kid dramas sound is one thats taken giant strides in the last couple of years, first showcased in his metalheadz debut which came in the form of last years trife ep. building upon that is the addition of the enforcer ep set for release this september and consisting of 4 chunky slabs of hard-hitting drum and bass interlaced with beautiful pads and soundscapes, a combination very few successfully execute.
lisbon’s paraí,so is back, bringing us their first artist ep - and it couldn’t come from a realer luminary of the portuguese underground. dj senior vasquez, mostly known as photonz, has been doing the rounds for over a decade, continually championing the early sound of lisbon rave while helping craft some heavily innovative dancefloor ammunition.
first reissue of this essential lp by italian pioneer and ennio morricone cohort, alessandro alessandroni. originaly released on munich based experimental, progressive library label coloursound. alessandroni at his best: very refined italian cinematic sound, tense 12 strings guitar themes, synth sequences, beautiful sound of chamber classical music mixed with psych choir. you can feel alessandronis magical touch for melodies and arrangements on nearly each song and at the same time, some françois de roubaix reminiscence on themes like dramatic and sad farewell. no doubt each track of this underrated masterpiece could have been a classic soundtrack theme.
introducing a new label, with a direction, we proudly present dispatch blueprints, returning for the second release with kid drama and the one and only skeptical.
bringing the deeper sound to the forefront, it made natural sense to welcome back label stalwart skeptical, whose sub centered sound has remained an inspiration since his dispatch debut in 2010 and subsequent output on labels like exit, r&s and soul:r.
when combined with the eclecticism of kid drama, it makes for a stunning fusion, developing the blueprints foundation and delving further into the lower frequencies.
setting the path for our new imprint in the best way, with some of our very favourite artists, we are proud to showcase both skeptical & kid drama on dispatch blueprints.
introducing a new label, with a direction, we proudly present dispatch blueprints, with the debut release coming from one of our favourite artists, kid drama.
taking a deeper, more old skool inspired route, blueprints sets itself apart from the other dispatch labels, with a stronger emphasis on organic progression and building the vibe from scratch, savouring all the intricacies and adjustments along the way.
we’ve always been lovers of the roots / heritage sound that so many artists and labels have inspired us with until today so we’re feeling privileged in being able to showcase this sound via our new imprint.
reaching out to the discerning listeners, with an ethos all too often lost in the impatient modern day, kid drama pays his due respects, opening dispatch blueprints in the best possible way, with two classic tracks with all the emotion of the late 90s.
spoiled drama reemerges exhibiting their darker side on -this is our mission-, their debut on the label embodiment of berlin s fleisch collective. the five track ep exhibits a unique range and dexterity, blurring lines between the realms of techno, ebm, acid and electro with a touch of maladjusted pop and post-punk. from the anxious beat and shimmering tones of -another death experience- to the ritualistic war drums and heavily distorted vocals of -kisses are out of fashion-, expect to feel dizzied, unnerved, yet beckoned to move. the eponymous track closes out the ep in an undeniably drexciyan fashion, low-pitched vocals emerging from watery depths in lush sweeping pads and dissonant melodies. a mission accomplished with style.
man of the moment corey baker, better known as pattern drama, is slated to release a 12 inch record on boston-based cenote records later this year. the wait for me ep feautres the namesake track backed by vocals from the incorrigible aquarius heaven and hezza fezza, and a second original track, a collaboration with the duo of johnny cruz and silky, aka dis-cern. sitting on the flip is a monstrous remix from francesca lombardo (crosstown rebels)
kid drama’s debut metalheadz release is one that is set to shake up this 4-year-old alias as he heads in a direction that’s slightly more focussed on the dancefloor, whilst managing to subtly retain some of the elements that have seen him become so loved in the deeper and more experimental side of drum and bass. the ‘trife ep’ proves how much of a talent kid drama is, from the savage bassline in ‘brutal d’ to the late 90s techstep vibes of ‘articulation’ all the way to ‘payback’, which is a track that could have easily come out under his and boddika’s instra:mental moniker. this is an extremely well-rounded project and one we’re delighted to be releasing on metalheadz.
a year after his last outing on the label, metamethod is back with a second ep for nightime drama. the man born simon haynes is a veteran of the scene who has worked under many different aliases and is now back at the techno frontline, creating the same sort of powerful grooves that made him so essential back in the 90s. ‘exoshift’ opens things up with a lurching, low sung beat that rocks back and forth as frazzled synths and rusty frequencies skate about up top. it’s body music that really makes a mark while ‘autofac’ then slips into more of a forward moving groove with prickly percussion and woodpecker hits all driving along a bleak techno landscape. last of all, ‘superlifter’ marries bulky, broken sounding drums with celestial pads that glow white amongst the murk and greyness of the rest for he track. it is atmospheric, grainy techno for serious heads only.
the album a little comedy, a little drama by dusty baron is the result of collaboration of moldavian fellows eugen kara, ivan slivka and dima scripnic. this collaboration has been lasting in the course of 2016, with miscellaneous recordings at home studios, including moldavian radio and television studio. inspired by french and italian psychedelic electronic music of 60s and 70s, cartoons and the comedian genre of absurd, the trio tried to incarnate their vision of the space into a lp comprising 13 tracks. vintage synthesiser lines and classic drum machines create a hugely entertaining blend intoxicated with universal love. now and then you trace the combinations of techno rhythms rushing into the futuristic vertical, and sometimes the sound transforms into a blend of absolute and exotically influenced reverie.
australian label nightime drama, run by peter fincher (aka vibrio) and shaun franklin (aka trebek) now serves up its second standout release of 2016. this four track affair comes hot on the heels of the last by yoshihiro arikawa, and is a second release on the label by aussie live act, dj and producer trinity, with steven tang and italian based andee on the remix. trinity has also released on ooc, coincidence and android muziq and regularly performs all round europe. his sound deep and cosmic, heady and hypnotic, as the fresh tracks here prove. cascade drive is seven minutes of direct and elastic house with spacey pads and driving drums carrying you through the cosmos. from the earthmothern label and one half of rk s, andee strips it back to a slick rubber kick drum then layers in a forceful acid line and icy hi hats to really get you under its spell. the longform groove is physical and cerebral in equal measure. the next original is expansion, and again finds trinity serving up a hi tech and soul infused deep techno sound that is lithe and liquid, smeared with great pads and truly timeless. emphasis boss steven tang is the perfect man to remix given his style, and his version flips the cut into a more heavyweight and banging techno effort, but one that is just as littered with sci fi sounds, spaceship trails and intergalactic energies.
tvir is a vinyl only label based in ukraine. translated from ukrainian tvir means composition.
horror vacui is a term that stands for -fear of emptiness-, in the art world. certain moscow characters known as sil (easy changes), anrilov and cross (aka sick disco) fight their own, personal inner fears by the means of dark, mysterious and gluey house in this new collaboration. b side includes 2 great remixes from tommy vicari jnr and japanese musician takashi himeoka. enjoy!
nice price deal !!! we welcome our dear friends from milano, boogie drama aka lele sachi and sandiego once again for a dancefloor destructor on moodmusic. the duo has recently delivered hot 12-inches for 2020 vision and systematic and kept their profile well in demand for the past 2 years. lele, known from his residency at the magazzini generali in milano is a proven veteran in the italian house scene and his partner sandiego is an absolut wizard in the studio bringing their refinded sound to a dancefloor near you. the conspiracy pt. 1 builds on arpeggiated synthlines and a moroder like bassline dropped on top of driving beats and a super duped arrangement aimed for the floor but keeping it intelligent enough to be played for more discerning crowds. pt 2 takes a more housey approach, taking a note from the hamburg school of modern deep house with stabby keys, a big chunky bassline and some neat effects. a surefire floor filler. sasse delivers one of his rare remixes for his own imprint, stretching the arrangement into 12 minutes of bliss, mixing in a proto house feel with a balearic techno touch to it. think detroit in 1992 but produced with modern means and add one of the meanest basslines this side of the pond to the picture. well in demand allready by ewan pearson, dirt crew and todd terje, this is destined to be big
THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH AND DRAMA (BASIC SOUL UNIT REMIX)
12" Vinyl FR15.06.16
next up on swiss imprint, caduceus records, is a release veiled in secrecy and hidden behind a mask of obscurity. whilst the producer behind the tracks remains in the backseat, the music sits at the forefront, with only itself to speak for.
nightime drama is proud to present a 3 track ep from yoshihiro arikawa, featuring a remix by aubrey. the tokyo based producer yoshihiro arikawa is known for a compound of minimal and 90 s ghetto house, releasing a series of critically heralded eps on logistic in france, kb and his own label kodaira tracks under his alias d kawa between 2003 and 2009. after a short hiatus, arikawa restarted the activities under his real name and has revealed a new aspect of his music on a number of releases from international labels such as affin, hypnotic room, labyrinth, m_grey, toffler sound and swap. his first release on nightime drama comes with a remix from aubrey who is no stranger to any techno lover’s ears. with over 25 years in the industry, he has been involved with some of the biggest names in the business and brings a funky energetic remix to the release.
the return of hugh mane! this time its not a dusted house music dat, but a collection of canny compositions that leave you feeling like you have spent an evening with ashra taking es at ku, you get heart-breakers, slow-motion ravers, melodies of love and lots of drama. dont you dare to say the b-word!
ntd005 adds a new artist to the collective – metamethod aka simon haynes. from adelaide, australia, metamethod (undefined recordings) returns from a long hiatus with a new ep. the product of much time refining sounds and ideas, both tracks on the ep are essential synthesis. sounds primarily sculpted from scratch, resulting in biochemical rhythms and algorithmic loops. a must have record for anyone wanting to add some raw energy to their collection.
an addition to red bull music academy class of 2015 hyroglifics is a name stirring up excitement across electronic music for his genre bending take on 170 breakbeat. having previously released on criticals digital only binary series he now makes the step up to full-blooded critical release for his new ep. vinyl includes mp3 of full seven track release including 3 digital exclusive tracks.
for the second vinyl release on elarum we present to you another great artist named kirik from kherson, ukraine who brings to your ears two amazing deep, dark, minimal tracks into this powerful ep >rif / drama episode 29< that also includes an amazing remix by arapu (sunrise) - romania
mostly known for her work with trinity & beyond, having releases with the likes of luke hess, alexkid, xdb and klartraum. nightime drama brings to you a a new solo ep. from the australian based producer along with remixes from eric cloutier and label boss vibrio. for those of you who were in berlin in recent times may have caught one of her brilliant live or dj sets at tresor or studio r as well as playing at harry klein in munich.
2014 repress! finally weve got a new soulphiction 12? coming up here on philpot. and it got all his well known ingredients pushed to the next level! this thing is jazzed up house with a tense but subtle techy edge. thanks for purchasing a real copy!
the third instalment for nightime drama returns with infinite loops presenting something special again with his non conformist sound. the title track dirt, a what could become a staple in the dub techno world. a mission in a sandstorm.. espionage in the desert.. moody, driven with gritty stabs and textures surrounded with experimental atmospheric elements. deep and dubby, a real masterpiece and a must have track! if you loved ntd001 then you will find persiflage takes it to the next level of what you would call the infinite loops hypnotic groove. beautiful,sparse,unpredictable chords that hide and jump out backed with driving beats! both tracks complimenting each other on this high quality release topped off with mastering by the brilliant stefan betke (aka pole).
ruta5 brings you back label co-owner sonja moonear straight to your ears. the 6th installment of the label is a vinyl only 12- release limited to 500 copies, all hand numbered. on the a side, sonja takes > hans< to a yet unknown night exploration through hypnotic spaces and unexpected twists sparse with a permanent rolling bassline and percussions always full of good vibrations that will not only shake your mind. on the flip side, > lord drama< tells you about a subterranean story that lets you dive into mystical soundscapes and organic stimulations. enjoy the long ride and get loose into this artistic masterpiece...
forthcoming on futureboogie recordings, everyones favorite, lithuanian house duo, downtown party network come correct with their debut release for the bristol imprint. dusty disco loops, acidic arps and smooth pads characterize this extended player and showcase the pairs distinctive production techniques. one for the heads.
the fourfit series from soul:r gathers pace with a second release that is packed with label debuts as lsb, anile, fd and kid drama all step up to deliver some high class productions for the contemporary drum and bass selectors.
banged around to devastating effect by some serious players recently - l.a. club resource are ready to drop this heavy debut release by los angeles based producer delivery aka greg shin ... run for cover businessssss.
nous #4 is here and is possibly the most resoundingly mercurial release to come out of the fledging stable thus far, featuring 5 moody, tracky cuts by berlins enigmatic spoiled drama. the show stealer comes courtesy of nys patricia who takes the lead tracks disembodied vocal sample and proceeds to intertwine it around an at once sinister yet beatific piece of atmospheric po-mo techno.
the second installment from the australian label nightime drama is a 3 track ep of solid dance-floor friendly grooves.fair game - put on your war pants as christian starts off with a brilliant remix, infusing afro percussion and blissful strings that capture the feeling of the morning after.hunting - a real masterpiece from cristian vance, with detroit stabbing strings and deep pads setting the tone of this track.shake that bird up – has a gritty, provocative deep house vibe with a tight disco bassline that will shake you up on the dance floor. all tracks written by christian vance except a1 – fair game which is a remix by christian vance (original track written by vibrio).
just over a year after their debut single for throne of blood, canadian/finnish trio bohemian groove return with two more slices of gritty, technoid funk on *a musical drama*. remixes come from hieroglyphic being and posthuman.
touch of class records brings you a touch of magic, pulling the veil over the musical duo that is pattern drama. the duo comprises of rami abousabe, also known as rami deejay and corey baker, one third of uk trio wildkats. these two genuinely talented dj/producers have graced the underground dance music scene for over ten years, presently calling nyc their home. the duos debut ep *sweet romance* is tocrs third release and heralds the musical qualities that the imprint stays true to their sophisticated rhythms, laid down with infectious bass lines and of course, polished off with a touch of class.
damon kirkham aka kid drama made his first steps into the 170 bpm realms as one half of the game changing production partnership instra:mental. together with dbridge their autonomic podcasts went down in history for breathing new life back into a somewhat stagnant underground drum and bass scene, showcasing their material alongside many other producers and pricking up many ears that had long since given up on the genres increasingly formulaic output. after a few years working under his jon convex moniker, he returns to the higher tempos as kid drama feeling there is still a lot of uncharted territory left to explore. together with dbridge he has embarked on a new podcast series (heart drive) which again aims to showcase their new material and that of like minded producers. his first release as kid drama *one six eight* appeared on the mosaic vol 2 lp followed by a remix of one of his own jon convex tracks on convex industries *with you* but here we have his debut full release as kid drama including collaborations with om unit and hands like crime.
a strong, dark-tinged techno ep from labels owner ascion. starts with the mesmerizing sci-fi techno of the cybernetic drama culminates with xatatonic state, an oldschool fashioned hymn. evocative idm melodies of inhibitor, approaching to the powerful and sinister bells of san gennaro.
design principles ep. explores sparse atmospheres mixed with soft stabbing dub sounds that subtly evolve and morph throughout the track. a very nice original piece of techno that can be appreciated in a club or home environment. the harmonies speak to you throughout this emotive masterpiece.a definite timeless record, as the originality speaks for itself
rs006 >mellow drama ep< features a pair of up-&-coming duo acts, suburb from hamburg and a pair of greek artists known as moshi moshi. the remixers on this project are tristen, a white label artist who currently runs aim vinyl (berlin), and the one and only rick (the godson) wilhite of 3 chairs, detroit. this release is vinyl only and we hope you enjoy it.
played by zip (perlon)
karat is delighted with this new single by seuil. we have been watching this guy attentively in his progression and we are glad to finally find him on karat while his production skills have reached a ripe condition. we guess his rise has just begun so watch him carefully in the near future. the two tracks of the record, in different ways, are close to karats spirit, deep, funkyand abstract enough to be used as a floorfiller or at home for a precise listening.
>sub boogie drama< is a jazzy atmosphere with an elegant restraint, even if you can feel the real swing in it.
>ketalgine network< offers a true inner odyssey, deep, sensual, funky and exquisitely oppressive.
KEVIN SPACY / SMOOVE DRAMA (ORGUE ELECTRONIQUE RMX)
12" Vinyl NL05.08.11
murphy jax returns with his 2nd twelve inch for clone after his big debut release, its the music, ft mike dunn. no surprise that its retro chicago inspired tracks. comes with one of those rare remixes by orgue electronique (actually two of those)
first 12 inch taken from anthonys excellent >destination< cd. features two of the albums strongest tracks: an extended version of >hot sauce + drama< b/w >black galaxy suite<. chicago deep house at its finest.