having firmly established himself as one of the most exciting djs and producers currently working in contemporary electronic music, baltra returns to of paradise with his “can’t explain it” ep, a kaleidoscopic and dazzling journey through the heart and soul of raw and hazy house music. “can’t explain it” comes packaged in a paper sleeve complete with special illustrated artwork and sticker.
dj boring embarks on the sixth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with his dreamy ‘different dates’ ep. expedition six features three jams packed full of moody synth lines and broken beat drum sequences, accompanied by a mind-blowing remix from baltra.
after the success of the labels first two releases, of paradise welcome baltra into the inner circle for number three, a 2xlp reissue of his no regrets album. originally released in february 2016 as a limited edition cassette on the artists own 96 and forever label, this is the first time any of these tracks have been made available on vinyl. no regrets captures the deep, raw emotion of the big city, taking the preconceived ideas of underground electronic music and lovingly twisting them into something new.
baltra has been plying his trade for a few years now, dealing in a distinctly retro brand of house music that could easily pass for a forgotten chicago cut were it not for subtle touches of advanced production tucked away in the mix. on this single for tape throb, the warbling synth tones of up 2 you sound like a perfect fit for the label, while twist of fate smooths things out a more melancholic mood atop a classic jack beat. feds watching strains under a cloud of grit that adds to the backwards glancing vibe of the record, while dis aura opts for a marginally more modern approach spelt out by the plush polysynth tones that pulse throughout.
baltra embarks on the fourth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with his ambient pad heavy ‘rendezvous ep’. expedition four features three jams packed full of moody vocals, crunchy drum sequences and face melting acid basslines, accompanied by a mesmerising remix from dj seinfeld.
step up house running, a label making its first steps with this release, welcoming some new talent into the fold and making a strong first impression in the process. tell keeps things deep with the undulating warmth of floating lands, while meemo has a fractured soul mood hovering over therez. baltra s paris la nuit is a more feisty affair with its gnarly, acid lead line but it s balanced out by a fun and funky disco flair, and then kianis virunga rounds the record off with a lovely arpeggio-powered remix of deceds sound curiosit-.
spell pets backwards to get step. spell step forwards and you get pets going back to basics. step is the new vinyl-only label from the founders of pets catz n dogz with a focus on the rawest forms and root functions of dance music. step searches for the fundamentals with under-theradar house and techno thats not afraid to be rough around the edges. its all about the music.
3024 is back with a quintessentially unique and current take on the hardcore continuum with a brand new various artists ep featuring music by label head martyn, advanced percussive science by yak, midsummer melancholy by baltra and avant-techno by the manchester/berlin duo juniper.
four fresh joints from four producers very much in the limelight right now. baltra, yancitygurl, ray kandinski and sonderr all step up and deliver rough and rugged house jams for the latest lit level joint.
after the success of the first vinyl sampler, neo violence return with another slab of flaming hot underground club tracks. jupiter jax (100% silk, opal tapes, deeptrax), low tape (echovolt), rowvn and one of the undergrounds hottest producers right now, baltra (step, hokkaido dance club and craigie knows) all deliver in a big way right here.