this time sound department ascolti is pleased to announce a second release of black series with his (p)resident dj luciano esse. it is a 3 tracks ep with an original one by luciano esse and two techno-bomb remixes from arnaud le texier and techno veteran mark broom. good techno and hypnotic vibes for killing the dancefloor!
CERULEAN REMIXES (LUCIANO, MOFFA X TROXLER, BRUNO PRONSATO & CLOVIS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK23.05.18
2017 saw cesar merveille & ryan crosson deliver their second long player in the shape of cerulean, drawing on their modern classical, jazz, ambient and abstract influences to create yet another unique listen featuring collaborations with a classical pianist, trumpet, guitar and double bass players. here we see those original parts eschewed into something entirely fresh from friends and close associates of the duo. leading on the release is cadenza boss lucianos sous le sol interpretation of arp, which twists and turns through the hypnotic chimes and emotive piano chords of the original whilst stirring in luciens signature modulating and intricately evolving rhythmic style. following is a collaborative rework from new yorks phil moffa and seth troxler which employs ethereal synth drones and stuttering vocal cuts alongside a bumpy percussive drive and pulsating subs. perlons bruno pronsato steps up next to remix even tides, delivering his typically raw and emotive style via glitched out, mind-bending percussion, elongated bass drones and cleverly reshaped cuts of the originals cinematic elements. l.as clovis then closes the package with his remix of nordic bummers, employing shuffled hats, lumpy subs and crunchy claps at its core whilst horn swells and aiy atmospherics ebb and flow throughout.
damian lazarus magical live project the ancient moons returns today with their new single five moons. the band led by lazarus, is comprised of ben chetwood on drums, rob gentry on keyboards, and new vocalist j appiah. on five moons they are also joined by the australian punk sensation chela for a dubbed out, soulful excursion into the darker recesses of the dancefloor. the ancient moons first debuted in 2014 with lovers eyes, and followed that with the acclaimed album message from the other side, dubbed a a journey into technos dreamiest recesses by the fader and a psychedelic masterpiece by vice. since then the ancient moons have travelled the world with their highly immersive live show, supported roisin murphy on tour and played at glastonbury festival and melt! amongst others. last year the band resurfaced, after locking themselves away to record in the italian countryside, with i found you, which nabbed a bbc essential new tune and stunning remixes from black coffee and patrice baumel. today five moons offers another glimpse into this summers forthcoming album.
luciano lamanna debuts on concrete records with his new ep -atto di dolore-. grimy and sinister like an horror movie soundtrack melting with dark and deep techno, -atto di dolore- leads you straight into the darkest side of the dancefloor. slow, gentle and obsessive, comes with a long remix by positive centre on b side.
memento records is proud to announce the licensing of -brain freeze-, originally produced by carl craig as tres demented and released on his legendary planet-e in 2006. for this exclusive re-issue on memento, carl s original stems have been remixed and rearranged by luciano. his additional production has tuned up -brain freeze- into an even sharpened peak-time weapon, rich of intense sequenced synthesisers and thrilling breaks rotating around a fistful of crushing cuts of the original voice hooks. the original mix is a memorable dark, relentless, acidic track pervaded by the wild shouts that have defined the tres demented project, a never ending ascension of attracting percussions and funky bites, running now on the wide grooves of the whole vinyl side.
cadenzas head honcho luciano teams with house music legend david morales up for esperanza a long awaited release that will fire up the summertime. david and luciano composed the track together but then each one refined his own personal mix. lucianos flow latino mix is a long tribalistic ground moving crescendo with a sub-frequency dense kick and sparkling nuyorican flavoured percussions. the hand drums ensemble ride a magnetic bass provoking a state of hypermnesia slowly reaching a climax of celestial chords. this subtle spectral progression finally breaks down a feeling of positive trust and spiritual healing. david morales red zone mix is a lengthy dramatic ascension with a darker feeling. stretched textures are the background of a constellation of scattered percussions, over which fast paced hi-hats subliminally introduce evocative strings and arpeggios, as they were coming out, at last, as the hope from the pandoras box.
luciano continue his newly launched basaec imprint with * saved & slaved*, a two-track release featuring collaboration with argenis brito. swiss-chilean producer and dj luciano has been at the forefront of underground electronic music for quite some time now, heading up the infamous cadenza imprint and releasing material for some of the industry’s leading labels such as perlon, desolat, cocoon and poker flat amongst many others. here we see luciano back on his recently launched basaec label, delivering some of his signature stripped-back, dynamic and emotive material ‘lost in lymbo’ takes the lead and sees luciano offer up a typically intricate twelve-minute excursion with subtly modulating and evolving percussion, spiralling synth swells, sporadic vocal chants and a smoothly unfolding aesthetic resulting in an archetypal and intriguing production from this forever forward-thinking artist. the latter half sees luciano paired with fellow cadenza artist argenis for ‘pato’s track’, stripping back the vibe to a raw cowbell and rim shot percussive-led state whilst lumpy subs, vocal murmurs and subtly unfolding flute like melodies ebb and flow throughout the composition.
straight from the raves of the 90’s luciano lamanna comes back on scuderia with a brand new killer ep: obscure and devastating, “the nihilst” destroy all your certainty biting you with doubt and sin. pure italian techno without any compromise.
luciano lamanna & cosimo damiano, known together as assalti industriali, release a split ep on love blast. four tracks of heavy acid techno, an assault to the dancefloor on 4/4 to put your head into the speakers.
originally released in 2014, lucianos ‘the great amael is an enchanting and endearing trip, a lo-fi bubbling groove and dusted hammond organs that hustle along whilst live percussion cuts through the oceanic atmospherics. two years on, and cadenza music call upon a brace of remixers to provide fresh and unique interpretations of this hidden gem in lucianos catalogue.
“la conquista di luna” (the moon’s conquest, 1969) is composer luciano michelini’s masterpiece, one of the rarest and most sought italian lp’s, an imaginary sci-fi soundtrack enriched by the presence of th e legendary singer edda dell’orso on some tracks. drawing its structure from classical and orchestral soundtracks, the album is tinged with prog elements ahead of their time, soft psychede lia and moments of sheer genius: more than 40 years after its first release, it still guarantees a jaw-dropping listening experience.
the vinyl release includes the album on cd.
“in vitro” by luciano lamanna is the second release by multiple. a direct, explicit and harmful record marked by silences, pauses and granitic beats. created entirely with the use of a modern eurorack modular synthesizer, the album consists of 6 long avant-garde electronic tracks. a melancholic and introspective dive into the oblivion, a vision of the future through the eyes of the past. limited edition 180 gram black double vinyl, featuring contributions by eugenio carìa (saffronkeira), luca t. maii (zu) and manuel mazzenga (der noir). artwork by matteo nasini.
electronic music has always had a special affiliation with space, and the sounds of the cosmos. an inherent love of all things sci-fi, galactic and otherworldy has always been a common thread, especially with techno producers, and so its always a pleasure to come into greater contact with the science of these sounds when creating new music. project alma is a new collaboration between lucianos cadenza records label and the alma sounds initiative that bridges two sets of individual passions, that of lucianos love for music, and alma astronomer antonio hales love of the universe.
debut release for scuderia, luciano lamanna moon child is a dancefloor killer blending hyopnotic synth with buried harmonic echoes over a violent kick and a powerful bassline. another heavyweight takes care about the remix: unit moebius anonymous. he reworks the track adding an acid noise trace that leads into extraterrestrial war march recalling cynical atonal techno form. pressing on translucent vinyl.
7 DIRECTION(S) (DENNIS FERRER, MATTHEW HERBERT REMIX)
12" Vinyl D07.12.15
you can guarantee that luciano always comes through with a signature tune once a year, and of late has leisurely road tested singles like rise of angel and cachai at clubs, festivals and at his ibiza residencies for full seasons, before releasing the fruits of his labor. and so 2015 throws up 7directions featuring jaw on the vocal, a mesmerizing and low-slung track thats already getting pole position in lucianos sets, ending his momentous off-sonar show at el poble espanyol with it, as well as becoming a staple at his weekly vagabundos residency at space in ibiza this season.
after celebrating 10 years in the business in 2013, cadenza records reach another milestone in a stretch that has made a big impact both on the musical and nightclubbing landscapes. the 100th release from cadenza comes, aptly, from label boss luciano. reviving his lucien-n-luciano moniker especially for the occasion, the label will release grace of an art in march. the single comes backed with another new production, ‘rickson trephala’ and the vinyl release will come accompanied by a limited edition cd featuring a mammoth 60-minute track, grandly titled ‘timeless song for lovers of the morning enlightenment’.
cadenza head honcho, luciano, often collaborates with many other artists, his constant touring schedule blessing him the opportunity to write and produce music with a multitude of like minded producers, and on into the aether, we get the first part of a two part series of tracks composed with various other cadenza personnel.
luciano esse s own blend of techno has led him to release on acclaimed labels such as safari electronique, trapez ltd and material among others, and to be invited as a special guest on john digweed s kiss 100 radio show. his decade long gig schedule has seen him take the stage at superclubs like fabic
sometimes, things can be worth waiting for, and the rift valley by rebelski is a project that has lingered in the cadenza psyche (and record boxes) for well over a year. already a staple in the dj sets of luciano and other cadenza personnel, the piece finally gets a full release with remixes from lee van dowski, and luciano himself this summer.
incl. huge luciano remix!! after remixing idriss ds smash-hit cross my mind, lausannes mirko loko is back on memento with a superb release taking us on a journey of delicate melodies and aethereal atmospheres, showing his unique talent in creating brilliant song structures and compositions.
this latest offering sees luciano esse offer up three brand new slices of deep techno that give an insight into the musical world of this superb producer. from the spacious opener the foul through the darkly hypnotic the laziest man and on to the edgy and percussive black stick there is nothing but quality from beginning to end. another sterling release from a truly exciting label and a producer at the top of his game.
one of the standout tracks from gigolos cd twelve compilation last year. now hell has invited two influencial dj/producers to bring m&ms hypnotic workout (and the voice of singer cleydys villalon) into new contexts. big!
cesar merveille first joined the cadenza team in 2009 with the outstanding ep. descarga, produced alongside fellow artist pablo cahn and garnering high critique from industry and public alike. a well known and much loved figure within candenzas vagabundos ensemble and equally the international club circuit, it is with great pleasure that cadenza welcome cesar for his debut solo release on the label. maayancholy is a beautiful and heart wrenching record, showcasing the delicate and fiercely musical palette of the french producer. introducing with shimmering open cymbals. light and airy they rustle simultaneously and offer diversity via their multiple manipulation. unsettled and sporadic, they splash throughout the remainder of the piece in an ethereal manner, casting light over delicate steinway piano keys and stabbing muted chord sequences. argentinean artist guti composed the aforementioned piano, his jazz and pianist training clearly used to full degree on maayancholy with simplistic singular key arrangements and piercing chord sequences. as the ascending chords rise, they dance magically alongside the pitter patter of percussive drums in a stripped back and raw demeanour. maayancholy effortlessly lays bare the emotive side of merveille through this ambient and surprising track. luciano picks up the remix duty for with a 16 minute interpretation. as condensed cymbals and piano chords are electronically warped, urgency prevails and groove sets in, securing lucianos twisted version as the perfect companion for the simplistic original. pace quickened and intensity sharpened, luciano demonstrates the clear dance floor attributes within . maayancholy in an electronic reinterpretation fit for the floor
we introduce 3 talented international newcomers as the start of a new series on wolfskuil ltd. the amount of fantastic demos we get in at the office is overwhelming sometimes. so it made sense to us to make a best of series out of all these wonderfull tracks. three can sometimes be to much for an intimate conversation, but definitely not in this case.
paulatine was born with the idea of capturing the personal sound of uner, undoubtedly one of the most exciting spanish djs and producers of recent times. big with mathias kaden, solomun, t. schumacher, andrew grant, anthony collins, danny howells, steve parry, lele sacchi, ben watt, butch and many more
luciano must be feeling generous. oour swiss-chilean hero returns with a major double-pack for cadenza proper, featuring four more remarkable tracks that capture his many versatile talents, from driving house tools to psychedelic anthems to bright, melodic, electronica...