exzellente best-of-compilation von roy ayers uno melodic-label, das in den frühen 1980er jahren seine hochphase erlebte. sämtliche tracks sind von roy ayers produziert und komplett neu remastered. während sylvia striplin, eighties ladies und ethel beatty die soul/disco/2step/boogie-seite des labels repräsentieren, stehen bobbi humphrey, justo almario und roy selbst für den jazz/funk/fusion-sound. der sampler endet mit einem der besten momente des labels und den spoken words von rick holmes.
the debut 12 inch from boredom, featuring two original tracks and and two remixes from sandrow m and panthera krause. 12 inch on black vinyl with colour label in the melodic reverse board house sleeve. limited to 300 copies, comes with download code included.
youth isn’t usually associated with wisdom, or depth or complexity for that matter. most 22 year-olds are still figuring out how a washing machine works but in the case of howes (the solo project of manchester-based john howes) he’s making electronic music that is operating on innovative and experimental levels one might expect from a hardened career musician hitting their stride. having released a more house-oriented 12” on melodic a couple of years ago, his debut album proper is a record that is as expressive as it is cohesive. it’s a release that floats between nocturnal stillness and insomniac driven intensity. the shift, howes says, “comes from the forced and narrow nature of a lot of electronic music. most modern electronic music to me is too safe in terms of ambition, sound design and intention.”
the limited edition 180g heavyweight vinyl includes a download code and comes housed in reverse board outer sleeve and black inner bag.
the debut 12inch ep from paris based producer paume. transalpine is the third in the melodic house-bag range (featuring a unique lp sleeve with hexagonal holes) following on from howes and georges vert. the vinyl release includes a download code.
top-notch reissue compilation ep featuring four of the best tracks from renowned 80s soul/funk songstress sylvia striplin. an integral part of roy ayers musical family, the hugely-talented striplin performed as part of his band aquarian dream as well as releasing these superb solo efforts on ayers highly-esteemed uno melodic label.
following on your work as one of the twin pioneers of glaswegian radge-rock in arab strap cant be an easy task. aidan clearly has had other ideas, quite different ideas, and most of them comprise his solo project release via his alter ego, lucky pierre. in these recordings, l. pierre pays an affectionate tribute to the wear and tear of overplayed vinyl, the hiss, scratch and pop of records long loved but worn down. it is the sound of survival, the echoes of a life lived well, moth eaten music of dasness and resilience, of beauty and backbone.
pressing on 10 inch vinyl, download code included.
the debut 12 album from georges vert. conjuring the sounds of giorgio moroder, black devil disco club and the best in italo-disco. an electric mind is part of the melodic house-bag range (featuring a unique lp sleeve with hexagonal holes), exploring noise of a more electronic disposition.
limited 12inch album, hand stamped with the georges vert logo. includes code for immediate digital download of an electric mind in mp3 format.
one of our favorite south african producers is back yet again with his second installment of melodic moments ep vol 2 on the seasons recordings imprint. dee mac came to us with melodic moments ep vol 1 project in early 2011 and was released and well received by the underground dance community world wide. we ask dee mac to continue his journey with us and we hope you enjoy!
hot on the heels of their eponymous debut album (released on smalltown supersound in march 11), finnish electro-rock-stomp trio k-x-p are set to unleash a brand new three-track ep to mark their signing to manchesters melodic label.
including code for free download of this release.
as we are well into our 15th year with seasons recordings imprint we reflect back on all the releases over the years and one things comes to mind... peaceful. as we are well into our 15th year with seasons recordings imprint we reflect back on all the releases over the years and one things comes to mind... peaceful. this is what the music and artwork have brought us and kept us going all these years.this new project is no different as we welocme a new artist from south africa to our seasons recordings imprint dee mac.
this is one of those projects that gave us that warm fuzzy feeling when we heard it the first time and brought us back from the early days of seasons recordings. if you have been with us since the birth we think you will get that same feeling of those early days, if you are new welcome aboard and enjoy the journey... remember to play this record loud!
first solo release on roy ayers own, now legendary uno melodic label in 1983 and surely his best album of the 80s. recorded with a stellar cast of sideman including bobbie humphrey and fela kuti! almost impossible to find in recent years, its now re-pressed. highlights on this strong outing are the title track, everybody and the dance classic chicago!
first remix features rick preston and dtc doing a deep house rework. the infectious groove is set off with crisp percussion, bubbly washes, electric guitar riff and chopped up vocaleffected into heady subliminal hooks. sunny guitar sols, warm chord progressions and timely effects round out the cut. trademarqs approach on their mix is a bit left of cente as they twist and mangle the original. they stretch and deform a few key parts into a truly unique cut. a cutting edge sound with shuffling and jacking beats leading into some massive sub bass and a haunting sustained synth line.chopped up vocals and dubbed out playful piano complete the sound
fourth vinyl release on our record label. we proudly present a local production by a young estonian musician - bisweed. with a vocal support by the living legend earl 16 and an exclusive dub mix by the head of label simon chaozlevel and melodica played by bisweed.
die radio-show, die sich in eine plattenfirma verwandelt klingt wie ein manifest und beschreibt am besten die natur des melodica labels. geboren aus dem geist des radio-dj chris coco, hat das label seit seinem start eine unglaublich heterogene musikalische mischung veröffentlicht, mit releases aus verschiedenen genres wie experimenteller electronica zu slo-mo disco und house musik. die in london ansässige band deekie passt mit ihrem zweiten album solitaire perfekt in die lablephilosophie. das album beinhaltet eine sammlung von zehn ätherischen tracks, die verschiedene genres kreuzen von ambient zu leftfield und dabei eine menge soul des duos zeigen.
as an interlude between harakets forthcoming ep and their last, weve pulled in some favours for an exclusive little remix package featuring moody dancefloor renditions of attgo & taint. this is one for those twilight basement parties
as an accompaniment to chris coco s my summer mixtape digital compilation, melodica recordings presents an exclusive, very limited 12 inch release combining the talent of germanys balearic maestro satin jackets, with ibiza chillout legend jose padilla.
TAINT / ATTGO (DJRUM / KING KRULE & JAMIE ISAAC RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK16.05.13
introducing haraket, a 5 piece from south london who are set to release their debut 12 inch single on melodic recordings this spring. the band emerged from the creative chaos of school and college bands in and around peckham that have already given the world king krule. this is the first in a series of releases with melodica recordings, with an album due next year. haraket fuse wall-of-sound dynamics with often delicate source material, moody electronics, programmed beats and effected vocal lines. think a post dubstep version of early underworld or a certain ratio reinvented by the new digital century.
melodica recordings is one year old! to celebrate this momentous event we have sent some of our favourite releases to some of our favourite artists on the label and elsewhere, for a retake, a look back, a flash forward or a new vision of the original.
on the a-side, r&s / apollo artist synkro goes toe to toe with cocos >my desire<, accompanied by a tasty refix of deekies track >rush< by recent bicep cohort, ejecta. on the flip coco delivers a deep, deep take on the fluttering garage of didz and chicos >when i say< and max essa re-spins the dials on the no logo cover of eurythmics >this city never sleeps<.
code for free mp3 download included.
>freedom street< ist chris cocos debüt-album auf seinem neuen label melodica recordings. freedom street ist ein realer ort im süden von london. freedom street ist ein imaginärer zustand der gnade in der stadt, ein gefühl der zugehörigkeit, ein gefühl des loslassens an einem spektakulär heißen sommertag. es geht um leben und leben lassen in london, und das album ist gefärbt von der musik der vergangenheit, ein inspirierendes werk über die leichtigkeit des seins!<br /<inklusive code für mp3 download des albums.
melodicuckoo is an ep full of sensibility and personality. this is weird and unusual techno music that can cause an earthquake on the dancefloor – using micro-samples of her pleasant voice and field recordings. she creates minimal house atmospheres with amazing and obscure rhythms