“sincerely, s. love x” (the kiss is meant to be pronounced) is simon’s sophomore solo album (his 2015 debut “it seemed like a good idea at the time” was released on the brilliant, now sadly defunct fortuna pop label) and it features at least ten hits. proper pop hits, with elo harmonies, spectoresque production, strings and trumpets, the whole shebang. all recorded over the last two years in london, england. big city pop! the vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the album.
fresh from his and elizabeth wights widely supported pale blue debut on crosstown rebels, new jersey renaissance man mike simonetti returns to correspondant with a touching cyclical trip.fuelled by emotion thanks to an on-point sample of a barbed spoken word, i love you mom is characterised by shimmering hypnotic cathedral cascades that fully arrest the senses. symmetrically bookended by the equally overwhelming i love you dad, where the same chords and sample take a much darker acidic trip, simonetti also treats us to the icy ricochet subversions of the chime-binding riser lets go for a walk and the purring electroid bass prowler no gods, no masters along the way. pregnant with restraint and well-tempered emotions but knowing exactly when to pop, its another certified odyssey from the perennial troubleman. feel the love.
new label from brooklyn s nathaniel jay, also known for his love revolution label, and his work as half of soho808. original music by casey tucker, whose recent releases on boe off-shoot, for those who knoe, inspired jay to seek him out. on remix duties, italys underground don, nick anothony simoncino, of l.i.e.s., echovolt, skywax, quintessentials, and his own label, hotmix, to name but a few. nathaniel is promising big things for his new love notes imprint: this is going to be the best thing ive ever done. we ll take him at his word until he gives us reason not to.
debut release on studio barnhus from our man in wroclaw: pawel klimczak, a.k.a. naphta. this thomas mann-readin, sun ra-diggin young pole made palm trees love and spring ball so we could all keep the magic summer of 2014 blazin just a little bit longer. dzieki, pawel! simon haydo, our man on alpha centauri, delivers a deadly remix of spring ball, reworking the nice & bouncy original into a warehouse-maddening techno missile with that extra haydo twist.
next frequenza limited vinyl release comes from the collaboration of 2 of our favorite italian house producers,alex gori and simone burrini!2 tracks for each artist per side,a couple of sweet and deep groovers from gori and one deep melodic tune plus a disco inspired bomb from burrini.support from:maceo plex,slam,luciano,oliver moldan,tonio,eric tarlouf,matt handy,andi durrant.
3 new edits by mike simonetti of italians do it better. three post punk jammers put to wax. part one of his mike series. mike decided not to go the typical route and edit rare baleric tracks or unknown boogie. instead he went into his past as a punk and did some re edits of post punk gems. you may recognize some of these toons. he promises to bust out the rare joints next time.
excellent new label from milano ! big love from prins thomas, padded cell, ata, rub n tug, idjut boys,à !! mad on the moon debut release is a classic masterpiece of cosmische music which has been reworked for late night club action by two italian stars of the nu-disco scene (we leave the track spotting to all the collectors and krautgeeks): the love supreme, their version is direct to the dancefloor, but with a slow paced electro rythm and a classic smooth feelingà when the moog solo kicks in you will be sent to space with themà simone fedi, the man who lately sold out on dc recordings, eskimo, and smash hit music has worked a space funk track loaded with analog synth sequencing coup
nick anthony simoncino is synonymous with the revival of italian house music over the past five years or so, and so it feels right for him to be delivering this album to vibraphone. of course, simoncino has more than enough skills (and hardware) to make something truly special, and that s apparent from the opening strains of -mystic adventures- onwards. there s a sense of urgency and mystery woven into tracks like -righteous rule-, where haunting leads wobble over sizzling drum machines, and the overall mood is redolent of 80s soundtracks mixed with the uneasy side of chicago house music. maintaining a punchy finish throughout and constantly reaching for the spooky side of machine soul, simoncino has more than delivered for the legendary italian label.
HEAVEN INSIDE YOUR FREQUENCIES PT. 1 (180G 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp NL15.12.17
southern italian sociologist, dj and electronic music producer simone gatto is about to release his second album, heaven inside your frequencies, in december 2017. recorded and produced between his motherland and other significant spaces and cities the ionian coast and natural parks of lecce, his second home berlin, the whitney museum in new york city and other significant places heaven inside your frequencies represents a complete excursus of his personal and professional paths combining gatto’s theoretical background with personal and artistic maturity, achieved in the last decade.
hercules & love affair return to the fray with “controller”, a pulsing, propulsive new song that signals the first salvo from their long-awaited new album. featuring the horrors’ faris badwan on vocals, it takes the hercules’ disco-house heritage and fuses it with starker post-punk stylings. a taster both sonically and aesthetically of the new album, controller connects new wave, post-punk and 80s electro within the clubland realm of hercules & love affair. also featured is tuff city kids italo-disco inspired remix, and mike simonetto homage to early 90’s west coast break-beat house, and then there is the superb dub of the original….what a package! hearing the the horrors’ live version of frankie knuckles & jamie principle’s ‘your love’, andy realised he’d found a rock artist willing to engage with dance culture s history. with its underbelly of seamy ‘80s electro-pop yet recalling early house records by the likes of lil louis and bam bam, “controller”’s sub-dom, master-and-servant roleplay in the lyrics work perfectly with faris vocals delivery creating something truly quiet special
tidal waves music presents the re-issue for nina simones a very rare evening. originally released on pm records in 1979, featuring weldon irvine on organ, don allias on drums and jazz legend gene perla on bass. included on these european sessions from 1969 youll find nina classics & rare versions of recordings written by aretha franklin, barry gibb, randy newman & pete seeger. one of the most sought after nina simone albums is now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1979. produced by gene perla, officially licensed from pm records & featuring the original artwork created by a.m. schnider.
croatian ice queen and style icon popsimonova hits hard and relentlessly with brokedown palace, her first solo album and her first release on electronic emergencies. its sound is deep and dark, ebm with a touch of synth wave. the 11 tracks on brokedown palace will lead you through popsimonova s state of mind: fighting, dancing, loving, destroying and rebuilding a strong self. this album is not for the faint at heart!
on the a side of their *lovecream ep* schlepp geist & benotmane give a very seductive proposition and at the same time they created an irresistible mantra: *my head is burning, you make my machine clean, my love cream is waiting, so let s become a dream team.* if this is not convincing to move your feet, the b side will do. because here hides the next ear catcher. *stuck in my head* is to be taken literally. simon jinadus fascinating and soulful vocal performance burns itself into your mind with the same strength as on his guest appearance for deep house icon jimpster. as usual *lovecream ep* comes as a 10inch vinyl release in a limited edition and numbered by hand.
tube & bergers success has been ubiquitous in recent years with hits such as imprints of pleasure and come on now (set it off). now a year and a half after its release the track has been passed on to a handful of kittball favourites to shape it into their own.
nick anthony simoncino and mathematics deliver this stunning vinyl version of the full length featuring top quality house music not found on the cd release. includes the first part of ron trents jungle dream remix, a dream 2 science mix, and tracks trip to japan, saber, use me lose me.
repress... spheras winter is getting hot. its even the sphera vinyl debut for simone tavazzi (trapez ltd, material, saved, 303lovers) who gets remixed by sleepless siwell and hector couto (rising music, brise, viva music).
spheras winter is getting hot. its even the sphera vinyl debut for simone tavazzi (trapez ltd, material, saved, 303lovers) who gets remixed by sleepless siwell and hector couto (rising music, brise, viva music).
black gold also contains a rendition of sandy denny s who knows where the time goes, in a minimalist arrangement that ends in an uplifting orchestration true to both the writer of the song and the performer. throughout the entire performance ms simone keeps a regal, aloof and sometimes goofy composure, her monologues in between songs ushering the listener a little closer to her moving performance.
first release on the new label from dave ellesmere intacto / rekids / thirtyonetwenty sees simone burrini kicking it up with a massive floorfilling peak time monster ai ai !.... on the rmx front we have romano alfieri & marco effe 2 of italys major upcoming stars ... who slow things down a little but still keep it solid and pumping in their own inimitable style! to round things off simone offers up to love. lovely deep summer vibes
beautiful limited white colored sealed 12 vinyl. williams latest sounds like the follow up to ravels bolero with patrick cowley on production duties! frisvold & lindbaek join the after studio orgy party with a dirty dubbed out groove and a soft warm bottom. gatto fritto dives in and spikes the punch with some class a luvved up hedonism. finally, simon hold takes us to the limit with his >basic instinct< remix.
defected in the house ibiza 12 is a three mix release showcasing the impressive diversity of house music that defected now champions. mixed by the labels founder simon dunmore, taking in upfront tracks from kings of tomorrow, groove armada, flashmob, kaytronik, claptone and roy davis jr, this is more than simply a showcase of the latest and greatest, with dunmore selecting a number of records that have soundtracked his epic journey and career through house music.
for an artist who recorded on numerous labels throughout her career, nina simone did experience one of her most creative periods while at rca between 1967 and 1974. this compilation reflects those years quite well. included here are the definitive live version -to be young, gifted and black-, her more mature readings of -i loves you porgy- and -my man s gone now-, striking takes on popular songs such as jerry jeff walker s -mr. bojangles-, barry gibb s -to love somebody-, bluesy interpretations of bob dylan s -i shall be released,- and -just like tom thumb s blues,- and a transcendent read of the byrds -turn, turn, turn-. also included here are live versions of -backlash blues-, -gin house blues,- and -i want a little sugar in my bowl- from the stellar black gold album. as single-label comps go, for the price and the sound, this one is tough to beat.
yes, it comes full circle- fuckponys long-player for ravers in love and for raved out lovers who are still going long after peak time. a self-contained album with powerful melodic arches and a great dramatic underscoring of house, embedded in tradition but not dwelling on the past. ten tracks, each unique and self-sufficient, held together through love: the love of music, of house, of berlin, of parties, of all of you out there. so in this sense, love it also! real love is forever...