soul notes snx series is bound to be relaunched with a va output that contains some of the usual suspects from the soul notes camp. kastil, adryiano, unseth and dj pegasuz lay down a bang for the buck 12 inch that carefully moves between various colours within the snx palette.
recorded in a bunker somewhere in the ancient basque region, sagas of subterranean life is a collection of 5 sagas that are heavily influenced by scandinavian life and european culture in general. showcasing a versatile collection of 5 bits that range from moving distorted house jams to synth blops and violating techno, norse is not just a collaboration between soul notes head honcho kastil and rotterdam based gitchell moore, it s also a project that tends to avoid genre-restrictions and box thinking. odd sequences x violating drum patterns x palindrome titles = sagas of subterranean life.
the soul notes imprint has never restricted itself to just one sound. ever since it emerged in late 2011, the basque county based outfit has shown several sides of its identity and has developed into a diverse and well balanced home. one of the labels usual suspects is cologne native, adryiano. after reaping some havoc with his efforts on the snx series early last year, adryiano has been crafting his down south ep (ironically) somewhere in the north rhine-westphalian concrete jungle. the down south ep is buldging with deep sine basses, fine rhythmic synthwork and lavish but hefty beats. the title track showcases these exact things best. the essence of adryiano s latest effort is still somewhat hard to pin down. a lot of different moods are going on throughout the ep while the overall sounds maintains it s own glance. from the deep machinefunk on down south to the broken beats of feel what you do. all of these bits have a nice theme to them.
one would never think of mystic rituals when thinking of basque county. yet, this might be a premature thought. naturally, the isle of haiti or the american deep south come to mind when thinking of these tribal traditions.
label-owner kastil continues the soul notes imprint with a release that represents the self-reivention process that he is currently experiencing. emphasizing on advanced synthesis and a more atmospheric approach to his sound, the basque country native takes one on an intergalactic journey through his current mindset.
in recent times soul notes tilted a little towards more groove driven, distortion ladenmachine funk. snx001 is the missing release out of the snx series thus far. label head honcho kastil joins up with cologne based adryiano, who is quickly becoming one of the labels favorite household names. the signature snx sounds is developing into a dark psych-oriented club sound which this ep represents as never before. the opening track *snakes and holes* is pure percussive machinery with the heaviest overdriven kickdrums you will ever hear. on the a2, adryiano sets the mood with a low swinging bass and some eardrum deafening kicks which progresses into the b1 which is perced out to the max with some 303 bassline drama and distortion to top that off. for the b2 track, head honcho kastil shows off some lo-fi drum action on controversy.
prewssing on 180 gram pink & white coloured vinyl.
hamsa intenational are hitting us with some obscure and analog live jams for club use only. rigid grooves that transform subtly by the use of frequency cuts and vocal chops make bodytalk an interesting lo-fi sounding yet energetic jam for peak hours and after. the analog warmth thats filling up the speaker cans comes straight out of old machines and a tape recorder.
back with another banger compilation. on the a side weve got the quintessential anonymous producer crue who provides heat with the very first cut on this record which is a peak time banger close to the techno and acid realm. then, on the same side, a great detroit deep house influenced track by esperanzas label boss kasper shows the infectious and deeper work for this broad release.
snw01 contains some previously unreleased cuts from labelowner kastil. where he never thought of releasing this before. he rapidly changed his mind after seeing the reactions to these cuts at his gigs.after several people requesting a release of the a side rush he decided to press them up to serve his loyal followers. these are two rough, peaktime house jams which have a mesmerizing effect to them. the vocal in gather up! is the perfect example. these are two underground slammers, produced with class and in high demand
the young soul notes imprint is returning to the vinyl front with a new mesmerizing striker by finland based -deymare-. slow house music with touches of soul and bouncy rhodes sliding all over this release. this one is a must have for lovers of the deep detroit sound by masters like rick wade and mike huckaby. soul notes shows to be a versatile label to follow up their club banger ep by adryiano with some smooth deepness like this. deymare proves to be one of the upcoming greats within the slow and deep range. go and get this while its still available, strickly limited vinyl release.
well deserved repress of the 2nd soul notes release by adryiano.
soul notes sophomore release snapback grooves by cologne based house prodigy adryiano is a hot one. straight up warehouse vibes and stunning vocal cuts emerging throughout this release.next to 2 well energetic and jacking cuts by adryiano snapback grooves contains a lush almost sensual remix by labelowner kastil on the a2 and a typical kirill tipo regroove on the b2.this vinyl is being sold with a free postcard by spanish photographer ivan urarte. adryiano delivers a great vinyl debut its an honor to have him on soul notes.