breakthrough artist mihail ps debut presents two stunning original tracks alongside mixes by young hungarian wizard gnork and the labels own hutton drive aka domenic cappello, also of glasgows fabled sub club.
lovers rock recordings celebrates its tenth release with another lush compilation featuring tracks by three core members of the lr family and newcomer gunnar haslam. opener “vacation” by ital sees the label boss crafting a supple dj weapon out of a lysergic sonic ecosystem. the rapidly-maturing dj wey returns to the fold under his dj python alias with “amazonia,” an ambient bomb that allows a deceptively simple hook to lilt across a thumping reggaeton rhythm. gunnar haslam makes his lr debut with “vector no campo,” blending modular acid and perfectly crunched electro drums. finally sleeper cell close out with the shimmering, haunting “v.” the first lr release of 2016, lr no.10 exemplifies the label’s ethos and sound while pointing to the future, with eps by ital & halal, yoshinori hayashi and others slated for later in the year.
sleeper cell is the new collaboration between earthen sea and lovers rock label head ital. recorded over three days and nights in a dark ny winter, * quality of life* reflects a declining america in a winter of its own. corroded dub atmospheres, haunting melodies, subdued flashes of tenderness and occasional searing noise swim together like murky oil in a puddle of grimy water on the side of the road. opening with the entrancing * initiate* , * sleeper cell* welcome the listener into their world, where menacing whispers dance and echo around synth swells and a poignant lead melody. from there, the duo journey through a crumbling and eerily spacious sound world.
an ep done by ukrainian producer -myztical- accompanied by paul birken remix. experimenting in offbeat techno as well as delivering straightforward techno bangers, this ep should fit well in every techno heads vinyl collection. inspired by frank herbert’s “dune” universe and it’s derivatives, this is fantasy about space and interstellar travels, fame and power, love and treachery, yet another untold story - thousand years ahead in very distant future, but pretty much inspired by our own life itself.
following on from killawatts bring down the walls ep at the tail end of last year osiris music continues to expand their sonic boundaries as they move in 2014, with their first release of the year coming in the form of sleepers simulation theory ep. experimenting for the very first time with fm synthesis, the ep features seven tracks of thunderous production the majority of sounds for which sleeper drew from a mere four oscillators in a bid to recalibrate his production skills. the resulting record is far more than the sum of its component parts and, save for the skulking, static soaked tension of meth, moves with relentless force and purpose throughout.the simulation theory ep sees sleeper taking his already deft grasp of both dubstep and techno production and fusing them to a body of pummelling forward momentum perfectly suited to set osiris music off on what promises to be a bold and progressive year.
carmen villain got great reviews for her debut full-length album sleeper that was released on smalltown supersound in april. this is the second 12 inch from that album (the first featured single *lifeissin* as well as a prins thomas remix), and it is really a smorgasbord for fans of electronic music with long, psychedelic and epic remixes from optimo, peaking lights as well as norwegian disco legend bjorn torske.
silver & black marbled vinylin a convergence of osiris musics heavyweights, kryptic minds and sleeper have built their first full collaborative release together, the pulsating peak-time pressure of axis shift backed with the heaving sub-frequency movements of solarized formation. both tracks hit brutally hard and low in the dance, featuring palettes of nightmarish industrial sounds laid over intricate techno / dubstep fused rhythms. axis shift is an amalgamation of flecked reese synths, paranoid atmospheres and plunging basslines that anchor the track deep beneath disorienting arrays of taut percussion. it is brisk, fluid flow is contrasted by the experimental rhythmic arrangements of solarized formation on the flip, centred around pounding kick drum trios, toughened slabs of sub-bass and minimal drum incisions, a unique and highly creative piece 140bpm music to bang soundsystems differently.
an ep that barely pauses for breath from start to finish, sleeper is not holding back on what is now his 4threlease on distances chestplate records.
support: mala, pinch, youngsta, j:kenzo, icicle, tunnidge, kryptic minds
emotional relish welcome in their second ep of 2013 with some solo work from scott fraser after a previous collaboration with headman and nitzer ebb vocalist douglas mccarthy. the light sleeper ep pairs two trademark fraser cuts with remixes from the aforementioned relish boss and fellow weatherall acolyte timothy j fairplay. a drab bassline wades *paraphase mine* into the murkier exclaves of synthy territory, allowing headman to lighten the mood by adding some tonal difference in his mix. fraser sets his arpeggios to flutter and bounce in *centreville lapse* with marching snares set to a severed heads styled reverb. fairplay does away with the tracks nosier components, demystifying frasers original for a warmer, eat petting remix.
osiris music uk continue to stake their claim as one of the most prolific labels of the year, with a rapid-fire release schedule boasting consistently excellent music from kryptic minds and their meticulously curated roster of talent. next to step up to the plate is sleeper, and he delivers two imperious examples of dark and twisted sub-frequency architecture, showcasing both his production prowess and his ever-fertile pool of creativity.
after racking up some of the toughest bass-laden releases of 2012 both individually and collaboratively, sleeper and district kick off 2013 with vital debut 12″, on kryptic minds’ osiris music uk imprint. the duo build a venomous soundscape ravaged by low-frequency menace on ‘the risk’, with commanding kicks driving through the mix underneath lashings of twisted synth engineering to create a brutal composition that sits somewhere between dubstep and techno. sleeper fronts up the flipside on a solo tip with ‘dark mutations’, a fierce halftime monster with licks of writhing midrange riding colossal waves of sub-bass. powerful and hard hitting vibrations from the coventry-based pairing...
following up his ep >string theory< on simple, julian october smith has teamed up with label head will saul, for >light sleeper<, aus musics final release of 2012. the ep comes with a remix from kompakt boss michael mayer.
it has been a busy year for sleeper having already released his killer debut chestplate 12 inch, zombies/scanners back in january, and his collaborative 12 inch with district landing shortly after helping to solidify his status as one of dubsteps premier producers. he rounds off 2012 in fine style with a pair of his meanest and most destructive beats yet, >dawn of the replicants< and >zodiac<, garnering wide support from scene heavyweights that include mala, youngsta, distance, icicle, cyrus, j:kenzo and tunnidge.
die erste veröffentlichung des electronica-produzenten und wahl-berliners james welch aka seams. eine limitierte 12 inch ep mit insgesamt 8 tracks und einem download-code. >tourist< ist eine richtige sommerplatte, >sleeper< ist ihr introvertierter, böser zwilling. seams liefert eine großartige electronica-platte für alle fans von pantha du prince, four tet, tycho und gold panda ab.
this one is from sleeper & district as a complete collaborative effort. the sci-fi terraformed rounds out this release with an appropriately expanded atmosphere setting you alone on a deserted, foreign planet. the 4x4 kick pattern moves along at the pace of a frenzied astronautical explorer as haunting pads creep in the background like an intense solar flare peaking just over the horizon, drowning you in red, low-frequency light. spacey. creepy. the flipside zero day. it seethes absolute evil in a dark, brooding atmosphere. a darkened, raunchy mid-range growl mimics the unleashing of maniacal voices deep in a schizophrenics mind. not one bit of chestplates signature sub is missing.
from the signals imprint in the north of england comes two suitably rough and tough cuts of british house/techno from liverpool wunderkind john heckle. this is how techno and house should be made! machine driven, raw, moody with heart and soul. a 10 inch cut designed for heavy rotation.
feed the culture ep2 picks up where the much acclaimed part one ended. an exciting mixture of drum and bass with different blends from techno dnb to jump up, atmospheric soundscapes and film music moods was compiled here. >espionage< by sleeper cell & redco is a bass heavy monster that starts with haunting pads and builds up to a big fury of drums and bass. complete with an inkey/offkey melody, this one is a hard and hitting neurofunk carnage for special moments. engage ? >amalgam< got remixed by n.phect who turned the original with its strong hook into an even more driving track. >amalgam< remix is a track that keeps a mix going and is suitable in many occasions. rolling drums, pads, bass and effects merge into an entity of sound pleasure.
two tracks taken from the turn the page lp. a side >release< - calming things down a little, >release< continues the tempo with a bouncing bass and booming sub to match as delicate synth stabs and vocal washes trickle over the top to make for a great cut as the lp journey picks up pace. aa side >the sleeper< is anything but with its rollin? bassline and stepping drums that smash any club when dropped. a sure-footed crowd pleaser that shows the guys getting seriously engrossed in some vintage d&b vibes.
punctuated by crisp drums, deep bass, acid weiredness, and clever switch ups. keeping the listeners attention to the run out groove. all of the elements that made them one of the most exciting and entertaining production posses in drum n bass remain intact, and are both refined and reinforced!!
a year after their triumphant debut single >chasing you<, sleeper thief aka audiofly and miss jools are back with another creepy-crawly two tracker thats got thrills and chills to spare. full support by dan curtin !!
the are no such big words to perfectly describe mofak. his way of producing and feeling the funk is unique and unforgettable. his touch has directly influenced a big part of the european modern funk movement, and its so personal that can be recognised all over the world. mofak has been collaborating with several artists , from marseille (fra) to los angeles (ca), spreading all over his unique p.funk style. today we can say that he is one of the most important artists in the worldwide modern funk movement. for the very first time hes releasing a limited edition vinyl lp solo album for the sleepers recordz. this album includes featuring with artists such as: dogg master, big sono, april soul, emcee originate, sam i am and feevah, the guitars of laboklandestino, the solo piano of kevin from king krab & the bass guitar of adam derrez. this is gonna be the album of the year, a modern funk masterpiece, a must have that cannot be missing in your collection. be ready to feel your heart-beat accelerating.
moon riders is a brand new duo formed by esko boogie & ivan makvel, the 7inch comes with a 80s influenced modern funk a side with the collaboration with the queen of the modern funk movement, moniquea, and an explosive gfunk/r n b b side with the voice of ivan makvel. the old school hip hop sampling tecniques of esko boogie mixed with the synthesizers performed and arranged by ivan makvel, creates the perfect mix in between hip hop, r n b, funk & soul.
10 years after his last lp on vinyl, the legendary funkmaster ozone, one of the kings of the underground funk movement is back with an explosive new lp! as always on his records, there is a p-funk side and an e-funk side. there are all the elements that have characterized its unmistakable sound since the beginning of the funkmaster ozone era! power analog synthesizers, talkbox, vocoder, dmx, 808 and his absolutely amazing funk touch. the lp includes a featuring with the wonderful voice of jamie davis & the touch of h.m.klotz in the song -freaky friday-, an incredible master piece which seems to have come directly from the 80s! and also a great collaboration with another superb artist like eddy funkster on -integrity-. the lp, is a full trip into the universe of funkmaster ozone, a must have reléase!
WE CAME TO BRING YOU THE FUNK / FEEL DA FUNK (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl NL29.06.18
from a formidable connection between pasadena (los angeles, usa) and osaka (japan), kay bee & kzyboost bring us the funk in a new wonderfull way. talkbox, voices, synths, leads, guitars & strong groovy bass lines under the big influence of modern funk & p-funk.
with exceptional collaboration of dr. evo on the bass for the song -feel da funk-, this 7″,,, vinyl is a trip into the real funk galaxy.
olli, one of the most popular underground funk artist, is back with 2 brand new single in featuring with ivan makvel. for first time in a 7inch 45 rpm for both artists the song blow your mind was already played and promoted in a paris radio fm during the happy milf show, voyage funktastique radio in montreal and is also playing during the most important street dance events worldwide like juste debout, kod, bts etc.the 7inch is a powerfull modern funk trip, with voices & talkbox lyrics on the a side, and a groovy strong p-funk instrumental on the b side. limited edition!
autotomy is a collaboration between belgium s sleeperhold publications, brooklyn-based musician patricia (max ravitz) and the dutch artist louis reith. this output is the result of a long process of contemplation, discussion and elimination which gave us a record that encapsulates both patricia s sense for hardware production and dance floor rawness. describing this release is not a simple task. so we ll just tell it like it is: it s a record that slows down and, in this process, reveals its mystery. referencing the title of this release, wunderkind max ravitz seems to provide the listener with the possibility of transformation, a way to shed part of your own being.