for its third release. here to hell welcomes melbourne (via adelaide) veteran. rambl. and his incredible groover “doss”. this third release on the label happened purely by surprise. and what a discovery! the track itself is no accident. but the signing took place after a chance encounter. richard campbell aka rambl. who is one of melbourne’s best and most consistent djs since the last two decades. had developed a small cult following of viewers via facebook. where he had been providing live video coverage of australia’s wild weather in a kind of comedy-weatherman format. once these updates caught our attention. the magical facebook algorithm placed all of his content at the top of our feed.
martyn releases new album voids. his first for ostgut ton over the past year. dutch-born. washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack. martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling. unpredictability. melancholy. sci-fi. polyrhythms. texture. ecstatic moments. detroit. interlocking percussion and bass. however. the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
when harold boue aka abstraxion invited fantastic man into his studio after playing together the night before he didnt knew he was planting the seed for a new project. as he recalls. it was a day of intense sun in marseille with not enough sleep. but the result was so great that it inspired harold to work on new tracks around the idea of creating music to reflect his city: a bit rough. but luminous and influenced by elements of mediterranean. african and northern european cultures. this has translated into a heavily percussive sound. in which tribal disco grooves invoke the spirits of voodoo-techno. three cuts driven by warmly distorted rhythms. bursts of primitive drums. rubbery synths and uplifting chants that overall feel like the first sunrays after an excursion through a dark cave: both blinding and blissful. the projects name is a tribute to the astrological sign of harolds son. who was born at the same time as the music on the ep. it was the definitive signal he needed to convince himself it was the right time to start something new and different. and an event that for sure helps understanding the vibes that this music transmits: as pure. fresh and powerful as only a new beginning can be.
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv. magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions. he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha. d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample. twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks. escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights. which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly. never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
international deejay gigolo records are releasing a remix compilation of dj hell produced experimental track wir reiten durch die nacht. taken from his 5th studio album zukunftsmusik. this release features remixes of internationally renowned artists adriatique and coyu. first up is adriatiques remix. a reflection of their own interpretation of electronic music with a strong and playful vibe. coyus remix is a dancefloor ready interpretation of the original cut. with a decidedly more pumped up and dark atmosphere.
vinyl only - standard cover - without artwork insert. forget your favorite brand of rolling paper... ocb is the name of our new talented artist from casablanca (morocco). after appearing on his own label casa voyager. it s our pleasure to host his 1st solo ep. 3 original tracks and 9 locked grooves on vinyl. this ep sets the dance floor on fire ! deep and raw. this fine production is the music we like.the electronic music scene is growing all over the world...welcome to ocb !
after strong releases by jerome sydenham. guti. martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers. here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums. lush strings to give us a straight up. classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back. refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
following on from his debut with adult only last year. pierre codarin returns with the ‘blue planet’ ep. a three track collection of analogue funk cooked up fresh in his laboratory. pierre run his own self-titled label and has been pushing his own brand of detroit and uk-influenced techno for several years now. earning himself a strong rep on the underground. with his return to adult only he brings a deep. yet groovy and rich sound to the label and we’re pleased to have him back.
sad girl delivers her first ep on mary black. nyx is the personification of the night and was born out of chaos. a shadowy figure like the mysterious sad girl herself. standing at the beginning of creation. nyx mothered aether (brightness). hypnos (sleep) and oizys (pain). being the titles of the three original tracks. keith carnal did a fantastic remix of oizys on the flip and completes this dreamy yet forceful trip from the darkness into the light and back into black
tm404 & echologist (aka andreas tilliander and brendon moeller) return with their second collaboration. this time including a remix from another standout dub techno artist in vril. the infiltrated ep has two boomy. 4x4 rollers on the a-side. vrils broken-beat. ethereal version on the b1 and lastly the title-track. a twisted stream of grainy modulations.
oscar mulero s contribution to the token catalogue goes all the way back to 2008. the new electric shades ep opens and closes with sci-fi theatrics also operates with the solid functionality of mulero s earlier work. the voyage is agitated and bleepy while heavy roller signal trace plays deeper with similar themes. triad and extension too are weighty highlights. affording the record plenty of utilitarian benefit for djs and home listening enthusiasts alike.
welcome to binary soulcode records. a label who is born for the love for the classic sounds of detroit techno and chicago house. always looking for new ways of expression in both electronic styles and never forgetting the innovation that both styles ment since their birth in the beginning of the 80 s.
the hotly tipped uk artist makes his debut for drumcode s vinyl only off-shoot. focused on showcasing cutting-edge underground techno. adam beyer s always got an eye on the future when curating drumcode ltd. with impressive releases on tigas twin turbo and dense & pikas kneaded pains imprint. 24-year-old billy turner piqued his interest with his accomplished productions that belied his tender age. taking inspiration from the likes of marcel dettmann. truncate and planetary assault systems. turner s four-track debut dont talk to me about style was birthed in his home studio throughout 2017. the industrious brit delivers a powerful peak-time ep of nocturnal techno that moves between different moods. the title track pops with a thick grinding bassline and trippy synth effects. before escape envelopes you into a subterranean world. diodes follows. a fantastic slice of electrifying techno that bucks like a rodeo bull. the ep concludes with the blazing tunnel. that makes its mark with deft drum arrangements and a piercing call-to-arms siren.
this mirror-like musical progression starts with lots of dynamics and harmonies which then continue with a more sonically tranquil section while heading towards a dynamic ending. thus completing the symmetry and binding both parts in a seamless album.
zuli’s new offering trigger finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. it functions as a spacial and temporal compactor. using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance. while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. a kind of extremization of zuli’s own roots as a beatmaker for the cairo rap scene. tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle. and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. but the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
wats records crew is happy to announce its next release. four industrial techno tracks composed by one of the most talented polish djs and producers. concept of thrill. first track of b side “materia” is a trippy track with broken beat and ambient synths instead the other three tracks are simply fire for the dance floor with hypnotics sounds and heavy bass lines. a really nice masterpiece of pure techno.
already supported by: laurent garnier. dvs1. petar dundov. benjamin damage. johannes volk. etapp kyle. oscar mulero. dimi angelis. arnaud le texier and many more.
THE LANGUGAGE OF STRINGS (LTD GREY MARBLED 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl US19.06.18
the language of strings: audio memoirs of electronic etudes & nocturnes. freeform electronic artist hieroglyphic being aka jamal moss offers a selection of audio memoirs. sonic madness. frequency enlightenment. & hedonistic modulation. limited edition grey marbled double vinyl.
brilliant new duo from south london gilles peterson bbc radio 6 music. south london electronic duo vtr release their alluring debut ep soul to skin on brixtons dream diary records. the five track ep veers from the melodic to the abstract as sensual lyricism occupies a distinct space amidst spectral sound design. striking a balance between haunting depth and inviting warmth. soul to skin was co-produced by recent r&s records signee afriqua. whose slap ep and chronic cool 12inch out on dream diary brought considerable attention to the label. the final offering on the ep is a soul to skin remix by inxec (crosstown rebels. get physical. cocoon and leftroom and culprit) clash music were quick to premiere soul to skin describing vtrs sound as an entrancing mixture reminincent of those early james blake eps. or even the hushed intensity of portishead.
raw and indisputable quality of production...second ep of the label lowlife cartel. <br> an all star. six-track release from sixl key artists in various genres. from cutting edge techno to leftfield house. confirmes the versatility of lowlife cartel.
the ep begins with -butt dub pregost-. dubby downtempo atmospheric track. by one of most innovative and versatile artist of the last years: buttechno (rassvet records. collapsing market..).
a message to all listening: #dontjusttalkaboutitbeaboutit. jamal moss (aka hieroglyphic being. mathematics) invokes his jai/mahl alias with a message in the music. reprogramming club consciousness with 4 transdimensional sonic incantations and rhythmic transgressions of the highest order.
part 1 of rommeks set in stone trilogy for blueprint sets the tone of the ep with an ambience of dark. atmospherics that build intensely leaving you with a feeling of anticipation of what is to come. rommek then delivers 3 tracks of rhythmic techno from the driving 4/4 of obsidian. to the gripping 3/4 of rhyolite. finishing with the disjointed spatial beats of scoria. idm sound design constantly evolving the menacing undertones.
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou. a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist. whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight. bbc4. itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad. secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier. spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
the french artist blicz makes his awaited debut on involve records with a four-‐..track ep embracing techno in its different forms. the young parisian joins involve for the 21st release. consolidating the steady search of the label for new talent to take over the techno scene. as it happened with boston 168 or fabrizio rat. >new doctrine< comes as a breath of fresh air. and a serious dancefloor banger collection.
uks west country dubspeeka finally on odd even. deep. yet powerful and driven techno. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
new release on p&d recordings with official re-issue of gene hunt -body heat- released on dust trax in 1999. great jack house tune by innovator chicago sound. second track done by phil weeks & didier allyne & krakatoa boys loop done in 2008 in toscana with prophet sound tribute to e-dancer -human bomb- track ... mastering done by johnny fiasco.
pvs is an artist who is known for his solid productions on his own label h.omevvork (just to remind you of his masterpiece of four years fuckin society) and on the prestigious m_rec ltd label of max_m who sadly passed away (r.i.p.). and key vinyl. after years of experience in his private life and professional life that involved travelling around europe. he took a moment of break from the scene. now he’s back and will release this own musical journey where he deeply expresses his personal musical maturity. pvs developed an album where nothing has been produced randomly. the album can definitely be defined as a techno album. as is the general concept of key vinyl - records that can be heard on the dance floor. but that can also be listened to at home. enjoy this album that shows 360 degrees techno by pvs.
death in vegas return with the single ‘honey’. its second collaboration with sasha grey. ‘honey’ is a slow. seductive serenade. with an organic. psychedelic tone: dreamy and dripping with intensity.
the b side features ‘witchdance dub’. richard fearless’ long-held remix of ‘witchdance’ off trans-love energies. featuring the haunting vocals of katie stelmanis from austra. fearless cut three dubplates of ‘witchdance dub’ after he mixed this track. dj harvey has one. prosumer the other. and fearless kept the 3rd: delicate acetates that have been played out sparingly but with electric effect. this track is effortless. minimal dance music imbued with fearless’ unique production sound- it’s not one to miss.
“resist the categories that define and divide.”
uncanny valley ep sonically explores the uneasy. obscure but familiar relationships between human and machine in contemporary life. this is the debut release on resist. the record label launched by experimental club/art hybrid event from belfast. northern ireland. this debut release is by resist event and label founder. koichi. remix comes from electronic music innovator and eotrax label owner. eomac in an anxiety driven. frenzied remix of the title track.
we are glad to intruduce you this new joint venture. crvel are p.e.a.r.l. and tensal colliding in the studio with the aim to create cyclical weapons for the most osbscure dancefloors. raw synth lines. crispy high frequencies. continuous sequences and plenty of details and subtle twists that keep the flow going. four exercises of futuristic techno with no turnabouts. straight to the point with a timeless attitude.
not much to say about our 6th release. as the music speaks for itself. a heavyweight v/a with some of the finest artists of our scene. including bomb tracks from uvb. endlec. kwartz and. one of our all-time favourites. dj boss! proudly compiled and presented!
sub-heavy. dreamlike ai techno from the mysterious yugen disciple. ‘ibex 2’ is hypnotic techno that would kill in a big-room. ‘luxury flat’ is a pulsating. monotone banger. on the b side ‘pattern recognition’ is a timeless slice of electro finished with the a late night trip on the japanese bullet train with ‘shinkansen blur’ for fans of shinichi atobe. donato dozzy. dj sprinkles. lee gamble. other people place. played by pearson sound on rinse fm kowton/livity sound on nts tony poland on netil radio
next out on the ownlife imprint. a remix ep of what so far has been one of the most acclaimed releases from the label. the collaboration between leiras and svreca titled “the bridges i burn”. four well-known names to the electronic music scene has been invited to infuse their own characteristic sound onto the original tracks of own009. first out covering the a side is spanish reeko who skilfully plays with the rhythm tones. the main bleep synth sounds and his unique and particular way of texturizing the layers. a2. signed by british volte-face. gives the perfect balance between sounds and silence in a mysterious spaced out interpretation of “tilling ceramics”. flipping the record you will find new york veteran producer shawn o’sullivan under his 400ppm moniker. developing the structure of the track in a smooth way. melting the modular synthesis with the atmospheres found in the original version. last to contribute with his unlimited talent is swedish acronym. ho delivers an intense. tribalistic. spiral-maker remix. wrapping up this four tracker in the best possible way.
following 2017’s ‘path of ruin’. dj richard returns to dial with his much-anticipated sophomore lp. ‘dies iræ xerox’. undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory. dj richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling us underground with his label. white material. founded in 2012 alongside young male.
this is giles armstrong s debut ep. so we ll leave it to the man himself: -i’ve been dicking around the scene in some shape or form for the past twenty years or so. djing. promoting. dancing (you needed to have been there) eetc. but a couple of years ago i decided do the one thing that was missing from that list. to try make what the whole shebang is meant to be about. music. the thought of making tunes had crossed my mind down through the years but i was always too scared to start or never had the time. there was always a excuse handy. always.
with pure nordic love. thorgerdur & a:g break out with their first ep together. setting the mood for their concept blossy with a blossy ep. radiant opens up the ride with an electric and uplifting atmosphere. before allure takes over with some tambourine-driven darker techno. on the flipside. the title track introduces a fairly epic theme on top of seductive rhythms with a strong bassline. coming full circle. tingling touches upon the more minimal side. providing trippy elements on top of low-swung 909 grooves. created with a good after in mind.
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from transformation & beau wanzer.. transformation: this 2nd document of their time in the makeshift studio for another 15 minute psychedelic slo-trip continuing steps in creativity. gaining access to various pieces of musical equipment. hitting the garage. practicing and recording in hopes of making it. entitled -sketch 4-
electronic music label sheik n beik announces its new release snbv013. an ep called daisy cutter by jem. this ep is the third release in their series aimed at celebrating the diversity and history of new york and its boroughs. as sheik n beik s hometown and source of constant inspiration. the label focuses on spotlighting and paying homage to the five boroughs of new york including manhattan. queens. brooklyn. staten island and the bronx. each borough s flag is given a modern and colorful twist via the cover art and design of each outer jacket. the first release in the series. manhattan. featured local nyc hero and co-founder of voodoo down records n conduit. and the second. kathisma resident mr. dello s vaadhoo ep. the new ep from jem. dedicated to the bronx. opens up with title track daisy cutter. which directly sets the tone of the release with a straightforward. dynamic techno. elevated by an eerie. dark atmosphere. it goes on with neb. a downtempo second track with a lighter tone that progressively gets back to the initial mysterious mood and capriciously brightens it with warmer back-and-forth sounds. next on the 12- is semiotic. a third track structured by a clever balance of deconstructed rhythms and sparse acid and synth melodies in the continuity of the lighter. warmer mood previously built up. the ep ends with temple. with a more aggressive accent animated by several lighter melodic layers and a stifled background bass.
es ist zehn jahre her seit der veröffentlichung von gui borattos bahnbrechendem debütalbum „chromophobia“. so wie der titel vermuten ließ. war das album mit seinen kontrastreichen minimalgrooves und den üppig gefärbten melodien ein schocker im besten sinne. ihr erinnert euch sicher noch an die hit-single „beautiful life“. eine dancefloor-hymne aus dieser zeit. nach vier alben und unzähligen eps und remixen ist das einmalige savoir-faire des brasilianischen produzenten. aus vielfältigen singles und features stimmige alben zu schaffen. auch auf seinem fünften studioalbum „pentagram“ zu hören. hier legt gui boratto ein zwölf-track-narrativ vor. das seine handschrift auf erquickende weise wiederbelebt. wiederbelebt wird auch die stimme von „beautiful life“ (die der frau gui borattos gehört) auf dem stück „overload“.
the ep -a form of travel unknown to humans- is chasing us. guiding and forcing a way simultaneously. the sound is harsh but has an immaculate precision to it –void of air- compelling the listener toward a light. seducing us to tear through the night. we enter with „s.m.o.d. – sticks- a deep and magnetic sound opening up slowly. starting to breathe and to merge into -s.m.o.d. – cell culture- which gives a much more metallic flavour but never the less beat driven – fast and strident- maybe even hasty. pushing to skip a beat of the heart. to finish off with -s.m.o.d – pulse- carrying an unsettling almost disturbing quality. formulating a mechanical sound alienated from the human experience. the ep creates a seductive space outside our comfort zone. inviting to explore a space and travel unknown to humans. gimme more.
coming from different regions in france. violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop. postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
monday off is a vinyl only record label from brooklyn. new york. founded by mary yuzovskaya. its ethos is to showcase artists that explore techno s hypnotic side. specifically where trippy and dark music goes deep yet dynamic. for the third release. nyc/berlin/washington dc transplant arthur kimskii dives in with a heady trio of his productions. title track -verbal variance- slowly unfurls with a myriad of textures and sounds to both confuse and delight the senses. while -swan an ocean for you- takes on similar terrain albeit kicked up a notch and warmer in tone. -basement moves- is an emotive and partially beat-less affair steeped in layers of noise. and moff favorite stephanie sykes strips the a-side down for a sinister and chugging remix.
continuing on from his odyssey ep released in 2013. ryan lee west aka rival consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm. and the power of colour. with sonne ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse. rather than the pulse being the defining point.
ground tactics arises with a transformative release. building bridges between sonic fields. immaterial breath ep raises energy levels by creating peculiar momentums of inner reflection. spanning from idm to conceptual techno. every single element in his sound is hand crafted. transmitting intimate feelings through grainy textures and subtle distortions. immaterial breath projects disorder in construction. inducing a chronic loss of established conditioning. extending the mind to unfamiliar perspectives.
returning to hypercolour with the persona non grata ep. mor elian continues to flourish with four killer cuts of electro and techno infused goodness. following 2016s drum vortex ep. elian has clocked up superb releases for delta funktionens radio matrix label. delft and her very own fever am imprint. on the persona non grata. elian serves up dusty electro beats. icy synths. headsy techno flavours and bottom end funk!
lion has recently embarked on a solo venture. embracing his love of classic house. techno and spaced out cosmic disco.in its original form. ectsasy combines pacey disco looped beats. seductive vocals. dramatic sweeping pads and arpeggiated synths for a perfect cosmic pop experience.roman flu¨gel delivers a remix of epic proportions. stretching and dubbing out the original over the course of eight tantalising and telepathically charged minutes. a future barbarellas classic in the making for sure!otherworldy atmospherics are at play in i can t forget you . as lion packs in a driving bassline and roaming synths into this techno infused burner! the darker vibes and dubwise sirens are intoxicating and perfectly demonstrates lion s production chops and a producer to look out for!
magdalena s -elementum ep- is her first full ep on diynamic music. the 3-tracker marks the beginning of a busy summer season for her. the opening track -mountains of es cubells- pays tribute to ibiza s after party culture – which occurs in private houses that open when the clubs close. out in the warm air and sunlight. and a very intimate atmosphere. the protagonist s verdict -i think tonight i see ibiza like it was 25 years ago- sums it up perfectly. -nautilus- is a dreamy melodic house cut. ethereally swerving through a sea of hypnotic percussions and brassy synth elements.
closing off the record is -radialis-. a brooding and gloomily minimalistic techno tune.
dysnomia reminiscent of the infamous quote there are four lights. the release kicks off with an homage to the will of resistance. from captain picard to orwell may the (referential) chain of command is not as evident as h4ls sci-fi passion. the title tracks power structure couldnt be wielded more efficiently: while stomping kick drums and subtle hi-hats build up a foreplay full of suspense. the witty melody with its warped and distorted sounds grants four lights the perfect authority. following a similar approach. fesch with its bouncy and mantra-like groove. in which synths playing a ping-pong game. completes the swinging a-side. deepa & biri. the israeli dj and producer duo from tel aviv. start the flip side with their interpretation of four lights. by using breaks and greater attention for details. the remix not only redirects the originals energy into more hypnotic realms. deepa & biri extract the melodys keys in order to create a moody and dense version. resonating from two decades of warehouse reverberation experience. disc 2 dysnomia finishes the release with an idm-drenched workout. full of uk bass knowledge. unpolished electro grooves. and swirling synth poetry. absolute freedom means absolute lawlessness.
for the last 20 and something years. matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics. but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena. matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum. which focuses on limited 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
cleveland is forever in search of the brown note. this is his second offering for the esp institute. side a’s tusk is a beautiful paradox—rhythm programs that churn like the inner workings of a grandfather clock. unmistakably mechanical. yet fashioned through muted analogue instrumentation that paints a deceptively organic picture. the crystallized jangle of fm synth voices toy with the softened drum patterns and vibrant animal-like chord gestures over nearly seven minutes of splendor. on side b. aku digs further into mysticism. manifesting digital jungle themes. cleverly abstracted through erratic bleeps. distant tribal drums. atonal flutters and synthetic bird calls. the cinematic quality of clevelands production shines through both tracks. but its aku that sweeps us from reality to embark on a moonlit expedition in search long lost treasures. proving cleveland a virtuoso skilled in building complex narratives with sound. these two songs will modulate your frequencies.
ON A MISSION (FRANCOIS K AND MICHAEL MAYER REMIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
on a mission is exactly that. a mission of love. a mission of peace . the positive vocals hark back to those of early 90s house tracks. which created unity through music and clubbing. the rhythmic beat of the drum is determined. as percussive layers build and the vocals bleed into the synths. francois k provides two variations of the track. his remix features more prominent drumbeats driven by a growling bassline. on his rockers dub version. francois goes all out and dubs us into the stratosphere. up next is the michael mayer remix. with a more electronic take on the original with driving synths and a whirring. throbbing bass-line.
western australia s red ember records is back from another archive diving adventure. -embers only : swan songs- presents four previously-unreleased. deeply emotive cuts by ewan jansen written between 1999-2000. the lead track swan marks the dance-floor tone in the collection with a hypnotic pseudo-electro groove sky lined by cathedral-like chords. following on. sea for yourself reaches into deep minimal house territory with a powerfully gentle. piano topped. 4/4 approach. on the flipside. the earnest and leafy love machine is drawn down the proverbial path. dropping broken beats and inhibitions along the way. the collection is signed off with the ambient chordal wash of afterlude ... an introspective repeater equally on call for any early morning after party or your final few waking moments.
junes kicks off a new imprint. dote. with a full-length exploration of the direct yet dreamlike sound he s made his own. with his usual flair for crisp grooves and ghostly palettes. a view reveals a broader range of nuanced vibes. second wind and stop. elate show a playful buoyancy. and a sense of discovery in tracks like balancing act and two-sided embrace add a narrative pace to the collection. there s time for some of the creeping. spaced out atmospheres that hallmark some of junes previous best. but with tracks like packaging. the realisation of this sound is richer than ever. there s a restless feel throughout the work. too – especially evident in the closer spooked – and a feeling that we ve been on a trip that doesn t end here.
uk talent josh butler has made a rapid ascension since he burst onto the scene in 2013. winning coveted awards from beatport and dj mag. he now brings his production prowess to hot creations. delivering a club ready two-parter for his debut ep on the label. title track anonymous is made for low ceiling. sweaty basements with its deep. growling bass and select vocal cuts. doesn’t work swiftly follows suit. delivering another dose of rolling. after-hours goodness. a mainstay in the industry. having released on labels such as cuttin headz. relief and desolat. andrea oliva steps up for the remix of anonymous with an acidic bassline and lively breakdown that diffuses into a carnival of synths. since emerging on the scene back in 2013 with his debut got a feeling on mta records. josh butler has firmly established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. releases followed on coveted labels such as kaoz theory. rejected and cajual. in 2016. butler also launched his own highly regarded imprint. origins
the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
the first release from lisbon based doozy cult sets the bar high with an ep from 100hz lee renacre. who has been firmly putting out records since the late 80 s. with a very characteristic funky approach to house and techno. -paradisiac ep- doesn t fall short to some of 100hz s best work. side a contains two of his most well kept gems. both tracks produced around 1995 with fellow studio partner james chapman.on the b side we see lee going solo with his most recent studio work. two live takes of analog technological goodness. bringing depth to what is an exquisite aural adventure.
amorfo records’ inaugural release takes shape by way of a four track ep by swiss-uruguayan artists bruno. danisita & guille. this introduction to the cross-continental label offers a glimpse into its musical ethos. which might make it easy to throw names like techno. funk. dub. minimal. house or acid at amor001. though. like the imprint itself and the artists related to it. it escapes categories in favour of the amorphous.
dj nephil returns for the 5th installment on his gravitational waves imprint. 6 uncompromising cuts of eerie synth lines. vocal samples and growling basslines form this ep with unblinking confidence. gravitational waves continues to shine. as always dont miss it.
arcane electronic duo violence. from quebec. canada. show their dark side on the four track 10-inch le flux de la nature. their underground spirit of new wave. french vocals. opaque and sometimes disturbing electronics reflect the complex rhythm of nature and intense human relationships. the spectacular cover art by manuel bisson complements the music perfectly.
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek. a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai. a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance. electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works. like the swooping joy of yokai. are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines. crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
four tracks of taut. relentless techno grooves rooted in the late 90 s tradition of energetic and ravey & jacking tracks to rock the dancefloor. no surprise there are passionate and skilled dj s behind this project... ben sims & truncate have formed to create assailants. their new studio and b2b dj project s first output comes on the new imprint. obscurity is infinite. early support from robert hood. ben klock. luke slater and mark broom. all killer!!
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert. dj overdose. cygnus. textasy. asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid. electro. techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
after bursting onto the scene in late 2017. hyperloop makes his drumcode debut with green velvet in toe. followers of truesoul will be clued up on the quality one can expect from hyperloop. last october he marked the label s 100th with in the loop . a superb three-tracker that signalled his arrival on the scene and highlighted a stunning year for the label. as 2018 picks up pace. hyperloop returns with a tougher follow up for drumcode. his mentalizm ep is a classy example of his versatility. a trio of original works. accompanied by two dj tools. beginning on a menacing tip. in your mind (reflections) is a low-end brew of industrial stabs. eerie melodies and subterranean vocals. ‘s-sound is his collaboration with chicago legend green velvet and is a percussive masterstroke of loops and drum riffs which drive the eight-minute track with all the puffing ferocity of a steam train. spring on the battlefield is the perfect contrasting accompaniment. as a warm rush of strings covers a bed of intricate analogue effects and stomping kicks.
the acid series celebrates over 10 years of no way back. with music that directly references that experience. this is the third volume in the series. to be followed by bmg & derek plaslaiko. and there will be four more after this pair. with records by tin man & ectomorph. dona. romans. and pervocet (patrick russell & jasen loveland) yet to come. they all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series. inspired by the decorations of nwb.
the acid series celebrates over 10 years of no way back. with music that directly references that experience. this is the fourth volume in the series. to be paired withvol 3 by jordan zawideh. there will be four more after this pair. with records by tin man & ectomorph. dona. romans. and pervocet (patrick russell & jasen loveland) yet to come. they all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series. inspired by the decorations of nwb.
benny blanco debuts with a five-tracks staraya ep onto his valkea music. every detail has been taken care. from mixing to the master from vinyl press to artwork. following a short description about staraya ep stry 1 by ricky l red is not dead mix intense and majestic. the track of rare and profound beauty. stry 2 original mix its a tribute to benny blancos origins and to the electronic/progressive sound of the mid nineties that had great influence on him and became his trademark from the very beginning. stry 3 by giammaria coccoluto & luca vera as soul sonic remix an ethnic rhythm full of grooves thanks to the addition of percussive elements and a masterly used organ. which wont keep you still. stry 4 the thc revenge remix an atmosphere that captures and hypnotizes. where it extrapolates and magnificently enhances the most melodic part. stry 5 erly tepshi dark vision mix an esoteric and astral journey in the furthest and most remote corners of your mind. this original project to the artwork that will in essence. satisfy your eyes and especially the ears.
form and function presents a compilation of 4 transcendent cuts with a different approach in mind. it marks the start of a new chapter where the label will focus on two styles. the form series will have a diverse sound palette where the weird and beautiful come together. the function series on the other hand have a focus on dancefloor orientated tracks. we kick off with this new trajectory with form001.
for the summer. frabon present -loop machine- ep from the brillant emerging italian producer andrea falsone with two original mix. for the remix this time we have agent! from germany. him make music on cocoon. desolat. moon harbour and many more big labels. and plus the duo italian maury and joe dielle.
pulse launches its vinyl imprint showcasing some of south america s hidden talents. from uruguay with love. vinyl only. limited copies. international artists original based from sa cooptrol(totoyov).martin teysera. mariano(savor. get slow) and ema remedi(loosen up)
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape. its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer. translating its findings into music and movement.
played by ben klock! emotional. physical. blunt. modular and exciting. joton on odd even! joton is synonymous with dark techno. iron. futuristic and sensitive. all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. outstanding conceptcover. shrinked and high quality pressing. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
after breaking into technos big league in 2017. belgiums amelie lens career has been maintaining the same impelling tempo as her music releases - this time with the launch of her own label: lenske. lenskes first release by farrago. risin. comes packing high velocity punches. including a collaboration with amelie lens and a remix from kobosil.
the third release on the sister label. new york trax imports. comes from the legendary dutch producer and founder of one of the most eclectic underground record labels. vincent koreman aka drvg cvltvre of new york haunted. since 2009. drvg cvltvre has been working on his own blend of dystopian acid. no wave. and experimental house. respected in the international underground for his groundbreaking work in experimental techno as ra-x in the 90′..s on labels like bunker and kk records. drvg cvltvre comes from a diy punk background and opts for hard work rather than hollow pose. the 4-track ep for new york trax imports is an accurate representation of his style: dark and melancholic. but also uncompromisingly intense.
fresh on francis harris kingdoms imprint comes rasmus junckers ‘ophold - six tracks of sublime atmospheres and textures. the danish musician. sound composer and dj fits perfectly with the labels aesthetic. joining the dots between ambient. leftfield electronica and modern classical. juncker has a background in studying jazz drumming and has been playing improvised music within the jazz domain for many years. he also started to dj at the age of 14 and was introduced to the world of electronic music production at the same time. when rasmus started to think about his debut album he spent several months trying to find his own way to combine his favourite musical influences. improvisation. electronics and classical music. almost a year later. juncker says. i went to a sensory deprivation floating tank in copenhagen while researching for another performance and while i was lying there. floating in the water. deprived from most of my senses. i got the idea to do something drastic in my musical process. philosophers like immanuel kant describe this deprived state as a mental cesura. which became some sort of guideline for the album.
efficient space is honoured to share the little-heard recordings of three yolngu songmen from northeast arnhem land - bobby bunnungurr. jimmy djamunba and peter milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with victorian musician peter mumme. yolngu are the indigenous peoples of arnhem land in northern territory. australia. their clans are the marangu and malabirr. the languages djinang and gannalbingu. their songs are of instruction. story and ceremony.