next up is berlin s christopher rau with his -f.m.e. hustle- long player. the long time firm favourite delivers 11 tracks full of hiss and soul. from driven dub techno to cool house and ambient excursions rau travels far without loosing the interrelation.
analogue club fire coming straight at you in form of a full cover double 12 inch. designed by rahel süßkind. including as special insert.
yuri shulgin is a multi-instrumentalist music producer from tajikistan. his discography includes a small number of releases from the greek label modernista and the french escapade recordings. animal planet is his contribution on cocktail d amore music. this ep is a live-recorded masterpiece that will lift dance floors into heavenly heights. a1 takes the record title. it s an acid based. genre-blurring piece of music. enveloping and disorienting at the same time. infinite strings melt together to a constant build up. reminiscent of steve reich - double sextet/2x5. boogie space feels like the continuation of the previous track. evoking a cloud of glitter in absence of gravity. walking starts off the b side. its funk future jazz-influenced groove is supported by an organic. as bouncy as timeless bassline. while the stripped down dubby body goes to deep realms. the outro recordtake closes this surreal ep.
finally. copenema drops on vinyl. this special limited-edition vinyl ep especially for those summer beach bar vibes. the ep includes the much loved te faz bem which became a balearic classic in ibiza last summer after dj harvey regularly played it at his residency ‘mercury rising at pikes.
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hard times call for good music. this time around times are ruff (tar) dedicated their beat fabricating skills to a double ep for tomorrow is now. kid! the tink! project will put some raw. deep. soulful and garage tunes in your ears. as a dj collective. times are ruff is heavily influenced by the windy city. taking inspiration from the past. but never sounding outdated. focussing on long - preferably all night - dj sets in which times are ruff strives to set itself apart and tell a true musical story to the audience.
with this new release. parisian soul unveils a classic from montana production reworked with a new keyboard bass line of their own. four movements and an original deep house ending of their own creation to softly end a mix. face b revives a scarce track from hip-hop disco with a massive and prodigious beat to set clubbers on fire.
record after record. trinidadian deep provides the best in the deep house department . bringing lush pads deep moog basselines and heavy rhythms arranged around percussions and sounds to make you travel into a cosmic soulful journey this new single will please many dj s like ron trent . volcov . chaos in the cbd etc.. with the amazing releases on various labels such as neroli. future vision and now visions. trinidadian deep brings once again top quality dance music . this new ep will not disappointed you. we are extremely proud to put out 2 fantastic jams ready for your djsets. native revolution and native tribe are two tracks simply built for the deep dance late night dancefloors the a side is a rolling house track and the b side has a little afro vibe with a huge basseline. deepness guaranteed!!!!
MINUTES OF SLEEP (2018 REISSUE)(2LP. GATEFOLD+MP3)
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2018 reissue of the classic. now in hq gatefold sleeve! original cover art. carefully remastered 2lp from original tapes + bonus download! following in the wake of *leland* (2012). the critically acclaimed full length debut by label founder francis harris. scissor and thread is proud to announce the release of his anticipated sophomore lp. *minutes of sleep*. the album is a further foray into harris signature blend of house. modern classical. shoe-gaze and noise which is the artists most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
deep house legends craig smith and andrew mcgroarty finally let their long running instrumental hip-hop project out into the world. inspired by their love of soul. atcq jay dilla. and vintage drum machines. the sense of funky detail woven by craig smith/signal sounds imagines the world of patchwork hip hop as made famous by no-id & dilla. incredibly soulful very warm with a bounce in the beat femi fem (young disciples) craig smith is a og. coming back to his roots of chopping samples and adding drums with an ear that has been trained and sensiblilized for the soulful boom bap 30 years in the making. classic golden era break ya neck shit. marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell) dj support femi fem (young disciples). phil asher. lay-far. afronaut. thatmanmonks. marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell)
cleveland is forever in search of the brown note. this is his second offering for the esp institute. side a’s tusk is a beautiful paradox—rhythm programs that churn like the inner workings of a grandfather clock. unmistakably mechanical. yet fashioned through muted analogue instrumentation that paints a deceptively organic picture. the crystallized jangle of fm synth voices toy with the softened drum patterns and vibrant animal-like chord gestures over nearly seven minutes of splendor. on side b. aku digs further into mysticism. manifesting digital jungle themes. cleverly abstracted through erratic bleeps. distant tribal drums. atonal flutters and synthetic bird calls. the cinematic quality of clevelands production shines through both tracks. but its aku that sweeps us from reality to embark on a moonlit expedition in search long lost treasures. proving cleveland a virtuoso skilled in building complex narratives with sound. these two songs will modulate your frequencies.
western australia s red ember records is back from another archive diving adventure. -embers only : swan songs- presents four previously-unreleased. deeply emotive cuts by ewan jansen written between 1999-2000. the lead track swan marks the dance-floor tone in the collection with a hypnotic pseudo-electro groove sky lined by cathedral-like chords. following on. sea for yourself reaches into deep minimal house territory with a powerfully gentle. piano topped. 4/4 approach. on the flipside. the earnest and leafy love machine is drawn down the proverbial path. dropping broken beats and inhibitions along the way. the collection is signed off with the ambient chordal wash of afterlude ... an introspective repeater equally on call for any early morning after party or your final few waking moments.
beautiful strangers marks the return of theo kottis with this sampler of his debut lp. it reveals a new chapter in his artistic journey in which he resets his creative output. free of compromise. conveying his devotion to the dancefloor. and revealing a new concept that everyone can ascribe to. reasons kicks off the record with a slice of disco tinged house music overlaying infectious guitar and string loops. with slick piano flurries to make for a sure-fire summer winner. the a2 houses the get down a more heavy hitting workout packaged for the dancefloor. with a percussive bassline over the top of a choice breakbeat. tied together by a thumping kick. flip it over and you unearth the lovechild creation of a 303 coupled with a brazilian classic in the form of acid disco. a driving kick / hat combo. squelchy acid and pitched down brazilian vocals offer up a raw but energetic stomper. finally. u need to keep it simple takes you on a more emotive and powerful acid trip. the sweeping synths building throughout the track coupled with soaring strings. alongside an alluring acid line proper!
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father. released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album. harris most expansive work to date. features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound. the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan. whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell. and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band). whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range. harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork. magnet. ghetto blaster. aol spinner. urb. mixmag. yourstru.ly. and the village voice. amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
lb aka labat is a regular cat in the french circuit with releases on disques solaires. dko or recently wolf music. this ep highlights once again his unique style with an all inside mpc production blending samples with sharp signature beats. the opener is stone cold disco house jam in the deep parrish tradition. nothing new is a spacey hip hop joint taking you a ride to destination spice go - a detroish hip house beat. on flipside. celestial plan is a special party break with deep jazz samples mixed with a mpc signature that gives this track a very uncommon signature and groove. better be ready for this one before landing to sticky green countryside.
vinyl only! wow. eclipser celebrates his 10th release with a lovely mixture of house and music to make holes in your shoes. labelartist warten borgmann. huerta with a unreleased dub version. slope. dan & claas and debut of dj gritty give us fresh disco. funk. dubby. jazz. tunes with some nice surprises. amazing artwork. gatefold + extra sticker
10 tracks crafted by london based duo metropolitan soul museum (including 2 remixes from pepe and mood j). the artists debut album ‘’misunderstood collection’’ embraces the strange and lifts you into a curious and honest journey into the unknown. with sounds resonating beyond the dance floor. metropolitan soul museum explores the realms of their musical boundaries. the album preserves a much needed natural feel. supplying the listener with a collage of mental imagery.
anthony fade embark on the fourteenth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the dreamy and ambient ‘fading’ ep. expedition fourteen features four jams packed full of spacey pads. gritty drum sequences and ambient soundscapes. accompanied by a industrial driven remix from trp.
after their mental scapes and french kicks first eps on pont neuf records. french duo alva are back with a new 5-tracks maxi. steam lights. on their own imprint virage records. they carry on with in their deep/club vibe while bringing in some new and fresh sound designs. it oscillates between dreamy atmospheres ( all very slow . steam lights ) and hypnotical sequences ( mirage ). but there is an obvious common factor to the tracks : the groove. carried by strong basslines and punchy drums.-
after his successful releases on d.ko. bfdm & wolf music. la bat sign the first release of his new label -le petit zoo records- run together with pablo valentino. -no money no honey- is a 4 tracks ep coming straight out of lb s mpc. a powerful combination of drums. samples and arrangements from outta space. track a1 -something- has been played and supported by motor city drum ensemble.
ltd 2018 repress >> alleviated records is proud to present the re-issue of the loosefingers ep and to introduce or re-introduce for some the original name that larry recorded under before it was modified to mr. fingers in 1985. this ep contains 3 great selections.
new ep from ethyène showcasing a raising maturity in his discography. drawing samples from library music. dub. soul and r&b. this record delivers everything house music has to. deepness. groove. love and sincerity. no need to say that by launching a new imprint ethyène decided to show a different side from his previous work. we can definitely feel it from the first second the record starts. with static. mashing up samples from 80 s dub music and west-coast funk to finally sound as a surprising modernized classic house anthem. the second track of the record enove lough features a deconstructed and mysterious rhodes loop delivering a smart groove until a delightful sexy vocal sample get in the mix to round off this deeper but easily danceable cut. the b-side of the record starts with cape town mambo . a tune whose graceful horns loop keeps the listeners on an endless dreamy trip while its mid-tempo jazzy beat will have them hips sensually shaking without any doubt. the record has its consistency assured with ending on a 100 bpm powerful hip-hop beat with high-pitched and happy vocals as the nirvana of this 4 tracks sensual and groovy journey.
with their 5th release ourselves remain true to the passion of house music containing 4 groovy tracks full of warm sounds. onward going drums. massive basslines and bright chords pressed on black gold that we love so much. there is no emulation of a trend or hype. time just does not matter. in a very detailed way the two producers siggatunez and sello show you what their musical roots and influences are without claiming an a-side titletrack but creating timeless clubmusic for every situation on the floor which also could be classics from tomorrow.
having taken its natural course over the past 18 months peckhams yam records are making the move from retail to production. continuing our celebration of local talent. both unsung and established. we aim to bring all styles of music together under the yam recordings wing. theyve been a permanent and ever-hilarious part of the shop since day one so it only seemed right that our first release should feature chaos in the cbd. distilling their sound over the past few years. beans and louis make the highest quality house music. which is perfectly demonstrated on this two-track ep. global erosion sees long-time collaborator isaac aesili contribute horn hooks and live percussion to this truly deep and emotional journey. on the flip. background explorer turns up the heat with an 8-minute heads-down transcendental percussion and drum workout. the surging chords and rainforest calls forcing the head to follow the feet.
b from e. an uncommon name but surely soon to be know. this young danish/mexican talent has already released a successful ep on copenhagen underground posse. but now heads for 2018 with a rock solid 3 track ep at traxx underground! b from e delivers a classic and very melodic house sound. in a fusion of us garage and soulful deep house. he is pointing for the stars and ready to spread love. all over the world!
sistrum proudly welcomes house music legend alton miller to the fold for release number thirty three. for all the little things. alton lays it down in fine form and enlists the incomparable vocal talents of ree to bring the soulful vibrations as only he can. to call this one an instant classic is understatement in the wise words of robert nesta marley. who feels it. knows it.
ltd 2018 repress / doublet is the production moniker of friends and musical partners tomoki tamura and tuccillo. previously releasing together on other labels. they have come together to form the new eponymously named doublet imprint as a channel for their own music. tomoki and his holic trax label have long been serving up solid house music
the lehult crew goes back to beach with this v.a. full of blistering sundowners. inspired by utopian visions of northern holiday destination sylt - germanys white isle - the four tracks ooze a sense of lighthearted optimism. rave (sylt tv) is a photo-op of a track: a chilled bottle of rose at buhne 16 or a long night at rotes kliff with girls in sequin dresses. refreshing fruit. tasty fruit paints a lighter picture of the same theme. think a tasting tour of 15 different kinds of sparkling water. dj assams sandy warms things up with distant laughter and swirly synths. but stay cozy. because a change of weather is always around the corner. blueberry icetea is closing things out with a hom-age to the jolly car-train that connects sylt to the mainland - the only reasonable way to come and go!
dubbed by igloo magazine as the -romanian detroit electro/techno pioneer- and by the late aaron carl as -the romanian underground resistance himself-. andrew red hand from romania s spiritual capital of lasi stands up as an unwavering militant of the underground. a true detroit spirit possessed as romanian humanoid! from his early gigs throwing parties as one of the first generation djs in lasi since 1997. arh continues to break boundaries as part of the romanian resistance scene and numerous time portals as they open around europe. his blistering. mind-bending sets such as at berlin s tresor and griessmuehle see the dj with the red hand fuse pure detroit electro and techno with the sounds of techno-bass. raw chicago acid house. classics and futuristic beats. his mixes for radio ur (underground resistance) and the grid (detroit techno militia) remain some of the best frequency transmissions to surface to air. armed with a soviet union reel to reel majak 203. his scorching raw analogue and searing acid productions have been picked up by foundational detroit labels such as twilight 76. matrix. detroit underground. databass. detroit techno militia. cratesavers intl. visillusion as well as around the world from holland s iconic m>o>s recordings to 1Ø pills mate (lobster theremin). bass agenda and land of dance. on his remix list includes work for scan 7. santonio echois. thomas barnett. sean deason. niko marks. six foe. t.linder and more while support from anthony shake shakir. dj bone. dave clarke. dj godfather has been garnered for our sonic warrior... beware of the red hand!
melancholic. wistful rhodes chords float beneath sarah williams white s trademark vocal harmonics before delving into a deeply moving bass led melody that gets right under the skin. something very special to get us excited about the new jonny drop lp. backed with an exceptional. bumping remix from the ever extraordinary julien dyne.
fresh from a debut on 100% silk. berlin artist westcoast goddess continues to set forth a vision of a psycho spiritual house music with this debut release on omena. springtime forever ep consists of 4 tracks dating from 1998 to the present. each representing a joyful season of the artist s heart. as always. ivo kiusalaas has provided the label art.
london based producer & dj books comes through on omena with an ep that follows on from his acclaimed feel it in my bones & high praise edits vol.1 on xvi records. two releases which garnered widespread following from the likes of gilles peterson. the black madonna. sassy j. moodymann. ashley beedle. lefto and last but not least omena s very own tooli. on sour grapes. books is showcasing his deft touch and effortless way with samples and instruments. presenting an instant cause for dancefloor hypnosis to complete the package laurence guy puts his spin on the title track.
k15 returns to wotnot after more killer releases on eglo & wild oats. a collaboration with henry wu. and remixes for nubya garcia. colm k (on tiffs joints) and wotnot s own william florelle. not to mention the beautiful record earlier this year under his culross close alias. we re all creative but somehow. being creative has become a class within itself. often defined and measured by the whims of popular culture and monetary gain. which leads us to devalue what we create if we are not successful by those metrics. we are all creative. we all use our experience. talent and feeling to shape and we should be glad we create anything. this ep holds onto this mantra tightly throughout. reflecting both the meditative and joyful effects of unimpeded creativity. the title track begins with k15s signature introspection. deep washes of jazz-inflected textures before exploding into a rapturous syncopated synth groove. b1 communion explores the spiritual angle with a devotional piano cadence over bouncing drum pattern. with interlocking bass and synth rhythms adding to the hypnotic mood. wrapping up the release is a warm. deep-soak hip hop instrumental titled you re alive (theres still time). a message to self but also a beacon of hope to those who have maybe not created as much as they would have liked. or have strayed from the path the intended to take.
carlo is back for his second vinyl release on odb. this time with a 4 tracker called strawberry fields ep . on the a side . 2 slamming house cuts penetrating the senses with round textures and subtle vocals and a slightly dubby feel to it. on the flip side . carlo inject a bit of “jazzy funk” in the receipe for another two very well crafted tracks . but this time deeper and overflowing with emotions .
chez damier plus cab drivers being summer anthem! chez and the cabbies teamed up in berlin to jam on >holiday ahead<. holiday time was made with the deepest love for house music. it will not only warm your heart but it will make your shoes burn. the dub is stripped down and full of the funkiness you expect from cab drivers.
titonton duvante s residual imprint has long been considered one of the most respected house-leaning labels in the game. over the course of the past two decades. the ohio-based label has housed works from some of the scene s foremost players. with the likes of boo williams. john tejada. demarkus lewis and volcov among those who ve repped the tight-knit label with distinction. the label s latest is another high point for all concerned. a v/a featuring the works of duvante & andreas saag as well as garrett david. todd sines (under his .xtrak alias) and fym. it s a wonderfully varied and exciting release that speaks volumes of the label s ability to consistently churn out top drawer house music.
50% deal - ynks third ep for tenderpark sends us straight to dub house heaven with the lush and chord driven deepness of paradigms lost. just as dreamy as its thrilling. the track perfectly illustrates ynks highly musical approach to house which he further underlines with colorit on the flip side: this fresh and funky piece of music is overflowing with philly soul rhodes pianos and vocals. so philly lover no. 1 drei farben house obviously just had to contribute a remix in which he carves out the classic harmonies of the original and adds an ultra funky disco groove. also.with this release our third artwork series draws to a close
2018 repress - and here is mh017. an untitled ep by neo image. this one has been percolating for a while now in the hard drives of the hut. with tracks seeing play on the misty flyways and byways from bilbao to burnaby. saunas to squash courts. choose your own adventure with a variety of moods and grooves spread over 5 tunes.
belgiums favourite underground house dj red d celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his we play house recordings label with 6 vinyl samplers containing new tracks and some very wanted gems from the catalogue. artists featured are san soda. fabrice lig. fcl (featuring lady linn). kiani & his legion. krewcial. reggie dokes. raoul lambert & nacho marco. art of tones and many more. voices near the hypocentre
those who preordered. do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! this ep is a collection of songs that were recorded during the past couple of years. says baba.they all represent things ive been going through. just day to day stuff travelling. djing. meeting people. being alone a lot. falling in love. parties. hang overs etc. showtime as a title just means its showtime. before every gig. every day of travel. always somewhere. pressure. stress. excitement. gig-economy self-loathing and megalomani. swedish-born 24-year-old baba stiltz (real name) has been steadily releasing his idiosyncratictake on dance music to growing fanfare. a playful brand of electronic music that crosses boundaries and genres unlike many before.opening the ep withjazz inflected slow-jam showtime and peaking with maze-the kind of summer floor-filler babaissucha natural at crafting-his range is fully on show for the showtime ep.
the collective rhythm network (hamilton. canada). is a weekly radio show that focuses on underground dance music past and present. this ep was produced in celebration of the radio shows 20th anniversary. featuring tracks by detroits rick wilhite. ron allen and terrence parker !
for their first artist ep. super tuff revs up four tracks of high-octane house music from marcel lune. fresh off of an impressive lp for local talk. the uk up-and-comer again proves a knack for effective and subtle productions. the a side sets the mood with -moon sequence. a lush tune that builds to a cinematic climax. he settles into his groove with you can do it! a four-to-the-floor piano jam sprinkled with wonky synthesizers. on the b-side. lune finds himself unhinged on the open road with unknownz offering up a live drum groove drenched in bright synth stabs and triumphant string melodies. finishing the b-side. sun is all shuffled claps and peppy synthesizers that evoke the warm feeling of a sunrise after a long night out.
man powers me me me label proudly presents a very special new compilation. we we we. which will see all profits donated to the vital help refugees charity. the release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including pional. juan maclean. shit robot. medlar. asok. ian blevins and more. as well as the full album. two limited. vinyl-only samplers will also be released. with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.
recording this record in cuba was a special moment in my life. louie says. for the first time elements of life. anane vega. josh milan. luisito quintero. gene perez. axel tosca and louie vega embarked on a trip to cuba to participate in two beats one soul album on rvmk records. the results were four tracks on the album and one of them a very unique song music and life featuring the sultry and angelic voice of anane vega. the song was penned by josh milan. and louie vega contributed with the music. gene perez on electric bass. josh & axel tosca on keyboards. and luisito quintero on percussion. released as a digital single recently. its now on many radio and club charts worldwide. as well featured on compilations. on top of all this momentum vega records. then reached out to rvmk records and licensed the track for a special picture vinyl release. the picture vinyl is a collectors piece. get your hands on it fast as there will be a limited number made. anan evega on the picture vinyl with her signature as well. colorful and sonically delicious!
when it comes to soulful house. detroit native alton miller is about as ingrained as it gets. peacefrog. planet e. moods & grooves. mahogani and sound signature have all endorsed his talents and with an album looming later in the year. waella s choice sow the seeds with all things good. club music for the sensitive souls. with some arresting spoken word poetry and even a broken beat deviation. all things good is the fourth release from london label waella s choice. following hanna. ranger and the london on key compilation.
fina records welcome jad & the for a new ep that shows off the australian-born. berlin-based producer’s majestically melodic house sound. a special dub from 6th borough project makes this another essential release. before now jad & the has served up tracks of the year (‘strings that never win’ - mixmag 2017). fronted four piece live act mitzi—who played alongside the likes of nile rodgers—and also produced as jad & the ladyboy. all the while picking up fans like moxie and bradley zero. sonar kollektiv and toy tonics have put out his charming sounds before and this new one is another joyous offering. the feel good ‘2 getha (4 eva mix)’ kicks things of with old school drum breaks and loved-up vocals. big smeared pads. a new age melody and classic bassline line finish it off and carry you away to summery house heaven. ‘twist club’ then drops into lush deep house with a long legged bassline tumbling beneath organic drums. it’s a dreamy and romantic cut before ‘disco hold down’ has live sounding jazz drums. choppy vocals and rough edges that take you to the heart of a vibe-fulled basement party. delusions of grandeur’s 6th borough project serve up a dub that’s more stripped back and built on a big rubber bassline. jacking drums and a more rapturous vocal make it a truly steamy jam.
1 per customer .for our next release we team up with fellow nonprofit un women in support of heforshe arts week a solidarity campaign which explores the power of the creative arts as a means to shatter stereotypes and allow all genders to reach their full potential. featuring the beautiful sonic soundscapes of the super talented peggy gou and juju & jordash. the release is housed in fully printed sleeves with bespoke cover artwork courtesy of the line girl. a fundraiser event will also take place at londons oval space on sunday 11th march 2018 featuring daytime talks & panels curated by resident advisor. mixcloud. aim & shesaidso. and a evening soundtracked by peggy gou plus more. all profits donated to un women uk.
following up from last years ep on pleasure unit the folks from miskotom deliver a lovely 5 tracker for our other imprint pleasure wave following on from g marie and jonny ..the guys(guy and girl) carry on in much the same vein but drop gears ever so slightly for some more sun drenched tropical sounds. the opener hyena s laugh could be wally and larry jamming with the locals on kong island. senoi takes you on the back of a pick up truck and transports you from the coastal town and out onto the dusty tracks and into the night for a ride through the jungle and onto the other side. 10th day is all about cocktails by the infinity pool in the secret resort and soaking up that late afternoon sun. kuai can che is all twilight era maze tougher drums and chimes with those floaty synths. seeing us out is final cut kopiek lying back on the boat as you leave the island and it all becomes a tiny dot on the horizon...float on.. file under tropical. balearic. beach sounds.
vantanes >they called him little prince< is the first release of a newly established label from brixton called top brick records. the title track kicks off proceedings with a hypnotising piano sample soon accompanied by a preaching vocal and screeching synths. chez toi follows similar suit this time in the form of grey strings. add dusty highs. throbbing bass stabs and kooky synths you are left with a complete sense of mystery throughout the whole track. looking away ties up the mini ep nicely with trancey synths and twinkly atmospheres throughout creating a highly emotive sign out. dj support: laurent garnier. dj barely legal. danny tenaglia. krywald & farrer. pablo bolivar. phonogenic. dan drastic. john digweed. meat (freebase). j.phlip. martin landsky. kev obrien. ian o donovan. brett johnson. ossie. rob da bank dusky. iron curtis
b from e (frej garcia levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in copenhagen. of mexican-danish descent. and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of copenhagen. the 27-year old is on the up-and-up. in high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group natkat. producer of pop outfit ny sensei (new sensei) and head of tape-only label buddahood. the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. his 2017 debut porno tr-xxx (c.u.p) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning b from e at last year s dekmantel festival. resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.
his new record on tartelet records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. the opener dark energy is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early atari computer game. the people (dream mix) is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies. carried by a stripped-back groove.
on the b-side you will find positive sister (2605 tool) : a chunky cut with a serious bassline. saving the best for last. you will see . rounds off the record in style. a feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. hot tip!
bell towers is finally back with a new record for public possession. ikea hack origi-nally produced for the runway. was too good not to explore further. once again perfectly showcasing bt s abillity to transform emotions into melodies. bridging gaps between various musical influences the revisited and extendend ver-sions presented here. will leave you with two choices: chillout & dance mix. in ad-dition the material was handed over to baba stiltz. who delivered his very own more minimalistic. extremly hypnotic take on the ikea hack.
the second record on pen & paper contains two session victim original tunes. demonstrating the duos trademark taste for sublime sample composition.the second record on pen & paper contains two session victim original tunes. demonstrating the duos trademark taste for sublime sample composition. smile is dominated by a heavy drum set that paves the way for an assortment of smaller and bigger funk loops. eventually joined by a vibrant lofi chord. mourn sees a moody blues sample float on top of the creamiest synthpad. echoing in and out while telling its dark. old story.
two dark. adventurous and intense mid tempo mind benders by the mysterious producer k100 signal. 300 copies then gone. tip! the signal was lost along ago. a slowtard rhythm surfaced. as you get deeper into alignment you discover the deconstructed beats from another decay. k100 signal is an elusive project produced in the pitch black code of indulgence.
phat 2018 re-issue. w&p by chris brann for wamdue productions.
deep fall originally released in 1997 is delicious collection of deep tech-house. stand outs are the aptly named title track with beautiful synth washes and a single mournful modulated violin at its centre and the emotional journey to the centre which if it doesn t move you then nothing will.
one per customer! edwards 2nd album -into a better future- accompanies you for hours. makes you forget that daily grind. it is serious encouragement of movement. telling you to get away from the thick mess and find your way onto a proper highway. you will pass machines along the side of the road. engaged in a process of construction while your hands feel clean. and once in a while you ll hear the sound of sunrise and sunset racing each other in a tight rhythm.
next up on late night burners we have four warm cuts by roman coskun. with the -feels like forever ep- he showcases his own personal brand of wayward. but elegant deep house.
the title track is deep. but very functional. and clearly built on the underpinnings of classic deep house. while remaining fresh at the same time. then it s time for -sunwards-. blending acidic dreaminess with a lock-tight groove. on the b1. -steps- reminds us of mediterranean summers. with its warm pads and floaty steel drums. and finally. on -tales from the reef- the gifted 92 spacedrum orchestra joins in for a raw. yet delicate late-night club joint.
across the ‘hidden paradise’ lp demuja showcases his powerful and emotive production style with dusty. jazz-tinged cuts like ‘still do’. ‘hang on’. ‘you smile feat. ainy’. ‘hear that bassplayer’ and ‘my jazzy wung’ employing the producer’s signature style via soft rhodes. hooky horn samples. organic bass grooves and soaring vocal samples. ‘still do’ and ‘keep doing’ also explore a more dropped- tempo disco aesthetic on the project with funk-infused bass. infectious guitar licks and shuffled. loose drums.
roy davis. jr. s undaground therapy muzik label relaunches after almost 20 years with al zanders guidance ep. al zanders approach to his first ep of 2018 is as precise as it is whimsical. featuring 4 tracks showing zanders sheer versatile when it comes to making music. opened by piano-percussion track martha s revenge which is made so clearly for dance floors. followed by television. a chance for a closed- eyes boogie be it on a dance floor in the middle of a set. or on the sofa at home. on the b-side. likes for cash s comedic title is met in contrast with a piercing synth top-line and stripped back drums. with just enough of a bassline to sit in-between the drums and synths. closing the ep is guidance. a reflective and a chance for the ep to close as well as it would close a dance floor when the lights come on at the end of the night.
sphonica’s white label series returns with a real deep house excursion by chilean producer massiande in the form of his ‘freedom ep’. massiande is an artist of multicultural roots. he was born in santiago. chile. yet he has lived most of his life alongside us american people and has dutch family roots. which has greatly affected the way he perceives and lives music. growing as a big fan of us soul. jazz and disco. he found his way into music production through house and his biggest influences have been artists such as larry heard. ron trent and chris brann (aka wamdue project).
mike huckaby. bergqvist. dj sports. raam and lns remix ‘deep soundscapes’. takecha’s album recently released on sweden’s love potion. released in march. the album incorporates takeshi fukushima’s work between 1990 to 2013 and affirms why the producer is such a respected figure within japan’s electronic music scene. now his compositions have been remixed by some of house music’s best. featuring renditions from detroit’s mike huckaby. aniara’s henrik bergqvist. the elusive raam. firecracker and regelbau’s dj sports. as well as wania and freakout cult’s lns. mike huckaby inaugurates the release with his sultry take on ‘low sentiment’. blending deep synths with murmuring vocals to forge a proper deep house cut. bergqvist then remixes ‘rhodes deep’ creating a bouncy minimal cut incorporating the original’s scintillating melody alongside meandering percussion and twisted effects. making way into dj sports’ remix of ‘gradual atmosphere’ with its intricate breakbeat drums and dreamlike atmospherics. raam then reinvents ‘calm imagination’ taking it into subterranean territories complete with infectious keys. until lns ties it all together with her mesmerising beatless reimagining of ‘factory 141’.
the corner and this time we welcome aboard benny rodrigues which has been completely on fire and this project sees him with his own approach to deep house in vein of ny and chicago influences but in his own unique style and across the 4 tracker ep we hear benny rodrigues in a very deep driving & emotive way talking to us through his music!
SO FAR (FEAT. RAS VADAH. LEO GUNN REMIX) (7 INCH. 40 G VINYL)
7" Vinyl. 40 g UK30.05.18
there was only ever going to be one choice to launch first floor. not only is dubbyman the cover star of our debut publication of the same name. but he s also the face and sound of influential spanish label deep explorer. in-demand producer/remixer and long-time favourite with us. so the opportunity to collaborate on a special edition 7- vinyl release was one we couldn t miss. so far. featuring south african vocalist and musician ras vadah from the therapy collektive. is an extended version of the laidback. jazzy opening teaser from dubbyman s debut album deep is dead. deep explorer stalwart leo gunn. on remix duties for the first time. takes the same track and gives it a piano-driven. dance-floor focused spin. the accompanying fanzine not only includes interviews with both dubbyman and gunn. but also features articles on johannes albert. tommo & jonno. jesus gonsev. arnheim. sensible soccers and more.
more than a year after the release of their debut album mandar is back with an absolute stellar ep! two full sided loud cuts of pure club madness! string theory has summer vibes written all over it with strings reminiscent of pepe bradocks classic sunset anthem deep burnt. the flipside poisoned words is a sexy groover with a woman whispering poisonous words. mandar is raising the bar with this ep and shows that it s all about quality over quantity. must buy!
THE OTHER SIDE EP (MALL GRAB REMIX) (2018 REPRESS)
12" Vinyl UK28.05.18
london based duo silk 86 join the shall not fade family with the dance-floor fuelled the other side ep
silk 86 unleash three groovy. disco infused jams. accompanied by a mind blowing mall grab remix. 2018 repress housed in a white sleeve.
the fourth release in the modern underground music series: slices of underground house/beats/deepness from detroit & beyond. with tracks from melchior. slope 114. quelle chris and re-release of a rare chicago house gem from doc link. limited copies of this future classic.
three midnight rollers supplied by the mysterious guy incognito. complete with shuffling percussion. lo-fi echoed vocal snippets and soaring pads. tied together with dynamic basslines. as atmospheric. ethereal and incognito as you like.
handcrafted and remastered 2lp edition of move d s seminal masterpiece. originally released on source records in 1994. reissued by ava. records in 2018. all tracks recorded by david moufang at resource studio in 1994. except: -sandman-. recorded at the blue room in 1992. -trist- recorded at future planet in 1994. -seven- recorded at resource studio in 1993. armchair photographed by gabi kaiser. lossen foto heidelberg. arrangement and variations by move d. cebra and env. artwork re-creation by damiano von erckert for ava. records. thanks to juri bader. patrick forgacs. dve. götz gramlich. denise. dan. louis and pete.
real name takeshi fukushima. takecha has been a key figure within japan’s electronic music scene for decades and belongs to the same pioneering crew as soichi terada and shinichiro yokota. now in his mid- fifties. ‘deep soundscapes’ is an album encompassing fukushima’s sound with every track written by the producer between 1990 and 2013. intricate percussion and crystalline chords set the tone in ‘deep drive’ before a funky bassline joins serene synths in ‘midnight things’. appearing in soichi terada’s mix for resident advisor (under its promo title ‘deep loop c’). ‘gradual atmosphere’ is comprised of a galloping beat and saccharine chimes. ‘factory 141’ sees takecha demonstrate a murkier aesthetic. whilst ‘rhodes detox’ is a definitive example of takecha’s flair for expertly balancing elements within his productions. an homage to shufflepuck café... an old mac plus video game takecha would play on a black and white 9- inch monitor back in the day. ‘shufflepuck’ blends ghostly melodies with clicks. whirrs and pops. ‘calm imagination’ is a poignant affair from start to finish with its hypnotising atmosphere. contrasting to the more up-tempo ‘warm rondo’ with its soulful keys and purring low-end. tying it all together. ‘genuine innocence’ is a cut that takecha made two versions of. one with a solo from a pianist and another with more emphasis on the beat. the latter of which appears on this album.-
french producer & beat maker returns to star creature for his sophomore effort & follow up to last year’s well received hit. “air dancer ep-. this time he focuses on the dance floor with 4 cuts of mid & uptempo deep house flavor in the classic chicago meets paris sound. remix duties by hotmood.
losouls another picture label follows on from eps in 2017 by honesty and the label boss himself with a new two tracker by japanese artist sasaki hiroaki. the yotsume label owner is based in tokyo and his sleek sounds take cues from 80s new wave and look for a soulful vibe in electronic music. 2018 has already seen him release on open recordings and now he offers up some warm house rollers for another picture. ‘eo1 is eight minutes of rubbery drums and loose. scattered percussion. tumbling toms and clicks. dreamy chords light up the background and the whole thing drives ever deeper into the night. always evolving as it goes. on the flip. ‘plain song is just as heartfelt. but icy hi hats and metal stabs are more upright. getting you on your toes and keeping you there for another eight minutes of organic. authentic deep house bliss.
incl dl code. detroit swindle present ‘high life. their second studio album due on the 28th may on the duos own heist recordings. the heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their amsterdam studio in march 2017. and the release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the label. since forming in 2011. the dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm. taking cues from their passion for obscure records. with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul. dynamic live shows and dj sets afford them a packed touring schedule across the globe. whilst their label heist recordings is credited with consistently breaking new artists. the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music. with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach. combining our love for house. ambient and jazzy harmonics. making it a record interesting for the club. as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
the sixth release from the london-based sugarhouse imprint sees tekboys (label heads maurice jnr. jamie paul and seb miguel) bring forth a 4-tracker built for the floor. it’s already seen support from the likes of alex nut. bradley zero and bicep. amongst others. and looks primed to set alight basements and beach stages alike this summer. originating in 2015 with the much loved ‘magic mountain ep’ this low key. diy label has quietly been releasing hit after hit. alongside their much-coveted white label imprint ‘bouncin’. the guys from sugarhouse have picked up an impressive fanbase including bradley zero. alex nut. four tet. patrice scott. prosumer. kai alce and hunee to name just a few.
ursprünglich aus malaga in spanien stammend. ist carlo das neueste mitglied der suol familie und er bringt mit seiner tres ep ein paar dringend benötigte sommervibes in seine jetzige heimat berlin. bei carlos musik. die bereits bei größen wie moodyman und session victim anklang gefunden hat. dreht sich alles um dieses besondere gefühl. an einem sonnigen tag zu house zu tanzen – genau wie bei suols wöchentlichen hallo montag partys. bei denen über mehrere monate mit gefühlt endlosen dj sets unter freiem himmel unsere liebesgeschichte mit carlo begann. her mit dem sommer!
‘lillygood party!’ is the brand new bbe compilation from highly respected swiss dj alex attias. taking its name from a party he runs in his native lausanne. lillygood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label. now on its 4th release. refecting the music he plays at the clubnight. ‘lillygood party!’ is packed with funk. disco. deep house and boogie bullets from across the globe. “the idea is to present not only rare or difcult tracks to fnd. simply good grooves for people to play out. or listen to at home.”
from rare japanese disco gems. through spiritual jazz. to genre defying sounds from broken-beat cohorts kaidi tatham and dego. ‘lillygood party!’ takes a unique trip inside the musical mind of one of dance music’s true nonconformists.
alex attias got his start in back in ’88 playing funk. house. jazz. and disco. as well as producing under various monikers such as mustang. freedom soundz or beatless. moving to london in ’97 he started his ‘visions’ label and found himself at the epicentre of the emerging west london ‘broken beat’ scene which grew around his studio at goya. releases on people. planet e. ubiquity. neroli. archive and compost followed. as well as remixes for incognito. 4hero. ennio morricone. sun ra. art blakey. roni size and laurent garnier among others.
next up on apollo is a stunning double header lp between crate-digger. dj and producer glenn astro and cologne dj and producer hodini aka hulk hodn. boasting out electronic explorations and jazz patterns. turquoise tortoise‘ is a masterful. unique concotion that infuses future soul experiments into detroit influenced house. broken beat and even technoid up tempo percussions rounded up with classic boom bap sounds.
throughout ibadan records deeply-rooted new york history and its ongoing transcendent surge into the future. there are certain special moments in house music history to acknowledge. this brings us to our 138th ibadan records installment by kerri chandler. kerri chandler was one of the many artists who benefited from jerome sydenhams artistic direction. the two initially met in 1991. when sydenham was a part of the a&r team that signed chandlers debut single to atlantic records. after sydenham founded ibadan records in 1995. the two collaborated on several groundbreaking projects that stand as a testament to house music history and to their long-lasting friendship. chandlers early career evolved through illustrious house remixes and productions. tracks like drink on me. shoe-b-doo. while were young and aint that a bitch truly exemplify the trailblazing and original innovative spirit of kerri chandler and the birth of his signature sound. presenting new york chronicles vol. ii
after a very noticed releases on labels such as roots for bloom or rutilance recordings. last offspring of britany terroir. mara lakour. duo of exiled producers in paris sign here a killer set of deep house music jewel. this ep is completed by a remix of a well-known artist in the deep techno scene. havantepe. pressed as usual with qualitative mastering. heavy bass lines and emotional synths.
we are happy to welcome two new artists to rose records on our first real split record. rose 12 brings two pieces from chassé. the duo from belgium adds round bass and piano to send two deep and warm tracks into the game. on the other side. which is rose 13. you find two more crazy tracks which unite funky vocals with guitars – both from gledd a recent nice and surprising discovery for us from italy. we feel that the combination of both sides represent rose perfectly – a deep and funky mix.
YOU BETTER GIVE UP EP (FEAT KOSME REMIX) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl. 180 g UK22.05.18
flux003 lands spring 2018. 180gram limited edition vinyl (no digital) with cover artwork from laura zhang. straight out of coastal bordeaux. laroze is back on flux with another collection of floor-focussed cuts. joining him on remix duties this time is fellow frenchman kosme. who s been making waves with his residency at lyon s esteemed le sucre club alongside the likes of agoria and laurent garnier. following on from flux002. larozes style is typically packed with energy and verve. using the classic us house framework as a launch-pad to bring his sound to contemporary dance-floors across europe.
gene hunt is one of the few producers from the original wave of trax records signees that still flies the flag for chicago house with as much gusto as when he started. this is his second trip out on inner shift music. and it finds the us house veteran on impeccable form. -kayla dream- is a light. airy jacker defined by amorphous synth washes that match the mellow mood of the label. -distant voyage- is a truly standout track though. dealing in crooked rhythmic structures and channelling the techno side of hunt s muse. -open up your eyes- maintains the introspective mood. but this time welcomes some soulful vocal turns into the adventurous. machine-powered landscape.
wewillalwaysbealovesong is proud to welcome lance d (legwork) for his magnificent debut ep on the label. no remixes only originals . proper deep house only. dj support: dj yellow. folamour john beltran. chaos in the cbd. kosme. ponty mython munk