very limited repress. making a return to the scene after an extended hiatus is vuo records, who mark their reemergence with a no nonsense four tracker from newcomer shuffless.
the a1 launches with * gotta go*, a deep-rooted house track carried along by a dreamy synth and some proper retro feels. phonogenic jumps onboard with a deep and driving remix of * gotta go* on the a2. a real lights down moment.
* yössä* kicks off the b side, a mood focused jam that twists and turns between house and techno. the ep closes with another remix of * gotta go*, this time from tm shuffle. its a subtle but hypnotic tribal affair.
dos attack are two childhood friends come djs and producers from madrid who ve have managed to create their own little space in the electronic music landscape. the masterminds behind cult label riverette, with releases by such exciting and forward-thinking artists as legowelt, oskar offermann, kornel kovacs, and minor science, the two are insatiable diggers to a point that they opened their own record store in the center of their hometown, named after the label. both as djs and producers, their creations are a reflection of their collection and taste – sometimes trance-y, sometimes hyperactive, always weird and wonderful, mixing the energy of late 70s new york with the good vibes of 90s rom-coms – pure love.
patch free, a new zealand born producer, takes the mysterious imprint hubplate out on its maiden voyage. free skirts the ins and outs of house and techno to drive the tone for animalistic dance-floor adventure.
LAGOON OF ENDLESS GREEN / SECOND MUSH (GREEN TRANSPARENT VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored / ) D19.11.18
the berlin duo gives us two impressive examples of their iconic dance floor creations. on green vinyl they show their endless passion for driving beats and sounds that dig into your body and mind. if you are looking for real house music and not only house tracks, then this record is made for you. and for dancers. this colored vinyl comes with free label sticker.
ltd repress! club style is the pseudonym used by 2 all-time chicago legends, a truly all-star line up on this record, that s right, the pairing of paul johnson and robert armani. say no more really. crazy wild is a 4 tracker of infectious, grooved out, jacking and tough house jams, both producers fingerprints are all over this one. narcotic, driving drum machines, phased out loops, armour piercing claps and basement trembling basslines are all over this ep, originally released in 1994. this one s a bit of a cult release from dm, collectors and freaks rating it highly. as usual it s a tough one to try and track down, changing hands for some hard earned cash too. this is the first time crazy wild has ever been reissued in full, just as it was originally released in 1994, complete with original dance mania label artwork. 100% legit, reissued in conjunction with dance mania records, chicago il and parris mitchell. don t sleep.
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.
finally a new sampler on siena! this time on 3.0 a broad range of sounds from funk to techno. the a-side starts with a smooth summer jam by griffy hildalgo. perfect to start a roadtrip! tetelepta & gerressen teamed up to fill out the a2 with their raw sampling house joint. for the techno heads among us, yes, the b sides delivered it. b1 start with bas amro with his emotional melodies and deep grooves. the closing track for this ep is by ben buitendijk, who delivered a true masterpiece for detroit techno lovers - don’t miss it!
one of the most valuable records of the entire house and techno scene, certainly one of the most deserving of an official reissue, as was the original mix. finally it comes via the new italian label la bella di notte courtesy of franco falsini, founder of interactive test and marco febbraro, music consultant at strictly groove.
having recently made his inaugural outing on brainfeeder with aphelion ep, british producer ross from friends aka felix clary weatherall returns with his debut album on flying lotus label. family portrait is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and felixs obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk. with a handful of revered 12inches under his belt via breaker breaker, lobster theremin, distant hawaii, magicwire and a 10inch on molten jets. family portrait showcases his ability to shift and evolve, moving from the world of lo-fi to the world of flylo, he demonstrates a versatility exemplified by the ease in which he can switch between playing shows with little dragon, holding down a peak-time slot in berghains panorama bar and performing live at maida vale for bbc radio 1. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
framework recordings is back with a very special, limited run vinyl ep that features five fantastic artists in oliv, o’hana, blurred, fred and ground16, and deep house doesn’t come much finer. first up is the low key oliv, part of the heady party collective bedford crew. his ‘submarine cruise’ is an effortlessly atmospheric dub house track. sandy shakers, balmy pads and an astral lead synth line all ooze underground class. o’hana is another emerging producer with an already well formed sound. his gorgeous ‘lune’ is another prime bit of deep house with analogue kicks and hits, subtle vocal samples and cavernous pads that melt into the horizon.
blurred are a young italian pair from labels like lapsus, safe music and hotfingers and keep up the cultured dub house vibe with more deeply enveloping grooves and dusty hits. the chords here are smeared in the background and sure to find favour with the more intimate dance floors out there. then it’s to impressive new swiss artist fred for ‘mw.’ it’s deep and house-y again, but this time it drives forward on huge kicks, with acid lines and icy hi hats bringing the energy while yawning synths soften the edges. closing out a tasteful package are swiss pair ground16 with ‘3rd street.’ cosmic in nature and with wide open pads, this house groove is another analogue beauty with warmth, smart vocal snippets and dreamscape pads. these are timeless deep house cuts that are deceptively simple and superbly executed.
this new chicago based label is runned by steve poindexter and traxman. the first release comes also from the label heads. track a2. is an remarkeble co-production between steve poindexter and legendary armando. on b2. traxman remixed armandos -snare yo azz off-. must have - not only for all chicago house fans!
after establishing himself with rough but emotive house as rimbaudian and jungle as birds of sweden, he unveiled his dj seinfeld alias to the world, first with underground hit single u, then with his time spent away from u album on lobster fury in november 2017. it was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. acclaim came in from far and wide, with everyone from rolling stone to pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy. jakobsson approached his dj-kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.
man powers me me me label proudly presents a very special new compilation, we we we, which will see all profits donated to the vital help refugees charity. the release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including pional, juan maclean, shit robot, medlar, asok, ian blevins and more. as well as the full album, two limited, vinyl-only samplers will also be released, with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.
lisbon’s paraí,so is back, bringing us their first artist ep - and it couldn’t come from a realer luminary of the portuguese underground. dj senior vasquez, mostly known as photonz, has been doing the rounds for over a decade, continually championing the early sound of lisbon rave while helping craft some heavily innovative dancefloor ammunition.
ltd 2018 repress • 12 inch , vinyl only - full cover
• printed discosleeve drawing & typography by stefan marx
to shorten a night-time tale into it s evidence: fuck reality is finally here. the piano mix- still to be heard on undefinably diverse dancefloor around the globe and without a doubt our, the, true westbam classic, needed to be digged again by the kids and ravers- the time is now. along the hard-to-beat original, it s smallpeople, the true lovers, and the never-beaten gerd janson in control of both a new version and a version of the version. go dance!
cinthie is best known for her imprint beste modus. for ground service cinthie delivers two strong floor bangers that will fulfill your needs on setting your crowd on fire. zky of cab drivers remixed both of the tracks. his interpretations with additional sounds and basslines give them a more jacidish twist.
this box set is limited to 500 units only
following the completely sold out ‘imagine – a – nation’ and ‘le fusion’ reissues, anotherday brings you a very special release from the vault of the enigma that is spencer kincy, aka gemini - we are very proud, and extremely excited to present gemini’s first 4 releases, lovingly re-mastered and packaged together in a very limited box set! originally released on relief records, the chicago techno label headed up by cajmere, these releases were gemini’s introduction into the worlds of house and techno, and contain some of his most vital works. as one of chicago’s most mysterious and revered characters, the story of gemini, aka spencer kincy has become something of a myth in recent years – blazing a trail throughout the 90’s, prolifically releasing over 200 tracks from 1994 to 1999, spencer’s music had shades innovation and soul few of his peers could match. then, suddenly, at the peak of his career, he disappeared.
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
perth native turned melbourne local roza terenzi is one of australias exciting new electronic artists. her debut for voyage delivers a three-piece suite of experimental, rhythmic workouts forward thinking with a heavy lean on early rave nostalgia. the ep is rounded off with a fast-paced remix of the title track from vancouvers d. tiffany.
new yorks marcos cabral steps up for his first full release on dimensions recordings, with the nature walk ep. following on from his epic prochainement masterpiece on dimensions 002, the ep provides a glimpse into the mind of a well-established and hugely respected artist. nature walk is a broad ep that demonstrates just why marcos records have been finding their way into a multitude of djs bags for the last fifteen years. from his work with jacques renault as runaway, and his coveted hamilton dance records output to his more recent deeper and darker leanings for leading labels such as clone, l.i.e.s. and mule musiq, marcos has quietly and studiously worked at developing an impressive catalogue which most folks who have brushed with house and techno will have heard, whether they know it or not. the ep provides a snapshot of some of the tastes and styles that marcos has experimented with over the years, the rolling, energetic and optimistic sounding, not quite house, not quite techno of wishful gives way to the brooding, dub techno of title track, nature walk. cape cod sees marcos in classic, house mode with a cut that could easily have dropped on nycs nu groove records, whereas rice a roni is a no nonsense nugget of twisted, grinding, acid. the ep rounds off with lets see how the light goes through it, a spacey hypnotic workout for the late hours and a fitting end to a stand out ep from the self proclaimed, hardest working man!
roots underground records presents the 4th ace release signed by marcello napoletano who’s back in the guise of anthony parasaula. the gifted mind of the italian producer has been digging through visceral, rough, genuine or physically concrete meanderings of the underground electronic culture while sublimating the sound by his peculiar treatments to drive it to a certain diverse sophistication.
vyvyan wants to keep his real identity secret, which is something i can’t help but respect (i did the same for a couple of years). without the context of personality, the music really does do the talking, and in this instance it has a lot to say.
gu (glenn underground) pays tribute to armando gallop & earl smith jr better known as armando & spanky on acid saga 1. the legacy of gus 303 can be felt in these latest tracks with bubbling acid lines seeping throughout both spank n gallop & peaceful rage(acid revenge).
the latest work of keita sano s mad love records is a 12 inch split by up-and-coming musicians: daisuke kondo and keita sano. they hail from okayama!, the alternative dance music label mad love records, and continue to release good quality music one release after another. the fourth release features daisuke kondo who is part of a new generation of producers from the same town as keita sano.
deeptrax proudly present the first various artists sampler on deeptrax records called deep series 1. after receiving demos from artists all over the world we found beautiful tracks that would fit perfectly together on a great sampler for home listening or proper dj massacre.
mcm starting off with a minimalist analogue techno groover. that flows into a great atmospheric acid track from lowe ake user. next to that, the mysterious 1989...
the b side of this ep is more focussed on minimalistic house music. one half of tsempoo named tserg already did his wonderful debut ep on deeptrax. together with a friend he releases music under his second alias named tsempoo. rich p, who will do multiple releases on deeptrax ending the ep with a simplistic though wonderful handcrafted techno. an ep full of heavy drum rhythms, moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes throughout.
limited to 250 copies pressed at deepgrooves!
part 1 of this eargasmic acid house comp jumps off with bishops latin influenced acid drums. the b-side sees jamal moss (aka hieroglyphic being) and eargasmic label boss daryl cura team up on the dirty deep confused transportation a stomping spaced out acid bit. isoke follows & captures serene early morning vibes on albion beach.
part 2 of the eargasmic acid comp starts with the smooth clear remedy by chicagodeep. its followed by tres amigos from secret studio & chicago skyway. on the flip, melt is a relentless, dark acid track by newcomers heuristics. b2 is a drum/acid machine workout by dcook on litmus test.
final installment of kris wadsworth very own label - strong limited black box of the amazing uranus series - kw777 is exclusive in this box - we have only a handful of this very rare boxes - 8x180g vinyl - black / white marbled vinyl - each record with another shade - handstamped - very unique printed black banderole - shrinked - vinyl only!
2018 repress -- smallville records celebrate their 10th anniversary with the 3rd and 4th part of the ways series. it started in 2011 with twentyfour ways (smallville 24)- one 12, four tracks, four artists and with timeless music only.
drivetrain (detroit, usa) – -one love- ...we begin with derrick thompson s techno/house fusion of melodic stabs gliding over the effortless motion of a thunderous bass line, cemented by a magnetic vocal chant dj roach (detroit, usa) – -the heads- ...new to soiree, the detroit hometown veteran introduces an aggressive labor of dirty, high-tech mechanics, with an endless campaign of twisted frequency assaults rennie foster (vancouver, canada) – -infrastructure- ...electronic pulses penetrate from the start paving the way for a high voltage excursion through peaks and valleys of a relentless robotic tribute to detroit nicolas franken (liege, belgium) – -pied bot- ... atmospheric in cadence, this deep-tech debut cycles from harmonic euphoria to a dark percussive ensemble, orbiting in a balanced rhythm symmetry
eagles & butterflies readies the third instalment in his art imitating life label series. boldly detuned and expertly defined, the last dance showcases trademark e&b chords and arpeggio sequences, backed with elegant vintage pads, tumbling, drum machines and percussion. the flip sees two reinterpretations of the title track, where a nineties broken-beat is accompanied by a beatless, synthapella edit.
yellow clear vinyl - 200 copies
* the past is never dead. its not even past. often the reverie rolled on deep into the night, an unflagging, unredundant product of the raconteurial mind.* a few years ago the last 12inch on kristofferson kristofferson. 2017, continuation of the story. rising sun indulges in reminiscences with full of breakbeats, deep house and ambient.
pal is a series of compilations by pear, showcasing all the various iterations​,, of that sound they know and love. for the first volume, they​,, have​,, cast their net far and​,, wide &​,, think you should find something​,, to enjoy amidst it all.
the new ep from montreal/berlin based label parages music is a collection of deep and percussive jams from jonattan levingstone. a well balanced ep, where the groove is constent with diverse influences from afro elements, dub techno and detroit house. on the flip side,>billie< is a deep house stunner with detroit style keyboards, subtle tribal elements and >secret, not so secret< soulfull vocal sample that will get stuck in your head for hours ... contributing to the ep, is canadian house prodigy, the mole, working a robotic and groovy remix of >billie<.
ltd 2017 repress - metal dance vol. 1 was resident advisor no. 1 compilation of 2012! ny times pick of 2012 this collection underscores the real romance of machines. here is vol. 2.... 15 tracks auf der 2x 12 inch vinyl
eleased by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space, sky girl is enriched with artwork from perks and mini mutant misha hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of ivan smagghe. australian import 2lp, released by butter sessions and noise in my head who are also known for their offshoot efficient space (sky girl, etc) - all exclusive tracks! scratching the surface of australia’s independent electronic massive, butter sessions and noise in my head finally compile the second volume of domestic documents. featuring all exclusive tracks, perth godfather ewan jansen joins new wa blood phil stroud and senate, respectively making hectic percussion tracks and hell bent techno, as newcastle transplant roman nails emerges with his squelching one take tape experiments. meanwhile in melbourne, fia fiell’s ambient mind maze and butter sessions alumni booshank target the cerebral cortex, hotrod goes full turbo and live/dj wingmen miris and norachi share the same side of their vinyl debuts (alongside the freakishly underrated colours of infinity aka kloke). kangaroo skull and cale sexton fly the flag for temporal cast, the latter on a calming club collab with sleep d. liner notes from ivan smagghe and artwork from misha hollenbach (perks and mini) features many rarities reissued for the first time ever
earlier this year daphni (aka caribou, aka dan snaith) released a very special fabriclive mix made up of 23 original, unreleased daphni tracks and four new daphni edits to widespread critical acclaim. today he has followed up with the announcement that he ll be releasing a new full-length album, joli mai, on 6 october (nb vinyl coming later.) comprised of extended versions of the tracks from the mix as well as new, unreleased track vulture
mint condition - a reissue label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in....
hot on the heels of his relief sevensixty ep we are pleased to announce the latest instalment of jaime read cuts from the vaults. the target this mf ep is another collection of golden-era jams from read’s envious archive. steeped in history, these infamous tracks are now seeing the light of day again. you only have to have a quick online search to read the fascinating story of the journey of this music and then maybe this ep title will make sense!
dj plant texture drops his weirdo breakbeat house trilogy lloyd goes to mars a warped lo-fi house brain melter. added jungle and downtempo mixes complete side a. on the flip simoncino offers up 3 sublime remixes, acid, dub and bonus beats!
georgian producer rhythmona has graced anti skate with a contemporary take on digital melancholia. on the debut ep, high roller, their raw production channels a signature elevating dance energy. the mechanical vocals and ethereal soundscapes are capable of bringing out every strain of empathy in listeners. a record for the dance floor and the night tube alike.
mint condition - a brand new record label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in...
the relief sevensixty ep has been legitimately released with the full involvement of jaime read for 2017 and remastered by london’s curve pusher from the original sources especially for mint condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - mint condition!
played by chez damier , for his first solo record label founder antoine molkhou aka siler present us his -still a kid- ep.two orignial tracks and the a great collaboration on -spatial purim- with the popcorn family member flabaire.
as with his previous offerings - that have found a home on the likes of red rack’ems smugglers inn, horn wax, ruff draft, plus his co-owned end of label boss imprint – cyclonix continues to explore the deeper and more leftfield spectrum of underground dance music with a futuristic vision. made up of two original tracks, ‘alien drug store’ ep draws on a host of electronic influences ranging from deep house to detroit beatdown, alongside subtle hints of acid house and dub techno, whilst both retain the producers trademark sci-fi aesthetic. the release is completed with a sterling remix of ‘you’d better not’ from a pioneering legend of the uk underground - 4hero’s marc mac, under his nu era guise. heading up the a side is ‘you’d better not’, a slow-grooving techno cut bolstered by punchy kicks and a rubbery bassline, where foreboding sci-fi vox samples are interspersed with dubbed out chords and crunchy offbeat snares, as the arrangement shifts from one mood to another. the sub-aquatic vibes of ‘two face’ follows, which is set to a hypnotic two chord pattern, 4/4 kicks and a lashing of moody synths that gradually entices you into deeper realms through the aid of rippling hi-hats and rhythmic percussion with a submersed quality. on the flip is marc mac’s nu era take on the 12”s lead cut ‘you’d better not’, who transforms the menacing original into a blast of uplifting broken techno, where the soulful musicality of sustained strings and piano chords complement snippets of the original’s vocal sample that drifts atop adept drum programming, bouncy synth bass and a flurry of glistening synth melodies.
the imprint of the french man lazare hoche returns with some super hot cuts
little is known about medicis, other than he last appeared back in 2015 on lazare hoche alongside voltery. on this, his second 12-, he strikes out on his own for the parisian deep house stable with some of that refined, head-tweaking groove fodder that has broadly defined the label since it started. -vilaroel- features shimmering tones that call to mind point g at his dubbiest, while -dissfreq- takes a sweeter route into dreamy pads and lightly shuffling drums. -carrier- is a darker, techier affair with plenty of hypnotic elements spinning in the mix, and then mdecisi old friend voltery lands a hand on the downtempo delights of -guda-.
cliff lothar debuts on uttu with 2 insane hyper-club tracks, e-string is -classic lothar in peak time territory and on the flip tool tyme is the perfect club tool - no messin with this 1! added bonus: comes with a remix from house crimes dj boneyard.
dj boring embarks on the sixth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with his dreamy ‘different dates’ ep. expedition six features three jams packed full of moody synth lines and broken beat drum sequences, accompanied by a mind-blowing remix from baltra.
after a long standstill, elypsia records is back in full-effect with an amazing release by scan 7, an artist collective from detroit whose existence goes back to the early days of detroit techno. scan 7 is considered by many as a pioneer of the underground detroit sound. this new release features the original version of scan 7’s “burdens down-, a brand-new song written & produced by detroit-techno newcomer mr. hooper featuring maurice jackson on vocals. the track - which has been performed live at the movement festival 2017 - has been very well-received by detroit insiders who see it as a new classic song of the genre. the package also includes the terrence parker’s radio edit of “burdens down” and the gospel-influenced “thank you lord-.
person of interest debuts on uttu with 4 tracks of tape saturated breakbeat house. previous releases on l.i.e.s, future times & his own incredible exotic dance records has shown he’s one of the most interesting producers working in house & techno today.
underground japanese artist makoto murakami comes correct with threee variations on one tracks, ranging from playful and skippy house vibes to downright mean and moody technoid pounders. comes strapped with a rework from luca lozano and sj tequilla, safety at the highest level!
minijack tulip presentshis debuts with future ep at resopal. the resulting laidback grooves -- loopy, organic and sexy -- effortlessly will seduce the crowd. the ep is a true dancefloor bomb. seasoned with short, dry sounds, clean percussion the tracks toy with dancers. house and techno combined perfectly.
FEAR OF DEATH (STEVE O SULLIVAN REMIX) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl FR17.07.17
vinyl only. first release from lisbon’s leading dance music record shop, carpet & snares records. andré leiria completes his journey from wide-eyed customer to fully-fledged producer, with three reflective originals and an outer-space dub from mosaic boss steve o’sullivan. ‘raining sun’ and ‘not the way home’ evoke wet spring days in the city, sustained chords and delayed accents swelling like morning river mist over the diligent bass and percussive clatter of urban life below. o’sullivan’s drifting dub of ‘raining sun’ steps boldly into a galaxy-scale soundspace, echoing the best of his dub excursions from the late 90s, while on ‘fear of death’ there are hints of another steve (reich), its cacophony of arpeggios propelling the groove into ever higher registers.
repress 2017 , a sagittariun arrived in late 2011, fully formed, and with a strong agenda to release musical dispatches from the front line of the constellation. he has indulged in astrological techno, spiritual house music, bass heavy dub rhythms and ambient paths. this his first ep for secretsundaze supplying three original tracks in his trademark style.
the third release on raw sounds district sees the label welcoming newcomer, voyd, into the fold with his “thoughts ep”. this one is a real journey through the producers mind. hip hop beats meld with strong house tracks, looped pads, powerful bass patterns and intricate, blown out rhythms. powerful stuff... thoughts...
after his debut with lucretio, italian talent, christian lisco, steps up to bat for paramount city records and provides an ep of three dirty house tracks complete with an awesome remix from marcello napoletano.
elizabeth merrick-jefferson is one of those artists who seem low-key. theres not a lot of information about her, if any, except for the existence of the first two records and a lone interview. one released in 2013 and the other in 2014. listening to either record tells you her music might be a lot of things, but low-key isnt one of them. powerful and colourful, direct, and with 313 references embedded in its dna, she pulls it off with style. elizabeths third record is no exception. it has found its home on our mothership label, burek. three happiness is tailor-made for the dance floor. it wont leave anyone with a pulse standing. playful synths, wonderful strings, and infectious groove make it impossible to ignore. knowledge revolution is layered and paced, painting a somewhat different picture. melancholy and a sense of mystery envelop this track, whose leitmotif vocal appears just frequently enough to provide insight into the title. the last track of this ep is fittingly titled noctilucent clouds. its a drumless track with a rhythmic main synth counterpointed by sounds which give off the impression of clouds shining through the darkness of winter nights. another amazing release from burek.
it is our distinct honor and pleasure to welcome todd osborn to the argot family with his stunning new single, elastic 68. this double a sider came together over the last three years thanks to regular communication between the michigan-based savant and label founder steve mizek. its two tracks exemplify argot’s musical direction and check a major item off the label’s bucket list of releasing a record by todd. with nearly mythical finesse, the title track finds osborn presides over a marriage of sassy, gleaming motifs and invigorating acid lines. its assertive bass line grabs dancers by the scruff before the unleashing a torrent of churning acid riffs that could stir even the most jaded chin-scratcher. “authorized dealer” is tougher and even more acid-forward, stomping and squelching as it drags the dancefloor into the dungeon for beating it won’t soon forget. supported by kornel kovacs, midland, xxxy - releases on running back, ghostly/spectral sound, 7777
it’s evident in the stark optimist architecture of daniel libeskind. it’s evident in krakow’s thriving club scene and the country’s bubbling pools of electronic music talent. it’s everything catz n dogz do: their attitude, their music, their labels, their wooded festival and, perhaps most importantly, their friends. not just there to carry you home, friends carry you everywhere. and right here on ‘friends of pets’ catz n dogz are carrying their companions’ creativity with the same esteem and pride they host their polish festival. a cultural statement and powerful showcase of their country’s great thinkers, creators, collaborators and disrupters in electronic music
the third cut on kalahari oyster cult comes from erell ranson, a producer who combines the subtleties and depths of uk electronics with the groove of the us. hand in hand ep is a transatlantic marriage of machine music. warm sounds abound, lush pads and textured tones accompanied by pulsing toms and clean claps. melodies are flexible, bending and giving as moods change and harmonies unfold in effortless shifts. let ranson take you, hand in hand, to hear the beauty of the machine.
jungle gym records presents “water tour”, a split 12” from dravier and ciaran lawless. an hour trapped in time, our tour guide takes us from secret cove to open water, dense fog throughout. dark shapes beneath the waves spark paranoid imagination running wild. though our hearts pull back to shore, we left our mind at sea.
new to the stay underground it pays gang, the tenth release on the label comes from one ofthehotest&experimentalfrenchproducer from marseille : donarra ! we get the chance to get 6 cuts on one ep (!) which is almost a mini album introducing you guys to his astonishing sound. it could be described as dreamy, raw, completely analog (his trademark), well some kind of proto-techno new-wave belter. killer. all in all, another wonderful release that feels straight at home in the stay underground it pays catalogue
wake up! 009 catches steevio in a lonesome mood. over three tracks the freerotation co-founder cruises through weightless negative space, sketching out contours against a backdrop of deep shadows and warm, melancholic pads. * machlud* opens like a mission statement, sorrowful and barely-there, before moving to the more nervous lounging of * forgotten futures.* on the b-side * green therapy* picks up the pace, bouncing with a lightly kinetic swing. luis remix wrings some raw pathos from the originals immaculate depths. yet it remains of a piece with the source material, rounding out an ep of heady, ephemeral moments.
ron dj skull maney is a legend. nrg music dropped in 1991 on chicago s saber label and cemented his rep as one to watch over the coming years. one of chicago s new wave of producers with a fierce style and original sound. the original press of nrg music was super lo-fi and that suited maney s sound. his blend of jacking box jams, deep pads, porno samples and nasty ass acid lines all complement each other on what is one of the era s most unique ep s. those who know recognise that skull s music over the years has always been essential listening material and this, his first ep, is a heavyweight signifier of what was to come! across 6 tracks we get a surprising cache of styles, from the sleazed out redlight action of nasty girl to the driving, demented minimalism of the raft it s all here, plain as day, one for the heads, the connoisseurs and the freaks. the real deal! reissued and remastered with the full permission of trax/saber records we have another gem from the annals of chicago house history for 2017. do not sleep!
hardworking families return in time for the summer with some raw house and techno, a step up in tempo from the recent cosmic dub cassette promo. three tracks of deep grooves and a glimmering ambient reprise. straight from their south london studio to your turntable...don’t sleep on this one.
3xlp album move d, jonah sharp, juju & jordash build the new supergroup the mulholland free clinic. their self-titled debut lp release is the recording of their second ever improvised, allhardware live set which emphasizes the ongoing paradigm shift in live electronic music.
london’s breaker breaker continue to build steam behind releases from rgl and the rapidly ascending ross from friends with a fresh 12” courtesy of bristol based half nelson. utilising a meld of hardware, old tape recorders and original instrumentation - the bristol based producer readies the inaugural release on this newly formed alias and in doing so presents the aptly titled ‘first step’.
slotting in neatly with the breaker breaker catalogue, the first step ep smothers burly drums with woozy sampling that work together to build a trippy, floor-ready sound.