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.
this time it’s about a best possible quality re-release of the christian bruhn soundtrack for the japanese anime series -captain future-. as -thank-you- for your contribution you’ll get a limited edition blue & white coloured vinyl record set + a lot more dope stuff. fucking awesome... sooooooo collectible! - double lp - halfspeed mastered / dubbed by christian bruhn - 19 songs incl. 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks - gatefold cover colored vinyl
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.
it was 2010 when massimiliano pagliara and discodromo got together and started working on costellazione k78. it s finally time to reveal this piece of italo-cosmic beauty landing on cocktail d amore music. the spaceship starts off and a vocoder announces the destination. in the middle of the track there is an interference. is that a hole? oh right they are out of it! going higher, higher, higher through space-time. b side is taken by a dub version where drums play the main role. everything is condensing together, it feels like connection is lost, but the bass line comes in and takes control. destination reached, time to celebrate. thank you guys for the efxapella, we ll all do good use of it. greetings from planet earth!
BARRYS K/TUESDAY CLUB (FEAT MUSHROOMS PROJECT MIXES)
12" Vinyl UK14.09.18
craig christon and bonar bradberry team up as before christ for this essential slice of brooding party fuel, leading in with the trippy, otherworldly tones of barry s k. from the grinding pulse of the analogue bassline to the mystical keys, it s the consummate astral traveler for djs exploring the outer realms of the dancefloor. mushroom project gently rub more spaced out elements into the original, injecting a little light and letting the hits linger for longer in the ample space of their killer version. tuesday club finds before christ turning to a more sharp-edged rhythmic palette without losing the hypnotic qualities of their sound, before mushroom project return to lay down a rubbery 303 bassline that fits right in amongst the raw drum hits and dense fx processing.
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.
2018 repress .. emotional rescue and woo once again come together, this time to reissue their masterpiece, the previously cassette-only album into the heart of love. a joyous, uplifting ode to love in all its forms, the trials and tribulations and ultimately the triumphs are all encapsulted in woo s unique soundscapes. of all the myriad of released and unreleased woo recordings, into the heart of love is without a doubt their most complete and cohesive body of work. full of woos quirky analogue dub electronics, there is also a very english sense of folk. with more vocals then their other albums, the structure and softness of mood quintessentially comes from the mother isle.
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.
poolside began as a recording project in a converted los angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. surfacing first in the form of a youtube video for the catchy track do you believe? poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with djs like james murphy of lcd soundsystem, techno legend derrick may, and disco don todd terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. throughout 2011 poolside continued making waves with a sound called daytime disco through tracks like their cover of neil youngs harvest moon and original tunes. in 2012 poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks the rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called slow down as they prepared to release their debut album. that album, pacific standard time, was self-released in july of 2012. after the albums release, remixes for artists like matthew dear, little dragon and fools gold soon followed, as well as rehearsing and touring with a live band and doing dj sets around the world. as thoughts turned to a second album, poolside went on ice for a year to regroup, beginning to work in earnest on another album in the fall of 2016. while still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of pst, these sessions yielded the additions of up-tempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally more fleshed-out arrangements. poolside surprise released their second album heat in 2017. poolside have over 1.5 million monthly listeners on spotify and have fans all over the world. they are currently on tour as a live band.
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.
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.
coming out in late july from the man who brought you e ruscha v s -who are you- to great acclaim earlier this year is secret circuit s 2nd ep for invisible inc, the cryptically titled -out of body interiors-. featuring four exclusive new tracks of the acid drenched, dubbed out, tropical disco variety mr ruscha, as always, delivers a sonic palette you won t find on many other imprints: from the turbo-charged homage to early 90s bleep meets indie rave euphoria of stomping ground, through the chugging, motorik groove of crazy ways which sounds like it s blasting out full volume from a smoke-filled space patrol hovercar gone rogue then flipping over to side b and waking up in mali, andromeda in a haze of syncopated percussion, other-worldly guitar licks and a billion new synthetically generated sounds that you may strongly suspect you just imagined.....to finally the feather drop which brings entirely new meaning to the word deep and which fires technicolour sounds of profoundly immense variety at the synapses at a rate of knots not many other producers can keep up with as all the while the bass holds court and keeps things deep rooted and dub heavy. secret circuit (aka eddie ruscha v) has had a plethora of releases on an equally expansive plethora of labels under such names as the parels (lal lal lal), blasé (esp institute), food of the gods/laughing light of plenty (whatever we want), odd numbers ( no label), shadow kids (el diablo s social club) and of course as secret circuit (beats in space, emotional response and invisible, inc.)
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.
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.
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
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers, juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean, vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
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.
is it balearic? welcome the mellow charms of chris coco and camillo miranda to lay down an unusual paean to a prehistoric love with the truly breezy drifter dinosaur baby. while the tale might be a quirky one, the music is the real deal, all tumbling percussion locked into a slow, head-nodding groove, and this comes through even stronger on the 12inch dub. on the flip, rune lindbaek delivers a remix that fleshes the original out with laconic disco flourihes, and then luke solomons version injects a little housey energy into the make up with his usual flair for off-kilter party fuel.
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
fuego international is very proud to welcome automatic tasty aka jonny dillon in its worldwide roaster ! the fuego 003, coming under the name of -confessions of a recovering optimist- not only aims to be a solution to all your love issues or social neurosis, its also a well balanced record that will perfectly fits differents kinds of moods, from hi-nrg electro gem to sweet & melancholic song ! following his inspired outings on lunar disko, wrong island communication, sleepers, the infamous irish producer brings here an organic vibe of progressive love that all types of dancefloors in the world will need! cheerio!!
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.
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.
volume 2 of retakes of c cat trances unique post-punk meets world beat brings the collaboration between malka tuti and emotional rescue to a close. here again, the label s call in a selection of heads to re-envisage a modern vision of the music to present a perfect representation for today.
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.
the conjectural wedding band otto is expanding its organ soundtrack madness. with its third record, it delivers sonic solutions for all sorts of moods, ranging from dark and stormy to smooth and suave. -rhythmus- stands out with abstract, repetitive vocals in german, ready to land in a club somewhere near you. this project is supported by orgaton, the society for the promotion of organ music.
neon finger pays tribute to one of the most important and influential funk figures, mr. roger troutman. the compilation is made up of 8 original compositions in which different artists show the influence that roger has had on his sound, showing that the current scene could not be understood without the figure of roger troutman. a must for all sound lovers of the west coast and the g-funk.
two dark, adventurous and intense mid tempo mind benders by the mysterious producer k100 signal. 300 copies then gone. tip! the signal was lost along ago. a slowtard rhythm surfaced. as you get deeper into alignment you discover the deconstructed beats from another decay. k100 signal is an elusive project produced in the pitch black code of indulgence.
british trip-hop pioneers morcheeba return with their first new album in over five years. the band have released 8 albums that have sold in excess of 10 million records in their career. “blaze away”, their positivity-packed ninth album, marks both a fresh start in its organic approach and a return to the joyous genre-mashing of their early days, with featured guests roots manuva and benjamin biolay. there was no template for its ten, extraordinary, future-facing songs, no self-imposed limits on style, no themes to be adhered to or rules in place to break.
pressing on purple coloured vinyl.
british trip-hop pioneers morcheeba return with their first new album in over five years. the band have released 8 albums that have sold in excess of 10 million records in their career. “blaze away”, their positivity-packed ninth album, marks both a fresh start in its organic approach and a return to the joyous genre-mashing of their early days, with featured guests roots manuva and benjamin biolay. there was no template for its ten, extraordinary, future-facing songs, no self-imposed limits on style, no themes to be adhered to or rules in place to break.
black vinyl pressing.
danny mclewin (psychemagik) and jamie cruisey have a new label of original signed artists called spirits. the first release is from mexican hotness lokier of she made monster and jason greer aka the machine, one of the californian undergrounds best kept secrets. they met in 2015 at a festival in london and after spending a few days together, became musically obsessed with each other. that summer, as jason bounced around europe, he stayed with lokier in barcelona for some weeks and after long night walks, some tapas and absinthe bars they came up with their first ep together.
after putting out kito jempere s well received sea monsters album last year, hell yeah now serve up another selection of remixes of it. accomplished musician jimi tenor, plus miskotom and max essa all contribute before a 7inch, also taken from the album, lands later in summer. first up is jimi tenor, the legndary finnish musician who has released on warp, collaborated with tony allen and has his own band as well as occasionally playing sax with kito jempere band at live gigs. he flips puzzled into five minutes of stripped back and moody electronics with plenty of his own flute playing in the track. busted drum sounds, spooky sci-fi synths and scattered hits make it woozy and late night and utterly absorbing. miskotom—a newly emerging pair made up of mik and his wife andra, both based in vilnius, lithuania with credits on pleasure unit and balearic —then reimagine ampa as a beatdown but of deep house with trudging drums staying low and shimmering synths drift out in all directions. crunchy hits bring a subtle sense of funk and reverb drenched vocals bring a heavenly feel to the soul drenched grooves and summery keys. then comes max essa, the japan based brit who is a regular on this label as well as the likes of is it balearic?. his first remix is a huge one that is sure to soundtrack many a boat party this summer. it s a gorgeous rework of ampa that puts achingly blissful vocals front and centre as low slung bass and slowly turning drums sink you into a pan-pipe laced reverie. secondly, essa offers a dub reprise that removes the vocals and places all the focus on his churning drums and new age grooves. this is another perfect package of masterfully electronic horizontal sounds.
for the third volume of compilations curated by confirmed crate diggers, spacetalk invites you to take a trip to the magical mediterranean resort of club meduse in the company of beachfreaks records co-founder charles bals.
a creative director, designer and curator by trade, bals spends the majority of his spare time searching for superb, unknown, small-run music releases made between the 1970s and 1990s. while some of these are made available for other enthusiasts to buy via beachfreaks’ mail-order service, many more make it into the racks of bals’ private collection. with club meduse, bals is sharing rare, hard-to-find and just plain brilliant gems from his personal stash for the very first time.
for club meduse, bals was inspired by countless magic childhood summers spent playing amongst the rocks, beaches and warm seas of the cote d’azur. the compilation, then, is a soundtrack to the greatest soft-focus, sunlit teenage summer holiday you’ve never had, with a gaggle of forgotten musicians and overlooked artists for company.
out 2 is a project from jeremy campbell and r. zanzibar, who have previously worked together on albums for l.i.e.s. and lectric sands under different aliases. they sound right at home on emotional response, channeling the influence of 1980s new york dancefloor hybridization into six original tracks and their counterpart dub versions. its an impeccable tribute to the forefathers of new / no / minimal wave with the right kind of funk rubbed in the groove and ample space in the mix for all the live dubbing the style demands. moving is a surefire death disco party starter, dancing hovers in a beyond the grave island boogie reverie and some airs red there heads out into exotically enhanced territory without losing that nyc grit. it s a marvelous record, with the dub versions adding new dimensions to the music rather than simply repeating the same tricks sans vocals.
sth. notional was a short-lived project that manifested in one album back in 1992, originally released on japanese label zero corporation. yawn yawn yawn focused primarily on various balearic-friendly mixes of the title track and some other scattered pieces, and now they ve received a much-needed spruce up from archeo recordings. the dream. another reality versions of yawn yawn yawn are laid back to the extreme, revolving around delicate instrumentation and occasional threads of speech and singing. there s a mellow beat behind the g-tar cannyon mix, and the thankful mix brings a weightier groove to the table. with the other tracks adding to this utterly smooth, early 90s shake, and spread across three discs, this is the holy grail reissue collectors have been waiting for.
emotional rescue begins the first in a series of reissues looking at the music of guitarist carl weingarten and his multiphase records label, starting at his highly sought after collaborate album with walter whitney, dreaming in colors. with an early interest in photography and super 8 film leading to a degree in cinema production, weingarten s other, self-taught, love was the slide guitar. taking its blues roots and merging them with his visual arts background created a unique painting in sound style of playing.
dj, producer and rex club resident molly presents the third ep for her rdv music imprint, drawing on talent from across her native france, featuring fellow parisian aleqs notal (clek clek boom, sistrum) and 1977, as featured on syncrophone s for those who know imprint. while each side and artist offer their own distinctive flavour, percussive, classy late-night house music is the main course ideal for late nights under dim red lights.aleqs notal pays tribute to the timeless appeal of spinning analogue wax throughout opening track, sweet rotation a simple hymn to the essence of house music, bubbling gently on bright keys and woozy basslines. hands on follows, offering a more nocturnal angle on this enduring aesthetic, reducing the energy but enhancing the atmosphere even further, both on-record and across any packed dancefloor.the more southern sensibility of 1977 brings drumwork to the fore, weaving an exotic, patient tapestry of bubbling, alluring synths and analogue feedback across two confident, percussive jams. while vodoom indulges in tension and intrigue, ep closer jdlf is pure, unwinding pleasure, across which each of 1977s influences and instruments are offered freedom to breathe and evolve.with this installment of emminently classy and supremely confident house, rdv music continues to prove itself as one of the most worthy musical institutions on the contemporary parisian scene.
slow motion s 38th (!!) release comes courtesy of berlin-based gallo who you may know as part of balearic gabba soundsystem. joining the family for his debut solo release gallo drops the tempo for three deep-cuts of blissful balearica. backed up with an acidic, chugging re-rub of faron from fabrizio mammarella which is perfect when the sun goes down, orange stripe arrives just in time for summer. how to get the most of this track: combine it with blissful and dreamy beach-excursions or with a sunset aperitivo. this 38th release has -future classic- written all over it.
diving bell recording co. is excited to announce “silent science”, the debut solo release from b•r•a•u•n. ben braun has spent the last decade as one half of the synth-pop duo mackintosh braun, releasing three albums with the band. with “silent science”, b•r•a•u•n continues down the path he paved with mackintosh braun and brings his music even further from the eighties influences that first sparked his inspiration. the concept began for braun as an awareness of the personal freedoms that he had sacrificed to live in the comforts of new technology. a longing for a more simple life pushes and pulls this album from past to present. from undeniable dance hooks, to sleepwalking chill-out, we meander our way from disco naps to lucid slumbers.
DISCONNECT (MARVIN & GUY AND ZOMBIES IN MIAMI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL04.05.18
we re very happy to present the second and last 12- with remixes from undo s -disconnect l.p-. after iñigo vontier, cabaret nocturne and dimitri veimar s excellent remixes of -autómatas- and -computer friends- now it s time for marvin and guy and zombies in miami with two outstanding reworks of -the arptist- and -disconnect-. the fantastic italian duo marvin and guy take on -the arptist- is an 11minutes lisergic journey through magic pads, sparkling arpeggios and distorted guitars. on the flip zombies in miami work there magic on -disconnect- using the original pads and undo s voice to create a totally new track with their own trademark. the 12 limited edition comes wrapped in a beatiful cover by david imbernon and mastered by yves roussel.
her majesty s ship is proud to present this never happened , the latest album from hugely talented french-american singer and producer yan wagner.
this always inventive and off kilter artist has had many top releases on labels like kitsune and has worked with the likes of the legendary arnaud rebotini and etienne daho. he also has a side project, the populists, is producing the first album of calypso valois and wrote the soundtrack for the short film victoria by mathilde marc. someone who plays events like sxsw and montreux jazz festival, wagner s playful disco-pop tunes always find their way into the emotions of those who hear them.
wed like to introduce you to this giant of musical endeavour, the colossus of rio, as hes known. for eds sweetly agreed to be our point man on all matters smooth for this latest tstd collection, where we take a dive into an often overlooked side of brazilian music: brazilian soul, funk and aor. the 180 gram double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
beautiful pieces of music from kev sheridan. let the emotions take over!
maeve are thrilled to welcome long time friend kev sheridan to the label for his debut release. kev is one of the most talented musicians they know and its an honor for them to release his first work to the world. this project has been developing over the past few years and now this record showcases the deep musicality and talent kev has.
in recent times alex pletnev has been making his mark on the musical stratosphere with an array of works from from cold wave edits, through gorgeous adaptations of african and world music to tribal techno originals. he joins us as pletnev for aztec code / daywalker, a 12inch combining his abundant influences to take us to bizarre, far-off places.
after the soft landing of banoffee pies records latest sub label venture otaku, the imprint continues following the theme of subtle compositions with the second edition, this time from swedish born vilhelm with mermaid porn. a five tracker starting with an aquatic feeling on the title track mermaid porn with bubbling effects rolling into the a2. entitled kirchner with more with positive and patient melodies. standing to attention in the spaceships cafeteria, the a side comes to a close with always in costume. the b side opens with saturday bossa - drums inspired by the brazilian music wave of bossa jazz with a slight twist. the b2. track, skopje blends off beat percussions with a cutting snare and a more electronic 4/4 direction. the general expression being, music for home. with love from banoffee pies. x
the first release of wataj recordings sees the light with -paesaggi immaginary-. a hypnotic bassoon invites you to look at the lost landscapes through a small slit, while in a parallel reality flutes, bells, flying carpets and percussive rhythms are about to seduce the viewer
adesso, the new sublabel of disco segreta, is proud to open his catalogue debuting with the first gino pavan album in 40 years! -absolute- is a full-on contemporary electronic -concept album-, entirely written, composed and played by gino. eight tracks, where gino explores the multiple dimensions of the concept of the absolute, experimenting on guitars, synthesizers, electric sitar and percussions, on a 30 minutes journey into darker territories. with every sound originally crafted by gino in his studio, and a compilation of videos created as a visual companion for each track, -absolute- sheds a light upon the music he always wanted to release, revealing his erudite background as a musician/composer.
after more than 30 years, halfway ritmo in collaboration with early sounds, will release unpublished recordings (1982-1989) from former tangerine dream and iggy pop s drummer klaus krüger. advanced dance combines a sweeping mix of krüger s handcrafted acoustic drums and distinctive electronic sounds of the late berlin- school years, creating a unique blend of advanced polyrhythms. krüger achieved a balance between creativity and classic drum patterns giving birth to an unconventional and avant-garde type of music that could be easily defined as a precursor of techno. his progressive mentality led him to delve further into the tape collage technique and unique ways of triggering his drums. it was a whole new world of music - sustained by his artistic surroundings, which included collaborations as well as friendships with other influential artists such as david bowie, martin kippenberger and helmut newton. in the time of german division, the pulsating west berlin became a melting pot of creativity and international encounters. advanced dance is the result of the blazing heat feeding the unstoppable thirst of discovery which characterized that generation, creating tunes that transform the listener s experience into one blissful moment amidst beautiful confusion.
really swing goes wider with a new 12- series, head honcho quiroga delivers three track dedicated to magician and eminence of misdirection dariel fitzkee and italian master composer alessandro alessandroni.
cup and balls the title track is an elegant disco cut blending latin bass, guitar and percussion, creating an emotional texture in its rhythm and serenity that became an astonishing future jazz tune with a leading bassline.
on the flip side ciao fischio an homage to maestro alessandroni drowning lush rhodes melodies over funky breaks and intricate bassline, while citta di mare is voyage through eighties atmosphere that became a soulful and sensous tune full of heavenly piano licks and warmth synth leads.
pure ddr-groove! the exorcist is a gothenburg-based trio consisting of osynlige mann, pontus and petrus - members from bands as uran, tentakel and ultra satan. hoga nord invites you to their soundscape with their full length debut album the exorcist gbg: everyone could be an informant. the cold war is alive. dark cabaret. spy-theme-mode. david lynch-electro. italian horror. easily put - this is kinky organic acid-funk for all of you looking for a gateway - but know you have to stay.
archeo recordings chart a course for the balearics with this laid back delight of overlooked italian island grooves. tony esposito is a long-serving singer-songwriter, and two tracks from his 2004 cd viaggio tribale get a vinyl cut here. dove ce luce gets a special, 90s tinged remix from lucaeffesunset. antonio nicola brunos storia della terra mia is the first of three unreleased tracks from this little known lucan artist, striking a curious note with folk undertones and a sunny disposition. ther s a more dramatic tone to danza e ridanza, which takes on an almost talking heads-esque quality for the b version that closes this high quality 12inch from the ever reliable archeo camp.
in late 2017, thomas gandey and danny mclewin - known from the popular disco-influenced electronic music collective psychemagik - emerged from their studio in bordeaux, france, claiming to have produced an extended musical arrangement, both entitled, and containing the sounds of, the shakuhachi. furthermore, they insisted, for the purposes of this production, and a further album of related arrangements to be released subsequently in conjunction with the successful german record label kompakt, they should be referred to henceforth as ghost vision. shortly thereafter, the audio recordings described by gandey and mclewin came into the possession of noted los angeles degenerate, dj and nymphomaniac citation needed dirty dave, who was quick to relay the hallucinatory qualities of the duo’s productions to fellow dj and trusted hallucinogenic expert paramida, of esteemed german musical imprint love on the rocks. paramida, recognising the innate quality of the sounds presented to her, decided that such recordings warranted immediate release through her audio distribution channel, and not without remixes. quite without thinking of the origins of the instrument which had given the recording its particular sonic distinguishment, and of course, its title, she enlisted the help of two musicians named alex - one from tokyo, and one from kyoto. both alex from tokyo - teaming up with his colleagues isao kumano & kenichi takagi as tokyo black star, known for their prior releases on popular german label innervisions - and his counterpart, alex from kyoto, better known as al kassian, rising tamagotchi on paramidas love on the rocks imprint, and his own label, planet sundae - turned in striking reinterpretations of gandey and mclewin’s composition.