strut return to the archives of seminal chicago house label dance mania in january 2015 for dance mania: ghetto madness. the follow-up to strut’s acclaimed dance mania label retrospective hardcore traxx from early 2014, this new instalment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper bpms of ghetto house and the rise of the movements fresh generation of stars during the mid90s including dj deeon, dj funk, jammin gerald and dj milton. the 180 gram double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve, including cd.
the return of the iconic legendary electronic disco dub band imagination, with fresh mixes of their new album >night dubbing ii<.greg wilson, horse meat disco, kerri chandler, john morales, danny krivit, dimitri from paris & the reflex
jonas kopp pumps the drums hard on opener shibu. it is pure peak-time material, fit with siren like synths, heavy kicks and hi-hats to get the shoulders moving. kopps tracks are always masterfully tailored for the dancefloor, and this is no exception the six-and-a-half-minute ride is richly detailed with ups, downs and subtle changes. dadub take the record deeper with force continuum abuse.
featuring three more raw versions based on original tracks from 2000 & one, french fries and rodhad, dj edits volume 4 arrives just in time for the festive season. precision edited, endorsed and club-tested by len faki, the package offers yet another chance to delve into the record bag of the figure label head.
thirty years later italian records and kirlian camera are happy to re-release edges in a new interpretation by todays singer/frontliner elena alice fossi. the a side of this 21st century vinyl includes remixes by john fryer (depeche mode + nin producer), and starion that combines vocoder vocals, analogue bass and polysynth. on the b side the electronic duo from rotterdam shambok offers a pumping electro mix along with an intense pad accappella version. firat 300 copies come in fullcover
kypski is also the 4 time national turntable champion of the netherlands and has won the dutch dmc finals. apart from being best known for his project c-mon & kypski he was part of the turntablism band the waxwankerz and is currently active in the matangi string quartet
special triple pack for all you artreform lovers out there - contains three classic releases
arr004: io (mulen) - criminal stuff
arr009: io (mulen) - criminal stuff (remixes)
arr010: joss & d. lamar - rolling (frank lorber mixes)
next up on the clone crown series and hailing from the post-industrial city of nancy, france, is bad boy and multi-instrumentalist funkateer gary gritness aka slikk tim, bringing us the adventures of gary gritness chapter 1. spread over two separate 12inches, gary delivers a cyberfunk joyride with 9 shit hot instrumental electro funk tracks with a cinematical feel, blending nowadays influences from the streets of detroit, oakland and atlanta around his trademark soulful sound.
comprised of two of the most verbose mcs in hip-hop today– aesop rock and rob sonic– hail mary mallon prepares to unleash their second full-length release, bestiary. individually, these two lyricists are well known for wordy expressions eliciting oft-despondent themes. together, however, they appear to push one another to the limits of humorously witty wordplay, while simultaneously crafting complex rhyme patterns. the very title of the album, bestiary, was inspired by the fact that they both went into beast mode, here. the picture vinyl lp includes a code for free download of the full album.
MASTER MIX: RED HOT + ARTHUR RUSSEL (3X12 LP + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl UK07.01.15
master mix tells the story of arthur russell, exploring his music and ongoing relevance to a new generation of artists. showcasing the diversity of arthurs musical worlds, each artist reinterpreted one of his tracks in their own style in tribute to his influence. features tracks from hot chip, robyn, blood orange, sufjan stevens, jose gonzalez and many more. the triple vinyl lp includes a download code for the full album.
MIRACLE WITNESS HOUR - LIVE IN OHIO 1977 (COLOURED VINYL + 180GR + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK22.12.14
live in ohio 1977 kursierte bislang nur als inoffizielles bootleg. das junge label futurismo, das sich reissues aus der post-punk- und new-wave-phase ende der 1970er/anfang der 1980er auf die fahnen geschrieben hat, veröffentlicht nun eine offiziell remasterte version im hochwertigen packaging. die cd erscheint im geprägten 4-seitigen digipak mit hochglanzdruck und 12-seitigem booklet. die high-end-lp erscheint auf weißem 180g schwerem vinyl mit downloadcode in innenhülle, zwischenhülle und außenhülle, allesamt aus qualitätspapier/-pappe, außencover mit hochglanzdruck und pinkem neonsticker.
franck s wanderlust is a no-nonsense kinetic house cut with an old-school male vox sublimely worked over bubbly bass, weighty percussion, and resonating intonations. up for remix duty is rouge scoiety label head and uk-house stalwart jordan peak who strips things back to deliver a dark and brooding cut, cultivated over pulsating bass, stabbing synths & shifting percussion. on the b-side alex s microsociety bubbles into life over warm bass, soft pads and whirring intonations to deliver a beautifully basic slow-grooving house cut. meanwhile visionquest & cadenza affiliate cesar merveille punches out a robust re-imagining over rolling bass, subtle tones and fluctuating drums to supply a raw and dynamic techno cut. two superb digital bonuses come from danse club records head honchos brodanse and torino native and carnival records boss marcelo tag to round off the fine six-track ep in style.
our first release is by jay clarke, a london based producer and resident of the renowned monthly party. the first release will showcase killer cuts from jay himself, each showcasing a brand of techno narrative thats become now synonymous with his contradistinctive sound.
brilliant and conceptual reinterpretation of coldfish debut album on all inn records. the orphans remixes contains 8 different approaches of 8 geniously artists from the modern electronic music scene. just as the original release this album is also beautifully composed and it shows a large scale of shades from experimental electronics by the ambient-electronica heroes lenta and eril fjord, through the well-known techno statues of all inn records: verrina & ventura, kamran sadeghi, roger gerressen and andy kolwes until guest remixers like s.a.m. and peter dildo (rozzo, mountain people). first class material, all in one! must have!
the future sound of london präsentieren ihr 2008 er album jetzt auch erstmals auf vinyl. environments 2 enthält material aus den legendären environments sessions anfang der 1990 er. an den aufnahmen waren auch max richter, daniel pemberton und will white (propellerheads) beteiligt. electronic listening der sonderklasse!
berkson & what are next up to release on seth troxlers acclaimed play it say it with make it true feat. jojo de freq, a harmonious, radiant house jam with a sharp kick, acid tinged bassline, sultry vocals and smooth synths. unsung hero luke solomon delivers a remix 4 turnings version turing it into an almost new track with a grooving bassline, funky melody, spoken vocals and prominent hats. legend larry heard aka mr fingers heads up the b-side, with his psychedelic jungle mix doing just it says.
statik selektah is a popular dj / producer from new york, ny (born and raised in boston, ma). he has a weekly radio show on sirius/xm shade 45 on thursday evenings from 8pm to 12am. statiks new album, *what goes around*, features an all-star cast of rappers: snoop dogg, b-real of cypress hill, action bronson, black thought of the roots, joey bada$$, pharoahe monch, ab soul, logic, freddie gibbs, de la soul, bun b, talib kweli, crooked i, lil fame, twista, jon connor, dilated peoples, royce da 5 9,- styles p and more.
known as pantaleon perez prado, was the younger brother of the famous king of mambo. pantaleon, who came to europe in the 1950s, recorded several albums with unifunk. a powerful big funk band sound featuring: tullio de piscopo, mario rusca, giancarlo barigozzi, pino prestipino and others. escandalo!, as perez prado states in the brief sleeve note, is named after a new rhythm created by himself. *a rhythm you can dance to in freedom, without specific steps*. in spite of this naive launching, the opening track chicago banana is a declaration of intent, with its sly stone-esque groove. 9 out of 12 tracks are originals credited to composers of the unifunk circle, but the track list is careful to preserve prados well-established latin appeal, by including three standards such as brazil, el manisero and tequila.
the deluxe vinyl edition comes in gatefold sleeve with a cd-copy of the album included.
Über 15 jahre rap-erfahrung, pionierarbeit in sachen flows, techniken und skills im deutschrap, wegbereiter für viele topacts - die liste an erfahrungen, die eko fresh gesammelt hat, ist schier endlos. seit 2009 kommt eko endlich *wieder auf die sachen* und hat seitdem seinen eigenen sound wieder gefunden. diesen weg setzt er mit seinem neuen album *deutscher traum* konsequent fort.
die doppel-vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive cd-version des albums.
ronald burrell s reputation as deep house royalty has long been solidified throughout the years having released on many legendary labels since the late 80 s including nervous, nu-groove, strictly rhythm & many more. working both solo and alongside his brother rheji his output has always caught the interest and ears of dance music aficionados world-wide with a heady mixture of gospel, soul / r&b, jazz, & garage heavily informing his sound. surprising as it is, -it s a boy- was never released, only ever existing as a test pressing! the 4 track ep takes in all the musical influences listed above and flips them into some seriously deep territory. opener -journey- is an epic jam punctuated by an 808 cowbell, beautiful pads, strings and ronald s voice asking us to join him on a journey through our own minds. second cut -feelin jazzy- picks up the pace a little, a stripped back rhythm blessed with some choice, chopped up jazz samples and vocal stabs keeps things moving in the right direction. over on side-b we are treated to the deepest groove of -bedtime story-, which has all the trademarks of a classic burrell production, soulful vocals, melodies and crisp drum programming. closing track -the crib- rounds things with off with a stomping church inspired organ groove, an up-lifting end to the ep. as mentioned above, this is the very first time this underground house classic has ever been released! this record is a real collectors piece and has commanded collectors prices on-line in the past, a real rarity. it has been re-mastered and re-pressed in conjunction with ronald burrell from his original dat tapes and all original label artwork has been preserved.
the rattler proxy, a sonic duo from athens, greece, release their second single featuring two original songs - company of wolves and death machine - along with two remixes of the latter by antoni maiovvi and jokers of the scene.
again keith carnal proves his intuition for functionality charged with emotion here on objective. he defines a signature that is recognizable on the dancefloor. the remixes from joel mull & francois x completing this stunning techno ep on affin. support: adam beyer, chris liebing, ben klock
the last shout präsentiert die in vergessenheit geratenen superhelden der blues-shouter-generation, die die amerikanischen nachtclubs und r&b-charts nach dem krieg dominierten. trotz des aufkommenden rock n roll sturms erhielten viele durch ihr erarbeitetes standing in der musikindustrie mitte der fünfziger ihre letzten chancen zu aufnahmen. the last shout dokumentiert diese zwielichtige zeit und bietet die letzten großartigen werke des genres zwischen 1954 und 1962. die limitierte 2lp-edition enthält 32 ausgewählte stücke der 97-track starken 3cd-edition. die linter notes stammen von r&b-kenner und compiler dave penny.
mf doom is the man in the iron mask. the most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for gorillaz, de la soul, madlib, danger mouse, and wu-tang clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like just blaze, nas, and mos def. since 2002, doom has released numerous volumes of special herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. now, the fifth and sixth volumes in the acclaimed series are available on vinyl for the first time in years. with obscure loops and dusty samples galore, special herbs vol. 5 & 6 is a must-have for any doom fan or hip-hop head. also includes a limited-edition bonus 7 inch, featuring two beats from dooms days as a member of 90s hip-hop trio kmd.
long awaited follow up to the original game-changing jukebox mambo set of sweltering rumba accented rhythm & blues. two years in the making, this sequel ploughs deeper still into the revolutionary 40s and 50s afro-american musical canon, pulling together another combustible collection of lascivious latin edged blues exotica. issued with extensive biographical notes and exclusive photographs on cd and deluxe old style 2lp paste-on gatefold (with a3 size show poster inside), jukebox mambo vol.2 is likely to be as influential in setting tastes as its predecessor. as with the first volume, this edition will also be released on an ultra limited, lavishly produced 1940s style 6 x 10inch album set which boasts four exclusive extra tracks and expanded notes.
soothsayers first album lost city is a mainly instrumental album with a heavy afro jazz groove, uplifting melodies and wonderful horn interplay between band leaders idris rahman and robin hopcraft. the album represents many of the influences heard on soothsayers later albums but has a heavier jazz flavour. afrobeat, reggae and south african influences are prevalent and there is an impressive list of guest musicians on the album such as vibes player rojer beaujolais, south african guitarist luck ranku and hugh masakelas pecussionist, frances fuster.
echno upstarts south london analogue material return with their second release. this time label head ansome takes the reigns over four tracks of blistering industrial techno. redlining kick drums and ferocious percussion are pick of the day here. also includes two fantastic remixes from clouds and joefarr. hand screened sleeves and limited to 250 copies!
low-down and dirty jazz goes right back to the early 1900s in storyville, after the bands had played their hot tunes in the evening for dancing couples, the musicians would head off to the after-hours joints and play a less energetic but more bluesy kind of music, enabling them and their late-night audiences to get through to the early hours of the morning without suffering total exhaustion. and nobody in new orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as buddy bolden, whose funky butt became a staple in the repertoire of the citys early jazz bands.
jacksonville, florida, 1960. charles hungry williams mentors young clayton fillyau after he had just joined the james brown band: *i dont care where you put it on those drums, remember where 1 is and you ll never lose the time. listen to hungry on huey smiths *talk to me baby* and then listen to how clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on james browns *i ve got money*. earl kings *trick bag*, prefiguring the meters, is as good an example of early new orleans funk as can be found.
hallways is homeboy sandmans second full-length record on stones throw. the album is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed, a space in flux, and a space where sandman himself thrives. true to form, it weaves witticism into even its most serious messages. producers on hallways include oh no, knxwledge, blu, dj spinna and jonwayne, who produced the first single, *america, the beautiful.*
the 2x12 inch lp includes 2 unlisted bonus tracks exclusively on vinyl, gatefold sleeve with lyrics and a download card.