ADDICTED TO DISASTER & WORLDBRIDGER - DISPERSAL ALBUM SAMPLER (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl NL17.11.14
kontext is an alias of stanislav sevostyanikhin from st. petersburg, russia - well acclaimed dj and producer also known in drum&bass world as dissident, who was responsible for the one side of our own first 12inch vinyl with his track scarecrow and for numerous releases for such labels as hospital records, subtle audio, counter intelligence, alphacut and many more.
the third release in danse clubs black series is a collaborative effort between dutch tech house hero lauhaus and countryman rik woldring with a standout remix from boris werner. lauhaus has long been at the heart of the underground electronic music scene, releasing on go-to imprints like 100% pure and area remote as well as his own soweso and we dig
stanislav sevostyanikhin returns under his kontext guise with four tracks of tightest dubtech minimalism on immerse. these are his first konext productions since the impressive >dissociate< album, continuing a trajectory into widescreen dub techno and clipped, post-dubstep rhythm programming. >no more room in hell< combines the luscious atmospheres of pendle coven or bvdub with subtle glitching rhythms, while >daphnia pulex< adds glassy electronic melodies and padded subs to the equation. most interesting of all is >sattva<, rolling raga drones into his morphing dub chords and crafty future garage stabs, kinda like pole meets farben on a dusky autumnal evening. if you ever wanted a more reduced ramadanman, or a glitchier appleblim, this is well worth checking...
MACHS BESSER: 25 JAHRE DIE STERNE (2X12 INCH LP+CD)
2x12" Vinyl lp+cd D06.03.17
neben der cd und der 2lp+cd mit coverversionen erscheint eine streng limitierte prachtbox, die nicht nur diese, sondern auch bisher unveröffentlichten originalaufnahmen aus den frühen neunziger jahren, sowie einer verspäteten extended version, die die band selbst noch einmal eingespielt hat enthält. neben den coverversionen, die ja eigentlich alle die zeitlosigkeit der sterne zelebrieren, findet sich in dem in jeglicher hinsicht hochwertigen lp-boxset (gestaltet von yannick riemer von isolation berlin) dann noch etwas, das wohl doch als relikt bezeichnet werden kann. zwei demos der sterne, kleine schritte stolpern und sturm über der hallig, zeigen auf 7-inch-vinyl eine frühe version der band, ganz im charme ihrer hanseatischen jugendlichkeit (1991). die sterne selbst und erobique, sowie pollyester auf der flip, markieren auf einer ebenfalls beiliegenden disco-12-inch das andere ende des zeitstrahls (2016). so werden die beigaben plötzlich zur klammer eines kleinen universums, in dem sich aufzeigt, dass musik am schönsten ist, wenn sie nach 25 jahren bandgeschichte noch immer zwischen lustvoller virtuosität und dem charme des dilettantismus zu pendeln vermag, bringt es hendrik otremba, sänger der band messer im info zum album auf den punkt.
electric rescue is back on his own imprint to his new album, the third one and the most powerfull one no compromises techno and electronica music, a film of his 2 years past life, authentic, personnal and unique vision of the actual techno scene and life, pure ! ...
TIPTOP AUDIO RECORDS VARIOUS ARTISTS 002 ( 2X12 INCH LP + POSTER + STICKER)
2x12" Vinyl D08.02.16
the second issue of tiptop audio records attests to the labels attitude towards developing a nuanced sound set to become a standard for production.?the line-up for tiptop records includes big names of a scene now described as modular techno, which consists of a fast growing group of artists interested in expanding their compositional techniques through modular synthesizer systems. the vinyl format is a testimony to the labels dedication to produce music in a physical form. the result is a?four side, double lp packaged in original artwork (including a special poster) by italian artist matteo giampaglia, with handmade lettering by caterina scardillo. it is an invitation to a territory of oscillations, and?a trip of 10 (+ 2 extra digital) tracks that reconsiders the concept of sound design applied to electronic club music
the lead track of the ep delirium, takes influence from a number of sonic avenues providing a considered cut of dub-techno inspired house. the pairs ability to handle percussion and carefully manipulate samples results in a sophisticated swung drumbeat sitting neatly over an addictive dubbed out stab and mysterious vocal sample.
alex cortex with 2 fresh techno cuts. adventurous and slowly building trippy nervous modern tracks with almost an avantgardish cinematic feel. accompanied by strong remixed versions of florian kupfer and perseus traxx
allen saei, also known as aubrey, has the experience of a record shop owner mixed to the one of a warned label manager. his music tastes are very varied. with his first love of hip hop as a teenager moving quickly onto the emerging acid house scene from chicago, then to detroit techno and new york house, his music productions testify the perfect knowledge of all three genres.
maybe this is a mirage, an illusion? maybe we are on another planet, or maybe we are in the spaceship going to another planet? maybe we are all insane? possibilities, an infinite number of possibilities. we are in the darkness, nameless things with no memory-no knowledge of what went before, no understanding of what is now, no knowledge of what will be. - this can easily describe what absys limited sublabel is offering us soon with kontext studio album, dispersal.
support & feedbacks from : theo parrish, rick wade, jus-ed, boo williams, luke hess, benjamin brunn, ron deacon, duijn etc.... lonely happiness is the debut album by damien zala (24 years old, french producer) on his own rowtag label. this album with many influences is a subtile travel between differents deep house inspirations, ideas come from ambient music, soul, funk, jazz but also movies and damien s homeland (south of france). all tracks have been produced with analog hardware, a recorder and a few old vinyls samples.
dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesnt disappoint. the mix comes as a double cd and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks. these include a brand new original from dj tennis featuring fink and called certain angels, plus new tennis versions of tunes by pole and frank brettschneider, and finally an unreleased track, paratrooper, from acclaimed tel aviv duo red axes. in programming these two diverse, eclectic and yet coherent rides, dj tennis shows off his singular knack for nailing an aesthetic that is subversive yet seductive in equal measure.