soul of hexs vicario musique is making a comeback in 2018. with cedillos most personal ep to date. the main track tetro is a futurist. simple but effective track dragging influences of the highest order on chicago. berlin and detroit. shadow aspect moves into a darker perspective combining analog and modular synthesis and clever drum breaks. on the bright side of the ep. sun compass a collaboration with his brother anttares is reminiscent of a paradise/balearic inspired track showing cedillo brothers versatile style. to finish the ep. the melancholic there are no words is a dedication to the memory of cedillos grandfather. tetro has been already being championed live on soul of hexs live boiler room session. and at tim sweeneys beats in space mix by zombies in miami.
release date / vÖ = 23.04.2018. raum musik 104 is a various artists compilation that features exclusive tracks from all the labels key artists. federico molinari. john dimas. franco cinelli. lee burton and phil evans have released on our label before. but we also have three new artists on board this time. jorge savoretti has released the last single on our label before the compilation plus the two newcomers enrico mantini from italy and andy kolwes from cologne. altogether it forms a nice package to celebrate 20 years of raum musik that shows as well the different sides of our label and we hope that you enjoy the tracks as much as we do.
in the making of her first studio barnhus record. veteran dj and world-travelling introvert bella boo divided time between bedroom studios in ladbroke grove and hornstull. where she would hook up a dusty old tanzbaer. press record and sing straight into the laptop microphone over fuzzy r&b harmonics and snappy analog drums. the result is a collection of fascinating and fascinatingly groovy tracks. shuffling about with grace and vigour in the secret place where warm club music and introspective audio diaries meet to mingle.
in late 2017. thomas gandey and danny mclewin - known from the popular disco-influenced electronic music collective psychemagik - emerged from their studio in bordeaux. france. claiming to have produced an extended musical arrangement. both entitled. and containing the sounds of. the shakuhachi. furthermore. they insisted. for the purposes of this production. and a further album of related arrangements to be released subsequently in conjunction with the successful german record label kompakt. they should be referred to henceforth as ghost vision. shortly thereafter. the audio recordings described by gandey and mclewin came into the possession of noted los angeles degenerate. dj and nymphomaniac citation needed dirty dave. who was quick to relay the hallucinatory qualities of the duo’s productions to fellow dj and trusted hallucinogenic expert paramida. of esteemed german musical imprint love on the rocks. paramida. recognising the innate quality of the sounds presented to her. decided that such recordings warranted immediate release through her audio distribution channel. and not without remixes. quite without thinking of the origins of the instrument which had given the recording its particular sonic distinguishment. and of course. its title. she enlisted the help of two musicians named alex - one from tokyo. and one from kyoto. both alex from tokyo - teaming up with his colleagues isao kumano & kenichi takagi as tokyo black star. known for their prior releases on popular german label innervisions - and his counterpart. alex from kyoto. better known as al kassian. rising tamagotchi on paramidas love on the rocks imprint. and his own label. planet sundae - turned in striking reinterpretations of gandey and mclewin’s composition.
FLAVOURISM EP (LTD. 180 G VINYL. FEAT. PEPE BRADOCK)
12" Vinyl. 180 g+mp3 D23.04.18
vinyl 12inch (180 g vinyl. limited full cover) 1st single of the long awaited new album high life featuring pepe bradock mix + pepes >urgent spookapella<. john barera & will martin boomerang dub. original mix
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!
rekids special record store release features two extraordinary dj koze re-edits of two recent radio slave tracks. from his recent feel the same album. seriously hot and a must for all radio slave and koze fans.
2018 is going to see the bond between khidja & malka tuti strengthen. with the romanian duo bringing forward their eclectic. cross-genre approach to electronic music in the shape of 2 full releases as well as several remixes tba. -plot- & -am i really here- are two dance-floor bangers. not hiding behind fashions and hype. the duo is pushing forward on both tracks. each with its own idea and story to tell. this one continues malka tuti’s 12” dance series perfectly. with both tracks being pressed on 45rpm and getting each its own side.
claque musique kicks off another piece of beauty. “america”. joe montana’s iconic house jam from 1996. is back out now. after more then a decade. remastered and remixed from chicago house pioneers virgo four and the museri.
after the uneventful resolution of a labour dispute at assistance hq. the resident pencil-pushers turn their tempo dial to a leisurely 105bpm. at long last serving up lukewarm plates of beam-03 to the more sluggish peak-time massive. in mambala . the now-obligatory bongo jostles with squelchy synths. whilst echoed claps and ominous bells should see even the most hesitant rabbit dragged down the hole. bebny experiments with low ph levels. metallic clutter. and some surprise horn cameos.
john daly is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of deep dub-house. the irish man s music has an unique and truly original trademark sound. with these two tracks he proves once again his exceptional quality and makes no secret about his influence. real chicago and detroit house in a fresh and timeless outfit with his special twist. already championed in sets by great djs such as laurent garnier and antal to name just a few.
chris schwarzwalder strikes again for denature records. this time with a 5 tracks ep: catjammer. the track of the same name as well as -slow down- produced with feathered sun lead singer jo.ke have this unique slow and melancholic groove. on the other side setup and the list will take you to darker and hypnotic places. the ep ends with leaves which sounds like an invitation to an endless ballad into the sunset.
shrouded in mystery. the hermetica are a series of egyptian-greek didactic texts. meant to help the willing student better understand the cosmos. divinity. and nature. on her debut lp for dfa records. german producer perel takes the listener into deep space and explains it all. over the course of nine tracks. she shares a striking amalgamation of house. new wave. and kraut motifs that crystallize to form a unique sound.
LO9VE EP (FULLCOVER EDITION / VINYL ONLY / 180G VINYL / COLORED)
12" Vinyl D19.04.18
fullcover edition - very limited reissue of some of the best swayzak tunes ever
- colored 180 gramm pressing
- unique prinited innersleeve
- written and produced by david brown and james taylor
.elliot.project. & open label boss frazer campbell marks his 40th birthday with a special double-vinyl release. in the course of the past two years. campbell s intriguing .elliot.project. label has already gained huge momentum in the electronic scene. following his recent collaboration on steve o sullivan s mosaic records. the label reaches it s sixth release with a double vinyl pack from campbell himself. he continues to paint beautiful musical illustrations. spanning global influences from detroit. icelandic electronica through to the initial aesthetic of uk dubstep. alongside campbell s originals. dred records label head john osborn. known for his peak time slick techno. provides a remix for raising snakes . illustrating both common ground and an alternative direction.
valby004 welcomes two new artists into the vr family!
the a side is 11 minutes of rolling house hypnosis delivered by mryn from france. a versatile track that suits both. the dance floor and the hazy view from a plane window.
the b is jeigo’s “pearl leaf”. an end-of-set emotional garage tune. tear-jerking pads. soaring and swelling synths. with a vocal line characterising heartbreak.
for clandestino s fifth offering berlin s italiano in residence jose manuel drops his unique strain of exotic club music once again exploring deep. ritualistic and tribal influences to great dramatic effect. human behaviour is a woozy nine minute opus. rich in atmospherics. chanting and ethnic flutes. clandestino s remix refines the track for the dance-floor. retaining the atmosphere and injecting a driving 303 line and jamming afro keys. upping the tempo on bangalore a great ethnic guitar hook drives along the groove while disorienting chants and tribal percussion flutter underneath. mushrooms project turn out an essential blissful sundown version by extending out the pads and adding gentle warm keys dj support: tim sweeney. tensnake. chris coco. phil mison. severino horse meat disco. bawrut. forriner. in flagranti. sean johnston. phil cooper. tronik youth. marvin & guy. jdh (fixed / good room nyc). andy (soft rocks). justin strauss. chris (soft rocks). danielle moore/crazy p. ooft!. ian blevins. alvaro cabana / rotten city. peaking lights. eddie c. reza athar
bosconi records has long been renowned as arguably italy s foremost exporter of house and techno music. 10 years in. they celebrate one decade in the game courtesy of bosconi stallions volume 2features some of the label s most prominent names. 5 years after the inaugural stallions release. vol.2 is a timely reminder of the talents of one of electronic music s most consistent labels.
lk is back with a mesmerising two part ep for shall not fade entitled ‘beautiful feelin’. snf mainstay lk serves up his finest work to date. with three intricate and moody jams for the first installment of his two part ep. housed in full sleeve artwork. with inner disco bag.
the past few years have seen berlins frag maddin release material on waze & odysseys w&o street tracks. rough recordings and egg londons what came first as well as offering up a remix on roog & dennis quins ep for madhouse where her returns to here for a full ep featuring remixes from fellow berlin based acts black loops and kevin over. taking the lead on the package is the zauberflö.te with its skippy hi-hats. hooky organ licks. hypnotic rhodes melodies and vocal cuts all further fuelled by a snaking sub-bass groove to create a slice of authentic house for one of the leading labels of the genre. black loops turns in a remix of the zauberflö.te next. stripping things back to a deeper. more refined feel with spiraling. filtered elements of the original wandering around swinging 909 drums to create a groove-drive counterpart to the original. focus opens the latter half of the package. the second original from frag maddin which employs chugging square wave bass tones and dynamically evolving drums alongside tension building strings and choppy stabs before keving over closes the package with his gritty take on focus. featuring crunchy drums. dusty chords and cleverly arranged string and key samples.
theus mago comes from mexico city. his light is a harness of levitation escalating beyond the galactic thin air. stars collid-ing. feeding off the dust of unknown ashes risen from the earth and sand in resolve. doog offers eerie and optimistic vocals to the disconcerting yet comfortably soothing waves of theus magos ella and smokey red lights. the french duo il est villaine journey ella to the obscure and swung out dimensions. while arthur johnson brings his guitar and synth-laden attitude from the shadows to the brightest dance floor on his mix. dreams can be so weird sometimes.
washington based better listen records drop their first va ep. housing four disco influenced dancefloor workouts bringing a slice of sunshine to our shores. folamour kicks things off with an uptempo disco stomper. complete with driving bass. infectious string hooks and energetic piano stabs. the a2 sees ethyene slows things down combining choice vocal snippets. shuffling rhythms and sleezy synthwork to create a sunset groove ready made for the summer. on the flip ari bald draws on all the elements from a classic disco anthem. with brass stabs. slap bass and an uplifting guitar riff driving things forward. before dorsi plantar closes things out with a blissful boogie simmerdown perfect for any sunrise set.
vinyl only. straight out of chicago with the pumping kick. elastic basslines and fierce hats unmistakeable from the windy city s legendary 90s house sound. new-generation dj/producer ed nine debuts on lisbon s based inner balance imprint.
2018 reissue / smooth and sensual disco cuts. rebellious lover of an ageless disco. l’impératrice returns from a long journey. with her rhythmic voice and soft. wave-like. inflections. she has come back to tell us the tale of a sonata. in a sensual and continuous glide. the sonate pacifique ep offers a smooth transition from the first tracks. candid and young. towards more cinematographic grounds.
geenas first release on his own imprint. three original club hits made of deep & goofy house gimmicks. if you haven t listened some four to the floor club tracks with accordion for a long time. this record is for you. too smooth christ. the rising french star. and raymonde. a guy from the gone tribe. give their own interpretation of sound patterns you heard throughout those tunes.
marc biancos first ep on moonrise hill material is going to surprise more than one person. after a quick appearance on the 6th release of the french imprint. marc bianco is now unveiling a totally different side of his project. purely jazzy & j dilla influenced. the tone of this record is given with organic flights on 3 chords basis. it will surely please bedroom listeners as well as club dancers.
let s continue with the third ep set s release. introducing another true and eclectic talent born and raised in bologna: francesco zaniboni aka dj rou. three master tracks. a2 side featuring jackie. with an deep house groovy and funky keyboard pinch rhytm characteristic of his sound. as always dj rou loves the sampling and free creativity. on the b side. moreover. you can find a remixing masterpiece by the florentine duo minimono. recorded and fully composed in live session.
an exclusive sju gorilla oven studio find from gu aka glenn underground & swaylo. swaylos silky soulful vocals and meaningful spoken word sonically intertwine with gus spacey music and powerful beats. this future classic has been in the works for over 13 years. purchase on sight!
legendary producer point g teams up with trauma for the modulation tropique ep on infuse. ‘push it coasts along on a sea of breakbeats and tight as a drum percussion whilst modulation tropique up the energy label with a brisk tech groove. ‘locoliente rounds the release off with a loving slice of hypnotic edged house. vinyl only!
on “5 star motel”. that younger gitkin (henceforth referred to simply as gitkin) has sought to expand the philosophy he encountered on that tape. the guitar is common thread. the raft to navigate a sun-dappled stream of ideas. it’s an embrace of cultures where folkloric stringed instruments still rule. or where they ve led to a more recent embrace of the electric guitar. he traces the loose. meandering paths which join them together.
elevate melodies are back with four toe-tapping. finger-snapping. dancefloor slaying heaters. all on wax. side 1 takes off with the griffes’ remix of jay airness’ “she staying”. all sumptuous keys. sun dappled strings and peak-time beats propelling the track ever forward. venice beach then takes on sly moore’s seismic “muoosic”. dropping the tempo and creating a super low-slung slab of electro funk. one for the 100bpm crew. on the b side. lord funk takes on “black les grues de nantes” from victorius. turning it into a jazzy workout with slap-bass. chopped up vocals and dusty vinyl crackles giving it a classy 90s feel. and rounding out the selection is new york dj and producer p-sol who applies his midtempo skills to “law and theory” from label boss jay airness. creating an atmospheric groove with some real funk and jazz flourishes. limited to 500 copies.
in october 2017 honey dijon was commissioned to take part in the smirnoff were open campaign. aiming to promote inclusive night time culture and celebrate nightlifes ability to transcend gender boundaries and prejudice. as well as appearing in the were open tv commercial. honey was asked to record her take on the initiative’s ethos for creating positive change. making dance music culture a more open-minded and socially inclusive space. what resulted was a rework of ‘queen of disco’ sylvester’s ‘stars’ featuring vocals by singer-songwriter sam sparro. who she collaborated with previously on her album the best of both worlds. now being released on limited edition blue vinyl via classic music company. with breathtaking artwork from assume vivid astro focus who also supplied cover artwork for the album. the entire proceeds from the release will be donated to lgbt foundation. created with parts recorded especially for the were open advert.stars (disco version). produced with the help of classic head luke solomon and studio partner lance desardi. pops sylvester’s spangled party-starter directly into 2018. previously made available as a free download to coincide with the launch of the campaign. the cosmic energy dub. underlining honey’s acidic but sweet production. is followed by two mixes by one of her favourite producers of the moment and fellow chicagoan. cratebug. his nova remix references the classic disco elements of the original. while the supernova remix - exclusive to vinyl - goes fully intergalactic with a glorious squelching extended mix. paying lip service to the legacy of a truly gender-redefining figure whose music is nothing but inclusive and empowering. honey dijon and classic prove the power of music to inspire positive change in the dance music communities with this stars release.
in-demand producer flashmob delivers a masterful two-piece assault on his hot creations debut. entitled the lone brazilian. the ep opens with the title track. fronting a funk-laden bassline and percussive. driving drums. tribalistic male and female chants break the track up. adding depth to the unfolding journey. next up. lower level supplies a deeper trip. a tight. assertive drum track counterparts a short. wandering bassline to form a settled. rolling feel. italian artist flashmob. real name alessandro magani. is a renowned producer and remixer. label owner and touring dj. since 2011 hes released on the worlds biggest labels. such as get physical. defected. kompakt. snatch! to name a few. and now delivers his bespoke sound for hot creations.
up next on trouble maker we have got some intergalactic riddims courtesy of newcomer cosmic weirdos - extra terrestrial. the aptly named >renegade< keeps things cool on the inside and rowdy on the outside....somewhere between electro & techno this is the track nasa have been trying to discover for the past decade. >satisfaction< takes us on a trip around jupiter and finds itself disco dancing with unidentified alien lifeforms. on the remix we have got someone who definitely knows a thing or two about inter-dimensional space travel - mr carl finlow aka random factor aka silicon scally - who serves up exactly the kind of quality you would expect from the captain of the starship enterprise. the truth is out there...
groove odyssey records are truly excited to release the debut album from our very own paris cesvette entitled celestial (my journey among stars). paris cesvette’s celestial (my journey among stars) is the audio memoirs of a producer and musician that from the very start has always been amongst great musical company. a creative soul. born into a home where music was the currency. her inquisitive nature and desire for knowledge had her studying her father’s record collection. embracing her mother’s passion for music and then. what happened after that. is what we hear today. her vision of combining the sounds she lived for. with the music inside of her is finally represented in one physical work. each song on celestial reflects a moment in paris’ journey and every artist sings each song with a greater purpose. on listening you will realise that every song was tailor-made for each star. paris believes that you get an artist at their best when you let them be the true artist they are. “my role as the producer and the visionary is that it’s my job to make their sound become our sound and among all of us we are like stars in a constellation. together we make one and that s what makes this celestial. my journey among stars complete.”
89:ghost is on fire at present. having thrown down killer releases from todd sines. logic system and tomoki tamura over the past year. tommy vicari jr is a great addition to the roster. bringing a freaky. wobbly and distinctly hi tech approach on all that matters that will have party people freaking out in a whole new way. things at night takes a completely different approach with its focus on delicately chopped up piano hooks. tlk 2 me wt yr bdy flips the script yet again with a roughneck. ardcore sound palette and some filtered house elements riding atop a booming low end. likely story finishes this varied ep off with a cheeky garage house strut that will have just as many fans as the other killer jams on this well rounded record.
this is a homage to childhood years spent in the scottish highlands. to mountain biking in fort william. to nights out in glasgow and edinburgh. to the scene and the people. to cha deoch-slaint. i gun a traghadh. its no health if the glass is not emptied. this is alex warrens little nod to scotland. disco halal is delighted to add another genius dancefloor master to the family. kiwi. pine marten opens the ep up. contemplative and majestic. like highlanders preparing for battle. following up. daubentens bat is a bonafide disco halal anthem with indigenous vocals and psychedelic woodwinds. to close the ep. kiwi reworks pine marten into a peak time. italo-infused roller. the highlanders drop their swords. head to panorama bar and jig with reckless abandon.
hot on the heels of their recent eps on roam. correspondant and futureboogie. zombies in miami maintain the disco heat with their debut on mike simonettis 2mr. three tracks and one remix deep. the entire release is a full trip to the senses. take it off leads by example: strident. uplifting and dynamically arranged so a whole new level of feels is unleashed when you least expect it. theres a real timeless energy and focus coded deep into every element. new odisea takes more of a cosmic approach with its slinking bassline and soaring. yearning chords that weave and wave above it. buckle up even the slightest variations and percussive additions are so well placed. they create an almighty rush every single time. finally ‘where is the voice of that man on acid’ attempts to ask the question we’ve all been asking for years. fittingly psychedelic. layered and circuitous. its springy riff persistently tickling under waves of evocative atmospheres and it comes complete with a sublime. sub-loaded rolling technoid trip-fest from honey soundsystems jackie house. the duo describe the ep as the result of hours of jamming. trying to imagine and recreate the loudest. most energetic and sweaty dancefloor tracks that we could play in mexico. europe and all over the world no matter the borders. we’d describe that as mission accomplished.
lim. to 300 vinyl only copies! marcel vogel & delfonic met in berlin around 12 years ago and started a weekly bar dj night together with tinko & noema at a gay bar in berlin mitte. since then and after some nice oj they are bff. oye is really proud to present you some stunning dancefloor edits from the lumberjacks in hell & intimate friends label boss himself. dancefloor friendly cuts in between funk / disco / afro and dub!
following from deetrons accomplished entry in to the dj-kicks mix series. !k7 are now serving up one of the original singles from it. produced by the swiss artist and featuring soul futurist steve spacek. it comes with the original and three vital versions. entitled chose me. the single is six tender minutes of musical electronic soul. warm and supple bass. twinkling keys and smeared chords form the atmosphere as spacek delivers a dreamy and heartfelt vocal up top. its a track to get the spine tingling. while the instrumental allows the celestial keys to ring out into a night sky as the main focal point. on the jupiter version. the drums are more loose and broken up. lending a spaced out vibe that will be perfect on outdoor terraces as the weather warms up. jumbled percussion tumbles next to the chords as the vocal soars. a jupiter instrumental closes out this cosmic and cultured house ep
cmd q continues with his 3rd ep for kann. delivering an all out. dance floor focused three tracker. ranging from one serious dub techno banger over a jittery house version to a distinctively subtle techno cut. it is great to watch and listen to him amplify.
nice price deal !!! this is the first remix that todd rundgren has ever done for another artist. this is at least what rundgren nerds/experts have told us. anyway. we are of course extremely proud to put this wonderful music on wax. todd rungren has been a big inspiration for lindstrom. so this is a dream come through. also lindstrom has made an extended disco version of quiet place to live exclusive for this 12 inch.
roots underground records presents the 4th ace release signed by marcello napoletano who’s back in the guise of anthony parasaula. the gifted mind of the italian producer has been digging through visceral. rough. genuine or physically concrete meanderings of the underground electronic culture while sublimating the sound by his peculiar treatments to drive it to a certain diverse sophistication.
paradise palms presents a brand new 7inch from rising producer tom blip. who heads up the globetrotting record label blip discs and has found his own productions in hot demand. showing up in sets from the likes of four tet. gerd jansen & pearson sound. rez / crazy arps is a bold 7inch of crunchy drum machine-driven boogie. tracked hot to tape and peppered with toms wormy sh101 riffs. rez / crazy arps is available on 7inch
by day he guides lasers into position using precision equipment. at night he crafts raw house music. welcome to the unusual world of reflection port assembly. we got to know one another through a few brief. slurred encounters in the smoking area during the fabled forza italo night or at the aptly named gary’s gang. pretty soon it was clear that he had impeccable taste. like that record that featured coil and ice t. one sunny friday afternoon in june. he tore himself away from guiding the lasers and we met up in the city centre. the light breeze did nothing to dissuade the office workers from gathering outside the pub for sneaky post-work pints. surrounded a sea of grey and blue business attire. we agreed to make ‘retribution’ the second release on first cut. featuring three cuts. it spans house. electro. boogie and even some detroit techno influences. but ’retribution’ is more than the sum of these parts. unlike his precision-based day job it’s rough and imperfect. flawed but warm. messy and charming - like a snapshot of every day life in dublin.
harrison bdp embarks on the twelfth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the deep and dark ‘fade back from reality’ ep. expedition twelve features four jams packed of ambient soundscapes. weight drum sequences and eerie vocals.
having recently relocated to the remote redwood forests of northern california in order to set up a satellite mixing studio for his old stomping ground. glasgows green door studio. sordid sound system returns to invisible inc with 4 cuts of psychedelic dungeon disco. the ep opens with his most blissed out track to date die ewige nacht. an eight and a half minute inverted sun ritual based around shimmering cascades of dubbed up electronic percussion and an overdriven tintinnabulated fm arp. hi-nrg meets 80s b-boy electro on crescent city with a careering off-road excursion into tripped out mutant carnival cavalcade territory. dia de muertos offbeat eerie percussion and driving low frequencies are met with spectral buzzing melodic refrains from the furthermost reaches of a decaying oaxacan cemetery. the acid drenched ambient lullaby you & me brings proceedings to a fittingly fucked up close. sordid sound syste’s last release on invisible inc. 2017s fear eats the soul. received plays and praise from the likes of manfredas. trevor jackson. sascha funke. optimos jd twitch and thomas von party.
new yorks marcos cabral steps up for his first full release on dimensions recordings. with the nature walk ep. following on from his epic prochainement masterpiece on dimensions 002. the ep provides a glimpse into the mind of a well-established and hugely respected artist. nature walk is a broad ep that demonstrates just why marcos records have been finding their way into a multitude of djs bags for the last fifteen years. from his work with jacques renault as runaway. and his coveted hamilton dance records output to his more recent deeper and darker leanings for leading labels such as clone. l.i.e.s. and mule musiq. marcos has quietly and studiously worked at developing an impressive catalogue which most folks who have brushed with house and techno will have heard. whether they know it or not. the ep provides a snapshot of some of the tastes and styles that marcos has experimented with over the years. the rolling. energetic and optimistic sounding. not quite house. not quite techno of wishful gives way to the brooding. dub techno of title track. nature walk. cape cod sees marcos in classic. house mode with a cut that could easily have dropped on nycs nu groove records. whereas rice a roni is a no nonsense nugget of twisted. grinding. acid. the ep rounds off with lets see how the light goes through it. a spacey hypnotic workout for the late hours and a fitting end to a stand out ep from the self proclaimed. hardest working man!
this is music that comes from playing records. dj fiskars have done it for 15 years. subconsciously gathering an assortment of ideas. vibes and moments on the job. it’s only now as he’s starting his career as a recording artist those ideas start to materialize in an accessible form on wax. it’s fair to suggest that the record has a day side and a night side. “filippa” is a somewhat balearic piece: on the shelf it lands somewhere between your omar s records and a mario kart disc. on the flip. “key largo’s” mellow yet banging house grooves drop especially well at the after hours party. the release also marks the dawn of fiskars’ new vinyl-first imprint leave the man in peace with his kit – be on the lookout for more releases in 2018.
dj koze might be one of the worlds best producers. but above all hes a dj. and it’s his dj ear that governs. just as in a great set. so with his releases: seeing aliens came out of nowhere. a big buzzing beast of a track. to announce that koze was back on the scene and prime everyone for the coming album. knock knock. but now that koze has your attention. it’s time to remind everyone what’s most important about club music. pull things back. take a turn to the left. and get deep into the groove. thus pick up: the second single from knock knock is 100% pure groove. doubly so in the extended 12inch version. in a sense its incredibly familiar it is essentially a filter disco record. very close to something you could imagine coming out of paris around the turn of the millennium. but of course. this is koze. nothing is normal or familiar in his world. and hes taken this most foundational of clubland staples into new territory
2x12 inch vinyl with download voucher in slipcase with 5mm spine. black innersleeves and sticker.
everything begins with changes. whether you re moving geographically or emotionally. aera’s album „the sound path” tells the story of this sentiment.
born in the high north of germany and now a berlin resident. ralf schmidt aka aera first appeared on the electronic music map when he established his own aleph music label back in 2010. with only a handful of releases. aera was able to lay out his very own musically topography on the cutting edges between house. psychedelia and breakbeats. this colourful mix culminated on his debut album „offseason traveller” in 2013. resonating the past forty years of electronic music. which brought him the attention of a wider audience as well as fellow djs and producers. so it was a logical consequence that his talent also attracted other labels and lead to widely praised releases on innervisions. maeve or john talabot’s hivern discs. with these. aera’s sound bloomed further into bubbly acid and trancey territorries and his fine reputation as a singular producer. travelling dj and remixer flourished. with „the sound path” aera continues his musical travels and permanent vacation is gladly hitchhiking on that ride. his second album is the most coherent and definitely most personal work to date. here. he has perfected his sound even further - adding nuances from the meadows of new age. kraut cliffs and high-flying kites of ambient. complete with the cinematic and nature-esque qualities of ralf’s music. it will draw you in deeply through a great variety of landscapes before your inner eye. however. you’ll never lose track. because this path is beautifully illuminated.
2018. repress . house of disco return with a pair of funk fuelled cuts from aroop roy with japan s brisa contributing a deep and percussive remix. based in london. aroop roy s take on electronic music involves blending elements of jazz. afro. latin and funk with disco and house. roy s releases have landed on freestyle. gamm and basic fingers. and most recently on the hugely successful kampana classics ep.
mm discos are back with a new chapter of their series -saturns-. after the successful -saturn 01- signed by the italian duo marvin & guy. helsinki s based producer stiletti-ana . well known after great works at -sex tags ufo-.-i m a cliché...- or -haista- . is the man who signs the second release of the series. focusing his sound into an insdustrial post-apocaliptic landscape. following the dark sounds of the series - mm saturns - . here you will get into a -lynchian trip-. an experimental-jam that for sure will make the delights of the obscure-asimetric sounds lovers. -modern obscure music s- capo pedro vian takes over the control on the b-side leaving his own personal style. that means epic. dark and danceable in equal parts.
cristalli liquidi returns to bordello a parigi with ecco i remix! alexander robotnick. black spuma and bottin himself on remix duties. on top the sought after 12″.. version of the evergreen volevi una hit.
2018 repress .. incredible sound signature release by the very talented andrew ashong- an up and coming musician from the uk. funky. soulful and romantic…with additional production from theo parrish. an essential release of 2012 no doubt!!
hypnotizing nostalgia that dictates the dance floor. with previous releases on rythm section. echovolt and les yeux orange. earth trax & newborn jr. are unapologetically consistent in building a legacy. the maze ep is the fourth collective delivery of the duo. sent off into the world by dopeness galore. while hypnotizing synths dictate the dance floor. it is hard to resist the balearic arrangements of new wave nostalgia. the record elevates through soothingly repetitive ambient dreamscapes. while minimalist entrancement pulls us right back into underground territory. the ep represents a side a. meant for club settings and a more ambient side b. once the vocals on a2 set the tone. we bear witness to what seems to be the true ethos of the maze ep: where theres a will. theres a way
belgiums favourite underground house dj red d celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his we play house recordings label with 6 vinyl samplers containing new tracks and some very wanted gems from the catalogue. artists featured are san soda. fabrice lig. fcl (featuring lady linn). kiani & his legion. krewcial. reggie dokes. raoul lambert & nacho marco. art of tones and many more. voices near the hypocentre
vyvyan wants to keep his real identity secret. which is something i can’t help but respect (i did the same for a couple of years). without the context of personality. the music really does do the talking. and in this instance it has a lot to say.
gqom oh! records presents “the originators”. a five track ep respresenting the past. the present and the future of gqom - the thunderous club sound from durban. south africa. the vinyl ep includes a download code with 4 additional tracks.
special 4x12 inch pack containing four classic releases:
- sutilmix019: anton neumark & agent smith - loud (sutilmix)
- urbana027: david penn - feel the rise (urbana)
- solar-022: joe t. vanelli - prelude (solar)
- drmx06: mtu - funky versus (dubplate breaks)
toby tobias has a lengthy history of disturbing the peace. this is his second offering for the esp institute. on side a. second stimulus stirs shimmering staccato chords. roaming pipes and detuned robotic sighs into quite the disorienting stew—the loose arrangement remaining fragmented over 9 minutes of touch-and-go 808 programming. picking up a pseudo bassline assembled from sub toms. introducing a gritty break loop and eventually blissing out into oblivion. with side bs synchro surfer. toby plays with the notion of suspense by gently teasing a muted kick and percussion rhythm under washes of white noise. bleeps and sirens that are tape-dubbed and which. over time. begin a dialogue with each other. as if the machines have declared mutiny on the garage. toby continues to stretch his limits with his output for the esp institute. possibly headed toward a full-fledged devolution of conventional dance music. these two songs may have you arrested for public nuisance.
virage records is back with another house oriented 4 tracker. welcoming artists new to the family : german duo das carma and french house producer nephase. a side is warm and deep with an outstanding piano sample (a1) and bubbly basslines (a2). while b side is energic and groovy with punchy drums (b1) and jacking rhythms (b2).
cosmonection returns with his 3rd ep 10 feet before the horizon. after the release of his maxis evasion in 2014 and altura in 2015. this new ep explores a more mature musical and sound approach of the parisian producer since his last maxi while remaining in his rhythmic and aerial vein.
louie vega joins forces with the martinez brothers and revered salsa singer hector lavoe this february for shut the door. the martinez brothers have rapidly become two of the most in demand djs and producer across the globe and here we see them make a welcome return to their cuttin headz imprint for one of their most accomplished projects to date. collaborating with the infamous house aficionado and one half of masters at work. louie vega whilst the vocal additions come courtesy of puerto ricos hector lavoe. one of the most revered salsa singers in the history of the genre. the tmblv main mix of shut the door opens. offering a refined house feel fuelled by smooth chord swells and organic percussion as hector lavoe’s vocal contributions ebb and flow through the rolling groove. a tmblv main instrumental follows. stripping away the vocal contributions to the heady groove alone. the martinez brothers up-tempo energy fuelled production then shines through on the tmblv beats mix offering their dynamic and intricate drum arrangement style whilst the processing the latin vocals from hector lavoe showcases louie vegas finessed additions to the composition. lastly a tmblv beats instrumental closes. again tipping the focus solely over to the swinging drums and snaking subs
richy ahmed has been steadily building his four thirty two label over the last 12 months. introducing talented artists such as jansons and senzala to the fold. the imprint is fast becoming a go to label for those who like their house music uncomplicated and hype free. ensuring the chicago and detroit house sound burns bright with new music indebted to the roots of the music. after recent releases on seth troxler’s play it say it label. and remixes for london grammar. richy brings the goods back to home on this latest four thirty two release. on cant stop us. chunky stabs incessantly jab at meaty drums. as a female vocal loop rides on an opening filter. the good vibes build to a classic house piano crescendo that marshall jefferson would certainly approve of. as the soaring strings and evolving drums raise the rapturous mood to dizzying heights. on the flip. the percussive disco drums of dials mavis are bolstered by a booming sub bassline whilst deft keys and deep rhodes chords deliver the infectious melody on this bumping jazz ride.
doubtingthomas returns to organic for his 3rd vinyl release !!! he has been part of the family since day one and never disappoints with that signature sound that is so proper to him ¡! kicking off with “puffed dandy” a stellar stripped back minimalist cut that should make some proper damage on the dance floor . on the flit side. “diapason” is slightly deeper and jazzier. but yet with that distinctive and infectious groove signed dt. “passing tone” is closing the ep nicely. classy atmospheric textures and depth . a real treat for the after hours !
milan is a parisian based producer. providing sweet house. dance and hip hop music. flirting with some jazzy and soul influences.to date. he released on labels like banoffee pies. beat x changers. quartet series and skylax records.setting obvious foundations into house. techno. disco. funk. hip-hop and soul. tell’s music incorporates many elements from his musical past. his journey began playing drums and piano in bands as a teenager. which manifests itself in the raw. live sound he strives for in his productions.
MORE I WANT U (INC. DJ PIERRE AND DJ VIBE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK10.04.18
chus + ceballos join new york label nervous records with an infectious single titled more i want u featuring remixes from house luminaries dj pierre and dj vibe. for many years now both nervous and chus + ceballos have been flying the flag for new yorks house music scene. however. aside from collaborating on their back on tracks mix cds nearly a decade ago. the two have never teamed up for a release. having pioneered the iberican sound. the spanish dj/producer duo have indisputably earned themselves legend status as they continue topping the charts whilst headlining the globes elite venues. not to mention the perpetual success of chus’ renowned label stereo productions. a long-time platform for illustrious producers. nervous records is now set to release the pairs forthcoming single with remixes from none other than acid house pioneer dj pierre and tribal house stalwart dj vibe. featuring chus + ceballos signature groove-laden percussion. more i want u is rhythmic with high-octane sounds and a catchy vocal element that comes courtesy of dirty love by sunshine jones on king street records. in his remix dj pierre uses murky synths to generate an ominous and twisted aesthetic before dj vibe drops thunderous kicks and trippy arpeggiated melodies to conclude the package
don’t sleep on this. as a record crammed to a brim with such insanely tight and varied material doesn’t hit the shops often. printed on a customary 180g elusive wax and limited to a measly 300 copies it won’t stay on the shelves for long and might just cause a riot! andrey burtaev is somewhat of a gleaming. speeding meteor that is about to hit our planet big and elusive records are proud to welcome him back for his second effort for the label. right from the start of the “move on dub” we are teleported to the heart of the deepest rainforest. the humid hallucinatory mist of the opening bars subversively flows into hooks laced with explosive jitters and locked-in. dubbed up tech-house beats. the jive comes in and reasserts the reggae roots so central to andrey’s music. the track is so dense with fresh ideas – it leaves you with that rare feeling of ‘not enough’.
strictly confidential: we write to you with alarming news about the extra-terrestrial specimen discovered in the forbidden forest in july 2017. this lifeform. code-name darling. escaped from the top-secret safe trip organisation holding facility late last night. all that was left inside the subject’s enclosure was a pressed polyvinyl disc containing two pieces of electronic music. the first. which we have titled when she hates me. sounds like a call to a distant mate or partner. composed at sunrise and shot through with blissful positivity. the other. now known as isle of red. combines surging drums with poignant and melancholic sounds that are clearly unearthly in origin.
with the new releases flaneur recordings brings out their fourth and final plate of the oliver marquardts (aka dj jauche) album -nachtboutique - dirty nights and boogie lights-. part 4 closes the series and the album with 3 classic deep house tracks.