hailing from wellington, aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, scent is a newcomer to the scene but long time gc of modern hypnosis. his first sighting featured a track ‘devils dread’ on indigo movement’s 5-year digital compilation december 2017. heaving at 140 beats per minute, ‘trax’ creates a certain energy similar to early jungle riddims. chopped percussion, giant synth stabs, weighty driving kicks with underlining sub bass and the odd flute build the track to a halt before commencing it’s minimal technoesq break down. ‘just a dream’ a rooted scentimental dub which takes you deep into a place amongst your rem sleep with sparse whaling strings and swinging percs. scent debut solo release. one to watch.
this is the first 12inch in a series of releases for legendary midwest techno label analog records which has featured some of the biggest names in techno history starting off with new material from label honcho freddy fresh under his modulator moniker with 2 techno bangers also features a relaunch of the sought after gates release by freddy and paul mix which was originally released on analog uk division in 1996 and goes for loads of money if you are lucky enough to locate an original copy stay tuned for more action.
heaven scent is a modern disco take with a suitably classic feel that has chloë sevigny, actress of note, reading the poem prayer to saint therese over a percussion-led low down groove. the b side has the effect laden deeweedub doing exactly what it should do. no bug hurrah, just a classic in the making. sleeve design by ill studio, paris.
green village has already proven itself to be a trusted outpost for all kinds of adventurous souls in the us house and techno game. transmitting out of jersey city, the label now invites ali asker to serve up a mixed bag of treats. standards heads into classic electro territory, while concatenate swerves into strange, fractured lands somewhere between deepest techno and outright tropical ambience. ascent is a celestial soarer, all achingly beautiful arpeggios and sub bass pressure, which dj spider then drags into one of his knotted grooves. patrice scotts version is understandably lighter, favouring his trademark strain of soul-stirring deep house as a framework for whispers of the original to dart around
long term friends and artistic collaborators detroit’s filthiest (aka dj nasty) and go nuclear bring their next two electro releases to bass agenda simultaneously. detroit’s filthiest assaults hard with four ferocious dance floor destroyers, showing off both his lifelong passion for electro and his ability to approach production differently from the majority - blending twisted detroit rave hooks with a dose of infectious machine funk. new zealand’s go nuclear return after their very well received techno world debut on bass agenda recordings. this record, their machine learning ep, stays faithful to their love of the old school electro sounds of detroit with 3 tracks of dance floor futuristic funk. the two artists meet here too, with detroit’s filthiest remixing the title track in his usual no-nonsense style.
fushara aka thushara goonewardene is a london based electronic musician working with breakbeats, samples and synthesiser. a constant theme for his music is urban decay. from the late 90s fushara has been involved with the london scene as a raver, dj, and producer. he has produced experimental work for labels such as pineconemoonshine, mjazz and more recently scientific recordings. in 2015 he set up an imprint lone foundation to showcase experimental bass music collaborating with daat and others. more recently he has made a return to work with breakbeat collaborating with infest for one of his tracks on his debut on criterion records and has signed to flex recordings for a forthcoming ep. here he makes his bow on 7th storey projects with two amen-driven monsters - the a side features ascension , an epic roller with industrial atmospherics and haunting vocal snatches. this is backed up with nerve on the b side, a nine and a half minute militant amenistic assault that hits hard, just the way we like it! we re delighted to welcome fushara to our roster of talent, we are sure you will be hearing plenty more from the man going forward!
50% deal - spazio disponibile welcomes yet another new artist to their realm. this time the label welcomes producer grand river for its 11th release, and one that marks something of a new direction where ambient and experimental music will sit next to more dance floor fare. it s a direction already hinted at with marco shuttles full album earlier this year, and is now realised once more by aimee portioli. she is a multi instrumentalist, soundtrack composer and known for her deep and atmospheric sound and debuts on donato dozzy and neel s label with four lush ambient explorations. across the course of the tracks, fizzing, grainy ambiance makes way for dark atmospheres, then brighter synths arrive late on to bring some light to the shadows. elsewhere, undulating rhythms sway down low as muted keys and strings ripple in the distance. it makes for a cavernous world that keeps you in blissful suspense and overall this ep is a trip through a dark underground cavern with a spring day high up above. as well as this brilliantly cerebral ep, the future will also bring more spazio label nights across the world starting in 2018.
brainwaltzeras debut lp poly-ana follows quickly on the heels of the producers aescoba ep also released this year via film. across thirteen tracks of both previously released material and fresh excursions into the artists world, brainwaltzera explores sounds ranging from luscious, downtempo grooves and expertly reduced braindance cuts with nods to early 90’s experimental idm to harder, more caustic outings all bound together by a recurring theme of otherworldly ambience. taking its name from a variety of sources dear to the artist, including polyphonic analogue synthesizers and the pol-lyanna principle itself a theory that suggests individuals recall pleasurable experience more acutely than displeasing ones the title represents a meeting point in the artistic process between creative method and conceptual choices. production techniques range from more traditional hardware synthesis to the incorporation of a modified dot matrix printer acting as a modulation source for midi parameters. sample sources include vhs material from the produ-cer’s own childhood and ambient bullet train samples from an on-the-fly production session traveling from tokyo to kyoto. according to the enigmatic producer, memory and its fundamental role in the human experience is one of the central themes of the record. while the artists own experiences shaped the sound of the record, there is no attempt to impose them on the listener through blatant exposition.
following on from this year s brooding debut, anthony linell gathers a storming double 12- of material to depth charge vacant participants and lilting movers. leaving aside his well established abdulla rashim moniker, emerald fluorescents feels like an agile side-step into heavier terrain with a renewed sense of purpose. scattered fractal stabs revolve around quietly furious low-end fit outs with enough sharp edges to let you know it s someone else s space.
lo-fi größe matt jones veröffentlicht erstes crescent album nach zehnjähriger pause! wenn musiker wie die indie-größe matt jones eine zehnjährige pause zwischen der veröffentlichung zweier alben einlegt, dann ist das ein qualitätssiegel! Ähnlich seiner bristoler fachkollegen flying saucer attack oder movietone arbeitet er nur dann an neuem material, wenn er es für richtig und wichtig hält. dieses selbstbewusstsein ist jedem ton der neun songs auf -resin pockets- anzuhören, dem ersten album seit der crescent-veröffentlichung -little waves-. es ist ein album geworden, das sich sein eigenes plätzchen im britischen outsider lo-fi-pop schafft. eine zusätzliche prise des anti-folk-feelings macht aus resin pockets ein werk voller zeitloser melodien, bewegender texte und einem ganz besonderen gefühl sommerlicher intimität.
glenn astro ist, neben max graef und delfonic, inhaber vom berliner money sex label, und er veröffentlichte bereits verschiedene maxis auf box auf holz, wotnot, odd sock und big bait. sein solodebütalbum erschien 2015 bei tartelet, und sein kollaboalbum mit max graef erschien 2016 auf ninja tune. ajnascent ist das pseudonym für genreübergreifende, elektronische projekte des auch in berlin ansässigen multiinstrumentalisten konstantin rohleder. -even- ist ein vielseitiges minialbum, auf dem die beiden schulfreunde spontane jams und tape-maschinen arbeiten erforschen. der fokus liegt auf spontanität, das konzept kam später.
downliners sekt zählen zu den bemerkenswertesten künstlern der brodelnden electronic-szene barcelonas. auf ihrem dritten longplayer -silent ascent- fesseln sie den hörer mit einer überzeugenden mixtur aus post-dubstep, berliner techno-dub und leftfield-hip hop. ihr deeper sound ist inspiriert von der wissenschaft von autechre, den geisterechos des basic channel-sublabels burial mix und dem shoegaze von my bloody valentine. zu ihren fans zählen solch gestandene kollegen wie mount kimbie, john talabot, kevin the bug martin oder mary anne hobbs. deshalb wundert es nicht, dass sie für die produktion von silent ascent die berliner produzentenlegende rashad becker gewinnen konnten, der maßgeblich am basic channel-sound beteiligt war.
when tripping around, sight becomes blurred, sound turns to noise, but scent remains genuine. attractive or repulsive they stimulate the everyday. the equilibrium is essential. scented trip mimics this balance between monotony and interest for you to feel. hooks and harmonies drive one side, while repetition pushes the flip.
evod, oisel and syntaxism return with their -e.o.s.- collaboration. luna crescente is composed by two strong tracks that have different appearance, but same nature. orbita x is a slow track that contains granulated, ferrous sounds, accompanied by a pulsating oscillator and various sharp ambient sounds. orbita y is a strong tune in which, almost during all the time, there are an intense groove and a sequenced modal oscillator
former descent is the free spirited project by the mastermind behind neurobit and rioteer… with this project he blends in a very successful way minimalism and lo-fi electronics with tough rhythms… these rhythm based tracks take its cue from old school ebm and new beat… this while the melodic elements give the tracks just the right touches to draw you deeper into them… harsh and playful and light and dark never went so well together before… resulting in pure rave anthems!
limited 200 copies.
brand new label south street kicks off with everyones favourite californian homie, urulu. having previously contributed to andy hart s voyage label as well as dirt crew and let s play house he steps up and delivers four upfront house cuts for the labels inaugural release. a sublime start for this one to watch label.
french producer hugo lx returns with a new ep called “ascent” out on menace, 8 beautiful beats made with an incredible precision. hugo lx has been working in past with elzhi, large professor, homeboy sandman, oddisse, sadat x, the funk league, he is also known as a really good house producer, he proved that again with his recent releases on faces records, jazzy couscous or my love is underground. this release represent our first collaboration with the legendary fatbeats.
Ähnlich wie bei tuff city kids selbst, geht es bei -adoldesscent- nicht um eine bestimmte stilrichtung oder einen sound. vielmehr ist es der ansatz der verschmelzung. und damit ist endlich der nachweis erbracht, dass die verschiedenen ecken des elektronischen musikspektrums wesentlich mehr gemeinsam haben, als man gemeinhin vermuten würde. aber was noch viel wichtiger ist und am ende mehr zählt als all das: es zaubert ein lächeln aufs gesicht!
opalescent, the debut album from mercury music prize and ivor novello award nominated artist jon hopkins has been remastered and reissued for the first time on vinyl for its 15 year anniversary in a special edition 2 lp gatefold with liner notes.
agressor bunx have been setting the standard recently. whether it’s on seminal drum & bass imprint ram records, or the underground torch holder eatbrain, they’ve settled themselves within the discography of every major label running the game. and they’re about to return with four fresh cuts which bring some serious heat, once again platforming the cut throat sound which has made them so infamous. the curse ep, out on innovative imprint ignescent records, stands as both a pivotal release for both artist and label. founded in 2015, they’re beginning to push their way into a league with the heavyweights and with the help of agressor bunx, it’s not difficult to see why. already making their mark with ukrainian underground figures such as nickbee, ignescent have slowly been refining their sound, this next title proves their stature.
brand new on ignescent comes something different. a true double header, with two tracks each from the super talented agressor bunx and nickbee. always showcasing the faster, harder end of the music, ignescent means business.
since the early years of our label tigerskin has been one of our most prominent artists. an integral part of dirt crew, he has over 15 releases on the label, either as solo artist or in collaboration with till von sein.
vinyl only, no repress artwork by maison blessing (smallville) second release of the reduction series of manchesters js (alias james zeiter) on phorma.
phorma releases the second element in the reduction series by manchester based dub wizard js with a loop-driven remix by the mysterious reminiscent mood project. two deep dubby tools to work your mind!
lcseries comes back with the fourth reference, dark and bright, ascent. the a-side is covered at night. the darker side, the most ravenous, the more forceful, the wildest. starring oscar mulero remix of the original track ascent. oscars personal style makes to be all part of the sound composed through the original topic. in turn, liss c. remind us, that their tracks are by and for the club.
• follow up release to last year s side project by uk producer shifted
• full colour mira jacket design from silent servant...
revealed last year as a side project by uk producer shifted, covered in sand now returns with a new ep: crescent shaped scars will be released on the sister label of his own avian imprint mira, which serves as an outlet for the more experimental and duskier side of electronic music. the release features three abrasive noise workouts. thud of drums and ritualistic rhythms define the opener luarica on the a-side alongside a near-melodic whine that stays present throughout the tracks. orapa (an interview) on the flip swallows and evokes scuffed voices of a conversation, striving into isolation, while venetia resumes the haunting rhythm and layers of distortion. as per previous mira releases, the artwork is done by juan mendez aka silent servant
phorma introduces reminiscent mood: a side-project of a well-known german producer whose identity is kept veiled. the reminiscent mood project creates maurizio inspired and concept driven dub techno tracks with a timeless aura. this is the first of two reminiscent mood eps. vinyl only.
rowl delivers the crescents fourth release with two original works packaged alongside a stunning remix from asc. true to form, 004 is another beautifully varied ep exploring the depth of dub techno with influence from the uks signature garage and dubstep sounds packaged across a plethora of bpms.
early support from: rowl, versa, m.u.d, djrum, synkro, troy gunner, eleven8, hvl, space cadets, asc, sam kdc and more ...
the descent of man ep is the third and last part of a trilogy on vinyl dedicated to charles darwin studies. this final chapter is focused on the darkest side of electronic music and his impact on human psychology. as charles darwin studied the evolution of physical and mental traits, we want to show how obscure, trembling and aggressive sounds generate an increasing sense of agitation and loss while mild and gloomy atmospheres can relieve the body and brain, achieving a peaceful state of mind. dont be afraid to move into a shady space. this is not the end even if it could be.
8-track release produced entirely by el rtnc (aka rthentic). the record is an unapologetic homage to old school hip-hop in its bare-bones production, lyrical themes, cover art and even the title. with the blessing of dj kool herc, one of the originators of hip-hop, sandman pays respect to the pioneering dj by proudly naming the release in his honor.
cover art by jeff jank & tyke witnes awr.
includes digital download code.
THE DESCENT EP (ROLANDO / ROD RMXS) (CLEAR RED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl FR06.06.13
technorama records is very happy to bring you this superb new project by french producer mush (sharivari, ndatl muzik, night vision) with an additional remixes by rolando and rod, to be released on limited transparent red vinyl.
dj, producer and sound designer from france, olivier mutschler aka mush has released tracks with orlando voorn, kai alcé, or chez damier, and has remixed juan atkins, alton miller, or pulshar. he is also owner of sharivari records, releasing music on vinyl by kink, art bleek, ken ishii, marcelus, subotic, dan curtin and more ... after three years of absence, he is back in production with an unusual style for him.
london based label the crescent returns with yet another sterling release, this time from up-and-comer eleven8. fresh off the back of his critically acclaimed 12 inch for blu martens bmt music imprint, the >changing colours ep< is a true showcase of the producers diversity, competence and raw talent at 130bpm.
early support from, flight, true tiger, synkro, indigo, blocks, eleven8, clarity, djrum, troy gunner, cursa, gacha, versa and many more.
the relics alter ego cubic nomad strikes again with an industrial technoid release in his own style as we have become quite familiar with. acid hardcore crossovers, distorted kicks and energetic ryhthms all over the place. dj support: peaky pounder, broken rules, carnage & cluster
for the next installment in the dc ltd series, drumcode present a three-track ep from the spanish pairing of psyk and alberto pascual - both increasingly familiar names on the circuit thanks to their work for plus 8, figure, analytictrail and sleaze. ascent leads off the ep with what is sure to prove to be a popular combination of upbeat old-school keys and resolute marching beats. descent switches things up, treading heavily through a melancholic soundscape of mechanical stabs and harmonic pads. finally, permanent dishes up a solid rhythm track interspersed with distinct rising tones phasing in and out of the mix.