on their latest release. the magic movement presents a concept ep by luca musto. in which he reflects on the story of his provenance. dipped in blues and marinated in jazz. this release is a diverse journey in all the ways: once upon a grind kicks off with a reflection of his father s immigration from italy to germany. the strong groove of this moody gem reveals luca s roots in hip hop. making heads nod without any trouble. next up is parabel . a hypnotic slow-house jam. with rich textures and alluring vocals which tells of new adventures on the road. let me down opens the b side with dense soundscapes. sprinkled with dreamy synths and strings. while iorie closes the curtain with a dubby and stripped down remix of the track on b2. -be water he said. this state is tremendous.-
strange valleys. the 2018 full-length from starving daughters. is a progression as well as a shift in sound from the la band s already-stellar previous releases. make no doubt about it that the sound of progressive rock and psychedelia still play a big role here but there s certainly a greater influence from library music on the new lp. the starving daughters vinyl impressions blog. led by chris tillotson of the band. shared the music of chris s collection of which many were library lp s. these records seemed to have seeped into the mind. body. and souls of the whole band on this strange valleys lp. everything from the instrumentation. the attention to melody. to the track-length shows the large appreciation they have for library music. that being said. this moog-heavy. psychedelic-prog-funk. california-themed record is certainly unique and adventurous. winding through the exotic roads of strange valleys is certainly a trip well worth taking over and over again.
dj central coming in super hot for the inaugural release of esoteric exports. the man of many aliases and releases provides something a little lush. a little light hearted and a whole lotta good. rather than waste time reading about it. just listen. heres dj central proving once again that hes the man for perfectly layered and arranged sounds.
dudi004 is this wonderful 9 track record (4 remixes + 5 originals) by aporia. the singer with the angel-like voice and the marvelous synthesizer melodies from new zealand. lean back and dive into wonderland. these tracks are smooth like baby skin. trippy synths and balearic gentleness or as aporia describes it supernatural. synthetic. tropical rock n roll. furthermore. we include 4 fantastique remixes by lits801. aussteiger. cosmic palms and s&w.
tengrams are brothers alessandro and davide. who collectively have a deep and long understanding of dance music. davide is a co-founder of n.o.i.a. one of italy s first electronic live acts to perform and record with drum machines and synthesizers as early as 1978. he was also behind seminal italo outfit klein + m.b.o and proto house hit dirty talk. since then they have released under an array of aliases. have clocked up numerous club hits and this new project brings them back to their electronic roots. with influences like sci-fi movies and old school electro and italo looming large. -devious- is a very breezy and energetic track with a rolling arpeggio and rich keyboards section over a simply but groovy tr-808 pattern. classical italo space disco sound updated to nowadays. -translucent- sounds like a dreamy electro-ballad heavily influenced by kraftwerk. -pop song- keeps the same 80 s electro vibes with simple. wistful melodies and a great funk bass line. -disco dub- is a pretty damn cool early eighties electronica. with a great pumping -robo-funk- linndrum!
a new year means new musical horizons here at the bordello. curses formed his sound in the distortion and sweat of back alley dive bar bars amidst the crash of guitars and the audible gulp of beer. hints of disco and wave balance this rougher edge. smoothing down those creased lines for a style that adheres to no boundaries. -pedal to the metal and don t look back- is a perfect introduction to curses multifaceted sound. beats orbit burbling bass and brash strings in a work of dreamy hypnotics. -knife in teeth- comes from a similarly shadowy lair. dark bars are further inked by industrial percussion in a track born on the factory floor to strict ebm parents. terr takes on -pedal to the metal and don t look back- and does the original proud. bass rumbles to the tune of a guttering engine before lighter notes take hold. murky currents are cleared by bright synth blasts in this uplifting remake. the bird of paradise closes the ep with his psychedelic take on -knife in teeth.- drums take on a more sinister tone as tribal rhythms give rise to jungle imagery and the immediate threat of what might lurk behind those supposedly innocent sounds.
especial specials and deek recordings return with the second vinyl sampler of the covered in gloria album. as before. deek s bullion pulls together the label s alumni and homies a gamut of talent and styles feature. from suzanne kraft. minor science. sultan shakes. eyedress and geller & kaya.
the inimitable cc:disco! has partnered with hyped underground label soothsayer to curate the first in a collaborative series of compilations entitled first light. soothsayer presents first light: volume 1 compiled by cc:disco! is due for release in february 2018 digitally and on vinyl. australias reigning champion of tasteful electronic music. cc:disco! has procured exclusive tracks from emerging and undiscovered artists across genres such as boogie. balearic. funk. disco and house with each sound piquing her interest. culminating in a finished product that would undeniably slot into a cc:disco! set. her mission statement? less chin stroking. more dancing. it captures what cc:disco! is all about: the dancefloor. the very first taste of first light comes in the form of a salty and sweet track called really want that by jace xl. premiered via resident advisor. cc:disco! explains: i remember the first time i heard jace sing in a bar. at first i thought a dj was playing then i looked up see jace singing his guts out. he blew me away! jaces voice is amazing and to me. a huge part of whats going on in australian music. so its with open arms we welcome him to first light. staub comes back on wax for a third episode. following the no name policy from the parties which started 5 years ago in it is time again for unknown artist to shine. this new ep sees the shy producer appearing on 4 tracks of pristine techno. a1 is an atmospheric trip while a2 is more brutal. on the b side it is going weirder and darker. we think unknown artist tries to craft interesting techno cuts and that he loves variety. that it is the idea behind staub since its beginnings. it does not matter whether you are a newcomer or lady gaga. what matters is the quality of the music. this is what was again aimed with this third record.
bristol native borais latest offering on nyc-based label discovery recordings is a welcome breath of summer air. a wildly diverse talent shines through boris body of work. ive had quite a day too is the greatest glimpse of his sunny side so far. soak up these songs as winter retreats and we move the party outdoors again.
those wizards of digging psychemagik doing the business once again. hot on the heels of last year s monstrous gotta hold on me / wildman they re letting folks know that they were still out there searching in the darkest recesses of the last 40+ years of popular and unpopular music. and boy oh boy are they good at it! the trip lives up to it s name. the track kicks off with some ultra beefed up psychedelic shenanigans. swirling. cacophonous sounds whirl and sweep and gradually drag us into the holographic tunnel. gradually giving way to some heavyweight drums and percussions and unfurling into a muscular psych-discoid beast. this one will send the kids crazy and will undoubtedly cause some damage in the club. both sonically and mentally. but what is the original? we hear you say... answers on a postcard please. sisters of the moon on the flip-side is a very different animal - all laid back. laconic steel-guitars and thundering slo-mo drums and percussion. the dark side of a rural witchcraft dream exposed here. almost menacing... and then? those vocals spring out of the mix amidst the throbbing sexually charged atmosphere and drag us back into the realm of near reality with sultry moans and groans. this one s woozy alright. but in the best possible way. so wrong. it s right and possibly the natural soundtrack to too many of those strange shots that that guy in the weird hat gave us earlier when we entered that country pub. what guy? i hear you ask.... ultimate freak-disco and deepest druid funk for the discerning and psychedelically inclined record consumer.
optimo trax reaches no. 33. the final number in the series (although reserving the right to return at some point). the last release is a 3 track ep from montreal’s solitary dancer that ends the label’s run with a distinctly non 4/4 feel. we asked solitary dancer to say a few words about this ep to which they responded with
- -recordings inspired by archetypes existing within a hypothetical matriarchal society and how that may pertain to our present day reality.”
FIRST LIGHT: VOLUME 1 (COMPILED BY CC:DISCO!) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
the inimitable cc:disco! has partnered with hyped underground label soothsayer to curate the first in a collaborative series of compilations entitled first light. soothsayer presents first light: volume 1 compiled by cc:disco! is due for release in february 2018 on vinyl
four tracks of ny-flavoured boogie and house goodness - quality is the key word from copenhagen based music for dreams and here is another home run. willie graff splits his year between dj residencies in new york and ibiza. in this new outing with studio partner darren eboli. the influence is. as the title suggests. clearly ny-based. over only four tracks. the pair manage to craft a stunningly comprehensive exploration of the essential elements of dance music. opening track -love flight- staggers into a lush string-driven groove that recalls the glory of metro area meets wally badarou vibes. minimal yet playful. it lounges somewhere in the depths of the house tradition. calling on familiar sounds while throwing in odd details along the way (harmonicas?). it takes both skill. devotion and a sense of humor to pull this track off. making for a strong opening. -moon tan- lingers on a metallic hook that drags you into a plethora of percussion followed by a rubbery soft baseline. dubby key work would suggest this was a new wave band jamming at compass point. while the icy chill of the xylophone transports you into 80s italo territory. -second sun- pulls out the bag of boogie tricks. relying on a firm but humble baseline and smattering drum machine claps. nile rodgers-style guitar licks guide us onwards into a well-orchestrated jam that builds up and breaks down with perfect timing while dreamy chords reach for the sky. -first light- keeps the groove tight while dipping over towards more balearic temperatures. steeped in a watery atmosphere and gentle organic percussion. it focuses in on a trance-inducing arpeggio that lulls you in to the swaying badarou-style synth swirls that intercept it.
milan. italy. 1983. in the midst of the 80s economic boom. which gave an injection of optimism after the heavily political 70s. a group of young local musicians meet every night in a basement to rehearse and record a peculiar breed of italian disco music. originated from the ashes of various other projects. and rooted in the broader jazz-funk tradition. the group creates music which is equally inspired by contemporary fusion as well as by the first wave of the italo-disco sound. over approximately 3 years the band has recorded and played live. until the dismantling of the project towards the mid 80 s. fast forward 35 years and the genuinely mediterranean flavor of qvark s demo recordings are still enjoyable. both for the actual resurgence of the italian disco tradition and for the groovy quirkiness of a project which has been too long forgotten. after an intense work of audio restoration of such tapes. heavily affected by time. early sounds is pleased to present a compilation which is an important find to define the sound of late 70 s and early 80 s italian club sound.-
paper recordings ben davis takes off his flash atkins cape and mask to launch a new project exploring things left of centre and balearic. in these disposable times. stubb will celebrate community and diy with a limited run of 300 vinyl screen-printed kraft card sleeves of commissioned illustrations by artist rachel johns plus hand-drawn labels by hebden bridge s the egg factory. we are launching is a journey in to psychedelic balearia with one of the most exciting artists of recent years. jane weaver her mercury music prize long-listed album modern kosmology was described by the guardian as -a lean and thrillingly addictive slice of unearthly pop-. the stubb collaboration is a sublime head trip to the deep reaches of space and electronica with hallucinatory guitars. burbling synths and arpeggiators that are beautifully set off by jane s ethereal vocals. mike lindsay is founder and producer of folktronica pioneers tunng and his distinctive tones sing the praises of doing nothing on boring days. which is psychedelic leftfield pop at its finest. the track is locked down by a nagging fifth bass with vocal pops. hand claps. muted afro guitar. washed synths and arps that build before the choruses hit in a wave of analogue keyboards and fuzz guitar. after that. a gloriously stretched outro takes you straight to the mediterranean. there s also an edited instrumental that brings out the sunshine...
dimensions recordings fifth release sees the label step into the world of the long player with istanbul native. kerem akdag s self-titled debut album. kerem has already been winning fans of the ilk of gilles peterson through his previous output of dusty house and tripped out beats in the last few years. and of course via his getdownsoclose offering on dimensions debut release. his debut album however. sees kerem deliver a mature piece of work. bright and timeless. equally effective in the club as it is at home and brimming with ideas. hooks and must have songs. across eight tracks kerem demonstrates a breadth of skills that most artists would work a lifetime to achieve. from the stepping beats of when i think of you to his subtle vocal layers on isolated and from the woozy beach vibes of sultan to the squelching. rasping synths of unite it s clear that there s very little that s outside of kerem s arsenal. the album rounds out fittingly with drums please. which perfectly displays kerem s jazz tendencies. a slow grooving track whose crescendo of stabs and drums create a song that s more powerful than its parts. kerem akdag s debut album clearly sets out the stall for a man who has a lot to say and has the capability to say it loud!listen up! pressed on clear vinyl with a metallic sticker insert.
a leftfield haven. happy at home on the fringe where boundaries blur and textures intertwine. it was only a matter of time before jennifer cardini and noura labbanis dischi autunno imprint featured the bewitching sounds of mehmet aslan. following outstanding documents from dollkraut and the magic ray. berlin-based swiss-turk mehmet makes his label debut with four singular works of art. alysha takes the lead 22nd century desert funk with sand storm atmospheres. mushroom clouds of slide guitar and a hefty dose of blues. it sets us perfectly for the rest of the ep. elsewhere were sucked deep inside the dream machine in slo-mo as beasts lollops and thumps with warped insistency. we have the stately swampy cosmic stomps and trippy breakdown surprise of exotica before a collaboration with uk kindred spirit jonny rock closes the show with a sense-blurring psychedelic tagine of interlaced hooks and the tangiest riff this side of istanbul. beguiling business as always from dischi autunno.
copenhagen s tartelet is returning to their roots with a dancefloor-focused ep. pizza trance. from dirk 81—a.k.a label head emil m. nyholm. having previously dropped a slew of tracks as muff deep and ctepeo 57 (with max graef). the dj and producer is blessing the universe with three cuts of dancefloor heaven under a new moniker lifted from his days tagging concrete walls in the 90s. influences draw everywhere from disco. to african hi-life. dub. underworld. a few old trance records. and timeless house music.
recorded over a year in berlin and copenhagen. the record kicks off with -m.f.c-. a disco-afro-house hybrid oozing with roland jupiter 6 keys and some funky drums processed on old equipment from the former ussr. the b-side spreads things deep and delicious with -pizza trance (main mix).- a euphoric serving of sounds that substitutes pepperonis and pineapples for glittering sequencers and a bangin bass drum.
the ep s closer tastes like a bit of both. mixing up some more acid sounds into the recipe for a retro-sounding house track. it s another tasty delight from the label that will fulfil any and all late-night cravings. especially if you fiend for neapolitan pizza.. leave room for seconds.
following the adelaide electro sounds of furious franks magic mountain ep. ken oath returns with an eye-opening survey of modern ambient music along australias coast. breathing space is the intermingling of organic and synthetic textures lyrical birdsong and field recordings that evoke the immense natural beauty of australia alongside blissful pads and synthesizers that echo the calming waves from lazy days spent by the beach. with contributions from ken oath alumni donalds house and angophoras max santilli alongside 9 other hand-picked australian artists. these meditations on antipod
phantasm is a new vinyl label and collaboration between amsterdam s sinchi collective and the much-admired night noise outlet. based in geneva. it kicks off with a strong ep from the soviet union aka richard baldwin. including classy remixes from sinchi themselves and in flagranti. baldwin has a signature style that is cinematic and synth heavy and has been formed over the last decade plus. a fine dj. experienced promoter and self-confessed addict of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. richard pulls his influences from early electronica. 80s film-scores. and shades of techno right up to the present day. this track was first written on a cold evening in december 2010 using a roland tr707 and jx8p synth. after collaborating with his songwriting partner the track was given a haunting vocal and released as the disappearance of becky sharp . while the original remained on baldwin s soundcloud and got id requests from all over the world. 7 years later it comes back to life in the form of its original instrumental. with a 2017 rework. plus remixes by sinchi and in flagranti.
as a further addition to last years seminal chmmr debut album heres 2 smashing bonus tracks and and a noteworthy remix by thomas. time to check out the album again. niceness for the cold weeks to come and likewise to dig into the new prins thomas diskomiks. de- and re- constructed by the gentleman that got our little label empire started is otherwise known as the rightful principe del norte!
italoconnection is back on bordello with a remix ep of the song humanize . which appeared on their critically acclaimed metropoli album in 2017. accompanied with the beautiful voice of francesca gastaldi an all-star team of producers got on remix duties. on top a bonus track with a new version of neon disco by the king of the cut!
abandon all expectations ye who enter here. other lands (previous. druid-like incantations on firec015 mac-talla nan creag) got you covered with a truly compelling assortment of jazz snaz and post-armaggedon cosmo-disco oddities. occupying the space between alien-revisited exotica. classic jacking house workouts and a boc chromakey dreamcoat kinda vibe. seemingly elusive at first but definitely familiar to the ears of uncool survivors like you and i. one thing s sure. other lands could throw a balearic party at one of berghain s most secret leather-friendly backrooms that it wouldn t feel out of place. never mind the weird. inverse sun-tan lines.
distant hawaii punts the summer long into the autumn grass with an uplifting. spirit-dancing. soul-sparkling ep from fast-rising newcomer dj different.
coasting off of the back of releases for 1Ø pills mate and mood of the era. dj different grabs the bull by the horns for this one with some coarsely slabbed house samplin’ rubbing up against scuffed drum work. luscious chords and steady swirling deepness.
ilija rudman presents andre espeut tears to sound featuring ron trent mix over the last decade and a half. ilija rudman has been responsible for many high quality releases. delivering distinctly warm. sun-kissed. analogue-rich material on labels including bearfunk. instruments of rapture. compost . 20/20 vision. electric minds. is it balearic recordings. rong music . classic music company and of course. his own red music imprint.
this album is a 80’s movies musical trip.
start the journey to “mind enhanced waves” musical vision with this first volume and finish it with the second volume which will be released in 2018.
influenced by early progressive synth rock. hard rock guitars. and minimal electronical synthy ambient with heavy beats.
spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten californian duo morrison kincannon. rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter. norman morrison... with only a handful of sought-after private press 7” singles to their name. morrison kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. yet norman morrison and terry kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early ‘80s. desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. now. at last. their time has finally come.
luciano e valerio. giacomo e michele: odeon are the union of two couples of roman brothers who are not easily defined. take the mellow melodies of talk talk and the celestial guitar riffs of cocteau twins bound together with some heavy goblin-inspired bassline and youll be close to picturing odeons signature sound. drawing from ‘70 italian b-movies soundtracks. psychedelic rock and early 80s new wave. and combining analog synths. dreamy guitars. melancholy vocoder and drum machine-driven percussion. odeon put together a debut album that sounds fresh and classic at the same time. ethereal and mesmerizing. galaxies is the perfect soundtrack for a sonic journey through dying stars and forbidden planets.
toulouse zum zum zum cassaird dj. bright bibliothek. neu wave anthem. la kassette secrets. arrakis dubbing. demo-crazzzzy. emporer drumming. six killerbomben-experimentz. merci marine. bruits de la passion merci. vive la panzer peoples !!
the music of giuseppe leonardi moves through the brain in psychedelic and playful ways. young giuseppe prepared his shamanic amalgamation of percussion. athmosperes and synth patterns some summers ago in the catacombs of vienna. machine sounds from a glittering future. he shifts his instruments out of the timezone and takes us on a trip in his cosy dinghy. tracks like maga and invitro are moving the dancefloor towards a cosmic universe
montreal-based outdoor enthusiast unknown mobile offers up his debut on normals welcome with this 12inch full of gentle hand drums and wavy melodies. percussion guides the way through levels of airy pads and catchy synth lines on 3 solo cuts. his dancefloor sensibilities then interlock with vancouver s amiable big zen for a spaced-out collaborative track on the b side.
good company records & motor works is proud to present gcr008. a custom soundtrack for their latest luxury offering. designed and built by local rev-head. james ireland and styled by the mysterious ginoli. from fine-tuned machine funk (wild hall) through blacktop beatdown (carma). dub this bespoke vinyl to cassette (with our compliments) and chart a course from the garage of your mind to the freeways of detroit. via the back streets of london. flip the sun visor for cannoli. ride slow to tek g. turn down the erstwhile. eponymous untitled while you look for the right address. then pull up alongside the newest models from your favourite marques. skrrrrrrt!
growing bin burst into 2018 with a bang. crash and symbol splash. uniting a premier pair of per-cussion obsessives for a supernatural mission into the heart of the rhythm. dressed in the pitch black of dü.sseldorf stands wolf mü.ller. master of the tropical drums and seven time salon des amateur breakdance champion. repping cologne and berlin is niklas wandt. germany’s funkiest drummer and a mixed musical artist as adept in experimental jazz as demen- ted euro dance. standing toe to toe in a no holds barred. no drum unstruck groove contest. these two titans will make you swing your pants like a crash bandicoot victory dance... so stretch out and step in to ‚instrumentalmusik von der mitte der world
scott gilmore returns to international feel with another day. following on from his mini-masterpiece last year. the la musician confidently delivers four new tracks. combining elements of 70s underground psychedelia. kosmische. and library music his music? has the distinct air of something you might find in a dusty corner of someones garage (pitchfork).
milan s brioski returns to slow motion for his first sole record following his appearance on the italian dance wave compilation. onertolati is four tracks of tweaked-out disco madness. off-kilter rhythms and electronic brain flutters. it s kind of like being stuck inside a particularly sexy ecg machine. one of the heads and the dancers.
temperatures are dropping and we re all feeling the effects. bordello a parigi is letting the cold winds of the north swirl inside its doors with russia s volta cab bringing a fresh 2lp to the table. a spread of influences come together for the eleven tracks of rise again. take -emerald s phantasy-. a piece built on layers of percussion that blends elements of disco with notes of techno. -dark room- is a different affair. arctic chords are cut with electro and distant vocals for an unsettling treat. -kruger- stomps to a terse beat before lush pads bloom in a work that builds to dizzying peaks. warm blasts balance these colder moments. the rich grooves of -savage fury-. the floor filling funk of -board scandinavia- and the removed romance of -sweet exorcist- all show another shade to the volta cab sound and of course there s more. rise again is an audio collection of vibrant colours and hues. tracks pitch from icy blues to autumnal ambers and fiery reds. a musical kaleidoscope that stretches across a spectrum of styles.
this split lp compiles the output of two closely related bands from. as suggested by the title. the hot. humid and (at the time) socially isolated city of brisbane. australia – an unlikely location for synth-pop and new wave music during the 1980s. prod & the moonbaby were a high school duo experimenting with tape loops. cheap electronics and primitive sampling.. the result is certainly lo-fi. light-hearted and naive. but also charming and the music belies the young age of the musicians. ash in october was in many ways a logical progression of prod & the moonbaby and shared some of the same personnel. but also added some new wave influence through extra instrumentation and more serious. considered lyrics. most of these tracks have never been heard before outside a handful of self-distributed tapes and this compilation was compiled over several years by the artists in collaboration with hysteric and nick mariano (crispy nuggets).
cosmic handshakes sees the pairing of 2 extremely talented detroit natives - blair french & todd modes - who take elements of disco. techno. jazz. house. afrobeat. latin music. dub and electronics and filter them through their own unique view of dance music. steeped in soul. live instrumentation. sampling and analogous alchemical studio processes. french & modes give us an exhilarating and fresh take on the deepest smoked out. after hours sounds of the city of detroit. in the mist is the duo s second release. following on from 2013 s the delicate details . released on the m1 sessions imprint. the last 2-3 years has seen the pair individually release music on a plethora of varied and esteemed global labels such as fit sounds. claremont 56. rocksteady discos and more. we at gghq are very excited to finally share with the world what we feel is hands down one of our favourite releases yet. a compelling body of work from front to back. the tracks on in the mist work perfectly as a self contained home listener. or as we ve found. just as well on a darkened dancefloor. leaving the choice up to you. the listener.
KOSMORAMA DISCO VOL. 1 SOUNDS FROM AN IMAGINARY CLUB EP
12" Vinyl NL02.02.18
kosmoramadisco vol. 1 is the first of a series of compilations that kosmoramadisco label wants to release from this year to the near future. the vol. 1 shows a sampler of few of the first tracks produced by different electronic artists. the label presents a wide range of electronic styles all with a spaceship common ground. from italo to dark disco and slow mo all wrapped in club dancing format.
wow! super dynamische synthie getriebene nummer. wächst mit jedem play. „desert“ hat es nicht minder in sich: slo-mo disco für die nacht ohne ende. enzo elia vom gabba sound system wie vom anderen stern. das artwork wurde. wie bei allen compost disco 12”s – von benjamin röder (charlie. spectacle) design
for the second in its new special collector series. music for dreams has asked long-time friend of the label moonboots to pick out a selection of songs with the power to encapsulate moods of calm and moments of contemplation. the result is the exquisite “moments in time” moonboots has been a fixture of the manchester scene since the balearic boom in the late 80s. he runs the prolific vinyl label aficionado recordings together with fellow dj jason boardman. a project that started out as a sunday club night. since 2012. they’ve dished out more than a handful of 12” releases with an ever-surprising selection of underground acts at the fringes of what might be called balearic.
fruit merchant launches. straight outta northside mancunia and fresh with the city’s diy spirit - a brand new musical venture from hidden spheres.
for the inaugural release. regular to lobster theremin. rhythm section and distant hawaii. hidden spheres introduces the sonic flora of his enchanted new world by way of “wonders of the rainforest”. an ep that both details the multifaceted skills of one of mcr s most treasured recent upstarts whilst paying tribute to an environment that. although a million miles away from our concrete jungle. seems more relevant than ever due to the impending threat of climate change and our critical-level resource drain.
will saul and tee mango continue the primitive trust ep series with their third release. little love ep is a blissful 3 track package featuring a floorplan remix. little love builds warm harmonies driven by syncopated bass grooves whilst tee mangos dub of tejon heads for the sun with radiant. shuffling chords. for the remix. floorplan delivers unrestrained rapture on a peak time roller full of cathartic vocal bursts.
your 5 day holiday is coming to a heartbreaking end on the magnifique isle of paradiso. as you wait on the pier for your last rendez vous with that special someone. your holiday romance is nowhere to be seen. all that’s left is the memory of shared cherry vanilla slushies. inflatable flamingo races. and the vibes…
these vibes have been conveniently pressed onto the latest slab of wax by your friends at childsplay to remedy your post summer-luv blues.
don’t let autumn get you down. get down to manuel instead.
if youre familiar with public release’s sibling. face. a series of parties. you’ll already know that jee day. né dennis mcnany. has been in the bay area label’s orbit for some time as half of the dfa act museum of love. he joined the inner circle years ago. here. with amot herga laxy. he makes his bold debut on public release itself. the single begins with “crocodile tears.” an abstract. impressionistic tapestry of african rhythms. meditative synth washes. vangelis-esque horns and pads. it recedes and jee day plunges deeper into the jungle with communication masterbation. a propulsive number built around a psychedelic. droney bass that’s wrapped with gritty. distorted effects and layers of topline keyboard licks stacked high. a raw club track cut from transcendentalist cloth thatll lift you off the dance floor. the b-side is a dub of communication masterbation. with an emphasis being placed on pulling out. unraveling. extending the rhythmic elements and emphasizing the electronic veil the piece is shrouded in. a trancey. menacing sprawl that could be an extended sonic youth live jam if they swapped their stringed instruments for roland and korg gear and dusted the whole thing in an unknown psychoactive slime.
06am contains three turkish and one fake turkish edit. they sound quite traditional but they all have a psychedelic electronic or percussive edge which makes them worth stretching a bit. afrobot presents two edits of quite under the radar folky tracks. matt moroder delivered a pretty unknown sexy disco slow burner and the fourth track is an instrumental oriental sounding break beat rock track. which is actually from germany. like the mysterious potentiometer himself. hand stamped artwork by frank koedood.
most welcome to a world of handdrums and synthezisers. spacious present is the second release by mount analogue on sunken rock. a four track ep both suited for the livingroom and the evening at the club. wrapped up in a screenprinted cover for your delight.
raf reza s debut 12 inch ep proto is a modern inflection of electro boogie and is the second release from cosmic resonance records. raf’s studio productions mirror the multifaceted nature of his dj sets. he draws melodic and rhythmic considerations from a broad range of dance music both old and new to create contemporary club music with compositional appeal.
hemingway s debut ep on cosmic resonance records is a musical memoir. the sounds you’ll hear are drawn from projects created as far back as 2011 and as recently as 2017. the music has evolved over the years. from yacht-funk playfulness to the exploration of cosmic jazz. one constant throughout. though. has been a reverence and love for the dance floor and dance music culture. to bring this broad spectrum of musical creativity together. hemingway enlisted the help of his longtime friend (and now label-mate). chris evans. to weave improvised guitar unicorns (guitarnicorns) throughout. the result is an album that fuses jazz. funk. disco. balearica. pysch-rock and amazonian spirituality into a cosmically resonant vibe.
it s been a while since marcello giordani last release. now the man who powerfully relaunch the italo sound in 2008 with the acclaimed blog italo deviance is back on the scene after 2 years of hard work and research into the deepest and obscure italo sound. this 6 tracks lp travel through again into the unique sound of the early 80 s italo disco built with spacey analog sounds. some cheesy atmospheres and a touch of primitive trance chords. marcello s taste is very clear and specific when we speak about electronic disco and this lp is totally inspired by artists like farina/rago. sangy. alexander robotnick. alessandro novaga. doris norton and also from his experience collecting and playing this shit during the last 20 years.
if you want to give a name to the style of this lp. call it -organic italo-.
kalahari oyster cult proudly welcomes south italian cosmic rhythm label co-runner rhythm of paradise. features 3 version of the title track and a remix from the man cosmic garden! dive into the cosmic kalahari celebrating the amsterdam – bari connexion.
SPACE GLIDE/ WEREWOLF INVASION (7 INCH)(VINYL ONLY)
7" Vinyl UK22.01.18
eddie cs red motorbike rides again. space glide chops unheard wrong-tempo cosmic funk into a 4 minute mouthful of slippery dubwise underwater dancing while werewolf invasion takes us to an out-of-the-way leather disco in eastern europe by motorbike. only to find the club rammed with thirsty man-beasts half cosmonaut half wolf. another keeper. hand-stamped. 7inch vinyl only business
crossing borders of different genres & cultural spheres. yor kultura delivers a superb ep on the magic movement. once again the three rotterdam based producers and djs danny. raymon and kris impress with their very own cozmik blend of tribal music. house and downbeat. on the lotus ep. yor kultura reveals a more melodic side of their musical realm. gritty synth lines. strong percussion work and rolling basses invoke the spirits of places not yet discovered. mysterious vocal samples sing the blues on this journey through various psychedelic worlds. the sultan of hamam swing mehmet aslan. crafts a sublime version of willow on b2. giving a turkish twist by adding extra guitars and percussion. 33 & 45rpm playback is tested and highly recommended.
new and unknown sent in sound gets into the trendy spirit of selecting choice tracks and committing them to a 12 inch piece of wax. the tracks take on a sky ward direction on newly christened point loma (us). if you re one of the extinct deejays who play 8 hour plus sets. start your journey before spreading your wings on the next booking with doving on side a by benaji lattu. settle into the booth. hit the loo and sequence the next movement while the lengthy and heavenly track serves its purpose. a convocation for the ceremony ahead. while blessing the entering congregation. you ll have the perfect tune to bring the room back down gently to reality at night s end with skylover tea by tinopiras on side b. it s the fragrant sandalwood for the glowing sangha as it exits the guru temple also known as your party.
mother of mars is the latest evolution of vito & druzzi. two new yorkers who have provided the 21st century with some of its most innovative dance music. the duo first came to fame as the rhythmic backbone of the rapture. nyc pioneers who found global fame with their angular post-punk and howling disco. since then vito & druzzi have had a prolific career as remixers and producers. producing leftfield disco killers for a range of labels including warp and throne of blood. seed 2 sky their first release as mother of mars sees the duo fuse live krautrock drums with pulsating synth loops. creating two epics of space and rhythm that owe a debt to 70s kosmische pioneers like tangerine dream.
just in time to warm up your winter. hell yeah revisit the peerless recent tsuki album from ambient and balearic masters tempelhof & gigi masin. two tracks from the album are included on this new package. as well as a remix from jex opolis. trancendental and dreamy drums characterise the new age corner song. which is the sound of laying back on a boat and bobbing up and down on gentle seas at sunrise. its organic and soothing to the max. the other original is flying man. a suspensory film that feels like floating amongst the clouds on a humid afternoon. wordless vocals add a heavenly feel to the lush and all encompassing chords and pads and nothing sounds sweeter than being lost in this one. it is corner song that gets remixed by good timin and running back man jex opolis. famous for his disco infused synth pop sound he is a master of his own musical world. his version is eight minutes of laid-back tropicalia. slowly churning drums and knotted funk-bass prop it up as an eco-system of pops. clicks and hits add to the steamy and sensuous groove. it s grown up disco for cocktails on the terrace and will have you hugging anyone in earshot. support by calm. lexx. leo mas. apiento. zambon. max essa. kito jempere. buena onda djs. balearic gabba sound system.
two spontaneous recordings made by mystic jungle and rico milord during an hot midsummer night at west hill studio (camaldoli. naples). lo-fi reverbered analog cheap drums. fm synthesizer. electric bass and lazy guitar movements amplified in a vintage space echo.
for the second release of 2017 macadam mambo is launching a special compilation of adjustments made by friends and members of the label (kilian krings. sneaker/dunkeltier. obermannkind. panoptique. mori ra. shiny boots. misha geylen. smagghe & cross. guillaume des bois. johan ressle..). mostly very obscure tracks in sacha’s « metalic vibe ». from post-punk to synth-pop. experimental and more… big up to artist khwezi strydom’s painting from lyon for the artwork !!
with time spent away developing his studio. methods of mixing. as well as acquiring a small stash of new hardware. the resulting ep - inspired by recent travels to south east asia - effuses all these elements and passions together with that signature raw m.t. knack for organic percussion. heavily washed synths and pulsating rhythms.
it has become a tradition for the maghreban to make records commemorating the passing of cats he knew and loved. one of these tracks is for martha.one of the tracks someone said sounded like too many pots and pans. the other one he made using elka x705 organ sounds. it s a shame that these tracks together make for such a tepid. middling. unremarkable record. not his best work by any stretch. perhaps there is different music around the corner.
05am contains two bollywood bangers. loudly pressed – each on a 45rpm side of the record. afrobot s cut is a raw and fast percussive acid track. just wait till that 303 comes in. indians already knew in 83 what to do with that machine. for the other side thee j johanz. big bollywood expert and collector. delivered an edit that could be considered the bollywood answer to yali yali. that jesus christ super star theme in a funky bolly disco version. updated for nowadays club systems.
frank koedood drew us a monkey this time!
bordello a parigi has just returned from a fruitful expedition to russia to secure a four tracker from st petersburg synthesizer playboy kito jempere. super sax sounds is a rich and varied expression from an artist who has explored a spread of sounds during his career. the a-side is the product of one diverse machine. the yamaha qy-70. -bueller s dance- gets the show on the road with latin showband flare. the opener brims with cruising notes. crisp claps and smooth bass. a track guaranteed to put a smile on any face. moods change with the tear stained chords of -space commercial-. a superbly subtle work of joy and heartbreak. a colder wind permeates the flip as a cinematic and sinister element enters. toms and snares support the descending bars of -atmosphere-. a track where tropical dreams cloud into despair. those dreams are purged by -tomohawk-. a dark prowler who stalks with a maniacal glint and menacing intent. an audio feast care of kito jempere.
dj rocca s second outing on slow motion see s the italian disco-maestro take a dive deep into the bubbling waters of an undersea world that fizzes and pops with synthetic swagger. following his recent releases on codek and long time collaboration with daniele baldelli. moaning is four tracks of playful circuit-funk that will bring a smile to your face and swing to your feet.
brazilian master teddy mike presents his new album -on point-. 8 tracks 100% pure old school 80 s funk. fast-pace bass lines. sensuous melodies and sexy drum machines will delight all the funk freak heads around.
RED ATLANTIC EP ( AUTARKIC. COSMO VITELLI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK12.12.17
having made his debut on throne of blood as a contributor to moon rock volume 4. cass. returns to the label with a blissed out 12” that builds upon the low-slung atmospheres of his recent output on emotional response and international feel (in collaboration with jan schulte) to create a heady and modern sound influenced by both balearic and 80’s pop sonics without every losing sight of the dance.
there are tracks that only deploy their full meaning when pumping through the speakers of a dark club. to give shelter to the latter. hivern kick starts a new series of vinyl-only splits dedicated to club-ready cuts by artists in our orbit. to launch the series. we count with both a well-known hivern stalwart and a new addition to the label. side a is dedicated to cel avall . a track that has been hidden in marc pinol s vaults for way too many years. with it s slow pace and direct but hypnotic feel. it sounds as if one of the pioneers of the first wave of chicago house had spent a night dancing to danielle baldelli at the cosmic club. in the b-side. aurora 2 . by norwegian producer charlotte bendiks. also has something of the rawness and minimalism of the first chicago sound. a perpetually fresh energy that. combined with her nonchalant vocal phrasings. provides the track with her distinctive blend of darkness. sensuality and cheekiness. the visual concept of the series has been developed by london based design studio dr.me
hell yeah s next vinyl ep is a first solo release since 2012 from the vendetta suite aka belfasts gary irwin. it features six tracks all handpicked by label boss marco from vast unreleased vaults that have already been played by david holmes and andrew weatherall. and it comes with a great backstory
dusk & dawn is private agenda s most conceptual work to date. sat at a grand piano. the pair composed two nocturnes over the course of twelve moonlit hours. chronicling the allure and mystique of the night. building on an emotive pop foundation. developed over releases on international feel and their own nightshift imprint. dusk & dawn is a deeper sonic exploration that pays closer attention to ambience and sound design. dusk is an enchanting take on new wave pop. referencing talk talk and early simple minds. a drum machine beats a half-time groove while a dusty but characterful synthesizer pulls the track towards it s cathartic dream-pop apex. dawn draws on contemporaries like imaginary softwoods and croatian amor. bringing the listener down to earth into lucidity. beautiful arpeggios soar over reverse guitars. wistful lyricism is coupled with detailed ambience. a blissful meditation to ease you into the day. remixes come from faze action. ron basejam and ian blevins who all add their deft to touch to dawn and offer up flavors from different corners of the dance floor to this adriatic / balearic influenced piece of music.
roberto aglieri is a noted italian flutist and composer. and his 1987 album ragapadani stands as one of his finest achievements. archeo recordings are ever hip to the finest treasures hidden away in the folds of esoteric music. italian or otherwise. and have done a great service in reissuing the album so that it might reach a wider audience. on this limited white marble edition of the album. aglieri s flute sounds haunting and evocative over the range of delicate synth treatments. largely orbiting the minimal realm but with a naive charm that makes the music wholly accessible at the same time. soothing. thoughtfully crafted music for tender times.
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.
is it balearic? started the uber sublabel up a few years ago. but 2017 has undoubtedly been the strongest year so far for the imprint. following excellent stints from serene. wawawiwas and bonnie & klein. max manetti makes a debut appearance with a self-titled ep loaded with just the kind of slick. instrument-led island grooves we ve come to expect from the uber stamp. from the dense tropical trip of -jungle prayer- to the laconic guitar licks of -dub macumba-. the cyclical mysticism of -changuinola- on to -garrison- with its considered piano chops and stiff breaks. this is an ep of proficient musicianship and eclectic funk for all manner of situations.
aa single from behind this wall. from london to the world.
abuja 336 is a collective led by bow-based vocalist jim caesar. violet hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at villa lena. tuscany.
sega & chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown. catch the ‘night elm on mare st’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.
mixed at rushes studios in bethnal green. mastering by frank at the carvery.
artwork by david at shutupandance. illustration on aa by louie issaman-jones.
after the world applauded sascha funke for his latest album lotos land. he gave away some tunes to friends for remix duties. düsseldorf based tolouse low trax formed twirl into a foggy dark mpc-seducer for romantic nighthawks that love dancing. also australian boy dreems prepared a remix that grooves odd and uncommon. his percussive version of im feiern und feuer is a slow whirlwind. perfect to start and end a great dj night. with tuff city kids a duo formed a remix that is good for big room love affairs. their version of purple hill is a heartfelt melange between trance and house deepness that works on any dance floor. the final edit comes from glasgows junto club. who transformed comola. a tune that they already produced originally with sascha funke. into a longing dark melodic synth stepper. four versions. four hits. four atmospheric dimensions beyond words. tune it loud!
who is der opium queen? a royalty in the locality. but unknown to the masses. makes a wave to everyone for the first time with his 12” “in the clouds”. here you can find hot and humid tracks coming straight from the tschungle. then chopped and transported straight to the turntable.
bonnie & klein can often be found cruising round labels like music for dreams and leng. imparting tender touches of balearic finery for those who like to cruise on the slinkiest of 80s flavoured jams. they re on cracking form for this return to uber. kicking off with the sultry -tones of ballad-. which gets a subtle beefing up from drifts projects on the remix. -pretty lake- is the cut for those who want to achieve pure transcendental bliss by way of canned slap bass and sustained chords. and then -snowdrifts- finishes the ep off with a thoughtful piece shaped out by sweet piano and stirring strings.
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.
emotional response steps to summer 17 by welcoming with accompanying releases from out 2. evolved out of the brooklyn based lectric sands studio / label and featuring members of their own zoovox and mazing vids. this super-alumni is a perfect meeting for the label and us brotherhood. based around a longtime friendship. this slow-burner project is centered around the nyc life of one-time roommates. dj sparrers and just possibly the latter day duo behind the locks & ddm project that was released (semi-) anonymously in 2016. step out in to the (fluorescent) light.
no matter where the winds may blow. what storms may come or what pirates will do. the transatlantyk ship is still sailing. navigated for the last three years by zambon out of berlin. ultimately avoiding the shallow waters of the generic and constantly patrolling the seas in search of exciting sounds. after all that sailing the label just had to replenish its ranks with some fresh faces - those still capable of voyaging into the unknown. joining the crew is a young gun tamten. who by day serves as a vinyl pusher in warsaw s finest side one record store. what he does by night is not the matter of this short text. but we are sure he does a lot of it. hence his love for all things distant - from subaquatic pads and floating riffs. to new-age-y siren voices. otherworldly effects and percussion drenched in reverb.Â there is a lot of similarly distant. sun-bleached material on this five tracker. full of a druggy and hippy balearic feel. beautiful ambient jam przebudzenie is the stand out track. but znaki czasu is equally as good with its simple. yet memorable melody. reminding of dawns and sunsets on some god forsaken beach. sultry deepness of nieznajoma is followed by enchanting digital exotica of wyrocznia and wavey trip-hop cut po burzy . overall its one of the strongest eps that transatlantyk managed to co-opt into its growing catalogue. definitely one for the dreamers.
eleased by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space. sky girl is enriched with artwork from perks and mini mutant misha hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of ivan smagghe. australian import 2lp. released by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space (sky girl. etc) - all exclusive tracks! scratching the surface of australia’s independent electronic massive. butter sessions and noise in my head finally compile the second volume of domestic documents. featuring all exclusive tracks. perth godfather ewan jansen joins new wa blood phil stroud and senate. respectively making hectic percussion tracks and hell bent techno. as newcastle transplant roman nails emerges with his squelching one take tape experiments. meanwhile in melbourne. fia fiell’s ambient mind maze and butter sessions alumni booshank target the cerebral cortex. hotrod goes full turbo and live/dj wingmen miris and norachi share the same side of their vinyl debuts (alongside the freakishly underrated colours of infinity aka kloke). kangaroo skull and cale sexton fly the flag for temporal cast. the latter on a calming club collab with sleep d. liner notes from ivan smagghe and artwork from misha hollenbach (perks and mini) features many rarities reissued for the first time ever
per martinsen aka mental overdrive is one of norwegian dance musics founding fathers. alongside friends such as bjorn torske. biosphere. rune lindbaek and dj strangefruit. martinsen was integral in laying the foundations of norways now blossoming dance music scene during the late 1980s and early 90s. as a producer. he cut his teeth making house. techno and hardcore for belgian imprints ssr and r&s records at the turn of the 90s. he was a regular at the r&s studio in ghent. programming and mixing for other artists including joey beltram. since then. per has continued to produce and release quality electronic music. both under his mental overdrive alias (see releases on full pupp. smalltown supersound. rett i fletta and his own love od communications imprint). and as part of outfits such as frost (alongside his other half. aggie peterson) and illumination/ chilluminati. per is featured heavily in ben davis and pete jenkinsons documentary film chronicling the rise of norwegian dance music. ‘northern disco lights.
the ep saltamonte features 3 songs in new musical territory. possibly making associations with south american shamanism and connections to dance rituals through both strange and familiar sounds. acoustic and electronic. the duo keope is formed by the experienced. yet talented toni bruna and marcus rossknecht.
this release has 2 tracks from dawn again & rothmans. rothmans ant runs vinyl only rothmans label from liverpool and dawn again who has releases on wonder stories and porn wax as well as ant’s rothmans imprint.
nazare is a balearic house which has been left on the slo cooker all day. with a nagging baseline and lush pads a plenty. max essa takes us on a moody balearic tropical ride for his remix.
walpole is another slice of balearic house with a throbbing bassline and trips arms. this time the remix picks up the pace a little for a more dance floor. norwegian disco-esque groove from edsc’s very own neil diablo.
a true balearic classic. one of a handful of records that can comfortably boast this title. elkin & nelson’s 1979 classic jibaro sits in the canon of selections that enlightened the ears of the jet-set and globe trotting music fanatics in the heady and much storied years of the white isle in the 1980’s. the colombian brothers javier and leon marin velez brought their own rustic brand of folksy-rock-psychedelia to the listening public in 1974 with their debut lp angeles y demonios on columbia records. the brothers had relocated to spain. snared a major label deal and ran with it. the first of 3 lps it proved a big hit in later years with adventurous dj’s and selectors. a cult record you might say. of course. this lp featured jibaro in all it’s forms. but it is this 1986 reissue 12” promo pressing with its iconic. distinctive jacket that was the coveted slab sonic adventurers were seeking. fully sanctioned and legitimately remastered from the original sources and packaged in its original columbia promo sleeve jibaro is back on the shelves. still an incredible record that gets pulled by the most discerning selectors across the globe. a true classic. featured here in its long and short versions as per the ’86 release. absolute top-shelf stuff here. essential. must own and classic.
wldv returns to giallo disco with their unique brand of zombified splat-alo. four brand new tracks from the basque dj and producer taking in certified doom and club bangers alike. the decayed remnants of old churches. of countless unofficial dawn of the dead sequels. gore. disco pow(d)er. summer dresses soaked in blood. stop screaming. grab the fire axe baby! art by eric a. lee.
these songs were not born in the club. nor were they written by producers’ algorithms. so where did these hits come from? maybe from poolside changing rooms (aldona orł..owska is the polish champion in butterfly style swimming)? or maybe from opera singing lessons with professor olga olgina. the melodist born at the beginning of the 20th century in tsarist russia? she feels as good in performing on yachts as in beautiful churches. aldona marries the virtues of an opera singer and a disco star. she creates together with her husband. an outstanding instrumentalist and unconventional producer. they don’t care about trends. they go where the music is. for a quarter of a century they’ve been splitting their lives between malmö and mallorca. swedish piano houses and beaches. aldona orł..owska.
emotional response continues its fifth year celebrations in welcoming two of the label s long held favourite artists jefre cantu ledesma and alexis georgopoulos coming together perfectly for an album of laconic story-telling and atmospherics