neovinyl recordings is once again servin up that -good good- with -where the wild beats are,- the third release in their limited edition sub-series. for this round they ve tapped the chicago maestro garrett david as a contributor alongside label regulars black loops, carlo, and baldo
the arrival of fresh material from visions co-owner stephane attias is a nice welcome return . these two tracks from swiss based dj and producer are aimed to simply heat the dance floors . these two pure deep house tracks are full of musicality and rich deepness that will keep the dancers happy. on the a side « body fusion is a melodious number with deep drums , lush pads over deep synth and bass , rhodes chords, piano solo and organic percussions the b side is a soulful melodious and organic jazz house track with fender rhodes , sub bass and summer vibe to keep a smile on your face. a solid release not to be missed !
simbad teams up with south african vocalist brian temba, whose previous release together come join in dropped on hi:rise back in 2011. in it’s original form take my hand is a sublime, forward-looking deep and soulful house track based around a filtering symphonic string loop, low-slung groove and heart-felt vocal. simbad has created a very london-centric vibe but with a french touch and detroit sensibilities, drawing from house heroes such as parrish and bradock, joining the dots and creating a fresh masterpiece in the process. next up we have jimpster on the remix, picking up the bpm’s slightly and loading up on his trademark deep stabs, sub-bass and spacious fx adding just enough dance-floor bump whilst leaving the vocal placed firmly at the core. on the flip side we have two smbd zulu edits which replace the more spartan groove of the original with some driving afro percussion. the first version keeps the vocal intact, the second version goes balls deep into dub territory, closing out this amazing release with an instrumental pushing the strings and hypnotic groove front and centre
marc & oveous bring the classic bruk flavours to atjazz’s label with their new e.p. ‘on again’. the original harks back to the old co-op nights with a tough bass synth and oveous’ soul laden vocals, tied together behind a punchy, syncopated broken beat rhythm. dress to sweat, this one will make the bodies move. first up on the flip side the ‘4x4 dub’ switches the rhythm to a straight up 4x4 house beat, but that subby synth carries through the broken beat touch. the original mixes’ vocals are dropped in favour of one of oveous’ short spoken word monologues before he steps back to let the music do the magic. the ‘dubstramental’ gives you one final interpretation utilising the same dubbed out template as the b1, but reverting back to the original broken beat pattern to give you three different flavours to throw down with.
public release maintains its coast-switching lifestyle with what is perhaps its most ambitious project—and inarguably its longest - yet, earth boys’ debut full-length, the eboys lp, the logical conclusion to a chain of collaborations that began, a little over a year ago, with the release of their trail mix ep. the two-disc, twelve-track album represents a new high for the pair comprised of michael sherburn and julian c. duron both creatively and technically, ideas they’ve been stewing and simmering since their splash of a debut in 2015 are now presented fully baked here.
sound designers, producers, djs, promoters, and electronic music enthusiasts alike, funclab hail out of milan, italy. the group started in 2016 and their artistic practice ranges from video art to documentary films, sound and environmental installations, as well as photography, dj performances, radio shows curation and fashion soundtrack projects
limited series 07 lands after a few summer months off duty for banoffee pies records. more hot legs and feet for your record bag. five selected mixed bag cuts for morning and evening, aperitif or pudding. following suit from previous releases in the series with a new selection of sounds. a flurry of jazz keys, horns, drums and breaks. music for prancing, love and dancing. with love. bp x
following the late night swing of javonntte’s hm002, hardmatter uncovers another detroit talent for their third offering: malik alston. in his first vinyl release in several years, the rebirth ep explores a spiritual jazz soundscape with all of the verve of the city’s trusted sound. beside the soulful ballad of “love changes” featuring evan on guitar, the record’s lead song, “i am”, focuses on malik’s signature instrumentation and live improvisation. the track is a seven minute collaboration between craig huckaby, howard wazeerud-din ii and hardmatterís own zapata, who complement malik’s gospel-inspired vocals, the first time he has sung on a track in four years.
WHITE SEDAN (GLENN ASTRO & HODINI / WERK (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D17.09.18
the german jazz quintet fazer releases the 12inch white sedan with two remixes by glenn astro & hodini (apollo, ninja tune, tartelet, money sex etc.) and werkha (tru thoughts). the band appeared on the map in march with their self-released debut album mara.
this single is very special for visions recordings as we see a fresh collaboration between alex attias and luman child, two swiss artists reunited for the first time.alex proposed luman child a collaboration after listening to his music. then they met and talked about music , visions, influences, method of work and decided straight away to work together without knowing each other well and pushing them outside their comfort zone. they are both very happy with the resultjalex attias has been in the music for many years producing, remixing many great artists and djing all over the world. at the moment alex is about to release a compilation on bbe records ( lillygood party !) , plus a couple of remixes are on the way and he s also preparing other singles for his label visions .luman child produced in 2017 a killer first album with german label solid ground still available on a neo soul hip hop tip. he reached number 11 in the uk soul charts. as a musician and bass player luman child had a few collaborations with ferry ultra, gogo music and marc mac 4 hero.the project they present here is very organic soulful and musical. this single hold two killer tunes for the listener and the dancers.the a side is a 125 bpm disco jazz funk killer jam with live bass, fender rhodes and vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people keeping a smile on your face. its simply groovy and goes on and on for 10 minutes of pure disco pleasure.the b side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by mr ayers vibes and sounds . the rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the moog bassline is round and fat. accompanied both track by fender rhodes and dope keyboards sounds, this one will definitely find place in dj boxes for those who play and love soulful music with an open mind. groovy , warm and soulful at his best.
luca lozano and telephones collaborate on a new concept record for klasse wrecks, the concept is simple…1 record, 2 artists, 4 trax! turning in an original track each the two producers then remix each other resulting in a record that glistens with housey goodness, jazzy hats and snazzy stabs.
repress 2018 - rhythm section international proudly presents its 8th offering from local boys chaos in the cbd. born in new zealand, but based in peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from henry wu and bradley zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in london town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. having already released internationally on labels such as clekclekboom (paris), hot haus (london) and amadeus (montreal), the duos approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished ep, midnight in peckham. taking its title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of ron trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of burial. these 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in its truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . chaos in the cbd have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely london and infact, timeless.
maps is a project by a london-based lithuanian drummer and producer, marijus aleksa. this labour of love is the culmination of many hours spent touring and in-session with some of the greats of londons bubbling contemporary jazz scene, resulting in marijuss first solo project to date. the ep combines elements of jazz, afrobeat and electronic music through free-form jamming and remixing, with movement and the dance floor firmly in mind.
reworking a big tune is never a simple task, especially if after 7 years the tune in question is still one of the highlights in shows of one of the worlds most beloved live act performers, kink. that s only half of the story though, as the tune got a lot of love from so many dj s all over the globe. however, for the 17th burek release, we wanted to do something really special and what could be better than giving new life to a piece of music which literally gave life to our label. and we gathered some very interesting people for the job.
it is time to close a first chapter with the 4th release of the label inviting all founding artists to contribute a track to form an eclectic but surprisingly coherent e.p. this is the definition of jazz cabage’s liberated club music.
4th tilly jam with four deep disco / house slammer
folks, here is tilly jam number four, served by till von sein with a striking can’t stop, won’t stop attitude. as if the first three fourtrackers were just heating things up, he’s firing out another ensemble of four to bring serious exercise to the floor. “say say say”, the opening title track of this ep checks many trademarks its originator is known and praised for. an explicitly soulful affair, even flexing some g-funk muscles here and there. crackling vinyl noise in the background, warm and thick bass footing, a bassline doing the filterhouse-routine and a sample heavy arrangement that even gets a boost-up after half of its running time. then there is “shadrach”. go do some exegesis if interested where that name stems from. we can assure you, this jazz-infused build-up including nervous hi-hat patterns, a boldly bass groove, a frenzy drum-solo, inciting chants and a horn section scaling things up, stems directly from peaktime heaven. and on b1, “impala” is taking up the thread of this rather outgoing vibe, tvs is going for with this set of tunes. find an energetic beat providing the ground work for filtered adlibs that kinda nail what comes to mind when this track gets mixed in. “whoo-hoo-hoo” – that’s right. just add some subtle percussive lining and let a saxophone take over and you’ll have another trigger for floor-ecstasy at hand. cooling things off a little bit it’s “baden powell dr” as closing cut. tilly is winding up the melancholy-meter on this one, reversing elements and by adding pianochords and synth-pads, infusing an overall mood of wind-whistling summertime-sadness
jesse futerman and his ornate personality are most comfortable when collaborating and highlighting the best in people. waterzone is the sound of such experiences. the talent of stacey shopsowitz (bass), chris edmondson (saxophone) and beverly glenn-copeland (voice), are introduced in turn, as if by spotlight, on -vista-, while futerman takes back stage to lay out the foundation.
the music on this ep was conceived in china, between 1989 and 1993. the original tracks were mixed to dat in real time, in a small neighbour-proof studio inside my apartment in macau, a 19th floor with a view to the hurricanes. there’s a small, unexpected or improbable story behind each track, some little magic fused with the local atmosphere, certainly guaranteeing their lasting authenticity 25 years later.
after reaching 100k subscribers on youtube, the channel houseum cross over to the next step with the launch of their new label houseum records. their first release ‘the four j’s’ features four bumping house tropes from channel regulars bellaire, subjoi, gavinco and jesse bru. this release represents the achievement of the work done on the channel by releasing four tracks with four differing, infectious vibes.
last spotted tomfooling as tryck & ton with edvin edvinsson, and prior to that as tiedye on mike simonettis italians do it better imprint, subversive swede anton klint makes his debut on simonettis latest label 2mr with two more vitally trippy, heavily dub-informed originals. ‘mun chugs at a stately 107. rippling in places, squiggling in others, theres an unabashed fx weirdness bubbling and popping over the insistent shimmering dubwise groove. tweaking, freaking but running at such a smooth temper theres space between the chaos, anton is balancing some heavily hypnotic alchemy here. ‘strupe takes things even lower and slower. a dusty bluesy chugger, unhurried-yet-relentlessly building with a great sense of cosmic drama, listen and marvel as more elements are precision introduced throughout the seven minute trip. a masterclass in modern day honkytonk. remix-wise were thrusted into the later hours with a technoid twist from andre laos. maintaining antons originals trippy charm and measured pace but re-amping it with grittier foundation, teasing risers and an insurgent synth strike, its the perfect complement to one of 2mrs most singular releases to date. open wide.
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (017 RWRK) INEX EP004 (VINYL ONLY, HAND NUMBERED)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
inhale exhale records is back with the 4th strike of the germany based house label. this time with the 1st solo ep, and its limited to 400 pieces. please welcome jesse bru to the inex family. this record brings all the vibes that you need for good moods, deep sounds and well selected samples to pumpy house nuggets back to hip hop. jesse give us this instant classic. enjoy
ron trent returns with his gemini jazz entity on his music & power imprint with 2 deep spiritual tracks the tantra & hard & soft. the tantra is a preview of the upcoming album gemini jazz. hard & soft is a hint of the future album whatthefckdoyouknowaboutdeephouse
the second release is coming with 4 new-talented players: embezzlement society, daisuke kondo, lb aka labat and the game crew. following their various artist model, each producer delivers an organic crate based track, from blunted hip-hop to jackin’ house bangers with jazzy soulful grooves.
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers, juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean, vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
following hot on the heels of “digging beyond the crates”, the genre-agnostic double lp from swedish dj and local talk label boss mad mats, bbe are delighted to present this strictly limited 12” ep featuring three exclusive cuts, previously only available on digital and cd versions of the album.
usa s warren harris aka hanna joins the flumo crew with a 5 track signature ep. known for his own jazz influenced melodies and hard punching broken house rhythms, as well as, collaborations with other prolific artists such as theo parrish and involvement in rotating assembly and key of soul projects. for this e.p. hanna continues exploring the depth of his imagination, challenging his creative output by melding together these trademark sounds alongside ones yet to be discovered by the listener. hanna s well known broken house rhythm is preeminent, with dreamy and melodic keys enhancing the spiritualistic aspect whilst maintaining a catchy groove. all tracks explore the layering of sounds and find ways of keeping such exploration fresh and different from one track to another. 12 inch black vinyl in a plastic sleeve with a printed insert.
limited to 250 copies, next up in tartelet’s limited-edition series is renaissance man n.o.t.e. with “night frames” – a compilation of barrel-aged sounds for the warm nights ahead. n.o.t.e. is a new project by an already established artist who might be of swiss or italian origin, depending on who’s asking. a seasoned sailor of musical waters, he enjoys jazz piano, fine wine and silk linens. though none of that matters. the first release under his new name could be described as a mini concept album where different routes are explored, bringing n.o.t.e.’s musical diversity and capabilities to light. starting with “falsa laudis,” n.o.t.e. takes the listener back to the 80s with clear references to italian boogie and jazz-funk of that era. the track is warm, fat and sparkly, and best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. following this is the title track “night frames” – a bruk-jazz escapade not shy of elaborate rhodes solos and filthy funk. the b-side opener moves further south: “obaleyako” is fueled by tropical energy, mixing african percussions with soft piano chords. it’s weird, mysterious and red hot! last but not least, n.o.t.e takes on the finest deep house sound with “en route,” where endless layered melodies and percussion form the farewell. this is an ultra limited-edition release of 250 copies (strictly no repress!), written and produced by n.o.t.e. and mixed at panalama studios in copenhagen on the neve 5088 shelford console for good measure. enjoy!
kdj style house belters that have been getting major support from motor city drum ensemble, bradley zero and glenn astro to name a few.
organic in both sound and nature, ‘konkahs’ is a product of the producer’s extensive musical exploration up to this point and a creation of fineness. with just snippets of garvey’s delicious voice lacing the track, focus remaing on the slick instrumental layers of a dreamy bassline, ambient, jazzy keyboard melodies and vivid percussion. each one as divine as the next and all carried by a chilled 111 bpm tempo. cb describes the ‘be-side’ as the ‘bubble and squeak’ of the ep, using up any ‘left overs’ from the single. with 12 minutes of gorgeous simplicity and woozygrooves, it seems the ‘be-side’ is as integral to the identity of the ep as the a-side
balance records is happy to release -paul cut- while no stranger to the french scene paul is one of the up and coming dj/producers out of paris. this release finds it roots in jazz (chicago /paris?). a1 starts with some heavy beats, which later combined with the other elements can bring the madness to any dance floor. side , a2 brings another kind of madness which shakes you from inside like heated particles with its jazzy vibes. b2 heats you in a subtly way, when you expecting it the least with background sounds inspired from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves. b1 will draw anyone inner energy with its piano. it s a great track to lead to the end of the night or even closing. for the love birds and the loners on the dance floor. b2 heats you in a subtly way when you expecting it the least with background sounds borrowed from jazz. and once they suck you in you start to be driven by them, like being stuck in the waves.
here we go again! coming back with a juicy 4 track va from the french team that started their business back in 2016. alva, armless kid, mara lakour & ortella are part of this brand new adventure that you are about to discover. nothing but quality house music provided in this release, we hope you like it as much as we do!
ltd repress! 19 years old produce bellaire quickly gained the attention of house music fans with his track paris city jazz which totalize more than 600.000 views on youtube. the track gave its name to the first ep of bellaire, a beautiful mix of house and jazz lead by the saxophone of the young producer.
jazzanova are proud to announce their next full length, the pool, is due for release via their own sonar kollektiv. it is their most mature and musical album yet and welcomes a host of talented collaborators including jamie cullum, ben westbeech, pete josef, rachel sermanni, olivier st louis, paul randolph and many more.
they might not have put out an album in the last decade, but by no means have jazzanova been out of the picture
limited edition white coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
jazzanova are proud to announce their next full length, the pool, is due for release via their own sonar kollektiv. it is their most mature and musical album yet and welcomes a host of talented collaborators including jamie cullum, ben westbeech, pete josef, rachel sermanni, olivier st louis, paul randolph and many more.
they might not have put out an album in the last decade, but by no means have jazzanova been out of the picture. instead members alex barck, claas brieler, axel reinemer, jürgen von knoblauch and stefan leisering have been focussing on a diverse range of projects, as well as becoming parents. from running their jrs studio to a&ring a wealth of new talent for their jazzanova label via for producing others and, of course, continuing to play their unique live shows around the world, they are as immersed in music as ever.
we share with kaffe crème, a penchant for side roads, for mixing textures and visiting other territories. if house music is at the heart of our project and history, it is often just a medium to cross the path of genres and bringing into some of our other tastes like here jazz, broken beat or hip hop.after his remarkable debut ep in 2016 which was containing the staggering beauty kapo choc that still resonates every weekend in many clubs around the world, we are very happy to welcome, the lyon-based kaffe crème for our fourth release. you ll find there everything you loved about his debut ep, which means, a beautifully produced organic and dusty house music that make a leap into contemporary jazz (i <3 u) and dig into warm finely mpc-sliced syncopated beats. but you ll also find an astonishing broken beat song (umusa) that show all the former-percussionist s talent for making sophisticated and ambitious jazz-infused rhythm compositions.
new year, new release for burnin music. after 2 strong eps in 2017 (ponty mython bm001 and leonidas +kay suzuki bm002) burnin music first release of 2018 features the first ep of an up-and-coming british artist called michael iwatsu also featuring a remix by german producer, soulphiction. fracture (original mix) is a 10 mins long journey. a beautiful odyssey between beats and harmony, between intuitive dance floor and subtle emotions. the main piano brings a perfect balance to the stomping house kick & drum. and as the journey continues, the trip develops leading to more sonic ventures. exciting, touching, pure, fracture (original mix) is a very balanced track. on the flip side, house music master soulphiction accomplishes the task to bring the track into a dark basement. his remix is a condensed version of everything that makes the original track an emotional one and also add a detroit twist: it becomes a raw, moody and very intuitive sonic object. a tool for the dancefloor.
after last year’s acclaimed bb boogie album “standing on the wall”, darren benjamin aka daz-i-kue returns with this incredible slice of latin jazz futurism. between 2012 and 2016 daz travelled to puerto rico to record with an array of talented musicians, laying down the framework percussion, bass and horns to be worked on when he returned to his studio in atlanta. “crash boat party” is his collaboration with ex fania all stars percussionist hector “tempo” alomar and features atlanta-based trumpeter dashill smith, (who’s worked with roy ayers, janell monet, and miguel atwood-fergurson to name but three), and accomplished bassist mamaniji azanyah. already licensed to feature in bobbito’s forthcoming documentary “rockrubber 45s”, this is timeless latin-jazz fire. the single is backed with “esto es candela con ritmo nene”, also from those sessions, taking things firmly into bruk-jazz territory.
perfect motion are proud to present this 3 track e.p. from irish producer hubie davison, riding the wave of success since his breakthrough release ‘sanctified’ on midland’s regraded imprint which took the world by storm since its release in 2016, this next release packs all the heat sanctified did and more. with 3 feel good, hands in the air jazzy house and disco edits on this record ready to fill dancefloors all summer at festivals and beyond.
for their fourth release dreamers recordings welcomes the talented duo ex.society. after releasing on their own imprint, the rivabella ep is continued proof of the pair’s penchant for classic sounding, albeit forward-thinking, house music. full of warm, fuzzy vibes from the get-go, this is beautifully melodic fare that’s perfectly suited to those sunrise moments. smooth, jazzy and elegant.
it’s a mystic record with more than one vibe. beppe corazza is a multiple graduate master on sax and flute, he comes from the most important italian jazz circuit, and steve paradise is one of the first italian house music pioneers. they did 5 songs with different vibes - from funk to afro-house and also asian lounge.
the „here & now ep” is the second instalment of a three-ep-series coming up in 2018. christophe salin is taking us on his musical journey and paves the way for cooperation with future artists on his very own imprint „salin records” that he runs with his wife daria salin as a platform for electronic music and art.
no intro needed as „dreams sometimes come true” instantly takes us on the groove line. „astra perle” keeps the groove alive with some heavy jazz samples. you maybe remember sitting in your first car (christophe’s first car was named „purple pearl” and was an „opel astra “) and just cruising thru the city. imagine to be suddenly overwhelmed by a creative hole, „ohh no, not you “… turn over to „can you pay my bills” the journey continues with more jazzy vibes to end up with a downtempo lounge-dub-work which is indeed „different but sweet“.
ltd 2018 repress >> long awaited restocks of the third loosefingers from larry heard. fresh and remastered cut of what is house? which is one of the dopest acid tracks that has been released in recent years! on this 12 the great extended version. very stubborn and fierce track that has an endless cool groove that s just plain basic, but as most of larry heard s releases so powerful! on the flip side a long version of the deep and smooth dreaming of better days, that has that trademark jazzy sound of larry heard. essential house record!
george feely is probably one of the busiest and most diligent dj s in dublin — if not in ireland — with residencies, club shows and festival bookings coming thick and fast. we are very proud to announce the vinyl-release of his 4 track disco/ funkyhouse apache 909 ep, which previously only appeared digitally on re-play records. the magical ep includes 4 outstanding productions: apache 909 , shame on an interlude , halfway crooks and his keep it up funky mix of de la soul s 1991 track a roller skating jam named saturdays which has already cracked 80.000 klicks on social networks.
we offer you four peak-time bangers in a limited issue —so you better don t sleep on this one!
gifted culture collective kicks off with zinnigheddas jam berlin, first 12” of a series of three releases recorded exclusively during improvised jam sessions. gifted culture wants artists to breath and to represent in music the contemporaneity that surrounds us. gifted culture catches that very moment on tape. this is an itinerant music project, to highlight the context as influence on the artistic process. during the first session two thou, autre, xinner and demo gather together during a sunday night in kreuzberg with an electric bass and a bunch of synthesizers. there they start to tell us how they feel the “now”.
osynlig fetma is the production duo arvid wretman (aka your planet is next, sexazoid) and dennis vera. the two stockholmers have created a diverse ep of analogue lopsided dance music. freaky vocals take place over freewheeling jazzy jamming synths and drum machines. house music for dancers with two left feet. comes complete with a mix mup remix. download code included.
next up on apollo is a stunning double header lp between crate-digger, dj and producer glenn astro and cologne dj and producer hodini aka hulk hodn. boasting out electronic explorations and jazz patterns, turquoise tortoise‘ is a masterful, unique concotion that infuses future soul experiments into detroit influenced house, broken beat and even technoid up tempo percussions rounded up with classic boom bap sounds.
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.
with the introduction of eol soulfrito, upright love has become a sureshot jam, played by many worldwide. now comes soulfrito burnin, with inspirations from groups like war & atlanta is burnin this record is a true dancers record. it embodies the essence of a union dance, whether you play soulfrito chase or soulfrito burnin you are sure to get them sliding and twirling on the floor.
2018 has a lot in store for london spiritual jazz outfit emanative, with a full double lp and several remixes forthcoming, as well as some full live band appearances and dj gigs. “planet b” is the band’s first release of the year and it takes them in a slightly different direction, on a completely different vibration entirely, with an epic nine minute, almost post punk, afrobeat, disco and jazz inspired piece aimed at the leftfield dancefloor.
relentless apparel wax never misses a beat and is back at it with aplwax003, the 3rd chapter of the saga. the release is made up of 3 tracks, 3 distinct parts of the same engine, 3 proper dance floor bangers. the ep kicks off with a compelling broken-jazzy beat, with its groovy breakdown and reprises and its funky vocals its that one track youll need to shazam on the spot. the 2nd tune will have you right away when youll hear those tribal rhythmics and hypnotic vocals that drive it till the end while the 3rd is the typical one youd call a peak time track.
deepartsound, perpetual rhythms, osunlade s -yoruba-, and many others – -about u- is trinidadian deep s first release for croatian label burek.
born and raised on the island of trinidad and tobago, today a place this producer calls -home- is found on various locations scattered all over the globe and a variety of influences is what is immediately evident by rich sounds and textures engraved onto this piece of vinyl.
a side, -i want- is the most laid-back moment, in lack of a better term. warm-sounding tribal percussions supporting the interaction of deep chords and wonderfully lush synths running thought the whole track only to get enriched with a beautiful piano line in the 2nd half. if there is track fitting to represent the sunset, that transition from day to night moment – -i would- is the one.
b1 -ghost- is the track on the record with the most forward-momentum. deep tribal rhythms and lush synth lines are a sort-of a leitmotif on this record and are present here as well, with an occasional vocal snippet that only deepens the magic.
b2 -abourisha- makes good use of those leitmotifs in a similarly effective but overall quite different manner. broken rhythm gives it a slightly different energy, making it an ideal track for those 5 am moments when a track like this marks the night.
i wonder is the first vinyl release on sean mccabes excellent good vibrations music label. originally featured on nathan adams audio therapy lp (2013) on tribe records, i wonder demonstrates nathan s ability to write real heartfelt songs spectacularly delivered & oozing soul. the original, which saw early support from louie vega, dj spinna, mood ii swing, joey negro and kevin hedge, is now released as a single for the first time on sean mccabe s good vibrations music label. complete with brand new remixes from the one & only louie vega, and a killer late night dub from sean - this is the real deal
unlimited source’s ‘down in the cellar’ ep from 1982. up-front uk jazz-funk fusion via luton and neighbouring hertfordshire that cuts across genres and has stood the test of time to cut across generations 35-plus years later and become a dance-floor under-the-radar essential. features their previously unreleased cover of the skip scarborough penned ‘love ballad’ alongside the sought-after top-drawer jazz dancer ‘nicoca nicola’. plus some break-beats on that title cut.
das album coco ist nun endlich als doppel-vinyl erhältlich und setzt da fort, wo parov stelar’s bisherige erfolgsalben aufgehört haben. auf der anderen seite entwickelt er seinen sound aber konsequent weiter und fügt seinen bewährten jazzigen klängen spannende, neue stilelemente hinzu. die zwei vinyle des doppelalbums sind als unterteilung zwischen den eher tanzbareren und den zum hören gedachten tracks zu sehen. diese grenze verschwindet bei parov stelars aktuellen kompositionen allerdings zusehends und das album bildet so weniger ein zweigeteiltes werk als vielmehr einen homogenen fluss an nummern, die stetig an tanzfaktor gewinnen. der musiker selbst sieht das ganze als »buch für den musikalischen leser«, in dem es ganz klar eine klassische aufteilung in einleitung, mittelteil und schluss gibt. durch die schnelllebigkeit unserer zeit und das »reinhören« in alben geht die auseinandersetzung mit weniger plakativen songs verloren. »coco« ist von parov stelar hier als gegenposition gedacht.
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!!
what makes a house tune a unique house tune? secret crunch volume 5 focuses on the basics principles of making house: we are talking about an unique groove, we are talking about the original use of samples and we are talking about a soul thang. secret crunch volume 5 presents four cuts of fresh and undiluted house music. on side a felipe gordon from columbia opens with the cool jazz infused stepper -teusanquilo step-, while ashley stevenson contributes to crunch with his new project the last trip to gandahar. his track -planet music- captivates with earwig vocals and a catchy groove. on the b side vienna s finest jeremiah delivers an exciting acid experience building from the beginning to the end. newcomer gus nobel finishes the ep with -radical science- in style - and yes, it s a crunchy banger.
the first collaboration of kuniyuki and japanese legendary jazz pianist fumio itabashi, it’s originally released in 2009,recorded for kuniyuki’s third album “walking in the naked city”. kuniyuki and itabashi invited henrik schwarz as vocalist,maybe you remember henrik&kuniyuki’s house version. itabashi said river is one of the best song which i have produced.
finally available on vinyl!
vibe alert! times are ruff teams up with the italian ‘il garage’-crew to bring an atmospheric split ep for your body & soul.member of the il garage crew is nu-type who previous released on dvs1’s - mistress recordings
concrete welcomes his lastest resident sweely, his ecceclistism pushed concrete music to split the tracks on two seperate sublabels : 3pm for the house cuts and 7am for the more minimalistic/electro tracks : the first part of “les chroniques de monsieur montana” is made of 3 house music bangers, produced by our resident some time ago. raw house vibe, obssessing vocal, “take me to my house” is a strong dancefloor hitter. while “house is home”, with is beautiful piano chords improvized by sweely himself, is an irresistible soulful but modern deep house track.
but, hang on, “les chroniques de monsieur montana part ii” is coming too very soon!
as part of the ten-year anniversary dekmantel presents the final record in a ten-part-ep series. split into two parts due to its immensity, the final instalment is a re-issue of tony allens asiko (in a silent mix) originally released in 1999 and remixes by motor city drum ensemble and ricardo villalobos. the first part features a grandiose 29-minute ricardo villalobos version of the afrobeat masters cut. a true collaboration of giants.having been a regular at the festival for several years now, villalobos delivers a remix, one of his longest to date, that only he can produce. allowing the percussion to breathe into a monumental rhythm, villalobos warps the vocals, restructuring the bass and drums into a rolling dub-fusion of techno that is characteristic of his remixes to date, yet still breathtaking in its execution. afrobeat-minimalism, with dub-infused fire, and near psychedelic ambience that perfectly synchs the worlds of tony allen, and ricardo villalobos, two legends who’ve helped re-shape the face of music. highlighting the diversity of sounds that have come to represent the dutch label and festival series, the eps to date have encompassed a range of artists and genres, featuring label favourites, as well as whole bunch of debuting artists. the ep series kicked off in march 2018, and over the course of a year featured the likes of gigi masin, lena willikens, burnt friedman, donato dozzy, the egyptian lover, palms trax, and more.
underground detroit master gari romalis delivers something extraordinary for jd records with his new alias -detroit soul factory-. all dat jazz ep features 4 deep and bouncing jazzy house cuts with perfectly executed basslines, next level gari sound is here don t miss out!
stunning new album from chicago’s finest electronic futurist hieroglyphic being, aka jamal moss, newly released on soul jazz records. this is his third album for the label, following on from the acid documents (2015), and african with mainframes (w/ noleian reusse) k.m.t. (2016). limited edition of 1000 copies on double 12 inch vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
long time friend of the label, neue grafik, steps forth with his most fully realised offering to date. this record has been a long time coming, born out of a encounter in paris back in 2016. this meeting of minds led to a blossoming friendship between fred ( neue grafik) and bradley ( rs intl) which has taken them across 3 continents, countless dance-floors and finally crystallised onto this 12-. the record itself takes cues from the broken-beat sound of london while paying homage to the parisian house dance scene. largely sample based, but also employing much more live instrumentation than ever before, neue grafik s music is informed by movement and in turn offers so much for dancers to respond to.
the levels of deep that trinidadian deep can reach with his sound are almost unfathomable, and he s at it once again for deepartsounds. as if he needed any help getting down low, sarignia bonfa lends her steamy vocals to i need you- and the trademark trini sound gets into a whole new realm of sensuality. fusion pulls things out of the boudoir and into the sunlight, bringing some of that infectious, uplifting soul to the table that he made his name on. future funk places some synths at the front of the mix and sharpens the edges of the drumming, giving the brain one last blast before allstarr motomusic steps up for a remix of i need you that goes down very smooth indeed.
taking the reins for shdw004 is jeigo. having interned at phonica, rye wax and now worldwide fm, jeigo’s wide palette and deep crates are evident on this classy four track e.p which features a tasty remix from big miz on the flip.
echovolt is thrilled to finally bring you the work of the first greek producer on their growing reissue catalog offering two ultra-rare recordings that lived on the shelf for exactly two decades. the then 16-year old starcount recorded those two stripped-down cuts straight to dat tape in his bedroom studio in athens during the late 90s between cutting classes and sailing in the aegean sea. despite his young age both calma and jeraldine showcase top notch production skills with solid arrangements featuring the typical vocal samples of the period underlined by hypnotic melodies, jazzy chords and a densely populated pallet of drum hits. it is most likely that the above mentioned tracks might be the earliest detroit influenced productions ever made in greece around that time! suitable for night cruising and any kind of rides with friends and family!
brand new year, brand new imprint. coop presents is an all-new record label, founded by ig culture and alex phountzi, set to focus on the depth and wealth of talent that exists within the london bruk movement and beyond, a project which they consider to be a continuation in the same spirit of the legendary coop movement. last summer, the coop presents crew released an ep via first word records entitled selectors assemble . this was the first collective offering from a foundation comprised of uk dance music pioneers and nowadays bruk soldiers, navigating in & around the world of broken beat and beyond over the last two decades to the present day. reinvigorated by recent boiler room sessions, the crew proceeded with more parties, more radio shows, and gained access to an unlimited pool of all-new sounds. the squad were primed and ready to move forwards from the famed days of the plastic people dances, and further explore the evolution of their sound.
one of italy’s finest house music exports nicholas teams up with legendary vocalist nikki-o to create the blissful ‘sound of earth’ ep for shall not fade. nicholas serves up four of his signature house jams, this time with the ever impressive nikki-o - a vocalist who has previously​, ​,worked​, ​,with​, ​,moodymann,​, ​,amongst​, ​,others. housed​, ​,in​, ​,full​, ​,sleeve​, ​,artwork,​, ​,with​, ​,inner​, ​,disco​, ​,bag.
after a successful release with church recordings at the start of the year ben hauke returns to his label woop records for a five track ep , first takes. first takes ep combines the sounds of broken beat and house music with a strong nod to 90s hip hop throughout. ben is cementing his own sound and approach to music through his eclectic sampling of jazz records detailed drum sequencing and no nonsense attitude
fina records strides into 2018 with another fresh new house ep, this time from paso aka pascal pamme. over the last few years this french artist has released on the likes of d.ko records, increase, and the groove, and always showcases his knack for loose limbed, organic house grooves laden with jazzy keys and soul-infused synths. the four cuts he offers up here once again prove he is a producer with a truly authentic and musical style.
mood to move ep is a six-part musical retrospect into the work of veteran japanese house producer takecha, the little-known artist has been sporadically releasing analogue house on his own gwm imprint since the mid-90s, however trouble maker had only recently discovered his works and were dying to hear more. the music he sent was far too good to remain unheard, so we twisted the little-known maestro’s arm and managed to grab a selection of six unreleased and never before heard cuts for your audio pleasure. created between 1995-2000, these musical gems were left dormant on dat tapes in takechas basement - until now! with classic house being the flavour throughout, the high-quality production and deeply-resonant synth lines of each track leave an imprint that’s hard to forget. if this is your first time hearing takecha you certainly won’t be disappointed., released on 12 inch vinyl , shrinked wrapped