fernando sanz has been steadfastly dedicated to the craft of beats and breaks since he was a young sprout of 14 years in the sun baked southern spanish port city of algeciras. under the imprint orbe records, sanz has cultivated his own thriving techno community as artist and label head. since 2014 orbe records has been lashing the block rocking techno of sanz’s comrades eduardo de la calle and steve stoll, but mostly of sanz’s own prolific moniker, orbe. as dj and producer orbe keeps the mood surreal and dreamy while deploying understated drum machine patterns to hammer the platonic solids that keep his beloved community in tact. his forthcoming 3-track “hohenheim” ep for the barcelona label, lone romantic, keeps the orbe buzz rolling. “hohenheim” kicks the record into motion with the resounding thuds of a multilayered big-room kick while bright synths and sharp edged sci-fi machinery climb the walls in obscure and narcotic patterns. “shimano’s tribute” is a study in the fundaments of techno that lull the listener with an extended 4x4 intro into a state of high mental absorption, just in time to drop the centre piece of the track, an eloquently ovular stutter sliced percussion sample. “edelweiss” sets the record on a outward course for somewhere between the hypnotic dance floor bliss of a pre-dawn sunday morning and the impending angst beholden to glimpsing the dystopian sprawl of civilisation when flying out monday morning.
lord of the isles four-track “infras” ep, on the barcelona imprint lone romantic, demonstrates macdonald’s continued mastery of tone and timbre, mood and groove. the title track kicks off by intertwining stringed synthtopia with an acidic staccato grounded in a rich low-end pulse. “w5 alpha” continues the all-enveloping warmth of “infras” base layer with a deliciously disparate palate of sounds, driven by a celestial arpeggio and a dusty collage of breaks. the b-side sets the listener loose in a garden of synthetic vines that pierce the long-decay smothering of bass with “q-bit”, a track that maintains equal kinship with the bouncing exploration of a dance floor as with the cool tones and discrete resolutions of an henri rousseau painting. “three times eleven” reads as a tribute to macdonald’s early fascination with john carpenter and vangelis soundtracks, combining emotive synth arpeggios and cyborg vocal washes in a fly-by depiction of an eerie and beautiful sonic landscape.
in-demand producer flashmob delivers a masterful two-piece assault on his hot creations debut, entitled the lone brazilian. the ep opens with the title track, fronting a funk-laden bassline and percussive, driving drums. tribalistic male and female chants break the track up, adding depth to the unfolding journey. next up, lower level supplies a deeper trip. a tight, assertive drum track counterparts a short, wandering bassline to form a settled, rolling feel. italian artist flashmob, real name alessandro magani, is a renowned producer and remixer, label owner and touring dj. since 2011 hes released on the worlds biggest labels, such as get physical, defected, kompakt, snatch! to name a few, and now delivers his bespoke sound for hot creations.
2017 saw the first two stunning instalments of lone aka matt cutlers ambivert tools series - breezy atmospheric house, stacked with floor ready trax, inspired by his red hot magic wire imprint. it also saw him present an inspired instalment for the venerable dj kicks series. (mixmag number 2 compilation 2017) now freshening up for 2018, volume 3 finds lone in vintage form - temples reconciles his love of heavy breakbeats with the nagging euphoric melodies, tracer thin synth lines and angular bass for which he is so beloved. hyper seconds once again displays cutlers ability to channel the grooves of classic us house with a banging rhythm track and glistening gated arpeggios contrast perfectly for a rugged peak time bliss out. with this latest instalment of ambivert tools its fair to say that cutler has proved himself one of the most consistent delivers of quality dancefloor tackle that perfectly balances the need for radiant melody harmony with tough grooves and psychedelic experimentation.
deep club resident dj and head strobe controller lone dancer marks our label s 4th entry with his first solo 12- on vinyl. after finishing two quality tape albums in 2017 already for jacktone and always human tapes, -house is a tunnel- arrives packed with 4 club-ready jagged tekno bangers and one cut for the chillout room. side a - communication: the title track is a sure-fire party starter centered around a thick kickdrum and a repeating synth rhythm laced with weird percussion and synth stabs trickling through the texture. next, -po12-3- combines crisp claps, hats, and a central synth theme that calls for an intergalactic rave. -colony dwelling- kicks off the transportation side, taking our extraterrestrial dancers to a new dimension steeped in fog juice and flangers. -floor- has a chill intro until it launches into a gritty track that throws broken kickdrums and distorted synths in every direction. finally, -night rain- puts the party to rest utilizng soft pads while hinting at moments from the night before. overall, -house is a tunnel- is a fitting dance-centric conglomeration of lone dancer s unique style of jacking techno, broken beats, and spaced out tracks that has set him apart in 2017. —ryan scannura
eric estornels lone romantic releases -anomaly-, the new ep of the veteran english-born, france-based producer carl finlow. -anomaly- is the 3rd instalment, following estornel’s maceo plex album -solar- and the return of his mariel ito alias with the -2e komst- ep, remarking the distinct sound of the label once again, while pushing a step forward at the same time. with the relaunch of mariel ito, the electro and idm alias of estornel, that was active in the early 2000s with releases on modern love or scsi-av and that will see a retrospective album from that time on r&s records, lone romantic is a new suitable platform for carl’s music. however, from the 90s until today, his vast catalog traverses through the most relevant labels out there such as warp, soma, klang, scsi-av, novamute, satamile, electrix and his own 2020 vision. -anomaly- is a four-tracker showcasing classic electro schemes with ease. a frenetic mysticism and a meditative melancholy stand behind the most innovative trajectories of funk, within a mood much divergent than the usual conservative reverence towards the genre.
back in the area. banoffee pies original imprint continues with bp007. the more serious and leftfield off shoot under the labels wing this time inviting the introduction of two new label members on this 4 track va. toma kami opens the a1 with the title rivershells, a slowly erupting swirl of percussion and progressive drums. a real head turner. the a2 comes from pablo marco with his second addition to banoffee after his breakbeat power track on their black label series imprint earlier in the year. murmuring vocals and a swirling feeling with all about - sure fire dance floor reset button included. the b1. comes from liem & eddie ness, whos split ep with acs on the earlier released bp005 analog acid record was enough to invite a return appearance this time with leftfield fujiyama, and welcoming of k-lone previously known for his involvement on the powerful bristol label, wisdom teeth with a down tempo track with warm spherical sounds.
american dj & producer eric estornel aka maceo plex is set to relaunch his old moniker called mariel ito in 2018. the mysterious alias was active during the early 2000s and flourished from estornel’s experimentation on electro sounds before he would become known worldwide as maceo plex. he delivered a bunch of releases under this moniker during 2005 and 2006 including an ep on modern love and an album on scsi-av, to name a few. estornel will come back with a first mariel ito ep in 12 years. this new single titled 2e komst will land on january 26th on his fresh imprint lone romantic, that he launched with the recent maceo plex lp solar last summer. the ep brings two new tracks sintex49 and dmode90 that illustrates the electro edge of his sound with the recognizable obscure synths and electrifying samples of his productions. all tracks written & produced by eric estornel
following on from his intimate entry into the dj-kicks mix series, lone is putting out a vinyl only ep of all the unreleased tracks from it. the horizontal mix tapped into all of lones influences, from hip-hop to house, idm to techno. it also showcased some producers signed to his own magic wire label, and of course the back bone was built from some of the nottingham mans freshest new productions. they come after celebrated releases on werk discs, r&s and dekmantel, and include dance floor aligned eps and more rounded full lengths designed for close listening. here he sits in between the two across three thrilling cuts. opener ‘saturday night is a breezy bit of deep house with crisp boom-baps and swirling pads that lend it a dreamy, ethereal feel. spoken word snippets are stitched into the groove and the whole thing is as frictionless and feel good as house comes. next up, ‘arc is a little more direct, with scattered snares flapping over dry wooden kicks. its a punchy bit of house latest dj-kicks mix star kerri chandler would be proud, and comes overlaid with spring time flutes and luscious pads as a classically inclined bassline powers things along. last but not least is ‘alpha wheel 4 (ambient mix), a kaleidoscopic passage of suspensory sound scuffed up glassy surfaces trapping you in rays of refracted light from start to finish. all three tracks exhibit lones authentic, lived in and lo-fi aesthetic, and as a result slip perfectly into his ever more essential discography.
ten years after his first release, uk artist lone is putting out his first ever commercial mix cd. his entry into the celebrated dj-kicks series lands on 29th september and features four of his own new and exclusive tracks. born matt cutler and raised in nottingham, lone has emerged as a standout artist over the last decade. starting out making hip hop, he has distinctly evolved with each new release. yet whether making house, breakbeat or jungle, his music always remains identifiable thanks to its bright melodic colours. as well as running his own magicwire label—home to early albums like emerald fantasy tracks and recent music from ross from friends, who features here, and project pablo—he has also released on werk discs and dekmantel. over the course of three full lengths since 2012, though, he has also become an essential artist in the modern r&s family. lone’s dj-kicks very much feels alive, lived-in and authentic. it is a hugely personal view into his unique musical world and marks another landmark entry into !k7 s long running series.
the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
hot on the heels of mays ambivert tools volume one lone aka matt cutler delivers the second instalment of breezy atmospheric house, stacked with floor ready trax, inspired by his red hot magic wire imprint. first up is the tropical percussion and telescoping arpeggios of a minds eye melody, displaying cutlers talent for a nagging melody it comes on like tangerine dream remixed by 808 state pulsating drums, hymnal chords and gooey sub bass. looking glass calls to mind a mood ii swing dub - truncated stabs and jacking rhythms overlaid with shimmering resampled piano chords that give way to a slashing fm riff that contrasts sweetly. in the b2 slot cutler unfurls a hushed, 6 minute balearic reprise of the a minds eye melody, heartstopping emulator ii chords and harp glissandi wash over a wistful flute figure pedal to sweetly memorable effect. ambivert tools finds cutler a true master, at the top of his game - taking all he’s learned over his many years of beat exploration and condensing it down into rugged house stacked full of nagging melody / harmony that feels fresh and vital to 21st dance floors.
acclaimed us dj and producer maceo plex has announced the release of his long awaited studio album solar. the climax to a lead up that included last years 7-track journey to solar, and 2015s 2 track solar sampler, solar is due for release on his brand new label lone romantic. lone romantic is a new electronica based label it will focus on albums and will also open its doors to releasing more avant guard and leftfield singles.
following lone aka matt cutlers stunning sixth album levitates hallucinogenic joyride through breakbeats, he returns to r&s with ambivert tools the first in a series of eps for the floor returning to hypnotic 4/4 excursions. inspired in no small part by the rich seam of house that he’s been excavating with his fine magicwire imprint, a refreshed cutler delivers an ep stacked with sure-fire bullets, crafted for his intoxicating dj sets. first up is crush mood - crunching drums, lush resampled chords and dulcet female vox combine into a heady, peak-time rush. chroma comes off like a lost 90s anthem, with its shimmering vibes, airy chords and bumpy rhythm track. b-side closer from a past life could well be the strongest track on the ep - hazy emulator ii chords, spiral arpeggios, gooey bass and woozy african percussion that finds lone digging deeper into some of his more esoteric house music influences. ambivert tools finds cutler a true master, at the top of his game - taking all hes learned over his many years of beat exploration and condensing it down into rugged house stacked full of nagging melody / harmony that elegantly pays tribute to bygone years whilst simultaneously feeling fresh and vital to 21st century dance floors.
lone aka matt cutler presents his sixth album ‘levitate’ – which marks a point of departure from the inviting warmth of ‘reality testing’s blend of hip hop and house. the listener is taken on a rapid joy ride through breakbeats that at times will leave them gasping.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
denver producer & deep club resident makes his vinyl debut with 2 banging yet deep house-leaning techno tracks + remix from lone dancer. the elastic groove is a foundation for dreamy synth pads, with the remix taking it further into techno territory.
*one hand in the air* bezieht sich beispielsweise auf *so appalled* von kanye west - manfred mann hat dessen original nun neu arrangiert. mit the prodigy und disco boys verfährt manfred mann genauso. zudem liest sich die gästeliste beeindruckend: till brönner spielt auf jedem zweiten stück trompete, kris kristofferson leiht einem stück seine stimme und kanye west ist natürlich auch zu vernehmen. zudem wagt sich manfred mann an neuinterpretationen von klassikern wie *light my fire* oder *we will rock you* - absichtlich stücke, die weltweit hinlänglich bekannt sind. manfred mann erklärt: *gerade weil jeder die stücke in- und auswendig kennt, habe ich in meinen interpretationen die optimale freiheit. wenn ich passagen weglasse oder neu arrangiere, denkt der hörer diese ja trotzdem mit*. neuinterpretationen - von bob dylan bis bruce springsteen - haben manfred manns gesamte karriere geprägt, *lone arranger* führt diese tradition somit fort. und keine frage: das album bleibt bei aller konzeption typisch manfred mann, nicht zuletzt weil die spielfreude am keyboard vernehmbar ist.
villalegre recordings is a project born between the ocean shore and the mountains, north and south, from ice and fire flames. an initiative developed in order to project certain music imaginaries, a thought whose birth is somehow related to some space out of earth.
the hyper-chromatic music of matt cutler marks him out as a true impressionist, as lone, he drizzles brightly coloured melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. on cutlers fifth lone album, reality testing, released on r&s, he sends notes and chords rippling delicately into space before allowing them to disperse, each oozing beautifully away into the background fabric of the music. combined with rhythms that ebb and flow, shifting from propulsive club constructions to beatific coastal hip-hop, it is a sensuous, immersive, heady experience, and easily his most accomplished and selfcontained work to date.
the double vinyl comes with download code for the full album.
the lone roamer is the experimental and deep side of riccardo dagostini, inspired by a dystopian world in which almost all the life forms are dead after an unspecified event. wandering alone through that devastated world is not just a physical act, it is a real personal and deep journey.
*airglow fires* is the first new lone material to emerge since his masterful *galaxy garden* album, his most complete body of work to date. departing from the themes of the rave/hardcore revival and cinematic interstellar travel, *airglow fires* sees him exploring a more considered and intimate sound alongside a rediscovered love of classic hip-hop, as he explains: i love hip hop and house music when it is at it is rawest - to me airglow fires has that kind of 90s basement vibe to it, where the lines between the two genres are kind blurred.
wiederveroeffentlichung des albums von 1982 als vinyl-lp. der artist lone ranger(buergerlich anthony waldron) startete seine karriere bei studio one und gehoert zu den großmeistern des deejay-genre - seine bims, rights und ribbits haben sich nachhaltig als zeitlos bewiesen.
vinyl only, last run of 200 copies. a bristol-amsterdam-berlin collaboration – deadly, ruff, bassheavy breakbeat science at 130-something bpm. reminiscent of early metalheadz/reinforced-style drumfunk, but current in rhythm and feel.
killer! this a-side has become my biggest tune of the moment, everybody is asking about this – francois k
this sounds great, really into them both – ben ufo
brilliant stuff!! – appleblim
ahhhh – i love this! – untold
will be playing – jackmaster
quality quirky funk, love it! – ben sims
first up is lone, recent album recruit to the re-animated r&s, who takes the fake original and makes it very much his own, the wistful strains of >paean< slotting seamlessly into lones seductive wobbly, wonky, early nineties retro-futurist world view, to extremely playable effect. fresh from his own new lonely at the top album duty, lukids rework is a more radically transformative affair, sprinkling his trademark bass heavy hypnotic drum mantras with a suitably warped smattering of fakes mystical twinkles. and as a final a2 bonus, fakes own contemplative coda mix seeks to wring every last drop of ambient goodness out of his utopian original.
limited to 500 copies, this ultra-collectable 10 inch vinyl release comes as a perfectly timed companion to nathans impending tour support duties in the company of forefathers of uk electronica and fake childhood heroes orbital.
there has been a recent resurgence of the deep and dark foundation sounds. no one is building made-for-system music quite like kaiju, arguably two of the finest producers in the 140bpm space. dont be fooled into thinking they are not pushing the genre though, kaiju are building a monstrous back catalogue that will be celebrated by those that know for years to come. support from the likes of youngsta, biome, distance, truth, vivek, thelem, n-type and many more.
PLACEMENT REMIXES EP (LONE REMIX, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE RMX)
12" Vinyl D14.05.12
hot on the heels of midlands placement ep, aus returns with a remix 12inch featuring lone & motor city drum ensemble. both producers deliver deep, melodic reinterpretations of the originals, with lone accentuating midlands signature sound (whilst flawlessly incorporating his own neon tinged atmospherics) and mcde dubbing out the original, pushing it into throbbing raw cuts territory. both producers are at the top of their game. lone is dominating 2012 with a residency at manchester hot-spot hoya:hoya, a full length dropping in may via r&s that will surely occupy the top of many year end lists, and remixes for radiohead, tensnake & underworld already under his belt. jazz enthusiast motor city drum ensembles sample-based raw cuts series made him a household name within the deep house scene and last years dj-kicks mix set him apart from the pack with its on point mixing and musical diversity. his notable november 2011 boiler room set is considered one of the finest, and is just another example of why mcde has been, and will remain to be, a musical force to be reckoned with. next up on aus will be an ep from bicep & friends with a remix from panoramabar resident steffi.
double 12 inch vinyl, including cd-version of the full album.
galaxy garden, the latest album by electronic explorer lone, already seems one of 2012s most hyped releases. following our in-depth interview with the man, weare handling the uk premiere of a teaser trailer for the album, made by konx-om-pax. its your first chance to hear new music from the record ... perhaps the most lasting realisation of lones vision of dance music yet - and it looks stunning to boot. what more could you want? r&s will release galaxy garden on may 5, its lead single >crystal caverns 1991< is out this month.
beatific uk producer matt cutler, aka lone, has been on a pretty excellent run in the past 18 months, he released the beautiful emerald fantasy tracks at the tail end of 2010, and followed it up with last years solid debut for r&s, the echolocations ep. on may 7, that label will release cutlers proper emerald follow-up, galaxy gardens, >crystal caverns 1991< is the first single. galaxy gardens will feature vocal contributions from machinedrum and anneka.
dubbed the godfather of french electro by i-d magazine and considered to be royalty of the french electronic music scene, joakims diverse and trendsetting musical tastes have earned him a pretty damn big global rep. on the labyrinth ep you can catch joakims darker dj friend extended mix, a lush analog slow burner from canadian duo and domino records regulars the junior boys, an even slower - borderline chopped and screwed - melodic mix from uk producer lone and a dirty arpeggiated beast from deadstock 33s and stopmakingme. future classic have been working with joakim in australia for some time now - touring him down under, partying and hosting shows together, trying to get him to go surfing with us and even getting him to put some club touches on future classic alumni mitzi. what a record!
soul jazz records are releasing the second single by rocketnumbernine, an intense electronic progressive experimental monster!
their first single was released on kieran hebdens (fourtet) own label and rocketnumbernine have been touring and performing alongside fourtet since 2010.
this is a very limited 12 inch single ep on soul jazz records.
teeds sound swings between overt musicality and scarily on-point dance floor intuition, tearing up gigs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs. beautiful blip and blop intro, touching vocals, and scathing drum beat break is the makeup of totally enormous extinct dinosaurs track, household goods. this is seriously good remix ep featuring mixes from justin martin, lone & 2 bears. dj support from erol alkan, annie mac & tayo.
special edition one sided lazer etched release! to celebrate us reaching our fifth vinyl release, we decided to mark the occasion with something special. wigflex 005 will be a one sided 12 inch featuring >all those weird things< by porno music making badman lone, accompanied by lazer etched wigflex graphics on the flip. super limited edition! supported by james holden, will saul, pangaea, shortstuff, thomalla, red rackem.
REMIXES (STAFFAN LINDBERG , LONE , THE ANALOGUE COPS)
12" Vinyl D06.06.11
following steffis debut long-player >yours & mine<, the story continues with three special remixes, each re-interpreting a key track, courtesy of staffan lindberg, lone and the analogue cops. swedish newcomer staffan lindberg, already promoter and dj on the malmö/stockholm scene, is a recent favourite of steffi for his tracky, fresh house sound. this hypnotic, rave- tinged mix of >yours< weaves an intricate tale for the dancefloor - nothing is rushed as the classic elements have so much room to shine in his fluid arrangement. recent r&s signing lone is becoming well known for his warbling strings, wandering melodies and glissening old school flavours. this remix is no exception and sees him work the chicago-vibed >arms< into a magical cosmic future-acid trip. berlin based duo the analogue cops aka marieu and lucretio have brought the house down many a time with their stomping live shows in the capitals clubs and warehouses. their pumping remix of >you own my mind< is tight, middly and uncompromising - a perfect example of the rough, tripped-out house vibe they live and breathe.
knight moves - the last single from ivory tower after the locarno film festival prize-winning feature film ivory tower, the soundtrack chosen by apple for their ipad ad, the singles never stop on phantasy records (erol alkan), i am europe on boysnoize records and the inter-planetary hit you can dance with its near 1 million youtube views, here the last single from ivory tower. starring the exclusive chilly gonzales solo piano version as well as the original album version, the tracklist ist completed by 2 remixes: dj koze - the master of the abstract and romantic productions turns knight moves into a sweet hiphop soul version, using feists vocals only. lone - newcomers from london with releases of r&s and boysnoize rec, takes the original idea of the song and gives it a more electronic-house feeling. from his own words his best remix to date
repress in black vinyl !!! with coreshine voodoo, wunderkind lone makes his r&s debut and we are super hyped to have him along for the ride! with these 6 tracks we have got a honing of the styles we saw on display on emerald fantasy tracks with a stronger focus on the floors of detroit & chicago, which sits so perfectly in the newly invigorated r&s camp.