25k mph is a multi-part audio project which sets out to explore the evolution of the engine to reach earth s escape velocity. incopex is the first installment of this project. it focuses on the sounds of the internal combustion engine. recorded in summer 2015 through live hardware sessions and mixed at studio 141, east london
jon stanley aka cyantific is back ? careering back into the drum & bass spotlight right where he belongs, with the debut release on his own self-titled label. leading the way is >brighter day< ? the latest collaboration between cyantific and fellow hospital records artist logistics. picking up where their previous outing, the mighty >flashback<, left off, its supercharged electric d&b of the highest order, featuring the vocal talents of natalie williams.
this release has the new single >100 mph< and 3 rad remixes. the original track rocks amped up vocals with a chicago house groove, and the remixes change it up completely. the ac slater remix adds a bit of fidget and steps up the dub, making it awesomely crunchy. ocelot switches it up and stretches the track into a 7 minute journey, adding a bit of a harder edge. finally, free blood takes things in a more digital direction and injects a slightly darker feel to the track. there s something for everyone on this 12 inch and you need to pick it up.
psychedelic deep soul of the highest order, symphonic four was a st louis based band (as was the original label zudan). word is the record was recorded in detroit, and the backing band was made up of some members of parliament/funkadelic which would make a lot of sense. a long time spin for deep soul head but deserving of a wider audience and that why we could not resist to pull this one from the now again catalogue, 500 copies only.
steven tang s emphasis returns with the reclusive intrinsic on firewalls. -firewalls- builds soulfully techno syncopated synths & rhythms while the deeply modulated -falling- is thick & smoky filled with delayed synth madness that coalesces with a brooding bass line. includes -bonus beats-! house techno
recorded between the release of “sand” (1977) and “lost secrets” (1981), “symphonic songs” is a formerly unreleased work that chronicles the dynamic shift and development in experimental swedish composer ragnar grippe’s canon. the limited clear double vinyl release includes a download code.
recorded between the release of “sand” (1977) and “lost secrets” (1981), “symphonic songs” is a formerly unreleased work that chronicles the dynamic shift and development in experimental swedish composer ragnar grippe’s canon. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
after releasing three powerful edits of fly free in november 2017, jon dixon is back with a new sampa ep. inspired by the strong culture and rhythmic grooves of sao paulo brazil, dixon delivers 4 tracks sure to be a tool for any dj. with the title track paulista avenue already in the rotation of derrick may, radio slave, and gilles peterson.
this mirror-like musical progression starts with lots of dynamics and harmonies which then continue with a more sonically tranquil section while heading towards a dynamic ending, thus completing the symmetry and binding both parts in a seamless album.
the mar-keys is the first house band from the label stax records. during the 60’s they recorded many songs and with their first single “last night” they made it to the top of the us charts. years after this massive success they released the album “the great memphis sound”, with the support of artists like isaac hayes and booker t. jones. guitarist steve cropper shows his skills in the jazz and soul sound from the music on the album. the instrumental tracks including song classics like “the girl from ipanema”, “in the mood” and “philly dog”.
the group started in the late 50’s as the royal spades and became known as the band where a lot of musical talents marked their first step in the industry. as a backing band they worked together with artists like otis redding, wilson pickett and carla thomas.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
psychick visions from a dystopic parallax, closely mapped and cognate to the occupied plane we recognise but littered with nuanced distortions, twisting certainty just past the assured facade of familiar... for its inaugural release mirror zone unveils a repressing of an overlooked ep from uk artist memphis way back when in 1994. we re delivered complex, mystic rhythms nodding to the likes of pwog, paradise 3001 and sabres of paradise, the unique breakbeat-tweaked, tribal-trance epitiomising early 90s output from labels like kk, go bang!, dream and esp records.
180gr pressing , the now legendary abbey road version of “the isness” was the originally conceived version before last minute wholesale changes resulted in new tracks, different mixes and/or edits appearing in a wholly different order for the commercial release of “the isness” in 2002. the abbey road version had been initially promo’d to ecstatic reviews, receiving an unprecedented 6/5 stars from mixmag “it’s like a beam of white light from heaven”.
reaching its 15th release, amphia sees the return of cezar lazar’s double ep, intuitively called “archetypes”. known for his innovative approach both behind the decks and productions, cezar’s creative alter-ego enacts a variable puzzle with hard-edged sonic pieces laid out over five tracks, each with their own distinct acoustic palette. side a holds “equtime”. this side-long track envelops a stripped-down melody with perforated rhythmical pads, fleshed out with disconnected threads of vocals. side b is dedicated entirely to “badgervox”. displaying a weighty bass section alongside the shuffled percussion work, its intricate melody is integrated smoothly creating a unique soundscape. “thicken court” holds the first half of side c. sharp in its composition, it holds an assorted percussion ensemble and a collection of fizzy waveforms. they complement a thunder-like bass protagonist that holds the center stage. we continue with “boe dark”, where textures and sharp tones grow in layers upon layers creating tension. the apex is reached when modular timbres are hindered by sparse piano patterns, completing this electro-acoustic scenery. on the flipside, “wedmar” holds the key to our puzzle with its accurate four-to-the-floor feat. with a series of programmed overlapping organ vibes, the sound feels both piercing and intense, creating a sort of sensory impairment. “archetypes” displays cezar lazar s gentle subtleties and fluency in different dialects of idm.
(text by: bianca iulia)
animals onpsychedelics is a label out of cleethorpes, run by dj carl h. through a combination of name, artwork and musical output, animals on psychedelics focuses on the more tripped out, spacey side of electronic music. release 003 comes from memphis who has had these tracks hidden away on his dats files since the early 90s, jane fitz who contributed to the 1st release over at aop helped un earth and make this ep happen, you know its going to quality with janes involvment.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A PARTY? (RARE SINGLES - MEMPHIS 1979 - 1984) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK16.03.18
arkansas native, lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york, l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie, soul, and funk. lee moore unfortunately never got close to reach his goals of fame and fortune. past due have taken the welcome liberty of repressing this monster slice of disco-soul from moores catalogue for us all to enjoy and spin on today s dance-floors. do you feel like party? is a rare early 80s jam from the man and features all the hallmarks of his unique sound and style.this dlp features every (incredibly rare) single and 12inch that lee produced under his name and different monikers. essential boogie business!
ALIEN SYMPHONY (MARCEL FENGLER, KEIKARI, ELECTRIC RESCUE RMXS)
12" Vinyl D20.11.17
volphonie is the new label of chris honorat, resident and creator of the automatik events at the rex club in paris. with a dark and hypnotic music inviting to night-time voyage and introspection, volphonie is a label that chris wants at his image and in conformity with his techno religion. scan x, a pioneer of electronic live music in europe and laurent garniers sound engineer, provides the first release of the label with the track alien symphony, a piece in the artists purest tradition, a truly sound odyssey revolving around a deviant lead and heady. marcel fengler delivers an aerial remix faithful to the original spirit of the track, but even more hypnotic and captivating. keikari, one of the most promising artists among the new generation of french producers, imposes us his brutal and uncompromising version, while electric rescue, the most prolific french activist through his label skryptom, takes us to the rave with a mental techno that only him owns the secret.
angesiedelt im jahr 2019 in neo-tokyo, erholt sich die welt noch von den verheerungen des dritten weltkrieges. die symphonische musik zu akira wurde von dr. shoji yamashiro komponiert, kopf des hoch geschätzten japanischen musikerkollektivs geinoh yamashirogumi, die die musik auch einspielten. neu aufgenommen und mit den fortschrittlichsten audiotechnologien remastert, ist diese veröffentlichung der unvergesslichen filmmusik von akira von einzigartiger qualität. auf der ebenfalls erscheinenden vinylveröffentlichung ist der klang gar so makellos, dass sie den »hypersonischen effekt« hervorruft, eine physiologische veränderung im gehirn, die beim hören von klängen vonstattengeht, die über dem menschlich hörbaren spektrum (40khz+) liegen. das ergebnis ist ein wohliges, entspanntes gefühl, ausgelöst vom high-frequency-audio.
RUNNING BACK MASTERMIX BY TONY HUMPHRIES (2LP+POSTER+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl+mp3 D18.09.17
running back will mark its fifteenth anniversary with the release of its first label compilation, the running back mastermix, in september. as befitting the celebration of a landmark year in the life of gerd jansonÆs widely adored imprint, janson has invited one of house musicÆs original & greatest proponents of the mastermix, nycÆs tony humphries, to curate and mix the cd & digital editions of the compilation, accompanied by an unmixed double-lp which features a handful of the compilations rare & exclusive cuts. the mastermix is a timely reminder of what has made running back endure and remain at the top of many house music fansÆ favourite label lists for over a decade. beginning with todd terjeÆs blockbuster æragyshÆ and traversing tracks from across the labelÆs history, it includes contributions from long time label regulars alongside more recent additions and reminders of some of rbÆs best reissues. label mainstays tiger & woods, matthew styles, redshape and leon vynehall all appear, alongside mr g, paul woolford and recent breakthrough artists shan, jex and roy camanchero. tiger & woodsÆs ædonÆt hesitateÆ appears on vinyl for the first time, while the dixon edit of precious systemÆs anthem æthe voice from planet loveÆ will be available on wax again after only appearing on a super limited 12″,,,, run the first time around. the choice of tony humphries to mix the compilation is a significant one.
sting gelingt mit dem in den londoner abbey road studios aufgenommenen -symphonicities--programm ein echtes kunststück. denn sowohl seine neuen und lyrischen komposition als auch ein new-wave-klassiker wie -next to you- - einst das erste stück auf dem police-debüt-album – fügen sich wie selbstverständlich in die soundsphäre der aufnahme. hier passt alles zusammen, persönlichkeit und idee, klang und ambiente, konzept und umsetzung, so dass -symphonicities- trotz des großen künstlerischen aufwands nichts von seiner authentizität verliert. das ist weit mehr als crossover und liegt nicht zuletzt auch an dem eingespielten team, das sting zur seite steht. denn sowohl das royal philharmonic concert orchestra unter der leitung von steven mercurio als auch die sängerin jo lawry als gast haben mit ihrer kompetenz dazu beigetragen, dass dem star des erwachsenen pops ein weiterer schritt in richtung stilistischer individualität gelungen ist.
official re-issue of danish electronic music from 1974! vinyl lp comes with booklet and limited to 500 copies - no repress. frederiksberg records announces the first re-issue of stoned which is exclusively licensed from the artist and has been carefully restored from the original master tapes. it comes with a booklet of liner notes by thomas knak. stoned by gunner møller pedersen is a pioneering partly-electronic composition from denmark. gunner believes that its musically out of category. it was created for a slide show with focus on sculptures by the late american photographer stuart fox. gunner self-released the record in minuscule numbers in 1974. the music on stoned has an original and meditative quality which transcends time and should appeal to today’s music lovers with a taste for something different.