limited black repress. amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u, accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
mid june will see the launch of echocord sub-label echo echo with the ‘dream observer’ ep from grad_u. copenhagen’s echocord is a dub techno imprint with a history dating back fifteen years and a back catalogue featuring material from genre defining artists like deepchord, fluxion, sven weisemann, pole and grad_u who launches the new off shoot imprint echo.
the release opens with ‘jacob’s dream’, fifteen minutes of release date: subtly modulating synth glitches, ethereal synth drones, sweeping atmospherics and dubby echoes creating a hypnotic, ever-unfolding composition.
‘observing the night sky’ then follows on the flip side with thunderous kick drums, rumbling low-end pulses, wandering dub chords and bubbling glitches all subtly nuanced throughout the tracks ten-minute duration.
lithuania s greyscale returns this december with ohrwert’s “fidelis / blavus”, backed with remixes from xdb and grad_u.
greyscale was launched in 2012 by lithuanian producer and dj grad_u, and photographer rima prusakova, set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.
the original mix of “blavus” opens the ep, perfectly setting the tone with murky, ethereal atmospherics, billowing dub echoes, modulating percussion and thunderous drums before dubtechno stalwart xdb strips things back a little with soft touches of the originals airy drones tucked away in the depths whilst choppy stabs and dynamically unfolding analogue rhythms wander throughout.
the second original from ohrwert opens the flip-side, upping the energy levels slightly with hooky stab-sequences, filtered delays and hypnotic melodies running alongside a sturdy percussive foundation. lastly to round out the release grad_u reworks “blavus” into a more groove-driven workout, employing shuffled hats, looped dub chords and bumpy sub-bass hits throughout.
mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin.
it is extremely difficult to detect an ‘extrasolar moon’ and this analog dub techno cut has been proved to be as close to the free-floating planet as possible. its bassline-driven raw jacking acid techno is perfectly aligned with grad_u’s signature heavily echoed dub, and the only thing that protects one from escaping the orbit is flipping to side b. there one’ll find yet another 10+ minutes of goosebumps, this time erected by ‘geomagnetic storm’, a pure and emotionally vigorous dubbed out bomb. the 12” from redscale is an ultimate equity between the outer space of a dancefloor and the inner self of the mind. last but by no means least is the fact it has been mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin
the glaciers of the arctic circle. within the past 750.000 years, eight ice age cycles took place, separated by warmer periods called interglacial periods. glaciers affect our everyday lives, even if the nearest is thousands of miles away. ranges presents a new package of dreamy and timeless deep dub echno tunes for your listening pleasure. vinyl only – limited pressing!
arts trasparent shaped his form in many different ways into electronic music, giving clear directions to any other label out there, emotionally and technically. this time the label will focus on the first dub master series, a collective of the best dub techno artists we have around the globe. zaltan solomon / grad_u / ixm aka kaelan / hydergine. on 12 inch transparent green, clear & black mixed.
amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u, accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g white vinyl.
redscale 07 - attack / decay. the forgotten treasures. two heavyweight cuts by grad_u. these gems were recorded on reel to reel tape back in the days, shelved for years.. accidentally discovered after relocating to new studio premises. the redscale mission of delivering stellar dubtechno continues. as usual - vinyl only!
here comes the first ep by grad_u on echocord. after his remix of stl on echocord 063, he is now releasing a full lenght ep. this ep contains 3 powerfull dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor. born and grew up in a countryside near vilnius, lithuania. started djing in early 97, at the age of 13. been focusing on wide spectrum of sounds: house, techno, drumnbass and jungle. in early 2005 the start of grad_u project took place, focusing on deep side of techno. during the years released tracks and remixes various labels and in 2012 launched two own imprints: redscale and greyscale.
we re arrived to the tenth chapter of greyscale story. it s definitely a milestone for us. for this special occasion label boss grad_u is back with umwelt , his first full length album since “endless space” that was released back in 2012.
a slice of cyclopean, baltic techno served by grad u, well known for his greyscale/redscale project and releasing on labels like knowone, neurotron or echocord. he delivers an obscure trip through the 7th chapter of the story, warfare, the decisive battle between clones and humans for the reign of planet earth...no one is safe. this is a vinyl-only release and limited.
nebraska is someone who’s tracks we’ve been loving for a good few years now and finally managed to pin him down for a release here on delusions of grandeur. the uk producer is something of an enigma, and despite some amazing releases on rush hour still remains resolutely underground and seems to keep his releases to a minimum, focusing on keeping the quality high rather than flooding the market with average material. once again, he brings the real deal with three drum-heavy warehouse jams to nice-up the dancefloor. aw-right (mute version) sets the tone with a raw house groove that keeps things stripped to the bare minimum. a bouncing bassline and rattling percussion break help to define the track but it’s the dusty, dubby approach to the mix which really makes the track shine. next up we have warp and weft, a similar sounding track but by dropping the bpm’s nebraska has created a sublime low-slung, bumpy groove to really move to. flipping over we’re treated to the brilliant eighty eights which will have you nodding your head like the churchill’s dog before you can say ‘looped up piano and bass one bar groove repeated for over eight and a half minutes shouldn’t work should it?’
session victim love what they do. the pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action. as a label, we couldn’t be more proud to see their growth and development from a couple of self confessed semi-reclusive studio geeks into the globe-trotting djs and headlining live-act they have now become. with their second lp for delusions of grandeur about to drop it is easy to hear their constant drive to push themselves emanating from their new material.
session victim love what they do. the pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action.