repress 2015 , discos capablanca return with a record from the mysterious detroit-based sharif laffrey (we know little more than his place of birth, and that he likes to ride his bike and warm weather) who brings the heat on the turn it up 12 inch. recorded in detroit in the late 80s and released on a cassette tape compilation in 1988, the original *turn it up* is a long forgotten gem from the period that electro was beginning to morph and mutate into nascent forms of techno. excavated by hugo capablancas label, the track is presented in an edited version that stays true to the original and complemented by an acid dub not dub version that implements plenty of deranged 303 action.
those who physically suffer from dopamine depletion seek ways to experience maximized pleasure. hong kongs hyper everything enfant terrible, s.y. delivers a much darker complex ep than his two previous offerings under a new alias, a creative therapy of sorts apparently dealing with substance abuse and unstable mental conditions which luckily for everyone translates into more leftfield dancefloor gold with the brilliantly nondescript $ lfo and weirdo power drive of the title track on a side, followed on the flip by a surprisingly beautiful ode to concrete music, and a deeply haunting field recording piece that closes a perfectly round ep... or does it? sleeve artwork by matt damhave
ultra limited edition of 50 vinyl. each of these records have a completely unique sleeve hand painted by russian artist andreas golder. vinyl contains music by minneapolis collective food pyramid and a remix from gavin russom. edition of 50, hand painted and signed by the artist.
two dogs in a house is steve summers and ron morelli (l.i.e.s) meanest project to date. rising from the delay saturated muck, pushing the red, straight forward and to the point with no time to waste, these brooklyn dogs started with a simple modus operandi as to make effective, psychedelic tracks that they would want to hear on a proper club system. and you do want to hear dogs anthem in a proper soundsystem. a fat one. rather than a decent follow up to their l.i.e.s. ep, this 12? is an statement by itself, sounding more experimental and raw ?if that?s possible than its predecessor. it evokes chicago, detroit, and industrial records equally, but do not get mixed up: this is a weapon designed to tear dancefloors apart! limited copies , hand numbered.
PHONE SEX (SHARIF LAFFREY NIGHTWORK) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK25.06.18
two berlin underdogs and a detroit ravemaster. a driving force in the very early frankfurt electronics since the late 80s, to hardcore acid in brooklyn in the early 90s, producing legends as carlos peron among many others along his way, adsx aka andre fischer might sound new to many but has been an active part of the underground electronic movement for the last 30 years. benji df aka hanoben is no newbie to the scene either and might have soundtracked your night if you were to be found at clubs like tresor or snax in the late 90s. together they recorded an ode to aural sex, its acid counterpart, and a genius sketch of a club banger. when label honcho capablanca heard the latter had little doubts about commissioning an extended mix to motor city s special forces gen. sharif laffrey aka thee activator, who needs little introduction to the discerning raver ears as the man behind instant acid classics turn it up and always, among others. after countless studio days and nights and endless versions (we stopped counting at 56th) sharif delivers what is possibly his best work to date, an unstoppable 12 minute dancefloor annihilator. to wrap such special release we asked legend alan oldham aka ur s minister of information aka dj t-1000, (also responsible for label designs for transmat, djax, submerge, pure sonik and a long etcetera) to create one of his classic artworks. capablanca deconstructs his center pieces for the fully printed sleeve, and everybody s.c.r.e.a.m.
the second installment from the lap top less dance trilogy. capablanca s diy psychedelic industrial disco exorcism de style gets revisioned here by ypy transmuting top less into a lisergic overdose, alessandro adriani, whose mean mechanic stomper version takes flores feias collab by the hand (chained) to a skinhead dark room, and lipelis magic wand converts lap dance into a russian bathhouse sex-o-ddisey weirdo monster hit.
sharif laffrey is one of the great unsung heroes of detroit s dance music scene, having been instrumental in putting on parties in the motor city for many years and spinning records in all kinds of legendary spots. when he s not busy promoting, laffrey also finds time to turn out productions under aliases such as quadrant and maersk. primarily though, his recent work has been under his own name for the likes of love on the rocks and discos capablanca, who he returns to here with a single sided sure shot entitled always. it s a heated, jacking club track that screams of laffrey s detroit roots, with an early house thrust and wild 80s-style sampling that will set the party alight.
having made their disco capablancas debut back in 2012 with the excellent 12inch shoal, sprawling minneapolis collective food pyramid return to hugo capablancas label for an equally fine second release in the shape of knosssos.
discos casablanca is back... and you know its hot when they drop it! two excellent edits from cvlt, somewhere between wave / cosmic / flamenco / psych blues. hand stamped and hand numbered edition of 300. no repress
late 2008 discos capablanca invited eric d. clark and traxx (nation) to dj at a label party. eric ended up singing live over traxx beats. doing so in a daze, originally an unreleased instrumental by traxx and beau wanzer, evolved into the final version you hear here, combining 808 sounds and a passionate vocal delivery, with the rough and gritty edges still intact.