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Format:B delivered "The Scoop EP" on Toolroom Rec./UK24.11.2017
2017 has seen many a debutant on Toolroom and this could be the most exciting one yet as we welcome Format:B to the Toolroom Family! The German tech house duo have been ruling dance floors for over 10 years now and most recently had their biggest success story when dance giants Ministry of Sound snapped up their 'Chunky' release that went on to hit the overall top 40 in the UK charts. This EP see's 2 slabs of pure tech house hedonism with 'The Scoop' leading the way. Quirky, catchy synth hooks, powerful drums, a driving bass line and bundles of energy ensure that this track causes absolute carnage on the dance floor every time it's dropped! The flip continues where this leaves off with a raucous tech house groove and some great little vocal hooks and again, as we have come to expect with every Format:B production, the energy levels are through the roof. You can expect to see a lot more exciting collaborations between Toolroom and Format:B and don't forget to catch them at our next event in London at EGG on September 30th.
FMKdigi041 - Format:B - Not Enufff EP / OUT NOW!12.04.2017
Aiming straight at the heart of the dancefloor Format:B are back for 2017 with their brand new single on Formatik Records, proving the fact that there are indeed „Not Enuff“ of their tunes out there as both dancers and DJ's from countries all over the globe always express a continuous demand for more. The title track „Not Enuff“ sees Format:B aiming straight at the heart of the dancefloor with a robotic percussion intro soon supplemented by on point, highly compressed bassdrums and hoovering big room signals which are paving the way for imperative vocal madness and a larger than life peaktime break. Maximum energy in here. With „Nitro Circus“ the Berlin-based duo serves another massive TechHouse stomper meant to cause havoc on buzzing floors. Highly detailed trademark vocal reworks meet a well-seductive bassline groove, heavy synth fanfares, a highly distinct melody setting, peak stabs and ever climaxing sequences meant to turboboost energy levels for sure
FMKdigi035 - Format:B - Whippp - Wade Remix - 28th Nov. released!29.11.2016
Following up as a sequel to the latest FormatB single „Okeey Yaah EP“ which was released on Formatik Records only recently is this little remix offshoot, serving a new approach to one of the EP's original tracks – crafted by the young Spaniard Wade. Being one of FormatB's favorite upcoming producers of 2016 his remix clearly shows why they asked him to rework and restructure their tune „Whippp“ for a digital remix single. Relying on a hefty foundation of punch providing drums we see Wade come up with on point functionality for peak time floors, working his filters right whilst adding energy driven percussion rolls, cowbells and super driving hi-hats to keep the crowd under motion control whilst firing occasional dirty hoover signals at them to keep energy levels up to the max.
FMKdigi032 - Format:B - Okeey Yaaah EP / OUT NOW!27.09.2016
So here we go again with a release you've all been waiting for – a new EP on Formatik Records that's about to be hammered on huge floors for ages, prepared and crafted for maximum crowd impact at the studios of the highly successful, world-travelling DJ and producer duo known as FormatB. With the title track „Okeey Yaah“ FormatB are serving a high octane weapon for all primetime jocks out there, amalgamating a stomping, slightly metallic technoid attitude sporting highly energetic percussion and cowbell layers, super precise scratch-emulations, elements of Hardbag House, Rave-resembling stabs and well-twisted, killer vocal bits for an extra power boost. „Whiiippp“, the second cut on this EP, comes across a little more playful in terms of attitude, riding the high energy wave on a super solid TechHouse foundation, re-arranging, cutting up and restructuring vocal samples featured in the title track and most importantly bringing in a massive trademark stab sequence for the glowstick and whistle crew that has already been on fire when huge raves originally were happening back in '92. With this tune FormatB are fusing the energy of those early days with today's most modernist production values to cause incredible dancefloor mayhem within a little more than 360 seconds
FMKdigi025 - Moonbootica - Above Your Trouble - OUT NOW!26.04.2016
It's always great to welcome old friends to your beloved home and that's why we're incredibly pleased to finally announce the release of Moonbootica's ''Above Your Trouble E.P.''. After sharing the decks and stages on the event circuit on quite a few occasions it's now about time for the two great Hamburg-based party animals to contribute to the Formatik Records catalogue and they're bringing in the bangers. The title track ''Above Your Trouble'' brings in quite a lot of pumping big room potential for this season and adds the right amount of glitz to set the roof on fire when climax after climax after climax sends punters into screaming ecstasy. With ''Love You'' the hanseatic pairing serves a captivating, on point synth motif and epic sirens whilst amalgamating elements of ElectroHouse and TechHouse for the bubbling massive, topping things of with huge echoes and seductive female vocal bits for maximum pleasure.
FMKdigi021 - Raumakustik - Panther / incl. Format:B remix / OUT From 7th Dec. 2015!07.12.2015
To conclude this very successful year 2015, we managed to invite a worthy delicacy into our label home. Born in THE town of biers in Germany and equipped with great skills and the necessary portion of success that is needed to participate on this platform: please welcome Raumakustic! The one delivering the original track "Panther" on this release. A reminiscence of long gone, energetic days- full of sounds and samples which will imply tears of memories as well as the ultimative urge to make you want to move. "Panther" breaks the beats and the momentarily dominating rules of production, convincing through beauty & roughness. This was a reason good enough for label founder and enthusiast of well produced demo tracks: Format:B to add a convincing remix on top of this one. Tested and approved on dance floors around the world. The vocal samples are picked up and smartly cooked together with persuasive breakbeats. Together with the dose of thick base that you have expected, the late annual killer release is ready to rumble! ;)
"Chunky" Is Finally Out Again on "Ministry Of Sound" & already @ #43 on itunes UK13.11.2015
Single track Spotify link: http://po.st/ChunkySp Single track Apple Music link: http://po.st/ChunkyAp Remix EP iTunes link: http://po.st/ChunkyEP Remix EP Spotify link: http://po.st/ChunkyEPSp Remix EP Apple Music link: http://po.st/ChunkyEPAp
FMKdigi017 - "Rocket Bunny" OUT NOW!27.07.2015
There they are again. These guys that will make every dance floor on this planet burn. The crazy dudes ask for a dance with their great mix of driving beats and fine adjusted sample elements that make it hard for anyone stand aside. The legitimate follower of the success single "Chunky" is now called "Rocket Bunny". This release will win you over with its irrepressible energy, it`s infinite highly driven breaks and its happy end. "Rocket Bunny" jolts in warp speed over the inclined dance floors in the club landscape. After highly compressed 6 minutes the dancer will be released happy and in sweat into the arms of their his/her beloved or maybe into the following refreshment mix. As a small add-on, we supply a modified version of the, in December 2014 released "Rolling Clone" to make sure that the summer of 2015 is provided with a proper portion of "Rollin".
FMkdigi013 - Format:B - CHunky - ROBOSONIC Remix - OUT NOW!26.01.2015
Robosonic delivers us the new Format:B single "Chunky". It has become a cracking and deep house track that will, in a positive way, frighten friends and colleagues with it's percussive and discoide elements all the way to the clubbers! The new year can't start better than this. A well thought out track- a masterpiece to pay tribute to the clubs around the world. Straight into the ears, stomachs and legs of the crowd: the vocals of the original track have been very cleverly set into place, on top a deep bass that will give your stomach a massage to make you bounce, escorted from passages that lean on the groove of the 80's. The percussion dominates this prize exhibiting track, dictating the direction on the dance floor in 2015: trim and twerking take off! We say "thank you". May 2015 musically be with you!
FMKdigi012 - V.A. - 5 Years Of Formatik - The Birthday Chapter - OUT from 22nd Dec. 2014!05.01.2015
As if it were yesterday: 3 young men are sitting in a beergarden in Berlin and talk about the next 'big' thing in the music label landscape of Germany. Formatik Records was born. Format:B member Jacob Hildebrand & Franziscus Sell as well as their label manager knew exactly in which direction to go. Energetic and exciting tech-house in its highest state of quality, flavoured with a touch of humorous ideas. They also had in mind to make cooperations with talents and friends from their personal and/or business surroundings. That sounded and currently still sounds like the correct recipy. 5 years later we celebrate these historic moments with a work exhibition that unites old friends, young producers and illustrious guests. Label friend Uto Karem or brother in mind Pleasurekraft as well as our seeded label artist Tobi Kramer. The hole work is enriched by the committed sound from our friends out of the Ukraine Konstantin Yoodza and also dj PP from Uruguay. This small compilation is completed nicely from artists that have'nt been released on Formatic- up to now that is. We welcome Dema & Alex Mine, Modevisning, Samuel Dan and Stratocaster. This musical bomb shows how we see powerful club music of the present. Always with a big bass in the pocket easily shaken out of the hips, with a blink of an eye for the right moment, humorous and full of lust. Raise your glasses and pay hommage to the coat of arms with the big F! Onto the next 5 years.
FMkdigi011 - Format:B - "Chunky" - OUT From 15th Dec. 2014 !15.12.2014
We opened our hard disc box of wonders once more in 2014, to release a new track of the legedary masters Jacob and Franz on to the dance floors around the world. "Chunky"s brilliance lies in the symbiosis between a thick bass and ravishing vocals, inviting us to go berserk. These two artist end the year with a nice finishing burner to which the people will rave the clubs everywhere through the winterly months to come and let us remember the European party summer. So put on your seat belts- we are going mad!
FMkdigi010 - Roy Rosenfeld & Format:B - Human Dynamo - OUT NOW!29.09.2014
The next collaboration of success between the funky Berliners and the untouchable Buddy Roy Rosenfels, is coming at ya. Powerful and dynamic. To keep expanding the crowd of participants, we are honored to announce, that the Formatos have joined to play along, to forge a hot iron with their brother in mind and make the electric dancefloors around the world melt to its core. The human dynamo is working non-stop and creates a self animating energetic track,to wake up the clubs around the world. Tested and approved through their live-act on the open-airs this season, we have decided, that its time for “Human Dynamo” to be released- ready to produce the necessary electricity to rock the dancefloors everywhere. Such a great energetic collaboration we had so much fun with, that we thought it's about time to find out yourself.
OUT NOW ! FMKdigi008 - Format:B - Der Samtfalter / keep it flittered!30.06.2014
The magic button has been pushed. The remixes for the Hallenser Superstars and Paule K climbed to the top of the charts. It was about time for the two Formatos to create a nice, steaming piece of music on their own imprint. "Der Samtfalter" flickers with a high wing frequency and untamable force foreward into our ears. Interrupted by a short failure of the wing engine and its resulting cascade is then beautifully intercepted to another high, making the animal dance eaven more energetic around the nectar. This summer the musical insect will fly through the feasting friends tranporting the beat so that the party will never stop.
Format:B Remix for Superflu`s "Me Roar" OUT NOW! (April, 24th 2014)28.04.2014
Techno's inimitable duo Super Flu unleash a massive remix package from last year's critically acclaimed album Halle Saale. Featuring a wealth of like-minded creative souls, each reversion adds a whole new narrative to Felix Thielemann and Mathias Schwarz's distinctive tales. Formatik founders Format:B take the lead with a genuine anthem-in-the-making. Taking the chugging smoky soul of "Me Roar" and injecting it with a blistering synth sound that pays homage to the mid noughties, their riff-heavy remix surges with emphatic electric command
The Next Strike On FMK! FMKdigi007 - Martinique - Mama Don`t Know EP / OUT FROM April 28th 2014 !28.04.2014
A young and energetic producer with the name Martinique, who lives near by Copenhagen, delivered us such fresh and amazing beats, that we had to release her output right away. So fast that her mom does'nt even know- which is probably better because the title track is so strong that potential dancers will be hit to shake their legs, that it hurts. Excessive nights between people alike are suggested. "Switch Off The T.V." shoots at you not to waste your time sitting on the sofa, but to turn the night into a worthy experience. The bassline guides us the way to where the solar plexus is located. This great E.P. finishes with "Take It To Las Vegas"- a thunder storm of base, which defenitely points towards the dance floor, no matter if in Las Vegas, Berlin or in Copenhagen- this woman will get attention! So it is not a surprise, that Formatik had to release this young diamond on the spot and from may on will be brought to label nights around the world by the label owned booking agency. Be curious for more. We definitely are!
Format:B Remix / Paul Kalkbrenner "Bengang" OUT Now!16.04.2014
Berlin to the max! - For the remix of his track 'Bengang' which featured in the cult movie 'Berlin Calling' Paul Kalkbrenner managed to get the Berlin techno legends Format:B. The almost legendary original version of 'Bengang' from the year 2008 has a huge placement in the film and is a key track within Paul Kalkbrenner's Live Shows. Format:B use their classic techno remix formula and create a top class rework of 'Bangang'. For their masterpiece they dig deep in their box of tricks and managed to create a unique sounding uptempo groover based on the easy recogniseable pieces of the original.
FMKdigi006 - Tobi Kramer - Charlie Runkle EP - OUT NOW!31.03.2014
Quality takes time. So it took almost one year for Tobi Kramer to show and proove his wonderful sence to capture the special dance-floor-moments. The “Charlie Runkle EP” presents three grooves that forefill the high claims of all night times. “Charlie Runkle” the old ladykiller aims directly for the hips. “We Do Not” energizes the dance floor until “Zaton” finally breaks up the early morning clouds, giving the bend audience the last kiss to dismiss them into the early sky. You can also watch a short video to “Zaton” which comes along with this EP. Tobi Kramer makes us very happy again.
"Magic Button" Remix by Wehbba OUT NOW!29.01.2014
While "Magic Button" snuggeling itself comfortably into the top three rankings of the beatport charts during the christmas holidays, Format B were already shifting on the solemn remix of their brazilian buddy Whebba. This track now wrings out the last unevaporated liter dance sweat of the already ear catching peace of rave culture. A really good start into 2014!
Spectacular New Video "Magic Button" by Format:B, is OUT NOW, on our Youtube-Channel! Watch & Enjoy!12.12.2013
The Magic Button plays the most important role in this music video. It shows, that it is possible to create a great track by having a jesus moment. Known protagonists of the scene such as Oliver Koletzki, Simina Gregoriu, Jens Bond, K-Paul, Ruede Hagelstein, AndHim, SuperFlu as well as the friends from the Zurich Friedas Büxe family and many more, have been invited to add a special note to this clip. The whole thing was filmed in magic locations like the Kater Holzig in Berlin, the Stuttgart club Romy S. and the holy studio halls of Format:B in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Responsible for this sweet milestone are Mr. Franziskus Sell/Format:B himself as well as - for the realization - Janek Benno Bennewitz. What came out is a small and trashy masterpiece underlined with the freshest Format:B sound which, in the weeks to come, will probably rock exclusive dance halls worldwide.
FMK012 / Format:B I Pleasurekraft OUT NOW!27.05.2013
Long Awaited, Now Released! FMK012 Vinyl-2 brilliant tracks, the well known & charted "Coltrane" + additional the groovy "Sexus" from the great collaboration between Format:B & Pleasurekraft. We are proud and happy to announce! Grab it on Vinyl in your trusted stores or as WAV/MP3 on www.beatport.com !
FMKdigi002 OUT From Today, the 15th of May 2013! "Coltrane feat. Chris The Voice" Format:B & Pleasurekraft Did It!15.04.2013
Next Strike: FMK Labelnight @ "Watergate" Berlin! April, the 5th 2013! Be Prepared....25.02.2013
Finally Out Now ! FMK010 Format B "DAWN EP" / 3 fabulous, uplifting bombs, directly from the heart of berlin !21.01.2013
Studiotime with Format:B and Desperados:)!!!11.12.2012
Hello from freezy Berlin, the track we made with you and desperados is now available for free download...:)! Hope u like it! Happy Monday F&J10.12.2012
Skeleton Key feat. Green Velvet Pleasurekraft Format:B Remix is out now!10.12.2012
RESTLESS REMIXES SESSION SOCKS & SANDALS out now:)!!!24.09.2012
New BEATPORT CHARTS!!!05.09.2012
Last Restless Remix Package coming soon!!! including: Dj Madskillz, Heartik, Necro & Reichmann, Tobi Kramer, San Marco and Khainz!23.07.2012
our remix of ramon tapia's "vagabonds" is out now!!!09.07.2012
Check & Buy! Incl. Format B "Liquid" feat. Fran!09.07.2012
NEW BEATPORT CHARTS!!!25.06.2012
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE !!!25.06.2012
Hello everybody, we are proud to announce our new website is finally online! from now on you you will find the latest news, gigs, new mixes etc... have fun! J&F