for their seventh issue, adams bite have tapped italian dj and producer, christopher ledger. his work has steadily risen to the top over the past five or six years, honing in on a reduced style favoured by intimate dancefloors throughout europe. for his most recent output, ledger draws upon more muscular, more urgent matter altogether. his encyclopedic knowledge of dance musics hidden corners reverberates strongly within these five tracks. find echoes of the fledgling roman rave scene in its heavy drumwork, whilst the trance-infused synths recall the hazy glory days of mid-nineties elba. all touched up and bound together by a thoroughly modern approach to sound design and floor awareness. ledger carries his italian heritage on his sleeve, and although many of the calling cards might appear obscured to the uninitiated, those familiar with his craft will find more to love with every rotation. pass this gate and discover the depth at your own risk.
BLACK SWAN EP (180G)
cristi cons lands with his debut on adams bite, serving up two pristine cuts of electronic wizardry. the label has previously meddled in strong 90ies aesthetics, delivering starry-eyed homages to days long gone. with the eternal wunderkind at the controls, things get kicked up another notch: following efforts from his peers, he is unearthing, deconstructing, and reassembling some of frankfurts halcyon days most essential sonics. drop the needle on the a side to access >black swan<, a contemporary house burner perfectly imagining the early trance experiments heard in the dark womb of dance music history. sprawling across the flipside, >ahead of the curve< finds cristi cons exploring the psychedelic side of this sound, revealing delicate details to lose your mind in and a playful bassline keeping bodies earthbound and flowing. zipping and zapping from goa to mainlandia via bucharest, there is plenty to fall in love with here. over and over again.
JILES EP (180G)
csr7000 delivers an ep bristling with energy, perfectly geared for the intercontinental range. the aptly titled „miles i” starts things off with a nod to one of the greats, preparing listeners comfortably to access their third zone. this journey clocks in at 10 minutes – luscious melodies and full endurance groove included. on the flip side, things get a bit trancier still. „jimi i” introduces intricate melodies to realign mind and spirit, with all the dynamic range to support the experience. „miles ii” ends the project on a jazzy tip, pleasurable for the sample-spotters and dancers alike. intricate drumwork harks back to the glory days of b-boy house and provides the perfect backdrop to this soothing trip. to enjoy while it lasts.
DEEP VALLEY (180G)
martinesque is back on home turf! following up from last years effort, >profound< doubles down on the psychedelic qualities. geared towards the early hours, he s served up three cuts of intimate ritual music. take the title track: during its 8 minute runtime, we are led down the rabbit hole of progressive house music. it is a modern take on the format, full of disorientating spatial modulation, brooding texture, and the emotional depth we ve come to expect from the artist. the b-side further illuminates this path. >watercourse< introduces a playful twitch to the palette, full of life-affirming echoes and melodies. rounding things off is the deepest track of the lot: >blackbird< features effective call-and-response vocals, continuously intertwining with its gently tripping bassline. a meticulously assembled package, this record sees martinesque deliver his most playful outing yet.
BEYOND THE GATES, THEY WERE FREE EP (180G)
dancefloor shaman barac joins the ranks of our label. his signature sound has accompanied us on countless night-time adventures already, providing a unique space of mind to lose ourselves in. here, we are treated to three slowly unfurling pieces, each approaching the mental plane on its own terms. >beyond the gates, they were free< spreads over the full a-side. drop the needle for a playful affair, with lush modulations calling back to the glory days of goa trance. it is a mesmerising track, geared towards renewing the heady communal experiences we have come to miss. the flip side takes us further still, with two stripped-back and deeply dubbed workouts: >i shall not be taken< homes in on baracs inimitable sonicalia, seamlessly fusing the psychedelic with the sublime. >the fall of man< closes things out in fine style, as a sidewinding drum circle entrenches itself into our minds with each rotation. not to be taken lightly, this one.
PARADIGM EP (180G)
limited repress! on the first outing of adam’s bite, head honcho martinesque serves up three slices of tripping techno geared for the small hours of the night.
DIPLO EP (180G)
the third entry into our catalogue is provided by our very dear traumer. the frenchman has proven himself a true force in the electronic music community, seamlessly weaving his distinct sonic designs into memorable, ageless rhythms. his latest offering follows a prolific run of singleminded records, each one further developing on the minimal house theme he is laid out for himself. this ep features a condensation of those findings. starting things off with >diplo<, a lean groove working the very long hours, we are introduced to a fresh set of tracks balancing the serviceable with the elusive. with its loose arrangement of organic sounds and a hazy feel, >douce< is tripped house mix makes good on its promise. find the deeper rotations on the flipside, where >prima< and «plastica» both explore the heady mindset to their fullest. nerve tingling goodness for intimate listening experiences.
TRUTH ONLY EXISTS IN PARADISE (3X12INCH / STANDARD COVER)
triple header by mr ion ludiwg ! versand erfolgt coronabedingt verzögert in 12/20, genaues lieferdatum folgt / massive delay due corona, exact date following soon
TRUTH ONLY EXISTS IN PARADISE (3X12INCH / GATEFOLD)
triple header by mr ion ludiwg ! ltd edition ! versand erfolgt coronabedingt verzögert in 12/20, genaues lieferdatum folgt / massive delay due corona, exact date following soon