lithuanian based label sodai started its journey in 2016, making it a label still in it’s infancy but making a big impression. owned by artist gardens of god, who started the label to create his own ‘no limits’ plat-form for his experimental sounds and projects. while at the same time a platform to give other artists the chance to also have freedom with art and music. with releases from raxon, few nolder and third son under their belt, the label shows no sign of slowing down, next in line is italian producer alex schaufel (suara, diynamic) who is welcomed to the label with a his heavy hitting four track ep entitled ‘roots’.
currently fizzing up summer crowds on his european tour, the argentinian renaissance man is testing his wares, as he prepares to unveil his third artist album at the turn of 2019. set for release on the martinez brothers perennial cuttin headz imprint, it will herald a fresh jacking chapter for the artist who famously refuses to sit still. an instant statement of intent, ‘so dope’, the first taster from the forthcoming long-player, lives up to its name with a thumping nyc swing, loose twanging slap-bass pops, trippy vox overlays, springy rhythmic elements and all essential conga rolls. with its concrete-thick groove, ‘so dope’ commands an equally robust remixer rollcall. which is exactly what the martinez brothers have recruited... the bossmen themselves get elbow deep with a warped and twisted bassline that snakes around the stately jacking beat, gradually becoming more warped and wonderful as the track progresses. djebali follows with a precision contrast as the vocal shots wrap themselves tightly around a timeless 909 beat and subtle tracks of venomous acid while heartthrob flips it into an all-out rolling techno experience. dope ain’t the word.
second introduction to weather rec with another va compilation featuring cuts from russian producer swoy, the multi-faceted spanish artist dakpa, hund’s italian duo dubfluss and rounding up this multinational release, one of japans finest, shintaro.d head of init tokyo. limited press. 180gr. weather-proof sleeve.
ron trent & trinidadian deep present the new label native rebel music. sonic love & compassion is expressed through the energy of trinidadian deep with the jazzy musicality of native travels, lights off & native force. deep pads, chords & percussion throughout
simbad teams up with south african vocalist brian temba, whose previous release together come join in dropped on hi:rise back in 2011. in it’s original form take my hand is a sublime, forward-looking deep and soulful house track based around a filtering symphonic string loop, low-slung groove and heart-felt vocal. simbad has created a very london-centric vibe but with a french touch and detroit sensibilities, drawing from house heroes such as parrish and bradock, joining the dots and creating a fresh masterpiece in the process. next up we have jimpster on the remix, picking up the bpm’s slightly and loading up on his trademark deep stabs, sub-bass and spacious fx adding just enough dance-floor bump whilst leaving the vocal placed firmly at the core. on the flip side we have two smbd zulu edits which replace the more spartan groove of the original with some driving afro percussion. the first version keeps the vocal intact, the second version goes balls deep into dub territory, closing out this amazing release with an instrumental pushing the strings and hypnotic groove front and centre
german producer and dj boys noize has announced the release of his much-anticipated cover version of adamski and seal’s 1990 rave classic ‘killer’ on 12″, vinyl, via the vinyl factory and boysnoize records. featuring vocalist steven a. clark, the original 12″, version is backed by an instrumental, both of which you can listen to below: as boys noize says: “being a ’90s kid i kind of grew up with this song which later became one of these tunes i’d play out at the end of the night. when i met steven and heard his voice for the first time i immediately thought of that track and the idea of doing a cover version was born. it was initially just for fun but it turned banging and lit the dance floors wherever i’d drop it.” adamski and seal’s original represented something of a breakthrough for both the producer and vocalist, spending four weeks at the top of the uk singles chart in the summer of 1990. speaking to journalist dave simpson in the guardian in 2013 seal explains the impact the song had on his career: “within a week, i went from being a relative nobody – this weird guy at raves, with silver bits in my hair – to a household name.” boys noize’ ‘killer’ is out now on 12″, vinyl, limited to 500 copies.
only one music is delighted to present enrico mantini feat. x woman - what you want (12-) from 1994. enrico remastered this outstanding beauty and now it s time to press the vinyl. don t sleep on this!
the long musical tradition of electro-disco, italo style, foregrounds innervisions newest release. bringing together five producers for a celebration of their cosmic past and future-forward present, romantico disco ep is a resolutely italian affair.
moka only has released an instrumental version of his latest lp, concert for one, via urbnet. concert for one instrumentals was released digitally on july 6th 2018 and as a limited edition vinyl on august 17th 2018. the self-produced record is packed with stand-alone characteristic beats, proving that the beats themselves have just as much story as the vocals.
“in this stage of my life there is much more reflection and contemplation, and i really feel that i was very open and unguarded on this album. as much as i love all the completed songs with the vocals, the beats on here hold enough detail to speak on their own.”
this ep combines the veteran talents of kniteforce label owner dj luna-c, with the debut release of kniteforce radio owner, the lowercase, and comes up with something quite unique. a love for heavy beats and inspired by some of the toughest old skool around, the ep delves into the underground in a big way, throwing caution to the wind and layering multiple breakbeats and aggressive stabs together to make a wall of hard sound, just like it was back in the day.
hijacked records detroit is feeling inspired after hearing new work from one of our favourite allies in techno, jules wells. we felt it was our duty to deliver this to the people, three new productions from jules with a guest remix from our own antwon faulkner. please enjoy - -silent orchestra.- the title track from jules really set the bar for this release. jules really understands story telling with music and this track transports you to a time in techno that was both hopeful and beautifully heart breaking. a persistent chord progression is wrapped in celestial synth harmonies filing up the space all around you and reaching in. that classic clap is underpinned with a touch of acid, creating an edge. at the 4:33 mark an enchanting and haunting sign wave tells a melodic tragedy. strings come in delicately but wash over you completely. this track is both stunning and devastating.
movin and trippin acid-techno-psychodelic groover. de-noize is focused on bringing eclectic sounds from world known djs to new up and coming underground artists, aspiring to contribute original and timeless music to the world.
brand new detroit duo man vs indian man comprises ian finkelstein (of scott grooves’s overdubs fame) and even haywood. complementing each other’s strengths, the pair make the perfect match as they pour out thick viscously barbed future soul in thick gooey doses, both “ice accountant” and “cloud nine” are wrapped in foggy layers of sleepy textures as the falsetto vocals and lean instrumentation cut through with dreamy delight. remixes from the legendary egyptian lover (cosmic electro), fellow detroitian pontchartrain (filtered disco house) and brazilian table daddy (lolloping dream tech).
the spiritual and uplifting music of clifford white is highlighted with two of his most sought after songs, taken from his 1989 album the lifespring, and presented here in a special extended 12inch for the first time. starting in music production at just 15, white could be described as a protegee, however his take is that they were part of a music journey that continues today. with a centre found in electronic music and spirituality, his progress, from simple home use 4-track stereo to working in professional 16-tracks studios was swift, but matched by a deeper appreciation, greater confidence and wider palette of music styles
luv shack records 26th release marks the return of vienna based artist and label regular lesale. the baguette magique ep packs three punchy original tracks plus a remix by deep disco don and vienna resident roman rauch. first off, there s the original version of baguette magique , an uplifting dance opus carried by a tantalising disco sample, a plethora of bleeps and synthetic patterns, evolving into a cosmic, almost-techno piece in the second half. roman rauch s remix takes out the tempo and the quirkiness of baguette magique , instead opting for a laid back 80s tropical groove, turning the original theme into an insanely deep and obscure chord sequence. on the flip, lesale takes things to disco territory with percussive drums, a cheeky filtered sample and a hyperactive synth bass sequence on house rules . jungle breeze wraps up the release, offering a hazy mix of deep pads, tribal drums and oddball flute samples.
2lp , full sleeve, as always with hell yeah, the next release comes from an artist label boss marco fell utterly in love with before forming a close musical relationship. his name is calm, and this summer he releases his eighth studio album, by your side. it is an effortlessly evocative long player and magical ten track trip into soothing sonic waters, glistening harmonies and horizontal rhythms. calm is legendary japanese artist fukagawa kiyotaka, someone who has been making deep house, ambient and downtempo grooves since the late nighties, and always teasing spine tingling emotions out of his machines. his last album—2015 s from my window—cast a real spell on marco and encouraged him to reach out. the pair eventually hooked up in tokyo and found real musical kinship while playing records together.
der begnadete afro-futurist auntie flo aus glasgow fusioniert elektronische club-musik mit weltmusik-rhythmen und wird gerne in einer reihe mit daphni, four tet und romare genannt. nach zwei alben auf dem glasgower label huntleys & palmers erscheint sein drittes werk nun auf gilles peterson’s brownswood. mit -radio highlife- gelingt ihm seine bislang ambitionierteste arbeit, an der befreundete musiker aus aller welt wie laurie pitt (golden teacher), der senegalesische multiinstrumentalist mame ndiack, uk-produzent/sänger andrew ashong und der kubanische percussionist yissy garcia teilnahmen.
shot at dawn is a scintillating return for a band who have been collectively quiet (but individually busy) for a few years, and (once again) sounds like the music of tomorrow. lyricist leon mayes wills the real revolution to come, morris’s uneasy keys and driving, bittersweet production embodies the uk s collective anxiety/apathy coupled with an impending sense of doom, as we all obediently troop off the cliff like lemmings, while vocalist michelle manetti s melancholy delivery is the perfect foil both, recalling tracey thorn at her best.
peter croce takes the baton back from blair french for rocksteady disco’s 9th release entitled agape. its vision is similar to standing still is an illusion, with peter’s unique take on this afrobrazilian deep house threetracker.
hailing from the rhythm plate multiverse, pressed for time is one of the many outposts carrying the work of matlock s finest house music protagonists. reaching beyond the regular roster of goshawk, yse and the full-blown plate, this latest transmission calls on deep cover uk house crew brs, also known as british rhythm services, who step up with some crucial workouts for sophisticated dancefloors. the quartet of ben vecara, rob evans, steve wilson & dom thompson have a sizable legacy behind them, not least from the early 00s when they were regularly rolling out releases for the likes of 20:20 vision, cyclo and friends & families. after a quiet patch their return is marked out by a broad spectrum of deep house delights locked onto the kind of shuffled grooves that rhythm plate heads should be more than happy with, and plenty of loose, live-sounding keys to boot.
for our second release of 2018 ears have eyes are back with the third instalment of our throng of orbs compilation series. this time around we welcome back old friends, and bring in some new names to the ehe fold, with a collection of tracks spanning deep emotive house music, broken beats and acid dancefloor pressure. first up we have contours, who burst onto the scene in 2015 with an excellent release on the mighty rhythm section, and has put out a slew of great records since then. dither takes time to unfold, but when the fluid acid line emerges from the heady percussion he really sets up the track for dancefloor perfection. for the a2 we welcome back chocky to the label, and he serves up a slice of weighty house music that drips quality and emotion. pickle dat kicks off with an absolute beauty of a groove, understated but weighty, and from there chocky goes on to sprinkle just the right amount of seasoning, with soulful rhodes licks and a wonderful bass line. off the back of their excellent 12- on love on the rocks, elles x violet kick off the b side with yrnyb, a tried and tested dancefloor destroyer. when we heard elles playing this in a dark basement in peckham, we just had to sign it. sometimes a kick drum, an acid line and a half heard vocal is all you need. finishing off the release we have dublin artist replete serving up a lovely slice of hazy, percussive house music that slowly builds to a crescendo. an acidic bassline sits nicely over congas and a warm, rounded kick drum.
argot records was born in 2006 in riccione (italy) from the stable relationship and friendship of the two musicians and djs pepe and giaga. they created it to make their music more freely, without impositions, with an own identity, fascinated on every kind of test.
kicking off the first of two tracks by sondrio night train is smooth and subtle, this melodic low slung groover is made for those warm summer days. the deep tones give the low end just enough attitude to get those boots knocking. give it like is punchy and upbeat, sondrio gives you a dance floor weapon that ll have the punters up in arms. his signature low end notes drive this record with vocal stabs that will fit in any set. first up on b side ant larock drops another groovy house number better think with a mesmerising vocal laid on top of nothing but luscious chords. summer needs records like this, it s what memories are made of. ant also delivers pleasure that feels like a good dj tool perfect to break up those disco vocals with choppy chords, swinging drums and a cheeky vocal to match. house music at its finest.
here it is, the first in a new mini-series from icelandic label borg ltd - homegrown ep vol. 1 marks the label s maiden voyage onto showcasing the local icelandic talent with a three-track release featuring ilo, intr0beatz and felix leifur. the a side is completely owned up by ilo s seventeen minute house-disco journey only someone real complete with a 90 s tinged rave sequence at the tail end. on the b side intr0beatz supplies fu banco, a heady slowed down house groover that keeps his signature sound and atmosphere intact. felix leifur follows with transit, shaping together in his genre bending way the dusty chords, heavily effected samples, tape hiss and other involuntary recording equipment noises into a beautiful coherency fit for both home & club duty. a great first in borg ltd s homegrown series!
marc & oveous bring the classic bruk flavours to atjazz’s label with their new e.p. ‘on again’. the original harks back to the old co-op nights with a tough bass synth and oveous’ soul laden vocals, tied together behind a punchy, syncopated broken beat rhythm. dress to sweat, this one will make the bodies move. first up on the flip side the ‘4x4 dub’ switches the rhythm to a straight up 4x4 house beat, but that subby synth carries through the broken beat touch. the original mixes’ vocals are dropped in favour of one of oveous’ short spoken word monologues before he steps back to let the music do the magic. the ‘dubstramental’ gives you one final interpretation utilising the same dubbed out template as the b1, but reverting back to the original broken beat pattern to give you three different flavours to throw down with.
making his return to the label after last year s springtime favorite, everlast, is dorsi plantar. better listen s twelfth entry in the main run marks their first repeat of an artist, and the copenhagen man does not disappoint. tack farsan is a balanced sample-driven ep intended to milk the last of summer s flavors for the dancefloors enjoyment. the top side hosts sunny disco affairs in the release s title track, and a polished collab with label mate sune. the logo side, on the other hand, explodes into deep latin affairs.
burner! massive! wird bereits von solomun, trikk, musumeci, lehar u.a. in jedem ihrer sets gespielt. hier kommt die erste maxiauskopplung aus mr raoul k’s album “african paradigm”. und was für eine! die a-seite birgt einen killertrack, dunkel aber schimmernd schön. ein wirbelndes pad und treibende beats führen den tack erst in eine dunkelheit und dann geht die sonne auf, wenn sona diabate’s stimme reinkommt. ihr kraftvoller gesang flutet licht über alle schatten und der track schafft den spagat zwischen: “putting you in a trance und raise your hands in the air”. eleganz und energie. auf der b-seite: der kaito remix von “african paradigm”, eine zwölf-minuten freigeistige glückseligkeit mit einem unwiderstehlichen groove. das ist mr raoul k’s trademark: organische sounds, traditionelle instrumente der elfenbeinküste, und funkelnde soundlandschaften - wundervoll geschmückt mit mysteriösen vocals.
public release maintains its coast-switching lifestyle with what is perhaps its most ambitious project—and inarguably its longest - yet, earth boys’ debut full-length, the eboys lp, the logical conclusion to a chain of collaborations that began, a little over a year ago, with the release of their trail mix ep. the two-disc, twelve-track album represents a new high for the pair comprised of michael sherburn and julian c. duron both creatively and technically, ideas they’ve been stewing and simmering since their splash of a debut in 2015 are now presented fully baked here.
new york city house / disco imprint. on a1: well being s remix of detroit jevantte s, mr. piano man is a slamming baseline loop driven groove. next up ari bald and martín miguel, of better listen records fame, bring a summer edit fit for a wbls barbecue. on the b side we have a special filtered out cut with a big low end from tilman. finally on b2, a track from higgins with filtered strings on top of raw house drums.
camelphat and yousef have known each other for many years. much alike one another they ve earnt their stripes, contributing to the dance music industry in a plethora of ways, dj ing, running events, running clubs. naturally, this friendship, teamed with camelphat s admiration and understanding of circus recordings, led to the exchanging of demos that finally manifested in this release. opening track the solution is nothing short of relentless. having had numerous plays out, the track has been dubbed check-mate on the dancefloor . with second track, dmt , yousef was immediately hooked on the way it pushed the boundaries of camelphat s vision further than ever before. indeed, a fully twisted techno work out that sees heavy kicks and driving bass build, amid looping sirens, to not one but two huge crescendos. this ep showcases club music with the heftiest of parameters. undoubtedly, another enormous ep for camelphat and a fitting following to the equally enormous say something by nasser baker already out on circus recordings
stro elliott’s classic flip of soul ii soul’s “back to life” has been burning dancefloors down for a few years now. previously available on his debut self-titled street corner music lp, it will now available on 7”, backed with his flip of “walk like an egyptian” from his follow up ep coming later this year on scm, this 7” is a must have for dj’s worldwide.
dancing with fireflies from sanderson’s second long player urban mosaic gets the treatment courtesy louis haiman, minimal states and off land. louis once again shows his flare for soulful detroit influenced tech, putting a fwdthought spin on sanderson’s original arrangement. minimal states leaves an equally strong mark with his rich idm techno flavoured rendition. stasis recordings stalwart, off land, reworks just beyond into a gorgeous piece of chill out bliss.
a brand new, debut ep from a formidable talent, sunny & deck hussy bring the authentic old skool hardcore sound back and do it right. all 4 tracks on this ep show both versatility and innovation, while continuing knitebreeds mission to bring new artist to the forefront of the burgeoning new “old” rave scene. all 4 tracks are deceptively simple, but do the damage where it counts – on the dance floor or loud at home. having completed this ep, they were asked by pete cannon to remix a track from his top selling n4 ep, and you can be sure you will be hearing more from this dynamic duo…
the legacy series is a showcase for artists that have been with the label for a long time or are a significant or part of our history. each legacy release has new remixes, unreleased material, remasters and will be either a single or double vinyl with a single or double cd. alk-e-d’s legacy ep is a thing of beauty, both musically and visually. the record comes shrinkwrapped, and the sleeve has a spine. all 4 remixes on the vinyl are superb, pushing the boundaries of hardcore and displaying the qualities of alk-e-d’s original tunes while maintaining their integrity and bringing them to a whole new level.
vinyl only! for the 3rd release, we are more than happy to welcome the legendary john tejada alongside his forever partner in crime arian leviste. we asked this special duo to dig in their archives and heres what they delivered! 4 old school flavoured bomb tracks!
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stripped down records continues to make a big impression with its second release, this time coming from munimuni & seelenwald and featuring stellar remixes from label founder claudio ricci as well as sasse, tiefschwarz and kollektiv turmstrasse.
giuliano lomonte is back on his own imprint and straight to the point with tho original cuts. there is no doubt the distinctive bassline on a1 skyline will be stuck in your head long after the record is over and the deep and driving after hour vibes on b1 aquarium will keep the dance floor moving until the lights come on.
raconteur has landed with help from denis kaznacheev doing what he does best. one track per side allows full exploration of the music in all it s essence. enchanting and progressive minimal sounds. vinyl only
ltd to 200 copies, handnumbered , incl dl code , audio soul project drops 4 new cuts. a1 brings an acid stormer getting major plays from eris drew. a2 remixes a manik original with ukg and breakbeat vibes. b1 is a moody vocal featuring brett barton. b2 is disco cut-up with chicago beats & analog squelches. yellow vinyl screen-printed
hailing from barcelona, the 12tree crew fire up their own in-house label hot piroski with a sterling opening round that s already garnering support from the likes of pete herbert, crazy p, psychemagik and more. the original track on the a side, -sugamomma,- is a well-rounded, full-fat dancefloor burner that should sit comfortably with fans of hot natured et al, given an extra boost with a sample of a young stevie wonder. on the flip, afrobeat classic n gwode by aleke kanonu gets a respectful edit that injects just the right amount of extra groove without diluting the loose, infectious soul of the original
edizioni mondo as a label, has the goal to produce music that is descriptive of concepts, images and environments. inspired by library music, a genre frequently used as theme or background music in radio, film and television in that very same period, the name mondo has its roots in mondo movies, an italian movie genre born in the 60’s. mondo movies are characterized by documentary-like content that addresses several topics from around the world (mondo). numero nove comes courtesy of rotla. also known as mario pierro and raiders of the lost arp, waves is his third contribution to edizioni mondo. downtempo, trippy, playful and pardon us, balearic, its the soundtrack to the fading summer or the one starting somewhere else in this universe. accompanied by remix works from label head l.u.c.a. and balearic (again!) mastermind mark barrott with his sketches form an island healing hands, its the most balearic (threes a charm) record you will hear this side of the summer (wherever you are).
victor simonelli opens up the vaults once more to unlock groove committee s dirty games , the follow up to the seminal i want you to know . taking the blueprint from his timeless house classic, simonelli reworked the bassline for this 92 follow up whilst holding onto that sublimely simple yet powerful chord progression, one that never fails to put a smile on the face. add in a helping of swung hats and crunched up shakers and this is a classic by anyone s standards. the vocals - a charged up, evocative warning to a mistreating lover - fit the nyc garage house rhythm so perfectly and deliver a raw emotion to the track. next up the dubb mix kicks off with the accapella vocals laid bare in all their glory, before that piano progression lays the path for the full force of dirty games to make its impact. there s more space between the vocals in this dub mix, allowing simonelli s production prowess room to breathe. a surefire spine tingler from start to finish. on the b side, simonelli offers up his 1993 re-edit, extending, elongating and beefing up certain elements to captivate audiences all over again. closing out the e.p. is groove committee s 93 track i wana hold you produced in collaboration with glenn sweety g toby - it follows that same garage house shuffling rhythm, with soul-laden organs and paula brion s killer vocals. another much welcomed reissue of some of victor simonelli s most sought after tracks, remastered by the man himself for a new generation of listeners.
the space groove odyssey of the natural yogurt band continues in the black grooves of the milky way. after exploring the majestic neptune and its 13 moons, revealing one of the best-kept secrets of the cosmic-groove ascending jazz universe, natural yorgurt band continues its mission as david bowman and franck poole of clarke and kubrick, in 1968 simple coincidence or bad shot of the not so artificial and petty intelligence of carl900 the story does not say it (yet) but we can think that the sound of this new 45t of four intergalactic gates brings incredibly futuristic answers the mysterious origins of this music that lives in us! -everything will be fine- we slip from the depths of the galaxy before inviting us to wave on the moogulation of a dreamlike -punchbag-. everyone seeks his groove and tnyb leaves us free to choose our path, preferably milk, on a -this way or that way- beautiful to cry the stars. do not miss that they perform miracles ... has anyone ever heard of turning water into wine? wait ... oh my gods!
ouch from a distance is the new label of former ostgut ton manager nick ho¨ppner. it s first release by desert sound colony has been very well received – opal sunn are a well seasoned hardware only live act very much in control of their repertoire, but also capable of captivating improvisations – opal sunn have got a recognizable sound driven by smart, often arpeggiated synth lines, on point drums and textures
this record is a bomb! it had to be said.. telegraph is proud to present tom ellis new ep. a four tracks project (+ 1 digital bonus) that showcases the huge talent of this special uk house producer. all tracks are dancefloor killers, always funky and groovy they are full of creativity evolving into different atmospheres. a tribal exotic flavour on some tracks bring a fresh vibe into his productions, tom s music definitely is very human and always musical. tom s highly acclaimed and ever growing discography spreads far and wide through labels such as hartchef, minibar, trimsound (his own imprint), logistic, archipel, floppy funk, morris audio and telegraph. he regularly performs live around europe and can be witnessed displaying his bass guitar skills along side label partner leif with their trimsound live project.
part 5 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. originally released on the phono label in 1995/96 the ‘parts’ series from matthew herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. this series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. the mix of herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. the odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. all newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘deeper’, ‘take me back’, ‘resident’, ‘people that make the music’ and ‘see you on monday’.
with zebra, the fourth arp longplayer, ny-based artist / producer / dj, alexis georgopoulos, has boldly stepped into vastly new musical territory – blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility. reaching across genres — colliding modern composition with post-pop structures, dub techniques and three-dimensional geometries — georgopoulos creates a delirious mélange of sound, spellbinding in its range. the 45rpm deluxe double vinyl includes a download code.
after 5 years from their last album released on bosconi records, the clover’s trio comes back on their own label with a three track ep dedicated to the dance floor.
quantized tribalism melts with jupiter’s sounds in “pulsing particles”. while in “emanation”, past and present feelings alternate through chants and synthesizers sitting on a solid funky groove.
“separated at birth” is the theme of the b-side, the minimalism of the original track is stretched by horror inc. (aka akufen, perlon) in a rare 9 minutes melodic drone with broken beat and thriller-ish like strings. a gem you can’t miss!
the clover are back on the market, ready to play with a brand new liveset!
this is cliff music: a berlin based label spreading and supporting the many facets of house music. the mission is to give talented producers and friends a stage to share their vibes with the world.
cliff music kicks off with a four-tracker featuring the aussie slamb, french boys vitess & mangabey, and last but not least leipzig’s finest, luvless. the a-side starts with a melodic summer anthem “minor secret” by mangabey, followed by slamb’s house-driven disco bomb “why stop now”. on the flip side, luvless provides wobbly synthesizers over crunchy drums and grooves. vitess closes the ep with a 90’s and 2step reminiscing dancefloor hit.
the debut release of uk dj duo “secretsundaze” on mule musiq. james priestley&giles smith delivered two modern deep house versions and one melodic ambient version. it’s all-round for house music lover.
sl011 is on its way! to celebrate our most beloved format we mix the old and new and bring together three artists we ve just taken on board with regular sl artist joey kay from chicago. special artists, special audience, special music, special release: 180 copies, 180 grams. nothing more. nothing less. pandilla ltd opens up the feast on the a side. a collective of three portuguese artists, this trio of producers-composers made a name for themselves through their distinctive minimalist approach to music. and what better way to introduce them than the very title of their track: -you get to know-. do meet the guys and enjoy. chicago resident joey kay was already with on sl001 and sl003. but why would we stop? here he is again with some new gems. joey s been producing quality and selective underground house music since the 80s, giving us each time delightful hints of what good chicago underground truly sounds like, far away from seasonal trends and close to his own philosophy instead. open up your ears and heart, as joey will be -trying 2 reach u- with his beautiful ode to the golden age of house music. the end is just the beginning, people. flip the record, start again, and let tommy guide you. tommy vicari jnr is an underground music hero well known for his singular and very unique sound. tommy plays by his own rules and tastes. he produces and releases tommy s kind of sounds and tommy s kind of sounds only, regardless how of far he needs to push the boundaries of his musical world to find the right beat and hit. -decided- is sl011 punchy bassline banger, in case you thought of falling asleep between both sides. for don t forget: true dancers always dance. almost the end, we know, but dry your tears, we re not there yet, no, no. harrison bdb aka harry weber is here with us for the last stretch and a final sonic hug - one to remember -. harrison s immersive approach to deep house has earned the man his credit, solidly grounded in the finest and deepest selections. the kind of selection, in fact, that d make anyone want that record again. mind you, this is probably what this last track -going back- is telling to do. ready? flip!
das debütalbum des londoner künstlers mitch von arx erscheint auf dem berliner project mooncircle und bietet durch four-to-floor beats getriebene soundcollagen die von trips in die schweizer bergweld inspiriert sind und unter einfluss der rauen londoner umgebung im stadtteil hackney fertiggestellt wurden. mitch von arx benutzt diverse -found sounds-, die er über jahre gesammelt hat, sowie eine menge gesampleter gitarrensounds und verschiedene texturen mit einem hang zur unvollkommenheiten im klang, zu verstimmten synths, verzerrungen und störungen. er liebt polytrhythmen und melodische kontrapunkte, wechselt von house zu disco und einer eher melodischen seite des techno. das artwork stammt von jimmy turrell, einem grafiker und videoregisseur mit einer liebe zur handgemachten collages, zeichnungen, siebdruck und malerei, die er mit digitalen techniken verbindet.
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with the release of this ep ,influential parisian producer d’julz establishes the launch of new label jv in collaboration with highly esteemed french yoyaku team. jv is set to evolve with d’julz showcasing his own productions while bringing in masterful talents to collaborate, and with the music policy being very much open, it’s guaranteed to be a consummate source of electronic music. this two-tracker ep kicks off with ‘chaplin bong’, a euphonic groove-packed house cut that is sheer liquid perfection evolving with a combination of dubby techno stabs penetrating a rolling disco bassline. ’j’y vais’, which translates to “i go”, is a deep and bass-heavy old school track that’s hewn from chicago influences. apropulsive, sheen-polished dancefloor gripper.
vä,stkransen records are proud to release the debut ep of stockholm s house savants hk. the main project of hampus ribbing and kristoffer banks, hk have garnered attention for their dynamic and unpredictable live sets. having spent five years in the studio engineering their deep and mesmerizing grooves, the duo now surfaces with “a kind of love ep”, featuring three original tracks and a remix from french wunderkind and d.ko head flabaire.
on the a-side, hk begins with the melancholic but captivating “a kind of love”. the duo then goes deeper on the hypnotizing, yet dancefloor-oriented, “hiccup”. on the flipside, flabaire presents a dreamy and jazz-inspired remix of “a kind of love”, after which hk sums up the ep with “angry bird”, a percussion-infused take on the rougher deep house sound.
summer may almost be over, however gasp records has teamed up with la dune label co-founder jacques torrance to reminisce over those jubilant days in the sun. crafted during a short stay in south germany, nach5000 is an ep that takes you on a journey beyond distances. think of it as a never ending summer voyage straight into the 90’s, with a sprinkle of acid and a final visit to your favourite psychiatrist.
with his fourth outing on into the woods recordings, maheras delivers “tartessos,” a nod to his roots in greece and a journey into dancefloor dub that continues into the woods’ tradition for moody and effective dancefloor tools.
“tartessos” sets the mood of this ep with risers and chord stabs that delay across a four to the floor bass line and kick pattern. maheras allows the reverb space to build here here, creating atmosphere that builds slowly until the chords drop halfway through and bring an ethereal mood to a peak.
on the flip roman flugel delivers an outstanding remix that doubles down on the delays and pushes into more traditional dub tech territory. flugel divides and multiplies musical elements across a live mixing desk, through effects chains and back to a mix that maintains the momentum of the original rhythm but amplifies the flutters and flourishes.
a leading light in modern club music, tini brings her musical vision and the distinctive sound of her club residencies to her new label, part of the gang - the natural extension of her beloved ‘tini and the gang’ parties. the label will be home to new productions from tini herself in addition to fellow members of the gang, with a particular focus on breaking new talent from around the globe.
nebraska pays tribute to the records that inspired him in the early 90s. original samples from various songs by his favourite hip hop production crew are re-presented in fresh combinations and at new tempos. crisp and crunchy.
politics of dancing continue to expand their horizons with another round of collaborative wares on their p.o.d cross sublabel. once again they ve invited big hitters who slip perfectly into the minimal house mindset the parisian label has been locked in since 2013, leading with cab drivers on the a side. the deep-diving german mainstays gel with the pod crew in a tightly clipped but utterly funked up roller, sitting in contrast to the more open, tripped out synth flourishes sebo k brings to the table on side b. with each track distinctive but also compatible, there s every chance you ll be compelled to play both out at the late night / early morning shuffled-up jamboree.
new label from the well respected 4lux camp. australian wizzards made a big impression with their debut called ross. now they return on the newly born andarta label. they raise the bar even further: five stunning underground dance tracks. a strong combination of clever drum programming and musicality!
jovonn returns to his body ndeep label to release the album timeless, his first since blaque house released on code red back in 2009. with releases on such labels as clone, apollonia and dogmatik the last few years, jovonn set up his body ndeep label in 2017 to release tracks from himself and other like-minded producers. the album focusses on the deeper side of house and jovonns trademark new jersey house sound, with contributions by patrick mangan (violin) on hesperia soul and cassioware on turnin me out.
war „strw“ bisher eine mixtape-reihe, würde die bezeichnung dem werk nicht gerecht werden! lukas strobel schlüpft wieder in die verschiedensten rollen und arbeitet sich an stereotypen und vorurteilen ab, wie in der konsequenz in seiner karriere nicht geschehen. bereits im videotrailer zum album mimt alligatoah die rollen seiner karriere. außerdem tauchen neue gesellinnen auf und ergänzen das bild. die szenerie baut sich auf, bis ein herr mit einer grubenlampe ruft: „was ist, wenn wir gar nicht real sind, sondern nur die verschiedenen persönlichkeiten eines wahnsinnigen?“ alligaotah zeigt sein weltwackelbild. wenn draußen alles verrückt, haben die gestalten des rap-barden ihre festen plätze. sei es der feminist, der seiner liebe einen rap-track widmet, der reise-hippie, der sich in der welt sucht, ein detektiv, der durch den nebel der vergangenen nacht watet oder der meinungsfreie demonstrant, der auch gehör finden will. schafft es der künstler also bei der fünften ausgabe seiner „schlaftabletten, rotwein“-welt wirklich noch etwas hinzuzufügen? die antwort könnte sie unterhalten, verunsichern und zur selbstreflexion zwingen.
limitiertes rotes doppel-vinyl im klappcover inklusive album-cd.
as the timing appears to be right while summer just made it’s entrance it seemed only appropriate for the release of another single.
the idea behind the release was conceived when digging for records through paris while touring a couple of years ago during a conversation with a vinyl monger discussing 70’s pop-funk pakistani composers.
since the inspiration as well as the records sampled for both of the tracks were picked up from the “city of lights” it seemed only appropriate for mononome to finally collaborate with parisian label and long-time friends stillmuzik for a release.
“loralai” evolves around a feel-good uptempo groove emphasizing on the sample while “besima” is based mainly on mononome’s characteristic drum sounds, leaving an essence of psychedelia in the background.
available in 7” vinyl limited to 300 copies via stillmuzik.
digging deep into the chicago rave vaults to re-issue the debut ep from billy nightmare aka “mystic bill” torres. ‘reality check’ consists of 4 tracks, recorded at mirage studios in chicago in 1996. two tracks on the a-side are dark thumpers and will haunt your head for days. side b has 2 versions of the same song, lighter and funkier in mood both show the diversity mystic bill is capable of producing. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios. each ep is housed in a custom designed jacket by eloise leigh featuring a 90s photo of billy nightmare staring into tv static and includes a postcard with notes.
1992 hardcore club classic from kev bird. originally kev bird’s second release on the basement records label made famous by in-house producer jack smooth. 3 slices of pure hardcore jungle techno lead by the seminal ‘this is a trip’ are taken from the original dat master tape and get the full sound entity remastering treatment to bring the sound right up to date with current standards.
pushing at the edges which define techno, afro and deep house these three tracks bring fresh heat to the dancefloor, creating an ethereal mood whilst delivering maximum power and energy. if paired down, minimal electronic percussive sounds are your thing, lead track ligai will tick all the boxes. stina follows with driving, syncopated beats and a killer pan-pipe riff to hook you in. closing the record sand brings a deeper, atmospheric track loaded with floating m1 textures, warm bass and spirited percussion fills. all in all a highly effective and inventive slice of wax with a voguish twist to groove to.
enzo siragusa rounds off another incredible summer with a highly anticipated project, a collaborative fuse ep with martin buttrich. striking a perfect balance between enzo’s uk rave roots and martin’s matured finesse, the ‘three squared’ ep nestles neatly within fuse’s distinct sonic palette.