big news on the apparel tronic side. were here to celebrate another step forward of our newest label introducing the 7th release on the catalogue & 2nd on vinyl, by an artist we really admire and were delighted to have on board with us: julian habib aka inkswel, on this project with his alias that dude inkswel. the man himself created an 8 tracks lp which truly represents our spirit of experimentation, this time round steering towards a more jazzy influenced hip-hop, shaped up staying true to the sound we love. the sound lp features dope collaborations such as the detroit vocalist and multi-instrumentalist brownstudy singing on the opening and title track, the amazing progressive artist maia von lekow giving her voice for b1 track mother alongside mista monk, the superb han litzs flute and trujillo on kellin it & also divine species on galaxies and mr. shem rapping on a3 track dedicated to mr. schem. this work is a bold and captivating selection of different styles belonging to the same soul orchestrated by inkswel and his musical mastermind, listening to the sound is like jumping on a caravan for a journey where every track is a different stop: crunching beats, deep bass lines, psychedelic melodies. the ingredients for this amazing recipe are all coming from different parts of the planet, a place that inskwel seem to have written on his palms seen his capability of bringing different music influences under the same roof, where he finally invited apparel tronic to hang for a bit. racks such as ‘snooker club and ‘viejos delve into more caliginous, idm territory.
australia based artist inkswel is widely known for his funk infused dance music that incorporates ingenious sample work and memorable vocal cuts. for the ninth installment of the pulp series the edible pyramid ep is a journey through the mind of the australian artist. the package includes a melancholic remix by no one else than long time champion of vinyl and red motorbike label boss eddie c.
the first release on neon finger found dutch veteran dj overdose turning out a surprising blend of boogie on the techno hop lp, but for the second installment on the spanish label the remit proves to be wide as inkswel and lesser known the jungle sessions join forces for secret river. this meeting of minds, recorded on a raft of vintage electro-funk equipment, culminates in a perfect slab of sweet, low slung grooves for every boogie enthusiast to engage with. there are instrumental delights aplenty, but also some welcome vocal cuts such as the essential -sucka free- featuring john robinson on the mic.
the playground is pleased to present it’s 9th release titled “all the way live ep-. originally from australia, inkswel aka jules habib turns in a delightfully funky 4 track ep inviting some of his friends, henri le blanc, sven atterton & man made mountain to join. raw jams to make you move.
melbourne label momentary records first release features 2 original deep and driving house tracks from label founder & artist, ben houghton, joined by fellow australians harvey sutherland and inkswel on remix duties.
WHEN YOU LEFT (CLIFF LOTHAR, INKSWEL REMIXES) (GREEN VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D02.05.16
we are happy to introduce you to the second ep from by dc salas on biologic records, the label that he co-founded and manages with the french producer abstraxion. they celebrated their 10 year anniversary at the end of 2015 and continue to release a string of eps to mark the occasion. ‘when you left’ is an ep that overcomes sadness. times can be rough, but it never lasts forever. this original material is complemented by two powerful remixes: one from the mysterious cliff lothar, who is supported by people as diverse as john talabot, delta funktionen and radiohead’s thom yorke. the second remix is done by the australian producer inkswel (bbe). this ep is an important step for the producer as he prepares his debut album ‘the unspoken’ which will be announced by biologic records in the coming months. pressing on transparent green vinyl.
early supporter: ivan smagghe, chloé, jennifer cardini, mugwump, manfredas, golden bug
hot on the heels of his brilliant superfoods trilogy of albums on bbe, australian production powerhouse inkswel returns with a brand new solo effort entitled unity 4 utopia . stellar collaborators steve spacek, recloose, crazy p, lay-far, kid sublime, mark de clive-lowe & colonel red all make an appearance help to make inkswel s quest for musical utopia a reality, and the album certainly does not disappoint. as the man himself puts it: -we need to work together if we want happiness and furthermore if we want positive change- this is mirrored in music, collaboration being key-. echoes of early hip hop, 80 s boogie, disco and house can all clearly be heard, all woven together by inkwel s uniquely soulful, futuristic yet vintage production style. drawn together by an abundantly positive feeling, vocal performances and beats are all faultlessly smooth and highly polished, but somehow the album retains a real sense of fun. already touring tirelessly, unity 4 utopia could well be the project which elevates mr inkswel from an underground phenomenon into a household name.
australian synthesizer enthusiast, boogie revivalist and occasional house producer inskwel dons his rarely used cold chillin inkswel alias for this outing on marcel vogels lumberjacks in hell outfit. while the aussie producers disco and boogie influences can be heard on lemonade city, for the most part the ep is a house-centric affair. mercury retrograde melds a midtempo, head-nodding chugger out of backwards synth melodies and analogue sounding beats, while ompai delivers his usual, soft-focus blend of vintage synths and warm, floor-friendly bottom-end. theres a chunkier feel about the heavily filtered disco bump of lemonade city, while degrees in the shade moves from metronomic house throbber to sparse p-funk jacker in the blink of an eye
slight delay aka tiago makes a welcome addition to the vibrations camp with this supreme e.p of leftfield house. *west sonic vibe* is a deep eastern infused tropical gem with *party over* taking on a harder edge on the same mystical journey. oz producer of the moment inkswel takes on the remix duties and rocks *party over* into a slower funked up, bass line heavy trip via sugarhill.
people must jam just keep on bringing the heat! one of new zealands best exports, apart from lamb - a dj and producer of considerable talents, whose musical output has graced a slew of respected outlets, from the uber cool unthank to rush hour, burek, dopeness galore & boogie bash, as well as his own fantastic hot shots imprint for his pmj debut, we have a five track set of rough and ready workouts, the echoes of thirty odd years of black us dance music held up with raw drum machine scaffolding. from smoked-out b boy jams to lo-fi sample joints - loose and alive on the floor on the flip lay far stirs up some sonic trouble with a bottom heavy rewire of the title track, while ugly drums bring some serious shine to linoleum magnets, with a mix that is heavy on immersive mood and vibe. limited to 300 copies.
not content with releasing high quality house music via their main imprint, city fly present a limited edition and beautifully packaged clear vinyl 10 inch by uglyink - a collaboration between the equally talented ugly drums and inkswel.
ex bboy turned worldwide rumpshaker. inkswel holds the torch for those who cannot be pigeon holed. australian native, worldwide resident. here he pops up on wolf music’s vinyl only series with 4 tracks of modern boogie featuring collaborations with tom trago, freekwency and vocals from charli james.
ozs inkswel sends an irresistible four track package zig zagging across the globe to the door of fort unthank on the banks of loch firecracker, somewhere in the mists of scotland, via his very own powerful boogie powered super collider. opener do it is how its done, atomic funk which has been split, stretched and closely inspected, then reassembled to create a dancefloor chain reaction. the funk particles then pass through the americas and pick up the one and only chico mann. a man known for his like minded awareness of, and abilities with, the worldwide ways of the electric boogaloo, he adds his abstract afro cuban theories to tu machito. next, its a sharp turn eastwards to the old countries, whilst riding the waves of lfo bounce. uks funkineven, another kindred spirit in the search for man made machine soul, provides further refinement to the initial wave hypothesis, resulting in a glimpse of the elusive dark matter that is often talked about, but rarely seen or heard
glass tear groove is the new concept release from drum machine rookie, inkswel. a follow up to the random yet bubbling >get to my party< release, this ep cohesively mashes together drum machine sounds and new wave funk tendencies. the title track featuring vocal funkster zackey force funk (baron zen/jellphonic/mike gao) brings forth a timeless love song vibe into inkswels popping and locking approach to song composition. >good times< is inkswels ode to post disco and pre house sounds, fuzzy yamaha synth stabs and watery chords. backed with the bonus beat vibe of >whos fooling who<, a stand alone banger for beat heads and party animals. also packaged with stellar remix work from ppu/superior elevation s tom noble aka disco tom.
the second establishment on the amsterdam based boogie bash records inc. bubbling producer, inkswel (australia) drops a heavy 4-track 12 inch with features from the legendary gary davis, reggie b, benny badge and kid sublime.
dj raw sugar is a native of berlin, but has done a 6 year stint in new zealand and now resides in perth. his productions are deep and raw house beats mixed with jazz, boogie, disco, funk and soul. over the years he has put out music via other people s labels like gazeebo international, midnight riot and ism, but is now taking matters into his own hands via love sexy records - a label he has just started. the debut release kicks off with a piece from the man himself! it s a sweet and sultry slice of disco. inkswel, also australian based, takes up remix duty taking the track in a more club-ready direction. slow goodness all over!
eyetone present their most ambitious release to date with the introduction of pink murder, a synth-pop trio band hailing from brooklyn/nyc consisting of michael panico of stargazy, gregory henits of folding legs and vita and the woolf s jennifer pague.alike its name, it feels fresh and wonderfully mystique, a gorgeous waft of warmth and well-being, a fantastic remix package by mark e, inkswel and wood drift that is enriching, soothing and ready for the dance floor. along with a reconstructed edit of the original mix by label founder demi.
these 4 tracks bring pieces of emotions and take you all the way to sao paulo, brazil. davis, a pillar in the brazilian housemusic scene is know for marathon dj sets. these tracks are written with two-fold intention, both an invitation to connect within and an opportunity to escape.
kito jemperes fata morgana records closing its 1+ year project objects with this release. 13 remixes from best to-date artists as juju & jordash, hnny, inkswel, ruf dug, ptaki, titonton, simple symmetry, selvy, jacques renault and ooft! and amazing new-comers as arsenii, linja and jackethat done their own versions on kitos debut full-length objects. from house to disco and techno and back, more stipped back and playable versions from the album. audio cassette coming alongside with download code so u can listen this one in the stereo and download entire album for your sets. free download code included.
the late nite stepper, the strut in the stuff that leaves you wanting more. that goodnight kiss, that early morning mist. mystery producer olmos steps to the plate for his debut 12inch on hot shot sounds, boogie funk vibes paired with modern nods to house stomping og mix backed with remixes from label boss inkswel and faces & mcde maestro pablo valentino
kito jempere s (freerange records, dirt crew recordings, forthcoming on let s play house and official remix for red snapper will be out on lo recordings uk) solo imprint fata morgana returnes with first remixes ep.
lay-far s critically acclaimed debut album -so many ways- which took him worldwide gets a friendly treatment from the global music family! in the first installment of the remix series we have artistic versions from atjazz, inkswel, jonny miller and thatmanmonkz! martin iveson kicks off the ep with a masterpiece of a remix for one of the highlights of the album - electronic ballad -stand up- featuring pete simpson. when the strings come in you realize - it s atjazz at his best - conscious boogie for the soul! we believe it may easily become future classics! inkswel s version of -when i m seeing you- is soaked in the warm sound of distorted drum machines and tape delays. be warned - this heavy-hitter can actually damage your speakers! the b-side opens with the deep and sophisticated afro house of jonny miller whose remix of -summer vacation- immediately teleports you to the open air party in the adriatic sea coast. last but not the least we have sheffield s own thatmanmonkz revisiting -that dream-. inspired heavily by classic blaxploitation movies, shadeleaf music label boss comes up with a dynamic soundtrack for the imaginary chase scene. badass!
12 inch hand stamped white label coloured vinyl
onur s 2012 single gets new life with a trio of red hot remixes: chicago s own glenn underground outdoes himself with a jazzy house remix complete with all new keys and horns b/w remixes from ptaki (who did the excellent -kalina- 12-) and inkswel
special limited edition (500) double pack including the original 2012 12- that includes onur s original edit plus remixes by nicholas, vakula and volta cab plus a hand stamped, white label featuring the brand new remixes by glenn underground, ptaki and inskwel. don t miss out on this one!
rock the box is a hand picked selection of grooves to shake a stick at. inkswel and benny badge asked their homies for a taste of the finest. deep soul grooves, lo fi house and 80s funk in its purest form.
dj raw sugar is a native of berlin, but has done a 6 year stint in new zealand and now resides in perth. his productions are deep and raw house beats mixed with jazz, boogie, disco, funk and soul. over the years he has put out music via other peoples labels like gazeebo international, midnight riot and ism, but is now taking matters into his own hands via love sexy records - a label he has just started. the debut release kicks off with a piece from the man himself! it s a sweet and sultry slice of disco. inkswel, also australian based, takes up remix duty taking the track in a more club-ready direction. slow goodness all over!
system status (david rendal) caught our attention in 2012 with his self released pistachio ep. his production stood out to us instantly and his musicality shows through in his compositions. tusk wax, giles peterson & ashley beadle have all been paying attention to his work over the last few year and this ep was an opportunity for us to introduce another one of his tracks to the dance floor.
after his excellent devotion ep (faces 1211), rondenion is back on faces records with another killer 4 tracks ep, including a remix by australian drum machine maestro inkswel (firecracker, dopeness galore). tip!
nach zwei gefeierten teilen der tempo dreams reihe, kehrt brooklyns bastard jazz recordings mit teil 3 der compilationreihe zurück. für dieses album hat das label das bostoner produzenten duo soul-clap eingeladen die auswahl der tracks vorzunehmen, frei nach dem motto alles was funky ist soul-clap öffnen auf dieser compilation ein neues fenster mit unveröffentlichten modern funk-, electro soul- und leftfield house-tracks, auf die ihr geistiger mentor dr. funkenstein aka george clinton stolz wäre.
theres a common thread that runs through all of brandt brauer fricks music. it is this: interesting things happen at the interface of machine and hand-made music. the berlin trios 2010 album, you make me real, fused techno and classical. the 2011 follow-up, mr machine, saw them go the whole classical-meets-club hog with a ten-piece ensemble playing dance music live. then, earlier this year, came miami, a darker, more song-based collection exploring the same man-machine ideas.