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.
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.
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.
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..).
david douglas has been a mainstay of the atomnation label since day one. releasing several ep’s. albums and remixes from 2012. david gained an international reputation as a producer. dj and live performer. on the new ep he displays a sound heard at his dj sets and live shows.
-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.
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.
fans of the berlin based nils frahm are by now familiar with his beguiling live shows where more often than not fellow touring artists are encouraged to join frahm on stage – the likes of rachel grimes. rob lowe of balmorhea as well as label colleagues peter broderick and Ólafur arnalds have all obliged with fascinating results. it will come as no surprise then that nils frahm. an accomplished composer and producer who signed to erased tapes in 2009. has extended his collaborative live musings to encompass the recording studio. working for the first time with noted cellist and fellow berliner anne müller to produce 7fingers.
with their first collective release frahm and müller have built a world where modern classical and electronica collide creating an intoxicating and delicious collection of songs. primarily a pianist nils frahm provides evidence with 7fingers that he can effortlessly turn electric throwing in loops. samples and glitches to accompany and showcase müller on cello. anne müller. a renowned musician noted for her work with the wolf-ferrari-ensemble. phillip boa and recent tours with agnes obel. proves an amp musical partner for frahm.
nils frahm. born in 1982. had an early introduction to music. during his childhood he was taught to play piano by nahum brodski – a student of the last scholar of tschaikowski. it was through this that nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers. today nils frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer in berlin. in early 2008 he founded durton studio. where he has worked with peter broderick and dustin o’halloran amongst other fellow musicians.
the three instrumentals. which make up his debut release wintermusik are piano led pieces. coloured with occasional celeste and reed organ parts. the record’s equal measures of sorrowful refrains and uplifting passages. combined with a real intimacy that makes for an album you’ll want to return to again and again. the songs were originally intended as a christmas present for friends and family. hence its winter release on erased tapes.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
es ist zehn jahre her seit der veröffentlichung von gui borattos bahnbrechendem debütalbum „chromophobia“. so wie der titel vermuten ließ. war das album mit seinen kontrastreichen minimalgrooves und den üppig gefärbten melodien ein schocker im besten sinne. ihr erinnert euch sicher noch an die hit-single „beautiful life“. eine dancefloor-hymne aus dieser zeit. nach vier alben und unzähligen eps und remixen ist das einmalige savoir-faire des brasilianischen produzenten. aus vielfältigen singles und features stimmige alben zu schaffen. auch auf seinem fünften studioalbum „pentagram“ zu hören. hier legt gui boratto ein zwölf-track-narrativ vor. das seine handschrift auf erquickende weise wiederbelebt. wiederbelebt wird auch die stimme von „beautiful life“ (die der frau gui borattos gehört) auf dem stück „overload“.
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!
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.
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.
monday off is a vinyl only record label from brooklyn. new york. founded by mary yuzovskaya. its ethos is to showcase artists that explore techno s hypnotic side. specifically where trippy and dark music goes deep yet dynamic. for the third release. nyc/berlin/washington dc transplant arthur kimskii dives in with a heady trio of his productions. title track -verbal variance- slowly unfurls with a myriad of textures and sounds to both confuse and delight the senses. while -swan an ocean for you- takes on similar terrain albeit kicked up a notch and warmer in tone. -basement moves- is an emotive and partially beat-less affair steeped in layers of noise. and moff favorite stephanie sykes strips the a-side down for a sinister and chugging remix.
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from black meteoric star and d marc cantu. these songs will never be released anywhere else. 250 copies only. d marc cantu s rdds is an abstract production where hip hop meets electronix. a rare. unique document of class and sickness. black meteoric star closes the release with an homage to a legendary nyc neo film
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from transformation & beau wanzer.. transformation: this 2nd document of their time in the makeshift studio for another 15 minute psychedelic slo-trip continuing steps in creativity. gaining access to various pieces of musical equipment. hitting the garage. practicing and recording in hopes of making it. entitled -sketch 4-
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.
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
30+ minutes of life affirming ambient and drone coming from zen zsigo. otherwise known for his work under the cremation lily alias and as one of the spearheads of the current uk tape scene. where he has been mixing things up for 7 years via his strange rules label. winter orbit was inspired by science fiction and its relation to modern life. recorded in 2015 using a mix of both modern and archaic equipment it was later released on belgian tape label audio. visuals. atmosphere. on an initial run of 33 tapes. winter orbit is now newly presented via an expanded re-issue. chronicling the original material. re-issued on one side (fragments in hologram snow) while showcasing new material (for artifice rose) which was created in response to the initial release by zsigo in 2017. as usual. remastered and cut @ dubplates and mastering. berlin and pressed at record industry. holland to ensure optimum listening quality.
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.
the ep -a form of travel unknown to humans- is chasing us. guiding and forcing a way simultaneously. the sound is harsh but has an immaculate precision to it –void of air- compelling the listener toward a light. seducing us to tear through the night. we enter with „s.m.o.d. – sticks- a deep and magnetic sound opening up slowly. starting to breathe and to merge into -s.m.o.d. – cell culture- which gives a much more metallic flavour but never the less beat driven – fast and strident- maybe even hasty. pushing to skip a beat of the heart. to finish off with -s.m.o.d – pulse- carrying an unsettling almost disturbing quality. formulating a mechanical sound alienated from the human experience. the ep creates a seductive space outside our comfort zone. inviting to explore a space and travel unknown to humans. gimme more.
electronic music label sheik n beik announces its new release snbv013. an ep called daisy cutter by jem. this ep is the third release in their series aimed at celebrating the diversity and history of new york and its boroughs. as sheik n beik s hometown and source of constant inspiration. the label focuses on spotlighting and paying homage to the five boroughs of new york including manhattan. queens. brooklyn. staten island and the bronx. each borough s flag is given a modern and colorful twist via the cover art and design of each outer jacket. the first release in the series. manhattan. featured local nyc hero and co-founder of voodoo down records n conduit. and the second. kathisma resident mr. dello s vaadhoo ep. the new ep from jem. dedicated to the bronx. opens up with title track daisy cutter. which directly sets the tone of the release with a straightforward. dynamic techno. elevated by an eerie. dark atmosphere. it goes on with neb. a downtempo second track with a lighter tone that progressively gets back to the initial mysterious mood and capriciously brightens it with warmer back-and-forth sounds. next on the 12- is semiotic. a third track structured by a clever balance of deconstructed rhythms and sparse acid and synth melodies in the continuity of the lighter. warmer mood previously built up. the ep ends with temple. with a more aggressive accent animated by several lighter melodic layers and a stifled background bass.
forest flame is the debut solo effort of the texas-based shea mcgilvray. his previous works have been featured in compilation and remix releases on labels such as echovolt. shimmering moods. and bokhari’s swamp tapes. already getting support from best available technology and dj seinfeld
this is giles armstrong s debut ep. so we ll leave it to the man himself: -i’ve been dicking around the scene in some shape or form for the past twenty years or so. djing. promoting. dancing (you needed to have been there) eetc. but a couple of years ago i decided do the one thing that was missing from that list. to try make what the whole shebang is meant to be about. music. the thought of making tunes had crossed my mind down through the years but i was always too scared to start or never had the time. there was always a excuse handy. always.
sub-heavy. dreamlike ai techno from the mysterious yugen disciple. ‘ibex 2’ is hypnotic techno that would kill in a big-room. ‘luxury flat’ is a pulsating. monotone banger. on the b side ‘pattern recognition’ is a timeless slice of electro finished with the a late night trip on the japanese bullet train with ‘shinkansen blur’ for fans of shinichi atobe. donato dozzy. dj sprinkles. lee gamble. other people place. played by pearson sound on rinse fm kowton/livity sound on nts tony poland on netil radio
not much to say about our 6th release. as the music speaks for itself. a heavyweight v/a with some of the finest artists of our scene. including bomb tracks from uvb. endlec. kwartz and. one of our all-time favourites. dj boss! proudly compiled and presented!
gaining traction. gaining speed. the primaeval ritual reaches its boiling point. melting the borders of mind and flesh: a turgid vortex of unstable potential. constantly mutating and morphing itself. unformed and unstructured morphogenetic flows of matter-energy-information. self-organizing processes constituting a veritable non-organic life: the body without organs. that glacial reality where the alluvions. sedimentations. coagulations. foldings. and recoilings that compose an organism occur. a motherly womb detonating hydrogen bombs in her prefrontal cervix. atomizing the doors of perception with sheer gargantuan sonic tremor.
continuing on from his odyssey ep released in 2013. ryan lee west aka rival consoles creates atmosphere and space whilst exploring waves of sound and rhythm. and the power of colour. with sonne ryan creates music to structure itself around a pulse. rather than the pulse being the defining point.
like many electronic artists. ryan lee west aka rival consoles spent his early years experimenting with idm. glitch and dance. but one consistent element in his musical journey has been his desire to create a more organic. humanised sound. through these experimentations he has found a process of producing electronic music that feels close to this urge. west engages his hands directly with instruments and is very selective about what he then records into the computer. he reduces musical parts even further. leaving enough space around the sound for it to breath.
odyssey is a reflection of west’s quest to create atmosphere and space from minimal arrangements. ‘i don’t like music to sound overly laboured. so i restrict how much is going on. i’m kind of obsessed with the idea of reduction.’ this 5-track ep was mastered by naweed.
“resist the categories that define and divide.”
uncanny valley ep sonically explores the uneasy. obscure but familiar relationships between human and machine in contemporary life. this is the debut release on resist. the record label launched by experimental club/art hybrid event from belfast. northern ireland. this debut release is by resist event and label founder. koichi. remix comes from electronic music innovator and eotrax label owner. eomac in an anxiety driven. frenzied remix of the title track.
uk talent josh butler has made a rapid ascension since he burst onto the scene in 2013. winning coveted awards from beatport and dj mag. he now brings his production prowess to hot creations. delivering a club ready two-parter for his debut ep on the label. title track anonymous is made for low ceiling. sweaty basements with its deep. growling bass and select vocal cuts. doesn’t work swiftly follows suit. delivering another dose of rolling. after-hours goodness. a mainstay in the industry. having released on labels such as cuttin headz. relief and desolat. andrea oliva steps up for the remix of anonymous with an acidic bassline and lively breakdown that diffuses into a carnival of synths. since emerging on the scene back in 2013 with his debut got a feeling on mta records. josh butler has firmly established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. releases followed on coveted labels such as kaoz theory. rejected and cajual. in 2016. butler also launched his own highly regarded imprint. origins
the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
junes kicks off a new imprint. dote. with a full-length exploration of the direct yet dreamlike sound he s made his own. with his usual flair for crisp grooves and ghostly palettes. a view reveals a broader range of nuanced vibes. second wind and stop. elate show a playful buoyancy. and a sense of discovery in tracks like balancing act and two-sided embrace add a narrative pace to the collection. there s time for some of the creeping. spaced out atmospheres that hallmark some of junes previous best. but with tracks like packaging. the realisation of this sound is richer than ever. there s a restless feel throughout the work. too – especially evident in the closer spooked – and a feeling that we ve been on a trip that doesn t end here.
obsessed with the cosmos. asteroids and relativity. panstarrs of which we know little. except that he is not a total stranger to the electronic scene. nor to technorama. delivers here a first 5 tracks of 100% electro rooted detroit influenced music. influences found in the works of other artists such as drexciya (in all their projects). klaus schultz. tangerine dream. model 500. ectomorph and many others ... with his head in the clouds (the oort one) but with his feet firmly on the ground. panstarrs lives and works on his musical projects from a little-known mountain. somewhere in france. and whose themes are almost always connected to his obsessions. ice and dust is the first opus of this artist who is already working on a first album. a first ep coming out of the depths of space and now is in its own orbit.
after bursting onto the scene in late 2017. hyperloop makes his drumcode debut with green velvet in toe. followers of truesoul will be clued up on the quality one can expect from hyperloop. last october he marked the label s 100th with in the loop . a superb three-tracker that signalled his arrival on the scene and highlighted a stunning year for the label. as 2018 picks up pace. hyperloop returns with a tougher follow up for drumcode. his mentalizm ep is a classy example of his versatility. a trio of original works. accompanied by two dj tools. beginning on a menacing tip. in your mind (reflections) is a low-end brew of industrial stabs. eerie melodies and subterranean vocals. ‘s-sound is his collaboration with chicago legend green velvet and is a percussive masterstroke of loops and drum riffs which drive the eight-minute track with all the puffing ferocity of a steam train. spring on the battlefield is the perfect contrasting accompaniment. as a warm rush of strings covers a bed of intricate analogue effects and stomping kicks.
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert. dj overdose. cygnus. textasy. asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid. electro. techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
four tracks of taut. relentless techno grooves rooted in the late 90 s tradition of energetic and ravey & jacking tracks to rock the dancefloor. no surprise there are passionate and skilled dj s behind this project... ben sims & truncate have formed to create assailants. their new studio and b2b dj project s first output comes on the new imprint. obscurity is infinite. early support from robert hood. ben klock. luke slater and mark broom. all killer!!
the first release from lisbon based doozy cult sets the bar high with an ep from 100hz lee renacre. who has been firmly putting out records since the late 80 s. with a very characteristic funky approach to house and techno. -paradisiac ep- doesn t fall short to some of 100hz s best work. side a contains two of his most well kept gems. both tracks produced around 1995 with fellow studio partner james chapman.on the b side we see lee going solo with his most recent studio work. two live takes of analog technological goodness. bringing depth to what is an exquisite aural adventure.
arcane electronic duo violence. from quebec. canada. show their dark side on the four track 10-inch le flux de la nature. their underground spirit of new wave. french vocals. opaque and sometimes disturbing electronics reflect the complex rhythm of nature and intense human relationships. the spectacular cover art by manuel bisson complements the music perfectly.
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek. a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai. a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance. electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works. like the swooping joy of yokai. are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines. crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
dj nephil returns for the 5th installment on his gravitational waves imprint. 6 uncompromising cuts of eerie synth lines. vocal samples and growling basslines form this ep with unblinking confidence. gravitational waves continues to shine. as always dont miss it.
amorfo records’ inaugural release takes shape by way of a four track ep by swiss-uruguayan artists bruno. danisita & guille. this introduction to the cross-continental label offers a glimpse into its musical ethos. which might make it easy to throw names like techno. funk. dub. minimal. house or acid at amor001. though. like the imprint itself and the artists related to it. it escapes categories in favour of the amorphous.
heath brunner a.k.a. silicon is back with a new electro instalment on his imprint label vmax records entitled silicon. winding circuits is a throwback of a famous group that needs no mentioning. rx17 bleeds frequency and rhythm pushing that will move any dance floor. lost to the void is a freefall through a void in space. rounding this release out is trade craft. a deep soulful piece of crafted beauty with weeping synth lines echoing in a chamber of warmth. vmax is back and hitting it hard. a true underground label for the ones that know!
written and produced by thomas caesar. guillaume lespinasse. axel ropert-lemercier and jean redondo. snowballs provided by tony mastroianni on a kawasaki z750. type by dinamo. illustration by almost free services
a sonic exploration between the contours of club culture and contemporary sound arts. subdwarf unveils his first various artists compilation with a four tracker ep. hosting none others than sote. monya. ontal and dualit.
emotional. physical. blunt. modular and exciting. joton on odd even! joton is synonymous with dark techno. iron. futuristic and sensitive. all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. outstanding conceptcover. shrinked and high quality pressing. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape. its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer. translating its findings into music and movement.
MOMENT OF SERENITY (EAST END DUBS / ROGER GERRESSEN RMXS)
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very limited repress! paolo rocco. lessi s and havantepe join forces for berg audios sixth release entitled >moment of serenity<. in this killer package. you will also find a rare rework from none other than east end dubs and a deep remix of havantepes masterpiece by roger gerressen. highly recommended !
after breaking into technos big league in 2017. belgiums amelie lens career has been maintaining the same impelling tempo as her music releases - this time with the launch of her own label: lenske. lenskes first release by farrago. risin. comes packing high velocity punches. including a collaboration with amelie lens and a remix from kobosil.
for the summer. frabon present -loop machine- ep from the brillant emerging italian producer andrea falsone with two original mix. for the remix this time we have agent! from germany. him make music on cocoon. desolat. moon harbour and many more big labels. and plus the duo italian maury and joe dielle.
its time for magaritas. dresdens master of the sampler alexander scharf chops up cheesy germanness for greater good and varying experiences: schlager-upcycling it is. -nur mit dir- is a lovely summer day s theme. the anthem of freshly found or long lasting love. the hymn for the night with your loved one. -ode an die fröbbe- is the morning after. the morning after the morning of too much togetherness: honestly weird and weirdly lovable. in the end -grünalge christian- keeps it all together. thank you. christian. thank you. schleander.
form and function presents a compilation of 4 transcendent cuts with a different approach in mind. it marks the start of a new chapter where the label will focus on two styles. the form series will have a diverse sound palette where the weird and beautiful come together. the function series on the other hand have a focus on dancefloor orientated tracks. we kick off with this new trajectory with form001.
pulse launches its vinyl imprint showcasing some of south america s hidden talents. from uruguay with love. vinyl only. limited copies. international artists original based from sa cooptrol(totoyov).martin teysera. mariano(savor. get slow) and ema remedi(loosen up)
the acid series celebrates over 10 years of no way back. with music that directly references that experience. this is the third volume in the series. to be followed by bmg & derek plaslaiko. and there will be four more after this pair. with records by tin man & ectomorph. dona. romans. and pervocet (patrick russell & jasen loveland) yet to come. they all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series. inspired by the decorations of nwb.
benny blanco debuts with a five-tracks staraya ep onto his valkea music. every detail has been taken care. from mixing to the master from vinyl press to artwork. following a short description about staraya ep stry 1 by ricky l red is not dead mix intense and majestic. the track of rare and profound beauty. stry 2 original mix its a tribute to benny blancos origins and to the electronic/progressive sound of the mid nineties that had great influence on him and became his trademark from the very beginning. stry 3 by giammaria coccoluto & luca vera as soul sonic remix an ethnic rhythm full of grooves thanks to the addition of percussive elements and a masterly used organ. which wont keep you still. stry 4 the thc revenge remix an atmosphere that captures and hypnotizes. where it extrapolates and magnificently enhances the most melodic part. stry 5 erly tepshi dark vision mix an esoteric and astral journey in the furthest and most remote corners of your mind. this original project to the artwork that will in essence. satisfy your eyes and especially the ears.