>and i heard a strange deep sound. as i got closer to that particular place, the music took a more stable form…i thought i already knew this sound from somewhere<… welcome to the musical world of exciting new amsterdam based producer simon weiss. coming over all early theo and moodymann-esqe, he clearly demonstrates a passion for all things detroit in terms of mood, melody, rhythm and texture. half bouncing feet, sweaty walls and concrete floors, half sophisticated, futuristic movie soundtrack score …simon weiss fits the description of a home taper absolutely perfectly. dance to it, close your eyes to it, but whatever you do listen to it. 100% house music with bits. play it all night long!!
the second vinyl sampler features the production skills of some very exciting, emerging new artists. first up is deep space orchestra from the uk. having recently caught the eye of gilles peterson and top house imprints like delusions of grandeur, it seems that dsos music is now starting to get the attention that it deserves. andy ash from liverpool is another producer who has been consistently turning out top quality underground house sounds for a number of years now, most notably for the revenges l.e.s.s. edits series. meanwhile, italian producer nicholass blend of disco edits and original 90s house sounds has been creating quite a stir, and has seen his standing as a producer grow weekly with various releases on imprints like small world disco, mo more hits, kojak & dikso already, as well as an increasing demand for remix work.
born in romania but now living as a political refugee in germany, borrowed identitys name says a lot about his life and his music. never content with one sound or musical genre, but focused always on making music with real heart and soul, his releases demonstrate a broad musical palette and wide ranging tastes. a long time fan of home taping, he delivers a stunning debut for the label criss-crossing the boundaries between various sub-genres of house music, while denying any of them total dominance. in doing so he announces that borrowed identity has found his spiritual home on the imprint and that there is hope for those who still believe...
heavily influenced by moodymann and andres, new home taping artist simba produces music that is full of soulful echoes, while still dripping in raw house music vibes. quality house music for the believers out there. nothing is too straight in the simba sound as fx drift around and subtle production touches come at you from all angles. vinyl hiss is as important as the kick drum and the overall atmosphere has that classic house music quality that can transport you instantly to another place. the black madonna was the one who drew attention to the rising talents of this young producer. so fittingly she delivers her own lost in chicago take on the original, which delights in the tracks edginess and the wonderful release of the main hooks
the black madonna returns to home taping with another classic release in the making! we still believe captures that early sound of chicago when you could still hear the euro and italo influences as they were re-interpreted through the beat boxes & synthesisers of the windy city, and made to jack. on the flip, home taping favourite the revenge delivers his own take on that classic sound with an understated and yet pumping rework. packed full of authentic beatbox sounds and warehouse style keys, it works it to the boom boom. last but not least, the black madonna finishes off the package with say my name - a dirty, menacing and incessant groove that makes out like a wild new street dance that just got turned loose. the black madonna is here to stay!
jack fell down do it different. happy to be anonymous, they focus on the purity of their sound and the quality of their productions. stripped down and moody their house music really speaks for itself, especially on the dance floor. home taping maestro the revenge gets fully involved and delivers a truly astonishing piece of deep and driving underground house music. you need this in your collection!
the black madonna hits home taping hard with her first release on the label >alright this morning<. coming from the middle of nowhere, but now based in the attic of a house in chicago that used to be the home of over 50 dance labels, she likes her music to do the talking and admires the anonymity and musical militancy of acts like underground resistance. having being brought up working in the music industry as an apprentice doing this, that and everything and helping to run labels, she actually refused to let anyone hear her work for years with masters gathering dust and never seeing the light of day. until now when, after the encouragement of a producer friend to get her stuff out there and a chance find by home taping of a few tracks online one day, she has now found a place where she feels at home. the first of a string of releases on home taping sees the jubilant and heavily chicago-influenced >alright this morning< released along with a remix by one of her favourite new producers, nicholas from italy. the rest is history and up to you ...
italian house producer nicholas checks in with his first full solo outing for the home taping imprint. all the tracks have his trademark sound that fuses a love of disco with the feel of early ny house music to produce a strong and heavy brew that is perfect for the dance floor. 100% house music.
heavily steeped in classic detroit influences, but fused perfectly with contemporary urban and disco tinges that melt into a single and unique sound...the mysterious klic announces his arrival on the house scene with a highly impressive debut on home taping.
>disco music< borrows from here, there and everywhere as it glides, hisses and nods its way on a heavy groove-based journey through sound. on the flip >bump< grinds, wobbles and teases every ounce of rhythm it can then pumps it out through its deep grooves as it longs to be free.
100% house music with bits. play it all night long!
dj support: leo zero, chris duckenfield, 6th borough project, luke solomon, nicholas, jazzanova, llorca, rob mello, cottam, harri, jimpster, kiko navarro, stu patterson, andy ash, red rack em, social disco club, deep space orchestra
hotel motel is the brand new dance music project from bill brewster of dj history/low life fame and alex tepper. heavily soaked in old school vibes, while plugged right into contemporary developments in the underground house music scene, hotel motel make excellent home tapers! for their first release on the imprint they work an absolutely killer house groove around a raw old school sample to produce the totally wicked >eye no<. this cut has classic grooves written all over it. simple, but 100% effective. it defines exactly what home taping is all about. on the flip, the burnt island casuals (aka the revenge and legendary sub club resident dj harri) throw all of their joint experience and love of house music at the original, bounce it off the studio walls and rework it into a warehouse bomb that will have you licking the walls for more. 100% house music with bits. play it all night long!!
eddie c comes from canada and has been enjoying house music since 1987. his refreshingly old school approach has led to some mighty fine releases over the past few years on jisco music, 7 inches of love, flashback, wolf music, need want, sleazy beats, kolour and many other top imprints earning him a well deserved and growing reputation as a top producer and dj. for his debut release on home taping he kicks things off in trademark style with the sample driven, moody groover ætell meÆ. next up he flicks the switch and whips up a stompinÆ house workout on the get-down-and-sweaty warehouse grooves of æorganizedÆ. on the flip, rising aussie house maestro tornado wallace takes ætell meÆ one step deeper into basement territory and works it into an epic nu school refix. and finally, a cheeky vinyl only hidden track ædub up the editÆ provides an essential dj tool. 100% house music from two producers on top of their game.