moreon & baffa returns this time with a very special pack for their own vinyl imprint. 2 originals that go further up on tempo times, bringing a futuristic space war concept, influenced by some acid and uk techno sounds from the late 90’s, but without loosing their essence, always with those dubby “deepchord / basic channel” influenced lines. and again (as “zamacona” did on the 002 release) in this case they bring back another legend from the late 90’s. mark ambrose delivers a “breaky techno tool” remix that will blend perfectly with anything at any moment, again timeless material for the heads.
ATACAMA (2X12INCH GATEFOLD / BLUE WHITE MARBELED VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl (gatefold) D19.10.18
ltd blue white marbeled edition. etui records continues its 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder insect o. >atacama< is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music production skills. beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. back in his studio he creates memories about his journeys. he combines analog synthesizers tones with sounds of his modular system, endless echoes and warm reverbs.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
attention b- stock- cover with seam split (on the border) - 2nd album by vril on delsin records. a deep excursion for mind and body, combining his trademark dub techno grooves with experimental ambient trips
a geniune collection of dubs from dats courtesy of downlink, slow cooked in a dusty drawer since 1997. a1 was originally released on mosaic and stays true to the dub techno sound which defined the label while the other tracks have never seen the light of day until now. if gritty acid workouts are your cup of tea then look no further. the a side features a printed artwork from san francisco based artist klari reis
index:records is moonstruck to announce the 12” release dorsal, by berlin based artist, vase. dorsal is a genre bending output that combines the carefully layered sound of ambience with rhythmic ingenuity. the tracks aviolet and kinto balance in the eclectic techno realm with a nod to a time when idm was taking form. the organic grooves on the ep suit many settings, from big industrial spaces to soft forest beds.
berg audio welcomes dust yard s first vinyl release. the ep entitled >choices< features the highly sought after >lux<, followed by >celest< as well as impeccable reworks from s.a.m. and vril. artwork by juli jah. don t sleep on this one!
pure, distilled dub. upholding jamaica’s legacy as well as germany’s unequivocally influential dub techno spirit, moonshine recordings proudly welcomes their next addition to the roster. on the controls for the 9th full-length album release, a true-to-the-roots, all-analogue musician: another channel. having put himself on the map with releases on soukah’s blacksoil records, bristol’s transient audio as well as on australian imprint modern hypnosis, it’s now time for the album release we’ve all been waiting for. no computer involved as impeccable arrangements and analogue reverberations unfold. live and direct in the original dub mixing fashion, the augsburg-based artist uniquely transports the sonic characteristics of rhythm & sound into the present time.
after emerging in spring, unità psicofisica takes a further step towards exploring music as a matter of perception with its second output, “collisioni sonore”, which widens the already disclosed principles of the label, celebrating the oneness of body and mind. combining the individual efforts of four artists whose musical output lies in the most ritualistic and awareness-expanding side of techno, “collisioni sonore” proves how collision might generate harmony.
following mervs ep, taped artifact now presents a new outing by the label co-founder kevin arnemann. with three original cuts, showcasing the labels characteristic dub-influenced techno sound, the ep is complemented with two remixes by jonas kopp. arnemanns ‘trash polka ep kicks off with saturated 808-grooves, driven by steady dub-chords and hard hitting claps. next, the original track sees a special dub influenced treatment by jonas kopp. the in spain residing argentinian delivers a stripped down, yet high energized techno version. as a digital exclusive, kopp prepares a second interpretation, following the tradition of a classic rooted dub sound. on the flipside, ‘revertigo sees arnemann utilise a rumbling break beat, topped with icy rides, blissful dub chords and cinematic pads, taking you on an energetic trip. ‘ideology is bringing the ep to a closing. with heavily processed chords and hard hitting drums, kevin arnemann creates a suspense that leave you wanting for more.
heavy flowing dubmonster by the mighty merv. amazing release! after releases on 3rd wave black, taped artifact and ranges the danish duo merv delivers the next result of one of their studio sessions. the three tracks on the >performer ep< combine all the classic elements of detroit, dub, housy drums and techno feeling and mark the fourth mouche release. an absolutely must-have ep for the dark dancing floors and a very bold and versatile attempt by the masters.
back in stock! when two legends meet one of the most promising talents from the new generation, the result just could not be any better. for its fifth release, berg audio is proud to present >a different path<, an ep featuring two original tracks from the paris-based producer traumer accompanied by incredible remixes from delano smith & exos. must have!
om:nia is a record label for artists we believe in to release a wide variety of music, everything from psychedelic jazz to drum & bass, threading a flow and feeling which will connect all the sonics together.
our first release is by one of our favourite artists and genius musician, stl. we spoke to stephan in great length about our concept and idea for the label, after some time he sent us these specific tracks. manoeuvring along dubby and dusty grooves, with dreamy melancholic ambient textures and a epic 17 minute -untitled dubscape-. this record is as much to dance too in a club as it is to listen too at home.
file under: mystical, ambient, dub, house, adventures
following on from his debut on mörk last year, jon fay delves even further into the depths of the nocturnal shades of dub techno. deep, throbbing percussion thumps under twitching, sparse electronics that evoke an alluring, alien soundscape. a soft, gentle heartbeat sinking into the soul. a celestial exploration into unknown territories.
deep listening, spatial imagery and floating introspection evoked by genres of ambient and electronica to enhance the immersive journey with rhythms of dub, bits of breakbeats plus erratic frequency rumbles and machine noises.
with beauty warp ep, welsh born el choop finally gives his vinyl ep debut on etui records. the light green/white marbled vinyl opens with a set of raw icy chords, sculpted around a dark kick and glittering percussion. designed for the dancefloor, beauty warp is as light as it is heavy. the inner cut exhibits el choops deeper side with adrift in the opal fields. with a more conventional dub techno palette, it paints a dusty, gritty, and echo filled sonic landscape. reverse to find women (night), a 12 minute moody workout of melancholy chords and weighty lows complete with a set of polyrhythmic stabs that you just cant seem to count.
solar phenomena continues a high quality and high rate of releases after eps from the likes of stl and fluxion with a new one from mystica tribe - the musical alias of tokyo-based producer, taka noda. here he draws on everything from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues and will always freak you out with his unusual sounds.
this excellently absorbing ep starts with “love is all right”, a fusion of asian percussion and reggae drums that is high tempo and funky. the bright steelpan sounds offset the razor sharp percussion and make for a sunny dub that will get any crowd going. the same fusion vibes continues but in more blissed out and slow motion fashion on “lawn track”, the beautiful cosmic psyche-out that is “ash” and supple space journey that is “voyage” with its intoxicating melodies and loose, tumbling percussion. this is unusual but essential music from an exclusive talent.
amazing hypnotic grooving new vuo records release! vuo005 brings you moody techno from the minds of shuffless and marco cassanelli, music to bend your mind and shake your hips to. a1 is shuffless enigmatic red dwarf, an acidic deep journey into outer frontiers of space. on a2, tm shuffle lets red dwarf fly further into dubby world of delays. b1 is marco cassanellis neverending (you wish) heavy wall of sound by the name echo machines. b2 is emulator, perfect driving dub for the morning hours.
industry veterans ohm & octal industries make their debut here for all inn’s nilla sublabel courtesy of the devastatingly effective sounds of the it takes a mind ep. from blissful, melody-tinged vibes to engaging, emotive techno cuts, this is a release of various moods and contrasts that stays refreshingly intriguing throughout.
brendon moeller offers up his set in motion ep on echocord sub-label echo echo this september, comprising three originals from the dub techno veteran. south africa, new york based producer and dj brendon moeller aka beat pharmacy/echologist has long been respected as one of the pioneering figures in ethereal, dubbed-out techno with regular appearances at global hot spots like fabric, berghain and cielo as well as releases on labels like third ear, kimochi, neovinyl and echocord. here though we see moeller joining the roster of the latter’s sublabel echo echo, marking its fourth release. title-track set in motion leads with brendons signature murky synth textures at its core whilst lumpy low-end tones, shuffled hats and spiraling dub echoes fluidly undulate amongst one another throughout. eastern beach follows, and as the name would suggest, nods towards brighter sounds with airy pads, soft bell chime synths and pulsating subs driving the composition alongside swinging, heavily reverberated percussion. economy then closes the package, stripping things back to gritty dub stabs, dusty 4/4 drums and billowing noise sweeps.
with the summer season well and truly in full step, mosaic returns with two finely tuned cuts of classic dubbed-out minimalism. a side in the night is a typically understated affair from label boss steve o sullivan under his wise caucasian alias. propelled by a bass-heavy tone and lit by layers of percussion that build on each other you ll find yourself getting lost in the washes of sparse vocals, rhythmic stabs and splashes of delay that reach out over the dance floor. far from providing instant gratification, this requires timely and repeated play to uncover the layers of subtle finesse and craftsmanship: perfect for keeping those feet moving at any hour of the night, or day for that matter. on the b side, steve teams up once again with fellow londoner, frazer campbell on rise which goes straight for the full smile effect as the duo conjure up one of those rare pieces of magic. set to a melee of skippy percussion, high-pitched toms and warmly toned melody, the prophetic voice of maya angelou and her timeless poem still i rise resonates supreme, bringing a touch of thoughtful intelligence thats all too often forgotten. as the track hits it peak, you cant help but feel the deep elation a groove like this brings in the darkest of hours.
on the third release on his label, malin genie teams up with amsterdam resident and will & ink regular yaleesa hall for a trip into dubbed out techno and house territory. the ep opens with -oganesson,- an immersive track pivoting around gnarled, shape-shifting dub techno chords. -84- is a more energised cut, using a similar central melodic thread but driving it with a sprightly beat and playful threads of synth expression. -tournant- places the emphasis on textural sound design, embellishing a rugged techno rhythm with sonic matter that takes on an organic quality as it pulses and writhes around the beat. -coronal loop- finishes the ep off with an appropriately star-gazing jam that uses delay and reverb to great effect to create a sense of space in which nimble chord lines and other flourishes can cavort freely.
new raw moments release. already going down as timeless. after prior collaborative releases with fellow rawmoments resident paolo rocco, pijynman presents his first ever solo ep featuring a rare remix from the frenchmen hugo lx. the sophisticated deep a-side has a soul-infused inspiration, while the b-sides forward-thinking philosophy is complemented by a journey taking arrangement. this collectible vinyl marks the labels forth release.
SPACE CONQUEST (BEN BUITENDIJK / DIEGO KRAUSE RMXS / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl FR03.09.18
janeret delivers the perfect combination between deep and dancefloor ready grooves with his first appearance on berg audio. the ep entitled >space conquest< also features remixes from ben buitendijk and diego krause. cover artwork by juli jah inspired by the monument to the conquerors of space located in moscow. the whole package is a must have ! vinyl only.
a new project from two anonymous aussie veterans. melbournes smouldering underground turns up two untitled cuts from bad channel, named for the faulty mixing console they were produced on, with a cheeky nod to mark and moritz. organic late night tracks, soulful and dub wise. they passed bradley zeros litmus test, so now they come to you cut deep on rhythm sections twilight sister imprint international black. the a-side keeps it spacious, a relentless stepper for the early hours. side b is music for autobahns, starlight soul for the post-club cruisers.
PROGRAMM EP (SHIFTED, TRUSS REMIXES) (2018 REPRESS)
12" Vinyl UK31.08.18
2018 repress coming in! techno party throwers eartoground are proud to present there first label release! killer mixes from shifted and truss! dj suport from: perc, richie hawtin, billy nasty, speedy j, claude vonstroke, stroboscopic artefacts
the heavy pulse of sound systems synchronizes with the precision of musique concrète and the reconstructed memory of a masked folk dance of the swiss mountains. techno, drum n bass and dub are echoed within this sonic processional, where samples are pulled apart and recycled, cut at the beginning and end, then linked together.
tresque takes his name from an open-chain circle dance from medieval southern europe. under the musical moniker d’incise he has played on numerous solo and collaborative projects with cyril bondi, designing quiet, intensive listening experiences with various combinations of software, recordings from vinyl or in the field, modified objects, percussion and harmonium. as tresque the delicate minimalism he’s known for takes shape within driving grooves. airy, spacious, amplified noise from his collection of samples is sliced and tethered to weightier, physical beats. a tension forms between uplift and downfall, hypnotically oscillating between structural textures and collective dance.
mmr is happy to announce its second vinyl release, this time by ikaaw - who is also responsible for the latest tape release „pgl(n,c)“ which came out just one month ago also on mmr (mmrtape2)! the berlin resident comes forward with a nice ep covering various styles, tracks go from daphni-like dj tool -untitled“ to the space anthem -forthcoming“ to 800% house à la omar-s-detroit on -hop market“ and also a lil’ uk rave happens on „ezy4783“ which might remind the inclined listener of the great three h’s from the uk! so grab your copy quick and enjoy this five tracker in this summer of 2018!
italian producer morkebla presents his new “inner maze walkthrough” ep on fuselab. drippy rhythms, haunted industrial touch, subtly discomforting though balanced textures - a good blend of ambient electronica and nowadays meta divings into one’s mind corners. there is also a collaboration with infinity frequencies and a remix by perfume advert on a 12” with printed cover by theresa baumgartner.
BRIBE DUB (10 INCH / TRANS. RED SPLATTER / MIKE SCHOMMER RMX)
10" Vinyl (transparent blue splatter) D21.08.18
primary colours adds yet another mouthwatering edition to the reserve series with another collaboration side-by-side with insect o. this no nonsense track comes at you with sonic precision and attention to detail and of course the mike schommers reprise is a perfect ode to the original elements. both sensational and ready for the floor.
limited repress! melodie opens up cinetic art records with two trippy cuts that will take you on a deep journey listening to them in your home or at the club. the b side also has a remix by legendary producer jay tripwire that takes you on an even deeper state. cinetic art records is about music which is constantly evolving and at the same time builds up a subtle energy in the listeners mind and body. vinyl only.
VOL.3 (BEN BUITENDIJK / TOM LIEM / JOCELYN ABELL / STEVEN SIWALETTE / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D16.08.18
limited repress! for the third mouche release dutch artist ivano tetelepta has invited some of his closest friends to create not less than four fantastic dub infected and hypnotic grooves. his ep also marks the third edition of the so called -ivano tetelepta & friends--series. it all started with a record on highly acclaimed label fear of flying a few years ago and continued on rue de plaisance in 2016. now ivano brings out the third part on mouche. on the record he collaborates with the likes of ben buitendijk, tom liem, jocelyn abell and steven siwalette.
conforce returns under his silent harbour guise this august with the ‘noctiluca’ mini lp, a six track collection set for release via copenhagen’s echocord. dutch producer boris bunnik has been releasing material under various guises over the past two decades such as conforce, versalife, hexagon, vernon felicity and of course silent harbour which he revisits here following 2015’s ‘hinterland’ on deep sound channel and the self-tilted inauguration of the project in 2012 on echocord. the beatless drones of ‘riparian’ open the package, perfectly setting the tone with murky bell like chimes, rumbling subs and splashes of white noise before title-track ‘noctiluca’ picks up the pace, tipping the focus over to bubbling dub echoes, glitched out, minute percussion and a sturdy muted kick to keep things driving. ‘dwelling’ is up next, featuring expansive, washed out synth textures, cavernous bass tones and modulating percussion throughout. leading on the b-side of the release is ‘peridinum’, employing classic dub techno tropes with an amalgamation of choppy stab sequences dynamically evolving over off-beat hats and a thunderous kick. ‘fusiformis’ strips things rhythmically whilst keeping the bubbling delays and expansive reverbs at it’s core before closing track ‘pelagia’ brings bright, resonant synth lines, delayed percussive hits and tension building synth bass into the limelight.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august, courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf, and further afield, for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon, clr, sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger, takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones, hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows, tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits, fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building, expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick, stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
2018 repress of this timeless classic ,
versand ab 10.08.2018! , shipping starts from 10.08.2018
the desired by many and sought after ‘the time’ by vizar is getting a re-release. the hypnotic and sweeping track originally released in 2011 is still being featured in numerous dj sets to this day thus proving the ‘timelessness’ contrary to its title. besides these it appeared as one of the soundtracks in anatoly ivanov’s 2013 documentary ’kvadrat’ that is about the realities of techno djing exemplified by the life of andrey pushkarev. b-side is reserved for yet another worthy vizar masterpiece, ‘in between’.
some time around 20 years ago, the artist known as dub surgeon made an absorbing album of beautiful dub infused with ambiance, found sounds and horizontal rhythms. the lost future was recorded at the former amsterdam film academy where dub surgeon. the recording engineer for the project was ricardo villalobos. dub surgeon and ricardo villalobos then mastered it together, putting it through several vintage mixers and recording it to 2 inch tape. then, tragedy struck: a storm surged and ignited a fire that ravaged the studio. the master copy was thought to have been lost forever. dub surgeon stopped making music and disappeared into the shadows after just two eps on future dub in 2002/3. but one day 15 years later, totally out of the blue, he received a demo of the lost future. pay attention to this, it said. attached was a demo version of the long lost album and now, finally, it has a perfect and impossibly poetic home on dubais ark to ashes, which is named in homage to the story of lee scratch perry burning down his black ark studio to rid it of demons. sounding as fresh as ever, the lost future is an authentic dub experience with a story as special as the music itself.
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album, firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue), and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip, turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords, sweaty machine percussion, and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier, if surprisingly stripped back, feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object, with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing, cymbal-heavy groove.
waehlscheibe from switzerland has thought of something really special to celebrate release #10 and has created a double vinyl compilation that assembles many of the label s regulars together with a few fresh faces. the prevailing sound between deep and dubby techno and dub house refects the label s long-time dedication to this particular version of electronic music. thus waehlscheibe has established itself as more than an insider s tip for those who cherish grounded quality and timeless sounds. from the dub techno sounds of novio dub tribe, patrizio gabrielli and s&ro via sophisticated dub house from mend, anton kubikov and alessandro crimi to the housey afairs of a.s.cudia and drei farben house the compilation x showcases a fne variety of contemporary house and techno with subtle twists and quite a few sonic surprises.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
orlando voorn comes through with a hi-tech soul future classic. original mix is a prince-in-detroit tinged electro floor filler. two remixes from gary gritness one a full-on assault of west coast electro funk and a djax-inspired cut of speaker-busting bonus beats. hidden away on b2 is an otherworldly, dub techno masterpiece, reworked by cv313.
repress: this is the sort of record that could only have been made by someone with a vast amount of experience. producer nick dunton has a decade s worth of releases behind him, and it shows. sketches of my life veritably skips between electronic sounds and styles. it s deeply rooted in techno and electronica and specifically the clean futurisms of detroit s belleville three but steadfastly refuses to stick to one particular groove. once offers heady dub techno enriched by cascading piano figures, lost love bittersweet electro. fallen and abandoned virtues, meanwhile, evoke memories of teenage nights lost in the otherworldly sounds of warps pioneering artificial intelligence compilations.
89:ghost are thrilled to bring you an ep from talented finnish producer vesa-matti, with an ep that could be a dub techno soundtrack to a finnish sealife documentory, here s some direct info: tracks were written & produced by vesa-matti kivioja in vaasa, finland, between 2011-2017 in three different locations, highsquare sound, studio k & seafront mixingroom: we seriously dig this dude, try check out his other, more ambient work too if you can. peace. nx
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep, showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans, this ep is quirky, yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
one of our humble imprint s closest allies and a longstanding pillar of philadelphia s electronic music community, billy werner has been a constant presence in the booth at parties throughout the northeast corridor since 1998. we debuted his m//r alias in 2014 with the gathering response data 12- . since he s been busy bringing the grit to points beyond the city of brotherly love, putting in work for the likes of detailssound, l.i.e.s. and jackdept. most recently, he turned out a remix of karen gwyer s -why does your father look so nervous- for the rembo remixes on don t be afraid, as well as another for chaperone s -grit neglect- on the aforementioned snapbackbalaclava ep. written, recorded, and mixed over a period of 15 months, among the methods is in no small part a reflection of the affinities and sensibilities billy holds as both selector and producer. referencing a variety of influences from jazz to dub to electro, the album s allure stems from his deft ability to recontextualize those genres disparate aspects into a familiar–yet fiercely idiosyncratic–musical context. the end result is at once wildly fractured and precision-focused as among the methods finds its own seductive rhythm within a matrix of dub echoes and modulated low-end. it s heady ground,to be sure,as well as the most declarative aesthetic statement fromm//r to date. presented without further comment. the music is the message
pontiac streator previously appeared as a guest on the first west mineral ltd release, pendant’s by-now classic make me know you sweet, while ulla straus is perhaps best known for her part on the cultishly adored bblisss compilation tape which introduced huerco s.’s pendant alias to the world at large. their first album together is a bedroom-crafted confection where drowsy meditations smudge with lounging exotica themes in a blunted style to properly heavy-lidded effect. limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl.
whether thought of as a fistful of small change or as a digitally distributed asset, monetary exchange is best calculated for aesthetic ends at the planetary scale. zoom out, and as far as you can. yen towers is copenhagen’s simon formann, known for his work as a member of lower and age coin. “bidders must justify their price” tracks the mechanisms of global exchange and scales sound system dynamics to fit, preserving only the minimum quantity of human perspective necessary to calibrate itself for advanced club environments.
vinyl only, both tracks by sascha dive on minimood016 are destined to transfix those who like richly immersive dub techno. mind melting opener vibrating sphere has wooden hits and drum loops that rock back on themselves to keep on pulling you in. spoken word rastafarian vocals add dubauthenticity and gentle sprinkles of toms add drive to the chords. deliciously deepthroughout, yet grooving irresistibly, this cut achieves a lot from a little. on the flip-side, the perfectly crafted gravity is a smooth rolling track with classic dubchords that echo to infinity. well-treated vocals melt into the mix and the whole thing quickly casts its spell on you and keeps you there for the hugely absorbing and atmospheric duration
los angeles native based out of paris, onyvaa is one of europes newest techno imports. dj, producer and owner of her parisian based underground label passeport records. passeport is an outlet for her to release original productions with full creative musical freedom, gathering inspiration from around the globe. onyvaas sound consists of strong driving techno with dub influences along with an abundance of analog touches.
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z lovecraft opens a channel into his musical universe with three diverse cuts pinned by mellow breaks, nintendo sequencers and crystal chords. nicely pressurized with springy ambience. known to treat data overloads and warp connection burnout from peckham to hyrule.
a rhythm section family member and no bad days console controller, z lovecraft steps out on the inaugural guru meditation disc.
broken beat. lounge. dub techno. 𝚄,𝙽,𝙸,𝚃,𝚈, ♫,•*¨*•.¸¸♪,
LIVE SETS AND EDITS I (LTD 150, NUMBERED + INSERT)
12" Vinyl ES19.07.18
1per customer , special edition includes custom outer sleeve made out of compressed seeds, folded by hand and cut by laser one by one + 1 credits insert printed in recycled 300grs cardboard + 2 samurai pvc stickers + 2 bookmarks. limited to 150 numbered copies.
rod modell returns as deepchord for his first solo release on astral industries since inaugurating the label with his sought-after ‘lanterns’ ep. consisting of two stunning long-form pieces split on one side each, immersions¿ captures the emotive, halcyon sound that rod has long become synonymous with. opening with glistening ambient textures, ‘immersion i’ grows into an 18-minute piece of deep rolling dub techno. on the other side ‘immersion ii’ paints pristine soundscapes of soft, lapping waves, underpinned by submerged pulsations that rise to the surface to continue its deep space explorations. two highly refined and inspiring tracks that sit on the apogee of this sound.
prfy 002 features four acid centered tracks by purify records co-founder and longterm goethebunker resident cramp. the first solo ep of the german dj and producer features four crafty club cuts suitable for a versatile range of settings. acid, techno, house, dub - it‘s all in there. don‘t sleep on this one!
mysterious japanese newcomer neem unveils his debut vinyl on japanese imprint aura music. the title track delivers some mechanical beats topped with delicate layers of samples and electronics. on the flip “forge” meanwhile is more abstract and spooky as strange voice murmurs on industrial background. “mustard-colored jacket” is a “basic channel” rooted minimal piece features some dub samples on heavy bass.
echocord sub-label echo echo continues this july with orbite’s ‘interstellar’ ep, a threetracker from the berlin- based producer. orbite is a brand new project founded in berlin, germany with a nod towards the raw, dubby sounds often heard across the clubs in the city, and where better to inaugurate things than the recently launched sub-label of copenhagen’s echocord, one of the leading imprints in the realms of dub techno, home to pioneering acts like rod modell/deepchord, pole and fluxion who have paved the way for orbite’s own twist on the genre. the ethereal pad textures of ‘skylar’ lead on the package, deftly evolving alongside bubbling synth tones, swelling chords and shuffled percussion to create a create dynamically unfolding six and a half minute cut. ‘moment’ follows, edging things further into dubbed-out territories with heavily delayed dub echoes and mesmeric spoken word poetry intertwining to create a, hypnotic beatless soundscape. ‘organi’ closes the record with emotive, billowing pads, warm bell like tones and vocal murmurs running alongside swinging shakers and stripped-back micro-house percussion.
echocord’s colour sub-label returns early june with a four- track ep from eindhoven’s albert van abbe in the shape of ‘klangbilder’. dutch techno artist albert van abbe has nearly two decades of experience under his belt in various forms of musical and visual expression, releasing on his own vanabbe imprint, figure jams, semantica and no comment, as well as playing live and djing at hot spots across the globe such as berghain, tresor, dgtl and awakenings festival. ‘klangbilder 1’ leads with a robust rhythmic drive, employing bumpy toms, shuffled hats and lumpy kicks at its core as vacillating synths, tension building drones and menacing pizzicato strings develop throughout. ‘klangbilder 2’ takes things deeper next, retaining the dusty drums sound of the previous cut whilst stirring in airy ethereal pads and choppy, resonant stab sequences. ‘klangbilder 3’ kicks off the b-side with modulating synth whirrs, emotive organ tones and a muted drum tones throughout before ‘klangbilder 4’ closes the package, taking things beatless and cinematic via emotive synth leads, droning subs and expansive echoes.
ARGONAUT EP (NEEL, POLAR INERTIA REMIXES) (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl NL13.07.18
we remain suspended, fluctuating
in these waters of unknown wellness
flooded by a silence of emotions.
emotions that make our loneliness
more deep, clear and awful.
as nails that dig died skins,
as eyes that bleed making skins acid
as hair that strangles the crowd s voices
in this air rarefied by thoughts
to make us more conscious of the restless lack
of the hope from us stolen.
hike: cristal clear lakes, impressive mountains, soothing forests and berlin techno music.
for our hike 006 we’ve got cyrk for you. meanwhile the boys are root artists on hike and we are very proud to present their upcoming release. this time we present you a hiking path around pforzheim, a city known for its jewellery industry in the black forest. the westweg trail is one of the black forest’s best hiking routes. with it’s 285 km long-distance hiking path from pforzheim to basel, you have the chance to appreciate the region s landscape and cuisine from the peaks of the black forrest.
as non state’s inaugural release, the lake ep by jarvus is a textural exploration into unknown realms, with each passing movement painting imagery of coarse landscapes, from the rolling, insomniac daze of “rock pools”, filled with warm, bouncing bass sequences and synth-pad whirlwinds, to the submersible resonance of “lake mist”, projecting feelings of fragility and under-water claustrophobia as tribal-esque rhythms act as a calming mantra.
produced by processing all kinds of expressive sounds through various guitar pedals and using circuit bending or diy instruments, jarvus fuses downtempo-techno into atmospheric, mesmerising movements rather than folding into conventional structures.
allfeelings is releasing a 12- in dedication to his love for early dub techno coming out of berlin. the idea behind the title “untitled” is to give the listeners more space to interpret the tracks themselves rather than being distracted with any track names. as allfeelings music label is about the amalgamation of sounds and rhythms to bring about a visceral experience, this can be observed in the african inspired percussion on side a and the subtle changes and movement it has throughout its length. side b focuses more on easy listening with sounds and dry textures meandering slowly demanding the listener’s attention at all times. the other great thing about this record is it works really well pitched down which can be used to great effect during warm ups and after hours. this release has the support from ario and o:utlier from astral industries.
REFUSE EP (ROLANDO / LUKE HESS RMXS / MARBLED VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored) D09.07.18
very limited marbled vinyl. kontakt records presents two highly sought-after tracks by danish artist christian bloch. both tracks have been officially remastered after careful restoration from the original master tapes. after releasing on his own funque droppings imprint in the late 90ties christian had several successful releases on simple muzik, ll records and tresor and soon after he relocated to detroit to pursue his musical dream. luke hess and rolando contributed with two outstanding remixes of the original tracks.
the new talented italian producers sibling and the russian artist heavenchord kicking it off with lonesome landscape ep on fauxpas musik. an emotional piece of late night atmosphere dub techno music full of analogue warmth and heart-warming depth. vinyl tastes better…
we celebrate five years of freakadelle recordings with our 10th release “x”, consisting of four hand-picked tracks by our residents, which on the one hand represent the diversity of our artists and on the other hand also portray the strong musical development and the cohesion of our subcultural community over the past years.
OBSOLETE MACHINES STAGE TWO (2X12 INCH, SCREENPRINTED SLEEVE)
2x12" Vinyl UK07.07.18
ltd copies, screen printed sleeve by al white & house of traps, this marks the first new vinyl release from echospace detroit this year with all the content lovingly re-mastered in echospace, detroit, usa & cut @ deepgrooves. an unreleased classic from the vaults emerges with newly remastered content from radius s celebrated -obsolete machines- double album & two of the most epic creations featured on the -interpolation tapes- cd series, available for the first time ever on vinyl format. many of the songs featured in this project were initially sent to rod modell & mike schommer shortly after they launched their brilliant deepchord label in 2001. (recorded from 1993-2000) they were incredibly kind in saying it was the best demo they had ever heard and passed it on to octal records for release, sadly, that didn t materialize and since then these masters have been collecting dust in our cassette rack for nearly 20 years now. we ve spent months doing our best to restore the old tapes from our tascam 688, an 8 track cassette recorder purchased and abused since 1992 and to our ears still sounds quite impressive even by modern standards. we ve had nearly every component replaced and re-calibrated to bring this obsolete machine back to life, it s been a truly nostalgic experience re-visiting and redesigning these masters. we truly hope you enjoy reliving these magical times of music, very inspired by all that was happening in those years, there was just something in the air, an undeniable energy, long may it live on..
killer previously unreleased roots from the vaults of randys studio 17. in the mid 70s carol kalphat sang harmonies on max romeos if them ever, produced by clive chin at randys. at the same time however, she cut her own tune on the rhythm, also an indictment of the failures of the political system at the time. now released for the first time ever, backed with a raw rhythm version.
an der grenze (adg) is glad to introduce to you to its fifth release talka 2 x 12- (adg005) by moscowbased russian composers, live performers & djs: oid & anrilov, and revisited by russian producer unbroken dub.
whereas oid has made a name for himself with releases on dj koze’s pampa, milnormodern and pnn — presenting himself as a versatile artist, anrilov releases here his first solo track.
unbroken dub, for his part, already has a significant experience with multiple releases on rawax as well as solo eps on delsin and resonance moscow, amongst others.
on vinyl 1, each artist presents his own version of talka . whereas oid proposes a dark, mind-blowing and bewitching version, anrilov opts for a rather cadenced, breakbeat and mystic one.
on vinyl 2, unbroken dub delivers two different interpretations of talka . on the a-side, his refix is deep, linear and mystic, whereas, on the b-side, his remix appears to be the best musical translation of his artist.
we are delighted to share with you a 7” single from kompozyt’s debut album “synchronicity”. brother-duo kompozyt is also the driving force behind trees will remain recordings, london based label that is highly influenced by nature, its beauty and patterns, and serves as a reminder for humans to preserve it.
moss co. continues into 2018 with stephan bazbaz & asael weisss only ep, a three tracker equipped with two original productions, complimented further via a remix from fuse’s very own rossko. lead track only, a collaborative effort between bazbaz & weiss, kicks things off with decidedly a stripped back sonic palette, rich in analogue warmth. sparkling keys bounce off tripped-out atmospheres, as steady rolling beats and subs push the track onwards. the ep continues with rosskos only reinterpretation, an extremely accomplished debut remix that deftly draws from the original’s blissed out musicality, with renewed razor-sharp focus on low-end theory and percussive weight. a promising sign of things to come for this recently indoctrinated producer. bazbaz closes off the package with tagzimi, a solo endeavor that sees modulating dub chords trade blows with snappy percussion and rich pads, a beautifully constructed roller destined for long form sets during the early hours. landing in june, the only ep is set to be a staple feature in the record bags of discerning djs alike throughout the summer months and beyond.