tunnelvisions released channel tropico this summer. its now topped off with 3 massive dance-floor remixes from some of our favourite producers in the field: whitesquare, eagles & butterlfies and super flu.
tunnelvisions third original outing since 2018’s the celestial ritual and 2017’s midnight voyage. channel tropico offers 6 tracks that show the diverse sound from the dutch producers duo. a must have for fans of percussive sounds and the analog vintage synthwork.
3 new tracks by eccentric japanese artist boys be kko. a1 oreinspotting is a floating track with a big bass line that keeps going - well produced as always. got type b is a track with a big intro and b1 home run bat, the title track, shines the way it’s arranged. all around, a great ep with a 100% signature sound from tokyo, japan.
another huge release from one of dance musics most exciting acts, tunnelvisions, who yet again highlight their forward thinking and organic productions as some of the best in the industry. on their second full-length album for atomnation, ‘the celestial ritual, the dutch duo deliver 11 unique club tracks that are bundled on a beautiful 4-vinyl box-set designed by visual artist merijn hos.
david douglas has been a mainstay of the atomnation label since day one, releasing several ep’s, albums and remixes from 2012. david gained an international reputation as a producer, dj and live performer. on the new ep he displays a sound heard at his dj sets and live shows.
olaf stuut returns to atomnation with a new ep titled crown shyness. in his elegant, dark improvised style, olaf created 3 tracks that are ready for both dance-floors and home listening enthusiasts. olaf is known for his album run, the ep siren (with a very solid remix from dauwd) and his remix efforts for the acid, max cooper and sashas last nigth on earth label.
gitanes is olde gods new ep and longest output to date. following a series of singles on the minor planets label, the barcelona duo are up to a 12inch four-tracker on amsterdams atomnation. gitanes brings echoes from spains not-long gone golden club era. its cover depicts an abandoned club from the 90s in a coastal town in the mediterranean, could be anywhere from valencia to barcelona. all four tracks are trippy yet solid-grounded, spacey voices and strings leads all flying up and magically suspended over gross rhythmical foundations. dear cz, a fetiche track, built around a moody casio cz synth stab topped up with acid videogame-like crazyness. gitanes brings entrancing vocals intertwined with more cz pad action. all around is a foggy and paranoid late-night drive, and none of these bitches, a homesick folks walk around tokyos daikanyama area. olde gods are jmii and guillamino
willem bijleveld a.k.a. axefield is the man behind the 49th atomnation release. the dutch musician - that produced a melancholic, dusty and clubby 4-track 12inch is also the co-owner of the mysterious imprint who s susan
portable sunsets is one of the monikers of peter segerstrom: a producer based in brooklyn, us. he previously released his full-length album bless on atomnation, an lp as surfing on 1080p and another portable sunsets lp on deadelus magical property label. order is the follow up of these records and is a dreamy, somewhat lo-fi experimental techno lp. combined with an ancient ambient undertone, ‘order’ is not loosing its club ready vibe. this record floats somewhere between laid-back warehouse techno and the electronica genre - very much representing a unique style: peter often uses his own voice in his productions, programmed through self-created synths in max/msp. vocals have become textures and are used as a synth, pad or soundscape. the combination of genres makes order a perfect record to dream away on at home, as well as to dance to in clubs.
elektroakustische traumklänge: debütalbum des musikprojekts aus island.
das tonik ensemble ist das musikalische projekt des isländischen grafikdesigners anton kaldal Ágústsson. seine klangbilder sind eine mischung aus elektronik und analogen klängen und spiegeln die breite palette elektronischer musik. zusammen mit einer reihe hochbegabter mitmusiker und sänger entstand tiefer, atmosphärischer, dabei aber sehr souliger pseudo-techno. auf dem album “snapshots” sind u. a. die isländischen sänger johann kristinsson und ragnhildur gisladottir mit dabei, letztere sang u. a. für tricky auf dessen album “maxinquaye”.
titled memorabilia , catalan producer sau poler offers 5 new tracks with his typical crossover house / electronica / disco sound. the best moments on ‘memorabilia’ come when poler leans towards his iconic mix of classic instrumentation by his fender rhodes and arpeggiator synth lines of his arp odyssey.
inner river delivers a self-titled debut 2lp which is a 10-track journey of beautiful ambient, downtempo rhythms and otherworldly atmospheres. this mysterious dreamworld sounds complex, emotive, mystic and elegant. its a personal story that remains interesting until the very end.
gidge is a production duo consisting of jonatan nilsson and ludvig stolterman. based in the northern parts of sweden, gidge quickly built a solid fan base with releases of their albums autumn bells, lnlnn and lulin. the music of gidge seems to affect their audience in an emotional way, which eventually resulted in the duo taking the top spot as best new artist at xlr8rs readers poll, as well as having the 3lps ending up on numerous end of year lists. their main source of inspiration is the vast, snow-covered woodlands of the north. gidge have for instance recorded all of their percussions in the forest, using only the sticks and rocks that can be found there. for seoul though came about after the duo went on a trip through asia, and spent a number of days in the south korean capital. they fell in love with seoul, and later on created this two-part hymn for the giant city. applescal created a remix for the track, which you can listen on the b side.
PASSAGES LP (4X12 INCH LP, DELUXE OUTER+INNERSLEEVE)
4x12" Vinyl D20.06.17
4x12 inch lp, limited to 150. deluxe outersleeve with punched out centerpiece window and 4 printed innersleeves. deltawerk is the newly amsterdam based project of pascal terstappen aka applescal and polynation member hessel stuut.
die köpfe hinter dem aufregenden, neuen electro-projekt polynation sind die beiden in amsterdam beheimateten musiker stijn hosman und hessel stuut. deren markenzeichen: trommeln und analoge bässe mit techno, ambient und weltmusik zu einem stimmungsvoll-mitreißenden ganzen zu verschmelzen. und das am liebsten live auf der bühne. doch obwohl polynation vorrangig als live-act gedacht ist, haben sich die beiden niederländer nun zur veröffentlichung einer 12 inch entschlossen. die debüt-ep *allogamiy* fasst sechs energetische tracks, welche die ganze bandbreite des duos widerspiegeln. während *damp* mit einem fetten bass sanft durch downtempo-gefilde tuckert, ist *why you pt ii* genau der track, der den dancefloor auf dem höhepunkt der nacht zum Überkochen bringt.
sonne, wilde natur, das meer und die berge: der produzent pablie kommt aus barcelona, verbrachte aber während der entstehung seines albums *b sides* in den jahren 2007 bis 2009 viel zeit in zwei kleinen dörfern an der spanischen costa brava. all die schönheit dort, so pablie, habe er in die musik mit einfließen lassen: *das album ist wie ein geheimer ort in meinen erinnerungen*, sagt er. und so klingen die neun tracks auf dem vinyl dann auch sehr warm und sehr nostalgisch. friedlich fließend bewegen sie sich zwischen abstraktem, instrumentalem hip-hop, chilliger, jazzbeeinflusster electronica und hypnotischem downtempo.