Humming Birds EP (CFR007)

by Bartellow

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Having featured international house heavyweights Kez YM and Andres on their previous release it’s no surprise that the ‘Late Night Blue Sound’ EP was a monumental success with demand outweighing supply and a repress sought. However, as at the forefront of the house revival City Fly continue their quest in discovering and nurturing hidden house talent…
So for their seventh release City Fly are proud to present Bartellow aka Benedikt Brachtel. Hailing from Munich, Benedikt was educated in classical composition and has worked as a film soundtrack producer. Having found a kindred spirit in the form of fellow Munich-based producer Amos, the duo formed successful avant-garde electronic pop act ‘Columbus’ awash with analog synth stylings, infectious pop melodies and neo-futurism.
However, it’s under his ‘Bartellow’ alias which has seen him gain further recognition as a visionary virtuoso. Initially appearing on Michel Baumann’s (Soulphiction) revered Philpot label with partner in crime Roman Rauch, he has since gained the attention of influential tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Rainer Truby with his ‘The Bartellow Thrill’ EP. Last year proved just as productive too with a release on City Fly favourite Red Rack ‘Em’s ‘Smuggler’s Inn’ imprint, a remix for Philly marvel King Britt and two releases on his own conceptual ‘SVS Records’ featuring the cream of Munich’s mercurial production wunderkids .
Always on the lookout to showcase those left in the shadows, it looks like City Fly have unearthed another raw diamond in the form of Bartellow…


released January 1, 2014



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