check b1 , played by marcel dettmann, amelie lens... the first of three samplers, comprised of selected tracks taken from spencer parker s new album, dance music out via his own label work them records. “there was no real concept behind the album, all i knew is that i wanted to do something honest. the tracks i make are the tracks i play in my sets and tracks i want people to dance to - that s where the title comes from.- - spencer parker. part one of the sampler opens with it was just a dream , a ghostly cauldron of glitches, bleeps and sound bites that locks you into a dazed state of hypnosis. next up, the oh hits with a taste of classic house, marrying emotive stabs, a tough kick and fizzing ride cymbals. on the b side, you re under my control now takes the sound industrial combining a kraftwerk-esque metronomic breath with rapid fire toms and a dynamic kick. absolutely raving closes out the first of parker s dance music samplers offering a rave leaning techno weapon that wouldn t be out of place in the hallowed grounds of berghain.
spencer parker readies the third and final remix package of different shapes and sizes this april featuring remixes from radio slave, italojohnson and nic fanciulli. concluding the series featuring dj deep, fett burger, rising sun, tijana t, setaoc mass and akirahawks, ep03 includes three artists that have long been close to spencer parker. radio slave has released parker s music via rekids for over a decade, whilst nic fanciulli s saved has hosted multiple records, like parker s debut album. spencer s relationship with italojohnson also stretches years including the trio s first remix (a spencer parker release on tsuba) and appearances at work them records showcases. radio slave s remix of information deviation is an ominous techno cut complete with eerie atmospherics, fuzzy melodies and rattling hats whilst a robotic vocal operates on top. italojohnson then remodel size:yes to generate a moody house number featuring cosmic synths and twisted effects, leading into nic fanciulli s rumbling rendition of riff shapes .
rising sun, dj fett burger (as fett birger) and tijana t grace the second remix package of spencer parker s different shapes and sizes series on work them records this february. following on from the first remix release, which featured dj deep, akirahawks and setaoc mass, part two will see more reinterpretations of spencer parker s 2017 series from an array of talented producers. rising sun has earnt a cult following for his otherworldly productions as well as curating labels such as kristofferson kristofferson, styrax and millions of moments and here we see the accomplished producer deliver two hypnotic and classic sounding variations of riff shapes. sex tags and freakout cult cofounder dj fett burger then provides an acid-laced mix of size:yes as dj fett birger. finally, respected belgrade techno dj tijana t closes the release with a robust and evolving rework of a different size
january 26th sees dj deep, setaoc mass and akirahawks take control for the first of three drops on parker s own work them records imprint. following months will see two further 12s surface with radio slave, fettburger, italojohnson, rising sun, nic fanciulli and tijana t versions. released on the berlin-based label earlier this year, different shapes and sizes comprised three eps which displayed a variety of parker s house and techno directions. subsequently, cuts from the ep have become summer staples for the likes of ryan elliott, the black madonna, honey soundsystem and midland. on ep01, parisian legend dj deep continues an amazing run of form this year with two subtle but powerful versions of shape fascination while homopatik and buttons resident akirahawks moulds riff shapes into an off-kilter disco creeper. work them records and figure artist setaoc mass closes the ep with a strident interpretation of shape fascination
new york s p. leone is back with the second release on his newly launched e-missions imprint featuring work them records founder spencer parker on remix duties. born and raised in brooklyn, where he discovered the legendary storm rave parties run by frankie bones and adam x, p. leone cut his teeth djing in the lower east side of manhattan before making techno himself. before long the producer dropped his first two releases on work them records, joining a roster spanning radio slave, spencer parker, young male, anetha and physical therapy. e-missions was then launched in early 2017, acting as a platform for co-founders p. leone and caiazzo with more exciting artists soon to be announced. discipline signals is dark and robust from start to finish, with functions of discipline 1 inaugurating the package with resonating kicks, trippy elements and industrial synths. functions of discipline 2 follows a similar aesthetic but heads into a deeper direction with its cavernous atmospherics and glitch inspired effects, making way for laced with its sinister drones and tantalising melodies. spencer parker then remixes laced , concluding matters with rugged drums, energetic hi-hats and a rumbling low-end.
spencer parker concludes his different shapes and sizes series with a pair of robust house numbers this april. parker conceived the series as a method of showcasing his love for different shades of house and techno and the final edition sees the work them records founder demonstrate his versatility once again. part three initiates with a thumping dancefloor workout titled riff shapes that incorporates an uplifting chord sequence and crunchy percussion. on the flip, size:yes sees a throbbing lowend join skipping drums as rave inspired stabs add to the track s commanding energy.
spencer parker returns on his own imprint this march with a four-track track release as part two of the three part different shapes and sizes series. following on from the raw and stripped back house jam aesthetic as seen in part one, parker kicks off this techno release with size information a track with driving kicks, subtle atmospherics, and infectious panning percussion. next up is shape deviation, which hones in on a twisted 303 arpeggio and is saturated in white noise and backed up with entrancing drums, before shape fascination goes into full drum machine workout mode with off kilter 808 claps fuelled by a hypnotic synth bass line. size devotion rounds off the release with its raw and distorted kicks and simplistic yet effective mesmeric male vocal samples.
different shapes & sizes is a new, 3 part series of eps from berlin resident spencer parker forthcoming on his work them records imprint over the next few months. conceived as a neat way of showcasing parkers love for different shades of house and techno, different shapes & sizes takes a walk through the rekids artists love for the subtle differences in the genres he tends to focus on most in his sets. london-born parker has been in fine fettle this past few years with his its not over project riding high while work them records has been lauded for tracks and remixes from the likes of radio slave, rodhad, pittsburgh track authority, young male and dan beaumont. different shapes & sizes: part 1 a double a-side exercise in muscular, simplistic house workouts, drops on vinyl and digitally in february with parts 2 and 3 following in march and april respectively.
work them records founder spencer parker presents the first in a trilogy of releases as brotherhood. the brotherhood moniker was originally coined as a way of differentiating parker s berghain appearances from his panorama bar appearances, hence why this series under the alias will be concentrated on techno. thudding kicks and eerie atmospherics pave the way in chapter one - a physical techno number that warps and changes throughout its almost 8 minute duration. chapter two then employs a twisted melody that works alongside a remorseless low-end throb until chapter three concludes the package with punchy percussion and echoing effect
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.
HOUS-O-MATIK HOM-O-PATIK (HOUSE OF TIES & SPENCER PARKER RMX)
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radio slave, spencer parker and mr. ties return under their b.a.d.s moniker with remixes of last years iconic hous-o-matik hom-o-patik release. b.a.d.s. is an acronym of berlin amateur dramatics society, the project was established by edwards, parker and de nittis for the original release in tribute to berlins homopatik party, the monthly event series helmed by mr. ties himself. in the house of ties remix a syncopated breakdown erupts into a frenzy of rumbling kicks, infectious vox and montefioris charismatic saxophone. in contrast, parkers reinterpretation is more mesmerising in nature with echoing stabs, reverberating vocals and eerie organ chords.
spencer parker returns to radio slaves rekids imprint for two stripped back cuts in the second instalment of ‘no more silly club songs this february. the work them records founder and rekids regular dropped the first four track package last summer, which was a series of tools produced with parkers own dj sets in mind. vol.2 initiates with robust kicks and shuffling hats in silly club song no.5 whilst charismatic chords operate amongst drum rolls and a vocal crying out dance. on the other hand, no.6 follows a similar muscular aesthetic yet incorporates a reese inspired bassline as percussive elements rattle throughout. supported by radio slave, rodhad, dj rolando, marcel dettman, ben sims, mr.g amongst others.
spencer parker & rekids are back together at last, with the work them records boss returning to the label with his first ep of original material since 2011’s ‘i think i love you’. ‘no more silly club songs vol.1’ finds parker at his playful best, melding together all the elements that give his dj sets such boundless energy. all four tracks are made purely for where spencer parker does his best work: the dancefloor. * this ep is simply a collection of tracks i made around 18 months ago for my own sets. no concept, no bullshit, just some tracks to work the club.* - spencer parker
spencer parkers *rights for men* drops on his work them records this december with an instrumental & dub version in tow. 2014 has seen material from radio slave, concrete (paris) crew the outsiders, pittsburgh track authority and young male all grace parkers work them label, turning more than a few heads in the progress. closing the year out with his own 12 inch seems a fitting end to 2014 and in typical work them style, parker has turned an in unabashed club work out which is the berlin-based producers toughest work to date, evoking some of the aesthetics of his work as its not over.
answer code request brings the berlin and berghain vibes while aaron fit siegels epic mix represents detroit to the fullest, and is sure to appeal to the heads that love his work on fxhe. acr remix already extensively roadtested by the man himself and marcel dettman. fit remix a staple end of night record in spencer parkers sets of past few months.
a new ep from work them records head spencer parker. dedicated to those people on the dance floor that embrace the moment, not the memory. early support from : truncate, dustin zahn, dvs1, 2562, dan curtin , kirk degiorgio and many more
since meeting in berlin a few years ago, spencer parker and ian pooley have enjoyed long and prolific music careers both individually and as a duo, with past releases on tsuba, rekids, cabin fever and plus 8 to name a few. hitting the ground running in 2013, they return for another helping of underground house on josh winks ovum imprint, following up from 2010s kinderteller ep
vinyl only release !!
long standing tsuba artist spencer parker makes his limited debut complete with the first ever remix from italojohnson. the original mix has a deep detroit house flavour and the remix is a pure bomb as you would expect from the super hot italojohnson. this vinyl only release is a marriage made in heaven for vinyl junkies!
spencer parker makes a welcome return to british institution rekids, this time reworked by two french producers - rex resident molly and parisian house connoisseur, d julz in a package comprising two of spencers dancefloor assaults from 2008, >improvised minotaur< and >romantic<
part one. the first vinyl sampler from spencer parkers new album. this two track ep once again serves up a fine slice of house music. parker has really developed his own style of late and the spencer stamp is all over this release. purist house music for the purist vinyl lover. class!
with releases previously on rekids, buzzin fly and tsuba spencer is fast becoming an iconic producer and this chunky piece of vinyl is another one to add to the list of must haves.
legendary producer ian pooley has partnered up with up and coming producer spencer parker to create a very dynamic duo. we have been trying to work with spencer and ian for quite some time and now we get both of them on one. this release bring us a sound that touches on some of ians disco infused monsters from the past with an update. the a side >kinderteller< is a jacking piano driven monster that will rock any dance floor. on the b side >jolesch< is driven by a funky rhodes line with an infectious female vocal sample. two funky monsters that make for an incredible ovum debut. great house music in the fall that will bring back the memories of the ibiza sun
born in the same year but on wildly different career trajectories, a chance meeting in ibiza last year between ben watt and hell sparked this unexpected release. with help on this release from previous buzzin fly don christian prommer, hell could turn in a deep house monster. >freak it< also features hot man-of-the-moment spencer parker on the remix. this is the latest single from ben watts respected imprint buzzin fly, an unexpected home for the german electroclash / techno don, hell. available on limited edition 12 inch featuring collectors’ artwork (500 copies).
this week sees the release of spencer parkers debut release for nrk - >you got me< is no nonsense trackhead material, nagging sleaze vocal, beefy old skool bass and bouncing percussion. on the remix duties, nrk are pleased to enlist f-comm old timer, alexkid, who delivers a gritty and raw remake. >do you, do you< gets spencer in jacktronic mode, delivering a hyped up, jackin sax trak, reminiscent of those old chicago records.
with hot re workings of ricardo villalobos enfants and akefe iku s huge mirror dance, and releases on worlds best underground house labels, the package is complete. october 2009 will see spencer s debut release on 2000 and one s area remote label!
red hot ep from londons ascendant spencer parker features remixes from luciano pal michel cleis and villalobos favourite affkt & danny fiddo. this latest single from ben watts respected imprint, buzzin fly has received massive early club reactions from radio slave, hell, fanciulli and woolford amongst others. the track has already been licensed to nic fanciullis global underground compilation and is here backed by remixes from michel cleis and affkt & danny fiddo
incl. guy gerber & david k rmx, following the huge >beautiful noise< on rekids, spencer makes his tsuba debut with the gritty rain of bleeps that is >neon<. as with every tsuba release, on the flip there s an exciting remix on offer. this time guy gerber & david k combine to deliver a deep spacey interpretation with a jacking bass heavy groove. guy describes this as >my favourite ever remix<. with over 10.000 plays so far on myspace >neon< is a big release for tsuba, as these djs all agree: laurent garnier, funk d void, john digweed, tiefschwarz, james zabiela
rekids have been written about as the best new dance label label of 2006, now adding spencer parker to their roster. here spencer draws on heavy detroit influences in the wispy groove and a steady bleep in >beautiful noise<. ripperton is one of the most exciting electronic talents -around, and ensures the release will appeal to a broad selection of dj s with the >return
unmixed cd album !!! over the past six years, parker has worked with labels like ovum, tsuba and crosstown rebels, but his debut lp will see release on nic fanciulis saved records. a gun for hire features 11 new productions from the english producer, including a collaboration with dan beaumont. parker spent a year in the studio working on the album just after his move across the channel to berlin, whilst also maintaining his relationship with rekids, namely through the labels residency at panorama bar. the result is a conflation of different strands of house music, with hints of london and berlin as well as chicago, detroit and new york.
following on from 2015 s mammoth release, work them records call in flexxseal boss christopher joseph, parisian duo behzad & amarou and label founder spencer parker to remix caiazzo the dredge ep. punchy kicks and eerie drones initiate christopher josephs recreation of lowbrow as numerous dusky atmospherics ebb in and out of the mix. next up, renowned concrete paris residents behzad & amarou deliver a mesmerising slice of techno with intricate percussion, floating pads and metallic aesthetics in their remix of dredge. on the b-side, work thems spencer parker presents two versions of refraction that emphasise ample low-end, sinister whirrs and an undulating synth that will continue to shake clubs throughout the future.
following on from anethas ophiuchus ep last year, work them records founder spencer parker has compiled a remix package featuring himself and french techno stalwart antigone. a key component in the thriving parisian techno scene, anetha is a resident at monthly party series blocaus. spencer reworks drive with a dead girl, incorporating punchy kicks and shuffling hats before the originals mesmerising arpeggios come into effect. on the other hand antigone distorts black widow beyond recognition by blending fuzzy atmospherics with a cavernous 808 and glitchy hook. concluding the release is a bonus track from anetha herself titled traces to nowhere with its gloomy pads and squelchy melodies.
london-based producer, dj, promoter and venue owner dan beaumont drops an imaginative and esoteric house single titled spirit talkin on work them records with a remix from label founder spencer parker.
introducing 3b records the label… an outlet for tufty club, jemmy & skyland mountain to release music of their own alongside amazing local talent and internationally established artists that they admire. be it techno, house, cosmic disco or something a little different their ethos remains simple … release quality music that they all feel connected to. kicking off the first release is liverpool based company is family. mark as he is known in everyday life is a lover of dub techno, and reductionist house.
9 years on from their inaugural release from back in december 2004, saved records have now reached their landmark 100th release. ever since saved001, skylark presents buick project, chancer/drop the beat saved have stood as a benchmark for quality whilst nurturing new talent and pushing the envelope for electronic music as a whole. celebrating the achievement in style, the maidstone based imprint will be bringing together a mind-blowing collection of the labels favourite producers and djs, covering all aspects of the musical spectrum from deep house to peak-time techno and will be available on limited vinyl samplers.
(spencer parker / radioslave / lenoir & meriton rmxs) dj hells accomplished double-album teufelswerk - the guardian called it one of the most ambitious and compelling dance albums of all time release remixes part 2!