shari vari ist alles, von dem sie nicht wussten, dass sie es in ihrem leben vermissen. ihre texte sind frisch, witzig und verrückt, ihre melodien sind eingängig und ihre rhythmen sind höllisch groovig.
tapan are back with their first release since their debut album europa. after that 2xlp emotional and epic journey they are now showing us again their dancier side with two cuts the beast (featuring serbian musician jan nemecek) and ghana. both tracks are not easy to categorize. perhaps industrial-inspired tribal-trance is the closest description, and yet somehow after listening to the tracks it feels like trying to put it in a box just dont do justice with the complexity of the music and its components. both tracks are remixed by 2 current favorites of the malka tuti crew - russian duo odopt who deliver an out-worldly idm monster of a remix to the beast, and italian-belgian duo front de cadeaux who pitches the track ghana even slower, adding more percussive grooves, a fat bassline and a whole lot of of sexiness to the brew.
die orangen (aka dreems & kris baha) are back on malka tuti with the 2nd installment of their saft series, containing fresh music, remixes, reworks and more... saft 2 presents 2 tracks, one on each side.
plazmot are yovav (known for his past productions on malka tuti and correspondant records as well as being part of the infamous shame on us trio) & assaf bloom, another upcoming talent from the city that doesn’t want to sleep - tel aviv. with their debut release plazmot brings forward 2 very different tracks, showing the versatility in their productions (and amazing live shows!).
2018 is going to see the bond between khidja & malka tuti strengthen, with the romanian duo bringing forward their eclectic, cross-genre approach to electronic music in the shape of 2 full releases as well as several remixes tba. -plot- & -am i really here- are two dance-floor bangers, not hiding behind fashions and hype, the duo is pushing forward on both tracks, each with its own idea and story to tell. this one continues malka tuti’s 12” dance series perfectly, with both tracks being pressed on 45rpm and getting each its own side.
this 2xlp album, europa, is dedicated to and inspired by events in 2015 & 2016, which saw the spectre of global crisis come knocking at europes doorstep. during this time, more than a million migrants and refugees fled their homes in the middle east, northern africa, sub-saharan africa and other conflict ravaged areas in search of a better life. for many, hopes of a future for themselves and their families lay in continental europe.
with his upcoming two-part lp on malka tuti, cosmo brings forward his more diverse and somehow mature musical side, combining elements of post-punk, krautrock, electronica and pop on this first of 2 four-track records
exactly one year after their sold-out debut album zest, die orangen (aka dreems & kris baha) are zurück! malka tuti and die orangen have concocted a double dish, a two part remix package, saft 1 & saft 2. the first part consists of a new live version of the track yaranabe, recorded in a live session as part of the duo’s infamous analogue live act. a2 is tapan’s remix of metal man. the poem-not-poem is taking shape as a low bpm banger when tapan’s heavy signature kick meets those trippy vocals. this is tapan’s first track to be made after finishing their debut album last year on mt, and its an interesting evolution of their sound, slow dark and punchy, yet with these vocals and bassline, also a catchy post-pop track for the later hours. on the b-side lies gordon pohl’s reimagination of mersey river (aka “the platypus track”). the tracks “epic-, long slow ambient opening and evolution into rhythm resembles in many ways the psychedelic collaboration works of the late pete namlook & move d on namlooks own fax records, which was always a significant influence on the malka tuti world.
only one month after the release of their first ep on mt on may 2018, vactrol park continue surprising, this time with a full lp in the shape of “music from the luminous void”.the album sees vp delve much deeper into more atmospheric realms. using modular synths and unexpected drum machine sequencing they leave the 4x4 beats behind in favor of off-world rhythms and ever growing bass.
,,,,, starting with drops’s high frequency tension, laying on top of those heavy kick drums it keeps on growing and growing. from there it moves to the “end of the party” groove that is novikov’s notation, and its trippy monotonic rhythm. the a-side ends with the heavy sampled ambient track macbeth, bringing forward that mesmerizing flute solo by italian artist luca spagnoletti yet succeeding in avoiding the kitsch, and with a touch of class.
,,,,,the b-side delves even deeper into ambience and atmospheric muzak. starting with bells, that features again spagnoletti on flute. then we get into the real gems of the album - anstruther and glove. the first is a pure trip into modular psychedelia and repetitive jazzy-like drum rhythms, creating tension right from the start and plays with it throughout the track before decaying slowly into glove, which is in sense both the catharsis and the decompression session of the album. like a 2018 version of vangelis, this track’s soundscape will keep you dreaming with your eyes closed long after the album ends.
vactrol park are kyle martin and guido zen. besides responsible for 2 unforgettable eps on esp institute in 2015 & 2016 under this alias, kyle and guido are prolific producers, with kyle being part of spectral empire (alongside black merlin), as well as half of land of light (with johnny nash) and more, while guido has been producing under the alias of brain machine amongst others. since malka tuti has been a fan of all of the above, it is no surprise the duo found its way into the ever growing family. with an lp scheduled later in 2018, this ep, self titled, is a door into the sound of vactrol park and its evolution - ever deeper, abstract, and mature. always clear, coherent and flowing, never boring. expect big things from this duo, as their live show, incorporating self-built modular synths and effects is destined for greatness…
xen & yovav return to malka tuti in 2018 with full thrust and eyes to the future. after being responsible for the first 2 releases on the label, this time the enigmatic singer and the influential producer collaborate and deliver 2 original songs. hayom etmol is a 100% good vibe diy post-punkish poppy song with a flowing synthetic bass line, balearic guitar riffs and dreamy vocals. the b-side, shavit, is a vocal led song, with a repetitive guitar bassline and, trip guitar riffs and a minimalistic drum machine. low fi in its production shavit feels as if it has been dug out of an abandoned 80s record store in the outskirts of glasgow or amsterdam, with a strong cold wave feel to it. this 7” will be the first in a series of more diy approach to electronic music, song writing and production. some exciting names on the bill so hold on to your chairs... hayom etmol’s artwork design was made as always by morey talmor, with a printed inner sleeve designed by the israeli artist kobi swissa and a special silkscreened outer pvc sleeve.
this record, and the full 2xlp that will follow it, are dedicated to and inspired by events in 2015 & 2016, which saw the spectre of global crisis come knocking at europes doorstep. during this time, more than a million migrants and refugees fled their homes in the middle east, northern africa, sub-saharan africa and other conflict ravaged areas in search of a better life. for many, hopes of a future for themselves and their families lay in continental europe. while the reasons for such displacement, on a scale unseen in almost a century, are many, so are the reasons for europe being seen as the ideal destination. the relative peace and calm of the continent and the prospect of building prosperous lives in western europe was enough to mobilize multitudes to embark on the treacherous journey to europe. one of the most well-trodden paths on this journey was the balkan route, a trail leading through turkey, greece, and the former yugoslavia. this route was not without its dangers, and the dreams of many were dashed by impassible security fences and discordant eu politics, as one by one they were turned away at borders, or worse, forcibly returned to their countries of origin.
europa is the first single that represents the seed of discontent, from which the 2xlp grew. it was recorded during long jam sessions in belgrade as the media spotlight started to dim. the city became the purgatorial destination for a large number of migrants, whose journeys had been cut short and this record reflects the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty about the future, which descended on the serbian capital.
whispered words from the ancient earth. the biosphere metaphorically battered by dusty drum machines, synth swept landscapes, industrial hooks that ring out from the barren outback. was is das? die orangen are australian-expats kris baha and dreems, and together they have crafted a genre: krautback rooted in indigenous psychedelia, resonating the vast expanses of the island of gondwanaland, turnt up by progressive cultures, and multiplied by the logic of the german mind. hear the sound of the southern sun melt genres, feel it flow downstream into a languid ocean of sound. beware the punch of the red kangaroo, a bite from the deadly taipan, the neon stare in a tree-frogs eye, and the bleached siren call of the coral reef - these wild sonic reveries ominously soundtrack the future that nature has in store.
MICROB (FEAT TOLOUSE LOW TRAX MIXES) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK03.07.17
khidja are back on malka tuti and this combo cannot and will not dissappoint. after their successful debut on john talabot s hiverndiscs, khidja continue their current direction of leftfield-club music exploration, this time in the form of microb, a track that is a wolrd of its own, fusioning heavy industrial vibes with their own take of -worldly music- to create this peak time dancefloor bonanza. on the flip side salon des amateurs tolouse low trax delievers two takes on the original track, stripped down and turned upside down, adding those massive vocals. these takes are hypnotic as they are groovey and they complete a unique package for the modern dance floor explorers.
coming from the steaming underground scene of belgrade, brushed with dark abstract, yet romantic ideas of space and ambience, tapan presernt their first ep with the ever growing family of malka tuti. tapans dark atmospheric industrial sound, infused with balkan or even middle-eastern percussions sits perfect with the malka tuti soundscape. following their acclaimed releases on crimes of the future and wt recordings, tapan present us with tarantella and poison high, two slow chugging and very atmospheric, somewhat melancholic tunes for the late hours. on the remix black merlin delivers a great pushing forward slow dub-trance tun, driven by a massive bassline
die orangen, aka aussie producers dreems & kris baha are teaming up for the first time with 2 new unreleased jams under their new alias. slow and atmospheric, yet punching and grooving die orangen managed to meltdown genres into 100bpm 11 minute long trippy trancey bonanza with a substantial amount of jungle psychedelia and heavy drum machines. one day in sheperton is a more drum oriented industrial power house tune. with the diggerido and distorted voices coming in towards its 2nd half. this ep includes, as expected from the malka tuti crew, with awesome remixes by italian maestros fabrizio mamarella (of slow motion records) and alessandro adriani (of mannequin records), oodandatta rain is an ep that throws the listener back to the early days of partying in anjuna beach, when trance was not yet a genre, but a state of mind, and where the tribal element could be found in all sorts of bizzarre contexts and remote corners.
the kloom surfaced one night in dusseldorf through members of autarkic, naduve, stabil elite and more. this is what they have to say about it: -kloom, in hebrew, nothing. the kloom were not a one-day-band. they did it because it was there, all around them. whether we like it or not, the kloom surrounds us, envelopes us, makes us confess that it really exists. and you, sitting now in front of this screen, you are literally touching the kloom, an illusion that in its exceptional complexity makes you feel like you have the option of joining the other 20.000 newcomers. who will be credited for future kloom productions? no one knows. is there even a point in that sort of thing? it just doesnt really matter, because its too fun to bath in kloom
repress alert: for its 3rd release, malka tuti is welcoming khidja to the ever expanding family. the romanian duo appears to be in great form after their successful releases on emotional especial and love on the rocks
malka tuti are presenting a debut release from another tel avivian prodigy - yovav arzi. as part of the infamous red cotton band (with band mates who later formed red axes) he also part of the current red axes live band project.
the first release from the new malka tuti record label introduces us to xen, a multi talented multi cultural singer, artist and designer from tel aviv. for her debut ep she went into the studio with the red axes lads to produce 2 original tracks for the a side as well as 2 different versions on the b side. after already collaborating with them on their track -this is it- for a correspondant records compliation on 2014, this time she takes a step forward and really brings out her post-cold-wave-some-wave attitude and delivers 2 psychedelic poppy tracks, highly influenced by german krautrock as well as british and french post-punk and israeli late 80s new-wave. on the b-side you can find a massive dancefloor remix from the red axes themselves as well as a secret psychedelic voodoo b-side.