no moon blends electro. breaks. acid and uk bass into a forward-thinking club ep for the 7th release from berlin based collective. mechatronica.
opening with “sirens”. the a-side plunges straight into deep and breaky sub-domains. before sliding on to the brighter and melodic. but equally heavy workout. “bathtub dub”.
on the flip. electro and uk bass come together on gloomy tool “where am i”. before “acid ix” finishes off the record with a blissful. distorted acid frenzy for the floor.
essential ist ein album. das ursprünglich für pete tongs bbc radio 1 essential mix im mai 2017 im soulwax eigenen studio deewee in gent aufgenommen wurde und in weniger als zwei wochen entstand. seit der gründung von soulwax im jahr 1995 sind die dewaele brüder stets neue und kreative wege gegangen. im vergangenen jahr haben sie nicht nur den soundtrack für cafe belgica geschrieben und sämtliche auftretenden bands erfunden und produziert. sondern waren auch weltweit mit 2manydjs unterwegs. mit deewee betreiben sie ihr eigenes record label und studio. veröffentlichten als radio soulwax online diverse mixe. arbeiteten mit james murphy (lcd soundsystem) unter dem projektnamen despacio zusammen und hosteten auf beats 1 ihre eigene radiosendung 2x2 - nicht zu vergessen die innovativen remixe für acts wie warpaint. tame impala. metronomy. arcade fire. daft punk. gossip. hot chip. mgmt und viele mehr.
hiele martens is the duo of roman hiele and lieven martens moana. lips is a musical story about a lord of castle daydreaming about his favorite fetish and other things. it has compositions created in the worm studio (rotterdam. netherlands) on the putney. arp 2500. serge et al combined with our own midi. voice and other techniques. in eight short songs. we sing the lords favors. whishes and fears.
into the light continues its journey to unearth and update overlooked greek music. this time focuses on a smooth. warm. youthful yet intelligent work that finds effortlessly its place in the tiny greek electronic scene of the mid 90s. gilbr (versatile): each release on this label is good news. there is no exeption. the nireus years- is a rare selection of eight unheard home recordings produced between 1995 and 1997 by the then 16-year old angelo ioakimoglu in athens. the album encompasses his most special productions ranging from bucolic new age to dubbed out midi electronics. jazzy r&b to mediterranean ambient trance!
to kick-start artificial dances 2018 release programme. the label has once again delved deep into the darkest corners of the dutch electronic underground. the result is a debut solo ep from another future hero. hague-based pasiphae. born in greece. pasiphae took up djing and music production when she moved to the netherlands five years ago. by 2016. she was confident enough to hold her own in the studio with intergalactic gary. with the resulting collaborative 12inch. made of glass. winning praise for its floor-rocking rhythms and throbbing electronic instrumentation.
elektroliza is a series of club events formed by a group of dedicated electronic music enthusiasts in 2006. it is hosted by ljubljana s channel zero. a legendary club that is part of the autonomous social centre metelkova which used to be the slovenian headquarters of the yugoslav national army.
filling a void in slovenia s electronic dance scene. the night was a hit from the start and quickly grew into a diverse and successful series focusing on new and exciting electro. acid and dark techno.
elektroliza hosted many memorable dj and live acts by performers/producers/pioneers coming out of international music incubators in gothenburg. the hague. berlin and as far as detroit. even more importantly. it brought together producers and crews from the former yugoslav republics of slovenia. croatia. serbia and macedonia. inside the former yugoslavian military barracks djs and producers from skopje to ljubljana began bonding again through music. forming new friendships. starting new collaborations and dancing the night away... in -electro city ljubljana-.
this first double vinyl compilation of the balkan elektroliza family is a collection of our shared memories and visions of the future to come.
vor 20 jahren erschien mit decksandrumsandrockandroll das debüt und gleichzeitig einzige studioalbum des britischen duos propellerheads. alex gifford & will white gründeten die band 1995 und veröffentlichten 1996 auf wall of sound zunächst ihre dive ep. gefolgt von weiteren eps und singles. am 22.06.2018 erscheint die 20th anniversary edition von -decksandrumsandrockandroll- auf wall of sound auf der die albumklassiker wie die bigbeat-coverversion von crash (mit einem wunderbaren elvis-double). das rastlose spybreak! (bekannt aus der lobby-szene des ersten matrix-films). den remix für john barrys on her majestys secret service. und last but not least history repeating mit der unverwechselbaren shirley bassey selbstverständlich vertreten sind.
voronoi new release explores how sounds behave in aseptic experimental environment to discover a new present of digital fantasy. - a work of precise and complex sound design that looks over the techno-scientific contemporary from a positive angle. - includes extended re-work track by jesse osborne-lanthier who reassembles vis-viva’s sonic materials into his unique style. - riyl: mark fell. lee gamble. gabor lazar. mesh. yves de mey..
6 track robotic electro compilation on pulse drift records. six likeminded artists from germany. the netherlands. england. denmark and the u.s. synchronize artificial signals to unite into this transmission. all stylistically different yet still pulsing on the same wave length. good stuff!
charlois welcomes back label inaugurator dollkraut. this time in company with de ambassade. the label grants permission for them to share this 10 and create their own world. so they can coexist and share stories about lost love. condolence and isolation. on the a side they come together in a dark room anthem about sex. lust and worship. it oozes with cold. heart-stabbing melancholia. yet carries the artists idiosyncratic warm and crunchy sound. the flip side scratches open the wounds left by the first song and sees dollkraut drop his soft touch. what follows is a hypnotic voodoo track. summoning dark spirits with unsettling synths. shamanic vocals and tribal jewish harp.
hamburgs saviour of the reeperbahn darkness. la belle dame sans merci from the notorious golden pudel club. her menacing and ruthless sound strongly reminiscent of beverly hills 808303/interr-ference from the hagues sinister 90s .. ltd 2018 repress
mark du mosch. credit 00. william the squid. jared wilson and eluize join on pt. 2 of this year s war child fundraiser from craigie knowes. acid. house. disco-vibes and dreamy electro sounds across this awesome 5 track ep - the second instalment of the two-part series.
enter the winking ship and go on a journey through the half-human-half-hyper-reality of david goldberg. emo serialism is a sparkling macrocosm of breakbeat wizardry. technoid trance. robo emotion and versicolour ornamentation. the eponymous first track with its safe ground baseline is the cotton wool of the ep. the galaxy’s aether and the joyful opening ceremony of this planetary feast. baseelmnt64 rings out! the stars align and the tournament begins. lightyears later. hobbling yet graceful konradichtion 101 is the daring darling of the public. thus emerges victoriously. and the moral of this story is made for / left for blank.
for its tenth anniversary. killekill decided it is worth to resurrect the main label and bring it back in full effect with another compilation of tracks by our beloved family members. favorite artists and bestest friends. cat. number 020 was never released. and we thought. this celebratory occasion was perfect to fill that gap. so everything is cleared. and we can step into the next decade. we start off with a track by mmm. the legendary duo consisting of fiedel and errorsmith. known for pushing the boundaries with every of their very rare releases. this one is an extremely simple. but effective weapon to destroy all dancefloors with its slightly loutish appeal. neil landstrumm got together with brian rays and produced a bleeper hit with catchy vocals. we don t know who the lyrics refer to. but they definitely express a punky fuck-off attitude. which we are missing a lot nowadays.
vinyl only - standard cover - without artwork insert. forget your favorite brand of rolling paper... ocb is the name of our new talented artist from casablanca (morocco). after appearing on his own label casa voyager. it s our pleasure to host his 1st solo ep. 3 original tracks and 9 locked grooves on vinyl. this ep sets the dance floor on fire ! deep and raw. this fine production is the music we like.the electronic music scene is growing all over the world...welcome to ocb !
after breaking out of our holding facility in early 2017. we tracked the humanoid alien lifeform known as darling to a deep bunker in amsterdam. while we were unable to gain entry tio the inner chamber. an operative successfully placed an eavesdropping device close by. while monitoring the lifeform s movements. we were able to record eight musical compositions of varying lengths that it had created using a range of analogue and digital electronic instruments. we have called this collection tulipa moves. you will notice that the tracks utilise a variety of rhythmic patterns. explore unearthly but attractiuve sounds and are capable of stirring strong emotions in human listeners. we direct your attention towards the lilting. softly spun melancholia of composition 03 (codename so did we) the fluid. beat-free bliss of composition 05 (codename the m song). and the up-tempo positivity of composition 07 (codename kiss the glass). whose chiming. intertwined melodies and snappy rhythmic energy reminded us of so-called intelligent dance music. we were astonished by the quality and intricacy of these alien creations and those we have not described in detail. it strengthens our belief that darling is a lifeform with higher intelligence and otherworldly musical ability
as dancefloor-friendly as it is mystical. bienaventuranza is as chancha as it gets- with elements from cumbia to dancehall to andean folk to global house. crystal clear production. and collaborations that are evidently natural and genuine. the record holds true to the sound that canale has played such a huge part in creating. from a new generation of producers to more listeners in unassuming parts of the globe. pedro has been humbled to see the sound develop- and proves with this album that he s grown swiftly alongside it.
after strong releases by jerome sydenham. guti. martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers. here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums. lush strings to give us a straight up. classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back. refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
following on from his debut with adult only last year. pierre codarin returns with the ‘blue planet’ ep. a three track collection of analogue funk cooked up fresh in his laboratory. pierre run his own self-titled label and has been pushing his own brand of detroit and uk-influenced techno for several years now. earning himself a strong rep on the underground. with his return to adult only he brings a deep. yet groovy and rich sound to the label and we’re pleased to have him back.
limited repress on yellow vinyl.
continuing on from his odyssey ep released in 2013. ryan lee west aka rival consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm. and the power of colour. with sonne ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse. rather than the pulse being the defining point.
every day they order alix to wake up. and he wakes up. they order him to eat. and he eats. they order him to get up. and he gets up. they order him to enter the white room. and he enters. they order him to lie down. and he lies down. and then. as they tie his hands and feet with some of the many ironworks. ribbons and straps that are in the room. alix. who is not aware that he was released. falls asleep. it is the moment in which his brain registers each and every one of the words that were said to him. and he does it so avidly. unconsciously. but avidly. however. the darkness rapidly falls. stifling any hint of brain activity in a few seconds. again the impenetrable blackness. again the night. wake up.
zuli’s new offering trigger finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. it functions as a spacial and temporal compactor. using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance. while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. a kind of extremization of zuli’s own roots as a beatmaker for the cairo rap scene. tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle. and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. but the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
third album from the french spacerock electro combo masterminded by richard pinhas. heldon’s darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths. drones. fuzz and trippy improvisations. intense heldon!
rival consoles is electro acid-smith ryan lee west from leicester. influenced by impressionists like claude debussy and modern electronic artists such as autechre and squarepusher. he created his unique signature. a playful and brutal mix of idm acid beats and warm. emotive synth string arrangements. in february 2017 he released and toured the more quirky vemeer ep under his second musical alias aparatec. which sold like hot cakes and earned him a lot of fans.
bulkhead present their debut album – aft pressure. it is a statement of intent. blurring the parameters of dance music culture with equal doses of insanity and serenity. at the same time. it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. the double vinyl release includesd a download code.
brilliant new duo from south london gilles peterson bbc radio 6 music. south london electronic duo vtr release their alluring debut ep soul to skin on brixtons dream diary records. the five track ep veers from the melodic to the abstract as sensual lyricism occupies a distinct space amidst spectral sound design. striking a balance between haunting depth and inviting warmth. soul to skin was co-produced by recent r&s records signee afriqua. whose slap ep and chronic cool 12inch out on dream diary brought considerable attention to the label. the final offering on the ep is a soul to skin remix by inxec (crosstown rebels. get physical. cocoon and leftroom and culprit) clash music were quick to premiere soul to skin describing vtrs sound as an entrancing mixture reminincent of those early james blake eps. or even the hushed intensity of portishead.
david douglas has been a mainstay of the atomnation label since day one. releasing several ep’s. albums and remixes from 2012. david gained an international reputation as a producer. dj and live performer. on the new ep he displays a sound heard at his dj sets and live shows.
1 per customer . as a special edition for the 25th release on balkan vinyl six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue four of them having never before released on vinyl. the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases. includes the last ever track released by lfo i love acid. global goons acid anthem craehzrhd from the very first balkan release in 2010. and the opener from the late andreas gehm 12inch on i love acid heaven and hell. luke vibert. b12. and plaid round off the ep with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now). this is a vinyl-only release.
the fifth release on the animals dancing label is a special one. sourced from recordings of a live set from 2014. animals dancing famiglia jonny nash & suzanne kraft (diego herrera) originally created these tracks in l.a. ahead of a series of live performances together. after some finishing touches made in jonnys studio in bali in 2016. animals dancing are very excited to finally launch these two to the club. za talent will see you now.
“resist the categories that define and divide.”
uncanny valley ep sonically explores the uneasy. obscure but familiar relationships between human and machine in contemporary life. this is the debut release on resist. the record label launched by experimental club/art hybrid event from belfast. northern ireland. this debut release is by resist event and label founder. koichi. remix comes from electronic music innovator and eotrax label owner. eomac in an anxiety driven. frenzied remix of the title track.
like many electronic artists. ryan lee west aka rival consoles spent his early years experimenting with idm. glitch and dance. but one consistent element in his musical journey has been his desire to create a more organic. humanised sound. through these experimentations he has found a process of producing electronic music that feels close to this urge. west engages his hands directly with instruments and is very selective about what he then records into the computer. he reduces musical parts even further. leaving enough space around the sound for it to breath.
odyssey is a reflection of west’s quest to create atmosphere and space from minimal arrangements. ‘i don’t like music to sound overly laboured. so i restrict how much is going on. i’m kind of obsessed with the idea of reduction.’ this 5-track ep was mastered by naweed.
a new heart-stopping piece of work by visonia in which sadness. happiness. hopeful and desperation are in a continuous battle. as a result of this distress and ad nauseam the chilean artist has asked himself about the sense of life and figured out how to look on the bright side. doubtless. if we talk about -fake wings- we could point out that this one is an epic and thought-provoking album composed of 6 wicked tunes and released on lovely pinkwhite vinyl.
grinding walls is the soundtrack composed by dirk ivens in collaboration with sigillum s for a film created by the visual artist petulia mattioli aka koma. originally released by daft records in 1995. this work is pressed for the first time on vinyl including all original tracks plus some bonus songs taken from -no pain no game- and other old compilations. limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card.
limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card
this is giles armstrong s debut ep. so we ll leave it to the man himself: -i’ve been dicking around the scene in some shape or form for the past twenty years or so. djing. promoting. dancing (you needed to have been there) eetc. but a couple of years ago i decided do the one thing that was missing from that list. to try make what the whole shebang is meant to be about. music. the thought of making tunes had crossed my mind down through the years but i was always too scared to start or never had the time. there was always a excuse handy. always.
forest flame is the debut solo effort of the texas-based shea mcgilvray. his previous works have been featured in compilation and remix releases on labels such as echovolt. shimmering moods. and bokhari’s swamp tapes. already getting support from best available technology and dj seinfeld
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from transformation & beau wanzer.. transformation: this 2nd document of their time in the makeshift studio for another 15 minute psychedelic slo-trip continuing steps in creativity. gaining access to various pieces of musical equipment. hitting the garage. practicing and recording in hopes of making it. entitled -sketch 4-
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from black meteoric star and d marc cantu. these songs will never be released anywhere else. 250 copies only. d marc cantu s rdds is an abstract production where hip hop meets electronix. a rare. unique document of class and sickness. black meteoric star closes the release with an homage to a legendary nyc neo film
coming from different regions in france. violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop. postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
continuing on from his odyssey ep released in 2013. ryan lee west aka rival consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm. and the power of colour. with sonne ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse. rather than the pulse being the defining point.
returning to hypercolour with the persona non grata ep. mor elian continues to flourish with four killer cuts of electro and techno infused goodness. following 2016s drum vortex ep. elian has clocked up superb releases for delta funktionens radio matrix label. delft and her very own fever am imprint. on the persona non grata. elian serves up dusty electro beats. icy synths. headsy techno flavours and bottom end funk!
lion has recently embarked on a solo venture. embracing his love of classic house. techno and spaced out cosmic disco.in its original form. ectsasy combines pacey disco looped beats. seductive vocals. dramatic sweeping pads and arpeggiated synths for a perfect cosmic pop experience.roman flu¨gel delivers a remix of epic proportions. stretching and dubbing out the original over the course of eight tantalising and telepathically charged minutes. a future barbarellas classic in the making for sure!otherworldy atmospherics are at play in i can t forget you . as lion packs in a driving bassline and roaming synths into this techno infused burner! the darker vibes and dubwise sirens are intoxicating and perfectly demonstrates lion s production chops and a producer to look out for!
dysnomia reminiscent of the infamous quote there are four lights. the release kicks off with an homage to the will of resistance. from captain picard to orwell may the (referential) chain of command is not as evident as h4ls sci-fi passion. the title tracks power structure couldnt be wielded more efficiently: while stomping kick drums and subtle hi-hats build up a foreplay full of suspense. the witty melody with its warped and distorted sounds grants four lights the perfect authority. following a similar approach. fesch with its bouncy and mantra-like groove. in which synths playing a ping-pong game. completes the swinging a-side. deepa & biri. the israeli dj and producer duo from tel aviv. start the flip side with their interpretation of four lights. by using breaks and greater attention for details. the remix not only redirects the originals energy into more hypnotic realms. deepa & biri extract the melodys keys in order to create a moody and dense version. resonating from two decades of warehouse reverberation experience. disc 2 dysnomia finishes the release with an idm-drenched workout. full of uk bass knowledge. unpolished electro grooves. and swirling synth poetry. absolute freedom means absolute lawlessness.
soul jazz records’ new boombox 3 continues the story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl. it is a jam-packed collection of original independent ‘old-school’ hip-hop. created with just one thing in mind – to get this party jumping! this soul jazz records album is released on heavyweight triple vinyl (+ download code) with full notes.
the edit service is back and for the first time in album format (2 x lp): -special delivery vol. 4 - a collection of dysfunctional edits by cv- contains 8 tracks spread over two records: long edits. reworks or even remixes made from obscure music by the enigmatic cv (it shouldn’t be too hard for people to figure out who is behind it).
aspecto humano is back! and comes with a big fish. mick wills makes magic again with his cuts and transforms two tracks of the past in two superb master pieces. from glorious italodisco to a hypnotic industrial. one track by side. mastered by (glorious too) alden tyrell and pressed on red vinyl. hymns...
ON A MISSION (FRANCOIS K AND MICHAEL MAYER REMIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
on a mission is exactly that. a mission of love. a mission of peace . the positive vocals hark back to those of early 90s house tracks. which created unity through music and clubbing. the rhythmic beat of the drum is determined. as percussive layers build and the vocals bleed into the synths. francois k provides two variations of the track. his remix features more prominent drumbeats driven by a growling bassline. on his rockers dub version. francois goes all out and dubs us into the stratosphere. up next is the michael mayer remix. with a more electronic take on the original with driving synths and a whirring. throbbing bass-line.
obsessed with the cosmos. asteroids and relativity. panstarrs of which we know little. except that he is not a total stranger to the electronic scene. nor to technorama. delivers here a first 5 tracks of 100% electro rooted detroit influenced music. influences found in the works of other artists such as drexciya (in all their projects). klaus schultz. tangerine dream. model 500. ectomorph and many others ... with his head in the clouds (the oort one) but with his feet firmly on the ground. panstarrs lives and works on his musical projects from a little-known mountain. somewhere in france. and whose themes are almost always connected to his obsessions. ice and dust is the first opus of this artist who is already working on a first album. a first ep coming out of the depths of space and now is in its own orbit.
white coloured . brainwaltzera and analogical force move along the same path. without questions. and always looking forward. bunker ep is the new piece of the puzzle. perfect to increase the legend to infinity.
dj nephil returns for the 5th installment on his gravitational waves imprint. 6 uncompromising cuts of eerie synth lines. vocal samples and growling basslines form this ep with unblinking confidence. gravitational waves continues to shine. as always dont miss it.
arcane electronic duo violence. from quebec. canada. show their dark side on the four track 10-inch le flux de la nature. their underground spirit of new wave. french vocals. opaque and sometimes disturbing electronics reflect the complex rhythm of nature and intense human relationships. the spectacular cover art by manuel bisson complements the music perfectly.
heath brunner a.k.a. silicon is back with a new electro instalment on his imprint label vmax records entitled silicon. winding circuits is a throwback of a famous group that needs no mentioning. rx17 bleeds frequency and rhythm pushing that will move any dance floor. lost to the void is a freefall through a void in space. rounding this release out is trade craft. a deep soulful piece of crafted beauty with weeping synth lines echoing in a chamber of warmth. vmax is back and hitting it hard. a true underground label for the ones that know!
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek. a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai. a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance. electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works. like the swooping joy of yokai. are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines. crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert. dj overdose. cygnus. textasy. asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid. electro. techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
limited to 200 copies. this release is the first of the 5 12- from the thomas brinkmann retrospektiv 5xlp box set. the 5 individual 12- will be released through 2018. thomas brinkmann is one of the great producers of techno music and modern dance music.
its time for magaritas. dresdens master of the sampler alexander scharf chops up cheesy germanness for greater good and varying experiences: schlager-upcycling it is. -nur mit dir- is a lovely summer day s theme. the anthem of freshly found or long lasting love. the hymn for the night with your loved one. -ode an die fröbbe- is the morning after. the morning after the morning of too much togetherness: honestly weird and weirdly lovable. in the end -grünalge christian- keeps it all together. thank you. christian. thank you. schleander.
a past affiliate of richie hawtin’s minus label. berlin-based expat kevin mchugh (aka ambivalent) joins the ranks at cpu under his more recent alter ego of la-4a. mchugh launched his own delft imprint in 2013. which saw the birth of la-4a. initially an anonymous production handle. on slackline. mchugh delivers 4 tracks of uncompromising techno: you’ll find interwoven breaks and refined sampling. and as the track entitled punishment clearly suggests. only the hardiest of techno fans will survive it’s onslaught.
fresh on francis harris kingdoms imprint comes rasmus junckers ‘ophold - six tracks of sublime atmospheres and textures. the danish musician. sound composer and dj fits perfectly with the labels aesthetic. joining the dots between ambient. leftfield electronica and modern classical. juncker has a background in studying jazz drumming and has been playing improvised music within the jazz domain for many years. he also started to dj at the age of 14 and was introduced to the world of electronic music production at the same time. when rasmus started to think about his debut album he spent several months trying to find his own way to combine his favourite musical influences. improvisation. electronics and classical music. almost a year later. juncker says. i went to a sensory deprivation floating tank in copenhagen while researching for another performance and while i was lying there. floating in the water. deprived from most of my senses. i got the idea to do something drastic in my musical process. philosophers like immanuel kant describe this deprived state as a mental cesura. which became some sort of guideline for the album.
efficient space is honoured to share the little-heard recordings of three yolngu songmen from northeast arnhem land - bobby bunnungurr. jimmy djamunba and peter milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with victorian musician peter mumme. yolngu are the indigenous peoples of arnhem land in northern territory. australia. their clans are the marangu and malabirr. the languages djinang and gannalbingu. their songs are of instruction. story and ceremony.
katharsis was originally a regular party organized at the infamous contact. tokyo. the home of the electronic music scene in japan. in 2017 katharsis recordings was launched. with the first release being touted by many in the japanese techno scene and played by the likes of dj nobu at dekmantel.the second release will be scripted with another compilation of 4 japanese artists. the first on the a side. mikuni kaido by head honcho masafumi take. is a fresh track that combines nostalgic arps and analogue bass. the other main member kannabi s track -shoka- on the b side is an abstract rhythmical piece that evolves slowly. the second track on the a side -kirisame- is by a new member o-ma. a modular synth enthusiast. his unique analogue sounds are a trademark of his tracks. the last track on the ep is -yoake- by veteran ryogo yamamori. the rolling beat and spacey synth sound gradually build up to a climax and makes this track perfect for the dance floor. all 4 tracks are distinctly different showcasing the identity of each artist. this new movement represents a fresh approach to the japanese
12inch with printed deluxe sleeve. affetto played by bufiman at his dekmantel set for boiler room. incl. gerd janson remix
good news. kids: now you can play a different kitjen record every day of the week. because just as last summer. we have some hot dutch jams coming your way for kitjen 007: utrecht s own stijn sadée. who has been making moves in the dutch scene for a while and runs the infamous club sauvage night. brings us three mystically exotic joints that showcase his manifold sources of inspiration and will bang your gong this summer. none other than hessen s love doctor gerd janson stops by to seal the deal by turning -affetto- into a 12 minute dancefloor journey. pack light!
nubian quadrant ep sees dutch producer philou reaching for that sweet spot between afro and electro to produce three pulsing new tracks for byrd out. as philou says. -all good music ultimately comes from africa-. and true to his african roots. the ep was part recorded in malawi. with his tracks being picked up by the likes of erol alkan and eats everything. this ep is sure to provide the rhythmic backdrop to the summer. if you imagine the driving force of fela kuti matched with the acid sqwelch of phuture. you re part of the way there. it s dancefloor sunshine on vinyl. mastered by the legendary noel summerville. artwork by g.s-l studio.
the first yris den. the first symptom of yris den. the first data entry of yris den. the first lacquer of yris den. the first search for yris den. (paves the way for) the first appearence of yris den. venial elevate your mind. free your auro.
fully loaded rompers. drawing from influences both far and unexpected corners of the globe that have been proven to be tools for the floor. the russian duo made their debut last year on private persons with their forever punk ep. leaving a heavy mark on lovers of tape-hissed electro. ebm madness. and acid-tinged worship. with their next release. lomay ep. we see a continuation of that same energy. but with an even more broader approach. pushing the boundaries of what ebm. acid. and techno mean today. tram planet is excited to announce the release of the lomay ep. making it the first vinyl release of the label.
“madrid fue una ciudad mundial” compiles four of the most important spanish electronic projects from the 80 s. a compilation released in cooperation with a show organised in madrid last may. 18th where aviador dro. flash cero. azul y negro and esplendor geométrico played together for the very first time.
aviador dro offers two unpublished early recordings from 1981. flash cero includes an unreleased song recorded back in 1987. azul y negro collaborates with a demo version of their cult classic “la torre de madrid” from 1981. and esplendor geométrico give us a couple of live tracks recorded in 1989 for the first time available on vinyl.
after the successful first year with four remarkable techno va releases. propaganda moscow launches the brand new series: code. inspired by hi-end and computer technologies. code will represent top electro and similar styles sound.
as a full moon hovers over an empire of cratered landscapes lightyears away. galaxy explorer hvl signals descend to earth with electronic cuts orbiting around turbulent electro and translunar techno. four more stories from the great void.
solar phenomena are keeping up a busy and high quality release rate in 2018 with a fifth offering already. this one is a three tracker from stl. who already released his “if time would move backwards” ep on the label earlier in the year. the title track opens the account with blown out drums trudging along in ever changing patterns. swirling. lo-fi ambience adds scale to the track and encourages you to get lost in the middle of it all. “weed detective” is ten minutes of psyched-out and stripped back drum work at an inviting mid tempo. keys dance and heavily treated vocal sounds trip you out in slow motion. last of all. “scubbu babe” has finger clicks. bright and mild crazed keys and ad libbed vocal sounds all doing gymnastics round more of those trademark drums. once again. stl proves he operates in a world of his own.
following a string of releases on jungle gym records and u.t.t.u. related mini-label vector works. intimacy returns to his hq of dm hardware for the “welcome to my life” ep. across three reflective and cosmic originals. producer parks perdue unleashes an array of extra-lush pads. and deeply melancholic acid bass. sci-fi atmospheres and nods to classic rave and electro squeeze their way into bricked waveforms… rough but not too rough distortion… and a hard hitting but bubbly remix by belgian producer innershades rounds out the 12”. solidifying it’s direct and inspirational intent. with “welcome to my life”. intimacy adds another gem to his astral catalog.
voin oruwu is a project of kiev-based producer dmitriy avksentiev. also known as koloah. it originated out of avksentiev’s love for cinematography and mystical worlds. inspired by his own post-apocalyptic story. the producer decided he needed a soundtrack and visuals — so. voin oruwu was born. fusing together technology. science. art. he is visual thinker and takes music from cinematic perspective. images that are born in his head are transformed into music. he mixes heavy rhythm and futuristic sound into a single live act.
the spaniard act am is our last national discover. coming from valencia. a city that on the mid 80 s has been with brussels and manchester at the european vanguard of the most advanced and darkest beats. am. clearly influenced by those days of glory. presents on their vinyl debut an outstanding ep that sometimes could remind to the best front 242 period and sometimes could remind to be listening to the late 80 s newbeat top hymns at boccaccio. surely anyone will remain indifferent to am. it will be presented on 12″..... ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially mastered and remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
the italian act geometric vision has earned a solid reputation as one of the best post-punk bands out there. this ep. with specially remastered versions. is an extract / advance of their very awaited new lp -fire! fire! fire!- to be released next april 23 at swiss dark nights on digital / cd and on vinyl standard lp version on manic depression records. somehow near of the best the cure but with clear reminds to the stone roses for the exquisite use of the reverbs and delays on all tracks. but all that. surely. with a more agressive and darky approach. volkan caner of she past away helps gv to close this ep with the amazing -jelly dream-. it arrives on 12″... ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
dark entries is honored to re-issue one of the greatest and most overlooked albums of the 1970s. time actor was the result of a collaboration between legendary crazy world & kingdom come visionary arthur brown and german synthesizer and ambient genius klaus schulze. recording under the pseudonym of his alter-ego richard wahnfried. richard is the name of klaus son born in 1979. and the first name of the german composer wagner. wahnfried is the name of richard wagners house. from the german -wähnen frieden fand (that his search and hopes will find peace). the album was a unique fusion of brown s eccentric musical vision and schulze s mastery of synthesis. the album was originally released in 1979 on the german innovative communication label. time actor stands out amongst schulze s massive catalog as a masterwork of avant garde new age. schulze helms the project on electronics. and guests include michael shrieve on percussion. vincent crane on keyboards. and vocalist arthur brown. who sings – or should we say. speaks – on top of it all. schulze describes the wahnfried project in the liner notes as “the collective pseudonym of an idea: time-electronic. an experiment between avantgarde and muzak: utility-music for sound-covered environment. in which a new generation grows up: richard wahnfried is this generation: music between genius and nonsense: new ideas transported by an old medium to your ear.” this newly re-mastered reissue expands the original 60 minutes of music across a double lp to help with playback and distortion experienced on original pressings. we’ve added a bonus track in the form of a cosmic 12-minute extended remix by italian producer and dj maurizio delvecchio from 1983. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. housed in a gatefold jacket with original album artwork featuring a surreal painting by german artist peter nagel plus lyrics and notes. “i wish you plenty of time” - klaus schulze
dark entries is proud to release ‘commerce’. the third ep from san francisco-based trio inhalt. german for “content”. the group was founded in 2009. and for the purposes of this recording are matia simovich. philip winiger and steven campodonico. inhalt’s core operative strategy is of sonic fidelity and integrity rather than nostalgia. their first release was a split 12- on world unknown in 2011 followed by two eps on dark entries. a remix ep on emotional especial and a part time punks session on cleopatra. ‘commerce’ is a close examination of the self destructive tendency of the ego in relation to the allure of negativity and mass tragedy. the ep details the psychopathy of relentless thirst mandated by neo-liberalism and traverses through the adoption of social and economic technologies that strengthen domination vis a vis self enslavement to disempowerment. employing the best of both modern and vintage techniques. the four songs on the ep utilize dense production. big snares. and powerful german vocals from philip. inhalt are informed by the brooding soundtracks of john carpenter as much as the vastness and sheen of trevor horn. and set out to explore the borders between the vocal-driven pop song and the expansive dancefloor 12″.... arrangement. the record was produced over four years at the bands own black sun loft recording studio and different fur studios. paul lavigne mastered the ep in london. england at kontrast mastering and george horn handled the vinyl eq curve at fantasy studios. berkeley. each ep is housed in a specially designed jacket by leo merz and includes a lyric sheet with english translations.