fully loaded rompers, drawing from influences both far and unexpected corners of the globe that have been proven to be tools for the floor. the russian duo made their debut last year on private persons with their forever punk ep, leaving a heavy mark on lovers of tape-hissed electro, ebm madness, and acid-tinged worship. with their next release, lomay ep, we see a continuation of that same energy, but with an even more broader approach, pushing the boundaries of what ebm, acid, and techno mean today. tram planet is excited to announce the release of the lomay ep, making it the first vinyl release of the label.
all that was fire and only ashes were left.
no matter how many times we burn, as the scum, we’ll grow again.
“proudly introducing the last maxi-single i’ll be releasing this year. (no don’t worry, oaks is fully scheduled so you will hear from us). for the first time, i’m releasing a 4-tracker with highly emotive p(f)unktional music, for the warehouse or the club. these songs are written in a certain mood and i suppose that they accomplish their purpose. the willing to get lost, avoid reality and at least for some time forget this mad world that surrounds us. please do not stop the rave.”
following their work compiling last year’s hugely well-received ten years of jaunt ep, blackhall & bookless return to their label with four varied, equally confident shades of their distinct, versatile dancefloor vision. ‘forward’ is an instantly enveloping slice of big-room techno that’s entirely club ready and yet focused on atmosphere and tension, taking no prisoners and yet unfolding on it’s own terms. that same ecstatic and almost ethereal club pressure reemerges on ‘voyager’, under which gently unleashes a skittering landscape of blissful breakbeats and vangelisesque synths. inspired by the unforgiving sea that borders their hometown in the north east of england, ‘ocean’ is perhaps the most intense moment on the ep, dragging listeners into wave after wave of undulating dub chords, always underpinned by driving, raw and percussive drums. ending in forgiving ambience, this moment of respite leads to the conclusion, ‘occupy’. a beatless send-off, it nonetheless remains equally compelling and vast in it’s filmic and complex sound design, showcasing blackhall & bookless’ finely tuned meld of the substantial and the subtle. tinged with the north sea air and the pulse of detroit, blackhall & bookless continue to master the sound of agile, accessible yet uncompromising club music.
jonas kopp presents his new own platform tremsix, created by the inspiration of his 3 iconic labels from detroit to continue the legacy of underground techno and electro movement. this ep called tremsix shows the vision and concept of the label, a perfect balance between minimal techno and electro represented by the creator of this new platform.
blocaus series is proud to present “alpha wave”, their second various artists compilation includes 4 tracks of different varieties of great raw pounding techno that stretches from melodic / hypnotic trips to industrial bangers along with great grooves and soundscapes featuring the well respected kangding ray as well as some of the most talented producers from the new french generation absl, raar and rubarb. a strong team that brings the solid vibe together in the 5th record of the label.
cameaʼ,,,,s latest release on her imprint neverwhere pays homage to her hometown seattleʼ,,,,s original underground rave warehouse, naf studios, where she went dancing in the late 90s and began her journey that ultimately landed her in berlin. also where nirvannaʼ,,,,s “smells like teen spirit” video was filmed (and ironically now a catholic publishing house), the hedonistic venue is legendary to those who picked up rave flyers scattered on the streets of seattle and took a chance on an emerging new electronic music scene. both originals reflect the raw warehouse vibe of this era, and matrixxman and markus suckut have weighed in with heavy remixes. markus puts his signature on the naf 97 original with a deep space atmospheric techno banger, and matrixxman reworks the original 303 recordings in jack u, sending it into another dimension - and even further.
oblique is proud to present it’s second various artists ep by friends we have met years ago online. before we had our first releases, we would upload our music to soundcloud and these guys were always on my radar to check instantly. besides inspiring me, their comments and feedback were invaluable to my growth as a producer. fast-forward a few years and everyone has grown in their own way, with multiple releases, labels and parties to emerge. the platforms have changed, but the connection did not, hence the idea to reunite them on wax :)
sublunar, the record label founded by sciahri and dagdrom last year starts his 2018 with a brand new ep from the berlin based artist refracted, known for his releases on semantica, pole group, silent season and mind express. this 12” perfectly represent how his style has been crafted during these years, a balanced mixture between his incredible ear for detail, tunnelling trips and tougher beats.
weeoow. mworrp. bleomp. nothing sounds quite like a 303. enthralled by its mysterious timbre, a band of daredevil explorers travels far and wide in search of the secrets of its squelchy goodness. real grooves invites you to tag along on these adventures in acid.
there’s a certain quality to the music dubiosity and pjotr g put out. their palette is wide and open and incorporates acidic basslines, orchestrated pads and emotive melodies. the trailer park prophet ep is a worthy addition to their ever growing discography. this 4-track vinyl release combines different sides of the dutch duo whilst maintaining a certain degree of dancefloor quality.
as a full moon hovers over an empire of cratered landscapes lightyears away, galaxy explorer hvl signals descend to earth with electronic cuts orbiting around turbulent electro and translunar techno. four more stories from the great void.
solar phenomena are keeping up a busy and high quality release rate in 2018 with a fifth offering already. this one is a three tracker from stl, who already released his “if time would move backwards” ep on the label earlier in the year. the title track opens the account with blown out drums trudging along in ever changing patterns. swirling, lo-fi ambience adds scale to the track and encourages you to get lost in the middle of it all. “weed detective” is ten minutes of psyched-out and stripped back drum work at an inviting mid tempo. keys dance and heavily treated vocal sounds trip you out in slow motion. last of all, “scubbu babe” has finger clicks, bright and mild crazed keys and ad libbed vocal sounds all doing gymnastics round more of those trademark drums. once again, stl proves he operates in a world of his own.
ltd edition vinyl pressing of energetic weirdo jams. includes 5 color a4 insert on 160gm paper.. if you like this 6 track sampler, then check the full cassette! tripped-out b-girls/boys, delight no doubt. holds secret acid.. tip
r.o.s.h. aka roshan chauhan, is already a name to watch, with “will i make the turn?” landing as his third release in a little over a year, having previously released via drumz for eternity and rosh. raised in an indian household in herefordshire the producer and dj is now expanding his ever-growing discography on negative space ma. r.o.s.h.’s latest release takes a darker turn as he morphs woozy memories of his nighttime rituals, from club to car to home as streetlights flicker overhead reliving acceleration though bpm on punchy a-side, “will i make the turn?”. while on the b-side cut “sorry... i can’t”, r.o.s.h. delivers an infectious melancholic ode to the realities of seeing someone you are close to suffer from depression.
following a string of releases on jungle gym records and u.t.t.u. related mini-label vector works, intimacy returns to his hq of dm hardware for the “welcome to my life” ep. across three reflective and cosmic originals, producer parks perdue unleashes an array of extra-lush pads, and deeply melancholic acid bass. sci-fi atmospheres and nods to classic rave and electro squeeze their way into bricked waveforms… rough but not too rough distortion… and a hard hitting but bubbly remix by belgian producer innershades rounds out the 12”, solidifying it’s direct and inspirational intent. with “welcome to my life”, intimacy adds another gem to his astral catalog.
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