Friday, November 12, 2010


Based in San Francisco, but inspired by Claude VonStroke's hometown of Detroit, mothership is the experimental sister label to dirtybird records. A large percentage of the proceeds from mothership go to a school in downtown Detroit that teaches and enables children to learn how to make music, as well as many other skills necessary to compete in the modern world.

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Catz 'n Dogz - One More by catz n dogz aka 3channels

Catz 'n Dogz aka 3channels = Grzegorz Demianczuk and Wojciech Taranczuk. The best friend duo have already released red hot club records on some of the most respected underground dance labels in the world including Trapez, Crosstown Rebels, Pokerflat, Boxer, dirtybird, Leena, Trenton, and their own imprint, Channels Recordings. After making underground techno for many years, the duo have now ventured into new territory. This time, as Catz n' Dogz, the boys have headed towards deep house without losing sight of their harder techno roots - exploring lush organic soundscapes with live drums and instrumentation.

Their full Polish names are Grzegorz and Wojchiech but you can call them Greg and Voitek or Catz n' Dogz. Back in 2003 they started it all off by organizing a club night in their home town of Szczecin, Poland. This night soon became a residency and their reputation grew quickly. A radio show soon followed on Szczecin's ABC Radio allowing them to explore their creativity and gain a legion of fans. Soon after that, they began to produce records together as 3 Channels. And now they come to us with their next level evolution, their amazing first full length album called "Stars of Zoo" as Catz n' Dogz.

The instant Claude VonStroke heard the new sound he snatched it up for his mothership label. Greg and Voitek had already generated two smash hit appearances on Claude's dirtybird label, remixing the infamous "Who's Afraid of Detroit?" on limited one-sided vinyl which has been seen selling for up to 100 euros a copy on the web! They also destroyed dance-floors with last years hit "Chicken Affair EP," crossing over to DJs as diverse as Radioslave, Jesse Rose, and Sebo K.

And now for the reason we care about all this, the music. The full length "Stars of Zoo" is a hybrid masterpiece; a beautiful cross between the best elements of deep house, minimal techno, and cinematically arranged live instrumentation. This is an album of songs - not tracks! Each song shines on its own, yet makes perfect sense when played in the larger context of the album. Early reactions from dancefloors all over the world have been universally positive - a testament to the power of this music.

Supporting the album is a trio of heavy hitting remixers - the Italoboyz, Voodeux and Guido Schneider, making his first appearance on mothership. All have supplied their unique takes on the source material, resulting in a formidable collection of music.