prolific uk deep house hero andy compton is back on his fabled peng stable with a new project entitled blue dream, and an album called california dreaming which unsurprisingly deals in gorgeous sun soaked tones aimed squarely at the loungey end of his plush, melodic repertoire. from the slinking funk of -betsy- to the low-slung beats and smooth-as-silk bass of -disco baby,- compton shows himself to be completely at home rolling at this kind of tempo, no doubt projecting himself to the malibu beach idyll you can see on the cover. music so radiant, you d best slap on some sunblock.
digging 80s pop obscurities has long been part of emotional rescues mission statement and the unearthing of this cover of the talking heads classic by the little known, italian new wave band politrio for a limited 7inch press is a worthy addition.
mark barrott is the man behind international feel, roca, future loop foundation, as well as being a founding of the balearic boy-band talamanca system alongside gerd janson & lauer. nature sounds of the balearics is marks debut lp on running back incantations. most music does not come out of nowhere. arising and appearing in a pre-existing system of influences, cross-references, roots, memories and desires, it either directly points towards a heritage or into the future. mark barrotts nature sounds of the balearics is a bit of both
camisole records heißt sie an bord der business class library-zusammenstellung willkommen. während ihres fluges hören sie musik von serge bulot, alan shearer, gérard gésina und pascal wathelet. alle diese elektronischen titel aus den 80ern wurden von ihrem kapitän silver fox kuratiert, um ihnen eine angenehme reise zu ermöglichen. nice electronic journey , file under ambient / synth-pop
lauer always rhymes with power. proven by countless remixes, productions and projects like arto mwambe, black spuma, talamanca system or tuff city kids and his own-brand. there arent many dance floors left that havent been blessed by all this glory. now, the aptly titled third album of frankfurts prime export regarding all things melodic, teenaged and synthesized, intensifies, condenses and hones the sound, he has been developing for years: a topical take on classic dance and 80ies pop figures, disco music in a closet (lauer is still in denial), singing arpeggios, android choirs, beautiful bass lines and sometimes the apparitional architecture of house music.
this time in calypso, aristidez takes us on journey trough the streets of lima peru. the chaos and the spirituaity of this old country are noticable on all of this tracks. rumbling percussions and vocals, harmony and rythm, darkness and light all come togeter through the use of samples to show the quality of this young up and coming producer. -nada nada- it s the mantra that will help you go through the morning in a grey and cloudy city. -reyerta- represents the violence of many latin american cities having a hard time. evoca its the mix between the first two where peace and violence find them selves in a catarchic release of energy. symple symmetry brings the tempo up for their nada nada remix asking everyone -what happens after death
the long awaited first release of stavroz on denature records has arrived! this 5-track ep starts with -zorrow-. this track sounds like an invitation to wander and get lost in the jungle. by the second track, perron 11 the tempo gets more vigorous opening the way to the main track kasambila and its enchanting ethnic vibes, on the other side of the ep, xs pls (pronounce it extra small please) has this unique instrumental groove that four-piece band masters so well. the ep ends with the title it was all a ruse , a melancholic ballad through mystical lands.
there is a point where memory and vision meet. the point where sparks and vertigo are produced and where imaginary landscapes produce sounds and visions. from this friction of times and places are born the music of the common series 07 (las canchas). star maps, existential paths, fables and planetary vision are filtered in the living mixer of the producer marco erroi and returned in the form of soundscapes, sudden encounters and lightning strikes, beyond the known places. 200 limited copies!
four years after his breakthrough, max graef returns to tartelet records with his second solo album, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma”. a dungeon dub symphony in four parts, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma” is an album’s album. brimming with new and old guests, interludes and bonus skits, it’s a consummate sketchbook of graef’s most unique music to date. “every bit of music or work represents the mood and skills of a certain period,” he says.
after his two 7inch releases on star creature, ourra drops an 8 track lp full of lush soundscapes composed of vintage synths and thematic astro vibes. this is true to the modern funk style and movement-a mix of futuristic spaced out deep house and vintaga analog balaeric boogie grooves.
altyma themes is the musical reflection of a roadtrip. plastic synths, acapulco shirts, neon lights and fever dreams blended together into a diverse record containing a mix of balearic house, 80s dance and a touch of lush dream pop.
tired of reading the words ‘classic’, ‘masterpiece’, ‘missing link’, ‘cult’, ‘seminal’ in every press release? just trust us on this one: this is the real deal. we have no choice but to use those words and urge you to (re)discover one of the ultimate afro disco lost classics. if you’ve never heard it, thank god. if you’re one of the very few connoisseurs who have, get to experience it in a carefully remastered version.
edizioni mondo as a label, has the goal to produce music that is descriptive of concepts, images and environments. inspired by library music, a genre frequently used as theme or background music in radio, film and television in that very same period, the name mondo has its roots in mondo movies, an italian movie genre born in the 60’s. mondo movies are characterized by documentary-like content that addresses several topics from around the world (mondo). numero nove comes courtesy of rotla. also known as mario pierro and raiders of the lost arp, waves is his third contribution to edizioni mondo. downtempo, trippy, playful and pardon us, balearic, its the soundtrack to the fading summer or the one starting somewhere else in this universe. accompanied by remix works from label head l.u.c.a. and balearic (again!) mastermind mark barrott with his sketches form an island healing hands, its the most balearic (threes a charm) record you will hear this side of the summer (wherever you are).
bicycle ride takes you into lo-fi paradise. enjoy the subliminal vibe of mellow melodies arising out of that true vintage piano sound. sit back and experience the rhythms and pedal through your inner emotions. shook s music will take you into a true admiration for melody, rhythm, music in a carefree treadmill of life.
listening to the latest productions of shook is like watching a ghibli movie with compositions by joe hisaishi. while balancing in the twilight zone between awareness and epiphany you can feel the influences by many artistic and obscure composers and musicians, shook creates a personal form of electronic music. creating its own melodies on vintage synths, acoustic pianos and recording drum shots to build his rhythm patterns.
shook creates an easy-listening experience with a deep appreciation for melody, synths and piano s, touching the current lo-fi revival connected with producers such as nujabes. influenced by the wonderful creations like the -chrono trigger- video game soundtrack developed by music composer yasunori mitsuda. inspired by synthesizer pioneer isao tomita to 70 s and synth pop gurus yellow magic orchestra. become part of a surrealistic episode of yourself enabling you to safely meet your deepest memories.
2lp , full sleeve, as always with hell yeah, the next release comes from an artist label boss marco fell utterly in love with before forming a close musical relationship. his name is calm, and this summer he releases his eighth studio album, by your side. it is an effortlessly evocative long player and magical ten track trip into soothing sonic waters, glistening harmonies and horizontal rhythms. calm is legendary japanese artist fukagawa kiyotaka, someone who has been making deep house, ambient and downtempo grooves since the late nighties, and always teasing spine tingling emotions out of his machines. his last album—2015 s from my window—cast a real spell on marco and encouraged him to reach out. the pair eventually hooked up in tokyo and found real musical kinship while playing records together.
the spiritual and uplifting music of clifford white is highlighted with two of his most sought after songs, taken from his 1989 album the lifespring, and presented here in a special extended 12inch for the first time. starting in music production at just 15, white could be described as a protegee, however his take is that they were part of a music journey that continues today. with a centre found in electronic music and spirituality, his progress, from simple home use 4-track stereo to working in professional 16-tracks studios was swift, but matched by a deeper appreciation, greater confidence and wider palette of music styles
after a seven year hiatus, sam grawe aka hatchback returns with his third album for lo recordings, ‘year of the dragon’. the final installment in his ‘california cosmic sound series trilogy, following ‘colors of the sun’ and ‘zeus & apollo’, ‘year of the dragon’ continues grawe’s personal exploration of the vast horizons of electronica, prog-rock, balearic rhythms and new age atmospheres.
the vinyl lp is housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a code for free download of the full album with 2 bonus tracks.
the fantastic new single from okinawa delays feat. the delightful vocals of satoko ishimine is a cover version of the neil young/ nicolette larson classic. limited first edition twelve inch on light blue transparent vinyl & comes with fine selection of remixes from phil mison, psychmagik & willie graf & darren eboli. okinawa delays consists of the talented producer takeo toyama aka dj mizuki and the singer satoko ishimine. takeo met satoko almost five years ago when he hosted a party on irabu island that is a one of the distant islands of okinawa. we basically thought to make something like aor tracks like dusty springfield or fleetwood mac instead of city pop, also satoko likes that song, so we decided to go for it and im very pleased with the result.
dropping just three eps between 1982 and 1987, takenoko were a true enigma in the heady rush of french new wave. this group from bordeaux hit all the right notes, fusing choppy indie instrumentation with punchy synth lines and angular vocals - in a parallel universe they could have been huge. emotional rescue have done the right thing in bringing together their three eps for this definitive introduction to a rare and righteous slice of underground arcana. whether it s the breezy pop stylings of -elle a tokyo- or the slow, stomping funk of -trans amor express,- takenoko are a joy to listen to for any new wave devote
sonnys plastic worlds ep illustrates the diversity of his production. he seamlessly mixes dream house sounds with moody vocal elements. the opener be 4 me is made for a grand space. on a2 the eponymous track plastic worlds is a journey into balearic sounds, perfectly arriving in time for warm summer days. kropssprog elegantly references the masters of italian dream house, with deep atmospheric soundscapes. desert days is a moody crossover into electronic pop music, featuring his own vocals.
nach einer siebenjährigen auszeit meldet sich us-produzent sam grawe aka hatchback mit seinem dritten longplayer year of the dragon- auf lo recordings zurück und dringt in neue horizonte aus electronica, prog-rock, balearischen rhythmen und new age-atmosphären vor. das album komplettiert nach colors of the sun und zeus & apollo- seine california cosmic sound series trilogie.
label soviett presents new vinyl release plastinka 2. the release includes deep house track from japanese producer satoshi fumi and three tracks from russian producers: balearic house track from ivan starzev disco house track from iner and beach disco track from evneniy svalov.
houses in motion returns after a short hiatus with him005. a five track solo mission from him’s newest family member and melbourne mainstay, ryan berkeley. ushering you down the glistening nebulas of the milky way, smack bang into the middle of his much-anticipated first ep.
a year after his debut outing on the label, max essa makes a welcome return to hell yeah with the han zon roc ep, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. essa is of course the long time uk talent who has become a part of the balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like aficionado, music for dreams, and his own jansen jardin. this is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea. opener han zon roc (midori coup) is an epic 12inch minute adventure that slowly awakens your spirit with new age guitar plucks and heavenly ambience before organic drums slowly being to drift into earshot. they grow ever larger as synths start to spray about the mix, hand drums pitter patter and big chords bring the soul-shine. its like the soundtrack to an afternoon boat party all condensed into one brilliant cut. how you showed me everything then gets super chill with lazy drum tumbles, bendy guitar lines and scattered hits. withering cosmic chords colour the airwaves and its a track that will slow your heartbeat to nothing. last of all, rain birds alfalfa jam is a analogue drum work out with early 90s hip hop influences and diving basslines. it s light and airy, nimble and playful and of course filled with the sort of tropical rays that make all of essa works so brilliantly escapist.
bar records is the lovechild of bar rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. bar records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is bar. we are excited to announce the first release with french label owner of macadam mambo, sacha mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local fader (from borneo). he created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
articulat is the (new) artist name of ovidiu stanciu, a romanian dj/producer living in rotterdam. under the moniker manikin, he worked on several concept albums with titles like popular mechanics, taxim and grandma s attic revival over the last couple of years. while selecting tracks for this debut ep it felt like curating a best of , and we chose to put three thriving and pounding slow-beat bangers on the a side, and to show more of articulat s versatile style on the b-side. expect experimental electronic songs inspired by themes like steampunk and romanian folklore, very precisely engineered to experience storytelling in the most physical way.
portuguese multi-instrumentalist sair and american vocalist and boogie producer adam chini are known for their respected releases on the most go-to boogie labels of the moment, like omega supreme, star creature universal and hobo camp. they ve now teamed up to deliver 2 stunning slices of modern synthy soul on boogie café s neon sister label. with adam s dope vocals on the a and the sairs jazzy instrumental on the flip… this is already getting early support from headz worldwide. dj support: liquid pegasus, razor n tape, danny spence / austin boogie crew (abc records), andrew morgan (ppu recordings / ear cave), boogie80, marcia carr (mi-soul radio), dennis probert (ghetto disco/ liverpool disco festival), natasha kitty katt probert (suncenbeat/ghetto disco/ liverpool disco festival), e.live (elivity), pepe hausius (born to shine), paul conroy (soul train radio), mike vitti (mi-soul radio), deli gee (the touch), vex kiddy (royale athlete, germany), yam who (ism/midnight riot), gwizski (omega supreme records), dave jarvis (love vinyl), teddy mike (neon finger), feel the real soundsystem.
the debut album of this young french producer is a sonic kaleidoscope ranging from laid back grooves and soundscapes to massive basslines and uplifting synths for your dancefloor pleasure. it reflects a time span of three years while he was traveling the world and meeting the right people at the right time. these ten tracks are like a postcard series of ideal moments he lived during that time. for the vinyl heads we compiled a four track ep as outlined here, including an edit by label honcho noema. the best thing, we got you covered! the vinyl edition comes with a download code for the complete album to enjoy this trip in its full length.
12 months after the debut album of piotr bejnar was released, we achieved gathering 4 remixes from this album. piotr turned to the artists he most admired and who stated for him as great authorities. the record starts with a beautiful remix of the song “bagieta” made by ada from pampa records. second song on is a dance version of the “jellyfish” song made by piotr bejnar himself. the third artist on the records is piotr’s authority frivolous. to this one piotr’s stood up to since childhood as a long-term fan of frivolous, buying his albums and tracking his path. and now as for the crowning of the record - stands an artist closely related to otake records - kalipo.
underground dance music from indonesia, for lovers of those sensual sounds and new era funk. struggling to get by in the luscious capital of west java, bandungs munir found a home in the rhythm of the citys funk.
delicate wash presents its second fine selection of gentle cuts. this time it will take you on a 80 s electronic funk adventure filled with analog drum machines and sharp synth leads. all four tracks are fresh, perky, futuristic, and thrilling. add this jewel to your collection.
a year from its inception, artesian sounds proudly presents ars002: a debut ep from emre can swim introducing his unique brand of dubby, atmospheric low-bpm house music.
envisioned as a visit to a distant island, the ep opens with ‘another shake’, greeting you as you come ashore with a warm and tranquil mood. with ‘golfclap’, you venture deeper into the mainland, the rainforest thickens and tribal dance ensues. flip the record and things wind back down with hazy after-hours groover ‘slide in deep’. finally, aleksandir makes it a family affair and joins the expedition with a remix, packed with juno melodies and and rhodes-tinged broken beats.
too smooth christ returns to supergenius records and widens his singular approach to introspective dance music to new musical horizons. infinite fall dmz is a slow house jam built around a hypnotic and endless fm pattern and a strong chorus bass, emphasized by a myriad of shiny bittersweet 101 sparks. pheqs125, originally made for tsc current live act, triggered such keen reactions in clubs that we decided to cut it down. its an acidish banger, elaborated around a 303 pattern, a rave detuned bassline and a b-more breakbeat, tickled by synthetic voices. with its rainforest chords and melodies and its muffled breakbeat, the eponymous track with you in mind is a love declaration between balearic house and old-school jungle / idm. etoile closes the ep with its uk bass vibe, a combination of tribal drum patterns and a grime beat and narrative bassline which will attract you in some mysterious caverns where the magic monsters hide.
this release is individually 200 hand-numbered limited edition cassette (100 pink and 100 smoke transparent) with a sort of greatest hits of (almost) all archeo releases (ar001-ar011) + an unreleased bonus track from roberto aglieri (ticino parte 4 il merlo), celebrating 3 years of the label, from 2014 to 2017 selected with love by manu archeo (ar001c). archeo recordings is a reissue record label that regenerates old, lost, obscure and forgotten rare gems of predominantly italian music but also all over the world of the 70s, 80s and 90s. all outputs are licensed by the artists and the vintage labels, audio tracks are remastered in their original form the sleeves and center labels are graphically recreated for today but all based on the original images. archeo would like to make the music available to a wider audience of collectors, djs, music lovers of a forgotten time. all releases are hand-numbered limited edition vinyl. the first copies of each release are pressed in coloured vinyls.
max essa - lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the japanese based producer & dj and his first release on copenhagens music for dreams label. tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. a refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. the sleeper train to izumo. an okinawan beach at dusk.
reissue of this early 90s czechoslovakian balearic style oddity. tip! jindrich parma originally created this record as a studio project on his own parma productions label in 91. the release was the debut of the musician karya , and although the singer has become fairly prolific, muz ze skla (the man of glass) remains an anomalous release in her catalogue. in fact, the song never actually featured the singer we know as karya today, and was solely the experiment of jindř,,ich and company. with a balearic house sound that never really had a parallel in the country, this remains a truly unique czechoslovakian record. reissued for the first time on a 12inch.
it was said that the craft was so large that one could walk for days without touching a wall. that instead of the glowlights above, there was only one, and somehow it split into the many we have today. and in the floor of the ship, there were rushes of water, hallways so to speak, that entire men could float down. and so they did.
depth over distance is bringing new talent to the limelight with its second release. a collection of cosmic grooves spanning 5 original tracks conjured by young bristolian mcgregor.
going from solid crunchy house grooves (light years from you) and an ethereal mix of breaks, pads and crisp percussion (reality) on one side of the vinyl, to a more extrapolated back side: wanna e, with its unexpected groove and drops, ready to tear up an unsuspecting dancefloor, closer feeling like a timeless breakbeat classic and with 1997 (vocal mix) forming an elegant, emotional last note of the ep.
during the eighties it was possible to observe an italian fascination with the mysterious far east. this can be found across art, design and music in italy during this time, in subtle or obvious ways. specifically there are italo-disco records that proudly show this influence, some of the best known being: fun fun – -living in japan-, koto – -chinese revenge- and city-o – -rose of tokyo-.
following in this theme is fancy – -null null-. not to be confused with the famous euro-disco artist behind -slice me nice-, this fancy is a one-off project from italo-disco icon raffaele fiume, the artist and voice behind many great italo-disco hits, such as: helicon – -you ... see-, malcom & the bad girls – -shoot me- and ralph river band – -strange vibration-.
adding to the original tracks of the 1982 release is a totally ecstatic and powerful remix from betonkust: one of the most talented and exciting dutch producers of recent years. also included is an instrumental edit from hysteric, for those who find the unique vocals challenging.
having produced a wealth of some of the most lovingly referential and consistent music of recent times, the tracks making up palta og ti på den tolvte Ø are slightly harder to pin down to exact genre markers. each song is busy yet never overcrowded with elements, building concise and playful grooves which if forced we would say positions them somewhere in the ambient space between jazzy-improv-house and dubby, hypnotic electronics. that s as absolute in adjectives as we would ever care to be... expertly crafted both technically and musically, we are more than excited to be able to present this to you as our fifth installment.
this self titled creation from avop sets us in a mystical island of utopia. these eternal paradise grooves sends our imagination to levels of sophistication and next world fantasy. lucid drums, unknown atmospheric melody, jupiter dream pads, star light twinkles, exotic worldly strings, silky bass lines, vibratious reverb. the masterpiece we have all been waiting for.
reissue of balearic gem spanglish movement from little known band hot pepper! originally released as a private pressing in 1978 and featuring famous drummer jesus munoz tilico, a giant musician who appeared on countless recordings and accompanied famous figures like paul mauriat and carl tjader among many others. four superb long tracks including the cosmic underground club classic ritual song. hot pepper was a studio project created by mexican drummer / producer /arranger jesus munoz tilico who in the late 70s decided to record an album in a disco-funk vein, helped by some of his friends who were top session musicians. “spanglish movement” was the result, written and produced by “tilico”, released in 1978 as a tiny private edition housed in a fabulous afro cover. being tilico an enormous drummer, you can expect here lots of heavy drums, congas and percussion, surrounded by crazy space synths, male-female vocals, latin horns, afro touches and occasional fuzz guitar.
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.
nz import. 12inch with printed deluxe sleeve, plus lovely 2 sided full size photo inserfor its second release, strangelove resurrects two cuts from the australian cult synth pop duo, arvos, much-mythologised 1984 album luna. having spent time in europe and with heads & hearts full of the continents synth-pop movements, deborah gray and roy nicolson each returned down-under to discover a doggedly rock orientated landscape. finding solace in roys studio and inspired by their musical o.e.s, the arvo concept was formed and an album took shape. a glamorous visual/electronic opus, major label misjudgment and local bewilderment left luna to unjustly slip under the radar. rescued here, bikini channels an ipanema electronic vibe, nostalgically recalling antipodean beach culture while the synthetic undercurrents of so deep reflect on the nature of our dreams. also presented is a reimagined so deep instrumental from australias synth pop scholar-in-chief hysteric, while french m.o.t.m. shelter tailors bikini into an excursion version.
here it is ! the long-awaited new lp from former dubtribe soundsystem shaman sunshine jones far from basking in bay area bliss, sunshine has been busy redefining his organic approach to music making and sound synthesis into a rich and textured fresh take on the house blueprint - best realised in his elaborate & ever-evolving live shows. assembling these improvised pieces into a cohesive whole, that might well just be the best vinyl based representation off a full night out you re likely to hear this year. from the emotive opener to last year s anthemic fall in love, not in line closer, home represents the fluid but refined garden of sound that s grown from dubtribe s rich 90 s foundation. the artwork on this splendidly presented gatefold lp is a photograph of sunshine performing live at the garden party in san francisco by the holy mountain, the collage is done by sunshine and the design is by fernando_graphicos. accompanied by detailed track notes, with all equipment used to make the record alongside sonic schematic. man and machine aligned for total transcendence ! single gatefold lp
speed for lovers release debut album hot yoga emoji on society records / ubishi recordings originally from sheffield, liverpool & the forest of dean, the three lovers met in the network of little mesters music studios on john street in sheffield. initially engineering, producing and playing on each other s projects, they subsequently teamed up to form speed for lovers in 2010. the past eight years have been spent wearing out rave trainers, building studios in their attics and sheds, geeking out with sound on sound articles and faffing with tech. with two members who came and stayed and one who couldn t leave, hot yoga emoji is the band s ode to sheffield. field recordings of late nights out and early stumblings home link tracks together and place their moments of creation in the city. spurred on by sheffield s kabal nights and trips to the electric chair in mcr, hot yoga emoji mixes live drums and bass guitar with pocket sound generators, old synths and vocals to create an album of irresistible live dance music.! single vinyl lp
capofortuna is a duo made up of legendary bologna-based house maestro, dj rame and multi-instrumentalist ricky cardelli from rimini. perhaps our housiest release to date. crush on you is an ep of particularly sophisticated forward thinking dance music. with glorious live instrumentation and joyous arrangements this is the kind of record that is going to slip right into many dj s collections. don t sleep on this one.
zum sommeranfang und der vorbereitung auf relax vol. 11 legen die jungs von soundcolours für alle vinyl & sonnenanbeter ein besonderes juwel auf. ob im club tropicana, auf balconia oder über kopfhörer im beachclub in der city... die songs auf the sunset sessions 2 funktionieren immer ... und besonders gut im sommer.
following up from last years ep on pleasure unit the folks from miskotom deliver a lovely 5 tracker for our other imprint pleasure wave following on from g marie and jonny .,the guys(guy and girl) carry on in much the same vein but drop gears ever so slightly for some more sun drenched tropical sounds. the opener hyena s laugh could be wally and larry jamming with the locals on kong island. senoi takes you on the back of a pick up truck and transports you from the coastal town and out onto the dusty tracks and into the night for a ride through the jungle and onto the other side. 10th day is all about cocktails by the infinity pool in the secret resort and soaking up that late afternoon sun. kuai can che is all twilight era maze tougher drums and chimes with those floaty synths. seeing us out is final cut kopiek lying back on the boat as you leave the island and it all becomes a tiny dot on the horizon...float on.. file under tropical, balearic, beach sounds.
2017 saw the arrival of pin up club here at the bordello with a superb three tracker, friends of the vortex. now the dutch partnership are back. this time a quartet of tracks has been selected to produce the forever machine. the bold bars of friends of the vortex, the romantic rushes and soundtrack silhouettes are all present with new elements being introduced to further develop a truly unique style. breathy vocals and melancholy are countered by warm synthlines in the brooding -valis- before the lonesome -is there anybody out there?- blooms into a daringly bright work of disco dimensions. opening the flip is the title piece. smouldering, -the forever machine- burns with quivering chords that rise ever skyward on a column of tight rhythms as lyrics spiral ever upward. -a deepness in the sky- is a perfect illustration of pin up club s ability to transform burgeoning sombre sounds into tempered elation, rumbling strings and fragile percussion intermingling for a heady finale. welcome back to bordello a parigi guys, welcome back to pin up club.
party penthouse playboys a 4 track ep by billy ray de la haye and axis ces53 angelphase, both artists with over 25 years of musical expierience, this joint effort contains electronic vocoder funk, electro, italo boogie with a spark of techno added in the mix. inspired by sounds and instruments from the 80s and modern.
after releasing their yantar lp digitally last year, hell yeah now serve up a much anticipated vinyl version of richard somerville and craig wilson s perfectly horizontal sounds. it features two of the superb originals with remixes from the beat broker and los gatos escobar. somerville & wilson have appeared on ism records, dwdk (danny was a drag king), paper records and music for dreams and count the likes of tensnake and gerd janson as fans of their laidback and charming grooves, and this ep is a real slab of heat that will surely sizzle souls across the world this summer.
special edition gold pantone sleeves moon lovers is electronic journey through nuovo romantica much in the same vain as dreamtime 002 rev thorn airport west. 10 selected atists from all corners of the planet, swedens bobby bricks starts the lp off with the slow mo disco meloncolic love song no money, no vacation. venus express ii feel the wave is next delivaring a bouncy piano driven bop. song number 3 paul withey this is what we hold on to, is a funk guitar driven vocoded groover to likes of herbie hancock, daft punk later works. the lp concludes with peter pearsons spaced romantic piano interlude, come closer.
after kindly stepping in on remix duties on our first miskotom release kito is back on pleasure unit with a nicley rounded ep that shows the full extent of his production skills. houstrack does what it says on the tin and pumps it up in true old skool house style, damp firecrackers sounds like it could come from a long lost italian library lp. on the flip never been to ibiza beaches in 1997 is a nice laid back balearic ode as you might expect, lastly jungle mantra is a dense tropical treat. check for kito s previous releases on diverse range of labels from bahnsteig 23, freerange,dirt crew,hell yeah and bordello a parigi
the guys on this compilation are playful composers and appear to engage in various behaviors for sheer enjoyment, such as making waterslides and then sliding on them into the water. they may also find and play with small stones. their record is based on a myth where naya le loup shapeshift into beautiful women wearing stones-patterned clothing. if a human attempts to speak to him, he will answer nao and then answer copo, and if anybody asks him anything, he say cryptic things like blizzaga.
japanese producer takeshi wada first released his music from the label onitor back in 2004. he keeps very sensitive touch in his music since the beginning. he started his own wada label in 2014. this is the 5th release from the label.
hoga nord rekords is finally releasing druk 11000! this 7inch is a collaboration between silverbullit, fontan and the bhutanese group aa yang - ensemble. the project took shape during a mythical trip to bhutan where the swedish composer and multi instrumentalist johan ‘the count’ westman who’s living in the country, hooked the altitude sick scandinavian musicians up with aa yang - ensemble. the local monks then blessed the musicians under mystical ceremonial procedures. with protection from the dragon of thunder, druk 11000 has produced some of the most powerful, loving and life embracing music yet to have been released on hoga nord rekords! the songs springs toward the top of gangkhar puensum, bhutans highest mountain, building a mighty storm, noticeable all the way to the scandinavian woodlands!
mehmet aslan returns to his own fleeting wax imprint, in order to deliver the first in a series of releases as part of a new project, ghost station, including a collaboration with fellow turkish singer, songwriter and vocal producer, idil mese.
the phantasm label has something special up its sleeve for june: a new ep from amsterdam outfit pin up club and an excellent remix from lady of the moment, dfa star and disco innovator perel.
<br< this young label comes from sinchi collective in association with night noise and has quickly established itself with innovative music. that continues with the trippy leftfield electronica and dark disco and ebm flavours of pin up club, who have worked on labels like nein, relish, bordello a parigi and known for their dj and live sets at locations such as berlin s salon zur wilden renate and amsterdam s dgtl.
in their own words, -for this ep we chose to work with natural ambient sounds as a background for each track. so if you listen carefully you can hear dogs barking, crickets chirping and other ambient noises we ve recorded ourselves on our travels,- say the pair who derived these tracks from live jam sessions using plenty of proper hardware, a roland space echo and fender stratocaster, amongst other things .
imagine a peaceful cyberpunk world where flowers are used instead of laserguns, where bamboo towers are high in the sky and your fingerprints digitalized in a papermade card. this is the utopia you re living in while listening to this record. from the crowded city atmosphere of « mecanic chipo » to the suspended garden of« lady chipo », your existence is harmonious and serene. as a casual salaryman you dream of the countryside in « chipo sleep » but are waken up by the « chipo dub » bonzaï alarm clock.
« chipo sounds » reflect these everyday life and reveries which are at the end, not cheap at all!
WIDERSTEHE DOCH DER SUENDE REMIXES (JUSTIN K. BROADRICK, MMOTHS, LAPALUX)
12" Vinyl D19.10.15
arranged by godin, taurelle the original trakc was written by georg christian lehms, composed by bach and adapted from bach cantata widerstehe doch der sünde bwv 54. here bach’s church cantata for solo voice meets languid gainsbourg & birkin, albeit in german, with exquisite choir and strings. nicolas godin says i wanted songs on contrepoint, to act like poles that hold up a tent. this piece starts with a very strange chord, which was avant garde for its day. bach’s scores are outside any rules, which i wanted to exploit. i also wanted the lyric in german because no one expects german to sound sexy and cool. the main singer is gordon tracks. the other voice is dorothée de koon, a friend of a french artist i know - they both have german blood.
schwarzes doppel-vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen im gatefold-cover
die beiden ambient/krautrock/avantgarde-meisterwerke -plight & premonition- (1988) und -flux & mutability- (1989) entstanden ende der 1980er im can-studio bei köln, bestehen aus jeweils zwei überlangen tracks und gelten als klassiker ihres genres. an den aufnahmen waren neben sylvian und czukay auch die beiden can-musiker jaki liebezeit (an beiden alben) und michael karoli sowie marcus stockhausen, trompeter und sohn des berühmten komponisten karl-heinz stockhausen, beteiligt (letztere nur an -flux & mutability-). der re-release auf grönland erscheint in chicen doppelformaten mit neuen linernotes des renommierten britischen journalisten david topp. beide alben sind nicht bestandteil der jüngst erschienenen holger czukay-retrospektive -cinema- und seit ihrer original-veröffentlichung damals auf venture/virgin records und limitierten reissues anfang der 1990er in japan und uk nicht mehr erhältlich gewesen.
copenhagen label music for dreams release yet another brilliant debut album, this time by the danish duo dalholt & langkilde. the album has a wonderful warm summery vibe, with slick smooth production, hypnotic groove baselines, live guitars & vocals
finally, copenema drops on vinyl. this special limited-edition vinyl ep especially for those summer beach bar vibes. the ep includes the much loved te faz bem which became a balearic classic in ibiza last summer after dj harvey regularly played it at his residency ‘mercury rising at pikes.
a perfect summer record, white magic was the lauded cd-only debut album by sorcerer (californian dan judd, one half of windsurf with hatchback). just in time for spring/summer, be with records present the first ever vinyl issue. lovingly remastered by the esteemed simon francis, cut reassuringly loud on to heavyweight double vinyl and presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket with freshly commissioned artwork throughout from original designer rich robinson, this limited edition of 500 copies is sure to fly.
a continuation of his kaleidoscopic sun-dappled cosmic-disco, neon leon was the much-loved cd-only album by sorcerer (californian dan judd, one half of windsurf with hatchback). just in time for spring/summer, be with records present the first ever vinyl issue. lovingly remastered by the esteemed simon francis, cut reassuringly loud on to heavyweight double vinyl and presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket with freshly commissioned artwork throughout from original designer rich robinson, this limited edition of 500 copies is sure to fly.
beath presents his debut album -dreams from last night-. a conceptual album in which the spanish producer brings us closer to different sounds that would be part of any day in a luxurious tropical paradise. the 8 tracks included in the vinyl would revolve around the smooth funk with a clear influence of the sounds of the 80s. in addition, the artwork of the album includes the cover illustration by the japanese designer yoko honda.
must we keep believing reality is something real, or is it time to embrace the tickling blood that keeps us intrigued and rising into eternal heights of surreal magnificence? we always were born confident, that you would be more than a splatter of dust on our mother earth. the collective returns with their 6th release, welcoming new music in the post-disco-punk-wave spectrum from parma italys csk, berlin newcomer dame bonnet, bogotas live duo the postmodernism forms and a giant collaboration between damon jee and alvaro cabana: holographic planes (spain/france).
following the screaming ghosts collection highlighting the music of c cat trance, emotional rescue and malka tuti return with the first of two eps where the band s music is given over to a selection of artists, friends and collaborators for reinterpretation, re-editing, replaying and remixing to provide a modern outlook on the bands mixture of east meets west musicology.
compiled by sofa, the second instalment in his recent series ties together eighteen artists, each venturing down their own musical path, to produce an audio atlas that transverses not only styles but also cultures and continents.
disparate musicians come from far and wide have been brought together across two slabs of beautifully mastered vinyl and, somehow, someway, found a jittering, skittering and juddering balance.