after a string of acclaimed eps on heist, dirt crew and quartet series, amsterdams nachtbraker presents when you find a stranger in the alps, his first longplayer on his own quartet series imprint. format: 2x12inch / 2lp album, full hq sleeve, download card, sticker
label boss nachtbraker is finally making his solo debut on quartet series after a successful ep last year on heist recordings. widely known for exploring different sounds and angles with his productions, this record is the most club-orientated to date. intricate ghetto house with a slight french touch to straight up 4x4 with a pinch of jacking flavour would be an accurate description of this release. the use of 90s hip hop samples within this auditory concoction successfully highlights nachtbrakers excellent ear for detail and penchant for exciting, eclectic and downright weird changeovers. the main hitter taking over the full a side is the title track small towel people. an uplifting bass line accompanied by heated 909 percussion and a hypnotic thriving arp to seal the deal. on the flipside, youll find kippendijen on the b1. a heavyweight in the house category, some glimpses of early days jacking house and a little french touch on the filter. throw in a breakdown even houdini wouldnt be able to handle and youll find yourself putting this track on repeat. then when the needle hits the b2 groove, zomaar kicks off with an energetic mpc style breakbeat before morphing into a deep jam of lush chords and a thrusting 4x4 beat. the track closes after switching back to the first part of the record and ends in a sublimely deep and dubby breakbeat.
that crystalline moment we all know too well. what was saturday night has become sunday morning. pleading with sleep to come while piecing together the last few hours of the party youve just left. few would claim to be at their most productive at this ungodly hour. not hekkla, this is when he gets down to work.
the nachtbraker ep is the product of several of these post club jam sessions. or in the words of the artist the same places revisited again and again in the midst of night. translated from the dutch word night owl, hekklas latest extended play delivers on its promise, serving 4 cuts of floor filling goodness ready for breakfast.
MISSES MADAME MADEMOISELLE EP (SESSION VICTIM RMX)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180gr D11.09.17
across the street from where trouw used to be, lies a nice little hotel. it was in the basement of this hotel, where a curious meeting happened. something so coincidental and so unassumingly trivial, that even the slightest event of randomness could have prevented this from ever happening, yet it did happen and here we are. this curious meeting was the result of an open studio door of nachtbraker, and the hint of disco coming out the door, where dr. san proper just happened to pass by in search of whatever it is he searches for at 10 am on a tuesday.
strictly limited to 500 x 180g vinyl , deluxe 4c comic style artwork! eventual represesed will be with 140g weight and black doublehole sleeve. quartet series, an independent record label founded by maurits verwoerd (nachtbraker) in 2016.
nachtbraker is back! its been a huge year for the amsterdam deep house juggernaut who returns to dirt crew with his all new and colorfully titled really ties the room together ep. constantly on the move, hes found time between touring throughout europe, asia and south america to continue to push his a-typical house sound forward with this years heist release and his quirky jam busy bee that was featured on our deep love 100 compilation. this three tracker is jam packed with bouncing club tunes and a whole lot of flange. things kick off with the title track really ties the room together. it twists and turns over an unconventional but irresistible groove, shimmying shakers, brass stabs and a serpentine riff work together creating a super tight dance floor cut. rew begins somewhere in deeper territory, suspense building beneath the clouds, a rumbling bass rolls in from over the horizon before a glorious funk guitar blows the whole thing wide open, letting the suns rays burst through and that familiar nachtbraker good time energy shine in. the rerub of rew is something altogether new from our deep house protagonist, a break beat and casual groove guide gently towards an ever intensifying acid trip. dont be fooled by the lovely deep chords, things get nasty in the end. its best to expect the unexpected from our adventurous resident producer, and this ep is no exception.
quintessentials is very happy to present their 50th release! to celebrate this, we invited some buddies to bring the deep beats. and damn they did! mat chiavaroli, one of your main artists who is getting stronger and stronger, opens this jubilee release with upbuilding powerful tune, just the tune the get quintessentials 50 started! great to see profilic dutch producer nachtbraker (heist, quartet series) on the label too. we love his style and he will soon be as popular as ajax amsterdam! his subtle and dirty bronco fits in perfectly. the definitive club tune that grooves and grooves and grooves comes from ponty mython (dirt crew). alexandr is a cool guy and this is defo a cool tune. last but not least is soul of hex (freerange, vicario). our mexican friend is going very raw this time. yes, why not call it electronic body music (remember?)! as we are gentlemen, we added a quintessentials sticker in the vinyl edition. go and get it!
they say all good things comes in threes, and with the marking of nachtbrakers 3rd release for heist, we can confirm this universal truth once again. maurits verwoerd comes back to heist with more dancefloor muscle than ever before, and shows us great development of his sound: while keeping his unconventional drum patterns and love for the deeper side of house, he adds some filtered funk flavor along the way.
we are proud to announce our first ever collab release with another label and above all, from one of our all time fave producers out there, the revenge. his label roar groove has become a household name for excellent deep dance floor excursions into dubbed out and disco fuelled house music and is the perfect fit for our vision of dance music.
the man that represents the deeper side of amsterdam house is back on dirt crew. his last outing on detroit swindles heist recordings, the le troubadour ep was another fine example of that laid back funky deep house only nachtbraker can squeeze out. settling into the groove immediately is hump, bouncing chords and a warbling rhodes lead into an irresistible bass line.
limited edition 180 gram vinyl in full cover! nachtbraker is back on heist after his 2013 gute laune ep with another set of his dreamy laid back sound filled with lovely textures, rolling synths and always interesting and evolving arrangements
amsterdam based house head nachtbraker made his first appearance on detroit swindles infamous heist recordings earlier this year with his fantastic debut ep. we are very pleased to welcome him to our dirt crew family and to release his second record. being best known for his smooth and deep production with jazzy and soulful elements he also added these ingredients carefully in these 4 new tracks
after a string of acclaimed eps on heist, dirt crew and quartet series, amsterdams nachtbraker presents when you find a stranger in the alps, his first longplayer on his own quartet series imprint. format: cd album , full hq sleeve, download card, sticker track
common labour celebrates a milestone anniversary with their biggest release to date - odd jobs vol. 3 pays homage to its hand-stamped, sticker-sealed history calling in house and techno favours from the likes of nachtbraker, thomas wood, sames and potholes to celebrate over five years in the game. vinyl only as per usual, limited to 241 numbered copies worldwide.
were super excited to present the latest artist to join the dirt crew stable, french producer sekou babe. he ticked all the right boxes for us with this beautiful debut ep foresight prevents blindness which explores his fresh and vibey outlook on house with sideways glances to smokey jazz, breaks and garage. the a-side lines up three varied tunes. perspectives of the youth and soukoun step in quickly with lively breakbeat rhythms. the first boasting warm soul vocals and steady bass groove, the second a melancholic yet uplifting back and forth between vintage piano and warbling rhodes. treize zero zero trois is a deep and dreamy house jam. cinematic elements infused with punchy percussion and 80s sonic touches add up to good times all round. on the b, our good friend nachtbraker does what he does best, flipping treize zero zero trois bringing the deep, dubby amsterdam vibrations. his version is lush, textural and slightly fruity, with surging synths, tropical percussion and a stomping kick. sekou babe rounds things off with the extravagant crown collection, showing us yet another colour in his musical spectrum. its trip hop meets detroit where warped strings introduce shuffling drums before the track begins to build layering subtle arpeggios, smooth pads, crash hits and a buoyant melody. sekou babe would like to add that all tracks were written and produced by b.b. at 7e republique studio and says thanks to peter, ghizlene, mohammed and florian, you beautiful souls.
the annual deep love compilation has become one of our most important releases to showcase what dirt crew recordings is all about. it gives us the chance to highlight and welcome new faces alongside the residents who keep the deep music we stand for alive. this year more than ever we have artists from all over the world, from japan to canada and lithuania to austria represented. the man the mythàmr. nightcrawler himself is back with another masterpiece
very worthy 180g 2x12? pack - limited and only once per year, immediately sold out in the last years! collectors watch list: the standout tracks of the second year of heist get remixed by the label artists of that year.
dirt crews 100th release falls on this years deep love compilation. set to drop across a double vinyl , with 11 all exclusive original tracks from new and old favourites including detroit swindle, nachtbraker, the revenge and felix leifur. take a sonic trip across deep and straight up house, infused with jazz, disco and funk. this diverse and plentiful outing includes work outs for your dance floor alongside intergalactic analogue synth laden voyages, originating from artists we have uncovered from japan to iceland and many places in between. a truly great way to celebrate our 100th release.
karlsruhe based dj/producer roman muhlschlegel dropped his first musical gems back in 2008. inspired by disco and funk and working from an analogue-heavy studio, the german turns out smooth, deep and groovy house with touch of elegance and slice of grit. for his petra digital/vinyl debut the soul estate label boss has crafted two fresh and original gems in sweet but stinky and hot tea with sugar, both of which are backed by remixes. fellow german peter clamat gets to grips with the opening number whilst amsterdams nachtbraker reworks the title track.
the round up part 2 marks the end of the 2nd year of heist recordings and stays true to its original format: put the names of your releasing artists together in a bowl, and let the luck of the draw decide who gets to remix who. the result is this amazing 12? + 10? heavyweight vinyl combo. the vinyl comes in an inside out sleeve with handmade special artwork by baster. sincerely yours, lars & maarten
vicario ltd, is the vinyl only imprint brought you by soul of hex. the label gathers its core artists 4004, sebastien vorhaus (faces & mcde), cromie (peach), nachtbraker (heist),urulu (lets play house) for this exciting release
12 inch ep & bonus cd (free of charge!) in special packaging - sealed full cover, sold together as one product.
the new annual label compilation with 16 exclusive tracks. - 5 tracks are vinyl only and 11 tracks cd only.
st. petersburg resident kito jempere is back on dirt crew with his first full release after his debut album on fata morgana and a great ep on freerange last year. following his great contribution to our deep love series we now welcome him with these two unique tracks. ranging from house to disco and jazz influences, kito found his very own style and switches easily between them. up tempo and energetic tracks with great melodies, driving bass lines and clever sample use.
listen to this if you like: anything that weve put out last year, wrapped together in a lovely double pack of a 12inch and 10inch. the roundup part 1 is the first part of an annual recurring event: the big heist family remix ep, where all artist names get put in a big bowl, and by luck of the draw, find themselves remixing (and remixed by) another heist artist. weve got max graef remixing detroit swindle and turning the break up into a full on graef-affair.