fayze came of age in windsor, ontario, a diverse, gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s, this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point, fayze fell deeply in love with experimental, original sounds. today, his innovative, genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock, but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers, which he s been collecting since the early 1990s, to build organic, textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient, dreamy soundscapes, the album features inspired collaborations with detroit, windsor, and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin , stereolab , led zeppelin , and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day, fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
5 years since midnight shift’s first release in 2012, the label assembles a collective of artists, most of them are in advance of their full eps releasing later. representing the sounds of the label is this manual of secret moves, up in the sleeves. the mystic motley crew also comprises the alternate sides of familiar faces — amato (the hacker), terry lamborgini (marco bernardi), innyster (seixlack), hodge in a new formation with gramrcy, and an electro moniker from an undisclosed artist: thermocline. from abstract acrobatics to the abrasive and the ultimate gob smack to the floor — the midnight manual.
1lp in a gatefold sleeve with matt finishing, cd included camilles second studio album including la jeune fille aux cheveux blancs and ta douleur. since 2016, rémy poncet aka chevalrex sits among the top new french songwriters to watch thanks to futurism (vietnam, 2016), an intimate sophomore album critically acclaimed by the press and on which he plays all the instruments. wondering how one finds his/her place in today’s world while staying true to him/herself, chevalrex offers his answers in this third album and leaves behind his minimalist compositions to raise his ambitions and push his music into a whole other dimension. recorded this time with additional musicians and even a whole string orchestra, anti slogan compiles ten songs meticulously crafted in which the worlds of jim o’rourke, vincent delerme, tindersticks and boris vian collides, showcasing a level of refinement hardly ever heard in the french pop scene.
the real mayor of brixton aka acclaimed and respected rapper/producer ty returns with his 5th longplayer ‘a work of heart’. produced predominantly and written by ty, this hip-hop classic is a proper artist album that elevates the genre in an ambitiously artistic manner akin to kendrick lamar and kanye west.
STRICTLY FOR MY P.A.P.I.Z. (LTD COLOURED 180G 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK13.03.18
omerta inc will be bringing bodega bamz to vinyl for the first time ever, with a high quality pressing of this classic tape. limited edition pressing onto 180gm double transparent tan vinyl, each copy will come individually hand numbered and housed in a high quality matte sleeve with full original artwork. the pressing will feature all 15 tracks from the tapes original release, plus two bonus tracks navy and the don francisco remix featuring french montana.
LETS DANCE / MACHARELLO & THAMM JR. / CHICAGO 1983-85 (4LP)
4x12" Vinyl UK13.03.18
top-retrospektive des chicagoer house-labels let s dance records von dj mike macharello und seinem hausproduzenten duane thamm jr. entgegen dem trend war macharello kein afroamerikanischer produzent aus der chicagoer south side, sondern ein weisser, schwuler dj aus den westlichen vororten, der let s dance records startete, als sich house music noch in den kinderschuhen befand. der sampler enthält die 5 wesentlichen klassiker des labels in verschiedenen versionen und erscheint als cd und dj-freundliches 4x12- vinyl samt posterbeilage mit raren fotos und labelhistorie.
GUMBA FIRE: BUBBLEGUM SOUL & SYNTH BOOGIE IN 1980S SOUTH AFRICA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
soundway releases new compilation of rare 1980s south african ‘bubblegum’ & boogie
in 1980s black south africa a local form of pop music evolved as the disco boom died down and slowly mutated. it was often ubiquitously described as bubblegum - usually stripped-down and lo-fi with a predominance of synths, keyboards and drum-machines and overlaid with the kind of deeply soulful trademark vocals and harmonies that south african music is famous for. compilers miles cleret (soundway) and dj okapi (afrosynth records) present a selection of 18 rare, handpicked 1980s cuts that highlight the period that nestles in between the ‘70s (where american-influenced jazz, funk and soul bumped shoulders with local mbaqanga) and the ‘90s when kwaito and eventually house-music ruled the dancefloors of urban south africa.
needs is a not-for-profit record label & collective lovingly curated by bobby pleasure. we believe in people. the concept of the label is to use music as a medium to spread love, unity and the idea of giving back. promoting harmony and togetherness rather than isolation and estrangement, each release and accompanying event will act as a support stream to various issues within society such as mental health, homelessness and equality. for the second release we have tracks from tilman, jonny rock, lucky charmz & pletnev. four artists from different countries of the world who all have the needs factor, and have very kindly donated their music to the dancefloor. all profits from this release will be donated to the homelessness charity crisis. everybody has needs.
emotional rescue returns to the the work of remix specialists extraordinaire, razormaid, with a special collection of their remixes of cold wave / dark wave synth band, psyche. featuring unreleased, re-edited and remastered versions of some of the bands most club-based tracks on one ep for the first time. formed in 1982 in edmonton, canada by darrin and stephen huss out of love of the new electronic sounds emanating out of europe, psyche soon forged their own path. influenced by the industrial and post-punk sounds of bands like killing joke and alien sex fiend, as well as the synth pop melodies of groups like soft cell and yazoo, the brothers help precipitate the start of darker electronic goth sound.
adrix (p stands for produtor) is one of those contemporary puzzles: born and raised in lisbon, of angolan descent, he moved to manchester at 19, three years ago. we can say the nervous interplay between bass and beat stems from just that. fierce, techy, twitchy grooves run through the whole of -Álbum desconhecido-. it’s in the blood. not surprisingly, adrix has a soft spot for drum ’n’ bass but that’s because it clicked with the adrenalin rush leaping out of kuduro, his true long-standing obsession.
beginning in the early 90s, emmanuel top became france s first techno superstar, even if his popularity was greater in countries like germany and england than his own. he released a multitude of 12inches on the attack label la pipe a eau, krankenhaus, ecsta-deal, stress, turkish bazar, and many more many of which are compiled on the triple-disc release collection from 1995. top s next step took him to nova mute alongside heavyweights like plastikman. in addition to his solo work, top also collaborated with bruno sanchioni and bruno quartier in the mid to late 90s as the trance act b.b.e. (seven days and one week) and also as age of love (the original age of love).
a compilation of minimal wave from around the world (1980-1991), the bedroom tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks all the way from belgium to australia to japan. the bedroom tapes excitedly marks minimal wave’s 66th release and is a follow up in the series to the lost tapes, the found tapes, the hidden tapes and of course the minimal wave tapes. the twelve artists on this compilation mostly recorded their music onto 4-track tape in their bedroom studios. the sounds on this record range from german new wave to experimental electronic, to early industrial body music from the swedish countryside, to dreary melodic minimal synth. the theme is music recorded in the bedroom for listening in the bedroom. the bedroom tapes presents songs from pink elln, karen marks, disque omo, vorgruppe, iham/echo, perfect mother, arvid tuba, subject, denial, unovidual, aural indifference, and autumn all lovingly remastered. limited edition of 999 numbered copies, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and housed in heavy printed jacket accompanied by printed inner jacket with artists photos and info. thank you to all the artists and friends for support in making this happen.
a leftfield haven, happy at home on the fringe where boundaries blur and textures intertwine. it was only a matter of time before jennifer cardini and noura labbanis dischi autunno imprint featured the bewitching sounds of mehmet aslan. following outstanding documents from dollkraut and the magic ray, berlin-based swiss-turk mehmet makes his label debut with four singular works of art. alysha takes the lead 22nd century desert funk with sand storm atmospheres, mushroom clouds of slide guitar and a hefty dose of blues, it sets us perfectly for the rest of the ep. elsewhere were sucked deep inside the dream machine in slo-mo as beasts lollops and thumps with warped insistency, we have the stately swampy cosmic stomps and trippy breakdown surprise of exotica before a collaboration with uk kindred spirit jonny rock closes the show with a sense-blurring psychedelic tagine of interlaced hooks and the tangiest riff this side of istanbul. beguiling business as always from dischi autunno.
2018 repress .. vivid & colorful techno explorations from gothenburg sound artist david sabel in his birds ov paradise guise. two trippy rays of sunshine through the morning mist with an aniara remix on the flip!
a primer on london’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. a set of nine newly-recorded tracks, we out here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of london’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. recorded across three long, fruitful days in a north west london studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of london’s musical underground.
we keep the curle-p subdivision for rare licenses of forgotten pearls from the past, with a new remix on the flip. the last one we did was thomas brinkmanns isch including the soulphiction remix, one of the essential records of 2009, also according to pitchfork. this time we picked walt js reborn, originally on detroit label dow in 1997 and featured by mr. juan atkins on his legendary mastermix.
lobster theremin dig back down unda to bring another fresh salty aussie experience to the table with well seasoned young talent shedbug aka geordie elliot-kerr at the helm for this one. as co-head of salt mines he’s been responsible for some of the most exciting new underground electronic bizz coming out of aus - including hymns, rudolph c, escape artist and 92 spacedrum orchestra. as shedbug he makes entrancing house, acid-tinted techno, cosmic electro and heavily stepped uk-influenced jams, with 12” ep’s already landing via of paradise, deeptrax, flux and a cassette album for thrhndrdsvntnn. on destination love, shedbug harnesses the emotive, pad-heavy sound showcased on previous outings whilst mixing in blend of interstellar synths, jagged breaks and crusted-yet-cutting drum work - all mixed down with some serious studio finishing.
we all know that when it’s a real vibe you can’t go wrong. if you add talent and hearth to that you got gunpowder for pure bangers. and that’s exactly what we at hoga nord rekord wanted to accomplish with the sixth release of our uk 12 inch series. consequently we contacted jo howard from sunderland in the north east of england. as a producer and dj he uses the alias bird of paradise. smoking weekend is the name of the four track ep.
cologne’s feines tier is delivering their first label compilation, incl. 23 exclusive tracks by a lot of friends and recent guests of their well known party series. spreading vibes from slow chuggers and hip-shaking house to uncompromising techno - this is versatile electronic music for making the occasional narcotized convolutions of your brain feel much better. on the double vinyl edition you’ll find four slower tunes on the first disc, and four tunes to make the crowd go wild on the second one. the black & white double vinyl includes download-code for the whole 23 track album – redeem via bandcamp. silk printed and numbered vinyl covers with cover art by zoologne.
back in print by popular demand, strut bring back the debut compilation by sofrito aka djs hugo mendez and frankie francis
- limited reissue of debut sofrito compilation lp from 2011
- mighty shadow ‘dat soca boat’ subsequently used on malibu tv ad in 2012
- includes exclusive edits of tracks by victor uwaifo and safohene djeni
- cover and package artwork by lewis heriz
for fans of:
fela kuti, orlando julius, quantic, mighty sparrow, lord kitchener, nyboma, franco, nemours jean-baptiste, analog africa, soundway, fania records, invisible city, gilles peterson
CLEETHORPES PIER - TALK OF THE NORTH ALL-NIGHTER (LP)
12" Vinyl UK27.02.18
exzellenter northern soul-sampler, diesmal gewidmet dem führenden club im osten englands, dem lincolnshire soul club am ende des cleethorpes pier und seinem legendären -talk of the north- all-nighter mit mary chapman, der queen of northern soul, der zwischen 1975-1978 stattfand. 14 top-tracks, darunter der ersten vinyl-reissue des klassikers -game players- von dooley silverspoon, gemastered von den original-tapes.
top-sampler mit 21 soul/funk/disco-klassikern aus den 1970ern, die in der britischen rare groove- und modern soul-szene seit den 1980ern wieder für furore sorgten, darunter etliche cd-erstveröffentlichungen und vinyl-erstreissues. mit kostbaren raritäten von almeta lattimore, mary clark und tommy mcgee, 2-step-perlen von jocelyn brown und zulema, smoothen jazz-soul-floatern von margie joseph, aretha franklin und ihrer schwester carolyn, debbie taylors grandios orchestrierter ballade -i don t wanna leave you- sowie wundervollem harmony-soul von the ebonys, manhattans, natural high und the impressions.
lost in time has laid down some killer 12-s to date from the likes of ralph lawson and tuccillo, and now they welcome london-based scene staple alex arnout to the label with an on-point ep of explorative house music variations. -no borders- features long time us house veteran jovonn, and the pair whip up a tracky tech house roller with serious percussive pressure and a subtle lick of dub in the mix. -downtown 500- is a rough and tough, bashy house jam with a fresh drum palette, and by contrast -riddim- brings a straight up deep house vibe with classic organ licks aplenty, that almost sound like they should be the handiwork of jovonn as well. -jam the dance- finishes the ep off with a twitchy house cut peppered with vocal slices.
its that time of year when thoughts turn to lazy afternoons down the beach, early evenings sat watching white isle sunsets and sticky nights of loved-up debauchery. in other words, it s the perfect time to dive into the latest volume in the consistet balearic compilation series. there s naturally much to admire in the now-familiar cafe del mar/cafe mambo style, from the horizontal, flute-laden samba shuffle of the madrigals the ride to the moon and shay lovers exceedingly drowsy black & white, to the warm chords and head nodding beats of steve cobby s remix of tradewinds- by penelope antena, and tropical exuberance of maajos musa paradisa. best of all, though, is mudd s impeccable mix for emma of zee erf s blissful cover of southern freeez, which is one of the most stunning tracks you ll hear all year.
courtesy of balance recordings presents their 10th release to date. a compilation of 9 pieces of timeless house music that will rock the underground parties and twisted after hours alike. showcasing the talent of artist hailing from chicago, montreal, london and geneva and france, this triple pack is bound to become yet another classic on the balance catalogue. dont snooze baby!!
a familiar and reliable musical force, jonny cut his teeth behind the counter at phonica & blackmarket records during the 00s and has has proven his tastes time and time again with his disco hamam and hamam house imprints and releases on labels like cocktail damore and oye edits. this three-tracker rides middle eastern waves, reflecting mystical vibrations to take you through time and space. jonny delivers reworks of radio morocco, an italo tainted work out that rumbles and punches, housey mousey, an exquisitely eery acid house jam from 88 and yab yum, a wild and percussive trip. all three are sure to roar like thunder on the dance floor!
re-issue of the much sought after hotbath edit series from crazy p. hot bath is back with more hot and steamy gems. four edits that take you on a musical journey from funk/foul/disco to even a little touch of pop! this is going to make it to many various dj s boxes and dance floors! last chance to ever get this record, no more will ever be pressed once this stock has gone.
SOUL DERIVATIVES ALBUM SAMPLER PT.1 (CALIBRE REMIX)
12" Vinyl NL23.02.18
for 19 years fokuz recordings has been an unbending pillar for quality, soulful drum and bass. it has provided an outlet for some of the scenes most prominent names a home for their music and continues to foster the growth of the next generation of producers. from the elite class of calibre, ai, zero t, and lenzman, to the new school sounds of satl, kasper, macca, and bert h, the soul derivatives lp blends names and generations together creating a magnificent musical showcase. if good music is timeless, then the soul derivatives lp confirms that there is no end in sight for this illustrious dutch label. the soul derivatives lp - fokuz092 - is available in vinyl, cd and digital in march 2018.
after two impressive remix eps taken from ellen allien s seventh studio album, nost , bpitch control unveil round three with another heavyweight lineup of contributors stepping up to the plate to deliver their own interpretations of the queen bee s original works. this time around we re honoured to have alan oldham, eomac, amotik and xdb volunteering their services to bring a whole new dimension to the music from nost . each of the four artists has earned a sterling reputation, with a style all of their ow
the latest sm release presents two spanish artists, three are tracks by ethical error, composed of new order sounds, tight and industrial synths, with a bassline that brings the dancefloor back into a disturbing atmosphere. includes a track by jose pouj that detects a sort of ritual, a mechanical sequence and bassline hard and decisive.
FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS VOL.3 (1977-1987, SELECTED BY CHARLES MAURICE) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR22.02.18
they say that good things come in threes… it must be true and favorite recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed french disco boogie sounds compilation series. like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by label head honcho, charles maurice (aka pascal rioux), who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in france, in french, or by french artists between 1977 and 1987. with most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any disco-boogie-funk music lover and collector. fully remastered from originals at the carvery cut (uk), french disco boogie sounds vol.3 (1977-1987, selected by charles maurice) is presented by favorite recordings in a gatefold vinyl double lp
vinyl with blue marble effects in translucent inner sleeve, and includes cd. molecule returns with a new odyssey both physical and musical. following the success of 60°43 nord, his concept debut played, recorded and mixed on a fishing boat during a 34-day journey in the atlantic ocean, the french producer decided this time to take the process further up north and embarked on a voyage to greenland. isolated for five weeks in the small inuit village of tiniteqilaaq, romain delahaye used his survival electrokit to find new sounds in the fjords, the icefields and the hostile yet dazzling landscapes surrounding him. entirely recorded and mixed in this remoted place, the tracks of -22.7°c range from contemplative ambient atmospheres to more upbeat techno blizzards and accurately translate this epic self-reflective adventure across a land of contrast, its abyssal silences, its immaculate glaciers and its blinding whiteness. with ten previously unheard tracks and very enthusiastic early feedbacks from medias internationally, -22.7°c is set to confirm molecules status as a one-of-a-kind producer in todays electro scene.
congratulations to brian “javonntte” garrett, who this year celebrates two decades releasing mind-expanding deep house gold. his first 12″, of 2018 sees him pop up on people of earth, a label that has previously delivered eps from such scene stalwarts as rick wade, patrice scott and kai alce. fittingly, garrett is in a nostalgic mood on opener “way back-, where his deep, dreamy and soul-flecked deep house groove is accompanied by a spoken word vocal reminiscing about the mid 1990s. elsewhere, “zodiac” wraps starbust motifs around a chunky, bass-heavy groove, “house joint” is a bumpin’ box jam rich in sturdy drum machine hits and swirling chords, and “boom house” is a slightly tougher workout that boasts beats worthy of derrick carter or dj sneak.
with releases on bnr trax, minimal wave s cititrax and a regular on zone records, french producer and raar co-founder maelstrom makes his debut on cpu with alph4 , a seven track electro-leaning mini lp of one-take recordings. maelstrom s sound on alph4 is comparable to aphex twin s more restrained analord output. focussed, highly detailed production alongside an abundance of evocative synth melodies will ensure these tracks become firm favourites with forward thinking djs and electronic music fans.
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
repress , especial welcomes the debut ep from romanian duo khidja. after remixing baris ks 200 earliering on for the label, here they deliver two eastern influenced pieces of dubby electronics, that are backed with remixes from timothy j fairplay and juju & jordash
die limitierte b-box sammlerbox zum kultfilm “b-music - lust & sound in west-berlin 1979 - 1989” enthält den soundtrack sowohl auf doppel-vinyl im klappcover als auch auf doppel-cd, dazu den film als dvd und blu-ray, das buch zum film, 3 drucke in 12”, b-plakette, b-plektrum, b-rauscht beutel und b-soffen flaschenöffner.