the first precursor to dj hiddens directive album comes in the shape of three very different sounding tracks. contrasting one another in sound and speed, they showcase the diversity of the album in unique ways. crossbreed, glitchhop and drum & bass all are represented through. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
VIRUS / EVIL HAS NO BOUNDARIESN (DJ HIDDEN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK22.08.13
hidfr000 is a unique joint release by hidden tracks and freak recordings. for this special edition, dj hidden remixed two tracks by freak recordings artists dylan and cativo. doubled kicks and doubled snares make the virus remix an ultra violent, relentlessly dark rendition of dylans original and it has a breakdown bruce dickinson would approve of. the remix of evil has no boundaries has been destroying continents for some time now but never appeared on vinyl or anywhere for that matter. both tracks are now ready to fill record crates and hard drive space. just be careful of what you put near it - these remixes do bite.
up next on union recordings we present the final in the legendary hybrid series.a huge release from dj hidden and the outside agency who continue to set high levels in production for drumandbass and hardcore. the hybrid series goes out in style.side a shows dj hiddens talents moving to the next level and displays how to balance melodic synths, funky drums, dark elements and a hypnotic baseline in a tune called.
the second release on hidden tracks by dj hidden continues to stretch boundaries and explore pathways of what might not even really be drum & bass. drastic, the first track on this release, is as much a statement to that fact as it is an entire dj set condensed to just a little over 6 minutes. it takes you from classic ambient sounds to modern high-tech dubstep to intensely energetic drum & bass, and just when think it couldnt really get any more diverse it effortlessly goes into 200 bpm crossbreed overdrive. dying star on the flip actually manages to find and touch ground that drastic left untouched: beautiful arps combined with aggressive dubstep basslines and hard as nails kicks and snaredrums from the master. not to be missed.
YOURE NOT REAL / BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT (CLEAR GREEN VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK26.09.11
the first release on hidden tracks features two hard-hitting dance floor tracks entitled >you re not real< and >breathe in breathe out<. both tracks have been destroying dance floors all over europe with their ripping snares, haunting leads and pounding kicks. this is crossbreed that will crack your skull and penetrate your brain. it will make you seriously wonder what was in the tea you just drank.
when you say eye-d & hidden you can only think of 3 things.. devastating kicks, ear shattering snares and chest rattling subs. these 2 pioneers of the hard styled dnb have been at it for more than 10 years already releasing together, separate or under their alias the outside agency on countless labels already. but now finally their very first album entitled >peer to peer pressure< sees the light of day, released as 4x10 inch downloadcode.
tantrum, fall outs new ugly-sister label, launches with a track from one of the biggest names in hard dnb and a major inspiration to the creation of the label.
we proudly bring you the anthemic dj hidden track >the outsider looking in<. since being played as the intro to his barcode filthcast mix fans have been eager to own this track and finally they can on 12inch vinyl and digital download.
on the flip, czech producers morebeat come with a track that may surprise some fans of their neuro sound. existence has hard as nails drums and edits but still maintains some of the funk that is always present in a morebeat production.
silent killer returns following the success last years >everyone bleeds<, and this time hes brought co-producer breaker along and a star studded list of collaborators on >amongst villains<. everyone who is currently making waves in the world of hard drum n bass makes a contribution, yet the album is surprisingly diverse, melodic, and memorable.
the killing sheep crew returns with another outing for dj hidden, not for the faint hearted, fans of the dylan sound will be feeling this one. both tracks are on a dark and moody vibe with suspense building intros. prayers end is a hard and choppy amen roll out with classical samples adding to the sinister vibes while past the flesh is a gabba infused monster!
when you say eye-d & hidden you can only think of 3 things devastating kicks, ear shattering snares and chest rattling subs. these 2 pioneers of the hard styled dnb have been at it for more than 10 years already releasing together, separate or under their alias the outside agency on countless labels already.but now finally their very first album entitled peer to peer pressure sees the light of day. the opening track ascender sets the tone perfectly, it lifts you up only to let you plummetto your death and scream for your life when battlefield kicks in. the menacing drop and drum patterns will destroy anything that comes in his path without remorse so brace yourself for impact.
cooper saver has been busy of late, prepping eps for a host of labels including permanent vacation, internasjional, esp institute and hivern discs - all of which are set to drop in the coming couple of months. were happy to welcome him on biologic records with two stunning remixes from khidja and abstraxion.
TOTAL BREAKDOWN: HIDDEN TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE MPC ERA, 1992-1996 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK18.09.12
the release highlights shadows earliest productions on the akai mpc and contains previously unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996. included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 ep planned with the gift of gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become >six days<.
WOLKENREISE (DJ QU, JOHN TEJADA, RENE BREITBARTH RMXS)
12" Vinyl US16.03.11
wolkenreise finds the duo moving away from the dark, peak hour techno to a gentler sound that flirts with emotive deep house for something classy and inspired. the track offers here is built on a raw, unhurried kick. all important contrast comes from the dry, echoing claps (which cut gorgeously through the bass clouds like, well, thunder) at unexpected intervals, a distant, longing and muted organ line (i think) and some heavy hearted synths. it’s melancholic but optimistic, and has a certain classiness to it which i really dig.” -teshno, january 2011. these are just some of the words that have many saying wolkenreise is the single of year so far with massive global support from all over the world including seth troxler, laurent garnier, craig richards and alexi delano to name a few. glistening and glowing remixes are created by the brilliant minds of john tejada, dj qu and rene breitbarth to offer up a vinyl that is timeless
the 2 finest exports hungary has to offer are joining for forces for this intermission release on subway. dj madd comes correct with the epic arpz3000 a rough detroit like stepper in the signature dj madd vibe. play support: emalkay, youngsta, antiserum, noah d, matt-u, dj madd, the others and shitloads more.
if you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. richard m. nixon not many ? if any - musical biographies open with quotations from richard m. nixon. but dj vadim, a.k.a. the john coltrane of hip hop, aint exactly your average round the way producer. needless to say, though producer/dj?s these days are a dime a dozen, a veteran like vadim is not the kind o? cat to release 12 tracks of the latest invogue soul loop. in fact his new album, u cant lurn imaginashun is one of the sickest joints on the block, continuing - and embellishing ? the producers inventive journey into the realm of sound. anyone that knows anything about vadim knows to expect the unexpected, and ucli has surprises - and dopeness - in abundance. on u cant lurn imaginashun vadim hits every note and every colour, not just the black and white ones. like all vadim projects, the songs here are fresh, funky and fun. there are reggae rubs that could sit next to desmond decker, neo soul and conscious rap jams that recall q tip or jill scott, experimental gems akin to the work of flying lotus or j dilla. mostly though its the sound of music being embraced and loved, and of a reinspired life being lived.
produced by developer and upcoming dutch techno artist dj surgeles who has recently released on label up in the sky by legendary jeff mills. the mercurian particle is a well balanced techno ep pushing that quality sound of techno modularz continues to present release after release. its dark, hypnotic driving and deep all all the same time. this is a real banger tip!
what’s on help008? mainly music from the arhus-boy dj sports. it’s sort of a debut, but sports has released a bunch of tracks on regelbau and help over the past years, solo + with his groups maizena, sportscentral and lester. this young sensible producer initiates the release with the breaky hidden spheres that has a cool piano. next another leftwing original from sports. this one, with it’s flute, breakbeat, confident synth chords and beautiful minor nature is a favourite of mr. sports parents. this one is our favorite, his parents. if we haven’t lost you so far, the flipside contains a timeman dance version with more danceability, hook and playing time than the original version of the bridge that was released on the tape sportscentral. last but not least you get an alternative version of that get-in-touch-with-your-inner-passion/synthesizer-melody-rythmical-ambient-track mindless turns, that also originally appeared on the aforementioned tape. we hope you ll like our new record, that, if on repeat, might provide you hours and hours of by-yourself enjoyment.
hören wird wieder groß geschrieben und nicht nur weil es am anfang steht. dj koze, der sympathische junge mann mit der großen nase, eröffnet auf diesem album unter seinem lieblings alter ego neue räume, dreht die heizung auf und verwebt musik und sprache so liebevoll ineinander, dass es einem ganz warm ums herz wird. hier haben die hörer wohl zuviel zeit, sonst könnten sie ja nicht schon nachmittags musikhören und die bäume strahlen stress aus, sagt steffex twin.
jan jelinek schickt >my grandmotha< abstrakt-akrobatisch durch den laptop- sound-irrgarten & matthew dear aka audion zerlegt das stück >raw< und setzt es rythmisch neu zusammen. klickernd, swingend und auch ein bisschen klöppelnd
introducing the fifth release on southern lights, dedicated to releasing hypnotic techno and electronic sounds. alpi is the production duo of gabriel pivaro and daniele alessi. together they present the ‘cerulean flow’ ep, a journey into introspective techno and resonant soundscapes. the a-side features ‘end of matter’, exploring more contemplative structures while the ground loop remix provides both a dark and buoyant interpretation of the original. on the b-side, ‘hidden river’ is opaque, dynamic techno, complete with heavy kicks and calculated pads. ‘chant’ is an ambient passage that completes the introspective journey of the cerulean flow ep.
in celebration of the 10th anniversary of “force fed” we have teamed up with fat beats to release this limited edition colored vinyl. “the debut album from ide the shanty one, “force fed” is a verbal maelstrom whipping through the placid seas of 21st century underground hip-hop with thunderous beats and lightning-strike lyrics. ide displays his furious command of the mic over 23 dark and storming beats, his imaginative and visceral word-warping and unrelenting flow striking listeners with gut-punch directness.
for its first vinyl album cosmic bridge celebrates the diversity and strength of its international roster with a selection of 12 tracks from the celebrated cosmology digital compilation series, which earned a dj mag compilation of the year shortlist in 2014.
2016 deluxe 2lpgatefold edition+cd originally released in 2008 welcome to mali is the fi fth studio album by mali musicians amadou & mariam, available again in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition. 2lp gatefold vinyl, including cd, includes sabali (feat. damon albarn)
13 banging tracks by almost all of the prspct recordings artists. as most of you know i usually write down a bunch of cool words and sentences to promote the releases but in the case of this huge album release i think the tracklist alone should be enough to grab your attention
the wait is over ... the bomb has dropped! since grant dropped the classic mix at this years southport weekender back in may the phones havent stopped ringing for this one! if it wasn’t huge enough the last time out, the brand new remixes courtesy of none other than code reds own dj spen, delecto recordings christian alvarez & solar sounds honcho rob hayes have taken the track onto a whole new level – the classic is back, so hold on tight!
the compilation reflects simon greens penchant for both expansive combinations of mixed musical elements and intricate structures. he uses the multi-instrumental arrangements of his own work as the basic structure on which to build a narrative across house, techno, electronica and breakbeat. (fabric london)
cd powder is an alchemist of time. her ceremonious dj sets invite listeners and dancers to extend their imaginations to abstracted spaces, while allowing the body to vessel the voyage in free, flowing style. playful, thoughtful, and natural without knowing, powder’s crates encourage abandonment of arbitrary boundaries and expectations surrounding genre, movement, schedule, and societal convention to revel, spirited and harmonious, in the passage of time. momoko goto relocated from her hometown of nagasaki, japan to tokyo in 2011. this is where the story of powder, as the international dance music community knows her, begins. with the change in location came a change in lifestyle, where a balance of 9-to-5 office life and sacred, nocturnal recording sessions invited moko to reflect on musics unique ability to stop the clock and expand or shrink our sense of time.
deluxe 2 cd digipack! silver hotfoil outer and embossed print! to this day, sven väth represents the electronic music scene like no other dj. in the nineties he was mentor and shaman, operating from frankfurt/ germany introducing us to the world of electronic music. after this crazy, extroverted years väth created the cocoon family as a global platform for his and his colleagues activities. väth has always been for the scene baba, which means dad in hessian dialect. today he is the baba for a new generation of djs: music is not about strategizing new release information your niche potential. it does not matter if a tune is approved by the opinion makers. it’s about what you feel personally and what you can create with the music in your work as a dj. to this day, väth manages to play tracks that you wouldnt expect and puts them in a context you would not expect either. like no one else he succeeds in arranging the entire electronic music cosmos
das new yorker dj/produzenten-duo soul clap vermag es, hip hop, funk, soul und disco-elemente in einen modernen house-sound einzubetten und entsprechend futuristisch und visionär, aber gleichzeitig funky as hell, klingt ihr neuer fabric-mix. der spirit des house wird transportiert durch soul-sounds von ancient deep, ken gill und daev martian über afro-styles von den sol power all-stars und maajo bis zu klassischen vertretern wie barbara tucker, indian ocean und storm & herman.