points new year, new concept: maceo plex locks down 2018 with a fabriclive mix and his new mutant series that sets out to explore the more mutated side of his signature cosmic techno further than ever before. similar to his conjure series in 2015, the new releases will reside across labels run by peers maceo respects and is inspired by, with some also featuring on his much loved ellum imprint. correspondant are proud to release the debut ep, mutant 1. three tracks deep, each version tells the same story from a different perspective, mutant disco tells it from the bassline’s point of view as a latent funk thumps with wry mischief, mutant dx shows things from melodic side with its rolling bulbous bass lead while mutant moog closes the ep by surging us even deeper into the stars with a crisp sinewy arpeggio that sucks us in and, like all card carrying mutants, refuses to let us go. time to mutate.
after agoria and oxia, dino lenny is now entering the sapiens family. founder of frenetica and fine human records, dino lenny starts young as a dj in a small radio in cassino (italy) and after a while he moves to london where soon he starts enjoying successful releases on labels like ellum, innervisions, crosstown rebels, exploited, yoshitoshi, toolroom, suara and many others. dino also gaines notoriety remixing underworld, missy elliot, timbaland and collaborating with everyone from scissor sisters to wutang clan and madonna. in 2015 dino signes to ellum 3 eps in a row its saturday, living in a song & the anthem this is a love song. 2016 sees dino remixing in partnership with seth troxler the magic room out on seth’s label (play it say it) and contemporary on innervisions a certain distance with a great rework from label boss dixon himself. this year correspondant will take part in this exciting journey with a track that dino wrote with fiberroot called suddenly meanwhile his label fine human records continues building nicely with great support. the italian wizard just got remixed by agoria & maceo plex and his original mixes of shoot me to the sky/ this time we take it easy will be out soon on sapiens. exciting electronic days for lenny! tracklisting 1 shoot me to the sky (maceo plex remix) 2 this time we take it easy (vinyl edit) 3 shoot me to the sky (extended mix)
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.
though quality techno is regularly associated with the colder climates of berlin and detroit, the recent developments happening on the iberian peninsula have been hard to ignore. one of the region’s more interesting and consistent producers in this decade has been maceo plex, owner of the ellum audio label. armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of signature club sounds, and with an ability to investigate ‘darker’ side of modern life (a tendency that can be heard especially well on past plex-produced tracks like “conjure balearia”), plex has located the “goldilocks zone” between funk liberation and mechanical control. mastering this balancing act is a skill that separates the best producers from the legions of also-rans: it shines through in his back catalog and is back in full force for his new “tesseract” ep on ellum.
opening this essential release is the slow and spaced out groove of replicant v1, with fat synths and dark spacecraft sounds circling you as the drums grow ever bigger. shoulder of orion then drops into a rickety groove with soulful pads stretching off to the horizon as rough drums march below. proving he has real range, motor rotor is a deep and driving track that conveys a real sense of motion as it races along an intergalactic highway, and love on time picks up the pace yet further with twisted synths roaming free above a motorik kick and icy hi hats. last of all for the digital release, replicant v2 is a spacey and dramatic techno effort with widescreen pads and gurgling synths making for a turbulent ride. first vinyl bonus cut hang on is a forceful seven minutes of eerie and cosmic techno that stretches out in all directions as manic melodies rain down from above. lastly, traktion is full of ominous drones, crashing percussion and sombre pads and makes for a dramatic and driving track that is filled with pain
ltd 2016 repress , crosstown rebels get set to unleash one of the years most highly anticipated records >cant leave you<, from one of the biggest stars of 2011, maceo plex. the flawless >sweating tears ep<, is a double headed dancefloor delight – with the equally as hot >stop you hate< on the flip. hot on the heels of his anthemic >vibe your love<, superb >your style< and killer >life index< album (crosstown rebels) – maceo plex is one of the hottest properties in dance music right now! >cant leave you< is without doubt a smash record of epic proportions. already winning over legions of fans after its outings at some of the worlds biggest dance events over the last few months, the demand for this record is now reaching fever pitch. >cant leave you< is maceo plex truly arriving at his signature sound. erics fusion of lush instrumentals and disco bounce with a darker vein of rumbling bass – along with funky hand-claps and guitars and lively synth lines, amounts to an irresistible concoction of immaculately produced dancefloor disorder. b-side >stop your hate< is going to be a fellow summer terrace favourite with an epic build and disco breakdown that showcases maceo plex at the peak of his technical prowess. just as stomping as >cant leave you< but with a murkier quality >stop your hate< is maceo flexing his interplanetary funk muscle while delivering an affirmative message to the party crowd
we are happy to welcome maceo plex to drumcode with the fourth instalment of his conjure series, conjure infinity . featuring two tracks conjure dreams and conjure floyd , both are peak time monsters that introduce two very different elements. conjure dreams utilises a groovy, melodic bass that is reinforced using tight thumping drums to shatter any dance floor into the universe. conjure floyd builds into a more heads down techno vibe with a very interesting breakdown. two sure fire tracks to ignite the floor.
maceo plex teams up with gabriel ananda to deliver the momentous solitary daze. an awe-inspiring piece of music maceo and gabriel have pulled out all the stops in creating this anthemic masterpiece. a sure fire dancefloor destroyer! the original is also deftly remixed by barnt and by north lake. the a side features north lakes infectious deeper remix whilst the flip features barnts epic revision of the original. both of which create fantastic versions of the original version, taking it off into new stratospheres. another great single from ellum, who seem to be going from strength to strength.
after stumbling across good guy mikesh and making an edit of his track *freddy* - maceo plex delved deeper into the back catalogue and decided he was bona fide ellum material… one demo request later and the *from another world ep* was born. a trio of original tracks, one of which features production partner filburt, it is dark, beautiful and warm music for cold winter nights.
maceo plex gets back to some serious business on ellum audio, this time in collaboration with half of the duo odd parents, maars and featuring a vocal by florence bird. dark, dirty and future-facing, going back is a masterstroke of sonic hypnosis with snarling bass and crisp drums underneath the epic strings and ghostly, disembodied vocal. theres a massive dub version on the flip, which loses the vocal but none of the intensity, as galloping synths imbue a dark disco vibe.
2016 repress. the london-based producer and vocalist has recently inked a deal with the legendary crosstown rebels label and is currently putting the finishing touches to a new album (the follow up to 2010s love harder). the first track to be taken from the album is emperor, which features additional vocals from kali.
the unstoppable force that is maceo plex is back on board his own ellum audio imprint after his huge collaboration with jon da silva took the world by storm and proved to be one of the biggest tracks of the year. never failing to deliver, the ‘space junk ep is another slice of dance floor magic, maceo plex style.
leftroom limited follows up a hearty contribution from waifs & strays with one of its biggest line-ups yet this october with maceo plex teaming up with odd parents and the ever-quality mark e turning in two remixes.
just in time to join in another miami attack by the rebels crew, maceo plex delivers two prime cuts, showcasing his undeniable gift for seductive grooves. aptly named frisky, maceo is clearly gearing up for the party/mating season with this next installment on crosstown rebels.
maceo plex new label ellum audio goes from strength to strength. after ellums debut single release by maceo plex >high & sexy<, eric has licensed one of his favourite tracks for a re-release. bazar >hard to find< originally came out in 2004 and is by none other than dj gregory. this re-release couldnt come at a better time, it sounds so current its unbelievable. here it comes with two new excellent remixes by maceo plex and danny daze
jonny whites, white hot no.19 music imprint closes out the year with a one sided slab of vinyl featuring one of the its biggest tunes to date, >under the sheets< by maceo plex... no.19 music continues its meteoric rise with a record that has been building momentum for most of 2010. whilst the imprint has been drawing fans by the thousands with killer singles from tannerross, modern amusement and no regular play plus the awesome soul clap compilation and samplers, there have been a number of secret tracks receiving the art department road test in preparation for their release. at the top of that pile is >under the sheets< by cuban american dj/producer maceo plex!
the unstoppable force that is maceo plex launches new label ellum audio with the flawless >high & sexy ep<, two cuts of criminally seductive house music, immersed in moody soul, brooding funk and made to be together.
the torontonian quartet, consisting of producer/musicians dinamo azari and alixander iii with vocalists fritz helder and starving yet full, have crafted a distinctive sound that references the best of dance musics past with a firm vision of its future. with manic , azari & iii mix slick modern production with retro vibes, and incredibly catchy vocal hooks with dark lyrics, striking a balance that has earned them critical acclaim and a cult following.
this limited turbo 12 inch includes remixes from red-hot crosstown rebels star maceo plex, the legendary house-cat dj sneak, and breakthrough spanish sensation borderline.
dj t.s pleasure principle album immerses itself, wholly and rapturously, into electronic musics legacy of authentic soul, helping to usher in a renaissance of groove-heavy house. following the success of the albums singles burning and sense, dj t. turns to the sultry vocal track >city life< to launch into summer anthem mode. dj t.s unconcealed dancefloor curiosity brings his body music instincts to the fore, with the classic sounding house number >city life<, shadowy quirks disarm and charm, while cari goldens uniquely programmed vocals add broad brushstrokes of texture and atmosphere. >city life< recalls the 1980s warehouse era, and finds cari crooning, siren-like >the citys in my veins…<, mixing a rough-round-the edges vocal treatment with hands-in-the-air chord stabs. the >dj t.s rework< spreads the arrangement wider, and dj t. draws even more groove from the original with his dub version. a deep bass swing drives the track, and increases its intensifying atmosphere
jin choi is a musician, producer, dj and live artist based in berlin, germany. equally focused on groove and melodic structures, his music fuses electronic and naturalistic sounds to move the head and body. once coined modern minimal, chois productions are equal parts emotion, melody and rhythm. full range is his first release on serialism records. in a recent interview, choi described himself as a burial loving music-nerd who is simply trying to create his own musical language. he has released on lessizmore, contexterrior, romanphoto & archipel, to name a few. for ser10, he joins forces with maceo plex (aka maetrik, the moniker he saves for his darker techno productions) to do just that. most known for his recent revered deep-house single, vibe your love on crosstown, plex makes the release the perfect late-night tool. first up is full range, a dubby tech-house number with ominous and increasingly glitchy repetitive vocals that remind the listener of what choi seems to already know - music is the universal language, music is no longer irrelevant. next, half baked, the eps star, manages to perfectly fuse industrial sounds with melody making a blissed-out, deep- house track. mysterious squeaks, hisses and factorial inner workings provide the backdrop while warm time-stretched freestyle vocals guide us through the production. maceos deep remix is around 9-minutes of chicago house inspired sounds layered with snappy high hats and emotive chords.
big with sis, marco carola, heidi, adam beyer, ivan smagghe and many more. elons new york city based label resolute stormed onto the scene last month with their thrilling debut from franklin de costa. his queen of mars ep met with a great wave of support from both djs and press alike and today the label return withe release number two
hot on the heels of his fantastic debut album >life index<, maceo plex releases the superb >your style< single featuring an excellent maya jane coles remix. widely acclaimed and highly innovative maceo plexs album is being heralded as >the first great dance album of the year<. >your style< is proving to be the favourite track from the album, so crosstown recruited maya jane coles the hottest young producer around to do it justice.
the lead single from the remarkable forthcoming album from maceo plex has arrived. >vibe your love< is a truly beautiful piece of house music which captures the essence and energy of the forthcoming album, complete with a sumptuous remix from wolf + lambs zev.
der renommierte us-techno/electro-dj/produzent und wahlspanier maceo plex beginnt sein fabric-mixset mit deepem electro, um dann 20 minuten lang eine 4/4 kick-drum einzuführen, die den hörer auf einen begnadeten trip aus new wave und techno mitnimmt, der sich in voiskis unveröffentlichtem megatrance 2 entlädt, um am ende in reflektion und stille zu verharren. dabei bedient sich maceo einer vielzahl an weiteren unveroeffentlichten tracks von jensen interceptor, jon hester, iron curtain, perestroika, north lake, orbe und seinem eigenen alias mariel ito.
sometimes you have to look backwards to move forwards. in the case of maceo plexs dj kicks mix, its case of looking back with a different perspective. while maceo plexs mix is composed mainly of records that are up to 20 years old, its the tone of those records that is important. eric estornel, to use plexs real name, has certainly come up with a forward-thing set that doesnt sound like much else out there.
VISIONQUEST BEACH EDITION SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION 2011
12" Vinyl UK27.03.18
repress 2018 ...following the more house & techno focused spring club collection, the visionquest dream team return with the sun-dappled summer >beach collection<, starring maceo plex, tale of us and pillow talk. part ii of the spring summer collection features a fresh selection of summer jams – a three-tiered melting pot of hot talent, dishing out a warm mix of sun drenched house steeped in soul, both dusky and bright, with an 80s disco infusion. this next installment is testament to the ever-changing moods and winds across visionquest sonic footprint. it sounds like the breeze and the heat of a memorable summer romance, soul music for the feet
following last year’s much-acclaimed solo album “mondo alterado” (hippie dance 08), original pachanga boy and hippie dance mentor rebolledo returns to the limelight with the jam-packed mondo re-alterado (hippie dance 10), tapping into his vast and varied network of friends and fellow soundsmiths. artists such as superpitcher, dj tennis, maceo plex, red axes, fango or fantastic twins deliver stunning takes on rebolledos’ unique signature sound, creating a full suite of exclusive remixes, cover versions and reinterpretations.
from the super-energetic club rumblings of maceo plex’s discotico plexico to dj tennis’ dreamy pimiento drive version of a numb gas to the future or fantastic twins’ party bomb fantastic pow pow, the journey through mondo re-alterado is full of twists and turns – a world where an epic, cinematic soundscape such as superpicher’s rainboy super space sits comfortably alongside the claustrophobic, punishing banger that fango sculpted from stand-out cut “pow pow”.
meanwhile, red axes turn the casual narrative of “life is strange, life is hard, life is great” into a bouncing workout – a great companion piece to want, danny daze and shokh’s propulsive, jagged dub version of “fears come true”. other highlights include jörg burger aka the black frame with the lush black rainbow woman, paulor’s country rock extravaganza discotico desertico and not one, but two excellent contributions from former italians do it better honcho mike simonetti. it’s a magical, surprising ride that finds beauty in contrasts – while staying tuned to rebolledo’s spirit of adventure and powerful sense of style.
(180 gtriple gatefold lp, gloss print) remixes from maceo plex & shall ochin, fur coat, extrawelt, long time musical sparring partner marc romboy, pan pot, max cooper, agents of time, dominik eulberg and many more
the reflective and psychedelic dream world of footprintz debut lp escape yourself is fully unleashed on the visionquest imprint this march and next single uncertain change is one of the twelve glowing examples of the duos esteemed sonic and lyrical wonder. reworked here by two of dance musics finest auteurs, audion aka matthew dear and maceo plex ride in full effect.
FUTURE DISCO VOL.6 - NIGHT MOVES - VINYL SAMPLER 1
12" Vinyl UK26.02.13
future disco present the first sampler in a set of two from the forthcoming volume 6 - night moves album. this collection brings 4 highlights of the album to each limited edition vinyl pressing. each sampler across the last 5 album installments has sold out instantly... this next double disc collection is sure to see the same wide spread hype.