for revenge0 we are proud to present tafkamp’s full-length indrukken cassette album. featuring some of the artist’s deeper and dreamy productions to date. tape includes download-code for the digital files.
mental overdrive. norwegian gran ol wizard of techno. owner of love od communications starts of with “clocked”. a colorful and moody track with a touch of grittyness. thomas urv. ploink label head and one of norwegian techno’s main protagonists. brings a signature raw high energy techno track “6.24 con dao”. per hammar. swedish producer and dj based in berlin. the captain behind dirty hands and 10years labels delivers a steady dubbed hypnotic house track “blank space”. thomas skjaerstad from trysil. norwegian winner of burn residency 2017 finishes the ep with a punchy. dark spaced out techno track titled “space x (sommeroya edit)”.
building on the mission statement that was ferdinger’s debut album “gelände”. comes “abbild”. a 4 track ep and the second release on his life in patterns label. the tempos are tweaked up and the sounds are honed and angled for maximum effect. “gegendämmerung” is straightforward but manages a lyrical tilt. while “spiegelreflex” oscillates between moments of dry precision and epic dreaminess. with “abglanz” the newly paris based producer brings things back to the geological strata that characterized “gelände” - but now with a rawer edge and more reflective surface. glos’ remix of “gegendämmerung” provides ambient and analogue textures. finishing the ep on a more introverted and melancholic note whilst maintaining the mechanistic drive of the other pieces.
o phase presents two striking. no-nonsense techno cuts for token85. each side of suspended animation delivers the special kind of face melter that manages to remain sincere without being overly self-serious. stroke b favours the sensational approach. with a bright and playful lead playing against a hi-hat frenzy in the breakdown. stroke c is more introverted on surface level. but offers pure chaos instead from its depth.
50% deal laura jones has had a breakthrough 2012. fulfilling touring dreams and winning the hearts of the global scene with her sensual melodic house and seductive. driving dj sets. it may come as a surprise that let me in is lauras first. albeit highly anticipated. solo ep. dropping on visionquest. let me in develops lauras signature sound. painting a fuller picture of the artist through deeper techno shades. live vocals and trademark hypnotic style.
VOL.3 (BEN BUITENDIJK / TOM LIEM / JOCELYN ABELL / STEVEN SIWALETTE / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D16.08.18
limited repress! for the third mouche release dutch artist ivano tetelepta has invited some of his closest friends to create not less than four fantastic dub infected and hypnotic grooves. his ep also marks the third edition of the so called -ivano tetelepta & friends--series. it all started with a record on highly acclaimed label fear of flying a few years ago and continued on rue de plaisance in 2016. now ivano brings out the third part on mouche. on the record he collaborates with the likes of ben buitendijk. tom liem. jocelyn abell and steven siwalette.
lab personnel is a very intriguing collaboration between a number of producers hailing from croatia. members include zarkoff (member of sumerian fleet). neon lies. ikonal many more (total eight members). the tracks were recorded during synth lab 4 improvisational sessions in pisak in 2017. the album is a dense and stormy affair overall with mesmerizing and dark synths. the styles presented drift between genres including acid techno. electro. ebm. and other hybrids. all instrumental. the lp is a brooding journey into diverse techno soundscapes with eight strong tracks that will not disappoint.
four different trax for all moods and situations brought to you by a new posse of bad boys such as dj normal 4. denham audio. warlock and mark archer being remixed by label honcho kreggo. the records coming hand numbered in a pvc sleeve with a big artwork sticker and an insert. mastered by dmx krew
in search of the sublime. contemporary electronic musician steve hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band. emeralds. an american touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. consistent with his solo work is hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise. varied. and distinctly physical forms. gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static melancholy to motorik bliss. dissolvi. the artist’s first full-length with ghostly international. engages sublimation from an ontological perspective: by dissociating the self. hauschildt steps out from the singular path. for the first time in a traditional studio. to compose and arrange contributions from friends. as a result. his most collaborative work to date extends a vast. vibrating framework in which to consider the state of being. the vinyl release includes a download code.
gaunt re-emerges after his fantastic mmrh ep on beneath’s mistry imprint. with four tracks of stark. layered audio exploring areas of leftfield techno and club music. as well as pushing out into more abstract and experimental forms.
glasgow s wheelman provides the tenth iteration of dba s dubs series. following a series of high profile releases on huntleys & palmers. studio barnhus. and his own stereotone label. signal is wheelman s most ambitious effort to date. its searing amen stabs and deep sub bass guaranteed to wreck any club. while floating pads and crystalline strings add a bittersweet moment of rave nostalgia to the breakdown. on the flip. in line with the dba dubs concept of pairing a house track from an up and coming uk producer with a remix by an established techno name from across the pond. detroit in effect provide a cold. bleep-drenched take which raises the tempo of wheelman s original to an almost breakneck speed. d.i.e. also known as cybonix. were prolific throughout the late 90s and early 00s on their own m.a.p. label and more recently on rotterdam s clone. to coincide with the release of the tenth edition in the dba dubs series the label are also making all ten original tracks available as a digital package. while all ten of the remixes from the series get their own bundle. with wheelman and basic soul unit providing a megamix of each edition respectively.
under cover for many years. this affie yusuf two tracker finally sees the light of day on the acclaimed mindyourhead imprint. comes on a generally deep green. mixed colour marbled 12’’ vinyl. affie yusuf paved the way uk acid house scene and so much more. releasing techno and acid throughout his career. mindyourhead records recognises that sometimes you need to look a little bit into the past to move ahead and has re-launched the label with this vinyl only release. ‘parrot soup’ is a fine example of just how a track title can have absolutely no relevance to the music whatsoever. this is a lovingly constructed example of how to convey images with sound. this music renders images brimming with joy and loss. icy cold chills and the warmth of the first rays of sun on a spring morning. tight. punchy drums with crisp 808 snares and driving toms lovingly complimented with dream-like pad sequences. soul searching strings and lush bassline form a quality crossover track that will appeal to lovers of many styles of techno and house. ‘something special’ is on a different tip. more driving and direct in style with the ‘everybody…’/ ‘something special’ vocal samples put to great use (need to be heard in context!) and that essential marching ‘affie acid’ bassline. the lead follows a similar pattern to the acid but pulls your head in a slightly different direction leaving the listener suitably twisted!! this proper ‘party acid’ has just the right level of balls to destroy a dancefloor without scaring off the faint of heart. lovely work affie!!
26 minutes of divine techno. midnight cults. the eagerly awaited sequel to last years cyanure dance features two epic new tracks from i hate models with vocal contributions from zanias and a sleek wave remix from dj varsovie. on the solar side the odyssey begins. it will last forever discharges a barrage of devastating. tensile beats over a swell of ethereal synths recalling the sirens - muses of the underworld. luring sailors to their deaths in a flurry of aggravated arpeggios. on the lunar side walpurgis night opens with a pristine. glacial sonic field. punctuated by the ricochet of beaten metal and drenched in the supernal. disembodied voice of zanias. echoing across vast fissures. pummelling through deep ravines and back out into space. dj varsovie completes the journey with his sensual take on walpurgis night. tempering the original with an insistent pitch black funk and somnambulant new wave vocals.
the rising london based label is quickly defining his own and unique sound laying down the law with another live jam recorded 4 tracks release by his own boss dothedu. following the success of the first release. senseverse records has came back with lost acids ep. a rough lost minded trip with an unusual sense of refinement. the producer lets the trip s curtain rise with lost acids which takes us to a gloomy hidden place on the edge of the house and techno roots with a banging 909 and crescendo 303 which dives smoothly into the background own producer s voice. colombine acids explores the happier stage of the trip and keeps the sound on the thin line in between the 2 genres with his fat kick and the flying and clashing crashes. the b1 throws us right back deep into the dark with a slowed down and mentally twisted remix by the very well known producer florian kupfer. finally early acids rings down the curtain s trip with some fine classic house music sonorities that lead us to a dreamy and dancy closing.
in many ways. it s difficult to believe wehbba only dropped his first full-length ep on drumcode this year. released in february. the four-tracker eclipse was a monster statement piece of the brazilians talents and followed on superbly from fake. his contribution to last year s a-sides vol.6 inarguably one of the biggest tracks on the compilation. with the confirmation that wehbba will take part in drumcode s off week party in barcelona. followed by the brand s takeover of resistance in ibiza. its indisputable proof that his crisp. chord-driven take on techno has become a vital component to the expansive palette of sound adam beyer has drawn for the label in 2018 and beyond. catarse marks the rapid-fire follow-up from the prolific producer. opening with the eerie she lost control. wehbba says he took inspiration from the joy division track of almost the same name (‘she s lost control ). but instead of crafting the dense sonic atmosphere with vocals. he employs an analogue kick drum and stealth-like moog bass with dramatic results. process follows. a cut which begun as a cover jam of laurent garnier s crispy bacon and ends up incorporating the cut-up vocals of legendary minimal composer steve reich. who is one of wehbba s chief inspirators. the resulting track is an ice-cool percussive work that s rich in dancefloor functionalism. the title track will be familiar to many who follow drumcode radio. a goose-bump inducing highlight of beyers dcr392 at awakenings in eindhoven. catarse is driven by a memorable melodic riff resplendent in 90s techno euphoria. the ep concludes with the terrific mind awake. a powerful concoction of reverb heavy basslines and glitchy effects. that s been thoroughly road tested by both beyer and wehbba and kicks like a rodeo bull.
jickow releases his lead and debut single -pig tails- on the well known resopal label. the belgium based producer has been at the heart of the minimal techno movement and is also a revered producer and performer who creates amazing sounds. the original is a funky athmospheric track with wriggling synths executed in jickows darker. more stripped back and abstract edges of the dancefloor. add into the package are two outstanding remixes by matt sassari and timid boy. all in all an essential release for 2018.
super smooth release on nny records full of lush and sensual tracks. on the a side we can listen to nicson (flumo recordings) who delivers an excellent straight to heaven in a deep-house 90s mood. full of energy and class. after him f. vinuesa (solid tapes) approaches lo-fi and acid paths with highlands. a tune that is is capable of transporting you to another dimension. on the b side mateis e. aqir (jungle gym records) presents natural sense. a track that also takes you to a different dimension. this time more oriented to open spaces. in a balearic and new age mood fused with a leftfield touch which is a delight. and to close the compilation we have the great work of i see you in the plants. the new aka by pablo diskko for productions in an ambient techno-dub wave that absorbs you and catches you. a superb and an essential work.
apollo is proud to welcome paul frick to the fold. frick is a berlin-born music composer primarily known as one part of the group brandt brauer frick. stunningly despite a 20+ year history of making music “second yard botanicals” is his debut album. with bbf keeping frick inspired and busy since 2009. other ideas had piled up until a temporary break allowed him to fully dive into them - “while it took so long until i made my first album. it took about two months once i started.”
breach is back with his second release of the year on his new imprint nkdltd. on nkdltd002 breach delivers a two tracker entitled ‘turtle dance which continues where he left off in quality but stylistically stepping into warmer tones for the summer months. nkdltd001 saw the first release from the amsterdam based producer in three years and with it a return to breachs roots. deep. dark & moody tracks which went on to resonate with a broad selection of artists including benji b who went on to play it numerous times on his seminal bbc radio 1 show.
native response sales pack including:
- nr001v: nathan surreal - stockholm ep (kaap remix)
- nr002v: deltitnu - shaman among the machines ep (roger gerressen remix)
- nr003v: human space machine - ornithogallum ep (eduardo de la calle remix)
nathan micay (formerly bwana) steps out under his own name for the first time with a pair of glistening panoramas well-primed for those exultant hours of the early morning. the 12inch opens with first casualty. aka that track played by avalon in her printworks set last year. before heading into deeper territories with beginning ballads on the flip. in nathans words: these are without a doubt the most personal tracks i have written to date. i made them as a sort of exercise in self-therapy during my first few months in berlin. as time has gone on. more meanings have unfolded with each listen. for me. these tracks are a rebuttal to the endless churn of negativity in the news and online. they have become my battle cry in the club. something to mobilize while also offering a chance to escape it all. even briefly.
after a liittle hiatus of 2 years the label which was formed back in 2013 by the founder of the ground breaking hedonistic undergound parties bohemian grove of the industrial city of manchester is back. the label will be bringing all kinds of electronic sounds mainly from the reaches of the cities industrial smog but some reaching further around the cosmos. this time we have debuting artist dane weaver with his first release on the label.
just imagine a unlimited number of invisible sensory tentacles sprouting from the brain striaght to exploring the future. for some years now innervisions are in good relation with toto. more and more they see creations develish detailed and deep as hell - harmony somewhere.
its done. the final. last and endmost volume of remixes for tuff city kids (aka philipp lauer and gerd janson) unique debut album adoldesscent are here. featuring kink. prins thomas. sascha funke. shan. justin strauss whatever/whatever project and brussels bohemian mugwump. tck originals are treated with acid. balearic rhythms. lean berlin grooves. new york city dubs. uk breaks and belgian new beats. there is something for every taste and one for each situation. the vinyl edition carries kink. prins thomas. sascha funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket icebot. for the rest. hit the download button. please. thats all folks.
setaoc mass fourth record for figure displays a level of maturity an artist this young rarely inhabits. two tracks feature his ability to craft finely layered idm. showing another perspective of the ideas behind the cavernous techno taking up the rest of this ep. nestled between the electronica-pieces is torque. heavy yet undeniably beautiful with its big breaks towards ascension. moving effortlessly despite its weight. things turn serious on the flip side. bursting with bleeps and bulging beats. b1 is a slowly swelling beast with many heads. twisting and turning ceaselessly along its 6-minute runtime. never once letting the tension decline. spiraling inwards for a full-on mind trip. search lights is that key track to drop in the murkiest. darkest hour of the night. one that cuts through relentlessly and unites whatever is left of the dancefloor for one last frenzied commotion.
rico puestel is a phenomenon and currently one of the best artists around when it comes to solid. discerning techno. thats techno that takes no detours. doesnt hide behind vocal samples or need unnecessary. pseudo-intelligent tinkering to get the listeners attention. puestels two current cocoon contributions equity and immunised are strongly reminiscent of caravel. which he also released on cocoon recordings almost exactly a year ago. the mini breaks and prolonged dramatic pauses are all pieces in the puzzle of puestels arrangement and together with the hypnotic beats and constantly radiating synths and effects. they make up his own interpretation of techno sound. it buzzes. it shines and with the right pa its exactly the type of vibe that help us forget the daily grind of dance music madness! that ubiquitous let the bass kick sample hasnt felt so at home for a long time!
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album. firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue). and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip. turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords. sweaty machine percussion. and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier. if surprisingly stripped back. feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object. with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing. cymbal-heavy groove.
look we re five records deep and yes. we arent sure which tune is on which side. but luckily. this release is as high concept as speed 2: cruise control. on one side you will find ad. which samples an inspiring speech given by the heroic angela davis at southbank in 2017. listen to her wisdom as you play this in your front room at 7am to people who suddenly can t quite look at their hands properly. the other side pas greets you with warnings of atomic explosions over a riotous jam between a yamaha cs-10 and a sturdy analogue 808 clone. if you have a pressing need for air raid sirens. this is for you. we hope you like this west friends release. there will be more.
bergsonist is the moniker of moroccon born and nyc based selwa abd. solyaris follows the self-released i and a prolific slew of releases for labels such as styles upon styles. borft. and angoisse amongst others. for selwa her uncompromising & otherworldly. hypno technoid creations aim to capture a given moment in time. contextualising her often direct. hugely affective. & unpolished approach to production.
support from: ben ufo (hessle). oli_n (phonica). ander b (robsoul). eltron john (uncanny valley). simon caldwell (fbi radio). herzel (hivern disc). nori (posivision). sascha funke. nathan g. dmitry (neo violence) acid influenced many of us. in fact. for a huge proportion of us. acid kicked off this sweaty. painful. yet incredibly fulfilling journey. the 2 originals by dircsen utilize the 303 in different ways - the opener ‘beyond collapsing silence’ sounds like an instant acid house classic with its energetic drums & dreamy atmosphere. whilst ‘depth scan’ slows it down. focusing more on hypnosis. rounding off the 3-track ep is an idiosyncratic remix of ‘depth scan’ by l.i.e.s. legend. florian kupfer. a dubbed out original gets well and truly saturated.
in addition to his debut release on vanila. enigmatic artist expropriation comes out once again from his hole in athens to bring with him two slow . long and filthy tunes. inspired from the 80s and 90s cult mythology. western horror and leto deliver the boogie and new beat vibes into the new era . covered from grungy industrial textures.
south london label and party series troy town is proud to present the first release in 3 years from warren brown aka wbeeza. insanely talented south london producer and 1st generation pioneer of what has become affectionately known in dance music as the peckham sound . djs. producers and musicians such as henry wu. bradley zero and chaos in the cbd have added to the wealth of a deeply musical community but it was the likes of brown and another se15 local. el-prevost. who first put the area on the dance music map. although he s resistant to using the word house too often about his music. the swing nods to detroit and chicago while the links to friends and collaborators. delano smith. mike agent x clark and scott grooves are clear. progressing through a musical heritage that has seen him produce across grime. hip-hop. drum n bass and techno but it s his signature low slung. heavy-on-groove and atmosphere productions that have garnered the respect of peers and critics whilst his popular and energetic live sets have seen him tour extensively around the world for the past 8 years. this 3-track ep covers a variety of moods and situations. opening with the od. a heady march to peak time on the dancefloor which has featured heavily in live sets over the last 2 years. the bassline bubbles tantalisingly as it edges through a kinetic. digital riff that sticks with you long after the lights go up. grove park is so low slung that the snare sounds like it might fall out of sync at any moment while the lead synth leads you on a drunk walk home. at times holding it s line before stumbling over a pitch bend and veering to find its balance. bizzle boogie is equal parts gritty. midwest-influenced bounce track and shimmering eyes closed rave moments.
the drip ep brings together four distinctive producers and one set of sounds - the drips. the result is a compilation of 4 tracks that bring the swing and sampling of some of accidental jnr’s finest to produce a soaking wet dancefloor. first up is label boss matthew herbert with a trademark groove that harks back to his wishmountain moniker albeit found lurking in the swamp. cosmo sheldrake takes a slight departure from his usual multi-instrumentaling live-looping avant-folk to deliver a track that could only be described as travelling circus aqua-techno. bahraini born. french / us bred and now edinburgh dwelling video game builder. sound designer and sometime scottish league football referee yann seznec opens the b-side with an absolute stormer of a rain drenched club hook. sussex based producer crewdson and builder of such electronic instruments as the eggiophone and concertronica closes proceedings with a drizzling evolving 2-step number.
for fifteen years traveling in the world of electronic music. this dj & producer has established itself as one of the most emblematic of the techno scene. he remarkably incarnates the freshness of those young artists who know how to sum up a decade of electronic culture. adding their own strength. skills and personal touch to it. the energy of his songs is also appreciated by the names of the techno world. from boys noize to laurent garnier. the latter moreover honored him by playing the key title of this ep at the time warp festival: excelsior. which had so already intrigued the internet users through a video extract of the festival. madben as for him encloses this opus with a sober and powerful remix.
tivoli trax started as a multiplex series paying tribute to local artists connected to kongs mantra night club. while it was based in copenhagens tivoli gardens. the first 1996 ep was followed in 97 by vol. 2 and finally by a 12 track cd compilation in 98. in 2018 we are bringing back this iconic tribute to amazing copenhagen based producers with tivoli trax vol. 3!
an underwater adventure by young parisian shelter. where previous releases have seen the synth-obsessed frenchman take his inspiration from caribbean rhythms or balearic attitudes. this marine missive sees shelter turn to the lavish world of the library.creating his an alternate score to jean faurez 1960 documentary short.
heisenberg presents the limited black series. featuring tracks from the romanian mastermind guy from downstairs. label-head saktu. moscows groove master lost.act and stan yaroslavsky the modular genius from tel-aviv. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
remastered from two private tapes (1990 -absolutely electronic and 1992 memories from times to come) that michel nolet the one man band used to share in the 90 s with other music collectors and hometapers from canada. england and germany only.
4 tracks carefully selected from ernst thoma 80s private catalogue. including winterspiel (projectos & progestos coimbra). a 1981 portugal performance in collaboration with peter trachsel. mr. thoma having fun with commodore sx 64. c-lab sequenzer. oberheim xpander. tms synthesizer & polyphon and serge modular music system.
remastered reissue of whitneys recording originally released on tape cassette in 1983. produced and engineered by walter whitney from april 1982 to august 1983 at subterranean sound studios. accompanied by carl weingarten and david udell s guitar magic sounds.
picking up from where she left off with last years successful tools of my purpose. e- saggila has returned to bank employing a more sublime and immersive electronic document. previously leaning toward noisier and distorted rhythms. she has incorporated more sophisticated elements into writing and production. dedicated to sublimity is a product of growth and progression but still reflects the raw elements weve heard in her early recordings. lush and atmospheric elements coincide with the brutality of her live sets and play off one another as a cohesive representation of the e-saggila project.
repress: this is the sort of record that could only have been made by someone with a vast amount of experience. producer nick dunton has a decade s worth of releases behind him. and it shows. sketches of my life veritably skips between electronic sounds and styles. it s deeply rooted in techno and electronica and specifically the clean futurisms of detroit s belleville three but steadfastly refuses to stick to one particular groove. once offers heady dub techno enriched by cascading piano figures. lost love bittersweet electro. fallen and abandoned virtues. meanwhile. evoke memories of teenage nights lost in the otherworldly sounds of warps pioneering artificial intelligence compilations.
john digweed s long standing live in series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling. minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler. out via bedrock. captures elements from across digweed s set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl three see s tracks from renato cohen. edit select. jimmy van m & juan hansen and pascal feos.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year. dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album. decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful. dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction. leonel castillo. & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
timothy j fairplay with the first release on nyc label body works. 4 tracks of electro madness with influences ranging from new wave. italo. gigolo/ebm. chicago (acid house & early industrial) & 1890s haunted brothel vibes.
john digweed s long standing live in series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling. minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler. out via bedrock. captures elements from across digweed s set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl two sees tracks from marc romboy. robert babicz and luke brancaccio & simon berry feat. jjd.
one half of the kwc 92 (who has previously delivered two top notch lps for l.i.e.s.). swedish producer max stenerudh aka maxxx bass steps forward with a 9 track solo effort titled gone fishing. right off the bat we hear stenerudh immersing himself in a world of chilled out and narrative fm electronic explorations that call to mind places past. the untitled tracks leave it to the listerner to create a story on their own. as voice pads. hand drums and dare we say pan flutes push and pull their way through the album creating dreamlike textures and otherwordly escapes. ideal music to fall into a late afternoon summer siesta to. lp comes come with full color 22cmx28cm color poster and download card
a longtime staple of the infamous hague scene. dj overdose returns to l.i.e.s. with what may be his heaviest release to date. razor sharp top notch production is the name of the game on this four tracker which sees overdose move from relentless broken beat electro on the a-side to the more wave influenced cuts on the b-side s. dark spectre echo and strompel. overdose proves once again he is and always has been one of the major forces in the electro world since the early-90s consistently refining his sound and pushing it to new territories. essential!
john digweed s long standing live in. series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling. minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler. out via bedrock. captures elements from across digweeds set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl one see s tracks from marc romboy. molecule. denis horvat and luke brancaccio & simon berry versus john digweed & nick muir.
two sprawling sagas just in time for your summer… the fast-rising brazilian-in-barcelona known as terr takes time out from launching her new live show to touch down on planet correspondant. and she does so with two beguiling cyberpunk schematics. authentic down to the last wavy synth idiosyncrasies. both neuromancer and ‘multiverse extend the analog dialogue terrs been parlaying since she emerged on hotflush in 2016. the former swaggers with loose drum charm but swoons with sweeping synth emotion while the latter struts with late night neon fantasies and a stirring sense of synth triumph. both provide the same message: this is terr at her most adventurous. detailed and ultimately hopeful with its strong sense of sci-fi mystique. galvanised by insane levels of relentless cosmic funk from krystal klear on the remix. every track on this ep is guaranteed to spin you into a dizzy state of delirium. precision timing from cardinis correspondant. and yet another exceptional release.
students red axes are very excited to present the first part of their new project called: trips. a multi media venture combining music. film and travelling across the globe in pursuit of extra ordinary collaborations. niv arzi and dori sadovnik are seeking to discover new grounds and sounds. and to record local musicians. indigenous instruments and present workshops for youth music schools. in march of 2017. the israeli duo touched down in africa for the first time. and set up camp in both ethiopia and ivory coast. yielding in africa. a triple header ep which features three slices of contemporary body music. with both east and west african musical motifs. the project will always present a musical release. on vinyl and digital. that was created on the trip. accompanied with a documentary. showing the whole journey.
david mayer’s career and background is marked by a desire to keep moving and experiencing new perspectives. having finally settled in berlin. the german dj and producer has built up an enviously diverse back catalogue on labels such as connected frontline. objektivity. gruuv. audiomatique and keinemusik. with his first release on acid pauli and nico stojan’s ouie label. mayer brings his trademark groove to the fore once more. ‘the call’ is a mid tempo chugger built around a kick. clap and 808 blip. before a more organic groove develops. the slowed down chants and wigged out synth line take the vibe into afro cosmic territory. without losing the original energy. ‘sooner’ is a little more urgent - a crisp. forward leaning rhythm and a deep. subby bass lead the way. before another frazzled synthesiser takes us on a melodic walkabout. ‘black queen’ is another example of mayer’s slick drum programming. keeping things zesty on the dance floor but with acres of space to lose yourself in.
acid house alert! we are really excited to introduce you our new release. tomlin is a misterious producer from our gang and we are sure you will love him. pure analog stuff for omar s and levon vincents fans. dont miss it!
repress incoming! a blast from the past... one of the most iconic tracks from the noir music back-catalogue makes a remixed revival. 3 impressive remixes to spice up your dj sets. victor ruiz makes bipolar star a fantastic big room techno stomper with his signature sound and just the right amount of melody from the original to make it recognizable. re:axis almost makes the track unrecognicable with a more minimal techno approach. something i am sure will please the forefront of the underground techno scene. animal picnic & aaryon almost pays tribute to the original with their very cool update keeping a lot of the original feel but cleverly tweaked the elements to sound super fresh again. i believe there’s a little something for everyone in this remix package which was the purpose behind doing it instead of a bunch of remixes sounding the same. i hope you like the new remixes and put “bipolar star” right back into rotation.
89:ghost are thrilled to bring you an ep from talented finnish producer vesa-matti. with an ep that could be a dub techno soundtrack to a finnish sealife documentory. here s some direct info: tracks were written & produced by vesa-matti kivioja in vaasa. finland. between 2011-2017 in three different locations. highsquare sound. studio k & seafront mixingroom: we seriously dig this dude. try check out his other. more ambient work too if you can. peace. nx
ambien baby is an emergent project from the increasingly prolific d. tiffany and dan rincon. both luminaries of the vancouver scene. after a first official appearance on normals welcome last year. the pair are back with some deft and delightful adventures through rugged breaks. playful synth touches and a healthy dose of 90s attitude. somehow these ingredients are deployed with that distinctive laid back west coast vibe that makes for such compelling listening as well as potent dancefloor weapons - take nada (live at sweep up) as a case in point. rolling breaks and nasty acid lines there may be. but the mood still has a heads down quality to it that just gets under your skin.
tabernacle aren t as known for their reissue work. but here they ve made an exception to shine a light on a truly astounding hidden gem lost in the dry ice haze of the early 90s. phuture classical appendix a originally came out on cassette in 1992 on drome tapes in the netherlands. showcasing a low key selection of artists exploring the limits of deep. dark techno and house. now spread across three 12inch releases. these treasured curios now get the widespread release they deserve. leading in with the haunting self-titled track from paradize disowned before the gritty techno throb of gee lee by dj zero one. considered in their execution and immensely evocative of the underbelly of early rave culture. these releases are ones that discerning old-skool heads will not want to miss.
the willpower to guide the eye to the dreamlike. a profound devotion through research and music. a continuous trip the one into sound. and by whom decides to undertake it. made to build a productive space where a creative need finds its expression.
eddie fowlkes is one of detroits finest. still working doggedly to push his own distinct spin on the motor city sound. hes taking no prisoners on this latest 12inch on his own detroit wax label. bringing a tough and righteous rhythm to the foreground on give it up for my dj with some of those head spinning melodic flourishes that are his trademark. love works is a crooked groover that piles the bass on generously and keeps the swing up high if this one doesnt get bodies jerking then nothing will. no-one does it quite like fowlkes. and hes on impeccable form here.