this time it’s about a best possible quality re-release of the christian bruhn soundtrack for the japanese anime series -captain future-. as -thank-you- for your contribution you’ll get a limited edition blue & white coloured vinyl record set + a lot more dope stuff. fucking awesome... sooooooo collectible! - double lp - halfspeed mastered / dubbed by christian bruhn - 19 songs incl. 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks - gatefold cover colored vinyl
bar records is the lovechild of bar rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. bar records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is bar. we are excited to announce the first release with french label owner of macadam mambo, sacha mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local fader (from borneo). he created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
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.
2018 repress - 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.
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 establishing himself with rough but emotive house as rimbaudian and jungle as birds of sweden, he unveiled his dj seinfeld alias to the world, first with underground hit single u, then with his time spent away from u album on lobster fury in november 2017. it was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. acclaim came in from far and wide, with everyone from rolling stone to pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy. jakobsson approached his dj-kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.
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.
fuego international is very proud to welcome automatic tasty aka jonny dillon in its worldwide roaster ! the fuego 003, coming under the name of -confessions of a recovering optimist- not only aims to be a solution to all your love issues or social neurosis, its also a well balanced record that will perfectly fits differents kinds of moods, from hi-nrg electro gem to sweet & melancholic song ! following his inspired outings on lunar disko, wrong island communication, sleepers, the infamous irish producer brings here an organic vibe of progressive love that all types of dancefloors in the world will need! cheerio!!
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.
vinyl only - standard cover - without artwork insert, forget your favorite brand of rolling paper... ocb is the name of our new talented artist from casablanca (morocco). after appearing on his own label casa voyager, it s our pleasure to host his 1st solo ep. 3 original tracks and 9 locked grooves on vinyl, this ep sets the dance floor on fire ! deep and raw, this fine production is the music we like.the electronic music scene is growing all over the world...welcome to ocb !
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.
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.
the conjectural wedding band otto is expanding its organ soundtrack madness. with its third record, it delivers sonic solutions for all sorts of moods, ranging from dark and stormy to smooth and suave. -rhythmus- stands out with abstract, repetitive vocals in german, ready to land in a club somewhere near you. this project is supported by orgaton, the society for the promotion of organ music.
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.
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.
still steamin from his turner street sound collaboration, midnight tenderness serves up a dreamy first solo offering with a fire-cracker of a four-tracker for sydneys ken oath records. the opener refresco is a bleary eyed house number with gently propulsive 707 cowbells and shaker rhythms over smooth pads & an infectiously jazzy bassline. the four to the floor mould is quickly broken as the ep progresses - terme is a midtempo electro track that retains all of the dreaminess of refresco while punching in some swish drum programming. flipping the record over, bevanda is a sweaty miasma of sub-bass, fm flutes and birdlike synth leads that could soundtrack an imaginary club located in the middle of queenslands tropical rainforests. the eps closer, hydra, pushes the tempo way down and introduces some smooth guitar licks, courtesy of riffin rory as well as some lithe flute play. the end result is a sleazy new jack swing jam that works as well for warm-up as it does for cooling down. if youre tired of buying boring club 12inches, look no further! this one will be as comfortable coming through your home stereo as it will be in the club
up next on trouble maker we have got some intergalactic riddims courtesy of newcomer cosmic weirdos - extra terrestrial. the aptly named >renegade< keeps things cool on the inside and rowdy on the outside....somewhere between electro & techno this is the track nasa have been trying to discover for the past decade. >satisfaction< takes us on a trip around jupiter and finds itself disco dancing with unidentified alien lifeforms. on the remix we have got someone who definitely knows a thing or two about inter-dimensional space travel - mr carl finlow aka random factor aka silicon scally - who serves up exactly the kind of quality you would expect from the captain of the starship enterprise. the truth is out there...
having recently relocated to the remote redwood forests of northern california in order to set up a satellite mixing studio for his old stomping ground, glasgows green door studio, sordid sound system returns to invisible inc with 4 cuts of psychedelic dungeon disco. the ep opens with his most blissed out track to date die ewige nacht, an eight and a half minute inverted sun ritual based around shimmering cascades of dubbed up electronic percussion and an overdriven tintinnabulated fm arp. hi-nrg meets 80s b-boy electro on crescent city with a careering off-road excursion into tripped out mutant carnival cavalcade territory. dia de muertos offbeat eerie percussion and driving low frequencies are met with spectral buzzing melodic refrains from the furthermost reaches of a decaying oaxacan cemetery. the acid drenched ambient lullaby you & me brings proceedings to a fittingly fucked up close. sordid sound syste’s last release on invisible inc, 2017s fear eats the soul, received plays and praise from the likes of manfredas, trevor jackson, sascha funke, optimos jd twitch and thomas von party.
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.
ltd 100 copies - taking it back to the old school and manufactured in the space of 5 week, this handmade nugget of black crack beat the previous release and all it s issues. dr spaventi once again provides the expert mastering to some artisanal yorkshire electronics from northern powerhouse. the full range of frequencies have been lovingly captured and set for eternity into nice and solid, hand pressed plastic before being bound in gorgeously minimal white paper -inners-. adding individual nuance to each and every record, is a stylised image of the visionary york philanthropist, joseph rowntree. details of which tracks are which are lovingly incorporated into this image using a black ink to stand against mr rowntree s brilliance. the hand screened label, uses the latest in dual pizza/kitchen table printing technology™ with a tried and tested lounge floor drying system to ensure any moisture is gone before the vinyl is shipped, so that transport weight can be kept to a minimum and savings passed on to you.
when the one o ones originally released radio cosmo disco back in 1977 it was confined to 7inch, which is no place for such majestic cosmic groove exploration. now best records are continuing their quest to repress every hidden gem of italian dance music and beyond, and they re doing radio cosmo 101 the right way. the full disco version of the track gets to stretch out on a full 12inch side, and does so in a dreamy haze of feel good funk. you can still hear the radio edit on the flip, and the original instrumental jam is included for those who want to drift away on those sumptuous tones of the backing track.
GARY GS CUSTOM SHOP PT. 1 (WHITE COLOURED VINYL ONLY)
coloured 12" Vinyl D19.03.18
whitelabel, handstamped, vinyl only! further explorations in electro soul badness from purveyor of fine funk, gary gritness! on this limited 12 hand stamped disc, gritness presents four cover versions of some choice club standards, lovingly replayed and rearranged in his own inimitable style.
with their new horizon ep, lucien & the kimono orchestra open a music box which transports you in a blue and dawnish atmosphere, a morning spent on walking in an old cinematic paris. first step in the eighties, connection starts as a film opening. then arrives the single, fresh start, full of indelible voices and gimmicks. horizon, sung in french, is a delicate reference to the french songwriting tradition inherited from michel berger, alain chamfort or alain souchon. to get some breath back between two songs, georges, offers a strong instrumental interlude. almost at the end, the english-spoken shell extends the panel of influences with its downtempo emotion. with its spontaneous declamations and slick guitar riff, asile closes the journey, as the splendid climax of the foursomes second ep.
new 12inch split from ullis tapes norge. a side comes with euralma 95 debut release. from a few and simple seeds of synthesis grooves eventually gear up to higher levels and explore alternate terrains of house and disco from east to west. track is lead by a confident but disobedient psychedelic synth solo. harmonies answer in form of rich fm synthesis which eventually becomes the paradise lost. no compression pure source!
tengrams are brothers alessandro and davide, who collectively have a deep and long understanding of dance music. davide is a co-founder of n.o.i.a, one of italy s first electronic live acts to perform and record with drum machines and synthesizers as early as 1978. he was also behind seminal italo outfit klein + m.b.o and proto house hit dirty talk. since then they have released under an array of aliases, have clocked up numerous club hits and this new project brings them back to their electronic roots, with influences like sci-fi movies and old school electro and italo looming large. -devious- is a very breezy and energetic track with a rolling arpeggio and rich keyboards section over a simply but groovy tr-808 pattern. classical italo space disco sound updated to nowadays. -translucent- sounds like a dreamy electro-ballad heavily influenced by kraftwerk. -pop song- keeps the same 80 s electro vibes with simple, wistful melodies and a great funk bass line. -disco dub- is a pretty damn cool early eighties electronica, with a great pumping -robo-funk- linndrum!
optimo trax reaches no. 33, the final number in the series (although reserving the right to return at some point). the last release is a 3 track ep from montreal’s solitary dancer that ends the label’s run with a distinctly non 4/4 feel. we asked solitary dancer to say a few words about this ep to which they responded with
- -recordings inspired by archetypes existing within a hypothetical matriarchal society and how that may pertain to our present day reality.”
andrea vier debuts with a four-tracks ep onto ambiwa records catalogue bringing a mixture of house and techno through electronic soundscapes accompanied by different uplifted breakbeats and heavy bass. the title-track is enriched with a magical dark remix by the two shamans silky raven, aka jakob seidensticker and henrik raabe from the marvellous german trio wareika. all tracks are strongly treated by the warm hands of sawlin, well known techno producer and audio engineer from berlin. wish you to melt the thoughts within the weird atmosphere of this trip
the first release of 2018 on the feel my bicep label welcomes back hammer for his first solo outing on the imprint, c-space ep. having collaborated with bicep on dahlia back in 2015 - a glistening ep that soared through myriad clubs into the wantlists of many-a-fervid discogs user - hammer is now granted space to stretch his legs and does so across 3 galactic tracks. c-space, atlantic 252 and inside soul all play with rich, sweeping chords, 80s synth lines and sharp analogue drums - a blend that lends them perfectly to the feel my bicep catalogue. c-space ep comes as the first feel my bicep release since the success of biceps self-titled debut album.
repress! ingmar pauli with his masculine take on the hague disco. phat bass lines, vocoders, big strings and synth themes with its roots in italo disco and electro. great tracks and probably the best mr pauli release so far! the second release on the clone west coast series... the series that will feature some of the big players of the dutch west coast electro disco scene. mr pauli rocks!
heads may not know it, but olmos (real name oliver graham) has been one of the busiest influencers on australia’s underground music culture this side of the 90s. through family-run operation paradise loft records, he has quietly imported thousands of dead stock disco, boogie and early house records into crates across the country affording tastemakers a slice of digging culture only a trip to nyc would previously have allowed.
this album is a 80’s movies musical trip.
start the journey to “mind enhanced waves” musical vision with this first volume and finish it with the second volume which will be released in 2018.
influenced by early progressive synth rock, hard rock guitars, and minimal electronical synthy ambient with heavy beats.
montreal-based outdoor enthusiast unknown mobile offers up his debut on normals welcome with this 12inch full of gentle hand drums and wavy melodies. percussion guides the way through levels of airy pads and catchy synth lines on 3 solo cuts. his dancefloor sensibilities then interlock with vancouver s amiable big zen for a spaced-out collaborative track on the b side.
good company records & motor works is proud to present gcr008, a custom soundtrack for their latest luxury offering, designed and built by local rev-head, james ireland and styled by the mysterious ginoli. from fine-tuned machine funk (wild hall) through blacktop beatdown (carma), dub this bespoke vinyl to cassette (with our compliments) and chart a course from the garage of your mind to the freeways of detroit, via the back streets of london. flip the sun visor for cannoli, ride slow to tek g, turn down the erstwhile, eponymous untitled while you look for the right address, then pull up alongside the newest models from your favourite marques. skrrrrrrt!
temperatures are dropping and we re all feeling the effects. bordello a parigi is letting the cold winds of the north swirl inside its doors with russia s volta cab bringing a fresh 2lp to the table. a spread of influences come together for the eleven tracks of rise again. take -emerald s phantasy-, a piece built on layers of percussion that blends elements of disco with notes of techno. -dark room- is a different affair. arctic chords are cut with electro and distant vocals for an unsettling treat. -kruger- stomps to a terse beat before lush pads bloom in a work that builds to dizzying peaks. warm blasts balance these colder moments, the rich grooves of -savage fury-, the floor filling funk of -board scandinavia- and the removed romance of -sweet exorcist- all show another shade to the volta cab sound and of course there s more. rise again is an audio collection of vibrant colours and hues, tracks pitch from icy blues to autumnal ambers and fiery reds, a musical kaleidoscope that stretches across a spectrum of styles.
will saul and tee mango continue the primitive trust ep series with their third release. little love ep is a blissful 3 track package featuring a floorplan remix. little love builds warm harmonies driven by syncopated bass grooves whilst tee mangos dub of tejon heads for the sun with radiant, shuffling chords. for the remix, floorplan delivers unrestrained rapture on a peak time roller full of cathartic vocal bursts.
originally released in 1984, identical-twin-brother duo aleem’s release yourself gets a timely repress. this is an early electro masterpiece that goes a long way in showing what subsequent trends have inherited (vocal sample re-pitch, reverence for drum machines, etc.) and what, for better or for worse, they’ve largely discarded (infectious, funky positivity). they don’t make it like this anymore. comes with free titular advice to any artists struggling for label deals.
slam city jams are back with their first compilation. a 4-tracker packed up with five amazing artists from all over the globe. and lets face it: its a breaky affair! starting off with our munich homeboys from coeo. known for their funked up house tunes on toy tonics, they start into complete new realms this time. ‚never going home‘ is the perfect example of a dope broken beat electro tune, that with its weird synth line & smooth breakdown never failed on a gig in the last months. on a2 the man doppelate from london (lets go swimming rec.) exactly hits the spot with mezmerizing synths, tight drum programming and a crunchy acid bassline on ‚four feet up the stairs‘. the flip side starts off with label head honchos rhode & brown, who teamed up with their buddy leo woelfel from austria, both known for releases on toy tonics, public possession or lets play house. here the name ‚more drama (less hysteria) says it all: pure drama on this breaky acid tune! to round up this great package weve got marco lazovic from moscow on b2. he digs deep ‚in the jungle with rolling 707 drums, dreamy synths and this tropical atmosphere we cant get enough of.
if youre familiar with public release’s sibling, face, a series of parties, you’ll already know that jee day, né dennis mcnany, has been in the bay area label’s orbit for some time as half of the dfa act museum of love, he joined the inner circle years ago. here, with amot herga laxy, he makes his bold debut on public release itself. the single begins with “crocodile tears,” an abstract, impressionistic tapestry of african rhythms, meditative synth washes, vangelis-esque horns and pads. it recedes and jee day plunges deeper into the jungle with communication masterbation, a propulsive number built around a psychedelic, droney bass that’s wrapped with gritty, distorted effects and layers of topline keyboard licks stacked high. a raw club track cut from transcendentalist cloth thatll lift you off the dance floor. the b-side is a dub of communication masterbation, with an emphasis being placed on pulling out, unraveling, extending the rhythmic elements and emphasizing the electronic veil the piece is shrouded in. a trancey, menacing sprawl that could be an extended sonic youth live jam if they swapped their stringed instruments for roland and korg gear and dusted the whole thing in an unknown psychoactive slime.
for the second release of 2017 macadam mambo is launching a special compilation of adjustments made by friends and members of the label (kilian krings, sneaker/dunkeltier, obermannkind, panoptique, mori ra, shiny boots, misha geylen, smagghe & cross, guillaume des bois, johan ressle..). mostly very obscure tracks in sacha’s « metalic vibe », from post-punk to synth-pop, experimental and more… big up to artist khwezi strydom’s painting from lyon for the artwork !!
musics favourite robotic pair receive an uncompromising, post-rave rework from the london dj, signalling their already fearsome the brainwasher in weirder directions still. on the flip, legendary pianist and entertainer gonzales finds his tinkling/rapping combo never stop transformed into a very analogue, jackin club tool built around his tongue-in-cheek spoken verse.
the revolving eyes, aka cult dj duo rob n zoopsie should need no introduction to the more discerning fan of underground european disco. having recently resurrected their own moderne recordings label the duo bring their sophisticated party manoeuvres to wrong era for the first time. a five track e.p that touches on the classic sounds of chicago, electronica and wave with a distinctly european twist the belgian duo are a much welcomed addition to the family.
following the success of last years playgroup ‘previously unreleased’ album and its critically-acclaimed run of nine weekly 12” vinyl eps, trevor jackson has compiled a second volume of 20 tracks (11 unheard and 9 previously vinyl only) released as a limited edition double cd and 6 track vinyl sampler on nov 3rd via yes wave records. the music featured is a collection of reworked demos and unreleased recordings. a hedonistic mix of raw disco, dub, funk, dancehall. electro, new wave & post punk that all still sound as relevant today as they did when initially recorded for the debut playgroup album during 1997 - 2001.
we are proud to present sare s fourth album softmachine. it is a ten track synthesizer epic which takes us through multiple musical flavors of electronica, italo, dancefloor, disco and smooth soul pop. all threads are neatly bound up and unified by the common principles of smooth electronics, solid melody and slick song-writing. the album opens with the intro track and scene setter, dreamachine. it is a dystopian synth algorithm which is one part aural mindscape, one part electronic opus and one part sci-fi soundtrack. a perfect scene setter. everybody freak out bursts open the flood gates with a tide of funky swing, brash disco swagger and catchy lead lines. softmachine shows sare s finely honed song writing prowess with its lazy grooves, 80s sparkling synths and meandering robotized main vocal line. next the dancefloor calls with a peak-time disco vocal groover like you wanna do. it features a vocal from vaarka delivering a fine performance. multi-layered guitars, perky bass guitar and a pulsing groove power this track along. here comes that sound carries on the dancefloor vocal vein with its 4-4 beats, driving bass and sweet strings sitting perfectly alongside a multi vocalled chorused vocal from barbara grabar, kristina strasek and vanja dizdarevic. on the flipside things open with riot, sawtoothy synth waves and darting keyboard lines lead the way in this sci-fi sound track with a core of antagonism at its core. science of the beat follows with its stabby synth bass, rolling stabs and vocodered main lines. music and lies layers in sweet synth pads, melancholy meanderings and just a touch of forlorn sadness into its melodies. to round things off no chance to dance digs deep into the chic vibes with its percussive chop-guitar, on-the-beat bass guitar and swinging hand-clap disco beats. the album closes with the painfully optimistic perpetual rise, a metropolis meets vangelis like analog synthesizer masterclass
ltd 2017 repress - metal dance vol. 1 was resident advisor no. 1 compilation of 2012! ny times pick of 2012 this collection underscores the real romance of machines. here is vol. 2.... 15 tracks auf der 2x 12 inch vinyl
aa single from behind this wall. from london to the world.
abuja 336 is a collective led by bow-based vocalist jim caesar, violet hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at villa lena, tuscany.
sega & chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown, catch the ‘night elm on mare st’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.
mixed at rushes studios in bethnal green. mastering by frank at the carvery.
artwork by david at shutupandance. illustration on aa by louie issaman-jones.
for the second part of his -connection lost- series massimiliano pagliara teaches a lesson in how to translate disco music in a modern language of sound. without further ado -trying to hide but then i cried- comes across as pure dance floor material.
new sci fi xicano (santiago salazar/ur/planet e) & defend:r (ricardo miranda/rush hour/sju/vega) collaborate on the new episode 3 ep release. santiagos the longing & aqua net & creepers are 2 detroit funk jams. ricardo drops porican in space & polysynthetic movements. out on major people.
wiederveröffentlichung: hedonistischer french-house-klassiker von 2002. hinter den supermen lovers versteckt sich keine band, sondern ein house-projekt von guillaume atlan, einem aus paris stammenden komponisten und produzenten. bevor er dieses im jahr 2000 ins leben rief, studierte atlan klassische musik und war keyboarder in mehreren acid-jazz-bands. als supermännerliebender landete er schon 2001 zum start seiner karriere als house-meister mit dem funky dance-track -starlight- einen gigantischen erfolg in den clubs und vielen europäischen charts!
can you believe that in former yugoslavia existed some people who were making edits and remixes without using midi or pc? can you believe these same people were making their original synth pop stuff under the influence of yellow magic orchestra and logic system? yes, it is true. these were zoran jevtic and zoran vracevic, the pioneers of electronic music in former yugoslavia. with groups sizike and the master scratch band they brought minimal electronic and breakbeat to their former country. however, with their original band from 1981 called data they created the most thrilling electronic. you can find their finest works in data-could you find your analog mind? issued by belgrade s discom. it is lp compilation with 12 previously unreleased by group data made between 1981 and 1984. it contains the first ever remixes made in former yugoslavia and obscure synth pop made under the influence of japanese scene ! transparent blue vinyl, 80 s cover design, list of equipment ... analog addicts and crate diggers don t miss this beauty!
the underdogg is the title of dj tre’s debut ep for hyperdub. he had two brilliant tracks featured on our dj rashad tribute compilation next life, but compared to other longterm members of the teklife footwork crew, he hasn’t released much, so we’re very happy to bring him out to play again here. tre has been about since the early days, born and raised on the south side of chicago. encouraged by the late dj rashad and his partner dj spinn, he has been making tracks since 1999, over a decade before footwork’s ascent to global popularity. on this ep his sound, for the most part is rooted in the speedy 4/4 of juke. it features a sparse and minimalist take on footwork but he’s got a knack of adding in tight little switches and details that keep the tracks moving as essential dance floor weapons.
eleased by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space, sky girl is enriched with artwork from perks and mini mutant misha hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of ivan smagghe. australian import 2lp, released by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space (sky girl, etc) - all exclusive tracks! scratching the surface of australia’s independent electronic massive, butter sessions and noise in my head finally compile the second volume of domestic documents. featuring all exclusive tracks, perth godfather ewan jansen joins new wa blood phil stroud and senate, respectively making hectic percussion tracks and hell bent techno, as newcastle transplant roman nails emerges with his squelching one take tape experiments. meanwhile in melbourne, fia fiell’s ambient mind maze and butter sessions alumni booshank target the cerebral cortex, hotrod goes full turbo and live/dj wingmen miris and norachi share the same side of their vinyl debuts (alongside the freakishly underrated colours of infinity aka kloke). kangaroo skull and cale sexton fly the flag for temporal cast, the latter on a calming club collab with sleep d. liner notes from ivan smagghe and artwork from misha hollenbach (perks and mini) features many rarities reissued for the first time ever
periodica records family member filippo colonna romano aka modula (naples, it) drops a weirdo, tropical, g’d up yamaha pss 780 fonk ep. riyl dam funk, prince b-sides, twisted dancers and cosmic oddities. first 10” format on firecracker for some time!
while they may have landed a fair while ago, it’s great to see emotional response revisit timothy j fairplay s crucial early eps with an absolutely on point remix package. scientific dreamz of u brings his distinctive signal chain to -stories of prison-, using grinding synths and some snaking broken beats to create an early 90s trance mood to die for. alessandro parisi keeps things on a distinctly new wave tip for -aim for the yellow sector-, and perseus traxx brings a bold set of machine beats and technicolour synths to -saco bay-. antenna finishes the ep off by creating a winsome, wavey version of -night ferry- for sensitive souls to do the robot to.
summers here! ransom note records continue their search for the finest dance music from planet earth with a carnival-ready curveball of a new release the sleazy, playful ghanaian afro-ghetto-techno-pop that is brytes word-of-mouth classic i like your girlfriend. originally surfacing on a couple of youtube dance videos, the shitty quality video rip of brytes bizarro lyrics leaping over gafaccis impeccable grime-meets-afrohouse beat has been a much-loved secret weapon in the sets of djs that know for a minute now - bok bok, mixpak and gang fatale have all supported heavily. coming from accras booming azonto dance scene, where tracks are knocked out in makeshift home-built studios then swapped through social media apps on smartphones, a proper release of i like your girlfriend has long remained a holy grail. now, after months of searching, several western union transfers, hundreds of whatsapp messages and no lack of determination, ransom note have finally managed to legitimately sign the track, and are all set to give a modern classic the 12inch release it deserves making history with what is quite possibly the first azonto track to be released on vinyl. alongside brytes crazy vocal version, the release features the original beat from producer gafacci its bouncing techy minimalism carving a unique path between techno, house and uk funky that defies genre with glee. vinyl buyers get a special bonus brytes acapella, coming in at 128 bpm, is the perfect mixing tool
the third vinyl from the hand stamped cool ranch label features two more jacking disco-house bangers with a ’90s chicago feel from chrissy.nautiluss delivers a rave-inspired remix on “and you know it-. chicago’s paul johnson brings a smoother remix on bi-coastal with a sunrise vibe.
panoram, the elusive mediterranean producer famous for his “everyone is a door” on firecracker and “a doom with a view” on origin peoples, now returns with a long awaited ep for his own wandering eye imprint.
the palette here on “the question” is an illustrative sound collage that leaves its listener adrift through unexplored musical territories. nocturnal atmospheres dimly lit by minimal, detuned melodies are complimented by sensual, synthetic whispers from a parallel dimension. this collection of songs serves as a manifesto to panoram’s mysteriously hypnotic, oftentimes doom-ridden allure.
basse resolution presents here an ep conceived with passion by a young and promising parisian duo, loop exposure. the ep consist in in 2 tracks they made together and two tracks they made alone, under their solo alias hdv and mmmh, revealing a large spectrum in their musical influences and productions.
for those who know, bambooman​,,, is one of the most sought after, probing, and distinctive voices in uk electronic music right now. the yorkshire born producers catalogue builds into an aural mosaic, comprising everything from scrunched up hip-hop to techno deviance, all delivered with an impish sense of individuality.
new deeptrax release by g.w. hailing from london. this is the new fifth deeptrax ep from the mysterious ruffien. immensely diverse sounds from the caverns of south-east london. hypered house, dungeonesque taped techno, dirty filthy electro and lo-fi dubby idm, all combined with that delicate grimy touch.
room ii records is a new imprint run by two brothers based in london, which focuses on giving a platform to up and coming artists. ‘the black ep’ is the first in the series.
kicking off the series are three tracks by tr all varying in style and technique. soft pads and playful keys bounce along a grooving bassline on ep and every future summer set opener ‘fantasia’. ‘ub city’ is made up of field recordings taken from a recent trip tr made to india last summer. the flip side shifts again culminating in a live drum breakdown that’s supported by a subtle, acidic bass line - ‘10am acid jam’ is an outright dancefloor weapon.