linkan ray is back to be as one with his second release on the label in the form of universal language. backed up with 2 excellent remixes from the israeli label boss shlomi aber and the always on point rod, its another release not to be missed..
telegraph presents «classics» a concept serie available on vinyl only including tracks released during the past 20 years – all tracks are re-mastered and cut in a 160 grams vinyl for a brand new listening experience. for the vol.2 we put together a high quality ep with tracks from dandy jack (le serpent qui danse) a sweet and particular track full of colours and grooves that will keep you dancing. the b side is a track from public lover remixed by bruno pronsato together with another remix from cabanne former artist of telegraph. beauty
part 4 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. originally released on the phono label in 1995/96 the parts series from matthew herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. this series of 12-s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. the mix of herbert s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. the odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. all newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as deeper , take me back , resident , people that make the music and see you on monday .
before the explosion of the poney ep - including the hit la rock 01 - in 2001 on international deejay gigolo records, vitalic had a previous artistic life under the alias of dima. today, pascal arbez-nicolas is reactivating the dima on his own label, citizen records... also big for fans of *amphetamine* (drax ltd ii)
cassegrain announce collaborative ep. the berlin based duo of alex tsiridis & hüseyin evirgen will release new work recorded alongside dj nobu, tensal & lady starlight via their own arcing seas imprint in september. leaning towards the more heady, high octane end of the genre - the three track ep showcases the duos natural affinity for collaboration, maintaining evirgen & tsiridis characteristic finish and atten-tion to detail, whilst providing ample space for the guests to properly colour the work. ct01, alongside tensal, marries caustic drones with a potent lead sequence to produce a perfect peak time roller, whilst cn01, with dj nobu, riffs on a more melodic, stepping approach - maintaining that same rousing energy, but with a more psychedelic bent. cls01, the duos collaboration with la-dy starlight comes in at almost 11 minutes, an ambient techno journey that warps and shifts organi-cally across its extended run time - complete with beat-less intro and multiple segues that work to bind the piece and its different sections into one, cohesive narrative. effective and impeccably produced - but with a keen ear for new & exciting sonics within the genre - this first collaborative outing proves an enviable addition to the duos already impressive discogra-phy.
we are very happy to announce call supers remix package for our main artist kuniyuki. we have been talking with call super to make the release for mule for a while…then we got an idea to make remix package with him. no need for talking bla bla bla….here are first class tunes.
(transparent vinyl in custom transparent sleeve) belgian up-and-coming, milo spykers, has minted the second release for amelie lens imprint, lenske. with contributions from lens, farrago, and kobosil, lenske001 has already made a severe dent in the techno scene. milo spykers infinite promises to puncture the auditory surface with equal precision.
VARIOUS TITLES (REMIXES BY FJAAK, MARCO FARAONE, VRIL, EDUARDO DE LA CALLE)
12" Vinyl D21.09.18
international deejay gigolo records presents a special package of remixes. this compilation of remix productions taken from dj hell s album -zukunftsmusik- are dedicated to the vinyl collectors. special edits of the remixes by fjaak, vril, marco faraone and eduardo de la calle have been produced to make this vinyl a unique tool.
4x12inch set, special 15th anniversary edition, with special deluxe 4 gatefold, shrink wrapped incl download card celebrating its 15th anniversary as well as the monolithic catalogue 100, figure releases a gem-packed compilation featuring 15 artists who are shaping the current sound of the label.
a coming together of some serious house music legends. boys own don terry farley teams up with kevin swain of d.o.p. for a peak-time acid anthem memory child. label boss posthuman strips it back for a sheffield bleep techno vibe remix, while kirk degiorgio rebuilds the track with modular acid and epic piano chords into a blissful, sunshine anthem. terry and kevin bring it all back with the more chilled acid tool mix to complete the ep.
for over 18 years, spectral sound, the dance music imprint of ghostly international, has thrived at the forefront of techno and house. it has been a source of support for numerous djs and producers during that time, from matthew dear and benoit & sergio to avalon emerson and hieroglyphic being. now, spectral brings the past alongside the present with its latest release, a compilation that offers a vibrant cross-section of the current moment in underground dance music. despite the wide-ranging selections on spectral 139, a throughline of classic style and infectious energy emerges from the up-and-coming and established artists alike. rising talents such as minimal violence, russell e.l. butler, and earth trax x newborn jr. bring unique perspectives to their hardware-centric productions. veteran producers bring their own edge as well: d marc cantu blows the roof off with the outsized funk of regularly people, and nigil caenaans januarys end, a low-key detroit classic from the late 90s, closes spectral 139 with a whirlwind of manic rhythms and sedate synths. gunnar haslam opens the tracklist with his acidic mindbender, versione antica. and ghostly regulars like tadd mullinix, who drops a lush jtc remix of his new x-altera alias, and matrixxman, who collaborates with riccardo limiti on the cavernous inferno, tie everything back to the label s roots. the double 12 compilation, as well as each individual single, features original work by los angeles-based artist nina hartmann. her designs have appeared on releases from labels such as ascetic house and big love, and the pieces for spectral 139 continue to develop her cryptic aesthetic. the marriage of hartmanns striking, high-contrast symbols with such bold dance music speaks to a collection that aims to stand out.
the next release in the 303 series is here. these unknown artists have put their legendary roland tb-303’s to good use. the results speak for themselves: 4 driving acid bangers. pressed on transparent vinyl.
for the ninth instalment of the konstrukt series it is samuel van dijk’s moniker mohlao that graces the spot with a five track minimalistic exploration of the deep electronic realm. targeting the fiction of a journey through metropolitan areas during nightfall, mohlao’s sound gives us comfort and stimulates our dream-state awareness. the environments that appear are real, yet we are more than passive observers.
(incl. jp enfant remix) legendary dj/producer and long-time friend of the mary go wild family joel mull returns to our label with 3 mesmerizing tracks. the title track sounding like the growling of a beast. roundabout is a world of its own and syncopate pulling you into the unexplored depths of the dark and deep unknown.
subradeon makes this first ep on their own imprint with a special remix from the well know collective scan 7. timeless and direct, fully inspired by the cities of caserta, berlin and detroit. limited press on 180g vinyl.
as we reach our 30th release on the label, animal farm is proud to present stephanie sykes’ first solo ep since 2016’s effort on prodigal son. those two years have seen her presence in the techno scene explode, with a flurry of appearances across europe - our own animal farm night in glasgow among them + residencies at tbilisi’s khidi and the infamous after hours jaded crew in london, corsica studios.
after the initial label launch in 2016, desroi has been working insistently. debuting on labels such as henning baer’s manhigh or shifted’s avian, the young artist has worked his name into the scene. this time, desroi returns to his own imprint with “eutheria”. with an unadorned focus on percussive drive and rugged atmosphere all three tracks invite to be played out in a dark but hypnotizing warehouse rave. his ability to shape-shift from experimental sonic explorations right up to pure and straight-forward techno cuts reiterates that desroi is someone to keep an eye on.
“pillar” is the second release to come from london based duo, abstract man, uniting three original tracks plus one remix from pioneering french producer, von grall. signifying the second stage of the pair’s studio time, “pillar” delves further into a shared love for rhythmic, textured techno and dynamic grooves.
farrago created a name for himself in this short time taking back the real roots of techno and rave and putting them in a new context... we said new, not different. this is his 3rd record on the label, and this time he goes beyond the idea of reminiscing the past, “hard light” shows how the rave can be alive in everyone of us, and absolutely not changing the formula he gives us this beautiful feeling of being back in the past, while you dig in a record shop and you find something that hits you, in our past was that record that gave us memories. in this case the work of this record is almost double, the record itself reminisces the past, but gives good hope for the future of genuine rave music without compromises.
new yorker electronic producer dj spider is back on itay’s out-er with a muggy, abstract techno release “human erosion field ep”, similarly to its debut “v ep”, released in september 2017 and produced in featuring with his longtime friend phil moffa.
italian label out-er presents its twenty-sixth release continuing to explore the diverse musical path between house, techno and experimental electronic - which appears in most cases on out-er’s sub-label pregnant void. “human erosion field ep” otherworldly showcases both a radiant take on electronic as well as gloomy and wild-eyed pieces, an aesthetic approach for which dj spider has been most known in the scene. overlooking to the style of the tracks, the release does contain a sinister mood and a dense, solid sense of groove overall, a typical recurring feature of the producer’s previous outputs.
sub club and nautilus rising present our fifth release, courtesy of love over entropy. four tracks tried and tested on our dance floor at 22 jamaica street by our beloved saturday night residents. influenced by train journeys, passing landscapes, hiking and over 20 years experience in the studio.
PACHO (INCL. PABLO BOLIVAR AND PHILLIPP GONZALES REMIXES) (2 TRACKS VINYL ONLY + 180GR)
12" Vinyl D18.09.18
bondage music label-founders pornbugs return to the imprint this september with their ‘pacho’ ep, backed with remixes from pablo bolivar and phillipp gonzales. leipzig/berlin based duo pornbugs make a welcome return to their own label here with two new original cuts, ‘pacho’ opens the package with stripped-back drums, a bulbous bass line and choppy piano chords running alongside a bubbling arpeggio lead and tension building stab sequences. pablo bolivar’s rawmake of pacho follows, edging things into deeper territory with dropped tempo dusty drums, airy pads and an amalgamation of wandering, resonant synth lines. the second half of the release, pencilled for release as vinyl only features another original from pornbugs, entitled ’larica’ and featuring a similar aesthetic to the lead with fluttering dubby chords, a refined drum groove and unfolding atmospherics carrying the groove before label regular phillipp gonzales turns in his remix to complete the package, taking things in a more raw direction with heavily swung crunchy drums, pulsating filtered stabs and billowing vocal murmurs.
after more than a decade of deep, expansive productions on labels such as detroit underground and cpu, annie hall arrives on musar for a record typically rich in texture and understated grooves. indebted to vintage electro and idm, halls music is no throwback, always looking forward and moving dancefloors in the most unexpected ways.
transmission incoming from mr. incognitos secret lab. rat life presents eight psycho acoustic models made by the low key east german producer. you probably never heard of him, but he is doing this thing since half an eternity. rather than playing a lot of shows he focuses on studying the craft of electronic sound manipulation and what else can be said that: he is on top of his game! he shows us that it is still possible to create sonic structures that are beyond the usual by just using classic devices such as the tr 808 rhythm composer and a tb 303 monophonic synthesizer
inits music has the rare quality of transforming bleakness into a soothing experience. in the duos new ep, wildcard, this mechanism is more intense than ever. and that might be because of the particular circumstances that surrounded its inception. two years ago, nadia dalo and benedikt frey decided to move from darmstadt to berlin. adjusting to a rough area of a big city when coming from a quiet town necessarily brings a change of perspective. for nadia and benedikt, that meant experiencing the city life as outsiders while trying to figure out what they wanted from it.wildcard is the sonic result of this process, and proof that changes always bring growth. recorded in their new home studio during winter, the six tracks on the ep are as haunting as their previous lp for hivern, but with a rawer approach and enhanced power. take cover and solver, an approximation to the kind of moody psych-techno they display in their live-shows and two of the most dance floor oriented tracks init have recorded to date. but its the title track which best expresses the mindset of this work. with its skeletal rattle and undulating synths, wildcard feels as desolate as a berlin street in a winter night, but possesses the kind of focus that turns uncertainty into hope. in a similar way, cuts such as copycat or half baked perfectly capture the sort of estrangement -daunting yet hopeful- that comes when moving into a new place, with its slow tempos mirroring the cautious pace of a foreigner and the intoxicated atmospheres calmly distilling the essence of a new environment. nadia and benedikt describe this new habitat as small kids on big bikes, eating dry instant noodles, playing with whats to find on the streets, static aircraft traffic closely over our heads and constant running engines. listening to the music that arose from it, its obvious that, once again, they&# 39,ve been able to overturn apparently hostile elements into a place were youd want to stay forever
‘neverending story’ opens with ‘a dimension reflected’ and its introductory mixture of keys and beats. the beat is built upon piece by piece, while slippery synths fill in the upper registers. the second track, ‘planet texture’, opens with a blossoming pad which is soon joined by a steady kick and some bouncing synths. before long an adventurous bassline joins in and puts the track into full groove mode. there’s a twinkling synth floating above it all, sometimes present, sometimes not, making you wonder if you’re really hearing it at all. next up is the first track on the b-side, ‘old problems’. filled with little samples and microsounds, the track uses its beat to push through heady and sometimes disorientating array of colours that swirl across the track. a wide synth enters affairs a third of the way in and helps push the track out onto the dancefloor. ‘neverending story’ comes next, featuring a skittering beat and atmospherics that seem to come from far away. a low bassline pops in and out of the track here and there, while pondersome some keys complete the mood. the ep closes with ‘algorithm’, another scrambled, unpredictable track. the track opens with a rainbow of keys and synths, darting between your ears in their affected manner. an almost glitchy ambient track, it brings to a calm close a fantastic release.
the fourth release of another earth, a small dutch vinyl only label with limited 300 pressings, has finally arrived. the a side is proper techno created by dave simon. a1 in acid we trust is a peak time acid techno track and a2 path of ability has a warm detroit feel. the b side by anders ilar together with john h is more obscure. deep weird acid techno that seems to come from another planet.
unconformist is not conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought. here they come with heavily stomping techno cuts, with two relentless remixers : joton well known for his hypnotical pounding techno, and endlec for raw hitting and disorientating strength
e-missions co-founder p.leone returns to radio slaves rekids this september with the my lita project backed with remixes from mark broom. originally hailing from new york, p.leone now resides in berlin where he helms his e-missions imprint with releases from himself and co-founder caiazzo, exciting new artists like rush plus and tred, not to mention remixes from young male, spencer parker and lawrence lee. leone has also dropped a variety of releases on rekids and work them records, when not making regular appearances at clubs like tresor. he now returns to radio slaves respected imprint with ‘the my lita project, following up his highly lauded el dorado ep that garnered support from ben sims, jackmaster and spencer parker. my lita kicks things off with classic synths, piercing strings and choppy vocals slices whilst robust drums march forward. meanwhile, tight in the pocket is more dark and menacing in comparison with its syncopated percussion, echoing claps and ethereal atmospherics. on the flip, mark broom drops two different remixes of my lita the first is a robust cut complete with disco elements like funky guitar licks and soulful voice, with the originals stabs shining throughout, whilst the second remix takes a different route with its crunchy snares, moaning murmurs and fuzzy effects.
jaffa surfa also known as zoltan pal is hailing from hungary and has released a few records already on other labels like tape hiss for example that already caught our attention a bit earlier. therefor we were quite happy to receive a demo from him and we signed almost all the tracks that he sent us. three tracks aiming straight at the dance floor and we hope that you enjoy and play them as much as we do.
techno in the classic british tradition of surgeon, christian vogel, regis to name a few. simply put, beautiful, other-worldly, hypnotic, brilliantly functional. sam watson is virtually unknown outside the freerotation festival cognoscenti, where he is a resident, and his dj sets are legendary. this ep for third ear marks the start of a concerted effort by sam to put his name out there by releasing his tracks. chec
channeling that classic playful braindance feel of early afx, u-ziq and fellow acid-connoissuer luke vibert, pearl river sound (real name roberto semeraro) has quietly builded up his own profile in the last 5 years with releases on r&s recordss own meda fury, further records, seagrave and x-kalay. not another average idm/breakbeat throwback tough: here prs delivers train with no name, a 6-tracker of razor-like rephlexian science, taking inspiration from his ambivalent work with laptop & old hardware machines, yet, the magic lays down in arrangements and spaces, builded around jacking bassline swings and detuned, lush pads all melted together in powerful u-turn rhythms and genius sampling, from the moody opener elek41 to the demented vocals of cccc2 and mr continue or the straight-up acid of mono sequencer bass. occasional walls of white noise and distorted tones emerge in train 2, possibly his most tense track ever but also one that reveals new sonic solutions for a forthcoming full length that should see the light anytime next year on the label. sharing the same sensibility of fellow roman institutions like lory d or leo anibaldi to keep the acid legacy of the city alive, mixed up is proud to start a new beginning with this release. full sleeved and cut at 45.
what recordings present their new release the m-ep (what03) with the original tracks „muzic- and „mentiv-. after the what? members and label owners tobi neumann and patrick ense released their first two eps in 2017 they had earlier this year already a highly respected release „what you doing ?- in collaboration with dorian paic and legendary singer eric d clark on arno einzelkind s imprint la peña. they went back to their studio and came out with this two little gems. the track „muzic- was already played by ricardo villalobos on several festivals during this summer.
we are very happy to introduce our new ep appian012 by estrato aurora. hailing from valencia, and with a phenomenal array of hardware at his disposal, estrato aurora has dreamt up a beautiful deep techno ep for us. 4 tracks that can be played during sub-heavy warm-up duties, deep into the night for a heads-down foggy vibe or early in the morning for something a bit warmer, tripping and uplifting. timeless cuts to suit all intimate dance floors. 12- release. artwork by philip mitton. 320 hand-numbered copies.
with a knack for creating tracks that not only work well on the dancefloor, but also last long after the release cycle, the mighty shiba san returns to dirtybird with two unique bangers you wont soon forget.
there smokes and whistles in zenker’s machine jungle. the best loved and best known brothers of the techno scene are causing a multi-layered schwirbler, which is likely to destroy many dancefloor lasting for years. jelly3000 are essika and andreas damaschun. “wave a wand” is lashed forward by a powerful-impulsive arp, while synths and piano dances light-footed about it and spreads a sustained mood. kessel vale has recently caused quite a stir with two eps on tanstaafl planets and rhythm nation. “stroke” should further expand its reputation as an idiosyncratic excellent producer with a penchant for the playful. steril – that artist you may know from international deejay gigolo records, erkrankung durch musik, schamoni musik, lasergun and müller records…oldschool.
fracture has always tried to support upcoming and interesting newcomers, people they believe in. chevel is one of them, and in 2014 came his first ep for fracture under his alias signalweiss. he returns now for round two. in 4 years, he has managed to establish himself as a prolific and talented artist with a steady stream of records on labels such as stroboscopic artefacts. chevel is an artist who likes to mix things up, always striking an interesting balance between experimentation and more dance floor oriented tunes. with -feelings- and -forbona-, he creates quite abstract but still effective dance music. it is for the club, but it is not mindless bangers. in the hands of pablo mateo, -forbona- turns into a more mental piece of techno. all in all, this new fracture release provides great tools for the smarter selectors out there.
aer recent reflections on kosmische sonics and so focus synthesis, origin peoples latest release is an in-depth exploration of our universal dance floor grammar from italian producer whodamanny. a key member of naples cosmic funk contemporaries, raaele has put his psychedelic stamp on periodica and gravi grati, both in solo mode and as a member of the notorious mystic jungle tribe.
ahus debut album from 2017, nord dream, was something of an overlooked gem from that year, but its musical palette of dubwise techno and ambient sounds caught the ears and enthusiasm of many. danny clancy was one such admirer, and in turn brings ahus sophisticated sounds to his dichotomy records label for the ‘atlas ep.
circle of live is a brand new, live act only event series concept and record label curated by sebastian mullaert to honour the values of spontaneity and improvisation. for the inaugural release on the new circle of live imprint, sebastian mullaert presents a joint ep with long time collaborator eitan reiter. the duo previously met on the 2014 album reflections of nothingness, (mule musiq) borne out of a week long jam spent together at sebastians tranquil rostanga studio. following the albums release, they arranged two live shows at ozora festival in hungary.
the maghreban returns to r&s for a new single following his dark debut album 01deas, perhaps with an icier sound. monster vip is a reworking of a double time rap track from the maghrebans strange u side project he added breaks and rolled it out. end level bosses lurk. beware of the monster. rave navel-gazing back to his roots: his first ever release was a jungle 12inch in 1994. early support from ben ufo. on the flip, batu (timedance/xl) offers up crisp percussion and ominous sound design in his energetic 140 remix of album opener eddies. then the ep is closes out with carpet bombing, the title of which references the producer adding more and more notes to the main percussive motif as it builds and builds.
two long-time friends juho kusti (deep space helsinki, parabel) and ville vähäsaari (rezonans) bring you their brand new label, no future but what we make. the label’s first release features two broken beat burners on the a-side from detroit-based uun (mord, ego death) coupled with a more straightforward remix from acid mammoths boston 168 (bpitch control, odd even, enemy records) on the b-side. make a difference. get involved. there’s no future but what we make.
reform, the tuscan techno duo, make a return to etruria beat to follow up the success of 2017s ‘checkmate ep, remixed by amelie lens and their recent ep on second state with a huge new offering - unconventional spaces. reform present three fresh originals, backed by a massive rework from etruria boss luca agnelli. unconventional spaces is a melodic and timeless work, perfect for a magic sunrise closing set. luca delivers a heavier rework, creating a special atmosphere with powerful chords that drift back and forth. just this is characterised by a raw triple stab, a vocal laid down by the guys themselves and an emotional and mysterious break. closing the ep is span, which is composed of bouncing tom samples, straight hats and a moogy bass that develops throughout the arrangement, a perfect peaktime number and strong finalé.
for our 10th release, we have compiled a double-vinyl package featuring various artists who hail from our hometown of toronto. with music from veteran and new names in equal measure, the collection is as diverse as the city’s influences. the common thread throughout — and the ethos of our label — is dance music with a future-facing bent.
industry veterans ohm & octal industries make their debut here for all inn’s nilla sublabel courtesy of the devastatingly effective sounds of the it takes a mind ep. from blissful, melody-tinged vibes to engaging, emotive techno cuts, this is a release of various moods and contrasts that stays refreshingly intriguing throughout.
le matin, always rare and uncategorised, following the reissue of his early synthwavepop tunes on poussiere depoque and a track on the good lena wilikens dekmantel selectors 005 comp, this new ep on lost dogs ent. let you hear some of his last works. expect an ultra-cold-minimal-electro riddim, a less-mental-nearly-good-for-the-dancefloor tune with depitched haunted r&b vocals, an analog and bassy arpeggio ride on the flip side, oh my god! this is the peak-time-for-weirdo-nearly-techno tune, a blast, only for craziest djs that like broken-frustrated-uncomfortable dandefloors and to finish this well balanced 5 trackers: the are you depressed that much? its the 10th time youre listening to this ost of a dying world, this wont get any better but at least this is good music! tune. le matin is a good kept secret that prefer to take care of his kids than to travel the world of nightclubbing with drunk teens (ok thats how it is in france, that looks better in some other countries), but sometime you can hear his music on decks of some wise people and djs like call super, lena wilikens, house of traps, charles drakeford, jon k, bergsonist, body motion
formed in 2007 by jakob seidensticker, florian schirmacher and henrik raabe, wareika was accidentally gathered on stage for the first time at hamburgs mythical mojo club. since then, the german trio has built a very singular sound signature after a decade of playing together. revealing the diverse influences and musical educations from all three individuals, the bands discography has been built over a solid live experience. being academically trained in jazz and classical but also self taught through electronic music, jakob, florian and henrik are able to sing, play guitars, drum machines, pianos, synthesizers, bass, percussions and way more
with sincere excitement có,,,meme is now delivering katerinas very first ep to planet earth: just when you thought it was over. katerina from helsinki - finland via sofia - bulgaria is a passionate music lover, a skillful dj, an imaginative music maker and an emotional and hyper sensitive artist. she produces music that is essential and timeless, tracks that feel necessary in your life once they have entered it. katerina has already contributed to the ever growing, always radical and forward thinking catalogue of the có,,,meme music collective, with tracks on the compilations solidarity forever vol. 1 and 3. she also hosts a show on radio có,,,meme called radio emotsiya, in which she generously shares her broad musical knowledge and her very particular musical obsessions, for instance her steady – and in our opinion very understandable - veneration of dj quik. and yes, her music breathes the emotionality of hip hop, the sensitivity of well placed, swinging beats, and that steady survival mode, that essential melancholy in dance music: where melodies tell about love and longing, and rhythms help you to keep going on.just when you thought it was over, here we go again, its another day on planet emotsiya, from where katerina sends us reports about her adventures, always sided by her already legendary white cat nopo
planet e are proud to present aw18 collection, a 3 track ep from british producer tom flynn. drawing upon a broad and learned musical understanding, aw18 collection fuses disparate strands from the worlds of fashion, club culture and sound design to forge a highly atmospheric, singular release. packard, the title of which is inspired by parties in the historic detroit power plant of the same name, establishes an unrelenting energy from the get go. a bouncing kick lays the foundations for rolling synths, unnerving vocal samples and delicate piano refrains to wander. anna is an indulgent nod to the catwalk, marching with intent amidst immersive chords and subtle melodies. the b side hosts a trippy cut full of interplanetary glitches and melancholic harmonies. drawing upon hints to the extraterrestrial, marx creates a dizzying swirl with glistening textures. carl craig was sold straight away: when tom sent me his demo of packard i knew i wanted to release it on planet e. the mix of looped electronics with soul of the piano brought me back to when i first heard the post-disco classic beyond the clouds. i can imagine the kids on the scene rockin hard to this.
cirez d is back again with three massive big room anthems on his mouseville imprint. straight out of the stall dare u builds and builds layering a pounding kick, soaring synths and rumbling bass enticing you in with each build up and subsequent drop, before repeating it all again to added effect. a2 - the glitch has an industrial and sinister feel to it, combining a rapid-fire bass and metallic sounding percussion before opening up into a melting pot of arps and sonic glitches. ‘black hole closes out the e.p drawing you in with a swell of synths, an unrelenting bassline and a killer kick pattern to send your mind into overdrive. with early support across the festival circuit, this is a three track weapon fit for any discerning djs arsenal.
rezonal proudly presents its second release, delivered by the mysterious eastern renaissance. this 5-track ep combines deep grooves and relentless rhythms to push the listening experience past the regular, club oriented sound. five thematic tracks melt together as one consistent work. eastern renaissance presents his credo, which is disturbing, crude, dark and tense, but has beauty hidden deep within.
bade records launch the first vinyl release on the label, with a four-track ep by label co-founders brothers black and tape fear.2x2 series 1 is a split vinyl, showcasing the individual styles of the duos. brothers black kick off the a1 with extrasensory, a shimmering tool with luscious, uplifting pads and a looping lead. their second contribution on the a2, late night call, is a driving euphoric weapon, perfect for the early hours of the morning. on the other side, tape fear showcase their unique sound for the first time. jump system, the lead track, provides a complex blend of old-school breaks, euphoric pads and vocal samples that will be received well in any setting. turn that thing off offers something different with a fierce 808 groove and unsettling acid lead, perfect for the early hours.
widely acclaimed techno pioneer nicole moudaber has delivered the release of her adoption ep, a two-track production on nicoles own mood label which sees the dynamic producer tackle two tracks from one of the most important innovators of dance music since the 90s, moby. first up she offers a uniquely dark and twisted rework of like a motherless child, pitching down moby s vocals to create a deep demonic sound,verging into a range of immersive textures. on the flip side moudaber spins a heavy and grinding feel on her remix of mobys mere anarchy (taken from 2018 album everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt). moudaber packs the mix with haunting melodies, with the subtle use of orchestral sounds adding a hypnotic feel to the release.an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed dj/producers in the world,nicole moudaber is a one-woman army marching her muscular take on techno all over the globe.
after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
mit test-file erscheint auf ostgut ton eine doppel-ep mit sechs neuen stücken des berghain- residents der ersten stunde. für sich genommen weisen die stücke klaren sessioncharakter auf und folgen einer intuitiven herangehensweise für möglichst freien einsatz zwischen club und kopfhörer. „test-file“, „torch“ und „error (1st take)“ sind auf linie mit dem für dettmann markanten minimalismus, eher beat-experimente – hier mit pulsierenden synths, dort mit stärkeren effekten, breakiger und röhrender anmutung und bei letzterem mit betonung des sessioncharakters im titel, blubbern und gluckern bei 132 bpm. die zweite einheit stellen „ascending“ und „metalloid“ dar: eine gewisse kälte, härte, geräuschhaftig- und grobkörnigkeit, dennoch songcharakter wahrend. am markantesten ist das eingängige “autumn77”, das neben groovendem, funky house-beat und warmen harmonien schon über titel und vocal dettmanns ganzes referenzsystem absteckt.
exos joins forces with gotshell a.k.a alessan main, the great ambassador of the colombia electronic music scene for the fifth release on x/oz. the pair met in colombia made the decision to make music together. over the next weeks they travelled together in colombia getting inspiration from the colombian spirits. the pair also teamed up with maayan nidam for a true jungle remix to go along with four original tracks with sounds that originate and fluctuate with the deep spiritual entities of colombia.
lewis fautzi legt eine ausgeklügelte ep für bpitch control vor, die sich der subtilen kunst des techno-minimalismus verschrieben hat. der portugiese strebt unbeirrt der zukunft entgegen, indem er seine musikalischen einflüsse unter einem groove vereint. die vier tracks auf »deep illusion« zeichnen sich gleichermaßen durch komplexität und härte aus und sind also für djs maßgeschneidert, die selbst zu peak-time-zeiten noch etwas wagen wollen.
next on noorden is white afghani with his debut release »kaleidoscope ep«. the up-and-coming producer from cologne drops a dancefloor focussed five tracker between leftfield flavoured breakbeat and ambient leaning big room techno.
hns-x made a new record after a while: „the music was new, black polished chrome and came over the summer like liquid night.“ hns-x drops another cup of fluent acid (any tin man fans around? tune in!) and bangin techno on the flip!
into the light is launching a parallel and limited series with contemporary material from both greek and international artists. first stop is the album postclub prism by the german producer cass. offering ten gorgeous ambient pieces about light and romance. since 2012, niklas rehme-schlüter aka cass. has released albums of varying styles, from the rather organic and loop based ambient pieces on loops & farewell sketches and the red atlantic ep on throne of blood in 2017, influenced by 80s pop sonics, to the more balearic and percussive recordings on the sound of glades together with wolf müller in 2016. on his new record postclub prism cass. explores his affinity to calm and atmospheric ambient music at the threshold to the reverberant sound of club music.
die drei stücke auf white flowers bringen ein feines amalgam aus schnell verzehrter ekstase, frischem herzschmerz und zitterndem trost hervor, alles auf dem scheitelpunkt von euphorie und verletzlichkeit. der essay des titeltracks führt in tiefe, streicherreiche minimal-techno-terrains, während die träge stimme von kev kharas dem instrumentalbild eine weitere dimension verleiht und es zu einer klassischen kompakt-affäre macht. betont club-freundlich hebt demacs felix den groove mit einer mitreißenden mischung aus synthie-glitter und 303-bässen hervor, bevor die ambient-version von white flowers alles auf eine ruhige, melancholische note bringt. eine stimmungsvolle geschichte von verlust und sehnsucht, weinerlich und jubelnd zugleich, ist white flowers ein track, der die emotionale bandbreite vom dancefloor auszuloten vermag.
it doesn t get much bigger than this: adam beyer links up with green velvet and drumcode s outstanding rising star layton giordani for a debut collaboration. some musical partnerships feel fated. both fans of one another s work, for years adam beyer and green velvet had discussed writing music together. in turn, beyer s protégé layton giordani had admired the chicagoan s work for as long as he could remember. when the 25-year-old found himself playing alongside the green mohawked legend at belfast s shine, the spark and subsequent friendship was immediate. with the links now set in place, it was only a matter of time before the trio s creative chemistry would manifest musically. ‘space date was conceived organically and birthed quickly. propelled by green velvet s trademark vocal hypnotism, the triumvirate combine to craft a pumping intergalactic slice of techno laced in melody that s highlighted sets by beyer at awakenings, ushuaia and also edc vegas when green velvet dropped it to a raucous response. the track is complimented by rome future , the product of a year-long series of productions between beyer and giordani. deftly combining crisp drum work, catchy vocal effects and a powerful bassline melody that gives the track an almighty kick, it will be familiar to many who ve followed their sets over recent months.
following induction’s liturgical hymns remixes ep, ravage is proud to announce the next release on their white series. it’s a various artists release, containing tracks produced by artists who are very close to the label. hence, it’s title: familiar affairs.
external assessment vs. self-conception by robag wruhme: people always think, im that serene and quiet guy, but actually i’m quite a noisemaker. could be that the majority of the material he put out in recent years, most notably the thora vukk album, led to the overall apprehension of robag being the virtuoso of everything subtle, enigmatic and tenderly melodic. well, thats far from being a misconception, but still just one side of the coin. the other side is embossed with his most current productions, consolidated to a double ep, captioned with the enchanting name wuzzelbud ff. wait a second wuzzelbud devoted fans will instantly prick up their ears. we’ve heard that before. back in 2004 robag wruhme released his first longplayer named wuzzelbud kk. as theres no such scenario robag might be running out of stream-of-consciousness turned nonsense titles for his music, this must be a vocabulary intersection linking the early days of his career with its status quo. and it is. wruhme presents wuzzelbud ff as the stylistic follow-up to his debut album, showcasing a sound he commits has been neglected for too long. wruhme cuts to the chase: i wanted to put out some straightforward music for the dancefloor, something for the primetime. well, for the primetime of my sets, at least.
here you have the third installment of our pole group 50 milestone release, closing the trilogy in both vinyl and digital formats. all tracks have been made in common, each of the label foundational members have work sound parts that in a second process have been assigned randomly to others to work with them, in a creation loop that becomes somehow the true essence of the label. you ll never know who is making what, it s just oscar mulero, exium and reeko in essence and mixed up.
the sheep s fall ep is the latest result of dahraxt s freaky mind keeping that path of harmonic doughty techno rhythm with 90s nostalgia, already shown through previous releases on his own imprints jtseries and picnic34. the release seeps a clear message: the most dangerous thing in life is an incompetent that has been given the chance to rule the world.
la rioja in spain may not be thought of as a hotbed of avant garde techno and electronica, but psychoskunk has been quietly issuing an uncompromising salvo of proudly underground releases since as far back as 2004. error etica, an alias from label boss victor martinez, is at the controls for this tenth vinyl release on the label, and he s sounding as proudly left of centre as ever. diatonic scale locks into an insistent groove, but the real magic of the track lies in the grubby notes punching their way around the drums, capped off with artful distortion that gives a wonderful bite to the production. tetratonic scale keeps things fuzzy but blows the rhythms wide open for a more poised, patient kind of techno incantation. r2pis remix of the track meanwhile clamps it back in order with a stern beat and a slow-release minimalism guiding the evolution of the track.
jack roland pulls apart the control mechanisms of the club environment and the way this living and breathing installation can be a tool of elevation or suppression. using club sounds as instruments for this idea, control / applications is a split release born out of amsterdam s warehouse scene, fusing together electro matrix rhythms, idm, with warped hums and breaks used by dancers and performers heading up the rave. with a track on our future works iii comp last year, this is his debut record on the label: a release challenging superstructures buried among the sweat particles of the floor.
boogie box launched in style last year with a release from the mighty stl, and now they re revisiting that strong first step with a clutch of smartly selected remixes from some deep cover operators. juniper drops two dubs of -haze & kraze- that press squashed synth pressure, found sounds and splattering fx into tight but funky grooves with a distinctly nocturnal feel. fold s dub of -hide & seek- spaces things out beautifully, taking a crooked, steppers approach that works wonderfully with the source material. jonas friedlich s own dub of -hide & seek- takes a dustier path through the undergrowth, completing a package of truly non-conformist techno that chimes with stl s own outsider spirit.
one of firecrackers founding fathers returns once more, this time shoving two fingers up to current dj conventions smashing out a 150 bpm electrofunk hybrid. on the flip, two deeper cuts traversing ambient wormholes and reflecting that classic linkwood sound. ultimately, a miscellany of unique, syncopated weirdo sounds, barely orbiting the outer regions of dance music or, depending on how you look at it, three timeless cuts designed for the dance floor, the sofa and all points in bethween.
as well as manning his own label duro, theus mago can be found slinging out heat on turbo, kill the dj and more recently ombra. the mexican producer returns to home turf for his latest transmission, serving up one original track with two killer remixes. -inertials- is a rowdy beast in its original form, tapping up a breakbeat roll, dirty wave synth stabs and plenty more sonic debris for a cut that spans a whole lot of styles and makes them gel together seamlessly. inigo vontier takes the original and makes it into a bone-rattling drum track to batter the crowd into submission very late on in the dance. jamie paton takes a different approach on the b-side, weaving a little tenderness into the mix with some elegant synth lines that offset the raw bite of the drums beautifully.
remixes by antigone, rod, agents of time & kris wadsworth) following the release of amandras acclaimed dame de bahia album last year, obscura now presents 4 interpretations provide varying takes on amandras originals.