cosmic walkers ep is the 12th release on informa records, this time from french parisian duo kas:st showcasing their emotional, mental and modern take on techno. owners of flyance records and with an excellent catalogue of releases on labels such as taapion, concrete music & blocaus series we are happy to welcome them to the informa family. to close the release we have the return of takaaki itoh who has provided a more stripped hypnotic take of endless exodus.
on this split ep, two-heads project minimum syndicat is back again with its own special brand of hard acid music, mixing authentic rave influences and modern industrialish techno to reach this state of dark euphoria who became its trademark. this time, their guest is the famous irish producer sunil sharpe, another figure not known to make any compromise... he delivers two severe cuts of techno and electro full of raw energy, with a sinister vibe reflecting the dirty clubs and warehouses where this music is supposed to be played.
adam beyers drumcode is growing from strength to strength, year after year, with a non-stop release schedule showcasing both the labels new and most established artists with cutting edge techno beats. after 20 years since its inception, drumcode continues to push the boundaries, firmly grounding their position as the worlds no.1 techno label. drumcodes youngest rising star, layton giordani, exploded on to the scene after his debut album >where it begins< back in february, after scoring some of the biggest festivals in europe this summer, he now returns with an exciting collab titled live again. ny born and bred, danny tenaglia has always been a true inspiration for layton since his teenage years, so when the opportunity to collaborate with the fellow ny legend was on the cards, it was a dream come true. danny and layton join forces for the lead track live again . its deep and dark with a slowly building pad wrapping around a modulating synthetic hook. the dark and effected vocal echo takes the track into a hypnotic vibe. ‘take it back delivers a pumping drive the moment it fires up. snapping percussive force and an infectious rhythmic groove will unhinge dance floors nationwide, whilst secrets of vibration has a rattling, yet blistering low end presence to it. the new yorkers unite on this energetic and exciting collab
originally a heavy metal drummer, bård aasen lødemel aka skatebård, got into techno and rave during the 90s. hailing from a small town called Ørsta on the norwegian west coast, lødemel moved to bergen where he quickly became part of the student town s growing club scene. after handing over a homemade demo to tellé records label boss mikal telle, lødemel got signed to tellé offshoot label tellektro in 2001. his first release under the name of skatebård, a 12- mini album called -skateboarding was a crime (in 1989)- was released in 2002, and skatebård s reputation as an excellent techno/electro producer started to spread beyond norway s borders. since then skatebård has gone on to release on labels such as sex tags mania, radius records, supersoul recordings, keys of life finland, luna flicks, totally as well as his own digitalo enterprises. -skateboarding was a crime (in 1989)- was pressed in a very limited edition and sold out quickly. since then it has been a desired object for record collectors and techno and electro aficionados around the globe. now the time has come to make the mini album available again, something this true masterpiece really deserves.
drumcode returns with its 6th installment of the internationally celebrated a-sides series. renowned for fostering a shared space between industry tastemakers and rising talent alike, the careful curation that goes into each volume is a fine example of why beyer s brand continues to go from strength to strength. techno titan adam beyer has grown drumcode into a force to be reckoned with, the label has become synonymous with forward-thinking, functional techno and even after 20 years, drumcode continues to find new boundaries to push, and ways to solidify its legacy as the world s number one techno label. 2017 is no exception, with beyer s imprint hosting it s first stage at tomorrowland, not to mention the expansion of the critically acclaimed junction 2 where the drumcode stage is the centrepiece and adam plays the key role of festival director. the drumcode phenomenon continues to grow each week, chiefly fuelled by drumcode radio, adam s radio show thats broadcast in 57 countries via 86 stations and to a global audience of 16 million techno fans per week. the a-sides series acts as a perfect vignette of drumcode s cutting-edge sound, functional yet inspired techno, all tracks tried and tested by beyer himself. vol. 6 continues this tradition with a collection of 16 multi-faceted cuts from a mixture of both emerging artists and experienced label friends. the heart-throbbing bass in amelie lens electrifying piece in silence sets the tone for the dark and dance-floor-ready energy that vol.6 carries the whole way through. other standouts include mars bill s rough n ready mohave. pulsating and precise, mohave has highlighted many of beyer s sets recently as has wehbba s monster track fake , which fans have been anticipating the release of all year. label-favourites dense & pika also feature on a-sides vol. 6 with their hard-hitting just a beat and a huge track from beyer himself who has joined forces with enrico sangiuliano to bring us their undeniably infectious preset heaven. with many more notable selections from the likes of julian jewell, timmo, tiger stripes and pig&dan, a-sides vol. 6 is another impressive addition to the label s prolific release roster and a testament to why drumcode remains at the forefront of the electronic world.
arts gallery was born from the collaboration of two very talented minds. asmar & gëinst 2x12” package is unique, each of the two artist present themself in their own space, this space is also shared in another bigger territory, arts gallery. alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding. this duchamp quote describe really well this record.
after living in africa, south america, then london, ohes first made a name in paris by playing analog lives with the dynamiterie crew, first as they resident artist and then as the new artistic director of their new label. it is while playing live in the french city of pau that he met behzad & amarou. they shared the same views on the perception of music, thus created a particular affinity. after this event, they chose to collaborate under the boa moniker (behzad ¹ ohes- amarou), and invited him to release his new ep on bear records. in this first ep, ohes moves between a slightly dystopic robotic house, sharp discoid grooves and melancholic exoticism. this new adventure present a rich diversity in these four personal tracks, influenced by his numerous travels.
solar phenomena welcomes singular rhythm master stl for a new ep that offers four fantastic tracks of dubby house. it is the label’s fourth release and finds the something label boss in a typically inventive mood.
first track spy vs spy opens things with shuffling drum loops and eerie synth details that hypnotises over seven minutes. atomsmasha has wooden hits and rough shakers peppering a soft, imperfect groove as awkward chords bring an unhinged edge to the mix. on the flip, summer breeze & brotherhood has loose keys doing an off kilter dance over stl’s trademark low-key drums where freebird zones you out with long held chords and detuned keys as cloudy, dusty kicks bring a barely-there groove deep down low. you know what to get from stl by now, but at the same time you can never get enough.
planet rhythm has come forward with quite some serious va’s throughout the last couple of years. the 109th installment in the ever maintaining vinyl series is exactly that. a compilation that features several of the label’s great names combined on one slab of vinyl. kingfisher ep is a four track counting release consisting of tough tracks that are completely in the vein of the label’s recent direction. intrusive, yet melodic contemporary dancefloor action.
BLOOMINGVILLE (PETER VAN HOESEN REMIX) (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl NL12.01.18
blocaus series is back and explores this time the deep side of things guided by the fearless awb lighting the way. the parisian based producer awb is well know to be the owner of taapion records with shlomo and pvnv and also released music on soma records and raw imprint. awb’s sound oscillates between deep / atmospheric techno, with film scoring influence which are reflected in this ep. he delivers 4 fantastic cuts including an outstanding remix by peter van hoesen all on the edge of an amazing melancholic and deep techno style.
the legendary moscow club propaganda celebrates its 20th anniversary in april 2017 and launches a brand new record label. the label will cover different styles of intelligent electronic music, focusing on techno in the first year. at the beginning there will be released music by great artists who had performances at propaganda club in past. more artists will be involved and more excellent music will be released over time.
the third solo record by skymn further articulates the width of his artistry by taking us on a melancholic night ride across retro-futuristic skylines and dimly lit neon roads.
the record has received early support from artists such as claudio prc, deepbass, ness, svreca, artefakt, etapp kyle, i/y, iori, jonas kopp, kwartz, rasmus hedlund, samuli kemppi, takaaki itoh, eric cloutier, conrad van orton and s100 to name a few.
after great success of moondance 002, 003 is expected to be no less than great. one of croatia’s finest, ivan komlinovic is back with his brand new 4 tracker including the analog cops splendid remix. straight up underground techno-funk filled with different vibes and mindsets that ivan delivers at moondance 12- is fragment of his arsenal of raw but warm-analog sounding elements. we are honoured to present -ninja’s cross- killer cuts that represents ivan’s unique drift between different techno and house vibes.