Produced alongside his latest Klockworks EP, Haulin’ Ass marks Heiko Laux’s return to his own Kanzleramt label, following up a string of remixes of his much loved album, Fernweh. Haulin’ Ass is one of those rare releases that feels produced simultaneously for the club and for those listening at home.
The short opening track sets the tone for what’s to come, with pungent, atmospheric chords and weightless percussion hanging over a thick bass line and a slow kick drum. This is followed up by the club-ready title track. Haulin’ Ass’s straight up kick drum propels its fierce arpeggio and cinematic echoes. Behind this, tightly enveloped white noise moves in and out of time, adding disorientating rhythmic complexity.
The EP’s third track is a short excursion into dangerously acidic territory, and is definitely one for Heiko’s more adventurous listeners. Onyx, the final track, picks up this acidic thread and places it firmly in the club. Of the four, this is the one you’ll be hearing across Europe this summer. That’s not to say that Heiko plays it safe here, rather he takes this deep track in an unexpected direction. Towards its end it opens up into smooth pads before the powerful kick drum and bass lead return, undoubtedly alongside frenzied fist pumping.
Quotes about “Haulin’ Ass” so far:
As allways your music does it to me :-D))))
Looooove this one again
You Rock !!!!
Onyx. Yes please sir!
holy bollocks, this release is outstanding. ONYX and HAULIN ASS – I’ll be playing this for a long time. brilliant
Thanks for sending
Onyx & Haulin ass are my favs, will play them for sure. thx
‘An Elephant in the Silver Box’ sounds lovely, not really playable in my sets, but lovely. Also good ‘Haulin’ Ass’, killer track.
As expected, my support to the next Kanzleramt, thanks.
solid ep. onyx the cut for me, thx!!
an elephant in the silver box & hauling’ ass are simply dope!
dope, thank you for the music!
haulin’ ass is a bomb. thumbs up!
onyx for me, great!
bring back the rave!!!! can’t wait to play this tomorrow at womb!!!
Crazy Sonic, Vienna:
Perefect set opener with An Elephant in the silver box, Onyx is a fantastic track as well..i like!!
FINALLILLY!! there it is.
I like to have the Elephant rather on vinyl than in the Silver Box Funky Haulin’ Ass. Nice Lil 7.
But “Onyx” is my favorite here!! Was waiting for this since I heard it first time via the phone.
All in all, a nice refreshing release.
Onyx is the one for me ! thanks.
Fresh direction! Elephant + Haulin for us
Hmmmm ! Superb release once again…No doubt Heiko stills one of the best techno producer around ! Solid, super shaped, intelligent, thats how techno has to be ! Full support on all the tracks.
Nice! Great production on these. Will play!
Always a fan of Heiko’s work…
Cool EP! All 4 tracks are very good. And yeah, first track sounds like a real Elephant in Silver Box Thanks!!
Yammy release, support!
excellent stuff! Haulin for me
YES PLEASE.. Haulin and Lil 7 for me!
massive bombs! love it
love t. tnx
Haulin Ass and Onyx are dope!
It’s all about Onyx for me! But the real winner of this EP is clearly the title!
Nice one Heiko!
Great new release Heiko! I particularly like Haulin’ Ass and Onyx. Will play these for sure!