BLACKLIGHT SLEAZE FEAT. PLEASANT GEHMAN (RADIO SLAVE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.11.18
radio slaves reissue label, r-time, returns with an in demand re-release of his timeless remixes of peace division’s legendary blacklight sleaze (ft pleasant gehman). originally released on nrk in 2006, ‘blacklight sleaze landed at a time when peace division (justin drake & clive henry) was lauded as one of most bankable acts in house music having notched up a truly remarkable catalogue that helped define the genre from the late 90s onwards. later that year, the pleasant gehman spoken vocal led cut was treated to a series of remixes from radio slave, another act who had firmly developed a similarly revered status in the scene. these futuristic remixes, now fully re-mastered and sounding better than ever, take blacklight sleaze to another level with thundering kicks, a pitch-perfect arrangement and tightrope balance between foreboding house and bone-shaking techno. a huge anthem at berghain, these remixes have been a favourite weapon in the record bags of many techno djs, not to mention a regular fixture in nina kraviz and rodhads sets now seems the perfect time for more blacklight sleaze
radio slave enlists two heavyweights remixes from dixon and underground resistance, who reimagine ‘trans’ - the twisted, bass-driven cut on radio slave’s excellent inaugural album. first up, innervisions co-founder dixon offers an inspired retouch containing an amalgamation of cosmic synth arpeggios, each one unfolding in a unique way as the track develops, supported by a prominent vacillating bassline. on the flip, detroit techno pioneers underground resistance provide a ‘hamtramck’ remix features crunchy modulated synths and heavily delayed vocal slices that duck in and out before funk influenced guitar licks resonate alongside a plethora of dark effects.
radio slave’s colossal ‘the revenge’ track now gets expert remix treatment from klasse wrecks label head luca lozano. luca has also released on the likes of optimo, sex tags ufo and unknown to the unknown and brings a raw, acid tinged sound to his beats. as a performer lozano’s versatile dj sets span between raw house, cosmic disco and dynamic breakbeat selections, which is why he’s become a regular at key clubs across europe and tasteful festivals like houghton. his ‘how bow dis’ remix’ is solid and features wild old school flavours in its huge drum breaks, a monstrous bassline and dark filtered vocals. it bangs for seven superbly heavy minutes with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and will transform any club or warehouse into a writhing, sweaty mass in seconds. on the flip, his ‘how bow dah’’ version is based around elastic drums and rumbling bass while a loose synth line darts about up top. some distant synths bring a sense of serenity to the madness and so despite the physical impact of this one, it also has real emotion to it.
rekids special record store release features two extraordinary dj koze re-edits of two recent radio slave tracks, from his recent feel the same album. seriously hot and a must for all radio slave and koze fans.
jonah sharp & dj spun pair up as the loose control band to drop a punk-inspired single on rekids with remixes from label founder radio slave and shut boss ryan james ford. having released a large body of work as spacetime continuum (astralwerks) or alongside david moufang as reagenz (workshop), not to mention significant collaborations with the likes of terence mckenna, haruomi hosono and bill laswell, jonah sharp is unquestionably a highly respected producer. his seminal label reflective played an important role in the experimental ambient and techno scene during the ‘90s, whilst as a remixer he’s worked with music by nine inch nails, meat beat manifesto and matthew herbert. meanwhile, jason drummond has long been a commanding force within new yorks electronic music scene, such as running his prestigious warm up music series or his all night rong parties with regulars like dj harvey. hes also been djing and producing as dj spun for two decades, appearing on golf channel recordings as well as his own illustrious imprint rong music, which used to release music collaboratively with dfa. i dont understand sees a raw and uncompromising side to both artists as they layer a cacophony of murky bass, twisted melodies and mind-bending bleeps whilst drummonds turbulent vocals bellow throughout the mix. staying faithful to the original, radio slaves remix incorporates a heady rhythm with its rolling beat as screeching effects join a moody bassline. moving into techno territory, ryan james fords akihabara remix features rattling percussion and crystalline synths whilst his hope remix is built on an intricate drum sequence as soaring pads and echoing keys contrast with the originals piercing vocal.
the ebm-indebted techno funk of james welshs thread reemerges from the industrial fog, evolved into two outstanding remixes by a trio of established, emerging and somewhat unexpected artists. ozel ab delivers his debut remix, reimagining thread to encompass a widescreen vision of depth and drama. unfolding slowly and ethereally, with military kicks holding down a seemingly weightless, extended breakdown, his taste in dreamlike rave euphoria contains the same magic touch as it has done on previous, acclaimed releases for workshop and lobster theremin. on his garten remix, radio slave takes a percussive approach to the relatively raw electronics of the original track, adding a deceptively simple but immediately effective layer of drums to the production, before unleashing a more filtered and fucked-up interpretation of the riff to winning effect.
GRINDHOUSE REDUX PT. 2 (SLAM / OBSCURE SHAPE SHDW REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK05.02.18
slam and obscure shape & shdw step up for the second wave of radio slave ‘grindhouse’ remixes on rekids this february. one of techno’s most iconic records, ‘grindhouse’ first appeared on radio slave’s ‘no sleep’ series before spawning multiple remixes from dubfire, danton eeprom, terence fixmer and nic fanciulli. kick-started by len faki, last year saw the announcement of a series of remixes with more to come from vatican shadow, markus suckut, lady starlight and special request. complete with relentless kicks, sinister drones and industrial elements, part two is not for the faint-hearted. starting with slam, the soma bosses keep things dark, with rattling top lines and echoing effects resulting in a truly decadent techno floor destroyer. following a remix of radio slave’s ‘vision’ in 2016, obscure shape & shdw’s abilities are held in high regard by the rekids owner and their rework of ‘grindhouse’ reinforces why. complete with a rumbling lowend, metallic melodies and soaring synths, the from another mind founders continue to establish themselves as two of techno’s most exciting names.
rekids celebrates 10 years of radio slave’s ‘grindhouse’ with remixes from len faki, slam, obscure shape & shdw, vatican shadow, markus suckut, lady starlight and special request. first appearing on a release as part of radio slave’s iconic ‘no sleep’ series, ‘grindhouse’ spawned multiple remixes from the likes of dubfire, danton eeprom, terrance fixmer and nic fanciulli to become one of the biggest techno records since its original release. to commemorate this fact, len faki has produced two different reinterpretations in the first of four heavyweight remix packages.
“i didn’t plan to go back to grindhouse. it’s a monster of a record and undoubtedly the biggest release we’ve had on the label, but after 10 years it seems right to revisit the track and also add some new versions from some of my favourite techno producers.- – radio slave with danton eeprom’s vocal resonating throughout, faki’s first remix features crunchy snares, ominous chords and shuffling effects before piercing synths come into effect in the latter half. meanwhile, the second version rumbles forward with its undulating bassline, soaring atmospherics and echoing elements to round up two solid productions exemplary of the figure founder’s seasoned abilities in the studio.
matt edwards drops his eagerly anticipated debut radio slave album feel the same via his rekids imprint in september. easily his most recognisable nom de plume, radio slave was initially matt s pseudonym for remixes, with early reinterpretations of kylie minogue and new order leading into frequent work for both major and independent labels. he s now indisputably one of house and techno s most in-demand remixers, whilst original radio slave productions have gone on to appear via reputable imprints like running back, r&s, ostgut ton, nonplus and work them records.
floorplan delivers two excellent reinterpretations of radio slave ‘feel the same’, the title track from the rekids founder’s forthcoming album. made up of former underground resistance member robert hood and his daughter lyric, the detroit duo needs little introduction and last year saw the release of their illustrious album ‘victorious’ on hood’s m-plant. the first remix of ‘feel the same’ extends to eight minutes long and is a journey, incorporating echoing chords, intricate percussion and a medley of esoteric effects whilst cackling laughter ebbs in and out of the mix. meanwhile, the flip sees a more up front interpretation with its heady hook, rolling drums and energetic claps.
zeb wayne returns with a majestic and scintillating song titled ‘wulfman’, featuring a trio of top tier remixers including alva noto, calibre and radio slave. following the release of ‘float’ on rekids last year, ‘wulfman’ is a beautiful song that demonstrates how musically versed wayne is as a producer, blending a serene vocal by ziwi, with intricate sounds to create a truly beautiful song from start to finish. alva noto, who composed the film score for the revenant alongside ryuichi sakamoto, as well as being the co-founder of esteemed minimal imprint raster noton, is the first of three heavyweight remixers. the renowned german producer employs his signature elements of grit, static and glitch resulting in an inimitable melancholic cut. well respected for traversing numerous electronic music sub-genres, as evident in his recent album on craig richards’ the nothing special, calibre ups the energy in his remix using sultry synths, syncopated percussion and mesmerising effects. concluding the colossal package, rekids founder radio slave creates a club-ready reinterpretation of his own, complete with fine-tuned kicks, looped vocals and a heady bassline.
rekids founder radio slave readies a colossal double a-side titled ‘overdue’ this june. “‘the revenge’ is my homage to clubs like “rage- and my days growing up in london-, says matt edwards. “the reverse’ came from some late night studio sessions in february and i’ve had a lot of fun playing this out. all i can say is it’s very me - stripped back and made for the dance floor”. urban field recordings and a spoken word sample set the tone in ‘revenge’ before an onslaught of breaks erupt into a frenzy, the overall aesthetic borrows upon numerous uk rave hallmarks whilst sounding fresh and impeccably geared for modern dj use. meanwhile, ‘reverse’ is a quintessential radio slave record with its polished production, repetitive minimalism and atmospheric aura – rounding off a two-tracker expertly produced with the dancefloor in mind.
tuff city kids provide three scintillating remixes of iconic radio slave tracks this may. since launching the project in the late 00s, frankfurts gerd janson and phillip lauer’s tuff city kids moniker has become synonymous with quality that’s seen them cement a reputation as specialist remixers. the duo now reinterprets two radio slave productions released a decade ago. their take on bell clap dance captures the essence of the original by factoring in its various elements, such as its intricate hook and gloomy melody, whilst morphing it into an animated and echoing contemporary cut. radio slaves screaming hands then receives two new versions the dreamscape uk mix is suitably titled thanks to soaring pads, subtle breaks and a mesmerising bassline, whereas the krautdrums mix meanders forward with distorted kicks, stuttering effects and raucous acid
repress !!!radio slave readies a double a-side to mark the 100th release on rekids this february. having recently celebrated ten years, the consistency of music on matt edwards’ rekids is indisputable with releases from nina kraviz, mr. g, david morales, peggy gou and dj deep to name a few. aside from his a&r abilities edwards’ extensive understanding of electronic music is evident in his various pseudonyms. amongst these radio slave is easily his most illustrious and most fitting for the seminal label’s milestone 100th release. containing all the hallmarks of a radio slave production, ‘another club’ merges looped vocals with thudding kicks as echoing stabs and infectious hats work their magic. on the flip, ‘feel the same’ is a funky slice of detroit inspired house. early support from chris liebing, ryan elliot, dj hell, gerd janson, laurent garnier, dj deep, markus suckut..
closely following the release of her critically acclaimed album valor, trained musician dinky releases the second single from the album on crosstown rebels. the stunning slowly also gets the remix treatment from fellow panorama bar favorites and berliners matthew styles and radio slave.
having earned himself the status as one of madrids hottest techno-exports, regal is back on figure with a special ep comprising both new works from him plus two creative re-interpretations by none other than radio slave. original and remix rub shoulders on the records a-side, both revolving around its enticing vocal hook. while regal employs a skipping beat and skittish percussion to conjure up an air of mystery, radioslave crawls down further the rabbits hole and uncovers the track’s slumbering lunatic qualities. on the flipside regal is back in full control, albeit this time operating in a framework a tad more housy than usual: snappy snares slice up the bubbling acid-line on the fast whirling while its eponymus vocal sample ironically asks ‘did you see it?’. equally aptly-titled slab barges right in, wielding hefty drums and a bassline that oozes groove out of every loop. as part of the digital release, the ep comes with another atmospheric radioslave-rework of from other sounds, leaning on the ambient and heavy on the subs
following on from radio slaves vision that landed earlier on in the year, rekids assembles three colossal remixes from rodhad, obscure shape & shdw and johannes heil. rodhads remix leads the package with tantalising synths, filtered effects and stuttering percussion that together assist in generating an impending tension. on the flip, obscure shape & shdw immediately drop cavernous kicks before the originals distinguishable pads brighten up an otherwise dark and sinister aesthetic. tying up the package, johannes heils ethereal rendition echoes throughout providing a deep and mesmerising conclusion.
DONNA (M. DETTMANN, RADIO SLAVE, RON BACARDI RMXS) (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl D08.08.16
aus music ready a double vinyl remix package from cassys debut album, donna which came out in june 2016. with donna we hear a more personal side of cassy. co-produced by her soul brother king britt, cassy reconnects with her vocal talentwriting lyrics and singing on all tracks but one, making the album an intimate journey from the soul. cassy has en-listed some of her most respected peers, all of whom have put their own stamp on the original tracks. this makes the remix package the perfect contrast to the album, and also proves that cassys original music has the seal of approval from some of the finest house and techno heavyweights on the circuit today. marcel dettmann adds an endearing edge to move move, whilst ron bacardi picks up an undeniable pace on all i do. feel is taken on a cosmic journey with onsulade’s yoruba, and radio slave gives keep trying the remix treatment twice. finally keep trying is reworked on by friend & collaborator, djulz, julz takes takes things down a subtle, dubbier route with his edit, keeping cassys vocals a staple throughout.
one side limited pressing hand stamped hot on the heels of radio slaves stupendous ‘ vision’ single, comes an exclusive one-side limited re-vision courtesy of jon dixon (timeline / underground resistance). jon reinterprets matt’s original with a classic detroit influence to brilliant effect. a truly great remix available only available on a limited pressing..
repress 2016 -- radio slaves dont stop no sleep has gone under the knife with the remix treatment from some of electronic musics finest producers. robert hood, a tale of us, and roman poncet & dj deep all deliver their own takes on the original in their own unique styles and breathe new life into this classic slice of techno.
after the release of their album -black ships- earlier this year tokyo black star cybersamurais alex and isao are returning to the mothership innervisions with their new 12 inch. -caballero- is tune from the album with a brand new mixdown by andreas schorpp and Âme plus a little edit-help from dixon. on the b-side radio slave delivers a fantastic remix of -caballero- which transfers the repetitive and hypnotic patterns he is known for with an exotic more cosmic sounding touch. all in all we think that this is definitely the best tokyo black star release we ever had in our hands.
celebrating 10 years as a label, rekids founder radio slave delivers a mesmerizing production with a remix from ostgut ton’s marcel dettmann. since its birth in 2006 matt edwards’ rekids has played host to some of today’s most renowned names in house and techno, including the likes of nina kraviz, roman flü,,,gel, shed and mr. g. with releases on the likes of r&s and running back, radio slave is one of the world’s finest producers, whose dance-floor focused cuts earned him the title of resident advisor’s most charted artist of 2015.
radio slave’s ‘vision’ is a dusky number possessing popping kicks and ebbing pads that meander forward as a murky voice proclaims the track title. meanwhile, marcel dettmann’s remix distorts the original whilst emphasising the low-end to give it a dark and ominous aesthetic.
PLACE ON LAFAYETTE RMXS BY TUFF CITY KID THOMAS GANDEY RADIO SLAVE LAST COMMUNI
12" Vinyl D17.05.16
francesco tristano really needs no introduction lately, his music speaks volumes and his reputation precedes him with that said we are happy to share place on lafayette with you once again, this time including some stunning remixes. the first one is a collaboration between two highly respected artists: thomas gandey and radio slave. the two take the track further into tech-house territory with the percussion driving while multiple layers begin the fall into one another, achieving a beautifully elegant and jazzy end result. gutis vision is much deeper, with hints of dub here and there as the artists drives the tension up and creates a stunning groove. the final remix come from tuff city kids, who are known for their sometimes unconventional approach to making music, and in this case, it works. they channel a raw vibe and create something that is quite possibly the furthest thing from the original in terms of percussion. the pianos keep the thread strong, and the rhythm takes care of the rest.
the next project on opilec music is a fine ep produced by label boss i-robots together with the legendary piatto brothers, alessandro and davide, and comes with an unreleased dub as well as a remix by rekids boss radio slave.
180g vinyl, fullcover, shrinked. after serving the past decade with numerous collaborations on some of the most recognised and respected labels, marco faraone new imprint >uncage< has finally set forth. with the partnership of his berlin-based friend norman methner, uncage strives for free musical expression and desire for artistic and musical expression, the search for established artists already on the scene and new upcoming talents, ready and willing to share this new project with the world. marco faraone debuts on uncage with his single >rotaryknobs<, remixed by two very prestigious international producers radio slave and markus suckut, artists who have given support to the project from the beginning. this label has set itself many new goals for the future. keep your ears open and get involved with the flow.
incl. markus suckut, parris mitchell & dj spider remixes! with the original release marking rekids return from hiatus, radio slave s the clone wars is now revisited with a trio of new interpretations from three distinctive talents on house & techno. on the a side, markus suckut moulds the original into the kind of no-nonsense rolling techno jam that has personified his releases for mosaic and figure. the b side enlists two us talents in the shape of parris mitchell and dj spider, with the former bringing a glitchy take on the jacking chicago house that mitchell perfected in his timeless productions for dance mania, and the latter shaping the track into crunchy weirdo techno that sits perfectly alongside his output for the trilogy tapes and his own ny-based plan b recordings.
originally released 18 months ago as a very limited 12 inch, hand stamped with custom made sleeve, radio slaves the clone wars, a record that already has a mythological status surrounding it, finally gets a long awaited release. complete with instrumental. accapella and tool, this techno rallying cry of a record is set to dominate the summer and wages war upon the clones. gaining support across the board from marcel dettmann and ben klock to derrick carter and spencer parker, get ready to go to war again this summer.
LETS PRANCE (INCL. ART DEPARTMENT & BLUD, RADIO SLAVE & THOMAS GANDEY, CHRISTOPHER TRUCHER RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK11.06.15
over twenty years on from felix da housecat stallings first endeavours under the aphrohead alter ego, the us production and dj legend announces a new album on crosstown rebels, with new single, lets prance, a stellar introduction to the project.
in a time before cdj loop buttons and stone-cold arrangement techniques, bonus beats and beat records were a vital tool for aspiring, working and tone-deaf djs. the third release in an unofficial beat-tracks sublabel (se redshape and todd osborn for further reference) rhythm trainx vol 1 tries to breathe new life into that lost craft with an all-star cast: manuel tur, i:cube, blank spanner, disco nihilist, Âme and radio slave. all in different bpm, varying styles and (un)fortunately a bit more than simple kick-drum-hi-hat patterns. built to last.
rekord 61s first release of 2015 is the strident *sverh* on his own konstruktiv imprint, backed with 3 remixes from radio slave.
radio slaves f.y.n remix 1 draws on the essence of daniel bell, combining a sparse drum track with occasional *sverh* vocal while f.y.n remix 2 kills the kicks completely and favours saturated bleeps and ominous atmospherics. f.y.n remix 3 continues the distorted motif but pairs it with pin sharp and powerful drums. a release that is sure to be deployed in multiple variants due to its jigsaw-like aesthetics.
work them records begins 2015 with a remix package of radio slaves 2014 release, werk, that takes in versions from dj richard, dan beaumont and s:vt. white materials man dj richard takes the cut into trippy, technoid house territory while dance tunnel impresario and london institution dan beaumont cracks out his 909 and servers up a strident pumper. work them artist s:vt closes the package with a powerful rework that channels the originals tone perfectly. with a release schedule that includes tracks and remixes from mr ties, adrianna lopez, young male and newcomer caiazzo from queens for 2015, work them records is looking sharp
the one and only radio slave is back on rb. this time with retro futuristic breakbeat-house and -techno. children of the e comes in two mixes for different moods and some locked grooves for double copy wizardry. inspired by the london warehouses of yesterday, fuelled by evian bottles and made in a fog horn frenzy. or as the man himself puts it: matt edwards goes back to his roots with children of the e: just another white kid from catford. ultimately, were all children of the e(arth)!
argentine musician daniel melingo is an established artist in his own right in the tango world, and his powerful and distinctive track narigon from 2005 is a classic, that got its deserved vinyl release on desolat special edition 002. this november desolat is proud to unveil three fantastic official remixes of narigon from radio slave & thomas gandey, ario and guti.
limited 2018 repress
stop…press…an extraordinary radio slave donation for running back! the man like matt edwards took care of a matter near to his and our heart: an ep dedicated to the crafty dj duke, his infamous power music label empire and those massive sounds dat ruled di sound factory nation. one side holds a modern track in an old fashioned style of lovin (quote freely adapted from courtney melody): think rs >tantakatan< straightened out. >thats all the record do? yeah, bitch, thats all the record do.< special thanks go to omar-s for clarifying these matters once and for all. already huge with big room boys Âme, natty dread josh wink and a few others. surprise, surprise! flip for a portrait of a young and restless todd terry circa 92 slipping on his bathroom rug while listening to some x-102. dirt mcgirt! those 3 people out there who still buy audio plastic might be delighted to find out that they get a special bunch of bonus tracks: super heavy efx sirens, street noise and soothing rain sounds. can you dig it?
having started the year in strong fashion, fighting *the clone wars* on his own rekids imprint in january before following that with the rødhåd-remixed *repeat myself* on work them, matt edwards aka radio slave continues his 2014 ascension with his nonplus+ debut *dont stop no sleep*. another pared-down techno workout, *dont stop no sleep* is a classic radio slave roller imbued with the tougher edge of his earlier techno productions such as grindhouse and screaming hands, retaining the hallmarks of his most influential work whilst updating it with his now trademark energetic house style.
ltd 2014 repress
radio slaves >neverending< klingt wie die heisseste dub techno version von rj (sex trax / running back 12)... ein killer der nie enden dürfte ... >found a place< von tony lionni knüpft an die gloreichen piano house zeiten der frühen neunziger an , ein mark kinchen hätte diese bestimmt nicht besser hinbekommen... prima tracks für mädels, oder die es werden wollen... bzw einfach für ein geniales highlight im set...
we are excited to say the least about the remix 12inch of the new radio slave single that is currently destroying dance floors world wide on spencer parkers work them imprint, featuring remixes from the mighty bearweasel & rodhad...
over the last few months, the main focus in the rekids camp has been on nina kraviz and the remixing of her 2012 debut lp. now its time for a change, and its head honcho radio slaves turn to get in on the remix action, with his 2008 hit tantakatan getting a fresh makeover in the shape of mr. gs nightwatch dub and prins thomas diskomiks
since meeting in berlin a few years ago, spencer parker and ian pooley have enjoyed long and prolific music careers both individually and as a duo, with past releases on tsuba, rekids, cabin fever and plus 8 to name a few. hitting the ground running in 2013, they return for another helping of underground house on josh winks ovum imprint, following up from 2010s kinderteller ep
whats this tune? is a question djs are asked frequently, though very rarely by each other. >amame< has been floating around a very select dj circle on limited vinyl pressing for some four months, and the question has evolved to >how can i get hold of this tune?<. amame is a murk production from oscar g and ralph falcon under the guise of intruder. any murk production is a rare thing, and a record of this quality and breadth of appeal is perhaps even rarer. effortlessly straddling the often tricky to navigate border between house and techno, it features one of the most hypnotically memorable vocals of the year courtesy of jei. already being championed by the likes of kerri chandler, dennis ferrer, seth troxler and even ricardo villalobos has ensured that all those loitering around the booths of dc10s closing party and fabrics birthday were enquiring of its story. now the story can begin to be told… for part two radio slave gets both sides of the record to render his unmistakable style and production qualities to the original parts. these versions are super heavy and intoxicating even by his standards. hand stamped white label pressing