dj spider, dj qu and joey anderson collaborator dakini9 is back on new york’s plan b recordings with a hot solo ep, and the girl means business. four tracks of raw, gritty house music from the street: “find myself” features danny watts on the vocals and a wavey, dubbed-out collection of sounds, “wali” is similarly contorted and grey-scaled albeit for the lonesome piano keys travelling across the arrangement. over on the b-side there’s the head-nodder that is “potentiation”, a punchy and direct dub-house chugger, and the stumbling groove of “strawman”, the oddest and most daring of the four cuts.
plan b recordings continues its underground sounds compilation series. the a side represents label bosses dj spider and dakini9. dj spider is his usual twisted self on *hive mind* and dakini9s house- techno hybrid *lost* reveals a few layers of meaning for the careful listener. the b side welcomes berlins franklin de costa with a deep moody burner named *retreat* and fifth wall records co-boss divvorce turns in a stomper with *e./b.* to close out the compilation.
mauser hails from chicago, illinois, but his production covers far more ground than chicagos no.1 import, house music. the block sees mauser diving into his many influences, including house, techno, hip hop, drum & bass, soul, and funk. combining tight, funky drum programming with a diggers ear for samples, this diverse ep has a little something for everyone!
this various artist vinyl compilation features tracks from dj spider, dakini9, hakim murphy and phil moffa. this combines all of the elements that plan b is famous for: deep, dark, dance floor alchemy. originally released on cd, these tracks are now available on vinyl.
plan b recordings’ lola aka dakini9 returns with another 10 inch in her series of favorite formats. fans of her work will enjoy these two deep tracks with an outer-planetary vibe. *kuiper belt* pumps along with synths and sounds appearing at random like asteroids in space while *plutonian moon* plumbs the depths of inner and outer space with deep basslines, samples, and chords.
another dj spider release here, with 4 strong deep house tracks that drip with originality. deep, raw & dirty with a no holds barred sound that hits you where it hurts! superb drum programming with lush synth chords & dubby elements mixed with some heavy live drumming will have you asking for more. again we hear the musical talent & passion dj spider invokes through his true underground house music production. stay tuned for much more from this promising new york producer/dj.
spider and phil are back with more of their analog jam session madness! 4 tracks of apocalyptic cult techno at it s finest. these two stalwarts are plowing through the scene with military precision. all four tracks were recorded in the world famous butcha sound studio in new york city. plan b recordings is on top of their game here with more original material from the rotten apple. stay tuned for much more to come..
amir alexander was one of plan b recordings’ first recruits. from his first submission, we knew his sound was perfect for plan b recordings. “sonic subversion” was released as a digital ep in 2010 and now receives a proper vinyl release. we feel these tracks sound even better now. their content is as timeless as ever. they have been slightly tweaked and re-touched by amir for this release, making them perhaps even more sonically powerful than the originals. three tracks of bubbly, banging goodness from one of our earliest comrades.
phil moffa is an accomplished audio engineer who has worked with nile rodgers, seth troxler, anthony parasole, the martinez brothers, kool keith, roc marciano, and many others. we are honored to release his first solo effort for plan b recordings, a quartet of tracks made from the various machines in phils butcha sound studios. from the hypnotic *warm wave* to the berghain-worthy *premonition*, this is modern machine music for dark dance floors.
amir alexander returns to plan b recordings and delivers an extraordinary four-track ep that includes his signature jacking house style along with that plan b grit. all four tracks are dance floor heaters and some of his best material to date.
here is dj spiders first lp available on 12 inch vinyl. this double pack is drenched in original, deep house music for those who like sample based tracks. stunning live instrumentation is on display here as well with some appearances from the likes of boyd jarvis, sly scott, dub poet infinity and spider himself.
chris mitchell is back on plan b recordings for his third ep with the new york underground crew who has been churning out deep, raw and original house and techno! label bosses, dj spider & dakini9 supply remixes of both tracks from mitchell. the vanguard sound crew strikes again!
takenawas debut ep on plan b recordings is here! there are two original tracks from him & a remix from dakini9 on the a side & a remix from dj spider on the b side. once again plan b recordings introduces us to a promising young producer who knows how to keep it deep & dirty
with its various compilation series, plan b recordings helped introduce some of todays underground heroes to the dance music community, including amir alexander, g. marcell, and marshallito. the label is back with a compilation featuring some brand new names to the label, including our first release by a japanese artist (takenawa) and an emerging producer from the chicago area (mauser)
here is the 10 inch vinyl only release from plan bs very own dakini9. she delivers two ultra-deep, emotional tracks filled with hypnotic synths & warm bass tones without overdoing it, but giving you much more to digest throughout multiple listens. a must have for any fan of her work or of the plan b recordings massive catalog.
new 12 inch heat from dj spider and hakim murphy on plan b recordings called kaiju ep. inspired by the giant monster fights that were part of the saturday rotations of network tv in the 70s and 80s sparked the inspiration for this 6 track ep. four futuristic bangers accompanied with two ambient soundscape pieces that take you on a ride through murky beats and lush sound textures. super banging chicago-new york hybrid release for the new year!
the collective keeps it rolling with a new release featuring chicago and new york artist as a united front to destroy dance-floors through house and techno tunes. advancing through the ranks of the underground with 4 unique tunes that are quite deep and worth a check: featuring g. marcell, dakini9, kuru aka dj spider, and hakim murphy.
yeah, coming through the nyc pipeline via plan b recordings, murphy continues to materialize tunes straight from dreams into realities with a 4 track ep of acid, deep house, and ambient tunes that signifies samples from his inner music self. listen to murphys unconscious moments rising to the top of himself, straight from the underground for the underground.
new yorks dj spider is back with 4 dangerous tracks for your arsenal! each track is filled with classic samurai movie samples with lots of warm synths & loads of field recordings layered throughout. all four tracks are up tempo dance floor head bangers. recommended to be used with an open mind!
chris mitchell presents to us two potent tracks for his debut release on plan b recordings. label mates, dakini9 & amir alexander give us their take with remixes of each track. the a side track >lonely nights< has a deep house edge which can work well on on any dance floor. the b side >worker ants< track is a bit more spacey with robotic glitches & gritty synths.
here we have the second various 12 inch sampler from the plan b recordings crew! four strong tracks ranging from slowed down beatdown sounds to gritty techno & killer deep house all with the signature plan b sound that is growing stonger with each new release. this camp goes beyond limiting genres, and one things is for sure: these tracks will get any crowd moving on the dancefloor. dont sleep on this one as it features all new up & coming plan b artists to keep your eyes on. stay tuned for more heat from this new york city record label.
this is a well-rounded compilation of material from various plan b recordings artists. up first is dakini9s remix of >swine<, a track originally made by spider & lola. this is a deep, minimal techno track, with squealing pigs and industrial sounds which were recorded in pig slaughter houses and have been layered throughout the track. second up is courages >mildred< track. this is one of those tracks that just makes you want to dance, period. this is from his >feast or famine ep<, which will be coming out later this year. the third track is from detroits very own bileebob (underground resistance, detroit grand pubahs), who teams up with his agriculture partner, marshallito. here we have an amazing array of driving drumbeats and chaotic synth work that blends perfectly together for an infectious, grooving dance floor banger! the final track is from dj spider: a deep house track, with a funky bass line, nice synth work and a good driving beat. this house track completes the compilation and also gives you a taste of the diversity of this labels sound.