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Contract Labour

by Alpha Tracks

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Freedive 07:24
Hyperreality 05:42
Golden Shot 06:59
Arise 07:26




Mama Snake
Thanks for sending this over, sounds lovely ~

DJ Ibon (Fast Forward Productions)
Thanks for the EP! Will play Red Light Radio on Saturday, so was wondering if it would be ok to put in there? An sounds super cool btw!! Doope! Yeah, will definitly play it a lot :-)

Amelie Lens
I absolutely love this EP and been playing it a lot since I got it. Full support! Freedive is my favourite but I also play Arise and Golden Shot. Brilliant EP

Carlos Valdes
I really love your label and your music!!! Thanks for including me in your promolist!!! Hyperreality is my pick on this one for now. But you release music that is timeless, so I’ll end up loving another one on the release more. Your music grows on me! <3

Stephanie Sykes
Holy shit this is GOOD!! :) Thanks Luke, hope your good xx B2 is my fav! sounds sick out, played it in Milan and Barcelona!

Vincent Neuman
Great stuff Luke, will def try Golden Shot & Arise at Berghain in a few weeks :)) Thanks for the music!

Beautiful production will support the whole release. Big up BH.

Palms Trax
Any chance of that new Alpha Tracks record? So good!

Claire Morgan
Love Alpha Tracks! Thanks for sending! Love all tracks, really strong EP. Will def play <3

I Hate Models - Hey Luke, It will be Arise for me ! Thanks for sending

I am a long time fan of Felix´s work and very happy to see it getting more attention now. Fantastic ep - I´ve been playing it a lot this weekend.

Johanna Knutsson
This is soooo good!!!Thank you for sending, will 100 % play a lot x

Jane Fitz
thank you that's fantastic.. I was only thinking last week I wonder what Felix is up to! Can't wait to hear these :) x

Alpha Tracks debuts on Blue Hour Music.

Native Austrian Felix Benedikt will release the four-track EP Contract Labour May 1st on Luke Standing’s Blue Hour Music outlet. Benedikt, who began his musical education under the tutelage of Erdem Tunakan at Cheap Records in Vienna, before moving on to TONGUES in the same city - the store where the Alpha Tracks project first began to take shape courtesy of studio located above the shop, sits neatly within the realm of Blue Hour Music’s aesthetic concerns. Of late, Standing has been developing the label’s roster with a keen ear - refining the sound & building a solid and versatile group of producers & live performers around him. Alpha Tracks, with his largely retro-futuristic, but decidedly fresh approach to high energy proto-Trance makes for a glowing addition to Standing’s stable. The music draws from a well-worn palette but feels wholly zeitgeisty in the current climate - pushed 909 drums provide the backbone of the work, with rich, emotive melodies working in tandem with the heady 303 leads - the accomplished, effective finish on the recordings bearing the hallmarks of a seasoned ear - all making for a fantastically satisfying dance floor package. Regarding his approach to production, Benedikt is keen to state that much of his work relies on improvisation - on an organic, real-time recording process that draws its energy from the actual physicality and technical limitations associated with working predominantly with analog​ hardware. No doubt this is where the magic comes from on Contract Labour, a centered​ and powerful addition to the Blue Hour Music discography.


released May 1, 2019


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Alpha Tracks Vienna, Austria

In 2015 the project Alpha Tracks was born. The first release on the reactivated label Morbid had strong international resonance and Alpha Tracks has continued with highly acclaimed records since. The music of Alpha Tracks is mainly produced live on analogue machines with different guest musicians, focussing less on technical fetishism than on the live dynamics of studio collaborations. ... more

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