brand new lobster undr sublanabel for nostalgic, moody, deep & dark club traxx. first three from hidden spheres, andrew red hand + asok. from heady early 90’s manchester rave to dungeons & dragons electro and deep percussion heavy twisters. heavy productions & weighty goods.
fruit merchant launches, straight outta northside mancunia and fresh with the city’s diy spirit - a brand new musical venture from hidden spheres.
for the inaugural release, regular to lobster theremin, rhythm section and distant hawaii, hidden spheres introduces the sonic flora of his enchanted new world by way of “wonders of the rainforest”. an ep that both details the multifaceted skills of one of mcr s most treasured recent upstarts whilst paying tribute to an environment that, although a million miles away from our concrete jungle, seems more relevant than ever due to the impending threat of climate change and our critical-level resource drain.
after two hugely successful outings on distant hawaii, hidden spheres cruises into lobster theremin waters with four sun soaked and heart meltingly infectious slices of his trademark soothing and late night house.
rhythm section internationals 12th release comes from another mancunian called tom, this time going by the name of hidden spheres. we are issuing a * feel-good hit of the summer* alert for the title track, ‘well, well’, - a certified, yet sophisticated banger, ready to send that festival crowd one step closer to transcendence. a versatile ep spanning over 5 tracks, well well is a house-tinged, jazzy affair - rich in soulful vocals, summery chords and live percussion. hidden spheres is a seasoned dj and producer, having released on the likes of moods & grooves alongside theo parrish, andrés, mr. g and moodymann as well as producing the inaugural release for lobster theremin imprint distant hawaii. with a wealth of records ready to go, constrained only by pressing plant schedules, rs012 marks the first in a flurry of summer releases on rhythm section international.
introducing felix leifur, dirt crews latest discovery, an all new, raw and savvy talent from reykjavik, iceland. reykjavik has a population of just over 120.000, so the disco, hip hop and soul sampling, house music community that felix rolls with is pretty tight knit, giving him a unique and inspired perspective on the sound. remixing is friend of the label, manchesters hidden spheres.
2017 repress on translucent, blue marbled vinyl.
distant hawaii kick off their detroit-leaning imprint with four smooth slabs of coastal balearic-tinged house from hidden spheres. drifting from soft vocal whispers, carpeted in warm fuzzed chords to slow jacking n wailing acid, this 12- lays down the gauntlet when it comes to care-free summer house. expect to hear these joints accompanied by a bloody mary on every terrace this summer.
manchester producer hidden spheres blends the interesting elements he finds within recordings into soulful dance music suited for clubs and the living room. those influences combine jazz artists like sun ra, john coltrane, the art ensemble of chicago, and miles davis along with the modern sounds of detroit and german producers. having released individual tracks on dirt crew his first solo ep appropriately finds its way to moods & grooves, a label known its eclectic output. the bloos connects the musical dots of his influences while expressing a love for house music.
london based experimental publisher split music has rapidly gained a unique reputation for its expertise in placing music in audiovisual projects, from hollywood movie trailers like blade runner 2049, the dark tower & mother to brand films for globally recognised designers adidas, dior & puma. this reputation was affirmed this year upon winning the prestigious golden trailer award in l.a. (for the use of these hidden hands music in the brutal raw worldwide trailer). now, from their headquarters at londons live music epicentre village underground, they have launched their latest project: the research label. this new label will showcase the artists they represent by challenging them to push the boundaries of their production process to new levels.
what’s on help008? mainly music from the arhus-boy dj sports. it’s sort of a debut, but sports has released a bunch of tracks on regelbau and help over the past years, solo + with his groups maizena, sportscentral and lester. this young sensible producer initiates the release with the breaky hidden spheres that has a cool piano. next another leftwing original from sports. this one, with it’s flute, breakbeat, confident synth chords and beautiful minor nature is a favourite of mr. sports parents. this one is our favorite, his parents. if we haven’t lost you so far, the flipside contains a timeman dance version with more danceability, hook and playing time than the original version of the bridge that was released on the tape sportscentral. last but not least you get an alternative version of that get-in-touch-with-your-inner-passion/synthesizer-melody-rythmical-ambient-track mindless turns, that also originally appeared on the aforementioned tape. we hope you ll like our new record, that, if on repeat, might provide you hours and hours of by-yourself enjoyment.
das new yorker dj/produzenten-duo soul clap vermag es, hip hop, funk, soul und disco-elemente in einen modernen house-sound einzubetten und entsprechend futuristisch und visionär, aber gleichzeitig funky as hell, klingt ihr neuer fabric-mix. der spirit des house wird transportiert durch soul-sounds von ancient deep, ken gill und daev martian über afro-styles von den sol power all-stars und maajo bis zu klassischen vertretern wie barbara tucker, indian ocean und storm & herman.
stell dir vor,du sollst dein komplettes leben in form von siebzehn songs darstellen - eine schwierigeaufgabe? unlösbar? bpitch control hat genau das versucht und zwölf jahre turbulente labelgeschichte auf eine silberscheibe gepackt. das dabei entstandene album reflektiert nicht einfach die eigene vergangenheit. es ist vielmehr ein statement, das zeigt, wie umfassend, vielschichtig, progressiv, emotional und letztlich mitreißend elektronische musik sein kann, welches potential und welcheentwicklungsmöglichkeiten in einem, scheinbar so eng umrissenen genre gefunden werden können - sofern man den mut aufbringt, schubladen zu ignorieren und neue türen aufzustoßen. die werkschau zeigt bpitch control und seine künstler in ihrer ganzen stilistischen wandlungsfähigkeit und aktualität.