afshin (djoon, paris) and kiss my black jazz make their debut on gamm with two incredibly well executed edits/reworks ! first up is a hand clappin gospel house workout and on the b-side a fierce ghetto disco-funk edit with driving rhythms and killer organ solos. both will surely do the business on a variety of floors.
mop mop is the brainchild of andrea benini, musician, producer, dj who has been active for more than ten years exploring a large variety of musical genres, from club to jazz music. „kiss of kali“ is the name of his second album - originally released in 2008 only on cd, now available on vinyl for the first time.
essential repress of stunning 1977 disco-soul rarity, written, produced and arranged by the incredible team of norman connors, reggie lucas and james mtume. vitamin e, a a short-lived group that yielded only 2 singles and one long player during their time certainly knew who to work with in the studio. kiss away is an absolute belter, raw and raunchy funk riffing gives way to some ultra smooth, grown-up stepping soul awash with some stellar string arrangements. this one is definitely for the dancers, it simply glides along with the utmost class and sophistication, an incredibly uplifting and funky cut that features here in it s 1977 special disco version guise as per the original buddah records release. on the flip is a cool cover of neil sedaka s 1974 hit laughter in the rain - a sweet version, no doubt, but the real winner is the stellar a-side. reissued, remastered and re-presented for 2018 by above board distribution - 100% legit and licensed.
imre kiss presents crisis 001. the budapest-based artist ushers in the next phase of the party and dj collective that has been reshaping the hungarian music landscape since its inception in early 2016. the label’s inaugural release, ad astra, represents the fruits of a collaboration that has been a long time in the making. kiss, fresh off the back of his evolutionary strangers ep on mörk, partners with compatriot norwell, who is following up a prolific 2017 – one in which helena hauff named his odd ep her favourite record of the year.
core family member and crisis founder imre kiss returns to the lobster fray with a deep, riveting and emotive ep for sub-label mörk. infused with the emotional energy of his previous outings whilst plunging into a wormhole of london-centric sonic references, strangers is imre at his most potent and signals a striking return for the budapest producer.
the mysterious crew behind the equally elusive hot jam witness (witness01) return from overseas & deliver another batch of limited cargo in the form of two addictive disco-house looped tracks fo yo danceflows. early support from midland, the black madonna, seth troxler, terry farley & luke solomon.
streng limitierte neuauflage der ersten florence & the machine 7” single, die erstmals im juni 2008 im moshi moshi singles club erschien. 2009 erschien der titeltrack dann auch auf dem legendären und hochgelobten debütalbum der band, “lungs”.
london’s luna monk steps up to bat for silver lake and delivers two cuts of beatless, otherworldly ambience spanning a total of just over 26 irresistible minutes. an ep of two sides, of sunshine and rain, this is an exploration of light and dark, and all the areas in between. on the a side ‘sun kiss’ breathes and pulsates like a sunrise in slow motion, solar flares slowing burning away the morning mist of a melancholy dawn. a product of london, over its evolving duration it nonetheless bares more than a passing nod to the land of the rising sun.
over on the b, ‘sun setting blues’ changes tact and provides the perfect juxtaposition. this is submersive and aquatic, fractured static noise broadcast to the never ending universe whilst rain streaks down the outside of the window. eventually celestial voices break through the abyss and drag us back from the void. truly immersive work, without doubt salvaged from the bottom of a distant alien ocean...
mother recordings don t let up on the release schedule pressure as they look to returning label artists mat.joe for a new two tracker. this berlin based duo are one of the most talked about duos on the circuit at the moment with releases on toolroom, hot creations, as well as mother in the last 6 months. they also received a best newcomer nomination in the recent dj awards for ibiza and have also had two number 1 beatport tech house hits in 2016. they are known for really cooking up fresh club sounds each and every time they release, and this new blow your mind ep is no different.
slam city jams is back with its second release, produced by young brussel based artist kassett. this multi-talented dude not only makes great music, but also does visual arts (look at that amazing fanzine coming with the record) and has his own label & artist collective called midlife. kassett aka gavin vanælst isn’t about genres, but about emotions when it comes to his music. however, asking him what he would call the sound he makes, his simple answer is: rave ambient. the all i feel 1 million ep‘ is a record full of diversity. it reaches from emotional and dreamy, arp-based ambient tracks with rave and trance references, to broken beats, weird synth solos, up to a rough but melodious techno tune. finally the cherry on top of this special ep, is a remix by lobster theremin regular imre kiss. he delivered a dark and dubby version of the a2, that sounds like it was recorded underwater.
lobster theremin finally welcome back one of the original lt fam, with imre kiss taking the reigns for a full on raw-power white label. with two lucid and hazy releases for lt in his wake, plus an excellent contribution to the proto sites catalogue, imre finally returns with a rough and overdriven in-the-dance ep of floor-crushing fire.
2016 repress, comes with the original artwork. long time 154-compadre aroy dee, known for releases on rush hour (together with the m>o>s collective), comes with the goods on the immaculate nwaq-imprint. two bass-heavy pieces of euphoria bringing back the good old days of smaller towns, over-anxious smoke machines, lousy cocktails and smiling shirts. oh, and girls with perm, tracksuits galore and getting down with the pina colada magic tour. we had the moves, the style, the action and the pussy, and we glance back at it with a slight touch of melancholia.. thanks mr. dee, for bringing it all back.
lost tapes recovered from the charred rubble of a post-apocalyptic melt down ‘kiss my smiling face’ is a relic from the distant future. pearl river sound has, to this point, kept a low profile - instead choosing to keep himself holed up away from the horror, emerging only briefly in 2015 to drop his debut 12” via the r&s affiliated meda fury records. in his latest outing, we are mercilessly pushed to the edge, eyelids forced open to witness the terror unfold…
a seminal, bold and instantly nostalgic lp, midnight wave showcases imres immense ability to craft vivid landscapes of ethereal sound, infused with layers and years of emotional content. here is a body of crackling, warm ambient and techno with a vast, cinematic scope. a sonic portrait of an alienated moment in london, told using industrial visceral tools and visualised through the cutting figure of a lonely individual boarding the 5am night bus home.
proto sites present their debut vinyl release featuring three tracks of hazy, murky ambient and bass-loaded techno from lobster theremin s imre kiss (with a special appearance from fellow hungarian and label-mate, s olbricht) plus three slabs of abstract, experimental workings from casi cada minuto, taking things into serious dream-state territory. 200 copies, red vinyl in beautiful packaging. mastered by stephen bishop.
from the tropics comes whiskey disco, a sneaky re-edit label bent on dredging the decanter for diffident dancefloor genius from latent disco perpetrators. it is loosely connected to sleazy mcqueen and his assorted cohorts.
wd37 broadway kiss showcases the hair-split-contrast in our disco genre. 4 songs so good, they all deserve equal attention, pontchartrain delivers, lifesaver, an immaculate distillation of house and disco fused, buffed and polished. on the inside, osmose has bottled pure disco fire with broadway kiss, a perfect party starter for any warehouse with disco leanings.
flipping to the aa, seasoned jock, derek kaye has reworked holding on and in the process landed it (and a few others!) in greg wilsons top edits of 2014 chart. by now, you must know that we are very fond of a bit of cheese in our whiskey… rulefinn sidesteps the usual elements of la biondas i got your number to focus on the slick guitar, while retaining the vocals until the end for optimal impact.
after listening to this ep, you will feel like you have been kissed all over.
taken from the forth coming compilation album of the late 70s early 80s south african 7inch. these funk fuelled workouts combine the rhythmic passion of africa and drive of the us funk from that era. all tracks given a remastered touch up by mr chop
ganz starke 12 inch mit großem musikalischem spektrum... a 2(** non **) als großem rave Überhit a la cocoon - perfekt nicht nur zur primetime auf den festivals
comes with full design matte sleeve and a6 postcard insert. mastered by christoph at d&m.
the sun ep is a collection of 4 outstanding tracks from artists that know a thing or two about genuine deepness. featuring ernie (minuendo /deep art sounds), natan h (ethereal sound/manmakemusic), brian james (unfocused) and owen jay & melchior sultana (moods & grooves/underground quality), bbr06 portrays the distinct batti batti sound taking the listener on a warm journey of different textures!
mit the kiss und need hat bpitch-chefin ellen allien in den vergangenen beiden jahren zwei punktgenau reduzierte house schieber produziert, die schon lange nach kongenialen remixen gerufen haben - hier sind sie: der dj/producer jesse perez aus miami hat sich the kiss angenommen und dem kerzengeraden originalbeat einen tiefen zug karibik-flair verpasst