first chapter of cassette beat tape series most blunted is a debut from warsaw-based producer and live performer bass jan other (privately an acclaimed visual artist, illustrator and graphic designer jan estrada-osmycki). stylistically, washed by waves varies from dub techno jams to syncopated, jazz-funk-oriented beats with lots of pads, space and random events. technically, the album consists of layers of sculpted synthetic sounds made using a teenage engineering op-1, a yamaha dx7 and digital production. produced in limited run of 100 purple cassettes with risography artwork designed by author himself. each item includes a free digital download code.
50th anniversary double vinyl edition - “sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band” as you have never heard it before! record one contains all original album tracks in a new stereo mix by giles martin. record two contains the sgt. pepper studio sessions, mixed by giles martin.
best selling sophomore albums are one of the music industry’s rarest gems. one example of such a gem is jamiroquai’s second album “return of the space cowboy”. improving on their infectious blend of funky r&b and acid jazz, jamiroquai delivered “return of the space cowboy” in 1994, hitting the charts with a vengeance and amassing global recognition as the leading pop funk band.
incredibly groovy and tight, jamiroquai expanded their compositions into the realms of jazz and this was accompanied by a positive but critical message regarding human rights and environmental issues. the hits “space cowboy” and “light years” propelled “return of the space cowboy” into all-time favourite status among alternative pop lovers all over the world. now with enhanced and remastered audio, pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
4 TO THE FLOOR PRESENTS FOURTH FLOOR RECORDS (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK25.04.17
fourth floor was a major us player in supporting the london garage scene in the late nineties. responsible for very early releases from todd terry (known as masters at work at the time) the imprint also released seminal classics from fallout, the morning after and arnold jarvis, take some time out both of which made the cut for this double 12inch release. included on this 8-track package are some contemporary edits from luke solomon of rhythm faktor dream on (organ grinder mix) and love root funky emotions (another mix), plus outstanding records from royal orchestra, m.o.d.e., bamboo and the break boys. 4 to the floor presents fourth floor records is part of the 4 to the floor series. lovingly selected and compiled by luke solomon, the 4 to the floor series also delves into the movin records, sub-urban, faya combo, soulfuric and slip n slide catalogues, digging for those lightbulb moments of musical discovery. fulfilling his role as your friendly record shop assistant, lukes 4 to the floor series comes correct with brand new vinyl lp collections and digital albums from these now legendary house labels, plus official label merch to accompany all of the releases, for that full rack-raiding experience.
the american boogie down finally makes it on vinyl! to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the groundbreaking compilation by jerome derradji & rob sevier (numero), past due records, the reissue division of still music is finally releasing this incredible selection or rare and lost boogie funk and disco from the midwest and beyond on wax. the dlp includes an exclusive poster with liner notes by rob sevier and artwork by al kent
anthiliawaters has set out to explore the cold and almost isolated unknown with their stunningly lush detroit-influenced album. warm, jazzy synth pads supplying a melodic counterpart to the softly crunching, electro-tinged beats. a solid home listening fare for the living room that draws parallels to the beautiful and mysterious world of drexciya and almost continues the journey of the highly popular the other people place -lifestyles of the laptop cafe-.
when tripping around, sight becomes blurred, sound turns to noise, but scent remains genuine. attractive or repulsive they stimulate the everyday. the equilibrium is essential. scented trip mimics this balance between monotony and interest for you to feel. hooks and harmonies drive one side, while repetition pushes the flip.
theo conard, also known as paxton fettel delivers his second lp on greta cottage workshop. entirely produced by mr fettel its an exemplary mix of predominantly instrumental contemporary jazz funk, sometimes featuring the vocal talents of one olivia lincoln.. from the very beginning it is totally and utterly heartfelt - until the floor churning and brazenly life affirming end his emotions are worn firmly on his sleeve. its a serious embodiment of proper fusion and a testament to a phenomenal producer progressively pushing his work in a playful, honest, admirable and honourable way whilst not taking himself too seriously!
keep on keeping on, that’s what they say. we are here at hizou. so we are delighted to be back with this the ninth release on our main label, another exciting various artists affair and a follow-up to the well-received limited edition ep, keepin’ the legacy. first up is the house music equivalent of a heavyweight tag-team in the shape of respected veterans chez damier and abacus, producers with credentials so impressive and lengthy it’s eye-watering, alongside the rising talent that is jorge caiado (balance/groovement). the trio’s dub mix of their cut closer is proper deep-down-and-dirty bumpin’ house of the old-school kind. another man with an impeccable pedigree, in-demand musician and producer james duncan (le systeme/real soon), makes a welcome return to the label with the hypnotic 416 zone dub, an irresistible groover aimed squarely at the more discerning dance floor. making his debut here at hizou is yet another seasoned artist, jacksonville, owner of doppler records and gun-for-hire with the likes of atmospheric existence and inner shift. having eyed his chugging and infectious twilight industries from afar, we are delighted to finally nail it onto our vinyl. keeping the fire burning and more than holding his own in such fine company is label head satore, who unleashes his inner disco diva with the groovy, souldrenched keep on.
discodromos cocktail d amore label continues to turn out the goods after an especially productive year, rounding things off by reaching out to the violet hour for a 12inch that should worm its way into a wide variety of party scenarios. one morning in the future is an emotive slice of synth-led electro that will surely shine through for those who want a romantic start to the night, while ultraviolet sports a throbbing bassline that could easily see its disco tones edged into a more house-oriented set. prisoner of love is more lean in terms of arrangement, but the dubby fx processing lends it a psychedelic quality that will go down a treat in the early hours of the dance.
2016 ist es so weit: mit »the real royal albert hall 1966 concert« gibt es endlich den echten mitschnitt des legendären konzertes auf doppel-lp.
ursprünglich war nämlich schon 1998 ein album mit diesem titel als bootleg-variante erschienen. dabei handelt es sich jedoch fälschlicherweise um die aufnahme einer show aus manchester, statt aus der royal albert hall.
with many new roads traveled over the last few years, the gaslamp killer is back with the full-length lp instrumentalepathy. glk will initiate his new imprint cuss records with instrumentalepathy. french surrealism artist albane simon designed the cover, supplying an array of psychedelic imagery that contains a brilliant sense of connection to glk’s music & the chaos he’s survived. instrumentalepathy features an impressive cast of artists tied closely to glk over his music career with brainfeeder, low end theory and beyond. guests include gonjasufi, miguel atwood ferguson, niki randa, kid moxie, mophono, amir yaghmai and the heliocentrics. it’s been over a decade since glk and gonjasufi have collaborated on new music, bringing the two natives of san diego back together for something truly special.
kanja records is sincerely honored to present its second vinyl release, based on a concept called sunday mornings. with this series of releases we will focus on that warm up, early morning, after party gems and slowly fading away from peak time music. our philosophy behind this concept is that the focus goes to the tracks being timeless, and music that you can listen to in every time of day and night. music that offers a vast variety, but in the end coming together in that sweet and warm morning glory.
vaghe is a man of few words. he wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off ghosts and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called the full stream ahead. who is this quiet, determined man and what are these ghosts he seeks? the small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks. if vaghe is going to find the treasure he seeks, he will need more help and information than the inhabitants of these beleaguered outposts can offer. he needs to find a larger cluster of civilization, but he’ll have to survive the trip to get there, first… following his 2014 ‘sweet sixteen’, and his 2015 ‘abstract speed + sound’ other people is pleased to announce the full stream ahead: the prologue by turin’s daniele mana aka vaghe stelle. previously associated with italian label gang of ducks and a current member of production group one circle with fellow nationals lorenzo senni and a:ra, daniele’s roots in the emerging italian production scene run deep and place him at its center.
camila fuchs (meaning fox in german) are the london based experimental electronic duo of camila de laborde and daniel hermann-collini (from mexico and munich respectively). after pursuing solo endeavours in various projects both camila and daniel left their native countries and gravitated towards london due to its vibrant and eclectic attitudes to different cultures and the arts.
padre himalaya second release counts with 5 tracks from the portuguese artist silvestre. this ep describes how sports help silvestres life. he likes to run and he produced a few tracks where he goes back in time when he was doing bodyboard while living in portugal.
kanja records is sincerely honored to present its first vinyl release, based on a concept called sunday mornings. with this series of releases we will focus on that warm up, early morning, after party gems and slowly fading away from peak time music. our philosophy behind this concept is that the focus goes to the tracks being timeless, and music that you can listen to in every time of day and night. music that offers a vast variety, but in the end coming together in that sweet and warm morning glory.
beautiful mix of spoken word and gospel songs, originally only put out on cassette, gets it first lp release! followers of light in the attic output might have a pang of recognition on reading the name frierson. that was the surname of wendy rene, whose work was collected into the 2012 lita anthology after laughter comes tears, and indeed, johnnie frierson is wendys brother, a fellow member of her mid 60s stax four-piece the drapels.
our little label have grown static, we reached the fourth vinyl release. -times- it call, and brings it to the point. the young producers maurits and luca barletta done a really good job. with their different styles they took you on a journey in time and space. luca barletta made a tune reduced on old school beats with some dub chords. that brings every house lover a smile in the face and make them dance until there is no tomorrow. maurits an awesome talented young producer made a modern deep techno track. with dry beats and huge basses. straight forward through the night, that is the maxim of his sound. including some remixes from chris bc & rhadow enjoy the pre listening. support our label and the upcoming artists.
on the a side scm provides the perfect blend of analog synths, heavy kick drums and a badass bass line ranging from fuzzy voices to contagious latin samples. on the flip the berlin based label delivers a very rare recordings of his guest chicago’s jordan fields. these experiments were recorded directly to tape and lost till now!
deep88 presents his new lp ‘the black album’. this double-vinyl houses his personal style that is reminiscent of the sounds of a bygone era whether the depth and warmth of new jersey and italian house, a dose of sun-soaked balearic or primitive raw jams synonymous with chicago.
the btrax records label is back after few years off, and we are sure that new ep will not disappointed you. we are very proud to put out 2 stunning tracks made by one of the label founder : ben men from paris - france.french electronic music scene activist since the early 1990s, ben men is a multifaceted artist, both dj, records dealer, producer and party promoter. since 2001, ben men s btrax parties are hosted at legendary rex club. co-founder of the label -btrax records” with releases of the legendary 7 scan from detroit, vince watson, electric rescue, scan x, julian jeweil, mr c... he was co-founder and manager of record stores statik and basement trax records from 1996 to 2002.just a quick description of the tracks, “the journey” is… as you can imagine, a musical journey track clearly dedicated to the label influences. landscapes of twisting textures, brooding melodics which embarks upon a stunningly trippy journey of it s own.“morning glory” a straight-up slice detroit-infused melodic techno, adds a tough drum line and sweeping touches, as his signature style shines through
there are also more frosty cuts that sound like a chilly autumn walk, tracks that feature emotive neo-classical piano pieces and suggestively rhythmic compositions that sooth your mind. the second half of the record touches on church like passages of synth heavy sounds, strikingly sad violins and lo-fi arrangements that sound, one hopes, a little like what you might hear as you pass from this life to the next.
studio one showcase brings together a new fine selection of classic tracks from horace andy, freddy mcgregor, johnny osbourne, lone ranger, sugar minott, the heptones, wailing souls and other seminal reggae artists all recorded at studio one in the 1970s.
chuuwee and jr & ph7 pay tribute to sactown with the south sac mack. jr & ph7 and chuuwee are pleased to announce news of their collaborative lp, the south sac mack. the project brings the german production duo together with the sacremento spitter for 17 breezy tracks that epitomize the sound of the new west. the south sac mack will give listeners a street level perspective of sactown.
for the last 50 years, american popular music has been filled with the timeless songs of jimmy webb and here, flannelgraph records helps to continue that legacy with still on the line: a tribute to jimmy webb.
over the last 12 years, kel mckeown, or kelpe, has carved himself a unique perch in the uk s electronic underground. across several full-lengths, eps and remix projects, his misfit electronica has managed to cohere a staggeringly deep spectrum of influence along the way. a natural son and heir to generation warp and the fathers of krautrock, his pioneering experiments in the early 00s also positioned him as one of many stylistic precursors to the arrival of la s now-sprawling beat scene. much like scene-savants prefuse 73 and dimlite, kelpe has remained an enormously respected stalwart of the fringes, always dabbling variously in sampleheavy beat-craft, oddball ambient, and more recently dancefloor-ready club grub.
special remarks : 12 inch with full colour printed sleeve vital sales points: - first release for new label run by popular nts show noise in my head - mini documentary currently in production with thump - dj support from andras fox, lexx, zaltan antinote, alexis le-tan, redlightrecords crew, suzanne kraft
mr. beatnick returns to dba after a two year hiatus following his synthetes trilogy series, with a new direction and a 4 track ep which represents his most floor-focussed work to date. opening cut stutter is an immaculately crafted deep techno bomb which features the trademark sound familiar to fans of the london producers work, whilst title track formed in the stance and flip-side obsidian morning explore an eyes-down, moody, broken sound which will no doubt ring a bell for devotees of the seminal co-op nights
enjoy the legend that is quincy jones on 180gr vinyl. the successful bandleader, composer, arranger, producer and instrumentalist recorded a lot of songs. this release focuses on his time at mercury between 1959 and 1962. included are the classic tracks “soul bossa nova”, “desfinado” and “moanin”.
none of the adjectives mentioned above apply for the albums of don mccaslin s warmth. born in tacoma washington in 1926, don moved to the san jose area during the first year of life. he took a few piano lessons as a child, but it was boogie woogie music that really inspired him. while attending san jose state he formed a band which had piano, guitar, vibes, bass and drums. following his graduation from college, don played music on the weekends and worked as a high school english teacher for fifteen years. then in 1970 he quit his teaching job and moved to santa cruz, making music his main pursuit. in 1971 he was invited to bring a jazz combo to play at a political rally. the event took place in the patio of the 19th century courthouse building, now called the cooper house. the owner told don that he was putting a sidewalk cafe there and invited him to play on opening day. don ended up playing there until the 1989 earthquake ruined the beautiful old building.