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
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.
essential ist ein album. das ursprünglich für pete tongs bbc radio 1 essential mix im mai 2017 im soulwax eigenen studio deewee in gent aufgenommen wurde und in weniger als zwei wochen entstand. seit der gründung von soulwax im jahr 1995 sind die dewaele brüder stets neue und kreative wege gegangen. im vergangenen jahr haben sie nicht nur den soundtrack für cafe belgica geschrieben und sämtliche auftretenden bands erfunden und produziert. sondern waren auch weltweit mit 2manydjs unterwegs. mit deewee betreiben sie ihr eigenes record label und studio. veröffentlichten als radio soulwax online diverse mixe. arbeiteten mit james murphy (lcd soundsystem) unter dem projektnamen despacio zusammen und hosteten auf beats 1 ihre eigene radiosendung 2x2 - nicht zu vergessen die innovativen remixe für acts wie warpaint. tame impala. metronomy. arcade fire. daft punk. gossip. hot chip. mgmt und viele mehr.
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.
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
following his recent signing to ninja tune. leon vynehall announces his debut album nothing is still - a record that sees him digging deeper into the family history that has always inspired his most iconic tracks. whilst returning to his own musical roots. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
a new heart-stopping piece of work by visonia in which sadness. happiness. hopeful and desperation are in a continuous battle. as a result of this distress and ad nauseam the chilean artist has asked himself about the sense of life and figured out how to look on the bright side. doubtless. if we talk about -fake wings- we could point out that this one is an epic and thought-provoking album composed of 6 wicked tunes and released on lovely pinkwhite vinyl.
repress !! artwork (real name arthur smith) launches his own label ‘unfinished records’ with the release of ‘let go of this acid’. described by smith as his “not so secret weapon”. ‘let go of this acid’ has been a staple in discerning dj sets. radio sessions and live streams for near on 18 months. the vinyl release includes the tracks ‘let go of this acid’ and acid lines . and comes with a sheet of acid artwork. a londoner through and through. artwork is a man who has been a key part of some of the capital’s most pivotal music scenes in the last two decades.
die vierte ausgabe der modeselektion war längst überfällig und fällt deshalb extra energisch aus. dafür sorgen viele große namen der internationalen clubszene und eine ganze reihe aufstrebender künstler: actress. rødhâd. peder mannerfelt. rroxymore. sarah farina und all die anderen setzen zwischen roughem und clever gebautem techno. kosmischen breakbeats und dub- und-bass-eskapaden die unterschiedlichsten akzente und erzeugen trotzdem einen starken. stringenten vibe. die als doppel-cd und vierteilige 12--serie erhältliche compilation enthält 17 tracks von künstlern. die zur aktuellen speerspitze in sachen anspruchsvoller dance music zählen – so sehen es zumindest modeselektor. aber wann hat uns ihr gespür je enttäuscht? wie jede modeselektion ist die vierte ausgabe kein schnödes mixtape: alle künstler wurden eigens um passende. unveröffentlichte musik gebeten. und das ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. -wir sind stolz und fühlen uns geehrt. dass wir die compilation genau so zusammenstellen konnten-. schwärmen die selektoren. -volume 04 ist wahrscheinlich die funktionalste und eingängigste modeselektion. die wir bis dato gemacht haben.-
dabei hat jeder einzelne produzent seinen ganz eigenen bezug zu daf. so erinnert sich gabi delgado. dass er früher beim ausgehen immer zu -i feel love- getanzt hat. westbam hatte einen seiner ersten bühnenauftritte mit daf und dj hell und robert görl veröffentlichten beide auf dem münchner kultlabel disko b. aus dem später dj hells international deejay gigolo records als ableger hervorging. mit dem grandiosen remix von boys noize und dem etwas experimentelleren ansatz von lor (aka gregory fergusson) nimmt sich dann die nächste generation die legendären klassiker vor. natürlich kommen auch die beiden herren zu wort und reinterpretieren ihre eigenen stücke auf eine ganz neue art.
(incl. dl card) agents of time are proud to present ordinary cosmic dance. the new ep on their own obscura imprint. over three tracks the bari based trio brandish hypnotic. looping melodies in techno structures with subtle trance references.
entstanden im jahr 2017. in einem zeitraum von einem dreivierteljahr. ist dies stimmings jüngstes werk. sein ausdruck und sein verständnis von house sind auch hier von einer individualität geprägt. die nicht so recht zu der funktionalität des genres passen will. und doch die eskapade. das loslassen sind auch hier teil.
for this release we present patrick chardronnet s masterfully crafted cover version of jean-michel jarre s unforgettable classic oxygene part ii that dares dive into the beautifully ethereal moments we find ourselves in when lost in sound. it s techno that spans genres and defies age and era. with lush dreamy sonics. warm rolling drums and a plot that unfolds into an impassioned story. patrick chardronnet turned a timeless piece of music into an instant techno classic. and to commemorate this one we are releasing it as a special coloured vinyl with exclusive artwork making it a must have for every dj and music lover.
nach 30 jahren veröffentlicht nonplace nochmals die a seite der viel gesuchten maxi single -elephant s easy moonwalk through the night- von manos tsangaris zusammen mit einer neuen b seite. die eigens dafür 2017 entstand. manos tsangaris ist ein reisender. ein radikaler. deshalb auch sind seine tracks wie fahrten. flüge oder fluchten. sie schillern. sie treiben voran. sie fliegen davon. indem sie in ihren grundelemten beharren. Ähnlich ist es bei tsangaris’ experimentellen musiktheaterwerken und -installationen (mit denen er international bekannt geworden ist). sie muten an wie skizzen. die erst auf den zweiten und dritten blick hin ihre perfektion eröffnen. in jedem medium und künstlerischer sprache erreicht tsangaris zuletzt die Überschreitung ihrer mittel. „alle wirkung ist Übergang.“ (novalis)
as fabrice lig has contributed to the kanzleramt history – we are returning the favour and congratulate with this release to his 25th stage-anniversary! black stone is taken from universal tech ep of 2003 (ka089 12inch | digi). its powerful sequence was always considered as one of the best ever to be exposed on kanzleramt. so more than deserving and about damn time 3 new black stones emerge: polished into an epic set-starter or the jet-black time-lapsed grinding and compressing in the earth’s crust or raw acid washed. heiko leaves the choice to you.
das her damit tonarchiv zeichnet den sound des festivals auf und startet die archivierung mit einer vierteiligen serie. auf der logoseite vertont bleak den nächtlichen bunkerfloor mit poly invaders und lovecraf function. zwei effektiven techno-workouts aus nachdrücklichen percussions gepaart mit atmosphärischem tiefgang. oliver deutschmann zeigt mit seinem ambient-track the source den bunkerfloor im morgennebel. während sich die freundlich treibende techno- exkursion space unfolding über dem aufheizten betonfloor aufblättert. ein moment. bei dem sich ausgeschlafene wie durchgefeierte einig sind.
shrouded in mystery. the hermetica are a series of egyptian-greek didactic texts. meant to help the willing student better understand the cosmos. divinity. and nature. on her debut lp for dfa records. german producer perel takes the listener into deep space and explains it all. over the course of nine tracks. she shares a striking amalgamation of house. new wave. and kraut motifs that crystallize to form a unique sound.
over his twenty year the hacker has traversed a spread of styles. from frosted electro to raging techno slammers. -midnight bliss- shows another side of this multitalented artist. warmth flows from the title piece. clean rhythm patterns are spiked by synthlines as liquid melodies are swirled into a carefree cocktail that simply radiates. -heavy duty disco- takes over the flip and runs headlong into speakers. the hacker builds a track of generous proportions. textured keys weave through columns of toms and snapping beats before bruising basslines descend for a late night encounter of formidable intent. without doubt. a future classic from a classic creator.
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 !
diynamic beginnt das neue jahr mit der -cargo ep- des holländers tom zeta. absolvent der kunsthochschule utrecht in komposition und musiktechnologie. der zwei starke techno-tracks (-absorption-. -black owl-) und eine deep-house-hymne (-rhino-) abliefert. die einem nicht mehr aus dem ohr gehen.
after a 10 year silence. the frequencies of radio mars are back on the line with a mini lp from the enigmatic the observer. the release features 6 tracks serving up a space journey oscillating between cinematic interludes. irresistible electro rhythm bass lines. and cosmic arpeggios. you will feel like you are traveling through an unexplored landscape. lost far and away. deep in the galaxy.
das zweite special request-album von paul woolford knüpft mit 23 tracks und einem multiversum an jungle & rave-sounds. die bis in die frühen 1990er zurückreichen. nahtlos an sein vielgelobtes debütwerk suol music aus 2013 an. und dennoch kennzeichnen überwältigende. atmosphärische klangebenen. offen-modulare systeme und die einführung intensiver soundtrack-fragmente eine konsequente und spannende weiterentwicklung des künstlers auf.
mit -galvany street- und der kombination aus modernen beats und sounds und 80er und 90er pop-referenzen. gelang booka shade in kooperation mit archive-sänger craig walker anfang 2017 das ambitionierteste werk ihrer karriere und das wichtigste seit ihrem meilenstein -movements- (2006). nun erscheint zum jahresabschluss ein superlimitiertes boxset mit 2xcd. lp. den drei 12--vinylen. sowie einer brandneuen pure audio bluray mit dem vollständigen album plus der extended version eines bonustracks in dolby atmos-mixes. kompatibel für alle bluray-player. erfährt man mit diesem für multikanal-filmsoundtracks entwickelten format eine einzigartige 3d-klangdimension und erhält zusätzlich headphone surround 3d-mixes für kopfhörer und hochqualitative stereo-dateien in 24bit/48khz. das boxset erscheint in edler. weisser vinyl-box mit schwarzer banderole (im original-album-artwork) und ist auf weltweit 300 stück limitiert.
- packaging: weiße stülpdeckelschachtel (316 x 316 x 30 mm) mit schwarzer banderole (im original-album-artwork)
pure audio blu-ray (dolby atmos mixes)
2cd galvany street (ltd. 2cd deluxe edition)
lp galvany street
12- numb the pain
12- loneliest boy/just like tonight
second states kollaborative ep-serie -hub- geht in die dritte runde! dieses mal nimmt niemand geringeres als multi-talent michael klein das zepter in die hand und liefert in vier herausragenden kollaborationen mit pan-pot. stephan hinz. amelie lens und roman lindau ultimativen techno. doch damit nicht genug: michael klein schoss und entwickelte das analog fotografierte coverbild für -hub three-.
parallel zum reissue des uk techno-klassikers electro-soma von b12 aus warps legendärer 1990er artificial intelligence-serie. erscheint electro-soma ii. eine kollektion ultra-rarer tracks diverser früher b12-maxis. erschienen unter mysteriösen pseudonymen wie musicology. redcell und cmetric. ebenfalls komplett remastered. nach einer streng limitierten. ersten. transparenten vinylauflage erscheint nun die standardauflage auf schwarzem vinyl inklusive poster & download-code im gatefold.
the first ep from mouse on mars since their anniversary recording 21 again (2014) is clearly connected to their recent club gigs. in fact. synaptics sees the berlin duo embrace their love of juke. footwork and chopped up house music like never before. on its three tracks. andi toma and jan st. werner reinforce the collaborative idea of 21 again: eight different artists have been involved in the making of these tracks. which deliberately depart from a characteristic mouse on mars sound. creating a more organized vibe while still maintaining links to their previous work. there are two directions of research in andi and jan s sonic laboratory: one is focused on experimental club music. the other is in search of music without ties to specific genres. though heavily leaning towards the club. synaptics is caught in between. from the duo s perspective. it even touches pop territory. all three tracks came into existence during the past four years. opener „jack is out- with its pounding lazer stabs is an obvious link to their current club sets as well as a clue on future productions. after months of redesigning and rearranging. it found its final form through an edit by bon iver producer ryan olson aka arson only at his wisconsin studio. where andi and jan also recored for their next album. „bluescreen- was born out of a berlin session with jessy lanza and junior boys and was completed some year later with support from modeselektor. and the tropical funk of „sensitive person-. based on a studio jam with sepalcure. also needed some aging and refinement after a couple of months.
dj koze introduces sophia kennedy - stunning debut album by 26 years old wonderwoman sophia kennedy
elegant. melancholic. sometimes menacing. with smoldering piano melodies. desolately whistling organs. and a jaunty jaw s harp loop. kissed by the golden californian sun. or shrouded in gloomy. dreary fog: sophia kennedy is currently the most versatile composer in german pop music – not to mention the greatest singer. her debut album -sophia kennedy- reveals her as a dramatic romanti-cist and distanced diseuse. as a deft lyricist and master of melody. in her eleven songs. she travels from doo-wop to dubstep. from classic crooning to breathless r n b. from frank sinatra to beyoncé. her talent for songwriting is deeply rooted in history. yet it seeks nothing but the present: both historically versed and timelessly beautiful at the same time. all tracks have been produced by sophia kennedy and mense reents (who is known as being a member of die vögel. egoexpress. die goldenen zitronen).
dark sky kehren mit zwei hocheffektiven techno-tracks zurück. deren finster raunende basslines klarstellen. dass das londoner duo nichts von seinen produktions-skills eingebüßt hat. -kilter- ist ein rhythmusgetriebener clubhit. dessen übergroß vibrierende bassline typisch für dark sky ist. in -acacia- verdrängen luftige flächen den bass zunächst. bis sich langsam ein beat in bewegung setzt und am ende doch wieder den laden zum wackeln bringt. dark skys erstes release seit -voyages- (2015) ist eine teilweise sehr entschiedene sache. aber auch nur ein winziger eindruck davon. was uns auf ihrem kommenden album -othona- erwartet.
to some of you. fiero will need no introduction. the colombian via new york analog synth wizard has released some of the most highly sought after proper disco music this side of 1978. here is his first time on giallo disco. with his darkest compositions yet. hot flanged pads. detuned basslines. 606 madness. space choirs. it s all here. imagine if goblin and / or stefano mainetti did a new beat tribute to carpenter and you d be getting warm. you ve fallen. it s rising from the swamp. and you can t get away... amazing!! art by eric a lee.
bevor dieses jahr die festival saison begonnen hat bin ich in berlin ins studio gegangen und habe einige tracks für meine sets aufgenommen. zwei stücke davon spiele ich immer und immer wieder. sie wurden zum soundtrack für diesen sommer. sie sind hypnotisch und freaky genauso wie meine dj-sets. bei der produktion der beiden stücke habe ich einige von meinen lieblingsinstrumenten verwendet. die 303. die 909 und den minimoog. um düstere. verzerrte vocals. seltsame beats und pure. drastischer emotion zu erzeugen. die platte ist meine definition des allien sounds. ellen allien. september 2016
szary und sascha sind sich einig. dass moderat schrittweise das produzieren von tracks gegen ein traditionelleres komponieren von songs eingetauscht hat — ein prozess. der sich vor allem auf iii vollzieht. »stell dir vor. du sitzt im kino und siehst einen film mit einem unglaublichen soundtrack«. beschreibt szary die idee hinter moderat. das gilt für die band im allgemeinen. aber besonders für iii. wo dynamische sounds und bildhafte texte einen tiefgründigen emotionalen sog erzeugen. das trio modernisiert die songwriting-tradition mit einer faszinierenden palette aus können und hingebungsvoller perfektion. geprägt durch ihre »erfahrung mit sounds aus fast 25 jahren sub- und clubkultur«. auf dieser gemeinsamen basis steht iii für pop im modernsten sinne — ein erfolg. den die musiker gemeinsam erreicht haben. »ich glaube. unsere musik ist reifer geworden«. merkt gernot bescheiden an. wir sagen: auf moderat iii hört man eine band auf dem höhepunkt ihres schaffens.
the 05 poly 800 loop ep was born in the name of the dutch-hungarian friendship when dj overdose collaborated with the budapest based record label dalmata daniel. and hungarian acts. s olbricht & 12z. a wide range of styles release from dark and mid-tempo to hard-hitting electro. just how we like it from mister model man. the ep also features two remixes both of which are complete reworks of the originals. s olbricht (farbwechsel. opal tapes. lobster theremin) transformed path to wrath into a dark abstract techno wave that manages to end up light and romantic. meanwhile 12z. the newest mascot of nicolas jaar s other people label have made an experimental symphony from be(h)anger and this pathos covers the whole essence of this ep.
mit einem epischen neun-minüter kehren benjamin damage & doc daneeka für das 50weaponsfinale zurück zum label. -kansas- lässt kontraste zu einer darken und futuristischen stimmung verschmelzen und schafft dabei eine ganz eigene berghain-eske atmosphäre. ein brandhartes. trippiges killer-clubtool für den extra kick endorphin. auf der b-seite liefert das londoner duo bicep einen ganz eigenen hybrid: funky. hypermoderner uk house und trotzdem klingt es irgendwie wie ein dancelfoor-classic. closing sequence* ist der perfekte tune für die frühen morgenstunden. auch als soundtrack für den nächsten marathon geeignet. unaufhaltsam.
IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY (12 INCH . INCL MP3)
12" Vinyl + mp3 dl UK12.11.13
nach der veröffentlichung des neuen albums tomorrow s harvest . das von einer aufsehenerregenden internetmarketingstrategie begleitet wurde und boards of canada weltweit erstmals in die charts katapultierte. erscheint nun - aufgrund starker nachfrage - eine reissue-reihe mit all ihren bisherigen vinylformaten. jedes neue vinyl enthält diesmal zusätzlich einen downloadcode sowie einen boc-sticker aus der jeweiligen zeitphase
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
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..).
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.
geins t naït is considered legendary at offen music. releasing music since 1986. their last 3 albums have featured laurent petitgand (2011. 2014 & 2015). now we present a collection of new unreleased tracks that we hope will plunge you deep into the special world of gn & lp. includes dl code!
if there is one album that we would take with us an a desert island its this one. the worst of krtm is one of the most refreshing records we have heard in a long time. perfectly blending industrial techno and hardcore to one unique beautiful/terrifying work of art. we could almost write a book on how unique and great this album is but lets just stop here and let the music do the talking. all hail krtm!
death in vegas return with the single ‘honey’. its second collaboration with sasha grey. ‘honey’ is a slow. seductive serenade. with an organic. psychedelic tone: dreamy and dripping with intensity.
the b side features ‘witchdance dub’. richard fearless’ long-held remix of ‘witchdance’ off trans-love energies. featuring the haunting vocals of katie stelmanis from austra. fearless cut three dubplates of ‘witchdance dub’ after he mixed this track. dj harvey has one. prosumer the other. and fearless kept the 3rd: delicate acetates that have been played out sparingly but with electric effect. this track is effortless. minimal dance music imbued with fearless’ unique production sound- it’s not one to miss.
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.
there’s a certain quality to the music dubiosity and pjotr g put out. their palette is wide and open and incorporates acidic basslines. orchestrated pads and emotive melodies. the trailer park prophet ep is a worthy addition to their ever growing discography. this 4-track vinyl release combines different sides of the dutch duo whilst maintaining a certain degree of dancefloor quality.
cameaʼ....s latest release on her imprint neverwhere pays homage to her hometown seattleʼ....s original underground rave warehouse. naf studios. where she went dancing in the late 90s and began her journey that ultimately landed her in berlin. also where nirvannaʼ....s “smells like teen spirit” video was filmed (and ironically now a catholic publishing house). the hedonistic venue is legendary to those who picked up rave flyers scattered on the streets of seattle and took a chance on an emerging new electronic music scene. both originals reflect the raw warehouse vibe of this era. and matrixxman and markus suckut have weighed in with heavy remixes. markus puts his signature on the naf 97 original with a deep space atmospheric techno banger. and matrixxman reworks the original 303 recordings in jack u. sending it into another dimension - and even further.
a new optimo music disco plate and the debut release from feon. when these tracks first came my way i instantly knew they were ripe for a release on the label. original. idiosyncratic. full of imagination and featuring a couple of dancefloor hits. how could i resist? ’also. “the sun is high” was surely destined to become a sun-blissed summer anthem.
it’s been three years since ressort imprint head ekserd has released his highly anticipated first output “the hidden documents”. as the sun slowly breaks through the cloudy winter’s sky he now delivers a second release on his own imprint. this time the sound completely mirrors what ekserd likes to juggle around with in the clubs: jackin’. groove-laden and high-bpm tools.
after releasing strong tracks on sonntag morgen. rapid eye movement and digitally on planet rhythm. phara now delivers us 4 stunning tracks on vinyl. his versatile production approach results in a mesmerizing. pulsating and at times raw sounding ep. this mind inside ep is definitely a release that’s going to make some waves for this young artist.
matt edwards newly launched reissue label. r-time records. prepares its third release. the second instalment of sir lord comixx retroactive. r-time records shines a light on classic tracks that didnt always get the recognition they deserve. with the labels first two releases coming from sir lord comixx and fbk. real name amoon andrews. sir lord commix’s discography has been in high demand for many years. evident by soaring market prices. the a-side of retroactive (part two) features two tracks from a rare untitled release on hard up. whilst the b-side is made up of chicago jazz from the funk box ep on eukahouse (under his a.moon moniker in 98) and motionvibe from azid jazz ep on cynic in 05. cosmic synths join wonky arps in ur my omen before moving into the more up-tempo fog horn with its robust drums. off-beat bleeps and filtered effects. chicago jazz takes things into deeper territories with crystalline rhodes and jazz-influenced samples until motionvibe concludes the package with its syncopated structure comprised of twisted sounds. murky atmospherics and effervescent nuances.
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!
mikkel metal returns to copenhagen’s echocord this may with his new mini lp ‘just enough light’. comprising six originals from the danish artist. copenhagen based producer and dj mikkel metal has been a beacon of light in the danish electronic music scene and further afield for nearly two decades now. with the dub techno imprint from his hometown. echocord. being the predominant home for his output. whilst also releasing material on cologne’s kompakt. tartelet. semantica and avant roots. a telling sign of the quality embodied in his work. here though we see mikkel deliver a mini album concept in the shape of ‘just enough light’ and opener ‘awake’ perfectly sets the tone with emotive. dynamically unfolding atmospherics. tension building bass drones and spiraling dub chords subtly easing us into the project. ‘bregnan’ then stirs in some classing dub-techno tropes with billowing stab sequences. lumpy subs and off beat high hats carrying the hypnotic groove for six and a half minutes. ‘jech’ then strips things back to an almost beatless amalgamation of murky chords and modulating synth whirrs. opening the flip side of the release is ‘include’ which embraces a brighter feel via ethereal pad swells. jazztinged synth melodies and bumpy 909 rhythms before ‘konkin’ edges back into the eerie. brooding aesthetic with bubbling echoes. broken drums and menacing bass swells at its core. ‘restore’ then closes the package on a stripped-back vibe. laying focus on an ever- eveolving singular dub chord to ebb and flow around thunderous subs. kicks and bright hats.
following on from releases on mary go black. novamute and sleaze. charlotte de witte continues her streak of stripped back techno on this latest ep for suara music. the heart of mine ep leads with the dark stomper this. a simple and very effective twisted workout. the title track heart of mine. is typical of her trademark style. pounding kicks. stark synths. and snatches of uplifting vocal. the ep closes with the lewis fautzi remix of this. its atmospheric and crunching sound rounds of this solid techno release.
multinotes is a record label created by lehar. musumeci and olderic and it is open to anyone ready to expose their very own musical point of view. this is not a -family-. this is a private club for modern. open minded people ready to challange themselves and the rules of unknown. multinotes first release it comes from the italian close friend and long time producer enzo elia which delivered an intense three tracker ep written together with his mate gianluca tavaroli (imgl).
to start the new year. international deejay gigolo records presents the 2018 techno interpretation by dj hell of yellos classic tune bostich. the electronic music pioneers yello released the original bostich track in 1981 as third single of their album solid pleasure and it became a worldwide club hit. the new techno interpretation by dj hell reinforces the original vibe and adds a new deep and dark ambience.
since his emergence in 2010. madben s melodic. detroit-inspired techno evolved. with various releases on caduceus. astropolis records. off recordings. inflyte and bedrock. nowadays. the paris-based artist remains a key figure in france s new generation of techno producers. with an upcoming debut lp on astropolis records. swinging from atmospheric sounds to techno. madben produces an alchemy of rave anthems. hardware material and groovy. emotional music. with support from france s favourite laurent garnier. manu le malin and rebekah warrior. fréquence(s) unveils his skillfull. mature universe.
joel forsberg is releasing his debut 12 sista chansen on the resopal label. an idiosyncratic mixture of yearning romance and hedonistic folly. joels tracks are blessed with a rhythm that suits his approach to dance music. not so much churning out floor fodder as creating timeless classics on his own terms. sista chansen ep offers lots of magical moments to unearth or discover.
dutch dj. producer and dekmantel family member young marco kicks things off with a beautiful. melodic. waterfall of a track. it’s a record you’ll want to play out on a yacht. while sipping on a rosé under the warm. afternoon sun. 2017 has been nothing short of an epic year for marco. having already compiled the second in the selectors compilation series for dekmantel. in addition to having released the second lp as gaussian curve. alongside gigi masin. and johnny nash. marco is in good company. as dutch-based artist suzanne kraft crafts a delightful. ambient-meets-house. summer groove. that lives at the most relaxed of paces. sitting side-by-side on the a-side. flip the record over and dekmantel favourite. and dutch house institute tom trago finds himself in a moment of blissful summer haze. with soft. sonic-pallets and waving melodies. concluding the record is long serving dekmantel mainstay. and rednose distrikt main-man awanto 3 with an analogue. and feel-good. electro-beat rhythm.
after introducing jin cromanyon end of last year with a special 7 single. we asked him to prepare an lp for 2017. few weeks ago he sent us his tracks which made us so anthousiastic ! a pure ovni in between electro. acid-house. synth-pop and j-pop. rough but romantic. a sort of viewlexx meets depeche mode meets a guy called gerald with the japanese twist » !! takuti takuta !!
steffi occupies a unique space in the realm of contemporary electronic music. although she s a world renowned dj. steffi s musical interests reach far beyond the dancefloor. and it s her work as a producer that has established an impressive. hard-won legacy. soon after moving to berlin in 2007. steffi joined ostgut. becoming a resident at panorama bar and releasing on the club s label. to date she s released five albums. including two solo for ostgut ton. a co-production with virginia. another with analogue cops as third side and a collaboration as doms & deykers on martyn s 3024 label. her impressive discography features club classics like “ yours feat. virginia” . carefully chosen remixes and appearances on labels including permanent vacation. underground quality and mixes for panorama bar and fabric. she owns and operates four labels: klakson (with dexter). dolly. dolly deluxe and dolly dubs. world of the waking state is steffi s third solo album for ostgut ton and a musical departure for both her and the label. it s also a serious statement of intent. over ten tracks she embarks on entirely new electronic terrain for her productions. marking industrial spaces with superlunary warmth while exercising a refined knowledge of polyphony and arrangement. subdued melodies interact with each other over implied harmonies and microcosmic drum patterns. luring us into a world that is introverted. bewildering and gratifying all at once.
kht 008 is coming from no less than the man who is called * the prince of techno* by his peers. and that is for a reason: blake was part of the first wave of detroit techno artists and dis and contributed to the techno movement from the mid 80s. tracks like “when a dream becomes u” or “our love” are milestones of electronic music. his style. which he calls “poetry and rhythm” is distinctive. for killekill house trax he delivers the acid life ep which comes along with two strong. acid driven tracks. the a-side darker and more chicago-oriented with its rhythmical focus and the punchy kick. the b-side more detroit-ish with its uplifting chords. timeless!
new school electro wunderkind privacy makes his debut on klakson with a dark four tracker that checks all the right boxes. the ep kicks off with four io. a haunting. spacey dubbed out acid roller with lush pads throughout. u can tell and ncsc are both specimens of the finest ebm tradition. re-interpreting the sound for 2017. while shove on the b2 effortlessly transports us into deep. uptempo aquatic electro territory.
having done such wonderful work alongside wolf muller on the sound of glades album. cass makes a welcome return with an expansive album release on emotional response. the german producer s ambient tendencies blossom here. occasionally meeting with laconic drums as on u but primarily dealing in huge swathes of melody. djs will want to hold out for the dramatic pulse of ann. where a more pronounced drum set makes for one of the album s most club-ready moments. theres a strong variety of tones and moods across youth sessions. from the strafing arpeggios of running to the bliss-out shapeless swirl of prismatic prolog. and this ensures that the album will not dull with repeated listens.
shadow child returns with his connected collaborations album. album sampler 2 of 2 features his official rework of the future sound of london’s seminal ‘papua new guinea’. ‘err’ offering it s bouncing bassline and skippy 909 hats with huxley and finally ‘gacid’. which is possibly the friendliest acid tune you’ll hear with the elusive supertanker.
lisbon event promoter - frenzy - delivers its second release. on the a side. pedro goya achieves a crafted dub house tune and gets reshaped by tommy vicari jnr. on the b side. accatone drops a proper four on the floor track. a 90’s flavoured house tune filled with groove and simple chords that got twisted and remixed by chris simmonds. only 300 copies available. vinyl only
we turn to chapter 3 as we introduce a brace of remixes by easily one of our favourite djs and producers. the one and only lena willikens! we havent really went in for remixes much before with the label. as we feel strongly about the power of the original. in the right hands. a great remix can be equally as powerful though and lena has succeeded in bringing her own weird and wonderful sounds to a track from each preceding chapter - rroxymore from chapter 1 and oslo gabon from chapter 2. whilst still keeping true to the original work.
following his massively successful second album 1983 (kompakt 329 cd 122) from last year and the start of his very own imprint ipso in 2016. celebrated danish producer and live performer kÖlsch remains as much in demand as he keeps those bangers coming. for speicher 93. his latest contribution to our acclaimed series. he concocts two very special cuts that pick up where his preceding speicher releases left off
floating astronomical objects and the void in between – jon hester enters the dystopian circle with four gravity manipulating techno tracks coming directly through the wormhole. jon hester got his start in the midwest us. living in chicago. minneapolis. and connecting with detroit. after years on the dance floor he took to the decks. going on to work in a record shop. host his own events. and hold residencies that developed his sound. music production and a move to berlin followed. but dancing and mixing are still the inspirations that drive him to create. his dj sets are built on physical rhythms and adventurous programming. effortlessly combining diverse varieties of techno and house. with an engaging presence and a knack for telling a story. he builds a unique connection with each audience. and works any room until it sweats.