cleveland is forever in search of the brown note. this is his second offering for the esp institute. side a’s tusk is a beautiful paradox—rhythm programs that churn like the inner workings of a grandfather clock, unmistakably mechanical, yet fashioned through muted analogue instrumentation that paints a deceptively organic picture. the crystallized jangle of fm synth voices toy with the softened drum patterns and vibrant animal-like chord gestures over nearly seven minutes of splendor. on side b, aku digs further into mysticism, manifesting digital jungle themes, cleverly abstracted through erratic bleeps, distant tribal drums, atonal flutters and synthetic bird calls. the cinematic quality of clevelands production shines through both tracks, but its aku that sweeps us from reality to embark on a moonlit expedition in search long lost treasures, proving cleveland a virtuoso skilled in building complex narratives with sound. these two songs will modulate your frequencies.
-payback- was born the day before cleveland s first live set it brussels two years ago. no wonder it sounds like a call to arms. -armando the lizard- has a much more looser feeling. it doesn t pursue an answer, just a little bit of warmth. created in a sm
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.
from brussels comes cleveland, born in luxembourg from an italian family, andrea mancini, a 28 years old music producer has been behind releases on john talabot’s hivern discs, oskar offermann’s white, munich’s permanent vacation (and others). cleveland is able to enthral and captivate his audience, putting influences from various genres into one smooth hypnotic, adventurous and personal journey. built around warm tones of analog synths, esoteric atmospheres and percussive drums, cleveland s productions have an overall dreamy feel without losing its dance floor focus. he arranges every sound and movement to work in fluid harmony, gently lifting dance floors off the ground before they realise they re floating. he will release two new eps in summer 2017.
benjamin fröhlichs 2016 ep rude movements gets the remix treatment by some of his favourite artists: permanent vacation long time collaborator and partner in crime lauer tugs amos in with a very cosy frankfurt trance blanket, while running back regular shan pulls out the curls of holloway thanks to his magic styling iron. the result: a pumping and string heavy affair. on the flipside brusselss wunderkind cleveland delivers an energizing and mesmerizing breakbeat version of ghost orchid for the magic moments in life. while siss finest jack pattern come correct with a cosmic disco reinterpretaion of spitting image
air’s entry for the latenighttales series finally available on vinyl. half-speed remastered for optimum audiophile reproduction and pressed on virgin 180 gram vinyl. includes code for download of the full mix plus all unmixed tracks.
another alias launches the first release in the series of white of my eyes. 001 showcases the first in a collection of his most original works, true to his style and outlining his perspective on contemporary techno with busy percussion and irregular synth work. another alias launches the first release in the series of white of my eyes. 001 showcases the first in a collection of his most original works, true to his style and outlining his perspective on contemporary techno with busy percussion and irregular synth work.
SHE THOUGHT SHE WOULD LAST FOREVER REMIXES (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl D22.11.16
abstraxion returns to his own biologic records to release this impressive revisited album - giving tuff city kids, kasper bjørke, vessels, clarian, conforce, mattheis, ripperton, init, eduardo de la calle, cleveland the freedom to have their own take on tracks from abstraxion’s ‘she thought she would last forever’ lp released in october 2016. ripperton’s first mark on spazieren is one of meticulous sound design and textures complemented by a poignant vocal that provides a wicked ambience. his second offering is rapt around a warm bassline with orderly percussive stabs. init’s remix has been crafted with precision - an unhurried and mysterious track that builds and anticipates smoothly due to the precise instrumentation and adept reverb that’s been applied on the vocal. conforce closes out the ep with intent by delivering a dark, forceful and abstract take on spazieren. pr report : dj feedbacks : supported by : barnt, mano le tough, jennifer cardini, joris voorn…
release & versand am 29.08.2016 this will be the final release of white. after almost 10 years of releasing music on white we decided to move on and to end this era. we like to thank all our artists, fans and people behind the scenes who were involved and hope this release will make for an appropriate goodbye. see you somewhere in some galaxy sometime…
yours oskar and adam.
signature label boss and drum & bass stalwart calibre is continuing his shelflife series with a new compilation consisting of 11 tracks that as the title would suggest were shelved before. a coherent mix of exotic rollers, atmospheric cuts and euphoric dancefloor anthems is the result. with appearences by dj marky and cleveland watkiss this addition to the shelflife series proves to be a relevant showcase of calibres diversity and of course a celebration of contemporary drum & bass. the 4x 12 inch vinyl comes in full colour sleeve and includes full album download via download card.
fresh d & b, * all blue feat cleveland watkiss stone cold soul music by headz new comer halogenix with vocals from headz veteran cleveland watkiss. the track was bound to be a success. * beyond the bounds another track that shows why halogenix has confirmed his place as one of the best newcomers over the last few years, a very soulful sound with enough dancefloor muscle find its place in many different sets. * shank the most energectic offering on the ep, techy without being nerdy – clever edits and engineering prowess all combined for a peak time track. * shore a flowing track underpinned by subtle mids and a female vox. the sub bass carries the track with skipping drums the make light work of the rhythm.
unreleased obscure british funk from yorkshire.
reviews in mojo magazine and record collector
mr scruff and both ninja tune bosses jon more and matt black aka coldcut loving this compilation
nightmares on wax from warp records loves it
rob da bank loves the lamplighters
james maycock (writer, producer and director of bbc music documenataries searching for summertime, danny boy the ballad that bewitched the world, bobby womack across 110th street) loving it as is label boss of strut records quinton scott and sofrito records head honcho hugo mendez plus dj support coming from rob da bank, gilles peterson, craig charles on bbc 6 music, dj history s bill brewster, soho radio, nts and kon & amir (bbe), dj static and professor groove from we funk radio and many more
numero group praesentiert eccentric soul vol.2 - the bandit label und wirft einen blick auf die unterseite der chicago soul-szene durch r&b, sweet soul und discofied funk. hunderte von stunden wurden für nachforschungen, interviews, re-mastering und die zusammenstellung der geschichte des bandit labels und recherche des lebens von arrow brown aufgebracht. dieses 3lp reissue verfügt über alle bekannten songs, die jemals von arrow brown aufgenommen wurden und umfasst eine 14.000 woerter umfassende taschenbuch novelle, die sein buntes treiben und die schöne phantasiewelt, mdie er um sich herum geschaffen hat, detailliert beschreibt.
vibe batti batti delivers the anticipated followup to basement tracks ep. continuing in its tradition, atmospheres ep brings together 4 artists who once again set their sights on varied atmospheres within the deeper sides of house and techno. owen jay & melchior sultana (underground quality / rawax), natan h (ethereal sound / manmakemusic), cleveland (batti batti) and bittersuite (finale sessions / swedish brandy).
an amazing collection of cabinet records rare classics and first time vinyl releases. we dig deep in our archive-box and picked some of our favourite tunes to collect cabinet classics volume 2 for you. after the huge success of volume 1 on plus8 the journey continues. play it loud! the tracklist speaks for itself.
the latest installment in the dusty fingers series. these fantastic comps are comprised of full length original tunes from some the best generations of music. these grooves have been sampled by hip-hop producers and artists. all songs were digitally re-mastered from the original studio master tapes. the best collection of breaks and grooves available!
clevelands enigmatic granicus recorded just one eponymous lp before fading into rock & roll oblivion, a gem quietly released in 1973, now considered the classic 70s hard rock sound in the vein of led zepplin
6 track 12inch starring: dan curtin, lackluster, cane vs. polycorn, syncom data, sir stephen and inkinen with tracks about their hometowns. deep electro from all over the globe. banging dancefloor oriented anthems with a little nod to the legendary plus 8 label....
passend zum sommer gibt s die 4. auflage der permanent vacation compilation serie. volume 1 der serie markierte vor 10 jahren zugleich den startschuss des labels permanent vacation. 12 exklusive nummern für die ewigkeit, alles fein selektiert von benjamin fröhlich und tom bioly. das artwork stammt von arnau pi aus barcelona. cd kommt in schöner kartonverpackung
signature label boss and drum & bass stalwart calibre is continuing his shelflife series with a new compilation consisting of 11 tracks that as the title would suggest were shelved before. a coherent mix of exotic rollers, atmospheric cuts and euphoric dancefloor anthems is the result. with appearences by dj marky and cleveland watkiss this addition to the shelflife series proves to be a relevant showcase of calibres diversity and of course a celebration of contemporary drum & bass.
beide tonträger erscheinen wieder in topausstattung: cd als exklusives mixset, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen ausgespielten tracks in wav/mp3-formaten, inkl. persönlichen liner notes zu jedem track, im pappschuber. 2lp als limitierte 180g pressung mit 19 von 20 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt, einmal als mixset)