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
ltd 2017 repress !!
the mysterious donnie tempo has been producing house music for over twenty years. his first release as donnie tempo was back in 2001 on larry heards alleviated records. demonstrating his old school acid inspired productions. donnie tempo unleashes the systems on ep due for release in september on mamsw. the ep drops two previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1989-91 and one new production tcb. that shows that the original chicago house sound still runs deep. finally. donnie has found a new home to release the uncharted authentic house jamz that hes created. stay tuned.
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.
lie of the land debuts on porn wax with an appropriately subterranean take on the acid house formula. amping up the delay feedback and weaving accomplished waves of melody in between the floor-minded components of the music. chapparal is especially deep diving. tapping into a late night mood for backroom beauties and beasts to sway rhythmically to. navigator has sharper edges. but is no less hypnotic and subliminal in its approach. the porn wax stamp is a trusted destination for left of centre tackle for stranger dancefloors. and lie of the land understands their unique vibe innately.
panea records. is a concept based on sharing their lifestyles with all who share a passion for music. and aspiration to provide talented musicians. producers and djs with valuable opportunities within this label. four spanish friends came together in berlin sharing their love of music. each of them influenced by the berlin music scene.
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
> it felt like a long wait for us. but finally we can present the first artist on our label xxx. jack pattern<. with great honor we introduce to you this collective consists of three producers who live and breath deep in the heart of switzerland. they delivered four diverse and atmospheric stellar dance floor tracks with serious hints to the late 80s. this first vinyl only release on xxx. will be accompanied with custom made artwork by patrick van vliet. patrick s work has evolved from pop surrealistic. psychedelic imagery to a dutch social realism. he incorporates social annoyances and public degeneration from day to day life in his images. these images seem familiar but alienate. alienation by disrupting the familiar with uncanny elements and deviant colors. a perfect mix for this release. xxx is a new label that combines music. art and club nights curated by shmlss. every artist they invite has the freedom to fill in the x.
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.
new born label. rowle is ready to take you on a space trip around the universe. new life forms. new experiences. and of course a new sound coming from other planets. comes with great full cover artwork
after almost two years it s the time for the boss asymmetrical to drop his second ep -for muthafucka use only- merging his hip hop influences with raw culture s poetry. the release features some guest appearances by with his partner in crime alter d. boss of marguerite records. rapper blue and last but not least a fine remix by florian kupfer!
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.
deetroit takes it back 2 da raw ish with 6 all abstract flavors! lots of drum machine bangin and warm sound sprinkled with 90’s moods. just like we love our unknown deetroit. this is all over the place while still making total sense for those that understand! grab this now! stickered white labels.
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.
rawax proudly welcomes the legend adonis the the family! we re very honoured to present you on the 30th edition of our chiwax classic series the man who produced 1986 his fist of many house anthems. -no way back-! now in the rebound: the 1989 originally on jack trax released -do you wanna jack/ lost in the sound-. as bonus track adonis gave us -my space-. another outstanding track. he did with virgo aka marshall jefferson! this release is quite unique in this combination - so don t sleep on it! we ll have it on black solid vinyl and also on purple vinyl - it s up to you!
tb is the alias of permanent vacation label co-head tom bioly. his releases as tb so far are invitation to love on john talabot s hiverned 10inch imprint (was voted amongst the best 10inch releases by uk fact magazine). and -city girl on permanent vacation. of which german groove magazine wrote entirely superb. heartbreak hotel is a double twelve-inch release with eight tracks of melancholic dance noir set in smoke-filled darkness. acid bobbles. distorted strings and echoed guitars are mangled and layered on machine beats and disco drums.
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.
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.
bitterfeld is most known for their production of drain-pipes. paper-roofing and it’s amazing chemical production industry but it’s a little known fact that bitterfeld are also responsible for the production of amazing music. some 900 years after the city’s foundation they’ve finally found the time to establish a music label to reflect the city’s rich musical heritage. the first release comes from guy contact. expect chemical influenced electro. acid and house.
bringing in milestone number ten for x-kalay we’ll be kicking off a series of various artist eps. whilst taking in 3 continents brings a certain geographical diversity. the aim of this record was to create a cohesive release bound by the common themes of electronic music we love at the label.
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
in his restless quest for the funk. sex judas invites 6 funkateers from the norwegian underground + partner in crime. ricky to remix some golden oldies. the mixes on display are full of the vigilante attitude flowing thru the current northern scene. where dirt and funk still is the modus operandi. tracks are taken from the trilogy of ep s released on tim paris marketing label between 2011-2015 and serves as a warm up to the sex judas album coming this winter!
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
cindy appears again in memories of cindy pt. 2. a passage of five plaintive cuts. concisely rendered with spineful percussion. succinct melodies and textures that evoke classic acid house and the new beat scene of the late 80s / early 90s. featured on pt 2. are several songs among the collection s non-club oriented tracks. transportzone mee- and forever afslutidijk. both meditative. atmospheric exercises interspersed among the ep s higher-bpm takes.
infused with minty flavours this next blend brings raw grooves. warm baselines and uplifting melodies. crafted with love they make the perfect accompaniment to twilight settings. tracks supplied from mattiik (uk). slim steve (italy). dos (austria) and james henry (uk).
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!*
coming off the back of 2 years running strictly-vinyl-only acid house underground parties. the downfall crew all veterans of the 1980 s london acid house scene have put together their debut 12inch. straight out of wandsworth ep. four jacking analogue machine-driven tracks. all hardware. vinyl only. no digital.
played by chez damier . for his first solo record label founder antoine molkhou aka siler present us his -still a kid- ep.two orignial tracks and the a great collaboration on -spatial purim- with the popcorn family member flabaire.
on this record ben sun presents an old style lp format - 40 minutes of moods and grooves interwoven with an intimate story. of individuals struggling to live freely in a time of oppression. after a sultry jazz opener where the characters are introduced. the lp kicks off with a sweet and slow soul track in work again. underpinned by a rotating acid bass. third comes salty tears. the underground disco floor-filler (original limited 12 version) finding a second home on vinyl. your camera and monday usher in some moody rhythms to complete the first side. sin casa opens the flip with some minor-blues improvisation that gives way to a spacious deep house jam. where the protagonists emerge again. still missing shows deeper shades of a eurobeat style - an emotionally compelling club tune that sounds somewhere on the italo side of 1980s manchester. the story comes to a conclusion with cowardice. and the casual jazz-house sounds of mamans lover. killer album!!
after numerous releases on staple labels like moods & grooves. deep explorer. contrast wax. minuendo & soul print. the duo from malta are back to their homegrown label batti batti. the 3 tracks on this ep are somewhat different to their usual style. putting aside their laid-back deepness and focusing more on the dance floor by delivering an ep of raw drums. acid lines. warm chords and filtered pads. a truly interesting release to say the least.
that crystalline moment we all know too well. what was saturday night has become sunday morning. pleading with sleep to come while piecing together the last few hours of the party you’ve just left. few would claim to be at their most productive at this ungodly hour. not hekkla. this is when he gets down to work.
the nachtbraker ep is the product of several of these post club jam sessions. or in the words of the artist “the same places revisited again and again in the midst of night.” translated from the dutch word “night owl”. hekkla’s latest extended play delivers on it’s promise. serving 4 cuts of floor filling goodness ready for breakfast.
one foot on the dance floor & one foot in a garbage can. founded in 2016 in paris by stéphane bodin and françois marché. delodio cultivate eclecticism & joie de vivre. issuing vintage tracks recorded on cassettes and modern productions with the same passion. one way of doing things. differently and sincerely. debut 12- from parisian producer fm. 2 tracks distiling the vintage classic rave house vibe of a tr808 on a cassette tape. music for the floor. enjoy !
300 copies - vinyl only - no repress!
a new berlin-based label coming from the russian wilderness. our first release is a 4-tracker of the analog sound enthusiast chizh and includes a secret circuit remix.
as with his previous offerings - that have found a home on the likes of red rack’ems smugglers inn. horn wax. ruff draft. plus his co-owned end of label boss imprint – cyclonix continues to explore the deeper and more leftfield spectrum of underground dance music with a futuristic vision. made up of two original tracks. ‘alien drug store’ ep draws on a host of electronic influences ranging from deep house to detroit beatdown. alongside subtle hints of acid house and dub techno. whilst both retain the producers trademark sci-fi aesthetic. the release is completed with a sterling remix of ‘you’d better not’ from a pioneering legend of the uk underground - 4hero’s marc mac. under his nu era guise. heading up the a side is ‘you’d better not’. a slow-grooving techno cut bolstered by punchy kicks and a rubbery bassline. where foreboding sci-fi vox samples are interspersed with dubbed out chords and crunchy offbeat snares. as the arrangement shifts from one mood to another. the sub-aquatic vibes of ‘two face’ follows. which is set to a hypnotic two chord pattern. 4/4 kicks and a lashing of moody synths that gradually entices you into deeper realms through the aid of rippling hi-hats and rhythmic percussion with a submersed quality. on the flip is marc mac’s nu era take on the 12”s lead cut ‘you’d better not’. who transforms the menacing original into a blast of uplifting broken techno. where the soulful musicality of sustained strings and piano chords complement snippets of the original’s vocal sample that drifts atop adept drum programming. bouncy synth bass and a flurry of glistening synth melodies.
following his chubby cheeks album for nosaj thing s timetable records. gerry is back with his new album. new junk city for ramp recordings.
musically. the suffolk based outsider-house poster boy has withdrawn from the ghetto-influenced sound of chubby cheeks. to more musical territory. sounding like the next step from his debut album jummy. keeping the jazzy samples. and adding layers of dusty synths and rolling drums.
this second half of 2017 quintessentials will offer a lot of south american music. like from our long time friend and regular guest soul of hex! hailing from tijuana. soul of hex (also know as sebastien vorhaus) has a rich. nuanced and grainy style with an authenticity thats closer in sound to vintage detroit or new york pastures. despite his mexican heritage. busy djing. producing and running his own label vicario ltd. soul of hex is a driving force in the mexican scene. his new helipop ep offers different styles like a downbeat intro. a deep bassy rough house cut (helipop) plus 2 back to oldschool rave/warehouse tunes not afraid using some uplifting pianos. catchy vocals and deep basslines. house music all night long!
the gloves come off for this dancefloor destroyer of a release. raucous. raw and rugged trax from smartbar chicago resident garrett david. acid lines and early 90’s blips start off the ep. thetwisting and turning minimal funk of the b2 keep the pace up. growling percussion pulsates on the b1. the ep concludes with wassup. a full throttled house groove.
PERMANENT VACATION X (10 YEARS LABEL ANNIVERSARY) (4LP+MP3)
4x12" Vinyl lp D01.09.17
celebrating its 10 years label anniversary permanent vacation releases a top-notch package of 16 brand-new tracks by their main artists including john talabot. tuff city kids. mano le tough. tensnake. red axes. pional and many more. plus special guest joakim. who contributed the track camino de la luna. paying homage to his classic remix for antena s camino del sol. the first big hit on the label 10 years ago.
whyte numbers follows through with an excoursion to georgia. where we found the mysterious will gates. on his debut ep. dedicated to his hometown tbilisi. you ll find 4 original cuts with no frills. plus a mellow acidic vibe workout by our man lootbeg. the record is sure to grab any listeners ear with mellow house featuring a host of fresh jazz and hip hop influences. adding to a beautiful use of vocal loops. he brings forth a refreshing piece of wax that creates another home run for both label and artist.
(180 gr) one year on since their last venture as black spuma on international feel. fabrizio mammarella. also known as telespazio and phillip lauer. one half of tuff city kids. are back with the insatiable orme ep.
die erste 12” des britischen djs & produzenten matt karmil auf smalltown supersound folgt seinen beiden letztjährigen alben “idle033” (idle hands) und “++++” (pnn/kompakt) und enthält auf der flipside einen remix von björn torske. seines zeichens vater der norwegischen cosmic-disco-bewegung.
room ii records is a new imprint run by two brothers based in london. which focuses on giving a platform to up and coming artists. ‘the black ep’ is the first in the series.
kicking off the series are three tracks by tr all varying in style and technique. soft pads and playful keys bounce along a grooving bassline on ep and every future summer set opener ‘fantasia’. ‘ub city’ is made up of field recordings taken from a recent trip tr made to india last summer. the flip side shifts again culminating in a live drum breakdown that’s supported by a subtle. acidic bass line - ‘10am acid jam’ is an outright dancefloor weapon.
sprouting arms and legs to emerge from his wetlands lair. mysterious scaled amphibian bufobufo leaps onto land to launch new vinyl label ritual poison.
the a side is taken up by the house sounds of “what’s that noise?”. a stripped back acid bit ready built for blowing up the floor. on the flip. there’s “parasol” - agaric electro served raw and deadly and “spider fortress”. eight-legged techno spun smooth like silk and tough as steel.
weiss blasts off via “brain fever”. where raw. mind-altering arpeggio bass. fuzzy drum machine hits. spacey chords and alien electronics thrust our hero skywards. think of it as techno for funk-fuelled. italo-disco loving astronauts whose journey to the end of the universe is only just underway. this intergalactic funk blueprint is explored further on the deeper and more melodious “you want a cigarette”. where weiss’s vocoder vocals wrap themselves around mutant tb-303 lines. rush-inducing chords and clattering machine percussion. on “space ghetto (booty)”. our hero celebrates the discovery of previously unknown worlds in the only way he knows how. with kaleidoscopic. full-throttle electronic motifs and funk-fuelled synth-bass to the fore. weiss offers his own unique take on electrofunk. pleasingly fuzzy and tightly wrapped in the syncopated drum machine handclaps of ghetto-house. it’s a typically far-sighted and attractive proposition.
an incredible. funked-out live show and production team with their own modern take on boogie. philly soul. and ny disco. xlr8r the possé are a new face to many people. the five piece run by andrew elston and ross ferraro is comprised of veterans from all over australia’s music scene. after a year of knuckling down in the studio and a string of sold out shows they’ve boiled down their favourite influences into an in-credible. raw. funked out live show and production team. watch out for the posse’s debut ep. our thing. featuring contributions from andrew elston (phy-sique/toni toni lee/catcall). ross ferraro & jarrol renaud (the goods). michael di francesco (touch sensitive/van she) and nz jazz keys prodigy andrew bruce.
greetings fellow lovers of abstract truth. how s living in a dystopian now working out for you? here s hoping a new birdscare release can help take the edge off... it s by zu dobson. and who s zu dobson? i honestly wish i could tell you. she approached me at an a.l.f.o.s. gathering of the faithful and gave me a cd of her work with nothing on it but a po address written on it. after corresponding by letter for a while we agreed that -apple knife- and -wisdom of rumi- would be the first release (of hopefullly many). i only met ms. dobson fleetingly and she has no on-line presence so her identity is vague even to me. so next time you re on the dancefloor that young woman dancing next to you could well be zu dobson. fondant regards... andrew weatherall
pp serie is here to combine music by label artists & friends showcasing a broad spectrum of audio entertainment. “serie a” features: trance inducing collage. pop build up. homage to the almost forgotten communication medium telefon and a heavy acid tool.
..artists included: tambien. rhode & brown. mr. tophat & obalski
andras establishes a new home for his out-house productions with punp records. while house of dad laboured in detail. sanity targets club play speeding tempos laced with the larrikinism of boiler room. australian reality tv and shark siren cut ups. vinyl only takes a swipe at the 100% mentality with a stereo bassline threatening to derail the stylus. further sidetracked by being digitally available a week before the 12inch. on the p-side. 40k pulls swimmers from the bondi rip while sanitiser s simplicity cleanses the grease from andras former plumbing exploits. words by michael kucyk (noise in my head)
from the man who brought you acid rant & blacid storm we have the long awaited debut acid man. the double lp features 11 monstrous acid tracks to dance or jack to all night long. comes in a picture sleeve. limited pressing.
one half of cab drivers and co-founder of cabinet records: zky presents his new label ground service. 4 tracks that show what he and his imprint stands for. grooving baselines. driving beats and hipnotic sounds. tunes that take you on a dancefloor journey.
first release on the label rhythm control barcelona. which is also the name of the record store owned by dj bruce lee. the a side comes with a track by phran featuring ivy barkakati titled -impulse-. old school flavored vocal house with a strong personality. this side is completed by an acidic remix by john barera. the b side is a track by phran called -yuka-. which samples cuban voices over minimal analog rhythms and an acid bass line. the remix is by a well-known dj from madrid. tr. a newcomer producing incredible tracks.
dublin’s lime street music follows up on their debut release by marvis dee with another release from a shadowy alias in the form of esoteric orchestra. four machine driven jams packed with heavy drums. dreamy pads and lumbering bass.
dream raw recordings team up with paradiso rhythm. axefield. raär and joakim hellgrene to put out this fuzzed out and fuggy comp. real. raw and blurry. this dreamy 12” is for all the shadow dancers and all the mirage dance floors.
after his debut with lucretio. italian talent. christian lisco. steps up to bat for paramount city records and provides an ep of three dirty house tracks complete with an awesome remix from marcello napoletano.
still reeking from the filth of the tv studio. tabloid mongering and howls of blasphemy from the old guard. dj seinfeld is proving to be a hardened veteran of the circuit. a new anti-hero for a humourless and devoid internet age kicking against the hollywood reptiles. ‘ruff hysteria’ is the sounds from the cutting room floor deemed too unsavoury for public consumption. it’s the grind of acid in the hotel lobby and the incessant pulse of a walkman tucked into a tuxedo pocket oozing it’s way into the central nervous system. it’s four tracks abandoned by the mainstream studios picked up by the grotty b-movie generation. the losers. the freaks. gore heads. bare bones tackle for the floor and analogue anthems for the disenchanted.
we hit you with the second single from jimpsters acclaimedsilent stars lp loaded with the good stuff! the album has received much love from djs and critics alike and its clear that after 25 years in the business jamie odell retains his reputation as one of the most talented and consistent electronic artists in the uk. as a&r and dj he also boasts a fine ear for emerging talent and here he hands over the reigns to two hotly tipped producers to rework his originals. first up we have the incredible peggy gou who takes on the sun comes up ft. jinadu.her speedy rise through the ranks over the past 12 months has been down to just a handful of brilliant eps on rekids and phonica and her skills as a club dj. the berlin based korean sits somewhere between detroit. london and berlin in sound and her dj sets are an assured. kinetic combination of dark. pulsing house and techno. broken beats and abstract compositions. her influences shine through on her remix which goes deep and musical whilst retaining an energetic drive for the dancefloor. perhaps the most mesmerizing. floor-focused track from the lp is up next. silent stars. an electronic tribal dance which builds to a speaker-wobbling sub-bass breakdown and wonderful chord section at the climax. next. a remix from west coast native urulu who came to jimpsters attention through his releases on lets play house. dirt crew and his own amadeus label. trying to describe his remix of where you areft. khalil anthony is no easy task. fusing elements of techno. broken beat and afro house. but check it out and if you can think of a suitable new sub genre to pigeonhole it with. let us know. closing the release we have the slow-burning. balearic-tinged beauty known as the sun comes up featuring jinadu on vocals. this is one to drop in the warm after-glow of a crazy night under the stars when tired legs and happy hearts crave a soulful groove to give them one last lift.
it is our distinct honor and pleasure to welcome todd osborn to the argot family with his stunning new single. elastic 68. this double a sider came together over the last three years thanks to regular communication between the michigan-based savant and label founder steve mizek. its two tracks exemplify argot’s musical direction and check a major item off the label’s bucket list of releasing a record by todd. with nearly mythical finesse. the title track finds osborn presides over a marriage of sassy. gleaming motifs and invigorating acid lines. its assertive bass line grabs dancers by the scruff before the unleashing a torrent of churning acid riffs that could stir even the most jaded chin-scratcher. “authorized dealer” is tougher and even more acid-forward. stomping and squelching as it drags the dancefloor into the dungeon for beating it won’t soon forget. supported by kornel kovacs. midland. xxxy - releases on running back. ghostly/spectral sound. 7777
la-4a returns to delft for his first release on the label since last year s phonautograph lp. the a side comprises two beatdown acid house jams. with two versions of the raucous electro cut -snake eyes- on the flipside. heavy and uncompromising tracks that are not for the faint of heart. sick release!
berlin’s resident electroid funkmeister vertical67 is the latest release from the magic waves label with a 4 track ep of ‘positive vibes’ to get your summer into gear with. vocodered electro builder ‘clacid’ opens proceedings before we’re hit with the summery anthemic and futuristic italo sounds of ‘back in the groove’. while on the flip ‘let’s dance’ continues that feeling before we’re whisked off ‘into the night’ with the closing track in pure aquatic detroit styled bliss. copies are limited and pressed on stunning transparent red vinyl!
inspired by the original. the pair turn moneymax into cashminus to deliver two tracks born in a place where belgian new beat. ebm and early rave sounds meet. the result is club monster no satisfaction. which comes in two incarnations: the original vocal version plus an even meaner acid dub for those anxious strobo moments.
your lost property is ready for collection. the mysterious series of reduxes. reworks & re- versions continues. wild rumours abound about who is behind them. but it seems likely pbr streetgang may have something to do with it. that or ghost of walter gibbons. we cant be sure. from the obscure and rare proto electro gem endo to the adriatic. windswept euphoria of rimini cruising and then a sultry. spacey one night stand that is hott in the city .on the flip. the classic re-cut of do it yer sen it s vocal message ringing as true up on the bleak moors of yorkshire as it does on the mean streets of new york. finally say anything takes us home on a wing and a prayer. a perfect end of the night record
parisian dj and producer kiddy smile embodies the lifeblood of house music past and present. his music flashes with nostalgia for those mid-80s new york basements where house music first came alive. ‘teardrops in the box’ pulses with the intoxicating energy of a ball in kiddy’s native paris. with its deep-rooted traditions but its intensely forward-focussing culture. following up on his fearsome debut ‘let a b!tch know’ on defected. kiddy smile has deployed the well-established remixing capabilities of mystic bill. a house champion from the underground schools of detroit and chicago. his ‘jersey dub’ eases back on the tempo for a syncopated strut to the garden state. while the ‘vocal mix’ is a bulkier prospect. emphasising kiddy’s growling vocal with some serious attitude bass. finally. his vinyl-exclusive ‘acid mix’ is specifically designed for getting twisted on dark. underground floors. cowbell and raw synths give ‘teardrops in the box’ unadulterated dancefloor credentials but this is more than a club record. the layers to this track run deep.
the mighty mystic bill. a true us house legend though somehow criminally underrated. those who know. know. his records have long had a mythical status among the diggers. with dj s who delve that little bit deeper weaving his sounds into their sets. having released on numerous labels including relief. trax. classic and more bill has cemented his rep as an artist that has his own vibe and sound. bill s music exists in that space where the late night meets the earliest morning. sweaty. dark dance-floors and stripped back. jacking tracks are the order of the day... proper. real deal house music. mystic files covers the period of 1989 - 1995 and showcases some of bill s various styles. originally released on trax in 1995 this timely reissue shines a light on an artists who definitely deserves more props! this release has long been a tough one to catch with second hand copies sometimes fetching healthy prices online and collectors clamouring to harness some of bill s magic... this will be right up your alley if you re a fan of ron hardy. relief / cajual. steve poindexter. armando and everything in between! sleeping not advised!
after an amazing duo of vinyl releases from jordan fields and vincent floyd. chicago basement trax keeps banging out the jams! the boxed out ep sports another lost tape from jordan fields with oriental. no fake added noise here from this original 80 s synth and drum machine creation just more uncut raw from jf s archive that seems to have no end!! check out more old school and acid by jack jeremy williams. italy s giuseppe gatti and paris underground pushers wondernature! massive ep!