After ten years in the game, Stephan Barnem is all set to go to the next level in 2019 as he kicks off the year with a brand new EP featuring tracks taken from his long-awaited album. “Stephan Barnem” album will land on February 15th on his own new Encants label and before that he will release two singles at the end of January ‘The Break’ and ‘Berridec’ as teasers of the album.
His upcoming album is a real showcase of this artist mature and musical sound. It features his analogue textures and heady, absorbing atmospheres across a range of essential new tracks.
All this follows years of the Brazil Born, Italy based artist releasing on labels like Coyu’s Suara, Maceo Plex’s Ellum, Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, and Fairmont’s label Beachcoma which have been where he has put out some of his biggest tunes. As long as having tracks licensed and released on John Digweed’s label Bedrock and Richie Hawtin’s Minus.
His slick electronic and techno style is filled with real emotions and the sort of infectious grooves that keep floors dancing for days. As a result he has often reached the Top 10 of the Beatport charts and had support from huge names like Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz and Joseph Cariati to name a few.
He often tours the globe, and has played in places like Pacha Ibiza, Closer in Beirut, Tenax in Florence, ZigZag in Paris, Hivernacle in Barcelona, ADE in Amsterdam and many more.
The first release of his own Encants label released on December 4th is from a brand new and anonymous artist named ‘AN5’.
It features three pure, analog-only techno tracks with hypnotic grooves and futuristic synths.
The second release is from “Futuristant” another new artist of which we don’t know much yet but we will surely hear his name a lot in the following months with several EP of nice and complex Indie Dance and Electronica music set to be released on Encants throughout the year. The third and fourth releases set to be at the end of January and Mid-February are the album anticipation EP and the Album titlted homonymously “Stephan Barnem” from the label boss himself.