- The German label Raum...musik has put out more than 90 records since launching in 1998, and specialises in a lean, unflashy brand of dance music suited to long DJ sets and afterhours clubbing. Save for a few contributions from heavy-hitters like Ricardo Villalobos, Christian Burkhardt and Sascha Dive, relatively unknown names supply most of Raum...musik's releases. Cédric Dekowski & Felix Reifenberg, two producers connected to Frankfurt's HardWorkSoftDrink crew, handle the label's latest 12-inch, and it's another classy addition to a dependable discography.
Raum...musik records always seem to arrive without any fuss, but miss a release and you might end up having to pay through the nose for it a few months later. Perhaps befitting label boss Dorian Paic's laidback approach to promotion, the music is mostly understated and loopy, and Cédric Dekowski & Felix Reifenberg's three-track Ninatron is no exception. The pair offer three extended groove-led cuts, each comprising chunky, complex basslines sprinkled with glossy synths. "Ninatron" and "Neue Geilheit" will likely be what most DJs reach for—they're chilled, versatile and sure to come in handy in the early (or extra-late) hours. "Henkisuite" is more frenzied, and certainly a trickier selection to place in your set.
B1 Neue Geilheit