special edition clear pressing – limited hand numbered 500.
los angeles producer sweatson klank builds his productions as if they were films. developing a story from start to finish. stylistically. fine lines his debut full length for friends of friends. picks up where his 2017 then i was me’ ep left off. melding forward thinking hip hop and electronics as a back drop for a soulful and sultry journey through a tumultuous love affair. loss of self. and the dark empty spaces in our minds. the songs on fine lines sit in a space occupied by hip hop. future r&b and house. yet the record cleverly transcends any single genre. while much of the production is hard hitting. the album manages to walk a tightrope between heartache and swagger. a meticulous fine line that weaves itself like a thread throughout. sweatson klank enlists a number of features on the album including newcomers ana calvo. sarah saldivia. and annie bass as well as past collaborator. montreal producer ango.
chez damier plus cab drivers being summer anthem! chez and the cabbies teamed up in berlin to jam on >holiday ahead<. holiday time was made with the deepest love for house music. it will not only warm your heart but it will make your shoes burn. the dub is stripped down and full of the funkiness you expect from cab drivers.
difusion take to their first solo release on editorial in style. with four irresistible edits of summer goodness. afrocal kicks things off channelling a slice of south african disco on the a side. coupled with a cut of electrifying funk in the form of can i do it. flip it over and you re taken on a more soulful tip for i can feel it before the sunset groover askin you rounds off the e.p perfectly.
carlo is back for his second vinyl release on odb. this time with a 4 tracker called strawberry fields ep . on the a side . 2 slamming house cuts penetrating the senses with round textures and subtle vocals and a slightly dubby feel to it. on the flip side . carlo inject a bit of “jazzy funk” in the receipe for another two very well crafted tracks . but this time deeper and overflowing with emotions .
lyon beatsmith saint paul made an impressive full debut in 2017 with his introspection ep on moonrise hill material (which he co-runs with his boys folamour. ethyène and kaffe crème). after tasty contributions to v/as on the likes of apparel wax and fhuo. the frenchman is back with another solo record on dc s better listen records. the naturist behavior ep is a tastefully balanced. warm-weather oriented four tracker. the title track and the a2. a hawaiian trip. explore playful and jazzy territories. meanwhile. the flip hosts moodier ventures via the bittersweet boogie of tell me- and the ice cold late night jam. feels good.
k15 returns to wotnot after more killer releases on eglo & wild oats. a collaboration with henry wu. and remixes for nubya garcia. colm k (on tiffs joints) and wotnot s own william florelle. not to mention the beautiful record earlier this year under his culross close alias. we re all creative but somehow. being creative has become a class within itself. often defined and measured by the whims of popular culture and monetary gain. which leads us to devalue what we create if we are not successful by those metrics. we are all creative. we all use our experience. talent and feeling to shape and we should be glad we create anything. this ep holds onto this mantra tightly throughout. reflecting both the meditative and joyful effects of unimpeded creativity. the title track begins with k15s signature introspection. deep washes of jazz-inflected textures before exploding into a rapturous syncopated synth groove. b1 communion explores the spiritual angle with a devotional piano cadence over bouncing drum pattern. with interlocking bass and synth rhythms adding to the hypnotic mood. wrapping up the release is a warm. deep-soak hip hop instrumental titled you re alive (theres still time). a message to self but also a beacon of hope to those who have maybe not created as much as they would have liked. or have strayed from the path the intended to take.
london based producer & dj books comes through on omena with an ep that follows on from his acclaimed feel it in my bones & high praise edits vol.1 on xvi records. two releases which garnered widespread following from the likes of gilles peterson. the black madonna. sassy j. moodymann. ashley beedle. lefto and last but not least omena s very own tooli. on sour grapes. books is showcasing his deft touch and effortless way with samples and instruments. presenting an instant cause for dancefloor hypnosis to complete the package laurence guy puts his spin on the title track.
fresh from a debut on 100% silk. berlin artist westcoast goddess continues to set forth a vision of a psycho spiritual house music with this debut release on omena. springtime forever ep consists of 4 tracks dating from 1998 to the present. each representing a joyful season of the artist s heart. as always. ivo kiusalaas has provided the label art.
the folks at passport to paradise deliver more exotic sounds from the farthest reaches of earth and beyond. for your aural pleasure. your concierge today is cosmic disco maverick loud e. taking us from 123 to 456 to 789 in a masterclass of disco edit wizardry. step inside the elevator. the doors close. loud e welcomes you with 123 . flicking gears and switches while offering you a space mojito. it s a smooth ascension. suddenly. the elevator wobbles and the lights blink to the beat of 124bpm. still with us? we land on 456. and the doors creak open to reveal the orange surface of mars. space dust floats around a disco ball. strobe lights penetrate the atmosphere. by 789. you re seeing stars - literally. loud e takes us from nought to sixty in the blink of an eye. or perhaps the stamp of a passport. three cosmic cuts for the more enlightened of dancefloors. join the passport to paradise ride. but be careful - you might never come.
must we keep believing reality is something real. or is it time to embrace the tickling blood that keeps us intrigued and rising into eternal heights of surreal magnificence? we always were born confident. that you would be more than a splatter of dust on our mother earth. the collective returns with their 6th release. welcoming new music in the post-disco-punk-wave spectrum from parma italys csk. berlin newcomer dame bonnet. bogotas live duo the postmodernism forms and a giant collaboration between damon jee and alvaro cabana: holographic planes (spain/france).
for its seventh offering. sol power sound taps into the pulse of the french antilles for tambours de martinique. a blistering ep of original and remixed versions of rare. drum-centric dance floor workouts. licensed directly from the legendary martiniquan label hibiscus records. the ep features cuts by eugène mona and max ransay. two of martinique s most storied musicians. with reworks by spanish dj and producer kiko navarro and the sol power all-stars. this one will be in the record bags of discerning djs all summer long.
berlin-based american producer p.leone returns to spencer parker s work them records with arguably his biggest offering to date. featuring two standout cuts entitled the el dorado ep . upon being discovered by spencer parker. p.leone dropped his first two releases on work them records in 2016. since then he has continued to rise. launching e-missions alongside caiazzo last year before kickstarting 2018 with a four-track techno release on rekids. he now returns to parker s renowned imprint with arguably his biggest offering to date. with its looping vocals and robust drums. el dorado (bump yo ass off mix) is a monster of a track designed to throw dancefloors into absolute revelry. on the flip. dancing to get you back features crystalline synths. purring bass and a medley of breakbeat percussion. dj support: ben sims i like them amen cut. thx! laurent garnier - good house/brea
melancholic. wistful rhodes chords float beneath sarah williams white s trademark vocal harmonics before delving into a deeply moving bass led melody that gets right under the skin. something very special to get us excited about the new jonny drop lp. backed with an exceptional. bumping remix from the ever extraordinary julien dyne.
ditongo is telling tales through samples and loops in these two tracks. divided into two chapters each (spot the ghost-marker on the vinyl). he digs deep into samba for the first time with “berimbau”. giving the leading role to a hypnotic organ. while the second track “you know nothing” goes back to funk. dominated by a fat bassline.
selva discos kick off a new series of singles with a rare native brazilian chant adapted by marlui miranda backed with a dancefloor friendly joutro mundo mix the indigenous cause is an urgent one not only in terms of territory but also when it comes to the preservation of the vast native brazilian culture and brazilian singer-songwriter marlui miranda has been dedicating herself for almost four decades to keep their music alive (she s a doctorate on native brazilian music. so you know).
parliamnt vinyl only record label is back with the second release. an original track by reda dare surfing the groove and two amazing versions remix by diego krause and other pretty cool remix by italian underground duo verrina & ventura