before the explosion of the poney ep - including the hit la rock 01 - in 2001 on international deejay gigolo records, vitalic had a previous artistic life under the alias of dima. today, pascal arbez-nicolas is reactivating the dima on his own label, citizen records... also big for fans of *amphetamine* (drax ltd ii)
the latest release on microcastle welcomes brian cid back to the label for a brand new ep. the us artist last appeared on the canadian imprint a year ago with his well received belles du shaman ep. three diverse and uniquely organic productions along with a remix from eagles & butterflies saw the release reach 1 in beatport s electronica and progressive house charts, while placing #4 in their overall top 100. a subsequent release on manjumasi, along with a stunning ep on his endangered imprint saw brian s music played and supported by adriatique, tale of us, lee burridge, john digweed, henry saiz, guy j, hernan cattaneo and joris voorn. his theory of light project with holmar filipsson from thugfucker debuted with two remixes for cityfox while a solo ep is due on the label later this year. now making his much anticipated return to microcastle brian presents his three track artist showcase pluto, alongside a remix from marvin & guy.
it s been a while since rampa aimed for collective affection, providing -the touch-. his current -sunday- ep, counting as the keinemusik catalogue number km045, somehow continues this sort of sonic caress.
the artist duo “bondi“ is celebrated by a growing international fan community. jam sessions, different genres and a colourful life are the sources of inspiration for both musicians. “mercury“ is playfully melodical and convinces with profound synth chords. in “land of the blind“, the melodical elements and emphasized vocals, which mark the climax of the track, sound impressive. see you on the next festival stage!
mathame s highly-anticipated -nothing around us- arrives on afterlife recordings. the richly talented duo mathame featured on the second realm of consciousness compilation and have since been regulars in the sets of tale of us with some sought-after, unreleased tracks. this ep is a bold statement that crystallises the well-deserved excitement around mathame.
ow finally on vinyl: artbat are bringing their first full ep release to diynamic music. the three-tracker -planeta- starts off with the title track -planeta-, a rapid-fire techno odyssey that might as well be taken from a relentless pursuit in a futuristic action movie. this is followed by the gloomy bassline of -prometheus-. heavy on percussive elements, the track is divided in half by a cascading synth-break only to return with more layers of percussions, strings and the hypnotic bassline. closing off the ep is -sand in your shoes- featuring london based artist dino lenny, who has previously worked with madonna or wu-tang clan and produced remixes for underworld, missy elliot or timbaland. the collab track is a dreamy deep-house tune and a perfectly emotive way to finish the record.
hello leif mueller on shtum. pleased to meet you. especially with such a strong debut release. everything is starting with the no-nonsense-techno track teleshop which is designed for big room pleasures. on wo ist meine playstation 4? things get a little more psychedelic without losing the straightness you need to get lost in the dance tunnel. cairo is a lesson in keeping goose bumps alive with its up and down galloping synth stabs. to cool things down, the stuttgart based producer drops nightcleaner, a quietly starting ambient affair that evolves into a little acid monster.
sebastiens music feels like it was born in the heart of all day i dream. rocket to lees little cloud reminds us why its so much fun to dance with your hips. and while having fun that lead to equally silly track titles. satellite. elegant, classy house music with a nod to the past on a journey into the future (that, one day, will also be the past...what?) underwater. a grandiose trip to the moon and back. any the wiser? no, us neither. why not just press play and fall in love.
strongly limited to 500 copies
one of stephan and marc s biggest tunes ever, kerberos comes along with brand new remixes. diynamic s solomun teams up for the first time with johannes brecht and their debut convinces with driving beats, fresh sounds and a composition of synth lines which won t leave your brain anymore. on the flip side you can find two versions by andré hommen, who has been responsible for countless club weapons on labels like objektivity, poker flat and these eyes plus dublin s poster boy matador who recently delivered a master piece with his legendary remix of oxia s „domino“.
as connected arrives at its 3rd year of existence the team decided to make a selection of tunes through this time as a recap and as an opportunity to also turn some of the tunes into remixes.
, the remixes , including olaf stuut , tim engelhardt , stefano ritteri , reboot and moscoman will be released on vinyl alongside a brand new track from label heads stereo mc’s and the first appearance on vinyl of classic connected release ‘lust’ by tigerskin k.e.e.n.e and elli (david mayer remix). the label has been building steam over the last few years with increasing vigour and the remix release follows the label ethic with a diverse and underground feel to it plus some strong club action. included in the past releases is david mayer, re.you, nandu, florian busse,aaaron, floyd lavine, pongo amongst others...
afterlife recordings continues its focus on emerging talent with the first solo ep of aether, following his collaboration with mind against on -solaris- and a track on the realm of consciousness compilation. from the textured atmospherics, harmonies and innovative sound design, it’s clear aether has found his voice already. balanced between the powerful, emotive techno afterlife is known for and more introspective experimentation, the three tracks share a tonal richness and patient headspace, lending themselves to the dreamy hours on the dancefloor.
from the heart of macedonia comes herzel with his first ep for uncanny valley. the four tracks point him out as an expert for creating tracks on the blurred line between rave and darkness. if you are listening on a proper sound system, it is almost impossible not to be moved by the mighty drones of forms that almost feel like tectonic shifts. glide runs in similar veines and brings power to the dance floor with rolling bass synths and sublime pads. a little more straightforward is glowworms with sharp drums and an acidic synth theme only to finally merge into an elegiac climax. finally, two hits hard with slapping synths and a dubby bass line, a gripping yet somehow nasty track.
all day i dream returns for another summer sampler with seasonal tunes from the likes of jonas rathsman, sébastien léger, volen sentir, leo grünnbaum, yokoo, and more. wonderous pads, delicate percussion, and soft voicings cohesively blend the 9-track compilation into a spectacle of aural bliss, weaving between dancefloor friendly and the more sonically relaxing tracks under adid’s signature modus operandi...
reinier zonneveld s filth on acid label comes ready with a first ever album only 18 months after launching. in that time it has released music from big names like carl cox, gabriel ananda, bart skils, pig&dan, emmanuel top, coyu and many more, and this standout full length comes from mees salomé. it explores melodic and immersive techno, is entitled big thoughts like elephants and has 12 tracks that really journey into many different moods and grooves and the whole thing plays out with a real sense of musicianship that leaves an indelible mark.
after the recent success of the release of netherworld in 2017 and the sublime remixes which accompanied it, we re delighted and excited to deliver another round of remixes from the legendary cj bolland and fellow veteran solee.
dynamic dj and producer kölsch is set to release hal, his brand-new collaborative effort with canadian techno heavyweight tiga, on new label ipso. well known for his genre-defining cuts, danish producer kölsch has sold millions of records all over the world under his many different monikers, including seminal lp ‘1977’ and his widely acclaimed albums ‘1983’ & ‘1983’ & ‘1989’, with the latter including kölschs biggest track ‘grey’. a purveyor of deep and minimalist techno, tiga released his 3-track ‘stay cool’ ep earlier this year, with the game changing producer receiving a wealth of support from bbc radio 1 tastemaker pete tong on his last album, the 11-track ‘no fantasy required’ on counter records. made up of thunderous a-side ‘hal’ and a double b-side - containing the cosmic chord patterns of ‘first blood’ and the sinister build of grumbling ‘still so high’ - kölsch and tiga will also perform together b2b at offsonar this summer, with kölsch also scheduled to play a primetime headline set at belgian mega-festival, tomorrowland. “about a year ago i launched my label ipso”, said kölsch. “this summer ipso 002 is coming up, and it s a collab with none other than tiga. we spent a couple of great days in my copenhagen studio, and came up with 3 tracks i m really proud of. since the first release, i also started my ipso night in the legendary gewölbe club in cologne. i’ve had amazing nights there over the last 2 years and now it s time to expand.” having started his ipso residency in cologne, playing a mammoth 9 hour sets, kölsch has since expanded the brand to miami and watergate berlin, with further destinations in the pipeline. labelled as ‘the king of house” by annie mac, who added that kölsch, the ipso boss has garnered a reputation as one of dance music’s most talented producers, playing several ibiza dates over the summer, including ants, hï,,,,,, ibiza’s ‘in the dark’ and circoloco. follow kompakt
nun weilen wir mit unserem festival bereits das 6. jahr an einem der schönsten strände im osten der insel rügen, genauer gesagt in prora. das tag am meer ist ein familiäres festival bei dem jeder willkommen ist. bunt ist deshalb auch die erscheinende vinyl. in der vierten version kommen die musikalischen beiträge von tagträumer², stephan zovsky & dan cero sowie dominik häring und steve cole feat lara b. von deephouse über techhouse bis hin zu minimalen klängen erstreckt sich ein breites spektrum welches sich auch beim festival am meer wiederspiegeln wird.
berlin duo local suicide and mexican producer mijo join forces to deliver two stunning original works for the latest installment of roam recordings. edo kai tora is a uptempo main time jam with a nice vocal weaved through driving electronic stylings. ganz falsch has an electro boogie feel with cosmic synths and a fun vocal rhythmically tying it all together.
supporting the ep are two excellent remixes from renowned artists sascha funke and simple symmetry. sascha funke s elegantly dark version creeps in with a hypnotic and captivating energy while simple symmetry moves into party mode with pop sensible guitars and heavy wonkiness perfect for picking up the vibe at any party.
all four tracks are standouts on their own and together form an outstanding versatile ep and excellent addition to the roam recordings catalogue.
the wait is over as eric prydz returns under his pryda alias to offer up four tracks of classic pryda gold. rich in sonic goodness, weighty arps, hard-hitting kicks and swelling synths it s a stand out e.p. for the 39th offering from the pryda catalogue. as ever, there s an expert exhibition of musicianship and production on display in each of the tracks, a depth of character to the music that will sound monumental on any system they re played on. both dark and magical at the same time it s a real journey of a record and is sure to do damage whenever, and wherever, it s dropped. die cut, spot u.v generic pryda sleeve.
clear vinyl - for its second release of 2018, microcastle welcomes the mysterious cornucopia project back to the label for a new ep. the publicity shy artist first appeared in may of 2016 when the day you got older and stronger was released courtesy of gorje hewek & izhevski s shanti moscow radio. shortly thereafter came his microcastle debut with pursuit of the orange butterfly . a lo-fi, organic and deeply musical creation that the underground fell in love with. 2017 was met with just one release, letter for poly which launched lee burridge s new tale & tone imprint. sitting at #1 in beatport s overall top 100 the track was also aired on bbc radio 1 by kolsch and by year s end was considered one of 2017 s best deep house tracks. now returning to the comfortable home of microcastle, cornucopia presents his much anticipated forever gone ep
after a couple of carefully defined ep s and the „siamese anthology- series the label is proud to reveal another project they were working on lately. „siamese reworked- will feature pervious released tracks in new interpretations reworked by artists close to the label. and not only the music but also the original artworks will get a facelift here!
2017 saw the arrival of pin up club here at the bordello with a superb three tracker, friends of the vortex. now the dutch partnership are back. this time a quartet of tracks has been selected to produce the forever machine. the bold bars of friends of the vortex, the romantic rushes and soundtrack silhouettes are all present with new elements being introduced to further develop a truly unique style. breathy vocals and melancholy are countered by warm synthlines in the brooding -valis- before the lonesome -is there anybody out there?- blooms into a daringly bright work of disco dimensions. opening the flip is the title piece. smouldering, -the forever machine- burns with quivering chords that rise ever skyward on a column of tight rhythms as lyrics spiral ever upward. -a deepness in the sky- is a perfect illustration of pin up club s ability to transform burgeoning sombre sounds into tempered elation, rumbling strings and fragile percussion intermingling for a heady finale. welcome back to bordello a parigi guys, welcome back to pin up club.
wolves bay is a state of mind. an inspiration. a fantasy. frequencies & sound waves bringing us back to the core of our art form. music for the sake of it, without compromise, feeding the trance. the man & the machines speaking free & creating their own dimension. who, where & how all this was made is irrelevant. it is all about love & self-expression. going back to the basement. to the sweat. to the sound.
side by side, blond:ish, crudito sava and santiago franch accompany santiago garcia on exit strategy s new -serenata ep-. three varying tracks, swinging from sun-kissed yoruba vocals to hypnotic whirrs with layers of low-lying bass.
REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS PT. III (4X12 COLOURED GOLD VINYL)
coloured 4x12" Vinyl D04.07.18
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here, as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
what can be said about the girl whose greatest friend was the mist? it can be said she was never short of adventure, for each time the mist cleared, it had a new surprise. rabbits and rocking horses came out of hats the size of hills, armies of ants played in marching bands, deer danced, giraffes juggled, elephants tap-danced atop the moon, flowers bloomed in the sky, and stars shone on the ground, because, why cant down be up? with the mist there was always the kind of hocus pocus that twisted itself into a pocus hocus, a shenanigan or a hijinks so high it could not be jinxed, but it had to be jumped. by a fish flown by a boy from out of town. it was enough to make her giddy with happy.
l_cio is a brazilian artist who brings his own flute playing to his music. he has previously collaborated with the likes of portable on the huge hit ‘surrender’ and is a live act who has held residencies at plenty of key clubs in brazil. he’s also toured all over the world from egg london to robert johnson in frankfurt and released on labels like perlon, soul clap records and d.edge. his eight-track album is an emotive affair with deep house grooves embellished with his own spine tingling instrumentals and flute.
following his ep for amazing stories, otis makes good on his long time friendship with the partisan crew via four dazzling cuts of future-minded machine funk. from swinging techno to breakbeat and electro, all glued together by that 909 house vibe, the playful side of otis’ unique sound masks an understated swagger that will rock the floor wherever it’s played.
a wild electro / trash techno ep with full of heart and emotional feelings. its wild when it comes to the rhythm section, classic electro but also real punshing 4/4 beat. emotional when it comes to the melodies - so so sweet!!
renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love, renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us, to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
THE AGE OF LOVE (INCL. SOLOMUN / JAM & SPOON REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.06.18
2018 repress >> revered uk label, tastemaker and authority renaissance, the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic dj scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting hamburg based dj and super producer solomun to rework a timeless classic - one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years. the timeless classic jam & spoon watch out for stella mix is featured on the b side. a constant innovator, solomun, whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining european house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music, for a new generation. solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected dj’s over the last few months including tale of us, dubfire, maceo plex, sasha and pete tong whom made it last weeks coveted essential new tune. renaissance the remix collection . is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to renaissance for over two decades. true to form renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions. the series celebrates renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 , covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough, isolée, oliver deutschmann, ed davenport, aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
it shouldn’t come as a surprise that applescal is the next in line for a release on dgtl records, seeing as he has been part of the crew since day one, with multiple appearances at their shows to his name. the atomnation label-head crafts out three tracks all coming from one single studio jam, aptly naming them harmony one, harmony two and harmony three. the record is a special one for applescal himself as well, as it’s his first full ep in two years.
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv, magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions, he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha, d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample, twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks, escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights, which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly, never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
the edit service is back and for the first time in album format (2 x lp): -special delivery vol. 4 - a collection of dysfunctional edits by cv- contains 8 tracks spread over two records: long edits, reworks or even remixes made from obscure music by the enigmatic cv (it shouldn’t be too hard for people to figure out who is behind it).
magdalena s -elementum ep- is her first full ep on diynamic music. the 3-tracker marks the beginning of a busy summer season for her. the opening track -mountains of es cubells- pays tribute to ibiza s after party culture – which occurs in private houses that open when the clubs close, out in the warm air and sunlight, and a very intimate atmosphere. the protagonist s verdict -i think tonight i see ibiza like it was 25 years ago- sums it up perfectly. -nautilus- is a dreamy melodic house cut, ethereally swerving through a sea of hypnotic percussions and brassy synth elements.
closing off the record is -radialis-, a brooding and gloomily minimalistic techno tune.
lion has recently embarked on a solo venture, embracing his love of classic house, techno and spaced out cosmic disco.in its original form, ectsasy combines pacey disco looped beats, seductive vocals, dramatic sweeping pads and arpeggiated synths for a perfect cosmic pop experience.roman flu¨gel delivers a remix of epic proportions, stretching and dubbing out the original over the course of eight tantalising and telepathically charged minutes. a future barbarellas classic in the making for sure!otherworldy atmospherics are at play in i can t forget you , as lion packs in a driving bassline and roaming synths into this techno infused burner! the darker vibes and dubwise sirens are intoxicating and perfectly demonstrates lion s production chops and a producer to look out for!
es ist zehn jahre her seit der veröffentlichung von gui borattos bahnbrechendem debütalbum „chromophobia“. so wie der titel vermuten ließ, war das album mit seinen kontrastreichen minimalgrooves und den üppig gefärbten melodien ein schocker im besten sinne. ihr erinnert euch sicher noch an die hit-single „beautiful life“, eine dancefloor-hymne aus dieser zeit. nach vier alben und unzähligen eps und remixen ist das einmalige savoir-faire des brasilianischen produzenten, aus vielfältigen singles und features stimmige alben zu schaffen, auch auf seinem fünften studioalbum „pentagram“ zu hören. hier legt gui boratto ein zwölf-track-narrativ vor, das seine handschrift auf erquickende weise wiederbelebt. wiederbelebt wird auch die stimme von „beautiful life“ (die der frau gui borattos gehört) auf dem stück „overload“.
a new chapter begins for our best work records artist fa-bian dikof with his new 12 inch release “into you”. both of the tunes again clearly show-off his creative skills. his signature sound with its playfulness surely will get stuck in your ears. with his perfect mixture of electronic and organic sounds pressure on the dancefloor is guaranteed. peaktime - a1 & b1!
following some now cult releases on mutli culti, turbo recordings (with the much-acclaimed “mz”) and his recent lp “lotos land” on japanese imprint endless flight, our favourite east-berlin born child sascha funke is finally coming up with an ep on hippie dance’s sister label your and your hippie friends. “i guess more than one of you have noticed my obsession with sascha funke’s music over the past years since it is an essential part in my dj sets. after the pause he gave his solo work to put his attention into his amazing band project saschienne together with julienne dessagne (aka fantastic twins, also his partner in life), he came back with a really cool ep on kompakt records which i played over and over and left me wanting for more. being close friends gave me the luxury of having access to his material before other people and when i would visit the coolest couple in berlin, sascha would always play me his new tunes in the car while rolling through the city. every time i would ask for those tracks to play them and in the club, people that i would play with would often ask who was behind them, as it happened with tiga one night in cologne, and eventually led to sascha’s music being released on turbo recordings and multi culti the following months. now i finally got the chance and honour to release a sascha funke ep on our own humble label... acatenango. like every time, it all started with me visiting berlin, sascha playing his new material while cruising around on board of his german car, me getting in trance while listening to it, asking for it and playing it right away in my next sets. three super cool tracks, all very different from each other but somehow connected with the inimitable funke touch. powerful yet elegant, hypnotic yet fun, brutal yet sophisticated. sascha funke... he’s a hippie and he’s a friend.” rebolledo
sagmen third release featured greg pidcock and andre salmon who combine to deliver ‘you got it’ ep with four dark house cuts plus two digital only mixes. uk producer greg pidcock’s nomadic tendencies have fostered a strong connection with his music which has seen releases on esteemed labels like hot creations, get physical, culprit, saved, not to mention founding his montreal-based imprint flora. meanwhile, andre salmon’s extensive knowledge of music production has earnt him releases on the likes of repopulate mars, leftroom, hottrax, suara, before founding sagmen alongside aert prog. ‘you got it’ delivers a heavyweight kick and sharp percussive rhythms that lay the foundation for haunting arpeggios and an intoxicating vocal hook before ‘loco’ provides grooved drum patterns, a powerful bass melody and an array of intriguing synthesiser transitions, with epic vocals effects . “tfss’ offers up warped vocal samples and mesmerising motifs on top of a pulsating low-end whilst “esto es montanita’ hits hard with crunching drum sounds, enticing filter sweeps and hypnotic samples. two digital only ‘black mixes’ conclude the package, with the first reinterpretation of ‘loco’ setting an ominous tone until the alternative version of ‘tfss’ follows with a rumbling bass, crisp percussion and dubbed out vocal licks.
barker makes solo debut on ostgut ton with new experimental dancefloor ep sam barker has had a long ongoing relationship with berghain and ostgut ton, having released two lps and various eps as one half of barker & baumecker and hosting regular nights at the club since september 2008 as co-founder of the label leisure system.
unless you re too young to know or have been living under a rock for the past twenty years, there s little chance that you haven t come across marc romboy s music in one way or another. the systematic recordings boss has had many irons on the fire since establishing his first imprint, the now defunct le petit prince - gathering an untold number of releases on labels as diverse as ovum, innervisions, rebirth or 20:20 vision in his two decades of intense activity. tracing back to 1994, when he used to rummage through the crates of delirium - the primitive incarnation of kompakt (closed and revived under its new name in 1998), the friendship between romboy and the kompakt family has largely withstood the test of time. after losing touch for a few years, romboy and michael mayer would resume contact during a festival in the south of france - a reunion that eventually led to systematic joining kompakt s distribution catalogue a couple months later.
the debut release on mule musiq by italian dj&producer toto chiavetta. i have keep on checking his releases since his release “become one” on osunlade’s yoruba records, it’s still my fav track to play. toto has been releasing eclectic house music from mighty innervisions and yoruba records in the last few years. magnus ep start from floor killer tropical tech house track “higher than a bird”,it will be instant summer anthem. on b side,“magnus”&”first day without her” is more dark techno for big room but we still can hear some musical elements.
attention: cover is slightly damaged! for this release we present patrick chardronnet s masterfully crafted cover version of jean-michel jarre s unforgettable classic oxygene part ii that dares dive into the beautifully ethereal moments we find ourselves in when lost in sound. it s techno that spans genres and defies age and era. with lush dreamy sonics, warm rolling drums and a plot that unfolds into an impassioned story, patrick chardronnet turned a timeless piece of music into an instant techno classic. and to commemorate this one we are releasing it as a special coloured vinyl with exclusive artwork making it a must have for every dj and music lover.
fullcover version! bold - the new born techno and techhouse label from berlin - is proud to present the first record from minigram, mastered by martin eyerer (riverside studios berlin). in 2016 minigram started to launch his own productions which allowed him to show his varied repertoire of music which also includes remixes of known and not yet known artists. over the past 20 years minigram has already carved out a career in electronic music as a dj. to create this sophisticated and immersive record that easily flows between techno and house, minigram is constantly playing with the expectation of the audience on the dancefloor.
(180 gr vinyl, pearl-stripe label artwork!) the eps lead track dalmatina kicks things off, taking the listener on a 9-minute melodic trance-esque journey that boasts a sublime evolving arrangement encompassing, a solid four-to-the-floor rhythm, intriguing percussive elements and a distinctive arpeggiated synth melody that takes centre stage.
bold - the new born techno and techhouse label from berlin - is proud to present the first record from minigram, mastered by martin eyerer (riverside studios berlin). in 2016 minigram started to launch his own productions which allowed him to show his varied repertoire of music which also includes remixes of known and not yet known artists. over the past 20 years minigram has already carved out a career in electronic music as a dj. to create this sophisticated and immersive record that easily flows between techno and house, minigram is constantly playing with the expectation of the audience on the dancefloor.
milan based collective just this are proud to present the ‘absolute infinity ep’, a joint release from netherlands-based producers sinfol and octual. featured in this package are two remixes from gerd janson prescribing a heavy dose of acid. title track is a stripped back groove with a looping synth lead that wanders through ricocheting drums. for his first remix gerd muffles the framework of the original, making room for a floating melody and warm lead, whilst the ‘acid only’ version takes the components of the original and throws them into a bath full of acid. closing off the ep is ‘wire’, a moody dancefloor cut for the after-hours.
for this release we present patrick chardronnet s masterfully crafted cover version of jean-michel jarre s unforgettable classic oxygene part ii that dares dive into the beautifully ethereal moments we find ourselves in when lost in sound. it s techno that spans genres and defies age and era. with lush dreamy sonics, warm rolling drums and a plot that unfolds into an impassioned story, patrick chardronnet turned a timeless piece of music into an instant techno classic. and to commemorate this one we are releasing it as a special coloured vinyl with exclusive artwork making it a must have for every dj and music lover.
modern obscure music welcomes the sun god for the anticipatory organization. this is a fantastically powerful three track ep to move the body and the mind. it is the work of a distinctive producer who focuses on powerful rhythms and ear catching melodies.
for the sun god, music has a healing power and the club has the ability to bring people together. he is respectful to the history of electronic music and where it comes from, but still pushes forward with his spiritually rooted yet technologically aware sound.
the sun god is jamal moss aka the hieroglyphic being. therefore, this is actually his return to the label. he remixed pedro vian s dancing hindus as the hieroglyphic being, which was released on mom001.
best works records is back with a new offering from spanish artist luis junior. the two new tracks -ipsum- & “2db2” come with remixes by the production duo andre lodemann & fabian dikof aswell as one from italian shooting stars stereocalypse.
luis junior’s track -ipsum- continues to play with a slight spa-nish flair reminiscent of his previous output with us. “2db2” offers some more floor-ruffness and technoid play.
as remixers we are really happy to have stereocalypse on board, some might know their amazing work for whomadewho. for the second remix label-head andre lodemann joins best works records artist fabian dikof for their second remix collab after the success of their compuphonic remix.
patrice bäumel returns to afterlife with two instantly-recognizable, cosmic excursions arranged for big room impact. building on the far-and-wide success of glutes last year, bäumel delivers another singular take on the afterlife sound.
the fourth instalment on dgtl records is an ep by satori, who delivers a record with three tracks that all bear his signature sound. this will be the first ep he releases after maktub, his well-received album on crosstown rebels. compared to the album, the ep is more dance floor orientated and thus right in time for the summer festival season.
hey, rex the dog ist zurück und seine laser sind stärker als je zuvor!
,,,,,schmeiss deine hände in die luft und sieh deine finger einzeln zu boden fallen. nein, es wird nicht wehtun. soviel schaden -crasher- auch anrichtet - er ist schmerz und heilung zugleich. sowas wie analgetischer trance? du hast das t-wort gesagt! ich hab auch das a-wort gesagt. na gut, kann ich auf deiner couch pennen?
multinotes is a record label created by lehar, musumeci and olderic and it is open to anyone ready to expose their very own musical point of view. this is not a -family-, this is a private club for modern, open minded people ready to challange themselves and the rules of unknown. multinotes first release it comes from the italian close friend and long time producer enzo elia which delivered an intense three tracker ep written together with his mate gianluca tavaroli (imgl).
*** back in stock *** involve records continues delivering some of the most exciting techno tunes. this time, label boss regal presents his first collaboration with one of belgiums most aclaimed talents, amelie lens. two original tracks and two remixes from the next generation of techno titans. four cuts that shape an ep that is about to became an instant dancefloor killer.
nach vier erfüllten jahren halten wir etwas in der hand, was sich anfangs niemand erträumt hätte - unsere erste vinyl! etwas ganz besonderes für uns, für euch, für alle. von der herz&leber familie haben uns anselmus, seeleá, atech und jürgen peng wunderbare produktionen gezaubert
bridging instrumental tact with melodic mysticism, live act and dj duo hidden empire present their debut album mind palace, the fruit of their labour of one whirlwind year. on stil vor talent they find a welcome home, having already gained traction with several releases on the label as well as other renowned imprints such as suara and filth on acid. ranging from downtempo electronica to iterative techno with groovy house incursions, the diversity of the genres explored across the 12 tracks mirror the cologne-based artists’ own sonorous influences as well as their diverse musical sympathies. fluid, atmospheric tracks set a consistently lush vibe overall, from the esoteric kickoff track journey into self to subtle warm-up tools like the oriental-instilled hummus and fafnir, or the couple’s first vocal collaboration pure
a staple of the los angeles house and techno scene, alexandre mouracade’s much developed cv speaks volumes as for the consistency and impact of the man’s contribution to the city of angels’ nightlife for the past two decades. founder of the seminal making shapes party as well as a knowledgeable techno and disco head, this versatile all-rounder eventually established as a full-fledged producer in the past years, releasing solo under his real name and the alias of sonns, and alongside fellow partner in crime travis kirschbaum as split secs on their own machine limited outlet.
innervisions continues their collection of hidden gems which drop into their sets every now and then, dipping them into colors of great variety. this double ep marks the 10th edition of the secret weapons series.
lossless’ first offering in 2018 comes courtesy of co-founder mathias schober. with his -continuing ep mathias definitely continues what he has started with his recent -certanities ep- on optimo trax. the ep is a true reflection of mathias’ constant approach to push the boundaries and merge his influences to draw a coherent painting. in this case the drawing is consisting of three truly unique tracks.
incepted just three years after the beginning of the kompakt venture in 2001, it s safe to say the speicher series holds a very special place in both the heart of the label and its audience s. taking the helm for the 102nd instalment in the catalogue (and the first speicher to feature 3 tracks) we find an eclectic squad of producers triangulating from all corners of the globe but united by their boundless science of the groove. longtime friends turned studio companions, enzo elia (of balearic gabba soundsystem fame) and musumeci join forces for the first time on the unfaltering late night hip-swayer gothic safari , kicking things off with a relentless deep dancefloor epic à la Âme.
after establishing their indigo aera label over the last seven years, amsterdam figures jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff now step up onto delsin with a four track debut ep which includes a remix from the legendary sterac. jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff are long time players on the amsterdam scene as residents at de school, esteemed label bosses who have put out music by the likes of kirk degiorgio, stephen brown and louis haiman, and as producers with a richly atmospheric dub techno sound. steve rachmad aka sterac joined the studio for the mix down of all tracks, and also provided a dub version of tesseract. it completes a package of deep and artful techno that is laced with beautiful ambience.
dominik eulberg’s second ep on his label apus apus features the track “roter gitterling“ (eng. basket stinkhorn / red cage) on the a side and „tintenfischpilz“ (engl. octopus stinkhorn / devil s fingers) on the flip side. a. roter gitterling the fleshy red cage of this kind of mushroom reminds of a merging of an upside down shopping string bag and an alien. not allowing any objection, the track strides forward with determination towards a musical interpretation of this strange being. a fulminant kick drum counteracts in a very prosaic way the bitter-sweet pads. in a very narrative fashion the track gathers speed and flocks diverse soundscapes and disembogues in a break of harmonical expanse. conciliatory and in a hedonistic way the bass drum eventually stitches together what belongs to each other. b. tintenfischpilz this bizarre looking extraterrestrial mushroom evokes at first glance the image of a dead octopus or radioactive vegetable. as in a science fiction movie four to six tentacles sprout and raise out of a common stinkhorn and later spread into a star shape look. in an unparalleled manner this stunning progression is executed musically by eulberg with a high degree of elaboration. all done with elegant blend of continuous progression and permanent change the track wreathes itself towards heaven, whereas fragmented melody artifacts pour into the shape of a miraculous emergence.
the first release of our new project studio mule is a cover of japanese 80s dance classic carnaval by taeko ohnuki. is studio mule a band? unit? we never have fixed member except kuniyuki takahashi as a track maker. we invite who we love. the first gest is our beloved miyako koda aka dip in the pool. you remember the reissue of on retinae on music from memory. miyako koda is one of the most carisma model in japan in 80s and the vocalist of experimental pop band dip in the pool. dance edit on a side is true to the original. off course more playful than original. extended edit on b side is more club friendly house version.
after a 5 year hiatus, talented producer betek is stepping up for his second vinyl release, proudly presented, 4 tracks filled with deep and dark euphorica, slammin 606/909 beats causing great pleasure.comes with lenson edit on the flip. betek will be back soon after his arrival. watch out.
born in poland and now operating out of the ever-effervescent london, the adoptive city where she’s learnt the ropes of music production and djing, anii – real name ania iwinska – has lived many lives in one. yet if one thing’s remained a constant over the years, no matter the harshness of the obstacles life threw at her, it’s indeed a deep and inextinguishable love for music, be it behind the mixing desk at wired studios or in her own shoreditch workroom, the key place where she’s kept honing her skills with unfazed diligence, up to the point of making it her actual second home. ań,,,,,,ii lands her debut transmission on kompakt and surely not the last. named after the polish word for ‘roots’, ‘korzenie’ finds ania threading her way in between subtle deep-house and techno folds, delving into the essential strength of her past and present to carve out an hypnotic maelstrom of traditional polish music strings, tribal percussions and elegiac melodies. coupling eerie ostinatos with stealthy bass moves, it’s an ode to the magnitude of memory and power of resilience that reels out, blurring the line between late night club environment and further spacious, moony soundscapes.
waggons marks the third motip white release on dorfjungs. after the two previous eps »lywer bent« and »the white ep« this one feels drunken yet still more defined. motip white delivers four thrilling tracks composed of colourful and warm techno, house and electronic hybrids. his ep contains bass driven dance songs as well as cautious and charming anthems. while every song has got its special elements with the typical motip white sound, they all work equally well on the dance floor and at home. the smooth and calm fourth track ends the vinyl but is actually caught up by the euphoric digital bonus »simia«, which brings the ep to a surprising though satisfying (digital) end.
joel forsberg is releasing his debut 12 sista chansen on the resopal label. an idiosyncratic mixture of yearning romance and hedonistic folly. joels tracks are blessed with a rhythm that suits his approach to dance music, not so much churning out floor fodder as creating timeless classics on his own terms. sista chansen ep offers lots of magical moments to unearth or discover.
heads up! an early 2018 gift from stephan bodzins herzblut as the enigmatic luna semara returns to the label with more of her trademark striking sagas. two tracks rippling with tension and drama, its an earnest statement of evocative intent from both the label and luna alike.
rebolledo’s you and your hippie friends imprint grows its groove footprint on international dance floors with the full-length debut of gÜero, the latest vinyl outing from the hippie dance sister label and also its first fully fledged album project. to attentive hippie friends, the artist name should ring a big, funky bell – one that sounds exactly like the cut “convertible ride” from the notorious “a very nice combinado volume uno” 12” release (yayhf 01). back then, our hero was travelling under the somewhat more convoluted “el güero fresa” monicker, but has since dropped some of those conceptual pounds in an effort to reach maximum sleekness. in the same vein, his debut album is a testament to ultimate funk-a-ficiency, digging deep into fizzy arpeggios and chunky basslines - and the occasional guitar cameo, giving tracks such as bubbling synth opener elektronique, the neon-lit night cruising, bouncing electro disco roller alto final or the programmatic space drifter just that little extra riff.
4 track ep with dancemusic crossing borders between techno and trance. recorded live and analogue at studio cosmos, situated far out in the woods of sweden. category: dance, inner journeys, landscapes, dream, techno, trance, soul limited printing 300 copies only.
night talk is back with his first vinyl release on his aym label. three original tracks in a deep earthy house style combining organic world music elements with electronic synthesizers and drums. on top shiffer delivers a deep journey in his signature style with his rework of ritual i.
dedicated to giving newcomers an honest platform to showcase their talents, this run of compilations is to be comprised of crystalline electronic music, spanning out across various forms. the inaugural offering sees villanova and time team up to reshape la chicas oasis with brushstrokes of subtle melancholy, teho fuse contemporary deep house with ukg and yeuz pair of idiosyncratic compositions, for the modern dance floor. label founder, agoria, ventures south of one hundred and ten beats per minute on his remix of embers, cloaking stefan smiths original in humility and innocence. a few words from the artists … about their tracks oasis: the original track brings us a very unique vibe, the work of the analog textures implement perfectly the unique voice of la chica …as soon as i listen to it i was hooked to make a remix that would keep the same feeling .. but adding the energy and dynamic to make it floor friendly. embers: other than music, stefans only other passion in life is reading samuel beckett. whilst reading his radio play embers he got a call from nicolas becker asking him to contribute some work to a project. he set about composing this track with becketts words reverberating around his head. this track somehow made it into the hands of becketts friend/collaborator agoria and here we are.
man power his raw electronic sound, organic flourishes and diverse selection make him a perfect match for dgtl, both on stage as well as on the imprint. next to releasing a steady flow of records on established labels like esp institute, optimo trax, correspondant and hivern discs, man power is running his own shop as well: me me me. this gives him an outlet to release music by both friends and himself. for his release on dgtl records he created a three-track ep called apologue ep, that showcases just two of different sides of his multi-faceted musical scope. the a-side features two firm, acid influenced tracks. the first of these two, the duelist, is an emotive house record, with a soundscape of piano melodies, synths and syncopated percussion laid on top of an acid bassline. el mago del tiempo features heavy hitting kicks combined with a sharp synth pattern. it has a long build up that keeps evolving throughout the entire composition. halfway through, the track breaks in to a raw and fierce rhythm accompanied by yearning, drawn-out synth pads. on the flipside, put your hands on the car (and get ready to die) brings back memories of a long gone past with nods to balearic pop, ebm, and the soundtrack work of stewart copeland, james horner, and jan hammer. this multi layered production has a warm and analogue sounding feel to it that rounds off a 3 dimensional release.
versand erfolgt ab dem 8.02.2018 the new year on exit strategy starts with the second strike from fideles. cerchio, the title track, really works the elements of suspense and tension over it s slow burning progression. on the flip distorted foam & panorama both fuse dark late night vibes with a hypnotic lightness.
guede remixes is a remix compilation of dj hell taken from his 5th studio album zukunftsmusik. the release features two remixes by joyce muniz and one by paul nazca. guede’s soundscape is acidic yet minimal, with its distorted vocals and raucous instrumentation lending the track an eerie and at times ethereal vibe. each artist brings a uniquely different perspective on the sound of the original cut, whilst never completely abandoning the track’s core identity. paul nazca infuses it with trance, joyce muniz keeps the acid and adds the deep.
early support by: kölsch, nicole moudaber, guy j, mar-t, affkt, tiefschwarz, mandy, marcus worgul, rino, just her, less hate, joris voorn, audiofly, kiki
eagles & butterflies readies the third instalment in his art imitating life label series. boldly detuned and expertly defined, the last dance showcases trademark e&b chords and arpeggio sequences, backed with elegant vintage pads, tumbling, drum machines and percussion. the flip sees two reinterpretations of the title track, where a nineties broken-beat is accompanied by a beatless, synthapella edit.
mind against are back on afterlife with their first solo ep since 2014! the brothers have crafted two melodic, synth-heavy productions for the new record, with dystopian affiliate alex.do tapped to remix one of them.