mantra makes an entry to finnish proform series with his raw and uncompromised four track acid ep called “the abyss”. after releases on bunker records, polybius trax, solar one music and abstract acid under the mantra alias craig stainton delivers four tracks of jackin pure acid techno madness in the veins of true underground. starting with “next culture” is a good introduction to pumping beats and a moaning 303 while “beat methods” takes a rougher and tougher angle to acid. just imagine yourself in a warehouse party in the morning jammin to some acid. on the b-side “the abyss” leads us to the deep end of the 303 or even to the bottom of the acid sea. “singularity” ends this package with great 303 lines definitely burning up the house! a limited and numbered edition of 200, after that it’s gone, no represses, no digital, so you know what to do!
something (new and) special this way comes.
dj simbad launches his new imprint modern dialect. the first release is fred p & smbd - mantras for the travelling souls (vol.1).
real authentic house music from two visionary producers who have first met a decade ago in nyc. if you’ve ever found yourself lost in a theo parrish, dj qu or moodyman vortex, you’ll be all over this.
after delivering the 8th polybius trax’s release under myriadd s alias, craig stainton strikes again. and this time he does it under the name of mantra with 4 tracks of jackin , acid house and acid techno. besides publishing as mantra in mythical labels like bunker, solar one music and abstract acid, he has done so in djax-up-beats, crème organization, chiwax, gnosis, boe recordings and many more with his other alias and projects: acid phreex, craig stainton, monofonix, myriadd, modular men and nite vision. with this ep and with its predecessor in the label -a new day- (pt008), shows us of his mastery in the art of invoicing dance music under the different strands of acid.
with the 3-track ep mantra joix opens a new dimension in his electronic music. for the first time he uses his own voice on a larger scale, giving it a machine-like sound that transforms and heightens the meaning of his german words.
the lead track -mantra- refers to the techno movement in germany in the 90s, which joix lived and breathed as a teenager. those mystical experiences staying awake all night in rooms full of light and sound ÔÇ came close to the trance states attained by chanting mantras. this is the main idea and the emotional inspiration behind this pulsating a-side track.
a touch of nostalgia also comes through -w?ñchter der nacht-. this tune channels the mysterious night, the search for ecstasy and self-dissolution in music clubs protected by the guards of night. finally, klimax is a dancefloor banger that distinguishes itself by whipping up immense energy, and its space-filling melody and enormous hall cascades.
with comparisons being made to psykick warriors of gaia, cyclobe and insanlars kime ne this ones definitely making waves amongst fans of.....well....whatever sort of music this is. komodo kolektif is a loose collective of veteran multi-instrumentalists based not in indonesia as one might expect with such a name, but glasgow, scotland, their name being a reference to the indonesian gamelan instruments featured in their compositions. the instruments used (saron, gender, kempul) belong to local gamelan ensemble gamelan naga mas of which two of the musicians have been full-time members for around a decade while the other members are also loosely affiliated and have appeared as guest musicians on various one-off performances and who are themselves well-known musicians in their own rights.
sao paulos phillipi and rodrigo return to deewee with mantra and new beach. mantr is a percussive psychedelic ride from the far side, new beach is phillipi and rodrigos take on new beat. brazil meets belgium. produced and mixed at deewee by david and stephen dewaele of 2manydjs/ soulwax. sleeve design by ill studio, paris.
nice price deal !!! javi and fabian, based in uruguay and well know from her releases on whirlpoolsex, resopal, doppelgaenger and many more, teamed up for their first release on workbench!including a fantastic groovin aldo cadiz remix!
full cover artwork .. loose-ish collaborations straight from the swamps and isolated bus stops of the lower mainland. taking stock of the influences of our heroes: ph (rip), spk, 4c, backroom boys, the belly kids & l&m. new music by the crew for you, ready to soundtrack your nowever.
MOUTH MANTRA (THE HAXAN CLOAK REMIX) (CLEAR VINYL + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl D04.12.15
as björk continues to make waves in the electronic scene, we are now presented with exclusive remixes by boundary-pushing artists and djs selected by the icelandic artist. the vulnicura remix project will be released in very limited quantities for collectors only, as a series of single-sided etched translucent 12” records including download code, each with their own unique etching & die-cut vulnicura wound sleeves, designed by m/m (paris).
following the extraordinary success of the releases signed by lory d and john beltran, soul research is publishing an ep by the creative minds of ednic, who is from livorno, italy and an historical name in the international realm of electronic music, g-man. pets (try this with mantra) is, in its original version, full of pathos. the tibetan mantra enters and expands through base lines and obsessive rhythm. the g-man version, on the other hand, is the perfect for dance floor devastation, like all the techno which has come from gez varley.
mantra music is the sister label of deeper vibrations, a youtube channel devoted to promoting the deeper sounds of dubstep. following the success of this promotional platform, the decision was made to start a new label which focused on contemporary bass music with a classical twist. so far, their debut offering has been supported by sub.fm djs bunzer0 and syte, and authors dj ruckspin, who are all well known for pushing forward thinking bass music within the underground scene.
talk about saving the best until last. if you thought that the first two parts of awanto 3s opel mantra trilogy were good, just wait until you hear part 3. it delivers a brilliantly breathless conclusion to what could well be one of the strongest debut albums of 2014. by now, you should know the script. amsterdam producer steven van hulle has previously shown glimpses of his musical talents, either with sporadic solo productions (see his superb 2010 debut on rush hour, for five), or alongside friends from the dutch scene (san proper, young marco and tom trago, in particular). opel mantra, a debut album split across three 12 inch singles (a cd version will follow later in the year), is his big reveal – our first chance to wallow in his unique and thrilling fusions of deep house, detroit techno and a multitude of vivid global influences.
awanto 3 on rush hour! under this latest moniker, steven van hulle (rednose distrikt) brings it heavy and correct! includes a dubwise jameszoo remix! to be released across three 12 inch singles between now and march, opel mantra twists house music into intoxicating new shapes, blending influences into one thrilling, surprising whole. the three 12 inches combined make up a complete album.
MANY WORLDS (THE CRYSTAL ISSUE - CYCLE 3 (ORANGE COLOURED VINYL) (VINYL ONLY)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL11.03.13
solar one music is always on the search for new missions and now its time for a new series on this label called the crystal issue. focus will be more on acid / chicago / detroit / techno / house which also big influences for the label heads of som. all releases will presented on one sided colored vinyls. first release will be from mantra who also releases on imprints such as bunker, creme, abstract acid etc. this is simply dark acid house at its best. limited edition on orange, marbled, one single-sided vinyl no digital release!
the abstract acid series continues its exploration into the depths of acid with a relentless 303 assault from the yorkshire based machine operator, mantra. four rugged tracks of distorted, crackling beats and low slung bass lines that are just crying out to be ripped through the speakers of a dark, filthy warehouse. as usual, pressed with a fine cover artwork from andrew ingram and limited to 300 copies
following his appearances on wheel & deal and black box, the next step in killawatts musical uprising comes courtesy of dj thinkings specialist imprint box clever. on both sides, whether solo or working with occasional collaborator ipman, killawatt has channelled the vibes of fwd>> circa 2004 - when hatcha ruled the pp soundsystem with his brand of tribal funk, or ongy-bongy as it was christened by mc crazy d.
>mantra< opens to the sound of chanting from some lost gondwanaland clan, joined by skipping drums, subtle blended percussion and insistent electro bleeps.
ipman joins on >schizophonia< with a darker, more lowslung vibe – voodoo drums mix with with darkside fx and stepping dub subs.
after four shared releases from the all stars, here comes the first individual output in our label, handcrafted by the scientist duo exium. mantra is an epic piece of techno, based on solid rhythm foundations, joyful synth work and rolling stabs. a complex workout that demonstrates the skill of this guys in the studio. futuristic techno with roots in the past. peter van hoesen takes the original parts of mantra and reconstructs it his very own dubby and fat vein, sure to please those fans of the berghain sound out there. closing the release, lifeform its the trademark exium sound, where sharpness and love to sonic details are the starring. resume: a solid release, away from monotone affairs, made for please the ears of those who love techno in its pureness.
sour grapes & tapes was created in stockholm, sweden in late 2008 with focus on producing the trios interpretation of modern electronic dance music.
driven and inspired by nature, life and humanity, the main focus of sour grapes music is to keep people together in a friendly world, where people care for one another and the environment.
lead track kharma is an eastern inspired techno workout with heavy rolling beats and bass with an authentic indian leadline. already receiving radio 1 airplay and being supported by a who is who of the worlds biggest djs.
mantra keeps things rolling with more snappy rhythms and rolling bass.
this is the first in a series of three various artist 12 inch releases, that features four of the dublin labels most trusted henchmen. puresthatreds >robbery< is his debut track on mantrap and what an awesome one it is: dark imposing bass and beats meet the sound of smashing glass, rave led keys and all round mayhem, with haunting strings that send this one into deepest hell. meeting him there is magnetize, who in one take supplied this evil vox led synth grinder in >distant observer< , with deft 808s and distorted crackling fx creating both a scary but grooving feel. rory st john pushes wobbly techno eccentricity on >dysentry<, with fluid editing and supreme use of effects proving again why he is one of the most exciting new talents around. sunil sharpes >print more money and shut up!< is a slippery mover, where a succession of unruly lead sounds accompany odd vocals and rasping hats - with a straightforward approach that will penetrate all in its way. so, four top class techno cuts here, all with their own unique character and all for peak time play.
great new label from zürichs well known techno club!
played by: anthony collins, butane, lee van dowski, insideout, jeff samuel, jorge savoretti, lauhaus, mark henning, martinez, matt star, pan-pot, raresh, ryan crosson, seuil ...
featuring 2 tracks that encompass search & destroys hard yet musical ethos to a tee: musicality and emotion, yet dancefloor friendly. blue mantra: soaked all the way through with a beautifully sullen orchestral riff and a lush string arrangement that drops into a snaking halfstep break, swirling arpeggio?s and a moving brick wall of sub that bounces along with fierce purpose.
dyno is back after the his successfull last releases with >automiak<. >automiak< comes in 3 different mixes in order to cover all the tastes on the dancefloor from the long electronic twisted trip to more minimal rolling textures with melodic chords!!! dynos forthcoming quality releases come on labels like hell yeah, global underground and umek new label