rare gems is the brand new label run by shaggie. for the first release both originals tracks are signed by shaggie & mario mng with two remixes from teluric and alex tea. played and supported by raresh, barac, janeret, zendid, anthea, john dimas, cristopher ledger, viceversa, jorge gamarra, piticu, romar and many other friends. with love for you.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
northern dj & producer asok returns to lobster following a 1.5 year break from the grind, getting right back in the deep with four deep, brooding club-hitters featuring those trademark ricochet hats, undulating grooves and alien-esque doomed interplanetary atmospheres.
andrew red hand finally joins the lobster main family following on from our cheeky m8y projct 1Ø pills mate plus scorcher releases for mos. the red hand returns with four of his finest works, channeling the spirit of romanian resistance and some serious dungeons & dragons spooky haunted house shiiii on that a-side. elsewhere, chicago grooves overlap with roaring 303 work and drum machine battery. arh staples abound, this is a killer club quartet
the balloonist boys are ready for their first take off. each record comes handstamped, handnumbered and with a unique postcard from the clubs archive of journeys. ltd. to 200 pieces. no repress! - viewed from above all worries lose weight –
vinyl only! for the 3rd release, we are more than happy to welcome the legendary john tejada alongside his forever partner in crime arian leviste. we asked this special duo to dig in their archives and heres what they delivered! 4 old school flavoured bomb tracks!
das debütalbum des londoner künstlers mitch von arx erscheint auf dem berliner project mooncircle und bietet durch four-to-floor beats getriebene soundcollagen die von trips in die schweizer bergweld inspiriert sind und unter einfluss der rauen londoner umgebung im stadtteil hackney fertiggestellt wurden. mitch von arx benutzt diverse -found sounds-, die er über jahre gesammelt hat, sowie eine menge gesampleter gitarrensounds und verschiedene texturen mit einem hang zur unvollkommenheiten im klang, zu verstimmten synths, verzerrungen und störungen. er liebt polytrhythmen und melodische kontrapunkte, wechselt von house zu disco und einer eher melodischen seite des techno. das artwork stammt von jimmy turrell, einem grafiker und videoregisseur mit einer liebe zur handgemachten collages, zeichnungen, siebdruck und malerei, die er mit digitalen techniken verbindet.
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it seems odd that we have to introduce the london mainstay and lion & lamb resident mr. bobby pleasure to the fold, but it is indeed his first solo outing and what an incredible record it is! three originals that blur the boundaries between house and techno whilst maintaining a heavy dance-floor orientation, backed up with none other than a (very) special craig richards remix.
east leipzig theory™ is a electronic music label and a registered product of the east leipzig entertainment group e.l.e.g. which was established in 1991. all rights reserved - offences against the rights will be systematically pursued and penalised by e.l.e.g.
the second dimension ep is the first release of the label and contains four hybrid jams which are between the legacy of dutch west coast, & 90s house. main influences are the hacker, old vitalic, legowelt and bicep. all tracks are made for the floor and dj-friendly - but the last track “sehnsucht” which means “desire” is a refreshing ambient drifter with broken hard-hitting drums and also for easy listeing.
8factor is a german music project from leipzig - he is producing electronic music for 8 years without making official releases. tommy tricker was a former alias which was used for lo-fi boombap instrumentals. one of his most famous instrumantals is called “kommunistische tummulte” which was released on red tape. he is also a big fan of propellerheads software “reason”. most of his tracks contains self-programmed malstrom-synth-textures or processed samples.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
bang! superfiction recordings is back with label bosses italoboyz and blind minded joining forces once again, + 2 sublime remixes by superhot mexican new kid sakro, and legendary house music french maestro dj w!ld. this record, once again, offers a wide spectrum of superfiction’s music taste, encapsulating minimal house - tech sound - deep grooves, all blended in a fresh and modern way. vinyl only.
the first one was already a success... and its successor promises just to be the same: new hot stuff from the city of dusseldorf. once again, versatility is key, with two dreamy yet energetic ravers by dj normal 4 + 4boom & aki aki and one downtempo chugger by kaschiel. get familiar!
crafting his own sound through years of intense musical exploration, the established romanian artist delivers two otherworldly pieces, set as a tribute to his great inspiration and all time classics, swayzak. “love for my teachers” is half naked dog’s second release, featuring vlad dinu and swayzak as the remixer.
it’s been a while since zukunft recordings last release but now they’re back on track with more quality music. pacifica’s “heaven machine” is a beautifully diverse four-tracker lead by the ecstatic and vocal heavy title track.
tracks reminiscent of their first releases featuring lush pads and chords, and crunchy basslines with a strong balearic feel. underproduced house music for rich and important people dancing on yachts mooring off cala comte or illietes in august. or for the rest of us who will eventually get there... repress 2018
the rising london based label is quickly defining his own and unique sound laying down the law with another live jam recorded 4 tracks release by his own boss dothedu. following the success of the first release, senseverse records has came back with lost acids ep, a rough lost minded trip with an unusual sense of refinement. the producer lets the trip s curtain rise with lost acids which takes us to a gloomy hidden place on the edge of the house and techno roots with a banging 909 and crescendo 303 which dives smoothly into the background own producer s voice, colombine acids explores the happier stage of the trip and keeps the sound on the thin line in between the 2 genres with his fat kick and the flying and clashing crashes. the b1 throws us right back deep into the dark with a slowed down and mentally twisted remix by the very well known producer florian kupfer. finally early acids rings down the curtain s trip with some fine classic house music sonorities that lead us to a dreamy and dancy closing.
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep, showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans, this ep is quirky, yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
ELEMENTAL REMIXES EP 1 (INCL RICARDO VILLALOBOS / MASOMENOS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D27.07.18
!! 2018 repress !! after a seven years release break, mambotur take you on a quality journey of airiness. except for the stunning result, there is nothing magical about it, because berlin-based venezuelan argenis brito and chilean pier bucci take nonchalance seriously.
pt.ii sees tale of us collaborating with ovend, a french producer whose only prior output is a pair of eps for amandra s ahrpe label. mathew jonson, hunter/game and keith carnal are also among those making their afterlife label debut, while recondite, woo york and aether are back after previously appearing on the label.
afterlife and tale of us are proud to announcerealm of consciousness-, a 10-piece compilation expanding the afterlife totality into a label. the label and events will complement each other with one aim, to bring the crowd into another dimension of music perception with enthralling production to that ignite the senses.
the first release is coming with 4 high-talented players: skymark, nas1, jose rico and gari romalis. each producer delivers something different on this debut ep, expect crispy acid sketches, running mpc sequences, synths unleashed and a jackin’ low end.
dilated pupils is a collective group of likeminded friends home-based in the netherlands. when forces are joined in one of their many studios each individual brings his own influences and styles to the table. together they share a distinct flavor in productions and raw one-take jam sessions created with the use of analogue machines and often recorded on tape. each of them have their own solo productions as well as other collaborations, but when united as dilated pupils they prefer to be known jointly as one entity with their own unique and distinguished sound. since 2014 the group has developed an interesting and widespread discography with releases on labels such as fear of flying, sol asylum, mode of expression, tabla, music is art, dorcas, make sense and mayak.
MINUTES OF SLEEP (2018 REISSUE)(2LP, GATEFOLD+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl +mp3 UK15.06.18
2018 reissue of the classic, now in hq gatefold sleeve! original cover art, carefully remastered 2lp from original tapes + bonus download! following in the wake of *leland* (2012), the critically acclaimed full length debut by label founder francis harris, scissor and thread is proud to announce the release of his anticipated sophomore lp, *minutes of sleep*. the album is a further foray into harris signature blend of house, modern classical, shoe-gaze and noise which is the artists most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
sheri vari’s ‘despertardamente ep’ serves as the label’s debut and also the artist’s first time on wax. having released fine digital eps on tomorrow is now kid! and portuguese outfit labareda, and with another 12” prepared for finale sessions us, sheri vari is one of the most exciting dj/producers in portugal right now. her name is mariana, she’s in her twenties and she’s addicted to her pair of korg electribes. with them, she pumps out funky, deep, nasty and unpretentiously groovy club tracks, the likes of which you may check out on this debut ep
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape, its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer, translating its findings into music and movement.
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek, a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai, a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance, electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works, like the swooping joy of yokai, are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines, crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
efficient space is honoured to share the little-heard recordings of three yolngu songmen from northeast arnhem land - bobby bunnungurr, jimmy djamunba and peter milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with victorian musician peter mumme. yolngu are the indigenous peoples of arnhem land in northern territory, australia, their clans are the marangu and malabirr, the languages djinang and gannalbingu. their songs are of instruction, story and ceremony.
2018 repress with 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
it s time for a fresh new release from the apollonia stable, and this time around we unveil four groovy gems from shonky and tolga fidan working together for the first time, giving us a winning combination and one which is sure to satisfy fans of both artists. the first track dynamo sets the tone for the ep, the bassline has a deadly groove, while playful effects dance around at the top end creating an immersive atmosphere. intergalactic vibes. after that comes bastille , which features a similarly jaunty rhythm with a variety of bleeps, chirps and twangs layered on top on each other to give the track its depth and character, while a menacing b-line does its dirty work in the low end.on the flip we get micro-ondes , a mysterious into the undiscovered lands of planet funk. you feel as though you ve been transported to another world, where warped creatures lurk, calling out for your attention. as for the bass, its rhythm is utterly contagious. finally americana completes the collection, maintaining the unusual use of sound prevalent throughout the ep it utilises a myriad distorted instruments. support in the low end comes via a tough, punchy bass riff.
a new optimo music disco plate and the debut release from feon. when these tracks first came my way i instantly knew they were ripe for a release on the label. original, idiosyncratic, full of imagination and featuring a couple of dancefloor hits, how could i resist? ’also, “the sun is high” was surely destined to become a sun-blissed summer anthem.
special release alert - vinyl only / limited edition!
super dope debut from this new producer straight from ireland. we welcome jared aka btu who joins the family business. jared delivers a pulsating and emotive track, a stellar house journey into the mind. he is accompanied by the one and only, pépe. he delivers colorful track that picks influences from miami bass and electro, super silky and strong as always.
after a quiet year jan hendez is back with new textures for this 4th output on lumbago’s imprint. this release, built around different construction and moods, welcomes 3 originals and a clever equation of those joints by the infamous professor le loup. welcome in the geeky cave! a1 is composed of strong, deep basslines that melts with beautiful synths and twisted rhythms that will bring you directly to space. a2 jan hendez achieve a really interesting mix of his influences with a track that we have difficulties to categorize, breakbeat oriented, also electro, but with his minimal touch. ravy and deep. b1 is the more housy oriented, a great tool for djs with a good drop of acid on the middle. b2, le loup used elements of the three originals to mastermind a clever track between minimal house, and electro.
azzur owner, melokolektiv returns on galaktika with his first solo vinyl ep on the imprint where are you earth? a side brings three amazing original tracks to the table made of synthetic melodies, spacey beat and acid basslines. control the night and how to be drawn will, with no doubt, pleased the dancefloor while where are you earth presents something deeper and melancholic. on the b side, we are happy to welcome two of our all time favorite producers. first, langenberg, who offers us a sublime reinterpretation in the line of his deep and organic releases on liebedetail, drumpoet community and poker flat. then, uk legend mark e who delivers a functional, raw and hypnotic reinterpretation. definitely something which will please djs. timeless!
greenvision is the collaborative brainchild of two esp institute artists, juan ramos and luca trentini aka trent, both longtime fixtures of berlin’s infamous playground known as cocktail d’amore. separately, these two explore their own very personal avenues of expression, putting their time in the trenches and endlessly polishing their works (this makes juan’s third release with the label), but when their efforts overlap we’re gifted a view into their uncanny synergy. juan and trent channel an exorbitant amount of smoke-fueled creativity, building layers upon layers into music so dense that the bulk of their studio time might then be spent navigating and formalizing their output into tangible tracks. greenvison’s collective debut with the esp institute showcases three intense cerebral workouts, banana paradiso, rambutan and the color of maracuja, an array of experiments pulling from all the corners of the duo’s imagination—it is disorienting, cacophonous, introverted and psychedelic, but at the same time playful, melodic, euphoric and undoubtably arresting—guaranteed to induce hallucinations under proper circumstances. we welcome the induction of greenvision to the esp institute, and with us as your guide, we welcome you to accompany on our descent into their abyss. try not to get lost.
JEAN LUC GODARD REMIXES (RICARDO VILLALOBOS REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK15.05.18
audio-visual artists soundwalk collective were granted exclusive access to the personal archive of the groundbreaking filmmaker and present their ambitious new album and remix ep: what we leave behind. the nyc and berlin based group were invited to aurally explore the archive of the seminal french director jean-luc godard and release their interpretations in an innovative new album what we leave behind. drawing on godards personal collection of shot film, reel- to-reels and historical ephemera, the recordings reveal the moments before and after the camera rolls, from stage directions and on-set asides to rehearsals, false stars and outtakes.
limited edition vinyl with cd-copy of the album included.
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat, where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project, leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda, reboot, be svendsen, dosem, chus & ceballos, and many many more.
fresh from classic releases on connected with ‘lust’ remix and ‘drained’ ep from david mayer and the sublime l.d.o.e. (aaaron &deckert) remix from floyd lavine, this time they team up for their own release, and its special!
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat, where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project, leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda, reboot, be svendsen, dosem, chus & ceballos, and many many more.
losoul returns to action with his first long player in almost ten years, and delivers a stunning collection of compositions for the hypercolour released island time. otherwise known as peter kremeier, the german producer has mesmerized us for many years with his organic and emotive house music, largely released on the influential playhouse label, but of late has seen him release singles for karat and tardis records, as well as his very own another picture label. fans of losoul wont be disappointed, as a diverse yet utterly familiar sound aesthetic pours out over the albums seven tracks in his own inimitable style. the jazzy broken beats of gold tooth shine with their micro-sample chops, whilst mean time is a dense and dubby slow stomp, teasing the drums with space echo and injecting sparse bass work where it matters. inventive, spongy house grooves are delivered on boppin lower and square down smoother whilst the album closer, lava in you is a master class in ambient sonics and shimmering keys over a lo-fi swinging groove. its been over 20 years since losouls signature single open door, and the german producer continues to pour out honest and rewarding music.
producer and vocalist kevin knapp delivers his killer new single blah blah blah, returning to the hot creations fold after last years vocal feature on jamie jones positive pressure. here, jamie returns the favour, partnering with another label favourite, detlef, to supply a monster of a remix. finding time in his hectic schedule of touring the world, running various record labels and his paradise parties, jamie jones teams up with one of his paradise residents detlef to deliver an audacious remix, perfect for the twilight hours. hardy percussion, acid blips and pulses meld together to form a bolshy, no-frills remix. greek artist detlef shot into the limelight in recent years with releases and remixes on labels like hot creations, relief, knee deep in sound, moon harbour, and defected. kevin knapp gained attention with a string collaborations with audiojack (gruuv, 2012), matt tolfrey (leftroom, 2012) and his debut hot creations cut with richy ahmed (2013). a prolific producer and featured vocalist since 2011, kevin has released on the likes of hottrax, crosstown rebels, dirtybird, mother recordings and more.
POLITICS OF DANCING CRXSS DJEBALI & FRANCK ROGER (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK30.04.18
the boys from politics of dancing records launch their new imprint, p.o.d crxss. it s a label of collaborations, of paths crossed, it s about friendship, having fun making music with each other. the first release is understandably done by parisian artists, as djebali, franck roger and politics of dancing have been long time friends, deejaying together for years. the result is two quality deep house tracks, cut for dance floors, one track pressed on each side of the vinyl for maximum dynamics and dj friendly use. friends, music and party, thats what it s all about.
rising greek producer g.u.s steps up on equivalence with some pumped up vintage techno sounds that take more than a few cues from the uk.shelf cloud strikes a fine balance between tough and dreamy, using a twitchy set of drums moving at a decent pace and flooding them with atmospheric pads and a slice of vocal that forms a central hook to the track. halo goes even deeper into british territory with its chopped up breakbeat funk calling to mind the dexterous sample magic of stasis, and then haze phenomenon heads into deep tech house territory riding a pumped up shuffle beat and swooping pads.
mayak’s first part of their anniversary release continues to balance between deep and minimal house. for the a-side, the much promising noah skelton delivers a 12-minutes deep house saga, and for the 14 minutes remix on b-side we invited a legend - kamran sadeghi - who makes a sophisticated groove to support the great afterhours vibe.
chris weeks has been building up the kingbastard catalogue for a long time now, generally taking a self-reliant approach in the underground electronica scene where cd-r releases reign supreme. hes been a key figure on ambidextrous since the label launched back in 2008, and now he s committed to wax with a range of crunched up leftfield sonics for the machine-loving crowd. anxiety is a melodic cut with a house-minded structure, but theres a lot of production acrobatics and compositional swerves taking place within this framework. scatterbrain is more overtly out there, tapping up the kind of heavily processed sounds that producers like paradroid have championed in the past. data loss strike a heavy blow somewhere between dubstep and electro, and data ctrl ups the tempo for a rabble-rousing exercise in mind-bending machine music
this fourth vinyl is divided in 2 parts, the first one collects the recording that begun, a viracocha, used to thank the nazca people. his cargo cultois a record, a journey, a chapter narrated through 2 original songs that are completed by 2 remixes, the first one by the magic viracocha el búho, and the second by viracochas klik & frik
last spotted on correspondants fourth annual collection, jennifer cardini and noura labbani return to yovavs majestic slice of cold wave theatre running wave and develop its universe on their ever-bubbling dischi autunno imprint. still as epic and dramatic as it ever was, its narrative is now galvanised by a typically dynamic edit from gerd janson (who also remixed yovavs last single on correspondant), three originals and one remix. railroad is an animated chip-like adventure with layers of leads cleverly interlaced around the lolloping lofi kicks file detective plays the consummate creeper as a slinky metallic beat suddenly melts into a sleazy, sneaky lead that keeps peeping over its shoulder space work closes the show on a cosmic high with such a strong emotional pull it could make sabres of paradise blush while brassica add crucial footnotes with uptempo breakbeat remix so elastic and euphoric it could flex a bicep or two. stunning, immersive and truly singular no one is doing it like yovav right now.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s, the name of geiger, alias nass, shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music, sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys, alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it, geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe, ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
rico casazza is an electronic producer, dj & teacher, based in london. having produced music for over 11 years, he has established a solid musical identity with releases on labels such as soma, archipel, plastic city & wiggle. following his killer “they move fast” ep on beef last summer, we now welcome him back for his first 12” with us. the productions are unique but you can tell they are from the same magical casazza signature ... raw acidity, enslaving basslines and subtle percussion. the ep kicks off at a measured pace with “yurican”, whose self-assured acid line sits wonderfully alongside the track’s reflective atmospheres. “argue” then evolves this acidic energy, still praying to the sky but pumping its fist higher than before ... laying the patchwork for the final original on the 12”, the euphoric dance floor obliterator, “macabre”. to finish, bringing your heart rate down with caution, dirscen has provided a drugged out remix of “end 2016”.
our new muna musik 007 sounds like if all 4 artists were sitting on a table checking together sounds and how they can create a journey together. never before we had soundwise one direction of grooves with deep and surprising synths and spinning voices around the dancefloor like on this new various artist. cinthies hurt me, hector coutos ciroco, christian burkhardts hola & luca donzellis not ordinary are made for dancefloor lovers with a smile in their faces and enough energy to dance the whole night.
very limited repress. long awaited amazing longplayer by jay bliss! after a few years of releasing quite a bunch of eps on various labels, jay bliss has pulled down the throttle for a while. this doesnt mean that he took time off from the studio, on the contrary, he perfected his signature sounds. spending time to bake his own imprints aswell, its only natural that his first lp will see the light of day on stomping grounds. lush and organic pads, playful textures and attention to details are the building blocks of this introspective work, divided into 6 pieces. in perfect tune with the acoustic aesthetics, max binski creates a clean, yet beatiful peace of artwork. vinyl only.
a true lynchpin of the detroit underground. sharif laffrey has been producing music & djing internationally for over 20 years. sharifs participation in detroits early rave scene during the early 1990s led him to music, djing & organizing underground loft parties. sharif became part of detroits submerge squad as he worked & lived in its storied 2030 grand river avenue headquarters working for mike banks as an operative for underground resistance & submerge. and dance is the debut release on laffreys own record label special forces. a workout of a jam that along its 14 minute long route undergoes transformations. cryptic spoken vocals and sound for dance.
headphoniq drops an amazing album from the creator of the warp remix! ilo fuses together a raw mix of deep house, jazz dub, disco & detroit techno! imagine derrick may, maw, bjork, kraftwerk, carl craig, pepe bradock & roy ayers make music together & you come close to what the sound of this is.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul is at the helm for the first volume.
tomahawk’s fourth release finally lands with the debut ep of german talent jurchen. highly influenced by 80’s rough electro, house, jackin’ and techno sounds, this raucous 4-tracker launches us on a breakneck journey into interstellar space.
people you may know is the alias of phran and ylia when they work together. both share a love of experimentation in dance music and improvisation in the creative process. they use drum machines, synthesisers and all kinds of pedals to arrive at the intersection of humour, psychedelia and the most hedonistic dance.
a four track ep from slum village co-founder, former bling47 label boss and current head of the dirt tech reck label, waajeed. the detroit native has worked previously with theo parrish, mad mike banks and amp fiddler, and in 2017 held a residency at detroit love parties across the globe. ‘mother’, featuring detroit singer-songwriter steffanie christi an, is driven by an arpeggiated synth lead above shuffling percussion and heartfelt vocals, whilst ‘earth’, a collaboration with the enigmatic blaktony, takes a moodier turn with stripped back drums and syncopated keys. ‘obba’ rides a melodic bassline into the cosmos, whilst ‘frances’ offers a soothing dose of otherworldly disco funk. additional mixing on the ep was provided by planet e head carl craig
lobster theremin finally welcome back one of the original lt fam, with imre kiss taking the reigns for a full on raw-power white label. with two lucid and hazy releases for lt in his wake, plus an excellent contribution to the proto sites catalogue, imre finally returns with a rough and overdriven in-the-dance ep of floor-crushing fire.
nick anthony simoncino is synonymous with the revival of italian house music over the past five years or so, and so it feels right for him to be delivering this album to vibraphone. of course, simoncino has more than enough skills (and hardware) to make something truly special, and that s apparent from the opening strains of -mystic adventures- onwards. there s a sense of urgency and mystery woven into tracks like -righteous rule-, where haunting leads wobble over sizzling drum machines, and the overall mood is redolent of 80s soundtracks mixed with the uneasy side of chicago house music. maintaining a punchy finish throughout and constantly reaching for the spooky side of machine soul, simoncino has more than delivered for the legendary italian label.
stunning new album from chicago’s finest electronic futurist hieroglyphic being, aka jamal moss, newly released on soul jazz records. this is his third album for the label, following on from the acid documents (2015), and african with mainframes (w/ noleian reusse) k.m.t. (2016). limited edition of 1000 copies on double 12 inch vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
BEESLE & THE BEAUTY EP (PATRICK KLEIN RMX / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl (180g / ) D15.03.18
side a: beauty and the beast sipping a cup of tea on a magic mushroom, groovy baby
side b: a red light special, take off your clothes, bendover and let the music fill u up! if thatain t enough - u got another one cumin!
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.
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
green village has already proven itself to be a trusted outpost for all kinds of adventurous souls in the us house and techno game. transmitting out of jersey city, the label now invites ali asker to serve up a mixed bag of treats. standards heads into classic electro territory, while concatenate swerves into strange, fractured lands somewhere between deepest techno and outright tropical ambience. ascent is a celestial soarer, all achingly beautiful arpeggios and sub bass pressure, which dj spider then drags into one of his knotted grooves. patrice scotts version is understandably lighter, favouring his trademark strain of soul-stirring deep house as a framework for whispers of the original to dart around
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.
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.
special 4x12 inch containing four classic releases
esc003: eddu reig - retro auditive (electro scene)
urbana028: edu reyes & danny ortega - only one (urbana)
leb004: planet funk - confusion (leb)
leb006: kamasutra - a closer love (leb)
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.
limited to 100 copies - vinyl only! comes in tartan fabric cover (all different!) and an orange silver-screen printed cardboard poster.
oto casa discografica celebrates italy’s hidden treasure and hometown: bologna, the city that gave birth to the most creative italian cultural movements since the mid sixties. contemporary art, comics, design, music… you name it, we made it before, better and wilder!
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.