LOVE LETTERS FROM SICILY (JOHN DIGWEED & NICK MUIR REMIX)
12" Vinyl D14.09.18
it was nearly a year ago when these two graced with their hugely successful track ‘hope’ on our ‘watergate xv’ various artist compilation. matthias meyer and ryan davis come together again to deliver the stunning ‘love letters from sicily’ where infectious organic grooves pave the way for a flourishing well of emotions in the form of lush pads and shimmering sonics that unfold into a tale of epic cinematic proportions. from start to finish it’s a intimate piece of aural imagery, yet the duo always keep a keen percussive focus making it ideal for any dancefloor moment. to complement ‘love letters from sicily’, we’ve enlisted the one and only john digweed to rework meyer and davis’ original of ‘hope’, and with no surprise, he’s given it the master’s touch. staying true to the original, while at the same time reinventing the storyline and constructing tension by saving the powerful harmonies for a later climax, he’s crafted a revision that’s both driving and timeless.
loco dice has unveiled his darkly eclectic album ‘love letters, a 15-track embodiment of his diverse production range. featuring the latest single ‘were alive, the most highly anticipated record of his recent sets. dices third studio album after ‘7 dunham place and ‘underground sound suicide sees him reflecting on his musical influences and connections to dusseldorf and beyond. the album is packed with the producers typically forceful tones, which blur the lines between house and techno. utillising the bristling sounds and smooth drum beats, dices love letters album serves as an aural embodiment of the tones which make his sound so unique. throughout ‘love letters, dice uses his own vocals more frequently than on previous albums, which makes the production both trippier and more personal, representing past and present.
straight out of queens nyc, love letters makes their debut on yield. the 5th tape release is accompanied by the first vinyl release of the imprint. love letters provided 3 stunning and diverse cuts of the track ducue , traversing the variety of early house sounds.
the single mix is the classic house jam with a warm piano, jacking groove and seductive vocals by love letters themselves. xtended dick dub sets the mark at a stripped back and hot pace. its penetrating groove and thumping low end will make it impossible for any dedicated dancer to stand still and ignore the energy. on the flip side is the turtle bugg & l.l. free edit, a collaboration with dj and friend turtle bugg, which will literally vibrate the sweat off the ceiling with its 808 and 303 violence, showing no mercy for those who fail to yield.
new york is awash in emerging young dance producers of different stripes, and, with your go, the debut ep from love letters, a new name is added to the artists community who together are revitalizing the long-dormant dance scene.
limited edition in 5mm spine sleeve with printed innersleeve, multilevel embossing and cd-copy of the full album.
the new metronomy album, love letters, has a title that speaks volumes about sensations and modes of communication, about things that have always been there, and will always be here. its no coincidence either. this is a record that wants to be timeless. in its execution, love letters tries to do fresh things in an old-fashioned way. it takes richer methods of recording and injects them with the shock of the new of tight electronics, and experiments in sound. it does so not to be retro, but to embrace the quality standards of the past. it also aims to be up there with the greats, reaching for those old stars.
its been a while since we brought you the last ep on llfo by sascha dive. we havent been lazy though. now we present you another exceptional split ep, this time including tracks from christian burkhardt and daniel roth.
welcome on the other side! llfo is back on track with the next strike and the very first release for 2012. this time with michael melchner and jorge savoretti. michael melchner comes along with a genuine declaration of love to deep house music. sumu mainly build of trippy ambient sounds and sizzling hats, combined with a chunky but smooth kick, generates a warm and cozy feeling, which you will love for sure. jorges contribution sul meno has a different approach. it begins already on the dancefloor and you can hear the goal right from the start. this is modern electronic dance music
the next llfo comes as a split ep. swedish master of minimal house and argentinian techno veteran franco cinelli gathering to show underground dance musics status quo. franco cinellis da beatz on the a side, is a funky old school composition. the drums are the main plot of the track. twirling snares and classy rides accompanied by a very familiar sample give us a 1995 feeling. pandemonium on the b side, martinez contribution for this wonderful split ep, is his interpretation of modern house in perfection. as usual tight drum patterns, the for to the floor attitude and a low-fi bassline supported by a trippy vocal sample. probably one of his best work of late.
supported by: raresh, zip, ricardo villalobos and more.
noidoi are back on track! the romanian invaders team up with their second ep on our beloved sublabel love letters from oslo. after their last ep dupa joi on oslo, which was released just a short while ago, the masters of puristic funk are back again. inainte inapoi iar starts with a randomized and funky off-beat snare drum, which morphs into a deep and massive bass break anthem. then, the simple but classy melody pads lead into a typical romanian house groover, which is distinguished by his complex drum patterns and edgy percussion. the second track peloc, made of a playful oldschool melody, reminds on the good old times back in the days. a solid tool for unique moments, which can be big, if used in the right order!
right in time for the start of winter federico molinari is back on >love letters from oslo< and presents us with >chucking express< a must-have ep. the same named remix is produced by rozzo from mountain people, an artist whose name speaks for itself. >chucking express< on the a side produced by federico molinari shows an unusual track, with a funky bass line and modern hip hop vocals, which the audience immediately smitten. also the remix of rozzo holds what it promises and presents itself as a classic rozzo track with harmonious chords, driving sounds and a groovy bassline. an experience in the cold winter days!
love letters from oslo starts with the 013 in the year 2010 and presented us with johnny d and sascha dive two producers of the special kind. after his sexy and playful house track >point of no return< released by oslo does johnny submitted us a title that fascinate the listener completely through his extraordinary percussive and impulsive composition, and it granted a look behind the scenes in the literal sense. kamkama by sascha dive follows on the b side, a no less to underestimated title. this track is distinguished by its deep bass line, intensified by atmospheric chords.so one can only say an ep, which let you be full of pleasant anticipation for the next spring season.
big with ricardo villalobos, onur Özer, reboot, matthias tanzmann …
oslo greeted this time with two new artists in the family. first, massimo di lena, a young producer from naples, who was talking to his groovy sound even from itself, and on the other side saac, an artist combo.
>delirous< on the a side of massimo di lena is a classic house piece in which the name is program! the public is enthusiastically kept in the clutches of this hypno track. saac gives us on the b side >crystal< - a special kind of house tool, driving and groovie.
support by: ricardo villalobos, loco dice, zip and many more... love letters form oslo presents with the 10th release a very special producer. dj w!ld, who is also owner from catwash, has a lot of releases and remixes around already. now with >la cigogne<, he starts his contribution to the sublabel from oslo. on the a-side we have a house track called goiabada, wich the people will love becouse of the 80s touch. on the b-side we have la cigogne and roumaniaque. both tracks are very fine house tools and absolutelly dancefloor orientated. welcome dj w!ld!
with >symphony of bliss< by martinez, the oslo sublabel presents an ep as hot as the upcoming summer weeks. the a-side starts with symphonie of bliss, a housy peak time track, thats going to lift the spirits on every summer rave dancefloor, emotional fireworks included. on the flip side, a typical martinez monster-of-percussion is waiting to devour the crowd. sneaking, filtered monotony at its best. an extraordinary ep!
played by magda, loco dice, luciano !! the sublabel of oslo presents the >dos< ep, a modern interpretation of classic house grooves. two extra class club tools, which develop their effect deep, funky and drifty on the dancefloor. >dos< by federico molinari remains as usual percussive, whereas >tres< of christian burkhardt comes hypnotic. a successful ep, which is focused on the dancefloor
played by: ricardo villalobos, steve bug & matthias tanzmann minimono delights us once again with two new refreshing tracks. >stay away< is a typical minimono track, with playful cartoon-like sounds, the aesthetics of minimal and a housy groove. sounds like fun, huh? in contrast >el guapo< could be interpreted as deephouse, but the snappy beats keep your feet moving while the chord-like sounds make you want to close your eyes and just drift away.
played by matthias tanzmann, loco dice, ricardo villalobos, matt john, matthias tanzmann,. the iranian nima gorji presents a deep and driving nine minute house track, called >i got something<. with its special dynamics, intelligent arrangement and its special atmosphere its a hypnotizing dj tool. on the flip side einzelkind aka miguel ayala and arno völker are deconstructing the atmosphere of their track >el piannuccho< and create a sound pattern, that with every running minute creates more tension by slowly building up until the peak. modern house, as we like it
played by raresh, matthias tanzmann, ricardo villalobos,.. with sascha dive and johnny d. the oslo sublabel serves up two exceptional artist on rare becoming black gold. midnight blues is a deep, groovy track produced by sascha. some background vocals are charmingly pushing the track forwards, into a world, where soulful reduction meets classic house grooves. with pako mana johnny d. shows us his source of inspiration, which is based on funk, soul and loads of deepness. its a track thats characterized by its musicality and feel for groove. an odyssey of extasy
nasty & stripped down 808-heavy house cuts… big with all deep hypnotic house diggers! >dear john, hope you remember me, its laverne radix. im in oslo now. sometimes it gets cold but in my mind i hear the pa pounding of dick control. you were right, its for life! and that keeps me hot at night. you & me were getting down last summer to that low end bass and the high hats, scattered all around my body, got us closer. we were sweating so bad... i didnt want to say it... but p.s. i love you always, laverne<
with >sweet murmur< the duo fabio delletorre and ennio colaci, aka minimono, delivers a funky track, that is carried by a simple deep chord. it spreads the typical oslo vibe. a hypnotic tool with percussive elements, not too obvious, no straining for effect, but deep and driving. so is the flip side of the record, with a track called >house in the house<. it s the first release of markus fix on the olso sublabel. with this pumping, energetic house tool, he definitely points out his love to this genre.
the new sub-label from oslo records called >love letters from oslo<, run by federico molinari & nekes. the first proof of love is sent from vera & labelhead federico and includes two excellent groovin detroitish influenced techhouse monsters !!/check
botanic records presents let love kill: a new ep by experimental malaysian drummer reza othman, otherwise known as rao. fully-formed but deliberately unpolished, the release presents itself as a meditation of found sounds, ambient samples and ultimately enthralling diy sonic landscapes.
following the release of his first twelve inches in 2016, andy fox is back with another exciting maxi-ep. a rich and diverse palette of 7 tracks occupies the record, touching on italo disco, some sparks of bass driven synthwave and the late 80s house sound. ritmo! is full of melodies, injecting beats and energy that create an addictive drive and momentum. the record is featuring an impressive list of artists as vocal collaboration as well, leading to an expressive journey that evolves throughout its infectious grooves and powerful 4/4s. it’s the dynamic and propulsive power sparked by the 80s sounds that makes ritmo! an album you would want in your collection, or on your decks while playing at the club.
oh so coy presents its 3rd & 4th vinyl outings respectively courtesy of german resident marc heun. quality production encapsulates all eight tracks that move effortlessly from deep to discofied house. disc 1 takes a slightly experimental edge with some great sampling work and raw beats. disc 2 has a more summery feel with breezy disco house edits and filtered vocal twists.
ten thousand yen is very proud to announce a new signing - rimbaudian, with this stunner of an ep. we first met him at our party in nitsa, barcelona last summer. we loved his meda fury debut and asked if he’d send some tunes our way. by the time we got home, there was a new folder waiting with about 40 tracks from rimbaudian and a certain dj seinfeld. just about every single one was great, a feat we can assure you never happens. this is easily some of our favourite music right now, and we’re stoked to share it with you!
this debut release introduces everything deeper meaning stands for. full of trademark deep sounds from two of etokas finest artists, verano and paskal, who ramp up the atmosphere and slow down the tempo with two of the most unique tracks we have heard from either producer. both tracks explore that most difficult, beautiful and painful of emotions, love. add to this subject matter the warmth and feeling which can only be found on 12 inch slices of black wax, and you have something rather special indeed ...