druzhba returns with a va release that brings together a selection of stripped-down and atmospherics tracks. side a is represented by the berlin residents ed herbst and o.b.s. while side b is overtaken by the house duo worker union along with an unknown artist. 300 copies!
decks tip!! effervescent in its construct. andrey pushkarev’s photograph ep on his newly founded ‘luck of access’ imprint. is an exploration of the interplay of sounds and personal memories. three tracks of compelling circular beauty curling slandered dub realms in a surreal dream-state of lush. liquid and hazy frequencies.
salvation is found by identifying thesis and antithesis of a logically conceived duality as a receptive polarity which is then synthesized and expressed on a higher level. thereby practicing what is preached is the all-embracing love in the presence of the creator. the purest original state pre-dating the judgmental so called >fall of man< in unity with life itself is the principle of holiness and the root of inner peace. glory to g-d!
this album contains:
4x 12 inch
amazing hight quality printed gatefold cover with 8mm spine and a handpainted picture.
mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
manufactured by matter of fact.
artwork by markus suckut.
cover paint by rebecca reja.
the incomparable deepchord is back on soma and drops the first single from forthcoming album. auratones due in october. as is expected from the detroit based sound designer. the campfire ep is everything we have come to know and admire about his productions. from the spaced out. ambient sound fields to classic dub techno.
for the first single from rooteo & mahura’s mett album and our second release on made in green records. we present the standout sincrotune. backed with a heavier interpretation of dub techno mastermind and legend deadbeat. one of the album’s most memorable and experimental pieces. sincrotune transports tinges of the eastern influences from the full-length into a more exploratory mindset. ricocheting bells and detuned. bending string samples moving through layers of alien ambiance and a steady. heavy bass pulse at dancefloor tempo pushing it forward forcefully.
thomas brinkmann is one of the great producers of techno music and modern dance music. he initially gained notoriety in the experimental electronic music and techno community for his full-length variations of material by wolfgang voigt under his mike ink moniker. and richie hawtin. the variations were made by playback of the original artist records on a turntable of brinkmann s design. which has two tone arms with separate outputs for left and right channels. the turntables were then pitched down from 33rpm to 27rpm and the results recorded and mixed. both voigt and hawtin were sufficiently impressed they released the results on their own labels. since then thomas brinkmann has produced some all-time classic dance tracks. many of which are collected here in what is a personal selection by thomas brinkmann himself. there are unreleased tracks. different versions. and tracks that have never been released on vinyl. a full colour 20-page book with track notes by thomas brinkmann and photos from his personal collection is included. limited edition box. highly recommended! ean4050486123461
hope works founder lo shea drops two murky cuts on rekids with thule and ae recordings boss thor on remix duties.
on top of running his highly respected hope works event series in the north of england. lo shea’s reputation as a producer is unquestionable. with recent years seeing the sheffield-based artist appear on credible imprints such as phonica. never learnt. sze. transit and dext recordings.
metallic percussion is blended with growling bass in ‘let’s roll’ before introducing spooky synths to generate a mesmerising aesthetic. energetic breakbeat drums and intricate melodies then forge ‘tundish’ before thor reinterprets ‘let’s roll’ by sucking you into a dub techno vortex. stripping shards off the original that cascade whilst driving you into an abyss.
deepchord co-founder mike schommer is back from a 15 year hiatus with an entrancing 12 on steve o sullivan s mosaic records. after withdrawing from production for an extended period. the enigmatic producer revives his legacy with an unrestrained session using analog synths. drum machines and cavernous sound manipulations. invitation to love uses minimalist 4/4 percussion and unfurling delays whilst remember when explores echoed synth stabs in a broken beat framework. lastly. tranquil stepper into the night carries floating chords and cyclical melodies through airy acoustics. anamnesis presents three quintessential dub techno methods - offering a masterfully engineered package by one of the genres most revered figures
metempsychosis vinyl 001 invites you to the sonic soundscapes of tapefeed along with a remix by vril. here. we are presented with the unfolding of both legend and reality. abstract and matter. sound and touch. a journey. a mythical trip into the japanese tale of amaterasu. goddess of the sun and susanoo. god of chaos narrated through the literature of pulsing drum kicks. transcendental snares and atmospheric drones. through the evolution of the tracks we are invited to retrace the steps taken by the gods from the darkness. disorder and dismay created by susanoo to the lucidity. light and ultimate return of order as the gleaming amaterasu re-emerges from her cave. this story. visualised by sound is to be perceived through the unrestrained movement of your body. in the same way the dawn goddess ame-no-uzume danced. luring the sun back into the sky. here. we ask you to let go. abandon yourself and embrace the dawn at the end of the eclipse.
here comes the long-awaited third album of desolate. like a fine wine. after five long years in the studio it is ripe to be heard. vinyl tastes better...
2x12 inch lp. includes hq sleeve with 350g black caribic carton plus 2 sided screenprint with gold
RIGHT BEHIND YOU EP (FRANCESCA LOMBARDO RMX & JUSTIN MASSEI RMX)
12" Vinyl D02.10.17
la fleur releases her new ep right behind you via her own power plant imprint. the ep includes two tracks. circadian. and the title track right behind you - both showcasing la fleurs in-demand brand of groovy. vocal techno. the ep release marks the end of la fleurs busiest summer on record. a residency at hot since 82s labyrinth parties at pacha in ibiza. touring brazil with the watergate crew and remixing their new single from the mighty sasha have lead to it being a season to remember. the title track. right behind you. features vocals from austrian vocalist/songwriter lula. who is best known for her distinctive work on danny tenaglia club classics like la fleur favourite read my lips. la fleur said: lulas voice is special and distinct. hearing her unique way of vocalising on favourite tracks of mine from back in the day (like tenaglias 98 single read my lips for example). i just felt i had to reach out to her. creating right behind you was a labour of love and we spent months working on it until we finally got to the definitive version.
matt thibideau aka altitude releases his latest original ep on lisbon s helena records. cementing his return to the international scene. anyone who has seen his all-analog live set will be on solid ground here among four extended deep-space soundscapes. which continue the legacy of his legendary blue recordings output. transforming is the slow. cavernous floorfiller with a growling bass of truly physical intensity. while fractional s delayed chords and soft. skipping hi hats form the housiest moment of the record. touch sensor and tantalum on the flip nod to the legacy of mark & moritz (still strong to this day): the former could be a long-lost main street dub. while the latter would not be out of place as a new entry in the m-series.
girada01 caused heavy rotation among the underground elite and is already considered a future classic. here you have the follow up. another ep from mysterious unknown producers. full of quality and pushing all the right buttons.
another killer 12 inch from the one sometimes known as caveman lsd & dj paradise. fresh off the bat from that amazing city-2 st. giga 12 inch
uon is the project of an artist operating between chicago and berlin. the producer also has released music under the aliases caveman lsd. dj paradise. and uses the pseudonym special guest dj for all mix / dj related outings.
- early support from bill kouligas. huerco s.. and plo man-
2017 repress on black vinyl incoming!
straight off the back of 20 electrostatic soundfields deepchord delivers yet again with the double a-side prana/tantra. deepchord leaves the ambient/beatless works of his latest album behind and gets brings his signature deep and dubby sound to these tracks
hot-off-the-press. a solid piece of dance brilliance courtesy of g-man and francesco bonora bringing you three mood-inducing tracks for the all-nighters.
ikaruslifts you relentlessly over warm padded beats. driving you higher until you are soaring in layers of percussive space. labyrinth inspires and provokes with melodic comfort meshed with prodding synths. while drum ridden syrinx delivers the big room bounce that brings the energy and urgency. only letting you catch your breath during the breaks of splintering audio waves. ba boom!
POLYPHONIC MINDS MIXES (DELANO SMITH. STEVE O SULLIVAN. TOBIAS.) (2X12 INCH / VINYL ONLY)
2x12" Vinyl D27.09.17
** ltd vinyl only **. underground electronic music label minimood celebrates ten years of existence with a special double 12 inch vinyl only release. presenting finest dub infusions by luke hess & sascha dive. delano smith. steve o sullivan. and tobias.
almost a year has passed since the ghost of serena butler made its appearance on the realms of eerie - techno oddball marco shuttle’s label. now s/he and other beings gave birth to a new continuum. bene tleilax. where serena’s second ep. “from the cloud to our bodies”. has been conceived.
dub visions and found sound sculptures float over a maelstrom of skeletal techno remains. together with delicate melodies and vocal swarms from a realm where nothing is so sacred that it cannot be reengineered and transformed. this is a release which seizes alienation as impetus to generate new worlds while remaining still counter-trend to certain dark souls in modern electronic music. another biomechanical effort which sounds like the perfect nexus of fluid hopes and unparalleled roles.
very limited 2017 repress. berghain sureshot!!! follow up of the first release on markus suckuts own record label. three-tracker again which takes you deeper into the musical cosmos of his imprint and teases you heavier. stripped down to the essential.
having previously released on appian sounds. fred p’s boards and efdemin’s naif. o.utlier debuts on sze with an exploration of reflections and resonances in the self from objects and experiences in the environment.
the a-side features “eastbound”. a breakbeat driven slice of techno built for the club. charging forward on a journey through dizzy pads. bouncing oddball basslines and textural pressure. next up is “letat”. an ambient breath of air. both melancholic and uplifting. the b-side strides further into the unknown with “rhodesamp (whacked out revamp)”. a transmission of dubbed-out meditation. rounding off the release is “ava”. a hypnotic wedge of dub techno with a middle eastern feel.
new ep of peur bleue s boss. gohan. straight from the mystical heights of mount athos. haunted celestial techno with a tinge kosmische electro. melancholic cold wave and hazy ambient. 4 tracks into gohan s spooky journey. son of an owl and a clouded leopard. gohan is a london-based producer and peur bleue records boss.
the delsin c-series welcomes sawlin for a new ep that finds him in a housier mood than you might expect. after eps on ann aimee. vault series and code is law. he has become known as a techno producer. but this proves he can do much more. opener motion keeper is a deep underground affair with swirling pads adding scale to the heavy. churning drums. it s soaked in ethereal pads and will suck you right in when played on a large sound system. easiness supplier gets a little more trippy. with mastery synth droplets dancing about above busted. frazzled drum loops. it s edgy and tense builds to a seriously weighty groove over time. last of all. wired evening is a dark. gritty dubbed out house cut with snaking hi hats. gurgling synths and menace in the air. this is shadowy and physical house music at its finest.
another cabarete groove experiment that combines field recordings as the main source of sound design with analog moog synthesis while keeping the intense techno brutality defines their sound.
the whole ep was inspired by this photography by faisal sultan. it was the most incredible episode of synesthesia. i saw the picture and all the sounds immediately poured into my brain.
the tracks are accompanied by interpretations from the automatic message. black asteroid. drumcell and xhin!
very limited 2017 repress. early support from: marcel dettmann. marcel fengler. levon vincent. marcelus. shifted. sascha rydell. tom dicicco. and. roberto bosco.samuli kemppi. reduced to the essential and well-textured. thats what markus suckuts new label sckt is characterized best. known through releases on labels like figure spc. the producer will release only his own productions and thereby present the root of his own style. designed for the endless flow. the sustained structure and the dreamy-spherical melodies of the releases contrast each other. the luscious substructure is complemented by merciless haunting basslines. this mixture distinguishes each track as flawless. modern techno. whose steerful production is palpable in every second.
limited black repress. bluetrain aka steve o sullivan remix! primary colours keeps the theme going on their reserve series collaborating with another great friend. silver ash. >mad roy< found its way from brisbane to melbourne to the victorian coast before finally finishing its journey on this limited edition 10 inch wax. modulating synths. polyrhythmic percussion. tape delays and one massive bassline all work in tandem to create a tune full of building grooves and sneaky surprises. mad roy will shake the foundations of the biggest clubs. mad roys remix began its journey 16 years ago. richie hawtin released >closer to the edit< that year and was picked up at the local record store and immediately played on the car stereo on the way home. instantly mesmerised by the groove the sleeve notes were pulled out to find bluetrain vs dean decosta >diminishing returns< special edition dub on mosaic was that record. that moment changed everything. it would be their dream to one day have one of their tracks remixed by one of their biggest influences and this day has arrived! introducing the special edition dub by bluetrain.
2017 repress incoming!
the ever-reliant deepchord kicks off 2014 in his usual stylish way with two deep uts in the luxury ep. after last years jaunt into the ambient with 20 electrostatic soundfields. rod model return to the world of slick beats and even dreamier synths and atmospheres.
hailing form denmark. xoki & hieronymus are the protagonists of grounded in humanity s next release - “resistance”. delivering a raw & artesan slo-mo dubtechno affair as we would expect from them. vinyl-only format.
following a splendid album release from falke earlier this year. now comes a remix selection that linked friends and personal idols: samo dj. vakula. perm & ergin erteber (1/2 of things from the basement). utilising the original stems to rebuild unique characteristic jams. o.n.g. – versions satisfies with hypnotic percussions. etheral grooves. varied velocities and cryptic 80s references.
sven weisemann is set to release his ‘bilateral relations’ ep via copenhagen’s echocord this september. comprising four originals from the german producer. sven weisemann has been immersed in the underground house and techno scene for quite some time now having started djing in 1997 during the rise of the scene on his home turf of berlin and going on to release material via the likes of amsterdam’s delsin. mojuba. telrae and liebe.detail amongst many more. here though we see sven joining the roster of echocord. a perfect fit for his more dubbed out compositions with artists like fluxion. rod modell and stl on the roster. ‘lunation’ opens the release and sees weisemann fuse emotive string melodies and cavernous vocal echoes with off- kilter rhythms and rounded sub hits before title-track ‘bilateral relations’ embraces a more direct four-four approach via sparse percussion and tumbling toms alongside choppy bass stabs and ever-unfolding. echoing dub chords. opening the flip is ‘monistic’. an airy ethereal number employing billowing pads. bright synth chimes and a dropped tempo dubbed out feel to create something truly stunning and thought provoking before the ‘decimation (valvle tr9 mix) closes things on a darker tip with looming stab swells. heavily swung drums and sporadic growling bass drones.
producer and dj from cantabria pablo bolívar signs the new release in his very own seven villas. in which he takes the chance to interpret --remixwise-- the tracks on the album traverse -by sensual physics which was originally released in 7v in 2016.
we are facing a very special project for pablo bolívar this time. his admiration for the veteran german producer joerg schuster -one of pablo s musical heroes- gets highly reflected in each one of the eight revisions which form this traverse (reprise) . what pablo exactly does is to respect the original escapist. dubby and ambient spirit of the original trip proposed by traverse . by means of adding a soft. deep and sophisticated club aura. he turn that the album sensual physics takes into the most characteristic bolívar style is tasteful and subtle. therefore it seems a sequel of the original one. no crashes. no harshness. here everything flows simply in a natural way. especially that ambient-deep and tech fog which just adds a punch in any case. tunes as mondragon . málaga or miracle -among others- acquire a new dimension when touched by pablo bolívar s hands: always looking to their origin with respect to the original producer and the delicacy of a revised piece of work.
MOMENT OF SERENITY (EAST END DUBS / ROGER GERRESSEN RMXS)
12" Vinyl sh D04.09.17
paolo rocco. lessi s and havantepe join forces for berg audios sixth release entitled >moment of serenity<. in this killer package. you will also find a rare rework from none other than east end dubs and a deep remix of havantepes masterpiece by roger gerressen. highly recommended !
copenhagen’s echocord colour returns this august with stephen brown’s ‘power factor’ ep. featuring three originals from the uk techno stalwart. scottish producer stephen brown is a name synonymous with techno across the globe having been releasing material since the mid nineties on imprints such as derrick may’s transmat. subject detroit. skudge records. ben sims’ theory and holland’s djax up beats amongst many more. here we see brown join the roster of echocord’s sub-label colour. slotting him in alongside the likes of mike dehnert. nick hö...ppner. luke hess and deadbeat in the back- catalogue. up first on the release is ‘sandtext’. a stripped-back dubbed out opening cut fuelled by a robust kick and minute percussive hits running alongside a sturdy sub bass drive and spiralling dub stabs before ‘wet’ takes things even deeper via muted kicks. shuffling shakers and delayed synth chords. ‘back stroke’ then rounds out the release with an amalgamation of airy reverberated stab hits. rumbling low end pulsations and a thunderous kick drum to once again create an understated. hypnotic composition.
over the past six years. dimensions has become a leading name in the underground. with its festival. international series. dj directory and dimensions soundsystem. now. dimensions extends its influence with the start of its label - dimensions recordings. the label launches with a 12-track compilation across three separate discs. ‘an introduction’ makes a huge statement in setting out the label’s intent and breadth. with artists established and new stepping up to present 12 exclusive tracks.
dimensions recordings explores its darker side on an introduction part 3 with intergalactic oddities and twisted techno constructions. the release is definitely ones for the late hours. ‘crosstalk’ from gear heads london modular alliance opens. a squelching. electro. hardware excursion demonstrating a small snippet of what’s to come from the talented trio. next. french artist. upwellings steps up to demonstrate his purist approach as he unites elements of dub and techno to create the beautifully spacey ‘soft shadows’. the third offering comes courtesy of fachwerk label boss and prolific techno artist. mike dehnert. who presents raw but melodic track in ‘tokio.’which maintains his minimal and stripped back aesthetic beautifully. chicago’s steven tang in his obsolete music technology rounds off the release with ‘comb freq.’ a devastatingly powerful mix of acidic. bleeping dance floor energy!