american native musician, based between the flourishing berlin and paradisiac bali, walker barnard is a truly special artist. he presents his latest work with serialism, a fantastic 4 track ep of mesmerising elegant, soulful and psychedelic minimal funk. the ep also includes a killer bumpy remix from techno luminary and family friend alexi delano + a original digital only bonus track. another fine piece of art from walker!
after quenums debut album, the richly textured and atmospheric masterpiece * face to face*, serialism prepares to release a striking remix package featuring three distinct voices in electronic music. * basic solution*s raw fluid energy is encased in a pulsing, staccato framework by cesare vs disorder as the meandering bassline emerges and gives way to the original distorting synth line. 5am is first given a more pumping dancefloor sheen by tiefschwarz and next a typically epic and mindbending journey from mathew jonson. lastly frank haag delivers a spooky rework of * ritual* that tightens the groove into a rolling hypnotic head trip that will also move the floor.
super elegant 4 tracker ep bringing together detroit influences and 90s raw minimal with a dubby edge by up and coming artists pablo tarno & anthony constands.. included tolga fidan epic house remix. a little gem marking release number 20 of serialism catalog.
in the beginning there was funk. some say it came from another planet, some say it was always here...what we know is that walker barnards has got the funk deep inside of him and with chapter 19 of the serialism adventure we share the journey with you.
its fair to say that sammy gossens aka sierra sam is one of the rare and victorious butterflies of the electronic world. over the last 15 years not only has sierra sam released his own works on esteemed imprints such as supplement facts, time has changed, einmaleins musik and many more, but his impeccable engineering skills are in demand worldwide, co-producing with artists such as bloody mary for dame music and surburban knight for ur and peacefrog. not enough to suffice his creative torrent, sierra sam runs the highly successful toys for boys imprint alongside marcus vector and was label manager for jay haze’s tuning spork and contexterrior labels.
new offshoot to the mean record label – serialism records - combining avant-garde sounds with a seasoned technique for all things minimal. in this case >dried lubricant ep< is an example of quality which doesnt follow the common flow. on this 4 tracker, the classic breed of techno is harmonically mixed up with the quirkiness of our time. a various artist ep which doesnt eave space for misunderstandings. on the a side young frenchman cesar merveille and his obscure melodies and liquid bass lines takes us on moody journey followed by italian rico casazza who plays ironically with our heads in a more funked up style. on the b side ekkohaus opens up the dancefloor with heavy breaks and chorused rim shots while the fourth track from the brainchild of techno producer grimes adhesif delivers an industrial 909 style loopy piece. grimes is the label owner of mind your head records, and has produced tracks which have received much recognition from major djs and artists such as ricardo villalobos
for our first release of 2018 and our 11th year in the game, we kick off proceedings with jicheal mackson. the highly in demand producer and live artist drops another forward thinking offering on our imprint. on the a side he delivers carneval, its an underground disco themed cut with hypnotic highs, a groovy bassline and intricate drum programming that evolves through out, vocal murmurs add to the ambiance and complete this winner. jichael switches things up on the b side (vinyl only) with odyssey, this is a more stripped down and trippy affair with break beat drum programming merged with 4/4 swing, white noise slashes and drones set the mood for dark little number. on b2, he lifts the mood with kraut, a more upbeat offering, driven with a bouncy bass groove and intermittent lush pads he creates another groovy master piece perfect for a late night dance floor. this ep truly shows the diversity and talent of jicheal mackson and confirms serialism never ending quest to deliver quality underground music...
part of serialism 10th year celebrations comes from two of romania s -ones to watch-, cristi cons a:rpia:r / amphia) & sublee (body parts / delooped). they turn and step in to the arena for serialism records 40th release. the -you and me- ep displays the duos versatility and production flair with 3 forward thinking tracks that glide in between house and techno effortlessly with that minimal swing that is romania’s and serialism’s signature.
greek producer markos spanoudakis aka kreon has certainly made an impact on the electronic music scene.his percussive and jazz tipped sound has found its place through solo releases for labels such as cecille, robsoul and many more seminal underground imprints. his latest offering on serialism has been widely received by a small handfull of the scenes elite who have been dropping tracks from the ep all summer hualtor kicks of proceedings with delayed vocal stabs that roll over a 4x4 kick and a doubled up snare. the bass groove cleverly pitches up and down and is completed with a series of shuffled hi hats which complete this minimalistic winner. up next on a2 is forpsyche, which encomopasses a tough and rolling drum selection with swing added for good measure, a sub bass, warm pads and erratic lead stabs bring the all the elements together nicely. third track ‘valtera’ then keeps to kreons signature laid back grooves, shuffling drum licks and the use of processed vocal stabs, the track seamlessly rolls with a series of lo-fi glitches and pitch shifted chord stabs. finally forpyke rounds off the package as it rolls out a sure fire drum selection full of swing and stripped-back percussive hits, repetitive chord textures ebb and flow throughout the composition which results in a truly hypnotic and raw dance floor killer, with intricate percussion patterns that are packed full of swing.
the rise of azimute continues, after a their killer debut on crosstown rebels, an appearance on john digweeds live in toronto and much received hype with their new vinyl only label, azimute music. we are the sound ep is a full on journey into the unique sound of azimute. the first track on the ep is taken from the title, it features the vocals of rocky washington who has worked with the likes of snoop dog & jay z. the track has infectious percussion from the start and rolls effortlessly through, azimute s signature sound takes control as rocky s vocals complete the journey, a definite late night anthem for sure. next up is laterra, this true hypnotic and percussive piece is built for the main room and is certain to cause damage. on the flip side of the vinyl we have -under control-, its a stripped out eerie yet beautiful piece of techno which builds and builds, certainly one for berghains main room. finally we have the track entitled -way back-, another late night techno roller, with clever guitar stabs and a clean sound scape layer that draws you in as the record play
emotions, melody and rhythm. those are the keywords to describe jin chois new release on serialism records, >delirium ep<. the berlin based artist has already been on the spotlight with the serialism team for his release >full range< (with maceo plex on rmx duty) a couple of years ago. his peculiar sound has developed even more since back then, leaving a special mark on the electronic music by spreading its uniqueness via well respected labels such as lessizmore, contexterrior as well as his own imprint private gold. the original tunes are solid musical journeys crossing over techno and dubstep, somewhere between the berlin and london sound, sometimes between the past and the future. romantically charged of emotions and broken rhythms. delirium ep also includes a minimal avant-garde re-visit by jazz musician david koch aka dewalta from the vakant and meander family.
nice price deal !!! quenum is an extraordinary individual. a professional breakdancer that was raised in africa, he found love in london in the 80s through mastering the art of djing to early electronic music and broke into the spotlight as acess58 in the 90s before forming the cadenza label with luciano in 2003.
his debut album *face to face* is deliriously deep and melancholic, rhythmically complex and gives a fragile new voice to techno. across the eleven original tracks, phillippe quenum exudes a graceful temperance creating tracks that flutter and take flight (indulge in synth voices of *children of the sun*) as well as rattle the bass bins (sample the raw energy of *basic solution* and delicate power of *ritual*). both sparse and insightful (*my people*) as well as intricate and anthemic (*never loose my soul*), quenums delivery is always quirky and slightly surprising and *face to face* is a curious analysis into this honest musical soul.
ahead of the deliriously deep and rhythmically complex debut album >face to face (out in november on serialism), phillippe quenum aka quenum first displays his rich, dynamic and sometimes soulfully melancholic sound across a teaser ep featuring two album tracks plus a tough yet shimmering remix from the ever classy and timeless, cassy. lead track >face to face< pulses with raw, rumbling bass as hard claps accent an unfettered groove scattered with delicate sonic nuances and a powerful vocal sample. from peak time to sunrise, >5 am< is an ethereal electronic voyage, with softly woven beats, rippling synths and melodic keys.
the 21st release on serialism records comes from the founder of the label himself, cesare marchese aka cesare vs disorder. wide close up is a 4 tracker ep of trippy spaced out – crossover-tech-funk, driven by a vibrant range of clubby grooves. it includes a collaboration with cadenza co-founder quenum as a prelude of the forthcoming album on serialism in november and a mystical remix by perlons favourite maayan nidam
berlin based serialism records returns with yet another 12inch addition to their collection. this time onirik (a.k.a federico benedetti), the label manager, steps forward with what will be his debut ep, after a fleeting appearance on last years london cuts vol. ii compilation. broken ep fully embodies the dreamy and trippy atmosphere of oniiks musical sphere, based around hypnotic raw grooves with a touch of old school. the 12inch features a collaboration with label boss cesare vs disorder and a remix from hold youth wonderboy le loup.
phillipe quenum, cadenza co-founder and long-time dj & producer emerges on serialism records armed with a soulful, four-track ep just in time for spring. widely known for co-producing the 2003 hit, orange mistake, as well as a myriad of other first-rate outputs, this gifted producer needs no introduction. quenums another day ep is right at home on serialism, a label that’s known for its consistent and classic dance-floor orientated releases from the likes of frank haag, sierra sam and jin choi. laden with emotive, ascending synths, abyssal atmospheres and dubby basslines, this record is the true mark of a seasoned producer. from the percussive and texturized arrangement of another day to the chicago inspired oscillating goodness of my furious thing, to the late night deep vibes of everyday people to the nu-jazz flecked digital only electric prayer, quenum knows how to evoke emotion on the dancefloor. each track is the perfect backdrop for the onset of the spring / summer season, all four cuts melodic and deep, infused with elements of chicago house, and touches of both soul and jazz. this timeless release further affirms quenum’s rightful place as one of the top producers in the game.
the serialism crew is back with the second installment of their london cuts series. picking up where vol.1 left off, vol.2 calls on a slew of talented label veterans to guide us through the many corridors of house music. first up cesar merveille delivers kevs a deep tech-house tune that builds and builds with just the right amount of sex appeal.up next safari electroniques main man arnaud le texier drops then youll love a hypnotic groover punctuated by percussive stabs and atmospheric keys.
barcelona-born rainer grew up in california, but it was his move to london in 2007 which led him to start collaborating with cesare vs disorder, playing out around town and beginning his production career with the popular >neuralgia< under his belt. the obvious next step for him was to hitch his wagon onto the well-traveled route onto berlin where he now presents his second release on cesares serialism records. >x-berg to san diego<, a production in conjunction with the labels head honcho, a paean to his newly adopted stomping ground and the town of his youth. a tough house beat leads with a funky guitar picking out groove along the way, an oscillating vocal hovering into earshot as old-school snares jack it up.
jin choi is a musician, producer, dj and live artist based in berlin, germany. equally focused on groove and melodic structures, his music fuses electronic and naturalistic sounds to move the head and body. once coined modern minimal, chois productions are equal parts emotion, melody and rhythm. full range is his first release on serialism records. in a recent interview, choi described himself as a burial loving music-nerd who is simply trying to create his own musical language. he has released on lessizmore, contexterrior, romanphoto & archipel, to name a few. for ser10, he joins forces with maceo plex (aka maetrik, the moniker he saves for his darker techno productions) to do just that. most known for his recent revered deep-house single, vibe your love on crosstown, plex makes the release the perfect late-night tool. first up is full range, a dubby tech-house number with ominous and increasingly glitchy repetitive vocals that remind the listener of what choi seems to already know - music is the universal language, music is no longer irrelevant. next, half baked, the eps star, manages to perfectly fuse industrial sounds with melody making a blissed-out, deep- house track. mysterious squeaks, hisses and factorial inner workings provide the backdrop while warm time-stretched freestyle vocals guide us through the production. maceos deep remix is around 9-minutes of chicago house inspired sounds layered with snappy high hats and emotive chords.
after a strong start this year with a unique ep by queen atom, alias cesare vs disorder (special edits by seuil and ahmet sisman) serialism comes back on the dancefloor with a stunning ep by london new comer pablo tarno.
pablo joined the serialism / mean / essential reload crew as moforize (does that ring a bell?) and delighted our public with a pearl on production side as well by giving refined dj sets. the ep is powerful, every tune is a classic, ranging from beautiful elegant deep house to percussive tech house with hip hop, dub, funk and techno influences.
queen atom is back on serialism following on from the success of his recent >refuse greed< ep on dumb unit. blu samba confirms queen atoms talents to make dancefloors sashay to his beat and is strengthened with remixes from two highly rated artists who we welcome with open arms to serialism, ahmet sisman and seuil. coka zero has elaborate percussions and an elegant beat, while perlon-esque sounds melt right into the landscape, a beautiful master melody often wakes up bringing everything to a complete harmony. a driving groove with playful drum patterns and jazz elements really showcasing queen atoms production talents that have been demanding attention from his dumb unit releases and live performances around the world, most notably at watergate and city fox. fix ur mama is a very analog-sounding techno affair with that oscillating bass guiding the tune all the way through, with delicate percussions tempting and teasing us and filling all the interesting spaces. a deep track that forces us to move. coka zero gets remixed by ahmet sisman. as we all know, ahmet sisman brings a totally fresh and unrepenting take on all things house and techno! the groove in his remix is just a purely coherent rhythm, complemented by techy hihats and delayed vocals taking us deep and sexy breathy, fresh and groovy!. a track to cause serious damage! ahmets take will shake any building to its foundations with his unapologetic bomb! seuil then comes in with his own edit in his unique and elegant style that has been gathering followers from all corners of the globe. the drive and propulsive groove is there whilst he experiments with jazz keys off setting the original elements that are still in tact. as would be expected from this artist at the top of his game, his remix is sublime production with hints of romance, deep elements all playing around a beautiful groove. seuil bringing a masterful debut remix for serialism! a fabulous package from serialism!
the latest installment from serialism records comes as a various artists release showcasing the sound of this london collective. a1 comes straight out the traps with young catalan rainer serrat with neuralgia. a stylishly crafted house affair that will surely be an instant classic. a beautiful sexy thriller that leaves us begging for just a little more! rudolf pays homage to house music with a strong vibrant / slick production and a rolling tight groove. golden showers is an avant-garde jazz experiment with deep off key intentions. ollie silva and eddie smith combining to deliver a futuristic and forward thinking piece of music. itzo delivers a beautifully crafted and stylish minimal endeavour. clean warm sounds with liquid funk running through. pablo tarno delves into the deep with an elegant piece. warm and groovy in all the right places. a strong ep experimenting with the boundaries of house music.
rudolf has been on fire for the past few months, most notably with a solo album and a collaboration ep with partner in crime cesare vs disorder on pheeks acclaimed archipel label. this time he delivers the goods with delicacy, solid grooves and bouncy club music on his mind. the productions on this 4 tracker (one available only digital) all have a common feature: structured with beautiful, refined sounds. guitar improvisations here and there, soulful vocals in and out and deep basslines. the whole ep is decorated with an ongoing tribal feel, sexy, percussive rhythms and rubbery noises that tease the listener all the way through. this jackin and funky ep splits in the border between techno and house, and will instantly seduce clubbers all around the world.
serialism continues to deliver superb electronic dance music with queen atom? debut ep. outta is a journey through mental, dark and deep soundscapes yet funky and harmonic, generally different from the whole vibe of nowadays minimal music. ?orror fest?is a unique piece that combines old school, long, hypnotic grooves, with fresh and innovative sounds, rainy soft synth tones and warm atmospheres reminding as a result of classic new wave techno from the 90s, mixed up with the freshest and avantgarde sound of the present. on the flip me2 and phlanoptik close the ep in a very stylish fashion.more percussive, more dancefloor, driven by a un-typical order that makes those two, special tunes for collectors. serialism bring us another release for the music lovers, perfect for after hours mood but also easy to listen at home.
the fourth release on the serialism imprint comes from itzo, a london duo consisting of one english (half of guy noir on resopal) and one spanish. the result is a brilliant mix of techno influenced minimal funk, stylish, cool and always groovy. the whole ep has a very refined sound that offers some delightful melodies all the way through, combined with big fat rhythmic structures that just force you to dance all the time. a delightful and original ep
marco shuttle returns to serialism to deliver 3 tracks of groovy and elegant techno. filled with nicely laid out percussive ambiences and dark but uplifting sounds, it reminds us of older cadenza releases with a story/groove that never ends and a latin feel that seduces the body. this one will surely make an important impact in the minimall circuit
this time again offering some delightful grooves that will be appreciated both by the dance floor crowd and home listeners. nicely starting off the ep is berlin based greek producer ekkohaus - on his second tune for the label with a very detroit-influenced track, massive elements of groove and funk, exploding half-way through and teasing the listener as the snare/clap comes in on the half beat. this tune will be largely enjoyed by both techno and house fanatics. next one on the list is italian marco shuttle, offering a slightly different approach with his deep, long & repetitive journey of soft synth chords and elegant elements that remind of cadenza releases, providing a perfect tune for the after-hours or stylish warm up. on the flip we find ourselves with a huge tune from queen atom, perfect for the peak time hours in those big packed club rooms: a combination of detroit-esque funk, with trippy back melodies and percussive 909 toms waving through the atmosphere, resulting in a dark yet groovy slow-tempo techno piece. strikingly finishing off the ep is argentinean artist rudolf, already known for his previous releases on sthlm, who delivers an enormous experimental track with intensely layered vocal melodies: eerie, ghostly and combined with many industrial aspects, the result is an immense bubbly, watery track that will indisputably drive clubbers insane throughout the globe.