JULIA SETS EP (MIKE HUCKABY RMX / BLUE WHITE SPLATTER VINYL)
12" Vinyl DPre sale
blue - white splatter vinyl. octal industries returns from hiatus as a solo artist after several succesful releases teaming up with fellow thule artist ohm. this release is dedicated to his signature sound which is the perfect mix between detroit dubtechno and stone cold icelandic chords recollecting the vibe of his early collaboration with deepchord on the highly sought after spectral network trilogy. mike huckaby gives >when it rains< an mindblowing s y n t h treatment and brings the detroit vibe to the next level.
kontakt brings back two sought after minimal-dubtechno tracks by metric system, which was one of many aliases used by thomas p.heckmann in the 90ties, where he explored the sounds of the legendary sequential circuits 440. the original recordings have been carefully restored and officially re-mastered by thomas himself. limited coloured vinyl.
black repress. octal industries returns from hiatus as a solo artist after several succesful releases teaming up with fellow thule artist ohm. this release is dedicated to his signature sound which is the perfect mix between detroit dubtechno and stone cold icelandic chords recollecting the vibe of his early collaboration with deepchord on the highly sought after spectral network trilogy. mike huckaby gives >when it rains< an mindblowing s y n t h treatment and brings the detroit vibe to the next level.
octal industries returns from hiatus as a solo artist after several succesful releases teaming up with fellow thule artist ohm. this release is dedicated to his signature sound which is the perfect mix between detroit dubtechno and stone cold icelandic chords recollecting the vibe of his early collaboration with deepchord on the highly sought after spectral network trilogy. mike huckaby gives >when it rains< an mindblowing s y n t h treatment and brings the detroit vibe to the next level. very limited coloured vinyl.
very limited coloured vinyl. kontakt records welcomes copenhagen based merv to the label family with this slamming detroit influenced ep. andre kronert brings meticule straight to the club while stojche delivers an outstanding melodic and chord driven interpretation of tanz.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
REFUSE EP (ROLANDO / LUKE HESS RMXS / MARBLED VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored) D09.07.18
very limited marbled vinyl. kontakt records presents two highly sought-after tracks by danish artist christian bloch. both tracks have been officially remastered after careful restoration from the original master tapes. after releasing on his own funque droppings imprint in the late 90ties christian had several successful releases on simple muzik, ll records and tresor and soon after he relocated to detroit to pursue his musical dream. luke hess and rolando contributed with two outstanding remixes of the original tracks.
kontakt records returns with two slamming chord driven tunes and a bass heavy urban cut by berlin artist van bonn who produced these tracks while living in copenhagen. ctrls remix answers the question how a trippy and dubbed out version sounds like. limited clear and crisp blue vinyl.
limited triple coloured vinyl pressing. do not sleep. brand new label from copenhagen exploring the universe of chord/dubtechno run by the host of the legendary tweakfm show, johnny fredsgaard aka kvadrant. first release contains four solid dub influenced tracks made by ohm and the label owner himself. ohm needs no introduction as he is a well established icelandic artist and a part of the label family around the thule label. over the years he has teamed up with artists such as exos and octal industries with whom he already released two eps in 2017 on rawax and taped artifact. ejer is made for the dancefloor with its heavy rhythm, characteristic roland space echo delayed chords and a stunning break which will make the floor burn as soon as the bass kicks in. laki is a fast paced track with repetitive chords and heavy kick. octal industries takes laki to a deeper level and delivers a stand out groovy remix of the track and adds a bit of a melodic flow to it. yding is a groovy crossover track which fits well in the world between techno and house. watch out for the phat funky bassline.
schuko ep is the second release from the lyon (france) based label aiia recordings, which without surprise is still speaking about techno. the release is signed by the german duo schutzkontakt, with one member from dualit, who uses violent and reverbering kicks on konter and latenz, completed by a deep and sweet melody on frage, whether by different layers of indus samples. the most relevant feeling by listening this four-track ep is that it brings you between hard and soft moments, but still in a mighty state of mind, thanks to the intensity put by schutzkontakt in schuko ep. even if everything slacken when zyllinder comes with its more groovy and acid rhythms after the two precedent techno-indus tracks.
chicago house pioneer dj sneak and russian export tripmastaz have proven themselves to be a formidable pairing since their first ep landed on sneak’s imprint, i’m a house gangster, in 2014. in july, they add to their joint discography with a three-tracker dispatch on cassy’s burgeoning label, kwench records. the label’s sixth release, cassy takes a step back and gives this collaborative duo yet another outlet to showcase their dancefloor fodder, which follows releases on kaluki music, mr. nice guy, reptile dysfunction, ovum recordings and, of course, i’m a house gangster. extraterrestrial intelligence reminds fans of not just their deftness in producing tough house cuts, but also their prowess at manipulating the roland tb-303 to deal a solid smacking of acid. ‘ufo’ reaches out to roughen up the humanoids of this planet with the 303’s distinctive squelch and those clattering drum machine rhythms – a track that’s guaranteed to get you twisted. gruff vocals on ‘click thang’ break through as a tough bassline ensures your participation on the floor, and ‘last daze of dizko’ maintains momentum with a thumping bassline that any peak-time burner should possess.
like a message in a bottle, carried round by the ocean streams for decades, henrik rylander’s album “fran en obestamd plats i rummet” has floated around in the space of swedish underground music. hoga nord pulls the cork and unfolds the message that is a piece of music that was ahead of its time, sounding now 20 years after its first release in the late nineties. this album is a well-kept secret even for the most initiated music lovers in sweden! the music, influenced by flying saucer attack and other reverb/distortion drenched acts from the early nineties, harmonia and some of kraftwerks earlier works and minimalism, still sounds fresh!
rylander, a member of legendary acts such as union carbide productions and the skull defekts, has been pushing the envelope for electronic music, varying between ambient and noise. rylander’s solo works could be described as sophisticated music and “fran en obestamd plats i rummet” combines the sophisticated sides with his band oriented works that holds another kind of tension.
this record is the first release on the sub label hoga nord arkiv on which releases from the past, that hasn’t got as much attention they deserve gets re-released in an appropriate context.
finally after some years das muster form nothern germany gonna join the stilleben family of pure electro! lurking in the shadows of kraftwerk and dopplereffekt he delivers a fantastic collection of songs that will smash the future with his electronics and precise machine funk. welcome to the world upnorth and das muster!
the launch release for broken beats recordings brings this 4-track jungle ep from artist keezee. all 4 tracks harken back to the 94-95 golden age of jungle – atmospheric pads alongside heavy amens & basslines.
colognes well-liked party imprint feines tier kicks off its in-house label with johannes klingebiels latewood ep. johannes provides four original tracks with a capital o! on the a-side the title track with its steaming pads and melancholic synth lines is almost too sweet to be true, while kontakt gets the house party started, serious drum machine work-out and synth horns all inclusive! the flipside delivers the trippy cyprian, revealing that piano sampling still can feel fresh and inventive, and trancy fancy, where nomen est omen.
-a new 12” from the danish label regelbau. this time the crew invites maizena to do the a-side, which is two different mixes of the track “especial”. maizena has brought the until now unknown singer francesca b to sing along. on the flip-side you’ll find
top notch ep on naked lunchs sub label onh.cet, featuring invisible structures from space djz, also remixed by a.paul & d.noyse, both tracks peak time techno rockers. on the b-side, a.paul and duart deliver kontakt a solid hardgroove tune, and also a.pauls remix of loudon kleers immersion, a hard dark track with ruthless rhythm and hypnotic atmosphere.
KOMPASS OHNE NORDEN - AUF KURS NACH HAUSE (2X12 LP + CD)
2x12" Vinyl lp + cd D13.06.14
ein einzigartiges live-album und ein durch und durch beeindruckendes dokument von künstler-/fanbindung, von identifikation und spaß an konzerten, aufgenommen fast überall in deutschland.
das doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive cd.
sechs jahre nach der veröffentlichung erscheint umses debut album endlich auf vinyl lp. das 2008er konzeptalbum des ratinger mcs ist durchweg an eine tageszeitung angelehnt. seinem eigenständigen und ebenso intelligenten wie humorvollen stil ist umse hier durchgängig treu geblieben - nicht zuletzt dadurch konnte er sich stets deutlich vom aktuellen hip hop-geschehen in deutschland abheben.
ein neues ohrbooten-album steht in den startlöchern. alles für alle bis alles alle ist heißt es. was für ein motto! da wird aus den vollen geschöpft. die ohrbooten haben die erfahrungen und eindrücke der letzten bewegenden jahre fein säuberlich gesammelt und das gemacht, was sie am besten können: sie haben sie zu liedern verarbeitet. nach dem motto, keine wiederholung - was neues wird gemacht, haben sie schon immer gehandelt. und es ist erneut ein außerordentliches vergnügen, so eine volle ladung ohrbootenmusik zu tanken!
> rebellion der träumer< (rebellion of the dreamers) is so much more than an album to us. it reflects kts development over the past years, assimilating experienced impressions and presenting another side of kollektiv turmstrasse. it reveals our true nature and what we really are: träumer - dreamers. a great deal of love, time and passion was invested into this album, aiming to touch both heart and mind, and to entrain you on a musical journey. we have created the tracks >uneins< and >goldmarie< together with florian schirmacher (wareika, federleicht, hatikvah) - inga goldien supported us with her voice & lyrics on >ein teil von dir<. thanks to both of you! meanwhile, our soundtrack for dreamers had inspired several artists, filmmakers and graphic designers to work on the visualisation of some piece...
rebellion der treumer remixes.
after reworks by aril brikha, robag wruhme and jimpster we now present two further remixes by true purveyors of distinctive german electronic dance music: sieg ueber die sonne and roman flügel!
future forward is a new hybrid of chicago >jack.< this project was conceived by matt nee who has just appeared on dj hell s ubiquitous international deejay gigolo label on >the dirty criminals< album. this project features vocals from old school chicago mainstay, john >break it down< simmons who represents in a very dougie fresh, fast eddie, beat box styling. to round things off we have enlisted the help of internation gigolo & turbo producer, plastique de reve whose singles have smashed the electro scene. he has been on the playlist of tiga (not to mention an artist on tiga s label), felix da housecat, dj hell, the hacker & tommy sunshine, just to name a few. here he demonstrates his love for old school chicago jack tracks and influences of marshall jefferson. certainly a record for the modern day dancefloor and one which i am sure will find numerous fans. also includes a minimal monster from chicago artist, billy dalessandro who closes things off
nearly 5 hours on this 4xcd set of john digweed recorded live in the mix at the bedrock anniversary party at fire & lightbox, london. over 50 tracks and remixes from some of the best underground producers including the likes of simian mobile disco, tiga, deetron , gabriel ananda, robert babicz, max cooper, kollektiv turmstrasse, jozif, ben pearce, luca bacchetti, todd bodine, pig & dan, butch, paul ritch, justin martin, catz n dogz, sis, smash tv, julian jeweil, subb-an, phonogenic, technasia, guy j, heiko laux & diego hostettler and many others
soul machine includes 11 original tracks and 11 remixes from an all-star cast including veterans the timewriter, jef k & gwen maze, soul minority, fiord and lexy (lexy & k-paul) as well as some of the hottest emerging producers such as peter horrevorts, steve ward, uone, lurob and londonground.
a great deal of love, time and passion was invested into this album, aiming to touch both heart and mind, and to entrain you on a musical journey. meanwhile, our soundtrack for dreamers had inspired several artists, filmmakers and graphic designers to work on the visualisation of some pieces.