repress with monochrome artwork. the quintessential sloboda release. don t sleep! sloboda is a transeuropean imprint focusing on solid futuretroesque techno explorations. the first sloboda excurses granular ploy of raw tr-909 patterns and extended hypnotic eight beat space adventures. first edition limited to 300 copies, 180g pressing, vinyl exclusive.
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ltd blue white marbeled edition. etui records continues its 20th anniversary with the first full-length by label founder insect o. >atacama< is a compilation of 10 tracks showcasing his wide range of music production skills. beside his music he also shares a big passion for traveling and video filming. back in his studio he creates memories about his journeys. he combines analog synthesizers tones with sounds of his modular system, endless echoes and warm reverbs.
moreon & baffa returns this time with a very special pack for their own vinyl imprint. 2 originals that go further up on tempo times, bringing a futuristic space war concept, influenced by some acid and uk techno sounds from the late 90’s, but without loosing their essence, always with those dubby “deepchord / basic channel” influenced lines. and again (as “zamacona” did on the 002 release) in this case they bring back another legend from the late 90’s. mark ambrose delivers a “breaky techno tool” remix that will blend perfectly with anything at any moment, again timeless material for the heads.
after labels debut in 2017, the second transmission is coming from life notes recordings. french producer life recorder is going further with his new motion process id shaping a way to present another side of his music maybe darker but always showing love for emotional pads and atmospheres and willing to share something behind the music. -outside the algorithm- presents 3 new deep techno tracks born from moods and feelings and here a reaction towards a music/art scene nowadays often ruled by social medias algorithms, image and egos. technology can help us on the way even sometimes building bridges with the offline world but we have to reflect and preserve ourselves from wrong feelings and frustrations built from the digital era.
this is a reissue of a short-lived and obscure uk dance music label. a compilation of tracks featured on releases across 3 ep’s between 1991 and 1993 incorporating recently emergent dub techno and progressive acid house sounds. nation of noise was conceived in the early 90 s, following a meeting of minds between the producer and ambient soho mainstay django, and vocalist jon martin (of pizzaman fame) at the legendary soho institution: the brain. plate 1 is a fully remastered reissue of the first nation of noise record - xes noiz, featuring 4 locked grooves. plate 2 takes two tracks off both the lockgroove and super bubble ep s. one side is smooth, after-hours deep house whilst the other reaches for two progressive, acid cuts. fully remastered.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
uhh , excellent groovin minimal techno release , subb-an s 2nd ep on pleasure zone after plz025 (together with diego krause), its of course its a vinyl only release for those who knows. dark and bassheavy dj friendly ep as we like it
“behavior” is a group of processes designed from perception, stimulations created to empathize indifferently with each one according to the moment and the enviroment, mental techno that concieves very different realitys in the animic state of the reciever. kalter ende is the artist behind this new reference for subsist records, the manchegan producer is in a great moment and creates a very soundful detailed reference in wich the percussive elements accoompanies all a set of armonic molecules.
despite the short period as producer of kolpos, the first steps of this argentinan producer have became large strides and his experience to develop big magnitude projects consolidates with great celerity, argument more than justified for platforms as concerns music which bet for artist with a very defined personality. fractal recreates the international connection that techno is living in these moments between europe and latin american countries with a more globalized style , it represents the synergestic link between two cultures and a relative approach of hemispheres.
stocker s revenge takes place as a short story inspired in a vampire theme where the author transmits his homeland legacy to a contemporary musical field, sotries and legends of chaste lineage that have inspired musicians and artist for centuries with concerns for the tenebrous chronicles , making different recreations of it with cruelty and vileness as its main element. orlock 101 is a new talent in european scene which inspires his artistic framework in the myth created by bram stocker, this transilvanian artist debuts as producer with the next soil records release.
the spanish techno imprint celebrates the release of their first long lenght with this compilation featuring tracks by some of the most prominent underground techno artists among some new talents including works from: christian wünsch, datura dilema, developer, dinamite, kalter ende, stanislav tolkachev, unkle fon and vertical spectrum. the sound palette focuses on danceable numbers, but also include some broken beats and industrial touches showcasing the diversity of their catalogue.
after 10 years of releases since 2007, the label is happy to add some fresh blood to the imprint. a compilation in two volumes will see the light this summer. here is the vol.1 with france 98 aka leo pol, walid from infoline & hank rideau
tact recordings vinyl only sub-label tactics returns this august with tactics vol.3 , a three-tracker coming courtesy of label co-founder fletcher.berlin-based producer and dj (richard) fletcher, also known as one half of duo adventures in daydreams, has been steadily carving out his own brand of soul infused house and techno over the years, picking up support along the way from luminaries such as larry heard, oskar offerman, mr. g and ivan smagghe along the way as well as shows on his home turf at berlin hotspots like ://about blank, sisyphos and golden gate amongst others.leading on the package is oildrum with skippy hats, bumpy wooden percussive hits and a snaking bass groove throughout as modulating synth whirrs and airy pads silkily ebb and flow within. faucet follows, featuring long time tact recordings artist luke black, edging things into dubbier realms via ethereal, billowing chords, rumbling sub bass tones and metallic percussive chimes to create something raw and hypnotic before brewed rounds out the package, this time round laying focus on a swinging organic drum groove, bubbling, glitched-out synth tones and ever-unfolding atmospherics continually keeping the tension building throughout.
forever cursed with deep and tech-house labels by the press due to decisions taken 10 years ago before he had any idea how this industry worked, avatism returns mildly angrier than ever before with ate-up, an ep the producer actually started writing during an mdma-induced lucid dream after vakant label boss spiked his drinks in 2011. to give his poor soul some credibility, weve enlisted aqxdm (aquarian & deapmash, fresh from their storming debut on bedouin records) and the mysterious maenad veyl (veyl, pinkman, death & leisure) on remix duties.
movin and trippin acid-techno-psychodelic groover. de-noize is focused on bringing eclectic sounds from world known djs to new up and coming underground artists, aspiring to contribute original and timeless music to the world.
laate is a project from clayton guifford (fragil / recordeep ). pierre codarin is our guest on laate006. this british/ italian guy with a french name is a big record selector and hardware enthusiast. pierre have perfect skills to producer whatever he wants and he shows us! at the menu, 3 original tracks deep & house with an electro touch.to close the ep , we have the honor to welcome our friend le loup with a mental & spacy remix !!!!
berlin based techno titan frank muller adopts his beroshima alias for a new four track ep that is already been hailed by the likes of marcel dettman and laurent garnier. first emerging in the nineties, muller has since become a techno great who has played from asia to south america and beyond. he’s had plenty of underground hits on the likes of cocoon and soma, and held some key residencies over the years. always one to command your attention with his multi layered grooves, this ep features an old juan atkins sample “buy some shit from detroit” that has been part of beroshima’s live sets for years. excellent opener ‘encounter’ reflects a recent idea jeff mills and muller had to produce tracks together for a not yet produced sci-fi movie. it is an eight-minute astral techno trip with smooth, driving drums and plenty of intergalactic synth lines. ‘the passion of lovers’ transfers the organic beroshima style into 2018 and shows off frank’s passion for spaced out electronica. it’s a brilliantly bumping cut with lithe synths and melodies adding that soul and colour as it races through the galaxies. the iconic ‘buy some’ with the atkins sample then surges into the future with icy hi hats dancing over rubbery drums. the warped synths take the lead and bring a real sense of off kilter energy to this most timeless bit of techno. last of all is the fantastic space mix of ‘encounter’ which is dreamy and cinematic with exquisite keys and pads colouring in a huge night sky as the drums drive things along. this is an archetypal techno ep filled with cosmic colours and serene emotions.
diynamic präsentiert mit der doppel-ep -picture: moscoman- sechs neue tracks des israelischen wahlberliner dj/produzenten chen moscovici aka moscoman, gleichzeitig gründer und betreiber des eklektischen labels disco halal. moscoman vermag es dancefloor-tracks zu kreieren, die gleichzeitig eine vielzahl an emotionen wie verlangen, hoffnung, melancholie oder sehnsucht transportieren, die noch lange nachwirken.
coming off the acclaim of pablo — designated by pitchfork as “best new music” and a candidate for the song of summer 2018 — greene drops a three tracker for ghostly’s spectral sound imprint that finds him in fine form.
neil landstrumm began producing in the early 90s after moving to edinburgh from inverness. initially producing within a variety of groups often with christian vogel, he began his solo production in 1993 influenced by the sheffield school of bleep as well as electro and miami bass. landstrumm s unique sound soon caught the ears of a wide variety of some of the worlds finest electronic labels and he went onto record for tresor and planet mu as well as his string of ep s and album for peacefrog. his playful sense of humor and penchant toward unpredictable song structures and bizarre sounds have continued to offer humour in a world often dominated by serious minimalism. threesome features landstrumm s three peacefrog ep s originally released between early 1995 and 1996. highlights include the minimalist chicago jack track takks, dancefloor destroyers such as swing / jerk and blam the target, along with the off kilter raw stomping funk of sniff and destroy. to this day landstrumm remains one of the true innovators in uk techno.
man band delivers its first various release with a stunning downtempo opener by the enigmatic dj sacom and an ever mind-bending trip by forest drive west, with his second hypnotic remix of elise. more newcomers on the flip include bristol based patrick flint with a celestial workout of swirling percussions, and a massive, dub inspired cut by paris local figure hanah.
new label alert! the inaugural release from the new la- based label, lemak records, has arrived. with a focus on new and upcoming talent as well as our favorite veterans, the label slides through hard and fast breaks, slowed down & spaced out minimal, with some electro-inspired heaters in-between. with a new label also comes a new collaboration. featuring music from the ferngully express, the latest project from miami stalwarts kyle parker (sports records) and goiz (red ember/metamorphic recordings), the ferngully express ep includes a selection of tracks that intertwines the two artists in a variety of ways. this first releases hits the spot for a lover of minimal, fast breaks, and some electro inspired bangers. a well-rounded release that offers music for any occasion, we hope you close your eyes and enjoy the the ferngully express ep. always with love, lemak records.
delft returns for the latest split ep, the label s first since the 004 entry by matrixxman and la-4a. this entry pairs label head la-4a with crew member alden tyrell for a rough and raw acid and electro derby.
the third release for planet euphorique comes from none other than d. tiffany herself, delivering four tracks of delicate yet driving, emotional anthems for prime-time dance floor bliss. feel u shows spacial finesse and rhythmic maturity, rumbling robotic basslines elevate the undeniable euphoria supplied by glowing pads and fleeting vocal earworms. whilst the ep is diverse in mood and colour, that undeniable d. tiff steeze is laced through from start to finish, resulting in a crucial record suitable for the club, after party or the next morning.
since efficient space excavated andy rantzens mind-bending will i dream? the rest of the world has become better acquainted with the darker & dubbier side of one of australias rave superstars. were excited to present a selection of tracks from andys incredibly diverse oeuvre, 6 songs that sit somewhere between 80s digital reggae, 90s rave and the horizon of our accelerating future. lifting the veil speeds up snappy drum programming and a thundering bassline to breakneck speeds, pitting them against sombre chords and strings, perfectly capturing the reflective headspace of a night drive through babylon. cosmic vibrations harks back to the development of fully computerised rhythms emanating from jammy and tubbys waterhouse studios, by way of erskineville. in the same vein, bedtime for boo boo sees andy joined on the boards by sydney dub technician sheriff lindo, creating a dynamic digi-dub number that is sure to come alive on any soundsystem worth its weight - a heady showcase for two of australia’s finest reggae talents. flip the disc to find move it, the most concentrated dose of the jungle vibes that permeate the ep. rantzen channels the headrush sonics, breakneck drums and euphoria of d n bs heydey, nailing the red-eyed early am atmosphere of a sydney warehouse ca. 95 - and its just as likely to cap off the night of many a secret inner west location to come. magic lantern marries a dreamy synthesizer melody with a wicked, subby bassline. if there was a dancehall scene in ferngully, this wouldve been the soundtrack, with enough low end to really rattle the treetops. on closer dub generator, a slightly-creepy mechanized voice urges you to “leave your worries at the door come and join your friends upon the floor - an introduction to the dancefloor or an induction into some sinister cult? whatever the message, the dub chords and massive bassline lull you into the headspace where these words take hold. all songs recorded at masking tapes, liquid blue and 1/66 enmore rd, 1997-2000.
up next on phonicas main label we present harrison bdps life unlimited 12inch. over the past few years harry has burst onto the scene with a prolific run of releases for labels such as lost palms, piff and music is love, displaying a wide-ranging sonic palette whether it falls under classification as house, techno, electro, garage... or whatever else he turns his hand to! the 12inches lead track life unlimited starts off as a euphoric italo-flavoured piano-house banger before breaking down into a bleep-tastic middle and back again. it hits all the right spots and will no doubt tick all the boxes for djs looking for a sure-fire peak-time jam! on the b-side the music takes a deeper turn with the immaculately produced dub-techno of fish in the tank which is then followed by the stunning uk garage inspired its all good - this one gets seriously under your skin! its rare for a producer to nail such a variety of different styles on a single record, yet we feel this 12inch truly underlines harry’s versatility yet still displaying his signature sound. three very different tracks, all recognisably harrison bdp.
entkunstung 001 ‘darstellung’ by adorno is the first music release from vienna’s art project entkunstung’: a platform dedicated to promote art, music and theory. mastered at manmade mastering, berlin, by tim xavier. artwork by maximilian mauracher
„spectral decay” is a collection of musical reflections about the paradoxical contemporary state of humankind, whereas its own technological, social, cultural and economical development seems to entrench the possible points of a structura downfall. the narrative of „spectral decay” starts with heavy, mesmerizing industrial vibes. due to the notable sound design techniques of japanese artist tetsumasa, his hefty piece „nex” evolves into a harsh but still amazingly cinematical music sculpture. subsequent mid-tempo composition „onzour shayatini” by meer dynamically follows the dark, experimental path of drone and noisy structures. violent accents smoothly lead to the deconstruction of drum & bass patterns and turn into strident 90s metal riffs. the track progressively penetrates obscure subterranean abysses and becomes a perfect introduction to the next theme by yuji kondo – „hades”. in greek mythology hades was the ancient god of the underground kingdoms, darkness, death and metals. therefore, kondo’s music piece turns into an infernal portrayal of the underworld where tenebrous layers of bass frequencies, raw textures and drexciyan sounds build up an enormous and lasting tension. side b begins with the track „anthropocene” produced by arboretum co-founder – mogano. the whole composition refers to the present geological epoch we live in, characterized by environmental pollutions, depletion of fossil fuels and accelerated urbaniza- tion of the world. it is a deeply conceptual soundscape of a powerful system, that incorporates both – the destructive forces of technology and the infinite energy of the whole universe, that interweave in a devilish dance of post-techno, breakbeat and dub tones. thereafter, ~raw in his piece „poly bios” pictures the interference of human structures in the nature. creating a mosaic from indus- trial and tribal, organic sounds, he tells a mystical story of fear, hope, escape and primeval instincts. the narration concludes with an atmospheric composition of nwrmntc – solo project of ana quiroga from experimental ambient duet lcc. „beyond” is a boundless, spectral reflection on collective human consciousness, where haunting vocals evoke a recon- dite, ineffable pain, leaving the listeners in a profoundly meditative state. laura polań,ska
denis sulta has announced new offshoot to his sulta selects imprint, silver service. the debut release comes from cromby an irish born, berlin based producer on the up. following a thumping set at belfasts beloved ava festival, his new ep will be released on 21st september and features three peak-time club weapons, inspired by the sounds of classic chicago house. the lead futurola is a hard-hitting, jacking house track that packs a fierce bassline and emotive punch, whilst b1, barneymania is a chicago-tinged acid roller that layers melodic chords, the ep ends with the dark and sci-fi-tinged electro of fandango. the new label follows on from denis sulta’s selects imprint home to three volumes of his own essential 12inch series
aos’ boundless love for music is apparent in everything she does. as a producer, a dj, and an event organizer with seattle’s secondnature and tuf collectives, kayla waldorf’s vision eschews traditional categories and genre boxes in favor of an ecstatic spontaneity. her dj sets are well known for their playful energy and narrative threading between many different styles. violent light is aos’ first offering on secondnature’s own label, and it captures this playful essence. the title track’s stomping groove (complete with rave whistle) sets the tone, while lullaby and what/why move into headier territory composed of dusty synths stabs and clouds of vocal effects. finally, secondnature’s own fugal delivers a remix that flips what/why into a rolling depth charge.
comes with a huge 22x28 newprint poster in japanese sealed poly sleeve. chicago s beau wanzer returns to the label with his signature sound of crunched out bizarro electronics. tip! unmistakenly, wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. from the hypnotic head nod of wick hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of the grim whim or the nasty metallic stomp of he spilled my drink we get wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. a welcome return to say the least.
(12inch embossed cover with printed inner sleeves) ravaged and warped breakbeats haunted by wailing euphoric noise, vivid and graphic reflections of fractured post-industrial hardcore, moments of poetry flashing within a thick impending fog. this is our soundtrack. a unique and visionary achievement a wholly original future of beauty and despair: brutal, gritty, alive and urgent, blooming in the ruins, spiraling and raw, howling with life.
with their ears towards detroit and their feet stuck in the dutch polders cosmic force and edo8 came up with some of the most uncompromising, hardhitting westcoast electro tracks of the early 00s. all tracks taken from the early out of print marguerita recordings. all tracks revived for the clone westcoast series. part 1 of 3!
with their ears towards detroit and their feet stuck in the dutch polders cosmic force and edo8 came up with some of the most uncompromising, hardhitting westcoast electro tracks of the early 00 s. all tracks taken from the early out of print marguerita recordings and revived for the clone westcoast series. part 2 of 3!
after a few years on hiatus, one electronica has gone all out in with a heavy debut 4 tracker from new member thought camera. the young belfast born producer who has been very busy in the studio putting together an arsenal of electronic weapons has also enjoyed an increase in popularity and profile in the local scene due to his hard work and commitment to the cause. with such a strong release about to drop in the next few weeks and with more unreleased material on its way this guy is worth keeping an eye on as a rising talent. without using too many bullshit analogies – this is release is simply dancefloor bliss and a djs dream that will be keep at the front of a record box for years to come and could be a favourite among various styles. the title track astral pilot comes in strong with spatial glitchy electronic chatter and tubular echoes that are pretty damn haunting. headspace comes in on a2 which is the antithesis of serenity and meditation that the name suggests. this acidic jack track is upbeat and laden with bass bleeding all over the place. flip it over and you have lifeforms on the b1 which is the most technical track on the release which ebbs and flows between solemn and sombre leaving you emotionally twisted yet intrigued this is one to look out for! obsession which aptly depicts this track a stalker in the night, haunting, imposing, friday 13th shit. not for the faint hearted.
exzellente remix-ep von lorenzo senni, bekannt für seine dekonstruktionen von 1990er trance-archetypen. hier legen gleich drei renommierte künstler eigenwillige reinterpretationen seines klassikers -xallegrox- aus 2017 vor: der mega angesagte detroiter dj stingray (tresor, clone, diagonal), der gebürtige augsburger florian hecker (editions mego, pan, rephlex) und das italienische vorzeige-duo tale of us, dessen remix dem 12- vinyl als download-code beiliegt.
auch wenn yves tumor die bühne wie ein heulender cyperpunk-geist betritt, der den zuschauer erschlägt, vereint seine musik kaleidoskopisches songwriting mit lobotomisierten soundexperimenten. diese dualität offenbart sich schleichend, aber einzelne spuren und bilder aus musik und text erzeugen den eindruck, dass durch erfahrung und zuhören am ende alles perfekt im fokus zusammenfliesst. so schreibt pitchfork zur vorabsingle noid: anstatt zwischen genrereferenzen umherzuirren, wirft tumor sie in irritierende und fesselnde kontraste zusammen. noid versenkt den allgemeinen, Überschwenglichen duktus von disco und soul in ein spukendes fass voller verzweiflung. es ist ein schöner neuer ansatz von pop-düsterheit, die nur tumor so heraufbeschwören kann
this va release is a result of good relations and work with friends. it’s been a while we were preparing it and it’s the most long-awaited release of the label. 50-50 ukrainian and russian ideas, absolutely east energy. very good for the dance floors.
in the first release of rome based nvda, cosimo damiano brings 4 tracks together between jungle, techno and ambient. the audiovisual work traces the mythological imagery recalled by the etymology of its name (diana nemorense the pre-roman goddess of hunting), and its mood, which at times takes a dramatic turn, with the individual tracks transmitting a dark and nostalgic sensitivity.
people plus are cz wang and joli b., signaling from a studio and or hut in some remote location. their debut ep consists of three trips into time in just as many styles. side a belongs to olympus mons, a song as big as the mountain its named from. snake charmer synth lines and vocal roars backed by the baddest rhythm section in a while wait for the solo! the b side holds work it out, with broken 4-off-the-floor drumz and revving echo effects. taking the coveted b1 spot is the always dancefloor smashing second cycle - a verified banger that opens up with ground shaking acidish filter bubbles, and closes somewhere way up above the clouds.
brassfoot makes his dba debut following a number of appearances at the dba presents parties. since breaking through with his apron ep on funkinevens world-leading label in 2015, brassfoot has turned heads with releases on uttu, paul du lac s bio rhythm, and his own seminal nca recordings. on the indentured servitude ep brassfoot showcases his own unique stepping house and techno flavour across six tracks, with time to meditate and reflect between the party-starting peak timers also included. blinds down, crouched over my desk, i switch on my machines. whatever the final result is, i wouldn t even bother unless i was having fun first. sometimes theres just one tiny portion of magic after a long recording session, but its always about the enjoyment first. its dark inside and it influences the mood of the music. it s also dark outside and it s obvious where that leaves its mark. (brassfoot, 2018)
part 5 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. originally released on the phono label in 1995/96 the ‘parts’ series from matthew herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. this series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. the mix of herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. the odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. all newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘deeper’, ‘take me back’, ‘resident’, ‘people that make the music’ and ‘see you on monday’.
touch of loft wax 002 see’s label head nathaniel garry step out on the a-side with a club ready deep house dj tool. jacking percussion lays a solid groove as electric piano chords and deep pads set the mood, topped off with chopped up vocal samples to get the crowd pumping. london’s timothy clerkin serves up an ebm rave for his remix on the b-side, with a thumping kick drum and arpeggiator bassline sitting under twisted and warped vocals from the original. grab it. pop it in your dj bag. with the a-side for the warm up and the b-side for the peak time slot.
californian electronic pop duo peaking lights make a splash on dekmantel with sea of sand the bands first release in 2018. its a kaleidoscopic melting-pot of dainty dub, experimental and leftfield beats, with wondrous sunny soundscapes that blend together the unconventional home-fashioned electronics, and windswept vocals that have defined peaking lights to date. sea of sand is the band’s first record in three years not released on their own imprint. with six tracks, exceeding 30 minutes in total, the extended ep is a prelude to a forthcoming lp. with a diy aesthetic and approach to analogue instrumentalism, peaking lights retro-digital sound is one that sits perfectly with dekmantel.
det ar grymt i norr is a compilation of exclusive tracks by artists reflecting the contemporary swedish underground electronic music scene: alvar, celldod, dissocio modus trans, hjarnkultur, agent side grinder, kinder aus asbest, aemit and yabibo hazurfa (special scandinavian letters not included). the title of the compilation, swedish for it s grim up north describes the atmosphere perfectly - in swedish, grymt also means cool. the gloomy cover was designed by erik soderberg. subtitled swedish synthetic darkness, the music on the album is intense, hard and cold at first listen but boiling with emotions underneath the surface. expect industrial, ebm, coldwave, acid and everything on the spectrum between electro and ambient. thank you for the music.
leuk en ko is the dutch bastard child by unit moebius members jan duivenvoorden and richard van den bogaert. creating a vault of hard to classify material from mid eighties until early nineties, it didn t get out there for whatever reason. after de snoei 1 appeared on world of rubber 3, the big follow-up is here.
a geniune collection of dubs from dats courtesy of downlink, slow cooked in a dusty drawer since 1997. a1 was originally released on mosaic and stays true to the dub techno sound which defined the label while the other tracks have never seen the light of day until now. if gritty acid workouts are your cup of tea then look no further. the a side features a printed artwork from san francisco based artist klari reis
korpus 9 records kicks off with a brand new ep from dubspeeka, featuring four tracks of high impact and atmospheric techno. korpus 9 records is a brand new techno label from russia managed by kwazalski. the main aim of the label is to release fresh and innovative material, not only digitally, but also on vinyl. all the imagery and influences of the label come from an abandoned research station that is deep underwater, where unusual events are happening around it on a constant basis. charged with the first release is shadowy bristolian producer dubspeeka, who has put out his music on drumcode, senso sounds and get physical, runs skeleton recordings and has a fierce techno sound. the opener here is garrison, a driving number with heavy drums and a warm but edgy mood. garrison 2 is more spaced out, with celestial pads baring a feeling of suspense above the firmly rooted drums. garrison 3 then has lumpy drums that bob up and down, as acid lines, water sounds and metallic hits all add atmosphere to the cavernous groove. last of all, garrison 4 is an eerie dub techno track with real drive but also plenty of thoughtful emotions. it closes out a brilliant first ep on this exciting new label.
attention b- stock- cover with seam split (on the border) - 2nd album by vril on delsin records. a deep excursion for mind and body, combining his trademark dub techno grooves with experimental ambient trips
raconteur has landed with help from denis kaznacheev doing what he does best. one track per side allows full exploration of the music in all it s essence. enchanting and progressive minimal sounds. vinyl only
the law of seven refers to the spiritualist philosopher gurdjieffs idea that the evolution of phenomena proceeds according to a universal seven-step process. clay tells us that while this idea did not strictly factor into the composition of these tracks, you could abstract some elements into the musical creation process. gurdjieff was quite a thinker, but also composed music so i thought the lines i was drawing carried some weight. in particular his notion that creation proceeds through increasing restrictions which i find to be incredibly relevant to my process at least. time limitations and performance settings particularly seem to allow me to be far more productive than just working freely with no solid end point in mind
k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k”, from the title to the sounds, is intended to be a more personal project for paul ritch – indelibly closer to the confluences of sounds that he hears embodying the spirit of kaczmarek. he drives the mind’s eye deep into the inner-ear with the album’s spacious opening tracks, only to leave your head bobbing with the extraterrestrial rhythms that emerge as the main body of the album. moody and foreboding, loaded with the scattered, staccato and broken beats, more ovular than linear in composition and ranging from vaporous-ambience to hyperventilating grooves, the nine tracks on this album defy categorisation. the “k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k” album will give the listener a deep well to return to. the vinyl release will be a fittingly rare issue – only 100 numbered copies are going out, while digital releases will run parallel. keeping with the dark and cryptic theme of the first releases russian artist, sasha sime, is back for his third kczmrk cover design
marking its ten-year anniversary dynamic reflection is set to release continuum, a collection of five uniquely intertwined eps. the special series commemorates the label’s roots, evolution and establishment and honors its residents and friends. the continuum-series will feature twenty exclusive tracks. the eps sonos, magno hyacinthum, fluctus, luna frigus and terra nova are planned as part of continuum. individually each will pay tribute to four distinct artists that have inspired and shaped the sound of dynamic reflection. collectively they become the articulation of a decade of techno. featuring tracks from oscar mulero, steffi, woo york and antonio de angelis, terra nova represents the first planet in the continuum-constellation, consisting of five exclusive releases in celebration on the 10th anniversary of dynamic reflection.
increasingly known for his productions as much as his storied dj sets, eric cloutier approaches the studio with the same kind of precision that marks out his club and festival appearances. on this first release on palinoia he exercises a keen sense of control over playful elements, not least on lead track “heuristic”. the nagging lead synth may hop around the mix, but it stays locked on to a thoroughly focused undercarriage of drums and low end that suits the professional techno set. “ipseity” is lighter in its demeanor thanks to some calming pad tones, but the strong structure of the track remains. the release rounds up with the slower thump of “opprobrium”, surmising cloutier’s attitude to the warm-up part of a serious, long-lasting dj set.
hot on the heels of their debut collaborative ep, ‘exosphere’ - which picked up plays from violet, tone dropout’s dawl, jacques renault and timothy clerkin among many others - corporeal face and bufobufo are back with new trax that distil their love of electro, hardcore and acid into a lethal compound. lead cut ‘bleep inside’ mixes old school b-boy breaks with a steely sheffield bassline, ‘genome’ is a swung out excursion into sub-heavy acid house, sydney beat machine jensen interceptor turns ‘bleep inside’ into a percolating electro killer, and ‘molecular cloud’ is the explosive 140bpm meeting pointwhere warehouse rave and electro collide.
crotocosm is an occasional collaboration between jordan gcz (lushlyfe, off minor) and willie burns (black deer, wt records). tracks were recorded together live in amsterdam and brooklyn between 1996 and 2017 its a tip!
former member of dublin punk band the threat, stano released his debut lp on scoff records in 1983. recorded in alto studios, the irish artist eschewed live performances in favour of fusing collaborative, improvised, experimental music with spoken word-poetry. the lp featured contributions from fellow irish musicians and artists such as michael o shea, roger doyle, donald teskey, vinnie murphy, detroit born jerome rimson and is a seminal document of irish postpunk
released in september 1978, a mere two months before ymos debut, cochin moon is a clear precursor to the groundbreaking synth and sequencer-dominated sounds that would come to define the iconic trio. huge tip! credited to hosono and pop art legend tadanori yokoo (who created the cover art), cochin moon is a fictional soundtrack to a journey into unknown worlds, inspired by hosono and yokoo’s trip to india.
hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno, culminating in the massive success of techno pop group yellow magic orchestra (ymo), who made their debut in 1978. admired by artists ranging from van dyke parks to mac demarco, hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. with the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
after the label was put on hold for many years, there was no doubt, that lory d was up to the task of reanimating the sleeping beauty of seilscheibenpfeiler schallplatten berlin. t he italian techno producer deliveres a stunning ep for catalogue number sspb001. with its driving acid sounds, sublimed by raw percussions and hypnotic rhythms, this ep definitely is one for the darker parts of the night. last but not least it also features an edit of berlin local marcel dettmann, a man that doesn?t need no further introduction. a big bang that makes sure that the next release won?t take another 24 years...!
giuliano lomonte is back on his own imprint and straight to the point with tho original cuts. there is no doubt the distinctive bassline on a1 skyline will be stuck in your head long after the record is over and the deep and driving after hour vibes on b1 aquarium will keep the dance floor moving until the lights come on.
canadian duo mdd make their slam debut following on from their first release in 2018 on and imprint inner surface. unforgiving, dark and distorted techno at its best. somber vocals and murky atmospheres create a wicked tension throughout the ep. manni dee also features for the first time on slam and gives his contribution by remixing opal fall into a driving dance floor stomper.
2018 repress coming in! finally - the great new cleric release arrives! solid, dry club techno with 2 locked grooves to boot. london based artist cleric originally started sending us over material a couple of years back. as his sound developed and improved more scope was created to start looking at putting together his debut first release on eartoground. we feel this is his best release to date and have very much enjoyed putting it together.
heading from his own true rotary recordings (co-run with ena cosovic), be as one and recently showing appearance twice on bror records sub-label lilies - joel alter presents a diverse three track ep on bror records with “bror07” under his techno alias jor-el.
dutch duo deep dimension debut on rekids with a stomping vocal cut entitled ‘so 1992’ featuring a collaborative remix from label founder radio slave and rising star p.leone. jeffrey hek & jimmy van de geijn have been actively djing for over two decades. the pair paired up as deep dimension in 2015, combining their talents to form a signature techno sound comprised of deep basslines and powerful kicks. launched earlier this year, their vinyl label named gen x has instantly picked up overwhelming support from the likes of radio slave, tommy four seven, benny rodriguez, kobosil, and many more. they now continue their upward trajectory by arriving on matt edwards’ respected berlin based imprint, rekids. thudding kicks are joined by rising synths as pitched up vocals come into play in ‘so 1992’– the result is a rave inspired techno monster designed to throw crowds into frenzy. on the flip, radio slave pairs up with rekids regular p.leone for a cavernous reimagining complete with rolling percussion, off-beat hats and eerie atmospherics.
life is complex and since the only way out is through, complexity demands to be embraced. as a label dedicated to bringing two unique minds together for each record, inkblots has always aimed at uniting kindred spirits by making their differences audible. with two contributions each by berlin’s irakli and stanislav tolkachev, the fourth instalment of haiku’s imprint makes no exception. instead, it might be its most exceptional offering yet. just like the principle of the rorschach test at the conceptual core of the label, the musical perspectives offered on inkblots 004 are minimalistic at their base but open up a pathway into two complex musical minds.