wenn sie die musikalische welt von viken betreten, werden sie bald feststellen, dass der musiker eine interessante wendung im sound genommen hat. die ep schlägt eine brücke zwischen der elektronischen musik und dem künstlerischen umfeld, mit dem viken aufgewachsen ist.
the jungle brothers’ 1988 debut, straight out the jungle, was important for many reasons. it was sloppy and goofy but had moments of real focus and social consciousness. it was a true “kitchen sink” record, that caught a rap fanbase enraptured by eric b. & rakim, public enemy and boogie down productions a bit off-guard. also of note, beyond the excellence of the album itself, the jungle brothers were the fulcrum for what would become the native tongues movement – they came first, de la soul and a tribe called quest followed, under their guidance.
repress!!! frame of mind is a new venture initiated by gerd: a label that focuses on re-issuing rare and sought-after tracks as well as on releasing new music. first up we serve you this official re-release of nature boys classic ruff disco volume one. this highly in demand double pack goes for mad money on the second hand market, so after 25 years, a beautifully remastered edition is finally here. nature boys sound is best described as a rough combination of disco infected grooves with raw and hard hitting rhythms. tracks such as the livingroove, ha ha, trackin and of course tobago caused bliss and mayhem on dance floors world wide and brought joy to thousands and thousands of dancers, djs and music collectors all over the globe. this lp displays a fine mixture between house, disco and sometimes even dub/reggae. to this day ruff disco volume one is a timeless work of art.
pressing on pale green vinyl, cover with original lp artwork, including cd. remastered from original tapes. also includes a 4 pages 30 x 30 cm poster-booklet with photos, biographic notes (in english) & reminder of all vinyl references available supernature (cerrone iii).
city flys previous release was a feature in every discernible djs set showcasing the mercurial production ingenuity of munich marvel bartellow complete with remixes from the inimitable ugly drums and deep house deity fred p. next up they bring another german-based producer into the mix via scotland and the m1.
its now hard to imagine a summer that wont be sound tracked by hot natureds sleazy intergalactic funk and distinct bassline brilliance so its lucky the boys are back with forward motion – their first release for own imprint hot creations and dancefloor gold in the purest sense. disco delinquent ali love provides lead vocals
this release features the illusive talents of electric jones a.k.a jamie jones. this ep features three exclusive re-rubs that have are already highly in demand, largely due to the superb production and featuring some of the hottest re-rubs you will hear this year!
a mj tribute by l.a.s droop capone & dibase. hue man nature of the beast is a tribute to mjs classic human nature. with a laid back groove and beats, this is one for the after hours dancefloor. my lady is a take on mjs the lady in my life. 300 copies pressed only - check!
hot natured represents a sunny and modern take on classic and future classic music. subtly changing, and adding a new edge to some of the many different genres that have influenced the east london wideboy and los angeles newcomer who are behind the label. along the way hot natured will serve up disco through techno re-edits, pop remixes even slices of hip hop injected with the kind of dancefloor knowledge only a seasoned dj can tap into. whether its the reimagining of seminal artists like radiohead to kanye west, or chic to notorious b.i.g, the main goal is to do this with a certain level of sophistication and class, that is often lacking in the >unofficial remix< world.these artists and their work have represented unique points of inspiration for hot natured and its aesthetic. some might argue, >why mess with perfection?< well that attitude isnt much fun, is it? so please sit back, or rather get up and enjoy the first serving of hot natured, two naughty groove riddled versions of possibly two of the best pop records of 2008, chopped spliced and funked up by a well known london techno youngster.
aos’ boundless love for music is apparent in everything she does. as a producer, a dj, and an event organizer with seattle’s secondnature and tuf collectives, kayla waldorf’s vision eschews traditional categories and genre boxes in favor of an ecstatic spontaneity. her dj sets are well known for their playful energy and narrative threading between many different styles. violent light is aos’ first offering on secondnature’s own label, and it captures this playful essence. the title track’s stomping groove (complete with rave whistle) sets the tone, while lullaby and what/why move into headier territory composed of dusty synths stabs and clouds of vocal effects. finally, secondnature’s own fugal delivers a remix that flips what/why into a rolling depth charge.
der wiener produzent & synthie-zauberer dorian concept veröffentlicht sein brainfeeder-lonplayer-debüt!
seit der veöffentlichung seines albums „joined ends“ im jahr 2014 trat dorian concept überall auf, von glastonbury über sónar bis hin zu moma ps1 s warm up, und bewegte sich fortan bewusst unterhalb des radars. seither hat er die zeit damit verbracht, sich von seinem eigentlich wunderbaren produktionsprozess zu verabschieden und stattdessen einen brandneuen sound zu entwickeln, mit dem so niemand rechnen kann. inspiriert vom eklektizismus zahlreicher musikgenerationen (60er-jazz, 70er-fusion, 80er-neo-prog-rock, 90er-electronica), versuchte dorian concept, -moderne- musikelemente mit altmodischen methoden zu replizieren, live zu spielen und täuschend digitale klänge im dienste einer ironischen -parodie der nostalgie- aufzunehmen. erwartungsgemäß ist das ergebnis - aller kalkulierten und konzeptuellen Überlegung zum trotz - erfrischend unprätentiös: schwindelerregende crescendi, kakophone brüche und formidable rhythmen sind sowohl fachkundig produziert als auch kindlich, hyperaktiv und hyperfokussiert.
die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
arcane electronic duo violence, from quebec, canada, show their dark side on the four track 10-inch le flux de la nature. their underground spirit of new wave, french vocals, opaque and sometimes disturbing electronics reflect the complex rhythm of nature and intense human relationships. the spectacular cover art by manuel bisson complements the music perfectly.
our resident fugal returns to secondnature with his parallels ep: four versatile tracks of powerful rhythms and diverse moods. the korean-american artist from seattle picks up from the austere, dense, textural themes of his debut ep -oil panes- and expands them into colorful, adventurous territory. early support from: peter van hoesen, eric cloutier, aurora halal, acronym, luke slater, inland, dj rolando, shifted, artefakt, developer, and many more.
us producer d’marc cantu needs little introduction in the world of acid house and techno. since the late 2000s he’s been serving us quality musical output on labels like crème organization, m>o>s recordings, nation, altered moods or spectral sound, just to name a few. as well as his solo productions, he’s also one half of 2am/fm unit, alongside tadd mullinix (jtc / dabrye).
using a selection of hardware tools and analogue machines, his rugged sound draws on house, techno, acid, electro and hip hop and features crafty studio skills, knowing sampling and lovable raw aesthetics, defining his own sound that became known as jakbeat.
his latest offering for little beat different is, well, rather different in comparison to his usual club oriented output. it’s not as focused on straightforward dancefloor bangers, (although they are present here too), but features more experimental pieces, suitable for home listening purposes. totalling almost 38 minutes in length, this project has more of an album feel to it than a 12”.
maciej banasik has been releasing plenty of music as mb as well as docetism since 2012, but this release on silent season marks the first time the prolific artist s music has been committed to wax. in true silent season style the mood is consistently haunting, leading in with the foggy pulse of dentario enneaphyllidis fagetum i before the second part of the piece heads off into pure swelling drone. querco pinetum i is a different kind of droning techno that comes loaded with cinematic poise, but it makes for a natural partner to the a side. the second part of that piece drifts into calming field recordings of birds and shapeless synth swells of a truly majestic nature.
future music from new kanada s frontman adam marshall. sometimes its hard to categorize certain tracks and these ones are from outa space. it reminds me a lot of the time when we all discovered the first playhouse records from isolee, losoul and soylent green. magic moments which at first listen maybe not seem to work on the dancefloor because they are too challenging, but if you find the right moment they gonna work wonder…tip!
essential repress coming in! the triple vinyl now contains a download code instead of cd.
calibre has gone through his hard drives, dat tapes and even mini discs to find more gems for *shelflife 3*. thirteen of his most requested unreleased productions from 1997 to 2013 are now released on 3x12 inch vinyl.
the content label presents a dynamic new split ep from lex (de kalhex) and dday one, titled parallel presence. the eps title reveals some clues: parallel refers to something similar to another, while presence imagines a thing that exists but is not seen. these two producers, as kindred spirits, strive to work on this deeper level. parallel presence is an expressive step forward, presenting intricate beats, thoughtful samples, and otherworldly vibes colluding towards a mesmerizing whole.
the third release from seattle-based collective secondnature comes from archivist, with the star in a circle ep: four introspective tracks that take you on a journey through archivist s strong mood persona in the form of intricate, subtle musical landscapes and undertones. archivist explores the power of anxiety, loneliness and melancholia to compel movement, delving into the tension between internal struggle and dance floor liberation.