-alter nos- from latin, means -the other us-. indeed both sides including 2 tracks. the first double lp is written and produced by outpostlive, hydrangea, lunatik, invite, rommek, concept of thrill, beat movement, worg.
three dance floor hitters by the dutch arp frique. nos magia holds collaborations with nigerian funkster orlando julius and cape-verdean legend americo brito. surprising new cuts that could easily have been made in the 70ties! big tip! arp frique is niels nieuborg from the city of rotterdam, who has been actively involved in the dutch live music scene for years, working with cape verdean & surinamese musicians especially. after all these years, he finally presents his own true musical output. nos magia is a classic sounding, but unheard cape verdean funana song featuring the old skool americo brito on vocals. the b-side holds two collaborations with afro-beat protagonist orlando julius. njoy!
limited to 300 copies! following his recent releases on tartelet records and oye, uffe kicks off the nos classics label with a record consisting of three mutated disco tracks that marks the start of his own new copenhagen-based label. run together with fellow tartelet affiliates vktr and jeppe wolmer (of vivian international) the first records a-side is a dubbed out percussive testament to the darkest and saddest times of uffe s life. a2 is a melodic and dreamy homage to one certain apartement located on the lijnbaangracht in the jordaan area in amsterdam. on the top floor of this worn down old house there was light to be found in these dark times. on the flip-side tings gets trippy. the title track finds uffe deeply intertwined in an occult-like bass-heavy ritual. an attempt to escape reality and cure the scandinavian misanthropy and the grey weather it comes with. a twelve minute voodoo disco tool perfectly crafted for a dancefloor which most probably does not exist.
following the first two harder edged releases on neighbourhood from randomer & cadans and kamikaze space programme, the third release is brought to you by metrist, with his brand of naked, polemic club music (as he terms it), this release is much more angular and abstract. nos ossos has a warm, trippy feel to it. eliot mi fe is brilliantly bonkers, shrieking its way into your brain, which cadans has remixed adding his signature weight to the equation.
gatupreto release their sophomore distino di nos vida on tink! music! the duo from lisbon s hinterland return with a second round of their impeccable, futuristic theory on modern club music after the acclaimed modo di trabadja ep, released in 2015. the tropical taste of cabo verde, the cool of that lisbon dance floor fusionism, the appeal of classic vibes. tracks too dark and twisted to be called afro, too sexy and melodic to be called techno, too smart and freaky to be called house and too cool and mature to be called kuduro, it is simply gatupreto. on the a side i became me, deep afro dub with a killer sub bass and endless echoes, starring portuguese soul and hip hop legend nbc as guest vocalist and a remix by afro dutch master and fellow tink! artist philou louzolo who turns i became me into an irresistible deep house with african undertones. on the flip side, the dark dramatic stomping tracks afrowerk and gatu di noti, the first an eerie, irresistible peak time banger, and the later a stormer with sounds from natural africa, harpy acid lines and an off kilter beat.
word of advice to funk lovers, there is not a minute to lose. get on board of the big hustle’s spaceship. before we take off, let s do a little history. the band was founded in 2014 by bass player and composer sébastien levanneur and its aim is to bring together 70 s old school funk with the hippest actual sound laced with influences spanning from steely dan and headhunters, to snarky puppy and soulive. with mighty horn players, a rock and funky rhythm section, the big hustle s music has a very large variety of soundscapes. the first destination takes us to the washington, d.c. area with “turn up”. the groove is clearly go-go music flavored with the trademark sound of cowbells and of course it reminds us of zapp by the use of the talk box on lead vocals, performed here by saad el garrab. and don t miss out shaun martin (snarky puppy, erykah badu, kirk franklin amongst others) as a very special guest performing the talk box solo! second stop is “a curse, a blessing”. it’s an instrumental very much in the freddie hubbard vein during his cti years. the last leg of the a side ends with an instrumental interlude titled “flying donut”. double tribute to jay dee and flying lotus, the music is a simple hip hop loop based on samples. the b side takes us back into the past with two brilliant covers, involving rod temperton the late great british songwriter who scored some of michael jackson s biggest hits. now the idea for this b side is to do the opposite approach from the a side. taking 70 s and 80 s original music and make them travel into time to 2018. we first land with a heatwave song named “the star of a story” from their 1976 central heating album. track 2 is a herbie hancock song named “gettin to the good part” from his 1982 lite me up lp. this time traveler ep journey ends with an interlude. called “gimme dat”, the song deals with the need of new music, new sound. again, this blend of deep rooted funk laced with a contemporary edge is to be consumed without moderation. and do not forget that e.p. also stands for extended pleasure.
priest delivers a brooding 8 track cassette for pater noster ltd. which sees the label make the switch from vinyl to cassette for their latest releases. super limited numbers on this one so don’t sleep.
the second nj is from malmö s prins emanuel fasaan, fri form, geezer and master of many trades. first up is the wonky, rugged flanger jam okända skäl (reasons unknown) then comes the spesh slow burner ensamma stunder (lonely moments). this doozy of a 7- is very much about his place of birth in skåne. with the art inspired by a cave painting and a megalithic monument from the iron age close to his mum s house. life goes in circles…
after bursting on to the scene in 2017 with the dub techno stomper zulu blues on navy cut records, melbourne based producers pugilist and mystik collaborate once again, this time around with 3 tracks on modern hypnosi
the latest from the galdoors stable: cafe nostalgia takes off, a pumping slab of bubbling bleeps and bass with creeping pads to chew on as you go. conclusions like curtains keeps up the pace on the b-side driving arpeggiator-tech with fm tweaks and washes taking it deeper. looped-up rounds off, with layers of restless, twittering snippets wrapping you up in a wigged out groove. one-to-watch from junes on his own imprint.