can you believe that in former yugoslavia existed some people who were making edits and remixes without using midi or pc? can you believe these same people were making their original synth pop stuff under the influence of yellow magic orchestra and logic system? yes. it is true. these were zoran jevtic and zoran vracevic. the pioneers of electronic music in former yugoslavia. with groups sizike and the master scratch band they brought minimal electronic and breakbeat to their former country. however. with their original band from 1981 called data they created the most thrilling electronic. you can find their finest works in data-could you find your analog mind? issued by belgrade s discom. it is lp compilation with 12 previously unreleased by group data made between 1981 and 1984. it contains the first ever remixes made in former yugoslavia and obscure synth pop made under the influence of japanese scene ! transparent blue vinyl. 80 s cover design. list of equipment ... analog addicts and crate diggers don t miss this beauty!
asuntos internos is an ep dedicated to artists from spain. in this case 3 from barcelona (nlk. delusions & niet! and nehuen) and 1 from madrid (vvv). the first two songs. -overview- and -100 freeze-. have a obscure tones. and darkwave intensity. in -exorcism- delirious voices are planned on a magnetic basis while relatively ethereal. while -i do not know what i want- (jump it now mix) finally jumps into the dance floor with a purely techno ebm cut. asuntos internos es un ep dedicado a artistas del pais. en este caso 3 de barcelona (nlk. delusions & niet ! y nehuen) y 1 de madrid (vvv). las dos primeras canciones. -overview- y -100 freeze-. tienen un tono más post-punk: la primera recuerda a the cure y la segunda añade intensidad industrial. en -exorcismo- unas voces delirantes planean sobre una base magnética a la vez que relativamente etérea. mientras que -i don t know what i want (want it now mix)- salta finalmente a la pista de baile con un corte puramente techno ebm.
nyc veteran and machine wizard charles noel aka archetype reaches deep into his sonic archive to present another incredibly special release on bright sounds. featuring exclusive previously unreleased material ranging from abstract to sublime in the form of a new & unique alias. (cn₂.). essential
just in time for the end of summer dark leader snaps back with it’s third release for 2017. for dark leader 004 collins brings us 3 futuristic electro cuts for his die mädchen ep.
it all starts off with luna (traum model). a track that takes the listener to the part of the mind reserved only for very late nights and early mornings where the lines between the real and unreal become blurred.
next up is lotte (kampf modell) an aggressive electro number that turns the dance floor into a battlefield from a war where humans finally overtake the machines.
finally collins takes us on a hypnotic journey that interweaves sadness and beauty with alenka (trauer modell). a track that reconnects you to memories and past experience. an odyssey that you won’t soon forget. dark leader 004 is housed in a full color jacket featuring cover artwork by eleanor’s mannequin art. design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
the summer of 2017 also brings dark leader 003 featuring riga’s dmitry distant and portland’s own natural magic.
side a begins with “tukšums” a driving acid jam by dmitry distant that brings the energy level up to 11.
natural magic’s “most high” polishes off side a with a triumphantly positive romp that puts the love icing right on the cake.
side b opens with “artificial joy” a breaky acid track by dmitry distant that will engross the dance floor with groovy sinister funk.
this release concludes with natural magic’s “dude can dance” a drummy piece of hypnotic dance music that dabbles in experimentalism.
darkleader 003 is housed in a full color jacket featuring cover artwork by myra koza. design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
berlin’s mechatronica follows up on the last dez williams ep. with a new va compilation featuring the exaltics. drvg cvltvre. le chocolat noir and kluentah.
the exaltics and drvg cvltvre pack the a-side with gritty. hypnotizing acid burners. relentlessly paced and bound to induce frenzy. on the flip. le chocolat noir and kluentah (50% of hamburg duo fallbeil) dive deep into analogue driven electro trips. culminating with kluentah’s 9-minute journey nightliner.
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! elliot project 003 due out in late may 2017 moves towards a selection of interesting pieces with two originals by greek artist hemo. the first original. entitled ‘clouds’ is a moving electro journey with powerful pads and subtle basslines. ‘dogman’ turns a corner delivering a cosmic styled disco flight with catchy riffs and resonating bass leads. s. crosbie from the dark arts imprint also joins the project remixing ‘clouds’ into stripped back techno and frazer campbell closing off the release with an emotion fueled version of ‘dogman’.
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! julian perez delivers his debut album solemnity on the artist’s own imprint. fathers & sons productions. this 2×12” vinyl only release is a deep sonic journey highlighting perez’s attention to detail and the evolution of style gained from many years of refining. solemnity branches out in many directions but is unmistakably perez. expressing himself musically more than ever before. presenting relaxing soundscapes that float through various atmospheres plus perfectly-mixed 909 beats. listeners can expect a journey of songs that ranges from innocent and deep to club-friendly and driving. the album’s title comes from the state of being serious and dignified. which is seen in this complete package from the artwork to the mix and expert selection of sounds. solemnity by julian perez is a window to the artist’s dedication to his craft and ability to create honest sound. it’s an album that should be listened to from start to finish. we solemnly swear.
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! for its eight instalment. and its first various artist. finest hour brings together old and new friends. tolga fidan and voigtmann were in the plans since the label was created in late 2013. and it’s with great joy that we finally welcome their contribution to our series. a versatile ep that ranges from timeless house inspired by the deepness of the 90s to futuristic minimal cuts with a modular touch and a broken beat edge. the va is completed with two individual contributions by label bosses onirik and pablo tarno. fitting with the musical aesthetics that finest hour is known for.
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! darren allen joins the family at discobar for a 2-part release. the first containing four abstract grooves disrupted by distinctive sound interventions both synthesised and real. a clock ticking on ‘initiation’ joins rapping snares in giving intent to the track’s floating melodic figures and vocalisations. ‘manitou’ overlays steppy breaks with the rumble and roar of the eponymous heavy-duty vehicle. an invasion of the outside world sure to bewilder some dancefloors.things turn darker with distorted highs and groggy mid-range drift in ’obyvatel’. before the quiet industry of ’molecular’ – its assorted bubbles and rattles both musical and humorous – brings us back to the light.
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! yay is happy to announce the debut of yakine on its label with a four tracks ep. this new selection of tunes is the product of some serious studio sessions. incorporating retro equipment to channel his devotion to techno into four sparkling new slices of analogue funk. taking influence from techno kings like underground resistance. yakine rolls out four interlinked pieces of cosmic electronica. created with an old roland r8. modular synths and a whole heap of analogue effects. which all form part of a journey into the stars and beyond...
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! this is the time of yay s first lp and in the same is also canvax s first release ever on vinyl. canvax’s lp called cosmophilia takes you on a journey from the atmospheric and emotional. to the raw and dark and back again. exploring concepts such as curiosity. space and discovery. taking off into a universe with a distinct blend of techno. electro and ambient sounds. all tracks and artwork are made by canvax. !!! providing good vibes !!!
black weekend deal till monday 12 o clock! the lifesaver 3 compilation. the yet most comprehensive package of the lifesaver history. sounds like electro. sharp-edged like the vault in a hague bunker (lauer). provides data pop with piano crescendo (fort romeau). brings the style characteristics of german schlager music to the breakdance mat (rolande garros). lets the bulky lily-of-the-valley bells clang and sends the reverb tails away with the wind (benedikt frey). there are several new names to discover: felix strahd. benjamin milz. vincent feit. and of course there a many old acquaintances: massimiliano pagliara. orson wells. tcb. chinaski. roman flügel brings us “good news”. however: “from another planet.” and fort romeau feels “lost. again”. but in such somnambulistically beautiful manner that you want to get lost with him instantly and jointly find the great joy.
svengalisghost captured here in his most true form. the live setting. this recording comes direct from the board during his performance on french television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. what may be the chicago born artist s darkest and most plodding recording to date. this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial. foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp. plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. this is sound of evil personified. limited copies available worldwide.
ltd to 50 copies .
the ambientist hurled oneself into adventures with his own 90 s interpretation of ambient. leftfield. breakbeat and uk electronica.
for fans of traumprinz or rising sun
ambient. breakbeat. deep house. drum n bass. leftfield. new age. jungle
nice price deal !!! some deeper food for thought on big & dirty. its been a while (3 years actually). since we saw new material from berlin based techno legend mijk van dijks alter ego plato. with >ashes of our dreams< mijk returns in his plato disguise and goes into a deep progressive mode. with lovely vocals from jette von roth.
nice price deal !!! after his european success with -crush-. chris rockford is using another original big hitter -midnight man- recorded by flash & the pan that took the carts by storm in 1985 and still stands in the forefront of the major classics today. with remix of kim jofferey (stonebridge. chris kaeser) and mike md (coronabros.) rockford has put together the most spectacular package for this autumn
after a triumphant return to batu s timedance label with intrigued by the drum ploy keeps the pressure high on his new ep for hemlock. unruly exposes further light on the workings of his now signature style. waves of metallic percussion tessellate around a thumping central bassline. pneumatic flashes of noise seal a dense atmosphere full of equal parts euphoria and dread. garys is ploy s most stripped back and potent club tool yet. striding into proper techno territory. equipped and optimised for the highest yield. lost hours drops the beats and pumps out a thick fog of hazy chords and bellowing subs. perfect for after hours listening.
nice price deal !!! after their manic mind series. ginos and snake delivers us excellent minimal and hypnotic techhouse with electro sounds!! filthy and fresh masterpiece. this dj tool is ready to take the place of the >secret weapon< in your bag. already played by many major players
nice price deal !!! incl rmxs by malente & adam sky big with shir khan. boris dlugosch. jerry bouthier. malente. le hammond inferno. maral salmassi. ascii.disko. azzido da bass. after an athletic debut lp and an equally sweaty collaboration with adam sky weighing in heavily on the dancefloor. the world domination are building from strength to strength. it was only a matter of time then before luscious urged them to deliver their next punch! f**k machine. a track originally released on the duos debut album >heat<. is a seedy. anthemic floor-filler. combining their trademark electro-glam guitars. stomping drums and risque vocals. this is garage-rock for the noughties!
a new label services deal with !k7 was announced this year that will see the relaunch of the two hundred & forty volts label and for the first time ever the entire swayzak back catalogue. to celebrate the re-launch and ultimately draw a line under the old material a 19 track retrospective will released shortly afterwards on dec 1. the lost tapes compilation will include some of their seminal classics. unreleased versions and a brand new single from swayzak & richard davis. all paving way for the new album next year.
new long player from manchester s claro intelecto. entitled exhilarator . the 13 track album marks a return to action for the esteemed producer. a cinematic album of icy techno. weighty bass and poignant melody. from plaintive keys and slow motion drums awash with melody to corrugated industrial drums that don t let up. this is a diverse album in both mood and texture. moments of ambient celestial beauty exist next to breezy and summery grooves while skewed and sludgy acid sits next to serene underwater dub. stewart s mission to step outside his usual self has resulted in another landmark electronic album. killer release!!!
music for dreams is proud to announce the new album by danish legend dub tractor. one of the founding fathers of electronica in denmark in the early 90s. anders remmer has remained a reluc-tant beacon of copenhagen’s scene ever since. with his musical legacy still a work in progress. as well as being a member of future 3. remmer has released material under a number of different aliases. but his most frequent guise dating back to 1994 has been dub tractor. under this name. he gently crafts complex yet warm and organic electronic music that flirts with ambient. dub and idm. with “hello ambient wash”. the first dub tractor album since 2009. remmer explores further the possibilities of dub tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album -sorry-. in addition to new material. the second half of “hello ambient wash” presents a ret-rospective of hand-picked tracks from his first three albums on flex records (the label which music for dreams founder kenneth bager ran with ole mortensen from 1994 to 2007). ... bonus info: nils frahm is a fan.
goings third effort is a joint release by silent water and meakusma. recorded in the span of one year in monthly recording sessions. it sees them venture off into an at times melismatic and contrasting contemplation on forward musical propulsion. 70s crossover jazz and minimalistic and at times downright futuristic electronic music. over the course of two spun out yet concentrated pieces. light and dark are built into a mesmerizing musical reverie that is equally as contemplative as it is explicitly emotional and confrontational. melodic as well as rhythmic accents diverge and coalesce with ease and poise. a subtle yet incessant throb defining everything throughout. record includes free download code + additional bonus track. running time side a - 24:43 / side b - 24:22 released in a gatefold cover.
limitierter doppel-release des brixtoner künstlers gaika zu seiner gleichnamigen global-tour-party the spectacular empire mit unzähligen künstlerkollegen. die wie er von forschungsdrang und politischer provokation geleitet sind. speziell der track battalion vereint soziale weckrufe. politik und kunst in einem dröhnenden dancehall-powerhouse. der bis zum emotionalen ausbruch anschwillt und verdeutlicht. weshalb gaika zu den aufregendsten britischen künstlern der letzten jahre gehört. 2 x 10inch inkl. download-code. limitiert auf jeweils 500 stück weltweit.
zweites soloalbum der ladytron-frontfrau marnie nach dem vorgänger -crystal world- (2013). auf -strange words and weird wars- präsentiert die neu-londonerin 10 neue songs mit eingängigem electro-dream-pop. stilistisch irgendwo zwischen la roux. ellie goulding und kylie minogue. ps: die limitierte lp-auflage erscheint sowohl auf schwarzem. als auch auf weißem vinyl. beide varianten sind aber unsortiert miteinander per zufallsprinzip vermischt. so dass jederr kauf ein einmaliger glücksgriff wird.
unsere pop ambient compilation-serie kehrt für 2018 ins rampenlicht zurück. natürlich kuratiert von wolfgang voigt. der auch für die aktuelle ausgabe eine handverlesene auswahl an genre-veteranen und neuzugängen präsentiert. bereits vorhandene erfahrung mit der mission macht sich unter den diesjährigen beiträgen schnell bemerkbar dank individueller künstlerperspektiven. von den organisch-rhythmischen samplecollagen the orbs (zu hören auf skys falling) zu kaitos ätherischen trance-klanglandschaften (travelled between souls) und mikkel metals intim wirkendem ambient-songwriting (shame).
dj richard returns with another stunning release on dial records: path of ruin. inspired by the rather harsh magic of new england in winter - the place where the three tracks have been recorded - dj richard creates a wide and dark raving beauty.
following their debut ep release -one- earlier this year. french music act esss deliver an array of sounds in their latest ep naturally entitled -two-. electro down tempo 80 s synths meeting 70 s funk with modern dark techno builds. -two- is a melting pot combination of gesaffelstein and stranger things . the opening track (1) berlingot will no doubt take the dance floor by surprise as layered synths. kick drums and bass sounds descend into a new wave banger. (2) kickflip is a glitchy down tempo cut with dreamlike percussion with twisted retro synths. (3) nightlight is an ominous rolling cut that offers similar 80 s sounds but with added grooves and darker techno elements.three tracks on -two- offer retro and futuristic beats. enough to lose yourself into. get -two- after -one- by ess
macht macht zement - what does it mean? 80s drums. synths and vocals. almost without context.
..fallbeil. two soon-to-be men (aka boys). finish tracks at the rate of butchers kneading meatballs. due to laziness and a lack of technique. everything gets recorded on one track and immediately thrown into the frier.
..nothing is planned. first up. school detention followed by rough lofi rap.
..the album contains a wide variety of themes from mailmen to warthogs. from latecomers to sensible conversation. every track is created out of spontaneity. two very short tracks on this album date back to 1999. when the boys performed as ‘funky granatos’ in the local youth centers. sadly. their performances werent successful. nobody wanted to listen to them and almost every concert ended in mass brawls.
..the track postman comes from the duos side project grand malheur and was recorded in 2015 in bronxfeld. more output from this project will appear on various eps in the near future.
..the album title macht macht zement originates from tom pötgen. tom always wanted to throw the sacred hand grenades. we hope he does that right now!
the 3rd lp in the series air afrique records presents is a journey which leads more to club-tracks. it starts with an uprising afro-track performed by the camroun rapper the tale (a.k.a. zeegee) in pidgin english. the last track of the a side is a tribute to the fast techno-like style funana which is very popular on cabo verde islands. the b-side is going straight into tropical bass and ends with an pure simple straight foreward electro-tech track.
die inspiration für sein neues album -mirapolis- bezog der französische produzent rone seiner leidenschaft für den filmklassiker -metropolis- sowie seinem wunsch. kultregisseur michel gondry zu treffen. der für rone das albumcover entwarf. das ergebnis ist ein cineastisches meisterwerk. an dessen entstehung eine vielzahl von prominenten gastmusikern teilnahm. darunter john stanier (battles). bryce dessner (the national). die französische death-metal-band vacarme band. avantgardist gaspar claus. us-slam-poet saul williams. baxter dury (sohn des legendären ian dury). die israelische elektronikerin noga erez sowie blonde redhead-sängerin kazu makino.
the underdogg is the title of dj tre’s debut ep for hyperdub. he had two brilliant tracks featured on our dj rashad tribute compilation next life. but compared to other longterm members of the teklife footwork crew. he hasn’t released much. so we’re very happy to bring him out to play again here. tre has been about since the early days. born and raised on the south side of chicago. encouraged by the late dj rashad and his partner dj spinn. he has been making tracks since 1999. over a decade before footwork’s ascent to global popularity. on this ep his sound. for the most part is rooted in the speedy 4/4 of juke. it features a sparse and minimalist take on footwork but he’s got a knack of adding in tight little switches and details that keep the tracks moving as essential dance floor weapons.
interdimensional journeys lay ahead as volruptus lands on т...р...и...п... with a 5-track tour of his alternate reality. androids navigate their way through deep space. determined to find more. one minute they’re floating. the next. racing through a continuum at twice the speed of light. sharp broken beats create a framework for immersive pads. glitchy inflections and acid bass to wander.
volruptus holds a state of the art lens to classic electro. exploring its form with the meticulous detail of a true audiophile. this one’s for the psychonauts.
teklife records are proud to present their 6th release: tekvision by traxman.
a leading figure and respected elder in the teklife family. traxman has waited patiently while releases from young upstarts like taso and dj earl have been enjoyed by footwork lovers all over the world. now the time has come for traxman to take centre stage. presenting a collection of new material that demonstrates his mastery of the footwork sound.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
eleased by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space. sky girl is enriched with artwork from perks and mini mutant misha hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of ivan smagghe. australian import 2lp. released by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space (sky girl. etc) - all exclusive tracks! scratching the surface of australia’s independent electronic massive. butter sessions and noise in my head finally compile the second volume of domestic documents. featuring all exclusive tracks. perth godfather ewan jansen joins new wa blood phil stroud and senate. respectively making hectic percussion tracks and hell bent techno. as newcastle transplant roman nails emerges with his squelching one take tape experiments. meanwhile in melbourne. fia fiell’s ambient mind maze and butter sessions alumni booshank target the cerebral cortex. hotrod goes full turbo and live/dj wingmen miris and norachi share the same side of their vinyl debuts (alongside the freakishly underrated colours of infinity aka kloke). kangaroo skull and cale sexton fly the flag for temporal cast. the latter on a calming club collab with sleep d. liner notes from ivan smagghe and artwork from misha hollenbach (perks and mini) features many rarities reissued for the first time ever
acid test continues their journey with the return of achterbahn damour. on their first proper release in three years. jool & iron curtis patiently craft an intricate sound world - with the opening track. major-key pads hearken towards a bright future. hi-hats rustle like leaves and on dehaveland. percussive elements fall into beautiful. random unison like factory machines staging an after hours dance. samuel van dijks vaunted vc-118a project steps up for a remix. turning in a taut techno version that unfurls smoke pillars of ghostly ambience. the duo wraps up the four-tracker with an unexpected dreamy electro turn. dont talk to me. throughout acid test 13. they remain in lockstep with the labels ethos - to bend. hammer and flatten acid lines into new. imaginative shapes
earlier this year daphni (aka caribou. aka dan snaith) released a very special fabriclive mix made up of 23 original. unreleased daphni tracks and four new daphni edits to widespread critical acclaim. today he has followed up with the announcement that he ll be releasing a new full-length album. joli mai. on 6 october (nb vinyl coming later.) comprised of extended versions of the tracks from the mix as well as new. unreleased track vulture
vier tracks aus dem erfolgreichen album -rr7349- (2016) der experimentellen synthie-band s u r v i v e aus austin. texas. die für den soundtrack der netflix-erfolgsserie -stranger things- verantwortlich ist. abgemischt und neu interpretiert von künstlern wie lena willikens. not waving. sam haar (blondes) und justin k broadrick aka jk flesh (godflesh. jesu). diese vier remixe zeigen gekonnt die kompositorischen fähigkeiten und die musikalische vielfalt. die in jedem track zu finden ist. und fassen die große klangpalette von s u r v i v e zusammen. für alle fans von stranger things. john carpenter. trent reznor. tangerine dream. boards of canada. the haxan cloak. zombi. visible cloaks. floating points!
following a live debut at berghain and standout shows at de school and institut fuer zukunft. daniel martin-mccormick returns as relaxer with the fourth installment in the projects eponymous ep series. jamie lee takes over the a-side harrowing screams are framed by strobing chords and a deadly groove. simultaneously euphoric. agonizing and cathartic. jamie lee was written as the climax of relaxers live set and is a prime example of the artists uniquely feral techno. drawing equally on punk confrontations and more haunting emotional explorations. jamie lee is a lacerating and visceral descent. on the b-side. unwind oozes from the speakers. a miasmic cut that builds on the white knuckle tension of jamie lee. a lone synth figure worms its way through pulsating 3d drones. shimmering dissonances and hiccuping drums. rocking out into a quasi catatonic infinity. finally regime change gently floats on the surface of a trash-filled sea. a fading. smog choked reverie.
spoiled drama reemerges exhibiting their darker side on -this is our mission-. their debut on the label embodiment of berlin s fleisch collective. the five track ep exhibits a unique range and dexterity. blurring lines between the realms of techno. ebm. acid and electro with a touch of maladjusted pop and post-punk. from the anxious beat and shimmering tones of -another death experience- to the ritualistic war drums and heavily distorted vocals of -kisses are out of fashion-. expect to feel dizzied. unnerved. yet beckoned to move. the eponymous track closes out the ep in an undeniably drexciyan fashion. low-pitched vocals emerging from watery depths in lush sweeping pads and dissonant melodies. a mission accomplished with style.
the second various artists release from bass agenda that focuses on dutch electro talent. following on from the success of the first release in 2016. that was supported by helena hauff. umek. dave clarke and many more. the sequel brings another four powerful and diverse electro tracks from the netherlands.
seit fast 20 jahren bereichert der brite james holden die electronic-szene mit innovativen. prägnanten und stilbildenden ideen. für sein drittes album versammelt er die liveband the animals spirits um sich herum. um seinem elektronischen sound organische liveinstrumente wie saxofon. kornett oder cosmic-percussion hinzuzufügen. so entsteht ein neuartiger. synthbasierter folk-trance. der elemente wie psychedelia. krautrock. weltmusik und spiritual-jazz mit holdens melodischer stärke kombiniert. damit kreiert holden eine neue genreprõgende form universeller musik. die gleichzeitig flüssig wie lebendig klingt.
schwarzes 180g doppelvinyl im gatefold inklusive downloadcode.
left ear are re-introducing another ten lost tracks from nicholas georgieff and virgil work. st louis basement electronics duo workdub. the release spans material from 1989-95 and includes recordings from their sole lp and both cassette albums. workdubs music hardly fits into a vacuum and some might even say it’s otherworldly. tracks like reach for the stars and lunar module reflect dreams of space-age exploration. all the while their investigation into drum machines. synthesizers. samples matched with their organic live instrumentation work to create a unique atmospheric dubbed out sound.
double vinyl gatefold album with heavyweight black vinyl. 20pp booklet. 30cm x 30cm art print and downloadcode.
the desecration of desire is the first album in 14 years from techno heavyweight dave clarke. the follow up to his acclaimed 2013 album devils advocate the new album is a dark. ruthless journey including features by mark lanegan. mt. sims. gazelle twin. anika and louisahhh and reinforces his title as the baron of techno. a moniker given him by the late. great bbc radio dj john peel.
standard 140 gram red double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with downloadcode.
the desecration of desire is the first album in 14 years from techno heavyweight dave clarke. the follow up to his acclaimed 2013 album devils advocate the new album is a dark. ruthless journey including features by mark lanegan. mt. sims. gazelle twin. anika and louisahhh and reinforces his title as the baron of techno. a moniker given him by the late. great bbc radio dj john peel
after a feature on steffi s fabric 94 mix cd (and the accompanying dolly deluxe 3 release). late night approach debuts on klakson with a hyper funky electro twelve. the two tracks on the a side both show machine music that s simultaneously human. whether it s the melancholic shards of melody buried under -clarence mews- commanding rhythmic pulsations. or the beautifully striking chords on -luvquest-. however. the b-side takes us to gloomy subterranean pastures with the uptempo banger -primo-. while a2 -kit- crosses over into broken beats but still keeps the same shadowy atmosphere.
quadratschulz delivers his debut album -ww303-. ten tracks make up this vision. a vision of lazers. pulsing neon and gleaming chrome. arcade game memories. curls of acid. electrofunk vocals. synth wave chic. and even some past greats. all are lovingly folded together in this rich and diverse collection. styles are juxtaposed. 303 bars throb and strings soar in the lilting -der rasende roland- whereas -robotic dancer- struts to a future-world funk. quadratschulz sculpts his sound with a wonderfully warm and autumnal quality. as in the cascading synth showers of ferrofluid. yet there are colder moments. the frigid flows of kran sprouting into the chilly house tones of piloten. a tribute to the groundbreaking lfo is also included. bleep festooned chicanery is the offering as ring the bell takes you back to the infamous warehouse parties of 90s britain. and if that weren t enough. the 2lp also comes with downloads for some cracking remixes by dmx krew. andreas gehm. kettel. chris moss acid and posthuman to name but a few. a wide angle view of quadratschulz s unique sound.
new addition to the vinyl-only catalog. zender s atoll is a collection of three innovative cuts from rising talent jordan magee. boogizm main man s-max and label head tom joyce. with an extra remix by italian veteran producer alex picone. ranging from electro. breaks and spacey deep house. this well-balanced compilation is a great following of the new iram. released last year on sounds benefit.
after five years of disco modernism. old and new teams of producers join together for this fresh collection of future dancefloor fillers. the main idea behind the milano disco wave title is to represent what is happening now in the milan s club scene. featuring six tracks crafted by well known artists as rago and farina of lectric workers. fred ventura and paolo gozzetti of italoconnection. stefano tirone of modo. livio fogli of la maison. young hopes as forklift & saw and codazzi. all working hard to produce a modern sounding version of italo disco for the future. the release is strictly limited to 300 12- vinyls.
senales. spanish for signals. is the new work and debut at femur by rafa m. espinosa. aka geistform. it depicts a round trip to the darkest side. the sullen and dismal side of our sonic concept. the four tracks. which make up this 12- range from odes to smacking electro beat. obsessive mid-tempos. old industrial echoes and sinister and unsettling atmospheres.
an addendum horrificata to the fantastic lp. haex-hrll aka dj overdose returns from the nether regions of space with a louder dancefloor cut of sleeper hit north of warren accompanied by witchy and dread filled extras. remixes are provided by label heads antoni maiovvi who takes test tube babies from the further from the truth lp into tripped out waters and vercetti technicolor. who reimagines north of warren for blood-soaked 90s hollywood vampires. brand new master by brassica! art by eric a. lee.
this may look like just another lp. but in reality. it s a journey. i always made electronic music. but sometimes i wanted to get a musical point across that a synthesizer couldn t reach: the human touch. the perfection of imperfections. atonal experiments. the euphoria of the slightly out-of-tune fuzz guitar. so 7 years ago. my friend weytkin and me started a guitar combo to see what we could do with our collection of guitars and vintage equipment. the only machine i was 100% familiar with was the drummer: my trusty roland tr-808.- – ruud lekx (rude 66. jagdstaffel 66. lekx).
throbbing gristle gelten heute zu recht als die wichtigsten vertreter der klassischen industrial music. die band ging aus der aktionskunstgruppe coum transmissions (ct) hervor. die etwa ende 1969 von cosey fanni tutti und genesis breyer p-orridge gegründet wurde. 1974 stieß der im jahr 2010 verstorbene designer und techniker peter sleazy christopherson zu ihnen. im jahr darauf chris carter. zum 40. jahrestag seiner erstveröffentlichung wird am 03.11.2017 -the second annual report- als limitierte edition auf weißem vinyl im original packaging inklusive downloadcode erneut veröffentlicht werden.
say what you wanna say. but you have to give strahil velchev this: the manÆs a powerhouse. recording and playing live under the kink alias. he went on to become one of finest purveyorÆs of funk in techno and house. what it is. by definition. ainÆt exactly clear. and that is the beauty of it. kinkÆs music is unifying in the best possible way. channeling the spirit and feeling of a time where it didnÆt really matter who the faces behind the music were. kink plays with the elements of genres and sub-genres as if the future of it all is still wide-open. at the same time it could be accused of retro-fetishism. as much as the pope himself is infallible. the pure need to recreate moments. feelings and experience - rather than carbon copies of existing designs - was what started kinkÆs production work. hailing from bulgaria. it was nearly impossible to get your hands on all the records and music that fed into a system of raves. clubs and record shops that seemed far away from sofia. and financially it might as well have meant another galaxy. wanting to dj without having access to the tracks that spun the carousel meant that you had to create them yourselves. so. here we go with a private bootlegger gone public mastermind and one of the loudest voices in house. techno and beyond. from kinkÆs early productions with neville watson to his smash-hit for ovum. a cerebral album for macro. tons of remixes & tracks and his mind-bending live act. playground seems to take all that into a blender. simultaneously a sound-summary. the harvest of a field of ideas. and the exhibition of an artist in his prime. it also works as a sort of kink dictionary: avant-garde soundscapes stand next to boisterous bangers. classic club tracks and peak time emotions
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY LIBRARY SERIES. VOL. 1 (LP)
12" Vinyl UK06.11.17
in the spirit of pioneering library music manufacturers and archives like de wolfe and kpm. red bull music academy presents a series of library music releases by academy alumni. new zealandís grayson gilmour helms the inaugural entry with his unique combination of baroque pop. electronics. and new wave sounds. accompanied by a remix from bristolian ambient and drone producer paul jebanasam. mastered at calyx and manufactured via handle with care.
after releasing space control an intergalactic journey into synthesizers. back in 2012. the theremynt duo went on to release a successful. if steady. stream of eps. including robotique de l amou r and vampiros discos (a tribute to brazilian filmmaker ze do caixao). with remixes coming from the likes of david carretta. acid washed and club bizarre. these were playlisted by scene djs such as marvin & guy and ivan smagghe. amongst others. now yann and eva are striking back with their second lp. parallels. it s a record that sees them changing their colour palette and mood. but one that s still haunted by ghosts that lurk within their synthesizers and drum machines. the 10 tracks still exhibit peel s ever shifting vocal style and yann s sophisticated arrangements. but the second lp oscillates between ballad and dancefloor. landing between cosmic disco influences. krautrock and other progressive techno sounds. as a bonus. the album also features a cover of famous 80 s anthem self control. (raf & laura branigan).
next up on asking for trouble after selling out the album and re-pressing comes a four track remix ep for radioactive man’s luxury sky garden album. life-time friend of radioactive man and control tower partner dexorcist aka simon brown is first up to deliver his take on ‘sonic portal’ on the a side. his style has always been uncompromising and as a music lover and dj he s been a major influence on tenniswood’s style and taste for a long time. dexorcist turns in a detroit influenced banger which goes deep. ben pest then follows with his own take of the same track. a member of funk band pest. purveyor of wonky techno. music tech teacher and hardware enthusiast ben has also released on jerome hill’s don t’ label. i love acid and horror boogie to name a few. his take on ‘sonic portal’ is as genre bending and weighted as you’d expect. over on the b side pain struck stanley dumb remix ‘blast furnace’ - a fast and furious electro track which was released as a digital bonus to the album. they work it into a breakneck speed techno number. taste the amphetamine! completing the package biggabush (aka glyn bush) brings his dub influence to the mix. bush of rockers hi-fi connected with radioactive man during a mastering session asking to do the mix after hearing the record. the results are impressive and provide a welcome tempo and vibe change to the ep with its deep and dubby elements.
this is gajek. this is 17. come in. feel free. don’t worry if you see a flute in the sink. matti gajek’s followup to his 2014 debut album restless shapes opens the floodgates to signals from a future best navigated by ear. moving through polyphonic pulses. layers of grooves and sounds. zooming in and out of ever evolving patterns of concentration and decomposition. the ten tracks of gajeks 17 are electrifyingly futuristic clubmusic true to the almost five decades old motto of berlins zodiak free arts lab: total freie musik - totally free music. paying tribute to electronic pioneers like hans-joachim roedelius and florian fricke while staying clear of historical mystification gajek revisits the abstract clarity and improvisational audacity of 1970s electronics from a perspective this is not 71. today motoric rhythms emerge and elapse from postdigital aural scapes. intense and sublime. linking the thermodynamic to the ephemeral. beyond the echoes of past utopias 17 discovers present signs for possible tomorrows.
we ve been closely watching the rise of a sagittariun ever since he first popped up with his consistently excellent elastic dreams label back in 2011. what started out as an anonymous project has since been revealed as the handiwork of nick harris. a long time champion of the bristol house and techno scene since before most of us were even hitting the dance. his music has been flying out with a no nonsense approach self-released. minimal promo. just cracking club-ready 12inches that tap into the fierce-but-fun spirit of detroit techno and albums loaded with smokers delights to appease his west country roots.
notes by mick glossop & manuel g÷ttsching. printed innersleeves with rehearsal and live photos . physical lp + cd only. no digital! 2015 live recording from ôsupersenseö festival melbourne. previously unreleased. featuring a supergroup around manuel g÷ttsching. ariel pink. oren ambarchi. shags chamberlain playing material from the classic ash ra tempel releases ôschwingungenö and ôseven upö ! total time: 53:17
a new transmission from the pasadena oceanlab by versalife. the start of a new saga where he explores the boundaries between electro romantic sounds and glitchy idm percussions. tracks that have already been highly sought after since his live performance at boilerroom in doornroosje. nijmegen earlier this year. a few people might have heard this release in an already legendary dj set by objekt during the freerotation festival this year. more parts are on their way.
dolly is proud to welcome parisian wunderkind coni to the label. operating on the brink of meditative house and (detroit) techno. nicolas oliers particularly hypnotic offering will certainly stand out in any set. the title track caligula is a slowly developing. climactic techno burner with icey. imperial strings hovering over it. a2 electroflash is a more warm. lush. deep-into-sunday-afternoon bubbler with a distinct french feel. topping breezy chords with a sharp hook to give it edge. with fellow parisian bambounou joining coni on the flip side. medusa goes deeper into percussive territory with a pulsating bongo riddim embraced by haunting organ pads perfect for those all-lights-off moments. a beast with many heads!
nico nightingale. aka neud photo. is no stranger to collaborations. the new yorker s latest sees him teaming up with cristiano f. grimaldi to form intrzn. a partnership meshing a free style approach to melodies with cold rhythms. their -zone- quartet is a twilight of fluctuating moods. percussion is bare. allowing bright bars to shine and darker moments to fester. music which in one breath is elated and uplifting and. the next. dejected and downtrodden.
for the second release in collaboration with zckr records. research and waves present artist hannes middelbergÑs installation-based sound piece displacement. the translation of middelbergÑs seemingly improvised. constantly rotating drawing machine onto the one-sided vinyl record makes the complexity of every automated circulation acoustically accessible.