lee burridge. lost desert and junior akwety return with summer vibes all the way. following last year s subtle monster lingala. they bring the sunshine once again with three tracks. elongis vocal floats above its foundation of warm sub bass and groovy beats and always seems to induce at least one person in the crowd to sing along. even though we know they don t speak lingala (a language from congo). mona yo is a little groovier. floaty house music for outdoors. talking of floaty. the ep is wrapped up by float on. its pretty for sure but has a certain drive thats been rocking the all day i dream dance floor all year. close your eyes and daydream.
r-time records releases two tracks from iceland’s sanasol. aka thor and yagya. entitled long lost thoughts - originally appearing on deep thoughts lp via hey babe! in 97. out of all of thors aliases. which includes oz artists. flow machine and thor54. sanasol. his duo project alongside yagya. is arguably the most prolific. on top of appearances on thors own renowned imprint thule records. as sanasol the pair have released on fear of flying. connaisseur superieur and alex azary and pascal f.e.o.s.s hey babe! of which the latter homed the‘deep thoughts album. matt edwards r-time now releases two of the long players finest tracks. following recent revivals of timeless music by sir lord commix and fbk. long lost thoughts begins by utilising filtered chord stabs alongside a thumping bass and sustained strings before the track progresses with ethereal pads combined with resonant bells playing a top line melody. on the flip. in the sky of normality presents shuffled drums with crisp hi-hats and a strong low-end whilst delayed synths pan left and right throughout keeping things atmospheric and mesmerising.
up next on hot creations is intrepid spaniard dennis cruz. the award winning dj and producer drops some heavy hitting dance-floor dynamite this june. enlisting the production expertise of new yorks joeski for the remix. title track freaks is deep and driving. with its almost slurred vocal. its perfect for those 4am vibes when the freaks come out to play. mother f..cker utilises heavier percussion set off by a pounding bass. the joeski rework of freaks adds a dash of prominent high-hats with the producer softening that unmistakable bass-line. dennis explains this ep is the style of music that i love to play and produce. it s what i feel more comfortable with and what i think defines my sound. dennis cruz has been firmly implanted in the music scene from a young age. he got his first taste for playing music at the age of 17. since then hes gone on to produce tracks for prominent labels such as moon harbour. solid grooves. snatch! and nervous records. his records have been championed by some of the industrys hottest djs from jamie jones to loco dice. and nic fanciulli to marco carola
renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love. renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us. to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
THE AGE OF LOVE (INCL. SOLOMUN / JAM & SPOON REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.06.18
2018 repress >> revered uk label. tastemaker and authority renaissance. the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic dj scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting hamburg based dj and super producer solomun to rework a timeless classic - one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years. the timeless classic jam & spoon watch out for stella mix is featured on the b side. a constant innovator. solomun. whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining european house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music. for a new generation. solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected dj’s over the last few months including tale of us. dubfire. maceo plex. sasha and pete tong whom made it last weeks coveted essential new tune. renaissance the remix collection . is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to renaissance for over two decades. true to form renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions. the series celebrates renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.
one sided limited vinyl release: trippy. psychedelic electro-techno romp encouraging dance-floor ruckus and scrambled minds. complete with all manner of bleeps. voice manipulation and otherworldly sound effects.
sharif laffrey can charm the snake out of any basket. this is his first offering for the esp institute. side as tangier is a long drawn-out exercise. an endurance test of the highest order. over the span of some thirteen minutes. elements bob and weave intermittently and layers overlap haphazardly the type of exciting dynamic that s born out of restrictio as if putting down a live jam without enough hands to work the console. yet sharif perseveres. as touch and go as this arrangement may be. there is something that undoubtedly glues it all in place the combination of his massive rolling 16th-note bassline and his tough-as-nails drumkit is so good that. upon first listen. we spat out our tea and insisted on its release. on side b. everything is nice carries on with loose arrangement. dirty production and layers of inexplicable spoken word samples (a sharif calling card by now) but this time we re lead to a melancholy place. the blue comedown to side as antagonistic trial. with his esp institute debut. sharif leaves you mentally unhinged. as if youve smoked something interesting and arrived bewildered in some saharan labyrinth. these two songs will guide you through the medina to score the black meat.
already a well-established presence on the outlandish fringes of experimental. alternative and dance music. celebrated israeli duo red axes make a surprise left-turn onto phantasy with a three-track 12inch. sipoor. unsurprisingly. the results are as pleasingly out-there as the occasion requires. following on from last year’s self-released lp. the beach goths. sipoor immediately announces the axes’ uncompromising return to the front and centre of the dancefloor with the raw. provocative bad time story. brazen. brash acid triggers this particular tale. as red axes briskly modulate their way through a ruff. tuff but never less than musical landscape of 303s and 808s. sipoor takes a more gradual approach to building offbeat rave tension. featuring an unknown male using his native tongue to request some kind of house. some kind of techno and some sort of release. his wish (and we hope. yours) is the axes command. as the music goes deep before seamlessly unfolds around a throbbing bassline and a playful. familiar keyboard sample. beckoning feet to the dancefloor and perhaps tongues ever so slightly to cheeks. concluding the 12inch. teroof takes each of red axes signature ingredients - deeply rhythmic ebm-inspired drums. spiralling electronics. unapologetically odd vocal distortions and reconstructs them amid what sounds like the monaco grand prix. as high-velocity motors speed past the soundscape. kicking up some serious dust.
after a brief time away from releasing music in 2017 to refresh his ears. essential house artist argy is back with a bang in 2018. as this debut ep on play it say it proves. greek dj and producer argy has been a prolific talent over the last decade plus. releasing a variety of sounds under a number of different aliases. his given name has always been reserved for house and techno. which is classically informed but always infused with the sound of the future. it’s come on key labels like bedrock. bpitch. ibadan. and most recently the martinez brothers’ cuttin’ headz imprint. and has spawned four fantastic full lengths. those releases. along with his storytelling dj sets. have made the these days label boss a much loved and ever-present part of the global underground scene. the excellent title track the way of kings opens up the ep with seven standout minutes of surging house. slick. powerful kicks drive it along as expertly crafted synths bring real drama and tension up top. it’s a tasteful bit of hi-tech soul for the peak of the night and is as essential as the title suggests. switching up the mood is the vibrant los animales. which has a busier. afro tinged groove and tribal percussive energy. lithe synths dart about to add dynamism and movement as vocal chants get you on your toes and the whole thing is sure to make a huge impact in the club. last of all. move like a panther featuring the new yorker in berlin. elbee bad. shows another side to argy. it’s a perfectly raw house cut with plenty of jacking chicago spirit. the drums hit hard. the synths are trippy and the snares force you to move. add in a dark bassline and spoken word mantras and you have a real piece of explosive club dynamite. these are three typically inventive and well-executed tracks from argy that are stuffed with original ideas.
the -old school- that merge with the new making a unique sound. the -italian stallion- dj soch. owner of black angus records keep on tapping into sounds from the past making them fresher and up to date creating tracks that can persist over time.after the success of -unknown- is the time of -planetary session- the original mix is a journey through an idyllic world made of pads. synths. vocals and raw beats.the -underground mix- is a deep and cyclical dub. a surrounding bass and a bitter vocal for an uncompromising underground dancefloor tune.for the remixes this time soch choose two young dj/producers from his home town:leonardo martelli. one of the star atists of antinote records. that create his own version with visionary atmospheres. dark and electro. stefano light version istead make us think of a sunset by the sea with percussive grooves and warmer and softer sounds.the release is 100% made in foligno. a small italian city home of one of the best club in europe. the serendipity club. son of dancity festival. where artists play confronting and sharing their passion for music. black angus rough is vinyl only limited edition.
our 4th release is here. tommy vicari jnr -deville harveste- ep. 2 original tracks by the talented tommy vicari jnr. we ve been waiting for the right moment to release this special ep. now is the time to reveal -deville harveste- and -hyst erias-. two house tracks with the unmistakable underground style of tommy vicari jnr. to make this vinyl even more special. we have a bombastic remix of :terence: terry for -deville harveste-. vinyl only
LATE NIGHT STUDIO MOVES EP (THE MOLE REMIX)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D25.06.18
as a dutch label. were proud supporters of the homegrown sounds of guys like nachtbraker. frits wentink and fouk. adding another dutchie to our list of exquisite producers. we present you pitto with his debut on heist recordings. pitto is a musically omnipotent creature. venturing into deep house with the underground hit richklap on wolfskuil back in 2012 and dreamy electronic pop with his album breaking up the static on sonar kollektiv and virgin. he has also moved beyond producing his own music. running studio stekker. a dutch music festival that focused on freeform creative interactions between musicians where the artists performing on the festival locked themselves up a week in advance in kytopia (colin benders synth paradise) to make new music together. through this. hes worked with people like kyteman. matthew johnson. sebastian mullaert and colin de la plante. better known as ‘the mole. who is also present on pittos heist debut with a remix. the ‘late night studio moves ep is one of varied styles. where pittos inspiration from african music. jazzy and soulful samples becomes evident. he finds his ‘funk in repetition. clever sample combinations and combining electronic and live elements in the most organic way. ‘late night studio moves finds its basic groove in an african percussive loop.
the producer. multi-instrumentalist. dj and record collector gabriel cyr aka teleseen releases 5th album ‘the emotional life of savages via french imprint goldmin music. african rhythms. latin heat and otherworldly electronics collide like neurons. processed through a new york state of mind. the pancontinental sounds are mirrored in his own life. which has oscillated back and forth between various countries. a jazz background combined with a love for house and techno are ingrained in the grooves. also key is the samba. baile funk and mpb that inspired him while living in rio de janeiro. plus the sounds he reabsorbed on returning to nycs club scene.
nashville s dusty funkateers magic in threes return to rnt reserve with a triptych of low-strung grooves. each complimented by a superlative remix. chupa cabra. a sweet soulful joint. is reimagined as a devilishly pulsating and funky burner by rnt mainstays fouk on their remix. parisian patchworks takes the 70s-cop-show funk of work tapes straight to nigeria with a beautifully crafted highlife remix. finally there s come on down. reminiscent of classic donald byrd in the larry mizell days. which is beefed up and readied for the dance floor by analog wizard lay-far. a lovely package for listening. or bumping!
pressed on limited 12 inch blue vinyl and housed in the new reserve generic sleeve
the second release on black wattle comes from sydneys liam ebbs. the ep. a childs guide to groove. is a more dancefloor oreintated offering from the label. breaks. a wonderful sense of groove. spacious pads and a great understanding of melody all feature on this 12inch. it is also liams first time being pressed on wax. he has featured previously on a tape from australian label ken oath records. anywhere that wants it! first release from liam ebbs second release on the label. black wattle
dan shake is a full fledged member of the lumberjack family since his contribution to the from hell with love compilation but we ve been waiting eagerly for his own 12inch on the imprint. here it is. repress
mehmet aslan returns to his own fleeting wax imprint. in order to deliver the first in a series of releases as part of a new project. ghost station. including a collaboration with fellow turkish singer. songwriter and vocal producer. idil mese.
after releasing eps on labels like clr. plus8. drumcode. dmt amongst others. pascual is now onboard with sino. 4 raw mental techno tracks like it should be. for nearly a decade. pascual has developed his talents as a producer. but also as a dj constantly evolving in the studio. his releases in labels like clr. plus 8 y drumcode ltd. speak for themselves.
next up for rhythm sections club focused sub-label international black 004 is here and it is bringing the heat - this time from tennessee. usa. mister saturday night and cgi affiliate alex falk delivers a 4 track ep made with one thing in mind the dancefloor. taking influence from the likes chevel. levon. redshape and phase. alex falk achieves a singular vision merging american and european styles of techno. opening with upp. an effortless techno groove with a tight rolling bass line. classic lead stabs that pulsate. twist and turn as the heavy kick punishes the subs. beta comes in next with a serious low end bounce a distorted bass bump pushes the system to the max before being followed up by lower sub all swinging around a fat house kick and tight percussion another club stomper for the serious rigs only. the b side is a proper dub techno workout.
PHONE SEX (SHARIF LAFFREY NIGHTWORK) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK25.06.18
two berlin underdogs and a detroit ravemaster. a driving force in the very early frankfurt electronics since the late 80s. to hardcore acid in brooklyn in the early 90s. producing legends as carlos peron among many others along his way. adsx aka andre fischer might sound new to many but has been an active part of the underground electronic movement for the last 30 years. benji df aka hanoben is no newbie to the scene either and might have soundtracked your night if you were to be found at clubs like tresor or snax in the late 90s. together they recorded an ode to aural sex. its acid counterpart. and a genius sketch of a club banger. when label honcho capablanca heard the latter had little doubts about commissioning an extended mix to motor city s special forces gen. sharif laffrey aka thee activator. who needs little introduction to the discerning raver ears as the man behind instant acid classics turn it up and always. among others. after countless studio days and nights and endless versions (we stopped counting at 56th) sharif delivers what is possibly his best work to date. an unstoppable 12 minute dancefloor annihilator. to wrap such special release we asked legend alan oldham aka ur s minister of information aka dj t-1000. (also responsible for label designs for transmat. djax. submerge. pure sonik and a long etcetera) to create one of his classic artworks. capablanca deconstructs his center pieces for the fully printed sleeve. and everybody s.c.r.e.a.m.
the mighty man power returns to correspondant. one of the earliest labels to champion his explorative technoid landscapes. and deliver his debut album. the mexico based composer makes a welcome return with three truly singular trips… ‘the zen of xen comes in two segued parts. comprising almost 13 minutes of full intergalactic immersion. laced with the alluring deep-dream vocals of tel avivs xen. anchored with tripped-out humanized harmonics and weaved with soaring pads. its a genuinely emotional narrative thats been cooking away on man powers creative wishlist since he first met xen at a show five years ago. elsewhere ‘heart for yes. life for no will have you spitting rainbow emojis all night. an incredible piece of vibrant melodic techno rooted in synthesis. galvanized with emotive layers. driven by feels it sets us up perfectly for the fantastical finale ‘hubris. cosmic. soft-focused. sparkling but topped with a choral chant that comes in from nowhere and arrests every sense as the elements rise and fuse with theatre. by far one of man powers most techno-focused and biggest records to date.
following on from the release of fba21 collected works 1996 -2017. which was released november 2017 matthew puffett decided to wrap up the project. with a handpicked selection of artists to remix key tracks from the compilation. amongst these figures are some significant influences on puffett s early years the set includes kirk degiorgio. whose reworking of ‘cross dissolve’ reimagines the track in full machine mode. serving up a slab of driving techno for the main room.
duat (pronounced do-aht) was the realm of the dead in ancient egyptian mythology. the deity osiris was believed to be the lord of the underworld since he personified rebirth and life after death. being the first mummy as depicted in the osiris myth. the underworld was also the resi-dence of various other gods along with osiris. the duat was the region through which the sun god re traveled from west to east each night. and it was where he battled apep. who embodied the primordial chaos which the sun had to defeat in order to rise each morning and bring order back to the earth. it was also the place where people’s souls went after death for judgement. though that was not the full extent of the afterlife. burial chambers formed touching-points be-tween the mundane world and the duat. and the akh. the effectiveness of the dead. could use tombs to travel back and forth from the duat.
three years after presenting an original idea of arranging his own music live by using a standard dj setup and a drum machine. strahil velchev alias kink is ready to premiere the very first ep-outing of his new project entitled kirilik. created with obscure studio equipment and backed by an array of sonics out of his extensive line-up of machinery. kirilik successfully transfers to the record that unique level of levity and immediacy that his live act has already become renowned for. loopy and thus infinite in nature. sometimes seemingly spiraling themselves out of control even. these tracks are as versatile as they are just fun to play around with! fittingly enough. infinity is not a number comes complete with an added bonus of four additional endless loops. edged into the final grooves of each side
monterreys new kid on the block. colossio. ep on calypso is an inmerssion into this artist s world of influences. from kraut-rock to mexican folklore passing trough electronics. colossio takes us on a journey inside his head and mind. moto sets the stage with misterious guitars and trancey synths while fe it s more of a robotic percussion trip. ansia its a more dance-floor oriented track while still mantaining the experimental spirit of the whole ep. on remix duties. newcastle s latest global export. man power. channels the stooges and the new york dolls for a sleazy glam rock version of the title track
incl. downloadcode ... unnatural. uneasy. unexpected. the great filter keeps you on your toes constantly. it makes your fingers tingle with anticipation and the hairs on your arms stand up from the tension. it is eerily calm and controlled. while it takes you to faraway places in the twilight. that dont actually exist. subdued. bright yellow light with no sun in sight. wide plains with an inherent structure that can only be illogical. unorganic sounds. alien voices. excited synths and sobering organs. reality is so mundane. the way we are now expecting it from krink. he does what is unexpected and stretches conventions somewhere around techno and deep house. the music is driven by imagery rather than song structure. the ep puts cutting rhythms over comfort and sound over beauty. like a focused dream. it is concrete and abstract. lets get found in the universe
released in solidarity with tigas anti-tech house crusade. a silent campaign fought everyday on the streets of your hometown. blaze finds russian crypto-whiz dimitri veimar still dancing with the rawer-than-the-rawest-dog electro thats brought him to the dizzying heights of the mid-tier crags of mt. turbo mountain. throwing his weight behind what some in the media are probably already calling tigas war was absolutely necessary following the events of a recent gig in moscow. veimar opened the night by playing no fewer than three tiga tracks. which anyone whos read tigas taboos can tell you is definitely a tiga taboo. deeply immersed in the practice of pouring his own mineral water. tiga ignored the hootin and hollerin of the vips crowding the dj booth (including dennis miller and diego maradona). and proceeded to play a set entirely comprised of recordings of every embarrassing thing veimar had ever said in his life. four hours later. an emotionally-shot veimar collapsed into tigas arms. with the magnanimous label boss whispering. i forgive you. dimitri into his ear. the release also features a broken techno remix from mysterious european producer florian kupfer. who made us sign a non-disclosure-agreement dictating that we can only describe him as mysterious. enigmatic. and/or european. so well have to let the music do the talking.
super rare and killer alric forbes 70s roots. only ever released on a mis-labeled pressing! the rhythm will be familiar to deep roots aficionados as the same one used for sydney wilson s -why do i cry.- a co-release with our french comrades onlyroots. who have already reissued a pair of classics from alric. -morning train- and -warn the nation.-
NATTY BURRY (DUBPLATE MIX) / SATAN PICKNEY (VERSION) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US22.06.18
more from the vaults of uprising with some previously unreleased dubplate mixes. the vocal cut is an alternate take with slightly different lyrics over a more raw. spare cut of the rhythm. sans synthesizer. which has been rarely. if ever heard. the dub mix on the flip was played on dubplate by jahlovemuzik back in the mid 70s. when one mix of a great tune is not enough. dkr is there.
every release is special for us here at hizou. but to clock up our tenth one is a particularly special moment. so it is even more pleasing that we reach this milestone by welcoming on board a producer we admire enormously. life recorder. the man from marseille has a lengthy discography of must-have records to his name already and the super-deep pressure jazz ep will only add to that growing list as he delivers a trio of prime cuts. from the punchy. raw analogue sounds of the title track to the warming subconcious drive and the melodic. acid-flecked traffic jam.
a classic slice of philadelphia funk from peoples choice. officially remastered and reissued for 2018. here we go again is a definitive. feel-good disco stomper combining a full frontal bassline. infectious keys and staccato guitar licks that effortlessly build and build throughout the track. cries of here we go again ring out at it s peak epitomising the feeling that this groove could last forever. keeping up that perpetual good time groove the b side houses the mighty jam. jam. jam (all night long). a track doused in the funk. from the rugged vocals to the addictive hooks. it ll worm it s way into your head for weeks.
more cult edits from inigo vontier. pietnev. dreem lion. and alexi le fan. everyone loves these. no one has them. only edits in circulation requiring a vow of silence and a paid subscription. cannot be stolen. shared. or caned to death. rename the track titles in a random internet cafe for maximum secrecy/exclusivity/emotional well-being. culted002 - blood in. blood out.
second release on new la based pleasure of love label. barcelonas pau roca on editorial duties. soulful disco grooves and rare south african funk are subtly retooled. teased out. and extended to perfection for dj use. born out of a dingy basement club in hollywood. pleasure of love has grown from anything goes disco house party to adventurous re-edit label. reworks reflect the spirit of the party and limited pressing of 300 matches the capacity of the venue that holds it each week.
the phantasm label has something special up its sleeve for june: a new ep from amsterdam outfit pin up club and an excellent remix from lady of the moment. dfa star and disco innovator perel.
<br< this young label comes from sinchi collective in association with night noise and has quickly established itself with innovative music. that continues with the trippy leftfield electronica and dark disco and ebm flavours of pin up club. who have worked on labels like nein. relish. bordello a parigi and known for their dj and live sets at locations such as berlin s salon zur wilden renate and amsterdam s dgtl.
in their own words. -for this ep we chose to work with natural ambient sounds as a background for each track. so if you listen carefully you can hear dogs barking. crickets chirping and other ambient noises we ve recorded ourselves on our travels.- say the pair who derived these tracks from live jam sessions using plenty of proper hardware. a roland space echo and fender stratocaster. amongst other things .
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).
love bite compiles the efforts of a cadre of talented djs-cum-producers from across the globe for a selection of 4 songs each tailored for before. during and after peak time at your pool party or discotheque.
mr bongo presents the first 12inch in a series of remix packages curated from ebo taylors brand new album yen ara. the 81-year-old composer. arranger. guitarist and vocalist has been a key figure in the evolving afro-funk sound since the seventies. working with the likes of apagya show band. ck mann and pat thomas. this 12inch combines three of the best remixers in the business - the legendary ron trent. west coast talent flako. and disco connoisseur nick the record. you will hear the high-energy afrobeat. sweet highlife. jazz and konkoma influences that ebo is famous for. and the remixes have contributed their disco pulse. house groove. and hard-hitting percussive edge to the tracks.
imagine a peaceful cyberpunk world where flowers are used instead of laserguns. where bamboo towers are high in the sky and your fingerprints digitalized in a papermade card. this is the utopia you re living in while listening to this record. from the crowded city atmosphere of « mecanic chipo » to the suspended garden of« lady chipo ». your existence is harmonious and serene. as a casual salaryman you dream of the countryside in « chipo sleep » but are waken up by the « chipo dub » bonzaï alarm clock.
« chipo sounds » reflect these everyday life and reveries which are at the end. not cheap at all!
when thinking balearic. there is a name that should strike you right away. no. not ibiza itself. but the man responsible for producing and curating some of the lushest sunset music the white island has ever heard steve miller. perhaps most commonly known as afterlife. making a name for himself in the early 2000s by playing monumental events such as glastonbury. headlining cafe del mars 20th anniversary party and reaching the top of the uk charts by remixing another chance from roger sanchez. hes managed a consistency unlike many others in the decade and a half since. releasing standout classic albums such as simplicity two thousand and speck of gold. his music has been released on the premiere labels of the time. such as hed kandi and defected. while also being featured on numerous compilations to date.
sweat it out up the perspiration levels to 10 with this modern day rework of kwanzaa posse s 1993 tribal infused musika . by the much in form yolanda be cool. a driving beat and dynamic bassline are interspersed with the posse s euphoric chants firmly placing this a dancefloor destroyer. the first of three remixes comes from babert. turning musika into a miami vice style synth laden boogie number. complete with uplifting piano stabs and a full bodied bass. flip it over and things get a little more sinister. both ideal for the basement club setting as much as they d work in the big room clubs. gotsome revolve their remix around the chopped up tribal chants of kwanzaa posse - enhancing the expansive build ups and breakdowns to new heights. to close it out. dateless strips things back with a huge pulsating bass / kick combo whilst dubbing out the chants to be dropped in at choice moments before those heavyweight drops.
vor 20 jahren erschien mit decksandrumsandrockandroll das debüt und gleichzeitig einzige studioalbum des britischen duos propellerheads. alex gifford & will white gründeten die band 1995 und veröffentlichten 1996 auf wall of sound zunächst ihre dive ep. gefolgt von weiteren eps und singles. am 22.06.2018 erscheint die 20th anniversary edition von -decksandrumsandrockandroll- auf wall of sound auf der die albumklassiker wie die bigbeat-coverversion von crash (mit einem wunderbaren elvis-double). das rastlose spybreak! (bekannt aus der lobby-szene des ersten matrix-films). den remix für john barrys on her majestys secret service. und last but not least history repeating mit der unverwechselbaren shirley bassey selbstverständlich vertreten sind.
with the norwegian disco movement having given birth to many international dance stars. its most fundamental pioneer bjørn torske is an essential name to know. bjørn laid the foundation for the disco scene in norway that gave birth to prins thomas. lindstrom. andre bratten and todd terje. inspired by dj harvey. ron hardy and idjut boys. bjorn torske brought underground disco and house/techno (chicago/detroit style) to the country. developing a new style of dubby disco with its characteristic humorous and psychedelic twists along the way.
the reclusive cult innovator is back with a new 12” for smalltown supersound in advance of a full-length release out later this year.
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.
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.
das paradies ist ein blinzeln im pop. vielleicht das gute. alte gefühl. dass man nicht alles versteht. aber alles ganz genau so richtig ist: die texte haben seidene ecken und kanten und die musik ist eine perle aus holz. das ist schön. so schön. dass florian sievers alias das paradies. von bands wie moritz krämer. kettcar und element of crime geschätzt und eingeladen wurde. um deren live-auftritte als vorprogramm noch mehr zu verschönern. auf die 10inch-ep die giraffe streckt sich sind vier neue stücke gepresst. die man loben und lieben muss. sie sind rock n roll und gleichzeitig pop. zen-pop eines zeitauskosters!
at the vanguard of a new unbridled french jazz scene. and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves. the florian pellissier quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of bijou voyou caillou. the quintet’s fourth album. coming out on the heavenly sweetness label on april 27.
​...re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album. originally recorded and released in finland. fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of caribbean music. african roots and pan. quintet featuring rudy smith from trinidad & tobago. plus musicians from barbados. surinam. and ghana. tip! lars samuelson. a jazz trumpet player and producer in sweden who heard this quite unique quintet. was captivated by their concept and sound. and asked them to record an album. otinku. the resulting album. was recorded in stockholm in 1971. produced by samuelson. and originally released on the odeon label. a subsidiary of emi finland. with an afro-jazz/caribbean orientation. the selections are a rich mixture of jazz standards and original compositions. including recently re-discovered killer funk tunes otinku and sugar daddy. and a fine steel jazz version of bags groove. the album was their only release and is now a sought after item for steel pan/caribbean music fans and vinyl diggers.
just in time for the summer sun. heynow001 features four exclusive liquid drum and bass bootlegs that will keep you and the whole dancefloor well hydrated. we’ve listened to your suggestions. and the vinyl release is backed with a first time press of two tracks that have been highly sought after as well. you can sit down. the wait is over. hey now is here!
chapter four in the line of vinyl releases on cue line records is also the beginning of something new. elements part 1 is the first piece in the various artists series on the label called elements. driven by an urge to explore how elements can form something greater together. and the other way around. how anything can be broken into its elements. every single track on the v/a is by multiple artists. 100% collaborative content. rdg x cessman. gaze ill x 3wa. binary x zygos. murk x shiva ft. rob. nine minds. four tracks. one piece.
THE GATES OF CHARON O.S.T. (COLOURED 180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl NL22.06.18
the gates of charon. an original soundtrack. is the long-awaited result of two years of work by a multitude of outstanding producers from the bass music and drum n bass scenes. this deep. dark and weighty release comes at you with 26 tracks of professional soundscape production to tell a story of the fusion of the mystic and scientific to manipulate dark energy and explore the multiverse. this unique project will take listeners on an interplanetary journey of the highest order through sound and emotion. this is a limited edition release in a double gatefold full-art cover with 2x12” two-color 180g vinyl (limited to first 300 copies). with download codes (including bonus instrumental versions).
following the exclusive heavy mix compilation that jimi jules knocked out for us recently. its time to deliver on those exclusives via two eps from the man himself and we kick things off with ep number one. midnight juggernaut where jules studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty recondite
4lp (full 3lp original classic version + 4th lp bonus) acid test reissues the highly sought after acid acid 3 lp from tin man. now titled acid acid acid and includes a 4th disc of unreleased material recorded from the period. and has been remastered by stefan betke
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 . covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough. isolée. oliver deutschmann. ed davenport. aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
martyn releases new album voids. his first for ostgut ton over the past year. dutch-born. washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack. martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling. unpredictability. melancholy. sci-fi. polyrhythms. texture. ecstatic moments. detroit. interlocking percussion and bass. however. the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
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.
elektroliza is a series of club events formed by a group of dedicated electronic music enthusiasts in 2006. it is hosted by ljubljana s channel zero. a legendary club that is part of the autonomous social centre metelkova which used to be the slovenian headquarters of the yugoslav national army.
filling a void in slovenia s electronic dance scene. the night was a hit from the start and quickly grew into a diverse and successful series focusing on new and exciting electro. acid and dark techno.
elektroliza hosted many memorable dj and live acts by performers/producers/pioneers coming out of international music incubators in gothenburg. the hague. berlin and as far as detroit. even more importantly. it brought together producers and crews from the former yugoslav republics of slovenia. croatia. serbia and macedonia. inside the former yugoslavian military barracks djs and producers from skopje to ljubljana began bonding again through music. forming new friendships. starting new collaborations and dancing the night away... in -electro city ljubljana-.
this first double vinyl compilation of the balkan elektroliza family is a collection of our shared memories and visions of the future to come.
to kick-start artificial dances 2018 release programme. the label has once again delved deep into the darkest corners of the dutch electronic underground. the result is a debut solo ep from another future hero. hague-based pasiphae. born in greece. pasiphae took up djing and music production when she moved to the netherlands five years ago. by 2016. she was confident enough to hold her own in the studio with intergalactic gary. with the resulting collaborative 12inch. made of glass. winning praise for its floor-rocking rhythms and throbbing electronic instrumentation.
following up their highly acclaimed debut collaboration ‘last day on earth’ (l.d.o.e.). the trio from berlin took it literally and decided to leave this planet’s orbit behind. an introductory epilogue a1.‘prologue (don’t panic)’ sets the tone for the journey to come.harmoniously but pulsing the traveler leaves the earths gravitational force to reach the title track a2. ‘moon’ . an emotional touching and growing deep house art piece. b. ‘point of no return’ at last leaves the bounding limitations of contemporary club music behind by exploring a completely distinct soundscape. even referencing a certain 80s pop vibe. one thing is for sure: the voyage is just beginning. godspeed! moon made on earth by humans
bekannt für seine arbeit als labelchef von „outcast oddity- und seinen phänomenalen tracks. die er zu beiden empore „facetten- compilations beitrug. präsentiert engyn nun seine erste eigene ep auf dem kieler imprint. „the pain- beinhaltet vier songs von engyn. welche von melodiöser ambient musik bis hin zu treibenden techno tracks mit perkussiven rhythmen alles beinhaltet. mit einem zusätzlichen remix von aera. der einen sowohl auf eine reise in verträumte klanglandschaften mitnimmt als auch für euphorische open-air momente sorgen wird. ist die ep perfekt abgerundet.
melodic echoes drift through the stereo panorama like ice cubes orbiting through the hi-proof universe of a milky cocktail. between them stretches the intricate tick-tock of a liquified clockwork. markus homm and benny grauer sculpt their compelling grooves from the hard. repetitive substance of techno - but eventually their productions have a round. organic elegance that is reminiscent of mushrooms sprouting amidst the sparkling dew of a early morning meadow. the perfect sound for this listening experience comes from a 10” vinyl. whereas the digital counterpart of the ep comes with an exclusive third title.
limited repress! amazing deep flowing adventure! russian techno legend anton kubikov (scsi-9) is back on heisenberg with kraxx traxx ep. two massive originals plus remixes from pavel iudin and federico molinari. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
into the light continues its journey to unearth and update overlooked greek music. this time focuses on a smooth. warm. youthful yet intelligent work that finds effortlessly its place in the tiny greek electronic scene of the mid 90s. gilbr (versatile): each release on this label is good news. there is no exeption. the nireus years- is a rare selection of eight unheard home recordings produced between 1995 and 1997 by the then 16-year old angelo ioakimoglu in athens. the album encompasses his most special productions ranging from bucolic new age to dubbed out midi electronics. jazzy r&b to mediterranean ambient trance!
in its second venture into reissuing hidden gems of electronic music produced in eastern europe in the 20th century. little beat different issues focuses on the work of a czech composer. musician and producer. alexander goldscheider. this lp samples alexander goldscheider’s music produced for records. films. tv and even an art exhibition in the space of 25 years starting from 1975.
edition of 300 copies ... many years in the works. ogon batto finally unleashes his album hedoro. a journey into japanese soundtracks and 90s adventure-gaming. ogon batto is bent von bent from antwerp. belgium. besides working as a visual artist around archiving systems and collections. he is also the co-runner of the hare akedod label. together with david edren aka dsr lines. following his debut release. Ō.....gon batto secretly started working on a second album hedoro. meaning slime or chemical ooze.
hiele martens is the duo of roman hiele and lieven martens moana. lips is a musical story about a lord of castle daydreaming about his favorite fetish and other things. it has compositions created in the worm studio (rotterdam. netherlands) on the putney. arp 2500. serge et al combined with our own midi. voice and other techniques. in eight short songs. we sing the lords favors. whishes and fears.
attention: the case has a broken corner. ltd 180 copies - incl dl code . this cassette collects some of these stills. or better said freeze frames. freeze frames that become almost landscapes that one can enter or not. listen closely to or use as mere background ambience. wilson went in and untied the knot. yet while investigating the situation. posing more questions. this is as open-ended a release can get. so captiously simple. i met andrew wilson. (aka berko. art wilson. andras). a few months ago in tokyo where we were both to perform on a sort of balearic ambient variety show in the heart of shibuya. at some point andrew was telling me about his interest in youtube videos of truck accidents. animals attacking people and bloopers. with creating one-shot samples of these sort of popular fringe finds he started creating long-form drones of harmonic beauty. without being overtly and subjectively emotional. wilson presented some of these pieces on said night in tokyo. in a dandyesque manner all dressed in white. sitting behind a small restaurant table
chicago flotation device deliver the fourth and final ep in their series of long lost tracks. whipping up a raucous four tracker that segues from scorched live noisy acid stompers to groove-heavy rollers and scuttling wonky minimal jams.
tikita welcomes neel for a first release in collaboration with label mainstays natural/electronic.system. the four tracks here cover deep. rolling. dubby tribal techno. the opener is sparse and dark. gracida is more urgent and alien with watery droplets and wet melodies. then sinistra is mind melting and loopy techno that takes you into the cosmos. last of all. percussiva has supple jeff mills style synths warping round each other as heavy drums pound below. it is brilliantly consuming techno from some of the best in the game.
within lok recordings’ sixth release. we introduce lokin to you. we’re coming up with something to break boundaries and strengthen the spirit of artistic freedom. -the fall- by the belgian-born berlin-based singer. songwriter and producer cook strummer - aka maxime donnet - is an evocative ode to lost love and forgotten spirituality. channeling the post-punk synth sound of his home country’s cold wave movement of the late 70s and early 80s. donnet has absorbed the sounds of his adopted home in germany. taking that all-pervasive electronic music that is all around him and morphing it into something new. the result is -the fall-. recorded in a cell located in the basement of an old stasi prison (studio k61 in berlin). it’s an album with one eye on the dancefloor. but one that works just as well when the party is over. it’s an album that blends the organic with the synthetic. mixing guitars and synths with post-dubstep flourishes and drum machines. it’s an album about something. the name of the album has been chosen in reference to first single fallen. the idea of falling in life and waking up again. it’s also about the fact that it’s not the fall that kills you. a fall can be graceful. a fall can improve a life perspective and create new paths. it can and does make you strong. the main metaphor in there is one of reincarnation. indeed. it’s the story of a soul negotiating with god to not reincarnate on earth again. but being forced to do it anyways. experience something different!
in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
introversion created a name for himself with his remarkable debut with the first record on the label. the record is still in rotation today. and surely will be part of the rave scene for a big timespan. he is back with a complete 12”. providing his ravy personal sound reminiscence to the 90’s. now more than ever the artist is defining his own sound. creating a new window following the old and good roots.
essential ist ein album. das ursprünglich für pete tongs bbc radio 1 essential mix im mai 2017 im soulwax eigenen studio deewee in gent aufgenommen wurde und in weniger als zwei wochen entstand. seit der gründung von soulwax im jahr 1995 sind die dewaele brüder stets neue und kreative wege gegangen. im vergangenen jahr haben sie nicht nur den soundtrack für cafe belgica geschrieben und sämtliche auftretenden bands erfunden und produziert. sondern waren auch weltweit mit 2manydjs unterwegs. mit deewee betreiben sie ihr eigenes record label und studio. veröffentlichten als radio soulwax online diverse mixe. arbeiteten mit james murphy (lcd soundsystem) unter dem projektnamen despacio zusammen und hosteten auf beats 1 ihre eigene radiosendung 2x2 - nicht zu vergessen die innovativen remixe für acts wie warpaint. tame impala. metronomy. arcade fire. daft punk. gossip. hot chip. mgmt und viele mehr.
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.
for its third release. here to hell welcomes melbourne (via adelaide) veteran. rambl. and his incredible groover “doss”. this third release on the label happened purely by surprise. and what a discovery! the track itself is no accident. but the signing took place after a chance encounter. richard campbell aka rambl. who is one of melbourne’s best and most consistent djs since the last two decades. had developed a small cult following of viewers via facebook. where he had been providing live video coverage of australia’s wild weather in a kind of comedy-weatherman format. once these updates caught our attention. the magical facebook algorithm placed all of his content at the top of our feed.
for the first release. antares label presents: “sunrise under the eyes ep”. produced by dubfound (moldova). known for its subtle and refined productions. with this new album. he offers his best vision from after-club. in side a we start with “sunrise under the eyes”. it carries a very delicate feeling. accompanied by a french voice. regarding side b. we find the remix by dani casarano. which takes you on a galactic journey. with soft sounds and analogical influences. dubfound in turn closes side b with “cruisin”. with an elastic groove. with subtle sounds. perfecting a very elegant and classy set.
emmanuel top has been releasing belter records ever since he first emerged in the early 90s. in recent times the paris based artist has done several heavy hitting singles with a number of respected labels. m10 is a special 2 track record that has two version of the sought after “festival suicide” record that popped up in many dj sets over the last year. while the closing night mix (a-side) is a gloomy. yet staggering work of low-down techno. the opening night mix (b-side) is a based on a soaring lead sound that serves as the back bone of this anticipated 12”.
p.e.a.r.l. returns home with this brand new ep. after some exquisite releases in his very own falling ethics label it’s time for a new adventure in our label. sergio’s sound has a distinctive raw and dry appeal. focusing in sound sculpture and direct grooves. always pushing the edge of his equipment. using just the necessary elements. away from saturation and trendiness.
dilated pupils is a collective group of likeminded friends home-based in the netherlands. when forces are joined in one of their many studios each individual brings his own influences and styles to the table. together they share a distinct flavor in productions and raw one-take jam sessions created with the use of analogue machines and often recorded on tape. each of them have their own solo productions as well as other collaborations. but when united as dilated pupils they prefer to be known jointly as one entity with their own unique and distinguished sound. since 2014 the group has developed an interesting and widespread discography with releases on labels such as fear of flying. sol asylum. mode of expression. tabla. music is art. dorcas. make sense and mayak.
no moon blends electro. breaks. acid and uk bass into a forward-thinking club ep for the 7th release from berlin based collective. mechatronica.
opening with “sirens”. the a-side plunges straight into deep and breaky sub-domains. before sliding on to the brighter and melodic. but equally heavy workout. “bathtub dub”.
on the flip. electro and uk bass come together on gloomy tool “where am i”. before “acid ix” finishes off the record with a blissful. distorted acid frenzy for the floor.
for our fifth release we invited four of our favorite producers to take turns in remixing ken karter’s latest ep on our label. stanislav tolkachev. inland. alfredo mazzilli and array access all managed to apply their own characteristic sound. resulting in a remix ep that could not be more versatile.