Releases from artist / Veröffentlichungen von : Max Essa

I CANT SLEEP
12" Vinyl UK Pre sale (17.07.2020)
with full cover artwork
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Archipelago
presale
12.99 EUR *
THE GREAT ADVENTURE EP
12" Vinyl UK 19.03.20
balearic space by max essa
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Hell Yeah
in stock
11.99 EUR *
BARKHAN DUNES EP
12" Vinyl UK 12.12.19
balearic infused house sounds by max essa
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Palms & Charms
out of stock
11.25 EUR *
HAN ZON ROC EP
12" Vinyl UK 14.09.18
a year after his debut outing on the label, max essa makes a welcome return to hell yeah with the han zon roc ep, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. essa is of course the long time uk talent who has become a part of the balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like aficionado, music for dreams, and his own jansen jardin. this is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea. opener han zon roc (midori coup) is an epic 12inch minute adventure that slowly awakens your spirit with new age guitar plucks and heavenly ambience before organic drums slowly being to drift into earshot. they grow ever larger as synths start to spray about the mix, hand drums pitter patter and big chords bring the soul-shine. its like the soundtrack to an afternoon boat party all condensed into one brilliant cut. how you showed me everything then gets super chill with lazy drum tumbles, bendy guitar lines and scattered hits. withering cosmic chords colour the airwaves and its a track that will slow your heartbeat to nothing. last of all, rain birds alfalfa jam is a analogue drum work out with early 90s hip hop influences and diving basslines. it s light and airy, nimble and playful and of course filled with the sort of tropical rays that make all of essa works so brilliantly escapist.
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Hell Yeah
Last Copy!
12.29 EUR *
LANTERNS (LP)
12" Vinyl D 15.08.18
max essa - lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the japanese based producer & dj and his first release on copenhagens music for dreams label. tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. a refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. the sleeper train to izumo. an okinawan beach at dusk.
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Music For Dreams
Last Copy!
22.99 EUR *
BALEARIC 4 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK 02.08.18
summer mode on. balearic 4, compiled by breese, is the soundtrack for summer, brim-full of beach-ready tunes that truly reflect ibizas chilled musical spirit. featuring two album exclusives: on-u sounds cosmic fla-menco dub of los twangueros and a breese remix of robot 84 that brings spanish guitars firmly to the fore. digital exclusives too, quinn lukes different aspirations offers i-know-this familiarity, emerson kitamura covers 70s classic rock your baby in lullaby style, while max manettis changuinola winks back towards the happy mondays circa 1989. other highlights include gallos faron - currently proving the sunset bomb with ibiza djs j-walks modern remake of mazes twilight fuga rontos rework of kay zees barny as a modern-day down-tempo beauty, plus joe morris skies reprise, which carries the mood dreamily off into the night. a dozen true pearlers, each one confident and ready to take their place amongst any quality collection.
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Balearic
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24.99 EUR *
SEKKO MEKKO / AESTIVAL
12" Vinyl UK 23.10.17
long time is it balearic artist max essa returns with two warm weather bombs.
first up is mekko sekko an early evening shuffler full of all max’s trademark sounds subtly charming the most horizontal listener onto the dancefloor.
top post sunset shuffler. craig bratley pumps up the bass sounds and drops an lovely vocal accent. we love this remix at iib a real fav. reminiscent of an early doors flying track the b-side is the stand alone track aestival a beautifully evocative journey from chilled out bliss do chuggy dancefloor grooving done as only max can do. great to have him back.
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Is It Balearic
in stock
8.99 EUR *
THEMES FROM THE HOOD, THE CAD & THE LOVELY EP
12" Vinyl UK 12.06.17
next up on hell yeah is -the most balearic record i have ever released- according to label boss & it comes from japan s disco don max essa which features a four part track, themes from the hood, the cad, & the lovely, on one side of vinyl, and two more on the flip. essa was born matthew bruce and the uk artist has now been releasing his blissed out beats on labels like feel music, electric minds, bear funk and is it balearic? recording for a decade. a prolific producer whose big hits like panorama suite/uptown vibration (is it balearic?) from 2010 have long been in the hell yeah boss s record bag, essa first approached the label with a bunch of tracks. a good correspondence alchemy ensued and together the artist and label decided to put out the most timeless 12inch possible. the exquisitely ambitious themes from the hood, the cad, & the lovely is almost 12 minutes of serene ambient synth work that is like a soundtrack to a hot summer s day. heavenly chords sound just like a breathy female vocal and as they come and go, one finger piano tinkles add real emotional beauty and gentle twinkles shimmer in the distance. half way through lazy drums propel things along at a loveably lethargic pace and immediately place you on the beach. on the flip, saguaro is just as organic and beautiful, but has tumbling drums, wooden hits and soft claps as well as essa s magical synth work all bathing your soul in warm rays. b2 buran chime is perfectly horizontal and expansive, with tinkling triangles, angelic chords and scattered hits and harpsichord sounds all radiating effusively. this is timeless music that will calm busy minds now and forever.
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Hell Yeah
in stock
7.79 EUR *
CASCADE MOON
12" Vinyl BE 27.01.16
first release from max essa on this promising new label.
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BLAME IT ON REA
12" Vinyl UK 20.11.15
over the course of just four releases, the palms & charms label has quickly established itself as a purveyor of fine original music, enjoying support around the globe. their fifth release sees tokyo magician max essa drop one of his hottest eps to date. have you ever wondered what it would be like to be truly footloose and fancy free? have you ever dreamed of another way of life - free from the constraints of your current existence? well, here it is? the blame it on rea ep will elevate you to a completely new way of understanding - not just of yourself, but the world! forget the trials and tribulations put upon you by the man and enjoy the beauty and wonder proferred by the man – max essa. available for a limited time only - seek and ye shall find!
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Palms & Charms
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
IIB040 EP
12" Vinyl UK 30.06.15
iib reach their 40th release with label stalwart max essa s latest ep. feel the machine is a protohouse groove with touches of italodisco. chugging bassline and cowbells making it a real dancer. panapolean dreamer is a more downtempo beat driven affair with eastern strings on a mellow new beat vibe. the second side starts with tall shadows walking home. again max explores the proto house sound all smothered in lovely electronic melodies. twenty types of dusk relaxes the tempo again. trademark max essa balearic. a killer ep. to celebrate 40 12inch releases.
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Is It Balearic
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
YOUR CARNIVAL
12" Vinyl UK 18.09.14
balearic maestro max essa joins the dots seamlessly between the ambient imaginings of sakamoto, the krautrock rhythms of neu and the beach pop of chris rea, while making them all dance together like waves on the beach. this is some of his very best work to date and demonstrates a producer at home at the controls and a real musician with a vision. your carnival sounds like this…
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Back To The Balearics
in stock
10.99 EUR *
CHOU CHOU SAN
12" Vinyl UK 27.06.14
as the endless blue of summer sky stretches out ahead of us, the time has come for nado to perform ancient rituals and summon four tracks of tribal balearic. out of the fire emerge max essa and basso, here to soundtrack our dionysian excess with their other worldly sounds.
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Aficionado Recordings
out of stock
10.95 EUR *
THE ALBERTO TARANTINI RELEASE (180 GR)
12" Vinyl UK 10.12.13
the 5th release from rothmans plays homage to legendry argentinean defender alberto tarrantini and to mark this 5th release rothmans have provided a team sheet to rival even that infamous 1982 world cup squad.
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Rothmans
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9.29 EUR *
WON TON SUNRISE
12" Vinyl UK 10.07.13
the music of tokyo-based englishman max essa is like a fine wine, it can be only stored in the finest oak barrels, it can only be aged correctly and it can only be drunk when completely ready. maxs approach is far from conventional, emotional content plays a major part in his works and now we find him on his third bearfunk long player won ton sunrise.
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Bear Funk
in stock
15.99 EUR *
DOVODAH! (LEE DOUGLAS / HARDWAY BROTHERS RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK 19.06.13
max essa returns to is it balearic..? home to some of his more balearic moments most notably the epic panorama suite. the a side is dovodah! which begins with some nu-med atmospheres and acoustic guitar conjuring up 80s italian beach parties. the loose percussion and a heartfelt vocal (calling the unmistakable sound of dovodah!) carry you along before dropping into an early 90s italian progressive vibe. genuinely a real post sunset bomb.
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Is It Balearic
in stock
7.99 EUR *
M.O.D.F.D.M.V EP
12" Vinyl UK 30.10.12
we are back with another panoramic journey. max essa needs little introduction, in our circles he is the shining light when it comes to the newer balearic flavours we enjoy.
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Valley Sound
in stock
8.99 EUR *
UNLIMITED MAN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 24.01.12
new years deal - more berlin, less monacco. thats the ethos of the new max essa project, jan ken po: less sun, less sea, yachts and money, more twilight hour, basement clubs, up-tempo rhythms and dance floor politics.
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Nang
out of stock
3.60 EUR *
17.99 EUR
80% Discount
IBERIA SEQUENCES
12" Vinyl D 26.07.11
max essa returns to feel music! its almost impossible to convey the scope of >iberia sequences< in a 45 second clip, so you gotta take our word for it, 10 minutes of pure bliss, the definition of a musical journey. on the flip side >islands< mixes 80s club sounds with a touch of classic house and of course that by now classic max essa feel, while mr. fabrizio mammarella on remix duties takes the a side up a notch with some acid disco dancefloor action. summer starts here!
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Feel Music
in stock
8.99 EUR *
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
12" Vinyl UK 28.06.11
max essa is a producer who has been shipping over his extremely coveted brand of disco and balearica from the land of the rising sun for some time now. having had a long running string of sought after releases on labels such as bear funk, nang, to is it balearic, max is now making his needwant debut with >how do you feel?< which includes an awesome remix from kim ann foxman
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Needwant
out of stock
8.39 EUR *
CHAIN GANG
12" Vinyl UK 05.04.11
milan based heels of love is made up of luca saponaro (from krautrock-disco hybrids the love supreme) and michele tessadri (aka fratelli riviera). the pair of them create incredible 80s-tinged, earthy, synthesized music with healthy dose of real instruments. after some nifty releases on mad on the moon and under the shade labels we are pleased to welcome them to the nang family. with an lp poised to drop later in the year, the welcome first dose is the train >chain gang<.
the track features the dulcet (and ever growing in confidence) vocals of tokyo based max essa. the original is a pacey combination of maxs devoesque song, driving drums and the wide-as analog bass synth from the italian duo. are we men? we certainly are.
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Nang Records
in stock
8.19 EUR *
HEARTACHE / FEEL IT IN YOUR BODY (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK 05.04.11
the much anticipated follow up to last years balearic opus >panorama suite< by max essa. >heartache (original 86 club mix)< - this funky early nineties inspired house groove seems to be channeling all the best bits of fpi project yet manages to still sound brand new and wholeheartedly relevant. this track is heading for the dancefloor - unashamedly uplifting and funky - a real breath of fresh air. sample free and featuring max on vocals. i challenge you to not move to this. >feel it in your body< is a more chuggy, dubby affair featuring a vocal chant not dissimilar to e-man grooving. funky guitars groove the track along until the synths lift it up to the next level. trancey balearic synth slo-mo goodness.
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Is It Balearic
out of stock
8.99 EUR *
MIDNIGHT AND DUB DIRECTION EP
12" Vinyl UK 04.02.11
japan based, multi-instrumentalist, max essa, has done it again for us here in the bearfunk forest. his splendid second album >white shoes, blue dreams< has pleased the public and reviewers alike. the >midnight and dub direction ep< takes some of the albums finer moments and gives them a more dance-floor friendly, dubby makeover.
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Bearfunk
out of stock
7.99 EUR *
PANORAMA SUITE/ UPTOWN VIBRATION
12" Vinyl UK 05.10.10
is it balearic come back from their summer holidays with a release that is showing their intentions to set the standards in the world of balearic music. max essas latest 12inch for iib has the 20 (yes 20!) minute odyssey that is panorama suite. a sunset soundtrack of lush pads, guitars and synths that takes the listener on a super chilled balearic slo-mo disco magic carpet ride over the mediterranean. turn the page for something a little different. reminiscent of the talking heads/tom tom club 80s nyc funk boogie sound and with a killer sample - a little bit steinski ,uptown vibration is a slice of pure laidback dancefloor goodness. the man that is mark seven steps up to remix and mould the original into a (nu) dub disco classic. dancing to the vibrations through the floor indeed.
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Is It Balearic
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WHITE SHOES BLUE DREAM
12" Vinyl UK 01.09.10
japanese based, dry-witted, multi-instrumentalist, max essa, docks his yacht to the good ship bearfunk once more. this time its the title track from his soon-come lp >white shoes blue dreams<. the original morphs things on from his pundit-pleasing beach and summer grooves onto an 80s tilt. the original mix is full of slick grooves and melodic musicality. maxs own >marbella< mix discos things up with a catchy keyboard riff that makes one think of a certain van mccoy, floor-filling stuff. fellow bearfunk sailor, roberto auser, is up for remix duties. his angular dutch grooves strip things back and make things refreshing and cool like he does with just about everything he touches. stay tuned for the second max essa album on bearfunk in the autumn.
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Bear Funk
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8.59 EUR *
2 B THE ONE U WANT
12" Vinyl UK 10.02.10
ladies and gents, a round of applause for max essa >2 be the one u want<. max has been behind a slew of classic releases over the years, including his recent and amazing work with the bearfunk label in collaboration with owner and international disco svengali stevie kotey. max is a true soldier of the balearic cause, the isit boys are more than pleased to have him at the helm of their tenth outing.
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Is It Balearic
out of stock
8.19 EUR *
SALON DE L HERBE EP PT. 2
12" Vinyl UK 20.05.09
stevie kotey & max essa first salon de l herbe ep was released via electric minds in may 2008 providing a twisted journey of dub, disco and electronica and given the thumbs up world-wide by todays elite producers & djs . the standard continues with the 2nd ep, which sticks to the same theme in providing three deep and underground cuts. the live drums, guitars and slick arrangement provide a musical journey that sounds immense when piped through any decent club system. >1986< will provide a great vibe for any club while >1978 it felt great< & >guitars< balearic feel will be perfect for this summer. all in all three amazing tracks
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Electric Minds
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5.99 EUR *
7.99 EUR
25% Discount
DRIVE TIME ( JOHN DALY RMX )
12" Vinyl UK 18.03.09
uk born, japanese based max essa delivers us a tasty morsel and appetizer for his upcoming album on bearfunk. drive time is a slice of trademark slick, slo mo disco. with live drums, rolling bass synths and sundrenched chord changes, the track conjures up visions of sunsets, surfboards, highway 101 and long lazy days. irish based john daly delivers his re rub on the flip, adding in chunky stabs and rolling synth lines... but still managing to retain the slo mo feel.
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Bearfunk
out of stock
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INSTANT YELLOW
12" Vinyl D 07.07.08
elegante spacige deep house cuts with funk & disco flavours
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Feel Music
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BACK TO THE BEACH
12" Vinyl UK 02.06.08
just brilliant , balearic groovy and deepa space disco ... or call it pure cosmic
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Bear Funk
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SALON DE L HERBE
12" Vinyl UK 07.05.08
steve kotey needs little introduction, head honcho of bear entertainment, an accomplished producer and a member of chicken lips. kotey is joined on this record by max essa. having previously released on paper recordings back in 2001 max also played guitar with the infamous, long distance runners. steve & max have delivered 3 beautiful records in the shape of the salon de l herbe series. this ep offers up everything good that is disco from the up tempo 1974 a side to the spaced out vibes of 1988. if that wasnt enough this 12inch release is finished off with a 3 rd track 1981 on the cosmic/balearic tip. the years may become confusing but with live drums, guitars and slick arrangement words cant do these productions justice. more to come from these two with a follow up in the salon de l herbe series dueto be released in june/july 08, exciting stuff!
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8.69 EUR *
IS IT BALEARIC? RECORDINGS: 10 YEAR ANNIVERARY 2CD)
2cd UK 08.08.16
barnaby bruce, dj rocca (ajello, erodiscotique), coyote
2016 sees coyote arrive at a decade of posing the question is it balearic? replicating the compilation shaped celebrations surrounding their fifth anniversary, the landmark is noted with this fine 2cd collection. the compiling skills of balearic chieftain max essa are called on for the first disc selections, with coyote taking care of business on the second for a fine horizontally-minded celebration of all things balearic encompassing 22 tracks. tempos nudge back and forth, different vibes coming to the fore along the way as a dash of steel drum is replaced by forthright synth glistens and upright basslines. legends mingle alongside future heroes, foolish felix and baldelli impressing as much as last waltz and clandestino. as the end nears, up pops prins thomas s classic diskomiks of downtown party network. here s to another ten years is it balearic?
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Is It Balearic?
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15.95 EUR *
WON TON SUNSET (CD)
cd UK 13.08.13
won ton sunset heißt das neue album des in tokyo beheimateten djs & produzenten max essa. das album besticht durch seine subtile kreative raffinesse und beinhaltet eine reihe von handverlesenen remixen und überarbeiteten tracks.
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Bearfunk
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11.99 EUR *
WHITE SHOES BLUE DREAMS (CD)
cd UK 14.02.12
japanese based, multi-instrumentalist, max essa, has parked his yacht in the bearfunk harbour once more
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Bearfunk
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
CONTINENTAL DRIFT (CD)
cd D 30.03.09
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Bearfunk
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18.99 EUR
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NAZARE EP
12" Vinyl UK 23.10.17
this release has 2 tracks from dawn again & rothmans. rothmans ant runs vinyl only rothmans label from liverpool and dawn again who has releases on wonder stories and porn wax as well as ant’s rothmans imprint.
nazare is a balearic house which has been left on the slo cooker all day. with a nagging baseline and lush pads a plenty. max essa takes us on a moody balearic tropical ride for his remix.
walpole is another slice of balearic house with a throbbing bassline and trips arms. this time the remix picks up the pace a little for a more dance floor, norwegian disco-esque groove from edsc’s very own neil diablo.
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El Diablos Social Club
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8.99 EUR *
NAAR 003
12" Vinyl UK 17.05.16
lizards are lee forster (1/3 last waltz) and james hadfield (the mainstay of the elizabeth collective). taking over a full side, and clocking in at over 9 minutes, anthemic understatement is a very difficult trick to pull of, but the deepness of feel here, coupled with the restraint shown in rhythm and melody, allows the track space to ebb, flow and truly get under the skin of the listener. it s one of those rare tracks that are as equally beautiful as they are danceable international track lives up to it s name, seeing the north eastern english producers channel the japanese take on the balearic sound as heard in productions by artists such as cosmes.
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Not An Animal
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MAREH MUSIC 002
12" Vinyl UK 02.07.15
the people behind the amazing mareh festival in brasil (the southern hemisphere s answer to electric elephant), drop yet more top drawer music as their label journey continues to gain strength. set in the lush settings of bahia where day blends into night and sun into moon, mareh continues to attract some first class artists from around the world to release on their imprint. the second release kicks off with glasgow based production wizard the revenge letting loose a late night groove that takes a blissful string sample and then works it for the dance floor. it s top stuff from the man with the roaring grooves. and rumours have it that the revenge himself will be headlining at this year s legendary nye event in bahia alongside tim sweeney, pete herbert & dicky trisco. next up is berlin based disco and house aficionado eddie c who drops an uber cool, cut up disco chugger that is likely to work your sunset and early morning sets to the max. mareh favourite pete herbert then steps up to the controls and delivers an upbeat, balearic dance floor banger that hits all the right notes and then hits them again. you can almost smell the hierbas on this one! last but not least, tokyo based englishman max essa delivers an electronic ode to late night dancing and early morning dips as he joins the dots between the tokyo underground and the fresh bahian surf. wonderful stuff. so mareh really are out to pull in a truly global sound to their label outing with glasgow, berlin, london, ibiza and tokyo all represented as well as their spiritual homelands sao paulo, and of course the place where it all happens each new year... bahia.
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Mareh Music
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COME IN WE RE MELODICA
12" Vinyl UK 28.12.12
melodica recordings is one year old! to celebrate this momentous event we have sent some of our favourite releases to some of our favourite artists on the label and elsewhere, for a retake, a look back, a flash forward or a new vision of the original.
on the a-side, r&s / apollo artist synkro goes toe to toe with cocos >my desire<, accompanied by a tasty refix of deekies track >rush< by recent bicep cohort, ejecta. on the flip coco delivers a deep, deep take on the fluttering garage of didz and chicos >when i say< and max essa re-spins the dials on the no logo cover of eurythmics >this city never sleeps<.
code for free mp3 download included.
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Melodica Recordings
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8.99 EUR *
MIOCUORE ALBUM SAMPLER
12" Vinyl UK 07.11.08
excellent deep space disco
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Bearfunk
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8.19 EUR *
EP 3
12" Vinyl D 05.03.08
coyote being included on a forthcoming eskimo records compilation of artists that are an influence to the label. now we have ep 3, which features inviting lush balearic beats to warm up these winter days and a superb remix from bear entertainment artist max essa. watch out for ep 4 next year with a special dub influence and the of course the stunning debut lp.
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Is It Balearic ?
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BEACH DISCO SESSIONS VOL. 3 (CD)
cd UK 20.07.12
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Nang Records
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11.99 EUR *
THE ARRAY VOL.3 (CD)
cd UK 20.04.12
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Nang Records
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14.99 EUR *
BEACH DISCO SESSIONS VOL. 2 (CD)
cd UK 24.08.11
nang dives straight into the ibiza spirit with the second volume of their infamous beach disco compilation, in anticipation of this years holiday season. sun, sea sand and laid-back vibes are aplenty with this lean selection of sun kissed disco, mixed to perfection live by the slovenian masters sare hevlicek and ichisan.
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Nang Records
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NANG PRES. THE ARRAY VOL.2 (CD)
cd UK 09.02.11
as nang completes its first two years on the planet things are going pretty well. we are certainly not getting rich in financial terms but the love of the music and plaudits are warming our souls to the core. along the way we have also managed to work with some amazing artists and introduce some mighty-fine new ones to the world so it is with great pleasure that we bring you the 2nd installment of our array series. it is a stock-take of the best nang tunes from the past year, some previews on future hits and some tracks we just had to release.
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Nang Records
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
FULL LENGTH (CD)
cd UK 07.12.10
finally the chief bear gets his some music together for his >full length< musical experience. kotey extra band isnt really a fully fledged band, so they had no rehearsals, no missing bass players, and no fights over who plays the lead guitar and certainly no groupies. bearfunk has existed for over 10 years and in that time stevie has worked with many great musicians & artists, so the aim of the extra band was to highlight some of these collaborations and have some fun. whilst writing the soiree lp with max essa stevie decided to leave the tapes rolling and record some extra tracks. tiff mcginnis aka crazy girl gets the ball rolling with >hustlin< a song that will strike a chord with other hustlers that have to deal with the city life
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Bearfunk
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14.99 EUR *
ELECTRIC MINDS VOL.1 (CD)
cd UK 18.09.09
Knowfool
Electric Minds
Last Copy!
18.99 EUR *
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