finnish dj and producer otto yliperttula, aka yotto, is a dance music star in the making. championed by some of the genre’s most respected trailblazers and building an army of adoring fans, yotto is primed to join the big leagues with the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘hyperfall’. yotto’s unique sound blends dark, brooding atmospheres with light, uplifting melodies – deftly hitting the sweet spot between melancholy and euphoria. otto draws inspiration from his childhood favourites the chemical brothers and röyksopp, along with more contemporary influences ranging from eric prydz and m83 to jon hopkins and xxx. having debuted on anjunadeep in early 2015 he quickly caught the ear of bbc radio 1’s pete tong and annie mac, picking up no fewer than 5 ‘essential new tunes’ and 3 ‘hottest records in the world’, along with dj support from the likes of solomun, jamie jones, patrice baumel, adriatique and joris voorn, who signed yotto to his renowned green label. the 13-track debut lp hyperfall is the culmination of three years in the ascendency, and sees yotto continue to carve his own exciting path.
after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
mathame s highly-anticipated -nothing around us- arrives on afterlife recordings. the richly talented duo mathame featured on the second realm of consciousness compilation and have since been regulars in the sets of tale of us with some sought-after, unreleased tracks. this ep is a bold statement that crystallises the well-deserved excitement around mathame.
elision imprint kicks things off for their first release with heavyweight nima gorji. hypnotic atmospheres are underpinned by a foundation that keeps on rolling, while distant celestial resonances and intriguing vocal reflections consolidate the tight, percussive groove. varhat’s remix builds on some primary motifs from gorji’s track and deeply integrates with an up-front bassline that’s here to take names, not prisoners. east end dubs brings a mesmerising contrast with his complimentary and immersive approach that precisely rounds off elision 1.
LOVE LETTERS FROM SICILY (JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D14.09.18
it was nearly a year ago when these two graced with their hugely successful track ‘hope’ on our ‘watergate xv’ various artist compilation. matthias meyer and ryan davis come together again to deliver the stunning ‘love letters from sicily’ where infectious organic grooves pave the way for a flourishing well of emotions in the form of lush pads and shimmering sonics that unfold into a tale of epic cinematic proportions. from start to finish it’s a intimate piece of aural imagery, yet the duo always keep a keen percussive focus making it ideal for any dancefloor moment. to complement ‘love letters from sicily’, we’ve enlisted the one and only john digweed to rework meyer and davis’ original of ‘hope’, and with no surprise, he’s given it the master’s touch. staying true to the original, while at the same time reinventing the storyline and constructing tension by saving the powerful harmonies for a later climax, he’s crafted a revision that’s both driving and timeless.
what recordings present their new release the m-ep (what03) with the original tracks „muzic- and „mentiv-. after the what? members and label owners tobi neumann and patrick ense released their first two eps in 2017 they had earlier this year already a highly respected release „what you doing ?- in collaboration with dorian paic and legendary singer eric d clark on arno einzelkind s imprint la peña. they went back to their studio and came out with this two little gems. the track „muzic- was already played by ricardo villalobos on several festivals during this summer.
sublee from romania draws an inspiring sonic vision with this colorful debut on meander. he already released a well received longplayer on rareshs respected label metereze in 2016. now, the leading theme track irealis plays tender sound scapes with beautiful melodies reminiscent to john beltrans work on peacefrog from the golden 90s. continuum goes into a deep rhadoo-esque rhythmic mind-space, while electica takes you on an long, intelligent dancefloor journey to other dimensions. ***180 gram vinyl release, full cover artwork.***
jaffa surfa also known as zoltan pal is hailing from hungary and has released a few records already on other labels like tape hiss for example that already caught our attention a bit earlier. therefor we were quite happy to receive a demo from him and we signed almost all the tracks that he sent us. three tracks aiming straight at the dance floor and we hope that you enjoy and play them as much as we do.
after dwnstrs ep, la clap is going to lead the way elsewhere, and that means the third release from suciu – altundeva ep. a new destination, filled with romanian origins. distorted sounds, banging kicks, precise claps and mysterious atmospheres. altundeva is a flowering seed in the dark minimal field, remixed by the talented bruno pronsato offering us an elegant and trippy interpretation. stay clap
over the last decade andre lodemann, a regular in the worldwide underground dancescene has released on many prolific labels incl. freerange, room with a view, dftd and innervisions. come 2018 lodemann is now releasing his album the deeper you go on his own label best works records. he started working on it in 2012, taking his time for his emotional artistic approach with a lot of attention to detail. the album successfully walks the imaginary spectrum of deep house, tech house and techno also taking dives into other waters. where his previous longplayer fragments was a compilation of past works, the deeper you go is his first artist album containing everything a listener would want to hear both in a club and at home. you can feel that the tracks where created out of the same mold. theres a mood, a common thread and a story through the works.the album is dark in a subtle way and yet has that positive vibe and aggressiveness to it. the deeper you go is mostly instrumental with two features by the british singer and songwriter huw costin, bandleader of torn sail.