limited repress! melodie opens up cinetic art records with two trippy cuts that will take you on a deep journey listening to them in your home or at the club. the b side also has a remix by legendary producer jay tripwire that takes you on an even deeper state. cinetic art records is about music which is constantly evolving and at the same time builds up a subtle energy in the listeners mind and body. vinyl only.
ltd repress! from another mind. originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in southern germany. now released its second record by shdw & obscure shape. “wenn die masken fallen” shares a similar hypnotic & atmospheric vibe with its predecessor. the debut ep „nachtblende“. which has already gained great support worldwide. having released two eps. from another mind has proven itself to be a label worth keeping an eye on - vinyl only!
ltd repress! from another mind. originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in southern germany. now released its debut ep “nachtblende”. with the four hypnotic and atmospheric tracks. shdw & obscure shape transfer the energy of the nights onto vinyl. the record pays homage to romy schneider - vinyl only.
ltd repress! from another mind. originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in southern germany. now released its third record by shdw & obscure shape. die weiße rose shares a similar hypnotic & atmospheric vibe with its predecessors. which have already gained great support worldwide. having released three eps. from another mind has proven itself to be a label worth keeping an eye on. the record pays homage to munich - vinyl only.
rawax welcomes sepp to the family! we re happy to present you the -ritm timpan ep- as it s one of the most wanted releases this year. many people heard it for the first time at sunwaves last month where it was on massive support by petre inspirescu & raresh as one of the festivals key tracks!
autarkic makes up part of an unspoken alliance from telaviv. which is currently altering the state of contemporary house and techno music. heavy dreamer. the artists first. four track outing on life and death. showcases much of what this bold movement is about. all while pushing it forward into progress. ever present tones of kraut and punk rock flow throughout the ep. beginning with some things to keep. a pumping. warehouse floor filler. autarkic steps up to the mic. often re-amping and distorting his vocal delivery. placing it alongside finely programmed keyboard riffs. tough drums and further psychedelia. realistic guru. the trippiest of the lot. is tailor made for an early morning dj tennis afterparty excursion. slowing down the pace on powerhouse. autarkic hints at moments of bauhaus and tones on tails doom and dance pop. while offering up a digital only. stripped down. bonus version. the title track stands as a testament to this new wave of artists. coming from the shores of israels mediterranean coastline. bass. drums and guitar are recorded through bespoke boxes and presented through the lens of modernist club culture.
on her unterton debut. their specters. borusiade offers four different takes on atmospheric. industrial electronics and chopped rhythms. composed around the themes of ecological and human self-destruction. 2018 has already been an active year for the romanian-born. berlin-based electronic musician. who released her debut lp a body on có.meme in march and has since toured her live set throughout europe.
following the success of recent novamute releases by charlotte de witte and anna. nicolas has delivered a stellar techno ep. will appeal to fans of ricardo villalobos. len faki. ben sims. jay lumen. charlotte de witte. anna. chris liebing limited edition 12inch vinyl part 1 of a 2 ep series. bougaïeff returns to novamute with permutation djinn inspired by greg egans sci-fi novel permutation city. a follow up ep will be released later this year. following the success of recent novamute releases by charlotte de witte and anna. nicolas has delivered a stellar techno ep. bougaieffs interpretation on permutation djinn attempts to translate the stages of egans novel into music while respecting the constraints of making club friendly tracks. the opener woke up as a copy is an expansive track with blade runneresque metallic reverberations. panic time tryout is a peak time cut. fostering the futurist atmosphere with an unsettling melody. little djinn is the most frenetic of the tracks whilst no escape takes it back to peak time with resounding drums and drills.
the buzz around the first wilson phoenix release was huge - good luck finding a copy of that one! the mysterious techno entity returns for round two and delivers the goods once more with some razor sharp club cuts that smartly straddle vibes without losing their way. -expansion- is a fist-pumping. 90s-indebted techno workout with an urgent stomp at its heart - the pointed motor city stabs and raw 909 drums are a gift for anyone wanting to whip the crowd up. -space being- is a wilder affair with bright and bold synth leads splattered over a sizzling electro beat. -field control- mans the b side with a robotic throwdown that should tickle electro. wave. new beat and house heads as much as techno fiends.
vinyl only. strictly limited. no repress.
gatefold cover. design by bus.group. artwork by reiche.
this year s nachtdigital record follows the path we started to explore in 2017: to combine artists who are close to us. each given the specific task to tell a story in up to 24 minutes (which is pretty much the maximum you can press on one side of a vinyl record) - with complete artistic freedom.
ltd repress! leipzigs perm delivers a fine quality techno ep on shtum with a nice versatile selection ranging from harder and jacking to deep and atmospheric. especially track 1 and track 4 are worth a special mention.... deep acid driven techno tracks that will stand out in big dark basements with a (probably) unconscious link to classic techno on labels such as probe. all the ingredients for a good night out in 1 record! the artwork is created by julia dichte.
mental overdrive. norwegian gran ol wizard of techno. owner of love od communications starts of with “clocked”. a colorful and moody track with a touch of grittyness. thomas urv. ploink label head and one of norwegian techno’s main protagonists. brings a signature raw high energy techno track “6.24 con dao”. per hammar. swedish producer and dj based in berlin. the captain behind dirty hands and 10years labels delivers a steady dubbed hypnotic house track “blank space”. thomas skjaerstad from trysil. norwegian winner of burn residency 2017 finishes the ep with a punchy. dark spaced out techno track titled “space x (sommeroya edit)”.
building on the mission statement that was ferdinger’s debut album “gelände”. comes “abbild”. a 4 track ep and the second release on his life in patterns label. the tempos are tweaked up and the sounds are honed and angled for maximum effect. “gegendämmerung” is straightforward but manages a lyrical tilt. while “spiegelreflex” oscillates between moments of dry precision and epic dreaminess. with “abglanz” the newly paris based producer brings things back to the geological strata that characterized “gelände” - but now with a rawer edge and more reflective surface. glos’ remix of “gegendämmerung” provides ambient and analogue textures. finishing the ep on a more introverted and melancholic note whilst maintaining the mechanistic drive of the other pieces.
planet mu are very happy to be releasing “vicious circles”. the debut ep by sinjin hawke and zora jones. who aside from producing music also run the audio-visual production unit “fractal fantasy”. zora released several collaborations on last year’s “visceral minds 2 including “dark matter” with planet mu’s jlin. while sinjin has collaborated with dj rashad. just blaze and mikeq. and also produced music for monoliths like kanye west and frank ocean. remarkably. given the breadth of their work. “vicious circles” is their first collaborative ep. and the first time either have released on vinyl.
THE LEGACY OF CAIN / I SAW MY GRAVE (GOLDEN MARBLED VINYL + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL17.08.18
if the outside agency’s new release on genosha 175 was to be summarized with a few keywords. they would most likely be “twisted” and “evil”. on an ever ongoing crusade to bring high-quality tracks to a tainted genre. another word to describe this release could be “uncompromising”. comes on black & gold mixed vinyl with download code included.
a compilation of minimal wave from around the world (1980-1991). the bedroom tapes features rare. unreleased. and licensed tracks all the way from belgium to australia to japan. the bedroom tapes excitedly marks minimal wave’s 66th release and is a follow up in the series to the lost tapes. the found tapes. the hidden tapes and of course the minimal wave tapes.
for revenge0 we are proud to present tafkamp’s full-length indrukken cassette album. featuring some of the artist’s deeper and dreamy productions to date. tape includes download-code for the digital files.
cong burn’s sixth tape is a seamless blend of ambient soothers and portastudio dubs from charlotte bickley (carlos) & aaron turner (anxiety support group / perfume advert). riyl pauline anna strom. jay glass dubs. katelyn aurelia smith.
zum 20. jubiläum präsentiert das nachtdigital festival sein erstes doppelvinyl: nach sechs split-eps und mini-compilations in den vergangenen jahren macht das zum festival gehörende label nun den nächsten schritt. -nachti xx- versammelt beiträge von kollaborativen projekten die auch teil des festivalprogramms sind. die erste platte bestreiten giegling und klm (ein speziell für diesen anlass zusammengestellte formation aus kassem mosse. lowtec und mix mup). die jeweils eine ganze seite bespielen. vinyl nummer zwei vereint pandt und cologne tape mit einem beitrag aus der crew des festivals. das ganze kommt in einem von hausgrafiker manuel birnbacher gestalteten gatefold-cover. ist wie immer streng limitiert und wird ausschließlich auf vinyl veröffentlicht.
klm = kassem mosse + lowtec + mix mup
pandt = perm + talski
recorded live in olganitz at nachtdigital xx . 90 minutes length. it s pure magic - just as jane s much-loved dance sets. the nachti ambient tape #1 contains the first 90 minutes of jane s ambient set at nachtdigital xx and will be available in limited quantity
as portrait with firewood is felix’s most personal body of work to date. the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017. capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. by putting aside his previous sampladelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point.
VOL.3 (BEN BUITENDIJK / TOM LIEM / JOCELYN ABELL / STEVEN SIWALETTE / VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D16.08.18
limited repress! for the third mouche release dutch artist ivano tetelepta has invited some of his closest friends to create not less than four fantastic dub infected and hypnotic grooves. his ep also marks the third edition of the so called -ivano tetelepta & friends--series. it all started with a record on highly acclaimed label fear of flying a few years ago and continued on rue de plaisance in 2016. now ivano brings out the third part on mouche. on the record he collaborates with the likes of ben buitendijk. tom liem. jocelyn abell and steven siwalette.
50% deal laura jones has had a breakthrough 2012. fulfilling touring dreams and winning the hearts of the global scene with her sensual melodic house and seductive. driving dj sets. it may come as a surprise that let me in is lauras first. albeit highly anticipated. solo ep. dropping on visionquest. let me in develops lauras signature sound. painting a fuller picture of the artist through deeper techno shades. live vocals and trademark hypnotic style.
o phase presents two striking. no-nonsense techno cuts for token85. each side of suspended animation delivers the special kind of face melter that manages to remain sincere without being overly self-serious. stroke b favours the sensational approach. with a bright and playful lead playing against a hi-hat frenzy in the breakdown. stroke c is more introverted on surface level. but offers pure chaos instead from its depth.
limited edition 180 gram gold with black haze lp with download code included. kaziwa is the second collaboration between iranian ambient experimental composer porya hatami and superlative sound designer uwe zahn’s arovane project.
the first release of the new label hupu records is on one side an adventure from spacey italo disco to wavey electronica by vorticon. the other side it s label founder aiden who brings a odd country infused techno track accompanied with a dreamy synth tune carried by a heavy bassline. limited handstamped vinyls with cool insert.
the debut ep from dj force & the evolution is a classic. not only was this ep the starting point to a run of huge releases by the group. including perfect dreams and high on life. it was also the beginning for darren styles as part of the evolution. and dj force. both of whom teamed up to bring the rave world numerous classics as years went by. but this ep was the beginning. and has long deserved a repress. the original pressing is changing hands for ridiculous amounts second hand. and this is the same three tracks. lovingly remastered and presented in their original format!
this is the first brand new hyper-on experience ep to be released in decades. and it is simply amazing. the legendary artist behind massive underground anthems such as “lord of the null lines” and “monarch of the glen” return with a superb 3 track ep and its like they have never been away. all three tracks retain that unique blend of quirky humor and style with serious production and technical skill. lift me up is a full on piano and live vocal work out. while cannon rush stands out as the most…hyper-on-ish of the tracks? with its choir intro and cleverly manipulated vocals. is is both original and authentic. meanwhile. vibrations rounds out the ep and stpes a little further back in time. being slightly slower and deeper. this whole ep is a classic waiting to happen.
in the third of the ‘phobiza trilogy’ we are invited through the ethereal haze that separates our world from ramzi’s flourishing kindom. guided always by the deity’s music. we are given passage through the arcane archipelago that ramzi calls home. a place where animals. children and wild spirits share territories and cooperate in harmony in their plight to protect these ancient islands from the ceaseless threat of the great grey invasion. with the night closely following us. we are welcomed to these lands in dusk’s light. with the warm tones of ‘bibwel’ (featuring asaël robitaille on synth) carrying us across 11 different islets. all with unique climates. flora and fauna. after travelling for many a sunrise and sunset we take pause at mid day on ‘det calash’ isle (with some beats provided by regular fantasy). we ending our journey with a final sunset. this time on the foggy island of ‘warhasu’ (recorded on vancouver island with hashman deejay). amor fati (meaning “love of fate” or “love of one’s fate” in latin) comes as the inaugural release on phoebé’s own fati records and is the new nesting place for ramzi and its’ extended family. the record ends the ‘phobiza’ story. following ‘phobiza dia’ on total stasis and ‘phobiza noite’ on moodhut.
jickow releases his lead and debut single -pig tails- on the well known resopal label. the belgium based producer has been at the heart of the minimal techno movement and is also a revered producer and performer who creates amazing sounds. the original is a funky athmospheric track with wriggling synths executed in jickows darker. more stripped back and abstract edges of the dancefloor. add into the package are two outstanding remixes by matt sassari and timid boy. all in all an essential release for 2018.
26 minutes of divine techno. midnight cults. the eagerly awaited sequel to last years cyanure dance features two epic new tracks from i hate models with vocal contributions from zanias and a sleek wave remix from dj varsovie. on the solar side the odyssey begins. it will last forever discharges a barrage of devastating. tensile beats over a swell of ethereal synths recalling the sirens - muses of the underworld. luring sailors to their deaths in a flurry of aggravated arpeggios. on the lunar side walpurgis night opens with a pristine. glacial sonic field. punctuated by the ricochet of beaten metal and drenched in the supernal. disembodied voice of zanias. echoing across vast fissures. pummelling through deep ravines and back out into space. dj varsovie completes the journey with his sensual take on walpurgis night. tempering the original with an insistent pitch black funk and somnambulant new wave vocals.
the rising london based label is quickly defining his own and unique sound laying down the law with another live jam recorded 4 tracks release by his own boss dothedu. following the success of the first release. senseverse records has came back with lost acids ep. a rough lost minded trip with an unusual sense of refinement. the producer lets the trip s curtain rise with lost acids which takes us to a gloomy hidden place on the edge of the house and techno roots with a banging 909 and crescendo 303 which dives smoothly into the background own producer s voice. colombine acids explores the happier stage of the trip and keeps the sound on the thin line in between the 2 genres with his fat kick and the flying and clashing crashes. the b1 throws us right back deep into the dark with a slowed down and mentally twisted remix by the very well known producer florian kupfer. finally early acids rings down the curtain s trip with some fine classic house music sonorities that lead us to a dreamy and dancy closing.
“monstrance” is mika vainio & joachim nordwall’s first album together and was originally released june 2013 via touch (to:88). it consist of drone works and pulsating electronic minimalism but also guitar. acoustic elements. organs and metal percussion. it was recorded in einstürzende neubauten’s berlin studio during an intense session in early summer of 2010. “monstrance” is a place where vainio’s and nordwall’s backgrounds as musicians and composers meet. and something new and extremely powerful is born. something deep. raw and direct…
lab personnel is a very intriguing collaboration between a number of producers hailing from croatia. members include zarkoff (member of sumerian fleet). neon lies. ikonal many more (total eight members). the tracks were recorded during synth lab 4 improvisational sessions in pisak in 2017. the album is a dense and stormy affair overall with mesmerizing and dark synths. the styles presented drift between genres including acid techno. electro. ebm. and other hybrids. all instrumental. the lp is a brooding journey into diverse techno soundscapes with eight strong tracks that will not disappoint.
in search of the sublime. contemporary electronic musician steve hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band. emeralds. an american touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. consistent with his solo work is hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise. varied. and distinctly physical forms. gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static melancholy to motorik bliss. dissolvi. the artist’s first full-length with ghostly international. engages sublimation from an ontological perspective: by dissociating the self. hauschildt steps out from the singular path. for the first time in a traditional studio. to compose and arrange contributions from friends. as a result. his most collaborative work to date extends a vast. vibrating framework in which to consider the state of being. the vinyl release includes a download code.
under cover for many years. this affie yusuf two tracker finally sees the light of day on the acclaimed mindyourhead imprint. comes on a generally deep green. mixed colour marbled 12’’ vinyl. affie yusuf paved the way uk acid house scene and so much more. releasing techno and acid throughout his career. mindyourhead records recognises that sometimes you need to look a little bit into the past to move ahead and has re-launched the label with this vinyl only release. ‘parrot soup’ is a fine example of just how a track title can have absolutely no relevance to the music whatsoever. this is a lovingly constructed example of how to convey images with sound. this music renders images brimming with joy and loss. icy cold chills and the warmth of the first rays of sun on a spring morning. tight. punchy drums with crisp 808 snares and driving toms lovingly complimented with dream-like pad sequences. soul searching strings and lush bassline form a quality crossover track that will appeal to lovers of many styles of techno and house. ‘something special’ is on a different tip. more driving and direct in style with the ‘everybody…’/ ‘something special’ vocal samples put to great use (need to be heard in context!) and that essential marching ‘affie acid’ bassline. the lead follows a similar pattern to the acid but pulls your head in a slightly different direction leaving the listener suitably twisted!! this proper ‘party acid’ has just the right level of balls to destroy a dancefloor without scaring off the faint of heart. lovely work affie!!
2nd full length album by gavin guthrie aka tx connect (previous releases on ceme organization and l.i.e.s.). influenced by a diverse background of italo. acid. horror soundtracks. industrial and ebm. gavin crafts dance floor stompers using analog tools and tape. not only a producer. he s also a reputed dj and head honcho at texas recordings underground (tru) record label. spread over 2 lps. these 10 tracks will be atomic bombs in your next dj set but could just as easily be the soundtrack to your next cerebral vacation. all tracks carefully mastered by martin bowes. limited edition.
in many ways. it s difficult to believe wehbba only dropped his first full-length ep on drumcode this year. released in february. the four-tracker eclipse was a monster statement piece of the brazilians talents and followed on superbly from fake. his contribution to last year s a-sides vol.6 inarguably one of the biggest tracks on the compilation. with the confirmation that wehbba will take part in drumcode s off week party in barcelona. followed by the brand s takeover of resistance in ibiza. its indisputable proof that his crisp. chord-driven take on techno has become a vital component to the expansive palette of sound adam beyer has drawn for the label in 2018 and beyond. catarse marks the rapid-fire follow-up from the prolific producer. opening with the eerie she lost control. wehbba says he took inspiration from the joy division track of almost the same name (‘she s lost control ). but instead of crafting the dense sonic atmosphere with vocals. he employs an analogue kick drum and stealth-like moog bass with dramatic results. process follows. a cut which begun as a cover jam of laurent garnier s crispy bacon and ends up incorporating the cut-up vocals of legendary minimal composer steve reich. who is one of wehbba s chief inspirators. the resulting track is an ice-cool percussive work that s rich in dancefloor functionalism. the title track will be familiar to many who follow drumcode radio. a goose-bump inducing highlight of beyers dcr392 at awakenings in eindhoven. catarse is driven by a memorable melodic riff resplendent in 90s techno euphoria. the ep concludes with the terrific mind awake. a powerful concoction of reverb heavy basslines and glitchy effects. that s been thoroughly road tested by both beyer and wehbba and kicks like a rodeo bull.
glasgow s wheelman provides the tenth iteration of dba s dubs series. following a series of high profile releases on huntleys & palmers. studio barnhus. and his own stereotone label. signal is wheelman s most ambitious effort to date. its searing amen stabs and deep sub bass guaranteed to wreck any club. while floating pads and crystalline strings add a bittersweet moment of rave nostalgia to the breakdown. on the flip. in line with the dba dubs concept of pairing a house track from an up and coming uk producer with a remix by an established techno name from across the pond. detroit in effect provide a cold. bleep-drenched take which raises the tempo of wheelman s original to an almost breakneck speed. d.i.e. also known as cybonix. were prolific throughout the late 90s and early 00s on their own m.a.p. label and more recently on rotterdam s clone. to coincide with the release of the tenth edition in the dba dubs series the label are also making all ten original tracks available as a digital package. while all ten of the remixes from the series get their own bundle. with wheelman and basic soul unit providing a megamix of each edition respectively.
gaunt re-emerges after his fantastic mmrh ep on beneath’s mistry imprint. with four tracks of stark. layered audio exploring areas of leftfield techno and club music. as well as pushing out into more abstract and experimental forms.
following his collaboration with nicolas jaar s clown & sunset label. cruz has self-produced and self-recorded this landmark album. limited edition clear vinyl release plus cd. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
four different trax for all moods and situations brought to you by a new posse of bad boys such as dj normal 4. denham audio. warlock and mark archer being remixed by label honcho kreggo. the records coming hand numbered in a pvc sleeve with a big artwork sticker and an insert. mastered by dmx krew
breach is back with his second release of the year on his new imprint nkdltd. on nkdltd002 breach delivers a two tracker entitled ‘turtle dance which continues where he left off in quality but stylistically stepping into warmer tones for the summer months. nkdltd001 saw the first release from the amsterdam based producer in three years and with it a return to breachs roots. deep. dark & moody tracks which went on to resonate with a broad selection of artists including benji b who went on to play it numerous times on his seminal bbc radio 1 show.
detail: having persuaded flamingods to dj at an east london food bank fundraiser (£7k raised for eat or heat). byrd out hounded them to produce a remix ep of their 2017 kewali ep. bringing together a team of intriguing artists. erol alkan s co-conspirator in beyond the wizard s sleeve. richard norris takes mixed blessings in a more a dancefloor friendly direction. liverpool 3 piece stealing sheep paint a hypnotic gloss on the title track. bringing out the colours in a downtempo sunrise of a remix. made for 6am. the quietus darlings vanishing twin s remix starts at a run and carries on from there. most obviously absorbing the middle eastern vibe. the ep is a step forward at a time when the world seems bent on looking backwards. artwork by james burgess. mastered by the legendary noel summerville.
apollo is proud to welcome paul frick to the fold. frick is a berlin-born music composer primarily known as one part of the group brandt brauer frick. stunningly despite a 20+ year history of making music “second yard botanicals” is his debut album. with bbf keeping frick inspired and busy since 2009. other ideas had piled up until a temporary break allowed him to fully dive into them - “while it took so long until i made my first album. it took about two months once i started.”
off-kilter broken beats from a collection of up & coming artists from around europe and beyond. a1. twelon - quad twelon heralds the start of the ep with a builder track perfect for openings and breakdowns mid set. industrial creeps and hisses. spliced with intricate percussion. a2. nollern - sitar pro nollern s eff_el & dan beaven burst forth to bring an upfront. yet minimalistic. glitch-rife drum track - perfect for the players wanting to layer an element of sparse. brutal breaks into the mix. b1. tlk - in your shadow tlk brings us a beautiful. emotion filled arp track. one of my goals when making a track. is to only use one sound: to make one synth sing. - linkwood. this is the inspiration that tlk used for in your shadow. b2. xantrax - xtk a trippy. jazzy combination of atmospheric synthesis. acoustic drums and a heavy bass-weight underlay. giving the ep a raw. yet balanced finish.
one of the most exciting young producers to emerge from japan in recent years is yunosuke senoo. aka lycoriscoris. with a knack for fusing organic melodies with futuristic electronic production. his distinctive output has been supported by the likes of dj koze and michael mayer. senoo now readies the launch of his latest album ‘flight’ on anjunadeep.
just imagine a unlimited number of invisible sensory tentacles sprouting from the brain striaght to exploring the future. for some years now innervisions are in good relation with toto. more and more they see creations develish detailed and deep as hell - harmony somewhere.
rico puestel is a phenomenon and currently one of the best artists around when it comes to solid. discerning techno. thats techno that takes no detours. doesnt hide behind vocal samples or need unnecessary. pseudo-intelligent tinkering to get the listeners attention. puestels two current cocoon contributions equity and immunised are strongly reminiscent of caravel. which he also released on cocoon recordings almost exactly a year ago. the mini breaks and prolonged dramatic pauses are all pieces in the puzzle of puestels arrangement and together with the hypnotic beats and constantly radiating synths and effects. they make up his own interpretation of techno sound. it buzzes. it shines and with the right pa its exactly the type of vibe that help us forget the daily grind of dance music madness! that ubiquitous let the bass kick sample hasnt felt so at home for a long time!
setaoc mass fourth record for figure displays a level of maturity an artist this young rarely inhabits. two tracks feature his ability to craft finely layered idm. showing another perspective of the ideas behind the cavernous techno taking up the rest of this ep. nestled between the electronica-pieces is torque. heavy yet undeniably beautiful with its big breaks towards ascension. moving effortlessly despite its weight. things turn serious on the flip side. bursting with bleeps and bulging beats. b1 is a slowly swelling beast with many heads. twisting and turning ceaselessly along its 6-minute runtime. never once letting the tension decline. spiraling inwards for a full-on mind trip. search lights is that key track to drop in the murkiest. darkest hour of the night. one that cuts through relentlessly and unites whatever is left of the dancefloor for one last frenzied commotion.
its done. the final. last and endmost volume of remixes for tuff city kids (aka philipp lauer and gerd janson) unique debut album adoldesscent are here. featuring kink. prins thomas. sascha funke. shan. justin strauss whatever/whatever project and brussels bohemian mugwump. tck originals are treated with acid. balearic rhythms. lean berlin grooves. new york city dubs. uk breaks and belgian new beats. there is something for every taste and one for each situation. the vinyl edition carries kink. prins thomas. sascha funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket icebot. for the rest. hit the download button. please. thats all folks.
conforce returns under his silent harbour guise this august with the ‘noctiluca’ mini lp. a six track collection set for release via copenhagen’s echocord. dutch producer boris bunnik has been releasing material under various guises over the past two decades such as conforce. versalife. hexagon. vernon felicity and of course silent harbour which he revisits here following 2015’s ‘hinterland’ on deep sound channel and the self-tilted inauguration of the project in 2012 on echocord. the beatless drones of ‘riparian’ open the package. perfectly setting the tone with murky bell like chimes. rumbling subs and splashes of white noise before title-track ‘noctiluca’ picks up the pace. tipping the focus over to bubbling dub echoes. glitched out. minute percussion and a sturdy muted kick to keep things driving. ‘dwelling’ is up next. featuring expansive. washed out synth textures. cavernous bass tones and modulating percussion throughout. leading on the b-side of the release is ‘peridinum’. employing classic dub techno tropes with an amalgamation of choppy stab sequences dynamically evolving over off-beat hats and a thunderous kick. ‘fusiformis’ strips things rhythmically whilst keeping the bubbling delays and expansive reverbs at it’s core before closing track ‘pelagia’ brings bright. resonant synth lines. delayed percussive hits and tension building synth bass into the limelight.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august. courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf. and further afield. for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon. clr. sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger. takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones. hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows. tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits. fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building. expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick. stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
currently the rediscovery of long forgotten japanese electronic. jazz and new age music is at a peak like never before. but although many re-issues already flood the record stores around the world: the large. diverse musical culture of japan still got some gems in store that are really missing.
after a liittle hiatus of 2 years the label which was formed back in 2013 by the founder of the ground breaking hedonistic undergound parties bohemian grove of the industrial city of manchester is back. the label will be bringing all kinds of electronic sounds mainly from the reaches of the cities industrial smog but some reaching further around the cosmos. this time we have debuting artist dane weaver with his first release on the label.
native response sales pack including:
- nr001v: nathan surreal - stockholm ep (kaap remix)
- nr002v: deltitnu - shaman among the machines ep (roger gerressen remix)
- nr003v: human space machine - ornithogallum ep (eduardo de la calle remix)
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the desired by many and sought after ‘the time’ by vizar is getting a re-release. the hypnotic and sweeping track originally released in 2011 is still being featured in numerous dj sets to this day thus proving the ‘timelessness’ contrary to its title. besides these it appeared as one of the soundtracks in anatoly ivanov’s 2013 documentary ’kvadrat’ that is about the realities of techno djing exemplified by the life of andrey pushkarev. b-side is reserved for yet another worthy vizar masterpiece. ‘in between’.
nathan micay (formerly bwana) steps out under his own name for the first time with a pair of glistening panoramas well-primed for those exultant hours of the early morning. the 12inch opens with first casualty. aka that track played by avalon in her printworks set last year. before heading into deeper territories with beginning ballads on the flip. in nathans words: these are without a doubt the most personal tracks i have written to date. i made them as a sort of exercise in self-therapy during my first few months in berlin. as time has gone on. more meanings have unfolded with each listen. for me. these tracks are a rebuttal to the endless churn of negativity in the news and online. they have become my battle cry in the club. something to mobilize while also offering a chance to escape it all. even briefly.
some time around 20 years ago. the artist known as dub surgeon made an absorbing album of beautiful dub infused with ambiance. found sounds and horizontal rhythms. the lost future was recorded at the former amsterdam film academy where dub surgeon. the recording engineer for the project was ricardo villalobos. dub surgeon and ricardo villalobos then mastered it together. putting it through several vintage mixers and recording it to 2 inch tape. then. tragedy struck: a storm surged and ignited a fire that ravaged the studio. the master copy was thought to have been lost forever. dub surgeon stopped making music and disappeared into the shadows after just two eps on future dub in 2002/3. but one day 15 years later. totally out of the blue. he received a demo of the lost future. pay attention to this. it said. attached was a demo version of the long lost album and now. finally. it has a perfect and impossibly poetic home on dubais ark to ashes. which is named in homage to the story of lee scratch perry burning down his black ark studio to rid it of demons. sounding as fresh as ever. the lost future is an authentic dub experience with a story as special as the music itself.
bergsonist is the moniker of moroccon born and nyc based selwa abd. solyaris follows the self-released i and a prolific slew of releases for labels such as styles upon styles. borft. and angoisse amongst others. for selwa her uncompromising & otherworldly. hypno technoid creations aim to capture a given moment in time. contextualising her often direct. hugely affective. & unpolished approach to production.
melly aka dj apres ski with four tracks of cerebral club music only for the headstrung. highlights from where to now? and jheri tracks alumnus include the tripped-out meandering tease of shrubbery and the space bass of mineral water. which closes the 12inch on a locked groove. mastered by someones dad? cut at schnittstelle. artwork by mel keane.
look we re five records deep and yes. we arent sure which tune is on which side. but luckily. this release is as high concept as speed 2: cruise control. on one side you will find ad. which samples an inspiring speech given by the heroic angela davis at southbank in 2017. listen to her wisdom as you play this in your front room at 7am to people who suddenly can t quite look at their hands properly. the other side pas greets you with warnings of atomic explosions over a riotous jam between a yamaha cs-10 and a sturdy analogue 808 clone. if you have a pressing need for air raid sirens. this is for you. we hope you like this west friends release. there will be more.
an impressive debut ep on fledgling uk label uncertainty principle from berlin-based artist larry. sys 001 features four tracks of superbly produced microtonal electronica and techno. cerebral and banging in equal parts. opening track systems hyperthread ramps up the tension before growling into action. techno thumper systems obfuscate hits like a jack hammer. and systems online resets the mood before systems encoder sends us spiralling into the future. one to watch.
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album. firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue). and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip. turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords. sweaty machine percussion. and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier. if surprisingly stripped back. feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object. with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing. cymbal-heavy groove.
waehlscheibe from switzerland has thought of something really special to celebrate release #10 and has created a double vinyl compilation that assembles many of the label s regulars together with a few fresh faces. the prevailing sound between deep and dubby techno and dub house refects the label s long-time dedication to this particular version of electronic music. thus waehlscheibe has established itself as more than an insider s tip for those who cherish grounded quality and timeless sounds. from the dub techno sounds of novio dub tribe. patrizio gabrielli and s&ro via sophisticated dub house from mend. anton kubikov and alessandro crimi to the housey afairs of a.s.cudia and drei farben house the compilation x showcases a fne variety of contemporary house and techno with subtle twists and quite a few sonic surprises.
the drip ep brings together four distinctive producers and one set of sounds - the drips. the result is a compilation of 4 tracks that bring the swing and sampling of some of accidental jnr’s finest to produce a soaking wet dancefloor. first up is label boss matthew herbert with a trademark groove that harks back to his wishmountain moniker albeit found lurking in the swamp. cosmo sheldrake takes a slight departure from his usual multi-instrumentaling live-looping avant-folk to deliver a track that could only be described as travelling circus aqua-techno. bahraini born. french / us bred and now edinburgh dwelling video game builder. sound designer and sometime scottish league football referee yann seznec opens the b-side with an absolute stormer of a rain drenched club hook. sussex based producer crewdson and builder of such electronic instruments as the eggiophone and concertronica closes proceedings with a drizzling evolving 2-step number.
in addition to his debut release on vanila. enigmatic artist expropriation comes out once again from his hole in athens to bring with him two slow . long and filthy tunes. inspired from the 80s and 90s cult mythology. western horror and leto deliver the boogie and new beat vibes into the new era . covered from grungy industrial textures.
support from: ben ufo (hessle). oli_n (phonica). ander b (robsoul). eltron john (uncanny valley). simon caldwell (fbi radio). herzel (hivern disc). nori (posivision). sascha funke. nathan g. dmitry (neo violence) acid influenced many of us. in fact. for a huge proportion of us. acid kicked off this sweaty. painful. yet incredibly fulfilling journey. the 2 originals by dircsen utilize the 303 in different ways - the opener ‘beyond collapsing silence’ sounds like an instant acid house classic with its energetic drums & dreamy atmosphere. whilst ‘depth scan’ slows it down. focusing more on hypnosis. rounding off the 3-track ep is an idiosyncratic remix of ‘depth scan’ by l.i.e.s. legend. florian kupfer. a dubbed out original gets well and truly saturated.
south london label and party series troy town is proud to present the first release in 3 years from warren brown aka wbeeza. insanely talented south london producer and 1st generation pioneer of what has become affectionately known in dance music as the peckham sound . djs. producers and musicians such as henry wu. bradley zero and chaos in the cbd have added to the wealth of a deeply musical community but it was the likes of brown and another se15 local. el-prevost. who first put the area on the dance music map. although he s resistant to using the word house too often about his music. the swing nods to detroit and chicago while the links to friends and collaborators. delano smith. mike agent x clark and scott grooves are clear. progressing through a musical heritage that has seen him produce across grime. hip-hop. drum n bass and techno but it s his signature low slung. heavy-on-groove and atmosphere productions that have garnered the respect of peers and critics whilst his popular and energetic live sets have seen him tour extensively around the world for the past 8 years. this 3-track ep covers a variety of moods and situations. opening with the od. a heady march to peak time on the dancefloor which has featured heavily in live sets over the last 2 years. the bassline bubbles tantalisingly as it edges through a kinetic. digital riff that sticks with you long after the lights go up. grove park is so low slung that the snare sounds like it might fall out of sync at any moment while the lead synth leads you on a drunk walk home. at times holding it s line before stumbling over a pitch bend and veering to find its balance. bizzle boogie is equal parts gritty. midwest-influenced bounce track and shimmering eyes closed rave moments.