ion ludwig is a leading light in contemporary minimal house, able to elicit fresh approaches from a well-worn club music template. he lands back on baby ford s trelik label with a chunky double pack of beautifully crafted rollers for the stripped down dance, leading in with the subliminal murmurs of -fall answers- and following it up with the incredibly groovy, bass-led -modern missing mood-. -le imagen- gets into a more wriggling, crafty configuration, while -felt like klariny space- lets trippy daubs of melody take centre stage. -sparse hypnotimes- does what it says on the tin, simmering down to a mellow, dubby haze of blue-hued keys and a slither of a beat.
ukraine’s minimal hypnotist silat beksi now prepares to make his signature mark on his label modeight with the aptly titled “on my own” ep. this is his first solo contribution to the label, having initially christened its opening with the heady, breakbeat infused stylings of the “inception” ep. the result of a collaborative effort alongside heidelberg producer durrrred. modeight’s discography already boasts a roster of producers who are pushing boundaries in the minimal field, with romania’s rqz and dragutesku, germany’s durrrred and “methylat” duo virkut & amin ravelle’s combined output constituting a powerful sonic statement for modeight. silat himself continues to delve deep into his extensive musical influences, showing no signs of slowing his creative output as the talent prepares to release more music on welsh imprint curtea veche and milan label hashplant. this ep sees silat in his element as he laces nuanced rhythms on top of funky bassline riffs and hazy electronic artefacts, cementing himself once again as a unique and characteristically engaging artist.
nektar agu is next up on fake records with his 1111 ep. two originals: “1111” and “vaeeke” that have been supported by s.a.m and arapu and it comes with two remixes by cocoon heavyweight and raum musik boss markus fix & dorian paic under their mfdp moniker, and also one from the man of the moment jorge savoretti who has recently released on dorian’s raum musik and priku’s atipic. limited vinyl pressing.
mit der neupressung von -loop-finding-jazz-records- als doppel-lp (inlusive downloadcode) ist 16 jahre nach der erstveröffentlichung ein meilenstein deutscher minimalelektronik wieder verfügbar. das stilprägende album erschien 2001 auf dem wunderbaren berliner label scape, wo es zwischen den knister-, hall- und frickel-klängen eines pole, kit claytons und burnt friedmans hineinpasste, wie die faust aufs auge. mit jazz hatte das ganze natürlich nichts am hut, vielmehr mit clicks & cuts und glitschenden microsounds, die seinerzeit hoch im kurs standen. das szenemagazin -groove- nahm -loop-finding-jazz-records- 2013 in die liste der besten 50 elektronischen alben auf. kollege tobias thomas von kompakt schrieb in seiner laudatio: -seine clicks und cuts waren wie funkelnde fragmente, die man aus einem großen diamanten herausgelöst hatte. umhüllt von digitalem sternenstaub, dabei nie kalt, sondern geschmeidig und feinstofflich dahingroovend, bewegten sich seine tracks wie ein amalgam von ambient, freier elektronika und sehr tiefer, sehr reduzierter house music.- die neuauflage von -loop-finding-jazz-records- enthält die beiden bonustracks -moiré (guitar & horns)- und -poren-, die ursprünglich b-seiten-stücke der 2000 ebenfalls bei scape erschienen -tendency ep- waren
underground town is born in the heart of the swiss alps. surrounded by nature and breath taking views we throw unique events where quality music and the vibes of the mountains melt together to create an atmosphere where groove and true emotions are the key players.
for our first release we count with 4 artists that have shared with us their love and spent some time with us this past winter season and now we want to give you all a quality piece of each of these great artist and humans.
afterlife recordings continues its focus on emerging talent with the first solo ep of aether, following his collaboration with mind against on -solaris- and a track on the realm of consciousness compilation. from the textured atmospherics, harmonies and innovative sound design, it’s clear aether has found his voice already. balanced between the powerful, emotive techno afterlife is known for and more introspective experimentation, the three tracks share a tonal richness and patient headspace, lending themselves to the dreamy hours on the dancefloor.
david mayer’s career and background is marked by a desire to keep moving and experiencing new perspectives. having finally settled in berlin, the german dj and producer has built up an enviously diverse back catalogue on labels such as connected frontline, objektivity, gruuv, audiomatique and keinemusik. with his first release on acid pauli and nico stojan’s ouie label, mayer brings his trademark groove to the fore once more. ‘the call’ is a mid tempo chugger built around a kick, clap and 808 blip, before a more organic groove develops. the slowed down chants and wigged out synth line take the vibe into afro cosmic territory, without losing the original energy. ‘sooner’ is a little more urgent - a crisp, forward leaning rhythm and a deep, subby bass lead the way, before another frazzled synthesiser takes us on a melodic walkabout. ‘black queen’ is another example of mayer’s slick drum programming, keeping things zesty on the dance floor but with acres of space to lose yourself in.
it shouldn’t come as a surprise that applescal is the next in line for a release on dgtl records, seeing as he has been part of the crew since day one, with multiple appearances at their shows to his name. the atomnation label-head crafts out three tracks all coming from one single studio jam, aptly naming them harmony one, harmony two and harmony three. the record is a special one for applescal himself as well, as it’s his first full ep in two years.
rube goldberg series returns, once again leaving the production duties in very capable hands. the music, intricately complex in its creation ultimately performs a simple task, much like the machines of the late r. goldberg.
vince watson & kirk degiorgio continue on suara s onslaught of great release this year, 2 legends of the british techno scene collaborate on this ep along with some quality remixes from lake people, marquis hawkes, and voiski.
sein ruf als einer der produktivsten elektronischen musiker nordamerikas eilt john tejada aus guten gründen voraus: einer wäre der stete, seit über zwei jahrzehnten andauernde strom an veröffentlichungen auf legendären underground-labels wie etwa 7th city, plug research, tigersushi, playhouse, areal, pokerflat recordings oder seiner eigenen plattform palette recordings, ein anderer die schiere qualität seines musikalischen outputs. klassische tracks wie “timebomb”, “mono on mono”, “the end of it all” oder “music for doubles” sind zahlreich in seinem hochgeschätzten portfolio vertreten, was einen künstler mit ernsthafter hingabe an die eigene zunft verrät. als mitglied der kompakt-familie seit dem 2011er album “parabolas” hat t ejada weltweit die plattentaschen ambitionierter tanzflurkuratoren mit zwei weiteren kompakt-langspielern (“the predicting machine” in 2012 und “signs under test” in 2015) und einer reihe eps wie etwa “lakewood drive” (2016) gefüllt. vom sorgfältig vermessenen schub des titeltracks ceol zum zackigen roller prelude to madness und aislings impressionistischen, melodischen grooves pflegt auch seine aktuellste 12”einen unbachahmlichen sinn für die balance zwischenden treibendem t echnoschlagwerk und house-synthies, knackiger produktion und hypnotischen texturen. beseelten verträumt
für den dänischen produzenten und performer rune reilly kÖlsch hat sich kompakt als ideale musikalische heimat bewährt: mit zwei hochgelobten alben und einer inzwischen als klassisch geltenden serie an solo-eps unter dem speicher-banner hat er sein technohandwerk auf die nächste stufe gebracht, mit kurs auf melodie, emotion und sogar autobiographische elemente – ohne an druck oder charakter zu verlieren. mit dem neuen langspieler 1989 präsentiert kölsch das finale kapitel einer eleganten, an höhepunkten reichen albumtrilogie, die mit der erkundung früher kindheitserinnerungen und einflüsse auf “1977” (kom 276 cd 107) – dem jahr seiner geburt – begann, und auf “1983” (kom 329 cd 122) fortgeführt wurde, einer lebhaften und pittoresken reise durch das frühachtziger europa, das er als sechsjähriger erlebte.
alvin toffler war überwältigt. als er am morgen des 4. oktober 1988 – es war sein 60. geburtstag – mit noch etwas abwesendem blick in eine schale cornflakes starrte, glaubte er, in der oberflächenstruktur der gelblich schimmernden milch, die mit ahornsirup eine emulsion bildete und die knusperkristalle der maisflocken langsam, aber unumkehrbar immer weiter zersetzte, wie durch ein fenster in eine zeitlose dimension schauen zu können. toffler, zu jener zeit auf dem zenit seines ruhms als zukunftsforscher angelangt, war von dem blick ins extratemporäre guckloch nachhaltig verstört. in keinem seiner bücher – „future shock“ war soeben in einer weiteren auflage mit dem stolzen zusatz „more than 5 million copies in print“ auf dem buchtitel erschienen – sollte er das erlebnis jemals erwähnen. auch nach seinem tod ende juni 2016 konnten im nachlass bisher keine ausführungen zu dem vorfall gefunden werden. die von toffler in später geschredderten notizen so getaufte „flake dimension“ bleibt ein geheimnis von opaker, schwer zu fassender strahlkraft.
musically and emotionally, superpitcher’s third full-length studio album, the golden ravedays is a one sound autobiography that exhibits the skill, feeling and style that the artist has honed over a period of twenty years, musically, and forty-plus-years, emotionally.
and full-length it is:
the golden ravedays is an epic album of 24 tracks that was released in january 2017 and is stretching over 12 respective chapter albums during a one-year period. the sixth piece of the golden ravedays puzzle will be released on hippie dance in june 2017.
number 6 of the series introduces two further tracks of the sound adventure that superpitcher is taking us on this year. side a features protest song. if music is a way of transporting us to other places, protest song takes us to a desolate, scary and loveless environment, a burnt-down, burnt-out place where the flesh of its former inhabitants is smouldering, void of goodwill and kindness in a cloud of toxic and greedy smoke. it’s all kafka and orwell and suffering - the most twisted and eerie track so far in the golden ravedays saga. what is undeniably clear is an acute sense of regret and loss - a warning that it could have been avoided, had we only listened to our hearts and protested. in the same vein on side b we hear powerful resistance. produced after the paris attacks of 2015 superpitcher outdid himself with this strong message of resistance. where protest song paints a picture of under-worldly doom, resistance’s techno beat and insistent refrain sweeps us to the surface of the muck of hatred and intolerance we’ve politically been dumped in. a voice that seems like a trapped animal is calling out to us. what is it trying to say? is it crying out for help? is that animal all of us? resistance represents hope and encouragement and could be the perfect marching track to any demonstration against negative forces. much needed in this age of bigotry where it seems like time has leaped backwards to a darker side of history. as for the dancefloor – resistance is irresistible!
musically and emotionally, superpitcher’s third full-length studio album, the golden ravedays is a one sound autobiography that exhibits the skill, feeling and style that the artist has honed over a period of twenty years, musically, and forty-plus-years, emotionally. and full-length it is: the golden ravedays is an epic album of 24 tracks that was released in january 2017 and is stretching over 12 respective chapter albums during a one-year period.
as internationally renowned dj and producer, uk dance pioneer sasha doesn t need much of an introduction - he s been busy revamping genre expectations since the late 80s and became famous through a plethora of musical endeavours, from residencies at legendary clubs such as the hacienda, shelley s and renaissance to an era-defining dj partnership with john digweed in the 90s or his solo studio efforts that include remixes for the xx, pet shop boys, foals, gusgus, madonna and countless other stars.
anton kubikov, for more than a decade well known as half of scsi-9, just landed with his next solo ep for the new moscow-based label mayak. following the label s concept anton produced two long play ambient-dub tracks. based on the classic sound, he carefully weaves in new elements that comfortably wrap up the listener in his long journey. and if the first side is more like of a leisurely stroll in a park, the second is a deep ocean dive.
what a pleasure to announce this 2nd opus!
we offer 4 tracks composed by rare and talented artists who master the hypnotic groove perfectly. we focused this release on the organic and dancing side. a dance that takes us until the early hours, at the moment when the sun is rising ... le jour se leve.
certified quality! written and produced by alan castro, raul falcon, nicolas m. trojani, radostina bekiarska & daniel ivanov.
vinyl only! limited copies!
ELECTRICA SALSA (HENRIK SCHWARZ REMIX, ROMAN FLUEGEL)(2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl D25.07.16
product comes with deluxe hot foil stamping print in a gatefold cover! electrica salsa, revisited 30 years later, remixes by roman flügel and henrik schwarz. france, italy, austria, germany, quite precisely thirty years ago, one electronic track turned the european music charts upside down: electrica salsa by the frankfurt project off - a collective producing their tracks at master music studio. the founders of organisation for fun were no underdogs: michael münzing and luca anzilotti would go on as duo snap! and write global hits like the power or rhythm is a dancer, writing pop history. and the third member of off was then 21-year-old sven väth, today one the most notorious international djs. michael and luca were the masters of equipment, responsible for the mixing desk and the recording tape we used to make the master tapes. i was the one providing song ideas, grooves and bringing a good mood to the studio.
the 5th release on wax for karton label. the amsterdam-based ferro comes with *8 or 9*, fellow dutchman b.m.u. on his first release ever with the hypnotizing *fog* and from germany and for the first time on karton comes daniel madlung with *vawpol*.
robag wruhme is well-known for flights of the fantastic, his many productions, remixes and dj sets act as conversations between melancholic, melodic tenderness, the urgent thrill of dancefloor-ready moments, and the neutralising power of pared-down minimalism. 2015 marks the return of robag wruhme to the pampa records fold, following the whirlwind of acclaim for his 2011 album thora vukk.
our first release of 2014 is a split 12inch featuring a newcomer act and a veteran name, both new to the pampa circle, and both of whom manage to adhere to our sound while at the same time widening it. ricoshei is nikko gibler and jake patrick, based out of hitland studios in los angeles.
die vögel are back. almost two years after their sensational debut release‚ blaue moschee, the arena rocking ep thats still a permanent fixture in sven väths record bag, die vögel have laid another milestone in the history of club music - the fratzengulasch ep. ground breaking, surreal and captivatingly timeless, this dance music doesnt give a damn about the laws of gravity and the monotony of everyday routines.
sebastian russell is one of the most exciting discoveries on mos ferrys decent 10inch label fenou. after his first single release >away< from 2009 the london producer chipped in a remix for dapayks >decade one< album and he also contributed the fantastic piece >follow the lost soul< for the >fenou bouquet vol. 1< label compilation in late 2010. now, he returns with the beautiful 2-track record >far around us< showing his eccentric as well as catchy interpretation of modern house music. the release is extended by three more tracks in the digital bundle including a hypnotizing remix of the title track by alex tomb. as usual, the 10inch record is a limited edition and numbered by hand.
as his label marks its 60th release, lost & found owner guy j returns with his brand new ep. guys modus operandi performs superbly with themes which would otherwise risk sounding aimless and decadent. his range is thrilling, thoughtfully arranged even in the thickest of textures, never heartless, blunt or unbalanced. both in his harmonious and production statements, guy j leaves nothing indisputable. each frequency is analyzed. each note adjusted.
picture: undercatt klingt wie eine herrliche clubnacht. die scheibe umwirbt dich mit ihrem warmen und melodischen deep house-vibe, steigert das tempo schrittweise in einem crescendo, bis es in hartem techno mündet. nach dem peak verabschiedet sie sich von dir mit einem melancholisch-süssen good-bye.
berlins own steffen linck, a multi-instrumentalist known as monolink, announces his debut album amniotic, due april 20th via embassy of music subsidy embassy one. it is the experiential nature of monolink’s music that defies the muddy definition of modern live electronic music. armed with a singular blend of berlin underground culture with the pop-leaning sensibility of american electronica, steffen transports listeners into his own realm of sonic exploration. the music is pillared by emotive guitar tones, analog synth stabs and, for the first time, his own vocals acting as a singular point of departure for this budding talent. amniotic stands as monolinks first complete body of work, following his 2017 ep burning sun via sol selectas, and the end, a collaborative record with acid pauli in 2015.
wenn wir bei bpitch control eines lieben, dann sind es so charakterstarke kerle wie jesse perez. der labelchef von mr. nice guy records ist ein moderner oldschooler, der booty house und miami bass zu einem lasziven sound verbindet, den er selbst bump-n-grind nennt. nach seiner * thot ep*in 2015 kehrt das * dirty mastermind* nun für eine weitere ep zurück. und * cell phones* beweist einmal mehr, warum jesse perez für den realen straßensound von miami steht.
for pressure traxx011, we are really pleased to welcome one of our favourite artists to the label. barac first caught our attention as a member of the romanian supergroup noi doi, but he decided to go solo to perfect his vision of the finest electronic music. having already released on some of the coolest record labels and with an ever presence in the record bags of your favourite dj s. it is with much anticipation that we present barac and his first ep on pressure traxx. his verniana ep is due to be released in april 2015 in a record shop near you!
bas amro returns to wolfskuil records with a fierce piece of dance-floor music. he uses a new guise, since its a bit different from his deeper & moodier work.. mr. g remix is doing it for ame, adam beyer, norman nodge, rolando and many more!
three ways to move is a collection of delicate dub and chord driven tracks by pablo bolivar,barcelona based one half of pulshar - the band who released remarkable album inside on desolat in 2010 - and avantroots productions.feel free to find your way to move in the world of smooth pulsating bass lines, tender frequencies,echoes and sweet melodies.
detroit influenced space techno odyssee by lee norris a.k.a.norken. harmonic pads meet bubbling synths for the outer space dancefloor.truly spirited by alien gifts the tracks send you through the universe and extra time, full of artificial lines of beauty
“wit blad” is the result of a beautiful collaborative project that started with illustrator joost stokhof. he was asked as an artist in residence for amsterdam’s hortus botanicus, a place where joost locked himself up for a week alongside the finest biodiversity in the city. joost asked eefje de visser to join him for a day and eefje asked nuno dos santos to form a powerful trinity of which “wit blad” is the unmistakable evidence.
a new chapter begins for our best work records artist fa-bian dikof with his new 12 inch release “into you”. both of the tunes again clearly show-off his creative skills. his signature sound with its playfulness surely will get stuck in your ears. with his perfect mixture of electronic and organic sounds pressure on the dancefloor is guaranteed. peaktime - a1 & b1!