De:tuned is the new label of DJs, record collectors and party promoters Bonny (Ruben Boons) and Konnekt (Bert Hermans). The label is an extension of the De:tuned parties which they have been organising since 2009 in and around Antwerp (Belgium). De:tuned stands for proper old school club music, whether it’s techno, acid, rave, house.. De:tuned is about quality music in general. Previous guests at the De:tuned events include Ben Sims, Dave Angel, Mike Dred, Robert Leiner, CJ Bolland and Frank De Wulf to name but a few.
The label will focus on releasing hidden and unreleased gems from the past as well as new music with a genuine old school feel.
The first release comes from Robert Leiner (The Source Experience). Robert Leiner made a name for himself in the early nineties while working as a studio engineer & producer for the well-known Belgian R&S label.
De:tuned is very proud and honoured to present 3 unreleased tracks from Robert to kick start the label. All 3 tracks were recorded during various studio sessions between 1991 and 1993. This first release is pressed on strictly limited blue heavyweight vinyl.
The EP opens with the beautiful ‘Sky Surfer’. Cleverly programmed 808 and 909 drum patterns and 303 acid lines set the tone. Female vocal snippets and uplifting synth pads come in and out of the track to enhance the druggy, euphoric warehouse feeling.
‘Infiltrator’ is a more straight forward track with a slightly bigger sound. The track drives and drives before it breaks down in a heavenly intermezzo, only to continue its nervous and relentless pace.
The B-side ‘Trance Antwerp Express’ takes you on a 13 minute trip to the far edges of the universe. A pulsating, hypnotic bass line swirls and twists throughout the track, accompanied by eerie background sounds and effects that creep up and take hold of you. Once again Robert skilfully programmed the 808 and 909 drum computers to great effect. This track may need some time to sink in, but once you get in it, there is no getting out!
It has always been there, you just have to discover it.. stay tuned!