special extended vinyl edition plus cd release ltd to 1000 copies! the cocoon compilation k. being the longplay flagship in the cocoon catalogue. adequately starts the second decade of the label with a musical imperative. but dont worry: even if the letter k has sometimes been misused as an indicator for the degree of hardness of some sonic noise in the past of the tech-house scene. >k< is definitely the deepest survey of contemporary electronic dance music that has ever seen the light of day on cocoon recordings!! please note: the full-length versions of all tracks are only available in the 6-vinyl edition !!!
london-based producer and dj warren brown. also known as wbeeza. has written three exclusive tracks for arma at his studio in peckham. the psychosomatic ep is named after its intense. dancefloor-oriented title track and will be released on arma. the vinyl. with accompanying cover artwork created by moscow surritualist protey temen. will hit major online retailers in march 2015.
limited 2017 repress
what a day! digwah is back with another essential club bomb. after a very successful first release supported by the likes of ricardo villalobos. the mysterious imprint strikes again with some serious dance floor heat. don t sleep. this is something else!
heisenberg starts 2017 with a carefully selected 3 track compilation. all tracks are tested and approved on the deepest floors! as usual its vinyl only! no digital release. promos or shares! 180g. blue-transparent vinyl. a1 comes from the rising german artist reyam and u better keep an eye on this guy! b1 made by our homies adjustment bureau. guys already released vinyls at pleasure zone. hypertone. body parts and more. full b-side goes to jamahr & riciar ghir and for their long waited track >indisponente<.
vinyl only. straight limited. no repress! sound spectrum is a project aimed at recording slices of human experience through sounds. it started among friends partying together in london. tokyo. new york and berlin. this is a journey of feelings which exists in a place with no time and space.
pt.ii sees tale of us collaborating with ovend. a french producer whose only prior output is a pair of eps for amandra s ahrpe label. mathew jonson. hunter/game and keith carnal are also among those making their afterlife label debut. while recondite. woo york and aether are back after previously appearing on the label.
the days are longer and lighter already and that can only mean one thing. summer is on its way… lee burridge and lost desert return with sunshine days in mind on their ‘loopyness’ ep. an apt description indeed for the title track. its infectious groove rolls forward. making you want to get up and wiggle your hips. this track has funk. a live guitar lifts the track halfway through. as stuttered vocals and string-like synth lines take you away to other worlds. over on the other side of the vinyl (or track two for digital fans) is ‘botanic’. another summer daze. groovy. light and airy with a slinky fat bassline and a warm breakdown. music to close your eyes and drift away to. this track has been a firm favourite on all day i dream dance floors since last summer. the ep comes to a close with ‘12cc’ featuring junior. a dubbier groove underpins the whole affair while glass-like melodies and laid back synths sway back and forth. it’s a patient groover that rewards those who take the ride.
as summer peaks. we bring you the brand new series watergate remixes where standout tracks from our discography are remixed and retouched by some of our favorite artists. kicking off the first installment we have matthias meyer and jimi jules stepping up to deliver their twist on two big tunes from heavy-hitters butch and henrik schwarz. first up is matthias remix of butchs cosmic tale shahrzad. and he dishes out a truly timeless piece of dance floor euphoria. with his trademark organic groove and lush swirling pads meyer guides us through a heavenly journey into the distant reaches of sonic elation. on the flip side. jimi jules brings his a-game with a revision of henrik schwarz classic words in return by demonstrating an incredibly mature restraint of precise and calculated efforts resulting in an enchanting trip of dreamy aural pleasures.
hot on the heels of mays ambivert tools volume one lone aka matt cutler delivers the second instalment of breezy atmospheric house. stacked with floor ready trax. inspired by his red hot magic wire imprint. first up is the tropical percussion and telescoping arpeggios of a minds eye melody. displaying cutlers talent for a nagging melody it comes on like tangerine dream remixed by 808 state pulsating drums. hymnal chords and gooey sub bass. looking glass calls to mind a mood ii swing dub - truncated stabs and jacking rhythms overlaid with shimmering resampled piano chords that give way to a slashing fm riff that contrasts sweetly. in the b2 slot cutler unfurls a hushed. 6 minute balearic reprise of the a minds eye melody. heartstopping emulator ii chords and harp glissandi wash over a wistful flute figure pedal to sweetly memorable effect. ambivert tools finds cutler a true master. at the top of his game - taking all he’s learned over his many years of beat exploration and condensing it down into rugged house stacked full of nagging melody / harmony that feels fresh and vital to 21st dance floors.
more strictly rhythm gold right here. an all-time. hands down. unstoppable classic record from way back - 1995 to be precise. if you don t know this record it s possible you ve been in a coma. living in a cave with no electricity or have literally just arrived here on planet earth. either way. once you hear higher state of consciousness you certainly won t forget it. produced by philly s legendary josh wink and released by the forward thinking a&r team at strictly. at the time there was very little to nothing that even came close to this release. the tweekin acid funk mix being the highlight and the version that caught everyone s ears and captured minds worldwide across radio-waves with endless rewinds on mtv and in the clubs. foreseeing the impending breaks boom that came around in the mid to late 90 s higher state... was one of those rare moments where a record truly transcends genre boundaries and found it s way into dj s boxes and bags on every scene. a mighty. evergreen slab of wigged out. acidic. breakbeat chaos. essential. this one s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster. featuring all 3 mixes. unedited. as per the original release way back when. do not sleep.
number three in this marvelous series features two rare martin landsky tracks from his very own and now deleted label effortil records.
these classic cutz date from 1998/99 and got exclusively remastered for this highly limited vinyl only 12 inch release ... get it while you can!
2017 repress !! bulgarian up and coming producer kink. brings us his debut release on ovum. on the a side. kink brings us >rachel<. give you a deep percussive journey that gives a nod to all the things that you love about early chicago house. this deep raw track takes you on many twists and turns. what starts as a lush beauty builds into a raw energetic monster. as the synth mid bass kick in the tracks takes on entirely new energy. it continues to build as the strings come in and we reach full climax ...
alden tyrell hooked up with mike dunn for some new work!. a golden combination which already worked out great as we learned from the heavy remix tyrell did for the murphy jax & mike dunn collaboration (its the music - cat# cjfd06). tyrell always jamming and playing around with his synths had some tracks inspired by early mike dunn songs. so the obvious happened ... the hooked up for some appropiate vocals and here it is ... touch the sky! a peak time acid monster with mikes vocal chant in the style of his classic md3 projects. gerd is on remix duty here and delivers a killer remix with a more traditional chicago groove and build up. clone head honcho serge had some studio time with tyrell for a dub mix. the serge & tyrell dub mix turned out a bit wild and became a classic piece of piano and dx bass driven chicago house music with stuttering vocal samples and a acidic synth line. another strong clone jack for daze!
two artists. two brothers. its guido and danilo schneider who insist on presenting their musical creativity on enough! music. intense energy and passion melt on the ep of >family affairs< and pump up the listener to joyous moods.
2015 repress! drumma records 010. unknown source by julian perez with remixes by mark ambrose. julians track. unknown source. reveals his unique musical vision and perfectly expresses that modern club sound that inspires us at drumma. the remixes by mark ambrose are solid club grooves that won’t leave anyone standing still. a very complete pack to celebrate drummas arrival in the double digits of vinyl releases!
belgian producer. tim van de meutter. aka locked groove. returns to hotflush for a second ep following the success of januarys pivotal rooted release. keep it simple comprises three weighty examples of why the young producers unique fusion of big-room techno and moodier. deep-house elements has been resonating so loudly of late. central to the ep is simplicity itself. how simple structures create something larger than the sum of their parts as >keep running<. with its rattling percussion. acidic bass stabs and euphoric builds. flaunts to the full. >aller simple< adds swing to a similar palette that is as stripped-back as it is heavy-duty. force is replaced by introspection on vinyl-closer. >even< – an inebriated voice reverberates over whispered organs and an understated groove.
rave age is a ballsy. firecracker of an album that showcases not just a passion for big room. electro smashers and electronica. but a broad set of influences that stretch from punk and film soundtracks to disco and indie dance.
heavyweight 180 gram double 12 inch vinyl. includes code for free mp3 download of the full album.
mega hypnotic groove monster! incl remixes by little hado. we have the first release on audionumb music limited. fresh from lima. this project was created to bring the best releases on our favorite format: vinyl.
jj&j return on 12 inch after knocking us sideways with last years double lp. there is true finesse (as ever) in these tempod productions. with fabulous synth layering throughout and some of those ravey details they lace in so well for the more expanded dancers ... up and out there.
as epm turns into its 15th year of techno service we celebrate with a limited vinyl repress of the most highly sought after release on the label. “debbies groove” by carl taylor. featuring the now legendary disco-tech stormer of a remix from the one and only robert hood.
official from re-edition done by phil weeks & didier allyne from gene hunt with released on svek in 1996 jazzy: synth riffs with 808 bass drums. get freaky oldschool feel and toughen the tune into techno status like robert amarni style. the man: candido sample like old moodymann house track...
LETS DO IT AGAIN PART 1(VILLALOBOS REMIX)(140 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D25.08.15
initial release for the relaunch of mff (music for freaks). the label was previously responsible for releases such as turning orange. washing machine. where were you when the lights went out. the creeps and worked with artists recloose / kenny hawkes / doc l junior / mark farina to name a few. for lets do it again… ricardo villalobos delivers in an innovative reworking. sent a variety of parts from tracks released on freaks - the man who lived underground album. ricardo took his inspiration from all of them and mixes them into a distinctively villalobos track - it was originally 14 minutes long
dark. loud. immersive. lÄrm. or >the black box< as hungarian clubbers started to call it is most definitely the hottest spot in budapests electronic music scene right now. the club now turned to local house-techno heads to create its first vinyl release with names such as imre kiss. route 8. andras toth or s.olbricht as a mission statement and the result is just like what they imagined: a compilation of 13 varied tracks from classic drum machinery through acidic house to toned-down thumpers which demonstrates the very attitude of lÄrm.
par005 - paris a special double 12inch to celebrate our next release. this time we have on board our very own sonodab. zendid and baraso together with the new talents saverio celestri . tc80 and the masters seuil and alex picone. beautiful gatefold cover. vinyl only.
drumma records turns 5 years old and to celebrate our anniversary we have prepared a very special ep. we are proud to release the long awaited collaborative project between ricardo villalobos and umho known as >ricmho.< ricardo and umho are friends since 20 years. for the first time ever they came together to make this vinyl. the tracks were produced last winter in berlin during their tour. the bond that ricardo and umho share for latin american music is present in both tracks. there are rhythmic and textural microworlds along with amazing syncopation and evocative melodies. these are fundamental traits of the latin american continent and integral elements of this duos musical language. 180g vinyl. shrinked and fullcover print.
we know by now that polen is always searching for fresh talent. dave. teluric. shadee. louis mcguire are among the fresh artists released so far. now its time for young andu simion to join the label. the ep offers 3 tracks made for dancing. use them wisely and you will get the desired effect on the dance floor. vinyl only and 180g with a nice full cover print.
following a trio of stunning remixes for infinity ink. bob moses and michel de hey in recent weeks. joris voorn returns home to green with his second solo release of 2016 in the form of the great esquape. early support from bbc1 pete tong. eelke kleijn. hernan cattaneo. guy j. and kölsch amongst others.
already huge support by ricardo villalobos and rhadoo. more than 36 min playtime. amazing full cover and 180g pressing. pure class from the other side and maher daniels new imprint. for the second release the other side drops the second single from mahers forth coming album feelings from the other side. sistema de revolucion is a roller coaster ride taking you through different points of the 18 minute nobel prize winning speech from gabriel garcia marquez on the solitude of latin america. heavy basslines. thick percussive drums move this record perfectly through the dance floor setting the write tone and groove. taking it home on remix duties is heavy hitting romanian ada kaleh. his 18 minute reconstruction of the original is truly mesmerizing and really tells a story throughout the whole ride. crisp percussion. throbbing low end. and a punchy kick which lays you flat on your back.
big support by of barac. priku. s.a.m.. dorian paic. terence terry and many more. new by the label honcho himself. caceress is delivering another ep on the label to close an amazing year. we all have been slowly getting the message and this time teaming up with colombian painter santiago ayerbe. they are bringing something in honor of the peace of colombia... raving and having joy is also a way to peace. vinyl only with amazing cover artwork.
amazing release! t. gavroche. another mysterious alias for a well known artist. releasing his first ep via soulsity. >new era ep< brings 2 tracks perfect suited for long mornings. also powerful pressured for any time of the day or night. both with a subtile feeling of nostalgia. tip for the ones that still feel the music. rather than use it as a universal travel ticket to other dimensions … or places.
limited repress due to high demand on requests. following up on our first release from ada kaleh. we ve got an already established name on the romanian underground scene. nu zau. as we ve been acustomed to by now to his groovey vibe. we ve got two original tracks - on one side the chunky. bassy >tete a tete<. on the other the more stripped down >bisous<. coupled by an equally outstanding remix by fellow romanians livio & roby. vinyl only.
NONSTOP REMIX EP (INCL. BRETT JOHNSON. DJEBALI. GUTI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D31.05.17
it s time after christian burkhardt s great album -nonstop- for the remix ep! mr. brett johnson & guti showing us their interpretations of -eector- and djebali presents his definition of -fine line-. strong remix package - woth to check!
the all-new trés chic series will make your hair super fluffy. controlling fluffy hair isnt as easy as it seems. so please take care and dont spin that record more than twice a day. vinyl only. hand stamped and 180 gramm.
ltd repress! amazing record. mr g on kris wadsworth very own label. there cant be a better mix! superb jacking and grooving mr g style. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering in berlin. breed is owned and operated by kris wadsworth in berlin. written and produced by mr g @ 23 the heights thanx to phoenix g 2014.
etoiles filantes is our new -unknows artists- record label. 10 records. no names. just music! the tracks will be rather club-oriented. from house to techno. no borders. the names will be revealed at the end of the series. shooting stars are rare. so are our stickers.
repress of the original vinyl release on mff back in 2001. newly re-mastered for 2017. angies fucked and sure are sounding bigger and better. driving dubby deep house with freaky effects. this ep was undoubtedly one of mffs release highlights and c++ (aka joshua. circulation. j-boom. c++. free energy. stereo people. dubwise and as iz of iz & diz) needs no introduction having been making music for past 24 years and setting up vizual records with production partner diz. hes previously released tracks on label giants such as prescription. balance. clas-sic. junior boys own. om and guidance. working with the likes of derrick carter. chez damier and cajmere. four tet also chose to pay homage to this rarity by adding angies fucked to his highly revered fabric live 59 compilation. released in 2011. the track sits comfor-tably alongside burial. floating points. red rackem. ricardo villalobos and cari-bou. who all feature on the album too. make sure you play it lou
ONE DROP / FALLEN THOUGHTS (PRIKU / SEPP RMXS / 180G / 2X12)
2x12" Vinyl D19.04.17
coming in hot after the second release. maher daniels the other side is set to release its 3rd cut. yet another 2 originals with one featuring chicago artist and spy bar front man dino gardiakos. one drop and fallen through are both super powerful and hypnotic dance floor tunes which are sure to turn heads all over the world. in fine form as always. maher has reached out to some of the finest talent for remix duties. one drop and fallen through come fitted perfectly with renditions from romanian heavy weights priku and sepp. both remixes really take the originals to new forms and shapes making this package a complete selectors choice for forward thinking music. amazing artwork and 180g vinyl.
versand ab 03.07.2017 . after a short break salty nuts is back with the first various artist release on the label. diego krause delivers a classic house tune which shapes the vibe and mood of the whole record. smabes is another special mannheim collaboration. sebastian werle (sedee) & fabe teamed up for a funky bass break beat tune which keeps emotions high...
on the flip: side the new. fresh duo mishel a & lost.act from moscow are adding maximum groove to the record with an advanced swinging beat that brings the right energy to the dance floors.
vinyl only release
expect nothing but raw analogue quality. a brilliant four tracker that really shows what kris is all about! kris new cali ep will be odd even s third outing for 2017. following up on rhubarbs >amorpha ep< and markus suckuts >your body<. after delivering two well-received albums on hypercolour and get physical. a handful of releases on his own defunct uranus imprint as well as an ep for jimmy edgars ultramajic. detroit native kris wadsworth is now joining andre kronerts odd even family. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by akos burg.
salty shores of a deep blue sea. mountain tops with blinding hats and wrapped up greenery in reoccurring patterns. three places. two journeys. heavenly lit in gentle warmth by the feathered sun. a collaboration of impressive beauty and beautiful impressions: acid pauli. christopher schwarzwalder. jo.ke. nu and raz ohara take us. you. me. luise by the hand to paint a picture of shifting shapes and scenerey. two slow paced tracks. one per side. for that extra length and space it deserves.
im sommer 1999 aus der taufe gehoben. ist unsere total compilationserie kaum älter als das 21. jahrhundert selbst – was total 17 als letzte ausgabe vor der volljährigkeit kennzeichnet. und tatsächlich strahlt die 2017er kohorte einen verspielten Überschwang aus. mit dem sich nur wenig andere compilations nach über 15 jahren am markt messen können: labelveteranen und neuzugänge wie etwa superpitcher. weval. tobias thomas & michael mayer. chris klopfer. juergen paape. voigt & voigt. max scholpp und nu u orchestra begeistern mit einigen der eingängigsten tracks. die die serie bis dato gesehen hat.
wie andere total compilations zuvor. ist total 17 zuallererst eine perfekte gelegenheit in unser aktuelles programm einzutauchen. dank der actiongeladenen 2xcd version die gefeierte höhepunkte und persönliche favoriten von laurent garnier. the orb. kÖlsch. vermont. t.raumschmiere. patrice bÄumel. danny daze und vielen anderen vereint. die filetstücke jedoch dürften zweifelsohne die exklusiven tracks sein. die sich auf beiden editionen. 2xcd und 2xlp. befinden – acht brandneue produktionen von kompakt-kernkünstlern und ausgewählten labeldebütanten die sowohl den sammelnden kenner als auch den ambitionierten tanzflur-aktivisten mitreissen werden.
thomas brinkmann is one of the great producers of techno music and modern dance music. he initially gained notoriety in the experimental electronic music and techno community for his full-length variations of material by wolfgang voigt under his mike ink moniker. and richie hawtin. the variations were made by playback of the original artist records on a turntable of brinkmann s design. which has two tone arms with separate outputs for left and right channels. the turntables were then pitched down from 33rpm to 27rpm and the results recorded and mixed. both voigt and hawtin were sufficiently impressed they released the results on their own labels. since then thomas brinkmann has produced some all-time classic dance tracks. many of which are collected here in what is a personal selection by thomas brinkmann himself. there are unreleased tracks. different versions. and tracks that have never been released on vinyl. a full colour 20-page book with track notes by thomas brinkmann and photos from his personal collection is included. limited edition box. highly recommended! ean4050486123461
after their very successful -balance ep- and the remix for darius syrossian s -andranik-. 8bit labelhead gorge and markus homm team up again for a very special summer ep. discoish rooftop vibes and techy clubsound combined on one release.
label boss michael mclardy joins forces with newcastle based moonlit vision (what s nxt/tough luck) to present 14 minutes of blissed out house on the a side of their collaborative third mind ep . an ideal soundtrack to end the summer months. the b side sees the duo provide a remix of michael s original track pilot . delivered in their trademark sound. released on vinyl only.
portland label dark leader returns with three tracks plucked from deep within the underground. acid farm. a local portland duo. kicks things off on side a with -bala 303.- a retro acid piece that embodies the spirit of ritual dance. next. kaliningrad s muzikalist brings us -acid disco valley.- a track that builds and builds to a frenzied reawakening of your inner raver. then on the b side a remix by the one and only black merlin. his take on -bala 303- drags your newly awakened monster into the darkest reaches of the unknown. dark leader 002 is housed in a full color jacket featuring both artwork and design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
poker flat label boss and genuine dance music legend steve bug teams up with langenberg for this excellent two track ep. langenberg has released an unfathomable number of dancefloor fillers under various monikers on labels such as drumpoet community. mule. ovum or styrax leaves and recently released his debut album central heated house on dessous. langenberg is also one half of the project ribn. chord cluster has summer anthem written all over deep yet euphoric. spacy yet danceable. and ultimately a deeply emotive piece of house music that will bring smiles to faces all year. the rhythm track is tight yet remains loose and funky. while the pads and synths dip into just the right amount of acid to keep the ravers lost in the moment. the teaze treads similar ground arpeggiated pulses lead the arrangement. while a chicago influenced groove brings a shuffle to proceedings the joy in the track is evident it s clear the guys were having a lot of fun in the studio.
marking the last crosstown rebels release of the summer. yousef steps into the spotlight with the compelling vanity featuring entrancing vocals from the angel. heavyweight remixes courtesy of carl cox. and bontan complete the package.
played for the first time by damian. vanity was premiered at day zero in january. with videos capturing this moment reaching the three million mark. the vocals of long term collaborator the angel caress the memories of lovers gone in vanity. whilst the drums and poignant breaks deliver high impact. uk dj bontan delivers the first remix. picking up the pace and adding his signature choppy beats. musical royalty. carl cox is up next with an energetic force and increasing intensity levels. switching it up. yousef returns with his black & acid dub complete with throbbing drums and stripped back vocals.
famed for his legendary circus events in liverpool and a recent worldwide tour. yousef has been at the forefront of electronic music for over fifteen years. with releases on cocoon. defected and bpitch among others. yousef also has a weekly radio show aired in over fifty countries. with over 20 million global listeners.
uk house & techno heavyweights dusky return to their 17 steps label with the classic house indebted ‘square miso’. picking up swiftly where this summer’s hugely successful ‘cold heart’ ep left off - the lead track an ever present in gerd janson’s summer dj sets.
already recognisable to many from dusky’s festival sets as well as jackmaster’s recent circo loco terrace recording. ‘square miso’ draws on the swing of classic nyc house with soulful. cut-up vocal samples and tightly programmed beats. whilst paying tribute to the ‘90s italian house classics with its distinctive piano melodies - with a dash of shades of rhythm-era uk rave for good measure. as well as the club-ready original. a beat less piano and strings ‘reprise’ is also included.
a darker. detroit-nodding club tool. ‘lf10’ blends heavy-hitting stabs. atmospheric melodic textures and house grooves. an immersive roller. like ‘square miso’ it serves as another example of the duo’s ability to blend different influences into unique hybrids.
with 2017 releases from b.k.r & jamie jones. christian piers. bwana and kiwi. dusky’s 17 steps has become an increasingly prolific outlet of forward thinking house and techno - with support from gerd janson. midland. len faki. maya jane coles. tiga and george fitzgerald among others.
forriner is lee forster and oli worriner.
i made music together with lee for years (alongside mick rolfe) as last waltz. he also worked as lizards with james hadfield (james released solo for me me me 02). oli worriner. is a talented young northerner who’s already making a great name for his solo output. both under his own name and his traela alias. as well his label “tunnyl recordings”.
i’m really flattered that they’ve let me release their first full solo release. and i love how they’ve brought out each others deeper and more emotive sides in these 2 tracks. shit robot is a hero of mine. i basically wore out the grooves on a bunch of his dfa stuff from just over 10 years ago. and i’ve avidly bought everything he’s released since. i met him this summer for the first time when we shared the bill at a festival. and was so happy to find that he’s also lovely guy in real life. they say you should never meet your heroes. but i don’t subscribe to that as this meeting led to not one. but two fantastic remixes for me me me 08. the originals are a bright mix of melodically analogue left leaning house. while the remixes zero-in on a punchier dancefloor vibe. with an epic version goodnight. as well a more heads down disco dub.
so yeah. links within links. and keeping it northeastern again i guess.