after breaking out of our holding facility in early 2017. we tracked the humanoid alien lifeform known as darling to a deep bunker in amsterdam. while we were unable to gain entry tio the inner chamber. an operative successfully placed an eavesdropping device close by. while monitoring the lifeform s movements. we were able to record eight musical compositions of varying lengths that it had created using a range of analogue and digital electronic instruments. we have called this collection tulipa moves. you will notice that the tracks utilise a variety of rhythmic patterns. explore unearthly but attractiuve sounds and are capable of stirring strong emotions in human listeners. we direct your attention towards the lilting. softly spun melancholia of composition 03 (codename so did we) the fluid. beat-free bliss of composition 05 (codename the m song). and the up-tempo positivity of composition 07 (codename kiss the glass). whose chiming. intertwined melodies and snappy rhythmic energy reminded us of so-called intelligent dance music. we were astonished by the quality and intricacy of these alien creations and those we have not described in detail. it strengthens our belief that darling is a lifeform with higher intelligence and otherworldly musical ability
norm de plume has been quietly making a name for himself the last eight years with remixes for tornado wallace and ben la desh and ep’s for kolour ltd and his own vinyl only imprint plumage winning him a solid following along the way. his passion for all things disco and deep. dubby. underground house inspired by his musical hero ron hardy feeds through into his production style as well as his recently formed peaches & prunes party which boasts an audiophile sound system and vinyl-only sets from the djs. so when the opportunity arose to do a full ep with norm we jumped at it. here we present you with the castlecrag ep. a nod to the londoners new adoptive home of sydney. australia. and whilst his sound may be more akin to the recent musical movements of melbourne. the laid-back sun-kissed melting pot of the harbour city certainly shine through in the two originals and folamour remix on offer here.
to celebrate two decades of skylax records. label head hardrock striker teams up with long time friend and co-worker dj sprinkles as skylax house explosion (s.h.e.). they present the second of three exclusive vinyl releases accompanying the mix cd for the 20 years compilation. all three eps will feature previously unreleased music curated by dj sprinkles and hardrock striker. “i think of one time in new york when they wouldn t let me into the loft. and i could hear they were actually playing one of my records on the dance floor at that very moment. i shit you not.” – dj sprinkles. midtown 120 blues (2008).
vinyl only! wow. eclipser celebrates his 10th release with a lovely mixture of house and music to make holes in your shoes. labelartist warten borgmann. huerta with a unreleased dub version. slope. dan & claas and debut of dj gritty give us fresh disco. funk. dubby. jazz. tunes with some nice surprises. amazing artwork. gatefold + extra sticker
in ancient lddlm times. blddlm even. belgium could well have been the freaky house and ecstasy center of the world. if only we could remember all the lost hours. but after all. as the brussel saying goes: its friday. tomorrow is tuesday. at lddlm. we try not to reminisce. that was just setting the mood.we are very happy to welcome arthur johnson in our non-fold. a young producer from liege via marseille and la dame noir. aj is amongst those ever mutating artists. his u-turns slowly composing a real personality. and one fitting our contrarian attitude. in a way perfect stranger reminds us of a good 90’s farley/heller remix. not so much camp fire island than almost sweaty late night trancer. we love those tracks that do not fit our ethos a priori but that we can’t stop playing. cosmo vitelli is a long time family friend and he beams up this stranger through the axis into some kind of romantic italo-german anthem. ballada and secretary discordia show a different side of aj. a dub march echoing dif juz and a percussive machine funk number. we sincerely hope aj keeps on straying for the best. his way being our way.
new release on p&d recordings with official re-issue of gene hunt -body heat- released on dust trax in 1999. great jack house tune by innovator chicago sound. second track done by phil weeks & didier allyne & krakatoa boys loop done in 2008 in toscana with prophet sound tribute to e-dancer -human bomb- track ... mastering done by johnny fiasco.
for their fourth release dreamers recordings welcomes the talented duo ex.society. after releasing on their own imprint. the rivabella ep is continued proof of the pair’s penchant for classic sounding. albeit forward-thinking. house music. full of warm. fuzzy vibes from the get-go. this is beautifully melodic fare that’s perfectly suited to those sunrise moments. smooth. jazzy and elegant.
thom nagy. journalist and passionate musician. makes the ep -you don t know-. which we release digitally as well as vinyl. to something very special. two of the four tracks included on the ep. called -bloom- and -you don t know-. are due to him. the disc is refined with two remixes by dandara and arutani. who met each other through the basel-based label lokd. they created a wonderful remix of the track -you don t know-. last but not least. we can look forward to a remix of nagy s track -bloom- by madmotormiquel and fulltone.
modd finally arrives on the label after swinging by on last years summer sampler. four beautiful compositions come together in harmony. beautiful music for sure but its the lead track that youll most likely be hearing across numerous continents this summertime. well leave it up to you to explore the eps nuances and blissful charm. if youre simply looking for a track to play in the clubs then be really lazy and just listen to salomeya.
XTRA (MAURICE FULTON / HORSE MEAT DISCO / DERRICK CARTER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.06.18
ahead of the release of honey dijons upcoming remix album xtra. maurice fulton. ashley beedle. derrick carter and horse meat disco step up to remix records from honeys debut full-length work‘the best of both worlds. on the a-side is honey dijon featuring joi cardwell state of confusion. maurice fulton giving it a new jersey-esque lilt and allowing jois voice to resonate. next up ashley beedle ups the tempo and the energy on his mix of burn. honeys collaboration with tim k featuring jason walker. derrick carter cranks the pressure on catch the beat. crunching out the bassline for an extended industrial backdrop to cakes da killas rap vocals. in stark contrast. the final b-side is a horse meat disco mix of honey and tim ks cover of aquarian dream. look ahead featuring the voice of sam sparro. with all the warmth of a sunny afternoon in the city. the london collective funk the cover all the way up. adding horn blasts for more of a house strut. giving a glimpse of whats to come from the full-length xtra. this is the ultimate vinyl fix from honey and friends to tide you over.
parisian dj and producer armless kid joins radio slaves rekids this june with five smooth house cuts. armless kid started his career in paris house circuit with respected collectives like la chinerie and copie blanche. having released on the copie blanche label. hustler trax. fina and classic music company. hes received regular support from names like dj harvey. karizma. the black madonna. voyeur and fred everything to name a few. kicking off the package. troisième acte mixes warm pads. cosmic synths and rattling organic percussion before the up-tempo abdos fessier delivers infectious two-step drums and scintillating chord stabs. jojo on the moon is next with its disco vocals until air combines thumping kicks with a pulsating sub and mesmerising atmospheres.finally. this generation utilizes a shuffling rhythm with a trippy spoken word vocal to round off the release.
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.
COULD HEAVEN EVER BE LIKE THIS (LATE NITE TUFF GUY REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
they dont get much more anthemic than idris muhammad s could heaven ever be like this and who better to rework it than edit royalty. late nite tuff guy. subtle in his touches yet incorporating a more dj friendly. dancefloor orientated beat and tension building intro which teases elements of this classic. before that instantly recognisable bass riff and staccato guitar chords come into play. that subtlety is key when it comes to handling a record as epic as this. elements are accentuated and looped. delicate effects are woven in. but the soul and feeling of idris music is lovingly maintained by lntg. and for the purists out there. the flip houses the original mix so you ve got two paths to heaven to choose from.
come to canada you will like it is a record about slowing down while finding a balance between rural and city living. inspired by subjective memories and ideas about things and places: looking back and moving forward.
la awanto 3 and meditation tunnel appear on the latest blitz. dj tennis’ ongoing. limited. vinyl-only series. these colourful records sometimes pop-up around life and death showcases. often featuring non-standard cuts + off-kilter attitudes. dekmantel affiliate. awanto 3 offers-up an infectious after-party gem. with “the phone we call it.” slow-burning cosmic keyboards pair with elements of detroit techno and a subtle wink to rdj’s masterstroke. xtal. the flip contains a killer from meditation tunnel. the newly-birthed dance project from the rapture’s luke jenner. la la la is a blitz future-classic. syncopated bass guitar. crusty synthetic strings and the purest of vocal performances - blitz #2 is one to remember.
re-issue from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 4 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.
first release on the new founded imprint turnland. two pieces of house-music by turnlands own duo bad news and one interpretation by gerd janson and phillip lauers remix-tag-team tuff city kids. punchy beats with an mpc-swing. gnarly chords. sweet pads and arpeggios.
chez damier plus cab drivers being summer anthem! chez and the cabbies teamed up in berlin to jam on >holiday ahead<. holiday time was made with the deepest love for house music. it will not only warm your heart but it will make your shoes burn. the dub is stripped down and full of the funkiness you expect from cab drivers.
oertmek comes back round. presenting another vinyl only pressing of three invaluable edits of vintage turkish funk. rock and disco delicacies. following the raw. percussive experiments of the first release. opening track Özil dans rains down crashing cymbals and freak-out-worthy wah guitars. maintaining an irresistible and authentic groove that doesnt falter for five minutes of eurasian hypnosis. dokuz sekiz weaves traditional string elements alongside bursts of wild chanting. finally. mozart in davul stitches a frantic. dense rhythm from the fuzz and feedback of an unknown slab of turkish psychedelia
ltd repress. almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore. nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations. nu guinea decided to go back to square one. napoli. where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin. calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius. the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s. starting from the contamination of genres (disco. jazz-funk. african rhythms) which ended up in nu guinea’s dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future. tightening in a single body acoustic instruments. electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect. it is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians. some of whom are exponents of the contemporary neapolitan scene. warning: we recommend listening to nuova napoli while walking in the alleys of napolis historic center. around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father. released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album. harris most expansive work to date. features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound. the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan. whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell. and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band). whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range. harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork. magnet. ghetto blaster. aol spinner. urb. mixmag. yourstru.ly. and the village voice. amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
one of dortmund s finest exports. mr. fries. returns to wolf music bringing his signature sample heavy house touch back to the label. six tracks of mpc saturated cuts take the stage for wolfep045 with the hazy rhodes. rhythmic stabs and sax flutters of nocturnal opening up the e.p. sun takes things on a percussive workout before work leads you down a road of dusty detroit loops. akin to the productions of the motor city greats. on the flip you get a smokey jazz. sun-drenched roller in getright . moving into junkfoodnmusic which encapsulates that comatosed feeling its titled after down to a t - dropping the pace down into a laid back jam. closing out the ep thesimplethings driving bassline. fizzing percussion & sensual samples offer up a late night groover to round off another stellar outing from mr. fries.
next up is berlin s christopher rau with his -f.m.e. hustle- long player. the long time firm favourite delivers 11 tracks full of hiss and soul. from driven dub techno to cool house and ambient excursions rau travels far without loosing the interrelation.
analogue club fire coming straight at you in form of a full cover double 12 inch. designed by rahel süßkind. including as special insert.
the boy wonder from down under. slamb. delivers his first solo ep. packing three booty poppin’ summer jams. skillfully blending boogie and r&b samples on top of his slamming house beats to bring about that infinite pleasure just in time for a hot summer.
300 hand numbered copies with added insert. on the 17th of june 1976. a large crowd of young south africans marched through the streets of downtown johannesburg. the protest was an outpouring of public disgust at the recent actions of the apartheid government and its racist police force who. just the day before. had violently quashed an uprising of black school children in soweto who were protesting the humiliating enforcement of afrikaans in their schools. in the process. they shot dead a boy called hector pieterson. he was 12 years old. the harrowing photo of umbiswa makhubo carrying hector s body through the dusty streets of soweto. taken by a local journalist that day. spelt the beginning of the end of apartheid. the world now had a view into what was really happening under the racist national party.
following a string of tour dates with his good friend joy orbison and setting up his own well st records imprint. fold returns to aus with the ‘aegean sea ep. rob glassett aka fold delivers three 90s peacefrog inspired deep percussive house jams. accompanied by a big room broken beat mall grab remix.
another fully stacked sampler from guesthouse music s all-star line-up. a selection of #1 tracks from sidney charles. bad boy bill. ricardo volilobe. j paul getto. rubb soundsystem. you ll find a little something for everyone on super secret squirrel tracks vol. 5.
record after record. trinidadian deep provides the best in the deep house department . bringing lush pads deep moog basselines and heavy rhythms arranged around percussions and sounds to make you travel into a cosmic soulful journey this new single will please many dj s like ron trent . volcov . chaos in the cbd etc.. with the amazing releases on various labels such as neroli. future vision and now visions. trinidadian deep brings once again top quality dance music . this new ep will not disappointed you. we are extremely proud to put out 2 fantastic jams ready for your djsets. native revolution and native tribe are two tracks simply built for the deep dance late night dancefloors the a side is a rolling house track and the b side has a little afro vibe with a huge basseline. deepness guaranteed!!!!
brasileira is the second record released by selva discos and administrated by optimo music.
those who experienced listening to the original maria rita version of -cântico brasileiro nº3 (kamaiurá)- on the dancefloor know it’s such a thrilling experience that could only be better if the song was a bit longer. at the same time. it didn’t make much sense to mess with the original. having these thoughts on their minds. the selvagem boys augusto olivani and millos kaiser (the minds behind selva discos) had an insight while discussing the reissue of the -brasileira- material with singer maria rita stumpf: why not hit the studio and remake the track? also. why not ask someone like joakim. known for his exquisite taste and brilliant production skills. to remix -lamento africano/rictus-? it would be the perfect package. and that’s what happened.
new single by legendary brazilian singer di melo. 40 years after his classic self-titled samba-soul lp. performed and produced by french brilliant combo cotonete. this single and collaboration will be followed by a full album early 2019.
schwarzes doppel-vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen im gatefold-cover
die beiden ambient/krautrock/avantgarde-meisterwerke -plight & premonition- (1988) und -flux & mutability- (1989) entstanden ende der 1980er im can-studio bei köln. bestehen aus jeweils zwei überlangen tracks und gelten als klassiker ihres genres. an den aufnahmen waren neben sylvian und czukay auch die beiden can-musiker jaki liebezeit (an beiden alben) und michael karoli sowie marcus stockhausen. trompeter und sohn des berühmten komponisten karl-heinz stockhausen. beteiligt (letztere nur an -flux & mutability-). der re-release auf grönland erscheint in chicen doppelformaten mit neuen linernotes des renommierten britischen journalisten david topp. beide alben sind nicht bestandteil der jüngst erschienenen holger czukay-retrospektive -cinema- und seit ihrer original-veröffentlichung damals auf venture/virgin records und limitierten reissues anfang der 1990er in japan und uk nicht mehr erhältlich gewesen.
copenhagen label music for dreams release yet another brilliant debut album. this time by the danish duo dalholt & langkilde. the album has a wonderful warm summery vibe. with slick smooth production. hypnotic groove baselines. live guitars & vocals
PRESENTS THE TINK! PROJECT (2X12 INCH. 180 G VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl. 180gr UK18.06.18
hard times call for good music. this time around times are ruff (tar) dedicated their beat fabricating skills to a double ep for tomorrow is now. kid! the tink! project will put some raw. deep. soulful and garage tunes in your ears. as a dj collective. times are ruff is heavily influenced by the windy city. taking inspiration from the past. but never sounding outdated. focussing on long - preferably all night - dj sets in which times are ruff strives to set itself apart and tell a true musical story to the audience.
finally. copenema drops on vinyl. this special limited-edition vinyl ep especially for those summer beach bar vibes. the ep includes the much loved te faz bem which became a balearic classic in ibiza last summer after dj harvey regularly played it at his residency ‘mercury rising at pikes.
dawit follows up his recent future times dawit & dolo single with a stunner of an ep on his own label. stretched out soul. dizzy hand drums. and silky vocals abound on corona. gravity flexes. new life bops. sufferation dub glides on a deep bassline. and dawit shows off his cords in lunas medley. certified fresh.
zwei house-versionen der neuen single -neptune atmosphere- von robb scott (feat. gina foster on vocals) aus seinem neuen album -sirens-. an den reglern standen der glorreiche phil asher zusammen mit mighty zaf. bekannt für seine dj-edits diverser disco/boogie-klassiker. sowie dego (4hero) unter seinem alias 2000 black.
“ferns and stuff” is wild & free’s debut single on discotexas. it’s part of the much anticipated debut album from this la based duo. titled “shapes on shapes” the album sees drew kramer and george cochrane deliver on the promise of their early releases with 11 tracks of languorous poolside disco. tropical pop and balearic house. this first advance single stands as a perfect example of the exotic album s vibe.
both multi-instrumentalists. singers and producers in their own right. the pair came together in 2015 and have spent the past 2 years crafting a series of acclaimed eps and remixes (for the likes of joe goddard (hot chip). panama. gigamesh. rac and ben browning of cut/copy) that saw them tipped by the likes of spin. xlr8r. indie shuffle and many more and take their live show on the road playing alongside the likes of brooklyn’s body language.
THE LANGUGAGE OF STRINGS (LTD GREY MARBLED 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl US19.06.18
the language of strings: audio memoirs of electronic etudes & nocturnes. freeform electronic artist hieroglyphic being aka jamal moss offers a selection of audio memoirs. sonic madness. frequency enlightenment. & hedonistic modulation. limited edition grey marbled double vinyl.
it’s a mystic record with more than one vibe. beppe corazza is a multiple graduate master on sax and flute. he comes from the most important italian jazz circuit. and steve paradise is one of the first italian house music pioneers. they did 5 songs with different vibes - from funk to afro-house and also asian lounge.
zultan it was the best afro song sold on traxsource 2014 – first position on afro house charts for 7 months. supported from the best international djs worldwide. more than 4 milion of view on you tube channel. it was licensed in several compilation and now this is the followup with the great featuring from the living afro icon dele sosimi. steve paradise realised the followup with dele sosimi and jazz musician pietro nicosia. 2 new version are available now to made zultan as an classic dance anthem
closed paradise brings his inimitably smooth ethos to lovedancing. his sampladelic originals are a pastiche of sources. glued together for the booty and soul. at his request. none other than whiskey disco s own. pontchartrain and the silver rider remix to round out and bring added funk and flex to the array.
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.
beautiful strangers marks the return of theo kottis with this sampler of his debut lp. it reveals a new chapter in his artistic journey in which he resets his creative output. free of compromise. conveying his devotion to the dancefloor. and revealing a new concept that everyone can ascribe to. reasons kicks off the record with a slice of disco tinged house music overlaying infectious guitar and string loops. with slick piano flurries to make for a sure-fire summer winner. the a2 houses the get down a more heavy hitting workout packaged for the dancefloor. with a percussive bassline over the top of a choice breakbeat. tied together by a thumping kick. flip it over and you unearth the lovechild creation of a 303 coupled with a brazilian classic in the form of acid disco. a driving kick / hat combo. squelchy acid and pitched down brazilian vocals offer up a raw but energetic stomper. finally. u need to keep it simple takes you on a more emotive and powerful acid trip. the sweeping synths building throughout the track coupled with soaring strings. alongside an alluring acid line proper!
western australia s red ember records is back from another archive diving adventure. -embers only : swan songs- presents four previously-unreleased. deeply emotive cuts by ewan jansen written between 1999-2000. the lead track swan marks the dance-floor tone in the collection with a hypnotic pseudo-electro groove sky lined by cathedral-like chords. following on. sea for yourself reaches into deep minimal house territory with a powerfully gentle. piano topped. 4/4 approach. on the flipside. the earnest and leafy love machine is drawn down the proverbial path. dropping broken beats and inhibitions along the way. the collection is signed off with the ambient chordal wash of afterlude ... an introspective repeater equally on call for any early morning after party or your final few waking moments.
ON A MISSION (FRANCOIS K AND MICHAEL MAYER REMIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
on a mission is exactly that. a mission of love. a mission of peace . the positive vocals hark back to those of early 90s house tracks. which created unity through music and clubbing. the rhythmic beat of the drum is determined. as percussive layers build and the vocals bleed into the synths. francois k provides two variations of the track. his remix features more prominent drumbeats driven by a growling bassline. on his rockers dub version. francois goes all out and dubs us into the stratosphere. up next is the michael mayer remix. with a more electronic take on the original with driving synths and a whirring. throbbing bass-line.
lovebirds. dove sei - is a dancefloor killer with a touch of 80s italo vintage feel created during his odyssey last year collecting classic analog synthesizers like the highly regarded arp 2600 and the prophet 5. since adriano celentano was not available he just skipped it in finding a replacement and recorded his own vox! thats how dove sei sounds!
taken from gabe gurnsey’s upcoming debut solo lp. ‘physical’ on phantasy. eyes over zones in on a proto-hacienda groove that’s undistilled militant funk. loose and lucid elements of electro and dub-laden drums conspire to offer an alluring landscape for gurnsey’s restless vocals. the harder-hitting extended dub takes more precise aim at the dancefloor. allowing each disparate. analogue element more room to unfold across a throbbing baseline.
cleveland is forever in search of the brown note. this is his second offering for the esp institute. side a’s tusk is a beautiful paradox—rhythm programs that churn like the inner workings of a grandfather clock. unmistakably mechanical. yet fashioned through muted analogue instrumentation that paints a deceptively organic picture. the crystallized jangle of fm synth voices toy with the softened drum patterns and vibrant animal-like chord gestures over nearly seven minutes of splendor. on side b. aku digs further into mysticism. manifesting digital jungle themes. cleverly abstracted through erratic bleeps. distant tribal drums. atonal flutters and synthetic bird calls. the cinematic quality of clevelands production shines through both tracks. but its aku that sweeps us from reality to embark on a moonlit expedition in search long lost treasures. proving cleveland a virtuoso skilled in building complex narratives with sound. these two songs will modulate your frequencies.
after sharing his flair for producing polished house grooves on kwench records’ last ep. philly veteran pete moss returns to collaborate with cassy on the fifth release. this instalment gives two original tracks. and introduces aus music steamroller marquis hawkes into the fold as remixer. keeping to mind that cassy’s motive was to produce with esteemed artists that she personally came to admire. to be enlisted on two eps is a testament to moss’s finesse. for marquis hawkes. cassy’s admiration runs deep into his ability to expertly produce quality house music on many levels. last year he had three critically exclaimed releases on aus music. with ‘the basement is burning’ ep securing its place as a summer smash.
pepe continues on the regular atavisme catalogue number order. and again two classique straight up. longue and burning 4 to the floor house tracks as only bradock can do. is this really a party? yes you bet or in pepes unfiltered words: the legal age of majority and the right to vote. chronology and timing is mandatory to make things happen supposedly. after the terrible plague of awful doppelgaengers. it is time to smoke out the disgusting trolls. using the best ingredients possible. is this really a party? yes you bet! is hunger healthy or unhealthy? moderation is key. oui guess. but a table!
alma negra records are proud to present james stewart. resident dj and co-promoter of monthly night black atlantic club at le sucre in lyon. with his cotonou ep! james stewart is the host. resident dj and co-promoter of monthly night black atlantic club at le sucre in lyon. borrowing the term black atlantic from renowned scholar paul gilroys 1993 book. stewart presents black music as a transnational. incredibly diverse cultural exchange. an avid lecturer on the subject and founder of the blog afrosouldescarga. he merges an intellectual approach with the musical and creative side of things: as an active conga player and percussionist. member of voilaaa sound system and showhost at radio nova. this ep is the work of of a mature and thoughtful musician. combining different musical influences at a high level of production. alma negra records are proud to present james stewart with his cotonou ep!
rebirth return for the second in their ltd series. argy opens up the e.p. with an atmospheric arp laden stomper enriched by the magical vocals of blue jay. acid pauli then take on remixing modular projects leaving. coupling glitchy vocal loops and pulsating synths together with a hypnotic groove to create a trippy minimal roller. closing out the e.p. tiger & woods add their trademark touch to lele sacchis dreaming wont do. focusing the track around the exuberant piano melodies whilst manipulating the vocal sample into a percussive snare element to give a distinctive feel to the remix. killer work as always from the rebirth crew.
dubbed by igloo magazine as the -romanian detroit electro/techno pioneer- and by the late aaron carl as -the romanian underground resistance himself-. andrew red hand from romania s spiritual capital of lasi stands up as an unwavering militant of the underground. a true detroit spirit possessed as romanian humanoid! from his early gigs throwing parties as one of the first generation djs in lasi since 1997. arh continues to break boundaries as part of the romanian resistance scene and numerous time portals as they open around europe. his blistering. mind-bending sets such as at berlin s tresor and griessmuehle see the dj with the red hand fuse pure detroit electro and techno with the sounds of techno-bass. raw chicago acid house. classics and futuristic beats. his mixes for radio ur (underground resistance) and the grid (detroit techno militia) remain some of the best frequency transmissions to surface to air. armed with a soviet union reel to reel majak 203. his scorching raw analogue and searing acid productions have been picked up by foundational detroit labels such as twilight 76. matrix. detroit underground. databass. detroit techno militia. cratesavers intl. visillusion as well as around the world from holland s iconic m>o>s recordings to 1Ø pills mate (lobster theremin). bass agenda and land of dance. on his remix list includes work for scan 7. santonio echois. thomas barnett. sean deason. niko marks. six foe. t.linder and more while support from anthony shake shakir. dj bone. dave clarke. dj godfather has been garnered for our sonic warrior... beware of the red hand!
this time it’s about a best possible quality re-release of the christian bruhn soundtrack for the japanese anime series -captain future-. as -thank-you- for your contribution you’ll get a limited edition blue & white coloured vinyl record set + a lot more dope stuff. fucking awesome... sooooooo collectible! - double lp - halfspeed mastered / dubbed by christian bruhn - 19 songs incl. 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks - gatefold cover colored vinyl
the „here & now ep” is the second instalment of a three-ep-series coming up in 2018. christophe salin is taking us on his musical journey and paves the way for cooperation with future artists on his very own imprint „salin records” that he runs with his wife daria salin as a platform for electronic music and art.
no intro needed as „dreams sometimes come true” instantly takes us on the groove line. „astra perle” keeps the groove alive with some heavy jazz samples. you maybe remember sitting in your first car (christophe’s first car was named „purple pearl” and was an „opel astra “) and just cruising thru the city. imagine to be suddenly overwhelmed by a creative hole. „ohh no. not you “… turn over to „can you pay my bills” the journey continues with more jazzy vibes to end up with a downtempo lounge-dub-work which is indeed „different but sweet“.
with their 5th release ourselves remain true to the passion of house music containing 4 groovy tracks full of warm sounds. onward going drums. massive basslines and bright chords pressed on black gold that we love so much. there is no emulation of a trend or hype. time just does not matter. in a very detailed way the two producers siggatunez and sello show you what their musical roots and influences are without claiming an a-side titletrack but creating timeless clubmusic for every situation on the floor which also could be classics from tomorrow.
from performer in the notorious roxy club and director of the party animals videoclips. to songwriter. amanda lear interpreter and italo aficionado. the multi talented duvall is back in action as singer and covergirl on this second release on bordello a parigi: brace yourself!
just when we thought 01 might have been a one-hit wonder. the mysterious mutable crew emailed to let us know 02 was on press ! we can only assume they re channeling secret knowledge from the spirit world to unearth these devastating jams... no info to be had. other than a cleverly plotted out ouija of the label name. some very fetching old school yellow master bag sleeves & four incredible cuts of secret origin via the mystifying oracle that is mutable..
you should all know by now i have collected a good few records in my time. hunting down that perfect beat. in search of that special piece i have found a deep love for the old soul ballads and funk that were for me great social statements. telling it just how it was. growing up with these tunes and owning them i began to realise if someone didn’t represent them to the next generation they would be long lost and forgotten. so please... enjoy this time capsule of music from another time... you’ll hear nothing’s changed! - mr. g. 2018
introducing the debut 12” by miami duo sons of immigrants. for their first release on amam. the un_mute residents deliver a fresh melange between acid jazz. minimal and house. combining old school analog hip hop beats and samples with trippy vocals. raw percussions. deep chords and jazzy basslines. makes the trademark sound of soi.
befog takes con into a deeper underwater dimension with an outstanding remix.
frak – grown up guests
like a diy brick-shithouse frak feel like they are preparing for some nasty. kicking off the track with some serious drums. eerie synth lines and creepy bass pads lend for a slightly deranged and unsettling feel. there is a strange air about this track. tuff snares kick in that galvanise and ready the troops. the strange difference between the everyday title and the militant feel of the track makes for interesting concoction. its like a bunch of psychos preparing for a dinner party. sweeping the floor and combing their hair to precision. the house might look nice and the cake might be delicious. but these guys psychos.
jack pattern – kernkraft
kernkraft translates as nuclear power and from the outset reverberating sequences visualise a bleak working environment. mechanical sequences rotate. clouds of sparking particles swirl overhead menacingly. a kick drum stumbles into actions. the machine has powered up. cold hi-hats shimmer. and hollow synths give the feel of some sort of labouring workforce continuing their daily grind. this doesn t feel like a nice environment to live in and reflects the reality of some peoples everyday life. living to work for the greater good and sacrificing their lives in the process. it is a powerful piece. strong. monotonous and mechanical.
set off the neuf trois kingdom. teaming up with its notorious local brawler. you’ll make your way through the tropical forest and the arid desert to make this night a memorable masterpiece – so be ready to be transported into an unexpected fantasy adventure.
lb aka labat is a regular cat in the french circuit with releases on disques solaires. dko or recently wolf music. this ep highlights once again his unique style with an all inside mpc production blending samples with sharp signature beats. the opener is stone cold disco house jam in the deep parrish tradition. nothing new is a spacey hip hop joint taking you a ride to destination spice go - a detroish hip house beat. on flipside. celestial plan is a special party break with deep jazz samples mixed with a mpc signature that gives this track a very uncommon signature and groove. better be ready for this one before landing to sticky green countryside.
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).
new ep from ethyène showcasing a raising maturity in his discography. drawing samples from library music. dub. soul and r&b. this record delivers everything house music has to. deepness. groove. love and sincerity. no need to say that by launching a new imprint ethyène decided to show a different side from his previous work. we can definitely feel it from the first second the record starts. with static. mashing up samples from 80 s dub music and west-coast funk to finally sound as a surprising modernized classic house anthem. the second track of the record enove lough features a deconstructed and mysterious rhodes loop delivering a smart groove until a delightful sexy vocal sample get in the mix to round off this deeper but easily danceable cut. the b-side of the record starts with cape town mambo . a tune whose graceful horns loop keeps the listeners on an endless dreamy trip while its mid-tempo jazzy beat will have them hips sensually shaking without any doubt. the record has its consistency assured with ending on a 100 bpm powerful hip-hop beat with high-pitched and happy vocals as the nirvana of this 4 tracks sensual and groovy journey.
ltd 7 - release of the house music classic --
by the time the jungle brothers rapped about it in 1988. house music had been bumping in nyc clubs for years. even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon. house music had humble beginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in chicago. musically. house music was inspired by the eclectic dance records played by djs frankie knuckles and ron hardy at clubs like “the warehouse” and “muzik box”. with a growing club scene. labels like trax records and dj international played a major role in the development of the genre. founded in 1984. trax was an important outlet for house music in its early days. releasing many classics including -no way back- by adonis. larry heard s -can you feel it.- and the first so-called house anthem in 1986. -move your body- by marshall jefferson. this latter tune gave a massive boost to house music. extending recognition of the genre outside of chicago.
first record of the jamn ensemble.the record features 3 unique sounding deep house cuts. the tracks are composed of subtle acid bass lines. rhodes chords and roland tr series beats. idylle melody is played by vibes. jamn ensemble always keeps in mind acoustic instruments legacy.
the 7-track compilation -partie de plaisir- concentrates a range of musical influences that will take you from new york garage house to groovy nu-disco and french house. more than a label. pétrole gathers an association of multi-skilled and enthusiastic photographers. graphic and visual artists.
brame & hamo are back with the third release on their eponymous imprint. trants and club orange effortlessly upheld the berlin based duos reputation for dancefloor ready hits. with the latter selling out in one day. picking up where the others left off. limewire ep is a nod to their early influences channelling house. techno. trance and breakbeat. over three tracks. brame & hamo brandish the party starting spirit they are rapidly becoming known for. broken beats feature heavily alongside subtle acid licks. uplifting harmonies and sweltering synth lines. parade rain is a peak time house roller with pulsing bass. meditative pads and airy pipes that polish it off to make a fine rendition to early 90’s house. sports complex the darkest of the ep. builds an intense energy with a heavy hitting 808. shuttering reflections. a driving 303 line topped off with a trance-inducing melody that makes this into a big room bomb. the title track is a breakbeat workout honing a classy piano riff complimented with emotional synths. strings and more acid lines. a fruit for clarity. finally tuff city kids aka gerd janson & lauer round it up with a club ready interpretation of their title track. adding more drum layers. a jittering bassline and a simple but effective melody to finish it off. limewire ep finds the duo exploring a range of influences. expertly referencing various styles whilst still weighing in the sound that is now unmistakably theirs.
nubian quadrant ep sees dutch producer philou reaching for that sweet spot between afro and electro to produce three pulsing new tracks for byrd out. as philou says. -all good music ultimately comes from africa-. and true to his african roots. the ep was part recorded in malawi. with his tracks being picked up by the likes of erol alkan and eats everything. this ep is sure to provide the rhythmic backdrop to the summer. if you imagine the driving force of fela kuti matched with the acid sqwelch of phuture. you re part of the way there. it s dancefloor sunshine on vinyl. mastered by the legendary noel summerville. artwork by g.s-l studio.
another star creature debut sure shot. this time from newly formed ground control project headed by dj friction out of germany. another hot 2 slider with “step out of the dark” & “all night long”. test presses have already been making their way around the globe at rare groove & disco parties.
field of dreams are field theorys chris kentish and dj al mackenzie. field theory have recently had tracks on respected labels such as futureboogie and secret life gaining rave reviews and even garnering plays on bbc radio 6 music. al has been a dj since the late 80s. now resident at birminghams great outdoors. he s made numerous records over the years but will probably be remembered primarily for his 90s band d:ream making number one all over the world and remixing for emf and duran duran amongst others. bumping into each other in the street one dayand realising they lived opposite each other. they seized upon the chance to combine their favourite passions. making music and drinking.
following up from last years ep on pleasure unit the folks from miskotom deliver a lovely 5 tracker for our other imprint pleasure wave following on from g marie and jonny ..the guys(guy and girl) carry on in much the same vein but drop gears ever so slightly for some more sun drenched tropical sounds. the opener hyena s laugh could be wally and larry jamming with the locals on kong island. senoi takes you on the back of a pick up truck and transports you from the coastal town and out onto the dusty tracks and into the night for a ride through the jungle and onto the other side. 10th day is all about cocktails by the infinity pool in the secret resort and soaking up that late afternoon sun. kuai can che is all twilight era maze tougher drums and chimes with those floaty synths. seeing us out is final cut kopiek lying back on the boat as you leave the island and it all becomes a tiny dot on the horizon...float on.. file under tropical. balearic. beach sounds.
ourra teams up with andre espeut again to deliver a hot follow up to one of the highest demanded records 2017 “where there’s no love-. the combo is proving to be truly stellar as they put a new school twist on brit funk with a little modern italo vibe. andre’s voice can’t be matched. act fast!
the 2nd release on his own elivity records is this 2 track 7″.. with cuts found previously only off his hard to find lp. b-side is “let’s get down tonight-. two prime time slappers in proper e. live form. perfect release to dance to this spring.