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
roza terenzi is the latest convert to the kalahari oyster cult, the australian producer debuts with four tracks showcasing her unique sound. influences come from far and wide, shifting between electro, house, techno and even early rave anthems. the space bleeps of -gigi- are soon interrupted by shouldering kick drums. samples stagger and stumble before key stabs cut through beats in this hazy piece of early morning elation. -mwah- maintains those euphoric moods. snapping snares slice through shimmering synthwork and soaring strings to keep the night grooving. darker tones enter with -rare high-, but these shades are soon brightened by arcing notes. acid lines squeak and squirm in this balancing act of disparate colours and chords. distant lands and exotic encounters are conjured for -soft-, perfumed percussion and meandering melodies mingle and merge for head swimming close of aromatic audio.
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
following a killer acid-piano house 12inch and contributing a test pressing-certified new-disco chug to a split release with tuff city kids (both) on terre des pommes in 2014, the working elite further refine their ability to soundtrack festivities with rockman / born again. while rockman conveys an understatedly cinematic mood with repeated imitation string cycles over crisp electro foundations, born again presents a new wave / rave endurance test, summoning perspiration from dedicated day-dancers with its metronomic hammer of a beat overlaid with motivating synth-lines like marching toys. on the flip, saap and lauer (tuff city kids) provide inventive interpretations of these tunes, reshaping rockman into a stomping, flashing-lights electro jam while born again gets a delightfully multi-dimensional digi-dub treatment complete with acid-reggae breakdown over a 4/4 house beat.
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).
including the summer hit by the organism (played by dixon). points what’s a perfect stranger? who is the perfect stranger? for us here at disco halal, the perfect stranger could be that person, which you will have a short encounter with that will almost change your life, give you much and ask little for return, without any restrictions, without any rules, without any obligation, just your full attention for a brief moment. whats a perfect stranger for you? disco halal is happy to announce the beginning, again. perfect strangers vol.1 is ready, press play.
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
limited 2018 repress - we expect fresh stock for early autumn
the leftfield electro disco gem originally released in 1982 finally gets an official reissue. bootlegged badly in recent years, isle of jura does it right with fully remastered versions from matt colton and the added inclusion of a previously unreleased q song keep it strong
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.
french duo too many cars are launching their own label too many cars records in order to release the finest house, italo, breakbeat and acid music. side a is all about house and breakbeat stuff while side b shows off italo s huge comeback in modern dj culture. perfect for club use!
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.
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.
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.
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.