die geilste minimaltechno platte von allen ist wieder da !! yo
2019 reedition based on the 2013 re-master by stefan betke (pole) using tube-tech compressors and weiss eq’s. which was an improvement from the 2003 original! carefully re-cut 1:1 and edited in 140g vinyl housed in thick brown carton bags.
the martinez brothers return to their own cuttin headz label with a new two track ep. joint custody features collaborations with jerome sydenham, mathew jonson and martin buttrich. first track no pop is a 12 minute acid-influenced workout, channelling both the martinez brothers and sydenhams taste for faster-paced dancefloor-ready basslines alongside jonsons ear for the surreal high-pitched chirps pitch down into classic acid stabs whilst a metallic distorted vocal echoes above clapping hi-hats. affection deficit disorder alongside martin buttrich continues this sense of quirkiness, the titles eponymous acronym repeated over a darker, grooving bassline and spacey keys. the duos final collaboration with the producer, 9 pound hammer appears as a bonus third track on the vinyl release. the joint custody ep is the martinez brothers first release since the incredible success of last years stuff in the trunk featuring miss kittin. the release follows the pairs highly anticipated gig at the launch of landmark new london venue, printworks.
this october will see canada’s mathew jonson join forces with visionquest co-founder ryan crosson for a two track ep in the shape of ‘robots of dawn’.
canada’s mathew jonson has quite the impressive career under his belt having co-founded the revered wagon repair label and heading up itiswhatitis recordings as well as performing under his own name and various guises such as cobblestone jazz, the modern deep left quarted, and his new project units & measurements alongside hreno and the mole. here we see the synth aficionado joining forces with visionquest’s very own ryan crosson, who’s carved out an equally impressive career to date and will soon drop his second long player alongside cesar merveille focused on intricately musicality and an intriguing approach to electronic music via the visionquest imprint.
as you’d expect from such a pairing this collaboration packs a bunch, opening with ‘tempelhof’ named after the now defunct airport in berlin and laid out over thirteen minutes of gradually unfolding and retracting acid swells, resonant synth whirrs, mind bending arpeggios and dynamic, baroquely evolving rhythms.
title track ‘robots of dawn’, featuring added help from cesar merveille and new upstart artist isis, captures an old school electro feel via an 808 drum workout, vocoded vocal murmurs and funk-infused wandering bass lines whilst modulating synths spiral through the depths of the composition.
DECOMPRESSION (DBRIDGE, NATHAN JONSON, KONRAD BLACK RMXS)
12" Vinyl D03.07.17
mathew jonson’s “decompression” was first released on minus in 2004. to celebrate 13 years since it’s release mathew has commissioned 11 artists to remix this classic split over 4 releases. the first ep of the series features remixes from dbridge, konrad black and nathan jonson, each artists contribution provides a fresh approach to a package fuelled by the influence of drum & bass. dbridge steps up for two remixes, the first is warped and deconstructed, the second a high energy drum & bass belter. konrad black slows things down with a darker groove whilst nathan jonson’s ‘rewind to 96’ utilises rave tropes and chopped vocal samples. the package is a magnificent addition to the legacy of ‘decompression’ and coming next will be remixes from seth troxler, deadbeat, mike shannon and natalia escobar. mathew jonson’s “decompression” was first released on minus in 2004. this is the first release on mathew jonson’s new label entitled “freedom engine” mastered at scape mastering
hypercolour round off a busy year that has seen recent releases from the likes of kerrier district, gary gritness, roman flugel, dmx krew and outboxx. and in their 10th anniversary year, the label close 2016 with the heavyweight pairing of mathew jonson & sebastian mullaert. two summers ago, with no distinctive aims or deadlines, jonson was invited to come and work with mullaert and stayed for 5 days in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of one of swedens national parks
martin buttrich - two new projects born simultaneously. his new label, rhythm assault, is intended to be an outlet for impulsive releases of his own music, free from the constraints of rigorously organised and planned imprints. the labels first project gives birth to collaborator - a two volume project seeing martin release a continuous stream of brilliant collaborations with the likes of carl craig, guti, dj tennis, loco dice, timo maas, the martinez brothers, guy gerber to name but a few. the first collaboration titled synchronicity, with mathew jonson.
LOVELAND 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl D19.05.15
loveland are one of the longest running quality event promoters of the netherlands. as music has always been their reason to live it made sense to launch a record label after 20 years in the business. most artists on this release have a special bond with loveland built up over many years of performing at their events and in some cases from the very start of their carreer. the vinyl showcases 7 exclusive tracks on two 12?discs. from the bright and melodic sounds of egbert, vince watson, arjuna schiks and dosem to the repetitive hypnotizing grooves of mathew jonson, anthony rother and aril brikha this release covers a wide scope of quality music.
l i m i t e d 2015 repress
a true techno auteur, mathew jonson earlier this year released his second solo album, her blurry pictures on crosstown rebels, encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich composition. now soon to drop is a package of unmissable blurry remixes featuring a trio of first class reworks by dixon, tale of us and akufen
subb-an is back with one of the most hyped tracks to land on crosstown rebels in recent times. a collaboration with cedric from azari & iii under new moniker s.y.f (starving yet full), say no more shows the wunderkind producer on a wholly satisfying song-based tip. a killer weapon for any peak-time dancefloor, its a bumpy infectious ride with a wonky edge - steeped in the soul of cedrics vocals rolling over immaculately crafted grooves
for many the ultimate visionary and sonic wizard, mathew jonson delivers a rare solo album for crosstown rebels with her blurry pictures, encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich compositions.
honorary rebel mathew jonson will soon be unleashing his long awaited third artist album on crosstown rebels but first a slice of the canadian minimal house pioneers inimitable style with two tracks of distinct tonal contrast both with the unique stamp of a jonson production.
exercise ones newest ep is the result of happy jam sessions in the studio with a couple of their dear canadian buddies.exercise one have been concentrating on their new all hardware, no computer live show over the past half year - with performances at panorama bar, cabaret and le showcase - and releases on cocoon and their own exone label.
crosstown rebels iconic catalogue knows no bounds and without relenting for a moment, the label now bestows the next masterful creation from none other than mathew jonson. >dayz< is a beguiling trip through groovy textured electronic pastures, a simply stunning release, and great addition to mathews armory!
just who are the >agents of time< in the title of mathew jonsons debut solo album? is it a reference to futurism, or to the here and now? is it us, are we them?
whatever the case, its a suitably open-ended name for a record that presents a side of mathew jonson you have never heard before.
played by karotte !!! with his newest ep on wagon repair (ghosts in the ai - wag058), mathew jonson looks to both the past and future to create a stunning release. track 1 - ghosts in the ai - is the first solo production that was made in wagon repairs new berlin studios. finally, in a real place to work, and with a lot of new gear to play with, mathew focuses on evoking both the future and technology to wonderful affect. track 2 - technology - comes from mathews past as it was created around the same time as tracks like octagon came out on iiwii. originally, it was going to be the first cut on his debut album that he was planning to release. on the day that mathew was looking for a b-side track for the ghosts in the ai ep, his brother, nathan (hrdvsion), played it over the phone asking him why he had not released it, as it was one of nathans favourites. it worked much better than the other track that was going to be on here so thanks, hrdvsion. track 3 - the alchemist - comes from mathews involvement this summer producing the music score for the old classic silent film faust, which was screened, complete with cobblestone jazz playing the score live, at the 2009 timewarp festival. the alchemist was written for the scene when faust is working in his laboratory then walks out into the snow to summon the devil to help with his work. a fitting piece indeed!
HISTORY ELEVATE 3 / MATHEW JONSON & JOHN TEJADA RMXS
12" Vinyl US18.03.08
kevin saunderson, one of the creators of techno, celebrates 20 years of productions. 3rd installment double a side 12inch of the kevin saunderson history project where kms invite selected contributors to remix prime cuts of kevins productions crossing all his monikers, from inner city, reese project, e dancer, resse and santonio and tronik house.
automatic is a new direction fusing electro, funk, and two-step. the first of a fresh batch of music producedin the new wagon repair studios. focus on the dancefloor. beach party - a summer track for the early morning open air festivals. inspired by the idea of doing the side-step with a bass guitar at a rock concert with long hair and tight pants. oh yeah, and there are big fans blowing my hair around !!dj support : anja schneider (mobilee rec.): >thx is nice and hot<, funk d void - lars sandberg, karotte, troy pierce (minus, underline)
underground darling mathew jonson with another extra-large three track stunner: right from the start swirling synth over a pinching beat suck you into a vortex before a rubbery bassline takes the lead and an electrical storm of dark, haunting sounds wrap you in. well, words dont do this truly symphonic oeuvre no justice - this has to be experienced in the dark and in earsplitting volume. on the flip mj gives free reign to his unlimited creativity with an impressive soundtrack-style tableau of electronic jazz, sounding like late bass-revolutionary jaco pastorius descending form the outerworld to interveave some of his crazy warbled, bend notes into a messianic david axelrod arrangement, mixed at lee scratch perrys echo chamber. miles above your typical pain-by-numbers club fare - simply huge!
ohren anlegen und anschnallen, bitte! hier kommt die dickste speicher seit langem... stell dir einen superguten mathew jonson track vor und mach ihn etwas abgründiger. auf der anderen siete fährt ein junger mann namens axel bartsch nicht mindere geschütze auf
ultraphat minimal techn track…on the flip mathew jonson strips the guitar from 'slide' and the pads from 'buttaface' and adds hi sown bouncy ananlogue bass-line, dubby hi-hats and crunchy snares, and re-builds a lush, throbbing and distinctly hypnotic techno groove
der kanadische produzent mathew jonson, der auch mit seinem label wagon repair musikgeschichte geschrieben hat, schneidet seine fabric-ausgabe komplett auf sich zu. er beginnt sehr technoid mit seinem bekanntesten projekt, cobblestone jazz, bringt eigene klassiker wie * decompression* in mehreren extended versions, fährt fort mit den remixen für subb-an und tobias. sowie mit seinem engsten kollaborateur the mole, droppt danach unveröffentlichtes material und beendet sein set stilvoll mit seinem acid-mix von inner citys * good life*.
honorary rebel mathew johnson releases his third solo album on crosstown rebels. his previous two solo albums on wagon repair and itiswhatitis succeeded in establishing mathew as one of the leading lights in electronic music today. this third album her blurry pictures does little to disappoint, encompassing electronica, techno and elements of house in a deft array of electronic craftsmanship. mathews sound in instantly recognizable, rhythmically complex and a timeless fluid style that is unique to his productions.
BUSINESS EP (MATHEW JONSONS LATE FOR WORK REMIX) (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK28.05.18
20/20 vision welcome nathan jonson to the label to deliver some of his esteemed beats - he was previously known as hrdvision, and as a member of midnight operator alongside his infamous brother mathew. it is in fact mj who gets the run of the a side with a bouncing, bubbly remix of -business- that calls to mind some of the most wriggly threads in that unmistakable jonson sound. -let your body- strikes a different tone on the b-side, conjuring up some rave ghosts and decanting them into a thoroughly modern club burner heavy on the dramatic arrangement and sure to create wild responses on the dancefloor. -business- in its original form is a loose and funky-as-hell electro jam with live, glutinous monosynth flex and detroit-tinted pads to die for.
after strong releases by jerome sydenham, guti, martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers, here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums, lush strings to give us a straight up, classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back, refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
pt.ii sees tale of us collaborating with ovend, a french producer whose only prior output is a pair of eps for amandra s ahrpe label. mathew jonson, hunter/game and keith carnal are also among those making their afterlife label debut, while recondite, woo york and aether are back after previously appearing on the label.
cynosure presents the fifth installment in the focal point compilation series. this time with a focus on various studio collaborations with mike shannon, featuring recorded sessions from mathew jonson to ricardo villalobos. a diverse selection of works ranging from a smooth 100 bpm house with the mole & hreno to a rolling deep techno at 127bpm with matt & mark thibideau. mike pulls a few gems out of the recording vault to share on a stunning triple vinyl gatefold package.
after quenums debut album, the richly textured and atmospheric masterpiece * face to face*, serialism prepares to release a striking remix package featuring three distinct voices in electronic music. * basic solution*s raw fluid energy is encased in a pulsing, staccato framework by cesare vs disorder as the meandering bassline emerges and gives way to the original distorting synth line. 5am is first given a more pumping dancefloor sheen by tiefschwarz and next a typically epic and mindbending journey from mathew jonson. lastly frank haag delivers a spooky rework of * ritual* that tightens the groove into a rolling hypnotic head trip that will also move the floor.
>bridging the gap between the old & the new, the minimal & the maximal, minmax represents a widening of scope as we explore the area between the sounds of classic minus & plus 8. as others subdivide and categorize we bring things back together, opening things up more freely and allow a closer connection to the music that i love and the sounds & textures that many of my dj sets journey through.< richie hawtin
first of two exclusive 12inch samplers taken from crosstowns mayan compilation to celebrate the crosstown day zero festival in play del carmen, mexico this december. the album features 13 exclusive tracks, three of which by mathew jonson, fur coat and fosky & bog are featured on this limited sampler.
nach der heiss erwarteten veröffentlichung >ep1 / spock< veröffentlicht mute nun die zweite single-auskopplung >ep2 / single blip<. eine bedrohlich-pumpende bassline durchzieht diesen von dunklen, filterigen synthies dominierten und mit rhythmischen bleeps gefütterten minimal-industrial techno track. neben der treibenden originalversion finden sich noch zwei hochwertige remixe von byetone und mathew jonson auf der b-seite. olaf bender (byetone), einer der gründer des legendären experimental-elektronik labels raster-noton veröffentlichte 2011 sein hochgelobtes album >symeta< welches unter anderen in den jahresbestenlisten von fact & the quietus auftauchte. der kanadier mathew jonson wiederum machte sich in der szene neben seinem gehypten impro-projekt cobblestone jazz und veröffentlichungen auf seinem eigenen label wagon repair unter anderem mit remixen für plastikman, moby und den chemical brothers einen namen. die ep wurde wie auch das album von stefan betke (pole) gemastered und von timothy q wiles gemixt
arkives analog features 6 pieces of 180 gram vinyl, exclusive tracks and a limited edition poster, presented in a deluxe custom box. (12 songs).... richie hawtins triumphant return to the stage as plastikman in 2010 proved that his best-known alias is as innovative and as relevant as ever. hawtin has taken plastikmans most classic material, originally released between 1993 and 2003, and reworked it for a truly live performance accompanied by mind-bending, synchronized visuals-a sound and light show like no other, one that collapses the distance between present-day festivals and the uncompromisingly underground warehouse parties of the mid 90s. for many attendees, this is their first taste of plastikman...
this release is the latest in a series of remix 12-inches from tiga s 2009 album ciao!, featuring some of the most respected and sought-after producers in dance music taking on the most respected and sought-after icon in dance music. gentle giant (featuring james murphy and jake shears) remixes by martyn, efdemin and mathew jonson