2lp , full sleeve, as always with hell yeah, the next release comes from an artist label boss marco fell utterly in love with before forming a close musical relationship. his name is calm, and this summer he releases his eighth studio album, by your side. it is an effortlessly evocative long player and magical ten track trip into soothing sonic waters, glistening harmonies and horizontal rhythms. calm is legendary japanese artist fukagawa kiyotaka, someone who has been making deep house, ambient and downtempo grooves since the late nighties, and always teasing spine tingling emotions out of his machines. his last album—2015 s from my window—cast a real spell on marco and encouraged him to reach out. the pair eventually hooked up in tokyo and found real musical kinship while playing records together.
the spiritual and uplifting music of clifford white is highlighted with two of his most sought after songs, taken from his 1989 album the lifespring, and presented here in a special extended 12inch for the first time. starting in music production at just 15, white could be described as a protegee, however his take is that they were part of a music journey that continues today. with a centre found in electronic music and spirituality, his progress, from simple home use 4-track stereo to working in professional 16-tracks studios was swift, but matched by a deeper appreciation, greater confidence and wider palette of music styles
edizioni mondo as a label, has the goal to produce music that is descriptive of concepts, images and environments. inspired by library music, a genre frequently used as theme or background music in radio, film and television in that very same period, the name mondo has its roots in mondo movies, an italian movie genre born in the 60’s. mondo movies are characterized by documentary-like content that addresses several topics from around the world (mondo). numero nove comes courtesy of rotla. also known as mario pierro and raiders of the lost arp, waves is his third contribution to edizioni mondo. downtempo, trippy, playful and pardon us, balearic, its the soundtrack to the fading summer or the one starting somewhere else in this universe. accompanied by remix works from label head l.u.c.a. and balearic (again!) mastermind mark barrott with his sketches form an island healing hands, its the most balearic (threes a charm) record you will hear this side of the summer (wherever you are).
after a seven year hiatus, sam grawe aka hatchback returns with his third album for lo recordings, ‘year of the dragon’. the final installment in his ‘california cosmic sound series trilogy, following ‘colors of the sun’ and ‘zeus & apollo’, ‘year of the dragon’ continues grawe’s personal exploration of the vast horizons of electronica, prog-rock, balearic rhythms and new age atmospheres.
the vinyl lp is housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a code for free download of the full album with 2 bonus tracks.
houses in motion returns after a short hiatus with him005. a five track solo mission from him’s newest family member and melbourne mainstay, ryan berkeley. ushering you down the glistening nebulas of the milky way, smack bang into the middle of his much-anticipated first ep.
tired of reading the words ‘classic’, ‘masterpiece’, ‘missing link’, ‘cult’, ‘seminal’ in every press release? just trust us on this one: this is the real deal. we have no choice but to use those words and urge you to (re)discover one of the ultimate afro disco lost classics. if you’ve never heard it, thank god. if you’re one of the very few connoisseurs who have, get to experience it in a carefully remastered version.
the fantastic new single from okinawa delays feat. the delightful vocals of satoko ishimine is a cover version of the neil young/ nicolette larson classic. limited first edition twelve inch on light blue transparent vinyl & comes with fine selection of remixes from phil mison, psychmagik & willie graf & darren eboli. okinawa delays consists of the talented producer takeo toyama aka dj mizuki and the singer satoko ishimine. takeo met satoko almost five years ago when he hosted a party on irabu island that is a one of the distant islands of okinawa. we basically thought to make something like aor tracks like dusty springfield or fleetwood mac instead of city pop, also satoko likes that song, so we decided to go for it and im very pleased with the result.
9 months of gestation that ignites in 7 titles of contemplative pop, hovering funk, cosmic soul built all this: the jazz fusion of soft machine, the krautrock of the wizards of can, the irresistible languor of italian crooners (toto cutugno and lucio battisti in the lead) as the soundtracks, so sensual, composed by pino donnagio for brian de palma... but if antoine kogut makes this references his own, it is because he considers each of the titles of sphere of existence as «songs, not tracks». with his deep voice he has the ambition to tell us a story through them: his own, and that of the world in which we live with as a guiding idea that all phillip k. dicks predictions have come true today. which ones? youll have to look in the multiple circles assembled by antoine kogut to compose sphere of existence.
dropping just three eps between 1982 and 1987, takenoko were a true enigma in the heady rush of french new wave. this group from bordeaux hit all the right notes, fusing choppy indie instrumentation with punchy synth lines and angular vocals - in a parallel universe they could have been huge. emotional rescue have done the right thing in bringing together their three eps for this definitive introduction to a rare and righteous slice of underground arcana. whether it s the breezy pop stylings of -elle a tokyo- or the slow, stomping funk of -trans amor express,- takenoko are a joy to listen to for any new wave devote
antoine harispurus was raised by a robot called v.i.c.t.o.r. the robot took care of little antoine and early on he gave him music lessons and also the right equipment, for example a roland 808. robotic, mechanical precision became significant for antoines music and soon he left the safety of his mothers toy store for the huge european club scene under his new pseudonym golden bug.
this year he releases two songs as a 7 inch vinyl and in digital format on hoga nord rekords. the a-side, “viaje a tenderloin” sounds like the inside of an east german military liaison in 1975 where the tabulating machines haven’t had service since the raise of the berlin wall. on the b-side “hitodoma”, guest vocalist jessica ho plays with her voice in a bubbly way above golden bugs characteristic metallic, world music influenced sounds and beats. the music would fit perfectly in a vast alien mountain landscape.
in conclusion, the music on this 7 inch is the sound of human and robot in close symbiosis - golden bug is music by robot and human for robot and human.
nach einer siebenjährigen auszeit meldet sich us-produzent sam grawe aka hatchback mit seinem dritten longplayer year of the dragon- auf lo recordings zurück und dringt in neue horizonte aus electronica, prog-rock, balearischen rhythmen und new age-atmosphären vor. das album komplettiert nach colors of the sun und zeus & apollo- seine california cosmic sound series trilogie.
sonnys plastic worlds ep illustrates the diversity of his production. he seamlessly mixes dream house sounds with moody vocal elements. the opener be 4 me is made for a grand space. on a2 the eponymous track plastic worlds is a journey into balearic sounds, perfectly arriving in time for warm summer days. kropssprog elegantly references the masters of italian dream house, with deep atmospheric soundscapes. desert days is a moody crossover into electronic pop music, featuring his own vocals.
label soviett presents new vinyl release plastinka 2. the release includes deep house track from japanese producer satoshi fumi and three tracks from russian producers: balearic house track from ivan starzev disco house track from iner and beach disco track from evneniy svalov.
quality late-night balearic grooves, erotic soundtracks and slow disco reworks is what you can expect from this this new label on the map. for the first release, holdtight provides us with a hedonist four tracker : his personal retake of agawa s -l.a nights- on a1, a sensual love anthems on a2 with - my love don t come easy-, a tropical infused retake of baltimore on b1 and an underground french disco-boogie gems. it s the perfect companion for a tasty selection and happy diggers. don t sleep on this one.
shane cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from cape town, south africa. he is part of the new wave of young voices in the south african jazz scene. a prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he also involved in south africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias card on spokes. features shabaka hutchings ( a.r.e project., sons of kemet and shabaka and the ancestors) amongst other fine players. big tip!
recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line, takashi kokubo s balearic gem a dream sails out to sea gets first ever official release from lag records, complete with previously unheard music. originally only available as a sought-after promo by the name of get at the wave, takashi kokubo s mini-masterpiece of halcyon mastery finally re-emerges for the first time since 1987 with a remastered vinyl edition courtesy of uk label lag records.
a year after his debut outing on the label, max essa makes a welcome return to hell yeah with the han zon roc ep, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. essa is of course the long time uk talent who has become a part of the balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like aficionado, music for dreams, and his own jansen jardin. this is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea. opener han zon roc (midori coup) is an epic 12inch minute adventure that slowly awakens your spirit with new age guitar plucks and heavenly ambience before organic drums slowly being to drift into earshot. they grow ever larger as synths start to spray about the mix, hand drums pitter patter and big chords bring the soul-shine. its like the soundtrack to an afternoon boat party all condensed into one brilliant cut. how you showed me everything then gets super chill with lazy drum tumbles, bendy guitar lines and scattered hits. withering cosmic chords colour the airwaves and its a track that will slow your heartbeat to nothing. last of all, rain birds alfalfa jam is a analogue drum work out with early 90s hip hop influences and diving basslines. it s light and airy, nimble and playful and of course filled with the sort of tropical rays that make all of essa works so brilliantly escapist.
BARRYS K/TUESDAY CLUB (FEAT MUSHROOMS PROJECT MIXES)
12" Vinyl UK14.09.18
craig christon and bonar bradberry team up as before christ for this essential slice of brooding party fuel, leading in with the trippy, otherworldly tones of barry s k. from the grinding pulse of the analogue bassline to the mystical keys, it s the consummate astral traveler for djs exploring the outer realms of the dancefloor. mushroom project gently rub more spaced out elements into the original, injecting a little light and letting the hits linger for longer in the ample space of their killer version. tuesday club finds before christ turning to a more sharp-edged rhythmic palette without losing the hypnotic qualities of their sound, before mushroom project return to lay down a rubbery 303 bassline that fits right in amongst the raw drum hits and dense fx processing.
it was 2010 when massimiliano pagliara and discodromo got together and started working on costellazione k78. it s finally time to reveal this piece of italo-cosmic beauty landing on cocktail d amore music. the spaceship starts off and a vocoder announces the destination. in the middle of the track there is an interference. is that a hole? oh right they are out of it! going higher, higher, higher through space-time. b side is taken by a dub version where drums play the main role. everything is condensing together, it feels like connection is lost, but the bass line comes in and takes control. destination reached, time to celebrate. thank you guys for the efxapella, we ll all do good use of it. greetings from planet earth!
bar records is the lovechild of bar rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. bar records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is bar. we are excited to announce the first release with french label owner of macadam mambo, sacha mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local fader (from borneo). he created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
articulat is the (new) artist name of ovidiu stanciu, a romanian dj/producer living in rotterdam. under the moniker manikin, he worked on several concept albums with titles like popular mechanics, taxim and grandma s attic revival over the last couple of years. while selecting tracks for this debut ep it felt like curating a best of , and we chose to put three thriving and pounding slow-beat bangers on the a side, and to show more of articulat s versatile style on the b-side. expect experimental electronic songs inspired by themes like steampunk and romanian folklore, very precisely engineered to experience storytelling in the most physical way.
2018 repress .. emotional rescue and woo once again come together, this time to reissue their masterpiece, the previously cassette-only album into the heart of love. a joyous, uplifting ode to love in all its forms, the trials and tribulations and ultimately the triumphs are all encapsulted in woo s unique soundscapes. of all the myriad of released and unreleased woo recordings, into the heart of love is without a doubt their most complete and cohesive body of work. full of woos quirky analogue dub electronics, there is also a very english sense of folk. with more vocals then their other albums, the structure and softness of mood quintessentially comes from the mother isle.
high class quality! 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, ohne beschnittene ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
high class quality! 20x 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, ohne beschnittene ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
high class quality! 100x 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, ohne beschnittene ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
high class quality! 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, mit vier beschnittenen ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
high class quality! 20x 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, mit vier beschnittenen ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
high class quality! 100x 12inch schallplatteninnentasche (lp) aus cremefarbenem premiumpapier, papier ist aus ungebleichten zellstoffen, säurefrei, ohne aufheller und recyclinganteil, papiergewicht: 110 gramm pro quadratmeter, mit vier beschnittenen ecken, mit innenfutter aus antistatischer folie, mit verlängerter hinterer lippe zum einfachen Öffnen, size: 301/304 x 309 mm
portuguese multi-instrumentalist sair and american vocalist and boogie producer adam chini are known for their respected releases on the most go-to boogie labels of the moment, like omega supreme, star creature universal and hobo camp. they ve now teamed up to deliver 2 stunning slices of modern synthy soul on boogie café s neon sister label. with adam s dope vocals on the a and the sairs jazzy instrumental on the flip… this is already getting early support from headz worldwide. dj support: liquid pegasus, razor n tape, danny spence / austin boogie crew (abc records), andrew morgan (ppu recordings / ear cave), boogie80, marcia carr (mi-soul radio), dennis probert (ghetto disco/ liverpool disco festival), natasha kitty katt probert (suncenbeat/ghetto disco/ liverpool disco festival), e.live (elivity), pepe hausius (born to shine), paul conroy (soul train radio), mike vitti (mi-soul radio), deli gee (the touch), vex kiddy (royale athlete, germany), yam who (ism/midnight riot), gwizski (omega supreme records), dave jarvis (love vinyl), teddy mike (neon finger), feel the real soundsystem.
albrecht la brooy s analogue attic imprint welcomes citizen maze onto its roster with the four-track serenity in the woods ep. australian duo albrecht la brooy have been steadily carving out a name for themselves over the past few years with their jazz-inflected take on deep house via the likes of apollo/r&s, night tide and of course their own analogue attic imprint which has become a home for their own output as well as fellow australian artists like sleep d, rings around saturn and more. here though we see the label offer up the inaugural ep from melbourne s adam mccoy aka citizen maze. leading on the package is the ten-minute natural playgroun , embracing the labels signature field recording background aesthetic whilst stirring in organic drum grooves, fluttering pads and jazzy sax licks throughout. glade hollow follows with bumpy, off-kilter drums and ethereal chords at its core whilst horn lines and twinkling synth melodies wander across its eight-minute duration. moonlight sanctuary opens the flip-side, edging into darker territories with murky dubbed out synth flourishes, robust drums and tension building strings before title-track serenity in the woods rounds out the package, laying focus on a snaking sub bass groove, metallic percussive shuffles and expansive atmospherics.
the debut album of this young french producer is a sonic kaleidoscope ranging from laid back grooves and soundscapes to massive basslines and uplifting synths for your dancefloor pleasure. it reflects a time span of three years while he was traveling the world and meeting the right people at the right time. these ten tracks are like a postcard series of ideal moments he lived during that time. for the vinyl heads we compiled a four track ep as outlined here, including an edit by label honcho noema. the best thing, we got you covered! the vinyl edition comes with a download code for the complete album to enjoy this trip in its full length.
poolside began as a recording project in a converted los angeles backyard pool house in early 2011, producing sunny tracks of subaquatic indie dance music in this makeshift recording studio. surfacing first in the form of a youtube video for the catchy track do you believe? poolside were soon gaining local and national attention, with djs like james murphy of lcd soundsystem, techno legend derrick may, and disco don todd terje spinning these tracks at events and a growing online following. throughout 2011 poolside continued making waves with a sound called daytime disco through tracks like their cover of neil youngs harvest moon and original tunes. in 2012 poolside worked on a remix for longtime disco punks the rapture and held fans over with a new single and video for a song called slow down as they prepared to release their debut album. that album, pacific standard time, was self-released in july of 2012. after the albums release, remixes for artists like matthew dear, little dragon and fools gold soon followed, as well as rehearsing and touring with a live band and doing dj sets around the world. as thoughts turned to a second album, poolside went on ice for a year to regroup, beginning to work in earnest on another album in the fall of 2016. while still revolving around the sunny, laid-back disco sound of pst, these sessions yielded the additions of up-tempo dance songs and more guitars, and generally more fleshed-out arrangements. poolside surprise released their second album heat in 2017. poolside have over 1.5 million monthly listeners on spotify and have fans all over the world. they are currently on tour as a live band.
the long now is a duo featuring richard norris and finnur bjarnason, with special guests. they mix piano, voice, string section and electronics with the sound of the icelandic breeze. the music sits within the post ambient, electronic, contemporary classical genre, with a strong sense of landscape, mood and melody. richard norris one half of the grid, alongside soft cells dave ball, one half of beyond the wizards sleeve with erol alkan… richard norris has a thing about working as a duo.
last years (2017) edition of convenanza festival featured swedish band fontan, who have released material on hoga nord rekords, and that set the ground for a collaboration between the record label and one of the most interesting festivals around. the joint forces has resulted in the compilation album convenanza 2018 containing this years (2018) acts.
12 months after the debut album of piotr bejnar was released, we achieved gathering 4 remixes from this album. piotr turned to the artists he most admired and who stated for him as great authorities. the record starts with a beautiful remix of the song “bagieta” made by ada from pampa records. second song on is a dance version of the “jellyfish” song made by piotr bejnar himself. the third artist on the records is piotr’s authority frivolous. to this one piotr’s stood up to since childhood as a long-term fan of frivolous, buying his albums and tracking his path. and now as for the crowning of the record - stands an artist closely related to otake records - kalipo.
too smooth christ returns to supergenius records and widens his singular approach to introspective dance music to new musical horizons. infinite fall dmz is a slow house jam built around a hypnotic and endless fm pattern and a strong chorus bass, emphasized by a myriad of shiny bittersweet 101 sparks. pheqs125, originally made for tsc current live act, triggered such keen reactions in clubs that we decided to cut it down. its an acidish banger, elaborated around a 303 pattern, a rave detuned bassline and a b-more breakbeat, tickled by synthetic voices. with its rainforest chords and melodies and its muffled breakbeat, the eponymous track with you in mind is a love declaration between balearic house and old-school jungle / idm. etoile closes the ep with its uk bass vibe, a combination of tribal drum patterns and a grime beat and narrative bassline which will attract you in some mysterious caverns where the magic monsters hide.
underground dance music from indonesia, for lovers of those sensual sounds and new era funk. struggling to get by in the luscious capital of west java, bandungs munir found a home in the rhythm of the citys funk.
topia records uncovers the work of alex kassian the kyoto born berlin based producer and dj whose work as opal sunn and al kassian has been turning heads and shifting feet in recent times. over the last decade kassian hosted word of mouth dances in london and berlin where he gained a reputation as one of europe s most promising artists. kassian s recent output has been primarily composing scores for contemporary dance and theatre in berlin, an approach he brings here to this 6 track ep hidden tropics . kassian inspired by other utopia records artists such as lars bartkuhn and vangelis katsoulis delves deeper into his compositional scope for a sound that joins the dots between ambient, world music to spiritual house in parts inspired by his homeland of japan as heard on bells of ukyo and the 80 s sakamoto-esque olson waters . the title track is a breakthrough in contemporary house music, sure to be picked up on by the tastemakers from new york to johannesburg to berlin to amsterdam to tokyo and beyond. cover image of tsuwaono sagimai by makoto furukawa, shimane, japan.
LOST TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE OFF-WORLD TERRITORIES (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK27.08.18
that summer i developed somewhat of an obsession with tonto’s expanding head band after having seen them perform at the big chill festival that year. the music blew my mind. later upon my return to civilisation and the ensuing research which then began in earnest i became as much blown away by the enormous t.o.n.t.o. (the original new timbral orchestra) modular synthesizer that had created the music as i was by the music itself. built in the early 70s, it s still the largest synthesizer around today. with the live show still resonating in my head i tracked down everything tonto had ever recorded. one of these tracks was an obscure outtake from the time t.o.n.t.o.’s creators, malcolm cecil and robert margouleff, were producing and engineering for stevie wonder in the ‘70s(https://youtu.be/wuaszff7yq0). the track, bittersweet, only ever appeared on a highly limited self-released cd put together to coincide with their appearance at the big chill. consequently i featured it on a few mixes i did over the years and invariably i’d be asked “what’s that track?” by those with an ear for something unique. and invariably these same people, many of them djs, would turn away disgruntled when i informed them it was cd only. although i didn t know it at the time, the seed was definitely sown for this vinyl compilation that you now hold in your hands.
this release is individually 200 hand-numbered limited edition cassette (100 pink and 100 smoke transparent) with a sort of greatest hits of (almost) all archeo releases (ar001-ar011) + an unreleased bonus track from roberto aglieri (ticino parte 4 il merlo), celebrating 3 years of the label, from 2014 to 2017 selected with love by manu archeo (ar001c). archeo recordings is a reissue record label that regenerates old, lost, obscure and forgotten rare gems of predominantly italian music but also all over the world of the 70s, 80s and 90s. all outputs are licensed by the artists and the vintage labels, audio tracks are remastered in their original form the sleeves and center labels are graphically recreated for today but all based on the original images. archeo would like to make the music available to a wider audience of collectors, djs, music lovers of a forgotten time. all releases are hand-numbered limited edition vinyl. the first copies of each release are pressed in coloured vinyls.
delicate wash presents its second fine selection of gentle cuts. this time it will take you on a 80 s electronic funk adventure filled with analog drum machines and sharp synth leads. all four tracks are fresh, perky, futuristic, and thrilling. add this jewel to your collection.
a year from its inception, artesian sounds proudly presents ars002: a debut ep from emre can swim introducing his unique brand of dubby, atmospheric low-bpm house music.
envisioned as a visit to a distant island, the ep opens with ‘another shake’, greeting you as you come ashore with a warm and tranquil mood. with ‘golfclap’, you venture deeper into the mainland, the rainforest thickens and tribal dance ensues. flip the record and things wind back down with hazy after-hours groover ‘slide in deep’. finally, aleksandir makes it a family affair and joins the expedition with a remix, packed with juno melodies and and rhodes-tinged broken beats.
max essa - lanterns is a brand-new artist album from the japanese based producer & dj and his first release on copenhagens music for dreams label. tranquility, alone in a taxi riding through empty streets, neon fades into sunrise. a refuge from the disorientating energy of the night. the sleeper train to izumo. an okinawan beach at dusk.
reissue of this early 90s czechoslovakian balearic style oddity. tip! jindrich parma originally created this record as a studio project on his own parma productions label in 91. the release was the debut of the musician karya , and although the singer has become fairly prolific, muz ze skla (the man of glass) remains an anomalous release in her catalogue. in fact, the song never actually featured the singer we know as karya today, and was solely the experiment of jindř,,ich and company. with a balearic house sound that never really had a parallel in the country, this remains a truly unique czechoslovakian record. reissued for the first time on a 12inch.
TUSK WAX TWENTY SEVEN (FEAT ZOMBIES IN MIAMI REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK02.08.18
milanese pair francesco mingrino and marcello carozzi have already asserted themselves in the field of adventurous disco experimentation via two sterling outings on the highly rated bordello a parigi, and now they prove their calibre once again with an ep on the ever-vital tusk wax. there s a delicate tone to younger than me on this record, from the heartstring tugging melodics of easy rolling acid throbber -mubai garden tea- to the subtle synth pop touches of -arizona dream.- -manchester s teen- is a tougher affair with the kind of slow filter sweeping lead hook that rave dreams are made of, while -near to bali- finishes the ep on an ominous beatless note. zombies in miami turn in a remix of -mubai garden tea- that maintains the romantic mood of the original while injecting a little more dancefloor heat into its bones.
summer mode on. balearic 4, compiled by breese, is the soundtrack for summer, brim-full of beach-ready tunes that truly reflect ibizas chilled musical spirit. featuring two album exclusives: on-u sounds cosmic fla-menco dub of los twangueros and a breese remix of robot 84 that brings spanish guitars firmly to the fore. digital exclusives too, quinn lukes different aspirations offers i-know-this familiarity, emerson kitamura covers 70s classic rock your baby in lullaby style, while max manettis changuinola winks back towards the happy mondays circa 1989. other highlights include gallos faron - currently proving the sunset bomb with ibiza djs j-walks modern remake of mazes twilight fuga rontos rework of kay zees barny as a modern-day down-tempo beauty, plus joe morris skies reprise, which carries the mood dreamily off into the night. a dozen true pearlers, each one confident and ready to take their place amongst any quality collection.
björn torske, gottvater der norwegischen cosmic-disco-bewegung und maßgeblicher einfluss für künstler wie prins thomas, lindström und todd terje, begeht das 20-jährige jubiläum seiner solokarriere mit byen, seinem fünften soloalbum. aufgenommen in seinem studio im nordischen bergen, verbindet der veteran auf byen- die beiden prägenden seiten seines musikalischen schaffens, einladende, clubby house music und erhaben-pastorale ambience. insbesondere der 8-minütige Überflieger clean air zeichnet sich durch himmlische synths und knackige backbeats über einer warmen, einladenden bassline aus.
killer, cosmic leaning german funk-rock moves here on the repress tip courtesy of epsilon, a 4 piece from marburg, just north of frankfurt. that kind of grooved out, downtempo dusted glam type of gear that one might hear dj harvey play at wrong o clock in the morning, or something that loda might flip into mid-set that would have everyone scratching their head in disbelief. one of a handful of cool jams the epsilon guys cranked out, remastered and repressed on a lovely, handy 45. sounds heavy. essential listening for those of a more left-field disposition. dig it.
a brand new original soundtrack from nicolas godin (one half of the french iconic duo air) which he composed for the 2nd season of au service de la france (in english a very secret service), a tv series produced by arte following the adventures of different spies during the 60s and which will be released on netflix
it was said that the craft was so large that one could walk for days without touching a wall. that instead of the glowlights above, there was only one, and somehow it split into the many we have today. and in the floor of the ship, there were rushes of water, hallways so to speak, that entire men could float down. and so they did.
depth over distance is bringing new talent to the limelight with its second release. a collection of cosmic grooves spanning 5 original tracks conjured by young bristolian mcgregor.
going from solid crunchy house grooves (light years from you) and an ethereal mix of breaks, pads and crisp percussion (reality) on one side of the vinyl, to a more extrapolated back side: wanna e, with its unexpected groove and drops, ready to tear up an unsuspecting dancefloor, closer feeling like a timeless breakbeat classic and with 1997 (vocal mix) forming an elegant, emotional last note of the ep.
during the eighties it was possible to observe an italian fascination with the mysterious far east. this can be found across art, design and music in italy during this time, in subtle or obvious ways. specifically there are italo-disco records that proudly show this influence, some of the best known being: fun fun – -living in japan-, koto – -chinese revenge- and city-o – -rose of tokyo-.
following in this theme is fancy – -null null-. not to be confused with the famous euro-disco artist behind -slice me nice-, this fancy is a one-off project from italo-disco icon raffaele fiume, the artist and voice behind many great italo-disco hits, such as: helicon – -you ... see-, malcom & the bad girls – -shoot me- and ralph river band – -strange vibration-.
adding to the original tracks of the 1982 release is a totally ecstatic and powerful remix from betonkust: one of the most talented and exciting dutch producers of recent years. also included is an instrumental edit from hysteric, for those who find the unique vocals challenging.
coming out in late july from the man who brought you e ruscha v s -who are you- to great acclaim earlier this year is secret circuit s 2nd ep for invisible inc, the cryptically titled -out of body interiors-. featuring four exclusive new tracks of the acid drenched, dubbed out, tropical disco variety mr ruscha, as always, delivers a sonic palette you won t find on many other imprints: from the turbo-charged homage to early 90s bleep meets indie rave euphoria of stomping ground, through the chugging, motorik groove of crazy ways which sounds like it s blasting out full volume from a smoke-filled space patrol hovercar gone rogue then flipping over to side b and waking up in mali, andromeda in a haze of syncopated percussion, other-worldly guitar licks and a billion new synthetically generated sounds that you may strongly suspect you just imagined.....to finally the feather drop which brings entirely new meaning to the word deep and which fires technicolour sounds of profoundly immense variety at the synapses at a rate of knots not many other producers can keep up with as all the while the bass holds court and keeps things deep rooted and dub heavy. secret circuit (aka eddie ruscha v) has had a plethora of releases on an equally expansive plethora of labels under such names as the parels (lal lal lal), blasé (esp institute), food of the gods/laughing light of plenty (whatever we want), odd numbers ( no label), shadow kids (el diablo s social club) and of course as secret circuit (beats in space, emotional response and invisible, inc.)
nz import. 12inch with printed deluxe sleeve, plus lovely 2 sided full size photo inserfor its second release, strangelove resurrects two cuts from the australian cult synth pop duo, arvos, much-mythologised 1984 album luna. having spent time in europe and with heads & hearts full of the continents synth-pop movements, deborah gray and roy nicolson each returned down-under to discover a doggedly rock orientated landscape. finding solace in roys studio and inspired by their musical o.e.s, the arvo concept was formed and an album took shape. a glamorous visual/electronic opus, major label misjudgment and local bewilderment left luna to unjustly slip under the radar. rescued here, bikini channels an ipanema electronic vibe, nostalgically recalling antipodean beach culture while the synthetic undercurrents of so deep reflect on the nature of our dreams. also presented is a reimagined so deep instrumental from australias synth pop scholar-in-chief hysteric, while french m.o.t.m. shelter tailors bikini into an excursion version.
having produced a wealth of some of the most lovingly referential and consistent music of recent times, the tracks making up palta og ti på den tolvte Ø are slightly harder to pin down to exact genre markers. each song is busy yet never overcrowded with elements, building concise and playful grooves which if forced we would say positions them somewhere in the ambient space between jazzy-improv-house and dubby, hypnotic electronics. that s as absolute in adjectives as we would ever care to be... expertly crafted both technically and musically, we are more than excited to be able to present this to you as our fifth installment.
on ultra satans second 7inch release on hoga nord rekords, the band is developing a new genre and concept: “freedom rock”, which is also the title on one of the tracks. “freedom rock” is a step beyond world music which would be the wrong label when ultra satan sounds too spaced out and out of this world.
on the second track “anti clock”, ultra satan hit strikes against the hysterical swedish mortgage market, how safety destroys creativity and also against the worthless tokens of appreciation you receive from our corrupt and ultra capitalistic society.
ultra satan is like a space being, living alone in an enormously big and empty space station, orbiting our planet. with mathematical precision this genius creates music that effects us earthlings on a transcendental plane and shakes the foundation we lead or lives upon.
reissue of balearic gem spanglish movement from little known band hot pepper! originally released as a private pressing in 1978 and featuring famous drummer jesus munoz tilico, a giant musician who appeared on countless recordings and accompanied famous figures like paul mauriat and carl tjader among many others. four superb long tracks including the cosmic underground club classic ritual song. hot pepper was a studio project created by mexican drummer / producer /arranger jesus munoz tilico who in the late 70s decided to record an album in a disco-funk vein, helped by some of his friends who were top session musicians. “spanglish movement” was the result, written and produced by “tilico”, released in 1978 as a tiny private edition housed in a fabulous afro cover. being tilico an enormous drummer, you can expect here lots of heavy drums, congas and percussion, surrounded by crazy space synths, male-female vocals, latin horns, afro touches and occasional fuzz guitar.
bicycle ride takes you into lo-fi paradise. enjoy the subliminal vibe of mellow melodies arising out of that true vintage piano sound. sit back and experience the rhythms and pedal through your inner emotions. shook s music will take you into a true admiration for melody, rhythm, music in a carefree treadmill of life.
listening to the latest productions of shook is like watching a ghibli movie with compositions by joe hisaishi. while balancing in the twilight zone between awareness and epiphany you can feel the influences by many artistic and obscure composers and musicians, shook creates a personal form of electronic music. creating its own melodies on vintage synths, acoustic pianos and recording drum shots to build his rhythm patterns.
shook creates an easy-listening experience with a deep appreciation for melody, synths and piano s, touching the current lo-fi revival connected with producers such as nujabes. influenced by the wonderful creations like the -chrono trigger- video game soundtrack developed by music composer yasunori mitsuda. inspired by synthesizer pioneer isao tomita to 70 s and synth pop gurus yellow magic orchestra. become part of a surrealistic episode of yourself enabling you to safely meet your deepest memories.
“solidarity forever vol. iii” có,meme is the last chapter of this series, in which có,meme introduces new artwork, a new logotype and three various artists eps. “solidarity forever” is a motivator for our everyday actions, and a reminder of why we are doing what we do, “solidarity forever” is có,meme’s commitment to the reconstruction of underground culture. the last ep, volume 3, features music by rizu x (laredo, tx/nuevo laredo, mx), ana helder (rosario, argentina), aye aye (vaparaí,so, chile), christian s (cologne, germany) and katerina (helsinki / sofia). you will be able to hear texmex hardcore industrial, new german hot wave, psychedelic seaside dub, motivating rebel techno, and highly sensitive low tech jazz - here’s more utopian music against dystopian times. welcome to volume three
paramidas love on the rocks imprint readies its eighteenth release, in this, the year of our lord, 2018 - the latest instalment on the ever-evolving, hard-to-define label is a decidedly non-dancefloor oriented, melancholic/euphoric instrumental number from promising lon-don/lisbon producers elles & violet.
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers, juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean, vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
zum sommeranfang und der vorbereitung auf relax vol. 11 legen die jungs von soundcolours für alle vinyl & sonnenanbeter ein besonderes juwel auf. ob im club tropicana, auf balconia oder über kopfhörer im beachclub in der city... die songs auf the sunset sessions 2 funktionieren immer ... und besonders gut im sommer.
here it is ! the long-awaited new lp from former dubtribe soundsystem shaman sunshine jones far from basking in bay area bliss, sunshine has been busy redefining his organic approach to music making and sound synthesis into a rich and textured fresh take on the house blueprint - best realised in his elaborate & ever-evolving live shows. assembling these improvised pieces into a cohesive whole, that might well just be the best vinyl based representation off a full night out you re likely to hear this year. from the emotive opener to last year s anthemic fall in love, not in line closer, home represents the fluid but refined garden of sound that s grown from dubtribe s rich 90 s foundation. the artwork on this splendidly presented gatefold lp is a photograph of sunshine performing live at the garden party in san francisco by the holy mountain, the collage is done by sunshine and the design is by fernando_graphicos. accompanied by detailed track notes, with all equipment used to make the record alongside sonic schematic. man and machine aligned for total transcendence ! single gatefold lp
speed for lovers release debut album hot yoga emoji on society records / ubishi recordings originally from sheffield, liverpool & the forest of dean, the three lovers met in the network of little mesters music studios on john street in sheffield. initially engineering, producing and playing on each other s projects, they subsequently teamed up to form speed for lovers in 2010. the past eight years have been spent wearing out rave trainers, building studios in their attics and sheds, geeking out with sound on sound articles and faffing with tech. with two members who came and stayed and one who couldn t leave, hot yoga emoji is the band s ode to sheffield. field recordings of late nights out and early stumblings home link tracks together and place their moments of creation in the city. spurred on by sheffield s kabal nights and trips to the electric chair in mcr, hot yoga emoji mixes live drums and bass guitar with pocket sound generators, old synths and vocals to create an album of irresistible live dance music.! single vinyl lp
death to techno is a new, futuristic ep of >the white screen<, ever before into a world of ruff beats, dark electronics and analog effects. musical producer dori sadovnik, the sound genius from red axes, produced this ep at garzen studios, diving together with the whites into a new world of unknown pleasures and sins. a mind and body bender between techno rhythms and broken rock n roll tapes, between the dancefloor and a campfire, between darkness and light - the new recordings are asking big questions about past and future, vintage and electro, about the screen and about the white. death to techno, the main track that opens the record, is also treated in a wildly remix version of the red axes pair. the cover of the album hellenic plasticine party was created by multidisciplinary artist oren fisher, who has been accompanying the band since its inception. produced by: dori sadovnik musicians: stav ben shahar, drums noa ayali, chello liat raz, vocals nimrod goldfarb, contra bas shay landa organs
capofortuna is a duo made up of legendary bologna-based house maestro, dj rame and multi-instrumentalist ricky cardelli from rimini. perhaps our housiest release to date. crush on you is an ep of particularly sophisticated forward thinking dance music. with glorious live instrumentation and joyous arrangements this is the kind of record that is going to slip right into many dj s collections. don t sleep on this one.
the first in a series of compilations by jura soundsystem is a blend of dub, ambient, downtempo, boogie and proto house with a focus on music never before released on vinyl, sought after out of print titles and some special versions edited specifically for the album. . the intention with this project was to delve deeper into the reissue pond and unearth some lesser known tracks and artists. highlights include smackos (aka legowelt) ambient epic ‘we can watch alf in the hotel room’, never before released on vinyl, the dub / psych hybrid of minus group’s ‘black shadow’, kash’s sought after ‘percussion sundance’ and special edits of ken dang and tabou combo. the end of the album includes some soothing ambient tools.
limited to 250 copies, next up in tartelet’s limited-edition series is renaissance man n.o.t.e. with “night frames” – a compilation of barrel-aged sounds for the warm nights ahead. n.o.t.e. is a new project by an already established artist who might be of swiss or italian origin, depending on who’s asking. a seasoned sailor of musical waters, he enjoys jazz piano, fine wine and silk linens. though none of that matters. the first release under his new name could be described as a mini concept album where different routes are explored, bringing n.o.t.e.’s musical diversity and capabilities to light. starting with “falsa laudis,” n.o.t.e. takes the listener back to the 80s with clear references to italian boogie and jazz-funk of that era. the track is warm, fat and sparkly, and best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. following this is the title track “night frames” – a bruk-jazz escapade not shy of elaborate rhodes solos and filthy funk. the b-side opener moves further south: “obaleyako” is fueled by tropical energy, mixing african percussions with soft piano chords. it’s weird, mysterious and red hot! last but not least, n.o.t.e takes on the finest deep house sound with “en route,” where endless layered melodies and percussion form the farewell. this is an ultra limited-edition release of 250 copies (strictly no repress!), written and produced by n.o.t.e. and mixed at panalama studios in copenhagen on the neve 5088 shelford console for good measure. enjoy!
2017 saw the arrival of pin up club here at the bordello with a superb three tracker, friends of the vortex. now the dutch partnership are back. this time a quartet of tracks has been selected to produce the forever machine. the bold bars of friends of the vortex, the romantic rushes and soundtrack silhouettes are all present with new elements being introduced to further develop a truly unique style. breathy vocals and melancholy are countered by warm synthlines in the brooding -valis- before the lonesome -is there anybody out there?- blooms into a daringly bright work of disco dimensions. opening the flip is the title piece. smouldering, -the forever machine- burns with quivering chords that rise ever skyward on a column of tight rhythms as lyrics spiral ever upward. -a deepness in the sky- is a perfect illustration of pin up club s ability to transform burgeoning sombre sounds into tempered elation, rumbling strings and fragile percussion intermingling for a heady finale. welcome back to bordello a parigi guys, welcome back to pin up club.
party penthouse playboys a 4 track ep by billy ray de la haye and axis ces53 angelphase, both artists with over 25 years of musical expierience, this joint effort contains electronic vocoder funk, electro, italo boogie with a spark of techno added in the mix. inspired by sounds and instruments from the 80s and modern.
ddie c tunes up the red motorbike sound and cuts up two new sides of irresistible worldly jazz-funk into 7-inch monsters of groove-laden travel music for the open road hand - stamped, 7- vinyl only business
after releasing their yantar lp digitally last year, hell yeah now serve up a much anticipated vinyl version of richard somerville and craig wilson s perfectly horizontal sounds. it features two of the superb originals with remixes from the beat broker and los gatos escobar. somerville & wilson have appeared on ism records, dwdk (danny was a drag king), paper records and music for dreams and count the likes of tensnake and gerd janson as fans of their laidback and charming grooves, and this ep is a real slab of heat that will surely sizzle souls across the world this summer.
is it balearic? welcome the mellow charms of chris coco and camillo miranda to lay down an unusual paean to a prehistoric love with the truly breezy drifter dinosaur baby. while the tale might be a quirky one, the music is the real deal, all tumbling percussion locked into a slow, head-nodding groove, and this comes through even stronger on the 12inch dub. on the flip, rune lindbaek delivers a remix that fleshes the original out with laconic disco flourihes, and then luke solomons version injects a little housey energy into the make up with his usual flair for off-kilter party fuel.
NOTHING IS PERFECT (FEAT. ANDREW WEATHERALL & MIND FAIR REMIXES)
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500 hand-sprayed, recycled sleeve copies (each individual) - first come first served... field of dreams hark back to early 90 s cross-pollination / indie-dance sounds with a heavyweight proto prog banger, already causing much mayhem.
mind fair and sir andrew weatherall are drafted in to flesh out the beast within, and do so with aplomb...