another new name on the slow life catalogue, the californian turned berliner steve huerta. as the ep name suggest he delivers some fresh-loungy-break jams, plus a dancefloor killer featuring label’s own s.moriera.
a reminiscence of the early 90 s, leftfield, uk electronica and breakbeats related. drifting, warm ambient atmosphere. comes with a -the ambientist- remix and a live version of „yours-, was played on the 24th of march 2018, berlin.
roza terenzi is the latest convert to the kalahari oyster cult, the australian producer debuts with four tracks showcasing her unique sound. influences come from far and wide, shifting between electro, house, techno and even early rave anthems. the space bleeps of -gigi- are soon interrupted by shouldering kick drums. samples stagger and stumble before key stabs cut through beats in this hazy piece of early morning elation. -mwah- maintains those euphoric moods. snapping snares slice through shimmering synthwork and soaring strings to keep the night grooving. darker tones enter with -rare high-, but these shades are soon brightened by arcing notes. acid lines squeak and squirm in this balancing act of disparate colours and chords. distant lands and exotic encounters are conjured for -soft-, perfumed percussion and meandering melodies mingle and merge for head swimming close of aromatic audio.
one copy per customer! gene on earth continues his fine run, touching down on subsequent with a varied ep of machine phunk. ‘pk fire’ lays it down with a tight electro breaks jam whilst ‘thunderbird’ and ‘fore’ skip dreamily into 4/4 territory. the proto drum n’bass of ‘leisure suit’ rounds things off.
originally released on white house records. remastered from digital masters by robert macciochi with full restored cover done by myself. this ep should need no introduction to ravers as often cited as an anthem (whatever that means to you, to me that just means classic and good and still worth hearing any day again and again).
founding member and co-creator of ‘aiwo rec.‘ dj normal 4 delivers second circle’s eleventh release to date with the ep ‘exoticz’ . . raised close to düsseldorf in the ruhr area, normal 4 grew up amongst a landscape of dusty factory skeletons and abandoned machine complexes in a formerly thriving industrial conglomerate. bringing his signature sound of broken industrial dreams mixed with escapist rave fantasies, normal 4 delves into the archives with two tracks ‘kalaidoka’ and ‘aeo’ recorded around 2011/2012, alongside a new track ‘la arabia’. produced at altstadt studio mülheim an der ruhr, with normal 4’s good friend anke preuß on guitar and vocals, ‘aeo’ is given the remix treatment by phillip otterbach on the ‘aeo (ottertasia mix)’. on the b side the synth freak out ‘kalaidoka’ is followed by ‘la arabia’ which rides the breaks into a dusty moonlit desert rave.
laik001 peers into the brain of young argentinian producer thin., revealing a universe of glitchy beats and etheral pads. on inspection they also find samuel padden, who has been piecing together oddities from this strange realm. for laikers only
another massive hit coming from the french house movement.much much awaited new release from demon!we all remember demon for 2000 n 1 hit single u are my high.already anounced as one of the biggest electro release to come out of the midem 2007.the smiley anthem happy therapy signed by genious producer demon is already buzzing everywhere.pete tong is on it as well as usual big boys & radio fg in france.do not pass on this
baker street sits perfectly alongside such great french labels as robsoul and brique rouge and fittingly, phil weeks delivers a trademark deep and soulful groove for lead track. 3 variations on the theme, but label bosses holmes & watz step out of their familiar territory for a smoking hip hop joint to round the ep off. baker street offer a top notch ep that would get even the good dr watson nodding his head to.
after showcasing the debut releases from the high on wye quintet (magic mountain high, soulphiction and steevio) and monoak, the freerotation label returns with a various artists 12” featuring four more artists intrinsically linked by the annual festival. anthony child, aka surgeon, has been a regular fixture since first appearing at freerotation in 2011. his recent exploration of modular synthesis and use of the buchla music easel has found a home in the ambient yurt at the festival, and equally has manifested in album projects such as 2015’s electronic recordings from maui jungle vol 1. “unconscious fearless determination” follows on from this more experimental, less dancefloor-focused side to child’s work, while still pulsing with the techno fundamentals that quickly defined him back in the mid ‘90s. duckett hails from north wales, and has been a key part of the freerotation fabric since the beginning of the event. after some releases on mindtours, mindyourhead and sthlmaudio back in the mid-‘00s, his music has started to reach a new audience through releases on untilmyheartstops and a clutch of lauded live performances. “breaks my heart when i remember that day” captures the alien synthesis and emotional heft that singles duckett out as such a remarkable artist. steevio is the co-founder of freerotation and mindtours records, responsible for a huge swathe of techno releases reaching back to the ‘90s. as well as his releases on mindtours, he has recently appeared on untilmyheartstops and in collaboration with pev on schmorgabsord, and is set to appear on russ gabriel’s new label rivers of groove. with its expressive swells of off-kilter melody and snaking drum lines, “pendulum” continues the thread of exploration steevio has been following on his journey into experimental modular techno. tom ellis has been prolifically issuing forth material in a soul-enriched space in between house, techno and funk for more than ten years. from running the acclaimed trimsound label to releasing albums and singles on telegraph, archipel, hartchef discos and more recently ethereal sound to name but a few, tom’s recorded work and immersive live performances continue to reach out to new moods and timbres. “as a take” finds tom at his most reflective, layering on dubby effects and organic instrumentation in a truly meditative end to the ep.
pp serie is here to combine music by label artists & friends showcasing a broad spectrum of audio entertainment. “serie a” features: trance inducing collage, pop build up, homage to the almost forgotten communication medium telefon and a heavy acid tool.
,,artists included: tambien, rhode & brown, mr. tophat & obalski
a portrait with firewood is felix’s most personal body of work to date, the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017, capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. by putting aside his previous sampladelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point.