the third and final instalment in frits two bar house music & chord stuff sees him continue to showcase his distinct style of lo-fi, wonky house - both quirky & unconventional, yet instantly endearing in the same breath. served up first in frits melting pot, theme 09 kicks things off with a shuffling, ukg esque rhythm and rnb flexed vocal snippets, alongside floaty arps and that chord stuff that swells and stabs in the mix. throw in a weighty bass and frits trademark analogue wonkiness and you ve got a prime example of a wentink wobbler. next up, theme 10 hits you with an organ melody reminiscent of a warped crystal waters, before twisting and turning into an edgy off-kilter house track. a glitchy synth line, bouncing bass and dreamy pads will hook you till the end. flip it and theme 11 offers up a chuggier affair where glistening arps are interspersed with squelchy and sustained synths. elements and effects are combined throughout, mesmerising you with a glimpse into the wonky world of the frits. closing it out wentink leaves you with a quirky club stomper, coupling a gritty bassline, saturated loops and off kilter, lo-fi stabs all tied together with a driving kick. across this 3-part series frits has left the fancy titles at the door, letting the music do the talking and demonstrating his penchant for making interesting, engaging and distinctive house music, not your average two bar house music and chord stuff.
you got the stuff is not lovely day - that much is true. this ones a wigged out, extended, trip into deep space from 1978 that is truly baffling. of course, it features bill singing for the first half of the track but then all of a sudden we re launched into a cosmic wormhole as everything just falls back and the track is stripped of any earthly qualities. people find themselves asking this, this is bill withers? as lazer guided synths and rock solid drums pull us into the sonic vortex. truly amazing. obviously a nugget like this has not gone unnoticed and has been edited and chopped and sampled deftly by the more sarcastic, left-field oriented crate diggers out there but it has never been reissued legitimately - until now! a hugely sought after and collectible gem right here, backed with the wistful slow jam look to each other for love as per the original 1978 columbia promo 12inch version. this left-field, cosmic classic has been legally reissued by above board distribution in conjunction with the legal rights holders sony music entertainment. this high quality repress features original columbia pink label disco 12inch artwork and has been remastered from sonys original sources by optimum mastering, bristol uk.
“ferns and stuff” is wild & free’s debut single on discotexas. it’s part of the much anticipated debut album from this la based duo. titled “shapes on shapes” the album sees drew kramer and george cochrane deliver on the promise of their early releases with 11 tracks of languorous poolside disco, tropical pop and balearic house. this first advance single stands as a perfect example of the exotic album s vibe.
both multi-instrumentalists, singers and producers in their own right, the pair came together in 2015 and have spent the past 2 years crafting a series of acclaimed eps and remixes (for the likes of joe goddard (hot chip), panama, gigamesh, rac and ben browning of cut/copy) that saw them tipped by the likes of spin, xlr8r, indie shuffle and many more and take their live show on the road playing alongside the likes of brooklyn’s body language.
wave stu might just be the platonic ideal of icy, emotionally fraught synth-pop. on his debut release for origin peoples, stockholm-based musician michel isorinne puts paragons of this style like orchestral manoeuvres in e dark in his slipstream. laced with spoken-word passages from films and television shows, wave stu weaves a loose tale about the nature of time, physics, and mortality that can be summarized by the key phrase, uttered by a woman scientist somewhere throughout the album, magic is in the molecules.
nanni and francois le roy are both accomplished producers and djs in their own right. together as ruff stuff they make extremely well produced tracks that always have one thing in common – making dancefloors go crazy. after starting their own vinyl-only imprint (ruff stuff music) with four fully sold out releases, we are excited to get four banging disco house heaters that work equally well as dj tools and at a house party.
implementing their knowledge gained as hard-core clubbers throughout the 90s, nanny and francois make tracks that they know will evoke strong reactions from the dance floor. this release is equal parts thumping, driving, peak-time house and bright and beautiful disco bangers with a bit of italo flare! with its beautifully worked afro samples mixed perfectly with techno-infused house drums and hats, “kiss of death” is set to be huge on dancefloors from the clubs in berlin and london to the open fields of dekmantel and dimensions.
next up on ruff stuff music ltd are 4 killer, heavily stomping tracks on the boundaries between house and techno. untitled05 is a new and fresh evolution of the label, bringing to life a solid sound with warm and intense atmospheres, including a magic remix by dj honesty. inside the storm opens side a with an imposing groove and hypnotic stabs, definitely flashing for the dancefloor. dj honesty s remix with its unique groove and the samples manipulation, goes in a deeper direction but still strong and energetic. the b side is full of surprises with mistake a track with a raw sound featuring incessant 909 toms, piano stabs and vocals that definitely recall the vibrations of the 90 s. a home with no air represents the true soul of ruff stuff, a warm house track with female voices, stabs and a fabulous organ that will transport listeners to another dimension. just put the needle on, push play and dance! vinyl only, limited copies.
frits wentink returns with the second volume of his two bar house music & chord stuff on wolf music. drawing inspiration from the legendary sounds of kerri chandler and mood ii swing, the release contains four themes perfect for the nightclub, bar mitzvah, funeral or cruising in your 1989 vw polo on your way to see your gal (or guy).
RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA PRESENTS BONZAI REWORKS (CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, LEFTO, STUFF.)
12" Vinyl BE07.11.17
(charlotte de witte, lefto, stuff. reworks) reworkings of classic tracks just wouldnt be the same without an accompanying vinyl release. on this 12 weve selected three sublime cuts to fill out the grooves and deliver the ultimate listening experience. limited to 500 copies, no repress
nice price deal !!! the kooky scientologist should need no introduction - unless you dont get fred giannellis sense of humor. hes played everywhere, for everyone, and killed it every single time. smartypants, aka mike uzzi, has released on traum, sentrall, and of course zero g. he is a staple of the north east underground party scene. rounding out the compilation is zero g label boss eddie o., known for his releases as triton on both zero g and skor. the first minicompilation on zero g sounds features the best of the old school and new school. representing the old school is the legendary fred giannelli, aka the kooky scientist. this time around as the kooky scientologist, fred gives us a dose of what it really sounds like inside the head of tom cruise. demonetics rides a fat bass line, up-front stabs, and layered percussion. just when you think youve figured it all out, it takes a left turn as we are treated to freds signature quirky melodic noises
ruff stuff returns to their own label and are proud to announce a new 4 track ep. untitled04 is the result of different experiments on the sound and introduces a novelty for the label: the first official remix by the lovely italian duo black loops. “never ending” opens the a side with its raw groove, a hypnotic pad warming everything up and a vocal that will drive the listeners to unexplored territories. “m.a.m.t.” showcases the most familiar sound of ruff stuff: warm techno stabs on a straight groove filled with a single vocal and a synthetic arpeggio in the second part. on the b side the sound changes its shape with “flying”: a mixture of rough grooves, disco samples, female vocals and a touch of acid. the remix by black loops brings the track back to very house territories chopping the original samples more and filling them with a solid beat and shining hats. just put the needle on, push play and dance! vinyl only, limited copies.
versand ab 03.07.2017 , after a short break salty nuts is back with the first various artist release on the label. diego krause delivers a classic house tune which shapes the vibe and mood of the whole record. smabes is another special mannheim collaboration. sebastian werle (sedee) & fabe teamed up for a funky bass break beat tune which keeps emotions high...
on the flip: side the new, fresh duo mishel a & lost.act from moscow are adding maximum groove to the record with an advanced swinging beat that brings the right energy to the dance floors.
vinyl only release
lp in printed innersleeve + download code. stuff.s highly anticipated new album is a cross genre groove, spanning broken hip-hop, electronica and jazz-influenced future funk, bringing forth a completely different and exciting sound.
ruff stuff music ltd returns with the third installment of the untitled series. the new chapter features four house weapons from the label s founders which, as always, pay attention to the different needs of different dancefloors. untitled03 is a mixture of the main influences that shaped the ruff stuff sound through the years: groovy main room house filled with raw samples, a touch of deep and breakbeats, and some acid melodies in the closing track. just put the needle on, push play and dance! vinyl only, limited copies.
vinyl only , rarehouse is a berlin based collective, composed of artists who have dedicated themselves to their love for house music. the mission is to celebrate and spread the spirit of a rare and pure house sound.
ruff stuff return to their ruff stuff music ltd imprint dropping a new set of heavy house gems. always moving on the boundaries between house and techno with a raw attitude, the four tracks are absolute dance floor killers. vinyl only, limited copies.
internationally-renowned ny duo the martinez brothers have teamed up with the influential miss kittinfor stuff in the trunk, the latest release to come out on the brothers own label, cuttin headz. due for release on the 13th may, this package includes the original track alongside an instrumental and a clean edit.
to anyone with even a passing interest in the weirder end of good-time party-ready house music, freaks should need little introduction. luke solomon and justin harris have been keeping our preferred kind of dancefloor vibrating to the cheekiest manifestations of house music since the mid 90s, never letting up and moving in the same oscillations as the good ship circus company.
a new musical adventure is coming up from ruff stuff. the producing duo from milan, launch a new series of 12” white labels dedicated to the exploration of the different souls of their musical path. the first release includes four tracks with different identities and a common trait: warm atmospheres and thick grooves.
(vinyl+cd) stuff., which was mastered by daddy kev (flying lotus, thundercat, jonwayne), features nine hip-hop-influenced instrumental cuts of chopped drums and syncopated rhythms. event horizon chosen has one of the worldwide winners of 2015 by gilles peterson.
the mighty pearstine -perk- badger cut a handful of sides for his own hit sound (and hit bound) and the local miami wax-wel labels in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including a lowfidelity attempt at the anthemic do your stuff. a few years later, perk took another stab, enlisting the help of arnold albury s the rising suns, a major force in henry stone s tk operation. the results were raw, magical, heavy-hitting funk. it is debatable whether or not the reworked single ever saw distribution, but it would become his closest thing to a hit in 2014 when it found its way from a deep cut on numeros eccentric soul: the outskirts of deep city to an international nike ad campaign. finally issued as it was intended, on a bright replica suncut label with bottom-heavy refurbished sound.
ahead of the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, the 5 headed instrumental cyclops stuff. kick things off with a hand-stamped 7inch white label, featuring the opening track even horizon. believers are amongst others plaid, kutmah, lefto and jamie woon
200 copies only! after great original *criminal stuff ep*, io (mulen) backs with remixes ep includes amazing version from artreform label owner joss, swiss tech-house producer dachshund and berlin-based producer rick bull aka deepchild.
squarehead is the latest young producer to sparkle on shabby doll, with his *bats & stuff* ep delivering yet more bump and wallop for the discerning house head. otherwise known as oliver ledger, squarehead is possessed of a precocious talent – his debut *keep it moving* ep on bad taste was a juno download number one, while his records have won hard-earned airplay on radio one thanks to supporters like toddla t and skream – and with dj appearances across europe plus his own 5andseven label, he is right at the heart of sheffields current underground scene.
emmas third strike comes from stuff, one of frances most exciting new talents. to have fun and pretender are only two examples of his producer skills but they already give you an impression of his work!
200 copies only! io (mulen) debut on artreform records with stunning tech-house release *criminal stuff* includes 3 absolutely dancefloor bombs. this release have a great support from a lot of djs around the globe!
from the tropics comes whiskey disco, a sneaky re-edit label bent on dredging the decanter for diffident dancefloor genius from latent disco perpetrators. its loosely connected to sleazy mcqueen and his assorted cohorts. whiskey disco no.13, ruff n stuff, can hardly be contained on a single plate of wax. all four tracks have been tested and audience approved! on the a, deep&discos rework of i wanna dance with somebody and alkalinos ruff n stuff are both stripped back and bass laden grooves. the b has two mid-tempo grooves from newcomer, debonair and portuguese duo, johnwaynes.
great new reissue featuring three of the stones funkiest and most collectable tracks. originally released as limited promo 12 inch versions on the bands own rolling stones records label and now incredibly hard-to-find, these superb tracks showcase the rock gods highly successful foray into the world of funk and disco. first up is 1976s >hot stuff< which marked the start of the stones disco sound exploration - driven by a stupendously funky bassline accompanied by a heavy drum pattern, mick jagger breathes >hot stuff! cant get enough!< - we certainly cant! next up is >dance<, the ultra-rare instrumental version of >if i was a dancer< which only ever appeared on the 1981 promo 12 inch. with brass stabs, dj-friendly breaks, tweaky animal noises and lolloping basslines, this is seriously killer. on the flip, we have the bands first ever dance remix, the spectacular eight minute extended version of >miss you<, a hypnotic disco burner with mesmerising harmonica, compulsive guitar, beautifully smooth electric piano and of course jaggers signature falsetto >oohs<. a must have for stones fans and disco junkies alike!
good stuff is the first single taken from luomos plus album, appearing in september 2011 on moodmusic records. luomo aka vladislav delay, sistol, uusitalo… under a raft of names finnish artist sasu ripatti has in the last years experimented with ambient, broken beat, glitch as well as grooves and house music with soulful vocals, working with scissor sisters, black dice, apparat, craig armstrong, massive attack, robert owens and towa tei. luomo is about experimenting with pop music, a big influence for ripatti, and bringing it to a fusion of house, disco and electronica. plus is the 5th album for luomo, taking the songwriter abilities of ripatti to a new level, dwelling deep into first generation chicago house and the pop sensibilities of 80s london, coupled with his impeccable crossover pop appeal. never going for a one formula approach, plus has a distinct luomo sound - hypnotic, sexy and delicately insistent, rhythms following a self-movement and never standing still. good stuff brings luomos pop abilities to top-form, changing between a mid 80s boogie bass and synthetic yet warm deep house with a positive vocal deliver from the ever intriguing chicago boys. remixes comes courtesy of area & dave dk.