special remarks 12 with printed deluxe 4c full cover sleeve yore proudly presents bxt a new superdupa group from detroit, consisting 3 legends: eddie fowlkes, amp fiddler and niko marks. talents which are no strangers to say the least. you know what to expect. detroit in the house at its best and this is just the beginning.
with house warming andy vaz returns with his 3rd full lenght album on his own yore imprint. due to andys half indian roots, he is lucky enough to owe a beach house just outside of mangaluru, south india in the state of karnataka. where most parts of the album were written over a period of 6 months.
tony ollivierras issued a generous number of singles and eps under the ibex moniker on rushhour, planet e, yore, and his own ibex music, and now follows up his 2010 yore release, meltdown, with absolution, though this time under his birth name. no matter: ollivierras music sounds great, whether issued under his real name or an alias, and absolution is no exception. the infectious title cut gets things moving with a bass-powered blend of claps and funky rhythms before chunky house chords and silken synth figures add to the tracks multi-layered splendour. a jazzier dimension rises to the surface of quick release when the tunes churning hi-hats are joined by royally swinging electric piano playing and luscious synth pads.phase down opts for a purer deep house sound in its focus on kick drums, claps, and futuristic synths, though the track proves that ollivierras naturally funky side cant help but emerge, here as it does elsewhere.
nice price deal !!! yore proudly adds detroits drivetrain to the stable. drivetrains the nom de plume for derrick thompson, a dj and producer who heads up soiree records international, a label with a strong soulful house focus, who has been around since detroits early days. with over 50 releases on his back, from beatdown sessions to numerous remixes & collaborations, you can tell that >drivetrain< has a soft spot in his heart for the rich production values of 70s philly soul associated with producers such as gamble & huff and thom bell. that kinship comes through loud and clear in the eps second cut, >the rain<, when thompson sweetens the tunes brisk rhythms with triangle, electric piano, alto sax, flute, acoustic bass and a gravelly >make love (in the rain)< command that sounds like its oozing from the lips of a tasty dj. >the rain< is trumped by the a-sides >angel (serenity mix)<, which opens with a sinuous house thrust and then heats up with a tight, jacking groove that thompson soulfully embellishes with synthesizer flourishes and a smooth vocal refrain of the songs title. the vibe is lush and soulful in the extreme, with the vocals alternating between a soft murmur and robust declamation while the percolating, dub-inflected house pulse pushes determinedly forward underneath. the ep ends with the title track, >tragedy park<, which is closer in spirit to a stomping techno raver thats had a smidgen of acid thrown in for extra flavour. definitely a floor shaking bomb
though moving vision is the fourth ep the japanese producer-and-dj has released on yore, it arrives more than four years after the appearance of tokyo connection and five after city soul and butterfly - even more his return to yore keeps bursting with fresh energy.
yore returns after with the first appearance on the label by the edinburgh-based outfit 2deepsoul, which counts brad peterson and rai scott as its members. the two bring a wealth of experience to the project: petersons been djing since the early 90s and since 1997 has appeared on labels such as macintosh music, moods and grooves, and his own innershift imprint.
BICYCLE LOVE (BRAD P, D. LAMAR RMXS) (TRANSPARENT COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D20.08.13
strictly limited 250 copies! unique handmade red paint bicycle wheels patterns on the front record sleeve - each a unique individual piece, sleeve backside handstamped, vinyl comes as transparent light rose transparent coloured vinyl.
7INCHES OF STRAIGHT VACATIONING PT. 2 (PATRICE SCOTT, MEMORY FOUNDATION RMXS) (COLOURED 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl D04.06.13
part ii of the remix 7 series of andy vaz >straight vacationing lp< on yore. album tracks getting a re-work on this little beauty are: detroit in me remixed by patrice scott & stubnitz remixed by memory foundation
special remarks: limited 200 copies / chrystal clear transparent vinyl. not much information is available about librah aside from the fact that the outfit hails from sweden and that they released the critically acclaimed deep house twelve-inch 2bwu on parkwest in 2012, that brought the deep house ep of the year for those true loft heads and lucky clouds.
7INCHES OF STRAIGHT VACATIONING (LTD 7INCH CLEAR ORANGE VINYL)
coloured 7" Vinyl D12.12.11
2 track collectors item as orange coloured 7inch taken from andy vazs >straight vacationing< album (yore), containing songs >just another round< and >detroit in me< (orlando b. remix). disco house madness screaming dancefloor all the way. limited to 150 copies on transparent orange vinyl.
excellent deep house album. andy vaz s straight vacationing, his first full-length artist album, since the 2006 release of repetitive moments last forever…, registers as less a straight-up collection of dance-floor burners and more of a variety pack that mixes club tracks and full-fledged house songs. listeners hungry for just ordinary 4/4 throw-downs will not entirely get their share of those, but they ll also get a whole lot more on this dynamic and well-rounded set of eight album tracks and that is exploring house music not just as a simple one way street, but give you a very personal view of the music we call house.
somewhere up in the sky… thats the spirit, good and bad, for legends and other space-cowboys. the space for original characters like elbee bad, who did his thing back in new york in the 80ties with his early house ep on nu groove- with just a big bang and elbee was there, from the very beginning to now. by now he lives and works in berlin and yet remained a true school house pioneer that even dj hell couldnt resist to capture his talent for a retro-perspective release of his on >international deejay gigolo< & peepz like matias aguayo and his cómeme-posse recall on him.
on orlando britains follow-up to his yore debut, >beneath the surface<, the uk producer laid down the new releases material in west london, but its heart and soul lies an ocean away, as the >motor city< track title suggests, britains also got a soft spot for classic house and techno, as evidenced by the title he has given to the thirty-minute ep. his first ep had sold out in seconds and this one, coming in 2 different coloured vinyl versions is expected to disappear even quicker. first very limited pressing comes as white vinyl.
morning factorys second yore ep, after their critically acclaimed debut ep forgotten moments, is clearly bursting of talent once again and without a doubt. once again weve got a hard-grooving four-tracker from netherlands duo jean-pierre van der leeuw and jozef lemmens (aka loves got me high and enzovoort) thats a match for anything else in the yore discography!
yore welcomes ibex to the yore family. tony ollivierra aka ibex, who is no stranger at all to the world of detroit house music, known for his outstanding releases on carl craigs >planet e< or his hot gems on 3rd ear and rushhour, returns in full effect on our 26th release. here he brings us four tracks, so deep (and yet grooving without a doubt), unique and full of class, that it still leaves us simply speechless. the music on this ep is so rich and full of musical ideaÆs, like we havent heard it since a very long time. one can tell you need history and expertise behind to drop something like this and ibex sure has what it takes. hes been releasing high quality house music since early 2000 and has been touring as a dj since the mid nineties, which all you can sense in his music. this is one of our personal favourite releases so far and we can only strongly recommend to get your copy while they last. killer ep not to be missed and already a classic today!
yore returns with the 3rd release on the yore limited series. 300 limited copies in green transparent vinyl. a beauty musically and for the eye. orlando b. favours the kind of funky and raw-sounding techno that flourished during the late-’90s and early-’00s and so naturally invests his maiden voyage on the yore imprint with the same kind of classic soul that renders that earlier era’s sound so appealing. ” beneath the surface ep ” largely focuses on warm house grooves. “a feeling” dishes out eight minutes of classic deep house that’s also as funky as hell. a subtle latin percussion vibe sneaks in at the beginning but quickly enough the tune rolls out a warm house strut that dominates thereafter, piano sprinkles, lush strings, and a crisp, hi-hat-spun groove give the tune added style and flair, as does the insistence of the titular vocal sample. “esoteric” digs into a steamy, bass-driven house beat that’s both raw and funky, then slathers it with a synth solo that squeals with delight, while “new york tale” smoothens its techno core with warm chords and delicious house swing. “mj12″,,, is the coolest and most techy cut on this diverse four cut ep. orlando b. sprinkling billowing dub chords and a spoken voice sample over a rock-solid tech-house base that will go straight under your skin, when it hits you on the dancefloor. 300 copies left still. go grab yours before it’s too late
rick wade, the self-entitled new duke of cologne returns to cologne based yore imprint, the real dukes in town. the detroit based deep house soldier rick wade has been around for a long time and has been releasing deep house tracks long enough to warrant the ‘old master’ title (all the way back in 1993, he built his own studio and established his harmonie park label), and now he returns of the mighty duke of cologne with a three-track yore follow-up to his fabulous 2008 full-length the good, the bad and the deep.it takes mere seconds for the title cuts deep bass-and-drum pulse to work its magic. driven by a slinky backbeat, the tune gets its skanky kick from a wah-wah guitar figure in the background and the silky allure of classic disco-era strings.
yore starts the new year off on the good foot with a four-tracker from the dutch duo morning factory thats remarkably accomplished for a first release. expertly manning the controls are two gentlemen from the netherlands, jean-pierre van der leeuw and jozef lemmens, who clearly produce a high-octane electronic body music thats timeless and fresh.
the yore captain returns to his own yore imprint on the labels 21st release. shadow city presents different visions of funky house grooves. the a sides the y theme gets deeply moving with a funky house pulse before stoking the fire with the addition of speaking voices (trippingly intoning the q&a what are we doing this for? and the music), a move which single-handedly jumpstarts the track. after the voices appear, the grooves intensity escalates and plunges deeper, its gyroscopic house swing becoming more dizzying and torrential with each passing bar before coming to an acidy storming end. in its opening moments, shadow city opts for a deeper and more serenading vibe by comparison, but thats traded in for a slinkier attack at the three-minute mark that grows progressively more ferocious as the track makes its drastic upwards ascent. a trippin dangerous murder weapon to say the least. watch your heads! the b sides b2 track, mumbai dweller keeps the focus primarily on the bottom end, specifically a strutting tribal-house funk groove thats dragged even deeper by a throbbing bass undertow, adding dark chords to it, giving this ep a darker feeling towards the end. to sum it all up: this is raw house music at its best!
tokyos kez yms follow up to his maiden yore ep, city soul, opts for a more pronounced party vibe, as evidenced by the plenitude of voices that repeatedly pop up during butterflys four deep house tracks. the material sounds of japanese producer kazuki yamaguchi puts a clubby spirit to this ep. propelled by a beautifully warm and soulful bass pulse, inner city funk grooves mightily for five blissful minutes, its rhythm bolstered by the crisp snap of the snare, the funky wah wah of an electric guitar, and the occasional interjection of a synthesizer melody. bridge to bridge quickly charts its own percolating course with the addition of a stepping disco house pulse and a male voices sleepy, off handed musings. bringing the lights down for a romantic make-out session, the sexy low tide chills the pace slightly so that spent dancers can catch their breath and replenish themselves before the next go-round. of the four tracks, the title cut grooves most powerfully in merging a rambunctious broken beat drum attack with an equally driving bass line and manic electric guitar soloing. play these jams loud.
yore returns with yet another deep master piece. javier alvarez, a madrid based producer and proprietor (along with his younger brother dubbyman) of the underground label deep explorer music, brings his relaxed above smoke sound to the yore imprint. in the first of four warm and atmospheric mood pieces, awfully drapes dense synthetic winds over a deliciously grooving, bass prodded deep house pulse. get down does exactly that with five funky minutes of rhodes chords, disco hi hats, and synth swirls, a percolating bass line lends the track a propulsive charge, while crowd voices give the cut a party vibe. on the b sideÆs ôthe fixö javier scatters chopped fragments of the spoken line, i ve got a lot of shit to say and i cant say it all in one day, i cant say it all on one piece of tape, over a funk house groove, after which dubbyman offers variations on the theme in his remix of the track, dubbymans version digs deeper into the cuts bass science and warms the tunes slinky pulse with hand percussion and claps. old school in its embrace of classic house sounds, above smokes ep is tailor made for those who like their material laid back, groove centered, and funky.
let me do yore starts off in tribal mode and then adds triangle and shakers to its relaxed percussive groove before shuttling off into the stratosphere where sheets of synthetic slivers dart past at lightning speed, the tracks bottom heavy pulse builds in intensity as claps and soulful voice swirls bring a delirious vibe to the proceedings. following a detroit tinged intro, a moment of truth slides into place with congas and claps helping it find its way. sizzling hi hats and a thumping kick drum deepen the groove while a funky bass line provides hip shaking accompaniment and marks the return of a house legend, who’s still at his best. soul never goes out of style, right?!
played by karotte, giles smith (secretsundaze), laurent garnier... already up to its 17th release, yore keeps rolling on, this time with a new release by memory foundation. in 1994 robert hood found his way into a dark basement somewhere in viennas suburbia. mr. hood was impressed by what he had heard, and with him a dat-tape took a long journey back to where techno was invented once. with their first appearance on detroits m-plant label 15 years ago, the memory foundation or one of their many alter egos found its way into the hearts and the record-bags of many serious electronic music lovers. in 1997, after setting up their own record labels central and together with jeremiah grow! and other releases on m-plant, 7th city or usm followed. the memory foundation now returns with their contribution for the yore camp, with their >reptiles in exile ep< they prove that they havent lost their magic touch. the track burns with electro-funk fire, with natural kit and cymbal sounds giving the already-surging cut extra thrust and the staccato burble of metallic chords adding berlin flavour. a lithe eight-note bass motif anchors the warm techno-funk of >bass traveller< as a flaring synth motif squiggles alongside rhodes chords and a boogieing clavinet line, and its easy to become so engrossed by the tunes relaxed swing that the artistry of its arrangement can go underappreciated. textbook body music, >summer visions< is an earthier, mid-tempo funk workout thats sure to get the dance floor crowded, while the light-speed closer >reptiles< blazes a slinky house trail whose fresh swing has got yore written all over it. with any luck, we wont be waiting twelve more years for the next memory foundation release
yore continues the global digging for the deep. after the sensational trackleton ep, we proudly welcome another new cat to our family tree. kez ym (aka japanese producer kazuki yamaguchi), whose city soul ep oozes soul in the best possible way.
a track is a track, is a track is a track. but not every track is just a track. trackletons stands for much more than just tracks. on his debut ep you wont get to hear the substandard generic ordinary music that can be found everywhere. he has it all. disco, house, minimal, techno, you name it, he brings it. welcoming our latest act >trackleton< with his first appearance in form of his >jump ep< adds a variety of deep styles to this 3-tracker like we have not heard it a long while. the a side is a detroit influenced dance-floor sweeper with melodies so deep and beats so sharp that will leave no escape from making heads turning and get your feet dancing. b1 plays it cool all around the bass-line, laying things down in a old-school sounding manner - minimal to the bone, but done so cleverly to ensure that the basics simply sit right and will get you moving. the b-2 track then surprises you with more than just a hint of disco that will be standing out from the norm and creates a nice diversity. one does not often hear music so warm, on point, deep and yet fully dance-floor oriented
the label boss returns to his own yore imprint with another stunning solo release. these are different times indeed for andy vaz if the eps three mighty jams are indicative of where his musics heading. the a-sides over here (a glance over prime time mix) roars from the very first moment vaz unleashes its steaming, latin-tinged groove. a far cry from the techno the yore label head once issued, the tune finds vaz exploring straight up dancefloor territory with a dizzying house pulse that straight up rocks. melodies and voices rise to the surface of the dionysian broil and then just as quickly recede, leaving room for a driving bass line to gain the spotlight. the flips hurry hurry (before its too late mix) is classic deep house just as one expects on yore. a jazz-inflected strut with tilman ehrhorns sax playing, wailing over waves of rollicking piano playing and spirited vocal chants. the energy level doesnt flag for the discs final track, bygone times (nostalgia mix), which stokes a fiery house swing with its locomotive pulse, futuristic synth patterning, and high-velocity bass lines. vazs music has never sounded more impassioned and energized than it does in these three tracks and consequently, just as one might predict, different times feels like its over far too soon
rhodes accents and analog synth melodies, while a vocal chorus ups the soul ante during the marching strut of who am i, a beautiful example of timeless house music if there ever was one. in futuristic funk, a looped voice incessantly repeats too late now, thereby adding a touch of delirium to the tunes stomping swing, after which the vocal line expands into the chanted pray for brighter days / too late now / lose myself in the future / too late now. warmed by old-school synth flourishes, congas, and rhodes melodies, millers rich and seductive club music makes surrender the only possible proposition and a release so rarely deep and musical, which is therefore not to be missed.
yore returns with a true dream team split ep, pairing yore label head andy vaz with sistrum manager patrice scott. vaz is up first with a beautiful slice of old-school funk and soul within a deep house formula, >back to square one< that has a whole lot more in common with isaac hayes and james brown than with juan atkins or any other techno icon. accompanied by a wah-wah guitar figure and claps, a bullet-proof bass line leads a nine-minute charge thats quickly bolstered by a slinkily swinging drum groove. creamy synth chords and blazing horns intermittently spill over the pulsating mix and then vanish, leaving space for the rhythm to intensify and the track to grow ever more euphoric (and even, towards its close, a bit acidy). a true mission into both funk and house, which again showcases vazs ultimate diversity as an outstanding producer. scott titled his second sistrum release beyond deep and the title might just as easily apply to the b-side >aztecal< where the detroit producer slathers shimmering stabs and congealing streams over a thudding kick drum and flickering percussive detail. while vazs cut draws inspiration from the timeless traditions of decades past, scotts looks towards the future when its gleaming shuttle lifts off in pursuit of distant galaxies.
earlier this year, todd sines inaugurated yore with the slamming techno-funk of the .xtrak release back_up ep and now returns for round two with dont stop. without losing the stripped-down, minimal tech-house funk essence of the .xtrak sound, sines ups the acid-house ante considerably in the new material. the old-school title cut makes an immediately vivid impression by repeating the insistent vocal hook >dont stop<-both command and mantra-over a towering backbeat. >cut to the chase< does exactly that with funky handclaps and syncopated swing, while the b-sides low-riding >unreflect< pairs dropouts and bass-crawling boogie. slightly different in character, the squiggly acid-techno track >quantum mechanics< is as precision-tooled as its title suggests. despite the subtle shift in stylistic emphasis, dont stop offers a splendid complement to the earlier release
with multiple releases on background records, scape, and ghostly/spectral already under his belt, alan abrahams (aka bodycode and portable) presents a fabulous fusion of ultra-deep house and afro-futurism on his yore debut a document of an african past
yre-002 brings you an ep by detroits house legend rick wade (of harmonie park fame), who delivers true deep house cuts in its most authentic form. wade, who has been producing the slickest detroit house tunes for ages, sure knows how to game play. all four tracks on the >night of the living deep ep< bursting with talent to create the sweetest harmonies you can find, mixed with catchy basslines and an overall strong warm groove
a new label called yore by andy vaz (background records) and alessandro vaccaro (persistencebit), focusing on the authentic old school sound in both house and techno. yre-001 delivers an irrepressibly funky set of old-school techno tracks by todd sines under the .xtrak guise. the chicago-styled cuts resurrect the ‘95 vibe of the material sines produced for and with dbx (daniel bell) on 7th city and peacefrog, as well as on carl craig’s planet e. >back up ep< presents four slamming samplings of techno-funk
andy vazs straight vacationing, his first full-length artist album, since the 2006 release of repetitive moments last forever, registers as less a straight-up collection of dance-floor burners and more of a variety pack that mixes club tracks and full-fledged house songs. listeners hungry for just ordinary 4/4 throw-downs will not entirely get their share of those, but theyll also get a whole lot more on this dynamic and well-rounded set of eight album tracks and that is exploring house music not just as a simple one way street, but give you a very personal view of the music we call house. straight vacationing dives into the genre in all its rich variety: from deep melodic, early chicago influenced acid house, jacking-jedi mind tricks to disco-type grooves and last but not least excursions into bizzaro world, with a vaz typical almost psychedelic experimental-edged sound, its all there.
with house warming andy vaz returns with his 3rd full lenght album on his own yore imprint. due to andys half indian roots, he is lucky enough to owe a beach house just outside of mangaluru, south india in the state of karnataka.