COMPENDIUM (2X12 INCH)
arcarsenals fertile collaboration in the period 2011–2016. ltd to 150 copies
IN MEMORY OF LOVE EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only ! pumping deep house action
inner balance drops out their latest release incl jorge caiado remix
COMPENDIUM EP (VINYL ONLY)
ultracool 4 tracks on vinyl only
HERE COMES THE NIGHT EP (AGNES REMIX)
THE JOURNEY PT.2 EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only - slamming windy city house
NIGHT RIDE EP (VINYL ONLY)
number 10 on inner balance , alva comes with a classic deep house, released on vinyl only
BLIND WALL (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only. paris-based meemo joins the inner balance fold with three breezy originals and a remix from the black tone, just in time for longer, warmer days. passage and soma both take a pillow-like backdrop of dubby bass and slowly evolving pads and cut it through with skippy hats and fat claps mellow yet driving to get things heated. keep movin kicks harder, jazzed up a little by its vibrant percussion, while toni be aka the black tone takes soma for a late-hours spin, conjuring one of those sustained moments of dancefloor bliss that we ve come to expect from this label.
THE JOURNEY EP
vinyl only. straight out of chicago with the pumping kick, elastic basslines and fierce hats unmistakeable from the windy city s legendary 90s house sound, new-generation dj/producer ed nine debuts on lisbon s based inner balance imprint.
DI ER EP FT. DJ HONESTY REMIX
vinyl only. four spacious and moodful explorations mark dixia sirong s return to inner balance, the daughter label of chez damier s legendary balance imprint. vinyl only. four spacious and moodful explorations mark dixia sirong s return to inner balance, the daughter label of chez damier s legendary balance imprint. further mining the atmospherics of their debut ep, both yohji and qatarsea combine organic rhythms and dubby pads to conjure a truly meditative state. sharper edges and effects on the third original, suspicions , lend it a more purposeful air, its expansive bass worthy of the grandest of stages. finally, dj honesty (responsible for the respected honeydrop releases on cabinet) delivers an ebullient, elastic take on yohji , drawing out the vocal samples of the original and directing the groove more squarely at the dancefloor.
ON THE EDGE EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only. fresh from releases on the legendary vibraphone and robsoul labels, alongside their own long-running bosconi imprint, fabio della torre & ennio colaci aka minimono join the inner balance family for an ep of four fine house dishes. each cut gives us a different taste of classic house, from the sharp melchior shuffle of goblin to the sweet rhodes and walking bassline of on the edge , which wouldn t sound out of place in the fair park catalogue. still alive is a light confection of soft pads topped with subtle improvisations, while this side of the forest delivers a more flavoursome sir lord commix-style groove. satisfaction guaranteed
ALTER REALITIES EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only. inner balance welcomes french duo arcarsenal, whose super-refined analog improvisations have found premium company on labels like finest hour, underground quality and their own bass cadet records. meditative, cyclical, distilled grooves with a fierce low-end are the order of the day, placing this ep squarely in the nearly 25 year-old lineage drawn from maurizio through bluetrain and thor and in to the bags of the verveines and cloutiers of today. whether it s the reverb-laden soundscapes of the a-side or the loopy mind-traps on the flip, these four tracks will animate and intrigue in equal measure.
7 HOURS TRIP EP (DOMENICO ROSA REMIX)
french producer keumel makes a poised vinyl debut on the inner balance imprint, with three originals of fine skipping house and a remix by imprints head domenico rosa. “laïka” is an afternoon space-walk in the vein of vintage derek carr, its synths, hats and mid-track acid line surfing light and breezy over a scudding, bumping bassline. rosa’s remix strikes a more contemplative note by placing a soft breakbeat under the acid line and airborne pads. “no chill” is a fast-tempo stripped-down house jam that kicks to the sound of the label’s father figure chez damier and his contemporaries. “space birds” rounds out the ep by building a slowburn groove out of which a lightly-warped acid line slinks part-way through.
DI YI EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only. french duo dixia sirong make their vinyl debut on inner balance, the daughter-label of chez damier’s genre-defining balance imprint. this offshoot is proving to be a rich source of diverse, updated classic house sounds, and its third release is no exception. ‘winnie’ kicks the ep off with a laid-back vibe perfect for afternoon grooving. the techier edge to ’berry white’ makes it well-suited for later in the evening when the dancefloor starts moving, while broken beats and liquid ambience take ‘haqan fen’ into post-peak deepness – make sure to wait for the enveloping bass that arrives five and a half minutes in. ‘winnie’s cut’, finally, is an irresistible precision groove of the sort you might hear in the late late hours at club der visionaere, its soft pads, ricocheting percussion and rolling bass unfurling into the morning sun.