ever-impressing uk talent james dexter makes a return to bondage-music this december as he drops his latest three track ep lets go back. 2018 has been a substantial year for london based dj and producer james dexter, with appearances at the likes of fabric (london), claire (amsterdam) and sash (sydney) and releases on little helpers, gruuv, deeperfect and his own inermu imprint in the past 12 months alone. with the new year in sight, here we find three new fresh productions in the form of his lets go back ep, marking a return to bondage music in the process following his recent remix of frinks sofisticate on the imprint. title cut lets go back opens proceedings as dexter reveals an up-front, bumping cut armed with crunchy drum licks, infectious vocal samples and rich, airy chords, before simple things utlises further rich and soulful vocals alongside crisp skipping hats and resonant kicks to guide the production through seven minutes of groove driven house music. last up, dexters roll through pairs refined, stripped back organic percussion arrangements with wandering synth lines and vocal coos to wrap up the ep in fine fashion.
authors of the 4th release of the mosaique label are the project savage ground, known for its works on lux rec, pinkman broken dreams and enfant terrible. the project hides two people, daniele cosmo (owner of lux rec) and cco (who s already participated in the first v/a universe). in not is a mixture of synth wave, analog distortion, experimental dance electronic music and vocals. the ep contains 4 tracks that divided the two sides of the plate into two different moods. this is a vinyl release without digital sales and repress. limited edition, vinyl only, a&b sides 33rpm.
ltd 2019 repress in black vinyl - get ready for the third edition of our silver series, we proudly welcome the highly talented, young dj and producer suciu from bucharest to our family. we are about to drop his stunning * vinyl only.
formas, known from bqd40.3 and their s7m8 ep on minor planet music come here with their first own ep on dana ruhs brouqade. a 3 track ep with spooky and tribal influenced deep tech and a remix by jorge gamarra (sur)
another new name on the slow life catalogue, the californian turned berliner steve huerta. as the ep name suggest he delivers some fresh-loungy-break jams, plus a dancefloor killer featuring label’s own s.moriera.
following up the debut release from altitude, vade mecum returns with an ep on the limited 10inch series with another legend in the dub techno world - merv. they became notorious after some releases in the second half of the 90s, which included two tracks that are now considered dub techno classics: >dust< and >melted vein<. the copenhagen based duo are back in the studio for a couple of years, after almost 2 decades of silence. since then, they already relased some quality new material on top labels from the scene, and we are absolutely delighted and excited to have them onboard.
repress! japanese producer jun kitamura released 2eps from his own label capricious back in 1998 and 2000 named outergaze and outergaze 2 by his artist name jun. they were both underground hit in the uk and other countries. efd compiles 2 tracks from these 2eps, which are still heard in dance floors worldwide after more than 10 years, as the first release efd classic series.
after several 12 inch releases on gosu, traffic, understate:ment, be chosen, now he is back on his own imprint with a full double vinyl album release , ranging from techno , minimal , house & deep house. excellent
three years incubation, visionquest compadre antonio thagma returns to follow up his evergreen ‘leather soul’ ep. taking off where his molten constructions left us in 2015, it’s another kinetic experience where the groove is full, and only, focus… and the one and only ricardo villalobos is on hand for a genuinely beautiful remix. ‘sferikum’ instantly locks you in: upbeat with a subtle strut and a maze of psychedelic textures, this one is all about the rolling subs that underpin every element, bringing everything together with fluid motion. it’s backed by the broken electroid charm of ‘everything i wanted’. spacious, pensive and laced with an array of dizzying details from sly acid sinews to crafty drum variations by way of a sudden heart-stopping breakdown. truly, this lives up to its name. complementing these two exceptional originals, and celebrating antonio’s return to visionquest at the highest level possible, villalobos has been recruited for remix duties. a key staple of his sets this summer, it’s a singular 13 minute trip rich in subversion, twists, glitches and surprises. but, as always, the groove is the full, and only, focus. welcome back antonio…
- sold out on preorder - two analogue techno tracks and a melodic broken beat composition - the works are produced by up and coming artist ish.
white label, hand-stamped, hand-numbered.
vinyl only release - limited to 299 copies.
poker flat recordings drop a new four track ep from greek techno / house producer thanasis voulgaris. under his kindimmer moniker, voulgaris has been putting out quality dancefloor music since 2010, including a handful of releases already for steve bugs iconic poker flat label. ‘merge, the title track sets the tone with a killer, propulsive rhythm, adding chopped up organ stabs and shuffling funky percussion. ‘swift changes has a similar deft touch, all slinky chords that bring about thoughts of the classic detroit sound, while adding his own signature take. ‘its coming is a little harder, with a booming kick and tricky hats, before opening up into another deep bomb that will keep the more discerning floors in raptures. ‘ride with me flexes its funk - the groove jacks a little harder and the vibe is definitely ready to make the basements sweat.
the story on mont lake continues with this gent from the magic city porto, pixel82. he delivers us two floor-fillers, equipped by his unique raw and punchy analog sounds. fabric london resident jay clarke pushesit further on this ep with a stunning techno remix. dedicated to neopop. vinyl only. limited release. handstamped.
BRIBE DUB (10 INCH / BLACK VINYL / MIKE SCHOMMER RMX)
10" Vinyl D31.10.18
limited black repress. primary colours adds yet another mouthwatering edition to the reserve series with another collaboration side-by-side with insect o. this no nonsense track comes at you with sonic precision and attention to detail and of course the mike schommers reprise is a perfect ode to the original elements. both sensational and ready for the floor.
limited black repress. bluetrain aka steve o sullivan remix! primary colours keeps the theme going on their reserve series collaborating with another great friend, silver ash. >mad roy< found its way from brisbane to melbourne to the victorian coast before finally finishing its journey on this limited edition 10 inch wax. modulating synths, polyrhythmic percussion, tape delays and one massive bassline all work in tandem to create a tune full of building grooves and sneaky surprises. mad roy will shake the foundations of the biggest clubs. mad roys remix began its journey 16 years ago. richie hawtin released >closer to the edit< that year and was picked up at the local record store and immediately played on the car stereo on the way home. instantly mesmerised by the groove the sleeve notes were pulled out to find bluetrain vs dean decosta >diminishing returns< special edition dub on mosaic was that record. that moment changed everything. it would be their dream to one day have one of their tracks remixed by one of their biggest influences and this day has arrived! introducing the special edition dub by bluetrain.
repress with monochrome artwork. the quintessential sloboda release. don t sleep! sloboda is a transeuropean imprint focusing on solid futuretroesque techno explorations. the first sloboda excurses granular ploy of raw tr-909 patterns and extended hypnotic eight beat space adventures.
visionquest return to their special edition vinyl-only series and welcome a new friend to the family: greek craftsman bodj. following a remarkable run of releases on the likes of his own audiorama and memoria earlier this year, the athens-based dj continues his vein of form with these four wide-ranging tracks... ‘parusha’ takes the lead with warm tones and textures. airy pads and an insatiable chicago-like bump to the voluptuous bassline ensure this grabs full attention the moment it enters the mix. it’s backed by three other vital cuts that express bodj’s true breadth and vision: ‘miaplacidus’ celebrates one of the brightest stars in the night sky with a stripped back, sub heavy hypnotic groove, ‘phantom’ kicks with timeless house dynamics that subtly evolve, twist, turn and fold into each other over its eight minute journey before we end with the wonderfully titled ‘trip to planet love’. once again showing bodj’s scope and stylistic flexibility, it closes the show with a hip-wriggling electro twist. slinky breakbeats, bubbling bass and a space-age feel, it’s every bit as cosmic and full of love as its title suggests. a perfect way to end another perfect visionquest trip. happy travels..
uhh , excellent groovin minimal techno release , subb-an s 2nd ep on pleasure zone after plz025 (together with diego krause), its of course its a vinyl only release for those who knows. dark and bassheavy dj friendly ep as we like it
tact recordings vinyl only sub-label tactics returns this august with tactics vol.3 , a three-tracker coming courtesy of label co-founder fletcher.berlin-based producer and dj (richard) fletcher, also known as one half of duo adventures in daydreams, has been steadily carving out his own brand of soul infused house and techno over the years, picking up support along the way from luminaries such as larry heard, oskar offerman, mr. g and ivan smagghe along the way as well as shows on his home turf at berlin hotspots like ://about blank, sisyphos and golden gate amongst others.leading on the package is oildrum with skippy hats, bumpy wooden percussive hits and a snaking bass groove throughout as modulating synth whirrs and airy pads silkily ebb and flow within. faucet follows, featuring long time tact recordings artist luke black, edging things into dubbier realms via ethereal, billowing chords, rumbling sub bass tones and metallic percussive chimes to create something raw and hypnotic before brewed rounds out the package, this time round laying focus on a swinging organic drum groove, bubbling, glitched-out synth tones and ever-unfolding atmospherics continually keeping the tension building throughout.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
raconteur has landed with help from denis kaznacheev doing what he does best. one track per side allows full exploration of the music in all it s essence. enchanting and progressive minimal sounds. vinyl only
the third release on this frankfurt based imprint features three locals throwing down an intense banger and acidic hypno train on the a side, followed up by darker and jellyfishlike escape pods on the flip side.
vinyl only! for the 3rd release, we are more than happy to welcome the legendary john tejada alongside his forever partner in crime arian leviste. we asked this special duo to dig in their archives and heres what they delivered! 4 old school flavoured bomb tracks!
(vinyl-only) the leap is the new project of dutch producers tripeo & doka who are now taking the logical next step in their musical journey and present an ep that touches on genres all across the electronic board. the leap is about more than just music, which will reflect in the track titles. current developments in the world take center stage and inspiration is taken out of politics, literature, media, (green) activism and much more.
heavy flowing dubmonster by the mighty merv. amazing release! after releases on 3rd wave black, taped artifact and ranges the danish duo merv delivers the next result of one of their studio sessions. the three tracks on the >performer ep< combine all the classic elements of detroit, dub, housy drums and techno feeling and mark the fourth mouche release. an absolutely must-have ep for the dark dancing floors and a very bold and versatile attempt by the masters.
purport is the second release on scraps by sies. this ep is the outcome of memories of moments which sies keeps in his heart and where the rhythm plays its part, through a sound pushed from electronic music and from the freshness of a simple beat with oldschool influences, acid and melodic which makes you think about yourself. a project brand-new composed of 4 original tracks, exclusively in a vinyl only 180g format.
children of tomorrow will celebrate soon its 10 years anniversary. the label was created by emmanuel ternois back in the day and being joined by arnaud le texier in 2011. since then they focused on techno producing amazing artists, to name few: terrence dixon, zadig, tensal, antigone, oscar mulero, jonas kopp, samuli kemppi etc... children of tomorrow is now presenting the first album from arnaud le texier. after almost 30 years dj-ing around the world and almost 20 years producing. signing many releases over the years and always busy delivering dance floor releases, it s been a long wait to finally get an album from arnaudon his first album we can feel that he wanted to tell a story and to express something deeper with his production experience. there is a different variety of techno that stretches from ambient / broken beat / hypnotic / raw techno along with subtles grooves, wondrous atmospheres & sonic textures. on a side the album opens with dusk, an ambient atmospheric mid-tempo track with sonic sounds that is a perfect intro.pattern 2 starts with drones and blip sounds and a broken beat groove follows with a pad that sounds like a voice coming from the space. the track ends with some modular click sounds that make the whole track clever. followed by the album title granular therapy, a deep techno track with modular bass line and melancholic pad. a perfect track to play in after or to warm up a party.the b side is more dedicated to the dance floor with black nympheas that is a proper dark modern techno with a grinding bass line and magic drones. a simple beat makes the track evolve in a nice way. blade pass frequency is 4/4 effective techno with a 909 kick, a syncope acid bass line and a pad that sends you to another dimension. it is a powerful track but with a sense of deepness and sensibility that arnaud can achieve sometimes. this side closes with binary sun dawn which is an ambient track with melody that has a jazz feeling mixed with dark atmospheres, sonic drones and water drops. the c side opens with mono driver, a minimal track with a little synth that stays until the end repetitively until it makes you travel and lose your mind. deep and dance floor at the same time.
telegraph presents «classics» a concept serie available on vinyl only including tracks released during the past 20 years – all tracks are re-mastered and cut in a 160 grams vinyl for a brand new listening experience. for the vol.2 we put together a high quality ep with tracks from dandy jack (le serpent qui danse) a sweet and particular track full of colours and grooves that will keep you dancing. the b side is a track from public lover remixed by bruno pronsato together with another remix from cabanne former artist of telegraph. beauty
after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
infuse027 marks label head enzo siragusa’s debut solo ep on the imprint. for the occasion, he finally releases ‘little angel’, a track close to his heart which was debuted on his bbc radio 1 essential mix at the end of 2016. embellished with swinging drums, and gentle soaring pads, it s a feel-good masterstroke of deep house. on the flip is romania’s cristi cons on remix duty, who keeps things deep but adds a subtle attitude that builds throughout, all while paying homage to the original.
vinyl only, deluxe printed sleeve. a new 6 tracks banger by anestie gomez from greece with a wonderful remix from romanian barac. 2x12inch, vinyl only, ltd., printed sleeve, new anestie gomez, barac, double record. a new 6 tracks banger by anestie gomez from greece with a wonderful remix from romanian barac.
fashionable impression on sketches 8th release. vinyl only. limited copies. ema remedi presents her first release on sketches. a side, yugen, brings a truly sophisticated atmosphere. on the other side, losoul shows his re-interpretation of the track, with surrounding elements floating full time, trip and stern. water gliss, completes the release with noble class.
++ vinyl only - limited to 200 !! ++
titel as with the previous two releases on the label, rellik was recorded live and on the first take using a selection of analog synths, drum machines and sequencers, particularly the warm and dynamic sound of the
ltd repress! from another mind, originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in southern germany, now released its debut ep “nachtblende”. with the four hypnotic and atmospheric tracks, shdw & obscure shape transfer the energy of the nights onto vinyl. the record pays homage to romy schneider - vinyl only.
vinyl only, strictly limited, no repress.
gatefold cover, design by bus.group, artwork by reiche.
this year s nachtdigital record follows the path we started to explore in 2017: to combine artists who are close to us, each given the specific task to tell a story in up to 24 minutes (which is pretty much the maximum you can press on one side of a vinyl record) - with complete artistic freedom.
mental overdrive, norwegian gran ol wizard of techno, owner of love od communications starts of with “clocked”, a colorful and moody track with a touch of grittyness. thomas urv, ploink label head and one of norwegian techno’s main protagonists, brings a signature raw high energy techno track “6.24 con dao”. per hammar, swedish producer and dj based in berlin, the captain behind dirty hands and 10years labels delivers a steady dubbed hypnotic house track “blank space”. thomas skjaerstad from trysil, norwegian winner of burn residency 2017 finishes the ep with a punchy, dark spaced out techno track titled “space x (sommeroya edit)”.
VOL.3 (BEN BUITENDIJK / TOM LIEM / JOCELYN ABELL / STEVEN SIWALETTE / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D16.08.18
limited repress! for the third mouche release dutch artist ivano tetelepta has invited some of his closest friends to create not less than four fantastic dub infected and hypnotic grooves. his ep also marks the third edition of the so called -ivano tetelepta & friends--series. it all started with a record on highly acclaimed label fear of flying a few years ago and continued on rue de plaisance in 2016. now ivano brings out the third part on mouche. on the record he collaborates with the likes of ben buitendijk, tom liem, jocelyn abell and steven siwalette.
heisenberg presents the limited black series. featuring tracks from the romanian mastermind guy from downstairs, label-head saktu, moscows groove master lost.act and stan yaroslavsky the modular genius from tel-aviv. as usual its vinyl only, no digital promos or shares.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
pleasure zone proudly presents sakro! his success shows constantly up to the stars so maybe -voyager1- is the right title to discribe sakro s career. he released on some of the most important imprints of our time. pleasure zone is happy to announce also a follow up after summer called -voyager2-. stay tuned!
arcola presents mwr157 contains six lost slices of leftfield electro including the mythical and mysterious hotline a track that was originally scheduled for release on mo’wax back around about the year 2000 but only ever reached test pressing for reasons no one can quite remember, alongside five other tracks that take in dancehall, hip-hop and 2-step garage, all recorded during the same session...
biotic is our first release on allfeelings music, a label focused on emotive dance music. all releases will be available exclusively on vinyl. af01 is the first self release from london based dj and producer allfeelings. this is a 2 track dj tool release very reminiscent of detroit techno. you can hear crisp and warm sounds alongside jazz and funk influenced rhythms. the a side soundtracks a big city during rush hour while the b side pulls you in with deep synths and percussion. this release has the support from mark broom.
300 copies / vinyl only
allfeelings is releasing a 12- in dedication to his love for early dub techno coming out of berlin. the idea behind the title “untitled” is to give the listeners more space to interpret the tracks themselves rather than being distracted with any track names. as allfeelings music label is about the amalgamation of sounds and rhythms to bring about a visceral experience, this can be observed in the african inspired percussion on side a and the subtle changes and movement it has throughout its length. side b focuses more on easy listening with sounds and dry textures meandering slowly demanding the listener’s attention at all times. the other great thing about this record is it works really well pitched down which can be used to great effect during warm ups and after hours. this release has the support from ario and o:utlier from astral industries.
brooklyn-based parang recording s fourth release delivers 3 wonky dance-floor groovers from the promising italian duo, two opposites and the trifecta that is formas puts their own spin on the title track.
mastering by carsten dambkes. artwork by alexander mignot.
limited repress! amazing deep flowing adventure! russian techno legend anton kubikov (scsi-9) is back on heisenberg with kraxx traxx ep. two massive originals plus remixes from pavel iudin and federico molinari. as usual its vinyl only, no digital promos or shares.
the hotly tipped uk artist makes his debut for drumcode s vinyl only off-shoot. focused on showcasing cutting-edge underground techno, adam beyer s always got an eye on the future when curating drumcode ltd. with impressive releases on tigas twin turbo and dense & pikas kneaded pains imprint, 24-year-old billy turner piqued his interest with his accomplished productions that belied his tender age. taking inspiration from the likes of marcel dettmann, truncate and planetary assault systems, turner s four-track debut dont talk to me about style was birthed in his home studio throughout 2017. the industrious brit delivers a powerful peak-time ep of nocturnal techno that moves between different moods. the title track pops with a thick grinding bassline and trippy synth effects, before escape envelopes you into a subterranean world. diodes follows, a fantastic slice of electrifying techno that bucks like a rodeo bull. the ep concludes with the blazing tunnel, that makes its mark with deft drum arrangements and a piercing call-to-arms siren.
welcome to binary soulcode records, a label who is born for the love for the classic sounds of detroit techno and chicago house, always looking for new ways of expression in both electronic styles and never forgetting the innovation that both styles ment since their birth in the beginning of the 80 s.
monday off is a vinyl only record label from brooklyn, new york, founded by mary yuzovskaya. its ethos is to showcase artists that explore techno s hypnotic side, specifically where trippy and dark music goes deep yet dynamic. for the third release, nyc/berlin/washington dc transplant arthur kimskii dives in with a heady trio of his productions. title track -verbal variance- slowly unfurls with a myriad of textures and sounds to both confuse and delight the senses, while -swan an ocean for you- takes on similar terrain albeit kicked up a notch and warmer in tone. -basement moves- is an emotive and partially beat-less affair steeped in layers of noise, and moff favorite stephanie sykes strips the a-side down for a sinister and chugging remix.
limited repress. for the last 20 and something years, matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics, but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena, matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum, which focuses on 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape, its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer, translating its findings into music and movement.
parliamnt vinyl only record label is back with the second release, an original track by reda dare surfing the groove and two amazing versions remix by diego krause and other pretty cool remix by italian underground duo verrina & ventura
sehr geehrte damen und herren, zur veranschaulichung erhalten sie einsicht in unsere methodisch aufgebaute abhandlung der ersten nachtamt publikation: -retardierung im fortschrittlichen prozess -konsumieren ohne ausbeutung -kontemplative reflexion im geschwindigkeitsrausch -signale setzen ungeachtet aller widerstände -repetitive unruhen, doch nichts endet.
dmt aka dorian paic, markus fix and tobi neumann dig a little deeper on their next offering. -ride- does exactly what it says on the tin, taking you on a nine-minute journey that starts with an extended build-up, offering a tantalising glimpse of what s to come. from then on, house chords and dub elements abound, complemented throughout by beguiling melodic lines, hypnotic vocal samples, effects and some smooth filter action. this co-production from three tech house specialists harmonises perfectly, creating a well-rounded, homogeneous track that leaves you craving for more! born in berlin but living the life in mannheim, fabe is the next insider tip on cocoon worth keeping an eye on. already shaking up clubs around the world, he s also part of the cocoon ibiza line up this year! however he s not only turning heads as a dj, his productions also work on an extremely high level featuring a unique sound signature. his cocoon recordings track -last shot for bob- creaks, growls, clatters, squeaks and knocks in all directions creating an incredibly cool and, above all, groovy sound. it s electronic noise-funk served up in the best techno and house fashion, that drags you onto the dance floor and drenches you in pleasure.
written during the homecoming journey from amsterdam to detroit, the world is detroit marks the second full release from anonym under his dls moniker, a gloomy yet driving opus of more than 12 minutes. remixes on the flip from klakson co-boss and electro icon dexter and us-to-berlin associate kenneth scott.