dj rou & lite orkestra proves to be one of those original, eclectic and interesting projects for the musical research of the current scene. they got to know each other in the summer of 2014 and a character affinity was born immediately, later transformed into a very strong artistic empathy, so much so that in the immediate future they decided to meet often between bologna and verona for jam sessions, sharing ideas. in the summer of 2017, cognitiva records, label runned by sofatalk, became aware of the project and decided without hesitating to press 1.2,3, original tracks of the release “the ambassador’s way ep”. the compositions are a combination of the electronic drums of dj rou (mpc, korg electribe and other gears), the contrabass and the guitar of lachi + thomaspizzini, better known as lite orkestra. the result is a hybrid exuberance between jazz, afro and the experimental flow that derives from the roots of the jam sessions
tessellate is back for a second round and this time they are bringing out some heat from turkey via aleksandir. the a side features two club ready tracks, starting with a euphoric and emotional journey by the name of yamaha. following that belgium’s asa moto slow things down and provide a wild and trippy acidic remake of the original.
flip the record over and you’ve got yourself some heavy chillers. dreams is a really dreamy (!) piece of work that is guaranteed to leave you relaxed. friend of tessellate seb wildblood steps up next to do what he does best and provide a lovely remix of the og. finally we close things off with deeptrak, which as the name suggests is a deep track.
after a handful of singles that instantly became favourites for djs including bicep, scuba and laurent garnier, london-duo athlete whippet deliver their 12” debut. “hands only” is a balmy, nonchalant yet carefully crafted house gem incorporating striking live performance.
the record was welcomed with open arms by key tastemakers such as xlr8r (“shimmering and seductive”), resident advisor and complex (“heaven sent for djs”). taking on board fellow producers max graef and seb wildblood, “hands only” is a refreshing and effortless 5-tracker following their recent release on exploited records.
the man behind church records and half the force propelling coastal haze, seb wildblood, jumps over to let s play house for a laid back, suave four tracker that ll smooth out that transition we re all going through as summer fades and the embers of autumn begin to burn brighter. necessary happiness, the first track, a improvisatory, noodly deep house ambler, sets the pace and tone. from there, the british producer ups the tempo a bit and explores the darker contours of red light-lit basement caves and after- hours haunts with the ep s title track. the flip is briefer: necessary happiness (mad sax mix) is an embellished and brighter reprise of the a1, and“pass the pen is a loose instrumental that has the bones of a break beat interlude built atop a jazzy hip-hop beat. is that a dewy sea mist on the horizon at dawn or a heavy cloud of smoke machine fog veiling a strobe in the middle of the night?
second artist album on omena comes from church label head, seb wildblood. six tracks that make a perfect blend of subtle changes in unique and musical beauty. this stands alone as a product of total creative liberation and possibly one of the finest works from seb yet. album artwork by rickard ljungdahl eklund & label artwork by ivo kiusalaas (bildansvarig)
church label boss seb wildblood continues his catalogue with sw004. the release follows wildblood’s much sought after cassette from earlier this year (sw004) which featured three of the four tracks on the record, whilst the new addition doesn’t deviate far from the sw playbook. ‘every body looks good at the restaurant’ offers up meandering sax melodies, warm jazzy pads & soft percussive layers amidst an intriguing monologue.
seb wildblood returns to the skint imprint as a follow up to his 2014, barcelona / blue colour ep. shadowed by his label mate apes, this release sees the two take on either side of the 10 inch with a familiar sound echoed by their church imprint. wildblood ignites the record with the bubbly and soothing concocton of noshi that fows seemingly under the vocals of phantasy afliate kelly lee owens. apes sits close on the fip side with a more club friendly ode to london, mortmer road. an eerie night time synth crawls through the suburban sounds of apes we ve been conditoned with since the up-rise of the church sound.
with his accomplished barcelona ep having turned the heads of seth troxler, maya jane coles, ben pearce and maribou state among many others, church head honcho seb wildblood returns with a hugely assured ep that matches his nascent labels promising recent output.
church follow on from their hugely successful debut release of lorcas faith evans refix late last year (church000), with the launch of their new side project church white. this sub label will focus more on the melodic side of the spectrum, decidedly not shying away from the use of a vocal sample. moving on from its bootleg debut (church000), church white will also be the home to edits and original productions. the first release comes from co-founder seb wildblood whom recently released on kerri chandlers much loved imprint madtech records.
dirty funk house from colombia! with heavy remixes by seb wildblood (church), retrogott (ava, money sex) & dj qualle and pontchartrain. felipe gordon is new to the scene, but entering the house world now via toy tonics in a heavy way. just watch that remix package: felipe gordon has some massive fans already. he knows a few dudes and he has some cool releases coming on church, s3a records and intimate friends. in fact felipe is throwing some of the biggest underground house parties in colombia along with his nómada records crew from bogotá. and he is making tracks, too. dirty bangers. with a certain unique vibe. he used to play in bands before switching to samplers and getting addicted to old disco and house vinyl. you can hear that: his moody, raw tunes use samples of rare records. but selected carefully, adding his own juno 60 or moog synth chords (like on tell me something true). often using minor keys and lot of little noises and short spoken words by himself. never clean, always musically special. felipe gordon might be new to the international dance scene, but for sure you gonna hear that name more frequently over the next years.
the 5th insert to the banoffee pies landmark foot fetish series drops as promised on bpls005 with some pre summer goods. a journey hand tapered for your pleasure and appreciation. as the label pushes towards the age of three, this compilation marks an important time and welcomes appearances from recent affiliate jon sable with a dip into future transport melodies featuring kroba of the brilliant archie pelago, and seb wildblood’s coconut oil on the a side. the flip brings sample heavy weird love from matt saint will and a drum theme from the talented marenn sukie. tell closes up with a beats inspired downtempo lounge mover. enjoy the sunshine and see you in september with brand new sounds. stay tuned banana people. music for prancing, love and dancing. banoffee x
after a brief hiatus church are back with a debut offering of original material from apes. the a side *two thousand six* is a straight up techno work out, having been tried and tested this track is aimed directly at the dance floor. chaos in the cbd are on board for the remix taking us on a journey of warm, deep, subtle analogue house fresh off the back of their stand out track *78 to stanley bay*. the b side *cold love* goes some way to show apes’ versatility as a producer, it’s a nostalgic piece of work, with a pulsating bass-line driving through the track along with intricate percussion and a choice vocal sample to round things off. cold love is equally suited for the club or for home listening. apes right hand man seb wildblood takes the track in a slightly different direction, using elements of the percussion and transforming the vocal sample for a delightful melodic contribution to the ep. early support from paul woolford, breach, ben pearce, dusky, alexander nut & more.
following the debut 12 inch from young blood happa, fledging london label church break into the year with their second official release from up and comer rumah. following his debut collaborative 12 inch on nineteen89, the double a-side release exhibits a maturing of the producers sound and cements his allegiance to affront, dance floor ready techno.
church is a much respected london party that invites the likes of juan atkins, darling farah, marcellus pittman and other such underground heavyweights to their events, and have done for 18 months. now well established, founders seb wildblood & apes are taking the next step and launching a label of the same name after dipping their toe in the release arena with a lorca white label, ‘faith evans refix’ which was out in late september.
serve chilled zählt neben beach house und back to love zu den ersten hed kandi vÖs überhaupt und wird 2016 wieder re-launched! auf zwei cds gibt es die diesjährigen highlights aus den genres house, lounge und tropical disco. mit von der partie sind tracks und remixe von disclosure & al green, jamie xx feat. romy, katy b & kaytranada, the magican feat. years & years, dj koze, coldplay (kygo remix), tim deluxe