als einer von kompakts mitbegründern und –besitzern zeichnet reinhard voigt für ein gesamtwerk verantwortlich, das unsere musikalische historie von anfang an entscheidend geprägt hat - sei es als ambient-tanz-projekt sturm, techno-raufbold s.r.i., experimenteller profan-mitstreiter pentax, ein drittel von kölns legendärer house-boyband forever sweet oder einfach unterm eigenen klarnamen, mit unentbehrlichen releases wie etwa der frühe speicher-hit “supertiel” (kom ex 2) oder die jüngsten solo-eps “kontraste” (kom 351) und “reisen & speisen” (kom 338). voigts produktionen fanden eine heimat auf kultlabels mille plateaux oder harvest, helfen aber auch beim anschieben jüngerer plattformen wie kompakt-nachwuchs kx. zurück auf dem mutterschiff, präsentiert er die neue 12” apokalypse mau, deren zwei tracks für rohen, brutzelnden, zielstrebigen techno plädieren – die sorte techno, die unerwartete dynamik aus reduziertesten synthie-motiven sowie scheinbar willkürlichen bleeps herausschält und in selbstbewusste schieber für gierige tanzflure verwandelt.
-humans are driven to explore the unknown-.. -human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the universe-. this ep was inspired by the mysteries of outer space, 3 tracks that will make you move and understand ... vinyl
great various artist from dhaze, ilario liburni, kirik, mau. artists who have been releasing on memoria before, but make there vinyl debut to celebrate the 5th birthday of memoria recordings. limited copies available, no repress!
the third diskotopia release of 2013 comes transmitted from somewhere out in deep space, courtesy of label mainstay, rbma alumni & tender hooks co-founder mau lin. building on from last years excellently received function open ep, mau lin continues his exploration of ruff and rugged polyrhythmic techno abstractions in fine style. the four original tracks which comprise the quotient ep, plus a stunning boxwork remix, are mau lins strongest and most visceral tracks to date.
character has many forms. musical interests too. mr.mau shows his deeper side in this very diverse ep, translated in three brilliant tracks. inspired by many other artists, he managed combine the hardware and software into a must have ep for people who want to experience the essence of the style of life thats called techno: a broad way of interpretation and translating feelings into music.
another member makes it to the family: deejay ozka
david nizet has been around in the belgian underground techno scene for ages, we mean early nineties. he was part of the 6th sense collective during the mid 90s with releases on dave angels rotation and the legendary belgian label re-load records. despite a detroitish nostalgic touch in his productions, small modern minimalist influences gently creep in to all his tracks to turn them into brilliant pieces of never outdated, or should we say evergreen, techno.
with past releases on aesthetik, mowar, labrynth and played by marcel fengler, markus suckut, matt o brien, jamie behan, .. (the list is too long actually), he is definitely up there with the big ones.
this is the new ep on alex nut’s ho tep recordings. created by fresh london based producer maulin featuring canadian vocalist amenta, deeper than the sun is a club track steeped in history, mythology and the cosmos. at 140 bpm its roots lie somewhere between dubstep, house and broken beat. the two varied productions on the b side are a taste of sounds to come, touching on hip hop, broken beat, uk funky and even musique concrete the talented young upstart delivers an array of styles, stitched together using his own eccentric brand of needle and thread.
with a phenomenal 2008 almost at an end, man of the moment alan fitzpatrick has managed to find time between remixing john digweeds forthcoming bedrock single and reworking fegies anon record for one more roll of the 8 sided dice and conjure up two rip-roaring techno bombs
lapsus records proudly presents the first solo material from scottish artist ‘brick reds, black mauves’, and is due for release at the end of april. behind the brick reds, black mauves pseudonym is producer alex ander, better known as part of the renowned duo, dalhous, one of most interesting projects to emerge from london label blackest ever black
VISIONS OF DAWN (PARIS 1976 PROJECT) (LP, 180 G VINYL)(REPRESS)
12" Vinyl, 180 g BE17.12.18
180gr ltd re-issue!!! visions of dawn is a legendary lost treasure encapsulating the special freedom and beauty of joyce, nana and mauricios music that has finally been rescued and set free after 33 years. cover by andy votel (finders keepers).
one year only after the release of his debut ep déclaration préalable à l’embauche, tour-maubourg quickly became one of the “best promising producers” of the french house scene» (trax magazine). after some other releases, including eps signed on folamour’s imprint fhuo and on the english label fina, the young parisian producer is back with a new maxi solitude collective, still full of melancholic and nostalgic jazzy house sounds.
double vinyl lp in tri-fold sleeve, with a2 poster and 4 glossed behind the scenes prints. where s the drop? recorded with the 73 piece cmg music recording orchestra in hollywood s famous east west studios, deadmau5 and musical composer gregory reveret are happy to bring you the full 15 track album on a limited edition double vinyl package. based around joel s -7- ep and including classic deadmau5 records such as -strobe- & -hr 8938 cephei-, -where s the drop?- was performed live at the wiltern and is now a must-have for any vinyl fan. only 500 copies available
INTO THE NIGHT EP (INCL EDUARDO DE LA CALLE REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK11.07.18
anyone who’s followed maurice aymard’s galaktika label over the years will be all too aware of the imprint’s leaning toward eclectic sounds. it’s an ethos that mirrored in the work of aymard himself and regardless of whether he’s turning his hand to tech house sounds or more straight-up techno jams, his is a way of working that’s endeared him to many over the years. his latest is a case in point. the 75th chapter in the galaktika discography, the into the night ep serves up an array of sounds that are enticing as they are upbeat and intriguing. getting us underway is the sounds of the title track. an unfurling beast of a track that’s loaded with dramatic tension throughout, it’s an eerie cut that’s characterised by its clever bells and some incessant percussion. a full on track that’s not to be handled lightly, it’s repetitive nature and sporadic vocal charms is indicative of levon vincent at his best. ‘shinning’, a more progressive cut, follows after. another track that’s notable for the suspense that lingers throughout, it serves up a nice stylistic alternative to what’s arrived before. aymard then goes all out on the frankly astounding sounds of ‘rage’. a propulsive gem of the type that sees the producer greatly rewarded for trying something that bit different, it’s a special sort of track that takes on various tones throughout but always stays captivating. seeing us out soon after is eduardo de la calle’s remix of the latter. the cadenza man is well versed in all things deep and dextrous, and his interpretation serves up a fitting example of his talents. although it starts on a melodic tip, it too soon brings the listener on a thoroughly captivating but unexpected journey. much like the rest of this ep, de la calle’s remix is full of surprises from the off.
the third release of weorus comes with four massive tracks perfectly delivered by talented maurice giovannini and remixed by cocoon’s rising star dana ruh. the ep enter with “orange”, a mystically track perfect matched with the label concept of timeless music. dana ruh on a2 gives the perfect energy for a fully crowded dance floor, maintaining the spiritual feeling in the background, just a perfect interpretation. “plasma” for maurice is the tune that truly can make you go on a higher level, the structure, the sound design and feeling are deeply matched together for a nice and warm b1 start. “bunka” ends the ep in a perfect way giving you the need to reloop the entire ep. maurice again hits with a perfect vinyl already supported by ricardo villalobos, rhadoo and many others.
XTRA (MAURICE FULTON / HORSE MEAT DISCO / DERRICK CARTER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.06.18
ahead of the release of honey dijons upcoming remix album xtra, maurice fulton, ashley beedle, derrick carter and horse meat disco step up to remix records from honeys debut full-length work‘the best of both worlds. on the a-side is honey dijon featuring joi cardwell state of confusion, maurice fulton giving it a new jersey-esque lilt and allowing jois voice to resonate. next up ashley beedle ups the tempo and the energy on his mix of burn, honeys collaboration with tim k featuring jason walker. derrick carter cranks the pressure on catch the beat, crunching out the bassline for an extended industrial backdrop to cakes da killas rap vocals. in stark contrast, the final b-side is a horse meat disco mix of honey and tim ks cover of aquarian dream, look ahead featuring the voice of sam sparro. with all the warmth of a sunny afternoon in the city, the london collective funk the cover all the way up, adding horn blasts for more of a house strut. giving a glimpse of whats to come from the full-length xtra, this is the ultimate vinyl fix from honey and friends to tide you over.
its a ghetto house special edition. up steps chicago legend and original ghetto house don, waxmaster maurice for an uptempo curveball nobody could have predicted ! 6 banging ghetto tracks are on offer here with waxmaster displaying the humour and flair for which he is loved. the producer of much sought after releases on chicagos dance mania back in the 90s and a stint on dj godfathers databass label out of detroit, waxmaster is from the old skool and puts the work into his sample digging giving him his identity apart from the rabble. file with dj funk, dj deeon, dj slugo, jammin gerald, drewsky & co.
mm audio announce his own upcoming ep from astronomy domine, and a special remixes from wrong assessment and pacou. feeling across the spirituality and north uk pagan festivities, inspirational and minimalist jump. >imbolc< is a live jam. candles, incense, drum machine, moog sub 37, vocoder. imbolc is an otherworldly trip, pulverising and deeply work. lammas, composed by old percussions, used for a rituals, an immediate tension, scrupulous and impactful. a true mesmeric dip. pacou would spin immediately, with balanced and sophisticated percs, behind an esoteric drone. wrong assessment begins insightful, a fine pad, intense, portly, for sensibilities are mind expanding. 180 g – marbled vinyl
the 10th release on mauoq music is a remix project of the most successful release on the label so far, the fabricate ep (mqm005). it features the musical talents of four different artists who all represent in their own way what mauoq music is all about.
this is maurice fulton at his best! the much sought-after remix of alice smiths love endeavor now lovingly reissued on 12inch, complete with the instrumental mix. the a side sees fulton elevate the original from summertime neo soul jam, into a chuggy dancefloor masterpiece. reimagining the killer bassline, stripping back the elements and teasing the vocal until the full force of alices voice is let loose in one of the best breakdowns around. the flip side houses the instrumental remix giving you the choice to let fultons craftsmanship shine without the vocal. either way this record is guaranteed to whip any crowd into a frenzy!