the latest release on arma comes from dutch legend and devoutly deviant underground operator ruud lekx, aka rude 66. with a legacy that reaches back to the early 90s and the rough and ready dutch electro sound of bunker records and the hague, hes maintained a distinctly non-conformist approach that touches on acid, italo, techno and more besides, all finished with the punky attitude that sets him and peers like unit moebius and i-f apart. the tracks gathered together on the witch trials ep come from throughout lekxs career. as the artist himself says, tracks from wildly different eras and sessions suddenly can combine to form one coherent ep. its almost like the a-side tracks were waiting for 20 years to be combined with the b-side tracks. the overriding theme that binds together these timeless machine excursions is that of medieval witch trials a global phenomenon that peaked in the 15-1600s. considering the suspicion, propaganda and mass moral panic involved in this strange curio of distant history, lekx points to the parallels with the current age, of political polarization and fake news accusations flying all over. the ep title is also a tribute to two records close to his heart: the falls live at the witch trials, and the one-off witch trials project by members of the dead kennedys, adrian borland and christian lunch. werewolves & poisoners and the crusade against idolatry are both archive tracks from the 1994-5 period when lekx made his first albums for bunker records.
beneath the still waters of lonely sound there lays the ruins of howland abbey, its 3000lb bell still hanging in the belfry, only swayed by the currents of the regular tides across the estuary, over 100 years since it was rang by the order of carthusian monks who lived in the nearby priory. at the turn of the last century during a heavy storm the abbey was plundered by an unknown gang of marauders, as they left on horseback carrying with them all the gold from the abbey the sea defences around lonely sound were breached, flooding the abbey, priory and the surrounding land, the monks ran for dry land as they watched their beloved bell tower disappear beneath the rising waters, unable to chase the thieves, cut off as the water rose around them. some locals say these ransackers were in league with the elements, some say they had just intentionally damaged the sea defences before making their raid. local folk-law claims that the morning bells of the abbey can be heard ring out from beneath the murky waters of the sound every year on the anniversary of the great storm, ringing the peel that was never rung.
rude 66 does not need an introduction... this dutch acid and electro veteran has been around for a long time. being part of the old school acid scene from the hague with releases on legendary label acid planet and he is one of the originals (again) when it comes to the new wave of electro in the late 1990s. two vocals tracks on the a-side with beta evers and sololust appearing as partners in crime, and on the b-side two instrumental almost trance like tracks. this is were electro, acid and a touch of old school gothic come together!
its exactly 20 years ago since rude 66 dropped his first record. time to celebrate with this monster release on bordello a parigi. killer vocoders, crushing beats and heavy dark arps. a definitive must have!
the screen vinyl image / rude 66 split 7 inch takes dark industrial electro sounds and edgy wax trax / 4ad era guitars and pushes them to the outer limits, offering up a heavy dose of new-wave futurism.
a long overdue rude 66 retrospective, that compiles acid, techno, idm and ambient tracks from his legendary acidplanet and djax days, with several unreleased gems from the same period. this release reveals the missing link between rudes iconic early acid sewer sound and the evil dragster electro-trance he has become known for in recent years. all tracks have been remastered and re-edited to appear now as youve never heard them before! no more eastern european carboard pressings, but spacious and thrilling sounds that finally really you immerse in the death race! very limited edtion on clear vinyl double album with free download and postersleeve.
after a wait of 15 years and numerous 12es, e s, random compilation tracks and remixes rude 66 has finally finished a full length album and dare we say it s his most cohesive work to date? sadistic tendencies begins where 2005 s three faces of fear ep ended, with 18 tracks that slide like snails on the edge of straight razors, exploring the dark side of the human condition. thematically connected, deep, dark and mind bendingly analogue, sadistic tendencies is both tense and full of release, sometimes brooding and encroaching at other times exploding into throbbing synth laden dance floor bombs. superlatives aside, sadistic tendencies works exceptionally well as an album and is one of those rare 70 minute journey s that can be enjoyed from beginning to end – like a good horror movie that scares the hell out of you, but keeps drawing you in.
rude 66 with another strong release. disco with phat basslines and vocoders. nicoals courtin delivers a super sweet remix that is even sharper then the original track. already getting support and charted by guys such as prins thomas
dark new-wave electro tracks by rude 66 and beta evers both strongly influenced by adult. on the flip side there is an surprising uptempo techno track by cosmic force. this is a track which will kill it in the clubs for sure! three great tracks taken from the very interesting tribute to robert moog cd. only limited available on vinyl
rude 66 is back after his great viewlexx release. rude got the key to the impresive cem studio and got some free studio time in their analogue studio like all artists on the vynalogica label. he got out with some bad ass space invaders are smoking grass inspired tracks! phat rolling basslines, catchy melodies and vocoders. probably one of the stronger releases on the vynalogica label
ANORAK CHRISTMAS / I LL BE BY YOUR SIDE (RUDE66 REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL08.12.06
hot italo disco single by sally saphiro with some authentic italo disco for all lindstrom, daniel wang, i-f, alden tyrell fans! also including the very nice by your side in the extended club version and two nice mixes by old disco-wave freak mr rude 66. nice package to get you through the december month!
MERRITONE ROCK STEADY 1: SHANTY TOWN CURFEW 1966-67 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK13.10.16
ken khouri’s federal records gave jamaica its musical identity. the federal record manufacturing facility was the first pressing plant in jamaica... their studio gave birth to mento, ska, rock steady and reggae of the highest calibre. this album features an astonishing selection of well known classics and rarities which majority of them transferred straight from their master tape.
grime-pionier logan sama schüttelt für fabric ein spektakuläres dj-set aus dem Ärmel, bei dem 66(!) mcs koryphäen wie future-stars, ihre exklusiven accapella-vocals über 24 souverän gemixte, brandneue, unveröffentlichte instrumentals von größen wie wiley, preditah oder jme legen. ein weiteres novum für fabric: neben dem cd format erscheint erstmals auch eine auf 500 stück weltweit limitierte 4xlp mit allen 24 instrumentals in ungekürzten versionen.
limited cd. by popular demand the cd version of rude 66s bleak but best selling piece de resistance. contains the cd only bonus track -the kill-, a nice polonaise italo track banger that will work great at jewish weddings (and funerals) when the klezmer band has fallen ill.
grime-pionier logan sama schüttelt für fabric ein spektakuläres dj-set aus dem Ärmel, bei dem 66(!) mcs - koryphäen wie future-stars - ihre exklusiven accapella-vocals über 24 souverän gemixte, brandneue, unveröffentlichte instrumentals von größen wie wiley, preditah oder jme legen. ein weiteres novum für fabric: neben dem cd format erscheint erstmals auch eine auf 500 stück weltweit limitierte 4xlp mit allen 24 instrumentals in ungekürzten versionen.
-confused machines- are excited to release an e.p by the composer and producer ishai adar (aka oosh). adar started his musical journey in the mid 80’s as the keyboard player of the legendary israeli post-punk band -nosei hamigbaat-, together with his high
after the lost tapes, the found tapes and the hidden tapes, electronic emergencies releases the closet tapes - a compilation of queer electronic music on pink vinyl. spacemaker and leather e have rounded up an unorthodox and fierce combination of queer legends, contemporary queer heroes and future queer stars. these include andy butler from hercules & love affair, eddy de clercq, bezier from the honey soundsystem and hard ton together with our own popsimonova. we are proud to be queer and this is what we love.
cassegrain continue their empowering run of techno electronics with *centres of distraction*, their debut album on prologue. leading us on a 10-track expedition into a wilderness of rugged, challenging sonics, the album marks the production duos development from adventurous new-bloods to fully fledged techno explorers.
robert dietz returns to running back with old fashioned frankfurt sounds techno soul leanings, rhein-neckar ambient, bold melody moves and todd terry rave house reminiscences. 4 tracks 4 hits 4 you 4 ever.
italys mario pierro aka raiders of the lost arp, has been responsible for many a top-notch releases to come from romes nature and pigna labels over the years. he returns again to present two outstanding sci-fi influenced electro/techno tracks for the 9th release on lunar disko records. both tracks demonstrate marios trademark blend of electronic funk & soul, and will certainly have you reminiscing about some of the classics of years gone by from this fantastic producer!… both tracks are accompanied by two remixes from dutch master, rude 66. rudes distinctive dark and atmospheric production style make for two classic remixes from the machines of rude 66. both artists create contrasting soundscapes on each side that compliment each other brilliantly…a must for fans of either producer!
oddstream, a multi-day festival of radical communication and multimedia will take place between the 1st and 5th of june 2011 in and around the vasim, a former industrial factory in nijmegen. the festival consists among others of exhibitions, multimedia installations, debates, lectures, art performances, music and film. there will be three clubnights and some of the perfoming artists are featured on this double lp, including digital audiofiles. coloured marbled vinyl. artists: applescal, grimm limbo, coco bryce & jon lemmon, stagga, kubus, t.raumschmiere, alec empire, rude 66 & sensory overload. shipwrec records is on a roll!