its taken almost 3 years to get the man like medlar back on delusions following his 2015 release with dan shake but finally its come together. that release, along with his regular output for wolf, riverette and for discos only has helped cement medlars reputation as one of the leading uk underground house producers and led to official remixes and approved edits for legendary labels tk disco and west end no less! the medlar seal of quality has led to support from such influential heavyweight selectors as dj harvey, gilles peterson and dj koze. kicking things off we see medlar in straight up dance floor mode on title track nrg, coming through with a drum-heavy workout that utilises a gnarly bassline, echoing synth stabs and rasping hats to excellent effect. flip over for his own dub version which strips things back further placing all the emphasis on the bassline and going heavy on the space echo for a tripped out, dubby warehouse vibe tailor made for the freaky hours. closing the ep we have the aptly named tripped which drops the bpm’s for a low-slung mood-setter to warm up the floors with. a simple groove lays the foundation for a rolling bassline while chiming synths weave in and out of the spacious mix.
10 YEARS OF GRECO ROMAN VOL 1 (MOSCOMAN & MEDLAR REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK19.09.17
this summer, the left of centre electronica label greco-roman hits its stride and celebrates 10 years of music. and to celebrate they are reissuing their biggest dance floor records and remixes on a series of ltd edition 12inces
the legendary west end records kick off 2017 with the a brand new re-edits series inviting like-minded producers with an underground thirst and a deep understanding of house & disco culture to collaborate on a very special project. first up, wolf music man medlar, applying his dancefloor know-how to west end’s rich archive of classic disco and boogie. hand picking four personal favourites, medlar reworks them perfectly for current club sets. picking out dub sections and skilfully reworking & extending them proving exactly why medlar has been such a draw to labels like delusions of grandeur and for discos only. “i put these edits together for myself and a few friends to play in our dj sets. west end was one of the key stepping stones to what would later become house music and for many is the definitive sound of early 80s new york. i d argue that it s aged better than any other label of that era and if you re relatively new to the label or know it inside out, the catalogue can likely still provide something new.” these four sublime new edits from medlar showcase his passion for digging deep, knowledge of house history and skills as a producer.
everything that is the imagination, alternate or otherwise. often thought of as crazy or weird . your west friends would like to welcome you to their new vinyl imprint. a label that hopes to fill your record bags (as well as your hearts) with that dope shit you yearn for. up first are two friends and collaborators medlar & ishmael with four rhythm tracks that heavily utilise the cowbell, amongst other things, to get the juices flowing. perfect for your next shubs. look out for more records straight out of se15 peckham. incubated in rye wax, pressed for you and yours. have a good time, all the time.
promos, edits, mega-mixes, the record pools, white labels, acetates, reel to reels. all of the above were the weapons of choice for the disc jockey s of yesteryear, utilising these tools helped various luminaries pave the way for where we are today on the modern dance-floor. those secret mixes, private versions and edits of the hottest disco jams that only the select few had access to could make or break a dj s reputation in the clubs and on the streets. it is within this world that the for discos only label operates, sourcing the finest underground edits and mixes for the discotheques. we carefully hand pick and dig for obscure or forgotten versions of the best tracks that may have been previously out of reach for the majority, inviting the hottest editors and mixers to open up their archives and share their secret weapons with us all via the medium of the 12- record.
moxie presents volume two sampler is the first physical release from moxie s compilation series of the same name on her newly conceived on loop imprint. the compilation was released for free via moxies soundcloud page in january 2016, and was met with rave reviews and radio support from the likes of benji b, gilles peterson, annie mac and toddla t. this sampler features 3 tracks taken from the compilation and an exclusive dub of medlars in dreams, the original of which was a highlight on the compilation.
hand stamped vinyl only release with promo feedback form included... the a side, body action has been causing quite a stir since it was included in medlar s excellent solid steel mix last year. with it s recognisable vocal hook and piano line, it stood out amongst the high calibre of records included. on the flip aya chan is a brand new cut but channels medlar s love for classic 80 s labels such as west end & prelude.
what a treat we have here! the long awaited medlar debut on riverette is finally here: after a string of amazing releases on wolf music and having remixed a few of the biggest acts on the scene such as disclosure, medlar gives us 3 tracks that showcase what a talent this guy is. first of on a1... chills, that’s all we need to say, one of the most anticipated tracks on soundcloud, on b2 we have his take on acid and what a take that is. on the flip side we have a track for the weirder side of the dance floor just as we like it, something in between house and techno. if this wasn’t enough there s a remix too, by up and coming and classy as hell act fyu chris it’s freaking amazing!
medlar returns with his first ep since his debut album, sleep. having recently worked with dan shake on a collab ep for delusions of grandeur and remixing andreya triana for ninja tune. wolfep030 sees medlar in fine form with fans of sleep being treated to four complex and varied tracks. early dj support from bicep & leon vynehall
it’s not often that a breakthrough producer manages to cause major hype after just one release but when that artist is from the uk, putting out a brilliant ep on moodymann’s mahogani music, you start to realize how it happened in dan shake’s case. now its time for dan to build on this incredible start and from the way things are looking it’s safe to say it’s all going in the right direction. another rising star from the uk is wolf music regular medlar who has been making serious waves the last 5 years. remixes for the likes of glenn astro and disclosure have all helped put him in the spotlight and his debut lp sleep from 2013 delivered in spades. so when the news that these two were joining forces for a collaborative project reached us here at d.o.g we wanted in on the action.
following on from his debut album last year, sleep. medlar follows up with extended 12inch versions of tides, the stand out track from the album and tap spring. boston crate digger kon is on remix duty who turns out a straight up house version of tides. while wolf music resident greymatter takes on album track listen, turning the jazz shuflling house track into a rumbling big room rework
every once in a while, there comes an artist who taps into the zeitgeist of music while injecting a lethal dose of individuality at the same time. glenn astros brand of 80s-and-90s-inspired house and hip hop contains an organic glow, a glorious shuffle, which sets the essen-based producer aside from his contemporaries. with releases on big bait, odd socks and ritmo sportivo, glenn has made fans of the likes of move d, dj ez, casino times and medlar, whose killer remix features on this release alongside a dark stomper from deft.
prodigal sons the deep space orchestra return to foto with the mighty blindsided track. ver on the flip the two remixes from medlar (wolf music) and another foto regular andy ash are equally as good. medlar opts for shuffling drums and a dose of the funk whilst andy turns in a classy bumping electronic workout.
our next release on the kolour mother-ship features rising canadian talent the noodleman. he laces us with an absolute picturesque, low-slung deep house affair that, for us, is one of those sweet-spot tunes.
for remix duties, we leave no stone unturned as we bring back a familiar face & proudly welcome in two new ones.
a welcome return for wolf with new sleeves and featuring the massive medlar - terrell alongside tracks from greymatter, krl & chicago damn.
support from: dark sky, zoo look, om unit, sarah sweeney, tim sweeney beats in space, red snapper, lucky me, mark potts, favouritizm, brackles, shook magazine, subeena, leftoo, delusions of grandeur, james barrie (bbe), feel my bicep, kelvin k (nordic trax), ian blevins (we love...), duffstep.
if there s one thing wolf music know a thing or two about, it s house music. so its no surprise then that they ve decided to reissue a golden 2003 deep house nugget in the form of brs (british rhythm services) spring dom. reissued from the original dat tapes spring dom is one of those timeless records that even 15 years on sounds as soulful as it did when it first hit the racks. echoed sweeping stabs, chunky drum loops and powerful synth flurries alongside those mesmerising vocal refrains, all tied together with a driving bassline - this is deep, deep goodness of the highest degree. reworking spring dom for the present day, wolf mainstay medlar provides a rave tinged remix, chopping the vocals and reworking the synth lines to give it a peak time, dancefloor demeanour. the flip houses the other two tracks from the original 03 release - clubtronic with it s ukg flavoured beat, m1 pads and jazzy free flowing melodies and miss you combining a bumping groove, dynamic bass melody and stirring rhodes chords. a much-welcomed reissue package from the wolf camp and a chance to own this house treasure without feeding the sharks.
when thinking balearic, there is a name that should strike you right away. no, not ibiza itself, but the man responsible for producing and curating some of the lushest sunset music the white island has ever heard steve miller, perhaps most commonly known as afterlife. making a name for himself in the early 2000s by playing monumental events such as glastonbury, headlining cafe del mars 20th anniversary party and reaching the top of the uk charts by remixing another chance from roger sanchez, hes managed a consistency unlike many others in the decade and a half since. releasing standout classic albums such as simplicity two thousand and speck of gold, his music has been released on the premiere labels of the time, such as hed kandi and defected, while also being featured on numerous compilations to date.
khalab has arrived onthecorner with ‘zaire’. ‘zaire’ is the beginning of a new narrative for the artist. in this first chapter khalab creates urgent compositions with layers of sound from the past, present and future. ‘zaire’ is underpinned by an intensely pounding heart of other-worldly percussion. the collaged loops frenetically jab in syncopation breaking off when the inherent swing casts its discrete groove to summon the dance. unrelenting waves of synthlines, basslines and rhythm find harmony amongst the melodic chants and distortion.
in conjunction with the label turning 8, wolf music return to the va format that see’s them releasing forgotten gems and exclusive tracks from label mates. brs’ bouncing was originally released in 2000 on imperial dub a firm favourite with wolf music for many years, it now has the opportunity to be introduced to a new generation of record buyers. paradiso rhythm self released greetings & salutations digitally early last year. a killer record in every way that deserves a vinyl release. on the flip ishmael & medlar supply a collab track recorded last year at the red bull studios. rounding off the ep is an updated version of krl’s i wanna be with you that was originally released on wolfep003.
mytron & ofofo debut on bordello with an intoxicating blend of sleaze and synth, disco and depravity. airforce one smoulders. dripping in funk, samples and smooth keys are bolstered by burbling bass for a track that glides and slides in glazed steps
following in the wake of the hotly tipped second clap! clap! lp on black acre, ‘remixes’ is reloaded with 3 dancefloor targeted bullets. peckham’s disco provocateur, medlar steps up first with a re-thinking of ar-raqis with clinical cut’n pasting precision creating a thumping bongolian edit. paleman takes a more stripped back approach, reducing hope to its bare heart-racing essentials. last up is japan’s jun kamoda, turning to his reliable sp1200 to create a galloping clockwork carnival smasher!
secret crunch is a label fresh out of the oven run by fellow vienna-based artists roman rauch and moony me. both musicaly rooted in hiphop, soul, funk and disco and expressing themselves mainly through house music, it was just a matter of time until they first colaborated together. thoughts about releasing their output together through an own label came naturally soon after. the first release of secret crunch is a pure collaboration between them plus two additional remixes – one by gnork and another by medlar & ishmael
get on down is a heavyweight slice of storming jamaican disco-reggae heat from the legendary studios of miami s tk disco empire. king sporty s version may not have been as well known as connie cases electro laden later 1982 version (also produced by sporty) but the perfect marriage of disco stylings and sports jamaican roots meant the original 1979 version was a cult classic in underground deep disco circles. over 35 years since get on down was released the keepers of the tk disco vaults have given permission for some of their classics and lesser known gems to be respectfully tweaked by contemporary producers and dj s who fully understand the lineage of the label and the music contained within. stepping up and get his hands dirty is none other than london dwelling, wolf music man medlar. a regular face behind the turntables all over the world medlar has lovingly freaked king sportys anthem for the modern dance-floor, extending the right parts in just the oh so right way, dubbing out parts that needed just a smidgen of echo here and there and generally making the track irresistible to dj s with its lovely long beat led intro. these are extremely tasteful edits, done with respect and reverence over 2 parts old school style. look out for those low flying dubbed out vox and lazer beams too, powerful stuff! this is only one of many underground disco classics that the mighty miami based tk disco label brought to the world, reimagined for 2016s dance-floor, officially sanctioned in conjunction with henry stone music / tk disco. file under - classic / essential!
vinyl obsessive, renowned dj and leading light of the global edit scene, kon knows a thing or two about good music. his latest project, kon & the gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. featuring artists à la mode truccy (compost s rainer trueby & corrado bucci), eli escobar, seven davis jr, medlar and thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the diy disco / throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm.
for fans of: opolopo, joey negro, sadar bahar, dimitri from paris
you no fit touch am has been universally received with open arms. a perfect document of the lessons dele learned in fela kutis ranks during the 70s and 80s, but brought firmly up-to-date and with contemporary social comment as vital to the afrobeat genre as any rhythm or instrument. to take that forward thinking even further wah wah 45s commissioned four huge remixes from some of the uks most interesting new production names.
radio support from lauren laverne, guy garvey and huey morgan on bbc radio 6 music, patrick forge, kev beadle, bob jones and many more worldwide.
soul has always been a constant in wolfs musical adventures, and here they release an ep that is positively drenched in it. wolfep026 has been crafted by wolf favourite, ishmael. a multi-instrumentalist who has featured on the label in the past but is now stepping up for his first full ep. fans of wolfep017 will be familiar with his debut single *want you* that received praise from the likes of jimpster, lovebirds & ben westbeech. this release is his full debut ep, and is a taster of what you can expect from this exciting new addition to the pack.
for their 20th release wolf music present a collaborative effort from greymatter & krl. the two brothers styles compliment themselves perfectly on the three original tracks contained on the ep. to round off the release, the label has drafted in remix duties from their third resident producer, medlar.
james welsh *the way* ep (dot013) has been played, raved to and generally bigged up by some of the biggest names in dance music (ame, maya jane coles, james zabiela, deetron, space dimension controller, sasha, luke solomon, see, we werent joking mate). whilst zoo looks earlier *people let me down* release (dot011) has been thrust upon un-suspecting dance floors by the likes of tony humphries, max essa, ralph lawson, jimpster and cole medina. it is a smorgasbord of dj talent, all serving up only the best ingredients. however james and the zoo look brethren were not content with simply taking a shot at world domination with their respective releases, so we have tooled up two of this years biggest remix maestros in medlar and tom demac to provide us with their own interpretations of two of our biggest tracks of 2012.
a freaky, bumping brand of deep house that stands apart from the glut of smoother styles being mined at present. >groove your world< boasts surreal pads that create an overall delirious vibe, only bolstered by the off-kilter choice of vocal snippets and occasional thunder cracks. medlars remix finds its way into that swinging shuffle that hes made his name on thus far, with some smooth keys to boot. >let me know< works off some bold chords before meandering off in an altogether different direction, and >you got my time< clatters along with a quintessential chicago ruffness that leans heavily on the drums
disclosure have made quite a stir with >the face< ep and we are now pleased to announce the remix ep. featuring re-works of >boiling< from dixon and medlar, and joe goddards huge take on >control<, backed with mak & pastemans take on >what s in your head<.
vinyl only release - 350 hand stamped & numbered copies! creative swing alliance, the duo of pablo valentino and steven joyce ames,make their tsuba limited debut with the mother water ep. the original is deep & soulful house with a raw groove that shows enough restraint to hold back the bassline until the 5th minute.a2 track higher ground is a slow 110 bpm psychedelic house jam that oozes the vibe. medlar (wolf music) provides a standout house mix of mother water on the aa side.
wow! what a year the wolf music crew are having. every release gets better and better. each time serving up a unique new offering from a variety of artists all with one thing in common: extremely high standard of production. all too often labels release good but not great music but wolf music is a testament to what searching high and low for the freshest artists with the best skills can really achieve. wolf ep 009 is no different. one often talks about real class produces and labels and buzz names and the next big thing … but only do a handful of labels ever live up to the manufactured hype they seem to receive. wolf music not only lives up to it but indeed outshines it. this ep is a must have for any dj/music connoisseur who truly knows their trade.
a compilation from 2 of the shining lights on the nu disco / beatdown scene. wolf music & sleazy beats team up to bring us some of their finest tracks so far.. cd1 is compiled & mixed by that other rising star cosmic boogie aka stu robinson. cd2 is a selection of full length 12 versions some forthcoming stuff. a superb look into the scene a must have