tikita welcomes neel for a first release in collaboration with label mainstays natural/electronic.system. the four tracks here cover deep. rolling. dubby tribal techno. the opener is sparse and dark. gracida is more urgent and alien with watery droplets and wet melodies. then sinistra is mind melting and loopy techno that takes you into the cosmos. last of all. percussiva has supple jeff mills style synths warping round each other as heavy drums pound below. it is brilliantly consuming techno from some of the best in the game.
it shouldn’t come as a surprise that applescal is the next in line for a release on dgtl records. seeing as he has been part of the crew since day one. with multiple appearances at their shows to his name. the atomnation label-head crafts out three tracks all coming from one single studio jam. aptly naming them harmony one. harmony two and harmony three. the record is a special one for applescal himself as well. as it’s his first full ep in two years.
introversion created a name for himself with his remarkable debut with the first record on the label. the record is still in rotation today. and surely will be part of the rave scene for a big timespan. he is back with a complete 12”. providing his ravy personal sound reminiscence to the 90’s. now more than ever the artist is defining his own sound. creating a new window following the old and good roots.
martyn releases new album voids. his first for ostgut ton over the past year. dutch-born. washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack. martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling. unpredictability. melancholy. sci-fi. polyrhythms. texture. ecstatic moments. detroit. interlocking percussion and bass. however. the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 . covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough. isolée. oliver deutschmann. ed davenport. aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
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.
no moon blends electro. breaks. acid and uk bass into a forward-thinking club ep for the 7th release from berlin based collective. mechatronica.
opening with “sirens”. the a-side plunges straight into deep and breaky sub-domains. before sliding on to the brighter and melodic. but equally heavy workout. “bathtub dub”.
on the flip. electro and uk bass come together on gloomy tool “where am i”. before “acid ix” finishes off the record with a blissful. distorted acid frenzy for the floor.
melodic echoes drift through the stereo panorama like ice cubes orbiting through the hi-proof universe of a milky cocktail. between them stretches the intricate tick-tock of a liquified clockwork. markus homm and benny grauer sculpt their compelling grooves from the hard. repetitive substance of techno - but eventually their productions have a round. organic elegance that is reminiscent of mushrooms sprouting amidst the sparkling dew of a early morning meadow. the perfect sound for this listening experience comes from a 10” vinyl. whereas the digital counterpart of the ep comes with an exclusive third title.
in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
for our fifth release we invited four of our favorite producers to take turns in remixing ken karter’s latest ep on our label. stanislav tolkachev. inland. alfredo mazzilli and array access all managed to apply their own characteristic sound. resulting in a remix ep that could not be more versatile.
emmanuel top has been releasing belter records ever since he first emerged in the early 90s. in recent times the paris based artist has done several heavy hitting singles with a number of respected labels. m10 is a special 2 track record that has two version of the sought after “festival suicide” record that popped up in many dj sets over the last year. while the closing night mix (a-side) is a gloomy. yet staggering work of low-down techno. the opening night mix (b-side) is a based on a soaring lead sound that serves as the back bone of this anticipated 12”.
p.e.a.r.l. returns home with this brand new ep. after some exquisite releases in his very own falling ethics label it’s time for a new adventure in our label. sergio’s sound has a distinctive raw and dry appeal. focusing in sound sculpture and direct grooves. always pushing the edge of his equipment. using just the necessary elements. away from saturation and trendiness.
thoughts towards change. evolution. learning from mistakes. take advantage of the time that we have ahead of us as an opportunity for development. to be who we want to be and not necessarily who we were yesterday. having absolute control over our subconscious and unconscious mind will allow us to achieve success.
for its third release. here to hell welcomes melbourne (via adelaide) veteran. rambl. and his incredible groover “doss”. this third release on the label happened purely by surprise. and what a discovery! the track itself is no accident. but the signing took place after a chance encounter. richard campbell aka rambl. who is one of melbourne’s best and most consistent djs since the last two decades. had developed a small cult following of viewers via facebook. where he had been providing live video coverage of australia’s wild weather in a kind of comedy-weatherman format. once these updates caught our attention. the magical facebook algorithm placed all of his content at the top of our feed.
“map out consciousness through corporeal and dense music.”
ethereal. hypnotic and deep textures coexist on heavy and good composed grooves. making the first installment of this catalogue a new identity. for a long time researched. of the artist.
turquoise. that is turkuvaz. is a french-origin word inspired by the color of the mediterranean. located within the borders of turkey. meaning. blue is the color that plays the green. at the same time it is relative. because both colors are in it. if you love blue you will see blue. if you love green you will see it green. it means heaven and earth. the eternity is turquoise...
we present to you a disc signed by paulie jan that allies power and emotion. tension and sensuality. carried by two remixes from electronic music references cassegrain and blndr. vinyl comes in squared quadri sleeve.
international deejay gigolo records are releasing a remix compilation of dj hell produced experimental track wir reiten durch die nacht. taken from his 5th studio album zukunftsmusik. this release features remixes of internationally renowned artists adriatique and coyu. first up is adriatiques remix. a reflection of their own interpretation of electronic music with a strong and playful vibe. coyus remix is a dancefloor ready interpretation of the original cut. with a decidedly more pumped up and dark atmosphere.
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv. magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions. he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha. d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample. twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks. escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights. which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly. never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
mark du mosch. credit 00. william the squid. jared wilson and eluize join on pt. 2 of this year s war child fundraiser from craigie knowes. acid. house. disco-vibes and dreamy electro sounds across this awesome 5 track ep - the second instalment of the two-part series.
hamburgs saviour of the reeperbahn darkness. la belle dame sans merci from the notorious golden pudel club. her menacing and ruthless sound strongly reminiscent of beverly hills 808303/interr-ference from the hagues sinister 90s .. ltd 2018 repress
charlois welcomes back label inaugurator dollkraut. this time in company with de ambassade. the label grants permission for them to share this 10 and create their own world. so they can coexist and share stories about lost love. condolence and isolation. on the a side they come together in a dark room anthem about sex. lust and worship. it oozes with cold. heart-stabbing melancholia. yet carries the artists idiosyncratic warm and crunchy sound. the flip side scratches open the wounds left by the first song and sees dollkraut drop his soft touch. what follows is a hypnotic voodoo track. summoning dark spirits with unsettling synths. shamanic vocals and tribal jewish harp.
when harold boue aka abstraxion invited fantastic man into his studio after playing together the night before he didnt knew he was planting the seed for a new project. as he recalls. it was a day of intense sun in marseille with not enough sleep. but the result was so great that it inspired harold to work on new tracks around the idea of creating music to reflect his city: a bit rough. but luminous and influenced by elements of mediterranean. african and northern european cultures. this has translated into a heavily percussive sound. in which tribal disco grooves invoke the spirits of voodoo-techno. three cuts driven by warmly distorted rhythms. bursts of primitive drums. rubbery synths and uplifting chants that overall feel like the first sunrays after an excursion through a dark cave: both blinding and blissful. the projects name is a tribute to the astrological sign of harolds son. who was born at the same time as the music on the ep. it was the definitive signal he needed to convince himself it was the right time to start something new and different. and an event that for sure helps understanding the vibes that this music transmits: as pure. fresh and powerful as only a new beginning can be.
insula records returns to the shelves with a brand new ep by 3kz. a unique collaboration between the gifted italian producers z.i.p.p.o. & kaelan. the record lifts off with outta here . a journey into other heights with glissandi melodies rising over arpeggiating sequences to a solid driving techno track that is functional. spot-on material for the floors. this side is complemented with urban jungle . a clear-cut heady track with upfront drum programming that leads to a driving atmosphere. the b-side is something special and is fully covered with the 15-minute spanning title track d50 tears . this beautiful washed out ambient arrangement. full of emotion and soul. channels the mind to other places. a cinematic masterwork that shows the sophistication of 3kz in full depth
enter the winking ship and go on a journey through the half-human-half-hyper-reality of david goldberg. emo serialism is a sparkling macrocosm of breakbeat wizardry. technoid trance. robo emotion and versicolour ornamentation. the eponymous first track with its safe ground baseline is the cotton wool of the ep. the galaxy’s aether and the joyful opening ceremony of this planetary feast. baseelmnt64 rings out! the stars align and the tournament begins. lightyears later. hobbling yet graceful konradichtion 101 is the daring darling of the public. thus emerges victoriously. and the moral of this story is made for / left for blank.
for its tenth anniversary. killekill decided it is worth to resurrect the main label and bring it back in full effect with another compilation of tracks by our beloved family members. favorite artists and bestest friends. cat. number 020 was never released. and we thought. this celebratory occasion was perfect to fill that gap. so everything is cleared. and we can step into the next decade. we start off with a track by mmm. the legendary duo consisting of fiedel and errorsmith. known for pushing the boundaries with every of their very rare releases. this one is an extremely simple. but effective weapon to destroy all dancefloors with its slightly loutish appeal. neil landstrumm got together with brian rays and produced a bleeper hit with catchy vocals. we don t know who the lyrics refer to. but they definitely express a punky fuck-off attitude. which we are missing a lot nowadays.
emile facey (plant43) has been at the forefront of electronic for more than twelve years. during that time the british producer has released on a host of seminal labels. expanding his style and sound in new directions. although plant43 is typically classified as a purveyor of electro. behind those driving rhythms and steely percussion a tenderness has always been present. an emotion expressed in lilting melodies and complex harmonies. it is these melodies and harmonies that come into focus on plant43s debut ambient album. on from deep streams is a rich and textured tapestry of synth work. a soundtrack that organically unfurls from nightime woodland walks and city stargazing to mindful solitude. the eight tracks offer the listener a calming journey into stillness. an excursion through gentle audio currents and a moment to pause and take in an inspiring vista of sound. recorded over the space of 3 months. this album gives the quiet. the subtle and the sometimes underappreciated centre stage whilst casting light on yet another side of emile faceys ever-evolving musi
next up on tel-aviv s parallax record is matushka s debut ep meta . meta is a varied minimalist techno ep showing matushka s range of production styles. with bits of braindance polyrhythms on top of industrial techno grooves. yet always understated and subtle in it s development.
6 track robotic electro compilation on pulse drift records. six likeminded artists from germany. the netherlands. england. denmark and the u.s. synchronize artificial signals to unite into this transmission. all stylistically different yet still pulsing on the same wave length. good stuff!
who do you go to for your very first session when you have just been gifted your very own top-flight ‘stradivarius of synth based studios’? enter ‘the grid’ ... mr david ball: one man band of pioneering electro-pop distorters soft cell. part time psychic tv personality. film soundtrack composer and all round synth afficionado & richard norris: eclectic beat-meister & ambient dj. record producer. commited psychedelicist from ‘beyond the wizard’s sleeve’.
voronoi new release explores how sounds behave in aseptic experimental environment to discover a new present of digital fantasy. - a work of precise and complex sound design that looks over the techno-scientific contemporary from a positive angle. - includes extended re-work track by jesse osborne-lanthier who reassembles vis-viva’s sonic materials into his unique style. - riyl: mark fell. lee gamble. gabor lazar. mesh. yves de mey..
this mirror-like musical progression starts with lots of dynamics and harmonies which then continue with a more sonically tranquil section while heading towards a dynamic ending. thus completing the symmetry and binding both parts in a seamless album.
welcome to binary soulcode records. a label who is born for the love for the classic sounds of detroit techno and chicago house. always looking for new ways of expression in both electronic styles and never forgetting the innovation that both styles ment since their birth in the beginning of the 80 s.
the hotly tipped uk artist makes his debut for drumcode s vinyl only off-shoot. focused on showcasing cutting-edge underground techno. adam beyer s always got an eye on the future when curating drumcode ltd. with impressive releases on tigas twin turbo and dense & pikas kneaded pains imprint. 24-year-old billy turner piqued his interest with his accomplished productions that belied his tender age. taking inspiration from the likes of marcel dettmann. truncate and planetary assault systems. turner s four-track debut dont talk to me about style was birthed in his home studio throughout 2017. the industrious brit delivers a powerful peak-time ep of nocturnal techno that moves between different moods. the title track pops with a thick grinding bassline and trippy synth effects. before escape envelopes you into a subterranean world. diodes follows. a fantastic slice of electrifying techno that bucks like a rodeo bull. the ep concludes with the blazing tunnel. that makes its mark with deft drum arrangements and a piercing call-to-arms siren.
tm404 & echologist (aka andreas tilliander and brendon moeller) return with their second collaboration. this time including a remix from another standout dub techno artist in vril. the infiltrated ep has two boomy. 4x4 rollers on the a-side. vrils broken-beat. ethereal version on the b1 and lastly the title-track. a twisted stream of grainy modulations.
after strong releases by jerome sydenham. guti. martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers. here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums. lush strings to give us a straight up. classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back. refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
sad girl delivers her first ep on mary black. nyx is the personification of the night and was born out of chaos. a shadowy figure like the mysterious sad girl herself. standing at the beginning of creation. nyx mothered aether (brightness). hypnos (sleep) and oizys (pain). being the titles of the three original tracks. keith carnal did a fantastic remix of oizys on the flip and completes this dreamy yet forceful trip from the darkness into the light and back into black
following on from his debut with adult only last year. pierre codarin returns with the ‘blue planet’ ep. a three track collection of analogue funk cooked up fresh in his laboratory. pierre run his own self-titled label and has been pushing his own brand of detroit and uk-influenced techno for several years now. earning himself a strong rep on the underground. with his return to adult only he brings a deep. yet groovy and rich sound to the label and we’re pleased to have him back.
oscar mulero s contribution to the token catalogue goes all the way back to 2008. the new electric shades ep opens and closes with sci-fi theatrics also operates with the solid functionality of mulero s earlier work. the voyage is agitated and bleepy while heavy roller signal trace plays deeper with similar themes. triad and extension too are weighty highlights. affording the record plenty of utilitarian benefit for djs and home listening enthusiasts alike.
fold edition. -the wait is over as we finally have a new release ready by one of the originators of icelandic techno. it s been a while. but worth the wait - as he delivers a straight-shooter. destined to find place in the record bags of all serious djs for years to come. the ep consists of four dub-influenced techno tracks - each one exploring the depths of sonic and emotional landscapes. some might even say glacial and atmospheric. yet perfect for a late night spin at the clubs. thule records is considered by many to be a pioneers in the field of dub-influenced techno music and was a starting point for many of iceland s most renowned electronic musicians.
fold edition. 154 s cult 2004 album strike is being re-issued on the producer s own nwaq/ape label on heavyweight 180g vinyl. mixing up ambient. techno and abstract designs into deep. sci-fi influenced soundtracks. it still sounds as fresh and unique today as it did back then. and remains an expensive and in demand record on discogs as well as an important album that has influenced many producers since.
wats records crew is happy to announce its next release. four industrial techno tracks composed by one of the most talented polish djs and producers. concept of thrill. first track of b side “materia” is a trippy track with broken beat and ambient synths instead the other three tracks are simply fire for the dance floor with hypnotics sounds and heavy bass lines. a really nice masterpiece of pure techno.
already supported by: laurent garnier. dvs1. petar dundov. benjamin damage. johannes volk. etapp kyle. oscar mulero. dimi angelis. arnaud le texier and many more.
third album from the french spacerock electro combo masterminded by richard pinhas. heldon’s darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths. drones. fuzz and trippy improvisations. intense heldon!
zuli’s new offering trigger finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. it functions as a spacial and temporal compactor. using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance. while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. a kind of extremization of zuli’s own roots as a beatmaker for the cairo rap scene. tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle. and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. but the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
after a period of hibernation. aperture records awakens with a bang and a compelling program in the pipeline.
following their first album released on aperture at the tail end of 2015 ‘no.3.obliate’. the italian duo t.e.s.o. bring us their second full-length album ‘costruzione 04’.
the french artist blicz makes his awaited debut on involve records with a four-‐..track ep embracing techno in its different forms. the young parisian joins involve for the 21st release. consolidating the steady search of the label for new talent to take over the techno scene. as it happened with boston 168 or fabrizio rat. >new doctrine< comes as a breath of fresh air. and a serious dancefloor banger collection.
uks west country dubspeeka finally on odd even. deep. yet powerful and driven techno. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
the fifth release on the animals dancing label is a special one. sourced from recordings of a live set from 2014. animals dancing famiglia jonny nash & suzanne kraft (diego herrera) originally created these tracks in l.a. ahead of a series of live performances together. after some finishing touches made in jonnys studio in bali in 2016. animals dancing are very excited to finally launch these two to the club. za talent will see you now.
1 per customer . as a special edition for the 25th release on balkan vinyl six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue four of them having never before released on vinyl. the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases. includes the last ever track released by lfo i love acid. global goons acid anthem craehzrhd from the very first balkan release in 2010. and the opener from the late andreas gehm 12inch on i love acid heaven and hell. luke vibert. b12. and plaid round off the ep with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now). this is a vinyl-only release.
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou. a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist. whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight. bbc4. itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad. secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier. spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
part 1 of rommeks set in stone trilogy for blueprint sets the tone of the ep with an ambience of dark. atmospherics that build intensely leaving you with a feeling of anticipation of what is to come. rommek then delivers 3 tracks of rhythmic techno from the driving 4/4 of obsidian. to the gripping 3/4 of rhyolite. finishing with the disjointed spatial beats of scoria. idm sound design constantly evolving the menacing undertones.
a message to all listening: #dontjusttalkaboutitbeaboutit. jamal moss (aka hieroglyphic being. mathematics) invokes his jai/mahl alias with a message in the music. reprogramming club consciousness with 4 transdimensional sonic incantations and rhythmic transgressions of the highest order.
raw and indisputable quality of production...second ep of the label lowlife cartel. <br> an all star. six-track release from sixl key artists in various genres. from cutting edge techno to leftfield house. confirmes the versatility of lowlife cartel.
the ep begins with -butt dub pregost-. dubby downtempo atmospheric track. by one of most innovative and versatile artist of the last years: buttechno (rassvet records. collapsing market..).
middle of the road less travelled is not only the debut release by michal turtle on light of other days. it is also his first new material released since the amazing reissues put out by music from memory in recent years. the three tracks on this ep were written and produced by michal in 2017 with additional production and guitar playing by light of other days very own hove.
brilliant new duo from south london gilles peterson bbc radio 6 music. south london electronic duo vtr release their alluring debut ep soul to skin on brixtons dream diary records. the five track ep veers from the melodic to the abstract as sensual lyricism occupies a distinct space amidst spectral sound design. striking a balance between haunting depth and inviting warmth. soul to skin was co-produced by recent r&s records signee afriqua. whose slap ep and chronic cool 12inch out on dream diary brought considerable attention to the label. the final offering on the ep is a soul to skin remix by inxec (crosstown rebels. get physical. cocoon and leftroom and culprit) clash music were quick to premiere soul to skin describing vtrs sound as an entrancing mixture reminincent of those early james blake eps. or even the hushed intensity of portishead.
rival consoles is electro acid-smith ryan lee west from leicester. influenced by impressionists like claude debussy and modern electronic artists such as autechre and squarepusher. he created his unique signature. a playful and brutal mix of idm acid beats and warm. emotive synth string arrangements. in february 2017 he released and toured the more quirky vemeer ep under his second musical alias aparatec. which sold like hot cakes and earned him a lot of fans.
pvs is an artist who is known for his solid productions on his own label h.omevvork (just to remind you of his masterpiece of four years fuckin society) and on the prestigious m_rec ltd label of max_m who sadly passed away (r.i.p.). and key vinyl. after years of experience in his private life and professional life that involved travelling around europe. he took a moment of break from the scene. now he’s back and will release this own musical journey where he deeply expresses his personal musical maturity. pvs developed an album where nothing has been produced randomly. the album can definitely be defined as a techno album. as is the general concept of key vinyl - records that can be heard on the dance floor. but that can also be listened to at home. enjoy this album that shows 360 degrees techno by pvs.
for the last 20 and something years. matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics. but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena. matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum. which focuses on limited 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
magdalena s -elementum ep- is her first full ep on diynamic music. the 3-tracker marks the beginning of a busy summer season for her. the opening track -mountains of es cubells- pays tribute to ibiza s after party culture – which occurs in private houses that open when the clubs close. out in the warm air and sunlight. and a very intimate atmosphere. the protagonist s verdict -i think tonight i see ibiza like it was 25 years ago- sums it up perfectly. -nautilus- is a dreamy melodic house cut. ethereally swerving through a sea of hypnotic percussions and brassy synth elements.
closing off the record is -radialis-. a brooding and gloomily minimalistic techno tune.
dysnomia reminiscent of the infamous quote there are four lights. the release kicks off with an homage to the will of resistance. from captain picard to orwell may the (referential) chain of command is not as evident as h4ls sci-fi passion. the title tracks power structure couldnt be wielded more efficiently: while stomping kick drums and subtle hi-hats build up a foreplay full of suspense. the witty melody with its warped and distorted sounds grants four lights the perfect authority. following a similar approach. fesch with its bouncy and mantra-like groove. in which synths playing a ping-pong game. completes the swinging a-side. deepa & biri. the israeli dj and producer duo from tel aviv. start the flip side with their interpretation of four lights. by using breaks and greater attention for details. the remix not only redirects the originals energy into more hypnotic realms. deepa & biri extract the melodys keys in order to create a moody and dense version. resonating from two decades of warehouse reverberation experience. disc 2 dysnomia finishes the release with an idm-drenched workout. full of uk bass knowledge. unpolished electro grooves. and swirling synth poetry. absolute freedom means absolute lawlessness.
lion has recently embarked on a solo venture. embracing his love of classic house. techno and spaced out cosmic disco.in its original form. ectsasy combines pacey disco looped beats. seductive vocals. dramatic sweeping pads and arpeggiated synths for a perfect cosmic pop experience.roman flu¨gel delivers a remix of epic proportions. stretching and dubbing out the original over the course of eight tantalising and telepathically charged minutes. a future barbarellas classic in the making for sure!otherworldy atmospherics are at play in i can t forget you . as lion packs in a driving bassline and roaming synths into this techno infused burner! the darker vibes and dubwise sirens are intoxicating and perfectly demonstrates lion s production chops and a producer to look out for!
returning to hypercolour with the persona non grata ep. mor elian continues to flourish with four killer cuts of electro and techno infused goodness. following 2016s drum vortex ep. elian has clocked up superb releases for delta funktionens radio matrix label. delft and her very own fever am imprint. on the persona non grata. elian serves up dusty electro beats. icy synths. headsy techno flavours and bottom end funk!
frankfurt based paradroid is the infamous hero of the microhouse sound alongside guys like s-max and fym. he’s already been in the scene for quite a while and had releases on labels like force inc. music works and boogizm to name a few. strong microhouse like in the ol’ days.
with pure nordic love. thorgerdur & a:g break out with their first ep together. setting the mood for their concept blossy with a blossy ep. radiant opens up the ride with an electric and uplifting atmosphere. before allure takes over with some tambourine-driven darker techno. on the flipside. the title track introduces a fairly epic theme on top of seductive rhythms with a strong bassline. coming full circle. tingling touches upon the more minimal side. providing trippy elements on top of low-swung 909 grooves. created with a good after in mind.
following some now cult releases on mutli culti. turbo recordings (with the much-acclaimed “mz”) and his recent lp “lotos land” on japanese imprint endless flight. our favourite east-berlin born child sascha funke is finally coming up with an ep on hippie dance’s sister label your and your hippie friends. “i guess more than one of you have noticed my obsession with sascha funke’s music over the past years since it is an essential part in my dj sets. after the pause he gave his solo work to put his attention into his amazing band project saschienne together with julienne dessagne (aka fantastic twins. also his partner in life). he came back with a really cool ep on kompakt records which i played over and over and left me wanting for more. being close friends gave me the luxury of having access to his material before other people and when i would visit the coolest couple in berlin. sascha would always play me his new tunes in the car while rolling through the city. every time i would ask for those tracks to play them and in the club. people that i would play with would often ask who was behind them. as it happened with tiga one night in cologne. and eventually led to sascha’s music being released on turbo recordings and multi culti the following months. now i finally got the chance and honour to release a sascha funke ep on our own humble label... acatenango. like every time. it all started with me visiting berlin. sascha playing his new material while cruising around on board of his german car. me getting in trance while listening to it. asking for it and playing it right away in my next sets. three super cool tracks. all very different from each other but somehow connected with the inimitable funke touch. powerful yet elegant. hypnotic yet fun. brutal yet sophisticated. sascha funke... he’s a hippie and he’s a friend.” rebolledo
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.
stunning double pack from steven legget on firecracker. suitable for fans of shelter press. ecstatic. huerco s etc.
2x12” vinyl album double gatefold. screen printed. 2 colour sleeve strictly limited press silkscreened artwork by al white
following 2017’s ‘path of ruin’. dj richard returns to dial with his much-anticipated sophomore lp. ‘dies iræ xerox’. undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory. dj richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling us underground with his label. white material. founded in 2012 alongside young male.
ground tactics arises with a transformative release. building bridges between sonic fields. immaterial breath ep raises energy levels by creating peculiar momentums of inner reflection. spanning from idm to conceptual techno. every single element in his sound is hand crafted. transmitting intimate feelings through grainy textures and subtle distortions. immaterial breath projects disorder in construction. inducing a chronic loss of established conditioning. extending the mind to unfamiliar perspectives.
coming from different regions in france. violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop. postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
a new chapter begins for our best work records artist fa-bian dikof with his new 12 inch release “into you”. both of the tunes again clearly show-off his creative skills. his signature sound with its playfulness surely will get stuck in your ears. with his perfect mixture of electronic and organic sounds pressure on the dancefloor is guaranteed. peaktime - a1 & b1!
next out on the ownlife imprint. a remix ep of what so far has been one of the most acclaimed releases from the label. the collaboration between leiras and svreca titled “the bridges i burn”. four well-known names to the electronic music scene has been invited to infuse their own characteristic sound onto the original tracks of own009. first out covering the a side is spanish reeko who skilfully plays with the rhythm tones. the main bleep synth sounds and his unique and particular way of texturizing the layers. a2. signed by british volte-face. gives the perfect balance between sounds and silence in a mysterious spaced out interpretation of “tilling ceramics”. flipping the record you will find new york veteran producer shawn o’sullivan under his 400ppm moniker. developing the structure of the track in a smooth way. melting the modular synthesis with the atmospheres found in the original version. last to contribute with his unlimited talent is swedish acronym. ho delivers an intense. tribalistic. spiral-maker remix. wrapping up this four tracker in the best possible way.
mid june will see the launch of echocord sub-label echo echo with the ‘dream observer’ ep from grad_u. copenhagen’s echocord is a dub techno imprint with a history dating back fifteen years and a back catalogue featuring material from genre defining artists like deepchord. fluxion. sven weisemann. pole and grad_u who launches the new off shoot imprint echo.
the release opens with ‘jacob’s dream’. fifteen minutes of release date: subtly modulating synth glitches. ethereal synth drones. sweeping atmospherics and dubby echoes creating a hypnotic. ever-unfolding composition.
‘observing the night sky’ then follows on the flip side with thunderous kick drums. rumbling low-end pulses. wandering dub chords and bubbling glitches all subtly nuanced throughout the tracks ten-minute duration.
having turned quite a few heads with the first instalment “a very nice combinado volume uno” (yayhf 01). hippie dance sister label you and your hippie friends plows forward ever. backwards never on the latest 12” selection a very nice combinado volume dos. with exclusive tracks from kasper bjØrke. paulor. fantastic twins. zombies in miami and roman flÜgel remixed by pachanga boys.
grinding walls is the soundtrack composed by dirk ivens in collaboration with sigillum s for a film created by the visual artist petulia mattioli aka koma. originally released by daft records in 1995. this work is pressed for the first time on vinyl including all original tracks plus some bonus songs taken from -no pain no game- and other old compilations. limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card.
limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card