dominik eulberg’s second ep on his label apus apus features the track “roter gitterling“ (eng. basket stinkhorn / red cage) on the a side and „tintenfischpilz“ (engl. octopus stinkhorn / devil s fingers) on the flip side. a. roter gitterling the fleshy red cage of this kind of mushroom reminds of a merging of an upside down shopping string bag and an alien. not allowing any objection. the track strides forward with determination towards a musical interpretation of this strange being. a fulminant kick drum counteracts in a very prosaic way the bitter-sweet pads. in a very narrative fashion the track gathers speed and flocks diverse soundscapes and disembogues in a break of harmonical expanse. conciliatory and in a hedonistic way the bass drum eventually stitches together what belongs to each other. b. tintenfischpilz this bizarre looking extraterrestrial mushroom evokes at first glance the image of a dead octopus or radioactive vegetable. as in a science fiction movie four to six tentacles sprout and raise out of a common stinkhorn and later spread into a star shape look. in an unparalleled manner this stunning progression is executed musically by eulberg with a high degree of elaboration. all done with elegant blend of continuous progression and permanent change the track wreathes itself towards heaven. whereas fragmented melody artifacts pour into the shape of a miraculous emergence.
weaving the old with the new.
exploring the known and the unknown.
time is just irrelevant.
it’s the journey that matters
stories are forever...
genii’s debut ep on feines tier. we are more than happy to present four tracks by the man from amsterdam who’s also responsible for countless dutch party and festival happenings as well as the productions for electronic live band dialoque. artwork by daniel hageman.
black friday secret studio ft. kink recorded in san francisco. the impromptu incarnation of analog sounds and human voices with kink and friends in studio. alarm call secret studio building at pace. a fury of crashing hats and sirens sound out against the empty backdrop of space.
laconic phrases are all about less words and more sense. we use the same principles in our stripped down grooves which are released on fresh imprint - laconica. its all about minimalistic dance-floor tools which were tested in different clubs around the world. from kyiv s closer to concrete in paris.
for a debut ep. label founder alex pervukhin presents 3 different grooves. on the a-side you can find hommie groove. which is an excellent example of a broken-beat house music with good-old airy juno pads. on b side there are two 4/4 tools: bb. which could be heard in varhat’s mix for concrete which was so hyped last year. aa is a peak-time killer with analogue chords and jackin bassline. strong minimalistic grooves - exactly what laconica is all about.
jonny whites art department returns this march with his first solo ep in nearly 3 years. the first of a string of releases planned for 2018. the record features three inventive new tracks. including one produced in association with new york house pioneer toddy terry and vocalist roland clark. in no uncertain terms. this package re-asserts art department as one of contemporary house musics most essential voices.
a newcomer on the label’s lineups. mary delivers a distinctive balancing act between bleepy ambient listening and free thinking. heart-rending. dancefloor material. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. it’s music that seems to have fallen out of time. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. its music that seems to have fallen out of time.
after a year’s hiatus optimo music disco plates returns with the first of several planned releases.
first up is long time friend phil kieran with an ep made specifically with optimo in mind. it has been tried and tested over recent months and more than ticks all our boxes. we feel confident it will tick yours too.
phil says “the ep was recorded in my house and made up of mostly live percussion performed live by thomas tettey annang. originally from ghana. he moved to belfast some years ago. it just so happens his wife is a close friend of my sisters and that was the first introduction. thomas now runs -releasing rhythms” here in belfast teaching drum classes.
we used a wide selection of traditional african drums that all have their own name. each one has a style and a sound. the rhythms used in this record would stem back to south american rhythms but using african drums. this was a sound and rhythm that influenced early post punk records in new york and still has an influence on dance music today.”
-prairie- is a deep journey from noisy railroad construction sites. vast spaces and hazy hills to light-flooded plains and the comfort of a crackling campfire. robert heel skilfully fuses elements of ambient. drone. field recordings and dub to create original sonic landscapes. sensual and captivating. an immersive soundtrack of sonic sceneries and emotions. a glimpse of a vague future and a flashback to times long gone. throughout this unique piece the artist introduces his extraordinary approach to sound: dreamy but on point – dark but shimmering – distinct but unpredictable. the -prairie- 12“ vinyl comes in a distinguished screen printed recycling cardboard sleeve and with stamped back and label. hand made with love and care in berlin.
irenicspc002 brings us two new tracks by bas amro. best known for his releases on freerange records and wolfskuil records. for this ep he takes an unusual straight-forward approach. chained is a driving dub track with beautiful chords. while nearing leans towards the deeper side of the techno spectrum. with both tracks being very suitable for the dancefloor. the b-side finds label boss roger gerressen changing pace. delivering a remix for the early hours.
tomahawk’s fourth release finally lands with the debut ep of german talent jurchen. highly influenced by 80’s rough electro. house. jackin’ and techno sounds. this raucous 4-tracker launches us on a breakneck journey into interstellar space.
super talent ancient methods lays down an incredible remix collection of the excellent luster & beta evers track “eternal”. which was originally released on 7” through label zerohour doom & glamour back in 2011.
the first release of our new project studio mule is a cover of japanese 80s dance classic carnaval by taeko ohnuki. is studio mule a band? unit? we never have fixed member except kuniyuki takahashi as a track maker. we invite who we love. the first gest is our beloved miyako koda aka dip in the pool. you remember the reissue of on retinae on music from memory. miyako koda is one of the most carisma model in japan in 80s and the vocalist of experimental pop band dip in the pool. dance edit on a side is true to the original. off course more playful than original. extended edit on b side is more club friendly house version.
gasp records opens 2018 with an impressive. breathtaking and extraordinary debut ep represented by the ukranian newcomer unkkut. first appeared on the radar as part of get busy recordings compilation now he’s here to debut his first vinyl release - attitude ep. unkkut reveals your deepest fears and won’t let you run from them. take a deep breath as you drown inside yourself.
exit safe mode. a project by the visionary margus lö...ve. establishing himself in estonian technoid music. has converged its sonic baggage into the newly released debut album immerse. the spheres created and recorded during 2008-2017 are travelling in ambient landscapes. while deserving to be called genuine contemporary music for its clarity of thought and musical focus. these eight themes are reminiscent of the dubstep-ish flows of lö...ve’s earlier projects l-ow and 1derl& that are giving way to more idiosyncratic lines. the depth of sound manipulations allows one to discover tones of life in the synthetic analog worlds and provides a body-forsaking sideview to the interpretations of stringed instruments. the created sonorous state of immerse serves as an introduction to more rhythmic future affairs of exit safe mode
after last year s stellar ep on l.i.e.s. records. veteran. brooklyn-based producer and dj jake reif (savage hymn. upsetting keys) continues to make waves with his device control brand. the first side of the new ep2 begins with silhouettes: a robotic. techno-funk work out with a nasty kick drum. swirling modular sounds and a timothy leary inspired vocoded vocal. an instrumental version has been included for selectors who prefer tracks to songs. on the flip. joystuck continues the aural assault with a slightly more stripped-back approach. hard-hitting metallic percussion and screaming. alien-esque synth bleeps are all that s necessary here to decimate a dance-floor. finally. divisive rounds out the ep with a stomping vengeance. its jacking claps and dissonant harmonics have been carefully designed to deliver a sonic gut-punch. taking no prisoners when played on a club system
weve been big fans of general ludd from the start and are delighted to finally release something from them. these three tracks were made specifically to be played live during their panorama bar debut and it s pretty easy to imagine them rocking the joint! superb dark and trippy groovers destined to go straight in the bag of craig richards and ricardo.
2017 saw the first two stunning instalments of lone aka matt cutlers ambivert tools series - breezy atmospheric house. stacked with floor ready trax. inspired by his red hot magic wire imprint. it also saw him present an inspired instalment for the venerable dj kicks series. (mixmag number 2 compilation 2017) now freshening up for 2018. volume 3 finds lone in vintage form - temples reconciles his love of heavy breakbeats with the nagging euphoric melodies. tracer thin synth lines and angular bass for which he is so beloved. hyper seconds once again displays cutlers ability to channel the grooves of classic us house with a banging rhythm track and glistening gated arpeggios contrast perfectly for a rugged peak time bliss out. with this latest instalment of ambivert tools its fair to say that cutler has proved himself one of the most consistent delivers of quality dancefloor tackle that perfectly balances the need for radiant melody harmony with tough grooves and psychedelic experimentation.
a new face to our label called presion is set to raise the stakes for other artist around the techno scene. coming in hot with 4 real bangers including a hector oaks remix. this -dominant ep- is set to release in late march.
the empire strikes back! phi has dug deep into the slovenian electronica heritage only to return with the 4th chapter containing three mid 90 s unreleased tracks by the cult duo random logic. once the pioneers of adventurous acid and techno sounds having released on labels such as thee blak label and having played in legendary places like the old ostgut ton. random logic are no strangers in playlists by the braver big shots such as nina kraviz. their signature acid melancholy and drive hasn t aged and syncs perfectly with phi s growing sci-fi catalogue.
when we started the bunker new york label in 2014 there was a short list of artists whose music we knew that we wanted to get out into the world. lori napoleon. aka antenes. was high up on that list. although at the time the brooklyn-based chicago native had yet to release her recorded music at all. five years on. after acclaimed records on l.i.e.s. and silent season. residencies at issue project room and bell labs plus a busy global touring schedule as both a dj and live performer. we are proud and excited to present loris ante meridiem ep under her antemeridian production moniker. she tells us that the antemeridian project is a special outlet for her more melodic synthesizer compositions and the name antemeridian refers to morning light and the meridian lines of the planet. the view you would have from above if you were already in the sky/space/seeing the atmosphere also from a great distance.
from another analogue basement. amidst paranoid conspiracy theories and wild youtube truths. the heat of a tr-808 and juno-60. and dreams of forgotten utopias. comes the first secret state ep. an attempt to rise above the all pervasive. vacuous. decaying culture.
people you may know is the alias of phran and ylia when they work together. both share a love of experimentation in dance music and improvisation in the creative process. they use drum machines. synthesisers and all kinds of pedals to arrive at the intersection of humour. psychedelia and the most hedonistic dance.
located in toronto. forth is a collective of individuals who care deeply about music and its community. having started out throwing diy style raves. they soon became inspired by the city’s hunger for self-expression and the need for a local space that could offer artists a platform for their vision.
with this in mind. the crew present their debut release forth vol. 1 a six-track compilation of some of toronto’s finest talent. calling upon friends and colleagues who represent the diverse underground electronic scene. the compilation features club focused material from ciel (peach discs. diswoman). gingy (clone/royal oak. it’s not u it’s me). r (opal tapes. jericho one). kontravoid (cititrax. fliesch). hadi (forth). and joel eel (forth. x-img).
the entire label catalogue dwells in somber soundscapes. but paradoxon takes schizoid catharsis to another level. drony. loopy and moody. dotwav’s newest vinyl is a powerful weapon in any bag. raffaele attanasio makes a guest appearance with a remix of the title track that breaks the original structure.
3 years on. and after their first critically acclaimed album on versatile. five steps (aka jonathan fitoussi and clemens hourrière). who have been likened to the godfathers of the synthesizer genre (think suzanne cianni. françois bayle or morton subotnik and you re almost there!) are back with espaces timbrés a brand new episode in their exploration of the legendary modular synthesizer - the buchla. specially crafted for versatile records. after 2 years of tireless work. ever pushing and furthering their musical research. fitoussi and hourrière reveal to us new territories. textures. sounds and feelings to explore with the help of the equally legendary i:cube on mixing duties to add even more sonic reflections and mixing desk wizardry. this one s a hyper-jump into the future made possible through a machine from the past. giving birth to those most captivating of electronic mantras... dive in. the water s warm!
exclusive edition imprint. very different from the general style of the tochnotechno label but still in a techno acid way and includes 4 names of the biggest producers coming from eastern europe. we are calling it -acid era- in present days so why don’t we put out something provocative. we are excited about tripmastaz debut on the label who has absolute support by josh wink. dj sneak. ricardo villalobos and many more... oleg mass real techno star of fachwerk berlin and koett. rhythm composer and genius from south of russia who makes the most underground and cool party xoxo. yulia niko is dropping last track of her album she has done in 2016 at brooklyn before moving to berlin.
further concrète explorations from the second generation of forward-thinking sonic auteurs that would push the boundaries of experimental music known collectively as the groupe de recherches musicales - founded by the father of musique concrète. pierre schaeffer - which has influenced generations of artists across the world.
preorder only! inhalt: 5 lp-vinyle als retrospektiver Überblick über holgers soloarbeitenen und -kollaborationen. inklusive sehr rarem und unveröffentlichtem material. darunter holgers erste. bislang unveröffentlichte komposition fürs radio. ein 36-seitiges booklet mit linernotes und teils unveröffentlichten fotos (u.a. von anton corbijn). eine dvd mit dem video-musical krieg der töne. das 1988 im rahmen der zdf-redaktion das kleine fernsehspiel erstmals ausgestrahlt wurde und hier exklusiv erhältlich ist. eine exklusive videovinyl 7inch dessen videoinhalt per plattenspieler-decoder auf einem fernsehgerät übertragen werden kann.
for release #2 kontrapunkt makes a journey into different fields of electronic music. french based producer octave diesis delivers an album full of melancholic yet thoughtful neoclassical songs. the songs live mostly from the enigmatic piano melodies paired with some well-thought synthesizer sounds he composed. expect ambient environments and dramatic. soothing layers.
xen & yovav return to malka tuti in 2018 with full thrust and eyes to the future. after being responsible for the first 2 releases on the label. this time the enigmatic singer and the influential producer collaborate and deliver 2 original songs. hayom etmol is a 100% good vibe diy post-punkish poppy song with a flowing synthetic bass line. balearic guitar riffs and dreamy vocals. the b-side. shavit. is a vocal led song. with a repetitive guitar bassline and. trip guitar riffs and a minimalistic drum machine. low fi in its production shavit feels as if it has been dug out of an abandoned 80s record store in the outskirts of glasgow or amsterdam. with a strong cold wave feel to it. this 7” will be the first in a series of more diy approach to electronic music. song writing and production. some exciting names on the bill so hold on to your chairs... hayom etmol’s artwork design was made as always by morey talmor. with a printed inner sleeve designed by the israeli artist kobi swissa and a special silkscreened outer pvc sleeve.
core family member and crisis founder imre kiss returns to the lobster fray with a deep. riveting and emotive ep for sub-label mörk. infused with the emotional energy of his previous outings whilst plunging into a wormhole of london-centric sonic references. strangers is imre at his most potent and signals a striking return for the budapest producer.
one time pressing of 500 copies
made in the designers republic
mastered by beau thomas at ten eight seven
nkisi loads up a four-track cartridge of blistering hardstep gabba/techno for arcola with the dark orchestra. with previous physical releases being cut across a near impossible to find whitelabel 12” for mw and contributions to co-non worldwide founder chino amobi’s paradiso (the wire magazine’s no. 1 album of 2017). the dark orchestra is set to be one of the most imperative charges from both nkisi and the non-faction yet.
we re very glad to welcome argentinian born manu belgrano aka manuk for the 3rd release on our imprint. he has been preparing four stunning original cuts that will keep you up dancing n tripping all night long. under the pseudonym bicicleta 99 he presents his latest work and it s fire! inspired by edgy uk oldschool electro sounds. he definitely nailed down his modern version of the past. unique soundscapes and very refined work on the drums make in therapy 03 a must for your record collection.
at the tail-end of 2017. xl recordings reissued jonny ls seminal d&b album sawtooth on vinyl for the first time. a move that further cemented the records game-changer status. dj mag hailed the record as being still the future. while resident advisor said 20 years later. sawtooth still sounds like an outlier. so after showcasing this 20-year-old classic. xl recordings are today releasing a 12inch containing remixes of the most iconic track from the lp. piper. with efforts from peverelist. overmono. powell and zomby. these remixes go some way towards showing the influence jonny ls music still has on a wide range of contemporary electronic artists.
“remains”. magda ter’s sophomore album. has been created over the past two years changing its shape several times. it is a compromise between static. experimental background music and soothing techno glimpses with some samples of acoustic instruments. as a result. the album has contemplative colours. although hidden beneath the surface of seemingly uninvolved sounds.
due to this fact ter’s music cannot be pigeonholed. one can even say that “remains” leaves the audience with a huge amount of space for their own feelings and interpretations of the individual sequences. while simultaneously dropping some vague cues. thus. we are dealing with one of the most intriguing electronic polish releases in recent years.
since launching their ksmisk project in 2015 the pair have returned to some of these labels whilst also dropping two releases on renowned bergen-based techno label ploink. of which 2017 s magma ep is the precursor to their inaugural album mikrometeorittene . opening the package is the ominous and beatless lonsdaleite . setting the tone for an otherworldly aesthetic throughout. off-kilter kicks then rain down in silicate as sinister drones ebb in and out of the mix before meandering back into a ghostly ambient cut named vesta . crunchy percussion and tantalising atmospherics then make up blitz . moving into the twisted and syncopated marinate until the raw sounding spherules exhibits a compelling groove combined with echoing effects. the dusky wustite sees the album retreat from 4/4 once again. returning for the effervescent westergas before concluding on a melancholic outro entitled chondrites .
the third of march’s trio of py 45s. is a revisit to the always enjoyable dark electro world of berlin’s mighty detox twins.
the new record offers up a pair of killer synthpop gems which. in the words of the bands’ mark vorderhaus “drift into the arena of the unwell with their latest outing “in the hospital garden”. and pose the curious questions: is it so unfortunate to surrender your mind to a permanent altered state? can losing oneself irreversibly to a manipulated insanity. actually prove to become a rare and wonderful freedom? attraction battles control as the transformation completes itself. the b-side. “transformation” depicts the liberated insanity without challenge. now thriving and pulsating beyond the point of any return.”
two more ace tunes which precede a full length later in the year for polytechnic youth. killer hooks from synth maestro mark. aligned with glorious effect to devi’s icy nico-esque vocals. another winner for both artist and label!
a pressing of 250 copies. hand numbered with sticker insert and destined to fly out super quick.
polytechnic youth enter the fray once again. continuing an already productive year (these new 45s are 4/5/6th releases in 2018 already!) with a trio of quite brilliant yet totally different 45s.
alpár aka hungarian bálint zalkai. is the co-founder of farbwechsel. the budapest based record label. and his own recordings of electronic compositions (often built upon random looping sequencers in a minimalist style) are key to the label’s release output thus far. his goal as he sees it is to “catch a random pattern. loop it and build up a piece with that randomly pulsing theme. just let to flow the voltages and sound waves and try not to disturb them or change their basic behaviours”.
the two tracks here were recorded with this approach very much in mind. the atmosphere of “mejiro” is “not unlike a bird observation. attempting to find the right spot. getting closer and closer to the bird. which almost controls you and your movements as you attempt to near it”. whereas “wakayama” is a more direct piece. and maybe the most melodic song alpár ever recorded. while “mejiro” is a woozy. cautious piece. “wakayama is like a tropical fruit or the ume. (the japanese apricot). colourful and full of flavour yet -with thanks to- the slowly humming theme in the background. an element of sourness grips you at the back of your tongue as it ends!
a beautiful pair of tracks released as a double a side 45 early march 2018. pressing of 250 numbered copies.
the second of march’s trio of killer polytechnic youth 45s is a mighty extended piece of slow building berlin school-esque electronica extended over 2 sides of a 33rpm disk. recorded by adam leonard. initially from a batch of 18 tracks recorded at varying times over the last six years.
“entkommen” is his first release for the label here. and both artist and label rather liked the idea of one extended track across two sides of a 45. whereby the listener must flip the disc at a half way point to continue the piece. it struck us as increasingly unusual and works a treat here...
adam has amassed a number of acclaimed releases in varying styles. and across a number of esteemed labels over the years. last year’s full band release “invaderband” being shortlisted for a northern ireland music prize 2017 and was 6music recommended. not to mention previous releases in collaboration with the owl service and p.g six.
his electronic home recordings are all well worth investigating and polytechnic youth proudly releases the first fruits of those sessions right here. a numbered. limited edition vinyl only 7” hand numbered to 250 copies.
packaged in a 7inch format showing the talents of these fresh young artists. fala is a new label from amsterdam. a knekelhuis sister label that will present you with some very delicate surprises in the near future. the kickoff will be a dollkraut rework of the truly beautiful song scheef by eefje de visser. dollkraut captures the magical energy of eefje de vissers creation. turning it into a drum driven dancefloor-ready track. the b-side will contain the original version of scheef released before on her highly acclaimed album nachtlicht. fala!
special release alert - vinyl only / limited edition!
super dope debut from this new producer straight from ireland. we welcome jared aka btu who joins the family business. jared delivers a pulsating and emotive track. a stellar house journey into the mind. he is accompanied by the one and only. pépe. he delivers colorful track that picks influences from miami bass and electro. super silky and strong as always.
the well known miami based artist once again joins forces with the frustrations department to drop one of his best outings ever. these experiments go deep. way deep. melancholic melodies drowning in running tape delays wobbling analog pulses that seem to come from beyond the aquatic triangle. blue vinyl pressing
opener laguna is a loopy. liquid track of fluttering drums and rubbery kicks that never lets up. ortica is more gloopy and wonky. with firmer kicks and aqueous sounds dripping off the groove. while lyra is beautifully delicate and intricate. with underwater life forms drifting by as gentle xylophones sounds dance around. the masterful minimalism continues on the dark. undulating and alien vilipendio. and things round out with the paranoid voices and panning synths of mekong . an unsettling track that has you looking over your shoulder.
about this release *first 10 tracks only come with the limited edition nijmegen s eshu welcomes co-founder ivano tetelepta for his first solo release on the label. it is also the imprint s first full length. but tetelepta s second album after the hypnotic drum workout that was true colours. his debut on fear of flying in 2012. it comes as a double vinyl release with the first disc being limited. and finds the producer casting himself free from the dance floor and serving up a beautifully atmospheric soundtrack that would be a perfect companion for a nature documentary. when making eps and 12-s. tetelepta s smooth and infectious drums are always front and centre in his work. whether solo or as producing with label mates under the eshu alias.
gian strikes back all the way from reutlingen to neukolln with a three track ep bound to hit you hard! pairing his signature electrofunk beats with gnarly acid on the a side & ultra effective pad-sex on the flip. gian will manage to sneak his way into your dj bag. whether you like it or not.
pærer. fresh label from france. influenced by detroit pioneers. uk experiments and berlin vibe. aims to promote the deep and experimental sides of techno. the first ep is a distant trip into a spatial atmosphere. combining percussive beats and perfect raw mixtures. an entrance in a deepness and grainy world. where you can feel the ground humming... include tracks by voice of sylenth (oscil8). untitled signal. jiman (nowhere. forsaken cell. singular) and a remix by birth of frequency (construct re-form. enemy records. concrete). enjoy!
after an excellent first release featuring freerotation lynchpin steevio. russ gabriels rivers of groove label returns with a pair of excursions into lush. bubbling techno from gabriel on his own. as a first generation uk techno stalwart. its little wonder that he can turn out productions as accomplished as these. but there s no sense that he s treading water. ambulate bears the hallmarks of modular production. all twinkling. morphing synth tones chiming around a delicate beat. while dover calling favours a snappier electro palette. but both stand out from the crowd for the sheer quality in the production. the warmth in the composition and the needlepoint focus given to every shred of detail in this crucial cuts.
support: Âme. aurora halal. carl craig. drumcell. electric indigo. ilario alicante. richie hawtin. slam. subjected...
after 2 long years. michal wolski is back with his second release for international day off. from what we can hear. we re definitely sure that at least half of this time he wasn t leaving his studio. the music just sounds big. 4 fat tracks. including remix from gathaspar. is a heavy based techno stream. making every cardiovascular system pumping more blood. thanks to the fact that michal apart from production was responsible for mastering. we guarantee that this ep will generate the appropriate sound pressure from every speaker so be careful with the volume knob!
after the success of the first full album ‘dagxnacht. the group formed by gilles helsen (keys) and freek vreys (guitar) expands with jazz-percussionist cas kinnaer. the musical recipe of seizoensklanken remains the same: instrumental compositions balancing between colourful afrobeat and intimate electronica.
astropolis records adds to misericordia’s w.lv.s (electric rescue and the driver) four remixes that amplifies the rave vibe of the ep released last year. with more power and agression. with four distinguished guests from techno and hardcore spheres: french veteran the hacker. the mysterious and rare lunatic asylum. the pilar maxime dangles and techno hardcore figure torgull. a must have for all lovers of the french techno and hardcore scene. a wild ride taking you straight to hell!
the hacker rebuilds blacksmith in his vintage and industrial spirit between electro. acid and techno. while the lunatic asylum rework of misercordia will catch you up in the dark room of dance. with delicious breaks and metallic spirals melodies added to this rave anthem. flipside. maxime dangles is turning misericordia in a muscular but melodic late night techno assault with dark vocals and his typical synths and chords. while torgull’s version steps up the darkness with a techno hardcore rework. raw. heavily haunted by vocals. textured and sensory.
technorama records is proud to welcome whim-ee into its release catalogue.
whim-ee aka sara garcia is a french dj/producer. originally from recife (brazil). she relocated to paris as a child where she began her journey in music via nine years of classical piano schooling. whim-ee later began experimenting with electronic music. injecting her own unique fusion of house. techno. jazz. funk and soul. she also manages her own labels . tao-dan records and w-ee records. following up releases on labels such as got2go. chilli mint music and nite grooves. whim-ee carries influences primarily from chicago and detroit into her forward-reaching productions that are consistently suffused with a tough and gritty sense of soul. very deep and unique in her style and vibe…
whim-ee & myles sergé join forces here with two brilliant chicago/detroit house techno cuts. the icing on the cake are the two remixes from legendary norm talley (fxhe. sushitech. third ear) and promised talent plural (metroplex. another earth). enjoy !
after “la légende d’eer” in 2016. the perihel series presents one of the milestones of electroacoustic music: iannis xenakis’ mindblowing 54-minutes oeuvre “persepolis”. mixed from the original 8 track tapes by martin wurmnest and mastered / cut by rashad becker.
dark entries editions is proud to reissue ghost town the 1984 debut 12inch single by mono band from italy. the project was conceived by producer rene d herin and massimo fantinatiti aka fantenax. they teamed up with songwriter and guitarist luigi venegoni aka svengile who had previously worked with progressive and jazz-rock bands arti & mestieri and venegoni & co. as well as cosmic disco group stratosferic band. treading the lines between italo disco and the darker side of new wave. the trio crafted a mysterious sound. melancholic arpeggiators. a throbbing baseline. stuttering samples. and the classic linn drum machine run throughout the track. vocals were handled by an uncredited carlo rossi who raps about a ghost town filled with fear. when female vocalist elena sansonetti begins to softly whisper the chorus one might get goose bumps. the trio were joined in the studio by dj mike aka michele paolino of make up/mike up. dj moody. fabrice bellini of art fine and producer miceli. the song was recorded in a few days at dynamo sound studio in turin and originally released on the popular discomagic records. this reissue includes the original vocal version. backed with a longer dubbed out instrumental ?ghost version? on the b-side. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the 12inch is housed in an exact replica of the original sleeve with an astrological photo the planets orbiting the sun. each copy also includes a 2-sided postcard.
ben gibson & mary velo step up with two tracks each that are sure to find it into many record bags. on the a side ben gibson steps up with now here. massive strings and hats with a solid groove that is sure to inspire dj sets and have guaranteed crowd reaction. it’s a stomper. ben gibson follows on with trsuru river. modulated synths whirl. it has an infectious groove. a sure fire record for the bag. on the b side. mary velo steps up with code of behaviour. a deep cut that grooves and has infectious synths. one for the early hours or beginning of the night. following on rack steps up. its a big room stomper. massive kick and big hats whirl and enhance its’ presence. a peak time affair that is sure to find its’ way into many a record bag.
another va from luke eargoggles stilleben records that keeps on releasing the purest electronic music. jensen interceptor and obergman are two familiar names in the electro game but on this 12- hiltipop and t-error will also show their vision and style.. and it is reckless!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.