comes with a huge 22x28 newprint poster in japanese sealed poly sleeve. chicago s beau wanzer returns to the label with his signature sound of crunched out bizarro electronics. tip! unmistakenly, wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. from the hypnotic head nod of wick hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of the grim whim or the nasty metallic stomp of he spilled my drink we get wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. a welcome return to say the least.
originally released as a limited run cassette on low jacks editons gravats label in 2017, we now get an official vinyl pressing via l.i.e.s. krikor kouchian serves this killer soundtrack to the documentary arabie saoudite: les liaisons dangerousness where the french tv program focuses on the saudi royal familys support of wahhabism and the wests appeasement of saudi foreign policy, kouchian underlines and accentuates the content with a brooding blend of mirage-like electronics and minimalist drum machine geometries. a deviation from his previous works and he moves into appropriately darker synth territory with this one.
krikor is back on the label with a new six tracker. following up his pacific alley lp from last year, we now get pacific alley in dub, taking tracks from the lp and re-working with ample echo and new riddims strictly made for the dancefloor. spacious pads and linn drum claps are run through the board as voices ping back and forth in the chamber, equally blissed out and trippy turning these tracks into completely new freaked out compositions. summer jams guaranateed. includes download card.
hailing from sao paulo, brasil now currently residing in the outskirts of europe, fernando may be better known for his more floor oriented releases as innsyter or seixlack. fans of ppu take note! crazy one. includes download code.
one half of the kwc 92 (who has previously delivered two top notch lps for l.i.e.s.), swedish producer max stenerudh aka maxxx bass steps forward with a 9 track solo effort titled gone fishing. right off the bat we hear stenerudh immersing himself in a world of chilled out and narrative fm electronic explorations that call to mind places past. the untitled tracks leave it to the listerner to create a story on their own, as voice pads, hand drums and dare we say pan flutes push and pull their way through the album creating dreamlike textures and otherwordly escapes. ideal music to fall into a late afternoon summer siesta to. lp comes come with full color 22cmx28cm color poster and download card
proper mixed bag this one soothing, grinding, banging, and disturbing! new york city by way of miami, alex suarez delivers his debut lp the eight track autogolpe for l.i.e.s. autogolpe, is a term for military coup initiated by a dictator to take control of an existing government and suarez uses this loose idea to create the sonic equivialent of the pain, strife, oppression, isolation, and joyous freedom associated with said act. musically he expands on his prior releases for bank and primitive languages as heavy industrialized sonic beatings sit next to somber passages, oil drum slow beat tribal clangers provide a back drop for screams shooting out of the dark. musically it paints a distorted picture of world in decline, an exile from another land and arrivial to anothers in chaos or the clinging hope of something better on the other side.
after numerous eps through the years, we are pleased to announce the debut lp from one of the cornerstone s of the l.i.e.s. label, terekke. we asked the man himself for some words regarding his album as to do it justice best. suffice to say we couldn t be more pleased this is happening as it stands as a truly special record for all of us. download card included
florian is back on l.i.e.s. with another massive release. this one runs the gamut from the epic pwog styled opener contact, to industrialized beat track of random chaos to stepping broken techno on closing track z as we hear the artist further evolving and exploring his sound. by far his most diverse and mature release to date.
svengalisghost captured here in his most true form, the live setting. this recording comes direct from the board during his performance on french television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. what may be the chicago born artist s darkest and most plodding recording to date, this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial, foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp, plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. this is sound of evil personified. limited copies available worldwide.
bottom dwellers rising to the top a little taste of who s who in the current brooklyn underbelly, l.i.e.s. links up with like minded misfits from the primitive languages crew to present a six track comp 12 exploring freeform electronics of varying shapes and tempos from brutal to beautiful club to gutter its all here, get in or get out. picture cover by matthew bellosi! no payments rejected
american experimental musican shane english continues in a long tradition of outsider electronics as hes been humbly prolific in his output though the years involving himself in numerous recording projects.collaborating with jonah lange in their group corporate park as well as an ongoing collab with beau wanzer (seeing a release last year under the cp/bw name), english now commits his second full length solo offering to vinyl in the form of the general dimensions lp. sparse machine driven electronics dominate the recording providing a back drop for the occasional pulsating rhythm, metallic clank or floating obscured vocal. while it is a dark and sparse affair there is a quiet downtrodden beauty throughout giving the recording a sense of uncertain serenity in an almost shoegazey way. highly recommended for those into early electronics.
insane hyper hybrid combo of wave/house/techno by murray cy of glasgow. the cy stands for -contort yourself- the label he runs which bridges the gaps between lost sounds of the past and contemprary noise makers, this ep displaying the producers take on the sound perfectly. all four tracks move in their own way from mid-tempo heaviness to more peak time fare. this is the rough back alley stuff you ve been warned about!
based out of philly m//r delivers his second transmission for l.i.e.s. tip! out of the gate dread nox hits hard with dusty breaks and bizarre buried vocal samples blasting through over a dark ambience clattering about the track. portals following with a similar progression nasty drums and creeping strings moving the cut along, while tea and oranges closes with a stepping cadence which will undoubtedly resonate with certain djs. another strong outing from this up and coming artist.
hard edged metallic beat techno, shawn o sullivan picks up right we he left off on his last -this coercion pt.i- ep earlier this year. again we get driving, sharp machine music not so far from the birmingham school of the 90s sound with this latest ep. o sullivan has a knack with eloquently pummeling the listener as demonstrated here, the track fully automated being the perfect example as it airs out midway through taking a break from the punishment. top stuff..
playful & boyent electronics in a romantic den haagy type haze...right up our street.. tip! the label say: *ive know billy werner aka m/r now for about 20 years, him being from whitestone, queens myself right next door in long island. through time ive seen him go through many different metamorphosiss in his musical life, his m/r project being the latest incarnation....*
nyc s bookworms makes his return to l.i.e.s. with four tracks of hypnotic headnodding techno. big tip! ever evolving in his sound, bookworms is fearless in his production whether behind the beat, in front of the beat, or subtly changing tempos through his tracks, there is a bizarre swing to it all keeping it moving. jump into the haze zone of the worm and hear for yourself, perfect for those backroom moments...got it?
danny moore aka pvre matrix is from a generation of young techno producers out of brooklyn who come at the music without preconcieved notions or boundaries in their approach to production and playing live. he is the epitomy of the slash and burn blitzkrieg attitude of new producers popping up under the jmz everyday. while very interesting to see the scene develop this way, few have executed in such a fashion as pvre matrix has. impeccabily produced without losing its sense of urgency or brutality and clocking in at breakneck speed, pvre matrix is out for blood, and his three track debuts prove as such. while you might not catch danny moore in your local big room anytime soon, he is undeniably a force that is present and will crush you regardless.
new yorks marcos cabral has not so quietly been creeping up on unsuspecting victims of modern electronic music through the last years. his project as chemotex for trilogy tapes singlehandly executed a type of out of sync shuffle jack not seen since the days or early rush or even cajual which have had floorboard pulling effects in clubs when dropped. download code included. tip!
new york techno producer shawn o sullivan makes his return to l.i.e.s. under his vapauteen moniker. after an amazing release on avian as 400ppm and a collaborative effort on the corner with beau wanzer, here we get o sullivan turning down the bpms and slowly crushing everything in sight. the a-side provides three tracks of unforgiving modular slowcore beat electronics which trudge their way to the grave, while the b-side is strictly about power electronics and harsh tone work outs. sure to piss off someone on the internet or better yet, in real life.
(re-issue of the much longed for 2013 lp with alternate artwork). samo dj and max stenerudh have billed the record as a conceptual soundtrack set in kowloon’s walled city, an ex military fort in hong kong that became notorious for its dense population, triad connections and lack of governmental control. it was demolished in the mid 1990s, but has served as the influence for plenty of projects since, and should provide a suitably shadowy backdrop for kwc 92s fractured sounds.
desperate music for desperate times, collin strange returns to the label with a hard hitting ep of 90s style warehouse acid. this is remorseless, zero compromise, full fledged acid mayhem start to finish in the truest sense of the word, coming direct from the source. strange does what he does best pushing his 303, 101 and 909 to their limits with extreme intensity and abandon. if siege made electronic music this is what it would sound like. punk electronics for those who thrive on everyday chaos of the new world disorder. no trance to be found here.
rich oddie (orphx) and dave foster (huren/teste) return under their punk/industrial/scum electronics moniker o/h. these 5 tracks are an amalgamtion of dense, yet somehow stripped down heavy industrial punk electronic madness. open filter feedback drenched ms-20 and punishing 909 beats crash head-on throughout with foster s jello biafra-esce vocals through a meat-grinder stylings fight with a ranting homeless man as he raids your uncles s 80s porn vhs collection. controlled chaos written recorded and put to tape as modern society falls apart in front of our eyes. absolutely what the world needs right now (according to us).
l.i.e.s. presents the first part of broken english club new album trilogy, white rats. following on from last years the english beach, white rats is described as, a collection of caustic and absurd portraits of the human animal. oliver ho continues to push his industrial influenced sound with metallic acid tracks, guitar noise/drone experiments and heavy synth wave once again with this nine track release. includes download card. the album sleeve features the disturbing and erotic photography of javier gallego escutia, which also comes as a poster with limited edition copies of the record. white rats part 2 and 3 will surface in 2019.
a longtime staple of the infamous hague scene, dj overdose returns to l.i.e.s. with what may be his heaviest release to date. razor sharp top notch production is the name of the game on this four tracker which sees overdose move from relentless broken beat electro on the a-side to the more wave influenced cuts on the b-side s, dark spectre echo and strompel. overdose proves once again he is and always has been one of the major forces in the electro world since the early-90s consistently refining his sound and pushing it to new territories. essential!
chicago s justin aulis long and ken zawacki return to l.i.e.s. with their second ep under their circling vultures moniker. on this offering we get four tracks of tough yet psychedelic machine music. from slow bpm beaters to metal on metal floor cuts, these are executed with precision to do maximum damage whenever played. sinking their teeth in and never letting go, looming over and waiting for the right moment to strike...tense music for the end times! another killer from these seasoned club vets.
person of interest returns to l.i.e.s. with a sleazy three tracker weaving in and out of the edges of house and techno. lines are blurred in only the best way as p.o.i. expands on the sounds of his last eps, refining his style with broken beats and darkside tribal leaning driving techno pressure. top shelf stuff from the brooklyn producer.
dj nozaki aka zzz aka dj cornbeef straight outta tokyo going in for the kill with some chicago style beat tracks think mdiii meets phuture or some old school rockin house cuts and you re on the right path. three tracks that will make the club-goers rise from their graves. limited one time pressing.
mick harris arrives on lies via his fret moniker. a man who needs no introduction via his exploits in napalm death and scorn among a slew of other projects, harris returns after his lp last year, bringing fret back to life once again. four tracks of absolutely crushing broken techno, dense blasting and unstoppable chaos that lays waste to all in sight. trancers and candy ravers step aside. an unmissable record from a true originator.
tel aviv based two man project tv.out has been making a name for themselves these last years putting on impressive live sets, djing around the world, and running their paralaxx imprint releasing various strains of rugged, well informed electronic music. . on their debut for l.i.e.s. we get a smoking three tracker spanning styles that would not seem out of the place being played on the west coast of den hague in the late-90s. think early legowelt meets coca disco meeting heavier techno sounds as a starting point. club gear for the gearheads.
following up his self titled 12 inch earlier this year austin, texas based shane english continues in his path exploring the deep and bizarre edges of the american diy electronic world.
over these eight tracks we get english’s wide spanning take on the music touching upon elements of industrial on -invasion threat- darker ambient with opening track -sanctuary- and even hints of stinson on -bilocation drift-. english’s signature sparse and melancholic tone is present throughout again using minimal percussion and voice to glue it all together in a haunting fashion. another engaging listen direct from the depths of the american underbelly.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
parrish smith has quietly been making a name for himself over these last years with releases on knekelhuis and contort yourself as well as with his projects volition immanent and sige bythos. we see him appear on l.i.e.s. in a strong fashion through four varied dense tracks. from slowbeat ebm to belgium klang to classic den hague crushers this ep forges its own path taking these cues and putting smith s unqiue spin on them. heavy yet still possessing groove and hypnotic rhythm, damage will ensue if used correctly. fresh stuff from this up and coming talent.
randomer is back at once again for l.i.e.s. and again delivers the goods. taking the entire a-side is smoking, and it does exactly that as it s a full on club fueled rugged electro cut that does the job straight up and down. velvet opens the b-side on a different note building huge tension with its buried rave chords waiting just for the right moment for the drums to drop, a proper club beast if used at the right time. rye closes it out taking it in the other direction with tribal drums and voices in tow driving it home. massive!
techno veteran adam-x dons his admx-71 moniker with three tracks of subterranean, cyborb, body music influenced slow grinding techno. tense, textured, and ready to explode all three tracks explore the dark present and future we are heading towards, with track titles like nuclear hysterics and dire situation the music goes hand in hand with the modern day chaos unfolding daily. properly heavy and dense there is still air letting the tracks breathe and develop as they slowly boil over scorching everything in their path. heavy!
!! 50% deal !!!new york by way of miami, nick klein has strung together an impressive discography over the last couple years releasing music for alter, ascetic house, and bank among others, while at the same time handling his own primitive languages imprint bringing to life music by a wide range of cellar dwelling freaks. some time in the making, we now see klein with his debut on l.i.e.s. displaying, over four tracks, a wide range of production styles, each effective in their own right. from side-chained jack to peak red drum work outs to computer based minimalist bit destruction this ep proves to be a crushing statement from an artist coming into his own
after three stand out eps over the last three years for l.i.e.s. tzusing delivers his debut lp for the label. here we get seven tracks of precison crafted electronics, unmistakenly taking the artists signature industrial fueled sound and opening it up to a new dimension far beyond the typical metal beat clang. emotional, dark and powerful, the album title taken literally means -invincible east- based on a character (a swordsman) in a jin yong novel who must make the ultimate sacrifice to attain knowledge and transform. the narrative goes in hand with the artists observations living and travelling throughout asia and provides a haunting soundtrack for a bleak future where few dare to subvert the power structures at hand.
coling strange lands on lies.. going to hit hard, this one..tip! collin strange has a long and storied history in the new york city underground music scene of the nineties. from owning a record shop in the east village, to working at distributers, to playing in bands of all sorts, to producing music alone, strange was around at one of the most vibrant (and transitional) times in the l.e.s., just on the cusp of guliani s culture crackdown which choked the life out of the city, forcing many to leave. currently located in seattle, strange has picked up where he left off years ago plugging in the gear and churning out blistering acid cuts with a very d.i.y. edge that brings to mind drop bass network, unit moebius, or free party french acid of old. coming full circle these tracks are completely at home on l.i.e.s. and will undoubtedly thrash any soundsystem in sight. play at maximum volume for total disruption
device control is jake reifs new solo production outlet which draws equally from the pools of early wax trax and medusas with the hybrid pit jack of early farris or rush. machine made yet with a soul, all four cuts are for the true hyper jackers on the floor, tested and recomended. born in new york and spending his formative years in the mid-west, jake reif has served time amongst some of the best, producing alongside both mystic bill as well as reade truth releasing well recieved 12s on rong music and a break out remix on snuff trax in recent years. back in the day you could catch jake clocking hours working at sonic groove records among a motley crew of heavy hitters whilst honing his talents.
device control is jake reifs new solo production outlet which draws equally from the pools of early wax trax and medusa s with the hybrid pit jack of early farris or rush. machine made yet with a soul, all four cuts are for the true hyper jackers on the floor, tested and recomended. born in new york and spending his formative years in the mid-west, jake reif has served time amongst some of the best, producing alongside both mystic bill as well as reade truth releasing well recieved 12s on rong music and a break out remix on snuff trax in recent years. back in the day you could catch jake clocking hours working at sonic groove records among a motley crew of heavy hitters whilst honing his talent
the argentinian based ngly had seemingly appeared out of thin air landing on the brooklyn based l.i.e.s. label in 2014 with an untitled four track white label ep. on this ep, the unsuspecting track -speechless tape- ended up becoming a cult hit with select djs in the scene (i-f, mick wills, intergalactic gary...) eventually leading to it being voted as intergalactic fm s #1 track of the year in 2014. on the heels of his successful debut rudolfo could have stayed the path and produced an easily digestable follow up dance record or two, instead he chose to take his time and reflect. sitting back in the studio tweaking his live act, recording endlessly, transforming and refining his sound.
free jazz electronics, club beat tracks and psychedelic passageways all make an appearence on the latest 33.10.3402 ep for l.i.e.s. which follows up this year s earlier standout ep for the label. truly exciting music coming by way of belgrade, unafraid to turn the corner where most would runaway. adventerous music for those who know. not to be missed.
nice price deal !!! adam-x should need no introduction as he and his brother, frankie bones, pioneered techno in a post-disco, pre-guiliani, new york city through the late-eighties and onwards past the nineties with countless productions under their belts and throwing renegade parties throughout the 5 boroughs. their record store sonic groove served as a hub for purchasing cutting edge electronic music from across the globe and was a meeting point for likeminded freaks throughout the city.
forming during 1997 in providence, rhode island experimental group black dice have without question paved their own way through their 20 year career. doing what you want to do when you want to do it, no questions asked with a fully informed yet blatant disregard for everything surrounding them, always with acute execution and an ever changing singular sound. no gimmicks, no nonsense, since the beginning.
somehow it would only make sense for dice and l.i.e.s. to link up and after a long friendship we see it come to fruition. with this two track 12 inch dice put their foot on the gas and ramp it up. you wanted to shred? well this shreds. is it a snapshot of the past? a possible nod of things to come? a moment frozen in time? we leave it for you to decide.
greg beato is back on l.i.e.s. and back in top form with this massive 5 tracker. beato demonstrates his versatility as a producer throughout as we seem him move from melodic house, to electro, to tweaker dj rush style psycho beat tracks on this ep. every song here has its own unique flavor with beato s trademark style undeniably present. needless to say this ranks up there with some of his best work to date and is sure to make a lasting impression on all listeners.
following his l.i.e.s. lp last year and cccp 12 inch, 45 acp returns with a jaw dropping follow up. from scratchy ambience to dramatic slow tempo bpm cuts to melodic house tracks, 45 acp shines on this ep showing his versatility and reinforcing his reputation for strong song writing and composition. once again diverse enough for club or home listening, warm up or peak time. let the djs make the choice. another truly special ep from this up and coming producer. highly recommended.
tzusing returns to l.i.e.s. with his third and (final?) name out of place ep after two now sought after percusors leading up to this one. again we are not disappointed as the massive opener face of electric hits hard taking a typical breakbeat formula and adding some sort of bizarre ritualistic element like the zulu nation or george kranz in a ceremony at a steel factory. emotional eater slows the tempo down, but again the machines grind hard with tinges of acid, heavy rhythms and sparse vocals moving in and out, while the closer r is a stripped down beater made for mixing. top stuff from the in demand producer.
new three track ep by los angeles producer silent servant. these will fly ...tip! known for his previous work with techno outfit sandwell district, juan mendez, since the dissolve of the group has tapped into his formative new wave/post punk and early electronic influences effectively applying them to his recent productions to create an engaging amalgamation of modern dance music. across this ep the sounds of bleep, ebm, and even minimal synth are all present...from deep floor movers to jagged edged 150 bpm skankers, mendez through these last years has been responsible for opening up minds on the floor and this ep proves to be a testament of such.
this polyrhythmic swirl of drum machine, tape echo and locked grooves is the product of two post-1982 jam sessions between an anonymous dj and drum machine operator duo. the dj liked the way a record happened to skip. more were made to do so. the drum machine operator had had a bit too much, but he knew that 100 divided by 3 was 33 - and he was feeling the toms that night. file under: funky experimental.
the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 dream of the walled city (ost) lp, samo dj and max stenerudh return with another far out record complete with backstory. originally composed as an accompanying piece for artist thomas jeppe s exhibition in tehran, iran the music contained on this release was originally pressed on extremely limited cdr s given out for free at the exhibition. as it stands it would have been a crime to keep this music in the private sector, thus now we see an official release in long playing format here on l.i.e.s. dream-like, full of drama, suspense and full of cinematic overtones, once again the duo of samo and max deliver beyond the full scope of psychedelic soundtrack madness.
the force known as 33.10.3402 has built a cult following in certain circles through the years with his adventerous production approach and execution. with numerous releases on labels such as esp institute, kunstkopf, and most recently second circle we now see his appearence for the first time on l.i.e.s. 33.10.3402 perfectly balances his sound and presentation with this three track effort where we hear tones and rhythms that can go from baleric to metal beat in the blink of an eye. with looming clouds clearing for the light of day and then back again, these tracks sonically play with the emotions and serve equally as dancefloor cuts or for home listening bugout sessions.
new york s gunnar haslam appears on l.i.e.s. with his third lp for the label titled lebesgue measures. picking up where he left off on his last long player mirrors and copulation we hear an evolution in his sound throughout the nine songs. still there are the understated yet grooving acid lines next to carefully programmed drums and attention to surrounding detail which creates beautiful and balanced atmospheres. there is a brightness coupled with an underlying sullenness tapping into some sort of mystical and seemingly obscured narrative which moves through the entire record. deep and immersive stuff to say the least.
jean nipon most recently known for his standout productions on parisien label clekclek boom joins the l.i.e.s. stable with a new three track ep. the a-side sees nipon go straight for the throat with a chicago-esce muted-synth beating drum track, not unlike early poindexter or ricky smith productions- it is effective, dj ready, and geared for the club. the two track b-side takes a more mellow and dusty approach- without losing his sense of rhythm engaging drum programming push along tape warbled melodies as the tracks expand and release, balancing out and letting this ep breathe perfectly.
adam x is back with his third album release under his industrial guise, admx-71. following releases with the legendary label hands and his own imprint, sonic groove experiments, adam paired up with l.i.e.s records in 2014 for redacted files, a 12 inch single of slowed-down and tense ebm wizardry. adam returns to the l.i.e.s. front with coherent abstractions, a brand new album of singular experiments that pull from every corner of electronic musics landscape into a comprehensive and propulsive full-length.
randomer returns to l.i.e.s. with his second release for the label, a 5 track maxi-12inch jam packed with mixing tools to rip the floor. granted these arent your everyday mixers, randomer went in and dug up some percussive nastiness and got all dynamic with it, dropping in and dropping out, heavy kicks and bells, these tracks will work the crowd and are suitable for all nite clubs around the globe. club tested and approved, a classic in the making.
dj/producer/professor/gardener. the hagues overdose is the absolute shit, in our books. this is another must have record from a key figure in the west coasts (of holland that is) underground scene. and we didn t even mention murder capitol yet. don.
person of interest, highly sought after and could be lurking in the shady corners under brooklyns jmz line. on his l.i.e.s. debut we get soupy remanants of what could be called garage house, pieces of high octane techno, and one slow burning grisled tooth number to close this three track ep out. a strong showing and undoubtedly one to keep your eyes on.
one per person pls ... blazing edits from the infamous denis simachev bar resident lipelis out of moscow. fast disco, end of the nighters, and heavy freak vibes fill this plate and it s sure not to last long. a must for your sleaze arsenal. tip!
well respected french dj and producer dj deep joins the l.i.e.s. roster with a new three track ep paying homage to the days of old when house and techno were a fresh and exciting music revolution. this ep perfectly balances the sounds and energy of the past and renewed vibrance and resurgance of what s happening now in paris. repress
one per person pls following her debut on the music for shut-ins compilation, antenes concocts three tracks of otherworldly techno on l.i.e.s straight from her nyc workshop. tip! *antenes operates a laboratory of self-made analog sequencers and synth modules built and manipulated in the name of rhythmic, sonic and spatial exploration. antenes signal path transforms synthesizers into sequences that burst with percussive energy, bouncing sound through sound like so many fuzzy am radio stations clipping during a late night drive. the result is a sound fundamentally unique and viscerally propulsive that shuttles dancers into a vortex of electro pulses. *
brooklyns person of interest returns to l.i.e.s. after his widely celebrated *call this number* debut from last year. once again we hear p.o.i. delivering the goods on the subtle yet massive*-what you think you want* with its phazed flutes, sleazy vocal, and rough house beats. *keep it moving* does just that on the b-side, again with a slinky laid back and somewhat sinister feel, whereas *my 97s* almost has a grime/uk kind of swing to it. comes in an amazing full sleeve picture cover designed by pete leonard and p.o.i. dancefloor approved.
veteran nyc synth master gavin russom joins l.i.e.s. with an outstanding three track ep. ... epic, tense, and driving russom goes for the throat crafting beautifully produced functional club tracks that teeter on the edge of the deepest psychedelic realm. with hints of many different electronic strains creeping into his productions, we get the full specturm and see this talented producer doing some of his best work in recent times, the hidden gem being the b-side s closing track, the telstar file.
after his first ep for l.i.e.s. last year, tzusing is back with his impeccably produced style of industrial and ebm influenced machine grinding cuts.
the tracks on this ep represent the climate of clubbing yesteryear when it was normal for djs to play such things as ministry, front 242, or nitzer ebb next to a disco track next to a breakbeat track and so forth and to say these tracks could be heard somewhere like medusas would not be off base. driving, engaging and downright gnarly we can only hope these sounds foreshadow things opening back up on the floor as time pushs forward.
debut ep by slugbug, we get four tracks of dark electronic hybirds made for the open minded dj and club-goer. somewhere between the blurred lines of new wave tinged beat tracks, off-kilter electro and psycho-house this record is made to make you work and the club sweat. not to be missed.
2015 repress ... willie burns and entro senestre team up for their second release on l.i.e.s. under the daywalker + cf moniker. big things on here! picking up right where last year s release left off, the title track supersonic transport turns out to be their most dancefloor driven effort to date. doing exactly what the title states, it moves in beautifully epic territories throughout its almost 8 minutes long course, taking you where you need to go. the b-side turns the floor vibes down a notch, as both tracks are left alone to breath in their own worlds, each with equal space and unique sonic character. ace release from these guys.
nice price deal !!! eric copeland is an american born experimental musician and a member of the band black dice since its inception in 1998. as a solo artist he has written and produced six albums as well as countless singles through as many years, and has forged his own path creating an intimate and deranged space which his music exists in. logo my ego is his debut record for the l.i.e.s. record label out of brooklyn, new york.
gunnar haslam returns to lies records for his second album, mirrors and copulation. following a slew of 12 inch releases this year, gunnar delves deep into his darkest palettes for a return to his patient, haunted soundscapes that shrouded his debut lp, mimesiak. the viny lp comes with digital download card included.
while industrial and ebm seem to be words buzzing around the media today, not too many artists associated with these words seem to be truly delivering. tzusing, who resides in shanghai has been a student of the game through the years, and has strived to execute his take on these sounds and does so with shining results. this four track ep is a testament to him transforming the metal beat into a sound of his own and running wild without limits. dont miss this!
rough, rugged and raw psycho jackers, that fill you up before the main course is served. parts unknown, weight unknown, this hasnt been the first and definitely is not the last you will hear from this guy. promo only like way back when, just to give you a little taste of what is to come. not coming back!
french producer voiski returns to l.i.e.s. with another 12 inch of his diverse and refreshing style of techno. spanning across the board we get epic dramatic builds, post shuffle headnodders and floor crushing sub-bass grooves over these three tracks. guaranteed to cause major damage wherever and whenever this record is played.
three tracks of frantic back alley under the table techno by brooklyns matthew morandi and max ravitz aka inhalants. scathing, morphing, abstract workouts for the floor, these three tracks are rough and ready for club use to the fullest. just take heed if the local pd are in the vicinity.
jorge velez returns to l.i.e.s. with his first effort since 2012s hassan lp. through this six track lp we see the ultra versatile velez weave seamlessly through numerous strains of electronics. very decent stuff - sure to fly out and unlikely to come back any time soon. tip!
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debut release by new artist florian kupfer. on this four song 12 inch we re taken through a wild journey of a man and the story of his machines. tip!very emotional and human feeling, these lovingly saturated tracks move through the worlds of techno and house in subtle, unassuming fashion though totally distinct in their own right as each song possesses its own personality regardless of the man/machine relation. 100 percent club ready, so take heed.
nice price deal !!! originally composed for a live performance commissioned by the quai branly museum in paris, french producer low jack was given access to the museum s vast music library and used it as a basis for this project.
following suit where his 2xlp left off gunnar haslam presents a new ep for l.i.e.s. once again we see haslam find a nice balance between combining samples and hardware in his productions creating moving and atmospheric tracks, which range from slow stripped down soundtrack style cuts to more developed far out techno. mastered and cut by matt colton at alchemy.
brand new material by marcos cabral following his false memories 2xlp archive release earlier this year. on the capri social ep we see cabral offering three varying tracks all touching upon the outskirts of house, techno and beyond as he captures the energy of the machines to create effective and engaging psychedelic excursions.
after his epic split with black deer, torn hawk comes back with a proper four track 12 inch, opening with an almost balearic/tropical, someone put something in my drink and i am melting house cut. trapdoor returns to wyatts skewed after school special add cali-speed freak bastard child drum machine/guitar lush not lushness. we get more end-titles on the b-side, as both songs could be the soundtracks for a night hanging in a parking lot drinking boxed wine and snorting ajax while auxilary police circle, threatening to harsh your mellow ... good times to say the least.
a collaborative effort between marquis cooper (svengalisghost) and lili schulder (51717), this project was born in the winter of 2013. what can best be described as non-stop electronic erotic cabaret, the duo played a series of improvised performances which served as a structural backbone prior to the recording of this album. finished in merely two weeks, this 8 song double lp acts as a complete listening experience, engrossed in the down beat primitive electronics of the past whilst pushing further into the self-created anti-beat world of today. pulsing tones, off beat drums, melancholic vocals, and overall dark vibes characterize, but do not solely define what it is to truly trust in pain. mastered and cut by matt colton for maximum impact.
1 per customer a gem of the parisian underground electronic music world for those who know, voiski hits us with three tracks of high bpm techno which at points reminds us of early steve bicknell or oliver ho. the b-side hits hard with the epic from sea to sea a monstrously beautiful building track that does all the right things in the right places just when you want them to happen. a big release to say the least
been a long time since we ve heard anything out of miami like this! producer greg beato follows up his blazing ep for funkineven s apron records with another killer three tracker....serious shit, 100% tip!beato somehow just knows how to get it right combining all the crucial electronic elements, creating three absolutely monsterous tracks that will crush the dancefloor. sure it s been said before, but the music does the talking and this ep is a pure unharnessed example of such. guaranteed to be in every djs bag this summer. further proof it s game over for weak watered down dance music.
a huge departure from his known works, marcos cabral appears on l.i.e.s. with his most dynamic and experimental work to date, the false memories 2xlp. compiled from various cassette tape recordings spanning the years of 1998-2000, here we have the early experiments from an accomplished producer, which showcase the unharnessed energy of youth when it crashes head on with the technology of the day. the songs created by cabral reflect his attempts of the music of the time falling somewhere in between techno, dub techno, idm, and even noise. an engaging and timeless listen the whole way through.
straight and to the point high bpm club ready tracks from the world of delroy edwards. no one is left standing with the clap, whistle, and warble of this ghetto funk. rough and tough beat tracks made for mixing and getting the fuck out, just like in the old days. nothing flashy here, hard working tracks for the working dj.
after emerging from years of seclusion below the chicago underground last year, marquis cooper aka svengalisghost, returns with all new material recorded this winter somewhere between the woods of north carolina and the streets of nyc. an advocate in creating what he calls the anti-beat, cooper takes what he s learned from the traditional machine experimentation of the early pioneers, reconstructs and retransmits the sounds which lie somewhere in the realm of unhinged synth punk or industrial forward-thinking beat electronics. these tracks are truly the essence of house, and a vicious circle it is.
limited repress edition. due to crazy high demand.one off repress with a printed label. two dusty d.i.y. straight to tape house jams from brooklyns lowlands, by basement producer terekke. music for those unending summer days spent in a sticky smoke-filled haze. over saturated house energy meets voices of paranoia while shifting juno chord changes and a dirtbag 707 drums keep things moving.check!
composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th century cult of assassins, new jersey based producer jorge velez (italians do it better, thisnotanexit), better known as professor genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of hassan, which strongly stands apart from his previous efforts. check!
super-limited exclusive three track vinyl sampler ep from the upcoming l.i.e.s. >american noise< 2xcd compilation! this sampler expands upon three completely styles reflective of the diverse l.i.e.s. catalog to date. torn hawk pulverizing the entire a-side with his most unclassifiable material to date, marcos cabral returning to the label with a sinister 110 bpm techno track, and delroy edwards doing a blown-out barneys workout. a strong finish to the year.
returning after some time off, two dogs in a house took to a secluded studio in stockholm sweden during spring 2012 to record while on the road. here we have the result of uninhibited access to machines with no time constraints and no distractions from the outside world. this freedom allowed the duo to expand upon their ideas of deconstructing conventional song structure and harnessing the power of what immediately surrounded them in the moment. two full side tracks that will absolutely crush and/or isolate anyone who crosses through the sonic pathway of them. perfect sounds for the apocalyptic world we live in.
new l.i.e.s!just when we had our doubts about the west coast, los angeles via nyc producer delroy edwards steps up with his debut release for l.i.e.s. musically edwards takes his influences from that barneys ghetto sound with oversaturated 909 shuffling highs, dx bells, 101 filters and ends up making fresh, and yes, melodic ghetto style tracks that somehow get stuck in your head even without vocals. a unique take on a modern classic with the dancefloor in mind.
on this 12inch we get two very different songs, the lead cut being driven by 727s, jx-3p bass, and some sampled horns which make this a driving and funky excursion bring you back to another time and place. sketch iii clocks in at around 110 bpms and drives on and on and on, plodding through the depths of your mind while conflicting voices (mis)guide you through your trip. strictly for the freakz.tip!
max ravitz has made a name for himself with his hazed dance not dance productions over these last couple of years appearing on a handful of different labels under a handful of different monikers. here on the 15 track, -common purpose- cd we get ravitz in all of his different forms as he teams up with numerous artists from his local brooklyn scene and beyond, serving up unheard cuts from numerous recording sessions done over the last years. through the record we hear the producer s versatility from tripped out downtempo vibes, to mid-paced acid, to high bpm dust burners, as ravitz and co. explore almost all possible avenues while in the studio. collaborators include huerco s., jahiliyya fields, ngly, terekke, bookworms, cloudface, and josephine.
*cd version with exclusive track!* after three stand out eps over the last three years for l.i.e.s. tzusing delivers his debut lp for the label. here we get seven tracks of precison crafted electronics, unmistakenly taking the artists signature industrial fueled sound and opening it up to a new dimension far beyond the typical metal beat clang. ltd edition pressing. . emotional, dark and powerful, the album title taken literally means -invincible east- based on a character (a swordsman) in a jin yong novel who must make the ultimate sacrifice to attain knowledge and transform. the narrative goes in hand with the artists observations living and travelling throughout asia and provides a haunting soundtrack for a bleak future where few dare to subvert the power structures at hand.
adam x meldet sich mit seinem dritten album unter seinem industrial pseudonym admx-71 zurück. nach veröffentlichungen auf dem legendären hands label und seinem eigenen sonic groove experiements, war er 2014 mit der single -redacted files- beim angesagten new yorker l.i.e.s. label von ron morelli gelandet und legt nun ein ganzes album nach, das ein vielfältiges spektrum der stile elektronischer musik beinhaltet. adam x gehört mit seinem bruder frankie bones zu den pionieren des new yorker techno in der post-disco, pre-guiliani zeit der späten achtziger.
a collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor ready beat tracks (legowelt) to post chill out room bleep-hop (daywalker & cf) to industro-wave anti beat experimentation (svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations