with movement of thought, the french duo kas:st gives us a new look on what techno should feel like. with incredible sound waves and deep melodic vibrations, this release truly is an emotional journey from beginning to end. through its techno sounds, the ep shows that music is the result of the movement of thoughts. claudio prc, one of the best techno producers around, offers his own interpretation of the b-side track, « hidden memory ».
birth of frequency offered us 3 original tracks, just perfect to be played at the moment when the sky is changing from black to blue, when people on the dancefloor are stopping to fist pump, preferring to close their eyes and keeping their heads down while travelling through the hynotic vibes. in turn, luigi tozzi s remix is all about that moment when the sun is spreading its brightness all over the dancefloor, giving a new energy to all the last dancers. watch out! this ep will take over your feet and your mind
every week end im going to concrete to listen the artists who are playing there. i m talking about music with them , and do the same with people sharing the dancefloor with me. i collect all these inputs and ideas, all this energy, to define what concrete music dna is. because of this variety of people, tastes, and point of views, the label can t be reduced to one and only genre. to make the music more easy to apprehend, we are splitting the label in 3 parts, 3 differents moods, or more precisely, 3 times of the day... concrete music 7am contains the kind of music you could easily listen in our club at dawn, when the light is blue and the sun starts to filter through the mi-closed shutters. minimalistic, freaky or mellow, but always deep. concrete 3pm is definetly turned to house music. 3pm is the time when smiles are on every face, when the same vibe, the same energy, is going through every stomach in the room, and the crowd becomes one same entity. concrete music 4am aims for the more techno and black side of the music we love. at 4am, fists are pumping the air, or heads are down and eyes closed. it s not about how hard or fast the kickdrum beats, but how thick the atmosphere is.
the 04am a-side contains two south-african 80 s bubblegum tracks, revamped by young dj and producer perdu. he provided the tracks with delicate intros and rearranged them with new percussion, synths and deeper basslines. on the flip afrobot delivers two kind of new beat cuts, making the originals more abstract by some heavy chopping, reducing the amount of samples used, and adding disco breaks to the track jungle. handstamped with another drawing by frank koedood.
300 hand numbered copies with added insert. on the 17th of june 1976, a large crowd of young south africans marched through the streets of downtown johannesburg. the protest was an outpouring of public disgust at the recent actions of the apartheid government and its racist police force who, just the day before, had violently quashed an uprising of black school children in soweto who were protesting the humiliating enforcement of afrikaans in their schools. in the process, they shot dead a boy called hector pieterson. he was 12 years old. the harrowing photo of umbiswa makhubo carrying hector s body through the dusty streets of soweto, taken by a local journalist that day, spelt the beginning of the end of apartheid. the world now had a view into what was really happening under the racist national party.
nice price deal !!! dario dattis & morrisson presents right now. transport recordings is proud to present its new limited edition release, right now, courtesy of swiss italian producer dario dattis and san franciscos rising star morrisson. dario, keeping with his unique style of house production, blends deep dark tracky elements spiced with tasty piano parts while morrisson delivers a vibrant vocal performance, presenting a modern and soulful song.
on the corner’s dj tool and eclectic favourite, versus is back for a second instalment. there are some familiar faces occupying this tasty wax and some new comers pushing the needle further-out on the corner. as 2015’s versus sold-out we d already acquired some fresh production talents and sent stems over to new and old friends alike. get your atlases out as we criss-cross the globe introducing you to artists from afar-afield as nairobi, manchester, pune, iringa, detroit, and south london.
super rhythm trax welcomes phenomenally talented producer john heckle to the label . john has rightly picked up quite a following due to quality output on labels like mathematics, tabernacle, creme and more, not to mention his killer series of techno 12”s under the head front panel name. on this release you’ll find heavy nods to detroit as the music is bursting with soaring chords and emotion but all the time underpinned by the heaviest of 909 beats ! enjoy !
22a017 has arrived and it sees two of london’s most celebrated underground producers enter into album territory.
comprised of ten cuts ‘brick city’ takes the listener on a journey through afro-house, funk, rare groove, boogie and broken beat to name a few. tunes like ‘brick city (4am)’ and ‘butterfly’ groove effortlessly whilst synth leads interject over tasty chords, all the while being supported by solid bass lines – these two will undoubtedly set a strong pace on the dancefloor.
we continue the orb’s sin in space remix ep series with a third volume focussing on the duo’s latest full-length, the highly acclaimed cow / chill out, world! (kompakt 354 cd 134). the spontaneous, organic vibe and sample artistry of the album is reflected in three distinct reworks from highly respected kompakt mainstays the field, dave dk and jÖrg burger - all of them informed with surprising twists and displaying a clear lineage to the source material. the field’s remix of 9 elms over river eno takes the original s percussive part and unfolds it to a swirling, tropical epic that alludes as much to the orb s multifaceted sound collages as it does to the hypnotic, looping flow of the field s own output. meanwhile, dave dk turns in a club-friendly revamp of 4am exhale with the fittingly titled accellerator mix, indulging in exquisitely lyrical glitches and the magic of the straight bassdrum. jÖrg burger takes a shot at the beatless 5th dimensions with the excellent dschungeloper mix - its loose pop jam feeling and flirty shuffle rhythm recall burger’s lush lounge core efforts under his triola monicker.
no problemo is jonny teardrops first physical album release. inspired by native american peyote songs, using his jaguar as a bass, drum samples from obscure japanese crust punk songs, jonny teardrop charges through 13 brief songs snapping audible polaroids and conjuring fragments of memories. a short movie made of 13 scenes, written by himself and directed by louis vignat will be presented alongside the album. the 13 videos will be your introduction to jonnys weird and complex universe, a door that wont be easily closed once opened.180g vinyl with a secret locked groove giving access to a free downloadable ep
renowned house and techno producer mr. g joins the no ideas original roster with four typically powerful house cuts this january. hot on the heels of his fifth album, not to mention a year releasing on bass culture, relative, warm sounds, midnight shift and defected - colin mcbean is a producer that needs little introduction. leading the way, cant stop? sees mr. g merge an infectious vocal with rumbling bass, raw drums and a murky oscillating synth before 4am nyc download (ts version) introduces a subtle melody as a cacophony of hats join a distorted soulful vox. crunchy percussion and a moody hook then form make me mad before concluding the package with a twisted reimagining titled make me dub!
after a refreshing and vibey summer of sun, beats & parties, dext hq is firing up for our next release which is set to drop this autumn it is an absolute pleasure to welcome back one of our stable artists, callahan, for the follow up to his well-received dext debut don t need. callous ep shows the same rawness and intensity of his earlier work but with a more polished and refined production sound, focusing on a few key elements that are executed to perfection. right from the off, the title track callous draws you in with its haunting and somewhat dystopian synth line that rides along the track s jagged percussion. the result is the kind of danceable groove that has become the calling card of the more exciting techno music to come out of the uk in recent years.
2016 repress on solid black vinyl ** 4 superb pieces of deep, underground house vibes straight out of grodno. by now - four walls & funkyjaws perhaps need little introduction to you. coming off the heels of their smash hit release * one night in grodno* the belarus boys return to us with the follow up release simply titled * another night in grodno*. the recipe stays the same - four deep, underground house joints crafted with love and precise execution. giving you more of what you came here for!
being pioneers with a new album created in no more than 6 months, the orb are bound to be exposed to fan expectations running high, while quizzical questions about little fluffy clouds and the good old times take over. it s especially jarring as the duo of accomplished soundsmiths alex paterson and thomas fehlmann has become known for its genre-bending curiosity and surprising sonic detours, exploring experimental soundscapes as well as club-friendly beats. the funny thing is, though, that whatever the context, you know a track from the orb when you hear it. case in point: cow / chill out, world!, their latest full-length offering - a masterful ambient album that branches out in many directions, but unmistakably sounds like the orb in either ear (and probably to your third ear, too).
crosses genre to find its own space, & soundscapes, downtempo, ambient, & house music all find a place. the record flows like a vague narrative, a non-specific sort-of passage, a meditative jazz-house trip.
nylon trax the brooklyn born seattle-based label, lead by new yorker jaymz nylon has returned to its vinyl roots with the release of a four track ep. archv 1 features interstellar tunes from the catacombs of nylon trax extensive catalogue featured talents on this ep are the vocalist darrius willrich, leandro p. feat. anthony poteat, dj qu, dj jus-ed, zulus at work, m. carporale and nylon himself. traversing between all corners of the nylon trax diaspora, the club-ready archv 1 leaves no rock unturned. proving the perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with the labels hyper-global sound, nylon trax return to vinyl is nothing short of timely.
we proudly present jay lumen s new imprint footwork. for the first release jay has created a massive ep with his own unique signature sound presenting three tracks corresponding to different time frames within the dark hours until sunrise.
canal life is the debut release of london based mebourne duo goldie thorn. canal life is a bouncy filtered disco pop venture influnced by the sounds of the east london water ways. emu/akai hardware sampler librarys are guided by sweet vocals, bargain digital synths and melodic picked bass. this is also the debut release of there very own dreamtime records, dream analysis music.a limited run of 200. enjoy, canal life!
comprised of two of the most verbose mcs in hip-hop today– aesop rock and rob sonic– hail mary mallon prepares to unleash their second full-length release, bestiary. individually, these two lyricists are well known for wordy expressions eliciting oft-despondent themes. together, however, they appear to push one another to the limits of humorously witty wordplay, while simultaneously crafting complex rhyme patterns. the very title of the album, bestiary, was inspired by the fact that they both went into beast mode, here. the picture vinyl lp includes a code for free download of the full album.
public possessions eight offering is a 10 inch ep curated by our good friend samo dj from stockholm. co-running the fantastic born free label with daniel isling aka sling, releasing records on his own and in various different formations on labels such as l.i.e.s., born free, high feelings and more, he seemed to be exactly the right person to tackle the task of putting this record together.
cologne vinyl only operation rough house rosie return with a fourth release and a full label debut from russian producer shine grooves (also known to make techno as quadrat) whose track *pure reason* featured on the silent movie sounds i split release issued by rhr earlier this year. the cairo ep sees the yekaterinburg-based producer drop five cuts that slip between various moods of house and techno.
this ep is somehow special for us because we’,ve been wanting the original track for 4 years…,. back then, this very track called ‘,san pellegrino’, by rj valeo aka isomer transition grabbed our attention. our first offer to release rj’,s music was declined because he had different plans for it at this time. but our enthusiasm never really faded out, and nearly 3 years later we simply asked him again. this time is visibly worked. the b side has been confided to british producer och, undoubtedly on fire at the moment with his excellent publications on trelik, pal sl, his own autoreply or more recently on all inn records. he delivered a powerful floor remix, designed for nocturnal peak times –, as the name ‘,och’,s 4am mix’, suggests.
already supported by brendon moeller, guy andrews, ben sims, sebo k, troy pierce, samuel l session, gary beck, konrad black, reboot, tiefschwarz, adam beyer…,
chesus, c from c.r.s.t., half of darkhouse fam and the one and only metabeats fresh from his recent hip hop smash >hookers< with action bronson. so apart from having a finger in just about every conceivable pie, chesus is going back to his house roots on this solo project, which features the local talents, also making a fair name for themselves, the organ grinder and didz. this is an e.p. of classic house smashers, harking back to the house heyday of the 90s but with a production twist from 2012.
code for free mp3 download of these tracks included.
sine & moon started out as a collection of 4-track demo tape recordings jonti put together as a mixtape on the stones throw podcast series. since the release of the podcast, he revisited the original tracks, mixed and mastered them, and here we have sine & moon the album on 12 inch vinyl, including mp3 download-code.
for our 33rd release we welcome back darius syrossian whos last area remote >stay up dancing, get in monday< scorched the international club systems back in march.
seeking for peace was triggered after darius got home from a great gig and while chilling at home saw the news on tv. horrific footage of the onslaught in the middle east and the suffering of the innocent families caught up in the bombing made him realise that when he had been living it up, others were living in fear.
bass not bombs is the inspiration for the other 3 remixes. the proceeds from his two tracks will be given to the international red crescent.