rod modell returns as deepchord for his first solo release on astral industries since inaugurating the label with his sought-after ‘lanterns’ ep. consisting of two stunning long-form pieces split on one side each, immersions¿ captures the emotive, halcyon sound that rod has long become synonymous with. opening with glistening ambient textures, ‘immersion i’ grows into an 18-minute piece of deep rolling dub techno. on the other side ‘immersion ii’ paints pristine soundscapes of soft, lapping waves, underpinned by submerged pulsations that rise to the surface to continue its deep space explorations. two highly refined and inspiring tracks that sit on the apogee of this sound.
as mosaic reaches release number 40, steve o sullivan dives into another studio collaboration with his new label mate and expert hand, mike schommer - bringing in the talents of rod modell on remix duties. etching two slices of dub heavy grooves that cover either side of the techno and house spectrum, their first effort emphasises the former on title track -submerged- (b1). it doesn t pull any punches - precision moulded bass takes centre stage around evolving synths and classic delay action. their 2nd -depth charge dub- (b2) leans more towards the latter as the duo focus on the combination of a rolling sub, laidback percussion and subtle stabs that cycle gently around. the cherry on top comes in the form of rod modell s -deepchord s negative-space exploration version- as he takes a 9 min trip to the hinterland of his sonic imagination, elegantly finding new layers and spatial effects. call it what you will, dubbed out house with a splash of techno or dubbed out techno with a splash of house - this is heavyweight material.
fluxion & deepchord present: transformations, will appear on fluxion s vibrant music label. accumulate is the first ep in a series of releases from the projects duo. electronic techno music that shift shapes and maneuvers in uncharted sonic territories, by two known figures in the electronic music scene.
yet more blissful listening comes your way courtesy of the impeccably talented deepchord. as we prepare for the release auratones, the detroit native’s 5th lp for soma, rod delivers the calming northern shores ep.
epic aural formations are always at the forefront of deepchord productions, every minute detail is constructed perfectly as each track gives off subtle nuances that nod to each aspect of modell s sound designer skills. the crystalline sonic formations in cirriforms blend together effortlessly allowing you to drift beyond while the ethereal pads of sky maps guide you through each unending swathe of reverb, each track bonded by subtle rhythms. crystal horizons sees modell delve even deeper, working more with percussive elements as his quintessential synth work seems to sit just beyond perspective, gliding in gently to remind you of an ever reaching presence. sand and shore has deepchord near strip the track of any clear rhythmic structure, with only faint sub bass allowing his uniquely processed field recordings and tranquil yet fluctuating synths to enhance the flow of the track.
a producer like no other, deepchord creates new sonic realms with each release.
a foray into deep, organic, cinematic dance music. subterranean bass, intercepted alien transmissions, and stripped down dance-beats meld with sheets of sounds that roll over the listener like waves lapping up on the shore. shimmering, watery, brain hemisphere synchronization tones caress and melt stress away. dance floor friendly tracks that work equally well in one’s private listening space. immersive music with a distinctive aquatic quality. inspired by detroit & berlin’s dance genres, but tempered by more ambience / atmosphere than one would expect from those genres. music without harshness or rough edges. fuzzy, out-of-focus, soft-sounds that slip in and out of the listener’s consciousness. uniquely melds current dance rhythms with lushness and spirituality. synesthetic sounds that trigger sensory experiences in cognitive pathways other than hearing smells of perfumes, thoughts of colours, and altered perception of time and space. psychoacoustic, cerebral, electronic listening music for those wanting a different experience than the current harsher, darker dance trends are offering. responsibly made gentle music designed from the ground-up to have a positive effect on the nervous system and leave the listener invigorated and recharged. chi-building sonic balm. timeless, exotic dance tracks for a new school of electronic music enthusiasts who are searching for beautiful sounds, crafted with a higher purpose in mind.
the incomparable deepchord is back on soma and drops the first single from forthcoming album, auratones due in october. as is expected from the detroit based sound designer, the campfire ep is everything we have come to know and admire about his productions, from the spaced out, ambient sound fields to classic dub techno.
2017 repress on black vinyl incoming!
straight off the back of 20 electrostatic soundfields deepchord delivers yet again with the double a-side prana/tantra. deepchord leaves the ambient/beatless works of his latest album behind and gets brings his signature deep and dubby sound to these tracks
2017 repress incoming!
the ever-reliant deepchord kicks off 2014 in his usual stylish way with two deep uts in the luxury ep. after last years jaunt into the ambient with 20 electrostatic soundfields, rod model return to the world of slick beats and even dreamier synths and atmospheres.
COLOURS OF TIME RE-INTERPRETED BY WOLFGANG VOIGT & DEEPCHORD
12" Vinyl UK29.07.16
peter michael hamel emerged from the 70s krautrock scene dreaming of “the blue flower growing between the milestones on the road to a future world-music”. a truly visionary artist who worked and studied with john cage, morton feldman and terry riley, his 1980 colours of time lp - an epic, sprawling, 22-minute saga - was hailed by the guardian’s rob fitzpatrick as “an absolute masterpiece of skull-bursting, synth-led ambient minimalism”. thirty six years on, astral industries reinterpret hamel s original vision with remixes from two contemporary heavyweights - wolfgang voigt and rod modell (aka deepchord). each expansive interpretation invites you to step outside of reality and into an alternative imagination of hamel s future world, spiralling into the colours and slowly out of time itself. original artwork by theo ellsworth and a massive thanks to peter michael hamel & eckart rahn.
we are really proud and honored to present espectrum, a year-long effort to put together a compilation of the best dub techno. the idea was simple, but ambitious: ask some of our favorite artists for one track to epitomize dub techno—the style of music we’ve loved and continued to develop since our birth as producers and a label. with a very precise idea of what we wanted to collect, the compilation was carefully built with hypnotic, obscure, dense, and magical sounds with an eternal hook. these are the kind of tracks that will never lose their appeal, because they go above and beyond labels, styles, and trends, resisting the passage of time. after the first tracks starting coming in, the idea grew more and more special, and the concept even stronger. we knew we were onto something really big. and, finally, here it is.
atmospheric vol 2 is the second single to be taken from deepchords latest full length but sees him stray from the album tracks, bringing 3 exclusive pieces to the vinyl, keeping in the same musical vein as ultraviolet music.
the ever enigmatic deepchord makes a most welcome return to soma with this, the first single to be taken from this latest full length, ultraviolet music. three beautiful slices have been cut from the album to form this truly outstanding single and shows deepchord return to a straight up mix of heady, cerebral dub techno infused with more solid rhythms.
undercover speaks to sounds affect on emotions. like waves in the ocean, each unique track comes from the same source. from the strongest and most powerful waves of a storm to the quiet and gentle tides, this is forty-seven minutes of pure pleasure.the feeling of this release is abyssal, dark and very organic, and it takes you on a very special underwater journey aboard vernes nautilus.
limited edition, 1 sided release with the lost d side of deepchords now classic * electro magnetic dowsing* originaly appeared as 3 different 12 inch singles (side a, b, c) on mike huckaby s revered s y n t h imprint out of detroit. played by ricardo villalobos, richie hawtin, omar s to laurent garnier. an absolute must for the heads!
strictly limited pressing
soma mainstay deepchord returns with part 2 of the luxury series. this double a release feature deepchords signature atmosphere rich tones and lush environments and also mark a slight upturn in terms of pressing on a more techno vibe.
lanterns - an epic journey through an evolving sonic landscape propelled by the churning momentum of reverb-soaked percussion. red lantern is an ode to the eerie red glow that once beckoned sailors to the port of amsterdam - on one side, the gentle thud of a bass drum rolls beneath haunting yet uplifting pads whilst on the reverse, bubbling bass underpins echoes of a shoreline that shifts in and out of focus. blue lantern merges dub techno and ambient experimentation, showcasing modells impressive talents in sound design and the diverse influences that span his 25-year career as a musician
prior to the release of deepchords 3rd full length on soma, we are pleased to deliver yet another exclusive, limited edition picture disc in the form of 3 track ambient piece, de wallen. this specially crafted ep is strictly limited to one vinyl only run and features photography by rod modell himself.
a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of deepchord. the long out of print deepchord catalog has since been remastered and will finally be available again on this gorgeous triple lp set. its been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, dat and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of detroits revered nsc studio
first new album from the echospace duo since the critically acclaimed >liumin< double album on manchesters beloved modern love imprint. the sonic structure of this album was the basis for what later became >liumin< released on modern love but this exploration is something all together different, left untreated and unprocessed from its original 1/2 inch tape to preserve the natural organic state of the recording.
released as a triple lp set with custom printed, matte finished over sized lp sleeves, black retro inserts all housed in a resealable poly sleeve. pressed on 160 gram, splattered mixed color vinyl. contains the audio cd housed in a gloss finished card stock sleeve. limited edition of 500 copies.
echospace are proud to announce the third ep from the forthcoming cv313 album, >dimensional space<. this release marks the first remix from one of the uks most revered talents -- king midas sound (the bug) who manages to take the original in a direction one would never expect, creeping and trembling right at the very core of your very being. this is truly the midst of something beautiful, its haunting, infectious and has no restrictions to gravity, this is truly something to float in. next we have a heady subliminal interpretive from seattles, rafael anton irisarri as the sight below (ghostly) there is a reason why his sound has even turned the head of radiohead front man thom yorke and if i had to guess i would say its rafaels emotional range, he tugs right at the heart strings. this mix is as narcotic as you would expect, a slow motion dream where in every twist and turn a new detail unfolds, its like visiting an unexplored world -- subtle and hypnotic. on the b side (our first sound snippet) we have a more 4/4 number culled from deepchord presents: echospace (modern love) live set from this past year. this one has been tried and tested at countless shows and club floors around the world. its all about that syncopated bassline, a subterranean bottom and an atmosphere as deep as the ocean floor -- this is underwater space funk.
VIBRATIONAL STUDIES (IN ECHOSPACE) / SYMBOLISM IN TRANSITION
12" Vinyl UK14.06.10
>vibrational studies (in echospace)< is an alternate version of album opener >in echospace< and revolves around a relentless cycle of washed-out analogue loops layered around submerged field recordings and electric currents that somehow propel the track while at the same time immersing it in one of the headiest mixes hitchell and modell have ever recorded. >symbolism in transition< finds modell deploying a deep and padded configuration with a sort of late night shuffle so beloved of move d, all squashed house vibes, sparkling melodic currents and bursts of barely- there white noise û its a gentle, beautiful thing.
to commemorate our 10 year anniversary celebration, this new release comes in the form of our beloved deepchord presents echospace project. the set was recorded live at ghost in the sound on 05/26/2013 a few miles away from hart plaza. an official movement after party curated by the detroit paranormal society in association with echospace, and now re-mastered by rod modell. from the second the bass dropped, it stole the breath from the room! this duo started off as barely more than a rumor supported mostly by the continous scarcity of their records. the duo comprised of detroits rod modell and steven hitchell have spent nearly two decades producing low-key electronic music both bordering on the verge of myth. theyre considered by many the most noted producers operating in the dub-infused aftermath of the basic channel axis and all its myriad offshoots. once their critically-acclaimed the coldest season emerged on one the uk based modern love imprint, the curtain was unveiled and the sound of echospace was born. they ve often been coined the true heirs to the basic channel legacy but their work finds a home somewhere on the outskirts of the galaxy, where detroit soul ties to jamaican roots played through a tunnel in deep space. this evocative, immersive sound that is echospace was born out of a love and passion for analog circuitry, sound design, field recordings and non-conventional methods of recording. but its also work thats quintessentially building upon the detroit electronic scene where it was born, and that divine marriage of roots and vision make the work at once so highly considered, so pertinent and so timeless. this is the first new album from the echospace duo since the critically-acclaimed silent world (ost) 3lp/cd set dropped 5 years ago, it features live renditions of some of their classics as well as unreleased material. expect gorgeous plumes of sound deeper than the ocean floor, a rich analog tapestry made and performed in the heart of detroit, techno city!
mit seinem fünften album auratones wendet sich der detroiter dub-techno-produzent deepchord wieder dem technoiden sound zu und liefert 12 erstklassige neue tracks, deep, organisch und cineastisch, auf denen unterirdische bässe, abgefangene alien mitteilungen und verkürzte beats den hörer wie sanfte wellen am strand überrollen. auratones wurde im sommer 2016 in barcelona aufgenommen und anfang 2017 in port huron, michigan abgemischt und finalisiert.
der dub-techno-master deepchord kehrt mit seinem vierten album auf soma zu seinen atmosphärischen wurzeln zurück und präsentiert ein halluzinogenes amalgam aus tief-emotionalen strukturen, die um 4/4 kicks und sub-bässe herumschwimmen und den hörer in warme sounddecken einwickeln. mulitdimensionale klänge, inspiriert von 1980er experimental, 1990er ambient, detroit techno, deep house und der berliner schule. state-of-the-art in sachen low-tech-electronica.
WILL I DREAM DURING THE PROCESS / DEEPCHORD REDESIGNS (CD, JAPAN EDITION)
ltd japan edition - europe exclusive at decks.de! special cd album alert! subwax bcn is very proud to present a unique collaboration between two of the worlds finest dub techno/ambient masters >yagya< and >deepchord<. limited to 250 copies
fernab gängiger dancefloor-sounds legt produzent und labelbetreiber deepchord aus detroit mit 20 electrostatic soundfields ein electro-acoustisches listening-album mit 20 aufnahmen vor, die im zeitraum zwischen 2008-2012 als soundtrack für videoclips und installationen entstanden sind, und zusammengeführt wie ein david lynch-soundtrack wirken.
SILENT WORLD (CD) (OFFICIAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
ltd to 300 copies ww... first new album from the echospace duo since the critically acclaimed >liumin< double album on manchesters beloved modern love imprint. the sonic structure of this album was the basis for what later became >liumin< released on modern love but this exploration is something all together different, left untreated and unprocessed from its original 1/2 inch tape to preserve the natural organic state of the recording.
neues album von deepchord, mitbegründer des gleichnamigen detroiter techno-labels aus der mitte der 90er jahre (das als zweite welle des basic channel-sounds gefeiert wurde) und später mitglied bei echospace, liefert für soma ein erstklassiges und deepes dub-techno-album ab, das exakt so gut ist, wie die vorgängerprojekte es versprechen, beeinflusst von und entstanden während eines trips durch amsterdam.
long awaited cd release of the world famous vantage isle album from deepchord, one of the titles that helped ignite the reinsurgence of the dub techno genre. one of the true classics in the genre. features remixes from convextion, echospace, cv313 and more
remixes from alexi delano+fredy grogan! on the latest release from make mistakes, roy england and friends take us on a ride into the beautiful, soulful depths. from uplifting love jams, to the chunkiest house funk, as always, the gang has you covered. roy england’s original mix soars through the night skies. pitter-patters, emotive pads, and a driving groove bring us the softer side of our little boogie baron. perfect for the euphoric abandon of a sweat soaked dance floor. alexi delano, a man who needs no introduction, kicks things up a notch, taking the original and giving it a restructured, pumping groove. a dubby line runs through, with echoing pads, a pulsing bass, and fluttering keys and synths. a beautiful dance floor meditation, with plenty of junk in the trunk. fredy grogan takes a hard left, and steps confidently into a psychedelic, tribal funk. teasing new vibes out of the original material, grogan transforms beauty in rhythm into a classic house groove, before settling us in to a hypnotic groove. make mistakes keeps on keepin on. thats all we know.
CIRQUE DU FREQUE (INCL DEEP CHORD & LOST LAKE RMX)
12" Vinyl US16.05.18
get in the car, we re goin to the cirque du freque, starring normal ones, deepchord, and lost lake. a journey from the murky depths to the boogie caves, from your pals at make mistakes. on the a side, deepchord crafts a driving, shifting, wall of noise. melodic stabs and resonant fuzz coat a pulsing beat and bass. hypnotic and divine, deepchord s take on the original is a potent, psychedelic tool for the late night warehouse dance floor. the original shines bright, a playful groove with an undercurrent of menace. with that sweet, sweet growling bass, and tip-a-tap percs, skittering all about, cirque du freque brings the dirty heat. cirque du freque carries an old school vibe, with modern sensibilities, a memorable jam for sweaty frantic, nights. every time the label features lost lake, he delivers an original, compelling dance floor jam, while retaining a warm, familial vibe. you ll know it when you hear it, as lost lake s pure electro funk works its way through your soul. one of those tracks you drop down into to relieve some pressure in the room, a deep sigh of release in preparation for the next round. as always, make mistakes brings high quality and varied content to the table. cirque du freque is another versatile, high quality record, that any dj can stick in their crate knowing it ll find a way to fill a special moment in any nigh
since it’s inception in 1991 on the streets of glasgow, soma records has stood for uncompromising quality of the highest level in every area it operates. stuart mcmillan & orde meikle formed slam during the acid house explosion in the late 80’s and then together with friends glenn gibbons & dave clarke they forged one of electronic music’s most widely known and well respected labels. with mcmillan & meikle as the figureheads with their slam project and influenced by the early detroit techno scene, soma quickly began to develop it’s own sound and with their eyes firmly fixed on a vision of the future, the team began the quest to instill their unquenchable thirst for electronic music into the world around them. soma quickly became an international brand as slam’s anthemic “positive education” brought about an electronic renaissance that saw the group thrust into the limelight and green lit the furious rise of the label.
limited edition 5x12 inch box set with illustrated vinyl sleeves, poster and stickers.
brainbox shows the open-minded and versatile character of the belgian de:tuned label and explores the more cerebral output within the full spectrum of electronic music.
the album compilation features 25 tracks of both new and previously unreleased material, offering a widely eclectic mix of ambient, techno, idm, broken beat and drum & bass from a range of well-respected and established artists who ve pushed the musical envelope and have inspired a whole generation of music enthusiasts. the tracks have been mastered by matt colton at alchemy mastering to ensure the highest playback quality.
in addition to the music, de:tuned has worked with designer kevin foakes from openmind (aka strictly kev, dj food from ninja tune) who has translated the diverse musical theme of the album into stunning graphic artwork.
brainbox will be available as a limited edition (300 copies worldwide) numbered box set consisting of 6 heavy weight 180 gr records housed in individually printed inner sleeves. the vinyl box includes a download card and sticker.
de:tuned would like to thank all the artists for their contributions and support. stay tuned!
the first twelve-inch of the year from e c h o s p a c e features epic reworks of cv313 s now classic, -seconds to forever- released back in 2010. the first track is a killer dubbed out reversion by intrusion, for the dancefloor or the sofa, this is spaced out sonic submersion of the highest order. there s also 2 beautiful remixes from the brilliant rod modell (deepchord), those touched by his recent output on soma will have a lot to love here. gorgeous plumes of sound all lovely mastered and mixed down from 1/4- analog tape, cut and remastered by bazza (abbey road studios) at alchemy, london. sublime and beyond deep, another exquisite excursion transmitting from the other side of the galaxy. pressed onto 160 gram crystal clear wax
here comes the broadwalk tales remix ep. after the very succesfull broadwalk tales ep and album by fluxion, we now release a remix ep. joey anderson did a remix of the track you dont know and rod modell aka deepchord did 2 versions of the track for you. its the first time joey anderson appears on echocord, and since we are a very big fan of his music this a big thing for us. the remix is a beautifull driving track full of energy, melodies, and power, perfect for the dancefloor, and a typical joey anderson treatment. rod modell aka deepchord did eps and remixes on echocord before, and we always likes what he do. 2 deep floating, almost underwater kind of heavy tracks, beautifull and raw, at the same time.