john digweed s long standing live in, series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling, minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler, out via bedrock, captures elements from across digweeds set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl one see s tracks from marc romboy, molecule, denis horvat and luke brancaccio & simon berry versus john digweed & nick muir.
john digweed s long standing live in series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling, minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler, out via bedrock, captures elements from across digweed s set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl two sees tracks from marc romboy, robert babicz and luke brancaccio & simon berry feat. jjd.
john digweed s long standing live in series continues to tokyo this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling, minimal lighting and an incredible sound system. john digweed this 3-part vinyl sampler, out via bedrock, captures elements from across digweed s set from the deep to the peak and everything in between. vinyl three see s tracks from renato cohen, edit select, jimmy van m & juan hansen and pascal feos.
this lp includes misterios cosmogaficos remastered album, originally released in 1983, plus 5 tracks taken from espiritus unreleased cassette originally recorded in 1984: chile was a place where very little space was given for artistic creation, sometimes it was forbidden to create. however, with a determined inner strength, mr. valdés decided to take this project forward self-producing his own tape cassettes (diy culture). he wanted to show the young people, his friends and family that the chilean could create music at the best level in the world.
djeuhdjoah & lieutenant nicholson is a french composers and afro-soul singer s duo. t es qui ? is their first album, fruit of an intense collaboration during many years, on stage and in studio. they call their music as -afropean songs-, a collection of jazzy-pop melodies, afro-soul and funk arrangements. they ll be back in november with a tremendous afro-jazz and funky album titled aimez ces airs. until then, they present -el nino-, an afro-funk gem about climate change, and -fontaine-, an afro hit with a great combination of analog take and electronic dancefloor ingredients. after massive support from national radios and prestigious djs such as gilles peterson, it could be the funky summer hit 2018! limited press on a deluxe vinyl designed by the artist felix.
donnell piman of love explosion & your love is dynamite returns to star creature for his second modern 7 on the hometown connection label. features production duties from wings of sunshine and japans liquid pegasus. both tracks are 120 bpm plus and both slap!
2019 repress , isle of jura s first lp reissue, the highly sought after voyage . a journey into discoid funk by brian bennett originally released in 1978. a cosmic disco classic completely re-mastered from the original master tapes by matt colton. 180g vinyl. bootleged badly in the past, re-issued with love now, the sound quality is top notch! tip.
over the course of the last decade, black pepper label boss jose manuel has proved to be one of electronic music s finest contemporary alchemists, conjuring percussive, intoxicating and otherworldly musical treats for such labels as tusk wax, kinfolk, kill the dj, optimo trax and music for dreams. the genius of manuel s productions lies in the italian s ability to conjure cracking cosmic compositions out of a diverse range of global rhythms, instruments and influences. rarely has this been more evident than on his debut release for nunorthernsoul, a four-track serving of dancefloor mysticism that puts mind-altering rhythms and saucer-eyed instrumentation front and centre. track, for example, the light and dreamy wrapped sumptuous balearic synthesizer chords and melodies around gentle hand percussion and drifting zambian vocals on the sublime journey in lusaka followed by the feverish, trance-inducing african rhythms, delay-laden chants, psychedelic acid lines and jangling jew s harp motifs of intense opener journey in lusanda , a ritualistic afro-cosmic onslaught ripe for peak-time plays. if the ep opener is all about being flat on your back and staring skywards, the follow up is all about druggy, heads down sweatiness! manuel s deep love of indian music is explored on journey in mumbai , where exotic sitar lines, fluttering clarinets and echoing, densely layered female vocals rise above a thick, tabla-fired groove. it s naturally hugely evocative and atmospheric - a fine dose of emotion-rich spirituality capable of inducing hallucinations in the straightest of listeners. to complete the ep, our hero travels even further east for journey in osaka , a fittingly percussive exploration of japanese music s past and present that also includes audible nods towards the poly-rhythmic drums of west africa. it s a superb combination of traditional instrumentation, 21st century electronics, heavyweight rhythms and mood-enhancing melodic flourishes. like the rest of the journeys in...ep, it s both hugely alluring and impeccably produced
infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving latin american soundscape is the fresh musical excursion “electropical” as synthesised by london based producers, juan laya and jorge montiel. “electropical” - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and balearic sounds all processed in hd for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the caribbean, vast amazonian dimensions and beyond. its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.
the songs, the words, the melodies in this album, they all matter to me because they represent the real time outworking of my own trauma, pain and discovery of joy and peace. but there is a life inside this record equally important to all of the above, which is also trying to be communicated. it’s almost like how listening to a song in a foreign language doesn’t hinder you from absorbing what the song is communicating. in listening closely as i expose myself to myself, that is where the art is. maybe every time we have the courage to unabashedly be true in ourselves, the courage to do the same is received by someone else.
i ask that you pray for me, so that i can continue to live on the surface, not only in private while making art, but also in public while living life visibly. also that as i continue on this journey with myself, that i can communicate who this old yet new person i have found is. a little better each time, with more clarity each time. - vicktor taiwò
as the title suggests, joakim recorded this new album last year at studio venezia, the installation/sculptural ensemble/recording studio created by xavier veilhan for the prestigious 2017 venice art biennale. built inside the french pavilion & inspired by the grotto-like merzbau by kurt schwitters, studio venezia had dozens of artists create and record there over the 6 months of the biennale (from chassol to brian eno, from joakim to sebastien tellier), invited by xavier veilhan himself with the help of co-curator christian marclay. with an impressive collection of rare instruments from medieval horns to rare modular synths (baschet crystals and percussions, a buchla, a clavinet...), studio venezia was an amazing creative playground for the adventurous musician. those instruments were captured by a team of sound engineers in the best possible way thanks to nigel godrich’s (beck, radiohead...) mobile studio loaded with state of the art vintage recording gear.
the latest transmission from emotional response s ever-essential schleissen series takes a trip to the fourth world with jon keliehor on the a side. there s no denying the influence of jon hassell on tracks like opener -serpent in the sky,- but keliehor channels those exotic notions into some truly captivating music that is all his own. from chiming tones to purposeful percussion, his sound is a rich and evocative one, beautifully recorded and artfully composed. on the other side, lord of the isles indulges his ambient side to great effect with no less than seven vignettes of varying moods and energies, all played out through delicately handled synthesisers.
the music of brendon anderegg is a hall of mirrors, multilayered and self-obscuring. largely filtered through mountains, his pioneering electronic project with koen holtkamp, anderegg emerged as a solo artist in the late ‘90s. in recent years, anderegg has become sought after for his film scoring and audio work with his studio telescope audio, contributing to emmy-nominated films 102 minutes that changed america and 9/11: the days after for the history channel, and working with clients from espn to laura poitras’ praxis films. he returns now with june on thrill jockey.
the checkup & deeleegenz, legendary belgian production duo, are back with another instant house classic. with multiple traxsource #1 house releases on labels including peppermint jam, toolroom, defected, madhouse, simma black, large, and beef records, the checkup has made his mark with his signature sound that mixes soulful chicago house with uk garage elements. getting a dancefloor banger of a remix from johannes albert, label boss of frank music and co-founder of fine records, this ep is a true dj tool with each track being dance floor ready.
clandestino head joe morris is next up on wonder stories, imparting the kind of sun-kissed discoid meditation the label and its listeners lap up. morris is sounding confident and cool on cloud nine, using vintage drum machine patterns and fuzzy synth lines to impart a sweet-natured groove that reaches skywards. contrasting the blissed out original, max essa brings a little more bite to the table with his shimmering electro-disco version, while coyote preaches his balearic vision on the b1 remix. label boss aimes keeps things smooth and steady with a deep house version of cloud nine for all dancefloor dreamers to get lost in.
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.
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…
jordan transformed his life this past year. it was a time of transition from one state of mind to another and falling in love. this record encapsulates this mental transition as well as a physical transition from his longtime home of new york to his new one in san francisco.
vinyl only w/ mike huckaby remix. jorge caiado’s new “cycles” ep, offers 3 strong versions of title theme plus a remix by detroit legend mike huckaby. a house/techno manifesto that takes his artistic vision one step further, placing him as a cutting edge producer internationally supported by the likes of move d and others. from lisbon via detroit, “cycles” will make any worldwide dancefloor take a peak. so grab it, play it and check the results.
DONT LIE - INCL PAUL JOHNSON & ALLESSIO COLLINA RMXS
12" Vinyl D27.06.18
description: for our fourth record we re extremely happy to present the first ep of our limited series, made by the talented italian duo blue mondays. their -don t lie- has a lot of disco and funk influences, revisited in a classy house key: a perfect match between new and old school. in the b side we re so glad to have the house music pioneer from chicago: paul johnson. his version is more dub and raw, with some hypnotic disco samples and dirty snares that makes it so groovy. the other remix has been entrusted to the label owner alessio collina. he goes with his usual 909 groove, filtered samples and dreamy strings that reminds more some classic house records from the 90s
up next on hot creations is intrepid spaniard dennis cruz. the award winning dj and producer drops some heavy hitting dance-floor dynamite this june, enlisting the production expertise of new yorks joeski for the remix. title track freaks is deep and driving, with its almost slurred vocal, its perfect for those 4am vibes when the freaks come out to play. mother f..cker utilises heavier percussion set off by a pounding bass. the joeski rework of freaks adds a dash of prominent high-hats with the producer softening that unmistakable bass-line. dennis explains this ep is the style of music that i love to play and produce. it s what i feel more comfortable with and what i think defines my sound. dennis cruz has been firmly implanted in the music scene from a young age. he got his first taste for playing music at the age of 17. since then hes gone on to produce tracks for prominent labels such as moon harbour, solid grooves, snatch! and nervous records. his records have been championed by some of the industrys hottest djs from jamie jones to loco dice, and nic fanciulli to marco carola
at the vanguard of a new unbridled french jazz scene, and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves, the florian pellissier quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of bijou voyou caillou, the quintet’s fourth album, coming out on the heavenly sweetness label on april 27.
nektar agu is next up on fake records with his 1111 ep. two originals: “1111” and “vaeeke” that have been supported by s.a.m and arapu and it comes with two remixes by cocoon heavyweight and raum musik boss markus fix & dorian paic under their mfdp moniker, and also one from the man of the moment jorge savoretti who has recently released on dorian’s raum musik and priku’s atipic. limited vinyl pressing.
the acid series celebrates over 10 years of no way back, with music that directly references that experience. this is the third volume in the series, to be followed by bmg & derek plaslaiko, and there will be four more after this pair, with records by tin man & ectomorph, dona, romans, and pervocet (patrick russell & jasen loveland) yet to come. they all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series, inspired by the decorations of nwb.
max loderbauer, who has so far made consistently engaging contributions to the arjunamusic family, is back to lend his unique interpretive skills to the master recordings for the brightbird album by joão paulo esteves da silva, mário franco and samuel rohrer. loderbauer has set himself up for a challenge, since the original album’s completely improvised flow of small-ensemble, conversational jazz feels complete enough without outside intervention. however, loderbauer’s role as electronics operator in the similarly attuned ambiq trio has already shown that, through his mastery of tone color, he has a talent for teasing out the additional hidden details within an apparently ‘complete’ sonic environment. it’s a task he manages to accomplish without ever overriding or contradicting the cohesive message provided by his collaborators.
unlimited 2018 repress - 100 copies per customer only !!!! italojohnsons number two spins us back to the 90s again. theres no way through the dance floor during these three tracks, nevertheless, they are musically hip and flexible. the a-side rolls dirty and straight over the basement floor of house 909. a never-ending open hi-hat, rides, and snares blow the roof away. the deep tones and power amplifiers of the b1 signal to shake what your mama gave you as the b2 concludes the bundle with mellow rave dreams.
BUSINESS EP (MATHEW JONSONS LATE FOR WORK REMIX) (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK28.05.18
20/20 vision welcome nathan jonson to the label to deliver some of his esteemed beats - he was previously known as hrdvision, and as a member of midnight operator alongside his infamous brother mathew. it is in fact mj who gets the run of the a side with a bouncing, bubbly remix of -business- that calls to mind some of the most wriggly threads in that unmistakable jonson sound. -let your body- strikes a different tone on the b-side, conjuring up some rave ghosts and decanting them into a thoroughly modern club burner heavy on the dramatic arrangement and sure to create wild responses on the dancefloor. -business- in its original form is a loose and funky-as-hell electro jam with live, glutinous monosynth flex and detroit-tinted pads to die for.
bombay springrolls contains three tracks which all have their own strengths. the a side is a wide 45 rpm print of thee j johanzs uplifting and pretty cosmic intergalactic rabbits remix of the original still fukkin with it on side b, a catchy slomo disco track by jim lok. here you also find thee j johanzs bombay springrolls, which just happened on an afterparty in a studio in bombay (energized by the best spring rolls around). with pre-production on the spot by bombay’s underground house and techno producers abhi meer (modular synth), spacejams (tr707) and chhabb (bassmachine). a digestive and spicy disc with a variety of flavors. masala!
italian club staple and producer kaiser turns to moc for his debris ep, showcasing three agile techno slices and a remix from exploration records chief johannes volk. “parachute” opens up the release in a spellbinding, energy-heavy manner, with its whirlwind groove and lead taking no prisoners. next up is “debris”, showing off an equally energetic prowess channeling zig zagging synths and a more melodic, yet still heavy strung bassline. “esplosione di colori”, translated as ‘color explosion’ aptly translates into sound what is usually only possible for a paint canvas. a lighthearted, arpegio-ridden track in original, johannes volk works his magic, turning it into a versatile piece of raw, dubby techno.
transit valley is the debut release by joe coghill, a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and experimental publisher based in edinburgh. his practice incorporates sound, video, performance, social sculpture, facilitation and media distribution. borrowing from multiple spheres of influence, his scattered output operates from a liminal position. coghill works in an improvised and often haphazard way, incorporating disparate field recordings, modular synthesis and other sonic ambiences to create unpredictable and ephemeral multi-layer audio-visual performances. alongside this coghill has been producing music recreationally in his various bedroom studios over the past 14 years
joseph white aka joe white is a foundation of jamaican music. he started singing in the late 50 s and did his first recordings for duke reid in the early 60 s. while disco sound was bumping into jamaican people mind, he formed the group roots, trunks & branches to release several tracks on the label splendour heights. “rising / power disco power” is taken from the album the weak will be strong released in 1978. a beautiful extended disco reggae tune mainly played by joe white (drums, piano, vocal). this issue was fully remastered on a disco 45 vinyl record to give respect to the dynamic. on the other side you will get the reggae lovers roots rock tune “ain t no way / the monster”, an extended version with deep dubwise. you ve got it!
joseph white aka joe white is a foundation of jamaican music. he started singing in the late 50 s and did his first recordings for duke reid in the early 60 s. joe white formed the group roots, trunks & branches to release several tracks on the label splendour heights. “forward to zion” was released in 1979 and became a truly reggae roots stepper banger for sound system across the globe. probably electronic music fans will appreciate the futuristic dubwise. “forward to zion” is a song of peace, love, freedom and emancipation of people. uplift your selection, listen to the words of the prophet, it s time for us to get together, we are going forward to zion. jah don t care whether you are a natty dread or you re a baldhead, just as long as we unite and stop the fight, we are going forward to zion!