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.
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
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...
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
marquis hawkes is an alter ego adopted by long time electronic music producer mark hawkins. founded for his house music focussed activities. hawkins decided it was time for a reboot after being head-hunted by old friends dan monox and kenny wasp. who had just founded dixon avenue basement jams in 2012. particularly as the material differed from what hed previously released.
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.
detroit legend alton miller joins again neroli after his first release from a couple of years back. the music institute resident teamed up with neroli to pick up a selection from his vast catalogue as well as new songs or never released versions. deep. soulful and beautiful...
the saver flex ep offers up no less than four seriously catchy house jams. blue shoe kicks off the proceedings with some funked up percussion. which immediately shows that kolja s background as a drummer has taught him a thing or two about groove. a looping organ lick. some little shouts in the background. big stabs and a massive kick drum push the track forward. cleverly arranged breakdowns allow for a couple of breathers to keep the party action going throughout. moving on to lax wax . we ease up a little with a lighter beat on top of which filtered piano chords. a live bass and just a touch of guitar set the perfect mood for an organ solo that simply oozes summer vibes. buggel runter rutschen keeps the mood nice and sunny while adding more punch with snappy kicks and snares – a hugely danceable foundation for these guys to show us what is so great about 70s and 80s disco and funk that these styles are amongst their biggest influences. you had better ask a german what kagghaufen means. we don t want to put you off your dinner. we hope it will be just as tasty as this track is with its pounding. straight beat. which is counterpointed by bouncy congas. funky vocal cuts. beautiful pads and healthy dose of squelchy acid for good measure. all of this is effortlessly combined to round off the ep in style.
vinyl only w/ mike huckaby remix. jorge caiado’s new “cycles” ep. offers 3 strong versions of title theme plus a remix by detroit legend mike huckaby. a house/techno manifesto that takes his artistic vision one step further. placing him as a cutting edge producer internationally supported by the likes of move d and others. from lisbon via detroit. “cycles” will make any worldwide dancefloor take a peak. so grab it. play it and check the results.
casey tucker is on a roll at the moment. and his infectious brand of uplifting. full-fat machine soul seems to have struck a chord in many places (not least via his reissues on for those that knoe). after appearing on love notes back in 2015. tuckers back on the label with another salvo of colourful. charming and utterly magnificent house jams shot through with the inventive programming of techno. alternative faction is many things a bubbly acid track. a swooning deep house cut and a sassy broken beat affair and yet feels utterly smooth in its execution. that time of year has plenty of motor city soul feeding into its composition. not least in the gorgeous synth strings. and new mission gets busy in the swing with all kinds of bouncing melodies and rhythms.
sharif laffrey can charm the snake out of any basket. this is his first offering for the esp institute. side as tangier is a long drawn-out exercise. an endurance test of the highest order. over the span of some thirteen minutes. elements bob and weave intermittently and layers overlap haphazardly the type of exciting dynamic that s born out of restrictio as if putting down a live jam without enough hands to work the console. yet sharif perseveres. as touch and go as this arrangement may be. there is something that undoubtedly glues it all in place the combination of his massive rolling 16th-note bassline and his tough-as-nails drumkit is so good that. upon first listen. we spat out our tea and insisted on its release. on side b. everything is nice carries on with loose arrangement. dirty production and layers of inexplicable spoken word samples (a sharif calling card by now) but this time we re lead to a melancholy place. the blue comedown to side as antagonistic trial. with his esp institute debut. sharif leaves you mentally unhinged. as if youve smoked something interesting and arrived bewildered in some saharan labyrinth. these two songs will guide you through the medina to score the black meat.
mr bongo presents the first 12inch in a series of remix packages curated from ebo taylors brand new album yen ara. the 81-year-old composer. arranger. guitarist and vocalist has been a key figure in the evolving afro-funk sound since the seventies. working with the likes of apagya show band. ck mann and pat thomas. this 12inch combines three of the best remixers in the business - the legendary ron trent. west coast talent flako. and disco connoisseur nick the record. you will hear the high-energy afrobeat. sweet highlife. jazz and konkoma influences that ebo is famous for. and the remixes have contributed their disco pulse. house groove. and hard-hitting percussive edge to the tracks.
XTRA (MAURICE FULTON / HORSE MEAT DISCO / DERRICK CARTER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.06.18
ahead of the release of honey dijons upcoming remix album xtra. maurice fulton. ashley beedle. derrick carter and horse meat disco step up to remix records from honeys debut full-length work‘the best of both worlds. on the a-side is honey dijon featuring joi cardwell state of confusion. maurice fulton giving it a new jersey-esque lilt and allowing jois voice to resonate. next up ashley beedle ups the tempo and the energy on his mix of burn. honeys collaboration with tim k featuring jason walker. derrick carter cranks the pressure on catch the beat. crunching out the bassline for an extended industrial backdrop to cakes da killas rap vocals. in stark contrast. the final b-side is a horse meat disco mix of honey and tim ks cover of aquarian dream. look ahead featuring the voice of sam sparro. with all the warmth of a sunny afternoon in the city. the london collective funk the cover all the way up. adding horn blasts for more of a house strut. giving a glimpse of whats to come from the full-length xtra. this is the ultimate vinyl fix from honey and friends to tide you over.
for their fourth release dreamers recordings welcomes the talented duo ex.society. after releasing on their own imprint. the rivabella ep is continued proof of the pair’s penchant for classic sounding. albeit forward-thinking. house music. full of warm. fuzzy vibes from the get-go. this is beautifully melodic fare that’s perfectly suited to those sunrise moments. smooth. jazzy and elegant.
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.
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou. a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist. whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight. bbc4. itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad. secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier. spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
the first release from lisbon based doozy cult sets the bar high with an ep from 100hz lee renacre. who has been firmly putting out records since the late 80 s. with a very characteristic funky approach to house and techno. -paradisiac ep- doesn t fall short to some of 100hz s best work. side a contains two of his most well kept gems. both tracks produced around 1995 with fellow studio partner james chapman.on the b side we see lee going solo with his most recent studio work. two live takes of analog technological goodness. bringing depth to what is an exquisite aural adventure.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 !
the latest joint on uzuri comes from mark hand. a secret weapon of the uk house underground who has been active for a long time and now seems to be finally getting the props he deserves. his mood on -all caught up- reflects the infectious positivity of his live sets at freerotation. all mellifluous rhodes keys and classic deep house signifiers that seep into your soul. -cobwebs- is just as smooth. although it takes on a more deep-diving tone laden with transcendental chord progressions and a dash of motor city melancholy. that makes patrice scott the perfect choice to remix the track. and he takes a measured approach to simmering the component parts down for a version garnished with gorgeous piano and synth tones.
once more envisioned and engineered in his native city of detroit. the record finds mgun in more auspicious and domestic circumstances. now firmly a father and a homeowner. axiom allows gonzales to flex his party muscle. while further pushing the elastic boundaries of his notoriously unpredictable and brilliantly raw production style. across twelve tracks. listeners are offered an unpredictable trip into the restlessly experimental snatches of studio time gonzales was afforded away from his then day job at the legendary people s records store. it s there that gonzales absorbed endless releases and rediscoveries passing through the stock. trading the occasional tip with some of detroit s best known producers.
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.
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.
de lichting is a brand new collaborative project between three key underground labels from amsterdam namely yield records. native response and working titles. all with their own successful solo projects and well established in what they do. the collaboration is -a coming of age story narrated by a bunch of music heads from the same city.- it is a project that sees seven self-confessed music nerds putting their diy ideals front and centre and coming together to self-release these 13 new and exciting tracks.
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.
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’.
fragrant harbour once again dig out a cult gem from the seemingly endless vaults of 90s dance music. picking up on a rare and precious gem from a seminal laurent garnier mix and giving it the remaster and reissue it deserves. the artists responsible. broccoli brothers vs righteous men. hailed from germany and were trying to emulate mike dunn. -catch it (calm manoeuvre)- is a spaced out deep house track with all the gritty impact of a classic jam. while -catch it (jam)- gets decidedly rowdy with its hefty kick. jacked up swing and wonky bassline. on the b side -ruhrschnellweg (last exit stahlhausen mix)- brings a little detroit flavour into the mix with spectacular. uplifting results.
marseille-based producer grant returns to his self-released white label series with an ever more expansive ep of deep. rolling house. with a firm grasp for 80’s chicago and detroit house tased with 90’s deep house tropes. grant004 finds him on deepest ever form. with swirling luscious pads. snippet vocals and thudding percussion sinking us further down into the depths.
esteban adame cut his teeth djing at the ditch parties and house parties of east la in the 90s. he then moved to detroit to apprentice with mad mike banks. performing as part of los hermanos and galaxy to galaxy. more than twenty years on. he still lives and breathes music. this is his debut record for mister saturday night records. raw and joyful.
dj koyote and too smooth christ team up to release on some party tunes. a 3-track ep of collaborative and spontaneous jams. willing to produce coupe-decale-inspired tracks with old analogue gear. they crafted at the end an hybrid sound mixture. somewhere between south african house. grime and uk funky. on error : does not computer. a tr606 meets swirling arpeggios spiced with crystal riffs. a sneaky bass line provides an even more swaying groove to the track. on strike (on-a-string mix). a straight-out-of-pretoria riff meets a strong and conquering string stab on top of a really dry and thumping beat. modern action is the most introspective track of the ep. with an m1 pattern flipped upside-down and hazy cymbals rythms.
cinthie is best known for her imprint beste modus. for ground service cinthie delivers two strong floor bangers that will fulfill your needs on setting your crowd on fire. zky of cab drivers remixed both of the tracks. his interpretations with additional sounds and basslines give them a more jacidish twist.
georgian producer hamatsuki appeared on gasp last year with the uncertain loops cassette release. but makes his vinyl debut on this damn fine 12- for the recently minted sensu label. -remember- is a rich. undulating swirl of deep house laden with melancholic pads. while -rett- sports a sunnier tone for its own arsenal of soft. rounded synth tones. dj sports comes on board for a remix of -rett- that plays with said synths and creates springy. computer jazz melodic threads out of them. -inexplainable inner sadness- completes the set with another trip into warm. chicago-indebted house tones for the introspective dancer.
long serving irish producer derek carr continues to enjoy a resurgent career following his appearances on for those that knoe. now stepping up to love notes for some of his most effervescent house jams to date. -sidewinder- is a sprightly. detroit indebted house workout pitched at peak time. while -stepping out- trips into classically informed techno for the back room crowd. -search for intelligence- is a great example of how to execute sweet natured electro. and -indigo- ditches the kicks to twirl into more of that motor city flavoured machine soul magic for the mind.
on this joint ep with reggie dokes. gari explores the world of deepness without hesitation. he takes us on an intergalactic mind trip. while keeping it true to the dancefloor. on the a side is reggie dokes. who gives us deep house. then without shame moves us into that detroit style of techno. cultivated by the motor city. mr. dokes likes to walk in both worlds of house and techno. and not confine himself to one particular genre. this ep is the perfect marriage of two creative producers. who bring excitement and inspiration to the dancefloor.
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a puerto rican sound of sound. and a cape verdean jus-ed both from the tri-state area of america. bridgeport ct. / brooklyn ny. have decided to put there cultural musical taste into a studio pot to come up with the grand combo ep. 5 delicious tracks. this is a club classic record. and a must have in your bag and collection. limited pressing 300 only.
detroit producers omar s & brian kage team up to bring you thru the madness ep. thru the madness has all the elements of a classic dance music collaboration. the tune showcases omar s raw and funky analog bass playing and drum programming combined with brian kage signature warm melodic synth lines and chord structures. the clever use of a catchy 90’s vocal sample helps solidify and unify the composition. thru the madness (honk & nik mix) takes a deeper approach by adding a deep detroit-style dx pad. nile rodger-esque funk guitars parts. and vintage drum breaks that will keep the party moving into the late night hours. like dutch & dillon from predator. some times you gotta get thru the madness!
collaborating with producers cassy holds in high regard is the modus operandi of her newly launched label. kwench records. powered by the finesse of us veteran pete moss. the fourth ep dips the imprint into a slicker. more sensual side to house music. and adding fire to the flame is the legendary ron trent. who completes the release with a scorching ten-minute remix. cassy launched kwench records with a burning appetite to create house music with esteemed producers whose careers could be defined by their eagerness to experiment. with her championing moss’s and trent’s productions for years. she approached the fourth release confident that their collaborative material would be dynamite. cassy. among hundreds of her peers in the dance music sphere. has been an ardent admirer of chicago house hero ron trent for years. with a huge back catalogue dating back to 1990 its safe to say he holds a special place within dance music.
jon dixon. member of underground resistances live band timeline. pays tribute to legendary detroit jazz trumpeter marcus belgrave. the ep features belgrave himself (recorded before his passing in 2015). alongside additional contributions from detroit musicians: ur/timelines mike banks & saxophonist desean jones. and jazz trumpeter. composer & educator kris johnson.
here is anothers second release. a 3 tracks ep from chicagos iconic house producer rick wade. who has reinvented himself in the recent years. this is quite obvious on this record which oscillates between old school and modernity. especially with the track be the one on b2. a futuristic deep house anthem. rick fans wont be disappointed ! dont sleep on this one. vinyl only !
john daly is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of deep dub-house. the irish man s music has an unique and truly original trademark sound. with these two tracks he proves once again his exceptional quality and makes no secret about his influence. real chicago and detroit house in a fresh and timeless outfit with his special twist. already championed in sets by great djs such as laurent garnier and antal to name just a few.
under one of his most notable guises. larry heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. cerebral hemispheres is his first full length album as mr. fingers in almost 25 years. famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world. larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer. remixer. collaborator. vocalist and dj spanning 35 years. due for release on his own imprint alleviated records. cerebral hemispheres features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into larry s musical world.
following lo sheas industrial iterations ep. duskys 17 steps welcomes the mysterious polymod to the label family with a three track ep of club tools that draw on classic acid house and techno influences. hooked with a vintage 88 piano loop and tightly sprung bassline. opener no other has been ever present in dusky’s sets since the autumn - already inspiring multiple posts in a certain well-known facebook id group. as well as causing one eager id hunter to tweet dusky with home played piano videos of the main loop. for all its catchiness. though. it maintains an understated approach that plays on dynamics and contrast - a driving club tool. taking a darker route but maintaining the intensity. tx goes for the jugular with a looping surge of acid and rolling electro rhythms. completing the trio is the spacious pg1000 that joins the dots between 90s ambient. proto-house and detroit machine music at its most dreamy.
hq sleeve with sticker detroit native mark flash aims to create music that moves and it does. mark flashs new release on elypsia records titled corktown ep is full of dynamic beats and melodies. that will awaken your senses and move you to the core.
by day he guides lasers into position using precision equipment. at night he crafts raw house music. welcome to the unusual world of reflection port assembly. we got to know one another through a few brief. slurred encounters in the smoking area during the fabled forza italo night or at the aptly named gary’s gang. pretty soon it was clear that he had impeccable taste. like that record that featured coil and ice t. one sunny friday afternoon in june. he tore himself away from guiding the lasers and we met up in the city centre. the light breeze did nothing to dissuade the office workers from gathering outside the pub for sneaky post-work pints. surrounded a sea of grey and blue business attire. we agreed to make ‘retribution’ the second release on first cut. featuring three cuts. it spans house. electro. boogie and even some detroit techno influences. but ’retribution’ is more than the sum of these parts. unlike his precision-based day job it’s rough and imperfect. flawed but warm. messy and charming - like a snapshot of every day life in dublin.
roots underground records presents the 4th ace release signed by marcello napoletano who’s back in the guise of anthony parasaula. the gifted mind of the italian producer has been digging through visceral. rough. genuine or physically concrete meanderings of the underground electronic culture while sublimating the sound by his peculiar treatments to drive it to a certain diverse sophistication.
2018 repress .. incredible sound signature release by the very talented andrew ashong- an up and coming musician from the uk. funky. soulful and romantic…with additional production from theo parrish. an essential release of 2012 no doubt!!
ltd 2018 repress . don’t you want my love is the standout track from arguably moodymann’s finest album forevernevermore. this grooving. soulful disco anthem featuring norma jean bell on vocals is re-imagined into an amazing extended dance floor killer with driving distorted bass. on the b side is and instrumental version me and my peoples eyes released on the moodyone’s debut peacefrog album black mahogany the don’t you want my love (long mix) is featured exclusively on this 12 inch. limited stock available. so be quick!