after the first ep. that you must have heard in clubs across the world - laconica is back with its second. as with the first one. this release is all about the three solid cuts. which are made especially for the dancefloors. the first track “who gave you dis” is a deep groove in tandem with whispering vocals and powerful drums. “this for b” is a perfect minimalistic tool for after-hour sets. last but not least. “lil souvenir” (b2) is revolving around the chicago house feeling with some classic vocals in it.
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.
glyn bigga bush has been producing electronic and sample-based music since the early 90s when he formed rockers hi fi. going on to release numerous albums. since the turn of the century he has produced and dj d as biggabush as well as various side projects such as lightning head (sonar kollektiv). the dandelion set (buried treasure) and the magic drum orchestral (tru thoughts). biggas latest project sunken foal stories represents a departure from much of his other work in that it is not primarily based on beats. instead. his working method was to go with fascinating samples. accidental juxtapositions and irregular loops inspired by pioneers of sound such as faust and the audio experiments of julian house as well as early stereo test records. soundtracks and library music.
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!
dropping on rekids this may. butch remixes good luck - basement jaxxs ubiquitous 2004 single featuring lisa kekaula. appearing on kish kash. basement jaxxs third studio album. the unforgettable single was nominated for a grammy in the best dance recordings category and also reached number 12 on the uk singles chart and number 2 on hot dance club play in the us. good luck also featured as the opening theme of 2004 anime movie appleseed. victoria’s secret fashion show in 2003 and 2005. and a version without lyrics was used for the opening sequence of bbc’s uefa euro 2004. real name bü..lent gü..rler. german producer butch has been a formidable force within house and techno for over two decades. enchanting crowds from all across the globe with his technical performances. highly regarded for producing compelling grooves. his releases have appeared on labels like desolat. cocoon. rekids and sei es drum. not to mention collaborating alongside virginia. c. vogt and ricardo villalobos (as butric). receiving regular early support from villalobos. butch has provided three different renditions of good luck and the remix is a rhythmic roller from the off. featuring numerous elements from the original whilst generating a cacophony of percussion as kekaula’s iconic voice is chopped and looped – the result is highoctane and geared for the dancefloor. the dub strips things back. purely using segments of the vocal for instrumental purposes as a whirring bassline joins deep synths and mesmerising effects. tying it all together. the drum tool is a high-tempo percussive cut produced for peaktime dj sets
sintope bosses ntfo return to bondage music this may to deliver a combination of digital and vinyl only productions in the form of their esperantza ep. following an impressive break through year in 2009. romanian duo dani and robert aka ntfo have since gone on to carve out an impressive resume within the world of house. with a series of releases on 20/20 vision. objektivity. diynamic and jargon making up a notable back catalogue. owners of their own sintope imprint. releasing material from themselves alongside the likes of revered parisian djebali and fellow romanian rhadow. the duo have garnered stand out support from ryan crosson. cinthie. vinyl speed adjust and arapu to name just a few. and having recently featured on the labels bondage games compilation in january. here we see the duo deliver a fresh four track ep that s set to become a favourite of many in the months ahead. title cut esperantza sees the duo go to work. fusing rolling. crisp percussion with rich sub-bass. before uppercut interjects. unveiling a production packed full of swing. reinforced by robust drum licks. skipping hats and sweeping synths. on the flip. the first vinyl only cut lux reveals a smooth. stripped back effort. with lush. deep pads floating effortlessly over hazy background textures. whilst the electro influenced avoid closing things out in fine fashion. as trickling lead lines flow amongst and intricate organic percussion patterns across seven minutes
“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.
YOURE SO JUST JUST REMIXES (INC. JOHNNY AUX & EC1)
12" Vinyl UK03.05.18
“today is a good day... rework’s ‘you’re so just just’ formerly released on playhouse is making an exclusive return on leftroom for record store day. one of my favourite records of all time and a firm fabric anthem. i had to ask paranoid london’s johnny aux for a remix and also gave it a go myself with one of my ec1 mixes. there is a limited vinyl run on this so grab it while they are still on the shelves!!!” - matt tolfrey - april 2018
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
acid pauli and nico stojans ouïe label acts as home for left-of-centre music from disparate sources - somehow connected by a thread of hedonism with a melancholic edge. welcoming kerela dust to the imprint. this four tracker showcases the different dance floor shades the label always reaches. kerala dust are a london based trio that owe as much to tom waits as they do to four tet or dj koze. but somehow tread a fascinating line between genres and moods. mixing jazz. indie and the sharper end of the club sound. francescas frames is the perfect introduction to their vibe. ‘maria is augmented with a thick. mid tempo kick and sparse. effective percussion. the clever vocals provide the topping - showcasing the bands pop writing prowess. the track will appear as a single release on 6th aprila accompanied by a music video. acid pauli and nico stojans remix picks up the pace a little. while dubbing out the elements into deep. late night dance exploration. ‘nyla brings a new vibe. deep. pulsing synths and a bubbling baseline accompany the crisp. compressed rhythm track before eds iconic croon arrives to take the track to a new level.
laconic phrases are all about less words and more sense. we use the same principles in our stripped down grooves which are released on fresh imprint - laconica. its all about minimalistic dance-floor tools which were tested in different clubs around the world. from kyiv s closer to concrete in paris.
for a debut ep. label founder alex pervukhin presents 3 different grooves. on the a-side you can find hommie groove. which is an excellent example of a broken-beat house music with good-old airy juno pads. on b side there are two 4/4 tools: bb. which could be heard in varhat’s mix for concrete which was so hyped last year. aa is a peak-time killer with analogue chords and jackin bassline. strong minimalistic grooves - exactly what laconica is all about.
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
pets boot down the doors of 2018 with this generous five track version excursion. five of the label bosss most distinctive and decorated tracks from recent years get the treatment from five fittingly big names. this is how its going to go down… the one and only roman flügel takes the lead with a wonked-out trip down ‘basic colour theory lane. with a sly switch on the kicks and full emphasis on the alien encounter feels. his trippy take on ‘dont sets the perfect creative benchmark for whats to follow. dig deeper for a bumping. stripped back warm and jacking twist of ‘its happening by the currently unavoidable rutilance founder dj steaw while counter records pional breaks down their recent jolt of euphoria ‘rave history and rebuilds it into a slinkier. house affair. repurposing every spine-tingle and skin-ripple greg and voitek coded into the original. deeper again were treated to an exceptional twist of their green velvet collaboration ‘keep on as lawler injects a springy. molten momentum to the elements with a salubriously loopy machine funk feel. finally. for good measure. jonathan kasper wraps up their 2016 spiritual trip ‘elixir with a new sense of conga-riddled. bass-licked momentum. still reaching the highs when you least expect it to. the pay-off keeps giving and giving. a little like this whole ep
hq sleeve with sticker detroit native mark flash aims to create music that moves and it does. mark flashs new release on elypsia records titled corktown ep is full of dynamic beats and melodies. that will awaken your senses and move you to the core.
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. this limited edition bundle includes the vinyl lp plus mc and download code.
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.
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.
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.
>this life< has been a title paolo rocco has been saving for the right moment. as his first ep on his own label. this record brings us back to the early morning after hour 90s rave days. inspired by 909 drum grooves. deep warm pads. and melancholic vox chops. this is paolos definition of house music. with his a2 >doors open< being a perfect opening track. jack wickham and okain remixes complimenting his originals. this record is already going down as timeless.
returning with his signature sound. cuartero is releasing his moon crash ep on the revered hot creations. two high-paced. underground rollers to energise and hypnotise. completed by a masterful groove-heavy remix from dj sneak & tripmastaz. moon crash combines a sturdy. looping low-end and rhythmic. mid frequency percussion. a playful mix of synth and vocal chops. stabs and blips. transform into an invigorating ride. the legendary dj sneak and fellow house gangster. tripmastaz. combine forces on their sp1200 fire mix. turning the original moon crush on it’s head with affected vocals. a rejuvenated bassline and a jackin’ house beat. cuartero hails from malaga. spain. and has been releasing music since 2009 on labels like desolat. moon harbour and saved. in 2015 he was named best newcomer dj at the dj awards and in 2017 he won best tech house artist and artist of the year at the vicious music awards.
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.
weaving the old with the new.
exploring the known and the unknown.
time is just irrelevant.
it’s the journey that matters
stories are forever...
genii’s debut ep on feines tier. we are more than happy to present four tracks by the man from amsterdam who’s also responsible for countless dutch party and festival happenings as well as the productions for electronic live band dialoque. artwork by daniel hageman.
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.
press release black wood 02 javier carballo - morning vibe javier carballo is probably one of spain s most relevant music ambassadors.aceo & founder of under your seat. this canarian artist rides between minimal / deep house and low dub techno. resulting in a delightfully balanced and distinctive style. on this release. javier dives into an elegant and perfect minimalistic loop filled with strokes of house music. powerful dance floor oriented deep tracks. yaya is the hidden gem on the release with an awesome remix. this well known music monster gives us a masterpiece where minimalistic and energetic coexist to perfection.
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 / full 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
techno. disco. italo. electronics. house. library. cosmic and ambient frequencies - these are the bedrocks of the midnight drive ethos and sound. a label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. a label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them.
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.
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.
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.