we are living in precarious times. a senile, racist old man prone to temper tantrums has his tiny hands on the controls of the most powerful military machine the world has ever known. a handful of his (no less dangerous) international business associates and personal friends possess more collective wealth than the rest of us put together. the oceans and forests of the planet are dying slow deaths by asphyxiation, force fed 300 million tons of single use plastic garbage every year, and the temperature, both literal and rhetorical, rises the world over with each passing day.
ddms is the combination of 4 prolific producers: deadbeat, dewalta, mike shannon & the mole. previously this combination has appeared on haunt records releasing a two part series in 2013 to critical acclaim. part two of tin tinís rocket features mixes from the mole and deadbeat.
next up on craig richards tuppence imprint following convextions superb new road 7inch, comes the two slices of heavy dub pressure: babylon correction dub from esteemed canadian producer deadbeat. please note these are limited 7inch only releases. watch out for other forthcoming releases on tuppence from howie b and shaun ryder.
voodoo down returns to the compilation series that started it all: possible side effects vol.1, released in late 2012, was the first release on the brooklyn-based label and marked the inception of a concept ep series that would come to define the labels sound. featuring an a1 cut by german journeyman producer stl and rounded out by the label foundersí eclectic techno styles, pse vol. i was the perfect vehicle for the producers still working to carve out their own individual aesthetic. now with a dozen releases under their belt, the founders l estasi dell oro, nconduit and 12 x 12 have returned to their roots and this time recruited the prolific berlin-based producer deadbeat for volume three of the series. like the first two volumes, its a slightly chaotic mix of beefy dance floor tools and heady experimentation. the separate personalities shine through more than ever on this release. vdr always striving to keep things interesting.
we are very proud to welcome back one of our greatest artists and good friends scott monteith aka deadbeat. scott original comes from canada but now lives in berlin for some years. scott is mostly known for his own blkrtz label, but have been releasing on many other labels over the years. the track put on your red shoes and trance is a peak time bomb, dubby, deep, powerfull and melodic track. the b-side, just jackin around is techno bomb full of dubby chords and build-up-madness. 300 limited marbeld vinyls. when the coloured edition is sold out we only have black vinyl left.
LOST ERA EP (INCL MIKE DEHNERT RMX & DEADBEAT RMX)
12" Vinyl FR03.10.16
andre kronert is back on berg audio with two very efficient, dancefloor oriented originals. the ep entitled « lost era » also includes remixes from mike dehnert and deadbeat. cover artwork by juli jah inspired by the treptower park located in berlin..
LESSIZMORE 10 YEARS - FOREVER NEVER MORE (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK02.09.16
when trends in music can come and go in the blink of an eye, ten years is a long time to stay relevant, passionate and real on the frontline. from its roots in the parisian club scene by way of its spiritual home at fuse in brussels and so on to the globe-trotting, multi-faceted entity that it is today, lessizmore is living proof of how to do a decade right.
honoring the roots and wires of detroits 909 and 303 sounds, flavio folco blends elements of hip-hop, electro, breakbeat techno, futuristic soul and funk music committed to the edge of post-acid house styles. an audio injection into the body-mind as we wave through the polyrhythmic ensemble of molecular beats and crisscrossed percussive patterns. on remix duty deadbeat who needs no introduction, and indigo raw ís mirus.
CHANGES (KRIS WADSWORTH & DEADBEAT RMXS) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK29.09.15
tip! riding high on the success of a second release that introduced a-scott & chad to the constant sound fold, the third instalment finds burnski back in the saddle to offer up changes, getting into a more techno-oriented frame of mind without losing that warmth and playful sensibility he has made his own over the years.
deadbeat presents the second vinyl only release leading up to his forth coming album, walls and dimensions. while the first installment featured a lucious extended ambient drone piece over 2 sides, part 2 features extended dubs of 2 of the albums dance floor cuts filled to the brim with the space age dub effects, mournful melodies and rumbling bass lines deadbeat fans have come to expect.
hot on the heels of killer releases by label heads ryan crosson and shaun reeves, the latest visionquest release sees the label turn its head to deadbeat aka scott monteith. the berlin based montrealeler has been putting his own spin on house and techno for some time now, putting his stamp on esteemed labels such as cynosure, echocord and wagon repair. the jacks ep continues his fine tradition of putting out discerning fare, as he conjures up a new ep package that remixes his classic track, mecca drum track (originally released on wagon repair), from 2008. striking in its many intricate and delicate production wares, its a polished effort from the outset
deep dubby techno on this new sound architecture. the label originally founded in rotterdam and currently operated from antwerp still going strong on a irregular base with tight modern techno and house releases. this one is maybe the first thats more or less rooted in the best dub techno traditions with a modern twist, remaining those nice swampy moist synths and seductive grooves. deadbeat and hreno come together to produce a dub techno tune of mcconaugheyan proportions.
A MENTAL PROCESS EP (INCL. ION LUDWIG & DEADBEAT REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.01.15
a mental process unveils moreon & baffas fluid and organic house style for the visionquest imprint after releasing on the vision quest special edition vinyl series in 2013 they are back with two great remixes from ion ludwig & deadbeat. penzar is a bubbling broth of dubby beats while idea is a seething and intricate being, best heard loud and up close. remixes come from ion ludwig and deadbeat, both acclaimed for their refined and textured dance music style that complements this release perfectly.
following eight years running the eevonext imprint with stefan robbers, rosedale records aims to showcase hand-picked producers sharing sides with remixes by technos establishment and some of estroes new discovered talents via her own producer advice company. but theres no better way of getting down to business with a pound of no-nonsense, signalling of intent from the boss herself, a nice means of getting the ball rolling and to set future contributors on the rosedale path.
the latest instalment from last night on earth introduces harry klein artist nico lahs. nico came to us with two original peak time cuts full of melodics and emotion that were a perfect match for the lnoe sound. also featuring on the ep is a super stripped back dub techno workout from the man like deadbeat who has always impressed us highly with his musical abilities.
deadbeat. tikiman. infinity. dub. a quadrangle of such obvious statement and perfect musical inference may very well never have been uttered for those of the wholly weeded out persuasion. indeed, when the great book of dub music is written the names scott monteith and paul st hilaire will undoubtedly figure highly in its chapters devoted to recent years. monteith, the last great prodigal son of the doctrine handed down from the blue mount of lord scratch and king tubby, st hilaire the undisputed voice of a generation, those fanatical warrior monks, followers of the most holy house of ernestus and von oswald incarnate.
deadbeats dub credentials are by this point are as solid as they come, and being asked to remix 2 of the genres heaviest hitters, not once, but twice is just about the greatest complement anyone in said position could ever hope to receive.
we are very proud to welcome back one of our greatest artists and good friend scott monteith aka deadbeat. scott origal comes from canada but now lives in berlin for some years. the track mercy cage comes in two versions. the original track is stumping powerfull techno track, with the typical deadbeat feeling, dubby elements and heavy chords, perfect for the peaktime hour on the dancefloor.
pressing on yellow coloured & marbled vinyl.
TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS 1/3 (SIGHA, DEADBEAT REMIXES) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D08.10.13
to mark a decade of their live techno outfit, exercise one release a new album and series of vinyl remix eps by friends and fellow travellers from along the road. choosing 10 remixes for their 10 years of performing live and 9 tracks on the album for 9 years of releasing records.
transition lab recordings is proud to present its first release. the label start with 2 tracks from ol-047. it includes a huge remix by deadbeat (echocord, blkrtz, wagon repair) and roberto clementi (echocord, soma). ol-047 is the connection between genres and city. inside the project two souls mix their shapes, alessandro stefanio and andrea santoro come from a long and deep experience in the clubbing scene as djs and producers.
the latest installment in deadbeat s infinity dubs series sees him submerging his rhythms deep into the echo chamber, offering up 2 solid state dubs with basslines so low only the largest systems will even register their presence. enlightenment through stoic repetition is the order of the day here, and deadbeat once again proves his unrivaled skills as a master hypnotist on both cuts. dont sleep.
the two part makers series is the result of a bourbon fueled studio jam involving four prolific producers, using an array of gear ranging from a modular synth to a farfisa organ. throw in a 6 part saxophone harmony, shake, stir, record and there you have it. makers.
the new bomb on echocord colour comes from nick höppner and scott monteith aka deadbeat. this is the first ep by nick höppner on echocord colour. nick is maybe most known as being the manager of one of berlins most infamous record labels, ostgut-ton, höppner may not always receive the same lavish praise as ostgut artists like ben klock, shed and marcel dettmann, but there is an argument to be had that he is the best of the bunch. höppner only releases sporadically, but whether it is solo or alongside lee jones as mymy, his records are always remarkable. the 2 tracks for this release are both peaktime tracks. deadbeat did the remix.
perlon artist dandy jack slips the hounds with his brilliant >hamlet machine< a devastating powerful tune showing his ability of mixing styles between old school techno and avant-garde electronic music. he clearly demonstrates to us his unique approach of choosing the right sounds and the right groove at the right moment. he always opens new paths to the music ...
having hinted at upcoming collaborations on blkrtz over the last months in several interviews, deadbeat finally makes good on his promises offering an epic piece of heaviest dub business featuring the unmistakable vocoder stylings of canadian danuel tate of cobblestone jazz fame. title track lazy jane locks in a murderously tight 135 bpm steppers rhythm sure to appeal to fans of both the burial mix series and malas most head down exploits for dmz alike, with tates heaven streaking vocal elevating it to the realm of instant classic from the very first drop. the flipside s 909 dub meanwhile sends the originals synth and vocal lines deep into the echo chamber atop a reinforced version of the bass line and unrelenting 909 drum pattern to create the most classist, purified slice of big room dub techno you are likely to here all year.
having launched blkrtz to wide spread critical acclaim with his album drawn and quartered in june this year, deadbeat now enlist the aid of two fellow berlin residents who need no introduction for remix duties. working with the source material from the first quarter, scuba dons his scb guise and turns in a slow burning sci-fi techno monster sure to appeal to fans of monolake and his own early work. rife with reverb drenched sonar pings and mechanized groans in the periphery, the track lurches toward its epic crescendo like an alien infested star ship nostromo sliding slowly to its demise into the center of a black hole. bringing things back up into the light on the flip, efdemin tranforms the fourth quarter (calas house) into a chugging deep pocket house journey. riding the cusp of a rubbery bassline and molding the chords into a timeless house organ motif, the originals dubwise leanings are heard loud and clear through a cloud of crackling unintelligible vocal samples and thunderous spring reverb crashes worthy of king tubby himself. without a doubt two floor ready reinterpretations and a great sign of things to come from deadbeats new curatorial ventur
once upon a time there was a girl called matilda, she loved to sing and dance and play music. one day she was making her way through the big dark treptow wood when she came across a magic electronic harp standing in a shaft of sunlight by the lake. she sat down to play and it sounded like summer... exone boss exercise one provides a tougher extended remix that retains the deep flatness of the original, while deadbeat keeps the full harp arrangement with his own frenetic bass arrangement
in the context of electronic music, 12 years is damn near eternity, and though those who have lived it may not remember all the stops along the way, the ones who have kept on top of scott monteiths deadbeat music project will tell you he has been no slouch. through 6 critically acclaimed albums for scape and wagon repair, as well as countless singles, remixes, compilation appearances, and last years radio rothko dj mix, monteith has explored the art of dub in a staggering array of contexts, and staked his claim as one of it s strongest champions. and while the last few years have seen him concentrate on the more dance floor oriented side of things, his latest album and first release on his new blkrtz imprint sees monteith returning to his roots in the headiest and heaviest of dub business.
limited vinyl 12 inch taken from the triangulation (interpretations) cd. new allure is breathed into scubas originals. americas totem of bass faltydl takes leave from the original on deck with a low burring bassline and elegantly woven melodies drawn warmly across the whole. south londons deadboy offers an understated modern jungle remix of before with skittering hats and heavy bass that cant fail to light up floors and faces.
scott monteith aka deadbeat is back on echocord with an absolutely killer ep. after his split ep with fenin on echocord colour this year, and his earlier ep with pole (d.p.) he is now back on echocord with his vampire ep. deadbeat is one scott monteith, a long time montrealer and recent berlin ex pat who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000, for labels such as cynosure, musique risquée, scape and spectral to name but a few. this continues in the same vain. dub is the key here and it is used with such class and insight. the flip sees a more twisted track that shows a slightly more edgy side.
sometimes a track is so hot it just has to come back around again. about ten years ago brett johnson and dave barker (stucco homes) wrote some unbelievably catching house tunes, one of them being temptation and lies. so it just seemed right to give this track yet another life. deadbeat and mike shannon dive deep into a stripped down techno groover, removing the constant use of the vocals and creating a rolling techno dub version. some seriously deep bass in the production that works the subs in all the right places. ernesto ferreyra and guillaume coutu dumont aka chic miniature give you a playful melodic version on the flip. full use of the original chord progressions, combined with the guys signature marimba/latin percussion leaving you with a lush, warm summer hit. then brett dives into the track again giving you the oohs and ahhs mix. a ten minutes work out with bjs patented groove focused on the vocal harmonies in the original. the result is a warped, spaced out, long player that is sure to twist a few heads. mental just about sums it up. of course we had to include the original masterpiece for those who didnt find it the first time round. a favorite of everyone involved on the remix project i think youll agree that the temptation and lies cynosure mixes do the original some justice.