warren harris aka hanna returns to shall not fade with the beautiful ‘on the basis of deference’ ep. the four tracker features three signature hanna productions, rounded off by a mindblowing remix from earl jeffers.
for our next excursion, we’re off to the library. in search of library records that is - you know the type, the crazy rare records used for soundtracks and such and such. we have a sick selection of synthed-up beats and pieces chopped together by one earl jeffers, making the most out of his international library digging card* (*not a real thing).
for those that don’t know, cardiff’s earl jeffers is one half of darkhouse family, regular family at our sister label, first word, on which they released their debut album “the offering” late last year. earl is a prolific producer in his own right, also releasing over the years under the aliases chesus and metabeats on labels like mcde, fat city and local talk, collaborating with artists like byron the aquarius, action bronson and kamaal williams / henry wu, turning his hand ably to house, hip hop, jungle, jazz and more. all this in addition to running his own label, mélange records.
a dedicated digger and record collector first and foremost, earl has provided us with a quadruple set of heavyweight stuttery sci-fi boom bap. in earl’s words: “this record was mostly inspired by my penchant for the more electronic / synthesized jams, mostly replayed from the original compositions then thrust in to 2028 and beyond….”
very happy to have henry wu and earl jeffers debuting on mcde recordings this fall with their double sider -projections/hi-life-. both pablo valentino and myself have been fans of their work, be it henry and earls solo stuff or the highly adventurous yussef kamaal project which henry introduced 2 years ago. these guys take the london sound to a whole new level and we are very proud to have them doing their thing on our label.
3 legendary jamaican artists, all born 60 years ago in kingston, jamaica show us that in the 21st century they are all still at the top of their game. michael prophet, earl 16 & rod taylor. uk dub master vibronics brings the heavy riddims and the singing legends bring their vocal prowess. the results, a magical collection of 3 limited edition 7” vinyl singles presented in beautiful colour collector’s sleeves.
repress in generic white cover , earl has been with us since the beginning. the c in c.r.s.t. from some of our earliest releases to the spanking goodfoot ep as chesus and more recently his twisted disco remix of daneekas what s it gonna be? with seven davis jr. as earl jeffers he s really found his sound and we are stoked to have him back on board with his best ep yet. these tunes have been flaming all year in the clubs. proper essential stuff.
from 4lux to ten thousand yen, earl jeffers has been serving up plenty of upfront good time house music over the past few years, as well as steering the equally on point chesus alias. now he sidles over to the new melange label with byron the aquarius in tow, and the sun kissed vibes are positively pouring out of the record grooves. eira is where byron flexes some on-point melodic input, laying down ludicrously rich keys to ramp up the soul status of this damn fine garage-y bumper. the demo mix of eira resides on the flip and shows off a more stripped down, raw version that s no less satisfying on the ears.
das indie-trio girl ray, bestehend aus den 3 londonerinnen poppy hankin, iris mcconnel & sophie moss, ver¸ffentlicht sein deb?talbum earl grey auf moshi moshi. die band gr?ndete sich vor zwei jahren im alter von 16 jahren. mit viel witz und einer spur wehmut dokumentiert sie in ihren songs die dramen der pubert§t auf eine art, die ihrem alter weit voraus ist. aufgenommen mit dem gitarristen mike o malley in den big jelly studios, ist earl grey ein album voller erfindungen und ehrgeiz geworden, dessen zarte und sonnige melodien noch lange wild in den k¸pfen der h¸rerinnen tanzen werden.
mysteries. adventures in paradise. in a world where we got it all clear and cut. it pays to see between the lines this track first caught our attention in the series of yen parties we did last year across europe, and every time this tune got the id treatment. he followed it up quickly with the soul burning joonya. both tracks are beasts in the club, and we hope you feel them too.
sheffield newcomer atdhe impressed with his soulful remix of kamal imani s cosmic being on recent monologues records release dialogue vol. 2 . can i borrow a feeling is a classy, stripped-back slab of piano-driven deep house, earl st. groove is atmospheric and chugging with more warm melody abounding, and niche dreams rounds off with a hazy low-slung roller. label boss ben gomori injects earl st groove with a galloping tribal rhythm on his remix, honing in on some of those tasty melodies.
the first release from new vinyl only label cherub records. the ‘figure of state’ ep features four tracks: two original cuts from london upstart william earl in analogue work out mode. doppelate’s remix of the ‘figure of state’ on the a-side is an down-tempo, atmospheric trip whilst pépe’s remix of ‘stokey waltz’ takes us into blissfully uplifting, arpeggiated territory.
fourth vinyl release on our record label. we proudly present a local production by a young estonian musician - bisweed. with a vocal support by the living legend earl 16 and an exclusive dub mix by the head of label simon chaozlevel and melodica played by bisweed.
let’s go swimming return with a 3 track ep from one of their very own, william earl.
a1 “young in the tropic” sets the mood deep in the jungle. a thick layer of tribal drums forms the base of this track, with birds of paradise echoing above - mysterious chirps emanate from the deep. at the midway point euphoric stabs emerge to round it off in a heady, reverberant breakdown, sure to get you going on the dance floor.
manchester native earl grey makes his debut appearance with this double a side on inperspective records dark, brooding and complex, karmic sprain is an eery and crisp network of free beats and cognitive chords interspersed with otherworldly effects and samples. on the flip, dorsiflexion with rolling drums, drifting synths and stuttering vibes, this track muses on climates of mystifying warmth and spectral clarity. this is the 2nd of the teddy bear picture disc series with original photography and design by simon van stipriaan.
earl greys debut release on inperspective demonstrates his skillful musicianship, masterful breakbeat technicality and delicate production. with styles flipping between drum and bass and jazz, leaving an enticing atmosphere that is impossible to draw away from.
bazzerk is the multiform label project run by jess & crabbe and is released under equal bazzerk and mental groove moniker.lcindo joaquim, known as dj afro pupo, was born in 1992 in the terra nova district of luanda. although the influence of us deep house and south african house are obvious on angolan afro house, its direct affiliation with the kuduro, or most traditional kazukuta and semba give it its own unique identity
as an artist earl is first and foremost a digger and a selector, crafting sets that meander through the realms of soul, boogie, house and far-flung rarities but his ear and aptitude for knowing what the dance floor wants is seamlessly translated to his dynamic output as a producer. this time around the ever-impressive earl jeffers launches his own imprint, melange, with a groove-laden three-track ep the goose earl delivers a lucid dreamlike cut for the new original in the package, bridge street groove, which sit harmoniously alongside the critically acclaimed re-presses of the goose and let it out to form another blistering collection from the welsh native
paul cottams ruff draft label enjoyed a great first year in 2014, delivering white-hot material from the man himself, lk and romansoff, amongst others. for the imprints first missive of 2015, cottam has recruited cardiff-based rising star chesus, who previously impressed via releases on local talk, 4 lux and catapult. theres naturally much to admire, from the acid-era electronics, delicate synth strings and shimmering chords of opener orbicular, to the dj gregory-ish stabs, wonky electronics and dense, organic-sounding percussion of wyw. bristol-based producer owain k - best known for his hook-ups with jamie anderson on dessous - lends a hand on let it happen, a rather fine slice of warm, immersive, balearic deep house goodness seemingly inspired by the vangelis classic of the same nam
2015 repress >> chesus returns to 4lux with this strong 4-tracker. two bold house cuts in jump! and intergalactic jam. quality club and disco vibes as we can expect from the cardiff producer. with elevation and bootsys nightmare chesus explores more techy territory. a very versatile ep!
the second vinyl release to be taken from thema’s strength in numbers compilation finds the brooklyn label drawing on four master craftsmen of subliminal house music with equal amounts of soul and surprise in their arsenal. stealthy operator earl stine delivers get the curb, which balances the perfect amount of percussive energy and dreamlike synths, impeccably demonstrating the considerable body of work he has turned out under a more familiar name for smallville records, mule musiq and pampa in the past. pressing on transparent vinyl.
christopher rau, best known for reliable, soothing and airy deep house, debuts on nsyde with a fresh alias: t.r. early earl / the royal earl company. t.r. early earl might be his rawest work to date. nsydes philosophy is releasing timeless techno / true house and beyond. we think raus latest work fulfills this.
esteemed conductor of the black science orchestra, dj supreme, top selector and all round legend ashley beedle delivers the third release on his warmly received and fast rising new house imprint back to the world teaming up with electronica artist earl zinger. earl zinger for those with a longer memory may better know him from his days fronting galliano, or his spoken word epic *escape from ibiza*.
cardiffs best kept secret chesus debuts on 4lux with a release of his own. 4 strong deep house tracks. cleverly combining the old with the new, chesus shows his amazing production skills once again. the single features collaborations with fellow cardiff producers kofi tarris and, of course, the organ grinder with whom he previously released the club banger steam roller. tip!
ba-da-boom! the tramp records crew celebrates its 10th anniversary with one more fantastic release in the story of series. another wonderful musician which deserves to be (re-)discovered: professor earl lett. although his songs have been dance floor favourites of both soul and funk djs all over europe, this is the first-ever compilation of his funkiest 1960s/70s material.
earl jeffers is an alias and side project from chesus (local talk, ten thousand yen) and his second release for catapult records delivers two raw and infectious slices of filtered disco house revisionism. the goose and let it out are both crisp clean tracks of soul hacking euphoria that deliver some extravagant 4/4 dance floor ammunition.
surely not is a brilliant house number with moodyman indebted drum pattern based around a soul edged vocal sample which unfolds into a deep late night groover. this is an essential release for detroit aficionados. on the flipside earl goes in with british knights a frenetic subloaded tribal number with a lot of swagger and the odd nod to classic todd edwards and afrika bambaataa along the way. this one is all about the stabbing repetition and the infectious bass line that builds and builds euphorically until it drops into a rhythm track that commands the hips to move and the fist to punch the sky.
a limited chance for you to get your hands on this achingly-rare panda records track >people hold on<. originally released in 1984, this stylishly classy record feels like undiluted house brought to you from before house even existed! super-tight production skills from wuf tickets james mason pull together a goosebump-inducing bassline, deeply hypnotic synths and tantalising handclaps topped off with earl flints elegantly sexy, meltingly cool vocals to deliver a masterpiece in early 80s nyc groove. backed with a much in-demand killer instrumental version, this record is almost impossible to find out there on the wax market. killer electro house on quality remastered vinyl - an absolute must have. people dont hold on!
the >reggae music< ep is a four track advance teaser for reggae roasts forthcoming >lick it back!< compilation. fast forging a reputation as a label connecting the dots between traditional reggae and uk bass, recent releases on reggae roast have been well received by national radio and club djs alike, with multiple plays on radio 1, 1xtra, kiss 100 and rinse fm. this new ep is set to follow suit with its infectious energy and cross-genre appeal.
the skinnerbox disco jazz opus >king of spades and marmalades< (album mmxa0903lp) has not even been digested properly û yet these electronic nerds have hurled into work again. first, an own branded synthesizer for abletons collaboration software max4live was developed, and now a new maxi is ready to be out.
the single, >righteous works,< is drenched in rasta consciousness and rife with social commentary. >heart?s desire,< recorded with producer alan >jah wally< campbell, is a softer, more melodic compliment to the roots-heavy fare on the a-side
im sommer 2015 beendete andreas oskar hirsch den bau des carbophones, eine elektroakustische erfindung, die das konzept der afrikanischen kalimba oder mbira vorantreibt. das ergebniss seiner arbeit kann man nun auf diesem werk hören.