re-release: released in 1993. the technology ep appeared on the start of a re-establishment of electro music and a beginning for the direct beat label. that would be a constant reminder of where to see aux88 material come to light. -technology- carried the aux88 brand onto radio. mainstream club and dance parties...become a sought after 12- by a band that proclaimed its sound as electro/techno . the techno bass mix is the original track. (now for the first time available) rhythm mix is a different animal on its own... within the track you can hear the growth of what would become the sound of emerging aliases in years to come and the use of distinct voices/vocals. with both versions from the original studio recordings in 1993. listeners will be treated to a major bonus point in the birth of the aux quadrant of projects to come. designed for a well-deserved space on the global dance floor.
luxus varta makes his debut on brokntoys with then we fall the mysterious producer has previously released records with solar one music. intramuros and shipwrec. here he delivers 6 tracks of intricate. experimental. weirded out electro & electronica. individually screenprinted & limited to 300 copies
special release alert - vinyl only / limited edition!
super dope debut from this new producer straight from ireland. we welcome jared aka btu who joins the family business. jared delivers a pulsating and emotive track. a stellar house journey into the mind. he is accompanied by the one and only. pépe. he delivers colorful track that picks influences from miami bass and electro. super silky and strong as always.
chreal01 is the debut project by scottish producer chaotic reality exploring a meditative side to techno. written over the course of several months spent living in new york as a resistance to the frenetic pace of a busy environment. chreal01 contains four tracks that repeat. oscillate and soundtrack a more centred existence. inspired by shinichi atobe. avalon emerson. newworldaquarium / ross154 & the 7th plain. each track in this self-released record is named after its sequence and operates on a slower tempo. focussing on melody and sound design. with aim to investigate the space between dub techno and early trance. track one opens with gentle dancing chords developing over 7 minutes. with subtle nods to echospace and black dogs otaku over a punchy kick and warm sub. reverb-licked stabs pass softly in and out the mix and ride over a homogenous chord range. highlighting points in the melody and meandering back into the ether. two has an introspective focus. rarely reaching more than two kicks per four bars. an arpeggiated lead centres the composition. slowly developing over a thick bassline. distant snaps and pops season the track and highlight the empty breathing space intentionally left in the production. on the b-side. three is characterised by heavily saturated kicks softly thumping under a bubbling melody. broken by echo-delayed stabs varying in form. filter depth and feedback timing. on the closing song four. chaoticreality develops and sculpts a stack of delayed chords creating a progressively elevating soundscape. the lead melody chords layer and discord changing thickness. shape and form throughout with pseudo kicks acting as a complimentary melody. here. cr plays with space to creating a hypnotic spacial production akin to digital justice or the orb. with the intention to take the listener to a transcendental state. chreal01 is housed in a popset sleeve & hand stickered
the well known miami based artist once again joins forces with the frustrations department to drop one of his best outings ever. these experiments go deep. way deep. melancholic melodies drowning in running tape delays wobbling analog pulses that seem to come from beyond the aquatic triangle. blue vinyl pressing
gian strikes back all the way from reutlingen to neukolln with a three track ep bound to hit you hard! pairing his signature electrofunk beats with gnarly acid on the a side & ultra effective pad-sex on the flip. gian will manage to sneak his way into your dj bag. whether you like it or not.
another va from luke eargoggles stilleben records that keeps on releasing the purest electronic music. jensen interceptor and obergman are two familiar names in the electro game but on this 12- hiltipop and t-error will also show their vision and style.. and it is reckless!!
after the success of the first full album ‘dagxnacht. the group formed by gilles helsen (keys) and freek vreys (guitar) expands with jazz-percussionist cas kinnaer. the musical recipe of seizoensklanken remains the same: instrumental compositions balancing between colourful afrobeat and intimate electronica.
after an excellent first release featuring freerotation lynchpin steevio. russ gabriels rivers of groove label returns with a pair of excursions into lush. bubbling techno from gabriel on his own. as a first generation uk techno stalwart. its little wonder that he can turn out productions as accomplished as these. but there s no sense that he s treading water. ambulate bears the hallmarks of modular production. all twinkling. morphing synth tones chiming around a delicate beat. while dover calling favours a snappier electro palette. but both stand out from the crowd for the sheer quality in the production. the warmth in the composition and the needlepoint focus given to every shred of detail in this crucial cuts.
astropolis records adds to misericordia’s w.lv.s (electric rescue and the driver) four remixes that amplifies the rave vibe of the ep released last year. with more power and agression. with four distinguished guests from techno and hardcore spheres: french veteran the hacker. the mysterious and rare lunatic asylum. the pilar maxime dangles and techno hardcore figure torgull. a must have for all lovers of the french techno and hardcore scene. a wild ride taking you straight to hell!
the hacker rebuilds blacksmith in his vintage and industrial spirit between electro. acid and techno. while the lunatic asylum rework of misercordia will catch you up in the dark room of dance. with delicious breaks and metallic spirals melodies added to this rave anthem. flipside. maxime dangles is turning misericordia in a muscular but melodic late night techno assault with dark vocals and his typical synths and chords. while torgull’s version steps up the darkness with a techno hardcore rework. raw. heavily haunted by vocals. textured and sensory.
drew mcdowall and hiro kones collaborative record the ghost of georges bataille induces a state of suspense via sonic seance. conjuring the sentiment of death as productive force. the artists join their analog paradigms to open a door elsewhere. or perhaps. inside sublimating personal struggles into ritualistic offerings. churning. cinematic. and pulsating with an organic sentience the ghost of georges bataille invites an undeniable presence into the consciousness and lulls both collectors and the newly inducted alike into catharsis with the hairs on their arms standing up. not for the casual listener.
SP 004 (FEAT ITCH E & SCRATCH E MIX) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl lp. 180gr UK20.03.18
spinning plates is back for another long overdue release. and this time it comes in the form of a split ep featuring returning artist andy rantzen and laccy with two tracks each. the vinyl only release comes with very special screen-printed silkscreen artwork and is pressed on meaty 180g vinyl for an extra warm and deep sound. andy rantzen is a sydney based artist who appeared on this label s superb second release. the 98% track from it was used by sonja moonear in her cocoon mix cd shared with carl craig. and andy is also well-known as part of the duo itch-e and scratch-e along with paul mac. he assumes that alias here for a remix of the dial. laccy aka pascal sturmer is a young but talented artist who regularly finds himself behind the decks at cult clubs like berlin s club de visionaire and the spaced parties in london. a friend of label a&r bruno schmidt. he just released on francesco del garda s label timeless. is a real underground head with a bottomless well of knowledge when it comes to cult sounds and scenes and is signed to the top crisalida agency.
it is undeniable that bjarki and his bbbbbb imprint are at the forefront of iceland’s dance music scene. playing a vital role in asserting the country as a hub for genre bending electronic music. although the label has proved to be a solid platform for bjarkis own experimental material. bbbbbb continues to host some of icelands best talents (notably last year’s lauded release from volruptus who followed up with another killer outing on т..р..и..п..). for bbbbbb’s 10th release bjarki continues to substantiate his a&r abilities. introducing the world to lord pusswhip. having enjoyed a meteoric rise as a key player in icelands hip-hop scene. the young producers sound has continued to evolve since befriending bjarki and the bbbbbb crew. and the hand of glory ep now sees him at arguably his most adventurous and experimental yet. murky atmospherics introduce xmas jam creep before a cacophony of percussion ups the energy. setting the tone for a dynamic release. crazy shit mane follows with its crunchy drums. scintillating synths and sultry bass until hop out the car blends hip-hop vocals with mesmerising chord sequences reminiscent of richard d.james early work. an undulating bassline then works alongside a chorus of angelic voices in ‘the hand of glory. making way for the syncopated and dreamlike shroomm0(u)rning. moving into ambient territories. green house living layers pads and samples together to generate an otherworldly aesthetic until choppa hard combines ominous drones with a steady beat to conclude the release.
akumandra is the mexican imprint of sainte vie. the label promotes the exceptional artists riding the sub current of multicultural electronic music and. after 3 years of sharing its music for free. it s about to release on vinyl for the first time. sainte vie s music is a prime summary of what it means to hear in a post-genre universe. as trends are quickly rendered obsolete. the accumulation of culture debris is becoming more significant in relation to the producer the ability to create a nostalgic blur through a composition of artifacts and interpretations. paying homage to this. estacion inmortal (sainte vie s first ep) produces the afterglow associated with an auditory epiphany. the combination of mellow interludes. earthy chord progressions and acoustic-synthetic equilibrium have the capacity to conquer both communal space and solitude.
taking its title from a minoan legend that deals with rage. greed and destruction. the latest release from abyss x expands and reconstructs conceptions of aural space and time. out on february 23 on danse noire. pleasures of the bull finds the multi-disciplinary artist and producer flirting with the sounds of hard jazz while mystifying the parameters of experimental music across several distinct movements. thus allowing the listener to break free from their sonic principles.
here comes in the dark again 09! please open your ears for five sonic adventures. brought to you by the amazing sound explorers moralez feat. zombierella. zak famellos. textasy. night caller and vinilette!
5 1 1 5 9 3 is the first full-length album release of vienna based artist electric indigo. who started djing in the late 1980s. worked at the legendary hard wax record store in the early 1990s. and effortlessly manages to entertain the dancing crowd at berghain as much as the contemporary music avant-garde at wien modern. 5 1 1 5 9 3 combines influences of both worlds into a consistent and coherent album. crystalline metallic objects collide. embedded into fractured endless spaces. sparse rhythmical syncopations shaping grids. holding sonic particles in place. rare vocal transformations inject a human touch. 5 1 1 5 9 3 offers a unique universe. full of color and light. partially flirting with current club music and at other times diving deep into sublime sonic areas.
deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. ep incl.red axes. manfredas remix!deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. the two members of the band grew up in rehovot (israel) where they met and rehearsed. their name (which means girls in russian) was given to them by kaminskys father. the bands musical influences go from garage punk to russian folk music. this is their 1st ep for red axes label garzen records. incudes two remixes by manfredas & red axes themselves!
belfast-producer space dimension controller. akajack hamill. may be landing his debut release on dekmantel. but hes definitely no stranger to their shores. with the three-track ep gaining time clocking in at over 35-minutes. phasing between cosmic kaleidoscopic house. and serene. epic ambient. a sonic atmosphere reminiscent of the background resonance the galaxy permeates on a daily basis hamills dekmantel debut is closer to that of an album. than your average set of club 12inches.
after their stunning debut on art. electro purveyors london modular alliance return as they keep up their unstoppable momentum on the contemporary electronic scene. with a slew of high profile live shows behind and in front of them - lma go from strength to strength as evidenced by this 5 track ep spanning deep. emotive ambience all the way to heavy wobble electro bass. unmissable!!
last spring. the lulúxpo launched their own record label - paradise children records - with a first ep called “dirty house” co-produced with the label argent sale backed with a remix from bauchamp. “piscine palace” is therefore the second release. a tribute to the underground paris of the 80s. it’s 3am in the morning in front of the club la piscine. démarre. prends l’avenue des champs- elysées… heading to le palace… putain. c’est beau paris la nuit. percussions and throbbing tempo. effervescence. freedom. the world belongs to us… the remixes are performed by tristesse contemporaine and headman: the pace is accelerating...
let me introduce you butter fly. the second vinyl of the label take hit records signed by the talented french artist brtz aka breitlitz. this ep. including the collaboration of behzad & amarou. two residents of the famous club concrete in paris. and also a remix of the growing polish michal jablonski. is a journey through a powerful dark and mental techno built on energetics modern beats and breaks really efficient for the dancefloor or big stage. you can find a digital or vinyl copie from february 2018 on every records shop or store online.
dj boring and stanley schmidt launch new label ‘vienna’ with their collaborative ep - vienna001. a new place for their friends and like minded artists to call home. vienna (named after the city in which they met) kicks off with a three track ode to 90s idm and rave culture.
heavy on the atmospherics. opener ‘stay young’ weaves field recordings and background noise between primal melodies and uk breaks for an immersive and deeply ethereal cut. ‘butterfly walk’ takes you further into the rave. blending classic 90’s euphoria with uplifting piano chords and twisted acid synths. before stanley’s nostalgic anthem ‘i neva said it’ closes out the ep by reworking a david grant vocal over a kinetic electro beat.
recreating all the experiences and emotions of raves gone by. but through a contemporary lens. vienna001 offers an impressive glimpse into what’s in-store for the fledgling imprint.
the tiefschwarz boys have just struck musical gold with their latest offering for souvenir. a fresh ep delivered by the electro trailblazer named bolz bolz (germanys andreas bolz) whos done more for underground music than you probably realize. practice paris is a 4-track ep which dives into the murky. broken beat and techno tinted territory mr. bolz has honed to perfection - with each track tried and tested from the souvenir crew to stunning result.
syncboy is our beloved electronica-kraut-punk live act from leipzig germany. a beautiful dark shimmering and playful project. recorded at zurichs infamous squat. no borders - no nations - just music. eclectic lustpoderosa for all! vinyl only. limited edition. no repress
j. tijn embarks on the eleventh expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the dark and gritty ‘the deluge’ ep. expedition eleven features four jams packed of heavy drum rhythms. moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes.
people places & things is the single project of manchester born & london based mike checuti. mike grew listening to a heavy mixture of horror & film soundtracks an equal dose of the early electro via the legendary spin inn records & then the hedonistic sounds of the hacienda & the more underground thunderdome nightclub. treating patient a is the first in a trilogy of releases by people places & things each pulling from the above mentioned influences but each ep having it s own variation whilst keeping the references points clearly audible along with people places & things own take of these sounds at the forefront. people places & things along with gabe guernsey of factory floor have recently just composed the soundtrack for the latest film for the forthcoming adidas spezial range which commemorates 30 years of acid house. artwork for each 12inch is designed by andrew jackson & each sleeve is individually hand printed thus having its own unique imprint and limited to only 200 copies. the press & publicity for the release and project as while will be handled by the rest is noise
la based independent experimental techno label halocyan. returns with an outstanding ep from toby leeming aka the third man (ai records. sunday best. tabernacle records. chaval records) koffi is a hypnotic driving techno track. red boxing a low swung deep bass techno / house groove. closing the ep repeater is a deep melodic detroit techno jam. a strong ep from the young london based artist which proves he has a bright future ahead of him. 180g cyan blue 12inch vinyl with laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe pvc wallet with flap. the outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres. 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foil stamp.
THE REMIXES PART 1 (RHADOW / PEREL / KRIS WADSWORTH / CARLOS NILMMNS RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D12.03.18
stug music was born in april 2007 organize events in the netherlands. club venues like paard van troje the hague. doornroosje nijmegen & studio 80 amsterdam were homebase of 55 events where (inter)national artists were invited. focus on programming (inter)national heroes of the past. the present & the future it was always a big wish to start a music label. january 2018 was the digital premiere of stug music. label & events runned by bart van rijn. two original tracks from the founder remixed by specialists in their genre perel & rhadow. with the second release in prospect a special vinyl >remix edition< will be pressed also remixes from kris wadsworth & carlos nilmmns. from dance floor orientated house & techno to indie electronic music.
violet and bleid met last year in lisbon. at the radio quântica studios. in the very same day. they impromptu started working together on a track: a cover of underground sound of lisbon’s so get up to celebrate international womens day. together. alongside a crew of young lisbon djs and activists. they also run the queer techno party mina. one of the most vital things going on in the city’s nightlife - the picture in the artwork was taken in the backstage of one of those infamous. dark-room-equipped parties.
bleid remixed naive001’s togetherness by violet. and that dope rework made it to rroxymore’s bag (as heard at berghain) and was played on bbc radio 6. rinse fm and +++. the pair became friends. started bouncing ideas about production techniques. rap skills and the importance (or lack thereof) of the classics in dance music. making more music together happened naturally.
naive002 feels like a continuation of naive’s first release in some ways: the jungle-inspired chopped breaks. sonic synth work and oneiric pads are still there but gain a heavier. perhaps more somber tone at times. exploding into depth or ecstasy at others.
mixes from matthus raman & petar dundov! elektronik by mark strain is a track that draws from the english idm tradition. a dreamy and dynamic electronic track. defined by an analog drum machine and a captivating and smooth bassline. matthus raman remixes elektronik by mark strain. keeping the same dreamy and magic atmosphere of the original track. but putting the track into orbit. in the gravitational free space. destination mars and beyond. the refined remix of elektronik by techno master petar dundov is an ecstatic hymn for life. a perfect track for the most sophisticated dance-floors shining at the crack of dawn.
for her first single. the sublime title loverboy comes out as a big urban spleen. released in a space made of asphalt and artificial paradises. groups like hooverphonic or even portishead play around this throbbing softness that is loverboy. splashing about in the electronic lounge of the 90s. the opener. alien lady features a flute-driven solo backed up by a funky guitar riff that then transitions into a tropical beat and tanja narrating the story of feeling a stranger in a big city. not understanding the social codes and clues ‘i don t speak the language in the way that you know’ while worth to you is a dreamy. glitched-out hypnotic track which maintains an edge of mysterious sexuality and her signature sense of intimate detachment. if the atmosphere coming out of lomboy’s work can be sometimes felt as prude and even shy. it certainly does not intend to hide with embarrassment the aphrodisiac scent that permeates it. on the contrary. this modesty perceived in the interpretation and in the production sensually envelops the different compositions. and imparts to this guilty pleasure the feeling of a stolen kiss. warped caress brings us to vertiginous heights and takes us into abyssal depths throughout the five tracks. this suggests at times a diegetic representation of this erotic world seen through the insolent prose and at other times a mimetic representation where each instrument plays an important part in every story told.
“we are what you think we are” is a 3 part compilation celebrating 10 releases from new york-based label and promoters lost soul enterprises. the groupings of artists on each 12” represent slightly different sonic territory. from darkwave and synthpop. to acid and electro. to industrial techno. all of which together have come to define the identity of the label and the community surrounding its legendary parties.
after a 5 year hiatus. talented producer betek is stepping up for his second vinyl release. proudly presented. 4 tracks filled with deep and dark euphorica. slammin 606/909 beats causing great pleasure.comes with lenson edit on the flip. betek will be back soon after his arrival. watch out.
for the 23rd release on pinkman. rotterdam based mitchell goor delivers a 4 tracker of slow. raw and warped techno. the contrast between unpolished percussive instruments and ethereal melodies reoccurs throughout the release and gets polished and refined by haunting vocal samples and pungent acid bass lines. this gives the record an ability to take audiences on rollercoaster rides through tension and anger as well as hope and promise. powered by permanent. adrenaline stimulating. raw energy.
with its seventh release. new york trax welcomes the revival of john selway’s semblance factor alias. selway became an indispensable element of the history of the new york sound by virtue of building an extensive catalog of high quality releases spanning almost three decades and multiple genres of electronic music. from his first electronic band chaotic sound matrix. to his major contributions to the early productions of deep dish from his first success in the techno world as part of the seminal new york duo disintegrator to the most successful of his collaborations. smith & selway. and his deep and minimal techno label csm. from the intelligent electro-funk of synapse and serotonin records. the electro and synth-pop of memory boy to the wild improvisational eclecticism of the rancho relaxo allstars. selway has created one of the richest bodies of work in the world of electronic music. defiance ep is a venture into hard-hitting electro. acid. and raw industrial-leaning and experimental sound. below the intense threshold of sound. there is a message for todays complacent society
in 9 records and 22 years schmer has given you the same four dudes: prototype 909. dj rx-5 and bpmf. now is the time to unleash a new generation of schmers on an unprepared world and they are prepared to set the world on fire. coming out strong to whip us all into shape weve unleashed isabella and she’ll leave you spun out.
nach seinem beitrag für die cargaa-12--serie erscheint nun die erste warp-ep des angolaners dj nigga fox. der gekonnt die brücke zwischen der bass- und bleep-alchemie früher warp-clubklassiker und dem post-genre-künstlerstamm von heute schlägt. das ergebnis ist eine sich stetig wandelnde form von dancefloor-psychedelia. die dennoch die synapsen zum funkeln bringt. ein absolutes hörerlebnis und weiterer meilenstein des modernen sounds der brodelnden lissaboner musikzene. die vinyl-ep erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
here is the debut release by italian duo r a d k o… their music is a blending of post/cold wave and shoegaze elements… both the songs and the production have a typical nostalgic feeling but are rather modern at the same time… instead of being overtly dark the sound and overall mood is much more melancholy and dreamy… for sure these two tracks make up for an impressive debut and addictive little 7″.... record…
zoe mc phersons exploration of this world on string figures is a deeply rhythmic. immersive and forward-thinking piece of elec-tronic-leaning music that remains just as danceable as it does experimental. the album is fundamentally one of duality. exploring the traditional and the contem-porary. organic and electronic. audio and visual. history and the future. rooted in this duality is also a core theme around string being one of the most ancient and playful art forms and the seemingly infinite possibilities it offers in terms of shapes. structures and figures lines up with this as a trans-global art project. one that over time will involve video art. choreography. 3d motion design. macro film. instrumental and electronic sound. although for now is being presented through an av performance. films and a record with mc pherson collaborating with director alessandra leone over the seven tracks (which are laid out as chapters) the record explores glitchy elec-tronics. dub-tinged grooves. polyrhythms. and a huge array of instruments that takes in quiet blasts of atonal sax alongside wonky synths.
lobster theremin dig back down unda to bring another fresh salty aussie experience to the table with well seasoned young talent shedbug aka geordie elliot-kerr at the helm for this one. as co-head of salt mines he’s been responsible for some of the most exciting new underground electronic bizz coming out of aus - including hymns. rudolph c. escape artist and 92 spacedrum orchestra. as shedbug he makes entrancing house. acid-tinted techno. cosmic electro and heavily stepped uk-influenced jams. with 12” ep’s already landing via of paradise. deeptrax. flux and a cassette album for thrhndrdsvntnn. on destination love. shedbug harnesses the emotive. pad-heavy sound showcased on previous outings whilst mixing in blend of interstellar synths. jagged breaks and crusted-yet-cutting drum work - all mixed down with some serious studio finishing.
this is the first album of borusiade. in which she takes her music to a new level. finding her very own expression. that is making us first shiver then sweat. then chill and finally melt. cómeme starts 2018 by proving again to be a safe haven and a sanctuary for sensitive plants and unique characters devoted to music just like miruna boruzescu aka borusiade from bucharest who conquered the radio stations of our parallel worlds and utopian desire. dream catcher was the name of the show. and jeopardy. a nocturnal ep. her first release on vinyl.
it is with great pleasure that we at giallo disco invite the one and only danny wolfers aka legowelt aka the maestro franz falckenhaus to our prestigious ranks. the obscure. previously cdr only side project franz falckenhaus has stood out for many of us as one of mr wolfer s most accomplished works. full on vhs grained cold war paranoia. like if fulci directed a bond movie starring udo keir and edwige fenech. shades of fabio frizzi. minimal synth and aphex twin. all combine for this cinematic masterpiece. culled from the three cds originally released on strange life records. it is with immense pride that we provide this collection for the first time on vinyl. lovingly remastered with exceptional new art by the one and only eric a. lee.
rotterhague is a new label dedicated to electro music in all it s forms. this issue showcasing brothers from other mothers dj technician and dj overdose. lot s of e-mu sp1200 programming as this is for both of them the weapon of choice. funky robotics to make the people shake is about as close as you can get to a description for the four tracks delivered on this e.p.
stimming x lambert on kryptox. stimming x lambert have done an album together: exodus! this duo debut will be released on the new berlin based kryptox label on 9th march 2018. kryptox is the new label for neo -jazz/kraut/classical music my by gomma and toy tonics founder mathias munk modica. stimming is one of the main names in german advanced techno. he first appeared to the public with cooperations with david august and solomun on diynamic records. later he did orchestral techno works and is by now one of the leading names in his genre. lambert is one of the rising starts of german neo-classical music. the pianoman with the mask. after 3 albums (some recorded with little help by niels frahm) he is selling out venues all over europe. together stimming x lambert created a new approach on postmodern. romantic. krauty electronica mixed with classical piano elements
despojos cósmicos (cosmic debris) is julio tornero s debut at femur. a plea in favour of dark. sullen. wretched. repetitive and miserable music. four tracks swinging between mechanical dance. decadent experimentation and a trip to that place. which was abandoned long time ago.
its the big 5! berlin. frankfurt based label house is ok is celebrating its five-year long presence and has decided to mark that period with something special labels story started with a sticker homeboy printed in his former hometown. zagreb. saying house is ok. catchy. right? it became an underground slogan of the local scene. it didnt take long for people to embrace the idea stating that its ok to be into melodic. fresh. groovy yet. at times. a bit awkward dance music.
body music lp produced by a man who needs little introduction. thomas p. heckmann has flexed his prowess across all shades of electronic music. but it’s his contributions to ebm-techno. acid. industrial. and experimental that has earned him his notoriety. heckmann has utilised 30 years worth of acquired knowledge to create a hard-hitting album which bears all the grit he is known for - harmonising analogue and digital wares to create an utterly immersive 14 track album. the triple vinyl release includes a download code. a5 art insert. sticker and is plastic wrapped.
MUSICA PARA EL FIN DE LOS CANTOS: REINTERPRETACIONES (POWDER. SUZANNE KRAFT. HATCHBACK & ZAVOLOKA MIXES) (180GR)
12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
cocktail d amore showed the breadth of their tastes when they reissued ukranian composer iury lechs 1990 album musica para el fin de los cantos last year. now the label has commissioned a raft of remixes from some label regulars. with wonderful and diverse results. powder drops her signature snaking rhythmic trysts over barreras. while -cuando rocio dispara sus flechas benefits from an abstract. ambient reworking from suzanne kraft. hatchback takes to posmeridiano with a delicate touch. all lingering 80s synth motifs in a beatless reverie. and zavoloka lays the cinematic intensity on heavy with the icy strains of ukraina.
after 20 years in the lab conny frischauf releases her debut ep for international major label. effekt und emotio“ is on point when it comes to songwriting. sound aesthetic and craftsmanship. made with a deep understanding of soundscapes and pop culture. the musical language of conny frischauf breathes a magical and melancholic vibe that transfers itself into the subconscious of the listener without any comment. full of unexpected moves and elegant references which disappear right before getting aware. music for advanced dreamers. discrete. unique. peerless and therefore a perfect match for the iml collection.
instrumental music is supposed to be asemantic and yet a rich language of rhetorical gestures has grown up around it. none of them may have a specific meaning but they easily lead the listener towards an emotion. a sensation. an embryonic story. does any of this mean that music is abstract? or does it. to the contrary. mean that music tells a story? there is no abstraction without a story. is there a story without an abstraction? the composition on this album. is it a radio play? tropa macaca = andré abel and joana da conceição check out their earlier albums. they’re just as great.
parisian underground cult-figurehead voiron is next up on glasgows craigie knowes. the 4 track voironzinor ep strikes with a ferocious blend of acid. rave and hardcore sounds with that signature voiron dusting of gabber-esque roughness. those with knowledge of 1980s french rave culture will catch the nod in the ep title too. a record of true heavy hitters.
we live in the time when rave is the word that is only used when people want to describe a fierce party or to describe colors. styles and some types of electronic music. basically. the word -rave- became sort of a metaphor. but back in the days. it was the name for the revolution. no less than that. warehouse memories was born to give a direction to that revolution. this is rave 001.
after a first ep of the year from stl. the solar phenomena label now welcomes romania’s romansoff. the raw tools label boss hails from bucharest and has also released his gritty. stripped back house and techno on creme organization and sportiv. here he offers four new tracks. with one remix from timedance man ploy completing the package.
halo epitomises romansoff’s style with its slow. heavy drums and sparse. scattered perc sounds. a lo-fi melody adds colour. while coach jacket ups the ante with busier claps and crashing hits laid over a turbulent. unsettled bassline. increasing the pressure further. graded grows manic with punchy drums. layers of fuzzy synths and bass and distant cries that are dark and unsettling. ploy flips this one into a prickly and atmospheric drum track that keeps you on edge.
dark entries is proud to release the debut album from bézier titled ‘parler musique’. bézier is taiwanese-american musician robert yang who is also part of the honey soundsystem crew. a multi-instrumentalist. robert grew up in southern california then planted his roots in san francisco in 2005. over the years in sf he has built an impressive analog synth-based studio. which also serves as the creative hub for his riveting live performances. parler musique clocks in at over 52 minutes with 8 tracks are spread across four sides for maximum loudness.
the new dutch imprint central electronics presents orlando voorn aka the stalker on the first release. orlando shows once again his talent to deliver great music in all genres. this time its an superb electro 4 racker!
following on from the recent lp on brew records. that we love so much. cologne homeslice. tbz. drops a self released casstte. beat tape business (a load on here ranging from kooked out dancehall. pickled downbeat and nobbly electronics ). very much a winner. tip!
after releases by cez and ashac. high ends returns with an ep by thomas romain and his mother. famed free jazz pianist christine wodrascka. christine’s style is wholly unique: there are no barriers for her sonic exploration. sound matter. energy. forms. architecture and emotion all play a part in shaping the style of one the most unique musicians out there. with influences such as cecile taylor. terry riley or thelonious monk. no two wodrascka performances are the same. in his own irregular style. thomas adds a sense of swing to his mother’s improvisations. this fusion of acoustic and electronic creates wholly original experimental journeys which will delight the auditory senses of those listening.
cute heels is the project of victor lenis. a contemporary electronic artist living in berlin. germany. he grew up in bogotá. columbia during the 1990s. surrounded by the radial punk scene. over the years. victor’s passion and fascination for synthesizers and drum machines to produce and compose resulted in his debut album “spiritual” for dark entries in 2014 as well as the “third skin” ep in 2016. inspired by equal parts liaisons dangereuses. drexciya and black devil disco club. cute heels connects the dots between detroit techno. early chicago house and belgium electronic body music. “state of mind” is a 4-track ep featuring the vocal talents of berlin artist aga wilk aka romance disaster on the the title track.
to celebrate the 10th anniversary of dekmantel’s goings on in the world of events. festivals. and great music. the team behind the label have been releasing a record a month featuring some of their favourite artists. as part of a ten-year anniversary series collection. featuring acts close to the label’s collective. debuts. and legacy talents the crew have always wanted to sign. the series has seen the likes of gigi masin. call super. fatima yamaha. and more. this penultimate ep. sees dekmantel debut releases by lena willikens. space dimension controller. and dutch lo-fi star betonkust and palmbomen. in addition to a special cut by bufima
the next collaborative release between freeride millenium and pauls musique is a terrific two-tracker from manchester artist joseph louis harland manning under his new alias los angeles with the 7? vinyl release artwork designed by daniel rajcsanyi as part of his ‘baby exhibition in austria. joseph louis harland manning was the drummer of the band wu lyf and is involved in projects like los porcos. the mancunian boyband menage a trois and dream lovers. under his other aliases he released on aficionado. cracki. ocean records and is it balearic? sub label u?ber as well as having made music videos for molly nilsson. here he is fine form across a pair of delicate and moving synth tracks. opener ‘lamour is a gentle cut that starts with celestial chords and wide-open expanses of synth before a buried deep groove slowly comes to the fore. breathy vocals also add to the loved-up. dreamy feel and the whole thing carries you away in a majestic reverie that shifts from ambience to new age house. the track features the artists own field recordings from the streets of berlin. twisting up sounds from the sidewalk into percussive notes that give an organic feel. the perfectly soothing second offering is ‘i wanna go to heaven is a gorgeous synth piece that suspends you in a crystal clear blue sky on a warm summers day. chords are smeared and stretched whilst angelic. wordless vocals drift by. it is the sound of a blissful passage to the afterlife and will leave you feeling cleansed.
uss is a collaborative studio project that has been active since 2014. individually. chicago native natan h has released on labels as respected as manmakemusic and finale sessions. while maltese producer owen jay has been spotted on underground quality and minuendo to name but a few. independent from their accomplished solo careers. gauss has a strong identity all of its own which taps into the immersive mood of ornate music while coming at it from a fresh direction. building on the foundations of their self-released 12- series and appearances on contrast-wax and hizou deep rooted music. the maximum entropy ep finds the duo in formidable form. from low-blowing electro drums to shimmering pads. rugged. snaking house grooves to hypnotic. metallic chords. on this record gauss have carved out a cohesive sound world that channels the spirit of classic dub techno. it s this common thread that brings the four distinct tracks together into a truly engrossing exercise in deep-diving electronic music. to celebrate this landmark release each record includes a limited edition printed insert featuring the label artwork from the 1st 25 releases cataloguing the story so
another kicks off 2018 with its first release. we are very happy to welcome kenneth scott (from the former duo moniker) who delivers a stunning 3 tracks ep with a deep electro and deep house feel. straylight feat dave aju has been remixed brillantly by the one and only kai alce. analog warm textures and efficient grooves all along this ethereal masterpiece.
pg tune presents centrifuge one - the first label compilation in a series of thematic installments. in the focus this time are moscow raised producers and live performers. sharing a fresh vision of the globally evolving dancefloor universe. new dance sound of moscow features music by philipp gorbachev. obgon. interchain. deka. dubrovsky and ushi333. artwork by artem stefanov (stfnv).
solipsism heads into new territory with this deeply hypnotic four track ep of dubbed out downtempo techno and fuzzy electro. hypnagogo ep has had support from soma records (scotland) joe muggs (mixmag. the guardian). indie rock magazine (france). is this music magazine (scotland). regal radio (scotland). relaxed machinery (australia) & many others.comparisons have been drawn with artists as diverse beaumont hannant. boards of canada and deepchord.
the first release on leipzig s ph17 is a compilation of pieces by companioned artists and promising talents which try to pass the limits of regular club music by combining its roots with experimental and weird structures. leibniz sampled his playstation sounds. ariadne created a symbiosis between opera singing and heavy electro acoustics. hobor. who is usually non-conform in his productions. experiments with loopy techno sounds which are creating their own dynamics in-between. annanan and stanley deliver breaks. lo-fi electro and wicked melodies.
straight up electrotechno from the westcoast of holland. name-dropping everybody and then some. comes in the electro rap vocal version. instrumental and a jacking motor dub. all on the new label den haag.
rebar. the duo behind the >made of concrete< label kick off their self titled label. >rebar< is meant as a space for the artists own sound explorations. aimed at putting forth releases which combines their usual style with cross-boundary composition. >rebar< releases are limited to vinyl only appearances. >rebar 1< sees a versatile three piece assortment with a seemingly common theme. field recordings make ample appearances in rebar s work and this release makes no exception: a large part of the elements were recorded in and around train stations of a famous metropolis. further info can be revealed on the flipside of the vinyl.
60 miles presents 2 more transmissions of swamp techno from john daly and frawl. aka 60 miles. not a long distance to travel for such hot shit. as always cut live straight to cassette. no sync. just pure vibe. this time you lucky listeners and deejays even get some vocals. you heard it here first. drums. jazz. techno soul. total surrender. 60 miles.
calling in the favors: marcel dettmann. roman flügel and scuba under his scb inversion disguise. take apart songs and tracks from tuff city kids debut album adoldesscent. dettmann. submisses to his new wave and em callings. keeps the song that is scared intact. but mangles it into a fast-paced pogo piece. while flügel uses his second take of rmancer (see the happy gerdy remix for reference) to push it into the k-lauer abyss. before scb inversion tones down the rockism of nordo and makes it inherently his own. to complete the picture. you get thorarium by tck themselves. a previously unreleased track that is basically a remix of a previously unreleased track
rat life is back with more unheard material from the hidden bedroom studios of east germany. one day in metropia - is a project that was active around the year 2008 - operating out of the concrete suburbs of dresden. its main focus were live appearances in the citie s underground electronic music circle. just a few signals of its enormous creative output were published on various sound carriers to this day. so it was time to release some more of this large bulk of data that has been lurking on storage devices for years. rat life s operator credit 00 is proud to be allowed to contribute a remix version to this sonic document. have a nice day in metropia!