vienna based meat recordings is back on vinyl with another compilation showcasing the labels diverse approach towards techno music. the four-tracker features tunes by gerald vdh. specific objects. matt mor & chris klein as well as bort. which range from boomy big room techno to old school acid bangers.
rekids special record store release features two extraordinary dj koze re-edits of two recent radio slave tracks. from his recent feel the same album. seriously hot and a must for all radio slave and koze fans.
selections from the acid attacks tape with an exclusive vinyl only track. jamal moss has cultivated an unmistakable sonic vocabulary. genre signifiers are contorted into perplexing polyrhythms of perpetual dynamism and velocity. the chirps and squelches of acid heritage are subverted and lunged into new zones without sacrificing spirit. this is another essential statement from an impossibly unique and uncompromising talent. tadd mullinix (jtc/dabrye). november 2017
patrice bäumel returns to afterlife with two instantly-recognizable. cosmic excursions arranged for big room impact. building on the far-and-wide success of glutes last year. bäumel delivers another singular take on the afterlife sound.
acid pauli and nico stojans ouïe label acts as home for left-of-centre music from disparate sources - somehow connected by a thread of hedonism with a melancholic edge. welcoming kerela dust to the imprint. this four tracker showcases the different dance floor shades the label always reaches. kerala dust are a london based trio that owe as much to tom waits as they do to four tet or dj koze. but somehow tread a fascinating line between genres and moods. mixing jazz. indie and the sharper end of the club sound. francescas frames is the perfect introduction to their vibe. ‘maria is augmented with a thick. mid tempo kick and sparse. effective percussion. the clever vocals provide the topping - showcasing the bands pop writing prowess. the track will appear as a single release on 6th aprila accompanied by a music video. acid pauli and nico stojans remix picks up the pace a little. while dubbing out the elements into deep. late night dance exploration. ‘nyla brings a new vibe. deep. pulsing synths and a bubbling baseline accompany the crisp. compressed rhythm track before eds iconic croon arrives to take the track to a new level.
ludgate returns to west end communications with a high energy. maximum impakt. club record. ranging from fast paced techno to distorted electro. showcasing a diverse pallet with a more ambient cut to finish. all round 12/10.
kris baha is fast becoming one of the most essential operators in the deviant disco underbelly of berlin s scene. despite having landed in the city relatively recently. baha s credentials with labels like power station and parties in melbourne are all that you need to know. and now this release on the ever mighty cocktail d amore seals the deal. baha has never sounded more confident. pinging deviant synths around nasty drum bite and channeling the gods of industrial darkness to make some rugged body music for the darker kind of dancefloor. the experimental. non-party tracks are just as wild. dealing in all manner of uncompromising noise to further bahas journey to the upper realms of sonic mud slingers
the fourth instalment on dgtl records is an ep by satori. who delivers a record with three tracks that all bear his signature sound. this will be the first ep he releases after maktub. his well-received album on crosstown rebels. compared to the album. the ep is more dance floor orientated and thus right in time for the summer festival season.
exceptional return of l/f/d/m aka love’s flacid disco muscle on midnight shift. with a remix by nick dunton of 65d mavericks. resurfacing under his latest moniker d-56m. abrasive acidic trax from the edge.
contort yourself continues to explore the crossover between decrepit 80s industrial and the modern artists drawing inspiration from those heady. experimental times. and the results are as thrilling as ever. haydees no gouvernance is a brutal charge of drums and distorted yelps. while 1983 jam de omnibus dubitandum by hunting lodge fuses layers of distortion and proto acid with live bass and brittle drums. catriel lays out a sinister but seductive message on nbdymksmefeellowlikeudo. giant swan bring their raucous avant-techno styles to dare and then gotshell remix hunting lodge into a thunderous industrial techno charge.
oddmann recordings is a new london based label run by half baked s greg brockmann and production partner odd soul under their oddmann alias. having already forged their own very unique minimal techno sound. here they bring a superb three tracker with tunes aimed squarely at the dance floor. both at peak time and also those creepy dark after-hours moments
ferdinando apicella a.k.a. singular anomalies was born in naples. he has his first approach with the music when at the age of 10 his father gave him his first piano keyboard. in 1994 he listened to for the first time to a techno tape from derrick may. he had directly a big passion for techno detroit. so he started playing with his first vinyls. knowing labels as metroplex. underground resistance. transmat. axis. m-plant. and following djproducers like jeff mills. robert hood. kenny larkin. mike banks. for a period of time. he abandoned the techno scene to learn some jazz music. but after some years. obsessed by the techno music. he started studying seriously electronic music production. obtaining the degree of sound engineer and sound designer.
black repress! bristol based new artist el choop opens the edition with pulsating chords and synths in his track unknown landscape. italian producer hydergine takes you on a psychedelic mind trip with his energetic deep techno track blue state of mind. the flip side starts with etui records label head insect o. with his dirty chords and wired echoes he is telling you the mystic story about the ancient architects. and finally monomood returns to the label and proves his musically diversity. a mellow brass and a deep bass will give you goosebumps when dancing on the afterhour or just sitting in a smokey jazz bar. the artwork is done by graphic designer and musician daniel madlung aka dandytracks. its based on a photo of the sea of sand at indonesia s mt. bromo volcano. taken by insect o.
picture: undercatt klingt wie eine herrliche clubnacht. die scheibe umwirbt dich mit ihrem warmen und melodischen deep house-vibe. steigert das tempo schrittweise in einem crescendo. bis es in hartem techno mündet. nach dem peak verabschiedet sie sich von dir mit einem melancholisch-süssen good-bye.
sounds benefit records proudly presents the first ep by lateral line. a frankfurt-based duo consisting of lukas bielke and chris geschwindner. following their first appearance together on project london. the two german guys are back with three warm and classy tracks. with an additional remix by ekloís label head seuil.
you seek shelter in the dreams that would break your life if they were real. and because you cannot live your dreams. you dream of me. make me your phantasy. at some point. you will seek shelter back in reality because you cannot stand your dreams. and what you dreamt of last night will be todays bitter reality. i am real and i can stand it.
blackstyle is meant to create this image of the berlin fetich underworld. scenes in berghain. of decadence but also one of independence. of liberation from social standards. entering into another mode of existence. the edition of 300 copies are silkscreened and individually hand numbered. silkscreened at atelier 30. quai notre-dame
berlins own steffen linck. a multi-instrumentalist known as monolink. announces his debut album amniotic. due april 20th via embassy of music subsidy embassy one. it is the experiential nature of monolink’s music that defies the muddy definition of modern live electronic music. armed with a singular blend of berlin underground culture with the pop-leaning sensibility of american electronica. steffen transports listeners into his own realm of sonic exploration. the music is pillared by emotive guitar tones. analog synth stabs and. for the first time. his own vocals acting as a singular point of departure for this budding talent. amniotic stands as monolinks first complete body of work. following his 2017 ep burning sun via sol selectas. and the end. a collaborative record with acid pauli in 2015.
following his work with swedish label comorbid records. stockholm native bård ericson aka boerd has signed with anjunadeep to release his latest mini-album. ‘static’. an accomplished musician. bård’s boerd project aims to reflect his own personal emotions and atmosphere. with a deft and delicate approach to composition. his music draws you in whilst shutting out the outside world. cutting his teeth from age 15 in the world of chiptune (composing via the means of 16-bit videogame consoles). bård quickly developed a taste for creating abstract music. and after a handful of eps and live shows across europe. he transitioned focus towards music that he felt better expressed his own place in the world. enter ‘boerd’. with influences ranging from burial. bibio and even aphex twin. the 26-year-old has developed a style that pushes the boundaries of atmospheric electronica with stunning attention to detail. building his sound from samples he records himself. ericson conjures a euphoric mix of subtle soundscapes that simultaneously breathe and play in awe.
joris biesmans tve imprint returns for its third installment. this time featuring it’s eponymous founder front. center and recording under his own name. led by a forward-thinking electro remix from the ever-versatile man power. its another firm display of synth-led versatility. brimming with confidence and charisma. angry baby is an irresistible pressure-pot of stomping house. as playful as it’s name and as demanding as its imaginary infant protagonist. with a truly hypnotic. elastic breakdown proving irresistible in a club context man powers aforementioned remix is less loopy. more analog. with his well-tooled production technique pushing the records texture into altogether more cosmic and overwhelming territory. led by wailing synthesis. back to biesmans for b2. and a more acidic. almost unnerving vision unfolds throughout connecting the dots which does just that. linking futurist. michigan influences with a more floor-focused. european aesthetic.
repress 2018 . beautifully designed 2lp + mp3 download included when recondite. aka lorenz brunner. emerged with his debut lp for acid test (2012s on acid). we were still learning about the german producers inward- looking dance floor sound. a few years later. his sinewy jams have proved near universal like an underground zelig. hes fit perfectly everywhere from rødhåds dystopian to ghostly international and innervisions. acid test also allows recondite the chance to indulge his more outré tendencies and a welcomed return it is.
soul of hexs vicario musique is making a comeback in 2018. with cedillos most personal ep to date. the main track tetro is a futurist. simple but effective track dragging influences of the highest order on chicago. berlin and detroit. shadow aspect moves into a darker perspective combining analog and modular synthesis and clever drum breaks. on the bright side of the ep. sun compass a collaboration with his brother anttares is reminiscent of a paradise/balearic inspired track showing cedillo brothers versatile style. to finish the ep. the melancholic there are no words is a dedication to the memory of cedillos grandfather. tetro has been already being championed live on soul of hexs live boiler room session. and at tim sweeneys beats in space mix by zombies in miami.
tresor records is proud to announce a new commission. bringing together two of its most time-honored contributors. berlin’s thomas fehlmann and detroit’s terrence dixon came together in detroit to produce this expressive album. an avant-premiere live performance of this album was presented at tresor’s annual detroit showcase in may 2017. composed of six titles and exploring a wide range of rhythms and emotions. “we take it from here” is a celebration of resilience. patience. creativity and devotion.
tokyo based dj/producer tsuyoshi ogawa presents -seven samurai-. this vinyl-only label has been founded in 2018 and it is operating in tokyo. japan. it pays tribute to the japanese legendary movie director -akira kurosawa-. therefore. the name of the label comes from his film -seven samurai- and the tracks on the vinyl have been recorded using sound effects from the original movie s scenes. -seven samurai 001- is the memorable first ep produced by tsuyoshi ogawa. the 1st track. -seven samurai-. was recorded using the voice sample from the movie -seven samurai- by akira kurosawa: -everything s riding on this battle!-. which brings us a sign of the start of the samurai battle. here. the 2nd track -shadow enemy-. expresses the fear and tension of invisible enemies. whereas the 3rd track -kannon soleil- leads to the end of the battle by buddha who comes from the sky. this ep is dedicated to kurosawa as a new spiritual soundtrack for seven samurai.
LO9VE EP (FULLCOVER EDITION / VINYL ONLY / 180G VINYL / COLORED)
12" Vinyl D19.04.18
fullcover edition - very limited reissue of some of the best swayzak tunes ever
- colored 180 gramm pressing
- unique prinited innersleeve
- written and produced by david brown and james taylor
the mysterious scaarlet is back with a vapourous ep lurking into light and darkness. not good opens the a side with a desperate electronica mood. feel the tension until drums propel you into apocalypse. um pushes you slowly toward the dancefloor. syncopated breakbeats. cut up grooves and a wavy bassline thrive you to embrace the cinematic ambiance. essai nouvo is not just a deep atmospheric broken techno sound. its an awaited glide into nothingness. all tracks mastered by pole at scape mastering in berlin.
hiroshi watanabe does not hold back on threshold of eternity ep. the leonids strings is a deeply emotional and delicate string arrangement that leaves the listener beauty struck and in awe. into the memory is a dance floor banger which holds true to watanabe s exquisite skill as a techno producer. the release contains a beautiful balance between groove and beauty which is rarely present in a techno record. the cover photography is a photo by watanabe himself of his hometown tokyo.
coming off transmission. death in vegas’s critically acclaimed 6th album which saw the band collaborating with sasha grey. are three unique remixes by silent servant and rudolf klorzeiger.
silent servant delivers two stunning mixes of you disco i freak. in his first remix he elevates the discordant melody in you disco i freak and adds a sense of menace with a new sequence. taking the track in a more sinister direction. with his second version. he takes the heat up a notch with a brutal workout synonymous with his signature abrasive sound.
synthonia is an electronic ambient album released only with analog synths (roland system 100. roland tb 303. roland jx 3p. korg polysix. korg ms 10. korg ms 20. yamaha cs 15. kawai 100f. teisco 100f) which refers to tangerine dream. jean michel jarre. klaus shulze and “the berlin shool” and john carpenter.
here appear is an invocation. a salutation. and a celebration — of past and perfect lives. forgotten and remembered. exchanged and borrowed. eve essex’s solo debut is a multi-instrumental fea(s)t combining synthesizer. drum machine. alto saxophone. piccolo. electric organ/harpsichord. harmonica. slide whistle. bells. guitar pedals. and voice— composed. arranged. and performed by essex herself. what began as an improv set at berlin’s harlekin bar. developed over the past two years into a complete body of work evoking multiple time periods. genres. characters. and sonic landscapes.
- what you can see. from here to the right. to the left. until the very end grew from the ashes. we had nothing. we came with empty hands. nothing to lose and this is what we got. - the man with the grey bear was announcing with humid eyes and pale inland when suddenly the younger one who was missing appears. - welcome my son. -the man with grey hair continues- as we were saying: all this was fire.
rave or die celebrates its tenth outputs to date since 2012 with a 100% frenchie split release! dj & producer i hate models (artscore. voitax. monnomblack) invests a side with irresistible “requiem of desolation”. a blessing dancefloor mash up of untouchable acid trance flights and old school sororities . very different from what we used to hear from this infamous and longtime techno activist. this is what we call “modern rave”. on the flipside. rod mastermind umwelt unleashes bass and acidic tones on killing “requiem of haunted warehouse”. haunting horrific melodies enhanced by hammering kicks turn the track into a monster dancefloor track. warning rave anthem
the word ‘rave’ became sort of a metaphor. but back in the days. it was the name for the revolution. not less than that. warehouse memories was born to give a direction to that revolution. this is rave 002. forward strategy group join the warehouse side of arts with a brilliant debut. 4 cuts that gives an extra luxury level to your mixes.
pablos eye is the science of studio pressure. when engineer becomes artist. appropriating left and right as well as front and back. pablos eye uses the mixing desk to examine and exhaust the possibilities of moments. pablos eye is a record of that examination and exhaustion. but it is also a record of its own inner space. by means of depth placement. psychoacoustics and spatial fug. pablo’s eye is experienced in the deeper reaches of the body. bypassing the conscious part of the mind entirely. . pablos eye is the turning of recorded music inside out to show its seams. it interrogates a song. stripping down the body of the song to reveal its bones. pablo’s eye is in the interstices of music. it plugs the gaps. fills the holes. pablo’s eye seeks out the concealed mechanisms. it is a songs hidden agenda. for this compilation. it was decided to present the softer air-beatings of pablos eye. more than anything. pablos eye is a temporary atmosphere. like a taste or a dream.
we are very happy to announce the fourth instalment of secrete society with the mental piece of music filled with dark atmospheres ideal to take you to the next dimension on the dancefloor.
rene provides tracks with obscure melodies full of feelings and ambient soundscapes. reminiscent of movie track called drums & kora. on the flipside we are proud to have a legend on the remix duties. jichael mackson provides his first remix after 11 years filled with his unique strong basslines giving a alternate dark & spacey version of rene’s original.
ambient track called aja closes the ep with satellite sounds behind modular signals.
haiku’s raw waxes label is delighted to welcome the famously unconventional stanislav tolkachev with a new track ep of experimental techno and idm sounds. entitled champions breakfast and with brilliant artwork from german benedikt rugar. the releases features six cuts. one of which is a previously digital-only track landing here on vinyl for the very first time.
clash lion is a mix of three personalities shall ocin. terr and daniel watts. three artists with different musical backgrounds merging forces to create a truly eclectic and open-minded label. after the success of their first release from maetrik firmly putting this label in the spotlight. it was followed by releases from shall ocin and daniel watts. anna who started 2018 with the acclaimed‘hidden beauties ep on kompakt now comes back with a 3 track ep for clash lion. her debut on the label kicks off with suzi in transe. a roaring synth work drives this track into the deep and dark realms of techno. but with an acid element thrown in for good measure. ethereal yet brooding. impression is a track that grows and grows. its classical piano stab perfectly blends into the mix. keeping its dancefloor ready pace right to the end. 80s flare. break beat focused rhythms and an explosive synth riff. into the void is the most futuristic offbeat techno piece we have heard from anna. and makes for a standout new release with three varied and texturally interesting tracks.
jonah sharp & dj spun pair up as the loose control band to drop a punk-inspired single on rekids with remixes from label founder radio slave and shut boss ryan james ford. having released a large body of work as spacetime continuum (astralwerks) or alongside david moufang as reagenz (workshop). not to mention significant collaborations with the likes of terence mckenna. haruomi hosono and bill laswell. jonah sharp is unquestionably a highly respected producer. his seminal label reflective played an important role in the experimental ambient and techno scene during the ‘90s. whilst as a remixer he’s worked with music by nine inch nails. meat beat manifesto and matthew herbert. meanwhile. jason drummond has long been a commanding force within new yorks electronic music scene. such as running his prestigious warm up music series or his all night rong parties with regulars like dj harvey. hes also been djing and producing as dj spun for two decades. appearing on golf channel recordings as well as his own illustrious imprint rong music. which used to release music collaboratively with dfa. i dont understand sees a raw and uncompromising side to both artists as they layer a cacophony of murky bass. twisted melodies and mind-bending bleeps whilst drummonds turbulent vocals bellow throughout the mix. staying faithful to the original. radio slaves remix incorporates a heady rhythm with its rolling beat as screeching effects join a moody bassline. moving into techno territory. ryan james fords akihabara remix features rattling percussion and crystalline synths whilst his hope remix is built on an intricate drum sequence as soaring pads and echoing keys contrast with the originals piercing vocal.
r&s newcomer karim sahraoui delivers an ep of deep. emotive techno that draws on the rich legacy of detroit while staying relevant for the modern era. sahraoui is a globetrotting seeker of musical truth spending time in malaysia. italy and spain as well as his native france. he recorded in the early 2000s to some acclaim as djinxx. releasing prolifically for delsin. cocoon. f-com bedrock. and ovum amongst others. in 2009 he took a couple of years out from the industry. travelling to malaysia to find himself. in 2011 a chance meeting reconnected sahraoui with derrick may. who he originally met in the late 90s. may was reactivating transmat and persuaded karim to let him release his music. but on the condition it be under his own name. the resulting pair of eternal life eps in 2014 and 2016 marked his rich return to form glorious melodic. contemplative techno in the classic motor city mode. his plenitude ep for r&s builds on similar positive themes - from the percolating arpeggios and mystic melodies of spy of the desert. to the anthemic jazzy techo paen of born again or the aching symphonic build of before the 2nd coming its clear that after decades in the business sahraouis talent is only growing rather than diminishing. i wanted to give it more spirituality. musicality and roots with the choice of the sounds. going back in the past and transcribe everything with visionary fusions. sahraoui explains.
french label bright sounds welcomes prolific dutch artist boris bunnik for a new ep under his most celebrated alias. conforce. the regular delsin artist saves this project for his more dance floor driven work and that is the case across all four of the atmospheric tracks here.
one copy per customer! top cat is the next chapter in gene on earth s story. hurdling down a jet black road. the sun s rays bounce blindingly off the pavement when a chance encounter stops gene dead in his tracks. though it lasts only a second. not even long enough to say a word. he knows it s meaning. a sharp left turn is his only choice.
guber releases his first ep on paris based label beat x changers at the intersection of ambiant and mental uk bass music. the whole project is held by alternation of slope / release of sub-frequency and obsessional loop that dye each tracks. anisotropic expression is a first work that could be seen here as an draft representation of the behavior of surrounding matter. non musical influences therefore are brought here by the the study of properties of materials expressed in a musical statement. raw obsessional patterns. evolving and rolling out over the headroom could be seen as the emulation of many deformation models. shaping of stereo and arrangement have been handled with the help of the sound engineer & producer x_1 leading to home or club-listening experience as well. guber is been into music by listening & playing some music of the 70 s and trash-metal that drove him straight to uk bass music. since there he is only focusing on spontaneous creation showing faithfull perception of thoughts. leading to a higher level of singularity.
involve records continues delivering some of the most exciting techno tunes. this time. label boss regal presents his first collaboration with one of belgiums most aclaimed talents. amelie lens. two original tracks and two remixes from the next generation of techno titans. four cuts that shape an ep that is about to became an instant dancefloor killer.
magnetik north is live drum electronics. drum performances are fed through processors. samplers and sequencers to produce layers of rhythmic patterns that interact with each other. other instruments are melted into different textures so that only the harmonic content remains. this is a new project from ian tregoning. engineer and producer for artists as diverse as yello and fela kuti. now working with jaki liebezeit. the legendary drummer from can. to add his endless evolving rhythms. jaki s in a world of his own as he balances technical brilliance with subtle restraint. recording started in the summer 2006 in an old jazz studio in the south of kö....ln. jaki arrived with a minimal drum kit including customised cymbals. a snare and a huge gretsch floor-tom from the can days. all of jaki s performances are complete takes with no drop-ins. loops or edits. the backing tracks for evolver were recorded without using key changes. each song features one key which is held continuously while other instruments and effects are blended with the key. drums (also tuned to the same key) were added last which is another unusual technique. as jaki says they re often overlooked as tuned instruments in their own right . the finished results are a minimal blend of industrial and classical. like listening to a raga in an earthquake.
after kicking off the year with releases by wheelman and general ludd. were very pleased to announce that naum gabo completes our recent trilogy of releases from glasgow based artists. alongside ivan smagghe. its no secret that optimo have been a huge influence around these parts and having released ivans smagghe & cross project on belters last year. its a huge honour to work with naum gabo - the production partnership of jonnie wilkes (jg wikes of optimo) and james savage (mastering engineer for optimo music). fittingly enough. naum gabo played live at the first ever optimo related parties we attended at the sub club back in 2005 and jonnies influential and supportive presence has been felt over the years as we started to become more involved in the glasgow scene and as the label developed. so it didnt require much thought to do this release before we had even heard these new naum gabo tracks they are absolute slammers of the highest order! really big release. bringing to our minds the likes of errorsmith. belters is a new club-focussed label brought to you by huntleys + palmers.
caibu is paul rose’s first album as scb. the album builds on material from the below the line. old media new society. and engineered morality eps which explored a fictional narrative in which a hypothetical timeline is corrupted by a climate-related disaster. the title of the album itself refers to an imagined surgical procedure where cognitive ability is augmented through transplant from one brain to another. as such. caibu invites the listener to forge their own ideas on the development of society in the context of crisis.
xor gate is the brainchild of heinrich mueller. one half of drexciya and dopplereffekt.
silver colour print sleeve.
in linguistic or electronic logic. the xor gate designates a device. digital or grammatical. which outputs a value only when two di ering inputs are fed into it. this can be summed up with the formula “one or the other but not neither. nor both.” a conic section is a shape created as a plane intersects a cone. this can result in di erent figures such as a circle. an ellipse. a parabola or a hyperbola. conic sections is here composed of eight themes. or shapes. over which waveform and synthesis entirely merge with human emotions. the line is blurred. these eight themes are intertwined. forming one long musical string. the line is forever blurred. conic sections was commissioned by artcenter south florida in miami. for the an image exhibit
next cocoon floor bomb! cocoon recordings is back with a bang after the winter break. cranking up the pressure once again. what s more. we re seriously pleased that we ve managed to land johannes volk for the new season. johannes has been making us smile with his productions for more than 12 years and considering his 2006 debut appeared on jeff mills axis label. it s easy to guess which direction his cocoon release is going. there are no dreamy minimal sounds or deep house trips this time round. instead you ll find headstrong techno pumping out of the speakers. tears & walls drives forward relentlessly with its meaty kick and metallic open hi-hats setting the pace. energetic and demanding throughout. johannes volk certainly takes no prisoners! -a little story about time and space- follows in its footsteps although the mood here is notably more detroit. taking us back to productions on cult labels like red planet. metroplex or the axis records sound. volk layers the track with more prominent harmonies and hypnotic arpeggios. giving it a subtle yet highly effective trance touch. the warm analog strings in the middle section underline this emotional impact and make a little story about time and space a guaranteed sunrise song for the upcoming spring and summer season. heartwarming and dance floor friendly in equal measures!
2018 repress >>> delsins considered re-issue and re-release arm follows up on eps from claro intelecto and son.sine with a trip back to an early uk techno heyday. the man behind the two tracks getting attention is in sync aka lee purkis. generally regarded as someone who played a key role in the development of house and techno in england not just because of his dj sets - purkis would travel to the us to buy records no one else had - but so too for his productions
limited pressing of 1000 copies on clear double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included. ryan lee west aka rival consoles presents his expressive new album ‘persona’. set for release via erased tapes. the title ‘persona’ was inspired by ingmar bergman’s film of the same name. specifically a shot in the opening credits of a child reaching out to touch a woman’s face on a screen. which is shifting between one face and another. this powerful image struck ryan and it inspired the album’s main theme — an exploration of the persona. the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us. the spaces in between. between states. people. light and dark. the inner persona and the outer persona.
2018 repress >>> back in march 2003 claro intelecto announced his arrival in the electronic world with his peace of mind ep on ai records. now. a decade later. delsin. the label on which he released his latest lp. is re-releasing it in all its glory.
vigram. a new viennese label. debuts with a strong three track ep by dan lodig. also known under his lok 44 moniker and as one half of /dl/ms/. dan s ms-45 ep features two hazy and playful original cuts on the fringe of techno and electro. pinn 487 builds tension with doomy sci-fi synths. welcome repetitions are broken up by frantic hi-hat patterns creating a dialogue. while watery acidlines support the beat. can t stop breaks with the four to the floor paradigm and delivers raunchy electro rhythms with intersecting acid lines topped by ethereal sounds for the curious minds. comes with a massive spesimen remix on the flip!! essential stuff..
naïf 008 opens a series of five eps that will be released around the release of the dj-mix-cd also named naif which has its release in april 2018 the first strike comes with two blinding techno tracks: running man is a contribution by the gentleman of techno steve bicknell. the other comes from the young swedish producer that goes by the name of kuf and who is part of the arsenik crew. besides that we find two compositions by phillip sollmann himself that show his abstract and experimental approach. while aliasing bells is a texture of sampled tibetan bells tag3 by his side-project autolyse is a jam on a light-sensor-controlled custom-made synth. perfect for layering on top of a mix. after more then three years of silence as a producer. efdemin aka phillip sollmann returns with a striking hybrid concept that merges the album format with the continuous dj mix format. presenting completely new material in a seamless manner. the cd-mix. named naif. officially reinstates his label of the same name and is a sprawling tour of inner space featuring 19 distinct tracks from fellow producers along with an additional ten that feature efdemin himself (either as soloist or collaborator). the release condenses his decade-long dj-ing journey and evolution as a producer into a single potent elixir of contemporary techno. naïf consists of completely unreleased material from both himself and valued collaborators. all of which will eventually manifest as ep releases: five on his own naïf label and two more on curle.
white vinyl in printed innersleeve + dl card. eagerly-anticipated debut album from the celebrated sound-architect jasper maekelberg. intelligent and adventurous psychedelic pop: a multicoloured fusion of sparkling percussion. crafting beats and tempting vocals.
limited edition double vinyl in gatefold sleeve. remastered high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tapes. rare 1979 recording of bernard baschet performing on his sound sculptures.
ACCIDENT IN PARADISE (KINK REMIX) / ROBOT (KOELSCH REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.04.18
2018 repress with black sleeve!
sven väth returns with two of his greatest classics. just in time for the 20th anniversary of the cocoon idea the club-culture pioneer presents two milestones of his first two solo albums accident in paradise (1992) and the harlequin. the robot and the ballet dancer (1994). kink is in charge for remix 1 and we all know how much the bulgarian fancys classic styled house and techno music which makes him the perfect person for the job.
london band tomaga are back with their fourth release under the hands in the dark banner: memory in vivo exposure. the 12inch ep consists of four original tracks and yet another new musical evolution for the duo. whilst they still use complex layering and harmonic polyrhythms in developing their original approach. this time the sonic tales they have shared are much more cinematic and dreamlike. these visions are locked up into emotionally charged loops to convey the sensation of a dream in which half remembered things become new zones of feeling.
the label say: ben loves terre loves robin is the second ep off premature. featuring works by terre thaemlitz (aka dj sprinkles). scanner. and a first from london based producer ben galyas. the ep builds upon a private archival project involving thaemlitz and scanner. terre loves robin brings deep solo recitals to intercepted telephone conversations (think leveson. just more intimate). galyas cloud version is heavy ambience. glitched piano and harpsichord. limited to 500 copies.
having established partisan with a bedrock of essential talent. anthea steps out with her debut ep. “smile” kicks off the ep with infectious techno. a healthy dose of acid. and funk induced drum programming. “everything is aok” plots a deeper. trippier course with intricate layers of synth and drum patterns to create a truly hypnotic mind and body workout. whilst “nrg for daze” presents the softer side of partisan. bringing gentle pads into the mix without losing the all-important acid undercurrent that makes for such powerful dance floor material. her “state of mind” ep is the perfect statement on where anthea is at on her artistic trajectory. as a producer. dj and label head.
MARIO (TOFU AKA FUMIYA TANAKA & THOMAS MELCHIOR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.04.18
vinyl only release! 2018 repress
galluzzi and schneider: two masters of their craft and two specialists for merging minimal techno with dark house vibes. this particular sound that is high on demand when the club crowd get lost in the middle of night. lost in music. lost in the hot air that makes their bodies sweat. lost in these disco lights that makes us all dazed & confused. this very special sound. based on hypnotic and minimal beats with every bass sound hitting your body and soul.
following on from releases on mary go black. novamute and sleaze. charlotte de witte continues her streak of stripped back techno on this latest ep for suara music. the heart of mine ep leads with the dark stomper this. a simple and very effective twisted workout. the title track heart of mine. is typical of her trademark style. pounding kicks. stark synths. and snatches of uplifting vocal. the ep closes with the lewis fautzi remix of this. its atmospheric and crunching sound rounds of this solid techno release.
the two versatile record labels banlieue and peur bleue are joining forces for a very special occasion: psyop. the outstanding debut album by watching airplanes. a production duo breaking through in 2018. psyop opens up an alternate reality where dance music is freed from the yoke of genre-based distinctions and is no longer tied to any dancefloor norms. by exploring different moods with smooth sailing and rough patches. psyop is an intense journey in the murky world of psychological mass conspiracy. this lp could very well be the soundtrack for an cutting-edge orwellian sci-fi movie or an imagined futuristic venue where music and dance of a new kind are performed. forward-thinking dance music from the future seems like the most accurate description for this album devoid of any tropes or nostalgia.
the new ep ‘breakers yard’ from british producer and seagrave label boss blood room. vaporizes some classic flavours on glowing hot charcoals. orchestra hits. wobbly synth stabs. mechanically cranking up and springing out. sparse snappy percussion. populates space with all the groove where it needs to be.
we are delighted to welcome egyptology to the hands in the dark family. the parisian duo. made up of stéphane laporte (domotic) and olivier lamm have been active since the late 90s in the french post-electronica/avant-pop scene. sur les autres mondes is inspired by a publication by french astronomer lucien rudaux (1937. larousse) in which he imagined the landscapes of other planets in our solar system through scientific descriptions. partly composed for a performance at the prestigious louvre museum in paris. the album is the band’s first full length output since 2012. and we can assure you that it has been worth the wait. their sharp ear for detail and the epic worlds evoked through the album make for an auditory voyage which is as graphic as the words inked by rudaux. the duo is bringing the 70s kosmiche genre back to life in a very fresh. bold way. offering a strong shot of pure analogue sound and a fantastic. melodic approach to synth-based ambient music.
argentinian veteran jorge savoretti has been djing for more than 20 years. and his first release for esperanza records traces back to 2005. in this time laps he has produced 2 albums. 20 eps and a great number of remixes. on labels such as raum musik. visionquest and ilian tape. his debut on cadenza is a crisp breeze of graceful music for dancing. side a starts point-blank with bou gei bouncing shuffle. driving bass line. lively cymbals. sparkling band-passed chords. summing-up jorge s true dedication to nightclubs and nightlife. with no reprieve. ruth suspicious pads lurk behind a funky swinging rhythm spruced up by a continuous surfacing of snare rolls and giggly stabs. on the b side. sensu dub explores without hesitation darker textures and resonances. leaving no concessions to leave the dancefloor. finally u-fonk #04.01 dives into sweating hotblooded late-time hours. with am hypnotising deep-toned coil. soaked of greasy riffs and gloomy fumes.
side a a long electro track from brz arranged with happy and positive elcetro vibes. brz is coming from the tekno scene and produced this track exclusive for umx side b starts with an offbeat electro track from paulus8 . this track takes you to another world. b2 is a dark vibed electro track from ocitin. this onwe will blow you of the dance floor
package with 2 (!) vinyl only remixes + manually stamped + download + a2 poster! kenneth scott finally making his debut on vakant. long overdue. such a great dj and repeated guest at vakant parties. phew. remixes by the exaltics. co-owner of acclaimed electro imprint solar one music. and evigt mörker of northern electronics fame. the exaltics & evigt mörker remix will only appear on the vinyl.
pets boot down the doors of 2018 with this generous five track version excursion. five of the label bosss most distinctive and decorated tracks from recent years get the treatment from five fittingly big names. this is how its going to go down… the one and only roman flügel takes the lead with a wonked-out trip down ‘basic colour theory lane. with a sly switch on the kicks and full emphasis on the alien encounter feels. his trippy take on ‘dont sets the perfect creative benchmark for whats to follow. dig deeper for a bumping. stripped back warm and jacking twist of ‘its happening by the currently unavoidable rutilance founder dj steaw while counter records pional breaks down their recent jolt of euphoria ‘rave history and rebuilds it into a slinkier. house affair. repurposing every spine-tingle and skin-ripple greg and voitek coded into the original. deeper again were treated to an exceptional twist of their green velvet collaboration ‘keep on as lawler injects a springy. molten momentum to the elements with a salubriously loopy machine funk feel. finally. for good measure. jonathan kasper wraps up their 2016 spiritual trip ‘elixir with a new sense of conga-riddled. bass-licked momentum. still reaching the highs when you least expect it to. the pay-off keeps giving and giving. a little like this whole ep
the resurgence of icelandic techno continues with the latest release on ae recordings. seeing bjarnar jonsson returning to his long standing ohm project alongside emergent talent kvadrant. the pair were last seen on kvadarant s kontakt label. and their production partnership is clearly still yielding quality. dubbed out techno in the finest scandinavian tradition. even if all the tracks are built with a steely techno focus to them. the synth work and sound design scattered throughout the tracks elevates this to a higher level. not least on the bubbling geisers of signal processing that course through the middle of grip.
hq sleeve with sticker detroit native mark flash aims to create music that moves and it does. mark flashs new release on elypsia records titled corktown ep is full of dynamic beats and melodies. that will awaken your senses and move you to the core.