never afraid to get their hands dirty, the frigio faithful have gone crate diving for their latest haul of treasure. the material for ecdisis vol.1? lost tracks from the past, patted down, spruced up and given a couple of shots of whiskey by juanpablo, dunkeltier and, a new member of the family, vinilette. from barcelona, vinilette is a dj and producer who isn t afraid to pull a musical punch or two and she is in fighting form with her two offerings.
first up, the 1986 ebm stomper -god save the king- by son of sam is revamped and reconstructed into a psychedelic rollercoaster of crashing cymbals, spiralling samples and bruising bars. the clock is being turned further back, this time belgium s new wave punk outfit arbeid adelt! are the source material with their 1987 track -help (me ik stik)- muscling up on a diet of raging rhythms and splintering guitar strings. the head honcho, juanpablo, meets up with an old member of the family dunkeltier (aka dj sneaker) to finish our journey. the pair travelling back to 1983 to catalonia and the prog-jazz musings of pegasus. -perseguido por el rayo- is tuned up and transformed into an electronic bomb. addictive grooves and hooks are polished with beats getting a shot in the arm for a hauntingly sinister piece of disco deviance.
madrid. st petersburg. frigio is hooking up with russian electronic explorer volta cab for a four tracker of shadowy disco darkness. thick drum patterns are shot through with strobe as -johnny 320- enters the room. swaggering onto the floor, this greased thug means business. samples mutter intent as grooves grind and twist their way into the late hours. juanpablo lowers the lights for his remake. rhythms richochet and basslines loom in this lewd and dramatic track, a piece born in the grit and sweat of the floor under a haze smoke. the lights are kept low for the flip. -immortal fix- spikes and spins, laser beam synthlines cut through rumbling chords with snares that do more than just bear teeth. italy s hesperius draco closes johnny 320 with giallo horror grandeur. beats and words are shrouded in lilting strings for this sinister curtain fall.
maurizio martinucci (aka tez) is being warmly welcomed back into the frigio fold. following his work with most significant beat, a partnership with saverio evangelista of esplendor geometrico, this italian artist, and member of clock dva since 2010, is flying solo on new wings: pragma.
editor extraordinaire, sneaker welcomes you to marvel at his midas touch. happy disco or chirpy funk edits these ain t. instead the rat life man unearths three dark obscurities and further blackens their already sinister sounds.
frigio is beyond proud to release the first album from alessandro parisi s sepulchral dwelling pseudonym hesperius draco. donning the ceremonial robes, the conventions of house, techno and horror soundtracks are blurred as past, present and future merge. stalking darkness and light, bordering the divine and profane, -actus tragicus- pulls the dancefloor into the murky shadows of rome. ritualistic chants, chilling choirs and hissing beats are brewed across two slabs of vinyl. bpms dip and rise as hesperius draco takes you on a winding journey through the catacombs of his world.
gliptolito sees frigio return to its beginnings whilst making a bold statement of future intent. this time in collaboration with seti recordings for a split release by the heads of both labels. juanpablo shares the platter with ard2, the team of ekis and pen
THE HIDEOUT (NUMBERED LP IN HAND-MADE SLEEVE + MP3 DOWNLOAD CODE + STICKERS LIMITED TO 125 COPIES)
12" Vinyl UK24.02.15
in music, phrygian mode is dissonant, dark, depressive and gloomy. its use was even forbidden in classical greece for centuries because it was considered pagan. the sound of phrygian mode is rather exotic.
nice price deal !!! for the first time chicago artists traxx & josh werner come together as jm strap and they are responsible for the a side of this record. we proudly present >the owl in daylight<, an amazing track that brings back the chicago jakbeat sound with an incredible bassline that seems alive, weaving all around the song to take it to the next level with a simple but intriguing dark pad and brilliant solid drums. on the flip we have >play error< by juanpablo. this madrid based artist is responsible for the frigio label and his track composed on the phrygian scale. the result is a dark and rythmic tune with a sweet melody and background voices. like the other tunes on this record >mute city< by lektoluxe remains at the underground level with galactic melodic synths and a fat deep bass that switches to acid tones at points.
following a brief stint in italy with hesperius draco, frigio records is on the road again, this time crossing the adriatic to hook up with le chocolat noir. the croatian artist, known for disco panonia and his work as honored matres, is no stranger to frigio, having featured on all stars vol 1 in 2014. -transform ep- is introduced by the industrial mental sounds of -greedy pets- and followed by a new name to the roster as june delivers his interpretation of it.
GEOMETRIC STATE COMPILATION (LIMITED NUMBERED LP IN HAND-STAMPED DIE-CUT SLEEVE + POSTER + STICKER)
12" Vinyl UK06.07.15
arguably all but the most dedicated fans will have long forgotten most significant beat, a post industrial early 90s techno project from former clock dva man maurizio martinucci and esplendor geonetrico s saverio evangelista. this surprise vinyl compilation tells the story of their previously cd-only late 90s work, throwing in a previously unheard workout, the angular rhythms and sheffield bleeps of geometric state for good measure. for the most part, the material has aged remarkably well, and sits somewhere between the forthright madness of autechre, the spacey techno of detroit-via-frankfurt (see amy tekno) and the buzzing intensity of surgeon.
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12" Vinyl UK21.10.14
limited collectors vinyl edition 125 hand numbered copies. hand made serigraphy print and detais. few newcomers have created that stir that italys alessandro parisi has caused. following releases on lux rec, minimal rome and flight recorder this young producer has captivated audiences with his textured electronics and vivid soundscapes.
frigio records are extremely proud to add one of spains premier electronic artists to its roster. for more than ten years boris divider has been crafting machine music, carving frigid beats and lush melodies for semantica, satamile and his own drivecom imprint.
frigio is very honored to release the biggest and most important spanish electronic project of all times esplendor geometrico. from the early 80s until today, theyve been delivering the most authentic, raw and powerful industrial electronics you can hear francotirador which means sniper is a track recorded back in 1989 and this record includes original plus 3 remixes by sneaker (who previously did a remix for twilight ritual), juanpablo (head of frigio records) and spanish producer vinz vincenzo
frigio proudly presents one of the best producers from the detroit techno academy, now based in l.a, seldom seen aka santiago salazar delivers the amazing catwalk ep. fierce, extrava, glamorous, attitude, fabulous, drama. all these words could describe what you will find on this record of one track and two versions, amazingly produced! top quality.
madrid based artist ideograma (aka dj f) gets released on frigio for the first time and delivers the most intelligent and elegant techno tunes you can find at the moment. - geographic ascending ep - comes with 4 unique tracks full of class and emotions. all tracks were done with 100% analogue gear to create sophisticated melodies and a raw texture that make the final result very warm.
frigio happily announces a new release by san francisco based artist exillon who is well known for his amazing works for detroit underground among other labels. in mind techno control ep, exillon (aka jay fields) drops us 3 energetic and overwhelming tracks.
this record includes an amazing and unique remix by mick wills featuring isabella venis & intergalactic gary. frigio records presents the first part of the lost series by juanpablo. this first series is dedicated to creatures that are disappearing from this planet because of human colonization of their territory. this time, juanpablo drops us 3 tracks with a strong identity and lots of energy that combine similar elements of heavy atmospheres and deep melodies.
rhythm music and dance is one of the only common pastimes of all humankind around the globe for all of time as we know it. it is one of the only common ceremonies to be used by all different beliefs and cultures. even now some of the most unaffected tribes in the most remote areas of the globe use rhythm and dance for recreation and for the most important ceremonies. one could even say music and rhythm is the key to reaching the subconsciousness. let i-land beats rhythm and music take you on a journey and remove all the barriers in your mind and bring peace and love to all of mankind and we can all dance together as one.
following his dream ep release last year that featured an amazing j.t.c. remix, juanpablo drops us this time another especial production called mother mountain ep that shows clearly how hard he is pushing to create his own beat. last year his song dream was reviewed by some specialized media as hard to describe but easy to love and we think that the mother mountain track on this record will get a similar description. sea people is the second track and for this song juanpablo has invited spanish producer vinz vincenzo to collaborate with him in the production. this artist has been around for a long time and has made a lot of music in many different types that are far away from electronic genres which gives a plus to the end result of this production. and lastly, we have a remix of mother mountain by the mythic spanish producer arcanoid who has released on labels such as tesla, semantica, etc. his remix is pure techno, very hypnotic, dark and mental but always with his personal touch. probably the most club oriented tune on this record.
nice price deal !!! features a remix by j.t.c. (aka james t. cotton, dabrye, etc), vocals by josh werner (gramaphone, antennae, chicago) and a special collaboration with ard2. it also contains additional arrangements by rolf martens and ekis
frigio presents >2084 the mixes< by ard2. featuring mixes by heinrich mueller (aka dopplereffekt, arpanet, etc) and labels founder juanpablo. this vinyl contains 3 songs from the original album >2084 the mixes< (also to be released on frigio) plus two remixes from the artists mentioned above. in terms of sound, you ll find an experimental project that touches the electro and idm rhythms including sampled voices that refer to selected paragraphs of the book.
it s good to see there are some folk still out there making proper electro. fans of classic drexciya will love the uhu tracks, if you have heard his earlier releases on gigolo then you will know just how good this guy us.
on the flip is juan pablo whose cinematic style of electro sounds like john carpenter mixed with early viewlexx and nature releases. this gets a big thumbs up from us so don t sleep on it.