album, cd dgipack legendary dj and grammy award-winning producer releases the long-awaited final installment of his magnificent series, celebrates first studio album as an independent artist. dj jazzy jeff releases m3, the finale of his magnificent series. more than a decade after the earlier installments (the magnificent, 2002 and the return of the magnificent, 2007), m3 is jeffs first studio album to be released as an independent artist.
2018 repress !! minimalism and monotony but always fascinating, the basic channel sound moves every fan of futuristic music. no understanding of berlin techno can forgo this revelatory music. this treatment from scion draws out these beloved sounds, laying down an extended mix that strikes from the core of tresor s unmistakeable identity.
the new album from danish electronic trio system is a special kind of collaborative effort with piano magician nils frahm. his purpose-built improvisations on synth, organ and piano served as source material for the members of system (thomas knak, anders remmer & jesper skaaning), who merged his warm acoustic tones with their minimalist digitalism and set out to translate their distinctive clicks ’n’ cuts electronics into vivid soundscapes. over two years in the making, the resulting nine tracks are as sonically intriguing as they are touching. ranging from the mellow bliss of the title track to echoes of 90’s and 2000’s electronica and ambient sequences frequented by mesmerizing movements and sounds. the blending of piano and digital tones and noises into emotive pieces might instantly recall the work of alva noto and ryuichi sakamoto, though system and frahm come to quite different results.
THE LAPSE OF THE EXCHANGE / ALONE MOVING OFTEN (2CD)
the act of escaping that which is predestined. / a hustle. reto a ichi is a sonic tabula rasa for guillermo herren aka prefuse 73. there are identifiable elements of the artist you already know - an uncanny sense for rhythm, an ability to shape samples and frequenci- es like clay, an affinity for the subtle changes of repetition - yet this is first and foremost music born from the need for silence. there is no easy entrance point or index for the listener.
remixed with love volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. no one knows this era of music better than dave lee, who under his joey negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.
deluxe 2 cd digipack! silver hotfoil outer and embossed print! to this day, sven väth represents the electronic music scene like no other dj. in the nineties he was mentor and shaman, operating from frankfurt/ germany introducing us to the world of electronic music. after this crazy, extroverted years väth created the cocoon family as a global platform for his and his colleagues activities. väth has always been for the scene baba, which means dad in hessian dialect. today he is the baba for a new generation of djs: music is not about strategizing new release information your niche potential. it does not matter if a tune is approved by the opinion makers. it’s about what you feel personally and what you can create with the music in your work as a dj. to this day, väth manages to play tracks that you wouldnt expect and puts them in a context you would not expect either. like no one else he succeeds in arranging the entire electronic music cosmos
mark barrott is the man behind international feel, roca, future loop foundation, as well as being a founding of the balearic boy-band talamanca system alongside gerd janson & lauer. nature sounds of the balearics is marks debut lp on running back incantations. most music does not come out of nowhere.
anders trentemøllers career is a travel-heavy one, with his touring schedule taking him pretty much all over the world. but its his home port thats inspired his latest project, the sprawling, stunning compilation mix ‘harbour boat trips vol. 02: copenhagen. clocking in at just over an hour long, the compilation sees trentemøller curate and craft sixteen songs into a heavy, hazy mix that ranges from shoegaze to electronica, featuring both familiar and celebrated artists like a place to bury strangers (with a new trentemøller remix) and slowdive to more obscure finds, as well as trentemøllers own tracks and remixes, most notably a brand new trentemøller cover of neil youngs classic ‘transformer man. the mix sees him pick up a thread he left off earlier in his career. in 2009 he put together ‘harbour boat trips - 01: copenhagen, a compilation mix comprised of his favourite music, both danish and international, from across four decades, loosely inspired by the motion and movement of copenhagens busy harbour. closing in on a decade later, were getting the second edition, with ‘harbour boat trips - 02 arriving this november.
almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore, nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, nu guinea decided to go back to square one, napoli, where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, african rhythms) which ended up in nu guineas dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect
polegroup presents the 6th opus of his cd mix series unknown landscapes vol 6. a compilation of unreleased tracks, mixed and compiled by a member of the polegroup platform. to make up the 6th volume, lewis fautzi, has selected 22 previously unreleased tracks. besides tracks by reeko, exium and oscar mulero, the tracklist includes works from pris, svreca, shifted, adriana lopez, bas mooy, alien rain, eric fetcher, norbak and lewis himself. with this sixt volume, polegroup invites you to discover a powerful selection of unreleased tracks from high-quality techno producers, all mixed by lewis fautzi in a 76 minutes long compilation. the cd is limited to 250 copies.
dear human survivors, while the story of grounded in humanity is coming closer to its glorious end - there will be 3 more releases before the final showdown of humanity vs. human clones - the birth of our spin-off label human insurgents is taking shape. the first chapter, a 11-track album, is written and told by phat lord - who is also known as leader of the human resistance, trying to put an end to the brutal regency of the clones. phat lord is a true legend of the underground and his origin and location are totally unknown, even for the largest part of the resistance. some say he may even be a clone himself…. the album is a sonic trip through various mental states and dystopic landscapes. it is a result of 8 years moving below the surface and often in the dark, to avoid discovery. he worked with simple, analog methods, focusing on the true essence of sound. we recommend a setting that allows for deep listening and proper bass support.
beautiful cd digipac edition classic, the holy grail album mkwaju by acclaimed japanese percussionist midori takadas mkwaju ensemble wrwtfww records is proud to announce the highly anticipated official reissue of holy grail album mkwaju by acclaimed japanese percussionist midori takada’s mkwaju ensemble, sourced from the original masters
the prodig s seventh studio album, no tourists will be released on their take me to the hospital label via bmg. in a career approaching 30 unpredictable, uncompromising years, the prodigy have become that rare artist whose influence can be felt across all walks of life. continually defining (and re-defining) electronic music, the band have clocked up a staggering 6 number 1 albums, played to many millions around the world, and remain as relevant and respected as ever. though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is the prodigy s resolute focus on following their own path, their own way. this, perhaps, is the true meaning of no tourists , and in 2018 the anger, urgency, and irrepressible spirit of the prodigy has no doubt never been more needed
initial an idea of húbert nói, inspired by icelandic/canadian astronaut bjarni tryggvason describings of time in space, nói and howie b. created between 1998-2002 a real time soundtrack for take off, roundtrip in earths orbit and landing with a space viechle. excellent post millenuim cd release, a definitive ambient quality mark.
in a time when jazz music is entering a contemporary renaissance and exciting the ears and minds of new audiences, zombie zombie s Étienne jaumet offers us his unique, idiosyncratic take on the sound with the sprawling “8 regards obliques”, his 3rd solo album with the versatile label.
infotext hamburg citys adana twins have made short work between their time joining the watergate camp to jumping into the spotlight helming the latest watergate mix compilation. the duo step up to deliver a thrilling and complex trek into the dramatic, emotionally-charged fields with their distinct brand of techno making it abundantly clear the two have a voice that needs to be heard. over the course of sixteen tracks adana twins weave a vivid musical tale having acquired an assortment of exclusive unreleased material from their crew of likeminded and extremely talented friends like acid pauli, sbth, upercent, lehar, daniel bortz & sascha sibler, aaaron, andré hommen, and musumeci among others. besides their friends, adana twins contribute three originals to the mix including an absolute monster remix of patrice bäumels decade old track ‘roar which has already received huge praise and tons of plays from heavyweights like tale of us and solomun receiving massive reactions every time its played. not only is the mix a stellar display of the duos mixing and storytelling prowess, but all tracks from the mix, minus adana twins ‘pavan which will see its release on their own imprint tau, are exclusive to watergate and will be released as separate eps following the mix release.
cd extrawelt are arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe. both have been around for about 40 years, and making music together for half that time. they enjoy normal things and are ashamed of their carbon footprints due to the large number of flights they take to bring them to their gigs. unknown, is the tenth studio album from the producer team, and the fourth under the name extrawelt. its largely devoted to another side of their creations.
bruce aka larry mccarthy is set to release his debut album sonder somatic this october on uk imprint hessle audio. the album packs 11 singular uk club tracks that evoke a distinctly emotive and dense energy, channelling detailed sound designs, tangled textures and club anthems for 2018 and beyond
solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
conceived in johannesburg in february during the band’s sell-out debut south africa tour, the tourmates recorded these songs over two all-day-and-all-night sessions, with production handled by mumford & sons and the very bests johan hugo.
music mania and indica dubs is proud to present the next release in their mania dub series. following multiple classic re-issues, we now bring you a long awaited freshly produced dubplate album on a 12inch by uk dub innovators, alpha & omega: dubplate selection vol. 3.
beraadgeslagen, or drummer lander gyselinck (stuff., labtrio, etc) and keyboardist / singer fulco ottervanger (stadt, de beren gieren, etc) together on the tandem. a musical think tank with drums, keys, texts and bells. for ten years they have been playing together in the most invisible places, but every now and then they show themselves to the world with disco classics that never reached the market. soulful and unpredictable
due for an autumn release on far out recordings, rasif sees amaro freitas take a deserved step onto the world stage. from the afro-brazilian maracatu born on the sugar plantations of slavery, to the high intensity carnival rhythms of frevo and baião, amaro s heavily percussive approach to jazz is as indebted to these pernambuco traditions as it is to coltrane, parker and monk.
2018 feiert das britische electronic-duo future sound of london sein 30-jähriges bestehen. mit from the archives vol.9 erblicken weitere unveröffentlichte tracks aus ihren umfangreichen archiven erstmals das licht der welt, die den zeitraum der frühen 1990er bis heute umspannen. progressiv-elektronische experimente aus den tiefen des fsol-katalogs.
righteous expensive: motohiko hamase’s 1986 album “reminiscence” scores a decent prize at online vinyl selling platforms and it is worth each coin! it’s a perfect “refuge from nasty reality”, as the glorious british 20jazzfunkgreats blog once said. and it comes from a man that knows his trade: bass play - an artisan on which he also already wrote many theoretical books in his more than four decades long career.
die neue soul togetherness 2018 enthält 15 modern-soul-highlights des jahres, die teils erstmals auf tonträger erscheinen. darunter sind grandiose songs von cornell c.c. carter, kenny thomas, jaki graham, john reid und james day (in teils exklusiven extended versions), die rückkehr von change und the richie family, die beiden künstler brian courtney wilson und lexi von motowns neuem gospel-label, dance-grooves der newcomer the apx und imaa, vintage-soul von ernest ernie & the sincerities, soul-garage-hymnen von dj spen und prefix one, sowie der fabelhafte mousse t feat. peven everett
ah! kosmos das ist ein beständiges wunder, in dem wir hier mittendrin stecken. beim hören ihrer tracks bleibt immer wieder nur stauen. den soundtrack zu love & awe spielt seit einem halben jahrzehnt basak günak, sound-designerin, produzentin und multi- instrumentalistin aus istanbul. auch auf ihrem zweiten album „beautiful swamp“ verbindet sie elastische bis hart knisternde percussions mit melodischen soundlandschaften. dabei gehören der universalismus der musik und persönlicher freiheit untrennbar zusammen: tief im gewebe ihrer tracks aus downbeat und deep house, aus türkischen klangtraditionen und exotischen revieren stecken auch Ängste, glück und düsternis: günaks musik fängt auf, was sie in ihrem leben zwischen istanbul und berlin verarbeitet und überwindet. den hörenden bleiben so nicht nur soundscapes zu erkunden, sondern vielschichtige, emotionale kosmen, die mit jeder neuen klangschicht ihre widerhaken ins hirn schlagen. lovely mystical electronics! (richard dorfmeister / tosca / kruder & dorfmeister)
der begnadete afro-futurist auntie flo aus glasgow fusioniert elektronische club-musik mit weltmusik-rhythmen und wird gerne in einer reihe mit daphni, four tet und romare genannt. nach zwei alben auf dem glasgower label huntleys & palmers erscheint sein drittes werk auf gilles petersons brownswood label. mit radio highlife gelingt ihm seine bislang ambitionierteste arbeit, an der befreundete musiker aus aller welt wie laurie pitt (golden teacher), der senegalesische multiinstrumentalist mame ndiack, uk-produzent/sänger andrew ashong und der kubanische percussionist yissy garcia teilnahmen.
das album spiegelt die vielseitigkeit im musikalischen universums dirty doerings wieder das nicht nur aus einer gerade 4/4- bassdrum, sondern auch aus gebrochenen beats, hip hop, jazz, weltmusik, gitarren, klavier, klassischen elemente und vielem mehr besteht. es überrascht uns mit sounds, wie zum beispiel die downtempo-stücke timeless, ́,,,,luisa way und monday only. zusammen mit den clubbigeren tracks wie black forest, ́,,,,burning ham oder high level road und purple disco entsteht ein spannungsbogen, der einen unwiderstehlich in den bann zieht.
kink - live improvised outro as we reach the 19th year of cocoons residence on ibiza, the location may have changed from amnesia to pacha, but the enthusiasm for perhaps the most enduring party on the mediterranean island is guaranteed to continue. actually, only the sun, sea and wind are more reliable! the celebrated live sets of bulgarias life wire strahil velchev aka kink have been a vital ingredient for the ecstatic nights over the years. with unprecedented regularity, the man from sofia has been voted best live act by readers of groove magazine for the last three years, and in 2017 he was also crowned best electronic music producer. as kink, together with sven väth, celebrate one of the most popular evenings of this years season as well, what could be more logical than to repurpose the famed cocoon ibiza mix cd series into another live document of the event? no sooner said than done, and so here the bulgarian offers a 70-minute cross-section of his skills. well-known tracks, especially from last years playground lp (running back) meet exclusive, unreleased material in a spontaneous tour de force through the history of electronic dance music. there are distinctive nods to chicago and detroit, jazzy organs spiralling into string-drenched skies
terence fixmer’s path through the changing techno landscape of the past 20 years has been anything but direct. indeed, the french born producer, musician and planete rouge label founder has long been influenced by the periphery of continental european dance music subgenres from electronic body music, new beat and acid, before combining them into his own pioneering hybrid of futuristic, ebm-inflected techno with classic releases such as 2001’s muscle machine or the collaborative between the devil lp with nitzer ebb’s douglas mccarthy as fixmer/mccarthy. while the sound in recent years has been rediscovered and recast in diverse contexts by a new generation of producers, through the cortex sees fixmer gravitating toward a different kind of industrial-tinged electronics, led as much (or more) by analogue sequencers, melodies and ultra-saturated sounds of synthesizers than drums and percussion. across eight tracks at a compact but varied 40 minutes, the lp touches on an aesthetic hinted at in recent ostgut ton releases (2016’s beneath the skin ep and 2017’s force ep), revealing a sonic narrative through noisy, screaming synth/vocal riffs with a jagged, guitar- like post-punk sensibility.
lucy and rrose, now coming together as the lotus eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. running their own labels (stroboscopic artefacts and eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno.
the air texture series asks two producers/ performers to select a double cd worth of unreleased music. the only guidance is the music should not be main floor bangers, other than that we get out of the way, allowing them autonomy over their selection. this time steffi and martyn were asked to step up. exciting, since as residents at berghain/panorama bar - two of the most important dancefloors in the world… how would two such respected artists approach our experimental ethos. bringing together contributions from veteran producers such as total science, as one (kirk degiorgio) and stingray, as well as contemporaries actress, vivek and shed, the artists explain in a press release that the selected tracks are all unique interpretations of a leftfield, non linear aesthetic. 26 total tracks including the above mentioned, answer code request, shed, dbridge, appleblim, faltydl, mosca, kink, and steffi and martyn as well.
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8 tracks originally recorded between 2002-2010 these works consist of music taken from the same sessions that became his highly ambitious vinyl factory music and installation project ‘format’ in 2015. edited and complied from a series of lengthy nocturnal synthesiser, drum machine & 8 bit sampler improvisations they range from melodic idm, driving electro, motor city techno & tripped out house excursions.
selected works 2014-2017: the music presented on this compilation, “framed space” consists of a selection of works from the first three years of melody as truth. double cd featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to this set.
after a string of acclaimed eps on heist, dirt crew and quartet series, amsterdams nachtbraker presents when you find a stranger in the alps, his first longplayer on his own quartet series imprint. format: cd album , full hq sleeve, download card, sticker track
STIL VOR TALENT BERLIN: TEMPELHOFER FELD (CD+DOWNLOAD CODE)
we return with the sixth installment of the beloved stil vor talent berlin compilation series, which brings forth a group of old and new faces, who exclusively contributed unreleased tracks, gathered under the umbrella of berlins best repurposed space. since flughafen tempelhof ceased operating in 2008, it has given hours upon hours of joy and peace to the city’s public in the form of tempelhoferfeld, a gigantic park crisscrossed by the airports former runways. the perfect retreat to unwind in, right on the border of kreuzberg and neukölln. as always, music is the common denominator and oliver koletzki delivers the perfect soundtrack with this new release, while chrisse kunst renders the visuals.
silent dust return with their new album “listen to the night”, building on the foundations of their self titled debut by adding collaborations with us indie hip hop mcs illingsworth, selfsays, zilla rocca, terror and manchester’s finest drs!
from the atmospherics of “half night”, the intricacies of “myths” and the emotion of “refuse” this is an album that demands attention and one that will reward repeat listeners.
set for release at the end of september the album is proceeded by the calibre remix of “refuse” on september 14th.
as prodigies of the new wave of belgian jazz, mdciii effortlessly marry the virtuosity and free spirit of jazz to influences from the other end of the musical spectrum: from tribal rhythms and roots to far out electronics.
gaika, inspiriert von hochschule, britischen reggae-soundsystems, philosophie, politischer theorie und vielen künstlerkollegen, liefert seine bislang ausgereifteste arbeit ab: eine düstere, süchtig machende mixtur aus gothic-dancehall und industrial-electronics, das von persönlichen geschichten von liebe, verlust und rebellion handelt. -basic volume- erweitert die horizonte elektronischer musik als auch das erbe britischer soundsystem-kultur und lädt den hörer in eine einzigartige klangwelt ein. produziert wurde das 15-track-werk von gaika und weiteren, ähnlich progressiv denkenden zeitgenossen wie sophie, dutch e germ, dre skull, dadras, aart, jam city und nick leon. es erscheint physisch als 6-seitiges cd-digipak und doppelvinyl in bedruckten innentaschen im vinylschuber mit download-code und obi-strip
steiger are a piano trio trying to find a balance between composition and improvisation through the use of experimentation and electronics. the trios highly anticipated sophomore album give space was recorded at 7 different locations, with the music composed to fit and fight these locations within a dialogue of acoustics, atmospheres and appetition.
ltd repress / re:issue
es geht uns darum mit unserer musik an die gefühlswelt erlektronischer musik zu anfang der neunziger jahre anzuschließen,ohne jedoch in nostalgische referenzen zu verfallen. wir wollen keinen feigen zeitgeist-techno sondern uns etwas trauen,große sounds und mehr melodien wagen.sonnenaufgangs-szenario,energie,revolution und kaputtheit,all das sind teile der extrawelt. extrawelt 2008
marking sixty years of bossa nova, and twenty years since marcos valle s first release for far out recordings, what better time to bring back this era-defining classic from the brazilian master composer?
wrwtfww records is deliriously happy to announce the reissue of the 1981 self-titled album from cult japanese duo colored music, available on vinyl (housed in a stoughton tip-on sleeve) and digipack cd, with liner notes by digger, curator, connoisseur, writer and legend chee shimizu. an incredible mix of cosmic new wave, unconventional disco, avant-garde synth pop, and hybrid electronic funk