THE ANALOGUE CIRCLES VOL.1 (TAPE / CASSETTE + DL CODE)
tape / cassette D06.12.18
after a long break, the label hal 9000 is back. in the 90 s and beyond, this label brought out music by isoleé (dial), mikkel metal (echocord), bodo elsel (playhouse), c-rock (stir15 recordings) or sylvie marks (gigolo) & hal 9000. includes a free download code
in the dust of idols is an album exploring mortality, existentialism & the dread one can feel in the face of an apparently meaningless world. the journey you embark on when trying to create meaning where there is perhaps none. these initial senses of dread can be brought about by the insignificance you feel in the face of greatness, where others have seemingly found meaning and purpose in the face of your own wavering path.
krym mryk, a young record label based in crimea, was started by stas karpenkov with a diy approach. it all began when stas approached ildar zaynetdinov (gost zvuk records) with music of his own. back then, ildar used to host the radio gost broadcast, presenting new electronic music from russia, and stas s music made it onto the air. eventually he issued a 7 inch with his music in november 2016, thus starting a label of his own. and now he comes back with a new techno/ambient 12 inch includes a remix by stanislav tolkachev.
its been five beautiful melodic years since the creation of french label hungry music, by worakls, nto, and joachim pastor. in order to celebrate this anniversary, the three artists prepared the very anticipated, first ever vinyl release of the french imprint. the three label creators will present one vinyl each, offering a selection of six of their best hungry music releases since the beginning.it s been five beautiful melodic years since the creation of french label hungry music, by worakls, n to, and joachim pastor. in order to celebrate this anniversary, the three artists prepared the very anticipated, first ever vinyl release of the french imprint. the three label creators will present one vinyl each, offering a selection of six of their best hungry music releases since the beginning. all three artists are touring extensively throughout 2018 in celebration of the label’s five year anniversary.
its been five beautiful melodic years since the creation of french label hungry music, by worakls, nto, and joachim pastor. in order to celebrate this anniversary, the three artists created a special birthday deluxe box including some of the labels best music. this box will include the first ever vinyl & cd releases, special hm5 t-shirts, a hungry music bag, and stickers, as well as a chance to receive one of three vip golden tickets. those tickets will give three winners the chance to be invited to a concert of their choice with backstage access, hotel & dinner reservations, as well as a personal meeting with the artists.
repress! die gebürtige brasilianerin anna aus barcelona legt nach ihrem unglaublichen durchbruch mit speicher 101 zum zweiten mal in diesem jahr auf speicher vor. hidden beauties war 2018 zweifellos in keinem club zu überhören und anna berührte dieses jahr unzählige dancer mit ihrer aufrichtigen und unerschrockenen leidenschaft für techno und djing. auf speicher 105 präsentiert sich anna von einer anderen seite – ihre bemerkenswerten studio-skills glänzen weiter, wenn sie mit remembrance nach innen schaut. dieses tief aufgeladene meisterwerk musste wie in einem zweikampf gegenüberstehen: der gebrochene -main mix und sein four-to-the-floor rendering sind je ein abendteuer für sich. when i am only a dream setzt den weg fort, den sie auf speicher 101 eingeschlagen hat: höchste höhen und tiefste tiefen für den dancefloor von morgen.
hot on the heels of his album r.u.r on boysnoize, djedjotronic aka jérémy cottereau drops an icy 4 track electro cut for cpu. we knew we wanted to work with cottereau after hearing his and maelstrom s lost echoes project (see maelstrom s alph4 e.p. on cpu). there s a clear drexciyan influence here with plenty of dystopian drama but things are disrupted with the likes of tunnel serving up raw 4/4.
deena abdelwahed’s first album is shifting the epicenter of contemporary electronic music south: “khonnar“ will be released on november 16, 2018 by infiné,,,,,. this limited edition vinyl includes a poster and an embroidered badge.
northern dj & producer asok returns to lobster following a 1.5 year break from the grind, getting right back in the deep with four deep, brooding club-hitters featuring those trademark ricochet hats, undulating grooves and alien-esque doomed interplanetary atmospheres.
carlton doom has existed only in the shadows of a 27 year old’s delphian consciousness, until now. necrodancer ep emerges as deep sea frequency’s fourth and most audacious offering, a four track package of mutated breaks and scuzzy electro due 5th october 2018. charged forward by a riotous bass line, the title track brings together crystalline high end amidst dizzying drums. ‘pipepipepipe’ is a maximal dose of big room energy followed by ‘bad batch’, a messed up trip of broken beats and swollen bass. closing off the ep, choppy breaks take the lead on ‘rot’.
andrew red hand finally joins the lobster main family following on from our cheeky m8y projct 1Ø pills mate plus scorcher releases for mos. the red hand returns with four of his finest works, channeling the spirit of romanian resistance and some serious dungeons & dragons spooky haunted house shiiii on that a-side. elsewhere, chicago grooves overlap with roaring 303 work and drum machine battery. arh staples abound, this is a killer club quartet
nekhsa is a mysterious producer with a long running history of minimal and electro greatness running through his veins. a firm believer in the analog and a fluid method of production by jamming with a host of machines. second release with spinning plates following sp003 which feat. 2 remixes from dj spider. said to produce for a host of great labels under a host of alias its rare not to hear a track from this artist on a night out in the london scene. charm snake is a new comer who focuses on the trip. his first release with spinning plates is challenging at 12min plus but once locked in you wish lasted a week.
the prodigys seventh studio album, no tourists will be released on their take me to the hospital label via bmg. in a career approaching 30 unpredictable, uncompromising years, the prodigy have become that rare artist whose influence can be felt across all walks of life. continually defining (and re-defining) electronic music, the band have clocked up a staggering 6 number 1 albums, played to many millions around the world, and remain as relevant and respected as ever. though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is the prodigy s resolute focus on following their own path, their own way. this, perhaps, is the true meaning of no tourists , and in 2018 the anger, urgency, and irrepressible spirit of the prodigy has no doubt never been more needed
mechatronica drops another forceful electro release, this time with a diverse collection of new and familiar faces in kosh, ocb, jauzas the shining and ersatz olfolks.
the moroccan casa voyager crew conducts the a-side in style, kosh carefully manufacturing an expanding, fat and spacey electro drive while ocb laces old school electro flavours with breaks, acid and devastating groove.
on the flip, harder and darker electro sounds evolve as decade-long french electro producer jauzas the shining drops a potent electro/acid track in “machine”, followed by the relentless energy of “stella” - a murky, ever-intensifying journey through electro, breaks and industrial soundscapes by french producer ersatz olfolks.
zodiac wax is unlike other record labels. its founder, zodiac childs, initially conceived of it as a fictional alternative to dance music’s terminal timeline, an environment to nurture music which stands for escapism, music which atomises a story and gives that universe life. after an intimate creative gestation, childs introduces us to his band of digital misfits, whose myriad approaches to dance music are smelted together to form the catalogue of razor-sharp cuts that is faction.
the palm trees whistle in the pink meteor shower. an entanglement of nature’s mystical tones settle. sonics trigger movement in the oceans crust while giants filter the earth’s waters, thrusting the waters with their gnarly space knobs. the damsel in distress is a hadronic mechanical design like no other, moulded, tested and shaped by the entheogen melanges of the omegian race. many a cosmic knight whipped there sword out to retrieve , but in rightful and aware conquest the dilation and deja vu of multidimensional experiences returned the opal tone to the omega men. the midi rain will dance , and the grooving aqua orbs of life will continue on. - eddie
after a little break, colt music is back with a double separate release featuring tracks contributed by friends and family, all the way from madrid to offenbach and berlin. featuring the mysterious berlin duo die augen, offenbach s finest markus sommer, felix kluge, tom ries and robin stern, and madrid local heroes javier moreno, pohl, canetti and joackin.
the latest release on arma comes from dutch legend and devoutly deviant underground operator ruud lekx, aka rude 66. with a legacy that reaches back to the early 90s and the rough and ready dutch electro sound of bunker records and the hague, hes maintained a distinctly non-conformist approach that touches on acid, italo, techno and more besides, all finished with the punky attitude that sets him and peers like unit moebius and i-f apart. the tracks gathered together on the witch trials ep come from throughout lekxs career. as the artist himself says, tracks from wildly different eras and sessions suddenly can combine to form one coherent ep. its almost like the a-side tracks were waiting for 20 years to be combined with the b-side tracks. the overriding theme that binds together these timeless machine excursions is that of medieval witch trials a global phenomenon that peaked in the 15-1600s. considering the suspicion, propaganda and mass moral panic involved in this strange curio of distant history, lekx points to the parallels with the current age, of political polarization and fake news accusations flying all over. the ep title is also a tribute to two records close to his heart: the falls live at the witch trials, and the one-off witch trials project by members of the dead kennedys, adrian borland and christian lunch. werewolves & poisoners and the crusade against idolatry are both archive tracks from the 1994-5 period when lekx made his first albums for bunker records.