reissue of the last studio album before their break up in the late 70s. a progressive rock record by the legendary brazilian band, led at the time by original member sérgio dias plus keyboardist túlio mourao, bassist antonio pedro de medeiros and drummer rui motta. presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180g vinyl.
‘neverending story’ opens with ‘a dimension reflected’ and its introductory mixture of keys and beats. the beat is built upon piece by piece, while slippery synths fill in the upper registers. the second track, ‘planet texture’, opens with a blossoming pad which is soon joined by a steady kick and some bouncing synths. before long an adventurous bassline joins in and puts the track into full groove mode. there’s a twinkling synth floating above it all, sometimes present, sometimes not, making you wonder if you’re really hearing it at all. next up is the first track on the b-side, ‘old problems’. filled with little samples and microsounds, the track uses its beat to push through heady and sometimes disorientating array of colours that swirl across the track. a wide synth enters affairs a third of the way in and helps push the track out onto the dancefloor. ‘neverending story’ comes next, featuring a skittering beat and atmospherics that seem to come from far away. a low bassline pops in and out of the track here and there, while pondersome some keys complete the mood. the ep closes with ‘algorithm’, another scrambled, unpredictable track. the track opens with a rainbow of keys and synths, darting between your ears in their affected manner. an almost glitchy ambient track, it brings to a calm close a fantastic release.
banoffee pies records drop their third beats release samba del sol with clifford brown & jeen bassa ft. ella mae sueref - the album is influenced by carnival and latin sounds with hip hop drums and soul roots - meeting in middle ground as an expression of the production duos upbringing, johns heritage in mauritius and cliffords childhood in south america. partnered with ellas spanish language fluency and soft badhu acclaimed voice as previously heard on the single stop rewind credited by the like of gilles peterson and mr. scruff. the tracks were recorded on garageband by clifford brown and jeen bassa with 2 karaoke microphones, mixed in bath and later buried on a hard drive for over 6 years never to be heard again. sliding into the forgotten darkness of lost tracks and rediscovered in 2017. the production, originally just an instrumental, was then found and reignited, revamped with a vocal insert from the wonderful ella mae sueref. the 10 track album demonstrates a flurry of drums, latin inspired sampling, and mesmerizing vocals from start to finish. for the music and the lovers. living room jams made in smoke. banoffee xx in loving memory of anna sueref.
for its seventh offering, sol power sound taps into the pulse of the french antilles for tambours de martinique, a blistering ep of original and remixed versions of rare, drum-centric dance floor workouts. licensed directly from the legendary martiniquan label hibiscus records, the ep features cuts by eugène mona and max ransay, two of martinique s most storied musicians. with reworks by spanish dj and producer kiko navarro and the sol power all-stars, this one will be in the record bags of discerning djs all summer long.
the 3rd release on alma negra records is dedicated to the music of eritrea, a small (in african terms, that is) country nestled in between sudan and ethopia on the south end of the red sea. drawing from its native spiritual roots as well as the christian and islamic influences of conquering factions, this multiethnical country is home to an amazingly diverse plethora of cultures and musical styles. on this ep, we are happy to showcase the music of the saho people from the region of zula, which is located in between the coastal lowlands close to the dahlak archipelago. the word saho roughly translates (translated?) as nomad, pointing towards a lifestyle where tradition and culture is being passed on orally over generations. the exact source for these edits of the saho sound are thus lost to the murky depths of history, as they are based on traditional folksongs
fresh from releases on honey soundsystem & non plus, vin sol returns to uttu’s dance trax series for vol.14 bringing his magic touch of ghetto house over 4 original productions! fresh cuts for the floor!
mar & sol first release is aleluia lp from the cabo verde singer pedrinho. at the time, late 70 s, this lp was one of the biggest successes from cabo verde music. singer pedrinho moved to lisbon when he was 18 years old, and recorded this album, the first one of his career. aleluia was produced in the same street where mar & sol is based nowadays, in rua de s.bento, lisbon, portugal. this street was also where pedrinho come to live when he arrived in portugal, like the majority of the musicians and emigrants from the old african portuguese colonies move at that time, to try a new luck. a big community grew here and these artists got the opportunity to record their own traditional music by the hands of local labels. now is the time for mar & sol to give a new life to all this music, this is the first of many reissues that are coming to start the series of the label.
the next release from sol asylum was uniquely crafted between julie marghilano and illustrator olga olkaosadziń,,,ska. in this collaborative effort each artist found inspiration in each others work to create and finalize their vision of this release. conjuring beats from the mpc paired with modulated violin and synthesis, julie added a modern twist to the music that originally inspired her to create electronic music. expect the unexpected with the ep titled mercury jasmine and open up your imagination to what flowers would sound like on distant planets.
noho records presents mandala, the upcoming groundbreaking sound of brenta. it s a new project by jay green cami sagats and madi grein born from a 3-days holiday to ibiza, filmed by fiesta & bullshit at ibizenco. everything you need to see the sunset is a great taste of funk groove and the cami warm vocals. bomber drives croma is a lifestyle, abs pleasure to pump the electric bass up. highly recommended!!
the long-awaited first vinyl release from cassete records which established in 2011 as a netlabel !the first singles is from sol, the president of the label, which is evaluated by luke solomon, dj pierre, angel alanis as well as getting an established reputation for live performance. they celebate the joys and triumphs of groovy rhythm from a simple beat pattern. interweaved soft and hard sounds with synthesizers offers listeners a window into a unique sound vision. their significant sound differs from minimal, hard techno or dub techno. 4 tracks included.
after a first year of activity with 3 beautiful single reissues, sol discos presents its first album, with the compilation message in our music, selected by waxist. focusing on modern-soul genre, the selection ranges from 1976 to 1983 and gathers a nice selection of independent and private press records, all officially licensed.
you see, vin and hny have history and to make this marriage official we needed it to be just right. big daddy vincente might be known around the world for his sure-fire dance-floor bombs, but not as commonly known for his queer ally reputation in san francisco. using his production prowess and dj knowledge to help bring up the bay area gay dance scene has built him a fanbase of all walks of life. we think this might be his most accomplished musical work to date, not just because it is for our label, but because it s a labor of love. the ep reads like a metaphor for the two sides of the city where it was made. moonchild and electrical storms reminisce the mystical and spiritual love affair san francisco has had since the 60s while patronize and bondage taped reference the sexually adventurous side the city indoctrinates to all its visitors. this record feels big to us and mostly because it reps our home and a hometown hero so hard. enjoy.
for over 40 years orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou has combined traditional beninese music with soul, funk, afrobeat, rhumba and cuban rhythms to create this infectious soundà hailing from benin, west africa, orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou has been churning out incendiary afro grooves since 1966. on bosq meets poly rythmo uptown, bosq tastefully reworks 4 of orchestre poly rythmo s legendary recordings. as a die-hard fan, bosq took a subtle approach to the project. according to him orchestre poly rythmo has been a strong influence on his work and he wanted to be respectful to the original tracks. bosq focused on making the tracks dj friendly by beefing up the low end, rearranging and stretching parts out, and adding in extra percussion and a drum machine. the result is a 4-track ep of bumpy afro disco, psychedelic funk, frenzied afrobeat, and sunny soulful grooves. based in medellin, colombia, bosq has released a collection of music on ubiquity records, soul clap records, fania records, razor-n-tape, and more. since 2015, sol power sound, out of washington, dc has released deep sounds inspired by rhythms and traditions from around the globe. the label s output includes afro-latin stompers, re-edits of lost disco grooves, heady percussive tech workouts, and other sonic treats. four stone-cold classic orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou tracks re-shaped by bosq for the dancefloor today..
fresh from drops on clone jack for daze, non plus & ultramajic - san fran’s vin sol returns to uttu where he debuted his first material (the incredible edges of a vortex back in 2012 one of the 1st ever uttu releases!). nutthin butt ghetto azz acid bombs for the klubb!
nyc based producer and head honcho of the (in)famous, wall of fame, label, makes the trek to texas for whiskey pickle records third shot on their new minted vinyl series. his groovy brand of sampled house and disco has leant classy tracks to many a release on his home turf, but its rare that the beat smith venture into uncharted territories with his prized compositions. the folks at whiskey pickle must have liqoured up the ole boy up in order to finagle such a delightful ep out of him, and thankfully, us boppers are to benefit! water, the a1 opener kicks off with some chunky drums and an uptempo chug as layers of percussion and dancefloor onomonpea s create a bed for the piano driven groove to unfold... a scorcher! move inward for dont wanna be and the tempo drops dramatically. a hypnotic, looped beat gets a syrupy bass riff and cavernous funk-claps until the gorgeous, mono-synth lines appear and carry us to utter ecstasy! flip it over for moods, a track that is as lovely and emotional as it s title suggests. the vibes sampling and superlative drum programming create an exceptional, dreamy frame work for the groover... perfect for opening sets or a much needed, dancefloor breather. lastly, your dance snips some familiar territory into a perfect energy builder with beefed up muscles, perfect for modern heads. watch out for the mighty horn stabs and flanger flourishes, they re gonna prove to be deadly!
sol power sound adds a fifth release to its catalog with rising tides, a blazing ep from london producer, aroop roy. aroop has delivered a string of hit records on gamm, basic fingers, house of disco, and kampana, and is a welcome addition to the growing sol power sound family.
miss jools finally steps inside with her deep and groovy signature sound with her first ep on sol asylum with a remix from dana ruh. we instantly fell in love with “stepping inside,- this beautifully crafted atmospheric groover is destined to be a timeless gem. followed by dana ruh’s swingy reinterpretation that is finely crafted for the dance floor while still keeping it’s original sophistication. we are definitely not sorry to have this spaced out deep roller with a nice melodic surprise in the middle titled “sorry not sorry.” then wrapping this package beautifully together is “444 marjorie” a more classical approach to deep house but always with a modern twist with a dedication to someone very special to jools.
the sixth instalment in the rhythm nation catalogue comes from american talent and ultramajic, nonplus and clone affiliate, vin sol. jacking, uptempo ghetto-tech fire crackers from start to finish. bosh
just in time for our third anniversary we are proud to announce our eleventh release featuring our latest family member pressure point. his invasion of futuristic modular synths combined with old school analog gear immediately abducted us. we welcome him to our tight knit family with open arms to spread his musical prowess with you all. the four-track ep takes the listener on a mysterious voyage through a deep arpeggiated wonderland. bringing a fresh approach by combining the use of older technology and modern production technics, his micro house works of art whisk the listener away through lush melodies and peculiar moods that will help you to fully process his theory.
nilamayé is a group of afro-colombian music. his repertoire is inspired by music related to water seas and rivers that have been synonymous with life, joy and interbreeding. with fresh exuberance of his voices, the warm tones of marimba de chonta, deep sounds of cununos and bombos, the brightness of guasas and maracas and rhythmic exuberance of alegre drum. nilamayé shares with listeners the contagious joy of the colombian people.
wareika steps up for the amphias 12th vinyl chapter. the german trio walks off the beaten techno trail, applying just enough pressure on the bassline pedal to envelope your attention on the sinusoidal theme from break new sol, revealing at the end a rewarding guitar solo, hidden all this time under the crisp percussions. on a train again completes side a, with its industrial ambient modulations steadily stabbed by the derailed cadence.
sit reinterprets wareika on side b: a more dancefloor oriented take, with just a few breaks from the devilish rhythm, enough to give the crowd some time to breathe into the tracks odd atmosphere. wareika s playful harmony makes a great addition to amphias musical path.
creepin in plays with the gray areas that exist between genres, contrasting with the clarity of the digital synths and over saturated analog drums. next up ineffekt is acid electro cut with thrashing percussion held together with 808 drums. red alert is the only track with a vocal. classic roland drums, deep sub and hardware synths mixed with the hypnotic vocal overlays make this one for the freaks. sky pager is slow cooked mid 90 s jacking business, the kind i m known for. 808 trash pile is an acid hammer of a cut with the drum and synth doing a maniacal game of call and response.
solarism is the result of a common fascination for landscapes and a passion for contemplation. after two decades of an unbreakable friendship, we have finally imagined a way to express what contemplation has offered us and how it connects us to the world, describing those experiences through musical compositions, dj performances and welcoming other artists to release their art. here is how markus described his mind’s landscape composing these pieces of music, and it talks more than any description: have you ever thought that you are two people? do you have memories that are so detached from who you are now that you sometimes believe they are not your own? like something you have read or seen in a movie? you wonder who that was, your very own tyler durden? and here he is with a gift from another time when i was another person, living so fast and unconscious that i eventually almost lost the only thing we really have – my life.
for the first release on girasole records we introduce you to william caycedo from amsterdam. the first track dreamcatcher is a real deep but banging house track with a heavy bassline and it lets you fly away. return to free side has this slow vibes but there is always changing something untill the end. departure is all about that bassline and that sexy percussion. scapegoat is just a monster on the b-side.
first release for the yaww limited exclusively in vinyl 180 gr. three tracks similar between eachother (melantha, sol y la tierra, silos) are characterized by rythms of percussion, drums, bass, voices with tropical melodies that create a harmony of perfect dark club sounds that transmit at the same time a peacefull feeling. -una flor- is concentrated on an atmosphere of pianos, guitars and afro rhythms greatly mixed that make this track so fresh and summery.
stellar new artists to join our tight knit family. first we invite mariano mateljan with whowhatwhere, his raw minimalistic analog sound really shines through with a swinging percussive bass line, echoing vox and splashes of pads to set the mood. now moving into more techno territory with our beloved mastering guru gabriele carasco with his slow burner theory of flow, has just the right amount of acid to take you on hypnotic journey through the lab. no introduction is needed for one of sol asylum’s core members miss jools. this time around creating a deep and moody vibe with what you do she adds touches of vocals, an elaborate construction and glistening pads that finishes it off flawlessly. last but not least, we introduce markus sommer with san beneghetto. his skills and mature taste blew us away regardless of his youthful years. this garage-fueled track with gliding synths and jazzy bass lines is the perfect track to warm up your summer day
just in time for summer, sol power sound is proud to present its 4th release, the djidjo vide ep, a 1-2 punch of afro house by label heads, the sol power all-stars. djidjo vide, the title track on the a-side, features dc (via togo) afrobeat band, elikeh. it s a vibey slice of propulsive afro house about finding joy in the face of hardship. massama dogo s commanding vocals (sung in mina) combined with the driving bassline, and aggressive horns (performed by dc s sticky bear) make djidjo vide a summer sure shot for a roof-top jam, beachside dance floor, or nightclub near you. the b-side, tell me why is darker and deeper, chock full of percussion, a chopped vocal sample, and in-your-face afrobeat horns (performed by matt rippetoe and joe herrera of dc s the harry bells). it s a late-night beatdown that will set things off proper in a dark room!
club lonely s first 12 inch coming from san francisco drum machine freak vin sol. vinyl only wild chicago trax for club destruction. west coast producer and clone affiliate vin sol has been steadily banging the box creating his twisted takes on house, techno and whatever weird ass grey area that exists between the two. his sound is uncompromising, carefully crafted trax for the dance floor hinging on raw and stripped back grooves with relentless movement. this sentiment is also expertly conveyed in his dj sets and mixes.with his production getting support from both techno and house heavy hitters like marcel dettmann, larry heard, seth troxler, richie hawtin, len faki, scuba, joey anderson and boddika.
sol power sound is proud to present their first release of 2016, a 3-song ep by recent finnish expatriate, tom of brooklyn. after a massive release on razor-n-tape in 2015 (and slight change of moniker), the ever-mysterious tom delivers a 3-song ep of breezy disco grooves inspired by his recent cruise of the islands.
solarism is the result of a common fascination for landscapes and a passion for contemplation. after two decades of an unbreakable friendship, we have finaly imaginated this protean entity to express what contemplation has offered us and how it connects us to the world, describing those experiences through music compositions, dj performances and welcoming other artists to release their art.after our first release with arno e. mathieu -existance project-, we are really proud to welcome one of our musical friend on solarism, the non-stop track maker from home invasion label, franck roger !on a1 franck brings a real fusion of cosmics and classic deep house vibes, remembering his first love with electronic music but definitely oriented to his nowaday modern vision of sounds. the melodic groove of the calimbas percussions drives you till the heart of the track and his swinging drum, to never let you go and brings you up in a neverending hypnotic mind dance. on b1, arno e. mathieu version push the hypnotic vibe of -tiger in the hood- using the original arpegiator theme, and brings the track to a deep techno level for a textured and anthemic experience. ponctuated by a strings hit appearence and supported by a non stop heavy bass-line, the track progression brings us till a melodic synth conclusion true to arno fusionned style... welcome back in solarism
early support from raresh, akufen, and jan krueger, next up on sol asylum is non other than julie marghilano with her innerspace ep. taking the listener to another dimension of sound, she brings her range of musical knowledge to create a solid package with a stunning remix from fred p. starting things off on a analog journey with “innerspace” we move through an interstellar universe with detailed grooves full of percussive splatters and echoing synths that moves us into a dream like state of mind. conjuring the jazz planet in berlin with“katzbachjazz”you are immediately transported to a galaxy of sound with galloping percussion and a classic techno layout. using more 909 techno drum elements she creates a whirlwind of sound with a delicate touch. taking things a little bit deeper with “cosmic karma” she presents a heavily detailed drum structure full of violin experimentation that creates a dark atmosphere but still bringing an uplifting and joyous vibe. finishing off the package is something unique from fred p who julie asked to remix for her due to her enormous respect for him. the emotionally charged remix of“cosmic karma” shows a different side of fred p while still keeping his signature sound in tact. the remix takes us through an ever-evolving voyage through time and space.
solarism is the result of a common fascination for landscapes and a passion for contemplation.after two decades of an unbreakable friendship, we have finaly imaginated this protean entity to express what contemplation has offered us and how it connects us to the world, describing those experiences through music compositions, dj performances and welcoming other artists to release their art.we are really happy to introduce you to this new space of expression, with two arno e. mathieu’s pieces of music and a juju & jordash remix.on a1, as an expressive musical landscape, « ginger & lemon » describes a melancolic journey, starting with a balearic theme over a 707 tom groove, a melodic bass-line and some intense chords till a dark and tragic synth ending. a2 is the juju & jordash remix of « ginger & lemon » in a real moody jacking & swinging style, perfect for the crazyness of club s peaktime. on b1 « hapax» is another arno’s long narrative jam of acid and melodic synth, over a powerful bass-line and a driving drum, recounting the appearance of something which happen only once, but which always let his imprint.b2 is the arno’s drumless version of « hapax » for a more contemplative experience…welcome in solarism
sol power sound is proud to present the color soul ep by obas nenor. after a huge year with releases on legendary strictly rhythm and moodymann s mahogani music, the tel aviv producer blesses sol power sound with a four song ep of thick afro-disco, bumping house, and twisted techy grooves.
all this work together creates a very hypnotic but strong vibe getting completed by some subtle deep synths stabs and some wicked fxs on the base elements, which rounds up the whole vibe of the remix perfectly. two greatly executed remixes that haves a subtle groove swift but also keep the soul from the original track intact, as any great remixes should.
keeping the concept of a tight knit family of artists, up next on sol asylum is the follow up ep for the dilated pupils titled introducing remi. this collective of likeminded artists from the netherlands return to the label with a solid four-track ep that shows their range and diversity as producers. moving full speed ahead we start off with “remi at 21.16” a track that instantly hypnotizes you on the dance floor with its echoing harmonic synths and a complex metallic snare pattern. the track is a slow burner that explodes when the dirty analog kick, swinging bassline, and filtered percussion melt into an atomic fusion. next we take it to the next level with “do” its underwater bubbling percussion, bleeping stabs and eerie synth take us to the far off corners of space with just enough acid to keep our heads down and grooving to the strobe light in a dark room. as we move into fall with “october times” a tightly woven groove and galloping kicks push us into more experimental territory with soaring vintage synths that create tension and finesse at the same time. finally we finishing things off with the esoteric vibes of “suque” this deep and dirty track channels the positive force from another realm, which is the perfect match for the inspiriting concept of sol asylum.