4 of the biggest tunes by this groundbreaking artschool guys band who mixed nu wave with funk, disco and polyrhythmics. included are cavern - which formed the basis for white lines - optimo, scraper and out!!
1981/82 classics by the legendary ny experimental outfit that equally inspired hip hop, electro to d&b producers alike!! highly desirable and difficult tracks from their eps on 99records alongside unreleased cuts!
a fantastic package of no-nonsense dancefloor weapons here. for the 6th release of the label, brooklyn, ny-based teksupport enlists fellow new yorker (and teksupport event regular) avision for his debut on their imprint. avision has been on fire with recent releases on ben sims machine & hardgroove labels, and on mark brooms beardman, as well as on edge society. avisions two originals >liquid gold< and >over and under< continues the evolution of his signature production style of chunky, groovy & driving techno. fachwerk label head mike dehnert remixes not one, but both of the tracks, and takes them down an even dirtier path with his grubby & dub-infused beats.
the second vinyl of liquidnation series is opening with deep liquid by m25 & first function. this a1 track is a multi broken beat tune with euphoric sounds and pitched down male vocals uniting to jungle at the apex of the track.
despite a history that dates back to 1990, billy daniel bunter and liquid team up for their debut vinyl release together. the 4-track mitsu ep features four banging slabs of rave beats, from the rapid early 90s, dalston-era breaks of mitsu bishi to the hard euro driving bass of novor.
in liquid sky and reak, nautiluss puts his skillful use of percussive elements into action, completed by playful synth lines and thus creating heavy bass vibes which won’t let you keep your feet still. however, there’s no such thing as a comfort-zone for him! inky, surely the hidden gem on this ep, shows a different side of his production skills: starting like a 4/4 warehouse banger, it gets a full on twist à,,,, la nautiluss. an energetic ending to his first release on seilscheibenpfeiler...
it is with a huge amount of pride and happiness that i get to welcome legendary producer and all round good egg liquid to the label. if liquid needs an introduction, i have to wonder what you are doing here? seriously though, he has brought an absolutely amazing ep of four brilliant tracks to the label. the truth is classic liquid piano anthem style, like a modern version of “sweet harmony”. kex and phormocide lean into old skool from various eras, and dope sick rounds the ep off with a futuristic retro amen workout, easily one of my favorite tunes since kniteforce restarted as a vinyl label. this ep is the bizniz basically. do not miss!
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv, magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions, he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha, d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample, twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks, escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights, which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly, never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
perfect motion are proud to present this 3 track e.p. from irish producer hubie davison, riding the wave of success since his breakthrough release ‘sanctified’ on midland’s regraded imprint which took the world by storm since its release in 2016, this next release packs all the heat sanctified did and more. with 3 feel good, hands in the air jazzy house and disco edits on this record ready to fill dancefloors all summer at festivals and beyond.
the mythical liquid pegasus returns - this time on clandestine boogie, firmly setting out his stall as one of the best around when it comes to modern synth boogie. ‘makin it hot opens up proceedings, synth stabs and squelchy basslines a plenty, married with layers of intricate melodies and a vocoder transported straight from the 80 s. matt hughes takes on remix duties converting that squelchy bass synth into a more straight up funk bass guitar, adding shuffling high hats and weaving in a little jazz flute for added effect. on the flip side it s prime low rider cruising courtesy of sparkle combining a full-bodied bass, cosmic pads and woozy synth flurries to create a soundtrack perfect for late night coasting. to close out the e.p. dave allison adds his own sparkle to the track, upping the tempo, adding a range of hazy arps and sweeping synthesis alongside a perfectly executed bass breakdown, taking sparkle from midnight cruiser to boogie bomb.
cristalli liquidi returns to bordello a parigi with ecco i remix! alexander robotnick, black spuma and bottin himself on remix duties. on top the sought after 12″,, version of the evergreen volevi una hit.
with its sixth release new york trax continues the mission of highlighting the jewels of the new york underground. liquid asset is a philadelphia-born brooklyn-based hardware virtuoso who has made a name for herself by virtue of appearances on labels such as e-saggila s summer isle brooklyn s own primitive languages jacktone and acid etch where she has recently delivered a furious 7- split with isabella. liquid asset built her own 808 and 303 clones by hand. the modified 303 is particularly audible in the opening track of the record -ephemeral nights- where she did not waste time on an intro and went straight to creating a sonic pandemonium by blending an airhorn sound with frenzy acid basslines and a hardcore-leaning 909 kick. -contact- is a merciless creature of the night with its relentless dark groove building up throughout this composition cannot easily be classified as a representation of any particular genre. -controlperception- opens the b side. here liquid asset plays with a cheerful acid line over a dreamy landscape often punctured with bleeping sounds. finally in -forgetmenot- two opposite sounding basslines intertwine creating a minimal yet very capturing composition to close this one of a kind record.
in 2012 bottin presented a mysterious neo-italo-wave band: cristalli liquidi. this album, finally, unveils the mystery: cristalli liquidi is not a band, not in the conventional sense of the word. it s entirely bottin s music, lyrics and vocals, with a little help from his friends. this long overdue lp not only introduces original works, but also breathes new life into remakes of obscure italian pop songs. sun-blushed synthwork is embraced by vocals steeped in romance, vocals en italiano no less. the many guises of the glitterball are unveiled, from the deep bass and smooth funk of 70s disco into the catchy hooks of the 80s and beyond to darker tones and lovelorn laments. across nine tracks the venetian takes you on a journey, as his homeland of italy is musically explored through past and present. cristalli liquidi is an album some five years in the making, five years at first glance. in reality, this lp is a narrative that spans almost thirty-five years. from the poets and songwriters who inspired bottin to the friendships and collaborations that made this project possible, this is an album forged through memories old and new, a heartfelt account of relationships between people (and synthesizers too!)
from portland’s burgeoning music scene comes a creative statement in the form of “tease”, the full length collaborative album by singer/songwriter blossom and producer hot16. meticulously thought out in every detail, “tease” shows the work of two sophisticated artists making their mark with an expertly written, performed, and produced lp that will undoubtedly find its way into your home and heart.
what started as a single guest feature quickly transformed into a full 8-song joint venture when it became instantly clear that the two artists brought out the best in each other. blossom’s poetic lyrics and emotive tones meld effortlessly around hot16’s unique production. strong, black, and imbued with magic, blossom shows depth & feeling in every note while hot16’s soulful tracks work as the perfect backdrops for her beautiful odes to identity, empowerment, love, and its accompanying heartache.
with a multitude of styles reflected on the album, each song can rightfully stand on its own. however, “tease” is best understood within the context of the whole, as genres are allowed to meld together and a its larger narrative unfolds.
take note, as the album is both a sonic world unto itself, as well as only a tease of what’s to come.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
born and raised by jamaican parents in london, england, alpheus developed a passion for singing after seeing an old recording of sam cooke perform on television, and performing on local sound systems in london as a youth. his love for ska rocksteady and reggae developed as he was exposed to singers like john holt, marcia griffiths, don carlos, dennis brown, frankie paul, michael gordon, keith douglas, thriller u, maxi priest, and many more great artists.
turn on the music again is soweto’s third full-length album, a record composed mainly of own compositions, which they recorded just prior to their participation in the one world ska & rocksteady music festival in jamaica. wicked instrumentals and awesome vocal tunes compose the twelve songs of this brand new album.
the vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the full album.
mit spannung erwartetes debütalbum des us-produzenten noer the boy, mitglied der milwaukee-crew noh life und des l.a.-kollektivs courteous family, auf dj shadows liquid amber-label. bereits seine debüt-ep -spillednoise- stach 2016 mit ihrer futuristischen form experimenteller bassmusik aus d&b, idm, hip hop und dubstep hervor und bescherte noer the boy props von künstlerkollegen wie noisia, machinedrum, g jones, ivy lab, edit, bleep bloop und natürlich seines ziehvaters dj shadow.
‘moving on’ is a talisman that will surely bring more and new success to roy and yvonne. you hold in your hands the first studio album recorded by the duo throughout their career. and from this day, it has already become a classic and a collector’s item
up-and-coming portland soul sensation blossom and liquid beat producer hot16 come together for the 7 inch release of “so cool”. the original version of “so cool” appears on their collaborative album “tease”, while the b-side features an exclusive remix by producer extraordinaire, buscrates 16-bit ensemble. blossom floats effortlessly over hot16’s crisp production, which is punctuated by some clever chops of live bass & horns played by portland’s tony ozier & farnell newton. buscrates infuses the track with a modern funk take on the groove. by utilizing punchy drums & adding some amazing keyboard work, buscrates adds the signature flavor that he is known for.with a standout vocal performance from blossom, and two funky & unique mixes from hot16 & buscrates, the “so cool 7 inch is bound to be a dj favorite and crate staple throughout the summer and beyond.
“we hope you enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you!” that’s how tommy mccook used to greet to the audience by at every performance of the skatalites that he hosted. since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. even after 48 years, and various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable jamaican style, like only they can.
los granadians bring to earth their new probe of expansive cosmic reggae. the cosmic wave! “la onda cosmica”, the long awaited new album by the underground psychotropical titans.
the vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the full album.
die schwarzwälder jungs von liquid phonk liefern hier mit in the end there is a smile den summer-jam 2017, eine wahre beach-hymne mit erfrischenden remixversionen von den maestros lovebirds und truccy aka rainer trüby und corrado bucci.
dublin’s lime street music follows up on their debut release by marvis dee with another release from a shadowy alias in the form of esoteric orchestra. four machine driven jams packed with heavy drums, dreamy pads and lumbering bass.
keith & tex are jamaican rocksteady icons, with classics for life, such as ‘tonight’, ‘this is my song’, ‘run to the rocks’, ‘goodbye baby’ and, of course, the song ‘stop that train’, worldwide famous tune that was featured in jimmy cliff’s ‘the harder they come’ original film sound track.
the vinyl lp includes a cd-copy of the album.