three hot new tracks and a handy reprise tool feature on this new outing from london’s mysterious hardworking families. machine funk electro. deep acid flecked bombs. and a gentle nod to the old skool on sunshine.
following their debut release last year. new imprint union present their second offering. this time from label cofounder royal sun. royal sun takes the reins with a four track ep geared towards those with left-leaning tastes. blurring the boundaries between minimal. ambient and techno. un-002 is a perfectly crafted combination of techno offcuts. pulsating drum kicks and obscure synth sounds.
originally released in 2015 on cassette by g.e.d. soul records. now for the first time on 1lp vinyl on kingunderground. remastered and limited to 500 copies. the album is a collection of delightfully smoked out. library inspired instrumentals. following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 debut. “return of” combines many shades of many moods into a tight record that finds a nice balance between strange hype arrangements and super chill ‘couch-lock’ inducing slow jams. it embarks on a cinematic soul journey from the opening note. through the interlude. straight to the closing credits.
for our next excursion. we’re off to the library. in search of library records that is - you know the type. the crazy rare records used for soundtracks and such and such. we have a sick selection of synthed-up beats and pieces chopped together by one earl jeffers. making the most out of his international library digging card* (*not a real thing).
for those that don’t know. cardiff’s earl jeffers is one half of darkhouse family. regular family at our sister label. first word. on which they released their debut album “the offering” late last year. earl is a prolific producer in his own right. also releasing over the years under the aliases chesus and metabeats on labels like mcde. fat city and local talk. collaborating with artists like byron the aquarius. action bronson and kamaal williams / henry wu. turning his hand ably to house. hip hop. jungle. jazz and more. all this in addition to running his own label. mélange records.
a dedicated digger and record collector first and foremost. earl has provided us with a quadruple set of heavyweight stuttery sci-fi boom bap. in earl’s words: “this record was mostly inspired by my penchant for the more electronic / synthesized jams. mostly replayed from the original compositions then thrust in to 2028 and beyond….”
UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK IS (MALA. DEGO & KAIDI REMIXES)
hot on the heels of the first new album from the last poets in over 20 years. the title track “understand what black is” gets the remix treatment from digital mystikz. dmz and deep medi legend mala and uk dance music innovators and legends dego and kaidi tatham.
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers. juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word. one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems. jazzy grooves. disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean. vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
nach drei eps auf dem belgischen kultlabel r&s anfang der 2010er jahre und diversen releases mit seinem partner blawan als karenn. veröffentlicht der britische produzent pariah nun ein atemberaubendes debütalbum auf houndstooth. auf dem er eigensinnige strukturen. üppige harmonien und fesselnde melodien in eine aufregende mixtur aus abstrakten landschaften und ausgesprochen strukturierten songs und soundcollagen verwandelt. so dass das mixmag uk nicht umhin kommt. die wurzeln seiner inspiration mit eno. vangelis und aphex twin zu benennen.
uk dj and producer rohan walder. a.k.a. randomer furthers his exploration into deep. spatial techno on dekmantel’s ufo imprint. fusing together two-step rhythms. cavernous beats. distortion. layered kicks. and an attentive detail to sound design. randomer delivers an uncompromising array of abstract and destructive techno tracks.
3 of brazil s most important artists of the past 10 years team up in this tribalistas project – a genre-blurring set of tracks that recalls similar efforts of the tropicalista generation. updated to reflect the styles of the 3 artists involved. with some nice complicated production touches from monte herself. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
we’ve always loved their records. but this time around there’s something maybe even more incredible - this instant classic vibe that rings out right from the very first note. as the voices of the singers trade back and forth. and blend - and the instrumentation follows suit with this subtle weaving of acoustic and electric elements. remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.