THE MUSIC IS MADNESS (TO THOSE WHO CANNOT HEAR IT)
12" Vinyl UK18.09.18
silicone soul welcome the return of old friend justin robertson as he brings his much loved deadstock 33s project back to darkroom dubs. last spotted on the label only a matter of weeks ago with infinite interchange on the darkroom dubs presents summer love collection, here he builds on the momentum with two more singular missions deep into the timeless analogue abyss. whats more, they come covered with a print of one of justins very own hand-drawn pieces. dr. spectro on the frontier marks the start of this new deadstock trip. celebrating the lesser spotted dc super villain who could control people’s emotions with a brazen line or two of sinewy acid what starts off dark and gnarly gradually unfolds into a much more emotional narrative. watch out for the harmonic riff that rekindles feels of raving fields and a salvo of chords towards the climax that genuinely will control your emotions. the music is madness (to those who cannot hear it), meanwhile, is more than just a poetic title. already a summer anthem at a love from outer space, it s a roomy, cosmic affair that’s laced with layers of trippy textures and chugs at a cool 120. its one of justin’s classic signature smouldering sessions, what ostensibly seems forlorn and introspective is actually coded with deep hope and positivity. youd be mad not to hear it. youd be mad not to stay tuned too. for the first time in darkroom dubs history, this release and all this years vinyl dispatches will be released digitally as part of an end of year compilation, tales from underground vol. 1 and will also feature an exclusive silicone soul remix of rigopolar & cannibal inks thousand years before. and to round the year off? the long-awaited new single from silicone soul themselves.
suns out, guns out: darkroom dubs ease into 2018 slowly with a new addition to their limited vinyl series courtesy of madrid analogue scientist eduardo de la calle. last spotted on planet e and boasting a 15 year back-cat on the likes of cadenza, biologic, just this, hivern discs and mule muziq, eduardo is a man you’re already well acquainted with. and you’re going to want to get even closer once you’ve digested these four straight-to-business stripped-back traxx. each cut designed for deep mix tailoring that you can really bend minds with.
chained to a ladder: theres no way up. theres no way down. youre hung on a rung and theres there no place to escape as dino lenny delves into your innermost psyche with this heavy slice of pedigree italian electronica. a darkroom dubs debut from the original craftsman, chained to a ladder is ominous in its mood and tone, dramatic in its new romantic vocal style and uncompromised with its devilish analogue aesthetic.
nice price deal !!! dimitri veimar is the kind of musical discovery that, were i were a religious man, i would go to bed and pray for every night. modern day acid house that stays below the 120bpm mark but retains a certain punch whilst having an air of techno cool and swagger to it. - daniel avery talking to dummy
nice price deal !!! the flatmate ghost ep takes the classic tech house aesthetic on a laid back, rolling journey, while two distinctly dissimilar remixes open your eyes and ears further. title track flatmate ghost quickly lures you into a subtly relaxing beat but as soon as youre locked, dissonant synth bursts and ominous, pitched down vocal meanderings immediately disrupt the dance. while kellerkinds take on the original brings forth a shoulder swinging groove, soothing piano riffs and clever silences. andres zaccos version moves with relentless percussion, delving into the hollow depths of dark bass. quality time offers the more sensual side of soukie & windishs production. here, otherworldly harmony prevails while the characteristic jarring stabs take a backseat. soukie & windish manage to visit opposite ends of the spectrum without losing the unique creative resonance the pair found in this collaboration.
two years we ve had to wait for the second in skinnerbox s edits series on silicone soul s darkroom dubs, but as the saying goes... all good things... delicate and respectful edits from the duo, that see these two classic tracks expertly tailored for the dancefloor.
support from carl craig, dj hell, karotte, joris voorn....
glasgows darkroom dubs continue on form and add to a gleaming 12-year-old catalogue with another addition to their limited vinyl series courtesy of long-term label friends, of norway who make a welcome return.
played & supported by: raresh, john digweed, seth troxler, magda, richie hawtin, nick warren, danny tenaglia, dubfire, guy j, joris voorn, hernan cattaneo, horse meat disco, dj tlr, denite, moodymanc, ethyl, mr. g, chris coco, john heckle, dubspeeka, alan fitzpatrick, agoria, johanna knutsson, iron curtis ...
after a slew of acclaimed 12 inch eps and a string of cd compilations and albums, darkroom dubs prepare to cut their first lp to wax, which comes from portuguese newcomer pedro aguiar. brimful of spectral intensity, aguiars * landscapes and heartbreaks* is an uninhibited package of field recordings and otherworldly tones that stay close to the aesthetic darkroom dubs fans hold dear and also inaugurate the labels landmark step into the world of long play records.
TEN YEAR WEEKEND: A DECADE OF DARKROOM DUBS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK10.03.14
2013 saw silicone soul celebrating the 10th anniversary of their darkroom dubs imprint. launched in glasgow back in 2003, the drd stamp has become a mark of quality and seen many established names exploring deeper realms whilst also unearthing fresh and exciting global talent.
busking really is next-level in berlin, with the acoustic guitar replaced by the laptop, drum machine and minimoog, all powered by a car battery. it was this thrown together setup that first introduced the world to skinnerbox as iftah gabbai and olaf hilgenfeld took their leftfield, jazzy attitude and improvised genre-bridging music to the streets of berlin for impromptu jam sessions. it wasnt long before skinnerbox were rocking the floors of ritter butzke and wilde renate and getting their music pressed to the black gold was surely the next step...
dont wanna go to ep features three deep and warmly textured productions. the title track is a creeper with its spoken vocal and popping synth work. take one step back matches smooth rhodes keys with sumptuous acoustic guitar and goosebump-inducing vocal. final cut honey bomb steps up the tempo and increases the funk. twisted electric riffs and echoing chimes working brilliantly together to create a dancefloor gem.
played by reboot, joris voorn, martinez, christian prommer, lee curtiss, sis, ... ever wondered what a butch diana ross on acid might sound like…? well youre about to find out… but before we get to overside, youve gotta enjoy and marvel at the sheer brilliance of the rest of jairo catelos latest offering on silicone souls darkroom dubs. our man from the asturias has rapidly built a strong and loyal following thanks to his beautifully crafted house cuts. jairos ability to bring together dubby textures and an innate soul within his productions is most enviable. his warehouse ep features three original new cuts backed by a rework from french house guru, phil weeks. lead cut soul school is something of a two-headed beast. whilst its kick-drum and dramatic synth stabs drive it with a serious dose of funk, it still retains a warm-summer soul that will keep the fillies moving. then, as a little sax break goes to our head, were flipped and the beats and bass get sleazy and old school. killer! mr. weeks beings some 90s flow to the table on his remix. working the guitar licks and bassline hard but always retaining a smooth as silk groove, phil shows just how to keep the dancefloor cookin. a beautiful house record from one of the very best. >yairos 303 acid< mix of overside finds us getting upside down and inside out. serious funk with an injection of some classic acid styles. final cut >the shake< sees jairo roll out drums. a lazy bassline is swarmed by ripping snares and a host of percussive sites and sounds. a perfect close to a pretty much perfect ep.
silicone souls darkroom dubs label has pulled off quite a coup with their latest release. taking a retrospective look through the labels archive, the duo approached some of their favourite producers, asking them to rework and give their own take some of the music from previous releases... and boy are we in for a treat! the coup in question was the securing of the talents of a certain mr robag wruhme. currently enjoying the acclaim generated from his exquisite long player, >thora vukk< (pampa), wruhme has kindly turned his attention to remixing extrawelts >neuland< for darkroom dubs. the lead track from their 2010 >neuland< marked a key moment for the label, as silicone soul celebrated the signing of an act that they had admired for many years. robag provides not one, but two reworks of the stunning original, each as impressive and moving as the other. the second rework sees john selway turning filippo mancinelli & allen mays >the hills< on its head. the deepness of the 2009 original, is still in evidence as the atmospheric sounds sweep within selways wonderfully driving tech reconstruction.
played by: len faki, hot chip, seth troxler, terence fixmer, zdar, technasia, deetron, dj feadz, joris voorn,... darkroom dubs re-issue two early 90s techno monsters ! we are delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to re-release two of our all time favourite records on darkroom dubs. both really shaped our love and appreciation of electronic music when we first heard them at the arches and the sub club. ..
played by: john digweed, dj hell, charles webster , luciano, audiofly... its time for the second installment of darkroom dubs limited edition vinyl series, showcasing the exquisite talents of hamburgs arne schaffhausen & wayan raabe aka extrawelt. it all began with a chance meeting at last years fusion festival in berlin, where label bosses silicone soul witnessed first hand the full effect of extrawelts jawdropping live performance. a few beers and a chat later, and a plan was hatched for the duo to release a record for darkroom dubs
fresh from the joys of their darkroom dubs vol.ii compilation sampler, silicone souls label returns with the first in a new >limited vinyl< series. launching things in fine style and making a very welcomed debut on the label are rising stars craig torrance and philip hochstrate with >surgery successful<. on remix duty is one of the leading lights of the dutch and world house scene, boris werner. with a host of open hats, jazzy snare rolls, and crisp drum work, he adapts the dreamy elements of the original to create a wonderful rework.