andrea fiorito returns with a 4 tracks of solid old school chicago flavoured house. of course andrea always keeping on track with his signature off kilter arrangements leading his listeners down a different path of groove discovery with every play.
politics of dancing records releases the third number of their famous p.o.d edits series. quite a line up on this one, with shonky, franck roger, 2vilas and john jastszebski reworking some house classics and underground gems. a weapon for your crate not to be missed.
for those that knoe delves deeper into the archives once more to repackage a bundle of hard to find cuts on vinyl that have been staple supplies in ben s record bag over the years. the early to mid 2000s was a period of minimal techno overload, finding quality house music then was a challenge compared to today. rather than follow the herd, some european producers took influence from the original minimal pioneers and fused those approaches with house music themes in order to push a unique sound of the era. they turned minimal on its head and gave took it in a different direction. canson from switzerland released a handful of records between 2002 and 2005 that were a prime example of this aesthetic. stripped back beats with syncopated melodies - perfect cuts for those early sets or hazy morning sessions. the three tracks featured on this compilation were originally released on two solo eps for canson: itsudemo and holiday plug in, both of which have claimed squatter s rights in my record bag for almost 15 years. i don t think i ve played one early slot or house set without one of them. this record is quite a personal one for me as it s a representation of my deeper sound as a dj. now the original records are a little hard to find so im so glad to share my choice picks of cansons material on a my label.
this new signatune various artist ep is something special to have in anybody s record collection! it starts off with a cosmic and trippy tune by timo called pilar , followed by ravisher an excellent warm up tune by romanian loy. litmus comes back on the label with shoelace a bouncy minimal beat guaranteed to get tired feet up dancing, and hyacin closes the ep perfectly with hayzy
following his recent release on the see double va, rising talent josh baker finds a home once again on luca cazal and brigante’s imprint with his explore ep. original fuse london resident rich nxt is also onboard to deliver an elevating remix. first supported by romanian master barac, title track explore is a surefire weapon for the dancefloor. jaxn’s breathy vocals effortlessly complement the peak-time bass and glistening hi-hats. on the b-side, rich nxt adds a funkier bassline and light keys for his rework of the title track. the ep closes with black lines, a more formidable number with baker employing darker elements into his production. the talented producer explains “ after receiving some exceptional vocals from jaxn, ‘explore’ wrote itself. i wanted to create a real peak-time song, one suited for all spaces and i’m happy to see it get consistently road-tested at dc10. ‘black lines’ is a moodier acid track that i feel compliments ‘explore’ massively.” since the tender age of 16, josh baker s passion and enthusiasm for house music has grown from strength to strength. the young manchester producer also curates his own successful night, you&me, which has since gone on to take place in leeds, newcastle and ibiza. his musical output has garnered support from big names such as apollonia, richy ahmed, ben rau and rich nxt
british dj/producer bearface has been on a bit of a roll of later. aside from releases on his own beartone label, the london-based label owner has also found time to deliver outstanding cuts to the likes of exploited ghetto, which housed his last release, the wonderful moon . this time around, he comes correct on his own beartone label with a record that s notable for its quirky demeanour and undoubted eclecticism. opening up the release is the sounds of mumbai nights . although it gets us underway in fairly innocuous fashion, it quickly finds its feet thanks to a brilliant, whaling indian-inspired vocal that weaves in and out throughout. a whimsical track of that sort that s sure to be a hit with more daring djs, it s an auspicious start to a release that s never lacking in personality. as is his forte, bearface then goes much deeper in search of kicks on data storm , taking us taking us down the rabbit hole to a place that s full of enticing oddities throughout. after this, the frankly bonkers sound of the electro-leaning title track sista take centre stage. a thoroughly intense peak-time workout, it s full of attitude and an indication of the producer s more gnarly and abrasive approach. all things considered, it s sure to get the night moving in an altogether different direction wherever it s unleashed. closing out the ep is the drum heavy sounds of march . a broody track that s tailor made for the night s more relentless moments, it s a a fitting way with which to sign off an eclectic and dizzying release. the latest chapter in the beartone story is a captivating listen throughout.
introducing the debut 12” by miami duo sons of immigrants. for their first release on amam, the un_mute residents deliver a fresh melange between acid jazz, minimal and house. combining old school analog hip hop beats and samples with trippy vocals, raw percussions, deep chords and jazzy basslines, makes the trademark sound of soi.
befog takes con into a deeper underwater dimension with an outstanding remix.
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...
dj koze might be one of the worlds best producers, but above all hes a dj, and it’s his dj ear that governs. just as in a great set, so with his releases: seeing aliens came out of nowhere, a big buzzing beast of a track, to announce that koze was back on the scene and prime everyone for the coming album, knock knock. but now that koze has your attention, it’s time to remind everyone what’s most important about club music, pull things back, take a turn to the left, and get deep into the groove. thus pick up: the second single from knock knock is 100% pure groove, doubly so in the extended 12inch version. in a sense its incredibly familiar it is essentially a filter disco record, very close to something you could imagine coming out of paris around the turn of the millennium. but of course, this is koze. nothing is normal or familiar in his world, and hes taken this most foundational of clubland staples into new territory
the second of alma negras 12 rhythms series is dedicated to the maloya sound from la réunion, a tiny island where a melting pot of cultures is reflected strongly in its music. maloyas roots go back to the time of slavery, its quick tempo and raw energy making it not only a popular dance music but also a powerful protest through movement. on their maloya ep, the basel collective pay tribute to the hypnotic rhythms that were feared both by the catholic church and the french government for the musical forms subversive part in the rebellion against colonialism.
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.
gitanes is olde gods new ep and longest output to date. following a series of singles on the minor planets label, the barcelona duo are up to a 12inch four-tracker on amsterdams atomnation. gitanes brings echoes from spains not-long gone golden club era. its cover depicts an abandoned club from the 90s in a coastal town in the mediterranean, could be anywhere from valencia to barcelona. all four tracks are trippy yet solid-grounded, spacey voices and strings leads all flying up and magically suspended over gross rhythmical foundations. dear cz, a fetiche track, built around a moody casio cz synth stab topped up with acid videogame-like crazyness. gitanes brings entrancing vocals intertwined with more cz pad action. all around is a foggy and paranoid late-night drive, and none of these bitches, a homesick folks walk around tokyos daikanyama area. olde gods are jmii and guillamino
vinyl only. lisbon-based record shop carpet & snares second release comes from owner jorge caiado. optimistic strings and sweetly melancholic keys bring a touch of wistfulness to both ap135 and choices : the former matches skippy detroit hats with deep berlin bass in the manner of derek carr, while the latter draws from a rawer palette more reminiscent of 3 chairs. on the flip, tarradas takes us into spacier territory, the almost-broken beat contrasted with a sustained background wash of synths and acid highlights, which s. moreira of the slow life crew turns into the main motif of his driving, funked-up remix, finding a place where techno, breaks and house influences coalesce into a new, exciting whole
vinyl only. four spacious and moodful explorations mark dixia sirong s return to inner balance, the daughter label of chez damier s legendary balance imprint. vinyl only. four spacious and moodful explorations mark dixia sirong s return to inner balance, the daughter label of chez damier s legendary balance imprint. further mining the atmospherics of their debut ep, both yohji and qatarsea combine organic rhythms and dubby pads to conjure a truly meditative state. sharper edges and effects on the third original, suspicions , lend it a more purposeful air, its expansive bass worthy of the grandest of stages. finally, dj honesty (responsible for the respected honeydrop releases on cabinet) delivers an ebullient, elastic take on yohji , drawing out the vocal samples of the original and directing the groove more squarely at the dancefloor.
veniceberg collective proudly presents label’s second instalment by 100hz! longstanding uk duo lee renacre and james chapman deliver eclectic and trippy visions of techno and broken beats. b2 track features collaboration by lee renacre and jules giles, formerly known as the junction chaos project.
in this winter transit records kyoto announces the 7th title (tr-006) ryoma sasaki-the phase at midnight ep including the finest deep house remix by reynold (trenton records) to vinyl music lovers and djs. the kyoto-based label transit records kyoto has been releasing high quality tech house, deep tech & house works since 2011. in this winter, we announce the 7th title (tr-006) ryoma sasaki-the phase at midnight ep including reynold (trenton records) remix to vinyl music lovers and djs. a1: the phase at midnight has the strong house groove with heavy bass line and striking synth-phrase, will fit the midnight dance-floors as its song title. a2: momentary existence (reynold remix) is fabricated by reynold s great imaginations and musical abilities. he produces the finest and beautiful deep house remix by composing the original parts and his parts with refinement in the tracks structure. b1: momentary existence (original) is a dramatic tech house track with impressive melodic synth line and beautiful female voices, which evokes something like lyrical landscapes. definitely all tracks will cover a full night up in the club.
the new ep from montreal/berlin based label parages music is a collection of deep and percussive jams from jonattan levingstone. a well balanced ep, where the groove is constent with diverse influences from afro elements, dub techno and detroit house. on the flip side,>billie< is a deep house stunner with detroit style keyboards, subtle tribal elements and >secret, not so secret< soulfull vocal sample that will get stuck in your head for hours ... contributing to the ep, is canadian house prodigy, the mole, working a robotic and groovy remix of >billie<.
ONLY NOW / SELF CONTROL (AKUFEN & MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS LTD REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D30.11.17
following the success of the last split release from label bosses adam shelton and subb-an, one records deliver a heavy-weight remix package of self control/ only now from perlon favourites melchior productions ltd aka thomas melchior and akufen aka horror inc. a standout release for the label, original tracks self control and only now are masterfully reworked by melchior and akufen who both utilise the distinct vocals from isis salam to deliver two monumental tracks. one records have enjoyed forming a bond with melchior this year, inviting him to play at label showcases in barcelona for off sonar and gotwood festival in the uk. they look forward to inviting both melchior and akufen to upcoming label parties.
the imprint of the french man lazare hoche returns with some super hot cuts
little is known about medicis, other than he last appeared back in 2015 on lazare hoche alongside voltery. on this, his second 12-, he strikes out on his own for the parisian deep house stable with some of that refined, head-tweaking groove fodder that has broadly defined the label since it started. -vilaroel- features shimmering tones that call to mind point g at his dubbiest, while -dissfreq- takes a sweeter route into dreamy pads and lightly shuffling drums. -carrier- is a darker, techier affair with plenty of hypnotic elements spinning in the mix, and then mdecisi old friend voltery lands a hand on the downtempo delights of -guda-.
after the success of closer to freedom in 2014, chicago legend dj jes returns to tardis records with the between the lines ep, featuring two lost tracks from his personal archives and a brand new offering. opener æno foolingÆ is reduced to the bare essentials until an elegant snatch of piano and spoken word sample break it down further, when the track kicks back in with a vengeance everyone in the room will know all about it, but it remains subtle enough to work the day after as well. on the flip, æbetween the linesÆ is tougher and dubbier and will do some serious peak-time damage, whilst new track lost is a cut-up banger for the floor and a perfect dj tool. all tracks have been meticulously edited and rearranged by label owners eli verveine and oscar schubaq in order to extend the grooves and maximise dance floor impact.
the people in fog are back on sov! as smooth sky blue colour cat can represent, this ep has a smoother beat than the artists usual style. if you remember their previous ep with a darker colour, now the punching kick and identical house bass are gone and this ep is true showing off the producer s ability as a musician who can adapt to any kind of diversity. the first track last song has deep bass and atmospheric sounds, like a typical romanian loop, but after the long trippy beat when the piano sounds kick in, the atmosphere changes and brings back the emotion. the second track get funky is also truly hybrid version of house, while the combination of funky vocals and the endless hi-hat and shaker keep the groove tight and the deep down pad sounds mixed smoothly with the forest of beat make for a truly a unique character. the last track alright is a very joyful one, even though it uses a typical funky house vocal sample. its unique way of playing percussion and vocal keep the groove totally all-right
acknowledged of red pig flower s obsession for the red color, the 10th cat by sound of vast could not be a different choice. red pig flower, known not only as a musician but also as an artist, prepared a special concept for each track in the box.
bastion of the parisian underground scene and circoloco resident at dc10, dijon-born dj w!ld is a longstanding figure who has remained true to his roots since the outset. having been responsible for an array of over 300 records on some of the most respected labels around, w!ld founded his own imprint w in 2010.dj support: ricardo villalobos, jamie jones, dj sneak, d julz, truncate , hector couto, maya jane cole, dj steaw, enzo siragusa,chloe,david keno, thomas koch,sante, iiario alicante, rework
ready for some disco?! here are two psychedelic, hypnotic and downright sleazy jams from dan ghenacia and the martinez brothers. designed to enter your mind, travel down your spine and get you movin’ oh so fine, these fresh cuts from the boys have been road tested all summer long and have been approved with a 100% success rate. the result of two jam sessions in a new york studio, this is an instant classic two-track slice of vinyl‘disco jam 1’ will have your backside bouncing like a basketball going beserk, a killer groove and ultra crisp beats settings things off nicely. ‘disco jam 2’ is a more ‘heads down’ and moody, but also works off a seriously addictive rhythm. two expertly produced dance floor cuts from a team of professionals, tried and tested around the globe throughout the summer season and now ready for you on a fresh slab of black gold. catch them if you can!
jäfar make a rapid return to the label and are back to grace the a side of fragil 019, while one half of the duo (elliot sindall) also pairs up with constantin nakov as seura on the flip. black mamba recalls certain aspects of jäfar s previous work on the label: the broken drum line, the subtle vocal samples and the global hypnotic aspect of the music. yet it is also radically different from marzsia. black mamba is a subtle but direct club track, aiming to get the dancers down through its heavy groove. the kick drum and low toms are strongly suggesting leg movement, joining forces with the snares and hats which call upon some serious head nodding.on the b side, white chapel is another broken beat club piece, but this time feels crafted for the afterhours. the groove is lighter and the heady feel is strong, closing the dancer s eyes and inviting them to drift through the music. once again, fragil comes up with original, well produced and highly danceable content, highlighting unsung talents for every versatile dj out there.
with the telepathy ep, new talent dalvik debuts on vinyl with four high-quality, classic underground house tracks. -real- starts off as a deep, prescription underground inspired track, yet with plenty of fresh new ideas and a voice sampling to be recognized. -after glow- is a slower hypnotic synth journey perfect for the early morning dj set or to chill to the day after. the b-side starts off with a peak hour house slammer, serving as a nice complement to the deeper a side. the final track is a more leftfield, experimental journey, with vocal snippets and trippy synths. the under the radar label romb records delivers another dj favorite!
57 HERTZ (DJ HONESTY, VIBRATION WHITE FINGER RMXS)
12" Vinyl D30.11.15
reissues of tommy vicari jnr.s most wanted >club shaker<. 76-79 was one of his early aliases. >57 hertz< saw his first light as whitlelabel in 2003. dj honesty aka honeydrop shakes it even more up for pure dancefloorfun. the vibration white finger remix, of the originator himself, gives it another depth. fresh tracks. lovely basslines to keep your crowd moving on.
I DELETED THE MACH KERNEL FILE COMPLETELY (180G VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl 180g fullcove D05.05.15
second record of our vinyl only series.. buddy arsy from berlin, made a dope four tracker that gots everything you need in your record bag. sounds for the club, the bbq or the bedroom when you want to make your girlfriend horny... the coverartwork is a pencil sketch by our man duktus from leipzig - handprinted on 300 copies..
jorge cortés comes from santiago de chile, where he records for his own record label, ojo de apolo, under the name >receptor<. the >mas musica e.p.< brings jorges minimal click-house sound to the states where hes found a new home on detroits matrix records with this wonderfully groovy and absolutely dancey e.p. of funky disco inspired house. fans of kenny dixon jr. and theo parrish are sure to find a new weapon in their dance floor arsenal with this four tracker
pps work tends toward richly textured, dub-influenced sounds, these are built for the dancefloor on base of live instruments w/disco & post-rock. b f/adam marshall (killer, deep night, antenna) retooling the source w/the dj in mind. 4 very long tracks. ltd 500 w/screened covers
sonic, one of the busiest german house-djs, teams up with multi-talent taste t for the 2nd time on amused records. on >eighty eight< they express their musicality by using acoustic sounds in an electronic base frame. a piano plays the leading part and gives the track its name with regard to the 88 keys of this instrument. once heard you will not get this melody out of your head! on the flip the stereodudes add a stronger drumming and a powerful bassline that kicks ass!
maria an organic piano-laden house track with a moody, ominous, misleading filtered start which flourishes into a feel-good house track with compelling whispering vocals and layered chords. got the taste zones in on the relentless groove with breathless vocal stabs and unforgiving deepness which conforms to a simplistic affable approach. rounding up the ep is maria remixed by berlin based producer beaner the la mission label head serves up a trippy off kilter-creation with a clever contrast to the original.
stripped down to the bone, nothing else in this room but you and the analog sounds of smooth guitar and funky boogie bass lines. mesmerizing with a touch of class, this ep highlights uplifting choral stabs and ever changing rhythmic moments. the louder you turn these songs up the more you gain subtle changes in the driving force known as the pagoda.