on the third release on his label, malin genie teams up with amsterdam resident and will & ink regular yaleesa hall for a trip into dubbed out techno and house territory. the ep opens with -oganesson,- an immersive track pivoting around gnarled, shape-shifting dub techno chords. -84- is a more energised cut, using a similar central melodic thread but driving it with a sprightly beat and playful threads of synth expression. -tournant- places the emphasis on textural sound design, embellishing a rugged techno rhythm with sonic matter that takes on an organic quality as it pulses and writhes around the beat. -coronal loop- finishes the ep off with an appropriately star-gazing jam that uses delay and reverb to great effect to create a sense of space in which nimble chord lines and other flourishes can cavort freely.
not content with already steering the vigenere and oscillat labels and appearing regularly on will & ink and lazare hoche, malin genie has launched his own self-titled label as a vessel for his most intriguing twists on the house and techno template. the record strides in with the tracky tones of hypothetical island of stability, a feast of micro pops and squiggles strapped to a rock solid beat. fudeoroshi is more overtly minimalist in nature, using the barest of ingredients to make a potent dancefloor cut. bulbocavernosa opens up the filters and lets a little nasty acid fun and games into the mix, and then mer neith it es rounds the record off with a soaring slice of melodic, deep techno that stands confidently apart from the rest of the tracks.
UP TO THE TIMES (KAMRAN SADEGHI & MALIN GENIE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK27.02.18
sports records is back with the fourth release on their main series and this time they welcome london based duo damian daley and danny dixon aka odd with remixes from kamran sadeghi and malin genie. additional info/details are forthcoming. 300 copies, vinyl only.
malin genie s warm, funk fuelled sound returns to blow some balmy vibes into your frostbitten souls, and he s sounding especially expressive on this effervescent new 12-. -snake scale- features all kinds of liquid funk notes pouring around the crisp house beat, channeling soulful tones without resorting to basic sampling. -bloom- is a more linear cut with a steady tech house pulse, but it s shot through with mysterious ambience that deepens the emotional impact of the track. -altrica- completes the ep with a smoked out trip into reduced, back room house subtleties for the blissed out crew to get psychedelic to
as proprietors of the will & ink label, yaleesa hall & malin genie have been maintaining a busy and consistent release schedule of top notch techno sounds, largely releasing their own, well received, productions. the duo appeared on hypercolours 10 years compilation in 2016 with the excellent buchan trap, and weve been blessed to secure a full single release with the on-point pair. the mechanical funk of artin swings with plenty of assured groove, the shuffling hats, dense kicks and dubby stabs that ping pong across this fierce production mark this out as a real killer cut. dario & marco zenker, aka the zenker brothers, take time out from their busy ilian tape operations to remix artin into a brutal yet funky techno goliath. congas perpetually roll forward, with frenetic 909 hats and raw and ready stabs in what may well be one of the zenkers finest remixes to date. the essence of funk continues in hall & malins music, with cahen, a great slab of compelling techno that never slips too far into darkness, instead keeping an ever evolving groove and some abstract drone like synthesis to keep the mood buoyant. wrapping up the release is brown, a track that finishes as urgently as it starts, perhaps with a cap doffed to the purpose maker sounds of a certain jeff mills, but broadening the palette to allow some trippy sound architecture and an effective breakdown mid way through. modern day techno supplied by a duo that will most certainly flourish over the coming months, yaleesa hall & malin deliver the goods aplomb on this hypercolour single.
!! repress !! , following a recent outing under the mandar alias alongside studio pals samuel andre masden and charlie naffah, nick putman presents his first solo single under the malin genie guise for two years. predictably, he explores a range of deep house styles over the course of a four track ep thats both quietly confident and largely impressive. theres a real bump to sense of swing, despite the presnce of warm, fluid keys, while propter successfully joins the dots between loopy tech-house and shimmering deepness. the techno influence is more obvious on the flip, where redskap and ulux both derive potency from the hypnotic nature of putman s immaculately produced groove.
the esteemed will & ink imprint hits the mini milestone of a tenth release by inviting old and new associates to remix some of the label s still essential back catalogue. the results are as weird and wonderful as you would expect of a label that has always gone its own way. mosca flips second lucas into something intense and brutal, with lashings of frazzled industrial synth sounds whipping about above pinging and high impact drums. italian chevel then transforms third lucas into five minutes of otherworldly machine made oddness. livity sound star asusu comes with a typically hi fidelity re-work of second carol. dubby and loopy, metallic and clean, it is a pristine track to get dance floors locked to a groove. and first carol reworked by its original producers yaleesa hall and malin, minimal dub with freaky sound design and the result is an earworm of a tune that burrows deep into your brain.
nearly three years after the last split 12inch from dungeon meat and se62, my love is underground is finally back in action with an expansive doublepack of essential cuts from a wide range of producers that reaffirm the label s status as one of the leading exponents of classically rooted deep house music. with previous releases including brawther, the nathaniel x project and kool vibe, jeremy undergrounds label has done much to keep the heart and soul of real house music relevant in the 21st century. this new compilation follows in a long line of showcase releases from my love is underground, giving a platform to new talent as well as championing old favourites of the label. mid 90s legends teflon dons make a welcome return, franck roger represents the lasting legacy of parisian house music and uk mainstay tristan da cunha brings the goods in a break from his dungeon meat project. elsewhere hugo lx represents the new generation, fresh from a release on courtesy of balance, while malin genie has been rapidly building up a reputation on will & ink and lazare hoche. dj steaw has been spotted on traxx underground and rutilance, and ebony cuts returns after a debut on kojak giant sounds last year
next up on will & ink is a second release from yeleesa hall & malin, hot on the heels of their last collaborative effort, lucas, at the end of 2015. once again the mysterious hall and amsterdam/paris based oscillate music boss cook up some hard hitting house that is sonically inventive. opener first carol has hulking kicks and hits and a writhing, monstrous sounding synth line that brings real rawness and energy to the four-four beats all around it. some spooky little beat-less passage of eerie industrial sounds appear before second carol again slips into a well swung and purposeful groove. this one is rubbery and rolling, with dubbed out chords riding up and down and airy hats adding a sense of scale. another ep of contemporary club music of the highest order.
straight out of the ukraine comes io (mulen) aka aleksandr voznichenko, a man whose back catalogue includes releases on labels such as rejected, eklectisch and area remote to name but a few. now he links up with one of paris’ premier labels, run by one of paris’ premier crews – apollonia. with one solid track and a classy remix from danish young gun malin génie, this is another surefire winner from apollonia. ‘to the unknown’ kicks things off with a steady build up. shrouded in a hazy mist it draws you to its understated groove, io turns in a very considered production that evolves at a slow yet utterly gripping pace. the energy levels rise like the tide of the ocean, engulfing you before you know it. io’s dexterity and cunning ability to keep the listener engaged manifests itself here, bomb! on the flip side, malin genie steps in to give ‘to the unknown’ a new lick of paint and what we get is a jazzy, minimal rework with a jaunty skip in its step and a wicked bassline.
the now well established and widely respected will & ink label hits release number eight with a debut collaborative effort from yaleesa hall and malin genie. they serve up three tracks after having both released individually on this label before. with forceful grooves, earth moving kick drums, well swung wood block hits and watery pads, this is perfect warehouse music once again from the will & ink label
celebrating the 10th release of the parisian imprint: lhr the two young producers lazare hoche & malin genie teams up again for some new actions formes ep. two cuts from the vaults, formes & work that booty.
I DONT SYNC SO EP - PART 2 (2X12, SHRINKED WRAPPED)
2x12" Vinyl D18.09.13
lazare hoche & malin genie team up again for with the second installmentin their >i dont sync so< series, in the form of a full eight-trackalbum. you can expect to find a variety of styles and atmospheres from aselection of grooving analogue house bangers to deeper tracks and a killersong feat. mar. its a formula that has garnered widespread praise from within the house music world, from godfathers like kerri chandler to highly influential newcomers such as bicep and many others
the ep has already gained huge support by james johnston, tomorrow is now kid, kid mark, oli furness, scottie deep, jamie trench, lucas rawculture, sem marini, kool vibe, jeremy underground, tunde adams caspa, bryan agent pepper, skylax records, washerman & more!
turmalinturm remixes is a scrupulous compilation of tracks inspired by the second fogh depot album released in october 2016 via denovali records. the idea was to compile pieces both from artists of the denovali roster and of the booming russian electronic scene.
malina moye, die vom guitar world magazine als eine musikpionierin und eine der besten gitarristinnen gefeiert wurde, hat für sich eine eigene nische in der heutigen musikszene geschaffen als eine von nur wenigen künstlerinnen in der geschichte, gelingt es ihr, den graben zwischen rock und soul zu überbrücken. darüber hinaus ist sie eine der führenden gitarristinnen ihrer generation. moye hat das talent, das aussehen, die energie, einfach alles, attestierte die huffington post. das seventeen magazine konstatierte: auf der bühne liefert malina eine berauschende mischung von funk, rock und soul ab. the examiner erklärte moye zu einer der besten 10 u.s. independent-künstlerinnen- und das billboard magazine nannte ihre zusammenarbeit mit bootsy collins explosiv. hier kommt nun ihr neues album bad as i wanna be. eine bärenstarke sache! vinyl (schwarz/180g/direct metal mastering)
three years after the release of js reduction 2? (phorma008), phorma is now releasing its first remix ep. phorma008r features 3 stunning remixes by volte-face, blazej malinowski, and js himself, offering 3 distinct takes on the original suitable for peak-time as well as the after hours. the record will be released as vinyl only with a sleeve by hamburgs maison blessing, inverting the original artwork. first appearance of volte-face on phorma artwork by maison blessing (dial, laid) supported by etapp kyle, svreca, eric cloutier, peter van hoesen, ness, jonas kopp and others
banoffee pies records continue their musical exploration with their latest sub label output otaku. as the title suggests, otaku provides the banoffee crew the opportunity to focus on another area of expression. “music for home” will be the focus and tagline for this imprint which will showcase a range of expertly composed live drum elements while travelling through the spectrum of leftfield electronic music.
the first instalment comes from a new and blossoming artist marenn sukie, first featured on the parent labels limited series. this time he drops a six track delight spanning the moods of trip hop, beats, and chill out in a bonobo esque fashion, intermittent head nodding included. with love banoffee xx
FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION PART 1 (LTD COLOURED, VINYL ONLY)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL23.09.16
we are really happy to present the first release on sleepless musik, a beautiful collaboration between jerome.c and dubfluss - friendship connection pt.1 with remixes by janeret and ana poiesis aka malin genie. limited copies, vinyl only.
technosoul .03 comes from blazej malinowski, who has previously released on swedish phorma and canadian silent season amongst others. “mika” and “open closed open” might serve as blazej s sound signature – deeply rooted, hypnotic techno with a trance edge, which works both on the dancefloor and in comfort of one s home. remix number one comes from the legendary british dj and producer steve bicknell, whose take on “mika” is raw and very dense at once – it serves as the most brutal piece of music on the release. remix number two comes from “the mad ukrainian” stanislav tolkachev, whose vision strikes as a real surprise. instead of his usual beats stampede, he has provided the record with a beautiful, ethereal offbeat techno: this won t probably work as a peak time monster, but with a proper audience, it will have a mesmerizing effect!
special re-release !! stockholm based imprint phorma welcomes upcoming polish artist blazej malinowski on 007. on the a side, blazej malinowski reveals his dual reality, while italian dub explorer hydergine reinterprets reality on the flip side. vinyl only
with alex neri and marco baronis vinyl seeing a release this month, legendary italian imprint tenax prepare the second in their new series, looking to long time resident frederico grazzini.
its the groovy 909 and huge basslines that distinguish grazzinis powerful brace of tunes as he looks to melt the old school with the new. amethyst and tourmaline are ready to twist your floors all summer.
fresh dot colour series, three hypnotic tech house slammer. flumo gets back in its old ways, no matter how many blissful digitalizations remain behind. >pink< dot olour series could be acquired and enjoyed in a vinyl format. three bastions and banners of our label sign this work. a captivating piece unveiling the summertimer, where sonar sets a crucial place..
for its longed first compilation the spanish / portuguese 30porumalinha brings us four very special tracks in vinyl, played by djs and tested amongst crowds in several dance floors around the planet from some of the hottest and original newcomers and established artists in the electronic dance scene…
two dancefloor anthems featuring many influences ,ranging between dark and mental sounds givin a massive crowd response ! salina is a moody side of the ep while deltaphonic is the wild one ! dont miss it ! already played by: craig richards, mr c, michael mayer, luciano esse , adultnapper, geddes , adam beyer, andre galluzzi, magda , troy pierce, jennifer cardini, ivan smagghe, damian lazarus, luciano , electricalz , onur ozer , gabriel ananda
massive tune in ibiza this summer! already played by: craig richards, mr c, michael mayer, luciano esse, adultnapper, geddes, adam beyer, andre galluzzi, magda, troy pierce, jennifer cardini, ivan smagghe, damian lazarus, luciano, electricalz, onur ozer, gabriel ananda...
a very up to date sounding minimal trance record, bound to be a hit with fans of misstress barbara, stephan bodzin, oliver huntemann etc. redhead has now entered the big league!! dj support: ripperton, karotte, monika kruse, martin landsky, gregotr tresher...
YOU NEED THIS! WORLD JAZZ GROOVES (3LP, 180 G VINYL)
3x12" Vinyl UK28.11.18
fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘a journey into deep jazz’ and providing an introduction to black saint & soul note records on bbe, if music’s jean-claude joins forces with victor kiswell for new compilation, ‘world jazz grooves’. pressing on triple 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
ltds 2018 repress - super djata is one of boldest and most exciting orchestras in the history of african modern music, if not one of africas greatest and most unsung ensembles. led by the late great zani diabaté, super djata band de bamako stands proud as one of west africas fiercest orchestras, with only a handful of releases and many tremendous gigs given over the last forty years.