paul woolford has been seriously spreading his wings of late, becoming omni-present by landing his tracks with ease on labels like xl recordings, running back, houndstooth, hotflush and aus music. not wanting to be shackled by genres, paul comfortably serves up a wide variety of curveballs, from the technoid charge of his 4/4 persuasions to the exhilarating warped hardcore & jungle breaks of his much loved special request project. and so it’s with welcome arms that edible usher him to our release schedule, give him the comfy sofa and let him rip it up with two havoc-inducing cuts that are already a staple in label boss eats everything’s dj sets. title track ‘chaos’ finds paul in a particularly warped mode, bleepy synth pulses oscillate wildly over a granite hard beat as a single sub-bass tone drives the brain-scrambling flurry of modular tones into overdrive. a hydrochloric synth riff settles the bed, but only until the next haul of chaotic blips come firing out of the speakers - highly effective, and possibly deranged warehouse tackle. a future classic. flip side, and woolford shows off some decidedly more soulful chops on ‘meditate . a vocal hook plays against a dubwise bass line and ascending 909 rides, as a seductive and transcendental string arpeggio creeps to the fore and demands a breakdown of its own, serving up a serious bucket load of emotion. not a dry eye in the house.
aus music proudly present their final release of the year which brings with it the return of recent signing paul woolford. the houndstooth and xl recordings regular continues to refine the emotionally charged drama of his recent work and in doing so, enhances his constantly evolving catalogue with a continuation of the recent heaven & earth ep on aus. the father, son & holy ghost ep sees woolford propel heart-wrenching melodies with thunderous drums in a manner that only few are capable of. progressing with resolute intent, the package includes 2 club-ready cuts and the beatless, string-laden son which completes a release of radically heightened compositional intensity and rounds off a stellar 2016 for aus.
in the follow up to their recent 10 year celebrations - aus music present another landmark signing for the label as they triumphantly welcome long term friend paul woolford into the fold. few artists can boast of a catalogue as consistent and as evolutionary as woolford and his latest offering for aus - as ever - lands right on the mark in delivering a beguiling trip split over two sides of vinyl. ‘heaven & earth’ is a rich and elongated house record that contrasts bright orchestral melodies with thick, tearing bass tones. together - these two primary elements create a fervent sense of tension that no doubt will soundtrack countless memorable dance floor moments over the festival period.
nice price deal !!! 2 clinical danceflorr friendly electronic workouts make up this one dimensions goes with a snaking synth riff with a deep and dark warehouse vibe to it and on the flip devils night fire is a homage to the detroit sound with some of the aquatic electro sounds one usually hears in drexciyas records !! ltd backstock
paul woolford returns to hotflush with mother & child, his third solo outing on the label following the inescapable anthems,untitled and mdma. mother & child sees woolford explore a different style and more cultivated mood. comprised of two variations on a theme, the lead cut combines both sostenuto and clipped strings in an overarching and evolving melody. theres a sense of menace and foreboding, yet the record’s heart belongs, as ever, strongly to woolfords home turf - the dance floor. this newfound contemplative air is brought to the fore on mother & child divided as he strips back all rhythmic elements to leave a beautifully sprawling tapestry of strings and synth alluring, dramatic and cinematic in scope. one hopes this mother and child find each other again.
following 2013s ubiquitous smash untitled and last years heavyweight erotic discourse remixes, paul woolford returns to the hotflush fold with a double-headed cerberus, orbit/ mdma. flexing signature versatility, woolford goes from heads-down to hands-in-the-air in the flip of a record: a dance floor locked in to the twisted sirens of acid rave (orbit) experiences a sudden belly rush as it collectively comes up to piano breakdowns and female chant (mdma). towering and physical, the record epitomises paul woolford’s enduring popularity.
kowtons reimagining of paul woolfords classic cut sees the light of day on wax. swivelling outside and in, popping upside and around the coveted bristol producer behind livity sound leaves an indellible mark on a notorious tune. includes both beatdown and beatless versions.
after the massive success of volume 1 we present volume 2 with another 4 killer cuts, hand-picked by paul woolford. pressed on limited edition clear vinyl, comes in a hand stamped sleeve. limited to 500 only.
hotflush presents a special collaboration between two modern-day techno innovators: paul woolford and psycatron. both maintaining an influential discography on labels such as planet e, intimacy, tresor, and bedrock, they have come together to produce >stolen<, a nine-minute techno excursion. utilising relentless, throbbing percussion that sizzles over growling, acidic synthesis and carefully placed samples, its presented in three distinct versions, introducing filter-swept chords in the dub mix, and an even deeper submersion in the second dub mix that perfectly eclipses the raw temperament of the original.
phonicas seventh release comes from paul woolford as he delivers a double dose of quality crossbreed dancefloor music taking his sound to new depths and illustrating hes an artist who never stops evolving. fresh from a tour with, and in advance of a release on planet e, paul woolford continues his rise to becoming one of the most important electronic music artists of the decade with his first release for phonica, a label who have unleashed some unrivalled quality cuts on their catalogue. opening this special double a-side 12 inch is >cant do without<, a bone-shaking record that is laced in originality. building up slowly from a tape-hiss-laden break, a low-slung bassline and a deep yearning vocal, >i cant do without you< is sublime dancefloor material. engaging from the outset with clever broken beats that build playfully into an emotive, psychedelic breakdown to get lost in, woolford demonstrates why he has achieved so much success in his game. on the flip >bareback< treads into dark acid territory that is a hybrid of techno and dubstep in a similar vein to actress and recent material from instra:mental / boddika
with their first co-production, dj / producer paul woolford and the irish-born producer team paul hamill and dee lievense aka psycatron deliver the prove that uk techno has not lost any of its energy or visionary power in the year 2010. after releases for carl craigs planet e label and r & s (psycatron) resp. 2020 vision or renaissance (paul woolford), the two tracks on the >thunder ep< are consequently moving to the next level. >thunder< impresses with extremely dynamic drumming and always changing percussion patterns. a rhythm body that is constantly in motion and will be enlightening every single dance floor with its hypnotic power dub. >cloud 9<, however, is stepping back at first and stresses an explicit chord techno structure despite its solid pumping elements before integrating some noise rave signals following the epic break after some 5 minutes, as it was totally naturally and thus letting the whole floor blast off. with such joy of telling and the eagerness to experiment in a musical way, you are really looking forward to the winter club season 2010/2011!
intimacy is paul woolford s own label, which will see him experiment and innovate whilst simultaneously hitting the dancefloor where it hurts with no-nonsense, club-destroying house & techno, custom designed for deployment in basements, warehouses & systems the world over. after making waves and critical acclaim with his superlative reworking of morgan geist s the shore on environ, plus some fevered experimentation over the last year, paul woolford returns directly to the dancefloor with 4 tracks custom built to rock basements & warehouses the world
big with hell, ivan smagghe, funk d void, kiki, justin robertson, ... intimacy is paul woolfords own label, which will see him experiment and innovate whilst simultaneously hitting the dancefloor where it hurts with no-nonsense, club-destroying house & techno, custom designed for deployment in basements, warehouses & systems the world over.
taken from the forthcoming album !!knives was produced during the album sessions, but works best as a single for djs as its a massive club track. paul woolford has been the track playing in every set recently. this is the first single to be released from >the truth<, paul woolfords new artist album, and this is the only way vinyl fans can get hold of tracks from paul woolford presents bobby peru >the truth<. knives is purpose built for sound systems the world over. direct floor techno with some quick edits and quirky touches.
there s no need to introduce these two as we all know what happens when they get down together on this label. massive massive quirky electro here with >the truth< proving just how cutting edge these two are.
modernist ep #1 shows just why woolford is currently being hailed as the best producer in his genre right now from the likes of pete tong, francois kevorkian, mr c et al. woolfords current >erotic discourse< is being hailed as one of those tracks that has captured the imagination of both house and techno djs alike. .and so onto modernist #1, and whilst woolford nods to the past on title track 313, the arrangement and structure of the infectious cut is as modern as electronic dance gets right now. on part one, warm and lush pads herald an epic 11 minute production that twists and turns, all the while keeping the solid groove flowing. part two on the flip presents a rawer and heavier take, the driving cowbell rhythm, snaking synth line and sub bass will cause much devastation
RUNNING BACK MASTERMIX BY TONY HUMPHRIES (2LP+POSTER+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl+mp3 D18.09.17
running back will mark its fifteenth anniversary with the release of its first label compilation, the running back mastermix, in september. as befitting the celebration of a landmark year in the life of gerd jansonÆs widely adored imprint, janson has invited one of house musicÆs original & greatest proponents of the mastermix, nycÆs tony humphries, to curate and mix the cd & digital editions of the compilation, accompanied by an unmixed double-lp which features a handful of the compilations rare & exclusive cuts. the mastermix is a timely reminder of what has made running back endure and remain at the top of many house music fansÆ favourite label lists for over a decade. beginning with todd terjeÆs blockbuster æragyshÆ and traversing tracks from across the labelÆs history, it includes contributions from long time label regulars alongside more recent additions and reminders of some of rbÆs best reissues. label mainstays tiger & woods, matthew styles, redshape and leon vynehall all appear, alongside mr g, paul woolford and recent breakthrough artists shan, jex and roy camanchero. tiger & woodsÆs ædonÆt hesitateÆ appears on vinyl for the first time, while the dixon edit of precious systemÆs anthem æthe voice from planet loveÆ will be available on wax again after only appearing on a super limited 12″,,,, run the first time around. the choice of tony humphries to mix the compilation is a significant one.
juan macleans happy house gets the remix treatment by lazaro casanova and paul woolford. lazaro casanova, former resident dj at revolver parties for many years, gives an afro-cuban flair to a thick techno style. paul woolfords apocalypse version is a quirky, noisome sizzler.
underworld strike back & who better to take the helm on remix duties than the king of the alternate groove paul woolford. he delivers two dance floor friendly, quirky, bumping electro mixes. this also contains the underworld riverun breaks-style version that sounds ultimately dirty, grubby & altogether fresh
house music has enjoyed an incredible year, and 2017 looks set to continue to provide yet more outstanding additions to the genre. defected presents most rated 2017 celebrates the wealth and variety of house created, played and enjoyed on dancefloors worldwide, showcasing the records doing the business in clubs right now, previewing the hits of the year ahead, and reflecting on the big tracks from the past twelve months that are destined to become tomorrow’s classics.