sebastian eduardo burst onto the scene in 2016 with a fine debut ep entitled ultima necat, now comes his second ep, this time released in the untold stories protagonist series. dedicated to the legendary poet hanshan, the ep is a deep and personal offering, it keeps to the style which made his debut so appreciated: positively charged, quirky and enlivening micro house, but this time there s a deeper personal dimension to the tracks, a nice development and another welcome offering from the young swiss producer.
the untold stories label continues in cosmic vibe with their pro series single entitled spok, by franco cinelli. the bside features a remix by fellow argentine and emerging talent nektar agu. the two artists first collaborated earlier in the year with franco cinelli doing a remix of nektar agu s track rainy days, which received support from ricardo villalobos. now continuing in fine form nektar agu returns the favour with a superb remix of franco s 14 minute atmospheric dance floor filler, developing it joyously, with intricate percussion and an altogether enlivening mood filled with maasai voices which gives the remix a very different and earthly tribal spin in comparison to the more cosmic aura of the original spok. live long and prosper!
the seventh ep from the untold stories, is a collaborative project, beats and keys. the beats coming from nektar agu, and the piano from matias zurita, aka cossmos. both artists from buenos aires, and they obviously found a great harmony for this project, because the result is very nice indeed. a1 is a special work, entitled seiya . it s an enlivening track of distinct attitude, the flow is strong, the percussion powerful, and combined dextrously with the beautiful keys from cossmos. the effect is very inspiring, very mental - deep and evocative, and very enjoyable. this epic work then get s a remix by archipel label boss pheek, who keeps all that made the original magical, and crafts a refined 8 min remix, if you liked the first track then this will be a very awesome further development. the ep is then concluded by a 7 min work by nektar agu and cosmos, this time a more upbeat and trippy affair, again it s beats and keys in a cool harmony, again done with considerable skill, and is a nice end to a fine record.
the untold stories are back with the fourth release in their protagonist series. starting their 2016 release schedule with some positive vibes from something records boss stephan stl laubner, the ep entitled renbual nahpets, the story: two beautiful dub house originals on the aside, and a tripped out extended remix by cleymoore filling the bside. a welcome return for the label who lit up the beginning of 2015 with an impressive run of eps and va collections, looks like more to come this year!
canadian minimal standard-bearer pheek is the fifth artist to sign up for the untold stories protagonist series, and he s packing some of the crispest grooves he s laid down in some time. -lonely wolf- is everything a minimal house track should be, with a crackling, shuffling beat and layers of subtle orchestration building into a soul-stirring groover. -father- however takes a more abstract route into off-kilter percussion and exotic found sounds specifically arranged to tickle the mind. that leaves it to -the logical question to come is yet to be defined- to dominate the b-side in a 16-minute trip that moves through all manner of moods and moments.
the untold stories offer up their next double pack collection on their trademark transparent yellow and black vinyl. for chapter v they welcome some new artists into the label with jerome.c, jarz=polors, volta cab, and md wallholz, all featuring for the first time. this combined with some superb works from franco cinelli and untld regulars ztrl, ivan lopez, pheek, and jonas sella: makes for a memorable album of highly identifiable music, with varying vibes from the street knowledge track by volta cab to ztrls one perfect for summertime afterhours, altogether another very enjoyable collection.
billy meier, the third record in the untold stories protagonist ep series, is by suokas, and includes a remix by alka rex. the works stem from the remote town of petrozavodsk in russia, where the artist suokas lives a life of diligent focus. the album is dedicated to billy meier whose extensive writings and transcriptions document his contact with extraterrestrial beings, largely from a civilisation called plejaren located a fraction of a second shifted from our own dimension. his works are devoted to widening consciousness and challenge what we conventionally accept as true. similarly inspired, suokas says my music is about things that cannot be proven by conventional methods.
THE UNTOLD STORIES. CHAPTER III & CHAPTER IV (2X12 INCH LP, 140 G YELLOW TRANSPARENT + BLACK COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl, 140 g UK06.07.15
the untold stories returns with another double vinyl collection, this time divided into two chapters: chapter iii and chapter iv. all begins with an extended work by denis kaznacheev. then tracks by vlad caia and kaitaro complete the first record. the second record, chapter iv, begins with a warm and laid-back work by ivan lopez, followed by a distinct andrey zots remix. the final side, begins with a track both playful and eccentric by zefzeed, and the chapter is complete with an ethereal lightness from verrina & ventura. so as a collection, 3 darker moodier tracks on the black chapter iii record, and four lighter tracks on the transparent yellow record of chapter iv, make for another exciting release from the untold stories
the second of the untld protagonist series, by furz, savours the spirit of alfred tailor, an influential figure in the development of the bright young artist, whose first ep is strong and smooth, with raw energy, sultry and primal. the title track is remixed by laurine frost, who inspired by the south american hypnosis of the artist, takes it further, developing the dialogue and deepening the percussive structure, whilst maintaining the mystique and spirit of alfred tailor. the second original work on the record, entitled torino soul is an ode to the automobile of alfred tailor, it opens serenely as if racing through the valleys of cordoba s horizon, scenery rushing by on a hot day. amidst this, the mechanical metal of the engine revolves in it place, as we are rushed forward, and the voice heard a memory both of the machine and the man, alfred tailor.
THE UNTOLD STORIES: CHAPTER 2 (YELLOW & BLACK VINYL 2X12)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK16.03.15
chapter ii of the the untold stories, begins with the beat circle, a new project of denis kaznacheev and ol, an epic work of attitude, an anthem for a new beat generation, filling the whole aside with groovy sliding bases, crisp clean cut claps, eccentric electric interactions, rich moments of imagination: decaying tones come as if some great engine then arrives to take the dancers further on their journey.
first vinyl is translucent yellow, 2nd solid black.
the untold stories: protagonist series. records dedicated to the stories of some venerable but unsung historical figures. the first of the protagonist series was created by sil, and gives a glimpse into the spirit of the first such figure: tadeush konrad. sil, the pseudonym of kirill sylantev, who is more widely known for his work in the duo easy changes, now begins solo productions. for the untldpro series his work dedicated to tadeush konrad is of confident vibe, with much swing and rich with soulful flashes from times past. this work is then remixed by ztrl and hubble. first comes the ztrl remix, with energetic bass and a wealth of tones interrelating to great hypnotic effect. then on the b-side hubble s remix, an extended work, a floating journey of warm organic sounds, concludes the story and the spirit of tadeush konrad.
having launched with a various artists double pack last year, the untold series returns with a new release that retains this approach, as well the yellow and black vinyl colour scheme, -respectively representing the sun and the darkness-. entitled chapter 1, this double vinyl release features eight new artists whose productions still fall under the banner of spirituality that seems integral to the untold series. very much an international collection, south american furz commences proceedings with the latinised minimalist -420error- and from here chapter 1 runs the gamut of minimal techno with particular highlights coming from andrey zots and exercise in broken techno abstraction, pheek s playful -interne-, and the villalobos-esque -regarde le ciel- from suburbs. here s to further chapters please
THE UNTOLD STORIES: INTRODUCTION (YELLOW & BLACK VINYL DOUBLE 12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK03.11.14
the untold stories record series, a new project steeped in spirituality, shares its first offering: a double 12inch collection of single works by artists in moments of much magic, featuring: easy changes, jonas sella, marteaux, cesare marchese, howl ensemble, laurine frost & andrey zots, rainer, and doubtingthomas