we present to you a disc signed by paulie jan that allies power and emotion. tension and sensuality. carried by two remixes from electronic music references cassegrain and blndr. vinyl comes in squared quadri sleeve.
turquoise. that is turkuvaz. is a french-origin word inspired by the color of the mediterranean. located within the borders of turkey. meaning. blue is the color that plays the green. at the same time it is relative. because both colors are in it. if you love blue you will see blue. if you love green you will see it green. it means heaven and earth. the eternity is turquoise...
“map out consciousness through corporeal and dense music.”
ethereal. hypnotic and deep textures coexist on heavy and good composed grooves. making the first installment of this catalogue a new identity. for a long time researched. of the artist.
thoughts towards change. evolution. learning from mistakes. take advantage of the time that we have ahead of us as an opportunity for development. to be who we want to be and not necessarily who we were yesterday. having absolute control over our subconscious and unconscious mind will allow us to achieve success.
for our fifth release we invited four of our favorite producers to take turns in remixing ken karter’s latest ep on our label. stanislav tolkachev. inland. alfredo mazzilli and array access all managed to apply their own characteristic sound. resulting in a remix ep that could not be more versatile.
p.e.a.r.l. returns home with this brand new ep. after some exquisite releases in his very own falling ethics label it’s time for a new adventure in our label. sergio’s sound has a distinctive raw and dry appeal. focusing in sound sculpture and direct grooves. always pushing the edge of his equipment. using just the necessary elements. away from saturation and trendiness.
emmanuel top has been releasing belter records ever since he first emerged in the early 90s. in recent times the paris based artist has done several heavy hitting singles with a number of respected labels. m10 is a special 2 track record that has two version of the sought after “festival suicide” record that popped up in many dj sets over the last year. while the closing night mix (a-side) is a gloomy. yet staggering work of low-down techno. the opening night mix (b-side) is a based on a soaring lead sound that serves as the back bone of this anticipated 12”.
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.
introversion created a name for himself with his remarkable debut with the first record on the label. the record is still in rotation today. and surely will be part of the rave scene for a big timespan. he is back with a complete 12”. providing his ravy personal sound reminiscence to the 90’s. now more than ever the artist is defining his own sound. creating a new window following the old and good roots.
in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
tikita welcomes neel for a first release in collaboration with label mainstays natural/electronic.system. the four tracks here cover deep. rolling. dubby tribal techno. the opener is sparse and dark. gracida is more urgent and alien with watery droplets and wet melodies. then sinistra is mind melting and loopy techno that takes you into the cosmos. last of all. percussiva has supple jeff mills style synths warping round each other as heavy drums pound below. it is brilliantly consuming techno from some of the best in the game.
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.
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 . covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough. isolée. oliver deutschmann. ed davenport. aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
repress in black sleeve.
scalameriya returns to perc trax after the success of 2016’s kepslok. since then he has continued to break new ground both as a solo artist and via his ongoing collaboration with italian producer vsk. playing across europe and releasing on a number of key labels whilst growing his own genesa imprint. now for his first release of 2018 he takes a giant leap forward both musically and technically with the three track statement of intent that is his hellzone megapunk ep. each track demonstrates new techniques and approaches not heard in his music before. from the 4/4 versus broken beat cage fight of the title track to crucible s rolling polyrhythms and the otherworldly processed vocals of the closing track. as the first perc trax release of the year this ep sets out everything the label seeks to achieve. a combination of sonic innovation that manages to keep attention fully focussed on the dance floor at all times.
next up on tel-aviv s parallax record is matushka s debut ep meta . meta is a varied minimalist techno ep showing matushka s range of production styles. with bits of braindance polyrhythms on top of industrial techno grooves. yet always understated and subtle in it s development.
hamburgs saviour of the reeperbahn darkness. la belle dame sans merci from the notorious golden pudel club. her menacing and ruthless sound strongly reminiscent of beverly hills 808303/interr-ference from the hagues sinister 90s .. ltd 2018 repress
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.
enter the winking ship and go on a journey through the half-human-half-hyper-reality of david goldberg. emo serialism is a sparkling macrocosm of breakbeat wizardry. technoid trance. robo emotion and versicolour ornamentation. the eponymous first track with its safe ground baseline is the cotton wool of the ep. the galaxy’s aether and the joyful opening ceremony of this planetary feast. baseelmnt64 rings out! the stars align and the tournament begins. lightyears later. hobbling yet graceful konradichtion 101 is the daring darling of the public. thus emerges victoriously. and the moral of this story is made for / left for blank.
for its tenth anniversary. killekill decided it is worth to resurrect the main label and bring it back in full effect with another compilation of tracks by our beloved family members. favorite artists and bestest friends. cat. number 020 was never released. and we thought. this celebratory occasion was perfect to fill that gap. so everything is cleared. and we can step into the next decade. we start off with a track by mmm. the legendary duo consisting of fiedel and errorsmith. known for pushing the boundaries with every of their very rare releases. this one is an extremely simple. but effective weapon to destroy all dancefloors with its slightly loutish appeal. neil landstrumm got together with brian rays and produced a bleeper hit with catchy vocals. we don t know who the lyrics refer to. but they definitely express a punky fuck-off attitude. which we are missing a lot nowadays.
insula records returns to the shelves with a brand new ep by 3kz. a unique collaboration between the gifted italian producers z.i.p.p.o. & kaelan. the record lifts off with outta here . a journey into other heights with glissandi melodies rising over arpeggiating sequences to a solid driving techno track that is functional. spot-on material for the floors. this side is complemented with urban jungle . a clear-cut heady track with upfront drum programming that leads to a driving atmosphere. the b-side is something special and is fully covered with the 15-minute spanning title track d50 tears . this beautiful washed out ambient arrangement. full of emotion and soul. channels the mind to other places. a cinematic masterwork that shows the sophistication of 3kz in full depth
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 !
fold edition. 154 s cult 2004 album strike is being re-issued on the producer s own nwaq/ape label on heavyweight 180g vinyl. mixing up ambient. techno and abstract designs into deep. sci-fi influenced soundtracks. it still sounds as fresh and unique today as it did back then. and remains an expensive and in demand record on discogs as well as an important album that has influenced many producers since.
fold edition. -the wait is over as we finally have a new release ready by one of the originators of icelandic techno. it s been a while. but worth the wait - as he delivers a straight-shooter. destined to find place in the record bags of all serious djs for years to come. the ep consists of four dub-influenced techno tracks - each one exploring the depths of sonic and emotional landscapes. some might even say glacial and atmospheric. yet perfect for a late night spin at the clubs. thule records is considered by many to be a pioneers in the field of dub-influenced techno music and was a starting point for many of iceland s most renowned electronic musicians.
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.
limited repress on yellow vinyl.
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.
every day they order alix to wake up. and he wakes up. they order him to eat. and he eats. they order him to get up. and he gets up. they order him to enter the white room. and he enters. they order him to lie down. and he lies down. and then. as they tie his hands and feet with some of the many ironworks. ribbons and straps that are in the room. alix. who is not aware that he was released. falls asleep. it is the moment in which his brain registers each and every one of the words that were said to him. and he does it so avidly. unconsciously. but avidly. however. the darkness rapidly falls. stifling any hint of brain activity in a few seconds. again the impenetrable blackness. again the night. wake up.
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.
eargasmic label head daryl cura aka dcee explores acid territories for his next release. known for hitting the grittier side of the sound spectrum here he displays his sonic masteries with this 4 track ep.
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.
bulkhead present their debut album – aft pressure. it is a statement of intent. blurring the parameters of dance music culture with equal doses of insanity and serenity. at the same time. it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. the double vinyl release includesd a download code.
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..).
david douglas has been a mainstay of the atomnation label since day one. releasing several ep’s. albums and remixes from 2012. david gained an international reputation as a producer. dj and live performer. on the new ep he displays a sound heard at his dj sets and live shows.
-the wait is over as we finally have a new release ready by one of the originators of icelandic techno. it s been a while. but worth the wait - as he delivers a straight-shooter. destined to find place in the record bags of all serious djs for years to come. the ep consists of four dub-influenced techno tracks - each one exploring the depths of sonic and emotional landscapes. some might even say glacial and atmospheric. yet perfect for a late night spin at the clubs. thule records is considered by many to be a pioneers in the field of dub-influenced techno music and was a starting point for many of iceland s most renowned electronic musicians.
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.