10 YEARS AND A BIT FEAR OF FLYING
fear of flying return after a lengthy hiatus to celebrate their 10 year anniversary 6 months after it happened. so, tracks from label mainstay blm butt up against newer artists from across the eu, combining together to make a flavoursome sonic stew.
ltd backstock . ivano tetelepta returns to duty on fof after his well received * true colours* lp with a veritable potpourri of tracks in collaboration with various cohorts. first up ivanos collaboration with steve siwalette twists and turns with a steppas beat whilst melodic licks build the track up to its anthemic break. * give me something so i can dance* w/alex jansen roughs things up with a low-slung dirty groove whist ben buiendijk injects an acidic flavour into his collaboration before ivano & bas amro delve deeper with the sweetly melancholic tones of * manolia*.
TRUE COLOURS (2X12 LP)
2x12 Inch LP
fear of flying unleash their first ever lp with dutchman ivano tetelepta undertaking the honours. the 8 tracks on the vinyl are a step away from the traditional straight up 4/4 route that fof usually tread, feeling that for an lp to make a splash in the modern era it has to be more about the flow of tracks as a whole, rather than just a double pack of straight up house beats. there has to be a splash more emotion and feeling with the emphasis on mood. yet that isnt to say there arent club worthy tracks, far from it. the glorious twisted 120 and deep tech funk 119 are custom made for the dancefloor and are exclusive to the vinyl release
THE LAST NINJA (2016 REPRESS)
2016 repress , having provided a remix for the label back in 2010 ethyl & flori now release their first full ep for the label, the last ninja kicks things off with an unmistakable old school tech-house feel which to us at fof recalled the classic architecture dj mix by terry francis with its punchy kick, sharp percussion and imbued uplifting warmth. fornjot by flori on the flip is a different proposition, although still deeply entrenched in a throwback to yesterdays production stylings, this is a much more techno orientated groove with the tracks repeated metallic bass riff anchoring the track in a gloriously hypnotic yet fresh way.
TAKE ME AWAY
** ltd 2016 repress ** the next release on fofs deeper house offshoot sees the labels roster swell to include two producers who are ascending the ranks, their recent >gruff it< track on the hotter than hot >visionquest< label has turned a heads and they look set to continue their upward trajectory. matthew has also released solo projects on john shepheards >retrofit< label as well as providing the debut release for sammy ds >ultrastretch< label. not only that but matthew is currently in the middle of his summer residency at berlins much revered club der visionaere. >take me away< is a pure slice of chord driven deep house and as such is a slight departure for the duo, the melodies inclining towards more melancholic feelings. remixes come from recent fof favourite scahtrax who strips the track right back, injecting a booming bass heavy kick drum & atmospherics to lend the track a more hypnotic tone. label co-owner blm injects a dubbier feel into his take on the flip. finally, matthew burton goes solo for >tell them phill sent ya< - a loose limbed dancefloor workout reminiscent of perlon in their pomp.
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VARIOUS ARTIST 2 EP (2016 REPRESS)
** limited 2016 repress **
for the next instalment on their vinyl only imprint, fear of flying look to producers old & new for the second volume of their various artist ep. two distinct flavours are packed on the vinyl with the a side being the housier of the two schatrax provides just for fun - following on perfectly from his crossover hit get it right with the same deeply phunked up sample based vibe. ivano tetelepta continues his hot streak on the label with lot, very classic sounding in its approach with a real blissed out & sunkissed groove for the forthcoming hot summer months. techno is the main staple of the flip side the analogue cops offer up introduction under their ocp guise. as youd expect from these analogue warriors the groove is raw, the samples peaking and the beats intense. new artist ste roberts rounds things off with booze which takes its cue from studio 1 records of old but ups the ante with tripped out noises and a tougher edge
KOSHIMA (VINYL ONLY)
** limited 2016 repress **
roger gerressen steps up to the plate for the next release on fofs vinyl only imprint - koshima kicks things off with an elongated deep & submerged slice of dubbed out techno while the ante is most definitely upped on the flipsides waka, a shimmering groove with tripped out drums and blissful synth touches. rendang dub plummets once more to the depths - reverbed kicks and claustrophobic bass lending the track a uniquely atmospheric edge.
ETAJUL 13 (2016 REPRESS)
** limited 2016 repress **
next up on fear of flyings vinyl offshoot label regular cally joins up with good pal andi to provide a 3 tracker of stripped down tools. >smelt< kicks things off with its cavernous bass stabs and solid beats whilst >druma< on the flip offers up similar stripped back vibes but injects more of a groove. >etajul 13< is the more dancefloor friendly track on the ep with tougher beats and a driving b-line.
QUEEN OF NOWHERE
first full ep on fear of flying from label co-founder blm since 2010’s ‘step to this. during this time the london based producers sound has found a home on jus eds underground quality label as well as tusba and the secret sundaze imprint to name a few. * queen of nowhere* is an eclectic mix with * 128 grooves* harking back to the golden era of tech house with its crunchy beats and shards of melody imbuing the track with a sense of warmth . * hmrc* delves into electro territory with a melancholy air whilst the flip sides title track * queen of nowhere* is a straight up slice of no nonsense slammin techno. the ep is rounded off nicely by the more off kilter * i got my beno*, a lovingly deep and blissful breakbeat infused ride, perfect for those after hours sessions.
BUSTED LOOP (LTD 2015 REPRESS)
ltd 2015 repress !! release no.9 for fofs deeper house offshoot with >black dynamite< bustin out a 4 tracker of fine house music. >busted loop< is a stripped down, low slung infectious grind, >mothers love< a slo-mo burner with sampled vocal snatches of a classic soul singer. on the flip, >wayback< is the more traditionally obvious deep house cut, a sense of melancholy intwined in the razor sharp beats and >block a< rounds things off with a phunked up groove
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GET IT RIGHT (VINYL ONLY - 2015 REPRESS)
ltd 2015 repress !! fear of flyings next instalment sees the label launch a vinyl only 4 tracker with revered artist schatrax providing the previously unreleased lead track >get it right<. a booming sub bass, a few cut up disco samples and 5 1/2 minutes later you have another fine addition to mr josh brents exceedingly impressive cv. romanian duo egal 3 round off the a side with more than a nod and a wink in the direction of baby ford / thomas melchior in the minimal trippy beats of in their track >siclam<. label coowner blm gets all dubby on his tribute to daughter / dog love on the flip with northern wonder nyra getting all introspective on the deep and slightly darkly edged >casturize<.
MISTS (2015 REPRESS)
ltd 2015 repress
it might be quite obvious to some of you that follow our little label that we have a thing for schatrax. some would call it an obsession but we simply call it a crush. lets face it, the man has made some of the most timeless deep house from these mighty shores that make up the british isles - what s not to love? so, here he is again with mists a track previously unreleased but unmistakably schatrax. submerged beats, a skippy groove and a simple effective riff are the essence of the track while keep on loving injects a glorious uplifting feel with a bouncing b-line and classic piano riff. flipsides the almighty keeps things deep whilst aliena s groove is one of schatrax s signature tracks with it s haunting melancholic riff keeping the emotions high.
ODE RAMMEL (2015 REPRESS)
ltd 2015 repress ** phunked up chicago house styled ep, > til the feelings gone< was already dropped by zip on his recent fabric compilation
VARIOUS ARTISTS VOLUME 3 EP (2015 REPRESS)
2015 repress !
nail provides the lead track for fofs latest vinyl only excursion - originally produced in the same time period as the classic tracks on the ode rammel reissue ep earlier in the year, glazed lay dormant on one of nails dats for many years before being rediscovered and given its first airing now on fof. chunky roughed up house beats are the order of the day here, a real peak time groove. new talent harry mccanna, resident at londons infamous undersound nights, debuts with act 1, a beautifully subtle bassline driven groove that rises above the pack with its super warm pad lending the track a warm and fuzzy hypnotic edge. romanian talent zece kicks off the flipside with the most contemporary offering, a breakbeat laden groove with a fx laden vocal snatch underpinned by that all important b-line whilst sonodab rounds things off with a beautifully deep and melodic slice of electro on brown study, the percussive elements giving rise to a hazy melodic pattern for those early hour excursions.
PART 2 (VINYL ONLY)
dutch contingent dilated pupils provide the beats for the next double pack on fofs vinyl only offshoot label. part 2 of 2
dutch contingent dilated pupils provide the beats on fofs vinyl only offshoot label. part 1 of 2.
SMOKIN G - ANALOGUE COPS REMIX
new dutch signing ivano tetelepta touches down on fear of flyings first release on their main label in 2011 with > smokin g<, a 10 minute excursion into the trippier side of house music backed with a remix of pure raw analogue power from those berlin based italians, the analogue cops. ivanos second original production > flowers< rounds thing off, gentle shards of melody underpinning a deliciously tight deep house groove
PART 1 (VINYL ONLY)
fear of flying kick off the new year with the next instalment in their vinyl only series, enlisting the talents of matthew burton & kate rathod. ‘cyberg’ has an atmosphere so thick you can cut it with a knife, a vocoded vocal and haunting pads imbuing the track with a distinct 4am feel. ‘mr magpie’ ups the ante slightly with swung percussion and fx. the lofty kick drum and twinkling synths of ‘8 minute abs’ and the subtle deep houser ’hammer top logo feature on the b side. part 1 of 2.
PART 2 (VINYL ONLY)
fear of flying kick off the new year with the next instalment in their vinyl only series, enlisting the talents of matthew burton & kate rathod. the second disc comprises of * raw moves*, a rough and ready analogue jam and the dawn chorus of * clive* whilst a trio of ambient skits, *analogue systems*, * raw circuits* and * beppe* round things off nicely. part 2 of 2.
RAW MOVES (2X12, VINYL ONLY)
nice price deal !!! fear of flying kick off the new year with the next instalment in their vinyl only series, enlisting the talents of matthew burton & kate rathod. >cyberg< has an atmosphere so thick you can cut it with a knife, a vocoded vocal and haunting pads imbuing the track with a distinct 4am feel. >mr magpie< ups the ante slightly with swung percussion and fx. the lofty kick drum and twinkling synths of >8 minute abs< and the subtle deep houser >hammer top logo feature on the b side. the second disc comprises of >raw moves<, a rough and ready analogue jam and the dawn chorus of >clive< whilst a trio of ambient skits, >analogue systems<, >raw circuits< and >beppe< round things off nicely.
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CLEAR MY MIND (2X12)
dutch contingent dilated pupils provide the beats for the next double pack on fofs vinyl only offshoot label.
LIBERAL / MINT REMIXES
amazing remixes from soul capsule (perlon) and bluetrain (sushitech)
DINAS OLEU (2LP)
2x 12 Inch
fear of flying delve once more into the world of long players with leif, someone who has been a feature of the label since the labels inception, having contributed seven releases on their combined journey together. dinas oleu is the culmination of that journey. a sonically refined trip through hazy deep house and tripped out ambient skits.
DINAS OLEU (CD)
fear of flying delve once more into the world of long players with leif, someone who has been a feature of the label since the labels inception, having contributed seven releases on their combined journey together. dinas oleu is the culmination of that journey. a sonically refined trip through hazy deep house and tripped out ambient skits...
12 BIT JOINTS
roundtree could be the alias of a very well known (perhaps legendary) producer who might want to remain anonymous. we are not saying, or perhaps we just did, im not sure. anyhow, two rather crisp housers on offer here, *g-string diva* with its sharp as nails percussion and female spoken vocal which lends the track a nicely sleazy edge and *no need for the v* with its prominent baseline driven grove. enjoy!
I THINK ABOUT YOU (LTD 2013 REPRESS)
ltd 2013 repress, vinyl only release. dutch newbie ivano tetelepta steps up to the plate for his 2nd release on fear of flying, >i think about you< is a sleek slow burning groove with hypnotic undertones, the repeated female vocal and sharp hi hats giving the track its dance floor impetus. >taksi< takes an altogether different path - pumping up the beats for a slice of pure peak time phunk whilst >open moment< injects a light melodic feel over dubbed out beats - one for early mornings and a fine way to end a really well balanced release.
roger gerressen switches to the main fof label for his next release, liberal taking up the entirety of the a side with a killa groove resplendent with knife edged percussion and tripped out synth stabs. flipsides mint goes subaquatic with a serious slice of heads down bizinizz - a male spoken vocal refrain repeats throughout to give a hypnotic edge. lastly, roger teams up with his buddy smokin g on drunk game, super rounded, housed up beats and an undulating synth / string line permeate the groove lending the ep a sense of levity.
TRUE COLOURS REMIXES
the first of two remix discs of ivanos excellent lp. up first are bristol residents outboxx who bring a slick electro vibe to 113. chilled and melodic with a classic sounding b-line, this is one of the best remixes to feature on the label to date. flip for two remixes by roger gerressen, a member of the eshu collective along with mr tetelepta. his 117 remix is a slick house affair again with the b-line very much in the fore. his take on 119 is a much deeper affair, dubbed in its outlook with the melancholic piano stabs of the original a main feature.
PASON / DEJA VU (2013 REPRESS)
ltd 2013 repress... ah, romanians. doncha just love em. well, it appears that, yes, we very much do here at fof as over the years we seem to have nurtured our fair share of talent haling from those shores and here we are yet again with another bright young thing in the shape of nu zau.pason a dark and trippy early morning ride, haunting pads and vocal snatches really bringing home the heady vibe over the course of its 10 minute running length. de ja vu on the flip acts as a nice counterpoint with its more optimistic outlook - a frisky tech house groover reminiscent of productions from the early days of londons tech house scene, still with an underlying sense of trippiness but one more associated with hot shimmering days spent outdoors than pasons sweatier dark room feel
CHAMPAGNE DANCER (LTD 2013 REPRESS)
a total classic from the revered schatrax back cat that has been given a killer re-issue job from the fear of flying label... ltd 2013 repress
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DRONA / OAN
more romanian talent up next on fear of flying. drona mixes things up with a heavy breakbeat mixed with subtle melodic touches to give an ethereal quality whilst oan freshens up the vibe with a shuffling slice of bliss.
MINES OF MINOLTA EP
to round off 2011 fear of flying enlist the talents of shenoda, a name that may be familiar to a few of you who follow the uk based >hypercolour< label. the >mines of minolta ep< kicks off with >phone call< - harnessing the essence of steve o sullivans bluetrain project the track runs deep with a dubbed out bassline and moody stylings a plenty. the flip sides two tracks inject a lighter, uplifting feel with >night eater< shuffling along on a blissed out pad and solid percussion. >supercede< follows on nicely with the same warm vibe to round off a really solid package and a great way for fof to sign off for the year
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GARAGE IS BACK / MATTHEW STYLES REMIX
matthew styles remixes one of fofs biggest releases of 2010. never straying far from the source material, matthew wraps things up in his usual tight production style, employing a live bass sound and elements of the original melody to give things a tripppier edge than the originals straight up dance floor leanings.
on the flip and walking that fine line between house and techno, blm turns in a very fine and contemporary remix of drake and griifiths >the devils eyes<. dystopian in its outlook, the remix drives along with a simple but full bassline with plenty of dancefloor power.
THE DEVILS EYES
fof kick off 2011 with a nod to the past in the form of justin drake (peace division) and kevin griffiths- (tsuba) -the devil-s eyes-, a deliciously grimy jackin- groove, coming on like a low slung mid 90s house production a la schatrax. we enlisted the talents of christopher rau for the first remix. as many of you know christopher has had an impressive 2010 culminating in his critically acclaimed lp -asper clouds- for the always excellent smallville label. chris cleverly uses elements of the original, intertwined them into an altogether quirkier, more optimistic deep house groove with a definite injection of -fun-: to round off the package, new talent bleak takes the reigns, providing a peak time techno stomper. bleak-s debut single will be released on hamburg imprint -sudden drop- sometime in early 2011 and promises to mark bleak out as a name to look out for.
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WAKE OOPS! (SKUDGE REMIX)
big with locodice, raresh, brendon moeller, jozif goodwin, matthew styles.... uber talented duo skudge provide the remix on this, fofs 20th release. you may know skudge from their recent bombs >covolution< and >melodrama< on their own self titled label. this offering is a little different, being more of a stripped down, slightly minimally trippy peak time ride but no less powerful for it,
the next entry for the fof? label sees meadow taking the healm. meadows remix of previous release, >kheema<, takes the dubby-ness of the original to new heights and ratchets up the intensity with an undulating warming pad that laps over the senses whilst elements of the original tease in the back ground. >the cheese< takes the ep in an alternative direction, stepping over into dub step territory with oh so deep bass stabs underpinning the skankin percussion with traditional dub elements sparkling in the foreground. rounding of the ep is >6 steps<, a musically crafted slice of deep house for the afterparty complete with hazy melodies.
GARAGE IS BACK / GEDDES DUB
a lot has happened to blm since his last solo ep back in 2008, fatherhood being the main factor for his absence. thankfully the nappy changing musical magician didnt stop tinkering with his synths in that time has come back with a string of forthcoming productions that mark a real step up in quality for him. so, first up blm releases on home soil on his own fof label. garage is back keeps things silky smooth – simplicity is the key here, the percussive elements building slowly before the evocative vocal of suz brings a hypnotic sexyness to the whole affair. step to this is the logical progression from his last fof release (believe in love) with its skippy beats and uplifting stabs being a sure winner for the coming summer. mulletover promoter / dj / all around sexual dynamo geddes provides a rather splendid dub remix of garage is back on the flip. cleverly using key elements of the original to keep the flava but dipping the tempo to give it more of a groove based feel. we think its a high watermark for the man.. check it
fear of flying regular leif provides the 4th release for fofs revitalised limited label. a supa slick slice of modern vocal house, priority sees leif up his game with supremely tight production, a killa funked up b-line and sensual vocal from new recruit donna lea. for remix duties we opted for the up & coming talents of young un ethyl along with production partner flori. they come up with an altogether different take, coaxing elements of the vocal into a bigger sounding deep house experience. finally we thought we opt for a little bit of a curve ball in the shape of daze maxim. upon hearing dazes installment in the excellent story series we knew he was someone we needed to get on board - here daze strolls into tough tech house territory with a groove slightly reminiscent of rick wade at his most dance floor
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THE DHABA EP (CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12 Inch
this one is just deeply delicious, no matter if played on low or high volume. fear of flying takes us on a deep flight through dubnesia.
welcome to our latest release.. so impressed were we by chris lattners ep on einmaliens earlier on in the year, wequickly got in contact with the man and asked if he could provide some teched up magic for our lil label.. he dulyobliged with a scorching 3 tracer. already big in the boxes of locodice & matthias tanzmann, main track >sick< drives along in pure dance floor tradition with strong beats, solidpercussion and male vocal snippets.
>house ya< kicks offthe flip side with an equally devastating groove in the same style.
big with: loco dice, matthiastanzmann, luciano, gorge, laurentgarnier, margaret dygas, lauhaus, dj t, audiofly, nic fianculli, afrilounge ...
big with: ricardo villalobos, raresh, steve bug, sascha dive, anja schneider, clive henry, lauhaus, agnes, martinez, miss jools, martinez,...
may we say that you are looking great today! please, have a promo on us, we insist... so, our latest instalment features possibly our biggest release yet. some of you may well be familiar with >sanasol - tambourine man<, seeing as its been quite a tune with some of you already this year, but for those who dont, you really are in for a house based treat. initially released in 1997, tambourine man was a sleeper hit of its day. picked up by some discerning dj types again in recent times, the track has seen heavy rotation in some major clubs already…
THE DAMNED / UPSET / JAZZT ME (RED COLOURED VINYL)
vinyl only / coloured vinyl !!! think of deep house and it isn’t all that often that the casts it’s attention on spain, a country more famous for it’s hedonistic forays into the tougher side of dance music, but all that started to change a few years back when above smoke (or javier to his mum) and brother jose aka dubbyman set up the rather superb deep explorer music (label of the month in the current issue of resident advisor). impressed as we were, we asked javier to provide a demo for us, the results of that you now have in your hands..
REMIX EP (MARTINEZ / CHRIS LATTNER / CALLY)
supported by raresh, tanzmann, mark henning, laurent garnier, lauhaus, agnes and more!
remix ep action kicking off with ultra hot talent martinez, giving our recent release >leif - designed with that in mind< his supa teched up house treatment.
einmaleins starlet chris lattner is up next, polishing >pawas - mac dub< into a rolling groove tech houser. watch out for a forthcoming ep from chris near christmas
and finally, we employed one of our very own to remix, ahem, one of our very own, with cally giving >blm & pawas - online< a techno d up reboot.
MAMADI / OCTAVE
big with luciano, anja schneider, agnes, martinez, lauhaus, laurent garnier... super slick summer time house music from romania in shape of new producers noidoi!
EUCALIPT / MELANGE
big with luciano, peace division, agnes, matt tolfrey, lauhaus, martinez, geddes, anthony collins, lee burridge, mark henning, miss jools,... more supa hot tech house action from some super hot romanian producers. pagal, mihai popoviciu & jay bliss have appeared on various labels and in various combinations over the course of the year, producing eps for the likes of diynamic, immigrant and bang bang (as hermannstadt collective). so, we re mighty proud to feature a couple of their productions on our lil label. >eucalipt< brings the phattness with a deep groove, plenty of percussive elements and a twinkling melody whilst flip side track >melange< delivers more of a b-line focused stomper. we hope you like....
DESIGNED WITH THAT IN MIND
big with agnes, sascha dive, matthew dear, m.a.n.d.y., clive henry, will saul, matt tolfrey, mark henning, nic fianculli, audiofly, margaret dygas
FARMACISTUL (EP 2)
big with: luciano, raresh, serafin, laurent garnier, sascha dive, mark henning, agnes, matt tolfrey, martinez, andrew grant, miss jools,.. part 2 of the ep from our new romanian discovery, cally, kicks off with >farmacistul<. a much housier track than the previous techno tinged first ep with a strong kick, solid percussion and a nice subtle melody throughout. ideal dancefloor friendly stuff. >20 hours left< is a grimier excursion into the realms of tech house with deep bass and snippets of vocals really playing with the mind. already going down a veritable storm with some of the bigger dj names around today… wanna get on board?
NASHU (EP 1)
big with luciano, raresh, serafin, laurent garnier, sascha dive, mark henning, agnes, matt tolfrey, martinez, andrew grant, miss jools,.
big with luciano, jamie jones, mandy,raresh, peace division, laurent garnier, matt tolfrey, margaret dygas, jeff samuel, audiofly, xpress2,..
supported by: polder, m.a.n.d.y., lee burridge, laurent garnier, audiofly, mark henning, geddes, jeff samuel & ewan pearson, margaret dygas,..! tip fear of flying celebrate their 10th release with the mystically charged >mazo< ep from pawas being supported by lee burridge, laurent garnier, audiofly, ewan pearson, peace dvision. >mazo< ep is spontaneous, groovy and exotic. a package that dips in toes in diversity, flirting with an assortment of influences and marking the ability of pawas as an artist. the title track >mazo< has already been luring the attention of the big names, rattling out a kaleidoscope of drums. >disorder< is soothing and graceful, painting a landscape of dreamy sound.
BELIEVE IN LOVE / WESTPARK UNIT REMIX
incl. westpark unit remix ! beautiful & classic house 4 tracker ! big with: laurent garnier, clive henry, manuel tur, margaret dygas, geddes, john digweed, justin drake, dan ghenacia, miss jools,.. next up our very own blm drops fof009 and we have to say, we think its a bit of a belter. three original tracks to choose from >nacho< being the lead tune and a tribute of one of our favourite tracks from last year. penny sweet to anyone who guesses what? next up >believe in love< is a top notch houser, if your too girly to handle the uplifting vocal a dub will be coming shortly. >oi pedro do you do chips< just grooves along in its own special way. last but not least new talents >westpark unit< provide a remix of >believe in love<, classy!
incl polder rmxs !! big with steve bug, laurent garnier, jeff samuel, peace division, magaret dygas, dave mothersole, jonny rock. welsh wunderkid leif returns to fear of flying after his much played >commonplace ep< from last year with another beautifully paced ep of super sweet minimal house music.
GYMS ARE FOR PUSSIES
finest deep groovin tech tracks with a huge holger flinsch remix !!
incl. jeff samuel rmx ... fear of flying is new uk label which will be showcasing a large range of music from minimal to house to techno to all in between. the first release comes from new talent, inhouse producer and part label owner blm and the up and coming marc ashken (leftroom, safari electronique)!!
Releases on CD / DVD
TRUE COLOURS (CD)
excellent fresh deep house cd album !