for the first release of 2018 we welcome harry wolfman to the outplay family! having followed his work for the last couple of years we re very happy to have him deliver this varied 4-tracker, which very well might be some of his best work to date. the a side starts off with hitch . a warm and dusty groover driven by rhodes, a rubbery bassline and a thudding kick. a lovely string piece in the middle of the track slowly builds up to the break for it to return to the head nodding groove soon after. the added percussion gives it a nice lively feel as well. pigs in blankets sets the pace a little slower, but the funk goes on. the track incorporates 80s style samples with some excellent synth and chord work. perfect for a warm up session. starting on the b side harry takes it up a notch with nemoto , which will be a definite stomper for the dance floor. it takes you on a 9 minute journey of rolling bumpy basslines, screaming distortion leads and hypnotising synth work. finally, to ease things off, sts-136 (final call) comes in at a slow 88 bpm pace as a perfect closure to the ep. dreamy pads, piano licks and a calming marimba melody combined with a beat which feels like a warm blanket will make you wander off for a moment
harry wolfman returns to uk imprint house of disco for his second solo ep with the label. this time exploring more cosmic realms as he draws inspiration from his favourite science fiction writer. 3 original tracks to slow-dance in space to. limited to 500 with the full colour sleeve.
were happy to welcome back harry wolfman for a full record after his fine collaborative square lane ep with loz goddard last year. here he delves into the leftfield side of house, this dreamy 5-tracker. torontos jesse futerman joins us for the remix fresh from his debut releases on church and omena.fermi brings the tropically tinged deep house heat, wavering pads and buoyant bass paint us a mirage of sweltering summer days ahead. ice thin starts as a melancholic mover, it steadily builds through dusty samples, shaken percussion and smokey moods elevating the energy into something euphoric. things get gritty as we flip to the b-side. downstream is a dark and grainy outing, edgy arps work in and out of tough drums and frenzied synths. jesses superb rework of ice thin features distant horns and vocals that ring out over a warbling rhodes and rumbling bass, then comes the lick of a slide guitar reminiscent of some kind of twisted western. wrapping up this beautiful and somewhat nostalgic journey we turn to outro version a funk laden work out. rich strings and woodwinds fill out the lush landscape that swells and soars across the steady, bottom heavy, dance inducing
always on the scout for the freshest talent, dirt crew recordings breaks into 2016 bringing together a couple of our more recent discoveries, loz goddard & harry wolfman for their all new square lane ep.
after taking a short break house of disco records are back with a purpose. not content with the adding to the plethora of disco edit labels representing the genre they have opted to walk a more distinct path, determined to lean on originals or clever sampling as opposed to outright re-rubs. in this their twelfth release they recruit previous label-mate harry wolfman and compadre skinny love to provide three stunning dancefloor ready originals. the duo have certainly delivered on the brief and turned in three diverse and clever takes on what a modern disco track with a house soul can represent. on remix duties they have recruited a promising young producer kickflip mike, who has released on box aus holz as joschka seibt and paired him with experienced disco merchant the revenge who is responsible for some of the best remixes we know of, and he doesnt disappoint here with either remix.
this is already our seventh deep love compilation and we dare to say our most complete yet in sound and flow. the ten pieces on this sampler blend in perfectly with that laid back late summer mood. we are very pleased to welcome yet again some new acts to dirt crew with the likes of jaxx madicine, ouer, times are ruff and s3a. we cross many borders not only in genres but also country wise. from the heavy disco sampled jam by french producer s3a to the jazz and funk laden epos of the italian 3 piece jaxx madicine over to the dutch deep house boys times are ruff who are well known from their, same named, label and finally to the berlin duo ouer who also run an own label and released with our good friends at heist recordings, delivering an ecstatic electronic floating tune here. this is all completed by some excellence from long time dirt crew artists. 25 places have been with us for many years now and their two eps have gotten so much love from the deeper deep house community. here they drop an epic almost idm techno like tune that closes this great album in the best possible way. our icelandic stall wart felix leifur drops a heavy hitter named buster. after his recent bobby donny ep earlier this year we are thrilled to have him back on dirt crew! harry wolfman and ponty mython need no introduction really, they are adding electro/ disco/ electronica fuelled cuts that form a great middle part to this mix of tunes. harry going in very smooth and relaxed, something else than his usual house workout which we really loved to present to you
in a new transatlantic partnership, uk label secret reels and washington, dc imprint better listen records have teamed up for a run of collaborative records. the joint brand, secret listen, combines the labels in sound as well as in name. imagine the lush, pensive and moody deep house tones of secret reels joining with the sample-heavy disco soul leanings of blr. secret listen vol. 1 takes two artists each from both rosters for the first amalgamation. the -secret side- hosting english producers harry wolfman and chocky, while the listen side invites sune and vitamin d of high hat appreciation society and the newly founded honey butter records to the affair. it s a v/a release with a variety of offerings and flavours. wolfmans floozy sits first in the record as a bright and whimsical flute-led morsel, while chockys inner disco is a cerebral, loopy cut. on the flip, sune provides some exquisite rhodes action in his groovy midtempo effort, glidin, and his swedish compatriot closes out the affair with the bittersweet lately.
impressive and versatile housemusic 4 tracker for every situation on the floor. the * to be overmodest ep* is an outstanding performance by jan ketel & siggatunez completed by a highly recommended remix from london-based harry wolfman.
dirt crews 100th release falls on this years deep love compilation. set to drop across a double vinyl , with 11 all exclusive original tracks from new and old favourites including detroit swindle, nachtbraker, the revenge and felix leifur. take a sonic trip across deep and straight up house, infused with jazz, disco and funk. this diverse and plentiful outing includes work outs for your dance floor alongside intergalactic analogue synth laden voyages, originating from artists we have uncovered from japan to iceland and many places in between. a truly great way to celebrate our 100th release.
12 inch ep & bonus cd (free of charge!) in special packaging - sealed full cover, sold together as one product.
the new annual label compilation with 16 exclusive tracks. - 5 tracks are vinyl only and 11 tracks cd only.
welcome to the world of magic eye, an illusory duo from leeds experimenting with light and sound. the mystical pairs debut release, inside my love, comes on the legendary house label strictly rhythm. kicking off with plummeting and rubbery kick drums it sucks you down into a warm and inviting place somewhere on the edge of the cosmos. when the dulcet chords of a certain minnie riperton song drop in its pure bliss. wooden percussion clacks away and then the whole thing drops into a serene breakdown complete with heavenly vocals. its a sympathetic re-imagining of a classic track that works to perfection. remix wise the label features interpretations from purp & soul artists harry wolfman & mark wells, plus mike mago.
with what might turn out to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, the massive what i might do by ben pearce is here. solomun, seth troxler, david august and jamie jones are all already on board with championing this slick combination of raspy soulful vocals and irresistible grooving deep house
LATE NIGHT TALES PRES. AFTER DARK: NOCTURNE (CD+MP3)
after dark: nocturne ist ein infiziöses groove-monster, das körper, geist und seele gleichzeitig animiert. bill brewster, der auch als co-autor der dj-historie last night a dj saved my life brillierte, gelingt mit dieser top-selektion eine weitere meisterleistung. einmal aufgelegt und reingehört, lassen einen diese positiven vibes nicht mehr los. groove, funk, disco, pop, house party rhythmus non-stop! mit komplett exklusiven und unveröffentlichten tracks & mixes von charli xcx (lindstrom remix), the emperor machine, hugh mane und zweimal hotel motel. und raren perlen von plastic bertrand(!), adriano celentano(!), rudy norman und coalkitchen. after dark: nocturne is ein massives schwarzes loch von einem dj-set, das dich auffrisst und nie wieder entlässt.