the third artist album on omena is here, for the dreamers by saine. an effortless blend of crisp beat-work and delicate textures, the album feels equally suited for playing out loud or for those hazy summer night headphone marathons. album artwork by rickard ljungdahl eklund label artwork by ivo kiusalaas (bildansvarig) mastering by andreas saag
saine & smith consists of jaja saine and leo smith. two talented djs/producers from stockholm. both are diaspora kids - jaja saine s background is in west africa and leo s in barbados. so their debut release is a kind of heritage reflection, with twisted elements of decadent scandinavian dance music, which echoes generally in their sound. a. lord vanlig - inspired from afro-caribbean traditional folk music from the 60s. a melodramatic blend of cheer and sorrow. with capturing and repetitive drums combined with a compact kick and sweet overlay of melodious keys and child laughter. b. sir viktig – a deep house banger with haunting ghost like pads, catchy afrobeat samples and vocal snippets.
for our first release of 2017 and number 023 in the fina catalogue, we are super happy to welcome finnish producer saine to the family. saine has been on our hit list for a number of years and we are delighted to finally be releasing his aptly named mint ep saine delivers 3 classy cuts brimming with hip-hop fused, organic house sound that have always grabbed our attention in the past on labels such as sleazy beats, black ops, voyage, odd socks and quartet series. the mint ep continues in the saine vein(see what we did there) with obscure sample wizardry, thumping straight-to-the-bone beats & wavering analogue synth textures which do not disappoint. it is with great pleasure that we kick off 2017 with a bang & present saines mint ep – this ep is a must!
helsinkis lauri saine is the storyteller for this, the third chapter of fools & fables. pleasingly his irresistible releases dont come along all that often, but when they do, they justifiably make serious waves. small remedies, takes us on a journey to a side of saine we seldom see. first things first, blush cuts a breezy, cheerful path through a warm analogue space, with the mid-tempo throb of sampled rhythms to keep you from drifting too far off course. casual wears altogether looser pants as we just bob to and fro in a hammock while rum-soaked session players jam away in a distant speakeasy. the tropical breeze blows free through leisure song too, as we begin to get the impression finland might actually be a small pacific island.
it started with deep, raw and real, then it was thank you freaks, now its gentlemen cuts - all well rounded lovely compialtions bringing some hot tunes from all over the globe! with clang83, we have another up and coming italian artist whos into this kinda classic house and detroit sound.
the shadeleaf music label has finally got your attention it seems ! breakthrough 12 s across their first 5 releases have firmly established thatmanmonkz s label of love as a heavyweight deep house contender ! ever keen to open up the crease to new batsmen, the guys have assembled a deadly duo of big hitters for their their sixth innings. belarus, not perhaps the first place you d think of when it comes to solid house music, but four walls have certainly dropped more than their fair share of jams across labels of note like kolour ltd & traxx underground. here s he s teamed up with fellow grodno resident funkyjaws for a style that s firmly fixated with the roots us house blueprint, but with a fresh take, that s all their own. saine ought to need no introduction, but for those at the back, across a mere handful of releases (his sleazybeats ep was one of our fastest selling...ever !) this young talent has made quite a mark - his drifter ep on must have is one of our favourite house 12 s of recent times. what better way to demonstrate the shadeleaf spirit of collaboration then getting these two established up-and-comers to reinterpret each other s work ? live organic percussion, and the warming hiss and glow of machine circuits conspire to deliver perfectly balanced hip-shaking equations and low end theories. and that s just the f side !. flip for the s side (get it ?) and we re into theoesque territory, with a rasping riff snaking through some deft rhodes work and to-the-bone rhythms, while four walls & funkyjaws offer up a swinging and irresistible rub to wrap it all up top shelf tackle ladies and gents
as long term fans of helsinki-based saine, we are very happy to introduce odd005. after impressing us with his moody slow-mo synth jam, >ratio<, on our first trips & trinkets compilation, he returns with 3 stunning original tracks, along with a remix from glenn astro & imyrmind
pour sound is the new label of pierre ruder and >aggregat< is the first ultra-groovy hypnotic release which keeps a high standard of production and sound and can be named in a line with releases from adam beyer and richie hawtin . its highlight is thomas p. heckmann s excellent remix on theflipside making it an excellent debut for a label which will write history
inspired by a dreamy sabbatical in western kenya, ‘warthog’ is a slice of lush organic house oozing with classy restraint. this sleeper hit is finally getting its due in the limelight after a limited run of dubplates sold like butter in 2013 - with two heavy-weight remixes from finnish producer-legend jori hulkkonen and rising deep house star saine. driving, balearic and pleasantly euphoric the record is rounded off by a bumping 4/4 groove featuring none other than tapani rinne on bass clarinet. com-007 is a vinyl-only release, limited to 200 copies worldwide.
the first release on highfields 900 records is gratitude by david martin and features remixes by saine & platzdasch. supported by martin hayes, fina records, replika, rebirth records , vinyl addicted, nachtbraker, dj face & saine
volume 2: features a hot and noisy line-up including innovative deep-disco and deep-house creations by closed paradise, luvless, saine and buzz compass on record one, to keep on with essential lat-in-spired and funky vibes by junktion and funkyjaws, but also up tempo house goodness and lost disco material offered by martin hayes and the label boss vinyladdicted on record two, it s more than obvious that this lp demands you to be quick cause it will rapidly become extinct like the donuts in a police department :) vinyl only release, heavyweight 180g vinyl with a sticker a real hat trick for all wax lovers..
woodsmen & lady log takes a big step with this innovative and qualitative release, letting a few of their favorite artists interpret swedish folk music. it is an amazing blend of deep grooves and mysterious soundscapes. true creativity at its best, dont miss. limited edition of 300 handnumbered copies.
the first release for andy harts new vinyl only imprint >voyage<. this introduction includes artefacts from ctepeo 57 aka max graef & muff deep, saine, andy hart and harvey sutherland. pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and packed into manila sleeves. early dj support from: jimpster, max graef, roberto rodriguez, m.ono and thatmanmonkz
presided by tom kerridge, girls of the internet is one of a few new projects kerridge dug into having spent over a decade running labels such as ramp, fourth wave and brainmath. providing a break from label life, girls is a new creative outlet - a full band with kerridge as producer and band leader, spawning music that pays tribute to a lifetime of collecting disco and techno records. their debut 12? came out on west norwood cassette library, and recent follow up ‘when u go landed on derrick carter & luke solomons label classic music company to sweeping acclaim. girls of the internets latest single ‘love delicious features legendary chicago vocalist peven everett. this single is pevs first venture into the studio since his standout feature on last years gorillaz album, ‘humanz. on remix duties are sully, who drops a storming, retro uk garage version that has been tearing up dancefloors across the country for months, and saine, who delivers a lush analogue house version.