whacked out from the whisky soaked bristles of firecracker hq, the danish dondada dj sports (he of regelbau and help recordings fame) offers up a maiden lp of vast and varied sonic states. get set for solid rave aesthetics aplenty - the double packs journey trudges over a musical milieu of broke-beaten, ambient driven house and techno, melancholy junglist and dubwise downtempo. one foot in the past, one foot in the future and killing the present - a perfect and timely addition to the firecracker canon.
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.
A HIGHER PLACE (DJ FETT BURGER REMIX) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl UK09.04.18
new boat-house attire from your favourite fashionistas favourite fashionistas. recorded using 100% analog chinos, roland boat shoes, 1 bottle of old spice and an old cashmere rugger jumper slung over the shoulders. casual as f*ck m8. featuring 2 original cuts from london based new comer, sports casual, plus a super grazy dj fett burger remix on the flip. vinyl only. hitting record shops very soon.
what do we have here? well this is the sixth record from the regelbau crew - ‘club v-bee’. buying this record means you will score four cuts. the opening track is manmade deejay making his first solo appearance on the label with ‘club v-bee’. this one is already approved by the deep house community. on the inner cut of the a-side, manmade teamed up with the infamous hi mount on ‘impresionante’. flipping the record you will find ‘friends & strangers’ by dj sports making his second solo appearance on rb. hi mount round up the record with their heater ‘in the heat’ straight out of the cave in hojbjerg (r.i.p).
mike huckaby, bergqvist, dj sports, raam and lns remix ‘deep soundscapes’, takecha’s album recently released on sweden’s love potion. released in march, the album incorporates takeshi fukushima’s work between 1990 to 2013 and affirms why the producer is such a respected figure within japan’s electronic music scene. now his compositions have been remixed by some of house music’s best, featuring renditions from detroit’s mike huckaby, aniara’s henrik bergqvist, the elusive raam, firecracker and regelbau’s dj sports, as well as wania and freakout cult’s lns. mike huckaby inaugurates the release with his sultry take on ‘low sentiment’, blending deep synths with murmuring vocals to forge a proper deep house cut. bergqvist then remixes ‘rhodes deep’ creating a bouncy minimal cut incorporating the original’s scintillating melody alongside meandering percussion and twisted effects, making way into dj sports’ remix of ‘gradual atmosphere’ with its intricate breakbeat drums and dreamlike atmospherics. raam then reinvents ‘calm imagination’ taking it into subterranean territories complete with infectious keys, until lns ties it all together with her mesmerising beatless reimagining of ‘factory 141’.
georgian producer hamatsuki appeared on gasp last year with the uncertain loops cassette release, but makes his vinyl debut on this damn fine 12- for the recently minted sensu label. -remember- is a rich, undulating swirl of deep house laden with melancholic pads, while -rett- sports a sunnier tone for its own arsenal of soft, rounded synth tones. dj sports comes on board for a remix of -rett- that plays with said synths and creates springy, computer jazz melodic threads out of them. -inexplainable inner sadness- completes the set with another trip into warm, chicago-indebted house tones for the introspective dancer.
agnostic & sportsmen, 1989, ktitor, dj whipr snipr ft. amela, satoi and dos all contribute tracks to mood of the era’s six track compilation. a collection of warm, groove worn, floaters collected from seven corners of the world. some of these tracks have been marinating on the internet, some come fresh from the studio but all of them are delicious nuggets of dreamy house music.
next up is 2bc007 and this one is a special one. four friends were asked to remix the hoop dreams ep and this is the result 5 hot tracks from aarhus, denmark. keep an eye on these guys, shouts to central, manmade deejay, dj sports, ph1 & palta!
the new release from help presents works from various help-releated artists. another release from the arhus-imprint that doesn’t directly state club-proof, but still, this one wouldn t mind having a spin or two by your local dance pusher.the opening track is by central, a ripe house tune with both melodies and good-vibes - probably the closest this young man has come to making an anthem. next up is the four piece group maizena with an ambiguous rhythmical ambient-house jam from the area of denmark with the least rainfall. on the b-side you’ll find a raw and to the point recording of dj sports and c.k joining ph 1 in his throwback techno-studio in the suburbs of arhus. next up is the long awaited debut from manmade deejay, who has been cooking a floating rhythm jam for this 5 course meal of modern danish cuisine. last but not least amsterdam-based kaap joined central on a fine day at rubber studios to create this dreamy and galloping ride. all in all this genuine piece of wax is filled with local devotion and love from the help-crew. thanks for the support!
a 12 stuffed to the brim with music by c.k & timeman, dj sports, optic & maizena!!! rhythmical ambient house music á la izquierda! on a1 timeman (central) and c.k (of 2 bit crew) pick up the thread of rb02 and can be enjoyed in uninterrupted continous play for a full 22 minute listening experience. a2 is a floating groovy ambient’ish jam by the other half of 2 bit crew, optic. rb’s youngboy dj sports delivers a slowmotion jungle track for a lightweight dancefloor moment on the flipside. b2 is an extended version of the monotonus soft-house-beauty tiny music by the group maizena.