WTFunk? [LF079]


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Although it is a contemporary audiovisual take on disco, WTFunk? is an archetypal M4CHINE release.
A live act by nature, but not traditionally so, M4CHINE’s riffs on the virtual band members" concept by globally knitting together performers who would not usually have the opportunity to play together in a physical situation.

The hook - the funkiest of licks - and solo guitar work is performed by Henning Rümenapp, guitarist from German rock band "Guano Apes". Vocalist Mehandi Hasan sings with a trademark smoky India vibe, backed up by Misha Law, a Bristol based female singer. Live percussion provides a garnish, performed by Jacob Kiersch, drummer of the synth-pop band "Alphaville" and the German rock band "Gods of Blitz", in tandem with tabla master Naushad Khan. Hitting the MS-20 for some classic psychedelic monophonic action is And.Ypsilon, from the famous German hip-hop band ‘Die Fantastischen Vier’. 

Then, to totally throw a curveball into the mix, Ulli Freise of Elster Silberflug, a specialist in medieval and renaissance music, goes beyond retro equipped with a lute. And finally, to top off the package like an elaborate glacier cherry, WTFunk? features the world’s second most desirable piece of dance music production equipment after the Roland TB-303 - a tractor. Yep, of the “digs up potato” variety. Pure analogue action.

The vibrancy of the creative product has rubbed off on the Lucidflow co-owners. Nadja Lind abandons her trademark overcast dub tones and lets the sun shine right through, retaining the elements of the original but sharpening the edges for more of a dancefloor orientated take. Helmut Ebritsch pulls out the big guns with a warp-bass vs. psychedelic guitar solo soundmash.

Other Feedback

John P. - "great release! will play! thanks" (will play)

Leonardo Chaibún (Buxton Records): "" (will chart)

Stacey Pullen: "cool will try thanks"

AKA AKA (Burlesque Musique / Stil vor Talent): "very funky - will play for sure :)" (will play)

Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): "M4CHINE FUNK in heavy rotation!!! Really happy about this elating EP :D " (will chart) (will play)

Rick Maia (): "Will try it out. Thanks" (will play)

Eddie Richards (): "Downloading for Eddie Richards." (will chart) (will play)

Jon Donson (Lucidflow): "oooh nadja's remix is a killer! gonna play for sure! thank you! lucidlove***" (will play)

Andre Schwarz (Cutthenoize): "great disco-funk vibe on this. Helmuts remix will go into my personal sets. many thx" (will chart) (will play)

Mixside: "Great stuff !!!! Thanks !!!" (will chart) (will play)

Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): "FUNKED UP CLASS Brilliant work all 3 are spot on and are solid tunes with a real catchy vibe. Thanks guys one for the show and the club.. " (will chart) (will play)

Simon Whight (Inverted Audio): "" (will play)

OpenLab Radio (): "Downloading For Playlist Consideration On OpenLab Radio" (will play)

Different Grooves ( "helmut ebritsch remix thanks for sending!"

Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "excellent !" (will chart) (will play)

Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "nadja mix for me here..." (will play)

Dr. Lyria Messahel ( "ok"


released May 25, 2015

Henning Rümenapp, Guano Apes, Mehandi Hasan, Jacob Kiersch, Alphaville, Gods of Blitz, Naushad Khan, And.Ypsilon, Die Fantastischen Vier, Ulli Freise, Elster Silberflug



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Lucidflow Berlin, Germany

...significant names like Ian Pooley, Alexi Delano, Silicone Soul, Brendon Moeller, Klartraum, Nadja Lind, Steve Rachmad, Hernan Cattaneo, Chris Lattner, Terry Francis, D. Diggler, Yapacc, UGLH and G-Man aka LFO, Paul Loraine may just cause you to raise an eyebrow in intrigue.

Sublabel: Sofa Sessions
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