slam bring us the third chapter in their devestating paragraph series, following up their dancefloor destroyer, hot knives that was played by the biggest djs around and dubbed as one of carl craig s favourites of the last few months. the label s previous releases have already had big support from the rest of the techno fraternity, including legends richie hawtin, adam beyer, dubfire, anja schneider, len faki and francois kevorkian.
paragraph number 3 delivers some deep, bass-heavy electronic funk on the a-side, with one note samba . grooving from the off-set, the percussive elements of the track wind around a solid and heavy sub bass, introducing dubbed-out horns reminiscent of slam s freelance science days. hypnotic and tripped out, slam return to their house roots.
on the aa room 2 , dedicated to one of the world s best clubs, fabric, where slam hold a residency, keeps with the stripped-down, rhythmic and gritty sound of paragraph. whilst constantly fluctuating echoes and delays control the rhythm of the track, a swirling, yet straight to the point synth creates some frenzied and panic-inducing builds throughout, leading to a wholesome and satisfying ride cymbal. room 2 is a killer, peak-time track that will be sure to induce some serious convulsions on dance-floor.
the collective rhythm network (hamilton, canada), is a weekly radio show that focuses on underground dance music past and present. this ep was produced in celebration of the radio shows 20th anniversary, featuring tracks by detroits rick wilhite, ron allen and terrence parker !
doesn t matter what you re wearing. doesn t matter who you are. doesn t matter what you do. doesn t matter what other people are thinking. holy shit! get your feet on the dance floor and forget everything around you. undertheground 5 takes you onto a vibrant groove until you can taste the sweat. trying to stand still while listening to those catchy beats? not happening!
* eartoground presents their second italian artist ness aka andrea deplano
* bespoke sleeve artwork from grade a
* being played and supported by the likes of: marcel dettmann, answer code request, dvs1, dax j, boris, stephanie sykes, gareth wild, pfirter, emmanuel, ben sims, truncate, etapp kyle, sigha and peter van hoesen...
first available only on decks.de !!
der turnbeutel delivers its second release this year, as the protagonist of this release does. this time the turnbeutel will be filled by no less than one of germanys most famous djs: alle farben. having played almost every stage in germany he feels that 2012 has to bring some own stuff, too. the two tracks >roundabout< and >blue jester< feature his typical approach to music and will definitely delight every jester on the dancefloor, whether its round or round about quadrat. to complete the 4 track ep, our oliver schories put his >alle schwofen< (everybodys dancin) remix of >roundabout< on the vinyl and till krüger of (200 records) contributes a >alle ausziehen< (everbody strip to the buff!) remix of blue jester.
played by: richie hawtin, raresh, cisco ferreira (the advent), matt star, xpansul, nicolas duvoisin, mirco violi, frank leicher, sebastian altstadt, locke aka dermaptera, sean o neal (someone else), jon gurd ...
igor jadranin aka en-tropic signs his new ep – >between two extremes<, for the record label underground limited.this release clearly proves igors unmatched talent and maturity in music production. the lead theme of this ep >between two extremes< – a very deep and powerful theme, carefully broken by rhythm and still a gentle and emotional jazzy looped composition – is surely my personal favorite from this release.cooperation with marko vukovic is embodied in the track >back again< – a minimal deep house filled with rhythm, not the kind of rhythm produced by percussions and other drumming instruments but rather by a cut vocal and dirty synth, which breathe soul into this theme.
>zero loss circuit<, which has an expressed club spirit, is the ideal piece for building an atmosphere in a club. igors music definitively deserves a spot on every good djs list.
(zoran petkovski review)
astral dust is a 4 song excursion bridging the styles of derek michael and marshall applewhite. this project stems from a live recording of a set performed by michael in 2002. after being tucked away for almost 15 years, the recording was found and sent to applewhite who dissected the performance into fragments and breathed a new life into them. while some portions of this release are distinctly sludgy, the majority is a perfect amalgamation of both michaels and applewhites hard-edge, melodic borderline idm styles. the digital release will feature 2 digital only sub cuts from the sessions.
this is a re-release of the famous red sleeve fleetwood mac greatest hits album. this record was a stalwart of every decent album collection in the early 1970s as it represented the first greatest hits package from fleetwood mac, covering the period from the band’s beginning in 1968 through to 1971.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
TWISTED WHEEL II / BRAZENNOSE & WHITWORTH ST. 63-71 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK24.02.17
zweiter lp-sampler als tribut an den legendären soul-club twisted wheel, der mit seinem resident-dj roger eagle acht jahre lang an zwei verschiedenen locations der definitive soul- und rhythm & blues-hotspot im manchester der 1960’er jahre war und dem britischen publikum bislang ungehörte, afroamerikanische tanzmusik beibrachte. mit 16 definitiven klassikern, darunter bob & earls -harlem shuffle-, -the duck- von jackie lee oder screamin jay hawkins -i put a spell on you-.
gynoid releases #004, 012 & 015 by ground loop and truncate all bundled up for one special price! featuring remixes from lucy, samuli kemppi, advanced human, dj hyperactive, jonas kopp, black hats, giorgio gigli and fanon flowers.
male productions comes back after the first release -secret doctrine-, with the second lp : -clouds- ! this release comes as collector s album edition of 475 copies only and it contains the songs -clouds- and -interface- released in 1991 plus four unreleased songs recorded in the same year but performed only live during house parties back in the days. this lp still features stefano di carlo, leo young and mauro tannino.
sometimes, a documentary maker is present at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. it happened with dylan s don t look back, it happened with the decline of western civilization, and it happened with 1976 s heartworn highways. in the early 70s, as willie nelson let his hair grow long and brought together hippies and country music fans, a new country music world was developing. helmed by filmmaker james szalapski, heartworn highways is an iconic performance documentary that masterfully captures this magical slice of time through encounters with many of the true progenitors of the outlaw country scene.
new to the stay underground it pays gang, the eighth release on the label comes from none other than octo octa! you know him from his prolific run on 100% silk, and more recently for his ep on gerd jansons running back label at the top of the year. the man from brooklyn serves up 4 slices of that u.s. experimental house sound we love so much. on the a side, we have two versions of octo octa’s melancholic title track, requiem for the body. both as good as the other, it’s gonna be split for a lot of listeners on which is better. while both versions share certain elements, the second plays down the long keys of the first versions in favour of some stabby chord patterns. either way, proper 4 a.m. business!on the flip, we get a bit more ethereal with times two (loose version). simple yet effective, this one has a lot of atmosphere with those delayed vocal cuts over that late 80s bassline. closing out the record is when home. this one is a bit of a stomper at first until it brings in the lighter synth elements halfway through. someone, somewhere will have an epiphany listening to this track. if its you reading this, send in the results on the back of a postcard. all in all, another killer release that feels straight at home in the stay underground it pays catalogue
savage grounds are cco and daniele cosmo, co-owner of lux rec. a techno related outfit to explore a darker, noisier and more menacing sound. the ep has been realised by using only three machines. a roland 808, a modular synthesizer and a roland space echo. every track has been recorded live with a minimum of post processing. come over the fence and dance with the savages.
fredfades & ivan aves *breathe* ep is available on a limited edition 12 inch of 250 copies with full colour artwork and inner-sleeves. the ep contains 17 tracks all produced by fredfades, some of which were produced on the emu sp-1200 and the others on the akai mpc 2000xl. the a-side are all vocal tracks by the norwegian lyrical genius ivan ave, formerly known as ivan average. the b-side is like a mini madlib *medicine show* with a mesh of fredfades instrumentals, samples and cuts. it is one of those records where you can put the needle on the wax and listen to it the whole way through, with no gaps in between the songs. the song *waiting forever* is featuring kristoffer eikrem on the trumpet, who fred met through a fellow friend/musician, mathias stubø (proviant audio, bbe records) & tarjei, who plays the keys. the song was recorded at norges musikk høyskole / the norwegian music high school.
fleetwood mac is a band with many faces. in contrast to their poppy sound of the 70s, fleetwood mac actually started out in the sixties as a psychedelic blues band under guitarist peter greens lead.
pious bird of good omen was originally released in 1969 as a compilation of the bands bluesy roots: their first four uk singles and their b-sides and two tracks by bluesman eddie boyd with fleetwood mac backing. the albums sound is laidback, down & very dirty, featuring scorching cover versions of little willie johns >need your love so bad< and robert johnsons >i believe my time aint long<. the b-side features the international hit single >albatross< and peter greens composition >black magic woman<, the latter being popularized by santanas version in 1970. this album is a must-have for blues fans. anyone interested in the roots of fleetwood mac might discover they are essentially a totally different band than one might think.
ariya astrobeat arkestraare back with their second album towards other worlds. the uk- based 9 piece have built on the success of their debut album, described bybbc radio 2s jamie cullumas one of his sounds and albums of 2010!
romulo del castillo and joshua kay are phoenecia and they emerge from their long march into the aural wilderness of miami with good man bones ep, five new sonic tapestries heavy with rhythm and rich in visual detail. screen print colors with hot green/brown vinyl. this mini lp serves up an offering of selections from the full-length demissions - both made available through a unique collaboration between detroit underground and schematic. limited press.
selected works 2014-2017: the music presented on this compilation, “framed space” consists of a selection of works from the first three years of melody as truth. double cd featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to this set.
those of a certain vintage may have a soft spot for global underground s after hours series, which promised to soundtrack -the party after the club- by joining the dots between woozy progressive house, deep techno, electronica and, of course, ambient. some eight years after the last installment, the long-running club brand has decided to re-launch the series. apparently, this latest installment took a year to put together, and featured tweaked, edited and gently reworked tunes layered up for a more enjoyable listening experience. musically, it sticks to similar territory to previous installments, updating the sound a little via tracks and remixes from ewan pearson, lawrence, scuba, matrixxman, michael mayer and joris voorn.
grammy award winner louie vega is known worldwide as one of the finest creators and purveyors of house music, both as an individual artist / producer / dj and as partner with kenny dope in the renowned production team known as masters at work. his multiple musical talents have also brought him much acclaim in the genres of salsa, afro-beat, jazz, hip-hop and soul. last year he reached another career milestone when his album “louie vega starring...xxviii” was nominated at the 2017 grammys for best dance album, which further solidified his position as one of the industry’s premier artist / producers. but not everyone knows about louies deep respect, admiration and knowledge of the disco genre that laid the foundation for so much music that moves crowd on dancefloors and festivals today.
g perico has established himself as one of the most promising and consistently great voices in west coast hip hop over the past year. having already released a full-length album in all blue earlier this year with us, we re now back with a vinyl pressing of his latest record. 2 tha left picks up where all blue left off and showcases a prolific young rapper who is relentless about honing his craft and is getting better with every new verse he records. the album features la rappers teecee4800, ad, and polyester alongside northern california s nef the pharaoh and mozzy in addition to the legendary new orleans rapper curren$y. production on the project is characterized by a modern take on classic g-funk courtesy of longtime collaborators poly boy, polyester, westside webb, and cardo amongst others.
pressing on blue vinyl.
long-term soma collaborator tony scott drops his debut album with the label under his edit select alias, the perfectly crafted experience, “cyclical undulations”. having released with soma under his percy x moniker for years and having countless hits under his belt, scott reinvented himself as edit select. known for his dark, expressive and expansive music, edit select has become once of the most well respected and renowned artists in the genre. with this latest full length, he continues to explore the furthest reaches of the deep techno spectrum.
recently, superpitcher was invited to go on a safari in south africa. he bought a custom made safari hat at his favorite milliner in cologne (jü,,rgen eifler) and set off with big eyes and a pair of binoculars. it was wild and wonderful and he saw many exotic (and big!) animals, even a leopard in a tree that told him the secret of the universe. he forgot what the leopard said because his mind was still playing and replaying the sound of what he heard on the first night of his arrival – the hypnotic and moving sound of the voices of africa, the voices of the wonderful tanda tula staff choir. there, the choir members work during the day at the camp and at night entertain the guests with their captivating voices and energetic dancing. so impressed was he with their songs and beautiful shangaan language that he decided to record a cd for them to sell in the shop at their camp and now this precious recording is also available through hippie dance / bush recordings on vinyl and cd for you in whatever wherever camp you are. the lp of the tanda tula choir comes with a very pretty poster.
ALL NIGHT LONG: NORTHERN SOUL FLOOR FILLERS (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp US15.09.17
whilst not the first uk dance scene the mods had that covered – northern soul is the longest running. those northern clubbers who eschewed late 60s psychedelic fripperies for obscure old soul records with the requisite beat, couldnt have known what they started. after using up all the uk released sides they began digging in the united states and after nearly 50 years the northern soul scene has probably unearthed more great music than any other. all night long is our tribute to those pioneers and includes current in-demanders such as the sensations demanding man, classics by the chandlers and ernest mosley and a host of other dancefloor friendly masterpieces. all night long, can you feel that beat and extra added soul will be available on cd & double vinyl and are compiled by dj and award winning compiler dean rudland, with stunning artwork from his long-time collaborators the unknown. across the three volumes there are 60 tracks of soul, funk and boogie.
manchester native alex coulton has nurtured a reputation for creating sub-heavy rollers thanks to 12”s for the likes of black acre, livity sound and bloc. with gamma ray burst, the next in his series of releases on london low-end specialists tempa, coulton consolidates his sound to deliver some of the most sparse, rhythmic work of his career. with the record’s title track, coulton weaves from hard-hitting kicks, through to dizzying tribal polyrhythms the whole time maintaining a minimal, space driven atmosphere that remains omnipresent throughout the track’s most intense moments. ‘ground zero’ revels in its spaciousness, allowing reverb to flood into the negative space between flashes of heavyweight techno percussion and saturated ripples of synth while the pulsating kicks that underpin ‘alpha decay’ are punctuated with bleak, discordant bells, rhythmic bass hits and hypnotic filtered percussion. showing his diverse abilities, ‘phase two’ is an exercise in measured restraint, as a cacophony of clicks and hisses come together to disorientate before forming a driving rhythm section before coulton maximises his expansive elements on the fog-tinged ‘ascent’. closing with the steady flowing, brighter-hued melodic work of ‘distant resonance’, alex coulton has created a masterful collection of experimental tech-focused electronica that bewilders, intrigues and will draw the listener in with each play.
first pressing of 1000 numbered copies on purple & gold mixed 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
dances with wolves is the original soundtrack of the 1990 academy award and golden globe winning film dances with wolves, produced, directed, and starring kevin costner. the original score and songs were composed and conducted by john barry. barry won the 1991 academy award for best original score and the 1992 grammy award for -best instrumental composition written for a motion picture or for television.- john barrys fifth oscar-winning score is a profoundly moving body of music.