Thomas Schumacher is ready to "Stand Up"
One of Berlin’s most regarded techno producers, Thomas Schumacher has just unveiled details for a new album titled Stand Up. The LP marks his debut on his new Electric Ballroom label, further showcasing his compelling, unique and eclectic approach to electronic dance music. Stand Up will be available on May 4th.
The title track kicks off the album with a house groove introducing a soul sister vocal
which leads into a classic Thomas Schumacher dirty Moog bassline. Cutting from the same cloth as “Fangbanger”, the second track “Do Real” is really the german artists’ peak time. With all the charm of an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove “Vorfreude” lures you in with its smooth, persisting groove and layered chord hook. “Fangbanger” is the naughty cousin of “Vorfreude” with it's hypnotic, detuned Moog riff inspired by the days of Elektrochemie. “What you wanna shake” references mid 90’s US house music defined by imprints like Henry Street Music. Now for the “Electric Ballroom” we have a classic breakbeat in combination with a dub-techno chord and lashings of reverb to create a dark atmosphere loaded with promise. “Every little piece” is a collaboration with one time Elektrochemie bandmate Caitlin, this first single from STAND UP will feature remixes from the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Since '82 and Joris Delacroix. “Banshee” is a no holds barred riot created with Thomas Schumachers beloved ARP2600 synth plug-in. “Wolf” is another track inspired by Sunday mornings at the Panorama Bar, it explores hedonistic lights and shadows. “Warehouse” again represents his eclectic and diverse taste in music, while “T.W.E.N.T.Y.” is an updated capsule from mid 90's rave, hence the name, transporting Schumacher back to his early 20's. “Is your kettle on” is another stunning collaboration, this time featuring Chelonis R. Jones whom Thomas first worked with during his time with Get Physical Music. Rounding up the LP we have “Somewhere”, an unexpected and exceptional soundtrack-esque piece of electronica.