this october will see canada’s mathew jonson join forces with visionquest co-founder ryan crosson for a two track ep in the shape of ‘robots of dawn’.
canada’s mathew jonson has quite the impressive career under his belt having co-founded the revered wagon repair label and heading up itiswhatitis recordings as well as performing under his own name and various guises such as cobblestone jazz. the modern deep left quarted. and his new project units & measurements alongside hreno and the mole. here we see the synth aficionado joining forces with visionquest’s very own ryan crosson. who’s carved out an equally impressive career to date and will soon drop his second long player alongside cesar merveille focused on intricately musicality and an intriguing approach to electronic music via the visionquest imprint.
as you’d expect from such a pairing this collaboration packs a bunch. opening with ‘tempelhof’ named after the now defunct airport in berlin and laid out over thirteen minutes of gradually unfolding and retracting acid swells. resonant synth whirrs. mind bending arpeggios and dynamic. baroquely evolving rhythms.
title track ‘robots of dawn’. featuring added help from cesar merveille and new upstart artist isis. captures an old school electro feel via an 808 drum workout. vocoded vocal murmurs and funk-infused wandering bass lines whilst modulating synths spiral through the depths of the composition.
drexciya presents grava 4. earth has finally discovered utopia. (drexciya home universe) earth scientist discovered the home planet of drexciya on 2-14-2002. within moments dr. blowfin was given the orders to initiate the seven dimensional cloaking-spheres to hide the other three planets from earths view. the star chart is authentic. you will be able to find the star by using the coordinations on the star chart. the planet drexciya can be found in the international star vault in switzerland & recorded in the astronomical compendium.
clash lion is a mix of three personalities shall ocin. terr and daniel watts. three artists with different musical backgrounds merging forces to create a truly eclectic and open minded label. after the standout success of their debut release from maetrik in september. the labels second helping comes from label co-owner. shall ocin. known for his heavy use of modular synths. analog rhythmboxes and custom-made effects his bounty hunter ep is definitely unique. cicada layers atmospheric modulations. slow pulsating synth work on top of a booming bass drum. dark synth tones resonate to create real exploration of sound. raw. and somewhat ethereal in its composition ‘bounty hunter’ layers frequency patterns in a fresh formation. leading into a heady path of sound texture before its thunderous release with a booming synth riff. the labels mission to achieve eclectic. no boundaries electronic music has been displayed throughout this release from shall. with the final track yummy jam creating an experimental electronica vibe. showing his passion for innovation.
the reality is a relative concept. and our life is made up of fantasy and illusion. our music is the key of our thoughts. and our sound can help us to discover it. nothing is real express our vision in a period where information is false and manipulated most of the time. alberto iovine and alessandro fumagalli aka modular project announce the launch of their new label. in partnership with rebirth records. born and raised between como and milan. alberto and alessandro quickly shared their love for electronic music and the great passion for vintage synths and drum machines. they started to produce together in 2012 and released on labels like off. moodmusic and perpetualis music before joining rebirth in 2017 with their remix of the blond:ish classic wizard of love. the label s third release is a special ep from modular project. alphaville is an hypnotic journey through shades of indie electronica. new wave and their signature sounds. while another glimpse is a beautiful emotional slow workout. the package comes with two strong remixes from nuno dos santos and fairmont. amsterdam dj and producer nuno dos santos reworked alphaville adding a darker and trippy touch. while jake fairley aka fairmont. key force in the canadian electronic music scene. gave another glimpse a beautiful deeper and atmospheric appeal. a strong third release for nothing is real.
deep sound channel delve deeper into the waters of eshu. following releases from arc# and tom liem comes j&l. the team of jocelyn abell and tom liem. with a storm of emotions. brooding. menacing. the tumult of uneven tides introduces. steady thuds support flows of warmth. flows countered by piercing coldness in a track that is as absorbing as it is haunting. a sea of veritable tranquillity descends for lunar tides. soften. staggered basslines are punctuated with crisp skeletal cymbal. new textures come to the surface for the autumnal currents of ocean tides. churning chords reflect night skies. shifting percussion floating amidst the jetsam.
-addis abeba- equals side a - a collocation of groaning machines. bittersweet strings and seducing bass synths. defined with the aid of befriended producer kator. side b equals -lord stanley s cup- - a cloudy hike into that weird place where ebm and electro meet. comes with inlay.
roma zuckerman returns to trip with his debut ep. which emerges after 2 stand-out appearances on the label compilations in 2015 and 2016. that present terminal blends murky textures and sinister vocals across 4 delusional tracks. glitchy percussion and scuzzy frequencies march with intent whilst uncanny voices mumble to the beat of their own insanity. unnerving tones test our limits whilst underlying grooves offer mild relief. that present terminal condenses a broad sonic palette into 4 truly bizarre cuts that. once tested. are hard to put down.
having already debuted on the pinkman main label. identified patient now steps up for the pinkman broken dreams series for your stripped back content. the whole ep is furnished with the sinister and commanding vocals of sophie du palais. also known as vrouwe fataal. creating an infectious vortex of panic and scare to abort your dreams. throughout the release. hazy percussion is carefully seasoned with the bitter synth lines and guitar riffs from lasznkioff. the first track. peaceful panic is in full seduction and fetish mode. setting the scene for the better corners. sleep without rest violently tightens up the leather and gives you your kicks for thrills. the ep ends with frenzy: messed up intermezzos with lasznikoff. mixing up an 808 with his destructive guitar rig and. as he states. everything is done. throughout the release. hazy percussion is carefully seasoned with the bitter synth lines and guitar riffs from lasz nkioff. the first track. peaceful panic is in full seduction and fetish mode. setting the scene for the better corners. sleep without rest violently tightens up the leather and gives you your kicks for thrills. the ep ends with frenzy: messed up intermezzos with lasznikoff. mixing up an 808 with his destructive guitar rig and. as he states. everything is done.
LEGENDARY FREAKS IN THE TRASH OF TIME (2X12 + DL CODE
2x12" Vinyl NL08.11.17
five years after the illustrious paranormal soul lp. techno derelict danny wolfers aka legowelt returns on clone with -legendary freaks in the trash of time-. a vivid collection of twelve genre-defying tracks: from late-night hermit house to memphis rap influenced slowjam electro. from amiga 1200 technorave to cosmic spaceweed trance. including the whole universe in between. all blended together in a mix of subdued sensuality and psychedelic splendour. this album is flavoured with legowelt s typical crunchy lo-fi sampler and synthesizer aesthetic. wolfers own hand-drawn sleeve artwork illustrates the album s mood without the need for much further promotional blurb... colourful stories embodying societal malaise and its dwellers - yet with a dash of aspiration. music for misfits. witches. dreamers. cyberpunks. outsiders. geeks. and freaks. legowelt s people.
suction records is proud to present the 4th and final volume of rx-101’s “ep” series of vinyl releases. showcasing a selection of standout cuts from dutch producer erik jong’s vast archive of previously-unreleased techno. idm. acid. and electro. recorded to cassette from 1997-1999. roland’s cover-star instruments. the sh-101 and juno-106. play a prominent role in ep 4’s sound - a playful mix of joyous. sometimes haunting synthesizer melodies. and raw. crunchy percussion. from the early-squarepusher melodies of opener themis. to the eerie boards of canada-like nostalgia of transmission. ep 4 delivers 6 tracks of classic late-90s electronix. with rx-101 affirming himself as an unheralded master in the rephlex/warp/skam domain.
formed in 1997. and inaugurated that year with a split 12inch from new-comers and label founders. solvent and lowfish. this year suction records celebrates its 20th anniversary with the re-introduction of their famed snow robots series of compilations. while originally started as a north american answer to uk electronix labels like rephlex. skam and warp records. a sound that is still a staple of the current suction records catalog. suctions sound has also swerved into new territories. reflecting our love of dark 80s electronic music synthpop. ebm. and beyond. snow robots volume 4 features an international array of artists. fromsuction records mainstays like digital poodle. june. celldoed. and ceramic hello (with their much sought-after 1982 vocoder anthem). to label-favourites appearing on suction records for the first time: beau wanzer. morah. and one of skanfrom/sleeparchives lesser known aliases. civil defence programme.
cpu dj tools vol.1 808 tracks cpu s homage to the roland tr-808. the drum machine ubiquitous on binary imprint. cpu label boss chris smith has meticulously rebuilt the drum tracks of classic electro funk records known for their pioneering and influential use of the 808. strictly for djs and mcs. this is an essential tool for remixing. looping or laying vocals over. cut loud and ready for battle.
little movies are morgan buckled buckley and ben soft-shoe donohue. dueling hot analog swords over snowy modular fjords improvised cv chitchat. pre-post boiled egg heads & soldering irons. recorded on irish pastures in a single day. stitched together somewhere between kimmage and galway-very-west. live score to a silent 1920s lawn mower man. mastered by the bastard. limited as a mthfkka.
super rhythm trax boss jerome hill is back on the label with 3 otherworldly tracks cut loud for maximum dancefloor devastation. beginning with the wistful acid pump of back & forth moving through to the alien jacking of weird language and leaving you wide eyed in the grip of close encounters.
less thought. more direction and purpose. less catering. more expression. this was saviles mantra as he sculpted his compersion ep for mike simonettis 2mr and its a mantra we should all subscribe to. its come about through his introspective analysis during the creation of his most succinct and starkest exploration date
the good thing. if we talk about real artists is: their music never gets old. titonton duvante presents another essential record on his new classic series. this time it s the -furity ep- which came out on the legendary multiplex label 1998. all tracks are re-mastered and the music couldn t sound fresher than today!
ikeaboy is the intermittent project from damian tubbritt. who first debuted the moniker more than ten years ago. it s been a long while since any fresh material from this deep cover curio of oddball techno hit wax. but now wicked bass have done the honourable thing and gathered up this excellent trio of tracks. shape memory plies a funky line in squelchy bass and jangling delay trills. while living in the future opts for a more mysterious. pad soaked trip into spooked out electro. on the b-side dayna sports some forthright drum machine beats and epic sweeps of synths that only serve to confound any expectations you might have about the sound of ikeaboy.
san francisco label left hand path’s latest record is a contemporary techno opus. featuring four tracks. each with a distinct sound and feel. designed to set off a dancefloor and invigorate your stereo.
new york city based further reductions is the live project from husband and wife shawn (aka vapauteen. 400ppm. let er est) and katie o sullivan (aka rose e kross. ppg). back in 2014 they released their gorgeous debut album on cititrax records. the album was an adventurous trip. where they pushed forward a unique sound. after all those years there will be a follow up to this ep on knekelhuis. expect a fusion of different sounds. grimy and pretty at the same time.
cititrax is excited to present the first in a series of 4 song samplers showcasing the talents of some of the most innovative producers of the moment. cititrax: tracks volume one features amato. an edgy new project brought to you by the hacker. tzusing. a young producer from china known for his hard-hitting l.i.e.s. releases. our beloved berlin based former new yorker an-i. and oliver ho’s stunning broken english club. the overall sound can be described as modern. uncompromising and guttural. each artist reinvents dance music by bringing their own unique vision to the floor. artwork designed by veronica vasicka and sourced from polaroids shot in nyc clubs in the 1980s. cititrax: tracks volume one is pressed on black vinyl.
american electro rap legend kyper checks in with the german label ground control.
produced by the brazilian bass connection (bbc) aka heliobranco and tom oliver. the new song let the bass come out clear delivers a shameless old school miami bass orgy with heavy 808 beats. 80s style rapping. vocoder vocal bits and fresh scratching.
the perfect choice for a remixer comes with miami bass heavyweight debonaire. who also produced classics with legendary groups maggotron and dynamix ii. taking the song to the next level of bass boom. turn up the bass!
night blind is richard fearless second release on drones white label series. the title track coalesced in the early hours of the morning as diffuse. turneresque lights glimmered across the thames and the container was pounded by a storm. unnerving and melancholic yet with a glimmer of light. this is fearless at his best. on the b side is cancan. with xaviers spiritual acid head. kenichi iwasa. on percussion duties. this is one for peak time body shaking. both tracks were recorded and mixed at the metal box by chris blakey and produced by richard fearless. stamped and numbered edition of 300 vinyl
the new zealand - detroit connection. electro empire presents the auckland based duo go nuclear and three new versions of their hit song techno world off their debut ep on bass agenda recordings.
despite the undenieable influence from early detroit electro classics by the likes of model 500. cybotron or aux 88. this well and originally crafted production offers catchy old school vibes with a powerful modern twist. go nuclear!
bringing the remix here is detroit s filthiest (aka dj nasty) - a true detroit talent who has been keeping it real since the nineties. his name alone is a seal of quality.
STRANGE TALES FROM THE FUTURE SERIE VOL. 3 (REPRESS) (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D07.12.17
solar one music is back with their >strange tales from the future< series. vol.3 this time on vinyl. feat. the great artists luke eargoggle/johan inkinen (stilleben. lunar disko). kan3da (stilleben. transient force). oestral (som. black montanas)) and weltwirtschaft (dominance electricity. kommando 6). intense stuff for your journey to deep space!
those who physically suffer from dopamine depletion seek ways to experience maximized pleasure. hong kongs hyper everything enfant terrible. s.y. delivers a much darker complex ep than his two previous offerings under a new alias. a creative therapy of sorts apparently dealing with substance abuse and unstable mental conditions which luckily for everyone translates into more leftfield dancefloor gold with the brilliantly nondescript $ lfo and weirdo power drive of the title track on a side. followed on the flip by a surprisingly beautiful ode to concrete music. and a deeply haunting field recording piece that closes a perfectly round ep... or does it? sleeve artwork by matt damhave
we deliver an electrobraindancehybrid: 8 tracks of gorgeous analogue machinery music recorded during midnight jams. yuyay s third vinyl installment steps back three catalognumbers and brings this lp to physical life upon heavy request. including the hit -chord memory- and gems like -sunrise faders- and -accumulator-. comes in silkprinted and handnumbered cardboard sleeve.
after a 10 year silence. the frequencies of radio mars are back on the line with a mini lp from the enigmatic the observer. the release features 6 tracks serving up a space journey oscillating between cinematic interludes. irresistible electro rhythm bass lines. and cosmic arpeggios. you will feel like you are traveling through an unexplored landscape. lost far and away. deep in the galaxy.
shedbug and rudolf c return to their imprint for the first time since it s debut release. breakbeats from the rainforest meet synths from the sky on this split 12” ready for all types of nightclub environments.
X-MAS CARD FROM OUTER SPACE (OSCARS X-MAS CAROLS 1984-87) (LP)
12" Vinyl NL07.12.17
all tracks on this record have been selected from the cassette series oscars x-mas carols. originally released on christmas day 1984. 1985 and 1987 by oscar smit’s imprint noel tapes in holland. edition of 400 copies. laminated translucent sleeve. hand stamped (12inchx12inch). complete with dossier including liner notes by oscar smit. band bios. photos and download code!
eplex & mikrokosmos. two studio partners in berlin. release their 2nd album “microgravity”. from athmospheric to post-industrial moods. a wider range of musical elements are examined in the 11 track album. handcrafted and spacy sounddesign. mainly based on analog hardware. subtle noise textures as well as driving rhythms are the gravitational forces throughout the auditory journey. in the 5 track vinyl edition. side a is more inside a relaxing dimension. whereas side b offers 2 tracks with full pressure in their own style. art design in hand screen print and visual interpretation by lichtpiraten. mastering by monojo.
acid fourniture is a journey into the darker recesses of ceephax s acidic mind. simple 303 lines pulsate alongside sinister chords and detuned synths. berlin trip is a classic acid 4 to the floor track along the lines of flow coma by 808 state. alligatored is a tight 808/303 groove made for the dancefloor. the zone is a slower more introspective acid. conjuring up lost warehouses and derelict minds. alien beacon takes a more electro acid slant. inspired by sinister lights in the sky and paranoia.
enter the dragon. adding mystique to the techno are these pulsating. arpeggiated. snarling beasts from the italian producer with an ominous-sounding remix by heinrich mueller aka gerald donald of drexicya. track titles refer to the journeys of the sky dragon (a1). yellow dragon (a2) and dragon king (b1/b2) as they soar and serpentine majestically underwater and beyond the clouds
dive-bar turned record label paradise palms presents a brand new 7inch from veteran producer justin robertson. a man with over 23 years experience as an innovator and restless proponent of fascinating forward-thinking music. his tireless work ethic has ensured that he remains one of the most relevant and exciting dj/producers around. as a whole new generation of electronic enthusiasts will sweatily testify. justin s latest incarnation as the deadstock 33s has been garnishing lavish praise from figureheads such as andrew weatherall and erol alkan. as well as a diverse cross-section of fresh talent. from daniel avery to eats everything. cyborg holiday snaps is a double-whammy 7inch of alien machine funk crafted by the rave pilot himself. the titular track launches headﬁ....rst into hissing electro territory with pounding rhythms and detroit-strength bass stabs. while numerical discord is a low-slung 110bpm acid weapon.
this is the ninth ep on firescope records. the new sub-label of the legendary b12 records. although b12 output has been the solo work of steven since 2015-2017. this time he steps outside of the b12 name and releases under his own name. one of the founders of uk techno. he has released on labels such as warp records uk. b12 records. soma records. delsin records. firescope records. art . buzz and de:tuned.
union is a newly born label from the uk that’s geared towards releasing electronic experimental music. infusing techno functionality with explorative synthesis and sonic manipulation. ran by pry and royal sun. the pair have a string of releases ready to drop across the next 12 months.
the labels inaugural release. ‘un-001’ is from label co-owner pry. pervaded with left field synthesis and melancholic melodic undertones. the release takes club conformity and combines it with electroacoustic experimentation. inspired by the everyday and the mundane. the artwork created by esteemed designer. alex mccullough creates a complimentary fusion alongside the record.
british left-field artist dead fader returns to parachute. the new lp. jenny 153. runs out across nine tracks and operates at the fertile juncture between classical and club music compositional structures. and examines the crossover points between the two disciplines.
wah wah 45s are very proud to announce their first foray into the format of the future-retro fan – the cassette. and who better to deliver our debut release on this cult medium. than our very own electronic beat makers and hip hop nerds. paper tiger. over the last four years. the leeds and london based crew have been quietly pasting together some of the more interesting and subversive off-cuts and live interludes that were recorded around their two lp releases.
edition of 250 copies. risopgraph printed sleeve
staatsfeinde… dutch synth duo staatseinde finally releases their debut ep on vinyl… after two 7”s on enfant terrible they present this 6 track ep… stripped down through the years from a band to a duo the sound also changed… the songs on this ep are more up-tempo. louder. more beat orientated… and also darker as before mostly… and… for sure more dance floor minded… expect some classic minimal synth tunes in line with el aviador dro and welle: erdball for example but also more punchy tracks with ebm influences… staatseinde 2.0 has arrived!
REALITY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT (VIA APP & WAX STAG REMIX)
12" Vinyl BE05.12.17
musar is honoured to revive the electronic-synth legend. manasyt. with a new five-track ep as part of a three-ep series. including a pair of remixes by brooklyns wonder girl via app and wax stag. an occasional collaborator with bibio and clark.
(lp in printed innersleeve + download card) belgian musician dijf sanders pens and produces soundtracks for distant. far-flung places that brood with exotica. psychedelia. jazz and electronica. his new album java. is a psychedelic and modern search for the sounds of the homonymous indonesian island.
second release of nathan melja on his own imprint dream real. this is not a techno ep. this is not a bass ep. this is simply a music record. four tracks going from ambient to club music to a weird and slowed down rap by himself on the eponymous title raindrops enjoy and much love to y all.
rawax welcomes two talented russian artists to the family. pasha mikheev aka kolomna experiments & alexey krjuk aka bogdan. we re sure this is just the beginning of a long musical journey between them and us!
contemporary italo-disco and foggy rave culture mark margots first 12inch on life and death. amore a bordo pista - a welcomed surprise. machines breathe on a1. where throbbing synth-bass meets timeless vocoder. as premiered on dj tennis essential mix debut. the afterparty and warehouse meld on the flip. a mind-bending time-warp - somewhere between panic and introspection. technicolour signee. dauwd. aces his re-depicton of the title track. hinting at golden-era chain reaction. while kiwi slows down salsce. retaining all of its drive. adding further cosmic brushstrokes. four weapons of the mind. a trippy affair.
following the success of last years reissue of vox populis aither. emotional rescue returns to the french / persian band with the first of two albums selected from their considerable archive. first. their experiments between 1984 and 1989 in what are essentially pre-aither sessions. magiques creations is in essence. an album of the imagination.
this release from dmx krew. a.k.a. edward upton begins with a tribute from the artist to his father. whose voice is sampled on the track. this acid inspired track sets the tone for the rest of the ep continuing to delve into the realms of the 303. the release is only available on vinyl. and limited to just 300 hand numbered copies
2017 repress a personal selection of carls incredible back catalogue. from his early work under the aliases paperclip people and 69 to worldwide hits like throw and ground breaking tracks like bug in the bassbin!! 3lp vinyl. unmixed
with his debut mat release entitled universel. palta almost paints with sound. working a defined palette with subtlety and clarity of vision. we are taken to places that are alien yet somehow familiar a world whose delicate exterior belies a profound depth and power.
eidetic is a new project from the brokntoys camp. focusing on the deeper side of techno.to kick off the project. eidetic welcomes exhausted modern an alias from layup. the co-founder of endless illusion. for a 4-track ep of grimy. grubby. eerie electronics suited for the early hours on the dance floor.
collector is the solo project of jason campbell who resides in newcastle. australia. forced extraction is his first release for beat concern following an lp on the melbourne-based drawing heat. and tapes for seminal labels. night people and clan destine records. campbell has honed his unique take on experimental techno over the last few years by building compositions with all analogue hardware and modular synthesis. forced extraction sees collector at his most incisive. carving out four pummelling tracks across the 12inch. piercing feedback. foreboding synth movements and bass drones are anchored by rigid drum programming with an attention to heavy industrial rhythms. an exciting peek into the coal-face of underground australian electronics
sam de la rosa. best known under the alias samuel kklovenhoof of the band led er est and with karen sharkey of the coombe. is back on mannequin records for a stunning 4-tracks electro-wave-experimental release. texas born but strongly connected with the new york cold wave and disco scene from mid 2000. and the wierd records family. sam s music is a clever mix of post punk. electronic hybrids. experimental pop and catchy melodies. additional mix by michael stein from s u r v i v e. already debuting on mannequin records back in 2011. before to get worldwide known for the netflix s stranger things soundtrack.
tranquilizer is a kind of music that is created at night. the time when sleep did not bring relief and the clock is standing still. 4 o clock in the morning is the hour that is heard in every odd beat and the dirt glued to the sounds was always in place.
the invariants is back with a fourth release on his self-titled imprint. after recent outings on the dutch labels delsin records and nous klaer. the amsterdam based producer steps back into his own world and delivers four trademark acidic machine work-outs. dreamy atmospheres. slo-mo electro patterns and a powerful haunting ambient piece as a closer.
baltimores pj dorsey has traversed a lifelong journey delving into psychoactive music which can alter ones cognitive and conscious state. he harnesses his experiences to create music as tarotplane. using guitar. effects and processing he produces time suspending soundscapes - immersive music for merging the mind and body. . 358 oblique is the follow up to first which was released on aguirre records in 2015. find yourself adrift in the lapping waters of a slow unraveling sea of sound. a spectral vortex of shimmering tones and discrete samples guide the listener into an aural abyss. while plangent six-string melodies offer glimpses into a sanctifying sensory space. the two exploration provide an evocative journey through a psychedelic continuum and beyond.
xan is a moscow-based producer originally from the town of votkinsk – the birthplace of pyotr tchaikovsky. xan then moved to st. petersburg. and eventually to moscow where he became part of the johns’ kingdom community. there. he began solidify himself as an established electronic music producer and dj. his dedication allowed him to fuse new influences with his own musical background as well as single-handedly organise a unique underground festival in hometown votkinsk. later he becomes a resident of the main diy club in moscow. rabitza. and a frequent guest at other notable events such as arma17. boiler room or nts.
this record is dedicated to the entire rabitza team people — Р..а..б..ы.. Р..а..б..и..ц..ы.. (slaves of rabitza).
masaki messaged blueberry records soundcloud and signed an ep within a week. i guess sending demos is still a thing. the concept of the ep is to demonstrate all the colors in masaki s rainbow. a truly gifted studio engineer. there are many styles in which he moves across the mixing board. ark and blessing are pure sound design ticklers. as if he decided to make an updated blue-ray instructional soundtrack. soaring melodies and sub bass anchors the listener is literally pinned done by the pressure and beaten with an ugly beauty unique to masakis style. dolci and ilah both radiate on the dance floor like lost dark rollers from an updated mid 90 s estelia and fraewnuil demonstrate the beautiful thoughtfulness masaki also possesses. like a hidden runout groove. masaki leaves the listener pensive and wrapped in a warm embrace.
alien jams presents a new release by wilted woman called home listener. after releasing the amazing -diary of a woman- on she rocks! earlier this year. ww is back with this sublime 5 track ep. from the onset. playful synth patterns mingle and coalesce. spiralling towards dizzy culminations. at times wobbly and disjointed. ww creates stunning compositions that would work magic on the dancefloor. each track of home listener feels like its own paranormal entity. living organisms that develop and grow as the music unfolds.
• first errorsmith album in 13 years!!!
• in our opinion one of the most forward-thinking and fresh dancefloor albums of the decade
• mastered and cut by rashad becker at d&m
• artwork by james hoff and layout by bill kouligas.
• riyl: mmm. snd. smith n hack
serotonin records is the original new york city electro-revival imprint still pumping out funk for you today. synapse is the project of serotonin records founders john selway and jason “bpmf” szostek. besides releases on their own label. their tracks and remixes have made their way to interdimensional transmissions. electrocord. i220. studio !k7 and instinct/radical ambient. dedicated to their unique future funk sound of electro. their tracks define what serotonin is all about. synapse “scientism ep” is an overview of the last 20 years of regress in modern culture. the erosion of democratic values. abuse of science. distortion and manipulation of facts and deliberate seeds of discord sown by the powerful to create schism in the fabric of society. enabling the few to exercise control over the many. all that and funk… good old american electronic new york city funk.
arla iii. like the previous two records in the series. is a culmination of our combined influences. a representation of our memories - both real and false. of uk rave culture. these records have been informed as much by fantasy as they are real memories. the result of us piecing together our experiences of growing up and going out to raves in the welsh countryside
arvid wretman once again dresses up as everyones favourite rave crooner your planet is next. delivering a stripped down. club-optimized follow-up to last years studio barnhus debut. focusing on minimal elements with maximal impact. the laid back ep ranges from rainy-day acid blues to bill hicks channeling breakbeat choons. all perfected for modern soundsystems by inhouse mixmaster pedrodollar and presented in a gorgeous full colour sleeve designed ypin himself.
svengalisghost captured here in his most true form. the live setting. this recording comes direct from the board during his performance on french television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. what may be the chicago born artist s darkest and most plodding recording to date. this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial. foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp. plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. this is sound of evil personified. limited copies available worldwide.
asuntos internos is an ep dedicated to artists from spain. in this case 3 from barcelona (nlk. delusions & niet! and nehuen) and 1 from madrid (vvv). the first two songs. -overview- and -100 freeze-. have a obscure tones. and darkwave intensity. in -exorcism- delirious voices are planned on a magnetic basis while relatively ethereal. while -i do not know what i want- (jump it now mix) finally jumps into the dance floor with a purely techno ebm cut. asuntos internos es un ep dedicado a artistas del pais. en este caso 3 de barcelona (nlk. delusions & niet ! y nehuen) y 1 de madrid (vvv). las dos primeras canciones. -overview- y -100 freeze-. tienen un tono más post-punk: la primera recuerda a the cure y la segunda añade intensidad industrial. en -exorcismo- unas voces delirantes planean sobre una base magnética a la vez que relativamente etérea. mientras que -i don t know what i want (want it now mix)- salta finalmente a la pista de baile con un corte puramente techno ebm.
just in time for the end of summer dark leader snaps back with it’s third release for 2017. for dark leader 004 collins brings us 3 futuristic electro cuts for his die mädchen ep.
it all starts off with luna (traum model). a track that takes the listener to the part of the mind reserved only for very late nights and early mornings where the lines between the real and unreal become blurred.
next up is lotte (kampf modell) an aggressive electro number that turns the dance floor into a battlefield from a war where humans finally overtake the machines.
finally collins takes us on a hypnotic journey that interweaves sadness and beauty with alenka (trauer modell). a track that reconnects you to memories and past experience. an odyssey that you won’t soon forget. dark leader 004 is housed in a full color jacket featuring cover artwork by eleanor’s mannequin art. design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
the summer of 2017 also brings dark leader 003 featuring riga’s dmitry distant and portland’s own natural magic.
side a begins with “tukšums” a driving acid jam by dmitry distant that brings the energy level up to 11.
natural magic’s “most high” polishes off side a with a triumphantly positive romp that puts the love icing right on the cake.
side b opens with “artificial joy” a breaky acid track by dmitry distant that will engross the dance floor with groovy sinister funk.
this release concludes with natural magic’s “dude can dance” a drummy piece of hypnotic dance music that dabbles in experimentalism.
darkleader 003 is housed in a full color jacket featuring cover artwork by myra koza. design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
berlin’s mechatronica follows up on the last dez williams ep. with a new va compilation featuring the exaltics. drvg cvltvre. le chocolat noir and kluentah.
the exaltics and drvg cvltvre pack the a-side with gritty. hypnotizing acid burners. relentlessly paced and bound to induce frenzy. on the flip. le chocolat noir and kluentah (50% of hamburg duo fallbeil) dive deep into analogue driven electro trips. culminating with kluentah’s 9-minute journey nightliner.
hanna is the soundtrack album to the 2011 british-german thriller film of the same name. directed by joe wright. the film stars saoirse ronan as the title character. a girl raised in the wilderness of northern finland by her father. an ex-cia operative (eric bana). who trains her as an assassin. cate blanchett is a senior cia agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.
the original score was composed by the british pioneers of big beat the chemical brothers. who had 6 number 1 albums and 13 top 20 singles in the uk. nme ranked the album at number 54 in their list of the -61 of the greatest film soundtracks-.
the soundtrack of hanna was nominated for multiple awards and eventually won an alliance of women film journalists award in the category -best film music or score- and a los angeles film critics association award for -best music-.
limited first pressing of 1500 numbered copies on transparent red 180 gram vinyl.
new long player from manchester s claro intelecto. entitled exhilarator . the 13 track album marks a return to action for the esteemed producer. a cinematic album of icy techno. weighty bass and poignant melody. from plaintive keys and slow motion drums awash with melody to corrugated industrial drums that don t let up. this is a diverse album in both mood and texture. moments of ambient celestial beauty exist next to breezy and summery grooves while skewed and sludgy acid sits next to serene underwater dub. stewart s mission to step outside his usual self has resulted in another landmark electronic album. killer release!!!
making his long awaited return to salt mines. hymns produces a debut 12” flecked with restrained breakbeats. off-kilter rhythms and glistening pads. opener ‘water acid’ is an eerie amalgamation of aquatic electro and tense emotion. built for a fractured dancefloor deep in the arctic ring. a2 ‘searching for the real’ provides a brief moment of introspection. before b-side leader ‘heinz harald frentzen’ crashes down and amplifies the intensity with sharp breaks and rapid. stark percussion. closing the release. title track ‘waves of nothing’ showcases hymns at his best. utilising lonely synths and equally mechanical and organic percussion to create a sentimental. vulnerable climax.
a new label services deal with !k7 was announced this year that will see the relaunch of the two hundred & forty volts label and for the first time ever the entire swayzak back catalogue. to celebrate the re-launch and ultimately draw a line under the old material a 19 track retrospective will released shortly afterwards on dec 1. the lost tapes compilation will include some of their seminal classics. unreleased versions and a brand new single from swayzak & richard davis. all paving way for the new album next year.
after a triumphant return to batu s timedance label with intrigued by the drum ploy keeps the pressure high on his new ep for hemlock. unruly exposes further light on the workings of his now signature style. waves of metallic percussion tessellate around a thumping central bassline. pneumatic flashes of noise seal a dense atmosphere full of equal parts euphoria and dread. garys is ploy s most stripped back and potent club tool yet. striding into proper techno territory. equipped and optimised for the highest yield. lost hours drops the beats and pumps out a thick fog of hazy chords and bellowing subs. perfect for after hours listening.
music for dreams is proud to announce the new album by danish legend dub tractor. one of the founding fathers of electronica in denmark in the early 90s. anders remmer has remained a reluc-tant beacon of copenhagen’s scene ever since. with his musical legacy still a work in progress. as well as being a member of future 3. remmer has released material under a number of different aliases. but his most frequent guise dating back to 1994 has been dub tractor. under this name. he gently crafts complex yet warm and organic electronic music that flirts with ambient. dub and idm. with “hello ambient wash”. the first dub tractor album since 2009. remmer explores further the possibilities of dub tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album -sorry-. in addition to new material. the second half of “hello ambient wash” presents a ret-rospective of hand-picked tracks from his first three albums on flex records (the label which music for dreams founder kenneth bager ran with ole mortensen from 1994 to 2007). ... bonus info: nils frahm is a fan.
alongside long-term dj partner harri. domenic cappello has been a sub club resident since 1994. he has released many records under many guises yet this is his first ep under his own name. 2017 also marks 30 years of sub club and it feels fitting for such two landmarks to dovetail as they have. the intruder ep is 3 brilliant tracks that come from a lifetime spent in music.
goings third effort is a joint release by silent water and meakusma. recorded in the span of one year in monthly recording sessions. it sees them venture off into an at times melismatic and contrasting contemplation on forward musical propulsion. 70s crossover jazz and minimalistic and at times downright futuristic electronic music. over the course of two spun out yet concentrated pieces. light and dark are built into a mesmerizing musical reverie that is equally as contemplative as it is explicitly emotional and confrontational. melodic as well as rhythmic accents diverge and coalesce with ease and poise. a subtle yet incessant throb defining everything throughout. record includes free download code + additional bonus track. running time side a - 24:43 / side b - 24:22 released in a gatefold cover.