this single is very special for visions recordings as we see a fresh collaboration between alex attias and luman child, two swiss artists reunited for the first time.alex proposed luman child a collaboration after listening to his music. then they met and talked about music , visions, influences, method of work and decided straight away to work together without knowing each other well and pushing them outside their comfort zone. they are both very happy with the resultjalex attias has been in the music for many years producing, remixing many great artists and djing all over the world. at the moment alex is about to release a compilation on bbe records ( lillygood party !) , plus a couple of remixes are on the way and he s also preparing other singles for his label visions .luman child produced in 2017 a killer first album with german label solid ground still available on a neo soul hip hop tip. he reached number 11 in the uk soul charts. as a musician and bass player luman child had a few collaborations with ferry ultra, gogo music and marc mac 4 hero.the project they present here is very organic soulful and musical. this single hold two killer tunes for the listener and the dancers.the a side is a 125 bpm disco jazz funk killer jam with live bass, fender rhodes and vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people keeping a smile on your face. its simply groovy and goes on and on for 10 minutes of pure disco pleasure.the b side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by mr ayers vibes and sounds . the rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the moog bassline is round and fat. accompanied both track by fender rhodes and dope keyboards sounds, this one will definitely find place in dj boxes for those who play and love soulful music with an open mind. groovy , warm and soulful at his best.
luca lozano and telephones collaborate on a new concept record for klasse wrecks, the concept is simple…1 record, 2 artists, 4 trax! turning in an original track each the two producers then remix each other resulting in a record that glistens with housey goodness, jazzy hats and snazzy stabs.
WHITE SEDAN (GLENN ASTRO & HODINI / WERK (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D17.09.18
the german jazz quintet fazer releases the 12inch white sedan with two remixes by glenn astro & hodini (apollo, ninja tune, tartelet, money sex etc.) and werkha (tru thoughts). the band appeared on the map in march with their self-released debut album mara.
following the late night swing of javonntte’s hm002, hardmatter uncovers another detroit talent for their third offering: malik alston. in his first vinyl release in several years, the rebirth ep explores a spiritual jazz soundscape with all of the verve of the city’s trusted sound. beside the soulful ballad of “love changes” featuring evan on guitar, the record’s lead song, “i am”, focuses on malik’s signature instrumentation and live improvisation. the track is a seven minute collaboration between craig huckaby, howard wazeerud-din ii and hardmatterís own zapata, who complement malik’s gospel-inspired vocals, the first time he has sung on a track in four years.
reworking a big tune is never a simple task, especially if after 7 years the tune in question is still one of the highlights in shows of one of the worlds most beloved live act performers, kink. that s only half of the story though, as the tune got a lot of love from so many dj s all over the globe. however, for the 17th burek release, we wanted to do something really special and what could be better than giving new life to a piece of music which literally gave life to our label. and we gathered some very interesting people for the job.
maps is a project by a london-based lithuanian drummer and producer, marijus aleksa. this labour of love is the culmination of many hours spent touring and in-session with some of the greats of londons bubbling contemporary jazz scene, resulting in marijuss first solo project to date. the ep combines elements of jazz, afrobeat and electronic music through free-form jamming and remixing, with movement and the dance floor firmly in mind.
repress 2018 - rhythm section international proudly presents its 8th offering from local boys chaos in the cbd. born in new zealand, but based in peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from henry wu and bradley zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in london town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. having already released internationally on labels such as clekclekboom (paris), hot haus (london) and amadeus (montreal), the duos approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished ep, midnight in peckham. taking its title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of ron trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of burial. these 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in its truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . chaos in the cbd have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely london and infact, timeless.
4th tilly jam with four deep disco / house slammer
folks, here is tilly jam number four, served by till von sein with a striking can’t stop, won’t stop attitude. as if the first three fourtrackers were just heating things up, he’s firing out another ensemble of four to bring serious exercise to the floor. “say say say”, the opening title track of this ep checks many trademarks its originator is known and praised for. an explicitly soulful affair, even flexing some g-funk muscles here and there. crackling vinyl noise in the background, warm and thick bass footing, a bassline doing the filterhouse-routine and a sample heavy arrangement that even gets a boost-up after half of its running time. then there is “shadrach”. go do some exegesis if interested where that name stems from. we can assure you, this jazz-infused build-up including nervous hi-hat patterns, a boldly bass groove, a frenzy drum-solo, inciting chants and a horn section scaling things up, stems directly from peaktime heaven. and on b1, “impala” is taking up the thread of this rather outgoing vibe, tvs is going for with this set of tunes. find an energetic beat providing the ground work for filtered adlibs that kinda nail what comes to mind when this track gets mixed in. “whoo-hoo-hoo” – that’s right. just add some subtle percussive lining and let a saxophone take over and you’ll have another trigger for floor-ecstasy at hand. cooling things off a little bit it’s “baden powell dr” as closing cut. tilly is winding up the melancholy-meter on this one, reversing elements and by adding pianochords and synth-pads, infusing an overall mood of wind-whistling summertime-sadness
jesse futerman and his ornate personality are most comfortable when collaborating and highlighting the best in people. waterzone is the sound of such experiences. the talent of stacey shopsowitz (bass), chris edmondson (saxophone) and beverly glenn-copeland (voice), are introduced in turn, as if by spotlight, on -vista-, while futerman takes back stage to lay out the foundation.
the music on this ep was conceived in china, between 1989 and 1993. the original tracks were mixed to dat in real time, in a small neighbour-proof studio inside my apartment in macau, a 19th floor with a view to the hurricanes. there’s a small, unexpected or improbable story behind each track, some little magic fused with the local atmosphere, certainly guaranteeing their lasting authenticity 25 years later.
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (017 RWRK) INEX EP004 (VINYL ONLY, HAND NUMBERED)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
inhale exhale records is back with the 4th strike of the germany based house label. this time with the 1st solo ep, and its limited to 400 pieces. please welcome jesse bru to the inex family. this record brings all the vibes that you need for good moods, deep sounds and well selected samples to pumpy house nuggets back to hip hop. jesse give us this instant classic. enjoy
last spotted tomfooling as tryck & ton with edvin edvinsson, and prior to that as tiedye on mike simonettis italians do it better imprint, subversive swede anton klint makes his debut on simonettis latest label 2mr with two more vitally trippy, heavily dub-informed originals. ‘mun chugs at a stately 107. rippling in places, squiggling in others, theres an unabashed fx weirdness bubbling and popping over the insistent shimmering dubwise groove. tweaking, freaking but running at such a smooth temper theres space between the chaos, anton is balancing some heavily hypnotic alchemy here. ‘strupe takes things even lower and slower. a dusty bluesy chugger, unhurried-yet-relentlessly building with a great sense of cosmic drama, listen and marvel as more elements are precision introduced throughout the seven minute trip. a masterclass in modern day honkytonk. remix-wise were thrusted into the later hours with a technoid twist from andre laos. maintaining antons originals trippy charm and measured pace but re-amping it with grittier foundation, teasing risers and an insurgent synth strike, its the perfect complement to one of 2mrs most singular releases to date. open wide.
ron trent returns with his gemini jazz entity on his music & power imprint with 2 deep spiritual tracks the tantra & hard & soft. the tantra is a preview of the upcoming album gemini jazz. hard & soft is a hint of the future album whatthefckdoyouknowaboutdeephouse
this self titled creation from avop sets us in a mystical island of utopia. these eternal paradise grooves sends our imagination to levels of sophistication and next world fantasy. lucid drums, unknown atmospheric melody, jupiter dream pads, star light twinkles, exotic worldly strings, silky bass lines, vibratious reverb. the masterpiece we have all been waiting for.
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers, juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean, vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
usa s warren harris aka hanna joins the flumo crew with a 5 track signature ep. known for his own jazz influenced melodies and hard punching broken house rhythms, as well as, collaborations with other prolific artists such as theo parrish and involvement in rotating assembly and key of soul projects. for this e.p. hanna continues exploring the depth of his imagination, challenging his creative output by melding together these trademark sounds alongside ones yet to be discovered by the listener. hanna s well known broken house rhythm is preeminent, with dreamy and melodic keys enhancing the spiritualistic aspect whilst maintaining a catchy groove. all tracks explore the layering of sounds and find ways of keeping such exploration fresh and different from one track to another. 12 inch black vinyl in a plastic sleeve with a printed insert.
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
kdj style house belters that have been getting major support from motor city drum ensemble, bradley zero and glenn astro to name a few.
organic in both sound and nature, ‘konkahs’ is a product of the producer’s extensive musical exploration up to this point and a creation of fineness. with just snippets of garvey’s delicious voice lacing the track, focus remaing on the slick instrumental layers of a dreamy bassline, ambient, jazzy keyboard melodies and vivid percussion. each one as divine as the next and all carried by a chilled 111 bpm tempo. cb describes the ‘be-side’ as the ‘bubble and squeak’ of the ep, using up any ‘left overs’ from the single. with 12 minutes of gorgeous simplicity and woozygrooves, it seems the ‘be-side’ is as integral to the identity of the ep as the a-side
new year, new release for burnin music. after 2 strong eps in 2017 (ponty mython bm001 and leonidas +kay suzuki bm002) burnin music first release of 2018 features the first ep of an up-and-coming british artist called michael iwatsu also featuring a remix by german producer, soulphiction. fracture (original mix) is a 10 mins long journey. a beautiful odyssey between beats and harmony, between intuitive dance floor and subtle emotions. the main piano brings a perfect balance to the stomping house kick & drum. and as the journey continues, the trip develops leading to more sonic ventures. exciting, touching, pure, fracture (original mix) is a very balanced track. on the flip side, house music master soulphiction accomplishes the task to bring the track into a dark basement. his remix is a condensed version of everything that makes the original track an emotional one and also add a detroit twist: it becomes a raw, moody and very intuitive sonic object. a tool for the dancefloor.
we share with kaffe crème, a penchant for side roads, for mixing textures and visiting other territories. if house music is at the heart of our project and history, it is often just a medium to cross the path of genres and bringing into some of our other tastes like here jazz, broken beat or hip hop.after his remarkable debut ep in 2016 which was containing the staggering beauty kapo choc that still resonates every weekend in many clubs around the world, we are very happy to welcome, the lyon-based kaffe crème for our fourth release. you ll find there everything you loved about his debut ep, which means, a beautifully produced organic and dusty house music that make a leap into contemporary jazz (i <3 u) and dig into warm finely mpc-sliced syncopated beats. but you ll also find an astonishing broken beat song (umusa) that show all the former-percussionist s talent for making sophisticated and ambitious jazz-infused rhythm compositions.
limited edition white coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
jazzanova are proud to announce their next full length, the pool, is due for release via their own sonar kollektiv. it is their most mature and musical album yet and welcomes a host of talented collaborators including jamie cullum, ben westbeech, pete josef, rachel sermanni, olivier st louis, paul randolph and many more.
they might not have put out an album in the last decade, but by no means have jazzanova been out of the picture. instead members alex barck, claas brieler, axel reinemer, jürgen von knoblauch and stefan leisering have been focussing on a diverse range of projects, as well as becoming parents. from running their jrs studio to a&ring a wealth of new talent for their jazzanova label via for producing others and, of course, continuing to play their unique live shows around the world, they are as immersed in music as ever.
after last year’s acclaimed bb boogie album “standing on the wall”, darren benjamin aka daz-i-kue returns with this incredible slice of latin jazz futurism. between 2012 and 2016 daz travelled to puerto rico to record with an array of talented musicians, laying down the framework percussion, bass and horns to be worked on when he returned to his studio in atlanta. “crash boat party” is his collaboration with ex fania all stars percussionist hector “tempo” alomar and features atlanta-based trumpeter dashill smith, (who’s worked with roy ayers, janell monet, and miguel atwood-fergurson to name but three), and accomplished bassist mamaniji azanyah. already licensed to feature in bobbito’s forthcoming documentary “rockrubber 45s”, this is timeless latin-jazz fire. the single is backed with “esto es candela con ritmo nene”, also from those sessions, taking things firmly into bruk-jazz territory.
the second release is coming with 4 new-talented players: embezzlement society, daisuke kondo, lb aka labat and the game crew. following their various artist model, each producer delivers an organic crate based track, from blunted hip-hop to jackin’ house bangers with jazzy soulful grooves.
perfect motion are proud to present this 3 track e.p. from irish producer hubie davison, riding the wave of success since his breakthrough release ‘sanctified’ on midland’s regraded imprint which took the world by storm since its release in 2016, this next release packs all the heat sanctified did and more. with 3 feel good, hands in the air jazzy house and disco edits on this record ready to fill dancefloors all summer at festivals and beyond.
it’s a mystic record with more than one vibe. beppe corazza is a multiple graduate master on sax and flute, he comes from the most important italian jazz circuit, and steve paradise is one of the first italian house music pioneers. they did 5 songs with different vibes - from funk to afro-house and also asian lounge.
ltd 2018 repress >> long awaited restocks of the third loosefingers from larry heard. fresh and remastered cut of what is house? which is one of the dopest acid tracks that has been released in recent years! on this 12 the great extended version. very stubborn and fierce track that has an endless cool groove that s just plain basic, but as most of larry heard s releases so powerful! on the flip side a long version of the deep and smooth dreaming of better days, that has that trademark jazzy sound of larry heard. essential house record!
gifted culture collective kicks off with zinnigheddas jam berlin, first 12” of a series of three releases recorded exclusively during improvised jam sessions. gifted culture wants artists to breath and to represent in music the contemporaneity that surrounds us. gifted culture catches that very moment on tape. this is an itinerant music project, to highlight the context as influence on the artistic process. during the first session two thou, autre, xinner and demo gather together during a sunday night in kreuzberg with an electric bass and a bunch of synthesizers. there they start to tell us how they feel the “now”.
osynlig fetma is the production duo arvid wretman (aka your planet is next, sexazoid) and dennis vera. the two stockholmers have created a diverse ep of analogue lopsided dance music. freaky vocals take place over freewheeling jazzy jamming synths and drum machines. house music for dancers with two left feet. comes complete with a mix mup remix. download code included.
next up on apollo is a stunning double header lp between crate-digger, dj and producer glenn astro and cologne dj and producer hodini aka hulk hodn. boasting out electronic explorations and jazz patterns, turquoise tortoise‘ is a masterful, unique concotion that infuses future soul experiments into detroit influenced house, broken beat and even technoid up tempo percussions rounded up with classic boom bap sounds.
relentless apparel wax never misses a beat and is back at it with aplwax003, the 3rd chapter of the saga. the release is made up of 3 tracks, 3 distinct parts of the same engine, 3 proper dance floor bangers. the ep kicks off with a compelling broken-jazzy beat, with its groovy breakdown and reprises and its funky vocals its that one track youll need to shazam on the spot. the 2nd tune will have you right away when youll hear those tribal rhythmics and hypnotic vocals that drive it till the end while the 3rd is the typical one youd call a peak time track.
deepartsound, perpetual rhythms, osunlade s -yoruba-, and many others – -about u- is trinidadian deep s first release for croatian label burek.
born and raised on the island of trinidad and tobago, today a place this producer calls -home- is found on various locations scattered all over the globe and a variety of influences is what is immediately evident by rich sounds and textures engraved onto this piece of vinyl.
a side, -i want- is the most laid-back moment, in lack of a better term. warm-sounding tribal percussions supporting the interaction of deep chords and wonderfully lush synths running thought the whole track only to get enriched with a beautiful piano line in the 2nd half. if there is track fitting to represent the sunset, that transition from day to night moment – -i would- is the one.
b1 -ghost- is the track on the record with the most forward-momentum. deep tribal rhythms and lush synth lines are a sort-of a leitmotif on this record and are present here as well, with an occasional vocal snippet that only deepens the magic.
b2 -abourisha- makes good use of those leitmotifs in a similarly effective but overall quite different manner. broken rhythm gives it a slightly different energy, making it an ideal track for those 5 am moments when a track like this marks the night.
2018 has a lot in store for london spiritual jazz outfit emanative, with a full double lp and several remixes forthcoming, as well as some full live band appearances and dj gigs. “planet b” is the band’s first release of the year and it takes them in a slightly different direction, on a completely different vibration entirely, with an epic nine minute, almost post punk, afrobeat, disco and jazz inspired piece aimed at the leftfield dancefloor.
what makes a house tune a unique house tune? secret crunch volume 5 focuses on the basics principles of making house: we are talking about an unique groove, we are talking about the original use of samples and we are talking about a soul thang. secret crunch volume 5 presents four cuts of fresh and undiluted house music. on side a felipe gordon from columbia opens with the cool jazz infused stepper -teusanquilo step-, while ashley stevenson contributes to crunch with his new project the last trip to gandahar. his track -planet music- captivates with earwig vocals and a catchy groove. on the b side vienna s finest jeremiah delivers an exciting acid experience building from the beginning to the end. newcomer gus nobel finishes the ep with -radical science- in style - and yes, it s a crunchy banger.
as part of the ten-year anniversary dekmantel presents the final record in a ten-part-ep series. split into two parts due to its immensity, the final instalment is a re-issue of tony allens asiko (in a silent mix) originally released in 1999 and remixes by motor city drum ensemble and ricardo villalobos. the first part features a grandiose 29-minute ricardo villalobos version of the afrobeat masters cut. a true collaboration of giants.having been a regular at the festival for several years now, villalobos delivers a remix, one of his longest to date, that only he can produce. allowing the percussion to breathe into a monumental rhythm, villalobos warps the vocals, restructuring the bass and drums into a rolling dub-fusion of techno that is characteristic of his remixes to date, yet still breathtaking in its execution. afrobeat-minimalism, with dub-infused fire, and near psychedelic ambience that perfectly synchs the worlds of tony allen, and ricardo villalobos, two legends who’ve helped re-shape the face of music. highlighting the diversity of sounds that have come to represent the dutch label and festival series, the eps to date have encompassed a range of artists and genres, featuring label favourites, as well as whole bunch of debuting artists. the ep series kicked off in march 2018, and over the course of a year featured the likes of gigi masin, lena willikens, burnt friedman, donato dozzy, the egyptian lover, palms trax, and more.
the first collaboration of kuniyuki and japanese legendary jazz pianist fumio itabashi, it’s originally released in 2009,recorded for kuniyuki’s third album “walking in the naked city”. kuniyuki and itabashi invited henrik schwarz as vocalist,maybe you remember henrik&kuniyuki’s house version. itabashi said river is one of the best song which i have produced.
finally available on vinyl!
underground detroit master gari romalis delivers something extraordinary for jd records with his new alias -detroit soul factory-. all dat jazz ep features 4 deep and bouncing jazzy house cuts with perfectly executed basslines, next level gari sound is here don t miss out!
get pissed is a french duo known in paris for their popular -wrecka spinazz club- and -belleville boogie- parties that included daniele baldelli, margie, boris from ostgut etc on the bills. they are signing here singular ruff mpc tracks for their debut ep that has an uncommon signature between jazz, techno and deep beatdown. laroye on flipside has been already in the broken beat game for a decade at least. you might remember his three eps on faces records including some kinetic space jazz remix from inverse cinematics better known today as mcde. the french producer now based in brighton delivers something special again, journeying through disco, jazz and those west london signature beats. mgbk001 is an ep of two halves. the a-side bumps with two very deep house jams, whilst the b-side sees a freestyle disco-jazz we call broken beats. music for the mind, body and universal soul!
limited quantity - vinyl only.
already played by charlie bones (breakfast show nts, london), alex phountzy (bugz ita, namebrandsoound, ninja tune, london), soulparlor (mainz), brownstudy (planet e/third ear - detroit), louis dauvergne (copie blanche, paris)…
long time friend of the label, neue grafik, steps forth with his most fully realised offering to date. this record has been a long time coming, born out of a encounter in paris back in 2016. this meeting of minds led to a blossoming friendship between fred ( neue grafik) and bradley ( rs intl) which has taken them across 3 continents, countless dance-floors and finally crystallised onto this 12-. the record itself takes cues from the broken-beat sound of london while paying homage to the parisian house dance scene. largely sample based, but also employing much more live instrumentation than ever before, neue grafik s music is informed by movement and in turn offers so much for dancers to respond to.
echovolt is thrilled to finally bring you the work of the first greek producer on their growing reissue catalog offering two ultra-rare recordings that lived on the shelf for exactly two decades. the then 16-year old starcount recorded those two stripped-down cuts straight to dat tape in his bedroom studio in athens during the late 90s between cutting classes and sailing in the aegean sea. despite his young age both calma and jeraldine showcase top notch production skills with solid arrangements featuring the typical vocal samples of the period underlined by hypnotic melodies, jazzy chords and a densely populated pallet of drum hits. it is most likely that the above mentioned tracks might be the earliest detroit influenced productions ever made in greece around that time! suitable for night cruising and any kind of rides with friends and family!
here is another early rasta praise to jah rastafari loaded with drums! another exclusive joint with tip top remastering from earth sound! scarce tommy mccook instrumental backed by the supersonics delivering a vocal version featuring african style incantations and produced in 1970 by in-house treasure isle recording studios sound engineer byron smith for his barons label. afro-sounds at treasure isle!
2018 repress , four timeless killer tracks from nick holder reissued by deep & roll for their first release. reminiscin ep pays tribute to the diversity of house music that the canadian producer has put together over the years. starting with *a word from mr prince* and its 70s jazz-funk grooves, the second track *feelin sad* shifts into a deeper and more emotional atmosphere. face b features disco floor filler *eddies groove* and the insane combination between freaky vocals and pumpin bassline on *phat track*.
mood to move ep is a six-part musical retrospect into the work of veteran japanese house producer takecha, the little-known artist has been sporadically releasing analogue house on his own gwm imprint since the mid-90s, however trouble maker had only recently discovered his works and were dying to hear more. the music he sent was far too good to remain unheard, so we twisted the little-known maestro’s arm and managed to grab a selection of six unreleased and never before heard cuts for your audio pleasure. created between 1995-2000, these musical gems were left dormant on dat tapes in takechas basement - until now! with classic house being the flavour throughout, the high-quality production and deeply-resonant synth lines of each track leave an imprint that’s hard to forget. if this is your first time hearing takecha you certainly won’t be disappointed., released on 12 inch vinyl , shrinked wrapped
after a successful release with church recordings at the start of the year ben hauke returns to his label woop records for a five track ep , first takes. first takes ep combines the sounds of broken beat and house music with a strong nod to 90s hip hop throughout. ben is cementing his own sound and approach to music through his eclectic sampling of jazz records detailed drum sequencing and no nonsense attitude
‘rekanan 1 / rekanan 2’ is the debut vinyl release of indonesian music producer rmp. the a side was originally released as ‘rekanan 1’ back in july 2016 as a digital-only version to launch divisi62 - a jakarta based sound and visual arts label initiated by a group of musicians and designers.
this vinyl version has ‘rekanan 2’ on the b side - a continued development of similar ideas and themes that highlights the perpetual exchange and crossover points of asian and african heritage. both the graphics and music were conceived by using samples and fragments from a wide range of sources.
another must have and sought after moodymann release available for the first time since its initial release in 2001. the telephone ep was the third in the limited forevernevermore 12” series following don’t you want my love and in my wagon. the a side is a remake of the title track from forevernevermore and in classic moodymann style the original is presented in a different context. combining all the essential elements of the initial groove and adding a variety of new sounds and effects, we are offered a totally fresh take on this stone cold moodymann classic. on the b side the telephone is a funked up slightly retro jazz inspired groove incorporating complex drum programming and chilled keys which hints at the direction moodymann was to take his productions in on his later albums silence in the secret garden and black mahogani ii
2017 reissue . beatfanatic turns out more of his broken beat remix work for soundscape. broken beats and a touch of latin jazz elements make this similar to some of his past work with the label and this one will certainly be another big one for broken beat and deep house heads alike
zweites soloalbum des drummers tom skinner (sons of kemet, owiny sigoma band), das er live zusammen mit dem posaunisten peter zummo (einem weggefährten des legendären arthur russell mit jüngsten releases auf optimo) aufnahm. die acht tracks auf -watermelon sun- sind warme und soulful freeform-live-improvisationen mit einflüssen aus uk-jazz, new jersey-house und chicago-footwork.
for their 12th label anniversary, jazz & milk have decided to launch a new series called “twelve inch jams” in order to celebrate vinyl culture and the legendary 12″,,, format! jams002 sounds the bell for the second round of the series including a 10 years re-issue of the classic sam irl cut “you don’t feel enough”. originally released as a b1 tune on his “african dance ep” debut on pulver records in 2007, this jazzy house gem found its way into the record bags of many influential djs over the years. from session victim, glenn astro, max graef to hodini… the record never disappeared in club sets but certainly from discogs a good while ago. so it was about time to give the tune a second life and finally press it on the format it deserves - a whole 12″,,, side. the german production duo session victim are well-known fans of the track describing it as their secret weapon playing it in quite many dj sets for years, including their 2015 appearance for mixmag’s dj lab. hence, it is a great pleasure that session victim contributed a remix to the new release. their absolutely elegant and groove-driven version with a charming 90’s touch to it makes a brillant counterpart to the original with its jazzy piano-, drum- and double bass samples leading to an epic synth break that regularly causes ecstatic moments on the dancefloor.
forgot 001 is the debut release from london based record label forgot. the compilation is comprised of four tracks by four different artists: harry orso, aka ratomagoson, was last year picked up by gilles peterson’s future bubblers project and has gone on to drop a succession of well received releases on labels such as twosixtysix, polyop and tru thoughts. forgot residents hoffy and joe s both come from beat-making backgrounds while phillip russel aka pila boasts an impressive catalog of material online. since its release campaign launched earlier this year, the forgot 001 compilation has received a wealth of positive feedback from a number of revered and respected djs such as dom servini, adam scrimshire and david hanke aka renegades of jazz. the release gained considerable airplay during the summer: dom servini on soho radio, risha on radar radio, selassie tbc & amy frenchum on worldwide fm, toshio maatsura on tokyo moon and adam scrimshire on balamii radio.
on this record ben sun presents an old style lp format - 40 minutes of moods and grooves interwoven with an intimate story, of individuals struggling to live freely in a time of oppression. after a sultry jazz opener where the characters are introduced, the lp kicks off with a sweet and slow soul track in work again, underpinned by a rotating acid bass. third comes salty tears, the underground disco floor-filler (original limited 12 version) finding a second home on vinyl. your camera and monday usher in some moody rhythms to complete the first side. sin casa opens the flip with some minor-blues improvisation that gives way to a spacious deep house jam, where the protagonists emerge again. still missing shows deeper shades of a eurobeat style - an emotionally compelling club tune that sounds somewhere on the italo side of 1980s manchester. the story comes to a conclusion with cowardice, and the casual jazz-house sounds of mamans lover. killer album!!
the annual deep love compilation has become one of our most important releases to showcase what dirt crew recordings is all about. it gives us the chance to highlight and welcome new faces alongside the residents who keep the deep music we stand for alive. this year more than ever we have artists from all over the world, from japan to canada and lithuania to austria represented. the man the mythàmr. nightcrawler himself is back with another masterpiece
for anma’s fifth release, reekee aka italy’s riccardo masi has produced a classic cut of uplifting house, quintessentially jamming a thunderous rolling groove with soft jazz piano. ecstatic synths unleash their primal screams throughout before the hammond steps up and raises the bar! remixer ricardo miranda cooks up a veritably frantic electronic jungle of idiosyncratic pulsing square waves and marimba voodoo soup, before vick lavender takes over the b-side with nigh on ten minutes of organically blissful jazz and groove experimentation. vick’s mix comes rooted with percussive breaks and a solid evolving rhythm section and is brim-filled with sleazy vibes, tender electric licks and rapturous synth pads swelling us into elation! lovingly pressed on 180g vinyl, hand stamped and labelled.
milano producer turbojazz is back on gamm with food for cats vol.2 and this time he throws down fender rhodes fusion style with two full on jazz/latin/brazil-house assaults aimed straight for peak house jazz-dancin . both bara bara and the road is hard are full of tasty jazz samples (the heads will know whats up!) but are also equipped with additional production. and most importantly...they ll get u dancing !
omena limited is back after a short hiatus with its fifth release. this time japanese producer atsushi yano delivers rotties bites ep, three organic & live-sounding percussion filled tracks that become totally infectious...
following his chubby cheeks album for nosaj thing s timetable records, gerry is back with his new album, new junk city for ramp recordings.
musically, the suffolk based outsider-house poster boy has withdrawn from the ghetto-influenced sound of chubby cheeks, to more musical territory, sounding like the next step from his debut album jummy, keeping the jazzy samples, and adding layers of dusty synths and rolling drums.
fresh from a scorching slab of wax on london imprint x-kalay, estonian golden-boy andreas kask delivers the goods on three euphoric, dusty-house hybrids for common labour. this fenno-baltic collaboration is rounded off by a hazy, nostalgic remix by potholes - oh my indeed! com-008 is a vinyl only release, limited to 215 copies worldwide
keope is the musical brainchild of toni bruna and marcus rossknecht. with the aim to record an album they ve met in an abandoned quarry on the slovenian border. the outcome tropicalni seems to exist in a vacuum. stylistically, all tracks here owe something to multiple genres and reference points - from folk, balearic, psychedelic and electronica, but none really fit well. synths drift in breezily, floating around the wistful melodies, acoustic guitars sparkle, while flutes & the beats hint at a deeper connection to dance rituals.
limited 12 inch vinyl edition of 250 only coming in a handmade and numbered artwork. each record is highly unique as it goes through an artisan process of hand-printing, folding, glueing and numbering which highlights the aim for creating unique and long-lasting pieces of art.
dj, record label impresario and former swedish champion b-boy, mad mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. as well as iconic underground imprints raw fusion and gamm, mad mats is a partner in the highly regarded local talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential djs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
for his first compilation on bbe, mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to djing.
clave house debuts with 4 cuts of laid back midwest grooves. appian kicks things off with for warm weather pt2 , a breezy melodic summertime anthem. gerald norton answers with wilbert cobbs in his usual hypnotic low-slung style. segv starts off the b-side with sub-120bpm dub echo chugger uhxhxh , and is rounded out by jazzy rumble pitchblack from minneapolis mainstay berndt.
recorded and originally released in 1999, “the bottle” has been released twice by expansion on 12” single and now finally gets it’s first 7” issue. the song is the most classic gil scott heron song, vocalist maysa still the finest contemporary soul singer with a unique voice and all here with the magic of a full incognito production. it is coupled with “hooked on your love”, both songs from the incognito produced album “all my life”
repress 2017 >> paso is back on d.ko records !
following his tracks i never on d.ko01 that received support from many big artists such as larry heard, and jeep me up losange on d.ko04, the munich-bred boy comes back with 4 deep-jazzy tracks for his first ep.
authentisches tastemaker-album, viel gespielt von Âme, acid pauli, prins thomas, nicolas jaar, tim sweeney, mano le tough und vielen mehr. kalabrese verschmelzt elegant genre-grenzen zwischen folk, funk und schrägem slo-mo-disco. re-pressed auf grund extrem hoher nachfrage! jetzt als doppelvinyl mit beiligendem download-coupon erhältlich!
nouveaunoise is the name given to the audio collages created mostly by two people in the rural west of ireland, niall conway and conor gaffney. what you are supposed to think: veteran crate diggers. rare records so untouched and ripe for sampling that they drip essential mix. moments of melodies spliced and sampled meticulously tiered with break-beating grooves. alchemists of eclectic musical source and sampling technique. the reality: reels and reels of recorded experiments on dysfunctional equipment. instruments created, copied and acquired from distant travels. a healthy fascination with boards of canada and my bloody valentine. a cultural background just far away from the hive as to offer the whole project space to breathe it s own breath
kalakuta soul records proudly presents the homewreckers new full length album, machinekiss. the ruhr valley-raised trio have been heavily involved in the underground dance music scene for many years and the soulfulness of their output is unquestioned. now machinekiss might come as their masterpiece. recorded over the past three years the album s nine tracks evolved out of a long in-depth investigation of blues and funk recordings from 1910 to 1980. as the sole sonic sources, the musicians - johannes ehmann, gregor pottmeier and krischan wesenberg - use their own music collections, making the work a reflection of their personal and collaborative history and backgrounds.micro particles of guitar chords, organ sounds and drum elements reappear in new contexts and are fused with contemporary synthesizer and bass motifs. the results are deep, rhythmic, complex and eccentric, leading the listener into the melancholic, more obscure sides of urban life.
mike clark, detroit beatdown founder and former ur operative agent x, gives some love to weather report s wonderful river people. there are two versions on this translucent green 12inch. the beatdown rework and the house mix. both are stone-cold bombs. jaco pastorius awesome bass line and joe zawinul s cascading synths primed for the dance floor. mike has done an amazing job on a modern jazz classic. don t sleep on this. vinyl only. limited to 500.
vinyl only! 3 dusty and unique house-banger by siggatunez...dancefloor and basement approved! siggatunez kicks off his „siggnature series“ with 3 impulsive club-based housetracks which are diverse but in the end all of a piece. over the last few years siggi developed a distinctive sound that you can hear with all its facets on the „neighbourhood ep“. the tracks combine the use of accurately chopped samples, edgy drums, additional synthesizer-work and a solid fundmament in the lower frequencies. enjoy!
“produzione”, das ursprünglich 1973 auf piero umilianis lp “problemi d oggi” veröffentlicht wurde, ist eine erstaunliche mischung aus akustischer percussion und elektronischen experimenten, die von einigen musikkennern als erstes beispiel für techno/trance angesehen wurden. dieses lied, zusammen mit “attività”, einem weiteren auszug aus “problemi d oggi”, wurde von gerardo frisina überarbeitet-, der den ursprünglichen inhalt geschickt durch die mischung mit modernen elektronischen empfindungen erweitert. das ergebnis, verpackt in einer grafik, die von der ursprünglichen veröffentlichung von 1973 inspiriert wurde, sind zwei tracks, in denen die avantgarde der 70er jahre und die heutige musik mit überraschender leichtigkeit verschmelzen.
mit dieser zusammenstellung wird ein amtliches jubiläum gefeiert: 20 jahre remixes von jazzanova. dabei ist “the remixes 2006-2016” der dritte teil einer mittlerweile zur trilogie angewachsenen kompilationsserie. er enthält neun tracks, die so klingen, als wären sie erst gestern erschienen.
das rote doppelvinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.