felix has been working his studio hard this past summer and caned out a whole bunch of awesomeness! we are more than pleased to welcome him back on dirt crew this year after his excellent new ep on bobby donny and the buster jam for our deep love 2018 compilation
liliterete edition von 1000 nummerierten exemplaren auf weißem vinyl inklusive downloadcode. mit spannung erwartetes debütalbum des londoner produzenten und multiinstrumentalisten leifur james, der - ähnlich wie der gleichgesinnte floating points - auf eine organische art analoge elektronik und warme akustikinstrumente zu einer begnadeten melange aus jazz, psychedelia, klassik, blues, electronica, folk, world und soul fusioniert, teilweise angereichert mit seinen soul-vocals. das ergebnis ist ein weiträumiges, besinnliches, dennoch energetisches werk aus reichhaltigen strukturen voller nuancierter elektronischer instrumentals, dubby synths und jazz-breaks.
hello leif mueller on shtum. pleased to meet you. especially with such a strong debut release. everything is starting with the no-nonsense-techno track teleshop which is designed for big room pleasures. on wo ist meine playstation 4? things get a little more psychedelic without losing the straightness you need to get lost in the dance tunnel. cairo is a lesson in keeping goose bumps alive with its up and down galloping synth stabs. to cool things down, the stuttgart based producer drops nightcleaner, a quietly starting ambient affair that evolves into a little acid monster.
frits wentink s bobby donny label welcomes reykjavík producer felix leifur for more lush house explorations across four new cuts. the producer last released on this label in 2017 and his new one finds him again exploring deep and organic grooves, rough drums and jazzy pads. the tarleton appreciation club has real, live sounding drums making for a spaced out house cut coloured with dreamy pads and muffled vocal samples that have an aching beauty. parts is a brilliantly jazzy jam with bright chord vamps, wooden hits and clipped vocals making for a track somewhere between the styles of moodymann and max graef. robbi is another atmospheric track with pads and intimate melodies lingering in the air above choppy drum work that makes you want to wiggle. closing things down is juledreng, another perfectly roughed up bit of house with saturated chords and tons of reverb drawing you into its cosy little world.
after the widespread acclaim for shoulders back and july v, leif fires up his 10 inch tio series with another pair of dazzling, future minded cuts for the more inquisitive dancefloor. increasingly he s been moving away from house and techno conventions towards intriguing broken beat variations, and that s apparent in abundance on this new release. bluebird rides on a set of tough but dynamic drum ripples, but the stand-out element is the gorgeous twinkling arpeggio that pirouettes over the top of the beat. number 13 meanwhile takes a moodier, dubbier approach without losing that deft programming, harmonic warmth and crafty rhythmic interplay that has become leifs calling card in recent times.
after the widespread acclaim for -shoulders back- and -july v-, leif fires up his 10- tio series with another pair of dazzling, future-minded cuts for the more inquisitive dancefloor. increasingly he s been moving away from house and techno conventions towards intriguing broken beat variations, and that s apparent in abundance on this new release. -bluebird- rides on a set of tough but dynamic drum ripples, but the stand-out element is the gorgeous twinkling arpeggio that pirouettes over the top of the beat. -number 13- meanwhile takes a moodier, dubbier approach without losing that deft programming, harmonic warmth and crafty rhythmic interplay that has become leif s calling card in recent times.
frits wentink s bobby donny label returns with a new ep from icelandic producer felix leifur. it s not often someone other than the boss releases on this label so you know this new one is quality indeed. leifurwho also works as david & hjalti and davíð sveinn bjarnason has two solid eps to his name on dirt crew. they show him to be a producer of succulent deep house and atmospheric prone beats. across four cuts here he offers jazzy vibes, organic percussive patterns and authentic styles filled with warmth and soul. opener unidentified blues is a loose jumbled of hi hats and cymbals, rhodes chords and shuffling drums that could well come from the studio of a certain moodymann. they are alive and enriched with real feeling from start to finish. hampton is another tender fusion of deep kick drums, tape echo and curious melodies all tied together by jostling groove that is beautifully incidental and unhurried. contact then brings more proper jazz drums to the table, with distant sax sounds and closely miced hits and spaces of cymbal all feeling loose and free as they suck you into their world. last of all, universal rim picks up the pace with a more rooted house groove, freeform percussion and wooden hits and trilling, echo drenched melodies all making for an intoxicating cut
new kid felix leifur made quiet a stir with his debut release on dirt crew last year. the icelandic juggernaut comes from the striving reykjavik music scene and is working closely with the lagaffe tales guys on building a new northern house empire. since his debut hes been working hard on creating a more varied vision of his unique lo slung hip hop approach to house music. with this ep he offers six new outings that have one thing in common, very warm and moody sounds ranging from disco through jazz and hip hop. were certain that he will continue to further cement his name in the coming years and were looking forward to working with him on plenty of exciting projects. opening with eyelids, felix delivers a rough, deep and dark house cut with broken beats, warped piano loops and twisted sampling throughout. classy has a smoky jazz feeling, kept tight with clever beat programming while evolving around a catchy sax motif. our personal fav is the title track, in general, a stunning broken beat house jam, smooth and loose, with swirling keys and a funk flavoured bass. the b-side begins with midwinter, a dance floor gem on a straight up junket. its deep, forward moving and bass driven, much like his track feels like that featured on our deep love compilation in 2016. yet another highlight for us is apollo, theres not many records out there that sound quite like this, thoroughly warped and contorted, depraved strings and a hypnotising rhodes arc and strain until the bass drops and it all falls in place psychedelic beauty! he closes with mine, a dope lo fi hip hop beat that casually wraps our ears, an ice cold soul infused piece.
stuttgart based new producer leif muellers debut release on mule musiq. his best friend konstantin sibold brought these fantastic music to us. fantastique on a side is chicago house oriented modern german house, holidays everywhere on b1 is hypnotic tech house which reminds us the production of roman flügel. leguan on b2 is excellent collaboration with konstantin sibold.
every tenth release for boe recordings represents a significant achievement for the vinyl-focused record label and the numerical milestone is celebrated with a special release. the thirtieth instalment, boe xxx is a true family affair with four recognisable boe artists and two new members added in.
introducing felix leifur, dirt crews latest discovery, an all new, raw and savvy talent from reykjavik, iceland. reykjavik has a population of just over 120.000, so the disco, hip hop and soul sampling, house music community that felix rolls with is pretty tight knit, giving him a unique and inspired perspective on the sound. remixing is friend of the label, manchesters hidden spheres.
on the back of an acclaimed lp on his own umhs label, freerotation resident leif takes his woozy grooves and lush atmospherics for a trackier spin on galdoors. macro beat s-broken latin groove propels the a1 through layers of bubbling dub synths and twinkling atmospherics. moment beat shares the first track s club focus, but this time chimes unfurl over a low-slung groove that leaves things perfectly poised for a change in direction. on the b, tumbler-picks up the pace once more with highs and arpeggios that pulse and slide around each other restlessly, before untitled wraps up with a beatless and beautiful flourish.
EACH DAY MADE NEW EP (140 G VIOLET COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK03.12.15
with the original pressing of the 2013 release long gone but still in great demand, ornate is thrilled to revisit leifs each day made new ep and give it a lavish new repress on violet coloured vinyl. when the record originally dropped it received support from artists as well-respected as larry heard, soul capsule, jane fitz and rhythm plate, and continues to be spun regularly to this day.
a fine 2015 for untilmyheartstops so far has seen the label usher in superb 12- releases from zach lubin, arnaldo, and duckett with the latter s pair of records a particular highlight. label co-founder leif is next up with taraxacum, his second album and umhss debut long-player and it may be their finest work to date. building on dinas oleu, his well-received 2013 debut album for fear of flying, the nine tracks on taraxacum show leif channelling all-new levels of immersion in his productions right now. very much an album you sink into, there are still tracks on taraxacum that will work on the dancefloor when you require something a bit hypnotic wed love to see a small club reacting to the startling an elephant madness for example. great work leif!
it gives us great pleasure to welcome london-based producer leif in to the idle hands fold. from his earlier micro house releases alongside tom ellis on their trimsound label through to starting the otherworldly untilmyheartstops imprint alongside tom s brother joe, he has displayed an innate gift for combining crisp, flexible rhythms with serene, dubby melodic content that sits in a comfortable flux between icy and warm, natural and synthesised, funky and floating.
you gotta jump on this tune. there is no denying the driving bass line that drags your body into the sound. being the moving power, this solid bass-plate gets built up and down by bright highlights and jumping tunes. a little fatalistic roaring, some swirl here and there, yet every sound feels right where it should be. it is a playful but not at all naïve conglomerate of home made, easy going techno sounds, reminding you a little of back then, but first and foremost letting you groove right now! easily, yet resolutely, you get carried away by the catchy beat that is pushing forward both tracks *stata* and *monday* on the first relax 2000 release in 2015. a perfect restart to just relax and enjoy some fresh, real good techno tune!
after a years absence, sudden drop return with leif yet again at the controls. after his superbly received lp dinas oleu for uk imprint fear of flying, the welsh maestros sound continues on its upward trajectory with this beautifully constructed four tracke from the more peak time warm vibes of solstice, the deeper feelings of with your sincere heart or the more musical once there was nothing and sintra
fear of flying delve once more into the world of long players with leif, someone who has been a feature of the label since the labels inception, having contributed seven releases on their combined journey together. dinas oleu is the culmination of that journey. a sonically refined trip through hazy deep house and tripped out ambient skits.
vinyl only. 180 gramm vinyl. shrinked. its ten years since both tom ellis and leif released their first ever vinyl record mindtours 06, which also featured label boss steevio. this marked the beginning of tom and leifs steadily growing reputation on the international underground house and techno scene, with both artists releasing countless records and tracks on many important labels, and as founders and residents of the much respected freerotation festival, all three friends now enjoy worldwide exposure.
** vinyl only release !!**
leif steps up to sudden drop with a powerful 4 tracker. effervescent keeps the beats deep and dubbed out but with a real sense of pace to work the dancefloor. snowfall works as a counterpoint. a beatless lush soundscape with glorious warm pads and echod vocals. snowfall roughs things up with tough drums and percussion whilst nde is a pure slice of melody infused house bliss
hot on the heels of ornate musics last release featuring the bumping house business of digs, the imprint set their sights on welsh producer leif, who has been turning heads with his masterful deep house for labels like fear of flying and fina since 2003. kicking off with *circumstance 4*, whose smooth organ refrain drifts over a lightly rolling groove, the vibe switches up with *every cloud*, whose gentle jazz-inspired piano and abstract, dubbed out soundscape is strongly reminiscent of floating points more freeform productions. however, it is *each day made new* that provides the eps most surprising moment, an andres style hip-hop track with a cut-up, sunshine drenched quality calling recloose to mind.
leif has been good enough to grace us with a bumper four track e.p. featuring a tingling special guest vocal from welsh songstress donna lea, whose voice resonates through your chest on title track, >so long<. sticking with the land of daffodils & dragons, a chance meeting at freerotation festival spawned an instant remix request. german groovecat move d on hearing >so long< immediately saw an opportunity to put his stamp on the record. the result is a low-slung roller whose heart remains firmly rooted to the floor. joining it on the a is murmuring bass heavy >tell you something<, while on the flip, >bide the time< pays testament to the early shuffling nyc garage sound
half-swedish/half british artist leif is based in the uk. in the past few years, leif has forged a reputation within the underground scene for his trademark sound - a blend of minimal house that encompasses elements of deep dubby tech-house, bleepy minimalism, delicate chord soundscapes and enough chicago-house style shuffle to to keep the dancefloor moving. it is a fantastically rounded ep that pleases fans from all corners of the house world with the uk sounds of the original, azuniÆs twinkle of the eye of 90s us, and a raise of the eyebrow from the tech-jazz of sheÆs kooky.
fear of flying regular leif provides the 4th release for fofs revitalised limited label. a supa slick slice of modern vocal house, priority sees leif up his game with supremely tight production, a killa funked up b-line and sensual vocal from new recruit donna lea. for remix duties we opted for the up & coming talents of young un ethyl along with production partner flori. they come up with an altogether different take, coaxing elements of the vocal into a bigger sounding deep house experience. finally we thought we opt for a little bit of a curve ball in the shape of daze maxim. upon hearing dazes installment in the excellent story series we knew he was someone we needed to get on board - here daze strolls into tough tech house territory with a groove slightly reminiscent of rick wade at his most dance floor
trimsound returns with a long awaited ep from head honchos tom ellis and leif. a quality combination of funkfilled jackin tekky beats, spacey dubby minimalism and deeeeeep jazzy house are on offer here, a nice variation for minimal and deep house heads alike... tom and leif have been busy notching up some well-respected releases on labels such as telegraph, thinner, highgrade, fear of flying and hartchef discos, with lots more projects in the pipeline. stay tuned for more trimsound action in 2009!.
played by: akufen, laurent garnier, pheek, electric indigo ,… trimsound return from a winter hibernation with a fresh release for you this spring - this time our special guest is canadian whizzkid frivolous (~scape / background / karloff / epsilonlab) providing us with a quality blend of quirky electro-tinged micro-house with a brilliant dancefloor vibe. next up leifs infectious warm dubbytech-house track brings things a little bit deeper - in line with his latest release on fear of flying records. on the flipside, tom ellis jacked-up funk sound absolutely rocks it - tom is on fire at the moment with releases lined up on minibar, musique risquee and hartchef amongst others. finally, joe ellis tops off this awesome ep with a deep jazzy chord-driven groover akin to his productions on new netlabel paperscissorstone.
customer services embraces a variety of styles. the title track is pure chunky tech funk, kindling provides us with some dry melodic crispy microhouse. pheek throws in a beautiful extra phat techy remix of custoner services and finally mining for opal explores leifs deep dubby style, in a similar vein to his previous outgoings on textone and archipel
incl polder rmxs !! big with steve bug, laurent garnier, jeff samuel, peace division, magaret dygas, dave mothersole, jonny rock. welsh wunderkid leif returns to fear of flying after his much played >commonplace ep< from last year with another beautifully paced ep of super sweet minimal house music.
currently hot with releases on moon harbour, frankie, their own trimsond label or jesse rose’s true to form label, uk’s finest tom ellis and leif return for round 3 of their „trimstyle“ series on morris audio citysport! to continue the tradition, they bless us with four tracks of quality, stripppeddown tech house. tom kicks off the a-side in his classic style with some chunky, bass driven rockers to get the dancefloor going, while leif provides some techy, rolling minmalism and some jazzy percussive deepness - featuring live conga samples played by leif. bet there will be a volume 4?
the fourth release on true to form comes from welsh producers tom ellis and leif. known for their productions on morris audio, their own label trim sounds and most recently an ep for moon harbour and frankie rec. also includes an outstanding remix from one of berlins finest producers, samim
after releases on moon harbour, morris audio and his own trimsound label, leif delivers three great techhouse mover and a jens bond remix on fear of flying... already played by anja schneider & matthias tanzmann!
after a few hot releases on labels such like floppy funk, moonharbour rec, logistic, tom ellis and leif are back in action here with this four track ep titled >refresh/repeat< ep where we are definitely hooked up by their so recognizable style and where they show us their way to mix great crunchy sounds, cut weird voices, jazzy rythms, loud basses and all combined with an impressive sense of groove
trimsound is a new label from none other than tom ellis, leif and joe ellis. they have had great releases on labels like morris audio and moon harbour. they give us a solid four tracker, with varying tracks from quirky house on track 1, to more glitchy minimal detroit - inspired grooves on track 2. this is the future of modern techhouse music, cutting edge and seriously funky with new sounds and samples
wales, da wo es mehr pups als spielplaetze gibt, lernten sich tom ellis und dj leif kennen und wurden freunde. aus ihrem vorhaben eine rockband zu gruenden wurde leider nix, und das war auch gut so!! denn heute produzieren sie feinsten organischen minimal techno gespickt mit deepness und funkness.. schon auf morris audio zu besuch haben sie jetzt an den moon harbour docks anker gelegt !!!
they are back - tom ellis & leif, the u.k. minimal revelation! the last months have been busy for these talented guys from wales, as they have been djing, playing live and releasing superb tracks and remixes on labels like logistic, telegraph, mindtours and their own trimsound label. now is the time for >the trimstyle vol. 2 ep< !!
trimsound comes in with a bang with this dancefloor friendly 3-tracker feat. tracks from tom ellis & leif. 'zero ep' kicks off with tom ellis's fat congatech a-side, backed up by the minimal shuffle soundscapes of leif's 'scope data' and the live bass-jam workings of tom ellis's 'torn'
fear of flying delve once more into the world of long players with leif, someone who has been a feature of the label since the labels inception, having contributed seven releases on their combined journey together. dinas oleu is the culmination of that journey. a sonically refined trip through hazy deep house and tripped out ambient skits...
bosswoman readies her first ep of 2015, with the superb ‘circle culture’ ep. the three-track release includes a heady, hiplashing techno injection by konstantin sibold & leif müller, who impressed with last year’s ‘kolibri’ on cocoon.
vinyl box-set limited to 500 copies + includes the compilation on cd - time is running and it seems like we just woke up out of our interstellar sleep-mode as we are facing the arrival of the 14th edition of the almighty cocoon recordings compilation.
another superbly crafted ep released on the organic-music imprint features tom ellis three original tracks and a brilliant remix by leif. neither of the producers featuring on the release need any introductions as they are very well known names around the underground dance music scene for quite some time now. the ep has a very eclectic feel to it that can satisfy todays very demanding musical palates. deep. funky, bass driven, cross-over between live and electronic soundscapes, one can hear all of that in this little gem of a record.
floppy funk welcomes a new talent: joe ellis! joe has been djing on the welsh party scene for years, and is a regular at trimsound and mindtours events playing a blend of original house music and minimal techno. joes been inspired by the music and djing skills of people like daniel bell, derek carter and chris carrier, along with welsh djs and producers like his brother tom ellis and electroinique audio. his >horses for courses< release is a journey into deep, minimalistic house, keeping a funky edge. the remixes from mossa and tom ellis&leif add a more clubby feel and make this 12inch is well rounded pack