following a killer acid-piano house 12inch and contributing a test pressing-certified new-disco chug to a split release with tuff city kids (both) on terre des pommes in 2014, the working elite further refine their ability to soundtrack festivities with rockman / born again. while rockman conveys an understatedly cinematic mood with repeated imitation string cycles over crisp electro foundations, born again presents a new wave / rave endurance test, summoning perspiration from dedicated day-dancers with its metronomic hammer of a beat overlaid with motivating synth-lines like marching toys. on the flip, saap and lauer (tuff city kids) provide inventive interpretations of these tunes, reshaping rockman into a stomping, flashing-lights electro jam while born again gets a delightfully multi-dimensional digi-dub treatment complete with acid-reggae breakdown over a 4/4 house beat.
e ruscha v, who has previously released on the label under the secret circuit moniker, comes back with his first full-length under his given name. ruscha describes who are you as spanning states “from calm to ecstatic but mostly in-between these.” this description points toward the liminal atmospherics of the music, which dispose of the many hallmark genre traces that informed secret circuit’s galactic journeying. for who are you, ruscha was content to wander more intimate environments, in search of an uncharted music rippling with humble discovery. the vinyl release includesd a download code.
for his maiden voyage through space, shan (victor shan, if it matters to you, and it should) offers good to me, a pair of revelatory dancefloor productions inspired by many a long night and early morning spent at the legendary frankfurt institution robert johnson. a finely-tuned specimen of durable, architectural sampling, the 12” title track runs a rigorous course of breakbeat rhythms and classic chords while a diva’s pleas are made and answered within seven minutes of perfect primetime rave. on the flip, shan churns through metallic stabs and primed drum sequences for the devious “version 1.” shan spent close to four years perfecting “version 1” through various dancefloor demos, no more evident than in the stunning arc of this sought after jam.
globetrotting producer guiddo debuts on beats in space records with the gin n tears ep, three tracks of balearic bliss featuring the soulful psalm of greek-french vocalist georges perin. the vinyl releas includes a free, high-quality, multi-format download.
hidden fees is ivan berko and thomas gluibizzi, lifelong friends and conductors on new york citys underground dance music railroad. travellers in multiple decades of the citys ever-evolving time and space, the duo curate a perfect combination of grit and groove from each corner of the five boroughs and filter through the funky, spunky so what ep for beats in space records.
aptly titled the noughties, the latest 12 inch from beats in space records features three tracks recorded between 2005 and 2009 courtesy of tokyos humbly dynamic gonno. a dynamic producer who is clearly not afraid to nest until crucial hatch time, gonno flies the coop with a wingspan throwing psychedelic colour at a sunburst sky. blending a spectrum of musical influences and personal touch points about the people (and animals) he has encountered and the implicit joy / sorrow in that exchange, gonnos productions blur the lines between art and life experience.
delivered from its celestial womb to the human world for inevitable elevation, tactile galactics is the new album by secret circuit and first full-length release from beats in space records.
comes as limited double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve, mp3 downloadcode included.
the excellent beats in space label continues to impress with each release. following up lauers monster mascat ring down release, eddie rushchas celebrated secret circuit project steps up once again, bringing us *afterlife*. a typically freeform analogue synth workout with fx drenched vocals and that unmistakeable secret circuit vibe who better to handle the remix than the ukraines very own analogue ambassador, vakula. his treatment is a textbook vakula production, warm, expertly evolving, raw machine funk. wrapping things up we have a dub version, in the truest sense of the word, an utterly spaced out and remade rub down. typically superb artwork and shrinkwrapped sleeve packaging as you have come to expect.
cindy appears again in memories of cindy pt. 2, a passage of five plaintive cuts, concisely rendered with spineful percussion, succinct melodies and textures that evoke classic acid house and the new beat scene of the late 80s / early 90s. featured on pt 2. are several songs among the collection s non-club oriented tracks, transportzone mee- and forever afslutidijk, both meditative, atmospheric exercises interspersed among the ep s higher-bpm takes.
kai hugo eulogizes our dear cindy through new palmbomen ii music and a surreal, neo-noir lens, chronicled over a series of four 12inch eps and public access television transmissions. crack open a refreshing apple shorle tm, and direct your remotes to channel bis to experience an initial offering and explanation. the first three palmbomen 12inches, memories of cindy pt. 1–3, will be available exclusively on vinyl. memories of cindy pt. 4 will be available exclusively as a box set including the first three 12inches. each set includes a unique, pre-tragedy polaroid portrait of cindy taken by kai hugo. edition of 350.
following the first two elegiac notes to our dear lost cindy, palmbomen ii s third dedication arrives with the last 12inch available independently of the four piece set and a new episode of real talk. throughout memories of cindy pt. 3, voicings from the palmbomen ii paradigm are pared down to their vascular essentials. pumping iridescent, melodic acid house through club fog and californian smog on ultimate lovestory fantasy, teleac, and disappointment island, the nearly hymnal qualities of wilcos funeral and fat director counter the dance cuts and commemorate cindy with colors reminiscent of schmoelling-era tangerine dream as twisted by kai hugos melon
jacques bon motions through the day’s early energy dawning light. true to the record’s title, bon composed the four tracks for his debut ep on beats in space records in the morning sun, reflecting and refracting the colors of daybreak from his compositions. burning spheres aside, bon draws inspiration from his past in paris, where he slung records at daphonics and started the label, smallville with pantha du prince, and his current life in hamburg, where he frequently helms the legendary decks at golden pudel. both cities and their scenes offer crucial cues for bon’s productions across dawning light and past releases for smallville and mule musiq. beginning with licks from his juno 106, filtered through the glide of a tb303 and foundational fits of his roland drum arsenal, bon embraces simplicity in setup to allow for maximum melody. opening track “island” assembles the palette of dawning light, infusing the ep with a warm glow. “we are” twinkles like the first blinks of awakening, dusting away night’s sleep with golden beams trickled onto tangled bed sheets. “aurora” evokes the first rush of the refreshed energy, shaking off yesterday and centering the mind, body, and soul to power through the hours. the record’s title track bounces with youthful optimism, a fitting end for the four-tracker’s mission of morning praise. each 12″,,, on beats in space records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. andrew kuo’s prismatic painting holds dawning light in good polychromatic company, the geometric colors soft-coded entry point for bon’s music.
primavera may lifts you from ordinary life: the apparition of rain clouds and droplets blur into a soft curtain over the world as the whir of delicate hi-hats glisten in a muted sunlight. imagine a moment where the most inanimate inhabitants of the earth ghost dance before disappearing into nothing. makker s spoken vocals add a crestfallen hue to the vanished. she monotonously recites her regret: -everything is dancing / everything is crying / it can feel so heavy / before it has begun- a denser, yet similarly sorrowful song, before i fall asleep is sculpted around nimble strings and webbed by breathy vocals, remaining slightly suspended, as if levitating just above the verdant ground. halfway through primavera april, the track is transformed by acid showers, a lead synth lifts off to reveal a ravaged landscape, diametrically opposing the previous peace. the ambient acceptance snow closes primavera with the self-fulfilling prophecy of its theme: that snow will fall, and the world will go to sleep. conjuring the surreality of renkas childhood landscapes, for all its reverie, primavera always orients itself toward the responsibilities of the present. there is an acknowledgment that all day dreams must lead back to reality, that all journeys must be fulfilled.
mount liberation unlimited is formed of sunbeams, sockerbitar, and swedes ! chance members of a stockholm-based band during their late teens, tom lagerman and niklas janzon found themselves peeling off from the pack to smoke and make techno. dreaming of a global dance music community in which artists are allowed anonymity, the two set out to service this secret society by soundtracking happy-making moments under the mount liberation unlimited guise. mlu s third release, (eerie) for your love, developed organically and inversely from their live set into the studio. in this procedural fluidity, hypnotic live takes animate as tenacious tone, melody, and groove. mlu s method relies upon thee jam, the feeling shared in the moment, and then revisiting that friendzied magic. this dedication to spontaneity is tempered by a naive faith in one another, an unspoken jibber jabber that melds two minds together in childlike harmony.
phillip lauer makes his third appearance on beats in space records, this time alongside boss in space and burgeoning producer tim sweeney as t & p. on shoot the freak, the dynamic duo deliver a groove-infused three tracker for your inner and outer freak.
special nice price blow out ... dukes of chutney is john paul jones and dustin lynn, california born brothers from other cosmic mothers who met surfing over a decade ago. the flavor of the dukes musical chutney is an abstract but balanced mixture of many disciplines. under the moniker tom croose, jones has established a beguiling production touch to various edits and remixes. lynn is an accomplished filmmaker who has collaborated with artist gabriel orozco and directed campaigns for designers alexander mcqueen and corto moltedo.
on this special compilation celebrating bis 15th anniversary we are treated to three discs of stellar picks from tim s record bag. this vinyl version containins a host of exclusive tracks and edits from azari & iii, edwin starr, dukes of chutney & secret circuit. long live beats in space!
a choice dj friendly selection from tim sweeney s bis 15th anniversary mix cd, compiled onto 2 x 12inches and featuring edits, rarities, exclusives and influences from tim s record bag. spanning many sounds and with a healthy disregard for genre, just like tim s radio show, this double-pack showcases what listeners can expect to hear on the forthcoming full length.
lauer returns from mascats orbit to new york citys beats in space records with a new two-tracker, hands & feet / stigma. since 2012s mascat ring down, lauer ditched city life for a quiet village outside of frankfurt. lauer embraced the space for his young family and settled his creative headquarters in a quaint attic studio. the new environments and housemate, a slumbering infant son, inspired these two songs to breathe a delicate and patient air. recorded during the first summer of his new domesticity, both tracks swell with echoed piano riffs buoyed by lauers dependably precise programming.
the vinyl ep includes a download code.
part-time tram driver and full-time disco disciple, helsinkis jaakko eino kalevi catalyzses street smart funk into heat stroke for yin yang theatre, his new ep on beats in space records.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
suffering years of servitude under the hand of the man, matt karmil tilled a nonplussed attitude towards sharing his creative pursuits into a garden of dance music delight. from this soulful soil are plucked the gorgeous jams of so you say (dirty tape heads mix) / wheel, his debut beats in space records 12 inch.
very little to go on here, but the music will surely do the talking! the volcano brothers are a mysterious group who have put together these two african edits that have been featured on the beats in space radio show and in the record box of tim sweeney.
lewie day - aka tornado wallace - ups the meteorological ante and turns in some laser-guided, ethno-hypno, eco-lectro jams for the eighth beats in space records release. the three tracks of tornado wallaces desperate pleasures ep sound like the work of a comfortable yet adventurous producer who isnt afraid to take a simple yet exotic theme and stride to the other side of the jungle.
pressing on translucent, multicolor marbled vinyl.
the lucky seventh release on beats in space records rolls on the back of an ecstatic track from dennis dj mcnany - aka jee day. a fixture in the nyc dance community as label boss of run roc records, a touring member of the juan maclean and an accomplished producer in his own right (see the like a child and auro go 12s for dfa), mcnany knows what music makes a crowd lose its collective mind.
a few years ago i took a journey to europe searching for a new sound. people along the journey had been telling me about this guy from tropea, italy called dj steve (named after his favorite musician, stevie wonder).
he is a butcher there by day, but at night he is the dj at a club called casablanca. i made my way to this tiny town in the south of italy and found dj steve. his 12 hour dj sets opened my eyes. this guy was the real deal. he was playing dubplates, vinyl, cassettes, and reel-to-reels. all special edits he had done over the years. i couldnt believe what i was hearing.
returning to beats in space after their debut 12 inch (and the labels debut release) in the fall of 2011, paradis offers >hemisphere< and >je m ennuie<, another pair of sophisticatedly crafted, noir-pop songs from the young parisian duo.
the debut 12 inch by electronic diviner secret circuit - aka eddie ruscha (also of laughing light of plenty & food of the gods) - is now the physical property of earths people. on >nebula sphynx< analog synths & sequencers burn deep like a tincture of jack house and ham-fisted experimental attack music. the track features special guest circuit cole mgn (the samps, nite jewel), who gives the >sphynx< an extra crispy, cosmic crunch. ruscha keeps the meters peaking on >parascopic rope< with randy drum machine blasts and casio sk-wanderings. each 12 inch from beats in space features original artwork in considerate & serial form. bis002 12 inch features artwork by cf (aka - providence-based artist christopher forgues), purveyor the powr mastrs comic book epic and a finely-tweaked & tuned in dude.
a debut release for both band and label, parisian duo paradis bring two eloquently produced tracks to beats in space in the form of the >parfait tirage / la ballade de jim< 12 inch (bis001). admirers from afar of dj tim sweeneys weekly on air institution of 12 years (from which the label takes its name), paradis submitted demos hoping they might hack it for some play time. reared on classical and jazz, turned young hip hop rebels, turned teen club crawlers, and then university machine tinkerers, simon meny & pierre rousseau grew out of genre jumping while young enough to stay ahead and settle into music making centered around melody and emotion.
cindy is the eulogized muse behind palmbomen ii’s newest collection of limitless dance music. appearing anecdotally in a cable access talk show and a four part 12” ep series episodically scored by palmbomen ii’s patent melodic house and remote, otherworldly fidelity, her story takes stage once more in memories of cindy.
cd powder is an alchemist of time. her ceremonious dj sets invite listeners and dancers to extend their imaginations to abstracted spaces, while allowing the body to vessel the voyage in free, flowing style. playful, thoughtful, and natural without knowing, powder’s crates encourage abandonment of arbitrary boundaries and expectations surrounding genre, movement, schedule, and societal convention to revel, spirited and harmonious, in the passage of time. momoko goto relocated from her hometown of nagasaki, japan to tokyo in 2011. this is where the story of powder, as the international dance music community knows her, begins. with the change in location came a change in lifestyle, where a balance of 9-to-5 office life and sacred, nocturnal recording sessions invited moko to reflect on musics unique ability to stop the clock and expand or shrink our sense of time.
deliverd from its celestial womb to the human world of for inevitable elevation. tactile galactics is the new album by secret circuit, the psychedelic dance music moniker and cosmic interface for los angeles artists eddie rusha jr. cd version features two bonus tracks