brooklyn newcomer j. albert preps his long awaited solo debut for australian label cult trip. his first offering: vertigo contracto. a cut-throat late night jam. showcases an onslaught of violent stabs which override intricate hi-hat work and a menacing kick.
as owner and curator of the exotic dance records label . j. albert has released a steady handful of projects on his brooklyn based imprint . as well as showcasing new music from deejay xanax and person of interest . add to that. recent releases on the 1080p label and black opal. and j. albert is fast making a mark on the scene for his raw and undiluted deep fusion of house. techno and jazzy vibes. his debut ep for hypercolour opens up with dont hide it a bumpin and jazzy flavoured house cut. resplendent with rolling snare drums and warm stabs. a sampled double bass riff and choppy vocal refrains xtra sauce is another stellar house track. fans of the ron trent/prescription chicago sound will instantly find an affection here with the rolling drums and soft keys. all pushed along at an energetic pace. whilst vista finds j. albert in more playful mode. carving out a 10 minute jackin underground house vibe that cuts raw and hypnotising.
emergency cosmetics is new york hardware afficionado j. albert s second 12inch offering. and comes as the inaugural 12inch release for los angeles based hesperian sound division. a valient effort into capturing a fully realized aesthetic. the ep digs into all corners of the brooklyn producer s repertoire. nodding a head towards classic ny style house and contemporary electronics alike. side a of the record explores an etherial and transcendent voice. with tracks. beta 3. and cult classic. are you in. on the b side. a departure towards concise and minimalist dancfloor cuts presents itself. beginning with high hat clinic pick me up. and culminating in the weighty yet delicate floor burner. givin lip
after establishing himself with rough but emotive house as rimbaudian and jungle as birds of sweden. he unveiled his dj seinfeld alias to the world. first with underground hit single u. then with his time spent away from u album on lobster fury in november 2017. it was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. acclaim came in from far and wide. with everyone from rolling stone to pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy. jakobsson approached his dj-kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago. as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories. musically and emotionally.
this first sampler consists of works from producers j. albert. rudolf c. daniel klauser & åmnfx. an international squad from brooklyn. melbourne. santiago & moscow who despite their geographical differences share the same concept in their music which explores the deeper and more compelling areas of house and techno. a perfect representation of labels club sound aesthetics.
the intelligentsia have been claiming it for quite some time. and now finally. after many petitions. demonstrations and protests. a tiny little record label from germany has achieved what only google and troubleshooter par excellence angus macgyver have ever accomplished: admission into the worldwide dictionary. “to google” and “to macgyver” will soon be joined by the newly coined verb “to tramp”. the term can be decoded as “to seek and find the seemingly hopeless” or “looking for something hidden”. always connected with a positive output.
for several years. gold seekers at the most humble and tiniest record label on earth (however certainly one of the funkiest!) follow their dedicated passion. their brand new masterwork. movements 8. focuses on rare privately produced american soul. jazz and funk. and proudly bears the title as the 8th volume in the movements series.
the double vinyl release comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a download code.
BEST OF PERCEPTION AND TODAY RECORDS PART 1 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK18.05.12
perception productions. a new york based label that ran from the late 60s through until 1974. was a strangely eclectic affair. its roster stretched from a radical afro-american poet through to the pop band king harvest whose hit ‘dancing in the moonlight’ became a massive hit for the uk band toploader a couple of decades later.
our fifth presentation of vintage recordings from the emi archive in hayes. this album uncovers the dizzy beginnings of the golden age of african music ? zinging with the social and political ferment of the independence movement and anti colonialism. after the second world war ? and the daredevil origins of congolese rumba. the entire continents most popular music in the sixties and seventies.