a huge classic is back! involve, as its name suggests, try to co-involve people with all the related activities of the label and their artists, creating a bi-directional sense of communication. in between two tendencies, involve collects the classics techno rhythms from detroit and berlin, being true to the origins seasoned with modern touches.
exile is the next level basecamp of johannes heil. we at exile know that it is nonsense to write anything about music, because music can only be translated by listeners ear. so close your eyes. dont speak. dont think. just listen..... we are exile. mastering and cut my dubplates and mastering berlin.
a trip back to the roots, back to the inner self and what it is to really feel techno. the charismatic argentinean producer presents his first ep on andre kronerts odd even. flug, as his name suggests, allows his audience to take a fly on a journey - into another world, another state of mind. no more words now, please listen. mastering and cut by dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by archer hostettler. manufactured by matter of fact.
ARMCHAIR ANALYST / LONG OVERDUE (LIMITED 180 GR VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.18
2nd mosaic release on their new ltd series, this time a split ep with steve o sullivan on side a and roger gerressen on side b - steve o sullivan is well know from his classic releases on mosaic, sushitech, bluespirit, ongaku musik ...his style is very unique dub techno , basic channel influenced sound - roger gerressen is a popular dj and producer from holland (nijmegen) ... aka gasometric run , monoaaware, he also has released on sushitech, wolfskuil, sudden drop, fasten musique, appareal music, fear of flying, nilla, joule imprint, tartouffe, irenic ... his musical sound is a great variety from deep house , minimal to dub techno...
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.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
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.
repress of the acid bomb incl. fullcover! the label boss regal is back. the boy from madrid inflames the dance floor with a perfect mix of acid techno tracks. these three tracks that recall the techno trance of 90s. acid is the aswer - that moment of reaction and redemption, the answer to everything.
label head amelie lens herself creates a banging techno record. three tracks full of energy acid techno. holding steady after a much busy 2017 season that saw her multiply releases on the likes of pan-pot imprint, second state or arts, belgian techno architect amelie lens is now set to release her debut solo outing on her own label lenske, following an ep from the newcomer milo spykers and a fine collaborative effort with fellow antwerp-based producer farrago, featuring a remix from ostgut ton protégé kobosil.
formas, known from bqd40.3 and their s7m8 ep on minor planet music come here with their first own ep on dana ruhs brouqade. a 3 track ep with spooky and tribal influenced deep tech and a remix by jorge gamarra (sur)
repress with monochrome artwork. the quintessential sloboda release. don t sleep! sloboda is a transeuropean imprint focusing on solid futuretroesque techno explorations. the first sloboda excurses granular ploy of raw tr-909 patterns and extended hypnotic eight beat space adventures.
very limited repress. vuo003 presents 4 artists from tampere city. the a side delivers some deep nocturnal house from shuffless with teisko nights and alone in detroit from lauri leino. the b side brings together blissful techno and deep house in the shape of lost in kemi from kalle-m and kuivaamo dub from tm shuffle.
regal lands once again in his very own etiquette with a powerful statement: >still raving<. a taste of his sound in a very particular way, one of his most personal records until date. techno with trance, rave and acid influences that converge in the four tracks that give shape to this ep. a solid proof of music being bigger than words.
three years incubation, visionquest compadre antonio thagma returns to follow up his evergreen ‘leather soul’ ep. taking off where his molten constructions left us in 2015, it’s another kinetic experience where the groove is full, and only, focus… and the one and only ricardo villalobos is on hand for a genuinely beautiful remix. ‘sferikum’ instantly locks you in: upbeat with a subtle strut and a maze of psychedelic textures, this one is all about the rolling subs that underpin every element, bringing everything together with fluid motion. it’s backed by the broken electroid charm of ‘everything i wanted’. spacious, pensive and laced with an array of dizzying details from sly acid sinews to crafty drum variations by way of a sudden heart-stopping breakdown. truly, this lives up to its name. complementing these two exceptional originals, and celebrating antonio’s return to visionquest at the highest level possible, villalobos has been recruited for remix duties. a key staple of his sets this summer, it’s a singular 13 minute trip rich in subversion, twists, glitches and surprises. but, as always, the groove is the full, and only, focus. welcome back antonio…
ltd repress! by now, chicago s home of the ghetto house movement, dance mania, should need no introduction! if you didn t already know, they are the original purveyors of that hard-ass, stripped back, tough, hitting electronic funk, they ve never held back with their output. operating since the late 80 s the label has gained legions of fans over 2 decades as well as a certain notoriety and one of their most well-known artists has got to be the legendary dj deeon and his various production pseudonyms! this, the second in a series of samplers focusses on some of his unreleased cuts, rarities and classics from the dm catalogue. kicking things off with the demented over-sexed jacking off of da dik suk this ep shows you what s up from the jump. lifted off 1996 s freak like me ep this is vintage deeon to the core! this is followed up with the minimal, acidic runnings of 1112 , from deeon s 1996 chop shop release, a wigged out, simplistic groove that just won t stop. classic chicago weirdness that simply just slams. the frenetic phenomenon opens up side b, produced under his mute pseudonym and originally released in 1997 this is a sure-fire rarity from the dm vaults. a tough one to track down and a real essential under the radar cut. also featured is the wild acid of playground productionz the box , here in unreleased (!) rare remixed form by another chi-town legend - paul johnson. top shelf business. last but certainly not least is another playground jammer in the form of the killer vertigo lifted off the same ep from 1994 which is surely enough to whet even the toughest of appetites. file under jackin . every track on here has been remastered and repressed with the full consent and involvement of dj deeon and parris mitchell, selected and programmed from deeon s private archives and dat tapes for above board, london. 100% hater free.
747’s paleo is an essential acid collection of eight diverse tracks, with a vinyl-exclusive d side. aquaregia’s first long playing release weaves through the different faces of acid on a time travelling trip through geological history. the journey begins with warm pads enveloping lush landscapes fringing the shallow, prehistoric seas where swarms of trilobites frenetically scurry, seeking to survive and evolve. roiling subaquatic vulcanism rules the b side, a seeding ground for exotic crystals whose hexagonal points vie for space as the magma cools and the minerals speciate. we’re then taken further into the depths, where planispiral ammonoids swim in the pseudo-antigravity of the saline seas. and finally, closing out the excursion, we’re transported from ages past, through the fleeting present into the future, to a warming ocean with disrupted ecosystems and unpredictable currents, the effect of a morphing climate.
following up the debut release from altitude, vade mecum returns with an ep on the limited 10inch series with another legend in the dub techno world - merv. they became notorious after some releases in the second half of the 90s, which included two tracks that are now considered dub techno classics: >dust< and >melted vein<. the copenhagen based duo are back in the studio for a couple of years, after almost 2 decades of silence. since then, they already relased some quality new material on top labels from the scene, and we are absolutely delighted and excited to have them onboard.
mathame s highly-anticipated -nothing around us- arrives on afterlife recordings. the richly talented duo mathame featured on the second realm of consciousness compilation and have since been regulars in the sets of tale of us with some sought-after, unreleased tracks. this ep is a bold statement that crystallises the well-deserved excitement around mathame.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
this release is composed by a solid techno original mix and a brilliant remix produced by german maestro tobias. (tobias freund). the prominent, edgy and dark soul of the original mix produced by fragmentor is highlighted in the middle of the track when the acid synth line wisely grows congruently with the other elements, gradually creating great tension and a hypnotic effect in a far from obvious way. tobias. remakes black tartan using the elements in a surprising way delivering an elegant, unforgettable mesmerizing journey.
manga is proud to serve a smashing old fashioned electro phonk meal prepared and cooked by pimp squad & phonk 808. the meal holds three dishes that should satisfy your electro hunger. electro invaders hold a somewhat classic flavour, mixed with fresh effects and stylish presentation. please enjoy your meal
for pressure traxx011, we are really pleased to welcome one of our favourite artists to the label. barac first caught our attention as a member of the romanian supergroup noi doi, but he decided to go solo to perfect his vision of the finest electronic music. having already released on some of the coolest record labels and with an ever presence in the record bags of your favourite dj s. it is with much anticipation that we present barac and his first ep on pressure traxx. his verniana ep is due to be released in april 2015 in a record shop near you!
uysr029 is the closing chapter of remixes for satori s longplayer. crussen from norway kicks of with a pretty down beat mix of days without you which is pure fun for the morning hours. amsterdam based olaf stuut instead did a driving mix of the wishing spell crossing borders between techno and electronica. hraach from spain put big emotions into his bad looking trouble remix deep house with sensual strings. last mix is from underyourskin resident thomas atzmann who gave a very new danceable attitude to the greatest against the world.
THE LIGHT YEARS REWORKS (REPRESS) (3X12 INCH LP, 180 G VINYL+MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp, 180 g+mp3 BE28.11.18
(180 gr, clear vinyl, incl dl card) having already unleashed a considerable amount of collaborative magic with the planetary funk: 22 light years series of remix eps, luke slater has now upped the ante with six full sides worth of material,all of them injecting the spirit of classic p.a.s. into new sonic organisms. behind the controls: marcel fengler, psyk, lucy, slam, octave one, function and ksp.
(transparent vinyl in custom transparent sleeve) belgian up-and-coming, milo spykers, has minted the second release for amelie lens imprint, lenske. with contributions from lens, farrago, and kobosil, lenske001 has already made a severe dent in the techno scene. milo spykers infinite promises to puncture the auditory surface with equal precision.
.... endlich auf vinyl, 180 g heavyweight black double vinyl in gatefold sleeve and incl. poster!
good news! berlin calling - the soundtrack by paul kalkbrenner is available now on double vinyl for the very first time! the 10th anniversary vinyl edition on 180 g heavyweight vinyl in a beautifully made gatefold sleeve with a luxurious finish includes a brand new exclusive poster marking that particular milestone in recent electronic music history. paul kalkbrenner s eponymous soundtrack to the legendary and unique film hardly needs any introduction. the original movie and its soundtrack catapulted him into prominence as an actor and dj/ producer, spearheading his peers and being at the forefront of electronic music at the time.
releasing his first album since 2012s >bring a friend< on soma, gary beck reconfirms his place in the techno hierarchy. featuring 12 tracks (2 of which are exclusively digital release only), gary showcases a multitude of studio skills, musical influences and styles. the release date is set for the 20th november on his own imprint - bek audio.
repress coming november 23rd! 999999999 introducing rave reworks for the second chapter of their limited series. deadly effective, old-school rave trips, resampled and reworked. 180 gram vinyl. mastered by conor dalton.
pressed in detroit - official. metroplex makes another classic available again. off-kilter, electrifying, very funky production works this time, by the magician that anthony shakir is. we re huge fans here!
following releases on soma and echo echo, roberto clementi is back on on edge society with >metavex ep<, his follow up to 2016 >model n4<. roberto delivers his finest work to date with three hard hitting techno cuts with no remix needed.
redimension is the label project of joseph capriati and is run as a platform to champion music that showcases the more underground side of his taste in techno. along with tracks from the label boss himself, its also featured contributions from adam beyer, anthony parasole, flavio folco and rino cerrone. now on its sixth release, the labels latest ep is from klaudia gawlas, a leading lady in the world of techno who plays dj gigs all over europe and other parts of the world.
strong limited repress of boston 168 most wanted classic on splattered vinyl. trippy acidicted and oldschool driven hardware gooves! trippy and spaced out acid techno by italian duo boston 168. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering.