the 8th instalment of am records contains 4 percussive edits by afrobot, the grooves function as dj tools for various occasions.
-soca trance- will bring some extra heat on the dance floor, it s a heavily cut-up, rough electronic soca rhythm with fragments of looped steeldrum melody on top. -i m alive- is another latin banger, a piece of proto house with some lush vocals in the background and a synthesized tropical bird flying over. on the flip, kalao is an underground afro/french drum track with lots of flanged percussion, cheering black vocals and an elephant passing by. body & soul is the most discoish edit of all: a hypnotic groove with a killer baseline (and a flute sound) interrupted by an uplifting drumbreak.
05am contains two bollywood bangers, loudly pressed – each on a 45rpm side of the record. afrobot s cut is a raw and fast percussive acid track, just wait till that 303 comes in, indians already knew in 83 what to do with that machine. for the other side thee j johanz, big bollywood expert and collector, delivered an edit that could be considered the bollywood answer to yali yali, that jesus christ super star theme in a funky bolly disco version, updated for nowadays club systems.
frank koedood drew us a monkey this time!
06am contains three turkish and one fake turkish edit. they sound quite traditional but they all have a psychedelic electronic or percussive edge which makes them worth stretching a bit. afrobot presents two edits of quite under the radar folky tracks, matt moroder delivered a pretty unknown sexy disco slow burner and the fourth track is an instrumental oriental sounding break beat rock track, which is actually from germany, like the mysterious potentiometer himself. hand stamped artwork by frank koedood.
another stellar journey into marc macs cosmic soul as nu era. this time across a 5 track ep, marc imagines a futuristic meeting of soulful techno in a head on collision with 70s fusion and 80s electro boogie. nu era explore vintage machines and synthesis in a way few producers do, always providing experimental electronic music without leaving you cold. following on from the geometricks ep earlier in 2017 the packaging completes an all round well presented record. limited to 500 copies in cornflower blue vinyl.
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.
on this third delivery from am records the a-side is reserved for two disco edits by grandmaster loud-e and new kid on the block baerlz from paris. here s jonny is a pushy synthetic track build from claudia barry s open the door and dis-le-mewa is a sweet bollywood rework, fine-tuned to sound nice on heavy club systems. the flip side contains two more contemporary afro house edits by afrobot: kwaito is a subtly pounding percussive south african jam and angola house marimba is a fast kuduro banger with a raw vocal sample. handstamped artwork by frank koedood on the sleeve again.
salamanca returns with their fifth release, proud to present two pioneers from the infamous dutch westland italo scene: peet need and savino. the duo came up with an excellent remix of marcia di kioto, next to their original song called hypnotized. on the flipside you ll find haunting synths by seer on voltaic break-beats delivered by afrobot. last but not least we have included an new wave edit from the mysterious simulanten.
emotional response open the secret circuit archives to some of eddie ruschas contemporaries from the city of angels for a fine exercise in how to do a remix 12inch. first up is suzanne kraft, aka diego herrera who forms one half of blase along with ruscha in his hands the crazy afro-stylings of afrobotics are pulled towards the dancefloor, adding percussion and sirens, forging the originals vibes in to a ethno-beat club jam that is all about that heads down moment. next up the samps turns shockers into a warped mesh of psychedelic dance, whilst superior elevations tom noble adds some killer boogie vibes to underdogs. finally sun araw man cameron stallones appears under rare alter-ego aristrocrat p. child to re-edit roll in superb fashion
the third volume of the salamanca edit series. the a-side contains a heavy southern rock banger while the flip side features two new wave / popish edits of tracks that are just too good to get lost in time. again the sleeves and labels are hand stamped with love. limited to 300 copies!
with recent releases for internasjonal and tim sweeneys beats in space records, los angeles based producer secret circuit (otherwise known as eddie ruscha) has had a breakthrough year with his brittle synth jams, taking inspiration from balearic disco and minimal wave alike. however, he has been a prolific producer since 1996, and this record on emotional response, entitled tropical psychedelics, collects productions from rusha up until 2010 that have previously only seen the light of day on cassette releases. described by the label as a >balearic-tropical-afro-psychedelic whirl<, the album packs a rich palette of analogue textures into its ten tracks, from the afro dub of >afrobotics<, through the hazy, beatless combination of piano and analogue synth on >psouvenirs< to the psychedelic tropicalia of >foggy twilights<.
playdoe offer a novo hip hop, an hybridization between groovy and heavy basses and speedy electropop with a graduated lyrics flow. six tracks which confirm the vitality as well as the creativity of the south african stage which managed to digest with daring and freshness all the ingredients from electronic culture. house music, breakbeat, booty, hip hop and ghetto in mind, for a an energetic and addictive result. including a toxic avenger remix!! for fans of kitsune, ed banger...
dating from tape recordings made between 1996 - 2012, cosmic vibrations follows the tropical psychedelics (ers003) album for the label, this time digging deeper in to the mind of secret circuit than the more dance flor inspired sounds heard on last years album tactile galactics album for beats in space.