felix has been working his studio hard this past summer and caned out a whole bunch of awesomeness! we are more than pleased to welcome him back on dirt crew this year after his excellent new ep on bobby donny and the buster jam for our deep love 2018 compilation
articulat is the (new) artist name of ovidiu stanciu, a romanian dj/producer living in rotterdam. under the moniker manikin, he worked on several concept albums with titles like popular mechanics, taxim and grandma s attic revival over the last couple of years. while selecting tracks for this debut ep it felt like curating a best of , and we chose to put three thriving and pounding slow-beat bangers on the a side, and to show more of articulat s versatile style on the b-side. expect experimental electronic songs inspired by themes like steampunk and romanian folklore, very precisely engineered to experience storytelling in the most physical way.
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.
2018 repress , genius of time for running back! finally making the esteemed juno jam - known and dearly loved since john talabots dj-kicks contribution - available to a wider public for the first time, the gothenburg couple draw a whole tribal-vodoo-house-ep around it. percussion happy and as spiritual as a green mass, it would make joe claussell proud. bass drum, djungel muzik!
hightime inc. is the unit of the two guys “dj tasaka + j.a.k.a.m. (juzu a.k.a. moochy)”who know each other since teenage in tokyo. they have been on their individual career on the different fields. in 2017 they dropped their 1st album “alchemsit now!”which includes various musical influences as hiphop,house,techno,jungle,world music etc.. and it does not belong to any of them. their miscellaneous blended dj set with their own tracks explodes vibrantly as a fundamental passion for the dance floor.
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.
especial specials and deek recordings return with the second vinyl sampler of the covered in gloria album. as before, deek s bullion pulls together the label s alumni and homies a gamut of talent and styles feature, from suzanne kraft, minor science, sultan shakes, eyedress and geller & kaya.
inspired by a fluid mix of global club sounds including uk funky, kuduro, techno and rap, nervous horzion co-head tsvi is to kick off 2018 with the release of new ep, ‘rambo’. comprised of six tracks, including collaborations with dj jm and fellow nervous horizon boss, wallwork, as well as a bonus remix from luru, ‘rambo’ details how tsvi’s sound continues to evolve, taking on bold new shapes in the process.
from a recent mixmag story about one of pandreas releases: there must be something in that fresh arctic air in norway: from the sex tags mania crew to todd terje, the icy scandinavian nation has become a hotbed for producers making a particularly sparkling blend of leftfield disco and house.
music from memory return with their penultimate ep of 2017, this time with four tracks drawn from virgil vincent work jnrs little-known cassette only debut from 1987, fast forward. following on from a previous compilation of works taken from one of virgils collaborative projects as the duo workdub, this album under simply vincent, reflects a more stripped back and raw musical approach from the st. louis musician.
in the final chapter of the theory of flo story, we ve enlisted the services of the mighty dj sotofett to remix the closing track for mihaly , and what a job he s done! dark, weird and percussive -just how we like it. we also include brand new versions featuring occasional live drummer, laurie pitt and a reprise with poppy ackroyd. credits remixed & reproduced by dj sotofett at wania 1. guitar solo by jeks. synthesizers, percussion & programming by dj sotofett percussion & violin by laurie pitt and poppy ackroyd
saine & smith consists of jaja saine and leo smith. two talented djs/producers from stockholm. both are diaspora kids - jaja saine s background is in west africa and leo s in barbados. so their debut release is a kind of heritage reflection, with twisted elements of decadent scandinavian dance music, which echoes generally in their sound. a. lord vanlig - inspired from afro-caribbean traditional folk music from the 60s. a melodramatic blend of cheer and sorrow. with capturing and repetitive drums combined with a compact kick and sweet overlay of melodious keys and child laughter. b. sir viktig – a deep house banger with haunting ghost like pads, catchy afrobeat samples and vocal snippets.
exciting remix project of canadian/french duo hey mother death’s track deranged my love. connecting artists from across genres, each with their own unique take on the original. mr tc, donald dust, sweet dieter and premier track from jacuzzi general
the mighty shadeleaf pull in a seriously strong u.s team for their twelfth release damon bell from oakland, is a chief connoisseur at heralded deepblak recordings, and stands strong offering a complex variety of sounds that ebb and flow through all of his productions. known for his polyrhythmic, organic, and soul-filled musical releases on deepblak recordings & sound of speed records japan, he has also scored critically acclaimed releases recently on burek, meda fury, and don t be afraid. this collaborative ep with the vocalist (good friend and former oakland, and now berlin resident) khalil anthony, features a production collaboration with shadeleaf s own thatmanmonkz, and a remix from the mighty afrikan sciences as always, top drawer isht another shadeleaf sureshot
SOAK (AXEL BOMAN, MAN POWER, BIRD OF PARADISE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK01.03.17
soak by james hadfield, featuring danny linton, is one of the main reasons for the launch of me me me and a record i love so much i have done my first rem ix for the label, explains man power. further remixes from axel boman and bird of paradise cement a stellar third release on the burgeoning me me me imprint.
gatupreto release their sophomore distino di nos vida on tink! music! the duo from lisbon s hinterland return with a second round of their impeccable, futuristic theory on modern club music after the acclaimed modo di trabadja ep, released in 2015. the tropical taste of cabo verde, the cool of that lisbon dance floor fusionism, the appeal of classic vibes. tracks too dark and twisted to be called afro, too sexy and melodic to be called techno, too smart and freaky to be called house and too cool and mature to be called kuduro, it is simply gatupreto. on the a side i became me, deep afro dub with a killer sub bass and endless echoes, starring portuguese soul and hip hop legend nbc as guest vocalist and a remix by afro dutch master and fellow tink! artist philou louzolo who turns i became me into an irresistible deep house with african undertones. on the flip side, the dark dramatic stomping tracks afrowerk and gatu di noti, the first an eerie, irresistible peak time banger, and the later a stormer with sounds from natural africa, harpy acid lines and an off kilter beat.
* after almost 20 years of making tracks with blaringly loud kicks, you tend to start producing with the other elements first to give yourself a break from the constant pounding of monitors at point blank range. following an analog filter shopping spree, i began working on a group of tracks where the low end was satisfied by the filtering, and realized these songs worked just fine without a bass drum. therefore this record is called “rareforms” since most of my other work consists of a kick drum and lots of loud effects. this record is dedicated to the brilliant synthesist and interpreter isao tomita, whose records always provide inspiration in the lab. also to master storyteller rod serling and his frequent collaborator bernard hermann, whose score for the hitchcock film vertigo i adapted through some midi processes and wavetable synthesis, then sent it through a 4-foot spring reverb.* - phil moffa
the new offshoot of isaiah tapes - baptismo alpinismo - presents brooding soundscapes in a 7-inch red-marbled cut. the two pieces by arnheim work as soundtracks for individuals braving themselves towards self discovery within the structures of the concrete jungles.
the martinez brothers cuttin headz returns with a new ep from the butcha, entitled 10001 and backed with two remixes from matrixxman. phil moffa aka the butcha is a new york city based musician, producer and engineer most notably known for his works alongside dj spider and anthony parasole for sublevel sounds / plan b recordings and alongside seth troxler for hypercolour. here we see him return to the fledgling cuttin headz imprint with his idiosyncratic take on raw, emotive house music following his destination void release alongside dj spider and brendon moeller last year. up first are two originals from the butcha, the first of which 99 prince st. lays focus on echoing atmospherics, snaking rhodes and shuffling dubbed out percussion while the latter, 6 hubert st. pivots towards an amalgamation an upfront organic rhythm alongside a weighty low end drive and wandering synth swells. to complete the package san franciscos matrixxman delivers two interpretations, firstly the acidized mix which as the name would suggest draws on squelching 303 lines layered over processed snippets from the original before the digital bonus transhuman mix closes on an arpeggio fuelled techno tip.
what ever not is the variegated music outlet from experienced dodi palese and dan mela, italian djs and producers supporting, selling, playing and releasing instrumental and dance music for two decades. what ever not tenth record, ‘galegos bar / the ritual’, sees a split release signed by dan mela and marco erroi. label co-founder dan mela inaugurates a new moniker ‘man dela’ for ‘the ritual’ - the original track gets remixed by anton zap, with whom mela already collaborated for a digital release on his own ethereal sound. flipping on the other side, marco erroi, head of common series ltd, continues his production career with ‘xxxv gold fingers’ for the ‘galegos bar’ side – one of the many different aliases he personifies - also contributing by realizing the artwork. ‘galegos bar / the ritual’ offers two sides of the same coin and we can have both things with one stroke. the common denominator is the ethnical ritual. it is fully expressed in the man dela side with deep and hypnotic ride out turned upside down by anton zap with a dynamic electronic waltz. the same item, however, is magically hidden in the xxxv gold fingers side, where we can find it in the form of drink beer and play cards just like in most terrible bars in south of italy.
(limited double 12 with printed inner sleeves) -action- is the 1st single of cassius s new album (release date 24.06.2016). this ep features 6 tracks, exclusively for the record store day, the first single -action- from the upcoming album releases as a double 12 inch edition. it features remixes that wont be published in any other form. a delicious foretaste before the main course.
the bush is a homage to the place where i have lived for the last decade (askew road). the askew road itself is slowly changing so i wanted to document all the places that play a big part in mine and my families lives before they eventually get sold for more flats or tescos. first up was peckings studio 1 record shop, which has been on this stretch of road since the 1960s. next up is the mighty sun pub which became a local talking point when they sold the place because a sign sat in the window that announced this bup is close.
introducing previous highlife guest, cain for his first vinyl release. weve been asked about nagan joyously infectious vocals all summer since its debut on our rinse show and are excited to finally share it along with highlife exclusive, vatula. think daphni via delhi and youll be in a similar ballpark.
this vinyl pack just gets progressively better with this subtle, sophisticated rich tapestry of melodic synth lines & sublime drums. ‘madhouse is already a favourite with the scenes heavy hitters. ‘sensei barks deep housey stabs combined with soulful chord progressions to make a this sexy dancefloor mover. funk dvoid & toby bearing no surprises here with yet another quality track. enter ‘six hours later - galactic textures & dubbed out chords make the finale of this bedrock series a hypnotising aural journey.
a: so many dreams - original vocal mix
this mix certainly reaches the early days of house & acid. an era of electronic music we will never forget. great vocal feel that will keep dance floors moving all night.
b1: so many dreams - sub rockers dub
is a rockers version of side a with a great rock bass line to add a slight alternative twist to the mix lots of energy!
b2: so many dreams - tribal dream mix
is a tribal house mix with lots of loving beats & splashes of tripped out vocal warm vibes for the summer.
mule musiq proudly introduce the new artist&music in south africa. there are huge deep house scene in south africa.you already know the one of the star in outh africa “culoe de song” who release on innervisions and mule musiq. on a side, the music remind joe claussell or that kind of music but moodswings put more unique touch. on b side, the music is bit closer with chilian stuff than afro house. so their unique music is like a fusion of joe claussell and henrik schwarz and luciano
nice price deal !!! conya returns with pure late summer nights dancefloor madness and new logo after the summer break. conya welcomes the italians ciappy dj and davide murri in the family. the paradise remix from our main man from rome haldo already caused euphoria during the summer on our clubstar family ibiza 007 sampler. now we release the full package to the global dancefloors. the ciappy magic main mix will tear the roof of any club if used in the right time and will lift the crowd to another dimension for sure. on top we spoil you with the dreamy david & ciappy n japan mix and the musical unplugged journey.
the mae is resident dj of south of spains best night clubs (doom disco, salvation). his deep and powerful tunes come with exciting female vocals, tribal and breal beat elements. a superb rip roaring madness!!
big with padded cell, chris duckenfield, dj naughty, only fools & horses, cosmo vitelli, mock & toof !! cult us producer fernando miranda rios aka michoacan returns to tiny sticks after dropping choice cuts & remixes for speak recordings, permanent vacation & global underground. opiate opus is a superb, driving, analogue sounding discoid track complete with memorable vocal hooks from the man himself. rising berlin based producer mujaba (four roses) provides a killer slo-mo house mix which will appeal to fans of ame, dixon, innervisions etc. on the flip new york producer nick chacona presents
another effortlessly excavated and amended quartet of surefire, cone rattling club cuts. all four tracks have been, as ever, lovingly reduced to their bare essence, ensuring they re as indispensible as the mangled label they re on alongside the much hyped forthcoming release on dfa ray mang has been behind a plethora of releases on labels like noid, fiasco, u star, nuphonic etc etc over the years and has cemented his reputation as an amazing producer in his own right as well a studio engineer extraordinaire for the likes of the idjut boys, glimmers & many more. ray has delivered yet again!! as always, only one limited pressing will be available - you know the deal!
the transatlatins (aka roger sanchez & dj oliver) team up with the legendary india for i cant live without music. entered the dmc buzz chart at no.1! the house anthem of 2009! big production and amazing vocal performance from india.
by now dazzle drums and nite grooves are old friends. this being their 5th release on the label, the beat goes on and carries us with it. gypsyman turns out an organic bent out of shape (we didnt say warped!), percussive, almost dubby, instrumental delight. this is one of the definite moods one would hear at say, the shelter. its got that kind of clubby rhythmic organic vibe. call it what you will, we call it hot. tokyo deep that follows is a more upbeat instrumental full of synth moog sounds and overflowing washes. very car chase or early 80s stalk you cinema, catch the drama while you can!
map dances very own miles numan comes up with a hot summer track, which already got a lot of feedbacks by various a list djs. besides the funky original mix the groove junkies from the usa turned it into a sexy afrohouse bomb. for late hours miles numan comes up with a dub version with beats and a bassline that will drive your crowd crazy. try this!!
2007 marked an outstanding success in the world of swiss production duo ivan l and dan daniel. their blasting remake of one of the 90s biggest new wave hits enjoy the silence directly approved by depeche modes mastermind martin gore took the scene by storm with international recognition from all the key players such as david guetta, sander kleinenberg, james zabiela, roger sanchez, paul van dyk, hernan cataneo, victor simonelli, george acosta, paul oakenfold, jose amnesia, johan gielen and many many more...
2nd release of african calling which mule musiq focus the south african deep house scene. the brightest hope of south african deep house scene “infected soul” got two african tech house tracks. on a side, >ritual instict< is simple but effective track.if you like the production of argy or dennis ferrer,you will like this song. on b side, >monday rain< is more organic and african taste which remind culoe de song or mr raoul k.
the team composed by alex dandi & francesco brini presents two different tracks in sound and dancefloor use...we wish to point out i like (disco) samba since if you use it right, you might be able to give fire to the whole dancefloor.
nice price deal !!! massive world exclusive new signature from no1 independent french dance label scorpio music.written & produced by yannick rogier & joel guidon. party people is set up to reach the top of charts with a huge & incomparable dancefloor effect. check this out!
cool coop between one half of the lajja label booses carlos fauvrelle and portugals no 1 dj jiggy. verdadeira dimensao is an atmospheric techy edged progger. flip for nicht nicht a tribalistic techhouse monster
marcelo torres once again is showing his hot feeling for the house tribal sound influenced by some electronic sounds which come out in the two mixes put together along with maurizo gubellini...hot release for the club!!!
part 1 is a murky, cinematic epic. a heads down, hands in the air anthem which has crowds saluting the speakers and has already pricked the ears of some of the industrys key players, inc nick warren, pete tong, nic fanciulli, erick morillo, carl cox, m.a.n.d.y tomas himself finishes off this package with a fine dub that has only added to the outstanding club support. 5 plays on pete tongs essential mix & tipped for massive things by tong himself
this sophomore gogo music release includes next to ralf gum’,s interpretations as well shanas original version. while shana liked ralf gums timeless reworks that much that they instantly put them as bonus tracks on their freshly released album forever yours, which just has been released in south africa on their own label. true talents from different continents building a perfect symbiosis - and: true talent not only stands the test of time: it stands out in its own time, rising above competition to connect with an audience and establish its own original voice. we invite you to enjoy with us the pleasures of african modern sounds - be sure to check it out!
juan fernando and friends taking a break from beat freak for this 3 mix tribal number on distinto the sweet morphine mix is the one for those who like the tough tribal sound,the elektravelo mix veers off in the electro house direction and the trivalium mix is a nice combination of the previous 2
the unstoppable groove invaderz are back with another slammin ep. this time enlisted the superb vocal talents of nicole tyler who does a great job in singing this song. also features a stunning remix from kid massive and big city dogs. but the original mix is the one getting people frothing at the mouth