alex dorn aka credit 00 takes a sidestep from his uncanny valley/rat life camp to showcase his rumbling, industrial machine funk and bad-ass attitude on pinkman. vision gets blurry and panic sets in as the a-side track exctasy overdose blasts with vibrating basslines and shrieking sirens. on the flip we have the stripped slowbeat electro cut data control, showing a huge middle finger to online mass surveillance. the ep ends with the weirdo jam weg von diesem ort in which alex samples synth and covers vocals of an obscure, industrial cassette tape from the early 80s.
from conrad schnitzler in the 1960s to the pioneers of detroit techno in the 1980s, experimental sonic artists were often inspired by the metallic noises of industrial factories. schnitzler wanted to recreate the sounds he heard in his apprenticeship as a locksmith with musical instruments, and the sons and daughters of the midwestern automobile-industry generation programmed the motown soul into japanese electronic music equipment. with his new piece the metal beat ep, credit 00 wants to get in line with this tradition of transforming factory sounds into music. each of the three tracks reflects on the role of the human being in an industrial environment. the never-ending movement of the machine becomes the rhythm, while the melody embodies our forlorn voices in the vastness of the factory site. the blues played by machines--modern work songs for a post-industrial society!
introducing some new signings, poverty is violence return with a killer 5 track v/a ep limited to 300 hand-stamped white labels poverty is violence is the surface offshoot co-owned by nick dunton and charlton
lovingly mastered with an all analogue signal straight to vinyl at the exchange in the uk.
RECORDINGS FROM SCHONBRUNN STRASSE 2009 - 2012 (CASSETTE TAPE)
cassette tape NL04.05.17
having established himself through a consistent stream of quality releases for uncanny valley and the immaculate collection of rat life, credit 00 - real name alexander dorn - bring sthe heat on nyh81. these are recordings taken from his old apartment, and feature a heavy dose of reference to classic gertronica. from can to kraftwerk to neu! to (now) munich s dopplereffect, this is some really nifty classic electro.
whether it is hip hop,techno, electro boogie, new beat, italo, jungle, reggae, house or chill out. though, all those different sounds and styles do not tear this album apart. it s a bit of a miracle that it feels so flawless for what happens between the appetizing -level one- and the final track -the last march-.
rawax proudly welcomes alexander dorn aka credit 00 to the rawax family!
back in the days at the west-saxon highlands there was a missile, which marked the starting point. when credit 00 saw the legendary rocket rise on tetris’ final screen, it was the first time he became aware of electronic music at all. since then it actually hasn’t changed that much. he keeps pushing that buttons that belong to the impressive pool of music machines towered up next to his bed. after moving to dresden in 2000 to study fine arts, his passion for synthesizers and drum machines got nurtured through visits of dresden’s club-canalisation. he quickly made himself a name as a dj, who is just doing his own thing and got popular for that reason. as a part of the idealfun-crew he started hosting parties always in the twilight zone between legal and illegal. this led to “robo dance”, dresden’s only and (also for some other reasons) best electro club night featuring guests like dmx krew, luke eargoogle or imatran voima. the track credit made with randy barracuda of imatran voima has probably been created some time after the show. apparently, randy was not in good shape anymore and so “lebensraum” unmistakably bears credit’s hallmarks. for his own music he’s inspired by cannibal movies, number theory and birds. still, his music is not easy to pigeonhole. after all, he loves synth wave, electro, afro, kraut, kosmische, disco, italo, miami bass and other proto stuff – a lot of machine music.
credit 00 strikes back with four cuts between jungle funk and sublime party bombs. -tribal rhythm machine- starts off with subtle but effective drumming that works on the dance floor as much as it could be the soundtrack to your road trip to utopia. then there is -curse of the medusa-, a pretty rumbling track that takes full advantage of its super-funky vocal samples and almost explosive percussion action. -voodoo soup- fishes in muddy waters with credit 00 s distinctive drum work and tribal sounds from outer space. the final track -snake charmer- is building things up nice and steady. but when the hypnotizing synth melody breaks ground neither serpents nor dancers can resist. the artwork was created by alexander dorn a.k.a. credit 00 himsel
here are some plain and simple cuts by yours truly credit 00 that push just the right buttons to make people move. the tracks were made exclusively for his live set but they are too good to keep them back. without superfluous frills these four bangers scream party in every note but as usual with credit 00 theres also a melancholic side somewhere behind those tricky beats. house is a feeling!
three is the number, basement toolz the titel. once again rat life records is taking mickey on a night out to the sewer. here are two tracks made by credit 00 with a borrowed tr 909 drum machine. side a is called korg the groove, as the title already reveals, its inspired by a classic detroit techno cut. can you tell which one it is? on the flip side you will find 909ish, one drum machine and one synthesizer, which is not much but all you need and more, plus there is extra noise on the clap to amplify your face slapping pleasure.
where are we heading ep is a sequel to the stunning entry by tapirus (rotterdams very own charlton), and offers greater room for the artist to roam, breathe, flex and grow. behind the success of acid love story, which received notable plays by surgeon on rinse.fm and blawan at awakenings, this follow-up effort recalls the signature elements established in the first, while displaying a quest by the artist for refinement and progress.
on uncanny valley s catalogue number 18 we finally welcome back credit 00 who is a man in charge of a decent collection of those dusty machines we all love. after the ice cold the living room life ep from 2012, his brand new record ice cream is easy to fall in love with. packed with tunes to suit various moods in life, it will be a faithful companion in dark basements or lonesome hours. ice cream starts deliciously with its sleazy sample choice. with the distinctive drum work it builds up to a true chicago-inspired dance floor banger. round n round hits hard with a harsh kick and cowbell action before it shows off slightly melancholic lead synths and a subtle but effective bass line and puts the emphasis on the fact that things go round and round. life s a dizzy affair. east of nowhere with that bass line-sound is credit 00 to the core. and with spooky synths he puts you to an east of nowhere-place where you will lose yourself in manic trance-like dancing. the record ends with red wine , a slightly different electronic love song sung by credit 00. the cover artwork was created by alexander dorn.
uncanny valley continues to introduce more artists from the valley with their own solo ep.with uv008 its credit 00 whos put on the map. the dresden resident delivers four ice cold chicago inspired cuts, with hints of acid and electro,straight out of his machines which will make every synth aficionados mouth water.another me is, by credits standards,an almost intimate jam, which shows that house can be a decent funky affair.in the cave problem youll get an extensive bassline before synths that seem to come directly out of a hurdy-gurdy from hell add the right dose of gloom.the b-side is started off with the living room, a hard rocking track that comes like an acoustic exploration of sophisticated sound and drum ideas. the final brios theme is a weird and slightly menacing sci-fi work that only needs a proper movie.and again a new cover artist, credits longtime buddy geprg hpfmann.
ltd 2018 repress , regraded, a sub label of midlands graded imprint focusing on more disco leaning 4/4 music. with just two releases to the labels name from newcomer hubie davison and midland himself, regraded has already enjoyed some substantial attention from the strength of the music. midlands double feature became an overnight summer anthem and hubie davidsons sanctified become a late contender for track of the year. for regrd003 midland is back in the fold with a double header certain to soundtrack all kinds of summer moments. on the a-side final credits takes centre stage with joyous samples and a vocal line that will melt dance floors. on the b-side, vigilante takes on a more reserved menacing persona. dreamy whirling synth lines accent rolling live percussion. both tracks continue the strong run of form the label has been on.
lemmy ashton made quite a splash with his first outing on his own tnc label last year, and now hes back to follow up with another salvo of premium heaters geared towards disco friendly dancers. there s a chunky, looped up quality to silver suitcase with its insistent bass lick and slamming drums, but there s equal space for soul thanks to the string-loaded sample hook. by way of contrast lunaire fires up the acid flare and heads straight into a babbling brook of 303-related goodness. amsterdam rounds the ep off on a stomp, whipping up the kind of bombastic disco drama that would get studio 54 moving were it in action today
chicago-rooted, disco influenced tracks from john camps excellent solo debut, out on the hakt label, are reinvented by some of dance musics industry captains. once again, the hakt label offers a collection of songs that pulse through the night and bring life to the dance floor.
nice price deal !!! though this is camps debut solo release and first offering on hakt recordings, listeners have heard from him before. last year, he was featured on no regular plays debut album, endangered species, out on wolf + lamb. he also appeared on the track no more time, along with collaborator michael christopher, from the zurich-based cityfox label. and in april 2012, he was featured on a track from double standard records, the vinyl-only imprint from wolf lambs gadi mizrahi.
credit crunch & the administrators are made up of a group of ex texas bankers. on this release they use their redundancy payment for a trip to the inflation busting wilds of africa & ultilize the assistance of a nigerian 4 piece horn section ,the afro funk express for a rocking version of bim sala bim. funky tropical is a long lost outing from the calypso 5 piece, the bermuda love triangle that has up to now only previously surfaced on a private press lp. with funky tropical the band team up with the carribean funk allstars in an effort to emulate some of the success of their usa counterparts.
limitierte auflage der chromatics-ep shadow (2015) auf halb klarem, halb weißem vinyl. der titelsong, eine hommage an den twin peaks soundtrack und julee cruise, stammt aus dem mysteriösen, nie erschienenen chromatics-albums dear tommy.
THE GATES OF CHARON O.S.T. (COLOURED 180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl NL22.06.18
the gates of charon, an original soundtrack, is the long-awaited result of two years of work by a multitude of outstanding producers from the bass music and drum n bass scenes. this deep, dark and weighty release comes at you with 26 tracks of professional soundscape production to tell a story of the fusion of the mystic and scientific to manipulate dark energy and explore the multiverse. this unique project will take listeners on an interplanetary journey of the highest order through sound and emotion. this is a limited edition release in a double gatefold full-art cover with 2x12” two-color 180g vinyl (limited to first 300 copies), with download codes (including bonus instrumental versions).
rundfunk records presents: “kill gear”, the debut album by the eichler brothers. inspired by european and american cinematic music, “kill gear” honors the many great composers and compositions that characterise a bygone era in the history of cinema. the eichler brothers have re-imagined the late 60’s and early 70’s sound, creating an astonishing motion picture soundtrack that generates imagery which goes beyond an exploitation classic. pressing on black & orange mixed vinyl.
ZUNTATA ARCADE CLASSICS VOL. 2 - DARIUS (COLOURED LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl D15.01.18
in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original arcade release, ship to shore phonoco. is proud to present the vinyl edition of hisayoshi ogura’s score to taito’s darius. one of the most heralded soundtracks in the expansive zuntata canon, darius sounds as fresh and innovative as it did when its sounds filled arcades back in 1987. ogura’s score combines pulsing rhythms with an experimental, avant-garde bent, giving darius high octane action a unique counterpoint. housed in a gatefold jacket and featuring liner notes by both ogura and gamesradar.com writer anthony agnello, darius is available on coloured vinyl.
after a handful of 12-s for labels like hessle, liberation technologies and his own imprint b.s hell, bandshell returns with a knock out blow for ftd!
mutant drum structures, cascading synths and industrial bell ringing forms the backdrop to bandshell’s latest work. those paying close attention to his output over the years will remember his work on labels like hessle audio, liberation technologies and his own recently setup b.s. hell.
this rare piece of ex-yu socialist electronica was considered lost. composed by famed croatian artist tomislav simovic for the 1981 sci-fi extravaganza visitors from the galaxy which included men with breasts, beautiful alien heroine and jan svankmajer monster on killing spree, it is now found and published by fox & his friends label team. this gatefold limited lp release on 180g vinyl includes soundtrack cut from the original master tapes restored by paul alexander from cedar audio ltd., extensive liner notes in english by zeljko luketic and irena paulus, new artwork insert spread with film set photographs and colour poster starring alien heroine andra. fox & his friends is run by leri ahel (worldwide syndicated mutant disco radio show) and zeljko luketic (electronic jugoton, ex yu electronica iii, borderline music). we release music without genre boundaries, discover rare, obscure and forgotten stuff, the sounds that have timeless value, both contemporary and vintage
by now future nuggets have surely been established as one of romanias leading exponents of leftfield electronic oddities, and they dont disappoint on the surprising delights of this new 7inch from renato din sala and ion din dorobanai. there s an eastern lilt to the vocals and melodies on both tracks, but they re framed by some wonderfully quirky synth parts and budget drum machines. nu e injoseala (n-am carti de credit) in particular capitalises on cranky monosynth squelch and organ wails, while i love you viata mea (lema) takes a more energetic approach and works some rhodes-like sounds into the mix.
a german cooperation. the still quite undiscovered dircsen has delivered three diverse tracks, ready for all occasions. credit 00, rolling stone of the east german underground club scene has taken the record to another level with his more experimental rave-ish tape-echoed remix work. aciiieeeed time.
a diverse experience through past sonic waves transformed in to future matters. obscure dance music for everyone. repetitive gegenstandlose reductions expanding into human emotionen - only possible via expressions and nicht sound-designs. les points aka audino, barbir, louh & nicola kazimir
this record can easily be classified as library and will probably find a spot on the shelf with viberts nuggets, the strange world of bernard fevre and carpenters assault on precinct 13. listening to these tracks moves your senses back and forth through time, from 80s sci-fi back to raymond scotts early 50s experiments. the perfect soundtrack for bedrooms, late night dinners and greenhouses ed dmx contributes to a tradition in musical history, a richly vivid trail in which composers influence each others harmonies and ways of writing tunes, like an endless ping-pong game between minds and individuals but at the same time between continents and places throughout the world.
the lunes de fiel compilation kicks-off with an extended uptempo trapped-in-a-maze hysteria set in a psychedelic 90s norwegian remake of potemkin in the harbor of bergen. in the woods of woody lithuania it continues with a road movie starring a young smugglers couple and arguably the most legendary love scene in film history. the story ends at night with a directors cut of a downhill indiana jones on lsd fighting hungry alligators at the riverside of the elbe valley. a definite must have on the new bitter moon imprint!
after several months of -silence-, downbeat is here again. the 3 chairs member, marcellus pittman is the man responsible for -do you like music ep-. -our time is now- and -extra credit-, are two detroit-flavoured house tracks with sequences coming from mars and melancholic keys with the unmistakable marcellus pittman mood. the release is closed by -happy to be here-, a gloomy downbeat-hip hop track made with mpc.
cyber dance records are proud to present their first album release >messages from the void vol. 2<. after six years of gaining a worthy reputation for only releasing the finest material from up and coming electronic artists such as andy romano, matzo & pauli, mark du mosch, brassica, ali renault and many more they finally showcase on double-vinyl and cd a compilation that confidently re-defines the sound of the label in more exciting and varied directions at once than ever before. consisting of eleven tracks that range from electro to synth-pop and from italo to disco-funk, the album features contributions from cyber dance regulars like mark du mosch, ali renault and tommy walker 3 alongside tracks from emerging artists like bill ambrose, brassica, meschi and serious lover and also the more mysterious night system and martin aston.
a great versatile release again where the label shows their fascination for forwrad thinking challenging dance tracks without forgetting that its dancetracks... some references can be made to early british idm, detroit techno or chicago deep house...but somehow these guys have a pretty unique sound so comparing wouldnt do them justice.
four years on and greg wilson finally finds time to complete this long overdue sequel to his scene defining 2005 compilation. whilst credit to the edit volume 1, bar a couple of exceptions, focused solely on tracks originally released in the 70s and 80s, volume 2 brings things right up to date, with two thirds of the album made up of recordings from recent years, all of which have done the business for greg in todays clubs.
this lovely gent from cologne returns to italic. with credits, popnoname takes the classic approach to cologne techno, embracing the aspects of pop and techno wholeheartedly with romance and addicted to night
whitney houston >one moment in a lifetime< is a brand new documentary for 2012,which started filming only a few weeks before her tragic death. we take an exclusive look at the life of the superstar,singer & actress, with producers, djs, industry insiders and features some never heard before tribute songs!