following the exclusive heavy mix compilation that jimi jules knocked out for us recently. its time to deliver on those exclusives via two eps from the man himself and we kick things off with ep number one. midnight juggernaut where jules studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty recondite
4lp (full 3lp original classic version + 4th lp bonus) acid test reissues the highly sought after acid acid 3 lp from tin man. now titled acid acid acid and includes a 4th disc of unreleased material recorded from the period. and has been remastered by stefan betke
this mirror-like musical progression starts with lots of dynamics and harmonies which then continue with a more sonically tranquil section while heading towards a dynamic ending. thus completing the symmetry and binding both parts in a seamless album.
after releasing eps on labels like clr. plus8. drumcode. dmt amongst others. pascual is now onboard with sino. 4 raw mental techno tracks like it should be. for nearly a decade. pascual has developed his talents as a producer. but also as a dj constantly evolving in the studio. his releases in labels like clr. plus 8 y drumcode ltd. speak for themselves.
the hotly tipped uk artist makes his debut for drumcode s vinyl only off-shoot. focused on showcasing cutting-edge underground techno. adam beyer s always got an eye on the future when curating drumcode ltd. with impressive releases on tigas twin turbo and dense & pikas kneaded pains imprint. 24-year-old billy turner piqued his interest with his accomplished productions that belied his tender age. taking inspiration from the likes of marcel dettmann. truncate and planetary assault systems. turner s four-track debut dont talk to me about style was birthed in his home studio throughout 2017. the industrious brit delivers a powerful peak-time ep of nocturnal techno that moves between different moods. the title track pops with a thick grinding bassline and trippy synth effects. before escape envelopes you into a subterranean world. diodes follows. a fantastic slice of electrifying techno that bucks like a rodeo bull. the ep concludes with the blazing tunnel. that makes its mark with deft drum arrangements and a piercing call-to-arms siren.
the mighty man power returns to correspondant. one of the earliest labels to champion his explorative technoid landscapes. and deliver his debut album. the mexico based composer makes a welcome return with three truly singular trips… ‘the zen of xen comes in two segued parts. comprising almost 13 minutes of full intergalactic immersion. laced with the alluring deep-dream vocals of tel avivs xen. anchored with tripped-out humanized harmonics and weaved with soaring pads. its a genuinely emotional narrative thats been cooking away on man powers creative wishlist since he first met xen at a show five years ago. elsewhere ‘heart for yes. life for no will have you spitting rainbow emojis all night. an incredible piece of vibrant melodic techno rooted in synthesis. galvanized with emotive layers. driven by feels it sets us up perfectly for the fantastical finale ‘hubris. cosmic. soft-focused. sparkling but topped with a choral chant that comes in from nowhere and arrests every sense as the elements rise and fuse with theatre. by far one of man powers most techno-focused and biggest records to date.
uks west country dubspeeka finally on odd even. deep. yet powerful and driven techno. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
three years after presenting an original idea of arranging his own music live by using a standard dj setup and a drum machine. strahil velchev alias kink is ready to premiere the very first ep-outing of his new project entitled kirilik. created with obscure studio equipment and backed by an array of sonics out of his extensive line-up of machinery. kirilik successfully transfers to the record that unique level of levity and immediacy that his live act has already become renowned for. loopy and thus infinite in nature. sometimes seemingly spiraling themselves out of control even. these tracks are as versatile as they are just fun to play around with! fittingly enough. infinity is not a number comes complete with an added bonus of four additional endless loops. edged into the final grooves of each side
martyn releases new album voids. his first for ostgut ton over the past year. dutch-born. washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack. martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling. unpredictability. melancholy. sci-fi. polyrhythms. texture. ecstatic moments. detroit. interlocking percussion and bass. however. the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
incl. downloadcode ... unnatural. uneasy. unexpected. the great filter keeps you on your toes constantly. it makes your fingers tingle with anticipation and the hairs on your arms stand up from the tension. it is eerily calm and controlled. while it takes you to faraway places in the twilight. that dont actually exist. subdued. bright yellow light with no sun in sight. wide plains with an inherent structure that can only be illogical. unorganic sounds. alien voices. excited synths and sobering organs. reality is so mundane. the way we are now expecting it from krink. he does what is unexpected and stretches conventions somewhere around techno and deep house. the music is driven by imagery rather than song structure. the ep puts cutting rhythms over comfort and sound over beauty. like a focused dream. it is concrete and abstract. lets get found in the universe
international deejay gigolo records are releasing a remix compilation of dj hell produced experimental track wir reiten durch die nacht. taken from his 5th studio album zukunftsmusik. this release features remixes of internationally renowned artists adriatique and coyu. first up is adriatiques remix. a reflection of their own interpretation of electronic music with a strong and playful vibe. coyus remix is a dancefloor ready interpretation of the original cut. with a decidedly more pumped up and dark atmosphere.
released in solidarity with tigas anti-tech house crusade. a silent campaign fought everyday on the streets of your hometown. blaze finds russian crypto-whiz dimitri veimar still dancing with the rawer-than-the-rawest-dog electro thats brought him to the dizzying heights of the mid-tier crags of mt. turbo mountain. throwing his weight behind what some in the media are probably already calling tigas war was absolutely necessary following the events of a recent gig in moscow. veimar opened the night by playing no fewer than three tiga tracks. which anyone whos read tigas taboos can tell you is definitely a tiga taboo. deeply immersed in the practice of pouring his own mineral water. tiga ignored the hootin and hollerin of the vips crowding the dj booth (including dennis miller and diego maradona). and proceeded to play a set entirely comprised of recordings of every embarrassing thing veimar had ever said in his life. four hours later. an emotionally-shot veimar collapsed into tigas arms. with the magnanimous label boss whispering. i forgive you. dimitri into his ear. the release also features a broken techno remix from mysterious european producer florian kupfer. who made us sign a non-disclosure-agreement dictating that we can only describe him as mysterious. enigmatic. and/or european. so well have to let the music do the talking.
welcome to binary soulcode records. a label who is born for the love for the classic sounds of detroit techno and chicago house. always looking for new ways of expression in both electronic styles and never forgetting the innovation that both styles ment since their birth in the beginning of the 80 s.
insula records returns to the shelves with a brand new ep by 3kz. a unique collaboration between the gifted italian producers z.i.p.p.o. & kaelan. the record lifts off with outta here . a journey into other heights with glissandi melodies rising over arpeggiating sequences to a solid driving techno track that is functional. spot-on material for the floors. this side is complemented with urban jungle . a clear-cut heady track with upfront drum programming that leads to a driving atmosphere. the b-side is something special and is fully covered with the 15-minute spanning title track d50 tears . this beautiful washed out ambient arrangement. full of emotion and soul. channels the mind to other places. a cinematic masterwork that shows the sophistication of 3kz in full depth
for its tenth anniversary. killekill decided it is worth to resurrect the main label and bring it back in full effect with another compilation of tracks by our beloved family members. favorite artists and bestest friends. cat. number 020 was never released. and we thought. this celebratory occasion was perfect to fill that gap. so everything is cleared. and we can step into the next decade. we start off with a track by mmm. the legendary duo consisting of fiedel and errorsmith. known for pushing the boundaries with every of their very rare releases. this one is an extremely simple. but effective weapon to destroy all dancefloors with its slightly loutish appeal. neil landstrumm got together with brian rays and produced a bleeper hit with catchy vocals. we don t know who the lyrics refer to. but they definitely express a punky fuck-off attitude. which we are missing a lot nowadays.
to kick-start artificial dances 2018 release programme. the label has once again delved deep into the darkest corners of the dutch electronic underground. the result is a debut solo ep from another future hero. hague-based pasiphae. born in greece. pasiphae took up djing and music production when she moved to the netherlands five years ago. by 2016. she was confident enough to hold her own in the studio with intergalactic gary. with the resulting collaborative 12inch. made of glass. winning praise for its floor-rocking rhythms and throbbing electronic instrumentation.
bekannt für seine arbeit als labelchef von „outcast oddity- und seinen phänomenalen tracks. die er zu beiden empore „facetten- compilations beitrug. präsentiert engyn nun seine erste eigene ep auf dem kieler imprint. „the pain- beinhaltet vier songs von engyn. welche von melodiöser ambient musik bis hin zu treibenden techno tracks mit perkussiven rhythmen alles beinhaltet. mit einem zusätzlichen remix von aera. der einen sowohl auf eine reise in verträumte klanglandschaften mitnimmt als auch für euphorische open-air momente sorgen wird. ist die ep perfekt abgerundet.
the french artist blicz makes his awaited debut on involve records with a four-‐..track ep embracing techno in its different forms. the young parisian joins involve for the 21st release. consolidating the steady search of the label for new talent to take over the techno scene. as it happened with boston 168 or fabrizio rat. >new doctrine< comes as a breath of fresh air. and a serious dancefloor banger collection.
enter the winking ship and go on a journey through the half-human-half-hyper-reality of david goldberg. emo serialism is a sparkling macrocosm of breakbeat wizardry. technoid trance. robo emotion and versicolour ornamentation. the eponymous first track with its safe ground baseline is the cotton wool of the ep. the galaxy’s aether and the joyful opening ceremony of this planetary feast. baseelmnt64 rings out! the stars align and the tournament begins. lightyears later. hobbling yet graceful konradichtion 101 is the daring darling of the public. thus emerges victoriously. and the moral of this story is made for / left for blank.
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv. magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions. he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha. d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample. twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks. escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights. which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly. never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
limited repress! amazing deep flowing adventure! russian techno legend anton kubikov (scsi-9) is back on heisenberg with kraxx traxx ep. two massive originals plus remixes from pavel iudin and federico molinari. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
when harold boue aka abstraxion invited fantastic man into his studio after playing together the night before he didnt knew he was planting the seed for a new project. as he recalls. it was a day of intense sun in marseille with not enough sleep. but the result was so great that it inspired harold to work on new tracks around the idea of creating music to reflect his city: a bit rough. but luminous and influenced by elements of mediterranean. african and northern european cultures. this has translated into a heavily percussive sound. in which tribal disco grooves invoke the spirits of voodoo-techno. three cuts driven by warmly distorted rhythms. bursts of primitive drums. rubbery synths and uplifting chants that overall feel like the first sunrays after an excursion through a dark cave: both blinding and blissful. the projects name is a tribute to the astrological sign of harolds son. who was born at the same time as the music on the ep. it was the definitive signal he needed to convince himself it was the right time to start something new and different. and an event that for sure helps understanding the vibes that this music transmits: as pure. fresh and powerful as only a new beginning can be.
pionneering production from the düsseldorf mid 80s electronic underground world. transferred for the first ever time from the original cassette to vinyl. konrad kraft (detlef funder) is one of the still overlooked producers of düsseldorfs fertile electronic music scene. arctica was originally released on cassette on funders imprint sdv tontrager in 1987 in a handmade edition of about 50 copies only.
chicago flotation device deliver the fourth and final ep in their series of long lost tracks. whipping up a raucous four tracker that segues from scorched live noisy acid stompers to groove-heavy rollers and scuttling wonky minimal jams.
hamburgs saviour of the reeperbahn darkness. la belle dame sans merci from the notorious golden pudel club. her menacing and ruthless sound strongly reminiscent of beverly hills 808303/interr-ference from the hagues sinister 90s .. ltd 2018 repress
tikita welcomes neel for a first release in collaboration with label mainstays natural/electronic.system. the four tracks here cover deep. rolling. dubby tribal techno. the opener is sparse and dark. gracida is more urgent and alien with watery droplets and wet melodies. then sinistra is mind melting and loopy techno that takes you into the cosmos. last of all. percussiva has supple jeff mills style synths warping round each other as heavy drums pound below. it is brilliantly consuming techno from some of the best in the game.
in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
introversion created a name for himself with his remarkable debut with the first record on the label. the record is still in rotation today. and surely will be part of the rave scene for a big timespan. he is back with a complete 12”. providing his ravy personal sound reminiscence to the 90’s. now more than ever the artist is defining his own sound. creating a new window following the old and good roots.
next up on tel-aviv s parallax record is matushka s debut ep meta . meta is a varied minimalist techno ep showing matushka s range of production styles. with bits of braindance polyrhythms on top of industrial techno grooves. yet always understated and subtle in it s development.
for its third release. here to hell welcomes melbourne (via adelaide) veteran. rambl. and his incredible groover “doss”. this third release on the label happened purely by surprise. and what a discovery! the track itself is no accident. but the signing took place after a chance encounter. richard campbell aka rambl. who is one of melbourne’s best and most consistent djs since the last two decades. had developed a small cult following of viewers via facebook. where he had been providing live video coverage of australia’s wild weather in a kind of comedy-weatherman format. once these updates caught our attention. the magical facebook algorithm placed all of his content at the top of our feed.
emmanuel top has been releasing belter records ever since he first emerged in the early 90s. in recent times the paris based artist has done several heavy hitting singles with a number of respected labels. m10 is a special 2 track record that has two version of the sought after “festival suicide” record that popped up in many dj sets over the last year. while the closing night mix (a-side) is a gloomy. yet staggering work of low-down techno. the opening night mix (b-side) is a based on a soaring lead sound that serves as the back bone of this anticipated 12”.
tm404 & echologist (aka andreas tilliander and brendon moeller) return with their second collaboration. this time including a remix from another standout dub techno artist in vril. the infiltrated ep has two boomy. 4x4 rollers on the a-side. vrils broken-beat. ethereal version on the b1 and lastly the title-track. a twisted stream of grainy modulations.
p.e.a.r.l. returns home with this brand new ep. after some exquisite releases in his very own falling ethics label it’s time for a new adventure in our label. sergio’s sound has a distinctive raw and dry appeal. focusing in sound sculpture and direct grooves. always pushing the edge of his equipment. using just the necessary elements. away from saturation and trendiness.
for our fifth release we invited four of our favorite producers to take turns in remixing ken karter’s latest ep on our label. stanislav tolkachev. inland. alfredo mazzilli and array access all managed to apply their own characteristic sound. resulting in a remix ep that could not be more versatile.
thoughts towards change. evolution. learning from mistakes. take advantage of the time that we have ahead of us as an opportunity for development. to be who we want to be and not necessarily who we were yesterday. having absolute control over our subconscious and unconscious mind will allow us to achieve success.
“map out consciousness through corporeal and dense music.”
ethereal. hypnotic and deep textures coexist on heavy and good composed grooves. making the first installment of this catalogue a new identity. for a long time researched. of the artist.
turquoise. that is turkuvaz. is a french-origin word inspired by the color of the mediterranean. located within the borders of turkey. meaning. blue is the color that plays the green. at the same time it is relative. because both colors are in it. if you love blue you will see blue. if you love green you will see it green. it means heaven and earth. the eternity is turquoise...
sad girl delivers her first ep on mary black. nyx is the personification of the night and was born out of chaos. a shadowy figure like the mysterious sad girl herself. standing at the beginning of creation. nyx mothered aether (brightness). hypnos (sleep) and oizys (pain). being the titles of the three original tracks. keith carnal did a fantastic remix of oizys on the flip and completes this dreamy yet forceful trip from the darkness into the light and back into black
we present to you a disc signed by paulie jan that allies power and emotion. tension and sensuality. carried by two remixes from electronic music references cassegrain and blndr. vinyl comes in squared quadri sleeve.
following on from his debut with adult only last year. pierre codarin returns with the ‘blue planet’ ep. a three track collection of analogue funk cooked up fresh in his laboratory. pierre run his own self-titled label and has been pushing his own brand of detroit and uk-influenced techno for several years now. earning himself a strong rep on the underground. with his return to adult only he brings a deep. yet groovy and rich sound to the label and we’re pleased to have him back.
for the last 20 and something years. matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics. but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena. matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum. which focuses on limited 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou. a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist. whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight. bbc4. itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad. secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier. spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
dysnomia reminiscent of the infamous quote there are four lights. the release kicks off with an homage to the will of resistance. from captain picard to orwell may the (referential) chain of command is not as evident as h4ls sci-fi passion. the title tracks power structure couldnt be wielded more efficiently: while stomping kick drums and subtle hi-hats build up a foreplay full of suspense. the witty melody with its warped and distorted sounds grants four lights the perfect authority. following a similar approach. fesch with its bouncy and mantra-like groove. in which synths playing a ping-pong game. completes the swinging a-side. deepa & biri. the israeli dj and producer duo from tel aviv. start the flip side with their interpretation of four lights. by using breaks and greater attention for details. the remix not only redirects the originals energy into more hypnotic realms. deepa & biri extract the melodys keys in order to create a moody and dense version. resonating from two decades of warehouse reverberation experience. disc 2 dysnomia finishes the release with an idm-drenched workout. full of uk bass knowledge. unpolished electro grooves. and swirling synth poetry. absolute freedom means absolute lawlessness.
after breaking into technos big league in 2017. belgiums amelie lens career has been maintaining the same impelling tempo as her music releases - this time with the launch of her own label: lenske. lenskes first release by farrago. risin. comes packing high velocity punches. including a collaboration with amelie lens and a remix from kobosil.
part 1 of rommeks set in stone trilogy for blueprint sets the tone of the ep with an ambience of dark. atmospherics that build intensely leaving you with a feeling of anticipation of what is to come. rommek then delivers 3 tracks of rhythmic techno from the driving 4/4 of obsidian. to the gripping 3/4 of rhyolite. finishing with the disjointed spatial beats of scoria. idm sound design constantly evolving the menacing undertones.
wats records crew is happy to announce its next release. four industrial techno tracks composed by one of the most talented polish djs and producers. concept of thrill. first track of b side “materia” is a trippy track with broken beat and ambient synths instead the other three tracks are simply fire for the dance floor with hypnotics sounds and heavy bass lines. a really nice masterpiece of pure techno.
already supported by: laurent garnier. dvs1. petar dundov. benjamin damage. johannes volk. etapp kyle. oscar mulero. dimi angelis. arnaud le texier and many more.
after bursting onto the scene in late 2017. hyperloop makes his drumcode debut with green velvet in toe. followers of truesoul will be clued up on the quality one can expect from hyperloop. last october he marked the label s 100th with in the loop . a superb three-tracker that signalled his arrival on the scene and highlighted a stunning year for the label. as 2018 picks up pace. hyperloop returns with a tougher follow up for drumcode. his mentalizm ep is a classy example of his versatility. a trio of original works. accompanied by two dj tools. beginning on a menacing tip. in your mind (reflections) is a low-end brew of industrial stabs. eerie melodies and subterranean vocals. ‘s-sound is his collaboration with chicago legend green velvet and is a percussive masterstroke of loops and drum riffs which drive the eight-minute track with all the puffing ferocity of a steam train. spring on the battlefield is the perfect contrasting accompaniment. as a warm rush of strings covers a bed of intricate analogue effects and stomping kicks.
a message to all listening: #dontjusttalkaboutitbeaboutit. jamal moss (aka hieroglyphic being. mathematics) invokes his jai/mahl alias with a message in the music. reprogramming club consciousness with 4 transdimensional sonic incantations and rhythmic transgressions of the highest order.
after strong releases by jerome sydenham. guti. martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers. here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums. lush strings to give us a straight up. classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back. refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
played by ben klock! emotional. physical. blunt. modular and exciting. joton on odd even! joton is synonymous with dark techno. iron. futuristic and sensitive. all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. outstanding conceptcover. shrinked and high quality pressing. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
magdalena s -elementum ep- is her first full ep on diynamic music. the 3-tracker marks the beginning of a busy summer season for her. the opening track -mountains of es cubells- pays tribute to ibiza s after party culture – which occurs in private houses that open when the clubs close. out in the warm air and sunlight. and a very intimate atmosphere. the protagonist s verdict -i think tonight i see ibiza like it was 25 years ago- sums it up perfectly. -nautilus- is a dreamy melodic house cut. ethereally swerving through a sea of hypnotic percussions and brassy synth elements.
closing off the record is -radialis-. a brooding and gloomily minimalistic techno tune.
lion has recently embarked on a solo venture. embracing his love of classic house. techno and spaced out cosmic disco.in its original form. ectsasy combines pacey disco looped beats. seductive vocals. dramatic sweeping pads and arpeggiated synths for a perfect cosmic pop experience.roman flu¨gel delivers a remix of epic proportions. stretching and dubbing out the original over the course of eight tantalising and telepathically charged minutes. a future barbarellas classic in the making for sure!otherworldy atmospherics are at play in i can t forget you . as lion packs in a driving bassline and roaming synths into this techno infused burner! the darker vibes and dubwise sirens are intoxicating and perfectly demonstrates lion s production chops and a producer to look out for!
raw and indisputable quality of production...second ep of the label lowlife cartel. <br> an all star. six-track release from sixl key artists in various genres. from cutting edge techno to leftfield house. confirmes the versatility of lowlife cartel.
the ep begins with -butt dub pregost-. dubby downtempo atmospheric track. by one of most innovative and versatile artist of the last years: buttechno (rassvet records. collapsing market..).
sheri vari’s ‘despertardamente ep’ serves as the label’s debut and also the artist’s first time on wax. having released fine digital eps on tomorrow is now kid! and portuguese outfit labareda. and with another 12” prepared for finale sessions us. sheri vari is one of the most exciting dj/producers in portugal right now. her name is mariana. she’s in her twenties and she’s addicted to her pair of korg electribes. with them. she pumps out funky. deep. nasty and unpretentiously groovy club tracks. the likes of which you may check out on this debut ep
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
returning to hypercolour with the persona non grata ep. mor elian continues to flourish with four killer cuts of electro and techno infused goodness. following 2016s drum vortex ep. elian has clocked up superb releases for delta funktionens radio matrix label. delft and her very own fever am imprint. on the persona non grata. elian serves up dusty electro beats. icy synths. headsy techno flavours and bottom end funk!
zuli’s new offering trigger finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. it functions as a spacial and temporal compactor. using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance. while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. a kind of extremization of zuli’s own roots as a beatmaker for the cairo rap scene. tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle. and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. but the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.
ground tactics arises with a transformative release. building bridges between sonic fields. immaterial breath ep raises energy levels by creating peculiar momentums of inner reflection. spanning from idm to conceptual techno. every single element in his sound is hand crafted. transmitting intimate feelings through grainy textures and subtle distortions. immaterial breath projects disorder in construction. inducing a chronic loss of established conditioning. extending the mind to unfamiliar perspectives.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape. its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer. translating its findings into music and movement.
charlotte de witte continues to establish herself as a driving force on the contemporary techno scene with the healer. her second ep on seminal british imprint novamute. the four-tracker comes after the belgian has fully broken through with a dark. dense and driving sound that is proudly unrelenting. her meteoric rise has come off the back of a series of huge productions. plus standout sets at key festivals and clubs all around the world. charlottes fresh and innovative sound is immediately laid bare on opener the healer. with eight minutes of spine-tingling. hypnotic techno. the sleek drums and icy hi-hats soon cast their spell. as well-crafted synths unfold up top to bring real emotion. silence is another slice of tunnel vision techno with perfectly designed drums rolling on and synths peeling off the groove. it is trance inducing and otherworldly. with eerie voices adding to the all-consuming atmosphere. then comes‘kuda. a track built on monstrous kicks that hit hard and drive forward with real force. filtered vocals bring character. and sharp edged percussion grows ever louder to take the track. and the club. to the next level. last of all. song of the wood nymphs shows another side to the producer with three minutes of suspensory synths and expansive ambient sounds that are filled with drama and tension.
brilliant new duo from south london gilles peterson bbc radio 6 music. south london electronic duo vtr release their alluring debut ep soul to skin on brixtons dream diary records. the five track ep veers from the melodic to the abstract as sensual lyricism occupies a distinct space amidst spectral sound design. striking a balance between haunting depth and inviting warmth. soul to skin was co-produced by recent r&s records signee afriqua. whose slap ep and chronic cool 12inch out on dream diary brought considerable attention to the label. the final offering on the ep is a soul to skin remix by inxec (crosstown rebels. get physical. cocoon and leftroom and culprit) clash music were quick to premiere soul to skin describing vtrs sound as an entrancing mixture reminincent of those early james blake eps. or even the hushed intensity of portishead.
monday off is a vinyl only record label from brooklyn. new york. founded by mary yuzovskaya. its ethos is to showcase artists that explore techno s hypnotic side. specifically where trippy and dark music goes deep yet dynamic. for the third release. nyc/berlin/washington dc transplant arthur kimskii dives in with a heady trio of his productions. title track -verbal variance- slowly unfurls with a myriad of textures and sounds to both confuse and delight the senses. while -swan an ocean for you- takes on similar terrain albeit kicked up a notch and warmer in tone. -basement moves- is an emotive and partially beat-less affair steeped in layers of noise. and moff favorite stephanie sykes strips the a-side down for a sinister and chugging remix.
coming from different regions in france. violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop. postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
the ep -a form of travel unknown to humans- is chasing us. guiding and forcing a way simultaneously. the sound is harsh but has an immaculate precision to it –void of air- compelling the listener toward a light. seducing us to tear through the night. we enter with „s.m.o.d. – sticks- a deep and magnetic sound opening up slowly. starting to breathe and to merge into -s.m.o.d. – cell culture- which gives a much more metallic flavour but never the less beat driven – fast and strident- maybe even hasty. pushing to skip a beat of the heart. to finish off with -s.m.o.d – pulse- carrying an unsettling almost disturbing quality. formulating a mechanical sound alienated from the human experience. the ep creates a seductive space outside our comfort zone. inviting to explore a space and travel unknown to humans. gimme more.
electronic music label sheik n beik announces its new release snbv013. an ep called daisy cutter by jem. this ep is the third release in their series aimed at celebrating the diversity and history of new york and its boroughs. as sheik n beik s hometown and source of constant inspiration. the label focuses on spotlighting and paying homage to the five boroughs of new york including manhattan. queens. brooklyn. staten island and the bronx. each borough s flag is given a modern and colorful twist via the cover art and design of each outer jacket. the first release in the series. manhattan. featured local nyc hero and co-founder of voodoo down records n conduit. and the second. kathisma resident mr. dello s vaadhoo ep. the new ep from jem. dedicated to the bronx. opens up with title track daisy cutter. which directly sets the tone of the release with a straightforward. dynamic techno. elevated by an eerie. dark atmosphere. it goes on with neb. a downtempo second track with a lighter tone that progressively gets back to the initial mysterious mood and capriciously brightens it with warmer back-and-forth sounds. next on the 12- is semiotic. a third track structured by a clever balance of deconstructed rhythms and sparse acid and synth melodies in the continuity of the lighter. warmer mood previously built up. the ep ends with temple. with a more aggressive accent animated by several lighter melodic layers and a stifled background bass.
the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from transformation & beau wanzer.. transformation: this 2nd document of their time in the makeshift studio for another 15 minute psychedelic slo-trip continuing steps in creativity. gaining access to various pieces of musical equipment. hitting the garage. practicing and recording in hopes of making it. entitled -sketch 4-
with pure nordic love. thorgerdur & a:g break out with their first ep together. setting the mood for their concept blossy with a blossy ep. radiant opens up the ride with an electric and uplifting atmosphere. before allure takes over with some tambourine-driven darker techno. on the flipside. the title track introduces a fairly epic theme on top of seductive rhythms with a strong bassline. coming full circle. tingling touches upon the more minimal side. providing trippy elements on top of low-swung 909 grooves. created with a good after in mind.
this is giles armstrong s debut ep. so we ll leave it to the man himself: -i’ve been dicking around the scene in some shape or form for the past twenty years or so. djing. promoting. dancing (you needed to have been there) eetc. but a couple of years ago i decided do the one thing that was missing from that list. to try make what the whole shebang is meant to be about. music. the thought of making tunes had crossed my mind down through the years but i was always too scared to start or never had the time. there was always a excuse handy. always.
parliamnt vinyl only record label is back with the second release. an original track by reda dare surfing the groove and two amazing versions remix by diego krause and other pretty cool remix by italian underground duo verrina & ventura
following 2017’s ‘path of ruin’. dj richard returns to dial with his much-anticipated sophomore lp. ‘dies iræ xerox’. undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory. dj richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling us underground with his label. white material. founded in 2012 alongside young male.
next out on the ownlife imprint. a remix ep of what so far has been one of the most acclaimed releases from the label. the collaboration between leiras and svreca titled “the bridges i burn”. four well-known names to the electronic music scene has been invited to infuse their own characteristic sound onto the original tracks of own009. first out covering the a side is spanish reeko who skilfully plays with the rhythm tones. the main bleep synth sounds and his unique and particular way of texturizing the layers. a2. signed by british volte-face. gives the perfect balance between sounds and silence in a mysterious spaced out interpretation of “tilling ceramics”. flipping the record you will find new york veteran producer shawn o’sullivan under his 400ppm moniker. developing the structure of the track in a smooth way. melting the modular synthesis with the atmospheres found in the original version. last to contribute with his unlimited talent is swedish acronym. ho delivers an intense. tribalistic. spiral-maker remix. wrapping up this four tracker in the best possible way.
sehr geehrte damen und herren. zur veranschaulichung erhalten sie einsicht in unsere methodisch aufgebaute abhandlung der ersten nachtamt publikation: -retardierung im fortschrittlichen prozess -konsumieren ohne ausbeutung -kontemplative reflexion im geschwindigkeitsrausch -signale setzen ungeachtet aller widerstände -repetitive unruhen. doch nichts endet.
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert. dj overdose. cygnus. textasy. asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid. electro. techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
sub-heavy. dreamlike ai techno from the mysterious yugen disciple. ‘ibex 2’ is hypnotic techno that would kill in a big-room. ‘luxury flat’ is a pulsating. monotone banger. on the b side ‘pattern recognition’ is a timeless slice of electro finished with the a late night trip on the japanese bullet train with ‘shinkansen blur’ for fans of shinichi atobe. donato dozzy. dj sprinkles. lee gamble. other people place. played by pearson sound on rinse fm kowton/livity sound on nts tony poland on netil radio
uk talent josh butler has made a rapid ascension since he burst onto the scene in 2013. winning coveted awards from beatport and dj mag. he now brings his production prowess to hot creations. delivering a club ready two-parter for his debut ep on the label. title track anonymous is made for low ceiling. sweaty basements with its deep. growling bass and select vocal cuts. doesn’t work swiftly follows suit. delivering another dose of rolling. after-hours goodness. a mainstay in the industry. having released on labels such as cuttin headz. relief and desolat. andrea oliva steps up for the remix of anonymous with an acidic bassline and lively breakdown that diffuses into a carnival of synths. since emerging on the scene back in 2013 with his debut got a feeling on mta records. josh butler has firmly established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. releases followed on coveted labels such as kaoz theory. rejected and cajual. in 2016. butler also launched his own highly regarded imprint. origins