inits music has the rare quality of transforming bleakness into a soothing experience. in the duos new ep, wildcard, this mechanism is more intense than ever. and that might be because of the particular circumstances that surrounded its inception. two years ago, nadia dalo and benedikt frey decided to move from darmstadt to berlin. adjusting to a rough area of a big city when coming from a quiet town necessarily brings a change of perspective. for nadia and benedikt, that meant experiencing the city life as outsiders while trying to figure out what they wanted from it.wildcard is the sonic result of this process, and proof that changes always bring growth. recorded in their new home studio during winter, the six tracks on the ep are as haunting as their previous lp for hivern, but with a rawer approach and enhanced power. take cover and solver, an approximation to the kind of moody psych-techno they display in their live-shows and two of the most dance floor oriented tracks init have recorded to date. but its the title track which best expresses the mindset of this work. with its skeletal rattle and undulating synths, wildcard feels as desolate as a berlin street in a winter night, but possesses the kind of focus that turns uncertainty into hope. in a similar way, cuts such as copycat or half baked perfectly capture the sort of estrangement -daunting yet hopeful- that comes when moving into a new place, with its slow tempos mirroring the cautious pace of a foreigner and the intoxicated atmospheres calmly distilling the essence of a new environment. nadia and benedikt describe this new habitat as small kids on big bikes, eating dry instant noodles, playing with whats to find on the streets, static aircraft traffic closely over our heads and constant running engines. listening to the music that arose from it, its obvious that, once again, they&# 39,ve been able to overturn apparently hostile elements into a place were youd want to stay forever
this one has been a long time coming. great 12”s never get shelved at lddlm, time is not the essence. benedikt frey has been part of the extended family since his remix of car’s idle eyes and we crossed paths a few times at robert johnson in frankfurt. init, his project with his other half nadia d’alò, has seen releases on neighbours such as hivern or correspondant, our door was naturally open to their pretty personal brand of “off-kilter techno” as ra says. stereometric is almost a definition of init’s acid mind. failing their own tricks, heavy atmosphere and unusual restraint. nuts is almost an instrumental extension of the title track, when your head finally hit that window pane. wheels slows the rush down, wandering on an imaginary khyber pass. this is only deception though, mindwork being a real exercise in post-goa trance. hope you enjoy the trip. see you after the summer.
vinyl only. the 6th release from tokyo based init which especially focus on releasing tracks from japanese artists. this time is the split ep by shintaro.d and kensuke yasuhara who are the core artists and founders of the label.
vinyl only. the 5th release from tokyo based init which especially focus on releasing tracks from japanese artists. this time is the first solo ep by one of the label owner and core artist from the label kensuke yasuhara.
cosmic bridge records blazes new pathways in its growing catalogue by welcoming margari’s kid to the family, the alias of josé maría moya sánchez — a spanish producer based in cadiz. inspired by british dance culture, sanchez first began writing his own tracks in 2012 and says he uses music primarily as therapy with a preference towards “broken rhythms, depth, and message.” the init 1 ep is a riveting slice of 170bpm seekers music, a developed and adult sound that brings to mind burial and kid drama and marks margari’s kid first physical release.
2nd release from japanese label init . this compiles 3 tracks from 3 japanese artist, shinob satosi who previously release from work them, flugel and vinyl club and the label founder shintaro d and kensuke yasuhara. advance minimal house sounds with essence of break and electro. vinyl only.
2016 repress! new label -init- has appeared from new minimal house scene of tokyo. first release is a compilations singles like the label samplers! artists included are -takashi himeoka- who has released from rora and ada kaleh etc, -yoshitaca- from fasten musique, -shintaro. d- and -kensuke yasuhara- of init label founders. presenting the exquisite track with cool sound flow of the current minimal house. vinyl only.
init is the musical incarnation of rhein-main based duo nadia d alo and benedikt frey. albeit heavy use of analogue synthesis and drum-machines, init rethinks its genres sonic approach, unfolding a unique and organic, yet alienating sound, somewhere in mysterious mids of acid, techno, ambient and kraut-rock
nedefinit i is debut ep from the new, amsterdam based undefined imprint. its carefully crafted by romanian superheroes and friends lumieux, emi, piticu and xandru. enjoy their warm and minimalistic sounds on limited 180gr vinyl only.
instrumental version of german beatsmith klaus layers hard hitting lost track lp, now available by popular demand. limited to just 350 units in monochrome packaging with silver colored vinyl. stay on track and pick up your copy before the final boarding call. total program length: 29 minutes, 44 seconds.
john talabots hivern discs label starts afresh in 2015 by introducing a heretofore unknown duo known as init. te pair hails from frankfurt s rhein-main region and comprises nadia d’alò, and benedikt frey, both of whom were featured on the title track of massimiliano pagliaras 2014 lp on live at robert johnson. freys cosmic, plodding, and house-related analogue experimentations have also appeared on the iconic japanese label mule musiq, and this penchant for moody kraut-infuenced psychedelia and atmospheric synth explorations
repress without mp3 dl code / juan atkins infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance with skynet, where slinking grooves mask chaotic frequencies and roughly-hewn structure. alongside fellow detroit legend terrence dixon who appears on several tracks, atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines, outputting a biomorphic atmosphere of industrial soul. the ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to tresor.
juan atkins infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance with skynet, where slinking grooves mask chaotic frequencies and roughly-hewn structure. alongside fellow detroit legend terrence dixon who appears on several tracks, atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines, outputting a biomorphic atmosphere of industrial soul. the ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to tresor.
acid steve’s avinit label delivers 4 more warm and throbbing london squat party acid techno anthems from the heart of the london acid techno underground. featuring some of the major players of the scene - geezer/secret hero etc. - and newer producers like acid steve himself, benji 303, and rats on acid, this release is already being championed by the likes of chris and aaron liberator.
ozel ab follows up releases on lobster theremin and workshop with this highly accomplished genre-busting ep for third ear. ozel ab approached third ear with a selection of tracks for us to consider, which he thought would suit the label. he was not wrong.
the year is 2018, and human concrete block has finally emerged from the ever-growing london underground scene. helmed by dj and lobster distribution operative nettles, hcb is an international syndicate dedicated to saving the future of dance music as we know it. for its first offering, hcb delivers a packet of absolutely blissed-out serotonin kissed sunrise rave material from california’s caffeine worldwide aka dylan chase. the “trinity ep” follows after caffeine’s sharp debut on french press lounge last year and hot on the heels of his “universal theme ep” for third try records, bringing more of his signature take on euphoric hardcore, cheeky idm and ambient downtempo meditations.
lkr records returns in 2018 with “affinity” a split ep from two of the label’s favourite australian producers. bleekman aka rings around saturn and daze take a side each in crunched out techno jams and brain tingling electro on 300 copies.