keep on keeping on, that’s what they say. we are here at hizou. so we are delighted to be back with this the ninth release on our main label, another exciting various artists affair and a follow-up to the well-received limited edition ep, keepin’ the legacy. first up is the house music equivalent of a heavyweight tag-team in the shape of respected veterans chez damier and abacus, producers with credentials so impressive and lengthy it’s eye-watering, alongside the rising talent that is jorge caiado (balance/groovement). the trio’s dub mix of their cut closer is proper deep-down-and-dirty bumpin’ house of the old-school kind. another man with an impeccable pedigree, in-demand musician and producer james duncan (le systeme/real soon), makes a welcome return to the label with the hypnotic 416 zone dub, an irresistible groover aimed squarely at the more discerning dance floor. making his debut here at hizou is yet another seasoned artist, jacksonville, owner of doppler records and gun-for-hire with the likes of atmospheric existence and inner shift. having eyed his chugging and infectious twilight industries from afar, we are delighted to finally nail it onto our vinyl. keeping the fire burning and more than holding his own in such fine company is label head satore, who unleashes his inner disco diva with the groovy, souldrenched keep on.
inner shift music presents jacksonville aka chris lyth who was featured on their collective continents ep with the city sleeps. jacksonville has had releases on several labels including atmospheric existence, thug records, and on his own rather excellent imprint doppler records.
for their sixth release, inner shift music are proud to present their second various artists compilation. it features four different tracks from different producers, each bringing their own unique yet interconnected sound to the ep.
jacksonville (leeds u.k) releases his first original track for thug records. the release also coincides with the launch of our vinyl arm and marks a new direction and ethos for thug records. after being heavily inspired by a 4 month trip to berlin in late 2009 and by a number of fantastic labels and artists in the u.s.a, we have decided to make shift back to a more organic platform. to quote levon vincent, the medium is the message. now for the tracks, dusk is a deep, bumping techno gem that grinds and pulsates with smatterings of acid, drum hooks and creepy vocal stabs.
on the remix front, one of our all time favourite producers, abe duque (nyc), does what he does best and turns out an incredibly twisted dance floor beast. both tracks here bring the noise. hope you enjoy...
we are very excited to present the first release on brand new label doppler records and it comes courtesy of jacksonville, an artist who continues to delight & surprise in equal measure & who delivers quality tracks every time. the trix ep is an eclectic 3 tracker which showcases jacksonvilleÆs versatility. it ranges from analogue synth-driven deep tech to smile inducing disco-fueled deep house & cheeky, bass-heavy tech house. doppler records is a new underground label releasing the very best in house music. their aim is to bring our sound to the dance floor without sacrificing groove, melody, warmth or originality. jacksonville co-founded uk labels advance & sensei, producing & remixing tracks for both labels & appearing on many compilations, most notably sashaÆs global underground ibiza mix. after leaving the labels he took a bit of a break, then returned as mecanique, putting out tracks on plastic city, toolroom trax, district of corruption (berlin) & slave recordings. jacksonville is the latest project.
evasive welcomes three new producers to the roster, all hailing from three different corners of england: brightons finest harold heath (lost my dog / urbantorque / plastic city), a new project/alias from yorkshireman chris lyth (advance / sensei / mecanique) namely jacksonville, and essex girl-turned saaff londoner kirsten sees
it s been a long time coming but now is the time for metamrophic to present out first various artist compilation. this one features 3 up and coming artists, goiz, jem, and jacksonville, as well as one track from label head dan curtin. of course the first compilation from metamorphic had to be called interstellar groove addictions, the unofficial slogan of the label since the beginning. these tracks are modern trips into the unknown, representing the mood of the label perfectly - fierce individuality, evolution in sound, and deeply felt emotional content.
mystery, poetry, a play of masks: artistic creation according to john cravache. his collaboration with versatile dates back to the beginning of the millennium. a childhood friend of i:cube, he is 44 years old, lives in a paris suburb, and is not a professional artist. getting involved in writing, he has been boasting his artistic and economic independence and his crafty attitude outside of the industrial system. he gave himself time to invent a personal world, wild and funny, which eventually gave birth to the album -cités nomades-. even though his influences are quite varied and avant-garde (magma, captain beefheart, tom waits), they did not really affect this unclassifiable project. poetry and mystery come before all, because john cravache is appearing masked. john cravache and nicolas chaix (i:cube) have recorded radio creations since the early 90s, in particular for chimère fm in paris, as well as numerous long improvised music sessions. at the approach of the millennium, they embarked on the creation of an album that was not completed until sixteen (!) years later. john is a poet, accomplished pianist, and registered truck driver and nicolas, a self-taught musician, have both made the realisation of -cités nomades- possible. this is not an ironic pop album, this album is simply all you want. listening will do you much good