bristol native borais latest offering on nyc-based label discovery recordings is a welcome breath of summer air. a wildly diverse talent shines through boris body of work. ive had quite a day too is the greatest glimpse of his sunny side so far. soak up these songs as winter retreats and we move the party outdoors again.
hailing from bristol, uk, borai is the progeny of the 90s jungle scene and has spent the last fifteen years careening his musical curiosity through every tile of the dance floor. borai s early years were occupied by bristol s many record shops as an employee and fan of the culture. while drenching himself in the expansiveness of electronic music history at work, he picked up djing to bestow his love for jungle, house and dancehall in the area s clubs. an obsession with hardware led borai to craft a slew of his own productions and releases on tasteful nudes, cahoots records, and brstl. with dark of the sun , borai is making his debut on the global cultural beacon halocyan records. the record will mark the 8th installment of the label s originary technicity series, which exemplifies techne in electronic music. dark of the sun is led by the rolling percussion of on the horizon , which feeds into the deep, grinding steam engine that is dark of the sun and followed by the transcendent bounce of wetware. the tracks are pressed on halocyan s signature 12inch cyan viny.
introducing forecast, the new va series from them. many of the artists showcasing tracks have more music forthcoming with us. forecast is therefore a glimpse of what is in store for the label in the future.
regular studio sparring partners october and borai rekindle their ongoing partnership for hometown label happy skull, eschewing the conventions of club-ready house and techno in favour of two decidedly dark industrial interpretations.
OCTOBER / BORAI - HEAD 4 PHUTURE / TOO HIGH THE FUTURE
12" Vinyl D02.11.15
nice price deal !!! the brstl label reaches its tenth release with a return to where it started with a 12 inch from october & borai. the label was set up by rhythmic theory, chris farrell and shanti celeste in 2011 from the idle hands record shop as a means to showcase the finest house and techno being produced in their city, bristol. octobers * head 4 phuture* is a nod to the acid pioneers without resorting to revivalism. instead a heady groove is teased out over several minutes, perfect dj gear. october & borai * too high the future* is a heady stoned house groove, from bristols highest producers – with some weighty sub to propel things along.
with the hott ep, run out run delivers a killer transatlantic link-up featuring tx connect, tom dicicco, hermans & mr. ho and october& borai.
dj support: answer code request, randomer, nick dunton, eomac, kris
there is a new force in dance music. faceless, origin unknown, yet undoubtedly producing an indelible sonic footprint, utilising the heavy gravity of earth and its acoustics, vibrations and human voice, the outfit dubbed life beyond earth have entered our atmosphere.
borai returns to helm tasteful nudes’ third release, *last time out*, demonstrating his techno chops in two different ways. the title track is all techno muscle, banging out a gigantic piano riff to match the slamming percussion and hypnotic undercurrents. *midnight run* imagines a race through a pitch black city, layering stark pads and sparkling riffs atop its gas-guzzling bass line. both whip the dance floor into shape.
from bristol-based producer borai, known for his collaborative releases with dj october on labels such as apple pips, simple records, brstl and never learnt. this is his first solo work via tasteful nudes - a brand new label from chicago
with the beautiful melodic sensibility of borais synth lines meshing with octobers jacking body beats, they fuse to create 2 sublime slices of warm, deep, but propulsive blends of slo-mo house, techno, & bass. >i didnt mean to< has a detroit techno soul feel with bukem style bass stabs and rainforest jungle ambient noises, whilst >palmarosa< is a sure-fire set starter, taking its time to build with cavernous bass stabs adding drama until the heads down jacking ensues.
vinyl only !! big with: paul woolford, deetron, tazz, terrence fixmer, brendon moeller, anthony shake shakir, john osborn, chris duckenfield, dj deep, joel alter, nick hoeppner, nyra, cedric maison, eric cloutier, ed davenport, harri, ernie, milton jackson, a sagittariun, jonas kopp, huxley, danny howells,... never learnt follows up the superb nyra >best of< release with this superb two-tracker from october & borai, who have previously teamed up for the shadowing brstl imprint, october as a solo artist is currently winning many a plaudit for his unique take on house and techno, with releases on skudge, simple, applepips and his own taanstafl imprint all causing a stir. in this release, we see two dubbed out, cosmic housers with >level abstain< being a skewed peak time cut and >vital ital rub< heading for the deeper floors. stay tuned…
prolific electronica polymath emika found acclaim once again this year with new studio album drei, an opus that picked up ibiza spotlights album of the week accolade and was called *a fascinating album* by rolling stone. with six new remixes on this ep, further life has been breathed into her latest lp – with stunning results.
bristol based borai kicks off volume 4 with thinking of you, a clean, classic take on house music. strongly recognized for his productions on labels like chicago s tasteful nudes, retrofit and needwant, borai s contribution to volume 4 continues his ode to classic deep house with upbeat drums and straightforward melodies that nod to the new york & new jersey anthems of yore.
jackoff beats is a various artist series from berlin based label jackoff records. in this 12 inch you can find returning jackoff artist, bristol based borai with another exceptional emotional track, long time family members oliver deutschmann and freestyle man with dance floor tools we could not resist to share. and last but not least, italian deep88 with his version of a house monster.
jackoff beats in a new various artist series from jackoff records. jobeats001 features ver¬sions of jackoff releases that have never been on vinyl before but have been tearing up dance-floors around the globe in digital formats. due to the partners at jackoff head office having such a love of vinyl, it was only a matter of time before this tracks came out on wax. the first release brings iron curtis, oliver deutschmann and october behind the mixing desk plus a bonus track from rising star borai that was all recorded in the smoked out city of bristol behind the red door - strictly for those that know!