A suiting addition to the musical spectrum of Eat Concrete, New Deal is a well thought out compilation of techno inspired music. Renowned Dutch musicians like Maarten van der Vleuten, Orgue Electronique, Sensory Overload, Pete Concrete, Berend G. and Mr Blomski, European pioneer 69db and US hero Blipvert cover a spectrum of music between them, weaving together genres like Chicago house, Detroit techno, electro, acid, tekno and experimental breakcore. Brought by a label focusing on quality and creativity, New Deal offers a concept of music rather than a tight vision of style.
Featuring many groundbreaking producers, New Deal starts out with Maarten van der Vleuten's "Reptv", a severe techno track. Releasing music since the late eighties, Van der Vleuten's repetoire is huge. Effortlessly switching from spheric ambient to Detroit techno, soulful house and vocal dance, he is always reinventing and innovating, remaining a pioneer and a classic at the same time.
Orgue Electronique and Pete Concrete collaborated on “Sons of the Sweet Soil", an übersweet and minimalistic Chicago house track. Orgue Electronique is not just know for his releases on Bunker records and his collaborations with Legowelt, he has released three acclaimed solo EP's for Creme organization and tours all over the world, sharing stages with many well known artists.
Pete Concrete, founder of the Eat Concrete label and responsible for compiling New Deal, solo, also delivers the enigmatic "Maxwell Dreams On", techno on an acid highvibe, deep, straightforward and with soul. Involved in music for over ten years, Pete Concrete is known for his progressive style. Wether it be as a musician or through his label, he is always looking to set new standards and shift perspectives.
Sensory Overload, Robbert Latumahima, is another pioneer from the Dutch undergound. As a musician Robbert sets himself apart with his minimalistic, industrial rhythms and deep spheric sounds. He has designed and built his own sequencer, using it for his famous live sets. Robbert performs throughout Europe, runs his own label (Sensory Overload Records) and his productions have appeared on labels like Team Wasted, Neutrope and Eat Concrete.
One of the most prolific artists to surface from European underground techno is 69db, Sebastian Vaughan. Sebastian has been a consistent and driven performer for over fifteen years now and is considered an absolute master with his live-sets, known to bring live electronic dancemusic to another level. Working with the French Expressilon label since 1997, he has an impressive track record of releases, projects, collaborations and performances so far.
US inspirator BlipVert (Will Redmond) takes the lead on New Deal as far as experimental goes. A composer and instrumentalist for over fifteen years, Will was part of a variety of ensembles from rock to jazz and experimental electronics. The music of his soloproject BlipVert combines glitchy noise, frantic rythms and alien soundscapes into a crafty collage of sonic mayhem.
Reflecting Eat Concrete's nature as a label, this New Deal is a daring project and a work of true understanding and love of progressive electronics. Intertwining different styles and artists, New Deal accomplishes an elevating and refreshing compilation; Easygoing but enlightening, Eat Concrete's concept of a dancefloor record is one of broad perspectives and a straightforward motion. (EAT Concrete)