over the last decade andre lodemann, a regular in the worldwide underground dancescene has released on many prolific labels incl. freerange, room with a view, dftd and innervisions. come 2018 lodemann is now releasing his album the deeper you go on his own label best works records. he started working on it in 2012, taking his time for his emotional artistic approach with a lot of attention to detail. the album successfully walks the imaginary spectrum of deep house, tech house and techno also taking dives into other waters. where his previous longplayer fragments was a compilation of past works, the deeper you go is his first artist album containing everything a listener would want to hear both in a club and at home. you can feel that the tracks where created out of the same mold. theres a mood, a common thread and a story through the works.the album is dark in a subtle way and yet has that positive vibe and aggressiveness to it. the deeper you go is mostly instrumental with two features by the british singer and songwriter huw costin, bandleader of torn sail.
japanese newcomer -jtt- unveils their debut vinyl on their own label yu-zen-. jtt consists of two guys, takayuki hosoda and dj java. most of their tracks are deep and micro house and nudisco music. -tone river- is one of the typical masterpieces of their tracks. it has a tense and dreamy atmosphere. it s a very simple but enough to be addicted one. -lotus root- has a mystical atmosphere. your brain can feel good unique sound effect sense. you will be into it. mastering by kuniyuki takahashi. according to his careful work these tracks have a high level of completeness.
at the end of the summer, ke//er will present you the new ep verbrennungsmotor of the berlin based producer acud and the first own vinyl release on september 7th. peppered with spicy basses, ckeeky beats and a nice dose of funk, the record takes off for a ride in the depths of deepspacedisco and features old friends and colleagues in the title song with the beatmoertelz. gentle and still rough, acud seduces us with his voice into an emotional dream world between wit and poetry.
having recently made his inaugural outing on brainfeeder with aphelion ep, british producer ross from friends aka felix clary weatherall returns with his debut album on flying lotus label. family portrait is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and felixs obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk. with a handful of revered 12inches under his belt via breaker breaker, lobster theremin, distant hawaii, magicwire and a 10inch on molten jets. family portrait showcases his ability to shift and evolve, moving from the world of lo-fi to the world of flylo, he demonstrates a versatility exemplified by the ease in which he can switch between playing shows with little dragon, holding down a peak-time slot in berghains panorama bar and performing live at maida vale for bbc radio 1. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
it’s been a while since we put out the last keinemusik solo ep. but here we are. after -you are safe-, the longplay joint venture of all the keinemusik fellas and a whole lot of people remixing that very material, here’s a new two-tracker showcasing what’s going on these days in adam port’s sphere of interest.
mineral is a vinyl-only label born out of a long-lasting friendship and a mutually obsessive infatuation with records. the label is geared towards providing a platform for up-and-coming producers, showcasing intriguing and evocative electronic music ready to stand the test of time.
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.
love over entropy returns to lossless in joyful anticipation of his new “marka ep”. ll1217 assembles four versatile pieces of shimmering and floating pieces of modern house music. these cuts will certainly move and rapture dancers under the open skies or under the roofs of sweaty nightclubs alike.
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).
after their mental scapes and french kicks first eps on pont neuf records, french duo alva are back with a new 5-tracks maxi, steam lights, on their own imprint virage records. they carry on with in their deep/club vibe while bringing in some new and fresh sound designs. it oscillates between dreamy atmospheres ( all very slow , steam lights ) and hypnotical sequences ( mirage ), but there is an obvious common factor to the tracks : the groove, carried by strong basslines and punchy drums.-
warm return once again… one of the most consistent and influential agencies to have operated in the 2000s, the collective continue to develop their original agency, events and record label, and things are heating up very nicely. following soul-arresting releases from elliot lion and face + heel comes this four-track odyssey from belfast’s lunar orbit rendezvous aka lor. ready for take-off?
pets backwards to get step. spell step forwards and you get pets going back to basics. step is the new vinyl-only label from the founders of pets catz n dogz with a focus on the rawest forms and root functions of dance music. step searches for the fundamentals with under-the-radar house and techno thats not afraid to be rough around the edges. its all about the music.
the last time we heard from jex, he was cruising dance floors with his 2015 slapper -studio e- on running back. three years later, jex returns with -bad timin vol. 1,- a four-tracker made for working djs on the newly christened bad timin label. ranging from the scorched-earth acid of -zone phased- to the melancholic deep of -fee wifi,- the ep has something for everyone--well, everyone who likes hanging out at dance clubs, that is!
over the course of four unforgettable eps released on throne of blood since 2013, hardway brother sean johnston has cultivated a broad international following for his singular brand of dancefloor fodder. best known as one half of legendary dj team a love from outer space alongside the one-and-only andrew weatherall, johnston’s roots in the dance music scene include a clutch of leftfield 90’s era bangers on labels like sabres of paradise and flashcomm. beyond his original output, johnston has also remixed the likes of man power, the asphodells, museum of love, split secs, clandestino and many more. the laser ep is peaktime hardway bros business. friedman feedback loop revision (a nod to tob boss james friedmans highly-valued opinions) is a masterclass in efficient simplicity, elevating a few basic loops into an exhilarating 8 minute monster. the laser rounds out the a side with a classic electro rhythm/bass/vocal sample combo could easily have landed in retro territory. instead, hardway bros easily flips a clutch of oldschool tricks into an utterly modern execution. the b-side finds tobs label manager max pask injecting friedman feedback loop revision with his love for all things analog and italo. with his impressive collection of synths brought to life by chinatown records brennan green, the song is transformed into an epic set closer thats already devasting dancefloors like berlins panorama bar. the ep closes with afro sirene, a midtempo groover with melodic arpeggios built for the discerning djs warm-up set.
gab jr. is back on automatic writing! first cut ep features 4 original tracks showcasing the diversity of its influences, from garage house to minimal techno and all in between. the name of the ep isn t randomly chosen, as all tracks have been recorded in one take. 4 groovy fragments of imagination, automatically written on wax.
to say the past 2 years have been busy for peggy gou would perhaps be an understatement. prolific both in the studio and behind the decks, 2016 saw the release of no less than four eps across three labels. her two-part ‘art of war’ series on rekids was interspersed with a contribution to ‘phonica white’ series of 12”s.
beautiful pieces of music from kev sheridan. let the emotions take over!
maeve are thrilled to welcome long time friend kev sheridan to the label for his debut release. kev is one of the most talented musicians they know and its an honor for them to release his first work to the world. this project has been developing over the past few years and now this record showcases the deep musicality and talent kev has.
it’s remix time! we open our vaults to let our favourite producers from round the globe play around with our releases. this is the first of 3 remix eps, with fantastic reworks by the hanseatic hedonism force of rss disco, the australian psychedelic vibes of dreems, the austrian psychedelic vibes of tight pants and the mexican dreams of sainte vie. tune in, drop out!
chris schwarzwalder strikes again for denature records, this time with a 5 tracks ep: catjammer. the track of the same name as well as -slow down- produced with feathered sun lead singer jo.ke have this unique slow and melancholic groove. on the other side setup and the list will take you to darker and hypnotic places. the ep ends with leaves which sounds like an invitation to an endless ballad into the sunset.
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
this is music that comes from playing records. dj fiskars have done it for 15 years, subconsciously gathering an assortment of ideas, vibes and moments on the job. it’s only now as he’s starting his career as a recording artist those ideas start to materialize in an accessible form on wax. it’s fair to suggest that the record has a day side and a night side. “filippa” is a somewhat balearic piece: on the shelf it lands somewhere between your omar s records and a mario kart disc. on the flip, “key largo’s” mellow yet banging house grooves drop especially well at the after hours party. the release also marks the dawn of fiskars’ new vinyl-first imprint leave the man in peace with his kit – be on the lookout for more releases in 2018.
mm discos are back with a new chapter of their series -saturns-. after the successful -saturn 01- signed by the italian duo marvin & guy, helsinki s based producer stiletti-ana , well known after great works at -sex tags ufo-,-i m a cliché,,,- or -haista- , is the man who signs the second release of the series. focusing his sound into an insdustrial post-apocaliptic landscape. following the dark sounds of the series - mm saturns - , here you will get into a -lynchian trip-, an experimental-jam that for sure will make the delights of the obscure-asimetric sounds lovers. -modern obscure music s- capo pedro vian takes over the control on the b-side leaving his own personal style, that means epic, dark and danceable in equal parts.
vyvyan wants to keep his real identity secret, which is something i can’t help but respect (i did the same for a couple of years). without the context of personality, the music really does do the talking, and in this instance it has a lot to say.
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.
for the first time iron curtis enters the ring over the full ep length for uncanny valley. there hasn t been much of a discussion whether or not this is something for uncanny valley when iron curtis approached the four label heads with this new pile of dance floor material. these tunes are too good. iron curtis must have been particularly inspired by the muse while producing these four outstanding house tracks. you ll feel a comprehensive knowledge about dance music s history when listening. no doubt, the franconian who is now based in berlin has spent a good time of analysing house music s techniques. -sweet romancer- is the best example for his studio eloquence. modulated synths, a classic bass line and a whole batch of drum ideas are combined into a wonderful track. the interplay between subtlety and vitality characterizes -nixdorf danse-. plus, you won t forget those strings. on -triroom- he proves that he has a knack for melodies as well. finally, -take me home- should provide a lot of emotional moments on the dance floor with its dramatic piano and crescendo-like synth line.
out of nowhere, here comes villee with his debut ep chock full of dancefloor gems. from the very first listen we knew we had something special that we needed to release on pressed for time. its a difficult thing to reference classic tracks and artists without sounding like a carbon copy however villee manages this with aplomb. referencing larry heard (check the chords on the inventor), cajual records, french house and the diy free party sound - we think this ep is fantastic! think warm, analogue, looped up, mpc house with swing and you re on the right track
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
remixes of last years seminal chmmr debut album by telephones, dj dog & double dancer. time to check out the album again, niceness for the cold weeks to come and likewise to dig into the new remixes, de- and re- constructed by gentlemen that need no introduction!
telekinesis is a vinyl only record label. we are in the process of researching the impact of musical alchemy. inspired by the art and history of illusionists of the 19th - 20th century, creating the rich atmosphere in each release. the first release opens mikhail maksimov aka meeshoo. 4 tracks of warm house cuts, full of deep analogue basslines and pads, chunky percussive elements and dusty vintage background sounds.
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.
paneadores, it’s about time!
here you have, the snippets of our third release. this time vco join us with one track. we want to say, as many paths in life, music is a way to express ourselves. therefore, this time we want dedicate this vinyl with all our love, to charliemoon.
limited 2018 repress second 12inch release by new chicago producer. features 4 tracks of varied old school chi town house, dirty synth basslines, strings, and piano stabs. dont sleep! (solid black vinyl)
innervisions starts off the year with warm sounding rhythms, deep melodic bass and marcus way of coming up with dub elements. on the flip, fink adds his personal vocal touch on title track broad horizons.
milan s brioski returns to slow motion for his first sole record following his appearance on the italian dance wave compilation. onertolati is four tracks of tweaked-out disco madness, off-kilter rhythms and electronic brain flutters. it s kind of like being stuck inside a particularly sexy ecg machine. one of the heads and the dancers.
2nd output of the beau mot plage collective. here on this two tracker, they have chosen to put the light on stellae, a young producer from south of france who has been dealing with his machines for nearly a decade. the two tracks on this ep showcase the last sound inspiration of this talented young man. selected by the beau mot plage crew, these two tracks are vivid pictures of a journey that stretches through the night, lavirra could be peak time of it and kfort both the warming up and the afterhour.
philipp boss is a new cat to the scene but he is most definitely here to stay. we re really happy to present his first long player titled -boss-. expect nothing less then a future classic in house music history.
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 german-southafrican franchise rise music takes its second turn with one of the label heads hyenah in charge. the proper mixture of joburg vibes with the hypnotic elements of modern club music creates a new sound which moves us all. bafana bafana! kristian
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.
a few years ago we have been visited by a ufo, -dig it, understand it- has been made right after that encounter, gigi masin and william djoko provided 2 amazing remixes, something u would probably hear in a club inside an interstellar station, even though we don t know if they have turntables out there...
ROGUE CHERUB EP (FEAT. DAVE AJU+MATTHEW HERBERT RMX)
12" Vinyl D20.11.17
mr. statik with previous contributions from joe claussell, move d, mr. ties, reagenz, discrete circuit and their very own away soundsystem, the berlin label away achieved a great deal of attention since its first release back in 2015. after having played at their infamous party series before, the greek all-rounder mr. statik now also debuts as a producer on away. as emphasized with releases on such labels as bpitch control, amam, or rotary cocktail, the resident of athens club six d.o.g.s draws inspiration from pop culture like science-fiction movies as well as comic books, also reflected in his rogue cherub ep. info rogue cherub ep its an open secret that mr. statik has a strong penchant for working with vocalists, and the title track is no different. starting off with an ingenious medley assembled through samples, rhythmic elements, and a funk-infused bass-line, rogue cherub ep highlights the greeks unordinary approach on house music. despite the partly broken, partly playful vibe its dave ajus distinctive voice holding everything together in a serene fashion. no less than the acknowledged master matthew herbert himself scales the hybrid down, attaching just the right disco-house touches to create yet another dance floor gem. morning star on the flipside tops off aways fifth catalogue number by a well-crafted techno-meets-dub workout unfolding mr. statiks versatile core strengths as a producer.
we have reached our tenth reference , something that we are proud of , for wich we have chosen 6 tracks from different artists. side a roger van lunteren present the theme – acid on the lounge floor side entrance, full of slow acid beats with dubby echoes , we continue with nikolay sunak – back in the day when we were together , a deep theme with vocal samplers and all the 90 s u.k. dance reminiscences , we close this side with morales – futurama, created and thought to make you sweat the dance floors. side b nikolay sunak – loner s groove, 4×4 bases , organ chords and riffs that plunge us into deep atmospheres accompanied by a compact base of bass-line and beat boxes , roger van lunteren – care about your future , pure freestyle acid, casual, cool and bubbling , we close this tenth reference with i -vil – repentance , pure 90 s belgium rave , hoover sound , voices and rithims 909 pounding with an hypnotic bass.
d&c (the cyclist remix) - closing track d&c from faltydl’s last album ‘heaven is for quitters’ gets the full frontal workout from the cyclist who turns the ambient album closer into a powerful stomping bass heavy remix. the shuffle reminds of old school faltydl productions with added up to date production techniques. heavy. frigid air (o’flynn remix) - o’flynn lends his gentle touch reminiscent of floating points with a bubbly beautiful emotional workout of frigid air, falty’s album collaboration with mike paradinas. neeloon (palms trax remix) - dekmantel stalwart palms trax plays gentle and dance floor friendly with this suburb clean remix of neeloon, a sci-fi escape soundtrack. hands in the air, the four four bounce is festival ready. drugs feat rosie lowe (kaidi tatham remix) - kaiti tatham has been a long time influence on faltydl. this jazzy fluid musical remix with pin point accurate drums and flowing rhodes plays against the raspy beautiful vocals from rosie lowe. for the come down crew.
remixes by ada and jarle brathen info text richard davis is a gentleman with a proper musical history moving from london to berlin in the late 90s and having some spectacular releases under his belt as a producer, composer and a singer. as a vocalist richard has collaborated with, among others, swayzak, trentemöller and bomb the bass. on his new ep safety net he is turning his composing skills back to the future and his voice and songs are sounding quite like post new wave meets 1980s scott walker. alongside with fantastic remixes by hamburgs one and only ada as well as norwegian berlin dude jarle bröthen this massive ep is a masterful piece of modern pop music.
win2win, aka black spuma, aka lauer and fabrizio mammarella. is that enough names? new project from two of slow motion s most loyal artists fantasia 500 channels the spirit of detroit electro and even dare we say it ghetto house through the disco grinder to make something totally new. with enough chug and swagger to rock any floor this four tracker is 100% party ready.
300 copies - vinyl only - no repress!
a new berlin-based label coming from the russian wilderness. our first release is a 4-tracker of the analog sound enthusiast chizh and includes a secret circuit remix.
about the release: drivetrain (detroit, usa) – “dirty work (ft. goddess stephanie)” …derrick thompson’s organically deep tribal rhythm is the bedrock for melodious chords and the cunning decrees spawned by goddess stephanie. motomitsu (paris, france) – “november” …a dark and haunting symphony, built on an infrastructure rich in keyboards, chorusing under syncopated jabs and hypnotic pulsating motion. jesus gonsev (ciudad real, spain) – “countdown” …an intelligent auditory marriage integrating the essence of an ante meridiem atmosphere with fathomless claviature and precision percussive penetration. oscar holgado (seville, spain) – “the wonderman” …a sonic pilgrimage initiated with harmonic pad structure, advancing through walls of piercing string architecture, closing with a euphoric groove refrain.
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-.
ewan jansen joins the butter sessions crew with five unique tracks spanning deep house cuts to electronic jazz, recorded in perth, australia between 2002 and 2016. on the a side, ewan offers up two memorable and moody gems credo and harbinger that are just as effective on the dance floor as they are in your lounge room! the b side sees something more obscure brewing, kicked off by blueprint a balearic compu-funked tune that makes you wish it lasted for hours, followed up by the timeless piece of jazz infused ambience on the beach . the tail end of the ep leaves us with erewhon an oddball jazz tinged house jam of incomparable qualities!
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.
ltd 2017 repress, yo people, it has been a while but these things take time. since our one release last year gave you enough booty shaking until this spring, now is the rite time to drop our 8th release to get them butts shaking again. the a-side is like that dish you always order at your favorite restaurant because it simply never fails. just like it, this track during peak time hours is satisfaction guaranteed. the flipside, aa1, hands you your ass on a platter. this track belongs in any house set to be taken seriously. aa2 is the real reason behind the reasoning. novices and experts need look no further. word. vinyl only
gas grabaciones second cut it s an interesting mixture of two well known artists at their hometown. -eterno- is a very skilled dj with years of experience and also with wide experience producing, from day one he s an important reference for the label. on the other side we have -matias muten- track, his blasting live sets are an exquisite reference in uruguay. when talking about live performances, matias is a must. this work from both artists will try to tell with their analog, eclectic, bumping sounds how s the deal down in uruguay with experienced producers. ideal to play it both sides on the same dj set, they in some way complement each other, as if the story to tell is the same.
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
elizabeth merrick-jefferson is one of those artists who seem low-key. theres not a lot of information about her, if any, except for the existence of the first two records and a lone interview. one released in 2013 and the other in 2014. listening to either record tells you her music might be a lot of things, but low-key isnt one of them. powerful and colourful, direct, and with 313 references embedded in its dna, she pulls it off with style. elizabeths third record is no exception. it has found its home on our mothership label, burek. three happiness is tailor-made for the dance floor. it wont leave anyone with a pulse standing. playful synths, wonderful strings, and infectious groove make it impossible to ignore. knowledge revolution is layered and paced, painting a somewhat different picture. melancholy and a sense of mystery envelop this track, whose leitmotif vocal appears just frequently enough to provide insight into the title. the last track of this ep is fittingly titled noctilucent clouds. its a drumless track with a rhythmic main synth counterpointed by sounds which give off the impression of clouds shining through the darkness of winter nights. another amazing release from burek.
one of the core members of the apollonia family is the mastermind behind the label’s latest release. shonky steps up with his first solo ep since ‘plombiére’ which dropped in july 2016. full of funky flavours and that distinct ‘shonky style’, the new ep consists of four brand new tracks produced exclusively for apollonia. each track emanates its own unique vibe, while reppin’ shonk’s irresistible groove. on side a we have ‘tyrolien’, a jaunty number with bright tones and a tight, rolling groove. shonky injects it with a series of unusual fx and what sounds like an wizened old creature, speaking about ‘the foulest stench in the air’. it’s a superb combination and sets the ep off to a great start.next up is ‘beat street’ which has a heavier set of beats, which stomp down as a marauding b-line gets to work. tiny fizzes and cheeps in the background add depth, sounding like robotic birds at play in the wild. the track is minimal in its make up, but deep and engrossing, classic shonky material.flip the vinyl over and we have ‘torro rosso’, a bold, stomping workout with fresh percussion and a jovial analogue riff. as the bubbly low end percolates way down below, the beats pump the track along and an extra layer of analogue funk enters the fray midway through. the final track is titled ‘serpent à,, sonnette’ and swithes the vibe. it’s loose, meandering and twisted, with a hypnotic bassline and super sharp percussion. this one is going to get the dance floor locked into a groove, as it progresses a sweet, chirpy melody brightens the mood. feel the glow!once again shonky demonstrates his ability to produce groovy dance floor cuts that have their own unique fingerprint, danceable, unusual and utterly captivating. grab the new ep now!
rebus records’ proprietor, dj / producer haldo presents rebus crew ep # 1 gathering 4 tracks from some of rebus records’ shining italian producers and giving them new gain, a proper home on one fantastic deep/house music release. the project try to mix together tracks that interpretate the deep house world in multiple ways…
godzilla kebab reaches the milestone of 5 years and to celebrate they re releasing their 10th vinyl release. the release features various artists from saint petersburg, stockholm and amsterdam. from heavy disco stuff to summer acid vibe. the megadude awanto 3, the house vikings elias raam and yourhighness aka ultracity crew. the cpu of mighty d-pulse band, klim and semyon with their very special project attic chefs. finally, label head sames steps up to round off the ep.
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.
raam is putting out records in a steady pace and has already reached raam 006. on this ep raam is diving deeper into the deep house universe and the production and sound quality is immaculate. the ep opens with titled, which is the perfect marriage between that warm deep bass-line, rolling percussion and fragile and wobbly chords.
die zweite single aus dem neuen booka shade-album “galvany street” mit archive-sänger craig walker on vocals ist der disco-inspirierte feel-good-song “numb the pain”, für den das duo gleich zwei neue versionen abliefert: die knackig-kurze single version plus den clubfreundlichen extended mix, der an legendäre 80’er 12” mixes erinnert. wie üblich enthält jede singleauskopplung auch einen exklusiven, neuen bonustrack, hier ist es der instrumentale tech-house-tune “fade away”.
thus far lost city of atlantis has been spotted on just one 12-, released on emotions electric two years ago and supposedly the handiwork of a producer active in the late 80s between new york and detroit. whether the providence is correct or not hardly matters, the most important thing is the quality of the tunes, and on this new release for slow town there s an abundance of hardware delights to get freaky to. -secret code of 7- is a particularly bugging synth jam, while -four- piles the swinging funk on heavy. this is certainly rough and ready house music, whenever and wherever it was made.
a special collection on a limited 2x12 inch vinyl edition including brand new versions of some of the classics of the label in the first ten years.
the package features remixes from some of our favourite artists. the don of chicago deep house ron trent gives his timeless classic touch to without me by tevo howard feat. tracey thorn.
formed in late 2014, berlin-based irish/australian duo evvol released their debut album ‘eternalism’ via !k7 records in the summer of 2015. following european live runs with peaches and yacht and worn out by the immediacy of preset-sound achieved through popular computer music programs, the pair holed up in their kreuzberg studio to write their wonderfully atmospheric and deeply personal ‘physical l.u.v’ ep. released last year to critical acclaim, it’s title track has now been given the deluxe remix treatment it deserves, with new cuts from two dutch artists at the top of their game. panorama bar’s first lady and ostgut records mainstay steffi kicks things off with a unique, downbeat interpretation of the original, showcasing the beautifully melodic and captivating style that has cemented her status in the realms of contemporary electronic music. next up her fellow klakson records honcho ramps things up with his own audacious take on the track. dexter’s first brush with the electronic music world was on the dancefloor as part of a breakdance crew. back then he learnt the power of rhythm and how to move a floor, going on to release on clone, rush house and ostgut himself, producing everything from pioneering electro to deeper house and raw techno.
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!
since the beginning of có,,,meme, until today we feel a connection to the electronic beats from south africa. có,,,meme tracks like -pata pata-, -osea... hello?-, -el sucu tucu- and many more prove this, and one main inspiration, is dj spoko, partner of dj mujava, for whom he wrote and produced the legendary -township funk-. but also in joburg, and without our knowledge, có,,,meme tunes were dropped at some of the coolest parties in town, so matias aguayo aka the don jumped of joy when he was invited to play there, where he met spoko and started to jam with him in a studio in the center of joburg! jamming and smoking till the break of dawn, they put together these tracks, that carry the spirit of this label, the vibe of joburg nights, the “bacardi” rhythms from the atteridgeville township outside pretoria, comemian latin- tech grooves, the dancesteps on the carpet of kitchener s bar in braamfontein and the hotness of a có,,,meme night in medellí,,,n, cologne or buenos aires.
for this second release, the hedzup crew invite the hot and prolific producer carlos sanchez in collab with wlad and damien badey for an hypnotic groove named strong. two solid remixes on this release - politics of dancing pushed the track to a higher level of efficiency and john jastszebski applied his raw techno touch. as an extra tool, the 2 heads thinking from hedzup, wlad and mancini for their first collab created an aerian and groovy track -12th-.
following the widely acclaimed releases of fouk & kito jempere, our autumn release is nothing but a strictly family affair. kid grimm is indeed a brand new alias of our dear friend alland byallo, longtime collaborator of the label both for his production & awesome graphic works. with an impressive discography crossing over quality imprints such as third ear, bad animal, real tone or rawax, the san francisco born and berlin resident always got something exciting coming out of his machines.
reissue of this 20y old timeless classic with a new basic soul unit rmx on the b-side!almost two years ago we reissued dj boom kinda kickin with an extra efdemin remix on curle-p06. because y all loved it so much, we decided to reissue two more matthew herbert deep house goodies. after the very well received linkwood remix of see you on monday it now time for one of herbert s biggest records deeper, from the iconic part two ep, 20 years old but still timeless! on remix duties is basic soul unit, who saw his album released on dekmantel end of last year. we knew he was good, but his remix exceeded each and any of our expectations.
retrograde returns late september with * in reverse pt.1*, a various artist package featuring matteo luis, natureboy gold, terron and marlon hoffstadt. berlin based imprint retrograde marks its fith release here and once again welcomes back a selection of the collective recording artists already featured on the label such as label head-honcho natureboy gold, ffrr/play it down artist marlon hoffstatd, also co-founder of the label and tipped as a future star by pete tong on radio 1.
to mark the 20th release on essential house label holic trax, boss man tomoki tamura steps up wth his first solo outing on the imprint. coming on vinyl and digital, one of the cuts is a sample for you to use on your own tracks that you can then fire back to the label.
having been on something of a hiatus following the birth of his kids, milton jackson is back and in best form ever on songs without words. his most recent releases have been on uk label tsuba and is responsible for remixes for recloose on planet e, al kent, and m a n i k. kito jempere debuted on freerange in 2013 but quickly got soon after got snapped up for ep s on dirt crew, let s play house and most recently room with a view. he also owns and manegs the fata morgana label from his base in saint petersburg. pittsburgh track authority are the genre bending trio releasing some of the finest house and techno from the east coast of the us on their own label in the machine age as well as esteemed imprints such as azuri, argot and finale sessions. kuniyuki is something of a japanese enigma, staying resolutely below the radar despite being heralded by many (including derrick may) as a major inspiration. the multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with henrik schwarz, vakula, dj nature and jimpster and has released on mule and sound of speed and remixed dj sprinkles, joe clausell and ananda project.
karat welcomes the talented andrade ! already heard on labels such as dessous, innercircle, mixmode or d’julz’ bass culture, he delivers a 3 tracks ep gorgeously groovy as hell, some kind of deep but punchy floorfillersto please any kind of crowd. a nice release just perfect for the spring to come! welcome!
set to cause serious heat, hot creations release the mighty gotham city from rydim featuring the electrifying voice of chicago house legend paris brightledge. the release also offers a sonic remix from simon baker under his techno moniker bkr projekt plus an alternative moonlight mix.