real name takeshi fukushima. takecha has been a key figure within japan’s electronic music scene for decades and belongs to the same pioneering crew as soichi terada and shinichiro yokota. now in his mid- fifties. ‘deep soundscapes’ is an album encompassing fukushima’s sound with every track written by the producer between 1990 and 2013. intricate percussion and crystalline chords set the tone in ‘deep drive’ before a funky bassline joins serene synths in ‘midnight things’. appearing in soichi terada’s mix for resident advisor (under its promo title ‘deep loop c’). ‘gradual atmosphere’ is comprised of a galloping beat and saccharine chimes. ‘factory 141’ sees takecha demonstrate a murkier aesthetic. whilst ‘rhodes detox’ is a definitive example of takecha’s flair for expertly balancing elements within his productions. an homage to shufflepuck café... an old mac plus video game takecha would play on a black and white 9- inch monitor back in the day. ‘shufflepuck’ blends ghostly melodies with clicks. whirrs and pops. ‘calm imagination’ is a poignant affair from start to finish with its hypnotising atmosphere. contrasting to the more up-tempo ‘warm rondo’ with its soulful keys and purring low-end. tying it all together. ‘genuine innocence’ is a cut that takecha made two versions of. one with a solo from a pianist and another with more emphasis on the beat. the latter of which appears on this album.-
losouls another picture label follows on from eps in 2017 by honesty and the label boss himself with a new two tracker by japanese artist sasaki hiroaki. the yotsume label owner is based in tokyo and his sleek sounds take cues from 80s new wave and look for a soulful vibe in electronic music. 2018 has already seen him release on open recordings and now he offers up some warm house rollers for another picture. ‘eo1 is eight minutes of rubbery drums and loose. scattered percussion. tumbling toms and clicks. dreamy chords light up the background and the whole thing drives ever deeper into the night. always evolving as it goes. on the flip. ‘plain song is just as heartfelt. but icy hi hats and metal stabs are more upright. getting you on your toes and keeping you there for another eight minutes of organic. authentic deep house bliss.
incl dl code. detroit swindle present ‘high life. their second studio album due on the 28th may on the duos own heist recordings. the heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their amsterdam studio in march 2017. and the release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the label. since forming in 2011. the dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm. taking cues from their passion for obscure records. with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul. dynamic live shows and dj sets afford them a packed touring schedule across the globe. whilst their label heist recordings is credited with consistently breaking new artists. the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music. with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach. combining our love for house. ambient and jazzy harmonics. making it a record interesting for the club. as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
mihai popescu kicks off a new label. steppin motion records. with two of his own brilliant tracks. the romanian artist has been a key part of the scene since 2012. releasing on labels like soulsity. rora and bass culture. he has a slick electronic sound that is here for all to here on these two new cuts.
steppin motion is a record label based in paris and managed by swoop. it aims to promote music as an art. as something beautiful that gets your body and soul in motion. this first ep is in two parts. showcasing both sides of the label: the first part is the most dance oriented. whereas the second part will be more soul / beauty oriented. the amazing artwork comes from vesod. who is an italian street-artist painter from turin.
selfsuficient is first and is ten minutes of slippery house music with lovely chords and melodies all making for a warm and infectious groove. it is colourful. loose and rhythmic stuff that oozes a futuristic sense of soul. neasteptat is deeper. with rubbery drums and woodpecker like sounds all weaving round each other to cast a spell on those who hear it.
these are two terrific tracks that connoisseurs of minimal house are going to lap up.
changing tides ep is the fourth release of our kommuna tapes imprint. the a sides features two breaky. electro-infused tracks from undersound affiliate chris geschwindner. while the flipside goes back to the roots: adam collins. half of legendary tech-house golden era duo omni am. brings us impeccable groove. and early 00s deep house icon seafoam allows us to trip up through the early evening or morning hours.
track by track. we build a kommuna of artists who share our insatiable appetite for music discovery. guided by a certain vision of the dancefloor: deep stripped-down grooves. sometimes challenging. always with character.
dutch pioneer mg (aka gert van veen) is responsible for a series of huge house classics to ever emerge from the netherlands: a-men s pay the piper. quazar s seven stars. house of venus dish & tell. the list is long. under his lesser known moniker zodiac trax. gert produced some of his moodiest material. released in 1992 in two parts. these beautifully crafted tracks remained fairly unknown up to this day. for this re-issue frame of mind selected the deepest tunes from the obscure series. a previously unreleased track called planet x is included!
fresh from releases on honey soundsystem & non plus. vin sol returns to uttu’s dance trax series for vol.14 bringing his magic touch of ghetto house over 4 original productions! fresh cuts for the floor!
ukraine’s living house legend se62 debuts on hot haus - having previously released one of the biggest house tracks of recent times - true force on my love is underground back in 2013 - he returns to the classic house ingredients for this incredible 4 track ep!
the ny house trak brought joy to dance floors world wide in 2012 and beyond. with second hand copies now fetching for 40 euros and over. we thought it was time to serve you with a limited re-issue of both this club track and can you feel it? remastered and vocals on the a-side slightly adjusted this time round too! the ny house trak is cut on one side so you know what this means: extra loud pressing for ultimate sound quality. side b contains a previously unreleased instrumental!
the safe trip organisation has been broadcasting their musical version of a traditional numbers station on the frequency 5079. human intelligence suggests the agent behind four regular. ear-pleasing transmissions is the safe trip associate artis. using a specially modified one-time pad. we were able to decipher these undercover operatives. the ethereal. dreamy. arpeggio-driven throb of panthera pardus. with its poignant tone and undulating lead lines. was clearly meant as a warning.. the same could be said of -cetacea-. where melancholic synthesizer sounds and meandering electronics gently wind their way around hybrid electronic/acoustic percussion. panic set in once we deciphered giganthopithecus. a composition littered with frequent increases in percussive intensity and a mind-altering melodic refrain. our hunch that artis was ordering immediate action by agents was confirmed by delphinae. whose colourful melodic fluidity. futurist new age construction and layered wooden drum hits deeply affected our researchers. we ordered our own agents to raid the station. but artis had long since scuttled off into the hazy morning sunshine.
recorded in an ageing holiday park during off-season. center parcs is the debut lp by dutch artists betonkust & palmbomen ii a conceptual. musical-tristesse full of lo-fi harmony. and fanciful. psychedelic-coloured modulations. with an undercurrent of saturated. outsider-house beats. all recorded to tape. with a shared passion for experimental music. and gnarled dutch electro. the duo have crafted an lp of esoteric-electronic-pop. reflective of the time the two spent holed-up in isolation. in the out-of-time center parcs setting
the city of bologna (bolo for locals) has been always a crucial junction for the underground music scene in italy.
over the last few years a small group of bad boys has started to fill the streets with a distinctive and modern interpretion of house music.
we are here to represent that sound.
we are bolo represent.
detroit love are proud to present the inaugural release on their newly founded eponymous imprint – a collaborative venture from planet e and !k7 which aims to capture the essence of carl craig’s superb event series of the same name. detroit love mixed by stacey pullen is a sixteen track journey that exemplifies the diversity of the city. as well as the essence of the parties. championing both lesser known artists and familiar faces into a 74 minute mix.
state of flow is proud to announce a freshly baked ep by jakob seidensticker & boronas which will be available in march 2018. this release marks the magical number three coming from the well respected vinyl only imprint. a psychedelic and spacey but solid minimal tech house ep.
‘lillygood party!’ is the brand new bbe compilation from highly respected swiss dj alex attias. taking its name from a party he runs in his native lausanne. lillygood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label. now on its 4th release. refecting the music he plays at the clubnight. ‘lillygood party!’ is packed with funk. disco. deep house and boogie bullets from across the globe. “the idea is to present not only rare or difcult tracks to fnd. simply good grooves for people to play out. or listen to at home.”
from rare japanese disco gems. through spiritual jazz. to genre defying sounds from broken-beat cohorts kaidi tatham and dego. ‘lillygood party!’ takes a unique trip inside the musical mind of one of dance music’s true nonconformists.
alex attias got his start in back in ’88 playing funk. house. jazz. and disco. as well as producing under various monikers such as mustang. freedom soundz or beatless. moving to london in ’97 he started his ‘visions’ label and found himself at the epicentre of the emerging west london ‘broken beat’ scene which grew around his studio at goya. releases on people. planet e. ubiquity. neroli. archive and compost followed. as well as remixes for incognito. 4hero. ennio morricone. sun ra. art blakey. roni size and laurent garnier among others.
2018 repress - bicep make their way home to feel my bicep records for their first 12” on the imprint since their collaborative ‘dahlia’. recorded with hammer. back in september of 2015. fmb006 is a notable addition to the label - a reimagining of blaze’s seminal recording ‘lovelee dae’ - originally released on classic back in 1997. before a string of subsequent re-issues and remix packages on playhouse. true and urban tracks that included carl craig and 20:20 vision. the remix was originally designed to be included in their essential mix in 2014. but a lack of space has meant that its pressing on fmb is the first time it sees the light of day. using ralph lawson and carl finlow’s classic aforementioned acapella version as the basis of their work. the bicep lads ensnare an air of swooning euphoria in their remix that stays true to both their original productions and their dj sets. shortened vocals suffuse galloping 909s and a gleaming synth riff that certify it as a festival fail safe
throughout ibadan records deeply-rooted new york history and its ongoing transcendent surge into the future. there are certain special moments in house music history to acknowledge. this brings us to our 138th ibadan records installment by kerri chandler. kerri chandler was one of the many artists who benefited from jerome sydenhams artistic direction. the two initially met in 1991. when sydenham was a part of the a&r team that signed chandlers debut single to atlantic records. after sydenham founded ibadan records in 1995. the two collaborated on several groundbreaking projects that stand as a testament to house music history and to their long-lasting friendship. chandlers early career evolved through illustrious house remixes and productions. tracks like drink on me. shoe-b-doo. while were young and aint that a bitch truly exemplify the trailblazing and original innovative spirit of kerri chandler and the birth of his signature sound. presenting new york chronicles vol. ii
it s the fourth go round for monsieur blue. who steps back up to the plate with another three surefire jams from the slinkier side of the minimal house spectrum. -track 1- is an exquisite trip through blue-hued keys and shuffling drums. striking a fine balance between the lounge and the dancefloor. -track 2- takes a moodier approach. eking out mysterious chords and injecting a little juice into the low end to suit a more rugged situation. and then -track 3- jettisons the ballast and pings off into a dubbed out sphere of house music perfectly crafted for the times you want to get lost at sea.
taking inspiration from music. nature and the elements that surround them. jukka hänninen and mika hanka aka shuffless have quickly garnered the attention of many within house and techno since making their production debut in 2016. written at the vislampi studio. located in ruutana city. finland. using a combination of hardware gear from the likes of roland. korg and arturia. here we see the duo reveal their latest work with four diverse and expansive cuts set for release this spring as they return to syncrophone s in-house imprint. opening up the ep. hänninen and hanka fluently introduce chi . a complex and evolving cut that effortlessly fuses deep. rich chords. and delicate. skipping hi-hats. before easing into the flowing groove of lahti with its jazz-tinged melodies and heady tones guiding the production into lighter territories. on the flip. nime Ñvailla introduces a matrix of hazy textures amongst crunchy percussion licks and dubbed out atmospherics as the duo return to deeper. darker realms. before title cut puollaskel punctuates the package in classy fashion. laying down gritty analog percussion. resounding kicks and subtly programmed nuances to conclude an excellently worked ep.
ada kaleh sets off this year with >nedesluș....it în amurg<. the ep features three pieces designed in ada kalehs distinctive and at times peculiar style. opening with luring and intricate layers of sounds added to exotic rhythms on the whirling dervishes inspired >nedesluș....it în amurg<. and continuing with the folding and unfolding haze of >morgana avidoma<. a metaphorical journey through the vast cosmic desert. 180g vinyl only.
we are happy to welcome two new artists to rose records on our first real split record. rose 12 brings two pieces from chassé. the duo from belgium adds round bass and piano to send two deep and warm tracks into the game. on the other side. which is rose 13. you find two more crazy tracks which unite funky vocals with guitars – both from gledd a recent nice and surprising discovery for us from italy. we feel that the combination of both sides represent rose perfectly – a deep and funky mix.
after his initial release on world unknown records way back in 2011 - a tunethat featured on andrew weatherall s ministry of sound masterpiece 2012 compilation - kalidasa has also released music via magic feet and tusk wax. this latest release sees him ploughing along a similar musical line. the mirage and sun aki are both tracks for those who like to chug-along to the more refined. no frills tunes that do exactly what they say on the tin. both are perfect spaced out and otherworldly grooves for strobe filled and lazer infused dark basements. soft rocks throw around some magical dust on the flip for their sun goes up. sun goes down remix which sees them turn the mirage into a 9 minute time lapse venturing from an early morning ambient start through to a pulsating electronic drive through the stars.
julian sanza and andre espeut. are two very familiar names in the scene. julian. who hails from argentinian/cuban roots and andre with his french/caribbean heritage. come together to merge electronic dance. modern funk. soul and boogie. creating their own unique melting pot of goodness! there s something distinctly anthemic about perfect system . low slung. synthed up funk. with a house tinge driven by those sweet soulful vocal harmonies - sure to get stuck in your head for days. opolopo opens up the e.p. adding his trademark disco remix magic touch to the original - upping the tempo. laying a shuffling beat behind. pumping up the bassline and getting spiritual on the keys. on the flip the situation remix channels the inner improv funk. keeping the vocals to choice snippets before the sare havlicek dub rounds the e.p. off reworking the bass synth to the point where it exudes the sleaze. this is the first in a series of collaborations between these two… keep those eyes peeled!
deep house done properly australian trio rüfüs amazing 2016 sophomore album bloom. previously only available in australia. gets a welcome. worldwide release. featuring the singles you were right and like an animal! its a journey through richly layered synths behind driving beats. atmospheric build ups and killer breakdowns all married together with tyrone lindqvist s soulful vocals. from the heartfelt epic that is innerbloom. to the uplifting melody of say a prayer for me. bloom will have rüfüs fans fall in love all over again.
gene hunt is one of the few producers from the original wave of trax records signees that still flies the flag for chicago house with as much gusto as when he started. this is his second trip out on inner shift music. and it finds the us house veteran on impeccable form. -kayla dream- is a light. airy jacker defined by amorphous synth washes that match the mellow mood of the label. -distant voyage- is a truly standout track though. dealing in crooked rhythmic structures and channelling the techno side of hunt s muse. -open up your eyes- maintains the introspective mood. but this time welcomes some soulful vocal turns into the adventurous. machine-powered landscape.
wewillalwaysbealovesong is proud to welcome lance d (legwork) for his magnificent debut ep on the label. no remixes only originals . proper deep house only. dj support: dj yellow. folamour john beltran. chaos in the cbd. kosme. ponty mython munk
the producer crew around footjob completes catalogue number 12 with the first ever label-sampler. highlighting their love for a variety of styles. le rubrique starts the journey with an afro disco banger. followed by a funky piano piece from phonk d and the jazz formation triorität for all the old school lovers out there. the flipside continues with an extraordinary dancefloor filler by lukas lehmann and the labels own supergroup pallaspeople. on the last track sascha ciminiera takes us into the deepness of meditative house music with a sexy sax line. you better cop that!
pushing movies is a collaborative project from jeffrey sire and dimitri soemotional that celebrates the vintage tones of italo disco. synth pop and all things slick and 80s. -thinking about you- does indeed sound like it could have been made 30 years ago - from the slap bass to the reverse drum fills. plastic fm synth lines and overall aspirational tone. it s the consummate extended 12- mix track. lauer takes the original and smacks it up sharp with some tougher drums and a greater sense of urgency. and then fort romeau takes a subtle approach that keeps much of the original spirit of the track intact while honing the edges for maximum club play and using some cosmic synth flourishes to devastating effect.
after the first two 12inches from label founder deep88 himself. ascii records turns to a whole host of different characters to remix those tracks with some stunning and varied results. luis cl is up first. taking a decidedly mellow approach to harmony that tips into a heavy lidded early 90s deep house mood perfectly. while rnr take the robert owens-featuring believe in you and make it into a stirring. tense but ultimately emotional acid-laced floor track. rhythm 2 soul do a gentle job on la beija. mhcrew take a larry heard-esque approach on rotation and jimini lets the space in the mix tell its own story.
‘family horror x good times’ is an extensive 15 tracks compilation. where the leipzig label reflects on an intense and impassioned decade. kann asked close friends and long time idols to play their part to the full to complete the third edition of the label’s family horror compilation series. the outcome is a clear snapshot of the musical inclinations of the three label founders. sevensol & map.ache (aka manamana) and bender. encapsulating an idiosyncratic. modern house sound that demands an emotional response. the compilation comes rounded off by a booklet of photographs from ria aka lux which just like the music captures some of the beautiful ‘good times’ from this very special period. this time on paper.
it’s the return of the sexual vigilante sex judas and his trusted sidekick ricky. this time in full album mode. norwegian producer tore gjedrem of ost & kjex fame. channels his love of comix. bohemia and fascination with human vice. the unspoken. the red light districts. the alleys of the mind into his alter ego.
coming hot on the heels of their last va. the brilliant clouded house imprint returns here with a hearty four tracker that speaks volumes for their penchant for glorious house tropes. featuring the talents of poth0les. pelati riviera. ben gomori and label boss lukas lyrestam. ‘dear house. with love!’ is an energetic slice of brilliance that expertly pays homage to the label’s genre of choice.
drum union is a new series documenting the different shades of leftfield house. london based tony nwachukwu (aka attica blues aka wah-chu-ku) provides a deep broken dub techno monster. manuel fischer presents a beat-driven disco-influenced track to make any dance-floor burn and mitsubishi galaxy. who are also known as jack pattern take us into a wavy trip to another dimension. look like rounds it up and is merging afro-cuban rhythms with modern electronica soundshapes. a journey wider and deeper than most of the average 4/4 business!
since the early aughts. alan abrahams aka portable has been producing records for labels like perlon. live at robert johnson. k7. and süd electronic. with his new band project “ranger”. the releases as bodycode and portable and his very own label khoikhoi to be launched this summer. the south africa born alan abrahams is an artist in-between genres. “a life without notifications” is now here. marking his first release for dial records.
assertiveness can be virtue. hence. boss moves - luca lozanos debut for running back - is aptly titled. generously spread over two vinyl plates. lozano investigates the hybrid sound that once was embodied by groups like future sound of london. labels like guerilla and djs such as sasha or dave angel. blessed with the production of skills of today. the eyes of a tailor and the chemoreceptors of a perfumer. the klasse wrecks and grafiti tapes man delivers nine tracks that do it all: tribal. trance. breakbeats. house. 303s. bleeps. rave. dubby deepness and pianos. like a trip down the 3d-visual-kaleidoscopic-artwork* hole or a snake charmer without a flute. intake as a whole. record it to your tape desk and feel like tuning into on a pirate station in ‘95. happiness is just around the bend. *none of that can be found here. see explosive black-and-white sleeve for further reference.
2018 repress! this 2x12inch ep is leon vynehall s second release on 3024. a very personal statement. this record shows vynehall s dedication and versatility in seven moving songs. uk garage meets big room house
dj koyote and too smooth christ team up to release on some party tunes. a 3-track ep of collaborative and spontaneous jams. willing to produce coupe-decale-inspired tracks with old analogue gear. they crafted at the end an hybrid sound mixture. somewhere between south african house. grime and uk funky. on error : does not computer. a tr606 meets swirling arpeggios spiced with crystal riffs. a sneaky bass line provides an even more swaying groove to the track. on strike (on-a-string mix). a straight-out-of-pretoria riff meets a strong and conquering string stab on top of a really dry and thumping beat. modern action is the most introspective track of the ep. with an m1 pattern flipped upside-down and hazy cymbals rythms.
IDEAL WORLD EP INCL. APPLEBLIM & ALLAND BYALLO RMXS
12" Vinyl D16.05.18
22 digit ltd is the vinyl only off shot of uk based 22 digit records. and this new release is upfront house music in the style of artists like mr. g. this 22 digit ltd release is a collaboration between uk stalwart moodymanc and label boss william welt with solo remixes from appleblim and alland byallo. moodymanc also known to many as dubble d. is a manchester based artist who boasts seminal releases on labels including tsuba. local talk and 20/20 vision among many others of a similar calibre. william welt is a young artist who now based in manchester. cut his teeth in newcastle upon tyne. and has releases on labels including traum and construct. the first of the remixes comes from appleblim. whose bass heavy sound has been a regular feature of imprints inclouding r&s records. aus music. tempa and skull disco. second of the remixes comes from alland byallo. who has previously released on labels including third ear. get physical. poker flat. moodmusic. dirt crew and rawax.
public release adds another entry to its 2018 chapter with a four-track ep that engineers the intersection of gentle warm-up house of the balearic genus and frosty chill-out. the 12inch is the latest from dylan khotin-foote. who goes by the mononym khotin. a producer and dj firmly planted at the epicenter of vancouver’s lively. colorful dance music scene.
plush. palace. regularfantasy s music is about as plush as it gets. filling your area with bright melodic blankets for which to throw around your bod. turning it into a plush palace of sorts. if you will. half of this record seems designed to sooth you while the other half is all about getting you steppin . our pal dj zozi comes in with an absolute heater of a remix. taking you to planets unknown and raves gone by. without a doubt. the party is gonna be turned out.
esteban adame cut his teeth djing at the ditch parties and house parties of east la in the 90s. he then moved to detroit to apprentice with mad mike banks. performing as part of los hermanos and galaxy to galaxy. more than twenty years on. he still lives and breathes music. this is his debut record for mister saturday night records. raw and joyful.
out 2 is a project from jeremy campbell and r. zanzibar. who have previously worked together on albums for l.i.e.s. and lectric sands under different aliases. they sound right at home on emotional response. channeling the influence of 1980s new york dancefloor hybridization into six original tracks and their counterpart dub versions. its an impeccable tribute to the forefathers of new / no / minimal wave with the right kind of funk rubbed in the groove and ample space in the mix for all the live dubbing the style demands. moving is a surefire death disco party starter. dancing hovers in a beyond the grave island boogie reverie and some airs red there heads out into exotically enhanced territory without losing that nyc grit. it s a marvelous record. with the dub versions adding new dimensions to the music rather than simply repeating the same tricks sans vocals.
the last time we heard from jex. he was cruising dance floors with his 2015 slapper -studio e- on running back. three years later. jex returns with -bad timin vol. 1.- a four-tracker made for working djs on the newly christened bad timin label. ranging from the scorched-earth acid of -zone phased- to the melancholic deep of -fee wifi.- the ep has something for everyone--well. everyone who likes hanging out at dance clubs. that is!
yesterdays tomorrows is moomins 3rd album and the first of his to be released on wolf music recordings. the album see s moomin showcasing the natural. organic sound he is known for. applying his production technique to house. as well as venturing into beatdown territory with 90s new york hip hop. and his uniquely moomin take on liquid drum & bass.
vinyl only / 300 copies / 180g vinyl / fifth release and a 4-tracker ep featuring sweely. ghini-b. flavio folco & redj aiming to please different moods. with each their own backgrounds & emotions you may struggle to describe the vibe. whether it tastes more house or techno but it will definitely bring people together.
man powers me me me label proudly presents a very special new compilation. we we we. which will see all profits donated to the vital help refugees charity. the release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including pional. juan maclean. shit robot. medlar. asok. ian blevins and more. as well as the full album. two limited. vinyl-only samplers will also be released. with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.
scottish producer & dj graeme clark aka the revenge releases his second album ‘when the thrill comes’ on his own roar groove imprint on 11th may 2018. ‘when the thrill comes’ is a demonstration of a producer achieving a point of maturity in their work. able to exercise a sense of restraint. to allow for their sound to have space. it is also the opportunity for the revenge to explore his own electronic music roots with a deeper pared-back sound more in touch with his earliest production experiences in house and techno.
vienna-based producer sam irl popped up on our radar a couple of years ago following stellar releases on jazz & milk. but honestly we should have been paying far closer attention as this guy has been making the best crunchy. mpc-driven jazz-infused house music dating right back to 2006. ep’s for s3a’s sampling as an art and collaborative projects with patrick pulsinger and dusty have won him fans including gilles peterson (leading to a release on brownswood). mr scruff and session victim amongst many others. his live sets have also seen him perform at the hallowed grounds of panorama bar and sonar festival. for his debut ep here on freerange sam has delivered four tracks which perfectly showcase his production skills and knowledge of what makes a dance floor tick. kicking off with title track rain technique. quirky keys and a playful groove help build a warm and charming vibe. light and bouncy yet deep and driving enough to get your dance on to. trust follows with loping. lopsided percussion forming the basis of the groove. sparse rhodes pads punctuating the beat and adding just the right musical element to the mix without cluttering the beats or compromising the sense of space. flipping over we have all thats left which sees sam utilising his trusted tr606 for some lovely snappy snares and sizzling hihats. chiming arpeggios join the repeating chord riff creating another simple yet uplifting and playful mood which cant fail to get under your skin. closing the ep we have a wonky. shuffling house track which once again shows sam proving less is more. sampling his key elements into the mpc and jamming out the arrangement in a live and improvised way which brings a fresh. somewhat naive appeal to the production.
pépe is back on renascence for the 7th installment! futurepresent is directly aimed to the fuss that hyperspeed life creates. living in a world where information is so fast. if the record were a colour. it would be a confusingly deep green aquamarine. fresh and tonic like a gin! we re in space. but also inventing the wheel at the same time. as if we were living in a timeless state of mind.
a year after the heartbreaking loss of brother scott hardkiss. gavin and robbie hardkiss release 1991 which was described by magnetic magazine as a throwback to that heady time as well as a timely loop into the future. reunited in the bay area in 2010. gavin and robbie produced an album that stands tall in the often repetitive world of electronic dance music. named for the year the hardkiss collective was formed. 1991 references the sounds and sentiments of their early rave days while exploring new funk and pseudo pop directions.
the next offering on crosstown rebels comes from italian trio pastaboys. who gift us with a rhythmic and hypnotic three-parter. they invite the inimitable rebolledo to take on remix duties to complete this package. the ep is a trance-inducing affair. the trio lure us in with opener kolo kolo. its funky rhythm sets a precedent as its trance-inducing power builds layer upon layer into an intoxicating and hypnotic groove. abbassa is up next. heavy on the bass. with a sensuality that is palpable. the african vocal adds a tribal touch before the track tumbles into a crescendo of urgent synths. rebolledos version of abbassa is a more cosmic affair. staying true to his psychedelic inclinations and with an added a bass guitar groove. pastaboys have been releasing music since the dawn of the new millenium. they’ve showcased their tasteful and highly refined productions on imprints such as 83 west and defected. releases such as born again. body resonance. limit. hozho. deep musique prove that their music is timeless and that dance music is still a matter of groove and soul.
kdas hate me (featuring playwright and poet patrick cash) is the freshest sounding british house music record for years. first given to a select handful of djs. including jackmaster. seth troxler. jamie jones. tiga and pete tong (essential new tune on radio 1). hate me has dominated their sets since ims. originally slated as the first single on kdas new label the 35 records. hate me has been picked up by bmg and will be available as a collaborative label release from 8 december (impact mid-feb).
KEEP ON CLIMBIN (DEETRON & KIM ANN FOXMAN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK15.05.18
kim ann foxmans firehouse imprint storms into 2018 with an extra special re-release of the 1994 rave classic scott richmond and john selway aka psychedlic research lab. keep on climbin.the package features both original mixes alongside two outstanding remixes from deetron and kim ann foxman. mix 1 and mix 2 sound as glorious now as they did when they were released. mix 1. a bold. breakbeat construct. chopped vocal and emerging acid lines. mix 2 places four to the floor. it’s deeper with added percussion. soft chord stabs and an almighty breakdown to the drop. deetron makes his debut on firehouse with a tough. grinding version. underpinned by his signature. gnarling bassline sound. kim ann foxman incorporates acid lines to her revision. it builds intensely from start to finish. using angela johnsons iconic vocal loop to perfection.
ltd 2018 repress • 12 inch . vinyl only - full cover
• printed discosleeve drawing & typography by stefan marx
to shorten a night-time tale into it s evidence: fuck reality is finally here. the piano mix- still to be heard on undefinably diverse dancefloor around the globe and without a doubt our. the. true westbam classic. needed to be digged again by the kids and ravers- the time is now. along the hard-to-beat original. it s smallpeople. the true lovers. and the never-beaten gerd janson in control of both a new version and a version of the version. go dance!
foxy red recordings is proud to announce their first vinyl release consisting of four deep & funky house tunes by titlez! if you re up for the warmth. depth. and feel of the classic house sounds of chicago – look no further! titlez s new ep delivers the goods while going for a diverse. organic. and eclectic production approach. you can expect punchy drums combined with live(ly) percussion samples. jazzy piano chords. and spacey pads. among other studio trickery.
helo. slow down. mind the gap. careful. little steps. everything is fragile. small pieces. tiny elements. some do fit. making parts. add. add. add. layer. build. ninze & okaxy with their first appearance on laut & luise. having constructions in their lightest form. no heavy machinery. no rattling noises. fine and fragile. modest but bold. like silk flying through the air. completed by a percussive interpretation from old friend and companion chris schwarzwalder on the b side aswell as sweet cheeks canson on the digital side. good to have you here. good to have you back.
repress with standard sleeve ! you remember that kung fu kid movie. where he had to wash the motorcycles for years and then…whatever. constant dripping wears away the stone. dublin-manchester-nycs finest krystal klear (cold tonic. all city. tooth pick) has been honing his skills as a dress man for years and also made a name for himself as an expert in all things (electronic) boogie. the division is his dapper debut ep for running back. custom-made club studies shifting between sound factories. hot haciendas. heavenly lagoons and chrome-plated dance floors: fast. slow. hard and soft. a love letter to dance music written with pink ink. oh. and there is neutron dance on it as well…yes. the euphoric fun one. once again: dance!
MOMENTS IN LIFE (CHRISTOPHER RAU REMIX)(VINYL ONLY)
despite of his young age. saile from berlin found his trademark sound already. delivering 3 timeless house cuts for eternity- backed by with a bumping remix by one of smallville s mainstays- christopher rau. original drawings and typography by stefan marx. curated. hand-stamped and distributed with love as always by julius steinhoff.
after his stunning debut on fuck reality 03 and an excursion on full pupp. frantzvaag from oslo is back- delivering 4 shimmering house cuts to present his very own vision of norwegian dancefloor deepness. essential!
hello. i am qnete and these are my play-doh stories. some of them are already three years old and it feels like i ve become somewhat of a different person since then. still. i like to listen to them from time to time. thinking of how i was back then. reminding me of what helped shape me. what helped me become who i am now. sometimes. i also get the feeling that it is not me who wrote the stories. they seem to seem unknown to me. just like they seem to you. because you are not me. then i listen. and i know again.
release number 0001 on the newly hand stamped ste imprint delivers you 2 infectious tool like house and techno tracks that will no doubt keep you wanting more. expect to be heard on those 5am dancefloors from all of your usual suspects.
2018 has a lot in store for london spiritual jazz outfit emanative. with a full double lp and several remixes forthcoming. as well as some full live band appearances and dj gigs. “planet b” is the band’s first release of the year and it takes them in a slightly different direction. on a completely different vibration entirely. with an epic nine minute. almost post punk. afrobeat. disco and jazz inspired piece aimed at the leftfield dancefloor.
i am very honored to be able to present to you my life story in these 8 songs !!! this is my debut album and i am thankful for the gifts that god gives me to be able to express my thoughts and actions to you !!! i love you
georgian producer hamatsuki appeared on gasp last year with the uncertain loops cassette release. but makes his vinyl debut on this damn fine 12- for the recently minted sensu label. -remember- is a rich. undulating swirl of deep house laden with melancholic pads. while -rett- sports a sunnier tone for its own arsenal of soft. rounded synth tones. dj sports comes on board for a remix of -rett- that plays with said synths and creates springy. computer jazz melodic threads out of them. -inexplainable inner sadness- completes the set with another trip into warm. chicago-indebted house tones for the introspective dancer.
the winelambs is a new project on troubled kids from label founder jesus gonsev and dan piu. it s an assured trip into buttery smooth deep house for those who likes things sensual. starting off with the plush tones of -falling in your arms- featuring the soulful vox of shareen. -a genuine world- is another hazy gem of a track. setting adrift on a bed of harmonious chords and achingly understated bass. -poti poti- is a spicier affair that pushes the beat to the foreground and gets a little choppier with the chords. grant focus turns in a remix of -a genuine world- that strides confidently into rock solid deep house territory once more. extending the scope of this ep while maintaining the consistent vibe.
emotional rescue begins the first in a series of reissues looking at the music of guitarist carl weingarten and his multiphase records label. starting at his highly sought after collaborate album with walter whitney. dreaming in colors. with an early interest in photography and super 8 film leading to a degree in cinema production. weingarten s other. self-taught. love was the slide guitar. taking its blues roots and merging them with his visual arts background created a unique painting in sound style of playing.
sth. notional was a short-lived project that manifested in one album back in 1992. originally released on japanese label zero corporation. yawn yawn yawn focused primarily on various balearic-friendly mixes of the title track and some other scattered pieces. and now they ve received a much-needed spruce up from archeo recordings. the dream. another reality versions of yawn yawn yawn are laid back to the extreme. revolving around delicate instrumentation and occasional threads of speech and singing. there s a mellow beat behind the g-tar cannyon mix. and the thankful mix brings a weightier groove to the table. with the other tracks adding to this utterly smooth. early 90s shake. and spread across three discs. this is the holy grail reissue collectors have been waiting for.
javonntte detroit native producer is delivering here 4 tracks of house music for attias brothers label. the a side contains 2 versions of a killer soulful vocal track searching with his typical voice and repeating technique to get to a certain soul mantra in your head and certainly your legs! on the flipside you have 2 rough and funky instrumental house nuggets . 2 tunes to make people dance. 2 rolling house numbers in the tradition of dirty detroit underground dance tracks. i hope you ll enjoy as much as we do. its aimed to the dancefloor. stay tuned we will also soon release a collaboration between alex attias and javonntte
nat wendell launches the depth of my soul label with a confident slab of deepness that should draw plenty of heat on the peaks and troughs of the house music landscape. -the way- is a crisply produced pumper. revolving around a seductive little lead line and the haunting titular vocal hook - there s a whiff of tech in the make up of the track. but the groove is all house. -theoretics- follows down a similar path. keeping things moody and mechanical without disposing of the funk. and then it s down to -release your soul- to bring a little light into proceedings with some mellow keys and dubby flourishes.
red hot drum lead track backed by boiling point late night to early morning long haul truck driving or dancing music. shazam! vital sales points: drum track playing loudly the saws and sines have aligned! its how007 time. the release in front of your face is called the 417. it is three songs by daniel savio released on 12? vinyl strictly limited to 200 copies + an everlasting (well see how that works out) digital version of those same songs. this recording was conjured up on machinery people are known to touch and sell. mk1 menu diving desktop stuff. stuff that is ten years old. stuff that may be older. stuff that purrs. rocks. bounces and skates. machine prototypes on trade show floors will not be able to make songs like these. unless you would hand them to daniel which would lead to all sorts of inconsistencies in time. last year daniel savios race to the bottom and his plejjern från plejaderna album took swedish house music by storm. it is now with great delight that we hand you this 12?. acclaimed by well-informed djs. music centred around feelings for what is in front of our faces at the moment. how007. get in while you can.