uncage founder marco faraone debuts on rekids. dropping four techno cuts on the label’s special projects series this march. the italian producer has had a busy few years touring north america. south america and europe. not to mention dropping releases on labels like ovum and tenax recordings. meanwhile his uncage imprint. which he runs alongside norman methner. has quickly cemented a reputation for quality house and techno. releasing music from artists like eduardo de la calle. pablo mateo and fabio della torre (under his corcos moniker). with its rolling percussion and a heady spoken word sample. find the song introduces a quintessential rekids record. thunderous kick drums and piercing stabs then form the high-octane arcane before the dark and ominous justice demonstrates industrial elements and floating atmospherics. tying it all together. tantalizing melodies join echoing effects for the final track titled layers.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER (AND ALSO THOSE WHO HAVE) (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK20.03.18
repress - please note new artwork - nine of the densest ambient and meditative music pieces since the dawn of music!! sounds both extremely of this time. and of no time whatsoever. monolithic and stark but extremely warm. intensely personal. and for every one in every which way. we are very happy to present to you -for those of you who have never (and also those who have). an album by huerco s.
paper tree sneaked out into the world for a moment a few years back and then vanished. lee burridge loved the track so much that he continued to harass rebelski. sometimes standing outside his window in the flower bed. for weeks on end until he finally agreed to let lee release it on all day i dream. not content with a single track lee went back to rebelskis garden and tapped on the window repeatedly until he agreed to make some more beautiful tracks. obviously pestering producers in this manner bares fruit. the paper tree ep ranges from a beautiful solitary solo piano piece that wouldn t be amiss in a british period piece drama where someone dies unexpectedly leaving the survivors to deal with it. all the while maintaining their stiff upper lip. fly the kite made us want to go outside and do just that. so we did. it was epic. circles and squares joins paper tree as one of those dance floor moments best experienced with ones eyes closed. myriad is the sound of a young lady robots jewelry box (yes. we predict robots will be wearing jewelry in the future) that she(bot) pines to hear when she s all grown up and rusty. omoshiroi is. well. its just so damn pretty. good work rebelski. good work.
chreal01 is the debut project by scottish producer chaotic reality exploring a meditative side to techno. written over the course of several months spent living in new york as a resistance to the frenetic pace of a busy environment. chreal01 contains four tracks that repeat. oscillate and soundtrack a more centred existence. inspired by shinichi atobe. avalon emerson. newworldaquarium / ross154 & the 7th plain. each track in this self-released record is named after its sequence and operates on a slower tempo. focussing on melody and sound design. with aim to investigate the space between dub techno and early trance. track one opens with gentle dancing chords developing over 7 minutes. with subtle nods to echospace and black dogs otaku over a punchy kick and warm sub. reverb-licked stabs pass softly in and out the mix and ride over a homogenous chord range. highlighting points in the melody and meandering back into the ether. two has an introspective focus. rarely reaching more than two kicks per four bars. an arpeggiated lead centres the composition. slowly developing over a thick bassline. distant snaps and pops season the track and highlight the empty breathing space intentionally left in the production. on the b-side. three is characterised by heavily saturated kicks softly thumping under a bubbling melody. broken by echo-delayed stabs varying in form. filter depth and feedback timing. on the closing song four. chaoticreality develops and sculpts a stack of delayed chords creating a progressively elevating soundscape. the lead melody chords layer and discord changing thickness. shape and form throughout with pseudo kicks acting as a complimentary melody. here. cr plays with space to creating a hypnotic spacial production akin to digital justice or the orb. with the intention to take the listener to a transcendental state. chreal01 is housed in a popset sleeve & hand stickered
repitch recordings new release is one of a kind. attesting to the greatness of belgian industrial techno pioneer hypnoskulls album ffwd>burnout. the label has compiled a fresh selection from the 1999 milestone and now pressed it for the first time on vinyl. the aim is to introduce its grinding breakbeats. its blasting hyperbolic groove. and ferocious disturbance to a new generation. championing an undying enthusiasm for heavy and deconstructed club sounds. moreover. the ep comes with an exclusive remix by birmingham master surgeon. whose own militancy in hard-edged techno has contributed to his legendary status. reuniting a different yet somewhat similar vision of dancefloor experimentation. it also includes an updated version of hypnoskulls manifesto. renewing his methods of cultural resistance.
luxus varta makes his debut on brokntoys with then we fall the mysterious producer has previously released records with solar one music. intramuros and shipwrec. here he delivers 6 tracks of intricate. experimental. weirded out electro & electronica. individually screenprinted & limited to 300 copies
nick anthony simoncino is synonymous with the revival of italian house music over the past five years or so. and so it feels right for him to be delivering this album to vibraphone. of course. simoncino has more than enough skills (and hardware) to make something truly special. and that s apparent from the opening strains of -mystic adventures- onwards. there s a sense of urgency and mystery woven into tracks like -righteous rule-. where haunting leads wobble over sizzling drum machines. and the overall mood is redolent of 80s soundtracks mixed with the uneasy side of chicago house music. maintaining a punchy finish throughout and constantly reaching for the spooky side of machine soul. simoncino has more than delivered for the legendary italian label.
we welcome tim fairplay with his track key to paradox with a remix from iron blu. pressed on a one-sided. hand stamped and numbered standard weight black vinyl release. accompanied by a printed info sheet insert.
re-release: released in 1993. the technology ep appeared on the start of a re-establishment of electro music and a beginning for the direct beat label. that would be a constant reminder of where to see aux88 material come to light. -technology- carried the aux88 brand onto radio. mainstream club and dance parties...become a sought after 12- by a band that proclaimed its sound as electro/techno . the techno bass mix is the original track. (now for the first time available) rhythm mix is a different animal on its own... within the track you can hear the growth of what would become the sound of emerging aliases in years to come and the use of distinct voices/vocals. with both versions from the original studio recordings in 1993. listeners will be treated to a major bonus point in the birth of the aux quadrant of projects to come. designed for a well-deserved space on the global dance floor.
SP 004 (FEAT ITCH E & SCRATCH E MIX) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl lp. 180gr UK20.03.18
spinning plates is back for another long overdue release. and this time it comes in the form of a split ep featuring returning artist andy rantzen and laccy with two tracks each. the vinyl only release comes with very special screen-printed silkscreen artwork and is pressed on meaty 180g vinyl for an extra warm and deep sound. andy rantzen is a sydney based artist who appeared on this label s superb second release. the 98% track from it was used by sonja moonear in her cocoon mix cd shared with carl craig. and andy is also well-known as part of the duo itch-e and scratch-e along with paul mac. he assumes that alias here for a remix of the dial. laccy aka pascal sturmer is a young but talented artist who regularly finds himself behind the decks at cult clubs like berlin s club de visionaire and the spaced parties in london. a friend of label a&r bruno schmidt. he just released on francesco del garda s label timeless. is a real underground head with a bottomless well of knowledge when it comes to cult sounds and scenes and is signed to the top crisalida agency.
it is undeniable that bjarki and his bbbbbb imprint are at the forefront of iceland’s dance music scene. playing a vital role in asserting the country as a hub for genre bending electronic music. although the label has proved to be a solid platform for bjarkis own experimental material. bbbbbb continues to host some of icelands best talents (notably last year’s lauded release from volruptus who followed up with another killer outing on т..р..и..п..). for bbbbbb’s 10th release bjarki continues to substantiate his a&r abilities. introducing the world to lord pusswhip. having enjoyed a meteoric rise as a key player in icelands hip-hop scene. the young producers sound has continued to evolve since befriending bjarki and the bbbbbb crew. and the hand of glory ep now sees him at arguably his most adventurous and experimental yet. murky atmospherics introduce xmas jam creep before a cacophony of percussion ups the energy. setting the tone for a dynamic release. crazy shit mane follows with its crunchy drums. scintillating synths and sultry bass until hop out the car blends hip-hop vocals with mesmerising chord sequences reminiscent of richard d.james early work. an undulating bassline then works alongside a chorus of angelic voices in ‘the hand of glory. making way for the syncopated and dreamlike shroomm0(u)rning. moving into ambient territories. green house living layers pads and samples together to generate an otherworldly aesthetic until choppa hard combines ominous drones with a steady beat to conclude the release.
akumandra is the mexican imprint of sainte vie. the label promotes the exceptional artists riding the sub current of multicultural electronic music and. after 3 years of sharing its music for free. it s about to release on vinyl for the first time. sainte vie s music is a prime summary of what it means to hear in a post-genre universe. as trends are quickly rendered obsolete. the accumulation of culture debris is becoming more significant in relation to the producer the ability to create a nostalgic blur through a composition of artifacts and interpretations. paying homage to this. estacion inmortal (sainte vie s first ep) produces the afterglow associated with an auditory epiphany. the combination of mellow interludes. earthy chord progressions and acoustic-synthetic equilibrium have the capacity to conquer both communal space and solitude.
stunning new album from chicago’s finest electronic futurist hieroglyphic being. aka jamal moss. newly released on soul jazz records. this is his third album for the label. following on from the acid documents (2015). and african with mainframes (w/ noleian reusse) k.m.t. (2016). limited edition of 1000 copies on double 12 inch vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
guttural. pained screams from beyond converge with mangled corrosive rhythms on the sophomore ep from dint for horo. ‘hooker’ convenes an impromptu post punk band out of undead skeletal pulses and spits a frustrated barb to anyone in earshot. ’shovel’ slams nails in relentlessly with an excruciating vocal refrain grinding over the band of zombies undulating bass riff. decaying as it loops. ’skewer’ drags the undead to the dance-floor with a primitive rhythm that rises and ducks. wringing out the intensity with macabre vocal commands reaching through a wall of distortion.
drew mcdowall and hiro kones collaborative record the ghost of georges bataille induces a state of suspense via sonic seance. conjuring the sentiment of death as productive force. the artists join their analog paradigms to open a door elsewhere. or perhaps. inside sublimating personal struggles into ritualistic offerings. churning. cinematic. and pulsating with an organic sentience the ghost of georges bataille invites an undeniable presence into the consciousness and lulls both collectors and the newly inducted alike into catharsis with the hairs on their arms standing up. not for the casual listener.
animals onpsychedelics is a label out of cleethorpes. run by dj carl h. through a combination of name. artwork and musical output. animals on psychedelics focuses on the more tripped out. spacey side of electronic music. release 003 comes from memphis who has had these tracks hidden away on his dats files since the early 90s. jane fitz who contributed to the 1st release over at aop helped un earth and make this ep happen. you know its going to quality with janes involvment.
taking its title from a minoan legend that deals with rage. greed and destruction. the latest release from abyss x expands and reconstructs conceptions of aural space and time. out on february 23 on danse noire. pleasures of the bull finds the multi-disciplinary artist and producer flirting with the sounds of hard jazz while mystifying the parameters of experimental music across several distinct movements. thus allowing the listener to break free from their sonic principles.
on the a side bftt and lack follow on from their debut release on the fifth cong burn tape. bftt crafts a peak time sub heavy techno weapon which beautifully collapses in on itself before its final ascent. lack layers polyrhthmic splashes of shackleton-esque percussion over dubbed out bass growls. flip it over and you ve got chekov following up his ace debut on shanti celeste s peach discs with electro 808 patterns and swells of low end weight. howes lowers the tempo with a low key bubbler that further explores the textures laid out on cong burn s first 12inch.
guttural. pained screams from beyond converge with mangled corrosive rhythms on the sophomore ep from dint for horo. ‘hooker’ convenes an impromptu post punk band out of undead skeletal pulses and spits a frustrated barb to anyone in earshot. ’shovel’ slams nails in relentlessly with an excruciating vocal refrain grinding over the band of zombies undulating bass riff. decaying as it loops. ’skewer’ drags the undead to the dance-floor with a primitive rhythm that rises and ducks. wringing out the intensity with macabre vocal commands reaching through a wall of distortion. on remix duties. ontal turn shovel into a peak time industrial techno weapon. while anfs grinds skewer into a jagged amen experiment. and codex empire fuses shovel and skewer into an anthemic sludge. oake wraps up the experience by taking hooker into another realm. convening another band of tortured souls stuck in purgatory. wrecking the rhythms with adrenaline-fuelled pitch black energy.
press release black wood 02 javier carballo - morning vibe javier carballo is probably one of spain s most relevant music ambassadors.aceo & founder of under your seat. this canarian artist rides between minimal / deep house and low dub techno. resulting in a delightfully balanced and distinctive style. on this release. javier dives into an elegant and perfect minimalistic loop filled with strokes of house music. powerful dance floor oriented deep tracks. yaya is the hidden gem on the release with an awesome remix. this well known music monster gives us a masterpiece where minimalistic and energetic coexist to perfection.
slang is a new perspective on the rich collaborative e orts that unite dj deep & roman poncet. over the last two years. their studio work has resulted in an eclectic myriad of productions. may it be on rekids. on tresor records as adventice. on desire as sergie rezza and now as slang. their music is always unfamiliar and far-reaching into di erent sources of inspiration. afro percussions. dubbed out processing. field recordings and house chords come together under the form of these poems. contemplative at times and measured at others.
part of the current crop of artists spearheading the uk acid revival. posthuman s output has evolved over the years. encompassing many genres & styles from their early electronica releases. to their later acid & slow-mo techno. their debut release in 2000 was a series of hand made cds simply called -posthuman- (though better known by the colour of the card inserts grey. black. blue and brown). the duo then went on to host a number of parties in an abandoned underground train station in london between 2001 and 2004. and founded their own label seed records (2) with which they released 3 albums and several other releases of their own and other artists material. they also were the first act on manchester based imprint skam s smak sublabel. doherty left seed records to help relaunch uk techno imprint b12 records in 2006. and started a new label balkan vinyl in 2010. in 2007. doherty founded london-based acid house retrospective clubnight i love acid- where posthuman are monthly resident djs. in 2014 the clubnight launched a vinyl-only label of the same name. he also performs as agt rave cru and as one half of altern 8 live shows since 2015.
a four track ep from slum village co-founder. former bling47 label boss and current head of the dirt tech reck label. waajeed. the detroit native has worked previously with theo parrish. mad mike banks and amp fiddler. and in 2017 held a residency at detroit love parties across the globe. ‘mother’. featuring detroit singer-songwriter steffanie christi an. is driven by an arpeggiated synth lead above shuffling percussion and heartfelt vocals. whilst ‘earth’. a collaboration with the enigmatic blaktony. takes a moodier turn with stripped back drums and syncopated keys. ‘obba’ rides a melodic bassline into the cosmos. whilst ‘frances’ offers a soothing dose of otherworldly disco funk. additional mixing on the ep was provided by planet e head carl craig
having last graced etruria beat with his excellent peruana ep. backed by remixes from twr72 and label boss luca agnelli and after a great ep on pfirters label mindtrip record. home grown talent diego amura returns to etruria with his phalaina ep. featuring two new originals backed by a brace of heavyweight remixes. the title track with its violent kick and rough bass receives not one. but two remixes from uk techno pioneer ben sims. two different interpretations in his spacey and jackin remixes that both deliver intense grooves. spacey synths and thumping beats. diegos euphausia with its strong 909 groove and hypnotic flavour is reworked by figure. clergy artist and sk_eleven boss setaoc mass. who delivers a stripped. but imposing offering that will ignite any dancefloor.
viers clocks back in on figure duty. showing up with up for another strong statement of his unmistakenly singular style. here he is working it from all angles: straight up and searingly stoic techno opener let my mind breath is grinding away grittily. while things turn surprisingly bouncy. as genesis dishes out electrifying boom-bap-breakbeats. transporting imagery of neo-futuristic tokyo streets. as night sets in. so does the kinetic groove of oyasumi. which twirls layers of energetic movement into a thick current. zooming through the citys deep gorges of concrete and fiber glass. closing track data entry 4590 finally provides some soothing ambient tones of melancholic longing. inviting to slowly drift away into white-washed nothingness and process the bright color storm that viers lets unfold on this intense record.
5 1 1 5 9 3 is the first full-length album release of vienna based artist electric indigo. who started djing in the late 1980s. worked at the legendary hard wax record store in the early 1990s. and effortlessly manages to entertain the dancing crowd at berghain as much as the contemporary music avant-garde at wien modern. 5 1 1 5 9 3 combines influences of both worlds into a consistent and coherent album. crystalline metallic objects collide. embedded into fractured endless spaces. sparse rhythmical syncopations shaping grids. holding sonic particles in place. rare vocal transformations inject a human touch. 5 1 1 5 9 3 offers a unique universe. full of color and light. partially flirting with current club music and at other times diving deep into sublime sonic areas.
the fourth installment in john osborns dred records series will be from fellow uk producer harsh puri who goes under the moniker reformed society. dred 004 consists of six tracks in total three that will appear on the vinyl release. followed by another three that will be digital-only exclusives. harsh puri aka reformed society debuted in 2015 with this being his sixth consecutive release in order. harshs productions caught johns eye. or rather ear. after being sent to him last year and resulted in this release of six solid prime time deep house stompers. packaged in an understated matte white sleeve with a black and white picture of brahma (the four headed hindu god of creation) handstamped on each cover by the label owner himself. this being a continuation of the human skull dred logo. one life opens the dimensions ep and is the track given to label boss john osborn for deconstructing and remoulding into his own specific vision each release will contain a rework from osborn. if you are familiar with johns previous work you will immediately recognize his characteristic resonating percussion. the tune being a deep house sci-fi storm expedition driven by a full luscious kick covering the tracks of chords from unsettled pads. the eps title track has ambient sonic rays flowing through it. being aptly named dimensions it is also the records warmest adventure. distorted percussion juggles sparse subaqueous melodic moments. and from here we go into the 12inches final moment. chasing titanoid. reformed society goes in with full yet silent force on this one. a warped bassline co-creates the groove with a particularly bouncy beat with sharp strings piercing though.
after their stunning debut on art. electro purveyors london modular alliance return as they keep up their unstoppable momentum on the contemporary electronic scene. with a slew of high profile live shows behind and in front of them - lma go from strength to strength as evidenced by this 5 track ep spanning deep. emotive ambience all the way to heavy wobble electro bass. unmissable!!
for the second release on their black series. ravage invited electronic music veterans al matthews and patrick walker to team up under their forward strategy group moniker. the last release of these legends was quite a few years ago. but the wait was worth it. their east port rangers ep kicks-off with nine and one. a hypnotic. heavy-loaded stomper containing some uplifting. loopy vocals. following is the most minimalistic track of the ep. lisp your way. yet it still has a lot of substantial punch and lash to it. the b-side starts off with heavy broken beats. combined with a classic rave sound. taking the listener back to the blistering sound of the nineties. finally. the ep oozes down with the track in abeyance. a haunting. down-tempo track with a melody to send shivers down your spine. which could be deemed a real creeper.
a song dedicated to his wife and their marriage. the song contains so much captured emotions. from shimmering synths and old school orchestra hits to a solid walking bass line that solidifies the love for the dance floor. on the dub mix. santiago stripped the track down for a big sound system leaving a heavy bass line and strings throughout the track. esteban adame presents guaguanco. i wrote this track while playing with g2g and mike banks was always pushing us to electrify your roots. though my family is not cuban. cuban music has been a huge part of my musical development as a musician. the track uses traditional cuban rumba rhythms (guaguanco) to trigger synths and percussion samples alike to create a dense polyrhythmic cushion for the track to sit on.
here comes in the dark again 09! please open your ears for five sonic adventures. brought to you by the amazing sound explorers moralez feat. zombierella. zak famellos. textasy. night caller and vinilette!
deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. ep incl.red axes. manfredas remix!deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. the two members of the band grew up in rehovot (israel) where they met and rehearsed. their name (which means girls in russian) was given to them by kaminskys father. the bands musical influences go from garage punk to russian folk music. this is their 1st ep for red axes label garzen records. incudes two remixes by manfredas & red axes themselves!
-alter nos- from latin. means -the other us-. indeed both sides including 2 tracks. the first double lp is written and produced by outpostlive. hydrangea. lunatik. invite. rommek. concept of thrill. beat movement. worg.
25k mph is a multi-part audio project which sets out to explore the evolution of the engine to reach earth s escape velocity. incopex is the first installment of this project. it focuses on the sounds of the internal combustion engine. recorded in summer 2015 through live hardware sessions and mixed at studio 141. east london
slow glass is not only the debut release by le frère it is also a very personal diary of the last two years of his life. all four tracks are based on recordings. samples and ideas he collected while travelling the world. with the concept of slow glass in mind le frere tried to catch moments of his life without stripping them of their dynamic and evanescence. the ep starts with lots of positive energy and light but already reveals glimpses of the shadows that slowly emerge throughout the following tracks. nice is a lightly humming version of an (almost) innocent summer morning. it s a collage of field-recordings. synth-pads and manipulated guitar sounds. candid is a light and open dialog between a simple guitar theme and a playful synth-arpeggio. v1b1n creates the dense atmosphere of a rainy caribbean afternoon dominated by field recordings and everyday noises. nttt8-sets a counter point to the previous three tracks as the energy of le frere s travels cumulates in nttt8. making it a more dance-floor oriented piece carried by a dark and heavy bass-line and almost rave-sirens.
lumièreslanuit (lln) is glad to introduce to you to samochai (llnoff004). 4th release of its off series by bremen-based music composers and djs massud matin & smisou. samochai ep presents two different atmospheres that lumièreslanuit and its off series are particularly fond of: deep- and dub-techno. indeed. whereas massud matin take us out of ourselves with the deep. atmospheric and mind-blowing beats of zal. smisou immerses us in his musical world with the dubby. cadenced and aquatic beats of chanj. massud matin & smisou celebrate the same music since 2012. the beginning of their collaboration was marked by a couple of digital releases like smisou’s remix of massud matin’s come on (2015) and his keemun ep (2016) — in collaboration with miynn — on samani that also includes a remix by massud matin. more recently. massud matin & smisou released parand de muth on brosh records. finally. in december 2017. massud matin brought out his first vinyl ep like you (tprl03) on romanian label tupiar records.
fayze came of age in windsor. ontario. a diverse. gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s. this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point. fayze fell deeply in love with experimental. original sounds. today. his innovative. genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock. but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers. which he s been collecting since the early 1990s. to build organic. textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient. dreamy soundscapes. the album features inspired collaborations with detroit. windsor. and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin . stereolab . led zeppelin . and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day. fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
ltd to 150 copies . for some years a rather obscure tape release is finding it s way to my cassette deck time and time again... it is the only release by dutch duo bebe fang... and a personal favourite here at et hq ... in the process to release new music by one of the two members i proposed to also put this tape release on vinyl... and here we are... bebe fang serves you a trip... a dream that also could be perceived as an occult ritual: primitive rhythms. subtle sounds and melodies and singing which goes from whispering to chanting... a weird mix of lo-fi. folklore and psychedelic music... something which nico could have performed...
blacksilk s fourth release features the emerging italian producer unconscious. four relentlessly sophisticated electro tracks infused with a taste of ebm constitute the framework of this record. unconscious stands out as a refreshing surprise. enriching the complex structure of his work with a powerful dark veneer. a remarkable remix by violet poison is an added value. both the artists hailing from a country where the vatican s influence still pervades every level of social and public life. molding a pervasive hypocritical morality.
this is the third ep by dutch post-techno project monocorpse... his style is evident by now: minimal and dark... a sort of doom techno for the freaked-out dance floor... but this new ep also feels like a soundtrack... rather moody and haunting music which would fit perfect in thrillers and psychological dramas... despite all of this there are some real dance floor tracks on this ep... stuff monocorpse never delivered before in this way...
burning rose and pelvis records meet in the middle to dish up dormir. a two piece machine from melbourne. australia featuring morgan wright (formerly of melbourne hardcore act imprisoned) and harry maslen (formerly of postblue). two tracks of blacked out vocal electronics originally released on cassette are now brought to the floor with remixes by leo james (canyons. berceuse heroique) and cop envy (opal tapes. templar sound). cover art by misha hollenbach (p.a.m.) squares the corners on this all australian slab of sound.
snaker under chari chari and a missing myth of the future as kaoru inoue were his latest albums back in 2013. time has come to finally celebrate his much awaited return with the exquisite em paz lp. a celestial ambient collection that will drive us through a beautiful imaginary place where the quest for peace is central. in fact. all kinds of peace. em paz will spontaneously make you seek for some brian eno or jon hassell albums because it emerges from that same timeless place. a very strong conceptual and listening album from the beginning to the very end.
the untitled was already present on the -unruhe- compilation... this one man project is located in the north of holland far away from trends and hypes... and so is his music... the ingredients are evident: a pounding bassdrum. screaming synths. ear-splitting acid lines and distorted hi-hats. the result: disturbing and intense techno and acid... music that you can also call post-hardcore. tekno or acid core... and for sure sounds that could also interest fans of industrial music... or anybody interested in extreme sounds...
being a relentless sound explorer. laurent perrier had no other choice to cross paths one day with the world of modular synthesis and to prefer. over the scalpel precision of the laptop that presides over many of his earlier productions under several identities (as heal. but also as zonkt. pylone. cape fear and under his own name). the unpredictability of modular systems. that being said. espace dincertitude. the new heal album isnt improvised at all but was on the contrary mostly composed as soundtracks for choreographic creations. dedicated to two historic visions of the modular synthesis. espace dincertitude offers two different sonic universes across its two sides.
belfast-producer space dimension controller. akajack hamill. may be landing his debut release on dekmantel. but hes definitely no stranger to their shores. with the three-track ep gaining time clocking in at over 35-minutes. phasing between cosmic kaleidoscopic house. and serene. epic ambient. a sonic atmosphere reminiscent of the background resonance the galaxy permeates on a daily basis hamills dekmantel debut is closer to that of an album. than your average set of club 12inches.
vidab x returns with a new artist. faltin. who chooses to remain anonymous. plus a stepping rework by gowentgone aka label owners oliver deutschmann and stephan hill. faltin s phobos is a stripped down analogue masterclass. rolling and snaking. its arpeggiated lead growls with a hot headed tension. climbing while never losing balance and poise. the gowentgone stepper translates the original into a heavyweight. early-morning trip - a certain hybrid of broken beats and techno attitude that melts between genres. waves of euphoria are carried by rumbling drums in this essential version.
dj boring and stanley schmidt launch new label ‘vienna’ with their collaborative ep - vienna001. a new place for their friends and like minded artists to call home. vienna (named after the city in which they met) kicks off with a three track ode to 90s idm and rave culture.
heavy on the atmospherics. opener ‘stay young’ weaves field recordings and background noise between primal melodies and uk breaks for an immersive and deeply ethereal cut. ‘butterfly walk’ takes you further into the rave. blending classic 90’s euphoria with uplifting piano chords and twisted acid synths. before stanley’s nostalgic anthem ‘i neva said it’ closes out the ep by reworking a david grant vocal over a kinetic electro beat.
recreating all the experiences and emotions of raves gone by. but through a contemporary lens. vienna001 offers an impressive glimpse into what’s in-store for the fledgling imprint.
EXPECT NOTHING (REEKO. REGIS. OSCAR MULERO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL16.03.18
huge remix package of one of the exium classic tracks. expect nothing. recorded in 2003 and reviewed 15 years later by regis. oscar mulero and reeko. special 15 years anniversary edition with a new exium’s version of the original track mixed and remastered plus 3 remixes.
berghain resident somewhen debuts on ostgut ton with four-track ep afl. growing up the son of polish immigrants in berlin neukölln in the 90s. somewhen cut his teeth as a producer within the city’s burgeoning rap and r&b scenes. making beats for local mcs and gravitating toward bass-heavy arrangements. at the time. pre-gentrified neukölln was known as an affordable working class district with high dropout and unemployment rates – paths somewhen avoided by immersing himself in sound engineering. working construction and. in his spare time. honing his gritty productions.
syncboy is our beloved electronica-kraut-punk live act from leipzig germany. a beautiful dark shimmering and playful project. recorded at zurichs infamous squat. no borders - no nations - just music. eclectic lustpoderosa for all! vinyl only. limited edition. no repress
music krause’s 49th release is a house record with four tracks of metaboman’s very unique view of the dancefloor. nothing to talk about - you have to listen... for sure. features dave aju and thomas prestin. as well as metaboman remixing ark.
the human connection is the key to personal and career success. 3kz is the perfect example of how two great minds can connect and relate to the world with sounds that have no description. the beauty of it comes once you put down the needle and immerse yourself to listen deeply to the brilliant music that this project represents.
people places & things is the single project of manchester born & london based mike checuti. mike grew listening to a heavy mixture of horror & film soundtracks an equal dose of the early electro via the legendary spin inn records & then the hedonistic sounds of the hacienda & the more underground thunderdome nightclub. treating patient a is the first in a trilogy of releases by people places & things each pulling from the above mentioned influences but each ep having it s own variation whilst keeping the references points clearly audible along with people places & things own take of these sounds at the forefront. people places & things along with gabe guernsey of factory floor have recently just composed the soundtrack for the latest film for the forthcoming adidas spezial range which commemorates 30 years of acid house. artwork for each 12inch is designed by andrew jackson & each sleeve is individually hand printed thus having its own unique imprint and limited to only 200 copies. the press & publicity for the release and project as while will be handled by the rest is noise
la based independent experimental techno label halocyan. returns with an outstanding ep from toby leeming aka the third man (ai records. sunday best. tabernacle records. chaval records) koffi is a hypnotic driving techno track. red boxing a low swung deep bass techno / house groove. closing the ep repeater is a deep melodic detroit techno jam. a strong ep from the young london based artist which proves he has a bright future ahead of him. 180g cyan blue 12inch vinyl with laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe pvc wallet with flap. the outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres. 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foil stamp.
“we are what you think we are” is a 3 part compilation celebrating 10 releases from new york-based label and promoters lost soul enterprises. the groupings of artists on each 12” represent slightly different sonic territory. from darkwave and synthpop. to acid and electro. to industrial techno. all of which together have come to define the identity of the label and the community surrounding its legendary parties.
birminghams jayson wynters makes his second outing for dont be afraid in under a year with four earth-shaking rollers from his digbeth laboratory. across four tracks wynters neatly surveys the state of the underground house and techno union in the uk and beyond. taking in the stepping. broken rhythms of beta (version). the dancefloor annihilation of one hundred n forty. and the frantic. midwest rollage of into the void. before concluding on an optimistic note with the kansei method. also look out for wynters café artum project which launches in birmingham soon. bringing a much needed hub for vinyl to the city thanks to last year s successful fundraiser.
idle hands first release of 2018 comes from dan habarnam. a producer who made his name with releases skirting round the edges of dnb on exit and cylon. in the last few years he has turned his hand to techno with two 12inches on hs own selectie label that found favour with ben ufo amongst others. here are on idle049 we present two tracks of his latest work. hard hitting broken techno with maximum dancefloor potential.
boys noize präsentiert den zweiten teil seiner hochgelobten strictly raw serie. als dj hält man immer ausschau nach zeitlosen house oder techno-tunes und hier sind 8 tracks. die von breaks über techno zu acid und klassischem house reichen. alle analog. alle strictly raw! boys noize. a collection of his label boysnoize records filthiest industrial stalwarts. spin magazine zur vol.1 (2015).
for her first single. the sublime title loverboy comes out as a big urban spleen. released in a space made of asphalt and artificial paradises. groups like hooverphonic or even portishead play around this throbbing softness that is loverboy. splashing about in the electronic lounge of the 90s. the opener. alien lady features a flute-driven solo backed up by a funky guitar riff that then transitions into a tropical beat and tanja narrating the story of feeling a stranger in a big city. not understanding the social codes and clues ‘i don t speak the language in the way that you know’ while worth to you is a dreamy. glitched-out hypnotic track which maintains an edge of mysterious sexuality and her signature sense of intimate detachment. if the atmosphere coming out of lomboy’s work can be sometimes felt as prude and even shy. it certainly does not intend to hide with embarrassment the aphrodisiac scent that permeates it. on the contrary. this modesty perceived in the interpretation and in the production sensually envelops the different compositions. and imparts to this guilty pleasure the feeling of a stolen kiss. warped caress brings us to vertiginous heights and takes us into abyssal depths throughout the five tracks. this suggests at times a diegetic representation of this erotic world seen through the insolent prose and at other times a mimetic representation where each instrument plays an important part in every story told.
j. tijn embarks on the eleventh expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the dark and gritty ‘the deluge’ ep. expedition eleven features four jams packed of heavy drum rhythms. moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes.
violet and bleid met last year in lisbon. at the radio quântica studios. in the very same day. they impromptu started working together on a track: a cover of underground sound of lisbon’s so get up to celebrate international womens day. together. alongside a crew of young lisbon djs and activists. they also run the queer techno party mina. one of the most vital things going on in the city’s nightlife - the picture in the artwork was taken in the backstage of one of those infamous. dark-room-equipped parties.
bleid remixed naive001’s togetherness by violet. and that dope rework made it to rroxymore’s bag (as heard at berghain) and was played on bbc radio 6. rinse fm and +++. the pair became friends. started bouncing ideas about production techniques. rap skills and the importance (or lack thereof) of the classics in dance music. making more music together happened naturally.
naive002 feels like a continuation of naive’s first release in some ways: the jungle-inspired chopped breaks. sonic synth work and oneiric pads are still there but gain a heavier. perhaps more somber tone at times. exploding into depth or ecstasy at others.
5 years since midnight shift’s first release in 2012. the label assembles a collective of artists. most of them are in advance of their full eps releasing later. representing the sounds of the label is this manual of secret moves. up in the sleeves. the mystic motley crew also comprises the alternate sides of familiar faces — amato (the hacker). terry lamborgini (marco bernardi). innyster (seixlack). hodge in a new formation with gramrcy. and an electro moniker from an undisclosed artist: thermocline. from abstract acrobatics to the abrasive and the ultimate gob smack to the floor — the midnight manual.
it’s been a long time coming digging through the archives. legendary uk acid don luke vibert drops an exquisite solo record on the belgian de:tuned label. on phlacid and arcadia luke shows off his ability to produce funky yet quirky acid tracks that will put a smile on your face. both balath and worry ledge are intense uptempo electro workouts with enough 303 squelch to melt your brain. proper warehouse vibes! the artwork for this release was designed by the wonderful gents at the designers republic. mastered by matt colton at alchemy and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
falling ethics starts a new various artists series: falling ethics eleven. with an open approach ranging from ambient experimental to proper techno adventures. first two volumes features music from steve bicknell. reeko. p.e.a.r.l.. shxcxchcxsh. ex continent and first new 65d mavericks track released in five years.
to continue the series. we provide an awesome line up again. made of well trained veterans like london based project 65d mavericks. swedish duo shxcxchcxsh and ex continent.
after a track. a tape and an ep released on acid waxa. opal tapes and dream ticket. respectively. binary digit logically sees his first lp. 38000 summer hits. released on stochastic releases.
this new album comprises 6 tracks of edm: emotional dance music. they were made and recorded during the hot summers of 2016 and 2017. everything you need then is freshness and coolness and this is exactly what they are giving. they combine the overall positivity of the summer and the melancholy caused by the insistence of the heat. of the light. of the endless nights. they were played directly from the machine to a 1/4’’ tape. which explains their very natural and direct development. 303-like bass. gnarly hi-hats. heavy kicks and digital licks are still to be expected here.
teaming up for their first release in 8 years. >way of the wild< is a deep and immersive collection that fuses each producer’s strongest qualities. taking inspiration from the wilderness. the ep delivers a truly fluid and hypnotic experience. artwork by alex slagter.
the tiefschwarz boys have just struck musical gold with their latest offering for souvenir. a fresh ep delivered by the electro trailblazer named bolz bolz (germanys andreas bolz) whos done more for underground music than you probably realize. practice paris is a 4-track ep which dives into the murky. broken beat and techno tinted territory mr. bolz has honed to perfection - with each track tried and tested from the souvenir crew to stunning result.
the second outing from yaleesa hall in this two-piece ep series on will & ink. the 13th release on the label packs a visceral punch across four fresh tracks that are perfect for dance floor deployment. first track daisy wright kicks off with minimal but impactful drum rhythms that eventually get cut up with tumbling sirens. hammering hits and blasts of dirty noise. it s hugely physical stuff. while follow up barbara adams is more stripped back and mysterious. icy hi hats tick. howling synths sound bring a sadness and the depth of stern field as sounds play out above. below and all around you is truly standout. harriet brown then sinks into a deeper electro groove with spangled bass. before a vip mix then slows things down to a dread fuelled dub wise swagger that eventually breaks out into oscillating. stuttering rave madness. it makes for one hell of a thrilling ride and kicks off a promising year for both yaleesa hall and the will & ink label.
so low is an occasional night in glasgow run by iona fortune. jd twitch. katie shambles and becky marshall. so low is strictly for creatures of the night and plays music that could perhaps be described by the words dark waves / cold waves / minimal synthesis / maximal industrial / lo-nrg / forgotten flemish goth bands. teutonic apocalyptic beats +++ it is now also a label. administered by optimo music. the third release on so low is a 5-track ep from ian hicks. formerly one half of soft metals. ian also appeared on our “now & then” compilation ep. here he commands his own release and sets the synths to stun with 5 tracks of analogue waves ranging from the xtc bliss out of “character collapse” and “depths of psyche” to the shockwave klang of “chemical environments” and “specter”. perhaps leaving the very best to last with the ultimate hypno. sex slug groove of “continuous”. subliminal vocals. wrecked drum boxes. synths spiralling. full colour picture sleeve designed by so low collective member and acclaimed glasgow artist katie shannon.