amsterdam based artist nthng continues to have a busy year. following up an album on lobster theremin and ep on transatlantic, he now lands on delsin with three tracks that touch on driving dub-techno and dreamy ambient. oralage opens with upbeat drum programming and gliding hits that make for a smooth flowing groove. distant pads add some spacey atmospheres and the production is effortlessly warm and driving. a souls search takes time out to drift in the cosmos, with waves of muted euphoria washing over you as you sink into clouds of ambient bliss. lastly, turn to gaia is a dubbed out techno roller, with long legged drums looping down low, reverberating chords adding weight and distant bell sounds charting the whole thing in a harmonic glow. it rounds out a super smooth and seductive ep.
berlin-based repitch artist gaja runs ophism, a label oriented to raw industrial inspired techno. modern urban and suburban views are composed by monotonous, repetitive sequences and simple elements, focused on the mechanical landscape of factories, warehouses and assembly lines. concept behind could be the translation of the urban sprawl in music. gaja provides full improvisation and finally the new protagonists are the machines: their cold steady rhythms, their screeching metallic noises, their symphony of inarticulate patterns.
vinyl only release, pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
nice price deal !!! played by m.a.n.d.y., eddie amador, jamie lewis….markus binapfl and patrick buck aka kaiser souzai are neither gangsters nor mafia members, but their name is mentioned all around the electro music scene in germany. they run legendary parties in the sm bar hamburg like the >resindenza< and the >danza electrica<. this remix pressing contains remixes by the german electro newcomer tobias lützenkirchen and kaiser souzai. on side b2 there is the original version again
a new collaborative project from blue hour & a-jx
stunning uv glossed disco sleeve
limited clear vinyl
full colour printed a6 postcard
introducing ‘tracing xircles’ - a new collaborative project from blue hour & a-jx. the duo explore classic uk rooted sounds, breakbeats and cinematic atmospheres with the 3 track ep ‘gaia’s requiem’.
lamagaia are a psychedelic rockband from gothenburg, sweden..its obvious that gothenburgbased lamagaia are the second generation musicians on the swedish proggscene when the needle starts to read information from the a-side space normal speed. the track will stone yer asses back to your momas wildest moments on kabul hashisch and red wine. before the b-side seebass fades out the fog is so thick that youll wonder if it was spacey sci-fipsych, trad, gras och stenarsalutes or a classic haschpsychosis that hit you. buckle up and stay fresh as kabul kids!
aussteiger is a berlin based german dj / producer. he runs the dub disco label in berlin and dj’s around the world. zusammenkunft is his debut album released on copenhagen’s music for dreams. once upon a time a golden boy came back from the shadows. rumors were told that he once left the big city in a time where the music scene and clubs were dominated by cold music and average beats. he left behind civilisation, living withdrawn in the woody mountains of a covert place. from there on people talked about him as aussteiger. connected to the nature and deeply rooted in the harmonic essence, aussteiger became a part of the great whole. in a full moon illuminated clear night while experimenting with various unique herbs he accidentally found a recipe to create warm and ravishing music. he firmly believes that music is his infinite source to gather strength and positive energy after years of strengthening himself and shaping vibrant sounds aussteiger decided to share his delightful music with the world. he returned from his retreat in order to enchant the music lovers all over the world with his feel good approach and supernatural sounds. coming back to the city, he also co-founded the awesome dub disco label with his buddy serj nosé.
man of war is a significant sonic progression for the band. opening track gaia sets the tone for the release perfectly. heavy, brooding bass and glitchy, synth stabs create an imposing sonic backdrop for tom’s menacing vocal to hang on. lead and title track man of war is driven by its propulsive beats and more washes of bass and eerie electronic touches. fall crocus finds the band in contemplative mood. a heavy, regretful air hangs over the track and brings to mind the work of international superstar and mercury prize winner james blake, who the band has toured with, as well as mount kimbie and ghostpoet previously. final original cut cosmos pink is perhaps the album’s most touching effort. cloud boat have always been a band capable of inducing sincere emotion and this release is no different, taking the listener on a powerful, cathartic journey through life’s big issues. remix wise, the release features offerings from phaeleh and la – 4a. each act brings its own distinguishable flavour to man of war. phaeleh’s version features his trademark, cinematic, take on house electronics and is a typically atmospheric effort, while la – 4a takes cloud boat in a modern techno direction.
this awesome 3rd compilation vinyl contains high energy tracks! a great colab with acid ted & jack wax is the 1st track on this release. after this pounding acid trance techno track, system rejects kicks in with this mindblowing acid techno trip! then on the flip a very special acid oldschool goa track from ajna that brings you back to the 90’s ... like we like on flatlife records the most!
nice price deal !!! minimal and deep-house rhythm with dreamy and constant >nu-trance< melody synth. weird riffs then switched by a dubby and kind of >detroit< styled pattern. the whole track is packed with a profound atmospheric idea and odd effects popping up
• exclusive track by marcel dettmann and levon vincent
• includes 6 unreleased edits and remixes
• full tour schedule to support release
• cover art short by infamous berghain doorman sven marquardt
• download card included with lp format
banlieue return with their second release. this various artists ep is an eclectic mixture, drawing on different strands of the electronic spectrum. booming, funky and dark, these four tracks are sure to spark a fire.
next up on titanic city, needs no introduction, nigel rogers aka perseus traxx has been a staple part on most record bags, a man dedicated to performance outside the box, has produced one of the greatest releases we will surely drop all year. some kind comments in our direction had to surly be returned with a request for a release and did he deliver. nigels first question was *what do you like* - *well we love your m>o>s, bunker, photic fields, snuff trax material*, he returned with a little bit of all. i am not gonna give the whole soaring pads, scraping percussive smears or the frenzied synth lines. this is perseus traxx he always delivers!! there is a rough and raw diy feel to this music that makes it jump out of the speakers and arrest your attention, as is always the case with titanic city.
like many of the greatest italo-disco records, tony espositos 1983 double a-side je-na/pagaia is ridiculously rare. put it this way: if you fancy nabbing yourself an original copy, it will make a serious dent in your wallet. this welcome reissue presents both tracks in their original 12inch glory, mixed with clubs in mind by mariano boncaldo of klein & m.b.o fame. its the a-side thats arguably the pick of the pair, featuring as it does a balearic-friendly blend of dense, bongo-laden rhythms, tribal chants and delay heavy guitars. theres a bit more of a hazy disco bounce to pagaia, which sounds a little like a long lost tullio de piscopo record, all jazz-fusion scat singing, sunny horns and shuffling rhythms.
archeo recordings is a reissue record label that regenerates old, lost, obscure (and forgotten) rare gems of italian music of the 70s and 80s, and not only. all outputs are licensed by the artists and the vintage labels, audio tracks are remastered in their original form the sleeves and center labels are graphically recreated for today but all based on the original images. archeo would like to make the music available to a wider audience of collectors, djs, music lovers of a forgotten time.
following his well-received animals ep with paola poletto on desolat in the summer 2012, loco dices imprint is pleased to welcome back francisco for a solo ep that sees him continue his fine production form.
streaking through the ether at twice the speed of sound, mr 8040 is on a date with destiny. he is heading for mikrosector-50, his home planet, but things are not going as smoothly as planned. en route he finds himself in sticky situations, cosmic encounters that trigger flashbacks to a different time and place. will he ever make it home? and who – or what – is he running from?
this, more or less, is the narrative thrust of jack hamills debut album as space dimension controller. welcome to mickrosektor-50 is a swashbuckling sci-fi odyssey that unfolds like some long-lost star wars episode scripted by philip k dick and scored by tangerine dream. the record is fantasy in its purest form: a futuristic boys own adventure concocted in a belfast bedroom, it is the sum of jacks musical influences distilled into 68 minutes of unalloyed electronic pleasure.
asiko disko - jt uses classic drum machines, sneaky acid lines and a mike dunn-esqe vocal to create this underground gem.
gaia - this track is sure to be a dj favorite. pounding tribal rhythms, hypnotic chants and an arrangement demanding to stay in the mix. this is a dj weapon.
asiko disko (dave aju remix) - having been a fan of dave aju for a while we thought it would be a hoot to get a remix from him. the result is a slow burning, shimmering remix that takes the original and shoots into space.
gaia (lance desardi remix) - our main man lance desardi turns in a electric remix. taking the original and delving into darker territory. new sonic creatures rotate around deep bass tones, hypnotic chants and new directions.
hustler muzik is a new label of electronic music that comes from the idea of two young italian dj producer, astin and d. napolitano. born from the desire to put on the market, only good music, giving visibility to new talent, covering the market for vinyl. his style is a mix of modern sounds and old school, a style full of items techno, minimal and house which is contained in a unique and original sound!
a unique opener for haknams first vinyl release by emad parandian.
the tripping a-side >marangai waikawa< leads into archaic vaults - a dark spatial pattern of droning synth atmospheres all maintained at a decisively bass oriented centre. a ceremonial dance, refined with self-played kanjira percussion. mysterious choirs invoke a rainfall of tribal metal percussion.
out of the dust of >marangai waikawa< grows >scud< on the flip. part two of a thrilling journey, pulsing straight forward with pushing noise elements, astute shuffly percussion combined with scattered vocals >changes are gradual<.
kaiser souzai is the name of one of the most powerful persons of the underground szene in the movie classic the usual suspects .but markus binapfl and patrick buck aka kaiser souzai are neither gangsters nor mafia members, but their name is mentioned all around the electro music scene in germany. they run legendary parties in the sm bar hamburg like the and the danza electrica
armin van buuren kehrt für seine ibiza-ausgabe 2017 zum bewährten on the beach und in the club konzept zurück und präsentiert zwei exzellente sets mit ganzen 20(!) exclusives. somit besteht exakt die hälfte der gesamten mix-doppel-cd aus exklusiven, nur dort erhältlichen tracks!
when it comes to a state of trance, there’s no desire stronger. we need it in order to make the most of life, to fill the gap that would otherwise remain unfilled. to make us want to be in that moment, to have the very essence of our existence looking for that emotion. it’s what we live for. with ‘a state of trance 2017’, the titans of trance have gathered round to show us all that we envision. it is a happy place where we can celebrate music and life, chock-full with exclusive records and emotion-driven cuts from flag-bearers such as alexander popov, armin van buuren, marlo, omnia, orjan nilsen, protoculture, super8 & tab. the compilation has captured the essence of all we hold so dear, touching us in ways that makes us shine even brighter. if you are part of the movement, you will share its beliefs and swear by its ideals. yet, few words are needed to explain the feeling. one phrase says it all. i live for that energy.
rewarding those who have been loyal to the trance genre for so long, trance 100 is back with its final installment of the year. to close off the year splendidly and simultaneously start the new one with a bang, no less than one-hundred of your favorite trance tracks have made it to the final selection, made for the sole purpose of blowing your mind. comprising 2016s most awe-inspiring contributions from scene leaders such as armin van buuren, above & beyond, cosmic gate, ferry corsten, Ørjan nilsen, gaia, andrew rayel, super8 & tab, rank 1, arty & andrew bayer, khomha, alex m.o.r.p.h. & paul van dyk, omnia, ilan bluestone and so many other key artists, this has got to be the biggest and baddest collection of trance highlights. this is trance 100 – best of 2016 and its the closest thing to trance heaven there is.