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Tiger Stripes

Tiger Stripes

After the uber-successful years of 2008 and 2009 Tiger Stripes felt a need for a new challenge and set out to create a brand new studio album in 2010, and the idea was that it is not to be something anyone was expecting from him. He has always been looking at alternative styles of music to merge with his sound, but after the release on Adam Beyers Drumcode label he felt inspired to make something not entirely based around what happens on the dance floor. So, turning away remix work, all his time was taken up by working on brand new material for this album... or so he said…He still found the time to squeeze in a nowadays rare remix for the SOUNDZ label, "The 4:08 To Paris" by Tangerine Dream's front man Conrad Schnitzler, of whom he is a great fan for many years. The remix is a fantastic piece of music that also gives you a taste of what is to be expected from him this year, it was released in March 2010 with fantastic feedback: Kompost's Michael Reinboth, Eric Kupper, Mousse T, Axwell and Nick Warren, who called it his "record of the year so far".All of a sudden there were also some new raw tech house cuts that needed a home, and after some intense bidding and negotiating, the massive ‘Play For Me' & ‘Infant House' were finally signed to Steve Lawler's VIVA Music, to form an EP due out in June 2010 on iVAV. Road tested by the man himself, Steve Lawler says this is BIG! And we couldn't agree more. There was also deeper cut titled ‘You Are Here' which was signed to the Material label in Greece, a label is known for it's excellent underground releases and for making vinyl releases of various colours resembling various materials, such as ‘Glue', ‘Glass' and ‘Saf'. VA025, the "Orange EP - Material Groovers Vol.2" featured Tiger Stripes together with tracks from Wally Lopez, Strict Border and Simone Tavazzi.Tiger Stripes Remix of "Samba" by Jesper Dahlback was released early June on Jesper's International Sound Laboratory (ISL) label. The techno maestro also behind SVEK, DK and other seminal techno imprints is still keeping things very much Scandinavian, with forthcoming collaborations with Alexi Delano and Jori Hulkkonen, and Tiger Stripes who works out of Jesper's Globe Studios complex, was a natural choice for this underground tech-house monster.Then there was ‘Make It House', the amazing big-room tech-house track signed to Mark Knight's Toolroom label, which since late 2009 was entangled in sample clearing spaghetti, but is now finally cleared by Francois K's Wave Music label. Re-credited Tiger Stripes Vs Exodus it's featuring samples from Exodus "Together Forever", it's a huge production, now tweaked and re-mastered and it's massive!Based in the Globe Studio complex in Stockholm, Mikael Nordgren aka Tiger Stripes sits surrounded by a grand selection of both brand new and classic pieces of studio electronica. Perhaps you can say this is symbolic of the music he produces, red hot dirty tech-house and futuristic deep techno with both eyes aimed at the horizon, but always with a great respect for what the masters did back when house was born.Tiger Stripes' collaboration with Jerome Sydenham "Stockholm Go Bang!" in 2006 on Ibadan was in some ways a milestone, in that it marked the start of a transition from the more organic deep house where Tiger Stripes set out in 2004, and the slick electronic sound he is known for today. In one fell swoop it earned him fans in both the house and techno communities, and in a way reconnected him to his roots in the darker techno scene of his earlier career pre 2004, when he was recording as D'Malicious on Francois K's Wave Music.Tiger Stripes was at the time running one of the most respected club nights in Stockholm, Go Bang!, where for some years only the best and most prolific DJs and live acts were invited to play, including Claude VonStroke, François K, Osunlade, Jerome Sydenham, Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, Dixon, DJ Gregory, Lindstrom & Âme to mention just a few. The mix of styles presented by the DJs playing records at the club all became a great source of inspiration…


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