‘high ends’ is a new label based in paris, following the footsteps of institutions like non standrad productions, backgrounds or perlon. cez, originally from toulouse but now living in the french capital, signs the first ep – a square, gritting electronic piece, brewed from acoustic and modular tones, swaying between enigmatic and spellbinding rythms to minimal style perfectly fitted for dancefloors. inspired by artist such as terrence dixon, margaret dygas or efdemin, cez imposes himself already as a composer with a strong artistic personality.
reaching its 15th release, amphia sees the return of cezar lazar’s double ep, intuitively called “archetypes”. known for his innovative approach both behind the decks and productions, cezar’s creative alter-ego enacts a variable puzzle with hard-edged sonic pieces laid out over five tracks, each with their own distinct acoustic palette. side a holds “equtime”. this side-long track envelops a stripped-down melody with perforated rhythmical pads, fleshed out with disconnected threads of vocals. side b is dedicated entirely to “badgervox”. displaying a weighty bass section alongside the shuffled percussion work, its intricate melody is integrated smoothly creating a unique soundscape. “thicken court” holds the first half of side c. sharp in its composition, it holds an assorted percussion ensemble and a collection of fizzy waveforms. they complement a thunder-like bass protagonist that holds the center stage. we continue with “boe dark”, where textures and sharp tones grow in layers upon layers creating tension. the apex is reached when modular timbres are hindered by sparse piano patterns, completing this electro-acoustic scenery. on the flipside, “wedmar” holds the key to our puzzle with its accurate four-to-the-floor feat. with a series of programmed overlapping organ vibes, the sound feels both piercing and intense, creating a sort of sensory impairment. “archetypes” displays cezar lazar s gentle subtleties and fluency in different dialects of idm.
(text by: bianca iulia)
fresh from the success of their ‘past / present / future’ release, we march on, with berlin-based italian christopher ledger the man responsible for their label’s 41st release. the ‘percezione and retrospettiva’ ep sees ledger in flying form, as he props up with two dexterous, thoughtfully executed records that speak volume of his ability to craft atmospheric sounds. opening up the release is the sounds of ‘retrospettiva 2’, a future leaning techno jam that again wonderfully fits the brouqade aesthetic. clearly indebted to sci-fi spheres, this one is very much cut from a detroit cloth, with a steely finesse that lurks from the get go. a track that brings the listener on an endless journey, it comes some deep harmonic vibes. all things told, this is an ep of various contrasting sounds, ledger’s debut for brouqade is a stunning example of what can happen when producers think outside the box. the b side consists of ‘percezione attiva’. harmonic, blissful tones abound throughout, made all the more meaningful by a slew of gentle, melancholic piano chords that really pull on the heartstrings. a light and hazy experimental piece, the track forces parallels with other masters of suspense. culminating with a more traditional 4/4 vibe, this unusual turn only enhances the producer’s standing as a man willing to take risks.
amphia celebrates its 10th release with a two-tracker ep from cezar lazar.
both tracks reflect his signature sound, taking time to evolve into soundscapes that expand outside the familiar borders. the latin american influences embedded in * choice of ancillaries* leave us hints of its vivid melody surfacing beneath its tight percussions. on the b side we find its darker counterpart, * grounds and shields*, treating us with a more acoustic flow, sewn graciously around the incisive bassline.
* the balancing act ep* adds a new layer to the ever expanding catalogue of works under the amphia imprint.
BEYOND BELIEF EP (REMIX BY CEZAR LAZAR & CRISTI CONS )
12" Vinyl D11.06.15
friendship reflected through machines. beyond belief ep is composed by lmml owns diogo magalhaes & alexander einetter aka old dog. this piece unites self-recorded sounds, analogue machines & modular recordings into a more experimental take on electronic music. organically grown by time, vision and their friendship. side b, created by cezar lazar (understand) & cristi cons (amphia), presents their own interpretation of ruten moshi. cezar has always been true to himself & a great inspiration to us. creating a new collaboration with cristi cons, part of an avantgarde classical/electronic music generation.
vinyl only! dragosh delivers with impact his track brinit . set on a traveling percussion loop, playfully adventurous and filled with an ever growing energy. a warm melodic female vocal in contrast to a technical voice cut draws the listener in to feel the energy with no chance to get tired. rhadoo and cezar take the voice out and put it into a new context. with their focus firmly on the groove, and adding some extra synths they create with finesse, a proper trip... reducing the vocals into whistles and layering a rather mysterious noise, they masterfully turn this remix into something totally hypnotizing...damn good too
>contrast i< is the first installment of three limited vinyl releases from polish sound artist and sonic terrorist cezary gapiks amazing work, to be made available through white box in 2011. contains 2 tracks with a runtime of 22:46 and 15:04 minutes.
greg delon, one half of the well known duo delon & delcan, lights two housy techno crackers in hangfire mode, while the koletzki & meindl mix commands the new years eve again, loud, full of pressure, variegated, sparkling & in a really good mood...
2lp in gatefold sleeve with liner notes. volume 1 of the belgian nuggets 90s-00s compilation series: a collection of obscure belgian tracks of superior quality dating back to that specific period: forgotten singles, b-sides, album tracks and demos. including tracks by deus, the beautiful babies, elisa waut, volt, sexmachines and more.
telepopmusik, iconic electronic music group and author of « breathe (featuring angela mccluskey)» from their first album « genetic world » released in 2001 inspired roche musique, trailblazing french label coming from the electronic parisian scene which managed to rise from the ashes a classic and timeless electronic tune. roche musique crew tried to readapt the classic track proposed by telepopmusik in order to offer a contemporary vision through the prism of their respective universes.
jerome hill is back on his don t label and presents 4 road tested tracks lovely limited blue marbled vinyl in a poly sleeve ! fresh from outings on super rhythm trax, killekill and power vacuum, jerome hill is back on his don t label and presents 4 road tested tracks - each totally different from the last but with the common goal of striking out and injecting colour, fun and a good measure of -don t- rowdiness into the techno landscape. -egg roll- is a slamming broken beat techno monster that has been extensively tested out in the field, -scez princess- combines hardcore breaks with waspish synth riffs while over on the flip -i know- hits hard with no messing around. the ep is finished off with the lumbering, stunted funk of -mono skank-. available on lovely blue marbled vinyl.
happy birthday technique !!! shibuya udagawa used to be called >record store sanctuary<. technique still keeps its own store in udagawa for all the japanese dance music lovers. this compilation celebrates techniques 20th anniversary. the selection is not for the past but for the present. 7 exclusive tracks!!
once a distant message written in the stars, the wisdom of soul clap has been beamed down to earth in the form of efunk - everybodys freaky under natures kingdom - their debut album on wolf + lamb presents: the singles.
nrk 00deep celebrates another 10 years passing for uk label nrk music, a label that has always stuck true to the deep, underground house and techno sounds. part 2 has tracks from clive henry & justin drake aka peace division. and 2 killer west coast anthems from rocket people (the jeno mix) & halo & hippes h foundation mix of somas plastic people, rounding things off in style
it seems that there is an overabundance of artists today who have reached a level of success from their work, but very few of them come close to the level of output and range as butch. equal parts producer extraordinaire, dj, gentleman, and comedian, butch has everything deserving of a star in todays dance music arena. which is why, we here at watergate are extremely pleased to present him as next in line for our watergate mix series
wayne goodlitt alias roska veröffentlicht mit rinse presents: roska 2 den nachfolger des 2010 erschienenen ersten teils. bekannt wurde der londoner dj und produzent seit 2008 durch eine reihe kultiger veröffentlichungen auf seinem eigenen label roska kicks & snares. fest verwurzelt im grime, ist roska berühmt für seine rauen funky-tracks!
the dark age of lost-cool, a time of dimensional imbalance when music was devoured by a black-hole of wackness. now, marked by a solar-flare in the funky constellations, soul clap delivers a galactic renaissance to fill our ears with interplanetary consciousness and emancipate our booties from the androids of dancefloor repetition.
*** nice price action*** dies ist die cd-version der legendären party-reihe circoloco im dc10 auf ibiza.dieser aussergewöhnliche zirkus bund geschmückter party-gänger ist ein ganz spezielles (musik-)erlebnis, für jeden der schon mal dort war! incl.residents tania vulcano und sossa, raresh, pedro und rhadoo (a:rpia:r)sowie matthias tanzmann und thomas melchior