following releases from mituo shiomi / drum machine and takeshi kouzuki, italian imprint alley version is back courtesy of their third release, the split e.p. ‘parallel journeys’. limited vinyl only release.
2x12 inch lp inklusive mp3-downloadcode im klappcover, limitiert auf 500 exemplare.
auf dem album vermengt berman gekonnt die schnittstellen von electro, postpunk, new wave und disco. so wie es seine vorbilder aus dem alles-geht-new york der späten 70er vorgemacht haben! special deal
new york based artist x-coast brings in the new year with an absolute smasher of an ep that ventures into high octane house, rave-infused jungle, turbo euphoria territory. big miz and tommy holohan heating things up on remix duties.
we want the p.a.v. to be full of house, and full of houses! through this five-tracks release, annibale o. sets the stage for a novel, genuine house music dedicated to those who suffer from restless feet syndrome.
dutchman william caycedo graces adult only with his presence, as the label hits its 49th release. one of the newest members of the slapfunk family from the netherlands, william is young, hungry and talented - bringing that fresh energy to adult only with aplomb.
northern powerhouse kick things into gear on their sixth release with snarling and grizzly analogue bass on the a and machine heavy percussion and distorted tones on the flip. one for dark rooms and deafening sound systems!
dos attack are two childhood friends come djs and producers from madrid who ve have managed to create their own little space in the electronic music landscape. the masterminds behind cult label riverette, with releases by such exciting and forward-thinking artists as legowelt, oskar offermann, kornel kovacs, and minor science, the two are insatiable diggers to a point that they opened their own record store in the center of their hometown, named after the label. both as djs and producers, their creations are a reflection of their collection and taste – sometimes trance-y, sometimes hyperactive, always weird and wonderful, mixing the energy of late 70s new york with the good vibes of 90s rom-coms – pure love.
final installment of kris wadsworth very own label - strong limited black box of the amazing uranus series - kw777 is exclusive in this box - we have only a handful of this very rare boxes - 8x180g vinyl - black / white marbled vinyl - each record with another shade - handstamped - very unique printed black banderole - shrinked - vinyl only!
brand new lobster undr sublanabel for nostalgic, moody, deep & dark club traxx. first three from hidden spheres, andrew red hand + asok. from heady early 90’s manchester rave to dungeons & dragons electro and deep percussion heavy twisters. heavy productions & weighty goods.
bobby cazanova powers full throttle into outerspace, charging from galaxy to galaxy with a heart full of emotions in tow. feel all the feels with his cosmic supply of house and electro tinged sentiments!
a wide range of artists remixing tracks from mr. fingers latest album cerebral hemispheres on this three part remix ep series. remix duties on the second installment go to mr. fingers himself, joey anderson, kode 9 and upsammy. part 2 of 3!
acidic powerhouse bill converse makes his debut on fit sound. his sound is a refreshing perspective informed by the midwest warehouse parties of which he was schooled mutated into his own blend. treading the line between melody and brutality, while never being heavy handed, converse has proved himself once again to be a true original lurking in the underground today.
two solid tracks of pure machine driven acid house music which were written, produced and mastered in the north. both tracks are certified roy cropper and were mastered by mick clarke (iron blu). thanks for supporting vinyl and keeping it alive. we create to share our passion with like minded souls and aim to bring you the best of the north.
wonder stories heads over the pond for their 24th release finding the aussie/uk collaboration between dawn again (returning from his excellent ep on ws019) and uk underground champion rothmans (known for his vinyl only label of the same name). psychedelic, melodic, and grooving are the name of the game here with timeless odyssey venturing into melancholic ethereal territory while rainbow perch is an uplifting and bubbly affair. on remixes, timothy j. fairplay submits a jacked up sleazy version of timeless odyssey while emile strunz tackles rainbow perch into a 4/4 techno stomper with a new wave ethos.
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.
german producer and dj boys noize has announced the release of his much-anticipated cover version of adamski and seal’s 1990 rave classic ‘killer’ on 12″, vinyl, via the vinyl factory and boysnoize records. featuring vocalist steven a. clark, the original 12″, version is backed by an instrumental, both of which you can listen to below: as boys noize says: “being a ’90s kid i kind of grew up with this song which later became one of these tunes i’d play out at the end of the night. when i met steven and heard his voice for the first time i immediately thought of that track and the idea of doing a cover version was born. it was initially just for fun but it turned banging and lit the dance floors wherever i’d drop it.” adamski and seal’s original represented something of a breakthrough for both the producer and vocalist, spending four weeks at the top of the uk singles chart in the summer of 1990. speaking to journalist dave simpson in the guardian in 2013 seal explains the impact the song had on his career: “within a week, i went from being a relative nobody – this weird guy at raves, with silver bits in my hair – to a household name.” boys noize’ ‘killer’ is out now on 12″, vinyl, limited to 500 copies.
marc & oveous bring the classic bruk flavours to atjazz’s label with their new e.p. ‘on again’. the original harks back to the old co-op nights with a tough bass synth and oveous’ soul laden vocals, tied together behind a punchy, syncopated broken beat rhythm. dress to sweat, this one will make the bodies move. first up on the flip side the ‘4x4 dub’ switches the rhythm to a straight up 4x4 house beat, but that subby synth carries through the broken beat touch. the original mixes’ vocals are dropped in favour of one of oveous’ short spoken word monologues before he steps back to let the music do the magic. the ‘dubstramental’ gives you one final interpretation utilising the same dubbed out template as the b1, but reverting back to the original broken beat pattern to give you three different flavours to throw down with.
summer may almost be over, however gasp records has teamed up with la dune label co-founder jacques torrance to reminisce over those jubilant days in the sun. crafted during a short stay in south germany, nach5000 is an ep that takes you on a journey beyond distances. think of it as a never ending summer voyage straight into the 90’s, with a sprinkle of acid and a final visit to your favourite psychiatrist.
rob belleville is a producer from the netherlands. his music can be found in the same space as producers such as arne weinberg, microworld, sean deason and drivetrain. he is know for moving between ambient electronica and atmospheric techno sounds, always warm and well produced. this release is no different, as here we have two very special tracks with the same integrity as anything rob has written in the past. on the a side we ve got implacable force which features a driving techno foundation and washy synths, interwoven for perfect headspace. the second track in is sungazing, which takes you into a more lazy groove with swirling, warm pads and more good drum programming. the b side features rise n shine and sands of time, both blurring the line between deep house and techno, with a fine balance between the melodic textures and tech house percussion. if you like atmospheric, melodic textures and quality music in general, this one is for you.
andy hart launches a new series for voyage with two dubbed out club tools. neutron capture is a chuggy acid number with crisp drum programming, glitched out synths and a weighty 303 line. on the flip lftr offers up a hypnotic roller complete with reverberating stabs, crunchy hits and expansive textures. if this is a sign of things to come for hart s new outlet expect a string of club ready, dancefloor orientated cuts from australia s golden boy.
jamie jones joins forces with new york’s david berrie for an electrifying two track release on hot creations. doctor zouk is the result of a friendship spanning many years, and is set to be unleashed this autumn. title track doctor zouk is a bumpy, chuggy roller with a prominent percussive break and heady tribal undertone. future society uses thumping drum pads over a growling bassline with unmistakable high hats weaved together over futuristic synths. jamie jones is one of the industry’s most in demand and recognised djs. he heads up one of ibiza’s most treasured parties, paradise at dc10, and now takes it to all corners of the globe. his revered hot creations imprint has put out more than one hundred releases as well as playing a major part in launching the careers of patrick topping, richy ahmed and detlef. spending his formative years in new york, sneaking into the city’s diverse and flamboyant nightclubs and heavily influenced by a broad spectrum of genres, it wasn’t long before david berrie took to the turntables. he released on jones’ hottrax label last year and has had a number of releases on nervous and monique sp é ciale. he commands regular slots at bpm festival as well as at the paradise nights.
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.
first second label drop their 6th release from the mysterious berlin based duo g.e.o. corp. college drive, one mix for the school day and one for the night class with a der opium queen 3am dub mix for those nitelinkers or early starts. i think its alright? like ive heard it 1000 times and i still like it, plus i played it in clubs a few times and people had a good time, there’s a breakbeat in it, a big piano so solo, and one of those naff korg m1 saxophones thats in every house record. tip! – g.e.o. corp
i like to move it, go on move and can you feel it had already established erick morillo and the mad stuntman as one of the biggest new acts in 1994 - and then came raise your hands . originally starting life as asuca by r.a.w. (another morillo alias on the legendary strictly rhythm label), the addition of the mad stuntman s unmistakable vocals helped give them their 4th top 15 hit of the year. the update comes courtesy of uk producer shadow child, no stranger to chart success himself. -i couldn t wait to get my hands on this one,- added shadow child, who also debuts his acidub edit as part of the record s release. -that infectious riff has been going round in my head since i originally heard it and it is such a honour to get to make 2 versions!-
gerd returns to aus with the prophetess ep, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. the a side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. if youre a fan of gs much loved ny stomp & geeeman monikers then this release should be no different
second round of our remix rampage ! this time with four tracks on the edgier side that will leave no dancefloor undisturbed, be it through percussive precision (jay shepheard), brute force (inigo vontier), acidic complexion (yuki tosaya) or some vocal batshit crazyness (mr ties). because rough is right!
after a triplet of solo 12inches, all courtesy of label main man rupert marnie, hamburg-based imprint the press group are set to break 2018 in with the multi-flavoured tpg004 - a versatile debut va that offers a fine close up on the labels whole cast of operating forces with some choice contributions from tpgs core tetrad including youthman(29), ten letu, dj dodo and marnie himself. mind your backs! shape-shifting yet coherent as a whole, this collective effort puts together a swinging confluence of sounds and aesthetics clearly aimed at the dancefloor but equally poised for laid-back chill sessions. first release on the label to reunite the entire crew, tpg004 mashes up a wide-spanning array of grooves and tempi in exploded view, giving full vent to each artists idiosyncratic universe whilst establishing a hyper-modern sound id, both infectiously funky and undeniably potent. casting its net far and wide: from the pared-down astronautical breakbeat of youthmans ‘aemilia to dj dodos breezy jacking jazz-footwork hybrid ‘the machine via rupert marnies lithe ganjah-smelling shuffler ‘health and ten letus muscle-flexing acid roller ‘ah, you shot me!, its a feast of feelgood beats that youre invited to, neatly connecting the dots between the guys shared love for video game soundtracks, liquid dubstep, heavy jungle breaks, minimal house and further daydreaming, hazy harmonics to drape yourself into. vital sales points: first 12? from the press groups whole cast of members including a locked groove on the b-side.
framework recordings is back with a very special, limited run vinyl ep that features five fantastic artists in oliv, o’hana, blurred, fred and ground16, and deep house doesn’t come much finer. first up is the low key oliv, part of the heady party collective bedford crew. his ‘submarine cruise’ is an effortlessly atmospheric dub house track. sandy shakers, balmy pads and an astral lead synth line all ooze underground class. o’hana is another emerging producer with an already well formed sound. his gorgeous ‘lune’ is another prime bit of deep house with analogue kicks and hits, subtle vocal samples and cavernous pads that melt into the horizon.
blurred are a young italian pair from labels like lapsus, safe music and hotfingers and keep up the cultured dub house vibe with more deeply enveloping grooves and dusty hits. the chords here are smeared in the background and sure to find favour with the more intimate dance floors out there. then it’s to impressive new swiss artist fred for ‘mw.’ it’s deep and house-y again, but this time it drives forward on huge kicks, with acid lines and icy hi hats bringing the energy while yawning synths soften the edges. closing out a tasteful package are swiss pair ground16 with ‘3rd street.’ cosmic in nature and with wide open pads, this house groove is another analogue beauty with warmth, smart vocal snippets and dreamscape pads. these are timeless deep house cuts that are deceptively simple and superbly executed.
acid house alert! we are really excited to introduce you our new release. tomlin is a misterious producer from our gang and we are sure you will love him. pure analog stuff for omar s and levon vincents fans. dont miss it!
tracks of fuel flamed floor movers. dos , ray kandinski , gallery s. , anthony fade , dj bowlcut and dj longdick have all outdone them selves and the fuel keeps burning baby. acid infused tracks floor moovers all you want in 6 tracks.
this new chicago based label is runned by steve poindexter and traxman. the first release comes also from the label heads. track a2. is an remarkeble co-production between steve poindexter and legendary armando. on b2. traxman remixed armandos -snare yo azz off-. must have - not only for all chicago house fans!
paramidas love on the rocks imprint readies its eighteenth release, in this, the year of our lord, 2018 - the latest instalment on the ever-evolving, hard-to-define label is a decidedly non-dancefloor oriented, melancholic/euphoric instrumental number from promising lon-don/lisbon producers elles & violet.
steffen baldo aka ugly drums is a german producer, dj and selecta hailing from cologne, with previous releases on rush hour, faces records and quintessentials. one of the best kept secrets of german deep house, ugly drums delivers the second release of le petit zoo, a new french label ran by pablo valentino (mcde) and lb aka labat. starting with you taught me (reasons), an acid track that keeps you on your toes, he advances smoothly to three classy deep house cuts, full of lushful synths, groovy basslines and clever hooks. tip!
linea beat 5 the fifth collection in our dance-floor only series is the aptly named -dance-. arriving in two different versions for those times when you need alternative vibes on the dance-floor, music is backed up by a slamming, jack-time remix from passarani, a.k.a one half of tiger & woods.
sb traxx returns for their second outing, flexing four original club traxx from anthony fade. mind games opens things up - a jackin acid drum machine workout awash with 707 hits and 303 squelch. the a2 m1 cause everyones gotta have fun then hits you with a piano rave weapon - gritty and hard hitting coupled with those classic m1 stabs. flip it over for a top-down summer anthem in i m weak marrying rnb tinged vocals and shuffling rhythms before dr. ice closes it out with a golden-era hip hop inspired deep house groover.
next release on echovolt s regular run is the debut ep by priori, co-founder of naff recordings. three cuts of large-scale psychedelia where machines get squeezed and bent for sound. it’s dynamic acid for our constantly evolving and restless minds. an ode to the environment that nurtures us, an attempt to ring mod the sun and the sea.
in 2017, benedikt frey released his breathtaking debut album with the esp institute, artificial, and now as we finally come up for air, we’re more than proud to offer an eclectic collection of remixes that’s nothing short of essential. side a leads with h for hysteria remixed by a beloved hero, nicolas chaix a.k.a. i:cube, one of the most prolific and respected electronic artists paris has to offer. his touch is considered and elegant, imbuing the track with a tasteful 303+808 backbone to support an array of patiently floating melodies and angelic vocal samples. following this, tolouse low trax of dü,,,,,sseldorf’s infamous salon des amateurs remixes the same track, stripping instrumentation down to a skeletal palette of bass guitar and stabbing percussive punctuations, chopped up inna minimalist stylee that has become his beat-making signature. side b leads with a remix by another dü,,,,,sseldorfer, dj normal 4, whose re-imagination of private crimes takes us for an even more menacing ride, half-timing the tempo and skillfully rolling out a barrage of jungle snares from rave days of yore. closing the release is the most aggressive remix of them all, a bonafide techno beatdown of the same track by dalo, the co-producing artist to whose haunting vocals lace the original version. her dark vision opens with sparse industrial drums that blossom into a driving assault of raw machinery, definitely not for the faint-of-heart. an all-around solid release here, fun for all the family... more than just the tip!
the second outing from lisbon based percebes mú,,sica comes from ka§par, a respected portuguese author who consistently releases on many revered deeper dance music imprints. the “epicurismo” ep is a fresh and well humored record, conceived as an homage to the greek philosopher epicurus, who widely professed a personal mantra for happiness.
saverio celestri is back, this time teaming up with late consequence, who’s the new moniker of an already known fellow italian producer. expect house and techno grooves with feeling and power, made fresh, but with the clear influence of past days.
vinyl only w/ mike huckaby remix. jorge caiado’s new “cycles” ep, offers 3 strong versions of title theme plus a remix by detroit legend mike huckaby. a house/techno manifesto that takes his artistic vision one step further, placing him as a cutting edge producer internationally supported by the likes of move d and others. from lisbon via detroit, “cycles” will make any worldwide dancefloor take a peak. so grab it, play it and check the results.
every release is special for us here at hizou. but to clock up our tenth one is a particularly special moment. so it is even more pleasing that we reach this milestone by welcoming on board a producer we admire enormously, life recorder. the man from marseille has a lengthy discography of must-have records to his name already and the super-deep pressure jazz ep will only add to that growing list as he delivers a trio of prime cuts, from the punchy, raw analogue sounds of the title track to the warming subconcious drive and the melodic, acid-flecked traffic jam.
adding and connecting the bits, dots, hats and kicks once again, rtct.records invite two italians to join forces for a shared ep. it features three tracks per artist and it s got everything from ambient over lo-fi house, acid, techno and even garage. both of the artists have been making music under different names for a long time now but this release marks the launch of their new monikers: introducing dj chupacabra from the mountainous north of italy and crisco from mediterranean sicily. this is where the surf & turf theme of the ep comes into play. with this release rtct.records are taking a step forward and broaden their output after the well acclaimed deep house/disco tinged releases by leo woelfel, demuja and laroze. artwork by gus nobel.
casey tucker is on a roll at the moment, and his infectious brand of uplifting, full-fat machine soul seems to have struck a chord in many places (not least via his reissues on for those that knoe). after appearing on love notes back in 2015, tuckers back on the label with another salvo of colourful, charming and utterly magnificent house jams shot through with the inventive programming of techno. alternative faction is many things a bubbly acid track, a swooning deep house cut and a sassy broken beat affair and yet feels utterly smooth in its execution. that time of year has plenty of motor city soul feeding into its composition, not least in the gorgeous synth strings, and new mission gets busy in the swing with all kinds of bouncing melodies and rhythms.
beautiful strangers marks the return of theo kottis with this sampler of his debut lp. it reveals a new chapter in his artistic journey in which he resets his creative output, free of compromise, conveying his devotion to the dancefloor, and revealing a new concept that everyone can ascribe to. reasons kicks off the record with a slice of disco tinged house music overlaying infectious guitar and string loops, with slick piano flurries to make for a sure-fire summer winner. the a2 houses the get down a more heavy hitting workout packaged for the dancefloor, with a percussive bassline over the top of a choice breakbeat, tied together by a thumping kick. flip it over and you unearth the lovechild creation of a 303 coupled with a brazilian classic in the form of acid disco. a driving kick / hat combo, squelchy acid and pitched down brazilian vocals offer up a raw but energetic stomper. finally, u need to keep it simple takes you on a more emotive and powerful acid trip. the sweeping synths building throughout the track coupled with soaring strings, alongside an alluring acid line proper!
frak – grown up guests
like a diy brick-shithouse frak feel like they are preparing for some nasty. kicking off the track with some serious drums. eerie synth lines and creepy bass pads lend for a slightly deranged and unsettling feel. there is a strange air about this track. tuff snares kick in that galvanise and ready the troops. the strange difference between the everyday title and the militant feel of the track makes for interesting concoction. its like a bunch of psychos preparing for a dinner party. sweeping the floor and combing their hair to precision. the house might look nice and the cake might be delicious, but these guys psychos.
jack pattern – kernkraft
kernkraft translates as nuclear power and from the outset reverberating sequences visualise a bleak working environment. mechanical sequences rotate. clouds of sparking particles swirl overhead menacingly. a kick drum stumbles into actions, the machine has powered up. cold hi-hats shimmer, and hollow synths give the feel of some sort of labouring workforce continuing their daily grind. this doesn t feel like a nice environment to live in and reflects the reality of some peoples everyday life. living to work for the greater good and sacrificing their lives in the process. it is a powerful piece. strong, monotonous and mechanical.
after recent individual releases on ecstasy garage disco and tone dropout, ritual poison bosses bufobufo and corporeal face join forces for their new escape earth project.
a psychedelic pulse of chugging acid marked disco, ‘escape earth theme’ is an animist call to arms in the obscene face of the anthropocene. 303 master bawrut transforms it into a hymn for early morning rave reflection, adding breakbeats and psychotropic synths.
crushed by its own supermassive weight, ‘gravity well’ then condenses escape earth’s love of jungle and hardcore into a 128bpm stepper of rumbling low-end, polyrhythmic beats and otherworldly melody.
12inch with printed deluxe sleeve, affetto played by bufiman at his dekmantel set for boiler room, incl. gerd janson remix
good news, kids: now you can play a different kitjen record every day of the week, because just as last summer, we have some hot dutch jams coming your way for kitjen 007: utrecht s own stijn sadée, who has been making moves in the dutch scene for a while and runs the infamous club sauvage night, brings us three mystically exotic joints that showcase his manifold sources of inspiration and will bang your gong this summer. none other than hessen s love doctor gerd janson stops by to seal the deal by turning -affetto- into a 12 minute dancefloor journey. pack light!
bell towers is finally back with a new record for public possession. ikea hack origi-nally produced for the runway, was too good not to explore further. once again perfectly showcasing bt s abillity to transform emotions into melodies, bridging gaps between various musical influences the revisited and extendend ver-sions presented here, will leave you with two choices: chillout & dance mix. in ad-dition the material was handed over to baba stiltz, who delivered his very own more minimalistic, extremly hypnotic take on the ikea hack.