betonkust immediately blended in with the 9300 family and it felt like we ve been knowing each other for years and years. after his characteristic remix on innershades latest ep (aal006). it was only a matter of time before he would deliver his own release on our label. with varied percussions. hard kicks and dark synths. the 0% swing ep brings you back to a time when belgian highways were still lavisly flanked by discotheques and afterhours clubs. an era that counts as one of the most beatiful pages in belgian dance history and of which betonkust probably has more knowledge than most of our fellow-countrymen. all four tracks on this proper release produce a thrilling energy that will bring those sleepy ravers. from the 90 s. back to life.
pinkmans broken dreams welcome a new midnight malcontent into the fold. ernestas sadau debuts with his first 12inch - gonzo on tour. sirens blare. samples hiss in a haze of static before a grizzled snare introduces riots in jail near kaunas. grubby basslines curl into shards of acid. full figured thump sweetened by fragile bars. crackheads from lyon is steeped in the traditions of garage bands and d.i.y. punk. strings snarl and sneer at crashing drum beats. lonesome notes floating in the surge. the foul tempered hiroshima (acid breaks your body mix) demands the flip. beats break and buckle under the leer of lewd 303 lines. a finale bubbling over with violent intent.
IF A DIGITAL RELEASE FALLS IN THE WOODS EP (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D04.12.17
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.
moustache homo club series one mst035 moustache records goes undercover in the underground s&m gay subculture of rotterdam city to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. she-males and trannies. to catch this notorious serial killer the dutch goverment hired the most serious guys. david vunk with his cult classic hetero girl (six lines of speed version) btw pulling the trigger is his middle name. then the macgyver in breaking into everywhere brz with his oldskool modulair techno track with top notch jungle brothers samples that remind me of guy tavares or unit moebius called yoko 01. on the flipside we have| parasols with the track exort he s the man waiting in the car and the man who will take care of all things later. is dax jax with a parkzicht classics vibe pumping 90-ies track called madman. one thing for sure. we will get the fuckker.. and leave his last parts to the piggggs..... various artists.. electro techno nowave classics dont sleep on this..... limited copies!
2017 repress !! bulgarian up and coming producer kink. brings us his debut release on ovum. on the a side. kink brings us >rachel<. give you a deep percussive journey that gives a nod to all the things that you love about early chicago house. this deep raw track takes you on many twists and turns. what starts as a lush beauty builds into a raw energetic monster. as the synth mid bass kick in the tracks takes on entirely new energy. it continues to build as the strings come in and we reach full climax ...
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.-
applause. applause! your hands are in chains but you still enjoyed the show. drowned records is bringing you a qnete jam that can be described as nothing else but a psycho banger . included is also a second version of the track. milkshaking the original for a more fruity fun affair. finally. leibniz dark remix is slowing things down a little hitting all drumheads with every extremity and other strange things. clap clap!
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.
by now. chicago s home of the ghetto house movement. dance mania. should need no introduction! if you didn t already know. they are the original purveyors of that hard-ass. stripped back. tough. hitting electronic funk. they ve never held back with their output. operating since the late 80 s the label has gained legions of fans over 2 decades as well as a certain notoriety and one of their most well-known artists has got to be the legendary dj deeon and his various production pseudonyms! this. the very first of a series of samplers focusses on some of his unreleased cuts. rarities and classics from the dm catalogue. kicking things off we re greeted by the classic in this house . smashing toms. claps and sped up kids vox all combine to form a bonfide ghetto classic. do u c takes us back to the muzic box. deeon nods to ron hardy on this slammin version of coming on strong . a chopped up discoid monster with a fat-ass 808 rumble underneath. high grade indeed. time for an unreleased cut. yep. courtesy of deeon himself we have the 221 . dug outta the archive and included here for your enjoyment. again. this that genuine. classic dj deeon gear. flip it over to side b is the all-out acid burner hypnosis . taken from deeon s rare as playground productionz double pack vintage computation from 1995. absolutely smashing this one. and what a way to ignite things! r u sure is next and is one of those insane. wtf is this? chicago jams. spaced-out percolating chaos of the highest degree! watch this one work when you play it. house werk rounds out side b. first time on wax for this one. originally only available on a mid 90 s mixtape we are treated to this hi-energy jacker that will smack the dance-floor. guaranteed! not for the amateurs! every track on here has been remastered and repressed with the full consent and involvement of dj deeon and parris mitchell. selected and programmed from deeon s private archives and dat tapes for above board. london. 100% hater free.
by now. chicago s home of the ghetto house movement. dance mania. should need no introduction! if you didn t already know. they are the original purveyors of that hard-ass. stripped back. tough. hitting electronic funk. they ve never held back with their output. operating since the late 80 s the label has gained legions of fans over 2 decades as well as a certain notoriety and one of their most well-known artists has got to be the legendary dj deeon and his various production pseudonyms! this. the second in a series of samplers focusses on some of his unreleased cuts. rarities and classics from the dm catalogue. kicking things off with the demented over-sexed jacking off of da dik suk this ep shows you what s up from the jump. lifted off 1996 s freak like me ep this is vintage deeon to the core! this is followed up with the minimal. acidic runnings of 1112 . from deeon s 1996 chop shop release. a wigged out. simplistic groove that just won t stop. classic chicago weirdness that simply just slams. the frenetic phenomenon opens up side b. produced under his mute pseudonym and originally released in 1997 this is a sure-fire rarity from the dm vaults. a tough one to track down and a real essential under the radar cut. also featured is the wild acid of playground productionz the box . here in unreleased (!) rare remixed form by another chi-town legend - paul johnson. top shelf business. last but certainly not least is another playground jammer in the form of the killer vertigo lifted off the same ep from 1994 which is surely enough to whet even the toughest of appetites. file under jackin . every track on here has been remastered and repressed with the full consent and involvement of dj deeon and parris mitchell. selected and programmed from deeon s private archives and dat tapes for above board. london. 100% hater free.
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!
4 techno banging tracks by uk legend ben sims. on the a side rippin & skippin is this relentless jackin heavy techno jam. gamma ray subway is a funky hypnotic and repetitive jam that can somehow be pictured in a jeff mills set. while on the b side it s acid attack! the stalker is a darky heavy monster. while acid od is a dope and raw acid jam.
this is the debut release from re-303 records. acid music made on the machines of the same name. the re-303 bassline. the second home of acid ep captures the underground acid sound of helsingborg. sweden or so called -helltown-. three deep acid cuts and a recent live recording from helltown acid militia cement the sound of the city. we are here
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.
chiwax welcomes map & dj haus to the family! dj haus aka rupert cogan in the head of uttu & hot haus records. he released already on respected clone jack for daze series. crème organization and of course on his won imprints to name a few. the new 3 tracker made together with map comes around in good dance mania style. chicago house meets uk garage - worth to check!
after inaugurating the label with a first ep in december of 2014. innershades returns home to deliver what will be the 6th release on 9300 records. kerrebroek memories is the self made soundtrack of his childhood memories in the shared hometown of aalst (belgium). expect to hear a homage to early dutch electro with a modern twist and innershades well known trademark for dancefloor injected house tracks. rising dutch star and new bff of the belgian 9300 family betonkust polished the a1-listed darkness fades track into a melodious electro classic.
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.
archivist (alex markey) is a producer residing in seattle (transfusions and medical s home). he is a member of the thriving and diverse secondnature collective and is a prominent producer and dj in the seattle and surrounding scene. archivist presents four new tracks that take his signature dense textural sound into somewhat new darker territory resulting in 4 excellent pounding cuts and superb dj tools. this 12- follows other archivist releases on blankstairs and motor. presented on 160gram black vinyl.
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.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCURSION TO THE PARALLEL WORLD (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl NL22.06.17
hello children. for this year s excursion we have organised a fantastic trip: a one week journey to the parallel world! a world where its leaders decided to go back in time rather than moving forward. it will be a mind bending excursion. it will be great.
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.
dj haus (the hardest working man in show business!) teams up with mak & pasteman for our landmark quarter century release!!! how the hell did that happen? we only expected to manage about 4 releases tops? we are really proud to welcome these guys to the ever expanding dabj family. and they have not let us down with this first release... the title track and -bang it- are room shaking heavy bass numbers. which we have been rinsing for almost a year now... drive mf sounds like paul johnson and daniel bell -stuck in an elevator- (or some other bullshit analogy like that...). all 3 tracks = essential. period. -buy on sight- etc etc... carefully hand stamped by the two slackest men in show business (or at least one of them anyway...)
black repress !! vinyl only release
starting in 1990 recording for sheffield label ozone records under the name of panic with a release called voices of energy. which was then licensed to buzz in belgium. buzz 001. buzz then went on to release classics by carl craig and derrick may. he set up his own label in the same year solid groove records. the label had 30 vinyl releases over thirteen years and tracks were licensed by derrick may. terry francis. pete tong. adam x. and carl cox.as well as this he ran another four other label s. textures. dark. dot. and cheap knob gags.
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.
chicagos dj clent has long been revered as one of the founding figures of the city s unique juke and footwork scene. having released some of the genres earliest examples of the sound hes rightfully respected as a dj and producer in the game. 100% ghetto we 2 ghetto 4 ya! was originally released in 1998 on the legendary dance mania label and has been long sought after by fans of juke. footwork and the ghetto house sound and is quite a tough record to track down often commanding collectors prices in the used market. across 7 tracks covering various styles clent gives us his rough. ready and raw sound. uncompromising. heavy. frenetic and just plain jacking this ep still packs a serious punch! the sinister. brooding 3rd wurle still manages to sound foreboding and otherworldly. while straight up ghetto house staples let me hit it (from the back) and bang that rat still rock any soundsystem today! this is the first time 100% ghetto we 2 ghetto 4 ya! has ever been reissued in full. just as it was originally released in 1998. complete with original dance mania label artwork. 100% legit. reissued in conjunction with dance mania records. chicago il and parris mitchell. we bout it
the motorcity boys are back with loveit003 a fresh sounding 4 tracker strongly reflecting the diversity of styles found at their parties. lds kicks thing off with 909 to heaven. a jacking and balearic workout with a rootstrax. chicago style bassline keeping the floor hypnotised until the small hours of the morning. snares. kicks & rhodes is a more laid back jam. lazy warm pads and a slow winding sub bass rise and fall intermittently only to be interrupted by a lo-fi distorted bass that snaps you right out of that trance. nico brun opens the flip side with an absolute banger. hazily reminiscent of that 90’s warehouse rave. lds and nico brun close the ep with an atmospheric collaboration perfect to start or end the night with. splashy beats keep up the footwork whilst pulsating synth sounds slowly wind together and drop with a beautifully crafted sample that’s guaranteed to bring some sexyness back to the dance floor. this ep will definitely be a regular addition to your record bag to spread those warm summer party sounds. bruno farace early support: xdb (echochord / dolly): debut ep? congrats! end monologue is my favourite.
boston meets brooklyn in a pretty ruff and sometimes dark ep. isabella side starts with a technoid house track to follow by the experimental a bit faster and ruffer second track. bergsonist (selwa) side starts with a heavely distorted beat and bassline to follow up with a jacki n swirvel.
world of rubber 3 is compiled to make you cry. love. stomp and vomit. rebellious heavyhitter and lovely melodic excursion provided by japanese wave-duo group a. acid smash and catchy synthpopper by interstellar funk. basement 808 tech-no-shit by dj overdose and dutch pop not pop by leuk & ko. brought to you from den haag on a white immaculate platter with fresh inlay design.
back in 2015 our bearded dirtybird player. will clarke. needed a secret weapon for some of his festival gigs for the summer. he sampled the ghetto house legend. dj funk. who made an appearance on dirtybird back in 2013 for the kill frenzy smash. “make that booty clap”. will passed it on to the rest of the dirtybird crew. and before we knew it the track took a life of it’s own and quickly became one of the most requested tracks. even to this day. will ended up linking with dj funk himself. and they turned what was a quick bootleg into a full blown collaboration. ladies & gentlemen. “booty percolatin’” is officially here. for the flip side. we added will’s solo effort “house girl”. a bumpin’ ride with a contagious bassline and chanting vocals for all the ‘house boys’ and ‘house girls”
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.
absolutely classic. banging ghetto houz heat from the legendary dance mania camp outta chicago. dj slugo and dj clent supply us with a handful of chopped up r&b and hip hop sampling footwork/house bangers. already highly sought after due to a certain la dj dropping the pac sampling -hail mary- on his boiler room set. this ep can change hands for up to £100 used! reissued and remastered here for the first time you can now get your hands on this heavyweight 6 tracker for the price of a normal 12- single - sho nuff! if you know about this style of music then you know what to expect! raw. super charged house and footwork stylings for the heads! reissued in conjunction with dance mania. chicago il. 100% legit!
the mix is influenced heavily by how i used to dj at the first party i ever promoted. named seismic. and another named monox which was a straight up techno night where i was a resident from the age of 17. and although it wasn’t my plan. it turned into a kind of tribute to the cities that really formulated me as a dj: detroit. chicago and glasgow.
killekill megahits ii is a jubilee release. but it s not only that. it s also milestone and turning point in the killekill history. because with this release killekill closes one chapter. and opens up another. we will start several new labels over the next months. so this is a hello and a goodbye release - looking back and forward at the same time. the full compilation got a lot of coverage and the tour was very successful. and so we will release the records as single releases as well. part 2 is chicago-inspired and is jacking like a rabbit.
hot coming straight from the moustache records building is this moustache techno series 006 made by the notorious berlin based trio -third side- (marieu. lucxrietio and steffi). a big club banger for big sound systems. minimal is maximal. 4 tracks that will fit perfectly in your dj mix. deep strings. fat drums. moody samples and some acid bleebs. pure non compromised techno house dance music at it s best. play it loud! you won t regret... limited! gone is gone.
AINT NO FUNNY MUSIC / DIRTY OLD MAN (COLORED / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl colored D24.05.16
very limited split colored repress of this huge record! vinyl only! floor bomb! raw n dirty / dub n acid / analog n noisy techno without any doubt! mastered by helmut erler @ dubplates & mastering berlin.
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.
2016 re-issue. ghetto chicago madness! chicago legends jammin gerald & parris mtchell return as the track stars with some of that. down-low. hardcore ghetto house that they are known for! stripped back. jacking. unapologetic club traxx for the freaks and most certainly not for the faint-hearted! the formula is simple ultra jacking 808s. those killer toms. xxx-rated lyrics its all here! dance mania. keeping house music dangerous for 2016!
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.
hot from the press... the new dolly. basic soul unit delivers some amazing warm techno tracks that are among the best works we have heard from him! bsu delivers his personal blend from chicago house. detroit techno. uk post detroit techno and delivers some extremely nice tracks that will not only work on the dancefloor but will go on repeat in the car stero aswell! nowone less then shed is on remix duty here... one of the most talented producers walking around in berlin right now. his mix comes with a rough attitude taking it into a direction of some of the famous early uk producers like aphex twin and global communications. it has been a while that we have been this excited about a remix. raw. deep and challenging... just how we like it!
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.
highly sought after rarities wanted by the followers of the king of acid: armando! back in the early 90s armando played these raw cuts from tape on his tales from the trackside dj mix causing a frenzy on discogs! a very gherkin jackin style. first time on one sided 12 inch vinyl! dont sleep!
second vinyl version of the cd album with more magical works of unit moebius. including the funking >beat that perculator< re-arranging >i beat that bitch with a bat<. >its time for the perculator< and >the pressure cooker< into a totally dirty twisted the hague jack track! the flip side contains the more deeper side from their first releases. for those who were there in those years 91/ 92/ 93. at the famous parties in the hague and rotterdam. this is a walk down memory lane. for those to young or living in other parts of the world... imagine these tracks in a dark. very dark sweaty basement with only strobe light and smoke machines. camouflage nets. and jacking acid and techno sounds for more then 10 ours. djs such as i-f. serge. schmerzlabor. peter ptau ptau and live acts such as unit moebius played the hottest and freshest music all night long until you lost your sense of time and place and ended in a total mind trip. the pure essence of house and techno! the golden years.
chicagos hackim murphy and the lovely daniela la luz from berlin teamed up for this vinyl only release on rawax! both deliver 2 tracks they made together and 2 tracks were done seperate - strong package!
chicago flotation device follow up last year s brutal untitled acid excursions with a lighter but still pounding 12- on their self-titled. self-released imprint. higher is an extended peak-time acid jam. culled from hours of scissor-sythed outtake tapes and 3rd floor studio sessions. distilled into one bubbling. screeching banger. untitled 9 is a subtler take on the cfd sound. a clean 808-led. floating juno jam that drifts undetected in the dark waters off scarborough bay.
special rerelease.. time has come to unleash the fifth cut of the beatjackerz series. 50hz has been one of the key imprint when it comes to serious chicago jacking. each and every release comes with a dancefloor session by numerous well-known players. here are two more legends of jack. jamie bissmire and bam bam. no introduction needed. we are sure. let the beats do the talking and the groove do the jackin! a serious taste of what has been pumping through the heart of chicago for many decades now..! complete with vocal version. instrumental and even an accapella bonus!
the first issue in the mathematics/muzique re-issue campaign. 5 tracks of jacking madness. including a remix from africans with mainframes of the steve poindexter classic. short circuit. originally released in 2005.
limited hand stamped 12- vinyl. for his second release on otb records. aggborough stylish-ly sticks to his guns. field recordings. vocals on a bed of well balanced techno. raw vs subtle. emotion vs groove. early support from adam beyer!.
estonian upstart merimell joins desolat with this four track forward thinking ep that is pushing the boundaries of the house and techno genre. with nods to moombahton and trap. the ‘cyber seduction ep is set to pique the interest of those looking for something a little different. ‘cyber seduction is a futuristic staccato cut that itches and scratches.
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
the austerity policies imposed by the governments of northern euope countries has impoverished the mediterannean lands. the failure of bruxelles bureaucracy has smoothed the way for th return of the ottoman empire. austerity is a collective of protesting producers coming from the periphery of the european union. their tough-‐.sounding music is a reaction to the unfair decison of the troika. their message of peace is conveyed through hardware hard-‐.core house music.
2015 repress ...
this one is really raw dirty monotonous early techno beats with some claustrophobic noises. lots of old acid sounds from old analog gear. 303s filtered by hand. headcutting hi hats and an overall dark atmosphere. flashback to the early days of mr.finger. adonis etc
BOYSNOIZE PRES. A TRIBUTE TO DANCE MANIA (2LP + CD)
2x12" Vinyl lp + cd D04.12.13
chicagos dance mania-label hatte mit seinem charakteristischen jackin house von acts wie dj funk. dj deeon. paul johnson oder ron hardy mitte der 1990er jahre einen grossen einfluss auf die meisten boysnoize records-kuenstler
mus welcomes die roh to the fold! veneto strikes again with this project from marco zanin and luca segato from riviera del brenta. their first release on mus *a date with barbara* is a 4 track ep with a seriously solid groove. sweet vocals and a warm. analogue sound.
addison groove launches his new label lost in translation. first release is a limited hand stamped vinyl only release from chesus & organ grinder. 2 supreme slabs of ultra dirty house which should come with a parental advisory sticker!
sister label to vanguard sound anunnaki cartel plays host to the fourth installment of the vanguard sound series featuring 4 tracks from crew members dakini9 (lola). chris mitchell. dj. spider. and founder amir alexander. during the time since vanguard sound vol. 3 launched the vanguard sound label. the series has reached a kind of cult classic status among the most dedicated u.s. underground vinyl collectors. as more and more people discover alexander and his crew of ultra talented dj/producers. their releases on discogs disappear and then reappear for three to five times their original price.
argots fifth release calls upon elizabeth merrick-jefferson. an enigmatic lady lurking in the shadows of detroit. to reveal her three track debut record. on urban off road. her muscular take on techno dashes across dancefloors bearing a distinct twinge of vulnerability. courtesy of the gorgeous bell melodies nestled between heartburning bass lines. brisk piano chords. and precisely arranged cascades of vintage percussion.
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.
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.
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.