REMIXES (DJ SOTOFETTS FUSION ROCK DUB, PRINS THOMAS REMIX)
12" Vinyl D01.04.19
in tandem with feel fly aka daniele tomassinis debut album on internasjonal we invited dj sotofett to do his thing over a track of his choosing. head honcho pt on side b. pressed on 45 for maximum pleasure/pressure.
gabe catanzaro is a kind of -king of italo disco made in usa-. after the first appearance on international deejay gigolo in 2000, he has reached the swiss labels mental groove and viking music with unforgetable gems like memories and ex-girlfriend . later he has released the amazing i can still remember on john selway s label memory boy, and also a full lenght on laboraudio called (la febbre dell italo disco) (italo disco s fever, translated from italian language). finally, after some years of break and a couple of remixes for dj gio mc-505, he come back with a ep full of italo disco and synth pop references. essential for who love the sound of the 80s.
played and supported by: ali renault, flemming dalum, casionova, fred ventura, keen k, nick anthony simoncino, cute heels, discodromo, the model, snuff crew, bottin, ulysses, paul mogg, sare havlicek, dr. motte, flashworx, cosmo vitelli, nick chacona, shawn mac, walter jones, david carretta and many more.
die orangen (aka dreems & kris baha) are back on malka tuti with the 2nd installment of their saft series, containing fresh music, remixes, reworks and more... saft 2 presents 2 tracks, one on each side.
slow things down into a full balearic groove with this latest ep on dekmantel by the dutch production duo. barely breaking a sweat over 100bpm, these smooth sunset synth rhythms, full of muted 80s italo funk, and breezy drum machines, syncopated with the warm, exotic blend of retro keys and ambience, set the eps five tracks coastal, vibrant dynamic.
jex opolis presents ravines, a nine-track collection of music for all seasons. the record is a hopeful exploration of melody and atmosphere, and the title is a nod jexs childhood expeditions in the woods of rural canada. coming on good timin in april 2017.
quality late-night balearic grooves, erotic soundtracks and crafted disco reworks is what you can expect from hot n spicy. on this one, holdtight focuses on music with a soul : a1, a warm club disco-soul anthem with « i got troubles ». on a2, a sensual-erotic tasty hymn « oh oui, plus fort ». on b1 « is there any love », a luminous gospel slow delice and on b2, a dreamy 80 s rework for real lovers. as always,perfect companion for a tasty selection and happy diggers.
we are excited to present ahaad 004. the fourth release on the berlin based label, a sub label of wex. these four tracks are from the greek artist, elastic. a mix of balearic, downtempo and ambient electronica, these four tracks are perfect for home listening or after hour hang out sessions. we hope the sounds resonate with you.
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.
prolific uk deep house hero andy compton is back on his fabled peng stable with a new project entitled blue dream, and an album called california dreaming which unsurprisingly deals in gorgeous sun soaked tones aimed squarely at the loungey end of his plush, melodic repertoire. from the slinking funk of -betsy- to the low-slung beats and smooth-as-silk bass of -disco baby,- compton shows himself to be completely at home rolling at this kind of tempo, no doubt projecting himself to the malibu beach idyll you can see on the cover. music so radiant, you d best slap on some sunblock.
digging 80s pop obscurities has long been part of emotional rescues mission statement and the unearthing of this cover of the talking heads classic by the little known, italian new wave band politrio for a limited 7inch press is a worthy addition.
mark barrott is the man behind international feel, roca, future loop foundation, as well as being a founding of the balearic boy-band talamanca system alongside gerd janson & lauer. nature sounds of the balearics is marks debut lp on running back incantations. most music does not come out of nowhere. arising and appearing in a pre-existing system of influences, cross-references, roots, memories and desires, it either directly points towards a heritage or into the future. mark barrotts nature sounds of the balearics is a bit of both
camisole records heißt sie an bord der business class library-zusammenstellung willkommen. während ihres fluges hören sie musik von serge bulot, alan shearer, gérard gésina und pascal wathelet. alle diese elektronischen titel aus den 80ern wurden von ihrem kapitän silver fox kuratiert, um ihnen eine angenehme reise zu ermöglichen. nice electronic journey , file under ambient / synth-pop
lauer always rhymes with power. proven by countless remixes, productions and projects like arto mwambe, black spuma, talamanca system or tuff city kids and his own-brand. there arent many dance floors left that havent been blessed by all this glory. now, the aptly titled third album of frankfurts prime export regarding all things melodic, teenaged and synthesized, intensifies, condenses and hones the sound, he has been developing for years: a topical take on classic dance and 80ies pop figures, disco music in a closet (lauer is still in denial), singing arpeggios, android choirs, beautiful bass lines and sometimes the apparitional architecture of house music.
the long awaited first release of stavroz on denature records has arrived! this 5-track ep starts with -zorrow-. this track sounds like an invitation to wander and get lost in the jungle. by the second track, perron 11 the tempo gets more vigorous opening the way to the main track kasambila and its enchanting ethnic vibes, on the other side of the ep, xs pls (pronounce it extra small please) has this unique instrumental groove that four-piece band masters so well. the ep ends with the title it was all a ruse , a melancholic ballad through mystical lands.
there is a point where memory and vision meet. the point where sparks and vertigo are produced and where imaginary landscapes produce sounds and visions. from this friction of times and places are born the music of the common series 07 (las canchas). star maps, existential paths, fables and planetary vision are filtered in the living mixer of the producer marco erroi and returned in the form of soundscapes, sudden encounters and lightning strikes, beyond the known places. 200 limited copies!
four years after his breakthrough, max graef returns to tartelet records with his second solo album, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma”. a dungeon dub symphony in four parts, “lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma” is an album’s album. brimming with new and old guests, interludes and bonus skits, it’s a consummate sketchbook of graef’s most unique music to date. “every bit of music or work represents the mood and skills of a certain period,” he says.
after his two 7inch releases on star creature, ourra drops an 8 track lp full of lush soundscapes composed of vintage synths and thematic astro vibes. this is true to the modern funk style and movement-a mix of futuristic spaced out deep house and vintaga analog balaeric boogie grooves.
altyma themes is the musical reflection of a roadtrip. plastic synths, acapulco shirts, neon lights and fever dreams blended together into a diverse record containing a mix of balearic house, 80s dance and a touch of lush dream pop.
tired of reading the words ‘classic’, ‘masterpiece’, ‘missing link’, ‘cult’, ‘seminal’ in every press release? just trust us on this one: this is the real deal. we have no choice but to use those words and urge you to (re)discover one of the ultimate afro disco lost classics. if you’ve never heard it, thank god. if you’re one of the very few connoisseurs who have, get to experience it in a carefully remastered version.
edizioni mondo as a label, has the goal to produce music that is descriptive of concepts, images and environments. inspired by library music, a genre frequently used as theme or background music in radio, film and television in that very same period, the name mondo has its roots in mondo movies, an italian movie genre born in the 60’s. mondo movies are characterized by documentary-like content that addresses several topics from around the world (mondo). numero nove comes courtesy of rotla. also known as mario pierro and raiders of the lost arp, waves is his third contribution to edizioni mondo. downtempo, trippy, playful and pardon us, balearic, its the soundtrack to the fading summer or the one starting somewhere else in this universe. accompanied by remix works from label head l.u.c.a. and balearic (again!) mastermind mark barrott with his sketches form an island healing hands, its the most balearic (threes a charm) record you will hear this side of the summer (wherever you are).
dropping just three eps between 1982 and 1987, takenoko were a true enigma in the heady rush of french new wave. this group from bordeaux hit all the right notes, fusing choppy indie instrumentation with punchy synth lines and angular vocals - in a parallel universe they could have been huge. emotional rescue have done the right thing in bringing together their three eps for this definitive introduction to a rare and righteous slice of underground arcana. whether it s the breezy pop stylings of -elle a tokyo- or the slow, stomping funk of -trans amor express,- takenoko are a joy to listen to for any new wave devote
sonnys plastic worlds ep illustrates the diversity of his production. he seamlessly mixes dream house sounds with moody vocal elements. the opener be 4 me is made for a grand space. on a2 the eponymous track plastic worlds is a journey into balearic sounds, perfectly arriving in time for warm summer days. kropssprog elegantly references the masters of italian dream house, with deep atmospheric soundscapes. desert days is a moody crossover into electronic pop music, featuring his own vocals.
label soviett presents new vinyl release plastinka 2. the release includes deep house track from japanese producer satoshi fumi and three tracks from russian producers: balearic house track from ivan starzev disco house track from iner and beach disco track from evneniy svalov.
houses in motion returns after a short hiatus with him005. a five track solo mission from him’s newest family member and melbourne mainstay, ryan berkeley. ushering you down the glistening nebulas of the milky way, smack bang into the middle of his much-anticipated first ep.
a year after his debut outing on the label, max essa makes a welcome return to hell yeah with the han zon roc ep, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. essa is of course the long time uk talent who has become a part of the balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like aficionado, music for dreams, and his own jansen jardin. this is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea. opener han zon roc (midori coup) is an epic 12inch minute adventure that slowly awakens your spirit with new age guitar plucks and heavenly ambience before organic drums slowly being to drift into earshot. they grow ever larger as synths start to spray about the mix, hand drums pitter patter and big chords bring the soul-shine. its like the soundtrack to an afternoon boat party all condensed into one brilliant cut. how you showed me everything then gets super chill with lazy drum tumbles, bendy guitar lines and scattered hits. withering cosmic chords colour the airwaves and its a track that will slow your heartbeat to nothing. last of all, rain birds alfalfa jam is a analogue drum work out with early 90s hip hop influences and diving basslines. it s light and airy, nimble and playful and of course filled with the sort of tropical rays that make all of essa works so brilliantly escapist.
bar records is the lovechild of bar rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. bar records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is bar. we are excited to announce the first release with french label owner of macadam mambo, sacha mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local fader (from borneo). he created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
shane cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from cape town, south africa. he is part of the new wave of young voices in the south african jazz scene. a prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he also involved in south africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias card on spokes. features shabaka hutchings ( a.r.e project., sons of kemet and shabaka and the ancestors) amongst other fine players. big tip!
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.
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.
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.
this release is individually 200 hand-numbered limited edition cassette (100 pink and 100 smoke transparent) with a sort of greatest hits of (almost) all archeo releases (ar001-ar011) + an unreleased bonus track from roberto aglieri (ticino parte 4 il merlo), celebrating 3 years of the label, from 2014 to 2017 selected with love by manu archeo (ar001c). archeo recordings is a reissue record label that regenerates old, lost, obscure and forgotten rare gems of predominantly italian music but also all over the world of the 70s, 80s and 90s. all outputs are licensed by the artists and the vintage labels, audio tracks are remastered in their original form the sleeves and center labels are graphically recreated for today but all based on the original images. archeo would like to make the music available to a wider audience of collectors, djs, music lovers of a forgotten time. all releases are hand-numbered limited edition vinyl. the first copies of each release are pressed in coloured vinyls.
max essa - lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the japanese based producer & dj and his first release on copenhagens music for dreams label. tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. a refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. the sleeper train to izumo. an okinawan beach at dusk.
reissue of this early 90s czechoslovakian balearic style oddity. tip! jindrich parma originally created this record as a studio project on his own parma productions label in 91. the release was the debut of the musician karya , and although the singer has become fairly prolific, muz ze skla (the man of glass) remains an anomalous release in her catalogue. in fact, the song never actually featured the singer we know as karya today, and was solely the experiment of jindř,,ich and company. with a balearic house sound that never really had a parallel in the country, this remains a truly unique czechoslovakian record. reissued for the first time on a 12inch.
killer, cosmic leaning german funk-rock moves here on the repress tip courtesy of epsilon, a 4 piece from marburg, just north of frankfurt. that kind of grooved out, downtempo dusted glam type of gear that one might hear dj harvey play at wrong o clock in the morning, or something that loda might flip into mid-set that would have everyone scratching their head in disbelief. one of a handful of cool jams the epsilon guys cranked out, remastered and repressed on a lovely, handy 45. sounds heavy. essential listening for those of a more left-field disposition. dig it.
it was said that the craft was so large that one could walk for days without touching a wall. that instead of the glowlights above, there was only one, and somehow it split into the many we have today. and in the floor of the ship, there were rushes of water, hallways so to speak, that entire men could float down. and so they did.
depth over distance is bringing new talent to the limelight with its second release. a collection of cosmic grooves spanning 5 original tracks conjured by young bristolian mcgregor.
going from solid crunchy house grooves (light years from you) and an ethereal mix of breaks, pads and crisp percussion (reality) on one side of the vinyl, to a more extrapolated back side: wanna e, with its unexpected groove and drops, ready to tear up an unsuspecting dancefloor, closer feeling like a timeless breakbeat classic and with 1997 (vocal mix) forming an elegant, emotional last note of the ep.
during the eighties it was possible to observe an italian fascination with the mysterious far east. this can be found across art, design and music in italy during this time, in subtle or obvious ways. specifically there are italo-disco records that proudly show this influence, some of the best known being: fun fun – -living in japan-, koto – -chinese revenge- and city-o – -rose of tokyo-.
following in this theme is fancy – -null null-. not to be confused with the famous euro-disco artist behind -slice me nice-, this fancy is a one-off project from italo-disco icon raffaele fiume, the artist and voice behind many great italo-disco hits, such as: helicon – -you ... see-, malcom & the bad girls – -shoot me- and ralph river band – -strange vibration-.
adding to the original tracks of the 1982 release is a totally ecstatic and powerful remix from betonkust: one of the most talented and exciting dutch producers of recent years. also included is an instrumental edit from hysteric, for those who find the unique vocals challenging.
having produced a wealth of some of the most lovingly referential and consistent music of recent times, the tracks making up palta og ti på den tolvte Ø are slightly harder to pin down to exact genre markers. each song is busy yet never overcrowded with elements, building concise and playful grooves which if forced we would say positions them somewhere in the ambient space between jazzy-improv-house and dubby, hypnotic electronics. that s as absolute in adjectives as we would ever care to be... expertly crafted both technically and musically, we are more than excited to be able to present this to you as our fifth installment.