apollo proudly presents the return of sw, joined by partner svn for a sublime 6 track ep. sws lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements of 2017s the album had hearts and minds swooning following its license from sued to apollo. its balmy glory won over pitchfork (deeply expressive debut album 8/10), rolling stone (best electronic albums 2017) and xlr8r (best releases 2017) amongst many others. one year later, sw and svn have gone into the studio, together to make some original music specifically for apollo. the results are the 6 tracks on this ep, they share in a typically taciturn statement. taking inspiration from the iconic house and techno of the mid / late 90s - sw and svn combine dreamy melodies and mesmeric grooves with unfussy, focussed minimalism, their beguiling, modern take on classic sounds and rhythms remains thrillingly unique and elusive. while sw and svn are more comfortable out of the limelight, this 6 track ep for apollo once again proves that they are rightly worthy of the hype that swirls around them.
sound warrior records founded by jenifa mayanja & dakini 9 aims to balance the playing field for female producers and exclusively release their music. sw006 warrior formulation is rooted in soul-stirring house with its heart arching towards the future. lady fingers returns with an engrossing slice of dub house. the north carolina artist/dj was recently a featured dj at moog fest. jenifa mayanja bumako records, shows up with a broken ambient house break. on the flip side sound warrior teams with well known berlin underground heroines mint berlin the female only booking agency. representing mint berlin is co-founder ena lind who has been pushing boundaries in the electronic music scene in berlin for over a decade. lady blacktronika comes with a soul house soaker. she has made quite a splash with her labels sound black and sound keymstry in the process earning the title first lady of beatdown.
for house heads of a certain persuasion, dj duke is a name that resonates for all the right reasons. the u.s. veteran has been responsible for some of the 90’s most seminal moments, chiefly through tracks such as 12 minutes to do it (under his pleasure dome alias), party time and the prosumer-endorsed deep house classic, heard. he returns here courtesy of emerging imprint solo werks, who host his latest ep, green pastures. a momentous house-led workout, it compounds duke’s reputation as a producer of considerable panache while also acting as an auspicious start to life for the dublin based label. the title track is a grainy, old-school cut that bears all the hallmarks of a dusty analogue-jam and harks back to the days of vintage chicago with the sort of zest you’d expect from a man of duke’s credentials. the other original, skyscapes, is packed to the brim with industrial motifs and is characterised by the sort of effortlessly catchy baseline with which duke has made his name. mysterious and ethereal, it takes the listener on an uncompromising and throughly captivating house journey from the off. on the flip side, we have two stunning remixes, the first of which arrives from new jersey don, ruben candelario aka nicuri. a long-time favourite of nyc-based producers a la joey anderson, nicuri turns green pastures into a dreamy, acid-led space, adding layers of suspense and a glittering vocal intto the mix as he goes. last but not least are dublin-based producers slowburn, who serve up a stunning version of skyscapes. a carefully construed voyage into the deep, it caps off a fine ep with some aplomb.
this time is ricardo rodrigues aka industrialyzer who lands on the court of damon wild with three tracks perfectly aliened with the label s philosophy, synewave has been at the service of real techno for over 20 years. it all begins with analogue planet a 130 bpm journey which rouses the dance floor whilst stimulating the mind, giving both of them no mercy. the second track, -multiple walls-, carries the flavour of an old school small march with a hammondesque synth which revolves around the groove from beginning to end. the atmosphere becomes dark and acid in the third and final track on this release. orbit x is an emotional roller coaster which develops in different phases, everyone of which takes the listener by surprise. with this release industrialyzer reminds us that, after all, new york, detroit, chicago, berlin, amsterdam or lisbon dont really matter, quality techno is a global affair and synewave consistently confirms this with releases above all schemes, movements and trends. monumental.
apollo proudly presents a full release of the stunning debut album released by sw. sw s lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements nestles snugly alongside the classic 90’s apollo releases of biosphere and robert leiner in all their balmy glory. originally issued on vinyl only via sw’s own sued imprint, this apollo re-release represents something of a coup in that it’s the first of the label’s music to ever be presented digitally. as a label, sued has formed a reputation for releasing some of the most vital and sought after contemporary dance-floor vinyl, from both sw and svn, as well as collaborations and comradeship with other analogue obsessed auteurs such as dynamo dreesen (who teams up with svn as dresvn), dj sotofett, dj fett burger, pg sounds and club no-no, aka snorre magnar solberg.
ltd to 200, it s been a while, but damon wild s synewave label is back in action to continue more than 20 years of service to the techno game, and this collaborative release with jurek przezdziecki shows that both label and artists are on searing form. of the original tracks on offer, -clutch- presents a slightly more subtle approach with its low frequency acid thrum steadily building in intensity compared to the upfront jackhammer intensity of -snatch-. cisco ferreira gets invited to do a remix of -clutch- as the advent, and makes it into a deep, cyclical stomper, and then gotshell ramps up the noise for an even tougher version of the track.
nice price deal !!! shit hot modern jackers from the klasse wrecks crew, featuring good buddies mr. ho and florian blauensteiner with a special appearance from sued label dude sw. part broken beat stepper, part dance mania rocker and part deep techno roller result in a heavyweight piece of wax for you and yours. tested and approved in the last couple of months... now finally available!
between the two of them, jenifa mayanja and lola (aka dakini9) have over 20 years experience in nycs electronic music community as producers/djs and label owners. they return with their newly launched joint label and music collective sound warrior with their second release riding high on the buzz created by their first outing which was well charted and reviewed.
conrad jackson is a uk soul singer who has been doing the rounds for over ten years he has been recruited by label owner and dj lee jeffies aka dj peru. from sonic wax records for there third release come back with me. the record is set in the sexy michael wycoff vein with a steady groove. already getting played by djs soul sam, terry jones, ian dewhurst, and many more... tipped to be a monster tune!!!!
celebrating light in the attics 10 year anniversary in 2012, the labels releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7inches. the series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by light in the attic on the a-side, plus the original version on the b-side!
format lp, 12nch + insert w/ lyrics and drawings by ben. this vinyl was pressed in 150 copies. story about the band w.a.t.s (where are the stars) is a project of 3 musicians based in lyon, france. the band is composed by 3 members: ben merlin (vocalist & texts writer), jonas bernath (synthesizer, guitar, bass) & guitos (keyboards, percussions).
emotional rescue is delighted to present a collection of works by the founding father of the modern drum movement, glen velez. collated from his first 3 solo albums from 1985 to 1989, sweet season is a snapshot in to the pioneering composing and performance of this four-time grammy winner. born in 1949, of mexican american ancestry, velez grew up in texas before moving to new york in 1967. playing jazz on the drums he soon gravitated to hand drums from around the world (frame drums in particular), seeking out teachers from many different musical traditions.
when talking about sought after records in house music, chris grays *sweetness you bring* which was first released through his own *deep4life* imprint in 2000 will definitely come up as a golden grail every now and then. after enquiring about this release saft and the artist got the idea to re-issue this classic together with two alternative versions plus a crue remix. the outcome is a solid 12 inch.
reissue of the original ethiopian vinyl album. alemayehu eshete is no less than one of the great voices of the heyday of modern ethiopian music, the swinging sixties which, in this country, went on until the fall of the emperor haile sellassie 1 in 1974. on a par with tlahoun gessesse, bzunesh beqele or mahmoud ahmed, alemayehu is a star at the top level of the constellation that once lit up the wild nights in the capital.