limited edition vinyl
2017 is set to be a defining year for the addictive behaviour imprint. over the past few months the label has truly found its sound and is dishing it out relentlessly in the months ahead with multiple parties lining up alongside some boundary pushing music. their second release of the year sees the predominantly tech-roller outfit return to vinyl ventures with a 3 track wax ep of epic proportions, mysteriously titled new age myths .
this record can easily be classified as library and will probably find a spot on the shelf with viberts nuggets, the strange world of bernard fevre and carpenters assault on precinct 13. listening to these tracks moves your senses back and forth through time, from 80s sci-fi back to raymond scotts early 50s experiments. the perfect soundtrack for bedrooms, late night dinners and greenhouses ed dmx contributes to a tradition in musical history, a richly vivid trail in which composers influence each others harmonies and ways of writing tunes, like an endless ping-pong game between minds and individuals but at the same time between continents and places throughout the world.
um019 is a single by metalheadz, dispatch and critical artist hydro, alongside some esteemed friends. label boss mako and hydro since meeting in paris a few years ago, have remained close and enjoy a shared mutual respect. utopia are very happy to introduce him to our roster.
for side a hydro teams up with stadium dubstep producer habstrakt, and fellow french talents war and mateba. the result is a fine example of how to create movement in the art of groove and atmosphere.
side b brings sam kdc into utopias family. alongside hydro once again, they combine to bring us an epic journey, culminating in a smokey, yet powerful second breakdown.
essential 1990 uk techno/electronics album,repressed in its full 2lp glory, plus the additional unreleased track infititesimal. also including is the track distant drummer which was released as a 12inch back in the day.... tip!
for their sophomore release catapult records presents the debut solo release from the organ grinder aka chico from didz and chico fame, one half of the duo that brought us the outstanding >something new< on doc daneekas ten thousand yen label. >obsession< and >new age people< are back on the old school renaissance tip sharing the same soulful classic tones that underpinned >something new< which got plays from the likes of larent garnier and sinden.
these are two classy modern garage hits that have a back in the day vintage feel, think tuff jams garage classic >experience<, think us garage at its peak, think iceberg chinos and mochino shirts, think everyone having a good time in clubs. both tracks are swingers aimed directly at the dance floor full of soulful vocal snippets, catchy melodies, shuffling rhythm patterns, warm vintage keys and plenty of deep bass.
after two critically acclaimed home grown releases, get the curse music turns to photonz of lisboa on plage of the new age ep. going against the grain of current trends, this out of left field ep testifies to gtcms disregard for pigeonholing and unique flair for unconventional club music. after two critically acclaimed home grown releases, get the curse music turns to photonz of lisboa on plage of the new age ep. going against the grain of current trends, this out of left field ep testifies to gtcms disregard for pigeonholing and unique flair for unconventional club music.
supported by dubfire, john digweed, konrad black, ivan smagghe, stephan bodzin,oliver huntemann, dominik eulberg, adam beyer, deetron, secret cinema, darko esser, gregor tresher, ...
argys edit of manuel göttschings >sunrain< finally out on vinyl only and officially approved by the original master composer himself. three more mysterious cuts included, ranging from deep spiritual percussive house to disco and detroit. limited edition of only 500 copies.
sons of slum veröffentlichte in den 1970er jahren drei singles auf stax und gamma. sie galten als die beste live-band chicagos ihrer zeit. die band löste sich 1978 auf. music is message ist ein cross-octam-mix aus funk und soul, der das potenzial hat, ein zukünftiger klassiker zu werden. auf dem flip wird das tempo abgesenkt und ein raspelhorn ergänzt den killer-groove mit einer glättenden gesangsabgabe. cordial recordings wird ein album mit bisher unveröffentlichten songs veröffentlichen, die mitte der 70er jahre im jahr 2019 aufgenommen wurden.
ville nouvelle’s new tape marks the debuts of two exciting projects. bringing together two vancouver-based pals, soft fit and precipitation, who both compose aquatic language.
with nine ethereal and introspective bits, led by a mutual understanding of marine imagery, layers of mist and vintage fm synthesis, the duo undertakes experiments in electronic dialogue for our listening pleasure. art from tylor macmillan.
storming acidic techno - incl psyk remix. after a 5-year hiatus, damage music berlin is back with label-head alexander kowalski’s first release since his last full-length record >cycles< on mord in may 2018.
seite a ist eine endlose psychedelische reise, die ihren höhepunkt mit einem überwältigenden synthosolo erreicht. und auf der b seite finden wir ein minimalistischen dancefloor-killer. qualitätsmusik für musikliebhaber!
brioche announces himself on the young toulouse-based arts collective shawarma records. this tape is a collection of 303 pummelled jams, shredded fresh from the spike and already turning a little fuzzy. hard hitting, machine-driven kick drums, breathy hats and fired up and squelchy stomach acid combine to create a monstrous, floor destroying club weapon.
"many electronic producers make music that sounds like the future. alavux is making the future and has carved himself a millennium head start. whilst many of his peers maintain a course along the kraftwerk or drexciyan trajectory alavux is committed to creating his own path; still drawing on the inspiration these great pioneers gave to so many, but choosing to adopt their pioneering spirit and innovation rather than their sound and track structures.
many a conversation has taken place about whether alavux is a maker of techno or electro. his discography tells you that he can pull off both very well and octagon shows you that both can be combined with explosive results. the sheer power and intensity of his grooves make each track a force to be reckoned with.
supported by dave clarke, billy nasty, igloo magazine, thomas h green (the arts desk), dj stingray umwelt and more."
"ba044v brings you two of the uk’s finest electronic music producers and live acts, each taking a side of vinyl each and showing why they’ve earned high levels of respect from listeners, djs and fellow artists alike.
on side a carl finlow offers up two tracks of his trademark high standard. in both cases he artfully blends the ingredients that have earned him the respect of listeners and fellow producers alike; intelligence, a strong groove, futuristic elements and that finlow factor that you can t quite put your finger on but just makes his material rise to the top. bleem is machine funk at its best, instantly infectious, hypnotic and speaking equally well to your body and mind. it builds subtly and each layer just adds to the pleasure a real escape through sound affair. chemical bonds follows suit with another carefully concocted machine groove, accented by distorted riffs and a constant reminder from the vocal to don’t stop mid-way through the track you are somehow suspended on the plateau finlow has raised you to, as a dystopian sci-fi atmosphere swirls around and engulfing you. these are not simplistic tracks; they just feel so right on the ears because the elements weave in between one another effortlessly; because the architect is so skilled.
on side b no stranger to vinyl and exposure where it counts, a firm favourite of dave clarke and many other educated djs of the authentic electro sound, dez williams delivers three punches; all dance floor killers overflowing with energy. interference pattern kicks off his side of the record and heads straight for the jugular; punchy drums, infectious acid lines and crafty tempo changes guarantee a sweaty floor and ceiling at any club. keeping the pace high dayzov v1.1 brings a hard, fast, driving groove which strikes nicely at the sweet spot where techno and electro overlap. lastly whitey. this sums up the way you feel after the two preceding tracks; head a wash with crazy sounds and rhythms, gradually spiralling into that special place dance music can take you - dazed, confused and loving it.
supported by dave clarke (including best electro of 2016), mixmag, freddy fresh, the hacker an more."
in february 2016 5 people from the bass agenda family met in person for the first time at whip it! - an electro night hosted by dave clarke and held at the melkweg, amsterdam. w1b0, rxmode, tfhats and slaves of sinus have all released on bass agenda before, all received regular support from dave clarke both on and off his infamous white noise show (w1b0 on the barons s fabric mix cd, slaves of sinus shaking up the demolition panel at ade, rxmode dropped twice on dave s beatport live session and tfhats on white noise what seems like every other week this year!).
inspired by the meeting, the friendship, the music and the experience of the night they set out to make the 50th release on bass agenda recordings - transhumanism. dance floor focussed electro with an edge.
as a compilation of dutch electro from the deep underground the vinyl is a deep orange pressing and strictly limited to 200 copies.
supported by umek, dave clarke, elektrodos, darkfloor and many more.
the emerging label wage slave seeks to foster the growth and development of an international underground techno conspiracy. seeing dance music as a mechanism for creating social change the label is proud to announce the release of zeks in revolt. this release is the first instalment in a series of limited edition propaganda pieces designed as a tools for djs who desire to facilitate the liberation process of the earth and human kind.
zeks in revolt is the work of a long time, yet little known, agitator in the us underground scene emmett perlman. the track is designed with the late night hours in mind, when people are the most open to change.
x/oz is proud to announce our newest addition to the family: waage. waage exploded onto the scene in 2017 with his debut release w which was critically acclaimed and sat on top of the juno techno charts for two months before selling out. the ep was also selected as one of juno s techno releases of the year. now he s back with w2, a continuation of the w series. a rhythmic, haunting, yet danceable piece and a worthy continuation to his celebrated debut.
franck kartell’s third full length release on bass agenda recordings sees him continuing to do what he has done since he began this creative trajectory of making concept driven albums, pushing himself, his art and your experience as a listener, into new realms.
as with his last album la jette d’orly, this next chapter in kartell’s adventures in creativity is inspired and influenced by the cinematic works and writing of chris marker.
following on from sell out albums afterlife and la jette d’orly the new double vinyl album coincidences immerses you in 12 distinct scenes, painted with sound.
to transport a listener to another plain within seconds is not easy, yet it is something franck kartell achieves here not once but 12 times in a row, sustaining the illusion of escape throughout each track, cradling your mind as it experiences beauty, majesty, fear, darkness, peace and wonder.
supported by thomas h green (the arts desk), dave clarke (including best electro of 2016), timeline music and many more.
cutting edge electronics with the dark, sweaty and serious dance floor in mind.
from the outset w1b0 s mission to carve out his own sound in this era of cut and paste and production shortcuts has led to recognition by genre champions such as rolf mulder and dave clarke, indeed his first formal appearance on physical media was as part of dave clarke’s seminal fabric 60 cd.
the original mix of main squeeze is an electro epic, straight to business with a growling bass line sitting beneath room filling drums combining to lay foundation for a soaring synth invasion. the four remixes see four artists who represent the cream of talent in the many shades of the authentic modern electro genre transforming main squeeze into new dance floor destroying shapes. ranging from borderline industrial breaks from simplicity is beauty to the punchy experimentation of boris divider and from the unmistakeable raw sound and energy of the exaltics to the flawless dark electronics of bs-1.
supported by dave clarke, igloo magazine, technobass.net and more.