sagmen third release featured greg pidcock and andre salmon who combine to deliver ‘you got it’ ep with four dark house cuts plus two digital only mixes. uk producer greg pidcock’s nomadic tendencies have fostered a strong connection with his music which has seen releases on esteemed labels like hot creations. get physical. culprit. saved. not to mention founding his montreal-based imprint flora. meanwhile. andre salmon’s extensive knowledge of music production has earnt him releases on the likes of repopulate mars. leftroom. hottrax. suara. before founding sagmen alongside aert prog. ‘you got it’ delivers a heavyweight kick and sharp percussive rhythms that lay the foundation for haunting arpeggios and an intoxicating vocal hook before ‘loco’ provides grooved drum patterns. a powerful bass melody and an array of intriguing synthesiser transitions. with epic vocals effects . “tfss’ offers up warped vocal samples and mesmerising motifs on top of a pulsating low-end whilst “esto es montanita’ hits hard with crunching drum sounds. enticing filter sweeps and hypnotic samples. two digital only ‘black mixes’ conclude the package. with the first reinterpretation of ‘loco’ setting an ominous tone until the alternative version of ‘tfss’ follows with a rumbling bass. crisp percussion and dubbed out vocal licks.
having previously caused a sensation with his releases on labels such as enchufada and naafi. siete catorce delivers four supreme cuts for his hypermedium debut. packed with his futuristic rhythmic craft and his highly hybridised sonic language. agnosia finds the mexicali-based producer joining the dots between cumbia’s seductive syncopations. the entrancing club-driven beats of tribal guarachero and ruidosó...n’s spooky experimentation. merging mexican traditional rhythms and contemporary dance motifs. the ep’s playfulness is further highlighted by imposing basslines. airy synths and eclectic glitches - its occasional sparse atmosphere quickly escalating to reveal some intricate. compulsive drum work. exquisitely intense. agnosia is undoubtedly siete catorce’s tour de force. revealing in every detail the finest textures of an ever-expanding affective continuum.
ltd 2018 repress !!! melbourne party enthusiasts animals dancing launch their self titled label with the sophomore release from krautback duo coober pedy university band (tornado wallace & william paxton aka tom moore of otologic). kookaburra. once described as *a bit too mental for me*. continues in the vein of their moon plain release. but this time takes it a step further. perhaps too far.
deepartsound. perpetual rhythms. osunlade s -yoruba-. and many others – -about u- is trinidadian deep s first release for croatian label burek.
born and raised on the island of trinidad and tobago. today a place this producer calls -home- is found on various locations scattered all over the globe and a variety of influences is what is immediately evident by rich sounds and textures engraved onto this piece of vinyl.
a side. -i want- is the most laid-back moment. in lack of a better term. warm-sounding tribal percussions supporting the interaction of deep chords and wonderfully lush synths running thought the whole track only to get enriched with a beautiful piano line in the 2nd half. if there is track fitting to represent the sunset. that transition from day to night moment – -i would- is the one.
b1 -ghost- is the track on the record with the most forward-momentum. deep tribal rhythms and lush synth lines are a sort-of a leitmotif on this record and are present here as well. with an occasional vocal snippet that only deepens the magic.
b2 -abourisha- makes good use of those leitmotifs in a similarly effective but overall quite different manner. broken rhythm gives it a slightly different energy. making it an ideal track for those 5 am moments when a track like this marks the night.
after an inaugural. top-rated release by kouslin and his friends. the le chatroom familia remain on top of their release schedule with this successive record. featuring some familiar faces from the uk music scene. the team have compiled another hefty va. containing three bass-heavy tracks close to the 130bpm mark that definitely resonate at le chatroom’s signature frequency. with their first release having received support from a wide range of artists. from marcus nasty to huxley to bristol s livity sound gang. and with glowing write-ups in djmag. when we dip and cone mag. this second excursion is destined to be a highly successful follow-up.
dj support: lee gamble. peverelist. kowton. moxie. marcus nasty. jus now. simo cell. murder he wrote. lurka. silas and snare.
yeelen is a brand new project forged in the heart of a forgotten past. joe drive. of lux rec fame. and maurizio martinucci aka tez aka pragma have joined forces to sculpt. in their own words. -sonic constructions that transcend the canons of electronic music.- a bold statement. but then again this is a pretty bold ep. -techno tribalism and ritualistic soundscapes- are the bedrock from which this partnership cultivate their sound. figures and forms of a bygone time are conjured through intoxicating drum patterns. lost lands of dense jungle and windswept hills summoned through loops and samples to ensnare and entrance. polytheism explored through the prism of a polyphonic synth. mysticism born from machine drums. -ethnosonology of the future.-
after a year’s hiatus optimo music disco plates returns with the first of several planned releases.
first up is long time friend phil kieran with an ep made specifically with optimo in mind. it has been tried and tested over recent months and more than ticks all our boxes. we feel confident it will tick yours too.
phil says “the ep was recorded in my house and made up of mostly live percussion performed live by thomas tettey annang. originally from ghana. he moved to belfast some years ago. it just so happens his wife is a close friend of my sisters and that was the first introduction. thomas now runs -releasing rhythms” here in belfast teaching drum classes.
we used a wide selection of traditional african drums that all have their own name. each one has a style and a sound. the rhythms used in this record would stem back to south american rhythms but using african drums. this was a sound and rhythm that influenced early post punk records in new york and still has an influence on dance music today.”
ltd full cover artwork 2018 repress edition - full cover artwork - supported by ricardo villalobos. shinedoe. onur Özer. matt star. brendon möller. thomas melchior. franco cinelli. sis. frank leicher. sascha krohn. andres zacco. edgar dirksen. jason hodges...
especial specials and deek recordings return with the second vinyl sampler of the covered in gloria album. as before. deek s bullion pulls together the label s alumni and homies a gamut of talent and styles feature. from suzanne kraft. minor science. sultan shakes. eyedress and geller & kaya.
jaki liebezeit. der masterdrummer. hatte seine freude an der tatsache. dass der trommelbau seit menschengedenken sich nicht wesentlich verändert hat. ob ein fell jetzt mit schnüren oder mit schrauben auf dem kessel gespannt wird. ob es ein natur- oder plastikfell ist - das prinzip bleibt dasselbe: beide umschließen einen hohlraum. ohne den es keinen klang gäbe (man stelle sich eine trommel vor. die innen drin mit lehm gefüllt wäre.) so ähnlich ist auch die rhythmus-auffassung. das Überflüssige fällt weg. dir leere mitte erscheint. das unsichtbare ist das entscheidende. alle stücke auf der zweiten ep von drums off chaos kreisen um diese leere mitte. im zentrum ist - nichts. hier geht es um abstrakte. groovende trommel-musik. die rhythmen sind so weit auf ihren elementaren kern reduziert. dass sie zwar eindeutig singulär. aber auch allgemeingütig verstanden werden können. es kommt etwas zum vorschein. das allgemeinen gesetzen wie gravitation. ergonomik und akustik folgt. „spiel. was die trommel will.“ war einer von jakis sätzen. das hat drums off chaos sich mit ihm zusammen zu herzen genommen. im zentrum stehen rhythmen. die auf einfachen zahlenverhälnissen gründen. um ihren reichtum aus sich selbst heraus zu entfalten.
inspired by a fluid mix of global club sounds including uk funky. kuduro. techno and rap. nervous horzion co-head tsvi is to kick off 2018 with the release of new ep. ‘rambo’. comprised of six tracks. including collaborations with dj jm and fellow nervous horizon boss. wallwork. as well as a bonus remix from luru. ‘rambo’ details how tsvi’s sound continues to evolve. taking on bold new shapes in the process.
growing bin burst into 2018 with a bang. crash and symbol splash. uniting a premier pair of per-cussion obsessives for a supernatural mission into the heart of the rhythm. dressed in the pitch black of dü.sseldorf stands wolf mü.ller. master of the tropical drums and seven time salon des amateur breakdance champion. repping cologne and berlin is niklas wandt. germany’s funkiest drummer and a mixed musical artist as adept in experimental jazz as demen- ted euro dance. standing toe to toe in a no holds barred. no drum unstruck groove contest. these two titans will make you swing your pants like a crash bandicoot victory dance... so stretch out and step in to ‚instrumentalmusik von der mitte der world
centrifuge ep is the debut vinyl release on new hardgroove techno german label called kickmasomaass. this label was especially created to bring high quality hardgroove and tribal techno music for the real djs and a new life to vinyl. centrifuge ep is the first part of two vinyls where you can find a original version from slovakian hardgroove techno dj and producer andy bsk and three remixes from g8. goncalo m and wyrus. untill the original version is characterized by a groovy bassline with smooth percusions and synths. the g8 remix goes a little higher and bring the entire track to another level with great progressive sounds of trance and techno with a little acid synths too. don t need to write too much about the remix from hardgroove icon goncalo m because all hardgroove fans know how great his music work is. only a couple of words: killer beat. killer bass. killer percussions. this track kills all clubs and partys. next remix is from hardgroove producer wyrus. his remix is based on a killer beat with heavy percussions and at the lenght with over seven minutes is this track great for mixing. centrifuge ep is for all people they love hardgroove techno and we from kickmasomeass label will bring you only the best from the best. hope you all will appreciate our work and will support our label in the future too. may the hardgroove techno be with you.
nandu returns for his 2nd release on connected with another unique pair of tracks. the first an african influenced song with the mesmerising vocals of oluhle. the second a 909 style acid dark dancefloor workout. 1. nandu & oluhle - umfazi omuhle (original mix)- a gentle almost cautious arrangement building slowly and ethereally with a beautiful selection of sounds and an african influenced nandu rythm with shakers and claves providing an original feel and leaving space for oluhle’s moving vocals. 2. nandu – another jam (another acid dub)- a more aggressive. upfront side from nandu. for the intense spot of the night with twisted groove of claps and percussion. heavier in the lows with a proper 909 kickdrum with the acid line coming in half way through..... hot.
12 rhythms as the name already suggests. is a collection series on alma negra records. each issue is dedicated to a specific rhythm based on its groove stemming from its cultural origins. in a world surrounded by a plethora of grooves and rhythms. we have selected those which influenced us or just simply liked the most. the first issue and first release on alma negra records is dedicated to the unmistakable rhythms of brazil. growing up surrounded by the rich sounds from traditional to totally experimental. brazilian music has heavily influenced our own sound and direction.
cervo is no stranger to producing high quality dancefloor ready house cuts. released on 13th october. ‘deyo / kasoa’ is no exception to this rule. after a tough period mentally and a formative trip to ghana. cervo combines his love for field recordings with his well known take on the classic house structure. the end result is slighter harder than his previous work but signifies his growth and development as an artist. the lead track. ‘deyo’. starts as it means to go on. straight away the punchy and energetic percussions draws you in and remains captivating for the entire track but it’s the melody that stands out. the sense of urgency is soothed by looping bass and piano riffs. complimenting each other perfectly throughout. ‘kasoa’ is approached differently than the flip ‘deyo’. more care and consideration is taken. it slowly builds up with field recordings as the backdrop providing context before allowing a clear and definitive vibe to be established.
aroop roy is a uk artist and producer. whose music blends together the organic elements of jazz. afro. latin and funk with the deeper edge of house and disco. his productions have been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers and djs including gilles peterson. atjazz. karizma. soul clap. jimpster. dj spinna. francois k. danny krivit and detroit swindle and has released music on a variety of labels including freestyle. gamm. basic fingers and house of disco. we are pleased to welcome him to the lazy days family with this -all killers no fillers- ep
four triangles focuses on sharing music from upcoming producers whose talents are limitless. but have never before shared their work with the world.
asok’s label is at it again on this third release. showcasing five tracks from brighton-based charles green. best known as one of the resident djs at one of the city’s most lauded clubs. patterns. by tapping into his understanding of dancefloor dynamics and a lifelong passion for machine music. green has delivered a debut that’s as assured as it is thrilling.
bringing electronic music to the physical realm. genre-bending drummer ian chang is set to release his debut ep spiritual leader this september. an acclaimed drumming virtuoso known for his work in son lux and landlady. chang uses his kit to control and manipulate samples resulting in a seamless synthesis of raw performative intensity and sophisticated sound design.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
the in-demand duo chaos in the cbd is back on mule musiq with another breath-taking ep. this time the new zealand natives present different atmospheric spheres. the a-side tune comfort zone is a slow house burner enlarged with bird sounds. flute melodies and super warm bass power. on the opposite. their track educate the hear marries dub atmospheres and four-to-the-floor grooves. without giving up the hotness that dub music got to offer. their third tune pressure brings in. what is always needed in a club: funk that shakes the booty. and this wrapped in a gentle house track that stays calm while spreading hard to resist dance emo-tions. a heartfelt produced ep with three kind heavy hitters that come around for good
new leipzig label kontra s inaugural record presents a richly diverse collection of music that spans from world music infused house in the vein of many sex tags releases to break ridden. hard hitting. low-fi techno through to considered ambient music. despite the variation kontra is held together by a unifying underground style that every track shares. an excellent first release from a label that s sure to become a major underground player.
two tracks from times past crude cuts complete with krispy krackle a pair of edits remembered. rescued and revived. new world wonders sliced and stitched in the cold north. a norseman works in newark. a norseman boogies in nassau. a true zafari of zound in remembrance of a fallen friend.
from a recent mixmag story about one of pandreas releases: there must be something in that fresh arctic air in norway: from the sex tags mania crew to todd terje. the icy scandinavian nation has become a hotbed for producers making a particularly sparkling blend of leftfield disco and house.
das bandprojekt drums off chaos war eines der zentralen und kontinuierlichen projekte des erst kürzlich verstorbenen schlagzeugers jaki liebezeit (der zuerst meist mit der kölner band can assoziiert wird). anfang der 1980er jahre hatte er eine zunächst lose zusammenkunft von trommlern initiiert. die sich anhand einfacher. sehr verbindlicher vereinbarungen ein rhythmisches konzept schufen. das die möglichkeit zu weit ausgreifenden improvisationen gab. mit den jahren verkleinerte die gruppe die anzahl ihrer mitglieder und verfeinerte ihr zusammenspiel. welches durch repetetive modelle und deren variation gekennzeichnet ist. -monoton musst du spielen-. hatte einmal ein zuhörer schon in den 1960er jahren zu liebezeit gesagt. das nahm er sich zu herzen und konnte diesen vorsatz in kaum einer formation so regelmäßig und inspiriert zu leben erwecken wie mit drums off chaos. in über dreißig jahren entwicklung dieser außergewöhnlichen band. die sich eigentlich nie als eine solche verstanden hat. sind zwar zahlreiche aufnahmen. aber kaum je veröffentlichungen entstanden. in den letzten monaten seines lebens hat jaki liebezeit jedoch mit seinen kollegen reiner linke. maf retter und manos tsangaris einige stücke ausgesucht. die bald auf vinyl und auf cd - in je unterschiedlichen sammlungen - erscheinen sollten. nun. nach dem ableben liebezeits. soll es erst recht auch dazu kommen. - mitglieder: jaki liebezeit. maf retter. reiner linke und manos tsangaris
amsterdam s let recordings is back for a sixth release. titled communication . this time by jon hester. hester hails from chicago and minneapolis. and is now based in berlin. eps on dystopian and rekids spx have established him with a loopy and hypnotic techno sound that fits perfectly with let.
following mitÚ’s release of the most recent siempre ep (2015) and their two previous lps. the hit record balnear (2014) and debut potro (2012). the colombian jungle techno duo are dropping their new album. cosmus. in a break with the group’s tendency to record albums in relatively short time frames. the album was recorded over a longer period. giving greater importance to the sound recording of ideas at the time of their conception and less importance to post-production.
this time around. mitÚ took the time to let the record mature in the studio and get the ideas to come together. making an album in which the sound is far removed from that of their previous records. almost totally electronic and minimizing the acoustic parts. conceived with the intention of being performed live in its entirety.
music from memory return with their penultimate ep of 2017. this time with four tracks drawn from virgil vincent work jnrs little-known cassette only debut from 1987. fast forward. following on from a previous compilation of works taken from one of virgils collaborative projects as the duo workdub. this album under simply vincent. reflects a more stripped back and raw musical approach from the st. louis musician.
a year after danger. their debut ep on blank mind. durban-based crew audioboyz join forces with hypermedium to deliver another instalment in the growing chronicles of gqom. the darker deviant that grew out of south-african house and whose shockwave is still resonating across western dance floors.
london head aroop roy takes on brazilian rhythms for the 4th time on gamm and its quite possibly the best one yet. the working formula. simple but yet very well crafted to work both in clubs and for home listening. first off we get -flecha de foga- that uses a rare nazare pereira samba track as the foundation but with loads of added chords. beats and production details. on the flip todo mundo tem amor marries a driving analogue bassline to an amped up version of another sul americano classic - blazing !
key uk house player richy ahmed is next up on play it say it with a standout twotrack ep that proves just why he is such an essential talent. ahmed is currently in the headlines for his four thirty two label. which has put out some of his own great music and will a&r plenty from his peers in the future. it has also spawned a big party in ibiza at privilege. and has hosted events from glasgow’s sub club to leeds’ mint club. all this comes after years of richy headlining all over the world and working with labels like hot creations and crosstown rebels. now really into his stride as a producer. his latest is sure to rock floors worldwide. up first is the big and bombastic kimalaya with its tribal tinged and jumbled beats and big woodblock hits. wordless chants also join the groove. and the looseness of the whole thing is what will ensure it really gets the dancefloor going. add in diving bass notes and some clever breakdowns and you have a sure-fire recipe for success. just as infectious is come with us. a more nimble and peak time tune with lively synths darting and jumping about above techno leaning drums. its a freaky cut with inventive synth patterns that really get under your skin as it rumbles on. with these latest tracks richy ahmed once again offers up some truly fresh house perspectives
stefan schwander aka harmonious thelonious is definitely not a newcomer. he has been around for a long time and has already released lots of amazingly varied music on labels such as emotional response. italic. meakusma and diskant. he’s also an integral part of the infamous duesseldorf / salon des amateurs axis that is an obvious hotbed of talent. he describes his style as -american minimalism vs. african drumming vs. european sequencing-. a heady mixture which is clearly evident on this ep though with a definite middle eastern twist. here at versatile hq we were introduced to this clutch of tracks by one of the members of acid arab and we were totally blown away. stefan has a very unique production style. fusing all of the above elements with a hint of gamelan. a dash of tweaked fm synthesis type sounds with a dose of warm ambience and finally his own singular touch on the mix. we are very happy to present you these 4 tracks to you. an essential ep from one of european music s true originals.
after a busy eighteen months promoting his debut album. essex-hailer max chapman brings us his la fiesta ep on hot creations. the title track features alongside remixes by the versatile luca cazal and house veteran todd terry. with latin vibes from the outset. max has encompassed the essence of the white isle. la fiesta is a migration of percussion. chanting and melodic vocals and flirtatious basslines. luca cazal has turned up the kick and brings an old school vibe with his remix. todd terry’s energetic arrangement of snares and bongos compliments the provencal vocal perfectly. since his arrival on the scene six years ago. max chapman has released on an abundance of labels including viva. toolroom and last years body jack on elrow. that achieved number one status across all genres on beatport. established in 2012. his imprint resonance records provides a platform for the freshest talent in underground tech-house. max’s album catch me if you can. released last year. received a notable 9/10 in both mixmag and dj mag. luca cazal has been steadily rising up the ranks since his debut release on crosstown rebels in 2013. constantly refining his production skills. luca transmits positive emotions with every track he releases. after three decades on the scene. grammy-nominated legend todd terry has continued to release superior productions and entertain crowds worldwide.
mental groove records is thrilled and honored to announce the follow up to last year water vein ep (mg115) by asian psilocybe foundation & dj yogurt. entitled daikaku. a buddhist term for one who has achieved enlightenment. this second installment smiles on geinoh yamashirogumi akiras soundtrack. apf is an eccentric japanese musician who raised attention from the detroit. remixed by jon dixon of underground resistanceÆs timeline. apf first ep was released by once legendary producer orlando voorn (fix. game one. baruka). on the a side he achieves to capture akiraÆs spirit with his own organic and floating sound signature within a long. delicate and trippy techno number while on the flipside dj yogurt. a regular figure of tokyos nightlife who worked at cisco records. delivers two straight percussive numbers fueled with traditional japanese flavor to take the most discerning floors to a tetsuo state-of-mind. mastered by music matters mastering and cut at emil berliner studios. berlin.
while red axes s ode to the sun is still running strong one and a half years after its release (it even made it into last year s top 50 at resident advisor). here comes the heavyweight remix package: german wunderkind konstantin sibold is hitchhiking the original into afro rave territories with vodoo percussions and a hauting bassline that will be hard to escape from. fango from the italian degustibis family continues his string of strong remixes as he turns the original into a rough beat version just to drop the melody in the break for maximum dancefloor mayhem. and last but not least the axes themselves come up with a tropical house version that works any time any place. and thus the sun continues to shine.
cosmopolis is an electronic music release from artist fonemi. this work is inspired by the novel cosmopolis by don delillo. a book that tells of a modern odyssey along the streets of a great metropolis. the four pieces here. composition of cosmopolis. sounds as the soundtrack of an introspective journey rich in ancestral suggestions and forgotten rituals recalls over time. the undervalued atmospheres that characterise the whole work seem to be held in suspension by a percussive magma that marks the passage of the past that becomes present. cosmopolis is a fluid that carries our lost memories.
cosmopolis: a tribal and primitive dance. a propitiatory rite that has been handed down unchanged over the centuries.
fiori carnivori: what you do not expect. the flower. a symbol of delicacy and sensitivity that turns into an inexorable predator.
verso casa: the return from a long journey. the lights that illuminate the asphalt and the distant flashes of unidentified cities.
tra le rovine: an ancient song. a prayer that exorcises a universal omen.
nice price deal !!! next caballero recordings is the third release of chris montana. this electro-house monster comes with a strong remix by dub deluxe on the a side. on the flip you will find a remix by montana himself. which has a deeper flavour building up to a huge break
dodi palese is back with his third ep on what ever not. the label he cofounded with dan mela.as his discography tells. dodi speculiarity is surely to mix together different genres andsounds. trying to avoid any classifications. in slightly ep this is confirmed. funky raids in child goes funky . african groove for birdsong and raw sounds in slightly . we hope you
turbo recordings is proud to present a release a full year in the making. a&rÆd by turbo elder thomas von party. gender embodies the adventurous spirit of his own multi culti label. and marks a return to the kind of mega remix pack we used to make when the world was young and an alternate dub rework was all you needed to get by. germanys skinnerbox sets the template with a high-speed jungle rave banger. which is an accurate enough description but not something we would expect you to ever repeat out loud. the 12-inch also features versions by swedish nice guy axel boman. who missed the submission deadline by 13 minutes but still managed to turn in a 12-minute epic jam. and glasgows auntie flo. who somehow harnessed the siren song of the iphone with a marimba-heavy mix.
nicola cruz polishes off a trippy tryptic of cult releases for multi culti with espÌritu. folklorica s chosen lord. nicola cruz has shepherded the masses from the church of high tempos and brought trance-formed revellers down to earth with his fusion of crisp electronics and organic. indigenous vibrations. miraculously. he has brought this style of music to europe s major big room clubs and huge festival stages worldwide. pleasing crowds in the habit of being hypnotized by homogenous house music. espìritu de protección opens as a revelation. two seconds into the groove and you re deep in the tribe. you re dancing. everybody s dancing. things dub out. melt down. and a haunting vocal wisps through the room. tickling the crowd from their tailbones to their pineal glands. just as you recover from that spell. in fly the flutes. every yogi in the vicinity sways into the front and all of a sudden. you know you re getting laid tonight. that s the kind of power we re dealing with: cruz control. it s so potent we had to carefully extract the flute-a-pella and serve it up separately to use as a cult dj tool. on the flip side. not one but two slamming remixes of tzantza from disco halal-defekting russian duo: simple symmetry. vinyl lovers rejoice in the supreme exclusivity on the digitally unavailable folklorica dub. a supreme tranceformational party tool with enough flute to elevate the mind of the many.
it was in february 2015 when japanese producer and sound designer kuniyuki takahashi. sometimes known as koss. releases with the ep ônewwave project æ2ö a record. that tapped some roots of his mu-sical education: new wave. german electro punk from bands like a daf. ebm from acts like front 242 as well as industrial music.
airhead aims for the dancefloor with a 110bpm track built around a recording made in panama city early last year. all proceeds from this release will be donated to the children s charity casa esperanza in panama. dj support from ben ufo. gramrcy. neinzer. drakeford. mr assister. james blake. nosaj thing. bone soda etc
bomb after bomb! a new my rules records original coming straight from label boss justin van der volgen. fresh off the back of his latest ep which featured peak-time versions of shit robot s lose control and felix dickinson s burning flame . this one sees him on a whole other but no less floor-filling trip. coming in regular and dub mixes. no vacancy sounds like a lost brooklyn dub-soca-reggae-house classic. the a side charges with warped machine percussion. chanting vocals. a militant rhythm section and a seriously heavy bass line. flip to the b side and check justin s impressive dub skills. stripping the track back. he maintains complete propulsive energy. all the while adding plenty of psychedelic twists sure to melt minds. expect to hear your favourite leftfield. deep-digging. big room selector dj ripping the dance all year with this.
quantum collage is the latest pseudonym of olaf gutbrod aka ohm-g. having built a reputation around his long list of chill out tracks produced while resident in ibiza. this release on martin gretschmann (acid pauli. console) and nico stojan’s ouïe sees him dive into some more electronic textures. ‘lucid dreaming’ is a chugging. groovy trip built around a shuffling beat and dubbed out percussion and horns. tapping into gutbrod’s talent for amplifying the vibe. ‘afrika im weltraum’ adds a little more tempo - a swirling. driving drum loop provides the basis for layers of extra percussion and spacey synths and various chants and radio broadcasts. her beauty certainly draws on some the mastery gutbrod showed in his releases on café del mar and hotel costes cds - a chilled out groover with the sunset / sunrise seemingly in mind.
primitive trust is the coming together of two experienced musical minds. in one corner is will saul of the influential aus music empire. and in the other is tom mangan. aka tee mango. the producer who started millionhands record and clothing label. the pair met many moons ago and reconnected recently at a festival in morocco. they bonded over music. lunch and shared family travails - and as they both now live in somerset decided a little local studio collaboration seemed all but essential. between them. these consumate country gentlemen have seen plenty a musical styles come and go. so decided their best route forward would be to make music to please themselves. to that end. they holed themselves up in tee mangos woodshed studio with the following ground rules: they would make music only with the gear they had (mpc 2000. ableton. roland 101. juno. fender rhodes. various fx pedals) they would trust their instincts and go with first feelings they would embrace the joy of randomness if in doubt they would ask what would carl do? with that. you have the simple but effective mo of primitive trust. these sessions have resulted in a series of three eps to be released over the course of four months. each ep will feature 2 or 3 original tracks and one fresh remix. with unique artwork and an illustration by all-around visual auteur geoff mcfetridge. using the building blocks of house. and classic techno primitive trust can do zoned out and romantic. as much as driving and heady. but with an ease that comes from experience. years in the making. while tipping their proverbial hats to the past they also look to the future with their sound. mixing samples. wigged out synthwork and propulsive rhythms to create something honest and heartfelt that will stand the test of time
this record is the result of an undeniable desire to uncover a once lost and forgotten gem from beyond the dust. to recover the magic underneath. that has never grown nor subsided and doesn’t belong to anything but itself. a love story between two music labels that found each other in this blissful journey. lossless and something happening somewhere are here to presents the next chapter in their findings. uzoamaka is an original track by king britt from 2002. that still remains as fresh and uplifting as it was 15 years ago. nuno dos santos (sohaso) has been in love with the sonic narrative since it was released. but felt the urge to bring the transformative beauty to a wider audience. in an attempt to recover the original. the original master and pre-master turned out to be lost by the waves of time. calyx mastering have remastered the music straight from vinyl. keeping the raw charm of the original but giving it a sonic facelift to fit with modern standards. also making it available in the digital format for the first time since it’s release. the original by king britt is an ode to the ritual of dance music in it’s purest form. with vocals panning across the stereo field that preach ‘sing. dance. be. free to dance’. it resonates with the primordial human playfulness. joy and expression in all of us. teasing with a melodic bassline. almost reaching twelve minutes running time. it’s a modern hymn that never fails to mesmerize and bring people’s spirit together. besides remastering the original. it gave the opportunity to invite other artists to retell the story. this time the mighty dixon gives the original track an update for modern dance floors. pushing the groove to the foreground. adding some extra percussion and drive while letting the choir guide you to a monumental break in which the chord suspends in the air. “free to… free to… free to…” nuno dos santos has used his magic touch for a short beat edit. which focusses the whole affair on the groove even more. a powerful tool to add some impact to tracks or to break up an otherwise repetitious dj set. mathias schober is back under his sb alias. carefully tightening and shortening the original version from 2002 with his edit to create a version that celebrates the quality of the elements. pushing and pulling. enhancing the entrancing effect of the musical soul.
we follow up our debut release by stl with a dancefloor oriented ep by scotsman cain. for those new to cain. a regular on highlife records (a sub-label of huntleys & palmers). you have been missing out. he’s known for fusing his love of traditional music from around the world with infectiously rhythmic drum pattern writing. stand-out melodies and futuristic bass work. and this release is no different. seeing as we are a record label based in the middle east. cain jumped on the opportunity to dig for arabic influenced drums and rhythms to build the ep around. the results are dope! and just in time for the summer season.
NYAKO (AFRICANE 808 / MODIFIED MAN / DAISHO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK11.07.17
nyako is our 7th vinyl release here at otc and it s a big one. south african producer behr created nyako together with makadem during a santuri safari session at sondeka festival in kenya. the e.p is 4 cuts that build in brilliance from the original which has extremely broad appeal. indian producer daisho delivers a straight ahead 4 x 4 house groover. south-london production duo modified man swing their analogue machines into action for a heady synth adventure. which is just a bit broken. berlin-based duo of dirk leyers and dj nomad (hans reuschl) are the ideal pairing to merge technology and tradition together as africaine808 bring up the rear with a balearic sensation to round off the ep. makadem is a talented musician and vibrant performing artist from kenya. he s a figurehead of the benga scene in nairobi. his stage presence and powerful vocal delivery. had him likened to the legendary fela kuti. makadem innovates by bringing traditional african instrumentation. story telling and contemporary production methods together.
nice price deal !!! jazz monkey consists of two chicago natives and avid house junkies. jay nice and jerome o. they come together to bring you their first house single. we start with soul power produced by jay nice. here he provides a funky bass groove with hard hitting drums and a soulful guitar. which is followed with enigmas down tempo track with laid back keys. powerful congas. and solid hitting kick drums. jacks groove produce by jerome o.. is a party anthem that will get the crowd in a frenzy with hype bass drums. congas. crisp snares. and great vocals. train of thought is a definite throwback track that reminds you of a acid house record from the eighties but with serious drums and modern progamming. jazz monkeys mission strives on providing the best in house. disco. electronica. and afro beat to all who seek good music.