for the second release of their own imprint -rapid eye movement-. memorial home heads the way and signs an opus chock-full of profoundly personal character. high sensitivity and forceful refinement. the ep features three original tracks and two remixes composed by kas:st and awb. properly titled -somewhere-. it is driven by an aesthetic quest for the essence of musical creation. when it becomes a channel of connection with the deepest self or intimate soul.
BLOOMINGVILLE (PETER VAN HOESEN REMIX) (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl NL12.01.18
blocaus series is back and explores this time the deep side of things guided by the fearless awb lighting the way. the parisian based producer awb is well know to be the owner of taapion records with shlomo and pvnv and also released music on soma records and raw imprint. awb’s sound oscillates between deep / atmospheric techno. with film scoring influence which are reflected in this ep. he delivers 4 fantastic cuts including an outstanding remix by peter van hoesen all on the edge of an amazing melancholic and deep techno style.
awb is back on the spaceship. he delivers this time 4 original tracks from deep techno to electronica. berlin based producer pris (known for his amazing work on shifted’s avian) is giving his effective vision of kinetic lullaby on the side b.
2017 repress in regular sleeve.
it is time for the third owner of taapion records to make it on the spaceship. for the fifth release but mainly his first ep. awb presents two original tracks both remixed by his brothers in arms.
2017 repress arriving soon!
sensible techno with refined layers of sounds and powerful percussion on a foundation of solid subbass on this all paris affair. made in paris is the key word of this second release on taapion records. all these young artists are part of a new french techno movement. antigone or roman poncet already crossed borders (indigo area. concrete. figure). other just emerging from the dark basements of paris. shlomo. pvnv and awb deliver some solid work on the taapion label.
following the success of their first release. paris based label blocaus series comes up with a various artists release including french artists zadig. anetha. awb & kas:st. specially designed for sweaty dancefloors. this versatile 4 track compilation treats differents aspects of techno music. from hypnotic tunnels and big room cuts to smashing 90s groove. proper essential vibes from paris!
from paris with techno! taapion records is back with the third compilation: four tracks made by french capital city with bambounou. shl0mo & awb. pvnv & kas:st.
first come the traitor from one of the strongest parisian artist of these last years. the track has a psychedelic and breaked rhythm. giving a feeling of a strange and deep dream with melancholic pads on top.
shl0mo & awb. two of the three label heads. are standing on a2 with blind. they are building up a travel through cosmic drops and unstoppable big room rythms: a timeless witsful.
just flip the record and you’ll find another taapion records owner on b1: pvnv. he is travelling again in deep and atmospheric techno. an amazing journey into the center of a dream where techno is a religion. the newcomer kas:st is closing the record on b2. with noumene they decided to recreate their own vision of taapion records. with that amazing voicepad. the french duo catches you on the techno highway and gives you strong emotions.
reissue of one of the rarest and most sought after releases from the thai scene. having been rated 6 stars by hans pokora (well deserved as this lp consistently sells for 4 figures locally in thailand). this has become near impossible to source. even in its native county as many were destroyed over the years. tip!
UNPLUGGED ON STRAWBERRY HILL (LTD YELLOW 180G LP + BOOKLET)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK17.05.17
living reggae heroes toots and the maytals unveiled their first ever acoustic album in the summer of 2012. to coincide with the 50th anniversary of jamaican independence day.
the album was recorded at sunset with the blue mountains providing the stunning backdrop. the gorgeous. sun-kissed acoustic session depicts a soulful and intimate side to revered classics like “funky kingston”. “pressure drop” and “54-46”. the loose rhythms and toots trademark vocal make “unplugged on strawberry hill” the perfect soundtrack for summer.
limited first pressing of 1.500 numbered copies on sun coloured 180 gram vinyl. includes 4 page insert.
after an 8 month long break. sylphe is back. this time changing things for the first time with a solo ep by the b side dweller. micawber. he is delivering two solid. thumping techno cuts in the well-known mystifying sylphe mood. on the a side we have * fasma*. a rolling. melancholic techno jam. sparkling rhythms meet lamenting melodies in a 10 minute trip of bubbly sub-basslines and transcendent grooves. on the usual b side micawber is delivering yenbashu. a psyched-out trip into electronics. it moves swiftly into an experimental territory of madness. full of edgy and shuffled up beats. both cuts remain true to the sound sylphe has forged. albeit taking a sharper turn and evolving naturally. we will be pressing 599 copies.
as 2014 comes to an end. the london based duo is closing the year with yet another split ep. on the a-side we have vimmes. a low-slung groove with percussive textures that expand gradually and steadily. evolving along shadowy soundscapes and intricate rhythms. its a fine example of holdie gawns personal style. stripped back grooves moving along melodic tones and sound design. micawber on the other side offers a shuffled up house track under the name de jure. syncopated synth lines. lush pads and melodic textures make this an warm. lush early morning electronic affair.
great reissue of this early 80s boogie classic from sandy kerr. with production duties undertaken by sandys father. prolific soul writer/producer george kerr alongside sugarhill hip-hop/electro artist reggie griffin. and engineered by bob blank. this is a superb chugging uptempo boogie/rap cut based on a sample from uk band i-levels club hit *give me* which came out the same year. as well as filling floors across the us it was a big underground favourite in the uk for djs such as greg wilson. released on small south carolina label catawba. this 12 inch features the killer in-demand dub chimental version on the flip as well as sandys smooth rapping a-side. dont miss!
holdie gawn & micawber are back with sylphe06: once again working around their usual split format. holdie gawns * moon ride* is a haunting. melancholic trip in a deep mood. that stretches slowly and steadily over 12 minutes in a journey of enchanted synths and micro-grooves. over to the b side we have * vattum* by micawber. a solid. stopming techo affair with a large. deep bassline & kikcdrum. resonating and pulsating slowly. on top crispy rides. hats & glitches accompany the groove slowly. making this ep a fine comdination between two very different yet effective tracks for the mind and the dancefloor.
as 2013 draws to a close. sylphes very own holdie gawn & micawber are delivering their first release for 2014. sylphe 05. taking shape in the familiar split format. the sylphe duo is delivering their most daring work to date. a side features >thron<. an acid influenced deep groover which expands over 11 minutes and builds up slowly with stomping sub-bass notes. combined with smooth sonic textures: a fine blend of new and old school influenced with a modern approach. on the flip. >f7< sounds a lot like an ongoing computation process. riding along edgy electronic soundscapes and a heavy kick & bass combination. it evolves evolving gradually into an experimental jam. packed up with shuffled glitches and rhythms. one copy per customer
just as summer arrives. sylphes bosses holdie gawn & micawber are delivering their third ep hypofermsenso. on the a side hypoferm has holdie gawns trademark sound. with analogue bouncy warm snares and hi-hats. accompanied by synthesized modulations and raw filtering action. forming a chuggy. sleek rhythm with deep reaching basslines and a lot of movement. on the flip. micawbers -senso- offers a tribute to experimental composer john cage by incorporating parts of his vocal works into creating a landscape of mysticism. riding along sub-bass tones and syncopated drums. an afterhours number with a psychedelic twist
rmxs by joachim spieth & matzak big with: pascal feos. karotte. patrick chardronnet... + dcc bullets !! with the 10th release. paso is celebrating a small jubilee. therefore we are very proud to announce 2 new artists: maxime dangles. known from >k2< and >kompakt< is responsible for the original of >strawberry<. neotrance at its best!! responsible for the first remix was the french matzak. who recently released an album and some much talked about singles on >boxer rec<! starting mellow. the matzak >strawberry remix< expands to a fully rave grenade. once after the break. when the clap lashes round your ears. party is guaranteed on the dancefloor...
in our opinion ajimmy stiff is one of the best techno producers out there. his material over the last 5 years has been both energetic and groundbreaking. both tracks are different but equally effective. the a side is a driving edged techno cut with its pounding kick drum and sharp percussion. the track is punctauted with catchy synth riffs and stabs to great effect. the flip side is truly monstrous with its dark dirty warehouse feel and fat sub bass and shuffle edits. great. great record.
2 x cd in gatefold sleeve for those who want to know the background. it is something like this. i bought an italian drawbar organ module around two years ago. apparently italian organs from that period had a bad reputation but i was so happy with it that it appeared on most of the tracks i had been working on. i thought i had an album together and was supposed to get it mastered on the day after the mastering session for the pinch and shackleton release on honest jons (sometime towards the end of summer 2011)
negative space is the debut lp from seattle. usa resident andre delgado. known to most as homemade weapons. a producer with a long history in drum and bass. his career hit a powerful stride around 2012 when a stripped back. militant. half speed version of the genre began emerging. andre was in the leading charge of producers perfecting this new minimal approach. using classic jungle break edits as rapid-fire emphasis tools on top of mood-soaked. half-time. kick drum driven rhythms. the homemade weapons style quickly became recognised as one of the most unique and effective approaches to emerge from this experimentation. following on from a slew of successful singles for samurai music and his own label weaponry from 2013-2016. negative space is the result of a refinement. an individual artist perfecting his craft. eschewing the filler approach often taken by dance music artists approaching a full length lp. negative space is 12 tracks of what homemade weapons does best essential dance-floor weapons for those tuned in to this new strain of drum and bass.
MR. ROBOT: VOLUME 3 O.S.T. (180G 2X12 LP + POSTER)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK05.01.18
following on from last year’s mr robot volume 1 and volume 2 we are thrilled to bring you the latest instalment of music from emmy winning (and 3x nominee) composer mac quayle. volume 3 improves on perfection with this synth heavy soundtrack from the critically acclaimed hit tv series mr robot season 2.
award winning art director john bergin has gone to the next level with his custom illustrated jacket concept and design.
- 2 x 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl
- gatefold sleeve featuring 16 bit games console artwork and inside gatefold featuring a 16 bit rendering of elliot’s “neighborhood”
double sided 11x11” printed insert featuring digitized show artwork plus liner notes by composer mac quayle
fold-out 11×22” poster of 16 bit mr robot characters
> it felt like a long wait for us. but finally we can present the first artist on our label xxx. jack pattern<. with great honor we introduce to you this collective consists of three producers who live and breath deep in the heart of switzerland. they delivered four diverse and atmospheric stellar dance floor tracks with serious hints to the late 80s. this first vinyl only release on xxx. will be accompanied with custom made artwork by patrick van vliet. patrick s work has evolved from pop surrealistic. psychedelic imagery to a dutch social realism. he incorporates social annoyances and public degeneration from day to day life in his images. these images seem familiar but alienate. alienation by disrupting the familiar with uncanny elements and deviant colors. a perfect mix for this release. xxx is a new label that combines music. art and club nights curated by shmlss. every artist they invite has the freedom to fill in the x.
hay luv the new album by twit one contains cool bap. for those who want to put a name tag on the versatile sound of the cologne based dj and producer. are free to use it. hay luv is the follow-up to the sit-in from 2015. in the meantime twit one has released a keats record on hhv. put out timing & effekte together with retrogott as echomann & 4track boy and uploaded 154 episodes radio love love. and he also played a gig in your town. if you happen to live in hildesheim. london or tokyo. hay luv contains 15 tracks and will be available on lp. mc and digital. special guests are c.a. ramirez on the beat and retrogott on the cut. vocal features come from spoken word artist pblouison and mcs/singers turt & charlie tappin (aka summer sons) from bristol.
forgotten idols lie smashed and scattered across the floor. dissonant undercurrents coerce a riptide of shattered beats as duran duran duran speeds into sight and docks directly into your neurological pathways. tracks swarm into your mind effortlessly dismantling the techno mainframe. refracted acid takes ‘sexus’ to a place where famished ghosts leer at each other across a mist-infused steam room. repeated listenings reveal new fissures. fresh layers emerge as we scrape away at the glacial enormity of this techno scree-face. redemption is in sight as we take a final pasting on ‘marathon man’. a track so banging as to provoke a wry smile on the face of any seasoned raver. at its climax it screeches under the weight of its intensity. flinging its subjects into a feral transcendence.
after the impressive scope of the first volume of dysphoria |euphoria. ka-one and st-sene have returned to their flyance label with a second installment that goes even deeper into adventurous electronic pastures. there s a cinematic quality to the original productions that make up the first disc of chapter two. using mournful melodic refrains and a widescreen approach to production that draws the listener in to their emotive electro and techno world. in terms of remixers on the second disc. they haven t held back as awb. setaoc mass. luke hess and anetha all provide a more propulsive. club ready perspective on these thoughtfully crafted electronic gems.