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“On this mix we tried to put together some of the different vibes we are getting inspired by,past,present and future collapsed into one hour. There is some unreleased material that got to our hands, stuff we are listening right now plus some stuff forthcoming on our Classicworks label.”

Classicworks 1st EP, released July 2012, Boomkat:

Cardopusher and Nehuen introduce their Barcelona-based Classicworks imprint with a rudely energetic machine music session including remixes by DVA and Nick Hook. Going solo, Cardopusher drops a ruddy Chicago-meets-Electro banger sounding like Tevo Howard gone wild, plus the Latin-Tech swerve of ‘Hotbox’, while Nehuen jacks on with ‘Bad Automation’ and a raving ’91 style acid banger. Cubic Zirconia’s Nick Hook boosts ‘I Can Only Be Myself’ with swinging edits and bolshy peaks, leaving DVA to spike ‘Hotbox’ with his distinctive strain of psychoactive funk.

Classicworks consist of Cardopusher & Nehuen

Cardopusher

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and now based in Barcelona, Spain, Luis Garbán (aka Cardopusher) has been blurring lines and crossing boundaries in electronic music as easily as he crosses geographical borders. Defying trends and scenes, this musical juggernaut is a force unto himself, resting on a rich and varied history of musical accomplishments, and the undeniable ability to leave international dancefloors heaving for more.

Inspired by labels like Tigerbeat6, Schematic, Planet Mu, Rephlex, and the diverse scene surrounding them in the early 2000s, Garbán decided to start his own productions.

After taking time to develop his unique sound, Cardopusher got signed by legendary French label Peace Off to release his first album “Hippie Killers Don’t Mind Jah Conversations” (2006). Since then, he has toured around the world, playing a range of events from small parties to huge festivals. His work as an audio engineer with long time friend and collaborator Pacheko helped catch the eye of Red Bull Music Academy, who included him in their 2008 Barcelona edition.

Cardopusher’s music has been in constant progress, shifting effortlessly between different genres and scenes.

He’s released three full LPs to date, as well as a slew of EPs, tracks, and remixes on labels like DVA Music, Iberian Records, Tigerbeat6, Enchufada, Car Crash Set, and Kode 9’s visionary Hyperdub. Spurred on by these successes, in 2012 Cardo and close friend DJ/producer Nehuen have started a new record label called Classicworks, dedicated to just quality music and soundsystem wreckage. Expect more of the unexpectable.

Nehuen

DJ and Producer, Nehuen is a man of waist winding rhythms and bone crushing bass. Swinging between tropicalia, 2- step garage, hip hop and bass music, he defiantly juggles his sub bass between genres and tempos. His trajectory from Buenos Aires to Europe has seen him collect a diverse palette of sounds.

Nehuen has laid down many singles and free downloads through  Disboot,  Corsario Digital, Iberian Records,  DubKraft and  Ministry Of Sound, providing concrete document of this prolific producer’s work.

Also, he was in Red Bull Music Academy with XXXY and they release together “Jacktrax”, one track for the compilation featuring made in El Matadero, Madrid in 2011.As a DJ he is notorious for his carefully considered yet highly eclectic selections, which grind together a broad platter of filthy beats. While he may have cut his teeth mixing as part of the  B LOW dubstep crew or Abstractor Collective, pays little attention to genre purism, be it strip-club quality reggaeton, booty house, acid, electro or deep, meditative dubstep. Nehuen will find a way to slam them together, propelling the dancefloor forward in surprise.

Currently he is launching Barcelona’s  Classicworks imprint among DJ and producer Cardopusher, which will be the house of many of his coming productions along other artists music. Normally you can find him djing at Barcelona’s biggest club (Razzmatazz) and many other international gigs that you can find at his Soundcloud

 

Tracklist

  1. ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS - 223 - CLASSICWORKS
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  3. 01. Distal - Throwing Shade (unreleased)
  4. 02. Chesus - 3am Dub (forthcoming Ten Thousand Yen)
  5. 03. Chesus & Organ Grinder - (forthcoming Lost In Translation)
  6. 04. House Master Boyz & Rude Boy of House - House Nation (Simply Recordings)
  7. 05. Kevin McPhee - The Blind Whirring of Machinery (forthcoming WNCL)
  8. 06. Gary Beck - Hopkin (Soma)
  9. 07. Maelstrom - Lux (forthcoming BNR Trax)
  10. 08. EDMX - Orange Squash (Power Vacuum)
  11. 09. Darling Farah - Fortune (Bambounou remix) (forthcoming Civil Music)
  12. 10. Bad News - Real Bad News (L.I.E.S.)
  13. 11. Nehuen - Bad Automation (Classicworks)
  14. 12. MPIA3 - Squatter´s Dog (Avian)
  15. 13. Delroy Edwards - When The Glue Won´t Burn (L.I.E.S.)
  16. 14. Parris Mitchell - All Night Long feat. Reggie Hall (Bok Bok remix) (forthcoming Wicked Bass)
  17. 15. Cardopusher - Hysteria (forthcoming Classicworks)
  18. 16. Cajmere - Come (Green Velvet remix) (Cajual)
  19. 17. Asykan - Des Errus (BNR Trax)
  20. 18. Nehuen - Untitled (unreleased)
  21. 19. Cardopusher - The Real Thing (forthcoming Classicworks)
  22. 20. Cardopusher - Wave Function (Classicworks)
  23. 21. Nehuen - Elevation (unreleased)
  24. 22. Nehuen & Nick Hook - How Y´all Feeling (forthcoming Classicworks)
  25. 23. Dj Trajic - Club Diva (Underground Construction)
  26. 24. Shed - The Praetorian (50 Weapons)
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