Idle Hands

Vinyl Releases

GEOMETRY OF CURVES
12" Vinyl UK 28.11.19
more electronica on idle hand by daisy moon
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MAJOR BLINKS
12" Vinyl UK 30.10.19
dan habarnam returns to chris farrell s label with a follow up to last years acclaimed draw your pattern 12inch. picking up where that left off major blinks delves deeper into sub heavy techno with superb sound design and depth. on the flip the source transfixes with its eerie pads and broken drums. another strong release from this label and another chapter in this unique romanian artist s story.
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LILA
12" Vinyl UK 10.10.19
adventurous club music from konduku.
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CHARCOAL
12" Vinyl UK 16.07.19
bassheavy minimal house
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KATALOX
12" Vinyl UK 06.03.19
crunchy, understated breakbeat
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DIVING BIRD 3
12" Vinyl UK 06.03.19
diving bird is a series of 12inches on idle hands from cornish artist andy mac the third in the series sees mac draw on highlife and dub influences the a side leads off with sketch 3 a rough hewn house track with live elements. dancehall style does what it says on the tin in a concise manner. on the b side acido s dreesen and pst remix longships from diving bird 1 into a hypnotic and subtley subby track with a dub techno feel
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ORPHAN
12" Vinyl UK 12.12.18
pistol pete with 3 serious house groovers for idle hands.
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PURO ROSACEAES
12" Vinyl UK 07.12.18
house influenced frameworks
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O$VMV$M (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 04.06.18
following two previous excursions into degraded tape loops, fuzzed-out ambience and bittersweet moments of tenderness, o$vmv$m return to idle hands to complete a trilogy of lps with 12 vignettes from the underbelly of the bristol scene
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ICE & SPHERES
12" Vinyl UK 11.12.17
idle hands continues its quest to support new talent coming out of bristol with a fresh 12inch from local beatsmith crump. up to this point, he s been quietly slipping out razor sharp reduced house cuts on various artist releases for extended play and banoffee pies, but it s high time he had a 12inch of his to truly showcase his sound. the two tracks on this single tap into a consistent thread on idle, fusing the minimal sensibilities of contemporary european house music with a swung, dub-weighted presence fit for soundsystem consumption in the fair city we call home. much like previous releases from leif, christian jay and matt karmil, this is a demonstration of stripped down music loaded with swagger. -ice & spheres- pivots around an ear-snagging 2-step shuffle that cuts through any mix, but there s scores of subtlety woven in between the drums to reward the attentive listener. snatches of vocal, distant field recordings, low-blowing synth licks and other unidentifiable sonic matter lurk quietly in the mix to cast a spell on the sleep-deprived twitcher and warm-up head-nodder alike. sporting a brighter disposition thanks to the sheen of its chords, -mechanisms- provides a different vibe on the flip. the beat throws down with a rugged nod to west london broken styles while still tapping into that aforementioned continental 4/4 sensibility, injecting a refreshing variation into the densely populated minimal house landscape while maintaining the meditative qualities that keep the genre close to our hearts
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MALARVIKEN EP
12" Vinyl UK 21.11.17
following a run of local transmissions from a sagittariun, crump, rob smith and atki2, idle hands turns its attention to berlin and the straight-up, no-nonsense techno thrust of johanna knutsson and hans berg. both respected artists and djs in their own right, the pair have been turning out 12inches together for the free spirit society, klasse and crime city disco over the past few years, but most importantly they ve been steering the excellent ufo station recordings as a vessel for their punchy, primal techno tracks. the sound on this ep taps into the pure form of stern, dark dancefloor tackle favoured at idle hands – no extraneous filler, plenty of space in the mix, but equally built with warmth and personality rather than monochrome functionality. if you need further proof, just look to the fact the ep is named after a swedish soap opera from the 90s. the bleeps and bass tones that pulse through -taggen- are so finely crafted they need not skip and dance around the arrangement. the melodic interplay on -klimax- is subtle but ultimately uplifting and optimistic where so much techno concerns itself with oppressive gloom. -bimbo- finds the pair embracing a more psychedelic approach, but even here the modulating effects processes are kept within certain boundaries so as to not dilute the impact on the floor. after all, this is music to dance to, to be felt over a large system (where possible). moving from leftfield bass excursions to minimalist 2-step, uk techno and now onto this much more continental sound, themälarviken ep continues to widen the range of idle hands musical tastes without losing sight of the complete picture.
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DIVING BIRD 2
12" Vinyl UK 24.05.17
bleed release a second ep of the year in the form of a third solo outing for label head volte-face, who also records alongside daniel avery as rote. recently featuring on semantica s latest nonnative compilation, you bury me sees volte-face further refining his hypnotic, atmospheric approach to techno. the a1, shirime , is dark and trippy, with a brooding atmosphere throughout. iori s remix on the a2 recontextualises the core elements of the original track with a broken-beat. the b1, you bury me , features a grindingly anthemic synth-line and marries it to a gothic ambience. dead cat on the dinner table rounds off the ep, an unapologetically straightforward beat underpinning some outrageous and unpredictable sounds. early support from dj nobu, svreca, daniel avery, tripeo and etapp kyle.
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CIRCULATION (2LP)
2x 12" Vinyl UK 21.06.16
this is an album of deeply emotional music. it s not all heartfelt niceties and eye-welling moods though. rhythmic theory did after all come to light (or should that be dark) in the gloomy alleyways of uk soundsystem music begat from dubstep and all that other stuff. -creeper- is on hand to affirm that this is a record still steeped in true, stern moodiness, where a stalking sub line, some metallic percussion and an icy drone can still strike fear more than a thousand angry wobble basslines. it s worth noting how much attention has been given to shorter vignettes. as well as the aforementioned, cryptically titled -interlude-, -work of fiction- and -end (of forever)- both give insights into the places rhythmic theory cares to roam beyond the structure of a long form track. these are places where melancholic or downright ambiguous dispositions interplay with each other, from the synthetic to the earthly, the malevolent to the tender. in the end, even at its most monochromatic, nothing is black and white on rhythmic theory s debut album, and that s just fine with us.
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O$VMV$M
12" Vinyl UK 06.08.15
idle hands has been broadening its reach both sonically and geographically this year, turning to ambient electronic dub with portland’s strategy, atmospheric broken beat with london-based leif and stripped down house with german producer matt karmil. this latest ep brings the focus back to bristol with o$vmv$m, the latest project to emerge from the young echo milieu. comprised of neek (commonly found bashing out grime and steppers alongside kahn) and amos childs (of jabu and zhou amongst others), the eight track release marks a step into even more experimental territory for idle hands…
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REGULAR & IRREGULAR (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 20.11.13
*regular & irregular* is a collection of five unfolding tracks, that reveal themselves through hidden sections, like walking through a foreign city at night hearing snatches of life. these tracks were created over a two year period and represent andys further exploration of melodic, rhythmic, and sonic ideas, some with instrumental parts contributed by fellow fallingup (the bristol club night andy runs) crew members typesun and jay l. spread over 2×12 inches, this is the 7th release in 2013 from idle hands following on from esteemed releases by outboxx, rhythmc theory, kevin mcphee and strategy. this is andys first release since his acclaimed 12 inch for peverelists punch drunk label.
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TROPICAL STORM
12" Vinyl UK 27.06.19
strategy returns to chris farrells idle hands label for the first time since his seeds of paradise lp, and his first record of the year following releases for nite owls diner and zam zams sister label khaliphonic in 2018. here he turns in a bassy house number by the name of tropical storm, one for those sloppy grins in the summer months. the most requested track id on shanti celeste’s dekmantel mix, here it finally sees the light of day.
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DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES
12" Vinyl UK 26.02.19
kicking off 2019 for idle hands comes a release from k-lone, boss of the wisdom teeth label alongside facta. two tracks in a classic ih style. dub and garage influences to the fore, broken house vibes.
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DRAW YOUR PATTERN EP
12" Vinyl UK 16.03.18
idle hands first release of 2018 comes from dan habarnam, a producer who made his name with releases skirting round the edges of dnb on exit and cylon. in the last few years he has turned his hand to techno with two 12inches on hs own selectie label that found favour with ben ufo amongst others. here are on idle049 we present two tracks of his latest work, hard hitting broken techno with maximum dancefloor potential.
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PSEUDO SCIENCE
12" Vinyl UK 03.11.17
we ve been closely watching the rise of a sagittariun ever since he first popped up with his consistently excellent elastic dreams label back in 2011. what started out as an anonymous project has since been revealed as the handiwork of nick harris, a long time champion of the bristol house and techno scene since before most of us were even hitting the dance. his music has been flying out with a no nonsense approach self-released, minimal promo, just cracking club-ready 12inches that tap into the fierce-but-fun spirit of detroit techno and albums loaded with smokers delights to appease his west country roots.
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TRIBUTE TO DISC SHOP ZERO (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK 14.09.17
naoki e-jima s disc shop zero record store in tokyo holds a special place in our hearts. since before idle hands was even established, when rooted records was king, the cosy, liberally stocked shop has served as a sympathetic outpost for bristol s rich culture of soundsystem music. over the years, naoki has championed all the best music to come from our fair city, from smith & mighty through to pinch and pev and on to the output from our own humble label. it s been a vital connection to help our music reach the right heads on the other side of the world, in turn providing a platform for our most treasured artists to gig and further the cause of the music we love. as a thank you for all the support naoki has shown bristol music over the years, idle hands has put together a special tribute 10inch of tracks that chime with his particular musical tastes, shining a light on some complementary gems that might have otherwise never seen the light of day. its also a chance to fill in the missing idle013 catalogue number – fortunately, the number 13 does not represent bad luck in japanese culture. on the a-side, the mighty (pun intended) rob smith takes to a track from outboxx s debut album, originally intended for a remix 12inch that never came to be. in his learned hands, lost soul becomes a shimmering stepper marked out by beautiful cascading arpeggios and of course plenty of fulsome bass, with arresting fragments of vocal drifting in and out of the mix for good measure. rob s status as a true legend of bristol music needs no explanation, but his presence here is furthermore because naoki is such a fan of his music. on the b-side, atki2 makes a welcome return to the label after bringing a classic ray of sunshine to idle hands on the second single we ever put out. as well as being a big release for us, it was apparently huge at disc shop zero, so it feels right to bring the effervescent hes royal to this 10inch release. with a sunny disposition at heart, these two tracks make sense sharing a 10inch, but it s even more fitting that they sit side by side as we doff our caps to a true hero of the global underground. thanks, naoki.
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FRECKLES EP
12" Vinyl UK 05.07.17
with releases from lerosa, andy mac and piezo already under our belts, idle hands strides towards the summer with a transmission from a kindred spirit across the pond. area, sometimes known as m50, has been flying the flag for forward thinking electronic music in chicago for a long time. his radio shows on wnur have a distinctive quality one step to the side of the music his hometown is best known for, while his label kimochi sound has released incredible music from the likes of benjamin brunn, strategy and many more besides. as a producer area has been equally prolific since first emerging in 2007. from ethereal sound and steadfast to untilmyheartstops and sequencias, his various approaches to rhythm and texture are all bound together by a meditative quality that feels like a perfect fit for idle. on this single, both sides of the 12- continue the theme of dusty, dusky 4/4 area is most widely known for, locking on to a house groove while sporting the abstract atmosphere of techno. -rlgl- is an understated, emotional heater that uses looped up fragments as a counterpoint to the more lilting strings and static that bed the track. notice takes a more overtly melancholic approach with its lingering, heavily processed keys that drift in between a tough set of drums. theres a punch to the track that will translate beautifully to a big system, even as the melodics spell out a more intimate listening experience.
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MAKE TIME
12" Vinyl UK 30.05.17
while she may be based in berlin now, shanti celeste has deep roots within idle hands. from working behind the counter when the shop first opened to playing the label parties and co-running the neighbouring brstl label, shanti s contributions to the bristol house music scene have been ever-increasing as she has grown as an artist. having put out our her second ever 12inch,days like this, back in 2014, it gives us great pleasure to welcome her back as an internationally respected producer with a relentless gig schedule and a rich back catalogue of warm, heartfelt dance music that kicks where it counts. shanti s stylistic palette may have broadened over the past four years, but she s also retained a natural, unpretentious quality in her tracks that can span all manner of grooves and tempos. make time certainly chimes with her earliest house productions, but it s also offset by a wistful, meditative maturity. swooping pads, distant vocal threads and delicate fragments of breakbeat flirting in an aqueous soundscape whatever city shes based in now, this is surely deep house infused with a quintessential bristol ruffness. -thoughts- meanwhile speaks more to the artistic development shanti has undergone over the past few years, bearing the influence of melodic techno, electro and broken beat while striking a unique chord in the process. it s a hypnotic, alluring track that eschews basic dancefloor demands in favour of a more intimate headspace shaped out by snaking, polyrhythmic synth lines. both make time and thoughts stretch out over extended running times all the better for losing yourself in the heady atmosphere shanti has created on her very welcome return to idle hands.
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LUME
12" Vinyl UK 03.04.17
following the first chapter of andy mac sdiving birdseries, idle hands welcomes italian producer piezo into the fold with an ep that harks back to the smoky, dubwise ambience of some of the label s earliest releases. luca mucci was a bristol resident for a few years before returning to his native milan, carving out an identity for his piezo alias with a slew of dubstep-focused eps on labels such as artikal music and subaltern. while on an idle hands skirmish stateside and playing on ny radio, one of the kelly twins dropped lume and remarked on how idle it sounded, sparking the process that led to this record. you can sense a link the early kowton records on ep opener opeq, all monochromatic textures and taut, slow-stalking rhythms, but here those facets are interspersed with a unique melodic elegance that offsets the moody immersion of the track, eventually blooming out into an effervescent slice of slow-motion house music. novemiluano meanwhile displays muccis capabilities in handling broken beats, exercising a devastating restraint without compromising on presence or energy in crafting a stunning piece of meditative soundsystem music. pushing that foundational dub principle of space and minimalism even further, lume closes the record out in stunning style with an intimate, glacial stepper that champions minute detail as much as looming gaps in the sound. with a peppering of micro sampling atop a deathly bassweight march, its a finely pointed arrow aimed right at the heart of idle hands, and we couldn t be happier to be releasing it.
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DIVING BIRD 1
12" Vinyl UK 24.02.17
it s no secret that idle hands is a label built on a foundation of dub. from the earliest releases by pev, kowton and szare through to more recent output from o$vmv$m and christian jay, the influence of bristol s soundsystem heritage looms large in the myriad electronic music threads the label encompasses. sometimes this influence is explicit, other times implied, but the principles of sub heavy, spacious music for both body and mind guide the stylistic arc of the label as a direct result of the label s long time immersion in roots and dub culture.
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FRIEND OF DAY
12" Vinyl UK 21.02.17
over the years jim coles has turned his hand to a fair few different styles and made them his own. these days, most know his om unit alias as a significant force in fresh developments within d&b (recently found larking about with alix perez, binga and more in the richie brains project on exit records), but it s not always been that way.
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SUBCOUTURE
12" Vinyl UK 30.01.17
idle hands is proud to present our first 12” of 2017 from lerosa, a four-tracker beamed across the irish sea to bristol. the ‘subcouture’ ep sees the esteemed producer operating at the intersection of dubby electro and deep house, taking in the sub-heavy frequencies bristol is known for, whilst retaining an agile and sleek simplicity. ‘maryelen’ is a tight, yet pastoral electro track where dreamy pads contrast against tough, cutting drum programming. ‘line bass’ is a tumbling and bouncy number, that doffs its cap to reggae disco and features vibrant synths peppering the mix. ‘scruffy’ takes on a slower and more playful mood, featuring light licks of acid and off kilter keys. ‘subcouture’ is a subtle dubbed out house cut with a hint of shuffle.
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O$VMV$M (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 22.11.16
nice price deal !!! after the blunted murk of their previous self-titled mini-album on idle hands, amos jabu childs and sam neek barrett return to the place where their most fragmented ideas manifest in fleeting glimpses of tracks. theirs is a teasing approach, where all the facets of a fully formed track are condensed down to one or two minutes of distilled excellence.
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CONTRAIL
12" Vinyl UK 14.11.16
having previously turned out some refined club tracks for friendly neighbourhood label banoffee pies, christian jay comes to idle hands for his debut solo 12inch. as revealed in our past support of artists such as i.a. bericochea and matt karmil, an appreciation of the finer end of the minimal house and techno spectrum weighs heavy at idle hands hq, and christian embodies everything good about the micro-genre. the stylistic approach on this single is consistent across both tracks, fusing shuffling, 2-step fuelled drum patterns with blissful atmospheric content in a most natural of ways. on 117 this manifests in a more flamboyant end result peppered with playful hi-hat tones and delicate melodic licks, while on contrail the mood is resolutely low-end focused with some choice bass touches in amongst the tightly wound funk of the beat. what makes jay s efforts stand out is their immersive finish, using dexterous doses of dub processing to create a quintessentially bristolian mood while retaining the razor-sharp edges of upfront european minimal. its a tone that speaks to limbering up at the start of the party, or shaking down deep into the morning. that said, we could listen to this all day and night.
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MANHATTAN
12" Vinyl UK 21.09.16
bristol is a tight knit place and there has always been a healthy culture of collaboration in the city, lmye (lend me your ears) are the latet in that tradition. two friends who met, and for a period recorded above the idle hands shop on stokes croft. they made their debut on funkineven’s apron label earlier in 2016 with the ‘cali 76’. here they keep things closer to home with a release on idle hands.
‘manhattan’ is as indebted to ’70s us funk as it is to ’90s uk garage. a house tune that has turned heads on the various mixes it has found itself on over the last year.
over on the flip shanti celeste turns in a brilliant remix, one of her best we think.
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THE TROUBLE WITH WILDERNESS
12" Vinyl UK 11.05.16
support from ben ufo, dj tlr, nick hoppner, moxie and all your favourite djs
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IDLE033 (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 31.03.16
this is idle033: the sound of an accomplished dancefloor producer stretching out. these aren t straight dance tracks, neither is this a ponderous ambient lp. this is vivid, vital electronic music for modern times. tracks to cut through the monotony of depressingly average house and techno releases. the music shimmers with warmth and humanity, a testament to karmil s personality as well as his skill as a producer. one can sense in the tracks that this a musician who has travelled and absorbed much along the way: long drawn out winter nights in sweden with the studio barnhus crew. years spent in cologne with its distinguished electronic sound, a city which has given so much to the world with kompakt and more. last but not least you can sense karmil s upbringing here in the uk, the roughness and rudeness all added to the mix. idle hands has never been a label to follow trends or to take the easy path. it has strived to keep people guessingand to remain in awe and wonder at new music being produced. inmatt karmil it has found a producer whoembodies this notion.
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BURR
12" Vinyl UK 21.01.16
the last few years has seen parris make a name for himself across a number of scenes, to the extent he is just as likely to be found spinning records for butterz as he is putting records out on berceuse heroique. here at idle hands we first touched base with parris many moons ago when he bought copies of the first release on his soundman chronicles label into our shop. as it is one of our favourite labels we were intrigued to hear what he would come up with as producer himself. needless to say we were impressed. presented here are two tracks that perfectly reflect his sound and our own a nod to techno here, a weighty bass line there, a love of reverb everywhere and all with a view to being played in dark rooms late at night. the 12 inch of burr and blue is idle hands last release of 2015 and we think it rounds off nicely what has been a great year for the label.
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FUTURE TENSE
12" Vinyl UK 28.10.15
following an acclaimed release on ancient monarchy and ahead of his debut for blackest ever black, rhythmic theory returns to idle hands for the third time. ‘future tense’ channels the spirit of era defining mid-90s dnb but twists it with a contemporary techno feel. a contemporary of livity sound and hodge, rhythmic theory’s music sits closely to theirs but with a distinct sound palette all of his own.
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PLAY IT, DO IT, SAY IT
12" Vinyl UK 01.07.15
as idle hands reaches its 30th release, it gives us great pleasure to welcome rising talent matt karmill to the fold. to date matt has delivered a strong body of work to labels such as beats in space and yume, as well as dropping the cryptically titled - - - - album on popnoname’s pnn label last year. this three track ep marks his first appearance on the idle hands roster after earning his stripes on the shelves of the shop, and he will be following this record up with an album for us later in the year. the hooky leftfield house constructions on play it continue the thread of adventurous releases idle is championing in 2015, following strategy’s seeds of paradise lp and leif’s broken beat excursions. with a balance struck between experimentation and satisfaction, matt has delivered a record that continues the all important tradition of timeless music that the label always strives for.
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LIFE THROUGH ANALOGIES
12" Vinyl UK 17.06.15
it gives us great pleasure to welcome london-based producer leif in to the idle hands fold. from his earlier micro house releases alongside tom ellis on their trimsound label through to starting the otherworldly untilmyheartstops imprint alongside tom s brother joe, he has displayed an innate gift for combining crisp, flexible rhythms with serene, dubby melodic content that sits in a comfortable flux between icy and warm, natural and synthesised, funky and floating.
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SEEDS OF PARADISE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 01.04.15
strategy aka paul dickow is back on idle hands for an lp following last years *return from the stars* 12 inch. *seeds of paradise* finds strategy boldly firing experimental electronics and dub back into outer space. like his work for zam zam, kranky and his own community library label, this latest outing from the portland-based producer nestles deftly between roots influence and sci-fi leanings. the result is a glistening 40 minutes of sonic exploration, never simplistic but never obtuse, which will sit happily on the turntables of sofa loungers and adventurous djs alike.
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WAKE UP
12" Vinyl UK 25.02.15
bericochea is back, making his debut for idle hands with the *wake up* ep. simply titled w1-4, here we find bericochea at his best channeling all that was good about his earlier productions but sounding more vital than ever in an era of overly shiny house and blokey hard techno.
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ENDLESS FORMS
12" Vinyl UK 07.07.14
the last few years has seen a series of well received releases from rhythmic theory, the anonymous techno producer lurking in the shadows of the bristol music scene. *endless forms* is their second release for idle hands and follows on from where the previous ep *legacy of the lost* left off. the title track delves deeper into the sonic realms of classic jungle and comes up for air sounding like dub techno. a weighty bass line propels things along, whilst a sci-fi voice intones the title. this one is a sound system rocker. *tales of dystopia* brings to mind early nineties uk techno with its haunting synths, swung beats and deadly bass line. rhythmic theory is killing it at the moment, expect more to come.
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RETURN FROM THE STARS (PEVERELIST REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK 16.10.13
a word from label boss chris farrell: this is the new one on idle hands, from us producer strategy. i first came across paul dickows work when he released a 12 inch called *world house* on his own community library label back in 2005. it blew me away. in the ensuing years my friend duncan george who promoted bristol’s best electronic music night - under_score tried on numerous ocasions to book him for a bristol date but it never quite hapened due to the usual things that go wrong in club land. in those years duncan kept in touch with paul and last year suggested to him that it might be worth sending some tracks to me, which he did at the start of 2013… add a peverelist remix and you have the tracks here before you, dub reggae informed house and psychedelic 2 step vibes.
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TRUMPETS AT DAWN
12" Vinyl UK 09.08.13
fresh from an inclusion on spargel tax vol 2, mysterious producer lily drops his first full 12 inch, on idle hands this summer. a-side *trumpets at dawn* is a latin techno roller, complete with steel drum melody, tough percussion and driving synths. b-side *machine dreams* takes the tempo down a notch. with growling bass and dubbed out hits developing into a grinding rhythm.
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UNWIND
12" Vinyl UK 10.07.13
canadian producer kevin mcphee made his idle hands debut back in 2011 with sleep and house 44 over a year on, he returns to the label with two floor friendly, house leaning cuts. a-side unwind takes the bumping bottom end and swung drums of early sneak and pairs it with punchy horn stabs and an infectious vocal hook. b-side, a jam, is slightly more subdued but equally as jacking with mcphees trademark loose percussion providing the foundation for lush uk house pads and a heavyweight bassline.
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OUTBOXX (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 23.04.13
it has been exciting to watch outboxx take shape over the past two years, chasing their vision for a more meaningful kind of deep house music via jakes intense attention to detail, matts way with the keys and naomis arresting voice. it has been a steady progression, reaching out to select labels but keeping things largely close to home on idle hands, immerse and brstl, while their tracks have developed in ever more confident strides.
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LEGACY OF THE LOST
12" Vinyl UK 15.03.13
we never forget our roots here at idle hands. for people of a certain age the wild experiments of jungle and dnb remain close to our hearts. whilst scenes, sounds and trends may wax and wane that visceral feeling of chest rattling bass is something we hold on to. rhythmic theory is one producer who like us, never forgot. here we present two tunes deeply indebted to those times. it must be stated though, you will not find any amen breaks or ragga samples here, instead, this up and coming bristol producer transposes the atmospheres and deadly subs to a techno template. *legacy of the lost* and *riveted* follow on from two well received vinyl only release on brstl and his own self titled label. both tracks are immaculately crafted hardware jams that are designed solely with sound system use in mind.
Idle017
Idle Hands
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SUNSHINE MILLS / JADED
12" Vinyl UK 01.02.13
sampler 12 inch from the forthcoming outboxx lp, due early 2013. two tracks of dance floor friendly house.
idle016
Idle Hands
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YOU RE DRIVING ME / KUNG FUNK
12" Vinyl UK 17.10.12
rachael are a new act signed to idle hands, from bristol. here is their debut release, two tracks of leftfield techno and quirky house.
idle015
Idle Hands
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DAWN CHORUS PEDAL
12" Vinyl UK 21.09.12
following his acclaimed lp on punch drunk >reeling sideways< idle hands bring you two new bass clef tracks.
idle014
Idle Hands
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MARGEAUX
12" Vinyl UK 18.05.12
kahn is a member of the young echo collective and has previously released on punch drunk and black box.
idle012
Idle Hands
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NEVER LIKED DANCING
12" Vinyl UK 25.04.12
almost a year since his last outing on idle hands, we are pleased to announce kowtons third excursion for the label. two tracks of heads down, bass heavy house music: minimum fuss, maximum effect. support from ben ufo, joy o and 2562.
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Idle Hands
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CANDY FLIP
12" Vinyl UK 26.03.12
following his debut ep for all caps at the end of last year, idle hands is proud to present alex coulton’s next outing on wax. both tracks are tough and low house rollers: all swollen basslines and driving percussion. support so far from pinch and addison groove
idle010
Idle Hands
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APORIA / CRONWELL
12" Vinyl UK 15.12.11
rounding off what has been a busy year for idle hands comes a 12 inch from west country residents outboxx. this duo, comprised of jacob martin (aka hodge) and matthew lambert have steadily built a reputation for themselves with releases on well rounded and immerse. moving away from the dominant trends in bass music the pair have been forging a sound more akin to early nineties deep house - yet retaining a palette of 2011 sounds. here they present two tracks - >aporia< is a lesson in wistful house, all pianos and a sneeky bass drop half way through the tune. >cromwell< is a straight ahead house roller, but with enough sub to keep the bass enthusiasts happy. support so far from ramadanman and sven weiseman.
idle009
Idle Hands
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HYDROTHERMAL / LIGHTS DOWN
12" Vinyl D 12.10.11
manchester duo a.n.d. are at the heart of manchesters thriving electronic music community. releases on labels such as horizontal ground, inner surface music and project squared have solidified their reputation for finely honed and darkly swung techno. here they present two weighty cuts for bristols idle hands label.
>hydrothermal< is a stripped back 4/4 excursion with rattling hi-hats and lots of bass. >lights down low< rolls along on a syncopated techno beat, with deadly snares and a droning, almost industrial feel bringing to mind the work of regis and t++.
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Idle Hands
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SLEEP / HOUSE 44
12" Vinyl UK 15.09.11
following his release on naked lunch, canadian producer kevin mcphee returns with his first release on bristols idle hands label. >sleep< gives subtle nods to early burial tracks whilst showcasing mcphees individual charm and a contemporary house sound. >house 44< wears influences from actress and herbert on its sleeve, offering a stripped down swagger that travels to deeper tones and soulful tendencies. support from ben ufo on rinse and giles peterson on radio 1.
idle007
Idle Hands
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VOLYA / ACTION FIVE
12" Vinyl D 09.06.11
its an exciting time for idle hands, as the fledgling label mutates into a many headed musical beast. after the bristol record shop rooted records sold its last chunk of wax late last year, idle boss chris farrell has carried the torch and opened the idle hands store on stokes croft in bristol city centre. just as the shop highlights idle hands dedication to its hometown, this latest release on the label marks the first time the music has come from outside the city limits. szare will probably not be a name familiar to many, having covertly established himself on the lauded horizontal ground label, basking in the stamped white label anonymity of deep, troublesome 4/4. now with this release and his syndrom z label, the producer steps just a little into the light to expose his unique abstractions on swung techno. >volya< ploughs a sparse and percussive furrow, while >action five< boasts a wistful, dreamlike melodic bent to leave you with two distinctly different, but equally enthralling cuts.
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Idle Hands
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LOST PROPHET / CHASING DRAGONS
12" Vinyl US 09.12.10
whether throwing down techno-informed steppers for tempa or creating juke-fuelled hysteria around crustaceans for loefahs swamp81 imprint, headhunter (and his addison groove alias) always brings a startling level of sophistication to his productions. these two cuts bear the same high standards while also revealing a little more about his sonic palette. >lost prophet< surges forth on a rock solid four-to-the-floor propulsion, offset by snappy top end percussion before being swathed in haunting pads and dubby fx. >chasing dragons< chimes in on an instantly upbeat tip, pummelling a soca rhythm against an undulating melody. deep without being downbeat and immaculately crafted, idle004 adds ever more breadth to the legacies of headhunter, idle hands and ultimately bristol music.
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Idle Hands
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BASIC MUSIC KNOWLEDGE
12" Vinyl UK 14.06.10
after the well received >countryman< & stasis (g-mix) 12? for blackdowns keysound imprint kowton returns with his first release of 2010. this time for the bristol based label idle hands. set up last year from the back room of the rooted records, the label aims to showcase the best in raw, grooving and experimental electronic music with a particular focus on the uk underground. having picked up lots of interest online . kowton is ready to make his mark in 2010, following features in ra, fact magazine and blackdowns own blog. the two tracks selected for the release: basic music knowlege & hunger operate in the musical middle ground between the darkly swung garage of el-b and the dubstep pioneers, and the submerged techno sound of stl and new world aquarium. dj and radio support has so far come from appleblim, mary anne hobbs, 2562 and kevin gorman, amongst others
Idle003
Idle Hands Bristol
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BOLA
12" Vinyl UK 11.03.10
idle hands is a vinyl based label operating out of rooted records in bristol. the focus of the label is on raw and experimental dance floor tracks, in the best traditions of the uk underground. hanuman and atki2 make up monkeysteak, and along with dub boy run the steak house records label. over the past few years they have released 12&#8243,,s on the werk and punch drunk labels as well as recently featuring on toddla t’s fabric mix. here in the west country dub boy runs the bristol’s best bass music night, the acclaimed ruffnek diskotek and has recently been voted one of the cities favourite dj’s, second only to joker. this 12&#8243,, sees the crew delve into house music with satisfyingly bass heavy results. the a side is a chunky deep house track with a feel good carnival vibe. the b side is a unique slice of post-soca dance music, and also includes a remix from the internet’s funkiest man – grievous angel. dj support from martyn, ben ufo, blackdown and 2562.
idle002
Idle Hands Bristol
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ON & ON
12" Vinyl UK 12.10.09
idle hands is a new vinyl based electronic music label operating out of rooted records in bristol. the focus of the label is on raw and experimental dancefloor tracks, in the best traditions of the uk underground. the first release is anonymous. it is comprised of two tracks. the a side sounds a bit techno, the b side has a nice skank to it.
Idle001
Idle Hands Bristol
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Releases on CD / DVD

OUTBOXX (CD)
cd UK 05.06.13
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Idle Hands
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