float records first vinyl release is a fact. and what could be better then divide it in 2 parts. the first output reflects the second. label owners twr72 presents you *reflect*.
the 1st remix comes from berlin based markus suckut. a subtle angle is taken on reflect which makes the remix feel sustainable. just the perfect remix to include in his impeccable oeuvre. all the way from finland is analog devotee samuli kemppi, who takes care of the 2nd remix. samuli creates a sudden tension with builds up until the very end. a001, from amsterdam, turns the original reflect into a obscure remix with an perplexing 2nd half. a001s mysterious and quiet appearance is a paradox compare to his musical output. twr72 closes the ep with the bonus track *response*. a solid and barbarous answer to reflect. no words are further needed.
detroit, 1993. the burden brothers, known for their octave one project and 430west record label, start a new sub label called direct beat. it was created to release the techno electro sounds of inner city detroit. in 1995 the label was in full effect and released music produced by friends such as tommy hamilton, keith tucker, mad mike banks, will web and them self.
now 15 years later we know that direct beat was one of the big influences on how electro and techno is today. together with underground resistance, axis, m-plant in detroit and some like minded people in europe and artists such as drexciya, aphex twin, autechre and dopplereffekt it changed the way people looked at techno... it broke away from the dominant 4/4 kick and brought back the funk and emotion that disappeared once house and techno became popular and mainstream music in the early 90s.
we are happy to bring back direct beat records by making some of its classics available for a new generation. this is a part of techno music history we may not forget about! especially in these days that people consume more and more of the format tracks. this shows that emotion, passion and energy creates much more then just a dj tool... it creates tracks that become part of peoples life! and not for just one or two months in your i-pod... but for the rest of your life in your record collection! timeless classic collection... must have!
freundschaft !! straight from the east, druzhba001 presents three original tracks by the bucharest based talent triptil. the release also includes a groovy remix courtesy of the berlin resident patrice meiner. limited to 300 copies.
this is the second volume of the computing machinery compilation. rhytmically dense, groovy and highly addictive tunes, these 3 tracks and 7 locked grooves from brussels based artists are irresistible to dance to. acid, rave, euclidian complex rhythm and industrial feelings. 300 copies on vinyl with an original silkscreened cover by e.m.i.
repress! japanese producer jun kitamura released 2eps from his own label capricious back in 1998 and 2000 named outergaze and outergaze 2 by his artist name jun. they were both underground hit in the uk and other countries. efd compiles 2 tracks from these 2eps, which are still heard in dance floors worldwide after more than 10 years, as the first release efd classic series.
new label from frankfurt/main focused on techno. the first release is made by korean klinika member klof as instant noodles. teamed up the last two years and played several gigs together. vital sales points: - first release of klinika - producer from seoul/south korea - focus on analog producing techniques - focus on underground
inspired soulfull tracks and locked grooves by 3 artists from brussels. analog machines talks to each other in these tracks that could be played from another galaxy. liquid feelings and hypnotic beats, bloops and synthetic hallucinations. precious moment of techno-pop ideology !300 copies on vinyl with an original silkscreened cover by e.m.i.
genesa001w marks the start of the label’s white series which will be reserved for a more playful side of experimentation within our genre. none was more suitable for the opening of the series than the serbia’s indeliberately best kept club secret, mkdsl (-mama kaze da sam lep- translating to -mama says that i am pretty-), a true master of combining different genre’s into a style of his own. broken-space-techno-pop anyone?
the ohmgrown series is about more music and less industry. its dub phizix way of getting his ideas to people in the fastest way possible. the entire process- sound design, writing, mixing, mastering will be done in-house by dub phizix, as are the visual elements to accompany the music. there will be no set sound or aesthetic to the series instead the focus is on giving people a window into where he’s at musically and what is inspiring him at the time of creation.
orion arm explores the universe of various producers from all over the world and delivers with this ep a taste of its influences. from the deep exotic mood of tsibili’s hamatsuki to the melancholic atmosphere of australia’s plantlife, we are proud to launch the label with this first oa release. also with the likes of the groovy hank youngman and the enigmatic domenick hunter, this va aims to push a new generation of producers to the forefront, ready to heat the dancefloor up, as well as healing hearts at home.
underground town is born in the heart of the swiss alps. surrounded by nature and breath taking views we throw unique events where quality music and the vibes of the mountains melt together to create an atmosphere where groove and true emotions are the key players.
for our first release we count with 4 artists that have shared with us their love and spent some time with us this past winter season and now we want to give you all a quality piece of each of these great artist and humans.
increasingly known for his productions as much as his storied dj sets, eric cloutier approaches the studio with the same kind of precision that marks out his club and festival appearances. on this first release on palinoia he exercises a keen sense of control over playful elements, not least on lead track “heuristic”. the nagging lead synth may hop around the mix, but it stays locked on to a thoroughly focused undercarriage of drums and low end that suits the professional techno set. “ipseity” is lighter in its demeanor thanks to some calming pad tones, but the strong structure of the track remains. the release rounds up with the slower thump of “opprobrium”, surmising cloutier’s attitude to the warm-up part of a serious, long-lasting dj set.
new label from the well respected 4lux camp. australian wizzards made a big impression with their debut called ross. now they return on the newly born andarta label. they raise the bar even further: five stunning underground dance tracks. a strong combination of clever drum programming and musicality!
long time scene stalwart darren price is stepping out on brand new label, kilsha music, with a fantastic ep of monster house tracks arriving. opener charm offensive is a fantastic ten-minute trip into loose limbed techno. drums, bass and percussion all wrap and weave around each other and melt your mind in the process. a rasping lead synth eventually becomes the focal point as background chords bring real soul. the brilliantly bristling everybody jack (uw live maschine mix) is a full fat track with busy textured synths, sci-fi effects and old school jack vocals that will really work the dance floor into a lather. its dynamic and ever evolving, with plenty of tense peaks and troughs throughout to keep the floor on its toes. the final vinyl track is this is house music, a deeper cut with warm, warbling bass and a muted acid line spraying about the mix. it slowly builds the pressure in heady fashion and is one to really hypnotise.
apart from being known for founding the infamous vinyl imprint subaltern records and for his residency on sub.fm, gabriele romeo aka. mentha has made quite a name for himself with his jazz-influenced bass music productions. this lp is a selection of tracks from his vault, showcasing his musical abilities and tasteful compositions in this self-release.
short attention, a new mexican record label, appears for the first time in the vinyl world, with a solid release in charge of chicagodeep co-owner of perpetual rhythms a respected record label from chicago illinois, putting mexico in the radar of underground music.
hailing from italy, different ways is the new label run by atimpuri. the first release is signed by one of the most influent duos of the italian dance scene, tengrams. “fractured textures” is a mini album composed of 6 tracks which are an excursion of tengrams talent when it comes to electronic music. once again, the duo managed to express their art combining tracks of different styles into a unique journey. a not to be missed record for your collection!
following our 004 ep we present our first va release with northsouth records bossman and all round don henry hyde (aka harry mccanna) kicking things off. still talking epitomises the forward-thinking sound that is currently coming out of london - a perfect example of our ethos and aesthetic at the label. a tried and tested bomb that will do serious damage on any dance floor.
super smooth release on nny records full of lush and sensual tracks. on the a side we can listen to nicson (flumo recordings) who delivers an excellent straight to heaven in a deep-house 90s mood, full of energy and class, after him f. vinuesa (solid tapes) approaches lo-fi and acid paths with highlands, a tune that is is capable of transporting you to another dimension. on the b side mateis e. aqir (jungle gym records) presents natural sense, a track that also takes you to a different dimension, this time more oriented to open spaces, in a balearic and new age mood fused with a leftfield touch which is a delight, and to close the compilation we have the great work of i see you in the plants, the new aka by pablo diskko for productions in an ambient techno-dub wave that absorbs you and catches you. a superb and an essential work.
arkada records is a new independent electro/techno imprint hailing from london u.k. the label is being presented with the ﬁ,,rst split vinyl ep featuring the sounds of t15dm (earwiggle /trensmat) and errorbeauty (arkada, crobot muzik).
aaja is a uk based cultural project encompassing a space, label and parties. not following too many fads or trends. aaja is an audible quest for deep and raw club rollers and late night neon tales. for aaja001 we’re pleased to gather 4 friends and artists in their own right for a diverse, inaugural 4-track various artists ep.
HE BLEEDS STORIES EP (I/Y, ANJA ZAUBE REMIXES) (PINK & BLACK VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL06.07.18
“he bleeds stories ep” is the first vinyl release on vraaa records, a techno label with the aim of queering-up the genre. both original tracks contains elements from projekt gestalten’s past original productions clashing with new sounds and being incorporated into a whole new context, like pieces of different stories scattered throughout the music and reconfigured into a brand new tale. each track was remixed by projects with contrasting gender identities: the heavyweight techno duo i/y, representing the masculine side and the fabulous german selector anja zaube, giving a feminine perspective. pressing on pink & black mixed vinyl.
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.
benny blanco debuts with a five-tracks staraya ep onto his valkea music. every detail has been taken care, from mixing to the master from vinyl press to artwork. following a short description about staraya ep stry 1 by ricky l red is not dead mix intense and majestic, the track of rare and profound beauty. stry 2 original mix its a tribute to benny blancos origins and to the electronic/progressive sound of the mid nineties that had great influence on him and became his trademark from the very beginning. stry 3 by giammaria coccoluto & luca vera as soul sonic remix an ethnic rhythm full of grooves thanks to the addition of percussive elements and a masterly used organ, which wont keep you still. stry 4 the thc revenge remix an atmosphere that captures and hypnotizes, where it extrapolates and magnificently enhances the most melodic part. stry 5 erly tepshi dark vision mix an esoteric and astral journey in the furthest and most remote corners of your mind. this original project to the artwork that will in essence, satisfy your eyes and especially the ears.
r.o.s.h. aka roshan chauhan, is already a name to watch, with “will i make the turn?” landing as his third release in a little over a year, having previously released via drumz for eternity and rosh. raised in an indian household in herefordshire the producer and dj is now expanding his ever-growing discography on negative space ma. r.o.s.h.’s latest release takes a darker turn as he morphs woozy memories of his nighttime rituals, from club to car to home as streetlights flicker overhead reliving acceleration though bpm on punchy a-side, “will i make the turn?”. while on the b-side cut “sorry... i can’t”, r.o.s.h. delivers an infectious melancholic ode to the realities of seeing someone you are close to suffer from depression.
heads up! the london based party opia delivers a stunning ep for their label debut.
a 4-tracker va ep with spacey techno infused breaks with the participation of artist from all around the world! the berlin based dj and producer audri, the uruguayan talent luis malon, basement space from sweden fresh from his debut ep on slow life and binary sound boss antoine sy directly from france.
one per customer! oiwa - the new subdivision of aiwo rec. presents rave racing top hits vol. 1 - a various rave race selection of oldschool electro-hiphop crossover / boss- / and breakbeats compiled 4 the floor by: dj normal quattro & dj -volcano- carrera.
indianizer was born in 2013, springing from the minds of psychonauts drawing inspiration from animal collective s wild frenzies and django django s tropical rhythms. following two self-produced eps (-pandas-, 2013 and -jungle beatnik-, 2014), their first full-length -neon hawaii- (edison box/pbp, 2015) was released in 2015. thanks to this debut album, chosen as one of the top 50 records of the year by noisey, the band toured italy and europe. -zenith- is the second full-length produced by the band together with edison box, musica altra and bordello a parigi which will be out on the 27th of march 2018: -a psychedelic texture, ancestral, made possible by vortical bass lines and cosmic patterns. an extraterrestrial cumbia in essence- (rolling stone).
washington based better listen records drop their first va ep. housing four disco influenced dancefloor workouts bringing a slice of sunshine to our shores. folamour kicks things off with an uptempo disco stomper, complete with driving bass, infectious string hooks and energetic piano stabs. the a2 sees ethyene slows things down combining choice vocal snippets, shuffling rhythms and sleezy synthwork to create a sunset groove ready made for the summer. on the flip ari bald draws on all the elements from a classic disco anthem, with brass stabs, slap bass and an uplifting guitar riff driving things forward, before dorsi plantar closes things out with a blissful boogie simmerdown perfect for any sunrise set.
memories is a bold collection of uninhibited songs inspired by ady’s personal experiences. drawing on touchstones of british adolescence, the album covers a broad range of themes - from love and relationships through to mental health issues. all the tracks on memories are written by ady, and co-produced by ady alongside the likes of ivor novello winning cassel the beat maker (akala, plan b), richard archer, eric appapolay (neneh cherry, craig david, lionel ritchie) and grades (bastille, dua lipa, khalid). highlights include forthcoming single ‘need somebody to love’ which sees ady intertwine sprawling jazz with adolescent infatuation over a teardrop drumbeat and sparse choral samples.
pærer, fresh label from france, influenced by detroit pioneers, uk experiments and berlin vibe, aims to promote the deep and experimental sides of techno. the first ep is a distant trip into a spatial atmosphere, combining percussive beats and perfect raw mixtures. an entrance in a deepness and grainy world, where you can feel the ground humming... include tracks by voice of sylenth (oscil8), untitled signal, jiman (nowhere, forsaken cell, singular) and a remix by birth of frequency (construct re-form, enemy records, concrete). enjoy!
nerang recordings first vinyl release showcases the talent of 4 producers who follow no rules on the studio. iok’s, i want to be with you (and a couple of others) is a lush track filled with emotion to set you on any roller-coaster. straight after that, we have dj safeword taking us to the darker side, literally, with his track hell. grey people’s lizard man dance is a hard hitting floor mover, for anyone with feet on their ankles. future dz came to the party with bongo 2cc, sure to start or or finish any night. put your seatbelt on, it’s time to get bumpy
dj boring and stanley schmidt launch new label ‘vienna’ with their collaborative ep - vienna001. a new place for their friends and like minded artists to call home, vienna (named after the city in which they met) kicks off with a three track ode to 90s idm and rave culture.
heavy on the atmospherics, opener ‘stay young’ weaves field recordings and background noise between primal melodies and uk breaks for an immersive and deeply ethereal cut. ‘butterfly walk’ takes you further into the rave, blending classic 90’s euphoria with uplifting piano chords and twisted acid synths, before stanley’s nostalgic anthem ‘i neva said it’ closes out the ep by reworking a david grant vocal over a kinetic electro beat.
recreating all the experiences and emotions of raves gone by, but through a contemporary lens, vienna001 offers an impressive glimpse into what’s in-store for the fledgling imprint.