the third and final instalment of the lap top less dance trilogy, featuring an outersphere collab between lipelis and capablanca, a deep and freaky tiago remix, and a dancefloor stomper rework by odopt.
PHONE SEX (SHARIF LAFFREY NIGHTWORK) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK25.06.18
two berlin underdogs and a detroit ravemaster. a driving force in the very early frankfurt electronics since the late 80s, to hardcore acid in brooklyn in the early 90s, producing legends as carlos peron among many others along his way, adsx aka andre fischer might sound new to many but has been an active part of the underground electronic movement for the last 30 years. benji df aka hanoben is no newbie to the scene either and might have soundtracked your night if you were to be found at clubs like tresor or snax in the late 90s. together they recorded an ode to aural sex, its acid counterpart, and a genius sketch of a club banger. when label honcho capablanca heard the latter had little doubts about commissioning an extended mix to motor city s special forces gen. sharif laffrey aka thee activator, who needs little introduction to the discerning raver ears as the man behind instant acid classics turn it up and always, among others. after countless studio days and nights and endless versions (we stopped counting at 56th) sharif delivers what is possibly his best work to date, an unstoppable 12 minute dancefloor annihilator. to wrap such special release we asked legend alan oldham aka ur s minister of information aka dj t-1000, (also responsible for label designs for transmat, djax, submerge, pure sonik and a long etcetera) to create one of his classic artworks. capablanca deconstructs his center pieces for the fully printed sleeve, and everybody s.c.r.e.a.m.
the second installment from the lap top less dance trilogy. capablanca s diy psychedelic industrial disco exorcism de style gets revisioned here by ypy transmuting top less into a lisergic overdose, alessandro adriani, whose mean mechanic stomper version takes flores feias collab by the hand (chained) to a skinhead dark room, and lipelis magic wand converts lap dance into a russian bathhouse sex-o-ddisey weirdo monster hit.
discos capablanca return with a record from the mysterious detroit-based sharif laffrey (we know little more than his place of birth, and that he likes to ride his bike and warm weather) who brings the heat on the turn it up 12 inch. recorded in detroit in the late 80s and released on a cassette tape compilation in 1988, the original *turn it up* is a long forgotten gem from the period that electro was beginning to morph and mutate into nascent forms of techno. excavated by hugo capablancas label, the track is presented in an edited version that stays true to the original and complemented by an acid dub not dub version that implements plenty of deranged 303 action.
those who physically suffer from dopamine depletion seek ways to experience maximized pleasure. hong kongs hyper everything enfant terrible, s.y. delivers a much darker complex ep than his two previous offerings under a new alias, a creative therapy of sorts apparently dealing with substance abuse and unstable mental conditions which luckily for everyone translates into more leftfield dancefloor gold with the brilliantly nondescript $ lfo and weirdo power drive of the title track on a side, followed on the flip by a surprisingly beautiful ode to concrete music, and a deeply haunting field recording piece that closes a perfectly round ep... or does it? sleeve artwork by matt damhave
hugo capablanca may be best known for his more disco-minded output from his time on gomma records, but increasingly his scattered output and his label have been reaching towards more abrasive material. nothing will prepare you for the confrontational nature of this daring, no label transmission. the artwork alone is enough to challenge the senses, while the opening track is a metallic drone that gives way to the distended mutant beats of top less. guy debord is no less cut throat in delivering a disco punish remix of lap dance on the b side, all deconstructed groove and guttural noise, and then dance less rounds the record off with another excursion into unsettling, heavily processed noise.
following the excellent single-sided heater from sharif laffrey, discos capablanca is back in action once again with odopt, previously only spotted on excellent swedish label born free. the record opens up with the ominous, dramatic tones of -belgrade-, all searing synth swells and bloated drums working towards some cinematic apocalypse scenario. on the b-side, -croque trans croque- has a cooler head but instead aims to unsettle with its off-key metal chimes atop a steady-ticking disco rhythm, and then -rex ingram- finishes the ep off with yet more surreal beatdowns that will send the party in a very interesting direction indeed.
sharif laffrey is one of the great unsung heroes of detroit s dance music scene, having been instrumental in putting on parties in the motor city for many years and spinning records in all kinds of legendary spots. when he s not busy promoting, laffrey also finds time to turn out productions under aliases such as quadrant and maersk. primarily though, his recent work has been under his own name for the likes of love on the rocks and discos capablanca, who he returns to here with a single sided sure shot entitled always. it s a heated, jacking club track that screams of laffrey s detroit roots, with an early house thrust and wild 80s-style sampling that will set the party alight.
after a splendid, sought after 12- on pyramids of mars, an already expensive edits split ep with red axes and his highly original and acclaimed self released debut album -don t touch my sister-, rouge mecanique delivers a stone cold classic ep for discos capablanca. the psychedelic steady muscle of all will be changed aims to destroy visionary dance floors. sans scrupules is the most surprising acid banger you will likely hear this year. ampedusa / xaver defies description and its mutant sound could evoque ecstatic early minimal house references, kraut and concrete music. can i say is simply put the most elegant, languid way to say goodbye to an ep that exudes sheer brilliance and character. housed in hand silkscreened sleeves with art by capablanca. timeless applies here.
keita sano - the keita sano ep: discos capablanca is proud to present the definitive keita sano collection. after months of listening to demos, label and artist came up with a tight selection of tracks that represent at its best the keita sano sound and simultaneously have the potential to slay the bravest dancefloors. with a clear flair for industrial and raw sounds but not forgetting his house influences, this ep should be one that establishes this young japanese producer as a consolidated artist.
having made their disco capablancas debut back in 2012 with the excellent 12inch shoal, sprawling minneapolis collective food pyramid return to hugo capablancas label for an equally fine second release in the shape of knosssos.
ultra limited edition of 50 vinyl. each of these records have a completely unique sleeve hand painted by russian artist andreas golder. vinyl contains music by minneapolis collective food pyramid and a remix from gavin russom. edition of 50, hand painted and signed by the artist.
bestens bekannt für hochgradig idiosynkratische und tatkräftig durchgreifende t anzschinken zur besten sendezeit kehrt das glasgower produktionsduo naum gabo auf die internationalen tanzflure zurück mit embargo barco, einer vor club-aktivismus nur so triefenden scheibe mit keilgarantie. nebst antreibender vocals vom elektronischen flaneur capablanca und einem wahrhaft überraschenden funk-remix von daniel maloso ergibt das ein raffiniert geschnürtes päckchen, bestens vorbereitet für die abfahrt.
discos casablanca is back... and you know its hot when they drop it! two excellent edits from cvlt, somewhere between wave / cosmic / flamenco / psych blues. hand stamped and hand numbered edition of 300. no repress
hugo is back! gomma records berlin posse is busy. hugo capablanca - resident dj at broken hearts club and man of los massierias joins forces with swedish amigo t. keeler. the second one for gomma. they started with an epic flamenco percussion disco track last summer - now they go deep into proto electronica. dreamhouse… balearic you can call it. its the greyness of berlin winter days with the warm waves of south spanish beach evenings. check also the name in lights remix of ???
two dogs in a house is steve summers and ron morelli (l.i.e.s) meanest project to date. rising from the delay saturated muck, pushing the red, straight forward and to the point with no time to waste, these brooklyn dogs started with a simple modus operandi as to make effective, psychedelic tracks that they would want to hear on a proper club system. and you do want to hear dogs anthem in a proper soundsystem. a fat one. rather than a decent follow up to their l.i.e.s. ep, this 12? is an statement by itself, sounding more experimental and raw ?if that?s possible than its predecessor. it evokes chicago, detroit, and industrial records equally, but do not get mixed up: this is a weapon designed to tear dancefloors apart! limited copies , hand numbered.
der perfekte sommer-tune: endlich die erste gomma veröffentlichung von dj hugo capablanca & tobias keeler - ein epischer flamenco boogie, ein 11-minuten-jam für jede sexy tanzfläche. mit vocals von der flamenco hoffnung ana menjiba! hot stuff!
late 2008 discos capablanca invited eric d. clark and traxx (nation) to dj at a label party. eric ended up singing live over traxx beats. doing so in a daze, originally an unreleased instrumental by traxx and beau wanzer, evolved into the final version you hear here, combining 808 sounds and a passionate vocal delivery, with the rough and gritty edges still intact.
nice new berlin label with nice artwork and some sweet cosmic kraut disco. original mix is by grackle (aka galaxy toobin aka smeckulator) who dropped a nice minimalish sahko kind of cut. main tracks are basicly the sweet ass remixes by unit 4 who made a long slowly building track with an electronic kraut rock/disco groove and he managed to take things higher into the comsos as the track develope... nice job! the other very nice remix is by t. keeler who made a more disco-ish affair with nice lush grooves and warm balearic sounds. hot stuff for all the lindstrom, mudd, prins thomas, quiet village fans
with the musical institution that the guitar constitutes, golden retriever sets out to change its paradigm with very simple means, creating a void between genres and ideas to be in, grinning in its essence yet at times grounded with serious introspective ingredients. with only an iphone as a recording studio, golden retriever has created the ep in a very minimalistic sense, not only when it comes to sheer production elements but also through that instruments chosen to use. having a background in various other scenes, you could say it s a consequence of leftover creativity and exploratory passion that didn t fit in anywhere else at the moment. the sonic palette is naive, luscious and surprisingly thick and sturdy considering the limitations of both instruments and recording equipment used. with unassailable melodies that are equally captivating as ravishing, it seduces you with the same drifter romantics and beautiful scenery as you would find in any classic country song without following the same structure. whenever a string of the guitar is plucked, struck or touched, it invokes feelings of both adventurous joy, but sometimes also the sadness of leaving something behind.
it wouldnt be an overstatement to say that opium is currently the most talked about club north of berlin. vilnius based spot has built its reputation slowly but surely to become one of the brightest lights in the night sky of europe. the club has earned the admiration of local crowd, loyalty of visiting artists and respect of industry insiders by nurturing unique local talent, bringing cutting edge house & techno acts on a weekly bases, building a devoted community and rocking the parties of the highest intensity and unprecedented intimacy.
die erste compilation des gleichnamigen italienischen restaurants samt partyreihe in der nyc lower east side, nachdem in zusammenarbeit mit dem label golf channel bereits drei edit-12 incheses erschienen. mit nagelneuen tracks von totes preesh (zwei mitglieder der phenomenal handclap band), dedication (felix dickinson) und nick chacona. das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover inklusive downloadcode.
after only a tiny time-out cómeme can t help but remain restless and return even more internationalist than before, since this ep brings together artists from moscow, medellin and cologne, as well as guests from spain. its a collection of tracks that translate comemes ever quintessential voltage into different musical temperaments, drawing the bow from infectious semi-electronic body music and cumbia-inspired rhythm affairs to detached pitch-frenzied sequence-disco and a sphinxy creature with fanfares and whiplashes.
those of a certain vintage may have a soft spot for global underground s after hours series, which promised to soundtrack -the party after the club- by joining the dots between woozy progressive house, deep techno, electronica and, of course, ambient. some eight years after the last installment, the long-running club brand has decided to re-launch the series. apparently, this latest installment took a year to put together, and featured tweaked, edited and gently reworked tunes layered up for a more enjoyable listening experience. musically, it sticks to similar territory to previous installments, updating the sound a little via tracks and remixes from ewan pearson, lawrence, scuba, matrixxman, michael mayer and joris voorn.
MANGIAMI - LA COMPILATION (TONY HUMPHRIES MIX) (CD)
die erste compilation des gleichnamigen italienischen restaurants samt partyreihe in der nyc lower east side, nachdem in zusammenarbeit mit dem label golf channel bereits drei edit 12inches erschienen. mit nagelneuen tracks von totes preesh (zwei mitglieder der phenomenal handclap band), dedication (felix dickinson) und nick chacona. die cd kommt im mix von tony humphries.
a no-rules mix crafted with inherent musicality, the mix sweeps and dives with the frenzy of electro-tinged fad gadget, the sparkly grace of disco gems from nycs desire, the gritty acid of levon vincent, the tougher edge of thomas brinkmann, and even the percussive fills of funky masters roska and crazy cousinz. a divine melting pot that only makes sense in the hands of glasgows mighty duo of jd twitch and jonnie wilks. in 1990, jd twitch was one of the founders of the legendary techno night, pure - well and truly ahead of its time it was one of the first clubs in the uk to book us royalty such as richie hawtin, derrick may, green velvet and jeff mills. in 1997, jd twitch teamed up with the punk-inspired belfast native turned glaswegian jonnie wilks, to start up a rebellious club night called optimo. started as the antithesis to regimented 4/4 sets, a night at optimo was truly unlike anything else - youd be likely to hear rockabilly, electro, swing, reggae, punk, techno and house all in one night. the list of guests is a veritable whos-who of rebellious musicians across the board - from the lovers to shackleton to chicks on speed to richie hawtin to tv on the radio to michael mayer amongst many more. jd twitch produces under the moniker optimo or optimo espacio, hes landed remixes on a variety of labels for both monikers, including dfa, eskimo, modular for artists such as florence & the machine, pharoahe monch, pepe deluxe, the presets to name a few. jonnie wilks has worked with labels as diverse as dissident, kompakt, kill the dj and wichita...