following hot on the heels of tadd mullinix’s ‘skein’ - bopside’s second album release for 2016 comes from label owner tadd mullinix’s dancefloor destroying nom de plume who needs little introduction: jtc. an 8 track concise body of work perfectly calibrated for dj use and home listening alike, where the beats hit hard and the melodies linger in your brain.
three tracks here evoking familiar feelings heard before but still somehow they all sound fresh and drag you in wanting for more. as if this wouldn t do it, there is first but, not last appearance for barba label by mighty jtc who needs no further introduction delivering a remix. this time he cleverly uses sparse but recognizable parts of title track which he then transforms into relentless floor shaker where detroit meets chicago, if any such comparison needs to be made. aquatic stuff !
not content with a rich back catalogue of releases under a plethora of monikers such as dabrye, jtc and charles manier spanning multiple genres on labels such as ghostly and rephlex to name a few, 2014 seemed like the right time to create an imprint with the aim of releasing the rich flood of music that flows forth from tadd mullinix.
you dont have enough fingers on one hand to count the number of tadd mullinixs musical aliases. often does an artist want to explore disparate genres, and sometimes they try by releasing under various project names. rarely does this ever work, but its part of mullinixs growing legacy to consistently pull it off with tact, empathy and exuberance.
cool new release with sick jtc acid remix on minimal rome records! polysick has the honour to have the 25th release of the label, with two tracks for the mrx-patiendum est series. from the mysterious hypnotic visions of digital native (planet mu) and the proustian reverie of daydream (audiomer), polysick moves towards an obscure and sinister dancefloor with a 12 that hosts on the b-side a whirling acid remix by jtc.
jtc is a phenomenon. one alias of the multi-talented tadd mullinix. one part of a mind that also houses dabrye, sk-1, charles manier, and halves of tnt, 2am/fm and x2. this time round, on park days, he flexes a house side that has not been seen too often in his career of 13 years. whether the driving groove of south brooks, the late night drum machine jam of argo, creals ever evolving scatter, or the delicate gallup, park days is one of those records where everyone has a different favourite. ie - a good one. we are honoured to release this mans music. a man that continually remains out of the spotlight, yet is revered by your favourite producers for at least one of his many aliases. a man that ignores trends, hype, trickery, and just returns every now and again to nudge that bar a little bit higher than he left it last.
nick sinna has been on the radars lately with his debut release for prime numbers pn13. sticking to the dark corners of the dance floor as of late, we have commissioned the spaced out bass child, conforce and spectrals secret weapon, jtc (aka dabrye) to add their touch with 2 remixes. conforce takes sinnas >real time< further down the worm hole, adding molten pressure to the percussion, and cutting up & reinforcing the vocal samples. while the acid warrior himself, jtc stays true to his roots on his rework of >voyager<, taking the edge off the snap and slicking the groove down to a more deep, melodic trip. pn13 has already received diverse support by the likes of ben klock, marcel dettman, dvs1 and mr. scruff.
we had some unfinished business, so after long deliberation her is the return of creme jak! jtc (aka james t cotton) opens this ep with a devastating 70s disco/funk/jak hybrid, hypnotizing crowds with a repetitive funk guitar and throwing them into a jakking frenzy with a steamrolling basskick counterpoint. simply jak-tastic! followed by a silky chicago dub jakker for the comedown and were ready for 2am/fm. or are we? these two cats rave up the place with some of their patented deep rolling chicago-house influenced trax, but spice it up with a thick-slick muddy bassline before erupting like old yeller. top
mos recordings is back with two raw and energetic dancefloor cuts, brought to you and selected by traxx, known for his nation label and many other record releases under different aliases and collaborations like dirty criminals and saturn v, released on labels such as relief, muzique, cremè and gigolo. both tracks express a never declining genuine love for chicago housemusic re inventing itself into an uncanny, psychedelic and mysterious future.
for over 18 years, spectral sound, the dance music imprint of ghostly international, has thrived at the forefront of techno and house. it has been a source of support for numerous djs and producers during that time, from matthew dear and benoit & sergio to avalon emerson and hieroglyphic being. now, spectral brings the past alongside the present with its latest release, a compilation that offers a vibrant cross-section of the current moment in underground dance music. despite the wide-ranging selections on spectral 139, a throughline of classic style and infectious energy emerges from the up-and-coming and established artists alike. rising talents such as minimal violence, russell e.l. butler, and earth trax x newborn jr. bring unique perspectives to their hardware-centric productions. veteran producers bring their own edge as well: d marc cantu blows the roof off with the outsized funk of regularly people, and nigil caenaans januarys end, a low-key detroit classic from the late 90s, closes spectral 139 with a whirlwind of manic rhythms and sedate synths. gunnar haslam opens the tracklist with his acidic mindbender, versione antica. and ghostly regulars like tadd mullinix, who drops a lush jtc remix of his new x-altera alias, and matrixxman, who collaborates with riccardo limiti on the cavernous inferno, tie everything back to the label s roots. the double 12 compilation, as well as each individual single, features original work by los angeles-based artist nina hartmann. her designs have appeared on releases from labels such as ascetic house and big love, and the pieces for spectral 139 continue to develop her cryptic aesthetic. the marriage of hartmanns striking, high-contrast symbols with such bold dance music speaks to a collection that aims to stand out.
future sounds of jazz vol. 14 - compiled by permanent vacation benjamin fröhlich & tom bioly! 28 tracks by move d, roman flügel, slowdive, isolée, cobblestone jazz, luke abbott, remixes by avalon emerson, russ gabriel, kassem mosse, i:cube a.m.o. including 3 exclusive and previously unreleased
the dba dubs series returns with a fresh tropical house roller from samrai backed by a remix from michigan resident james t. cotton. khadi brings together samrai s tough drums and ethereal sun-kissed fx with a helping of keys from an anonymous local collaborator. on the flip jtc, the artist behind dabrye, sound murderer and a host of other cult catalogues reinvents khadi as a detroit house stepper. manchester resident via the midlands, samrai makes up 50% of the swing ting production unit. he s released with distinguished labels such as keysound, niche & bump and uttu as well as collaborating with ruf dug, murlo, brackles & hyperdub s okzharp. his dj sets take in x-amount of styles, always system-friendly with an emphasis on the soulful side of things.
in 1987, series-a recorded the single evolution5 technology at spectrum sounds studio in st. clair shores, michigan. their set up was a vocoder, e-mu emulator iii, roland 909 drum machine, and an otari 24-track recorder.
killer deep spaced out electro tracks!!! over 20 years ago shad t. scott and his pal seven set up isophlux records, miamis infamous first electronic imprint releasing, as they put techno, electro, funk, experimental, and anything good. now in year 2016, shad under his gosub alias releases this sunday at battle ship key titled ep for barba records, staying true to that initial principle. its far away from just being good though, its beautiful and warm electronic music at its best, oozing chill and feel good moods. original two tracks are accompanied with a remix by second time appearing on barba - jtc aka tadd mullinix who this time nicely surprised us with his ol school ny style house beauty. overall one fine classic record this, period.
for their fourth release, rebel intelligence bring you their tetramer ep, a carefully crafted selection of tracks from jtc, automatic tasty, elec pt. 1 and abraham cowley. dont miss out on this eclectic mix of driving acid, deep house and addictive melodies. a great addition to any record box.
reiterate bounds back in the room w/a 2nd iteration, this time w/edits by jtc, dj qu & a rmx by new york’s steve-oh. strictly dancefloor reworks of dinosaur, rafael villafane, bee gees, & liaisons dangereuses.
nice price deal !!! features a remix by j.t.c. (aka james t. cotton, dabrye, etc), vocals by josh werner (gramaphone, antennae, chicago) and a special collaboration with ard2. it also contains additional arrangements by rolf martens and ekis
finally a full ep by d marc cantu (1/2 of 2am/fm and under other aliases involved in collabos with traxx). technically its the follow up to his cult hit no control (creme jak 02, today a highly sought after 12inch) and in good h-h-h-house fashion this ep contains a ball busting jtc remix of this anthem. but the centre piece must be the title track one of the most emo-simplo jak trax weve ever heard here at the office. starting out simple enough with a single finger synth line (like the musings of a retarded secretary), it mutates into a big wailing distorted saxophone (or a mating whale, who knows?), this puppy will fill your room and throw everybody into an instant k-hole. hey, if that dont sound appealing check the soundclips for proof, its pure liberation... nay rebirth! more floor destroying crazyness on the flipside, but were all out of steam describing it. jak jak jak
a full length album with ten times stunning and bombastic acid invented by an impressive list of madmen: ceephax, luke vibert, eod, darcangelo, kettel, jtc, db, anders ilar, chris moss acid and ardisson. all tunes are drenched in high quality acid, some come in a hybrid, melodic idm form, while others are pretty nostalgic and full of ecstacy. still another bunch of songs are rough, uncompromising and truly from the sewer. a massive compilation, far away from reality and designed for a big night of hedonistic mayhem. comes with an amazing psychedelic cover thats synthetic and organic at the same time! check it out
new jakbeat tracks from chicago on the always limited and vinyl exclusive nation records. villan x/naughty wood/jonny quest - sikk truth is a heat of the moment track. created with pulsating novation tones and an early 80s keyboard with step style sequencing. naughty wood enters the dimension of neo futurism by reflecting the emotional state of the mind body continuum. james t cotton feat. rodger devine - the monolith immediately asserts its colossal melody and takes the listener through a multitude of polyphonic phases without departing from its underlying dark groove. not unlike the eerie monolith in 2001: a space odyssey, the voice of monolith is pervasive and urgent with its sharp articulation, pentatonic motifs and moto perpetuo arpeggios.
future sounds of jazz vol. 14 - compiled by permanent vacation benjamin fröhlich & tom bioly! 28 tracks by move d, roman flügel, slowdive, isolée, cobblestone jazz, luke abbott, remixes by avalon emerson, russ gabriel, kassem mosse, i:cube a.m.o. including 3 exclusive and previously unreleased tracks!
fabric 82 ist der beginn eines neues zeitalters für den kanadier jonny white, nachdem sein bisheriger art department-partner kenny glasgow ausgestiegen ist. white legt einen furiosen tech-house mix aus älteren, neuen und kommenden tunes vor. einen nahtlos übergehenden, hypnotischen klangteppich, stets deep, dubby und erfrischend. und damit einen perfekten schnappschuss des zukünftigen art department sounds.
phat trus me cd with remixes from marcel dettman, norman nodge, dvs1, terrence dixon, ben klock, vakula & ryan elliott. also includes two nick sinna tracks from his voyager e.p with remixes from jtc ( dabrye ) & conforce !! stunning