producer : nu guinea, .... tartelet records and the vinyl factory join forces for a release showcasing remixes from two prominent americans and a great dane. ge-ology and byron the aquarius of sound signature and tartelet veteran james braun deliver three outstanding remixes of wayne snow s feel good tune nothing wrong taken from his debut album freedom tv . the original version, produced by naples-based duo nu guinea, is an irresistible up-tempo funk tune that has been getting serious spins from some of the most respected selectors in the game. ge-ology s in-reverse-reflip mix is a trippy ten-minute journey through layered in-reverse melodies and subtle acid carried by a tight, stripped-back groove. the result is a hypnotic gem that sits comfortably in any late night set. byron the aquarius slows it down for his live mix adding a playful bassline, live drums, rhodes and synth almost reminiscent of kool & the gang s 1974 hit summer madness . tartelet mainstay james braun steps back into the limelight after years of silence with a highly effective club mix, combining his signature low-slung house grooves with wayne s backing vocal, turning it into something that is both pumping and exotic.
the 68th edition of the dj-kicks mix series is another landmark one, with experimental producer laurel halo taking the reins. the americans adventurous 28 track trip features seven exclusives, including two of her own plus those from rrose, machinewoman, fit siegel, nick leon and ikonika. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
(10-inch vinyl) kosmo sound s new single ilam comes with heavyweight bass lines, tuareg inspired guitar riffs and moroccan percussive elements. on the b-side there is a special dub mix by daniel boyle (lee perry, max romeo)
here comes another nasty piece of heavyweight funky soul out of detroit. this tune certainly appeals to both northern soul as well as funk 45 collectors, especially the open drum break on the flip is a monster.
repress 2019 - “just do you” is the first single from underground super-producer lord echo s hotly anticipated 3rd album “harmonies”. so long has it s gestation been that it has reached a status reserved only for the mythical and the absurd. some say it will never be finished with the album devouring its host creator and assuming a life of its own - but this first single proves other wise.
lord echo emerges from the darkness with a gleaming diamond in his hand - a slice of pure disco dub indulgence with all the rough trimmings that have made him a cult favourite from tokyo to trinidad.
we welcome one of bucharests finests, adrian niculae aka priku for the 6th release. well known by music enthusiasts for his releases on labels like a:rpia:r, he brings again smooth and delicious beats on wax. 180g vinyl only and outstanding cover print, shrinked.
this very first installment showcases the diversity with four cuts, done by eduardo de la calle, and tandem planetae with remix from silvie loto and an outstanding remix from the analogue cops. cosmic soulful detroit infused techno, liquid dubby grooves, acid floating excursions and ravey vocal infused floor madness. a record that will stay, providing soul, quality and intelligently danceable grooves.
electronics at the junction with ethnic music inspired by the last travel in peru including 10 days spent in the shamans village. 4 life stories told by music, stories about external and internal journeys. this ep is part of the future album, that will be released in 2019 and is a great traveller diary which shows the wonderful possibilities of mixing electronic and live music. alae first vinyl release by ivan latyshev >ala espiritu ep<
paul labrecque (sunburned hand of the man) and ghazi barakat (pharoah chromium) present two epic cosmic, dystopian tracks where guitars, synths and traditional instruments blend into an anarchic sound system.
taste of the sea marbeya sound and boot & tax appear on the latest blitz, dj tennis ongoing, limited, vinyl-only series. these colourful records often pop-up around life and death showcases, usually featuring non-standard cuts + off-kilter attitudes.
a fireball to accelerate our post-winter thawing. spanish producer pepes first foray on lph. it starts off unassumingly, with a bright, airy beach boogie thats all gentle drums and trebly synth figurations, but it quickly turns its eye to the strobe-lit nightclub, first with delusions of grandeur, an angular hypnosis of syncopated rhythms, then with aerial, a 130 bpm blitz with an epic build and an equally dramatic breakdown. capping it off is 50 am, which, as the name indicates, is a woozy shuffle thatll help you land the plane nice and easy.
after releasing hvl s away from everything we know 12inch back in 2015, organic analogue welcome the georgian producer back to present his long-awaited debut album. as a resident of the much-vaunted club bassiani, hvl conceived ostati as a document of the sound of tbilisi - centred on warm, outboard house and techno but with a noticeably understated mood. the club tracks take a pared down approach that favours space and meditation over bold brush strokes, but between the teeth-gnashing bite of -askinkila- or the rough and ready acid workout -continuum,- the sound is gutsy and dripping with character. ostati spells out a space where dim lights and mysterious corners provide a playground for wild ideas to dart around in the dark. the overall atmosphere may appear subdued, but it s merely a cover for the fiery spirit lurking underneath.