jesse futerman and his ornate personality are most comfortable when collaborating and highlighting the best in people. waterzone is the sound of such experiences. the talent of stacey shopsowitz (bass). chris edmondson (saxophone) and beverly glenn-copeland (voice). are introduced in turn. as if by spotlight. on -vista-. while futerman takes back stage to lay out the foundation.
linkan ray is back to -be as one- with his second release on the label in the form of -universal language-. backed up with 2 excellent remixes from the israeli label boss -shlomi aber- and the always on point - rod-. its another release not to be missed..
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.
subradeon makes this first ep on their own imprint with a special remix from the well know collective scan 7. timeless and direct. fully inspired by the cities of caserta. berlin and detroit. limited press on 180g vinyl.
psyk s non series label keep sup a busy 2018 with a new ep from pris. he s an artist with a deep heady techno sound that has previously found a home on the esteemed likes of semantica. avian and his own resin and now serves up four more of his serene and stylish tracks.
in liquid sky and reak. nautiluss puts his skillful use of percussive elements into action. completed by playful synth lines and thus creating heavy bass vibes which won’t let you keep your feet still. however. there’s no such thing as a comfort-zone for him! inky. surely the hidden gem on this ep. shows a different side of his production skills: starting like a 4/4 warehouse banger. it gets a full on twist à... la nautiluss. an energetic ending to his first release on seilscheibenpfeiler...
long awaited 4th white v.a. compilation from polish party makers p!l. lapse erase plus brazilian duo my girlfriend make up the a-side with some raw summer crackers. what follows is something really uplifting- russian marco lazovic. italian slim steve and ukrainian zolaa. all delivering ultra deep vibes on the flipside. vinyl only. don’t sleep!
dâm-funk has left his la home for another dj tour across the european continent. what better way to celebrate this than to release a follow-up record to the infamous architecture release from 2016. architecture ii is an up-tempo. dreamlike journey through the sonic palette of the los angeles based producer. the 12” contains four tracks that are carefully crafted to co-exist on the same record.
ARRIVAL OF HIS EP (ANDRE KRONERT. CALCULUS REMIXES)
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we welcome one of ukraine’s most talented underground techno artists oleg mass delivering two dynamic gems stamped with his instantly recognizable and edgy production style.
on the remix. andre kronert creates a deep and driving mutation of “beyond that” and calculus strips “arrival of his” back to a gritty drum tool.
call for all fans of “baja degli angeli”. a true temple for the development of the clubbing culture. as we know it today. dj tom sison and bob day. later replaced by daniele baldelli and the legendary dj mozart. have left an indelible mark that keeps on dreaming those who have personally experienced it. and the many young people clinging to the stories and to some crucial record like “land of death”. official re-issue in full colour sleeve.
“all the same dream” is the third album from kyo. the enigmatic product of hannes norrvide and frederik valentin’s compact. for this record they have collaborated with american vocalist jeuru. a recent recruit into the city of copenhagen. pressing on white vinyl.
brothers ben & liam murray return to the nail shop with inept. an e.p of emotional house music which soundtracks love. lust. euphoria. heartbreak. late nights and early mornings and everything in between. best consumed with a cold drink and factor 15.
farrago created a name for himself in this short time taking back the real roots of techno and rave and putting them in a new context... we said new. not different. this is his 3rd record on the label. and this time he goes beyond the idea of reminiscing the past. “hard light” shows how the rave can be alive in everyone of us. and absolutely not changing the formula he gives us this beautiful feeling of being back in the past. while you dig in a record shop and you find something that hits you. in our past was that record that gave us memories. in this case the work of this record is almost double. the record itself reminisces the past. but gives good hope for the future of genuine rave music without compromises.
standards & practices is proud to present the inaugural release on its new sister imprint. double standards. from nyc-based producer jake reif (device control). his third release working under this alias. reif manages to amalgamate his dance music obsessions (ebm. bleep techno. chicago house) in a totally unique way that feels fresh and idiosyncratic. avoiding simple genre exercises or nostalgia for the sake of it. pressing on green vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
om unit s acclaimed album -self- gets remixes from dbridge. skrs (aka seekers international). sorrow & o$vmv$m (aka neek & jabu young echo) a real deal remix package. genuine expansions and redirections from likeminded producers. selected by om unit. true experiments on self s flexible styles & vulnerabilities.
part 2 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. originally released on the phono label in 1995/96 the ‘parts’ series from matthew herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. this series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. the mix of herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. the odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. all newly remastered for this reissue series. the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘deeper’. ‘take me back’. ‘resident’. ‘people that make the music’ and ‘see you on monday’.
the debut release of german deephouser youandme on mule musiq. title track with african diva black soda reminds me old king britt’s obafunke which is remixed recently. “unbound” on b1 is atmospheric deep house for a fan of lawrence or levon vincent.
rarefied return after a deliciously jazzy release from their sister label. this time label mainstay zygos is at the helm for a release that blends rarefied’s penchant for outer-national sample digging. trap rhythmic formations. and psychedelic soundfields for a three track ep that feels like some other-wordly vhs tape found in the woods.
danish producer niles cooper starts his own label pale springs records off with a 4-tracker by the man himself. “east of u” is a continuation of the old school classic house vibes that permeate the danish producer’s sound. lush with thick piano chords. groovy basslines and ethereal pads this record belongs in any us house dj’s bag.
an insanely difficult record to find featuring master plan. with synthesizers by tom o’callaghan and vocals by pepper gomez. “pushin too hard” was born in the early chicago house days and went on to achieve cult status and become part of the history of house forever.
straight from northern spain. must be on wax presents its debut release with four cuts full of housey. raw vibes. mbow mainly wants to bring a release oportunity to upcoming producers. this time by the hands of (ricky razu. collins/casau. vhs & cangas soulmates) in a dreamy 12” va ready for the dance floor.
for their third release keepsakes and jaded nineties raver’s haven imprint are welcoming young irish rising rave upstart tommy holohan to the label for his debut vinyl release - “skull crushing techniques”. making his name through his residency at the techno & cans club night at dublin’s legendary party spot hanger. holohan also showed off his production ability through his dance hit “subaru impreza” and his recent ep on civil disobedience. earning him support and tips from some of the biggest djs from across the spectrum. from mall grab to dax j.
short attention. a new mexican record label. appears for the first time in the vinyl world. with a solid release in charge of chicagodeep co-owner of perpetual rhythms a respected record label from chicago illinois. putting mexico in the radar of underground music.
antoine harispurus was raised by a robot called v.i.c.t.o.r. the robot took care of little antoine and early on he gave him music lessons and also the right equipment. for example a roland 808. robotic. mechanical precision became significant for antoines music and soon he left the safety of his mothers toy store for the huge european club scene under his new pseudonym golden bug.
this year he releases two songs as a 7 inch vinyl and in digital format on hoga nord rekords. the a-side. “viaje a tenderloin” sounds like the inside of an east german military liaison in 1975 where the tabulating machines haven’t had service since the raise of the berlin wall. on the b-side “hitodoma”. guest vocalist jessica ho plays with her voice in a bubbly way above golden bugs characteristic metallic. world music influenced sounds and beats. the music would fit perfectly in a vast alien mountain landscape.
in conclusion. the music on this 7 inch is the sound of human and robot in close symbiosis - golden bug is music by robot and human for robot and human.
13th hour records presents its second offering on wax: a three track v/a exploring the murkiest depths of the house spectrum.
tbilisi stalwart hamasuki opens up the a-side with his synth-heavy. vocal-laden track “you as ronnie.” a cosmic trance-tinged epic sure to move the spellbound late-nightfloor. following in the a2 slot is up-and- coming bristolian derijk with “the realm.” a true deep house belter nodding heavily to the piano anthems of the early 90’s – heavy hitting kicks and meltingly melodic keys abound. and last but very much not least is brooklyn local m. vaughan. taking the b-side all to himself with “jupiter ballad.” a layered masterpiece of haunting vocals. fluttering percussion and muddy basslines.
“in the meantime” is the result of the partnership between giorgio gigli and bichord. after the release of his album “the right place where not to be” in 2015. the roman producer finds a magical conjunction with the duo bichord that leads to six wonderful tracks riding through a long ambient-techno hallway.
hamburg based producer vincent beckmann will release his debut ep under the name of “han duo” on his self-run label “enbeezee”. the ep evolved at a trip to rio de janeiro. where he was introduced to old samba records. vincent being a jazz trained drummer tried to incorporate those brazilian percussion into his music. which lead to “phil in rio” right after the trip.
p.e.a.r.l. is launching the fifteenth installment of his falling ethics series with two versions of a serious club destroyer that has been released on the label back in the early days of falling ethics. sorrows has been reflipped to a 2018 version that is sounding modern. large and in sync with the current aesthetics in techno music. while this version can be located on the b-side. on the a-side we find a larger than life cub version (karl o conner & simon shreeve) that will definitely turn some heads over the next few months. reworking classics is not always needed but in this case. it’s a welcome addition completely in harmony with the times.
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.
los angeles based producer and dj cromie stays close to home with his debut on the los angeles/chicago based these things take time label. after some exquisite releases on amadeus and recent 00:am. cromie graces the label with his delicate yet striking sounds for their fourth release. the ep opens with “informal path”. conjuring a thrilling and tranquil flavor for the dance floor. “pplout 2018” follows. bringing cromie’s signature outer-worldly & heavy-hitting design. which burns slow and pulsates at the peak. the flip introduces a tender and masterful remix of “informal path” from atlanta’s hidden gem stefan ringer - a truly special piece. “maintenant” closes the ep that highlights cromie’s strengths with swinging percussion and blissful pads.
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one of stephan and marc s biggest tunes ever. kerberos comes along with brand new remixes. diynamic s solomun teams up for the first time with johannes brecht and their debut convinces with driving beats. fresh sounds and a composition of synth lines which won t leave your brain anymore. on the flip side you can find two versions by andré hommen. who has been responsible for countless club weapons on labels like objektivity. poker flat and these eyes plus dublin s poster boy matador who recently delivered a master piece with his legendary remix of oxia s „domino“.
vox populi field works vol.ii is the second part of a broader project entitled ‘field works’. in which the label travels to different locations in the world in order to collect sounds. eventually creating an archive of some of the finest and humblest musical traditions. inspired by academic methods proper to ethnomusicology and ethnography. this project’s aim is to showcase the diversity of our human cultural heritage. which is threatened by accelerated globalization and homogenization of the worldwide musical spectrum.
this record is the result of a twenty-day trip to japan. led by anthropologist and label founder fred scharf and his vox populi records crew. this is the second instalment on the ‘field works’ series. this 12’’ vinyl release is a collection of field recordings. jam sessions. studio recordings. street soundscapes. religious rituals. fighting championships and wedding ceremonies. all of which were remixed and reinterpreted by japan blues. tim karbon. hiroaki oba & shizka (aka inoue shirabe). delivering tracks whose core represents a wide array of traditional japanese sounds.
a fresh vinyl only imprint coming from portsmouth in the south of england. in charge of the reigns for the first installment on raw crafted wax is generatia ’90 records boss. trik. a very talented artist from bucharest. romania. the 3 track ep can cover all stages of the party. from warm up through to mid flow and also peak time! 3 very well structured tracks for our first ep and we couldn’t be happier! enjoy!
prologue: wearied by our endless travelling under a burning sun. we stopped by the margins of a tiny stream. embraced by a timid vegetation. the scorching heat made our throat parched and weak: yearning to quench our thirst. we immersed ourselves into the waters without any hesitation. drowning our dryness and our exhausted limbs.
i pointed my face. revived by water. towards the sky and i lingered on. admiring it: a flock of birds gently floated. drawing in the sky some abstract shapes. i sat beneath a palm tree. motionlessly admiring the show. the shades of the night approaching.
“the true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. only the men of old. when there were no lights. could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.” -- pressing on white and clear 180 gram double vinyl.
26 years after its initial release. in the lab ep by language receives a reissue via few & far between. a new imprint out of bristol. founder of few & far between. sam hall. makes the 1992 deep house record the figurehead of his new label. setting the scene for the forthcoming original releases and further reissues in 2018 and beyond. remastered and pressed from the original dats dug out by language members alex swift and mark lewis. in the lab receives a crisp new lease of life with a fresh pressing. swift and lewis have been working closely with few & far between throughout the entire process. digging out the treasure trove of quarter-century old dats that were knocking around in their respective homes. shocked by the sudden interest of music they made 26 years ago. they have both enthusiastically jumped on board for this reissue. in the early 90s swift and lewis crafted in the lab from the deep house sounds coming out of nyc that they were picking up in bristol’s record stores. for kids coming up in 90s south west. the sounds of new york in 1992 formed unverifiable ideas about what club spaces would have looked and sounded like. in the lab is the culmination of these fantasies. embellished with some distinctive “uk” broken beat tropes that were also flowing through bristol’s music scene at the time (and still are). few & far between has made in the lab the blueprint for its first year of releases. as language sought to recreate the influential sounds from a far off place. so too do the signees of few & far between. making references to genres nearly three decades old. in an attempt to bring them into the contemporary. for its time. in the lab is up there with the best produced deep house records of its year and. like the best of them. made on machines by kids attempting to imitate but instead coming up with something that unique and singular.
after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
marcellus pittman s is back with his second ep of 2018 on his own unirhythm records. the jewel here is pittman s 2007 acidic masterpiece -there s somebody out there- getting the edit treatment from chicago s jamie 326. who whips the original into a hypnotic bender. -something like (a dream)- is an upbeat key-driven vocal house cut in pittman s flowing style with bits of vocals floating over the mix. -breathe beat- is a low key bouncer stripped down to the raw elements with floating synths hovering over a minimal shuffling beat
here you have the third installment of our pole group 50 milestone release. closing the trilogy in both vinyl and digital formats. all tracks have been made in common. each of the label foundational members have work sound parts that in a second process have been assigned randomly to others to work with them. in a creation loop that becomes somehow the true essence of the label. you ll never know who is making what. it s just oscar mulero. exium and reeko in essence and mixed up.
given his prolific. decades long-career. it’s little surprise that kirk degiorgio has more than a few lost musical surprises in his back-catalogue. ‘sphere’. his new ep on garage hermétique. finds degiorgio in his as one guise. delivering a lost classic on vinyl for the first time alongside a pair of rarities and a brand new mix by detroit pioneer juan atkins
romanian tastemaker. mihai popescu. is known for his classy. intricate minimal cuts. mihai has released on a number of heavyweight labels such as bass culture. metereze. rora as well as founding soulsity.
the first release by the amsterdam based duo caim on their self-titled label. the duo’s distillation of the everyday voices captivated on this mindset focused four-track ep. each track stands as an analysis of the deep. groovy and detail driven biota. soothing atmospheres and pulsating synths offer us a first glimpse into caim’s state of mind.
three superbly crafted techno tools from nihad tule. with plenty of energy and impeccable attention to detail. resurface offers trippy chords and ever changing patterns on top of a driving beat. on the flip. passing is built on a deceivingly simple hook. sparkled with drones over a pounding 909. ascend brings it all home with a gradually evolving hook. stripped down to the bare bones yet still offering a powerful crescendo
warehouse music is the imprint brought to you by london based dj and producer ryan aitchison. aka mella dee. dj mag’s ‘best breakthrough label’s’ latest offering is a collaboration between mella dee and an anonymous artist and friend of the label owner. stutter minimal mix is stripped back and hard-hitting. one for 4am shoulder shrugging. whilst collision is a tough and heavy big room cut. stutter closes the ep as a more resilient. straight mix of the a1.
lockjaw introduces his upcoming lp “human research” with the release of the “human research sampler ep” on locked concept. a longtime curator of adroit. technical drum & bass through his locked concept imprint. lockjaw now steps to the foreground. revealing four tracks from his forthcoming album that exemplify a continued dedication to this guiding principle. whilst displaying his expert abilities across an eclectic array of tracks that give a tantalizing taste of what is to come from the full lp.
this is a reissue of a short-lived and obscure uk dance music label. a compilation of tracks featured on releases across 3 ep’s between 1991 and 1993 incorporating recently emergent dub techno and progressive acid house sounds. nation of noise was conceived in the early 90 s. following a meeting of minds between the producer and ambient soho mainstay django. and vocalist jon martin (of pizzaman fame) at the legendary soho institution: the brain. plate 1 is a fully remastered reissue of the first nation of noise record - xes noiz. featuring 4 locked grooves. plate 2 takes two tracks off both the lockgroove and super bubble ep s. one side is smooth. after-hours deep house whilst the other reaches for two progressive. acid cuts. fully remastered.
when i first stumbled across mix tapes out of hamburgs seminal front club (with klaus stockhausen and boris dlugosch at the helm) during the glorious and carefree early days of the popularized internet. there were certain tracks on them that struck a chord. in fact there was one specifically. i couldnt stop listening to. the mixture of an infectious bass line. a super sharp snare. music and harmony vocal snippets. happy claps and synths lines that evoked pictures of a convertible going down a coastline. and - to top it all off - a tribal chant. was irresistible. after some intensive track-id-hunting pre-shazam. i found out that the heaven-sent hymn was music by an act called syncbeat. originally released in 1984 during the craze that was called uk electro via street sounds resp. streetwave and later licensed to german omnivore zyx records. a joint venture between the electro-funk mastermind.dj pioneer and edit maestro greg wilson as well as manchester musicians martin jackson & andy connell. it is exactly that type of dance track that eludes any classification - as you can see from my description above. or to cite greg wilson himself from one of his essays on the subject of uk electro: the track that received the best response was music by syncbeat. which was full of good vibes and could have easily been re-vamped down the line as a house track.
we are very proud and honoured to present our next release from one of the scene’s most respected artists. seba blesses inperspective records with 2 slices from his diverse repertoire and they do not disappoint.
computer controlled delves back into deep space with norwell’s interkosmos ep. five tracks of russian space race era influenced electro/techno. hotly tipped last year by helena hauff and with a string of releases under his belt from the likes of umwelt’s new flesh. dalmata daniel. pinkman and his own label with imre kiss. crisis. norwell is definitely one to keep an eye on.
firmly imprinting their legacy. amoss & fre4knc present watermark volume 1. the first in a series of devastating collaborative releases. on their own superb. but when producing together. amoss & fre4knc are another beast altogether. an entity capable of untold chaos. with a proven track record. a naturally formed pairing of two minds intricately in sync. the watermark series represents an outlet for the amoss & fre4knc sound.
italian producer morkebla presents his new “inner maze walkthrough” ep on fuselab. drippy rhythms. haunted industrial touch. subtly discomforting though balanced textures - a good blend of ambient electronica and nowadays meta divings into one’s mind corners. there is also a collaboration with infinity frequencies and a remix by perfume advert on a 12” with printed cover by theresa baumgartner.
nebraska pays tribute to the records that inspired him in the early 90s. original samples from various songs by his favourite hip hop production crew are re-presented in fresh combinations and at new tempos. crisp and crunchy.
after 5 years of silence. dadub are summoning their magic spell on bas006 . rituals of resistance makes use of tribal drums. ghostly echoing samples taken from the collective consciousness. emotive techno in it s dubbiest prime evokes scenes of territories uncharted by global repression. dadub present their very own vision of techno politics. not shy to tap into a glitch. familiar sounds emerge from a well orchestrated chaos. an acutely bass driven sense for rhythm combines with the inevitable esoteric beauty of hand-crafted italian techno. this is the sound track for all those who yearn for an inner revolution.
enter into a meditative. dream-like state with this heart-melting 7” from leipzig-based australian talent. and one half of senate. carmel. let the soft. melancholic synths pull you in like the heavy tide as you drift further and further into a lucid haven.
4th tilly jam with four deep disco / house slammer
folks. here is tilly jam number four. served by till von sein with a striking can’t stop. won’t stop attitude. as if the first three fourtrackers were just heating things up. he’s firing out another ensemble of four to bring serious exercise to the floor. “say say say”. the opening title track of this ep checks many trademarks its originator is known and praised for. an explicitly soulful affair. even flexing some g-funk muscles here and there. crackling vinyl noise in the background. warm and thick bass footing. a bassline doing the filterhouse-routine and a sample heavy arrangement that even gets a boost-up after half of its running time. then there is “shadrach”. go do some exegesis if interested where that name stems from. we can assure you. this jazz-infused build-up including nervous hi-hat patterns. a boldly bass groove. a frenzy drum-solo. inciting chants and a horn section scaling things up. stems directly from peaktime heaven. and on b1. “impala” is taking up the thread of this rather outgoing vibe. tvs is going for with this set of tunes. find an energetic beat providing the ground work for filtered adlibs that kinda nail what comes to mind when this track gets mixed in. “whoo-hoo-hoo” – that’s right. just add some subtle percussive lining and let a saxophone take over and you’ll have another trigger for floor-ecstasy at hand. cooling things off a little bit it’s “baden powell dr” as closing cut. tilly is winding up the melancholy-meter on this one. reversing elements and by adding pianochords and synth-pads. infusing an overall mood of wind-whistling summertime-sadness
slamming deep house with funky & disco moments
the „will you be there ep” completes the „christophe salin - ep series“. he is taking us on his musical journey and paves the way for cooperation with future artists on his very own imprint „salin records” that he runs with his wife daria salin as a platform for electronic music and art. „to love” is what it’s all about. love your next one. love yourself. love what you do. love music and art. needing a bridge at this point nothing would be sweeter than a little excursion to the french touch sound and vibes of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. so. the a-side ends up with a question „shall i give love another try“…flip side „i’ll think of you” keeps this mood until „your soul” takes us slowly over to the final declaration of love „lullaby for daria“.