zackey force funk was born into this wild world in tucson, az in 1974. in and out of prison since the age of 17, zff began producing on pirated software his brother gave to him once he had given up a life of crime to focus on writing tunes and raising his family. first discovered by kutmah back in the golden era of myspace, zackey’s signature “force funk sound” swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. as these tunes were scattered across various labels, finding their homes on their respective collaborator’s projects, zff continued to hone his style, delving deeper into the psychedelic future funk realm of which he has created for himself. the fruits of his discipline all add up to “electron don” hnr52 a 15-track collection of early productions that serves as the initial transmission of a fantastical mind that has many more stories to tell. “electron don” gathers together various unreleased and classic tracks recorded by zackey force funk circa 2009-2011 in tucson, az. included here are a treasure-trove of classic productions by the electron don himself, as well as tracks by luminaries salva, mike gao, lorn, jellphonic, cupp cave, crimekillz, mark lowe and paolo xz.
pressing on white vinyl.
kabar is a compilation from electronic from reunion island (right in the middle of the indian ocean). tropical sounds, sunny moods and créole dialect from mostly unknown artists from the island. worth mentionning jako maron ( nyege nyege tapes), alex barck (of jazzanova) or labelle though and some artists with a profile in world music (christine salem, maya kamaty). perfect summer opening compilation for both rare groove diggers and demanded djs in search of the best tropical beats. a musical electronic snapshot from an exotic and unknown part of the globe. half of the tracks on the compilation have never been officially released.
dys functional electronic music is a compilation release from repitch recordings, celebrating the label’s first five years. its ambivalent title aims to represent the sonic behaviour of its content, often deviating from norms or distancing itself from common club functionalism. for this release, the 3 repitch masterminds ascion, d. carbone and shapednoise are joined by a selection of the artists who contributed shaping the repitch sound throughout the years, along with guests that inspired them in this adventure. during the past 5 years the main focus of the label was to set up a platform for experimentations across the dancefloor canon, establishing a standout musical identity. a spirit that resonates within each artist’s personal approach: from ascion’s dark breakbeats to the exaltics and and’s acid frontalism, shapednoise’s brooding noise, sote’s fractured rave, d. carbone and gaja’s intrusions into melody, pinch and the zenker brothers’ dub-infused atmospherics, skudge’s love of gloom and nuel’s idm-ish minimalism
crucial electro 4 is a ground-breaking album as the tracks featured include classics featured on the original electro albums and also other monster electro tracks that we did not include on the original electro albums. as well as including the full length original versions, we have included re-edits of key tracks which are exclusive only on crucial electro 4! many of the tracks on crucial electro 4 have not been available for more than 2 decades and can only be bought from discogs or similar sites on scratched or worn vinyl for sometimes silly money! we have got hold of many of the original master tapes and have re-mastered each track to the highest quality, an audiophiles dream. add to this the exclusive street sounds re-edits and you have an album that is an essential buy for any street sounds and electro fan. the double vinyl lp will include the full length original versions except where there are exclusive street sounds versions, in which case these will be used. only 500 limited edition double album vinyls (180gm heavyweight) will ever be pressed!
the descent of man ep is the third and last part of a trilogy on vinyl dedicated to charles darwin studies. this final chapter is focused on the darkest side of electronic music and his impact on human psychology. as charles darwin studied the evolution of physical and mental traits, we want to show how obscure, trembling and aggressive sounds generate an increasing sense of agitation and loss while mild and gloomy atmospheres can relieve the body and brain, achieving a peaceful state of mind. dont be afraid to move into a shady space. this is not the end even if it could be.
the underground electro series by city beat records continues with a mindblowing vol. ii, featuring 18 artists from 10 different nations around the globe that make it the ultimate, new electro funk and rap compilation of the year 2011. as volume 1, this double album is strictly limited to 300 copies and no repress! tracks by artists such as arabian prince, t la rock, dj salva 808, debonaire, planet patrol iii, jock d, freak force crew.
limited re-release of a very early (and rare) album from silicon scally (carl finlow), released on his own highly respected scsi-av label in 1998. raw yet focussed electro, similar in style to his >voice stealer< project. essential purchase for any electro fan!
crucial electro 4 is a ground-breaking album as the tracks featured include classics featured on the original electro albums and also other monster electro tracks that we did not include on the original electro albums.as well as including the full length original versions, we have included re-edits of key tracks which are exclusive only on crucial electro 4!
THE CRYSTAL COLLECTION - 15 YEARS OF ARCHIVE RECORDS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp FR06.03.15
archive records for its 15th years anniversary decided to celebrate properly with a compilation entitled the crystal collection. it displays some of the works from the label and its artists that go mostly from 1999 to 2004. not necessarily the most popular tracks from the catalogue, but a selection we strongly believe has to be heard in 2015!
robot koch mainly known as the producer of the german export star jahcoozi teams up with the texas residing and japan raised mc cerebral vortex for a journey deep into the border region of the electro and hip hop. after releasing their critically acclaimed 12inch vortex cookies on up in my alley they re back with a new 5 track ep.
das new yorker dj/produzenten-duo soul clap vermag es, hip hop, funk, soul und disco-elemente in einen modernen house-sound einzubetten und entsprechend futuristisch und visionär, aber gleichzeitig funky as hell, klingt ihr neuer fabric-mix. der spirit des house wird transportiert durch soul-sounds von ancient deep, ken gill und daev martian über afro-styles von den sol power all-stars und maajo bis zu klassischen vertretern wie barbara tucker, indian ocean und storm & herman.
biggest hardstyle anthems ever, 32 of the best festival hardstyle anthems on one compilation. every big festival has their own anthem to promote and here it is: 32 of the biggest hardstyle anthems ever on one compilation. relive your festival feeling once again and get the vibe back. with tracks from headhunterz, wildstylez, showtek, noisecontrollers and many other makes this compilation is an absolute must-have for all hardstyle lovers.
we proudly announced this first compilation which compiled only japanese artist. this release is a little jubilee for 5 years anniversary and we wanted to show more japanese scene as now mule musiq is a big role of a pipeline from japan to europe. we compiled from jazzy breakbeats to hip hop to barealic disco to more alternative stuff to tech house.
electronic music would never have become what it is today,if it wasnt for bob moog.his lifelong incestuous love affair with the synthesizer has influenced so many people around the world and inspired countless musicians in so many ways.it was therefore a natural choice to dedicate this tribute album to him.it also make sense make this cd a benefit for the dystopia project,which in many ways immortalizes robert moogs lifelong work and dreams.in 2005 he died in the age of 71.