the flamboyant and off-kilter title track from rones latest album, mirapolis is one of the last solo tracks that the producer composed in the spring of 2017: its one of the rare tracks on the album for which i thought about the live performance. while putting the final touches to it in the studio, i imagined myself at festivals via memories of previous tours. i wanted to record a festive track, which completely stands by its funfair vibe. with this new four-track ep (including three remixes), combined with a new video by aurélie castex, rone extends the carnival of electronic cultures of his latest musical citadel to the dancefloor – and our screens. johannes brecht, shadow craftsman of the hamburg label diyanamics studios, offers a refined reading throbbing with cerebral pulsations. appropriating the main theme in a subtle way, coated with multiple harmonic layers, his textures alternate white noise with organic basses that builds up to a delightfully classical cello outro. german-based figurehead of the south american scene, comeme label boss and founding member of the late closer music project, matias aguayo, has never ceased throughout his career to set off little revolutions on the planet of demanding dancefloors. playful and wild, aguayo sweeps in with a ritornello of chiptune sounds and orchestral arrangements, washing it over with a huge wave of analog synthesizers that destroys everything in its path. french techno scene boss laurent garnier embraces the original piece in all its meticulousness and its psychedelic lifeblood. a hypnotic and mischievous loop infiltrates itself without warning into the reptilian cells of the listeners brain.
die inspiration für sein neues album -mirapolis- bezog der französische produzent rone seiner leidenschaft für den filmklassiker -metropolis- sowie seinem wunsch, kultregisseur michel gondry zu treffen, der für rone das albumcover entwarf. das ergebnis ist ein cineastisches meisterwerk, an dessen entstehung eine vielzahl von prominenten gastmusikern teilnahm, darunter john stanier (battles), bryce dessner (the national), die französische death-metal-band vacarme band, avantgardist gaspar claus, us-slam-poet saul williams, baxter dury (sohn des legendären ian dury), die israelische elektronikerin noga erez sowie blonde redhead-sängerin kazu makino.
limitierte nachpressung der rone ep * so so so-*(2011) auf grau-marmorfarbenem vinyl... 3 tracks., 100% rone style, dreamy and melodic... ranked among his best supporters michael mayer, seth troxler, trevor jackson and dials or border communitys champions.
limitierte nachpressung der ersten rone ep aus 2008 auf blau-transparentem vinyl. der französische produzent begeisterte die internationale szene mit seiner mixtur aus minimal, shoegaze-psychedelia und detroit und landete in den playlisten von ellen allien bis laurent garnier.
limitierte nachpressung der rone ep -bye bye macadam- (2013) auf weissem vinyl. original samt remixes von juan atkins(!), aquarian und plankt. die maxi erhielt kräftigen dj-support von marcel dettmann, Âme, dave clarke, paul woolford und optimo.
auch die neue ep des französischen electronic-produzenten rone ist ein intermezzo zwischen zwei studioalben, bei dem der pariser künstler neue, essentielle und exklusive tracks präsentiert. insbesondere die neue -vood(oo) ep- ist ein gelungenes beispiel seiner fähigkeiten, elektronische mit orchestralen und symphonisch-klassischen strukturen zu einer perfekten soundästhetik zu kombinieren.
rones tracks sind in intention und ausführung kleine geschichten mit großen kontrasten, momente der gemeinsamkeit, der erinnerung, des träumens - *creatures*, die er in der intimität seines homestudios zum leben erweckt. seine alben *spanish breakfast* (2009) und *tohu bohu* (2012) ließen einen sensiblen künstler entdecken, der überschäumt vor kreativität, enthusiasmus und persönlichkeit. mit *creatures* bestätigt rone einmal mehr sein musikalisches talent. das album reflektiert ein neues verlangen nach ruhigen, freien weiten, sonne und schatten, elektronischem funkenschlag und akustischer schönheit. das album erscheint auf 180 gramm vinyl im 3fach klappcover inklusive downloadcode.
erstmals auf vinyl erhältlich: das hochgelobte debütalbum *spanish breakfast* aus 2009 des französischen produzenten rone, u.a. auf #17 in den top 25 records of 2009 bei electronic beats. eine fantastische melange aus electronica, ambient und techno, gemastered von rashad becker, dubplates & mastering (berlin), die massiven support von laurent garnier, optimo, jean-michel jarre und sasha erfuhr. die vinyl lp erscheint inlusive download-code.
nagelneue ep des französischen vorzeige elektronikers rone mit drei brandneuen tracks. dies is sein erstes neues material nach seinem vor knapp zweijahren veroeffentlichten letzten studioalbum tohu bohu (2012).
lets go feat. high priest (antipop consortium) ist der ausnahmetrack des aktuellen rone-albums tohu bohu, und der erfährt nun die ganze remixpalette von clark (warp), superpoze (combien mille), rocketnumbernine (four tets partner auf text records), principles of geometry (tigersushi) und rone höchstpersönlich.
this is erwan castex & luca mortellaro aka lucy & rones second release for progcity deep trax. after their label debut the great heron they re back with mediocritics (incl. marc poppcke & cosmic cowboys remixes)!
well yes, we are world champions of football... but we also have a great team of young and promising house music producers. french house music is getting is renewal these days, a whole new generation is taking control of the scene in paris, marseille, lyon, bordeaux, nantes, toulouse... the meaning of this various artists is to highlight the vitality of that new generation of producers, ready to rumble on the dancefloors!
komponist und produzent ben chatwin kreiert in seinem heimstudio in south queensferry, schottland eine eigene musikalische sprache im spannungsfeld zwischen elektronischen und akustischen sounds. heraus kommt eine gewagte, lebhafte und emotionale mischung mit traditioneller struktur.
label stalwart jubei returns to the label alongside long term friend tyrone for ‘the arcane ep. taking its name from the club night where they first met, ‘the arcane ep is partly a follow up to 2015s ‘out of sight with the duo now delivering a full 4 track collaborative release which has garnered support from goldie to chase & status and shy fx to break, with loads more in between. jubei & tyrones concept for an ep was triggered by the creation of ‘stabs, which since its inception has undoubtedly become one of the most asked about metalheadz tracks of recent times and was an obvious choice to headline an ep full of energy and accomplishment.
ARRIVAL OF HIS EP (ANDRE KRONERT, CALCULUS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL07.09.18
we welcome one of ukraine’s most talented underground techno artists oleg mass delivering two dynamic gems stamped with his instantly recognizable and edgy production style.
on the remix, andre kronert creates a deep and driving mutation of “beyond that” and calculus strips “arrival of his” back to a gritty drum tool.
die inspiration für sein neues album -mirapolis- bezog der französische produzent rone aus seiner leidenschaft für den filmklassiker -metropolis- sowie seinem wunsch, kultregisseur michel gondry zu treffen, der für rone das albumcover entwarf. das ergebnis ist ein cineastisches meisterwerk, an dessen entstehung viele prominente gastmusiker beteiligt waren, darunter john stanier (battles), bryce dessner (the national), die französische death metal-band vacarme band, avantgardist gaspar claus, us-slam-poet saul williams, baxter dury (sohn des legendären ian dury), die israelische elektronikerin noga erez sowie blonde redhead-sängerin kazu makin
despite the many years still ahead of him, rone has already come a long way, being one of the most acclaimed young french musicians on the electronic scene. his videos have spread all over the world wide web with the speed of light and his powerful liveset has been appreciated from sonar festival to panorama bar. three years have passed since the release of spanish breakfast and now his next album, tohu-bohu (hurly-burly), is coming out via infine.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
this 3 track ep from the legendary lee perry brings together new and unreleased tracks recorded at mad professor s ariwa studio in south london. the ep kicks of with this is the upsetter, which sees lee chanting and philosophising over a rollicking bass, underpinned by understated guitar and perfectly placed hats, and continues to the straight up dub, lion share dub . and on the flipside is the title track, game of the throne , with brass section and backing vocals belting out soul fire, with lee offering his words to selassie. mastered by the legendary noel summerville, artwork by henry dubroot alderson and g.s-l studio.
death in vegas return with the single ‘honey’, its second collaboration with sasha grey. ‘honey’ is a slow, seductive serenade, with an organic, psychedelic tone: dreamy and dripping with intensity.
the b side features ‘witchdance dub’, richard fearless’ long-held remix of ‘witchdance’ off trans-love energies, featuring the haunting vocals of katie stelmanis from austra. fearless cut three dubplates of ‘witchdance dub’ after he mixed this track. dj harvey has one, prosumer the other, and fearless kept the 3rd: delicate acetates that have been played out sparingly but with electric effect. this track is effortless, minimal dance music imbued with fearless’ unique production sound- it’s not one to miss.
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4 O.S.T. (LTD CLEAR 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK30.05.18
limited tour edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on transparent audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
the soundtrack was composed by the german ramin djawadi, best known for his grammy-nominated score for iron man, pacific rim, clash of the titans and for the tv series prison break. the fourth season soundtrack also features a single “the rains of castamere” by icelandic post-rock band sigur rós.
lybes dimem is a project by visual artist and musician lukas rehm. with elaborate beat structures and the use of error, the music plays with cognitive phenomena and abstraction while maintaining an emotional refuge. lybes dimem is presented in formats ranging from spatial sound experiences to synesthetic shows complementing the auditive layers with visualizations of realtime data, computer graphics and moving image. lukas rehms installative art, and compositions have been internationally presented and awarded with multiple emerging arts prices. syncleft chronem is the first album released by lybes dimem in both digital and vinyl for-mat and accompanied by a moving image artwork. the title reflects the projects interest in the potential of difference, cognitive frictions and exertion: sync variability in the processing of auditive and visual signals, syncleft the synaptic cleft, which is a crucial empty spa- ce in biological neural networks, chronem the chroneme as a theoretical unit to measure the time of an articulated sound. mathematically clean sounds juxtapose patterns and transitions familiar from the realm of organic acoustics. multi-layered noise textures ex- plore the simulated space. a tem- porary continuity is provided by percussive and melodic elements, right until the next escalation, eventually awaiting a concluding resolution. the visual language explores different phenomena and techniques of cognition inspired by the rhetorics of big science (computer graphics, discontinuity of material, pop cultural references).
over the course of four unforgettable eps released on throne of blood since 2013, hardway brother sean johnston has cultivated a broad international following for his singular brand of dancefloor fodder. best known as one half of legendary dj team a love from outer space alongside the one-and-only andrew weatherall, johnston’s roots in the dance music scene include a clutch of leftfield 90’s era bangers on labels like sabres of paradise and flashcomm. beyond his original output, johnston has also remixed the likes of man power, the asphodells, museum of love, split secs, clandestino and many more. the laser ep is peaktime hardway bros business. friedman feedback loop revision (a nod to tob boss james friedmans highly-valued opinions) is a masterclass in efficient simplicity, elevating a few basic loops into an exhilarating 8 minute monster. the laser rounds out the a side with a classic electro rhythm/bass/vocal sample combo could easily have landed in retro territory. instead, hardway bros easily flips a clutch of oldschool tricks into an utterly modern execution. the b-side finds tobs label manager max pask injecting friedman feedback loop revision with his love for all things analog and italo. with his impressive collection of synths brought to life by chinatown records brennan green, the song is transformed into an epic set closer thats already devasting dancefloors like berlins panorama bar. the ep closes with afro sirene, a midtempo groover with melodic arpeggios built for the discerning djs warm-up set.
for over 4 years, david coccagna aka chaperone has been a constant part of great circles, as musician, art director, and muse. with snapback balaclava he once again fully embodies all of those roles, delivering three inspiring tracks, selecting his remixers with specific attention to their musical histories, and designing his cover art. across the a-side, chaperone scrapes away at the grit – personal grit, the grit of anxiety, and philly grit. these are meditations on loops, and loops on meditations. each one appears on the surface to be a brief quote, but time dilation takes over, and minutes later we discover that chaperone has welcomed us into and back out of his own healing moment. like chaperone s p o n d release grcr-009, the b-side of snapback balaclava is a great circles extended family affair with a trio of diverse remixes that expose and exploit fragments of the chaos chaperone so carefully contained. hitoshi kojima thrive reinterprets pulse feels swells beating with relentless syncopated rhythms and synth lines that hang like massive string drones. m//r lays down a signature percussion ensemble palette, zeroes in on otherwise peripheral elements of grit neglect, and then deftly navigates sea change with both. matt korvette and sean mcguinness of philly punk band pissed jeans open up the pit and finish the story, taking femur baseball bat to its literal and brutal potential with monstrous vocals and kicks.
american producer dustin zahn readies the next release on rekids special projects this april with four vigorous cuts entitled take the throne. dustin zahn has been flying the techno flag for two decades, releasing on labels like rekids when not helming the berlin-based enemy records, a label which has released music from artists like fellow us techno stalwart ambivalent, arts boss emmanuel, and innervisions producer yotam avni. zahn is also respected for train wrecks, his weekly podcast series inviting members of the house and techno community to discuss a wide variety of music and industry related topics and stories. the release opens with the thumping kicks and sci-fi melodies of take the throne before rolling into the dubby tones, infectious claps and rattling white noise of decorum. the atmospheric nameless midnight then follows, packed with echoing synths, tantalising effects and a twisted vocal sample that weaves throughout, arriving at the final track subtle flex where escalating synths meet syncopated percussion.
uppermost will be releasing his upcoming album on march 23, 2018 with a completely new perspective that should change the course of his career, expanding to a brand new pop oriented approach but keeping his french signature at the core of the project. his previous hit tracks flashback and beautiful light have already generated more than 27 million combined streams across platforms, while mercedes-benz selected uppermost single disco kids to be featured in their formula one advertising campaign and starz/encore chose another of his instrumentals for their 2018 tv spot only few weeks ago. uppermost is being closely followed by international media leading to great articles from influent press channels such as djmag, vice, complex, paper magazine, and famous radios such as bbc 1 and virgin. in addition to releasing music via his own independent label uppwind records, uppermost has released music through powerful labels such as sony and ministry of sound and done official remixes for dada life, lemaitre and crystal fighters. he has also already shared french festival solidayss stage with madeon, yelle, fakear and die antwoord
optimo music is thrilled to release the new album from jacob yates. not only is he one of our all-time favourite artists from glasgow, but he is one of our favourite artists from anywhere. criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world.
coming off transmission, death in vegas’s critically acclaimed 6th album which saw the band collaborating with sasha grey, are three unique remixes by silent servant and rudolf klorzeiger.
silent servant delivers two stunning mixes of you disco i freak. in his first remix he elevates the discordant melody in you disco i freak and adds a sense of menace with a new sequence, taking the track in a more sinister direction. with his second version, he takes the heat up a notch with a brutal workout synonymous with his signature abrasive sound.
here to hell is an australian label project conceived by the presets’ kim moyes, and revolver resident dj mike callander. inspired by a johnny cash song, by the record industry in general, and by the spirit of commercial suicide, here to hell celebrates the pointlessness of everything: it’s the perfect reason to do only what feels good. together kim and mike also record and remix as zero percent, and along for the ride they’ve invited aussie musicians and remixers from all over to celebrate techno, electro, aussie rock, ambient and whatever they think sounds good on repeat in your headphones.
filigrane mixture betwenn techno, dub, acid and spaced out elements. odd even head honcho andre kronert performs a mesmerizing balancing act between two worlds. on the one side, there is the raw energy and explosive power of his ecstatic, repetitive rhythms. on the other side his style is characterized by subtle build-ups, filigree sound textures and the warmth of analogue synthesis. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.