repress 2019 - hot on the heels of aus recent releases from breach, huxley and bwana they ready their next offering from irish duo and long term label affiliates bicep. aptly timed for the festival months, their just ep follows up a series of self-released titles which include collaborations with ebony and midland and is an impassioned bundle of broken beats, shimmering synth lines and rapturous piano chords. the title track kicks things off and suffuses a broken kick and snare combo with a poignant sequence and heart-rending synth strings. a vocal refrain drops in and out throughout a lucent breakdown before () lays a soft, filtered croon over a swelling piano motif. tension is astutely balanced, never quite boiling over and keeping the listener pinned before () drives a tough, gravelly kick under gentle flecks of acid and rich sweeping pads.
gerd returns to aus with the prophetess ep, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. the a side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. if youre a fan of gs much loved ny stomp & geeeman monikers then this release should be no different
aus music welcome the debut ep from, matt karmil. the sourced ep follows his critically acclaimed will on smalltown supersound. matt delivers two classily edited cuts and two off kilter deeper tracks, a perfectly balanced ep with a track for all times and moods.
by your side is the second solo release of the year from will saul, it follows his spring 12inch bugs which gathered support from gilles peterson on his bbc 6 music show as well as leon vynehall, midland & deetron. never content to sit still in one style or genre bys sees will exploring his love for electro, acid and tripped out left of center house. with more eps on the horizon for the autumn we find an artist full of inspiration, elated to be back in the studio and enjoying his most fruitful production spell in recent history.
following a string of tour dates with his good friend joy orbison and setting up his own well st records imprint, fold returns to aus with the ‘aegean sea ep. rob glassett aka fold delivers three 90s peacefrog inspired deep percussive house jams, accompanied by a big room broken beat mall grab remix.
bugs is aus label owner will sauls first solo ep in over 4 years and follows his inaugural release on new aus compilation series, inside out. heres will on the a side. bugs is inspired as much by dancing at plastic people/co-op to the bugz in the attic as is it is by carl craigs innerzone orchestra track bugs in the bass bin. hopefully i bring my own twist to these key influences. the map room tumbles with big, swinging drums as a fervid sense of tension burns throughout before matt karmill takes bugs off on a linear dubbed out excursion to complete the package.
aus music follow up a string of exclusive releases from primitive trust with tee mango (one half of pt) having released on clone in 2017 tee mango comes back to aus for his second ep in as many years. ep#2 carries forth much of the the same classiness hes well know for. a side ‘come a little closer samples a personal favourite make it last forever by inner life which is paired with playful drum rhythms and smooth rhodes chords. prototypical opts for punchy drums and a swinging bass, a track that would work as well peak time as it would warming up. wazoo rounds off the perectly balanced ep a deep cruiser with a pinch of acid.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul is at the helm for the first volume.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music. it is a chance for artists to take sole creative charge, a&r as they see fit and then commission brand new music specifically for the cause. depending on who is at the helm, inside out will take different forms: producers may wish to represent their own sound with only music they have made themselves or with close collaborators, while djs and label heads may wish to reflect the sounds and scenes that surround them. the results will be a window into an artists world that works as a coherent mix, but also as a treasure trove of fresh new music that steps outside the usual lines of a dance album. the idea stems from will sauls own approach in the club, which often finds him seeking out brand new and unheard music to play for the first time. that feeling of taking people into the unknown is one that reminds him of the energy and excitement of his early days as a dancer.
aus121 deadboys auogeides 77 aus welcome allen wooton aka deaboy for his debut release in ‘auogeides 77 wootons bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith in recent years following key releases on local action and numbers, ‘auogeides 77 is no different. rough analogue drums, broody melodies and a smidgen of that uk flavour hes well known for all feature just in time for post festival heads down basement club season
faltydl aka drew lustman makes his debut aus release in wondering mind. lustmans releases always keep you on your toes, constantly moving forward and consistently high quality which is why hes released with rush hour, swamp 81, ninja tune, 50 weapons not to mention his own blueberry records versatility is something flatydls famous for and that shines through here more than ever with three classy tracks that work perfect for warm up, peak time and end of the night.
‘fallen down is the second ep from tee mango and will sauls primitive trust project, featuring a remix by shanti celeste. the title track weaves percussive shuffles and vocal refrains with glowing synths, whilst colourful melodic layers and resonating vocal stabs armour the choppy live drums of ‘day one. dekmantel regular shanti celeste does what she does best with her remix of fallen down in building a rich, hypnotic groove that steadily develops with intricacy and depth, whilst ‘big tracky disco tool is exactly that.
next up on aus music is the return of label boss will saul working alongside long term label favourite komon. together the duo line up harmonise - a smouldering single that comes backed up with an almighty pair of remixes from osgut ton mainstay nick höppner and analogue aficionados juju & jordash. the title track kicks things off with glowing, interweaved synths and a pattering tom line. vocal snippets and trippy delays suffuse a purposeful bass tone before the 101 dub version rolls out with punchy drums and a sharp, darting acid line. berghain regular nick höppner then does what he does best with his remix in building a rich, hypnotic groove that steadily develops with intricacy and depth. dekmantel and golf channel regulars juju & jordash then drive a warped, rumbling synth line through spacey atmospherics rounding off another fine addition to the catalogue.
aus welcome back label favourite shenoda for his third release on the label, burn backed with a remix from juxta position. previous releases on hypercolour & electric minds have seen shenoda firmly on the ascent but its in his recent outings on aus that his bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith. burn follows suit with its predecessors with its power being rooted in seismic, analogue drums that are balanced against soft, allaying melodies. the muscular vista then rolls out punching stabs and tight, shuffling drums before label mate marquis hawkes dusts off his juxta position alias and delivers a pacey and forthright take on burn. melodies are softly mangled and given a spectral quality that recalls his mazury on dvs1’s mistress wrapping another solid addition to the catalogue as the aus music family continue to deliver the goods.
after a run of new signings in 2016 - aus music kick of 2017 with something a little bit different. to inaugurate the new year they welcome in catz n dogz for three separate interpretations of classic records from the aus music archives. cherry picked from the vast back catalogue are tracks from bicep, geeeman and george fitzgerald all of which are given a rough, smoke treatment from the pets recordings owners. kicking things off is the remix of geemans wanna go bang he title track from his punchy 12-inch from 2015 that now sees a driving and percussive reworking. bicep the game is next in line a track from the irish duos first solo outing on aus back in 2013. soft, overlapping chords are propelled by snapping drums and multiple melodic lines that build an allaying palette the remix of george fitzgeralds hindsight then caps things off as more frazzled drums propel a stuttering vocal line and a warped synth pattern. continuing to keep things fresh - aus look ahead to another year of new signings and surprises and kick off here with a reminder of the solid foundation that has come before it
after a succession of new signings including recloose, tom trago and paul woolford - aus music return to their original roster and roll out another solid 3-track ep from label mainstay huxley who - in a monumental pairing - enlists the help of chicago legend roy davis jr. with a grand total of 8 aus records under his belt including his lauded lp blurred - huxley continues to return with a sound that typifies the label - intricate dance that music that packs power and emotion in equal measures. the rag & bone ep kicks off with do you feel me - a track that seed roy davis jr. and huxley meld moody synths with a tough, rattling low-end. a striking vocal runs over subtle flecks of acid and bending melodies that make for a pensive trip before weapon 3 dials carl craig-esque tension with rough, tribal drums and razor sharp sweeps. the dub of weapon 3 then mellows the tone of the original and rounds off a varied pack of dance floor bombs.
having spent the last seven years delivering impressive singles on a variety of labels - most notably aus music, secretsundaze and hype_ltd - ewan smith has decided the time is right to unleash his debut album under the youandewan alias.
aus music bring a summer of firsts to a close as they follow up records from the newly collared recloose, trevino and paul woolford with another new addition to the team: tom trago. the rush hour regular joins the ranks with being broke - a bright and groovy four-track aimed straight at the dance floor of this seasons closing festivals. the a side offers up an original and dub version of the title track - a bumping house groove built with playful vocal samples and nifty synth lines. on the flip are two version of good lies - the first rolling out over its elongated duration with sharp, galloping hats and free-flowing rhodes notes. tension begins to develop as the track steadily snowballs gathering vocal snips and a menacing bass line while the good christian edit offers up a lighter, more early-doors affair bringing a nicely rounded package to a close.
trevino aka marcus intalex joins recent aus signings recloose and cassy with his casino ep. marcus intalex is widely known for making ground breaking drum and bass. in 2011 he started the trevino alias to feed his desire to get back to his roots and rekindle his 4 to the floor spirit. this new phase of his career propelled him to move to berlin where hes continued to develop a hugely impressive discography thats included releases on ben klocks klockworks and martyns 3024. casino brings together three deftly structured and dance floor focused tracks that blur the boundary between house and techno in true trevino fashion.
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aus music ready a double vinyl remix package from cassys debut album, donna which came out in june 2016. with donna we hear a more personal side of cassy. co-produced by her soul brother king britt, cassy reconnects with her vocal talentwriting lyrics and singing on all tracks but one, making the album an intimate journey from the soul. cassy has en-listed some of her most respected peers, all of whom have put their own stamp on the original tracks. this makes the remix package the perfect contrast to the album, and also proves that cassys original music has the seal of approval from some of the finest house and techno heavyweights on the circuit today. marcel dettmann adds an endearing edge to move move, whilst ron bacardi picks up an undeniable pace on all i do. feel is taken on a cosmic journey with onsulade’s yoruba, and radio slave gives keep trying the remix treatment twice. finally keep trying is reworked on by friend & collaborator, djulz, julz takes takes things down a subtle, dubbier route with his edit, keeping cassys vocals a staple throughout.
aus music ready the remix package from sei a’s forthcoming landmark space in your mind album which is due for release in march 2016. enlisted for the first remix from the lp is gilles aiken the giegling artist better known as edward.and life & death founder dj tennis has turned in two killer mixes his take on ancestors clocks in at 13 minutes and with a palette of tightly clipped drums, spectral vocals and chilly synth lines it steadily renders an unearthly landscape whilst dj tennis takes things much broodier with his two reworks
following komon & appleblims pensive motion blur on will sauls aus imprint is a collaborative effort from the label boss himself under his close moniker and al tourettes latest incarnation second story featuring vocals from kid a.
following his two recent singles on scubas hotflush recordings, london based george fitzgerald is back with his much-anticipated third release and his debut for aus music. titled silhouette, the three-track ep includes two originals and a remix from american producer john roberts. fitzgerald once again manages to create a world in which garage, dubstep, house, r&b and a host of other musical influences happily co-exist. on silhouette hints of warm acid, layered oscillating synth lines, propulsive beats and fitzgeralds signature use of vocal samples make this a peak time affair, albeit an incredibly lush one. reset is eight minutes of forward thinking uk garage combined with the melodic sensibilities of detroit techno. for the silhouette remix, roberts develops a relentless broken groove, occasionally punctured by brief piano interludes that recall the sounds of his 2011 debut full-length on dial records, glass eights. a breathtaking remix that sounds like nothing else out there at the moment. in addition to silhouette, fitzgerald currently has remixes out for french house producer brawther on secretsundaze and uk bass artist throwing snow, as well as an upcoming ep on hotflush and a track on the labels recent compilation, back and 4th. this year will also bring the founding of man make music, a new label fitzgerald is starting with friends.
roland appel started producing music and spinning records in the early nineties. he was a member of fauna flash (together with christian prommer) and the trüby trio (with rainer trüby + christian prommer). in 2002 he released an album with peter kruder and christian prommer as voom:voom . with every project he toured the world and played clubs and festivals from montreal jazz festival, sonar festival to fabric london, new york, berlin and tokyo. from 2004 to 2006 roland lived in paris. during this time he started to write music for his solo career which quickly gained an international following. in 2006 returning to his home town of munich he teamed up with engineer jan krause to start recording once again. whether roland incorporates an accomplice or is working solo, thereÆs hardly a dull moment in the studio or on stage, captivating his audience by combining the integral influences of detroit techno, folk, disco all the way to soul and house. one of the most in demand tracks from the all night long album, snow gets a full single release as a result of the huge response from disco heavyweights horse meat disco, who took the time to contact us to tell us how much they love it. old school disco in every way, certainly not space and nothing nu about ita.. dfa darlings runaway turn it in a slow burning house direction that builds the tension until every last drop is wrung out in a sweaty pool on the dancefloor. nice.
‘aus music ... all night long’ as a title is not just a play on the timeless house music all night long phrase, it also expresses the musical diversity of the label. from the live dub of sideshow through to the layered, undulating techno of sian via the heartwarming, richly textured grooves of lee jones our aim has always been that you can play aus music from dusk till dawn ... all night long.
2018 repress - hot on the heels of aus recent releases from breach, huxley and bwana they ready their next offering from irish duo and long term label affiliates bicep. aptly timed for the festival months, their just ep follows up a series of self-released titles which include collaborations with ebony and midland and is an impassioned bundle of broken beats, shimmering synth lines and rapturous piano chords. the title track kicks things off and suffuses a broken kick and snare combo with a poignant sequence and heart-rending synth strings. a vocal refrain drops in and out throughout a lucent breakdown before () lays a soft, filtered croon over a swelling piano motif. tension is astutely balanced, never quite boiling over and keeping the listener pinned before () drives a tough, gravelly kick under gentle flecks of acid and rich sweeping pads.
will saul and tee mango continue the primitive trust ep series with their third release. little love ep is a blissful 3 track package featuring a floorplan remix. little love builds warm harmonies driven by syncopated bass grooves whilst tee mangos dub of tejon heads for the sun with radiant, shuffling chords. for the remix, floorplan delivers unrestrained rapture on a peak time roller full of cathartic vocal bursts.
marquis hawkes marks his fifth release for aus with another classy 2 tracker titled, æthe phoenixÆ (part 1 and part 2). the phoenix follows up summer hit æthe basement is burningÆ which saw midland, the black madonna and gerd janson all supporting at festivals worldwide. the phoenix is two takes on one concept. part one takes the disco and house amalgam which marquis has developed in recent times to itÆs logical conclusion, perfectly walking the tightrope between joyous abandon and classy depth, and giving djs the perfect weapon for all floors, from sweaty basements right the way through to much bigger dancefloors. part two then flips the program with the same raw materials and sets up the perfect shot, directed at a big room house/techno crossover, building on the foundations laid by the detroit techno originators by infusing contemporary production values and a more modern twist. the phoenix is something of a landmark ep for marquis hawkes, once again redefining his sound. we canÆt wait to hear what he does next.
primitive trust is the coming together of two experienced musical minds. in one corner is will saul of the influential aus music empire, and in the other is tom mangan, aka tee mango, the producer who started millionhands record and clothing label. the pair met many moons ago and reconnected recently at a festival in morocco. they bonded over music, lunch and shared family travails - and as they both now live in somerset decided a little local studio collaboration seemed all but essential. between them, these consumate country gentlemen have seen plenty a musical styles come and go, so decided their best route forward would be to make music to please themselves. to that end, they holed themselves up in tee mangos woodshed studio with the following ground rules: they would make music only with the gear they had (mpc 2000, ableton, roland 101, juno, fender rhodes, various fx pedals) they would trust their instincts and go with first feelings they would embrace the joy of randomness if in doubt they would ask what would carl do? with that, you have the simple but effective mo of primitive trust. these sessions have resulted in a series of three eps to be released over the course of four months. each ep will feature 2 or 3 original tracks and one fresh remix, with unique artwork and an illustration by all-around visual auteur geoff mcfetridge. using the building blocks of house, and classic techno primitive trust can do zoned out and romantic, as much as driving and heady, but with an ease that comes from experience, years in the making. while tipping their proverbial hats to the past they also look to the future with their sound, mixing samples, wigged out synthwork and propulsive rhythms to create something honest and heartfelt that will stand the test of time
next up on aus music is the welcome return of a good friend and label regular - the ever ascendant marquis hawkes. having released 4 eps on aus thus far, he makes his return in the form of a blazing, floor-focused 2 track ep which sits neatly with previous outings on the label. ‘the basement is burning’ takes it’s name from a near-fateful experience stemming from an electrical fire in hawkes’ home which culminated in him and his family being evacuated from a 5th floor balcony. having ensured the safety of his family, he made a dash across berlin to make a 10am live show, a few days later with the power back on ‘the basement is burning’ was born. the title track kicks off with splashy, live drum samples that are armoured with electronic layers before a feel-good piano lick glides into the mix. bursting synths are introduced before ducking strings chords bring the track to an ecstatic conclusion. ‘tower block boogie’ then tumbles short funk samples through bold drums as a fervid sense of tension burns throughout.
aus music follow up a string of releases from shenoda, recloose and marquis hawkes with a disco-tinged 12inch courtesy of a fresh signee and millionhands head honcho tee mango. having so far almost exclusively released on millionhands alone, tee mango makes a rare appearance outside of his home turf and in doing so follows on from his acclaimed ‘imperfections vol.1’ lp which garnered widespread following from the likes of axel boman, palms trax, gilles peterson and bonobo. his ep#1 for aus carries forth the sense of raw, sample heavy soul that was the real spark of imperfections vol.1, while maintaining a feel for the needs of the dancefloor. loose, natural drums, deftly chopped samples and hazy synth lines keepit moody. this collection of 4 tracks could be the perfect soundtrack for those early days of sunshine. as mango himself says. off all the places left to dance, this is where ill stay.
brooklyn based luminary recloose readies his second 12inch for the label and in doing so enlists the help of mara tk of electric wire hustle, ezrakh and son of sound of house 2 house and strictly rhythm fame. his spirit knows ep adds to a catalogue of more than 20 years - one thats touched the likes of planet e, rush hour and peacefrog and in a similar vein to honey rocks - his latest offering comprises 3 eloquent cuts of house music and carries with it a balmy sense of soul that fans both old and new will relish.
in the follow up to his doornroosje ep released back in october last year - aus continue on form in 2017 and present another solo ep from label mainstay marquis hawkes. having been brought into the fold on 2015, the berlin based artist has consistently utilised aus to outlet his more soulful and stripped productions. his previous work has comprised fun, sample-heavy tracks designed with nothing but the dance floor in mind and his latest 12inch sweet temptation expands on this bringing melody, rhythm and chords to the foreground. jubilant, powerful vocal lines and stony drums are the core ingredients and their melding results in a collection of 4 tracks of varying moods and intensities. while ‘burning light’ and ‘sweet temptation’ pack a certain big-room punch, eivissa and zapper bluesky carry depth and soul in a manner that recalls a classic and cherished hawkes sound. now 5 releases deep with aus music - marquis hawkes continue to demonstrate why he is a regular and esteemed member of the roster.
aus music proudly present their final release of the year which brings with it the return of recent signing paul woolford. the houndstooth and xl recordings regular continues to refine the emotionally charged drama of his recent work and in doing so, enhances his constantly evolving catalogue with a continuation of the recent heaven & earth ep on aus. the father, son & holy ghost ep sees woolford propel heart-wrenching melodies with thunderous drums in a manner that only few are capable of. progressing with resolute intent, the package includes 2 club-ready cuts and the beatless, string-laden son which completes a release of radically heightened compositional intensity and rounds off a stellar 2016 for aus.
aus music follow up a string of new signings with the return of 2 of the long-standing staples, label owner will saul and long term affiliate komon. the duo most recently collaborated on a 12inch for kompakt now together they ready the ‘eve’s seven’ ep a deep and dreamy 3-track ep that comes with a remix from recent signing recloose. bloom sets arresting riffs circling through rich textures that thicken and thin to startling effect. ‘eve’s seven’ follows up with dusty drum samples and bold melodies before the brooklyn native does what he does best in offering up a typically sunny take on komon & will sauls eves seven. sweeping filters and a short, driving bass line propel a highly energetic but playful rework primed for brimful dancefloors.
aus music follow up a string of records from fresh signees paul woolford, tom trago and recloose with the return of a long term friend and label favourite marquis hawkes. hot on the heels of his recent lp social housing - the berlin based artist lines up doornroosje, a tight a two-tracker that remains consistent with his output on aus: dancefloor-focused jams suffused with simplicity and soul. discopuss kicks things off with a potent combination of samples and hardware as sassy funk samples are propelled by tough crunching drums. the title track then follows up with piano stabs and busy, percolating synth lines driven at a pacy rate to rapturous effect rounding off another solid addition to aus musics catalogue.
in the follow up to their recent 10 year celebrations - aus music present another landmark signing for the label as they triumphantly welcome long term friend paul woolford into the fold. few artists can boast of a catalogue as consistent and as evolutionary as woolford and his latest offering for aus - as ever - lands right on the mark in delivering a beguiling trip split over two sides of vinyl. ‘heaven & earth’ is a rich and elongated house record that contrasts bright orchestral melodies with thick, tearing bass tones. together - these two primary elements create a fervent sense of tension that no doubt will soundtrack countless memorable dance floor moments over the festival period.
aus music exultantly welcome a fresh signee into the fold in the form of extolled and accomplished producer recloose. with a 12inch that marks the end of a three year production intermission, the planet e and rush hour great readies‘honey rocks - a glowing three-track ep that demonstrates the unwavering talents of a producer with 20 years experience in the game. having entered a new phase of his career in 2014 propelled by a move to brooklyn, the nomadic producer continues to develop a hugely impressive discography thats included remixes for herbert, motor city drum ensemble, funkadelic and mj cole as well as four full-length lps and numerous eps on labels such as peacefrog, planet e and sonar kollektiv. honey rocks brings together three deftly structured dancefloor tracks. all as jubilant and groovy as each other as soul, funk, disco and classic house sounds are melded with ineffable flair and skill in a record that reaffirms aus musics status as a label capable of not only maintaining consistency but also keeping listeners guessing.
aus follow up a slew of successful records from fold, bwana, sei a and shenoda with the welcome return of long-term label affiliate kieran lomax aka komon. having offered several collaborations on the label alongside appleblim and label owner will saul - komon now lines up his second solo ep splice
aus follow up releases from bwana, sei a and fold with the welcome return of shenoda with his chromatic ep. throughout a catalogue thats included 12inches for hypercolour and manmakemusic as well as his exceptional debut labour ep on aus last year he has consistently and capably melded house and techno signified by his burly drum work and long, stirring breakdowns. his chromatic ep packs in three powerful cuts with blame, a track that drives a dense, staggered kick under blood-curdling tension and dramatic synth builds. musical mob then follows up with scuffling drums and a bold, peak-hour synth line before shores closes up with a shimmering sound-build giving way to a dense and full bodied bass pattern.
the next installment on aus music sees the return of a relatively new addition to the roster rob glassett aka fold. throughout previous 12inches on manmakemusic and electric minds and on his outstanding netflix & chill debut for aus last year - fold has laced together dusty house grooves built with a classic approach to sampling funk, disco and soul records. next up - his lennys jam ep starts up with a dub techno groove built with delayed and panned stabs and sharp, pacy drums. rosie lea lays out a rich and sunny groove as a playful sample filters into focus over deftly treated drum kit samples and a buoyant bass line. tracksuits and tennis shoes then follows up with a no-nonsene party jam a short funk link is set over a booming kick that closes up a nicely varied package.
after two years in the making, aus music, !k7 and wordandsound are proud to announce the release of scottish producer sei as third full length, space in your mind. two singles from the eleven track opus - ancestors and space in your mind, complete with dj tennis remixes - will come ahead of the full release. thedouble vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the album.
in the follow up to huxleys widow ep aus present their second offering of 2016 and in doing so welcome back two label favourites: timothy blake and marquis hawkes as hawkes & blake both artists made outstanding debuts for aus last year, with hawkes having more than a hand in blakes stormy search ep before delivering his own disco inflected hit chances. now we see a continuation of the studio chemistry as both parties join forces and present love precipitation: a pair of no frills bombs built strictly for the dancefloor. playful piano lines and jubilant synths are propelled by expertly crafted 909 drums throughout, recalling in equal measure the classic garage sound of detroit and the soulful grooves that emanated from new jersey in the 90s. with hawkes & blake aus continue to maintain the high quality in 2016 and offer us an insight into an exciting new production pairing.
huxley follows up last years 2.0 and the launch of his no ideas original imprint with widow, released late jan via will sauls aus imprint. huxleys 2.0 marked a new phase in huxleys production output with the brit eschewing his previous sample driven work in favour of tougher drums, prominent synths and tweaky arrangements. widow continues huxleys explorations into pastures new with three tracks that fold a myriad of influences into refreshingly new shapes while highlighting the producers love of melody.
aus follow up some landmark records from the likes of bicep, shenoda, youandewan and new addition fold with the return of a label-favourite - the esteemed man of the moment marquis hawkes who offers up his first full length ep on aus in the form of chances. in the wake of his recent outing on houndstooth as well record on dixon avenue basement jams and clone jack for daze, the london born berlin based producer does what he does best for his aus debut and lines up three rapturous jams packed with disco loops and tough analogue drum work all suffused a signature degree of grit.
aus music round out 2015 by welcoming shenoda, long term label friend and one time remixer, for his first full length ep. originally hailing from cambridge, shenoda has been on aus radar for some time.
will sauls aus music has seen a number of new additions to the roster this year as the label continues to prosper. now - adding to names such as timothy blake, geeman and escape, aus welcome in another auspicious producer by the name of fold. having released records on man make music and electric minds - fold lines up his netflix & chill ep: a potent stack of hip-hop indebted house tracks backed up by the extolled and shady kassem mosse on remix duties.
aus music continue to bolster an ever expanding roster in uncovering an adroit and overlooked producer - the dublin born producer timothy blake. in amongst those in the know, blake is an artist whose reputation reaches back over 20 years and one whose releases have touched the likes of dirt crew, fatty fatty phonographics and kleine reise.
aus music continue their expeditious release schedule and follow up records from dj t., youandewan and geeeman with another addition to the label from saints & sonnets boss michael dodman aka huxley. having released a slew of eps through aus as well his debut album blurred back october 2014, huxley returns with a cross-genre 12inch that demonstrates perfectly why hes remained a long term staple for the label. few artists have held their ground as well as huxley. across an acclaimed catalogue thats seen releases on hypercolour, 2020 vision and tsuba he has managed to astutely touch on many bases whilst constantly keeping his output fresh and relevant. now - 6 years since his breakthrough collaboration with ethyl on cecille numbers, huxley reaffirms his position at the top of the tree and presents his 2.0 ep: 4 prime-time cuts bursting with powerful drum work, charming vocal samples and tape driven synths all deftly arranged to do serious damage on the floor.
aus music press on with whats been a stellar year so far and continue to maintain the quality and diversity of their output. next in line is a dub-tinged collection of foggy deep house and techno from berlin based youandewan backed up by ilian tape boss dario zenker on remix duties
aus music continue to roll them out and ready their latest offering - a curveball from gerd who dusts off his geeeman alias and offers up wanna go bang: a ghettocentric package backed up with fellow clone associate alden tyrell on remix duties. under his many guises, gerd is an artist who has consistently reaffirmed his reputation as a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments across releases on catch, royal oak, clone and his own 4lux.
the ever-busy aus music continue to assert their consistency and follow up eps from tom demac, escape and youandewan with the second offering on the label from toronto born bwana. having kept his cards close to his chest during a 2 year hiatus from releasing music, bwana broke the silence with his ‘flute dreams ep back in december of 2014 which offered a propitious insight into the second chapter of his anthology
aus music continue on form in the follow up from their releases with youandewan and their new addition escape with a 4-tracker from label favourite tom demac who aligns his arsenal of hardware and readies a pack of rattling club tracks peppered with armoured kicks and luminescent textures
in the wake of youandewans spiral arms ep, will sauls aus turn their attention from the established to the auspicious and present a brand new artist from the camp: escape. based in glasgow, escape is a fledgling talent whose cultivation amongst the ranks sees him now ready to drop the first of several eps on aus.
aus music follow up another solid year of releases that included both eps and albums from their ever-expanding family with their first of 2015 - another offering from berlin based youandewan. consistently modest in his ascent, youandewan has steadily built his reputation behind releases on secretsundaze, hypercolour and simple records as well his release on aus back in june of 2014
aus follow up huxleys debut career album and gerry reads >3 2 1 ep<with their 72nd release and the first contribution to the label from toronto born bwana. the leeds based producer expands on the amorous brand of bass hes built his reputation with and turns in his >flute dreams ep< an iridescent packet that sits comfortably in big room spaces and comes bolstered by a remix from simian mobile disco.
aus follow up the huxley album with another offering from suffolk based gerry read. expanding on a back catalogue thats touched ramp sub fourth wave, delsin and 2nd drop, the aberrant youngster delivers 3 2 1.
nice price deal !!! having evolved from engaing underground prospect into a fully established international dj and producer in recent years, the time has now come for huxley, to release his debut album, entitled blurred
this new ep is no exception as this time he draws out immersive pads and understated melody over the top of percussive grit, in parts channeling some of that irresistible autonomous africa flavour. the release has already garnered support djs and radio alike with jamie xx playing out reflex on both his recent boiler room and bbc radio 1 guest mix, while another early unveiling of pitch drift dropped recently on benji bs show.
following up the chunky slab of festival fuel was huxleys >the machine ep<, the next installment sees the return of long-term label affiliates komon & appleblim for their second collaborative release on aus - motion blur.
at the end of 2013 huxley surprised everyone when he dropped his debut aus ep, inkwell. marking his return to the label, the seasoned remixer and prolific producer is likely to turn more heads again as he announces both his forthcoming ep, the machine, and his debut album, >blurred< slated for an october release on aus
up next for aus is label head will saul. following his vocal heavy collaboration album as close for !k7 last year this 12? sees will venture back to the dance floor for some light relief. with anticipation for the release of his dj-kicks mix in june growing, he lets these two tracks loose to tide listeners over.
jet-setting irish duo bicep return to will sauls aus label with two steady analog techno grooves ready for deployment in either their own wildly celebrated sets or those of any dj looking for modern dance tracks that are still faithful to the classics - this is techno that hasnt forgotten where it came from, essentially.
multi-faceted producer and dj ben westbeech has accomplished something that eludes most artists - after ten years in the industry he successfully stands with one foot in the underground, one in the commercial - and nowhere is this more apparent than on his first release on aus music as breach which sees ben digging deeper than ever before
chris spero has been at the cutting edge of house and techno for many years now, with landmark releases for labels such as planet e and hypercolour as glimpse whilst his recent reinvention as dense & pika(alongside alex jones) for hot flush has seen him capable of hulking, powerful techno that has won him fans from richie hawtin to koze
dont let these carefree techniques fool you, as big on the dancefloor as your headphones everyone from ben sims to deetron to ben pearce has championed his introverted 12inches. providing the sauce on top, redshape remixes the original twice over, with his disco scope and not so serious mix. with a similar attention to drums and raw sounds, the two remixes arm up what is an already strong release.
following on from releases from bristolian pair appleblim (laurie osborne) and komon, and remixes of midlands 2013 standout release, trace, tom demac returns to the aus family fold with lindas theme - an ep brimming with bass-bin bungling energy.
trek 2013 was another exceptional year for will sauls ever-consistent, no-nonsense aus music imprint. as well as records from the increasingly familiar family fold - dusky, bicep, midland, sei a, leon vynehall - a new batch of producers stepped in as the label welcomed debuts from both huxley and glimpse, along with the return of fellow west country resident, komon (kieren lomax)
this release will tip off a successful year, that has new release information seen the young producer tour around america, host his own rinse fm show all while running his ever dependable saints & sonnets imprint.
later on as dusky, the british duo of alfie granger-howell and nick harriman have asserted their position amongst the top producers working in electronic music right now after releases on anjunadeep, naked naked, aus, and its sister label simple.
after previous remixes for sideshow and mymy on aus music in 2009, bristol-based kieren lomax (aka komon) will return to will sauls respected imprint this july with, walk the walk. with his debut lp, released last year on apple pips, komon asserted himself as a producer capable of shapeshifting through a variety of soundscapes.
aus music non-stop. not quite content with already chalking up two of the biggest eps of 2013 so far from midland and dusky, aus return once again with yet another release youve been waiting for - the return of belfasts biggest sons, bicep.
following up his ep >string theory< on simple, julian october smith has teamed up with label head will saul, for >light sleeper<, aus musics final release of 2012. the ep comes with a remix from kompakt boss michael mayer.
following up his well-received 12inch >deep deep down< on aus in late 2011, cottam re-emerges with another striking two-tracker for the label. originally breaking onto the scene in 2009 via a series of anonymous 12inches — three of which were named in phonicas top 50 singles — he eventually unveiled himself as the humble newcomer paul cottam.
after the original george fitzgerald child ep swept dance floors around the world earlier this summer, aus return with a short and sweet set of remixes that pairs two producers who have proved integral to keeping things fresh in a world inundated with mediocre releases!
london-based, belfast-born blogger-production duo matt mcbriar and andy ferguson need little by way of introduction. theyve released one absolutely killer track after another, snaking through everything from deep disco edits to moody two-step to classic new jersey house vibes with incredible ease, on some of the most exciting labels out there: throne of blood, under the shade, domino, love fever and now, aus music
london producer george fitzgerald follows up silhouette, his 2011 debut on will sauls imprint aus music with a four track ep entitled child. with past releases on hotflush and his own imprint, manmakemusic, his productions combine the lush, melodic sides of house and garage with the more intense, jacking rhythms of dubstep and techno. his second ep for aus fully explores the 4/4 end of his production spectrum to devastating effect with four tracks that are all designed with the peak time dance floor in mind. keep your ears peeled for a remix ep of child in september featuring a mix of child by gerd under his jacking geeeman alias, alongside exciting young talent gerry reads interpretation of lights out. next up on aus is an ep from bicep with a remix from panoramabar resident steffi.
PLACEMENT REMIXES EP (LONE REMIX, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE RMX)
12" Vinyl D14.05.12
hot on the heels of midlands placement ep, aus returns with a remix 12inch featuring lone & motor city drum ensemble. both producers deliver deep, melodic reinterpretations of the originals, with lone accentuating midlands signature sound (whilst flawlessly incorporating his own neon tinged atmospherics) and mcde dubbing out the original, pushing it into throbbing raw cuts territory. both producers are at the top of their game. lone is dominating 2012 with a residency at manchester hot-spot hoya:hoya, a full length dropping in may via r&s that will surely occupy the top of many year end lists, and remixes for radiohead, tensnake & underworld already under his belt. jazz enthusiast motor city drum ensembles sample-based raw cuts series made him a household name within the deep house scene and last years dj-kicks mix set him apart from the pack with its on point mixing and musical diversity. his notable november 2011 boiler room set is considered one of the finest, and is just another example of why mcde has been, and will remain to be, a musical force to be reckoned with. next up on aus will be an ep from bicep & friends with a remix from panoramabar resident steffi.
after his very well recieved through motion ep in 2011 the now londonbased producer returns to aus with the much-anticipated placement ep. staying true to his roots, he delivers four tracks that contribute to the continuing conversation between techno, house, garage and beyond. with a strong focus on intricate detail, lush texture and glacial melody the ep is just as captivating on headphones as it is on the dance floor. the placement ep is currently being remixed by motor city drum ensemble & lone and the fruits of their work will be released as a 12inch single on aus in april so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
whether on his own or with nick hoppner as my my lee jones has been djing and making music for more than a decade. in 2008 jones released his debut full-length lp “electronic frank” on aus music. his solo releases and remixes have appeared on labels such as aus music, ostgut ton, liebe*detail and cityfox and last year, he did his first ever mix cd for the world famous watergate club. next up from the talented producer is a futuristic 4-tracker on aus, incl 2 remixes from george fitzgerald and midland. for the lead track moment, jones offers up a bass driven house number that hints at his jazz roots whilst pushing forward into garage territory. for the remix, george fitzgerald delivers his most straight up, heads down house production to date. next up is duvel, a characteristically quirky jones production, bouncy and deep all at once but with a bass line that will hold its own at peak time. midland steps up for the remix, twisting it into a moody multi-genre convergence like only he can.
breaking onto the scene via a series of anonymous 12inch, it was after garnering reverence as a big name producer in disguise that cottam was unveiled to be the humble newcomer paul cottam. rising through the early rave scene in his hometown of preston, he first cut his teeth as a dj warming up for the likes of surgeon, dave clarke and regis. despite his techno upbringing, it was the slo-mo tempos of mark e and the revenge that inspired cottam to produce his own brand of dusty soul and hip hop-grounded house. however, in april cottam returned to his roots with >sunrise sunset< on use of weapons, sinking a rave core down to his signature slung bpm. it is a journey into sub-aquatic acid house that began with a series of remixes for luv jam, pattern select and morning factory, and one that he continues to explore on his aus music debut. aptly titled >deep deep down< sculpts the feeling of acid techno into warm slo-mo house. ukrainian producer vakula takes the track off on another tangent entirely, stripping away its propulsive chugging heartbeat and replacing it with an off-kilter, spaced-out pulse reminiscent of theo parrish when he s in that kind groove. on the flip, >twang< is a return to cottam s brand of languid, soulful house, steeped with groove destined to incite the dancefloor shuffle.
last year put leeds-based producer midlands (aka harry agius) name on the map with his successful collaboration with hessle audios ramadanman, >your words matter< on aus music. this year, aus label chief will saul has invited midland back to take a solo swing. its an excursion that explores the boundaries of 2-step, uk garage and techno and consists of two original tracks. on the a side >through motion< shows midlands ability to seamlessly take the spirit of uk garage and fuse it with techno. the tracks moody piano melody is punctured by a dark, pitch-shifted vocal and encircled by the warm atmospherics that have become his trademark. on the flip side is >shelter<, a brooding and cavernous affair whose vocals and whispery atmospherics make this the perfect late night tool.
scb is a house/techno project by paul rose, better known as uk bass pioneer and hotflush recordings owner scuba. scb was born in 2008 with a now-seminal rework of >hard boiled< from the first scuba album, a mutual antipathy, and has since developed with two full 12inches and remixes of mount kimbie and phil kieran amongst others. >loss / futureunknown<, on will sauls aus music imprint, is the first original scb material to surface outside of roses own circle of labels. >loss<, with its space melodies and repeating vocal slices, builds and builds into a slice of pure unadulterated dancefloor joy, very much in keeping with the musical territory occupied by aus at the moment. on the flip side, >future unknown<, fills out the atmospherics with dark stabs and driving rhythms which eventually give way to an almost scuba-esque brand of floating euphoria
ninja tune records have kindly allowed aus music to release some of sideshows deep, intensely dubbed-out interpretations of the latest fink album sort of revolution, the critically acclaimed international singer-songwriters third album for the legendary stable. on the vinyl we have the two sideshow rubs of the albums lead singles. sort of dubolution (a dub of the albums title track), comes as a classic sideshow live dub epic, drenched in fink?s signature vocals alongside an earth-moving bass line. follower dub it all (an edit of finkssee it all) is a stabbier, angular take on the original reminiscent of scubas recent late-night masterpieces.
inspired by the stripped back technical set-ups of yesteryear, mike monday and will saul present the sequence 1 ep, the product of the two artists limiting themselves to a roland 909, a korg kaos pad, a dave smith polyevolver and recording their jamming on the fly. >we wanted to inject some excitement, energy and randomness into this release, so decided to play the tracks live with mike on the 909 and keys and will on filters and effects. we had a broad idea of where we were going before we pressed record, and recorded a few takes of each track, then took the best moments from each. the big challenge was reining in the slightly chaotic recordings, but after some tweaking we found a balance between old school rawness and modern production values.<
will sauls aus imprint returns with the lipsmacker ep, a collaboration between bristolbased bass enthusiasts al tourettes and appleblim. continuing aus recent trend of fusing elements of traditional house and techno with the sub frequencies and rhythms of dubstep, the ep comes as a slice of forward thinking electronic music that continues to reinforce the ever-strengthening relationship between the two musical camps
long term friends ramadanman and midland partner up for their first joint ep >your words matter / more than you know< on aus music. together they produce a truly innovative sound – fusing the sounds and vibes of classic house and garage with the sub frequencies and aesthetics of dub step to create something completely fresh.
joy orbison has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. alongside the release of the gargantuan hyph mngo (released on hot flush in late 2009 and has topped the end of year charts across the globe) and material on his own imprint doldrums, notorious mixes for radio 1 have only served to cement joy orbisons renown. both ‘the shrew and ‘so derobe pick up where ‘hyph mngo blasted off… devilishly catchy melodies and basslines, full of feeling and soul, evolve and grow as the arrangement develops to leave you on an almighty high. big drops, super heavy drum programming and grooves that sound like only joy orbison right now. theres shades of garage, shades of funky, shades of old school r&b. pete wears his influences on his sleeve yet re-wraps them in his own unmistakable and truly unique style. actresss neu haus refix is the perfect foil for this package. a raw, almost unconstructed tool that in the right hands will create huge tension on the floor. actress, aka, darren j. cunningham has in the last 5 years of running the werk label set himself apart as one of the hottest a&r scouts within his field, having discovered and released some of the most widely talked about artists of the emerging bass generation, namely disrupt, zomby, lukid and starkey. as actress he produced the exceptional hazyville lp drawing cries for a mercury award nomination. hes remixed the too cool for school various production, written for the seminal techno imprint soma and has recently confirmed an album deal to record on honest jons, the british independent record label created and founded by damon albarn.
nice price deal !!! due to heavy demand we are releasing a limited 10inch of the martyns >electric purring< and the all night long version of sideshows >television< feat. cortney tidwell. >aus music…all night long< as a title is not just a play on the timeless house music all night long phrase, it also expresses the musical diversity of the label. from the live dub of sideshow through to the layered, undulating techno of sian via the heartwarming, richly textured grooves of lee jones our aim has always been that you can play aus music from dusk till dawn… all night long
part 3 of the nice cd compilation! >aus music… all night long< as a title is not just a play on the timeless house music all night long phrase, it also expresses the musical diversity of the label. from the live dub of sideshow through to the layered, undulating techno of sian via the heartwarming, richly textured grooves of lee jones our aim has always been that you can play aus music from dusk till dawn… all night long
>aus music…all night long< as a title is not just a play on the timeless house music all night long phrase, it also expresses the musical diversity of the label. from the live dub of sideshow through to the layered, undulating techno of sian via the heartwarming, richly textured grooves of lee jones our aim has always been that you can play aus music from dusk till dawn… all night long
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music.
having spent the last seven years delivering impressive singles on a variety of labels - most notably aus music, secretsundaze and hype_ltd - ewan smith has decided the time is right to unleash his debut album under the youandewan alias.
martyn needs no introduction and his p-funk inspired melody and bassline provide another entirely fresh take on the deliciously broken rhythms we have come to love from him. we thought it only fitting that we should try and get a different take on lee jones’s ‘aria’ for the project, as it has been the most in demand single from the first 20 releases on aus.
lee jones lived in london until 2002, where he was producing and remixing as the successful downtempo/ nu-jazz artist hefner. after following his heart to berlin, he was inspired by the music and clubs to move into a new production style over the past 6 years. most recently hes become known as the main creative force behind mymy, whose debut album ‘songs for the gentle on playhouse made waves across the globe. since 2007 hes released his beautiful solo works on aus music and just, whilst also collaborating with berlin local hero daniel dreier on releases for upon you and releasing new mymy material on berlins illustrious ostgut ton imprint. having recently returned from the us and japan performing live dates with nick höppner as mymy, he also has a busy djing schedule around europe and continues to promote the popular monthly clubnight at watergate ‘mymy and friends