fi x Feines Tier y Tiefgang

DASCO (bisexuality exists)
Philipp Fein (feines tier)
Keikee (feines tier)

Maria Theresia von Eberg (afterhour sounds)
sophya (tiefgang)
Dael (tiefgang)
Ursprung fi
Widdersdorfer Str. 246, Köln

Feines Tier existiert als Party seit 2010 mit regelmäßigen, Veranstaltungen in Kölner Locations wie Odonien, Schrebergarten, Gewölbe, Jackwho und Auswärtsspielen in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, München oder Stuttgart. Mit dem gleichnamigen Label wurden seit 2012 inzwischen 60 EP’s und Alben veröffentlicht, oftmals auch auf Vinyl.
Zur Premiere im fi haben die feinen Tiere DASCO eingeladen, deren englischsprachige Kurzbio wir nicht ins Deutsche übersetzen möchten:
DASCO’s energy is infectious. The Berlin-based DJ, producer and label owner has been setting dancefloors alight over the past decade. A true house and techno aficionado, the roots of her sound can be traced back to electronic music’s golden age of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Carrying an undeniable sense of joy and liberation, she effortlessly blurs the lines between classic and contemporary; traits that continue to endear her to new audiences aplenty.
As a DJ, DASCO has graced the decks of a host of renowned dancefloors, including Panorama Bar, Bassiani, Fusion, Into the Woods or Polifonic Festival.

Die Tiefgang Crew veranstaltet Partys mit ausschließlich Midtempo und Downtempo Musik, das Tempo gedrosselt aber trotzdem tanzbar und ordentlich nach vorne!
Ausgefallene Deko- und Lichtkonzepte und ein ganz eigener Vibe machen die Veranstaltungen der Crew zu einem einzigartigen Erlebnis.

Johannes Klingebiel – Scream! EP

Johannes Klingebiel is back on Feines Tier with his „Scream!“ EP. After releasing two sold out vinyl EP’s and an album on the label we are proud to present new tunes once again – this time with a digital 5-tracker packed with nutritious festival food for all the day- and night-times this summer.
„Show Up“ is probably best served when the sun shows up and you can raise one hand in the air while sipping on your Spritz with other. The title track „Scream!“ goes in a darker and weirder direction, Johannes probably channeling his inner Kosi here with those tipsy cowbells and wonky sample pads flying around.
When the sun’s getting low and you can’t make out „The Forest For The Trees“ through all this fog and dry ice, just play the tune with that title. The warm piano and string chords will guide you through it all.
„Urgent Calls“ might be the most straightforward deep house track Johannes ever made, yet it still got that hazy trippy Klingebiel touch to it. Maybe this should be your new ringtone?
Closing out the EP is „Beyond“ with its mix of chord- and mind-bending synths and… brass instruments? Anyway, it makes us feel like we’re in a Western movie getting ready for a stand-off but accidentally had some edibles in our breakfast cereals and now everything is starting to melt into each other. And now? Hit repeat!

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Release: 07 June 2024

Artwork: Lorenz Klingebiel
Cover pic:
Series of three photos showing a hysterical yawning woman
Lettering: Baillements Hysteriques Phototype Negatif A.Londe Photocollographie Chene & Longuet Lecrosnier & Babe, Editeurs
Licensed under CC by 4 deed:
Slightly changes werde made by adding some background color.

Roe Deers – Landscape EP

Feines Tier is entering its 60s together with Lithuanian lad Liudas Lazauskas aka Roe Deers and his Landscape EP. We’re not exactly sure if those titular landscapes are to be understood literally, figuratively, metaphorically or all at once, nevertheless they are fascinating and a marvel to take in. Where and how do we start? With an (un)healthy dose of acid of course! „I’m very sorry (Acid)“ takes care of that, with the tune delivering everything the title promises, experience report included. Better make sure set and setting are right for this one! After that we’re taking a thrilling „Helicopter“ ride to „Glory“ and try not to loose our „Shoes“. Ok, that was a little cheap, I’m Very Sorry (Acid)! (Sorry again!) Anyway, to speak in strictly musical terms, „Helicopter“ is a banger. And „Glory“ is just beautiful with its gorgeous addictive swirling arps, while „Shoes“ keeps it cool tempo-wise and also mood-wise, creeping through some dark back-alleys with moody breakbeat drums and brooding synth chords. The penultimate „Silent Stories“ picks up the pace again a little bit, but gets even more grubby, hypnotic and seductive vocals included, before we get another face-melter with the closer „Sash“, which goes hard on the electric bass in your face, pitched-down vocals and some cowbells for good measure. Thank you Roe Deers for guiding us through these Landscapes for our 60th, the fresh air makes us feel like teenagers again.

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Kadosh & The Drifter – Jakarta EP

What a dream combo! Irish powerhouse and Maeve runner The Drifter  joins forces with the Israeli super talent of Frau Blau fame, Kadosh. The result is Jakarta, an elegant yet relentlessly effective and forceful tune built to elevate dance floors small and big(!) around the globe. It is one of those productions where all the elements fall into their suitable places so naturally that it’s made looking easy, which one might call an attribute of true craftsmanship.

The delicate mesh of synth stabs and chords, the sporadic vocal insertions, the efficient beat programming, everything is arranged to build a sum greater than its parts. We’re given two different variants of the track, the „Day“ and „Night“ version, which gives a clue about their respective qualities and intended use. But to be quite honest, we could also imagine the „Night“ version on a sunlit festival floor or the „Day“ version in a dark and sweaty warehouse. There have been dark days and bright nights after all, stranger things have happened. Whichever you end up choosing in any given moment, you most likely won’t be wrong.

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Secret Factory – Neon Jaguar Odyssey EP

The Hungarian tinkerers of Secret Factory make their Feines Tier debut with the forceful Neon Jaguar Odyssey EP. 

And indeed the title track straight up sends us into a dizzying but satisfying whirlwind of emotions, with the rock-solid foundation of drums and bass guiding us through this odyssey safe and sound in the end. Similar things can be said about the follow-up „Metal Goblin“ with its simple yet catchy bassline loop building the groundwork for all the detuned percussions, confused vocal snippets and massive synth sounds. The result is a hypnotic snake charmer of a track, made for post-apocalyptic discotheques, all shiny and chrome. 

„Visions Of Joy“ doubles down on these vibes, impalpably luring us in with a stripped-down and brutally effective beat and tinges of oriental adjacent synth pads. The record-closing „Life After Birth“ starts out relatively innocent with broken drum machine patterns, but reveals itself to be another dance floor monster in the final minutes, cleverly layering analogue synth sounds on top of each other to lead us to a mesmerizing climax.

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Feines Tier in Odonien

►FANGO (Degustibus / Fango Dischi)
►KEIKEE (Feines Tier)
►PHILIPP FEIN (Feines Tier)
►UWE LACTO (Lafari)
Event bei Facebook:
Sa. 02.03.2024
Hornstraße 85
50823 Köln
Feines Tier