with brighton being the spiritual birthplace of the london based anti skate label, it only felt right for them to finally have a proper release from a local talent. tech support’s output has seen releases on the likes of homage & astropical tapes, as well as a busy year of djing up and down the country. “excursion” is the dreamy playful opener that everyone needs to be prescribed in the morning, and not surprisingly, jesse bru has done an amazing job at turning it over its head quite intricately with a bit of detroit flavourings to go with it. the b-side is nothing short of special with the exciting piano keys and vocals on “praise” making it a boat party must-have. last but not least, the namesake “friends” is the butterfly-inducing club closer that’s been shown love by the likes of dan shake, lovebirds and laurence guy.
only one music proudly presents one of house music s anthems - the gathering aka chez damier, chris carrier & jef k - in my system! we are very happy to re-issue the most wanted jef k remix!
it will be a one sided special release. many thanks to chez, chris and jef!
after a little break, colt music is back with a double separate release featuring tracks contributed by friends and family, all the way from madrid to offenbach and berlin. featuring the mysterious berlin duo die augen, offenbach s finest markus sommer, felix kluge, tom ries and robin stern, and madrid local heroes javier moreno, pohl, canetti and joackin.
solaronemusic introduces their new -techno city series-. focused on citys around the world, which have given their contribution to the electronic music scene, the series will start with the leading motor city detroit. the first release will be from the mysterious detroit underground collective scan 7. after releases for underground resistance, tresor, derrick may s transmat and their own label cratesavers the collective now debuts on solaronemusic. the release comes with 3 funky dance floor classics and one hypnotic killer remix by the exaltics.
legwork’s footage series enlists two up-and-comers from the san francisco bay area. sepehr is a regular dj on the sf club and warehouse scene, making waves in early 2018 on the honey soundsystem label. justin lives and works across the bay in oakland, and can be found at many of the same parties. bottom line is you’ll be hearing more from these two in the future. raw detroit-style house is order here, with a remix from legwork hq of justin’s offering.
ltd coloured vinyl, classic of 1991 produced by john beltran and mark wilson! unmistakable detroit house sound of that period, all completed with a great carl craig remix ...another future classic on flash forward!
waajeed is proud to present strength, a cathartic ep on his own imprint, dirt tech reck. for this four-track package hes enrolled three detroit natives to collaborate ideeyah provides soulful vocals whilst jon dixon and jay daniel offer two diverse remixes. a detroit dream team, if you will. the title track is a radiant, melodic groover that looks to the sky for inspiration. ideeyahs lyrics battle with self-doubt, searching for solace in the harmonies around them, yet her vocals exude pure power. for his own string mix, waajeed elevates the delicate sentiment of the original to a sun-drenched dose of uplifting house. additionally, waajeed will perform across 17 dates for an extended tour between august and october this year, including shows at the legendary sub club in glasgow and movement festival torino. strength is the first of two singles from his full lp called from the dirt
molly s new record for groovement is a blissful 4 track ep, a journey between solar andunar moods to be played on different environments in clubs or at home.needs- ep is built on elegant drum grooves - strut of the new french house wave - intertwined with akind of nocturnal fred p vibe and subtle detroit-esque astral sounds. if going deeper in electronic music history one can even hear echoes of early svek releases.
detroit’s d-records is back with the detroit bounce ep vol 2 with santonio echols (kms/tresor) & switzerland’s lot 6. santonio features the tech house “dawn of the dance” & “changed” while lot 6 provides the deep house joint “the road” with remix by the legendary dj mark archer. acid & club vibes!
omar-s introduces detroit s newest diva on the scene, simon black with an x-rated 12- for the real freaky types. in line with some of the definitive vogue house tracks of the past, -i ll do it again- will become future ballroom staple. on the flipside, -freaky type- black slows it down and steams it up with some nasty vox over a beat produced by fit siegel. high kicks and hand snaps all around!
motorcity wine recordings returns in fine style with its second ep featuring a swashbuckling blend of house and jazz sounds from detroiters and their compatriots. rising live techno star haz mat leads this 12” with a house-tinged boogie funk cover of blue six’s “music & wine”, complete with vocoder and massive drums. kuumba reunion band slides through next with the afro-jazz number “3 fingered fist (jabbar)”, a cut loaded with hand drums and chunky saxophone solos for the jazzdancers and listeners alike. motorcity wine guest and london native aroop roy kicks off the flip with a dubbed out beatdown house joint, a brilliant midtempo track perfect for the dread moments of the night. last but certainly not least, the hughes/smith quintet finish the release with an uptempo jazz-funk piece, with generous amounts of fender rhodes and call-and-response melodies. only 500 vinyl pressed enjoy the soulful sounds of detroit.
strong deep detroit club house tracks. check voodoo the next release on psychostasia recordings (psy017) , is detroit artist, mr. brian neal. featured on a past split ep with dj and producer reggie dokes, we find this talented producer on his own. this ep entitled, introducing brian neal, presents four tracks of deep house and detroit techno. the first track called oooobaby was produced by mr. neal and co-produced by avalon kalin .
hijacked records detroit is feeling inspired after hearing new work from one of our favourite allies in techno, jules wells. we felt it was our duty to deliver this to the people, three new productions from jules with a guest remix from our own antwon faulkner. please enjoy - -silent orchestra.- the title track from jules really set the bar for this release. jules really understands story telling with music and this track transports you to a time in techno that was both hopeful and beautifully heart breaking. a persistent chord progression is wrapped in celestial synth harmonies filing up the space all around you and reaching in. that classic clap is underpinned with a touch of acid, creating an edge. at the 4:33 mark an enchanting and haunting sign wave tells a melodic tragedy. strings come in delicately but wash over you completely. this track is both stunning and devastating.
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.
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
gerd returns to aus with the prophetess ep, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. the a side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. if youre a fan of gs much loved ny stomp & geeeman monikers then this release should be no different
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
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.
planet e are proud to present aw18 collection, a 3 track ep from british producer tom flynn. drawing upon a broad and learned musical understanding, aw18 collection fuses disparate strands from the worlds of fashion, club culture and sound design to forge a highly atmospheric, singular release. packard, the title of which is inspired by parties in the historic detroit power plant of the same name, establishes an unrelenting energy from the get go. a bouncing kick lays the foundations for rolling synths, unnerving vocal samples and delicate piano refrains to wander. anna is an indulgent nod to the catwalk, marching with intent amidst immersive chords and subtle melodies. the b side hosts a trippy cut full of interplanetary glitches and melancholic harmonies. drawing upon hints to the extraterrestrial, marx creates a dizzying swirl with glistening textures. carl craig was sold straight away: when tom sent me his demo of packard i knew i wanted to release it on planet e. the mix of looped electronics with soul of the piano brought me back to when i first heard the post-disco classic beyond the clouds. i can imagine the kids on the scene rockin hard to this.
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ltd edition, 1 per customer. techno, disco, italo, electronics, house, library, cosmic and ambient frequencies. these are the bedrocks of the midnight drive ethos and sound. a label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. a label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. midnight drive are extremely proud to present this most beautiful and unique of records - makers dont challenge me - a truly idiosyncratic early 70s electronic oddity that has long been a coveted and highly prized piece of music by obscure music lovers for many years.
the third ep on the label is by newcomer vegetable disco, who delivered five searing hot cuts that will probably melt your turntable. expect spicy and sharp percussion grooves, and the grooviest leads. bring it to the club and turn it up!
alphabets is the new baby project supported by the all mighty chez damier . elements 01 introduces the project with a series of 5 tracks curated for all dancefloors hours. alphabets is a house project coming from south east berlin and run by a french man and other audio signals. me, them and their associates are really starting to enjoy our relationships and have a plan to try and share a little series of different tracks that could represent the vibe i ve enjoyed sharing when all under one roof, dancing on the same beat. it s slightly underground, hopefully.
the ron trent label electric blue is back with his rt factor alias with 2 timeless releases. blue twilight on the a-side is a deeper than deep house track with call & response between the chords & bassline. electric ride is an acid tinged spoken word journey.
rogue d is the new solo project from danny minchella. under this new moniker he delivers the eagerly awaited chains. set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, its a high octane, club-ready number with abundant driving percussion. unstoppable force patrick topping is also back on home ground for the remix. chains was inspired by jamie 3:26s and cratebug’s edit of loretta holloway hit n quit - i wanted a simple, raw track, killer bassline and a soulful vocal. the process was very fast and i made the majority of the groove in one morning. i dug deep in my collection, looking for that special vocal and came across steve silk hurleys chain of fools (with aretha franklin on the original vocal), and it just made the record pop! - rogue d as an artist minchella has played some of the worlds most esteemed establishments and released on a wealth of high profile labels. he now aims to use his rogue d guise as a means to express his forward thinking and personal tastes in sound- from techno to old school garage to the sounds of detroit. he’s already released on dftd as well as providing a remix of soul claps misty on classic music company. in his relatively short career so far, label favourite patrick topping has made the cover of mixmag, won a coveted dj mag best of british award and made the resident advisor top 100 djs. hes released some of the biggest tracks on hot creations and is resident for jamie jones paradise at dc10. on his rework of chains, topping isolates the vocal and adds a tribal bounce to proceedings.
london s release/sustain imprint returns this may with the a says hello ep from detroit s alton miller, chaos in the cbd step in on remix duties. detroit s alton miller has been in the game for the past three decades coming up alongside luminaries derrick may, chez damier and the late frankie knuckles and releasing material on the likes of peacefrog, moodymann s mahogany music, theo parrish sound signature and clone amongst others. suffice to say, miller stands as an extremely important figure in the history of authentic, soul-drenched house music. title-track a says hello opens the package and as expected we re treated to an elegant slice of house infused with a flawless musicality as multi-layered synth chords, pads and swells intertwine alongside dusty drum samples. cool but so... follows, embracing an acid-jazz feel with broken, organic rhythms, sweeping pads and warm chord progressions throughout. mule musiq artists chaos in the cbd step up to rework cool but so... next, adding their own spin to things via warbling rhodes licks, bright chord sequences, a wandering bass line and an insistent organic drum groove. below the underdog then rounds out the package perfectly with gritty bass hits, tension building synth swells and a rugged, bumpy drum groove.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus. b-stock - covers are with a kink / crincle
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus.
when commissioning remixes, the best labels think outside the box. that s exactly what firecracker s lindsay todd did when seeking out producers to rework tracks from linkwood s excellent expressions album. on this second 12- in an ongoing series, that faith has paid dividends. whereas the original version of ignorance is bliss was a warm, woozy, sun-kissed deep house affair, healing force project has reinvented it as a stargazing chunk of 21st century space jazz, complete with twinkling chords, low-slung double bass and reverb-laden drum solos. the musephased interpretation of love lost by kimochi label head area sticks closer to the ultra-deep, melancholic vibe of linkwood s original, but adds a frisson of excitement via bubbling, detroit-influenced electronics and hypnotic rhythms.
• healing force project & area remixes
• strictly limited vinyl
• silkscreened artwork by house of traps & al white
• custom, unique obi-strip artwork
fresh with love from detroit ...though hes been djing in detroit for well over 30 years, talley put out his first full-length, norm-a-lize, just last year via fxhe. hes following quickly with a new ep, i tried to told cha. the ep from talley comes on the heels of an fxhe 12-inch from label boss omar-s, your socially awkward criminal.. next norm talley.
tivoli trax started as a multiplex series paying tribute to local artists connected to kongs mantra night club, while it was based in copenhagens tivoli gardens. the first 1996 ep was followed in 97 by vol. 2 and finally by a 12 track cd compilation in 98. in 2018 we are bringing back this iconic tribute to amazing copenhagen based producers with tivoli trax vol. 3!
acid house alert! we are really excited to introduce you our new release. tomlin is a misterious producer from our gang and we are sure you will love him. pure analog stuff for omar s and levon vincents fans. dont miss it!
detroit s inner city, one of the most influential dance acts of all time celebrated their 30th anniversary starting with a memorial day live show on the main stage of detroit’s movement festival this year. formed in 1987 by record producer, composer and international dj kevin saunderson and vocalist paris grey, inner city are best known for their early crossover hits “big fun” and “good life”. further successes saw the group topping the us billboard dance chart five times and securing nine top 40 hits on the uk singles chart.this 30th anniversary will mark a new chapter for inner city, one which sees kevin saunderson now joined by his son and creative protégé dantiez as a full-time member. new material and a live show will soon follow, featuring a variety of musical collaborators and vocalists. movement festival will set the stage for inner city’s new era, with a show formation featuring grammy winner and original inner city bandleader dennis white and kevin saunderson’s long-time collaborator tommy onyx alongside local talent and vocal sensation, steffanie christi’an. in kevin’s own words: “a true family and new sound for a new generation”. with over three decades in the game under inner city’s wing, with a renewed commitment to live performances featuring a strong family core, and two generations of saunderson men in the studio – inner city are poised to enjoy the good life as much today as they did in 1987 and this is entirely evident on the group s latest offering heavy . boasting a stellar edit from detroit techno luminary and inner city collaborator carl craig, heavy is a fresh taste of what s to come from this legendary outfit. essential detroit techno.
derek s music instantly takes the listener on a midnight drive, cruising the grand river avenue through detroit. derek carr s ability to create soulful melodies that effortlessly wrap themselves around bouncy basslines and elegant beats is not only classy – it s classical. derek carr is not from the detroit though.. he s an irishman through and through, born and bred in westmeath, about 3400 miles from the state of michigan. yet he absolutely nails it! after two decades of crafting his own sound with analogue synths and samplers with the music culture of motor city as an inspiration, derek carr doesn t sound like anyone else. all the archetypical detroit sounds are there – from the robotic bleeps in binary systems to the moody strings of metro city – but derek carr uses them to create a primarily club oriented vibe, uplifting and positive.
the artwork for this album is made by abdul haqq, the legendary visual artist responsible for a great number of classic covers for artists and labels such as juan atkins, derrick may, transmat, drexciya, carl craig, planet e and underground resistance...
one of detroits true talents today, amp fiddler joins forces with grammy winner louie vega hitting you with some funk deep house on vega records. amp fiddler is the quintessential singer / musician who has played in the seminal band parliament with george clinton, and has had his own band for years now. louie has always wanted to work with amp since first meeting him at the montreaux jazz festival when amp and his band and elements of life were on the same bill on the worldwide stage. finally coming together, amp reaches out to louie for a remix and the result is a beautiful soulful song written and produced by amp fiddler. the remixes by louie vega combining deep house sounds with the funk synths played by axel tosca. there’s one version where amp did more lead vocal overdubs and adlibs, as well a funktified synth solo version which gets immediate response when played. the four versions on 12” vinyl lend itself to different moods and are sure to bring you a dancefloor or house party on fire!
houseworx proudly welcomes gary romalis from the motor city! i guess we don t need the introduce this great artist anymore. gary released on some of the scene s big players like intangible records, slow town, rawax, housewax, skylax jutst to name a few. w re very excited to share the -back 2 basicz- ep with you
scan 7 debuts on transmat with a sound you have never heard before. the ep features four cuts of jazzy gospel infused techno. sunday on a saturday perfectly captures the bounce of house and gospel, bound to be a dance floor classic. so b it is a groovy techno cut with a secy hypnotic bass line. he s able adds a riotous preacher to the mix to complete the sermon. here after revolves around an exuberant organ phrase burning on a slow beat. center leaf art by haqq of third earth visuals.
generation next returns with his 6th solo ep on the 7 days entertainment label titled phoenix. the ep opens with the song sundance kid, a tune that carries a high-spirited synth and bass throughout mixed in with a simple kick drum, high hat and snare combo. next up on side a is roseland, a cool, smooth house track from gn. a funky baseline accompanied with a warm piano, some complimentary synth and a clean rhythmic drum kit pattern. on the flip side, the first track is jungle 10.10.15. the recording used at the opening is from a voicemail received on the date 10/10/15. this track is pure memorization. the voice of a woman over a frantic high hat pattern and knocking kick drums. the last song of this 4 song ep is gold scorpion. a simple dance tune with high- energy percussion, piano, and kick drum. this dance floor mover will definitely be a favorite.
the ever-prolific seven davis jr has been thoroughly generous in sharing out his smoky, sensual strain of deep house in recent years, with the dust still settling from his last album. now he s back with a full tilt five track ep that hints at a new direction to come, embracing the momentum and minimalism of techno without losing the distinctive bump that his music just can t do without. -no mercy- is a dark, kinetic affair while -lipstick- gets tougher, funkier and rawer. -super model- is a sleazy jam that revolves around a strutting beat and a nasty bassline, with some of davis jr s cool and deadly vocals rolling over the top. -on the catwalk- has a rugged dance mania feel to the groove, and then -to be continued- spells out that this new, ruffneck direction for seven davis jr has got a future
this record comes with a version for every time and mood of a club night: jo pariotas cut of the original mix is the ideal warm up tune. flowing on a synthline that calls mike huckabys waldorf to mind, it is sweet and driving at the same time. the original mix by loveits own nico brun might be called „casual affair, but comes rolling on a phat wonky rhode that brings the groove! between the crunchy drums, a relaxed vocal snipped and warm synth unfold like the first rays of sunlight. the jk & lds reduction is punchy, minimal and dubby - with its pull and release kind of melody and the stuttered vocal sample it works perfect as a peak time dj tool. finally, the a.s.s. amnesia returns mix is something else entirely… you just have to experience it in its full 8 min breakbeat aphex twin-like glory. - morri313
mineral is a vinyl-only label born out of a long-lasting friendship and a mutually obsessive infatuation with records. the label is geared towards providing a platform for up-and-coming producers, showcasing intriguing and evocative electronic music ready to stand the test of time.
after the launch of her own label, frizner electric, ladymonix takes another step forward with her debut release. the opener & title track bc i want to is a deep and sensual body mover, anchored by empowering vocal samples that make no apologies. . the mood cascades from curiosity into downright permission. know what then takes over with a potent house beat and more strapping vocal cuts. the temper of this track begins liberating and lush, spiraling into a mirage of uplifting sounds for the final 3 minutes. tying the threads of the ep into a final knot is in flight, a soaring track that blends the energy of an evening into the power of the night. charming and eccentric beats run smoothly from takeoff to landing, making for a steadily blissful atmosphere. overall, bc i want to is a divisive house recording that can be admired from the dancefloor & from the bedroom alike.
top-remix-paket für die soul-perle -deep shadow- feat. sadie walker aus dem aktuellen nightmares on wax-album -shape the future-. kein geringerer als detroit-legende moodymann liefert deepe dancefloor-emotionen und damit eine seiner seltenen remix-arbeiten, sein detroiter nachbar illa j kommt mit einem gedämpften hiphop-bounce daher und nightmares dj e.a.s.e. himself erhöht schliesslich das tempo für seine club-version.
after a hiatus in 2017, city fly records return with a superb ep from label co-owner & serious sample digger, the last trip to gandahar. with previous sell out releases on better listen, kolour ltd and his sublime disco infused nugget r136a1 also on city fly. gandy’s releases have gained support from the likes of giorgio moroder, larry heard and bbc radio 6music. the ep brings an abundance of dancefloor dynamite which includes a collaboration with the ever talented erik rico, who has previously worked alongside artists as diverse as ron trent, dj spinna, q-tip and hip hop monarch tupac shakur. man of the moment byron the aquarius also steps up with a beautifully deep remix of higher! in a full ‘body & soul’ style.
mint condition - a reissue label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years!
derek carr has flown back onto the radar after reissues on ben boe s for those that knoe imprint and a string of newly released music through 2017 and early 2018. in true craigie knowes spirit, derek has been drawn off of the beaten path to supply a wider variety of sounds than you would usually expect to hear from the irish producer. acid, techno and detroit electro tinged sounds throughout. tip!
it s been a long time coming but now is the time for metamrophic to present out first various artist compilation. this one features 3 up and coming artists, goiz, jem, and jacksonville, as well as one track from label head dan curtin. of course the first compilation from metamorphic had to be called interstellar groove addictions, the unofficial slogan of the label since the beginning. these tracks are modern trips into the unknown, representing the mood of the label perfectly - fierce individuality, evolution in sound, and deeply felt emotional content.
kdj style house belters that have been getting major support from motor city drum ensemble, bradley zero and glenn astro to name a few.
organic in both sound and nature, ‘konkahs’ is a product of the producer’s extensive musical exploration up to this point and a creation of fineness. with just snippets of garvey’s delicious voice lacing the track, focus remaing on the slick instrumental layers of a dreamy bassline, ambient, jazzy keyboard melodies and vivid percussion. each one as divine as the next and all carried by a chilled 111 bpm tempo. cb describes the ‘be-side’ as the ‘bubble and squeak’ of the ep, using up any ‘left overs’ from the single. with 12 minutes of gorgeous simplicity and woozygrooves, it seems the ‘be-side’ is as integral to the identity of the ep as the a-side
violet-the color of royalty and majesty, of dreamy and calming consciousness…here translated to a spirited collection of absolute music drivetrain (detroit, usa) – “breathe” derrick thompson engineers another captivating late night soul-bender. a commanding filtered bass groove, dominates melodic chord progressions with accentuating dynamic percussion and spicy vocal support mattimoe-perrine (toledo, usa) – “llucid” nathan mattimoe and todd perrine return with a composition of charismatic rhythm intelligence. as the journey builds, the elements become more intense, evolving to a vocal crescendo of synthesized deepness trecci (paris, france) – “sagami” soiree proudly welcomes trecci and his tribal inspired floor filler. drum manipulation integrates with vocal energy to ultimately dissolve in a hypnotic, quintessential string refrain funtom (zagreb, croatia) – “french connection” another newcomer to soiree, funtom musically animates the essence of high-tech sensuality. an alluring female voice subconsciously unveils a bed of infactuating pads, stabs and inflections
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
we are happy to introduce a new release and a new project from ben vedren and chez damier, a new collaboration that has been in the making for some time now. side aa1 presents a unique sound in its vibe, kind of a minimal track. the french discussion/vocal in the background adds another dimension. you don t need to speak the language to understand what s going on, but you must wonder at some point: do i understand french or is it the music that made me understand them? an -organ- sound intervenes towards the end bringing power and light to the hall. it s eleven minutes of pure music! while -aa- is composed of two different remixes of a different track, -berlin nights in paris- it can probably be called the house anthem. it starts strong with some acid sound and is filled with a lot of wonderful elements. like a gourmet meal, you wonder if the track shouldn t have been at least three times longer to satisfy the gluttony of the listen. the techno remixes of the track. it s a perfect example of detroit meets house. techno track can, with no doubt, feed and drive the dance floor. no need for more than five words to describe it – it s a serious techno track.
bass culture welcomes frenchman leo pol to the fold for this fresh new four-tracker full of analogue vibes. leo s penchant for synthesisers and the warmth of his beloved machines is evident throughout this new release, with a retro soul spliced with modern sensibilities and, of course, visions of the future. things get off to an energetic start with caliente , a track that combines a killer main riff, scintillating pads and steam-powered percussion to really get those feet moving. this is followed by fnc burning , which totally slips the script with its off-kilter rhythm and uk-influenced breakbeat-esque sound. get ready for a sublime breakdown, with more uk rave stylings in the second half... fresh!on the flip side we get dark outside, which harks back to the early days of post-electro detroit. those formative years when masters like juan atkins were the soundtrack of motor city... from the hushed, silky vocal to the cosmic bleeps, this is a homage to the ghosts of techno s past, with a contemporary sheen.finally, we finish up with techyes no! , a dark, marauding stomper with a menacing atmosphere and spinetingling strings to really amplify the eerie feeling that pervades throughout. a diverse, yet cohesive collection of killer cuts from the young master leo pol and another superb bass culture release. only the finest from d julz s excellent label...
here we go again! coming back with a juicy 4 track va from the french team that started their business back in 2016. alva, armless kid, mara lakour & ortella are part of this brand new adventure that you are about to discover. nothing but quality house music provided in this release, we hope you like it as much as we do!
after releases on kai alcé s ndatl, patrice scotts s sistrum or hardrock striker s skylax, javonntte from the motor city is back with the -from paris to the world- ep. the groove is strong, spreading the truth, this ep is made for you.
those with an internet connection may be familiar with paolo di nicolantonio through his incredible youtube channel, synthmania. his channel is hub showcasing his endless arsenal of synths and drum machines from his home studio in italy. unlike his italo-heavy channel, this record consists of two original tracks, one old-school deep house number and an additional beatless juno-60 jam to boot. craigie knowes also welcome their first remixer to the label, the impeccable uk deep techno producer, john shima.
loyoto are the east-berlin born eva be and cle from the western part of the formerly dived city. both started their dj and producer career almost at the same time in the heart of the then developing scene, the very center of berlin, just after the wall came down. originally rooted in very different styles of music, they encountered for the first time djing together in 2011, finding common ground in more than just music - a gig, that should lead to more: they decided to combine their talents and knowledge and build a studio together. here, and during legendary back2back dj sets, they finally united their different musical backgrounds - dub/reggae and underground house music - and defined their very own sound.