the new fresh project da break announces their first self-titled album, bringing back that old school 90s vibe that will remind you the hip-hop, soul & rnb flava you love! the music is spontaneous, modern, produced by todays best french funk/groove producer bruno patchworks hovart, alongside great and soulful singer jen hawa zonou and hard grooving drummer remy kaprielan. peace, love & having fun!
as talk of break’s fifth studio album ‘another way’ starts to run wild amongst the drum & bass underground, bristol uk’s most prolific boss of bass drops ‘album sampler 1’ upon us, setting the scene for what’s to come.
‘keepin it raw’ and ‘hip punch’ roll hard ready to thug out the dance as break delivers his trademark low-slung heaters as only he knows how. quality d&b as always that whet’s the appetite nicely.
ultimate block party breaks volume 6 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
elysia crampton’s self-titled album marks her 4th official release. the amerindian musician draws on various andean styles such as kullawada, huayño, tarqueada, quirqui / tundique, khantus, & morenada, together with genres like metal, psychedelic, & jazz fusion, to tell a story of her movement in the world - performing her history, both sonically & corporeally, as a means to gain economic access & agency.
pablos eye is the science of studio pressure, when engineer becomes artist. appropriating left and right as well as front and back, pablos eye uses the mixing desk to examine and exhaust the possibilities of moments. pablos eye is a record of that examination and exhaustion, but it is also a record of its own inner space. by means of depth placement, psychoacoustics and spatial fug, pablo’s eye is experienced in the deeper reaches of the body, bypassing the conscious part of the mind entirely. . pablos eye is the turning of recorded music inside out to show its seams. it interrogates a song, stripping down the body of the song to reveal its bones. pablo’s eye is in the interstices of music, it plugs the gaps, fills the holes. pablo’s eye seeks out the concealed mechanisms, it is a songs hidden agenda. for this compilation, it was decided to present the softer air-beatings of pablos eye. more than anything, pablos eye is a temporary atmosphere, like a taste or a dream.
for 19 years fokuz recordings has been an unbending pillar for quality, soulful drum and bass. it has provided an outlet for some of the scenes most prominent names a home for their music and continues to foster the growth of the next generation of producers. from the elite class of calibre, ai, zero t, and lenzman, to the new school sounds of satl, kasper, macca, and bert h, the soul derivatives lp blends names and generations together creating a magnificent musical showcase. if good music is timeless, then the soul derivatives lp confirms that there is no end in sight for this illustrious dutch label. the soul derivatives lp - fokuz092 - is available in vinyl, cd and digital in march 2018.
t.d.o.s. third single featuring japanese turntablalist dj to-ru (dujada-goja) is side b is uchu daikaiju no ballad (the ballad of the space monster) featured samples of gozilla dialogues with a scary soundtrack mood.on a progressive and experimental beat. the artist > the dude of stratosphear aka t.d.o.s.
unsurprisingly, richard galling, does indeed hail from milwaukee, having released disco inspired jams since about 2012. with his stuff getting plays on the likes of beats in space, he got his name out early. his latest offering is this single that features two original tracks and some remixes too. 303? features the eponymous bass machine all over this deep, arpeggio-heavy tech-disco jam, organ swaps the 303 for a classic robin s-style house organ, and prophet adds some big room bass. also included is a prophet version of clear water, a real late 80s, shep pettibone-style, latin house joint. luke solomons body edit, is absolut dancefloor heat !!
break at home is the collected recordings of the mysterious group 2 katara which was formed in athens, greece in 1978 by george theodorakis (keyboards, percussion, vocals) with his close friend dimitris papangelidis (bass, guitars, percussion, vocals) tip! this musical-duo recorded quietly over a decade between theodorakis’ family idyllic home studio in the philopappou hill of athens and the nearby studios theta and sr. for some part, the tracks seem like adventurous experiments or even unfinished samplers or riffs the band starts to develop, but at the same time there are productions that are clearly meant to be the backbone of an album that never came out.
teaming up again with the master of junglist vocals – mc fats and employing the classic soulful vibes of legend cleveland watkiss, break created a full vocal single, with both artists featuring on both sides. we are the people weaves mellow and uplifting piano chords with a strong verse from cleveland, switching to fats for his lick to cut into a heavy drop. weighty wobbling jungle subs, peppered with warm synth bass melodies carry this summery roller through, with both vocalists complimenting each others flavours stylishly. a blissed out dreamy breakdown gets you chilled for a switch back to the second drop bassline, going low and long with the subs. a chilled summery feel good vibe, with some backbone!
midnite classic, rolling in a heavy reggae skank loop for the intro sets a great backdrop for cleveland’s very catchy lyrics and melody. switching to fats for a minimal dnb build up and dropping with his renowned vocal style cutting over the bassline on a junglist style drop. a classic old skool feeling but still with a fresh modern edge, this is an addictive club tune, capturing raw vibes that are always needed in the dance.
wow. now we re talking, all time classic material right here from the strictly archives. the legendary man of many hats armand van helden dropped this almighty, hypnotic slab of deepness under his mole people guise in the mists of 1995. a total deep house classic indeed. dreamy, driving, dubby, hypnotic, narcotic - it has it all. super long tracks, for the dj s to work and for the dancers to get fully lost in. break night is colossal, this one will literally transport the dance-floor to another dimension, guaranteed. sounding as fresh and as relevant as ever. timeless. ocean on the flip steps up the toughness factor with some super hard, swingin nyc drumz, but it still has that otherworldly edge that the a-side drenched us in previously. a near perfect record here, made available again, undoubtedly this will win a new legion of fans it s that good! this one s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster, featuring both cuts, unedited, as per the original release way back when. essential stuff here. do not sleep.
the drum library series, which began back in 2001, has prided itself on compiling the hardest, crunchiest and most rarefed drums from every source imaginable. we’ve held to this standard for over 15 years, providing professional producers & bedroom beat makers alike with the largest collection of quality drums available today. in short, the drum library series has become an industry standard. the ever-expanding, go-to kit for beat makers around the world. now, with the conclusion of the series at volume 15, you hold in your hands, what will be the last vinyl incarnation of the drum library series.
these drums actually constitute what would have originally been volume 4 and 5 before the masters were initially thought to have been lost in a flood that gutted the studio where, up until then, the drum library series were made. fortuitously perhaps, these last two “orphaned” volumes were discovered safe & sound in a storage unit just as vol.15 was wrapping up. we’ve compiled them both here in one special edition volume.
we hope you’ve had as much fun using the drum library series as we’ve had making them. thank you for your support over the years!
nice price deal !!! morris t single >break of dawn< features the beautiful vocals of juliet richardson. singer / songwriter, her solo album >random order< produced with stuart price was a big success in 2005 including the opus >avalon<. juliets brooding vocals seduce and entice listeners with a potent cocktail of penetrating sensuality. jerome sydenham, owner ibadan records and half of the duo sydenham & ferrer project, produces a percussive groove, blending house and techno together. the >main dub< is a deep hypnotic builder with an heavy bass drums and fierce beats!
a rare look into the discotheque era of waikiki, al nobriga’s “my last disco song” tells of a time when nightclubs lined kalakaua avenue and practically every hotel hosted live entertainment. seven days a week, locals rubbed elbows with visitors in discos like the point after, cock’s roost, garden bar, infinity, duke kahanamoku’s, foxy lady too, valentino’s, hawaiian hut—the list goes on.
ultimate block party breaks volume 4 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
ultimate block party breaks volume 3 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
the fifteenth and final volume in the expansive drum loop series. mr. paul nice is known as of the best world premier breaks diggers - and here’s the proof. all just raw drum loops here - no synthetics! lifted from some of the rarest vinyl available then cleaned and looped nicely, this is great for your sampler and jugglers alike.
promos, edits, mega-mixes, the record pools, white labels, acetates, reel to reels. all of the above were the weapons of choice for the disc jockey s of yesteryear, utilising these tools helped various luminaries pave the way for where we are today on the modern dance-floor. those secret mixes, private versions and edits of the hottest disco jams that only the select few had access to could make or break a dj s reputation in the clubs and on the streets. it is within this world that the for discos only label operates, sourcing the finest underground edits and mixes for the discotheques. we carefully hand pick and dig for obscure or forgotten versions of the best tracks that may have been previously out of reach for the majority, inviting the hottest editors and mixers to open up their archives and share their secret weapons with us all via the medium of the 12- record.
we kick off 2017 with our third release and first 12”. the a-side is from none other than symmetry recordings maestro break, with the b-side from label boss exposure featuring the vocals of mark douglas.
lake people, the man with a knack for aural subtleties, is spot-on with his first ep for uncanny valley. over the course of four tracks he showcases a quiet different approach compared to the sophisticated house music the leipzig based artist released on labels like permanent vacation or connaisseur recordings. on -break the pattern- he relies heavily on the good old boom tschak-paradigm of electro, without completely giving up his trademark sound. -level msk- combines staccato-type chords with a stuttering beat that stick in your mind. the acidic -september futuristic- with its stoic drumming has almost a krautrock feel to it. on the flipside, the playful -chords in chorus- feels like an early contender for this year s summer anthem with chords and acid lines from heaven. the ep closes with -pull off-, a perfect example for lake people s ability to compose tracks with an emotional depth.
while the original album quiet distortion still resonates on dance floors around the world, we are more than happy to present to you a wonderful and versatile remix package of select album tracks. we believe the lineup of remixers really speaks for itself:
after countless releases on his own label alleanza it was finally time for the maltese artist to break new soil. as gregor tresher received these 3 demos and was immediately convinced about their high potential and standout class. so give it up for jewel kid s bns debut
wareika steps up for the amphias 12th vinyl chapter. the german trio walks off the beaten techno trail, applying just enough pressure on the bassline pedal to envelope your attention on the sinusoidal theme from break new sol, revealing at the end a rewarding guitar solo, hidden all this time under the crisp percussions. on a train again completes side a, with its industrial ambient modulations steadily stabbed by the derailed cadence.
sit reinterprets wareika on side b: a more dancefloor oriented take, with just a few breaks from the devilish rhythm, enough to give the crowd some time to breathe into the tracks odd atmosphere. wareika s playful harmony makes a great addition to amphias musical path.
with liam peete s techno project fac3off break new soil labelowner gregor tresher will again meet the taste of all lovers of banging bigroom techno monsters. while the basic vibe always remains dark the trapez artists always finds ways to stick in some additional harmonies and vocal snippets to make that extra difference
celebrating 10 years of releasing quality drum & bass, symmetry is pleased to present a 12 track anniversary album. what started as commemorative compilation, soon turned into an album of all new material. covering various angles of dnb flavours, the 12 track l.p. showcases the diverse but cohesive sounds that symmetry has been known for over these last 10 years. with collaborations from kyo, boston, total science, spectrasoul, mc fats and dlr with a handful of solo break productions the album exhibits some of the labels best releases, with an overall salute to the original sound of drum & bass.
all 12 tracks are available as a 3 piece vinyl lp. vinyl customers will receive a digital download drop card with their purchase.
support from djs such as: calyx & teebee, spectrasoul, friction, survival, ulterior motive, xtrah, dlr, marky, noisia, andy c and many others.
with his new artist album quiet distortion ready for release this summer, gregor tresher once again sets sail to break new soil, proving why he is considered to be one of the most consistent artists in the universe of techno music.