the record comes in a plain black sleeve (3mm spine) with holes. standard weight black vinyl.
in 2015 sam shepherd - aka floating points - released his break out. critically acclaimed debut elaenia. earlier this year he followed up the album with reflections - mojave desert. a short film and soundtrack featuring tracks recorded in the mojave desert. today the polymathic producer is pleased to announce his latest project. ratio. an epic track bordering on 19-minutes that harks back to his earlier dance floor focussed releases. over the course of the summer floating points has developed ratio as part of his solo live electronic show at festivals around the world.
diverse stamps on off-set discosleeves. limited run due to heavy stamp work. typography and drawings by stefan marx
live slow is the result of 2 young fellows teaming up after a drunken night in berlin to dive into the hazy beats. after solo releases on labels like unknown to the unknown. lobster theremin. shall not fade. mörk (trp) or rhythm nation and hotflush (ron blanco). down by the lake is very happy to present the results of their first sessions. drawing and typography by stefan marx. hand-stamped with love. the record is dedicated to emmy the cat and her tree:
this 12-. out on the limited-run livejam limited imprint. wants to propose three club-oriented cuts exctracted from john swing s debut album assorted moods . on a more dj friendly format. the 4th track on the ep. -bonus track-. is a previously unreleased raw house groover in typical john swing s style. 350 hand numbered copies.
marquis hawkes marks his fifth release for aus with another classy 2 tracker titled. æthe phoenixÆ (part 1 and part 2). the phoenix follows up summer hit æthe basement is burningÆ which saw midland. the black madonna and gerd janson all supporting at festivals worldwide. the phoenix is two takes on one concept. part one takes the disco and house amalgam which marquis has developed in recent times to itÆs logical conclusion. perfectly walking the tightrope between joyous abandon and classy depth. and giving djs the perfect weapon for all floors. from sweaty basements right the way through to much bigger dancefloors. part two then flips the program with the same raw materials and sets up the perfect shot. directed at a big room house/techno crossover. building on the foundations laid by the detroit techno originators by infusing contemporary production values and a more modern twist. the phoenix is something of a landmark ep for marquis hawkes. once again redefining his sound. we canÆt wait to hear what he does next.
following on from our previous gladys knights & the pips 12inch ( love is always on my mind / bourgie bourgie cat no: disco115) it gives us great pleasure to re-issue her most sought-after and in-demand 12inch the walter gibbons remix of it s a better than good time backed with the full version of saved by the grace of your love. this is a legendary and super-rare 12inch which was only ever issued in canada and has become something of a holy grail for serious dance music collectors over the years. a decent condition copy will currently set you back £300+ and that s only if you re lucky enough to find one! it s a gibbons master-class like you know he can. fully remastered on limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
yet another highly in-demand 12inch from the philadelphia international stable and an artist who s records never go out of date! this is a killer double-sided beauty with the frenetic and jazzy life on mars from his debut 1976 album on the top-side and the mellow all-time classic and soul boy anthem the sweetest pain from 1979 on the flip. two very different sides of a great artist. both of which show the level of diversity that he was capable of producing. the last legitimate release of this was back 1999 and a mint copy will currently set you back circa £50. if you can ever find one. word of warning: there are some u.s. bootlegs from 2008 that still appear to be in circulation and which are easy to spot since they use the u.s. silver p.i.r. label. we are currently getting these taken down and hopefully they ll soon be removed from the marketplace. accept no substitute! all our 12inch re-issues are licensed from the copyright owners and legally covered. no time for fakes over here!
for his third release. vertv returns by presenting the first ep of the new icône serie that focus on showcasing local talents and friends from the label s circle. the songs are put together in order to create a coherent yet versatile dj friendly eps that can be as much appreciated as a whole than separately.built as a crescendo. icône 1 is a great summary of the label interests from jazz (rafiki s la fourche). urban melancolia (monomite s city life). deep funkyness (label s cofounder neue grafik & lieu saint are making their first appearance on vertv here with moutons electriques and sale paradis) to spontaneous straighter-to-the-face lo-fiesque house killers (mad rey s travail de porc). icone #1 is a great panomara of what you could expect from the people from vertv.
deep house excursions for the eclectic mind. includes a beautiful remix by uk prodigy forest drive west supported by françois x. simo cell. peverelist. riverette. dos attack. sandro. san soda. al kassian
do yourself a favour and dance across the floor when listening to the new jacob korn-record. aptly titled son of gx. the music is heavily based on the good old yamaha electone organ. the home organ for the world s gentlemen was modified by jacob himself and is now an integral part of his studio. as you ll hear it on the ep. it injects a decent dose of fun into jacob s vision of house music. at least. you will instantly notice that when listening to singlefinger chord. a track that conquers the floor with its disco elements. rumours say that jacob s cat toddled on his poor man s yamaha cs80 when producing cats on organs. if that s true. the cat provided an irresistible hook to an already slamming. italo-inspired track. son of gx is every bit as compelling as the first two tracks with its synth trumpet glory while the slighty darker fun blocks sustains us with heavy percussion works straight out of the yamaha electone organ. on top. you ll get a remix for singlefinger chord by new york s jacques renault (let s play house) as digital bonus.
if you know sweat it out. you’d know it’s not too often we release full length albums. so with this in mind. we are extremely excited to announce our fifth ever (!) album release by international signing purple disco machine.
opening the year with massive remixes for jamiroquai and gorillaz. pdm dropped his first single in 2017. body funk. back in may. it went on to become the #1 most played track on bbc radio 1 that month and is currently still the second most shazam’d song in ibiza. second only to single #2 from the album. devil in me (feat. duane harden & joe killington).
the 13-track album is as diverse as they come. touching on traditional disco house. through to funk. soul. boogie. nu-disco and indie dance. it also features some jaw-dropping collaborators including. ceelo green. faithless. kool keith. duane harden. and baxter just to name a few…
this release has 2 tracks from dawn again & rothmans. rothmans ant runs vinyl only rothmans label from liverpool and dawn again who has releases on wonder stories and porn wax as well as ant’s rothmans imprint.
nazare is a balearic house which has been left on the slo cooker all day. with a nagging baseline and lush pads a plenty. max essa takes us on a moody balearic tropical ride for his remix.
walpole is another slice of balearic house with a throbbing bassline and trips arms. this time the remix picks up the pace a little for a more dance floor. norwegian disco-esque groove from edsc’s very own neil diablo.
a truly essential package for the die-hard disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening. for dancing. for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco.
following on from the ability ii pressure re-release. major problems and compassion cuts present another in-house favourite from their vaults: the sublime garage/rnb earworm dont tell me (how love should feel) by 2-bmw. a tony humphries/zanzibar favourite. the sole release on life of luxury in 1990 was new jersey producer larry p rauson’s first cut. and never saw a full release. it’s presented with three remarkable dubs from the mysterious man in bed. two of which in turn are flipped by compassion crew and. completing the circle. by larry himself. full colour cover with matt finish. restored and mastered by thomas p heckmann at trope. cut by andreas kauffelt at schnittstelle. artwork by mel keane. larry on dont tell me: tony played the song at zanzibar (on a) saturday night. that sunday morning my phone was blowing up... that weekend gave me the moment of my career. i was an engineer at the local cable company. listening to tony humphries on the radio. not expecting it. tony humphries played my record on his show... i did not last much longer at that job.
zwo fremde was recorded in 1994 by zky and daniel paul (aka cab drivers). the next year cabinet records was founded. the track now comes in full length on vinyl. mastered from the original tape. this gem is a master piece and a blueprint for many tracks these guys made. also other artists are inspired by this timeless classic. like konstantin sibold: it was the model for his track >mother< he said. backside 50 is the perfect b-side and rounds off the 50th release on berlins house label no. 1.
>zwo fremde< contains somewhere in the middle of the track original 1994 dirt. thats how they recorded the jam.
your vinyl copy is fine!
5 track ep. yamahas dx series of synthesizers has long been a source of inspiration for tom trago. the dx7. in particular. appeals to the dutch producer thanks to a unique sound that he describes as glassy but classic and icy. 34 years after it went on sale the same year as trago was born. interestingly the synthesizer’s sound still bristles with futurist appeal. trago. who was partially trained in how to use the dx7 by studio friends bok bok. sterac electronics and juju and jordash. has decided to pay tribute to this most distinctive of synthesizers by using it as inspiration for serene waters. his first ep for voyage direct since 2014 epic hidden heart of gold.
this is the kind of house music that disco built! bons records is back with an ep full of soul. in the ninth release. the catalan label is nourished by four first-rate artists in an album full of disco and funk samples. slide a is for not me. a young catalan producer who performs a club version of one of the all-time essential soul records. on the other hand. madrid-based javi frías has made another of his sought after trips through disco music. on the b-side. dj bruce lee. one of the best and most active selectors in town. presents a dj-tool of house music with samples of a very well-known disco track. do you know which one it is? doc l junior. artist of label rosters as sex tags mania or music for freaks. presents a classic house track with 80 s feel to close a round ep.
italoconnection. italo legend federico di bonaventura aka fred ventura with sound specialist paolo gozzetti. after years of collaborations. remixes and productions comes the first real album from this duo. following voyage. this hit squad are linking up with a spread of extraordinary talent for an album that explores a cityscape of variety. from the avenues of synth pop and plazas of space disco. the boulevards of italo to new wave skyscrapers: metropoli. the beautiful tones of francesca gastaldi feature prominently on this brand new album. tones which marry perfectly with addictive synthlines. of course. mr ventura is at the lp s core. an artist who continues to define italo disco with his unmistakable presence. style and voice. lyrical partnerships are pivotal across the eleven tracks. old friends and new have come together. meeting against a backdrop of radiant keys. clean-shaven beats and deep pads. alessandra contini of il genio. martin blix of italove and italo godfather francesco rago (of lectric workers. decadance. expansives. and wanexa fame) all lend their unique attitudes. experiences and voices for some incredibly special music. italoconnection s most daring and dynamic release to date. metropoli is the summary of all fred ventura and paolo gozzetti experiences. it is their electronic music manifesto. a manifesto with an european vision. a sound journey with an unknown destination. an album that will open vistas and visions of italo past. present and future. music of vintage class with a modern and cosmopolitan allure: metropoli.
long time is it balearic artist max essa returns with two warm weather bombs.
first up is mekko sekko an early evening shuffler full of all max’s trademark sounds subtly charming the most horizontal listener onto the dancefloor.
top post sunset shuffler. craig bratley pumps up the bass sounds and drops an lovely vocal accent. we love this remix at iib a real fav. reminiscent of an early doors flying track the b-side is the stand alone track aestival a beautifully evocative journey from chilled out bliss do chuggy dancefloor grooving done as only max can do. great to have him back.
boulderball is a whole new. fully stretched world. inspired by everything from the bomberman hero ost and cesar camargo marianos prisma lp. to going on youtube and playing tracks at 1.25 speed. the lp is made of fizzing brazilian fusion. video game music. virtuoso keyboard playing. funk. and the type of glorious. hook-driven pop energy known to fans of ymo. new order. and mario 64 alike. dope. period.future times is very happy to announce that we re putting out boulderball. the first lp from repetentes 2008 (aka gabriel guerra of rios 40% foda/maneiríssimo crew). this september!
vancouver based producer. woodhead. adds masterworks music to his list of accomplishments with the minty fresh 12” ep. -deeper than love- just around the corner. after making his bed with the likes of editorial. royal soul and homebreakin . it’s no surprise masterworks would be all hot and heavy over these thumpin cuts.
kicking things off on the sleazy tip is -be with you.- a mid-tempo funk number that carries an irresistible vibe. bumpin moog bassline and a chug that is sure to inspire more than one dancefloor to do the hustle. taking things a bit deeper is -i love you.- with it’s hypnotic chords. brooding sub-bass and twirling groove.
flip the disc over to catch -love so fine.- which lightens things up a tad thanks to a shuffling rhythm and layers of chords and soulful vocals. ep closer. -whenever you’re around- amps things up with a heavy dose of 80’s chunk and funk… serious business to get the party all hot and sticky.
it was a matter of time until john swing finally made his debut on warm sounds with three cuts in collaboration with the yet unknown david soleil-mon. considering john swing s previous material. this featuring defines a fresh approach to the composition. the signature raw grooves that have so far delivered stripped down. minimalistic house gems are now opening up to more meditative states of mind through a crafty combination of tones. every element sounds organically in its place: a1 delivers the right energy for the conscious dancefloor while a2 steps forward towards a more futuristic groove aesthetic. on the b side. searchin pleasures us with a lo-fi 11 min journey crossing over from dub to jazz while still keeping the signature house sound. definitely a turning point for john swing. who s now uncovering a new side of his faceted output. limited to 500 hand numbered copies.
MEMORIES EP (INCL. BOO WILLIAMS RMX) (COLOURED VINYL)
colooured 12" Vinyl D17.10.17
rawax proudly welcomes gal perez & hadas cohen aka rrz & dasco to the family! the very talented duo from tel aviv delivers on the -memories ep- some serious house tracks which convinced us from the first moment. on top they present here chicago master and chiwax artist. mr. boo williams with his interpretation of the track -brighter-. strong debut release - more to come!
TRIANGLE DES BERMUDAS (MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK19.10.17
jules etienne has been skirting around labels such as apersonal music for a few years. but here makes a strong statement with a new record for cocktail d amore. triangle des bermudas is a swinging yet cosmically inclined jam powered by warm synth arpeggios. which regular collaborator massimiliano pagliara then nudges up into crafty deep house territory. cuban omlette is a delicate affair that interweaves pattering percussion and nagging synth lines to make a particularly heady brew before johns job finishes the record off with a richly layered drum track that should have djs across the board getting tricky in the mix.
echoes of this summer’s ‘shango’ still shimmer through systems as detroit’s waajeed continues to make good on his promise: to “put paint where it ain’t.” after years of soul. funk and hip-hop explorations as a founding member of the platinum pied pipers (among many other innovative escapades) and. most recently. a soulful remix of amp fiddler on kenny dixon’s mahogany music. waajeed is building on the fresh line of house grooves he commenced this summer. his first pedigree dancefloor tracks in almost 20 years. he taps directly into the source and builds with his own soulful bricks. it’s working. too. dj-wise he’s playing alongside moodyman. mr. scruff and carl craig this fall. while ‘shango’ has enjoyed heavyweight support by the black madonna. carl craig. jackmaster. gilles peterson and many notable selectors.
from dive bar to record label. paradise palms’ fifth release is a follow up instalment to its debut compilation lp. ‘bonnie tropical’. featuring music primarily made in edinburgh and glasgow. the collection shines a light on some of the most exciting music being in scotland today. with contributions from 10 acts. this compilation is a charismatic journey into a new generation of modern electronic and experimental dance music.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
following on from the first part of heatwave remixes. mike maurro digs deep into this legendary groups catalogue to bring us another duo of stellar reworkings. this time their jazz-funk classic the groove line from 1977 gets the mm remix treatment and is backed with their evergreen slow-jam always and forever. 2 deeper cuts this time but the quality is just as high as maurro really understands this music and knows what to use and how. fans of heatwave will undoubtedly adore these new mixes and people who are new to the group will be amazed they hadn’t checked out the legendary mr. rod temperton and his super talented pan-european band of musicians before! naturally. everyone is welcome to this party...
mehmet aslan and miajica represent some of the finest operators in basel. and their fleeting wax label is on hand to represent what s good in the swiss scene and beyond. on this latest release they turn to eva geist. who has previously been spotted on macadam mambo and elestial sound with her beautiful mix of synths and vocals. striking a chord between noirish synth pop and heads down club music. -blumareciano- is a wonderfully seductive. slightly spooky stew of a track which san proper then injects with his usual freaky energy to make for a more uptempo party version. then geists begum stretches over the b-side in a bubbling blend of delayed voices. tribal percussion and general outernational surrealism.
SOMETHING ELSE / I KNOW YOU WILL (MARQUIS HAWKES RE-EDITS
12" Vinyl UK17.10.17
leroy burgess - one of the pioneers of boogie. a legendary figure in the nyc disco scene and all-out originator is well known by dance music aficionados across the globe for his output. his logg project from the early 80’s especially has acquired a cult status amongst diggers. released on salsoul in 1981 and boasting mixes from larry levan the lp became an instant club classic that still commands the dancefloor in 2017. salsoul is a label that isn’t afraid to bridge the gap between their hugely groundbreaking catalogue and contemporary dance music. they understand the impact and influence their music has had on dj culture and embrace it wholly. step up uk underground producer marquis hawkes who originally approached salsoul with this set of killer reworkings that had long been private versions that featured in his sets. having dropped ep’s for labels such as dixon avenue basement jams. aus music. houndstooth and many more his name is firmly planted in the minds of record fiends across the nation. adopting a classic us style of production. using analog gear. dope loops and chops and finessing it all with his own grittiness. hawkes seemed a good fit to remix 2 stellar joints from logg s catalogue. something else and i know you will both get cut up. re-edited and laced with rock solid drum programming by hawkes on this sublime 12’’. lovingly tweaked with just the right amount of rawness for the dance this one won t leave your bag anytime soon! pure peak-time sounds here. another example of salsoul embracing the sounds of now and breathing freshness into their untouchable catalogue. essential.
following on from 2016’s excellent “birsk” single on futureboogie. philipp lauer returns to the label with a new three track single. the “las brisas” ep kick starts with the mechanical funk of “pile”. acidic notes drip over heavy ebm drums whilst a hovering ‘resse’ style bassline dominates. the influence of early house and industrial dance are ever present here on this belter of a track from the tuff city kids and talamanca system player.
more acid pressure can be found on “clipper”. a blazing and dynamic slice of anthemic balearic dance. searing pads and lustrous melodies pour over the robust drum machine workout. that’ll have dancers reaching for the skies! real stirring stuff from lauer. which continues with closing track “tyco”. ricocheting stabs and cowbell hits bounce off a sturdy kick drum as the track flourishes with more on-point melodies and a snaking bass. dripping with emotive refrains. lauer brings his very best to the table here. and rounds off an ep that’s most definitely all killer and no filler!
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS (TUFF CITY KIDS & DETLEF REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK17.10.17
following the monumental 100th release on the label from jamie jones. hot creations are set to deliver a heavyweight remix package of the no.1. chart topping theme from s’express from s’express. originally released in 1989. the acid house classic is remixed by tuff city kids aka gerd janson and phillip lauer and hot creations artist detlef.
this june session victim returned to delusions of grandeur imprint with their third studio album. listen to your heart is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting. started in their hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in san francisco’s room g studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 lp see you when you get there. here we present the third of three lp samplers containing four tracks each. cut nice and loud for the vinyl crew.
we kick things off with almost midnight. another uplifting summer jam loaded with trademark session victim energy and positive vibrations. next up we have castle for sale which drops the bpm’s for a dub influenced. spaced out jam session sounding like king tubby and nightmares on wax getting stuck in the proverbial lift with a large bong for company.
flipping over we have a head over heels. which goes heavy on the lush orchestral strings and a brilliant bouncing moog bassline bringing a deft touch. finally we’re treated to thermal explorer. which incorporates some wonderful larry heard-esque keyboards for a perfect wind-down track to close the release.
an impeccable demonstration of retro-inspired yet forward thinking house and downtempo music. listen to your heart sees session victim at the top of their game.
next up for dixon avenue basement jams they celebrate 5 years of bangin the drums by welcoming i love acid s posthuman to the fold! in preach and temptation we have two deep. dance floor bombs with a darker acid vibe featuring the sensual vocal talents of josh caffe. exit drums on the other hand is straight up 8amwarehouse burner. big!
wldv returns to giallo disco with their unique brand of zombified splat-alo. four brand new tracks from the basque dj and producer taking in certified doom and club bangers alike. the decayed remnants of old churches. of countless unofficial dawn of the dead sequels. gore. disco pow(d)er. summer dresses soaked in blood. stop screaming. grab the fire axe baby! art by eric a. lee.
with lukas lehmann. a new face joins the footjob-squad. out of his estimated 7.436 unfinished projects. he managed to complete three tracks. bag a remix and bundle it all up to what will hit the stores as this is why ep. the a-side kicks off with the discoish banger q&h and a beautiful synth-heavy remix by lorenz rhode not only famous for his releases on compost records or exploited but also for taking detroit-swindle-liveshows to another level with his godlike keys-skills. the deeper side of lukas’ sound is represented on the b-side. starting with edgy piano chords. solid/fragile (coexistence) introduces an enchanting arpeggio midway through the track. with its distinctive strings. nothing but a heartache makes for a semi-sentimental yet still hips-moving finisher.
due to thyphoon dujuan. move d and his friends benoit bouquin aka initials b.b. & marco wollenberg were trapped in the studio for a few days. when david visited taipei in 2015 to play corner club. all the flights to and from the island were cancelled during the storm. so the three had some extended studio- and red-wine sessions. looking back from now- these were all worth it and the best thing that could happen- 3 hazy and timeless cuts from the eye of dujuan. as always it comes with a stunning full-cover artwork from stefan marx.
khotin continues with his second release under the waterpark alias. side a goes fully epic with just under 12-min running time. lush pads. bleepy fx and breaks building up to an explosive high pitched acid sequence. the flipside keeps rolling with aquatic grooves. zappy snares. and a drifting piano line. all generously extracted for a bonus ambient version to round off side b.
marlon hoffstadt is a rising star as both a dj and producer. effortlessly joining the dots between classic rave and the future of techno. taking a break from running his retrograde label. marlon has cooked up observing the known for ransom note records. over three tracks of warm synths. bubbly acid and emotional chord progressions. the ep sees marlon reimagining house music for todays dancefloor. taking the passion and energy of ‘80s chicago and giving it the production heft of 2017 berlin. opener ‘floating’ is a piano house classic. shot through with chimes and 303 gurgles. nostalgic for a golden age whilst optimistically looking forward. this is peak time house for dancefloors with heart. it’s followed by the computerised funk of ‘arp+’. an acid house roller that teams jacking 303 bass with mournful strings. as sorrowful as it is uplifting. b-side opener ‘batavus’ is a driving tribute to detroit. kevin saunderson-esque keys stabbing over soaring washes of synth. the sound of late nights and starry eyes. london-based scott fraser has added a remix of arp+ that takes marlons classic techno to darker lands. with snapping electro drums and deliberately seasick bass pressure ramping up the claustrophobia. this mix has already been causing huge damage when dropped on dubplate at fraser’s feted body hammer night.