the avengers of that eighth release have made a split ep for the mind and the legs: from 00s electronica to pure techno, from the cooked to the raw, 4 hits by portuguese boss photonz and uk rave masters posthuman !
the new year marks a time of change, fresh starts and new beginnings and 2017 will see the launch of a brand new vinyl series from 20/20 vision. up first on the series we welcome portuguese native marco rodriguez, aka photonz. he first caught our ear with his early output on cult london imprint dissident, and then went on to release with tastemaker labels crème organization & hot haus. negative cities pt.1 is filled with the deep, rich & fat analog sounds that photonz has become renowned for. whether it’s intergalactic acid bangers like astral acid, the skipping hi-hats and wonky shuffle of death drive, or the driving main room techno of somewhere i read, theres enough ammunition here to satisfy any house and techno connoisseur. negative cities pt.1 is out 13th february on 20/20 vision. limited to 300 copies.
cosmic club 17s in the house, and for this one skylax have delved deep into the mystic universe of the ultra prolific photonz with a four track ep quite simply out of this dimension ! photonz is the artist name of marco rodrigues, a london-based dj and producer who s been championing the new sound of portuguese house and techno worldwide since the early 2000s. he has done tracks for various labels such as crème organization, unknown to the unknown, hot haus, the -cult- dissident and many more. his first cut -memories of burma- that gave the title to the ep is an infinite groove that builds and builds with arabic synths, a perfect crossover between balearic & old school jackin house. -baronrevxp- & -agape- moves into the same territories with some sharp clap, hi hats and some big retro vintage sounds. while -stealth predator- catches him at his most experimental, upping the tempo and unleashing an ambitious techno juke roller, think about drexcya, 1990s techno, plink plonk and you re not even close ! photonz music sounds extremely big for the big rooms, and still very large indeed for the smaller ones.his music is praised by the chemical brothers, jackmaster, optimo, ivan smagghe, daniel avery, james holden, ewan pearson, auntie flo, tim sweeney, just to name a few. ”memories of burma” ep is not just a cosmic experience, but a voyage into the realms of a producer in a world of his own. must have. essential item. skylax records 4 ever
vivod move into their next series of releases with portuguese maestro photonz at the helm. a 4 tracker of dark house that effortlessly slip into the label catalogue entitled lotus wheel on my orion. beautiful packaging again this time with full printed sleeve.
photonz is marco rodriguez, a london based but portuguese producer who has been active for a decade plus. here he debuts on creme organization after impressing with eps on ibadan, one eyed jacks and unknown to the unknown
d55 is the project of violet and photonz aka negentropy. this real-life couple share their home studio and inspire one another to create music. together they have created an universe that not only comprises their bright-eyed sonic adventures in dance music but also a love for the unknown, cosmic knowledge and the matters of the soul. they have realised that when they work together, they easily embrace an important piece of happiness-unlocking info: one should not taken oneself too seriously.
photonz drop a one sided egyptian banger which has been popping off hard in da club since they debuted it at lovebox at last summer. who are photonz? photonz music is caned by the following dj s: don t sleep! the chemical brothers !!!!!!!!! jackmaster, optimo, ivan smagghe, daniel avery, xpress 2, james holden, ewan pearson, auntie flo, justin robertson, erol alkan, matt walsh, paul woolford, horsepower prod (haha), brodinski, tim sweeney, andy blake + many more!
photonz have taken no prisoners in 2011. following their dancefloor destroying third release on one eyed jacks alongside tiago they up the heat yet again with a first outing on dont be afraid. spectre is surely destined to please fans of oni ayhun, joy orbison, and other forward thinking house music producers alike with its jaded xylophone hooks and cold as ice groove. wall is a slice of trademark photonz portuguese acid, an infinite groove that builds and builds. dokos is a more downbeat, tracky number which will slot nicely into the sets of djs who favour the old school house sound of chicago and detroit. prometheus catches the pair at their most experimental, upping the tempo and unleashing an ambitious techno juke roller which is as much machinedrum as it is the sound of 1990s techno circa pacific records and plink plonk.
two sides of the same coin - with their príncipe debut photonz deliver a personalized & 100% contemporary take on their pre-teen infatuation with the rave scene that they could not follow properly in its heyday (both marco and miguel being underage at the time).
the fourth release on dont be afraid >west acyd shelter< takes one of the most important jazz funk records of the 1970s as its starting point. semtek rebuilds the legendary hook from scratch over a disorienting range of acid, broken and techno accoutrements leaving a tweaked out bassline stepper. photonz bring their unique lisbon via essex style to the proceedings with an >i cant believe its not garage< take on semteks beat, proving yet again that they are a force to be reckoned with in 2011. the b-side >east acyd shelter< is a sparse analogue workout that would be at home as much in legendary and much missed kings cross hangout the key, as it would in a james bond soundtrack of the timothy dalton era.
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, ...
a highly percussive, pounding and gnarly yet deep and hugely atmospheric house grind from lisbons finest. a weirdly syncopated vocal loop arrives halfway through and turns this into some kind of warped exercise in dyslexic hip-house. extremely big for the big rooms, and still very large indeed for the smaller ones
part man, part machine, part cockatiel, cage & aviary take flights of fancy whenever they can. jamie paton is a dj, a one finger keyboardist, and a pot tickler. nigel of bermondsey is a musician, south londons finest oscillator, and a dedicated dabbler. together they are winners of the cosmic lottery. having put out releases to mini acclaim on the ltd editions that are dissident distribution, they are now set to spread their wings with new ventures lined up for paris based astro lab recordings, and nycs mighty dfa, to name but two. also in the pipeline is a series of ltd remix 12s on their own the walls have ears imprint - watch this...
this killer house groove was inspired by the guys listening to loads of kevin saunderson stuff from the late 80s and cant you just tell. after the success of >shaboo< this one will be as big if not bigger. check the clip to see why !!
photonz are marco rodrigues and miguel evaristo from lisbon, portugal that is the home to fado (meaning destiny or fate in latin), a melancholy and penetrant style of music that needs little interpretation. they have already released a string of singles on d-i-r-t-y, dissident and living records to great critical acclaim. we are very proud to release their next single. having gained great support from guillaume sorge and erol alkin, this single is set to thrill dancefloors worldwide!
living records is a new label masterminded by londons dub kult. fitting with dub kults dj style,the musical focus of the label is very much fixed on the dancefloor with an experimental, leftfield edge.providing something for the body, mind and soul as they say. a unique feature of living is that each vinyl release will have a free exclusive mp3 that can be downloaded from the livingrecords
almaty is a producer and dj from sweden, known for her adventurous and emotive sets throughout the Øresund region and its major cities copenhagen and malmö. influenced by rave experimenters andrea parker and future sound of london, she crafted “gennaro” - her first release ever which comes in a punchy package with remixes by octo octa, photonz and endian.
lisbon’s paraíso delivers a third volume for their ace v.a. genesis series, once again summoning some of portugal’s most gifted producers. just like the previous two sets of artists, all four projects have created tracks that pay homage to the brilliant continuum of dance music that the country has seen in the past three decades.
please welcome thessaloniki’s jackmaster dimdj with a full ep on snuff trax! two years ago he remixed elec pt.1 (rip) on snuff trax 010. this time around he has come up with three wonderful tracks, accompanied by a banging remix by photonz & violet.
the dutch artist releases music at a rate of knots – there’s been at least nine albums under the legowelt name alone now, and he has over 30 different aliases, all of which interact in weird, wonderful ways. his music has appeared on labels as disparate as unknown to the unknown and cocoon, and he’s got a reputation as a real studio wizard – not only due to the hardware in the studio, but the sample packs and plugins that he gives out for free online. on top of that, he’s about as unpretentious as it’s possible to get.
here institute of the overmind, which was made live in a session filmed for fact tv, gets the vinyl treatment backed with a monster 90s trance re-work from photonz
the peninsulas finest purveyors of everything bass-related are back in action as iberian records releases the third instalment of the tax haven ep series, where all sorts of musical refugees find exile with unpredictable results. taking a cue from its predecessors, tax haven 3 unites four different artists on wax - bass clef, photonz, cauto and niño - who present four different brands of low-end heavy music for the dance floors, as well as that space between headphones.
2012 witnessed the birth of a shadowy transatlantic musical conspiracy known as bohemian groove. taking their inspiration from the infamous bohemian club, a conclave of powerful men who met annually at the bohemian grove campground in california to plan world-changing developments including the manhattan project, this musical axis of evil spans toronto and helsinki, with their base of operations in berlin.
ladies and gentlemen. this is snuff trax number 4. on the latest release of our small imprint we present you two amazing house tracks by mario pierro a.k.a. raiders of the lost arp. this great producer already released on labels like nature records. you may also know him under different other names like mat101 or jollymusic. now we welcome him on board of snuff trax.side a of stx004 starts with the wonderful stealing my love. photonz, our jackmates from portugal, deliver a floorbanging remix. on side b you hear the soulful hold on. and we are very proud that legendary chicago house producer mr k alexi shelby found the time to remix this track! stx004 will be limited to 250 vinyls. dj-support by laurent garnier, josh wink, robert owens, steffi, dj t, tim sweeney, loco dice, michael reinboth, marco passarani, electric indigo. deetron, angel molina, luke solomon, dplay, hardrock striker, brodinski, hard ton, billie ray martin, dj m-traxx, babyg. patrick pulsinger, ian pooley, matt walsh, santiago salazar, dr motte, trevor jackson and many many more...
hello there, not much to say about this release, we are just so proud to present the techno legend of detroit anthony shake shakir on astro lab recordings, after the last release by astro zntn with a remix of shit robot, we are back with this new 12 inch. crazy good track by the man with 3 solid remixes. first one is by detroit based osborne and the 2 other ones by our mates photonz.
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pds return with their third single for the superb republic of desire label, entitled >those are sirens< and once again open up a world of brooding, twisted emotion brought to life by their unique sound - incl photonz remix.