tt05 is brought by st. joseph, an excellent dj and producer from cologne. the ep is split into two very different types of sounds, one presents a more rolling techno type of sound and the other, more mellow vibes.
a labour of love and friendship, the camila ep contains two finely-worked originals. the slow, loping, scratchy jnd is a collaboration with close friend jürgen von krebs that brings to mind stl and theo parrish in its interlocking simplicity and off-key accents. ricky g. (soulmate mix) is a smoother, more wistful glide, paying tribute to the lady in st. josephs life. finally, giegling-affiliated dreamer edward provides his own psychedelic take on jnd, twisting the synth line through a battery of live percussion samples and analog bass. dusty, wonky, raw, musical – words synonymous with the great 3 chairs, but totally apt for describing st. josephs growing discography on lisbon-based imprint assemble music. vinyl only.
super-refined, funky and fresh – with a roster including villalobos, daze maxim and vera what else would we expect from assemble music? here colognes st joseph stretches out on his first ever full-length, resulting in 8 individually intriguing headspaces for you to inhabit at your leisure.
hypnotic reduced detroitish jackin’ 4-tracker from an inspiring artist that has also released on assemble music and platzhirsch. top notch stuff, lize again is prooving they defo know how to carefully select the soulfoul sounds. lize records is a berlin based underground label and artist collective that stands for a close-knit group of friends who started a label out of their idealistic love of music.
assemble music returns with a three-track ep from colognes david joseph aka st. joseph, exploring further the refined, tripping path forged on the labels previous release from daze maxim. the pianos, vocal snatches and ambient hiss of josephs releases on platzhirsch are present and correct, but here the jazz flourishes are reduced down into something far slicker. these tracks have been prepared using a keen blade, and none sharper than >personal dancefloor<. heavy drum programming and a rumbling bottom end bring to mind theo parrish in his moodier moments, but the deal is sweetened by light piano, garage-like vocal samples and a deep, burning 4 love bassline. >indigo< spins the duke ellington classic into a spiralling, shuffling chugger that will bring a 30s harlem spirit to enterprising dancefloors. move the needle to the b2, though, for the eps party hit. written in 2009 and reflecting that years raw arrangements and joyous samples, >wave/table/muscle< finally gets a vinyl release, proving this sound endures to this day. expect more of the same from assemble music with their next release featuring vera and ricardo villalobos.
since 2002, soundway records has been synonymous with high-quality and groundbreaking compilations of music from africa, the caribbean and south america. nigeria special is the most ambitious project yet for the label, a truly in depth, double album look at nigerian music in the early to mid-70s, encompassing a broad range of styles.