the empire strikes back! phi has dug deep into the slovenian electronica heritage only to return with the 4th chapter containing three mid 90 s unreleased tracks by the cult duo random logic. once the pioneers of adventurous acid and techno sounds having released on labels such as thee blak label and having played in legendary places like the old ostgut ton. random logic are no strangers in playlists by the braver big shots such as nina kraviz. their signature acid melancholy and drive hasn t aged and syncs perfectly with phi s growing sci-fi catalogue.
the entire label catalogue dwells in somber soundscapes. but paradoxon takes schizoid catharsis to another level. drony. loopy and moody. dotwav’s newest vinyl is a powerful weapon in any bag. raffaele attanasio makes a guest appearance with a remix of the title track that breaks the original structure.
located in toronto. forth is a collective of individuals who care deeply about music and its community. having started out throwing diy style raves. they soon became inspired by the city’s hunger for self-expression and the need for a local space that could offer artists a platform for their vision.
with this in mind. the crew present their debut release forth vol. 1 a six-track compilation of some of toronto’s finest talent. calling upon friends and colleagues who represent the diverse underground electronic scene. the compilation features club focused material from ciel (peach discs. diswoman). gingy (clone/royal oak. it’s not u it’s me). r (opal tapes. jericho one). kontravoid (cititrax. fliesch). hadi (forth). and joel eel (forth. x-img).
people you may know is the alias of phran and ylia when they work together. both share a love of experimentation in dance music and improvisation in the creative process. they use drum machines. synthesisers and all kinds of pedals to arrive at the intersection of humour. psychedelia and the most hedonistic dance.
from another analogue basement. amidst paranoid conspiracy theories and wild youtube truths. the heat of a tr-808 and juno-60. and dreams of forgotten utopias. comes the first secret state ep. an attempt to rise above the all pervasive. vacuous. decaying culture.
a new face to our label called presion is set to raise the stakes for other artist around the techno scene. coming in hot with 4 real bangers including a hector oaks remix. this -dominant ep- is set to release in late march.
super talent ancient methods lays down an incredible remix collection of the excellent luster & beta evers track “eternal”. which was originally released on 7” through label zerohour doom & glamour back in 2011.
when we started the bunker new york label in 2014 there was a short list of artists whose music we knew that we wanted to get out into the world. lori napoleon. aka antenes. was high up on that list. although at the time the brooklyn-based chicago native had yet to release her recorded music at all. five years on. after acclaimed records on l.i.e.s. and silent season. residencies at issue project room and bell labs plus a busy global touring schedule as both a dj and live performer. we are proud and excited to present loris ante meridiem ep under her antemeridian production moniker. she tells us that the antemeridian project is a special outlet for her more melodic synthesizer compositions and the name antemeridian refers to morning light and the meridian lines of the planet. the view you would have from above if you were already in the sky/space/seeing the atmosphere also from a great distance.
weve been big fans of general ludd from the start and are delighted to finally release something from them. these three tracks were made specifically to be played live during their panorama bar debut and it s pretty easy to imagine them rocking the joint! superb dark and trippy groovers destined to go straight in the bag of craig richards and ricardo.
after last year s stellar ep on l.i.e.s. records. veteran. brooklyn-based producer and dj jake reif (savage hymn. upsetting keys) continues to make waves with his device control brand. the first side of the new ep2 begins with silhouettes: a robotic. techno-funk work out with a nasty kick drum. swirling modular sounds and a timothy leary inspired vocoded vocal. an instrumental version has been included for selectors who prefer tracks to songs. on the flip. joystuck continues the aural assault with a slightly more stripped-back approach. hard-hitting metallic percussion and screaming. alien-esque synth bleeps are all that s necessary here to decimate a dance-floor. finally. divisive rounds out the ep with a stomping vengeance. its jacking claps and dissonant harmonics have been carefully designed to deliver a sonic gut-punch. taking no prisoners when played on a club system
jonny whites art department returns this march with his first solo ep in nearly 3 years. the first of a string of releases planned for 2018. the record features three inventive new tracks. including one produced in association with new york house pioneer toddy terry and vocalist roland clark. in no uncertain terms. this package re-asserts art department as one of contemporary house musics most essential voices.
tomahawk’s fourth release finally lands with the debut ep of german talent jurchen. highly influenced by 80’s rough electro. house. jackin’ and techno sounds. this raucous 4-tracker launches us on a breakneck journey into interstellar space.
gasp records opens 2018 with an impressive. breathtaking and extraordinary debut ep represented by the ukranian newcomer unkkut. first appeared on the radar as part of get busy recordings compilation now he’s here to debut his first vinyl release - attitude ep. unkkut reveals your deepest fears and won’t let you run from them. take a deep breath as you drown inside yourself.
-prairie- is a deep journey from noisy railroad construction sites. vast spaces and hazy hills to light-flooded plains and the comfort of a crackling campfire. robert heel skilfully fuses elements of ambient. drone. field recordings and dub to create original sonic landscapes. sensual and captivating. an immersive soundtrack of sonic sceneries and emotions. a glimpse of a vague future and a flashback to times long gone. throughout this unique piece the artist introduces his extraordinary approach to sound: dreamy but on point – dark but shimmering – distinct but unpredictable. the -prairie- 12“ vinyl comes in a distinguished screen printed recycling cardboard sleeve and with stamped back and label. hand made with love and care in berlin.
exit safe mode. a project by the visionary margus lö...ve. establishing himself in estonian technoid music. has converged its sonic baggage into the newly released debut album immerse. the spheres created and recorded during 2008-2017 are travelling in ambient landscapes. while deserving to be called genuine contemporary music for its clarity of thought and musical focus. these eight themes are reminiscent of the dubstep-ish flows of lö...ve’s earlier projects l-ow and 1derl& that are giving way to more idiosyncratic lines. the depth of sound manipulations allows one to discover tones of life in the synthetic analog worlds and provides a body-forsaking sideview to the interpretations of stringed instruments. the created sonorous state of immerse serves as an introduction to more rhythmic future affairs of exit safe mode
a newcomer on the label’s lineups. mary delivers a distinctive balancing act between bleepy ambient listening and free thinking. heart-rending. dancefloor material. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. it’s music that seems to have fallen out of time. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. its music that seems to have fallen out of time.
irenicspc002 brings us two new tracks by bas amro. best known for his releases on freerange records and wolfskuil records. for this ep he takes an unusual straight-forward approach. chained is a driving dub track with beautiful chords. while nearing leans towards the deeper side of the techno spectrum. with both tracks being very suitable for the dancefloor. the b-side finds label boss roger gerressen changing pace. delivering a remix for the early hours.
black friday secret studio ft. kink recorded in san francisco. the impromptu incarnation of analog sounds and human voices with kink and friends in studio. alarm call secret studio building at pace. a fury of crashing hats and sirens sound out against the empty backdrop of space.
we re very glad to welcome argentinian born manu belgrano aka manuk for the 3rd release on our imprint. he has been preparing four stunning original cuts that will keep you up dancing n tripping all night long. under the pseudonym bicicleta 99 he presents his latest work and it s fire! inspired by edgy uk oldschool electro sounds. he definitely nailed down his modern version of the past. unique soundscapes and very refined work on the drums make in therapy 03 a must for your record collection.
at the tail-end of 2017. xl recordings reissued jonny ls seminal d&b album sawtooth on vinyl for the first time. a move that further cemented the records game-changer status. dj mag hailed the record as being still the future. while resident advisor said 20 years later. sawtooth still sounds like an outlier. so after showcasing this 20-year-old classic. xl recordings are today releasing a 12inch containing remixes of the most iconic track from the lp. piper. with efforts from peverelist. overmono. powell and zomby. these remixes go some way towards showing the influence jonny ls music still has on a wide range of contemporary electronic artists.
since launching their ksmisk project in 2015 the pair have returned to some of these labels whilst also dropping two releases on renowned bergen-based techno label ploink. of which 2017 s magma ep is the precursor to their inaugural album mikrometeorittene . opening the package is the ominous and beatless lonsdaleite . setting the tone for an otherworldly aesthetic throughout. off-kilter kicks then rain down in silicate as sinister drones ebb in and out of the mix before meandering back into a ghostly ambient cut named vesta . crunchy percussion and tantalising atmospherics then make up blitz . moving into the twisted and syncopated marinate until the raw sounding spherules exhibits a compelling groove combined with echoing effects. the dusky wustite sees the album retreat from 4/4 once again. returning for the effervescent westergas before concluding on a melancholic outro entitled chondrites .
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nkisi loads up a four-track cartridge of blistering hardstep gabba/techno for arcola with the dark orchestra. with previous physical releases being cut across a near impossible to find whitelabel 12” for mw and contributions to co-non worldwide founder chino amobi’s paradiso (the wire magazine’s no. 1 album of 2017). the dark orchestra is set to be one of the most imperative charges from both nkisi and the non-faction yet.
core family member and crisis founder imre kiss returns to the lobster fray with a deep. riveting and emotive ep for sub-label mörk. infused with the emotional energy of his previous outings whilst plunging into a wormhole of london-centric sonic references. strangers is imre at his most potent and signals a striking return for the budapest producer.
pærer. fresh label from france. influenced by detroit pioneers. uk experiments and berlin vibe. aims to promote the deep and experimental sides of techno. the first ep is a distant trip into a spatial atmosphere. combining percussive beats and perfect raw mixtures. an entrance in a deepness and grainy world. where you can feel the ground humming... include tracks by voice of sylenth (oscil8). untitled signal. jiman (nowhere. forsaken cell. singular) and a remix by birth of frequency (construct re-form. enemy records. concrete). enjoy!
about this release *first 10 tracks only come with the limited edition nijmegen s eshu welcomes co-founder ivano tetelepta for his first solo release on the label. it is also the imprint s first full length. but tetelepta s second album after the hypnotic drum workout that was true colours. his debut on fear of flying in 2012. it comes as a double vinyl release with the first disc being limited. and finds the producer casting himself free from the dance floor and serving up a beautifully atmospheric soundtrack that would be a perfect companion for a nature documentary. when making eps and 12-s. tetelepta s smooth and infectious drums are always front and centre in his work. whether solo or as producing with label mates under the eshu alias.
after an excellent first release featuring freerotation lynchpin steevio. russ gabriels rivers of groove label returns with a pair of excursions into lush. bubbling techno from gabriel on his own. as a first generation uk techno stalwart. its little wonder that he can turn out productions as accomplished as these. but there s no sense that he s treading water. ambulate bears the hallmarks of modular production. all twinkling. morphing synth tones chiming around a delicate beat. while dover calling favours a snappier electro palette. but both stand out from the crowd for the sheer quality in the production. the warmth in the composition and the needlepoint focus given to every shred of detail in this crucial cuts.
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after 2 long years. michal wolski is back with his second release for international day off. from what we can hear. we re definitely sure that at least half of this time he wasn t leaving his studio. the music just sounds big. 4 fat tracks. including remix from gathaspar. is a heavy based techno stream. making every cardiovascular system pumping more blood. thanks to the fact that michal apart from production was responsible for mastering. we guarantee that this ep will generate the appropriate sound pressure from every speaker so be careful with the volume knob!
opener laguna is a loopy. liquid track of fluttering drums and rubbery kicks that never lets up. ortica is more gloopy and wonky. with firmer kicks and aqueous sounds dripping off the groove. while lyra is beautifully delicate and intricate. with underwater life forms drifting by as gentle xylophones sounds dance around. the masterful minimalism continues on the dark. undulating and alien vilipendio. and things round out with the paranoid voices and panning synths of mekong . an unsettling track that has you looking over your shoulder.
helsinki based hpty recordings run by trevor deep jr. celebrates and honors finnish dance music and some of its champions operating close to the main source by releasing an anniversary double vinyl package of underground rhythms cross the genres!
guttural. pained screams from beyond converge with mangled corrosive rhythms on the sophomore ep from dint for horo. ‘hooker’ convenes an impromptu post punk band out of undead skeletal pulses and spits a frustrated barb to anyone in earshot. ’shovel’ slams nails in relentlessly with an excruciating vocal refrain grinding over the band of zombies undulating bass riff. decaying as it loops. ’skewer’ drags the undead to the dance-floor with a primitive rhythm that rises and ducks. wringing out the intensity with macabre vocal commands reaching through a wall of distortion. on remix duties. ontal turn shovel into a peak time industrial techno weapon. while anfs grinds skewer into a jagged amen experiment. and codex empire fuses shovel and skewer into an anthemic sludge. oake wraps up the experience by taking hooker into another realm. convening another band of tortured souls stuck in purgatory. wrecking the rhythms with adrenaline-fuelled pitch black energy.
guttural. pained screams from beyond converge with mangled corrosive rhythms on the sophomore ep from dint for horo. ‘hooker’ convenes an impromptu post punk band out of undead skeletal pulses and spits a frustrated barb to anyone in earshot. ’shovel’ slams nails in relentlessly with an excruciating vocal refrain grinding over the band of zombies undulating bass riff. decaying as it loops. ’skewer’ drags the undead to the dance-floor with a primitive rhythm that rises and ducks. wringing out the intensity with macabre vocal commands reaching through a wall of distortion.
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.
animals onpsychedelics is a label out of cleethorpes. run by dj carl h. through a combination of name. artwork and musical output. animals on psychedelics focuses on the more tripped out. spacey side of electronic music. release 003 comes from memphis who has had these tracks hidden away on his dats files since the early 90s. jane fitz who contributed to the 1st release over at aop helped un earth and make this ep happen. you know its going to quality with janes involvment.
repitch recordings new release is one of a kind. attesting to the greatness of belgian industrial techno pioneer hypnoskulls album ffwd>burnout. the label has compiled a fresh selection from the 1999 milestone and now pressed it for the first time on vinyl. the aim is to introduce its grinding breakbeats. its blasting hyperbolic groove. and ferocious disturbance to a new generation. championing an undying enthusiasm for heavy and deconstructed club sounds. moreover. the ep comes with an exclusive remix by birmingham master surgeon. whose own militancy in hard-edged techno has contributed to his legendary status. reuniting a different yet somewhat similar vision of dancefloor experimentation. it also includes an updated version of hypnoskulls manifesto. renewing his methods of cultural resistance.
nick anthony simoncino is synonymous with the revival of italian house music over the past five years or so. and so it feels right for him to be delivering this album to vibraphone. of course. simoncino has more than enough skills (and hardware) to make something truly special. and that s apparent from the opening strains of -mystic adventures- onwards. there s a sense of urgency and mystery woven into tracks like -righteous rule-. where haunting leads wobble over sizzling drum machines. and the overall mood is redolent of 80s soundtracks mixed with the uneasy side of chicago house music. maintaining a punchy finish throughout and constantly reaching for the spooky side of machine soul. simoncino has more than delivered for the legendary italian label.
it is undeniable that bjarki and his bbbbbb imprint are at the forefront of iceland’s dance music scene. playing a vital role in asserting the country as a hub for genre bending electronic music. although the label has proved to be a solid platform for bjarkis own experimental material. bbbbbb continues to host some of icelands best talents (notably last year’s lauded release from volruptus who followed up with another killer outing on т..р..и..п..). for bbbbbb’s 10th release bjarki continues to substantiate his a&r abilities. introducing the world to lord pusswhip. having enjoyed a meteoric rise as a key player in icelands hip-hop scene. the young producers sound has continued to evolve since befriending bjarki and the bbbbbb crew. and the hand of glory ep now sees him at arguably his most adventurous and experimental yet. murky atmospherics introduce xmas jam creep before a cacophony of percussion ups the energy. setting the tone for a dynamic release. crazy shit mane follows with its crunchy drums. scintillating synths and sultry bass until hop out the car blends hip-hop vocals with mesmerising chord sequences reminiscent of richard d.james early work. an undulating bassline then works alongside a chorus of angelic voices in ‘the hand of glory. making way for the syncopated and dreamlike shroomm0(u)rning. moving into ambient territories. green house living layers pads and samples together to generate an otherworldly aesthetic until choppa hard combines ominous drones with a steady beat to conclude the release.
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spinning plates is back for another long overdue release. and this time it comes in the form of a split ep featuring returning artist andy rantzen and laccy with two tracks each. the vinyl only release comes with very special screen-printed silkscreen artwork and is pressed on meaty 180g vinyl for an extra warm and deep sound. andy rantzen is a sydney based artist who appeared on this label s superb second release. the 98% track from it was used by sonja moonear in her cocoon mix cd shared with carl craig. and andy is also well-known as part of the duo itch-e and scratch-e along with paul mac. he assumes that alias here for a remix of the dial. laccy aka pascal sturmer is a young but talented artist who regularly finds himself behind the decks at cult clubs like berlin s club de visionaire and the spaced parties in london. a friend of label a&r bruno schmidt. he just released on francesco del garda s label timeless. is a real underground head with a bottomless well of knowledge when it comes to cult sounds and scenes and is signed to the top crisalida agency.
drew mcdowall and hiro kones collaborative record the ghost of georges bataille induces a state of suspense via sonic seance. conjuring the sentiment of death as productive force. the artists join their analog paradigms to open a door elsewhere. or perhaps. inside sublimating personal struggles into ritualistic offerings. churning. cinematic. and pulsating with an organic sentience the ghost of georges bataille invites an undeniable presence into the consciousness and lulls both collectors and the newly inducted alike into catharsis with the hairs on their arms standing up. not for the casual listener.
chreal01 is the debut project by scottish producer chaotic reality exploring a meditative side to techno. written over the course of several months spent living in new york as a resistance to the frenetic pace of a busy environment. chreal01 contains four tracks that repeat. oscillate and soundtrack a more centred existence. inspired by shinichi atobe. avalon emerson. newworldaquarium / ross154 & the 7th plain. each track in this self-released record is named after its sequence and operates on a slower tempo. focussing on melody and sound design. with aim to investigate the space between dub techno and early trance. track one opens with gentle dancing chords developing over 7 minutes. with subtle nods to echospace and black dogs otaku over a punchy kick and warm sub. reverb-licked stabs pass softly in and out the mix and ride over a homogenous chord range. highlighting points in the melody and meandering back into the ether. two has an introspective focus. rarely reaching more than two kicks per four bars. an arpeggiated lead centres the composition. slowly developing over a thick bassline. distant snaps and pops season the track and highlight the empty breathing space intentionally left in the production. on the b-side. three is characterised by heavily saturated kicks softly thumping under a bubbling melody. broken by echo-delayed stabs varying in form. filter depth and feedback timing. on the closing song four. chaoticreality develops and sculpts a stack of delayed chords creating a progressively elevating soundscape. the lead melody chords layer and discord changing thickness. shape and form throughout with pseudo kicks acting as a complimentary melody. here. cr plays with space to creating a hypnotic spacial production akin to digital justice or the orb. with the intention to take the listener to a transcendental state. chreal01 is housed in a popset sleeve & hand stickered
luxus varta makes his debut on brokntoys with then we fall the mysterious producer has previously released records with solar one music. intramuros and shipwrec. here he delivers 6 tracks of intricate. experimental. weirded out electro & electronica. individually screenprinted & limited to 300 copies
uncage founder marco faraone debuts on rekids. dropping four techno cuts on the label’s special projects series this march. the italian producer has had a busy few years touring north america. south america and europe. not to mention dropping releases on labels like ovum and tenax recordings. meanwhile his uncage imprint. which he runs alongside norman methner. has quickly cemented a reputation for quality house and techno. releasing music from artists like eduardo de la calle. pablo mateo and fabio della torre (under his corcos moniker). with its rolling percussion and a heady spoken word sample. find the song introduces a quintessential rekids record. thunderous kick drums and piercing stabs then form the high-octane arcane before the dark and ominous justice demonstrates industrial elements and floating atmospherics. tying it all together. tantalizing melodies join echoing effects for the final track titled layers.
re-release: released in 1993. the technology ep appeared on the start of a re-establishment of electro music and a beginning for the direct beat label. that would be a constant reminder of where to see aux88 material come to light. -technology- carried the aux88 brand onto radio. mainstream club and dance parties...become a sought after 12- by a band that proclaimed its sound as electro/techno . the techno bass mix is the original track. (now for the first time available) rhythm mix is a different animal on its own... within the track you can hear the growth of what would become the sound of emerging aliases in years to come and the use of distinct voices/vocals. with both versions from the original studio recordings in 1993. listeners will be treated to a major bonus point in the birth of the aux quadrant of projects to come. designed for a well-deserved space on the global dance floor.
following on from the huge success of their last release together. sirens. mark jenkyns is back under the hot creations umbrella alongside his longtime collaborator mizbee. allow us to introduce soulfood ep. the four track release also features a vocal appearance from profound lyricist sheff and a remix by tech house virtuoso inxec
the untitled was already present on the -unruhe- compilation... this one man project is located in the north of holland far away from trends and hypes... and so is his music... the ingredients are evident: a pounding bassdrum. screaming synths. ear-splitting acid lines and distorted hi-hats. the result: disturbing and intense techno and acid... music that you can also call post-hardcore. tekno or acid core... and for sure sounds that could also interest fans of industrial music... or anybody interested in extreme sounds...
a song dedicated to his wife and their marriage. the song contains so much captured emotions. from shimmering synths and old school orchestra hits to a solid walking bass line that solidifies the love for the dance floor. on the dub mix. santiago stripped the track down for a big sound system leaving a heavy bass line and strings throughout the track. esteban adame presents guaguanco. i wrote this track while playing with g2g and mike banks was always pushing us to electrify your roots. though my family is not cuban. cuban music has been a huge part of my musical development as a musician. the track uses traditional cuban rumba rhythms (guaguanco) to trigger synths and percussion samples alike to create a dense polyrhythmic cushion for the track to sit on.
fayze came of age in windsor. ontario. a diverse. gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s. this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point. fayze fell deeply in love with experimental. original sounds. today. his innovative. genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock. but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers. which he s been collecting since the early 1990s. to build organic. textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient. dreamy soundscapes. the album features inspired collaborations with detroit. windsor. and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin . stereolab . led zeppelin . and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day. fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
25k mph is a multi-part audio project which sets out to explore the evolution of the engine to reach earth s escape velocity. incopex is the first installment of this project. it focuses on the sounds of the internal combustion engine. recorded in summer 2015 through live hardware sessions and mixed at studio 141. east london
for the second release on their black series. ravage invited electronic music veterans al matthews and patrick walker to team up under their forward strategy group moniker. the last release of these legends was quite a few years ago. but the wait was worth it. their east port rangers ep kicks-off with nine and one. a hypnotic. heavy-loaded stomper containing some uplifting. loopy vocals. following is the most minimalistic track of the ep. lisp your way. yet it still has a lot of substantial punch and lash to it. the b-side starts off with heavy broken beats. combined with a classic rave sound. taking the listener back to the blistering sound of the nineties. finally. the ep oozes down with the track in abeyance. a haunting. down-tempo track with a melody to send shivers down your spine. which could be deemed a real creeper.
-alter nos- from latin. means -the other us-. indeed both sides including 2 tracks. the first double lp is written and produced by outpostlive. hydrangea. lunatik. invite. rommek. concept of thrill. beat movement. worg.
lumièreslanuit (lln) is glad to introduce to you to samochai (llnoff004). 4th release of its off series by bremen-based music composers and djs massud matin & smisou. samochai ep presents two different atmospheres that lumièreslanuit and its off series are particularly fond of: deep- and dub-techno. indeed. whereas massud matin take us out of ourselves with the deep. atmospheric and mind-blowing beats of zal. smisou immerses us in his musical world with the dubby. cadenced and aquatic beats of chanj. massud matin & smisou celebrate the same music since 2012. the beginning of their collaboration was marked by a couple of digital releases like smisou’s remix of massud matin’s come on (2015) and his keemun ep (2016) — in collaboration with miynn — on samani that also includes a remix by massud matin. more recently. massud matin & smisou released parand de muth on brosh records. finally. in december 2017. massud matin brought out his first vinyl ep like you (tprl03) on romanian label tupiar records.
after their stunning debut on art. electro purveyors london modular alliance return as they keep up their unstoppable momentum on the contemporary electronic scene. with a slew of high profile live shows behind and in front of them - lma go from strength to strength as evidenced by this 5 track ep spanning deep. emotive ambience all the way to heavy wobble electro bass. unmissable!!
deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. ep incl.red axes. manfredas remix!deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. the two members of the band grew up in rehovot (israel) where they met and rehearsed. their name (which means girls in russian) was given to them by kaminskys father. the bands musical influences go from garage punk to russian folk music. this is their 1st ep for red axes label garzen records. incudes two remixes by manfredas & red axes themselves!
5 1 1 5 9 3 is the first full-length album release of vienna based artist electric indigo. who started djing in the late 1980s. worked at the legendary hard wax record store in the early 1990s. and effortlessly manages to entertain the dancing crowd at berghain as much as the contemporary music avant-garde at wien modern. 5 1 1 5 9 3 combines influences of both worlds into a consistent and coherent album. crystalline metallic objects collide. embedded into fractured endless spaces. sparse rhythmical syncopations shaping grids. holding sonic particles in place. rare vocal transformations inject a human touch. 5 1 1 5 9 3 offers a unique universe. full of color and light. partially flirting with current club music and at other times diving deep into sublime sonic areas.
slang is a new perspective on the rich collaborative e orts that unite dj deep & roman poncet. over the last two years. their studio work has resulted in an eclectic myriad of productions. may it be on rekids. on tresor records as adventice. on desire as sergie rezza and now as slang. their music is always unfamiliar and far-reaching into di erent sources of inspiration. afro percussions. dubbed out processing. field recordings and house chords come together under the form of these poems. contemplative at times and measured at others.
viers clocks back in on figure duty. showing up with up for another strong statement of his unmistakenly singular style. here he is working it from all angles: straight up and searingly stoic techno opener let my mind breath is grinding away grittily. while things turn surprisingly bouncy. as genesis dishes out electrifying boom-bap-breakbeats. transporting imagery of neo-futuristic tokyo streets. as night sets in. so does the kinetic groove of oyasumi. which twirls layers of energetic movement into a thick current. zooming through the citys deep gorges of concrete and fiber glass. closing track data entry 4590 finally provides some soothing ambient tones of melancholic longing. inviting to slowly drift away into white-washed nothingness and process the bright color storm that viers lets unfold on this intense record.
having last graced etruria beat with his excellent peruana ep. backed by remixes from twr72 and label boss luca agnelli and after a great ep on pfirters label mindtrip record. home grown talent diego amura returns to etruria with his phalaina ep. featuring two new originals backed by a brace of heavyweight remixes. the title track with its violent kick and rough bass receives not one. but two remixes from uk techno pioneer ben sims. two different interpretations in his spacey and jackin remixes that both deliver intense grooves. spacey synths and thumping beats. diegos euphausia with its strong 909 groove and hypnotic flavour is reworked by figure. clergy artist and sk_eleven boss setaoc mass. who delivers a stripped. but imposing offering that will ignite any dancefloor.
a four track ep from slum village co-founder. former bling47 label boss and current head of the dirt tech reck label. waajeed. the detroit native has worked previously with theo parrish. mad mike banks and amp fiddler. and in 2017 held a residency at detroit love parties across the globe. ‘mother’. featuring detroit singer-songwriter steffanie christi an. is driven by an arpeggiated synth lead above shuffling percussion and heartfelt vocals. whilst ‘earth’. a collaboration with the enigmatic blaktony. takes a moodier turn with stripped back drums and syncopated keys. ‘obba’ rides a melodic bassline into the cosmos. whilst ‘frances’ offers a soothing dose of otherworldly disco funk. additional mixing on the ep was provided by planet e head carl craig
part of the current crop of artists spearheading the uk acid revival. posthuman s output has evolved over the years. encompassing many genres & styles from their early electronica releases. to their later acid & slow-mo techno. their debut release in 2000 was a series of hand made cds simply called -posthuman- (though better known by the colour of the card inserts grey. black. blue and brown). the duo then went on to host a number of parties in an abandoned underground train station in london between 2001 and 2004. and founded their own label seed records (2) with which they released 3 albums and several other releases of their own and other artists material. they also were the first act on manchester based imprint skam s smak sublabel. doherty left seed records to help relaunch uk techno imprint b12 records in 2006. and started a new label balkan vinyl in 2010. in 2007. doherty founded london-based acid house retrospective clubnight i love acid- where posthuman are monthly resident djs. in 2014 the clubnight launched a vinyl-only label of the same name. he also performs as agt rave cru and as one half of altern 8 live shows since 2015.
after a track. a tape and an ep released on acid waxa. opal tapes and dream ticket. respectively. binary digit logically sees his first lp. 38000 summer hits. released on stochastic releases.
this new album comprises 6 tracks of edm: emotional dance music. they were made and recorded during the hot summers of 2016 and 2017. everything you need then is freshness and coolness and this is exactly what they are giving. they combine the overall positivity of the summer and the melancholy caused by the insistence of the heat. of the light. of the endless nights. they were played directly from the machine to a 1/4’’ tape. which explains their very natural and direct development. 303-like bass. gnarly hi-hats. heavy kicks and digital licks are still to be expected here.
“we are what you think we are” is a 3 part compilation celebrating 10 releases from new york-based label and promoters lost soul enterprises. the groupings of artists on each 12” represent slightly different sonic territory. from darkwave and synthpop. to acid and electro. to industrial techno. all of which together have come to define the identity of the label and the community surrounding its legendary parties.
falling ethics starts a new various artists series: falling ethics eleven. with an open approach ranging from ambient experimental to proper techno adventures. first two volumes features music from steve bicknell. reeko. p.e.a.r.l.. shxcxchcxsh. ex continent and first new 65d mavericks track released in five years.
to continue the series. we provide an awesome line up again. made of well trained veterans like london based project 65d mavericks. swedish duo shxcxchcxsh and ex continent.
violet and bleid met last year in lisbon. at the radio quântica studios. in the very same day. they impromptu started working together on a track: a cover of underground sound of lisbon’s so get up to celebrate international womens day. together. alongside a crew of young lisbon djs and activists. they also run the queer techno party mina. one of the most vital things going on in the city’s nightlife - the picture in the artwork was taken in the backstage of one of those infamous. dark-room-equipped parties.
bleid remixed naive001’s togetherness by violet. and that dope rework made it to rroxymore’s bag (as heard at berghain) and was played on bbc radio 6. rinse fm and +++. the pair became friends. started bouncing ideas about production techniques. rap skills and the importance (or lack thereof) of the classics in dance music. making more music together happened naturally.
naive002 feels like a continuation of naive’s first release in some ways: the jungle-inspired chopped breaks. sonic synth work and oneiric pads are still there but gain a heavier. perhaps more somber tone at times. exploding into depth or ecstasy at others.
la based independent experimental techno label halocyan. returns with an outstanding ep from toby leeming aka the third man (ai records. sunday best. tabernacle records. chaval records) koffi is a hypnotic driving techno track. red boxing a low swung deep bass techno / house groove. closing the ep repeater is a deep melodic detroit techno jam. a strong ep from the young london based artist which proves he has a bright future ahead of him. 180g cyan blue 12inch vinyl with laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe pvc wallet with flap. the outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres. 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foil stamp.
music krause’s 49th release is a house record with four tracks of metaboman’s very unique view of the dancefloor. nothing to talk about - you have to listen... for sure. features dave aju and thomas prestin. as well as metaboman remixing ark.
people places & things is the single project of manchester born & london based mike checuti. mike grew listening to a heavy mixture of horror & film soundtracks an equal dose of the early electro via the legendary spin inn records & then the hedonistic sounds of the hacienda & the more underground thunderdome nightclub. treating patient a is the first in a trilogy of releases by people places & things each pulling from the above mentioned influences but each ep having it s own variation whilst keeping the references points clearly audible along with people places & things own take of these sounds at the forefront. people places & things along with gabe guernsey of factory floor have recently just composed the soundtrack for the latest film for the forthcoming adidas spezial range which commemorates 30 years of acid house. artwork for each 12inch is designed by andrew jackson & each sleeve is individually hand printed thus having its own unique imprint and limited to only 200 copies. the press & publicity for the release and project as while will be handled by the rest is noise
j. tijn embarks on the eleventh expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the dark and gritty ‘the deluge’ ep. expedition eleven features four jams packed of heavy drum rhythms. moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes.
birminghams jayson wynters makes his second outing for dont be afraid in under a year with four earth-shaking rollers from his digbeth laboratory. across four tracks wynters neatly surveys the state of the underground house and techno union in the uk and beyond. taking in the stepping. broken rhythms of beta (version). the dancefloor annihilation of one hundred n forty. and the frantic. midwest rollage of into the void. before concluding on an optimistic note with the kansei method. also look out for wynters café artum project which launches in birmingham soon. bringing a much needed hub for vinyl to the city thanks to last year s successful fundraiser.
dj boring and stanley schmidt launch new label ‘vienna’ with their collaborative ep - vienna001. a new place for their friends and like minded artists to call home. vienna (named after the city in which they met) kicks off with a three track ode to 90s idm and rave culture.
heavy on the atmospherics. opener ‘stay young’ weaves field recordings and background noise between primal melodies and uk breaks for an immersive and deeply ethereal cut. ‘butterfly walk’ takes you further into the rave. blending classic 90’s euphoria with uplifting piano chords and twisted acid synths. before stanley’s nostalgic anthem ‘i neva said it’ closes out the ep by reworking a david grant vocal over a kinetic electro beat.
recreating all the experiences and emotions of raves gone by. but through a contemporary lens. vienna001 offers an impressive glimpse into what’s in-store for the fledgling imprint.
vidab x returns with a new artist. faltin. who chooses to remain anonymous. plus a stepping rework by gowentgone aka label owners oliver deutschmann and stephan hill. faltin s phobos is a stripped down analogue masterclass. rolling and snaking. its arpeggiated lead growls with a hot headed tension. climbing while never losing balance and poise. the gowentgone stepper translates the original into a heavyweight. early-morning trip - a certain hybrid of broken beats and techno attitude that melts between genres. waves of euphoria are carried by rumbling drums in this essential version.
belfast-producer space dimension controller. akajack hamill. may be landing his debut release on dekmantel. but hes definitely no stranger to their shores. with the three-track ep gaining time clocking in at over 35-minutes. phasing between cosmic kaleidoscopic house. and serene. epic ambient. a sonic atmosphere reminiscent of the background resonance the galaxy permeates on a daily basis hamills dekmantel debut is closer to that of an album. than your average set of club 12inches.
berghain resident somewhen debuts on ostgut ton with four-track ep afl. growing up the son of polish immigrants in berlin neukölln in the 90s. somewhen cut his teeth as a producer within the city’s burgeoning rap and r&b scenes. making beats for local mcs and gravitating toward bass-heavy arrangements. at the time. pre-gentrified neukölln was known as an affordable working class district with high dropout and unemployment rates – paths somewhen avoided by immersing himself in sound engineering. working construction and. in his spare time. honing his gritty productions.
the human connection is the key to personal and career success. 3kz is the perfect example of how two great minds can connect and relate to the world with sounds that have no description. the beauty of it comes once you put down the needle and immerse yourself to listen deeply to the brilliant music that this project represents.
it’s been a long time coming digging through the archives. legendary uk acid don luke vibert drops an exquisite solo record on the belgian de:tuned label. on phlacid and arcadia luke shows off his ability to produce funky yet quirky acid tracks that will put a smile on your face. both balath and worry ledge are intense uptempo electro workouts with enough 303 squelch to melt your brain. proper warehouse vibes! the artwork for this release was designed by the wonderful gents at the designers republic. mastered by matt colton at alchemy and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
the second outing from yaleesa hall in this two-piece ep series on will & ink. the 13th release on the label packs a visceral punch across four fresh tracks that are perfect for dance floor deployment. first track daisy wright kicks off with minimal but impactful drum rhythms that eventually get cut up with tumbling sirens. hammering hits and blasts of dirty noise. it s hugely physical stuff. while follow up barbara adams is more stripped back and mysterious. icy hi hats tick. howling synths sound bring a sadness and the depth of stern field as sounds play out above. below and all around you is truly standout. harriet brown then sinks into a deeper electro groove with spangled bass. before a vip mix then slows things down to a dread fuelled dub wise swagger that eventually breaks out into oscillating. stuttering rave madness. it makes for one hell of a thrilling ride and kicks off a promising year for both yaleesa hall and the will & ink label.