BE YOURSELF EP
APPAREL MUSIC B-DAY 6
originally founded by kisk back in 2009 apparel music set out to offer something truly singular in focusing their musical output predominately on jazz whilst venturing into its integration across the landscape of electronic music at the time.with a zealous release schedule, they racked up a healthy collection of eps between 2010-2015 from artists such as delano smith, scsi-9, sarp yilmaz and the label owner himself amongst many others. now after a year-long hiatus, the label makes a return with a slick 4-track va that fans both old and new will relish. strictly limited to a pressing of 200 on 180 grams of wax, their re-launch brings with it a jazz-suffused 4-track record featuring voyeur, ivano tetelepta & eugeÌne latumeten, kisk and kerem akdag. voyeurs swinging for theo kicks things off with organic, brushed drums and a walking bass line set off to a tight, swaying rhythm. glassy rhodes keys bleed into the mix ahead of piano stabs and 909 hats that propel progress when combined with a thickened low-end. ivano tetelepta & eugeine latumeten follow up with je suis reconnaissant a bass-heavy groove that lays soulful vocal samples over filtered piano chords and loose-limbed hat patterns. kisks just u then drives a crackly drum loop through distant, flexing synth tones. arresting vocal samples then take the foreground in a rich, smokey mix before istanbuls kerem akdags closes up the package. akin to the styles of producers such as henry wu and max graef, akdags friend melds playful drum patterns with thick chord stabs and smooth vocal lines that wrap up a stellar return for apparel music.
SMOOTH TALK EP (SAINE REMIX)
next up in the apparel music limited series is loure with a 4 track ep which also includes a remix by saine. the name of this work by the aussie is smooth talk and it contains all the stylistic elements that make the melbournian one of the most talented in the scene at the moment. the ep kicks off with the title track which can be certified as a dancefloor banger with its solid rhythmics and the smooth synths playing along with a hint of acid keeps going with mutual motion which gives a display of what this guy can do in terms of creating spacey deep harmonies, such a groovy way to lower the tones before the remix of the 1st track smooth talk. saine here puts his signature once again with another banging tune crafted on loure sounds, adding his touch with deep percussions, a substantial compact beat with a bass-line that will get you carried away. the closing track is the right decompression after a journey through sounds: rolling snares, vocal samples chasing each other and a happy touch to finish in style.
SINCE YOU VE BEEN GONE AWAY (LTD LP)
limited to 50 copies. beautiful crafted artwork 1lp (mini lp)
FRIENDS EP (ANTON KUBIKOV REMIX)
apparel music pushes forward with a four track single from label-founder kisk. the italian producer teams up with some associates of the imprint on a couple of the featured cuts, while anton kubikov reworks the title track to shape up the *friends* ep.
modern hypnotic techhouse groover
THE ATTITUDE EP
londons apparel music returns with a very special limited edition vinyl release featuring music from ivan tetelepta & roger gerressen and emerson todd... the apparel music label has always had its roots embedded in the creative and avante garde end of electronic music, from its unique packaging, to its leftfield jazz orientated house, techno and electronica.
Apparel Music Limited
the excellent apparel label returns with a new reworking of the superb single spread love from much lauded turkish producer sarp yilmaz
VOLUME 1 (7 INCH)
apparel music gives life to a catalog of small size, aplmini, 7-inch format. kisk gathers the first duet and this time they are young artists, a talented russian guy, maxim buldakov, and stefano esposito, only twenty years, naples, italy. the work was built to give the feeling of listening to an old-school funk track, reworked. to get a perfect project was also required to give a warm voice that unmistakable taste. so funkin on contains a special sample of the recording pushin on performed by the quantic soul orchestra feat. alice russell, timeless, used with permission by tru thoughts ltd. enjoy!
RHYTHM TO DAKAR
after countless collaborations with george in apparel music is consecrate time to this amazing artist with a vinyl. yapacc is a trademark sound that mixes techno and deep so masterful and unique. every breath of his soul shines in his works that transmit to us lot of emotions in one hit, an orchestra that in the song earth race reaches its peak, showing us new worlds, becoming glue wet, wrap around our ears. a magic stamped into the groove. rhythm to dakar is a flight for dancefloor. funky bass takes us back in time, but without losing the essential direction of the grooves fresh and spreadable. alejandro mosso to close delight us using a toll seamples. the culture changes, the rhythm as well, but not the pathos that yapacc has created for this release. alejandro breaks down and reassembled to create a whole new world, parallel but different from the original mix.
SPIN MY MIND EP
we are all very excited about presenting the new catalogue for apparel music limited. we decided to offer our fans an alternative point of view to complete our distribution package. kisk, this time with the help of gennaro mastrantonio, is developing a new concept designed for a bigger dance hall. whereas apparel music covers the daytime, warm-up and after-party side, apparel music limited represents the night in all its different shades. we have chosen francesco gemelli to set our experimental work in motion. francescos classic vocal house music takes us back in time, as if disco music never died and the 90s still had something to say.. the aggressive, uncompromising rhythm of spin my mind melts into the love sounds of she loves the 80s, as if travelling back in time were not enough, as if modern times were in the past and the past was hic et nunc, here and now. ughl revamps the visuals in a deep house version of she loves the 80s, turning it into a very up-to-date track, while gennaro gives spin my mind just the right trajectory for limited edition.
Apparel Music Limited
KRYPTON FACTOR EP
they may have grown up in different generations on different sides of the atlantic, but one thing detroit master delano smith and irish up and comer gavin herlihy share in common is a disregard for boundaries. deftly slipping between the definitions of house and techno, both have carved names for themselves by ignoring the laylines of either genre to imprint their own inimitable stamp on dance music. on krypton factor the pair link talents to deliver an ep that is typically irreverent of trends or genres.
SUNNY SIDE UP (JOHN TEJADA, PABLO BOLIVAR)
in all the thea rooms, the meeting centers for alcoholics russians and the blogs of the sapareted nations of the wikirebels were wondering where anton and maxim truly ended up. perhaps non all were aware of wap happened in moscow after the big heat of the summerr 2010. used to the polar cold also the computers ad all the electronic comunications took a moment to reflect, closing, in a natural obligation and right to silent. but this does not apply to scsi-9. the guys have to work with dedication and long care, clear, relaxed. do things well means knowing how to wait, as tasting a fine wine, smooth. in this the cold couple births their new mood in two beautiful tracks and perceives new exchanges of high level with john tejada and pablo bolivar. two thin encouters of arte and culture, where pablo silken and john point- blank reveal a tick record, impeccable. john bounces our breath trough harmonic turns and chorns that transforms the original track in a new roaring engine and well-calibrated, with an unforgettable ending. pablo enters the tunnel of sound to cover/wrap in a soft and comfortable limbo, more visionary than ever. deep that becomes contemporary is ready. only 500 copies distributed on the planet.
MIDNIGHT TALK EP (ALI KURU REMIX)
petros (aka echonomist) understood that apparel music is always looking for the jazzy. we perceive this term as a really special thing, strictly human, true. and then if the real instruments come in, like voices or saxophones, the plate is ready. >thats it< starts far away, with a solo that blends and presents the entire ep something more than one minute. everything flows, stops, gets consumed, digs. >midnight talk< brings us in the most hyper deep, unusual like the style of the artist is. an overview of evolutions that lead us to the awareness that petros is in our day, between things that go fast and others that slow down to be observed. the law of nature brings us to ali kuru remix (we move a little bit to the right from greece to turkey). habits, perceptions and tastes change. ali takes us on a mental journey, long, meditated, tidy. a motif that turns over and over, while things change all around, everything evolves, disclosing new sonar places. there is not much to say. >midnight talk< is a complete ep, wanted, constructed with care and a lot of work.
SPLASH FORWARD EP (EKKOHAUS / EKKO RMXS)
korablove is ready for his debut on apl. >splash forward< is not only a track but a new concept. at the beginning everything sounds like a classical deep, simple and muffled step, some chords. then something happens, something special. we all know how the structures are rigid, 4/4 that hardly can match with a breaking, the influences of a genre rather than a way of expressing, dressing, living. splash forward is a new way of seeing things, like if the wall of differences falls down suddently, like if years of clubbing and fight for a new space disappear into thin air. a deep track that transforms into a thriller.