THE MUSIC IS MADNESS (TO THOSE WHO CANNOT HEAR IT)
12" Vinyl UK18.09.18
silicone soul welcome the return of old friend justin robertson as he brings his much loved deadstock 33s project back to darkroom dubs. last spotted on the label only a matter of weeks ago with infinite interchange on the darkroom dubs presents summer love collection, here he builds on the momentum with two more singular missions deep into the timeless analogue abyss. whats more, they come covered with a print of one of justins very own hand-drawn pieces. dr. spectro on the frontier marks the start of this new deadstock trip. celebrating the lesser spotted dc super villain who could control people’s emotions with a brazen line or two of sinewy acid what starts off dark and gnarly gradually unfolds into a much more emotional narrative. watch out for the harmonic riff that rekindles feels of raving fields and a salvo of chords towards the climax that genuinely will control your emotions. the music is madness (to those who cannot hear it), meanwhile, is more than just a poetic title. already a summer anthem at a love from outer space, it s a roomy, cosmic affair that’s laced with layers of trippy textures and chugs at a cool 120. its one of justin’s classic signature smouldering sessions, what ostensibly seems forlorn and introspective is actually coded with deep hope and positivity. youd be mad not to hear it. youd be mad not to stay tuned too. for the first time in darkroom dubs history, this release and all this years vinyl dispatches will be released digitally as part of an end of year compilation, tales from underground vol. 1 and will also feature an exclusive silicone soul remix of rigopolar & cannibal inks thousand years before. and to round the year off? the long-awaited new single from silicone soul themselves.
detroit producers omar s & brian kage team up to bring you thru the madness ep. thru the madness has all the elements of a classic dance music collaboration. the tune showcases omar s raw and funky analog bass playing and drum programming combined with brian kage signature warm melodic synth lines and chord structures. the clever use of a catchy 90’s vocal sample helps solidify and unify the composition. thru the madness (honk & nik mix) takes a deeper approach by adding a deep detroit-style dx pad, nile rodger-esque funk guitars parts, and vintage drum breaks that will keep the party moving into the late night hours. like dutch & dillon from predator, some times you gotta get thru the madness!
all tracks of the ep are accompanied by idil meos soft as summer rain vocals and lyrics rhyming on stories of streets. the ep will be released under kanto records label, the newly established contemporary platform focused primarily on experimental music and the arts, founded by oceanvs orientalis himself. featuring many esteemed musicians such as ilhan ersahin, idil mese, hasan gozetlik and ali ceyhun kartalsuna, general tales of ordinary madness ep consists four tracks, recorded over a year in new york and istanbul.
following a number of exciting tunes released on the renowned quintessentials, here comes mat chiavarolis first long-player no stranger to madness. warm fostex tape hisses and mpc swings, the guy from the pescara hills delivers 10 tracks for both your dancing and listening pleasure.
lee van dowski makes his debut on the mighty crosstown rebels with three delectably dark soundscapes in the tale of ordinary madness ep. the talented producer delivered a stunning ep for crosstown sub-label rebellion back in 2015 and this follow up exceeds all expectations. the title track is based on a text from charles bukowski’s my madness. opening with brooding intensity it evolves with haunting synths and subtle acid laced over a pitched down male vocal. on the flip the great escape and rapidplatz follow suit advancing with dark, hypnotic layers. french born, zurich based lee van dowski has toured the world many times over, as party of luciano’s vagabundos troupe and as an individual artist. his impressive discography covers labels including wagon repair, cocoon, suara, soma, rekids, bpitch control, ilian tape, and mobilee. this year shows no signs of slowing down with a release for nicole moudaber’s mood followed by this heavy-weight release for crosstown rebels.
180 gram doublevinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve. total madness is the definitive compilation of the best that these british heroes of madness have to offer, finally available on two 180 gram of vinyl. all the hits are included on the album: “one step beyond”, “baggy trousers”, “our house”, “night boat to cairo”, “it must be love” and many more
cr= craig richards, va= volkan akin, jt= josh tweek, yy= yonatan yudkovitz, jm= jesse morrison, h= hamid hpls 002 sees the concept unfold a little bit more by showcasing six of the different collaborations featured on the forthcoming releases. the highlight would be indeed the collaboration with all time favourite ,and fabric da, craig richards. the result captured perfectly the mind bending essence that you usually encounter in his early morning or after party sets .tracks with volkan akin, josh tweek and jesse morrison will fit perfectly in more conventional narratives, when the live saxophone from yonatan yudkovitz compliment a more down tempo and experimental exercise.
josé james is reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary r&b on “love in a time of madness”. even for an artist as creatively restless as james, “love in a time of madness” is something new: an r&b focused foray into moody soul, electronic pop, and trap-addled beats, with the occasional influence of african folk, american gospel and minneapolitan funk. and though james’ voice is no less agile and his ear no less adventurous, this is also his most relatable, daresay sexiest work yet, detailing love’s ups and downs without holding back an ounce of emotion.
limited edition first pressing of 2.000 numbered copies on red 180 gram vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
total madness is the definitive compilation of the best that these british heroes of madness have to offer, finally available on two 180 gram of vinyl. all the hits are included on the album: “one step beyond”, “baggy trousers”, “our house”, “night boat to cairo”, “it must be love” and many more.
to celebrate this years record store day/black friday, coalmine records is pleased to release a special-edition 7 inch version of heltah skeltahs previously digital-only slapper, midnight madness, featuring dj revolution. as fans of the duo already know, the circa-2009 track is pure flames, and brimming with hilarious bad-guy lyricism from ruck (aka the late sean price), and his partner in rhyme, rock. the two absolutely let loose over shukos funky instrumental, as ruck drops concrete flows while rock communicates with animals.
favorite recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “music madness” by beckie bell: a killer disco anthem produced in 1980 by famous french producer, pierre “berjot” jaubert.
“music madness” is a brilliant disco track from beckie bell’s rare album, in need of… after highlighting it in an extended version, on the compilation french disco boogie sounds (2015), favorite recordings decided to reissue this killer song on a proper 12 inch single. the package including the original album version and two hot remixes by tom noble and voilaaa.
oniris returns with new ep on astropolis records. this 4-track maxi includes a gregor tresher remix and has been composed with the same ingredients that made his the fame of the producer: a melodic techno and a smooth universe in which groove accents coexist with more obscure sounds.
12 inch lp in heavyweight sleeve with cd inside. maestro is ready to stir a rather dull french indie/electro pop scene with healthy doses of industrial weirdness and obsessive dance patterns. support from the horrors and erol alkan.
the super disco edit team have pulled out all the stops on this super un-issued 1979 disco dancer from the stable of world renowned musician stu gardner. here he teams up with the beautiful ms irene cathaway to bring you a unique slice of disco madness. pulling away from too much disco cheese and sleaze mr gardner kills it with some organ work like no other disco ‘12! a 6 minute party jam, with those lovely disco drum breaks towards the end. but hold on, flip it over to get another lovely un-issued feel good track called he can ring my bell, dropping like an emotions out take!. so two previously un-issued tracks, in a 350grm customized disco sleeve, with inner. this is limited once again,with a no repress policy.
strut return to the archives of seminal chicago house label dance mania in january 2015 for dance mania: ghetto madness. the follow-up to strut’s acclaimed dance mania label retrospective hardcore traxx from early 2014, this new instalment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper bpms of ghetto house and the rise of the movements fresh generation of stars during the mid90s including dj deeon, dj funk, jammin gerald and dj milton. the 180 gram double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve, including cd.
rotterdam based drum & bass label citrus recordings presents its 61st vinyl installment featuring two amazing new tracks by agressor bunx. straight dancefloor bangers, reminding a bit of those classic bad company tracks!
robosonic has been a pivotal part of off recordings roster, their releases being highly expected every time and usually meaning instant dancefloor melting magic. with a hip hop and techno background and adding many frequent flyer miles with worldwide gig schedule, the pair shows no sign of stopping. this time is no exception, cord and sacha get back in their creative roll of sample wizardry to provide two mouth watering jams. they once again prove their love for organic sounds and reivindicate the use of the turntable as an instrument, adding that old-school vibe to their trademark beats. macho madness is quite a trip, sweet rhodes over a bouncy bassline, great sample work adding guitars and an insane speech. as always, breakdowns are intense and its impossible not to dance to the groove!for the second track, robosonic joins another off family team, mat.joe and together they go deep into their hip hop influences again working the samples as only they could, a little disco flavor, a driving bass...all the ingredients are there for another instant classic and a respectful shout out to detroit producer legend j dilla, who left the game too early. r.i.p!
TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS 3/3 ( D.DOZZY REMIXES) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D14.01.14
vinyl only! penultimate track. outshine masterfully reintroduces ethereal hints of melancholia over an undulating groove. look at the harlequins serves as an album closer like none other, a perfect distillation of a sound that unfolds like a dystopian nightmare but one thats sure to play a part in the most hedonistic moments of dancefloor abandon.
art continues with its southern italian theme with a debut release from salernos claudio mate. claudio has released esteemed eps for the past 5 years on labels such as klap klap, dpress, lilith, modelisme and more. his remixes include work for juan atkins infiniti, urs gerald mitchell and roberto bosco. this three track ep is full of melodic goodness with a subtle toughness underlying it all. perfect for that end of night encore moment!
TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS 1/3 (SIGHA, DEADBEAT REMIXES) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D08.10.13
to mark a decade of their live techno outfit, exercise one release a new album and series of vinyl remix eps by friends and fellow travellers from along the road. choosing 10 remixes for their 10 years of performing live and 9 tracks on the album for 9 years of releasing records.
full intention bring back one of the most defining era of house music, with a double a side ep ! icon is a huge club track, already tried and tested in ibiza, with warm deep chords, a cheeky bassline and strong beats ! madness has pure house vocals, a nice old school organ and disco snippets, to make you bounce and groove through the night.
the return of the mighty masters at work (maw) back with a vinyl only label called funky town. maw have been diggin in the crates and deliver 2 delicious disco edits from the vaults. dont sleep on this limited clear vinyl 10 inch!
fantastic reissue of two highly sought-after disco gems from canadian indie label attic. first up is sparkles awesome and very rare piece of jazzy disco-funk >disco madness< from 1979. a soaring high-voltage killer of a tune, it sports a pacy bassline supported by high-quality breaks and über-funky guitar riffs. flip over for the great que tal america!< from two man sound who despite hailing from belgium managed to create this monster latino classic. seamlessly fusing samba, jazz, bossanova and disco, this record was a huge underground anthem in new york back in the 70s. with its immensely funky salsa grooves and fabulous rhythm combo, you can understand why this track has been sampled to death. unmissable disco at its finest - sheer class!
re:vision series restarts with steve poindexters timeless classic >computer madness<. we are very honored and excited to be able to re-release this beast of a track! it is hard to imagine that this was really created over 2 decades ago. so the task at hand was to find the right contemporaries to revise this masterpiece, we didnt have to look far to find the man for the job: function is an old friend here at thema, and things got even better when he brought in jerome sydenham to co-produce the second treatment. it is thus with great pride we announce our re:vision of computer madness, featuring two resolutely modern reinterpretations of poindexters classic.