dilated pupils is a collective group of likeminded friends home-based in the netherlands. when forces are joined in one of their many studios each individual brings his own influences and styles to the table. together they share a distinct flavor in productions and raw one-take jam sessions created with the use of analogue machines and often recorded on tape. each of them have their own solo productions as well as other collaborations. but when united as dilated pupils they prefer to be known jointly as one entity with their own unique and distinguished sound. since 2014 the group has developed an interesting and widespread discography with releases on labels such as fear of flying. sol asylum. mode of expression. tabla. music is art. dorcas. make sense and mayak.
for the first release. antares label presents: “sunrise under the eyes ep”. produced by dubfound (moldova). known for its subtle and refined productions. with this new album. he offers his best vision from after-club. in side a we start with “sunrise under the eyes”. it carries a very delicate feeling. accompanied by a french voice. regarding side b. we find the remix by dani casarano. which takes you on a galactic journey. with soft sounds and analogical influences. dubfound in turn closes side b with “cruisin”. with an elastic groove. with subtle sounds. perfecting a very elegant and classy set.
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.
nektar agu is next up on fake records with his 1111 ep. two originals: “1111” and “vaeeke” that have been supported by s.a.m and arapu and it comes with two remixes by cocoon heavyweight and raum musik boss markus fix & dorian paic under their mfdp moniker. and also one from the man of the moment jorge savoretti who has recently released on dorian’s raum musik and priku’s atipic. limited vinyl pressing.
following up their highly acclaimed debut collaboration ‘last day on earth’ (l.d.o.e.). the trio from berlin took it literally and decided to leave this planet’s orbit behind. an introductory epilogue a1.‘prologue (don’t panic)’ sets the tone for the journey to come.harmoniously but pulsing the traveler leaves the earths gravitational force to reach the title track a2. ‘moon’ . an emotional touching and growing deep house art piece. b. ‘point of no return’ at last leaves the bounding limitations of contemporary club music behind by exploring a completely distinct soundscape. even referencing a certain 80s pop vibe. one thing is for sure: the voyage is just beginning. godspeed! moon made on earth by humans
it shouldn’t come as a surprise that applescal is the next in line for a release on dgtl records. seeing as he has been part of the crew since day one. with multiple appearances at their shows to his name. the atomnation label-head crafts out three tracks all coming from one single studio jam. aptly naming them harmony one. harmony two and harmony three. the record is a special one for applescal himself as well. as it’s his first full ep in two years.
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.
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.
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.
zultan it was the best afro song sold on traxsource 2014 – first position on afro house charts for 7 months. supported from the best international djs worldwide. more than 4 milion of view on you tube channel. it was licensed in several compilation and now this is the followup with the great featuring from the living afro icon dele sosimi. steve paradise realised the followup with dele sosimi and jazz musician pietro nicosia. 2 new version are available now to made zultan as an classic dance anthem
modd finally arrives on the label after swinging by on last years summer sampler. four beautiful compositions come together in harmony. beautiful music for sure but its the lead track that youll most likely be hearing across numerous continents this summertime. well leave it up to you to explore the eps nuances and blissful charm. if youre simply looking for a track to play in the clubs then be really lazy and just listen to salomeya.
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.
when dorian paic. tobi neuman and patrick ense took a lunch break from their studio session they met house legend eric d. clark randomly at the burger joint. after a quick chat they took him over to tobi’s studio and recorded this delicious 12″. for us. einzelkind founded la peña in 2007 as a label for friends to meet up. live. and release the music they love – and here we have the perfect example of such a serendipitous event.
backed up by a juicy mfdp club mix this release gives a nod to the golden era of house music and album cover art.
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amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! homemade ep is signed by mihai popescu . labels twelve release . already releasing some of his older tracks at soulsity. here comes 4 of mihais latest works. on a side the ep starts with untitled 3. a powefull but smooth inner trip fusioned with the nostalgic feeling of the 90s and is a tribute to the past. present and future generations of house-heads enthusiasts. it also introduces the second track of this side. >once upon..< a minimal-house journey to the realms of dreamy stories and infinite possibilities on the >hills of nowhere<. flip the side and you will find a more minimal orientated expressive part of mihai popescu . also a shift in the mood of the entire ep. b1 >prea serios< and >untitled 1< might seem the dark side of the moon but are rather infused with the same energy and afinity for dreamful scenarios.
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.
british dj/producer bearface has been on a bit of a roll of later. aside from releases on his own beartone label. the london-based label owner has also found time to deliver outstanding cuts to the likes of exploited ghetto. which housed his last release. the wonderful moon . this time around. he comes correct on his own beartone label with a record that s notable for its quirky demeanour and undoubted eclecticism. opening up the release is the sounds of mumbai nights . although it gets us underway in fairly innocuous fashion. it quickly finds its feet thanks to a brilliant. whaling indian-inspired vocal that weaves in and out throughout. a whimsical track of that sort that s sure to be a hit with more daring djs. it s an auspicious start to a release that s never lacking in personality. as is his forte. bearface then goes much deeper in search of kicks on data storm . taking us taking us down the rabbit hole to a place that s full of enticing oddities throughout. after this. the frankly bonkers sound of the electro-leaning title track sista take centre stage. a thoroughly intense peak-time workout. it s full of attitude and an indication of the producer s more gnarly and abrasive approach. all things considered. it s sure to get the night moving in an altogether different direction wherever it s unleashed. closing out the ep is the drum heavy sounds of march . a broody track that s tailor made for the night s more relentless moments. it s a a fitting way with which to sign off an eclectic and dizzying release. the latest chapter in the beartone story is a captivating listen throughout.
very limited repress. ada kaleh sets off this year with >nedesluș........it în amurg<. the ep features three pieces designed in ada kalehs distinctive and at times peculiar style. opening with luring and intricate layers of sounds added to exotic rhythms on the whirling dervishes inspired >nedesluș........it în amurg<. and continuing with the folding and unfolding haze of >morgana avidoma<. a metaphorical journey through the vast cosmic desert. 180g vinyl only.