we re not sure who s behind the mysterious ac-exp project, but the shadowy figure returns with more of that strange, submerged house music he s been tickling discerning djs with over the past few years. after taking last year off, 1a is a fine place to start things up again with a strutting jack track carrying acidic synth pulses that flirt with measured delay processing. its a jam that sounds steamy and sinister all at once. 1b maintains this restrained but seductive vibe with the slightly trancey throb of the lead synths pivoting around the snappy drums to great effect.
whoever is behind the ac exp project has clearly worked very hard to ensure their identity remains under wraps, with zilch info out there on the big old internet. which is a shame because theres a degree of class to the two untitled productions on this 10- that demands some recognition. both are unassuming club tools that any deep house selector will appreciate a few hours into their set, all swirling, dubby atmospherics, tunnelling rhythms and snapping percussion.
since its release in 1988, dreamtime return has earned its reputation as a genuine classic. the two-cd magnum opus is one of the most important, widely known and highly respected release in steve roachs vast body of work. it serves as an essential benchmark within the electronic-ethno-atmospheric genre. . roachs travels in the australian outback, along with studies of the aboriginal dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in california were the lifeblood for this recording which even today sounds like a transmission from the near future and the very distant past. musically dreamtime return richly deserves its classic status, but roach also deserves credit for leading electronic musicians out of their sheltered studios and into an active relationship with the landscape, the wider world, and deep cultural history. the whole genre is stronger and more relevant for his example. stephen hill, hearts of space radio three decades after its release, the true expansive depth of this iconic masterpiece has been meticulously unveiled, revealing an entirely new listening experience. with this 30th anniversary remastered edition, mastering engineer howard givens utilizes his years of technical knowledge with electronic music, an extensive array of analog and digital tools, and his passion for this seminal work, to restore the original sonic nature and visionary intention, taking the listener deeper into the dreamtime.
back in 1995 while living on the west coast, at the peak of the rave experience, dj spun and dhyan moller recorded a bunch of live tracks, without any sequencer, all direct to cassettes. spun aka jason drummond, reached out last spring after rediscovering all the cassettes and asked us if wed be interested in releasing some of the tunes. jason shipped us the cassettes and after a good transferring session, we decided we had to release all the tracks under a 3lp set. this stuff is fire. we still love dj spun and dhyan moller!
canadian duo mdd make their slam debut following on from their first release in 2018 on and imprint inner surface. unforgiving, dark and distorted techno at its best. somber vocals and murky atmospheres create a wicked tension throughout the ep. manni dee also features for the first time on slam and gives his contribution by remixing opal fall into a driving dance floor stomper.
in 2016, after reissuing two bruce haack albums, haackula and electric lucifer book ii, telephone explosion began speaking with ted pandel (bruces lifelong friend and business partner) about working on the 1970 masterpiece the electric lucifer. it turned out there was another matter that he wanted to discuss: finding a final resting place for the bruce haack archive.
remastered from original tapes! die zwei key-singles aus dem album-klassiker “say my friend” des detroiter soul-künstlers rance allen, produziert von den mizell brothers (siehe donald byrd, bobbi humphrey, gary bartz, johnny hammond) und erschienen im original 1977 auf capitol records.
when commissioning remixes, the best labels think outside the box. that s exactly what firecracker s lindsay todd did when seeking out producers to rework tracks from linkwood s excellent expressions album. on this second 12- in an ongoing series, that faith has paid dividends. whereas the original version of ignorance is bliss was a warm, woozy, sun-kissed deep house affair, healing force project has reinvented it as a stargazing chunk of 21st century space jazz, complete with twinkling chords, low-slung double bass and reverb-laden drum solos. the musephased interpretation of love lost by kimochi label head area sticks closer to the ultra-deep, melancholic vibe of linkwood s original, but adds a frisson of excitement via bubbling, detroit-influenced electronics and hypnotic rhythms.
• healing force project & area remixes
• strictly limited vinyl
• silkscreened artwork by house of traps & al white
• custom, unique obi-strip artwork
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album, firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue), and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip, turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords, sweaty machine percussion, and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier, if surprisingly stripped back, feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object, with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing, cymbal-heavy groove.
millie jackson spring sides exposed as fantastic recordings of great songs, played by remarkable musicians and sung by a truly amazing singer. remixed by steve levine to bring them into the sharpest focus.
one of the masterworks of 20th century electronic music, the electric lucifer by bruce haack. originally recorded in 1968 and 1969 (and released in 1970) it is an album both unique in conception and superb in realization. your your gateway to the profound yet playful universe of bruce haack, a -far-out- place where flower-power and inner-space electronics collide!
l.a. experimentalists halocyan continue to broaden their originary technicity series, which aims to performatively epitomize the technological augmentation of human intuitions and logics, with specific reference to modern electronic music, through the unlikely melding of diverse, conspicuous signifiers, from across the spectrum of this music s very short, but already rich history.
reissue des legendären debütalbums von luke slaters wohl bekanntestem alias, planetary assault systems. nach mehreren ep s in der -planetary funk--serie zwischen 1993-1996 erschien 1997 schließlich der longplayer -the electric funk machine-, der unterschiedliche techno-styles aus detroit und europa - von peaktime-banger über düster-monotone grooves bis überschwenglich-soulful-verträumte detroit-trips - kombinierte und auf anhieb zu einem zeitlosen meilenstein des techno avancierte.
die neue soul togetherness 2018 enthält 15 modern-soul-highlights des jahres, die teils erstmals auf tonträger erscheinen. darunter sind grandiose songs von cornell c.c. carter, kenny thomas, jaki graham, john reid und james day (in teils exklusiven extended versions), die rückkehr von change und the richie family, die beiden künstler brian courtney wilson und lexi von motowns neuem gospel-label, dance-grooves der newcomer the apx und imaa, vintage-soul von ernest ernie & the sincerities, soul-garage-hymnen von dj spen und prefix one, sowie der fabelhafte mousse t feat. peven everett
versus volume four welcomes three new pairs of talented producers to the lossless camp. finnish duo trisector & infader bring some tough and dirty stepping vibes with “who are you”. austrian pairing faible & konfusion deliver the ultra funky roller “innocent”. brothers slider and expose drop a half time monster in the form of “soundsistem” and soul intent teams up with nottingham best vocalist e with the cinematic “snow”.
booty-shaking & mind-moving! the new s3a release specifically originated and is meant for the dancefloor, one dancefloor in particular to be precise. taking experience from his alma-mater rex-club in paris, s3a crafts a 4-track ep to honour this legendary venue in the heart of parisian music history. the label times are ruff releases a steady stream of dj-friendly tools and dancefloor ready house-tracks, with a hint to the past but never sounding dated. s3a rex club paris resident ep dedicated to legendary rex club in paris s3a just came back from his first australian tour
henry mancini ist einer der größten produzenten von genialen filmmusiken. wer kennt nicht die weltberühmten melodien “peter gunn“, “baby elephant walk“, “moon river“ oder “breakfeast at tiffany’s“. jetzt gibt es seine hits auch auf vinyl.
from the mind of the prolific genius legowelt (under the alias rising sun systems) comes this amazing space ambient longplayer. originally released digital-only in 2015, the album finally comes to vinyl with 11 tracks spread over two discs of musical tranquility in a picture cover, featuring brand new artwork by legowelt himself! using special quantum frequencies, this release will alter your brainwaves to make you a smarter and better human being. limited edition of 300 copies!
serena butler returns to the fore with an ep for stroboscopic artefacts. -we want neither clean hands nor beautiful souls- is a four track recording of butler s personal juncture with the queerverse and his engagement in queer politics, an elaboration on the alternate freedoms and minimal politics of alienation introduced with her 2016 release on eerie.
having taken its natural course over the past 18 months peckhams yam records are making the move from retail to production. continuing our celebration of local talent, both unsung and established, we aim to bring all styles of music together under the yam recordings wing. theyve been a permanent and ever-hilarious part of the shop since day one so it only seemed right that our first release should feature chaos in the cbd. distilling their sound over the past few years, beans and louis make the highest quality house music, which is perfectly demonstrated on this two-track ep. global erosion sees long-time collaborator isaac aesili contribute horn hooks and live percussion to this truly deep and emotional journey. on the flip, background explorer turns up the heat with an 8-minute heads-down transcendental percussion and drum workout, the surging chords and rainforest calls forcing the head to follow the feet.
cristian varela experiment5 regis remix: black codes is back with this huge remix (re-edit) from mr.regis to the spanish techno legend! metallic and industrial sounds from the wizard of the underground music. arnaud le texier koni: the french icon of the proper techno attacks again with this elegant and deep creation called koni ian axide black codes: clever and organic sounds from this amazing producer who is in the actual charts from big names like dave clarke! dj support: dave clarke, amelie lens, uvb, tensal, marco bailey, tataki itoh, ken ishii
this is the first time this ground-breaking release has been available on 12inch for four decades. that instantly recognizable bassline, the cosmic guitar and then that vocal / flute combo expansions is one of those glorious jazz funk records that really does expand your mind.
cassette version of the loch ness videogame soundtrack originally released in 2012 on the legowelt website. made with the mighty haunting sid chip on the commodore 64 computer - remastered and comes with new artwork and extra unreleased tracks!
further concrète explorations from the second generation of forward-thinking sonic auteurs that would push the boundaries of experimental music known collectively as the groupe de recherches musicales - founded by the father of musique concrète, pierre schaeffer - which has influenced generations of artists across the world.
hamburg’s achim maerz arrives on dba with an expansive twelve track package. split across a 12” ep and a cassette, “experiments” is a collection of live, improvised house jams recorded in the summer of 2015 in the artist’s home studio. the title refers to the fast and rough recording of the material, with the aim of catching a mood before process and self-awareness take over. fans of maerz’ previous releases on the essential wake up! label amongst others will immediately recognise his trademark, ethereal house sound.
zwei 1970er klassiker der wunderbaren linda clifford, produziert von leroy hutson: “march across the land” (1973) und “only fooling myself” (1977), letzterer erscheint erstmals und exklusiv auf 7” vinyl.
zwei soul-klassiker erstmals auf 7” vinyl! expansion veröffentlicht zwei zeitlose highlights des us-soul-stars al johnson aus seinem zweiten album “back for more” wieder, das 1980 auf cbs erschien. “i m back for more” ist ein duett mit der wunderbaren jean carn und erscheint hier erstmals in der full length version.
EXPLORATION EP (BATTLE REWORK, BLEAK REMIX, ASOK REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK21.09.17
three years in, blackhall & bookless jaunt label is becoming a serious force for forward thinking, fractured techno exploration. on this split ep with chad, the duo take the a-side and present two different versions of links. the battle rework is a tense and dramatic tumble through dub techno soundscapes, while the bleak remix pares the elements down to a more focused, minimalist thrum. chad presents a wholly different vibe on the flip, using rich, warm synthesiser tones to draw you in to afters, and then scenery regular asok takes up remix duties on the track with an immersive version that borders on breakbeat.
hamburgs achim maerz arrives on dba . the title refers to the fast and rough recording of the material, with the aim of catching a mood before process and self-awareness take over. fans of maerz previous releases on the essential wake up! label amongst others will immediately recognise his trademark, ethereal house sound.
FREEDOM - ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL (180G 2X12 LP + BOOKLET)
2x12" Vinyl lp D25.08.17
deluxe 2 lp set, includes 16 performances from hendrixs july 4, 1970 atlanta pop concert. mastered by bernie grundman. pressed on 180 gram audiophile grade vinyl. housed in gatefold sleeve, including 8 page booklet filled with never before seen photos and detailed liner notes.
mannequin records is proud to present a lp compilation of michael antener (swamp terrorist) early 80s minimal synth/industrial projects nacht raum (with michael stõmpfli) and, as solo, bande berne crematoire.
special collaboration with friend label ‘simple music experience’ from bordeaux/marseille, contains original industrial, synth-pop, jakbeat, post-punk, experimental and contemporary music by underground artists from france.. originally released on tape (sm05) in 2016. 100% hit !
after his warmly received digital release in our aine platform we are glad to introduce you the first solo ep by refracted in our label. this berlin based spanish producer is a modular and analogue expert and this work is a perfect example of his scientific approach to techno.
from his early days as zev love x to his reinvention as a masked supervillain leading the indie hip-hop revolution, lyrical savant mf doom has remained one of the most interesting figures in the rap universe. while most fans already worship classic albums like “operation doomsday”, “mm...food”, and “madvillainy”, doom’s output also includes a number of guest appearances, non-album singles, promo tracks, and other rarities that never made it onto an official release. now, those tracks are finally available on “unexpected guests”, a limited-edition vinyl collection showcasing rare mf doom material. included are collaborations with the likes of talib kweli, j dilla, ghostface killah, sean price, count bass d, vast aire, masta killa, and more. many of these tracks have never been available on vinyl before, making “unexpected guests” an essential addition to doom’s already impressive catalog.
social experiment is back with a 3 cut ep that was specifically crafted for the dance floor by rising star ad/d. an individual with a long history in dance music who is set to go the next level off the back of this stunning debut package on this imprint. the ep features 2 floor destroyer grooves featured heavily in art department dj sets all year, and ends with the sublime and slightly 90s nostalgic gem * star 233411* from the canadian also knows as mario j, which is heavily influenced by the music he made and played at his iconic nightclub, industry.