before the explosion of the poney ep - including the hit la rock 01 - in 2001 on international deejay gigolo records, vitalic had a previous artistic life under the alias of dima. today, pascal arbez-nicolas is reactivating the dima on his own label, citizen records... also big for fans of *amphetamine* (drax ltd ii)
we are very happy to announce call supers remix package for our main artist kuniyuki. we have been talking with call super to make the release for mule for a while…then we got an idea to make remix package with him. no need for talking bla bla bla….here are first class tunes.
as we reach our 30th release on the label, animal farm is proud to present stephanie sykes’ first solo ep since 2016’s effort on prodigal son. those two years have seen her presence in the techno scene explode, with a flurry of appearances across europe - our own animal farm night in glasgow among them + residencies at tbilisi’s khidi and the infamous after hours jaded crew in london, corsica studios.
transmission incoming from mr. incognitos secret lab. rat life presents eight psycho acoustic models made by the low key east german producer. you probably never heard of him, but he is doing this thing since half an eternity. rather than playing a lot of shows he focuses on studying the craft of electronic sound manipulation and what else can be said that: he is on top of his game! he shows us that it is still possible to create sonic structures that are beyond the usual by just using classic devices such as the tr 808 rhythm composer and a tb 303 monophonic synthesizer
inits music has the rare quality of transforming bleakness into a soothing experience. in the duos new ep, wildcard, this mechanism is more intense than ever. and that might be because of the particular circumstances that surrounded its inception. two years ago, nadia dalo and benedikt frey decided to move from darmstadt to berlin. adjusting to a rough area of a big city when coming from a quiet town necessarily brings a change of perspective. for nadia and benedikt, that meant experiencing the city life as outsiders while trying to figure out what they wanted from it.wildcard is the sonic result of this process, and proof that changes always bring growth. recorded in their new home studio during winter, the six tracks on the ep are as haunting as their previous lp for hivern, but with a rawer approach and enhanced power. take cover and solver, an approximation to the kind of moody psych-techno they display in their live-shows and two of the most dance floor oriented tracks init have recorded to date. but its the title track which best expresses the mindset of this work. with its skeletal rattle and undulating synths, wildcard feels as desolate as a berlin street in a winter night, but possesses the kind of focus that turns uncertainty into hope. in a similar way, cuts such as copycat or half baked perfectly capture the sort of estrangement -daunting yet hopeful- that comes when moving into a new place, with its slow tempos mirroring the cautious pace of a foreigner and the intoxicated atmospheres calmly distilling the essence of a new environment. nadia and benedikt describe this new habitat as small kids on big bikes, eating dry instant noodles, playing with whats to find on the streets, static aircraft traffic closely over our heads and constant running engines. listening to the music that arose from it, its obvious that, once again, they&# 39,ve been able to overturn apparently hostile elements into a place were youd want to stay forever
first time lp reissue from the original 1985 master tapes on 180gr vinyl. including liner notes. on iii hymne houyoux further explores the electronic instruments he also used on planètes which results in a marvelous album that in some way connects the dots between ambient, library, cosmic and spiritual music.
channeling that classic playful braindance feel of early afx, u-ziq and fellow acid-connoissuer luke vibert, pearl river sound (real name roberto semeraro) has quietly builded up his own profile in the last 5 years with releases on r&s recordss own meda fury, further records, seagrave and x-kalay. not another average idm/breakbeat throwback tough: here prs delivers train with no name, a 6-tracker of razor-like rephlexian science, taking inspiration from his ambivalent work with laptop & old hardware machines, yet, the magic lays down in arrangements and spaces, builded around jacking bassline swings and detuned, lush pads all melted together in powerful u-turn rhythms and genius sampling, from the moody opener elek41 to the demented vocals of cccc2 and mr continue or the straight-up acid of mono sequencer bass. occasional walls of white noise and distorted tones emerge in train 2, possibly his most tense track ever but also one that reveals new sonic solutions for a forthcoming full length that should see the light anytime next year on the label. sharing the same sensibility of fellow roman institutions like lory d or leo anibaldi to keep the acid legacy of the city alive, mixed up is proud to start a new beginning with this release. full sleeved and cut at 45.
there smokes and whistles in zenker’s machine jungle. the best loved and best known brothers of the techno scene are causing a multi-layered schwirbler, which is likely to destroy many dancefloor lasting for years. jelly3000 are essika and andreas damaschun. “wave a wand” is lashed forward by a powerful-impulsive arp, while synths and piano dances light-footed about it and spreads a sustained mood. kessel vale has recently caused quite a stir with two eps on tanstaafl planets and rhythm nation. “stroke” should further expand its reputation as an idiosyncratic excellent producer with a penchant for the playful. steril – that artist you may know from international deejay gigolo records, erkrankung durch musik, schamoni musik, lasergun and müller records…oldschool.
aer recent reflections on kosmische sonics and so focus synthesis, origin peoples latest release is an in-depth exploration of our universal dance floor grammar from italian producer whodamanny. a key member of naples cosmic funk contemporaries, raaele has put his psychedelic stamp on periodica and gravi grati, both in solo mode and as a member of the notorious mystic jungle tribe.
ahus debut album from 2017, nord dream, was something of an overlooked gem from that year, but its musical palette of dubwise techno and ambient sounds caught the ears and enthusiasm of many. danny clancy was one such admirer, and in turn brings ahus sophisticated sounds to his dichotomy records label for the ‘atlas ep.
circle of live is a brand new, live act only event series concept and record label curated by sebastian mullaert to honour the values of spontaneity and improvisation. for the inaugural release on the new circle of live imprint, sebastian mullaert presents a joint ep with long time collaborator eitan reiter. the duo previously met on the 2014 album reflections of nothingness, (mule musiq) borne out of a week long jam spent together at sebastians tranquil rostanga studio. following the albums release, they arranged two live shows at ozora festival in hungary.
the maghreban returns to r&s for a new single following his dark debut album 01deas, perhaps with an icier sound. monster vip is a reworking of a double time rap track from the maghrebans strange u side project he added breaks and rolled it out. end level bosses lurk. beware of the monster. rave navel-gazing back to his roots: his first ever release was a jungle 12inch in 1994. early support from ben ufo. on the flip, batu (timedance/xl) offers up crisp percussion and ominous sound design in his energetic 140 remix of album opener eddies. then the ep is closes out with carpet bombing, the title of which references the producer adding more and more notes to the main percussive motif as it builds and builds.
te records presents on this beautiful 12” picture disc collection six tracks of electro-pop music, yet all songs sound different from the other. smea, who has produced the music, has invited six vocalists from gothenburg (including himself) to put lyrics on top of each track. the result is synth, dark wave, techno, break beat, electro boogie sounding coolness!
le matin, always rare and uncategorised, following the reissue of his early synthwavepop tunes on poussiere depoque and a track on the good lena wilikens dekmantel selectors 005 comp, this new ep on lost dogs ent. let you hear some of his last works. expect an ultra-cold-minimal-electro riddim, a less-mental-nearly-good-for-the-dancefloor tune with depitched haunted r&b vocals, an analog and bassy arpeggio ride on the flip side, oh my god! this is the peak-time-for-weirdo-nearly-techno tune, a blast, only for craziest djs that like broken-frustrated-uncomfortable dandefloors and to finish this well balanced 5 trackers: the are you depressed that much? its the 10th time youre listening to this ost of a dying world, this wont get any better but at least this is good music! tune. le matin is a good kept secret that prefer to take care of his kids than to travel the world of nightclubbing with drunk teens (ok thats how it is in france, that looks better in some other countries), but sometime you can hear his music on decks of some wise people and djs like call super, lena wilikens, house of traps, charles drakeford, jon k, bergsonist, body motion
with sincere excitement có,,,meme is now delivering katerinas very first ep to planet earth: just when you thought it was over. katerina from helsinki - finland via sofia - bulgaria is a passionate music lover, a skillful dj, an imaginative music maker and an emotional and hyper sensitive artist. she produces music that is essential and timeless, tracks that feel necessary in your life once they have entered it. katerina has already contributed to the ever growing, always radical and forward thinking catalogue of the có,,,meme music collective, with tracks on the compilations solidarity forever vol. 1 and 3. she also hosts a show on radio có,,,meme called radio emotsiya, in which she generously shares her broad musical knowledge and her very particular musical obsessions, for instance her steady – and in our opinion very understandable - veneration of dj quik. and yes, her music breathes the emotionality of hip hop, the sensitivity of well placed, swinging beats, and that steady survival mode, that essential melancholy in dance music: where melodies tell about love and longing, and rhythms help you to keep going on.just when you thought it was over, here we go again, its another day on planet emotsiya, from where katerina sends us reports about her adventures, always sided by her already legendary white cat nopo
schwarzes 12 inch vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen in bedruckter kastentasche (4 tracks), inkl. download-code (5 tracks) ... die -collapse ep- ist aphex twins erste neue arbeit seit der -cheetah ep- aus 2016. das klangbild aus hyper-editierter electronica, durchsetzt mit seinem typischen acid-sound, spuren von footwork und schwerem bassbrummen zeigt den zwilling von seiner modernsten seite seit seinem meisterwerk -syro- (oder vielleicht auch seit -druqs-). parallel mit der offiziellen ankündigung erschien auch ein atemberaubender videoclip seines langjährigen kollaborateurs weirdcore zum opener -t69 collapse-
next on noorden is white afghani with his debut release »kaleidoscope ep«. the up-and-coming producer from cologne drops a dancefloor focussed five tracker between leftfield flavoured breakbeat and ambient leaning big room techno.
from the mind of the prolific genius legowelt (under the alias rising sun systems) comes this amazing space ambient longplayer. originally released digital-only in 2015, the album finally comes to vinyl with 11 tracks spread over two discs of musical tranquility in a picture cover, featuring brand new artwork by legowelt himself! using special quantum frequencies, this release will alter your brainwaves to make you a smarter and better human being. limited edition of 300 copies!
klorex 55 has moved his base to hawaiian latitudes where he hangs out with the king himself. they have been seen in a brand new cadillac each other day crusin around. these songs where made in-between filling up gasoline. pure electro car love songs.
fresh from starting his own label insult to injury, timothy clerkin returns to ransom note records with the knife edge heart ep. three tracks of stirring techno for dark basements and warm hearts. timothy is a very interesting man, but hes also the sort of person whod rather let his music do the talking, so well move on swiftly. the mvp here is knife edge heart, an unabashed pop song whose shimmering exterior is cut through with flashes of steely darkness. frequent collaborator natalie reiss’ glacial voice is held at the perfect level of remove, while timothy allows his love of shoegaze to blossom with a guitar line that seems to extend like a ladder to the stars. with you bridges timothys opposing impulses, balancing sparkling synths and a celestial vocal sample with churning low-end, while divisive is paranoid warehouse techno at its very best. with his debut solo album out soon on phantasy, gabe gurnsey of factory floor stops by for a lurching, seasick remix of knife edge heart that sounds like the onset of the robot apocalypse weve all been promised for so long. after cutting his teeth as one half of eskimo twins, timothy launched his solo career in 2014 under the now-retired heretic moniker. hes since released on labels including throne of blood, hard fist and days of being wild. timothys last release on rsn was the serenade ep, which brought us plenty of special moments last year - most memorably andrew weatherall closing out his houghton quarry set with execute. heres to many more this summer and beyond.
the global skywatch family have been discovering evidence of geoengineering on a scale never before seen and have decided to take a stand. for the foreseeable future we will be releasing audio recordings painstakingly designed to protect your mind and body from government control. we understand the risks involved in doing so. if you don’t hear from us for an extended period, know we have most likely been taken, and continue fighting the good fight in our place. may this first offering bring you peace from the madness of the modern world.
AND THE LIGHT BEAMS WILL GUIDE THE WAY (2LP, VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl NL14.09.18
after two years unearth noise returns with a second dosage on lfi. and the light beams will guide the way arrives as a double lp with one disc from unearth noise and the other from his collaboration with vocalist myrh, together they are dreamspeak. unearth noises solo works delve into familiar territory. at times reminiscent of his debut on the label -prayer and resonance his signature, dense and mesmerizing sound world develops on this second outing, harnessing a frenetic energy that dissolves like devil dust. dreamspeak create a transcendental experience that beguiles listeners one that is equally as haunting as it is enchanting
jack roland pulls apart the control mechanisms of the club environment and the way this living and breathing installation can be a tool of elevation or suppression. using club sounds as instruments for this idea, control / applications is a split release born out of amsterdam s warehouse scene, fusing together electro matrix rhythms, idm, with warped hums and breaks used by dancers and performers heading up the rave. with a track on our future works iii comp last year, this is his debut record on the label: a release challenging superstructures buried among the sweat particles of the floor.
one of firecrackers founding fathers returns once more, this time shoving two fingers up to current dj conventions smashing out a 150 bpm electrofunk hybrid. on the flip, two deeper cuts traversing ambient wormholes and reflecting that classic linkwood sound. ultimately, a miscellany of unique, syncopated weirdo sounds, barely orbiting the outer regions of dance music or, depending on how you look at it, three timeless cuts designed for the dance floor, the sofa and all points in bethween.
07042016 (LIVE AT ST.PAULS ANGLICAN CHURCH, ATHENS)(LP)
12" Vinyl UK13.09.18
07042016 (live at st.paul s anglican church, athens) is the debut album of modal analysis, brought by the greek experimental band of mmmd (also known as mohammad). nikos veliotis and ilios are currently performing as the mmmd duo, with further focus on deep monolithic sounds, low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures, and distant folk nuances through custom made instruments (cello & electronic bass) and software. the release carries parts of the mmmd live performance at st.pauls anglican church in athens, recorded on the 7th of april 2016. the concert was hosted by fasma festival, on the opening day of its 2016 edition.
the secret seapony debut ep with 4 pieces of varied cuts. joined by hillevag dwellers: afrahis jj, tom ace & ulli. introduced with scattered morse codes pumped into deep turquoise oceans from the acidic dubmarine. chiming lost triangles of bermuda-trance w/ solid squared tb 303-bubbles and deep ms10 waves. b-side greets nature with an uplifting melodic percussion session lead by jjs solid dxing and playful muranidaes. last cut comes with full blesselse and merges into a bliss trip w/ tom ace & ulli. norwegian seapony power!
tech-droppers fronts a coil of six acidic, harmonizing, well programmed, whizzing and straight to the bone dance punchers. the string of snappy snares, rainy cymbals, steps of cuts & drops, as well as the sequenced balance of high flying chords, rolling rhythms and solidly sectioned stabs keeps all tracks absolutely straight to the point.
the first release on standards & practices since the widely acclaimed remixes of talker’s “battle standards” ep (by surgeon / regis / broken english club) from late last year, “live from frankfurter strasse” represents the first recorded collaborative effort from jonathan krohn (stave, also 1/2 of talker) and jan grebenstein (downwards, horo).
limited edition on white vinyl.
rough and ready machine tracks from brazilian producer/december collaborator innsyter (la club resource). cyn002 picks up where coletivo vandalismo left off, channeling that same wild, diy bedroom studio spirit across nine individual recordings. opening with sprawling synth motifs fighting against a steady rhythm track, desintegrado sounds like an industrial dub punk trying to channel early cluster or moebius and strangely succeeding. the rest of the lp treats us to vaguely drexciyan, subaquatic electro (bries) and twisted lo-fi minimalism with bonus eerie monologue samples (superficial love). the one recurring theme on magnetic healing is innsyter s clear love for mournful, post-punk inspired melodies. it comes across loud and clear on almost every track yet never sounds tired. things eventually draw to a close with the hopelessly romantic new wave instrumental forest shaman - a short ballad for all those weary-eyed party-goers who stuck around til the sun came up!
the first release on standards & practices since the widely acclaimed remixes of talker’s “battle standards” ep (by surgeon / regis / broken english club) from late last year, “live from frankfurter strasse” represents the first recorded collaborative effort from jonathan krohn (stave, also 1/2 of talker) and jan grebenstein (downwards, horo).
standard edition on black vinyl.
the man, the myth, the legend, back in the 80s jesse rae, along with roger troutman and bernie worrell, was part of the p-funk movement that was hugely influential to detroit’s early electronic experiments. lesser known is that the enigmatic scot-funk warrior later produced underground electronic tracks in the 90s. the inaugural release on glasgow label southside shufflers presents two of jesses shufflers on vinyl for the first time on the global 95 ep- a sampler from his pioneering 1995 album compression. ever the innovator, jesse recorded the album collaboratively using live isdn technology spanning three continents, with the resultant tracks fusing african, us electro-funk and old scots influences. 23 years later, jesse’s under the radar shufflers sound more relevant than ever. southside shufflers are a record label and sports collective based in glasgow with outposts in london and amsterdam. sss aint no half steppin!
jude greenaway joins analogical force with e.oneseven ep . some might already know scanone from past releases on combat recordings and yellow machines. intricate breakbeat treatments with crisp electronica melodic edits, twisted future hardcore and london-bred basslines...the sound of scanone in 2018. on the b-side the conner brothers reappear after a long silence as bitstream, to twist re-turn into the darker dystopian side. fans of solid underground music take note
gost zvuk continues its journey to the depth of today s russia experimental music scene with the debut ep from infx, yet another emerging artist from country s capital moscow. young muscovite prefers to work on the margins of popular electronic music genres, using the complex broken rhythmical architecture to create his own kind of introverted club tracks for highly observant and thoughtful listeners. the resulting music is an ever-changing, multifaceted and polychromatic living organism with a constantly mutating structure — a truly unique piece of art that should not be overlooked.
bucharest duo vinyl speed adjust return to visionquest. four tracks of the crystal structure/vsa bossmens signatur grooves, back & forth builds on the introspective motion and reputation of their previous visionquest eps retro and carpe diem: off & on is a tight weave of heavy atmospheres and swelling basslines, blue notes takes us up a gear thanks to a bassline that bumps with authority and a maze of rhythmic layers. deeper again we hit two more mystic moments: noek is deep, direct and driving while late shuffle flips the coin for a smouldering farewell. like all vinyl speed adjust eps it leaves you wanting more.
an absolute neck twister that majestically blends acid house, uk bleeps & west coast style hip-hop with refined, delicate & grimey production techniques. it s a smile & groove attracting cross-over fit for house/techno as well as r n b/hip-hop floors. b-side takes the tempo up, electro-fying & advancing beat programming, while portioning dark, well harmonizing & climaxing sections of melodies. simply an ace & elegant sex tags mania power move.
KRATAL / DEVICE C (INCL. DJ SOTOFETT S 808 CLUB MIX)
12" Vinyl D07.09.18
from the on_ series where unconventional, hard edged, experimental and archival club cuts get s re-presented, remixed and highlighted. laton outs russian newcomer ectro usic with a slamming, gritty & heavy duty electro/techno full side. flip carries dj sotofett s broken but strobicly steady club mix of – austrian inventor & synth specialist – a.burger s -device c- which in original suit has been released by craft records (1996) and laton (1999). a proper zone out.
kump is delighted to release the first ep by hlm38 (ou hlm38’s first ep), the naughty half of duo ricco and member of the notte brigante crew from lyon. the three original tracks, a mix of ethnic looting and industrial racket in slow motion, feel like steel wrapped in turkish delight. front de cadeaux’s take on “illicite cong” is reminiscent of an erotic rave flavoured with oriental spices. last but not least, kris baha slices up “exit” like a tablier de sapeur (local lyonnais dish) served on a julienne of syncopated samples and noisy beats.
nikolajev hits hard with his new 12 inch release retta on päästevest. tallinn lekker club co-founder robert nikolajev channels raw grit and pulsating energy in retta (dance mix). the flip side houses an internal dialogue of unnerving tension. limited 300 press. all tracks produced by robert nikolajev. mastered by alex gordon. pressed at deepgrooves.
from uvb-76 music’s fractal personnel rises karim maas. a familiar face behind a new mask, maas, one of the sonic panjandrums at the core of the labels sound submits an aural experience that bleeds between genre and tone with striking ease, negotiating a through line that is hard to pin down in any moment before it shifts again. a stunning ep that remains true to uvb-76 music’s core tenants. four absolute steamers and a huren remix for good measure.
“territory iii” should have been the next release on tÉnÈbre’s self-titled artist label. however, as soon as the promo landed, the cassette library went on a shameless beg, borrow or steal mission and we are now proud to present wncl032 – a mind-blowing 4 track ep that successfully blends bass, breaks and techno, peppered with tastefully positioned ambient twists in just the right measure.
one of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. we lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. through the fog of the mind we can get a glimpse of a world beyond our day to day realities that sometimes is able to show us deeper truths than those we face in awake states. roger is one of those lucid pioneers that is able to translate these experiences into sound. let him guide you through these wondrous clouds. were very happy to welcome dutch-born german-raised roger van lunteren on sohaso for the first time. his rosa dos ventos ep is a four-track story that oozes retro vibes and nostalgia for a past that never seems to have existed. utilizing raw 80’s analog synths and humanoid acid lines he sets atmospheres that remind of lynchian dreamscapes. vanish starts out with an emotional chord sequence, as you enter the fluid world of the subconscious. a gnarly bassline welcomes your arrival and lets you know things here aren’t exactly what they seem. journeying on through seemingly dark areas, it ends with a hopeful melody and the bass softens as you start feeling weightless. uncontacted uses choral pads and two intertwining 303 sequences as a way of communicating between the different dimensions. aroy dee remixing vanish is like taking a psychotropic liquid, adding more drive to the original while retaining the emotive synth patterns. sleepless is rogers hardest cut on the record, again providing directly plugged in 303 goodness and stomping beats. it rounds off a balanced ep with plenty of introspective dance material.
metalurgic funk vol. 2 takes a short leap from vol. 1, with all 4 cuts based around solid tonks of straight forward techno. cutting 909-hat s, tunnel-visioning and simple but detailed slings of futuristic synths thread the whole record together. pretention is left aside for upfrontness and most advanced interpretation of these looped bangers are left to happen in the listeners head while segueing into the core of techno.
double record set / 180g axis audiophile series / color gatefold jacket. most tracks on this release were recorded in one-take recordings to capture the moment, which is a vital element to what makes spiral deluxe so unique. let it go was composed by spiral deluxe and features even more masterful artistry of the likes of veteran vocalist tanya michelle, with the mix production of the one and only detroit native producer and dj terrence parker
david vunk is on the roll as a dj but also he lives the true spirt studio life in his atomic bunker downtown rotterdam city. his newest work is a 12 inch on his own imprint sublabel moustache techno series called omega strap ep. the a1 track shadow police is a pumping tr-808 distorted beat with oldskool 90-ies acid and with a dark obscure men voice in it, underground feel. a2 pillensmoel is a pumping electro techno track with acidfunk, crashing snare drums and a dutch porn female voice live recording. b1 track is titled come to the house a funky acid track with paranoid girl shout, some classic house samples and flanged hi hats. the last track is called no winners no losers techno with a rolling bassline, a machine kickdrum topped with deep synths. picture sleeve design by meinhard, mastered by rude 66, cutted by uncle lex. dont play this if you are under 18.
butterflies is a 12 ep compilation (1983-2016) by the amsterdam based label top tape (founded 1986). on this release of 500 copies on yellow vinyl you find old and new work, old and young artists, like the talented parrish smith. there is also a great restauration by dunkeltier. the album has been remastered with care by rude 66.
following their debut release last year, new imprint union present their second offering, this time from label cofounder royal sun. royal sun takes the reins with a four track ep geared towards those with left-leaning tastes, blurring the boundaries between minimal, ambient and techno. un-002 is a perfectly crafted combination of techno offcuts, pulsating drum kicks and obscure synth sounds.
polaroid were an italian post-punk/new wave band, formed in turin in 1981. the original lineup of the band consisted of marcello zavatto (voice, guitar), massimo vagnarelli (bass, drum-machine), evandro fornasier (guitar), claudio vagnarelli (synthersizer) and marco farano (drums). polaroid made their debut with the cassette 6-track ep
mindshift records is proud to present trouble12, homan square, by area featuring remix appearances by murdoc and drmlgcc, culminating in a stellar release pressed on limited-edition vinyl, out of continued respect for the vinyl medium. the release begins with dark days, a strong cut with deep kicks, hard claps, and solid basslines all combined to create a euphoric experience for both listeners and dancers. up next, a remix of alta by murdoc brings us to the next level with pulsating bass, haunting vocals and crafty syth-work, sure to please closing out the a-side very nicely. opening the b-side, we have drmlgccs remix of dark days, a bass-heavy rendition of the original, featuring unique synth pads, great percussion, and rhythmic pauses throughout the progression of the track. concluding the release is the original mix of alta, a unique composition returning us full circle and closing out the ep homan square.
space-electronic beats from saint petersburg. please welcome lyosha nocow. dope! cryovac recordings is proud to release its 20th edition on random colored vinyl. cryovac is a gathering of minds that work together to create a physical record of their sound in this time. we go our own way in production and arrangement for our personal vision to endure. our goal is to add a new layer to the detroit soundscape. d.j. roach is a techno activist with a rhythm agenda of percussive techno. his banging and clanging romps rock through breakdowns and back again. conga and claps work together to form a shaky funk. what is needed for a healthy dancefloor. a.garcia s subtle drone rides waves of synth in an offering of minimal ease. his moody atmosphere turns tone in soulful harmony, while simple drumming builds to a nonchalant bop. the rise and fall of the elements allow you to examine the track on all sides. garcia smoothes out an early morning gem that is taylormade for a smoke.
the pulse projects is the moniker of albert van abbes electro-focused venture. his forthcoming release on patron records leans heavily on the gritty and murky sound that we know from the versed producer/dj, who has been around for quite some time now. soon to be is a forceful four-track ep that includes a lot of weighty patterns, compelling soundscapes and some wobbly acid-flecked grooves. but most of all, the ep demonstrates how effective, yet meaningful distorted kicks and breakbeats can be.
mirror box is the solo analog synth project of dallas musician sean kirkpatrick. with an extensive resume that includes keyboard duties for kill rock stars 00s noise rock band the paper chase as well as his concurrent projects, dark post-punk-synth-rockers nervous curtains and darkwave duo little beards, mirror box is kirkpatricks first foray into the purely electronic realm. blending together elements of giallo moodiness, dub texture, techno propulsion, a passing nod to your favorite wave music, and a flare for the kosmiche, mirror box debut release, minimal compliance ep, is a tour de force of the veteran musicians exploration of a wide range of influences and experience. released by dallas-based gavin guthrie (tx connect)’s tru (texas recordings underground), the 5-track ep kicks off with the immediately-gripping title track. a huge mid-tempo 808 beat drives the menacing moog bass while cosmic synths explore the skies over gritty, urban terrain. the body, grounded by its stuttering and singular bass line, is an expansive reworking of a track from little beards debut album which features nan kirkpatrick on the release’s only vocal appearance. side a closes with destabilized agent, a retro-futurist dream that effortlessly voyages from sagans cosmos to a melodic minimal wave refrain. while the first sides lush synthesizers and sophisticated syncopation are somewhat of a departure for tru, a label that has so far defined itself by bringing the electronic sounds of texas underground warehouse scene to dance floors across the sea, the flip side of the record is where the four hits the floor. grifter react opens with a hard kick and electro zaps, letting the rhythm take the lead until a distorted bass finally enters to provide the hook. minimal compliance ep finale, critical blitz, weaves together all of mirror box finer elements into a concise mission statement
the sun has set and above us track pant clouds are draining our imagination. the beach pebbles blossom in the glory of our denim world. can you see where this is going? indeed. jeans don t fuck with the levis, because garage house is back and the summer is tickling our toes. susans getting it going with her sixth instalment and always remember friends: whos susan?
the first one was already a success... and its successor promises just to be the same: new hot stuff from the city of dusseldorf. once again, versatility is key, with two dreamy yet energetic ravers by dj normal 4 + 4boom & aki aki and one downtempo chugger by kaschiel. get familiar!
third roots united ep called “kisko kisko” comes from one of the finest electro producers from finland, mesak (tatu metsatahti), who is also known from his legendary projects like mr velcro fastener and harmonia skweee label.
this 4-tracker features another finnish underground hero mono junk (vocals on b2 track) and includes a real ghetto-remix by grand master dj overdose straight outta the hague.
all of these tracks were produced in 2018 especially for roots united in a true hardware style.
"texas-based electronic music producer phillip washington aka cygnus was on bit of a hiatus since his phenomenal -cosmos- long play on fundamental records, released near the end of 2016. with this ep, titled -ne0 ge0-, he s breaking the silence and we re extremely happy to see it happening through barba imprint. the record consists of 4 cuts; -zone shifting-, -vertexing-, -ne0-ge0- and -astronoot- which all share common qualities of his previous work - deep, spacey, richly textured and really well crafted. -zone shifting- is what electro in 2018 should sound like. deep, emotional and futuristic but well grounded in the human condition through the vocal line which seems to haunt from the distance. -vertexing- is a slightly more paced, moodier affair with slow enveloping vangelis-esque synth lines bleeding all over traditional electro sounding beat. however, in this case that s exactly what s needed. title track, -ne0-ge0- is the first one on the flip side and the busiest one. creasing of multiple synth lines and pads is done in such an expertly elegant manner that you just can t resist but play it loud on a big soundsystem and see what it does to the dancefloor. and finally, record closes with -astronoot-, and as b2 tracks usually are - it s the deepest of them all, reserved for those heady moments when you need something to bring the magic to the next level."
after their histoire d une ame ep in 2017, peine perdue returns to electronic emergencies with a full album. tokyo en morceaux contains 11 new tracks by the avant-garde acid wave duo residing in paris and berlin. tokyo en morceaux takes you on a dazzling joyride through the streets of the metropolis, high on devotion, deception, delirium and many other intense emotions that echo between the skyscrapers, trying not to get lost in translation.
following on from 2017s experimentally-focused ep, nucleus axon finds phantasy regular ghost culture return with an urgent, pristine slice of club euphoria, backed by a standout remix from legowelt. the original version of axon powers ahead with a supremely physical bassline and a ghostly atmosphere that s slathered with atmospheric choral touches, contrasted by punching, powerful drums. each perfectly tuned element weaves a seriously impressive spell of charismatic, contemporary electro. axons original form is then driven underground and transformed into something truly psychedelic at the hands of legendary producer and synth legend, legowelt. coaxing out one of his distinctive acid lines, the hague resident unravels a heady, hazy atmosphere of creeping euphoria amid a spectral, twilight groove.
vague output is a party, collective, and label out of baltimore that opposes any teleogical understanding of underground electronic music. the label debuts with a perfect collection of ebm, italo, synthwave, and proto-techno from veleno viola label head francesco baudazzi s alter egos violet poison, bakunin commando, and diana berti.
the first release on the newly established greyhound days imprint comes from christian kroupa alias alleged witches, hailing from slovenia, who proved his skills and innovation as a participant at the red bull music academy in 2014.
DER AUFSTAND (VINYL ONLY / INCL. STICKER AND ARTPRINT)
12" Vinyl (sticker / a D31.08.18
200 copies worldwide, hand numbered, no repress, vinyl only! detroit and ur influenced electro made by a completely unknown source out of nowhere. die gestalten! no promotion, no digital, no social media, no faces, no games! includes sticker and artprint. die gestalten!
dusty grooves from the dunes of scheveningen! inspired by myth, legend and scifi, legowelt conjures up four ancient mysticism and space odyssey themed tracks that will take you on another journey through psychedelic space and paranormal rituals
respuesta alternativa or the alternative response was the project of spanish musician jesus ma catalan, created with the help of julian c. perez. as the title implies the music was generated in response to traditional music notions of the time, and reflects how jesus ma catalan would challenge these traditional ideals using a fusion of styles and his unique vision. jesus laid out his synths and drum machines, while other musicians played traditional instruments over the top. this unique approach worked to create atmospheric tracks capturing simple themes, with each influence being carefully thought of in the joint result. as he explains each instrument weaves independently throughout a passage in a curious game where the listeners attention goes from focusing on a keyboard, guitar to bass or percussion. previously only released on a cassette album in spain, left ear have polished 5 choice cuts for a 2018 12inch.
touch from a distance is the new label of former ostgut ton manager nick ho¨ppner – desert sound colony is one of the breakthrough artists 2018 from the uk not only offering both live and dj sets, but also running his own label holding hands – touch from a distance will predominantly feature fresh talent from around the globe reflecting nick ho¨ppner s eclectic taste
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus. b-stock - covers are with a kink / crincle
music from memory return with a further six tracks from dutch musician richenel. continuing with recordings taken from his debut album la diferencia, originally released in 1982 on the cult amsterdam cassette only label fetisj, the tracks on music from memorys second ep perfect stranger includes alternate takes drawn from richenel’s personal copy of the album alongside a further composition which didnt make it onto the original fetisj cassette.
plazmot are yovav (known for his past productions on malka tuti and correspondant records as well as being part of the infamous shame on us trio) & assaf bloom, another upcoming talent from the city that doesn’t want to sleep - tel aviv. with their debut release plazmot brings forward 2 very different tracks, showing the versatility in their productions (and amazing live shows!).
REJUVENATE (FEAT. DENAI MOORE, SHUNGUDZO, SARAH WILLIAMS WHITE)
12" Vinyl UK31.08.18
as the title suggests, rejuvenate marks a rebirth for south london musician paul white. abandoning sampling altogether, white wrote, played and produced all of rejuvenate s music himself, and the result is an album of playful, psychedelic pop.
echodroides is a collaboration between chicago natives frank de la mora & miguel martin. their sound can be described as a trip through space with analog synthesizers and drum machines. they came together in 2011 first working on remixes then shortly after decided to work on original material. their music has been featured in tv shows, movies, promotional videos from peugeot, fashion labels and the ubisoft video game, watch dogs. for this special and limited release they re-created a track from 80s us studio project, experimental products, - paying tribute to -glowing in the dark- original and an instrumental. (words from the artists) experimental products has always been a massive influence on us from the very 1st time we heard them back in the 80s. glowing in the dark, in particular changed everything for us. mark wilde and michael gross were way ahead of their time. we wanted to pay tribute to them by re-creating this song from scratch.
last years (2017) edition of convenanza festival featured swedish band fontan, who have released material on hoga nord rekords, and that set the ground for a collaboration between the record label and one of the most interesting festivals around. the joint forces has resulted in the compilation album convenanza 2018 containing this years (2018) acts.
fans of electro’s big hitter djs such as helena hauff, dave clarke, umek, maceo plex, and umwelt won’t have escaped the sonic assaults of dutch artist rxmode and his fellow transhumanism collective members, w1b0, slaves of sinus, tfhats.
rxmode’s last ep cerberus was very much the ep he’d been building up to since his debut on bass agenda recordings back in 2015, dark, sinister, heavy, and distinctive.
one of the tracks from that ep, degraded, gets the remix treatment from the other transhumanism members on this, the third vinyl release the collective have put out.
9th release from umx, with 3 banging electro tracks, on side a 2 dark electro tracks from rise black, on side b a long dark and melodic electro track from paulus8. all 3 tracks are a delight to put through your speakers, get this one for your collection
!! repress !! the second album on ilian tape comes again out of munich city. skee mask doesnt spend a day without making music and the dedication, attention to detail and architectural approach really make this album an absolute trip to listen to. its the sound of a peaceful and energetic place. its smoky and cosy. its where skee mask spends most of his time. he lives for the music and we are really happy that this freak became a core member of the ilian tape family. this album is made for true lovers and hustlers. turn it up loud!