dutchman william caycedo graces adult only with his presence, as the label hits its 49th release. one of the newest members of the slapfunk family from the netherlands, william is young, hungry and talented - bringing that fresh energy to adult only with aplomb.
for the 5th release of deep minimal label adult only shape, sub division of adult only records, roumanian funk e and his germain conspirator ogeid bring us a fresh energy which is fusion of sequences and space sound.
on side a, a characteristic track of funk e and ogeid in search of the miraculous with synthesizer and piano in the shuffled house beat, we can also feel a funk in the bass, a magic pad leads them all.
b1 law of octave recalls us good old trax records accompanied by a simple rhythm which is effective..
the ep ends with road of purpose, which has massive techno influence with splash of synthesizer and endless modular sound. a long journey no trap. three sublimes cuts you can’t miss
coming next from adult only: the repress of one of the most sought-after 12s from the label back catalogue. ao19: “formula express – main course” was originally released in 2002 and featured guillaume la tortue, jef k and chris carrier.
this is actually some of the last records ever produced by the mysterious guillaume la tortue, one of the pioneer of electronic music in france, who’s quoted by laurent garnier in his infamous “electrochoc” book as one of his main influence back in the days.
the record opens on the “main course”: a classic tech-house number with a beautiful 909 beat and a tasteful use of various samples and fx all through the track. the funky vocals still sound fresh today but the secret here (as often with chris carrier’s related work) is the groove – the kind of groove that reminds you summer days in the park while the strong bass-line announces already the next track.
on the flip, “starter” stands out as the perfect dancefloor killer with an infernal groove and a real fat analog bass-line that will keep you moving whether you want it or not. add just a few crispy tribal percussions on a classic raw 909 beat and you got the simplest and dubbiest song of the record but also the most efficient dancefloorwise.
the last cut, “apple pie”, might be the deepest of them all. spacy melodies and trippy vocals in the background make you first feel like you’re chillin on some extraterrestrial beach far away from earth. it starts as a nice breakbeat building the atmosphere before slowly evolving into a more 4-4esque tech-house with the bass coming in only after a couple of minutes. even if the sound was resolutely analogic, the whole ep is extremely well produced with a special care for details. at many levels this three-track ep is a landmark in the label history.
time for repress.
following on from his debut with adult only last year, pierre codarin returns with the ‘blue planet’ ep, a three track collection of analogue funk cooked up fresh in his laboratory. pierre run his own self-titled label and has been pushing his own brand of detroit and uk-influenced techno for several years now, earning himself a strong rep on the underground. with his return to adult only he brings a deep, yet groovy and rich sound to the label and we’re pleased to have him back.
adult only 47 has arrived with pierre codarin dropping some funk on 3 originals alongside a remix from dan ghenacia and chris carrier.........a1 telefunk kicks off things and rolls with a wonky filtered drum pattern picking up a real swung groove before a subtle vocal is then joined by a bass line can only be described as something from a late night jazz workout in the deepest darkest realms of the parisian capitol...detroit style pads and intricate keys keep this groove interesting through out the track pushing it forward more and more with sweet drum edits and skips that are all to known from pierre. a2 morning eyes twists things up with trippy spacey pads and a very nice 303 sitting low in the mix. driving drums make this track work well as it draws to a stripped back moment where the 303 really comes through and does its thing. this really is 6 minutes of a funk fueled adult only workout!b1 telefunk remix dan ghenacia and chris carrier dan and chris bring their twist on pierre s telefunk coming through with a very interesting take on things producing a very tight rework........... b2 evening juice grooves along with a nice warped synth stabs, a bass line that throws it self around the room, the drum pattern keeps things energetic through out alongside a faintly obscure vocal fitting well in the track, evening juice brings the soul and finishes the ep nicely making this overall a very solid package from pierre.
incoming! adult only 46 is here and it’s another biggie. chris carrier’s trusty label always delivers the funk and this release is no exception. featuring rhythm&soul plus russian newcomers belogurov and orbit and the bossman carrier himself, it’s comprised four tracks, all with their own unique groove and atmosphere – perfect for anyone who loves deep rhythmic house music with hypnotic sensibilities. rhythm&soul takes one side of the record, the first of his tracks ‘take off’ comes in with sturdy beats pushes things along at a steady pace. his use of ‘live’ sounding percussion is evident throughout, working perfectly alongside a captivating double bass keeping things moving. if you manage to stay still while this is playing then there’s something wrong with you, utterly irresistible. the second track from the madrid-based producer is another upbeat joint. the deep bassline bounces up and down while razor sharp hats slice and dice their way through the lower end. as with most of rhythm&soul’s work, there are lots of nuances and details peppering the track, keeping it interesting from start to finish. on the flip side we have the russian boys belogurov and orbit, who deliver eight minutes of pleasure with ‘jysk’. smooth cosmic grooves rise up off this steaming hot, sensual cut. a naughty allure emanates from this track as it moves forward, subtle pads swirling in the background to suck you in and keep you locked to the groove. and to round things off, chris carrier delivers a typically eccentric roll out. subtle beats are placed over an analogue low end together with a selection of strange sounds direct from carrier’s well-equipped lab. variations in the rhythm and texture keep this one interesting all the way until the end.and there it is, another hot one from the adult only camp… strictly for over 18s!
chris carrier’s brings us the latest installment from his ever-trusty adult only label, with a firecracker from julian alexander, a rudeboy from holland, utrecht to be precise. julian’s close ties with slapfunk records, the label that released carrier’s most recent artist album, make him the perfect candidate to captain this new release, which is full of murky grooves and simmering energy. across three tracks julian brings encapsulates that adult only flavour, kicking off with ‘butress roots’ a bass-heavy roller with an eerie overtone and a minimal make-up – watch out for the extended breakdown, it will send shivers down your spine. up after that we have ‘xy’ a more up-tempo, bouncing, dance floor destroyer. major vibes on this one. on the flip ‘point of view’ brings the energy down again, with a steady flow, and a slow-building pads together with an indecipherable female vocal clip that adds to the captivating atmosphere. carrier steps in to remix ‘point of view, closing out the ep with a punchy demonstration of his production prowess. raw.
two paris legends reunite for the latest outing on the always fresh adult only label. owner chris carrier links up with his old pal dan ghenacia for this three-track ep, which includes a remix from german talent, diego krause. chris and dan last got together for adult only back in 2007, with their ‘tumble blur’ ep and they recently hit the studio together again to roll out two super dope slices of heads-down dance floor funk. as you might expect from two highly experienced veterans, the tracks on offer are both crisp, epitomising that classic house flow with a sprinkling of contemporary flavour. the 2nd degree bounces, whirrs and chirps all over the place while the 4x4 beat keeps the energy levels high. just a sin is a more serious cut, with a solemn presence and stuttered beats together with a hushed vocals giving it a mysterious feel. unison wax bossman diego krause powers up just a sin with his remix, putting a firm emphasis on the bassline, which is strong, murky and unrelenting. a deep, dark slice of groovy house for the after-hours crew
continuing to push that deep, raw house sound chris carrier s adult only label presents a brand new ep from slapfunk affiliate and all round funkateer, larry de kat. larry keeps the grooves rolling in his native holland, where he has close ties with the much respected slapfunk records, along with good friend anil aras. his back catalogue includes another french connection, with the young masters at lazare hoche records. this time he links up with prolific producer chris carrier to give adult only a taste of his funky medicine.
on side a we have ‘diks on gruds’, a gruff dance floor banger with a deadly bassline and ultra crisp hats, which inject a solid energy from start to finish. on the flip another french hero, phil weeks, add his stomping chicago flavour into the mix reworking the track with panache. a is ‘noodlez’, a quirky joint composed of odd sounds wriggling and whirring above a slinky bassline counterposed with choppy percussion. finally, the ep closes out with ‘um?’, a sombre affair which pumps and purrs with minimal composition – subtle effects in the arrangement bounce around the beats, while a mysterious voice creeps in and out of the background. sublime ...
adult only shape is back with an intriguing collaboration, between the mysterious frenchie monsieur georget and young parisian talent le loup. a combination of the old skool with the new skool, the sounds are just that. each take a pounding bass and a solid minimal-tech stance and layer their character on top. a1 is scattered with futuristic bleeps and computerised murmurs, interspersed with reminiscing vocals, while a2 is the most raw in nature, with a tough techno feel until the smooth overtones set in and a feeling of euphoria takes over. but some may say b1 is say arguably the standout track, for its intoxicating vocal and irresistible underlying swing and groove.
limited 2014 repress
brand new sub-label of the long-standing and highly respected adult only imprint from chris carrier. the first release comes from romania dj/producer funk e, who made his name as resident of the musically forward-thinking ibiza party zoo project, and has released on names as big as raum and desolat. the 2-track package is made with the dancefloor in mind, pumping tech-house that feels nicely minimal, with plenty of drive and bassline.
mysterious man that is monsieur georget… fresh off the back of an admirable ep on sammy dee s cult imprint ultrastretch, he returns with a freaky francais offering for adult only shape. minimalist in its nature yet meaty in its stature, the 3-track package features glitches, scratches and vocal murmurs, varying from the effortlessly sexy >en voiture simone< and highly-addictive >viens fifine<, to the driving tribal beat of > georget au piquet<. adult only shape is the new sub-label of chris carriers adult only, the prolific imprint that has been releasing the best in quality house since 2000. adult only shape brings a more techno-orientated flavour in vinyl-only format , with eps so far from funk e and marcman.
rising up to take his place as king of the underground, dj w!ld, one of the key residents at circo loco, delivers a killer ep for adult only thats bursting with raw layers of funk and pure jacking beats and perfectly captures the infectious sound he is renowned for. title track >lost on 14th< evolves from the raw bass beat through chugging percussive grooves and the clipped funk guitar riff. enter the provocative rhetoric of kris b, with old school house organ, and the ghetto, freaky vibe is complete. jamie jones brings his hot future funk to the b-side remix of >lost on 14th< by wrapping the manipulated >nasty girl< vocal around the central moody bassline whilst lending his signature oscillating synths and upping the sex appeal. launching into a wail of sirens, its clear that >born to be black< is about to get rowdy. a true club weapon, its all-encompassing bass and kick drum and firey female voice is enough to wreak havoc on any dancefloor
adult only presents their last series of remixes originally from the catwash album, to be released at the beginning of 2010. a1 : the full side is an energetic remix of >groovabilisme< by dutch producer kabale und liebe (100 % pure, area remote). he displays his hypnotic groove in this bouncy track b1 : >lost in bucarest< remix by william kouam djoko (thirty one twenty) , who released a track on tobi neumann & onur ozers mix green & blue 2009 (cocoon) and boris werner (area remote, moon harbor). here is a sunny and tribal remix made by two of the newest talents from amsterdam. b2 > lost in bucarest< national jacking remix by phil weeks, the boss of french label robsoul. constant pressure and slightly euphoric feeling on this techy track.
aduly only 36 introduces yakine on a + b with a julien chaptal remix. drop it - a jackin, upbeat house cut with lots of bounce to the ounce. solid groovy swing, thick bassline, and some bboy vox stabs for some in yo face hits. nice and tracky, take it to for a lengthy mix in or out, its a pick up. stickney - punchy and tracky with a tight roll for a smooth, jazzier drop stickney is asking for a prime time spot in the set. splashed with a little chi filter, the bassline roll brings the kicker. hot track with smoldering style. julien chaptal remix has a pop-lockin house feel to it with its sliced and diced elements, this is a tight jam. sweet build for a stack full of speakers, could be dirty or classy, either or this tracks works a sweaty floor.
adult only is back for a deep house release with lots of chicago house inflections and three unique cuts, all shaped differently for the players choice. blue brunch by catwash is a floor knocking club jam, powerful and atmospheric, the elements arestrategically placed and prepped for the full vocal hook thats followed by a really cool airy drop out, leaving the dancer ready for more. excellent concept, delivered with brilliance. seth troxler remix has a classic fliter disco inflection loved from globals players straight out of chicagos most renowed sound. broken down with a guitar bass wind down in the middle, he dubs the vox for more classic arrnagements inside the already wound up groove. fabio giannelli & mirco violi - blues brunch remix is accented on the vocal hook, used as a nagging hook set along a solid tribal rhythm that really gives the jazzy vocal style a fresh step for originality.
played by villalobos & raresh !! what a way to start off 2009, a very strong ep delivered from catwash aka chris carrier & dj w!ld with remix from lemos & kreon. groovabilisme (original) hits with its’ crafty tech-house stomp, killer kick, and fun tribal groove. a very interesting concept on this production, as the deep grounding rhythm is super floor filling, yet the space between gives it the perfect air for the huge sub that just rolls this cut to the top of the charts. a sure shot for all players. kreon’s mix stylizes with more jack then jack himself. his vox arrangements give his cut a pop, lock, and rock it knack for the true school dancer. this remix takes any spot in a set, it’s got the capability to kick it big or be slow & deep, depending on how a player wishes to pitch it- a brilliant & effective production. lemos rocks the bells a for main lead rhythm, an excellent perspective to make for a clever & diversity ep. his mix creates a driving hypnotic bender with enough thump & smack to keep the bells intact and still lead the floor into a seductive sound scape of a moving utopia.
an ep the compliments the finer house elements, each cut displaying separate elements that serves it up for house essential mix grooves. a1, state and griswold is funky with a jazzy vibe that expresses a smooth vibe that’s complimented with soul. the elements pair up for a jamming instrumental accented with detroit style keys, kris wadsworth shows his home-style techniques with class for >state and griswold<. b1, keep pushin track, turns out with a squared bass line, coupled with the chords, and some fx that walks this cut to a swingy deep house groove. b2, keep pushin remix by chris carrier hits with a quick released thick beat, that pumps the original jam into a smooth tone of deep chords that slowly warp out with a kind dissonance towards the break down. programmed tracky, the original is pushy enough to keep the floor consistently on the move
supported by hiles smith, jamie jones and jimpster !! an ep with expressions of funk, latin, deep house, and techno-all created by chris carrier, a producer who continues to push the envelope of sound which delightfully opens the dancers world up to wonderful surprises!
adult only celebrates on the 30 mark with dan ghenacia & chris carrier delivering an ep with finest deep groovin tech trax. great feedback by anthony collins, butane, chloe, djulz, james flavour, sebo k, toni rios, tommy four seven and xpansul
after two recent releases on robsoul and brique rouge, here is the much respected french producer chris carrier´s last ep, >new phase< on his own label adult only !! powerfull three track ep made for sweaty dancfloors
adult only 26, produced by chris carrier. he offers a 3-track ep of complete and eccentric techhouse jack. we find chicago grove on kung fu grip, mixed with distorted techno sounds, followed by flammable lips, a little more minimal with a sensual spanish voice. the last track, sure shot is a tribal dub, already supported by phil weeks and mark farina
>method to madness< kicks like a mule from second one with oldschool handclapping beats and rattling percussion and when those strings set in, the sensitive ones should better protect their behind, cause they announce the sledgehammer bassline - and all this is only the beginning of a crazy, twisting and turning wildpitch ride. for >paddy system< chris carrier is on the controls solo and will have you shake your money maker with a slightly latinesque b-boy style beat - somethin that you might expect from kenny dope - but then adds a these chugging, whipping synth chords for a good tech-house spank