the fuck the bass up ep draws on a lot of different influences while sounding fresh and unique at the same time. gospel, hip hop, jazz and house all filter through this five tracker taking you on a journey through vogels record collection
the switzerland based group alma negra are offering a afro- and latininfluenced disco ep tailor made for lumberjacks in hell. with all the instruments played live, this ep sounds like and entire village celebrating the uplifting alma negra signature sound.
marcel vogels latest on lumberjacks in hell welcomes the mighty leftfield nyc mc sensational to flow over his learned disco house grooves. sensational sounds right at home on if you like, and vogel gives him a slightly freaked groove to riff on that works just fine. brown curls taps up khalil anthony, one of the finest uk house vocalists in operation right now, and patchworks remixes it into a dreamy disco funk jam for the boogie brothers and sisters to shake it to. alma negra gets busy with if you like, creating a tumbling afro-centric re-rub par excellence, and then tim jules comes on board with an instrumental version that nudges into tightly wound funk territory.
lumberjacks in hell welcomes deep house vet andy compton and shamrock for a trip into plush disco, laid back funk and more besides. bunny chow was reportedly recorded in south africa, and features the vocal talents of asli on a number of the tracks. you can certainly hear the afro influence creeping into the simmering groove of the title track, while aslis vocals shine through the clearest on the downtempo tones of everything is gravy. nifanyeje is another warm trip through afro disco replete with noodling guitar lines and a crisp drum machine beat, while roga mziki ends the record on a high note with a final blast of that infectious, sunkissed sound the pair have clearly mastered on their musical adventure
marcel vogel and khalil anthony team up for 2 consecutive releases. brown curls has been three years in the making and has seen several very different incarnations. comes with a filthy remix by nebraska and the bumpy you are a star!
DANCE THE BLUES AWAY (FEAT BB BOOGIE & JULIEN DYNE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.02.18
lumberjacks in hell boss marcel vogel and berlin based singer khalil anthony team up for 2 ep s for the label, exploring together their version of soul, disco and house. dance the blues away get s remixes by bb boogie and julien dyne from new zealand.
max 1 per customer - soulpiction and his label have been a big inspiration for lumberjacks in hell and we are honoured to present parking lot blues ep. 4 groove snatching monsters from all sides of the disco and house spektrum.
the italian multi-insturmentalist, dj and producer giovanni damico is back with a mindblowing homage to italy s disco sound of the 80 s. he has refined his love for synths and cheesy vocals and charters new territory with this wonderful 4 track ep. we are totally in love with all the tracks on here.
dan shake is a full fledged member of the lumberjack family since his contribution to the from hell with love compilation but we ve been waiting eagerly for his own 12inch on the imprint. here it is. repress
bjorn petrikat aka konig saatgut has not released a record for 15 years but never stopped experimenting with different flavours of dance music. the spirit is a disco / uk breaks hybrid that repeatedly ignites dancefloors across the board. a curveball that set everything on fire.
2018 repress - this ep is a dedication to the amsterdam based alkebulan project. philou and villy are both members of this project, the project brings artists from africa & african diaspora together. the alkebulan project is on a mission to change the perception of africa an it s citizens.
giovanni damico is back for another round on lumberjacks. the b-side fills some percussion heavy funkdriven excursion into deepness while the a-side is as disco as it gets. again four unmatched tracks from the italian wunderkind.
belgian producer krewcial is one of those producers who flits in and out of activity, and has done so since the mid 90s. lumberjacks in hell have called upon this slippery character to lay down some righteous grooves for their latest missive, and the results are sublime. -2u- is funky house how it should be done, all stomping drums, dreamy pads and soulful licks for the party people in the place. -heal- takes a more edited approach, holding back the bass for the ultimate dancefloor payoff. -hit me off- ramps up the jazzy keys for a detroit flavoured looped up throwdown, and then -the session- fires off one last sumptuous rip through peak time perfection
it s all going on for cervo at the moment. having just launched the banana hill label with an excellent record from majid bekkas (that he also did an edit for), the uk-based producer has now been snapped up by marcel vogels lumberjacks in hell label to drop more of his worldly edit science. on rhythm leads the charge with confidence on the a-side, using a bubbling, afro-infused disco-funk source and making it lean and mean for the floor. there s a distinctly nigerian lilt to the guitars that cluck away through dancing dream, but it s accompanied by bright chiming chords and a solid beat that will stand up to any contemporary house jam. banku is even more explicitly modern, although still layered up with gorgeous vocals and percussion from africa
ltd 2017 repress !!!amsterdam dwelling editor par excellence em vee took the solo reigns on the inaugural lumberjacks in hell - and truly excelled with a great reimagination of >miss you<. the second release on the label sees the german share duties with spanish edit demon rayko, with the rare wiri boss hogging the a side. first up is an expert rearrangement of candi statons cover of the bee gees standard >nights on broadway< which strips the track of its orchestral leanings to focus on the groove! following this is a meaty take on a classic, with barbara keiths cover of >all along the watchtower< reinforced with some bottom end bump. em vee spreads a special disco version of alma lees late 70s philly delight >gimme your love< with an extended intro that fully displays his edit talents
giovanni damico is an extremly talented and ambitious producer from italy. despite his young age he has over 20 releases on labels like the beloved faces. this ep is just insane. proud moment for giovanni and lumberjacks in hell
marcel vogel s lumberjacks in hell label shows no signs of slowing as it ramps up a killer new salvo from debutant artist c scott. -climb on- is an uptempo workout to capture the absolute peak of the party in the funkiest of ways, while -hands free- provides an apt alternative with its slow, organ-led whimsy. disco remains the backbone of the sound here, whatever tempo the track rolls at and wherever it may head. -stuttering- demonstrates this perfectly with its heavily treated, head-spinning fx still capturing that classic good-time mood, while -at ease- finishes on a life-affirming canter of rhodes led celebration.
played by : jonna (city fly / shadeleaf music), ooft!, simba (shadeleaf music), vincent inc, thatmanmonkz (shadeleaf music), javi frias, paul thornton (dig deep / reboot), marcel vogel aka em vee, eddie c, bodhi, dj p-sol, red greg, masterworks music
marcel vogel s ever-ready lih imprint celebrates six years of juicy, sassy, often illicit disco soul with some of the label s best cuts to date. ideal for filling any holes in your collection, the likes of uptown funk empire s pharoah saunders cover -freedom-, manmademusic s gospel-level -circles-, eddie c s tweaking, freaking drum funk -what it is-, stacy and peven s stuttering funk -body jerkin- still slap and tickle just as stylishly and smoothly as they did when marcel first prised them from the editor s clutches... and still will in 10, 20 or 50 years-time. proper dancefloor clobber.
marcel vogel has decided to celebrate the first five years of his edit-heavy lumberjacks in hell imprint in the only way he knows how: by putting together a sumptuous double pack stuffed with fresh new material. in keeping with the way the label has developed in recent times, the eight tracks blend the boundaries between original productions, illicit remixes and straight re edits. there s a celebratory, life affirming feel throughout, from the rubbery bass, d-train synths and rolling house grooves of giovanni damicos the break down, to the bluesy deep house brilliance of borrowed identitys queens bridge. highlights are plentiful elsewhere, too, from the hustlin electrofunk meets disco of vogel s own come on, to the killer synth solos and fuzzy bits of tim jules thrilling slap beat.
heres the pitch: ask six of chicagos finest exponents of bumping house and pitched down disco cuts to contribute some of their finest works, blend them all together and present in the appropriate space either side of two 12 inch slabs. whats the end product? the rather hot looking chicago service from the amsterdam label lumberjacks in hell which features a merry cast of the citys finest in gene hunt, rahaan, jamie 3:26, cratebug, hugo h and boogie nite across two hot plates.
and here is something exciting for you. amsterdams mr mendel who had a proper 2014 already with releases on basic fingers, street edits and lumberjacks boogie debuts on lih as well. for killer reworks for the soulful dancefloor.
australian synthesizer enthusiast, boogie revivalist and occasional house producer inskwel dons his rarely used cold chillin inkswel alias for this outing on marcel vogels lumberjacks in hell outfit. while the aussie producers disco and boogie influences can be heard on lemonade city, for the most part the ep is a house-centric affair. mercury retrograde melds a midtempo, head-nodding chugger out of backwards synth melodies and analogue sounding beats, while ompai delivers his usual, soft-focus blend of vintage synths and warm, floor-friendly bottom-end. theres a chunkier feel about the heavily filtered disco bump of lemonade city, while degrees in the shade moves from metronomic house throbber to sparse p-funk jacker in the blink of an eye
eddie c is known for his work with endless flight, jiscomusic, red motorbike, 7 inch of love and and and. lumberjacks head honcho marcel vogel is happy to welcome him after wrecking many a party together. get it together already found its way into marcel s boiler room set. and what it is was rescued from a batch of neglected older tracks that eddie had made early on in his carrer but is actually a stone cold banger that s tearing apart every dancefloor.
marcel vogels lumberjacks in hell welcome the disco master al kent into the fold with the two track yes i cant 12 inch. al kent is a true original. not interested in anything but disco. dying his hair in a truly unique fashion, to match the sparkle of disco balls and having recently hired an octopus to help him chop up those records. both *yes i do* and *cant stop* highlight the glaswegians importance to keeping the true spirit of disco alive, deftly and tightly edited in a manner that would impress messrs hardy and gibbons were they alive today.
the excellent lumberjacks in hell imprint has served up some fine edits in its short lifespan to date, most notably from chicagos mutant beat dancer traxx and the labels latest release turns to two other windy city residents renowned for their collections and skills. rahaan needs little introduction for the disco loving community with essential drops on stillove4music, disco deviance and more, whilst mr sounds runs the excellent bring the heat website. this twelve is all about the a side >rainin bleeding boy< which puts a well loved uk ebm couple through the dub laden beatdown grinder - though djs will get plenty of mileage out of both tracks on the b side with >flip side< some supremely chopped up disco funk and >war i declare< a stomping and heavily filtered bomb.
comes on blue, marbled vinyl.