following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
shrunken heads” is something we were just kicking around at the time the label was starting to take shape, we felt it to be a good narrative of our influences and visions of how we see acrylic taking shape in the future. kid drama has kindly put together a killer remix for us to celebrate the labels beginning. he has been a massive inspiration for us all musically over the years and we are very humbled to have him on board with the first output. thanks hugely damon for taking time out of your schedule to do that. “motion design” came together fairly quickly, it was made with intent to homage the sound of the old guard we admire to o er our own contribution to that sound. all vinyl are strictly limited edition, and limited to 300 pieces per run. there will never be a repressing of any series. once each release is gone, they are gone forever. mastered and cut by beau at teneightseven. artwork and design by dave knapton at multiplex
following the great ep from doomwork, italy strike back with the duo reform! two guys who joined their mind together to create music, testing new electronic paths, playing with external machines to creates their own sounds, after only one release and one track on a compilation you can see that the duo have a lot to say into techno. reform bring here with “chaotic dimension“ a very complete release who take from techno madness with chaotic dimension to deep techno for extremis passing by a super funky vibe for dancewear with this vocal who drives you, to end with treasure who deliver a mind blowing experience.
quartz rec is pleased to welcome the duo doomwork based in rome and well known for them amazing groove, there music is emotive and immersive with melodies and riff locked into rolling rhythms and subtle atmospherics.and its with no surprise that they are coming with an outstanding ep on quartz rec, first track « nihil sine sole » super trippy track with some great congas slowly and this beautiful pad building a great atmosphere. second track « memento » getting more into deep techno with class, tracks talk for itself. we have also two remixes, first one is from ambivalent who deliver a big stomper techno mix ready to smash the dance floor, second is from ness who bring a driving techno track melt with the pad from the original who will make lose yourself.
quartz rec is finally back after a year long break with the first release coming from the label boss himself : paul ritch. this four track ep of the finest crafted techno called * voyage* will set you on a real trip. fasten your seatbelt.
117 presents forbidden codes. this compilation project is compiled and envisioned by dj trace, a veteran of uk dance music. new school players verb and quartz take on two classics to kick things off. mutant and sonar get a modern and minimal touch up on crystal clear 10 inch collectors vinyl. three more 10 inches continue this sonic experience featuring a group of the finest underground producers in todays scene. kid lib, tim reaper, gremlinz & homemade weapons, friske, fade and genotype appear over 3 plates.
alignment is back with its fist vinyl outing of the year for the main label. this time introducing quartz, a production duo hailing from cardiff. the pair have been making some heavy waves in the scene of late with their heavy gritty productions. a release lately on im:ltd has made the scene take note of what their about, now they present the 3 track ep on alignment.
support for the tracks already comes in the form of doc scott, skeptical and dub phizix.also watch out for their remix of traces æsonarÆ coming soon on 117.
man of the moment alan fitzpatrick teams up with jon gurd to bring us one of his finest tune to date. quartz headquarter decided to call rotterdam hero rod aka benny rodriguez to remix the tune and the man gave us two essential versions of from here to there. if it wasnt enough paul ritch – the label boss - complete the package with his own interpretation of the track
much anticipated release of new paul ritch material included his hit asteroid featuring on his green & blue mix cd ( cocoon ) plus silver dust and space control who have been road tested for months by the quartz crew
2012 has been a fulfilling year for im:ltd and with the sonic summer being definitively over, the french based label gets back moodier than ever with junction 12, a collection of 6 meticulously picked drum & bass tracks from some of the hottest talents on board that comes in the form of a 3x12inch vinyl series.
whilst most of us would associate the productions of butch with his effortlessly flowing, melodic and uplifting style, perfect music for the summer floors and terraces.... of late, the turkish born producer has been channeling back into his tougher and dare we say it, more butch techno sounds. having bathed us in the gorgeous tones of previous hits such as >papillon< and >eyes wide open<, butchs latest work for quartz music sees him expanding further on his recent chemically inspired cecille release >lsd 25<, by serving up a large helping of acid on, >303<. sinister and deadly, the creeping corrosive cut is perfect soundtrack for those dark strobe lit moments. >soul leaves body< sees on the polar opposite side of our trip as the blissed out beats of the tabla and strains of the sitar sweep us away an ethereal bed of sound.
manare treats his productions as any other stuff he is involved in, like the fresh prince of paris that he is. just one hearing of this new ep and you will understand what manare has to say: a lot! >quartz< is a deep technoid house groove full of rooted vibes, what some call organic sound, which will takes you on a journey to a future motherland. the flipside >down to dis< is a heavy bouncing 808 beat, lifted by colorful chords and that fat loaded bass so cherished by the clekclekboom fam. this 2 tracks number combines an impressive wide spectrum of club music… a head nod guaranty, any time any place, whatever mood you are in. limited edition heavyweight 180g 12 inch vinyl.
paul ritch presents his new ep >secret garden< and celebrates 3 years of his own quartz rec. after 20 releases the label etablished itself as a leading force in the techno scene and this new 3 tracker will raise the bar even further.
2010 repress ! paul ritch and his quartz music label return with a very special treat! the first release on quartz was pauls own >split ep<. the response to the music on this ep was incredible. not only from specialists, but also from the public. how do you improve on the package? well, draft in one of the biggest names in world of techno to not only provide a remix, but take the two biggest tracks from the release, combine them, and remix the mutant off-spring. indeed! this is just what dubfire has done. taking >walk the line< and >split<, melting them together, and then reworking them to provide what will, from now, and forever more, be known as.... the >split the line - dubfire mega remix.< 2008 proved to be a wonderful year for dubfire. his releases and remixes filled the top spots in many end of year charts. no more than they deserved. his >dios< & >diablo< tracks alongside oiiver huntemann were instant smashes, and his remixes took him to a whole new level. radio slaves >grindhouse<, minologues >jamaica<, gregor treshers >a thousand nights< & booka shades >charlotte< all received the dubfire treatment, and all, went on to be smash hits. 2009 is set to be even bigger and better for everyone involved in this e.p.. is that possible? just watch this space!
quartz rec. family is looking forward to start the summer with a bang! here we present you a new series of collaborations between the artists of the label.
paul ritch has teamed up with his good friend paco osuna to deliver a groovy monster tune while carlo lio and canadian friends the junkies show us their skills with the well titled >go ahead listen< track. last but not least okain & hermanez >buds bomber< completes this rocking ep.
okain is finally back on quartz after his successful >blackroot ep< that was charted & compiled by many international djs. with his new ep entitled >bring back the cows< okain is showcasing again his unique talent to bring techno & house together. the package contains 2 original tracks and in addition, we have had our argentinean friend barem from minus delivering an exciting remix. let the bells kick!
after the huge succes of the split ep on his own quartz rec imprint, paul ritch is reaching the next level with his brand new canniballs ep.this wicked release contains four exclusive tracks ranging from the deepness of >suffolk< to the stomping & rolling >the lick<. beware of the canniballs!
heavy support from: dubfire, richie hawtin, djulz, paco osuna, 2000 and one, barem, karrotte, bart skills, anthony collins, paul woolford ...
it is carlo lios turn to deliver his first release for quartz rec. >breakfast in the bag< is without any doubt his finest release up to date.
two powerful and groovy original tracks, blending the best of techno and house in a modern cocktail that ships out straight from toronto. man of the moment anton pieete completes the package with a big remix of the lead track. all killers - no fillers on this ep!
early support by : adam beyer, d julz, kenny larkin, christian smith, anja schneider, josh wink, tiefschwarz, robert dietz, secret cinema, okain...
quartz music return with yet another roaring ep. this time from belgiums hermanez.
opening track hocus focus is a full spectrum. opening with its tribal drums, the addition of cascading techy sounds and then its techno stomp. the brutalness is appeased by the wonderful deep synths that fuse everything together.
next up is the more stripped, minimal sounds of served . a colder, more moody electronic feel to this one, it pops along, locked into a vicious groove. white noise builds create the drama throughout.
finally don t try this at home continues with the heavy tribal tide. rolling drums, a plethora of toms, and a bag full of spooky sounds and efx, make a strong set building track.
stepping up to quartz rec this time is exciting french talent okain.he delivers a mighty ep, with three kick ass techno cuts for your pleasure! title track blackrock marches straight from the off, with snares and hand claps combining to great effect. okains talent for droppingpercussive efx and sounds in his tracks is once again apparent. creating and expanding an atmosphere throughout with his swirling efx, tom toms and flute... he actually takes you in to the rain forest... to the blackrock!ghost city the name fits the track to perfection. the opening drums evoking pictures of a deserted town. those haunting synth stabs, andatmospherics swirling around you. then the vocals appear out of the darkness, with the spooky, trippy synth. nocturnal, driving music....where is monday takes us on a tough, housier journey. delicate toms open the show, and the pace increases as the robust, funk filled bass linedrops in. layer upon layer is woven by okain. brilliant, and cheeky vocal drops, and efx come at us throughout the track, as it keeps up itsintense pace and groove. awesome stuff.this is heavy. handle with care!!
2008 saw thomass busiest, and most successful year to date. having caught the ear of bpitch control boss ellen allien, february saw him release >ride on< on the label. >seduction< followed in june and july saw him rework ellens superb >out<. 2009 looks set for more of the same, and has lunched in the finest fashion with his third bpitch control release, januarys >somewhere around tristram< alongside quartz label manager and artist okain. which, brings us to todays release >offone<. three intelligently crafted and dazzlingly effective techno cuts, >offone<, >arp< and >watch yourself<, make this a serious contender for best techno release of the year to date. dark at times, brutal at others, yet all featuring a constant spine of parisian funk.
funky edits and space out sounds.. quartz is a multitalented producer from italy who made his name in various styles of music. known for this extremly high quality productions he got releases to his name on ascend / default / advanced / zync and many more. for this syndikaat release he digs deep into his soul and creates a lucious peace of vinyl ready to explore the dancefloor with its irresistable drive, funky edits and space out sounds.
new monster hit this winter 2004… a huge driving techno club anthem that will for sure rock the dance floors at a techno club near you. on the b-side, 'scene 2' is a peak track for the peak times and 'lights out' is an outro tool. no need to ramble on about this release, it is a sure hit limited backstock !!
first album release for the parisian duo second spectre.the martials drums and percussions make it harder than rocks. leading voices and noisy drones for sound design and cinematic lovers. 7 tracks debut, for a promising journey. limited to 150 copies.
the impossibility was inspired by the destruction of the planet earth by the human race, the early works of jg ballard, tarkovsky s stalker, conspiracy theories, and places where the rules of time and space are brought into question.
the third artist album on omena is here, for the dreamers by saine. an effortless blend of crisp beat-work and delicate textures, the album feels equally suited for playing out loud or for those hazy summer night headphone marathons. album artwork by rickard ljungdahl eklund label artwork by ivo kiusalaas (bildansvarig) mastering by andreas saag
medical records returns to france for the reissue of the very rare and sought-after video liszt lp. ektakrom killer was released in 1981 and had never had never been reissued or repressed. the artist behind video liszt was xol, a french journalist and musician. commanding a multitude of analog synthesizers, moog modulars, an ems vocoder, and an apple two computer, xol crafted a very diverse album with styles ranging from sci-fi synth soundtracks, prog, space disco, and all the way to more accessible electropop.
repress 2017 , a sagittariun arrived in late 2011, fully formed, and with a strong agenda to release musical dispatches from the front line of the constellation. he has indulged in astrological techno, spiritual house music, bass heavy dub rhythms and ambient paths. this his first ep for secretsundaze supplying three original tracks in his trademark style.
winding, far off instruments flutter over subtle layers of tape hiss and slow synth drones in this first ep from deeply cultured. tracks of pure ambient dreamscapes and synth experiments merge with muted sample snippets and considered noise bursts.