laura jones is a rare specimen, a producer who puts her heart and soul into every production. the few key releases she has made for crosstown rebels, visionquest and leftroom have become instant anthems and shot her into stardom. embrace sees a return to leftroom and to form for laura with new exploration into darker techno underworlds with think over and imagination unreal, illustrating the complexity and breadth of jones as a producer.
sweet sweet vocal chicago-house pureness by tevo howard featuring rick poppa howard on vocals, reminding of the early beautiful granville days. a highly emotional and intimate track which the label is honoured to release. labelboss paul du lac on remix duties delivers two stripped-to-the-bone jackin trax for devastating club abuse, one vocal version, one instrumental version.
dark funk for dirty minds! three new and raw box tracks by paul du lac (bio rhythm), who seems to be pushing his minimalistic jackin sound palette even further. we have the fierce and autistic-tantristic dirtyness of tantra master, the dance mania flavoured funk of childs play, and the deep strings of the bassline-driven spaces below, a classic chicago-inspired piece of work that seems to come from deep within.punchy and excellent dj tools.lo-fidelity, hi-energy.
hot release alert by our boy paul du lac who is a long time close friend of the frustrated family, colleague at the clone office and an old dj buddy of frustrated funk label boss klen (when they played the nighttown basement in the early 90s). so it s a bit of a special thing for us having him aboard. this ep shows pauls signature minimalistic approach on chicago style house. typical jacking 707s and 808s combined with minimal synth pulses. qom and access are pure jackin bliss for the floor while moodswings goes deeper with layers of warm pads and spaced out stings. the title track comes with a stripped beats version from tevo howard, for those who like to mix things up.. highly recommended!!
paul du lac with his follow up on his limited clone x release. 3 tracks that are a mixture of the good old dj international days, joey lewis and k-alexi shelby and a little bit of that dutch unit moebius sound. solid jacking house tracks!
jake childs requires very little introduction to the more discerning house ear. with releases on leading labels including drop music, freerange and doubledown, not to mention his own uni.form imprints, he has taken the house world by storm over the past few years. here he serves up some retro chicago sounding yet stripped back jackers. seems really simple at first, a real trademark of jake s sound, but its bumpin bassline, bleeps and squelches grow around you becoming more intense with every listen. the flip delivers >good times< which incorporates his brand of choppy jackin beats, punchy snares, gritty synths and rolling bass that rips apart any dancefloor. the track flips mid-way and bubbles under as the bass lines compete for attention before recombining for another roof raising moment. the >beat machine< is an eerie voyage into the middle ground between house and pop. once again moody synths and a growling sub bass lead the way, with the haunting vocals of lil prince (who has previously featured on jake s icon and drop music eps) gliding over the mix! hot floor burning shit
who are the various artists, what are the various tracks, you ask? the record contains four tracks that are useful in your daily life. tired of every day cares and worries? focus on the eternal truths and your life purpose with paul moore s virgo tribute, close your eyes, tune in and relax. need some positive, warm vibrations? missing the summer already? flabaire s track is for you. great with cold chardonnay! looking for a soundtrack for a workout, cleaning or home improvements? flip a record, turn johannes track on and play it loud! hungover? stomach upset, head or toothache? put the needle to the second track on the b side for the cure from the real doctor label s head sames.
what s in the du name? 030303 records asked three of their favourite prod ucers with matching names to du an ep together: ann harbour s d marc cantu and mark du mosh & paul du lac, both from the dutch harbour city rotterdam. the result is dynamite! a1-mine motion- is a monsterous jacker in the rawest form how only mr cantu can du! on the b side mark du mosh takes off with a flight to -bermuda- with a hot & steamy roaring electronic beast sitting on the wing of the plane and causing some heavy turbulence. fortunatly du mosh keeps us flying high with some deep emotional synths. last but not least paul du lac delivers a dark psychedelic techtool called -beta rhythm-. a track that creeps under your skin as a virus, causing some serious haziness from noding your head. be aware that this record will appear on vinyl only!
back to basics with two heavy rhythm edits/tools. a-side features label boss paul du lac s edit of t.o.y. s drum electronic sound , a dark and menacing mid-eighties instrumental italo/electro track (original version was recently released on bordello a parigi), b-side features a simple yet highly effective and relentess minimal drum cut by herr mick wills... no need to say more... vinyl only.
one year has passed since the last release in this series and, as always, the tramp records crew have been working hard during the last 12 months to come up with an equally fine selection of tunes for this brand new volume. our aim is to keep up with the quality of each release, a task which certainly does not get any easier as we step forward into the twenty first century.
tight remix set from the mos camp... tip! after delivering his standout debut full length sketches on mos recordings earlier it the year, aroy dee now gets the remix treatment. the fine talents carefully chosen by aroy dee because their music inspired him, r-a-g, d marc cantu, paul du lac and cliff lothar, revisit three different cuts from his album and serve up compelling results.
on saturday the 13th of april de:tuned is hosting the multi-dimensional world event at petrol club in antwerp, belgium focussing on the best in old school techno, acid and rave. to beat the drum, de:tuned is releasing a very limited 12inch record featuring tracks by artists who will be performing at the event on april 13th. each artist is bringing his unique sound to the table, but with an added de:tuned twist. the result is a double a side release which will be available on heavyweight yellow vinyl.
mad decent is proud to announce our very own mad decent volume 1 compilation, featuring 18 tracks hand selected by our leader diplo from his favorite overlooked remixes of past releases plus a variety of new music from our next crop of artists.
there are few labels who will get the opportunity to work extensively with the most dynamic remixers, dj s and producers of this decade. bbe seems to keep coming up trumps. grammy award winner louie vega has been on top of the dj game for over 2 decades. he gained further notoriety as part of the collective known as ‘masters at work’ with kenny gonzalez form a formidable partnership reminiscent of the greatest producers of yesteryear. quincy did it with chaka khan, james ingram, al jarreau and the brothers johnson, while gamble and huff did it with archie bell and the drells, harold melvin and the bluenotes, teddy pendergrass and mfsb.
plays by groove armada, mason, christopher just, pete heller, acquaviva, till west, giorgio prezioso….. finally the emperors are back from their worldtour and finished their amazing debut album with >razorblade< as first single. a great package with vocals by londons hottest heidrun bjornsdottir, a beautiful song for the ladies and ed banging mixes by frechman play paul and german malente (moonbootique records, unique records). coburn will definitely continue the programm with >razorblade<.
grandiose mix-doppel-cd von zwei der begabtesten trance/progressive-shootingstar-djs der jüngsten vergangenheit: dem iren bryan kearney und dem schotten will atkinson. uplifting euphoric trance der spitzenklasse!
one of the most unexpected collaborations of recently memory, defected presents loco dice in the house is the explosive dance music compilation of the year. featuring tracks and remixes from cutting edge artists such as kyle hall, skudge, glimpse, diplo, marcel dettmann and dice himself as well as a hand-picked selection of unreleased desolat exclusives, this is an incredible release from an undisputed legend of the scene...