from the ruins of the birthplace of techno … detroit underground returns with this, their twenty second release, in a catalogue that has come to define the outer limits of experimental electronics while still adhering to dance floor basics. this edition sees du label boss kero return to the spotlight in collaboration with la based sound designer and interactive director drasko vucevic, aka drasko v of los angeles based drastic music + technology.
pressing on orange coloured vinyl.
anniversary edition in original “beggars banquet” gatefold jacket with 12” lp remastered on 180 gram vinyl. the 2nd vinyl contains “sympathy for the devil” 12” original mono mix with etched back. also contains a bonus 7” flexi disc with “hello! this is mick jagger” london to tokyo april 17, 1968 interview and a download code.
monophonics are back with a 45 cover of a frankie valli and the four season’s “beggin’” that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound.
THE CLOSER YOU GET + PEEL SESSIONS & B-SIDES (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp D20.02.17
entgegen heute gebräuchlicher gepflogenheiten erscheint die wiederveröffentlichung von “the closer you get” mit dem originalsound aus dem jahr 2000, das heißt nicht remastered. dafür wird die platte durch ein zweites vinyl flankiert, das auf der a-seite die dritte (von fünf) peel-sessions enthält, mithin fünf songs, und auf der rückseite zwei single-b-seiten (“get a real tattoo”, “i’m wide open”) sowie den track “oh! dear”, aufgenommen während der ersten peel-session.
picking up where they left off three years ago, modern heads, the much-respected collaboration between gianluca meloni and dino sabatini, are back with a dynamic and intriguing four track ep. the duo go straight in here with the club-ready athena. throughout this track, tight percussive elements wind in and around one another, creating an ever-changing rhythm that you can only just hold onto. under this, tense synths pulse away, producing an opaque and insular atmosphere. next up, eumaeus lightens the mood somewhat, providing clarity with a distinct opening drum pattern. this mood doesnt last long though, as indiscernible, haunting vocals begin to echo in the distance, gradually moving closer and further in the mix as sharp pads swoosh either side. side b of the record opens with the deepest and longest track of the ep, eurycleia. simple yet unrelenting drums frame this hypnotic sci-fi episode, through which otherworldly screeches and rumbles reverberate over the twinkling sounds of machines. eurycleias atmosphere continues straight into the final track, laertes theme. this beatless piece takes eurycleias exploratory mood and extrapolates it over five and a half minutes, resulting in what feels like the perfect soundtrack to a glacial expedition in alien territory. as an ep this is a complete and coherent package, a perfect extension to modern heads previous work. the sound palette is familiar, yet refined, developed upon and taken further. the old beggar is undeniably worth the wait for anyone with a taste for the extraterrestrial.
next up on studio rockers we have the hugely infectious >raising the bar< which features the inimitable vocals of hip hop heavy weights foreign beggars. this will be the lead single from jazzsteppas forthcoming debut album >hyper nomads<.
this high energy track further ascertains jazzsteppas exceptional capabilities for generic defiance and is not doubt set to be a massive hit. the original mix will be accompanied by three awesome remixes from stray, wascal & nuphlo.
fuzzed out and psychedelic covers of rare and classic tracks performed by san francisco’s monophonics. monophonics are back with a six-song ep that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that i doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless monophonics treatments. “we wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into,” lead singer, keyboardist and co-producer kelly finnigan explains. it takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs, your van jams, that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “not only are these great songs, but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.”
in advance of his attendance as a participant at the 2016 red bull music academy in montreal, rising uk producer hyroglifics has prepared the “all talk ep” for release in september via london’s drum & bass purveyors critical music. that title might under-promise, but on tracks like “persuade”, debuted here, hyroglifics certainly delivers.
featuring verses from long-running british rap crew foreign beggars, “persuade” eschews hyroglifics junglist tendencies in favor of more linear hip-hop. following a mellow intro, it explodes with energy off the back of vocals that are paranoid, partially uplifting, and certainly boastful (“this is what you want / let me show you what you need”). there are shadowy slips of sound tucked throughout, with woodblock rhythms knocking at the door of otherwise fragile, glassy details that compete with the verses for attention. it’s not jungle, and it s not drum & bass, and maybe it’s not really hip-hop, either - it’s just hyroglifics.
clear, black & transparent blue mixed coloured 12”.
when kellerkind published his first tracks on sirion records in 2008, nobody ever considered the success story of marco biagini s alter ego. eight years later he looks back on numerous releases, among others on stil vor talent, flash, katermukke or hive audio. his record debut on sirion in 2012 another breakthrough, with special mention required for the title song “disco on the dancefloor”. it’s with this song that kellerkind has definitely won the hearts of his audience and thus left a lasting aftertaste which continues until today. his fourth ep on sirion with the promising title “way out” builds up on the 2010 published “altro mondo ep”. three reduced techhouse tracks promising pure dancefloor feeling with finely assorted forward directional sound elements and smooth deepness. the slightly hypnotic vocal smasher in christian nielsen remix carries nicely with the three tracks in every way and completes the catalog number 42 elegantly.
next up from ndv, the world is in a tailspin, the days of rags to riches storys are gone, but that doesnt mean we cant have a feast. a beggars banquet if you like. mastered to tape hot and pressed to vinyl. the record is about the warmth, the dirt and the dynamics - the essence of house music.
reissue of this album by nigerian multi-instrumentalist joni haastrup and his band monomono!re-issued on replica gatefold lp with bonus 12inch vinyl. soundway have been championing joni haastrup since day one featuring monomono tracks on both the nigeria special! and nigeria rock special! releases. most recently joni appears as a guest keys players on black goddess, an afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with remi kabaka.
super limited white label. one of the biggest dance music releases of the summer? do not sleep! if your looking for a track that will push your sound systemand crowd to the limit, then this is the one. bare noizeÊs destructive tremix of skrein ? harry. has the most destructive drop this year combined with the haunting sample. for all those looking for a dubstep hip-hop mix, here is one that you must check out. foreign beggers, who have been producing beats since as early as 1996, have teamed up with dubstep dons chasing shadows on the flipside.
basement jaxxs fifth album, scars, is another dance pop masterpiece. it features a host of special guests including yoko ono, sam sparro, santigold, kelis and chipmunk, and is as innovative in its sound as it is in its vision. their sound still remains as urgent and as impactful as ever - theres no need for basement jaxx to try and embrace any kind of retro outlook to their music. from the top 20 smash hit summer anthem of raindrops featuring felixs twisted vocals, to the string drenched, grime esque title track scars and the gorgeous my turn which features lightspeed champion on vocals, basement jaxx deliver an album that outshines any dance act in the uk. other acts appearing on the album include amp fiddler, jose james and yo!
songs from the source is a lost and found 1973 recording of the source family. these twelve songs were recorded live in the hollywood hills as a rehearsal for a concert date that spirit of 76 - aka yahowah 13, the savage sons of yahowa, yodship, and firewaterair, now known as children of the sixth root race - had at the whisky. a 1/4 tape copy of the recording was found in chicago in 2006, though no one is really sure how it got there. djin aquarian, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for spirit of 76, recalls being sent on a mission to chicago later in 1973, where he believes he left the tape with an old friend. djin wrote most of the songs in the year before he joined with the source, as part of his solo mystical quest to help enlighten the world before it might annihilate itself, adding, im glad both the album and the world are still here.though this rehearsal wasnt meant to be released at the time, there are probably no other recordings as complete of the band doing these songs. the spirit of 76 had a different sound than the one yahowah 13 made with yahowa. songs from the source has more r n b grooved energy, with splashes of synth and organ, a female vocal chorus and streamlined fusion rhythms backing the uniquely yahowan lyrical populism of songs like godmen and lost dead but hoping. songs from the source is a miraculous missing piece of the sources positive musical movement. the members of yahowah 13 (djin, sunflower on bass, octavius on drums) were joined by family members ahom, aquariana, cinderella, rhythm, vibration, and zoroaster on lead guitar, to create the ecstatic sound of spirit of 76.
nice price deal !!! having left a permanent mark with both his bands, husker d and sugar, and with a half dozen, uncompromising solo albums released during and after these bands lived, bob has long been regarded as a name at the forefront of american music. not one for sentiment, bob prefers to ignore his legacy and cult status, going straight to what he does best - namely that of making hairraisingly emotional, undeniably catchy, loud, mature, guitar rock. district line - instantly sounds both familiar and classic.