its the big 5! berlin, frankfurt based label house is ok is celebrating its five-year long presence and has decided to mark that period with something special labels story started with a sticker homeboy printed in his former hometown, zagreb, saying house is ok. catchy, right? it became an underground slogan of the local scene. it didnt take long for people to embrace the idea stating that its ok to be into melodic, fresh, groovy yet, at times, a bit awkward dance music.
despojos cósmicos (cosmic debris) is julio tornero s debut at femur. a plea in favour of dark, sullen, wretched, repetitive and miserable music. four tracks swinging between mechanical dance, decadent experimentation and a trip to that place, which was abandoned long time ago.
rotterhague is a new label dedicated to electro music in all it s forms, this issue showcasing brothers from other mothers dj technician and dj overdose. lot s of e-mu sp1200 programming as this is for both of them the weapon of choice. funky robotics to make the people shake is about as close as you can get to a description for the four tracks delivered on this e.p.
it is with great pleasure that we at giallo disco invite the one and only danny wolfers aka legowelt aka the maestro franz falckenhaus to our prestigious ranks. the obscure, previously cdr only side project franz falckenhaus has stood out for many of us as one of mr wolfer s most accomplished works. full on vhs grained cold war paranoia. like if fulci directed a bond movie starring udo keir and edwige fenech. shades of fabio frizzi, minimal synth and aphex twin, all combine for this cinematic masterpiece. culled from the three cds originally released on strange life records, it is with immense pride that we provide this collection for the first time on vinyl, lovingly remastered with exceptional new art by the one and only eric a. lee.
dj-kicks start 2018 in fine style with another vital entry into their long running series. the latest comes from swiss dj and producer deetron, and features an exclusive solo track as well as exclusive collaborations with steve spacek, jinadu and jamie lidell. as one of the other most famous musical exports from his swiss homeland, he has pretty much done it all from fabric and balance mix cds to running his own label, from essential albums like twisted and music over matter on music man records to club focussed 12”s on will saul’s aus music and french label circus company. after 20 years in the game, he is still in demand at key clubs around the world, and is sufficiently respected as to be able to call on big names like seth troxler, cooly g and ben westbeech for collaborations.
THE REMIXES PART 1 (RHADOW / PEREL / KRIS WADSWORTH / CARLOS NILMMNS RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D12.03.18
stug music was born in april 2007 organize events in the netherlands. club venues like paard van troje the hague, doornroosje nijmegen & studio 80 amsterdam were homebase of 55 events where (inter)national artists were invited. focus on programming (inter)national heroes of the past, the present & the future it was always a big wish to start a music label. january 2018 was the digital premiere of stug music, label & events runned by bart van rijn. two original tracks from the founder remixed by specialists in their genre perel & rhadow. with the second release in prospect a special vinyl >remix edition< will be pressed also remixes from kris wadsworth & carlos nilmmns. from dance floor orientated house & techno to indie electronic music.
heres a big reason to celebrate, as we face the 150th release on cocoon recordings! thats right, 150 prime cuts with a number of milestones. its hard to single out any one for particular praise but even so, we still have something very special planned for the anniversary.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music. it is a chance for artists to take sole creative charge, a&r as they see fit and then commission brand new music specifically for the cause. depending on who is at the helm, inside out will take different forms: producers may wish to represent their own sound with only music they have made themselves or with close collaborators, while djs and label heads may wish to reflect the sounds and scenes that surround them. the results will be a window into an artists world that works as a coherent mix, but also as a treasure trove of fresh new music that steps outside the usual lines of a dance album. the idea stems from will sauls own approach in the club, which often finds him seeking out brand new and unheard music to play for the first time. that feeling of taking people into the unknown is one that reminds him of the energy and excitement of his early days as a dancer.