echocord sub-label echo echo continues this july with orbite’s ‘interstellar’ ep, a threetracker from the berlin- based producer. orbite is a brand new project founded in berlin, germany with a nod towards the raw, dubby sounds often heard across the clubs in the city, and where better to inaugurate things than the recently launched sub-label of copenhagen’s echocord, one of the leading imprints in the realms of dub techno, home to pioneering acts like rod modell/deepchord, pole and fluxion who have paved the way for orbite’s own twist on the genre. the ethereal pad textures of ‘skylar’ lead on the package, deftly evolving alongside bubbling synth tones, swelling chords and shuffled percussion to create a create dynamically unfolding six and a half minute cut. ‘moment’ follows, edging things further into dubbed-out territories with heavily delayed dub echoes and mesmeric spoken word poetry intertwining to create a, hypnotic beatless soundscape. ‘organi’ closes the record with emotive, billowing pads, warm bell like tones and vocal murmurs running alongside swinging shakers and stripped-back micro-house percussion.
the stoned circus label returns with another two psych-funk killers, on side a is the monster mod euro groove >>tame me tiger<< by bonnie st. claire ? a huge dancefloor female funk bomb, full of fat punchy brass and killer drums, originally appearing on pink elephant records back in the mid seventies. on the flip is the equally outrageous >>pop orbite<< by the chico magnetic band from their ultra rare lp on disques vogue, produced by the legendary french producer j.p. massiera of maledictus sound fame, an orgy of wild fuzz, moogs, synths, funky drums and oddball psych vocals - heavy!
lp theres been an air of hypnagogic mystery surrounding acid tests sublabel avenue 66 from the start. joey andersons oblique, prince-inspired incantation above the cherry moon set the tone for a label thats sound that has found beauty in the furthest recesses of the dance floor, in the murkiest decay of kick drums and rave stabs. fitting then, that the first album on the imprint comes from trux, an artist who has chosen to reveal nearly nothing about themselves. following a cult classic mini-lp for office recordings, orbiter bears out the anonymous producer as a master of liminal, conceptual dance music. orbiters ten tracks have a vaporous, shape-shifting quality, threatening to topple over into full-on kick drum bliss or vanish into ambience. opener, with it, moves from heady ambient rush to skeletal piano, while blinko and roys garage spell out a hazy memoriam for the uk continuum. forlorn pianos ring out amongst the field recordings, excitable toms and jungle bass all softened in the enveloping gauze. orbiter positions trux as an unknown auteur who puts evocative world of tone and echo into dizzying motion, content to watch from the wings. track list with it orbiter blinko roys garage third glow in my world my row odd u agoma
as we move forward, corseque records introduces a concept which we simply call faction. a series of joint releases between artists from different corners of our beloved scene and label head ascorbite. for the third vinyl we are pleased to have with us berlin based producer mike wall (wall music/wall music limited).
hard techno not for the faint hearted!! as we move forward, corseque records introduces a concept which we simply call faction. a series of joint releases between artists from different corners of our beloved scene and label head ascorbite. for the second record we are pleased to have with us italian producer warind (warind records, instruments of discipline, overdraw).
as we move forward, corseque records introduces a concept which we simply call faction. a series of joint releases between artists from different corners of our beloved scene and label head ascorbite. first in line to cover the a side is parisian producer hemka (float records/decoy records/green fetish records).
the third release on ascorbites own corseque records is not for the faint-hearted. advance the flight and inadequate demeanor are clearly twins, delivered from the darkest corners of ascorbite’s mind. the bold, pounding quality of the ep brings adam x or grovskopa to mind but ascorbite has a dystopian touch that’s entirely his own. advance the flight is like a battle track for an intergalactic armada being attacked by an infinite horde of swarming space ants. inadequate demeanor, on the other hand, is a grim steampunk fantasy of a black, shining locomotive plainly out of control, raging on red hot rails towards the end of the line. however, while both tracks are rough and unforgiving, ascorbite manages to invigorate them by the use of subtle melancholic atmospheres – like rainy skies over a concrete desert. a balance between brutalism and vitality. a trademark of ascorbite and corseque records.
ascorbite resurfaces from the depths of the notorious malmö underground with his second release on corseque records. this time, ascorbite takes the old school route and puts the heavy arsenal on the a-side and the late night swings on the b-side.
hot on the heels of the successful first edition of orbiter i comes orbiter ii, a second various artists ep that showcases both newcomers and established label acts alike. this time out, super flu, nico cabeza, anek and chris wood & meat all step up to the plate and impress with their essential contributions.
with its next release, the ever evolving moon harbour kicks off a great new various artist ep series entitled orbiter. with the aim of showcasing both newcomers and established label acts alike, the first one features great new music from associates like detlef and lewis boardman, as well as from newbie collaborators zlatnichi & joey daniel and the returning andrea oliva, who debuted on the 2014 inhouse compilation
shortly after his first ep on dnuos ytivil, sub-division of bristol imprint livity sound, simo cell, neo-parisian and nantes native, puts his second release out on fragil musique. on this one, the young producer asserts his bass-tainted electro influences. highly skilled and very technical dj, but above all open to bridges between genres and eras, the record feels like he conceived it for his own club usage. on the a side, two subtle twin tracks, -reading rashid- and -soko ban-. cycling melodies and hypnotic pads sketch two bass outlines, as simple as effective, that seem perfectly fit for switching from a stripped down techno track to an old jungle weapon. on the flip, hit track -meteor racer- is surprising. a rawer and more stripped down electro piece that lifts the veil a bit more on the young producers talent. those four brilliantly crafted track definitely place simo cell among the french newcomers to watch closely.
pure groove is delighted to be releasing the first single by new fiction (home of elbow, snow patrol, filthy dukes and new dave sitek superstar project maximum balloon among others) artist alice gold.
she has got a big year ahead of her kicking off right now, with solo shows, support slots galore (including the eels uk tour which touches down at brixton academy) and some late summer festival slots.
produced by dan carey (the sonic alchemist who has twiddled the knobs of franz ferdinand and hot chip among a gazillion other british musical luminaries) orbiter will be another delightful limited and numbered vinyl edition, with lovely packaging that will make it a collectors treat.
tee trinken im braunen salon is an endless upbuilding minimal track. neo detroit chords, bleepy acid bass, warm analog flavoured and floating melancholic synth. somewhere between plastikman , mathew jonson and monolake, this guy from munich takes his time to catch the audience and produces one of the most innovative spaced out tune since a long time
dmitry distant’s side of the record sees a journey through abstract soundscapes, hefty dark atmospheric techno and electro, rounded off nicely by a dark funk injected remix from sweden’s obergman. all made live with machines, dmitry’s tracks are the authentic type of electronic music the popular scene would have you forget. no surprise then that his live schedule is taking him across europe including a gig alongside the mighty rude66 and luke eargoggle in berlin.
lectromagnetique takes you on a ride through some edgy, acidic and melancholic broken techno experiences. whilst many seek to portray that cold, sci-fi, and industrial vibe in their music, few get to draw on the experiences of living in the pripyat region on chernobyl’s doorstep. as you listen you can feel and visualise places you would otherwise never dare tread or let your mind wander to.
supported by dave clarke (including best of electro 2016), helena hauff, the black dog, mix mag (album of the month) and more.
time to express sp-x joins rekids special projects with four punishing techno cuts this september. little is known about mysterious producer sp-x. after a string of quality releases on komisch, time to express, and projekts, the brussels-based artist has garnered a strong following for his rolling techno sound. the enigmatic producer now joins matt edwards rekids special projects roster, following on from releases by dj spider, jon hester, dj deep, fbkand dustin zahn among others. an amalgamation of metallic hits, powerful drums and plucky arpeggios commence the package in dystopian lotus before the fast paced breaths of separation offers a rumbling low-end, frenzied atmospherics and cosmic chords. the orbiter delivers distorted top lines and a thundering kick on the flip, backed by mysterious sirens and resonant synth blips until the package rounds off with desire of invisibility, a high-octane finish with sharp, organic percussion and a vacillating sub alongside stereo delayed stabs.
a new release by developer - the prolific artist and dj is known for his dark tribal fused techno and driving hypnotic rhythms. this one is a great example of raw uncut power. pure warehouse insanity perfect for the club or the warehouse. don’t sleep - a sure release for anyone.
AFOREMENTION (2X12 INCH LP, HEAVY INSIDE OUT BOAR / MIXED BY DONATO DOZZY)
2x12" Vinyl D06.02.17
mixed by donato dozzy / mastered by neel. one man, live on stage, concocting wild sonic mash-ups of the jazz and techno traditions - mark de clive-lowe connecting deeply with his vision of time, texture, rhythm, space, and soul! - carlos nino italian musician, producer, dj and composer tommaso cappellato is a musical maverick - running the gamut from free-form techno to hip-hop production and jazz improvisation.
highly limited 10- dubplate with custom sleeve. -with a raft of excellent music already accumulated, we move on to the penultimate release in our project mohawk series, with our 8th instalment only adding to the quality that has gone before. odd harmonics may be a new name to some, but being one quarter of the highly regarded g.h.o.s.t outfit should set the scene on what sort of ep you can expect. with the full crew on board for the retro virus-esque roller that is orbiter, and our own label boss tony consort on collab duties for edgy & minimalistic middle ground, this release retains the funk and old skool production values that so many still crave in the drum & bass scene today. with a selection of tracks that fully hit the mark, yet each offering something a little different, odd harmonics lays down a marker as solo producer of note in his own right-
grit, noise and relentless machine funk form the foundation of angls 004, dimi angélis latest release on his own imprint. opening track >spitzer< lets growling, angry analog synths and unyielding hihats do the talking from start to finish, almost as if it cant wait to be unleashed. on the flipside shifted coats his remix of >spitzer< in a signature pitch-dark, slowmoving sound. closing the ep, >orbiter< brings a tireless and stripped drive, tailormade for any set ready to change gears up a notch. early support by jonas kopp, zadig, oscar mulero, sigha, regis, shifted, ben klock, pfirter, rod, truncate, ben sims, kwartz...
nice price deal !!! parisian fellow stephane laporte joins the antinote crew with a very introspective and dreamy full length record. it features 11 tracks of homemade synthetic scapes and weird atmospheres. stephane works at night on a 4 track akai tape recorder set up on a cosy fur carpet. while listening to fourrure sounds you will likely meet françois deroubaixs ghost or may even have an early kraftwerkian feeling. the world that stephane laporte has built through this lp is unique. antinote hope you will enjoy this cold yet warm synthetic trip.
its always a treat here at circus company to be able to shed the light on a lesser known talent. after all, its a philosophy we have built the label on, but theres no denying we need to have that personal connection with the artists whose music we release.
big with: norman nodge, surgeon, dave clarke, peter van hoesen, mike parker, ben klock, marcel fengler, laurent garnier, hell, vince watson, ben sims, cassy, slam, dan curtin, ...
with releases on labels like ostgut, time 2 express and prologue, the finnish producer is one of the leading lights in the new wave of european techno. samuli gets straight down to business on orbiter. based on chugging, insistent drums, the listener is led to a place where repetitive droning sounds, pitched up percussion and robotic bleeps dominate. if ever there was a soundtrack lose your mind to in a dark room, then >orbiter< is it. >metal space< is more considered, but its no less effective. berlin producer mike dehnert rounds off the ep with an excellent, deeply textured take on >metal space<.
electro astronomy! after the galactic global surveyor 3 and blastromen albums, germanys -electrofunk resistance- dominance electricity returns with a split ep release showcasing a collaboration of extraordinary german and serbian electro talent. dagobert, a resident dominance artist since the mid 90s, opens the first half of this ep with a spacey intro and three playful and strongly produced electrobreaks jams. following up is serbias kalson who previously released with labels such as das drehmoment, e75 records and on dominances 2010 installment of the global surveyor series. next to his remix of dagoberts -astronauten weltenraum-, the core track of this collaboration, kalson delivers two songs fusing classic melodic vocoder electrofunk with four-to-the-floor elements and closes the release with an epic cinematic ambient piece. the cover artwork is created by the legendary argentinian sci-fi comic artist juan gimenez. active since the 1950s, he is most known for his contribution to the 1981 cult film heavy metal. his female astronauts beautiful sad-eyed face perfectly reflects the dominance electricity trademark deep melodic true school electro style, and supports sending the listener furtherinto deep space!