12inch, ltd. - onon (ideally written in kyrillyc letts which our database cannot display) are also known as topper and daniele papini! we continue on the new collaboration projects, this time it comes from the italian boys topper and daniele papini. recorded at pausenraum studio in berlin.
as the timing appears to be right while summer just made it’s entrance it seemed only appropriate for the release of another single.
the idea behind the release was conceived when digging for records through paris while touring a couple of years ago during a conversation with a vinyl monger discussing 70’s pop-funk pakistani composers.
since the inspiration as well as the records sampled for both of the tracks were picked up from the “city of lights” it seemed only appropriate for mononome to finally collaborate with parisian label and long-time friends stillmuzik for a release.
“loralai” evolves around a feel-good uptempo groove emphasizing on the sample while “besima” is based mainly on mononome’s characteristic drum sounds, leaving an essence of psychedelia in the background.
available in 7” vinyl limited to 300 copies via stillmuzik.
2017 reissue , the mission of pittsburgh tracks is to showcase dance music originating from the city of steel around the world through the medium of high-quality vinyl records. with this release, pittsburgh track authority come correct with their most dancefloor productions thus far. maintaining the deep moods of their releases on uzuri and further records, pta increase the energy levels and flex their skills on even more strains of techno and house music.
repress !! ultra heavy afro-beat rooted house techno compatible monster tune with additional percussion by burnt friedman, taken from crammed discs >tradi-mods vs rockers: alternative takes on congotronics< album - highly recommended!
dj ralf is the italian icon who runs the much loved laterra recordings label and management, and is now back with ‘er suonone’, a new track from margot that is all set to be a late summer smash. anyone who has heard the legendary dj ralf (a cult figure who has been the subject of a documentary, has played all over the world, runs his own legendary bella ciao party and holds a cult residency in cocorico) play recently will most likely have heard this track in his set, and it has been an unknown but much loved secret weapon for a while now. as such this one sided vinyl pressing will please many people who have been hunting it down. margot, of course, is an italian pair of accomplished producers who have released on, les disques de la mort, hell yeah and border community and run their own margot records label. ‘er suonone’ is a pumping, deep, slow burning bit of cosmic house that builds and builds and teasers listens without ever releasing the pressure. monstrous kick drums drive it down below, pixelated stabs add suspense in the distance and icy hi hats slither in the foreground. it’s the sort of track to drop right at the peak time and it will surely go right off, with people fist pumping along to the groove.
early support by dj ralf, prins thomas, ivan smagghe, erol alkan, ed (chemical brothers), jody wisternoff, sasha, innervisions, jared, luca c, nick warren, fatboy slim, edwin (the foals), reude hagelstein, catz n dogz, laurent garnier, dubfire, martin ikin…
young marco is a gentleman from amsterdam. this is his first offering for the esp institute. it makes us smile and we are sure you will smile too. with his head in the clouds, marco blends soaring melodies that harmonize beautifully over loop-de-loops of bass lines and bleeps. his warm analogue aesthetic invites us to his daydream, a place of innocence where we can do no wrong, dancing eyes-closed as the sun rises somewhere outside. this is pure feel good dance music, no gimmicks, no pretense, just right.
welsh born but raised in west africa and trained as a concert pianist ben onono has written best selling music for the likes of tim deluxe cicada bob sinclar and natalie imbruglia on this new twelve the remixes shine out with greg wilson and mish mash both turning in excellent club tracks
its time to deliver the second ep from adana twins latest mix compilation and with this one we set the focus to the more organic and off kilter leanings from lehar, sbth, acid pauli, musumeci and stereocalypse. kicking things off is italys lehar with his super slick ‘blue wolf where robust percussions culminate in a potent groove laying the foundation for lush sonic melodies that transport you into uniquely sublime spaces. sbth follows with the exceptionally unique ‘4w1r6 where they forgo the standard four-to-the-floor approach and employ a distinguished and uncommonly unique 3/4 time signature to full effect creating a swelling and brooding number assuring a definite, clear memory long after it ends. flipping to the b-side we see the renowned acid pauli in top form as he relies heavily on thick organic percussion and plush musicality with his ‘greetings from orgonon before switching gears as musumeci delivers a stunner with ‘invaders where past meets present as disco, techno and house all meet in one harmonious culmination. to round out the ep, stereocalypses ‘jubeelee! is an expertly crafted venture into the modern techniques of infectious afro-house concluding an extremely well rounded ep showcasing the diversity of adana twins selection and diversity.
infotext hamburg citys adana twins have made short work between their time joining the watergate camp to jumping into the spotlight helming the latest watergate mix compilation. the duo step up to deliver a thrilling and complex trek into the dramatic, emotionally-charged fields with their distinct brand of techno making it abundantly clear the two have a voice that needs to be heard. over the course of sixteen tracks adana twins weave a vivid musical tale having acquired an assortment of exclusive unreleased material from their crew of likeminded and extremely talented friends like acid pauli, sbth, upercent, lehar, daniel bortz & sascha sibler, aaaron, andré hommen, and musumeci among others. besides their friends, adana twins contribute three originals to the mix including an absolute monster remix of patrice bäumels decade old track ‘roar which has already received huge praise and tons of plays from heavyweights like tale of us and solomun receiving massive reactions every time its played. not only is the mix a stellar display of the duos mixing and storytelling prowess, but all tracks from the mix, minus adana twins ‘pavan which will see its release on their own imprint tau, are exclusive to watergate and will be released as separate eps following the mix release.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with 24 page lp-size booklet and download code for high quality wav / mp3 files.
a great compilation can open the gate to another world. who knew that some of the most exciting afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small west african country of benin? once analog africa released the first african scream contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.
ten years on, intrepid crate-digger samy ben redjeb unveils a new treasuretrove of vodoun-inspired afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness. right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off les sympathics’ pile-driving opener, it’s clear that african scream contest ii is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor. and just as you’re trying to get off the canvas after this one-punch knock out, an irresistible afro-ska romp with a more than subliminal echo of the batman theme puts you right back there. ignace de souza and the melody aces’ “asaw fofor- would’ve been a killer instrumental but once you’ve factored in the improbably-rich-to-the-point-of-being-nat-king-cole-influenced lead vocal, it’s a total revelation.
the 2000black collective return to bring their very own brand of boogie,funk & jazz. production from kaidi tatham, mr mensah & dego evolves into the driving theme sunday avuncular the dance vibes of bauxite,gypsum & limestone and the steady pacing mononymous persons . always forward thinking whilst tipping a hat to that past 2000black keeps on keeping on.
sterns edits returns after the sell-out success of its debut edition with another two catalogue reworks from ben gomori. this time he turns his attention to burkina faso s much-loved taxi-driver-turned-singer, amadou balaké. balaké ( porcupine in mandinka) is burkina faso s proudest musical export, and in 2013 he recorded his final album before passing away: in conclusion. the record saw him revisit some of his most popular tracks from his remarkable 50-year career, backed by an eight-piece burkinabé band who took the country s traditional sounds and brought them into a contemporary light. gomori retains the essence of the original recordings which were mostly captured in one take and marries them to vigorous afro-house stylings. bar konon mousso (musicien c est pas quelqu un) in which balaké tells of a bar lady being unimpressed by his profession, gets a gentle push towards the modern dancefloor, its wonderful sax lines resplendent. massa kamba is taken for a drive down the more traditional route, with commanding drums bolstering the original grooves and a marvelous triple harmony brass section at its core. balakes freewheeling style suits the hypnotic feel of the edits to a tee. sterns edits is an official collaboration between african music stalwarts sterns music and london s ben gomori.
‘the original sound of burkina faso’ follows the hugely successful ‘the original sound of mali’ compilation released in march this year, also on mr bongo. here we have a collection of songs that pay tribute to a truly golden age of music, touching on folk, funk, blues, highlife, disco, psyche, latin, rock and soul.
what s two metres tall, plays music on four channels, lives behind the iron curtain, has 1605 reasons to run an awesome label and flies over a 100 times per year? ladies & gentlemen meet umek. the 1605 boss returns on wax with four trademark techno jams which have been lightening up festivals & dancefloors worldwide over the last six months & will continue from now until the closing parties in ibiza at the end of the summer.
huge colombian felito records compilation! includes bonus dvd of the colombian gold documentary, which digs deep into the heritage of colombian music. tucked away deep in the heart of barranquillas infamous city center stands the remains of one of the most important record labels of colombias musica tropical scene: felito records. selected and dug up and out by sanjay agarwal. tip! this best of compilation features a blistering set of heavy cuts with deep indigenous undertones expressed in a stellar array of hybrid tropical sounds. established in the late 1970s by don felix butron, felito records became a powerhouse for the recording and preservation of afro indigenous rhythms in colombias caribbean coast. from its conception to its heydays in the 1980s and 90s, felito records produced and recorded some of the most prolific music at the time, pioneering a new and innovative sound that captured the rich diversity existing in colombias caribbean region.
shipwrec are opening a new style chapter with coco bryce. dub, jungle, skwee and breakbeat come together to form the signature sound of the myor label boss. from laid back caribbean rhythms to sweat dripping bedlam, coco bryce comes with melting pot bubbling over with influences and styles. mesak and fff have been drafted in on remix duties, each adding their own flavour to this heady brew. a 12- brimming with exotic spices and sounds from an artist who dares with his musical ingredients.
der braddock ist tot, lang lebe der baby craddock ! ( braddock is dead, long live the baby craddock !)el braddock ha muerto, viva el baby craddock ! vive pépé ! - this will be released in a limited serialised ( number stamped 1/3500, 2/3500, etc) edition of 3500, with full beautifil cover art made by pepe and will be sealed / shrinkwrapped.
after a fabulous summer and a mind-blasting krake festival, killekill takes its next step and kicks off another new label called vanta series, which is destined for small series of 12-es with out-standing dancefloor tracks. the name derives from vantablack, a colour from nano technology, which is the blackest black and actually invisible. vanta therewith stands for the total emptiness and is the perfect name for a label which does not have a defined identity itself but is a platform for different series, which will all have a concept and aesthetic in itself. the first series is called -the end is near-. it consists of 4 releases and comes with an artwork by french artist elzo durt. every release will contain a small poster, all four posters put together become elzo durt s piece -les anges de l apocalypse-. first record is by dez williams, who also released on shipwrec and bass agenda recently. a-side acidbanger is a serious banger and has future acid classic written all over it. the b-side comes with two acid variations - one more stingy, one emotional and psychedelic - which show the potential of this outstanding producer. open your ears and put the needle on - here is some acid!
following on from the last zeta reticula release (umeks alter ego) the mighty 1605 music therapy are back with 5 floor shaking electro techno & break beat inspired cuts, a main stay in the big man s set s for the last few months....
THE CAMPFIRE HEADPHASE (3X12 INCH GATEFOLD LP+MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp UK15.10.13
nach der veröffentlichung des neuen albums tomorrows harvest, das von einer aufsehenerregenden internetmarketingstrategie begleitet wurde und boards of canada weltweit erstmals in die charts katapultierte, erscheint nun - aufgrund starker nachfrage - eine reissue-reihe mit all ihren bisherigen vinylformaten. jedes neue vinyl enthält diesmal zusätzlich einen downloadcode sowie einen boc sticker aus der jeweiligen zeitphase. zuerst erscheinen die alben music has the right to children (1998), geogaddi (2002) und the campfire headphase (2006), im zweiten schritt das minialbum twoism (1995) sowie die beiden eps in a beautiful place out in the country (2000) und trans canada highway (2006).
eine einzigartige fusion von afrobeat und morokkanischer gnawa musik vom französischen afro kollektiv fanga und dem führenden morocco maalem (gnawa master) abdallah guinea. für fans von mulatu astake, afro rock, nigeria 70 ...
inklusive code für kostenfreien mp3-download des gesamten albums.
great dont techno 4 tracker... new moves from cursor, ben pest & jerome hill ... cursor miner has built a solid reputation over the years for being a free thinker in the world of techno, breaks and bass music, and here for dont he delivers the massive >nonon<. with early support from perc, the track has to be heard to understand... it lures you into a trance then thunderous spastikesque drums pummel the listener into submission. in one word, classic. plus you get palinki, a warped techno bouncer. on the flip, another freethinker, ben pest treats us to >yam um sugli<, with deranged synths and drums practically oozing funk, this sounds like nothing else on the planet.. which is what dont is all about! finally, label boss jerome hill steps up to give a reworking to the aptly named >rumbler<, an intense techno bruiser!