Posts Tagged ‘T3K’

All tunes formerly released commercially on Tilt-Recordings & T-Files have been available as free downloads for years along with the original netlabel releases on T-FREE; now they have all been uploaded on for posterity.


Final statement:

Some might have noticed that Tilt-Recordings has discontinued its operations… Although originally intended otherwise (cf TILT010 promotext) there will be no further vinyl releases on Tilt-Recordings because of the well known structural problems of the music industry in the contemporary digital media environment, effectively low vinyl sales and lack of funds. And since Tilt-Recordings started out as a vinyl label, it would be missing something essential if being continued 100% digitally. So the label was closed altogether.

Its last vinyl release has been TILT010 by Isotop/Kaiza/Shots/Budoka in early 2009, and the last digital release (T-FILE-EP015) came from Mefjus in November 2010.

The vinyl backstock was given out for free in spring 2011, all tunes were pulled from the digital shops soon after and were eventually made available as free 320 kbps mp3 downloads on the label homepage:

Bulk download links for all tunes officially released on Tilt-Recordings (zip files & podcast feeds):

No releases whatsoever will follow after, no label comeback or re-opening of Tilt-Recordings will happen. This shutdown is final. The associated Soundcloud profile and Facebook page/group will be terminated in July.

The sister netlabel T-FREE was also closed parallely in 2011, with a massive final celebration release – an LP (“tl;dr Happy End”) with 35 tracks from Budoka, Kaiza, Mefjus, Pyro, kr4y, SKC, Mav, Paperclip, Engage, Polarity, Proktah, Phony, Bowsar and many others:

Bulk download links for all tunes ever released on T-FREE (zip file & podcast feed):

We the people behind Tilt-Recordings (Budoka, DJ Malice, Kaiza and DJ Hektik) are still around and can be contacted & booked through the label homepage and our social network profiles (Soundcloud, Facecock etc).

Kaiza’s own label T3K Recordings (started in February 2009 as a semi-sublabel and detached from Tilt-Recordings in 2010) is still very much active:

Running Tilt-Recordings / T-Files and T-FREE was a significant part of my life for the past decade. I came to meet a lot of interesting people, had many valuable experiences and tons of fun, and I believe I also have learned some facts. My thanks go to all involved artists for their musical contribution and especially for allowing me to put the tunes online as free downloads after ending the money business, Phono (without his input the Tilt vinyl series since 2006 could not possibly have been the same; R.I.P. Leet & Intersection!), Jens Zimmermann aka Tyrell, Pyro, Polarity, Dimo, xplizit, Massl, David Badger and all others who contributed resources and information at various stages, most of all to the original founders and label mates Kaiza and Budoka.

Now for some final words by these other two label owners of Tilt-Recordings who have remained silent in most of the former label statements.

“Tilt-Recordings was the start of something for me. It was way more than just a label to release music i made or i liked. For me, it began to happen at the right time and the right place. And it was the melting pot of beliefs, ideals and expectations and also the first place of examination, observation, reflection and of course action. It was the roof over my head when “bad weather” was working against me and the “ground” beneath my feet on which i could walk whenever i wanted to. For me, the label was an absolute term for quite a long time. It was the main medium to make contacts, see the world and find a position in the dnb (lol)-circus. Although the idea (and so the label itself) was totally different in the beginning from what it became later on, Tilt-Recordings and all the people and things around it were basic groundworks for my musical development and also for my personal formation.
Now, some years later (and after countless experiences which can not be named here) and of course after a lot of change, i can say that i learned and gained so much from this project. For sure, these experiences are something that i dont want to miss… ”

“Looking back on the past almost ten years with ten vinyl-releases, a couple of mp3s and a heavy load of free tunes, Tilt-Recordings was not only a label to me but so much more. It was my homebase and it has given me the possibility to share my music to people all over the world. In all these years I gained a lot of experience and found many new friends. The label also pushed my development in producing and the evolving of my own sound.
So I have to thank my label-m8s for their hard work and for the many discussions we had. Sometimes they weren’t easy, but in the end we still made it and I’m proud that I’ve been a part of it.”

Teh links: (soon offline) (soon offline)

edit: all 6 mixes have been put together into 1 post, for T3K news in the future see

This is the first part of a mix series by Kaiza on T3K Recordings
called “The T3K Chronicles”. Each part focuses on one specific
sound approach or artist (already released on T3K Recordings) and
demonstrates the particular context. This first issue is all about
Transylvanian Funk made by Kriotek (Proton Kid, Nufojah, Blastphemik).
Please show some respect for these Romanian Ambassadors of Techno-DNB…

-> 192 kbps mp3 (40 min, 55 MB)

It is time for the second part of the mix series by Kaiza on T3K Recordings
called “The T3K Chronicles”. Again, it is about one specific sound approach
or artist (already released on T3K Recordings): this issue is representing
a french mad man called Eiton! His stuff is an incredible fusion of Techno
and Drum & Bass and full of character, authenticity and ingenuity…

-> 192 kbps mp3 (67 min, 93 MB)

“The T3K Chronicles Vol 3″ is here! After introducing two heavy mixes representing
T3K Recordings and it`s main artists, another quality mix by Kaiza is being unleashed.
As the other parts showed, it focuses on one specific sound approach or artist (already
released on T3K Recordings): this edition is all about Triamer from Russia and his
reece-based rinse out which always destroys dancefloors.
Get it and destroy your living room as well!

-> 192 kbps mp3 (25 min, 34 MB)

“The T3K Chronicles Vol 4″ is now available! Another delightful mix by Kaiza
which is all about an artist signed on T3K Recordings. This time it is about
a man who really is of some account: Dereck and his tracks are rated above the
average. His releases on labels like PRSPCT, Temper D Productions, Culture
Assault and T3K Recordings are dancefloor missiles and it is obvious that a
lot of people are not quite happy about the fact that he did not release
that much. Anyway, Kaiza proudly presents a mix which is showing the talent
of this man and his skills. You won`t be disappointed by this fine selection
of stompers!

-> 192 kbps mp3 (22 min, 30 MB)

“The T3K Chronicles Vol 5″ is a bit different from the other mixes presented
in the last weeks. This time Kaiza is focusing on a specific sound approach again,
but not by one of the T3K artists but by some of them: some might call this style
Neurotech which is showing that this is about music in between Neuro- and Techno-
Drum & Bass. But let`s not talk too much about it here and so download the mix and
get a picture of “The T3K Chronicles Vol 5″ by yourself!

-> 192 kbps mp3 (37 min, 51 MB)

“The T3K Chronicles Vol 6″ is another quality mix presented by Kaiza which
focuses on a specific sound approach by one of the T3K artists. This edition
is showcasing a producer called T-Psy who is hailing from Brussels (Belgium)
and it can be described best as “mashing it up” because of two facts: it
contains a lot of mash ups and it will mash up your head real hard!
Download this mix and enjoy the flow!

-> 192 kbps mp3 (35 min, 49 MB)

Kaiza and T3K Recordings are very proud to present “Resolution” by D-Struct from Seattle, Washington (USA). This guy is well known in the dnb-scene: he had tunes out on Nerve, Moving Shadow, Renegade Hardware, Barcode, Onset Audio, Ohm Resistance, Sinuous and others.
And this tune shows why this guys is that known: “Resolution” is a reduced neuro-tech excitement showing a path which only D-Struct knows to go…no more words needed!

D-Struct – “Resolution” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, Digital Tunes and others…

The tenth EP of T3K`s Extended series combines the work of Kigami (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Dereck (Moscow, Russia). The first, Kigami, is known for tracks released via Metafiziq vinyl (MTFZ001 “Missing Particle EP”) and digital (MTFDZ003D) plus the stunning “Squalor” (with Vanks) signed on Tinnitus. The second, Dereck, put out a track on T3K before (“Eliksir” with Paperclip, see T3K010) and had several other releases: one recently released is the “Konus EP” on Temper D Productions (TDP017). Both producers are well respected and have advanced production technique which is confirmed again with these two tracks…do not hesitate to check them out!

Kigami – “Listen Its Coming” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Kigami + Dereck – “Techno Corporation” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Digital Tunes and others…

Peter Kurten from Belgium is insane! After you listened to this EP you know why, and you know why he named himself after a very evil person who killed a lot of people. His music is full of authencity and certainly some provocation: “Furious Anger” and “Le Nom De Dieu” (T3K-EXP003) constantly beat your head without remorse. Expect no mercy…

Peter Kurten – “Furious Anger” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Peter Kurten – “Le Nom De Dieu” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, and others…

What happens if you mash New York Hip Hop with Hard Techno? Insane Peter Kurten (from Belgium, known from releases on own imprint Evil Beats and releaes on labels such as T-Files, Intransigent, Melting Pot, Independenza and others) creates a constant knock to your head at about 175 bpm only interrupted by some NYC/ROC samples. And all this made in a Drum N Bass-context. Dont get it twisted and expect something you never heard before…

Peter Kurten – “Hard Knockz” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, and others…

This release contains three damagers by one of the longtime activists of Drum N Bass in Eastern Europe called Ogonek:
this guy is one of the founders of the DNB-scene in Sofia, Bulgaria (head of Metafiziq Recordings and co-founder of well known and very busy HMSU crew which consists of other members like Cooh and Mocks).
He is producing for a lot of years now, his first releases came up in 2002, and this three tracks are timeless monsters of big punching bass and well wicked beat structure and screaming synth hooks which do not
let you get away. Ogonek is a fucking genious, no doubt, and this EP is a proof of his status and abilities!

Ogonek – “I Love You Move Me” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Ogonek – “Mars Is Near” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Ogonek – “Summer 782″ -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, and others…

It is time for the second 2-track EP for T3K Recordings from the man they call T-Psy. This one is even more nasty, even more crazy and even more energetic than the first one. “Insanity VIP” is a new version of a tune released on the netlabel “The Necroid Project” (see NCRD-001) with significant changes in sound and structure. “Persecution” is just banging the shit out of you with aggressiveness and brutality which is surely without equal.

T-Psy – “Insanity VIP” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
T-Psy – “Persecution” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, and others…

T3K gives out this tune by T-Psy for free! It is a nice technoid rollout and if you like it look out for more T-Psy tracks coming on T3K Recordings (see T3K024 and T3K-EXT009).

T-Psy – “Transmition” -> 320 kbps mp3

T3K024 brings out two tracks by T-Psy from Brussels, Belgium. Both tracks are very solid workouts using a strict loop-oriented foundation. “Destiny” has a static synth and different percussive and mid-bass elements around which result in distinct dynamic movements when combined in this way. “Transmition VIP” is an advanced version of “Transmition” (released earlier on T3K Recordings) and using more percsussive threads and having a more aggressive move. Expect more stuff from Belgium on various labels in the next months (and check out T-Psy releases on Cyber Crunk Records already released for free plus releases on Dark Box, Suspect Device, Nu:Gen and Necroid Project)!

T-Psy – “Destiny” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
T-Psy – “Transmition VIP” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, and others…

This is the first EP on T3K combining different approaches to technoid Drum N Bass, made in different parts of the world and with different conceptions and so bringing different people together on one EP. But all these tracks have something in common: they try to put reece based structures according to actual sound standard as one basic aspect. And you can be sure these guys do not fail this intention: “Rape” by Absurd (a crew of 3 producers, Googah, C7d01 and Pasha, from St Petersburg and Novosibirsk) kicks it with well done dynamic stab layers on top of edited reeces, “Bad Earth” by Bioforms aka Dephzac and Goro from Slovakia is a good combination of musical composition and dancefloor oriented rinse out, “Antimagnetic” by Exiva is a simple but effective weapon for a tight DJ set using circling loop based reeces and “The Dice” by Austrian Wunderkind Mefjus which is mainly based on neurofunk-groove and neurotech-oriented structure…

Absurd – “Rape” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Bioforms – “Bad Earth” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Exiva – “Antimagnetic” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Mefjus – “The Dice” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, ithinkmusic and others…

T3K gives out this tune by Triamer for free! It is pure Triamer Stomp and if you like it look out for more Triamer tracks released on T3K Recordings (see T3K-EXT007, T3K022 and T3K-EXT007). Dont miss these!

Triamer – “Psyho Clown” -> 320 kbps mp3

Triamer continues his releases on T3K with this EP and delivers more reece madness in a very dancefloor-oriented
manner combined with catchy synth hooks and a drive which could be described best as “straight”. This package is a convincing product of Eastern Europe-style, not designed to make a big revolution but to bring highly efficient dancefloor material to the DJs who want to mix proper techno influenced stuff!

Triamer – “Krasnodar” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer – “Nightmares” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer – “Phenomen” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer + Redkin – “Werewolf” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, ithinkmusic and others…

More Sickness from Triamer is coming your way with this EP: 4 tracks with this trademark sound and structure reinforce your dancefloor artillery with quality ammunition. After “No One Cant Stop Us” with Exiva was brought to you as T3K-EXT007, it is now time to check out this quality release containing reece packed “Evil VIP”, “Last Chance”, “Resistance” and “Kruyk” (with Redkin). Expect heavy bombing sound on this one…

Triamer – “Evil VIP” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer – “Last Chance” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer – “Resistance” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Triamer + Redkin – “Kruyk” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, ithinkmusic and others…