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.
bulkhead present their debut album – aft pressure. it is a statement of intent. blurring the parameters of dance music culture with equal doses of insanity and serenity. at the same time. it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. the double vinyl release includesd a download code.
piano day is an official body created in 2015 by berlin-based composer nils frahm and his closest friends to house various exciting. piano-related projects for everyone to participate in.
the first project revealed by the piano day team in 2015 was the building of what will be the world’s tallest piano: the klavins 450. designed by piano builder david klavins who also created nils’s upright stage piano. the una corda. with over 70 per cent of the 120.000 euro target reached. the piano building is already underway and fans can continue to donate via www.pianoday.org.
it was on the 3.7 meters high klavins m370 that nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one sitting. which formed his 2015 album. solo.
erased tapes label mates Ólafur arnalds and nils frahm recorded and mixed their first collaborative record between reyjkjavík and berlin as a surprise release for label founder robert raths. the ambient/electronic work stare is a true family effort from Ólafur arnalds and nils frahm with anne müller joining in on cello and all graphics by close label-friend and now in-house designer torsten posselt of feld studios. reissue. mastered at dubplates & mastering.
berlin-based pianist nils frahm is already a firebrand in the music world. collaborating with contemporaries such as peter broderick. Ólafur arnalds and anne müller. his unconventional approach to an age-old instrument. played contemplatively and intimately. has won him many fans around the world.
having recorded his last album live in a large. reverberant church. nils frahm now invites you to put on your headphones and dive into a world of microscopic and delicate sounds – so intimate that you could be sitting beside him.
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.
we re very happy to welcome the mighty historical repeater. for their first full ep. historical repeater is the collaborative project of ctrls and solid blake. and here they unload four tracks of supreme sonic quality. channeling the spirit of classic techno with high-level sound design. alongside tricky. raw electro that doesn t compromise. historical repeater arrive with a carefully distilled sound that stands out from the crowd. from the trance-inducing title track -scientific calculator- to the insistent. pulsing groove of closing cut -say nothing-. this record is especially characterized by its weird vox hooks and deft rhythms – underpinned by a swirling sea of dynamic. digital synthesis. in short. it s a belter! early support from ben ufo. perc. happa. randomer. anastasia kristensen. rebekah and more.
following some now cult releases on mutli culti. turbo recordings (with the much-acclaimed “mz”) and his recent lp “lotos land” on japanese imprint endless flight. our favourite east-berlin born child sascha funke is finally coming up with an ep on hippie dance’s sister label your and your hippie friends. “i guess more than one of you have noticed my obsession with sascha funke’s music over the past years since it is an essential part in my dj sets. after the pause he gave his solo work to put his attention into his amazing band project saschienne together with julienne dessagne (aka fantastic twins. also his partner in life). he came back with a really cool ep on kompakt records which i played over and over and left me wanting for more. being close friends gave me the luxury of having access to his material before other people and when i would visit the coolest couple in berlin. sascha would always play me his new tunes in the car while rolling through the city. every time i would ask for those tracks to play them and in the club. people that i would play with would often ask who was behind them. as it happened with tiga one night in cologne. and eventually led to sascha’s music being released on turbo recordings and multi culti the following months. now i finally got the chance and honour to release a sascha funke ep on our own humble label... acatenango. like every time. it all started with me visiting berlin. sascha playing his new material while cruising around on board of his german car. me getting in trance while listening to it. asking for it and playing it right away in my next sets. three super cool tracks. all very different from each other but somehow connected with the inimitable funke touch. powerful yet elegant. hypnotic yet fun. brutal yet sophisticated. sascha funke... he’s a hippie and he’s a friend.” rebolledo
mid june will see the launch of echocord sub-label echo echo with the ‘dream observer’ ep from grad_u. copenhagen’s echocord is a dub techno imprint with a history dating back fifteen years and a back catalogue featuring material from genre defining artists like deepchord. fluxion. sven weisemann. pole and grad_u who launches the new off shoot imprint echo.
the release opens with ‘jacob’s dream’. fifteen minutes of release date: subtly modulating synth glitches. ethereal synth drones. sweeping atmospherics and dubby echoes creating a hypnotic. ever-unfolding composition.
‘observing the night sky’ then follows on the flip side with thunderous kick drums. rumbling low-end pulses. wandering dub chords and bubbling glitches all subtly nuanced throughout the tracks ten-minute duration.
geins t naït is considered legendary at offen music. releasing music since 1986. their last 3 albums have featured laurent petitgand (2011. 2014 & 2015). now we present a collection of new unreleased tracks that we hope will plunge you deep into the special world of gn & lp. includes dl code!
a new heart-stopping piece of work by visonia in which sadness. happiness. hopeful and desperation are in a continuous battle. as a result of this distress and ad nauseam the chilean artist has asked himself about the sense of life and figured out how to look on the bright side. doubtless. if we talk about -fake wings- we could point out that this one is an epic and thought-provoking album composed of 6 wicked tunes and released on lovely pinkwhite vinyl.
we are glad to intruduce you this new joint venture. crvel are p.e.a.r.l. and tensal colliding in the studio with the aim to create cyclical weapons for the most osbscure dancefloors. raw synth lines. crispy high frequencies. continuous sequences and plenty of details and subtle twists that keep the flow going. four exercises of futuristic techno with no turnabouts. straight to the point with a timeless attitude.
oktave records returns for the third installment from the label. once again featuring owner and proprietor jeff derringer at the helm. the factions ep shows jeff at his most direct and robust. with three tracks of meticulously constructed techno. pressed on solid orange vinyl.
if there is one album that we would take with us an a desert island its this one. the worst of krtm is one of the most refreshing records we have heard in a long time. perfectly blending industrial techno and hardcore to one unique beautiful/terrifying work of art. we could almost write a book on how unique and great this album is but lets just stop here and let the music do the talking. all hail krtm!
death in vegas return with the single ‘honey’. its second collaboration with sasha grey. ‘honey’ is a slow. seductive serenade. with an organic. psychedelic tone: dreamy and dripping with intensity.
the b side features ‘witchdance dub’. richard fearless’ long-held remix of ‘witchdance’ off trans-love energies. featuring the haunting vocals of katie stelmanis from austra. fearless cut three dubplates of ‘witchdance dub’ after he mixed this track. dj harvey has one. prosumer the other. and fearless kept the 3rd: delicate acetates that have been played out sparingly but with electric effect. this track is effortless. minimal dance music imbued with fearless’ unique production sound- it’s not one to miss.
having turned quite a few heads with the first instalment “a very nice combinado volume uno” (yayhf 01). hippie dance sister label you and your hippie friends plows forward ever. backwards never on the latest 12” selection a very nice combinado volume dos. with exclusive tracks from kasper bjØrke. paulor. fantastic twins. zombies in miami and roman flÜgel remixed by pachanga boys.
only one month after the release of their first ep on mt on may 2018. vactrol park continue surprising. this time with a full lp in the shape of “music from the luminous void”.the album sees vp delve much deeper into more atmospheric realms. using modular synths and unexpected drum machine sequencing they leave the 4x4 beats behind in favor of off-world rhythms and ever growing bass.
..... starting with drops’s high frequency tension. laying on top of those heavy kick drums it keeps on growing and growing. from there it moves to the “end of the party” groove that is novikov’s notation. and its trippy monotonic rhythm. the a-side ends with the heavy sampled ambient track macbeth. bringing forward that mesmerizing flute solo by italian artist luca spagnoletti yet succeeding in avoiding the kitsch. and with a touch of class.
.....the b-side delves even deeper into ambience and atmospheric muzak. starting with bells. that features again spagnoletti on flute. then we get into the real gems of the album - anstruther and glove. the first is a pure trip into modular psychedelia and repetitive jazzy-like drum rhythms. creating tension right from the start and plays with it throughout the track before decaying slowly into glove. which is in sense both the catharsis and the decompression session of the album. like a 2018 version of vangelis. this track’s soundscape will keep you dreaming with your eyes closed long after the album ends.
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.
arktapes whispers in its cuts from the southern american continent. fine spaced out and atmospheric jams. strongly grounded in deadly grooves. a sweeping homage to the roots of our music genre. with a taste for novelty.
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!!