man powers me me me label proudly presents a very special new compilation, we we we, which will see all profits donated to the vital help refugees charity. the release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including pional, juan maclean, shit robot, medlar, asok, ian blevins and more. as well as the full album, two limited, vinyl-only samplers will also be released, with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.
forriner is lee forster and oli worriner.
i made music together with lee for years (alongside mick rolfe) as last waltz. he also worked as lizards with james hadfield (james released solo for me me me 02), oli worriner, is a talented young northerner who’s already making a great name for his solo output, both under his own name and his traela alias, as well his label “tunnyl recordings”.
i’m really flattered that they’ve let me release their first full solo release, and i love how they’ve brought out each others deeper and more emotive sides in these 2 tracks. shit robot is a hero of mine. i basically wore out the grooves on a bunch of his dfa stuff from just over 10 years ago, and i’ve avidly bought everything he’s released since. i met him this summer for the first time when we shared the bill at a festival, and was so happy to find that he’s also lovely guy in real life. they say you should never meet your heroes, but i don’t subscribe to that as this meeting led to not one, but two fantastic remixes for me me me 08. the originals are a bright mix of melodically analogue left leaning house, while the remixes zero-in on a punchier dancefloor vibe, with an epic version goodnight, as well a more heads down disco dub.
so yeah, links within links, and keeping it northeastern again i guess.
a new my rules release from the always on-point justin van der volgen featuring two previously unreleased remixes that showcase his varied and unique style. the a-side sees him take both the original and spencer parker remixes found on the the 2016 shit robot single lose control and through editing, blending and layering of fx concocts one serious bomb of a mega mix. think classic dj bootleg remixes on legendary labels like razormaid, disconet and hot tracks. the b-side is an altogether different affair where justin dispenses with all of the original music and only keeps the vocal from felix dickinson s 2014 acid jam burning flame. what comes out the other end sounds like lee perry and murk made a tune once they got back from a sleazy ny after hours. early plays and support from gerd janson, john talabot, tim sweeney. vinyl only.
autofacs gonna be a new one to you, but the names behind it—juan maclean and marcus lambkin, a.k.a. shit robot—most certainly are not. the dfa house, disco, and techno veterans have long been friends, sharing bills around the world, vocalists on records, engineers on mixing boards. for a while now, they ve also been collaborating in the studio, and it s with tremendous honor that we get to be the label that presents the world with the fruits of their labors. souls on ice is a snarled, fierce, aggressive four-tracker, all of it recorded live, which gives it a distinct loopiness and patience. the ep starts off on a bumpin techno tip and slowly drifts towards a spacier, groovier house sound. charged and punchy, its the kind of dance floor kick in the pants only wizards like juan and marcus can deliver. key selling points. debut release by autofac, a production duo comprised of dfa veterans juan maclean and shit robot. full international press and dj promo campaign.
shit robot reunites with nancy whang for a sharp blast of raw-to-the-floor acid house - spencer parker bosses it on the remix, delivering a road-tested, siren-and-sub ‘workmix’ and dub that’s in the (red) zone.
marcus lambkin aka shit robot returns with his third full length album for dfa records, entitled what follows. the 11-track album was conceived and recorded at marcus’ home studio in a small town outside stuttgart, worked on in various new york studios and then mixed over the course of 11 intense & coffee-fuelled days in dfa label mate juan maclean’s new hampshire studio. the album follows lambkin’s previous long-players, from the cradle to the rave (2010) and we got a love (2014), which drew plaudits from the likes of the guardian and pitchfork, and featured reggie watts and james murphy among the array of contributors.
the double vinyl lp comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
an irishman, an italian and a german walk into a bar kitjen. what sounds like your tipsy uncle telling you a joke, is actually the story behind kitjen 003. legendary shit robot (dfa) invited his buddies rino (space ranger) and kai p. to his lab to create two interpretations of rishi. the result is a killer 12inch that features two unapologetically hypnotic dance floor cuts. dont sleep!
our first offering of 2015 is our second ep by tippy toes, the brooklyn-based duo comprised of engineer/producer abe seiferth and multi-instrumentalist morgan wiley of midnight magic and hercules & love affair fame
double vinyl in a matte gatefold sleeve. includes cd-copy of the album.
dfa records is proud to present we got a love, the sophomore full-length by shit robot a.k.a. dublin native marcus lambkin. recorded in germany and new york, the nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, *feels real* and *we got a love*. like lambkins 2010 debut from the cradle to the rave, we got a love sports an array of guests that include dfa veterans nancy whang, museum of love and luke jenner (the rapture), plus hip-house hero lidell townsell and australian singer holly backler. the albums distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with irish graffiti artist maser.
dfa is proud to announce a new split single featuring both the juan maclean and shit robot. the single highlights the warped and wonky piano house both acts have become famous for. the juan maclean track features long time vocalist nancy whang (also of lcd soundsystem), who helps deliver yet another wildly catchy dance floor anthem, in line with prior collaborative successes “happy house” and “you are my destiny.” shit robot brings in famed stand up comedian (and closet soul vocalist) reggie watts whose incredible voice glides from falsetto to baritone in a single verse. the combination of the deep bass lines, wild voice and piano stabs weaving in and out make this one of the strongest and unique singles in the shit robot catalog. both shit robot & the juan maclean have full length albums due in 2014 on dfa records. limited to 500 stamped and numbered copies, includes digital download code.
the hi-nrg history of luke jenners hometown san francisco is freshly revived for shit robots cheekily-titled feels real, on which jenner plays the slinky sylvester to marcus lambkins patrick cowley wizardry
shit robot returns with his first new material since the release of his debut long-player, >from the cradle to the rave<. after spending much of 2010 and 2011 touring the globe with his live show – including a string of dates opening/performing with lcd soundsystem during their final shows in nyc - the rebooted robot is back with >the green machine<. the first result of his stuttgart/new york studio adventures is a double-header of dancefloor jams, >teenage bass b/w >space race<, which is released on vinyl and digital on dfa on may 21 2012. its the first in a series of releases called >the green machine<, which will culminate in an album early next year. lead cut >teenage bass< rides a rude ebm bassline and rave alert sirens, before expanding further with key changing chords and a defining arpeggiator. the hypnotic >space race< is a distant relative of 2007s chasm – a meandering, melodic, star-gazing robo-techno workout
following up on his 2010 madhouse pop gem >someone out there<, aka jk (a.k.a. jonathan kreinik, new york producer extraordinaire and long-time live sound engineer for the rapture) returns to throne of blood with >2600 2600<, the title of which may or may not reference a famous analog synthesizer. an appropriate title, as synthesizers indeed abound from the start, flooding the low-end with disorienting deep analog washes before the utterly-infectious vocal enters and the party kicks off in earnest.
ANSWERING MACHINE - INCL MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE REMIX
12" Vinyl UK27.09.11
from the very outset, the m.c.d.e. remix of shit robots >answering machine< picks up in a completely different realm from marcus lambkins original, which appears on his 2010 debut, from the cradle to the rave. the stuttgart-based producer has replaced janine >planningtorock< rostrons slowly rising vocal opener with outerspace emanations that fade as they drift into a constellation of wide house grooves and deep bass. rostrons own pizzo remix is up next, and in (a)typical fashion, she takes the song and shifts its mood by clearing away the dancier elements of its predecessor in favor of a foundation of strings in every form: plucked pizzicato notes, low cellos tones, and high pitched violins that flit through. last up is another rostron creation, the whisper remix, which actually outpaces lambkins version in bpm, but is lighter all the same. here, she uses synths almost as a wash of white noise – a whisper, if you will – and only drops heavier vocals here and there along the songs rustling path.
in its original incarnation, shit robots -losing my patience- – a choice cut from 2010s from the cradle to the rave — strikes a balance between iciness and warmth, with hot chip frontman alexis taylors soulful vocals melting the tracks frosty synthlines. now, hot chip and unabombers remix the track and redefine its feel. hot chips new take on the single mystifies the original with deeply cut grooves, squelching bass and taylors heartbreaking, trilling vocals, pushed to lonesome front and center. the whole procession builds to a climax of chiming keys, striking percussion and synth melodies that corkscrew firmly into your head. the uks unabombers – the dj duo of luke cowdrey and justin crawford – take a cosmic approach, laying down synths that stretch toward infinity and holding off on vocals till near the songs midpoint. the dub remix gains traction and energy in its latter stages, with a heady mix of piercing synth squeals and taylors vocalizations set on repeat, like a mantra urging party goers to the dancefloor
TUFF ENUFF / TAKE EM UP (LIMITED EDITION MICHAEL MAYER / JOHN TALABOT REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK22.02.11
head-turning singles >tuff enough< and >take em up< from marcus >shit robot< lambkins fantastic debut, from the cradle to the rave, get reinvented by two of the most talented dj/producers working in electronic music. on the a-side is germanys michael mayers epically inventive take on >tuff enuff<. less muscular than lambkins original, the remix softens things up by placing supple keys under the hardened exterior. the climax is an otherworldly listening experience that literally builds to take off. on the flip, john talabots remix of >take em up< starts like a laidback house party that builds just enough energy when its relocated under disco lights. the haunting opening — a swirling, ghostly blend of elliptical vocals and handclaps — leads to a sonic journey that is as smooth as it is wholly entrancing. this fantastic coupling of tracks is being produced in very short supply, so snap them up quickly!
marcus lambkin, aka shit robot, is joined on this excellent debut full length by a list of notable contributors: james murphy co-wrote several tracks and mixed the album, while juan maclean, planningtorock, lcd soundsystems nancy whang, hot chips alexis taylor, house of houses saheer umar and ex-nation of ulysses and the make-ups ian svenonious all contribute vocals and co-writing to >from the cradles…< stellar arc of songs.
>tuff enuff?< sounds just the way an affirmative answer to the titular question should: lean and muscular, with sinewy bass flexing its way straight through. its a song full of robust underpinnings and carefully placed counterbalances: synths that lustrously shimmer and slowly dissipate, keys that sparkle faintly at the quietest moments. the first single on from the cradle to the rave, the debut album from shit robot – aka marcus lambkin, aka >the godfather of dfa< – is a perfectly executed composition in >homage to chicago house, kraftwerk and gay electronic disco.< the b-side features a wild geese remix of >i found love<, another stellar track from lambkins debut. in the capable hands of djs dan foat and frank tope, the laidback original
shit robot isnt the sort of name you hear every day, and as a result, markus lambkins dj / producer alias isn one thats easy to forget. but its lambkins music that has truly left an indelible impression on dance music lovers minds, and his newest release is no exception. on the heels of 2009s >simple things work it out< - itself the follow up to 2006s epic successes >chasm< and >wrong galaxy< - lambkin has delivered two new tracks that seem to effortlessly set just the right mood for the dance floor.
a double welcome for zntn and shit robot new members of the astro lab familly, london based but comes from lisboa camp, after the photonz goncalo (zntn) is our second potuguese discovery, we are really happy to release his first ep on astro lab, >way back home< is just a crazy uptempo track, dancefloor oriented with some weird beats and synth.. just in order to do a fat release we asked shit robot to do his interpretation of the way back home, big fan of marcus work since long time, after solid remix of smd two amazing releases on dfa we are very proud to get him on board! as the original, his remix is highly recommended for big dancefloor!! already supported by optimo, ivan smagghe, tim sweeney and more! dont sleep - ultra limited as usual and nice artwork by mvdr.
simple things is very much within the spirit of fellow dfa stars hercules & love affair and their hybrid of pop and retro piano house, and the main mix of the track is a right old romp. todd terje is on hand to bring a taste of flamboyant nordic disco to the proceedings.
two years on from his previous full-length, irishman-in-stuttgart marcus lambkin returns with what follows, his third album. recorded in his home studio, but mixed with juan maclean in new hampshire, it s a typically stylish and trippy set that methodically joins the dots between giorgio moroder, lcd soundsystem, italo-disco, german techno, balearic deep house, and intense chicagoan acid. lambkin has always been adept at making club music both left-of-centre and accessible, as if he secretly pines to make 80s synth-pop but is consistently drawn towards the dancefloor. this certainly explains the quantity and quality of the vocal numbers dotted throughout what follows.
mit dem neuen album we got a love meldet sich die musikalische dfa maschine shit robot eindrucksvoll zurück. hinter dem roboter mit den elektrisierenden beats und melodien verbirgt sich der ire marcus lambkin, der die neun songs auf we got a love in deutschland bzw. in new york aufgenommen hat. schon wie beim vorgaengeralbum from the cradle to the rave aus dem jahr 2010 versammelt lambkin auf dem neuen werk zahlreiche gastsängerinnen und gastmusikerinnen um sich, darunter dfas nancy whang, museum of love und luke jenner sowie hip-house-hero lidell townsell und die australische saengerin holly backler.
two new remixes taken from the album worse for wear! on side a : the title track wfw gets a 90s house rework by shit robot. on side b ,latter day methods got a nice bouncy mix from moullinex. both mixes have been tested in clubs with great response from the crowd.
SAMPLE AND HOLD: ATTACK DECAY SUSTAIN RELEASE REMIXED (3LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK12.08.08
remix album of the denut lp, remixed by simon baker / shit robot/ joakim / cosmo vitelli / silver apples and many more.. chop up minimalist techno, decadent disco, dark dubstep and wonky electronic beats
giant panda has returned! giant pandas debut album, fly school reunion, dropped in 2005 and was received by unsuspecting ears that caught the raw sounds bursting forth.with their sophomore effort however, giant panda has evidently graduated. electric laser is the name of the game, and gp plays it well.
defected in the house amsterdam 2015 is a new 3cd release, featuring upfront and exclusive tracks and remixes from an a-list selection of current cutting-edge producers, including bicep, purple disco machine, kings of tomorrow, dusky, the juan maclean, seven davis jr, sisy ey, tim deluxe and many more. as with every release from our flagship in the house series you can expect to hear house music in all its myriad forms: from deep to soulful, vocal to instrumental, rhythmic to melodic. tracks to listen out for include deetrons remix of the juan macleans a simple design, a track that has come to define the 2015 ibiza season for many, along with tim deluxe feelings taken from his forthcoming jazz-influenced studio album: a stunning record that has followed a complete reinvention by the revered producer.defected in the house amsterdam 2015 is also packed full of unreleased cuts from defected, strictly rhythm and dftd, with compilation exclusives including purple disco machine & boris dlugosch l.o.v.e., emanuel satie farewell, lowheads morphrhodes, chevalier double dealin and anotr stop the music.
jesse rose, globetrotter-dj aus london, betreiber der labels a-sided und play it down, kollaborator von acts wie switch, claude vonstroke oder hot chip und nicht zuletzt mentor solch talentierter newcomer wie christian nielsen und oliver $ however, liefert mit seinen formidablen dj-skills ein makelloses house-set in der fabric-reihe ab, das mit seiner feinen selektion aus besten good-times-grooves schon nahezu perfekt klingt.
HOLI FARBRAUSCH /THE HOUSE & EDM FESTIVAL HITS 2015 (2XCD)
seinen ursprung hat das holi in indien, wo es einmal im jahr als eines der heiligsten feste zelebriert wird. alle menschen bewerfen sich an diesem tag mit buntem pulver. alle schranken der gesellschaft scheinen aufgehoben, jeder ist bunt, jeder ist gleich. genau dieses gefühl entfaltet sich auf den festplätzen des holi farbrausch festivals. in zahlreichen städten kann man einen tag voller farbe, abwechslungsreicher musik angesagter djs, indischer live-künstler und einer atemberaubenden bühnen-show erleben.
electronic music and dj culture lie at a crossroads at this moment in time. in one direction, the vinyl purists and fetishists, clinging onto the black gold that begat the entire art and culture of mixing. in the other, the technophiles who value convenie...
nach digitalism & phoenix praesentiert das heissegehandelte, brasilianische dj-duo the twelves mit der neuen folge der mixserie -kitsune tabloid- einen definitiven anwaerter fuer das mixalbum des jahres! beruechtigt fuer ihre remixes, u.a. fuer m.i.a., la roux, aber auch fuer nirvana(!) und die beatles(!), liefert das dj/produzenten-duo the twelves aus rio de janeiro ein erstklassiges mixalbum auf dem pariser label kitsune ab. das tracklisting ist eine grandiose selektion aktueller trendsetter von siriusmo ueber juan maclean und daniel wang bis zongamin, dem aber ein feuerwerk an bislang unveroeffentlichten, exklusiven the twelves dubs ihrer juengsten remixes fuer solch angesagte hochkaraeter wie munk, metric, two door cinema club, french horn rebellion oder black strobe vorangeht. ob nu-disco, retro-house oder der ganze rest, the twelves bringen den funk zurueck auf den dancefloor! the twelves -kitsune tabloid- hat das zeug zum mixalbum des jahres!
that juan maclean is just a bundle of contradictions. here hes created one of the years best mix cds and not just a proper party mix, which it certainly is, but even what you might call an >important< mix, a timely lesson in the enduring spirit of house music—and how does he choose to describe the process of putting it together? as an >existential tailspin<!
dj/producer/nightlife empresario, spencer product has been at the forefront of pro-gressive indie & electro music styles over the past decade. spencers musical style of combining raw, punk attitude with a danceloor sensibility creates an energetic mix of progressive musical styles. here we introduce, spencers debut dj compilation encapsulating that which has brought spencers dj sets so much attention. there is a wide spectrum of artists featured in the mix. from u.k.s finest, bloc party, man like me, to the newly highly claimed artists from down under, cut copy and muscles to the new york under-ground superstars, a.r.e. weapons, free blood and men to the more indie styles of the films, matt&kim and pop levi. as well as original material and remixes by spencers latest project, spencer product & the dirt lab. together they create a highly diversified mix of new yorks downtown indie club culture.
simian mobile disco keep all listeners keenly on their toes and, taking a step away from any misguided preconceptions, showcases an exemplary dj set on fabriclive 41: an arresting, expansive mix that shuffles with 4/4 rarities and gems. at times tough, other times spacey, and riveting throughout, the iridescent collection is an exploratory trip onto a dancefloor commanded by the improvisatory musicians. smd strips back and lets loose with the thump of smith n hack, the disco shine of metro area and the proggy sounds of sisters of transistors.