clinically excellent by salik from going good records brixton with a superiourly consistent. bass heavy. strict & steady (dub) stepper molding deep. dark & atmospheric strings pending between dub step and the sounds of d&b. backed by dj sotofett s off-kilter & de-syncronized excursion surging through acidic & 3d sonic landscapes.
3rd part of lns & dj sotofett s 12- trilogy. (extended mix) riding 12 min with corresponding tr-808 & 909 rhythms. layered progressive strings & patterned blips. (techno mix) with bouncy bass line. heavier drums and amplified strings. the 12- rounds of with thematic beatless (fuge mix).
another top notch bokhari outing! stephen is a scotsman but sounds like he is from detroit - he was also on bk013 where he shared an ep with hiver and provided us with the excellent theme from sapl.this time he s on his own. early 90s uk electronica and of course. the inescapable detroit blueprint run deep through this one. the unmistakably chewy. tangible heft of analogue sonics married perfectly with emotive melodies. a welcome whiff of azymuth era kenny larkin clings to the whole ep. while cologne collective noorden regular ikpathua lays out a spacious and deeply atmospheric rendition too...
r&s proudly presents brand new signing felix manuel aka djrum. djrum is a perennially acclaimed underground artist. since his first release in 2010 whos quietly built a list of fans that reads like a whos who of contemporary dance music. as an artist. djrum has formed a reputation for his unique fusion of a range of genres ranging from jazz. hip hop and dubstep to ambient and techno. his music swells with oceanic bass laded beats. cavernous atmospherics and deeply emotive melodies. an accomplished dj his compositional approach feels like a natural collage of his influences which has seen him release for the likes of the zenker brothers ilian tape imprint as well as the influential 2nd drop label. plus remixes for ninja tune and domino. felix now steps up to the plate at r&s with one of his most visionary releases to date. deeply meditative melodies twist and turn through stuttering rhythms and pulsing low bass. hypnotic pads and woozy atmospherics. manuels music somehow manages to retains the urgency and dynamic pressure of the dance floor with the intimacy and elegant detailing of the best headphone music. a natural fit for r&s. there is a full length djrum album in the pipeline in 2018 - looks like its going to be an exciting year ahead.
ltd 2017 repress . rest in peace andreas. your music will live on forever. andreas gehm. before his untimely death. announced on his board he wasn t coming back on stage but he had releases in the pipeline of important labels. two of these tracks were meant to involve. tribute to the master of german acid.
mm audio has decided to launch a series of various artists periodically. the first of the series includes four different artists with four original tracks. different sounds sought in the scene of young talents who have expressed their sound for this ep.
lithuania s greyscale returns this december with ohrwert’s “fidelis / blavus”. backed with remixes from xdb and grad_u.
greyscale was launched in 2012 by lithuanian producer and dj grad_u. and photographer rima prusakova. set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.
the original mix of “blavus” opens the ep. perfectly setting the tone with murky. ethereal atmospherics. billowing dub echoes. modulating percussion and thunderous drums before dubtechno stalwart xdb strips things back a little with soft touches of the originals airy drones tucked away in the depths whilst choppy stabs and dynamically unfolding analogue rhythms wander throughout.
the second original from ohrwert opens the flip-side. upping the energy levels slightly with hooky stab-sequences. filtered delays and hypnotic melodies running alongside a sturdy percussive foundation. lastly to round out the release grad_u reworks “blavus” into a more groove-driven workout. employing shuffled hats. looped dub chords and bumpy sub-bass hits throughout.
mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin.
less thought. more direction and purpose. less catering. more expression. this was saviles mantra as he sculpted his compersion ep for mike simonettis 2mr and its a mantra we should all subscribe to. its come about through his introspective analysis during the creation of his most succinct and starkest exploration date
in a time when everybody gets a virtual stage to speak out about anybody at anytime. sharing moments in dark places together with people known and unknown while completely immersing into the music seems to be a valuable anchor. a (hopefully) phone-free and algorithm-free space with no need for judgments and justifications builds the realm for a respectful togetherness. night defined recordings provides a soundtrack for those precious hours by putting together two thoughtful dub tracks by fred kreeger. each of them reinterpreted in a very different approach by fellow berliners pablo mateo and ron wilson. enjoy this beautiful piece of limited hand-stamped wax!
super rhythm trax boss jerome hill is back on the label with 3 otherworldly tracks cut loud for maximum dancefloor devastation. beginning with the wistful acid pump of back & forth moving through to the alien jacking of weird language and leaving you wide eyed in the grip of close encounters.
the debut album from fast-rising moscow based producer harry light will celebrate robot ranch s 10th release and anniversary. with the range of atmospheric out of space audio structures and analogue deep house/techno flavors there s a lot of things to discover inside. -coaster- delivers stripped back deep techno grooves while trainspotting explores the functional delights of minimalistic sound. -chapter i draw the dub techno dancing realms and nights before finishing the first vinyl with deep atmospheric vibes. unpacking second vinyl you ll find dilemma more dark but very functional dancefloor heater with deeper roller friday night affair on the same side. the lp headliner northern lights brings in with the raw techno palette heavily influenced by its garage sub bass. acid-house dancefloor tool and secret weapon right moment unleash the vinyl number two. happily. there is much to find and listen on the third vinyl. uk rain delivers dusty. sample-heavy deep house groover with touch of garage hooks. while strong iv holds the melody and dubby chords in more classical way filling the mood with beauty and immersed in thought. amayak drives you fastly into jacking-house dancefloor groover which will leave you there without hope for salvation. the last but not least headswing gets you into the hypnotic voodoo thrill or maybe as an act: you discover yourself in center of pbar dancefloor diving into the depth.
NICTOFILIA (REMIXES BY SYNTHEK. PLAGUE. UNGAR) (180G / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D12.12.17
180gr vinyl only! unclosed returns with a couple of techno tracks for the floor. this time. from stardust club (madrid. spain). the resident: nöle give us with a personal style techno track. crazy synths and deep effects over powerful 4x4 bass. also. the atmospheric and deeper vision of the original track of synthek (natch). a perfect trip. on the other side. plague looking for a hypnotic techno track. and ungar with his minimalistic vision of nöle’s track completes the vinyl. released as a limited 180gr vinyl only.
formed in 1997. and inaugurated that year with a split 12inch from new-comers and label founders. solvent and lowfish. this year suction records celebrates its 20th anniversary with the re-introduction of their famed snow robots series of compilations. while originally started as a north american answer to uk electronix labels like rephlex. skam and warp records. a sound that is still a staple of the current suction records catalog. suctions sound has also swerved into new territories. reflecting our love of dark 80s electronic music synthpop. ebm. and beyond. snow robots volume 4 features an international array of artists. fromsuction records mainstays like digital poodle. june. celldoed. and ceramic hello (with their much sought-after 1982 vocoder anthem). to label-favourites appearing on suction records for the first time: beau wanzer. morah. and one of skanfrom/sleeparchives lesser known aliases. civil defence programme.
suction records is proud to present the 4th and final volume of rx-101’s “ep” series of vinyl releases. showcasing a selection of standout cuts from dutch producer erik jong’s vast archive of previously-unreleased techno. idm. acid. and electro. recorded to cassette from 1997-1999. roland’s cover-star instruments. the sh-101 and juno-106. play a prominent role in ep 4’s sound - a playful mix of joyous. sometimes haunting synthesizer melodies. and raw. crunchy percussion. from the early-squarepusher melodies of opener themis. to the eerie boards of canada-like nostalgia of transmission. ep 4 delivers 6 tracks of classic late-90s electronix. with rx-101 affirming himself as an unheralded master in the rephlex/warp/skam domain.
roma zuckerman returns to trip with his debut ep. which emerges after 2 stand-out appearances on the label compilations in 2015 and 2016. that present terminal blends murky textures and sinister vocals across 4 delusional tracks. glitchy percussion and scuzzy frequencies march with intent whilst uncanny voices mumble to the beat of their own insanity. unnerving tones test our limits whilst underlying grooves offer mild relief. that present terminal condenses a broad sonic palette into 4 truly bizarre cuts that. once tested. are hard to put down.
cititrax is excited to present the first in a series of 4 song samplers showcasing the talents of some of the most innovative producers of the moment. cititrax: tracks volume one features amato. an edgy new project brought to you by the hacker. tzusing. a young producer from china known for his hard-hitting l.i.e.s. releases. our beloved berlin based former new yorker an-i. and oliver ho’s stunning broken english club. the overall sound can be described as modern. uncompromising and guttural. each artist reinvents dance music by bringing their own unique vision to the floor. artwork designed by veronica vasicka and sourced from polaroids shot in nyc clubs in the 1980s. cititrax: tracks volume one is pressed on black vinyl.
ikeaboy is the intermittent project from damian tubbritt. who first debuted the moniker more than ten years ago. it s been a long while since any fresh material from this deep cover curio of oddball techno hit wax. but now wicked bass have done the honourable thing and gathered up this excellent trio of tracks. shape memory plies a funky line in squelchy bass and jangling delay trills. while living in the future opts for a more mysterious. pad soaked trip into spooked out electro. on the b-side dayna sports some forthright drum machine beats and epic sweeps of synths that only serve to confound any expectations you might have about the sound of ikeaboy.
moto music round off a cracking year with this essential collection of deep diving techno finery from bigeneric. one of marco repetto s many long-lasting aliases. the swiss polymath is a dab hand at wringing illustrious machine soul out of his machines. whether it be crafty. head-snagging rhythms or plush and expressive threads of synth work. and on this double pack you get an abundance of both. with one foot firmly in the heritage of detroit and the other gazing into the stellar orbit of the finest european techno dreamers. this is elegant. thoughtful electronic music of the highest order.
so. after a little break we’re back with a new release. this time we’re joined by the multi-talented production powerhouse that is swarm intelligence (aka simon hayes). landing heavy with four bruising techno cuts that each find their own unique way of taking your head off. ear017 is a bumpy journey through darker club flavours. ‘flatlands’ opens things up. reminiscent of the type of marching. granite-heavy brum techno of old – this is minimal in construction but maximum in its impact. move forward to ‘ground up’ where demonic. dissonant keys take the lead above a rattling midrange that sounds like a corrugated roof ready to fly off. opting for cleaner. elastic drum patterns on ‘tingla’. hayes swaps tense for dense. with a loud take on steppy techno. that’ll please fans of some of blawan’s earlier work. ‘skitz’ starts out an a more dub tip with a wailing. paranoia inducing hook and snaking rhythms. eventually joined by more hard-hitting broken kicks. leading us comfortably into oblivion.
the visionary from detroit. terrence dixon. is back to 30d records with an exquisite pack of vanguard tastefully built on techno. this fifth chapter of the exoplanets series is powered with two original cuts and a pair of remixes.
the homonymous title track. “digital ladder”. sinks us to a hypnotic state conducted by a dreamy and evocative sequence. the big dasha rush takes over the message and reframes it getting percussive expressiveness and savoir faire on her remix.
b side starts with the second dixon’s proposal. “this is a test”. same artistic tools. different discourse. shape and result. on this track. experimentalism gets us higher with a fanciful cyclic pattern. garnished with sporadic ascensions. that streams on a subtile bassdrum. 30drop takes the relay to carry up the message to his own stylistic universe constructing a fine solid remix.
“digital ladder” is an abstract and immersive trip to some place beyond the consciousness that relies into the core of the vanguard dancefloor. you can’t miss it!
the good thing. if we talk about real artists is: their music never gets old. titonton duvante presents another essential record on his new classic series. this time it s the -furity ep- which came out on the legendary multiplex label 1998. all tracks are re-mastered and the music couldn t sound fresher than today!
POOL DAZE (HVL & KIYADAMA MIXES) (140 GRAM SPLATTERED BLUE & WHITE VINYL . 2XLP)
2x12" Vinyl UK11.12.17
limited to 300 copies. rising talent aleks joins jeremiah r. hvl. dj guy and mnlth in the organic analogue realm of spiritual sonic exploration. the amsterdam-based producer has already made a name for himself in the past few years with his penchant for sci-fi imagery and impeccable hardware jams. hence he feels like a natural fit for oa. this double lp release provides the chance to hear some of the breadth in aleks productions. from ambient submersions to detroitian techno and sharp edged 303 resonance that skirts the divide between jacking club material and emotional content.
im gegensatz zu seinem letzten bnr release. der digitalen -memorial park tapes vol.1- ep von 2016. bringt der australische dj/produzent jensen interceptor auf der -6th element- ep. die in kollaboration mit assembler code entstand. eine mehr darke. fokussierte und seriöse Ästhetik mit rein. das ergebnis sind 4 tracks perfekter club-techno voller ebm- und industrial-einflüssen und bedrohlicher kulisse.
nach ed davenports festnetz ep. begrüßen adriatique den nächsten virtuosen auf ihrem label: luca ballerini kündigt nach releases auf innervisions. cocoon oder be as one die neue magnolia ep auf siamese an. auf der mit seiner charakteristischen balance zwischen dancefloor und einem hypnotischen. fast träumerischen ansatz wieder vollkommen überzeugt.
shlomi aber with an outstanding 5 tracker on andre kronerts odd even. born and raised in israel. shlomis personal approach. married with 15 years of production experience and over 20 years of djing. takes influence from jazz. funk. minimal. acid. and in particular the old techno movement. both his production and sets are based around techno influenced underground house music. creating a unique sound of intelligent and futuristic harmonies. and a natural mixture of strong and deep grooves. with this 5-tracker he proofs again why he is still one of the cornerstones in the techno movement. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
tr one return with 4 very different tracks recorded in one take at their studio in the irish southeast. a month has passed uses a dubbed out aesthetic merging influences from uk bass and detroit using shimmering melodic progression. the boutique of never ending dreams works towards a synth laden dreamlike peak. the printer duly merges playful chicago drums with an organic chord structure to create a head nodding funk. finishing the ep is road to the sea . a pensive sway of dubby sonics masked in a fog of reverb. tr one are an established name in the irish electronic music community and are known for their energetic and engaging performances as djs. they have received critical acclaim for the raw soulful productions from their studio in hometown carlow. ireland. they have gained respect for their ability to deftly move between the lines of genres with a strong sense of adventure and connection with detroit/chicago/dublin machine soul. from this they have released music on lunar disko. apartment and fine art recordings. with the strains of the us midwest never far from sonic influence. they have worked in a range of styles from old movie soundtrack disco with new jackson to punishing techno sharing wax space with the phantom planet outlaws.
lie of the land debuts on porn wax with an appropriately subterranean take on the acid house formula. amping up the delay feedback and weaving accomplished waves of melody in between the floor-minded components of the music. chapparal is especially deep diving. tapping into a late night mood for backroom beauties and beasts to sway rhythmically to. navigator has sharper edges. but is no less hypnotic and subliminal in its approach. the porn wax stamp is a trusted destination for left of centre tackle for stranger dancefloors. and lie of the land understands their unique vibe innately.
shoutscire & francesco mon : lady from the east incl. ashley casselle remix you breathe dope effect in the deep soul of this release. in proper sublime psychedelia of assie vocals. weaver of ancestral melodies able to transform listening in an open-eyes dreaming. as well as in the cutting edge textures and sharp grooves of the original mix where ethnic mood of composition is soaked with never ordinary tech energy. first product of collaboration between our francesco mon and the sicilian. ibiza based. avant-garde producer. composer-multi-instrumentalist and much more: shoutscire. as well as in the refined ashley casselle s interpretation we can not stop playing anytime after the first hearing. as hopefully you will love loving like this superb mix. gians :: the guardian - incl. erly tepshi remix if you love to fly with the music. feeling like being in a space shuttle loaded of empathy and soul vibrations. then the guardian will easily give what you need. the last opus of an always more espressive composer and producer like gians with a fantastic remix of erly tepshi conducts on a proper lysergic planet never to be leaved.
dennis ferrer & andré hommen are back on their own objektivity imprint. hommen s sensory track is his fourth label-appearance in a row already while dennis ‚we talk back is reminding on the old ny house days. especially when the vocals come in. limited vinyl edition to pair up these two big records for objektivity in 2017.
we’re pleased to announce our latest project and second limb to let’s go swimming. vowel sounds. a series of cassette releases exploring unconventional approaches to production and sound. for our first release we welcome keef winter to the family with his project “handyman”.
3byk debuts with a release of a strong and uncompromising techno.
a1 track is a 12 min passage through distorted acid lines and a heavy bass groove
b1 has a powerful flow and a heavy but funky rhythm
b2 is a drunk synth over a strong drum pattern
fleisch is thrilled to present the debut of stockholm’s dissociō... modus trā...ns. aka dmt. featuring four cuts of some of the purest. unadulterated acid ever to hit the streets since orange sunshine. in the words of terence mckenna himself. sampled in the opening title track. “dmt is the strongest hallucinogen there is…”. and dmt certainly hold true to their name as a pair of 303s weave a mind-altering journey through multiple dimensions of being. driven and dirty techno beats form the rhythmic foundation while esoteric vocal samples lead the proceedings through the tibetan book of the dead in “origin/destination” and “bardo thō...dol”. and onward into the metaphysical mantra of “trans dimensional”.
perc trax completes its duo of “bitter music” remix eps with this three tracker that aims directly for the dance floor. opening up proceedings is dax j. who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few years and who here serves up an irresistible take on “unelected” fueled by the driving energy his productions and sets have become famous for. next up stroboscopic artefacts boss lucy layers shifting textures over popping kick drums for a version of “wax apple” that perfectly blends form and function. lastly matrixxman. himself another of the key break out artists of the last few years. takes control of “rat run” and morphs in into a rolling drum track built on rolling toms and topped off with dubbed out elements of perc’s original mix.
perc’s third album “bitter music” pushed his sound to further extremes than ever before when released in april of this year. winning widespread acclaim and launching a worldwide tour to support it. now the album returns with two eps of interpretations for a diverse selection of remixers most of whom are new to perc trax. this first ep of remixes takes in head front panel’s constantly building. pulsating version of deep album moment “the thought that counts”. hodge’s bristol meets london meets berlin stepping take on “chatter” and a screwfaced broken version of album opener “exit” by rising blackest ever black star pessimist.
a diverse techno e.p. each track suitable for a specific time. place & audience.
everything’s possible. nothing has to be. probably best describes the current selection. while artik brutally transforms the industrial into the techno format. chris moss acid and spaceinvasion ride the 303. the former combines analog-synths with repetitive peaktime-techno. while spaceinvasion interprets this through a sluggish. yet no less brutal. flow. lastly. lucindo scatters nuances of trance. rave!
after the recent collaborative library of babel ep alongside retina.it and prg/m as r2π... . ruhig is back on midgar with the 4tracker sleeping oracle ep. first instalment of a release trilogy. expect nice things!
live recorded on 2 track revox at koprod studio zürich in 1982 chapter 3 of mr. thoma having fun with the serge modular music system and tms synthesizer. accompanied by knut remond on drums. proto-techno monster lp.
those who physically suffer from dopamine depletion seek ways to experience maximized pleasure. hong kongs hyper everything enfant terrible. s.y. delivers a much darker complex ep than his two previous offerings under a new alias. a creative therapy of sorts apparently dealing with substance abuse and unstable mental conditions which luckily for everyone translates into more leftfield dancefloor gold with the brilliantly nondescript $ lfo and weirdo power drive of the title track on a side. followed on the flip by a surprisingly beautiful ode to concrete music. and a deeply haunting field recording piece that closes a perfectly round ep... or does it? sleeve artwork by matt damhave
a prison of predictions is the first lp from the ownlife label (excepting seld series. focused in pressing back gems from two decades ago) and also by the person behind it. leiras.
on it. the producer showcases a compendium featuring the characteristic sound of the platform. pushing ahead cyclical techno together with tracks that evoke the persistence of remembrance. echoing the preterit sound of sandwell district and renewed sound formulas from almost two decades of uk electronica. ambient brush strokes outline soundscapes surrounded by analogue sounds that share space with more direct and snappy songs. a scape on the frenetic side of electronica with an idm-leaning end closes the equation.
substantiating his versatility as a producer with the label’s previous 10 titles and undoubtedly confirmed on this record. leiras offers a consequent closing for the first stage of ownlife. which finishes on this point in order to look for new sound structures for the next transmissions.
this lp has been created in berlin during the last months using mixed recording techniques with the purpose of conceiving a narrative thread that gives coherence to the release. without doubt an inflection point in leiras’ discography.
night blind is richard fearless second release on drones white label series. the title track coalesced in the early hours of the morning as diffuse. turneresque lights glimmered across the thames and the container was pounded by a storm. unnerving and melancholic yet with a glimmer of light. this is fearless at his best. on the b side is cancan. with xaviers spiritual acid head. kenichi iwasa. on percussion duties. this is one for peak time body shaking. both tracks were recorded and mixed at the metal box by chris blakey and produced by richard fearless. stamped and numbered edition of 300 vinyl
“i’m not at all sorry. now that he’s dead.
he took my cheese and ate it in my stead.
he’s punished by fate - god. you’ve avenged me.”
“the fox and the raven” is the maiden release for denise rabe’s self titled label. conceived to be the channel thru which her personal. unfiltered. haunting sound will find it’s body and voice.
exemplifying this with the 3 cuts on “the fox and the raven”: driven. hypnotic. techno with a chasing sense of urgency. balanced with eeire lamenting melodies. perfectly fitting the tales of lore chosen to illustrate each release like a volume in an odyssey.
concluding this chapter. a limited pressing of 300 reproductions serigraphed. embossed and scented. echoing how like fables. music. occupies a tangible moment in the listeners life and space.
future music from new kanada s frontman adam marshall. sometimes its hard to categorize certain tracks and these ones are from outa space. it reminds me a lot of the time when we all discovered the first playhouse records from isolee. losoul and soylent green. magic moments which at first listen maybe not seem to work on the dancefloor because they are too challenging. but if you find the right moment they gonna work wonder…tip!
the third instalment of the bodybuilder quartet has arrived. and once again label boss nachtbraker adds an exciting name to the quartet series manifesto. moscow native kuzma palkin previously released a double 10 and a double 12 on quality russian imprint gost zvuk. but is also known for his productions under his audiocad (between us) and kausto (shanti records) noms de guerre. make sure to check those out if you havent already. here. kuzma serves up an ep as deep as they come. with greasy. industrial and glitchy sounds floating on steady beats. title tune macho culture is a peaktime roller for darker club spaces with its deep melodic stabs. slapping snares and a haunting synth. also on the a is muscle mass increase. which is cut from the same haunting cloth but comes with an edgy saw synth that will have the punters reach for the lazers. flip over for ?proper sauna chill. which comes with a thumping kick. beautifully crafted sound design details and an undeniable groove. closing kuzmas quartet series debut ep is krepkiye bitsepsky. another showcase of amazing sound design and warped stabs floating over a steady break beat and groovy bass line to round things off nicely.
new york city based further reductions is the live project from husband and wife shawn (aka vapauteen. 400ppm. let er est) and katie o sullivan (aka rose e kross. ppg). back in 2014 they released their gorgeous debut album on cititrax records. the album was an adventurous trip. where they pushed forward a unique sound. after all those years there will be a follow up to this ep on knekelhuis. expect a fusion of different sounds. grimy and pretty at the same time.
after solemnly closing out the spc-series in 2016. jeroen search hands in his second ep of the year for figure. carrying his signature style. these tunes embody the live-recording feel he is known for. perfectly executed and arranged in clean-cut layers. both tracks on the a-side feature big and beefy beats. their generous sub-range creating ample space for the juxtaposing elements to effectively slice through. whether it be the penetrating bleeps of deduced or the piercing rides on interval. things get bumpy on the flip when the rugged but undeniable groove of steady pulse firmly stands its ground against repeated onslaughts of flailing percussion. the jolty rhythms and tinkling loops of endless circles may seem like it being the odd one out. but unexpectedly merge into an intricate mesh of sounds. making for a most memorable closer to this jam-packed ep.
lespoints010 - occult anti-neo-liberal acid squad vol.1 ep all songs written by flavio audino. luca digi lio. nicola kazimir and walid el barbir arranged by flavio audino. nicola kazimir and walid el barbir engineered by nicola kazimir and walid el barbir recorded at association les points. .zürich. switzerland mixed at association les points. zürich. switzerland mastered at analogcuts mastering. berlin. germany
savas pascalidis releases heavy new ep brain waves on atrophic society savas pascalidis is an artist who needs little in the way of introduction. having a career that spans the last 25 years. and releases on a staggering number of great labels (gigolo records. kurbel. non series. mote evolver. stockholm ltd. children of tommorow. skudge. figure and many more). were proud to welcome savas to the atrophic society family. brain waves sees further exploration of the techno that defines savas’ sound. savage. grooving and dripping in nuance. all four cuts on this ep will set the night on fire. distant dreams is a tunnelling beast that twists and turns over itself with insistent percussive slaps and grooving bass. underpinning a driving synth line that stacks up to create a furious ep opener. there were no parts to work from to make a remix with. so in a total class move echologist drops a cover mix of the b1 track resonate. though it could be said that it’s inspired by all the original tracks on the ep. he strips it back to the bare necessities and propels it forward in true echologist style. the original of resonate is noisey and blustery as the title would suggest. hissing and bleeping over a mid range bassline that tastefully peaks and troughs for the length of the journey. finally. rounding out the ep in total class. subminimal crescendo’s with layers of noise and delay over a funk-fuelled rhythm. all four tracks on this forward thinking ep for atrophic society are essential machine-made music and an outstanding addition to savas body of work.
milan based collective just this return with two va releases to continue their broken promises series. with the aim of documenting the progression of cultural movements. the label have pursued underground material since 2010. broken promises part 3 and part 4 are due for release on 1st december and 8th december respectively. and each feature four new tracks channelling refined techno with minimalist. ambient sentiments. hunter/game open part 3 with distance. a meditative journey through ambient textures using expansive synths and vast acoustics. next. architectural brandishes 808 drums for a tense workout on electric soul. on the b-side. label co-owner pisetzky explores the darker side of minimal on anterial. whilst altman plays with moody bass and ricocheting percussion on shapes. part 4 opens with a shuffling rhythmic framework on inlands aechmea. followed by zona. a pointillist groove by ben gibson. aka one half of the collaborative project dyad. on my flowers kundal. a cyclical melody wanders through eerie acoustics whilst hiver navigates a broken beat framework with glitchy distortions and dub echoes on stellar parallax landing
the 7 year anniversary of dame-music continues! following the well-acclaimed various artists ep earlier this year. which included tracks from boo williams. the analogue cops and milton bradley vs bloody mary. dame-music is back and proud to present its 36th release. this time inviting two very special guests to share the record with label boss bloody mary. the melting point ep marks the fusion of three renowned producers including kink. thomas p. heckmann and bloody mary. it s no secret that these three are acid lovers. and their combination on this release shows three different takes on the acid sound. both kink and thomas p. heckmann need no introduction. bloody mary has followed their music for many years and the melting point ep marks the coming together of mary with two of her most respected acid producers. all on the one record. dame-music promises all three tracks will damage the dancefloor each in their own way. just be sure to play them loud. over the past 7 years. dame-music has shaped its identity by continuously releasing a distinct blend of techno and house music. 2018 shows no signs of slowing down. stay tuned!
mindtrip is glad to introduce dold. a huge young talent from the swedish techno scene. known for his first releases on float records and his platform arsenik. ‘shutdown ep showcases a big range of his musical identity. dold takes us into a hypnotic journey with his melodic interpretations. while he moves things faster on the darkest side of this ep. with his driven techno tracks fully inspired by 909 patterns and analog synth jams. we are really happy to welcome such a young and furious spirit on the label. and we do believe his tunes work best if you play them out loud. this is mindtrip!
marco resmann returns to watergate after a productive stint at the red bull music studios in cape town with two stellar cuts featuring local heroes deep aztec and black soda. tack on a remix from the one and only oliver huntemann and another revision from resmann himself and you have the ‘babylon side ep. teaming up to kick things off. resmann. black soda and deep aztec embrace the cultural sounds of africas organic percussion and vocal prowess to create a tour de force tune perfectly balance between flashing club lights and vast open skies. following suit. ‘abadala sees marco again with deep aztec for a lush ride into deep emotional spaces by applying mesmerizing syncopated rhythms and spellbinding vocals ideal for deeper or more sentimental dance floor moments. up next is techno legend oliver huntemann who. playing after resmann earlier this year at the 15 years of watergate event at warung beach club in brazil enjoyed his set and the two hit it off. so logically he was asked to lend his trademark sound for a revision of ‘babylon side and he twists the original into a heavy techno belter complete with sinister sonics and fever inducing sirens. wrapping things up is marco resmann himself with his own take on ‘babylon sides and delivers a wild and twisted version of gargantuan low end and psychedelic shimmers of the original vocal resulting in a killer tune with a ton of attitude.
much may have changed over a two-decade period. but drumcode s commitment to releasing the scene s most cutting-edge and refined techno remains resolute. 2017 has already seen releases from adam beyer vs pig&dan. alan fitzpatrick. ilario alicante. julian jeweil. as well as a debut album from layton giordani. the label continues push forwards. bringing fail-safe. club-ready music to the techno community. perennial pushers of the techno envelope. dense & pika are renowned for their standout studio output that seems to constantly conjure up a particularly unique take on their distinct sound. d&p have rather outdone themselves in 2017. kicking off the year with a selection of back catalogue remixes from the likes of danny daze. scuba. slam and yotam avni that illustrated the high esteem in which d&p are held by their peers right across the spectrum. from heritage acts to current headliners and cutting edge talent. the duo have gone on to drop bomb after bomb after bomb. their universally lauded remix of tiga s louder than a bomb was the first of a run of chart topping cuts. with a remix of me & her s wild rage on jamie jones hottrax imprint and their own casino single both challenging the norm of what techno sounds like in the here and now. cooked up with a more melodic vibe and fusing elements of house and techno. dense & pika s latest outing on drumcode offers something different compared to their previous work. there is still that vintage feel to each of the tracks with analogue sounds and arrangements born and developed from experimental studio jams. indeed. suki heavily utilizes the distinct harmonic tones of the dave smith prophet 8 keyboard. while little sun - a staple of d&p performances over the last three months - delivers a more classic drumcode sound. lanky closes out the release with an infectious slab of wonderfully wonked-out raw funk
although rico puestel has been producing since 2005. he still seems to be something of an insider tip. since caravel though. his august release on cocoon recordings. things have taken a dramatic turn with puestel currently enjoying man of the moment status. especially when it comes to progressive techno and peak time action on the dance floor.
the cologne/berlin based duo return to their superfriends records home once again for huso ep . climbing to uncharted heights of dance-music popularity. andhim have been releasing their distinguished style of sample-heavy super house since 2010. reaching the ears of the masses on some of the most celebrated labels around. demonstrating the pair s eclectic and distinctly musical production style. huso kicks off the ep with eastern-flavored melodies. soaring synths and low-slung drums that inject a momentum certain to ignite any dancefloor the track comes into contact with. compared to our previous releases on the label -huso- goes a totally new direction again. we just love to show our full spectrum. this time we gave the music an oriental touch which we never did before.- - andhim amene wraps up the 2 track huso ep and does so in an idiosyncratic but ambitious style. synth stabs seep in and out of focus alongside off-kilter beats before exotic vocal samples help create a hypnotic aesthetic. andhim s huge gig-schedule has seen them bring their music to all corners of the globe. it s also enabled them to pick up a wealth of influences that the world has to offer. the result is a stitching together of many different genres and styles. which makes each andhim release an entirely unique affair. huso ep precisely demonstrates this and is sure to be a success among andhim s rapidly growing fan base all over the world.
san francisco label left hand path’s latest record is a contemporary techno opus. featuring four tracks. each with a distinct sound and feel. designed to set off a dancefloor and invigorate your stereo.
union is a newly born label from the uk that’s geared towards releasing electronic experimental music. infusing techno functionality with explorative synthesis and sonic manipulation. ran by pry and royal sun. the pair have a string of releases ready to drop across the next 12 months.
the labels inaugural release. ‘un-001’ is from label co-owner pry. pervaded with left field synthesis and melancholic melodic undertones. the release takes club conformity and combines it with electroacoustic experimentation. inspired by the everyday and the mundane. the artwork created by esteemed designer. alex mccullough creates a complimentary fusion alongside the record.
shedbug and rudolf c return to their imprint for the first time since it s debut release. breakbeats from the rainforest meet synths from the sky on this split 12” ready for all types of nightclub environments.
what’s the best thing we can do? what our heart tells us. so finally we do it. enough! music starts a vinyl only limited series with collected fine musicians. the first outstanding release is by label owner himself danilo schneider. he presents his ep take a breath. the deep passion and focus on excellent productions is the result on this first release here.
“solidly” and “sunday” are two tracks full of rhythmic elements. percussions and a groovy dub drive. this harmony between a straight kick and a deep bassline along side the melodic attitudes are balm for your soul. stay tuned and follow us on a journey full of exciting releases.
limited to 150 white 12” copies. vinyl only.
vinyl comes with limited edition artwork by exc artist collective (high quality print)
this is the new release by berlin based techno duo i/y. the music is part of an interdisciplinary project between the international artist collective exc and i/y which included an exhibition in a downstairs parking lot. the publication of the artistbook -pxrkxnglxt 2- together with the novel -raum in einem raum- by exc-co-founder eric keil and a short unmoved silent film for which i/y did the soundtrack. this soundtrack now comes as an exclusive vinyl release along with an inlay artist edition. showing the dark scenery where the- film- takes action... the artist book and the novel are published on rhein verlag and will also be distributed as a special edition together with the record at papierundgelb.de.
hailing from bristol. uk. borai is the progeny of the 90s jungle scene and has spent the last fifteen years careening his musical curiosity through every tile of the dance floor. borai s early years were occupied by bristol s many record shops as an employee and fan of the culture. while drenching himself in the expansiveness of electronic music history at work. he picked up djing to bestow his love for jungle. house and dancehall in the area s clubs. an obsession with hardware led borai to craft a slew of his own productions and releases on tasteful nudes. cahoots records. and brstl. with dark of the sun . borai is making his debut on the global cultural beacon halocyan records. the record will mark the 8th installment of the label s originary technicity series. which exemplifies techne in electronic music. dark of the sun is led by the rolling percussion of on the horizon . which feeds into the deep. grinding steam engine that is dark of the sun and followed by the transcendent bounce of wetware. the tracks are pressed on halocyan s signature 12inch cyan viny.
REPETITIVE MUSIC REMIXED (JOHANNES HEIL. YAN COOK. TOTM. OLIVER DEUTSCHMANN RMXS)
12" Vinyl D06.12.17
a strong selection of remixes for dj emersons latest album >repetitive music<. johannes heil strips things down and delievers a monotone monster of a track with a heavy and dark kickdrum. yan cook puts the broken beats of >anonymous< straight and transfers it into a throbbing dark and heavy track. markus suckut aka tales of the machines is having one of his most succesful years ever with the release of his album and the uprise of his exile label. this track really shows what his t.o.t.m. moniker is all about. nothing but pure unadulterated techno in the most underground sense. oliver deutschmann delievers a groove driven version of >string theory< great rolling tune with a perfect sound and build-up.
REALITY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT (VIA APP & WAX STAG REMIX)
12" Vinyl BE05.12.17
musar is honoured to revive the electronic-synth legend. manasyt. with a new five-track ep as part of a three-ep series. including a pair of remixes by brooklyns wonder girl via app and wax stag. an occasional collaborator with bibio and clark.
alex ferrazzi and matteo keemani a.k.a. blue mondays. longtime laterra friends and collaborators (with releases on sonar kollektiv. rebirth. snatch!. memento. manocalda as well). strike again. they do it. as usual. their very own way: shades of balearic flavours in there. but with a very dark and malicious twist. marvin & guy add some disco nuances (keeping it raw and obscure. though). while nick anthony simoncino delivers a solid. strict. gloomy dancefloor affair. no frills. mad quality.
legendary los hermanos member santiago salazar’s album ‘aspirations for young xol’ is given a vinyl release courtesy of rekids. a heartfelt dedication to his son isaias. ‘aspirations for young xol’ takes us through the life of a pillar in the electronic music community - santiago salazar. from his formative years spent in california to his connection with detroit and the passing of a childhood friend. the long-player’s tracks signpost the musician’s significant experiences. both positive and negative. this meaningful body of work was released digitally on pastel voids and now rekids release the album on wax. ‘saturated fear’ sets a deep tone for the lp. flanging melodies and echoing claps float through the composition before the album’s title track ‘aspirations for young xol’ offers haunting arpeggios with occasional acidic overtones which are cleverly offset by beautifully designed lead synth transitions. ‘bloodlines’ follows a similar musical vein with delayed bass riffs that are suspended above shimmering hihats and a weighted kick. santiago provides three beatless pieces throughout. which digress into more emotional territory whilst offering brief respite from his heavier drum work. ‘xol’s pain’ combines orchestral strings and swelling synthesisers which build tension with a subtly complex. evolving motif. both ‘dark matter’ and ‘ode to stinson’ use arresting atmospheres. warped arpeggios and ethereal pads which lull the listener into a retrospective mood. an intensity builds in the later tracks. a gritty but powerful low end provides a solid foundation in ‘orange blossom thump”. eventually making way for a hectic and elastic lead synth before ‘pachuco dub’ displays drones that build a dissonant pressure in which the complex tom rhythms and rolling hi hats can grow. ‘sarah rivera’ hypnotises with its delectable chord progressions and complimentary melodies which seem to float above a rigid drum composition to close the album with style
this is the ninth ep on firescope records. the new sub-label of the legendary b12 records. although b12 output has been the solo work of steven since 2015-2017. this time he steps outside of the b12 name and releases under his own name. one of the founders of uk techno. he has released on labels such as warp records uk. b12 records. soma records. delsin records. firescope records. art . buzz and de:tuned.
dive-bar turned record label paradise palms presents a brand new 7inch from veteran producer justin robertson. a man with over 23 years experience as an innovator and restless proponent of fascinating forward-thinking music. his tireless work ethic has ensured that he remains one of the most relevant and exciting dj/producers around. as a whole new generation of electronic enthusiasts will sweatily testify. justin s latest incarnation as the deadstock 33s has been garnishing lavish praise from figureheads such as andrew weatherall and erol alkan. as well as a diverse cross-section of fresh talent. from daniel avery to eats everything. cyborg holiday snaps is a double-whammy 7inch of alien machine funk crafted by the rave pilot himself. the titular track launches headﬁ....rst into hissing electro territory with pounding rhythms and detroit-strength bass stabs. while numerical discord is a low-slung 110bpm acid weapon.
this ep is the expression of beauty beyond the darkness. each record was born at a time of emotional instability. zenmorg hides his inner multitudes behind a strong drum line. hypnotic jingles and melodic bass.
oshana returns to partisan with an immaculate transmission that fuses tough techno rhythms with head-twisting psychedelia. she s on devastating form on this record. rolling out cosmically-inclined arpeggios. sci-fi fx sweeps. heavy pulsing pads and tones and crisp. unrelenting dancefloor rhythms.
this is the first release out on parabel s v/a series called omniform. a four tracker with contributions from three artists with previous releases on the label. nima khak. patrick siech and petter b as well as a new face on the label. benjamin mull. deep. moody and trippy techno. well assembled in a nice package.
aus121 deadboys auogeides 77 aus welcome allen wooton aka deaboy for his debut release in ‘auogeides 77 wootons bold. rugged club music has really reached its zenith in recent years following key releases on local action and numbers. ‘auogeides 77 is no different. rough analogue drums. broody melodies and a smidgen of that uk flavour hes well known for all feature just in time for post festival heads down basement club season
contemporary italo-disco and foggy rave culture mark margots first 12inch on life and death. amore a bordo pista - a welcomed surprise. machines breathe on a1. where throbbing synth-bass meets timeless vocoder. as premiered on dj tennis essential mix debut. the afterparty and warehouse meld on the flip. a mind-bending time-warp - somewhere between panic and introspection. technicolour signee. dauwd. aces his re-depicton of the title track. hinting at golden-era chain reaction. while kiwi slows down salsce. retaining all of its drive. adding further cosmic brushstrokes. four weapons of the mind. a trippy affair.