after seeing the banging >red hot< - her first released production - become the all-favorite track on airdrops extraction us compilation, it is a natural step for connie to slip once again into her constar outfit, and release this time her first record, the sunset tribe ep. here, constar does what she does best, take her clan on a ride through different skylines, from the shores of bali in indonesia to the chinese inland mountains. indeed, in sunset tribe the careful listener will hear parts of a kecak ceremony - pronounced keh-chahk , also known as the ramayana monkey chant - a form of balinese musical drama, that roots in a traditional trance-inducing exorcism dance. a piece usually performed by a circle of hundreds of men percussively chanting cak while throwing up their arms, depicting a battle between the monkey vanara and the evil king ravana...
phoenixxx strikes the cord! using elements and melodies of traditional chinese instruments, the pipa, guzheng and erhu, constar takes our journey even further east. allying a bumpy and light-hearted groove to the depth and gravity of the instruments used, constar also offers an exploration into her balanced mind and soul. bringing the witchcraft even further, who better than the craziest wizard-duo electronic music has ever come across, voodeux! celebrating the release of their debut album on mothership, voodeux - aka tanner ross and james watts - create their very own blend of magic potion that no spirit - good or bad - could resist. simply spellbinding and savage, voodeux know the cerebrums fluids inside out, and will work them through their supernatural enchantments!
the novasor ep is already andres zaccos fourth appearance on airdrop records and boy are we proud to bring you a record we hold so dear in our hearts. curated with uttermost care, here are three numbers in pure zacco tradition. produced during different times over the last eighteen months, the novasor ep is perfectly representative of zaccos unique sound, transcending the borders between house and techno, blending the genres into one whole.
it came as a great surprise when nail accepted to press on vinyl the 2011 produced bpms vol.1 he had so far only released through his own website. nail has been one of our favorite producers for quite some time now and his relentless beats always part of our selections.
funkalicious james is one half of disco-house super-duo childhood 87, along with his old pal le loup. their >caught up< edit on airdrops aux-rec imprint back in january 2010 got some mouths talking and feet sliding. funkalicious james is now back with his debut solo ep and airdrop is really glad to bring it to you on vinyl today. the parisian born producer prepared two explosive cuts for his a-side, starting things mellow with >call on groove< and speeding it up a notch on >broken hips<. on the flip, douze -- another young parisian producer who appeared on the last hold youth record by seuil and le loup -- brings back a certain touch of french filtering, in the classiest manner. finally, it didnt take us much time to figure out who would be the most appropriate airdrop trooper to round this record off… john spring signs the deal, with a feverish version
over two years ago already, we were announcing andres zaccos first ep on airdrop. the >seated hopping ep< had been sent to us by andres best friend, none other than el senor franco cinelli. needless to say, we fell in love with the subtlety of his music. fast forward until today and be prepared to be blown away by how much zaccos musical refinement has developed. swayzaks brun listened to the first sketches of this ep and immediately decided to give a go to the main track. the result is a conceptual treatment that reflects the advanced maturity of the swayzak sound, deep inspiration to most, if not all.
johannes mai, the rostock born, crazy drummachine user is back under his john spring attire for a gritty floor sweepin three piece ep on airdrop records. it is with great pleasure that we announce this benzo ep, for airdrops magical number ad 018. the record opens with >playing no more games<, with its old school samples and structure, already set to make some serious floor damage. the title track, >benzo< brings things down a notch, featuring heavy filters and hat action. hands down, >drummachines< and its libidinous basslines win the grit-cup!
leonel castillo is undoubtedly argentinas most gifted producer. while his releases remain extremely rare, his daily creations keep adding and adding onto the thousands of tracks he produced over the past 20 years. on this very special artist ep - leonel castillo, the great engineer, sets some intricate and complex rhythmics in motion, forging el salon de los espejos into a highly feverish hotbox of a record. get this right: no other man can develop such elaborate and throbbing patterns as he does. from his lucious grooves featured on sushitech, to the stripped aesthetics as heard on illian tape or even the dubby techno textures from his record last year on greener - needless to say, leonel covers a wide and complete musical range.
on the occasion of martin eyerers north-american debut, airdrop comes up with in my house, a blockbuster of a track like only this one man can craft. literally showing the rest of the world how he gets it done in his house, or studio rather, martin blends house vox and chords with his signature technique and groove. maetrik pushes the staggering effect even further with a remix that will stay carved in dancefloor history! also on the record is nycs crazy larry, bringing his very personal analog interpretation to the in my house theme. with a new vinyl coming out on hallucination ltd, threes label, and new glacier productions - with partner pier bucci - profiling on the horizon, larry is the man of the situation! two bonus versions come rounding off a full package. punisher, detroits princess delivers a roaring remix using all of martins elements, processing them through her crazy machines and adding up her raging touch. finally, bostons techno vet, mr. pat fontes brings his famed shuffles into the game.
coming straight from the innermost creative vision and craftsmanship of airdrops cherished andres zacco is this delectable record, designed with dexterous techniques and impeccable taste. this is already andrés second record on airdrop, after his >seated hopping ep<, released in april 2009, that had received outstanding reviews in the european trendsetting press including de:bug (ger), trax (fr) and groove (ger).
after releasing milestone eps between 2007 and 2008 on pheeks archipel imprint, immigrant and their home label, cynosure, the uruguayan duo monoblock completed a great 2009. inaugurating the spanish une label during the summer with their introduktion ep, monoblock also released intensiones, their third record on mike shannons cynosure. recent berlin implants, by way of valencia, monoblock start off 2010 right with a superbly executed whole artist ep on airdrop records. bringing together three tracks of very different moods, the shouting nonsense ep reflects the richness and diversity of electronic concepts covered by monoblock. going from the most rousing and bouncey tech house in shouting nonsense to the more stripped environment of cienpies and passing through the use of live instruments in calid.
this time around, its with his favourite housemate and sidekick - sergio santos - that tanner ross teams up. the duo creates two eye-opening tracks, that leave the expert-listener in fascination. dont be scared for not being able to identify this to any previous style...
the process of artistic creation is fundamentally determined by the environment of the artist. some cities and geographical locations are synonymous with the artistic techniques and crafts in which their populations became specialized. the muted and subtle sunsets of monets paintings are nothing else but a truthful interpretation of the actual nuances of a parisian twilight - along with a great dose of the artistic wizardry.
these cities and their artistic communities, are the legendary ones that remain in history. defending a fantastic track record in electronic music throughout recent times, rosario - the capital city of the santa fe province in argentina - is one of these places.
franco cinelli, nico purman, andres zacco and jorge savoretti are the leading figures who have, over the last decade, turned rosario into the great sound lab that it is. while developing their own sound and story individually, these boys never forget about their common origin, and the vibe that truly unites them together. on this occasion, they all come around remixing their young friend capes >le post< ep.
this record is pure mother of pearl. it is a tribute to rosario and its prolific actors.
this record is just so wooow it hurts to close the gap. it s like it says on the tin of cliches: >the definition< is giving you a concise description of where soul clap, the humorous boston-based house duo, is heading. well, not quite: more where they have arrived, actually. they have found their style. eleven out of ten! this is light years away from the sick >puppy crack< anthem that left you with wobbly legs. get ready to be completely overwhelmed as the sassy producers beamed themselves into futuristic groove heavens while staying firmly grounded on the proto 90s floor. right on!
the soul clap boys from boston who come up with the next airdrop outing, outdoing themselves every single time. it’s becoming increasingly hard to hammer them down to a certain sound or aesthetic as their thirst for innovation is just unquenchable! >puppy crack< is a potent dance drug and should immediately be banned to avoid further brain damage. dripping into your drainage like some highly potent acid, the track breaks down into the wonkiest mayhem that clubbers ears have heard in a long time!for those who like it darker, the ragged >beat the puppy< tool is the one! not beating around the bush but rather beating the poor squelching animal, the track rages subliminally, gripping tight around the neck with a metallic beat that should have any old party dog wagging its tail rhythmically while the voice filters in causing uproar with its build-up.call in the ambulance and hope the doctor saving you when your overdose is mikael stavöstrand: he is just such a fine balancer and knows how to dose right: >puppy crack< becomes a deep entrancing affair with squelching noises and hypnotic synths that underline squeaking and clicking effects. slowly the whole affair culminates in an evil addiction you did not even notice you developed!
rooted deep in a high-rising part of buenos aires, retiro, and in his temporary home of choice, berlin, two of the craziest and most vibrant music cities, dilo is known for his eclectic and exquisite taste in audio. his productions that sound like crystalline experimental upbeat hophop techno drones with a loopy undertone of clicky random shuffle murkiness are, quite simply put, some of the most marvelous releases around
quaaaaaaaaaaaack…!!! the second vinyl release for the young, nyc/-buenos aires-based label airdrop records, soulclaps >die ente<, comes after a coveted >the giraffe< by the very same artists. nowhere near shifting down a gear or two, the dynamic duo, consisting of the two team players elyte and cnyce, has us sweating and screaming animal names -- again!!! >die ente< simply wipes the floor, true airdrop styleeee. the original mix is already being rinsed out by the likes of italoboyz and getting the crowds whipped up in frenzy. the release also features a remix by tanner ross aka marcel wave aka voodeux coming straight out of hell. rumors have it that claude von stroke showed a lot of interest in it. officially, he says >i like it< and is playing it.
extraction is a compilation series that travels the world to showcase emerging and already established electronic music artists. each compilation provides a platform for a different region to unite music and scene, which allows the artists to grow together as part of the international electronic music community.