heading from his own true rotary recordings (co-run with ena cosovic), be as one and recently showing appearance twice on bror records sub-label lilies - joel alter presents a diverse three track ep on bror records with “bror07” under his techno alias jor-el.
after installing its first release with an original by dj lily and remix by jor-el (aka joel alter), bror records sub label “lilies” presents switched remix duties on lilies2. on the a-side jor-el offers a tough original techno track with an intense arrangement and dense percussions. dj lily delivers an alternative take on the original with an energetic and fast paced remix. limited to 150 hand numbered copies.
jor-el making his be as one debut with a smooth and well crafted spacey techno ep (including jay clarke remix). a must have release for those closing your eyes moments when its time to deep dive and get lost into -dark places-.
echocord returns late june with a new release, joel alter under his jor-el alias, entitled ‘tilted reality’ and comprising three originals from the swedish artist. currently based in copenhagen, sweden born producer and dj joel alter is a name synonymous with the contemporary techno scene on both his home turf and across the globe, his back catalogue to date features a long player for the uncanny valley imprint, solo ep’s for d’julz’ bass culture, sweatshop and collaborative works for kontra musik alongside henrik johnsson amongst much more. this time round though we see alter return under his jor-el guise under which he first started releasing material on dj hell’s internation deejay gigolo imprint. up first is title-track ‘tilted reality’ laid out over seven minutes with a slowly unfolding dynamic feel, encompassing spiraling atmospherics, distorted rhythms and blooming stab- sequences. ‘elevation’ follows and takes a more direct groove-driven approach via straight four-four percussion and hooky bass chops, whilst tension building pads and fluttering dub echoes gradually build around the foundation. ‘solitude’ closes out the package deliving into deeper realms with soft ethereal dub chords, acid tinged leads and emotive strings.
bushcraft the knowledge of survival in the wilderness. a young man leaves the safe harbour of his home town, only to find himself lost and lacking the soul. he was always able to trust his ears, but are they really true to him. or is he merely not listening. distant echoes of bass and the melancholia that was always present seem far away. with bushcraft ep jor-el finds himself in touch with the elements. the elements of the hard hitting futuristic music that once took his heart and formed his life. rumbling bass lines controlled by lazer sharp hi-hats driving forward. eerie sounds coming in and drifting out again. always driving forward. the influence of his early years in drum & bass is there. still this is pure techno music from an artist discovering new things in the universe within himself. true rotary recordings is run by joel alter and ena cosovic out of copenhagen. stemming from a mutual appreciation of the combination of raw techno and seductive sounds, the label is a natural development of their musical and personal partnership. true rotary recordings represent their musical vision and the vibe that they love. keeping it raw and genuine.
‘seven years adrift’ marks the premiere of true rotary recordings as well as the comeback of joel alter’s jor-el alias. while joel alter is renowned for creating melancholic yet peculiar uplifting house and techno, the jor-el alias signals a rawer side of his production. ‘seven years adrift’ tells the story of a journey in two parts. the first part, seven years, is filled with the confidence and energy of a novel traveller just setting of on an adventure on the high seas. a bold track with gusts of hard claps ripping the sails. in the second part, adrift, the once wide-eyed traveller has just turned his now weather-beaten face to the ocean breeze, patiently waiting for the wind to shift. a more laid back and moody track, but still confident and vivacious. the energy of seven years and the soulfulness of adrift embody the jor-el signature and set the tone for releases to come. true rotary recordings is run by joel alter and ena cosovic. stemming from a longstanding mutual appreciation for the combination of raw techno with more seductive sounds, the label is a natural development of joel’s and ena’s musical and personal partnership. true rotary recorings represent their mutual musical vision and vibe that they love. keeping it raw and genuine.
private press spiritual jazz from d.cs jeff majors. featuring harp, drum machines and synths. jeff was one of alice coltranes students at the ashram. he also played in brother ahs band. each song on this album is an inspired vision of the personal and the devotional via the harps universal gilstening range and linn drums. comes with info booklet. tip!
twelve minutes of blissful melody, hypnotic drums and quaking bass, in florian meyerãs fresh mix-up of west african polyrhythms with the sensibilities of classic us minimalism. jordan gcz from juju & jordash edges his remix into the outlands of free jazz, with pulsating bass drum and spiritual synths, like terrence dixon beaming down from saturn.
YOU LAUGH AT MY FACE (TOBIAS. VERSION) / WATCH THE FLASH
12" Vinyl D06.05.19
two companion pieces make up the new foom 12inch. on the a-side, ostgut ton regular tobias freund artfully reframes patrick cowley & jorge socarras you laugh at my face. it was produced by patrick cowley and recorded in his home studio in california in the late 1970s. on the b-side, elegantly balanced between euphoria and melancholia, half hawaii (bruno pronsato & sammy dee) share watch the flash with us
pumpin prime time latin house , already supported by melé, gary gritness, nicola cruz, gerardo frisina, munchi, alma negra, oscar g, borussia, pablo fierro, sano, azamat b, dj riobamba, phran, the dat project, maddjazz, dj rampage, macaulay, ghetto kumbé, grems, kaptain cadillac, lazy flow, clara!, caballo, sir nenis, jesse &crabe, alwaaba, doug gomez...
crotocosm is an occasional collaboration between jordan gcz (lushlyfe, off minor) and willie burns (black deer, wt records). tracks were recorded together live in amsterdam and brooklyn between 1996 and 2017 its a tip!
movin and trippin acid-techno-psychodelic groover. de-noize is focused on bringing eclectic sounds from world known djs to new up and coming underground artists, aspiring to contribute original and timeless music to the world.