THE TRIBE (BAILA)
beim stöbern in den kisten von plattenläden fand dj babatr inspiration in platten von labels wie italian style production, ur, dance street technoland und zyx. diese einflüsse, zusammen mit afro-venezolanischen trommeln und karibischer tanzmusik, inspirierten baba zu einer neuen form der tanzmusik, die später als raptor house bekannt werden sollte.
100% analoge sounds, bei denen jeder moderne computer überflüssig ist. redrays sound auf cosmic knowledge ist das ergebnis endloser jam-sessions an seinen tr-drumcomputern und verschiedenen synthesizern. das ergebnis sind sechs dancefloor-orientierte tracks, die stark von der detroit- und chicago-szene der 90er jahre beeinflusst sind.
THERE IS NO ACID IN THIS HOUSE (2LP)
hieroglyphic being back on soul jazz with a new album.
deep shopping nimmt dich mit auf eine reise mit 6 frischen tracks, die vollgepackt sind mit funky bleeps aus eigenem anbau, 100% organischen vocal chops, knackigen claps und fetten basslines. 100% frische beets.
originally released in 1994 on djax up beats, 2022 reissue
WORK THIS M.F. (REISSUE)
reissue of this club classic from 1997, remastered for 2021!
MORE IS DIFFERENT
phreaky ghetto tech meets dnb and experimental bass
LIVING IT UP / WALL TO WALL (2021 REPRESS)
2021 repress! robert hood finally restarting his disco influenced pseudonym, floorplan. living it up loops a disco sound while evolving with pads and synth stabs, while wall to wall takes things deeper, exploding with claps driving things in a way only the hood can do.
VERY LIKELY (U WILL LIKE ME)
psionic freut sich, einen wahren pionier des nyc-undergrounds zu präsentieren: reade truth.
ARMANI TRAX/ CIRCUS BELLS
THE NEXT PHASE
chicago legend gene hunt lands on elorf imprint with the next phase ep. certified banger!
teklife presents the debut longplayer from slick shoota.
trackmaster dre ode to the traditional squelching acid melting listful old school beats with grandmaster acid. the record contains decelerated beats married with laidback, thick and bubbly bass. the title track starts off as a raw and elastic dance floor mover, with a chamfer like 303 bassline that smooths out rougher edges. blockhead deuce is a simplistic track with shuffling drums that play with an impish bassline that squawks and squelches. old school viscid synths and bass keep an aloof feel with the progression in 4th.
MISLED YOUTH 001
misled youth 001? misled youth 001!
LUCRETIO VERSUS MARIEU VOL.2
TALKING SMACK (2020 REPRESS)
8 tracks !!!! oldskool, 2020 repress
l-vis1990 aka dance system
BAR RECORDS 04
escargothic sounds like eerie halloween on ketamine. including killer bassline, check!!!
DA LIFE EP
dj spinn back on hyperdub with a new ep.
SYNTH EXPRESSIONISM / RHYTHMIC CUBISM (LP)
electromagnetic expressionism from jamal moss aka hieroglyphic being.
TEKVISION VOL. 2 (LP + MP3)
new exceptional footwork productions from traxman on the 2nd tekvision installment. the vinyl release includes a download code.
EL CUBANO EP
die moustache records 039 ist von einem moustache bruder der ersten stunde. danny daze!!
minimal tunes with many samples in the classic new york city style of the 90ies
CHANGE (VINYL ONLY)
outstanding viny only bangers
THE BENEFIT OF DOUBTS BENEFIT
filippo bena ist zurück mit einer ep voller geschichten. enjoy it!
2018 repress! cool jackin ectomorph electro classics
BRING BACK THE RELIEF EP
full of 90s infected acidic techno / w chicago roots
THE NIGHTS TRIPPERS (VINYL ONLY)
brooklyn-based parang recording s fourth release delivers 3 wonky dance-floor groovers from the promising italian duo, two opposites and the trifecta that is formas puts their own spin on the title track.
mastering by carsten dambkes. artwork by alexander mignot.
our souls are in the hands of the translator presents his arcola debut, sɪ,,,,,ŋ,,,,,krɪ,,,,,tɪ,,,,,zə,,,,,m. a two tracker of chi-town acid that offers a mouthful of mathematics from jamal moss, the legendary producer and dj who has worked with everyone from adonis to wolf eyes.
THE RED NOTES (LTD 2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12 Inch LP
stunning new album from chicago’s finest electronic futurist hieroglyphic being, aka jamal moss, newly released on soul jazz records. this is his third album for the label, following on from the acid documents (2015), and african with mainframes (w/ noleian reusse) k.m.t. (2016). limited edition of 1000 copies on double 12 inch vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
Soul Jazz Records
60 miles presents 2 more transmissions of swamp techno from john daly and frawl, aka 60 miles. not a long distance to travel for such hot shit. as always cut live straight to cassette, no sync, just pure vibe. this time you lucky listeners and deejays even get some vocals. you heard it here first. drums, jazz, techno soul, total surrender. 60 miles.
park & ride records returns with exciting first solo ep of barson, the new aka between sonodab & baraso, solid residents of checkpoint barcelona.
Park & Ride Records
manchester, 2016. 1/3 frak & nebula = the sysex meeting. disco - house - experimental hip house and parapsychic jazz. lim ed 300x
IF A DIGITAL RELEASE FALLS IN THE WOODS EP (VINYL ONLY)
vinyl only, alex took his first musical steps by studying piano and guitar at the young age of 6. his fascination for the more outlandish, experimental side of each instrument corrupted his lessons and sent him down a modular synths and tape loop composition wormhole. years later alex resurfaced, got himself clean and, through connections made while spending time as a vocal audience member (and sometimes uninvited participant) at lyman woodard, phil ranelin, and other tribe- and motown-linked gigs in cass corridor during the mid-1970s, spent time as a session musician for earth wind and fire, chic, and prince. it was only toward the mid-90s he found himself enthralled by the techno and house sounds of detroit and chicago so he went into the woodshed and came out firing electronic salvos.
raw , dark and dangerous... killer
THE MESSAGE OF ZIPF
tv showw is a new record label from paris. we are very proud to launch the label with an ep from one of chicago s most prolific and inventive electronic musicians : jamal moss a.k.a. hieroglyphic being or i.b.m., among others. jai/mahl is his fresh new alias especially created for this ep. the three tracks are made for the dancefloor (four-to-the-floor) while not diluting his signature oddity made of sonic textures and damaged rhythms. moss calls his style -synth expressionism- or -rhythmic cubism.-
new 030303 release. john heckle s first one for 030303 starts off deliciously with translate- being a moody and melodic and bouncer that caters to a twisted dance floor. terix, the opener on the b-side is a beautiful reminder of derrick mays detroit, rhythm is rhythms kao-tic harmony in particular. the end of this record then, is like the end of most nights: with lots of melodies going on and a stomping rhythm hear me is by far the most mind bending track of this excellent 12inch.
BACK TO SQUARE ONE (2X12)
rod malmok (aka rod from previous klockworks fame) kicks off the eponymous label with his debut-album back to square one.
BIG TIME EP
we got cuthead on rat life number 12. you probably know this guy. he is respected worldwide for his one of a kind house and hip-hop productions. lately he said, he got a bit bored with all the soulful jazzy sampling, the groovy shuffles and the catchy hooklines. so, he decided to do something a little different for rat life records. well, thank you sir! happy to present these five variations of banging sounds!
RESONATOR EP (COLOURED VINYL)
Coloured 12 Inch
los angeles based natan h and malta based artist owen jay return as gauss with their first ep of 2017. entitled resonator it offers more deep music with an electronic soul and is their fifth ep for their cultured label gauss ltd. the title track opens things up with a crunchy and impactful mix of weighty dub drums and spangled techno chords. it s a heavy track that builds in momentum and is sure to mangle minds with its skewed stabs and wiry electronics. shifted is a more fierce techno track with urgency in the kicks and a sense of anger in the coarse little snare explosions. more gurgling synths add weight and this one is a real stomper as a result. cutting ever more loose, odyssey is a mix of idm sound design, soulful synth smears and percolating electro tinged drums that are slick and futuristic. least squares completes this techno picture with spitting hits and claps, underwater chords and acidic sonar pulses that soothe the mind. this is an expansive ep that marks an exciting evolution in gauss s sound.
the fuse label builds on its previous releases from psyk and goldffinch to present another transmission of high-end contemporary techno from henning baer. great toolish techno like a faster version of the lost tracks series by dan bell back in the days.
jax dax returns on the magic waves label with a 5-track ep of hard-edged twitched-out horror-fuelled paranoid psycho-techno for your mind, body and soul. a soundtrack to the nightmare future-world of earth in the 21st century, the rave resistance is back with a bang and kicking off here. move fast, copies are limited.
inspired by life on the touring circuit, this ep takes its name from a night the producer spent in sliema, malta. produced to mirror the frenetic movement of (night)life on the road, the album jumps violently between poles of darkness, familiarity, paranoia and comfort in the club.
KEYS OF LIFE ACID
2017 re:issue , keys of life continues with its series of releases paying tribute to the sound of acid house... tin man a.k.a. johannes auvinen is of finnish descent, having lived all his life in los angeles. tin man says his tracks relate to the history and mood of acid house, calling them <just simple dance songs, with an emphasis on the bassline slowly changing>
environ boss morgan geist returns to his love for detroit techno, chicago tracks and generally exceptional dancefloor music with the second installment in his series of instrumental eps: megaprojects two
following the success of vamp last year, rejected co-boss edwin oosterwal returns to the controls for two more pristine, floor-focussed late night grooves.consummately covering two completely different shades of the night with two cuts beginning with b, edwin has delivered some a* cuts right here. reject them at your peril.
FOURTY NINE EP
new release from chicago legend, mr. robert armani called * fourty nine ep* on chiwax!
HABITAT PART VI
12" fullcover shrinked
2016 has been a very fruitful year for krill music. the habitat series places focus on shedding light on budding new talents and seasoned veterans alike through solitary tracks. the year kicked off with an ep from those that fall into the latter category - those of whom need little introduction, in stanislav tolkachev, i/y, +platfform and stefan vincent. throughout the course of the year, we then saw the likes of matrixxman, ilario alicante and mental resonance contribute to the now infamous concatenation.
harbour city smack ghetto techno tracks by this (un)known artist.. stamped white-label issue.
domina trxxx presents robert armani. the chicago legend is banging like always without compromise. this time he teamed up on some tracks with gettoblaster and as a goodie on top he presents here a remix of steve poindexters legendary * work that mutha fucker*.
lunar disko records returns to action with another label debut featuring carlow house and techno duo, tr one. two of ireland’s finest dj’s return to production duties with a supreme house and techno ep. the ’chicarlow ep’ features four adventurous analogue jams showcasing tr one’s love for the sound of chicago and detroit. raw percussion and drum rhythms, fused with the beauty and soul of chicago and detroit machine music make for a classic house and techno 12″,. a passionate record, from a passionate pair. made in chicarlow.
Lunar Disko Records
the mighty brassfoot (apron) going overseas with a devestating ep on the dutch bio rhythm imprint, delivering five grim yet hedonistic & intense post-modern voodoo jack tracks, kickstarting what appears to be the labels second phase.
BOOK OF RHYTHM
aybee reboots his orion 70 moniker, described as “everything he loves about techno”. includes the first 3 of 12 books, in the deepblak mold touching on the trans-dimensional, lush, & the beautifully chaotic.
MUSIC FIRST VOL 3
chicago style featuring whooshing strings, grinding bass and generally heavily elevating vibes. flipping over to side b things quickly get deeply hypnotic and very acidic indeed courtesy of pagan ritual’s squelching and jacking box-jam ‘think like me’, another bomb no doubt destined to sit in many a dj-bag for a long time.
WHIPLASH / EMERGENCY
2015 re-issueing slightly remixed chicago essential super classics - must have!)
after dropping six 12inchs for stilove4music, jerome derradji, makes his debut release on still music with machine jacked an all analog acid techno hardware ode to chicago & detroit. the a side, wurk it, is pure techno funk, a kick drum ride of devastation. acid nothing on the flip is straight acid filthiness featuring rare and profound spoken word
TRAXX SERIES VOLUME 1 - STOP TRIPPIN EP
ultraphat paul johnson classsic tracks , techy - tracky - jacky , just jack, just chicago ... raw and dirty as we like it
Chiwax Classic Edition
remarkable dancefloor oriented ep by a resident dj of suicide circus. a perfect bond between the techno of berlin and the groovy touch of chicago.
BEFORE THE END OF IT ALL (VINYL ONLY)
solid, no-nonsense chicago infl uenced tracks. with this jacking and fi erce ep we see simon haydo going back to the old-school aesthetics again, the roots of dem.
HOMOPATIK EP 1
the 1st self titled >homopatik ep< is devoted to one of the best independent parties currently going on in berlin. this underground ep combines three sweet tracks and one bonus karma loop
GENERAL OF THE UNIVERSE (CLEAR MARBLED VINYL)
Coloured 12 Inch
amazing release feat three remixes of bigfires *general of the universe* on the japanese label of the same name. the a-side is courtesy of none other than robert armani in full chicago-style jackin effect, it is a bomb people, be warned! flip over for deeper but still epic remixes from hawkinson and beroshima, all packaged in a really cool full-colour picture sleeve and everything adds up to a record that is not to be missed.
pressing on translucent vinyl, smokey blue marbled.
THE DOVE ULTIMATUM EP
vae victis cant hide their love and passion for raw house and techno. on this 5th release there is another fine selection of hybrids between styles perfectly expressing their love for genre bending music. durant exsists out of a small collective of producers with main roles for steve murphy, die roh and lucretio. the dove ultimatum, a 4 tracks ep of punchy analogue electronic music! on the a-side lay general motors and at ten, 2 broken beat electro techno tracks a la drexciya showing the hardest and most experimental side of the project. while on the flip the trio bring things on a housier field, though staying loyal to the a-side vibe by delivering 2 dark and obsessive raw house tracks.
Vae Victis Records
black tekno emerges from the undercurrent of chicago with its first release, an acid infused, floor jacking four track ep from noleian reusse entitled *second language*. the songs here are aimed at the dancer, ranging from emotional sci fi to straight up party jams. all tracks were recorded live - hands on the keys, knobs and faders of noleian’s analog hardware setup.
new chi label: olin brings rich synths with tight drum programing, garrett david combines 909s with dreamy pads & vocal stabs, jorge cenra powers through with vocals, bleeps, & arpeggiated synths, greg k combines acid house with jazz sax.
WILDLIFE EP (VINYL ONLY)
complete analogue techno by samaan on this vinyl only release, limited to 200 copies.
CRIME CITY TRAX (VINYL ONLY / WHITE MARBLED VINYL)
vinyl only! white vinyl limited to 100 pieces. crime scene are back on track with a jacked-up version of ralphi rosarios hot mix 5 classic. you used to houze me comes along with some casio rz-1 driven acid & house trax !!! watch out for their highly limited full length cassette album called >crime city< - supported by mr. adalberto from acidicted!!!
killer release on new yorks sequencias label. powerful and hypnotic chicago acid inspired cut on the a and a cool slow building chord driven track layered over raw drum rhythms on the b-side. recommended!! label promo text: sequencias does not stop, does not conform, takes no prisoners. our third release brings you a pair of artists from two different points along interstate 94, who have a reputation for the very same. so lets get to it. the main body laid down by villan x is tight metallic percussion underpinned by solid kicks and a stream of robotic filtered bass, containing unexpected shifts within the frequency register. foreboding tones and feelings drift towards us across which the disembodied voice of kold is able to find a platform from which to shudder into our consciousness and pose questions from across the galaxies about the nature of our very being. dcantu carries on the feelings of space, with protracted white noise shots and stabby modulated organ chords, but doesnt leave it long before setting the pace with solid drums and shifting keyboard funk aimed squarely your body and the dance floor as octave changes force you up and then down again to a backdrop thick with texture. this provides for the body and the mind. act fast though, sequencias does not like to rest.
HIDDEN / MANIAC MANSION
second ep by zadig on syncrophone recordings. after dark nebula ep (syncro04) played by levon vincent, dj deep & all finest djs ..zadig back for a killer release!!!
after a creative break esance is answering the eternal call for high-standing, frisky, spiced-up tunes with their third release. the two soulboys from florence called minimono, consisting of tenax resident fabio della torre and ennio colaci, are very well known for their crisp and unique productions, combining uptempo- house with teasingly and varied disco and funk elements. hey you is reflecting nothing else than their wide vision of a memorable and eclectic style of music. this piece of joy is impossible to categorize and thats exactly as we like it. rollerball in the other hand, kind of speaks for itself! if you ever want to get your mood rolling, listen to this very powerful outcome of a perky bassline, some haunting percussions and a kooky build up, that really nails it down! to keep the name of esance in honour, the addition of a remix from one of the last living rockstars was inevitable. the interpretation of rollerball from dc10 resident mass prod is a vigorous weapon designed for his established territory, including hot moments, early hours and wild happenings.
10 YEARS ELEVATION (2X12)
elevation recordings was born in 2001 in a little city called galway, in the west of ireland - fathered by darran nugent aka aruba. over the last ten years the label has featured both homegrown and international talent with names like tigerskin, wareika, scope, kink, chris lattner, soul minority, gavin herlihy and snuff crew dropping by to make remixes. 2010 saw the vinyl side resurrected in the form of elevation limited and so far it has drafted in the talents of aldo cadiz, jakob seidensticker, tomika, einmusik, feygin and more. this 10 year album showcases the flavour of where the label is now with a hot selction of tracks from germanys snuff crew, aldo cadiz (chile), julian sanza (2020 vision) - who drops a dirty disco mutant monster called >elevation<, livio and roby (desolat), alejandro vivanco (cadenza), darran nugent and pavel lenchenko (mood music) and more. enjoy the party. coverart by: emiliocaccaman (ita)
THE BLACK TEKNO EP
2017 reissue , love what you feel returns with a new release by chicago native and half of africans with mainframes (mathematics recordings/creme organization), noleian reusse! the tracks on this record mostly eschew an easy four-on-the-floor rhythm in favor of raw, jacking beats. using an all-hardware set-up, noleian banged out all new tunes especially for this five track ep. the machine funk runs wild from the jumpoff, sometimes exotic, sometimes abstract, and sometimes banging, but never typical. the cuts on this record are versatile enough to fit into both techno and house sets, and there is even a dubstep-esque track that will have crossover appeal!
Love What You Feel
RAW TRAX FOR SMOOTH PEOPLE
first press hand-numbered one sided white label. hordes of berghain freaks and techno headz go crazy about (b1) >blofunk< - another collection of fab grooves from doctor vinyl!! supported by ricardo villalobos! includes digital download coupon.
Doctor Vinyl Records
I VE LOST CONTROL
here you have a little history of house music in one package. i ve lost control (an ode to the sleazy b / marshall jefferson trax records release) is played by ame, radio slave, phonique, shinedoe, d julz, alex smoke and more.
ITS TIME 2 JACK EP
kid cultures sound can be described as electronic soulmusic with passion. he is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from amsterdam fertile scene. after his latest release on catwash this ep contains 3 original groovy tracks plus a cool remix from giomini (half of abnormal boyz) and toolman (aka francesco grant). enjoy!
MADE TO PLAY VS. WEARHOUSE MUSIC
made to play brings the noise with the sounds of wearhouse music and head honcho lee mortimer. lee mortimers exciting, sleazy, demented take on house has been kicking the sh*t out of dance floors and festivals the world over. this e.p is not for the faint hearted but is for those who like to rock a big crowd in a ballistic way. when jimi hendrix played not just one but both sides of it at woodstock in the 70s the place went off its tits and when he reverted back to playing the guitar it just couldnt compare and he never quite got over that. lee mortimer is currently reveling in mass support from the likes of switch, claude vonstroke, diplo and kriss akabusi who apparently likes to play these tracks as a post love ritual, naked and chanting awooga! round the camp fire he has in his bedroom. if you want to embellish the feeling of either hendrix or akabusi in the primes of their existences then get stuck into this release and youll feel like a combination of the two peaking on acid.
MOMENT SOUND VOL.1 (WHITE VINYL LP)
Coloured 12 Inch LP
a first collection of on this new us label that is dedicated to bring contemporary edge by up-and-coming producers from chicago: garo, lokua, slava. and thats what they do here. a sweet collection of 7 solid tracks. given the locale, there is an undeniable house presence. its spirit spreads far and wide and permeates a great variety of styles of both slower and faster tempos. this album is as much for the club as it is for the tranquil home-listening environment, the deep synthesizer textures, ever-changing rhythms and rich melodic content will speak to you independent of setting. limited and well produced release! check!
FIRE AT WILL EP
for the first solo ep on horror boogie, fedka the irritant steps up, after his outstanding track on horror boogie 01. fedka the irritant is probably best known as the trombonist in the excellent band pest (ninja tune), alongside ben pest (panic bridge, victim, bonus round). he is also a seriously original and versatile producer in his own right. he has released on panic bridge, alongside the other pest members and his trombone techno live sets are something to behold. here, he drops four varied tracks, starting with the behemoth >words for friends<. a heavy slice of wonky techno, with a big kick and rasping synth. next up is one uncertain eyebrow. a building, funky, fuzzy acid-laced track that drops harder and harder as it goes on. on side b, calypso-flavoured, jazzed up >stick it< progresses on to a become a warbling bass effort with a smooth hip-hop vocal. last but not least, is >you only die once<, another funk-laden monster, with a killer slap bass line.
Horror Boogie Records
RED LIGHTCLUB THEORY 87- 88 (2X12INCH) (REISSUE)