new york based artist x-coast brings in the new year with an absolute smasher of an ep that ventures into high octane house, rave-infused jungle, turbo euphoria territory. big miz and tommy holohan heating things up on remix duties.
your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. your life is your life. know it while you have it. you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.
from da east is a various, mixing micro and break sounds, to house music. pressed in 500 copies and available in digital. you will find: cles & filip szostak, cheise & trecut, ylyes & sichuan and oden & fatzo
emerging producer patrick conway delivers the goods on the second ep to be released on art e-fax. e-fax002 is a selection of submerged breaks, dark and spectral bass grooves and washed out melodies all combining to make release that is as eerie as it is infectious. a producer who describes his influences as being -transcendental meditation, uk rave, sheffield bleep/warp records, carl craig circa the early 90s, silent servant, shabba ranks and joss sticks smoking out the studio-, it s not hard to hear the shadowy, dense smoke and heavy calm that unifies those inspirations.
repress .... 26 years after its initial release, in the lab ep by language receives a reissue via few & far between, a new imprint out of bristol. founder of few & far between, sam hall, makes the 1992 deep house record the figurehead of his new label, setting the scene for the forthcoming original releases and further reissues in 2018 and beyond. remastered and pressed from the original dats dug out by language members alex swift and mark lewis, in the lab receives a crisp new lease of life with a fresh pressing. swift and lewis have been working closely with few & far between throughout the entire process, digging out the treasure trove of quarter-century old dats that were knocking around in their respective homes. shocked by the sudden interest of music they made 26 years ago, they have both enthusiastically jumped on board for this reissue. in the early 90s swift and lewis crafted in the lab from the deep house sounds coming out of nyc that they were picking up in bristol’s record stores. for kids coming up in 90s south west, the sounds of new york in 1992 formed unverifiable ideas about what club spaces would have looked and sounded like. in the lab is the culmination of these fantasies, embellished with some distinctive “uk” broken beat tropes that were also flowing through bristol’s music scene at the time (and still are). few & far between has made in the lab the blueprint for its first year of releases. as language sought to recreate the influential sounds from a far off place, so too do the signees of few & far between, making references to genres nearly three decades old, in an attempt to bring them into the contemporary. for its time, in the lab is up there with the best produced deep house records of its year and, like the best of them, made on machines by kids attempting to imitate but instead coming up with something that unique and singular.
originally released on white house records. remastered from digital masters by robert macciochi with full restored cover done by myself. this ep should need no introduction to ravers as often cited as an anthem (whatever that means to you, to me that just means classic and good and still worth hearing any day again and again).
a reminiscence of the early 90 s, leftfield, uk electronica and breakbeats related. drifting, warm ambient atmosphere. comes with a -the ambientist- remix and a live version of „yours-, was played on the 24th of march 2018, berlin.
laik001 peers into the brain of young argentinian producer thin., revealing a universe of glitchy beats and etheral pads. on inspection they also find samuel padden, who has been piecing together oddities from this strange realm. for laikers only
another new name on the slow life catalogue, the californian turned berliner steve huerta. as the ep name suggest he delivers some fresh-loungy-break jams, plus a dancefloor killer featuring label’s own s.moriera.
one copy per customer! gene on earth continues his fine run, touching down on subsequent with a varied ep of machine phunk. ‘pk fire’ lays it down with a tight electro breaks jam whilst ‘thunderbird’ and ‘fore’ skip dreamily into 4/4 territory. the proto drum n’bass of ‘leisure suit’ rounds things off.
the prodigys seventh studio album, no tourists will be released on their take me to the hospital label via bmg. in a career approaching 30 unpredictable, uncompromising years, the prodigy have become that rare artist whose influence can be felt across all walks of life. continually defining (and re-defining) electronic music, the band have clocked up a staggering 6 number 1 albums, played to many millions around the world, and remain as relevant and respected as ever. though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is the prodigy s resolute focus on following their own path, their own way. this, perhaps, is the true meaning of no tourists , and in 2018 the anger, urgency, and irrepressible spirit of the prodigy has no doubt never been more needed
carlton doom has existed only in the shadows of a 27 year old’s delphian consciousness, until now. necrodancer ep emerges as deep sea frequency’s fourth and most audacious offering, a four track package of mutated breaks and scuzzy electro due 5th october 2018. charged forward by a riotous bass line, the title track brings together crystalline high end amidst dizzying drums. ‘pipepipepipe’ is a maximal dose of big room energy followed by ‘bad batch’, a messed up trip of broken beats and swollen bass. closing off the ep, choppy breaks take the lead on ‘rot’.
the prolific team from nantes is delivering its first label effort, bringing to light two complementary visions of dance music that matter equally in abstrack’s musical background. two ravy and breaky cuts by dj solange on the a side, flirting with minimalism while being obviously fit for the club floor. the balek band brings its instrumental and deviant grooves to the b side. serious slow dance madness!
DJ HAUS ENTERS THE UNKNOWN VOL.2 VINYL SAMPLER (3XLP)
3x12" Vinyl UK05.11.18
dj haus enters the unknown is a yearly compilation looking back at the last 12 months of uttu releases - some obvious highlights but emphasis on overlooked b sides too. it’s also an opportunity to work with friends outside of the uttu label by including exclusive collaborations and tracks from the uttu extended family. ahead of the full compilation release uttu present a triple vinyl edition of the exclusive tracks and collaborations featuring: legowelt, dj deeon, dj seinfeld, dj normal 4, marquis hawkes, dj boring & many more.
only ruins follows up its debut release with a diverse four-tracker from london based producer and sound designer unperson. onru002 is a versatile ep consisting of breaks, bleeps and drones. unperson exercises an assortment of unique sampling techniques to create spiralling atmospheres, pulsing percussive arrangements, otherworldly soundscapes and idiosyncratic tonal components.