after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
a benchmark project that has been in fruition over the past year, one against time is the magnum opus of john dimas career. it is a pivotal milestone that embodies his depth of knowledge and his personal fascination with the mysteries of life and the universe. spread across 14 tracks, one against time sees dimas really broaden his artistic capabilities, drawing from a melting pot of influences and woven together by his desire to channel a feeling of intrigue and curiosity taking a journey outward into the deepest recesses of outer space while simultaneously traveling inward to that same area of deep space inside his own soul...
elephant moon proudly welcomes one of our good friends from barcelona, sonodab.
sonold is the starting point for this four-track ep. there’s a distinct air of mystery looming over this minimal workout. the globulous bassline bounces along supporting by clapping beats with an eerie tone that prevails throughout.
this is followed by more alluring atmospherics on ‘aporia’, a track that has an elastic b-line and every once in a while an enchanting melody drifts in, switching up the vibe turning things a little more dreamlike.
turn the record and prepare to embark on a ‘random night’. this is sonodab turning up the energy levels and taking you on a trip into another dimension to close out the ep ‘elecmann’, plays out like an ode to the good old electro days, slightly reminicent of juan atkins’ early work as model500. like the rest of the tracks on this release, sonodab adds soft pads in places to change the mood and keep things moving.
giammarco orsini is back on elephant moon with wider perspective, a four track ep of dance floor bombs displaying his diversity as a producer. opening with back to the future, a straight up house club killer with a slightly retro feel. up next up is inner path, a track with a throwback of jungle and breaks era on the b side electric love showcases giammarco s signature sound and the last track moonlight allows him to present a deeper cut overflowing with warmth and emotion.
italian duo minimono are next to release on elephant moon. side a takes off with the title track, a funky number with groovy bassline, timeless beats and glorious pads. next up is cronimo , which has a disco-inflected rhythm at its core. on the flip, long afterwards maintains the unmistakeable minimono sound, introducing vocal clips to bring a human element to the music this is a jazzy, funk-laced roll out. finally, i see you brings things down to a slower pace which gives you time to absorb the whole ep while also investigating new terrain. a beautiful collection of music we re sure you ll agree. catch it while you can!
elephant moon proudly presents russian producer plantae (artyom zlobin).. his love for contemporary electronic music came a little later in life, with early influences coming from the worlds of old rock, jazz, hip-hop and older electronic recordings. he has a deep-seated love for nature, and counts art, design, books and film among his inspirations outside of music. on this ep he channels all his influences into four nuanced cuts, straight from his laboratory to john dimas, the head scientist at elephant moon.
steadily building up his profile within the realm of heads down techy house music, lee burton lands on elephant moon with an ep that fizzes with production flair while retaining a serious floor-minded focus. -15:30 (the jam)- bounces along with the kind of slinky, shuffling energy you d expect from an early cynosure record, while -12 angry apes- keeps the swing up while heading towards a more upbeat headspace. -osmosis- is one of the standout jams on the record, managing perfect threads of piano and chord in the mix to make for a sharply honed club track. -racily- then rounds the ep off with a diversion into lush electro, maintaining the soothing tones from the rest of the
incl. 2 locked grooves! elephant moon hits us with a super dope batch of new music this spring. the new release is a collection of music from several different artists and demonstrates the diversity of the labels output. across four brand new tracks were presented with smooth grooves, odd, whimsical sound design and dynamic dance floor rollers.
elephant moon continues its steady schedule of releases with a brand new ep from label owner john dimas and danish talent samuel andre madsen (aka s.a.m). on this fresh new release we re treated to two tracks from monsieur dimas and two from s.a.m. to open we have a quirky little space jam called moon patrol by john dimas. it has chunky percussion at its foundation with off-key chimes and cosmic pads giving it an interstellar feel. samuel s reshaped for moonwalk mix puts john s mix on a diet, making it far lighter and focusing on the ethereal elements turning it into a sweet galactic ditty. on the flip we get a sombre bossa nova ride from s.a.m., all jazzy with a grooving bassline and galloping beats. its a cool, laid back riddim from the dane and were sure youll love it. john dimas gives the track his own monday mix, bringing the tempo down even more and crafting a delicate heady rework.
repress !! hot off the back of the first release, a crisp collab with his mate djebali, we have french duo zendid with a collection of cosmic deepness. across four tracks they explore the dark matter of the universe, transmitting alluring frequencies to seduce your mind, body and soul onto the dance floor. each track has its own character yet works within a similar sound ethic, deep, sexy and celestial.
introducing a brand new label from berlin-based greek, john dimas. elephant moon is a platform conceived by john to simply collect and release music from his talented group of friends. having built up a strong reputation thanks to his excellent back catalogue of productions on labels such as one records and la vie en rose, he decided that now is the time to dedicate his deep knowledge of house and techno to running a label of his own.