never underestimate the power of a good bassline. mark du mosch certainly doesn’t. this veteran from the harbor city of rotterdam let’s his vicious bass line creep up on you from behind on 202 ac ra. a dark and jacking club belter with clear chicago roots. the five track ep the heavens may be his debut on sohaso, du mosch has been releasing music for over fourteen years on a variety of respected underground labels, such as moustache, dekmantel and royal oak. his versatile style draws on sounds that evoke strong mental imagery and a sense of eternity, which clearly shows on the introspective resonance delay (she) on the b-side. in which a melancholic melody is supported by muffled slow motion beats. the beautiful artwork on the heavens ep is by joost stokhof, an amsterdam based graphic designer who is known for his love for detail. which makes him perfectly suited for du mosch’ subtle and well crafted dance tunes. in a normal world you would open your ep with the title track. du mosch chooses to close with it. the heavens stays true to it’s name. a harp like melody that washes ashore as foam from a greyblue northsea that calmed down after the storm. heaven indeed
sfetsas formed gfo in 1976, in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960 s avant-garde period in paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of greek traditional music. the result is a progressive-jazz fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, and performed by athens best musicians of the day.
broken arrows are sudeep menon & bill ambrose, both long time affiliates of magic waves radio and cyber dance records. here they don 4 new tracks for the vivod imprint making up their second ep. a slight departure in style from their first outing on giallo disco a couple of years ago, these tracks still have that unique mechanic box jam sound they are becoming known for. female predator kicks things off in a techno fashion. charging drums lead the way with a cool throbbing bassline. fear eats the soul is more of an instrumental 80s wave track with its laid back pads and structure looping away with ease. title track edge of darkness is the stand out track on this ep and won t fail to hypnotize. meandering pads in a cosmische style with rock solid drums , simply awesome. basic structures finishes the ep off and this is more towards their jamming style from their previous ep, more aggressive, blistering hats, slamming kicks et. great ep again from broken arrows !
nice price deal !!! titonton duvante s residual imprint has long been considered one of the most respected house-leaning labels in the game. over the course of the past two decades, the ohio-based label has housed works from some of the scene s foremost players, with the likes of boo williams, john tejada, demarkus lewis and volcov among those who ve repped the tight-knit label with distinction. the label s latest is another high point for all concerned. a v/a featuring the works of duvante & andreas saag as well as garrett david, todd sines (under his .xtrak alias) and fym, it s a wonderfully varied and exciting release that speaks volumes of the label s ability to consistently churn out top drawer house music.
macaulay is ricardo medina, a mexico city based dj producer deeply ingrained in the mexican underground techno scene (xxxtra picante, disque discos). he presents an ep full of acid drenched techno joined by tad bit of cheekiness he is known for, with rolling basslines and jacking drums making these cuts perfect for peak time weirdness. on remix duty is fellow mexico city based alejandro paz (comeme, rbma) who ups the wonkiness on techmoreno with a percussion filled heater
nandu returns for his 2nd release on connected with another unique pair of tracks, the first an african influenced song with the mesmerising vocals of oluhle, the second a 909 style acid dark dancefloor workout. 1. nandu & oluhle - umfazi omuhle (original mix)- a gentle almost cautious arrangement building slowly and ethereally with a beautiful selection of sounds and an african influenced nandu rythm with shakers and claves providing an original feel and leaving space for oluhle’s moving vocals. 2. nandu – another jam (another acid dub)- a more aggressive, upfront side from nandu. for the intense spot of the night with twisted groove of claps and percussion, heavier in the lows with a proper 909 kickdrum with the acid line coming in half way through..... hot.
max 1 per customer - soulpiction and his label have been a big inspiration for lumberjacks in hell and we are honoured to present parking lot blues ep. 4 groove snatching monsters from all sides of the disco and house spektrum.
ikeaboy is the intermittent project from damian tubbritt, who first debuted the moniker more than ten years ago. it s been a long while since any fresh material from this deep cover curio of oddball techno hit wax, but now wicked bass have done the honourable thing and gathered up this excellent trio of tracks. shape memory plies a funky line in squelchy bass and jangling delay trills, while living in the future opts for a more mysterious, pad soaked trip into spooked out electro. on the b-side dayna sports some forthright drum machine beats and epic sweeps of synths that only serve to confound any expectations you might have about the sound of ikeaboy.
chico buarque construcao revisited by l_cio is a beautiful debut project part of a doc series of releases combining classic brazilian names with doc artists and producers. l_cio (laercio schwantes) the man with the transverse flute known for some of the freshest and unique tracks coming out from brazil is behind this gemstone. increasingly building a legacy of fans following his live performances and recent releases on doc records (vazio, traffic, people talk, schwantes), this man is a non-stoppable 30 hours machine gun. on this long awaited 2-track limited edition vinyl release, l_cio and gui boratto kept the roots of this classic track construcao. however they added all the proper elements of a techno dance floor knockout. by inserting malicious baselines, flutes and strings they generated aggressive melodies while keeping all characteristics of this epic song. voted as the greatest brazilian song by rolling stones magazine, construcao was originaly recorded by chico buarque in 1971 with production by roberto menescal. released during military dictatorship, chico buarque criticizes the way of life of the brazilian workers, comparing them to machines. the song is known for its interchangeable last words, used as if they were pieces of a board game, as said by buarque. generatiions apart, construcao (l_cio & k_ri version) and construcao (l_cio & borattos deconstructed mix) are the first ever authorized remixes in over 45 years. l_cio the latest dance floor brazilian soldier, a menacing builder of beats completes an epic turnnig point by editing and lapidating a classic poetry. with a b side dub version beutifully crafted by label boss gui boratto, this limited edition pearl is finally here for our joy!
russian born anastasia vtorova is based in berlin and makes music under the name machine woman. prior to joining the technicolour ranks, she has released two 12”s - via the self-titled imprint of swedish producer peder mannerfelt (2015) and uk label where to now? (2016) - plus a handful of very limited cassettes via sacred tapes (2015), tesla tapes and ono (2014).
jad & the sends off the ladyboy (fka jad & the ladyboy) and has a going away party to celebrate. the party starts off with some sad cries (it’s always sad saying goodbye), then the yeah band starts playing to take peoples minds off their sadness, after their afrocentric set the guy who always has the discogs window open and 7 inch adapters in his pockets jumps up and plays a disco dancefloor tool designed to tease but please. now that everyone s warmed up and ready for it, the next dj drops some underground real shit which even gets a nod from the high brow dj squad in the corner. the twelve people there lose their shit. great night had by all.
w is the much-anticipated debut album of waage, a young & exciting reykjavik-based producer. his debut ep offers a spacious, texturally intoxicating and hypnotic minimal techno a journey through rhythmatic musical landscapes.aw1 is a ode to basic channel a propulsive, yet delicate, mantra. the repetitive nature of it will take a hold of the listeners and project them into previously unknown state of mind. w6 is reminiscent of some of the finest works of legendary icelandic techno producer exos, who happens to be the mentor of this young up and coming artist. the whole ep is driven by curiosity and passion, and despite some obvious influences manages to offer something fresh and exotic for the adventurous music consumer.athule records is considered by many to be a pioneers in the field of dub-influenced techno music and was a starting point for many of iceland s most renowned electronic musicians.
outstanding three track ep from the archives of caliban (a side project of london musician milton myrie a session guitar player who worked with cult uk buddhist afro and reggae band ozo as well as on the much sought after steel and skin afro punk reggae 12inch). talk about bang for ye buck. 1 side crucial oddball digital cuts, b side sounds like a uk jazz funk classic. gold print sleeve. big tip!
sensory memory marks the second installment on echovolts brand new series of mini-albums that has opened them up to more experimental fare. the first tone of those series was set by messages from a better destiny from the up-start greek outfit templeyard studios and now australian producer kane ikin is about to follow.
black truffle is extremely proud to present the first-ever vinyl issue of alvin curran’s natural history, originally released on cassette by edition giannozzo berlin in 1983. a founding member of the radical electronic improvising group musica elettronica viva, since the early 1970s curran has developed an idiosyncratic body of solo work that occupies a unique position in the post-cageian experimental tradition.
2xlp black vinyl edition. electro, breaks & scifi-disco! dagoberts intergalaktischer vierter longplayer auf dominance electricity dokumentiert den Übergang seines bisher electro-breakbeat-dominierten stils hin zu den verstärkt genre-mischenden electro-variationen seines neuen projekts masterarp. produziert seit seiner letzter veröffentlichung im jahr 2011, ziehen die für dieses album sorgfältig selektierten werke den zuhörer in dagobert s kosmos aus melodischer und rhythmischer verspieltheit irgendwo zwischen electro, breaks, space-disco und sci-fi filmmusik.
fangos non-traditional journey through the human body continues. after the first essay on interior organs viscera 1/3, its now the turn of the central nervous system to be analyzed. and here comes cerebellum, nervum and cortex, three delicate operations of surgery on the inner workings of fangos head. part 2 of a trilogy that fango conceived on the physicality of music, tracks that are going straight to your heart, to your stomach and so on. in this case its your brain and we hope to give you a nervous breakdown. enjoy.
the two previously-unreleased tracks build on katapila s international oeuvre significantly, painting a broader picture of what the iconoclastic road warrior dj-producer has been doing the past few years: making his own kind of electronic music that s both deeply personal and wildly international. the multi-layered vocal madness on the original mix of katapilas song trotro gives way to the previously-unreleased kotulo. check!
after the success of their debut split ep with muslimgauze which sold out in record time, the southern italian male/female duo underspreche return to optimo trax for their first ep in their own right. three tracks of deliciously psychedelic advanced techno grooves filled with subtle syncopations and head melting sound design. first release in the new optimo trax colour scheme.
infrastructure regularly works with up-and-coming artists on cover artwork. respected young swiss artist julian charriere provided the iconic greyscale cover for post scriptum s debut lp (inf-020), and london based photographer guy archard s work featured on campbell irvine s reunion of two bodies maxi-ep (inf-018). now the celebrated british fine-artist robert ncnally has been invited to submit original artwork for facticity. selected by jake and dinos chapman to show work at the prestigious flowers gallery in london, and commissioned by damien hurst to provide work for his private collection, robert s incredibly detailed large scale pencil drawings are attracting serious interest in the modern art world. mcnally s cover image was selected from a series of works based on adapted antique post cards. its anti-establishment, censorship-related overtones are clear to see, as is the stark use of contrast - thick layers obscure the fading original, re-appropriating it. setting the tone for this carefully compiled collection of new music, rich in subtexts and sub-genres, a special edition print of the cover artwork will be included in the first 500 copies of facticity.
reissue of one of amsterdam’s most respected producers steve rachmad aka sterac s essential 1996 detroit style techno classic. remastered and housed in full color artwork. tip! originally released on stalwart dutch techno label, 100% pure (then entitled primus / osirion), this one has been getting plays by a fresh new wave of deep digging djs over the past years. this timely re-issue was needed. the a side osirion, is built on a classic drum loop layered with rachmad style arppegiators and euphoric strings. the b side features a more abstract 909 detroit infused loop, full of heavy synths and percussion. both tracks have stood the test of time and sound fresh as ever.
those with a passion for heavyweight electro and drexciyan sounds have long held french producer franck kartell in high regard. he s been working away on the fringes delivering high-grade material for a decade, and finally got round to dropping his debut album, afterlife, last year. here he delivers a swift follow-up, effortlessly flitting between icy ambience, vector lovers style electro-idm, creepier compositions, and the kind of oddly symphonic, soundtrack-inspired fare that exists to stir the emotions. its a far more fragile sounding set than some might expect, but no worse for it. while theres little dancefloor material on show, kartell s downtempo fare is a cut above most of his contemporaries.
THE WILDNERNESS SESSIONS PART 2 - TALES FROM CATURDAY
12" Vinyl D29.06.15
the second installment of uzuri’s “the wilderness sessions” delivers 3 tracks geared towards the refined dancers and listeners of the world. the idea here is slow burning broken beat tracks infused with the soul of jazz and funk. the ep opens with fox ‘n hound, a slightly menacing and equally sexy jam which ebbs and flows with a delightfully funky bass line and enough melodic accents to keep full attention. the secret here is in the details which are craft-fully manipulated by this talented duo. futonjam continues the trend of beautifully unfolding composition with its shuffled percussion and gracefully evolving melodies. a perfect track for home listening and for those deep sultry moments on the dance floor. the crown jewel of this release is certainly the near 9 minute odyssey that is zukunft/ silber. a track which entertains and pushes towards a sophisticated style which is undeniably unique in approach. using broken patterns as a back drop for beautifully orchestrated strings, micro flutes and longing horns it transforms from a sweet and delicate sound to something more demanding of our bodies movement. this release will be sure to mark the beginning of what we can expect from these two producers who clearly aim to set themselves apart from the crowd.
the latest ornate music offering sees the welcome return of homepark duo rob glassett and sam fussell, last seen on the label with the fill emptiness ep in 2012. since then, homepark have gone on to issue just the one 12-, untitled for courtesy of balance, whilst glassett developed his fold project, making this return to ornate most welcome. the style glassett and fussell deal in remains ever consistent, fusing crisp machine rhythms with plush chords and strings, using the finest ingredients to whip up impeccable house music to burrow comfortably into any number of nocturnal situations. with melodic soul at its core, this ep carries the ornate message on perfectly from previous flag-bearers ka one & st-sene and jordan in a blissful blur of blue-hued synths and bumping drums.
MOMENTS & LOST MEMORIES: PART 3 ( LIMITED ARTWORK FITS PARTS 1-3)
12" Vinyl UK23.06.15
presented in 5mm spine, ltd edition full-artwork colour sleeve which fits parts 1-3. having scored on mosiac, bodyparts and project london, kashawar returns to autoreply to complete his critically acclaimed moments & lost memories series. here the young german star steps up with time cures a hook driven weapon possibly paying a slower respect to mills purpose maker releases. mpc style swing infects the groove on rise and shine adding soothing vocals and subtle acid lines to side a. flip the disc for deep, funking atmospherics on knotting and spheres adds some of kashawars early morning dub magic to the package. look out for repressed parts 1 & 2 to complete your collection!
march sees mos recordings welcome a new talent to the label in the form of chilean massiande. stand will be his first release since a 2013 ep on housewax and is a four track affair that explores cloudy, atmospheric house with plenty of panache and flair.
jon beall finally follows up -la caccia- with an even deeper and more diverse record. 4 tracks, one for everyone and every one of them for the people. stylish house with vocal snippets, driving electronics with melodies, bass music and techno.
nick beringer & diego krause have teamed up to deliver a 3 track ep to our mfd office, the mainland europeans have covered the upbeat corner of the spectrum with adam, and taken things a bit easier with the interesting sounds on focus and premium. keeping on our european thing, we welcomed lazare hoche s posterboy malin genie to work up a driving little dub mix to round things off.
all in all, josh butler shows us a beautiful example of how modern house done right. kris wadsworth s strange intuition remix of sideways acid , putting a dark spin on it. deep and heavy bass with his brand of vocal treatment under a siren-like pad creating loads of deep-night energy to get dance floors sweating.
responsible for the still stunning wph 006 in the early days of the label, we are very very happy to have russ gabriel back on board for another stunning e.p. three original tracks and one remix by label boss red d and his young buck kiani & his legion, both huge fans of russ gabriels work old and new. fact: red d has the most extensive vinyl collection of russ gabriel music in belgium and beyond.
very limited 2014 repress. incl s100, pfirter & grindvik, skudge, the rumours aka s. linzatti & p.grindvik, oliver kapp and tom diciccio !! to clarify the meaning of sthlm ltd 022. on sthlm ltd 022 i would like to shed light upon a few artists who, in recent times, inspired me, in one way or another. older ones and new ones. we embark with s100, a cluster of machines and people from stockholm, who share the love of playing live. in addition to the stockholm ensemble we have juan pablo pfirter, a man who brings mad joy to any dancefloor but also constantly seizes the attention of the blog generation. there is also skudge, the swedish duo who with their simple patterns and oldschool vibes made people worship true techno again. as well as staffan linzatti, who is the best studio mate in the world, and oliver kapp, the founder of the labels indulge and raygun. oliver s music has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, so i was proud to invite him to do a remix for stockholm ltd. last but not least tom dicicco, a bass and dub loving youngster from the midlands currently based in manchester, who after a few releases on various labels co founded the great label inner surface. pär grindvik, 2011