yuri shulgin is a multi-instrumentalist music producer from tajikistan. his discography includes a small number of releases from the greek label modernista and the french escapade recordings. animal planet is his contribution on cocktail d amore music. this ep is a live-recorded masterpiece that will lift dance floors into heavenly heights. a1 takes the record title. it s an acid based, genre-blurring piece of music, enveloping and disorienting at the same time. infinite strings melt together to a constant build up, reminiscent of steve reich - double sextet/2x5. boogie space feels like the continuation of the previous track, evoking a cloud of glitter in absence of gravity. walking starts off the b side. its funk future jazz-influenced groove is supported by an organic, as bouncy as timeless bassline. while the stripped down dubby body goes to deep realms, the outro recordtake closes this surreal ep.
kris baha is fast becoming one of the most essential operators in the deviant disco underbelly of berlin s scene, despite having landed in the city relatively recently. baha s credentials with labels like power station and parties in melbourne are all that you need to know, and now this release on the ever mighty cocktail d amore seals the deal. baha has never sounded more confident, pinging deviant synths around nasty drum bite and channeling the gods of industrial darkness to make some rugged body music for the darker kind of dancefloor. the experimental, non-party tracks are just as wild, dealing in all manner of uncompromising noise to further bahas journey to the upper realms of sonic mud slingers
MUSICA PARA EL FIN DE LOS CANTOS: REINTERPRETACIONES (POWDER, SUZANNE KRAFT, HATCHBACK & ZAVOLOKA MIXES) (180GR)
12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
cocktail d amore showed the breadth of their tastes when they reissued ukranian composer iury lechs 1990 album musica para el fin de los cantos last year. now the label has commissioned a raft of remixes from some label regulars, with wonderful and diverse results. powder drops her signature snaking rhythmic trysts over barreras, while -cuando rocio dispara sus flechas benefits from an abstract, ambient reworking from suzanne kraft. hatchback takes to posmeridiano with a delicate touch, all lingering 80s synth motifs in a beatless reverie, and zavoloka lays the cinematic intensity on heavy with the icy strains of ukraina.
after his appearance on born free records, rollerboys recordings, and rett i fletta, johannes wilkstrom aka yourhighness contributes to cocktail d amore music with stratofortress. the berlin based imprint gathered techno guru rrose, born free records owner samo dj, and international japanese wave representative gonno, to offer an ep with a wide range of interpretations of the title track. the original mix is an acid based, industrial influenced techno banger. highly energetic, for sweaty late-night dance floors. on the same side samo dj transforms the techno blaster into a funky ebm ballad, characterized by a deep male voice and a breakbeat groove. rrose is on remix duty on the b-side. stratofortress suddenly turns into a dubby, everlasting build up, that eventually implodes in the depth of a black hole. closing the ep gonno offers a slow-mo rework. deep and very cinematic, this remix will please every cosmic hole connaisseur.
this compilation is in celebration of our berlin party cocktail damore, which we started with boris five years ago along with visual direction by pindar (goldnsour). what began as a gay monthly, focused on bringing quality music into the alternative culture of berlin, has grown to be host to a diverse range of open minded freaks, queers and more seeking a carefree atmosphere. the music we have compiled is a reflection of the variety of sounds our guests expect from the unique cocktail experience. the 3x12 inch vinyl comes in discodromo triple gatefold sleeve including poster and donwload code to redeem audio hi-res files.
it was 2010 when massimiliano pagliara and discodromo got together and started working on costellazione k78. it s finally time to reveal this piece of italo-cosmic beauty landing on cocktail d amore music. the spaceship starts off and a vocoder announces the destination. in the middle of the track there is an interference. is that a hole? oh right they are out of it! going higher, higher, higher through space-time. b side is taken by a dub version where drums play the main role. everything is condensing together, it feels like connection is lost, but the bass line comes in and takes control. destination reached, time to celebrate. thank you guys for the efxapella, we ll all do good use of it. greetings from planet earth!
pushing movies is a collaborative project from jeffrey sire and dimitri soemotional that celebrates the vintage tones of italo disco, synth pop and all things slick and 80s. -thinking about you- does indeed sound like it could have been made 30 years ago - from the slap bass to the reverse drum fills, plastic fm synth lines and overall aspirational tone, it s the consummate extended 12- mix track. lauer takes the original and smacks it up sharp with some tougher drums and a greater sense of urgency, and then fort romeau takes a subtle approach that keeps much of the original spirit of the track intact while honing the edges for maximum club play and using some cosmic synth flourishes to devastating effect.
TRIANGLE DES BERMUDAS (MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK19.10.17
jules etienne has been skirting around labels such as apersonal music for a few years, but here makes a strong statement with a new record for cocktail d amore. triangle des bermudas is a swinging yet cosmically inclined jam powered by warm synth arpeggios, which regular collaborator massimiliano pagliara then nudges up into crafty deep house territory. cuban omlette is a delicate affair that interweaves pattering percussion and nagging synth lines to make a particularly heady brew before johns job finishes the record off with a richly layered drum track that should have djs across the board getting tricky in the mix.
having previously popped up on esp institute, juan ramos teams up with trent to form greenvision, making their first appearance on the home of freshly squeezed discoid deviance, cocktail d amore. surdinia takes over the a side with a bombastic array of peak time devices in its utility belt, from bubbling acid tweaks to gluttonous monosynth leads and a chunky set of drums. meccanica is no slouch either, laying down thick slabs of synthesized grease in pursuit of a different kind of party track. this is unusual, distinctive club music for those who want the crowd to stop and pay attention
iury lech is a transdisciplinary artist of ukrainian origin part of the few pioneers in the spanish electronic and digital audio-visual scene that began to develop during the 80s. his open and unclassifiable style made of eerie sonic atmospheres, arrhythmic structures and dense textures create hypnotic ambiance and a new way to conceive experimentalism. wrongly described as new age music at that time, musica para el fin de los cantos is a stunning and deeply emotive ambient work, that stares down at the eternal enigma, giving a glimpse of iury lech s classical music of the future. iury recorded this blissful masterpiece in his barcelona s studio in 1989. it was then published in 1990 by the unique spanish label hyades arts. its 2017 and its time to unearth this magical piece of vibrating chords to please your sensitive yet hungry ears. sit back and enjoy the meditative state.
powder is an up-and-coming producer from tokyo who had put out only a couple of releases on born free and esp institute when resident advisor featured her on the monthly series breaking through this past august. inspired by her first visit to cocktail d amore in 2015, she was so enthralled by the atmosphere, she started working on an ep for the label capturing her experiences from the party. the way powder interprets sound is extremely personal and unique. the opener hip has a driving sensual groove with hints of acid, seasoned with a good amount of loons and a mysterious foggy melody while heart sounds like an italo disco aural translation of a shojo manga script for a fun in the sun tinged story. on the flip side a slowmo industrial-meets-rainforest groove characterizes hole followed by hair in which she blends many layers of rhythm patterns together.
discodromos cocktail d amore label continues to turn out the goods after an especially productive year, rounding things off by reaching out to the violet hour for a 12inch that should worm its way into a wide variety of party scenarios. one morning in the future is an emotive slice of synth-led electro that will surely shine through for those who want a romantic start to the night, while ultraviolet sports a throbbing bassline that could easily see its disco tones edged into a more house-oriented set. prisoner of love is more lean in terms of arrangement, but the dubby fx processing lends it a psychedelic quality that will go down a treat in the early hours of the dance.
discodromos ever-essential cocktail d amore label launches into action once more with the ear candy of komodo in tow. magic hour manages to work classic piano house tropes into a suitably cosmic headspace that s loaded with reverb and all things trippy, but its relatively grounded compared to the exotic meditation that the backwoods manage to conjure up on their oriental dub of the track. lizard dance channels early trance vibes to great effect in a celebration of early 90s rave mysticism and then sand dunes offers up a bubbling, friendly twist on acid house. using familiar tropes but still maintaining originality, from start to finish this is a classically rooted record with something to say.
since contributing to the cocktail damore 5 years compilation, andrew cole aka luvjam has been invited few times to rock the monthly party with his deeply blissful and futuristic sounds. this is his first 12inch for the berlin imprint. the title track takes over the a side. nip to space is an abstract hypnotic slice of techno. every frequency of the 4/4 groove is stretched to the max, and it’s built to enhance the dance floor with masterful soundscaping. on the flip forest of nip is a raw tune, made by unexpected elements disappearing and re-appearing vibrantly, climaxing in a maze of fluffy acid synths. with flip to the flop the alchemist of sound design explores breakbeat of the finest uk tradition that evolves unexpectedly in a cosmically distorted afterhours delight. luv jams psychedelic perspective of sound is at its best in this ep, coupled with his unique mastery of frequency manipulation.
this promising israeli talent delivers two slow burning tracks oozing with eastern influence and informed by the modern sounds of dance. part of the 84% creativity crew, naduve presents his second release with cocktail d amore in the form of a two track ep which revels in it s dark and seductive energy. -no good news- builds over it s 7-minute run layering mystic vocal synths and coupling them with splashing hats and tight shakers to give just enough beat driven energy to keep a crowd to attention. the flying guitars and staccato synths of a trip in tel aviv slither over half beat percussive structures to give this track a sinister feel ideal for late, late, late nights. wunderkind man power drops a tab on a trip, giving it a fresh take perfect for psychedelically inclined moments.
israeli-born berlin based producer and dj omer debuts his first release on cocktail d amore with two offerings of celestial house. the title cut blends the sounds of the east with an immediately seductive atmosphere of bright melodies leaving the listener plenty of room to be transfixed through it s entirety. -dust- dives deeper to reveal a more melancholic mood built on a symphony of lush pads and swirling metallic percussion. on remix duties are the wonderfully quirky estonian duo ajukaja & andrevski who deliver an oddball re-imagining which sends the original into outer space as it gently builds to sparkling fervor only heard on the outskirts of galaxies. rounding out the release is man power with an acid tinged burner which explodes into en excitement of live percussion and pads leaving any dance floor in complete ecstasy.
repress , forever sound is an attempt to make simple, cyclic dance music unbound by metre where melodies and basslines phase against one another like comets around a distant sun: a slow wave on a boundless sea. geist sets about to express that moment when a dancefloor stops being a mass of independent bodies and instead becomes one connected, moving spirit, while the fold pours waves of cascading synth warmth around the listener
ltd to 250 copies, through their label cocktail d amore, discodromo and boris offer you thefirst 12 from studio luce. studio luce is berlins newest musical collaboration bringing franz scala and dimitri soemotional together to explore the sensitive pulse of dance music. their roots are synth funk, 80s modern soul, new wave, electroand old school disco. the original track is called defender x and can be described as a funktrack with a contemporary digital touch. surrounding it, toby tobias and tuff city kids (gerd janson and lauer) provide their interpretations. while toby develops his version in a 2- part remix made of dubby chord stabs, a deep rolling bassline and an excellent meticulous production,tuff city kids opt for a warm bassline, very tight drum programming, shimmering trancey synth and a catchy house-chords progression right tothe last breakdown
for the 4th release on their cocktail damore music, discodromo and boris bring you the exciting and extraordinary sound of lord of the isles. with a handful of releases for labels such as the japanese ene and firecracker offshoot, unthank, lord of the isles is currently one of the most talked about names in the electronic music scene. the sound in these 4 tracks moves between ambient electronica, planet e techno, kompakt shuffling trance (check out the sublime searching) and mid tempo balearic house chuggers, with squelches and bubbles in all the right places. they are highly sophisticated deep-disco house movements encrusted with splurges of sonic texture. lord of the isles has amassed support from a long list of both seasoned and new school djs, including masters like david mancuso & dj harvey, who included one loti s track on his recent x mix cd, andrew weatherall, daniel wang, fudge fingaz and linkwood. as usual: limited to 250 copies, 12 inch in 4 colors cover - no digital. hurry up, vinyl only!