nice price deal !!! nineties techno hero aphrohead announces his resurrection with an innovative new album for crosstown rebels. a welcome return for a stunning album courtesy of felix da housecat techni moniker: aphrohead.
six years after the release of acclaimed greatest hits and rarities collection daptone gold, daptone records announces the release of daptone gold ii. where the original put a spotlight on daptones unique sonic mission, daptone gold ii reveals just how far things have come, packed with favourites from the last six years, along with tracks previously unavailable or only obtainable via 45. the release also follows daptones 2014 super soul revue, a series of shows that saw the entire daptone roster perform together, culminating in three sold out nights at the world famous apollo theater. this new double album brings fans up to date with the brooklyn label that has become a premier source of new soulful music and a model for independent labels everywhere. the double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a 32x27 inch poster, daptone logo iron-on and download code.
part 1 of editors kutz 005 pressed on hot pink vinyl feat cuts from luvless / trujillo / jean claude gavri & label boss vinyladdicted who teams up with sleazy mcqueen to round things off nicely. with edits and reworks on little known or impossible to find originals, and some beloved classics, this release covers various disco styles, keeping the right balance between the uptempo and lowtempo vibes. limited repress act fast.
full instrumentation in cayetanos studio in athens, then the band takes over and changes the sounds with the physical instruments in thessaloniki and back to athens again for the final mix. only bound friends and great professionals like them could make this sound so easy. the mix is over, here comes mastering. enrico mercaldis magic ears help the project to reach the stars for one more time. and now the magic begins.tower of power, the intro or better a summary of the album.
retarded alligator beats is the next installment of alchemists instrumental lp series, featuring unreleased beats that have not appeared on any other record in any other format. recorded in the summer of 2013 in alchemists own alc laboratories in santa monica, retarded alligator beats showcases another dimension of als repertoire, with his production taking center stage aside from a memorable action bronson appearance. hand drawn artwork by vice art director nick gazin.
deep disco warrior the revenge turns in an epic hypnotic mix of slow burning house nailed down by analogue bass and acid. using a filtered vocal it builds slowly as the bottom end is tweeked towards a mesmeric journey through minimal wigged out disco. sleazy mcqueen and romano arcaini turn in a disco inflected house mix with congas, spaces out synths and enough dynamics to keep any dancefloor bubbling. it builds with added percussion and a filtered pad before the lead hits the break and the track comes back in with even more wallop. drug empire is an original off the album and has had support from the likes of rune lindbaek, crazy p’s hot toddy and horse meat disco. said to be inspired by theo parrish’s productions it’s a delicious slice of bass driven deep disco with a nod to the looser end of detroit and chicago. it’s all about the fully locked in three note analogue moog bass which holds down the grooved out drums before breaking to jazzy rhodes at the end. one for the heads.
THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE (1992-2015) (2X12 INCH LP,140 G VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl, 140 g UK30.06.15
despite only a few releases, the electronic deep house sound of vibraphone records and the production team behind it had a major impact on the international 1990s dance scene. the original 90s vinyl are now considered precious collectors items. revitalized by an increasingly new young audience interest this label has reached a cult status and it is now been re-launched via juno records. produced by the true underground sound of rome team all the tracks included in this rereleased are characterized by a heavenly atmosphere and a cinematic sound. this 2x12inch ep contains the analog re-mastered version of the original 6 tracks first released in 1992 plus 2 new bonus tracks.
with a magnificent compilation dial records celebrate their 15th anniversary! all offers a collection of exclusive works by long related label artists and friends. part 1 of the vinyl 12 inch edition features contributions by stefan tcherepnin, dj richard, christian naukoks, pantha du prince and queens.
resin kicks off 2015 in monstrous style by introducing perth drug legend to the front line. the demented project of liam robertson, one half of the mighty clouds. with the broxden burners ep on west end communications and a remix on canadas turbo recordings, resin is very excited to introduce clubbers guide to craigie, a session of dark sludgy scottish techno.
veteran nyc synth master gavin russom joins l.i.e.s. with an outstanding three track ep. ... epic, tense, and driving russom goes for the throat crafting beautifully produced functional club tracks that teeter on the edge of the deepest psychedelic realm. with hints of many different electronic strains creeping into his productions, we get the full specturm and see this talented producer doing some of his best work in recent times, the hidden gem being the b-side s closing track, the telstar file.
mannequin records is proud to present a full length by the philly minimal-synth princess void vision. void vision is a philadelphia-based electronic project helmed by shari vari. it began around 2009 at a time when a wave of synth-revivalists were materializing, but the quality of the songwriting and intense vocals set the band apart from the pack. in a rare instance, void vision has managed to combine vintage dance elements with melodic structures, haunting melancholy, and lyrics that have a palpable soul. the songs themselves are dynamic, referencing a cross-section of the last 30 years of electronic music, while simultaneously retaining a uniqueness all their own
elisa ambrogio, die frontfrau der magik markers, veröffentlicht ihr solo-debütalbum mit dem titel *the immoralist*. 10 großartige songs von einer selbstbewußten jungen amerikanerin, die in der besten weiblichen singer/songwriter tradition narrativ spannende geschichten musikalisch erzählt.
SOUL SAFARI PRESENTS TOWNSHIP JIVE & KWELA JAZZ VOL.3 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL11.11.14
soul safari started as a blog to showcase the music of africa with a strong emphasis on south africa. now in its 6th year, soul safari is proud to present the third volume of the compilation township jive & kwela jazz, a collection of rare gems originally released as shellac 78s in the period 1960-1965 in south africa.
after nearly a year has passed by - and kitted out with heavy hitting drum timbres, hook laden nuances and a textured palette of unique effects - south african born esa makes a welcome return to the burek family fold with another ep that skirts the boundaries of the dance-floor and soaks up the sights and sounds of those on the peripheral edges. a family thats consisted of many strays and deviants being welcomed in, esas ep is another mellifluous fit for the croatian based house label that prides itself on beats that drip with greasy flavour and a fine follow on from his killer ‘serenity in a forbidden place ep for the label in july of 2013.
this october, the compilation disco sympathy will be released on versatile. it’s author is vidal benjamin, an outstanding dj / digger, considered by his pals as one of the most brilliant in his category. and that says a lot! here he makes us rediscover the sound that was so characteristic of a certain early eighties french scene: wacky, happy, dancing and at times even poetic. one begins to travel through an era during which the french producers were not afraid to tackle disco, american boogie, british and german synth wave, to present us their version: french, poppy and above all... fun!as a prelude, before releasing the compilation, versatile will come with limited 33 rpm and 45 rpm maxis, on which every track has undergone an editing treatment by mysterious french producers: jean-marc misère (last sighted somewhere near london), dj ringardos (who, since his last versatile release in 2008, chose roman exile), alt (already spotted on the edits du golem and on the us label black disco), and of course vidal benjamin himself, accompanied by gilbert cohen - the boss. on the 45 rpm you ll find no-one less than jeff lasson, of the get a room! duo, who came through with flying colors. and as a bonus beat: misère on the b-side.
the companion remix album to *evaluations*, *evaluated* contains 10 remixes by roladex, xiu, soft riot, phosphor, castratii, heinrich dressel and more. also includes free download coupon with 4 bonus remixes by pleasure curses, spatial relation, dylan god and vygr. limited edition of 250 copies on clear vinyl.
its been a year since the first release of the successful editors kutz series and the mysterious imprint hits back with its fourth installment, this time on a special 180 gram vinyl pressing. love is the message coming hand-in-hand with this release and the package includes a quartet of sexy, chilling and sentimental contributions
bright sounds present their third release, from paris-based producer shlømo - owner of kindred spirit label taapion. having made a big impression in late-2013 with taapion s debut release the harvest ep (featuring conforce and stephen brown remixes), shlømo now presents his second full solo ep: rechaïm explores similar sonic textures to those found on taapion and bright sounds releases so far - a richly layered and dense world of dub techno atmospherics with dancefloor versatility. the four tracks all allow for different aspects of shlømo s exemplary production skill to shine through, marking the producer alongside bright sounds owner and fellow parisian as producers and a&r talents to keep close watch of.
orion muzik #20 and iside music #1 as special double pack!
italian techy sounds at their best. danilo vigorito knows how to balance out his sound on this splendid 12. chordy but rolling techno patterns and atmospheric topsounds. this is hard to place in a box which makes it extra fun. where dark star is a somewhat mysterious and ethnic sounding opener the remaining two tracks are chordy techno at its best. danilo vigorito knows how to deliver.
breathtaking contemporary spiritual jazz from south africa ... when tumi mogorosi composed this suite for jazz musicians and opera vocalists he had never heard the previous successful attempts by donald byrd, max roach or mary lou williams to combine these seemingly unfriendly aesthetics. tumi, born in 1987 and already an accomplished drummer on the joburg scene, was at the time studying music at the tshwane university of pretoria where he became close friends with opera singers working on the same campus. so unlike some of his us peers tumis beliefs are not religious.
• ldnwht. london white - london based vinyl only project
• great 3rd release compilation
ldn003 sees yet another diverse selection of upfront techno in the form of a four track va. featuring exclusive tracks by token records artist inigo kennedy from london, berghain & panorama bar resident oliver deutschmann, italian co-head of children of tomorrow antonio de angelis and last but not least mirrorpress a brand new dual-alias project from londoners chris stanford and andrew wright. mastered by matt colton at alchemy studios. vinyl only, sub label project. supported by... peter van hoesen, rolando, Ø phase, rødhåd, francois x, samuli kemppi, jonas kopp, ben sims, jeroen search, answer code request, psyk and many more...
dublin-based absys records launch their newest sub-label, absys limited, with this ethereal three track ep from gdansks hatti vatti, including a stunning remix by the leading light of the autonomic scene, asc.
it is soul time down at the cassette library! produced by bob bhamra. additional production on *clavichords* by the early learning centre. mastered by sam john, precise mastering. manufactured by agr manufacturing.
MOANIZED 02 (OXIA / RAMON TAPIA / TRIPMASTAZ RMXS)
12" Vinyl NL02.05.14
moan is proud to present its new vinyl series called -moanized-. a selection of 4 bombs ready for the dancefloor! the second moanized is a huge release. on the a-side we have nikola gala remixed by superstars oxia and ramon tapia. on the other side we have leon with his unknown sexy track, and a fantastic remix by the tripmastaz.
2014 is the 10th anniversary of the san francisco based producers 40 thieves releasing their first ep and now they come through with their debut album *the sky is yours* for leng records. it will be released on two separate gatefold double lps each containing 10 tracks.
jamaican sound system classics 1945-1960
hot on the heels of the release of 2lp vinyl collectors editions of both jumping the shuffle blues and jamaica selects jump blues strictly for you, comes fantastic voyages third compilation of us jump/shuffle blues recordings, as played on the early jamaican sound systems. jump blues jamaica way is available as both an 84-track 3cd selection and also a 28-track 2lp vinyl collector’s edition, and will be of equal interest to both jamaican music fans and connoisseurs of classic us rhythm & blues.
we are proud to tell you all we have signed the australian producer dizz1! *everyday grind feat. aloe blacc* features on his first release for tru thoughts - a 300 copies limited edition red vinyl (including download code) - alongside tracks with ommas keith and warrior queen.
after the worldwide success of the galaxy of dreams album earlier this year, liquicity records is back with a fresh ep by the dutch youngster maduk. in this ep maduk is combining the dance floor vibes in believe with the mellow and soulful kings & queens on the flip side
soul safari presents volume two of the township jive & kwela jazz compilation, featuring 18 rare gems from south africa, recorded between 1930 and 1962. all titles on this compilation have been carefully handpicked from the ilam archives (the international library of african music), in grahamstown, south africa. the tracklisting represents a wide variety of styles from the golden era of jive & kwela, originally released on 78 shellac discs from small independent record companies. the compilation features rarities by the big names obviously but presents mostly obscure material from a long lost past. recorded from the original 78 rpms and professionally restored/mastered with artwork to match.