the next collaborative release between freeride millenium and pauls musique is a terrific two-tracker from manchester artist joseph louis harland manning under his new alias los angeles with the 7? vinyl release artwork designed by daniel rajcsanyi as part of his ‘baby exhibition in austria. joseph louis harland manning was the drummer of the band wu lyf and is involved in projects like los porcos, the mancunian boyband menage a trois and dream lovers. under his other aliases he released on aficionado, cracki, ocean records and is it balearic? sub label u?ber as well as having made music videos for molly nilsson. here he is fine form across a pair of delicate and moving synth tracks. opener ‘lamour is a gentle cut that starts with celestial chords and wide-open expanses of synth before a buried deep groove slowly comes to the fore. breathy vocals also add to the loved-up, dreamy feel and the whole thing carries you away in a majestic reverie that shifts from ambience to new age house. the track features the artists own field recordings from the streets of berlin, twisting up sounds from the sidewalk into percussive notes that give an organic feel. the perfectly soothing second offering is ‘i wanna go to heaven is a gorgeous synth piece that suspends you in a crystal clear blue sky on a warm summers day. chords are smeared and stretched whilst angelic, wordless vocals drift by. it is the sound of a blissful passage to the afterlife and will leave you feeling cleansed.
lefto (belgium) and free the robots (california) found themselves on tour together a year and a half ago and had the wise idea to do a record together with the beats they were making from inspiration collected along the way. fast forward to the present, and that idea has grown into karavan - an album of international exotic melodies and heavy rhythms - that reflects the sound gather through their years of consistent nomadic touring.
gourmet beats 007 is the los angeles ep featuring introspekt, mesck, oxossi, and subtle mind. the idea behind the ep was to bring together some of the hot talent emerging out of the la bass music scene.
support from: joenice, bunzero, raggs, e3, kursk, mesck, gantz, emmo, infradub, vivek, sapleo, dub diggerz, basstrace, dubphase soundsystem, nousless, malleus, moonstones, fkof, trusik, true soldiers productions, datasetclothing, subfm.
adult contemporary have always focused on meticulous production and manufacturing throughout the catalog history. this time no different in that regard, but the approach seems to have crossed over to the visual aspect of their ninth release, a glorious offering introducing artist invisibleland, as well as, a dazzling cover illustration synchronizing the entire package. the headlining lead track is astonishing itself. -six months of no rain- is a way of life in l.a. come every september which is when this multi-dimensional masterpiece lands.
music is about discourse: it’s about ideas, about the intellectual project. anyone can build a “beat”, but not everybody can produce an interesting argument for it. this implies the idea of romanticism as a notion of tradition and respect for certain rules. romanticism understood as virtuosity in the manipulation of art production tools. virtuosi of their own methodology. certain pedigree of virtuosity is definitely needed…but in many regards it also remains an extremely conventional formalism, which is at the core of every artist. it doesn’t matter if you have to piss around in the subterranean electronic music trenches for over two decades. a true pioneer simply has to live with that sort of dichotomy. here there are two good examples.
the 2lp vinyl collectors edition of soul city los angeles sees soul music authority clive richardson select 28 of the most sought-after tracks from his 60-track 2cd compilation. these recordings served to establish the musical direction of la and neighbouring west coast conurbations in the late 1950s and early 1960s when r&b was evolving into the style that became known as soul. soul city los angeles is the latest in a series that has previously explored the nascent soul scenes in detroit, new york and chicago.
third episode in the all city los angeles series featuring the talents of ras g & the afrikan space program and the one and only samiyam.
3rd 10 of the series comes from ras_g (poobah/brainfeeder) and samiyam (poobah/hyperdub) who give us 3 tracks each. b+ comes correct on the sleeveart once again. ras needs no introduction - a fixture on the underground hiphop scene in la since the early 90s and a proud south central la resident. one of the founders of the poo-bah label he comes with three bass heavy speaker smashers! on the other side we get three tracks from samiyam with his signature synth sound, melancholy melodies and off-centre post-dilla funk.
serge santiago returns to his own arcobaleno label with two hot new edits… in serges own words…
a. serenissma: >i ve heard a couple of mixes of the original that i really liked but felt i could never play them out, it needed a bit more of an edge so i set about doing this version, really hope like it now it finally on vinyl<
b. magical body: >as nearly all italo records go, the original had a chord change that i just couldnt deal with, i took this out, eqd the bass, beefed the kick a touch and re-played the top line, it doesnt sound too bad to tell you the truth<.
amazing italo disco anthem! very obscure early italo release previously released on the cult label il discotto (comes as extended instrumental and vocal version). beside the fact this goes for top prices on ebay and has been supported by all the freaks of the industry... this is just a magical piece of music. another essential clone classic cut
SOLIPSISM (COLLECTED WORKS 2006-2013) (LTD CREAM LP + 12 INCH)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D23.10.18
limited edition cream coloured lp with bonus 12 inch. solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
carlos nino the producer is out there on his own. carlos nino the dj is also very impressive (his spaceways radio show is kid of legendary in these parts). this mix contains exclusive tracks from the likes of gb, miguel atwood ferguson, flying lotus, hu vibrational and ammon contact next to folk/jazz gems... sick (a bit expensive as it comes from japan)
strange valleys, the 2018 full-length from starving daughters, is a progression as well as a shift in sound from the la band s already-stellar previous releases. make no doubt about it that the sound of progressive rock and psychedelia still play a big role here but there s certainly a greater influence from library music on the new lp. the starving daughters vinyl impressions blog, led by chris tillotson of the band, shared the music of chris s collection of which many were library lp s. these records seemed to have seeped into the mind, body, and souls of the whole band on this strange valleys lp. everything from the instrumentation, the attention to melody, to the track-length shows the large appreciation they have for library music. that being said, this moog-heavy, psychedelic-prog-funk, california-themed record is certainly unique and adventurous. winding through the exotic roads of strange valleys is certainly a trip well worth taking over and over again.
spätestens, wenn man nur noch über seinen manager miteinander kommuniziert, sollte man konsequenzen daraus ziehen. blink-182 haben genau das getan. ihr album »california«, das bereits im letzten jahr erschien, ist eine platte voller veränderungen.
und da diese veränderungen zu einem enormen kreativen output führten, haben die punkrocker die platte jetzt sogar noch erweitert. hier ist die »california«-deluxe-edition.
180 gramm doppel-vinyl plus downloadcode im klappcover.
fall into a dream state, leave your body, here we go… fresh from launching his 909 til infinity with option 4 and storming bpm so hard he was identified by pulse radio as one of the key breakthrough acts of the mexican festival, manik returns to ovum with more visceral, physical slabs of straight-up tech funk.
erleben sie den soundtrack zu neil hamburgers existentieller angst. *entertainment* ist ein irritierender film über einen wanderkomiker, verloren am rande der gesellschaft. ein gebrochener mann, auf comic-touren durch die kalifornische wüste, weit weg in einem meer von drittklassigen veranstaltungsorten, touristischen attraktionen und eigennütziger versuche, um seine entfremdete tochter zu erreichen. tagsüber zieht er über die karge landschaft. in der nacht sucht er trost in der animation seines bühnen-ichs. durch das versprechen eines lukrativen hollywood engagements angeheizt, steht er einer reihe von immer mehr surreal und flüchtigen begegnungen gegenüber.
nicolas jaar and lunch re-issue lydias classic early spoken word cd c.o.w. (1990) on vinyl on his label other people. includes the new remix of why was i born an american featuring weasel walters invasion.
with a bountiful career of singles and ep releases, alongside a host of collaborative and solo monikers spanning a staggering fifteen years, the revenge announces news of his long awaited full length debut album, love that will not die, scheduled for release in march 2015. the first release from the full length lp is three tracker incredible shellsuit
harte kontraste, elegante schwarz-weiß-anmutung, synthetische beats und staubtrockene gitarrenriffs, ein präziser, unterkühlter gesang: sound und Ästhetik des debüts von lescop bündeln alles, was gerade cool ist. in frankreich und zunehmend darüber hinaus herrscht eine stimmung wie zu zeiten der ersten alben von etienne daho und dominique a - das aufregende gefühl, dass mit mathieu lescop ein künstler auftaucht, der eine ganze musikalische generation prägen könnte.
quest under capricorn marks a development and progression of the shaolin afronauts sound, which evokes the spirit of the mighty sun ra, mulatu astatke, fela kuti, john coltrane and a host of other free thinking musical pioneers and explorers and sets the group well apart from the glut of less explorative and imaginative groups of a similar ilk. the shaolin afronauts return with a highly original sound made up of classic influences, but tailor made for the 21st century.
tiga and zombie nation have joined forces to create the most potent dance record of the year. apocalyptic tension. panic-fueled fundowns. 2012 is approaching. the heat is now – partys over earth!
limited edition triple 10 inch vinyl in full artwork box.
paul oakenfold und perfecto records starteten vor 25 jahren parallel zur blüte von housemusik, ravekultur und balearicszene. oakenfold stieg auf bis zur nr.1 der dj mag top 100 und wurde ein begehrter topremixer (madonna, u2, happy mondays, justin timberlake, bruno mars) mit drei grammy-nominierungen. für perfecto records entdeckte und veröffentlichte er früh acts wie carl cox, david guetta, bt, timo maas und tiesto. vorliegende compilation zeigt die ganze stilistische vielfalt des labels, von ibiza-house bis goa-trance, von progressive bis soul-house, 34 charakteristische tracks in ihren besten mixen. von tophits wie not over yet (grace), finally (cece peniston) und flaming june (bt) bis clubburnern von man with no name, mozaic oder den dope smugglaz
tiga and zombie nation have joined forces to create the most potent dance record of the year. apocalyptic tension. panic-fueled fundowns. 2012 is approaching. the heat is now - partys over earth! having both rocked remarkably long and prolific careers, the members of zzt possess uncanny staying power in an industry where hype ends faster than it begins. zombie nations production credentials are impeccable, and his reputation as a live performer has made him a permanent fixture on europes main stages.