saft is proud to present the official re-issue of the 1986 joan bibiloni band classic “the boogie”. the vocals by deborah carter still sound as relevant and uplifting as ever. the sought after guitar licks of bibiloni have appealed to a lot of generations ever since he started making name for himself in the early eighties. while in recent times some of the more experimental work has been re-issued and compiled through some respected labels. the dancefloor classic “the boogie” still remains the pinnacle of the guitarist more dancefloor oriented work.
a stalwart of the uk underground & dance music scene. simbad’s music and dj skills have brought him to perform and record on all of the continents over the last decade. as a very sought after producer that still collaborates with the likes of fred p. deetron. roots manuva. lulu james. dayme arocena. mala (dmz). gilles peterson (six albums produced for gilles legendary brownswood label) to name a few. he’s been also remixing for countless other artists worldwide and has a vast array of releases on various imprints like apron. hyperdub. sofrito. bbe etc. “reconnect” remained a dubplate amongst a handful broken beat dj’s for years until simbad decided to release it on swedish brandy productions. a label that has been fairly constant in putting out timeless underground dance music since nearly two decades. remixes by the mighty boddhi sattva and concept e25 included.
what do you get when you cross a frenchman. a dane. two irishmen and a swede? the debut various artists compilation from kyoku records. of course. gathering the producers who make up their whole discography thus far. the melbourne-based imprint are welcoming back dorsi plantar. sune. long island sound and ethyene (alongside folamour and marc bianco). translating from japanese to a befitting -dancing birds-. the odoru tori ep is revitalizing the elegant origami series for one last spin. the orizuru. hachidori. oumu and hakucho. that is. the paper crane. the hummingbird. the parrot and the swan are bringing the handmade array to a suitable conclusion. on the a side. the scandinavian connection is responsible for bringing some summer heat. dorsi plantar sheds his usual wistfulness for a slightly moodier. more functional track with -senorita lolita-. although still incorporating some of that playful sampling he s now come to be known for. -californicate- from sune takes a more laidback approach and channels the breezy and carefree atmosphere of the coastal golden state. on the flip side. long island sound follow the same recipe that made -delusions- such a big hit with the intricate sampling and eloquent arrangement of -ease in-. to top things off. ethyene. with the help of folamour and marc bianco. close out the record with a groovy. vocal number that sees them employ their signature french touch formula to great effect on the simply titled -good-.
kreattones fourth instalment is finally here and it is. of course. a blast! after jesse bru’s triumphant ep on our label. we ve changed the formula and went after the obscure talent of less known artists to put together a four-track various artists compilation. the goal was to offer a diversified record to our beloved followers. without disregarding the label s vision. and the truth is... we couldn’t be happier with the final result. andy book. the label owner. lazer mike. the wonder-kids and fragoso the perfectionist came up with their finest house cuts. both joyful and mental. that make this v.a. a rare gem.
renaissance is the debut release by dead husband. two boston brahmins who stagger from the mausoleum onto an italo-disco dance floor.
building from prior projects in industrial and techno. dead husband meld lacy rhythms with droid emotion. straddling the space between the notre dame and centre pompidou. drowning the melancholy of lingering memory in the vigor of an analog dance floor.
renaissance cuts across dead husband s remodeled influences. the essence of industrial dance. dark techno. and the sweaty pulse of ebm bleed together into a decadent and hedonistic whole. elegant. introspective. and infectiously danceable.
after kicking off with a selection of artists pushing hard on the serious electro tip. latvian label electronic leatherette is back once again with another round of smartly chosen protagonists plying their machine funk wares. plant43 are the most established here. dealing in immaculate drexciyan funk of the most aqueous kind. gestalt is equally on killer form with ecosystem while maroje t taps up the noir mood to perfection on la confidential. jack roland s crafty osmotic potential is a smart b2 reach loaded with detail and production chops while exploring a more mysterious atmosphere in the process.
after a hiatus in 2017. city fly records return with a superb ep from label co-owner & serious sample digger. the last trip to gandahar. with previous sell out releases on better listen. kolour ltd and his sublime disco infused nugget r136a1 also on city fly. gandy’s releases have gained support from the likes of giorgio moroder. larry heard and bbc radio 6music. the ep brings an abundance of dancefloor dynamite which includes a collaboration with the ever talented erik rico. who has previously worked alongside artists as diverse as ron trent. dj spinna. q-tip and hip hop monarch tupac shakur. man of the moment byron the aquarius also steps up with a beautifully deep remix of higher! in a full ‘body & soul’ style.
ray kandinski embarks on the fifteenth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the moody and hazy ‘cressida’ ep for shall not fade sister-label lost palms. expedition fifteen features four jams packed full of dusty synth lines. spacey soundscapes and eerie vocals.
british producer zepherin saint has always been a man with a fierce passion for quality-strewn. vocal heavy deep house. a thoroughly captivating affair throughout. butterflies sees the producer return to his tribe records imprint alongside regular vocal collaborator. miranda nicole. kicking off the release is the ‘tribe vocal mix’- full of hazy. fuzzy sounds that play out beautifully. a refined house cut. it’s made all the more mesmerising by nicole’s sultry vocal contribution. a perfect foil to zepherin saint’s beats. the coming together of both is truly a joy to behold. bolstering the latter is a live mix. as well as an instrumental version. named here as the tribestrumental offering. zepherin saint is a truly exciting artist and one whose stock continues to rise thanks to his infectious-sounding. afro-tinged house sound.
finally we are pleased to announce our tenth ep. which is for us a milestone and not by chance we chose and.rea. who has delivered four tracks with his style and an acid footprint. we do not want to add anything else and let his music speak.
a heart from your shadow is the debut collaborative lp from michael beharie (new york) and teddy rankin-parker (chicago). since graduating together from oberlin college. beharie and rankin-parker each veered into markedly different avenues. beharie joined up with the ever-confounding new york ensemble zs (northern spy. the social registry). rankin-parker became an on-demand cellist for his prowess in the work of improvisation and avant-garde music. lending his talents to a wide array of collaborators such as primus. iron & wine. steve reich. and pauline oliveros. rather than jump into stream-of-concious improvisation. beharie and rankin-parker chose to focus the albums themes via intricately composed pieces. a heart from your shadow could be described as protest music. brimming with intense energy. harrowing anxiety. and steadfast optimism. produced by michael beharie. mixed carefully by jim o rourke. mastered by james plotkin and cut to lp at d&m berlin. black virgin vinyl housed in poly-lined inner sleeve in reverse board-printed double-width spine jacket with spot uv finishing. first pressing of 300 copies.
bror records and jens records proudly present a gothenburg-strong collaborative effort with brorx1/jens009. on the a-side jens records mainstay pontus björland delivers “limits” with love karlsson on industrialesque vocals. a raw. distorted machine workout with an acid undertone.
bror records curator dj lily ups the pace with an energetic remix of “limits”. making the most out of its original dystopian atmospheric elements. presented at a steady 132 bpm.
the b-side holds the undisclosed gothenburg duo quackpac with the deadly and stunningly executed late hour excursion “earthquack”. measuring in an impressive 16 minutes (hint: don’t miss the last minute).
black vinyl repress - remastered and resissued double a sider for soul aficionados. b boys and jazz funk lovers. both instantly recognisable across the generations. the a side sees a reissue of one of the most feel good records out there in express yourself. most famously sampled by the mighty n.w.a. in 89 whatever you do. do it good. on flip you get pure funk destruction in the form of the meters just kissed my baby. an insatiable. groove laden intro which has been prime sampling material throughout the years most notably in public enemys timebomb.
philippe cohen solal (of gotan project) celebrates the 50th anniversary of summer of love. covering one of its anthems “aquarius / let the sunshine in” of hair the musical which premiered on stage in october 1967. a complex but soothing modern reggae moombathon riddim carried by the ethereal harmonies of legendary jamaican reggae singer horace andy (massive attack. skylarking. ain’t no sunshine...) with a delivering coda sung by an empowering choir.
¡ya basta! records asked two legends of the underground scene. somewhat connected to the spirituality of the song. to remix this take. first with an afro house / deep-house take of the master of the genre @boddhi-satva. and jack of all trades. mashup virtuoso @jstar-1 (remixer of major lazer / dj vadim...) for a retro catchy drum n bass/uk bass remix. finally lazy flow and face-t deliver a dancehall filler of a remix.
sweat it out up the perspiration levels to 10 with this modern day rework of kwanzaa posse s 1993 tribal infused musika . by the much in form yolanda be cool. a driving beat and dynamic bassline are interspersed with the posse s euphoric chants firmly placing this a dancefloor destroyer. the first of three remixes comes from babert. turning musika into a miami vice style synth laden boogie number. complete with uplifting piano stabs and a full bodied bass. flip it over and things get a little more sinister. both ideal for the basement club setting as much as they d work in the big room clubs. gotsome revolve their remix around the chopped up tribal chants of kwanzaa posse - enhancing the expansive build ups and breakdowns to new heights. to close it out. dateless strips things back with a huge pulsating bass / kick combo whilst dubbing out the chants to be dropped in at choice moments before those heavyweight drops.
cleveland is forever in search of the brown note. this is his second offering for the esp institute. side a’s tusk is a beautiful paradox—rhythm programs that churn like the inner workings of a grandfather clock. unmistakably mechanical. yet fashioned through muted analogue instrumentation that paints a deceptively organic picture. the crystallized jangle of fm synth voices toy with the softened drum patterns and vibrant animal-like chord gestures over nearly seven minutes of splendor. on side b. aku digs further into mysticism. manifesting digital jungle themes. cleverly abstracted through erratic bleeps. distant tribal drums. atonal flutters and synthetic bird calls. the cinematic quality of clevelands production shines through both tracks. but its aku that sweeps us from reality to embark on a moonlit expedition in search long lost treasures. proving cleveland a virtuoso skilled in building complex narratives with sound. these two songs will modulate your frequencies.
dubbed by igloo magazine as the -romanian detroit electro/techno pioneer- and by the late aaron carl as -the romanian underground resistance himself-. andrew red hand from romania s spiritual capital of lasi stands up as an unwavering militant of the underground. a true detroit spirit possessed as romanian humanoid! from his early gigs throwing parties as one of the first generation djs in lasi since 1997. arh continues to break boundaries as part of the romanian resistance scene and numerous time portals as they open around europe. his blistering. mind-bending sets such as at berlin s tresor and griessmuehle see the dj with the red hand fuse pure detroit electro and techno with the sounds of techno-bass. raw chicago acid house. classics and futuristic beats. his mixes for radio ur (underground resistance) and the grid (detroit techno militia) remain some of the best frequency transmissions to surface to air. armed with a soviet union reel to reel majak 203. his scorching raw analogue and searing acid productions have been picked up by foundational detroit labels such as twilight 76. matrix. detroit underground. databass. detroit techno militia. cratesavers intl. visillusion as well as around the world from holland s iconic m>o>s recordings to 1Ø pills mate (lobster theremin). bass agenda and land of dance. on his remix list includes work for scan 7. santonio echois. thomas barnett. sean deason. niko marks. six foe. t.linder and more while support from anthony shake shakir. dj bone. dave clarke. dj godfather has been garnered for our sonic warrior... beware of the red hand!
deep house legends craig smith and andrew mcgroarty finally let their long running instrumental hip-hop project out into the world. inspired by their love of soul. atcq jay dilla. and vintage drum machines. the sense of funky detail woven by craig smith/signal sounds imagines the world of patchwork hip hop as made famous by no-id & dilla. incredibly soulful very warm with a bounce in the beat femi fem (young disciples) craig smith is a og. coming back to his roots of chopping samples and adding drums with an ear that has been trained and sensiblilized for the soulful boom bap 30 years in the making. classic golden era break ya neck shit. marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell) dj support femi fem (young disciples). phil asher. lay-far. afronaut. thatmanmonks. marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell)
ourra teams up with andre espeut again to deliver a hot follow up to one of the highest demanded records 2017 “where there’s no love-. the combo is proving to be truly stellar as they put a new school twist on brit funk with a little modern italo vibe. andre’s voice can’t be matched. act fast!
limited edition remastered release of another wicked boogie joint from delirium records that is just as good as jagg and neddy smith from the same label and previously reissued by best record italy. this one luckily has the highly playable instrumental and the soulful vocal version both mixed by the legendary tee scott. don t sleep!
tessellate is back for a second round and this time they are bringing out some heat from turkey via aleksandir. the a side features two club ready tracks. starting with a euphoric and emotional journey by the name of yamaha. following that belgium’s asa moto slow things down and provide a wild and trippy acidic remake of the original.
flip the record over and you’ve got yourself some heavy chillers. dreams is a really dreamy (!) piece of work that is guaranteed to leave you relaxed. friend of tessellate seb wildblood steps up next to do what he does best and provide a lovely remix of the og. finally we close things off with deeptrak. which as the name suggests is a deep track.
for its seventh offering. sol power sound taps into the pulse of the french antilles for tambours de martinique. a blistering ep of original and remixed versions of rare. drum-centric dance floor workouts. licensed directly from the legendary martiniquan label hibiscus records. the ep features cuts by eugène mona and max ransay. two of martinique s most storied musicians. with reworks by spanish dj and producer kiko navarro and the sol power all-stars. this one will be in the record bags of discerning djs all summer long.
this ridiculously soulful summer-house ep is the first installment by peter on big bait since 2015. we baked the essence of 3 years of studio work on 12″. vinyl. amongst two brilliant solo tracks. peter brought in two coops with some exclitingly interesting producers: -arpeggio funk- is the first co-production by the columbian shooting star felipe gordon with big bait label boss peter clamat. the guys met up on soundcloud and immediately started working out some tunes together. -she hates getting photos- and -tanzflächengebet- are solo productions by mr. clamat. outstanding. colorful. perfect work as usual. last but not least track no. four is the uplifting. 90 s flavored remix of an unpublished clamat-gem by ugly drums and chesney. the two guys are old-stagers of the german house culture and well known for their releases on kalakutta soul. ava. quintessentials etc.
selva discos kick off a new series of singles with a rare native brazilian chant adapted by marlui miranda backed with a dancefloor friendly joutro mundo mix the indigenous cause is an urgent one not only in terms of territory but also when it comes to the preservation of the vast native brazilian culture and brazilian singer-songwriter marlui miranda has been dedicating herself for almost four decades to keep their music alive (she s a doctorate on native brazilian music. so you know).
the latest joint on uzuri comes from mark hand. a secret weapon of the uk house underground who has been active for a long time and now seems to be finally getting the props he deserves. his mood on -all caught up- reflects the infectious positivity of his live sets at freerotation. all mellifluous rhodes keys and classic deep house signifiers that seep into your soul. -cobwebs- is just as smooth. although it takes on a more deep-diving tone laden with transcendental chord progressions and a dash of motor city melancholy. that makes patrice scott the perfect choice to remix the track. and he takes a measured approach to simmering the component parts down for a version garnished with gorgeous piano and synth tones.
in our most private moments. we have often thought of multi culti as an educational enterprise: as you listen to our music and stare at our artwork. you are absorbing information in a way that might conceivably be defined as -learning.- our latest release brings this theoretically reasonable fantasy one step closer to fruition. as we welcome hamburg-based musician and composer andi otto (ph.d) to our roster of artists. a deep listening experience focused on repetition and timbre. bow wave was made using rare and unique instruments such as a special sensor bow for cello (and other string instruments) known as the -fello.- which otto developed during his residencies at the steim research centre in amsterdam. the album also features vocals from award-winning indian playback singer. actor. and tv anchor m.d. pallavi. a frequent otto collaborator. recorded while the two were touring japan. the digital edition of bow wave includes 10 tracks. while the six-track vinyl adds remixes by ecuadorian folklorica wizard nicola cruz and parisian adult disco purveyor golden bug. both of which will be released separately in a digital remix pack alongside reworks from brazil s ricardo vincenzo and norway s center of the universe. you are free to purchase all of them.
pharoah sanders is spiritual jazz. is devotional music. is the greatest living link between john coltrane. kamasi washington. and the next generation of this great lineage. his tenor sound. his singing voice. his compositions. and his recordings have already stood the test of time. in his time. endured. ever-aged so finely. and have now (in my opinion) surpassed critique. pharoah sanders is a giant. an innovator. colorful. prayerful. and worthy of all our attention. celebration. and enthusiastic. even ecstatic accolades!
in its second venture into reissuing hidden gems of electronic music produced in eastern europe in the 20th century. little beat different issues focuses on the work of a czech composer. musician and producer. alexander goldscheider. this lp samples alexander goldscheider’s music produced for records. films. tv and even an art exhibition in the space of 25 years starting from 1975.
in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
1 per customer . as a special edition for the 25th release on balkan vinyl six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue four of them having never before released on vinyl. the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases. includes the last ever track released by lfo i love acid. global goons acid anthem craehzrhd from the very first balkan release in 2010. and the opener from the late andreas gehm 12inch on i love acid heaven and hell. luke vibert. b12. and plaid round off the ep with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now). this is a vinyl-only release.
coming from different regions in france. violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop. postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
geins t naït is considered legendary at offen music. releasing music since 1986. their last 3 albums have featured laurent petitgand (2011. 2014 & 2015). now we present a collection of new unreleased tracks that we hope will plunge you deep into the special world of gn & lp. includes dl code!
for the summer. frabon present -loop machine- ep from the brillant emerging italian producer andrea falsone with two original mix. for the remix this time we have agent! from germany. him make music on cocoon. desolat. moon harbour and many more big labels. and plus the duo italian maury and joe dielle.
its time for magaritas. dresdens master of the sampler alexander scharf chops up cheesy germanness for greater good and varying experiences: schlager-upcycling it is. -nur mit dir- is a lovely summer day s theme. the anthem of freshly found or long lasting love. the hymn for the night with your loved one. -ode an die fröbbe- is the morning after. the morning after the morning of too much togetherness: honestly weird and weirdly lovable. in the end -grünalge christian- keeps it all together. thank you. christian. thank you. schleander.
moral fiber sub-label souzou is back with it’ s second release. freedom sz002 is an exclusive ep by sander ellerman (jelly beast recordings). as a regular on souzou’ s counterpart moral fiber. sander ellerman is known for his delicate tunes. subtle changes and well thought-out transitions. with three brand new original tracks he perfectly displays the label’ s bass-driven. minimalistic techno sound. nima gorji delivers a penetrating remix for title track freedom.
sagmen third release featured greg pidcock and andre salmon who combine to deliver ‘you got it’ ep with four dark house cuts plus two digital only mixes. uk producer greg pidcock’s nomadic tendencies have fostered a strong connection with his music which has seen releases on esteemed labels like hot creations. get physical. culprit. saved. not to mention founding his montreal-based imprint flora. meanwhile. andre salmon’s extensive knowledge of music production has earnt him releases on the likes of repopulate mars. leftroom. hottrax. suara. before founding sagmen alongside aert prog. ‘you got it’ delivers a heavyweight kick and sharp percussive rhythms that lay the foundation for haunting arpeggios and an intoxicating vocal hook before ‘loco’ provides grooved drum patterns. a powerful bass melody and an array of intriguing synthesiser transitions. with epic vocals effects . “tfss’ offers up warped vocal samples and mesmerising motifs on top of a pulsating low-end whilst “esto es montanita’ hits hard with crunching drum sounds. enticing filter sweeps and hypnotic samples. two digital only ‘black mixes’ conclude the package. with the first reinterpretation of ‘loco’ setting an ominous tone until the alternative version of ‘tfss’ follows with a rumbling bass. crisp percussion and dubbed out vocal licks.
sagmen co-founders andre salmon and aert prog team up for a solid single. featuring remixes from matteo rosolare & jojo angel. mr jefferson. as well as aert himself. individually. ecuadorian salmon has appeared on leftroom. repopulate mars. hottrax and get physical. while parisian aert prog has had output on anima somnis. laboratory records and popof’s form. launching sagmen at the end of 2017. both producers have appeared on separate releases on the label so far. however the founders now come together for a collaborative release. blending both their sounds together. ‘sagmen’ opens the release with shuffling kicks and claps whilst alarming drones and bumpy rhythms creep throughout. before daylight robbery records boss matteo rosolare teams up with greece’s jojo angel version comes bouncing in. littered with crisp percussion and shaky hums. twisted fusion and resonance records producer mr. jefferson’s take on the track rolls in after. full of thunderous tones and clanking beats. these carve the way for aert prog’s remix. which strips everything back. twisting it into moody roller.
our souls are in the hands of the translator presents his arcola debut. sɪ.....ŋ.....krɪ.....tɪ.....zə.....m. a two tracker of chi-town acid that offers a mouthful of mathematics from jamal moss. the legendary producer and dj who has worked with everyone from adonis to wolf eyes.
roy davis. jr. s undaground therapy muzik label relaunches after almost 20 years with al zanders guidance ep. al zanders approach to his first ep of 2018 is as precise as it is whimsical. featuring 4 tracks showing zanders sheer versatile when it comes to making music. opened by piano-percussion track martha s revenge which is made so clearly for dance floors. followed by television. a chance for a closed- eyes boogie be it on a dance floor in the middle of a set. or on the sofa at home. on the b-side. likes for cash s comedic title is met in contrast with a piercing synth top-line and stripped back drums. with just enough of a bassline to sit in-between the drums and synths. closing the ep is guidance. a reflective and a chance for the ep to close as well as it would close a dance floor when the lights come on at the end of the night.
sphonica’s white label series returns with a real deep house excursion by chilean producer massiande in the form of his ‘freedom ep’. massiande is an artist of multicultural roots. he was born in santiago. chile. yet he has lived most of his life alongside us american people and has dutch family roots. which has greatly affected the way he perceives and lives music. growing as a big fan of us soul. jazz and disco. he found his way into music production through house and his biggest influences have been artists such as larry heard. ron trent and chris brann (aka wamdue project).
african disco album from 1978. no original copies available anywhere for sale. „love in space“ is a soul disco tune that’s smashing every 1970’s jam. reminding a bit of pink floyds „the great gig in the sky“ and scoring with an endless break. the great „galactic interlude“ and the funky deep „beyond the sun“ are an unique mix between african soul and cosmic disco beats. obviously a totally unique sound and a one of a kind album were talended female soul singers meeting intergalactic disco beats. extremely scarce to impossible to find original lp production by mike pilot who also produced the all time cosmic classic „blush – lift off“ during the same year (1978). nobody less than spanish cult producer josep llobell remastered the original master tapes for the new private records release. including large foldout poster. 250 copies!
discover le deltaplane. fifth album by andre solomko. and third produced on favorite recordings. pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago. born in ukraine in 1965 and now based in finland. andre solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality. but above all. a brilliant saxophonist. composer and engineer. whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. between 2012 and 2014. he and favorite recordings released 2 albums. où es-tu maintenant ? and le polaroid. hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in japan. following le premier disco sans toi. an acclaimed single unveiling two new compositions with disco flavors. andre solomko and favorite recordings also proudly present le deltaplane. fully composed and arranged by andre solomko. the 6 tracks of the album are deeply infused with his longtime passion for jazz-funk and movie-soundtracks. this time also injecting more influences from westcoast and modern-soul music. andre solomko. an artist who spreads love like in the good old days!
throughout ibadan records deeply-rooted new york history and its ongoing transcendent surge into the future. there are certain special moments in house music history to acknowledge. this brings us to our 138th ibadan records installment by kerri chandler. kerri chandler was one of the many artists who benefited from jerome sydenhams artistic direction. the two initially met in 1991. when sydenham was a part of the a&r team that signed chandlers debut single to atlantic records. after sydenham founded ibadan records in 1995. the two collaborated on several groundbreaking projects that stand as a testament to house music history and to their long-lasting friendship. chandlers early career evolved through illustrious house remixes and productions. tracks like drink on me. shoe-b-doo. while were young and aint that a bitch truly exemplify the trailblazing and original innovative spirit of kerri chandler and the birth of his signature sound. presenting new york chronicles vol. ii
julian sanza and andre espeut. are two very familiar names in the scene. julian. who hails from argentinian/cuban roots and andre with his french/caribbean heritage. come together to merge electronic dance. modern funk. soul and boogie. creating their own unique melting pot of goodness! there s something distinctly anthemic about perfect system . low slung. synthed up funk. with a house tinge driven by those sweet soulful vocal harmonies - sure to get stuck in your head for days. opolopo opens up the e.p. adding his trademark disco remix magic touch to the original - upping the tempo. laying a shuffling beat behind. pumping up the bassline and getting spiritual on the keys. on the flip the situation remix channels the inner improv funk. keeping the vocals to choice snippets before the sare havlicek dub rounds the e.p. off reworking the bass synth to the point where it exudes the sleaze. this is the first in a series of collaborations between these two… keep those eyes peeled!
a repress of our & co. ep. which was originally released in 2015. features both a rub-n-tug remix and a force of nature remix of the title track best of friends. on side a is a remix from the once new york based dj duo rub-n-tug. a2 is from the japanese dj duo force of nature. both are fitting to remix the title best of friends since we feel they are close to us. on the b side. we have the sought after original best of friends track and wine cooler bianca chandon presents & co. & co. started out as a small group of friends who surfed and skateboarded together. as they hung out in venice and shared their interests and ideas about music. sounds started to take shape. what started off with no intentions of being anything serious began to develop. inspiring music composer alberto bof. music advisor paul t. and music coordinator alex olson to think about avenues of release. inspired by a seigen ono record put out for comme des garcons in 1988 olson got the idea to release the trio s project under his brand bianca chandon. this limited 12 has embodied the spirit of the creators and the motivation of the brand to become bianca s first record release.
lumberjacks in hell welcomes deep house vet andy compton and shamrock for a trip into plush disco. laid back funk and more besides. bunny chow was reportedly recorded in south africa. and features the vocal talents of asli on a number of the tracks. you can certainly hear the afro influence creeping into the simmering groove of the title track. while aslis vocals shine through the clearest on the downtempo tones of everything is gravy. nifanyeje is another warm trip through afro disco replete with noodling guitar lines and a crisp drum machine beat. while roga mziki ends the record on a high note with a final blast of that infectious. sunkissed sound the pair have clearly mastered on their musical adventure
amir alexanders 2nd full lp lands. this time on the powerhouse of just jack recordings providing a journey through techno. acid and house. from the space-age melodies and overdriven synths of lemmings off a cliff!. to the pounding acid & infamous my house vocal on in the beginning!. the lp starts with a bang. halfway through the broken beat and blippy rude boy! stands out. along with the big room gospel house gold of blessed are the meek! weep not! takes it full circle matching a similar distorted bass to the opener with some exquisite synth work. no wonder all the titles have exclamation marks this is 8 tracks of serious tackle!
MYSTERY MAN (VELVET SEASON & THE HEARTS OF GOLD REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK08.05.18
techno. disco. italo. electronics. house. library. cosmic and ambient frequencies - these are the bedrocks of the midnight drive ethos and sound. a label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. a label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them.
club sweat newcomers liife. team up with bbc radio 1 hall of famer. roland clark to bring you this ain t freedom . considered by many as the voice of house roland s lyrics are politically powerful. reflecting on the meaning of freedom in modern society remixes from superlover & yolanda be cool dj support from claptone. fisher. danny howard. horse meat disco. illyus & barrientos
45th anniversary vinyl reissue of sandy’s third solo lp (1973) hasn’t been pressed since 1986. considered by many to be her best solo release. it features musicians from her fairport days. including richard thompson on guitar. contains the track solo. one of very finest compositions and probably her best known after who knows where the time goes? fans would welcome the return of this album to the racks. mastered from the original tapes. pressed on clear 180 gram vinyl.
the debut offering from singer mark wystrach. lead guitarist jess carson and bass player cameron duddy. collectively known as midland. midland is the embodiment of seventies california country. all smooth eagles harmonies and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. their songs are intoxicating country sung with the twang of george strait. and it s impossible to resist. their no. 1 hit single “drinkin’ problem” earned best country song and best country duo/group performance nominations for the grammys 2018. if there was a perfect country album which combined those traditional sounds with modern hooks for me then this is it! (six shootercountry). this vinyl is only available in the uk as part of record store day.
drunken foreigner band is a brooklyn-based ensemble that makes a sprawling electrified iteration of the akha and lam lao musics of thailand and laos. the majority of the bands music was learned from cassette tapes of the largely-vocal music traditions. gathered by keyboardist dave kadden on his trips to southeast asia. comprising members of sunwatchers. invisible circle and other experimental brooklyn outfits. they are releasing their debut lp white guy disease on electric cowbell records.
through the years intacto records became a household name. the label was founded in amsterdam in 2004 under the collaborative genius of shinedoe and 2000 and one. it was launched as a platform for the by then strongly emerging amsterdam scene supporting a pack of local artists shaping a fresh distinctive sound which took over the electronic scene by storm. intactos defining sound included many styles and its catalogue is a melting pot of influences of which house and techno are the key elements. after running intacto records successfully for 14 years. shinedoe and 2000 and one have joined forces on their very first collaborative release. a ten year old unreleased 2000 and one track world of acid have been played out by shinedoe for years and received ecstatic feedback from the clubbing crowds. convincing him to release this timeless tune to scorch the dancefloors worldwide. shinedoe was inspired to do a remix. in return 2000 and one remixed her track acidploitation which she recently produced. acidploitation ep is the culmination of two dutch legends. defining their brilliant take on music once again
more than a year after the release of their debut album mandar is back with an absolute stellar ep! two full sided loud cuts of pure club madness! string theory has summer vibes written all over it with strings reminiscent of pepe bradocks classic sunset anthem deep burnt. the flipside poisoned words is a sexy groover with a woman whispering poisonous words. mandar is raising the bar with this ep and shows that it s all about quality over quantity. must buy!
the new ep by german duo grandbrothers is a collection of remixes and re-interpretations of their standout track bloodflow. the remix by uk producer lone was introduced last autumn but theres brand new tracks to be found here by german techno electronic vanguard christian löffler. everyones favourite new idm producer brainwaltzera and new permanent vacation signing aera grandbrothers are the sum of unique parts: progressive swiss engineer/mechanic/sofware designer lukas vogel and german-turkish pianist erol sarp. their second album open twins sarps piano skills with vogel’s talent for both building the homemade intricate mechanics with which he exploits his partners instrument and also designing its software. sarp works at his ivory keyboard while. from behind his own computer keys. vogel live-samples his partners notes. triggering further effects with the aid of diy electronic apparatus that physically manipulate the pianos strings and body.
next up on out-er is inland. aka ed davenport. an artist who has long been a friend of the label and whose powerful techno sound is a perfect fit. his three originals come with a remix by tresor and tiercel artist bnjmn.
URUBUS FALL FROM THE DYING SUN IN AN IMPROVISED MANNER (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK22.05.18
coletivo vandalismo kick-start a new 12inch series for the contort yourself label. hailing from the city of porto the duo also dj under the name gam and released their debut lp on lake haze s eye for an eye label. their music has an immediacy that seems to stem from a background in live performance as opposed to polished studio sessions - an improvisational punk aesthetic that manages to carry this ep so strongly. wild. crashing fx and unrecognisable vocal distortions layer atop wonky 90bpm drum machine grooves and the pair even show off what may be their turntablism skills on zombie zombie. theres a nod to early concrete on the closing track black suns demise with whirring. mechanical noise motifs suddenly jolting us into punishing gabber-at-33-minus-8 territory. the diy spirit is alive and well here and the feeling that things could fall apart at any minute just adds to the tension.
ltd 2018 repress !!! melbourne party enthusiasts animals dancing launch their self titled label with the sophomore release from krautback duo coober pedy university band (tornado wallace & william paxton aka tom moore of otologic). kookaburra. once described as *a bit too mental for me*. continues in the vein of their moon plain release. but this time takes it a step further. perhaps too far.
orlando voorn is back on tarvisium electronique with secret society. a mysterious. obscure and psychedelic ep exuding the essence of detroit techno. side a of the vinyl features the title track in which voorn melts the analogic rhythm with a spectral melodic pattern. side b features two tracks. playing for keeps. a techno bolt of lightning bound straight for the dancefloor and rush. a track characterized by a mechanical. analogic and highly experimental sound. to conclude the ep the label manager. steve lorenz. has composed a remix of secret society with an avant-garde fusion of minimal. acid and detroit techno.
debut double lp album from blakk harbor the greek berlin based artist and sound designer behind native instruments. angelos liaros. soaring drones. dark ambiences and expertly crafted sound design. “madares” title derives from the actual dune mountains of crete. this moonlike landscape a sacred land of ancient ceremonies and the main inspiration for the album concept. cover and artwork. percussive samples and drones are created from traditional custom cretan instruments (lute. skin drums. lyra. tsabouna) & world instruments (tibetan bowls. gongs. dungchen horns) granulized to death drones through modular synths and hardware samplers. a black hole soundtrack that sucks you in tearing the fabric of space and time. enter a ritualistic occult trip to the unknown. limited to 250 copies on double vinyl with download code included. no separate digital release.
hypnotizing rhythms and stormy bass cuts make up various visions 2. as d-operation drop. zygos. hebbe and mrshl unite on the copenhagen based label’s 9th vinyl release. various visions is a new series of vinyl releases by circle vision. launched to present an umbrella of artists from around the globe. who share the label’s vision of sound design and affection for immersive bass music.
DONT MESS WITH CUPID. CAUSE CUPID AINT STUPID (VINYL . 2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UKPre sale
the 20th release from nina kravizs seminal т..р..и..п.. imprint is an homage to some of the most uncompromising manifestations of electronic music imaginable. tracing sub-cultures from the 90s to the present day. т..р..и..п.. 20 interrogates the boundaries of tempo and form via hardcore. gabber. acid techno and ambient. a mix of unreleased material and essential gems. the ten-track compilation visits т..р..и..п.. regulars. esoteric masters and relative newcomers on a voyage to the extremities of a global underground. т..р..и..п.. 20 continues the tradition of gatefold double eps as a conceptual album. all of the tracks are selected around a particular story. a trip. and presented as a continuous sonic landscape. all of the tracks are structured in a way that they can be mixed one with another an endless amount of times making a continuous loop. a trip. that needs only end when the party stops. kraviz works without release dates or deadlines. enabling her to achieve a certain sound bank to shape the story. unmasking the thoughts and unraveling like a dream.
recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line. takashi kokubo s balearic gem a dream sails out to sea gets first ever official release from lag records. complete with previously unheard music. originally only available as a sought-after promo by the name of get at the wave. takashi kokubo s mini-masterpiece of halcyon mastery finally re-emerges for the first time since 1987 with a remastered vinyl edition courtesy of uk label lag records.
das legendäre jamaikanische label trojan records feiert bereits seinen 50. geburtstag und veröffentlicht mit »ska & reggae classics« eine neue compilation mit den größten hits des labels. nun auch auf 2xlp!
im juli 1968 eröffnete das jamaikanische label mit sitz in london. trojan records. das geschäft und innerhalb von monaten nach seiner gründung wurde der aufregende neue reggae-sound einem weltweiten publikum vorgestellt. im laufe der nächsten jahre stand trojan für eine reihe von weltweiten mainstream-charthits durch legendäre künstler wie desmond dekker. ken boothe. john holt. the maytals. bob & marcia und dave & ansel collins. zudem legte trojan den karrieregrundstein für die zukünftigen superstars des reggae bob marley. dennis brown und gregory isaacs.
anlässlich des 50-jährigen jubiläums von trojan records veröffentlicht bmg diese in bester pressqualität gefertigte picture-vinyl. die auf der a-seite den ikonischen trojan-helm und auf der b-seite das markant gestaltete »trojan 50«-logo zeigt. das album enthält ein dutzend der größten charthits des labels aus den 60er bis 80er jahren. dargeboten von den größten stars der jamaikanischen musik und gibt eine perfekte einführung in das legendäre reggae-label.
a great collection of classic roots recordings from the mid-70’s for the singer who came close in challenging bob marley & dennis brown for reggae’s crown. all re-mastered recordings available as 23-track 2lp-set in a gatefold sleeve. with in-depth sleeve notes by noel hawkes. the release is supported by several summer festival appearances.
songs about the unity of sudan. peace between muslims and christians and the fate of war orphans. backed by grooves equally taking influence from arabic sounds. american funk as well as neighboring ethiopia. kamal keila was among the first artist we met in sudan during our two trips to khartoum and omdurman last year. he is one of the key figures of the sudanese jazz scene that was a vital part of the musical culture in sudan from the mid 1960s until the islamist revolution in the late 1980s. when we meet kamal he luckily presented us with two mold covered studio reels. each tape included five tracks. one with english lyrics and another with arabic ones. musically you can hear the influence of neighboring ethiopia much more than on other sudanese recordings of the time. as well as references to fela and american funk and soul. his lyrics. at least when he sings in english which gave him more freedom from censorship. are very political. a brave statement in the political climate of sudan of the last decades. preaching for the unity of sudan. peace between muslims and christians and singing the blues about the fate of war orphans called shmasha. a note inside one of the boxes specified the track titles. durations and the fact that the sessions were recorded on the 12th of august 1992. both sessions stand as a hearable testament how kamal keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago. while incorporating current events into his lyrics. kamal keilas album is the first in a series of releases covering the sudanese jazz scene on habibi funk. be on the lookout for albums by the scorpions and sharhabeel coming soon.
next up on peach discs is the debut 12inch from newcomer videopath. the a-side piles up the melodies over some box-banging drums. while the b-side goes full-on 90s with pumping organ riffs and wailing diva vocals. 2 jacking tracks for the clubs!
release number two on the recently birthed flat white records. is a 5 track piece of genius from felipe gordon. the man who s hot on everybody s lips at the moment. not only does he run nomada records. the colombian has previously had releases with the likes of church. toy tonics. quintessentials and secret crunch. he has now teamed up with flat white records to bring you an ep that proves that felipe is definitely one to watch!
catz n dogz are some of our oldest extended dirtybird family. spanning multiple eps. a couple albums. some remixes. and we even presented their very first release as catz n dogz as they transitioned from their old 3 channels alias in 2007. its been over 4 years since they ve been on the label. and we re ecstatic to have them back with the feelings factory. fine feelings features the legendary vocalist robert owens. and sounds like a classic deep house track from the late 90 s when no one called it deep house. they just danced to it all night in warehouses. factory settings includes additional production from londons joseph ashworth. and from the first note to the last its filled with driving intensity and an ascending cacophony of rhythms and voices.
the legendary gig that joe strummer. singer from the punk rock band “the clash” attended and inspired his writing their classic ‘white man in hammersmith palais’ took place on the 05th june 1977. at the hammersmith palais venue on shepherd’s bush road w6. london during the height of punk mania. the full line up for the show were all jamaican artists dillinger. leroy smart. delroy wilson (all the first time from jamaica) and ken boothe. “ken boothe for uk pop reggae” who had already scored some hits with ‘everything i own’ and ‘crying over you’ in 1974. joe strummer was expecting roots. rock. reggae but the sound system this evening ‘admiral ken sound’ was playing ‘four tops all night’ as in soul and northern soul that were staple crowd pleasers at the time to warm up the audience. but in joe’s eyes the music should have reflected more jamaican roots based music. the song also deals with bigger issues of black and white unity. but some people including the punk rockers. “they’re all too busy fighting. for a good place under the lighting”. joe strummer himself was looking for fun. “i’m the whiteman in the palais... just looking for fun”.
zur feier des 15-jährigen jubliäums der veröffentlichung von dannii minogues »neon lights« erscheint das album nun erstmalig auf vinyl! zusätzlich enthält das 2lp package seltene bonustracks und remixe von jason nevins. amighty und tiga sowie die gefeierten mash up remixe »don’t wanna lose this groove« (aus »don’t wanna lose this feeling« und »into the groove« von madonna) und »begin to spin me round« (aus dead or alives »you spin me round« und »i begin to wonder«). also eine empfehlung für alle fans! dannii minogue selbst sagt dazu nur: »please turn the volume up loud enough to annoy your neighbours!« dem doppel-vinyl liegt ein downloadcode bei.
reissue des legendären debütalbums -the silicon dawn- des us-produzenten und heutigen wahlberliners dan curtin. das 1994 auf peacefrog erschien. in bester detroit-manier schaffte es curtin. melodien und harmonische ebenen über komplexe percussion zu legen. was damals auf innovative art und weise die gängige techno-norm sprengte. für das fact magazin grund genug. das album heute in der rubrik -the greatest techno albums you ve never heard- zu führen.
jor-el making his be as one debut with a smooth and well crafted spacey techno ep (including jay clarke remix). a must have release for those closing your eyes moments when its time to deep dive and get lost into -dark places-.
fleck e.s.c. aka franck collin. brings his unique blend of dancefloor electro to the cpu stable. originally from france and now based in tokyo. collin takes us on a musical journey from akihabara to the steel city via 2097.