DA ASA - THE HAUNTING SOUNDS OF YEMENITE - ISRAELI F (LP)
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da saa - the haunting sound of yemenite israeli funk 1974-1982. fortuna records deliver a stellar compilation of real-life magic created by immigrants from yemen. in tel aviv. from the mid seventies to the early eighties. ranging from extremely rare to previously unreleased. these tracks are a result of a unique scene which blended funk. soul. jazz & disco with traditional yemenite rhythms & sounds. it cannot get more obscure than this! fortuna heads: look out for an unreleased tsvia abarbanel from 1969!!! glorious gatefold lp with a 14 page booklet telling the fascinating story of this movement. for the very first time!
cafe d anvers records. the label created from the same minds behind the infamous belgian club cafe de anvers. are beyond proud to present their very first release. coming at you on vinyl! throughout the years. cafe d anvers club made it their mission to provide nothing but the finest quality house music in a unique setting. this decades old. brightly converted church was thé home base for partygoers of every background and flavor. it is with this mindset they proudly present their first release. brought to you by the belgian duo capoon. capoon is comprised out of techno and house producer & djs jackjazz and lemakuhlar. who have banded together to form this fresh duo. the album title track takes the lead out of the bunch. as the a1 >i got soul (original mix)< blasts off to treat its listeners to a veritable assault of drums. basslines. stabs. and a classic soulful (no pun intended) vocal cut that guides the breakdown to its relentless climax. the frankfurt based producer reboot gives us the honor of hearing his take on the b1 side with this >reboots million souls remix<. very reminiscent of the minimal glorydays. this exquisite union of minimalistic drums. bips. bleeps and faded stabs provides us with reboots unique take on the original. french native. matt sassari takes control of the b2 side with his remixed version. relying on the modern days techno sound. yet keeping it progressively darker in terms of structure and vibe to top off the colourful sound palette of the album. last but not least. and with the dj in mind. capoon dedicated the a2 side to an a2 acapella track. servicing those who want that little extra for their creative needs!
trevor jacksons second release on his unreleased archive recordings label pre is a heady collection of subterranean minimalist synth jams. blissful technicolour textures. somber distorted drones and expansive cosmic soundscapes. recorded during 2010-2014 with a limited analog vintage hardware set up elka sythex. roland jupiter 6. roland 808. roland chorus echo. bel bd80 delay & tape. these solo recordings were created at unearthly hours as lengthy improvised compositions and cathartic personal experiments. heavily manipulated using classic effects units. harmonic layers slowly evolve. arpeggiated melodies mutate. discordant drum machines and fractured voices merge elegantly into noise. design your dreams is jackson at his best. uncompromising and considered. progressive and unique.
taylor freels has built quite a strong catalog over the years. his work under his urulu moniker. is widely regarded as top quality deep house and the banshee ep continues in this fashion. the title track has a dreamlike atmosphere to it. the banshee is a work that will strike a chord with lovers of the ocean-influenced sounds and hazy atmospheres. a strong presence of strings and dubby sounds. create a certain laidback mood that is perfect for sun drenched days in the park. chicagoan producer garrett david builds on the hazy atmospheres of the original. while adding some melodic elements to his remix of the banshee where he cleverly shifts between scales and different moods.
quadrant beat is a warm track that is built around warm chords and fashionable drum sounds. again. urulu makes sure to weave some outgoing dub elements into this b-side opening track. romance track is most likely one of the berlin based producer’s most melodic works to date. beautifully executed piano hits flow together seemingly easy over a sturdy rhythm that serves as the track’s backbone. the banshee ep is a work of lush deep house and an excellent addition to both urulu’s repertoire and the saft label catalog.
danny berman aka red rack em is back with 2 more burners on his much loved bergerac label. after slaying everyone last year with wonky bassline disco banger and this years hotly tipped self portrait lp he s got his sights set firmly on the dancefloor once more. 2017 has been a vintage year for the berlin based dj producer with radio 1 mixes. serious air miles. remixes for tensnake. tinie tempah. shows for rinse and after a hectic summer. it s time to focus on his own productions and get back to what he does best. making slamming house cuts designed for maximum floor damage. place for me (version) is a cut up. pumping. soulful disco house slammer. originally released in 2009. it s been updated and remastered and is another great example of red rack ems ability to chop up vocal samples and make something fresh from them. guaranteed club wrecker. which served as a pre-cursor to wbdb and thus needs to be out there once more. exhalt is a super deep. spiritual house number with vibes galore. deep pads and crisp beats combine with deep bass in an ecstacy tinged. euphoric disco number. one for the heads…
the talents of enei and critical boss kasra combine once more to kick off 2018. with the infamous jakes on title track vocal duty. the transmitter ep rolls out four pieces of low-slung. sci-fi drum & bass designed for darkened rooms across the world.
mix records started in 1992 in detroit michigan by blake baxter this release is a label reboot mx-20 machines ep will be mix records 1st vinyl release in almost a decade this release is a randomly exchange of drum patterns using the roland tr-808 and tr-909 rhythms composed and produced by blake baxter you can expect something uniquely creative and genuine from this vinyl release mix records is part of the mix media music group
celebrating three decades of kms-flavored techno. kms30 demonstrates both the genres evolution and enduring relevance in today’s musical landscape. comprising three cuts from kevin saunderson & kink. dubfire and marc houle. this array of club-stomping sounds paves the way for more phenomenal years to come.
what attracts us to chilean-born artist ricardo tobar is the notion of intersection. and although fusion is nothing new. as a concept it will always pull our heartstrings. applying influence is amateur. we see this over and over again as we endure trend-driven appropriation of cultures the world over. but the epiphany when an artist finds true synergy between heritage and influence is a pivotal moment that the inspired will seek. even though it may take the length of one’s career to behold. as pretentious as that may sound. it is precisely the hybrid born from that place of intersection that excites us at the esp institute. the a plus b that equals 3. we hear this in ricardos music the latin american instinct in his drums and percussion. sometimes tightly aligned with body movements and other times hauntingly mis-aligned and chaotic. intersects with his rock influence of ethereal (micro) melodies that slowly layer and layer until were climbing a glorious (macro) wall of sound but most importantly we hear where these different parts of his life come together to further create one unique voice. on both sides of his esp institute debut liturgia. tobar couples one pulsing dance-driven track with another atmospheric and immersive track. requiring we educate ourselves in the polarity of this language he’s building. one that will expand to tell a broader story later this year with his debut album. we welcome ricardo tobar. another forward-thinking artist. to the esp institute. and are proud to support any direction his compass points from here. as we believe hell never follow but will always lead.
melodies international proudly moves forward with an elusive piece of mid-tempo chicago soul originally performed by gloria j. jennings in 1977. gloria was signed to stage productions as a gospel singer with pure and raw talent she had developed in the choir of her fathers southern baptist church. she was 16 years old at the time. to tutor her for r&b vocals. willie c.
* 2017 year marks ten years of integral records and looking back upon the label’s incredible back catalogue. what a decade it has been for drum & bass music that we hold so close. * initially set up as a passion project and a platform for showcasing future talent. the label has been consistently releasing cutting edge drum and bass since 2007. the ethos of the label has always been about quality control and finding those special vibes that no question capture heart and soul. honing their unique musical language. selections are carefully handpicked by head honchos artificial intelligence and more recently in collaboration with label manager emma g that fit with the forward thinking. original spirit we know as integral. * now 40-odd releases deep and renowned for breaking some of the most exciting artists on the roster today. the label also boasts signature classics from some of the scenes most prolific residents. names include the likes of lenzman. lomax (one half of loadstar). alix perez. calibre. system. zero t. technicolour & komatic (technimatic). lsb. steo. dawn wall. mohican sun. phil tangent. satl and just recently. a.i. themselves. * celebrating the seminal journey thus far. a double album will mark this very special occasion. part one will showcase a selection of the finest from over the years in a chronological journey of the label’s sound (for digitial release.) a second curation will simultaneously launch across all formats of entirely new and most exclusive material to date. from residents a.i.. lenzman. mohican sun. satl. phil:osophy. scar. zero t. drs and more.
* 2017 year marks ten years of integral records and looking back upon the label’s incredible back catalogue. what a decade it has been for drum & bass music that we hold so close. * initially set up as a passion project and a platform for showcasing future talent. the label has been consistently releasing cutting edge drum and bass since 2007. the ethos of the label has always been about quality control and finding those special vibes that no question capture heart and soul. honing their unique musical language. selections are carefully handpicked by head honchos artificial intelligence and more recently in collaboration with label manager emma g that fit with the forward thinking. original spirit we know as integral.
luiz mendes jr or junior mendes was a ubiquitous figure in the brazilian soul / funk scene of the 70s and early 80s. contributing to compositions for bands such as banda black rio. tim maia. sandra de sa and many more. this. his only solo album has remained off the map (unless you re a collector of rare brazilian vinyl). despite his huge contribution to brazilian music the lp has remained unissued until now. 35 years after its recording.
it is with great pleasure that atmos brings you their first release. since the birth of the agency in 2013. the atmos family have grown in leaps and bounds - working with extremely talented artists. curating amazing showcases and now releasing some truly amazing music.
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art pop meets mongolian throat singing. blade runner meets walter carlos (clockwork orange). tom dissevelt and kid baltan (bowie’s favourite band) meet tame impala. the fifth album from marsmobil has been hailed by many as their best yet. with closer ties to “minx” (2006) than the last two albums. “fairytales of the supersurvivor” returns to marsmobil’s signature strength of wondrously brilliant songs (“and the fishes in the ocean”. “shadows of the inner light”) that blend off-the-wall cinemascope sounds with dazzling beats and punchy. powerful hooks to create uniquely distinctive art pop anthems. as always with marsmobil. roberto di gioia writes. plays. sings and programs everything himself. here. as on “minx”. he’s brought in support from a fabulous singer – the very wonderful amber lin. who contributes vocals on four songs. all the cover illustrations are also by di gioia.
head honcho of 4plae records. adam monti aka admnti has created 3 sublime tracks. portraying the more uplifting. housey side of what he represents. following this. the london based trio wax on mare st. have supplied their take on adams highrise showcasing their very particular. yet similar sound within their remix. here we have the birth of the euphorbia ep!
filigrane mixture betwenn techno. dub. acid and spaced out elements. odd even head honcho andre kronert performs a mesmerizing balancing act between two worlds. on the one side. there is the raw energy and explosive power of his ecstatic. repetitive rhythms. on the other side his style is characterized by subtle build-ups. filigree sound textures and the warmth of analogue synthesis. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
finder is the newest alias of jeroen liebregts. best known as radial (audio assault / mord) and as part of the duo museum (indigo aera / mdr). for this ep on lowercase life he has provided us with four deep and raw techno cuts with an analog feel. as always available in limited edition vinyl with hand made silkscreen printed covers.
it has now been 6 years that we have launched rora to share our passion and vision of music. we are really happy to celebrate our 15th release. and what a better artist than mp to sign it! year after year. mihai popescu has established his unique style. and he is to us one of the most talented romanian producer. five years after rora002. soulsity s label boss is back with a massive ep and a very special artwork of his own. we hope you will like it as much as we do! rora
jesper dahlback aka the persuader finally returns to stockholm ltd. this time in company with the phenomenal nima khak. together they produce deep. pulsating techno under the >swedish naan boys< alias. we are super thrilled to have them both on the label with the brilliant >aftermath< ep.
BLOOMINGVILLE (PETER VAN HOESEN REMIX) (180G VINYL)
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blocaus series is back and explores this time the deep side of things guided by the fearless awb lighting the way. the parisian based producer awb is well know to be the owner of taapion records with shlomo and pvnv and also released music on soma records and raw imprint. awb’s sound oscillates between deep / atmospheric techno. with film scoring influence which are reflected in this ep. he delivers 4 fantastic cuts including an outstanding remix by peter van hoesen all on the edge of an amazing melancholic and deep techno style.
cosmic walkers ep is the 12th release on informa records. this time from french parisian duo kas:st showcasing their emotional. mental and modern take on techno. owners of flyance records and with an excellent catalogue of releases on labels such as taapion. concrete music & blocaus series we are happy to welcome them to the informa family. to close the release we have the return of takaaki itoh who has provided a more stripped hypnotic take of endless exodus.
the third solo record by skymn further articulates the width of his artistry by taking us on a melancholic night ride across retro-futuristic skylines and dimly lit neon roads.
the record has received early support from artists such as claudio prc. deepbass. ness. svreca. artefakt. etapp kyle. i/y. iori. jonas kopp. kwartz. rasmus hedlund. samuli kemppi. takaaki itoh. eric cloutier. conrad van orton and s100 to name a few.
the legendary moscow club propaganda celebrates its 20th anniversary in april 2017 and launches a brand new record label. the label will cover different styles of intelligent electronic music. focusing on techno in the first year. at the beginning there will be released music by great artists who had performances at propaganda club in past. more artists will be involved and more excellent music will be released over time.
after great success of moondance 002. 003 is expected to be no less than great. one of croatia’s finest. ivan komlinovic is back with his brand new 4 tracker including the analog cops splendid remix. straight up underground techno-funk filled with different vibes and mindsets that ivan delivers at moondance 12- is fragment of his arsenal of raw but warm-analog sounding elements. we are honoured to present -ninja’s cross- killer cuts that represents ivan’s unique drift between different techno and house vibes.
planet rhythm has come forward with quite some serious va’s throughout the last couple of years. the 109th installment in the ever maintaining vinyl series is exactly that. a compilation that features several of the label’s great names combined on one slab of vinyl. kingfisher ep is a four track counting release consisting of tough tracks that are completely in the vein of the label’s recent direction. intrusive. yet melodic contemporary dancefloor action.
solar phenomena welcomes singular rhythm master stl for a new ep that offers four fantastic tracks of dubby house. it is the label’s fourth release and finds the something label boss in a typically inventive mood.
first track spy vs spy opens things with shuffling drum loops and eerie synth details that hypnotises over seven minutes. atomsmasha has wooden hits and rough shakers peppering a soft. imperfect groove as awkward chords bring an unhinged edge to the mix. on the flip. summer breeze & brotherhood has loose keys doing an off kilter dance over stl’s trademark low-key drums where freebird zones you out with long held chords and detuned keys as cloudy. dusty kicks bring a barely-there groove deep down low. you know what to get from stl by now. but at the same time you can never get enough.
d. carbone’s first album “carbone master system” is a collection of powerful techno tracks incorporating elements of rawness. acidity. and melancholy at the focus of his intent. bringing together the feeling and the passion that the sega master system brought to him in his youth. time was lost mesmerized by technology and excitement for the quest of the unknown.
recently created by 3 members of the legendary late parisian techno collective container. intervision is an eclectic label with strong aesthetic statements.
residents of three huge electronic french music crews (container. blocaus et tripalium) dj varsovie. blndr and paulie jan are launching their first intervision imprint: vampires ep. produced by dj varsovie and including three perfect remixes by iconic artist known for their hybrid approach of music. as well as their mix of power and emotion. namely i hate models. codex empire and the horrorist.
rich nxt returns to fuse london for his 6th solo ep and it is perhaps his most crucial and striking material yet. these tracks have been destroying parties around the globe all summer from daytime to night time. club to warehouse. all three are certified bangers. from the ridiculous baselines of brigade. the beautifully uplifting vocal of serious and the effect of the synthesis between natural and artificial drum sounds on eight. each track combines moments of twisted raving with crystal clear breaks and heavy drops.
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beauty and the beast is the latest in the series of special limited edition david bowie 7- picture discs being released and will be out on 5th january 2018. almost 40 years to the day of its original release on 6th january 1978. beauty and the beast was the second single taken from the album heroes. the second of the berlin trilogy albums recorded with tony visconti and brian eno at the legendary hansa studios in berlin. the track also features robert fripp of king crimson on lead guitar. who claims that his guitar was all recorded in his first take. the a-side of the 7- picture disc features the track with newly remastered audio. mixed by long-time bowie collaborator tony visconti. the aa-side is a previously unreleased live version of blackout. recorded live at deutschlandhalle. berlin on 16th may 1978 during the isolar ii tour.
after the success of his i speak synth ep which gained massive support globally from the likes of barac. cap & east end dubs. lorenzo chiabotti is back on fake. this time with vatos locos’s david gtronic. 3 deep hypnotic grooving house tracks that have been getting support from the fuse london crew amongst others.
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stuttgart based producer detmolt returns to underyourskin records for his second ep. ‘memories’. on the label this year. the ep’s name giving track is a downtempo synth led pleasant fellow accompanying its listener through the different seasons of the year that are reflected by the various changes of chords within the track that still manage to connected each change in harmony. the ep’s second track. ‘madlen’ is also dedicated to the label’s downtempo sound and starts off with an detailed enriched synth before a nodding bass sets in and defines the groove and pace of the track. in the course of the track the catchy synth is loosend and supported by piano chords as well as diverse soundscapes in the same tonality. ‘kaos’ hits off strong with a lead synth that changes within the course of the track and is subbed by different chords in the treble and bass frequencies to spread its atmospheric soundscapes on all possible musical levels. the ep’s last track comes from paul valentin who remixes ‘madlen’. paul’s approach highlights the given synthchords which are worked into dreamy yet fordward going soundscapes that still keep the original’s downtempo vibe but makes you lose your mind higher spheres.
for almost a decade. spains ramiro lopez has established himself as one his countrys leading proponents of techno. with strong releases across labels that include suara. intec. octopus recordings and bedrock. he first debuted on drumcode in 2015 with the rousing collaborative track clap your hands that ranked among one of the labels standout tracks for the year. with one drumcode release already under his belt in 2017 and a new label project odd recordings with fellow dc cohort arjun vagale recently launched. hes enjoying another strong year. his return to the label comes in the form of being alone . a powerful trio of cuts. all of which featured in adam beyers awakenings festival day 1 performance. the title track is a multi-layered weapon. propelled by a dizzying vocal. swirling synth effects and pin-sharp percussion that build toward a smooth classy finish. dark science is an effective stomper brought to life by a bell chime hookline and undulating synth melody ensuring its peak-time prowess. der raum rounds out the ep. highlighted by lopez s deft drum work. proceeded by a driving. euphoric climax.
for this second release it is the young artist blicz who joins the volphonie team. he proposes two original tracks. mineral effect and 2nd story. which perfectly characterize the universe that the artist has developed in spite of his young age and which perfectly matches volphonies spirit. a hypnotic and effective techno that does not forget the melodies charged with emotions. each original track will be followed by its own remix: the first from flug which gives us a clean and ultra dance floor version of mineral effect. and the second from andre kronert. focusing on drums and groove. in line with the first release signed scan x. volphonie continues with this second opus to develop its universe by bringing together artists from different horizons but who all share this involvement in music and in the techno movement in general. because volphonie thinks. like many. that it is not just about music ...
z.i.p.p.o is back on virgo with his first solo ep >night again< including a massive remix from the uk producer 0 phase. already known for his legendary works on token. deep. atmospheric and powerful. this record definitely represents the >virgo< sound in full effect.
max 1 per customer ... ltd repress - hand stamped white label from the hammer hits. feel my biceps hammer delivers a peak time disco rework. dj shanté & haircules of h.o.t. records fame. provides the dub remix on the flip. guaranteed dance floor heat!
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giammarco orsini is back on elephant moon with wider perspective. a four track ep of dance floor bombs displaying his diversity as a producer. opening with back to the future. a straight up house club killer with a slightly retro feel. up next up is inner path. a track with a throwback of jungle and breaks era on the b side electric love showcases giammarco s signature sound and the last track moonlight allows him to present a deeper cut overflowing with warmth and emotion.
karmon is presenting the second edition of diynamic musics picture:series. an eclectic mix of mystic deep house cuts. diynamic musics picture:series is a document in time. showcasing an artist s current creative output in order to allow the listener to visualise and understand the artist at a certain moment. it is not an album format. but far more than merely an ep. picture: is various dancefloor-oriented facettes of one producer. shaping the imagery that ultimately results in the listeners mind.
for the third release in the series. grant tries his hand reworking a well known classic house vocal. shedding new light on it and adding that distinctive grant touch and live trumpet from greg paulus.
three more original tracks follow. each a heady and measured dive into the late night. ethereal. otherworldly sounds fall against silk-crested bass lines and teased. punctuated drums. “time away” features more brass magic from paulus.
how much do you really know about nina kraviz? shes a russian techno dj. an accomplished producer. one of dance musics breakthrough names of the last five years. true enough. but theres so much more to her story than that. shes one of electronic musics most interesting characters. someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one. someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past. yet shes also the embodiment of the future. her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. if that feels very now. kraviz has a lot to do with it. which is why she was asked to mix the latest instalment of !k7s landmark dj kicks series.
next up on ruff stuff music ltd are 4 killer. heavily stomping tracks on the boundaries between house and techno. untitled05 is a new and fresh evolution of the label. bringing to life a solid sound with warm and intense atmospheres. including a magic remix by dj honesty. inside the storm opens side a with an imposing groove and hypnotic stabs. definitely flashing for the dancefloor. dj honesty s remix with its unique groove and the samples manipulation. goes in a deeper direction but still strong and energetic. the b side is full of surprises with mistake a track with a raw sound featuring incessant 909 toms. piano stabs and vocals that definitely recall the vibrations of the 90 s. a home with no air represents the true soul of ruff stuff. a warm house track with female voices. stabs and a fabulous organ that will transport listeners to another dimension. just put the needle on. push play and dance! vinyl only. limited copies.
the empire strikes back! phi has dug deep into the slovenian electronica heritage only to return with the 4th chapter containing three mid 90 s unreleased tracks by the cult duo random logic. once the pioneers of adventurous acid and techno sounds having released on labels such as thee blak label and having played in legendary places like the old ostgut ton. random logic are no strangers in playlists by the braver big shots such as nina kraviz. their signature acid melancholy and drive hasn t aged and syncs perfectly with phi s growing sci-fi catalogue.
for the 4th. neo violence have kept things closer to home. concentrating on fresh european talent for the fourth instalment in the nvs series.
on the a side. two londoners deejay astral & jeals. both well known for previous output on labels such as lobster theremin and shall not fade. combine with moscow’s rising dx2ov. the b side is occupied by a good frenchman from bordeaux. jus jam. who made his first public steps on 124 recordings and his own khasia hills.
this sampler is all about good house vibes. essential wax for any bag. taking you from the warm up to the late night through. deep cuts. peak time bangers and crowd pleasers. this sampler got you sorted!
taking the reins for shdw004 is jeigo. having interned at phonica. rye wax and now worldwide fm. jeigo’s wide palette and deep crates are evident on this classy four track e.p which features a tasty remix from big miz on the flip.
-disco fashion- is certainly one of the rarest. obscure and mysterious record ever produced in italy. at the same time one of the most experimental and psychedelic recording mixed in a classic disco style. the author is unknown. his name doesn’t tell us anything or anyone we can associate to him. the musicians were most probably turnists (amazing turnists i mean) with fantasy names. the name -electric machine- was used only for this project as far as we know. as well as for the label. the founder of the publishing company who licensed the reissue passed away and the family carrying on the business is not aware of any stories behind this project. what better occasion to loose yourself to the listening of this incredible find?
a couple of steps down and you ve entered the grooviest cave of undiscovered strobe light excesses. smoke machines and automatic funk. if spaghetti and meat balls would produce. they d be named fede lng and deejay astral. bringing serious thumpers to susan. their pack the pipe journey is wrapped in pirate material. recognizable vocals and the longing for a never-ending after party after the next after party. empty your ashtray. crack open six cold ones. turn off the halogen lamps and start thinking.
we are extremely happy to welcome malouane to our roster for this third release. the atmosphere of malouane is unique: raw. melodic and full of details with charm. -long way for the homies- will recall artists like mcde or rick wade. quite in the same vein: jazzy. soul and house. the second. -keep yo mama clean- very catchy too: drums. beautiful basses and small samples interact with each other. these elements work perfectly. because malouane has a real sense of musical arrangement. a real mastery of sampling. -this is supposed to be an outro- is the last track of the original tracks: it is a little slower than the others but a great wealth: a real charm and a true personality emerges from this piece. the multitude of details and. again. the mastery of the sample make it a piece as much club as listening. cody currie has proposed his own vision. the young english producer made a great remix by putting his style and clement’s together. finally. times are ruff also offers their reinterpretation of keep yo mama clean: softer and quite faithful to the atmosphere of this ep. with a small taste of chaos in the cbd. the dutch have done a remarkable job.
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.
bld is back on his own imprint offering for rave use only. a 4-tracker ep full of early 90 s acid techno reminiscences. showing once more his versatility. these eclectic club-oriented bangers are ready to wake up any warehouse!
for the first release from antam records. the italian producer marco maggi aka mag0 delivers 3 original bleepy techno tracks with a minimalistic and electric groove. ode to venice will for sure shake every dancefloor where it s been played. remix duty is from the talented french producer tc80 with an hypnotic and deep techno rework. these acid layers and the drums give the remix an almost old classic trance mood. all tastes are served through this ep.
the auckland-based. new zealand club night ‘haven’ has been a leading light in the pacific nation’s small underground dance music scene in the past year. from their home of the intimate backroom of basement venue whammy. founders keepsakes and jaded nineties raver have introduced the local night fiends to a diverse range of left-of-centre. techno-centric dance music in putting on shows with international artists from lo-fi australian electro wizard daze. to the harder-edged sounds of ansome and uvb.
now launching as a vinyl-focused record label. haven is attempting to push the best of new zealand’s new guard of outsider dance music to the international stage.
the copenhagen outfit debuts with a speed-heavy three track ep entitled closer. the ep is heavily inspired by the contemporary rave culture of copenhagen and pays homage to new movements in the scene. it opens with the uptempo techno track nitro zeus consisting of ravey hats and blissful synths. then moves to the purely percussion driven track kino and closes with the murky and forever building title track closer.
jane oak is a paris-based dj and techno producer. she grew up listening to detroit pioneers; jeff mills. robert hood and blake baxter whom greatly influenced her work. in her first ep low pressure zone with caduceus records. she unveils a dark minimalistic universe. intensified by sharp beats and hypnotic melodies. an audacious ep for this young belgian producer.
undoubtedly one of the most addictive records of 2017. camelphat & elderbrooks cola has been a defining musical moment of the year. growing exponentially since its release. the track has captivated tastemakers. djs and clubbers alike. topping charts and blowing up worldwide to become a true modern anthem. leading on from the success of the original and some heavyweight remixes. three of which hit the beatport top ten for the first time on vinyl. comes a remix package set to continue colas dance floor domination. rising superstar franky rizardo’s suitably heavyweight remix comes correct with a club-friendly update that elevates the unmissable vocal hook and bottoms out the breakdown. dario dattis vinyl exclusive mix continues the club feel with rolling grooves. teasing breakdowns and shuffling hi-hats in a remix which packs a punch. guaranteed to get people moving from the get-go. mousse t. flips the track completely. bringing those glitterbox vibes to defected. taking cola to the next level and going straight to traxsource 1 in the process
polos contribution to kann in 2017 is another mandatory ep that aligns his productions to his noteworthy dj skills once again. he offers 4 deep detroit influenced techno banger that still feels homely inside label’s vibe. its always a journey.
okains key ear for a groove finds a home on infuse in the form of his magic box ep. place des fetes is a keen example. subtle layered sounds sneaking in between the b-line driven ride means there s always something new to find. magic box moves into a more blissful arena with it s swelling pad perfect for those early morning sunrise sets whilst rich nxt remixes place de fetes. stripping the elements down in his own inimitable way. vinyl only!
matt karmil. pional. marc piñol and dandara shed a new light on slowciety s previous record: guru. guru remixes opens with a mesmerising and brooding interpretation of the self-titled by matt karmil. recalling the raw textures of the uk-producer s lp. pional s remix comes next with a powerful treatment of elephant. once again proving the dancefloor expertise of the madrid-based producer. he delivers the shamanic experience from the original track and pushes it forward with soaring percussive elements & beats layered on a 90 s-esque emotive pad. marc piñol opens the b-side with a groovy remix of guru. described by the man himself as a 122 bpm after party tool. a heady bassline loop. as well as dry & twisted sounds beefed up by karmil s work on the mastering. lead the remix to a hypnotic ride. pure and efficient. last but not least. swiss producer dandara brings his tribal touch to the sensual -utopia-. a slow melodic dancefloor piece which smoothly closes this third record.