rico puestel is a phenomenon and currently one of the best artists around when it comes to solid. discerning techno. thats techno that takes no detours. doesnt hide behind vocal samples or need unnecessary. pseudo-intelligent tinkering to get the listeners attention. puestels two current cocoon contributions equity and immunised are strongly reminiscent of caravel. which he also released on cocoon recordings almost exactly a year ago. the mini breaks and prolonged dramatic pauses are all pieces in the puzzle of puestels arrangement and together with the hypnotic beats and constantly radiating synths and effects. they make up his own interpretation of techno sound. it buzzes. it shines and with the right pa its exactly the type of vibe that help us forget the daily grind of dance music madness! that ubiquitous let the bass kick sample hasnt felt so at home for a long time!
waehlscheibe from switzerland has thought of something really special to celebrate release #10 and has created a double vinyl compilation that assembles many of the label s regulars together with a few fresh faces. the prevailing sound between deep and dubby techno and dub house refects the label s long-time dedication to this particular version of electronic music. thus waehlscheibe has established itself as more than an insider s tip for those who cherish grounded quality and timeless sounds. from the dub techno sounds of novio dub tribe. patrizio gabrielli and s&ro via sophisticated dub house from mend. anton kubikov and alessandro crimi to the housey afairs of a.s.cudia and drei farben house the compilation x showcases a fne variety of contemporary house and techno with subtle twists and quite a few sonic surprises.
setaoc mass fourth record for figure displays a level of maturity an artist this young rarely inhabits. two tracks feature his ability to craft finely layered idm. showing another perspective of the ideas behind the cavernous techno taking up the rest of this ep. nestled between the electronica-pieces is torque. heavy yet undeniably beautiful with its big breaks towards ascension. moving effortlessly despite its weight. things turn serious on the flip side. bursting with bleeps and bulging beats. b1 is a slowly swelling beast with many heads. twisting and turning ceaselessly along its 6-minute runtime. never once letting the tension decline. spiraling inwards for a full-on mind trip. search lights is that key track to drop in the murkiest. darkest hour of the night. one that cuts through relentlessly and unites whatever is left of the dancefloor for one last frenzied commotion.
its done. the final. last and endmost volume of remixes for tuff city kids (aka philipp lauer and gerd janson) unique debut album adoldesscent are here. featuring kink. prins thomas. sascha funke. shan. justin strauss whatever/whatever project and brussels bohemian mugwump. tck originals are treated with acid. balearic rhythms. lean berlin grooves. new york city dubs. uk breaks and belgian new beats. there is something for every taste and one for each situation. the vinyl edition carries kink. prins thomas. sascha funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket icebot. for the rest. hit the download button. please. thats all folks.
breach is back with his second release of the year on his new imprint nkdltd. on nkdltd002 breach delivers a two tracker entitled ‘turtle dance which continues where he left off in quality but stylistically stepping into warmer tones for the summer months. nkdltd001 saw the first release from the amsterdam based producer in three years and with it a return to breachs roots. deep. dark & moody tracks which went on to resonate with a broad selection of artists including benji b who went on to play it numerous times on his seminal bbc radio 1 show.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august. courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf. and further afield. for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon. clr. sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger. takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones. hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows. tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits. fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building. expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick. stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
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the desired by many and sought after ‘the time’ by vizar is getting a re-release. the hypnotic and sweeping track originally released in 2011 is still being featured in numerous dj sets to this day thus proving the ‘timelessness’ contrary to its title. besides these it appeared as one of the soundtracks in anatoly ivanov’s 2013 documentary ’kvadrat’ that is about the realities of techno djing exemplified by the life of andrey pushkarev. b-side is reserved for yet another worthy vizar masterpiece. ‘in between’.
currently the rediscovery of long forgotten japanese electronic. jazz and new age music is at a peak like never before. but although many re-issues already flood the record stores around the world: the large. diverse musical culture of japan still got some gems in store that are really missing.
some time around 20 years ago. the artist known as dub surgeon made an absorbing album of beautiful dub infused with ambiance. found sounds and horizontal rhythms. the lost future was recorded at the former amsterdam film academy where dub surgeon. the recording engineer for the project was ricardo villalobos. dub surgeon and ricardo villalobos then mastered it together. putting it through several vintage mixers and recording it to 2 inch tape. then. tragedy struck: a storm surged and ignited a fire that ravaged the studio. the master copy was thought to have been lost forever. dub surgeon stopped making music and disappeared into the shadows after just two eps on future dub in 2002/3. but one day 15 years later. totally out of the blue. he received a demo of the lost future. pay attention to this. it said. attached was a demo version of the long lost album and now. finally. it has a perfect and impossibly poetic home on dubais ark to ashes. which is named in homage to the story of lee scratch perry burning down his black ark studio to rid it of demons. sounding as fresh as ever. the lost future is an authentic dub experience with a story as special as the music itself.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
celldod is swedish producer anders karlsson. anders has been active in the music scene for some time working on different musical projects. always with a strong diy ethic his celldod project has released several cassettes under his own label brutal disciplin and has also released records on suction records. kess kill and femur records. in 2017 anders released an album under the name vargd?d on opal tapes together with swedish techno artist varg. anders hardware driven sound has evolved over time now personifying finely sharpened ebm and techno crossover of the highest calibre. with a nod to the greats but with a forward thinking direction. we have four new cuts to destroy the darkest dance floors. relentless. bass-heavy and blown-out bangers. fans of daf and maybe 242 meets silent servant will be blown away. mastered by martin bowes at the cage. uk.
detail: having persuaded flamingods to dj at an east london food bank fundraiser (£7k raised for eat or heat). byrd out hounded them to produce a remix ep of their 2017 kewali ep. bringing together a team of intriguing artists. erol alkan s co-conspirator in beyond the wizard s sleeve. richard norris takes mixed blessings in a more a dancefloor friendly direction. liverpool 3 piece stealing sheep paint a hypnotic gloss on the title track. bringing out the colours in a downtempo sunrise of a remix. made for 6am. the quietus darlings vanishing twin s remix starts at a run and carries on from there. most obviously absorbing the middle eastern vibe. the ep is a step forward at a time when the world seems bent on looking backwards. artwork by james burgess. mastered by the legendary noel summerville.
heisenberg presents the limited black series. featuring tracks from the romanian mastermind guy from downstairs. label-head saktu. moscows groove master lost.act and stan yaroslavsky the modular genius from tel-aviv. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
after a liittle hiatus of 2 years the label which was formed back in 2013 by the founder of the ground breaking hedonistic undergound parties bohemian grove of the industrial city of manchester is back. the label will be bringing all kinds of electronic sounds mainly from the reaches of the cities industrial smog but some reaching further around the cosmos. this time we have debuting artist dane weaver with his first release on the label.
off-kilter broken beats from a collection of up & coming artists from around europe and beyond. a1. twelon - quad twelon heralds the start of the ep with a builder track perfect for openings and breakdowns mid set. industrial creeps and hisses. spliced with intricate percussion. a2. nollern - sitar pro nollern s eff_el & dan beaven burst forth to bring an upfront. yet minimalistic. glitch-rife drum track - perfect for the players wanting to layer an element of sparse. brutal breaks into the mix. b1. tlk - in your shadow tlk brings us a beautiful. emotion filled arp track. one of my goals when making a track. is to only use one sound: to make one synth sing. - linkwood. this is the inspiration that tlk used for in your shadow. b2. xantrax - xtk a trippy. jazzy combination of atmospheric synthesis. acoustic drums and a heavy bass-weight underlay. giving the ep a raw. yet balanced finish.
apollo is proud to welcome paul frick to the fold. frick is a berlin-born music composer primarily known as one part of the group brandt brauer frick. stunningly despite a 20+ year history of making music “second yard botanicals” is his debut album. with bbf keeping frick inspired and busy since 2009. other ideas had piled up until a temporary break allowed him to fully dive into them - “while it took so long until i made my first album. it took about two months once i started.”
the drip ep brings together four distinctive producers and one set of sounds - the drips. the result is a compilation of 4 tracks that bring the swing and sampling of some of accidental jnr’s finest to produce a soaking wet dancefloor. first up is label boss matthew herbert with a trademark groove that harks back to his wishmountain moniker albeit found lurking in the swamp. cosmo sheldrake takes a slight departure from his usual multi-instrumentaling live-looping avant-folk to deliver a track that could only be described as travelling circus aqua-techno. bahraini born. french / us bred and now edinburgh dwelling video game builder. sound designer and sometime scottish league football referee yann seznec opens the b-side with an absolute stormer of a rain drenched club hook. sussex based producer crewdson and builder of such electronic instruments as the eggiophone and concertronica closes proceedings with a drizzling evolving 2-step number.
david mayer’s career and background is marked by a desire to keep moving and experiencing new perspectives. having finally settled in berlin. the german dj and producer has built up an enviously diverse back catalogue on labels such as connected frontline. objektivity. gruuv. audiomatique and keinemusik. with his first release on acid pauli and nico stojan’s ouie label. mayer brings his trademark groove to the fore once more. ‘the call’ is a mid tempo chugger built around a kick. clap and 808 blip. before a more organic groove develops. the slowed down chants and wigged out synth line take the vibe into afro cosmic territory. without losing the original energy. ‘sooner’ is a little more urgent - a crisp. forward leaning rhythm and a deep. subby bass lead the way. before another frazzled synthesiser takes us on a melodic walkabout. ‘black queen’ is another example of mayer’s slick drum programming. keeping things zesty on the dance floor but with acres of space to lose yourself in.
students red axes are very excited to present the first part of their new project called: trips. a multi media venture combining music. film and travelling across the globe in pursuit of extra ordinary collaborations. niv arzi and dori sadovnik are seeking to discover new grounds and sounds. and to record local musicians. indigenous instruments and present workshops for youth music schools. in march of 2017. the israeli duo touched down in africa for the first time. and set up camp in both ethiopia and ivory coast. yielding in africa. a triple header ep which features three slices of contemporary body music. with both east and west african musical motifs. the project will always present a musical release. on vinyl and digital. that was created on the trip. accompanied with a documentary. showing the whole journey.
melly aka dj apres ski with four tracks of cerebral club music only for the headstrung. highlights from where to now? and jheri tracks alumnus include the tripped-out meandering tease of shrubbery and the space bass of mineral water. which closes the 12inch on a locked groove. mastered by someones dad? cut at schnittstelle. artwork by mel keane.
an impressive debut ep on fledgling uk label uncertainty principle from berlin-based artist larry. sys 001 features four tracks of superbly produced microtonal electronica and techno. cerebral and banging in equal parts. opening track systems hyperthread ramps up the tension before growling into action. techno thumper systems obfuscate hits like a jack hammer. and systems online resets the mood before systems encoder sends us spiralling into the future. one to watch.
two sprawling sagas just in time for your summer… the fast-rising brazilian-in-barcelona known as terr takes time out from launching her new live show to touch down on planet correspondant. and she does so with two beguiling cyberpunk schematics. authentic down to the last wavy synth idiosyncrasies. both neuromancer and ‘multiverse extend the analog dialogue terrs been parlaying since she emerged on hotflush in 2016. the former swaggers with loose drum charm but swoons with sweeping synth emotion while the latter struts with late night neon fantasies and a stirring sense of synth triumph. both provide the same message: this is terr at her most adventurous. detailed and ultimately hopeful with its strong sense of sci-fi mystique. galvanised by insane levels of relentless cosmic funk from krystal klear on the remix. every track on this ep is guaranteed to spin you into a dizzy state of delirium. precision timing from cardinis correspondant. and yet another exceptional release.
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album. firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue). and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip. turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords. sweaty machine percussion. and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier. if surprisingly stripped back. feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object. with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing. cymbal-heavy groove.
south london label and party series troy town is proud to present the first release in 3 years from warren brown aka wbeeza. insanely talented south london producer and 1st generation pioneer of what has become affectionately known in dance music as the peckham sound . djs. producers and musicians such as henry wu. bradley zero and chaos in the cbd have added to the wealth of a deeply musical community but it was the likes of brown and another se15 local. el-prevost. who first put the area on the dance music map. although he s resistant to using the word house too often about his music. the swing nods to detroit and chicago while the links to friends and collaborators. delano smith. mike agent x clark and scott grooves are clear. progressing through a musical heritage that has seen him produce across grime. hip-hop. drum n bass and techno but it s his signature low slung. heavy-on-groove and atmosphere productions that have garnered the respect of peers and critics whilst his popular and energetic live sets have seen him tour extensively around the world for the past 8 years. this 3-track ep covers a variety of moods and situations. opening with the od. a heady march to peak time on the dancefloor which has featured heavily in live sets over the last 2 years. the bassline bubbles tantalisingly as it edges through a kinetic. digital riff that sticks with you long after the lights go up. grove park is so low slung that the snare sounds like it might fall out of sync at any moment while the lead synth leads you on a drunk walk home. at times holding it s line before stumbling over a pitch bend and veering to find its balance. bizzle boogie is equal parts gritty. midwest-influenced bounce track and shimmering eyes closed rave moments.
one of the most exciting young producers to emerge from japan in recent years is yunosuke senoo. aka lycoriscoris. with a knack for fusing organic melodies with futuristic electronic production. his distinctive output has been supported by the likes of dj koze and michael mayer. senoo now readies the launch of his latest album ‘flight’ on anjunadeep.
outstanding and very limited minimal dub release. buxton records four-track vinyl-only release from sydney-based adam stromstedt will be the swedish expats first appearance on the imprint. the diversity of adams musical output culminates in the >crab shack< ep. showcasing minimal dub with an eclectic array of influences such as oldschool house to acid and techno. not unlike a place where one would feast on crustaceans. this ep is quirky. yet warm and comforting – providing food for the soul in its truest sense. 180g and amazing artwork.
like scsi-9 as such always was a neverthing but still existed. so pheotron minds a future synth which lives just in our head. it is from there that we take. line by line. those melodies which join to a track. midnight red is a result you get when opening a bottle of red sharply at midnight. you must be in front of your gear then. at least. it worked for us that way.
romain azzaro comes back on his own imprint with a rouge mécanique extended play compiled with cinematic shaded instrumentals and a heady mix of post-punk. ambient and noise. bringing acoustic life to electronica. his signature sound rolls over the ep with elegance and versatility
the subject of music from memorys latest compilation focuses on suso saizs output as part of the group orquesta de las nubes. formed by suso saiz and percussionist pedro estevan when the two met whilst studying a course on techniques of contemporary composition in madrid.
in addition to his debut release on vanila. enigmatic artist expropriation comes out once again from his hole in athens to bring with him two slow . long and filthy tunes. inspired from the 80s and 90s cult mythology. western horror and leto deliver the boogie and new beat vibes into the new era . covered from grungy industrial textures.
an underwater adventure by young parisian shelter. where previous releases have seen the synth-obsessed frenchman take his inspiration from caribbean rhythms or balearic attitudes. this marine missive sees shelter turn to the lavish world of the library.creating his an alternate score to jean faurez 1960 documentary short.
aussteiger is a berlin based german dj / producer. he runs the dub disco label in berlin and dj’s around the world. zusammenkunft is his debut album released on copenhagen’s music for dreams. once upon a time a golden boy came back from the shadows. rumors were told that he once left the big city in a time where the music scene and clubs were dominated by cold music and average beats. he left behind civilisation. living withdrawn in the woody mountains of a covert place. from there on people talked about him as aussteiger. connected to the nature and deeply rooted in the harmonic essence. aussteiger became a part of the great whole. in a full moon illuminated clear night while experimenting with various unique herbs he accidentally found a recipe to create warm and ravishing music. he firmly believes that music is his infinite source to gather strength and positive energy after years of strengthening himself and shaping vibrant sounds aussteiger decided to share his delightful music with the world. he returned from his retreat in order to enchant the music lovers all over the world with his feel good approach and supernatural sounds. coming back to the city. he also co-founded the awesome dub disco label with his buddy serj nosé.
oldschool acid monster! steve parker - an artist driven by consistence. vision and passion. releases on cocoon. planet rhythm. synewave or ovum showed his incredible sense to produce outside the box - instead of following musical trends. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
fadi mohem is a fresh face straight out of the creative hotspot of berlin spandau. after a first release on werk. he s now taken the time to deliver a powerful techno ep for his debut on seilscheibenpfeiler.
ltd clear vinyl! 1per customer - fluxions ripple effect is the film score for a non-existing motion picture. this 9-track album is the result of experimentation and the combination of the producer’s two most cherished art forms: electronic music and score music. ironically the two worlds rarely seem to meet. despite the fact that score music has adopted a looser form in order to better adapt to film accompaniment. bringing it closer to electronic music which attempts to contradict form or shed it altogether. fluxion felt the need to bring these two musical forms into dialogue with each other. lending structure to electronic and deconstructing score music to create a malleable and expressive hybrid. the albums production took two years from its original conception for the subliminal story to unfold into the completed product. fluxion wanted to say as much as possible through the music. leaving the visuals as a blank canvas for the listener to create their own story. in the end. the goal is to give each member of the audience a unique audiovisual experience based on their own perception and interpretation.
support from: ben ufo (hessle). oli_n (phonica). ander b (robsoul). eltron john (uncanny valley). simon caldwell (fbi radio). herzel (hivern disc). nori (posivision). sascha funke. nathan g. dmitry (neo violence) acid influenced many of us. in fact. for a huge proportion of us. acid kicked off this sweaty. painful. yet incredibly fulfilling journey. the 2 originals by dircsen utilize the 303 in different ways - the opener ‘beyond collapsing silence’ sounds like an instant acid house classic with its energetic drums & dreamy atmosphere. whilst ‘depth scan’ slows it down. focusing more on hypnosis. rounding off the 3-track ep is an idiosyncratic remix of ‘depth scan’ by l.i.e.s. legend. florian kupfer. a dubbed out original gets well and truly saturated.
a longtime staple of the infamous hague scene. dj overdose returns to l.i.e.s. with what may be his heaviest release to date. razor sharp top notch production is the name of the game on this four tracker which sees overdose move from relentless broken beat electro on the a-side to the more wave influenced cuts on the b-side s. dark spectre echo and strompel. overdose proves once again he is and always has been one of the major forces in the electro world since the early-90s consistently refining his sound and pushing it to new territories. essential!
one half of the kwc 92 (who has previously delivered two top notch lps for l.i.e.s.). swedish producer max stenerudh aka maxxx bass steps forward with a 9 track solo effort titled gone fishing. right off the bat we hear stenerudh immersing himself in a world of chilled out and narrative fm electronic explorations that call to mind places past. the untitled tracks leave it to the listerner to create a story on their own. as voice pads. hand drums and dare we say pan flutes push and pull their way through the album creating dreamlike textures and otherwordly escapes. ideal music to fall into a late afternoon summer siesta to. lp comes come with full color 22cmx28cm color poster and download card
this is the debut release on noir music from brazilian k.a.l.i.l. we have been working quite some time to perfect this first release from him on the label and give it the edge needed to stand out. after tons of road-testing and going back and forth with production ideas i am now happy to have 2 perfect tracks ready from k.a.l.i.l. that really showcase his super solid techno sound and production flair. “involved” (co-produced with any mello) is a quite simple trip with any’s spoken word in center of industrial elements wobling it and out. this track works really well in the clubs because of its on point minimalism. the high intensity stacatto synths and the catchy vocal line from any. it’s not easy to do big tracks without big basslines – but that’s what k.a.l.i.l. and any mello truely achieved with this one. “revolved” is a track i signed already last year and since then k.a.l.i.l. has been perfecting everything about the track from small details to bigger arrangement improvements. this track has that big bassline that sits right in your face. it also has the right build for those peaktime moments in the clubs. i have been playing “revolved” a lot over the past months and people go crazy for those big bass drops. we are honored to have another great producer join the noir music family and proud to have another belter of a release ready for you.
tivoli trax started as a multiplex series paying tribute to local artists connected to kongs mantra night club. while it was based in copenhagens tivoli gardens. the first 1996 ep was followed in 97 by vol. 2 and finally by a 12 track cd compilation in 98. in 2018 we are bringing back this iconic tribute to amazing copenhagen based producers with tivoli trax vol. 3!
timothy j fairplay with the first release on nyc label body works. 4 tracks of electro madness with influences ranging from new wave. italo. gigolo/ebm. chicago (acid house & early industrial) & 1890s haunted brothel vibes.
berlin duo local suicide and mexican producer mijo join forces to deliver two stunning original works for the latest installment of roam recordings. edo kai tora is a uptempo main time jam with a nice vocal weaved through driving electronic stylings. ganz falsch has an electro boogie feel with cosmic synths and a fun vocal rhythmically tying it all together.
supporting the ep are two excellent remixes from renowned artists sascha funke and simple symmetry. sascha funke s elegantly dark version creeps in with a hypnotic and captivating energy while simple symmetry moves into party mode with pop sensible guitars and heavy wonkiness perfect for picking up the vibe at any party.
all four tracks are standouts on their own and together form an outstanding versatile ep and excellent addition to the roam recordings catalogue.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year. dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album. decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful. dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction. leonel castillo. & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
orlando voorn comes through with a hi-tech soul future classic. original mix is a prince-in-detroit tinged electro floor filler. two remixes from gary gritness one a full-on assault of west coast electro funk and a djax-inspired cut of speaker-busting bonus beats. hidden away on b2 is an otherworldly. dub techno masterpiece. reworked by cv313.
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...!
john digweed s long standing live in series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling. minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler. out via bedrock. captures elements from across digweed s set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl three see s tracks from renato cohen. edit select. jimmy van m & juan hansen and pascal feos.
pleasure zone proudly presents sakro! his success shows constantly up to the stars so maybe -voyager1- is the right title to discribe sakro s career. he released on some of the most important imprints of our time. pleasure zone is happy to announce also a follow up after summer called -voyager2-. stay tuned!
the second in the skins whitelabel series delivers yet more carefully crafted dub techno for the dancefloor. opener ‘sahara sky’ begins with menacing low-end atmospherics. with slowly evolving pads and chords forming an assured groove punctuated by dreamy synth lines. ‘eve’ is similarly groove-based. with its relentless forward momentum kept in check by a wistful descending chord sequence. in both. skins lends the spaciousness synonymous with dub techno a club-focused kineticism. creating versatile tracks that allow djs to transform the vibe. whether building up or winding down. the record also features two synth tools: an energetic acid/dub fusion and a stripped-back polymetric chord jam. offering myriad possibilities for textural play and keeping listeners guessing
full cover artwork. lovely the mole debut on meander. sun-infused. jacking and swinging house cuts with a very intuitive flow. in the past few years the canadian born. berlin based producer released a string of exceptional releases for labels like slices of life. perlon. musique risquee. wagon repair and his own maybe tomorrow. includes a remix from romanian genre-bending project amorf (vlad caia. mischa blanos and cristi cons). in 2017 amorf released their acclaimed debut album on understand. the label from cezar lazar
eddie fowlkes is one of detroits finest. still working doggedly to push his own distinct spin on the motor city sound. hes taking no prisoners on this latest 12inch on his own detroit wax label. bringing a tough and righteous rhythm to the foreground on give it up for my dj with some of those head spinning melodic flourishes that are his trademark. love works is a crooked groover that piles the bass on generously and keeps the swing up high if this one doesnt get bodies jerking then nothing will. no-one does it quite like fowlkes. and hes on impeccable form here.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (NINA KRAVIZ / ANASTASIA KRISTENSEN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK01.08.18
special request joins forces with nina kraviz and anastasia kristensen. shattering the doors of perception over a four-track ep. through the looking glass drops july 20th on houndstooth. on the a side. nina kraviz provides two interpretations of curtain twitcher. alice was here remix takes the intensity of the original and boils it into a 4/4 spin of frenzied basslines and distorted acoustics. punctuated by her languid reading of the mad hatter. for the samba version. syncopated polyrhythms take charge of a fragmented melody. opening the aa side. looking glass lures you down the rabbit hole with mysterious bleeps. only to reveal a whirlwind of stormy breaks and junglist percussion. closing off the trip. anastasia kristensens remix of tiresias marches its way through a field of swollen bass and glitchy percussion.
tabernacle aren t as known for their reissue work. but here they ve made an exception to shine a light on a truly astounding hidden gem lost in the dry ice haze of the early 90s. phuture classical appendix a originally came out on cassette in 1992 on drome tapes in the netherlands. showcasing a low key selection of artists exploring the limits of deep. dark techno and house. now spread across three 12inch releases. these treasured curios now get the widespread release they deserve. leading in with the haunting self-titled track from paradize disowned before the gritty techno throb of gee lee by dj zero one. considered in their execution and immensely evocative of the underbelly of early rave culture. these releases are ones that discerning old-skool heads will not want to miss.
ambien baby is an emergent project from the increasingly prolific d. tiffany and dan rincon. both luminaries of the vancouver scene. after a first official appearance on normals welcome last year. the pair are back with some deft and delightful adventures through rugged breaks. playful synth touches and a healthy dose of 90s attitude. somehow these ingredients are deployed with that distinctive laid back west coast vibe that makes for such compelling listening as well as potent dancefloor weapons - take nada (live at sweep up) as a case in point. rolling breaks and nasty acid lines there may be. but the mood still has a heads down quality to it that just gets under your skin.
from playing acid house at the legendary haçienda to residencies at a number of the world’s super clubs and a grammy nomination. sasha s career trajectory is pretty much unparalleled. his contribution to electronic music in the 90s is synonymous with the rise of progressive house. as a producer. his vast discography includes a number of studio albums. remixes for madonna and the chemical brothers and soundtracks for computer games. whilst a long list of acclaimed mixes are heralded by many as some of the greatest of all time. as well as his work as a highly visible public figure. he has an extensive history of mentoring other artists behind the scenes. running his own management agency and a studio in new york whilst introducing a wealth of acclaimed artists via his last night on earth imprint. here. across 4 plates of vinyl. all but 4 of the 20 tracks on sasha s fabric 99 mix are available in their full-length glory. featuring his own exclusive track smoke monk (fabric mix). his moog-apella edit of george fitzgerald s echo forgets. and his fabric1999 remix of baile - amae feat. felicia douglass.
vinyl box-set limited to 500 copies + includes the compilation on cd - cocoon recordings presents: r! includes a set of 6x12 inch exclusive fluorescent vinyl records which glow in the dark and create a * magical * effect while played in club.
remastered reissue of whitneys recording originally released on tape cassette in 1983. produced and engineered by walter whitney from april 1982 to august 1983 at subterranean sound studios. accompanied by carl weingarten and david udell s guitar magic sounds.
fernando sanz has been steadfastly dedicated to the craft of beats and breaks since he was a young sprout of 14 years in the sun baked southern spanish port city of algeciras. under the imprint orbe records. sanz has cultivated his own thriving techno community as artist and label head. since 2014 orbe records has been lashing the block rocking techno of sanz’s comrades eduardo de la calle and steve stoll. but mostly of sanz’s own prolific moniker. orbe. as dj and producer orbe keeps the mood surreal and dreamy while deploying understated drum machine patterns to hammer the platonic solids that keep his beloved community in tact. his forthcoming 3-track “hohenheim” ep for the barcelona label. lone romantic. keeps the orbe buzz rolling. “hohenheim” kicks the record into motion with the resounding thuds of a multilayered big-room kick while bright synths and sharp edged sci-fi machinery climb the walls in obscure and narcotic patterns. “shimano’s tribute” is a study in the fundaments of techno that lull the listener with an extended 4x4 intro into a state of high mental absorption. just in time to drop the centre piece of the track. an eloquently ovular stutter sliced percussion sample. “edelweiss” sets the record on a outward course for somewhere between the hypnotic dance floor bliss of a pre-dawn sunday morning and the impending angst beholden to glimpsing the dystopian sprawl of civilisation when flying out monday morning.