rare gems is the brand new label run by shaggie. for the first release both originals tracks are signed by shaggie & mario mng with two remixes from teluric and alex tea. played and supported by raresh, barac, janeret, zendid, anthea, john dimas, cristopher ledger, viceversa, jorge gamarra, piticu, romar and many other friends. with love for you.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
andrew red hand finally joins the lobster main family following on from our cheeky m8y projct 1Ø pills mate plus scorcher releases for mos. the red hand returns with four of his finest works, channeling the spirit of romanian resistance and some serious dungeons & dragons spooky haunted house shiiii on that a-side. elsewhere, chicago grooves overlap with roaring 303 work and drum machine battery. arh staples abound, this is a killer club quartet
northern dj & producer asok returns to lobster following a 1.5 year break from the grind, getting right back in the deep with four deep, brooding club-hitters featuring those trademark ricochet hats, undulating grooves and alien-esque doomed interplanetary atmospheres.
epic, cinematic & slow driving techno by stiletti-ana (half of helsinki s jesse duo). a-side s beat mix is straight tothe point but still climbs throughout it s entireness with harmonized arpeggio s and phased pads ? b-side reprises thetheme but with no rhythm, more ambience and differently filtered acid.
the balloonist boys are ready for their first take off. each record comes handstamped, handnumbered and with a unique postcard from the clubs archive of journeys. ltd. to 200 pieces. no repress! - viewed from above all worries lose weight –
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!
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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digging deep into the chicago rave vaults to re-issue the debut ep from billy nightmare aka “mystic bill” torres. ‘reality check’ consists of 4 tracks, recorded at mirage studios in chicago in 1996. two tracks on the a-side are dark thumpers and will haunt your head for days. side b has 2 versions of the same song, lighter and funkier in mood both show the diversity mystic bill is capable of producing. all songs have been remastered by george horn at fantasy studios. each ep is housed in a custom designed jacket by eloise leigh featuring a 90s photo of billy nightmare staring into tv static and includes a postcard with notes.
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.
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.
back in stock! when two legends meet one of the most promising talents from the new generation, the result just could not be any better. for its fifth release, berg audio is proud to present >a different path<, an ep featuring two original tracks from the paris-based producer traumer accompanied by incredible remixes from delano smith & exos. must have!
»heaven« ist nach »virile« und »territory«, die beide schon mit kunstvollen und emotionalen videos unterlegt waren, der dritte vorbote zum debüt von the blaze, das im juni 2018 erscheinen soll. vor allem »territory«, aufgemacht wie ein ansprechender kurzfilm, führte die pariser auf erste erfolgspfade. die süddeutsche zeitung sah darin ein »wunderbares beispiel für die neue arabische pop-Ästhetik«, the guardian schlicht »stunning work«. zudem räumte der clip zuletzt sogar bei den cannes lions awards (»grand prix«) und den berlin music video awards (»best directors) ab. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
east leipzig theory™ is a electronic music label and a registered product of the east leipzig entertainment group e.l.e.g. which was established in 1991. all rights reserved - offences against the rights will be systematically pursued and penalised by e.l.e.g.
the second dimension ep is the first release of the label and contains four hybrid jams which are between the legacy of dutch west coast, & 90s house. main influences are the hacker, old vitalic, legowelt and bicep. all tracks are made for the floor and dj-friendly - but the last track “sehnsucht” which means “desire” is a refreshing ambient drifter with broken hard-hitting drums and also for easy listeing.
8factor is a german music project from leipzig - he is producing electronic music for 8 years without making official releases. tommy tricker was a former alias which was used for lo-fi boombap instrumentals. one of his most famous instrumantals is called “kommunistische tummulte” which was released on red tape. he is also a big fan of propellerheads software “reason”. most of his tracks contains self-programmed malstrom-synth-textures or processed samples.
after offering-up paratrooper as part of dj tennis recent dj kicks, the israeli duo red axes arrive on life and death for an original ep. sami is a post-moondog shamanic tribal trip, while round combines dilapidated post-goa electronics with just the right amount of cowbells and guitars psych. vego is a lo-if western spaghetti full of tape delays and amplifiers sauce while pulse waves and wind blows on a big russian bell at the title track kalacol. a record that could only come from niv and dori another reconfiguration of the life and death mausoleum.
bang! superfiction recordings is back with label bosses italoboyz and blind minded joining forces once again, + 2 sublime remixes by superhot mexican new kid sakro, and legendary house music french maestro dj w!ld. this record, once again, offers a wide spectrum of superfiction’s music taste, encapsulating minimal house - tech sound - deep grooves, all blended in a fresh and modern way. vinyl only.
the first one was already a success... and its successor promises just to be the same: new hot stuff from the city of dusseldorf. once again, versatility is key, with two dreamy yet energetic ravers by dj normal 4 + 4boom & aki aki and one downtempo chugger by kaschiel. get familiar!
SPACE CONQUEST (BEN BUITENDIJK / DIEGO KRAUSE RMXS / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl FR03.09.18
janeret delivers the perfect combination between deep and dancefloor ready grooves with his first appearance on berg audio. the ep entitled >space conquest< also features remixes from ben buitendijk and diego krause. cover artwork by juli jah inspired by the monument to the conquerors of space located in moscow. the whole package is a must have ! vinyl only.
new raw moments release. already going down as timeless. after prior collaborative releases with fellow rawmoments resident paolo rocco, pijynman presents his first ever solo ep featuring a rare remix from the frenchmen hugo lx. the sophisticated deep a-side has a soul-infused inspiration, while the b-sides forward-thinking philosophy is complemented by a journey taking arrangement. this collectible vinyl marks the labels forth release.
crafting his own sound through years of intense musical exploration, the established romanian artist delivers two otherworldly pieces, set as a tribute to his great inspiration and all time classics, swayzak. “love for my teachers” is half naked dog’s second release, featuring vlad dinu and swayzak as the remixer.
tracks reminiscent of their first releases featuring lush pads and chords, and crunchy basslines with a strong balearic feel. underproduced house music for rich and important people dancing on yachts mooring off cala comte or illietes in august. or for the rest of us who will eventually get there... repress 2018
the rising london based label is quickly defining his own and unique sound laying down the law with another live jam recorded 4 tracks release by his own boss dothedu. following the success of the first release, senseverse records has came back with lost acids ep, a rough lost minded trip with an unusual sense of refinement. the producer lets the trip s curtain rise with lost acids which takes us to a gloomy hidden place on the edge of the house and techno roots with a banging 909 and crescendo 303 which dives smoothly into the background own producer s voice, colombine acids explores the happier stage of the trip and keeps the sound on the thin line in between the 2 genres with his fat kick and the flying and clashing crashes. the b1 throws us right back deep into the dark with a slowed down and mentally twisted remix by the very well known producer florian kupfer. finally early acids rings down the curtain s trip with some fine classic house music sonorities that lead us to a dreamy and dancy closing.
one of the most exciting young producers to emerge from japan in recent years is yunosuke senoo, aka lycoriscoris. with a knack for fusing organic melodies with futuristic electronic production, his distinctive output has been supported by the likes of dj koze and michael mayer. senoo now readies the launch of his latest album ‘flight’ on anjunadeep.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep, showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans, this ep is quirky, yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
ELEMENTAL REMIXES EP 1 (INCL RICARDO VILLALOBOS / MASOMENOS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D27.07.18
!! 2018 repress !! after a seven years release break, mambotur take you on a quality journey of airiness. except for the stunning result, there is nothing magical about it, because berlin-based venezuelan argenis brito and chilean pier bucci take nonchalance seriously.
eli noble und jennifer skillman machten ihre ersten schritte in der musikindustrie als songwriter, rekrutiert vom kollektiv xenomania, wo sie texte für einige der weltgrößten popkünstler geschrieben haben. es dauerte nicht lange, bis sie ihre leidenschaft für elektronische musik entdeckten und ihr weg sie weg vom pop und hinein in die clubszene londons führte, wo sie sich schnell einen namen als djs machten. in den fünf jahren seit sie mit ihrer single -you re so high- auf den plan traten wurden eli & fur von pete tong, annie mac und danny howard von bbc radio 1 gefördert. mit ihren melodischen tech-house-sets, gespickt mit ihren eigenen vocals, haben sie sich auf ibiza, aber auch auf großen festivals wie coachella, tomorrowland und ultra miami einen namen gemacht. mit -night blooming jasmine- auf dem above & beyond label anjunabeats kehrt das britische duo zu ihren songwriting-wurzeln zurück und kombiniert vocals mit ihren charakteristischen gooves und raffinierten produktionen.
tripmastaz vinyl only imprint plant 74 dives into deeper direction with the fresh names coming all the way from russia, germany and israel. all of them are straight analog gear young porn stars delivering high class material for 2018.
opilec music s eclectic remix series rolls on with another essential package, this time tackling a single from label boss i-robots s law of robotics album back in 2008. adding their own spin to things are red axes and hiroshi watanabe aka kaito after likes of kuniyuki takahashi, djembe monks, danny ocean, los hermanos, gary martin, alexander robotnick, daniele baldelli & marco dionigi have all stepped up previously. isreali duo red axes go first, a pair known for mixing up synths and guitars in exciting new ways on labels like hivern discs, i m a cliche and esp institute amongst others. their excellent version of the track re-works it as a deep and spine tingling house cut. moody chords lull you into a hypnotic and zoned out groove that is finished with some intoxicating spoken words. hiroshi watanabe aka kaito is next, an acclaimed kompakt and transmat artist who makes succulent techno with ambient atmospheres. his brilliant version here is just that, with cosmic chords and slippery rubber beats carrying you away into the night. warm and inviting, it elevates you to the next level over its long length, it is a classy bit of techno that also comes as a stripped back instrumental version.
chances are you ve already heard this track being played by zip or ricardo, it s been causing some damage on the dancefloor for almost a year now. and now it s finally available on wax. one sided 180g vinyl with a hand stamped label.
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.
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.
having turned quite a few heads with the first instalment “a very nice combinado volume uno” (yayhf 01), hippie dance sister label you and your hippie friends plows forward ever, backwards never on the latest 12” selection a very nice combinado volume dos, with exclusive tracks from kasper bjØrke, paulor, fantastic twins, zombies in miami and roman flÜgel remixed by pachanga boys.
frankfurt based paradroid is the infamous hero of the microhouse sound alongside guys like s-max and fym. he’s already been in the scene for quite a while and had releases on labels like force inc. music works and boogizm to name a few. strong microhouse like in the ol’ days.
MINUTES OF SLEEP (2018 REISSUE)(2LP, GATEFOLD+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl +mp3 UK15.06.18
2018 reissue of the classic, now in hq gatefold sleeve! original cover art, carefully remastered 2lp from original tapes + bonus download! following in the wake of *leland* (2012), the critically acclaimed full length debut by label founder francis harris, scissor and thread is proud to announce the release of his anticipated sophomore lp, *minutes of sleep*. the album is a further foray into harris signature blend of house, modern classical, shoe-gaze and noise which is the artists most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek, a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai, a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance, electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works, like the swooping joy of yokai, are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines, crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape, its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer, translating its findings into music and movement.
efficient space is honoured to share the little-heard recordings of three yolngu songmen from northeast arnhem land - bobby bunnungurr, jimmy djamunba and peter milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with victorian musician peter mumme. yolngu are the indigenous peoples of arnhem land in northern territory, australia, their clans are the marangu and malabirr, the languages djinang and gannalbingu. their songs are of instruction, story and ceremony.
entstanden im jahr 2017, in einem zeitraum von einem dreivierteljahr, ist dies stimmings jüngstes werk. sein ausdruck und sein verständnis von house sind auch hier von einer individualität geprägt, die nicht so recht zu der funktionalität des genres passen will. und doch die eskapade, das loslassen sind auch hier teil.
2018 repress!! max one copy per customer! ion ludwig for kontrast! kontrast is a creative collective founded in belgium about 5 years ago.they are known for hosting parties, proving their excellent taste in music by only working with the most talented artists. they are now expanding their output with a brand new vinyl only label. ion ludwig is delivering two very smooth tracks. both tracks are carefully selected, timeless pieces of music
it s time for a fresh new release from the apollonia stable, and this time around we unveil four groovy gems from shonky and tolga fidan working together for the first time, giving us a winning combination and one which is sure to satisfy fans of both artists. the first track dynamo sets the tone for the ep, the bassline has a deadly groove, while playful effects dance around at the top end creating an immersive atmosphere. intergalactic vibes. after that comes bastille , which features a similarly jaunty rhythm with a variety of bleeps, chirps and twangs layered on top on each other to give the track its depth and character, while a menacing b-line does its dirty work in the low end.on the flip we get micro-ondes , a mysterious into the undiscovered lands of planet funk. you feel as though you ve been transported to another world, where warped creatures lurk, calling out for your attention. as for the bass, its rhythm is utterly contagious. finally americana completes the collection, maintaining the unusual use of sound prevalent throughout the ep it utilises a myriad distorted instruments. support in the low end comes via a tough, punchy bass riff.
a new optimo music disco plate and the debut release from feon. when these tracks first came my way i instantly knew they were ripe for a release on the label. original, idiosyncratic, full of imagination and featuring a couple of dancefloor hits, how could i resist? ’also, “the sun is high” was surely destined to become a sun-blissed summer anthem.
the saqqara ep is a multilayered, sonic canvas from the mind of chris barratt, as he launches his new alias, baratt, for life and death. fine brushstrokes move from all areas of his musical hideout, spreading over five, varied, aural sculptures, each one warping and weaving on its own cosmic trajectory. pooling from key aspects of his eagles & butterflies project, barratt induces new musical shades, hinting at moments of disco and funk, through a lens of psychedelia. the title track is a late-night floor-filler - a bold yet uniquely personal necropolis built from riveting delays and arpeggiators. time bending sees dj tennis join in, stepping up with his trademark, rough around the edges production aesthetic, en route to unknown destinations. barratt hones-in on a confident, stripped-down style on khaos - rhythm versus melody just in time for festival season. 1983 soundtracks a ride to utopia on a rocket-fueled vespa, leading to collider, the land of un-quantised madness, where the most treasured of synthesisers live amongst their drum machine counterparts. flowing yet incredibly interconnected, saqqara is best interpreted as a mini artist album - the first of many barratt offerings.
after the first ep, that you must have heard in clubs across the world - laconica is back with its second. as with the first one, this release is all about the three solid cuts, which are made especially for the dancefloors. the first track “who gave you dis” is a deep groove in tandem with whispering vocals and powerful drums. “this for b” is a perfect minimalistic tool for after-hour sets. last but not least, “lil souvenir” (b2) is revolving around the chicago house feeling with some classic vocals in it.
it’s been a while since zukunft recordings last release but now they’re back on track with more quality music. pacifica’s “heaven machine” is a beautifully diverse four-tracker lead by the ecstatic and vocal heavy title track.
glyn bigga bush has been producing electronic and sample-based music since the early 90s when he formed rockers hi fi, going on to release numerous albums. since the turn of the century he has produced and dj d as biggabush as well as various side projects such as lightning head (sonar kollektiv), the dandelion set (buried treasure) and the magic drum orchestral (tru thoughts). biggas latest project sunken foal stories represents a departure from much of his other work in that it is not primarily based on beats. instead, his working method was to go with fascinating samples, accidental juxtapositions and irregular loops inspired by pioneers of sound such as faust and the audio experiments of julian house as well as early stereo test records, soundtracks and library music.
beta librae is bailey hoffman, a producer from kansas city, living in new york city, who co-operates the extremely vital technofeminism residency with umfang at bossa nova civic club, and has previously released tapes on 1080p and lillerne tape club, as well as a single on physical therapy’s allergy season. incienso is extremely hyped to release “sanguine bond”, the debut lp from beta librae. an extremely singular ambi-tech-no-house album, encompassing all the deepest vibes of the rave - warm and fuzzy afterglow dub mixes, emo-ambient ‘ludes, yogic, tribal downtempo vibes and all, mixed with love by the one and only!
greenvision is the collaborative brainchild of two esp institute artists, juan ramos and luca trentini aka trent, both longtime fixtures of berlin’s infamous playground known as cocktail d’amore. separately, these two explore their own very personal avenues of expression, putting their time in the trenches and endlessly polishing their works (this makes juan’s third release with the label), but when their efforts overlap we’re gifted a view into their uncanny synergy. juan and trent channel an exorbitant amount of smoke-fueled creativity, building layers upon layers into music so dense that the bulk of their studio time might then be spent navigating and formalizing their output into tangible tracks. greenvison’s collective debut with the esp institute showcases three intense cerebral workouts, banana paradiso, rambutan and the color of maracuja, an array of experiments pulling from all the corners of the duo’s imagination—it is disorienting, cacophonous, introverted and psychedelic, but at the same time playful, melodic, euphoric and undoubtably arresting—guaranteed to induce hallucinations under proper circumstances. we welcome the induction of greenvision to the esp institute, and with us as your guide, we welcome you to accompany on our descent into their abyss. try not to get lost.
azzur owner, melokolektiv returns on galaktika with his first solo vinyl ep on the imprint where are you earth? a side brings three amazing original tracks to the table made of synthetic melodies, spacey beat and acid basslines. control the night and how to be drawn will, with no doubt, pleased the dancefloor while where are you earth presents something deeper and melancholic. on the b side, we are happy to welcome two of our all time favorite producers. first, langenberg, who offers us a sublime reinterpretation in the line of his deep and organic releases on liebedetail, drumpoet community and poker flat. then, uk legend mark e who delivers a functional, raw and hypnotic reinterpretation. definitely something which will please djs. timeless!
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat, where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project, leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda, reboot, be svendsen, dosem, chus & ceballos, and many many more.
limited edition vinyl with cd-copy of the album included.
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat, where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project, leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda, reboot, be svendsen, dosem, chus & ceballos, and many many more.
JEAN LUC GODARD REMIXES (RICARDO VILLALOBOS REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK15.05.18
audio-visual artists soundwalk collective were granted exclusive access to the personal archive of the groundbreaking filmmaker and present their ambitious new album and remix ep: what we leave behind. the nyc and berlin based group were invited to aurally explore the archive of the seminal french director jean-luc godard and release their interpretations in an innovative new album what we leave behind. drawing on godards personal collection of shot film, reel- to-reels and historical ephemera, the recordings reveal the moments before and after the camera rolls, from stage directions and on-set asides to rehearsals, false stars and outtakes.
after a quiet year jan hendez is back with new textures for this 4th output on lumbago’s imprint. this release, built around different construction and moods, welcomes 3 originals and a clever equation of those joints by the infamous professor le loup. welcome in the geeky cave! a1 is composed of strong, deep basslines that melts with beautiful synths and twisted rhythms that will bring you directly to space. a2 jan hendez achieve a really interesting mix of his influences with a track that we have difficulties to categorize, breakbeat oriented, also electro, but with his minimal touch. ravy and deep. b1 is the more housy oriented, a great tool for djs with a good drop of acid on the middle. b2, le loup used elements of the three originals to mastermind a clever track between minimal house, and electro.
fresh from classic releases on connected with ‘lust’ remix and ‘drained’ ep from david mayer and the sublime l.d.o.e. (aaaron &deckert) remix from floyd lavine, this time they team up for their own release, and its special!
dropping on rekids this may, butch remixes good luck - basement jaxxs ubiquitous 2004 single featuring lisa kekaula. appearing on kish kash, basement jaxxs third studio album, the unforgettable single was nominated for a grammy in the best dance recordings category and also reached number 12 on the uk singles chart and number 2 on hot dance club play in the us. good luck also featured as the opening theme of 2004 anime movie appleseed, victoria’s secret fashion show in 2003 and 2005, and a version without lyrics was used for the opening sequence of bbc’s uefa euro 2004. real name bü,,lent gü,,rler, german producer butch has been a formidable force within house and techno for over two decades, enchanting crowds from all across the globe with his technical performances. highly regarded for producing compelling grooves, his releases have appeared on labels like desolat, cocoon, rekids and sei es drum, not to mention collaborating alongside virginia, c. vogt and ricardo villalobos (as butric). receiving regular early support from villalobos, butch has provided three different renditions of good luck and the remix is a rhythmic roller from the off, featuring numerous elements from the original whilst generating a cacophony of percussion as kekaula’s iconic voice is chopped and looped – the result is highoctane and geared for the dancefloor. the dub strips things back, purely using segments of the vocal for instrumental purposes as a whirring bassline joins deep synths and mesmerising effects. tying it all together, the drum tool is a high-tempo percussive cut produced for peaktime dj sets
YOURE SO JUST JUST REMIXES (INC. JOHNNY AUX & EC1)
12" Vinyl UK03.05.18
“today is a good day... rework’s ‘you’re so just just’ formerly released on playhouse is making an exclusive return on leftroom for record store day. one of my favourite records of all time and a firm fabric anthem, i had to ask paranoid london’s johnny aux for a remix and also gave it a go myself with one of my ec1 mixes. there is a limited vinyl run on this so grab it while they are still on the shelves!!!” - matt tolfrey - april 2018
producer and vocalist kevin knapp delivers his killer new single blah blah blah, returning to the hot creations fold after last years vocal feature on jamie jones positive pressure. here, jamie returns the favour, partnering with another label favourite, detlef, to supply a monster of a remix. finding time in his hectic schedule of touring the world, running various record labels and his paradise parties, jamie jones teams up with one of his paradise residents detlef to deliver an audacious remix, perfect for the twilight hours. hardy percussion, acid blips and pulses meld together to form a bolshy, no-frills remix. greek artist detlef shot into the limelight in recent years with releases and remixes on labels like hot creations, relief, knee deep in sound, moon harbour, and defected. kevin knapp gained attention with a string collaborations with audiojack (gruuv, 2012), matt tolfrey (leftroom, 2012) and his debut hot creations cut with richy ahmed (2013). a prolific producer and featured vocalist since 2011, kevin has released on the likes of hottrax, crosstown rebels, dirtybird, mother recordings and more.
chris weeks has been building up the kingbastard catalogue for a long time now, generally taking a self-reliant approach in the underground electronica scene where cd-r releases reign supreme. hes been a key figure on ambidextrous since the label launched back in 2008, and now he s committed to wax with a range of crunched up leftfield sonics for the machine-loving crowd. anxiety is a melodic cut with a house-minded structure, but theres a lot of production acrobatics and compositional swerves taking place within this framework. scatterbrain is more overtly out there, tapping up the kind of heavily processed sounds that producers like paradroid have championed in the past. data loss strike a heavy blow somewhere between dubstep and electro, and data ctrl ups the tempo for a rabble-rousing exercise in mind-bending machine music
rising greek producer g.u.s steps up on equivalence with some pumped up vintage techno sounds that take more than a few cues from the uk.shelf cloud strikes a fine balance between tough and dreamy, using a twitchy set of drums moving at a decent pace and flooding them with atmospheric pads and a slice of vocal that forms a central hook to the track. halo goes even deeper into british territory with its chopped up breakbeat funk calling to mind the dexterous sample magic of stasis, and then haze phenomenon heads into deep tech house territory riding a pumped up shuffle beat and swooping pads.
POLITICS OF DANCING CRXSS DJEBALI & FRANCK ROGER (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK30.04.18
the boys from politics of dancing records launch their new imprint, p.o.d crxss. it s a label of collaborations, of paths crossed, it s about friendship, having fun making music with each other. the first release is understandably done by parisian artists, as djebali, franck roger and politics of dancing have been long time friends, deejaying together for years. the result is two quality deep house tracks, cut for dance floors, one track pressed on each side of the vinyl for maximum dynamics and dj friendly use. friends, music and party, thats what it s all about.
mayak’s first part of their anniversary release continues to balance between deep and minimal house. for the a-side, the much promising noah skelton delivers a 12-minutes deep house saga, and for the 14 minutes remix on b-side we invited a legend - kamran sadeghi - who makes a sophisticated groove to support the great afterhours vibe.
losoul returns to action with his first long player in almost ten years, and delivers a stunning collection of compositions for the hypercolour released island time. otherwise known as peter kremeier, the german producer has mesmerized us for many years with his organic and emotive house music, largely released on the influential playhouse label, but of late has seen him release singles for karat and tardis records, as well as his very own another picture label. fans of losoul wont be disappointed, as a diverse yet utterly familiar sound aesthetic pours out over the albums seven tracks in his own inimitable style. the jazzy broken beats of gold tooth shine with their micro-sample chops, whilst mean time is a dense and dubby slow stomp, teasing the drums with space echo and injecting sparse bass work where it matters. inventive, spongy house grooves are delivered on boppin lower and square down smoother whilst the album closer, lava in you is a master class in ambient sonics and shimmering keys over a lo-fi swinging groove. its been over 20 years since losouls signature single open door, and the german producer continues to pour out honest and rewarding music.
the godfather of acid house dj pierre delivers his own selection of stomping delights via his iconic acid88 project. 12 original tracks from heavyweights such as hardfloor, thomas p heckmann, posthuman, bloody mary, luke vibert and the main man himself alongside his legendary partner in crime phuture, dj spank spank (rip). double lp black vinyl shrink wrapped with an insert.
influenced by old-school and shaped by new tools pola delivers his next shot on nilla. le petit panka channels some of pola’s playful, sportive memories from a trip to paris, with some softly handled acid flava between the lines. the two tracker features a remix by swedish arkajo.
warm fiction proudly announces the label s second record from new york techno icon (now based in frankfurt) reade truth. love s secret domain is truth s first release of 2018, a varied techno/house affair that will be a welcome addition to any dj s bag. across four tracks, reade explores trippy vocals and beats that are sure to rock the club at peak time or the wee hours.
acid pauli and nico stojans ouïe label acts as home for left-of-centre music from disparate sources - somehow connected by a thread of hedonism with a melancholic edge. welcoming kerela dust to the imprint, this four tracker showcases the different dance floor shades the label always reaches. kerala dust are a london based trio that owe as much to tom waits as they do to four tet or dj koze, but somehow tread a fascinating line between genres and moods. mixing jazz, indie and the sharper end of the club sound, francescas frames is the perfect introduction to their vibe. ‘maria is augmented with a thick, mid tempo kick and sparse, effective percussion. the clever vocals provide the topping - showcasing the bands pop writing prowess. the track will appear as a single release on 6th aprila accompanied by a music video. acid pauli and nico stojans remix picks up the pace a little, while dubbing out the elements into deep, late night dance exploration. ‘nyla brings a new vibe, deep, pulsing synths and a bubbling baseline accompany the crisp, compressed rhythm track before eds iconic croon arrives to take the track to a new level.
Žagar mark the end of a chapter and real milestone in their history by asking a selection of key artists to remix tracks from their vital back catalogue. the “anniversary remix edition” features numerous heavyweight mixes ready to take on the clubs. artists such as stil vor talent mainstay kellerkind, dan caster and the german tech house tital nico pusch rub shoulders with the legendary and influential plastic city house artist terry lee brown jr, uk disco crew clandestino and underground hero vakula from dekmantel to make this an essential remix album with real depth and variety. the limited edition double 12” is supported by telekom electronic beats.