2019 repress finally available! for the fifth instalment on their label the vbx crew taps frontman ferro once more. his “i change, just like you ep” is a self proclaimed artistic statement from the man, whos rising star shows no signs of slowing down.
with the dust still flying around from the mammoth lessizmore 10 year anniversary compilation earlier this year, the label jumps right back into action hunting down exciting new talent in the corner of contemporary house and techno they call home
the development of the vbx platform has been in step with ferros coming of age as an artist. one almost cannot be mentioned without reference to the other. it is for this reason that it made perfect sense to invite ferro for the second installment of the vbx label. join us and immerse yourself into ferros musical universe full of heady modulating soundscapes and shimmering percussion.
ferro s first full ep for infuse finds the dutch native in fine form with his you are not your mind ep. weaving together intricate rhythms with his honed technical approach the tracks have a distinctly organic feel, equally pleasing at home or in the midst of a hazy dance floor.
after 3 years of hosting and co-hosting several successful events the guys at vbx decided to expand their musical horizon in the form of a vinyl only label. none other then vbx mainstay ferro is responsible for the kickoff ep. >time will tell< perfectly showcases the various facets of ferro s musical persona. the a-side track >time< is the most introspective and hypnotic on this ep. the background atmospherics swell and fall, while the rhythm steadily chugs forward, slowly making you lose your sense of time. the growling sounds and heavy kicks that form the backbone of >mushin< make this track the most straightforward club banger of the bunch, while still maintaining an edge through the intricate sampling of armand van helden s >the funk phenomenon<. ferro rounds up the ep with >opening the seven<, nagging vocal snips serve as a melodic hook while distorted rhythmical elements give the track its typical ferro sense of swing.
this is a tape! six dubbed out techno cuts for a mystic and adventurous field trip to the ancestors of late-nineties dub techno. what happened remains uncertain ...cassette, ltd. ed. of 100, full-colored 3-panel j-card, mastered by manes salz, cologne.
the talented artist ferro comes with a stunning ep on this brand new label called souzou. two killing microgroove originals and a stunning remix by daze maxim! this vinyl only label will certainly be one to watch out for! enjoy!
we are very happy to announce this extremely talented dutchman right here ferro with many successful releases on labels like moscow records, karton, tzinah & moral fiber we are glad to have him on board.
the second tape in the series, ferro #01 continues the path through the abyss of dubbed out techno sounds: ever forward with off-kilter resonations from the echo chamber and a pounding heart-beat throughout. like #00, this one is again a tape-only-release. each cassette is a unique piece of art – stamped, numbered and equipped with a link to the digital files. but ther is no way to get these files without grabbing a tape!
ferro is a new tape-only-label focussed on deep and dubbed techno sound. the releases are only available on limited tapes. each of them is a unique piece of art – stamped, numbered and equipped with a link to the digital files. but there is no way to get these files without grabbing a tape!
· limited tape (edition of 75) packed in a zip-lock bag
· black/white printed neon stamped and numbered fold-out-inlay
· first run comes with addional duotone-risograph-printed artwork (size a4)
· produced by audio service (rand muzik)/leipzig
· including download-code for flac/mp3/etc. printed on the labels
surrounded by machines and shaped by steam, the iron monster rises into the night. its sublime puffing can be heard in the distance. loud the closer it comes! this virtuoso monster roams through factory halls and purrs in bunkers, his bass-heavy breathing sounds like the forge s hammer in the ear of thousands! menwood, who opens the gates wide, joins forces with a. mochi and kyle geiger. the result is a perfect bass-phony with 4 tracks in total. this is ferrous steam!
london band tomaga are back with their fourth release under the hands in the dark banner: memory in vivo exposure. the 12inch ep consists of four original tracks and yet another new musical evolution for the duo. whilst they still use complex layering and harmonic polyrhythms in developing their original approach, this time the sonic tales they have shared are much more cinematic and dreamlike. these visions are locked up into emotionally charged loops to convey the sensation of a dream in which half remembered things become new zones of feeling.
quadratschulz delivers his debut album -ww303-. ten tracks make up this vision, a vision of lazers, pulsing neon and gleaming chrome. arcade game memories. curls of acid. electrofunk vocals. synth wave chic. and even some past greats. all are lovingly folded together in this rich and diverse collection. styles are juxtaposed. 303 bars throb and strings soar in the lilting -der rasende roland- whereas -robotic dancer- struts to a future-world funk. quadratschulz sculpts his sound with a wonderfully warm and autumnal quality, as in the cascading synth showers of ferrofluid. yet there are colder moments, the frigid flows of kran sprouting into the chilly house tones of piloten. a tribute to the groundbreaking lfo is also included. bleep festooned chicanery is the offering as ring the bell takes you back to the infamous warehouse parties of 90s britain. and if that weren t enough, the 2lp also comes with downloads for some cracking remixes by dmx krew, andreas gehm, kettel, chris moss acid and posthuman to name but a few. a wide angle view of quadratschulz s unique sound.
astrophonica welcomes lewis james to the fold with the shapeshifter ep. a professional sound designer and life long musician, london-based lewis james first appeared on the label via the gradients compilation in early 2017. with this ep he celebrates his love of jungle and drum & bass across four tracks that combine analogue and digital processes to create what he calls, -a spaced out identity, somewhere between science fiction and the dancefloor.-
the second release of samulis own label continues the analog excursions and direction set on the debut release. all tracks are recorded live performances executed with analog machines only. raw and functional techno without compromises. play it loud.
the record opens with utopia , a luminous, evocative and fascinating track by the german artist hyboid, the undoubted leader of space and cosmic sounds. the british artist kid machine replicates on the same album side with the track fighting fears , which includes echoes of disco and den haag sounds. on the other side of this 12inch, we will listen first to monologues , a hypnotic-percussive track signed by the renowned french artist in aeternam vale. non auro, sed ferro by hesperius draco closes down the album, fizzing among their usual coordinates: horror disco, retro wave and soundtrack sounds.
were back with a record made by the young and talented crew member julian alexander. this guy already did some damage on dungeon meat, adult only and blind box but this is his first solo ep for us. the mighty ferro made a spicy remix to top it all off.
since its inception in 2011 the fuse label has grown to be one of the leading voices in the dance music underground, originally kicking off with co-founder enzo siragusas the sagamore ep, subsequent releases were kept strictly in-house with productions from the roster of resident djs that feature at their london based daytime raves (seb zito, rich nxt etc). in 2013 offshoot label infuse was initiated as a way of harnessing production talent from around the globe. ep one features tracks from enzo siragusa, dan farserelli, ferro & makcim and fabe. seb zito, romanian talent iuly.b, ben rau and joseph williams feature on ep two whilst rich nxt, rossko (making his production debut), archie hamilton and sam bellis round things off with the ep 3... strictly vinyl only!
one of the most accomplished and celebrated bands in the field of contemporary, unclassified pop music. almamegretta are masters in combining a wide range of elements such as dub, funk, reggae, world and electronica, all filtered through their own deep southern italian roots. the band from naples is now back with a new album, mixed by the dub master adrian sherwood, who had already been involved in their mid-nineties masterpiece “sanacore”. this new work consists of ten tracks, nine originals plus a well chosen cover of an old neapolitan hit by nino d’angelo transformed into a lovers rock style song. almamegretta’s original line up of gennaro t tesone, paolo polcari and raiz is augmented by a great list of collaborators and the result is a strong and multi layered set made of afro-funk numbers, reggae ballads, and other riddims, while the british dub influence remains central within the group’s wide sound palette. the title “ennenne”, which means no name, is inspired by the acronym used for those who are born from unknown parents. the right title for such a highly dense picture based on the combination of contemporary sounds and social topics.
file next to: massive attack, on-u sound, dub syndicate, tricky
the latest various artists ep from fuse london s infuse imprint features labels stalwarts rich nxt & seb zito kicking things off with the deep and moody *serve* whilst pat ondebaaks *one* delves deeper still with its deliciously hypnotic vibe. on the flip, ant & ferro up the energy levels a notch with the quirky little roller *toasted* and rounding off the ep, inner provides *mascota arlechin*, a fresh tech tinged groove.
the 5th release on wax for karton label. the amsterdam-based ferro comes with *8 or 9*, fellow dutchman b.m.u. on his first release ever with the hypnotizing *fog* and from germany and for the first time on karton comes daniel madlung with *vawpol*.
for the a-side, fuse london resident antony difrancesco joins forces with dutch born ferro and opens up with the aggressive and hypnotic -des-, with its tough drums and mesmerising pads. next up is tini and the gang- regular, crocodile soup, who brings his deeper side into action on these shoes are made for walking , a track that is elastic and seductive and expertly arranged. david gtronic s signature drums and trippy pads then mark a stunning opening to the b-side on down the burrow and last but not least, he did closes the vinyl with -algunas palabras , a track with a mixture of minimalistic and natural sounds that make for compelling listening and perfectly showcase the he did sound. this is a classy ep from a label that the world needs to get behind as they continue to grow.
the continuation of our vinyl-only 12 inch series everlasting treasuries includes 3 hypnotic minimalhouse tracks of artists like ferro from amsterdam, nyma & daniel madlung from berlin and dresden and pelle from amsterdam, the head of ruis and karton records.
introducing the house of 12 vol.3, including new artists on this one, who are all italian based! a1 is with abissy, proper use of vintage gear with a great great knowledge of the machines! always respect! a2 is a mysterious man, twilo, with his first release! catchy dreamy pad and ethereal atmosphere with roland beats... for the dreamers b1 is mike lee, and his love for italian house from the early 90s, made with love and soul and respect to the originals!! b2 is a name i don t have to introduce, giovanni damico, here with a funky-all-played-song made with machines and his swing magic touch!
french kitchen records is back with a bang just in time for spring! as a first 2014 treat, the label is proud to return with a new uplifting various artist ep including 4 unique tracks by luna city express, ferro, alfred heinrichs & möggli. no doubt, the fk003 will win the likings of many djs & crowds across genres!
you have got to love a label sampler where the artist field says various. it simply means you are not going to get any padding. you wont find any pointless stuff on your plate, just a collection of a-sides from different producers and in this case, the four servings of meat on this one dish are of particularly high, organic value.
guts, a producer exiled in ibiza, and mambo, a los angeles-based painter, have been lounging on the shore with the sound of the waves lapping in the background as they sift through the vinyl for their beach diggin collection. far, far from the mouldy-smelling, lightless cellars where record hunters usually hang out. diggin disks as others dig beaches, because getting your hands on a good vinyl, its grooves virtually unexplored, is like stumbling on a dazzling expanse of virgin sand.
karton returns with their second various artists vinyl release! a 300 copy release, 180 gram vinyl only , tracks by mike trend, archie hamilton & patrice meiner, vid & cumsecade and ferro! four groove infected tracks perfect for either opening, peak time, or closing sets.
guts, a producer exiled in ibiza, and mambo, a los angeles-based painter, have been lounging on the shore with the sound of the waves lapping in the background as they sift through the vinyl for their beach diggin collection.
having already mixed one of the most standout albums in the series, and with his distinction in the global scene still remaining unmatched, it seem only fitting that 1605s head honcho be the first to return: blending a second round of blistering techno cuts its toolroom knights mixed by umek 2.0