a side track ‘’1840′,’ (feat. contrapunct) is the result of taking a violin built by jean-baptiste vuillaume in the year 1840, played by our in-house virtuoso now known as contrapunct and making a sample kit / sound kit with it yes, this means all the sounds you hear on this song are sourced from an old and beautiful violin. using original recordings combined with different manipulation techniques, the trio deliver to the plate over 12 minutes of intensity. one can explain it like this perhaps……….. you are high in the blue sky walking a high wire over an ocean of beautiful coral reef, still maintaining balance, but looking down at the view beneath and thinking- “if i got to go- there cannot be much better ways!
fantastic four track album sampler from jay haze & esb’s forthcoming ‘finding oriya’ album released this november on leftroom. philadelphia-born producer jay haze has carved out quite the career for himself over the past decade, having headed up the successful tuning spork and contexterrior imprints, as well as operating under his fuckpony pseudonym which has seen him unveil material for the likes of get physical, cocoon and bpitch. here we see haze pair up with esb (electric sound broadcast) aka elan benaroch, notably known for his work with canada’s deepen sound, to deliver a long player for the leftroom label. finding oriya is the musical culmination of the journey towards fatherhood for haze, here we see haze & elan explore a variety or ethereal, mind-bending and profound textures to create an intelligent, understated and charming collection. from the electronic beauty of finding oriya, the dropped-tempo nu-disco tinged feel of founded in you, through to the entrancing feel of friday always remembers, ands the mid-tempo magic of cant keep giving in, this eclectic four track sampler is a great introduction to the eagerly anticipated album.
occasionally jay haze will take some time away from his productions on contexterrior to release music with other labels like leftroom and desolate, or he ll provide a mix for fabric. here, in 2014, jay haze debuts on soul clap - and brings some friends with him. these friends are signor andreoni, an italian producer that s not released a solo record since 2010 (his last was with haze) and the unknown jordy lockruf. -take a dip- is a new-school cut of retrospective italo with those moaning synths perfect for a rimini dancefloor, while the two joints with lockruf provide one clunky, slide guitar twanging disco jam and a shuffling house cut that ever so lightly verges on electro swing - but not too much!
big with: luciano, loco dice, anja schneider, dubfire, laurent garnier, d julz, daniel sanchez, ryan crosson, simon baker, karotte, mathias kaden, danny tenaglia, stephan bodzin, coyu, tim green, julien chaptal, .. jay hazes bearly legal ep was such a success, but with just two tracks, our circle of producer and dj friends were asking us why we didnt release any mixes! well, ask and you shall receive... >no need for loops< was the original eps b-side, but with positive feedback and play from ewan pearson and ellen allien, weve decided this time to let it have the glory of a-side status with a top-notch rework from ilario alicante (cécille, tenax) who combines a busy, pulsating rhythm with the lulling undercurrent of melody for a hypnotic effect. >take your hat off< gets the remix treatment in the hands of several adept producers: first shaun reeves (wolf + lamb) and duo tale of us (barraca music) team up for a sly, seductive version, while amam label boss alessio mereu offers a punchy, revved up take to give the 12inch some welcome contrast.
jay haze teams up with d:exter on his latest single, “can’t forget , an homage to mr. lee’s chicago house classic - with remixes from dj sneak, abe duque and fuckpony. jay haze has always been inspired by chicago house, but never more overtly than on his update of the 1987 trax records hit “can’t forget . taken from jay’s latest album love & beyond, the track became a favorite among djs, distinguished by the soulful paranoid from frequent vocal collaborator d:exter. on this new single, “can’t forget” appears in four new iterations, courtesy of “original house gangster” dj sneak, eponymous label owner and part-time gigolo abe duque, philly-based lil dirrty ghetto bastard, and jay himself under his fuckpony guise. several mutant strains of house music are present, from techy to piano-led to deranged acid.
once again, tuningspork records ventures away from its trademark funky house in exchange for something a little more unexpected. last summer, the label issued >free your mind< (tsextra), a baleraric groove crafted by jay haze and ricardo villalobos. now comes another non-sequitur: >comptine d un autre été: l après-midi< (tsultra), mr. tiersens piano composition reconstructed for the dancefloor by jay. french composer yann tiersen has a minimalist approach that many electronic producers could learn from. his piece (the title of which roughly means >nursery rhyme of another summer: the afternoon<) provides the basis for this melancholy track. djs addicted to hyperbolic effects plugins might hesitate to play this - but those who appreciate subtlety will be rewarded here. tiersens original composition is tastefully manipulated into a track that makes sense in a club context, yet sets itself apart from the usual techno/house fare, providing a rare introspective moment on the dancefloor. and it might be worth mentioning: if you play this track and the floor doesnt fill up with ladies, then it probably means youre djing at a gay club. (not that theres anything wrong with that!)
o the lead single from jay hazes new album love & beyond, arriving 28 april. o a jacking floor-filler powered by jays previously unknown beatboxing skills. o features exclusive b-side >free ride<, a collaboration with ricardo villalobos. jay hazes upcoming album love & beyond is set to win over new fans, confuse longtime followers, and piss off the haters as jay takes things to the next level. available on 2xcd (digital soul and instrumental beatscapes) and 2xlp (entirely different tracks of dance material), the album is a noticeable departure from his back catalog (which nears 100 releases if you include his numerous aliases and side projects). ass to mouth is the 1stt single, driven by layers of jays own voice - breathing, cooing, and clicking - combined with ominous synth lines, resulting in a bouncy, sweaty workout track. ass to mouth is inspired by classic chicago house, yet wouldnt sound out of place on missy elliotts so addictive or björks medúlla. in addition to a stripped-down a cappella version, this single includes the non-album b-side >free ride,< a 10-minute spacious groove co-produced with his buddy ricardo villalobos, showcasing the synergy between two of the most forward-thinking producers in the global techno/house community
summer mega-ton-bomb – sure shot!! balearic is a word which few people really understand. it can mean whatever you want it to mean, but it has always been vaguely associated with ibiza, hippies, deep tropical dance music, and british football hooligans who grew hair, showered less, and became djs. but forget those 90s british for now, there that feels better! with this special release, which we have kept quarantined on its own tuning spork extra label, we are bringing you that balearic vibe with a deep and dubby 00s house music twist. and for us, this is the record of the summer. so prepare yourself for a massive collaboration project from the social beings. this is not some duo youve never heard of, in fact its label boss jay haze (fuckpony / bearback / krak street boyz) and his friend, modern day techno legend ricardo villalobos… one piece of information which is true, unlike those ones, is that haze and villalobos are now huge figures in the house and techno world. and they are indeed social beings
after the smashing c&s018 by tim paris & tekel c&s returns with some french cuisine, a new track by lullabad >main room<. lullabad is composed of dj lullabies from paris, already known for her two beautiful eps on missive music, and bad ced, member of infamous band dax riders. on the flip side we have been blessed by a wonderful remix from allmighty jay haze (tunning spork). this remix is to be played loud !! watch out for infra-basses
played by: ricardo villalobos, luciano, magda, dan curtin, zip,.. its been a great year soo far for the talented mr. haze, as he continues to push the boundries of electronic dance music. this record is a clear cut example of why things started to get real, real hot all of a sudden. with this special release, jay s first release on the label he started 7 years ago - jay translates what it is like to be >big pimping< in berlin, germany. jay moved to the electronic music mecca just 3 years ago and has steadily advanced through one of the most competitive market places with lightining speed. so in some sense this record >berlin pimping part2< is another fond dedication record to the city which provides soo much for jay. (the first was jay s record on german label musik krause >berlin pimpin/love affair<)
philadelphia-born producer jay haze has carved out quite the career for himself over the past decade, having headed up the successful tuning spork and contexterrior imprints, as well as operating under his fuckpony pseudonym which has seen him unveil material for the likes of get physical, cocoon and bpitch. here we see haze pair up with esb (electric sound broadcast) aka elan benaroch, notably known for his work with canadas deepen sound, to deliver this long player for the leftroom label.
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN EP - REMIX EP (REMIXES BY NEBRASKA, BAL5000, JAY HAZE, BLACK LOOPS)
12" Vinyl D30.11.17
with the quality of the original-tracks ep we had to provide the best remix(es) ep we could. that s why we chose to work with incredible artists such as nebraska , black loops , the almighty jay haze & fellow-lithuanian producer bal5000.
mr c is preparing to release a new album incidents later this year, and ahead of his return to the recording fray he s dropping this single on his evergreen label superfreq. -stand up- is a riotous, acid-laced call to arms directed at the challenges facing the clubbing community across the world. with a snappy electro backbone and a full-fat production, it s a track sure to stir the pot at a time when complacency could see even more clubs close under the onward march of gentrification. jay haze steps up to remix the track, turning in two versions that veer from dusty, cyclical drum workouts to peak time acid house sizzle.
after featuring on the one records va released earlier this year with *besides*, young frenchmen yamen & eda are back on board the label with *planet brooklyn*. the release features two seductively deep solid club tracks with one special remix coming from dream team shaun reeves, jay haze and bill patrick and another from label head subb-an.
due to its black color, the raven was often a harbinger of death in western culture, brought to you in conjunction with dark deeds. but according to native american medicine teachings, light comes out of darkness and the color black is associated with the source of all energy, creating new realities - with the raven as its messenger. silky raven, namely jakob seidensticker and henrik raabe, have dedicated their work to this process with projects like the havana boys, seidensticker/salour and wareika. on the remix duties we first have october, who delivers an homage to the lfo-influenced sound of the 90ies, raw and pure. and second we have a remix by visionquests shaun reeves and jay haze, who join forces to create a dubtechno- influenced pearl, perfectly rounding up the package.
incl rmxs by jay haze & ernesto ferreyra !! lomidhigh unlmtd is a platform for non earthly music and frequencies from distant galaxies, that has echoed down onto us here at planet earth. the label aims to release music that knows no boundaries. to create a home for a label that doesnt contain itself to one genre or time. music that experiments and pushes its own limits into new and undiscovered musical territories. taking influences from the past, and presenting them in a new form. lomidhigh unlmtd has its sights set on the endless limits of the universe, in which it can roam freely and not be contained by gravity or any other earthly presence. the main concept behind the label is to not pigeonhole itself. expect the unexpected. its aim is to give record stores a rough time deciding which genre to put the releases under. at a time where the world is in dire shape, we feel its time to get away from the world and float into outer space. once named the final frontier, the universe knows no limits. the perfect place to surf through the milky ways to distant galaxies, to hear moments of the past echoing into the future. lomidhigh unlmtd is stoked to present its first release. monotaxs debut, the argentinean band formed by dilo (aka elephant pixel), imi and zooey.
patrik skoog s deeper minimal side agaric give his debut on the mikael stravoestrand label sunset diskos !! two funky floating minimal and bassfull tunes in the agaric style and a very hot remix by mister east berlin jay haze !!!
a crackling future retro sound bomb, dry, tough,sonic intimate and on the point beat programmed this is maybe the most 'common sensed' release on the more house oriented wnw lab yet.as a bonus pill our favourite 'man' jay haze is doctoring some of hios famous rework pharmaceutica: super rough with a bassline ripping like sandpaper, claustrophobic sounds and mark ' dark sniper' schneider firing classic b-boy boasting lyrics straight in yer face.s.i.c.k. ! if this medicine's not thrillin then you?d propably ain't enough illin