final installment of kris wadsworth very own label - strong limited black box of the amazing uranus series - kw777 is exclusive in this box - we have only a handful of this very rare boxes - 8x180g vinyl - black / white marbled vinyl - each record with another shade - handstamped - very unique printed black banderole - shrinked - vinyl only!
vinyl-only label el milagro records presents its first release: three tracks of something that resembles house as much as it resembles many other things. between reeling synths, no-nonsense drum lines and one very particular piano, uruguayan fede lijts resina ep is chaotic in the best possible way. limited edition of marbled covers hand-painted by fede himself.
only one music proudly presents one of house music s anthems - the gathering aka chez damier, chris carrier & jef k - in my system! we are very happy to re-issue the most wanted jef k remix!
it will be a one sided special release. many thanks to chez, chris and jef!
with brighton being the spiritual birthplace of the london based anti skate label, it only felt right for them to finally have a proper release from a local talent. tech support’s output has seen releases on the likes of homage & astropical tapes, as well as a busy year of djing up and down the country. “excursion” is the dreamy playful opener that everyone needs to be prescribed in the morning, and not surprisingly, jesse bru has done an amazing job at turning it over its head quite intricately with a bit of detroit flavourings to go with it. the b-side is nothing short of special with the exciting piano keys and vocals on “praise” making it a boat party must-have. last but not least, the namesake “friends” is the butterfly-inducing club closer that’s been shown love by the likes of dan shake, lovebirds and laurence guy.
solaronemusic introduces their new -techno city series-. focused on citys around the world, which have given their contribution to the electronic music scene, the series will start with the leading motor city detroit. the first release will be from the mysterious detroit underground collective scan 7. after releases for underground resistance, tresor, derrick may s transmat and their own label cratesavers the collective now debuts on solaronemusic. the release comes with 3 funky dance floor classics and one hypnotic killer remix by the exaltics.
omar-s introduces detroit s newest diva on the scene, simon black with an x-rated 12- for the real freaky types. in line with some of the definitive vogue house tracks of the past, -i ll do it again- will become future ballroom staple. on the flipside, -freaky type- black slows it down and steams it up with some nasty vox over a beat produced by fit siegel. high kicks and hand snaps all around!
legwork’s footage series enlists two up-and-comers from the san francisco bay area. sepehr is a regular dj on the sf club and warehouse scene, making waves in early 2018 on the honey soundsystem label. justin lives and works across the bay in oakland, and can be found at many of the same parties. bottom line is you’ll be hearing more from these two in the future. raw detroit-style house is order here, with a remix from legwork hq of justin’s offering.
waajeed is proud to present strength, a cathartic ep on his own imprint, dirt tech reck. for this four-track package hes enrolled three detroit natives to collaborate ideeyah provides soulful vocals whilst jon dixon and jay daniel offer two diverse remixes. a detroit dream team, if you will. the title track is a radiant, melodic groover that looks to the sky for inspiration. ideeyahs lyrics battle with self-doubt, searching for solace in the harmonies around them, yet her vocals exude pure power. for his own string mix, waajeed elevates the delicate sentiment of the original to a sun-drenched dose of uplifting house. additionally, waajeed will perform across 17 dates for an extended tour between august and october this year, including shows at the legendary sub club in glasgow and movement festival torino. strength is the first of two singles from his full lp called from the dirt
detroit’s d-records is back with the detroit bounce ep vol 2 with santonio echols (kms/tresor) & switzerland’s lot 6. santonio features the tech house “dawn of the dance” & “changed” while lot 6 provides the deep house joint “the road” with remix by the legendary dj mark archer. acid & club vibes!
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. number 3 in the series kicks off on a proper old-school tip with cls mammoth can you feel it from 1991, a collaboration between todd terry and benji candelerio cls made a huge and lasting impression with this euphoric and anthemic slab of dancefloor madness. instantly recognisable from it s ravey riff and funky drum programming, file this one under rave classic ! over on the flip side we have south street player s smoothed out (who) keeps changing your mind? , a rolling and deep jam from roland clark and george morel that came out in 1993. this one s some lights down, honest to god soulful house music, skipping garage drums and that organ driven groove offer the perfect vehicle for clark s gorgeous vox to soar over. yet another set of absolutely essential sr cuts from the archive! remastered with love by optimum mastering, bristol from original master sources. made in conjunction with strictly rhythm 2018.
marcellus pittman s is back with his second ep of 2018 on his own unirhythm records. the jewel here is pittman s 2007 acidic masterpiece -there s somebody out there- getting the edit treatment from chicago s jamie 326, who whips the original into a hypnotic bender. -something like (a dream)- is an upbeat key-driven vocal house cut in pittman s flowing style with bits of vocals floating over the mix. -breathe beat- is a low key bouncer stripped down to the raw elements with floating synths hovering over a minimal shuffling beat
seven exquisite deep house cuts for you by producer toyin agbetu. a forgotten hero responsible for some of the most exquisite music out there. from streetsoul and hip hop to moody chicago and detroit inspired house and soulful garage cuts. all crafted with passion, love and devotion. with this ep frame of mind introduces you to some of his finest works recorded under his shades of black alias selected from several out of print 1990- 92 releases from the intrique label. must have for fans of mr fingers, larry heard! tip!!
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
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.
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.
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.
rogue d is the new solo project from danny minchella. under this new moniker he delivers the eagerly awaited chains. set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, its a high octane, club-ready number with abundant driving percussion. unstoppable force patrick topping is also back on home ground for the remix. chains was inspired by jamie 3:26s and cratebug’s edit of loretta holloway hit n quit - i wanted a simple, raw track, killer bassline and a soulful vocal. the process was very fast and i made the majority of the groove in one morning. i dug deep in my collection, looking for that special vocal and came across steve silk hurleys chain of fools (with aretha franklin on the original vocal), and it just made the record pop! - rogue d as an artist minchella has played some of the worlds most esteemed establishments and released on a wealth of high profile labels. he now aims to use his rogue d guise as a means to express his forward thinking and personal tastes in sound- from techno to old school garage to the sounds of detroit. he’s already released on dftd as well as providing a remix of soul claps misty on classic music company. in his relatively short career so far, label favourite patrick topping has made the cover of mixmag, won a coveted dj mag best of british award and made the resident advisor top 100 djs. hes released some of the biggest tracks on hot creations and is resident for jamie jones paradise at dc10. on his rework of chains, topping isolates the vocal and adds a tribal bounce to proceedings.
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.
first second label drop their 6th release from the mysterious berlin based duo g.e.o. corp. college drive, one mix for the school day and one for the night class with a der opium queen 3am dub mix for those nitelinkers or early starts. i think its alright? like ive heard it 1000 times and i still like it, plus i played it in clubs a few times and people had a good time, there’s a breakbeat in it, a big piano so solo, and one of those naff korg m1 saxophones thats in every house record. tip! – g.e.o. corp
gerd returns to aus with the prophetess ep, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. the a side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. if youre a fan of gs much loved ny stomp & geeeman monikers then this release should be no different
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.
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
detroit s inner city, one of the most influential dance acts of all time celebrated their 30th anniversary starting with a memorial day live show on the main stage of detroit’s movement festival this year. formed in 1987 by record producer, composer and international dj kevin saunderson and vocalist paris grey, inner city are best known for their early crossover hits “big fun” and “good life”. further successes saw the group topping the us billboard dance chart five times and securing nine top 40 hits on the uk singles chart.this 30th anniversary will mark a new chapter for inner city, one which sees kevin saunderson now joined by his son and creative protégé dantiez as a full-time member. new material and a live show will soon follow, featuring a variety of musical collaborators and vocalists. movement festival will set the stage for inner city’s new era, with a show formation featuring grammy winner and original inner city bandleader dennis white and kevin saunderson’s long-time collaborator tommy onyx alongside local talent and vocal sensation, steffanie christi’an. in kevin’s own words: “a true family and new sound for a new generation”. with over three decades in the game under inner city’s wing, with a renewed commitment to live performances featuring a strong family core, and two generations of saunderson men in the studio – inner city are poised to enjoy the good life as much today as they did in 1987 and this is entirely evident on the group s latest offering heavy . boasting a stellar edit from detroit techno luminary and inner city collaborator carl craig, heavy is a fresh taste of what s to come from this legendary outfit. essential detroit techno.
acid house alert! we are really excited to introduce you our new release. tomlin is a misterious producer from our gang and we are sure you will love him. pure analog stuff for omar s and levon vincents fans. dont miss it!
alert - b1 contains 8 clicks in the intro! the fifth regelbau record is a maxi of the single >i know<. the arhus group hi mount consisting of ph 1, dj central & dj sports, have teamed up with c.k of 2 bit crew. first mix was made by the four in thaiwork studios (cs livingroom). club mix and deep dub mix were made for the floor by the two brothers zaks.
houseworx proudly welcomes gary romalis from the motor city! i guess we don t need the introduce this great artist anymore. gary released on some of the scene s big players like intangible records, slow town, rawax, housewax, skylax jutst to name a few. w re very excited to share the -back 2 basicz- ep with you
this record comes with a version for every time and mood of a club night: jo pariotas cut of the original mix is the ideal warm up tune. flowing on a synthline that calls mike huckabys waldorf to mind, it is sweet and driving at the same time. the original mix by loveits own nico brun might be called „casual affair, but comes rolling on a phat wonky rhode that brings the groove! between the crunchy drums, a relaxed vocal snipped and warm synth unfold like the first rays of sunlight. the jk & lds reduction is punchy, minimal and dubby - with its pull and release kind of melody and the stuttered vocal sample it works perfect as a peak time dj tool. finally, the a.s.s. amnesia returns mix is something else entirely… you just have to experience it in its full 8 min breakbeat aphex twin-like glory. - morri313
top-remix-paket für die soul-perle -deep shadow- feat. sadie walker aus dem aktuellen nightmares on wax-album -shape the future-. kein geringerer als detroit-legende moodymann liefert deepe dancefloor-emotionen und damit eine seiner seltenen remix-arbeiten, sein detroiter nachbar illa j kommt mit einem gedämpften hiphop-bounce daher und nightmares dj e.a.s.e. himself erhöht schliesslich das tempo für seine club-version.
after a hiatus in 2017, city fly records return with a superb ep from label co-owner & serious sample digger, the last trip to gandahar. with previous sell out releases on better listen, kolour ltd and his sublime disco infused nugget r136a1 also on city fly. gandy’s releases have gained support from the likes of giorgio moroder, larry heard and bbc radio 6music. the ep brings an abundance of dancefloor dynamite which includes a collaboration with the ever talented erik rico, who has previously worked alongside artists as diverse as ron trent, dj spinna, q-tip and hip hop monarch tupac shakur. man of the moment byron the aquarius also steps up with a beautifully deep remix of higher! in a full ‘body & soul’ style.
bass culture welcomes frenchman leo pol to the fold for this fresh new four-tracker full of analogue vibes. leo s penchant for synthesisers and the warmth of his beloved machines is evident throughout this new release, with a retro soul spliced with modern sensibilities and, of course, visions of the future. things get off to an energetic start with caliente , a track that combines a killer main riff, scintillating pads and steam-powered percussion to really get those feet moving. this is followed by fnc burning , which totally slips the script with its off-kilter rhythm and uk-influenced breakbeat-esque sound. get ready for a sublime breakdown, with more uk rave stylings in the second half... fresh!on the flip side we get dark outside, which harks back to the early days of post-electro detroit. those formative years when masters like juan atkins were the soundtrack of motor city... from the hushed, silky vocal to the cosmic bleeps, this is a homage to the ghosts of techno s past, with a contemporary sheen.finally, we finish up with techyes no! , a dark, marauding stomper with a menacing atmosphere and spinetingling strings to really amplify the eerie feeling that pervades throughout. a diverse, yet cohesive collection of killer cuts from the young master leo pol and another superb bass culture release. only the finest from d julz s excellent label...
we are happy to introduce a new release and a new project from ben vedren and chez damier, a new collaboration that has been in the making for some time now. side aa1 presents a unique sound in its vibe, kind of a minimal track. the french discussion/vocal in the background adds another dimension. you don t need to speak the language to understand what s going on, but you must wonder at some point: do i understand french or is it the music that made me understand them? an -organ- sound intervenes towards the end bringing power and light to the hall. it s eleven minutes of pure music! while -aa- is composed of two different remixes of a different track, -berlin nights in paris- it can probably be called the house anthem. it starts strong with some acid sound and is filled with a lot of wonderful elements. like a gourmet meal, you wonder if the track shouldn t have been at least three times longer to satisfy the gluttony of the listen. the techno remixes of the track. it s a perfect example of detroit meets house. techno track can, with no doubt, feed and drive the dance floor. no need for more than five words to describe it – it s a serious techno track.
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
those with an internet connection may be familiar with paolo di nicolantonio through his incredible youtube channel, synthmania. his channel is hub showcasing his endless arsenal of synths and drum machines from his home studio in italy. unlike his italo-heavy channel, this record consists of two original tracks, one old-school deep house number and an additional beatless juno-60 jam to boot. craigie knowes also welcome their first remixer to the label, the impeccable uk deep techno producer, john shima.
violet-the color of royalty and majesty, of dreamy and calming consciousness…here translated to a spirited collection of absolute music drivetrain (detroit, usa) – “breathe” derrick thompson engineers another captivating late night soul-bender. a commanding filtered bass groove, dominates melodic chord progressions with accentuating dynamic percussion and spicy vocal support mattimoe-perrine (toledo, usa) – “llucid” nathan mattimoe and todd perrine return with a composition of charismatic rhythm intelligence. as the journey builds, the elements become more intense, evolving to a vocal crescendo of synthesized deepness trecci (paris, france) – “sagami” soiree proudly welcomes trecci and his tribal inspired floor filler. drum manipulation integrates with vocal energy to ultimately dissolve in a hypnotic, quintessential string refrain funtom (zagreb, croatia) – “french connection” another newcomer to soiree, funtom musically animates the essence of high-tech sensuality. an alluring female voice subconsciously unveils a bed of infactuating pads, stabs and inflections
marquis hawkes is an alter ego adopted by long time electronic music producer mark hawkins, founded for his house music focussed activities. hawkins decided it was time for a reboot after being head-hunted by old friends dan monox and kenny wasp, who had just founded dixon avenue basement jams in 2012, particularly as the material differed from what hed previously released.
detroit legend alton miller joins again neroli after his first release from a couple of years back. the music institute resident teamed up with neroli to pick up a selection from his vast catalogue as well as new songs or never released versions. deep, soulful and beautiful...
vinyl only w/ mike huckaby remix. jorge caiado’s new “cycles” ep, offers 3 strong versions of title theme plus a remix by detroit legend mike huckaby. a house/techno manifesto that takes his artistic vision one step further, placing him as a cutting edge producer internationally supported by the likes of move d and others. from lisbon via detroit, “cycles” will make any worldwide dancefloor take a peak. so grab it, play it and check the results.
the saver flex ep offers up no less than four seriously catchy house jams. blue shoe kicks off the proceedings with some funked up percussion, which immediately shows that kolja s background as a drummer has taught him a thing or two about groove. a looping organ lick, some little shouts in the background, big stabs and a massive kick drum push the track forward. cleverly arranged breakdowns allow for a couple of breathers to keep the party action going throughout. moving on to lax wax , we ease up a little with a lighter beat on top of which filtered piano chords, a live bass and just a touch of guitar set the perfect mood for an organ solo that simply oozes summer vibes. buggel runter rutschen keeps the mood nice and sunny while adding more punch with snappy kicks and snares – a hugely danceable foundation for these guys to show us what is so great about 70s and 80s disco and funk that these styles are amongst their biggest influences. you had better ask a german what kagghaufen means, we don t want to put you off your dinner. we hope it will be just as tasty as this track is with its pounding, straight beat, which is counterpointed by bouncy congas, funky vocal cuts, beautiful pads and healthy dose of squelchy acid for good measure. all of this is effortlessly combined to round off the ep in style.
casey tucker is on a roll at the moment, and his infectious brand of uplifting, full-fat machine soul seems to have struck a chord in many places (not least via his reissues on for those that knoe). after appearing on love notes back in 2015, tuckers back on the label with another salvo of colourful, charming and utterly magnificent house jams shot through with the inventive programming of techno. alternative faction is many things a bubbly acid track, a swooning deep house cut and a sassy broken beat affair and yet feels utterly smooth in its execution. that time of year has plenty of motor city soul feeding into its composition, not least in the gorgeous synth strings, and new mission gets busy in the swing with all kinds of bouncing melodies and rhythms.
XTRA (MAURICE FULTON / HORSE MEAT DISCO / DERRICK CARTER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.06.18
ahead of the release of honey dijons upcoming remix album xtra, maurice fulton, ashley beedle, derrick carter and horse meat disco step up to remix records from honeys debut full-length work‘the best of both worlds. on the a-side is honey dijon featuring joi cardwell state of confusion, maurice fulton giving it a new jersey-esque lilt and allowing jois voice to resonate. next up ashley beedle ups the tempo and the energy on his mix of burn, honeys collaboration with tim k featuring jason walker. derrick carter cranks the pressure on catch the beat, crunching out the bassline for an extended industrial backdrop to cakes da killas rap vocals. in stark contrast, the final b-side is a horse meat disco mix of honey and tim ks cover of aquarian dream, look ahead featuring the voice of sam sparro. with all the warmth of a sunny afternoon in the city, the london collective funk the cover all the way up, adding horn blasts for more of a house strut. giving a glimpse of whats to come from the full-length xtra, this is the ultimate vinyl fix from honey and friends to tide you over.
dubbed by igloo magazine as the -romanian detroit electro/techno pioneer- and by the late aaron carl as -the romanian underground resistance himself-, andrew red hand from romania s spiritual capital of lasi stands up as an unwavering militant of the underground, a true detroit spirit possessed as romanian humanoid! from his early gigs throwing parties as one of the first generation djs in lasi since 1997, arh continues to break boundaries as part of the romanian resistance scene and numerous time portals as they open around europe. his blistering, mind-bending sets such as at berlin s tresor and griessmuehle see the dj with the red hand fuse pure detroit electro and techno with the sounds of techno-bass, raw chicago acid house, classics and futuristic beats. his mixes for radio ur (underground resistance) and the grid (detroit techno militia) remain some of the best frequency transmissions to surface to air. armed with a soviet union reel to reel majak 203, his scorching raw analogue and searing acid productions have been picked up by foundational detroit labels such as twilight 76, matrix, detroit underground, databass, detroit techno militia, cratesavers intl, visillusion as well as around the world from holland s iconic m>o>s recordings to 1Ø pills mate (lobster theremin), bass agenda and land of dance. on his remix list includes work for scan 7, santonio echois, thomas barnett, sean deason, niko marks, six foe, t.linder and more while support from anthony shake shakir, dj bone, dave clarke, dj godfather has been garnered for our sonic warrior... beware of the red hand!
the collective rhythm network (hamilton, canada), is a weekly radio show that focuses on underground dance music past and present. this ep was produced in celebration of the radio shows 20th anniversary, featuring tracks by detroits rick wilhite, ron allen and terrence parker !
k15 returns to wotnot after more killer releases on eglo & wild oats, a collaboration with henry wu, and remixes for nubya garcia, colm k (on tiffs joints) and wotnot s own william florelle, not to mention the beautiful record earlier this year under his culross close alias. we re all creative but somehow, being creative has become a class within itself, often defined and measured by the whims of popular culture and monetary gain, which leads us to devalue what we create if we are not successful by those metrics. we are all creative, we all use our experience, talent and feeling to shape and we should be glad we create anything. this ep holds onto this mantra tightly throughout, reflecting both the meditative and joyful effects of unimpeded creativity. the title track begins with k15s signature introspection, deep washes of jazz-inflected textures before exploding into a rapturous syncopated synth groove. b1 communion explores the spiritual angle with a devotional piano cadence over bouncing drum pattern, with interlocking bass and synth rhythms adding to the hypnotic mood. wrapping up the release is a warm, deep-soak hip hop instrumental titled you re alive (theres still time), a message to self but also a beacon of hope to those who have maybe not created as much as they would have liked, or have strayed from the path the intended to take.
roy davis, jr. s undaground therapy muzik label relaunches after almost 20 years with al zanders guidance ep. al zanders approach to his first ep of 2018 is as precise as it is whimsical. featuring 4 tracks showing zanders sheer versatile when it comes to making music. opened by piano-percussion track martha s revenge which is made so clearly for dance floors, followed by television, a chance for a closed- eyes boogie be it on a dance floor in the middle of a set, or on the sofa at home. on the b-side, likes for cash s comedic title is met in contrast with a piercing synth top-line and stripped back drums, with just enough of a bassline to sit in-between the drums and synths. closing the ep is guidance, a reflective and a chance for the ep to close as well as it would close a dance floor when the lights come on at the end of the night.
the latest joint on uzuri comes from mark hand, a secret weapon of the uk house underground who has been active for a long time and now seems to be finally getting the props he deserves. his mood on -all caught up- reflects the infectious positivity of his live sets at freerotation, all mellifluous rhodes keys and classic deep house signifiers that seep into your soul. -cobwebs- is just as smooth, although it takes on a more deep-diving tone laden with transcendental chord progressions and a dash of motor city melancholy. that makes patrice scott the perfect choice to remix the track, and he takes a measured approach to simmering the component parts down for a version garnished with gorgeous piano and synth tones.
de lichting is a brand new collaborative project between three key underground labels from amsterdam namely yield records, native response and working titles. all with their own successful solo projects and well established in what they do, the collaboration is -a coming of age story narrated by a bunch of music heads from the same city.- it is a project that sees seven self-confessed music nerds putting their diy ideals front and centre and coming together to self-release these 13 new and exciting tracks.
mike huckaby, bergqvist, dj sports, raam and lns remix ‘deep soundscapes’, takecha’s album recently released on sweden’s love potion. released in march, the album incorporates takeshi fukushima’s work between 1990 to 2013 and affirms why the producer is such a respected figure within japan’s electronic music scene. now his compositions have been remixed by some of house music’s best, featuring renditions from detroit’s mike huckaby, aniara’s henrik bergqvist, the elusive raam, firecracker and regelbau’s dj sports, as well as wania and freakout cult’s lns. mike huckaby inaugurates the release with his sultry take on ‘low sentiment’, blending deep synths with murmuring vocals to forge a proper deep house cut. bergqvist then remixes ‘rhodes deep’ creating a bouncy minimal cut incorporating the original’s scintillating melody alongside meandering percussion and twisted effects, making way into dj sports’ remix of ‘gradual atmosphere’ with its intricate breakbeat drums and dreamlike atmospherics. raam then reinvents ‘calm imagination’ taking it into subterranean territories complete with infectious keys, until lns ties it all together with her mesmerising beatless reimagining of ‘factory 141’.
under one of his most notable guises, larry heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. cerebral hemispheres is his first full length album as mr. fingers in almost 25 years. famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and dj spanning 35 years. due for release on his own imprint alleviated records, cerebral hemispheres features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into larry s musical world.
fragrant harbour once again dig out a cult gem from the seemingly endless vaults of 90s dance music, picking up on a rare and precious gem from a seminal laurent garnier mix and giving it the remaster and reissue it deserves. the artists responsible, broccoli brothers vs righteous men, hailed from germany and were trying to emulate mike dunn. -catch it (calm manoeuvre)- is a spaced out deep house track with all the gritty impact of a classic jam, while -catch it (jam)- gets decidedly rowdy with its hefty kick, jacked up swing and wonky bassline. on the b side -ruhrschnellweg (last exit stahlhausen mix)- brings a little detroit flavour into the mix with spectacular, uplifting results.
cinthie is best known for her imprint beste modus. for ground service cinthie delivers two strong floor bangers that will fulfill your needs on setting your crowd on fire. zky of cab drivers remixed both of the tracks. his interpretations with additional sounds and basslines give them a more jacidish twist.
esteban adame cut his teeth djing at the ditch parties and house parties of east la in the 90s. he then moved to detroit to apprentice with mad mike banks, performing as part of los hermanos and galaxy to galaxy. more than twenty years on, he still lives and breathes music. this is his debut record for mister saturday night records, raw and joyful.
dj koyote and too smooth christ team up to release on some party tunes, a 3-track ep of collaborative and spontaneous jams. willing to produce coupe-decale-inspired tracks with old analogue gear, they crafted at the end an hybrid sound mixture, somewhere between south african house, grime and uk funky. on error : does not computer, a tr606 meets swirling arpeggios spiced with crystal riffs. a sneaky bass line provides an even more swaying groove to the track. on strike (on-a-string mix), a straight-out-of-pretoria riff meets a strong and conquering string stab on top of a really dry and thumping beat. modern action is the most introspective track of the ep, with an m1 pattern flipped upside-down and hazy cymbals rythms.
on this joint ep with reggie dokes, gari explores the world of deepness without hesitation. he takes us on an intergalactic mind trip, while keeping it true to the dancefloor. on the a side is reggie dokes, who gives us deep house, then without shame moves us into that detroit style of techno, cultivated by the motor city. mr. dokes likes to walk in both worlds of house and techno, and not confine himself to one particular genre. this ep is the perfect marriage of two creative producers, who bring excitement and inspiration to the dancefloor.
georgian producer hamatsuki appeared on gasp last year with the uncertain loops cassette release, but makes his vinyl debut on this damn fine 12- for the recently minted sensu label. -remember- is a rich, undulating swirl of deep house laden with melancholic pads, while -rett- sports a sunnier tone for its own arsenal of soft, rounded synth tones. dj sports comes on board for a remix of -rett- that plays with said synths and creates springy, computer jazz melodic threads out of them. -inexplainable inner sadness- completes the set with another trip into warm, chicago-indebted house tones for the introspective dancer.
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collaborating with producers cassy holds in high regard is the modus operandi of her newly launched label, kwench records. powered by the finesse of us veteran pete moss, the fourth ep dips the imprint into a slicker, more sensual side to house music. and adding fire to the flame is the legendary ron trent, who completes the release with a scorching ten-minute remix. cassy launched kwench records with a burning appetite to create house music with esteemed producers whose careers could be defined by their eagerness to experiment. with her championing moss’s and trent’s productions for years, she approached the fourth release confident that their collaborative material would be dynamite. cassy, among hundreds of her peers in the dance music sphere, has been an ardent admirer of chicago house hero ron trent for years. with a huge back catalogue dating back to 1990 its safe to say he holds a special place within dance music.
here is anothers second release, a 3 tracks ep from chicagos iconic house producer rick wade, who has reinvented himself in the recent years. this is quite obvious on this record which oscillates between old school and modernity, especially with the track be the one on b2, a futuristic deep house anthem. rick fans wont be disappointed ! dont sleep on this one. vinyl only !
john daly is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of deep dub-house. the irish man s music has an unique and truly original trademark sound. with these two tracks he proves once again his exceptional quality and makes no secret about his influence, real chicago and detroit house in a fresh and timeless outfit with his special twist. already championed in sets by great djs such as laurent garnier and antal to name just a few.
oh so you thought that was it with relo1? -funny idea but we wont ever hear from those goofy guys again.- you were so wrong. we spent 7 months in the studio and pulled another 3 pointer out of the hat with a bat. relo2 is here from the rebound lounge label and production project brought to you by dj dog(aka dj fett burger) & double dancer.
reissue des legendären dritten peacefrog-albums des detroiter house-produzenten kenny dixon jr. aka moodymann von 2003. -silence in the secret garden- ist ein persönlicher und spiritueller trip in das herz und die seele der black music. vom düsteren minimalismus des titeltracks bis zum unwiderstehlichen funk von -yesterday s party-, dieser klassiker weiß auch 15 jahre nach seiner erstveröffentlichung weiterhin zu überraschen und zu inspirieren.
by day he guides lasers into position using precision equipment, at night he crafts raw house music. welcome to the unusual world of reflection port assembly. we got to know one another through a few brief, slurred encounters in the smoking area during the fabled forza italo night or at the aptly named gary’s gang. pretty soon it was clear that he had impeccable taste, like that record that featured coil and ice t. one sunny friday afternoon in june, he tore himself away from guiding the lasers and we met up in the city centre. the light breeze did nothing to dissuade the office workers from gathering outside the pub for sneaky post-work pints. surrounded a sea of grey and blue business attire, we agreed to make ‘retribution’ the second release on first cut. featuring three cuts, it spans house, electro, boogie and even some detroit techno influences. but ’retribution’ is more than the sum of these parts. unlike his precision-based day job it’s rough and imperfect, flawed but warm, messy and charming - like a snapshot of every day life in dublin.
another dreamer joins our ocd ranks. after our launch ep by ac$, we’ve cast our ears across the pond and discovered adam solomon, pushing the underground scene up in montreal. with influences spanning across various genres, we believe adam’s debut ep is just a small insight into what his career will bring forth. from mtl 2 the world.
roots underground records presents the 4th ace release signed by marcello napoletano who’s back in the guise of anthony parasaula. the gifted mind of the italian producer has been digging through visceral, rough, genuine or physically concrete meanderings of the underground electronic culture while sublimating the sound by his peculiar treatments to drive it to a certain diverse sophistication.
after the success of the joe cleen ep, jazz cabbage returns in purple with a special new draft in the team: daisuke kondo from okayama, japan. after spending his teenage years playing bass in local psychedelic bands, daisuke finds his calling through detroit soulful house, and delivers here a well rounded punchy deep house ep with distinctive jazzy harmonies & percussions. on the flip is french broken beat don kaffe creme doing what he does best. follow the cabbage!
alex handley (auto sound city) and nigel rogers (perseus traxx) catch up on a regular basis to casually jam out on various machines in a kippax basement, then edit, twist and re-jam them in a york flat. housed in a white paper sleeve, this is a fantastic example of beautifully handcrafted yorkshire electronics, with a distinctively raw and rustic feel. the label, screen printed on a kitchen table, is a reflection of the punk ethic of the duo just doing as they please to please themselves. 100% handcrafted yorkshire honesty. limited to 200 copies!
wild oats proudly presents a new 7 inch from kyle hall entitled ‘eutrophia sevan’. this projwild oats proudly presents a new 7 inch from kyle hall entitled ‘eutrophia sevan’. this project is an ode to the earth and its plant based life forms that give us sustenance, nurturing, and knowledge through its cultivation, observation, and consumption.
cosmic garden (from cosmic rhythm fame...) new on our royal oak series. 4 tracks of smooth bleepy house that only italians do right. deep, timeless, all analog produced tracks for that pleasure moment.