in recent times alex pletnev has been making his mark on the musical stratosphere with an array of works from from cold wave edits, through gorgeous adaptations of african and world music to tribal techno originals. he joins us as pletnev for aztec code / daywalker, a 12inch combining his abundant influences to take us to bizarre, far-off places.
needs is a not-for-profit record label & collective lovingly curated by bobby pleasure. we believe in people. the concept of the label is to use music as a medium to spread love, unity and the idea of giving back. promoting harmony and togetherness rather than isolation and estrangement, each release and accompanying event will act as a support stream to various issues within society such as mental health, homelessness and equality. for the second release we have tracks from tilman, jonny rock, lucky charmz & pletnev. four artists from different countries of the world who all have the needs factor, and have very kindly donated their music to the dancefloor. all profits from this release will be donated to the homelessness charity crisis. everybody has needs.
lithuanian artist pletnev debuts on sze with 3 tracks of ethno-techno, backed with a remix from ploy. having previously released on the likes of meda fury, bahnsteig23 and le temps perdu, the ​,thrown furniture ep​, sees pletnev delve into the harder-edged side of his work.
the a-side features ​,her cruel smile ​,and thrown furniture, ​,two acid fuelled workouts with a strong rhythmic pulse and those afro-tinged samples that are fast becoming a characteristic sound of the artist. the b-side kicks off with ​,my first teacher, ​,a creepy and slow burning trip that gets right under the skin. rounding off the release is a remix from ploy, coming off the back of his standout eps for hemlock and hessle audio, the remix is a dive headfirst into the distinctive sludgy sound of this young artist.
first release in a series of four compilations, which includes international artists of the slow-industrial, tribal and experimental scene. lyon based new label kump presents a stunning debut with a 5 tracks vinyl compilation. opening with new project ricco by label boss himself markus gibb and french producer jutix aka hlm38, gilbert & george would be the perfect soundtrack of an immersive nightmare in slow motion. distorted hats and ghosty voices from the graves surronding by detuned guitar and discreet acid cuts. followed by a middle east psychedelia inspired, pletnevs thinder fit in the perfect definition of a dusty weapon. mystic melodies and mesmerizing bass for suave basement parties. turn over, ju-ju83 is flirting with depression and nihilism. untimely end takes you to an obscure journey in the 80s with this new-wave-ish banger. where drum machines hangs out with rock bass and dying voice. nirvana by lithuanian producer roe deers is a subby minimalist down tempo triplet drive by weird-melodic synths. killing the codes, this is truly musical rollercoaster for insensible souls. last breath with markus gibb, his dernier souffle is a shamanic ambient and subliminal eno-ish track. ethereal grace synths and smoky reverberations, this is the track to cross the nevada desert, psychotropes loaded
never underestimate a quiet guy. soft spoken and well-mannered alexander pletnev moved 3 years ago from the russian city of st. petersburg to the lithuanian capital of vilnius. that has been more than enough time for him to make the city his own. a co-founder of a hip barber’s shop that also hosts an improvised vinyl second hand corner, not to mention a cozy little bar where he can be found serving a quirky selection of beers, alex soon embraced influences filtered through the local nightlife institution ‘opium club’. his production powerhouse pletnev explores darker territories and far-out music lands untouched by his bright and melodic creative alter ego - ponty mython. the st. bones ep follows his well received and strongly selling offerings on meda fury and bahnsteig23. the ep’s two tracks, of contrasting mood and tempo, are accompanied by two top drawer remixes from the japanese tailor of sound and taste ryota opp and on-the-rise fellow st. petersburg producer and selector, inga mauer.
more cult edits from inigo vontier, pietnev, dreem lion, and alexi le fan. everyone loves these. no one has them. only edits in circulation requiring a vow of silence and a paid subscription. cannot be stolen, shared, or caned to death. rename the track titles in a random internet cafe for maximum secrecy/exclusivity/emotional well-being. culted002 - blood in, blood out.