the second record on pen & paper contains two session victim original tunes, demonstrating the duos trademark taste for sublime sample composition.the second record on pen & paper contains two session victim original tunes, demonstrating the duos trademark taste for sublime sample composition. smile is dominated by a heavy drum set that paves the way for an assortment of smaller and bigger funk loops, eventually joined by a vibrant lofi chord. mourn sees a moody blues sample float on top of the creamiest synthpad, echoing in and out while telling its dark, old story.
session victims new label adventure pen & paper sets its sails with the boys first original track since their 2017 album listen to your heart. puzzle builds an intense groove from an array of mechanical and organic percussion and chunky 12 bit chordstabs over a haunted pad and noise backdrop. closing the a side, vril takes the tune far out into deserted wasteland, steering his drumloops over chilly soundscapes towards a lynchesque string horizon. with not one but two versions, iron curtis claims the flip all for himself and, well, excels, excels twice. b1 hits with everything a breakbeat can hit you with and it brings that exact kind of bassline along. euphoric retro arps flush everything into enigmatic breakdowns to bring it back out and further. mr curtis finally brings the record into classy house territory with his passagen mix, embedding the original in between a heavily bouncing rhythm and an irresistible string section. vital sales points: - new label by the infamous session victim - smashing remixes by vril (dystopian, giegling) and iron curtis (hudd traxx, frank music) extensive global promo + tour - vinyl only
this june session victim returned to delusions of grandeur imprint with their third studio album. listen to your heart is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san francisco’s room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lp see you when you get there. here we present the third of three lp samplers containing four tracks each, cut nice and loud for the vinyl crew.
we kick things off with almost midnight, another uplifting summer jam loaded with trademark session victim energy and positive vibrations. next up we have castle for sale which drops the bpm’s for a dub influenced, spaced out jam session sounding like king tubby and nightmares on wax getting stuck in the proverbial lift with a large bong for company.
flipping over we have a head over heels, which goes heavy on the lush orchestral strings and a brilliant bouncing moog bassline bringing a deft touch. finally we’re treated to thermal explorer, which incorporates some wonderful larry heard-esque keyboards for a perfect wind-down track to close the release.
an impeccable demonstration of retro-inspired yet forward thinking house and downtempo music, listen to your heart sees session victim at the top of their game.
this june session victim return to delusions of grandeur imprint with their third studio album. listen to your heart is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san francisco’s room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lp see you when you get there. here we present the second of three lp samplers containing four tracks each, cut nice and loud for the vinyl crew. shadows gets things rolling with a classic session victim housey groove, looped up pads and hooky spoken vocal samples. filtered string stabs bring a warm and soulful edge whilst dub delay touches add a floaty element to get lost in. next up we have unchained which drops the bpm’s for a widescreen, slo-mo jam clouded in a smokey haze with jazzy touches, recalling the halcyon days of pork recordings. flipping over we have a brand new lp version of previous single up to rise, another sublime slice of blissed-out house music with a wonderful organic and live sound palette. echoing rhodes licks join the lead guitar tune for a balearic beauty which will be stuck in your head long after the sun sets. closing this second sampler we have over and over, which winds things down somewhat for an inspired, bass-led roller. an impeccable demonstration of retro-inspired yet forward thinking house and downtempo music, listen to your heart sees session victim at the top of their game.
this june session victim return to jimpster s delusions of grandeur imprint with a third studio album. listen to your heart is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san francisco s room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lp see you when you get there . sampling still remains an ever present backbone throughout the album. session victim have dug deep for sounds, resulting in a richly detailed and organic sound collage that goes hand-in-hand with their live instrumentation, this time enhanced through several guest musician appearances, most notably carsten -erobique- meyer (ex-international pony). smooth guitar samples are built up on over and over while on moons & flowers the live instrumentals that session victim do so well come to the fore.
this june session victim return to delusions of grandeur imprint with their third studio album.listen to your heartis the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san francisco’s room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lpsee you when you get there. here we present the first of three lp samplers containing four tracks each, cut nice and loud for the vinyl crew. bring it back gets things rolling with session victim’s trademark live drum breaks, looped up pads and hooky vocal samples. only good vibes here, with uplifting keys bringing a warm and soulful edge whilst shimmering juno notes add a floaty element to get lost in. next up we have if we can make it here, the title being something of an in-joke with the boys when they find themselves in the more remote or far-flung corners of the world performing their music to an appreciating crowd. the track is based around a simple yet beautiful 4-bar chord progression repeating throughout and shows svm in a playful and jazzy mood, managing to include soloing flute and marching snare drum rhythms without as much of a flinch!moons and flowers is up next, another sublime slice of hazy house music with a wonderful organic and live sound palette. echoing rhodes licks join dubby synth fx, adding waves of colour whilst the gentle vocal provides the icing on the space-cake. lastly we have the hatch, which winds things down somewhat for a lovely, somewhat stoned interlude track which is over all too soon. an impeccable demonstration of retro-inspired yet forward thinking house,listen to your heartsees session victim at the top of their game.
as our favourite victims head off to san francisco and their stateside studio of choice known as room g to put the finishing touches to their third lp, we have a beautiful little taster of what to expect in the form of the matching half ep.
is there a better way to introduce a label than by releasing 2 exclusive tracks from its founders? quarion and session victim (featuring hauke freer) show what retreat stands for with this pancake-hot split ep
seven years and five volumes of treats down the line, retreat flips the script in 2016 and introduces a brand new remix series (cheekily) entitled re-treats! with nebraska, session victim and quarion reworking stables fromthe rtr back catalogue, re-treats vol.1 is a brilliant showcase of the art of the remix as each artist comes up with a truly personal take on the original material
what do you do when you are part-time bored, when you are part-time broke and – even better – when you claim to make and live dance music (of course, also part-time)? well you are obviously running a record label. this is what johannes albert does since 5 fun years and 20 releases. releasing his own music on vinyl but also his mates stuff. frank will celebrate this anniversary among life & happiness early 2016 with two 12 inches and a lousy tour. fred p lifting us up right from the start with his “energy cloud”. soulful drum workouts make peace with heavenly layers. far out bliss. next in line is good friend iron curtis who is calling for sweet operators. flip side offers our session victim boys first time on the label. lets have some moody juice wit hauke & matthias once and for all! hidden beauty is the kind of track you wouldnt expect from tim toh of philpot fame. well its a beauty and now not so hidden anymore. lets just be frank shall we?
for our 50th release on delusions of grandeur we’re pleased to bring you seven exclusive tracks from a mighty-fine collection of both existing dog artists and veritable newcomers alike. kicking off part one we have rush hour regular nebraska who manages to successfully combine elements of wait for it... trance and broken beat into an altogether more exciting and amazing way than that actually sounds on paper. organic, sampled drums with plenty of grit and dirt lay down a groove whilst spacey synth arps and an almighty break (in a subtle way) make this something of an epic which all of us here have fallen for in a big way.
ltd 2016 repress.. session victim can do no wrong in our eyes. not only do they run an absolutely brilliant vinyl-only label known as retreatwith the help of fellow berliner quarion. not only do they play an amazing live set which has seen recent fans at londons corsica studios get so worked up they started crowd-surfing. not only were they responsible for last years underground hit good intentions which is so good it had move d in tears as he closed a festival set with it last summer. on top of all this they are the nicest and most focused couple of chaps you ever did meet. in short, we are very proud and happy to be pres their debut lp the haunted house of house on our humble label
after last months busted moniker ep from quarion, retreat is thrilled to announce a new 12inch courtesy of house musics most energetic duo, the incomparable session victim! the aptly titled two man house band ep is the lads first record since their 2014 magnum opus see you when you get there and perfectly transcribes the energy that session victim pour into their incendiary live show. tailormade for a night out in the club or a joyous day at the festival, the two man house band ep once again prooves that session victim are unstoppable in their pursuit of the ultimate groove!
repress 2015 - those notorious victims of session return to what we like to think of as their spiritual home, if not their physical one, with the brilliant glow in the dark ep, and if you thought solomun and his neon nights were the only day-glow players in town its time to think again as the sv boys slap on the luminous paint and head straight to the dancefloor.
session victim love what they do. the pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action. as a label, we couldn’t be more proud to see their growth and development from a couple of self confessed semi-reclusive studio geeks into the globe-trotting djs and headlining live-act they have now become. with their second lp for delusions of grandeur about to drop it is easy to hear their constant drive to push themselves emanating from their new material.
session victim love what they do. the pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action
session victim love what they do. the pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action.
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one year old and four releases deep, retreat present its first 2010 offering with the long awaited second volume of the treats series. featuring 3 exclusive tracks from session victim and quarion, treats vol.2 showcases the producers ability to move beyond the traditional house sound, incorporating more soul and disco influences as well as coming up with a few surprises! session victim start things off with the magical danish daughters, a slow groover that begins in a gentle but assured way, sparking your interest with its infectious guitar and piano loop until the beat kicks in and makes you irrepressibly shake that thang. adding a synth line here or a bell sound there, the duo keep the pace of the track steady until a startling guitar riff breaks it down, giving way to the original loop to return in its full glory, complete with extra organ dashes!
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after their hot contributions for treats vol. 2, session victim prove indeed that they are on the roll with a funkafied and no holds barred ep that pays homage to their hip-hop roots. move me so starts rather simply, with just a guitar and a vocal, but you can hear a moving bassline and distant rhodes chords creeping up from the background. two minutes into the track and theres still no kick drum, although the level of excitement produced by the magnetic groove is almost unbearable. a filtered drum break finally gives way to a four to the floor beat that should turn any dancefloor into a frenetic party. the track builds with high energy, as the pounding bassline seems to be directly lifted from an early 90s hip-hop classic. the breakdown sees the vocal/guitar loop being played differently until the second part shifts gear and brings more surprises in the mix with the intro rhodes chords coming in and out.
here we have the third and final installment of session victims haunted house of house lp sampler. soul clap declared it beautifully diverse - best dog in ages! dop, james teej, catz n dogz and tornado wallace said superb, inspiring, fantastic and bloody ripping respectively. enjoy part three, full of deep, sample-heavy house and leftfield beats
part one of session victims haunted house of house sampler is already going down an absolute storm with the likes of dop, james teej, catz n dogz and tornado wallace declaring it >superb<, >inspiring<, >fantastic<, and bloody ripping, respectively. nows the time for part two containing four more cuts of the good stuff and by now you know what we are talking about here, deep, sample-heavy, rough around the edges but smooth in all the right places. basically good oldfashioned instrumental moods and grooves which will appeal equally to those old enough to remember the golden era of pork recordings as it will to the hip young vinyl heads with a nose for anything disco. enjoy, support and keep them peeled for the final installment part three coming very soon
the haunted house of house part one containing four tracks of deep, warm, raw house music that leans heavily on a cut and paste sample ethic but crafted with such an attention to detail that the end result is musical, cinematic in places and just too damn funky! haunted house dives straight in with an uptempo jam with a heavy disco groove and compressed pads laced with subtle arpeggiating acid lines. next up is the more laid back yet still seriously head-nodding vibe of alpine glow on which the sv boys even manage to make a cut-up mark king-esque slap bass sample sound good! flip over for dark sienna, nudging things back into looped up deep-disco territory with a lovely mid-tempo rolling groove driven along by open hats and a square wave bassline. and finally we have the spellbinding flying visit to leave us on a total high. coming on like some long-lost nightmares on wax classic, we are treated to a gentle balearic beauty which should leave you in no doubt that you are in capable hands with session victim at the helm, and hopefully eager for your next fix on the soon come haunted house of house part two.
dies ist die erste von zwei vinyl-vorschauen zur ende august erscheinenden zweiten folge der von tom bioly und benjamin fröhlich zusammengestellten compilationreihe >if this is house i want my money back<. die ep enthäkt vier brandneue und exklusive stücke von john talabot (permanent vacation, hivern disc/barcelona), session victim (retreat/berlin), jacob korn & cuthead aka kornhead (uncanney valley/leipzig) und pional (hivern disc/barcelona). house musik aus dem hier und jetzt, gewappnet für das morgen.
big with: nick curly, lee curtiss, solomun, d julz, squillace, anja schneider, a.collins, simon baker, ralph lawson, slam, catz n dogz... dynamic duo session victim bring their understated house funk to air london in >right from wrong<, an infectiously groovy track, effective in its simplicity and endowed with extra brawn in the remix courtesy of greek producer lemos. eschewing the boundaries that the world of house music often presents, hauke freer and matthias reiling aka session victim readily infuse their productions with elements of disco, soul, funk and even hip hop to ensure that they keep party lovers bouncing to their own brand of beat freakery.
session victim are back with yet more 21st century explorations into the thing we call house. it s been a busy 12 months for the german duo since they re previous delusions outing, maintaining momentum by releasing some of the most inventive, warm, deep and soulful music on a host of vinyl orientated labels such as real soon, hairy claw and retreat
session victim - berlin/hamburg based duo of hauke freer and matthias reiling - return with the next installment in real soons occasional limited edition series. the late runner ep follows two well received real soon releases - session victims no friends ep (2008) and hauke freers my beat 12inch (2007). the four tracks here continue session victims exploration into their distinctive brand of low key tech/house minimalism - their productions combine a confident timeless simplicity with a subtle attention to detail & texture and a clever ear for melody. as well as real soon, session victim have previous releases on hairy claw and their own recently launched label retreat.
244 km!! thats the distance between berlin and hamburg. this is what hauke freer and matthias reiling do as often as possible to visit each others studios and start fighting over bass lines and kick drums. after some top notch releases on the real soon and morris audio record labels we are very pleased to welcome a four tracker from the duo at hairy claw hq. the boys open up the ep with swashbuckler, hypnotic, minimal grooves with snatches of percussion and spun in samples. very go round carries on the minimal grooves but juxtaposes jazzy snatches and wonky stabs. foot the bill introduces tribal rhythms and samples, whilst drum fest black betty rounds things off with a percussive and left field slant. a varied and impressive debut from hauke and matthias on hairy claw.
new 2017 album cd! session victim return to jimpsters delusions of grandeur imprint with a third studio album. listen to your heart is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san franciscos room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lp see you when you get there.
hamburg duo hauke freer and matthias relling aka session victim return to delusions of grandeur with their second long player, see you when you get there. right from the start its clear session victims way with a groove hasnt diminished in the two years since their debut album, 2012s the haunted house of house.
session victim can do no wrong in our eyes. not only do they run an absolutely brilliant vinyl-only label known as retreat with the help of fellow berliner quarion. not only do they play an amazing live set which has seen recent fans at londons corsica studios get so worked up they started crowd-surfing. not only were they responsible for last years underground hit good intentions which is so good it had move d in tears as he closed a festival set with it last summer. on top of all this they are the nicest and most focused couple of chaps you ever did meet. in short, we are very proud and happy to be presenting their debut lp / cd the haunted house of house on our humble label.
for their 12th label anniversary, jazz & milk have decided to launch a new series called “twelve inch jams” in order to celebrate vinyl culture and the legendary 12″,,, format! jams002 sounds the bell for the second round of the series including a 10 years re-issue of the classic sam irl cut “you don’t feel enough”. originally released as a b1 tune on his “african dance ep” debut on pulver records in 2007, this jazzy house gem found its way into the record bags of many influential djs over the years. from session victim, glenn astro, max graef to hodini… the record never disappeared in club sets but certainly from discogs a good while ago. so it was about time to give the tune a second life and finally press it on the format it deserves - a whole 12″,,, side. the german production duo session victim are well-known fans of the track describing it as their secret weapon playing it in quite many dj sets for years, including their 2015 appearance for mixmag’s dj lab. hence, it is a great pleasure that session victim contributed a remix to the new release. their absolutely elegant and groove-driven version with a charming 90’s touch to it makes a brillant counterpart to the original with its jazzy piano-, drum- and double bass samples leading to an epic synth break that regularly causes ecstatic moments on the dancefloor.
seven years, who cares? no one really but it seemed like a good excuse to do something a bit different. we spoke to some the artists that have helped shape wolf over the years and asked whether they would like to contribute to a double 7 inch release. excited by the unusual project session victim, frits wentink, greymatter & mr. fries have delivered four original tracks with the format in mind. hip hop, beat down, low slung & upfront house all contained across two records. this release will be vinyl only.
rnt reinvents their ever-expanding catalog once again with this collection of remixes of mr. v s seminal early-aughts hip-house track somethin wit jazz. leading the charge is freerange/delusions of grandeur boss jimpster, with a duo of driving, percussion-laden deep house versions. session victim bring the signature quirky soul to their mix, while rnt regular planty herbs goes straight roller-disco!
ltd nice price --- in 2006 a young unknown david e sugar rocked up at a greco-roman party armed with two nintendo gameboys and a guitar pedal and blew us all away with the ensuing hour of acid. the night was so legendary that he wrote a song about it for our new york soundclash a few weeks later: *oi new york, this is london, oi new york greco-roman soundsystem* … and, quite by accident, the record label was born. a little black round piece of history accompanied by remixes from skream, hot chip, ragga twins and jesse rose.
REMIXES (SESSION VICTIM / DJ MILO / MARIBOU STATE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK08.06.16
khruangbin are a three-piece band from texas, formed of laura lee on bass, mark speer on guitar, and donald johnson on drums. taking influence from 1960 s thai funk their name literally translates to engine fly in thai khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. khruangbin team up with boogiefuturo, the off shoot label of bristol based futureboogie recordings, with a special collaborative 12inch disc featuring remixes from a veritable line up of cutting edge producers. session victim, dj milo, maribou state and vuelo all come correct with re-workings of khruangbin originals that, collectively, make up for one of the most varied and interesting remix packages of the year. pressed on 12inch vinyl, hand stamped and including an a4 art illustration insert, with hand drawings from laura from khruangbin, this package come as a limited pressing
LOVE AFFAIR / SLO FLAVA (I:CUBE & SESSION VICTIM REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.12.15
new years deal - following hot on the heels of tobys brilliant long player rising son we bring you a couple of our favorite tracks remixed by two of our favorite producers, namely i:cube and session victim. the versatile veteran nicolas chaix kicks things off in his own unique style on his interpretation of love affair with widescreen pads and subterranean clanks and growls setting things up for a heady house journey. session victim do their thing on slo flava, jacking up the tempo and turning in a bouncing live jam with a soulful edge. completing this ep we also have the two original versions of love affair and slo flava in all their glory.
the kid called kapote is our new favorite man on the toy tonics camp.. :) coming up with his first own ep. including a dancefloorfunk-remix by his berlin mates from session victim. kapote is doing house music, but influenced by rare funk and soul music. or better said: by the mid 1990ies wave of filter house and the french touch. he likes the black american scene around paul johnson or the tracks on detroits red planet label (the martian!!). but also french people like la funk mob, g-ilbert, early super discount stuff.. the days when it was all about finding the ultra rare, but ultra effective samples and using it in a clever and very musical way. creating a new groove, something that flows with a big bunch of soul. kapote does this… and he has the old vinyls and he has the right machines to make them swing in a new way. check out kapote.
now a full time member of australian super group empire of the sun and 1/3 of the genius of the swiss we honestly dont know how sid found the time to make this heated late night gem. all we do know is arthur russell was integral in his life when he turned it out. echoed moans and whispers, chunky bass line, percussion, arrangement and everything else involved in this 8 minute and 22 second burner are all by the shirtless gentleman of the night you now know as sidwho? session victim is matthias reiling and hauke freer, their house and techno adventures on delusions of grandeur and retreat records have been rinsed out many a time at our future classic parties and all around the world so we knew it was time to get a remix. some guys and gals might think this is too deep or minimal, you just need a bigger sound system!