introducing dylan stark. 2015s most deserving anti-hero. his quiet rebellion starts here. tropical, celebratory and alive, heartland sounds a like parade and a jungle. it has the cant quite put your finger on it, coming of age pureness of grimes, and the raw emotion of a burial record (but in a joyous way). it is pc music plus animal collective.
the double vinyl lp includes a download code.
reso “tangram remixed” features koan sound, om unit, billain and doshy remixes on the 12″,,, vinyl plus the digital bundle also includes starkey, drop the lime, dj kentaro, danny scrilla, evol intent and emperor remixestangram remixed opens with koan sound tackling ‘axion’, pushing the tracks rhythmic possibilities yet further the oswla signed duo switch the glitching beat complexities into halftime stepping bliss.
fluxus is danny scrillas first transmission for civil music and the munich based producers second release. following on from 2012s flash powder ep for om units cosmic bridge label, *fluxus* sees scrilla in expected fine form, and takes in four original neck snapping instrumental tracks plus two remixes from japans deep medi member goth-trad and london producer and one to watch deft. on fluxus scrillas productions run at 80-90bpm / 160-180 bpm exploiting slowfast halftime tempos yet are seemingly engineered from the sonic essence of 06 og dubsteps dark sparse dreadnought sounds, with waves of quaking bass growing under iced-out percussion accentuated by toiling snares. floating chords and hypnotic melodies drive skeletal riddims, sci-fi synthlines arc over the spacious heavyweight ruffage built for towering stacks and pitch black rooms.
orbits is the latest thrilling installment in starkeys street bass odyssey. the philly producer draws on grime, hip-hop, electro, bass music and beyond to blast off with his most accomplished and fully realized album yet. starkeys intricately crafted, sci-fi inspired tracks escape the intro-drop-breakdown-drop formula of most dance music thanks to a more expansive, ambitious approach.
code for free mp3 download of the full album included.
since the latter half of the last decade, alex melia aka reso has been blending heightened technological futurism with dancefloor prowess to create a densely cinematic musical universe. following last years >ishimura< ep, >check 1.2< is the next single to be introduced from forthcoming debut album >tangram< on civil music. an unflinching vision of the future and complete competency in his craft sees reso construct a brave new narrative in the way that timeless artists like richard d james, photek, dj shadow and a guy called gerald have done for earlier generations.
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reso returns with the ishimura ep and further showcases production excellence. resos unique brand of hi-tech dubstep and sinister electronics are exquisitely presented across tracks >ishimura< and >vanquish<. the package is completed with remixes from dnb aficionados evol intent and trouble and bass drop the lime. vinyl comes with a free download code to redeem inside at civilmusic.com
>sis surpriz< is the third in debruits trilogy of eps which began with futuristic electro hip-hop workout >lets post funk< featuring jamie woon and ommas keith, and was followed by 2010s african highlife inspired spatio temporel. the trio of releases all feature 3-d artwork by german designer rainbowmonkey, and 3-d glasses are also included for your viewing pleasure. debruit is currently crafting a debut album based around trips to west africa and recordings with the regions indigenous musicians and traditional instruments. debruit has also been honing his live show which now incorporates a three-piece band, thumb pianos, african drums, highlife guitar, talk box and more, all accompanied by live visuals from rainbowmonkey. the new and improved live experience will be unveiled at the dates below and debruits album is due out later this year.
black 140g double vinyl pressing with full colour sleeve. limited edition of 300. includes download code.
all nervous energy, ill-defined brilliance, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism, man is deaf is the debut album from london based electronic musician brassica. sophisticated and distinctive it distills michael anthony wrights storied musical past, capturing new wave, psych, synth music, avant garde electronics, house, and italo disco, without sounding consigned to any part of it.
mega city industry is ital teks sophomore effort for civil music. formed of four liquid hybrids exploring footworks accelerated template the ep splices the rhythmic memes of chicago with uk sci-fi sonics rooted in classic 90s ai and jungle music. with three albums for planet mu to his name and an uncanny knack of always sounding completely unique ital tek has been evolving his dexterous dance-floor electronica, techy idm, glitch-hop and post-dubstep forms for approaching a decade. impressively adept at shrugging off the constraints of genre identification his output has most recently been inspired by the febrility and tension/release of chicago footwork rhythms. the vinyl ep comes with download code included.
former instra:mentalist damon kirkham expands his jon convex enterprise with his debut on civil music featuring two new original tracks alongside remixes from civil music signee ore and frequent convex collaborator, exit records main man & dnb legend dbridge. comes with download code.
hayat zor is a beautiful blend of rave-nostalgia, 80s electro-pop and italo, all shot through with a melancholic, wistful air. working with analog synths, vintage drum machines, live instrumentation, and the help of a few friends and collaborators along the way. encompassing four original productions, hayat zor is a collection on which emotional resonance and technical expertise sit side by side. the vinyl comes with download code for the full ep, including 2 remixes by gavin russom and petrels.
threads is the debut album from london producer om unit, to be released on civil music in november 2013. while this is a debut full length for om unit, real name jim coles, it is in fact the producers fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s under the name 2tall. having reset the clock on his artistic output in 2010, coles has spent the past three years refining a unique sound as om unit via collaborations with machinedrum on planet mu, releases on goldies metalheadz, dbridges exit records and civil music, his own cosmic bridge label and the short-lived phillip d. kick alias that fleshed out the links between chicagos footwork, jungle and slow/fast. the confluence of all this work takes full flight on threads.
comes as double vinyl with download code included.
hyper real is ital teks first transmission for civil music. four original tracks exploring footworks rhythmic palette. with 3 albums for planet mu to his name alan myson has been evolving his dextrous dancefloor electronica, techy idm-driven dubstep, glitch-hop & post-dubstep forms for approaching a decade. adept at shrugging off the constraints of genre identification, hyper real further reveals mysons stylistic slipperiness. inspired by the febrility and tension/release of chicago footwork rhythms - and continuing where his recent long player for planet mu, *nebula dance*, left off - hyper real ep sees ital tek again morphing the rhythmic geometry around 160bpm and further advancing his instinctive, deep and melodic arrangements, dramatic drum work & impressionistic synths to make for one of the most engaging incursions to the footwork to date. artwork by edward myson.
comes with code for free mp3 download of all vinyl-tracks plus remixes by deft and throwing snow.
kuhns sophomore effort for civil music, kings ep is a collection of four diverse uptempo club tracks with an eclectic sampling palette and footwork-inspired rhythmic complexities.
includes full high quality download of all tracks with additional remixes.
>command< is the first taste of starkeys new album >orbits<. the release features remixes from plastician, drums of death, pedro123, noisses, ds1 + exclusive bonus track >contact<. trademark angular robo-funk growing from synthetic chords, glitching vocal shards & outrageously tight production. a >pulse x< style kick makes way for wide synth leads that swerves from kinetic peaks to industrial ruffness and heartburst emotion practically every 16 bars.
includes code for free mp3 download of all 8 tracks.
nice price deal !!! to the previously uninitiated, welcome to the world of reso. for the familiar, welcome to >tangram<. since the latter half of the last decade, alex melia aka reso has been blending heightened technological futurism with dancefloor prowess to create a densely cinematic musical universe. >tangram< is the much anticipated release of resos debut long player, a landmark thirteen track odyssey that reaffirms the place of the album within modern electronic music.
double 12 inch vinyl release, includes code for free mp3 download of the full album.
on >from the horizon remixed< remixers lv, mwëslee, kelpe and fulgeance each revise their favourite tracks from debruits afro-beat surrealist album >from the horizon<. >from the horizon< splices the musical roots and subsequent evolutionary patterns of benin, ghana, niger, nigeria and beyond. driven by adventure, ideological principle and packed with intrigue, authenticity and tribute the album received critical acclaim from q, resident advisor, dazed & confused, quietus, xlr8r, the wire and beyond. debruits genre swerving combinations of instrumentation and style fuse west african musical expression with those of his own – from tribal beginnings through to 70s highlife and psychedelic afro funk – the album incorporates rather than emulates to create sounds new, unheard and above all fun. never does the albums depth displace its energy, groove or feel – and on >from the horizon remixed< debruit chose artists/remixers that continue to reward the listener with effortless enjoyment on many levels.
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civil musics latest transmission comes in the form of four advanced dancefloor cuts from moscows alexey devyanin under his pixelord moniker. having a rich history in electronic music, with beats released under a number of different aliases (including a rich vein as gultskra artikler), devyanins latest incarnation as pixelord has seen the producer traverse a wealth of influences, from the experimental field recordings of fennesz, to the heavy-hitting rhythms of a new russian beats scene and beyond.
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om unit returns with his third ep for civil music, aeolian and its perhaps his finest statement to date. following on from eps transport and the timps and his collaborations with machinedrum as dream continuum, om unit continues to forge his own path at the nexus of instrumental beats and electronic music and further confirm his incredible versatility as a producer. aeolian showcases five exceptional and emotive tracks that rouse the senses and together form a cinematic and journeying soundtrack.
inckudes code for full high quality download with additional remixes by reso and sweatson klank.
and so the final piece of the drums of death waves trilogy eps snaps into place, dod caps his latest run of releases with 4 tracks of varied, taut, emboldened dance floor rhythms.
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receiving huge support in the clubs and on the radio from across the electronic music spectrum as sinden, skream, tiga, laurent garnier and claude vonstroke continue to reach for the waves.
om unit returns with >transport< a four track ep of blissful, instrumental, mechanical soul. transports strength lies in the leeway afforded to the listener, rewarding patience and immersion, the ep allows those that truly engage to digest and appreciate its many qualities and those of its persistently excellent creator. transport showcases both exceptional production and creative excellence, yet never does form displace method or vice versa. the eminence of >transport< is echoed in its remixers, revered producers machinedrum and ital tek both contribute revisions to this astonishing package.
comes with code for free download of the whole release, including both remixes.
following on from the dark atmosphere of >black waves<, drums of death returns with the next in the sequence: >red waves<. four tracks of ecstatic electronics displaying its makers love for techno and house music, all ramped up with big sounds and stripped back arrangements. code for free dowenload of these tracks included.
slime beach is a slinky angry rasta crunk explosion. ranging from futurist hip-hop a la low end theory through chi-town juke to post-dubstep, kuhns sound is raw, energetic and individual. following a youthful decade of producing beats between new york and boston, 22-year-old bennett kuhn has honed in on a sound that spans a wide range of contemporary electronic music. vinyl will come with a free download code to redeem inside at civilmusic.com and download with invariabley include multiple bonus tracks.
4 tracks of deep soulful house/techno.. more excellence, slightly harder/more jacking than previous outings but still covers a broad remit of house/techno over 4 tracks. darling farah returns with his second ep of 2011. entitled >division<, the detroit-born producer offers four tracks that journey further into deep house, techno and machine-soul. the ep grabs you from the offset, while dream-like qualities wash over the listener they contrast perfectly with an offbeat, energetic 4/4 backbone. division will undoubtedly solidify the hype around its precociously talented 19 year old producer and add more critical acclaim to that already received from his previous releases, >berline< and >exxy<.
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black waves is 4 tracks of deep, dark club music. since the release of his critically acclaimed album >generation hexed<, drums of death has been obsessively developing a deeper and darker sound that is tailored for the dance-floor. black waves fuses frantic 808 drum patterns and dramatic synth lines with fresh, contemplative melodies. its music born out of its makers passion for techno and house.
exxy: the first extended player from detroit born, adu dhabi based, teenage >one to watch< darling farah. four tracks of deep techno and future house with warmth and soul. stripped down 5.a.m atmospherics, combine with distorted stabs, dub-like sub-bass and expertly cut vocals.
following his prized joker rework, his inclusion on the hefty fabric-curated >elevator music< comp, his dope 7 inch for the all city crew, and corridor ep on plasticians terrorhythm imprint - not to mention a slew of remixes - om unit joins the civil music stable alongside starkey, reso, debruit, drums of death and darling farah. and yet again we see him pushing his sonic manifesto ever further. with years of working intently at the nexus of instrumental beats and electronic music, its time for the timps ep. the timps is real electro. faceless, percussive, underground with a sci-fi feel. dark, futuristic and dancefloor-oriented, punctuated with elements of 80s detroit techno.
>space traitor vol 1< is the first of two eps from producer starkey. this intergalactic expedition closely follows his acclaimed >ear drums and black holes< album for planet mu and marks another step forward in the expansion of his high definition, sci-fi street bass sound. whilst the most obvious bracket for starkeys output is the burgeoning post dubstep and contemporary bass music scene, the emotion and depth of his painstakingly constructed arrangements and parallel career in classical music helps to explain his fresh and unique output which is equally as energising on dancefloors as it is revelatory on headphones.
darling farah is like a shot of adrenalin, administered by his own mind to escape from the anesthetized music scene of his home, the united arab emirates. despite living in one of the most club baron countries in the world and a city that actually prohibits live music to be played in public, the talented eighteen year old has managed to master the art of production and therein spawn an underground scene all on his own.
>spatio temporel< is a diverse and engaging four-track journey through debruits incredible array of rhythms and influences. armed with his international thoroughbred synths he takes his beats to africa via la, france, persia and the future, combining african yoruba, nigerian highlife, persian funk, congolese electronics, vocoded ouest-coast vocals and those vivid synth colours with jack-knifing riddims, booby trapped syncopation and bass heavy collisions. with this summers massive >lets post funk< ep, debruit generated a raft of support from the global hop-skip-and-dub brothersisterhood. recently relocated to london, the french rhythm wizards second release for civil music cements his audio athletic status.
parisian bump hopping electro synth magician debruit joins the civil music stable, bringing with him a chopped and screwed pedigree of two sensational eps on musique large. described as a holds barred assault through dark congolese sound systems, downtown l.a. block parties gone wrong, haze filled kingston recording studios and freaky tunisian backstreet souks, all powered by a fat hip hop engine - the heaviest wonky fusions heard this year, debriut has the press tripping over their thesauruses with his trademark synths pushing the boundaries with new techniques and analogue vibes. in a congolese basement bar down a paris side-street is where you ll normally find debruit dropping beats, and with his hip house alter ego keeclac remixing architeq, kotchy, meanest man contest and fischerspooner, the man is all set to dominate the summer airspace. on im goin wit you, debruits heavy wonky synth lead madness funks out on the west coast with guest vocals from sa ras om mas keith and jamie woon, with a production style awash in perfectly looping and wobbling freewheeling synthlines. angular beats chop and wild bass and left coast vibes spill over everywhere. blunted b boy keys, soulful vocal harmonies, killer hooks and candy floss raps make for a seductive and playful summer block party jam for the mind. meanwhile, on ?soles sweat?, west coast mcs cerebral vortex and buddy leezle (aka 215 the freshest kids) remind allcomers that hip hop is about partying, the ladies, and most of all having a dope sneaker collection. with smooth flows they low ride debruits spongey sub bass heavy wobble and lo slung beats and add that californian sunshine, plus 80s old skool electro hip house vibes with all the d?s on it from drexciya and dilla to sunny. supersensational limited edition with 3d artwork sleeve, glasses included
grotty, liquid, dark, brutal and lush are all words used to describe the music of 25 year old alex melia aka reso. such contrasting adjectives may be hard to reconcile, but after a listen to this ep, you ll begin to understand...
grotty, liquid, dark, brutal and lush are all words used to describe the music of technoid robo bass smith reso, whose richly textured and twisted take on the dubstep/130bpm-140bpm sound strikes right between the eyes, then moves straight on to chest, legs and ears. stepping out of the shadows of releative obscurity, he delivers a stonking slab of vinyl that is sure to infect the airwaves and clubs across the globe.
tropisch, festlich und lebendig, dylan starks heartland klingt wie eine parade und der dschungel zugleich. heartland ist ein album über die eindrucksvolle kraft der musik, über vier jahre aus tausenden von samples am pc kreiert, die der 24-jährige in portland, oregon ansässige dylan stark zum leben erweckt, als ob er ein orchester leitet. es ist ein emotionales erwachen, das dem album eine freudigen Ästhetik, die weder zwangs- noch selbstbewusst aber schön naiv scheint, verleiht. schamlos amerikanisch, ist heartland voller gefühl, emotion und spontaneität. dies ist freigeist musik.
jim coles has spent the past three years refining a unique sound as om unit via collaborations with machinedrum on planet mu, releases on goldies metalheadz, dbridges exit records and civil music, his own cosmic bridge label and the short-lived phillip d. kick alias that fleshed out the links between chicagos footwork, jungle and slow/fast. the confluence of all this work takes full flight on threads.
the philadelphia-based dubstep and grime producer has released his past albums on uk institution planet mu, but his third will come on londons civil music, the label that delivered his recent space traitor eps.
inspired by western african music past and present from the horizon is debruits debut album. it is the culmination of 3 years work, collecting field recordings, delving into restricted archives, sampling lost african vhs and reinterpreting discovered african melodies and rhythms, for synths and drum machines. this is a remarkable record, filled with groundbreaking combinations of styles and sounds, constructed with passion and energy, driven by adventure and ideological principle and packed with intrigue, authenticity and tribute.
gerade einmal 20 jahre alt ist der in detroit geborene und über den umweg der vereinigten arabischen emirate nach london gelangte kamau baaqi alias darling farah. und gerade einmal drei monate hat er in england an seinem debuetalbum gearbeitet. body ist als titel aber eine glatte untertreibung. sein techno-entwurf, der verbindungslinien zu detroit, basic channel oder heutiger bassmusik zieht, spricht weit mehr areale an als den (bewegten) koerper, auch wenn der im zentrum dieser dunklen welt aus bass, hall und pochendem beat steht. darling farah geht techno aehnlich idiosynkratisch an wie etwa shed, laesst die spuren ineinanderrumpeln und verzichtet hier und da auch schon mal ganz auf den drumcomputer. das führt dann zu hoehepunkten wie dem duester-verstolperten bruised, in dem der rhythmus erst spaet, dafuer dann aber umso gewaltiger einsetzt. (d:bug)