repress - renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love, renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us, to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
afterlife keeps on going strong! earlier this month they brought us tale of us & vaals monument and that just got a proper remix treatment. no others than stephan bodzin and barnt, two artists, who stand out notably for their unique sound took turns on the original lead track and put their very personal touch on it.
tale of us present a new collaboration with vaal for the sixth release on their afterlife label. three years after they teamed up for -concur- and began to tour together, the trio return with their most anthemic offering yet.
repress 2016 ...visionquest have made a big impact in their first two releases on the imprint from seth troxler, ryan crosson, lee curtiss and shaun reeves. now they fill up the dancefloor with light on >dark song< ep from the compelling tale of us.
is the doctrine of the mind fully contained within the physical brain? or are there places that we can traverse, places between places, that exist outside of ourselves and the consensual reality we all seem to inhabit? close your eyes and just try it for a second. you may be surprised where you go… exploring this theme of journeying beyond our strict sense of self, label mates and friends tale of us and mind against have joined together once again to create a work that works, fittingly, well past the summation of it s parts. playing with tension and release and a restrained but expressive sonic palate that paints a picture without words, these accomplished artists from the life and death team bring us to a place that seems to surely exist. even if we might not be able to pinpoint exactly where that is
after the sensation caused by its last release, life and death comes back strong with another battle cry into the darkness. with a prized new member of the family, vaal, joining forces with a life and death mainstay, tale of us, the stage is set for another epic ep from the forward thinking label
limited repress edition
tale of us are carmine conte & matteo milleri. born in north america, raised in italy, at home in berlin. and this is their first release for minus. both musical and minimal, tale of us strip things back to their most basic ingredients. circular phrases hinting at the melancholic slowly spiralling downwards.
visionquest’s ryan crosson, mighty duo tale of us and the unique aquarius heaven all unite for the into later habits ep - the next release on the visionquest imprint. a-side angel is a collaboration between crosson and tale of us, a multi-layered head trip with a moody intro of broken beats that builds with intricate textures until a rolling groove drives the track into another dimension. b-side head under water is structured around the penetrating and distinctive voice of aquarius heaven as he weaves a story of the importance of family and love. beginning on a sparse, ambient tip with electronic bleeps and fx, the track develops with a hypnotic percussive groove that vibrates beneath the powerful narration.
luca c & brigante are beginning to need no introduction as their heady balearic mix of sounds continue to resonate from the beach to the club. together, they have dropped bombs such as >different morals< feat. ali love and the robert owens fronted >tomorrow can wait<. luca c is also one half of infinity ink, whose >infinity< has been one of the summers biggest records, and a new addition to hot natured alongside jamie jones, ali love and lee foss. sebi aka brigante has remixed the new single from ali love, about to drop on no.19. aligning with the ancient mayan prophecy that the end of the world is due december 21st 2012, luca c & brigantes new single >flash of light< featuring dance music icon roisin murphy is a call to love like there is no tomorrow. embedded in heavy reverb and stripped back to slow steady drums, the mood rises as roisins crystalline vocals fall into rhythm and weightlessness builds with the bassline hook, pearly high-pitched strings and a burst of harmonic percussion.
DESTINATION: EDUCATION REMIXES (TERRANOVA / TALE OF US)
12" Vinyl D12.03.12
gui borattos dark 2011 masterpiece >iii< was brimming with deft highlights, but not every one of them was aiming at the floor. showing his expertise in more than one style, the brazilian producer wove an intriguing web of beats and sounds that even surprised his most dedicated fans. >destination: education<, a slightly saturnine rhythm study featuring the return of guis wife luciana on vocals (who also sang on the classic >beautiful life< from debut album >chromophobia<), now gets pushed into the spotlight by dancefloor gurus terranova and tale of us, both tweaking the track to its optimal danceability. a must have for boratto zealots and crowd-sensitive djs alike, this 12 inch presents two heavy-duty bangers tailored to every partys needs.
das gleichnamige album des italienischen duos we love überzeugte als wahrscheinlich charmanteste liebeserklärung an das leben, die liebe und die popmusik des vergangenen jahres. mit der ep >timeless< legen sie jetzt ihre zweite bpitch control veröffentlichung mit neuen songs nach. musikalisch sucht ihr eleganter mix aus minimal-wave-pop, dezenten gitarren, new order reminiszenzen und den eindringlichen vocals seinesgleichen. die flipside gehört ganz dem dancefloor. hier finden sich zwei ebenso episch ausgedehnte wie reduziert arrangierte remixe von titeln des debütwerks. >ice lips< enthält eine schlankheitskur von tale of us, die bereits auf cocoon, barraca music und life & death veröffentlichten und u.a. einen grandiosen remix für who made who anfertigten. ein absolutes highlight ist sicher auch der troy pierce remix von >even if<. troy pierce releases auf minus gelten als klassiker des genres!
barcelona-born rainer grew up in california, but it was his move to london in 2007 which led him to start collaborating with cesare vs disorder, playing out around town and beginning his production career with the popular >neuralgia< under his belt. the obvious next step for him was to hitch his wagon onto the well-traveled route onto berlin where he now presents his second release on cesares serialism records. >x-berg to san diego<, a production in conjunction with the labels head honcho, a paean to his newly adopted stomping ground and the town of his youth. a tough house beat leads with a funky guitar picking out groove along the way, an oscillating vocal hovering into earshot as old-school snares jack it up.
after an impressive debut with thugfuckers >disco gnome<, life and death returns for round two as it once again gives us its slightly psychedelic after-hours take on dance pop. here it s with a remix ep that features two stellar remixes of danish band whomadewho. the first remix comes from tale of us, the young italian duo who were quickly recognized for their incredible remix of disco gnome and who are already being recognized as one of the most promising new electronic acts to come out of italy in the last 5 years. the second remix comes from michael meyer, a pillar of dance music and an outstanding producer who truly needs no introduction. with a dreamy voice and haunting melodies that creep into your brain and stay there until well after the lights have come back up, >every minute alone< seems set to establish the new label as strong voice leading the charge into new territories along the borderline of dance and pop.
das in berlin lebende, italienische dj/produzenten-duo tale of us hat in den letzten jahren eine rasante karriere hingelegt, die 2017 mit ihrem debütalbum -endless- bei der deutschen grammophon ihren vorläufigen höhepunkt erreichte. ihr -fabric 97- mix ist eine eklektische tour de force mit vielen unveröffentlichten und exklusiven tracks, frischem material ihres labels afterlife, sowie profilierten kollegen von adriatique über efdemin vs. dj koze bis recondite und patrick bäumel, plus natürlich dem eigenen exklusivbeitrag -error error-.
das aus berlin operierende duo tale of us veroeffentlicht auf renaissance seine erste mit spannung erwarte mix-cd auf dem britischen traditionslabel. das duo liefert uns einen exzellenten mix zwischen house, dark disco und techno. mit an bord sind tracks und remixe von u.a. kollektiv turmstrasse, mathew jonson, roman flügel, simian mobile disco, closer musik, carl craig, robert hood, peter dundov sowie exklusive tracks von tale of us. check it out!
tomorrowland xv years feature 30 tracks across five vinyls with the festivals biggest dance tracks by the likes of afrojack, armin van buuren, avicii, dimitri vegas & like mike, eric prydz, kölsch, lost frequencies, martin garrix, swedish house mafia, tiësto, and many more. limited and numbered edition of 3000 boxes with certificate.
THE MYSTERIOUS TALE OF HOW I SHOUTED WRONG-EYED JESUS! (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK22.11.17
steeped in the influence of flannery o’connor and tom waits, the album wrong-eyed jesus revealed jim white as a spiritual anatomist of the american south. no such place ups the ante revealing a broader, more diverse collection of songs about rage and redemption, depravity and dreams, dead cars and broken hearts. with tracks produced by morcheeba, sade co-founder andrew hale, and q-burns abstract message, along with stellar remixes by japanese underground guru, sohichiro suzuki of world standard and yellow magic orchestra fame, jim finds himself reveling in the unlikely zeitgeist of the new album. “this is a crackpot love letter to all those lost souls out there like me who won’t settle for wrong, but have no clue how to get to right.”
tale of tales is a sampler release from the lagaffe tales family pool. in this third vinyl release and our second tale you will find tracks by the local felix leifur, the swedish sune, the german duo coeo and moony me. this tale is a celebration of our ventures as a label and seals the memories we have with each artist
tale of 2 cities (or t.o.2.c for short) is the culmination of what was just a whim of an idea from label owners mike & justin. it s the first of its kind for us & anyone who knows anything about kolour ltd should know that we shall leave no stone un-turned on a release of this magnitude. this 14 track, 3x12 vinyl compilation is a smooth journey throughout the realms of deep house, mid-tempo grooves, funk/soul, with an edit (or two) for good measure. disc 1 features the incomparable talents of jimpster (under his franc spangler alias), admin, ugly drums & lady blacktronika, henry wu, and the hue ft. kissy asplund. disc 2 features the fouk boys, frank booker, vincenzo de bull & halve soul, & inkswel. disc 3 features the talents of eddie c, napoleon, sleazy mcqueen & vinyladdicted, patchworks, and leblanc. 3 x lp in a trifold sleeve & poster.
rubber is new label from the hague with a motley mixture of off-radar electronix for both the experimental clubber and home listener. rubber001 is a bold three-tracker. mannequin records head-honcho alessandro adriani hits the nail on the head with his secret weapons. secondly, reigning from finland, 0.5w (halvtrak and stak etop) pans across the room like running with titanium scissors. the cherry on top is this piece of dutch drum-laden poetry, probably on illegal medication, about a bicycle mechanic from the hague by legends unit moebius, reverend cor gout and salo mentale. all on 180 grams of white vinyl in a white jacket.
smashing into 2014 with force, eatbrain presents its debut album - tales of the undead lp. featuring an all-star lineup of global drum & bass talent, this compilation is set to make an impact with 18 tracks hand selected by label boss and neurofunk innovator jade. truly an international effort, with 23 artists representing 15 countries around the world, newcomers and heavyweights alike have all brought their a-game to the compilation. their efforts are clear - from the raw, breakneck sounds of mindscape and chris.su to the futuristic beats of telekinesis, the common denominator is quality. tales of the undead sees drum & bass luminaries - names like maztek, l 33, nc-17, dabs and axiom - join the label roster, while rising stars like disphonia, qo, bowsar and many more make powerful statements in their eatbrain debuts. not to mention, vocal duties masterminded by the likes of coppa, 2shy, krytpomedic, and nuklear take the album to the next level. dark. deep. unfiltered. unrestrained. this is premier neurofunk drum & bass.
smashing into 2014 with force, eatbrain presents its debut album - tales of the undead lp. featuring an all-star lineup of global drum & bass talent, this compilation is set to make an impact with 18 tracks hand selected by label boss and neurofunk innovator jade.
goldfrapp veroeffentlicht ihr neues album bei mute. >tales of us<, das nunmehr sechste album der band, wurde von alison goldfrapp und will gregory geschrieben und produziert und in ihrem studio auf dem land in westengland aufgenommen. ganze zwei jahre dauerte die arbeit an diesem geradezu schwelgerischen werk - es ist das bis dato erzählerischste, kinematografischste und intimste album von goldfrapp. man kann zu recht behaupten, dass keines ihrer vorhergehenden alben die lyrische weite vorwegnahm, die ihr jüngstes werk besitzt. fast ausnahmslos alle stücke sprechen in der 1. person bewegende charakterbilder und reflexionen über abseitige liebesaffären, ungewissheiten, halluzinationen, maerchen und moderne moritaten, aber auch momente von erlösung, geronnen in songs, in poesie, die goldfrapps musik an einen bislang unbetretenen ort fuehren.
die cd-version des albums liegt der vinyl-lp bei.
endlich ist es soweit: mit tales of transit city veröffentlichen okta logue ihr zweites album. nachdem sie sich im in- und ausland eine treue fangemeinde erspielten, ihren selbst heraus gebrachten erstling ballads of a burden zunächst ausverkauften und mit ihren legendären videos musikfans und cineasten in staunen versetzten, hier nun der von vielen herbei gesehnte nachfolger.
cd-version des albums und poster inklusive.
honour is represented by marcus intalex & tokyo prose. we have been hunting a release from marcus intalex since the beginning of samurai music & red seal and so it finally comes to pass with >redan< for code of honour. one of the best djs on the planet in our opinion, and consistently redefining himself and drum and bass itself with his productions, the history of marcus intalex stands as one of the most impressive in the whole genre. we are beyond honoured to add this icon to the list of artists on samurai. >redan< possesses everything that is great about marcus intalex. his ability to combine emotive depth with strong dancefloor elements and make a tune that makes people actually listen and feel on a dancefloor. >redan< is most definitely one of these tunes. tokyo prose breaks a drought of solo tunes with >reach<, a favourite of names like dj marky, this again typifies what has become tokyo prose signature sound and brings in a new level of production for him. euphoric, uplifting without dipping into fromage territory, it is a sound that makes you realise why you love drum and bass music. meiyo is to enjoy a good reputation, honor. these 2 artists have both earned our respect and honour with their achievements.
now it is time to congratulate everyone involved and the fans of stil vor talent with a special birthday present: two six-year anniversary eps celebrating present and future of the label. this is the second of 2 eps, featuring five of 10 individual birthday presents released on vinyl.
pattern select aka milton jackson and show-b have gone well and truly back to the raw on this, their first collaborative work together and debut ep for delusions of grandeur. both producers have been busy on some top quality projects just recently with milton jackson remixing recloose for planet e and show b producing for robert owens on compost. the pair met at a party in munich, promptly fell in love, and soon enough pattern select was born. kicking off tale of the tape sees the pair go deep n dark on this low-slung groove where demonic laughter rides the driving hats and insesant crashes until the filtering arpeggiated synth line joins the fun. tale of the dub gives us a stripped back, dub-infused version which goes a little lighter on the craziness of the first version but without losing any of the deep, hypnotic funk.
femme fatale with audiofly remix of the longest day following the success of layo & bushwackas last release the longest day comes femme fatale plus an additional remix of the longest day by audiofly, stripped back but beautiful and haunting. the a side, femme fatale with its winding hypnotic synth and deep pads harks back to the birth of house music whilst maintaining that up front feel, the track began as a play around with some well known 80s music but then developed into a track of its own.
its still like that: even though digital is everywhere there is still something very special about having your own tracks on a vinyl release. so this is it again: the very best of the last releases on koletzki_s sublabel stil vor talent digital on a double-sided vinyl edition. starting off with two tracks by bruch & junior that couldnt be more different: while >fiesta de la residencia< sounds like somebody threw some spanish vocals and trumpets into a pool of tech-house beats and basslines at a maniac afterhour on the white island (ergo: great),>sunset< is the deeply euphoric sound for the morning after. the synthesizers so crisp and all around you, the beat and bassline so warm and seductive: this is purely magical music that will make you forget when the sun went down or up the last time while still making you want to shake your legs to the strong bassline and chunky loop. hit! on the flip then comes a re-work of a massive hit on stil vor talent: a 2010 version of nicones >una rosa< complete with the original spanish vocals, but a much more grooving loop that turns into an absolute percussion fest. claps turn into effects and we all raise our hands to those reverbed original vocals. last up australian murat kilic with the wonderfully oldskool house anthem >summer traffic<: great melodic pads, a superbly harmonic bassline and when the breakdown kicks in, an ever-indulging xylophon melody. this whole record has got summer written all over it and helps us all get through this icy winter.
played by claude von stroke, timo maas, luciano, livio & roby, mihalis safras, d julz, hosh! after his huge success of the summer that was >trumpets victory< only 19-year old kiddo david august is back on stil vor talent with his second ep: sweden roof. sweden roof is also the title track on this two-track ep that is about the funkiness of house music and the glorious moments of melodies. a cut up vocal sample dominates the groove until we can hear why david august is more than a producer, but a musician after all. the great organ melody will have whole floors swinging along to this monster of musical raffinesse. this sound is like crack, once you try, you want more of it. now! and luckily there is. feeding our addiction on the flip is soul kitchen, an even more organic piece of tech-house-niceness. clap snares, pianos, a deep male vocal sample and equally as much sex appeal as dancing at the carnival in rio. this is soulful house music and it doesnt get any better. these two new tracks show that david august is no one hit wonder. >sweden roof< proves how deeply david seems to be in touch with house music - and the dancefloor.
solo traxx is the brand new label from matt jam lamont & scott tonic. an instrumental figure throughout the industry over the years - mjl has remixed, produced & collaborated with some of the biggest names in house & uk garage. solo traxx is his new output which specifically concentrates on the sound he has pioneered throughout his career - big catchy grooves with that unmistakeable uk flava, make no mistake these are red hot floor burners
el rey alobar is a compilation crafted with exceptional music and tones of love. nomad sounds blending with the warmth and passion that deep house and electronica have to offer, creating a unique outcome.