after throwing successful rawmoments parties and holding down his residency at stereo montreal. paolo rocco now shows his taste making abilities by curating a new label inspired by the dubby, housey, bumpy grooves he and his fellow partners lessi s. & pijynman champion during the events. the first release has paolo and pij team up for the originals while new york citys alix alvarez and berlin s diego krause offer remixes to complete this package among friends
one-of-a-kind acid tunes made by two scientists. boston 168 are back on andre kronerts odd even with a new masterpiece. phenomena consists of two eps. each one contains 4 flowing and breathing tracks for the world of acidicted humans. sergio and vincenzo got their own handwriting if it comes to techno and acid, new gravity spaces and sound blackholes. 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.
rawax welcomes two talented russian artists to the family. pasha mikheev aka kolomna experiments & alexey krjuk aka bogdan. we re sure this is just the beginning of a long musical journey between them and us!
we hope you like this ep as much as we do, resolute label resolute label s tenth release, the nest ep , features the head honcho himself, elon. written and produced entirely in nest s brooklyn based studio, this ep is a collaborative project that showcases vintage gear such as the tr-808, 909, prophet 6, tb-303 and sh-101 to name a few. the ep kicks off with the title track, a stripped back number featuring arpeggiated synths, warm pads and 303 stabs, co-produced by bulgarian live maestro, kink, an industry vet who needs no introduction. on a2, elon teams up with the machine obsessed italian, mass_prod, for fractious , a techno number with swirling synths and reverberated vocal stabs that echo throughout. on the flipside, elon collaborates with techno don alexi delano aka adny to produce flirtface , a groovy 303 bassline track with resonant synth licks that keeps the mood rolling. the b2 vinyl exclusive track, meander , features a second collaboration with kink. offered as a digital exclusive and co-produced by david scuba, last call features a modulated bassline and intricate drum programming that effortlessly rolls along.
after his joint ep with sascha sibler and his fabulous contribution for the ten years anniversary compilation of the label, daniel bortz returns to permanent vacation with his first solo ep since the infamous bella avgvsta trilogy. four tracks that are hard to pigeonhole and show the great variety of daniel bortzs production skills: you will find euphoric techno, hard hitting dub, cinematic breakbeats and heart warming electronica, all dancing harmonically in a giant echo chamber.
IF A DIGITAL RELEASE FALLS IN THE WOODS EP (VINYL ONLY)
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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.
aus121 deadboys auogeides 77 aus welcome allen wooton aka deaboy for his debut release in ‘auogeides 77 wootons bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith in recent years following key releases on local action and numbers, ‘auogeides 77 is no different. rough analogue drums, broody melodies and a smidgen of that uk flavour hes well known for all feature just in time for post festival heads down basement club season
superb, expert neo-minimalism from the retiring berliner — veteran of collaborations like vilod (with ricardo villalobos), the moritz von oswald trio, nsi and sun electric — making a rare, treasurable solo foray. six tracks ranging from oscillatory steppers to eerie hauntings. beautifully sleeved, too.
as proprietors of the will & ink label, yaleesa hall & malin genie have been maintaining a busy and consistent release schedule of top notch techno sounds, largely releasing their own, well received, productions. the duo appeared on hypercolours 10 years compilation in 2016 with the excellent buchan trap, and weve been blessed to secure a full single release with the on-point pair. the mechanical funk of artin swings with plenty of assured groove, the shuffling hats, dense kicks and dubby stabs that ping pong across this fierce production mark this out as a real killer cut. dario & marco zenker, aka the zenker brothers, take time out from their busy ilian tape operations to remix artin into a brutal yet funky techno goliath. congas perpetually roll forward, with frenetic 909 hats and raw and ready stabs in what may well be one of the zenkers finest remixes to date. the essence of funk continues in hall & malins music, with cahen, a great slab of compelling techno that never slips too far into darkness, instead keeping an ever evolving groove and some abstract drone like synthesis to keep the mood buoyant. wrapping up the release is brown, a track that finishes as urgently as it starts, perhaps with a cap doffed to the purpose maker sounds of a certain jeff mills, but broadening the palette to allow some trippy sound architecture and an effective breakdown mid way through. modern day techno supplied by a duo that will most certainly flourish over the coming months, yaleesa hall & malin deliver the goods aplomb on this hypercolour single.
having crept out of the tape undergrowth and respected haunts like clan destine and always human to earn more civilized recognition on bank records nyc and bliq, strahinja arbutina makes the move to vivod for yet more of that edgy, leftfield techno business that keeps mothers awake at night from worry. the grit, noise and distortion has been faithfully carried through from the cassette-based roots of arbutinas sound, but these tracks are more than ready to do the damage in the dance (where you re less likely to find a tape deck). hold on tight as the likes of way ahead give the sound engineer a fright when they think the system has overloaded.
following the success of last years reissue of vox populis aither, emotional rescue returns to the french / persian band with the first of two albums selected from their considerable archive. first, their experiments between 1984 and 1989 in what are essentially pre-aither sessions, magiques creations is in essence, an album of the imagination.
alexander kowalski has been immersed in techno for a long time, and his sound is massively representative of the reduced, late night berlin sound. as d_func. he s contributed many times to marcel heese s finitude label, and now he s back to pay tribute to uk free party techno legends spiral tribe. kowalski s own interpretation may be more minimal and hypnotic than the wild, raucous energy spiral tribe was best known for, but his trancey approach comes on like a nostalgic vision into the early 90s, while also aligning with the modern masters such as donato dozzy and peter van hoesen.
well street are back with their second instalment of broken beat techno on this 4-track various ep. loop lf returns to the fold after his impressive first release alongside label founders glas rm and speak7, plus an unnamed track by a mystery artist.
second release of nathan melja on his own imprint dream real, this is not a techno ep, this is not a bass ep, this is simply a music record. four tracks going from ambient to club music to a weird and slowed down rap by himself on the eponymous title raindrops enjoy and much love to y all.
2x12inch lp, includes unique hq sleeve wich is differnt to the first pressing. coloured vinyl. here comes the long-awaited third album of desolate. like a fine wine, after five long years in the studio it is ripe to be heard.
its taken over two-decades legendary uk techno label ferox enter their 24th year with a 4 trackerafrom fellow brit kirk degiorgio. beholden looks both to the future with influences from kirk s seminal machine events which he hosts with ben sims, and the illustrious past of deep melodic uk techno which he shares with ferox owner russ gabriel. it continues a resurgence of lush, harmonic techno that once dominated the electronic music scene and which is now findingaa fresh, young audience. expansive chords, delicate melodies and intricate grooves are once again on the cutting edge agenda.
contemporary italo-disco and foggy rave culture mark margots first 12inch on life and death, amore a bordo pista - a welcomed surprise. machines breathe on a1, where throbbing synth-bass meets timeless vocoder, as premiered on dj tennis essential mix debut. the afterparty and warehouse meld on the flip, a mind-bending time-warp - somewhere between panic and introspection. technicolour signee, dauwd, aces his re-depicton of the title track, hinting at golden-era chain reaction, while kiwi slows down salsce, retaining all of its drive, adding further cosmic brushstrokes. four weapons of the mind, a trippy affair.
orson bramley has a long-standing legacy in uk electro history as part of the transparent sound production crew, and hes been recently aligned with robin balls memory box parties in london where he s been able to display his years of experience whipping machines into funky configurations in a live environment. this release speaks to that experience, with the various versions of then again punching out an irresistible sermon of crafty synth lines, swooping strings and crisp beats. ball steps up for two remixes on the flip that equally reside in the electro realm, but come at the component parts from a different rhythmic angle. one refined idea done five ways what more do you need to know?
house music broke through in 1987, at the same time when aids arrived in france with the first contamination peak in gay and drug addict circles. in 1989, the founders of act-up paris knew that both the fight against aids and triumphant house music should be joined together. from 1992 to 1995, the period covered by “120 bpm-, house reached its most beautiful plateau even though techno was becoming dominant. “120 bpm” is a get-together moment through clubbing, this moment where fears are forgotten by dancing with one’s friends, what we called “the chosen family” at act-up. boys and girls dancing in a club where the walls cannot be seen, flooded with simple light. this is their activist recess. arnaud rebotini, composing the soundtrack of robin campillo’s previous film, “eastern boys-, is a recognized dj, a composer and a kind man, which is for me the most important quality. here, his work is marked by restraint of his love for house and after techno. i believe he deliberately withdrew himself in relation to the film’s power and the aids theme
originally a cassette release on wil-ru records in 2011 cn s -the expedition beyond- is a musical narrative that chronicles the astral travels of a star-craft and it s crew through the outer reaches of the galaxy. 10 tracks of cosmic acid funk, drifty nebulous synth-scapes and robo-centric electro (produced by stian gjevik around the same time as his classic -utrecht- release as eod).