following on from the success of hotplates001, featuring germany’s otz, comes the boutique portsmouth-based label’s second release - from noted bristol producer theo bennett, aka sepia. at the forefront of dubsteps current generation of producers, sepia has received heavyweight support from the likes of mala, joe nice and truth, with a take on the genre that ranges from moody, melodic dub-hymns through to full throttled club tracks.
infernal sounds reaches a milestone by welcoming one of their previous family members, sepia back onto 12”. this time though, he plates up an emotion packed four tracker which delivers all the bass-fuelled brawn you’d come to expect, with a dusting of pure bliss and musical energy. it’s a journey from start to finish, and a collection of tracks which can change any dynamic within the club depending on the vibe you’re looking for. the release will be on 180g vinyl and it’ll be the first in the series to feature full sleeve artwork, designed by emily dayson.
if osiris recent releases have signalled a change of pace, new artist the things they left behind represents the logical conclusion with this 12 inch comprised of two half-time, dubby tracks. the first, life through sepia, floats along to the ethereal backdrop of spoken word samples and distinctively melodic synths, the second, 68, sets a hazier and more abstract tone amidst on top of a sensual, rolling groove distant guitars ring as huge snares echo into the mist.
well rounded drop their 2nd 140 release and look set to build on the fantastic response to the sold out first split 12inch featuring foamplate (with fuzz his debut vinyl appearance) and corticyte. as before we have picked two tracks taking different approaches to dubstep – but each high quality examples of their styles.
queeste emerges with the nocturnal sounds of haron s wandelaar, an album exploring his long-term interest in music s talent for inducing and affecting dreams, successfully turning listening into an act of transport, leaving you in the midst of falling asleep, at a junction of dislocation, hazily arriving in a liminal world. in wandelaar we hear haron s playful reaction against the confines of dance music, gathering energy from his estrangement from the scene and using it as a means to reorder and interrogate sound. the modest piano takes centre stage, allowing each solo note to becoming fertile and full, suspended and considered, guided by the principles of minimal composers such as john cage and ryuichi sakamoto. haron delicately translates sparse chords into a cinematic narrative of ascension, conjuring up a moony landscape, grey and desolate from afar, intricately detailed on approach. haron s wandelaar is available 6 july 2018 on lp. the vinyl release includes an art print by fallon does, who is also responsible for the graphic design of wandelaar. all tracks written and produced by haron aumaj, mastered by wouter for brandenburg mastering. words by jo kali.
‘oonops drops’ is the eponymous name of dj oonops’ monthly broadcast on brooklyn radio (nyc). it’s your not average radio show without talk and comments for which he invites renowned guests with their exclusive mixes from around the globe to create timeless and thematic episodes. in the last sixty shows he got visited by artists like morcheeba, guts, nickodemus, the herbaliser, nostalgia 77, boca 45, blundetto, chinese man and many more.
ballistic record is an electronic music label from spain by delusions. we produce our own music, we also offer music by other artists. 1st ep features serious techno beats by delusions, casual violence, agony forces and deeps edayar.
with >monuments<, the label manager pär grindvik returns with a perfctionist statement. after a period of heavy touring, he has isolated in his studio to concentrate on finding a missing link - something that would spark his curiosity, something that could make him feel complete.with monuments, he resurrects memories of the past sounds and rhythms and place them in our near future. from the dynamic dokument< floating point, to the melting pot of >mnemonic<. he feeds us snares and shuffle we haven t heard for ages
one thing in life is certain: change. along with the many positive changes that 2012 brings, we present a brand new series. trance 75 2012 , that indulges you with a 3 cd ride, including all trance essentials of the season! not a single hit has been forgotten. no dance floor highlight was missed. 75 quality trancers you want, 75 quality trancers you ll get! with the 2012 trance sound pushing boundaries and fusing with many other genres, trance 75- 2012 volume 1 is one big pool of diversity. the 3 discs of essentials prepare you for a promising year, with an exciting musical journey into the sound of today and tomorrow! including track and remixes by armin van buuren, above & beyond, w&w, gareth emery, hardwell, markus schulz, cosmic gate, as well as the beats of john o callaghan, heatbeat, shogun and protoculture, trance 75-2012 vol. 1 is an absolute must-have for the trance fans!
musical evolution: the first chapter, arnejs newest compilation will be in stores online and in physical form on october 24th. this compilation will feature 15 exclusive and upfront new trance tracks and marks the first comprehensive release from arnej s new label, arnej music. musical evolution: the first chapter includes tracks from such artists as leon bolier, bobina, orjan nilsen, and arnej himself including -the music makers-, a future club classic collaboration between arnej and orjan nilsen. arnej is currently 2 ranked trance dj in the western hemisphere as indicated by djmag top 100. he has also been named armin van buuren s favourite producer and has received the idma best new artist award in miami.
this isnt a basic channel mix. its also not a dub-techno survey. twelve of the 19 tracks were recorded in just the past two years, tilting the selection too far towards the present to serve as a comprehensive retrospective!