italoconnection is back on bordello with a remix ep of the song humanize . which appeared on their critically acclaimed metropoli album in 2017. accompanied with the beautiful voice of francesca gastaldi an all-star team of producers got on remix duties. on top a bonus track with a new version of neon disco by the king of the cut!
phantasm is a new vinyl label and collaboration between amsterdam s sinchi collective and the much-admired night noise outlet. based in geneva. it kicks off with a strong ep from the soviet union aka richard baldwin. including classy remixes from sinchi themselves and in flagranti. baldwin has a signature style that is cinematic and synth heavy and has been formed over the last decade plus. a fine dj. experienced promoter and self-confessed addict of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. richard pulls his influences from early electronica. 80s film-scores. and shades of techno right up to the present day. this track was first written on a cold evening in december 2010 using a roland tr707 and jx8p synth. after collaborating with his songwriting partner the track was given a haunting vocal and released as the disappearance of becky sharp . while the original remained on baldwin s soundcloud and got id requests from all over the world. 7 years later it comes back to life in the form of its original instrumental. with a 2017 rework. plus remixes by sinchi and in flagranti.
this album is a 80’s movies musical trip.
start the journey to “mind enhanced waves” musical vision with this first volume and finish it with the second volume which will be released in 2018.
influenced by early progressive synth rock. hard rock guitars. and minimal electronical synthy ambient with heavy beats.
spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten californian duo morrison kincannon. rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter. norman morrison... with only a handful of sought-after private press 7” singles to their name. morrison kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. yet norman morrison and terry kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early ‘80s. desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. now. at last. their time has finally come.
luciano e valerio. giacomo e michele: odeon are the union of two couples of roman brothers who are not easily defined. take the mellow melodies of talk talk and the celestial guitar riffs of cocteau twins bound together with some heavy goblin-inspired bassline and youll be close to picturing odeons signature sound. drawing from ‘70 italian b-movies soundtracks. psychedelic rock and early 80s new wave. and combining analog synths. dreamy guitars. melancholy vocoder and drum machine-driven percussion. odeon put together a debut album that sounds fresh and classic at the same time. ethereal and mesmerizing. galaxies is the perfect soundtrack for a sonic journey through dying stars and forbidden planets.
toulouse zum zum zum cassaird dj. bright bibliothek. neu wave anthem. la kassette secrets. arrakis dubbing. demo-crazzzzy. emporer drumming. six killerbomben-experimentz. merci marine. bruits de la passion merci. vive la panzer peoples !!
the music of giuseppe leonardi moves through the brain in psychedelic and playful ways. young giuseppe prepared his shamanic amalgamation of percussion. athmosperes and synth patterns some summers ago in the catacombs of vienna. machine sounds from a glittering future. he shifts his instruments out of the timezone and takes us on a trip in his cosy dinghy. tracks like maga and invitro are moving the dancefloor towards a cosmic universe
new ambient / krautrock / weirdo / cretin project by half member of the pilotwings from lyon : louis e bola. in collaboration with musicians geddes hadden. arthur tempo. akino karma. sound of duty free & pierre mortimer-dubation. a mix in between christian morin - aquarella and berlin school artist conrad schnitzler.
good company records & motor works is proud to present gcr008. a custom soundtrack for their latest luxury offering. designed and built by local rev-head. james ireland and styled by the mysterious ginoli. from fine-tuned machine funk (wild hall) through blacktop beatdown (carma). dub this bespoke vinyl to cassette (with our compliments) and chart a course from the garage of your mind to the freeways of detroit. via the back streets of london. flip the sun visor for cannoli. ride slow to tek g. turn down the erstwhile. eponymous untitled while you look for the right address. then pull up alongside the newest models from your favourite marques. skrrrrrrt!
montreal-based outdoor enthusiast unknown mobile offers up his debut on normals welcome with this 12inch full of gentle hand drums and wavy melodies. percussion guides the way through levels of airy pads and catchy synth lines on 3 solo cuts. his dancefloor sensibilities then interlock with vancouver s amiable big zen for a spaced-out collaborative track on the b side.
growing bin burst into 2018 with a bang. crash and symbol splash. uniting a premier pair of per-cussion obsessives for a supernatural mission into the heart of the rhythm. dressed in the pitch black of dü.sseldorf stands wolf mü.ller. master of the tropical drums and seven time salon des amateur breakdance champion. repping cologne and berlin is niklas wandt. germany’s funkiest drummer and a mixed musical artist as adept in experimental jazz as demen- ted euro dance. standing toe to toe in a no holds barred. no drum unstruck groove contest. these two titans will make you swing your pants like a crash bandicoot victory dance... so stretch out and step in to ‚instrumentalmusik von der mitte der world
possession records proudly present the new album by soft riot. entitled -the outsider in the mirrors-. soft riot is the stylised musical alter-ego of jjd. canadian by birth and an ex-resident of london and sheffield. now based in glasgow (so not unfamiliar with sites of post-industrial decay!). with over twenty years of playing in various post-punk and synth-punk bands. he has been crafting the sound of soft riot since the early turn of the decade. releasing a slew of albums across a multitude of labels and touring obsessively around europe and beyond. with -the outsider in the mirrors-. his sixth full-length. he has found a new home for his sound on possession records. a fledgling glasgow imprint founded by jjd. claudia nova (aka hausfrau) and andy brown (ubre blanca). their aim is to bring together their pool of musical talents and provide a more permanent home for their future creative endeavours. whether it be music. video or otherwise and to experiment with what it is to be a -label- in the ever evolving 21st century. future projects and releases will see them getting a select group of their peers and friends involved in possession s focused vision. locally or from further afield.
isle of jura’s second longplayer reissue is an album from ingleton falls that touches upon ambient. dub. house and balearic styles and was originally released in 1991 as a limited run of 100 self distributed cassette tapes ingleton falls are andy hannam seymour and andy eardley from tyne and wear in newcastle. having come from a more traditional band background originally. ingleton falls was their electronic project and the result of a love of acts like dub syndicate. african headcharge. gary clail. the orb and the klf.
scott gilmore returns to international feel with another day. following on from his mini-masterpiece last year. the la musician confidently delivers four new tracks. combining elements of 70s underground psychedelia. kosmische. and library music his music? has the distinct air of something you might find in a dusty corner of someones garage (pitchfork).
cosmic handshakes sees the pairing of 2 extremely talented detroit natives - blair french & todd modes - who take elements of disco. techno. jazz. house. afrobeat. latin music. dub and electronics and filter them through their own unique view of dance music. steeped in soul. live instrumentation. sampling and analogous alchemical studio processes. french & modes give us an exhilarating and fresh take on the deepest smoked out. after hours sounds of the city of detroit. in the mist is the duo s second release. following on from 2013 s the delicate details . released on the m1 sessions imprint. the last 2-3 years has seen the pair individually release music on a plethora of varied and esteemed global labels such as fit sounds. claremont 56. rocksteady discos and more. we at gghq are very excited to finally share with the world what we feel is hands down one of our favourite releases yet. a compelling body of work from front to back. the tracks on in the mist work perfectly as a self contained home listener. or as we ve found. just as well on a darkened dancefloor. leaving the choice up to you. the listener.
during all my years as an active musician in different constellations i have also worked continuously with my own material. a kind of unrestricted flow of creativity that has given birth to a lot of different expressions. so listening to this album is a journey through many phases in my life. v.v.v.v.v is an album with a sound world like a kaleidoscope of moods and melodies flowing between silky kraut pop and distorted synths. claesons takes on his debut album out experiments desire and lets his kraut background form the basis and tops with modern electronic sound
milan s brioski returns to slow motion for his first sole record following his appearance on the italian dance wave compilation. onertolati is four tracks of tweaked-out disco madness. off-kilter rhythms and electronic brain flutters. it s kind of like being stuck inside a particularly sexy ecg machine. one of the heads and the dancers.
temperatures are dropping and we re all feeling the effects. bordello a parigi is letting the cold winds of the north swirl inside its doors with russia s volta cab bringing a fresh 2lp to the table. a spread of influences come together for the eleven tracks of rise again. take -emerald s phantasy-. a piece built on layers of percussion that blends elements of disco with notes of techno. -dark room- is a different affair. arctic chords are cut with electro and distant vocals for an unsettling treat. -kruger- stomps to a terse beat before lush pads bloom in a work that builds to dizzying peaks. warm blasts balance these colder moments. the rich grooves of -savage fury-. the floor filling funk of -board scandinavia- and the removed romance of -sweet exorcist- all show another shade to the volta cab sound and of course there s more. rise again is an audio collection of vibrant colours and hues. tracks pitch from icy blues to autumnal ambers and fiery reds. a musical kaleidoscope that stretches across a spectrum of styles.
this split lp compiles the output of two closely related bands from. as suggested by the title. the hot. humid and (at the time) socially isolated city of brisbane. australia – an unlikely location for synth-pop and new wave music during the 1980s. prod & the moonbaby were a high school duo experimenting with tape loops. cheap electronics and primitive sampling.. the result is certainly lo-fi. light-hearted and naive. but also charming and the music belies the young age of the musicians. ash in october was in many ways a logical progression of prod & the moonbaby and shared some of the same personnel. but also added some new wave influence through extra instrumentation and more serious. considered lyrics. most of these tracks have never been heard before outside a handful of self-distributed tapes and this compilation was compiled over several years by the artists in collaboration with hysteric and nick mariano (crispy nuggets).
KOSMORAMA DISCO VOL. 1 SOUNDS FROM AN IMAGINARY CLUB EP
12" Vinyl NL02.02.18
kosmoramadisco vol. 1 is the first of a series of compilations that kosmoramadisco label wants to release from this year to the near future. the vol. 1 shows a sampler of few of the first tracks produced by different electronic artists. the label presents a wide range of electronic styles all with a spaceship common ground. from italo to dark disco and slow mo all wrapped in club dancing format.
wow! super dynamische synthie getriebene nummer. wächst mit jedem play. „desert“ hat es nicht minder in sich: slo-mo disco für die nacht ohne ende. enzo elia vom gabba sound system wie vom anderen stern. das artwork wurde. wie bei allen compost disco 12”s – von benjamin röder (charlie. spectacle) design
its already been two years since leonardo martellis debut with the four-tracker menti singole. he has since been following the direction he took with this first release. at a rather slow path. releasing a lone and haunted mini-album. previsto. in the meantime. with menti singole vol.2. martelli establishes a picture of his music. an update of his aspirations in the feminine.
fruit merchant launches. straight outta northside mancunia and fresh with the city’s diy spirit - a brand new musical venture from hidden spheres.
for the inaugural release. regular to lobster theremin. rhythm section and distant hawaii. hidden spheres introduces the sonic flora of his enchanted new world by way of “wonders of the rainforest”. an ep that both details the multifaceted skills of one of mcr s most treasured recent upstarts whilst paying tribute to an environment that. although a million miles away from our concrete jungle. seems more relevant than ever due to the impending threat of climate change and our critical-level resource drain.
sonikku comes riding back into the lobster tropical gardens with a flurry of sparkling. arpeggiator-driven ambient jams featuring three extended reworks from nts regular mobbs.
sonikku’s originals apply a drier and skit-length pop approach to synth-based home listening. building a borderline-saccharine melodic base to each track then upping the sheen and the tropical & twinkling production. shots of balearic appear in earth temple. christmas jingles echo from the depths of diamond dust. while sky garden channels a more direct emotional palette of warm synthesizer heartbreak.
mobbs’ approach is to allow each track to breathe around it’s core strengths over a longer time frame. whilst enhancing and encouraging each element to make it’s space and time to enter the track. the shifts and swaying structures turn shorter synth ideas into fully blown journeys that become almost hypnotic by the end. a soft. dream-like ride into bliss.
if youre familiar with public release’s sibling. face. a series of parties. you’ll already know that jee day. né dennis mcnany. has been in the bay area label’s orbit for some time as half of the dfa act museum of love. he joined the inner circle years ago. here. with amot herga laxy. he makes his bold debut on public release itself. the single begins with “crocodile tears.” an abstract. impressionistic tapestry of african rhythms. meditative synth washes. vangelis-esque horns and pads. it recedes and jee day plunges deeper into the jungle with communication masterbation. a propulsive number built around a psychedelic. droney bass that’s wrapped with gritty. distorted effects and layers of topline keyboard licks stacked high. a raw club track cut from transcendentalist cloth thatll lift you off the dance floor. the b-side is a dub of communication masterbation. with an emphasis being placed on pulling out. unraveling. extending the rhythmic elements and emphasizing the electronic veil the piece is shrouded in. a trancey. menacing sprawl that could be an extended sonic youth live jam if they swapped their stringed instruments for roland and korg gear and dusted the whole thing in an unknown psychoactive slime.
will saul and tee mango continue the primitive trust ep series with their third release. little love ep is a blissful 3 track package featuring a floorplan remix. little love builds warm harmonies driven by syncopated bass grooves whilst tee mangos dub of tejon heads for the sun with radiant. shuffling chords. for the remix. floorplan delivers unrestrained rapture on a peak time roller full of cathartic vocal bursts.
your 5 day holiday is coming to a heartbreaking end on the magnifique isle of paradiso. as you wait on the pier for your last rendez vous with that special someone. your holiday romance is nowhere to be seen. all that’s left is the memory of shared cherry vanilla slushies. inflatable flamingo races. and the vibes…
these vibes have been conveniently pressed onto the latest slab of wax by your friends at childsplay to remedy your post summer-luv blues.
don’t let autumn get you down. get down to manuel instead.
a lot of bands are trying what the exorcist are doing. to make timeless. mind bending. dance music but they often fail in reaching all the way. the exorcist is the band that seem to exist in a dimension. much like ours but that lacks time as we know it. time is stretchable backwards and forward. and being in this dimension allows you to travel while. still staying in one place. call it time travel if you will or moving outside of time rather. the exorcist does this. also they reach our dimension.
“ii”. released on hoga nord rekords is dimension expanding and time dissolving music.
06am contains three turkish and one fake turkish edit. they sound quite traditional but they all have a psychedelic electronic or percussive edge which makes them worth stretching a bit. afrobot presents two edits of quite under the radar folky tracks. matt moroder delivered a pretty unknown sexy disco slow burner and the fourth track is an instrumental oriental sounding break beat rock track. which is actually from germany. like the mysterious potentiometer himself. hand stamped artwork by frank koedood.
most welcome to a world of handdrums and synthezisers. spacious present is the second release by mount analogue on sunken rock. a four track ep both suited for the livingroom and the evening at the club. wrapped up in a screenprinted cover for your delight.
it s been a while since marcello giordani last release. now the man who powerfully relaunch the italo sound in 2008 with the acclaimed blog italo deviance is back on the scene after 2 years of hard work and research into the deepest and obscure italo sound. this 6 tracks lp travel through again into the unique sound of the early 80 s italo disco built with spacey analog sounds. some cheesy atmospheres and a touch of primitive trance chords. marcello s taste is very clear and specific when we speak about electronic disco and this lp is totally inspired by artists like farina/rago. sangy. alexander robotnick. alessandro novaga. doris norton and also from his experience collecting and playing this shit during the last 20 years.
if you want to give a name to the style of this lp. call it -organic italo-.
this is the second release from athens isigude records and features 2 fresh. respectful mixes of the track “bar reckless”. the lyrics recall a dialogue between her and a monk whom she met at the bar and asked “what are you doing here old man? this is no place for a saint to be”. on remixing duties we have rising greek producer zaq who takes the greek folk epirotic rhythm deep into a truly aegean balearic beat on the a-side while on the flip side he brings some dubby acidic beats.
kalahari oyster cult proudly welcomes south italian cosmic rhythm label co-runner rhythm of paradise. features 3 version of the title track and a remix from the man cosmic garden! dive into the cosmic kalahari celebrating the amsterdam – bari connexion.
SPACE GLIDE/ WEREWOLF INVASION (7 INCH)(VINYL ONLY)
7" Vinyl UK22.01.18
eddie cs red motorbike rides again. space glide chops unheard wrong-tempo cosmic funk into a 4 minute mouthful of slippery dubwise underwater dancing while werewolf invasion takes us to an out-of-the-way leather disco in eastern europe by motorbike. only to find the club rammed with thirsty man-beasts half cosmonaut half wolf. another keeper. hand-stamped. 7inch vinyl only business
new and unknown sent in sound gets into the trendy spirit of selecting choice tracks and committing them to a 12 inch piece of wax. the tracks take on a sky ward direction on newly christened point loma (us). if you re one of the extinct deejays who play 8 hour plus sets. start your journey before spreading your wings on the next booking with doving on side a by benaji lattu. settle into the booth. hit the loo and sequence the next movement while the lengthy and heavenly track serves its purpose. a convocation for the ceremony ahead. while blessing the entering congregation. you ll have the perfect tune to bring the room back down gently to reality at night s end with skylover tea by tinopiras on side b. it s the fragrant sandalwood for the glowing sangha as it exits the guru temple also known as your party.
siegmar fricke describes his music as -dynamic dancable collage-pop with a 90s technoid tendency-. the music on this release is made by yamaha sampling- keyboards. yamaha multieffects. synthesizers and 60s magnetic tape recorder. recorded on a four-track tascam tape-machine. from 1987 – 1993 he produced twenty four cassette releases. some on his former label bestattungsinstitut and some on other tape-labels all around the globe. this vinyl is a fine selection of various tapes from 1988 – 1993 slightly edited for club use and remastered by berlin s masterchef kitaro from schnittstelle. heavy underground dancematerial for the first time on vinyl!!! comes with a strong extended dancefloor remix by manfredas.
carl gari is a group of three from munich: jonas yamer. till funke and jonas friedlich. they released their well received and idiosyncratic debut (npr mentioned it as one of the 50 best albums in 2016) on the trilogy tapes. for which they collaborated with egyptian singer and spoken word artist abdullah miniawy. for the second release on permanent vacation they perfected their unique blend of psychedelic ingredients. dubbed out drums. drony sounds and a general hazyness. the mystic chants of abdullah. who is also featured on two tracks. weave themselves into the bands lively sound texture. apart from that carl gari showcase the diversity of their analogue driven and melodic approach to electronic music through four beautifully detailed tracks.
mother of mars is the latest evolution of vito & druzzi. two new yorkers who have provided the 21st century with some of its most innovative dance music. the duo first came to fame as the rhythmic backbone of the rapture. nyc pioneers who found global fame with their angular post-punk and howling disco. since then vito & druzzi have had a prolific career as remixers and producers. producing leftfield disco killers for a range of labels including warp and throne of blood. seed 2 sky their first release as mother of mars sees the duo fuse live krautrock drums with pulsating synth loops. creating two epics of space and rhythm that owe a debt to 70s kosmische pioneers like tangerine dream.
just in time to warm up your winter. hell yeah revisit the peerless recent tsuki album from ambient and balearic masters tempelhof & gigi masin. two tracks from the album are included on this new package. as well as a remix from jex opolis. trancendental and dreamy drums characterise the new age corner song. which is the sound of laying back on a boat and bobbing up and down on gentle seas at sunrise. its organic and soothing to the max. the other original is flying man. a suspensory film that feels like floating amongst the clouds on a humid afternoon. wordless vocals add a heavenly feel to the lush and all encompassing chords and pads and nothing sounds sweeter than being lost in this one. it is corner song that gets remixed by good timin and running back man jex opolis. famous for his disco infused synth pop sound he is a master of his own musical world. his version is eight minutes of laid-back tropicalia. slowly churning drums and knotted funk-bass prop it up as an eco-system of pops. clicks and hits add to the steamy and sensuous groove. it s grown up disco for cocktails on the terrace and will have you hugging anyone in earshot. support by calm. lexx. leo mas. apiento. zambon. max essa. kito jempere. buena onda djs. balearic gabba sound system.
optimo music don’t generally do limited edition releases but when the golden filter did these extra mixes of “end of times”. the a1 track off their recent ep we thought they were too good to remain in the digital domain so have pressed up a small run of 12” singles aimed specifically at djs. the original single version is a future synth classic. these new dub versions take it to the dancefloor and have been tried and tested around the world over the last few months. they are considerably extended. dubbed out and add extra dynamics & ecstatic synth power with hints of the original vocal. there is a slo mo version at 103 bpm and a faster version at 118bpm which means the track should work any time from warm up to peak set. there is also a drone-apella version included too.
stuttgart based producer detmolt returns to underyourskin records for his second ep. ‘memories’. on the label this year. the ep’s name giving track is a downtempo synth led pleasant fellow accompanying its listener through the different seasons of the year that are reflected by the various changes of chords within the track that still manage to connected each change in harmony. the ep’s second track. ‘madlen’ is also dedicated to the label’s downtempo sound and starts off with an detailed enriched synth before a nodding bass sets in and defines the groove and pace of the track. in the course of the track the catchy synth is loosend and supported by piano chords as well as diverse soundscapes in the same tonality. ‘kaos’ hits off strong with a lead synth that changes within the course of the track and is subbed by different chords in the treble and bass frequencies to spread its atmospheric soundscapes on all possible musical levels. the ep’s last track comes from paul valentin who remixes ‘madlen’. paul’s approach highlights the given synthchords which are worked into dreamy yet fordward going soundscapes that still keep the original’s downtempo vibe but makes you lose your mind higher spheres.
new project and new label from the creators of the fantastic 808 box. fundamental records. there are many details that make this project something really unique. these records will become classics if they are not already!. the music of every record is very special. also the artwork and the technic use to print each sleeve. but the concept behind this project something you need to understand. as you can read in the website everything is based in two factors: first. to provide the artist with complete anonymity in order to create in absolute freedom. second. to offer the listener the work of the artist without any external distortions. the use of words to describe or define music is a senseless task. most of the time the intention of descriptive text is not to shed light on the work of the artist. but rather to serve as a promotional tool to drive sales and increase recognition. this often has the unfortunate result of limiting the creator and his work. music is all we need. any other additives are completely dispensable.
jexy is getting all up close and personal on his new hi-fi house release. featuring the canadian and singer pal isha d on vocals. -human emotion- is a love song that doubles as a call to disconnect and find real love. netflix and chill? how about just chill! meanwhile. the lounge vibe is strengthened on the sophisticated -botanico.- while on -fifth wind.- jexy channels some trip-jazz with a slow breaks drum pattern. the ep is rounded out by -infinity room.- a melodic groover that should please fans of jex s earlier work. recommended!!
it has become a tradition for the maghreban to make records commemorating the passing of cats he knew and loved. one of these tracks is for martha.one of the tracks someone said sounded like too many pots and pans. the other one he made using elka x705 organ sounds. it s a shame that these tracks together make for such a tepid. middling. unremarkable record. not his best work by any stretch. perhaps there is different music around the corner.
05am contains two bollywood bangers. loudly pressed – each on a 45rpm side of the record. afrobot s cut is a raw and fast percussive acid track. just wait till that 303 comes in. indians already knew in 83 what to do with that machine. for the other side thee j johanz. big bollywood expert and collector. delivered an edit that could be considered the bollywood answer to yali yali. that jesus christ super star theme in a funky bolly disco version. updated for nowadays club systems.
frank koedood drew us a monkey this time!
bordello a parigi has just returned from a fruitful expedition to russia to secure a four tracker from st petersburg synthesizer playboy kito jempere. super sax sounds is a rich and varied expression from an artist who has explored a spread of sounds during his career. the a-side is the product of one diverse machine. the yamaha qy-70. -bueller s dance- gets the show on the road with latin showband flare. the opener brims with cruising notes. crisp claps and smooth bass. a track guaranteed to put a smile on any face. moods change with the tear stained chords of -space commercial-. a superbly subtle work of joy and heartbreak. a colder wind permeates the flip as a cinematic and sinister element enters. toms and snares support the descending bars of -atmosphere-. a track where tropical dreams cloud into despair. those dreams are purged by -tomohawk-. a dark prowler who stalks with a maniacal glint and menacing intent. an audio feast care of kito jempere.
dj rocca s second outing on slow motion see s the italian disco-maestro take a dive deep into the bubbling waters of an undersea world that fizzes and pops with synthetic swagger. following his recent releases on codek and long time collaboration with daniele baldelli. moaning is four tracks of playful circuit-funk that will bring a smile to your face and swing to your feet.
the reality is a relative concept. and our life is made up of fantasy and illusion. our music is the key of our thoughts. and our sound can help us to discover it. nothing is real express our vision in a period where information is false and manipulated most of the time. alberto iovine and alessandro fumagalli aka modular project announce the launch of their new label. in partnership with rebirth records. born and raised between como and milan. alberto and alessandro quickly shared their love for electronic music and the great passion for vintage synths and drum machines. they started to produce together in 2012 and released on labels like off. moodmusic and perpetualis music before joining rebirth in 2017 with their remix of the blond:ish classic wizard of love. the label s third release is a special ep from modular project. alphaville is an hypnotic journey through shades of indie electronica. new wave and their signature sounds. while another glimpse is a beautiful emotional slow workout. the package comes with two strong remixes from nuno dos santos and fairmont. amsterdam dj and producer nuno dos santos reworked alphaville adding a darker and trippy touch. while jake fairley aka fairmont. key force in the canadian electronic music scene. gave another glimpse a beautiful deeper and atmospheric appeal. a strong third release for nothing is real.
RED ATLANTIC EP ( AUTARKIC. COSMO VITELLI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK12.12.17
having made his debut on throne of blood as a contributor to moon rock volume 4. cass. returns to the label with a blissed out 12” that builds upon the low-slung atmospheres of his recent output on emotional response and international feel (in collaboration with jan schulte) to create a heady and modern sound influenced by both balearic and 80’s pop sonics without every losing sight of the dance.
pierre bastien is a french legend that has collaborated with artists such as robert wyatt. jac berrocal and jaki liebezeit. to name just a few. he is also very well known for his compositions based on home-made mechanical instruments. designed and constructed by bastien himself. pure diy. using these instruments he would create a heady experimental mix incorporating poetry and some far-out music. all in all very intriguing and original indeed. needless to say when the notion of pierre bastien and versatile records potentially making a project together arose. it was a total honour! throw into the mix esteemed electro-acoustic composer eddie ladoire and now we ve really got something interesting. eddie and pierre met when they appeared on the same concert bill together and they decided to collaborate further with versatile being the platform for the fruits of this particular project. the original version of phantom dance is a beautiful piece where bastien plays a trumpet into some water blended with electronic drums and mellow organs lines. creating an otherworldly. subterranean jazz vibe for the freaks. suzanne kraft. the la native / amsterdam based producer turns the original into some mechanical broken funk vibes while rotterdam s oceanic delivers 2 fresh. reimagined versions. one for for the club with a strong afro beat feel while the other one is a slower affair for the after hours. both mixes bringing something new to the table. a truly original and interesting release from some very talented people. for those with open ears and open minds!
hell yeah s next vinyl ep is a first solo release since 2012 from the vendetta suite aka belfasts gary irwin. it features six tracks all handpicked by label boss marco from vast unreleased vaults that have already been played by david holmes and andrew weatherall. and it comes with a great backstory
with time spent away developing his studio. methods of mixing. as well as acquiring a small stash of new hardware. the resulting ep - inspired by recent travels to south east asia - effuses all these elements and passions together with that signature raw m.t. knack for organic percussion. heavily washed synths and pulsating rhythms.
there are tracks that only deploy their full meaning when pumping through the speakers of a dark club. to give shelter to the latter. hivern kick starts a new series of vinyl-only splits dedicated to club-ready cuts by artists in our orbit. to launch the series. we count with both a well-known hivern stalwart and a new addition to the label. side a is dedicated to cel avall . a track that has been hidden in marc pinol s vaults for way too many years. with it s slow pace and direct but hypnotic feel. it sounds as if one of the pioneers of the first wave of chicago house had spent a night dancing to danielle baldelli at the cosmic club. in the b-side. aurora 2 . by norwegian producer charlotte bendiks. also has something of the rawness and minimalism of the first chicago sound. a perpetually fresh energy that. combined with her nonchalant vocal phrasings. provides the track with her distinctive blend of darkness. sensuality and cheekiness. the visual concept of the series has been developed by london based design studio dr.me
who is der opium queen? a royalty in the locality. but unknown to the masses. makes a wave to everyone for the first time with his 12” “in the clouds”. here you can find hot and humid tracks coming straight from the tschungle. then chopped and transported straight to the turntable.
dusk & dawn is private agenda s most conceptual work to date. sat at a grand piano. the pair composed two nocturnes over the course of twelve moonlit hours. chronicling the allure and mystique of the night. building on an emotive pop foundation. developed over releases on international feel and their own nightshift imprint. dusk & dawn is a deeper sonic exploration that pays closer attention to ambience and sound design. dusk is an enchanting take on new wave pop. referencing talk talk and early simple minds. a drum machine beats a half-time groove while a dusty but characterful synthesizer pulls the track towards it s cathartic dream-pop apex. dawn draws on contemporaries like imaginary softwoods and croatian amor. bringing the listener down to earth into lucidity. beautiful arpeggios soar over reverse guitars. wistful lyricism is coupled with detailed ambience. a blissful meditation to ease you into the day. remixes come from faze action. ron basejam and ian blevins who all add their deft to touch to dawn and offer up flavors from different corners of the dance floor to this adriatic / balearic influenced piece of music.
a true balearic classic. one of a handful of records that can comfortably boast this title. elkin & nelson’s 1979 classic jibaro sits in the canon of selections that enlightened the ears of the jet-set and globe trotting music fanatics in the heady and much storied years of the white isle in the 1980’s. the colombian brothers javier and leon marin velez brought their own rustic brand of folksy-rock-psychedelia to the listening public in 1974 with their debut lp angeles y demonios on columbia records. the brothers had relocated to spain. snared a major label deal and ran with it. the first of 3 lps it proved a big hit in later years with adventurous dj’s and selectors. a cult record you might say. of course. this lp featured jibaro in all it’s forms. but it is this 1986 reissue 12” promo pressing with its iconic. distinctive jacket that was the coveted slab sonic adventurers were seeking. fully sanctioned and legitimately remastered from the original sources and packaged in its original columbia promo sleeve jibaro is back on the shelves. still an incredible record that gets pulled by the most discerning selectors across the globe. a true classic. featured here in its long and short versions as per the ’86 release. absolute top-shelf stuff here. essential. must own and classic.
roberto aglieri is a noted italian flutist and composer. and his 1987 album ragapadani stands as one of his finest achievements. archeo recordings are ever hip to the finest treasures hidden away in the folds of esoteric music. italian or otherwise. and have done a great service in reissuing the album so that it might reach a wider audience. on this limited white marble edition of the album. aglieri s flute sounds haunting and evocative over the range of delicate synth treatments. largely orbiting the minimal realm but with a naive charm that makes the music wholly accessible at the same time. soothing. thoughtfully crafted music for tender times.
for ws021 we head to italy where we find a duo by the name of concret aka italo-mexican musician diego angelico escobar and producer q-pha. together. they submit a couple of ethereal. stripped-back and driving techno tracks that compliment each other so well they appear to be brother and sister from the same session. on remix duty we ve got another italian. rodion. who ads his signature sound to ritorno and flips it into a laid-back dark groover. last but not least is uk s heretic. aka timothy clerkin. who remixes andata into a classy acid burner fit for a massive warehouse party or dark. sweaty basement.
is it balearic? started the uber sublabel up a few years ago. but 2017 has undoubtedly been the strongest year so far for the imprint. following excellent stints from serene. wawawiwas and bonnie & klein. max manetti makes a debut appearance with a self-titled ep loaded with just the kind of slick. instrument-led island grooves we ve come to expect from the uber stamp. from the dense tropical trip of -jungle prayer- to the laconic guitar licks of -dub macumba-. the cyclical mysticism of -changuinola- on to -garrison- with its considered piano chops and stiff breaks. this is an ep of proficient musicianship and eclectic funk for all manner of situations.
following the success of last years reissue of vox populis aither. emotional rescue returns to the french / persian band with the first of two albums selected from their considerable archive. first. their experiments between 1984 and 1989 in what are essentially pre-aither sessions. magiques creations is in essence. an album of the imagination.
ltd 50% deal . last copies left ... italian production duo. mushrooms project. make their debut on jansen jardin with the wonderful >galattica<. releases for labels like under the shade and is it balearic? and remixes for the likes of tirk. lipservice and nang have introduced their blissed-out. mediterranean sound to fans around the world. galattica is 11 minutes and 45 seconds of high plains drifting. dream disco for late night drives and sunset sessions. a lush combination of euro disco arpeggios and west coast guitars spill out across a landscape of live percussion. bass and dub acrobatics. this is the soundtrack to a spaghetti western set in ibiza. a fistful of cervezas. the remix comes courtesy of the mighty chicago damn who has been responsible for some extraordinary music from his debut on mark es merc label to releases on claremont 56 and his own eponymous imprint. here he re-imagines the original track in the image of model 500. stripping away the music to a raw machine groove. dark. atmospheric and undeniably aimed at the floor.
aa single from behind this wall. from london to the world.
abuja 336 is a collective led by bow-based vocalist jim caesar. violet hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at villa lena. tuscany.
sega & chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown. catch the ‘night elm on mare st’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.
mixed at rushes studios in bethnal green. mastering by frank at the carvery.
artwork by david at shutupandance. illustration on aa by louie issaman-jones.
jun kitamura most known by his capricious label started a music event space knock in koenji tokyo. koenji is famous for giving unique music and art culture. now knock starts its own label. the labels first release is debut ep by yoshinori sakaguchi s project helios trismegistus. jun kitamura also gives a remix.
after the world applauded sascha funke for his latest album lotos land. he gave away some tunes to friends for remix duties. düsseldorf based tolouse low trax formed twirl into a foggy dark mpc-seducer for romantic nighthawks that love dancing. also australian boy dreems prepared a remix that grooves odd and uncommon. his percussive version of im feiern und feuer is a slow whirlwind. perfect to start and end a great dj night. with tuff city kids a duo formed a remix that is good for big room love affairs. their version of purple hill is a heartfelt melange between trance and house deepness that works on any dance floor. the final edit comes from glasgows junto club. who transformed comola. a tune that they already produced originally with sascha funke. into a longing dark melodic synth stepper. four versions. four hits. four atmospheric dimensions beyond words. tune it loud!
bonnie & klein can often be found cruising round labels like music for dreams and leng. imparting tender touches of balearic finery for those who like to cruise on the slinkiest of 80s flavoured jams. they re on cracking form for this return to uber. kicking off with the sultry -tones of ballad-. which gets a subtle beefing up from drifts projects on the remix. -pretty lake- is the cut for those who want to achieve pure transcendental bliss by way of canned slap bass and sustained chords. and then -snowdrifts- finishes the ep off with a thoughtful piece shaped out by sweet piano and stirring strings.
we have reached our tenth reference . something that we are proud of . for wich we have chosen 6 tracks from different artists. side a roger van lunteren present the theme – acid on the lounge floor side entrance. full of slow acid beats with dubby echoes . we continue with nikolay sunak – back in the day when we were together . a deep theme with vocal samplers and all the 90 s u.k. dance reminiscences . we close this side with morales – futurama. created and thought to make you sweat the dance floors. side b nikolay sunak – loner s groove. 4×4 bases . organ chords and riffs that plunge us into deep atmospheres accompanied by a compact base of bass-line and beat boxes . roger van lunteren – care about your future . pure freestyle acid. casual. cool and bubbling . we close this tenth reference with i -vil – repentance . pure 90 s belgium rave . hoover sound . voices and rithims 909 pounding with an hypnotic bass.
emotional response steps to summer 17 by welcoming with accompanying releases from out 2. evolved out of the brooklyn based lectric sands studio / label and featuring members of their own zoovox and mazing vids. this super-alumni is a perfect meeting for the label and us brotherhood. based around a longtime friendship. this slow-burner project is centered around the nyc life of one-time roommates. dj sparrers and just possibly the latter day duo behind the locks & ddm project that was released (semi-) anonymously in 2016. step out in to the (fluorescent) light.
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