RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year, dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album, decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful, dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction, leonel castillo, & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
when it comes to deep and soulful inspired house grooves with a touch of sweat and grit we like so much, few comes close to soulphiction. this four track ep got that and more. ear-grabbing opening track bizzness starts things off in classic soulphiction mode with its deliciously bass-heavy funk stomp. cart people is a fine slice of deep house going deeper and deeper as the groove develops. the first track on the flip, slow glow , brings warm vibes and great melodies together in a clever way. finally sweet dreams is another fine example of house music that is deep, full of soul and comfortingly loose, mr fingers style but done the soulphiction way.
new year, new release for burnin music. after 2 strong eps in 2017 (ponty mython bm001 and leonidas +kay suzuki bm002) burnin music first release of 2018 features the first ep of an up-and-coming british artist called michael iwatsu also featuring a remix by german producer, soulphiction. fracture (original mix) is a 10 mins long journey. a beautiful odyssey between beats and harmony, between intuitive dance floor and subtle emotions. the main piano brings a perfect balance to the stomping house kick & drum. and as the journey continues, the trip develops leading to more sonic ventures. exciting, touching, pure, fracture (original mix) is a very balanced track. on the flip side, house music master soulphiction accomplishes the task to bring the track into a dark basement. his remix is a condensed version of everything that makes the original track an emotional one and also add a detroit twist: it becomes a raw, moody and very intuitive sonic object. a tool for the dancefloor.
max 1 per customer - soulpiction and his label have been a big inspiration for lumberjacks in hell and we are honoured to present parking lot blues ep. 4 groove snatching monsters from all sides of the disco and house spektrum.
debut of a new collabo between soulphiction and blunted monkz, recorded during one of their jam sessions. three tracks cover the grounds between deep and jazzy on gotta have it, minimal and tracky excursions on criticize, up to a frantic live mayhem like tripolis jam. no polish done here, keepin it raw and direct. we welcome sbm to our roster and look forward to further expansions of philpots universe. thanks for purchasing a real copy!
HAPPY AGAIN (KON, SOULPHICTION & YAM WHO? REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK09.05.17
when it was released in the summer of 2016, eli escobars happiness blew people away with its sophisticated house/disco hybrid sound and striking urban landscape. critics were falling over themselves to hyperbolise over elis exquisite synth stabs while the coveted double lp continues to sell through to this day. the quintessential new york dj, eli’s happiness stomped through the streets of his city, stopping off along the way at the jumping brooklyn basement clubs and dusty record shops that he frequents. some months later, developing on those themes seemed like the most natural thing to do, hands flew up across the board for remixing duties and assembling the extended classic family to contribute was an easy, nay joyful, task. happy again was born, giving the album a fresh new suit of clothes. re-works from kon, soulphiction and yam who? alongside bonus versions of tracks from the original album makes this the ultimate vinyl bumper pack
it’s safe to say this release marks heist’s most international endeavor so far: next up we’ve got alma negra, 4 guys with roots in portugal, cabo verde, italy and spain, hailing from switzerland. they’re putting out an african influenced ep with german detroit afficionado soulphiction involved for a remix. afro lovers will probably know alma negra because of their great work on highlife, sofrito or basic fingers and we’ve been in touch with them for a long time to make this release happen. their 3 originals are a great showcase of their skills, blending traditional african music with contemporary house and techno.
after a hiatus of some months we are back with the follow up to soulphictions live jamz ep, three tracks straight from his set and tested over the last months. covering the whole range with an intro-like track, some slow simmering blues meditation and a funky gem to round off a perfect new arrival in your vinyl-crate! thanks for purchasing a real copy!
** repress 2016 / blackl vinyl !! **
detroit swindle have been making great waves in 2013 and more than live up to the hype with their powerful & stripped back soulful take on house. sometimes features a full female vox and that freak stuff walks a darker path with shades of basic channel. soulphiction completes a winning package with a deep underground house mix of that freak stuff!
so kam die postmoderne über uns und machte aus vormals ehrbaren kulturschaffenden werksarbeiter, denen alle schrauben abhanden gekommen schienen, im besten fall. mit minimaler eigenleistung (nimmt man die unbeabsichtigten fehler in der produktion mal aus), aber bei maximaler entgleisung entstand ein gänzlich neuer berufszweig. der grundsolide werksarbeiter, mit gema anmeldung im griff und guten draht zu seinem steuerberater. um die quietschfidelen arpeggio terroristen soll es heute mal nicht gehen. unsere protagonisten dieser geschichte sind andere. wahnwitzige, soziophobiker, menschen mit gebrochenen lebensläufen statt joghurt im rucksack, emsig agierende mitstreiter mit tupperdose in der tasche für die frühstückspause, willens den kampf der letzten kulturoffensive zu ende zu bringen, samplen, pitchen, alles zerhacken und zu undefinierbaren fetzen von funk wieder zusammensetzen. ausgeglichen vom duft der natur ankommend den fortschritt definieren wollen und den strom in die maschinen juckeln. Ästheten der fehler waren geboren. losgelöst vom fließband. hart & tief wird geackert geschwitzt, gebimmelt, der filter aufgedreht, der schmutz schaufelweise rangekarrt, bis die stufe der erlösung erreicht wird oder eben halt auch nicht. das leben ist nun mal kein einziger orgasmus und der funk entsteht in den pausen wie die befriedigung der gier und der besitz des moments, weil das leben ist doch nur ein wimpernschlag und wir immer nur einen abgrund entfernt von weltekel oder erlösung.
dave ajus, the freee lover ep has landed as the 1st new artist release on the newly re-launched mff and setting the benchmark for the label. with a huge worldwide fan base and instinctual passion for delivering fresh sounding quality material, the name dave aju has become synonymous with originality and diversity. the freee lover ep offers 3 original tracks from aju and an amazing remix from germanys soulphiction. find a lover & givin it dub are 2 signature aju cuts, deep and soulful tech house featuring original vocals and just the right amount of jack. freeeze takes route firmly in the leftfield. a discordant downtempo number, with muted jazzy chords and twisted grooves, a sure fire track for sunrise dance floors. to top off the package, soulphiction inject some peak time energy back into freeeze, offering a beautifully produced, perc lead tech roller.
philpot-records owner michel baumann starts 2016 with a new label and a new roster of artists! we chose new talent from all genres to create a certain label-aesthetic without musical boundaries, united by a tight groove and loads of personality! ultramagnetique opens up with a compilation-series to introduce these artists, with artist 12 inches following later in the year. the aptly named electric ave. part i comes up with three treats from ike, spo and the label-owner himself, under his soulphiction moniker. make it burn is burnin on the decks of some fine djs for some time now and received a lot of love worldwide, so we are proud to finally put it on wax! soul-drenched housemusic to make you feel good and shake that thing! spo hits the streets in his jazzy interlude street lady, growing in tension and releasing on a disco-tip, opening up for ikes blinding percussion-slammer love envy up for a great start i guess! thanks for purchasing a real copy!
it’s not often that a breakthrough producer manages to cause major hype after just one release but when that artist is from the uk, putting out a brilliant ep on moodymann’s mahogani music, you start to realize how it happened in dan shake’s case. now its time for dan to build on this incredible start and from the way things are looking it’s safe to say it’s all going in the right direction. another rising star from the uk is wolf music regular medlar who has been making serious waves the last 5 years. remixes for the likes of glenn astro and disclosure have all helped put him in the spotlight and his debut lp sleep from 2013 delivered in spades. so when the news that these two were joining forces for a collaborative project reached us here at d.o.g we wanted in on the action.
2014 repress! finally weve got a new soulphiction 12? coming up here on philpot. and it got all his well known ingredients pushed to the next level! this thing is jazzed up house with a tense but subtle techy edge. thanks for purchasing a real copy!
black vinyl repress!
incl jackmate remix
the fantastic vibes of this years freerotation festival inspired soulphiction to record these two tracks during the rehearsal for his live set. both sides are unedited and freerotation ii is the instrumental remix of an upcoming album track featuring suzana rozkosny on vocals…. >thanks for purchasing a real copy!<
soulphiction and the missing linkx combine forces again on this split 12inch on philpot. the missing linkx are kickin it off with a classic tool, bringin some jack moves to the table while soulphiction on the flip dug out some reels and found this little diamond of fuzzy psych-disco-dub. one for the club two for the heart and soul! “thanks for purchasing a real copy!
soulphiction delivers again a stunning new 12inch coming up here on philpot. this one follows up to the brilliant live jamz 1 (php068) deepest house music with all that great soulphiction trademark sonics. enjoy. thanks for purchasing a real copy!
pressing on transparent pink vinyl.
repress in black vinyl!!! a new live project from soulphiction and the mysterious mk resulted in recording these tracks, also defining the musical direction, this project will be heading to. everything is recorded live, including some minor errors... missing linkx kept the real moment on reel. works perfect for us, please enjoy! thanks for purchasing a real copy!
here comes a new project on philpot records, bringing together two of the most consistent german producers of the last decade: soulphiction and move d are pairing up to bring you some deeply rooted, funkafied house music on this one! >the limelight< is a subtle, shiny piece of neo-disco for the believers, rolling along with funky licks and a demanding bass, a sureshot for the music lovers! manchesters trus me takes it up and delivers a fantastic remix, adding his trademark sonics as well as a new bassline, played by tom >boom boom< johnstone. the third track >the essence< is a nod toward a great jazz label and a blueprint for further things to come by soulphiction & move d! shake it!
in our corner of leftfield dance music, there are not many of our heroes that we havent had the pleasure of hosting on circus company. from the early days of ark and akufen to robag wruhme, deetron and franck roger, we are privileged to have welcomed some genuine legends onto our label, and now we are honoured to add another all-time great to the list, soulphiction
vinyl only - limited edition 180 gram pressing! >reforming digital waves by simple & elegant music patterns< - a straightforward mission statement for a new imprint, and one whose understated, direct manner shows the music-centered focus of wavereform as we reveal our first release. the >new sky< ep is the production debut of a mysterious new russian talent known as ivanov, and about whom little is known past his reclusive buddhist existence and his background in guitar, which is clearly evident on the title track. underlain by rising and falling atmospheric washes and understated percussion, >new sky< is propelled by a funky, jazzy and clearly organic keyboard solo that closely approximates his familiar stringed instrument in texture, tone, and musical development. next up is minimal legend soulphiction, who masterfully beefs up the original with a fat, growling bassline and more aggressive, hard hitting drums and claps that take the dreamy mood of ivanovs track and transform it into something more cosmic and psychedelic while retaining its musicality. on the flip, a new tune entitled >deep< gets revisited by lucidflow label heads klartraum, who have recently shifted their digital imprint to vinyl. here they bring things towards the dubbier end of the spectrum with a slow-building track that goes from hazy beginnings to an ominous, dramatic breakdown and then into a harder grooving second half. taken together, these three tracks are an auspicious beginning for a new name and label, and in fulfilling the stated goals offer great promise of things to come.
the artist concurrently known as jackmate has been already been indoctrinated into our cult since he signed onto he pampa bookings roster awhile back. as soulphiction he is also co-founder of philpot, the stuttgart-based label, home to the majority of his releases over the past 10+ years.
vinyl only. 180 gramm. following on the success of our first studio r release, the imprint returns for the second time with the same concept: a documentation of friends making important contributions to contemporary culture. on the next go around, we focus more on known talent to deliver a balanced, powerful blend of modern club music. as summer makes way for the annual rebirth through fall and winter, studio r s second compilation illuminates the mood of the seasons long dark nights, tailor-made for dancing. mastering by stefan betke (scape mastering)
after his brilliant first release in the mood for…nearly one year ago on philpot records (php059) murat tepeli is back with the beautiful oldschool house anthem workinstrugglin. on the flip soulphiction delivers a fantastic remix adding his trademark sonics. thanks for purchasing a real copy!
the second part of the >what about talk about< series by baaz starts with >owls night<. a deep house tool with a vigorous bassline, some classic 909 elements, weird vocals and a pumpin piano chord. >those things< the second track on the a, infects you with positive vibrations and the magic mood. the b side enters with a remix by the highly skilled producer michel bauman under his moniker soulphiction. he turned the track called k.m.s. into an emotional and strong kicking house tune. a cut for the special moments. the original is produced by iron curtis & baaz . 90 bpm, a dippy pipe organ, wooden beats and shaky percussions. the last track >whatabouttalkabout< is a lush experimental listening slice, prober for the dark and chilly winterdays.
RRREMIXED BY SOULPHICTION + ERDBEERSCHNITZEL (CLEAR ORANGE VINYL)
12" Vinyl D10.05.11
after his 12 inch debut on tjumy last year we welcome roman on philpot with this remix package including erdbeerschnitzel and soulphiction remixes. both do a brilliant job twisting the originals with their trademark mixes and roman also contributed a new track in the same vein as his predecessors … deep shits!
killer deep house release on ripperton s perspectiv label. up and coming artist st blomb with a epic building track with a tribal feel to it and an almost cosmic psychelic synth line. one of those tracks that takes things to another level once played at the right moment! soulphiction taking things back to the floor and keep them feet moving by added a warm blanket of chords and lush grooves. and jackmate turns precious soul into a proper dj tool adding some chicago flavors, immediately resulting in raving feedback and chart positions with several key players and german groove magazine. nice one!
soulphiction, thats michel baumann from stuttgart, germany, who is already known for his crispyclean bootyshakers, either as soulphiction or as jackmate. today, he shares the a-side with close friends reiff & lieten to form manmade science, specialists in underthecarpethouse, the latest hype from northscotland. on the flipside its soulphiction solo again with >lick a shot< and an alternate version of >get it right<. great 2002 perlon release.
>testify< is the second single taken from boohgaloo zoos stunning self-titled debut album. u-gene goes all out on the vocals while the bassline and synth stabs are clearly in the business of tearing roofs off suckers. heavy 21st century funk! the remixes make sure that those who like to shake their behinds to something more up-tempo get with the program as well - soulphiction goes to work on the track not once but twice in a full-on boogie mix and one that is more on the minimal side, while hot chips joe goddard takes it to very late night club territories.
this is a follow up release of the second collaboration track of henrik schwarz and kuniyuki. mighty soulphiction made a jazzy beatdown house remix and kuniyuki instrument version is availabel on vinyl.
coloured vinyl! yoshihiro hanno aka radiq is a highly acclaimed musician and composer from japan, now living and working between tokyo and paris. he did releases on imprints like sub rosa, logistic and progressive form. hanno worked with the new japan philharmonic orchestra as well as arto lindsey or ryuichi sakamoto. besides he got international fame as a composer for different film scores including work with asian movie master hou hsiao-hsien and film director jia zhang-ke. radiq is since some time well aligned with the philpot camp. when he and soulphiction met again last year during the philpot tour in japan, co-operation was affirmed and tracks were committed. two of those funky nuggets are released here, one coming with a brilliant soulphiction remix treatment. >thanks for purchasing a real copy!!<
played by mathias kaden (freude am tanzen) // it s always good to start the new year with something special and in this case it s the release of the >underground railroad< 12inch from soulphiction. while his last album >do you overstand?< on berlins sonar kollektiv as well as his infamous remix for ian simmonds >whos blues< on musik krause is still in mind he went straight ahead on the work for his upcoming album… so >underground railroad< prepares us for his new lp coming in autumn 2009 on philpot! three tracks to choose from,>underground railroad , a lo-end house track with a thick atmosphere rooted in jazz… on the flip the first track is called < things to get by , a reminiscence to the classics, timeless house music to the bone! to round that up the last track >regrets< is a stripped down percussion tool, an >instrumental version< of the original contained on the album. enjoy!
with his new night called based on misunderstandings that he hosts in berlins famous club week end, alex barck delivers his personal vision of club music and invites friends that share the same djing philosophy. following the success of the club night, alex further developed his concept and decided to create a special 12inch series on sonar kollektiv. also named based on misunderstandings, this new collection should be regarded as a return to roots for every house dj. it is dedicated to hot club sound that takes you by surprise, gets you dancing without you even noticing it and that really needs to be played out loud now!
4 track ep covering soulphictions unique styles of soulful house music to jackin trax! ...while beachhead is twisting back and forth on the mombasa beach sample, get the point is straight jackin over a raw bassline, with a vocal that clears everything out ...from jump off the bandwaggon, crossing the bridge to detroit with its urban athmos and soul features, we come to malindi, which is a love supreme deep house track classical style!
while for many of his contemporaries repetition became a new standard rather than innovation, jacek sienkiewicz with every release seems to be broading his musical horizons and challenging new territories. beacon seems to be even more organic than previous recognition releases, and the warm, yet unstoppable beat workout suddenly goes all jazzy and cinematic, with irresistible saxophone hook. big surprise here, but jacek blends the sounds into one of his trademark, 12+ minutes long, massive club anthem. another surprise is brought by the flipside - this remix is courtesy of the man of the moment michel bauman, here applying his soulphiction alter ego to dark, smoky and very tropical variation on a familiar theme. all over, another very impressive release from jacek sienkiewicz, man who never fails to impress.
first 500 limited edition on clear vinyl! manmadescience turns back on philpot and joins our coloured vinyl series with their akiele-ep. just right in time to celebrate the 30th release! the main title >akiele< is a awesome deep and hypnotic piece of house with that special manmadescience signature… >they like to watch< and >meandyou< are short edits (sorry, diggers: there will be no longer versions) and the soulphiction dub in the end rounds off the record: a massive dub track made to rise on the floor
manmadesciecnce member aka stuttgart man michel baumann brings us a fresh new 12inch on sonar kollektiv. as well as having had releases on sonar kollektiv and his own label philpot, soulphiction has also put stuff out through perlon, playhouse, poker flat, freude am tanzen, moon harbour, liebe/detail, diy, mule, resopal and has remixed international pony, dapayk & padberg, egoexpress, move d, solomun and eva be amongst others
engin oeztuerk and florian schirmacher are here today. the latter refined pantytecs killer-longplayer >pony slaystation< with his outstanding voice and is a part of the project glowing glisses. they let us this awesome vocal house tune and here it is plus a huge soulphiction remix treatment.
her comes the first 12inch after soulphictions >state of euphoria< album-release on jazzanovas sonar kollektiv-imprint. and it differs…!!! back home from a safari with his son in kenia, he is kicking his atmospheric tracks to the limit, you can literally feel the vibes of the mara down africa! >masai mara< drops some lovely spring-flavoured arpeggios on massive wardrums, layering it to an absolute climax, …the good side of trance! >keekorok< on the flip is a sunriser, with its sliding synthstabs and old-school but totally up-pushing beats..
tiefer tonnenschwerer soul-house der die 70er dekade in all ihren facetten wiederspiegelt. soulphiction zeigt, dass man auch als weissbrot ohne hinter vorhängen platten aufzulegen, blackmusic samt ursprüngen verstanden haben darf.