fun key grooves, moving basslines spiced up with pads of dubbie vibes. the journey continues with 4 tunes of deep fun from the cab crew. a warm welcome to noah skelton & youandewan. can u stand those goodies too ? :o) peace
repress with new cover print! handcrafted and remastered 2lp edition of move d s seminal masterpiece. originally released on source records in 1994, reissued by ava. records in 2018. all tracks recorded by david moufang at resource studio in 1994, except: -sandman-, recorded at the blue room in 1992, -trist- recorded at future planet in 1994, -seven- recorded at resource studio in 1993. armchair photographed by gabi kaiser, lossen foto heidelberg. arrangement and variations by move d, cebra and env. artwork re-creation by damiano von erckert for ava. records. thanks to juri bader, patrick forgacs, dve, götz gramlich, denise, dan, louis and pete.
lobster theremin mints its 50th core release with main lobster, route 8, returning after a three year hiatus. having flown round the world taking his deep, groove-heavy brand of emotional house to a spectrum of countries, route 8’s introspective studio process has produced his finest work to date. a varied body of house works that segues from early chicago to bumpin french touch, serious cafe del mar lounge & trumpet vibes and some seriously spacey synth work with a trance-y edge. the full route 8 package. get ready for tears in the rain.
it d be hard to start a label to take pot shots at the increasing cultural value placed on popularity over talent, and then name the participants, right ? right rome may well be burning, but we re dancing in the flames reserve not met will not be undersold reserve not met will not provide a money back guarantee reserve not met will not be held responsible for poor use of reserve not met product expectations are left at customers own risk
over the last decade andre lodemann, a regular in the worldwide underground dancescene has released on many prolific labels incl. freerange, room with a view, dftd and innervisions. come 2018 lodemann is now releasing his album the deeper you go on his own label best works records. he started working on it in 2012, taking his time for his emotional artistic approach with a lot of attention to detail. the album successfully walks the imaginary spectrum of deep house, tech house and techno also taking dives into other waters. where his previous longplayer fragments was a compilation of past works, the deeper you go is his first artist album containing everything a listener would want to hear both in a club and at home. you can feel that the tracks where created out of the same mold. theres a mood, a common thread and a story through the works.the album is dark in a subtle way and yet has that positive vibe and aggressiveness to it. the deeper you go is mostly instrumental with two features by the british singer and songwriter huw costin, bandleader of torn sail.
japanese artist - tominori hosoya has been releasing on a good deal of underground deep house / techno vinyl labels such as deepartsounds, mixx records and minuendo recordings, though this will be his first album on his own th pressing imprint which is only 5 releases deep but is already a firm favourite for the likes of titonton duvante, keith worthy, hiroshi watanabe & jimpster
this single is very special for visions recordings as we see a fresh collaboration between alex attias and luman child, two swiss artists reunited for the first time.alex proposed luman child a collaboration after listening to his music. then they met and talked about music , visions, influences, method of work and decided straight away to work together without knowing each other well and pushing them outside their comfort zone. they are both very happy with the resultjalex attias has been in the music for many years producing, remixing many great artists and djing all over the world. at the moment alex is about to release a compilation on bbe records ( lillygood party !) , plus a couple of remixes are on the way and he s also preparing other singles for his label visions .luman child produced in 2017 a killer first album with german label solid ground still available on a neo soul hip hop tip. he reached number 11 in the uk soul charts. as a musician and bass player luman child had a few collaborations with ferry ultra, gogo music and marc mac 4 hero.the project they present here is very organic soulful and musical. this single hold two killer tunes for the listener and the dancers.the a side is a 125 bpm disco jazz funk killer jam with live bass, fender rhodes and vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people keeping a smile on your face. its simply groovy and goes on and on for 10 minutes of pure disco pleasure.the b side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by mr ayers vibes and sounds . the rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the moog bassline is round and fat. accompanied both track by fender rhodes and dope keyboards sounds, this one will definitely find place in dj boxes for those who play and love soulful music with an open mind. groovy , warm and soulful at his best.
alma negra are back on heist! after their much applauded 2017 release with that great soulphiction remix, theyve been rather busy taking over the scene. they started their new label alma negra records where they released 3 eps in quick succession, with new as well as older material that showcases their tropical roots and keen ear for clubby reworks. they launched their live show, doing gigs across europe with a highlight at one of londons more intimate live venues: the jazz cafe. their latest outing making their release count a total of 4 in only 8 months was on marcel vogel’s lumberjacks in hell and explored the more live / rework side of their project. now theyre back on heist with 3 new tracks, supported by an awanto 3 remix. conversation is a track we wanted to put out on heist badly, simply because it’s a beast of a track. it sits somewhere between a live african drum track, percussive techno and moody midwest electronics, with pads and strings coming in and out of play while a relentless kick drum keeps the energy on a haunting level. this track is alma negra at their filthiest, and it feels like they’ve taken a next step from last years dark and heavy luanda dub, bringing it from an intimate dreamy stage straight into the main room. this is the place shows a different side of the house spectrum with the alma’s love for dreamy deep house. the track flows up and down, with soothing rhodes chords, arpeggios and mumbling vocals setting a summery mood thats perfect for your warm up or daytime party. meanwhile, their third original track from the heart goes even deeper and navigates around a smart vocal loop topped with strings, bleeps, claps and rimshots that just keeps going.
this is already our seventh deep love compilation and we dare to say our most complete yet in sound and flow. the ten pieces on this sampler blend in perfectly with that laid back late summer mood. we are very pleased to welcome yet again some new acts to dirt crew with the likes of jaxx madicine, ouer, times are ruff and s3a. we cross many borders not only in genres but also country wise. from the heavy disco sampled jam by french producer s3a to the jazz and funk laden epos of the italian 3 piece jaxx madicine over to the dutch deep house boys times are ruff who are well known from their, same named, label and finally to the berlin duo ouer who also run an own label and released with our good friends at heist recordings, delivering an ecstatic electronic floating tune here. this is all completed by some excellence from long time dirt crew artists. 25 places have been with us for many years now and their two eps have gotten so much love from the deeper deep house community. here they drop an epic almost idm techno like tune that closes this great album in the best possible way. our icelandic stall wart felix leifur drops a heavy hitter named buster. after his recent bobby donny ep earlier this year we are thrilled to have him back on dirt crew! harry wolfman and ponty mython need no introduction really, they are adding electro/ disco/ electronica fuelled cuts that form a great middle part to this mix of tunes. harry going in very smooth and relaxed, something else than his usual house workout which we really loved to present to you
WHITE SEDAN (GLENN ASTRO & HODINI / WERK (180 G VINYL)
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the german jazz quintet fazer releases the 12inch white sedan with two remixes by glenn astro & hodini (apollo, ninja tune, tartelet, money sex etc.) and werkha (tru thoughts). the band appeared on the map in march with their self-released debut album mara.
13th hour records presents its second offering on wax: a three track v/a exploring the murkiest depths of the house spectrum.
tbilisi stalwart hamasuki opens up the a-side with his synth-heavy, vocal-laden track “you as ronnie,” a cosmic trance-tinged epic sure to move the spellbound late-nightfloor. following in the a2 slot is up-and- coming bristolian derijk with “the realm,” a true deep house belter nodding heavily to the piano anthems of the early 90’s – heavy hitting kicks and meltingly melodic keys abound. and last but very much not least is brooklyn local m. vaughan, taking the b-side all to himself with “jupiter ballad,” a layered masterpiece of haunting vocals, fluttering percussion and muddy basslines.
wow, how time flies. i can’t believe i am putting out record number five already. this release comes from star of the future adam pits. i have known adam for a long time as he was a few years below me at school and then proceeded to go to uni in leeds like i did. he is from the same crew as breaka, and there must be something in the water up there because these guys and the rest of their mates are producing the best shit in town right now. it is a privilege to put out adam’s first piece of wax because these two tunes are dynamite from start to finish. all three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. they want big sound systems and dark rooms. close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
following the late night swing of javonntte’s hm002, hardmatter uncovers another detroit talent for their third offering: malik alston. in his first vinyl release in several years, the rebirth ep explores a spiritual jazz soundscape with all of the verve of the city’s trusted sound. beside the soulful ballad of “love changes” featuring evan on guitar, the record’s lead song, “i am”, focuses on malik’s signature instrumentation and live improvisation. the track is a seven minute collaboration between craig huckaby, howard wazeerud-din ii and hardmatterís own zapata, who complement malik’s gospel-inspired vocals, the first time he has sung on a track in four years.
reworking a big tune is never a simple task, especially if after 7 years the tune in question is still one of the highlights in shows of one of the worlds most beloved live act performers, kink. that s only half of the story though, as the tune got a lot of love from so many dj s all over the globe. however, for the 17th burek release, we wanted to do something really special and what could be better than giving new life to a piece of music which literally gave life to our label. and we gathered some very interesting people for the job.
japanese newcomer -jtt- unveils their debut vinyl on their own label yu-zen-. jtt consists of two guys, takayuki hosoda and dj java. most of their tracks are deep and micro house and nudisco music. -tone river- is one of the typical masterpieces of their tracks. it has a tense and dreamy atmosphere. it s a very simple but enough to be addicted one. -lotus root- has a mystical atmosphere. your brain can feel good unique sound effect sense. you will be into it. mastering by kuniyuki takahashi. according to his careful work these tracks have a high level of completeness.
with an arsenal of releases on labels like ndatl, ppu, black catalogue, 2mr, and harsh riddims, atlanta artist stefan ringer presents the first release on his own imprint fwm entertainment. this contribution contains a fluid spectrum of sounds . “southside-, is a soulful, sexy summer house cut. “great beat” follows up in a similar vein, jazz inspired, introspective, and upbeat. while “wanna be bad” is a freaky skating rink inspired track. “got me 123″,, is a hypnotic 2 step groove, and rounding it out is “fr shawty” a slowed vocal stepper.
repress 2018 - rhythm section international proudly presents its 8th offering from local boys chaos in the cbd. born in new zealand, but based in peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from henry wu and bradley zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in london town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. having already released internationally on labels such as clekclekboom (paris), hot haus (london) and amadeus (montreal), the duos approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished ep, midnight in peckham. taking its title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of ron trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of burial. these 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in its truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . chaos in the cbd have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely london and infact, timeless.
like all great music, it s difficult to pinpoint what this sounds like exactly - but toronto s block univers have cited their influences to include -boogie, house music, cold wave synths, gospel vocals, 808s and moog basslines- - so that would go some way to explaining the magic here. we tried to jam in as many of our favourites on this release as possible. more bang for your buck!
matt edwards’ reissue label r-time records presents ‘after dark’ this september with three tracks from mark the 909 king. following reissues of excellent music by sir lord commix, fbk and sanasol (thor & yagya), rekids offshoot r-time records now presents definitive cuts from mark the 909 king. debuting with the timeless ‘can you dig it!’ on sex trax in ’94, the producer went on to release via a number of new york house legend dj duke’s labels throughout the mid-nineties. a huge fan of dj duke since the 90s, matt edwards even held a sex mania night at berghain in 2009 featuring a rare dj performance from the duke himself. alongside tracks by roy davis jr and trackman (jon cutler), ‘after dark’ featured as part of a va release on the label dj exclusive, whilst ‘into space’ landed on rated x records, and ‘the loft’ appeared on the ‘can you dig it’ album via power music records. ‘after dark’ set the tone of the package with a piercing drum groove, airy arpeggios and a funky bassline, before cosmic synths and crunchy snares work alongside scintillating chords in ‘into space.’ concluding the package, ‘the loft’ begins with a hooky bass sequence and filtered effects before soothing melodies come into play.
slamming deep house with funky & disco moments
the „will you be there ep” completes the „christophe salin - ep series“. he is taking us on his musical journey and paves the way for cooperation with future artists on his very own imprint „salin records” that he runs with his wife daria salin as a platform for electronic music and art. „to love” is what it’s all about, love your next one, love yourself, love what you do, love music and art. needing a bridge at this point nothing would be sweeter than a little excursion to the french touch sound and vibes of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. so, the a-side ends up with a question „shall i give love another try“…flip side „i’ll think of you” keeps this mood until „your soul” takes us slowly over to the final declaration of love „lullaby for daria“.
rising belgian talent supreems returns to lobster theremin, following up 2016’s breakout ‘us together’ 12” and his recent superb hammer remix with a four track journey to the outer rim through ethereal breaks, undulating deep house and luscious electro.
rhythm is life and life is rhythm. not only is it our mantra here at neighbour recordings, it s also inspired the title of our debut release from brand-new production partnership and label owners base pilot aka quantec and birke tm. featuring four original tracks, the life is rhythm ep is a full thirty minutes of dope, low-slung house that perfectly unites the duo s many years of shared passion for deep electronic music. identify is the ideal introduction, swirling synths and deceptively hypnotic, it s a proper crafty cut, whilst ghosts leans towards a more emotive and subtle groove. title track life is rhythm is a warm and inviting ten-minute epic of chunky beats, quirky distortion and vocoded vocal snatches, whereas closing number on the early is seriously heads-down and deep. repeat after us, rhythm is life and life is rhythm.
australian newcomer a most wanted man joins with the monologues records family with a sumptuous debut ep that shows he s very much one to watch. hep cat is a peppy, soulful slow-burner which gradually reveals a triumphant string sample, voice from above is another buoyant beauty with feel-good strings and vocal cuts, and importance of the hi-hat is a more stripped-back slice of warm deep deep house. fellow fast-rising aussie, jad & the, pursues his passion for tonking breakbeats on his remix of the latter, making for a spooky, mysterious workout. dj support: laurent garnier, black loops, jacques renault, danny tenaglia, jazzanova, auntie flo, peter kruder, aroop roy, horse meat disco, red rack em, joyce muniz, art alfie, dj windows xp, nuno dos santos, eli & fur, jamie trench, lorca, vhyce, yokoo, danvers, justin harris, dom servini
london s release/sustain imprint returns this may with the a says hello ep from detroit s alton miller, chaos in the cbd step in on remix duties. detroit s alton miller has been in the game for the past three decades coming up alongside luminaries derrick may, chez damier and the late frankie knuckles and releasing material on the likes of peacefrog, moodymann s mahogany music, theo parrish sound signature and clone amongst others. suffice to say, miller stands as an extremely important figure in the history of authentic, soul-drenched house music. title-track a says hello opens the package and as expected we re treated to an elegant slice of house infused with a flawless musicality as multi-layered synth chords, pads and swells intertwine alongside dusty drum samples. cool but so... follows, embracing an acid-jazz feel with broken, organic rhythms, sweeping pads and warm chord progressions throughout. mule musiq artists chaos in the cbd step up to rework cool but so... next, adding their own spin to things via warbling rhodes licks, bright chord sequences, a wandering bass line and an insistent organic drum groove. below the underdog then rounds out the package perfectly with gritty bass hits, tension building synth swells and a rugged, bumpy drum groove.
when it comes to gritty sample-based house the guy white label series has really been going from strength to strength. for the third in their unrelenting streak dj counselling steps up to offer up a therapy session like no other. sit back, relax and put your mind at ease and you ll soon be taken on a reflective journey for the soul. on one side you have curt s jam an introspective and emotive piano laden, lo-fi house track complete with choice vocal snippets set to sooth those pains. flip it and theres a more bumping groove to the therapy session, qualified by a pensive dialogue that makes way for an oscillating synth jam backed with a killer tom pattern.
danish producer niles cooper starts his own label pale springs records off with a 4-tracker by the man himself. “east of u” is a continuation of the old school classic house vibes that permeate the danish producer’s sound. lush with thick piano chords, groovy basslines and ethereal pads this record belongs in any us house dj’s bag.
hailing out of montreal, 00:am follow up their killer first release with a four track va e.p. setting their stall out as a label to watch in 2018. the hutchin crew open up proceedings with an ethereal and hypnotic cut, coupling sweeping pads with dreamy keys. next up, dj ok takes things darker layering thudding toms and atmospheric strings with a sci-fi sampled spoken word. on the b side, cromie & iron curtis let the pounding bass sit centre stage interspersed with otherwordly synthwork and that high hat fizz. finally, science fiction steers things on a new wave tip offering up a down-tempo french vocal tinged closer to round off this stellar e.p.
alphabets is the new baby project supported by the all mighty chez damier . elements 01 introduces the project with a series of 5 tracks curated for all dancefloors hours. alphabets is a house project coming from south east berlin and run by a french man and other audio signals. me, them and their associates are really starting to enjoy our relationships and have a plan to try and share a little series of different tracks that could represent the vibe i ve enjoyed sharing when all under one roof, dancing on the same beat. it s slightly underground, hopefully.
future sounds of jazz vol. 14 - compiled by permanent vacation benjamin fröhlich & tom bioly! 28 tracks by move d, roman flügel, slowdive, isolée, cobblestone jazz, luke abbott, remixes by avalon emerson, russ gabriel, kassem mosse, i:cube a.m.o. including 3 exclusive and previously unreleased
vinyl only. paris-based meemo joins the inner balance fold with three breezy originals and a remix from the black tone, just in time for longer, warmer days. passage and soma both take a pillow-like backdrop of dubby bass and slowly evolving pads and cut it through with skippy hats and fat claps mellow yet driving to get things heated. keep movin kicks harder, jazzed up a little by its vibrant percussion, while toni be aka the black tone takes soma for a late-hours spin, conjuring one of those sustained moments of dancefloor bliss that we ve come to expect from this label.
berlin based electronic mainstay marquis hawkes has announced details of his second lp the marquis of hawkes. the album will be the producers second lp for us, following his critically acclaimed debut social housing for the label, which was released in 2016. entitled the marquis of hawkes, the new album adheres to a specific sound palette whilst still displaying eclecticism across its eight tracks. opening with the beat-less droning ambience of beton theme, the album takes in a variety of themes from across the house music spectrum, from the deep and dubby meditation of instrument of thought to the body jerking rhythms and retro bass stabs of tough love, the introspective mood of the matrix, to the soulful new jersey styled house grooves with a contemporary twist of sunset building through the optimistic joyousness of ‘hope in our hearts before closing with lidells heartfelt and passionate emotional overload on we should be free. first emerging in 2012, after being sought out by glasgow label dixon avenue basement jams, and having previously been heavily involved with the free festival sound-system culture, the london born artists iconic sound has taken shape with the influence of music from cities like chicago, detroit and new york alongside the uks underground house scene. with both depth and clarity of vision, marquis hawkes second album for houndstooth expertly hones a shining hybrid of classic slamming house and grittily soulful optimism, making for a career-defining piece of work.
the french label normandy records proposes for its 3rd ep some promising artists. r.m from switzerland has become known with his label chikyu-u records and its hovering tracks. district 9, the combination of gunnter (boss of the label) and vincent g, already seen on rutilance recordings. julenn, a parisian, got know with his releases on the blind box vision label. finally, sichuan, a young norman artist, offers us here a first deep & mental piece.
subjoi embarks on the seventeenth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the gritty ‘take care’ ep or shall not fade sister-label lost palms. expedition seventeen features three jams packed full of ambient soundscapes, dusty drum patterns and dreamy synths, topped off with a summer fuelled remix by dj heure.
the ron trent label electric blue is back with his rt factor alias with 2 timeless releases. blue twilight on the a-side is a deeper than deep house track with call & response between the chords & bassline. electric ride is an acid tinged spoken word journey.
a band called flash’s third ep on the j4j record label continues to expand with a new group of future funk goodies. with the highly anticipated release of the hypnotic dance track “dracula” along with the funky vocals “there will be a time” and “vsl”, artist, songwriter and producer jared hines doesn’t disappoint. add to that, the intergalactic groove “song for spike” and you have an ep that will surely satisfy listeners and dancers alike.
the debut release of german deephouser youandme on mule musiq. title track with african diva black soda reminds me old king britt’s obafunke which is remixed recently. “unbound” on b1 is atmospheric deep house for a fan of lawrence or levon vincent.
the second edition of the rose records limited 10- series comes courtesy of junktion, whose releases on the likes of outplay and slow town didn t only sell out at breakneck speed but also established him as one of holland s biggest talents in discerning deephouse/disco circles. junktion does what he does best on this delightful little platter. the lolloping running for whatever on the a is as infectious as they come, with loads of clever samples arranged over classy rolling drums and a deep, rubbery bassline. flip over for pale blue dot, a slightly tougher, trippier uptempo workout with spaced out pads, big drums, crisp hats and massive synth stabs that should whip up a real frenzy in a packed club. killer pair of tunes from a producer that s very much on top of his game.
after shining a light on the garage’n’breaks of persian and the bump’n’house of brian bristol, the mysticisms’ crew return with another reissue, to a source of love and inspiration, the epicenter of the 90s nyc club music’s explosion and development, with an ep from the music production partnership of lee rodriguez and steven john craden.
better known as the team behind must-have the african dream double-header on eightball records, they were a feature, under numerous pseudonyms, on the early 90s nyc scene with appearances on a who’s who of labels including movin’, strictly rhythm, tribal and with elements of life, on oxygen music works.
die berlinerin meggy ist nun schon seit langem eine gefeierte djane und sängerin, die sich mittlerweile mit einer reihe großartiger soloveröffentlichungen auch als produzentin einen namen gemacht hat. erst im mai deisen jahres kam ihre times ep auf suol heraus, für die sie nicht nur eine menge lob und dj-support einheimste. jetzt ist sie zurück mit einer weiteren neuen ep – welcome to the v.
hitoshi murakami aka first floor debuts on local talk. opening track you dubn t know got a heavy bassline, deep chords and hypnotic textures and sounds like it was tailor-made for those dark and late after hours in the club. a righteous lesson in bumpin deep house... on the flip, delight , shows a different side. a piano driven house track with a great sense of melody that just keeps on keeping on - and that s a good thing.
yes, one hundred! wow! morris audio s 100th release is a milestone for one of the most productive labels from switzerland. morris audio started 18 years ago, the sublabel morris audio citysport 15 years ago. with a total of more than 150 releases, the labels have been making their marks by presenting different types of electronic music, from techno to minimal to deep house with everything in between. combining established producers and youngsters, morris audio has an impressive artist roaster. remember the likes of dub taylor, jackmate, hakan lidbo, burnski, till von sein, kris wadsworth, iron curtis, oli furness, dash dude, tom ellis&leif or brame just to name a few? it has been -club and home entertainment- for years and we celebrate this 100th release with two parts of well-crafted tech/house tunes. part 1 is the more techy one and features morris fella iron curtis, new signing anna wall & corbi, and swiss boys replika and elvis cassetta. collectors item!
the young manchester lad and family member swales returns to the land of honey butter to deliver his debut ep night cuisine. this four tracker is filled with dusty feel good sample flips in a true swales manner, ready to set summer nights in motion. this side is best described as a love story where lushness meets stomp, while that side effortlessly roles the top back down and takes on a more laid back approach to that deep disco sound.
straight out montpellier france, comes this double vinyl feast of deep, organic electronic sound. becoming is james s. taylor (swayzak uk) and cedrick eymenier (fr). this is their debut release exploring their interest in long tracks that change almost imperceptibly - subtle earworms for domestic and public enjoyment. slacker house is thus defined by this anglo french duo.
from the fringe of a dream house music fantasy, valerie from the galerie makes their debut with an album of plush, outsider nj style house music, that cuts the space in between the nu grooves of the burrell bros, the windy city bump of
,, mr. fingers and the seductive club gleam of soichi terada.
valerie from the galerie is dedicated wife and in-house producer for legendary dj bob cuts. specialising in hydroxide house, loose chignon and the conk.
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.
detroits javonntte steps up for the next installment from earl jeffers melange label. ive been a big fan of this mans music for a few years now, so its an honour to have him bless the label with some gems, and be the first artist to be on the label other than myself.
4th tilly jam with four deep disco / house slammer
folks, here is tilly jam number four, served by till von sein with a striking can’t stop, won’t stop attitude. as if the first three fourtrackers were just heating things up, he’s firing out another ensemble of four to bring serious exercise to the floor. “say say say”, the opening title track of this ep checks many trademarks its originator is known and praised for. an explicitly soulful affair, even flexing some g-funk muscles here and there. crackling vinyl noise in the background, warm and thick bass footing, a bassline doing the filterhouse-routine and a sample heavy arrangement that even gets a boost-up after half of its running time. then there is “shadrach”. go do some exegesis if interested where that name stems from. we can assure you, this jazz-infused build-up including nervous hi-hat patterns, a boldly bass groove, a frenzy drum-solo, inciting chants and a horn section scaling things up, stems directly from peaktime heaven. and on b1, “impala” is taking up the thread of this rather outgoing vibe, tvs is going for with this set of tunes. find an energetic beat providing the ground work for filtered adlibs that kinda nail what comes to mind when this track gets mixed in. “whoo-hoo-hoo” – that’s right. just add some subtle percussive lining and let a saxophone take over and you’ll have another trigger for floor-ecstasy at hand. cooling things off a little bit it’s “baden powell dr” as closing cut. tilly is winding up the melancholy-meter on this one, reversing elements and by adding pianochords and synth-pads, infusing an overall mood of wind-whistling summertime-sadness
politics of dancing records releases the third number of their famous p.o.d edits series. quite a line up on this one, with shonky, franck roger, 2vilas and john jastszebski reworking some house classics and underground gems. a weapon for your crate not to be missed.
time flies as the saying goes and indeed it has as quintessentials celebrates its 10 year anniversary. for a decade this mighty label has been getting some true love and support from all quarters. listening to the back catalogue now, most of the tunes still sound fresh and keep the label s famous deep, raw and real- motto alive. quintessentials has always been a platform for new talents as well as established artists, and with he likes of anton zap, vakula, baaz, the zohar, mcde, nicolas, ugly drums, toby tobias, borrowed identity, mat chiavaroli, 4004, soul of hex, s3a, los goddard, felipe gordon, javonntte……to name but a few, it s an enviable back catalogue. this -ten years quintessentials- compilation offers a wide range of styles: detroit inspired techno and house, a ruff chicago stomper, some proper deep house, a discoish tool, and crafty beats and basslines all over! we hope you enjoy this compilation as much as we do. we are ready for the next decade! are you?
aus music welcome the debut ep from, matt karmil. the sourced ep follows his critically acclaimed will on smalltown supersound. matt delivers two classily edited cuts and two off kilter deeper tracks, a perfectly balanced ep with a track for all times and moods.
chez damier plus cab drivers being summer anthem! chez and the cabbies teamed up in berlin to jam on >holiday ahead<. holiday time was made with the deepest love for house music. it will not only warm your heart but it will make your shoes burn. the dub is stripped down and full of the funkiness you expect from cab drivers.
harrison bdp embarks on the sixteenth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the ambient and spacey “be like water” ep for shall not fade sister-label lost palms. expedition sixteen features four jams packed full of dystopian-esque pads, crunchy drum sequences and ambient soundscapes.
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.
from the age of fifteen, mark laird has been playing clubs and shows around ireland in venues like sandinos, the factory and a residency in voodoo venue. dropping his debut release on jelly red, laird continues to fly the flag for his country as a stellar producer and now joins fabrizio ulivieri’s hopera records, following up records by luksek & jun kamoda, classonix, last nubian, never dull, and hyas.
super smooth release on nny records full of lush and sensual tracks. on the a side we can listen to nicson (flumo recordings) who delivers an excellent straight to heaven in a deep-house 90s mood, full of energy and class, after him f. vinuesa (solid tapes) approaches lo-fi and acid paths with highlands, a tune that is is capable of transporting you to another dimension. on the b side mateis e. aqir (jungle gym records) presents natural sense, a track that also takes you to a different dimension, this time more oriented to open spaces, in a balearic and new age mood fused with a leftfield touch which is a delight, and to close the compilation we have the great work of i see you in the plants, the new aka by pablo diskko for productions in an ambient techno-dub wave that absorbs you and catches you. a superb and an essential work.
2018 repress , with the debut release selling out in a matter of days and a repress already flying off the shelves, rhythm section international present their second offering in the form of a remix ep, with reworks of al dobson jr. by polish rising stars ptaki and manchester mainstay ruf dug. eschewing the typical notions of a remix package, rhythm section international offers up 2 new tracks that didn’t appear on rye lane volume one, accompanied by 2 strikingly imaginative remixes. on the a side the polish duo of jaromir kamiń,ski & bartosz kruczynski take al dobson jr’s tribal tom-tom rhythm and extend it into a sprawling disco epic, adding catchy keys and sensuous vocals that aim to tease the most reluctant of movers onto the dance-floor. ruf dug’s rework, named “ ruffy’s 3am canavan’s special” takes inspiration from one of many hazy late night sessions at the infamous peckham pool hall that is home to rhythm section. ruf dug, a rhythm section favourite and huge admirer of dobson’s beats, takes the gentle guitar strokes of the original and morphs them into metallic stabs, layered over an aggressive squelchy bass sound and sharp phasing hi-hats. this mantra is built upon in an effortless style typical of the mancunian producer and is as catchy as it is hypnotic.
girls of the internets deep-house-dub-techno-afro ballad: when u go is now being pressed up to vinyl on ramp recordings. since its release, when u go has been burning up some of the more discerning dancefloors worldwide, with club support from djs as diverse as mark farina, stacey pullen, eli escobar, oliver $, françois k, soul clap, roger sanchez, carl craig, booker t, serverino, riva star, doc martin, karizma, marco carola, tensnake & mousse t. peckhams finest pervayers of deep house, bradley zero approved duo fyi chris, turn in an exclusive dubby west coast-vibed remix of the track available only on this vinyl. the b side is a brand new track from girls of the internet - running featuring nattlie maddix, of the house gospel choir. mixing live instruments with synths and drum machines, running is a soulful yet driving disco tinged deep house track. to finish off this massive package, local actions finn delivers a genre-straddling remix of running.
matt lord & dego release their 3rd collaborative 12- inch vinyl. this exploration in sound focuses on different moods within a track whilst using dynamic changes. with the ever steady grooves 2000black pushes ahead
chicago’s noble square recordings jetsets to europe for an incredible compilation. the a side is anaxander’s boogie-centric “street slang” & the snuff crew’s unique breaks vibe “pleasant journey-. isoul8 aka volcov & ric miranda on the roland heavy-groove “p boogie” on the flip. stickered
brand new from vancouver s regular fantasy on total stasis featuring guest touches from some of the mood hut family....sunsets & sublets - a record with several big hits by regularfantasy (british columbia) - also from dj silk, bobo eyes, plush throw, lonely flute, etc. with her pacific and personal vocal house/r&b sound
darand land presents a new perspective of deep house where focal points converge and give way to layers of harmonic tension and emotion supported by nuanced drum grooves. in his words, it is a nod to early 90s urban house with postmodern anglings. mastered by jose rico.
DID YOU EVER (REMIXES BY CINTHIE, DANA RUH, VIRGO FOUR)
12" Vinyl D06.08.18
parallel berlin head daniela la luz returns to her home away from home, housewax with a few friends to rework her modern classic, -did you ever-. originally released in 2014 -did you ever- was an instant classic amongst decerning house heads, but it was when detroit legend, moodymann dropped it as closing track on his dj kicks compilation the year later. the light well and truly spun onto la luz and her sublime approach of house and techno. now to kick off 2018 housewax have invited virgo 4, dah ruh and cinthie to offer their spin on -did you ever-. together they each offer 3 unique takes from house to deep techno, yet managing to stay true to the soulful flavor of the original.
when commissioning remixes, the best labels think outside the box. that s exactly what firecracker s lindsay todd did when seeking out producers to rework tracks from linkwood s excellent expressions album. on this second 12- in an ongoing series, that faith has paid dividends. whereas the original version of ignorance is bliss was a warm, woozy, sun-kissed deep house affair, healing force project has reinvented it as a stargazing chunk of 21st century space jazz, complete with twinkling chords, low-slung double bass and reverb-laden drum solos. the musephased interpretation of love lost by kimochi label head area sticks closer to the ultra-deep, melancholic vibe of linkwood s original, but adds a frisson of excitement via bubbling, detroit-influenced electronics and hypnotic rhythms.
• healing force project & area remixes
• strictly limited vinyl
• silkscreened artwork by house of traps & al white
• custom, unique obi-strip artwork
for those that knoe delves deeper into the archives once more to repackage a bundle of hard to find cuts on vinyl that have been staple supplies in ben s record bag over the years. the early to mid 2000s was a period of minimal techno overload, finding quality house music then was a challenge compared to today. rather than follow the herd, some european producers took influence from the original minimal pioneers and fused those approaches with house music themes in order to push a unique sound of the era. they turned minimal on its head and gave took it in a different direction. canson from switzerland released a handful of records between 2002 and 2005 that were a prime example of this aesthetic. stripped back beats with syncopated melodies - perfect cuts for those early sets or hazy morning sessions. the three tracks featured on this compilation were originally released on two solo eps for canson: itsudemo and holiday plug in, both of which have claimed squatter s rights in my record bag for almost 15 years. i don t think i ve played one early slot or house set without one of them. this record is quite a personal one for me as it s a representation of my deeper sound as a dj. now the original records are a little hard to find so im so glad to share my choice picks of cansons material on a my label.
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (017 RWRK) INEX EP004 (VINYL ONLY, HAND NUMBERED)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
inhale exhale records is back with the 4th strike of the germany based house label. this time with the 1st solo ep, and its limited to 400 pieces. please welcome jesse bru to the inex family. this record brings all the vibes that you need for good moods, deep sounds and well selected samples to pumpy house nuggets back to hip hop. jesse give us this instant classic. enjoy
with another blazing number lined up in this burgeoning chain of sound (with tracks from ray kandinski, anthony fade, dos...) nerang recordings have just announced their latest, nrngva004 - a six-track mini comp featuring nyc s finest j albert, cassettes for kids, m44k, label staples dj whipr snipr & iok, dj nerdiboy and dj psychiatre. it s all due out late july according to the label... if the pressing plants aren t too busy minting some useless david bowie reissue for 2019 s rsd by then
melbourne outfit houses in motion present their fourth offering from their solo ep series, this time from adelaide’s own subjoi. titled flashing lights (him004), this curation is a selection of woozy melodic house coated in a lo-fi patina.
vocal cuts and driving percussion permeate three original tunes exploring the scope of moods, from deep slow-burners to exploding dance floor starters.
the title track edit, ‘flashing lights’, punctuates it all with oozing soulful vocal samples and a riff catchy in its simplicity. here, subjoi brings together four pieces of ol’ faithful type house joints for club rooms and easy listening alike.
lb aka labat is a regular cat in the french circuit with releases on disques solaires, dko or recently wolf music. this ep highlights once again his unique style with an all inside mpc production blending samples with sharp signature beats. the opener is stone cold disco house jam in the deep parrish tradition. nothing new is a spacey hip hop joint taking you a ride to destination spice go - a detroish hip house beat. on flipside, celestial plan is a special party break with deep jazz samples mixed with a mpc signature that gives this track a very uncommon signature and groove. better be ready for this one before landing to sticky green countryside.
2018 repress , genius of time for running back! finally making the esteemed juno jam - known and dearly loved since john talabots dj-kicks contribution - available to a wider public for the first time, the gothenburg couple draw a whole tribal-vodoo-house-ep around it. percussion happy and as spiritual as a green mass, it would make joe claussell proud. bass drum, djungel muzik!
oozing, oozing soul, oozing feel, oozing the essence of rhythm and the body. this is what elbee bad is about. a native new yorker who has long since transplanted himself in berlin, elbee bad aka the prince of dance is back on thema recordings with a masterclass mini album that will resonate for years to come. crossing dimensions- is more than just a record, it is a philosophy on turntablism and what it means to be engaged in this culture. sitting comfortably on the shelf next to artists like mr. g, moodymann, and dj sprinkles, elbee recalls this genuine house feeling while adding a spice that could only be summoned out of his creative nuance. from the anthemic knowledge of request monster to the bass blistering sonnets of crossing dimensions, elbee showcases the sound of an artist who is deeply in touch with himself, the crowd, and the history of this music. no filler, no bullshit, just truth, love, and house.
inner sunset recordings s homero g. is at it again with another deep house 4-track e.p., only this time serving up an emotionally unique and introspective angle never before heard on the isr imprint. this landmark 10th pressing from isr (entitled the -companionship & solitude e.p.-, cat no.: isr1210), takes listeners on a gentler journey into the realm of house music via soft pads, sentimental keyboard progressions, atmospheric organs, wispy flutes, and delicate vocal and oceanic samples. track a1 s -touch me (mess of emotions mix)- passionately, and intensely ushers listeners upwards towards a flourishing climax and back, via classic house piano chords and organs. while in contrast, track a2 s -touch me (low top dub)- applies all the themes and elements of a1, but in a steady and unwavering manner, to create an evenly sustained sense of well-being throughout. track b1 s -a companion s stroll- exudes happiness with its catchy flute riff, organs, and percussion, while b2 s -polyedrum tide s lament- uses the sounds of swelling ocean shores to entrancingly lull listeners into a hypnotic state of bliss and clam. packed full of emotion, ambiance and aura, this record is a truly unique addition isr s catalog and is not to miss!
inner sunset recordings is at it again with another slammin 4-track 12- vinyl e.p. that showcases the label s distinctively deep sound and classic roots, only this time with a modern twist! scheduled for release in april of 2018, squares there – -contemporary tools e.p.- (isr1209) takes isr s catalog to new territories with a more tech-oriented vocabulary of sounds and an array of modern production techniques never before employed on an isr release. for the classy and deep old-school heads out there, -she s shopping drunk again- (a1) is sure to be an instant pleaser with its jazzy vibraphone solos, soft organ lines, and walking bassline. -my sisters- (a2) meticulously utilizes repetition, major chords, and sub basses to blissfully numb and entrance the floor. side b s two versions of -hard press-, with their chunky beat and heavy bass, are an interesting study in variations on a theme. the -light mix- (b1) serves up radiant pads and swirling synth stabs, and the -dark mix- commits to taking the listener on a brooding, introspective, and psychedelic journey. this e.p. is not to be missed, as an awesome angle on the isr soundprint – one that seamlessly fits in with the rest of the catalog!
texas native demarkus lewis is up next on the great d3 elements label. this time, demarkus brings his signature diverse house style on this release, which features tracks from his mental notes album that only came out digitally in 2011. luckily for lovers of vinyl, d3 is putting out three of the gems from that release. first is the upfront house of without pause that is full of demarkus bumping drums, masterful combination of spacey, detroit style electronics and swirling chords that will get anyone onto the dancefloor. lady in pink also features some wonderful spacey chords, but is a more downtempo, broken beat type of affair, resplendent with computer bleeps. over onto the b side, demarkus takes us into a more spiritual and deep territory, with behind closed doors (afro main mix). the afro rhythms coupled with eman s spoken words turn this into a track that do wonders with a heaving, sweaty dance floor in the early hours. another winner for the d3 elements label.
attention long-time inner sunset recordings fans, collectors, newcomers, and anyone who might have missed getting their hands on these tracks the first time around! in response to ongoing public interest and demand, inner sunset recordings is proud to announce a special 4-track e.p. that features classic works and underground dance club favorites from the earliest years of the label s existence nearly a decade and a half ago! -i.s.r. classics: a reflection on the s.f. aughts- is a 12- record that fiercely epitomizes the inner sunset recordings sound and showcases some of the most loved and most highly sought after works (all remastered!) from releases: isr1201, isr1202, isr1204, and isr1205. from the dreamy and cosmic atmosphere of the attendant s -star gazing- (a1), to the uplifting and introspective ride that is low top s -hold me (original mix)- (a2), to the bold grassroots garage house sound of homero g. s -shoo be do anna- (b1), to the dark and ominous ambiance of homero g. s -manos lujosos- (b2) – this e.p. is the truest heart and soul of the inner sunset recordings crew, imprint, and sound.