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.
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.
first record of the jamn ensemble.the record features 3 unique sounding deep house cuts. the tracks are composed of subtle acid bass lines. rhodes chords and roland tr series beats. idylle melody is played by vibes. jamn ensemble always keeps in mind acoustic instruments legacy.
ltd 2018 repress >> long awaited restocks of the third loosefingers from larry heard. fresh and remastered cut of what is house? which is one of the dopest acid tracks that has been released in recent years! on this 12 the great extended version. very stubborn and fierce track that has an endless cool groove that s just plain basic. but as most of larry heard s releases so powerful! on the flip side a long version of the deep and smooth dreaming of better days. that has that trademark jazzy sound of larry heard. essential house record!
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.
osynlig fetma is the production duo arvid wretman (aka your planet is next. sexazoid) and dennis vera. the two stockholmers have created a diverse ep of analogue lopsided dance music. freaky vocals take place over freewheeling jazzy jamming synths and drum machines. house music for dancers with two left feet. comes complete with a mix mup remix. download code included.
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.
recorded in an ageing holiday park during off-season. center parcs is the debut lp by dutch artists betonkust & palmbomen ii a conceptual. musical-tristesse full of lo-fi harmony. and fanciful. psychedelic-coloured modulations. with an undercurrent of saturated. outsider-house beats. all recorded to tape. with a shared passion for experimental music. and gnarled dutch electro. the duo have crafted an lp of esoteric-electronic-pop. reflective of the time the two spent holed-up in isolation. in the out-of-time center parcs setting
dutch pioneer mg (aka gert van veen) is responsible for a series of huge house classics to ever emerge from the netherlands: a-men s pay the piper. quazar s seven stars. house of venus dish & tell. the list is long. under his lesser known moniker zodiac trax. gert produced some of his moodiest material. released in 1992 in two parts. these beautifully crafted tracks remained fairly unknown up to this day. for this re-issue frame of mind selected the deepest tunes from the obscure series. a previously unreleased track called planet x is included!
under one of his most notable guises. larry heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. cerebral hemispheres is his first full length album as mr. fingers in almost 25 years. famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world. larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer. remixer. collaborator. vocalist and dj spanning 35 years. due for release on his own imprint alleviated records. cerebral hemispheres features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into larry s musical world.
cinthie is best known for her imprint beste modus. for ground service cinthie delivers two strong floor bangers that will fulfill your needs on setting your crowd on fire. zky of cab drivers remixed both of the tracks. his interpretations with additional sounds and basslines give them a more jacidish twist.
over the course of four unforgettable eps released on throne of blood since 2013. hardway brother sean johnston has cultivated a broad international following for his singular brand of dancefloor fodder. best known as one half of legendary dj team a love from outer space alongside the one-and-only andrew weatherall. johnston’s roots in the dance music scene include a clutch of leftfield 90’s era bangers on labels like sabres of paradise and flashcomm. beyond his original output. johnston has also remixed the likes of man power. the asphodells. museum of love. split secs. clandestino and many more. the laser ep is peaktime hardway bros business. friedman feedback loop revision (a nod to tob boss james friedmans highly-valued opinions) is a masterclass in efficient simplicity. elevating a few basic loops into an exhilarating 8 minute monster. the laser rounds out the a side with a classic electro rhythm/bass/vocal sample combo could easily have landed in retro territory. instead. hardway bros easily flips a clutch of oldschool tricks into an utterly modern execution. the b-side finds tobs label manager max pask injecting friedman feedback loop revision with his love for all things analog and italo. with his impressive collection of synths brought to life by chinatown records brennan green. the song is transformed into an epic set closer thats already devasting dancefloors like berlins panorama bar. the ep closes with afro sirene. a midtempo groover with melodic arpeggios built for the discerning djs warm-up set.
dirty funk house from colombia! with heavy remixes by seb wildblood (church). retrogott (ava. money sex) & dj qualle and pontchartrain. felipe gordon is new to the scene. but entering the house world now via toy tonics in a heavy way. just watch that remix package: felipe gordon has some massive fans already. he knows a few dudes and he has some cool releases coming on church. s3a records and intimate friends. in fact felipe is throwing some of the biggest underground house parties in colombia along with his nómada records crew from bogotá. and he is making tracks. too. dirty bangers. with a certain unique vibe. he used to play in bands before switching to samplers and getting addicted to old disco and house vinyl. you can hear that: his moody. raw tunes use samples of rare records. but selected carefully. adding his own juno 60 or moog synth chords (like on tell me something true). often using minor keys and lot of little noises and short spoken words by himself. never clean. always musically special. felipe gordon might be new to the international dance scene. but for sure you gonna hear that name more frequently over the next years.
KEEP ON CLIMBIN (DEETRON & KIM ANN FOXMAN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK15.05.18
kim ann foxmans firehouse imprint storms into 2018 with an extra special re-release of the 1994 rave classic scott richmond and john selway aka psychedlic research lab. keep on climbin.the package features both original mixes alongside two outstanding remixes from deetron and kim ann foxman. mix 1 and mix 2 sound as glorious now as they did when they were released. mix 1. a bold. breakbeat construct. chopped vocal and emerging acid lines. mix 2 places four to the floor. it’s deeper with added percussion. soft chord stabs and an almighty breakdown to the drop. deetron makes his debut on firehouse with a tough. grinding version. underpinned by his signature. gnarling bassline sound. kim ann foxman incorporates acid lines to her revision. it builds intensely from start to finish. using angela johnsons iconic vocal loop to perfection.
vinyl-only ep with tracks taken from debut album. discovery in the atomic garden - previously releasing as community corporation on argot and crisis urbana recordings. like changing the channel. changes in one’s life can suddenly bring about a new perspective. after moving from detroit to seattle. producer taylor hawkins suddenly found himself on flora fm. previously recording as community corporation. this fresh beginning in emerald city brought new sounds into hawkins’ repertoire. where he was once surrounded by cheap boogie and disco records in detroit. seattle’s used bins were full of uk imports. early 90s ambient techno records and the idm that followed. these new influences injected judicious breakbeats and top notch electro sensibilities into his already adventurous midwest techno aesthetic. it’s as if his music has come alive. each song a new sound world abuzz with fluttering synths. nimble percussion. and soaring melodies. recorded as single live takes using an mpc to control his drum machines and synthesizers. the flora fm music flowed quickly from hawkins and needed only gentle edits. the eight tracks on his digital debut album. discovery in the atomic garden. document his experience finding his way in seattle and in life. all through the lens of a fantastic and somehow futuristic musical viewpoint. the vinyl-only ep atomic garden includes four of the album’s most danceable tracks. all wrapped in gorgeous artwork by patrick savile
the raw jacking sexiness of ghetto house has always played a big role in the killekill universe. so its high time to put out our first release which goes that direction. italian andrew soul is an artist we have been watching for a while already. when he sent the demo with the extremely raw and dirty tunes that you find on the a-side of this 12inch. the decision was easy: killer stuff which makes you bounce immediately we want to put this out! the b-side comes from dirtbox. who is also one half of snuff crew and therefore has been part of the killekill family for a while already. actually almost from the start. being the musical wizard he is. he can not only make house and acid music and anything else you could think of. but also class a ghetto house. maybe even more classic than andrew souls side but ranging from the percussive style of smmfd and work that to the raw energy of fukk it is definitely in no way less original. shake dat ass!
after the uneventful resolution of a labour dispute at assistance hq. the resident pencil-pushers turn their tempo dial to a leisurely 105bpm. at long last serving up lukewarm plates of beam-03 to the more sluggish peak-time massive. in mambala . the now-obligatory bongo jostles with squelchy synths. whilst echoed claps and ominous bells should see even the most hesitant rabbit dragged down the hole. bebny experiments with low ph levels. metallic clutter. and some surprise horn cameos.
hypnotizing nostalgia that dictates the dance floor. with previous releases on rythm section. echovolt and les yeux orange. earth trax & newborn jr. are unapologetically consistent in building a legacy. the maze ep is the fourth collective delivery of the duo. sent off into the world by dopeness galore. while hypnotizing synths dictate the dance floor. it is hard to resist the balearic arrangements of new wave nostalgia. the record elevates through soothingly repetitive ambient dreamscapes. while minimalist entrancement pulls us right back into underground territory. the ep represents a side a. meant for club settings and a more ambient side b. once the vocals on a2 set the tone. we bear witness to what seems to be the true ethos of the maze ep: where theres a will. theres a way
vyvyan wants to keep his real identity secret. which is something i can’t help but respect (i did the same for a couple of years). without the context of personality. the music really does do the talking. and in this instance it has a lot to say.
taking advantage of his first japan tour. ortella is back with a strong ep rich in styles. believe is mixing memories and fantasies. each track gives a deeper journey with a panel of emotions and feelings. keeping the french man own solid base with dance-floor oriented drums and enhancing them with some cosmic trippy loops. a very special romantic mood and a drop of acid : the perfect formula for evasion. dancing is great. tripping is better!
audio soul project returns with 4 cuts that draw influence from chicago. the record leads with a shuffling chords followed by a twisted & sample heavy disco dub. the b side first brings a thumping banger followed by an acid builder that squelches. each jacket is screen printed & hand numbered (limited to just 200 copies). includes digital download codes.
gu (glenn underground) pays tribute to armando gallop & earl smith jr better known as armando & spanky on acid saga 1. the legacy of gus 303 can be felt in these latest tracks with bubbling acid lines seeping throughout both spank n gallop & peaceful rage(acid revenge).
alex handley (auto sound city) and nigel rogers (perseus traxx) catch up on a regular basis to casually jam out on various machines in a kippax basement. then edit. twist and re-jam them in a york flat. housed in a white paper sleeve. this is a fantastic example of beautifully handcrafted yorkshire electronics. with a distinctively raw and rustic feel. the label. screen printed on a kitchen table. is a reflection of the punk ethic of the duo just doing as they please to please themselves. 100% handcrafted yorkshire honesty. limited to 200 copies!
ltd 100 copies - taking it back to the old school and manufactured in the space of 5 week. this handmade nugget of black crack beat the previous release and all it s issues. dr spaventi once again provides the expert mastering to some artisanal yorkshire electronics from northern powerhouse. the full range of frequencies have been lovingly captured and set for eternity into nice and solid. hand pressed plastic before being bound in gorgeously minimal white paper -inners-. adding individual nuance to each and every record. is a stylised image of the visionary york philanthropist. joseph rowntree. details of which tracks are which are lovingly incorporated into this image using a black ink to stand against mr rowntree s brilliance. the hand screened label. uses the latest in dual pizza/kitchen table printing technology™ with a tried and tested lounge floor drying system to ensure any moisture is gone before the vinyl is shipped. so that transport weight can be kept to a minimum and savings passed on to you.
after an almost instant sell out last time around. london label tone dropout return for vol. 5 of their series of 12-s. an acid washed ep drawing from the ranks of their ever growing family. each of the four tracks celebrates the timeless appeal of the silver boxed 303 after the rain by label regulars the he-men opens with the soothing patter of raindrops. a hypnotic acid line rising from the deluge to morph into a moody house ride drenched in its own outbursts of spectral sound. dawl is also back on home turf with asylum . following a repress of his sought after solo ep for pareidolia recordings. less about seeking refuge than losing your mind it motors along with steely intent. darkly funky bleeps. throbbing acid and industrial percussion embracing the twin legacies of sheffield and detroit. italian dj and producer robbenspierre launched tone dropout s digital offshoot with a full ep last year and makes his vinyl debut for the label with quarta vanitas . bubbling breakbeat house. a trancey euphoric lead and swirling ethereal vocals take you deep into the thick smoke and laser light of the 4am dance floor. in the wake of an appearance on tone dropout vol.4. corporeal face returns with another rave induced vision. trapped on one. the rushing warehouse breakbeats and bass of permo erupt into waves of acid. fractured vocals and serotonin-depleted synths adding a dark edge to the ecstasy.
love creation 004 keeps the bar high with 3 diverse creations edited with love. the a side keeps it chunky with a touch of acid on land of hunger and a slo-mo groover with a deft vocal touch with luther s jam . ‘spacetalk is given the whole of the b side for a more playable re-edit of this left of centre funk gem.
EAR CANDY (FEAT. FYI CHRIS AND NUTRASWEET REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK27.03.18
across the ocean to canadian cousins. after persians unifying call to love. mysticisms rolls to 002. vertico inc comes leftfield and correct. ritual. objects. preen. click. pop. shuffle. bass. zebra skips. blunted grunts. xdancer enhances. water margin twists. sound system. music. non. stop. if you seek beyond the ordinary moral. the discovery will be in you. find the mystery.
orbis x is a sublabel of orbis records and will be mainly focusing on softer yet often usable as dj material for the broader mass interested in electronic music. this sublabel is an extension of orbis records softer. more melodical and experimental side. music will be ranging from house. dub. chicago over melodic acid and even breaks. not any track makes it to this sublabel if it ca’t stand on its own and stand the test of time!
deeptrax proudly present the first various artists sampler on deeptrax records called deep series 1. after receiving demos from artists all over the world we found beautiful tracks that would fit perfectly together on a great sampler for home listening or proper dj massacre.
mcm starting off with a minimalist analogue techno groover. that flows into a great atmospheric acid track from lowe ake user. next to that. the mysterious 1989...
the b side of this ep is more focussed on minimalistic house music. one half of tsempoo named tserg already did his wonderful debut ep on deeptrax. together with a friend he releases music under his second alias named tsempoo. rich p. who will do multiple releases on deeptrax ending the ep with a simplistic though wonderful handcrafted techno. an ep full of heavy drum rhythms. moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes throughout.
limited to 250 copies pressed at deepgrooves!
brother moomin finally back on smallville. after some releases on his own imprint closer and fuck reality. here he comes again to strike a 12inch before dropping his second album a minor thought in early 2016. we are very happy to present a special vinyl only track here-moomins version of peven everetts ultra-classic i cant believe i loved her is ready to hit the floors worldwide. dont sleep on this!
part 1 of this eargasmic acid house comp jumps off with bishops latin influenced acid drums. the b-side sees jamal moss (aka hieroglyphic being) and eargasmic label boss daryl cura team up on the dirty deep confused transportation a stomping spaced out acid bit. isoke follows & captures serene early morning vibes on albion beach.
part 2 of the eargasmic acid comp starts with the smooth clear remedy by chicagodeep. its followed by tres amigos from secret studio & chicago skyway. on the flip. melt is a relentless. dark acid track by newcomers heuristics. b2 is a drum/acid machine workout by dcook on litmus test.
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!
THE BOBBY MOORE RELEASE (FEAT COYOTE. TIAGO & DAWN AGAIN REMIXES)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK02.03.18
there is no doubt that bobby moore is an absolute f***ing legend. and a true icon r.i.p. a hero who lifted the world cup for england at wembley. he is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time. and was cited by pele as the greatest defender that he had ever played against. a leader of the highest quality and a true inspiration to us all. we would love to say that neil diablo shares these traits and acomplishments but his bewuda ep is tribute enough to one of footballs gretaest ever captians. the ep itself is a remix record . the track is called bewuda. and what a track it is. a 6 min trancy club banger. 808 drums all over the place give it a 90s vibe but with mr diablos signiture italo feel. and what we can we say about his team mates. coyote. tiago & dawn again on the same record.yes please! the coyote boys dont mess around at all. straight into a ravey. sweeping banger.teasing balaerica but keepng it a fully loaded dance floor bomb.tiago does what tiago does. his signiture sunshine vibe oozing out of the track from start to finish. the drums are something to behold and the piano riff drop packs a real punch. and last but not least our mate from melbourne dawn again tears up the track and brings us a classic weird re-triangluation in true banging dawn again fashion. big record from team rothmans for their 15th release!
trudge embarks on the tenth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the infectiously moody negative spaces ep.
expedition ten features four jams packed of broken drum sequences. dreamy pads and scorching acid basslines.
vinyl only . finest remixes package by 90-90 project. on a printed cover. after 10 animals. 10 vinyls and 30 artists the wound has healed. our mission ends here. but until the groove goes on. the music never stop.
having been steadily absorbing the flowery humidity in steamy spa towns of central florida since his debut outing chillax. floridian $1 house music purveyor blair sound design aka kyle lyon emerges into the lobster forest with all 16-bit brass and duvet filters blazing. taking inspiration from late 80’s and early 90’s bargain bin finds. as well as a lifetime spent strapped to game boy classic kirby’s dream land. “console humidity” finds lyon on classically chipper yet introspective form. carving a path well trodden but that is unmistakeable his own.
after profound synthesis. fundamental sounds return to the game with another special ep. warrios of xian. the first emperor of china built the xian warriors because he thought that those warriors could re-incarnate and return to life in this world or another. this record embodies that transcendental spirit. taking the ethos of that old chicago sound and letting it live on through the new word of some of its modern natives and far flung global brothers. at its centre is the dance floor.
yellow clear vinyl - 200 copies
* the past is never dead. its not even past. often the reverie rolled on deep into the night. an unflagging. unredundant product of the raconteurial mind.* a few years ago the last 12inch on kristofferson kristofferson. 2017. continuation of the story. rising sun indulges in reminiscences with full of breakbeats. deep house and ambient.
for house heads of a certain persuasion. dj duke is a name that resonates for all the right reasons. the u.s. veteran has been responsible for some of the 90’s most seminal moments. chiefly through tracks such as 12 minutes to do it (under his pleasure dome alias). party time and the prosumer-endorsed deep house classic. heard. he returns here courtesy of emerging imprint solo werks. who host his latest ep. green pastures. a momentous house-led workout. it compounds duke’s reputation as a producer of considerable panache while also acting as an auspicious start to life for the dublin based label. the title track is a grainy. old-school cut that bears all the hallmarks of a dusty analogue-jam and harks back to the days of vintage chicago with the sort of zest you’d expect from a man of duke’s credentials. the other original. skyscapes. is packed to the brim with industrial motifs and is characterised by the sort of effortlessly catchy baseline with which duke has made his name. mysterious and ethereal. it takes the listener on an uncompromising and throughly captivating house journey from the off. on the flip side. we have two stunning remixes. the first of which arrives from new jersey don. ruben candelario aka nicuri. a long-time favourite of nyc-based producers a la joey anderson. nicuri turns green pastures into a dreamy. acid-led space. adding layers of suspense and a glittering vocal intto the mix as he goes. last but not least are dublin-based producers slowburn. who serve up a stunning version of skyscapes. a carefully construed voyage into the deep. it caps off a fine ep with some aplomb.
sheri vari’s ‘despertardamente ep’ serves as the label’s debut and also the artist’s first time on wax. having released fine digital eps on tomorrow is now kid! and portuguese outfit labareda. and with another 12” prepared for finale sessions us. sheri vari is one of the most exciting dj/producers in portugal right now. her name is mariana. she’s in her twenties and she’s addicted to her pair of korg electribes. with them. she pumps out funky. deep. nasty and unpretentiously groovy club tracks. the likes of which you may check out on this debut ep
in early 2017. public release dropped a four-tracker by brooklyns earth boys. a duo comprisedof julian duron and michael sherburn. and now its being followed by a collection of remixes by some formidable names from around the world.
pal is a series of compilations by pear. showcasing all the various iterations​.. of that sound they know and love. for the first volume. they​.. have​.. cast their net far and​.. wide &​.. think you should find something​.. to enjoy amidst it all.
as a longtime chicago and detroit house-head who spent hours listening to sets online. justin ramsey packed up his bags and jumped ship to berlin to get involved in its thriving music scene. the result - spacey pads. warm vocal samples. and driving drums which make up the backbone for each cut. don’t just keep me is a deep and trippy ep. dressed up with bouncing bass lines and breaks to dance to.
tokyo’s dj nozaki. the man behind the incredible label 10 inches of pleasure debuts on uttu with a frenzied baltimore infused acid houz ghetto bomb! backed with a dj haus remix and a re-work-reverse from nozaki himself! tip!
featuring dj spank spank & lothario lee (phuture). fast eddie and houz mon. acid house legends from chicago. this title is 4th ep of bigfire. electronic music band in tokyo / japan. including one of posthumous works of earl smith jr. a.k.a dj spank spank died this past september. moreover. this is his last works with lothario lee who has supported earl as phuture for a long time. but his familiar acid house style is well in the disc. and minimal remix suggests that challenging spirit of these phuture’s members still has not been lost. this title has more two chicago house remixes. one side is the creator of hiphouse music. -king- fast eddie. his remix is contemporary and universal house music every one demand. the other side is houz mon known as aclose friend of earl. this underground style with his awesome vintage roland sounds should be called ghetto acid. one of tidemark of house music. last but not least. original track is ingenious future electronic rock opera. we can say this as the originality of bigfire. -general of the universe iv- compares favorably with previous work.
deep and tripping stuff from argentine producer. ana helder.. the label say: ana helder. the argentinian girl with the special twist. is back with a hand full of tracks. they are mean. dirty. harmful. amorevolous. seductive and addictive. surrender tunes from a producer and dj that does not think in boxes. for müstique she looked into her always-growing production crate and found some post-punk waving funk odes. which want more than just to dance this mess around. they bring soulful lsd-melodies for jazz lovers with techno legs that like to get high on liquid liquid. they are electronic but yet so organic. and they move deeply while spreading the feel of a meditative rest. when diagnose heard them first. he came to the idea of writing a script for a flick that tells the story of a music-making machine. which has more to offer than answers. it forms sound with no traces of reality. but is so human that humans fear it. why did he think that way? only because of what ana helder recently got to say? well. let the music play
man power returned to his northern home for one last waltz. this is their joint offering for the esp institute. on side a. man power welcomes us with tistish. stepping slightly out of his comfort zone and employing a boxy breakbeat to create a dose movement. this contrasts his signature fatty bassline and together they establish a ground on which to stack layers of atonal square and sawtooth waves. about halfway through he introduces a massively seductive string lead and for the remainder of the ride this palette of sounds coalesce in dark orchestral beauty. on side b. man power’s cohorts last waltz deliver nee shitteru. a true stomper of a track complete with in-your-face toms and off-time percussion patterns. an intense driving acid line. and aggressive shamanic chanting. throw in some crash cymbals. sci-fi sound effects and a smattering of gamelan and it amounts to an overwhelmingly chaotic and psychedelic trip. these two songs will have you speaking in tongues.
london’s breaker breaker continue to build steam behind releases from rgl and the rapidly ascending ross from friends with a fresh 12” courtesy of bristol based half nelson. utilising a meld of hardware. old tape recorders and original instrumentation - the bristol based producer readies the inaugural release on this newly formed alias and in doing so presents the aptly titled ‘first step’.
slotting in neatly with the breaker breaker catalogue. the first step ep smothers burly drums with woozy sampling that work together to build a trippy. floor-ready sound.
bakk returns to the valley with sfv acid. cruising at extra low altitude. three tracks with a fine grind and a pinch of acid made in the hot california sun. comes with artwork made by sfv acid in collaboration with bakk stamp society.
we are proud to present sare s fourth album softmachine. it is a ten track synthesizer epic which takes us through multiple musical flavors of electronica. italo. dancefloor. disco and smooth soul pop. all threads are neatly bound up and unified by the common principles of smooth electronics. solid melody and slick song-writing. the album opens with the intro track and scene setter. dreamachine. it is a dystopian synth algorithm which is one part aural mindscape. one part electronic opus and one part sci-fi soundtrack. a perfect scene setter. everybody freak out bursts open the flood gates with a tide of funky swing. brash disco swagger and catchy lead lines. softmachine shows sare s finely honed song writing prowess with its lazy grooves. 80s sparkling synths and meandering robotized main vocal line. next the dancefloor calls with a peak-time disco vocal groover like you wanna do. it features a vocal from vaarka delivering a fine performance. multi-layered guitars. perky bass guitar and a pulsing groove power this track along. here comes that sound carries on the dancefloor vocal vein with its 4-4 beats. driving bass and sweet strings sitting perfectly alongside a multi vocalled chorused vocal from barbara grabar. kristina strasek and vanja dizdarevic. on the flipside things open with riot. sawtoothy synth waves and darting keyboard lines lead the way in this sci-fi sound track with a core of antagonism at its core. science of the beat follows with its stabby synth bass. rolling stabs and vocodered main lines. music and lies layers in sweet synth pads. melancholy meanderings and just a touch of forlorn sadness into its melodies. to round things off no chance to dance digs deep into the chic vibes with its percussive chop-guitar. on-the-beat bass guitar and swinging hand-clap disco beats. the album closes with the painfully optimistic perpetual rise. a metropolis meets vangelis like analog synthesizer masterclass
salt mines return with another selection of artists from it’s birthplace of australia and abroad. astral house and ethereal techno drive this heavyweight 12” to celestial heights and beyond. saturated pads and synth work brim with emotion whilst clattering beats shuffle through the dust covered floor.
for ws021 we head to italy where we find a duo by the name of concret aka italo-mexican musician diego angelico escobar and producer q-pha. together. they submit a couple of ethereal. stripped-back and driving techno tracks that compliment each other so well they appear to be brother and sister from the same session. on remix duty we ve got another italian. rodion. who ads his signature sound to ritorno and flips it into a laid-back dark groover. last but not least is uk s heretic. aka timothy clerkin. who remixes andata into a classy acid burner fit for a massive warehouse party or dark. sweaty basement.
vinyl only - chiwax welcomes daniela la luz! we ve had already the honour to present this outstanding lady on rawax & housewax. now it s time for some acid house on chiwax. come into my land is a very promising ep including 4 club tracks with the remarkeble touch of daniela.
after putting out kito jempere s stunning sea monster album earlier in the year. hell yeah now serve up a bunch of remixes from it that have been secret weapons for the last few months. behind them are black spuma. lipelis and bell towers and they all serve up real heaters. first up with possibly their best ever remix are black spuma—a collaboration between phillip lauer (tuff city kids. arto mwambe) and fabrizio mammarella (telespazio)—who flip ampa into a bootylicious house cut with fat bass stabs and sci-fi synths. it s retro in flavour and riddled with melodies that are brightly coloured and emotive. and when the vocal is layered in it helps carry you away on a wave of bliss. for djs who prefer to keep things raw. a dub version without the vocals is also included and bangs that bit harder.
we have reached our tenth reference . something that we are proud of . for wich we have chosen 6 tracks from different artists. side a roger van lunteren present the theme – acid on the lounge floor side entrance. full of slow acid beats with dubby echoes . we continue with nikolay sunak – back in the day when we were together . a deep theme with vocal samplers and all the 90 s u.k. dance reminiscences . we close this side with morales – futurama. created and thought to make you sweat the dance floors. side b nikolay sunak – loner s groove. 4×4 bases . organ chords and riffs that plunge us into deep atmospheres accompanied by a compact base of bass-line and beat boxes . roger van lunteren – care about your future . pure freestyle acid. casual. cool and bubbling . we close this tenth reference with i -vil – repentance . pure 90 s belgium rave . hoover sound . voices and rithims 909 pounding with an hypnotic bass.
byron the aquarius fires up the mpc for a journey into the stratosphere. bringing the heat for ele records 3rdedition with planet rock. a jazz infected keyboard jam with chopped hip hop samples echoing into the cosmos. cozy bear follows with nudi riddim a delectable mix of african percussion. jazz samples and acidic basslines. on the b side we find more hip hop infused methodology. with glenn davis digging into salsouls back catalogue with his huge summer anthem holdin on. finally. unknown artist is back on ele following on from the huge anthem ru$h. this time it s back to the mpc with a daft punk style 90s disco banger fade (never know).
a one of a kind track with a totally unique groove and a bass line not coming from this world. the dx sound that makes the track so powerful sounds like some kind of mutant machine that is going wild and the sublime combination with the robert owens vocals makes this a highlight in the history of house music!
some might say jordan fields is one of the most criminally underappreciated figures to rise out of chicago in the late 90s. not for people who know what s what though. after a career spanning more than 20 years he has established himself as one of the key figures of the underground. coming out of where everything started. chicago. jordan released records on a handful of key labels like catalyst. track mode. som underground. mood groove. maffia. he did not stop there and today he is still releasing bangers having never lost that magic touch that has kept him firmly grounded on the purest form of the underground. and that. after more than 20 years is pretty much unheard of. when we first contacted jordan we wanted to go back to where it all started. we wanted to be transported to late 90s chicago. to a time where it was all about the dance floor. when tracks meant something more than songs. when purely club-oriented music was the purest form of the underground. to be honest we were not expecting to get exactly what we wanted straight away. he immediately sent us a collection of tools straight out of dat tapes he had. going all the way back to the 90s and early 2000s. so yeah to say that we are excited with this release would be a huge understatement. this is a collection of tools meant for the dancefloor. not reminiscent of some gone by era. these are the real deal. made by a true master. 20 years ago. for the future.
dark entries and emotional rescue team up to further explore psychic tv’s acid house years. psychic tv was formed by genesis p-orridge and peter christopherson of throbbing gristle with alex fergusson of alternative tv in 1981. after various line up changes. the band shifted direction to dance oriented songs influenced by the house and techno scenes of detroit and chicago. by 1988 the group included dave ball of soft cell. fred giannelli of turning shrines and matthew best of carcrash international. during the summer of 1988 the group recorded a batch of songs at time square studios in london that would appear under the guise of various artists compilations jack the tab’ and ‘tekno acid beat’. the idea behind these ‘compilations of imaginary artists was creating a sense that a healthy acid house scene existed in the uk. virginia was the studio project of dave “mista luv” ball and then-wife virginia “gini” ball. a classical violinist who toured and recorded with siouxsie and the banshees and marc almond.
do yourself a favour and dance across the floor when listening to the new jacob korn-record. aptly titled son of gx. the music is heavily based on the good old yamaha electone organ. the home organ for the world s gentlemen was modified by jacob himself and is now an integral part of his studio. as you ll hear it on the ep. it injects a decent dose of fun into jacob s vision of house music. at least. you will instantly notice that when listening to singlefinger chord. a track that conquers the floor with its disco elements. rumours say that jacob s cat toddled on his poor man s yamaha cs80 when producing cats on organs. if that s true. the cat provided an irresistible hook to an already slamming. italo-inspired track. son of gx is every bit as compelling as the first two tracks with its synth trumpet glory while the slighty darker fun blocks sustains us with heavy percussion works straight out of the yamaha electone organ. on top. you ll get a remix for singlefinger chord by new york s jacques renault (let s play house) as digital bonus.
sometimes a year becomes 20. and this is the case with jesper bellfrog rydbergs second coming on borft records since his debut in 1997. as dj jespha galore. he is a super solid dj arranger and inspiration on the swedish electronic scene since mid 90s. and hailing from borft records friendtown helsingborg this record differs a bit from the traditional karlskrona sound and goes into softer territory with classic acidhouse sounds and friendly melodic funky electronic disco. at times almost bordering to italian pouch pouch vibes with shiny cars and prosecco. buy doubles and you got a cool little set bordering between acidhouse and electronic disco. / joakim cosmo
dj plant texture drops his weirdo breakbeat house trilogy lloyd goes to mars a warped lo-fi house brain melter. added jungle and downtempo mixes complete side a. on the flip simoncino offers up 3 sublime remixes. acid. dub and bonus beats!
new deep house 12 inch! donoussa: rhodes and guitar. plus percussions and vibraphone. supported by tr-808 drums. conte d ete: tr-909 + vibraphone. grand amour: electric piano rhodes. supported by sp-1200 and tr-909 drums and hi-hats
for the a side. the young italian producer provides two heaters with acid lines tax-experts previously thought not possible. on the flip. strictly business with versatile tools designed for a bullish friday night after a long day of aggressive downsizing. buy low. sell high.
rtct.records are back at it again! following up on two well received twelves by demuja and leo woelfel the family is growing by yet another fine fella: put your hands together for laroze! the french house legend came up with a strong mixture of disco. house and acid flavors covering a wide range of moods. be careful to put these 5 tracks in your bag. because if you do they’ll probably stay there for a while…this record will go from zero to anywhere quicker than you can say * austrian labels do it best!*