4 shorelights is a collaborative ambient techno project feat. rod modell (deepchord, echospace, waveform transmission, transformations), and walter wasacz and christopher mcnamara of the detroit-based audio visual collective nospectacle. ancient lights expands the vision and the range of the shorelights aesthetic, heading into deeper territories of inner and outer space. its ambient for body and spirit, sound designed to make the human heart dance. limited copies…
the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. hologram man present himself as a entity, an entity that work functionally and chirurgically to implement hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths levels of mind and sonic territories.
next cocoon floor bomb! cocoon recordings is back with a bang after the winter break, cranking up the pressure once again. what s more, we re seriously pleased that we ve managed to land johannes volk for the new season. johannes has been making us smile with his productions for more than 12 years and considering his 2006 debut appeared on jeff mills axis label, it s easy to guess which direction his cocoon release is going. there are no dreamy minimal sounds or deep house trips this time round, instead you ll find headstrong techno pumping out of the speakers. tears & walls drives forward relentlessly with its meaty kick and metallic open hi-hats setting the pace. energetic and demanding throughout, johannes volk certainly takes no prisoners! -a little story about time and space- follows in its footsteps although the mood here is notably more detroit, taking us back to productions on cult labels like red planet, metroplex or the axis records sound. volk layers the track with more prominent harmonies and hypnotic arpeggios, giving it a subtle yet highly effective trance touch. the warm analog strings in the middle section underline this emotional impact and make a little story about time and space a guaranteed sunrise song for the upcoming spring and summer season, heartwarming and dance floor friendly in equal measures!
cmd q continues with his 3rd ep for kann. delivering an all out, dance floor focused three tracker. ranging from one serious dub techno banger over a jittery house version to a distinctively subtle techno cut. it is great to watch and listen to him amplify.
its almost 20 years ago that hector left mexico to pursue his dream of dj-ing. on this journey, he has learnt that there is no room for complacency, and to stay sharp you need to test your skills. vlack is a new imprint created by hector for techno focused releases, that he also enjoys playing and producing, outside of those deeper more minimal grooves.
petar dundov (music man, cocoon) and marc romboy (innervisions, systematic) have teamed up in order to release their first common ep. and when you take a listen to both tracks you realize that this was due! two pieces of tracks which underline the passion of both, music tha moves. garden of cyrus is a pure hybrid of boths sound signature. a sequence drives the track and doesnt leave your brain anymore. caper tran is a trip into space, you dont want to stopp this journey, the planets are all over sudden so close. watch out for further volumes by end of the year.
SHLOMO REMIXED EP (OSCAR MULERO, JOHANNES HEIL, TRIPEO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl BE13.04.18
up next on wolfskuil records and as the title suggests we find some of shlomos finest cuts on the dutch imprint reworked by oscar mulero, johannes heil and tripeo. spanish techno master oscar mulero takes over the a-side, keeps the heat of the original and adds extra tension to offer a stand out rendition of obsession, while in vanished breath he goes deep and delivers fine electronica and a sophisticated, experimental remix where broken beats and haunting synths seamlessly blend to create ghostly atmospheres. on the flip side johannes heil transforms the beatless, synth-heavy beauty m.u.m. into an euphoric, driving techno track, right before tripeo proves ones again his strong command on the dancefloor with a solid, twisted version of avadon part 1
this is the 2nd various artists compilation from the esoteric black lodge collective out of los angeles, showcasing a variety of sounds one is likely to hear at their monthly gatherings. this comp contains a mixture of acidic jacking warehouse bangers from veteran producers tx connect and jasen loveland alongside a more acid chicago house inspired jakbeat track from black lodge co-founder kosmik and an ebm/electro dance cut from the belligerents.
a solid dome of brass and stars stretched as far as earth’s edges, home to the greek god of sky ouranos and back-drop for his mystical relation with gea and his prophesying of the titans. single-sided pressing.
oblique returns with a highly personal project: 3 tracks from (or with) friends who all helped create/inspire/influence the sound of the label.
ivano tetelepta, roger gerressen and ben buitendijk already had loads of jam sessions when suddenly “dilated pupils” happened. it launched a project that consists of spontaneous studio jams in various formats (involving a dozen of befriended artists on multiple ep’s, remixes and even an label). six years later the original track, after which the project was named, will finally see the light of day!
bas amro’s “languor” shows that he, besides having an ear for reimagining classics, can also do his own ,)
cyspe’s “reminisce” more than deserves the full b-side to close the ep off. a stunning 14 minute trip through the depths of what this incredibly talented producer has to offer!
unflinching and dead set on imposing his outlandish take on so-called dance music, shinobys been steering his ship on his own ever since his first 12inch hit the streets back in 2015. following up to a handful high pressure eps released via his proactive personal platform istheway all geared towards turning the club into a bastion for weird, terror-friendly experimentation, the verona-based producer struck back earlier this year with his debut album celestial bliss, a mazy and fascinating introduction to the world further displayed on his sophomore full-length r.i.s.e. which will undoubtedly stand as a watershed for the proto-tech / off-axis electro troublemaker
we welcome back hiroaki iizuka - one of the label’s long time connections and one of japan’s finest techno producers - joining forces with endlec on the remix tip! absolute bangers - only for the headstrong!
ever since the early 90s, the mover has set the standard for apocalyptic melodramatic techno and has been praised as one of the leading artists of planet core productions. his distinct tone and memorable production expertise, causes one to leave the world behind. in 2018 he returns with “undetected act from the gloom chamber”, an album which implies all the goodness and fears he is renowned for. eight masterpieces carrying the authentic excitement that you would expect from the mover in a timeless fashion. shifting between electro beats and classic old school techno patterns, the album sets a moody tone. the release is filled with magnificent bass lines and dark-dreamy pads that leave the mind in a trance. muscular drums and authentic synth-lines paired with the unmistakable mover signature, makes this assembly of gems an outstanding masterpiece.
newusg001 organizes a programme of optimistic dystopian techno and related electronic music ideal for a busy monorail or speed-travel setting. tracks veer through noise, techno, electro, industrial, ebm, and experimental improvised music, with overlapping influences and unique palettes.
mtd makes his debut on binary cells with -mokusha-. in this fourth vinyl episode, the italian based producer also known as sonntag morgen and methodical label head delivers three sophisticated gems designed for dancefloors, combining hypnotic bleeps, banging kicks and deeper textures. b2 also features a stunning remix from french craftsman birth of frequency.
arkvs are well known faces to us and have been shifting gears throughout 2017. this year will be no different as they deliver yet again with “texture ep”. four easy going techno tracks that bring in the vibes just right along with some spacey synths.
sanskrit scriptures mention the term vimana as flying vehicles or temples. consequently, the sound of this ancient ufo has been captured into the grooves of this vinyl record. the soundscapes of rukma vimana dig deep into the dirty history of raw and hypnotic industrial techno. nobody said that spiritual journeys are a clean endeavour. a1 marches forward into the dark lands of dirty drums and urges you to follow it, as it’s your duty to dance hard in this life. flip the vinyl and the needle will tickle your subconsciousness. excavating deep tantalizing melodies and dusty basslines, one should not get lost in the palace of this unknown god. closing with a meditative sketch, b2 leaves us puzzled about the vortex of energy we’ve just been through.