tricky returns with his 13th album, ununiform, out in september on his own label false idols via !k7 music. itãs a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet ¹ a journey into happiness and contentment. itãs a record that shows the legendary british producer confront his legacy, history, family ¹ even death itself. and in all of this, he finds the strangest, least familiar thing ¹ peace.
? full world tour to support release
? appearance in fka twigs recent nike campaign
? features first track with maxinquaye famed singer martina topley-bird since 1995
australia’s what so not is pleased to announce his long awaited debut album not all the beautiful things, featuring frequent collaborator skrillex, legendary rock legends toto, as well as san holo, slumberjack to name only a few. over three years in the making, not all the beautiful things is about transformation and metamorphosis, a culmination of everything the australian-born artist has been working towards as he’s built his reputation as one of the most innovative producers in the game, garnering over 455 million combined streams in the process. more than an album, it’s a fully realized artistic statement in which what so not is in full control of every aspect, from the stage design and visuals to the music videos and merchandise. “i didn’t want to put anything out that doesn’t cohesively match the essence of the songs,” explains the man behind it all.
“we are what you think we are” is a 3 part compilation celebrating 10 releases from new york-based label and promoters lost soul enterprises. the groupings of artists on each 12” represent slightly different sonic territory, from darkwave and synthpop, to acid and electro, to industrial techno, all of which together have come to define the identity of the label and the community surrounding its legendary parties.
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.
last spring, the lulúxpo launched their own record label - paradise children records - with a first ep called “dirty house” co-produced with the label argent sale backed with a remix from bauchamp. “piscine palace” is therefore the second release, a tribute to the underground paris of the 80s. it’s 3am in the morning in front of the club la piscine. démarre, prends l’avenue des champs- elysées… heading to le palace… putain, c’est beau paris la nuit. percussions and throbbing tempo, effervescence, freedom, the world belongs to us… the remixes are performed by tristesse contemporaine and headman: the pace is accelerating...
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
italoconnection is back on bordello with a remix ep of the song humanize , which appeared on their critically acclaimed metropoli album in 2017. accompanied with the beautiful voice of francesca gastaldi an all-star team of producers got on remix duties. on top a bonus track with a new version of neon disco by the king of the cut!
needle paw is the first solo album by nai palm, the lead singer and composer of r&b future soul outfit hiatus kaiyote. needle paw is the rawest glimpse into nai palm’s musical world. it is dreamlike, honest, and beautifully transparent, revealing her musical ruminations to listeners with a courageous vulnerability and artistic generosity. pressing on 180 gram audiophile double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
times is now to the chicago pioneer that released records on labels as dance mania and rush hour. the new imprint - contemplation of deepness - contain three original tracks with a classic floyd touch driven by lerosa remix
grammy winning nyc disco and house legend louie vega has decades upon decades in the recording studio and dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time its safe to say the original he knows exactly what hes doing when it comes to this music thing! pair louie with the legendary king street sounds label and youre having a party! this is exactly what happened in 2007 when the label asked him to contribute to their legendary mix the vibe series where top flight selectors like louie get to dig deep and produce a fresh dj mix for the label. now, you know the quality control is going to be sky-high on a project like this and this limited dj sampler featuring tracks from the compilation proves just that! featuring tracks and exclusive mixes from the likes of 95 north, basil, mood ii swing and more this ep more than deserves a place on your record shelf or in your dj bag! all featured tracks have been fully licensed from king street, remastered and reissued with %100 involvement from the label. essential house music for the seasoned heads and neophytes alike!
kalakuta soul records joins forces with waf80music to proudly present kai niggemanns solo debut, an all original album of outrageous poetically abstract music created live and without overdubs on a buchla 200e electric music box, one of the rarest and most sought after electronic music instruments. working on the platform since 2013, kai niggemann has become one of germanys leading artists who perform live with a buchla 200e. his style is an electro-acoustic storytelling, a clubby dreamscape and a poetically-abstract kraut-infused energetic mix of new elektronische musik with contemporary club culture. nerds love the technology and clubbers love the throbbing drive of the basslines. its all improvised and recorded live in berlin — yet it sounds meticulously crafted in a dark basement studio throughout the entire last winters.
amsterdams worst kept secret makes it back to unknown precept with his long-awaited album and first solo output since the acclaimed divine bovine tape mini-album. inspired by an evening spent in a restaurant next to a car demolition site, eindkrak s long player debut echoes the distant sound of steel being crushed and cars pressed into cubes. all this noise, in combination with the taste of good italian food, lead to the eleven tracks making up for the aptly titled brullend staal — loosely translated to weeping steel. a leisurely stroll on crumpled metal sheets, the acidic hints of oxidized metal and the smell of gasoline. inaudible and distorted vocals as if smothered by the clatter and smokestacks of steel factories. eindkrak s first full-length is all about this disquietude made of melted and straightened scrap metal. a resounding and tumultuous din. try to eat some nice gnocchis while listening to this album, and you ll see what it is all about.
GEBAECK IN THE DAYS - LIVE IN HAMBURG 2016 (2LP+DVD)
2x12" Vinyl D19.12.17
liebe leser, früher war alles, früher. bevor der denkmalschutz und die alterszipperlein für uns zu beherrschenden themen werden, hatten wir letzten oktober mit allerhand gästen und weggefährten für drei abende im hamburger mehr! theater am großmarkt rückwärts geguckt. mit dj exel. pauly (deine freunde), sven regener (zatopek, element of crime), boy, fatoni, dj rabauke (eins zwo), der tobi & das bo (5 sterne deluxe) blickten wir zurück in eine versunkene welt der jahre zwischen 1992 und 2000. damals, als wir lernten, auf den bühnenbrettern nicht auszurutschen (fragt mal boris!), am mikrophon nicht zu kapseln und unbeschriebene landkarten der hiesigen rap music vollzukritzeln ... klaro, die music ham wir direkt digital gespeichert, ein paar minikameras liefen mit während der show und im garderobenkeller, anlässlich von gesprächen über früher. unser plan: die herumfliegenden einzelteile zu einem schönen souvenir aus sound & vision zusammenzuklotten für alle, die mit uns waren und die unerlaubt fehlenden schwänzer. gönnt euch (das)! fettes brot
exzellenter sampler mit 16 superben soul/r&b-raritäten, deren gesamter sammlerwert heutzutage bei über 6.000 us-dollar liegt. the nightriders mit ihrer perle -lookin for my baby- (1959, sue records) macht alleine fast die hälfte davon aus. ferner dabei: paul perryman, vernon harrell, earl king, mike robinson, u.v.a. eine wahre schatzgrube!
four tracks of stunning french disco in a wide range of styles: from 80 s afrobeat to underground canadian cosmic groove, here is another bullet from the parisian gang!
a1/ guehi jean pantalon s craqué guéhi jean is a key figure of ivorian music and many of his records mixing funk, jazz and afrobeat are sought after nowadays. having left africa in order to make it in france, he recorded this digital afrobeat hit in paris, then went back to his native country where he died in 2012. despite his talent, guéhi jean didn t get the recognition he deserved.
a2/ michel conte & cie s magoshan a disco anthem composed for quebec cultists wearing flares, or the main theme from an obscure series? anyway it is time to acclaim magoshan s pulsing come back on the dancefloor!
b1/ jean-michel gascuel s dominus this french composer who collaborated with pierre schaeffer was also a great lyricist working for the likes of vivian vee or suzy andrews, and a fashion designer. with its latin touch, this track is a little ufo standing out of the rest of his french productions, so let us be blessed by dominus domine dominarum.
b2/michel robidoux les planètes this track by composer michel robidoux featured on a kidisk with a book called -visitons les planètes avec goldorak- and was released in canada in 1980. this incredible space jam was chosen as a macaroon for this new ep – our tribute to an amazing composer who wrote more than 325 songs and even collaborated with leonard cohen.
REALITY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT (VIA APP & WAX STAG REMIX)
12" Vinyl BE05.12.17
musar is honoured to revive the electronic-synth legend, manasyt, with a new five-track ep as part of a three-ep series. including a pair of remixes by brooklyns wonder girl via app and wax stag, an occasional collaborator with bibio and clark.
orson bramley has a long-standing legacy in uk electro history as part of the transparent sound production crew, and hes been recently aligned with robin balls memory box parties in london where he s been able to display his years of experience whipping machines into funky configurations in a live environment. this release speaks to that experience, with the various versions of then again punching out an irresistible sermon of crafty synth lines, swooping strings and crisp beats. ball steps up for two remixes on the flip that equally reside in the electro realm, but come at the component parts from a different rhythmic angle. one refined idea done five ways what more do you need to know?
wonderwheel is happy to welcome in montreal based producer & don dada poirier for his first release on the label, the be alright ep. moving away from the traditional dancehall, dub and soca sounds he s become known for, poirier delivers a 4 track of afro-house influenced dancefloor firestarters. sowia heads to south east africa with it s floating guitar hooks, big bassline, and vocals in portugese from canadian-moçambican singer samito. ginobili goes into deeper territory with four to the floor drums, heavily chopped percussion, and a hypnotizing distorted mbira line, while camera continues the tropical vibe with a nod to semba with its driving guitar lines, staccato synth lines and thumping drums. antilles trax rounds it out as the extended instrumental version of sowia
the invariants is back with a fourth release on his self-titled imprint. after recent outings on the dutch labels delsin records and nous klaer, the amsterdam based producer steps back into his own world and delivers four trademark acidic machine work-outs. dreamy atmospheres, slo-mo electro patterns and a powerful haunting ambient piece as a closer.
70er-jahre-perlen aus dem archiv des britischen marktführers für produktionsmusik.
diese doppel-lp aus dem hause bbe ist in erster linie für djs und beataffine produzenten gedacht. doch auch freunde eigentümlich-spezieller und wundervoll-mysteriöser sounds dürften ihre freude an dem vinyl haben. der sampler wurde von den beiden versierten kompilationsspezialisten mr thing und chris read zusammengestellt. er enthält eine außergewöhnliche sammlung von 23 library-stücken, die aus dem gigantischen archiv von cavendish music stammen. das 1937 als boosey & hawkes recorded music library gegründete unternehmen ist marktführer für produktionsmusik in großbritannien und weltweit mit dependenzen vertreten. mr thing und chris read erhielten erstmals 2014 im rahmen eines sampleprojekts zugang zum cavendish-archiv. bei ihren grabungen entdeckten die beiden eine sammlung mit aufnahmen aus den 1970er-jahren, die bis heute nichts von ihrer frische und originalität verloren haben. die schönsten perlen daraus finden sich auf -the library archive- wieder. sie reichen von tagträumerischen scores im stile lalo schifrins bis zu atmosphärischen proto-hip-hop-instrumentals.
new york’s dj spider returns to rekids with four murky vinyl-only cuts this november. a highly respected label owner, dj spider is well known for helming esteemed imprints like plan b, sub level sounds and btu music. as a producer he has made appearances on the likes of the trilogy tapes, bleed, killekill and vanguard sound!, whilst last year saw him make his debut on rekids. returning to the imprint, the american artist follows dj deep, jon hester and fbk for the fourth outing in the rekids special projects vinyl series. opening with ‘mobius strip revisited’, a squelching bass line and rolling percussive loops underpin ethereal pads and airy atmospheres before an extended keyboard solo plays over inspired chord progressions and a grooved low-end to give ‘antikythera mechanism part 2’ an improvised feel. on the flip we have ‘sub-atomic vibrations’, providing a series of irresistible lead synth melodies and crunchy drum compositions followed by ‘struggles with phantoms’, an unrelenting rhythm section lays the foundation for an evolving mid-range giving the release a stylish close
van morrison verliert keine zeit. nicht einmal ein jahr nach seinem 36. album »keep me singing« veröffentlicht der nordirische musiker 2017 bereits einen neuen longplayer: hier ist »roll with the punches«.
insgesamt 15 titel warten auf der platte, darunter fünf neue van-morrison-originale und eine persönliche auswahl an r’n’b- und bluesklassikern, darunter stücke von bo diddley, mose allison, sister rosetta tharpe und lightnin’ hopkins.
einen ersten vorgeschmack auf die platte gab es bereits mit der single »bring it on home to me«, die im original von sam cooke stammt.
für die aufnahme und produktion des neuen albums arbeitete van morrison mit einigen hochkarätigen kollegen zusammen, darunter paul jones, jeff beck, jason rebello und chris farlowe.
seven years into its celebrated journey, life and death assembles its third and most adventurous compilation to date - displaced soundtracks. for the first instalment in a new series, dj tennis has given free rein to some of his most trusted contemporaries, enabling many of todays most respected dance music producers to display their hidden talents as composers. gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of life and deaths perpetual evolution. duncan gray embraces dissonance, black merlin, appleblim and artefakt go interstellar and fango channels post-punk squat music. hades rocket showcases the expertly-sequenced synth work that has graced simian mobile discos illustrious career, while redshape revisits all the right sides of 80s wave and library music. danny daze and synth-savant kink embrace non-standard tempi with great success, while axel boman delivers sitar-laced gospelhouse without a bass drum. elsewhere, your favourite producers favourite producer, stimming, teams up with pianist lambert and the pair learn to fly. inspired and challenging, life and death ventures into their eighth year confidently, constantly evolving without compromise.
this album has been many years in the making. around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like krs-one and raekwon. we wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio, we did however make lots of -one mic- recordings onto a mini-disk player. tom kept hold of all of these recordings and in 2011 send copies of everything to the rest of the band. a short list of 30 were chosen to record properly. a basic studio was booked, and recording began, initially it was pretty basic, just drums, bass & keys with guitars overdubbed the following day. with these foundation rhythm tracks tom went away and edited them, creating structure, extra layers and demo mixes. these demo mixes were used to send to mcs. it was decided to go with american mcs as the type of thing we listened to when we wrote a lot of our material was classic 90s hip hop. el da sensei & sadat x were the first to respond to our request, and soon features were flying through ever other week. we actually had enough material for 2 albums, but picked what we wanted to represent our first release and continued to develop the material, including adding session musicians for harps, brass, strings and cuts. we chose 4 tracks to create videos for and got the ball rolling with various video makers. the final year was spent mixing, sequencing and deciding on artwork. the title cinder hill is reference to where the band spent many afternoons practicing at john & joe’s parent’s house, their mum maggie passed away in 2016 and the album is dedicated to her for her endless support and love for the music.
after their first baby steps with two digital releases, the leipzig based label old new records is finally making its leap to the stairs made of vinyl. each artist is involved by heart, willing to contribute something for the higher goal, called good music. in the end they forged a record of different styles, like house, deephouse, nufunk or beatz. so welcome to the musical soap opera about a circle of friends and their reflection of musical taste – welcome to old new records.
nice price deal !!! in his restless quest for the funk, sex judas invites 6 funkateers from the norwegian underground + partner in crime, ricky to remix some golden oldies. the mixes on display are full of the vigilante attitude flowing thru the current northern scene, where dirt and funk still is the modus operandi. tracks are taken from the trilogy of ep s released on tim paris marketing label between 2011-2015 and serves as a warm up to the sex judas album coming this winter!
top-compilation mit fokus auf den 1970er modern soul, als nach der Ära des northern soul die produktionen üppiger und großzügiger arrangiert wurden. trotz zahlreicher einzelner reissues erblicken viele titel hier erstmals in neuer top-qualität das licht der welt. feat. patti austin, margie joseph, linda clifford, timeless legend, ben e. king, dede schwartz, crystal motion, rick sheppard, gerald sims, tsu tornadoes, u.v.a.
antique fragments ep is the third release of our kommuna tapes imprint. the a side starts with a quirky fast-paced track created by a mysterious producer named schematix in 1997. thinktank, an electro/breakbeat act who signed his first and unique ep only a few years later in 2000, takes us on a punchy yet dreamy techno journey. on the flip side, after schematix undusted his hardware to extract the stems for the occasion, wizard sergio moreira mastered the challenge of creating a slower and deeper version of the track, while upcoming madrid talent javier moreno closes the release with a bouncy acid burner. track by track, we build a kommuna of artists who share our insatiable appetite for music discovery, guided by a certain vision of the dancefloor: deep stripped-down grooves, sometimes challenging, always with character.
oddball japanese electro-fueled vocoder funk with occasional raps from the 80s, including unreleased material. japanese electro original, minoru hoodoo fushimi, self-released four albums. two vinyl lps and two cds between 1985 and 1992. melbourne s left ear records have selected twelve tracks, for a double vinyl retrospective. 10 tracks from minoru s four albums and a further two unreleased tracks from the archives.
the annual deep love compilation has become one of our most important releases to showcase what dirt crew recordings is all about. it gives us the chance to highlight and welcome new faces alongside the residents who keep the deep music we stand for alive. this year more than ever we have artists from all over the world, from japan to canada and lithuania to austria represented. the man the mythàmr. nightcrawler himself is back with another masterpiece
assemble music brings together four more producers at the forefront of today’s fine minimal/house/electro scene. eklo boss seuil kicks things off with jam, a slowly-unfolding confection of metallic percussion and rolling bass set against a meditative, minor backdrop. his fellow half baked resident robin ordell brings a tipsy-sounding vibe to mobsiw, each element swaying its way around the others in an off-key dance. les points’ barbir adds detroit hats to a no-shits-given breakbeat and suspends it in time, before finally a 4/4 kick comes to put feet back on the ground. finally, traffic founders martyné and jacob draw on more contemporary breaks and electro influences on electronetto, with that laissez-faire swing with which their label has become synonymous.
a comprehensive compilation, the first of its kind, of the avant-garde and experimental music scene of latin america from 1976 to the late 1980s. featuring pioneering artists from peru (miguel flores, manongo mujica), ecuador (amauta), mexico (decibel, via lactea, jorge reyes), venezuela (musikautomatika, miguel noya), costa rica (autoperro), argentina (quum), uruguay (carlos da silveira), brazil (grupo um), chile (malalche) and colombia (banda dispersa de la madre selva). includes booklet with liner notes by luis alvarado and artist photos.
emmanuel’s “rave culture” is a record that pushes the boundaries of techno to another level. “rave culture” is his first full-length on the label bringing 2x12” round of wax. ten cuts that are committed to fill a space in the rave scene that no one else has done in terms of power, experimentation, work of soul and most of all showing respect for the old-school way of doing things. this lp is his largest achievement yet and aims to showcase who he is.
emmanuel directs the listener to unknown territory keeping them very concentrated on a rave scenario, but also giving them different reasons to think, act & explode - all with the right balance. deadly floor massacre weapons and well crafted heavy bass works elevate to a modern way of thinking as well as challenging the dancer to think forward and get inspired.
rave has never been so alive and this is the testimony of it all.