amir alexanders 2nd full lp lands, this time on the powerhouse of just jack recordings providing a journey through techno, acid and house. from the space-age melodies and overdriven synths of lemmings off a cliff!, to the pounding acid & infamous my house vocal on in the beginning!, the lp starts with a bang. halfway through the broken beat and blippy rude boy! stands out, along with the big room gospel house gold of blessed are the meek! weep not! takes it full circle matching a similar distorted bass to the opener with some exquisite synth work. no wonder all the titles have exclamation marks this is 8 tracks of serious tackle!
for the first various artists of the french house label. popcorn records is really proud to present popcorn diary vol 1. and what an honnor to have 4 amazing artists on board 2 parisian legends with point g and d’julz, the great uk legend aubey and the only one amir alexander from chicago.
excellent four track house vinyl compilation, nice early reactions:
* raresh: thanks a lot !,
* laurent garnier: very good 4 tracker pure quality music!,
* marc schneider: love all 4 tracks,
* yotam avni: great job you guys, always keeping it classy !,
* peter kruder : amir alexander and moody waters feat. d-ham are great. will play them. thanks.
nice price deal !!! vanguard sound! founder and head honcho, amir alexander returns with the ep that marks a turning point for the label. the 10th degree uzi ep is the first release to come with the official logo artwork. a1 features risque female hip house vocals over a chugging acid groove. a2 has a crazy sounding british lady talking about rocking the dance floor with her supernatural sound uzi over a house piano loop and deep dirty bass line. b1 is an urgent, odd-time signature acid house club destroyer, and b2 is dark, melodic, textured techno that mourns and laments the seedy underbelly of the average after party. vs011 is the beginning of a new era for the label. it marks the transition from rookie to veteran status label-hood. serious dj weaponry.
nice price deal !!! this ep is the culmination of over a decade of research into the hidden mysteries that dictate the workings of the power structure of the world we live in. the vocals reference situations and phenomenon hiding in plain sight. the matrix is real, and for those wishing to know more this ep is n essential guide. a1- is future modern aaacid house in ¾ time. the odd time signature works in unison with the phrenetic pastor manning telling it like it is with regards to the corrupt us president. the worst in the history of the entire nation. a2 - references jose’s delgato’s mind control experiments and the fact that this technology exists and is in use today. the track was made using the advanced mathematical scheme known as the golden ratio to achieve maximum “pleasure response” from those listening and dancing to it. b1 - emotive chord work along with a huge rolling bass line set the stage for redsilverj’s vocals about the 2 types of people with regards to the new world order. those who will sell out, and those who will wake up. period! lots of changes, melodies, and counter melodies work to make this the most beautiful sounding cut on the record. lush deep house. b2 - the deepest darkest house. ominous almost foreboding chords lay a murky foundation that quickly unfolds like a ghostly mist. the vocals are about the artificial womb phenomenon and the fact that humans will react and be treated like cattle by the elites. late late night deep banging higher consciousness house.
amir alexander makes his triumphant return to argot with an exceptional and enigmatic new record, the butterfly. since providing the label’s inaugural release in 2012 with his gutter flex ep, alexander’s music has graced the catalogues of respected labels like secretsundaze, finale sessions, and hype_ltd, and expanded his vanguard sounds and anunnaki cartel imprints. the butterfly finds alexander picking up the conversation where gutter flex left off, but now he s speaking it in a new language.
amir alexander s anthology one brings together 4 of his most in demand tacks spread out over 3 ep s onto one 12 inch compilation. necessary sanctuary has proven to be an instant classic since it s quiet and humble release 5 years ago. only 200 copies were made with 150 ever making it to the stores, by the time people knew about it, it wasn t available anymore. that is,until now. both tracks are included. the original mix and the 3 am dub. also included is the universe from his deep vibes released outsider music ep, as well as the lovely transcend for amir s first full solo ep on machining dreams. both universe and transcend were given a fresh mixdown, and all 4 have been remastered at hard groove mastering uk. this is the first of what will be an ongoing series for collectors, dj s, serious archivists.
amir alexander was one of plan b recordings’ first recruits. from his first submission, we knew his sound was perfect for plan b recordings. “sonic subversion” was released as a digital ep in 2010 and now receives a proper vinyl release. we feel these tracks sound even better now. their content is as timeless as ever. they have been slightly tweaked and re-touched by amir for this release, making them perhaps even more sonically powerful than the originals. three tracks of bubbly, banging goodness from one of our earliest comrades.
a recontextualized hybridization of that which is familiar to create the foreign. using classic chicago, detroit and new york as a reference, i sought to explore new sonic possibilities while limiting myself to the classic machines and sounds of the era that inspired me to dedicate my life to this art-form.
12 inch coloured vinyl (hot pink) hand stamped & numbered sleeve. more vinyl only business from the bristol based just jack camp, this time from firm fave amir alexander under his richie ratchet moniker. 2 original acid cuts designed for late night sleazing, this is timeless dancefloor music that makes you want to take your shirt off. mastered to tape before being cut to wax for that extra bit of juice, this is a limited pressing with only 303 copies and no repress. don t snooze on it! vinyl only!
there are two styles that dachshund does particularly well, airtight dance-floor grooves and lush emotive deep house. the towards others ep leans largely to the latter but with a knowing glance to the floor.
the windtalkers ep comes to vitalik courtesy of the acclaimed collaboration of jef k and chris carrier. individually these two stalwarts of the french house scene are known as master-craftsmen of rhythm, renowned for their tight grooves and deft beat construction. together they compliment each others sensibilities beautifully, as seen on tracks like? in my system? which they collaborated with chicago legend chez damier to form the gathering and now again on the forthcoming windtalkers ep.
amir alexander returns to plan b recordings and delivers an extraordinary four-track ep that includes his signature jacking house style along with that plan b grit. all four tracks are dance floor heaters and some of his best material to date.
an audio love letter. four eclectic dance floor flavors, each burrowing to the heart of the groove from different angles. alternately crazy, playful, sputtering, tribal, chunky, & broken . featuring clara stjarna on vox.
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leeds burgeoning vinyl only label albion records is ready to follow up the success of their debut ep from fabio monesi with three new tracks from de sluwe vos. the fast rising dutchman is a staple on his local amsterdam scene and plays clubs like studio 80 and many big festivals with his impressive live show. the ep comes with a remix from hotter than hot chicago talent amir alexander...
guerrilla soul is amir alexanders deeper alter ego. his first official release under that moniker is a tribute to elizabeth short, the black dahlia. she was a victim of los angeless most notorious unsolved murder back in the late 40s. deep, dark, moody, and emotive vibrations evoke a feeling of wistful melancholy. amir comes with 2 different perspectives of the same theme one on each side of the record. rhythmically moving with lush pads and a minimalistic, yet succinct bass line. deep and super deep are the flavours du jour
mora music debut the first release for their new vinyl series with a beautifully balanced four track ep that breaths fantastic deepness and effortless originality. label newcomer bobby o donnell is the driving force with two finely engineered cuts for the a-side.
vanguard sound proudly presents their new sub label anunnaki cartel! this debut release features four strong analogue chicago acid-house & house tracks by chris mitchell, amir alexander, joey anderson and chris and amir. limited copies and no repress
idiot savant masterpieces is the 3rd release and the first full solo ep by amir alexander on the vanguard sound record label. on display is amirs somewhat off kilter take on u.s. dance music. an approach so different that one critic described the work of amir and his crew as idiot savant masterpieces. all bases are covered, acid, deep, big room, and banging techno with a little hip house thrown in for good measure. vanguard sound is quickly establishing itself as a label to watch so serious collectors should buy this one on sight!
the ever cultured house and techno outpost that is the cinematic label here serves up another tasty ep, this time from belgium house and techno stalwart klaina. through a number of eps and a full length, as well as his own radio show and parties in and around belgium, klaina has earned himself a reputation as someone who crafts sci-fi influenced, heavy linear sounds, and his >semiplan< track, along with remixes from the rhythm odyssey, juju & jordash, amir alexander, is no different.
a dj since 93. a producer since 98. a true student of the music/culture. amir founded vanguard sound in february 2006. after making his presence felt in the chicago club scene via a meteoric rise culminating a dj watch feature in chicagos 5 magazine, he completely disappeared and went beneath the underground to focus solely on advancing his production skills. soon after linking up with g. marcell and hakim murphy he began to release gritty tracks that have been charted and played by underground djs world wide. his fourth release was the sleeper classic >experience ep< a 4 tracker with amir on side a, and g. marcell on side b. encouraged by the feedback, amir then submitted tracks to new york citys plan b recordings. the rest is history as they say. recording under the name amir alexander and the pseudonym guerrilla soul! this cat strives to bring a raw and gritty modern spin on classic detroit, chicago, and new york underground sounds.
amir has been making a big stir with his vanguard sound label & hakim is part of the next generation chicago heavy hitters. they gift us 2 tracks each, that are sure to open many peoples ears, as they go deep, deep, into sound.
moving through the worm hole, a track materializes at each stop offering emotive tunes that pull at your senses. alexander shows off his skills as you travel into four different universes encompassed within four house yet techno musical adventures. white rhino (deep down beat down) - begins the journey with an up tempo banger in which the bass syncopates ever so nicely. a message about the white rhino insues quickly and more synths come to take you on a space age trip. transcend - smooth synth line with a deep kick, leads us to gritty yet soft pads that build and build as vision of stars are created by waveforms. deep within - bassline and melodies blare out as the beat pulsates, and out of no where a voice comes up from deep within the darkness. the abyss - ending the journey is a super deep tunes that relaxes your mind, as you go deeper and deeper with the bassline, chords, and vocals…
chris mitchell presents to us two potent tracks for his debut release on plan b recordings. label mates, dakini9 & amir alexander give us their take with remixes of each track. the a side track >lonely nights< has a deep house edge which can work well on on any dance floor. the b side >worker ants< track is a bit more spacey with robotic glitches & gritty synths.
this e.p. is a composition by two artists who release their feelings thru their music. g.marcell presents >breathe<. on this side of the e.p. breathe is a musical adventure were g.marcell expresses a time period of release from the everyday drama. sometime in our everyday life we need just a little relief from the everyday pressure of the issues we encounter. this is the reason for the inhale mix and the exhale mix. the inhale mix is the more laid back groove where as the exhale mix is the more energetic groove strictly for dancing. on the other side of the e.p. >necessary sanctuary< is amirs experience of the dance floor when he hit the club scene. the original mix is full of energy and a for sure crowd pleaser. the 3am mix is more of the mellow late nite groove. over all, the e.p. is something for everyone to relate to in one way or another.
silver network is back with a four track deep house banger! three original tracks from franckfurt s stalwart sascha dive (coccon / deep vibes records) and a blinding remix from chicagoan sweden-based amir alexander. one of silver networks team favorite release to date
jordan peak s rogue society imprint gets straight back into action after taking a year off with a seriously heavyweight package. london producer and dj sam russo known for his outings on respected house and techno labels such as leftroom, vitalik, fear of flying and air london provides us with three stellar tracks that showcase his impeccable production skills. the release also comes backed with high quality remixes from fachwerk head honcho and delsin regular mike dehnert, who takes a tougher approach and turns therapy into a thundering techno tool while chicago born malmö native amir alexander changes the tone of thats what he did on sunday into something much deeper and emotive than sam s original adding variety and depth to another impressive release from the label.
amazing!! 90000005 series, vinyl only! amir alexander, f.t.g. and alex tea all together for citylow records and the results is a fifth killer release, citylow human crew vol.1. supported by ben sims, raresh, amê ( kristian ), laurent garnier, tiefshwarz, bambounou, huxkey, satoshi tomiie, ian pooley, andy baxter, dj ralf, doc martin, axel boman, harri & domenic, andy baxter, dan curtin and many more.
one of the most respected producers in the underground, anaxander, contributes two beautiful pieces of original music, and has one of them reworked by deep house heavy hitter, the mighty amir alexander. lost my soul (in yours) is twisted little number, with dual synth riffs echoing off each other for maximum effect. a question about you uses jazzy chords and flutes over its undeniable bassline to retain some soulful flavoring, but amir strips all of that away on his interpretation, preffering instead to let the acid and the warehouse vibes have their way, taking things right into a 6am rave nightmare. this is absolute must-have piece of wax!
the detroit music community has outposts in nearly every major city, and vancouver, british columbia is no exception. this ep represents the connection of two such artists, detroit native, josh garrett, who currently resides in vancouver and runs the subspec label, and rennie foster, a stalwart of the underground, who has spent a quarter of his life in tokyo, but born in bc and now living back there, in vancouver. rennie has released on a myriad of detroit labels, such as transmat, teknotika, soiree, subject detroit, wallshaker, and motech. josh and rennie met in vancouver, only since rennies recent return, and realizing they were of the same tribe, immediately began to collaborate on a number of projects, now including this limited run, double a-side, record, chalk full of dj friendly techno trax, firmly rooted in the motor city sound, yet unique enough to be a contributor, not just another imitator.
here is volume five in the vanguard sound crews vinyl series! this time dj spider, dakini9, amir alexander and hakim murphy step up to deliver pure mental techno and acid laced jack that will have you fucked up! vinyl only release
short black are very happy to present sb002. two originals tracks by time division with remixes from amir alexander & dakini9. time division supply two raw deep techno cuts, phat, warm and dope. amir alexander s remix is a techno bomb and should work wonders on the dance floor. dakini9 goes deep into the pits of techno showing us why she believes in deep.
just jack specialises in showcasing serious house and techno in a not-so serious manner. 8 years of fervent promotion has plotted a remarkable string of parties across a variety of venues in their hometown of bristol as well as international clubbing meccas, london, ibiza and croatia
nice price deal !!! sister label to vanguard sound anunnaki cartel plays host to the fourth installment of the vanguard sound series featuring 4 tracks from crew members dakini9 (lola), chris mitchell, dj. spider, and founder amir alexander. during the time since vanguard sound vol. 3 launched the vanguard sound label, the series has reached a kind of cult classic status among the most dedicated u.s. underground vinyl collectors. as more and more people discover alexander and his crew of ultra talented dj/producers, their releases on discogs disappear and then reappear for three to five times their original price.
the ever-consistent rekids imprint releases a superb new single from a new berlin based production team, liviu groza & kennedy smith. this rib-rattling, barnstorming slice of heavy house pie comes complete a sublime rework courtesy of chicagos amir alexander