man power returned to his northern home for one last waltz. this is their joint offering for the esp institute. on side a, man power welcomes us with tistish, stepping slightly out of his comfort zone and employing a boxy breakbeat to create a dose movement. this contrasts his signature fatty bassline and together they establish a ground on which to stack layers of atonal square and sawtooth waves. about halfway through he introduces a massively seductive string lead and for the remainder of the ride this palette of sounds coalesce in dark orchestral beauty. on side b, man power’s cohorts last waltz deliver nee shitteru, a true stomper of a track complete with in-your-face toms and off-time percussion patterns, an intense driving acid line, and aggressive shamanic chanting. throw in some crash cymbals, sci-fi sound effects and a smattering of gamelan and it amounts to an overwhelmingly chaotic and psychedelic trip. these two songs will have you speaking in tongues.
the first release on man powers me me me saw fact mag travel to mexico to get inside the head of the geordieman in mexico. next up for the label is a comeback record from last waltz, the trio with which man power first ever released, featuring three new, original tracks, and a remix from the first ever recorded collaboration of tel aviv’s red axes (im a cliche) & naduve (disco halal).
bastedos returns with more signature weirdo disco not disco (but disco) cut-up cuts. this time the painstaking editing comes from a.m., last waltz, and bastedos themselves. side a brings us sit on this, a rolling, chugging, clapping, marimbaing, disco workout in the vein of material, which pulls you along through a peaky peak time vocal, a sexed up guitar break, and some chopped-up chanting, all the way to its inevitable hands in the air piano finale.
latest iib release features the north easts version of csn last waltz. a double header, the first track just hold on is a collaboration between last waltz & smoove. heartfelt vocals over a pastoral rolling chugger, deep bassline folky guitar strumming making this a favourite at iib hq. on the remix ess o ess raise the tempo a little bring out the electric guitars and increasing the chug to almost krautrock levels. on the flip side last waltz give us tribute. a deep atmospheric acid affair. mellow electric keys and percussion lull you into a false sense of security before the heavy kick and acid bassline drop with dark cello notes. machete savane take on the remix. replacing acid for guitar and adding some machine groove this slowly builds and builds into a top bubbler.
after appearances in the last 12 months across world unknown, lets play house, endless flight and futureboogie, geordie trouble starters last waltz add tusk wax to their canon of labels with the first of two releases. the usual hand stamped, individually numbered, weighty 180g vinyl factors are present and correct yet there is still room for the concluding chapter in the sleeve. the thrusting, lusting glamour things isnt shy, pairing motorboat arpeggios with satisfyingly weighty drums, whilst the detuned tipping the gulf tumbles along with a certain lopsided glee. an accompanying jamie blanco remix ramps up the originals lead synths with decidedly epic cosmic results, whilst beholden (part 1) sees last waltz play with the work of foals in calming, cosmiche fashion.
as if futureboogie would leave you without a fix for long, the bristol imprint is back with another new signing for their tenth release, djs and musical magicians last waltz. their debut release trinket is a thrilling cosmic ride featuring a remix from london party dynamos bad passion.
for world unknown 6 weve headed up north for a newcastle double header. on side w emile strunz delivers some stunning midtempo body music sleaze. on side u the last waltz guys get all subsonic and spacey with lovebites. as youd expect both tracks are pure wu and guaranteed to demolish all proper dancefloors.
last waltz are geoff leopard, el.dee & mick rolfe, they are 3 djs / musicians / producers who have all been heavily involved in the north east uk underground musical scene for many years. after 2 years of working and playing together at dada, as well as well as a host of the uks more interesting and discerning parties, the trio are finally ready to release their own music into the wild. this release is their debut release. vriginal version on a side is bluesy barealica track and cottam version on b side is more clubby slow house remix.
TURBO KID (CHRONICLES OF THE WASTELAND) O.S.T. (180G 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp D22.02.16
death waltz präsentiert den soundtrack zum kanadischen science fiction-thriller *turbo kid* (2015), der im stile post-apokalyptischer action-, teen-fantasy- und splatter-filme der 1980er gedreht wurde. der hedonistische synth-pop-soundtrack des duos le matos aus dem kanadischen québec verbindet die darke john carpenter-grundstimmung mit van halen-riffs und modernem, französischen electro der marke daft punk oder ed banger.
das limitierte 180 gramm doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover.
last known trajectory proudly presents the second album from visonia. opal s sunflowers continues the new- wave/cold wave theme combined with inimitable romanticism. limited pressing artwork by pavel javor
THE RAIN O.S.T. (ORIGINAL INDONESIAN SCORE) (GREY VINYL LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK16.03.15
death waltz veröffentlichen den original-soundtrack zum indonesischen kultfilm -the raid- von 2011, der als einer der großartigsten independent-actionfilme überhaupt gilt. regie und drehbuch stammen vom briten gareth evans. für die aufführung im westen wurde der original-soundtrack durch einen neuen soundtrack von mike shinoda (linkin park) und joseph trapanese ersetzt, so dass vorliegender ost nur den wenigsten bekannt sein dürfte. pressung auf grauem 140g vinyl.
madlibs been busy these last couple years. and while his recorded output always spans the gamut, he often returns to recurrent themes, spread across the genres that serve as home base ? or bases, as it were. 2010 will be an ambitious one for madlib and stones throw records, with his slate of 12 medicine show albums and mixes, his rap albums for the likes of strong arm steady, guilty simpson and med and a series of albums based around the now-defunct yesterdays new quintet?s ?spin off bands® that he introduced on the yesterdays universe album.
multi-faceted canadian artist james teej drops his second lp, eight bit ocean, late-april on sashas last night on earth imprint. releasing his first james teej singles in 2008, teej has since become a firm fixture on the electronic music circuit with releases for we play house, rebirth, supernature and no.19 music as well as a debut lp on radio slaves rekids in 2010 entitled evening harvest. since then, teej has joined old friends jared simms and voytek korab to become one third of my favorite robot, an act which is steadily becoming another of torontos break-outs via tracks and remixes for visionquest and crosstown rebels as well as their own highly regarded my favorite robot records. vocalist, producer, dj, live act, a&r and collaborator - teej is a genuine electronic music polymath and, as such, his material is imbued with a real sense of craftsmanship where every detail has its true place and meaning. its this meticulous diy attitude to every aspect of his art that bleeds through eight bit ocean nine tracks which see teej focused on delivering a wide range of moods, tones and textures that while all centered around dancefloor rhythms, deliver much more than tracky club tunes.
madlibs been busy these last couple years. and while his recorded output always spans the gamut, he often returns to recurrent themes, spread across the genres that serve as home base – or bases, as it were.
fruit merchant is back. this time offering up some fresh talent in the form of ‘native cruise’. with one previous release under his belt this year on yam 004 va, this marks stoke on trent’s finest first full length foray onto wax.
fruit merchant is super proud to offer up native cruise ~ calypso spring ep.
schauspieler und musikliebhaber martin freeman (the hobbit, sherlock, the office) wurde in seiner teenagerzeit in den 80er jahren durch musik von bands wie brand new heavies und dem james taylor quartet geprägt. “jazz on the corner” bündelt die beinahe obsessive liebe von eddie piller, mitgründer des einflussreichen londoner labels acid jazz, und martin freeman zu jazz. cd1 ist von freeman kompiliert, cd2 von piller. auf vinyl sind die tracks durchmischt und über die 4 seiten verteilt. das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover.
knapp 1.5 jahre nach der veröffentlichung von laibachs soundtrack zu der durchgeknallten nazi-persiflage iron sky auf cd, erscheint das album jetzt endlich auch als limiterte doppel-lp inklusive doppel-cd im klappcover auf mute! der film hatte 2012 auf der berlinale premiere und war der ueberraschungserfolg des festivals mit fuenf komplett ausverkauften vorstellungen.und das war erst der anfang. schon jetzt genießt der film kultstatus, was unter anderem damit zusammen haengt, dass der film zum teil über das internet per crowd funding finanziert wurde und ber die jahre seiner entstehung eine ansehnliche internet-fan-community angezogen hat.
i-boat captain returns to iib with a real gem of a tune. major spam is a chugging nu kraut dub disco bomb. driving drums and relentless bassline wrapped up in swirling synths and delayed vocals. almunia beef up the tempo and the kick, adding their trademark guitar melodies. tiedye turn major spam into an big piano balearic house monster ready for some hands in the air moments. finally on the remix our friends up north last waltz create a beautiful lush disco synth chug out. the extra track on the b side poly punk is a slo mo acid treat. squelching 303 underneath a delayed picked guitar and a soaring pad. balearic acid dub style.
lost paradise delivers a modern execution of our post-disco dance music culture, maintaining references to the past and looking for the oasis on the horizon. lost paradise #2 features two originals from space coast, aka sleazy mcqueen and jorge collazo. *vibe a.m.* is deep and dreamy with live flute and piano, emotive melodies and groovy bass. social disco club and last waltz turn in two completely different mixes, both fit for the late or early hours of the night. *cant get enough sunshine* is a melodic and cerebral ode to mid-nineties new york house but with a twist.
support from q-burns abstract message, b.g. baarregaard, sleazybeats recordings, atnarko, sleazy mcqueen…, ...
IS IT BALEARIC? RECORDINGS: 10 YEAR ANNIVERARY 2CD)
barnaby bruce, dj rocca (ajello, erodiscotique), coyote
2016 sees coyote arrive at a decade of posing the question is it balearic? replicating the compilation shaped celebrations surrounding their fifth anniversary, the landmark is noted with this fine 2cd collection. the compiling skills of balearic chieftain max essa are called on for the first disc selections, with coyote taking care of business on the second for a fine horizontally-minded celebration of all things balearic encompassing 22 tracks. tempos nudge back and forth, different vibes coming to the fore along the way as a dash of steel drum is replaced by forthright synth glistens and upright basslines. legends mingle alongside future heroes, foolish felix and baldelli impressing as much as last waltz and clandestino. as the end nears, up pops prins thomas s classic diskomiks of downtown party network. here s to another ten years is it balearic?
expansions, the title of the new force of nature mix cd, allows possible conclusions in both ways. the mix of kza and dj kent has an ageless spirit full of cosmic echoes that dont seem to be some in the first place. it shows the free wheeling groove of two long time friends from tokyo that share the same musical taste and vision to expand their consciousness!