a newcomer on the label’s lineups. mary delivers a distinctive balancing act between bleepy ambient listening and free thinking. heart-rending. dancefloor material. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. it’s music that seems to have fallen out of time. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. its music that seems to have fallen out of time.
exit safe mode. a project by the visionary margus lö...ve. establishing himself in estonian technoid music. has converged its sonic baggage into the newly released debut album immerse. the spheres created and recorded during 2008-2017 are travelling in ambient landscapes. while deserving to be called genuine contemporary music for its clarity of thought and musical focus. these eight themes are reminiscent of the dubstep-ish flows of lö...ve’s earlier projects l-ow and 1derl& that are giving way to more idiosyncratic lines. the depth of sound manipulations allows one to discover tones of life in the synthetic analog worlds and provides a body-forsaking sideview to the interpretations of stringed instruments. the created sonorous state of immerse serves as an introduction to more rhythmic future affairs of exit safe mode
tomahawk’s fourth release finally lands with the debut ep of german talent jurchen. highly influenced by 80’s rough electro. house. jackin’ and techno sounds. this raucous 4-tracker launches us on a breakneck journey into interstellar space.
after last year s stellar ep on l.i.e.s. records. veteran. brooklyn-based producer and dj jake reif (savage hymn. upsetting keys) continues to make waves with his device control brand. the first side of the new ep2 begins with silhouettes: a robotic. techno-funk work out with a nasty kick drum. swirling modular sounds and a timothy leary inspired vocoded vocal. an instrumental version has been included for selectors who prefer tracks to songs. on the flip. joystuck continues the aural assault with a slightly more stripped-back approach. hard-hitting metallic percussion and screaming. alien-esque synth bleeps are all that s necessary here to decimate a dance-floor. finally. divisive rounds out the ep with a stomping vengeance. its jacking claps and dissonant harmonics have been carefully designed to deliver a sonic gut-punch. taking no prisoners when played on a club system
weve been big fans of general ludd from the start and are delighted to finally release something from them. these three tracks were made specifically to be played live during their panorama bar debut and it s pretty easy to imagine them rocking the joint! superb dark and trippy groovers destined to go straight in the bag of craig richards and ricardo.
when we started the bunker new york label in 2014 there was a short list of artists whose music we knew that we wanted to get out into the world. lori napoleon. aka antenes. was high up on that list. although at the time the brooklyn-based chicago native had yet to release her recorded music at all. five years on. after acclaimed records on l.i.e.s. and silent season. residencies at issue project room and bell labs plus a busy global touring schedule as both a dj and live performer. we are proud and excited to present loris ante meridiem ep under her antemeridian production moniker. she tells us that the antemeridian project is a special outlet for her more melodic synthesizer compositions and the name antemeridian refers to morning light and the meridian lines of the planet. the view you would have from above if you were already in the sky/space/seeing the atmosphere also from a great distance.
3 years on. and after their first critically acclaimed album on versatile. five steps (aka jonathan fitoussi and clemens hourrière). who have been likened to the godfathers of the synthesizer genre (think suzanne cianni. françois bayle or morton subotnik and you re almost there!) are back with espaces timbrés a brand new episode in their exploration of the legendary modular synthesizer - the buchla. specially crafted for versatile records. after 2 years of tireless work. ever pushing and furthering their musical research. fitoussi and hourrière reveal to us new territories. textures. sounds and feelings to explore with the help of the equally legendary i:cube on mixing duties to add even more sonic reflections and mixing desk wizardry. this one s a hyper-jump into the future made possible through a machine from the past. giving birth to those most captivating of electronic mantras... dive in. the water s warm!
preorder only! inhalt: 5 lp-vinyle als retrospektiver Überblick über holgers soloarbeitenen und -kollaborationen. inklusive sehr rarem und unveröffentlichtem material. darunter holgers erste. bislang unveröffentlichte komposition fürs radio. ein 36-seitiges booklet mit linernotes und teils unveröffentlichten fotos (u.a. von anton corbijn). eine dvd mit dem video-musical krieg der töne. das 1988 im rahmen der zdf-redaktion das kleine fernsehspiel erstmals ausgestrahlt wurde und hier exklusiv erhältlich ist. eine exklusive videovinyl 7inch dessen videoinhalt per plattenspieler-decoder auf einem fernsehgerät übertragen werden kann.
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.
from another analogue basement. amidst paranoid conspiracy theories and wild youtube truths. the heat of a tr-808 and juno-60. and dreams of forgotten utopias. comes the first secret state ep. an attempt to rise above the all pervasive. vacuous. decaying culture.
core family member and crisis founder imre kiss returns to the lobster fray with a deep. riveting and emotive ep for sub-label mörk. infused with the emotional energy of his previous outings whilst plunging into a wormhole of london-centric sonic references. strangers is imre at his most potent and signals a striking return for the budapest producer.
people you may know is the alias of phran and ylia when they work together. both share a love of experimentation in dance music and improvisation in the creative process. they use drum machines. synthesisers and all kinds of pedals to arrive at the intersection of humour. psychedelia and the most hedonistic dance.
located in toronto. forth is a collective of individuals who care deeply about music and its community. having started out throwing diy style raves. they soon became inspired by the city’s hunger for self-expression and the need for a local space that could offer artists a platform for their vision.
with this in mind. the crew present their debut release forth vol. 1 a six-track compilation of some of toronto’s finest talent. calling upon friends and colleagues who represent the diverse underground electronic scene. the compilation features club focused material from ciel (peach discs. diswoman). gingy (clone/royal oak. it’s not u it’s me). r (opal tapes. jericho one). kontravoid (cititrax. fliesch). hadi (forth). and joel eel (forth. x-img).
one time pressing of 500 copies
made in the designers republic
mastered by beau thomas at ten eight seven
nkisi loads up a four-track cartridge of blistering hardstep gabba/techno for arcola with the dark orchestra. with previous physical releases being cut across a near impossible to find whitelabel 12” for mw and contributions to co-non worldwide founder chino amobi’s paradiso (the wire magazine’s no. 1 album of 2017). the dark orchestra is set to be one of the most imperative charges from both nkisi and the non-faction yet.
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.
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.
the third of march’s trio of py 45s. is a revisit to the always enjoyable dark electro world of berlin’s mighty detox twins.
the new record offers up a pair of killer synthpop gems which. in the words of the bands’ mark vorderhaus “drift into the arena of the unwell with their latest outing “in the hospital garden”. and pose the curious questions: is it so unfortunate to surrender your mind to a permanent altered state? can losing oneself irreversibly to a manipulated insanity. actually prove to become a rare and wonderful freedom? attraction battles control as the transformation completes itself. the b-side. “transformation” depicts the liberated insanity without challenge. now thriving and pulsating beyond the point of any return.”
two more ace tunes which precede a full length later in the year for polytechnic youth. killer hooks from synth maestro mark. aligned with glorious effect to devi’s icy nico-esque vocals. another winner for both artist and label!
a pressing of 250 copies. hand numbered with sticker insert and destined to fly out super quick.
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.
it’s been a long time coming digging through the archives. legendary uk acid don luke vibert drops an exquisite solo record on the belgian de:tuned label. on phlacid and arcadia luke shows off his ability to produce funky yet quirky acid tracks that will put a smile on your face. both balath and worry ledge are intense uptempo electro workouts with enough 303 squelch to melt your brain. proper warehouse vibes! the artwork for this release was designed by the wonderful gents at the designers republic. mastered by matt colton at alchemy and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
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.
berlin’s mechatronica follows up on the last dez williams ep. with a new va compilation featuring the exaltics. drvg cvltvre. le chocolat noir and kluentah.
the exaltics and drvg cvltvre pack the a-side with gritty. hypnotizing acid burners. relentlessly paced and bound to induce frenzy. on the flip. le chocolat noir and kluentah (50% of hamburg duo fallbeil) dive deep into analogue driven electro trips. culminating with kluentah’s 9-minute journey nightliner.
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.
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.
falling ethics starts a new various artists series: falling ethics eleven. with an open approach ranging from ambient experimental to proper techno adventures. first two volumes features music from steve bicknell. reeko. p.e.a.r.l.. shxcxchcxsh. ex continent and first new 65d mavericks track released in five years.
to continue the series. we provide an awesome line up again. made of well trained veterans like london based project 65d mavericks. swedish duo shxcxchcxsh and ex continent.
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.
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.
brandneue ep der in london lebenden galizierin suso flores auf dem echoe-sublabel echolette. 5 tracks völlig verspielter electronica. die vor frische und kreativität nur so strotzen. technisch raffiniert umgesetzt.
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.