label head steven rutter joins forces with john shima (fs005) on this bright ep with its direction turned towards the light. the heavenly ‘skywards’ leads the way upwards with tenderly treated spacious drum programming and light-as-air atmospherics while darker and deeper cavernous tones create the yin-yang balance of lightness and dark. ‘broken spell’ continues the uplifted vibe of a spell that when broken. blooms open with an intoxicating permeating sweetness like an exotic fragrance that lingers in one’s memory. ‘a new day’ leans slightly more towards a heavier driven track featuring a funky bassline with bright electronic notations as counterpoint while drifting. dreamy pads keep the overall mood airy and light. the off-kilter knob is turned way right on the bouncy final track ’disjointed route’. injecting dashes of wry quirk alongside a lightly moving groove.
limited repress! dont sleep on this! vinyl only! two of the most talked about tracks from the white isle of ibiza this summer. played by the martinez brothers. jamie jones. luciano. marco carola and many more!!!
2018 repress of this timeless classic .
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the desired by many and sought after ‘the time’ by vizar is getting a re-release. the hypnotic and sweeping track originally released in 2011 is still being featured in numerous dj sets to this day thus proving the ‘timelessness’ contrary to its title. besides these it appeared as one of the soundtracks in anatoly ivanov’s 2013 documentary ’kvadrat’ that is about the realities of techno djing exemplified by the life of andrey pushkarev. b-side is reserved for yet another worthy vizar masterpiece. ‘in between’.
look we re five records deep and yes. we arent sure which tune is on which side. but luckily. this release is as high concept as speed 2: cruise control. on one side you will find ad. which samples an inspiring speech given by the heroic angela davis at southbank in 2017. listen to her wisdom as you play this in your front room at 7am to people who suddenly can t quite look at their hands properly. the other side pas greets you with warnings of atomic explosions over a riotous jam between a yamaha cs-10 and a sturdy analogue 808 clone. if you have a pressing need for air raid sirens. this is for you. we hope you like this west friends release. there will be more.
an impressive debut ep on fledgling uk label uncertainty principle from berlin-based artist larry. sys 001 features four tracks of superbly produced microtonal electronica and techno. cerebral and banging in equal parts. opening track systems hyperthread ramps up the tension before growling into action. techno thumper systems obfuscate hits like a jack hammer. and systems online resets the mood before systems encoder sends us spiralling into the future. one to watch.
heisenberg presents the limited black series. featuring tracks from the romanian mastermind guy from downstairs. label-head saktu. moscows groove master lost.act and stan yaroslavsky the modular genius from tel-aviv. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
for those that knoe delves deeper into the archives once more to repackage a bundle of hard to find cuts on vinyl that have been staple supplies in ben s record bag over the years. the early to mid 2000s was a period of minimal techno overload. finding quality house music then was a challenge compared to today. rather than follow the herd. some european producers took influence from the original minimal pioneers and fused those approaches with house music themes in order to push a unique sound of the era. they turned minimal on its head and gave took it in a different direction. canson from switzerland released a handful of records between 2002 and 2005 that were a prime example of this aesthetic. stripped back beats with syncopated melodies - perfect cuts for those early sets or hazy morning sessions. the three tracks featured on this compilation were originally released on two solo eps for canson: itsudemo and holiday plug in. both of which have claimed squatter s rights in my record bag for almost 15 years. i don t think i ve played one early slot or house set without one of them. this record is quite a personal one for me as it s a representation of my deeper sound as a dj. now the original records are a little hard to find so im so glad to share my choice picks of cansons material on a my label.
brand new vinyl series on moira audio! >> artist series << to put the focus on the artist. we ll press classic releases. with 2-3 originals including a remixer. a good remixer. limited copies. no re-press. vinyl only!
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year. dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album. decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful. dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction. leonel castillo. & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
leeds based beat machine niko maxen returns for his second outing on shadow sanctuary. two indelible. groove led originals are on offer here. served up with remixes from man of the moment michael james and label boss dexter kane. having already stacked up releases on the likes of hoarder and fantastic friends. it s been a strong 2018 so far for the pathway traxx boss. 300 copies - vinyl only. get it while you can
pleasure zone proudly presents sakro! his success shows constantly up to the stars so maybe -voyager1- is the right title to discribe sakro s career. he released on some of the most important imprints of our time. pleasure zone is happy to announce also a follow up after summer called -voyager2-. stay tuned!
the daydream family is growing up. following a solid fourth various. this fifth release welcomes a new talented quartet from all over europe: casey spillman. worker union. noah skelton and stevn.aint.leavn.
the recipe is unchanged: spacey pads. galactic synths. warm rhythm and strong beats for a dreamy trip across house music. once again. all is gathered to make a perfect four tracker that grooves between deep. micro and techno.
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep. showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans. this ep is quirky. yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
full cover artwork. lovely the mole debut on meander. sun-infused. jacking and swinging house cuts with a very intuitive flow. in the past few years the canadian born. berlin based producer released a string of exceptional releases for labels like slices of life. perlon. musique risquee. wagon repair and his own maybe tomorrow. includes a remix from romanian genre-bending project amorf (vlad caia. mischa blanos and cristi cons). in 2017 amorf released their acclaimed debut album on understand. the label from cezar lazar
PEACE MONARCHY (AMORF REMIX)(180 G VINYL / LTD HAND MADE SCREEN PRINTED EDITION)
12" Vinyl D28.07.18
180gram vinyl. first 200 copies come with limited hand-made screen printed sleeves (silver-white color on brown recycled sleeves). all further copies with full cover artwork. lovely the mole debut on meander. sun-infused. jacking and swinging house cuts with a very intuitive flow. in the past few years the canadian born. berlin based producer released a string of exceptional releases for labels like slices of life. perlon. musique risquee. wagon repair and his own maybe tomorrow. includes a remix from romanian genre-bending project amorf (vlad caia. mischa blanos and cristi cons). in 2017 amorf released their acclaimed debut album on understand. the label from cezar lazar
with the debut release on his own label ben balance invites you on his journey through his musical treasury. new cuts. virtuous melodies and this special grooves. we just even know from his ho do ri co-work. providing constantly good vibes.
ELEMENTAL REMIXES EP 1 (INCL RICARDO VILLALOBOS / MASOMENOS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D27.07.18
!! 2018 repress !! after a seven years release break. mambotur take you on a quality journey of airiness. except for the stunning result. there is nothing magical about it. because berlin-based venezuelan argenis brito and chilean pier bucci take nonchalance seriously.
like frames of cinematic atmospheres floating between twisted sounds to create hypnotic landscapes. turning pages is a collection of the latest tracks of: ghita liviu. roger dee. livio pinna(feat. q-indie) and stefano razzo. back on vinyl after some years. trying to express what comes next.
this new signatune various artist ep is something special to have in anybody s record collection! it starts off with a cosmic and trippy tune by timo called pilar . followed by ravisher an excellent warm up tune by romanian loy. litmus comes back on the label with shoelace a bouncy minimal beat guaranteed to get tired feet up dancing. and hyacin closes the ep perfectly with hayzy
emergent russian producer legit trip is the next up on jack s house. serving up four slices of sleek. crisply produced tech house to work across a variety of scenarios. -answer- keeps things simple and effective. letting the bassline take the weight of the track and keeping the beat locked on course for maximum dancefloor efficiency. -organic- has a lighter. more rolling feel to it that nods to the outdoor. day time terrace crew. while -what- has a deeper bump that yearns for dimly lit basement vibes. -you got me- has an easy going house flavour to it that should slot nicely into the warm-up. but don t be fooled - there s plenty of weight in that low end to do the damage at any time of night.
tabla celebrates its fifth birthday with a very special vinyl release. the anniversary compilation features four dubby house and minimal techno jewels produced by alexkid. monsieur georget. sascha dive. as well as labelfounder micha klang and markus homm. vinyl only.
benjamin vigneron. also known as vronsky. was born in 1991 in aix-en-provence. france. as a teenager. drawn simultaneously to visual arts. cinema and music production. he made his first contact with techno by working for a local club as a graphic designer. during his 20s. while living between montreal. canada and marseille. france. it was revealed to benjamin he suffered from a heavy bipolar disorder. as a reaction. he started losing himself in free parties and increasingly dangerous habits. gradually learning to love himself despite his flaws. he kicked his risk-taking after he realized the love of music prevailed over anything else. equipped with a strong desire to share his vision despite not being able to perform as a dj. benjamin started a youtube channel and a collective named listening blue.
hailing from ibiza. beeyou makes its first outing as a label with a strong selection of up and coming talent. laidlaw is first on the scene with a crafty little minimal number that certainly sounds tailored to the up all night crew with its heady atmosphere. playful swing and micro samples. ben ulrich s -bedun- is equally seductive. playing a trade in stripped down electro that shuns obvious dancefloor moves in favour of pure hypnotism. kesh holds down the b side with two more maximal offerings that still align with the inventive. sleek aesthetics of the a side tracks. -enebodiom- is a feel good jam without ever resorting to cheesy melodies or vocal touches - it s a jazzed out variation on positivity in house music. -we love you michael- completes the record with a quintessential skittering. swinging house cut that keeps the freakiness in abundance and the drums as funky as possible.
vinyl box-set limited to 500 copies + includes the compilation on cd - cocoon recordings presents: r! includes a set of 6x12 inch exclusive fluorescent vinyl records which glow in the dark and create a * magical * effect while played in club.
for the fifth instalment on their label the vbx crew taps frontman ferro once more. his “i change. just like you ep” is a self proclaimed artistic statement from the man. whos rising star shows no signs of slowing down.
marko nastic s third edition of easy tiger brings together some of the finest artists of the genre. each true to their own style. v.i.c.a.r.i.. marc & nils and sakro take their interpretations of marko’s bold. housey. morning inspired tune. v.i.c.a.r.i. keeps it low. tuned to afterparties mood. while sakro and marc & nils orientate their remixes more to club. prime time grooves. encircling the ep to four completely different tunes. set for different moods and individual preferences.
first ep on the new label binarysound. hailing from hossegor. south-west of france. three original dancefloor oriented tracks by label head antoine sy and a remix by italian master alex picone. paying hommage to sunset and/or sunrise party vibes.
after a first release on yoyaku sublabel’s tartouffe. valeriaan is now launching his own imprint. balancing between groovy effective tool and smoky trippy sounds. drum procession shows valeriaan’s ambivalence… vinyl only
very limited repress! god said. let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters. and let it divide the waters from the waters. and god made the firmament. and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. and god called the firmament heaven. and there was evening and there was morning. a second day. this is the 2nd day of a 7 days journey.
the label’s latest offering comes from hamilton himself. who teams up with panick panick! label owner noha. offering a collaborative ep that is a fitting snapshot into the work of both individuals. the nohamilton ep gets underway with ‘lip service’. a rough-and-ready track with firm emphasis on a grinding. hypnotic loop that easily surpasses your average dj tool. highly finessed and progressing steadily. it’s the perfect example of how to do less with more. looking towards more sun-kissed planes. the duo deliver the ep s a2 track. a more heads- down cut that’s loaded with good-time grooves from the get go. sure to work a charm whenever it’s unleashed. ‘bored of life’ serves up an intriguing insight into both producers’ boundless studio output. romanian duo sit culminate matters with their ‘lip service’ rework. consisting of cristi cons and vlad caia. the pair have been excelling consistently. with both their resident advisor mix and latest release on the iconic sushitech label proving a potent reminder of this. taking the listener down the rabbit hole once more. they inject archie hamilton & noha s original with an eerie sheen. also adding an off-kilter baseline that’s hard not to get lost in. a suitably groove-led but unconventional interpretation. it closes off the ep with the sort of distinction we’ve come to expect from moscow.
limited 2018 repress !!
the timeless classic that is energy 52s >cafe del mar<. first released in 1993. has been rejuvenated and re-invented with 2 brand new remixes from germanys leading beat scientist ricardo villalobos. mysterious like a deserted bay at midnight. and blissful like the balmy white sands of ibizas hidden beaches. ricardos main mix snakes and meanders over 9 minutes of pure minimalist magic. filtering and reducing the originals main theme and bass pattern. a purely electronic interpretation is formed with ultra deep kick drums. and silky. woody textured percussion
the first long player on pressure traxx welomes dario reimann from darmstadt. known for his releases on sensual. la peña or offm he shows here in full length why he is one of the most interesting new school producers out there. delivering 8 diverse cuts that will stand the test of time. easily. step into -dario s castle-
with new track warschauerstrasse . claudio ricci has created an expansive seven minute workout of twisted synths and deep house drums. the first remix comes from long time techno heavyweight timo maas and the prolific and inventive basti grub. their singular remix speeds up the original and layers in fluttering toms and percussive sounds as well as broad. groaning synths and the distant sound of a bustling city at rush hour. sudam label boss and ibiza based artist kintar flips the track into something spacious and haunting. eerie keys and sweeping synths keep you on edge as the rubbery techno groove rolls on into the night. bulgarian based metodi hristov loves to experiment and has a distinctive techno style that gains support from the likes of richie hawtin. carl cox and adam beyer. in his hands the track becomes a peak time tech banger.
mysterious japanese newcomer neem unveils his debut vinyl on japanese imprint aura music. the title track delivers some mechanical beats topped with delicate layers of samples and electronics. on the flip “forge” meanwhile is more abstract and spooky as strange voice murmurs on industrial background. “mustard-colored jacket” is a “basic channel” rooted minimal piece features some dub samples on heavy bass.
following a standout appearance on dvs1’s mistress label with his “just pain” track. the man from minneapolis. doubt. returns to don’t be afraid for the first time since 2014’s “poor dog” ep. in the interim he has continued to record on disposable commodities under the doubt moniker. whilst also exploring experimental and ambient sound under the name time heals nothing.
for his most inclusive outing to date. doubt mines the outer limits of minimal house music whilst still maintaining the vibe of alienation and melancholy that characterises his work. the mood of “april” is euphoric and carefree but dig deeper and the fragile beauty also suggests an impending and ominous apocalypse. “what is happening” and “samusex” counterbalance the a-side’s brief suggestion of joy with a mood closer to doubt’s previous work. the title track meanwhile recalls the work of labels like ifach and trelik with a swinging. stripped down dub sound.