(vinyl part 1/4) voltage festival is releasing a compilation of 4 ep s to celebrate five years of existence. the ep s are dedicated to four sub-genres of techno and represent the versatility in techno of voltage festival s line-up. the series starts off with a classic techno ep called zener diode, followed by a deep techno one called wiring harness, an industrial release with the name circuit breaker and closing with acid techno called resistor. ltd to 200 copies!
the tenth output of invite’s choice records is another hard hitting banger made by border one.
drumrim’s straightforward four to the floor kick is accompanied by a hard hitting bass and a repetitive leadsound that evolves throughout the track. the overdriven hihats and rides combine well with the panicky sound. diffuse goes along with the flow set by the a1 track, yet has a bit more percussive feel to it due to the toms added.
hatchet on the b-side provides an aggressive kick and percussive elements. the sound evolves around one overdriven synth sound that drains you in to the track. perfect for fast transitions while mixing. copylust ends the ep a bit slower bpm wise, but emits the same energy as the previous tracks. straight-forward, hypnotising, hard hitting contemporary techno.
another great showcase of the talent harvested by invite’s choice.
after releases on wolfskuil and stockholm ltd. border one is set to make the first release on the new born belgian imprint “form and function”. this 4 track ep marks a new momentum in his young career. his ‘despair ep sets the pace for the new brussels based imprint that’s surfing on a wave of young talents and initiatives coming out of the country’s capital city.
born from the mind of ilario alicante, virgo is a platform for idm techno transmissions. the first release is from the mysterious slv. two techno stompers with a melancholic touch. including 2 remixes from keith carnal and border one.
escapism, the berlin party series, steps over the threshold into label territory after putting on quality techno nights in the german capital for more than two and a half years. kicking off the label is the polish born and berlin-based glos, who is well known for his work on ressort imprint. on prayers three original tracks showcase his love for ambient music, as well as intelligent techno and sound design. belgian newcomer border one (wolfskuil, stockholm ltd) is in charge of remix duties, taking the slow churning groove of collapse and transforming it into dance floor focused material.
2015 brought the trilogy of the dancer to ressort. now the labels core artists each remix their tracks in circles. while all of them aim for the dancefloor, ressorts core artists could not sound more diverse. ekserd and border one aim for the raw, the groovy and the pure while array access and glos lose themselves more and more in sound design and dreaminess. since the many aspects of art and music form a cycle of ying and yang, each artist shows the other an interpretation of what he might have missed before. be it a complete stomper or a light absorbing epos, a deep and groovy house and techno hybrid or a journey into the depths of space every artist made one of the well known tracks released on previous eps his own. it is a very colourful package that bares every moment the label tried to cover in it s series before.
2016 repress! next level va on stockholm limited. subtle, crispy and analogue techno. following on from andre kronert s start studded exu reworked ep, which saw contributions from efdemin and peder mannerfelt to name a few, stockholm ltd come right back with another killer. this time it s straight from the shadows, with masterful input from mighty thor, savas pascalidis and border one as well as newcomer dj redo.
it is the fourth release from the berlin based imprint wet cellar, simply titled wet 004/v.a.. it is a example of what the label is about, simply producing a techno sound and frame of mind in regards to underground electronic dance music. the release brings two artists already known in previous releases marco effe and salvo castelli for a-side, while the b-side features a new artist, the young talent that is, mattia trani label boss of pushmaster discs.
booka shade are set to release crossing borders featuring fritz kalkbrenner from their 2013 album eve on embassy one / blaufield music. booka shade first met fritz when he asked them to remix one of his songs, as we are fans of his voice, we thought it would be a great idea if he would sing a vocal for one of our demos for the new album. he came to our studio with the lyrics of crossing borders and within 1 hour, the song was recorded. crossing borders is enriched with acoustic and chilling electronic tones and demonstrates the trials and tribulations of the every day struggle weve got to go on, even if we stray, crossing borders to another side
first up is lone, recent album recruit to the re-animated r&s, who takes the fake original and makes it very much his own, the wistful strains of >paean< slotting seamlessly into lones seductive wobbly, wonky, early nineties retro-futurist world view, to extremely playable effect. fresh from his own new lonely at the top album duty, lukids rework is a more radically transformative affair, sprinkling his trademark bass heavy hypnotic drum mantras with a suitably warped smattering of fakes mystical twinkles. and as a final a2 bonus, fakes own contemplative coda mix seeks to wring every last drop of ambient goodness out of his utopian original.
limited to 500 copies, this ultra-collectable 10 inch vinyl release comes as a perfectly timed companion to nathans impending tour support duties in the company of forefathers of uk electronica and fake childhood heroes orbital.
like >the final breaths of a game boy caught in the reeds and burbling under the waters< (nme), luke abbotts >holkham drones< has been making waves in all of the right places, and now as it finally drops in your record store of choice, the ripple effect begins to spread out across the world. >holkham drones< looks set to catapult luke from his provincial norfolk outpost of the uks burgeoning electronic underground straight into critics end-of-year best-of lists, in one fell swoop.
oliver keim produced a real barnstormer for the next002 and here he returns to form with a real 2 track killer. the a side builds with its pulsating groove and synth work before the quality synth edits arrive and make a really solid track. the incredible b side includes a really hot 2000 and one mix! old school deep chords combined with a minimal drum program
supported by: kaiserdisco, chris liebing, marcel dettmann, alex karakakis, drumcomplex, carl craig, marco bailey, joseph capriati, steve mulder, ilario alicante, slam, franco bianco, ame, paula temple, randomer, subjected, 2000 and one, paco osuna, angy kore, dj emerson, gel abril, dj whebba, slomi aber, spiros kaoumenos, diego alvarado, luigi madonna, charlotte de witte, derek plaslaiko, arnaud rebotini.
modulare synthesizer treffen auf marokkanische gnawa-tradition. begnadete kollaboration zwischen dem britischen synth-wizard james holden, berüchtigt für seine offenheit gegenüber neuen, nie betretenen wegen und soundexperimenten, und maalem houssam guinia, sohn der verstorbenen gnawa-legende und holden-kollaborateurs maalem mahmoud guinia. drei live aufgenommene world music-tracks mit nordafrikanischen gesängen, aufgenommen 2016 in london. limitierte auflage.
the berlin based gel abril kicks off his new closed circuits label in a full form presenting a strong record by talented polish artist oskar szafraniec, a crafted producer, known by his latest 12” on rawax with ricardo villalobos, eps on murge recordings, cyclo or collaborations with pier bucci. for the debut release on closed circuits, oskar has collaborated with the swedish very addictive duo and has delivered his best work to date, a music piece called “borderline”, filled with lush vocals and hypnotic pads that kicks the label with a proper bang.
on the a side - the label boss himself, gel abril, turning “borderline” into a burner, with his very own distinctive groove and effected vocals, surely to be one of the main tracks for 2018! on the flip side, already mentioned original mix of “borderline” and another collaboration by oskar, this time with legendary chilean master pier bucci, bringing minimalistic experimental goodness, perfect for those special after hour moments we all love. gel abril said: “listening to borderline for the first time it just blew my mind and gave me that goosebumps feeling you rarely get with most of music out there these days, i felt very inspired remixing such an magnificent vocal, it is one for the books!”
german producer silent-one presents an ambient four track release on his own label intimate silence this february. part of the from another mind crew longside obscure shape & shdw and javier bä,,hr, silent-one (real name benedikt merkl) launched intimate silence as a platform for ambient music in 2016. since then the label has hosted artists like ressort imprint regular gł,,ó,,s, taapion records co-founder pvnv and arsenik records’ dold, however this release sees the label founder make his very own debut. fuzzy atmospherics and chilling chord sequences set the tone for the ominous ‘human border’ before ghostly synths and twinkling melodies work together to form ‘decide your fate’. on the flip, mesmerising arpeggios meander within an echoing setting in ‘sign of anxiety’ until the murky ‘lost souls’ pairs dusky elements with a spoken word sample to create a sci-fi aesthetic to conclude the release.
the self-titled four track ep consists of ideas, sketches and field recordings collected over the years, which were then forged into actual songs that reflect on existence and its abysses. borderline girlfriend draws inspiration from everyday psychological downward spirals and transforms them into raw techno.
BORDERS / RED DESERT (KLARA LEWIS, BIOSPHERE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D06.12.17
carmen villain & jenny hval’s borders has gotten wonderful remix treatment from our favorite klare lewis. also biopshere has done a rare remix of red desert. both remixes are out now on limited edition 12” (only 300 made, and no repress).
seit fast 20 jahren bereichert der brite james holden die electronic-szene mit innovativen, prägnanten und stilbildenden ideen. für sein drittes album versammelt er die liveband the animals spirits um sich herum, um seinem elektronischen sound organische liveinstrumente wie saxofon, kornett oder cosmic-percussion hinzuzufügen. so entsteht ein neuartiger, synthbasierter folk-trance, der elemente wie psychedelia, krautrock, weltmusik und spiritual-jazz mit holdens melodischer stärke kombiniert. damit kreiert holden eine neue genreprõgende form universeller musik, die gleichzeitig flüssig wie lebendig klingt.
schwarzes 180g doppelvinyl im gatefold inklusive downloadcode.
the founders of future nuggets are delivering their debut full lp as delusion men, marking the peak of almost a decade long conspiracy. ion d (utopus) and camil dumitrescu (aka the holy fix) have amassed on this album tracks and bits spreading over many years, raw gems and shiny nuggets resulted from intensive electronica fusions. ion d needs no introduction, contriving as a producer projects like steaua de mare and raze de soare, his oriental knowledge is in full presence on this lp, starting with the eponymous track -stuck on the border-. camil dumitrescu s fresh project the holy fix is already making waves, consacrating him as dub and -technodelia- expert. after the smash ep of delusion men in collaboration with khidja (on p-balans sub-label), this lp comes as another irrefutable proof of bucharest s already mature -partially under the radar- scene of electronic psychedelic hybrids, fittingly represented by future nuggets and p-balans. no fillers just killers, not to be missed!
juan atkins and moritz von oswald - the two vital proponents of detroit-berlin axis, return to the mothership following their 2016 full length effort transport. angles is the result of a new conversation between the founding father of electronic music and his german counterpart. the serene source of captivating musical ideas that is borderland, keeps on flowing and vibrating with subtle energy. two versions form here a new set of studio-refined sequences. both parts of ôconcaveö are the ungraspable manifestation of the wild quietness in which the duo finds itself. predicting at once, possible outcomes for the craft of electronic sound, while respecting their profound origins.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
a new label, and a new collaboration. björn torwellen is starting his own label borderlands. as the first release, the cologne based producer and dj is releasing a new project called twcor, which he launched together with his friend cortechs. as twcor, they produce analog sound using a modular system. the same equipment is also used when the two friends go on tour as a live act.” supperted by: kaiserdisco, chris liebing, marcel dettmann, alex karakakis, drumcomplex, carl craig, marco bailey, joseph capriati, steve mulder, ilario alicante, slam, franco bianco, ame, paula temple, randomer, subjected, 2000 and one, paco osuna, angy kore, dj emerson, gel abril, dj whebba, slomi aber, spiros kaoumenos, diego alvarado, luigi madonna, charlotte de witte, derek plaslaiko, arnaud rebotini.
the label say: what is soul really? the answer to that is a various as the music that claims it. we here at wph hq do not know the answer either, but we do know an exceptional piece of music when we hear it. enter fabrice lig, belgian techno legend with his roots in our little country and his ears definitely in that place called detroit.
unclear welcomes uk duo jordan bruce and larry jones aka yard one, who make their debut following support from the likes of gunnar haslam, anthony parasole and bambounou, and a series of releases and remixes on diffuse reality and their own tact recordings imprint. the ep also features a remix from italian dj/producer simoncino, who’s catalogue includes releases on esteemed labels l.i.e.s, crème organization and mathematics recordings.
nice price deal !!! swedish producer mattias fridell delivers a sonic gem on warsaw based audio borderline’s vinyl debut with “constructing stafadors”. this 4 track ep showcases matthias’s many diversified styles of techno with two original mixes, and two remixes from mono.xid and callum plant & carlo ribeiro.
emptyset is the innovative electronic duo of james ginzburg and paul purgas. the duo composes within a complex set of self-imposed parameters or rule sets and the results of their expeditions on borders are at once minimal and visceral. focusing on shifting timbral changes over melody, emptyset’s work is an exploration of the relationship between rhythm, texture and space.
juan atkins and moritz von oswald – the two indispensable protagonists of the electric garden – plug back into the wilderness. transport – the new full length effort of the borderland collaborative project – brings together a new set of studio-refined sequences aimed at colonizing some of the dark energy that pulsates through those areas that are thoroughly electrified, even if not ‘on the grid’.
the detroit-berlin axis triangulates to a third point which, like the atomic particle that lives in two places at once, flickers between a form of techno-charged ambience and a futuristic club-jazz which cannot be broken down into constitutive parts. borderland remains caught in a state of enraptured stillness, invisibly moving between every imagined future for electronic sound making. the result: a font from which springs serene and exhilarating musical ideas that vibrate with refined energy for sixty seconds in every minute.
heavyweight 180 gram double vinyl release.
juan atkins and moritz von oswald – the two indispensable protagonists of the electric garden – plug back into the wilderness. ‘transport’ – the new full length effort of the borderland collaborative project – brings together a new set of studio-refined sequences aimed at colonizing some of the dark energy that pulsates through those areas that are thoroughly electrified, even if not ‘on the grid’. ‘riod’ is the first streak to bolt through. the detroit-berlin axis triangulates to a third point which, like the atomic particle that lives in two places at once, flickers between a form of techno-charged ambience and a futuristic club-jazz which cannot be broken down into constitutive parts. borderland remains caught in a state of enraptured stillness, invisibly moving between every imagined future for electronic sound making. the result: a font from which springs serene and exhilarating musical ideas that vibrate with refined energy for sixty seconds in every minute.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
OUTDOOR MUSEUM OF FRACTALS / 555HZ (180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK26.02.16
border community betritt new-age-klangräume und widmet diese split-lp dem us-minimal-komponisten terry riley zu seinem 80. geburtstag. während james holden und der tabla-drummer camilo tirado zu einem meditativ-hypnotischen trip einladen, lebt luke abbott seine liebe zu metallischen drone-sounds aus. beide tracks haben eine Überlänge von 30-45 minuten und wurden für die beiden 180g vinyle jeweils geteilt. aus diesem grund liegt ein zusätzlicher mp3-code mit den einheitlichen versionen bei.