UNDERGROUND SOUND SUICIDE BOX SET (8X12 INCH LP+ USB + SLIPMAT)
8x12" Vinyl D20.12.18
!! 45 % off / 45% rabatt !!! 8x12 inches! custom made usb device! inclusive slipmat! this collection is a must own piece for wax lovers and fans of loco dice, but also for fans of contemporary, club owning house and techno.
loco dice has unveiled his darkly eclectic album ‘love letters, a 15-track embodiment of his diverse production range. featuring the latest single ‘were alive, the most highly anticipated record of his recent sets. dices third studio album after ‘7 dunham place and ‘underground sound suicide sees him reflecting on his musical influences and connections to dusseldorf and beyond. the album is packed with the producers typically forceful tones, which blur the lines between house and techno. utillising the bristling sounds and smooth drum beats, dices love letters album serves as an aural embodiment of the tones which make his sound so unique. throughout ‘love letters, dice uses his own vocals more frequently than on previous albums, which makes the production both trippier and more personal, representing past and present.
desolat label boss loco dice kicks off 2018 in fine style with a huge new single which sees the him reflecting on his musical roots and his connection to dusseldorf, detroit and beyond, whilst giving a taster for a brand new long player to come later in the year. dices recent past has seen the master of robust house and techno funk serve up killer remixes of mobys classic ‘go and release his underground sound suicide album, whilst continuing to headline the biggest clubs and festivals around the world. at the same time, he has directed his endless passion and musical sensibilities to bare upon his desolat label, with a stream of records released from some of the most exciting artists around and supported by djs across the globe. now though the stage is set for the first new loco dice original recording in some time and it is sure to see him once more at heart of the global scene. the bristling ‘roots is a typically forceful track that blurs the lines between house end techno. it has twitchy synths bringing the energy to hurried drums as smooth chords add real soul. the claps are coarse & edgy, whilst dices own dark vocals bring a brooding atmosphere and the whole thing is a synapse firing rave-up that cannot fail to detonate any dance floor. an instrumental is also included for even more visceral thrills. this timely new single is the lead track from dices latest album project, entitled love letters and to be released later in 2018.
livio & roby return to desolat with brand new lp phantom circles which features collaborations with some of the hottest producers in the scene including guti, julian perez, ryan crosson, martin buttrich, enzo siragusa, hector, premiesku, tini, andrea oliva and cesar merveille. phantom circles will be released on triple viny
desolat label boss loco dice is back with what is sure to be a massive autumn package: he has remixed the seminal dance track ‘go’ by the legendary moby, twice, and has made it all his own in the process. moby needs little introduction: the american dance producer and live performer’s albums are classics of the genre that are celebrated far and wide. they have been used on thousands of adverts, have given rise to hit singles all over the world and have made him one of the most celebrated electronic music stars of our time. his ‘go’ track was what started it all for him back in the 90’s, and was a bona fide club classic of the day. it still resonates today and always gets crowds going. now it has been remixed twice by loco dice, who has added his own stamp to it in distinctive fashion. his first excellent version is eight minutes of chunky and tribal drums, with rubber kicks, clipped horn stabs and big hits all building the pressure. those most famous vocal cries really finish it off in style, and ensure that dance floors will go wild whenever it is dropped, as do wonky synths and big piano chords at the breakdown. the second version is more emotive, with big sweeping strings smeared in the background to help make it all the more dramatic, teary eyed and impactful on the floor. this one is for the peak time in any set and is sure to make the most memorable moment of any night. both remixes here pack a real punch, and whilst remaining true to the original, they both sound just like you would expect from modern dance heavyweight loco dice.
loco dices desolat kicks off 2016 with a brilliant new ep from romanian trio premiesku aka long term friends livio, roby and george g. they have close associations with the label and have done for years, and after their great debut album indirect in 2012, are now a very real force in the dance world.
loco dices desolat label serves up a huge package here from russias finest underground house and techno production and dj export, tripmastaz. his four track ep is a testament to his ability to cook up chunky club groves that cannot fail to make their mark
the new desolat x-sampler comes as a 2x12 inch package with eight tracks, and includes a download code that gives the buyer those eight tracks in digital format, plus another six digital tracks. in keeping with tradition it features a combination of artists who have already graced desolat before and artists who make their debut on the label.
on their return to desolat barcelona based musicians pulshar deliver a deliciously deep and trippy ep following on from 2010s critically acclaimed album inside, spanish duo aphro and pablo bolivar aka pulshar return to desolat with the different drum ep, and all four tracks showcase the deeply hypnotic yet richly soulful sounds which the duo are synonymous with.
on his new release for desolat, chilean producer aldo cadiz stays true to his musical vision. tightly programmed beats, heavy dose of rhythms, haunting soundscapes. if youre looking for the good times on the dance floor, here is your soundtrack. enjoy!
benny rodrigues is not only a nice dude with his first 12inch for desolat. his recording career goes way back to early collaborations with afrojack or darko esser, as rod he releases on klockworks and clr, has remixed josh wink and dj pierre. the list can go on, but well focus on our lovely release here. somewhere between relentless prime time techno and stripped-down house grooves, with woozy chords carried on a jet-stream of tight rhythms, this is definitely our favorite benny rodrigues release. enjoy!
allì borèm returns to desolat with two smashing tracks accompanied by dj rafik. there is quite a way that allì borèm went since scotch your mind, his debut release on desolat in 2011, that was compiled by sven väth for in the mix the sound of the twelfth season. with 2 new tracks allì develops further his musical vision with peak time sound of once and psychotic funk of jonk. the release is completed with a remix by dj rafik. rafik, founding member of lordz of fitness and dj who won dmc world championship 6 times, stands for a unique club sound - an eclectic mix of electronic music, breakbeat, hip hop and rock. with his impressive skills on the mpc, rafik turns once into a serious electro-funk floor shaker.
three ways to move is a collection of delicate dub and chord driven tracks by pablo bolivar,barcelona based one half of pulshar - the band who released remarkable album inside on desolat in 2010 - and avantroots productions.feel free to find your way to move in the world of smooth pulsating bass lines, tender frequencies,echoes and sweet melodies.
some notorious electronic music talents have started their careers as percussionists. and so did yaya, but his tale is different to all the rest. his new release for desolat takes a unique, upbeat approach to 4/4 beats: combining heartfelt benin influences - samples from dialogue and traditional ballads - with the stretched-out tension and release of balearic and the bubbling pops and stutters of tech house, plus the occasional kickback to a commodore64 high score melody. raised in turin, italy, rhythm was his lifeblood for yassin legali, also known as yaya, from an early age. his father was the lead vocalist and percussionist for mbamina, a band consisting of musicians from benin, zaire, italy and cameroon. mbamina released eight albums, collaborated with artists like manu dibango and salif keita, were sponsored by paco rabanne and played all over africa, including a show for the presidents of senegal and france. their final show was with james brown in paris in 1985 - the year yaya was born. well-versed in his fathers legacy, yaya grew up playing drums and djembe, and at the age of 15, began performing as a percussionist in turin clubs. just one year later, he was already djing, playing funk, soul, afrobeat, house and garage. manu dibango and fela kuti found a spot in his crate next to records by masters at work and dimitri from paris: contrasts of rhythm and structure that pervade his music to this very day.
loco dices desolat label welcomes uk artist waff for its next ep, a meaty four tracker by the name of hanzz sup. in recent times, waff has really established himself as one of the beacons of main room house and techno around the world. from standout sets at key ibiza clubs to gigs at fabric, london via big underground hits on labels like drumcode, cocoon and hot creations, he is a real man of the moment. the title track opens the ep in fine style with hulking great big kicks reverberating down low as wonky tones and scattered percussion add more heat. barreling along and taking no prisoners, it is a hugely physical drum track with spoken word mutterings piling on the pressure. making just as big an impression but in less direct ways, the shuffling and bubbling karimba is a skittish, busy affair with tribal drums and vocal chants all layered up into something that is sure to become anthemic in ibiza this summer. on the flip side hypnotised works on getting into your brain with tight, scurrying drum and percussive patterns that never let up. its a dense, busy arrangement that makes for a high octane ride. last of all inception takes on more of a house feel, with well swung, low slung drums bringing the groove as hammering hits and frosty synth lines keep busy up top. this is house and techno that makes a big impact from one of the most on point producers out there right now.
ibiza based francisco allendes makes a welcome return to desolat for his next release, a fine ep that marks something of a new direction for the man across its four great tracks. first up, 2agility queen is a raw bit of jacking house with clipped vocals offered up by dance manias dj dmc, bulky drums and classic cow bell tinkles all making for a sweaty and heavy house kicker.
youandme is acclaimed collaborative project between berlin based pair martin and daniel. they make raw, emotive underground sounds and martin recently turned out a well received full length album on ornaments that explored far and wide. they did official works for artists like moodymann, radio slave, seth troxler, lawrence and many others. they also run rotary cocktail and 3 other mysterious labels...
adapter makes his debut on desolat naples native antonio russo aka adapter joins the desolat family with a sublime four track ep entitled ‘gain. with previous outings on the likes of get physical, octopus or viva, adapter already proved to be in a rich vein of form, and here he goes one step further
estonian upstart merimell joins desolat with this four track forward thinking ep that is pushing the boundaries of the house and techno genre. with nods to moombahton and trap, the ‘cyber seduction ep is set to pique the interest of those looking for something a little different. ‘cyber seduction is a futuristic staccato cut that itches and scratches.
luca agnelli returns to desolat for his first solo outing following on from his joint effort alongside marco faraone for desolat x in 2013, luca agnelli turns in a solo release for desolat in april 2015
the romanian trio premiesku, who comprise of livio, roby and george g, return this december with the aproape ep, their fourth outing on desolat. those that were there at the beginning of the journey will recognize that premieskus approach remains the same as ever - playful organic experimentation, sometimes groovy, sometimes hypnotic, resulting in eclectic analogue sounds of the finest calibre. the apropape ep is a unique package containing four-vinyl only tracks. buyers will then receive a download code to unlock the additional four tracks. as ever, three perspectives, no rush, no rules, just love for the music.
argentine musician daniel melingo is an established artist in his own right in the tango world, and his powerful and distinctive track narigon from 2005 is a classic, that got its deserved vinyl release on desolat special edition 002. this november desolat is proud to unveil three fantastic official remixes of narigon from radio slave & thomas gandey, ario and guti.
butch returns to desolat this october for a long time now, butch has been regarded as one of the most versatile producers in electronic music and his releases across a range of different labels including sei es drum, cocoon, rekids and visionquest reflect this.
frankfurts robert dietz first solo release on desolat robert dietz has been one of the most consistent producers around in recent years, with releases on a diverse assortment of labels including cecille, cadenza, running back and saved records. while roberts your so hood track featured on the desolat x sampler back in march, then this will be his long-awaited debut solo release on desolat, and as one would expect from such a talented producer it is a an striking ep.
traumer aka romain reynaud has been plugging away of late with a string of fresh material surfacing in 2014, much of which has seen the blossoming producer pick up support from the likes of mr.g, franck roger, and doc martin to name but a few. here we see romain join the roster of loco dices desolat imprint. across the double pack we see traumer skilfully explore a range of styles, opening cut hoodlum eases us in nicely with a bass-driven, funk-infused groove fuelled by jazzy melodies and gritty drum sounds.
german hot shot sable sheep is next up on the famed desolat x series bursting onto the seen in 2011 with releases on moon harbour, be as one, and defected records sub-label dftd, sable sheep has quickly positioned himself at the forefront of the new breed of electronic music producers.
spanish artist cuartero debuts with the dynamic abandonado ep on desolat x the desolat x series welcomes in spring with a package of peak-time house rollers by spains rising star cuartero, who has already caused a stir with previous releases on labels such as viva music, moon harbour recordings and butchs bouq records
special remarks: full cover artwork by luio onassis, inside-out print, download code for free mp3 and a bonus track! born in teheran and raised in berlin, up and coming producer nyma presents an exciting and refreshing take on the deeper shades of house and techno.
few djs and producers have had the longevity and success that jerome has had throughout his career and even fewer can lay claim to having graced such esteemed labels as planet e, drumcode, defected and renaissance to name but a few. on the bicept ep jerome sydenham takes time out from running his renowned house imprint ibadan records to deliver the fantastic four track bicept ep for desolat.
following his well-received animals ep with paola poletto on desolat in the summer 2012, loco dices imprint is pleased to welcome back francisco for a solo ep that sees him continue his fine production form.
desolat celebrate their 5th anniversary with a very special edition of their annual sampler- this edition not only sees artists from the desolat family turn in exclusive tracks, but also sees loco dice supply a first mix on desolat (desolat mix001).
after two releases on desolat x, mannheim based producer basti grub steps up with a sublime 4 track ep on desolat. having garnered the support of the likes of sven vaeth, villalobos, luciano and matthew dear, basti grubs productions ooze a life-long affinity with electronic music. following the well received primavera album on his label höhenregler, grubs first ep for desolat exemplifies his homogenous mixture of grooving techno, swing-sounds, ethnological influences and his typical grube-estique drums. and we dare to say that asante sana is the best basti grub ever. enjoy!
berlin based producer and dj philipp maier aka sante has already an impressive discography on labels like cocoon, rekids, souvenir, 8bit. on desolat he debuts with a remarkable 4 track 12inch. sante has the groove and engineers a exciting houndtrack to the future house partys.
its impossible to sum up a career of dj sneak in few words, so well try with just couple of terms that might serve as a brief introduction to the world of the one of the scenes most vibrant djs and producers: in 1992 dj sneak began recording music. he released some of house music defining tracks on defiant, henry street music, relief, cajual, 83 west, downtown 161, strictly rhythm, classic (...) to name a few. 20 years later he is still one of hardest working producers around, one of the most in demand djs, and as always a full time house gangster. this summer he is responsible for a hard-hitting 4 track – ep which will be his debut on desolat. enjoy!
francisco allendes, a classic violinist with a synth rock background, one of the most interesting electronic music artists from chile, already released on ghostly, cadenza and several other labels. italian born dj, producer and ibiza resident paola poletto, is not only the first female dj to ever perform at pacha - she is also a graduated sound engineer. together francisco and paola are not only the nicest couple of dance music, but as a producer team they are also about to leave a deep mark on the musical landscape. their desolat debut is a 4 track ep with their unique view on house music, full of optimism, fun and sundrenched grooves. enjoy!
desolat welcomes shlomi aber on desolat x, a series for relentless dance tracks. head honcho of be as one imprint, and one of the influential artists of the recent time, debuts on desolat with rough steps, an ep brimming with great tracks, and first 4 track 12inch in shlomis career. chunky groove and hallucination, rolling hi-hats and irresistible bass lines - its all here and it hold all that shlomi is known for. enjoy!
premiesku, a project from romanian duo livio & roby in collaboration with their pal george g, pays tribute to analogue sources and vintage devices - for them its all about touching knobs and faders, modulating oscillators, building their own consoles, interacting with their gear and taking time to experiment. not for nostalgia, but for the love of organic grooves, spiritedness of sounds and a serious portion of soul in their music.
bimas is a perfect proof that fresh and highly effective club music doesnt need much more than a free, creative approach and a good sense for igniting grooves. his desolat x debut comes strong with a versatile three-tracker, consisting of the rough-edged primetime tool never say goodbye, the charming groover post the music - both highlights in loco dice sets of the past months - as well as the tribalistic pain of our life. ex-phonica member hector, who caused some serious euphoria on house floors worldwide with his latest productions on saved, mobilee, nrk, tsuba and 2020vision, rounds the ep with a remix, stripping down pain of our life and giving it a moody and hypnotic outfit.
two tracks from tinis debut album tessa get a remix treatment by carl craig and pulshar. carl craig, a creative visionary, electronic music icon from detroit, founder of the seminal planet e label, exposes the essence of my shine and turns it to a serious peak time track. pulshar, desolats musical heavyweights and travellers between spacious songcraft and the futuristic outer-reaches of the dub techno, appear here with their remake of mine has a shower, a pure balearic bliss.
second release in 2012 is pirupas hard rocking debut on desolat. his party non stop is not only a trip down memory lane crossing paths of hip house as vocal version and early ravish bleep sounds as instrumental. its first and foremost a house sound of now - with attitude. dj qu, the man behind strength music, rounds up the ep with a healthy dose of drama with his epic raw remix.
giueseppe cennamo, head honcho of carillon records and a true gentleman from naples, returns to desolat with 4 inimitable tracks. let your love flow with its infectious minimal groove and mantra-like sample repetition, stomping >dont move<, bass heavy >marimba< which was one of loco dice secret weapons for a while now, and a stumbling >dance till tomorrow< with its spooky shouts – here we have 4 inimitable dancefloor tracks on coloured 12 inch with a label artwork by samitoon
we are happy to present new basti grub 12 inch on desolat. expanding on the foundation laid on his > me sabe a porro<, basti returns with the gang. > walking in my blues< feat. agent! is a relentless percussive track for peak time dance floors. > mediante< feat. mike trend is raw rhythmic piece with quirky vocal samples. on >hang over< basti grub moves further on a search for the beauty between rhythm patterns and delivers one captivating, fragile, 11 minutes long epic - dance music for those special moments
the 12 inch is an 4 track - extract taken from her full album on desolat. it kicks off with compelling minimal house vibes of >fail better<, >mine has a shower< is a wink to the adopted spaces and unlikely comrades of an island dedicated to music, >triptease< veers slightly closer to a boompty house pattern and >maria, luise and bert< bolster the record with relaxed dancefloor vibes
music always played a significant role in the life of javier viudez and rainer serrat and the quest for the music made them leave their hometowns mallorca and barcelona and move to london where they met each other and started sharing a studio in 2004. constant flow of releases on labels like serialism, safari electronique, vinyl club and serious club gigs followed. here javier and rainer kick off a new chapter and team up for 4 tracks, tales of lost memories and other-worldiness of early morning hours, that were some of the best kept secrets of loco dice sets this summer. the repetitive title track “scusas” with its hypnotic, scale wandering staccato bassline, >rainer nostalgia< with its uplifting vocal shouts, the timberlake infected, driving >nuevo cedar< or any other piece of this collection, these boys seem to have a golden hand for stripped down grooves
grammy nominated hannover producer martin buttrich gets down to business with this sharply delineated four track ep, his first release since his >crash test< lp on desolat. buttrich is known for his deft hand with spacious, warm tracks that crackle and snap. his propulsive techno and house music re filled with compressed living sounds. on tracks like >fireball< and >magic market<, crisp percussion shimmers around snug-fitting basslines, with snares and toms moving the speaker cones insistently. >fireball< will quietly smash the dancefloor, with rhythms so taut you could bounce nickels off them. the heavy kick of >rocket< anchors it to agitated drums slowly enveloped by a melodic soup, inflected with disrupted noises as it sweeps over the listener. >20 ways< has a reflective and fresh feel, like city lights seen through rain, with a peppy beat that swaggers along. then theres that bass again, bringing disarming warmth, and always with the underlying influences of reggae, hip hop and soul... music lovers who purchase the vinyl release will be treated to a free download voucher for all the digital versions, as well as additional bonus tracks. the 4 bonus tracks wont be available to digital-only customers at this time
with the toughness of detroit house and the weirdness of chicago acid, scotch absolutely destroys all the dancefloors! richie hawtin newcomer allì borèm jumps headfirst into digital-age hedonism, with these two reduced, swinging cuts that have all the abandon and humour of a late night lock-in. this gentleman hails from rome, where he cut his teeth in recording studios across the city and as a dj has been responsible for plenty of discoteca mischief. expect these two playful, bleepy, bouncing tracks to give you much joy on the dancefloor.
QUE CARA E ESSA / STACEY PULLEN REMIX (GREEN COLOURED)
coloured 12" Vinyl D09.05.11
desolat is proud to present a release where veterans meet manon aka manon maeder has been part of the swiss techno and house scene since the early nineties. starting with illegal parties in bern, later involvement in legendary early days afterhours at the >oxa” in zurich, followed by first productions in 1996, residency at >hive< club and her involvement with the >vision< festival, manon is today probably more thrilling than ever before. for desolat, she delivers remarkable tracks that sound like a sonic snapshot of a balearic sunset. pat carnal speaks about manon getting lost in brasil 20 years ago and the conversation was recorded at one >formbar< afterhour. guitar virtuoso mats küpfer added his part at studio willeneger in bern. we d like to tell you more about >que cara é essa” but its probably better to listen to the music. first remix comes from another veteran and one of our heroes, stacey pullen, a kosmik messenger and an innovator from the second wave of detroit techno. he takes vocal snippets from the original and wraps them up in his trademark percussive, driving, stripped down sound. second remix comes from desolats own tini representing a new generation of electronic music talents. she turns manons original in a dark claustrophobic shaker that will gently take you by the hand and stay on your side until the next sunrise
aldo cadiz, chilean dj and producer, head of disco royal music and resident of santiago beats already crossed our paths with his collaborations with basti grub on desolat x007. he returns to desolat with solo productions and here you have chance to dive into aldo’s world of dance music where south american rhythms meet fragments of musical heritage of detroit. mastered with love by enrico mercaldi, the desolat x series continues to release raw tracks that literally invite the dj to play with loops, hooks and create something new. but you can also just put the needle on the colored record and let the groove treat your dancefloor nicely
2011 has arrived in a flurry of light and shadows,and with it,this release on desolat x,the special edition series that features music for dance floors.this time on blue vinyl and artwork by florian pohl. a natural at manipulating the soundwaves and musical algorithms,dragosh has been infiltrating music software since the age of 15, based on a healthy obsession with the foundation of snare and bass. raised in bucharest his roots run to house,jazz,hip hop and before that, romanian folk and the stories intricately interwoven therein.as a budding physicist,who currently resides in italy,were sure youll agree dragoshs work embodies the elusive hunt for dark matter within the curvature of spacetime:disembodied and floating. afterdark antigravity vibes never felt so good.
desolat are proud to present davide squillace. the rain might be slow to depart in northern europe, but this spring release from prolific dj, producer and a stand-up friend of the desolat family davide squillace should help to transform any lingering clouds into smoke-like cirrus swirls. time to warm up for summer! >what about the vice< is an urgent, bouncy, hissing number to take the dancer deep. / repress (black vinyl)
desolat is happy to announce a new 12inch by giuseppe cennamo. born in naples, italy in 1980, giuseppe took to the turntables at age 13. following the legacy of fellow napolitanos like marco carola, danilo vigorito and davide squillace, he took the inspiration of classic house and melodic synths to build his own brand of tech. his tracks on several labels got a lot of peak time play and caught the ears of loco dice. fortuitously, after a break to clear his head, mr cennamo decided to take the inspiration of a loco dice dj set to create something specifically tailored for desolat, which resulted in this release.this particular slice of vinyl is aimed squarely at the djs - with the title track amanecer digging deep into the pads, a cantering kick and gentle swing that hints at detroit forefathers. cuando tu quieres stomps its heels and morphs into a very whimsical bouncing house burner: plenty of fun to be had with this one. dejame asi feels like a spaghetti western re-imagined with the help of a conical moving laser beam, a childrens choir and a bag full of kazoos while the rest of nothing is a reduced, pinocchio-like percussion-driven track with an insistent bassline
christmas is a time for people to come together. in that tradition, desolat celebrates a year packed full of music, with the second yearly christmas label sampler: a showcase of inspiring heavyweights alongside fresh talent from two continents, wrapped up in a big shiny bow. while last years christmas vinyl sampler was red, this years sampler will be blue: simply a beautiful sounding item in our favourite music format. all artists featured on the sampler have released music on desolat previously: some as special guests, some as cherished label staples. legendary chicago producer dj sneak jumps into the fray with a contemporary salsa-kissed house jam at a strapping pace, taste-making french don franck roger similarly digs deeps with the agile burner >egotrippin<. desolats taste for dancefloor atmospherics is further exemplified by loco dices stripped back and frisky track >dont make signal<, and martin buttrichs playful >roads<. livio & roby, premiesku, yaya and guti & audiofly also contribute their own takes on the desolat sound: with crunchy, sample-flecked grooves aplenty. its been a watershed year for desolat, with a super-wide variety of singles, remixes and long players by artists such as pulshar, ricardo villalobos, thomas melchior, marco passarani and der räuber & der prinz: musical explorations of submarine-worthy proportions. we are excited to see what 2011 will bring… stay tuned
12inch full of music with a definite sense of place. eerie synthesiser pulses, funk-infused drums and languid guitar-scapes have been part of the musical topology of düsseldorf since the early seventies: and this particular release pays full tribute to that legacy, with jagd auf den hirsch (hunt for the stag) comprising an eerie piece of swampy lazer-forest rock. this sound is also a modern day staple of düsseldorfs nightlife at the salon des amateurs, a small bar attached to the kunsthalle art gallery that is an oasis of hypnotic disco nightmares. the salon is where der räuber und der prinz made their first live appearance in 2008 (when the original composition for moogwalzer was debuted), and both members of the band frequently play there: ralf beck with his bodyrocking club act unit 4 and sebastian as half of art-rock duo noblesse oblige. meanwhile two of the guests on this release - detlef weinrich also known as toulouse lowtrax, contributing words about a ghostly maiden on moogwalzer, and thomas klein contributing drums to jagd auf den hirsch - are both original members of the quintessential düsseldorf act kreidler. salon dj resident vladimir ivkovic also had a hand in the creative clarion call for the jagd auf den hirsch (hunt for the stag). to complete the circle, düsseldorfs new resident and desolat mainstay guti wrote his remix in the middle of the night in buenos aires, as a kind of letter to his new home-to-be. there we have it: a true tribute to a city we love, with tracks for the dancefloor as well as moments of melancholic contemplation.
desolat are happy to see this notorious romanian duo continue to stoke the buzz with a brand spanking new release, after a brief hiatus. livio & roby bring their signature contemporary blend of house music roots and simmering techno!
desolat are proud to present davide squillace. the rain might be slow to depart in northern europe, but this spring release from prolific dj, producer and a stand-up friend of the desolat family davide squillace should help to transform any lingering clouds into smoke-like cirrus swirls. time to warm up for summer! >what about the vice< is an urgent, bouncy, hissing number to take the dancer deep.
desolat are proud to present basti grub. basti is a young talented german producer and label owner from the vibrant frankfurt area. his musical journey begins at the age of 14 with a birthday present - an roland mc303 - and since then basti grub shapes his musical vision day and night. he regularly sent beats and tracks to dice who tested them on the road. after a while we had a collection of tracks for a nice 12inch and we simply had to share this music with you: modern groovin house with influences from all over the place. the 12inch comes on colored vinyl with fine artwork by our man florian pohl and will remain a collectors item.
back in stock !!! crash test is a long player, a four to the floor album that can be listened to from start to finish. an organic sequence of shifting moods to sublimate existing minimal house or techno paradigms. the lp is shaded with bass weight: a reflective, meandering interpretation of the grooves that have always inspired buttrich: echoes of hip hop, jazz, reggae and soul. emotive tangents hover, punctuated with found sounds & textures recorded in public spaces. / deluxe gatefold coverartwork incl free download code (free access for the hole album and bonus tracks...)
in 2010 desolat continues its one year old x series with m.in: >sing and blow at the same time<. m.in is an young artist from frankfurt area developing his individual music taste by being open-minded towards other genres. his interpretation of house / tech-house is spiced up with jazz, soul and afrobeat elements in order to present a varied and sophisticated blend to his audience and led to numerous well received solo releases and remixes for radio slave and italoboyz amongst others. m.ins house and his versatile beat programming caught our attention a long time ago - and the title track here simply seemed to be tailor-made for loco dice and his sets. >sing and blow at the same time< was probably one of the best kept secrets since last summer and now it’s time to reveal it. this new desolat x will be the first in the series to be available as a digital file as well. its coloured vinyl, with artwork by florian pohl and mastering by enrico mercaldi, will remain a collectors item - great sounding and good looking.
timeless dancefloor fire gets a timely seasonal release on this exclusive double 12 inch pack. its the first compilation of artists from the desolat family - and its a manifesto of sorts, showcasing the different facets of the desolat sound. these artists, in their own ways, unpack multiple meanings of house & techno to create unique tangents. munichs tini steps out with her debut release: a staggered, raw dance track representative of her electrifying, wired-up dj sets. its the first solo outing on desolat for studio guru martin buttrich: his sensitive manipulation of delicate sonic quicksand underpinned with an insistent beat. argentine muso guti drops his second release on desolat, contributing chipped down spatial melodies following his first 2x12inch on the label, las cosas que no se tocan. loco dice brings his hip hop roots via heavyweight bassline and disembodied groove to truly shake up the house and overturn expectations. shimmering swing is the thing for romanian duo livio & roby featuring george g as premiesku, enunciating their very own definition of dance. lastly, desolats african-italian man yaya develops his sound further - displaying his musical upbringing with a punchy effusive get-up-and-dance vibe. its a fine way to end the year - six glimmering tracks wrapped up on desolats very special 10th release!
a classically-trained jazz virtuoso and national rock n roll hero in argentina, gutis double 12inch pack for desolat will leave you in no doubt of his ability to twist a snaking groove into something echoingly hypnotic. the tracks contained here are already a favourite in the record boxes of artists like loco dice, carl cox and marco carola, while gutis life story could itself be the subject of a story by jorge luis borges: >i leave to several futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths<. just two years after his first live sets in europe, desolat is proud to present gutis las cosas que no se tocan. the beats follow guti across continents: mr good vibes was composed in a hotel room in stuttgart after an argument with a friend, while the serious dancefloor vibes of sasa, the hustler and ieuuu were channelled in martinez studio. ieuuu and the hustler feature slices of glamorous, haunting vocals by jayson walker, a british singer that guti discovered on myspace. and sasa boasts gutis own vocal touches. meanwhile, the track aguanile is inspired by one of his favourite melodies as a child, one that he’s collected many versions of. the last track on the release, el campeon, reaches a bittersweet ending in the wide open space between percussive trills and a cut-out refrain, inspired by gutis favourite latin storylines of broken hearts and pain.
3 straight dancefloor friendly tracks from arado & den ishu available only on this 12inch!! also supported by: richie hawtin, sven väth, loco dice, luciano, marco carola, karotte, martinez, leon, anja schneider, tini...
20 years time, when vinyl diggers are hunting the most obscure house and techno treasures from the 90s and noughties, theyll probably turn to expert patrick specke for assistance. this dj and producer from düsseldorf is dedicated to the machines that he uses to craft his metallic, shimmying tunes - but hes equally committed to collecting the best pieces of vinyl that walk the earth. you can hear it in his tracks for this desolat release: a solid understanding of the space between the beats and the subtly textured samples that help make up a fine dance-floor groove. tracks like get me out and bitchual linestepper use tight drum loops to build the kind of stealth attack that lends itself to dancefloor damage. on naggin me the building blocks that make up the classiest 4/4 recordings are reshuffled and stretched out - from here to mars and back
desolat is proud to announce that desolat x series goes on with livio & roby pres. premiesku, a project from romanian duo livio & roby, in collaboration with their pal george g. solid, swinging four to the floor patterns take inspiration from classic deep house, detroit techno and tech house. switched up and deconstructed, the result is a hypnotic brew that will see them representing desolat for the first time at cocoon at amnesia this year alongside loco dice and martin buttrich. on this release youll hear snippets of a surreal and breathy flute over top of a thudding kick and a bumping bass-line, or fleeting samples of reed pipe, vocals, ragtime piano or brass dancing on top of technotic, simmering loops
desolat x is a new desolat vinyl only series. the vinyls will be limited! the most popular club tune of loco dices fabulous >7 dunham place<3xlp and cd comes with new extended version, instrumental and acappella. colored vinyl! limited! played by: dj sneak, kenny dope gonzales, dennis ferrer, luciano.... among innumerable others
2 amazing deep tech-house tunes picked by da selecter loco dice himself and a real blockbuster in his set in awhile. supported by: loco dice, laurent garnier, hernan cataneo, marco passarani, dj deep, franck roger, alex attias,...
brilliant 4xlp! a masterpiece!! loco dices much-anticipated debut lp has been created to take the listener on a journey: an album to be treasured as a fine-textured catalogue of the senses. loco dice, who spends much of his time shuttling between the worlds main electronic music ports as an in-demand dj, packed up his studio and relocated to new york city. there, the renowned düsseldorf dj, producer and desolat label head fomented a raw and simmering soundtrack: a nuance-packed collection of sonic interpretations of scenes, characters and moods from the most diverse and mythologised city in the world. the album specifically pays homage to their...
great follow-up to the amazing ribcage - dubfire tune! remix by nea marin. good stuff! v.i.p. supporters: hernan cattaneo, terry lee brown jr., laurent garnier, onur özer, ali schwarz, pablo bolivar, marco italoboyz, d julz, jackmate, matthias tanzmann
limited japan edition !!! first release on desolat, the new label of martin buttrich and loco dice, comes from dubfire (aka ali shirazinia) - one half of the electronic music duo deep dish. the legend says that dubfire created ribcage after he heard one loco dice dj set at dc 10. desolat is now proud to release this mesmerizing techno masterpiece. playlist/top 5 of john digweed, sasha, tiefschwarz, tobi neumann, hernan cattaneo, adam beyer, ... no 1 groove charts
first release on desolat, the new label of martin buttrich and loco dice, comes from dubfire (aka ali shirazinia) - one half of the electronic music duo deep dish. the legend says that dubfire created ribcage after he heard one loco dice dj set at dc 10. desolat is now proud to release this mesmerizing techno masterpiece. playlist/top 5 of john digweed, sasha, tiefschwarz, tobi neumann, hernan cattaneo, adam beyer, ... no 1 groove charts
>patio de juegos<, which translates as >playground<, is a wonderful multi-genre journey through the mind of an artist who is both on top of his game, and on the rise towards the stars. lashings of his ever-present south american heritage infuse with incredibly intricate and perfectly simple house structures that give the whole album its almost >child at play< ethos that is rarely found in electronic music. future club hits such as >wanna be<, with its nod to the historical upbeat lineage of house music, and >all the girls<, with its chugging rhythm, trickling piano loops and erotic vocals sit effortlessly alongside more experimental and jazz inspired tracks such as the explorative >still here<. another fine example is >sun<, with its deep bass line punctuated with the sun-soaked synths and summer high-hats that export listeners away to a warm utopia. guti produces a number of tracks with high profile artists from both within and outside the dj fraternity - a sign of his increasing popularity within electronica, and also his innate ability to collaborate with more mainstream artists.
pulshar are emerging as true musical heavyweights, with compositions that traverse the borderlands between spacious songcraft and the futuristic outer-reaches of the dub-techno universe. desolat is proud to present pulshars latest longplayer offering. after receiving widespread critical acclaim for his various solo projects and remixes in 2009, the inside lp sees pablo bolivar reunited with the tender tenor tones of aphro for their much-loved pulshar project.
desolat celebrate their 5th anniversary with a very special edition of their annual sampler this edition not only sees artists from the desolat family turn in exclusive tracks, but also sees loco dice supply a first mix on desolat.
were excited to announce that renowned composer and producer martin buttrich will release >crash test< on desolat on 29.3.2010. whether listened to while driving on the highway or on a massive speaker stack at next summer’s festivals, one thing is for sure: crash test will splinter preconceptions. the album is a compilation of tracks, picked from among many works he has created over the last 15 months at his hannover studio and various spaces and places worldwide. each song pays testament to this grammy-nominated artists fluid approach to music composition – an ability to converse with machines, and dive deep into the circuitry of a song. buttrich has spent recent years developing a sound that appeals to both sides of the brain: having dropped records on labels such as planet e, four:twenty, cocoon, poker flat and desolat that encompass the entire spectrum between dreaminess, intuition, warmth, melancholy, and highly calibrated dancefloor precision. meanwhile his catalogue stretches round some of the most influential dance tracks heard around the globe since 1992
loco dices much-anticipated debut lp has been created to take the listener on a journey: an album to be treasured as a fine-textured catalogue of the senses. loco dice, who spends much of his time shuttling between the worlds main electronic music ports as an in-demand dj, packed up his studio and relocated to new york city. there, the renowned düsseldorf dj, producer and desolat label head fomented a raw and simmering soundtrack: a nuance-packed collection of sonic interpretations of scenes, characters and moods from the most diverse and mythologised city in the world