common labour celebrates a milestone anniversary with their biggest release to date - odd jobs vol. 3 pays homage to its hand-stamped, sticker-sealed history calling in house and techno favours from the likes of nachtbraker, thomas wood, sames and potholes to celebrate over five years in the game. vinyl only as per usual, limited to 241 numbered copies worldwide.
fresh from a scorching slab of wax on london imprint x-kalay, estonian golden-boy andreas kask delivers the goods on three euphoric, dusty-house hybrids for common labour. this fenno-baltic collaboration is rounded off by a hazy, nostalgic remix by potholes - oh my indeed! com-008 is a vinyl only release, limited to 215 copies worldwide
inspired by a dreamy sabbatical in western kenya, ‘warthog’ is a slice of lush organic house oozing with classy restraint. this sleeper hit is finally getting its due in the limelight after a limited run of dubplates sold like butter in 2013 - with two heavy-weight remixes from finnish producer-legend jori hulkkonen and rising deep house star saine. driving, balearic and pleasantly euphoric the record is rounded off by a bumping 4/4 groove featuring none other than tapani rinne on bass clarinet. com-007 is a vinyl-only release, limited to 200 copies worldwide.
“i still hang around” goes the deep haus mantra from clouded house (lobster distribution) label boss lukas lyrestam. stockholm born but currently based in london he had this to say about the record… “hang around is equal parts club-tool and introspective banger, for the moment you should be leaving but you got nowhere else to go. scandinavian masters is a solid gold thumper harkening back to the glory days of jesper parnevik.” ”on the flip-side two alternative versions give the tracks new legs. common labour alumni powel (fresh off a tour with lee burridges’ all day i dream outfit) delivers a smooth house odyssey remix while x-kalay mainstay kask goes 100% techno on a remix that takes no prisoners. make sure to keep an eye on the estonian upstart as he debuts on common labour in 2017 with an ep of his very own.” hang around ep is a vinyl only release, limited to 250 copies worldwide.
common labour celebrates its third anniversary with the label boss potholes crafting a frosty selection of trippy disco, jackin’ beats and dystopian soundscapes. riding high on a recent feature on iconic french label ‘rue de plaisance’, the polaroids ep has each moment of the night covered. inspired by his roots in kolari, lapland, this is underground house music at its finest, best served chilled. vinyl only as per usual
ltd 2016 repress! vinyl only, hand-stamped numbered copies. helsinki based common labour presents.. its debut release dullape by potholes.the title track is a hazy affair with mesmerizing rhodes chords on top of a solid groove, its simple message - dont let the demons in. on the flip phonogenic strips down dullapé into a pure horror show interpretation, imagine exorcists burning wooden crosses into the face of a demonized remix. to round off the ep we have >etiquette< which is a loopy deep house flavored, delta blues funk jam, a belter aimed straight at whats left of the floor. plays from roberto rodriguez, fabio monesi, sasse, trevor deep jr...
2018 repress! common labour is back with another slamming compilation release. the four tracked 12” includes top notch offerings from an all-finnish producer guard. limited and vinyl only as per usual. a1 mirage man, born roope karhunen, has fingers in many pies. producing, performing and steering two record labels, this man does it all. fusion of noisy and raw rhythm section, sub bass and dub stabs in this track make a mean combo. a2 common labour head honcho potholes is back again with a funky tool. tabarnac is a mixture of live drumming and 303 licks in a skilfully produced manner. dreamy yet refreshing. b1 roberto spins silk with his old school rendition of the future - a fusion of deep house, latin, old school electro. surprisingly functional and unique combination which will challenge the audience to bust a few breakdance moves on the dance floor. b2 another ace from tuomas salmela’s sleeve. the trippy and balearic composition of -feroxified- takes the listener on a soothing journey that guarantees euphoric sensations. sterling track for most occasions.
ltd 2016 repress !! helsinki based common labour gives birth to its second offering on this limited vinyl only release. continuing in the same vein of quality twisted deep house, potholes unravels the mahla ep. the title track mahla gets the juices flowing with a hypnotic deep house groover. serenades head honcho roberto rodriguez takes the remix reins and works mahla into a more percussive and refined interpretation. its an honour having him on the common labour imprint. on the flip side, gambler sleazes off into b-grade italo disco spaghetti western territory. a possible soundtrack to a horror flick with kenny rogers stumbling into a truckers rest area after a messy night out. rounding off the ep, spoekhus picks up the pace and mood giving the handbag circle some ammo to shuffle their stilettos too. cementing another polished offering from this artisan label.
ltd 2016 repress !! presenting its third offering, common labour offers up a various artists release. strictly limited vinyl only. this four tracker covers all bases and will secure its place in the bag of the desiring wax jock