a huge classic is back! involve, as its name suggests, try to co-involve people with all the related activities of the label and their artists, creating a bi-directional sense of communication. in between two tendencies, involve collects the classics techno rhythms from detroit and berlin, being true to the origins seasoned with modern touches.
ARMCHAIR ANALYST / LONG OVERDUE (LIMITED 180 GR VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.18
2nd mosaic release on their new ltd series, this time a split ep with steve o sullivan on side a and roger gerressen on side b - steve o sullivan is well know from his classic releases on mosaic, sushitech, bluespirit, ongaku musik ...his style is very unique dub techno , basic channel influenced sound - roger gerressen is a popular dj and producer from holland (nijmegen) ... aka gasometric run , monoaaware, he also has released on sushitech, wolfskuil, sudden drop, fasten musique, appareal music, fear of flying, nilla, joule imprint, tartouffe, irenic ... his musical sound is a great variety from deep house , minimal to dub techno...
very limited repress. vuo003 presents 4 artists from tampere city. the a side delivers some deep nocturnal house from shuffless with teisko nights and alone in detroit from lauri leino. the b side brings together blissful techno and deep house in the shape of lost in kemi from kalle-m and kuivaamo dub from tm shuffle.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
following up the debut release from altitude, vade mecum returns with an ep on the limited 10inch series with another legend in the dub techno world - merv. they became notorious after some releases in the second half of the 90s, which included two tracks that are now considered dub techno classics: >dust< and >melted vein<. the copenhagen based duo are back in the studio for a couple of years, after almost 2 decades of silence. since then, they already relased some quality new material on top labels from the scene, and we are absolutely delighted and excited to have them onboard.
soundscape versions presents the second installment on its sub-label mystic versions with seven unknown cuts by different artists from across the globe - produced and performed by using analog hardware gear. from ambient soundscapes to experimental bass music and driven techno excursions.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
mint tea proudly presents dansolos jungle. a deliciously velvet blend of tracks sourced from the uk and georgia, nurtured and crafted by producers wd41, toke and el choop.
as we head into dansolso s jungle we first encounter a slurry of dub-techno, infused with wd41 s love for tape these giant sounds represent his debut on the label. next we encounter toke, based in tbilisi he has mastered the subtitles of the dance floor developing his own unique flavour of a classic style, for mt004 he supplies perfect twilight accompaniments. el choop based in the uk has been honing his craft relentlessly since his introduction to the scene, skeleton crew reflecting this with its polished hard hitting style sure to satisfy many a dance floor.
BRIBE DUB (10 INCH / BLACK VINYL / MIKE SCHOMMER RMX)
10" Vinyl D31.10.18
limited black repress. primary colours adds yet another mouthwatering edition to the reserve series with another collaboration side-by-side with insect o. this no nonsense track comes at you with sonic precision and attention to detail and of course the mike schommers reprise is a perfect ode to the original elements. both sensational and ready for the floor.
edit select 37, part 2 of the ascend remix series which features matrixxman & cleric versions of the classic cut. add to that a brand new artist to the label, belgian dub techno maestro andre brehme and an epic new track from edit select himself and we have four tracks of the highest quality techno for your ears to enjoy.
limited black repress. bluetrain aka steve o sullivan remix! primary colours keeps the theme going on their reserve series collaborating with another great friend, silver ash. >mad roy< found its way from brisbane to melbourne to the victorian coast before finally finishing its journey on this limited edition 10 inch wax. modulating synths, polyrhythmic percussion, tape delays and one massive bassline all work in tandem to create a tune full of building grooves and sneaky surprises. mad roy will shake the foundations of the biggest clubs. mad roys remix began its journey 16 years ago. richie hawtin released >closer to the edit< that year and was picked up at the local record store and immediately played on the car stereo on the way home. instantly mesmerised by the groove the sleeve notes were pulled out to find bluetrain vs dean decosta >diminishing returns< special edition dub on mosaic was that record. that moment changed everything. it would be their dream to one day have one of their tracks remixed by one of their biggest influences and this day has arrived! introducing the special edition dub by bluetrain.
the balloonist boys are ready for their first take off. each record comes handstamped, handnumbered and with a unique postcard from the clubs archive of journeys. ltd. to 200 pieces. no repress! - viewed from above all worries lose weight –
etui records continues its 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder insect o. >atacama< is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music production skills. beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. back in his studio he creates memories about his journeys. he combines analog synthesizers tones with sounds of his modular system, endless echoes and warm reverbs.
ATACAMA (2X12INCH GATEFOLD / BLUE WHITE MARBELED VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl (gatefold) D19.10.18
ltd blue white marbeled edition. etui records continues its 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder insect o. >atacama< is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music production skills. beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. back in his studio he creates memories about his journeys. he combines analog synthesizers tones with sounds of his modular system, endless echoes and warm reverbs.
we are very happy to announce the 13th release of cabrera with two special remixes from the label boss, j.c., “vertigo” record that came out in the summer of 2017. side a comes with a special shed rework. rene is a huge influence for us and we are thrilled to have him on our catalogue. keeping the essence of the original, he made a proper raw dub techno banger. on the flip side, kastil, already part of the family, took “nyame” in a whole other level and made a fresh blend of fierce techno.
moreon & baffa returns this time with a very special pack for their own vinyl imprint. 2 originals that go further up on tempo times, bringing a futuristic space war concept, influenced by some acid and uk techno sounds from the late 90’s, but without loosing their essence, always with those dubby “deepchord / basic channel” influenced lines. and again (as “zamacona” did on the 002 release) in this case they bring back another legend from the late 90’s. mark ambrose delivers a “breaky techno tool” remix that will blend perfectly with anything at any moment, again timeless material for the heads.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
index:records is moonstruck to announce the 12” release dorsal, by berlin based artist, vase. dorsal is a genre bending output that combines the carefully layered sound of ambience with rhythmic ingenuity. the tracks aviolet and kinto balance in the eclectic techno realm with a nod to a time when idm was taking form. the organic grooves on the ep suit many settings, from big industrial spaces to soft forest beds.
a geniune collection of dubs from dats courtesy of downlink, slow cooked in a dusty drawer since 1997. a1 was originally released on mosaic and stays true to the dub techno sound which defined the label while the other tracks have never seen the light of day until now. if gritty acid workouts are your cup of tea then look no further. the a side features a printed artwork from san francisco based artist klari reis
berg audio welcomes dust yard s first vinyl release. the ep entitled >choices< features the highly sought after >lux<, followed by >celest< as well as impeccable reworks from s.a.m. and vril. artwork by juli jah. don t sleep on this one!
after emerging in spring, unità psicofisica takes a further step towards exploring music as a matter of perception with its second output, “collisioni sonore”, which widens the already disclosed principles of the label, celebrating the oneness of body and mind. combining the individual efforts of four artists whose musical output lies in the most ritualistic and awareness-expanding side of techno, “collisioni sonore” proves how collision might generate harmony.
following mervs ep, taped artifact now presents a new outing by the label co-founder kevin arnemann. with three original cuts, showcasing the labels characteristic dub-influenced techno sound, the ep is complemented with two remixes by jonas kopp. arnemanns ‘trash polka ep kicks off with saturated 808-grooves, driven by steady dub-chords and hard hitting claps. next, the original track sees a special dub influenced treatment by jonas kopp. the in spain residing argentinian delivers a stripped down, yet high energized techno version. as a digital exclusive, kopp prepares a second interpretation, following the tradition of a classic rooted dub sound. on the flipside, ‘revertigo sees arnemann utilise a rumbling break beat, topped with icy rides, blissful dub chords and cinematic pads, taking you on an energetic trip. ‘ideology is bringing the ep to a closing. with heavily processed chords and hard hitting drums, kevin arnemann creates a suspense that leave you wanting for more.
heavy flowing dubmonster by the mighty merv. amazing release! after releases on 3rd wave black, taped artifact and ranges the danish duo merv delivers the next result of one of their studio sessions. the three tracks on the >performer ep< combine all the classic elements of detroit, dub, housy drums and techno feeling and mark the fourth mouche release. an absolutely must-have ep for the dark dancing floors and a very bold and versatile attempt by the masters.
om:nia is a record label for artists we believe in to release a wide variety of music, everything from psychedelic jazz to drum & bass, threading a flow and feeling which will connect all the sonics together.
our first release is by one of our favourite artists and genius musician, stl. we spoke to stephan in great length about our concept and idea for the label, after some time he sent us these specific tracks. manoeuvring along dubby and dusty grooves, with dreamy melancholic ambient textures and a epic 17 minute -untitled dubscape-. this record is as much to dance too in a club as it is to listen too at home.
file under: mystical, ambient, dub, house, adventures
following on from his debut on mörk last year, jon fay delves even further into the depths of the nocturnal shades of dub techno. deep, throbbing percussion thumps under twitching, sparse electronics that evoke an alluring, alien soundscape. a soft, gentle heartbeat sinking into the soul. a celestial exploration into unknown territories.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
with beauty warp ep, welsh born el choop finally gives his vinyl ep debut on etui records. the light green/white marbled vinyl opens with a set of raw icy chords, sculpted around a dark kick and glittering percussion. designed for the dancefloor, beauty warp is as light as it is heavy. the inner cut exhibits el choops deeper side with adrift in the opal fields. with a more conventional dub techno palette, it paints a dusty, gritty, and echo filled sonic landscape. reverse to find women (night), a 12 minute moody workout of melancholy chords and weighty lows complete with a set of polyrhythmic stabs that you just cant seem to count.
for the first single from rooteo & mahura’s mett album and our second release on made in green records, we present the standout sincrotune, backed with a heavier interpretation of dub techno mastermind and legend deadbeat. one of the album’s most memorable and experimental pieces, sincrotune transports tinges of the eastern influences from the full-length into a more exploratory mindset, ricocheting bells and detuned, bending string samples moving through layers of alien ambiance and a steady, heavy bass pulse at dancefloor tempo pushing it forward forcefully.
amazing hypnotic grooving new vuo records release! vuo005 brings you moody techno from the minds of shuffless and marco cassanelli, music to bend your mind and shake your hips to. a1 is shuffless enigmatic red dwarf, an acidic deep journey into outer frontiers of space. on a2, tm shuffle lets red dwarf fly further into dubby world of delays. b1 is marco cassanellis neverending (you wish) heavy wall of sound by the name echo machines. b2 is emulator, perfect driving dub for the morning hours.
industry veterans ohm & octal industries make their debut here for all inn’s nilla sublabel courtesy of the devastatingly effective sounds of the it takes a mind ep. from blissful, melody-tinged vibes to engaging, emotive techno cuts, this is a release of various moods and contrasts that stays refreshingly intriguing throughout.
deep listening, spatial imagery and floating introspection evoked by genres of ambient and electronica to enhance the immersive journey with rhythms of dub, bits of breakbeats plus erratic frequency rumbles and machine noises.
brendon moeller offers up his set in motion ep on echocord sub-label echo echo this september, comprising three originals from the dub techno veteran. south africa, new york based producer and dj brendon moeller aka beat pharmacy/echologist has long been respected as one of the pioneering figures in ethereal, dubbed-out techno with regular appearances at global hot spots like fabric, berghain and cielo as well as releases on labels like third ear, kimochi, neovinyl and echocord. here though we see moeller joining the roster of the latter’s sublabel echo echo, marking its fourth release. title-track set in motion leads with brendons signature murky synth textures at its core whilst lumpy low-end tones, shuffled hats and spiraling dub echoes fluidly undulate amongst one another throughout. eastern beach follows, and as the name would suggest, nods towards brighter sounds with airy pads, soft bell chime synths and pulsating subs driving the composition alongside swinging, heavily reverberated percussion. economy then closes the package, stripping things back to gritty dub stabs, dusty 4/4 drums and billowing noise sweeps.
on the third release on his label, malin genie teams up with amsterdam resident and will & ink regular yaleesa hall for a trip into dubbed out techno and house territory. the ep opens with -oganesson,- an immersive track pivoting around gnarled, shape-shifting dub techno chords. -84- is a more energised cut, using a similar central melodic thread but driving it with a sprightly beat and playful threads of synth expression. -tournant- places the emphasis on textural sound design, embellishing a rugged techno rhythm with sonic matter that takes on an organic quality as it pulses and writhes around the beat. -coronal loop- finishes the ep off with an appropriately star-gazing jam that uses delay and reverb to great effect to create a sense of space in which nimble chord lines and other flourishes can cavort freely.
a new project from two anonymous aussie veterans. melbournes smouldering underground turns up two untitled cuts from bad channel, named for the faulty mixing console they were produced on, with a cheeky nod to mark and moritz. organic late night tracks, soulful and dub wise. they passed bradley zeros litmus test, so now they come to you cut deep on rhythm sections twilight sister imprint international black. the a-side keeps it spacious, a relentless stepper for the early hours. side b is music for autobahns, starlight soul for the post-club cruisers.
PROGRAMM EP (SHIFTED, TRUSS REMIXES) (2018 REPRESS)
12" Vinyl UK31.08.18
2018 repress coming in! techno party throwers eartoground are proud to present there first label release! killer mixes from shifted and truss! dj suport from: perc, richie hawtin, billy nasty, speedy j, claude vonstroke, stroboscopic artefacts
the heavy pulse of sound systems synchronizes with the precision of musique concrète and the reconstructed memory of a masked folk dance of the swiss mountains. techno, drum n bass and dub are echoed within this sonic processional, where samples are pulled apart and recycled, cut at the beginning and end, then linked together.
tresque takes his name from an open-chain circle dance from medieval southern europe. under the musical moniker d’incise he has played on numerous solo and collaborative projects with cyril bondi, designing quiet, intensive listening experiences with various combinations of software, recordings from vinyl or in the field, modified objects, percussion and harmonium. as tresque the delicate minimalism he’s known for takes shape within driving grooves. airy, spacious, amplified noise from his collection of samples is sliced and tethered to weightier, physical beats. a tension forms between uplift and downfall, hypnotically oscillating between structural textures and collective dance.
limited repress. for the last 20 and something years, matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics, but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena, matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum, which focuses on 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
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.
waehlscheibe from switzerland has thought of something really special to celebrate release #10 and has created a double vinyl compilation that assembles many of the label s regulars together with a few fresh faces. the prevailing sound between deep and dubby techno and dub house refects the label s long-time dedication to this particular version of electronic music. thus waehlscheibe has established itself as more than an insider s tip for those who cherish grounded quality and timeless sounds. from the dub techno sounds of novio dub tribe, patrizio gabrielli and s&ro via sophisticated dub house from mend, anton kubikov and alessandro crimi to the housey afairs of a.s.cudia and drei farben house the compilation x showcases a fne variety of contemporary house and techno with subtle twists and quite a few sonic surprises.
limited repress! melodie opens up cinetic art records with two trippy cuts that will take you on a deep journey listening to them in your home or at the club. the b side also has a remix by legendary producer jay tripwire that takes you on an even deeper state. cinetic art records is about music which is constantly evolving and at the same time builds up a subtle energy in the listeners mind and body. vinyl only.
rod modell returns as deepchord for his first solo release on astral industries since inaugurating the label with his sought-after ‘lanterns’ ep. consisting of two stunning long-form pieces split on one side each, immersions¿ captures the emotive, halcyon sound that rod has long become synonymous with. opening with glistening ambient textures, ‘immersion i’ grows into an 18-minute piece of deep rolling dub techno. on the other side ‘immersion ii’ paints pristine soundscapes of soft, lapping waves, underpinned by submerged pulsations that rise to the surface to continue its deep space explorations. two highly refined and inspiring tracks that sit on the apogee of this sound.
VOL.3 (BEN BUITENDIJK / TOM LIEM / JOCELYN ABELL / STEVEN SIWALETTE / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D16.08.18
limited repress! for the third mouche release dutch artist ivano tetelepta has invited some of his closest friends to create not less than four fantastic dub infected and hypnotic grooves. his ep also marks the third edition of the so called -ivano tetelepta & friends--series. it all started with a record on highly acclaimed label fear of flying a few years ago and continued on rue de plaisance in 2016. now ivano brings out the third part on mouche. on the record he collaborates with the likes of ben buitendijk, tom liem, jocelyn abell and steven siwalette.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august, courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf, and further afield, for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon, clr, sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger, takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones, hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows, tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits, fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building, expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick, stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
some time around 20 years ago, the artist known as dub surgeon made an absorbing album of beautiful dub infused with ambiance, found sounds and horizontal rhythms. the lost future was recorded at the former amsterdam film academy where dub surgeon. the recording engineer for the project was ricardo villalobos. dub surgeon and ricardo villalobos then mastered it together, putting it through several vintage mixers and recording it to 2 inch tape. then, tragedy struck: a storm surged and ignited a fire that ravaged the studio. the master copy was thought to have been lost forever. dub surgeon stopped making music and disappeared into the shadows after just two eps on future dub in 2002/3. but one day 15 years later, totally out of the blue, he received a demo of the lost future. pay attention to this, it said. attached was a demo version of the long lost album and now, finally, it has a perfect and impossibly poetic home on dubais ark to ashes, which is named in homage to the story of lee scratch perry burning down his black ark studio to rid it of demons. sounding as fresh as ever, the lost future is an authentic dub experience with a story as special as the music itself.
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album, firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue), and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip, turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords, sweaty machine percussion, and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier, if surprisingly stripped back, feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object, with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing, cymbal-heavy groove.
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep, showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans, this ep is quirky, yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
orlando voorn comes through with a hi-tech soul future classic. original mix is a prince-in-detroit tinged electro floor filler. two remixes from gary gritness one a full-on assault of west coast electro funk and a djax-inspired cut of speaker-busting bonus beats. hidden away on b2 is an otherworldly, dub techno masterpiece, reworked by cv313.
vinyl only, both tracks by sascha dive on minimood016 are destined to transfix those who like richly immersive dub techno. mind melting opener vibrating sphere has wooden hits and drum loops that rock back on themselves to keep on pulling you in. spoken word rastafarian vocals add dubauthenticity and gentle sprinkles of toms add drive to the chords. deliciously deepthroughout, yet grooving irresistibly, this cut achieves a lot from a little. on the flip-side, the perfectly crafted gravity is a smooth rolling track with classic dubchords that echo to infinity. well-treated vocals melt into the mix and the whole thing quickly casts its spell on you and keeps you there for the hugely absorbing and atmospheric duration
one of our humble imprint s closest allies and a longstanding pillar of philadelphia s electronic music community, billy werner has been a constant presence in the booth at parties throughout the northeast corridor since 1998. we debuted his m//r alias in 2014 with the gathering response data 12- . since he s been busy bringing the grit to points beyond the city of brotherly love, putting in work for the likes of detailssound, l.i.e.s. and jackdept. most recently, he turned out a remix of karen gwyer s -why does your father look so nervous- for the rembo remixes on don t be afraid, as well as another for chaperone s -grit neglect- on the aforementioned snapbackbalaclava ep. written, recorded, and mixed over a period of 15 months, among the methods is in no small part a reflection of the affinities and sensibilities billy holds as both selector and producer. referencing a variety of influences from jazz to dub to electro, the album s allure stems from his deft ability to recontextualize those genres disparate aspects into a familiar–yet fiercely idiosyncratic–musical context. the end result is at once wildly fractured and precision-focused as among the methods finds its own seductive rhythm within a matrix of dub echoes and modulated low-end. it s heady ground,to be sure,as well as the most declarative aesthetic statement fromm//r to date. presented without further comment. the music is the message
los angeles native based out of paris, onyvaa is one of europes newest techno imports. dj, producer and owner of her parisian based underground label passeport records. passeport is an outlet for her to release original productions with full creative musical freedom, gathering inspiration from around the globe. onyvaas sound consists of strong driving techno with dub influences along with an abundance of analog touches.
whether thought of as a fistful of small change or as a digitally distributed asset, monetary exchange is best calculated for aesthetic ends at the planetary scale. zoom out, and as far as you can. yen towers is copenhagen’s simon formann, known for his work as a member of lower and age coin. “bidders must justify their price” tracks the mechanisms of global exchange and scales sound system dynamics to fit, preserving only the minimum quantity of human perspective necessary to calibrate itself for advanced club environments.
we proudly welcome arne and delbaen to our label, without a doubt the new boys in electronic scene to look out for the coming period. hailing from the beautiful city of antwerp belgium, where diamonds are cut rough just like these two. be aware we will not bore you with just a one off release. no, these guys have got a mission and it starts right here. expect analogue heaven from one of antwerps finest analogue studios and best-kept secrets. some of them might have hear these guys rock the concrete at the ampere club in antwerp. we proudly open the book on page one, the first page of a book that will become a long and interesting read. ladies and gentle people, welcome to the adventures of arne & delbaen. sound architecture proudly presents the long awaited official release of the >funky chicken ep<
hike: cristal clear lakes, impressive mountains, soothing forests and berlin techno music.
for our hike 006 we’ve got cyrk for you. meanwhile the boys are root artists on hike and we are very proud to present their upcoming release. this time we present you a hiking path around pforzheim, a city known for its jewellery industry in the black forest. the westweg trail is one of the black forest’s best hiking routes. with it’s 285 km long-distance hiking path from pforzheim to basel, you have the chance to appreciate the region s landscape and cuisine from the peaks of the black forrest.
mysterious japanese newcomer neem unveils his debut vinyl on japanese imprint aura music. the title track delivers some mechanical beats topped with delicate layers of samples and electronics. on the flip “forge” meanwhile is more abstract and spooky as strange voice murmurs on industrial background. “mustard-colored jacket” is a “basic channel” rooted minimal piece features some dub samples on heavy bass.
echocord sub-label echo echo continues this july with orbite’s ‘interstellar’ ep, a threetracker from the berlin- based producer. orbite is a brand new project founded in berlin, germany with a nod towards the raw, dubby sounds often heard across the clubs in the city, and where better to inaugurate things than the recently launched sub-label of copenhagen’s echocord, one of the leading imprints in the realms of dub techno, home to pioneering acts like rod modell/deepchord, pole and fluxion who have paved the way for orbite’s own twist on the genre. the ethereal pad textures of ‘skylar’ lead on the package, deftly evolving alongside bubbling synth tones, swelling chords and shuffled percussion to create a create dynamically unfolding six and a half minute cut. ‘moment’ follows, edging things further into dubbed-out territories with heavily delayed dub echoes and mesmeric spoken word poetry intertwining to create a, hypnotic beatless soundscape. ‘organi’ closes the record with emotive, billowing pads, warm bell like tones and vocal murmurs running alongside swinging shakers and stripped-back micro-house percussion.
echocord’s colour sub-label returns early june with a four- track ep from eindhoven’s albert van abbe in the shape of ‘klangbilder’. dutch techno artist albert van abbe has nearly two decades of experience under his belt in various forms of musical and visual expression, releasing on his own vanabbe imprint, figure jams, semantica and no comment, as well as playing live and djing at hot spots across the globe such as berghain, tresor, dgtl and awakenings festival. ‘klangbilder 1’ leads with a robust rhythmic drive, employing bumpy toms, shuffled hats and lumpy kicks at its core as vacillating synths, tension building drones and menacing pizzicato strings develop throughout. ‘klangbilder 2’ takes things deeper next, retaining the dusty drums sound of the previous cut whilst stirring in airy ethereal pads and choppy, resonant stab sequences. ‘klangbilder 3’ kicks off the b-side with modulating synth whirrs, emotive organ tones and a muted drum tones throughout before ‘klangbilder 4’ closes the package, taking things beatless and cinematic via emotive synth leads, droning subs and expansive echoes.