midnight conversation is the new italian project inspired by the new school of funk, jazz and broken beat written and composed by mattia trani and giuseppe maffei. a collection of their favorite works made in the past two years between bologna and berlin.
convertion / let s do it was originally released on sam records in 1980. it featured the lead vocals of leroy burgess, who was also the lead vocalist for seminal disco tunes like black ivory / main line and logg / i know you will. the sam records catalogue is currently administered by nervous records. nervous has a long standing relationship with superstar producer louie vega, who with his maw partner kenny dope has produced some of nervous most memorable tunes, including the signature nervous release -the nervous track- by nuyorican soul. louie as always a fan of let s do it and wanted to do a remix. unfortunately the original parts were lost. not to be deterred, louie decided to reproduce the record, once again with lead vocals by leroy burgess. the result....let s do it - a louie vega interpration. b-side boogie mix stays close to the original version. the a side dance ritual mix includes that magic louie vega flavor that will make it an immediate essential item for all dj s. the 12- release will be available two months prior to the digital release
jan felix may gehört zu einer generation, die keine stilistischen berührungsängste kennt. neue verbindungen zu kreieren, statt an alten abgrenzungen festzuhalten, lautet die devise. dabei zeigt may, ende 1993 geboren, kompositorische und spielerische präzision, innovativem gestaltungswillen und humor. schon mehrfach wurde er ausgezeichnet, beispielsweise 2016 bei der internationalen jazzwoche burghausen, wo er den solisten-wettbewerb gewann und mit seiner band den zweiten platz belegte. zwar zählt frank zappa nicht direkt zu mays vorbildern, eine gewisse verwandtschaft in der geisteshaltung lässt sich aber erahnen. etwa im gewitzten mix aus klassischen und modernen einflüssen, die bei jan felix may von jazz über elektronische musik bis zu impressionismus und progressive rock reichen. der junge pianist und komponist weiß, wie man ausgeklügelte musik so attraktiv gestalten kann, dass sie neben hartgesottenen spezialisten auch viele andere offene ohren aus unterschiedlichen generationen erreicht. -red messiah-, jan felix mays fantastisches debütalbum, klingt frisch und ungewohnt anders. das album erscheint auf 180 gramm vinyl.
alma negra are back on heist! after their much applauded 2017 release with that great soulphiction remix, theyve been rather busy taking over the scene. they started their new label alma negra records where they released 3 eps in quick succession, with new as well as older material that showcases their tropical roots and keen ear for clubby reworks. they launched their live show, doing gigs across europe with a highlight at one of londons more intimate live venues: the jazz cafe. their latest outing making their release count a total of 4 in only 8 months was on marcel vogel’s lumberjacks in hell and explored the more live / rework side of their project. now theyre back on heist with 3 new tracks, supported by an awanto 3 remix. conversation is a track we wanted to put out on heist badly, simply because it’s a beast of a track. it sits somewhere between a live african drum track, percussive techno and moody midwest electronics, with pads and strings coming in and out of play while a relentless kick drum keeps the energy on a haunting level. this track is alma negra at their filthiest, and it feels like they’ve taken a next step from last years dark and heavy luanda dub, bringing it from an intimate dreamy stage straight into the main room. this is the place shows a different side of the house spectrum with the alma’s love for dreamy deep house. the track flows up and down, with soothing rhodes chords, arpeggios and mumbling vocals setting a summery mood thats perfect for your warm up or daytime party. meanwhile, their third original track from the heart goes even deeper and navigates around a smart vocal loop topped with strings, bleeps, claps and rimshots that just keeps going.
PALMARES FANTASY FEAT. HERMETO PASCOAL (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g BE06.06.18
(180 g pressing) for his third album for far out recordings, london based multi-instrumentalist and one of europes finest saxophonists sean khan ventures to rio de janeiro to collaborate with iconic brazilian polymath hermeto pascoal.
new flesh records 19 ever wonder what would happen at the first minuts of an alien in-vasion? answer can be found on geometric vision, the debut ep of hungarian electro don norwell on french new flesh records. real name balazs semsei, norwell has turned out a steady stream of releases on labels like dalmatia daniel, pinkman, chabu recor-dings, seagrave and his own farberwechsel imprint until now, always coming on strong with a personal artistic vision plus a sense of drama. across four craftily cuts on umwelts label, he revisits his own dystopian universe made of sonic frequencies fused into rich atmosphere with a strong array of emotions. from the haunting opener geometric vision to the explosive final conversation patterns, nor-well signs one of his best release to date. fascinating synth melodies supported by raw drums and insane electro textures compose this must have 12inch and an essential addition to the new flesh catalog. heavy electro darkness for serious heads, this is a soulful ep full of depth, impossible to ignore!
inaugurating the release, the cleverly designed oberservate drives forward with relentless kick drums that merge into self-indulgent pads slowly growing into a stargazing techno tale. p.leones remix sticks to the originals covertness while adding more depth by peeling out the pensive atmosphere as his lead synth gears more empathically towards the dance floor. opening the flip, discrete circuits ambient version of remote conversation in which the monologic acid line encounters blood boiling pads passing through some unknown territory. blind observatoryÆs remix rips out the principal elements from the original in order to create a pulsating ominousness reminiscent of his trademark neo-futuristic journeys that are roaming through cinematic sci-fi realms.
with just one 7inch release to their name in the form of the 1981 release, jive baby on a saturday night, the cult of the jellies was possibly accidentally assured with the long lost song being rediscovered by collectors and championed by sonic youth s thurston moore no less. picked up and reissued by the stellar trunk records in 2010, the b-side cut, however, was sadly overlooked. now emotional rescue are proud to license the conversation and remaster it especially for this rerelease. based around a simple drum and bass rhythm, interspersed with crowd noise, playful female vocal yelps and sprinkled with dub effects thrown in to the mix and you wouldn t probably think too much would be going for a track that the band put together in the last two hours of their studio time after jive baby had been completed. however, what you get is a killer gem of pop-punk-dub oddness that gets your head nodding to its infectious, repetitive rhythm laden with effects. with just this one (perfect) track available for license it seemed only right to hand it over to the in-house production team, apophenia, to do their increasingly trademark dubbed out reworking, this time in the form of a true, but respectful version for the flip. with both members of the jellies sadly now living overseas this piece of early 80s british dub as it were, can now be fully treasured for posterity while also, proving a nice little smokers delight.
includes 3 x 12inchx12inch insert posters of thrupence’s own works (side note: thrupence is both a music producer and visual artist, well known for his style of painting.)will include three of these images) download card to high-quality.wav finish 160g black vinyl 3mm jacket, reverse board finish.rising melbourne-based producer thrupence releases his latest creative piece, ideas of aesthesis, featuring track rinse repeat, guest feature from wafia and his brother edward vanzet
the search from collocutor, the band’s second lp, is the story of a journey, from disillusionment to new beginnings, alienation to belonging, darkness to hope. it is a journey that can be interpreted as spiritual, emotional or physical/geographical, depending on the listener’s own experiences. tamar osborn, the band leader and composer says: “this wasn’t planned as a ‘concept’ album, but as the four main compositions developed they and their titles fell into a natural narrative order and the theme of the album became apparent. the three improvised conversations were an opportunity to explore musically the meaning of ‘collocutor’ - a person taking part in a conversation - and how this applies to performance, and also to expand the textural range of the ensemble by dividing it into smaller groupings and freeing the musicians from structured composition.”
roots reggae star barry brown has a readily identifiable vocal style that has long made him among the most preferred of many roots reggae fans. drawing largely from the blueprint provided by horace andy, but changing that into something all his own through a unique form of vocal phrasing, interspersed with ad-hoc slurs, brown was initially discovered through the many amateur talent contests that fringed his west kingston ghetto neighbourhood during the early 1970s, he was also making an impact at the same time by performing live on local sound systems. several different producers have claimed to have been the first to record him, but it is undeniable that brown had strong links with sugar minott’s black roots collective, and some of brown’s very first recordings were released by sugar, both in jamaica and overseas. the exceptionally rare album i’m still waiting was released in 1983 by rocktone international, a spin-off of sugar’s black roots outfit, based in queens, new york, with a further branch in toronto (which reportedly closed just prior to the album’s release). as noted on the original sleeve, the musicians featured on the disc include ‘milo t, snappin, badness, flowers, and drummie from high times,’ while mr brown is on fine form throughout. reissued on lp and cd, on cd for the first time ever!
the fourth instalment in our pop ambient album series after stellar full-lengths from leandro fresco, thore pfeiffer and jens-uwe beyer. a journey through vast aural landscapes with an intricately woven tapestry of swelling string drones, shimmering pedal steel and minimalist piano motives. lp edition pressed on 180gr audiophile vinyl, including a download code for the entire album
mosdeep is back with a fascinating four track ep, the tales of part 1, that veers from slow and beatless to fast and energetic. it comes from r-a-g and is a soundtrack to a distant world with corrugated drums, free flowing synths and lots of mysterious forces at work. pressing on translucent purple coloured & marbled vinyl.
mosdeep is back with a fascinating four track ep, the tales of part 1, that veers from slow and beatless to fast and energetic. it comes from r-a-g and is a soundtrack to a distant world with corrugated drums, free flowing synths and lots of mysterious forces at work. pressing on black vinyl.
cristian vogel is a long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic music. spanning over two decades at the vanguard of european electronic music, his work has been acknowledged as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition for stage, club culture and studio. this is the first vinyl release of material from the archive remasters project. the project was successfully crowd-funded in december 2014 which enabled the establishment of edition cristian vogel, an edition handling the restoration and remastering of a large part of cristian vogels hard-to-find and unreleased productions dating back to the early 90s. the 1994 ep features a beefed-up remastering of the classic time originally released on his 1995 album absolute time on tresor. you will also find a rare proto-minimal track from the vinyl only artist in charge of expert systems ep originally released on mosquito records. scorpio and alien conversation are taken from his debut album originally released on mille plateaux in 1994. all tracks were remastered and cut from original dat tapes in february 2015 by manmademastering
violet poison is the dark, enigmatic and esoteric side-project of francesco baudazzi, already known as obtane, co-owner with giorgio gigli of the defunct techno label zooloft. the new project is focused on analogue proto-techno with influences from 70s italian progressive bands like goblin or ost composers like fabio frizzi and earlier downwards records from 1994-1995.
super elegant 4 tracker ep bringing together detroit influences and 90s raw minimal with a dubby edge by up and coming artists pablo tarno & anthony constands.. included tolga fidan epic house remix. a little gem marking release number 20 of serialism catalog.
mgun is the pseudonym of rising detroit star manuel gonzales. since collaborating with kyle hall as nsnt prjct in 2010, gonzales has developed a uniquely lo-fi sound all of his own, a sound first showcased on his debut solo release which appeared in 2012 on the wild oats imprint. his first release for don’t be afraid will hit stores in october 2012 and is bound to spin heads, demonstrating as it does his particular avant garde take on modern techno, not least the game changing ‘gas chamber’ cut which, at 138 bpm, sounds as at home in bow e3 london as it does in his native detroit.
crocodiles have existed in various incarnations since 2008, evolving from the original core of brandon welchez and charles rowell into the five-piece we see today. with two previous albums, 2009s summer of hate and 2010s sleep forever, the band garnered righteous praise for their intoxicating blend of scuzzy, surfy, lo-fi noise pop and their thrilling live shows.
12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve, including code for free mp3-download of the album.
sue zukis inaugural recorded document the we are all very anxious tape is in our opinion one of the most innovative audio expeditions that has resonated with us. boldly defying and deconstructing conventional genre tropes we arent being bias by saying that either. this is a genuinely sincere perspective. the key to sue zukis music is her vocals where she misanthropically preaches the records themes of psychological alienation and despair, trapped within an augmented virtual reality. whilst trapped and unable to properly function inside this distorted simulation there are the bewildering sounds of a thousand voices and every conversation unhealthily looping inside yourre mind, through the echo chamber. manifesting into a bleak neurotic obsession and feelings of inadequacy, a desperate plea, blinded and fatigued by the unnerving glare of the computer screen, processing too much information and not knowing if the human interactions youre experiencing are genuine or artificial.
the fourth instalment in our pop ambient album series after stellar full-lengths from leandro fresco, thore pfeiffer and jens-uwe beyer - a journey through vast aural landscapes with an intricately woven tapestry of swelling string drones, shimmering pedal steel and minimalist piano motives
sometimes you have to look backwards to move forwards. in the case of maceo plexs dj kicks mix, its case of looking back with a different perspective. while maceo plexs mix is composed mainly of records that are up to 20 years old, its the tone of those records that is important. eric estornel, to use plexs real name, has certainly come up with a forward-thing set that doesnt sound like much else out there.
dennis coffey war der gitarrist von marvin gaye, the temptation und edwin starr hat nun sein eigenes album mit gästen wie mayer harthorne, lisa kekaula von the bellrays, fanny franklin von orgone und mick collins von the dirtbombs
the idea of remaking the rat packs infamous shaggy-dog story cum vegas heist thriller may have seemed ludicrous without a rat pack. but that didn t deter ever-inventive director steven soderbergh, who s again wisely teamed up with not only out of sight star george clooney but also that underrated project s irish-born club mixer turned scorer david holmes. the resulting soundtrack is a spunky, cross-cultural joyride that careens from perry como s -papa loves mambo- to the loopy hip-hop of handsome boy modeling schools -the projects-, while paying some gratifying visits to percy faith, arthur lyman, quincy jones, the terminally cool claude debussy and, of course, king elvis along the way. holmes own concoctions are as smartly retro-hip and seamless, slyly intertwining cool jazz-funk and smoky cine-muzak with some dance-floor grooves that keep the musical tension boiling. the sharp dialogue snippets that bubble throughout seem a quirky throwback to soundtracks gone by, a sometimes oversized olive in holmes inviting musical cocktail.