keeping up the pace rolling nicely into our third release of 2018 we welcome onto etg yet more italian techno precision. this time from francesco profeti and pietro franchini aka hertz collision. responsible for a myriad of very stand out tracks such as “lost” and “all going” they have been remixed by the likes of kwartz and appeared on labels such as frozen border and dynamic reflection.
it’s been a pleasure putting the release together with the guys. receiving tracks and agreeing on artwork. as with every etg this release shows the full spectrum of their talent and their own individual take on techno. as ever it’s double a side. also special mention to programma 101 who features on track aa3.
re-release: released in 1993. the technology ep appeared on the start of a re-establishment of electro music and a beginning for the direct beat label. that would be a constant reminder of where to see aux88 material come to light. -technology- carried the aux88 brand onto radio. mainstream club and dance parties...become a sought after 12- by a band that proclaimed its sound as electro/techno . the techno bass mix is the original track. (now for the first time available) rhythm mix is a different animal on its own... within the track you can hear the growth of what would become the sound of emerging aliases in years to come and the use of distinct voices/vocals. with both versions from the original studio recordings in 1993. listeners will be treated to a major bonus point in the birth of the aux quadrant of projects to come. designed for a well-deserved space on the global dance floor.
aaja is a uk based cultural project encompassing a space. label and parties. not following too many fads or trends. aaja is an audible quest for deep and raw club rollers and late night neon tales. for aaja001 we’re pleased to gather 4 friends and artists in their own right for a diverse. inaugural 4-track various artists ep.
mint condition - a reissue label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes. classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago. detroit and new york to london and beyond. mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years!
REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS PT. III (4X12 COLOURED GOLD VINYL)
coloured 4x12" Vinyl D04.07.18
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here. as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
eli noble und jennifer skillman machten ihre ersten schritte in der musikindustrie als songwriter. rekrutiert vom kollektiv xenomania. wo sie texte für einige der weltgrößten popkünstler geschrieben haben. es dauerte nicht lange. bis sie ihre leidenschaft für elektronische musik entdeckten und ihr weg sie weg vom pop und hinein in die clubszene londons führte. wo sie sich schnell einen namen als djs machten. in den fünf jahren seit sie mit ihrer single -you re so high- auf den plan traten wurden eli & fur von pete tong. annie mac und danny howard von bbc radio 1 gefördert. mit ihren melodischen tech-house-sets. gespickt mit ihren eigenen vocals. haben sie sich auf ibiza. aber auch auf großen festivals wie coachella. tomorrowland und ultra miami einen namen gemacht. mit -night blooming jasmine- auf dem above & beyond label anjunabeats kehrt das britische duo zu ihren songwriting-wurzeln zurück und kombiniert vocals mit ihren charakteristischen gooves und raffinierten produktionen.
limited to 500 copies. this ep sees the german legends laying down some seriously danceable acid. laced with an undercurrent of techno. lights. camera. acid contains echoes of their seminal track acperience 1 . channelling the 303 vibe. whereas yo! bum rush the silver box ploughs a more electro furrow of acid. both grooves come in at over the 6 minute mark. mastered by curve pusher. artwork by g.s-l studio.
* after the feature -silent singer- on stonedwave007. the unique scottish producer chordata shows a huge range of variety on this debut ep. telling skillfully a story consisting of six chapters. what to expect: electro from scotland based on ancient myths as indicated by the cover artwork with a double raven and celtish knotwork. the ghosts are in the machine and they are spawn by classic 808 drumbeats which form the rhythm for the actors which tell their story in the shape of playful melodies. rave signals. robot vocals and acid lines.
as non state’s inaugural release. the lake ep by jarvus is a textural exploration into unknown realms. with each passing movement painting imagery of coarse landscapes. from the rolling. insomniac daze of “rock pools”. filled with warm. bouncing bass sequences and synth-pad whirlwinds. to the submersible resonance of “lake mist”. projecting feelings of fragility and under-water claustrophobia as tribal-esque rhythms act as a calming mantra.
produced by processing all kinds of expressive sounds through various guitar pedals and using circuit bending or diy instruments. jarvus fuses downtempo-techno into atmospheric. mesmerising movements rather than folding into conventional structures.
ja:ck is back to showcase his first solo release on cocoon recordings. tuscany smells of pines and good food. the sea spoils you just like good wine and lots of sun. for some time now we here at cocoon have been connecting with tuscany through the legendary cocoon events at the tini soundgarden in cecina and since last year segnore ja:ck has also joined our tuscany vision. following on from his track “naturra” on the 10″..... with joel mull (2017). we’re proud to present two new tracks by the tuscan artist. which once again possess their very own charm. dry and grainy. they still come across housey and sexy and to put us properly in the picture. ja:ck’s called the release “paprika” - short and crisp. red hot and spicy - that’s alright with us! listen up as we bring the tuscany vibes to the festivals and to ibiza this summer. signore e signori: ecco il tuo uomo!
ltd 2018 repress - belgiums raving george dispenses of her alias on her debut ep for turbo recordings as charlotte de witte. big room techno. dark. massive. trippy. and with an emotional character all too rare with the genre.
multi-talent joyce muniz is definitely one to look out for. initially starting her career as a vocalist. she now took over the global house music scene within no time as a deejay and producer as well. exhibiting her talent with previous releases. its not surprising that shes on the roster of prestigous labels such as exploited records and 20/20 vision recordings. next year she will release her single toxic people on international deejay gigolo records featuring the singer. songwriter and producer demetr1us. toxic people is a vibrant and raw sounding electro house cut featuring grimy synths and vocals. that lend the track a cold and distant atmosphere. the artwork for toxic people was created by leipzig-based artist silvia trost. whose forth lies in oil and acrylic paintings. she now frequently collaborates with glitch art artists and loves to mix materials and techniques. both analogue and digital. the b-side dreamz is another great production by joyce muniz. the playful groove and eclectic ambient makes it a cool package.
repress with basic art! dreamy synth songs for island trips and dark club nights - nous klaer presents their first various artists compilation. 12 tracks spread over 3 vinyls. with all label regulars as well as new additions to the imprint.
following the release of his projector ep earlier this month. daniel avery has enlisted revered london producer four tet aka kieran hebden for a remix of ‘quick eternity’. taken from the former’s long-awaited second album song for alpha. hebden flips the warm. undulating synths and crystalline percussion of avery’s original in his own inimitable style. building shimmering. skittering flourishes before a pneumatic final half.
OBSOLETE MACHINES STAGE TWO (2X12 INCH. SCREENPRINTED SLEEVE)
2x12" Vinyl UK07.07.18
ltd copies. screen printed sleeve by al white & house of traps. this marks the first new vinyl release from echospace detroit this year with all the content lovingly re-mastered in echospace. detroit. usa & cut @ deepgrooves. an unreleased classic from the vaults emerges with newly remastered content from radius s celebrated -obsolete machines- double album & two of the most epic creations featured on the -interpolation tapes- cd series. available for the first time ever on vinyl format. many of the songs featured in this project were initially sent to rod modell & mike schommer shortly after they launched their brilliant deepchord label in 2001. (recorded from 1993-2000) they were incredibly kind in saying it was the best demo they had ever heard and passed it on to octal records for release. sadly. that didn t materialize and since then these masters have been collecting dust in our cassette rack for nearly 20 years now. we ve spent months doing our best to restore the old tapes from our tascam 688. an 8 track cassette recorder purchased and abused since 1992 and to our ears still sounds quite impressive even by modern standards. we ve had nearly every component replaced and re-calibrated to bring this obsolete machine back to life. it s been a truly nostalgic experience re-visiting and redesigning these masters. we truly hope you enjoy reliving these magical times of music. very inspired by all that was happening in those years. there was just something in the air. an undeniable energy. long may it live on..
the new talented italian producers sibling and the russian artist heavenchord kicking it off with lonesome landscape ep on fauxpas musik. an emotional piece of late night atmosphere dub techno music full of analogue warmth and heart-warming depth. vinyl tastes better…
sapiens label boss. agoria. invites cannes highly regarded limelight resident nicolas masseyeff to the floor with a deep. dark and enignimatic two track ep ‘muse. opening with ep title track. ‘muse blends bold. ominous synth lines and stripped back percussion for a driven. bodzin-esque cut of the highest order. on the flip. is the subtle groove filled ‘moment of truth. neatly textured with layers of intricate percussion and brooding synth toplines.
loco dice has unveiled his darkly eclectic album ‘love letters. a 15-track embodiment of his diverse production range. featuring the latest single ‘were alive. the most highly anticipated record of his recent sets. dices third studio album after ‘7 dunham place and ‘underground sound suicide sees him reflecting on his musical influences and connections to dusseldorf and beyond. the album is packed with the producers typically forceful tones. which blur the lines between house and techno. utillising the bristling sounds and smooth drum beats. dices love letters album serves as an aural embodiment of the tones which make his sound so unique. throughout ‘love letters. dice uses his own vocals more frequently than on previous albums. which makes the production both trippier and more personal. representing past and present.
following on the psyfunk label compilation. that shed a great deal of attention on the budding argentine scene. is a full ep from alan castro. alan castro’s track “mi alma intoxicada” was a highlight of various artists #01 . definitively floaring and delicately rolling. on this new ep. castro shows his complex capacities in composition. “ciderfunk” is without a doubt one of the most mind-boggling tracks we’ve heard for a very long time. backed by “pacuriver” and “db mucho” which are both equally as intricate. as the epically adventurous a-side.
queeste emerges with the nocturnal sounds of haron s wandelaar. an album exploring his long-term interest in music s talent for inducing and affecting dreams. successfully turning listening into an act of transport. leaving you in the midst of falling asleep. at a junction of dislocation. hazily arriving in a liminal world. in wandelaar we hear haron s playful reaction against the confines of dance music. gathering energy from his estrangement from the scene and using it as a means to reorder and interrogate sound. the modest piano takes centre stage. allowing each solo note to becoming fertile and full. suspended and considered. guided by the principles of minimal composers such as john cage and ryuichi sakamoto. haron delicately translates sparse chords into a cinematic narrative of ascension. conjuring up a moony landscape. grey and desolate from afar. intricately detailed on approach. haron s wandelaar is available 6 july 2018 on lp. the vinyl release includes an art print by fallon does. who is also responsible for the graphic design of wandelaar. all tracks written and produced by haron aumaj. mastered by wouter for brandenburg mastering. words by jo kali.
during the recent years. terence fixmer kept on being prolific by producing and releasing his music output on well esteemed quality labels such as ostgut ton. novamute. jealous god and recently on aufnahme+wiedergabe. following a constant workflow. fixmer decided it is now time to restart his label planete rouge which he launched back in 1998 already but has always been irregular in terms of releases. the label will relaunch after a 4-year hiatus with his new 12-. terence fixmer s oppression ep is a great resume of his unique sound design signature. delivering a collection of four energetic tracks that speaks to the soul. on top of it. as an homage to one of his all time favourite tracks of the normal / warm leatherette from 1978. fixmer decided to rewrite this 40 year old tune from daniel miller as a a personal pleasure and fun. by using as well the mini korg 700 s terence fixmer recreated nearly the original sound. keeping a track that is loyal to his own sound as well as its original spirit.
first he had us in denial. then he made us an offer we couldnt resist. now hes fixing our focus on the most crucial player in this whole house caper: the selecta. come again? selecta is yet another crystalline acid body workout from the ovum boss whos been dishing out single sinewy shell-outs in a seriously rich vein of form of late. galvanised by heavily swung drums. loaded and coded with a venom-like funk and characterised by a big soundsystem vocal that tears out of nowhere and disappears just as quickly. its yet another unique piece of 303 witchcraft. the likes of which only wink can conjure. deeply groovy. unabashed darkness and just a nuance of mischief with the vocal. its yet another precision piece from mr wink whos also kindly provided an instrumental for your added creative pleasure. selectors. this ones for you. you know what to do…
australian man of mystery privacy returns to klasse wrecks after a 3 year hiatus and the wait has most certainly been worth the while. four original tracks make up the new product ep. with the artist exploring new styles and tempos. ranging from electro-speed to stomp-wave. each track is a masterclass in the style of privacys ever expanding body of work.
12 inch with printed full colour sleeve and obi general purpose brings you len’s latest offering. initials. an electronic experimentation in forward-thinking balearic music. originally written between 2014 and 2015. these discarded. lost ideas persisted enough to require further investigation. taking a pause between his dub explorations. initials is the result of this inquiry.
taking on a true trance classic and a personal favorite of his. len faki takes us back to the golden era of big melodies and early raves. sharing two very distinct interpretations of firedance by odyssee of noises. the prolific production outfit helmed by ralf hildenbeutel. originally released in 1994 on legendary label eye q. this track marked a special period for faki. when he was fully immersing himself into the scene. and accompanied him through his most formative times as a dancer and a becoming dj.brimming with the iconic elation of those nights. side a keeps with the emotive theme of the original‘s sunrise version. tweeking only slightly to cater for the needs of these days‘ dancers. re-shaping the classic to match modern productions for it to be mixed with current bangers. faki packs the tune‘s anthemic appeal into a propulsive ride down memory lane…
botanic presents camo: a four-part new release from kuala lumpur-based adam kasturi. among adam’s most melodic and thematic work to date. the release comes to you as an introspective 12-minute voyage through tense urban landscapes. punctuated by relieving arpeggios. meticulous percussive details and inescapably laced with the enigmatic producer’s signature industrial undertones.
stand out biz from iridite! a must have for fans of classic 90 s uk deep electronic music - stasis. black dog. art. ifach etc
glasgow s seldom heard iridite returns with a track each from label boss jason brunton and broken 20 s production unit
parrish smith makes his dekmantel debut on the labels sister-techno imprint. ufo. with a blend of avant garde electronics and industrial. with the sex. suicide & speed metal ep . dutch producer parrish smith works outside of the realm of genres and tempos. creating his own unique template of saturated. electronic post-punk. having won accolades from the likes of nina kraviz. and ron morelli along the way. an analogue purist at heart. parrish smith has already amassed a cult following with regular appearances on red light radio. in which the anarcho-experimentalist broadcasts sessions of heavy industrialism. breakbeats and body music.
we celebrate five years of freakadelle recordings with our 10th release “x”. consisting of four hand-picked tracks by our residents. which on the one hand represent the diversity of our artists and on the other hand also portray the strong musical development and the cohesion of our subcultural community over the past years.
this is a debut release on vinyl for spanish based jordi navarra whose musical oeuvre stretches between “surf. hippie / space rock and crude electronic music” often different yet coated in tons of reverb and echo for “it’s final catalepsy”!
“micromundos.” needless to say for py devotees. concentrates on his cruder electronic soundscapes. incredible often ambient. drone themed pieces that on one hand dip their toes into the revered works of hans-joachim roedelius and dieter moebius. and the sky back catalogue whilst equally conjuring up a collision of spacemen 3 psych meets wire. early cabs or magazine darker more atmospheric. post punk industrial / experimental workouts.
eight abstract. kosmische fuelled pieces that act as an interesting sister release to the label’s other july offering. the more overtly “in-yr-face” synth pop themed mitra mitra lp.
tom hodge’s collaborative relationship with czech producer tomas dvorak. a.k.a floex began with a chance meeting in berlin. after a series of initial experiments in making music together. in 2016 tom completed a remix for floex’s “samorost 3” pre-remixes ep.
over the last three years. tom and floex have been working on “a portrait of john doe”. an album collaboration created with the prague radio symphony orchestra.
brand new release from dash rush – acid sketch!! after her last release on sonic groove – aint no god nor king ep in 2017. acid sketch will be her first release this year marking the 25th release on fullpanda.
whether or not techno music is destructive and to what degree is fair concern to have. but there s no denying that it can call upon our primal instinct of surrendering to rhythms together with everyone around the proverbial camp fire. sure. the camps of today are the clubs. and the fires are strobes. but that doesn t change the essence of rituals that we continue practicing. the release stays close to 130 bpm and offers efficient tools for the dancefloor: airy. for one. represents a syncopated narrative of wonder and magical realism. whereas in the hands of gotshell it becomes less contemplative. shifting to a more direct perspective. backed by cascading kicks xi takes a dive into atonal realm. and kujin —the most brutal number of ep—offers a densely packed treble range running above the hammering 3/3 kicks. with hydra. it s a trip laden with wondrous soundscapes. shamanic percussion and sensations of unexplored grounds emanating from the bassline. after which the closer trioptic provides a rebellious theme fitting for times of unrest and resistance.
four tracks of angular uplifting techno that are sure to invoke dancefloor liberation. -interlacing- is the second record from brooklyn artist dustmite. on his personal vinyl imprint. supervoid records.
the second release on werk is signed by j. manuel. the young producer has been polishing his sound ever since he first started experimenting with electronic music gear as a child. his commitment to following his own instincts rather than conforming to what was being played around him resulted in a very different aesthetic to the one commonly associated with berlin techno. drive fiction ep stands proof of that. all 3 tracks push boundaries in their own style. that being perhaps the strongest link between them. the title track -drive fiction- presents old-school leads over broken beats and electro inspired pads while the a2 -falling in sine circulation- is arguably the most dance floor oriented track. with a pounding 4×4 kick drum and an alarming 3/4 sine wave slaying the high frequencies. closing the ep is b-side -softer-. a melodic track with long. undulating pads that is nonetheless driven by a powerful rave-inspired beat. with its second release. werk comes to confirm the path it seeks to travel through both parties and releases: that of the sounds less rigid. gritty. wild and presenting a wide range of rhythmic patterns. drive fiction ep is a defying record. challenge accepted?
first lp by visballa (also part of atelier records adopo) is a long avaited lecture in real industrial funk. hard edged & rhythmical. but sometimes also as if recorded underwater or getting stuck in between two charging electrons. where some tracks bare the quality of dub rhythms others are fast forward 80s - and there s also the psychotic ones - either way it s 100% excellent.
after years of successful parties it s time for the tropical animals team to move on to the next phase. this time. it is whitesquare (2020vision freerange rec) who will have his music pressed on wax for the brand new florence-based label. the artist delivers in light ep. which includes three mesmerising exclusive tracks:limitation. an incessant vortex with acid nuances. following velvet room. a romantic melody driven by lush textures at the end. we find pressing point.a climax of primordial rhythms and synths. spirals of sounds. uncontaminated electronic atmospheres and emotions that intersect memories lost in time. deep deep down. far far in.
it s been a long time coming but now is the time for metamrophic to present out first various artist compilation. this one features 3 up and coming artists. goiz. jem. and jacksonville. as well as one track from label head dan curtin. of course the first compilation from metamorphic had to be called interstellar groove addictions. the unofficial slogan of the label since the beginning. these tracks are modern trips into the unknown. representing the mood of the label perfectly - fierce individuality. evolution in sound. and deeply felt emotional content.
loyoto are the east-berlin born eva be and cle from the western part of the formerly dived city. both started their dj and producer career almost at the same time in the heart of the then developing scene. the very center of berlin. just after the wall came down. originally rooted in very different styles of music. they encountered for the first time djing together in 2011. finding common ground in more than just music - a gig. that should lead to more: they decided to combine their talents and knowledge and build a studio together. here. and during legendary back2back dj sets. they finally united their different musical backgrounds - dub/reggae and underground house music - and defined their very own sound.
number three of five eps surrounding the release of efdemins latest effort: the hybrid album/mix-cd naif on curle (released in april 2018) this ep is a collection of four contemporary techno-tracks by dutch techno-veteran jeroen search. tel avis pharaoh. berlins savas pascalidis and the mysterious pom pom on one vinyl. mastered and cut by kassian troyer. berlin curated by phillip sollmann a.k.a efdemin
25 jahre kompakt sind kein grund sich aufzuregen. aber dennoch ein schöner anlass. einen gelassenen blick auf die lage der elektronischen musik zu werfen. denn der globale minimal-techno. in seinen unterschiedlichen spielarten. hat sich bekanntlich längst als beste tanzmusik der welt etabliert. recht so. was nun? gar nichts. weitertanzen.
we present you three remixes from kaiserdiscos recent another dimension album on tronic. adana twins skillfully reworked varuna keeping the intensity while adding their touch to it. andre crom delivers a nice and dark remix of orcus. while aitor ronda supplied his chunky and powerful interpretation of hydra. dj support: wehbba 2000 and one sinisa tamamovic arjun vagale james zabiela jam el mar the advent enrico sangiuliano gel abril noir
bwl003 is the first release by the frankfurt diy label / boygroup to see distribution. so look no further than your next favourite record shop to get a hold of this kraut-minded-sing-along-summer-interrupted-climax of pure drama
following up his 2017 debut. bristols via maris is back on livity sound with an enigmatic two tracker pairing glow walls aquatic reverie with the deeper rolling grooves of cu2. established in 2011. livity sound is a frontrunning label in uk electronic music. since its inception. peverelists imprint has dedicated itself to releasing innovative music. eschewing existing forms and forging its own stylistic path.
for our first anniversary as a label. we have prepared a compilation of tracks by our closest associates. collaborators and some randomly found favourites. who might also make future appearances on our imprint.
everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. judas is back with one of the biggest collections of records since today. presenting more sides of his vision as an artist and as a conceptual persona. these are 4 cuts that brilliantly put you in the zone. right when the needle drops on the record. judas present this project in 2 parts. both part of the same creature. and of the same concept. “unsaid” goes far beyond the usual aspect of the functionality. in this case. functionality is a pure tool. every single work shows you a path into his mind.
four fresh jared wilson tracks on his own label 7777 in collaboration with glasgow s dixon avenue basement jams. 4 tracks influenced by acid. house. techno. roland. make noise. michigan and the great lakes.
RAVING ALONE / DESOLATION (CODEX EMPIRE. ESCAPE TO MARS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL06.07.18
as the tale of prodigal son continues. a fresh in your face french duo named kas:st. the owners of flyance records. deliver an outstanding ep. tracks raving alone & desolation capture their grimey and chilling sound. which resonates well in any space. the remixes come in the form of a sturdy progressive groove version of raving alone from aufnahme + wiedergabe’s austria based englishman. codex empire. also berlin’s homegrown rising star escape to mars brings a flare of classic techno style to the record with secular rhythms and a transformation of desolation’s noteworthy pads.
for over a decade now - first in paris. then montreal. and now in berlin - la fraicheur has been brewing her own deep blend of electronic beats. making a name for herself with her signature sound of powerful and emotionally charged techno sets. the queer feminist activist is a marathon dj who can go on for countless hours. running the gamut from classics. to new songs released only two hours before.
“self fulfilling prophecy”. la fraicheur’s debut lp recorded between underground resistance studios in detroit and her home studio in berlin. will be released early this summer on infiné. in the middle of her international tour through europe and south america.
* to celebrate the second anniversary of khemia records we are pleased to welcome back in aeternam vale. the legendary french artist who inaugurated the imprint on a split ep with bronze teeth in march 2016. * this is the first single-artist ep produced by the label. initiating a new series that will run parallel to the v/a editions. * the tracks ‘dave’ and ‘circles’ form an elliptical conundrum composed of various references including kubrick’s alchemical allegory 2001 a space odyssey. (sampled in french) with it’s existential narrative of a schizophrenic artificial intelligence lurking in the shadows. the deus ex machina wondering if mankind is still useful to machines. or perhaps even dangerous to them? the infamous seveso chemical disaster at the pharmaceutical laboratory icmesa caused by human error. the glowing blood-red sphere of hal 9000. the all-seeing eye of the sentient super-computer and the circular composition of the toxic compound 126.96.36.199 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (tcdd). released into the atmosphere at seveso. with this cryptic feedback loop. laurent prot is suggesting that the new technologies we are developing now. for use in our near future could result in catastrophe when human control is lost to the self-learning of ai. the homicidal consequences of a machine take-over find visual form in the bleak. dystopian aesthetic of evelyn bencicova’s cover artwork.
a heart from your shadow is the debut collaborative lp from michael beharie (new york) and teddy rankin-parker (chicago). since graduating together from oberlin college. beharie and rankin-parker each veered into markedly different avenues. beharie joined up with the ever-confounding new york ensemble zs (northern spy. the social registry). rankin-parker became an on-demand cellist for his prowess in the work of improvisation and avant-garde music. lending his talents to a wide array of collaborators such as primus. iron & wine. steve reich. and pauline oliveros. rather than jump into stream-of-concious improvisation. beharie and rankin-parker chose to focus the albums themes via intricately composed pieces. a heart from your shadow could be described as protest music. brimming with intense energy. harrowing anxiety. and steadfast optimism. produced by michael beharie. mixed carefully by jim o rourke. mastered by james plotkin and cut to lp at d&m berlin. black virgin vinyl housed in poly-lined inner sleeve in reverse board-printed double-width spine jacket with spot uv finishing. first pressing of 300 copies.
new zealand based ebm auteur body beat ritual makes his debut on bergerac with an incendiary ep of full throttle intense dark wave bangers. growing up in north west england immersed in hardcore punk and rave culture led to musical experiments and body beat ritual is his unique splicing of both aesthetics. using a combination of hardware. audio samples and midi sequencing. body beat ritual reclaims the moment when underground musicians in manchester. chicago and ghent put down their guitars and picked up drum machines and sequencers bringing the intensity. rawness and aggression of the band environment to the dancefloor. mortal sin is a certified smasher. absolute dancefloor decimation whenever its played out. no more description necessary. no mercy evokes the lost boys vibe with an equally high octane raw workout. trent reznor meets jeff mills at a daf gig on a flatliner. the ep closes with body politics which lowers the tempo to a chuggier zone. with an ode to female empowerment which keeps up that body beat pressure and intensity.
total makt is the molten new ep from evigt morker. there s plenty to be charmed by as the collection of tracks open out and tame our senses. once the flirting fades. we are quite casually led down bumpy. aqueous routes into something. and slowly we are funnelled into evigt morker s terrain. eventually arriving in darker corners of the fantasy that first caught our eye.
747’s paleo is an essential acid collection of eight diverse tracks. with a vinyl-exclusive d side. aquaregia’s first long playing release weaves through the different faces of acid on a time travelling trip through geological history. the journey begins with warm pads enveloping lush landscapes fringing the shallow. prehistoric seas where swarms of trilobites frenetically scurry. seeking to survive and evolve. roiling subaquatic vulcanism rules the b side. a seeding ground for exotic crystals whose hexagonal points vie for space as the magma cools and the minerals speciate. we’re then taken further into the depths. where planispiral ammonoids swim in the pseudo-antigravity of the saline seas. and finally. closing out the excursion. we’re transported from ages past. through the fleeting present into the future. to a warming ocean with disrupted ecosystems and unpredictable currents. the effect of a morphing climate.
the shortest connection between the past and the future leads through the music of boston 168. drawing inspiration from both classic and contemporary approaches to the acid techno sound. early nineties rave culture and the throbbing pulse of the now. sergio pace and vincenzo ferramosca have carved out a niche for themselves which over the past four years has become a musical microcosm of its own. having released a slew of records on such labels as involve. attic. odd even and dustin zahn s enemy. the italian duo now presents its most cohesive musical statement thus far on ellen allien s bpitch. on the three tracks of »drops in heaven«. boston 168 seamlessly mold together lysergic acid lines with elements of nineties ambient techno and a rhythmic groundwork that is as thrilling as it is intricate. »cosmic tribe« translates its idea of universal togetherness into a nerve-wrecking groove punctuated by complex percussion work and a subtly building acid line. while »drops in heaven« uses a booming kick drum as base for an emotionally driven exploration of sonic textures. the psychedelic »straight to light« nods to nineties pioneers like emmanuel top. showcasing ferramosca and pace s talent for creating musical depth by ingeniously bringing together a few select elements to greater effect. these are tracks that relentlessly head towards the unknown final frontier of what techno can sound like in 2018. while not in the least neglecting the rich tradition that they draw from.
what can be said about the girl whose greatest friend was the mist? it can be said she was never short of adventure. for each time the mist cleared. it had a new surprise. rabbits and rocking horses came out of hats the size of hills. armies of ants played in marching bands. deer danced. giraffes juggled. elephants tap-danced atop the moon. flowers bloomed in the sky. and stars shone on the ground. because. why cant down be up? with the mist there was always the kind of hocus pocus that twisted itself into a pocus hocus. a shenanigan or a hijinks so high it could not be jinxed. but it had to be jumped. by a fish flown by a boy from out of town. it was enough to make her giddy with happy.
we are delighted to share with you a 7” single from kompozyt’s debut album “synchronicity”. brother-duo kompozyt is also the driving force behind trees will remain recordings. london based label that is highly influenced by nature. its beauty and patterns. and serves as a reminder for humans to preserve it.
a project 18 months in the making. marcel fengler presents a imf10. a three part compilation series detailing the past. present and future of his label index marcel fengler. part 3 focuses on the tougher end of the techno spectrum and features marcel fengler’s first original production in two years. a rare offering from sebastian kramer (aka redshape). a prized luke slater re-work of thomas hessler. while belgian shapeshifter peter van hoesen crafts a powerful production to add to the pot. familiar to fans of the label from his excellent imf09. avion makes a return alongside emerging columbian talent gotshell.
irenic003 is a cooperative effort by roger gerressen and his well known accomplices sinan alakus and ivano tetelepta. disc one is a collection of novio dub tribe tracks accompanied by an amazing remix by the incredibly talented udmo from australia. known for a string of well received and beautifully produced ep s on analogue attic. udmo took the original and did a nice stretched out rework for the early hours. on the second disc we find a few tracks from the vaults. two raw recordings by ivano tetelepta and roger gerressen and a track done by the labelboss himself..
having worked together as -thrinax- in the past. prague s duo exhausted modern & aliver collected their solo material for endless illusion s second white label series. their complimentary sonic languages speak in slow. percussive rhythms. sadistic. industrial sounds. and uptight bass lines transmitted through a chain of pedal effects. the track -project germs - cuatone- is another one of aliver s collaborations.
mathias schaffhauser. founder of german label ware records debuts on third ear with a 3 track 12inch. this is big-sky. expansive. driving techno even the beatless version of grad minus 12. mathias schaffhaeusers ware records had a very recognisable sound. it was one of the defining labels of the cologne sound. most associated with kompakt these days. but in the 90s and early 00s. ware was as significant a label. especially for djs. this release is very much a good example of that sound. still sounding fresh and bristling with good energy.
melodie opens up cinetic art records with two trippy cuts that will take you on a deep journey listening to them in your home or at the club. the b side also has a remix by legendary producer jay tripwire that takes you on an even deeper state. cinetic art records is about music which is constantly evolving and at the same time builds up a subtle energy in the listeners mind and body. vinyl only.