after keeping an eye on shan as a desired candidate for a while now, we proudly announce to launch his latest release via footjob. his records on running back, beats in space & the healing company during the last 5 years were critically well received and put him on the musical map - a highly gifted producer who’s capable of going into many directions. his “filterjob ep” takes us back to the golden era of sample house. driving beats combined with filtered disco melodies never get out of style. if anyone it’s shan who’s able to play with this type of sound and manages to deliver three superb dance floor bangers in filterjob, on & on and serious. to rounds things up, the ep finishes with a raw and dusty deep house banger called ruff draft pt.2
whistles out: shan returns to running back. with his fourth ep for the imprint to date, he delivers his typical dance-floor-proof, peak-time ready and subtle rave signaling house sound. informed and inspired by the playfulness of the smiley culture days, english summer and gerd jansons boiler room premiered favorite „who run tings, mark the raydon airfield side, while take me to the top and the club mix of awakenings (the original appeared as a contribution to rush hours musik for autobahns series) take over the warehouse business. simple, yet smart, effective and euphoric, this is music for djs and strobe light honeys alike.
MAKE IT REAL / BRAINSTORM REMIXES (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
special request returns via gerd janson & shans studio, as they completely re-build both brainstorm and make it real across four frenzy-inducing incendiary versions custom made for sending the rave over the edge
in 2015, midland watched gerd janson close panorama bar. the way he played that night and the energy he held in the room inspired him to go home and write some music influenced by the experience. the tracks that followed was the first release on regraded. fast forward three releases, in a taxi to an airport gerd mentioned he might have some demos for the label that he had been working on with shan. what followed was a pair of tracks that perfectly encapsulate what the label is about, soundtracking the moments of the night and day when everyone on the dance floor feels like a family.
benjamin fröhlichs 2016 ep rude movements gets the remix treatment by some of his favourite artists: permanent vacation long time collaborator and partner in crime lauer tugs amos in with a very cosy frankfurt trance blanket, while running back regular shan pulls out the curls of holloway thanks to his magic styling iron. the result: a pumping and string heavy affair. on the flipside brusselss wunderkind cleveland delivers an energizing and mesmerizing breakbeat version of ghost orchid for the magic moments in life. while siss finest jack pattern come correct with a cosmic disco reinterpretaion of spitting image
for his maiden voyage through space, shan (victor shan, if it matters to you, and it should) offers good to me, a pair of revelatory dancefloor productions inspired by many a long night and early morning spent at the legendary frankfurt institution robert johnson. a finely-tuned specimen of durable, architectural sampling, the 12” title track runs a rigorous course of breakbeat rhythms and classic chords while a diva’s pleas are made and answered within seven minutes of perfect primetime rave. on the flip, shan churns through metallic stabs and primed drum sequences for the devious “version 1.” shan spent close to four years perfecting “version 1” through various dancefloor demos, no more evident than in the stunning arc of this sought after jam.
PRESENTS HOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1 (GERD JANSON SHAN EDIT)
12" Vinyl D27.10.16
some things just get better with age. house grooves vol. 1 mark a part in history, where a young move d felt ignited by the classic house music sounds of the day. strict rhythms and nu grooves forged masterful networks with bleeps and clonks, pianos helped synthesizing dopamine and the phuture was wide open. house grooves vol.1 embodies that special time and place with a bunch of vintage tracks saved from the abyss. respectfully edited and dusted with gloves, it features move ds sought-after magic moment i gave my love, a collaboration with mannheims house hero see-base, the bass line swing of babyphonk and a breakbeat-led remix by shan & gerd janson that tries to sound like it could have happened back them. the bottom line is: the past can make the future feel at home.
shan s third outing for running back is an ode to a time when * house* was characterized by old grooves and nu ones alike. here you get a well-rounded treatment for the times before, during and after the rave. break beats included. featured in gerd jansons fabric 89 mix.
second shan release on running back. this one has chicagos jack, leanings of new york garage dubs, miami bass methodology and breakbeat led rave signals all on one record and made for the dancing publics benefit. includes the infamous piano mix as heard in the boiler room with ata and gerd janson back in november 2014. you better work!
there are two things, that really set terre des pommes apart from all other labels with all their cool dj friends : a: no cool dj friends, b: the ceo himself aka saap really listens to all demos he receives, honestly.. to him running a label is all about fresh blood and unexpected new talents! even when it comes to remixers.. no wonder the lucky chaps that go by the beautiful name of schlango mango hit the jackpot when hiding a minidisc in saaps daily italian food delivery.. still chewing on spuma di pizza-schnitzel the boss called them up and made the deal.. schlango mango met gerd janson and shan at a lan party in the shire. they shared similar interests.. the rest is histology ..
*mouth* follows acclaimed lead single *giudecca* that was reworked by factory floors gabe gurnsey. now, with running back co-founder and tuff city kid gerd janson – often referred to as the djs dj – and his label affiliate shan on remix duties across club, instrumental, 808 culture dub and acid versions, *mouth* is set to propel ghost culture to new heights and further establish his well earned position as one of the most accomplished new acts on the musical landscape.
steady pulsating bassline driven house tracks with a little nodd to the house sound of chicago. great release on this small german label who so far was under the radar and only sold in some local german stores. recommended by roman fluegel.
some asked for an instrumental version of that future classic. here it is, and to make it complete the record comes with another fine warehouse mix by victor himself and a bangin techno remix from the almighty tuff city kids.
hand stamped white label. you might remember shan from his one-sided sven-väth-approved hit how you want it for frankfurts newly founded label the healing company. here he is with his monolithic chord memories. an evocation of what dubbed out house and techno tracks usually do, but to a rather unusual and - if we dare say - devastating effect. the flip holds three short and direct cuts with leanings to the a-side and one acid track. necessary ruffness.
radius continues its superradio series with one of the deeper but bigger tracks from the superradio catalogue. every self respecting disco dj has hammered this gem for years. catch by sun la shan. the best way to describe this track is to picture yourself visage and moroder working out together in a gym staring at a blondie poster. catch is most definitely a seminal piece of work combining disco and new wave in a sexy and sleazy molotov cocktail. the ep comes with a stripped down dub version and a disco devil remix. also hailing from gent, belgium, where radius is based, disco devil stayed quite close to the original vibe with minimal synth efficiency and equally sleazy vocals. catch is sexy!
the shanklin sessions came out of the shanklin road studio that andy sims shared with one of his partners from soft rocks, bobby coulman. acid jan started its life as a jan hammer edit that andy was doing for one of soft rocks disco powerplay releases. there were a few parts that never made the final cut, but were too good to leave, so andy got friend jaime read in to jam with the left over bits, and from that acid jan was born (none of the jans original parts made it to this finished re-incarnation). acid jan found it s way onto cynic label boss felixs usb and subsequently was played at every festival/club that felix played for about a year. when andy heard felix playing it at alfresco festival in 2016, they decided to release it on cynic. in search of a b side for the release, andy dug out the other dat s from the session acid jan was recorded at, and found sitars over shanklin, a suitably oddball track to grace the other side. a little piece of chicago via india recorded in brighton.
following a string of quality outings, oshana returns with a fresh take on her 2012 hit, acid disco. packed with punchy rhythm and blossoming basslines, this dancefloor sensation quickly landed her on the map and in the bags of underground and main stage djs, alike.
forward thinking dub is the ethos of this highly collaborative future stepper from scrub a dub records. us production duo alter echo & e3 have linked up with bristols ishan sound to create an awe inspiring warrior stance anthem. ah mi guide features a hypnotic sample from rider shafique, over an unrelenting beat crafted by e3 and ishan then mixed in dub by alter echo. the flipside remix comes via ascendant dubstep producer egoless, who transforms the stark original into a slow burning fire, garnished with a flourishing flute refrain. either side is guaranteed to shake up and mesmerise a dance! a. ah mi guide
houston-based “gulf coast soul” band the suffers, led by the powerhouse vocals of kam franklin, is a contemporary version of classic r&b bands earth, wind & fire, kool & the gang, the commodores and others. their critically-acclaimed 2016 debut led to performances on late night with david letterman, the daily show and npr as well as high-profile placements such as queen sugar, honda and kit-kat tv spots. with the release of everything here, their most bold statement yet, the suffers are bound to further endear die-hard fans and make believers of new ones. the vinyl lp is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
the alishan forest railway is a 86 km network of narrow-gauge railways running through the forests of alishan mountain in chiayi county, taiwan. during the spring months, the iconic red train passes through an endless array of cherry blossoms and small, untouched villages. this peaceful scene is set in contrast to the stories told by locals, of wandering spirits seen deep in the forest. the spirits are believed to be the lost souls of the 32 passengers, who perished in the tragic derailment of the train in 1981. burn a candle in remembrance when you play this record at the club.
breaking into a new century, following last months 100th release on the label, ishan sound collaborates on 2 killer tracks with bristol-based hodge and alex hughes aka muttley.
‘c5’ refers to cold explosives and makes for a perfect title for this stark, cold rhythm. a circling melodic synth line sets a moody context before the floor drops out and an industrial strength sub drives things forward at 130bpm. deep, hard, dark, original. exceptional quality from ishan sound and hodge.
flip for a 140bpm excursion from ishan sound & muttley, melding elements of trap, grime and dubstep meticulously to form an engaging sonic that is both fuel for the dancefloor as well as providing introspective qualities for bass weight meditation. ‘still smoking’ sums it up appropriately.
it’s time to step into the bristol shadows with sector 7 once again as label co-runner boofy invites young echo to the fray for two instrumental grime / dub hybrids. -roll the dice- pelvises with its dense subs and shimmering atmospheric textures while shattering trap snare roll and a mystic melody and skippy drum arrangement flicker in and out of the foreground. -cane sword- is a little more on the pure grime tip with some superb drum momentum, breathless atmospheres and cool samples that skid to a halt when you least expect them. roll again...
known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, jackie shane has remained largely unknown outside toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab, shane is a pioneer of transgender rights, born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. any other way is the first artist-approved collection of ms. shanes work, ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the sapphire tavern, including three mind blowing, previously- unreleased tracks. rob bowman’s 20.000 word essay is jackies first communication with the public in nearly half a century, telling for the first time ever jackie shanes story in her own words. this deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.
c.o.w. ist ein deutsch-chinesisches produzenten-kollektiv und kunstprojekt. mit der vision neu und frisch zu sein, haben sich c.o.w. im dezember 2015 gegründet. das ziel: die musik, in der deutsche popkultur stagniert, aufzubrechen. dabei sollte nicht nur die musik, sondern auch form und gestalt einen neuen zeitgeist reflektieren. die vier erfahrenen produzenten aus deutschland und china entschließen sich dazu ihre identitäten zu gunsten der kunstfigur c.o.w. aufzulösen. mit der gründung von c.o.w. verlieren sie sich in der multimedialen welt des internets. verschmelzen im digitalen. erzeugen eine neue wirklichkeit. sie produzieren und spielen insbesondere instrumental-elektronische musik, die von jazzigen interludes bis hin zu no-brainer-beats das volle repertoire ausschöpft.
oshana returns to partisan with an immaculate transmission that fuses tough techno rhythms with head-twisting psychedelia. she s on devastating form on this record, rolling out cosmically-inclined arpeggios, sci-fi fx sweeps, heavy pulsing pads and tones and crisp, unrelenting dancefloor rhythms.