a huge classic is back! involve, as its name suggests, try to co-involve people with all the related activities of the label and their artists, creating a bi-directional sense of communication. in between two tendencies, involve collects the classics techno rhythms from detroit and berlin, being true to the origins seasoned with modern touches.
ARMCHAIR ANALYST / LONG OVERDUE (LIMITED 180 GR VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.18
2nd mosaic release on their new ltd series, this time a split ep with steve o sullivan on side a and roger gerressen on side b - steve o sullivan is well know from his classic releases on mosaic, sushitech, bluespirit, ongaku musik ...his style is very unique dub techno , basic channel influenced sound - roger gerressen is a popular dj and producer from holland (nijmegen) ... aka gasometric run , monoaaware, he also has released on sushitech, wolfskuil, sudden drop, fasten musique, appareal music, fear of flying, nilla, joule imprint, tartouffe, irenic ... his musical sound is a great variety from deep house , minimal to dub techno...
very limited repress. vuo003 presents 4 artists from tampere city. the a side delivers some deep nocturnal house from shuffless with teisko nights and alone in detroit from lauri leino. the b side brings together blissful techno and deep house in the shape of lost in kemi from kalle-m and kuivaamo dub from tm shuffle.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
tracks from aural imbalances propagation of light album versioned and rendered for wax. just breathe gets spotlighted on the a-side with two remixes. first up, maps of hyperspace grafts his brand of dubby ambience to simon’s instrumentation for trippy chill house goodness. off land strips back the beats and ups the ambient bandwidth on his version to close out the side. the b-side kicks off with soul solution, one of mr. huxtables trademark lusicous atmospheric house tracks. adriano mirabile brings his techy production stylest o the desk on fall of stars to wrap things.
following up the debut release from altitude, vade mecum returns with an ep on the limited 10inch series with another legend in the dub techno world - merv. they became notorious after some releases in the second half of the 90s, which included two tracks that are now considered dub techno classics: >dust< and >melted vein<. the copenhagen based duo are back in the studio for a couple of years, after almost 2 decades of silence. since then, they already relased some quality new material on top labels from the scene, and we are absolutely delighted and excited to have them onboard.
soundscape versions presents the second installment on its sub-label mystic versions with seven unknown cuts by different artists from across the globe - produced and performed by using analog hardware gear. from ambient soundscapes to experimental bass music and driven techno excursions.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
mint tea proudly presents dansolos jungle. a deliciously velvet blend of tracks sourced from the uk and georgia, nurtured and crafted by producers wd41, toke and el choop.
as we head into dansolso s jungle we first encounter a slurry of dub-techno, infused with wd41 s love for tape these giant sounds represent his debut on the label. next we encounter toke, based in tbilisi he has mastered the subtitles of the dance floor developing his own unique flavour of a classic style, for mt004 he supplies perfect twilight accompaniments. el choop based in the uk has been honing his craft relentlessly since his introduction to the scene, skeleton crew reflecting this with its polished hard hitting style sure to satisfy many a dance floor.
edit select 37, part 2 of the ascend remix series which features matrixxman & cleric versions of the classic cut. add to that a brand new artist to the label, belgian dub techno maestro andre brehme and an epic new track from edit select himself and we have four tracks of the highest quality techno for your ears to enjoy.
BRIBE DUB (10 INCH / BLACK VINYL / MIKE SCHOMMER RMX)
10" Vinyl D31.10.18
limited black repress. 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 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.
the balloonist boys are ready for their first take off. each record comes handstamped, handnumbered and with a unique postcard from the clubs archive of journeys. ltd. to 200 pieces. no repress! - viewed from above all worries lose weight –
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.
INVISIBILITY COLLECTORS PACK (4XLP + POSTER LIMITED TO 100 COPIES)
4x12" Vinyl UK29.10.18
a limited collectors pack containing both chapters of sit s invisibility lp, four coloured records and a poster designed by sushitech art director kerry roper. fans of stripped-back, minimalist techno - particularly the eastern european variant focused around romania s thriving scene - will happily tell you that every release from christi cons and vlad caia s sideways invisibility theory project (aka sit) is worth checking. this pack containing all the tracks from their new album (both chapters one and two) is certainly noteworthy. it features a quintet of trippy, low-slung late night workouts seemingly designed to operate in the cracks between tech-house and minimal techno. there are naturally subtle variations throughout - a nod to dub techno here, a psychedelic acid line or dreamy deep house texture there - but throughout, their focus remains firmly on wonky early morning workouts - a future classic. max 1 per customer
the clergy is pleased to introduce you to a new initiate: birds ov paradise. this highly anticipated hypnus debut comes split into three separate ep s which will be released one each full moon starting october.
we are very happy to announce the 13th release of cabrera with two special remixes from the label boss, j.c., “vertigo” record that came out in the summer of 2017. side a comes with a special shed rework. rene is a huge influence for us and we are thrilled to have him on our catalogue. keeping the essence of the original, he made a proper raw dub techno banger. on the flip side, kastil, already part of the family, took “nyame” in a whole other level and made a fresh blend of fierce techno.
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.