victor simonelli opens up the vaults once more to unlock groove committee s dirty games , the follow up to the seminal i want you to know . taking the blueprint from his timeless house classic, simonelli reworked the bassline for this 92 follow up whilst holding onto that sublimely simple yet powerful chord progression, one that never fails to put a smile on the face. add in a helping of swung hats and crunched up shakers and this is a classic by anyone s standards. the vocals - a charged up, evocative warning to a mistreating lover - fit the nyc garage house rhythm so perfectly and deliver a raw emotion to the track. next up the dubb mix kicks off with the accapella vocals laid bare in all their glory, before that piano progression lays the path for the full force of dirty games to make its impact. there s more space between the vocals in this dub mix, allowing simonelli s production prowess room to breathe. a surefire spine tingler from start to finish. on the b side, simonelli offers up his 1993 re-edit, extending, elongating and beefing up certain elements to captivate audiences all over again. closing out the e.p. is groove committee s 93 track i wana hold you produced in collaboration with glenn sweety g toby - it follows that same garage house shuffling rhythm, with soul-laden organs and paula brion s killer vocals. another much welcomed reissue of some of victor simonelli s most sought after tracks, remastered by the man himself for a new generation of listeners.
after 5 years from their last album released on bosconi records, the clover’s trio comes back on their own label with a three track ep dedicated to the dance floor.
quantized tribalism melts with jupiter’s sounds in “pulsing particles”. while in “emanation”, past and present feelings alternate through chants and synthesizers sitting on a solid funky groove.
“separated at birth” is the theme of the b-side, the minimalism of the original track is stretched by horror inc. (aka akufen, perlon) in a rare 9 minutes melodic drone with broken beat and thriller-ish like strings. a gem you can’t miss!
the clover are back on the market, ready to play with a brand new liveset!
the debut release of uk dj duo “secretsundaze” on mule musiq. james priestley&giles smith delivered two modern deep house versions and one melodic ambient version. it’s all-round for house music lover.
sl011 is on its way! to celebrate our most beloved format we mix the old and new and bring together three artists we ve just taken on board with regular sl artist joey kay from chicago. special artists, special audience, special music, special release: 180 copies, 180 grams. nothing more. nothing less. pandilla ltd opens up the feast on the a side. a collective of three portuguese artists, this trio of producers-composers made a name for themselves through their distinctive minimalist approach to music. and what better way to introduce them than the very title of their track: -you get to know-. do meet the guys and enjoy. chicago resident joey kay was already with on sl001 and sl003. but why would we stop? here he is again with some new gems. joey s been producing quality and selective underground house music since the 80s, giving us each time delightful hints of what good chicago underground truly sounds like, far away from seasonal trends and close to his own philosophy instead. open up your ears and heart, as joey will be -trying 2 reach u- with his beautiful ode to the golden age of house music. the end is just the beginning, people. flip the record, start again, and let tommy guide you. tommy vicari jnr is an underground music hero well known for his singular and very unique sound. tommy plays by his own rules and tastes. he produces and releases tommy s kind of sounds and tommy s kind of sounds only, regardless how of far he needs to push the boundaries of his musical world to find the right beat and hit. -decided- is sl011 punchy bassline banger, in case you thought of falling asleep between both sides. for don t forget: true dancers always dance. almost the end, we know, but dry your tears, we re not there yet, no, no. harrison bdb aka harry weber is here with us for the last stretch and a final sonic hug - one to remember -. harrison s immersive approach to deep house has earned the man his credit, solidly grounded in the finest and deepest selections. the kind of selection, in fact, that d make anyone want that record again. mind you, this is probably what this last track -going back- is telling to do. ready? flip!
houses in motion returns after a short hiatus with him005. a five track solo mission from him’s newest family member and melbourne mainstay, ryan berkeley. ushering you down the glistening nebulas of the milky way, smack bang into the middle of his much-anticipated first ep.
vä,stkransen records are proud to release the debut ep of stockholm s house savants hk. the main project of hampus ribbing and kristoffer banks, hk have garnered attention for their dynamic and unpredictable live sets. having spent five years in the studio engineering their deep and mesmerizing grooves, the duo now surfaces with “a kind of love ep”, featuring three original tracks and a remix from french wunderkind and d.ko head flabaire.
on the a-side, hk begins with the melancholic but captivating “a kind of love”. the duo then goes deeper on the hypnotizing, yet dancefloor-oriented, “hiccup”. on the flipside, flabaire presents a dreamy and jazz-inspired remix of “a kind of love”, after which hk sums up the ep with “angry bird”, a percussion-infused take on the rougher deep house sound.
with his fourth outing on into the woods recordings, maheras delivers “tartessos,” a nod to his roots in greece and a journey into dancefloor dub that continues into the woods’ tradition for moody and effective dancefloor tools.
“tartessos” sets the mood of this ep with risers and chord stabs that delay across a four to the floor bass line and kick pattern. maheras allows the reverb space to build here here, creating atmosphere that builds slowly until the chords drop halfway through and bring an ethereal mood to a peak.
on the flip roman flugel delivers an outstanding remix that doubles down on the delays and pushes into more traditional dub tech territory. flugel divides and multiplies musical elements across a live mixing desk, through effects chains and back to a mix that maintains the momentum of the original rhythm but amplifies the flutters and flourishes.
nebraska pays tribute to the records that inspired him in the early 90s. original samples from various songs by his favourite hip hop production crew are re-presented in fresh combinations and at new tempos. crisp and crunchy.
politics of dancing continue to expand their horizons with another round of collaborative wares on their p.o.d cross sublabel. once again they ve invited big hitters who slip perfectly into the minimal house mindset the parisian label has been locked in since 2013, leading with cab drivers on the a side. the deep-diving german mainstays gel with the pod crew in a tightly clipped but utterly funked up roller, sitting in contrast to the more open, tripped out synth flourishes sebo k brings to the table on side b. with each track distinctive but also compatible, there s every chance you ll be compelled to play both out at the late night / early morning shuffled-up jamboree.
jovonn returns to his body ndeep label to release the album timeless, his first since blaque house released on code red back in 2009. with releases on such labels as clone, apollonia and dogmatik the last few years, jovonn set up his body ndeep label in 2017 to release tracks from himself and other like-minded producers. the album focusses on the deeper side of house and jovonns trademark new jersey house sound, with contributions by patrick mangan (violin) on hesperia soul and cassioware on turnin me out.
fresh names to visionquest, but certainly not new to the game, more than material is the promising new project between two bonafide french selector statesmen who collectively boast decades of dancefloor and studio science: jedsa soundorom and gauthier dm. launching their new alias earlier this year on zingiber audio, their signature has been tangible from the off, deep weighted grooves, warm dynamics and total immersion.
physician by day, musician by night, moonlighter makes his production debut after steadily holding down rocksteady disco labelmate duties. “give us rain (ah mila)” begins the 12” beautifully, blending ethereal african samples with moonlighter’s own melodic and percussive performance. “kinematic” kicks off the flip on a more cosmic and techy tip, with bubbly synth stabs and drums. “a certain average kind of normal experience” closes out this opus with a massive peak hour bassline, emotive synthesis, and a vocal sample from everybody’s favorite uk philosopher. the moonlighter ep is a culmination of his diverse production and digging ethos by blending the percussive with the melodic, the peak hour with the subdued, and the head with the heart.
back in 1995 while living on the west coast, at the peak of the rave experience, dj spun and dhyan moller recorded a bunch of live tracks, without any sequencer, all direct to cassettes. spun aka jason drummond, reached out last spring after rediscovering all the cassettes and asked us if wed be interested in releasing some of the tunes. jason shipped us the cassettes and after a good transferring session, we decided we had to release all the tracks under a 3lp set. this stuff is fire. we still love dj spun and dhyan moller!
powel returns to all day i dream with an ep that perfectly encapsulates the label s emotive sound. beautiful and dreamy journeys to close your eyes to and float. ever the perfectionist powel’s tracks have been heard at the events in various revised forms until, finally, he was happy. that makes us happy too. if you’re expecting peak time bangers please move on immediately. however, if you love tinkling bells, smooth flourishes of emotion and great beats then you’ve come to the right place.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. number 3 in the series kicks off on a proper old-school tip with cls mammoth can you feel it from 1991, a collaboration between todd terry and benji candelerio cls made a huge and lasting impression with this euphoric and anthemic slab of dancefloor madness. instantly recognisable from it s ravey riff and funky drum programming, file this one under rave classic ! over on the flip side we have south street player s smoothed out (who) keeps changing your mind? , a rolling and deep jam from roland clark and george morel that came out in 1993. this one s some lights down, honest to god soulful house music, skipping garage drums and that organ driven groove offer the perfect vehicle for clark s gorgeous vox to soar over. yet another set of absolutely essential sr cuts from the archive! remastered with love by optimum mastering, bristol from original master sources. made in conjunction with strictly rhythm 2018.
collectors item! yes, one hundred! wow! morris audio s 100th release is a milestone for one of the most productive labels from switzerland. morris audio started 18 years ago, the sublabel morris audio citysport 15 years ago. with a total of more than 150 releases, the labels have been making their marks by presenting different types of electronic music, from techno to minimal to deep house with everything in between. combining established producers and youngsters, morris audio has an impressive artist roaster. remember the likes of dub taylor, jackmate, hakan lidbo, burnski, till von sein, kris wadsworth, iron curtis, oli furness, dash dude, tom ellis & leif or brame just to name a few? the label has been club and home entertainment for years and we celebrate this 100th release with two parts of well crafted tech/house tunes. part 2 is -global house- and features zito mowa (south africa), homeboy shaka (switzerland), and morris lads souichiro masutomi (japan) and italia 90 (uk).
upcoming french producer matthieu faubourg, who has worked extensively with guys like dj boring and black loops, is firing up this heavy 12- on -smile for a while.- stripped down house bangers all the way - from more laid-back, synth-oriended stuff over to some 90s-tingled house groover, ending up with a frantic 6 a.m. anthem on the b-side this ep is all you need to keep your floor dancing till the end of the year...
executive producers: brett wilcots, jim stivers & graham carlton produced by kevin dixon & frank youngwerth / a1 mixed by larry heard originally released in 1990 / official repress 2018 groovin recordings licensed courtesy of brett wilcots
ltd repress! club style is the pseudonym used by 2 all-time chicago legends, a truly all-star line up on this record, that s right, the pairing of paul johnson and robert armani. say no more really. crazy wild is a 4 tracker of infectious, grooved out, jacking and tough house jams, both producers fingerprints are all over this one. narcotic, driving drum machines, phased out loops, armour piercing claps and basement trembling basslines are all over this ep, originally released in 1994. this one s a bit of a cult release from dm, collectors and freaks rating it highly. as usual it s a tough one to try and track down, changing hands for some hard earned cash too. this is the first time crazy wild has ever been reissued in full, just as it was originally released in 1994, complete with original dance mania label artwork. 100% legit, reissued in conjunction with dance mania records, chicago il and parris mitchell. don t sleep.
things tend to move in circles until they are complete. such is the case with wph ten-8. when fcl released their ‘cherry pie e.p.’ on kai alcé’s ndatl label it was already decided that kai alcé would find a home on wph as well. and with his absolutely stunning string of remixes of recent years in mind it made sense to ask kai to take up remix duties for a new fcl release. . the result is a release that oozes soul all over. the original track is fcl’s ‘let’s make a track and have great singers aka lady linn and gustaph singing about house music’-moment and kai’s remix is…well…simply another amazing slice of soul from the man that can do no wrong. it’s house music…as you should know it.
lost in a big bag of cassette tapes in an attic in wales, this archive of works contains 11 original tracks recorded over a 25 year period by dj guy. taken from the original cassettes, remastered and cut to vinyl, they are finally given the release they deserve and are a testament to the talent of one of the uks most gifted producers, cardiff’s guy evans.
vinyl & limited run cassette only.
welcome to exotic robotics :)
manchester’s ciggy de la noche makes his debut on lobster sublabel distant hawaii with a four-tracker of warm, sunlit bumpin’ house groovers. waterfalls of cascading synth strings and dreamy, tender instrumentation drift and dance alongside more steady, playful late-night grooves. an infectious offering of kaleidoscopic house patterns and summer vibes.
der leipziger produzent m.ono hat nicht nur bereits tracks auf labels wie dirt crew und defected rausgebracht, sondern ist vor wenigen monaten auch schon auf suol äußert geschmackvoll in erscheinung getreten mit seiner wunderbar sonnigen nummer -waffelhaus- auf der -hallo montag- ep. höchste zeit also für seine erste eigene platte auf suol – hier kommt die -mountain game- ep.
finally a new sampler on siena! this time on 3.0 a broad range of sounds from funk to techno. the a-side starts with a smooth summer jam by griffy hildalgo. perfect to start a roadtrip! tetelepta & gerressen teamed up to fill out the a2 with their raw sampling house joint. for the techno heads among us, yes, the b sides delivered it. b1 start with bas amro with his emotional melodies and deep grooves. the closing track for this ep is by ben buitendijk, who delivered a true masterpiece for detroit techno lovers - don’t miss it!
this album is a curve ball. mr. g is showcasing some of his deep and sample oriented works on “a part of me vol.2”. a touching collection of tracks taking the listener into the depths of the uk based artist’s perception.
after a short pause, arthur returns with a new six-tracker ep on private persons. art crime is one of the more enigmatic figures in the moscow music scene. arthur recorded four solid releases on prominent record labels like w.t. records, crème organization, phonica records and pinkman. piercing, emotional and energetic, the releases became distinguishable dance floor heaters.
repress 2018, finally, i was able to be re-united with my father, rick (poppa) howard, in the studio again. he had two thoughts about the selections on this particular vinyl piece: >can your love find its way< is the track that laid out, and also, that he believed us to be blessed both in being reunited, and in what we were there to do. as my father continually offers me a knowledge that takes me time (sometimes years) to understand, i am very proud to offer this release to the world.
after his much acclaimed how is club 246 (quintessentials 59) some months ago, our detroit maestro and non stop producer is back! we love javonntte as he covers everything from live and direct cuts to smooth deep house tunes as you will hear on his private party ep. no big fuss just pure house music! are you invited to javonnttes private party?
late night techno, deep house, ambient soundscapes, introspective electro and sci-fi soundtracks with strong influence from the music of detroit and chicago. obscure australian imprint offworld records reactivates after a 21-year hiatus to issue the still tomorrow ep by producer tim jackiw as a label follow-up to the rare science of sound vol 1 touted as one of the best deep techno 12inch singles of the 1990s, reissued in 2016 on the recondite label and now highly sought after by collectors worldwide. a series of archival dat and tape recordings produced in tim’s adelaide-based home studio during the same mid-90’s period as science of sound and the recent memory feedback release on slow life berlin, this 6-track extended play 12inch covers a broad spectrum of electronic sounds including late night techno, deep house, ambient soundscapes, introspective electro and sci-fi soundtracks with strong infl uence from the music of detroit and chicago.
a deep and melodic 4 track ep. mind stretch featuring a bubbling delayed synth with a resonating percussion pattern, a dark and beautiful house cut. low knee cutter a playful sub bass pulse, a dubbed and delayed loop obsession made for big room systems. estuaries a deep sub bass line and clear references to the dub techno tradition, features maltz on a piano solo on this hypnotic track. messin around you a textural journey with a deep drum foundation, a swirling combination blending samples from older works, fusing them into a new musical statement.
as summer sets into fall, we deliver an ep that functions like one of those lights-on hand-clappers you get when the djs been asked to kill the music at the end of a long, sweaty night but for the season. its a last-ditch effort to keep the sun shining and the temperature high, a final bid to keep the days starting early and ending late. we know the inevitable is around the corner, but for a moment more we can pretend its not.
limited orange tape version max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.” all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
limited gold tape version max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors. all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
detroit house veteran norm talley presents his 1st release on the playground label with the freeman’s path ep. on the a-side, “the people” is a raw mid-tempo ride with spoken word. on the flip, “set my people free” is a flute & percussion driver. “horny dubz” is a powerful 90’s groove!
rob belleville is a producer from the netherlands. his music can be found in the same space as producers such as arne weinberg, microworld, sean deason and drivetrain. he is know for moving between ambient electronica and atmospheric techno sounds, always warm and well produced. this release is no different, as here we have two very special tracks with the same integrity as anything rob has written in the past. on the a side we ve got implacable force which features a driving techno foundation and washy synths, interwoven for perfect headspace. the second track in is sungazing, which takes you into a more lazy groove with swirling, warm pads and more good drum programming. the b side features rise n shine and sands of time, both blurring the line between deep house and techno, with a fine balance between the melodic textures and tech house percussion. if you like atmospheric, melodic textures and quality music in general, this one is for you.
jimpsters last release burning up showed a slightly different string to his bow, delivering a driving electronic jam which married a speaker wobbling analogue bassline with jacking, disco-tinged beats. while we wait for the remix package which includes stunning interpretations from bawrut, charles webster and telfort he has been busy cooking up three original tracks which make up the curve ep.
marcellus pittman s is back with his second ep of 2018 on his own unirhythm records. the jewel here is pittman s 2007 acidic masterpiece -there s somebody out there- getting the edit treatment from chicago s jamie 326, who whips the original into a hypnotic bender. -something like (a dream)- is an upbeat key-driven vocal house cut in pittman s flowing style with bits of vocals floating over the mix. -breathe beat- is a low key bouncer stripped down to the raw elements with floating synths hovering over a minimal shuffling beat
surely one of the finest operators in the uk underground, miles atmospheric released his last album under his own name miles sagnia back in 2014, and now he finally returns to the long player format to unfurl his vision of deep, driving techno. this time he s appearing on finale sessions, and it s the perfect home for his thoughtfully sculpted cuts. there are more outwardly mellow moments such as mensura, and the utterly gorgeous-peace but there is also plenty of space afforded to the sharper end of his creative transmissions. elysium is a dense, rippling throwdown that touches on many different aspects of contemporary house and techno, while rise offers up a refreshing variation on the acid house template. once again, miles atmospheric demonstrates why he s such a vital, if sometimes overlooked, force in the uk underground
the latest release on nicetraxuk sees danny ward share wax space with jcub under his dubble d alias. ward is best known as moodymanc, a long-standing figure in the uk house scene, and he s on especially strong form with evans above, where gorgeous strings and meandering live bass cascade around a journeying beat in mesmerising fashion. for those wanting the same musical delights but in a more club ready format, the subtly fired-up club dub on the flip should be just the ticket. meanwhile jcubs mestizo beats- reappears after an outing on the last nicetraxuk release, this time remixed by deeper-than-deep stalwart tony lionni with scintillating results
rnt savors the last bit of summer with a deep-n-sexy offering from nebraska on the usin me- single, out now on the razor-n-tape reserve imprint. londoner ali gibbs tweaks a soulful sample with signature finesse part disco, part house all vibes! aided and abetted by an electro-funk 808-heavy remix from lovebirds, a dark and stormy take by the revenge, and a standout slow-burning mix from dj nature, we can say for certain you ll be usin this record, indeed.
the modern master of subliminal deep house is back with a new album. galcher lustwerk has rightly earned a sterling reputation for his understated, always entrancing approach to 4/4 grooves. after last year s dark bliss lp and recent diversions via his road hog alias, he s offering up eight heavy-lidded cuts to suit the smokers as much as the dancers. get blissed out in the sax-licked delights of skits like -blue lotus- or lock into the mellow raps and steady-ticking rhythms of see you when i see you 200% galcher goes down smooth from start to finish, like all good albums should.
our own organisation is a special collaboration project from tetrode s own specter and downbeat s josè rico. the deep, hypnotic, relentless songs through the whole ep make this a great addition to neroli s catalogue!
aussie house maestro, matt meler debuts on house puff with a tasty club-focused four track release. the a-side kicks of with -the looker- full of freq d n filtered stabs and pads that ll get the juices flowing. a2 strips a few layers off for a hypnotic bumper, -rub- a-dub-. incognito cognito, thumps us with a heavy hearted groove with etherial textures and psychedelic atmospheres. closing out the b-side is - nice things-, saturated with classic deep influences, wonky lfo s and hats for days. wrap your head around this all class ep.
after a string of acclaimed eps on heist, dirt crew and quartet series, amsterdams nachtbraker presents when you find a stranger in the alps, his first longplayer on his own quartet series imprint. format: 2x12inch / 2lp album, full hq sleeve, download card, sticker
having firmly established himself as one of the most exciting djs and producers currently working in contemporary electronic music, baltra returns to of paradise with his “can’t explain it” ep, a kaleidoscopic and dazzling journey through the heart and soul of raw and hazy house music. “can’t explain it” comes packaged in a paper sleeve complete with special illustrated artwork and sticker.
2018 repress of nu guinea’s outstanding ‘world’ ep – the neapolitan duo is set to release new material on tartelet later in the year as part of the labels 10 th anniversary. the beautifully dislocated bougainvilles live lays out some warm analogue textures across a live percussion base, while the vocal edit of title track nu world ploughs a similar furrow to obscure 80’s afro-disco, with rich musical synth work over a pacey afro groove and undeniable jazz-funk flair. the flute mix passes over the vocal refrain from mix one and just gets down and wigs-out on those solos - an absolute killer! exotica dance club sounds like herbie visited the salsoul studios with his banks of analogue gear and jammed out into the small hours, as we head home on the beatless outro, all synth washes and lavish ear candy.
*** check b2: !!! *** bath-come-london party purveyors, origins, take to channelling some of their creativity into the creation of their own origins label. at the helm for the debut release is bristolian up-and-comer tommosini. having heard move d unleash the beauty of another dimension at freerotation last year, origins knew they had to find out who the mastermind behind this deep house gem was and the rest, they say, is history. another dimension transports you through the galaxies via a combination of dreamy pads, crisp percussion, full-bodied bass and those sensual deep tinged vocals. future classic in the making. the a2 i dont stop carries on the u.s flavoured deep house with a vocal house track that wouldn t be out of place coming from the shores of chicago masterfully intertwining a bumping bassline, soft organs and those introspective, luscious vocals. flip it over and you re treated to two interpretations of another dimension. first up fellow bristol bass badboy, hodge, serves up a signature remix, chopping the vocals and layering them behind a pounding kick and machine gun percussion to give that bass heavy flavour hes become so well known for. deadbeat steps up to close out the ep with a heavyweight techno rework of the original, complete with hypnotic bleeps, phased hats, and intermittent sub bass goodness, all tied together with a driving kick to give a real industrial feel to the remix.
raam continues his deep house exploration with ep ”unfinished diary”. the ep is packed with yearning pads and tender chord work that collides with dirty beats and deep basslines that creates that special melancholy but yet raw feeling.
you may not have heard the name jackson almond before, but you will have likely heard some of his music. having released on wotnot back in 2013 under the name real, with a flurry of eps, remixes and bootlegs under this name and as part of duo boean (on bbe, warner, xvi & slowfoot among others), jackson has been delighting ears for a while now, with a particular knack for balancing hooks and earworms with original ideas and creative production. this ep began life as a series of headphone jams written when jackson was living outside of the city in self-imposed exile, tuning into the goings on in dance music from an external position. it was then polished into dancefloor gems at the wotnot studio at the total refreshment centre. the music reflects this, with the sonic palette reflecting lo-fi and outsider house, but with a warmth, depth and musicality specific to his own personal situation.
london based artist doppelate is next up on x-kalay and debuts on the label with a four tracker of detroit house inspired club jams. having initially caught our attention with his records for our friends over at lets go swimming we’re super excited to provide the platform for his next release.
something (new and) special this way comes.
dj simbad launches his new imprint modern dialect. the first release is fred p & smbd - mantras for the travelling souls (vol.1).
real authentic house music from two visionary producers who have first met a decade ago in nyc. if you’ve ever found yourself lost in a theo parrish, dj qu or moodyman vortex, you’ll be all over this.
***vinyl only***the 9th edition of ( djebali ) presents is here, and it features a number of new and forward-thinking artists3 superb tracks delivered the italian duo jonny n travis ! it comes as usual with a remix of the previous artist on the label : chris stussy !
londons silverlining turns in another two underground bombs on this sought-after label, this time with two tracks never released before on vinyl. a paradoxical insistance is fresh from 2018, with his trademark skip and depth, while turn, turn, turn employs the spokenword talents of canada s effluence with trippy bleeps and cavernous stabs. like all releases on the label, the tracks have been mastered to tape, and cut onto deliciously chunky 180g vinyl.
repress with new cover print! 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.
fun key grooves, moving basslines spiced up with pads of dubbie vibes. the journey continues with 4 tunes of deep fun from the cab crew. a warm welcome to noah skelton & youandewan. can u stand those goodies too ? :o) peace
wow, how time flies. i can’t believe i am putting out record number five already. this release comes from star of the future adam pits. i have known adam for a long time as he was a few years below me at school and then proceeded to go to uni in leeds like i did. he is from the same crew as breaka, and there must be something in the water up there because these guys and the rest of their mates are producing the best shit in town right now. it is a privilege to put out adam’s first piece of wax because these two tunes are dynamite from start to finish. all three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. they want big sound systems and dark rooms. close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
it s been a while since rampa aimed for collective affection, providing -the touch-. his current -sunday- ep, counting as the keinemusik catalogue number km045, somehow continues this sort of sonic caress.
jonny rock a familiar face on the london house and disco scenes is recognized by many for working behind the counter at phonica records & blackmarket records during the 00s and as the dude for playing the guitar in freaks project. rock skillfully joins the dots between the old school house, underground disco and boogie vibes in a party setting.
PACHO (INCL. PABLO BOLIVAR AND PHILLIPP GONZALES REMIXES) (2 TRACKS VINYL ONLY + 180GR)
12" Vinyl D18.09.18
bondage music label-founders pornbugs return to the imprint this september with their ‘pacho’ ep, backed with remixes from pablo bolivar and phillipp gonzales. leipzig/berlin based duo pornbugs make a welcome return to their own label here with two new original cuts, ‘pacho’ opens the package with stripped-back drums, a bulbous bass line and choppy piano chords running alongside a bubbling arpeggio lead and tension building stab sequences. pablo bolivar’s rawmake of pacho follows, edging things into deeper territory with dropped tempo dusty drums, airy pads and an amalgamation of wandering, resonant synth lines. the second half of the release, pencilled for release as vinyl only features another original from pornbugs, entitled ’larica’ and featuring a similar aesthetic to the lead with fluttering dubby chords, a refined drum groove and unfolding atmospherics carrying the groove before label regular phillipp gonzales turns in his remix to complete the package, taking things in a more raw direction with heavily swung crunchy drums, pulsating filtered stabs and billowing vocal murmurs.
japanese artist - tominori hosoya has been releasing on a good deal of underground deep house / techno vinyl labels such as deepartsounds, mixx records and minuendo recordings, though this will be his first album on his own th pressing imprint which is only 5 releases deep but is already a firm favourite for the likes of titonton duvante, keith worthy, hiroshi watanabe & jimpster
vox populi field works vol.ii is the second part of a broader project entitled ‘field works’, in which the label travels to different locations in the world in order to collect sounds, eventually creating an archive of some of the finest and humblest musical traditions. inspired by academic methods proper to ethnomusicology and ethnography, this project’s aim is to showcase the diversity of our human cultural heritage, which is threatened by accelerated globalization and homogenization of the worldwide musical spectrum.
this record is the result of a twenty-day trip to japan. led by anthropologist and label founder fred scharf and his vox populi records crew, this is the second instalment on the ‘field works’ series. this 12’’ vinyl release is a collection of field recordings, jam sessions, studio recordings, street soundscapes, religious rituals, fighting championships and wedding ceremonies, all of which were remixed and reinterpreted by japan blues, tim karbon, hiroaki oba & shizka (aka inoue shirabe), delivering tracks whose core represents a wide array of traditional japanese sounds.
following the late night swing of javonntte’s hm002, hardmatter uncovers another detroit talent for their third offering: malik alston. in his first vinyl release in several years, the rebirth ep explores a spiritual jazz soundscape with all of the verve of the city’s trusted sound. beside the soulful ballad of “love changes” featuring evan on guitar, the record’s lead song, “i am”, focuses on malik’s signature instrumentation and live improvisation. the track is a seven minute collaboration between craig huckaby, howard wazeerud-din ii and hardmatterís own zapata, who complement malik’s gospel-inspired vocals, the first time he has sung on a track in four years.
13th hour records presents its second offering on wax: a three track v/a exploring the murkiest depths of the house spectrum.
tbilisi stalwart hamasuki opens up the a-side with his synth-heavy, vocal-laden track “you as ronnie,” a cosmic trance-tinged epic sure to move the spellbound late-nightfloor. following in the a2 slot is up-and- coming bristolian derijk with “the realm,” a true deep house belter nodding heavily to the piano anthems of the early 90’s – heavy hitting kicks and meltingly melodic keys abound. and last but very much not least is brooklyn local m. vaughan, taking the b-side all to himself with “jupiter ballad,” a layered masterpiece of haunting vocals, fluttering percussion and muddy basslines.
WHITE SEDAN (GLENN ASTRO & HODINI / WERK (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D17.09.18
the german jazz quintet fazer releases the 12inch white sedan with two remixes by glenn astro & hodini (apollo, ninja tune, tartelet, money sex etc.) and werkha (tru thoughts). the band appeared on the map in march with their self-released debut album mara.
this single is very special for visions recordings as we see a fresh collaboration between alex attias and luman child, two swiss artists reunited for the first time.alex proposed luman child a collaboration after listening to his music. then they met and talked about music , visions, influences, method of work and decided straight away to work together without knowing each other well and pushing them outside their comfort zone. they are both very happy with the resultjalex attias has been in the music for many years producing, remixing many great artists and djing all over the world. at the moment alex is about to release a compilation on bbe records ( lillygood party !) , plus a couple of remixes are on the way and he s also preparing other singles for his label visions .luman child produced in 2017 a killer first album with german label solid ground still available on a neo soul hip hop tip. he reached number 11 in the uk soul charts. as a musician and bass player luman child had a few collaborations with ferry ultra, gogo music and marc mac 4 hero.the project they present here is very organic soulful and musical. this single hold two killer tunes for the listener and the dancers.the a side is a 125 bpm disco jazz funk killer jam with live bass, fender rhodes and vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people keeping a smile on your face. its simply groovy and goes on and on for 10 minutes of pure disco pleasure.the b side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by mr ayers vibes and sounds . the rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the moog bassline is round and fat. accompanied both track by fender rhodes and dope keyboards sounds, this one will definitely find place in dj boxes for those who play and love soulful music with an open mind. groovy , warm and soulful at his best.
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lobster theremin mints its 50th core release with main lobster, route 8, returning after a three year hiatus. having flown round the world taking his deep, groove-heavy brand of emotional house to a spectrum of countries, route 8’s introspective studio process has produced his finest work to date. a varied body of house works that segues from early chicago to bumpin french touch, serious cafe del mar lounge & trumpet vibes and some seriously spacey synth work with a trance-y edge. the full route 8 package. get ready for tears in the rain.