new yorker elliot taub graces this 8th kinfolk release with 3 trax of varying intesity. do that dance is an uptempo melodic bass and synth heavy dancefloor jam. thirteenth roll in a bakers dozen takes a slower spaced out route. 10 dollars conitnues in the same mode but this time with guitar and a super heavy synth line pushing the driving force along and finally soft rocks grab a hold of 10 dollars and turn it into a john carpenter-esque electro groover.
ulysses dj career began in 1991, when he started his universitys first techno radio show. shortly after graduating he returned to his hometown and became a player in the late-90s electro scene in new york, running some of the earliest large-scale electro parties in new york. guests included legends such as alexander robotnick and arthur baker, as well as recent stars like i.f., miss kitten and the hacker and adult. ulysses is not only about party promotion, however, and a close look at his diverse musical career will quickly shatter this misconception. although a long-time advocate of obscure disco and classic techno, ulysses is currently best known for the piano house anthem robotic hypnotic adventure from his neurotic drum band collaboration with john selway. in addition to the ndb ulysses collaborates with thugfuckers holmar filipsson as filipsson & ulysses, who are releasing soon-to-be classic eps of emotive electronic disco on internasjonal and bearfunk records. ulysses still continues to chart his own musical path with an incredible ep of dark pop for internasjonal spesial in the works, as well as some new club-friendly dance tracks on wurst and his solo debut for throne of blood. the acid reflux ep represents the diversity of ulyssess talent, from banging acid tracks to moody downtempo and grooving electronic house. to round things out ulysses recruited prins thomas to deliver an unprecedented nine-minute rerub of >acid reflux< that preserves the originals 303 groove but injects a heaping dose of cosmic atmosphere and live instrumentation into the mix. essential
the second release from jackoff records brings you two of nyc underground house and disco producers filipsson (holmar from thug fucker) & ulysses (neurotic drum band). after their collaborative success on internasjonal records the duo joins jack off to give us a modern interpretation on 90s house. featuring the late nyc poet and performer bingo gazingo on vocals, this ep is dedicated to his memory. to add to the package, the one and only freestyle man delivers a deep and inspiring remix.
a major global player in all things futuristic disco prins thomas internasjonal imprint is further branching out and diversifying with its brand new spanking series internasjonal spesial. the a-side sees the proven and tested multi-national team of reykjavik born holmar filipson of thugfucker and crack & speed fame and ny party veteran ulysees ( one half of neurotic drum band ) pushing the agenda of joining the dots globally with the soon-to-be-classic emotive eletronic disco cut escape from new york . starting out as a leisurely paced electro boogie cut with sentimental string chords, additional e-guitar loops and haunting synth noises leak in a dark 80 s pop sensibility a la my bloody valentine. also the b-side by valentinoland - holmar filipsson partnering this time with arni runar hlodversson of fm belfast fame - is nothing short of truely exceptional but more on the dulcet side with a gut-wrenching string-lead melody in classic balearic sunset style.
wurst are going from strength to strength with another killer 12inch, this time from ulysses. latin combo features pretty much no latin elements on first listen although we think we can hear a few claps and percussion samples from a charanga 76 cover of chic that might be influencing the title. both tracks feature dubbed out drums and a warm analog feel throughout making for a pleasant listen and two solid club tracks at the same time.
ufo presents u the first compilation of a various artists series- remute and ulysses offers us two delicious pieces of cake with cream ontop... remute aka denis karimani, well known from his productions on liebe/detail, dial, ladomat, trapez and areal serves a dark, swinging track.developing it from a rolling groove in a very intuitive and spontaneous way, it clearly shows the experience denis gained from uncountable live sets. without falling back on obvious hooks, he manages perfectly to keep up the tension all the way through.
LOST TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE OFF-WORLD TERRITORIES (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK27.08.18
that summer i developed somewhat of an obsession with tonto’s expanding head band after having seen them perform at the big chill festival that year. the music blew my mind. later upon my return to civilisation and the ensuing research which then began in earnest i became as much blown away by the enormous t.o.n.t.o. (the original new timbral orchestra) modular synthesizer that had created the music as i was by the music itself. built in the early 70s, it s still the largest synthesizer around today. with the live show still resonating in my head i tracked down everything tonto had ever recorded. one of these tracks was an obscure outtake from the time t.o.n.t.o.’s creators, malcolm cecil and robert margouleff, were producing and engineering for stevie wonder in the ‘70s(https://youtu.be/wuaszff7yq0). the track, bittersweet, only ever appeared on a highly limited self-released cd put together to coincide with their appearance at the big chill. consequently i featured it on a few mixes i did over the years and invariably i’d be asked “what’s that track?” by those with an ear for something unique. and invariably these same people, many of them djs, would turn away disgruntled when i informed them it was cd only. although i didn t know it at the time, the seed was definitely sown for this vinyl compilation that you now hold in your hands.
special sales pack for all you afro vision lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
- av001: joe jam ft. d. preacher - we will celebrate
- av004: tatjana orffe meets jocelyn brown - black skin blue eyed boys
- av005: jonathan ulysses meets joe samba jr. - all i want is you
a journey into deep soulful jazz & funk from the 1970s! praise poems vol.5 zeigt erneut, dass es bei musik immer auch um ein gef³hl geht. musik/ emotion/stimmung! jeder einzelne song auf diesem album ist ein meisterst³ck, das seinesgleichen sucht. diesmal mit dabei: gunn high school jazz reunion, keither florence, robert cote, plas johnson, charlie chisholm boss-tet, u.v.a.
the intelligentsia have been claiming it for quite some time, and now finally, after many petitions, demonstrations and protests, a tiny little record label from germany has achieved what only google and troubleshooter par excellence angus macgyver have ever accomplished: admission into the worldwide dictionary. “to google” and “to macgyver” will soon be joined by the newly coined verb “to tramp”. the term can be decoded as “to seek and find the seemingly hopeless” or “looking for something hidden”, always connected with a positive output.
for several years, gold seekers at the most humble and tiniest record label on earth (however certainly one of the funkiest!) follow their dedicated passion. their brand new masterwork, movements 8, focuses on rare privately produced american soul, jazz and funk, and proudly bears the title as the 8th volume in the movements series.
the double vinyl release comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a download code.
with each successive volume of throne of bloods moon rock compilations, the new york label attains a deeper appreciation of electronic musics most chakra-massaging tendencies, participating in a communal dialogue devoted to a new dynamic beyond the confines of the dance floor.
a fine selection of rare soul, jazz & funk, just perfect to bring some warmth into the cold, dark winter days. the double vinyl lp includes a full album download code and detailed liner notes.
to all our respected critics, reviewers, and wisenheimer: be prepared to listen to this album in tranquility. if you do not do so you will most likely rate this release one out of five stars. and this is something which it certainly does not deserve. this album needs time and patience to be fully understood. and if you do so you will be enlightened by the true beauty of this selection.
an idea who’s time has clearly come, moon rock volume 1 struck a nerve upon release last spring. a collection of deeply atmospheric ambience, cosmic, and chillout techno, it was the opening salvo in a much longer-term effort by nyc-based throne of blood recordings to establish a platform for a diverse collection of friends and musical fellow travellers to explore composing music for folding time and exploring innerspace. now, just months after vol. 1 hit shelves, moon rock volume 2 is upon us…
after a series of classically oriented 12 inches with deep debts owed to old school detroit and chicago vibes, remain & mlle caros release stands out as a thoroughly modern model of analog dancefloor ammunition. while >heat< and >rogue< dispense with homage and go for the jugular with darkside intensity, the remixes hand chosen by remain and caro open things up, revealing undiscovered dimensions to the music. holmar filipsson from thugfucker (life & death records) teams up with neurotic drum bands ulysses to transform >heat< into a mid-tempo disco chugger heavy on the drums and boogie bass. populette unleash a late night dancefloor bomb complete with hypnotic arpeggios for their corking refix of >rogue<.
BABY LETS LOVE (IRON CURTIS REMIX, JACO KOM REMIX)
12" Vinyl D05.07.10
ready for the next hit of dirt crew goodnes, our fellow berliner mano le tough presents his great mix of disco and house. with his earlier release on >mirau< and most recently on the brilliant label >internasjionel< he proved to be a hot newcomer in the scene. here on dirt crew hes ready to top that with two great original tracks and three stunning remixes from jacob korn (permanent vacation, dolly), iron curtis (mule, mirau) and the woderfull deep disco kings from new york holmar filipsson and ulysses (nang, bearfunk). a tremendous collection of deep hitters!
excellent adultnapper remix !! straight from the land of the ice and snow (reykjavik, iceland) comes the debut of sean danke and sheizer goodman, an electro-techhouse stormer that will hit your scull viking style. new york veteran ulysses (my best friend, scatalogics) takes us on a trip down memory lane.
neurotic drum band are john selway & ulysses, 2 very important fixtures on the ny techno/electro scene 4 years - guest vocals by metro area s dei lewison! original, the glass mix & club mix by the boys themselves ! wgrny
a brand new compilation series from music response records, compiled and mixed by mighty mouse. ever since the mice were picked up by aeroplanes management, things have been taking off for the london duo. their remixes over the last year have been picking up heavy support (including radio 1 plays) from pete tong, kissy sell out, rob da bank, aeroplane, unabombers, mike pickering, sister bliss, ashley beedle, cosmo, trevor jackson, laurent garnier, mouse t, nico de ceglia, prins thomas, disco bloodbath, horsemeat disco and many more.
hibernation volume 1 is the first of a new series of compilations. these unmixed cds will feature greatest hits of the previous months, future smashes and some exclusives unavailable elsewhere. a fine bear-tinted slice of whats at the cutting edge of todays disco spectrum