first of the year on butter sessions sees label heads sleep d return with their first solo ep since 2017. two unclassifiable, deep and euphoric bangers come out of the woods with elements of techno, idm and bass music. opening up the record we have u+zone a sweet and heart warming electro-cosmic force that takes inspiration from the deep ocean and the stark, spacious landscape of outback australia. emerging on the flip, centro turns the mood to the darker side with it s eerie chords and choir harmonies, held together with a monstrous drum and bass rytm designed for the freaks and geeks out there. pressed at 45rpm for extra fatness.
repress 2019 - hot on the heels of aus recent releases from breach, huxley and bwana they ready their next offering from irish duo and long term label affiliates bicep. aptly timed for the festival months, their just ep follows up a series of self-released titles which include collaborations with ebony and midland and is an impassioned bundle of broken beats, shimmering synth lines and rapturous piano chords. the title track kicks things off and suffuses a broken kick and snare combo with a poignant sequence and heart-rending synth strings. a vocal refrain drops in and out throughout a lucent breakdown before () lays a soft, filtered croon over a swelling piano motif. tension is astutely balanced, never quite boiling over and keeping the listener pinned before () drives a tough, gravelly kick under gentle flecks of acid and rich sweeping pads.
LIFE & DEATH ON A NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR, 1980-1983 PART 2 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK29.01.19
representation of one of the most extraordinary periods in new york citys epic musical history. incl. tracks by edwin birdsong, george kranz, james white & the blacks, john robie, loose joints, material, peech boys, quando quango
4 new artists on the rise for this new va. 3 from spain and one from berlin creating the new axis of modern techno. techno quality without concessions for the dance floor that is having the best reviews by professional djs..
dos attack are two childhood friends come djs and producers from madrid who ve have managed to create their own little space in the electronic music landscape. the masterminds behind cult label riverette, with releases by such exciting and forward-thinking artists as legowelt, oskar offermann, kornel kovacs, and minor science, the two are insatiable diggers to a point that they opened their own record store in the center of their hometown, named after the label. both as djs and producers, their creations are a reflection of their collection and taste – sometimes trance-y, sometimes hyperactive, always weird and wonderful, mixing the energy of late 70s new york with the good vibes of 90s rom-coms – pure love.
mark barrott is the man behind international feel, roca, future loop foundation, as well as being a founding of the balearic boy-band talamanca system alongside gerd janson & lauer. nature sounds of the balearics is marks debut lp on running back incantations. most music does not come out of nowhere. arising and appearing in a pre-existing system of influences, cross-references, roots, memories and desires, it either directly points towards a heritage or into the future. mark barrotts nature sounds of the balearics is a bit of both
lauer always rhymes with power. proven by countless remixes, productions and projects like arto mwambe, black spuma, talamanca system or tuff city kids and his own-brand. there arent many dance floors left that havent been blessed by all this glory. now, the aptly titled third album of frankfurts prime export regarding all things melodic, teenaged and synthesized, intensifies, condenses and hones the sound, he has been developing for years: a topical take on classic dance and 80ies pop figures, disco music in a closet (lauer is still in denial), singing arpeggios, android choirs, beautiful bass lines and sometimes the apparitional architecture of house music.
MUESTRA (ROY OF THE RAVERS, JAMIE PATON, KRIS BAHA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK23.11.18
and so especial comes to its 30th release. as with the ees010 and ees020 the 12inch is given over as a sampler ep of alternate versions, dubs and unreleased cuts that deserve their time in the spotlight. again featuring a labels whos who, with fairplay, paton and baha appearing, but also new crews in vogue with roy of the ravers back, joined by the esteemed freeform five plus a debut from bal5000.
having previously appeared on feel my bicep, optimo music, loft records and his own the hammer hits imprint, modern magic welcome belfast dj and producer hammer as the latest artist to their stable. the “ozone” ep is the dublin label’s 4th release, following 12”s from dmx krew, duke slammer and armonics, black spuma.
brand new lobster undr sublanabel for nostalgic, moody, deep & dark club traxx. first three from hidden spheres, andrew red hand + asok. from heady early 90’s manchester rave to dungeons & dragons electro and deep percussion heavy twisters. heavy productions & weighty goods.
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.
manana presents a new remix ep bringing together some essential re-works of sound species and ache meyis collaboration recordings. originally recorded in 2016 in santiago de cuba during the lead-up to the manana festival in the city, the original sessions were an inspired fusion of ache meyis deep folkloric afro-cuban styles with sound species subtle electronic touches. the new re-works have attracted some familiar names from clubland: broken beat don ig culture keeps the roots of ogun meyi meyi intact with a bass-heavy, percussive attack brilliant uk drummer and producer tom skinner strips back egrem bata jam on a pulsing new version chicago legend ron trent creates a more melodic dancefloor re-work of alinas calypsos while sound species themselves beef up the original afro-haitian rhythms of the same track for a dubbier treatment.
bobby cazanova powers full throttle into outerspace, charging from galaxy to galaxy with a heart full of emotions in tow. feel all the feels with his cosmic supply of house and electro tinged sentiments!
SOLIPSISM (COLLECTED WORKS 2006-2013) (LTD CREAM LP + 12 INCH)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D23.10.18
limited edition cream coloured lp with bonus 12 inch. solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
autarkic describe himself as first and foremost a songwriter but he has also made a name for himself as an international dj. over the past three years the musician based in tel aviv has, with great success, played clubs throughout all of europe. one extra memorable gig was on last year’s edition of convenanza in the amphitheatre in sete, france. rumour has it that the sea living mammals of the area flocked in large groups in the waters below during autarkic’s gig. this 12” picture vinyl is his first release on hoga nord rekords and the slightly psychedelic, sample- and synthesiser based club music that has become autarkic’s trademark sound is captured by an impeccable production. the music is playful, yet stripped down to the essentials and not overloaded. the vocal elements works more as percussive elements than the carrier of the storytelling in the music. if you missed him live or just don’t have the means to go see him, this record give a taste of autarkic’s hypnotic live performances!
solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
argot records was born in 2006 in riccione (italy) from the stable relationship and friendship of the two musicians and djs pepe and giaga. they created it to make their music more freely, without impositions, with an own identity, fascinated on every kind of test.
this is amsterdam based musique exotique’s launch realised in the form of a seducitive solid white, blue & purple 12” record that includes a free digital download (printed on the label) as well as wonderful cover art by the infamous japanese twins, hamadaraka.
dutch artists machinegewehr and ayden vice team up to bring that timeless retro italo vibe with moroder inspired bass arpeggiation, mysterious vocals and epic pads.
on the b side, san francisco based dutch artist, yobkiss, offers up a masterful remix taking the track into darker electro territory. his offering includes beautifully haunting japanese vocals by the producer’s long time collaborator yuko araki for exceptional exotiqueness.
brand new detroit duo man vs indian man comprises ian finkelstein (of scott grooves’s overdubs fame) and even haywood. complementing each other’s strengths, the pair make the perfect match as they pour out thick viscously barbed future soul in thick gooey doses, both “ice accountant” and “cloud nine” are wrapped in foggy layers of sleepy textures as the falsetto vocals and lean instrumentation cut through with dreamy delight. remixes from the legendary egyptian lover (cosmic electro), fellow detroitian pontchartrain (filtered disco house) and brazilian table daddy (lolloping dream tech).
limited orange tape version max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.” all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
dropping just three eps between 1982 and 1987, takenoko were a true enigma in the heady rush of french new wave. this group from bordeaux hit all the right notes, fusing choppy indie instrumentation with punchy synth lines and angular vocals - in a parallel universe they could have been huge. emotional rescue have done the right thing in bringing together their three eps for this definitive introduction to a rare and righteous slice of underground arcana. whether it s the breezy pop stylings of -elle a tokyo- or the slow, stomping funk of -trans amor express,- takenoko are a joy to listen to for any new wave devote
three hot new tracks and a handy reprise tool feature on this new outing from london’s mysterious hardworking families. machine funk electro, deep acid flecked bombs, and a gentle nod to the old skool on sunshine.
bar records is the lovechild of bar rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. bar records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is bar. we are excited to announce the first release with french label owner of macadam mambo, sacha mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local fader (from borneo). he created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
incl. love is a stranger !!!! cold beat is a san francisco-based quartet fronted by hannah lew (synths, vocals) with kyle king (synths, guitar), luciano talpini aita (synths) and sean monaghan (guitar).
max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.” all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
vision is a swiss synthesizer band from bern, formed by olivier georges aka jackin george and juno gang member stephan moser. for this maxi-single midnight passion they show us her passion: pure and authentic italo-disco for the dancefloor. summer hit 2018! limited edition
this collaboration between skatebård, philipp lauer & dj sotofett dives deep into flux borders of italo, new beat and the melodic sides of industrial. a-side is contoured by a synthetic bassline riff on trigged drums & percussions for a full club version. b-side’s two tracks are both differently bass driven, one with live piano solo and the other with airy whistles. all tracks cleverly composed with a richness of melody, rhythm & engaging arrangements.
after releasing their yantar lp digitally last year, hell yeah now serve up a much anticipated vinyl version of richard somerville and craig wilson s perfectly horizontal sounds. it features two of the superb originals with remixes from the beat broker and los gatos escobar. somerville & wilson have appeared on ism records, dwdk (danny was a drag king), paper records and music for dreams and count the likes of tensnake and gerd janson as fans of their laidback and charming grooves, and this ep is a real slab of heat that will surely sizzle souls across the world this summer.
lobster theremin present another mind-bending lp this time the brainchild of italian producer and epic talent kreggo. using a newly established moniker for this very special project, kreggo is better known for his work as g-23, dj groov and his cult secret rave project. from his small starship studio in mongrando, italy he weaves stories and tales from hued memories and faded dreams. whirling from the hills and condensing down the green mountainsides into the vibrant forest, coasting the roof of his hardware strewn lab.
after breaking out of our holding facility in early 2017, we tracked the humanoid alien lifeform known as darling to a deep bunker in amsterdam. while we were unable to gain entry tio the inner chamber, an operative successfully placed an eavesdropping device close by. while monitoring the lifeform s movements, we were able to record eight musical compositions of varying lengths that it had created using a range of analogue and digital electronic instruments. we have called this collection tulipa moves. you will notice that the tracks utilise a variety of rhythmic patterns, explore unearthly but attractiuve sounds and are capable of stirring strong emotions in human listeners. we direct your attention towards the lilting, softly spun melancholia of composition 03 (codename so did we) the fluid, beat-free bliss of composition 05 (codename the m song), and the up-tempo positivity of composition 07 (codename kiss the glass), whose chiming, intertwined melodies and snappy rhythmic energy reminded us of so-called intelligent dance music. we were astonished by the quality and intricacy of these alien creations and those we have not described in detail. it strengthens our belief that darling is a lifeform with higher intelligence and otherworldly musical ability
vor 20 jahren erschien mit decksandrumsandrockandroll das debüt und gleichzeitig einzige studioalbum des britischen duos propellerheads. alex gifford & will white gründeten die band 1995 und veröffentlichten 1996 auf wall of sound zunächst ihre dive ep, gefolgt von weiteren eps und singles. am 22.06.2018 erscheint die 20th anniversary edition von -decksandrumsandrockandroll- auf wall of sound auf der die albumklassiker wie die bigbeat-coverversion von crash (mit einem wunderbaren elvis-double), das rastlose spybreak! (bekannt aus der lobby-szene des ersten matrix-films), den remix für john barrys on her majestys secret service, und last but not least history repeating mit der unverwechselbaren shirley bassey selbstverständlich vertreten sind.
ON A MISSION (FRANCOIS K AND MICHAEL MAYER REMIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
on a mission is exactly that, a mission of love, a mission of peace . the positive vocals hark back to those of early 90s house tracks, which created unity through music and clubbing. the rhythmic beat of the drum is determined, as percussive layers build and the vocals bleed into the synths. francois k provides two variations of the track. his remix features more prominent drumbeats driven by a growling bassline. on his rockers dub version, francois goes all out and dubs us into the stratosphere. up next is the michael mayer remix, with a more electronic take on the original with driving synths and a whirring, throbbing bass-line.
after recent individual releases on ecstasy garage disco and tone dropout, ritual poison bosses bufobufo and corporeal face join forces for their new escape earth project.
a psychedelic pulse of chugging acid marked disco, ‘escape earth theme’ is an animist call to arms in the obscene face of the anthropocene. 303 master bawrut transforms it into a hymn for early morning rave reflection, adding breakbeats and psychotropic synths.
crushed by its own supermassive weight, ‘gravity well’ then condenses escape earth’s love of jungle and hardcore into a 128bpm stepper of rumbling low-end, polyrhythmic beats and otherworldly melody.
the edit service is back and for the first time in album format (2 x lp): -special delivery vol. 4 - a collection of dysfunctional edits by cv- contains 8 tracks spread over two records: long edits, reworks or even remixes made from obscure music by the enigmatic cv (it shouldn’t be too hard for people to figure out who is behind it).
nubian quadrant ep sees dutch producer philou reaching for that sweet spot between afro and electro to produce three pulsing new tracks for byrd out. as philou says, -all good music ultimately comes from africa-, and true to his african roots, the ep was part recorded in malawi. with his tracks being picked up by the likes of erol alkan and eats everything, this ep is sure to provide the rhythmic backdrop to the summer. if you imagine the driving force of fela kuti matched with the acid sqwelch of phuture, you re part of the way there. it s dancefloor sunshine on vinyl. mastered by the legendary noel summerville, artwork by g.s-l studio.
field of dreams are field theorys chris kentish and dj al mackenzie. field theory have recently had tracks on respected labels such as futureboogie and secret life gaining rave reviews and even garnering plays on bbc radio 6 music. al has been a dj since the late 80s, now resident at birminghams great outdoors. he s made numerous records over the years but will probably be remembered primarily for his 90s band d:ream making number one all over the world and remixing for emf and duran duran amongst others. bumping into each other in the street one dayand realising they lived opposite each other, they seized upon the chance to combine their favourite passions, making music and drinking.
soul jazz records’ new boombox 3 continues the story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl. it is a jam-packed collection of original independent ‘old-school’ hip-hop, created with just one thing in mind – to get this party jumping! this soul jazz records album is released on heavyweight triple vinyl (+ download code) with full notes.
12inch with printed deluxe sleeve, affetto played by bufiman at his dekmantel set for boiler room, incl. gerd janson remix
good news, kids: now you can play a different kitjen record every day of the week, because just as last summer, we have some hot dutch jams coming your way for kitjen 007: utrecht s own stijn sadée, who has been making moves in the dutch scene for a while and runs the infamous club sauvage night, brings us three mystically exotic joints that showcase his manifold sources of inspiration and will bang your gong this summer. none other than hessen s love doctor gerd janson stops by to seal the deal by turning -affetto- into a 12 minute dancefloor journey. pack light!
following the screaming ghosts collection highlighting the music of c cat trance, emotional rescue and malka tuti return with the first of two eps where the band s music is given over to a selection of artists, friends and collaborators for reinterpretation, re-editing, replaying and remixing to provide a modern outlook on the bands mixture of east meets west musicology.
man powers me me me label proudly presents a very special new compilation, we we we, which will see all profits donated to the vital help refugees charity. the release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including pional, juan maclean, shit robot, medlar, asok, ian blevins and more. as well as the full album, two limited, vinyl-only samplers will also be released, with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.
its a ghetto house special edition. up steps chicago legend and original ghetto house don, waxmaster maurice for an uptempo curveball nobody could have predicted ! 6 banging ghetto tracks are on offer here with waxmaster displaying the humour and flair for which he is loved. the producer of much sought after releases on chicagos dance mania back in the 90s and a stint on dj godfathers databass label out of detroit, waxmaster is from the old skool and puts the work into his sample digging giving him his identity apart from the rabble. file with dj funk, dj deeon, dj slugo, jammin gerald, drewsky & co.
lord tusk has associated with acts like klein, john t. gast, dean blunt, yasiin bey aka mos def, and released on jon rusts levels, funkinevens apron, soul jazz records and low income $quad. communiqué is made of breathy, glossy sci-fi electro, bitcrushed drum samples and minneapolitan funk feng shui, the hits and stabs of new jack swing and fm boogie, all pieced together with a one-take energy but a meticulous attention to detail. it’s songwriting for a miscellaneous kind of soundsystem music, body music, flamboyant across tempo, from the yearning thump of shyne eyed gal to the puffed-up strut of champion lovers (sounding like a home-taped electrifying mojo opener), the staggered slink of beyond limitation’s unfiltered tones to the 4x4 uptempo skid of don’t be shy or the veering slap-bass groove of elevation. it’s a record that shoots around corners, conjuring lazy romances and smokey vistas, lit by the nocturnal shimmer of an electrified city, streaked with gargantuan, shrill, birdlike call-and-response riffs and visited by the astral bodies of teddy riley, gerald donald, prince.
the italian producer, master of synthesis and oscillators sculptor, for his latest release is focusing on the obscure universe of soundtracks, taking inspiration from italian 70s policemen b-movies. reviewing the musical landscape of the -poliziotteschi- movies - a sometimes forgotten but still infamous sound - modula has recreated the perfect score for an imaginary movie based on the adventures of detective la bella. the agent enters into club ventuno on the a side looking for clues, while he is trying to catch his suspect in a frenetic chase on the b side. a must-buy for every italian soundtracks fiend and italo-disco aficionados.
dj, producer and rex club resident molly presents the third ep for her rdv music imprint, drawing on talent from across her native france, featuring fellow parisian aleqs notal (clek clek boom, sistrum) and 1977, as featured on syncrophone s for those who know imprint. while each side and artist offer their own distinctive flavour, percussive, classy late-night house music is the main course ideal for late nights under dim red lights.aleqs notal pays tribute to the timeless appeal of spinning analogue wax throughout opening track, sweet rotation a simple hymn to the essence of house music, bubbling gently on bright keys and woozy basslines. hands on follows, offering a more nocturnal angle on this enduring aesthetic, reducing the energy but enhancing the atmosphere even further, both on-record and across any packed dancefloor.the more southern sensibility of 1977 brings drumwork to the fore, weaving an exotic, patient tapestry of bubbling, alluring synths and analogue feedback across two confident, percussive jams. while vodoom indulges in tension and intrigue, ep closer jdlf is pure, unwinding pleasure, across which each of 1977s influences and instruments are offered freedom to breathe and evolve.with this installment of emminently classy and supremely confident house, rdv music continues to prove itself as one of the most worthy musical institutions on the contemporary parisian scene.
after the soft landing of banoffee pies records latest sub label venture otaku, the imprint continues following the theme of subtle compositions with the second edition, this time from swedish born vilhelm with mermaid porn. a five tracker starting with an aquatic feeling on the title track mermaid porn with bubbling effects rolling into the a2. entitled kirchner with more with positive and patient melodies. standing to attention in the spaceships cafeteria, the a side comes to a close with always in costume. the b side opens with saturday bossa - drums inspired by the brazilian music wave of bossa jazz with a slight twist. the b2. track, skopje blends off beat percussions with a cutting snare and a more electronic 4/4 direction. the general expression being, music for home. with love from banoffee pies. x
it wouldnt be an overstatement to say that opium is currently the most talked about club north of berlin. vilnius based spot has built its reputation slowly but surely to become one of the brightest lights in the night sky of europe. the club has earned the admiration of local crowd, loyalty of visiting artists and respect of industry insiders by nurturing unique local talent, bringing cutting edge house & techno acts on a weekly bases, building a devoted community and rocking the parties of the highest intensity and unprecedented intimacy.
pure ddr-groove! the exorcist is a gothenburg-based trio consisting of osynlige mann, pontus and petrus - members from bands as uran, tentakel and ultra satan. hoga nord invites you to their soundscape with their full length debut album the exorcist gbg: everyone could be an informant. the cold war is alive. dark cabaret. spy-theme-mode. david lynch-electro. italian horror. easily put - this is kinky organic acid-funk for all of you looking for a gateway - but know you have to stay.