perc trax slips out its first cheeky white label in over two years, pulling together two secret weapons from perc’s sets this year. first off perc trax newcomer tymon rips into perc’s own “hyperlink” giving it a shot of adrenalin which has been eating festivals alive all summer.
on the b-side ansome returns to perc trax for the first time since in infamous british steel release twisting manni dee’s “london isn’t england” into a grinding mass of kick drums and percussion, layering ewa justka’s vocal over one of his rawest productions to date.
we welcome back lenson with his first solo-ep for the third release on the revenge techniques imprint. being with the label since the very first paling trax output, lenson counts among the best in the young, cutting edge techno producers from rotterdam. highly essential club traxx!
after many years of steady work bristol-based artist joefarr created a well-respected profile on his own, he is now joining the label showing a side of his works that many never saw probably, and others always knew but never saw on a record. development always takes time, and time is nothing when the art comes out in his true form. this is “dedicate” - a very important record that represents something deeper than a peace of wax, label boss emmanuel took the big responsibility to remix the title track and make his own view of joefarr’s dedication.
hot on the heels of rapid eye movement’s journey of discovery and growth comes the ep “split: remixes” featuring reworks of the quartet of cuts originally signed by label founders memorial home and vii circle.
invited to apply their own reflections onto the material are rising producers nur jaber and wrong assessment as well as renowned artists on the underground experimental scene edit select and reggy van oers.
new york city label and party jack dept. enters a new era with their first vinyl release. volvox (discwoman) and john barera (elsewhere) have tapped the mysterious japanese producer hoshina anniversary who has provided 4 party-ready tracks that are laser focused to get bodies moving. acid, techno and electro are all represented in this high energy ep which touches upon elements of classic dance music with a decidedly modern feel.
ouch from a distance is the new label of former ostgut ton manager nick ho¨ppner. it s first release by desert sound colony has been very well received – opal sunn are a well seasoned hardware only live act very much in control of their repertoire, but also capable of captivating improvisations – opal sunn have got a recognizable sound driven by smart, often arpeggiated synth lines, on point drums and textures
the latest vinyl release from berlin-based label konflkt is signed by up-and-coming producer introversion who’s been proving his worth with every release. “call to adventure” is no exception: all 3 rave-inspired tracks as well as the remix by kas:st hit that sweet spot of hypnotic albeit galvanising techno.
debut lp from safa pressed on 180g 12- in a ltd edition of 300 copies w/ inlay artwork by maria kassab & text by judy of seas on modular mind. sonic venture into the complexity of physical spaces and human interactions.
the first release by hamburg based label ohne kommerziellen wert delivers a diverse mix of four tracks by various artists. haiko nahm’s uplifting eos is a positively charged euphoric roller that stands in stark contrast to the dark and hypnotic stomping of ls’s kngbtdgsf. the b-side kicks off with the ravy trance-like sound of valura’s cool cassis, and it’s all topped off with lifka’s next-level acid bomb 1353.
voiski embarks on the third expedition into the cosmic lands .a collection of singular and utopian ambient, electronica and techno tracks illustrated by spectacular picture of layla kerley and bruno compagnet. cosmic adventure is an honest portrayal without fabrication or pretense. too often electronic music is subjected to the damaging opinions of others and categorized in a movement or a trend, choking the freshness out of the sound. cosmic adventure provides a platform of creative energy, a unique platform for unique artists who search nothing except discovering new landscapes and inspiration.
the metallic compilation danzas electricas is back for a second volume ! curated by sacha mambo, it presents only artists from nowadays and takes distance from the edits to push original and weird electronic music of close artists friends from dresden, copenhagen, berlin, prague, lyon and hamburg. some of them are already relatives of macadam mambo : konsistent, wosto, heninspace eva geist or sacha himself and it introduces new acts : ekstern (nixxon & spacelex), service, houschyard or sauerstofff to present a good mixture of kraut, punk, industrial tracks, which never fall into dark.
livity sound continues to be one of the most innovative labels of its era with another essential release, this time in the form of a debut long player from forest drive west. this extended 2 x 12” and digital release, apparitions lands in october 2018 and is a fascinating further development of the producer s intricate fusions of techno, dub and jungle. * the acclaimed uk artist has released two eps on the label before now, as well as on its sister label dnuos ytivil and the likes of hidden hawaii, appian sound, and london drum & bass outlet rupture. little is known about the london based producer but in just a couple of years he has established his own unique blend of complex rhythms and tactile sound design, distilling a rich history of uk musical influences into fresh new forms. * this record continues in that tradition with a mix of sparse rhythm tracks that contrast heavy weight drum programming with rich and deft sound design. from menacing and mysterious, to cinematic and hypnotic, it makes for a compelling and immersive experience. apparitions is a landmark release for one of the uk s most exciting new producers.
this record is a bomb! it had to be said.. telegraph is proud to present tom ellis new ep. a four tracks project (+ 1 digital bonus) that showcases the huge talent of this special uk house producer. all tracks are dancefloor killers, always funky and groovy they are full of creativity evolving into different atmospheres. a tribal exotic flavour on some tracks bring a fresh vibe into his productions, tom s music definitely is very human and always musical. tom s highly acclaimed and ever growing discography spreads far and wide through labels such as hartchef, minibar, trimsound (his own imprint), logistic, archipel, floppy funk, morris audio and telegraph. he regularly performs live around europe and can be witnessed displaying his bass guitar skills along side label partner leif with their trimsound live project.
next up in this ongoing split-ep series are two equally talented producers from different ends of the spectrum, both sharing their unique viewpoints on that special dreamspace of self-awareness and how the way there actually sounds like! following his explosive figure-ep just this recent summer, juxta position now reveals his more sublime side on these two technoid journeys. keeping it raw and beautiful, the analogue lover lets his synths engage in dialogue, floating through murky realms and simply getting lost in the groove. a new face for figure and definitely one to watch is pablo mateo. taking a likewise subtle yet distinctly more grounded approach, his tunes unfold slowly and each tell their entirely own storyline. tomo is an extraordinary specimen of how a track grows past its confines, into something genuinely touching and can eventually open up that space inside and what lies beyond!
through the cortex sees fixmer gravitating toward a different kind of industrial-tinged electronics, led as much (or more) by analogue sequencers, melodies and ultra-saturated sounds of synthesizers than drums and percussion
as always, the return of ruede hagelstein is inevitable and with each return he ups the ante tenfold showcasing his ever growing prowess behind the studio door. it seems as if, with each ruede ep, the amount of elements utilized shrinks while at the same time the sound grows in power and dominance and that could not be better exemplified than here. consisting of two originals and a remix from the one and only martin buttrich, the ep is a gross display of well thought out, mature dance floor jewels. opening the short player is hagelsteins ‘dematerialize feat. justin evans where a sinister yet soothing vocal sets the tone for the entire track, laying the groundwork for a gorgeous bass drum and shimmers of distant percussion carry us into celestial spaces. ‘forward vision is up next and follows suit by relying on a brooding minimal groove to drive the shimmers of glistening atmospherics and sparkling sonics optimal for dizzy and delirious club moments. last but certainly not least we turn to the legend who is martin buttrich to twist the original ‘dematerialize feat. justin evan into a more straightforward composition with his signature stylings opening the doors of accessibility to a wider demographic of disc jockeys resulting in a track that stretches the playability to a wide range of disc jockeys
a geniune collection of dubs from dats courtesy of downlink, slow cooked in a dusty drawer since 1997. a1 was originally released on mosaic and stays true to the dub techno sound which defined the label while the other tracks have never seen the light of day until now. if gritty acid workouts are your cup of tea then look no further. the a side features a printed artwork from san francisco based artist klari reis
part 5 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. originally released on the phono label in 1995/96 the ‘parts’ series from matthew herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. this series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. the mix of herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. the odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. all newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘deeper’, ‘take me back’, ‘resident’, ‘people that make the music’ and ‘see you on monday’.