UE.21: George P.
George P. has taken somewhat the purist’s route into the ever diverse melting pot that is the Berlin electronic music scene. The early 90’s saw Papamanoglous, through an adoration for DJing and record collecting, diversify his musical tastes, from JayDee to A Guy Called Gerald, before full on music nerd mode took over and he branched out into acid, breakbeat and house. Over the next few years, George took to organizing events in and around his hometown of Mannheim and launched radio show What’s Up back in 2000.
After pushing local DJs and producers with these formative projects, George took the decision to move to Berlin in 2007 to re-focus this creative energy into other projects. No more than 12 months later, Diaphan Music, George’s own imprint was born with the poetic mantra of ‘bringing together what belongs together’; focusing on fusing all the assorted influences a lifetime of record collecting inspires into a hybrid of house, techno, minimal.
With sub-label Deep Series also under his belt, George has carved out a distinct niche for himself, with one imprint repping the toe-tapping floorfillers and the other exploring the experimental, minimal spectrum of dance music. The sixth addition to the series, the Family EP which features long-time collaborator Nekes and remixes from Frankfurt stalwart Sascha Dive and Skipson, consists of four cuts of groove-laden tech-house, the best specimen being Rain, a delicious 4×4 fusion of soaring atmospheric melodies and cavernous sub bass.
Showing no signs of slowing down, he drops the latest UE podcast, so sit back and prepare for an hour of the hypnotic stylings of George P.
Brian Eno – Interview (intro)
Nekes – On The Road (Skipson’s inpectah nek remix) [Deep Series]
Atjazz – fifth quarter [Mantis]
Patrick Khuzwayo & Bhumu Bril ft. Darian Crouse – Music is my only Drug (Chez Damier Underground Instrumental) [Atal Music]
DBX – And There ain’t (Restless Soul Peaktime Mix) [Freeze Records]
Herbert – Butthead
Jovonn – Slammin’ Doors (Knockin) [Objectivity]
Oliver Deutschmann – The Blocks [Falkplatz]
Gari Romalis – Scannerz [Dockside records]
Point Blank – A Game Of Two Halves [Phono]
George P. – Rain [Deep Series]
Pole – Silberfisch (The Mike Huckaby Synth Remix) [Slices Of Life]
Basement Jaxx – Deep Jackin’ [Atlantic Jaxx]