we were very happy to be asked by connaisseur recordings if they could put out another album with our music! now it s all come together and they ve asked us to do our own press release for it and quite like the album, we want to do it in our own way, personal and from the heart. it s been a few years since our last connaisseur album, and a lot has happened since. we ve built a new studio, matured musically, acquired new gear, sold old gear, done a lot of gigs, lost faith in music and regained it again. the process of making the loneliest man in space (this album) was a genuinely pleasant experience, as we never really set out to make an album at all. we didn t conceptualize or have any grandiose plans, we simply enjoyed ourselves in the studio. inspiration was running high, so we focused on making a lot of music uninterrupted, rather than signing tracks, which left us with quite a bulk of unsigned material. the idea to release these tracks as an album came from our friend alex, at connaisseur. we instantly jumped on the idea, listened through the material, taking some tracks out and composing a few new ones, to make it sit more together as a whole. we tried to come up with a title that would ft the feeling of the sum of tracks and settled on the loneliest man in space. as the album, to our ears, sounds a little melancholic and a little spacey. we sincerely hope that you enjoy the album either as a listening experience, a dance experience or something in between!
support from carl craig, dj hell, karotte, joris voorn....
glasgows darkroom dubs continue on form and add to a gleaming 12-year-old catalogue with another addition to their limited vinyl series courtesy of long-term label friends, of norway who make a welcome return.
great buzz around this record already without being officially released:
lehar remix #13 groove charts
adriatique remix had massive plays at bpm festivial + bpm boiler room
ep on heavy rotation already by john digweed, mano le tough, kollektiv turmstrasse, tensnake, acid pauli, matthias meyer, alex niggemann, tiefschwarz ...
nolan returns to connaisseur this month with renowned actor idris elba on vocals for *children of house*, of norway on remix duty. *children of house* is nolans second release with the german imprint connaisseur following his *ghetto bicep* ep that saw big support from the likes of wolf + lamb, droog & maceo plex back in 2012. the brighton based producer re-joins an impressive roster of artists such as kollektiv turnstrasse, ripperton, afrilounge and chymera with this release. blurring the lines between disco and house nolans productions have previously found homes at notable labels such as off recordings, get physical, nervous records and audiojacks imprint, gruuv.
the connaisseur family welcomes its youngest member: ava myra flitsch. the daughter of hilary and alex flitsch was born november 15th, 2011 and both the parents and good friends of the label celebrate this miracle with this release. all participating artists were asked to produce a very personal piece of music. the style was left up to the artists, resulting in a beautifully mixed batch of great tracks. the intro track hello! by dop & masomenos features a little vocal snippet as a salutation by masomenos adriens son and it is an atmospheric, soundscapish and beatless tool.
pettersen of norway is the joint force of vegard lil wolf dyvik & christian steenstrup. well known on the norwegian house/techno/disco scene, of norway is now building their name internationally, with releases and remixes on esteemed labels such as connaisseur, darkroom dubs, hope and soma, to mention a few. the duo regularly gains praise and is featured on playlists and charts from a wide variety of djs, including seth troxler, ame, john digweed, lee burridge, jimpster, joris voorn, joel mull, maceo plex, soul clap, kiki, hot chip, maetrik, jori hulkkonen
THE CRUCIFIXION OF RAPPER EXTRAORDINARE, SLUG CHRIST (LP)
12" Vinyl UK11.05.16
trap music boasts itself as some of today s most tightly sequenced hip-hop music, but slug christ s loose, drug-induced delivery has helped him establish his own style within the genre. if you miss the rawness that rap feels like it s missing these days, then look no further than slug christ.
perhaps megalodon collective’s description of themselves is the most straightforward ... “sixty feet of prehistoric terror”.
yet that doesn’t quite capture what this norwegian grammy-nominated septet unleashes upon the world. their compositions and improvisations build with slow majesty and release a fiery rain of sonic chaos. contrapuntal insanity creates illusions of order, while high urgency solos and lizard rhythms create illusions of disorder. they seamlessly leap from sounding like the mingus dynasty band trapped on a star cruiser with controls set for the heart of the sun to the pit orchestra from hell performing the soundtrack to a keystone cops movie directed by quentin tarantino.
TEN YEAR WEEKEND: A DECADE OF DARKROOM DUBS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK10.03.14
2013 saw silicone soul celebrating the 10th anniversary of their darkroom dubs imprint. launched in glasgow back in 2003, the drd stamp has become a mark of quality and seen many established names exploring deeper realms whilst also unearthing fresh and exciting global talent.
terje saether and robert solheim met at a party they both played at, clicked and started playing together. this soon lead to this, their first collaboration. dinky, of norway and fredrik bekkaasen loved the project and was happy to contribute with their remixes. this is the result, the ep tres hermanas . the fourth sister, dolores, disappeared along the way, but will hopefully return for the digital release. finally the four hermanas will be reunited.
satoris latest album in between worlds gets its second round of remix treatments. first mix is coming from satoris good friend and former release partner el mundo who turned compulaire into a hypnotical tech house version. second is just emma and the duo made a perfect dancefloor suitable mix of ink & orange sky, likewise britta arnold did this to compulaire and spiced it with a acidish bassline. norwegian duo of norway have chosen tuti and mixed it with groovy and relaxed beats perfect for the morning after hours. for the way home alexander christians remix of ehsan is the best companion. last but not least we have joney who turned pink & orange sky into a powerful crossover mix omewhere between broken beats and electronica.
frontier recordings opens its doors in 2015 seeking to establish itself amongst its peers in the electronic music world. focusing on space & surroundings, the labels objective is to showcase a selection of music that embodies the local of the act behind the sonics.
we are more than happy to present the second part of the remixes of kollektiv turmstrasses rebellion der träumer album. the first part with interpretations by jimpster and robag wruhme already created a big buzz and we hope to continue like this with the uneins remixes by our scandinavian connaisseur darlings of norway and living legend aril brikha. the a-side of part 2 features a version of uneins by our oslo based homies and connaisseur protégés of norway. they take the original parts and blend them according to their own voodoo-tech vision. the result is both catchy and extremely danceable. the b-side offers one of the rare remixes by swedish techno soul wizard aril brikha who delivers an epic monster. is is techno? is it house? is it deep house? it is everything and nothing. but one thing we know its simply timeless! expect more remixes in 2012
the long awaited follow up to the classic product of society edit eps is finally ready for release...dannys previous edits and reworks under his red rack em moniker have been best sellers for us for some time! the 4 tracks here were hand picked from dozens of unreleased demos by society spies, and lovingly honed to their current form. live guitar, sax and keys are the icing on the cake to some extremely accomplished beatmanship, in a variety of styles totally in keeping dannys wide ranging musical influences.
after the announcement of kerri chandlers the watergate files ep, which also includes a remix of our agencies and labels recent addition la fleur, she attends to be in charge for our 16th watergate compilation. with 15 tracks, including 6 exclusive ones, the swedish producer and dj gives proof of her skills on 78 minutes playtime. her musical spectrum extends from old house-classics to contemporary techno-pearls - mixed with love and intuitive feeling.
der oesterreicher wolfram eckert aka wolfram (alias diskokaine) widmet sich musikalisch dem jahrzehnt der generation x. allerdings geht er nicht wie bei hercules & love affair in den houseclub, stattdessen wirft er sich in den autoscooter und beschwört als erster mit filigranem fingerspitzengefühl die euro-dance-renaissance herauf. nun wagt der 28-jährige den schritt hin zum eigenen longplayer und lässt das konzept des tracks zu gunsten des songs hinter sich. statt einer ansammlung epischer clubhits hat er sich auf das format des 4-minuten-hits konzentriert und elektronischen pop produziert, dessen emotionalität weit über den club hinaus wirkt. für die gesangspart konnte der Österreicher eine ganze reihe prominenter namen gewinnen, darunter hercules & love affair, holy ghost! (dfa), patrick pulsinger, sally shapiro.