Wolfgang Gartner has been on a tear recently, to say the least. In a year that has seen him headline festivals across the world and put out multiple chart-topping releases on Beatport, one might think that Wolfgang would be content to close out the 2012 calendar on a quieter note. That’s not the case, as the electro extraordinaire plans on putting out his best work yet on the upcoming EP, “Love & War.” Wolfgang is fresh off releasing his “Back Story” (Ultra, 2012) artist album, a remastered collection of singles from 2008-2010, as well as his “Casual Encounters of the 3rd Kind EP” (Ultra, 2012) last month, which saw a return to Wolfgang’s more funk-driven sound of his roots. Now it seems that Wolfgang Gartner has pulled out all the stops with this forthcoming EP. The two-sided release promises intricate melodies to go along with his pulse-pounding rendition of maximal electro. “Love & War” is an anthemic track featuring haunting synth work along with Wolfgang Gartner’s trademark “call and response” style, where pulsing bass hits and scorching leads alternately share the spotlight. “Nuke,” the second track, figures to be an utter floor-shaker. Seemingly a spiritual successor to “Space Junk” (Ultra, 2010), “Nuke” is a furious banger with an infectious groove courtesy of Wolfgang’s grinding bassline and rhythmic percussion. Wolfgang fills a few breaks in the action with an uplifting chord progression, and the final drop featured in the preview hits home with unrelenting force. It looks like Wolfgang Gartner has a few more tricks up his sleeve before the year is out. And if the previews are any indication, the talented American has two more surefire hits on his hands. The “Love & War” EP will be released on September 17th on Ultra and Kindergarten Recordings, and will coincide with Wolfgang Gartner’s gigantic North American “Love & War Tour” planned for the fall. Luckily for us, Wolfgang has quite a bit left in store before 2012 draws to a close.
Love & War EP (Preview)
Pre-order “Love & War Tour” Tickets
“Back Story” available on here: Back Story – Wolfgang Gartner
Casual Encounters of the 3rd Kind EP and other Wolfgang Gartner releases available on Beatport