DRAGON WAVE/VX LTD
the hague s dazion (who previously released a 12- on mfm s second circle imprint), with a 2 tracker for safe trip.
PLANET LOVE: EARLY TRANSMISSIONS 1990-95 (2LP)
early transmissions 1990-95
vinyl only, 1 per customer
CZ-5000 SOUNDS & SEQUENCES VOL. II
scientific bulletin from the safe trip institute, amsterdam.
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 90-94) - VOL. 3 (2X12 INCH)
repress !! safe trip is taking one final deep dive into the warm waters of italian dream house with welcome to paradise volume 3, the concluding chapter in the label’s journey through the previously overlooked world of one of dance music’s most vibrant and influential underground movements. . while the influence of dream house continues to echo through the ages, the style was at its peak between 1989 and ’94, when producers across italy delivered a high volume of loved-up, wavy and occasionally blissful productions that fused contemporary deep house tropes – most notably from chicago, new york and new jersey – with elements borrowed from ambient, jazz and balearica.
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 89-93) VOL. 2 (2X12 INCH)
only 1 per customer , 2020 repress !! young marco mines deep into the 90s era italian house underground and strikes absolute gold. part 2 of 2. this spring, safe trip will release welcome to paradiso, an expansive retrospective of the italian dream house sound co-compiled by label founder young marco.
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 89-93) VOL. 1 (2X12)
only 1 per customer , 2020 repress !! young marco mines deep into the 90s era italian house underground and strikes absolute gold. part 1 of 2. this spring, safe trip will release welcome to paradiso, an expansive retrospective of the italian dream house sound co-compiled by label founder young marco.
PRINS THOMAS REMIXES
strong prins thomas remixes! tip!
limited split ep, sold out
ARRIVAL / AMMA MIXES
SUBLUNAR ORACLES (2LP)
mixture of deep ambient house, sublime soundscapes and downtempo grooves
acid influenced electronics by japanese pseudo-scientist hoshina anniversary
SORRY FOR THE DELAY - WOLF MÜLLERS MOST WHIMSICAL REMIXES (VINYL, 2LP)
tripping downtempo soundtrack
WELCOME TO PARADISE ADE
2 sampler cuts that have not appeared on any of the previous welcome to paradise compilations, max 1 per customer
DANCE FOREVER - YOUNG MARCO REWORKS
repress !! urgent: our agents recently tracked safe trip organisation ringleader young marco to south afirca, where he was expanding the collectives shadow network, past fire. he was spotted handing writable compact discs – popularly known as cd-rs – to unknown associates. through interrogation, we managed to extract a copy of one of these discs, which bore the handwritten text: pf99 dance forever.
VERY IMPORTANT EP
amsterdam, nl: 12 months ago we concluded a series of experiments with a test subject named ben penn. a year on, we decided to repeat this experiment at his tilburg base. once again, the results were startling.
TULIPA MOVES (LP)
after breaking out of our holding facility in early 2017, we tracked the humanoid alien lifeform known as darling to a deep bunker in amsterdam. while we were unable to gain entry tio the inner chamber, an operative successfully placed an eavesdropping device close by. while monitoring the lifeform s movements, we were able to record eight musical compositions of varying lengths that it had created using a range of analogue and digital electronic instruments. we have called this collection tulipa moves. you will notice that the tracks utilise a variety of rhythmic patterns, explore unearthly but attractiuve sounds and are capable of stirring strong emotions in human listeners. we direct your attention towards the lilting, softly spun melancholia of composition 03 (codename so did we) the fluid, beat-free bliss of composition 05 (codename the m song), and the up-tempo positivity of composition 07 (codename kiss the glass), whose chiming, intertwined melodies and snappy rhythmic energy reminded us of so-called intelligent dance music. we were astonished by the quality and intricacy of these alien creations and those we have not described in detail. it strengthens our belief that darling is a lifeform with higher intelligence and otherworldly musical ability
the safe trip organisation has been broadcasting their musical version of a traditional numbers station on the frequency 5079. human intelligence suggests the agent behind four regular, ear-pleasing transmissions is the safe trip associate artis. using a specially modified one-time pad, we were able to decipher these undercover operatives. the ethereal, dreamy, arpeggio-driven throb of panthera pardus, with its poignant tone and undulating lead lines, was clearly meant as a warning.. the same could be said of -cetacea-, where melancholic synthesizer sounds and meandering electronics gently wind their way around hybrid electronic/acoustic percussion. panic set in once we deciphered giganthopithecus, a composition littered with frequent increases in percussive intensity and a mind-altering melodic refrain. our hunch that artis was ordering immediate action by agents was confirmed by delphinae, whose colourful melodic fluidity, futurist new age construction and layered wooden drum hits deeply affected our researchers. we ordered our own agents to raid the station, but artis had long since scuttled off into the hazy morning sunshine.
SIM / MOON FLEET
to whom it may concern: following the release of the recently discovered musical recordings of the escaped extra-terrestrial lifeform known as darling, we have unearthed two more aural explorations that we believe the safe trip organisation must make available to the public. the first we are calling sim. it is the subjects most alien and otherworldly composition yet, combining mind-altering rhythmic elements with elastic electronic bass and chords from beyond the stars. the second, moon fleet, can only be decribed as next-level sci-fi daydreaming. since darling had no access to electronic hardware or musical instruments during his time in our holding facility, we have absolutely no idea how this music came into being.
SUTEKHS MIRAGE / DONNA, DONT STOP
while attempting and failing to apprehend the shadowy figure known as max abysmal during a frenzied chase through the underground amsterdam arts establishment het skatecafe, we recovered a boxed reel of quarter-inch tape. intelligent assets have confirmed that this contains musical recordings of the type used to pass on coded messages to the safe trip organisation. the first recording we have titled donna, dont stop. we include it with this message so you can perform your own anaylsis. note the use of a rising and falling electronic motif capable of inducing a trance-like state in those untrained in listening to electronic music this potent and emotive. sutekhs mirage, the second coded composition, is bolder and warmer in tone, making use of dazzlingly colourful melodic patterns and passages of percussion that reference polyrhythms. do not be fooled by the surface beauty of this recording: it is capable of inducing hallucinations and irregular heartbeats, and therefore could be very dangerous in the wrong hands.
WHEN SHE HATES ME / ISLE OF RED
strictly confidential: we write to you with alarming news about the extra-terrestrial specimen discovered in the forbidden forest in july 2017. this lifeform, code-name darling, escaped from the top-secret safe trip organisation holding facility late last night. all that was left inside the subject’s enclosure was a pressed polyvinyl disc containing two pieces of electronic music. the first, which we have titled when she hates me, sounds like a call to a distant mate or partner, composed at sunrise and shot through with blissful positivity. the other, now known as isle of red, combines surging drums with poignant and melancholic sounds that are clearly unearthly in origin.
CZ-5000 SOUNDS AND SEQUENCES
synthesizer music from japan on safe trip. lovely! tip!
amsterdam based darling with a six tracker for safe trip. tip!
SPARE HOBBY / CARRERA
june 2017, amsterdam, nl: it is with the utmost urgency that we report the conclusions of our experiments with controlled doses of 4-ho-met, codenamed st004.
as instructed, we met up with agent 23, who introduced us to the test subject– code name ben penn – who was ushered into the bunker for immediate testing. in order to observe his reactions, penn was injected with a modified dosage of 4-ho-met and locked inside with only and handful of electronic machines for company.
the subject immediately began acting strangely. it quickly became clear that 4-ho-met was increasing his capacity to produce music.
afterwards, penn was able to play us two audio interpretations of his experience. he was visibly shaken.
MIRROR IMAGE / ANASAZI
private eyes, a duo made up of interstellar funk and jeroen, two storied members of amsterdams underground electronic music community. 500, vinyl only. tip! their safe trip debut consists of two analogue-heavy electronic workouts that tend towards the atmospheric. a-side -mirror image- is spacey and melodious, with an italo-disco inspired arpeggio bassline underpinning galactic chords and memorable piano lines. it s a collection of complimentary analogue elements tweaked for maximum late night enjoyment. on the flip you’ll find -anasazi-, an altogether deeper, more hypnotic affair. its distinctive rhythm comes not from bold drum machine beats, but rather the rising and falling of intricate, micro-house style melodies and looped electronics. it feels like it was influenced by the aural textures of dub techno, the phase-based minimalism of steve reich, and the deep space ethos of early 90s european ambient music.
SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY (2X12 INCH LP)
young marco delivers a compilation of his own remixes to inaugurate his new label, safe trip. featured are his versions of tracks by francis bebey, hnny, michael ozone, the recently released vangelis katsoulis remix and a couple of as yet unreleased remixes of jacco gardner and zulu pearls. few have developed as distinctive an identity as quickly as young marco. in two years, the dutch vinyl obsessive has shot from relative obscurity to global notoriety, building his name through brilliant, vastly wide reaching dj sets and optimistic, rhythm-obsessed, simplistic but-detailed production