747’s paleo is an essential acid collection of eight diverse tracks, with a vinyl-exclusive d side. aquaregia’s first long playing release weaves through the different faces of acid on a time travelling trip through geological history. the journey begins with warm pads enveloping lush landscapes fringing the shallow, prehistoric seas where swarms of trilobites frenetically scurry, seeking to survive and evolve. roiling subaquatic vulcanism rules the b side, a seeding ground for exotic crystals whose hexagonal points vie for space as the magma cools and the minerals speciate. we’re then taken further into the depths, where planispiral ammonoids swim in the pseudo-antigravity of the saline seas. and finally, closing out the excursion, we’re transported from ages past, through the fleeting present into the future, to a warming ocean with disrupted ecosystems and unpredictable currents, the effect of a morphing climate.
YELLOW SUNSHINE / DONT TELL ME LATER GIRL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK22.03.18
yellow sunshine by the band of the same name is an essential proto-disco jam from back in 1973. a big one with the underground disco heads and b-boy dj s in the bronx alike this record is a sure-shot! often early hip-hop djs would buy 2 copies of this 45 or the lp and cut it up long enough for the crowd to get loose and into the groove. a party-rocker of the highest order. produced in philadelphia, originally released on kenny gamble s gamble label and featuring some heavyweight players including dexter wansel, roland chambers and more, yellow sunshine is the perfect blend of funk, rock & disco old school style. backed with don t tell me later girl a la the original 73 gamble records promo this one s an essential for anyone who digs that funk! there s always been poor imitations, but this 2017 repress is from the master tapes (yes, we can prove it) and is fully, 100% legit in every way. yellow sunshine now available again, released in conjunction with gamble / pir. back on the streets. same as it ever was! buy on sight!
the reverend eddie bones is the esteemed american composer, pianist and instrument builder cooper-moore’s collaboration with the songwriter and artist ed pettersen. these two fresh interpretations of gospel songs are both featured in the new norwegian tv thriller pilot “the green jersey” which is directed by Øystein karlsen, the cult director of dag, lilliehammer, and was recently broadcast twice in norway.
no.2 in the valve mastered sevens series.
collectable, unique, supreme quality - this ever expanding series of carefully curated 7-s takes in cult heroes, underground gems, future stars - a true treasure trove of delights to explore in gearbox’s homage to the humble 45. expect direct-to-disc cuts, groundbreaking recording techniques, one-off collaborations.... all connected in one significant way: the purity, warmth and luxuriousness of an all-valve signal chain.
these valve mastered recordings feature gearbox’s vintage decca valve mixer in association with their haeco scully lathe with westrex ra1700 series amps, westrex 3diia cutting head, and telefunken u73b tube limiter.
zwei nummer-eins-alben, zahlreiche top-10-singles, ausverkaufte tourneen und der titelsong zur hobbit-verfilmung – ed sheeran hat im laufe seiner noch jungen karriere schon einiges erreicht. nach all den erfolgen und terminen gönnte er sich im letzten jahr deshalb erst einmal eine verdiente auszeit und reiste um die welt.
wer jetzt aber glaubt, der britische singer-songwriter habe sich in dieser zeit bloß ausgeruht, liegt daneben. 2017 meldet er sich frisch und erholt mit einem neuen album zurück, das schon vor der veröffentlichung erste rekorde gebrochen hat. hier ist »÷« (divide).
das 180 gramm doppel-vinyl spielt auf 45rpm und erscheint im klappcover inklusive downloadcode.
HENRY STREET MUSIC - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION PART 2 (LTD 5X7 INCH)
5x7" Vinyl D09.06.16
henry street (named after brooklyn homeboy johnny’s neighbourhood) always had a ‘newyork’ vibe, and even when drawing its producers from further afield, the label encapsulated the city’s melting-pot of talent and raw, bristling energy... energy captured here, and exploding off these remasteredt racks like it’s 1999 all over again!so... dust off those dancing shoes, and get ready to feel the heat, it’s one more time for the henry street hustle!
limitierter doppel-vinyl edition des aktuellen scooter albums.
schon immer waren diejenigen scooter alben am erfolgreichsten, bei denen ein neues bandmitglied präsentiert wurde, welches sich mit innovativen ideen und zeitgemäßen production skills neu einbringen konnte. so auch beim neuen album »the fifth chapter«. phil speiser, der schon als dirty disco youth mit ersten achtungserfolgen in der clubszene auf sich aufmerksam machte, ist seit beginn 2014 festes mitglied bei scooter und der fünfte neuzugang in der 20-jährigen bandgeschichte - welcher auch zum albumnamen inspirierte.
primitive world aka sam willis joins r&s following a string of highly regarded releases on black acre, ecstatic sound and obsession recordings. the legendary belgian label is the perfect home for his dancefloor deconstructions, with the projects experimental, off kilter take on house & techno a natural fit for r&s records boundary-shifting heritage. a former member of revered kompakt duo walls, primitive world draws from willis time as part of influential london duo allez allez, whose dj sets and podcast frequently drew from dance music s punk and industrial fringes. purple caps finds the primitive world sound further maturing, the eps four original tracks confidently club focused yet esoteric enough to demand the full attention of djs and dancers with their off kilter rhythmic sensibility. since its inception in 2012 with the danceteria ep on black acre the project has already won ardent fans among djs such as untold, lowtec, joy orbison and barnt, while an early versionof this eps azimuth found its way into tessela s radio 1 show in 2014.
*this relentless restlessness liberates me,* björk declares on the song *wanderlust*, from her 2007 studio album, volta, and which is also the dramatic concluding track of her new voltaic live album. *i feel at home whenever the unknown surrounds me.*
pressing on 200 gram high performance vinyl, includes cd of the complete album.
boozoo bajou are now sitting in the 12th year since they put out their first record. now the duo drop the record of their career with their new album *4* on the legendary r&s sister label, apollo records.
kasket (aka charlie baldwin) returns to apollo with his second ep. warm regards, a collection of four songs left to simmer with traces of ambient, jazz, and dance rhythms, opens in dramatic fashion with a majestic title track of billowing synths and plaintively struck chords that serves as an ideal introduction to kaskets most realised work yet.
großstadtgeflüster veröffentlichen ihr neues album oh, ein reh! über four music und schicken mit konfetti & yeah ihre 1. single in die welt.
doppel-vinyl im klappcover, cd-version des albums inklusive.
apollo are proud to present the beautiful debut lp book of hours from cloud boat aka london duo sam ricketts & tom clarke. this deep & dreamy debut brilliantly showcases them as part of a generation for whom electronic production & songwriting are far from separate worlds similar to childhood friend james blake.
having first hit the scene 15 years ago with night over manaus, boozoo bajou have since gone on to release 3 critically acclaimed albums on !k7 and stereo deluxe, working with the likes of legendary drummer tony allen and soul legend willie hutch and remixing. common and tosca along the way. stepping up for their debut release on apollo records, the nuremberg duo of peter heider and florian seyberth have put together a stunning four track ep that draws on their considerable history while simultaneously moving their sound forward.
nach vier alben, die beim legendären john-zorn-label tzadik erschienen, fallen einem bei koby israelite begriffe wie eigenwillig , genial , produktiv , avantgardistisch und passt in keine schublade ein. aber letztlich ist der in israel geborene südlondoner - dessen musikalische reise vom klassischen klavier über den jazz zu speed-metal-drumming bis zum akkordeon führte - ständig auf der suche nach dem perfekten sound. und hierbei spielt es keine rolle, ob dieser von black sabbath, beethoven, bluegrass oder den rumänischen roma inspiriert ist. der sound ist dabei von eindringlicher schönheit, unterstrichen von der schwermütig klingenden armenischen duduk und einem wehmütigen akkordeon, und verbindet die liebe koby israelites zur musik des balkans und dem blues. jenseits des kantigen zusammentreffens von stilen und einflüssen - das album will nicht jedem und immer gefallen - findet man sich in einer welt wieder, die von einer einzigartigen musikalischen vision zusammengehalten wird, die gleichermaßen mutig wie kräftig, fremd wie süß ist.
embodying the spirit that has imbued apollo with a fresh lease of life since last years rebirth, jack lever aka bering strait channels a wealth of electronic influence on his debut ep, applying his own natural sense of rhythm and production talent to create purposeful and emotive music.
eight tracks from one of the worlds leading up and coming producers on two 12 inches in a picture sleeve. initially coming from a background in the musically raucous worlds of 2 step and garage, synkro has, over time, developed a sound that is altogether more introspective, more emotive and more emotionally complex. stepping up here with his second release on legendary apollo records, synkro delivers eight tracks that - while retaining some of the stutter and swing of garage, are far more rooted in the textural world of ambient music for which apollo is famed.
elektronische musik mit glockenklang als akustisches hauptmerkmal? sicher, das gab es schon auf früheren veröffentlichungen von hendrik weber alias pantha du prince zu hören. gemeinsam mit dem norwegischen komponisten lars petter hagen und sechs musikern, the bell laboratory, geht weber einen entscheidenden schritt weiter.
you would be forgiven if you thought the latest signings to apollo were a couple of new york or london based hipsters, the music is so fresh. shadow child is already well known for his debut shadow child ep (which contained the ubiquitous string thing) dropping on dirty bird at the start of 2012, but under other pseudonyms he has been a well known face on the dance music scene for a while. his co-conspirator on bordertown, horx, is also no new-comer and has been involved in the scene since its genesis in the early nineties founding xl recordings and positiva. kicking off with the deadpan, rapped vocals of tk wonder and a huge electronic gun-shot like clap, bordertown immediately signals its sparse intentions. a stretched, warped synth bass joins the ultra minimal arrangement along with the staccato, quick fire vocal delivery, which serve to drive the whole piece along. this is music for dark and small sweaty clubs.
r&s welcome new signing mpia3 to the label with a doublepack of uncompromising techno. mpia3 is a production alias of truss (perc trax) who has just the two eps preceding this on shifteds avian label. >your orders< see him continue down the path of raw, industrial, seriously funky, acid techno. his signature overdriven kicks recall classic robert armani and his sound harks back to the days of mike dearbourn and djax up beats, and the classic uk techno of ben sims and james ruskin but the tracks on >your orders< could have only been made in 2012. this is heavyweight music built for proper soundsystems and dark rooms. the six tracks on the ep straddle different tempos with some slick drum programming, but are tied together with some razor sharp synths and a healthy dose of acid.
dj sureshot, eine hälfte des hip hop-produktionsduos sharpshooters aus seattle, liefert mit >elegant aggression< nun das nach diversen singles heiß erwartete studioalbum.
auf dem album verbindet er harte hip hop-beats mit jazz, funk, reggae und rock instrumentierung und hat dazu sänger und rapper ans mikrophon geladen.
als gäste sind coultrain (platinum pied pipers), ohmega watts (ubiquity), myron & e (now again), noel ellis (sohn von rocksteady-legende alton ellis), the mighty pope (der erste afrokanadier auf einem majorlabel in den 70ern) und einige andere dabei.
für fans von aloe blacc, mayher hawthorne, daptone, truth & soul und ähnlichen künstlern und labels.
auf dem 3. vinyl finden sich 9 instrumental-versionen von tracks des albums.
vinyl double lp includes cd album.
egyptian hip hop first emerged back in 2009 as four sparky 17-year-olds from manchester with an uncanny knack for lush, scruffy melodies and raucous tales of guitar lessons from johnny marr. their debut ep >some reptiles grew wings<, produced by warps hudson mohawke, featured a clutch of delectably angular pop songs and affirmed their singular sense of rhythm.
volor flex is one of the fore runners of a talented crop of up and coming producers hailing from russia. rising out of a thriving electronic scene which spreads across the vast plains of the country, a scene that owes as much to the glitch beat alchemists of la and the minimalism of berlin as it does to the futuristic garage pioneers of london, and which is rapidly stepping out of the shadow of its influences and developing into a school of sound all of its own. the conspiracy ep is volor flexs debut outing on apollo records. having previously released two full length albums on dark clover, part of the bucharest based origami sound collective, which garnered critical acclaim far beyond the russian borders, gaining admirers in the uk and us and earning volor flex a reputation as a producer firmly on the rise.
outside society is a good presentation of patti smiths work as it chronologically explores the entirety of her career, from her first album horses (movlp018) from 1975 to her last, twelve from 2007, including hits such as gloria, because the night, dancing barefoot and her own intimate rendition of smells like teen spirit. it also gives you a good introduction to the artist as a person, as the liner notes are brief recollections of the recordings written by smith herself.
double 12 inch release on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.