incl. moomin remix !! if 2018s wolfep046 touched on the burgeoning talent of rising portuguese star pedro, this 2019 follow-up delves deep into the accomplished head that rests on those youthful shoulders.
if there s one thing wolf music know a thing or two about, it s house music. so its no surprise then that they ve decided to reissue a golden 2003 deep house nugget in the form of brs (british rhythm services) spring dom. reissued from the original dat tapes spring dom is one of those timeless records that even 15 years on sounds as soulful as it did when it first hit the racks. echoed sweeping stabs, chunky drum loops and powerful synth flurries alongside those mesmerising vocal refrains, all tied together with a driving bassline - this is deep, deep goodness of the highest degree. reworking spring dom for the present day, wolf mainstay medlar provides a rave tinged remix, chopping the vocals and reworking the synth lines to give it a peak time, dancefloor demeanour. the flip houses the other two tracks from the original 03 release - clubtronic with it s ukg flavoured beat, m1 pads and jazzy free flowing melodies and miss you combining a bumping groove, dynamic bass melody and stirring rhodes chords. a much-welcomed reissue package from the wolf camp and a chance to own this house treasure without feeding the sharks.
the third and final instalment in frits two bar house music & chord stuff sees him continue to showcase his distinct style of lo-fi, wonky house - both quirky & unconventional, yet instantly endearing in the same breath. served up first in frits melting pot, theme 09 kicks things off with a shuffling, ukg esque rhythm and rnb flexed vocal snippets, alongside floaty arps and that chord stuff that swells and stabs in the mix. throw in a weighty bass and frits trademark analogue wonkiness and you ve got a prime example of a wentink wobbler. next up, theme 10 hits you with an organ melody reminiscent of a warped crystal waters, before twisting and turning into an edgy off-kilter house track. a glitchy synth line, bouncing bass and dreamy pads will hook you till the end. flip it and theme 11 offers up a chuggier affair where glistening arps are interspersed with squelchy and sustained synths. elements and effects are combined throughout, mesmerising you with a glimpse into the wonky world of the frits. closing it out wentink leaves you with a quirky club stomper, coupling a gritty bassline, saturated loops and off kilter, lo-fi stabs all tied together with a driving kick. across this 3-part series frits has left the fancy titles at the door, letting the music do the talking and demonstrating his penchant for making interesting, engaging and distinctive house music, not your average two bar house music and chord stuff.
one of dortmund s finest exports, mr. fries, returns to wolf music bringing his signature sample heavy house touch back to the label. six tracks of mpc saturated cuts take the stage for wolfep045 with the hazy rhodes, rhythmic stabs and sax flutters of nocturnal opening up the e.p. sun takes things on a percussive workout before work leads you down a road of dusty detroit loops, akin to the productions of the motor city greats. on the flip you get a smokey jazz, sun-drenched roller in getright , moving into junkfoodnmusic which encapsulates that comatosed feeling its titled after down to a t - dropping the pace down into a laid back jam. closing out the ep thesimplethings driving bassline, fizzing percussion & sensual samples offer up a late night groover to round off another stellar outing from mr. fries.
yesterdays tomorrows is moomins 3rd album and the first of his to be released on wolf music recordings. the album see s moomin showcasing the natural, organic sound he is known for, applying his production technique to house, as well as venturing into beatdown territory with 90s new york hip hop, and his uniquely moomin take on liquid drum & bass.
manchesters garth be has long been associated with wolf. long time fans may be familiar with all the thrills released back in 2009 on wolfep003, a track that is still played by the likes of move d today. the past seven years have seen garth perfecting his craft and launching his sweet sticky label. the seven movements was his debut full-length in 2014 on the label. that same year, it was rightfully placed in the top 5 of both phonica records and piccadilly records end of year lists, with very accurate comparisons to the likes of floating points, theo parrish, kyle hall and moodymann. here garth presents his first full ep for wolf with six jams for the mind, body and soul.
wolf music is delighted to announce an exciting new addition to its label roster, neue grafik. with previous releases on esteemed labels such as beat x changers, slime recordings and s3a records, french producer and dj, fred bwelle aka neue grafik, has quickly risen as one of the most promising acts to come out of the new french electronic scene.
seven years, who cares? no one really but it seemed like a good excuse to do something a bit different. we spoke to some the artists that have helped shape wolf over the years and asked whether they would like to contribute to a double 7 inch release. excited by the unusual project session victim, frits wentink, greymatter & mr. fries have delivered four original tracks with the format in mind. hip hop, beat down, low slung & upfront house all contained across two records. this release will be vinyl only.
after completing his debut 12- for 100% silk (which saw a release in feb 2016) hubert clarke jr spent most of 2015 focused on pushing the music of others, through sydney s newest record store, outer time inner space. owning and being surrounded by a literal shop full of records provided motivation and inspiration but left little time for writing.
ishmael follows up his 2014 debut ep, wolfep026 with his latest offering on wolf. fans of his recent album, sometime in space will not be disappointed. the ep also features soulphiction on remix duties, injecting doldrums with some extra dancefloor pressure.
hand stamped vinyl only release with promo feedback form included... the a side, body action has been causing quite a stir since it was included in medlar s excellent solid steel mix last year. with it s recognisable vocal hook and piano line, it stood out amongst the high calibre of records included. on the flip aya chan is a brand new cut but channels medlar s love for classic 80 s labels such as west end & prelude.
over the past 7 years wolf music have steadily blossomed into a bonafide platform for both auspicious and established producers of classically-minded house and disco catering for listeners and djs alike. having amassed a catalogue of eps and lps including the likes of frits wentink, medlar, krl, mr fries and inkswel they are now ready to release their 4th full length lp this time from long term label friends nicholas church and joseph spencer a.k.a casino times.
its a captivating encounter when a producer of relative anonymity bursts onto the scene with an exciting and engaging release, that you re drawn back to again and again, wondering how you ve never heard of them before. porto producer pedro, & washington dc vocalist jenna camille have achieved exactly that with this first release on the mighty wolf music recordings. the influences from jazz though to soul, rnb & broken beat are weaved deep within this record. you re drawn in from the off with an intro of stripped back pianos behind an emotional spoken word monologue from jenna, before it opens up into a beatsy, rnb infused groove. having pulled you in float hits you with a richness of synth textures, layers of broken beats and dreamy chords alongside jennas float mantra hypnotising you deeper and deeper. reaching the last section of the track though you re woken from that hypnotic groove with a switch to a raw and energetic breakbeat sure to get any crowd moving. keep it h 2000 , the final track on the a side, has a real flavour of fatima to it emanating from jenna s blissful vocals - laid over the top of sustained rhodes, weighty synth lines and dynamic drums. flip it over and there s a tougher intensity to future dance (it ll be ok) , coupling rhythmic stabs with jazzy chord progressions, laced behind a groove that wouldn t be out of place lighting up the floor at a co-op night. to close out the e.p. you re given a sensory overload through jenna s staggered, overlaid vocals panned to come at you from every angle its the perfect outro to both stun you and leave you wanting more. and if this extremely well-polished, first key release is a sign of things to come, pedros name will be becoming a lot more familiar in years to come. support from afronaught (bugz in the attic), bradley zero, henry wu, lefto, atjazz & osunlade
wolf welcome another new member to the pack, this time in the form of producer lb aka labat. the young frenchman has already caused a stir in the two years since his first release, clocking up appearances on faces, robsoul & d.ko records. for his debut on wolf he delivers four tracks in his trademark style of dusty jazz and hip-hop sample infused house music. this one’s for the heads!
frits wentink returns with the second volume of his two bar house music & chord stuff on wolf music. drawing inspiration from the legendary sounds of kerri chandler and mood ii swing, the release contains four themes perfect for the nightclub, bar mitzvah, funeral or cruising in your 1989 vw polo on your way to see your gal (or guy).
in conjunction with the label turning 8, wolf music return to the va format that see’s them releasing forgotten gems and exclusive tracks from label mates. brs’ bouncing was originally released in 2000 on imperial dub a firm favourite with wolf music for many years, it now has the opportunity to be introduced to a new generation of record buyers. paradiso rhythm self released greetings & salutations digitally early last year. a killer record in every way that deserves a vinyl release. on the flip ishmael & medlar supply a collab track recorded last year at the red bull studios. rounding off the ep is an updated version of krl’s i wanna be with you that was originally released on wolfep003.
real d. burst on the scene last summer with his breakthrough track rhodes that . one year on and the release is still in high demand, fetching upwards of £50 on the cogs. matt & stu were invited to play at his party in his hometown of bordeaux late last year and the idea of an ep for wolf was discussed over the best red wine and cheese the southwest of france had to offer. in a strange but true story a 3d glasses company in silicon valley called real d came knocking and with the threat of legal action, his name had to be changed & real j. was born. another great addition to the ever-growing wolf music roster.
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following on from casino times debut album familiar circles, wolf music enlist al zanders & moomin to remix their favourite cuts from the album. al zanders delivers a classy deep house version of carlotta while moomin throws a curveball with a drum n bass remix reminiscent of a classic ltj bukem track from the mid 90 s.
after blessing wolf with a fantastic remix of mr. fries on wolfep033, hodini steps up for a full ep on the label. having started out producing hip hop alongside retrogott, the mpc addict has been turning his hand to more uptempo grooves in the past few years having released music on max graef & glenn astro s money $ex records & damiano von erckert s ava. the hip hop influences can be heard throughout the ep with the two a side cuts primed for the dance with their heavy soul and jazz sampled grooves. the flip features the hip hop beat, represent right here & the ep rounds off with the mid tempo collab with hade, parashutes.
2016 repress ... *in love again* first surfaced as part of red rackems *all i ever wanted ep* in 2010 becoming an underground smash. soulful vocal samples, and beautiful detroit strings work uniquly in the wolf style that we come to expect. the new remix is uptempo, with skippy drums, and a deep warm feel. this tweaked mix is made for underground dancefloors. the b side features a brand new track entitled *latin techno*, which combines filtered chopped up loops layered over huge beats. another successful release for red rackem and a fine return to form for wolf music.
leon vynehall & a1b first started releasing collaborative music under laszlo dancehall in 2013. after several highly praised releases, both artists have spent the last few years concentrating on their successful solo careers. late last year they found time to work in studio once more and we’re extremely proud to be releasing the next chapter of laszlo dancehall on wolf music.
DANCING IN OUTER SPACE (THE REVENGE & GREYMATTER REWORKS)
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2016 repress.. these reworks by the revenge (soul heaven, jisco music) & greymatter (mr bongo, unique uncut) present two unique interpretations of the original, the revenge strips the track down into one of his trademark slamming mid tempo grooves, whilst greymatter keeps it closer to the original but adds a new level of drama for the dance floor. side b introduces a new talent to the scene – krl. playing on samples and influences from the soul scene and restructuring and resurrecting them as modern dance floor bangers, krls tracks are already creating a big buzz. the massive recession beat has been in constant demand since its first initial promo airings and the storming remember (greymatter rework) is also set to do big things.
medlar returns with his first ep since his debut album, sleep. having recently worked with dan shake on a collab ep for delusions of grandeur and remixing andreya triana for ninja tune. wolfep030 sees medlar in fine form with fans of sleep being treated to four complex and varied tracks. early dj support from bicep & leon vynehall
wolf welcome their latest recruit, thrilogy to the pack. the ep opens with heaven, a gospel vocal, piano laden house beauty. the eps second track, hold me in your arms, with its long breakdown has summer festivals written all over. we cant wait to play this one in croatia! on the flip, another newcomer, k98 takes heaven up a notch into serious peak time territory.
the fifth instalment of our vinyl only series! wolf reach number five in their vinyl only series welcoming two new artists to the pack as well as new some familiar names to any fans of the label. the ep opens with ishmael, an artist who is becoming increasingly present on the label. gracey x is a departure from the artists signature sound and he delivers a more peak time track while retaining a soulful element. up next homeboy takes on back to the masses and delivers a fine dub. the flip opens with a live take analog jam from the illusive black fan while dutch duo, muzikschaft step things up to round off the ep. all tracks have been premiered on rinse fm & beats in space in nyc
red rack em is a name well known to wolf fans as he launched the first wolf white release with his deep house classic in love again. he is a master at reworking dusty grooves into peaking house bangers. that is the best way to describe this ep too. do or die is a straight up peak of the night disco jam. big sample, big bass, big track. ooh ooh ooh leans on the soulful side of his sample selections and its wonky but funky composition never fails to turn heads. the final track live at music hall is straight up deep. so, something for everyone, no messing.
soul has always been a constant in wolfs musical adventures, and here they release an ep that is positively drenched in it. wolfep026 has been crafted by wolf favourite, ishmael. a multi-instrumentalist who has featured on the label in the past but is now stepping up for his first full ep. fans of wolfep017 will be familiar with his debut single *want you* that received praise from the likes of jimpster, lovebirds & ben westbeech. luckily we didnt have to wait long for more tracks as we were treated to au juju & lumo as well a remix for frits wentink. this release is his full debut ep, and is a taster of what you can expect from this exciting new addition to the pack.
soul has always been a constant in wolfs musical adventures, and here they release an ep that is positively drenched in it. wolfep026 has been crafted by wolf favourite, ishmael. a multi-instrumentalist who has featured on the label in the past but is now stepping up for his first full ep. fans of wolfep017 will be familiar with his debut single *want you* that received praise from the likes of jimpster, lovebirds & ben westbeech. this release is his full debut ep, and is a taster of what you can expect from this exciting new addition to the pack.
wolf invite two old friends back for the fourth release in their white label series. ron basejam steps up first with a beautiful piece of soul sampling, low slung house. all topped off by crazy p vocalist, danielle moore. on the flip the more upbeat peaktime jam from chicago damn sounds like a 90 s new york house track with rolling beats, vocal samples and disco loops.
ex bboy turned worldwide rumpshaker. inkswel holds the torch for those who cannot be pigeon holed. australian native, worldwide resident. here he pops up on wolf music’s vinyl only series with 4 tracks of modern boogie featuring collaborations with tom trago, freekwency and vocals from charli james.
graham luckhurst, aka greymatter is one of the core producers of wolf music alongside medlar and krl. with a love for deep cuts, booming sonics and an amalgamation of influences that incorporates everything from jazz and world, garage to hip hop, luckhurst has developed progressive production and dj-ing styles that are uniquely his own. with a list of collaborative remixes the length of your arm, his experience as a producer is not to be overlooked and describing his output as prolific would be an understatement. greymatters sound is fine-tuned for cutting edge sound-systems and modern clubbing ears.
wolf music return with the second release on their new vinyl only offshoot, with two upfront peak time tracks. up first is creative swing alliance, a track that has been fully road tested by the wolf guys in the last few months with devastating effect. with cut up vocal snippets of everyones favourite diva, filtered stabs and a killer bassline, this is primed for the peaktime. on the flip lastest pack member thrilogy starts off on a subtler route after an early breakdown, the main rift takes the track up a gear with elements weaving in and out throughout, the drama constantly builds as you get drawn into the track.
uk producer ossie has been popping in and out of sight for a few years now, from a solid pair of singles on the always-reliable hyperdub label to his and vocalists paul black and tilzs black orange juice project. on march 31, he steps out again with a new ep for wolf, she knows (that love hurts) heartbeating finds him stepping away from the strains of funky and r&b explored in previous outings to embrace something more approaching straight-up house music.
following on from his debut album last year, sleep. medlar follows up with extended 12inch versions of tides, the stand out track from the album and tap spring. boston crate digger kon is on remix duty who turns out a straight up house version of tides. while wolf music resident greymatter takes on album track listen, turning the jazz shuflling house track into a rumbling big room rework
wolf return with a second ep from rising dutch star, frits wentink. fresh from remixing fcl, frits steps up here with three late number house stompers. the ep is rounded off with the latest wolf recruit, ishmael, who adds his trademark sound to geeses. dj support: terrence pearce, tensnake, chris duckenfield, dirk rumpff, red rack em, eddy ramich, eddy meets yannah, jacques renault, runaway, jimpster, disclosure, slothboogie, james welsh, warrior one
following on from medlars debut album *sleep*, wolf music return with their 21st release. this time they welcome back james welsh to the label with a full ep backed up by a remix by dutch rising star, frits wentink.
for their 20th release wolf music present a collaborative effort from greymatter & krl. the two brothers styles compliment themselves perfectly on the three original tracks contained on the ep. to round off the release, the label has drafted in remix duties from their third resident producer, medlar.
fresh from rocking croatia the boys are back & next up is an ep from the one and only greymatter - 3 killer tracks, all with that wolf music feel. rounded off with a remix from james welsh, this is bound to fly off the shelves.
krl has been one to watch as his remixes are usually the standouts and his releases are always strongly supported. this release also includes a remix done by ethyl, a nice cherry atop this fine hot-fudge sundae.
wow! what a year the wolf music crew are having. every release gets better and better. each time serving up a unique new offering from a variety of artists all with one thing in common: extremely high standard of production. all too often labels release good but not great music but wolf music is a testament to what searching high and low for the freshest artists with the best skills can really achieve. wolf ep 009 is no different. one often talks about real class produces and labels and buzz names and the next big thing … but only do a handful of labels ever live up to the manufactured hype they seem to receive. wolf music not only lives up to it but indeed outshines it. this ep is a must have for any dj/music connoisseur who truly knows their trade.
a welcome return for wolf with new sleeves and featuring the massive medlar - terrell alongside tracks from greymatter, krl & chicago damn.
support from: dark sky, zoo look, om unit, sarah sweeney, tim sweeney beats in space, red snapper, lucky me, mark potts, favouritizm, brackles, shook magazine, subeena, leftoo, delusions of grandeur, james barrie (bbe), feel my bicep, kelvin k (nordic trax), ian blevins (we love...), duffstep.
hot on the heels of vol. 4 wolf music drop no.5 on us. pbr streetgang aka bonar bradberry & tom thorpe - an up and coming team gaining respect from the likes of crazy p / greg wilson to nic fanciulli & ralph lawson to name a few. also features a remix from brightons soft rocks. another killer collectable from wolf music.
deeply rooted in underground house disco & soul, wolf music have forged an identity for themselves as one of the hottest labels to keep your eye on in 2010. next up is the back from the future ep - again the wolf music boys give us 4 killer tracks from some of the hottest names around including croatian super producer ilija rudman (greg wilson is a big fan), up & coming talent from the north of england cottam, wolfs very own greymatter & detroits krl rounds things off in style...