ronald burrell s second release as equation on nu-groove is as deep as it gets. we re talking late night nyc back room deepness, often imitated but never bettered. -i ll say a prayer 4 u- is the lead track here, a sublime longing synth groove with a nagging bassline and crisp rimshots, a total -under the radar- anthem straight out of new york city circa 1991 and engineered by the equally as legendary bobby konders, a real undercover gem. the other two cuts on the ep drive further into the night, -domm domm, yeah mm hmm- is another dope basement groove, rocking some classic burrell flavours, and -my life- is a real down-tempo piece that reappropriates the roy ayers classic -my life in the sunshine- while giving it a real -100 bpm house- swing, don t snooze... all in all this is another classic release from the nu-groove vaults, re-mastered and re-pressed here for the first time in conjunction with nu-groove records and the burrell brothers. essential.
t-shirt in size m. a special, triple pack limited edition (less than 50 copies) of the final release from ben sims theory recordings has hit circulation. featuring a crop of tracks from sims along with remixes from surgeon, marcel dettmann, dvs1 and planetary assault systems, it s an essential purchase for techno heads.
t-shirt in size l . a special, triple pack limited edition (less than 50 copies) of the final release from ben sims theory recordings has hit circulation. featuring a crop of tracks from sims along with remixes from surgeon, marcel dettmann, dvs1 and planetary assault systems, it s an essential purchase for techno heads.
ALARM THE SOUND 2017 (ARGY, TIEFSCHWARZ, FRANCESCO BONORA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL25.08.17
terrence parker is back on abstract theory with the new remixes from this previous hit alarm the sound who was sold out last year. the remix package features nothing less than the amazing argy (cocoon) and the german duo tiefschwarz, who provided a wonderful version for their 20 year anniversary. the pack including also a techno reinterpretation from francesco bonora & marcello arletti. definetely a monster package
following the well acclaimed comeback on bosconi -gang of fools ep- and the releases on robsoul and vibraphone, fabio della torre and ennio colaci aka minimono strike again with a double release that might be considered as a split album in 2 vinyl records named -theory of strings-.first of two eps starts with the chuggy, jazzy and edgy vibe of -get the groove-, an intelligent partial rework of an underground disco-not-disco old gem. second cut gets more funky-filtered, bouncing and suspended with the fresh broken atmosphere of -back in dc- .on the b side fabio and ennio go back to jazziness adding more broken grooves, some twisted rhodes solo goodness and a persistent hypnotic driving feel to the track -actually-, and then ending this first part with another smooth filtered and toolish winner for the summer called meningi. mind the strings and wait for the second part!
THEORY OF COMPLETION VOL. ONE (MARCEL DETTMANN RMX)
12" Vinyl UK23.01.15
ben sims presents the final (but first!) in his long-running theory series. over the years theory has presented us with some of the most essential house & techno releases on offer. sims unleashes four forward forward-thinking techno cuts for 050.1, headed up by a smoking remix from the bold marcel dettmann.
translation recordings is proud to unveil its summer 2012 project capturing all moods sublime with the universal grooves lp. a limited press on transparent blue vinyl, this special edition 12inch showcases a diverse sampling of translations full album that will not disappoint. the a-side brings the thunder showcasing the heavy hitting, rolling and dubby sounds of loxy and resounds civil war and theorys calculated genius behind the ragga and amen tear-out, final confrontation.flip to a switch in vibe as dbr drops the bass-heavy, modern-steppin stress levels back to back ascs eclectic deep-space remix of mindmappers epic and cinematic orbital orchestra, out now on the without borders lp.the full fourteen track cd version of universal grooves lp is bundled with each 12inch, featuring an array of tracks from a spectrum of talent across the map including anile (uk), dlvry (uk), flatliners (turkey), furi anga (finland), lm1 (uk), loxy (uk), mortem (poland), nuage (russia), and resound (finland). a seamless story of the dog days of summer, the universal grooves lp is a refreshing treat for any medium of sound.
translation recordings is proud to unveil its summer 2012 project capturing all moods sublime with the universal grooves lp. the fourteen track cd features an array of talent from across the map including anile (uk), asc (usa), dbr (uk), dlvry (uk), flatliners (turkey), furi anga (finland), lm1 (uk), loxy (uk), mindmapper (netherlands), mortem (poland), nuage (russia), resound (finland), theory (uk). the cd also comes bundled with the vinyl version of the album for those who prefer wax. a seamless story of the dog days of summer, the universal grooves lp is a refreshing treat for any medium of sound.
paul hester created his cult moon music label in 1997 as a portal for his own productions and sounds. the label was short-lived, with only 3 releases in it s catalogue, all produced by hester himself. those few releases on moon are now highly sought after among house and techno aficionados who are forever seeking that deeper groove. the interesting part of this story, beyond the amazing music that was released, is that there are many other tracks that never saw the light of the day, thus leaving the full moon story untold. the electric wig ep was the first release on the label and is here in fully remastered reissue form, with all racks lovingly transferred from paul hester s private, personal dat stash. classic, deep uk techno sounds from the pre-millenium era, re-presented for the first time for 2017 s dancefloors. across these 2 tracks and 2 lock grooves we are treated to a sound that is timeless and will undoubtedly gain paul hester new fans while reminding those of us who were there in the late 90 s about his subtle and uniquely fresh production style.
the legendary bonesbreaks serie started back in 1988 on underworld records and are elaborated irresistible sample-based tools for the working d.j.s and reflects the artist deep love for dope breaks and dirty techno sounds. eight most wanted classic cuts that will bring you back in time inside a sweaty hangar where fresh nasty stabs and acid hypnotic basslines are ruling the night forever.
retrofit reaches release no. 4 with a solo endeavour from boss jay shepheard that truly encapsulates the labels mantra of referencing vintage house, disco and techno but laying it in a sheen of contemporary sonic dynamism. this is more than evident on the expertly paced >all over my nord< which is driven by a richly elastic analogue bassline riding the slick syncopation. a surfeit of melodic stabs imbues the track with real energy whilst the gradual rise to dominance of a pad wash drenched in detroit atmospherics adds the requisite emotion! this is complemented by the much more immediate >string theory< which opens the b side with a master class in future retro jacking house business whilst >kuderskis groove< bridges the gap between filtered disco aesthetics and deep house bpms with nonchalant ease. prime dj business once again from the retrofit camp.
aux 88 long standing in the aux quadrant have reemerged as arashi hoshino and shin muramatsu. the mental transformation from aux 88 to mad scientist has set events into motion that have converted the mad scientist mental circuitry in to two unique entities. using smaller more adaptable nano circuitry to create new electronic synthesis from the original aux voice and mind. black tokyo are visionist, scientist, and mental programmers on the teachings of electronic sound. black tokyo’s second laboratory long thought to be hidden somewhere beneath the dark streets and factories of detroit have assembled some of the world’s most advanced technology and software to create new devices of electronic sounds. aux 88 have been under surveillance for years by others who have sought to learn if the two aux 88 members are indeed the same entities the mad scientist or are have they indeed transformed into black tokyo. the two men have ventured into their 4/4 techno world black tokyo
tyrant is the dj duo of craig richards and lee burridge, who operate as a team in the booth, resulting in a most distinct mix previously unheard. while other mix discs might split chores between two different jocks, tyrant are very much a solid unit.
for the next installment in our watergate mix series, we turn to two close friends of the club who also happen to be some of the most sought after selectors today, the dynamic polish duo catz n dogz. the story of the fabled friendship goes back over 10 years when they first played the club inciting the first anecdote in a series of countless returns to both the main and water floors as well as our open air summer events and club showcases throughout europe. within the mix, the pair perfectly encapsulate the vibe of each respective watergate events environment proving they are masters of their craft. over the span of 27 tracks in just over an hours time, catz n dogz showcase their affinity, prowess, and knowledge of all things house. from beginning to end, the mix dives into every corner the genre has to offer, merging classic sounds with future concepts where the sounds of legends like dj garth, joakim, kalexi, jackmate, and mr. g
COCOON IBIZA 2015 (MIXED BY DANA RUH & TINI)(2XCD)
ibiza is known for that very special and unique vibe. this atmosphere full of deep emotions mixed with wild energy, salty air and hot summer nights. this is what we want to give to you and what we tried to present right from the start of our great ibiza adventure more than 15 years ago! all led by the big mastermind mister sven väth who started back then on the white island with his vision and made it come true more and more year by year. looking back at 15 editions of his mix-cd-series the sound of the season we have to state that these mixes are acoustic documents for contemporary witnesses, the recored soundtracks of our lifes on the island for all these great and unforgettable summer seasons!
great new aux 88 album - keith tucker and tommy hamilton are this time completed true to form by japanese singers and musicians akiko murakat and erika tsuchiya and the cooperation works just great. inventive uplifting icey irresistable groovedriven detroit electrostatik techno as we like it.
you get 40 mind-blowing armada tracks, from orjan nilsens summer hit >la guitarra< to the latest w&w track, >countach< and several other beauties of heatbeat, push, fei-fei, dazzle and many other. for the armin lovers among you, the brand new single >in & out of love<, in the sensitive the blizzard remix is featured on this must-have
manchesters drum & bass pioneer and soul:r label owner marcus intalex presents his very own interpretation of drum & bass with piano sounds, warm pads and vocals on the latest fabric mix compilation. incl. tracks by deadly habit, breakage and mistical