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.
eduardo always delivers quality music. but this is a very special record. we can say that -this is a showcase of electronic music-.
four tracks with four different styles of electronica: deep and marvelous keys in -wondrous punia-. a mastely detroit house lesson in -knockout sakshi-. the minimal techno monster in -great manojar-. and the psichodelic electronic cult song -georgeous shiama-.
another timeless record for your collection.
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!
the sixth release from the london-based sugarhouse imprint sees tekboys (label heads maurice jnr. jamie paul and seb miguel) bring forth a 4-tracker built for the floor. it’s already seen support from the likes of alex nut. bradley zero and bicep. amongst others. and looks primed to set alight basements and beach stages alike this summer. originating in 2015 with the much loved ‘magic mountain ep’ this low key. diy label has quietly been releasing hit after hit. alongside their much-coveted white label imprint ‘bouncin’. the guys from sugarhouse have picked up an impressive fanbase including bradley zero. alex nut. four tet. patrice scott. prosumer. kai alce and hunee to name just a few.
gerry read steps up for the sophomore release on finns 2 b real label. mass media - four booty-indebted house tracks. as freaky as they are straight-forward. the a side lurches into action with a huge buzzy bassline on mass media. followed by eerie pads. pops and whistles on big boobs. the b side provides some breathing room with dreama that girl’s spacey chops and sauntering bassline. before pinky reaches a bouncy filter-house climax to close the ep.
ursprünglich aus malaga in spanien stammend. ist carlo das neueste mitglied der suol familie und er bringt mit seiner tres ep ein paar dringend benötigte sommervibes in seine jetzige heimat berlin. bei carlos musik. die bereits bei größen wie moodyman und session victim anklang gefunden hat. dreht sich alles um dieses besondere gefühl. an einem sonnigen tag zu house zu tanzen – genau wie bei suols wöchentlichen hallo montag partys. bei denen über mehrere monate mit gefühlt endlosen dj sets unter freiem himmel unsere liebesgeschichte mit carlo begann. her mit dem sommer!
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.
bruno “patchworks” hovart is definitely one of the top producers of today’s groove music scene. after playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands. he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing today’s technologies with the raw spirits of house. electronic. disco. funk. soul. reggae & jazz music’s golden years since then. following the trail of success left by his various projects as patchworks. and under many aliases. he’s proved his musical ubiquity and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. for this new ep. he’s back under the edr records’ umbrella. following up to his acclaimed eps called give my love (edr019) and dedications (edr021). and meanwhile pursuing a comeback to his early love for house music. many house music diggers would indeed remember that before favorite recordings was launched in 2006. patchworks and pascal rioux produced many deep-house titles on the rotax disques imprint. besides since the late 90s. patchworks has also collaborated with labels such as q-tape. or still music. delivering many clubbing hits such as “million toes”. “sugar”. or “minautor” to name just a few. on this 4 tracks ep. he again delivers 4 dancefloor killers. ready to convince any listener from old-school “footstomping” aficionados. to detroit house heads. for the occasion he also invited his long time mate eric duperray aka mr day. who brings his soulful vibes to the mix.
‘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 a return to their own feel my bicep imprint in the wake of their lauded aus music anthem just and their remix of dyone on first choice records. having released a series of sought after 12inches on fmb the london based duo continue to prosper and make a solo return home with their dahlia ep teaming up with school friend. gym buddy and blog partner hammer aka rory hamilton.
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.
after a very noticed releases on labels such as roots for bloom or rutilance recordings. last offspring of britany terroir. mara lakour. duo of exiled producers in paris sign here a killer set of deep house music jewel. this ep is completed by a remix of a well-known artist in the deep techno scene. havantepe. pressed as usual with qualitative mastering. heavy bass lines and emotional synths.
known for releases on labels like overall music. innercircle and frole records. back to basics regular barnsley begins 2018 by returning to his vessel records imprint with big move ep . consisting of two low-slung originals. the release also includes remixes from bass culture founder d julz and cabinet records bosses cabdrivers. a compelling groove lays the foundation of time whilst quivering synths operate throughout. leading into d julz s remix that twists the original into a moody roller with tightly executed 808s at its core. forgiveness starts with clanking percussion as melodies add to the heightening atmosphere. while the cabdrivers remix takes the key elements of the original and plays with the harmonies to make them coarser.
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.
ltd coloured edition ... brawther proudly presents his first full length album. transient states. just over 10 years into releasing music. the lp sees the frenchman collaborating with an array of musicians and his first vocal song. with the appearance of detroit unsung hero javonntte and the listeners gradually transit via dub.techno. hip hop. ambiant and straight up jacking numbers. brudan in leeds sees a new collaboration with daniel paul (cab drivers). the album also marks the start of his imprint negentropy. a long awaited home for all his musical endeavors and fantasies. without any strict musical policy but one based on quality over quantity. it will manifest the latest adventures and experimentation of the french artist.
fragrant harbour once again dig out a cult gem from the seemingly endless vaults of 90s dance music. picking up on a rare and precious gem from a seminal laurent garnier mix and giving it the remaster and reissue it deserves. the artists responsible. broccoli brothers vs righteous men. hailed from germany and were trying to emulate mike dunn. -catch it (calm manoeuvre)- is a spaced out deep house track with all the gritty impact of a classic jam. while -catch it (jam)- gets decidedly rowdy with its hefty kick. jacked up swing and wonky bassline. on the b side -ruhrschnellweg (last exit stahlhausen mix)- brings a little detroit flavour into the mix with spectacular. uplifting results.
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.
having turned heads with shedbug and laroze already. flux expands its modest operations to include a new white sublabel that kicks off in fine style with d b. -subtleties- is a gorgeous minimal house jam shaped out by snaking rhythms and amorphous ambient tones - the consummate spirit animal for your dancefloor trip-out needs. -synergi- has a more typical shuffle. but it s no slouch in the head-melting psychedelic tone department. -splash- completes the package with a swerve into more explicitly broken beat territory. using a similar sound palette but placing the emphasis on tricky programming to create a divine slice of electronica for the more rhythmically adventurous heads out there.
YOU BETTER GIVE UP EP (FEAT KOSME REMIX) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl. 180 g UK22.05.18
flux003 lands spring 2018. 180gram limited edition vinyl (no digital) with cover artwork from laura zhang. straight out of coastal bordeaux. laroze is back on flux with another collection of floor-focussed cuts. joining him on remix duties this time is fellow frenchman kosme. who s been making waves with his residency at lyon s esteemed le sucre club alongside the likes of agoria and laurent garnier. following on from flux002. larozes style is typically packed with energy and verve. using the classic us house framework as a launch-pad to bring his sound to contemporary dance-floors across europe.
after launching last year with who. get your copy returns to the fray with a little help from italian powerhouse steve murphy. the producer gets plenty of action on labels like hot haus. chiwax. lobster theremin and more besides. so you know you re going to get a solid dose of tuff house business delivered with that gutsy roman attitude. -everything u know- channels an abundance of 90s vibes. from the nagging chord stab to the understated speech sample. while -infiltrator- takes a tribal direction without losing the old-skool flavour. both cuts are perfectly shaped for the dance. whether you want to hit a peak time note or take the crowd deep into the groove
the next release on brazil s ever-promising disco steamer gop tun comes from renato cohen. cohen has been an infrequent mainstay of brazilian dance music for a long time now. most recently appearing on kling klong. tronic and 100% pure. his releases may not come around every day. but he makes them count when they do. -dynadisco- is a spaced out slow burner with a looped up groove and simmering pads building towards a powerful. funk-fuelled bass drop. -party jam- takes a lighter approach. keeping the samples sprightly and even sprinkling a little acid magic into the tune. it gives whatever/whatever plenty to be working on their remix. which spreads across the b side in a fit of electro-disco finery.
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!
lisbon’s paraí.so is back. bringing us their first artist ep - and it couldn’t come from a realer luminary of the portuguese underground. dj senior vasquez. mostly known as photonz. has been doing the rounds for over a decade. continually championing the early sound of lisbon rave while helping craft some heavily innovative dancefloor ammunition.
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.
mount liberation unlimited strikes back! after releases on tim sweeneys beats in space label and everyones favourite oddball house institution studio barnhus. the swedish duo. consisting of tom lagerman and niklas janzon. land on planet permanent vacation. body language is the fifth release for mlu and you can feel that they have been places and come some ways. since their debut ep in 2014: this ode to dancing sees lagerman and janzon heading into more pop-y territories than before. the swedish version is a full on pop disco track with rich instrumentation and infectious vocals that underline mlu’s status as one of the best disco and house live acts around these days. while the mouth mix is the swedish interpretation of chicago house and gets even more physical with its drum-heavy beats and computerized vocals. for your karaoke party and to round up the package. we also included the instrumental of the swedish version. rocka din kropp!
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.
marseille-based producer grant returns to his self-released white label series with an ever more expansive ep of deep. rolling house. with a firm grasp for 80’s chicago and detroit house tased with 90’s deep house tropes. grant004 finds him on deepest ever form. with swirling luscious pads. snippet vocals and thudding percussion sinking us further down into the depths.
dj nozaki aka zzz aka dj cornbeef straight outta tokyo going in for the kill with some chicago style beat tracks think mdiii meets phuture or some old school rockin house cuts and you re on the right path. three tracks that will make the club-goers rise from their graves. limited one time pressing.
after last year’s “tribal trouble”. french duo nummer strike back on their own nummer music label with “deep obsessions”. a three track excursion through early breakbeat ambiences and hypnotic soundscapes
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.
over the course of four unforgettable eps released on throne of blood since 2013. hardway brother sean johnston has cultivated a broad international following for his singular brand of dancefloor fodder. best known as one half of legendary dj team a love from outer space alongside the one-and-only andrew weatherall. johnston’s roots in the dance music scene include a clutch of leftfield 90’s era bangers on labels like sabres of paradise and flashcomm. beyond his original output. johnston has also remixed the likes of man power. the asphodells. museum of love. split secs. clandestino and many more. the laser ep is peaktime hardway bros business. friedman feedback loop revision (a nod to tob boss james friedmans highly-valued opinions) is a masterclass in efficient simplicity. elevating a few basic loops into an exhilarating 8 minute monster. the laser rounds out the a side with a classic electro rhythm/bass/vocal sample combo could easily have landed in retro territory. instead. hardway bros easily flips a clutch of oldschool tricks into an utterly modern execution. the b-side finds tobs label manager max pask injecting friedman feedback loop revision with his love for all things analog and italo. with his impressive collection of synths brought to life by chinatown records brennan green. the song is transformed into an epic set closer thats already devasting dancefloors like berlins panorama bar. the ep closes with afro sirene. a midtempo groover with melodic arpeggios built for the discerning djs warm-up set.
IDEAL WORLD EP INCL. APPLEBLIM & ALLAND BYALLO RMXS
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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.
the next instalment in the my rules catalog sees label owner justin van der volgen take on japanese house legend yukihiro fukutomi aka foog s techy club jam flying . originally available as a digital-only release. it s twisted into two exclusive new versions. on the a-side edit. justin travels down the less walked path of splicing and shortens the track. which along with his subtle drum additions tastefully amplify and sharpen the feeling of tension and release. the b-side dub is a heavy bass and drum mix complete with flanged hissing hi-hats. alien claps and cavernous echoes.
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.
this ill little 10- release from ukokos got two reworks (not edits) that flips a classic steely dan track and a rare polish jazz-funk gem from krystyna pronko. watcha got twists steely dan into a fierce breakbeat nugget with a strong dance floor appeal while saison blends eu jazz-funk and funked up electronic layers that sparks memories of old school carl craig productions. just wait for the disco breakdown... bad ass!
ludovic llorca is back under the art of tones guise with his fourth single. where the one is. the title track with its bustling bassline. shuffling beats and clever fills accompanied with jazzy chords is a masterclass in the art of tones house sound. next up is double wheelin an instant pleaser for anyone enjoying a soulful and effortlessly groovy fusion of bluesy vocals mixed with classic us deep house. in other words impossible to dislike. last but not least ludovic give his spin. a reprise de fonk . on the title track to finish the ep in fine style.
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!
local talk are honoured to welcome trevor lawrence jr. with a cv that reads the who s who in the music scene today. lawrence s performance and recording credits include herbie hancock. stevie wonder and quincy jones to name a few. tiptoe is taken from trevor s debut solo record. relationships . released in 2017. on this 7- - the very first on local talk - we re re-releasing the original together with a remix by dj spinna. on the a side the brooklyn legend applies his magic touch to tiptoe . combining warm and soulful vibes with a house touch. a must-have for not only for the soulful house heads but also anyone that loves quality in music.
the 2000black collective return to bring their very own brand of boogie.funk & jazz. production from kaidi tatham. mr mensah & dego evolves into the driving theme sunday avuncular the dance vibes of bauxite.gypsum & limestone and the steady pacing mononymous persons . always forward thinking whilst tipping a hat to that past 2000black keeps on keeping on.