5 years since midnight shift’s first release in 2012. the label assembles a collective of artists. most of them are in advance of their full eps releasing later. representing the sounds of the label is this manual of secret moves. up in the sleeves. the mystic motley crew also comprises the alternate sides of familiar faces — amato (the hacker). terry lamborgini (marco bernardi). innyster (seixlack). hodge in a new formation with gramrcy. and an electro moniker from an undisclosed artist: thermocline. from abstract acrobatics to the abrasive and the ultimate gob smack to the floor — the midnight manual.
violet and bleid met last year in lisbon. at the radio quântica studios. in the very same day. they impromptu started working together on a track: a cover of underground sound of lisbon’s so get up to celebrate international womens day. together. alongside a crew of young lisbon djs and activists. they also run the queer techno party mina. one of the most vital things going on in the city’s nightlife - the picture in the artwork was taken in the backstage of one of those infamous. dark-room-equipped parties.
bleid remixed naive001’s togetherness by violet. and that dope rework made it to rroxymore’s bag (as heard at berghain) and was played on bbc radio 6. rinse fm and +++. the pair became friends. started bouncing ideas about production techniques. rap skills and the importance (or lack thereof) of the classics in dance music. making more music together happened naturally.
naive002 feels like a continuation of naive’s first release in some ways: the jungle-inspired chopped breaks. sonic synth work and oneiric pads are still there but gain a heavier. perhaps more somber tone at times. exploding into depth or ecstasy at others.
dj-kicks start 2018 in fine style with another vital entry into their long running series. the latest comes from swiss dj and producer deetron. and features an exclusive solo track as well as exclusive collaborations with steve spacek. jinadu and jamie lidell. as one of the other most famous musical exports from his swiss homeland. he has pretty much done it all from fabric and balance mix cds to running his own label. from essential albums like twisted and music over matter on music man records to club focussed 12”s on will saul’s aus music and french label circus company. after 20 years in the game. he is still in demand at key clubs around the world. and is sufficiently respected as to be able to call on big names like seth troxler. cooly g and ben westbeech for collaborations.
lobster theremin dig back down unda to bring another fresh salty aussie experience to the table with well seasoned young talent shedbug aka geordie elliot-kerr at the helm for this one. as co-head of salt mines he’s been responsible for some of the most exciting new underground electronic bizz coming out of aus - including hymns. rudolph c. escape artist and 92 spacedrum orchestra. as shedbug he makes entrancing house. acid-tinted techno. cosmic electro and heavily stepped uk-influenced jams. with 12” ep’s already landing via of paradise. deeptrax. flux and a cassette album for thrhndrdsvntnn. on destination love. shedbug harnesses the emotive. pad-heavy sound showcased on previous outings whilst mixing in blend of interstellar synths. jagged breaks and crusted-yet-cutting drum work - all mixed down with some serious studio finishing.
2018 repress .. vivid & colorful techno explorations from gothenburg sound artist david sabel in his birds ov paradise guise. two trippy rays of sunshine through the morning mist with an aniara remix on the flip!
ltd handstamped vinyl . after a four year break iww is back with the >diversity ep< by upcoming artist marco wachs. the record. as the name says. is a showcase of marcos wide musical range. the a side features dark hypnotic techno tunes acompanied by rumbling breakbeats. the flip instead is packed with 2 cuts of cheerful housegroovers.
emg and john swing are back as vinalog with three surefire dancefloor tracks drawing inspiration from the european progressive movement of the late 90s. uncompromising and unsurprisingly raw stuff on relative.
2018 reissue/ repress - in yellow coloured vinyl after offering-up paratrooper as part of dj tennis recent dj kicks. the israeli duo red axes arrive on life and death for an original ep. sami is a post-moondog shamanic tribal trip. while round combines dilapidated post-goa electronics with just the right amount of cowbells and guitars psych. vego is a lo-if western spaghetti full of tape delays and amplifiers sauce while pulse waves and wind blows on a big russian bell at the title track kalacol. a record that could only come from niv and dori another reconfiguration of the life and death mausoleum.
another kicks off 2018 with its first release. we are very happy to welcome kenneth scott (from the former duo moniker) who delivers a stunning 3 tracks ep with a deep electro and deep house feel. straylight feat dave aju has been remixed brillantly by the one and only kai alce. analog warm textures and efficient grooves all along this ethereal masterpiece.
-mind against take the next step in their artistic development. discovering the techno side of things is a fresh breeze for their oeuvre and perfectly fits into the label’s policy… may the force be with you! - kristian
hamburg’s achim maerz arrives on dba with an expansive twelve track package. split across a 12” ep and a cassette. “experiments” is a collection of live. improvised house jams recorded in the summer of 2015 in the artist’s home studio. the title refers to the fast and rough recording of the material. with the aim of catching a mood before process and self-awareness take over. fans of maerz’ previous releases on the essential wake up! label amongst others will immediately recognise his trademark. ethereal house sound.
as one third of the lisiere collectif. andu simion learned early and often how to take a dancefloor on a hypnotic. grooving journey throughout the night. now he’s standing solo on the next release on eric cloutier’s palinoia label. delivering four bubbling. seductive house grooves for any hour of the party. from the evolving -heavy glow- to the proper house banger -gen y all.- this ep is a sure win for anyone looking to get a little sideways.
tripmastaz presents tripmastaz 05. the 5th release of a series off his eponymous vinyl only imprint and “made by the ones who believe and put soul. thoughts. ideas and life to their music. art and craft. this music is for the ones who care”. previous releases of the series have already received support by artists like ricardo villalobos. cabanne and apollonia.
you have classics and then you have this - strings of life. the two original versions as they appeared on the original pressing in 1987 backed with the ultimate flanger track kaos (juice bar mix) on the b-side. long out of print... now back on transmat classics!
from the redwood forests of big sur and the industrial warehouses of downtown los angeles comes pfeiffer. a label dedicated to quality and a diverse musical output. pfeiffer follows in the footsteps of labels such as svek and kompakt. known for releasing a wide range of techno and house with a common thread of unique and unpredictable energy. looking to bring this type of eclectic curation into the modern era. pfeiffer draws inspiration from the raw simplicity and effortless magnetism of its namesake location on the central coast of california. february 9th marks the release of pfeiffers first musical offering. a-side big tent sets the tone with raw. minimal percussion and acid tinged melodies. b-side twist brings a healthy dose of chicago and detroit influence to a track that feels colder than house. but warmer than techno. the first of many releases to come. pfe001 marks the tip of the iceberg for pfeiffer. a label which will continue to reveal itself over time.
diego krause and idealist team up for berg audios fourth release. the ep entitled >altitude< also features perfectly executed remixes by cab drivers & sven weisemann. cover artwork by the berlin based artist juli jah inspired by a well-known monument located in bulgaria named >buzludzha<. vinyl only & must have !
the solar phenomena label welcomes achim maerz for its fifth ep. the hamburg producer is an associate of labels like don’t be afraid. where last year he released his mini-album of rough and ready house tracks that are improvised and innovative. the four cuts he serves up here are just as special and have an ethereal air to them.
in my house opens things up with serene synth work and lush detroit stylings. it’s a deep and widescreen track that encourages you to dream. fresh air is a little more upright. with rattling hits and pixelated. long tailed synths lingering above the rooted drums. as the title suggests. leaving this planet is a cosmic exploration. with ambient keys and meditative atmospheres joined by only the most subtle and suggestive sense of rhythm way down below. last of all is two times. a beautiful deep house track with deft synths drifting. bleeding and wandering off into a starry night sky. all in all. then. these are truly thoughtful house tracks.
new ambient / krautrock / weirdo / cretin project by half member of the pilotwings from lyon : louis e bola. in collaboration with musicians geddes hadden. arthur tempo. akino karma. sound of duty free & pierre mortimer-dubation. a mix in between christian morin - aquarella and berlin school artist conrad schnitzler.
berlin based producer zigan aldi has always been open for different cultural influences in his music. an openess that might go back to his own background since zigan had been brought up in the eastern part of turkey. before he moved to germany when he was 14. apart from working in various jobs it was always the music that kept him going and let him experience his true passion. after releasing music on bedouin’s label truecolors or 3000 grad it was about time his diverse music finds another home on underyourskin records. therefore zigan delivers four exclusive tracks that depict his approach to electronic music with a mostly downtempo vibe. ‘luton’. ‘seems to be’ and ‘olin’ follow the path of the label’s as well as zigan’s philosophy: a slightly oriental influence that meets darker multi-layered synth chords to create significant atmospheres that can work at any time at the club. ‘miracle’ featuring sandeck is just what the track title suggest: a musical miracle. as the track slowly enfolds its groove to the audience. it is the guitar riffs and the vocals that sum up magic of this track at this very intimate moment.
nice price deal !!! after ab initio 04 comes…ab initio 05… sometimes it really is that simple! what is not so simple however is how sebastian san manages to always stick to his sound and still deliver one fresh release after another. the fifth installment of his own ab initio imprint is no different: three absolute storming tracks bringing you that typical vibe to make you lose your mind and body. >photonics< takes up the complete a-side. tweaking and twirling with heavenly chords and synths. it is one of those tracks you can play to really lock dancers into your groove. >horsepower< is a bit of a rougher affair with a serious oldskool chicago twist. but still very much sebastien san of course. >kepler 22 b< rounds off the e.p. in style with a minimal dubby workout that should have maurizio fans storming to the booth for a track i.d. in a matter of seconds. three different tracks. three times 110% sebastien san quality. bring on ab initio 06 please!
uk producers sween and dawl deviate from their usual homebase of their own tone dropout label to deliver a solid 4 track ep on berlin based klasse wrecks. classic electro influences mix with breakbeat flavours to produce a fantastic and energetic collection of tracks. part sci-fi terror. part alien-invasion...all good!
just as magnified record grooves reveal dust constellations and lunar landscapes. so too does godblesscomputers’ third album. “solchi” is a deep search into previous moments in lorenzo nada’s lifetime. influenced by the presence and power of music. his process began with the recovery of some old cassettes. mixtapes nearly forgotten. audio recording of voices from his childhood. and lots of dusty jazz. soul. and hip-hop records. as the starting point of this travel merge with its end. past and present combine to form gbc’s current sound. warm electronic production rooted by grooving bass lines form the core of a kaleidoscope of sixteen tracks. colored by synthesizers. guitar echoes. scratches. samples. fading voices and kalimba. the album is a collection of sixteen stories. sixteen soundscapes. each of them gbc’s tribute to the path taken thus far. an homage to his love for music. the recording and studio work took place over a year. with the adding and subtracting of many elements. for this project. gbc invited several musicians into his home studio. both old friends and new. they helped to recreate the sounds of the original recovered recording. as well as add fresh ideas to the project.
after releasing cdh006 by pascal viscardi. la chinerie s head honchos g boï et jean mi pursue on their will to make an artistic turn on the label. staying away from the comfort zone and trusting artists with a clear artistic bias and a style of their own to instill. so. here is cdh007 – chienne d humanité by metaphore collectif. marseille based artist donarra. a delicate mixture of greased synthesizers. balearic pads. strong chicago beats & subtle detroit electro. for all possible use only.
hidden orchestras dawn chorus remixes folgt dem aufschlussreichen album dawn chorus. das neueste album des produzenten und komponisten joe acheson mit immersiven field recordings und ausgedehnten soundscapes zu einer reise durch electronica. deep house und ambient psychedelia. dawn chorus remixes enthält bearbeitungen von max cooper. matthew herbert. throwing snow. the physics house band. nuage. floex. nostalgia 77. wrongtom und skalpel. erhältlich als 2lp mit silbernem prägefolientitel und bedruckten innenhüllen. downloadcode inklusive. das cover-artwork stammt von dem gefeierten künstler und druckgrafiker norman ackroyd.
berlin based algorythm announces behind the clouds ep on neptune records. the ep is the second to come from neptune records with his debut santos express marking the inception of the label. opener a1 how i bust that a** up is a raw stomping house banger rich with giddy profanities rolling throughout. switching production styles alogrythm takes a more gentle approach enveloping bubbling aquatic techno with depth charged house on pearls . big beat repeat is a self-explanatory ear-worm and title track behind the clouds rounds the ep nicely with cascading synths nodding to the likes of crash course in science.
dj koyote has long been a dab hand at discerning house music. thankfully. his latest offers more of the same. seeing the light of day on his own supergenius records imprint. france n trance sees the french producer perk up with no less than five original cuts. each of which boasts its own inimitable charm. opening up the release is the sounds of the title track. a melancholy effort full of warm. hazy vibes. its skipping. playful ethos is characterised by its twinkling. charming melodies. a smile-inducing track that s sure to prompt delirium on the floor. it gets us underway with some distinction. hey baby sees the producer opt for more uptempo strands. featuring a killer hip hop vocal sample and a series of off-kilter elements. it s a completely different proposition to what s come before - albeit one that emphasises the producer s knack for the unpredictable. just a young thing sees the producer hark bark to vintage chicago times with a jam that could well have been lifted from trax s back catalogue. full of booming kicks. claps and snares. this one plays out like a modern interpretation of a classic armando joint. the quite expertly names ladonna is an exercise is peak-time funk flavours. before business class sees us out the door with another track that suited to the night s most fervent moments. an industrial-tinged track of techno persuasions. it s a hot and heaving effort that s as likely to leave you in a cold sweat as it is reaching for the lasers. there s no doubt about it - koyote s latest is a triumph from the beginning to the end.
julien sandre and mennie return under their jarau guise this january with the saturn system ep. set for release via visionquests special edition sub-label. julien sandre and mennie return under their jarau guise this january with the saturn system ep. set for release via visionquest’s special edition sub-label. france’s julian sandre and italy’s mennie have both individually carved out quite the career over the past decade with the former racking up releases on blindbox. franck roger’s home invasion and e wax amongst others. and the latter holding a residency at tenax club in italy and collaborating togheter on releases for poker flat and housewax of late. 2017 also saw their collaborative debut as jarau which came courtesy of the revered pleasure zone imprint. now returning for their second ep under this new guise the pair join the roster of visionquest special edition with saturn system and taking the lead is le voyage a snaking journey through billowing synth swells. jangling percussive chimes and organic drums before dubhe strips the vibe back to modulating resonant synths. shuffled stripped-back rhythms and lumpy sub bass tones. adrienne opens the flip side with the focus on a swinging drum groove as airy atmospherics ebb and flow throughout. hypnotize then rounds out the package and as the name would suggest relies on subtle nuances to draw you deeper and deeper into the intricately programmed percussion and smoothly blooming synth flourishes.
maya jane coles ist seit anfang der 2010er-jahre die sensation der londoner tech-house-szene. spätestens seit ihrem debütalbum im jahr 2013 genießt sie internationales ansehen.
sie trat in über 40 ländern rund um den globus auf und ihr hit »what they say« konnte sich unter anderem wochenlang in den top 3 der resident advisor-charts behaupten. zudem kann sie zahlreiche titelstories und auszeichnungen verbuchen. während sie unter ihrem eigenen namen hauptsächlich house-musik veröffentlicht. hat sie sich unter dem alias nocturnal sunshine vor allem auf dubstep spezialisiert.
»take flight« ist coles langerwartetes zweites album. das auf ihrem eigenen label i/am/me als 3fach vinyl-box inklusive downloadcode erscheint.
beautiful melodic driving techno by hiver. especially the title track stands out with a killer remix from jp enfant that adds some bottom weight and masculanity to the original! the italian pair of giuseppe albrizio and sergio caio recently released on belgium s curle label. and this ep confirms their talent. three original tracks ranging from driving techno to electro-tinged broken beat territory. with watery sound design. liquid keys and icy hi hats getting you into a trance. nice!!
noch immer steht der name nightmares on wax für eine einzigartige mischung aus hip hop und soul. aus dub und club-sounds und auf shape the future klingt diese nun schon über jahrzehnte hinweg perfektionierte gratwanderung so flüssig und schlüssig wie nie zuvor. inspiriert von zahllosen dj-sets und studio-sessions in ganz unterschiedlichen ecken der welt. untermauert nightmares on wax mit diesem neuesten sound-update abermals seine ausnahmestellung in der elektronischen musiklandschaft. auf die bereits veröffentlichte erste auskopplung -back to nature-. die mit schamanistisch klingenden vocals die verbindung zwischen mensch und mutter erde adressierte. folgte die brandneue single citizen kane. für die george evelyn als vokalgäste mozez und allan kingdom (u.a. kanye west. flume) an seine seite geholt hat. und die belegt. was für eine reise und entwicklung george im verlauf seiner einflussreichen karriere zurückgelegt hat. indem er noch mehr als zuvor auf tiefschürfenden. in gospel-sounds getränkten hip-hop setzt und seine ganze erfahrung als producer durchschimmern lässt. trägt der neue track noch immer den unverkennbaren klanglichen stempel von nightmares on wax.
doppel-vinyl im klappcover. downloadcode inklusive.
siegmar fricke describes his music as -dynamic dancable collage-pop with a 90s technoid tendency-. the music on this release is made by yamaha sampling- keyboards. yamaha multieffects. synthesizers and 60s magnetic tape recorder. recorded on a four-track tascam tape-machine. from 1987 – 1993 he produced twenty four cassette releases. some on his former label bestattungsinstitut and some on other tape-labels all around the globe. this vinyl is a fine selection of various tapes from 1988 – 1993 slightly edited for club use and remastered by berlin s masterchef kitaro from schnittstelle. heavy underground dancematerial for the first time on vinyl!!! comes with a strong extended dancefloor remix by manfredas.
carl gari is a group of three from munich: jonas yamer. till funke and jonas friedlich. they released their well received and idiosyncratic debut (npr mentioned it as one of the 50 best albums in 2016) on the trilogy tapes. for which they collaborated with egyptian singer and spoken word artist abdullah miniawy. for the second release on permanent vacation they perfected their unique blend of psychedelic ingredients. dubbed out drums. drony sounds and a general hazyness. the mystic chants of abdullah. who is also featured on two tracks. weave themselves into the bands lively sound texture. apart from that carl gari showcase the diversity of their analogue driven and melodic approach to electronic music through four beautifully detailed tracks.
over the course of its 15-year lifespan. truesoul has excelled at giving a platform to the groovier end of the techno spectrum. showcasing releases with everyone from maetrik and cirez d. to hot since 82. reset robot and of course label founder and a&r adam beyer. with his new techno orientated project hyperloop. riva starr becomes the latest esteemed artist to join the label. the lead track resilience is crisp and punchy. and made immediately memorable by the 90s influenced house strings that run throughout. when beyer dropped it during his recent daytime set at sonus festival. it was a stirring highlight. ‘fallen angel is centered around a sublime piano melody and is the kind of composition that was tailored made for a blissful morning set. the vinyl version also comes with an exclusive remix of resilience from terrence parker that is only available on vinyl. offering an effective contrast to the original. man-of-the-moment tiger stripes follows up his excellent body trip ep with a powerful percussive rework of fallen angel . injecting his version with an arabic-flavoured vocal.
2018 repress .how much do you really know about nina kraviz? shes a russian techno dj. an accomplished producer. one of dance musics breakthrough names of the last five years. true enough. but theres so much more to her story than that. shes one of electronic musics most interesting characters. someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one. someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past. yet shes also the embodiment of the future. her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. if that feels very now. kraviz has a lot to do with it. which is why she was asked to mix the latest instalment of !k7s landmark dj kicks series.
a warehouse jive for number 5 on running backs misfit melodies series. introducing new artist and shrinking violet pistachio. ilox cuts house music out of a techno cloth and vice versa. one of three direct cuts between chord memories. distant voices and space echoes. complemented by a drone piece for the times before. after and in-between. classic soundscapes with a modern drive. nutritious as a nut.
LEGENDARY FREAKS IN THE TRASH OF TIME (2X12 + DL CODE
2x12" Vinyl NL08.11.17
five years after the illustrious paranormal soul lp. techno derelict danny wolfers aka legowelt returns on clone with -legendary freaks in the trash of time-. a vivid collection of twelve genre-defying tracks: from late-night hermit house to memphis rap influenced slowjam electro. from amiga 1200 technorave to cosmic spaceweed trance. including the whole universe in between. all blended together in a mix of subdued sensuality and psychedelic splendour. this album is flavoured with legowelt s typical crunchy lo-fi sampler and synthesizer aesthetic. wolfers own hand-drawn sleeve artwork illustrates the album s mood without the need for much further promotional blurb... colourful stories embodying societal malaise and its dwellers - yet with a dash of aspiration. music for misfits. witches. dreamers. cyberpunks. outsiders. geeks. and freaks. legowelt s people.
stuttgart based producer detmolt returns to underyourskin records for his second ep. ‘memories’. on the label this year. the ep’s name giving track is a downtempo synth led pleasant fellow accompanying its listener through the different seasons of the year that are reflected by the various changes of chords within the track that still manage to connected each change in harmony. the ep’s second track. ‘madlen’ is also dedicated to the label’s downtempo sound and starts off with an detailed enriched synth before a nodding bass sets in and defines the groove and pace of the track. in the course of the track the catchy synth is loosend and supported by piano chords as well as diverse soundscapes in the same tonality. ‘kaos’ hits off strong with a lead synth that changes within the course of the track and is subbed by different chords in the treble and bass frequencies to spread its atmospheric soundscapes on all possible musical levels. the ep’s last track comes from paul valentin who remixes ‘madlen’. paul’s approach highlights the given synthchords which are worked into dreamy yet fordward going soundscapes that still keep the original’s downtempo vibe but makes you lose your mind higher spheres.
repress with new tripple gatefold cover + unique time stamp + double sided 12inch inlay . >raw as fuck autistic star trek 1987- misty forests- x-files.- detroit unicorn futurism made on cheap ass digital & analog crap synthesizers recorded in a ragtag bedroom studio on a teac vhx cassettedeck in dolby c with an unintelligible yet soulfull vivacity< legowelt
breaking the boundaries between the new and the old. the first release of half naked dog comes from resa & katu and it’s set to deliver some fresh. old school flavored beats with a smooth touch from vlad dinu on the b side.
debut release heralding from newly sprung. berlin label. temporize. “sounds from an unknown town” is also the debut release from mysterious italian. wrng pattern. promising the directional sound of “electronic productions with no real boundaries in sub genre”. this first release proves true to the labels intentions.
the limited vinyl release features five eclectic sounding tracks. each reflecting a variety of places on the musical spectrum that the label is planning to represent. on the a-side. listeners are presented with a rich uk and jungle fuelled dubby opener “ancient”. followed by the more delicately constructed techno leaning banger. “dip city lights”. pressed onto the underside is intricately the deepest track on the record. “montjua” tipping it’s hat to a more dubbed out electro palate. followed by the deep digging dubbed out charger “grrl skitty up up”. rounding off the release is “bb mix”. a stuttering. pad heavy track with off-kilter beats.
ltd 2017 repress . rest in peace andreas. your music will live on forever. andreas gehm. before his untimely death. announced on his board he wasn t coming back on stage but he had releases in the pipeline of important labels. two of these tracks were meant to involve. tribute to the master of german acid.
IF A DIGITAL RELEASE FALLS IN THE WOODS EP (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D04.12.17
vinyl only. alex took his first musical steps by studying piano and guitar at the young age of 6. his fascination for the more outlandish. experimental side of each instrument corrupted his lessons and sent him down a modular synths and tape loop composition wormhole. years later alex resurfaced. got himself clean and. through connections made while spending time as a vocal audience member (and sometimes uninvited participant) at lyman woodard. phil ranelin. and other tribe- and motown-linked gigs in cass corridor during the mid-1970s. spent time as a session musician for earth wind and fire. chic. and prince. it was only toward the mid-90s he found himself enthralled by the techno and house sounds of detroit and chicago so he went into the woodshed and came out firing electronic salvos.
enau002 brings sweden’s electronic hero hakan lidbo to the forefront with bubbling. percussive electronica in the a-side -sustain-. the b-side offers up a tasty contrast with two heavy hitting house bangers by swedish wizz kid omar santis. the remix going deep. while -smor- opts for the playful mood.
betonkust immediately blended in with the 9300 family and it felt like we ve been knowing each other for years and years. after his characteristic remix on innershades latest ep (aal006). it was only a matter of time before he would deliver his own release on our label. with varied percussions. hard kicks and dark synths. the 0% swing ep brings you back to a time when belgian highways were still lavisly flanked by discotheques and afterhours clubs. an era that counts as one of the most beatiful pages in belgian dance history and of which betonkust probably has more knowledge than most of our fellow-countrymen. all four tracks on this proper release produce a thrilling energy that will bring those sleepy ravers. from the 90 s. back to life.
at the third new interplanetary melodies astral journey stopover. it was mandatory to catch an italian project deeply inspired by the sun ra visionary realm. expressing contemporary trials of hybridising jazz with artful electronica. so ra toth and the brigantes orchestra landed on vinyl grooves for the label. after having previously appeared on the likes of mathematics and berceuse heroique. behind the sound. we find the elusive and unpredictable genius of the well-respected producer marcello napoletano.
nim received the distorted sound signal from napoletano taken over by the egyptian deity born from the lips of ra. who knows if those noises were coming from a parallel dimension. outer space. or some otherworldly sphere...? submerged in dark bottom waters. the stormy waves of the acid sea are made of convulsive afro-flavoured percussion with sharp synths looming out like the ivories of some freakish abyssal creatures.
portland label dark leader returns with three tracks plucked from deep within the underground. acid farm. a local portland duo. kicks things off on side a with -bala 303.- a retro acid piece that embodies the spirit of ritual dance. next. kaliningrad s muzikalist brings us -acid disco valley.- a track that builds and builds to a frenzied reawakening of your inner raver. then on the b side a remix by the one and only black merlin. his take on -bala 303- drags your newly awakened monster into the darkest reaches of the unknown. dark leader 002 is housed in a full color jacket featuring both artwork and design by eric adrian lee. and mastered by timothy stollenwerk.
seeking for a different twist to original tracks. there are not many producers who have not tapped on deetrons talents as a masterful remixer. with more than 200 remixes to his name since his first remix was released in 2000. deetron takes stock and cherry-picks from his vast discography to present re-creation
brand new glastonbury production duo speakman sound team up with frankie forman for the palliative psychedelic dance stylings of latest single warm. warm follows the breakneck success of debut single in flight which became a top viral track on spotify while being touted by key tastemakers including 6music’s lauren laverne. radio x’s john kennedy. soho radio’s eddie temple morris and radio 1’s huw stephens. monki and phil taggart. the latter commendations led to the brothers being offered a slot on the bbc introducing stage at glastonbury for a ram-packed homecoming. brothers todd and guy. the duo behind speakman sound. spent their childhood in the glastonbury area immersed in music through their father. a guitarist in psych-rock scene including bands such as hawkwind. growing into adolescence against a backdrop of rave culture in somerset shaped the psychedelic tinged future bass sound they create in their studio in north london today. warm is a sonic embrace. a trip into the uterine comforts of music. a rolling kick drum structures it. ostensibly four-on-the-floor. but with syncopated fibrillations. the sound of a heart skipping a beat. with frankie forman’s brilliant. mantra-like vocal and tobie tripp’s sweeping strings. warm reminds us of the comfort we find in music. enveloping in its beauty. it’s the latest majestic entry into speakman sound’s unique and beatific body of work. that the speakman brothers are producers in their own right should come as no surprise. having received a start-up grant for a studio in cricklewood. they have built an artistic hub from scratch and are surrounded by a creative coterie of young musicians and talented artists practicing across film and music in north london where they hold regular late-night jams and parties.
seit fast 20 jahren bereichert der brite james holden die electronic-szene mit innovativen. prägnanten und stilbildenden ideen. für sein drittes album versammelt er die liveband the animals spirits um sich herum. um seinem elektronischen sound organische liveinstrumente wie saxofon. kornett oder cosmic-percussion hinzuzufügen. so entsteht ein neuartiger. synthbasierter folk-trance. der elemente wie psychedelia. krautrock. weltmusik und spiritual-jazz mit holdens melodischer stärke kombiniert. damit kreiert holden eine neue genreprõgende form universeller musik. die gleichzeitig flüssig wie lebendig klingt.
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apollo proudly presents a full release of the stunning debut album released by sw. sw s lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements nestles snugly alongside the classic 90’s apollo releases of biosphere and robert leiner in all their balmy glory. originally issued on vinyl only via sw’s own sued imprint. this apollo re-release represents something of a coup in that it’s the first of the label’s music to ever be presented digitally. as a label. sued has formed a reputation for releasing some of the most vital and sought after contemporary dance-floor vinyl. from both sw and svn. as well as collaborations and comradeship with other analogue obsessed auteurs such as dynamo dreesen (who teams up with svn as dresvn). dj sotofett. dj fett burger. pg sounds and club no-no. aka snorre magnar solberg.
more strictly rhythm gold right here. an all-time. hands down. unstoppable classic record from way back - 1995 to be precise. if you don t know this record it s possible you ve been in a coma. living in a cave with no electricity or have literally just arrived here on planet earth. either way. once you hear higher state of consciousness you certainly won t forget it. produced by philly s legendary josh wink and released by the forward thinking a&r team at strictly. at the time there was very little to nothing that even came close to this release. the tweekin acid funk mix being the highlight and the version that caught everyone s ears and captured minds worldwide across radio-waves with endless rewinds on mtv and in the clubs. foreseeing the impending breaks boom that came around in the mid to late 90 s higher state... was one of those rare moments where a record truly transcends genre boundaries and found it s way into dj s boxes and bags on every scene. a mighty. evergreen slab of wigged out. acidic. breakbeat chaos. essential. this one s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster. featuring all 3 mixes. unedited. as per the original release way back when. do not sleep.
time to welcome another newcomer to freerange with a brilliant debut that has already been gaining a lot of interest from early spins. stefano ritteri should be a familiar name to many. having dropped several well-received releases on key labels such as pets. rockets & ponies and get physical as well as his own monthly rinse france radio show. a producer in the old school sense. he has the ability and desire to flip from deep. emotive and down tempo jams to the most impactful. high energy floor fillers. all with a deft touch and unique and experimental spin. the italian producer. now relocated to london. has a studio chock full of vintage synths and hardware outboard which keep him inspired and ensure his output sounds fresher and fatter than most. as can be heard on this excellent two-tracker entitled a different happiness ep.
der in berlin lebende britische dj. produzent und labelbetreiber (infrastructure new york. counterchange). ed davenport. veröffentlicht mit der festnetz ep auf siamese ein wundervolles minialbum mit 4 clubtracks und 2 interludes. dabei demonstriert er eine beachtliche vielfalt. die sich von modernem acid house. trippig. elektronisch und ohne 303 (festnetz) über bezaubernde late-night-deepness (severance) und die in der panorama bar und im block tel aviv getestete geheimwaffe rain bis zum perfekten sunset-track inner sense erstreckt.
airhead has put out some great music this year. kicking off with the radiophonic ice of kazzt for mumdance s different circles and just recently the low slung cristobal on ps records his production chops get bolder by the minute. it s no surprise seeing as he spent much of the previous year producing key tracks for the incredible -1-800 dinosaur presents trim- album alongside bullion and boothroyd as well as regularly touring and writing with long-time musical partner james blake. back with another 12- on hemlock. his first since 2014 s rolling october / macondo this time the sound is dustier. warmer. but packing twice the punch all the while retaining his signature understated wild-man groove. both tracks are capable on dancefloor whilst richly layered. packed with detail and arranged for maximum connectivity with contemporary beat styles such as house. techno and breaks. what happened to ricky martin? shaded is the twisted latin stepper you didn t know you needed. so much. right now. polished drums dug into a tweaky sci-fi soundbed make way for the curveball drop not every dj will be able to style out but those brave few that do will reap the reward. captain. we have an incoming transmission. by now. antipolo will be on the long-range scanners of a several fleets in this sector and is finally ready for replication and deployment. beaming out to the far reaches of the dancefloor we have bass. breakbeats and synth hooks but not as we know it together forming an advanced composite bond of extreme strength and malleability.
oosterwal is digging deep into the foundations right now.hot on the heels of dance mania homage ‘bleep. the rejected co-boss remains focused on the roots with two more chicago-esque floor-heaters that nod to the seminal indelible legacy of trax in their stark. direct ways.
-nemesh is a ravenous wolf. in the morning he devours the prey. in the evening he divides the spoil.- events take a somber turn as moscoman s treisar project edges closer to its natural conclusion with nemesh. the ninth chapter in the treisar series opens
after nearly half a decade since their monumental make it good. dj tennis and fink re-collide on !k7. inspired. recent studio sessions have bore two breathing. sonic landscapes. entitled certain angles. glimmering pianos. droning machines and captivating songwriting take form. wrapping the berlin-based singer’s voice in subtle melancholy. both humbly understated. yet party-ready. certain angles perfectly summarises the life and death founder’s recent etching in the dj kicks stone. dj tennis has also called on four of his most trusted allies to reinterpret the 12′... with four digital-only remixes: the/das deliver a pensive moment of bubbling body music. francesco leali appears with a timeless. genre-bending re-perception as opus 3000. lee jones salutes the faithful dancers. mentrist’s unclassifiable excursion challenges the towering borders of techno.
we are bringing together the creative might of our residents to bring the sound of renate on a double release ep. over the years renate has grown from a impetuous party to a glorious club. the people who came together under her roof and played beats that made bodies pulsate with ecstasy have become benchmarks in the music industry of today. we want to share with you that talent. the second ep is visited by long time renate friends dop. these french guys were there in the first renate party and there techno stylings grace us with a linguistic masterpiece. michal zietara the polish heartthrob turned bavarian hiker is joined by voe the mastermind behind suxul. together they merge to create a drop beat tune. homeboys hadi is the croatians influence by the arab world in a culturally appropriate track that makes you wonder the streets of damascus. leading to mehmet aslan our very own sultan of beats making a sandstorm with this timeless piece.
autotomy is a collaboration between belgium s sleeperhold publications. brooklyn-based musician patricia (max ravitz) and the dutch artist louis reith. this output is the result of a long process of contemplation. discussion and elimination which gave us a record that encapsulates both patricia s sense for hardware production and dance floor rawness. describing this release is not a simple task. so we ll just tell it like it is: it s a record that slows down and. in this process. reveals its mystery. referencing the title of this release. wunderkind max ravitz seems to provide the listener with the possibility of transformation. a way to shed part of your own being.
thomas brinkmann is one of the great producers of techno music and modern dance music. he initially gained notoriety in the experimental electronic music and techno community for his full-length variations of material by wolfgang voigt under his mike ink moniker. and richie hawtin. the variations were made by playback of the original artist records on a turntable of brinkmann s design. which has two tone arms with separate outputs for left and right channels. the turntables were then pitched down from 33rpm to 27rpm and the results recorded and mixed. both voigt and hawtin were sufficiently impressed they released the results on their own labels. since then thomas brinkmann has produced some all-time classic dance tracks. many of which are collected here in what is a personal selection by thomas brinkmann himself. there are unreleased tracks. different versions. and tracks that have never been released on vinyl. a full colour 20-page book with track notes by thomas brinkmann and photos from his personal collection is included. limited edition box. highly recommended! ean4050486123461
eric maltz is a producer from new york city and now resides in berlin. germany. he is a former employee of halcyon records from its og glory days in it s first location in red hook/carrol gardens areas of brooklyn. -eric provided a sofa to me often through-ought my 20 s and vice-versa. we both cared about music above all else- we lived and breathed music- and we helped each other survive when we were penniless - if one was up. so was the other... eric and i were roommates. friends. we looked out for each other in a rough city with tough rules. every time one of us got a job at a restaurant or record shop. within weeks we would have the other working there too. we did that for a decade. we slang records for years at halcyon- a shop on smith street which had a portrait of stevie wonder painted on the front facade- and we threw parties all around brooklyn back then too.. every shitty bar that would have us lol. we were a dope team. he s the only person who has ever touched the third rail on a subway and survived too! true story. so you know i couldn t wait to release his debut lp. proud of this guy- - levon vincent
house for her is a label founding its birth in the need that she s gone had to express his feelings in his mixes and productions. the time came to him. 1 year ago to give the floor to other people. to let everyone build pieces of music around their lived experience. in this release. the four artists came to cover in mist the wax in a cascade of tablecloths sometimes soft and other times more aggressive. to develop a ep rich in questioning. ranging from dance pieces to other more ambient things. linking them together to tell a story. raär and mp-57. as usual. darkened in the pile. revealing brutal tracks but nevertheless completely full of feelings. devant. with a more colorful touch. has come to appease the ep of a piece of a house deep and sexy. endowed with an atmosphere reminding us much nostalgia. and finally entrave. in a final piece. quietly envelops us to finish to walk in this ep. as in a novel. a kind of sombre happy-end.
more rudeness for your pleasure from the co-founder of the permanent vacation kingdom. benjamin fröhlich: one year after the well received first rude movements ep and the accompanied remixes benjamin fröhlich returns for another round. the second part of the rude movements series brings you further adventures into the world of dance music from the past and present. it covers percussive space trance . roaring synth jams to stab-driven and flute-infused house workouts and dubby breakbeat steppers. all happily dancing under one roof.
another piece of the story of the italian scene of the 90 s inevitably returns to shine on flash forward. leo anibaldi was one of the pioneers of the sounds that so influenced and characterized those years. deep. techno and house blend to create unique atmospheres that will never die! big reissue.
ashtrejinkins is a compton based producer and dj. known for his involvement with the low end theory community for years. he has now taken a new form into the world of uptempo electronic music. with his “ fruit in failure ep”. tre dives into the fruit of sound with vibrant synths and wholesome melodies. starting from the deep. into the soulful. and onto the future.
MORA MINN (INCL. GUY GERBER. ACID MONDAY. ELI NISSAN & JENIA TARSOL REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.09.17
the latest release on guy gerber’s successful label rumors is a remix ep of the dying seconds’ song ‘mora minn’. guy gerber himself turns in a dub remix. whilst acid mondays and elie nissan & jenia tarsol’s tales feature on the b side. guy’s remix see the acclaimed dj and producer turning the starting point into a wholly new and original sounding release. the dub mix puts guy’s outstanding production into the spotlight. subtle yet intricate. guy’s take on the record pulls together echoing piano chords. a delicate guitar line and emotive. building strings over a gently propulsive bassline. it’ll be familiar to those who have frequented guy’s famous rumors events series this season. with guy’s road testing of the release prompting many fans to ask what this new. distinctively gerber-stamped track could be. meanwhile. rumors label and events mainstays acid mondays take the track into deeper and darker territory. with a faster paced beat and sub-bass flourishes offsetting trippy vocal samples. two fellow tel aviv talents. eli nissan and jenia tarsol. round off the ep with a rework that matches more of the original’s drums. vocals ethereal piano line with amplified percussion and a dancefloor ready bassline. the ep drops towards middle of a busy season for the label and events series. rumors ibiza has become one of the busiest and most talked about daytime events on the island. with international parties in the likes of la. mykonos. sardinia and. most notably. a london street party selling out within hours. to accommodate his ever-expanding fanbase. guy will be playing a landmark headline show at london’s historic roundhouse on the day after this release.
assemble music brings together four more producers at the forefront of today’s fine minimal/house/electro scene. eklo boss seuil kicks things off with jam. a slowly-unfolding confection of metallic percussion and rolling bass set against a meditative. minor backdrop. his fellow half baked resident robin ordell brings a tipsy-sounding vibe to mobsiw. each element swaying its way around the others in an off-key dance. les points’ barbir adds detroit hats to a no-shits-given breakbeat and suspends it in time. before finally a 4/4 kick comes to put feet back on the ground. finally. traffic founders martyné and jacob draw on more contemporary breaks and electro influences on electronetto. with that laissez-faire swing with which their label has become synonymous.
matt edwards drops his eagerly anticipated debut radio slave album feel the same via his rekids imprint in september. easily his most recognisable nom de plume. radio slave was initially matt s pseudonym for remixes. with early reinterpretations of kylie minogue and new order leading into frequent work for both major and independent labels. he s now indisputably one of house and techno s most in-demand remixers. whilst original radio slave productions have gone on to appear via reputable imprints like running back. r&s. ostgut ton. nonplus and work them records.
joe brings us house/acid/techno riffs with live recorded vocals and gear. joe is a warehouse sound-man veteran of almost 20 years in and around los angeles. after curating. playing and servicing many techno/house/disco/acid events. joe would like to share some notes & texture with everyone. thank you for listening
the memory box parties have been celebrating the classic foundations of acid house for some time. and now they ve launched a label to push their love of squelchy 303 even further. robin ball steps up for the first release with some classic examples of how to ride the well-worn machine and keep it sounding fresh like the first rays of morning through the warehouse window. -acid stomp- needs little explanation - it teases with some subdued 303 warbles before the real meat of the track kicks in and the frequency starts freaking. acid duck is a more reduced affair. while collaboration with neil tibbetts sqolch works a few deep house elements into the mix. mvdc finish the ep off with the abrasive. grungy thrust of back in the dayz
dalmata daniel s next up is a collaboration with the bristol-born „weirdo disco guy- antoni maiovvi and also a contribution of heinrich dressel who is an unavoidable column of rome s electronic music scene. maiovvi s pleasure model project is all about youth – replaced by blade runner-esque replicas. his first release under this moniker was „kendo dynamics- on 100% silk in 2016. it aimed for presenting a persuasive world of fiber optic paranoia and technoid effacement. dd006 is the next level of the concept and the first time on vinyl. the tracks are driven by the characteristic haggard drum machine s sound on side a with a melancholic or dark synth themes what becomes a dreamy melody in the „prism riot- on side b. the remix by heinrich dressel is a turn back directly into the darkness. but it is faster and more like a film soundtrack with his own characteristics. of course. the whole ep has a strong vintage mood and sound. it can be said that update 1.1 is definitely dystopian. coming from the future of our past.
doorly s reptile dysfunction continues to prove itself to be one of the most vibrant and singular labels around. this time tapping up legendary producer jaydee for its latest release. jaydee is a dance music pioneer. best know for the seminal plastic dreams - a track that. somewhat terrifyingly for those who remember it the first time around. will be celebrating its 25 th anniversary next year - he has continued to be a leading light in innovative house and techno productions. releasing on r&s and ellum audio in the last few years. here. he teams up with fellow dance music visionary doorly for a searingly brilliant release on the latter s reptile dysfunction imprint. acid pressure ep presents two original cuts from jaydee. with supporting remixed from doorly and trooko. kicking things off. back into acid opens with stunningly heartfelt pads before building to a killer acid line via shimmering percussion and erotically charged vocal snatches. bring the pressure is more direct: a house roller softened by basic channel-esque chords and with added rhythm courtesy of the accompanying ragga chants. on the remix front. doorly flips back into acid into something far more menacing. with fierce synths stabs and rolling drums creating a head down stomper. while trooko chops back into pressure into pieces. crafting a thumping main room house cut from the constituent parts. complete with an epic. piano-led breakdown.
van abbes fresh no comment release presenting 2 originals. a killer remix by the exaltics and a debut track by pantone 32. it wasnt until she opened the old pocket watch – its timeworn silver surface glimmering slightly in the darkness – that she understood that something was terribly wrong. it was audibly pounding in her hand like some kind of bizarre metal heart. and it was decidedly running backwards. she could not move and she could not take her eyes off the spinning indicators. >stop<. she whispered. then again. louder this time: >stop!<. the watch stopped and fell silent. she exhaled and moved uneasily on the spot. the floorboards creaked. wait. the floorboards? there werent any floorboards in her room. it was all concrete and glass and…. her room wasnt there anymore. she was standing in an old workshop brimming with ancient-looking machinery covered in sawdust. no-one was operating the equipment but their ghostly echoes were still floating through the air. buzzing. hammering. humming – almost melodic to her ears. the pocket watch came to life in her hand. acting as a steady metronome to the spectral orchestra. she wasnt home anymore. but it certainly was.
fort romeaus second outing for running back is another exercise in dance floor synthesis. starting where its predecessor saku left us with the green shimmer of a fairlight. emulators you might have guessed it greets us with the grey realism of an e-mu ii. purchased first by none other than stevie wonder. immortalised in ferris buellers ode to absenteeism and the original loon sampler. there is nothing this machine cannot do for you the same goes for fort romeau. his disco-informed. trance-induced tracks that usually end on a high note. are elevated by ambient soundscapes that end with a bang and sugarcoat your warm-up slots. while bird-heavy bonus beats that stand up on their own or help you out in the mix. nice like a stick of liquo-rice.
hamburgs achim maerz arrives on dba . the title refers to the fast and rough recording of the material. with the aim of catching a mood before process and self-awareness take over. fans of maerz previous releases on the essential wake up! label amongst others will immediately recognise his trademark. ethereal house sound.
the essential uk techno/electronics duo returns after decades! new aural discourse holds four fresh. futuristic and far-sighted british takes on detroit techno by arguably one of british 1990 s electronic musics best-kept secrets. tip!
sound does not usually come from a single source. emotions usually do not come from a single source. the way we perceive is by filtering. within this complex process there are many difficulties to overcome and many discoveries to make. how long is the club inside of you - after you have been inside of him? how do love. soup and beer choices affect your daily life? and what do an island and an airport have in common? by morphing real life situations into musical phantasies mr. tophat tries to find answers to these and many other questions. along the way there is darkness but also fun and hope.