underground town is born in the heart of the swiss alps. surrounded by nature and breath taking views we throw unique events where quality music and the vibes of the mountains melt together to create an atmosphere where groove and true emotions are the key players.
for our first release we count with 4 artists that have shared with us their love and spent some time with us this past winter season and now we want to give you all a quality piece of each of these great artist and humans.
monsieur fred berthet from marseille who s also known as dj steef drops his premiere ep on feines tier label after releasing a solo track on the first label compilation. fred s providing funky and hip shaking tunes since ages so keep hold of your shorts while dancing to the beats. the digital package contains 4 discoid fresh tunes including vocals by jessica baucher on sève et adam and 2 remixes by the charming 106er boys and the mighty rodion who sends an italian ciao from his adopted home mexico city.
the long musical tradition of electro-disco, italo style, foregrounds innervisions newest release. bringing together five producers for a celebration of their cosmic past and future-forward present, romantico disco ep is a resolutely italian affair.
lithuanian based label sodai started its journey in 2016, making it a label still in it’s infancy but making a big impression. owned by artist gardens of god, who started the label to create his own ‘no limits’ plat-form for his experimental sounds and projects. while at the same time a platform to give other artists the chance to also have freedom with art and music. with releases from raxon, few nolder and third son under their belt, the label shows no sign of slowing down, next in line is italian producer alex schaufel (suara, diynamic) who is welcomed to the label with a his heavy hitting four track ep entitled ‘roots’.
movin and trippin acid-techno-psychodelic groover. de-noize is focused on bringing eclectic sounds from world known djs to new up and coming underground artists, aspiring to contribute original and timeless music to the world.
raconteur has landed with help from denis kaznacheev doing what he does best. one track per side allows full exploration of the music in all it s essence. enchanting and progressive minimal sounds. vinyl only
giuliano lomonte is back on his own imprint and straight to the point with tho original cuts. there is no doubt the distinctive bassline on a1 skyline will be stuck in your head long after the record is over and the deep and driving after hour vibes on b1 aquarium will keep the dance floor moving until the lights come on.
MISSING LINK - INCL SASSE, KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE, TIEFSCHWARZ RMXS
12" Vinyl D15.10.18
decks tipp (b1) : kollektiv turmstrasse remix !!!
stripped down records continues to make a big impression with its second release, this time coming from munimuni & seelenwald and featuring stellar remixes from label founder claudio ricci as well as sasse, tiefschwarz and kollektiv turmstrasse.
vinyl only! for the 3rd release, we are more than happy to welcome the legendary john tejada alongside his forever partner in crime arian leviste. we asked this special duo to dig in their archives and heres what they delivered! 4 old school flavoured bomb tracks!
dancing with fireflies from sanderson’s second long player urban mosaic gets the treatment courtesy louis haiman, minimal states and off land. louis once again shows his flare for soulful detroit influenced tech, putting a fwdthought spin on sanderson’s original arrangement. minimal states leaves an equally strong mark with his rich idm techno flavoured rendition. stasis recordings stalwart, off land, reworks just beyond into a gorgeous piece of chill out bliss.
ouch from a distance is the new label of former ostgut ton manager nick ho¨ppner. it s first release by desert sound colony has been very well received – opal sunn are a well seasoned hardware only live act very much in control of their repertoire, but also capable of captivating improvisations – opal sunn have got a recognizable sound driven by smart, often arpeggiated synth lines, on point drums and textures
with his fourth outing on into the woods recordings, maheras delivers “tartessos,” a nod to his roots in greece and a journey into dancefloor dub that continues into the woods’ tradition for moody and effective dancefloor tools.
“tartessos” sets the mood of this ep with risers and chord stabs that delay across a four to the floor bass line and kick pattern. maheras allows the reverb space to build here here, creating atmosphere that builds slowly until the chords drop halfway through and bring an ethereal mood to a peak.
on the flip roman flugel delivers an outstanding remix that doubles down on the delays and pushes into more traditional dub tech territory. flugel divides and multiplies musical elements across a live mixing desk, through effects chains and back to a mix that maintains the momentum of the original rhythm but amplifies the flutters and flourishes.
das debütalbum des londoner künstlers mitch von arx erscheint auf dem berliner project mooncircle und bietet durch four-to-floor beats getriebene soundcollagen die von trips in die schweizer bergweld inspiriert sind und unter einfluss der rauen londoner umgebung im stadtteil hackney fertiggestellt wurden. mitch von arx benutzt diverse -found sounds-, die er über jahre gesammelt hat, sowie eine menge gesampleter gitarrensounds und verschiedene texturen mit einem hang zur unvollkommenheiten im klang, zu verstimmten synths, verzerrungen und störungen. er liebt polytrhythmen und melodische kontrapunkte, wechselt von house zu disco und einer eher melodischen seite des techno. das artwork stammt von jimmy turrell, einem grafiker und videoregisseur mit einer liebe zur handgemachten collages, zeichnungen, siebdruck und malerei, die er mit digitalen techniken verbindet.
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fresh names to visionquest, but certainly not new to the game, more than material is the promising new project between two bonafide french selector statesmen who collectively boast decades of dancefloor and studio science: jedsa soundorom and gauthier dm. launching their new alias earlier this year on zingiber audio, their signature has been tangible from the off, deep weighted grooves, warm dynamics and total immersion.
enzo siragusa rounds off another incredible summer with a highly anticipated project, a collaborative fuse ep with martin buttrich. striking a perfect balance between enzo’s uk rave roots and martin’s matured finesse, the ‘three squared’ ep nestles neatly within fuse’s distinct sonic palette.
pleasure zone welcomes bmw to the family! dont worry we didnt start to produce cars now :) bmw stands for christian (b)urkhardt, (m)eat & chris (w)ood. the offenbach/ frankfurt based trio teamed up and delivered us a very good debut release, called like children ep. the right mood for the late summer season.
automatic writing s first various artists gathers the core members that contributed to the imprint s discography so far: murphie cooper, gab jr., charonne and seuil. 4 club-tailored cuts automatically written on wax!
this album is a curve ball. mr. g is showcasing some of his deep and sample oriented works on “a part of me vol.2”. a touching collection of tracks taking the listener into the depths of the uk based artist’s perception.
strange alliances holds two striking and contemporary tracks by the tel aviv native – who also has releases out on turbo and life and death - plus remixes by trikk and rebolledo. and so it seems the amsterdam based label has another winner on their hands. with autarkic having an exceptional personality one would expect the same from his music. and this is exactly what you get with strange alliances, as his originality shines through on both tracks. interesting fact is that autarkic used a lot of live instruments and his own vocals on both tracks, adding to the ingenuity of the dgtl 006 release.
DRIFTED MID-FLOW SERIES 001 (2X12 INCH, 140 G VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl, 140 g vinyl UK05.10.18
after a short hatius following the sellout dr001 - tommy vicari jnr s suction ep in 2015. drifted records latest sub-label project mid-flow series showcases the more electronic/breakbeat shade of minimal techno. their debut 8 track various artist compilation lp includes compositions from henry hyde, martinez, voigtmann, alicia hush, lee hume, unai trotti, amathia and bilal.
ll1219 is introducing a new duo from cape town, south africa: atelier. their ‚something to fill an hour‘ ep is a prelude to a full-length player which will be released early next year. on the ep you will find the beautifully crafted and organic sounding original which is backed up by two remixes coming from the super in-demand and always tasteful perel and the label heads thomas and mathias as sbth.
“birds” ist captain o’haras erstes gemeinsames release auf dem leipziger label haptik. die beiden artists verstehen die gemeinsame produktion als prozess der kommunikation, ihre talente vereinen sich dabei im eleganten spiel. sein technisches know-how und ihr talent für klangästhetik ergänzen und potenzieren sich und erzeugen eine einzigartige musikerfahrung. dieser mix gelingt über eine experimentell-stilistische fusion zwischen pulsierenden rhythmen und flächigen synth-patterns: neon-nostalgia mal deep-house hoch zwei!
they say we are a product of our environment, you are what you eat and you reap what you sow. but what happens when you can no longer dig the earth and your food is toxic? amselcom has forever been near the forefront of change, exposing new ideas and giving insight through music and creativity. our goal was always to bring the world closer by removing barriers and letting sounds and rhythm demonstrate humanity’s true, loving nature. that is why a transformation has taken place and with this latest release we hope to give back and contribute without the shallow, meaningless compensation that feeds the music industry. geplantes nichtstun demonstrates this concept perfectly, by saying it is time to remove ourselves from the machine and make our own way, in our own time. these tracks look to offer introspective that can only be found after eliminating barriers like money and fame. taking time for idleness lets us forget about the things that try and control our lives, a necessary respite in a time of increasing global noise. tracks like opak offer the perfect accompaniment to a quiet time of soulful reflection and mario wagner’s wonderful control room image brings us the idea of self direction and taking charge of your own destiny… one rest at a time.
seth troxlers definitive dance floor label play it say it has a real coup for their next single: a collaborative track from trendsetting and globally renowned brothers nic fanciulli and mark fanciulli, one that is likely to become an anthem for the months ahead. the high impact star is the sort of big, muscular main room tune that blows crowds away. built around barreling drums and rubbery bass, the track is brought to life with a classic vocal sample from rose royces 1978 hit wishing on a star that truly sets the whole thing on fire. creeping synth sounds add another edge to things and the results are sure to sweep up even the biggest of dance floors. the superb dub version has even more focus on the monstrous drums and allows the synths to breath that bit more for extra euphoric effects. this is a brilliant pairing and it s no surprise the prominent brothers come up with some real house heat here.
it seems odd that we have to introduce the london mainstay and lion & lamb resident mr. bobby pleasure to the fold, but it is indeed his first solo outing and what an incredible record it is! three originals that blur the boundaries between house and techno whilst maintaining a heavy dance-floor orientation, backed up with none other than a (very) special craig richards remix.
psp-dancer : the name says it all. this song is about electronic music between past and present, hyper funky, a glitter ball full with memories between flared pants and hedonism and yet straight forward for the year 2018. that s no surprise as for decades it would have been hard to imagine the rhine-main house and techno scene without frankfurt bedrocks pauli steinbach, sascha dive and patrick kunkel, not least because of their cocoon affinity. patrick kunkel and pauli steinbach take out the acid disco hammer full with endorphine acceleration towards dance floor. deep vibes recordingsimpresarios sascha dive and pauli steinbach form a disco reverb mix with a house-like depth between wild pitch and balearics, with kinky disco elements shimmering through again and again. try to take it high
MOUNTAIN 011.1 / MOUNTAIN 011.2 (VINYL ONLY / 2018 REPRESS)
12" Vinyl D01.10.18
** limited 2018 repress ** we have taken a little while to develop a new technology, encoding a so called hypnotising agent into both vinyl and digital tracks. this agent will activate automatically on any club sound system past midnight and set your crowd in a dream-like state. experience of one-ness, euphoria and spiritual transcendence are welcome side-effects. enjoy our new thoroughly dancefloor-tested mountain people release.
the first in a smash bomb trilogy of 12” monster dance floor madness. s.a.m. goes deep and groovy with the a-side track philokalia. it s a lush but powerful 909 driven journey with a power climax with stabby melodic synth strings reminiscent of underground resistance. the b-side features a unique exploration into the use of ravy armand van helden-esque sounds mixed with a powerful simple beat and melodic synths and a whispering voice. two tracks that has already seen support from raresh, mandar, matthew dekay and more this summer.
.... endlich auf vinyl, 180 g heavyweight black double vinyl in gatefold sleeve and incl. poster!
good news! berlin calling - the soundtrack by paul kalkbrenner is available now on double vinyl for the very first time! the 10th anniversary vinyl edition on 180 g heavyweight vinyl in a beautifully made gatefold sleeve with a luxurious finish includes a brand new exclusive poster marking that particular milestone in recent electronic music history. paul kalkbrenner s eponymous soundtrack to the legendary and unique film hardly needs any introduction. the original movie and its soundtrack catapulted him into prominence as an actor and dj/ producer, spearheading his peers and being at the forefront of electronic music at the time.
romanian producer mihai pol presents his “edge of echoes” lp for lokomotiv’s third release, with lkmv003 featuring 5 tracks on a double-disc 180 grams vinyl record. the release has received early support from raresh, petre insperescu, priku and many more, circulating prominent dancefloors and continuing the wave of hype in romania and around the world.
“wit blad” is the result of a beautiful collaborative project that started with illustrator joost stokhof. he was asked as an artist in residence for amsterdam’s hortus botanicus, a place where joost locked himself up for a week alongside the finest biodiversity in the city. joost asked eefje de visser to join him for a day and eefje asked nuno dos santos to form a powerful trinity of which “wit blad” is the unmistakable evidence.
heavily supported by the likes of raresh. not to be missed.... fourth in this eee series, following three outrageously good and well received records to date, sees another one-sided, hand-stamped bomb. the artist behind it, as always, is being kept under wraps but there s no hiding the fact that this is some seriously heavyweight club ready business.
pressed on 180g vinyl.
following on from her stellar addition to monki’s & friends label - polish producer vonda7 continues her steady ascent and inaugurates a brand new project: art | werk with 4 deeply personal yet effective tracks.
the principle behind art | werk is to allow space for movement towards the left, to allow for full creative control and to provide a platform for the listener as well as the dancer with tracks that lend themselves as well to headphones as they do to the floor.
staying true to this, vonda7’s “pure intentions” ep is a genre-hopping collection that is hard to pin down as it spans breaks, techno and alternative pop whilst remaining suffused with a delicate balance of allaying melody and power.
the latest lost & found release comes from guy mantzur, the winner of the israeli walla night life award for the no.1 dj producer 2018. as he never lost his obsession to produce underground music, he found the way to share a brand new masterpiece with his global audience through guy js record label. this two track ep is a perfect blend of sophistication and futurism and its just about to open your doors of perception. take the dive if you dare!
incl human machine remix, for the first release, tau001, the adana twins introduce a duo under the name innellea , believed to be one of the biggest up-and-coming talents in the scene right now. heavily influenced by percussion sounds, this inaugural ep successfully launches with thematic cohesion and into a realm of what they believe tribal infused techno should really sound like. recruiting the help of human machine to remix lead track nautilus , having already gained significant support from the adana twins, who play almost all of their releases in their dj sets. the rich, contrasting tastes of the sicilian four-piece shine through, staying true to one simple rule – make people dance.
diving into nu’s musical world is like a butterfly’s flight through the tropical nature of the peruian andes. orchídeas. cantutas. mariposa. at berlin’s bar25 club, nu was a pioneer. with his organic sounds, he paved new paths and set the foundation for a new genre: relaxed, open-minded, playful, floating, full of soul and depth.under the alias canu, he and mexican world-traveler alejandro castelli draw us under a spell once again with “mariposa“. the unwavering beat grooves to the sound of the melody. equally inspired by his music, bedouin, kmln, viken arman and davi each contribute a remix to this single. these four artists are also among the brightest stars on the night‘s horizon. let’s fly little mariposa…
voigtmann’s debut album ‘sublunary’ is assembled from a wealth of elements and directions glued together by claus’ own way of sculpting and arranging sounds. in the spirit of a true album he spans an arc of tension from earie ambient via house to techno and breaks under his unique blanket of deepness. ‘the result is what happens when gentle craziness, selfishness, and honesty meet with unrestricted freedom of producing’
formed in 2007 by jakob seidensticker, florian schirmacher and henrik raabe, wareika was accidentally gathered on stage for the first time at hamburgs mythical mojo club. since then, the german trio has built a very singular sound signature after a decade of playing together. revealing the diverse influences and musical educations from all three individuals, the bands discography has been built over a solid live experience. being academically trained in jazz and classical but also self taught through electronic music, jakob, florian and henrik are able to sing, play guitars, drum machines, pianos, synthesizers, bass, percussions and way more
do you know what time it is? its debut oclock. emitting his first material for pampa, its &me - craftsman of all things deep and sturdy, at the same time connoisseur of emotive touch and virtuoso of sure instincts, one of the scenes central characters for a good amount of years now and one of the main figures of berlins keinemusik-crew. the man has been hitting the bulls eye of public perception several times in the past, meeting everything it takes to get a crowd going with an intent on the detail when it comes to his arrangements and sound. these new two cuts seem nothing less than the essence of his abilities.
the second release from an ongoing, organic collaboration of two acclaimed artists in their own fields - dj/producer marcus worgull and british singer-songwriter fink - again results in something beautiful and undeniably iconic..
for our 12th release we turn to local friend and rising star on the underground scene, ray mono. with a string of recent releases catching the ears of people like ben rau & enzo siragusa, ray’s signature groovy sound is in hot demand. for remixes we ve turned to julenn who’s recent blind vision ep sold out in under a week. holding up the tail pathway boss niko maxen delivers a stripped back remix of identify crisis.
the latest release on microcastle welcomes brian cid back to the label for a brand new ep. the us artist last appeared on the canadian imprint a year ago with his well received belles du shaman ep. three diverse and uniquely organic productions along with a remix from eagles & butterflies saw the release reach 1 in beatport s electronica and progressive house charts, while placing #4 in their overall top 100. a subsequent release on manjumasi, along with a stunning ep on his endangered imprint saw brian s music played and supported by adriatique, tale of us, lee burridge, john digweed, henry saiz, guy j, hernan cattaneo and joris voorn. his theory of light project with holmar filipsson from thugfucker debuted with two remixes for cityfox while a solo ep is due on the label later this year. now making his much anticipated return to microcastle brian presents his three track artist showcase pluto, alongside a remix from marvin & guy.
it s been a while since rampa aimed for collective affection, providing -the touch-. his current -sunday- ep, counting as the keinemusik catalogue number km045, somehow continues this sort of sonic caress.
the artist duo “bondi“ is celebrated by a growing international fan community. jam sessions, different genres and a colourful life are the sources of inspiration for both musicians. “mercury“ is playfully melodical and convinces with profound synth chords. in “land of the blind“, the melodical elements and emphasized vocals, which mark the climax of the track, sound impressive. see you on the next festival stage!