crafting his own sound through years of intense musical exploration, the established romanian artist delivers two otherworldly pieces, set as a tribute to his great inspiration and all time classics, swayzak. “love for my teachers” is half naked dog’s second release, featuring vlad dinu and swayzak as the remixer.
july sees radio slave’s rekids invite britain’s renowned swayzak to the roster with a cold war themed release entitled ‘odessa calling’ ep. a name associated with quality, swayzak’s ability to retain their signature sound whilst producing across various sub-genres has cemented them a solid reputation since their humble beginnings in the 90s. their impressive back catalogue includes six studio albums and appearances on labels like k7, m_nus, curle, ellum and swayzak’s own label 240 volts, which was relaunched in 2017. originally a duo comprised of david brown and james taylor, brown has been helming the project solo since 2012. he now joins respected berlin-based imprint rekids with two inspired productions. ‘odessa calling’ is a mysterious track with hypnotic synths, mesmerising pads and enigmatic vocals that combine together to create a celestial aesthetic. on the flipside, ‘numbers station’ continues with the otherworldly feel employing shimmering percussion that wanders alongside a brooding bassline for a well refined finish to the package.
LO9VE EP (FULLCOVER EDITION / VINYL ONLY / 180G VINYL / COLORED)
12" Vinyl D19.04.18
fullcover edition - very limited reissue of some of the best swayzak tunes ever
- colored 180 gramm pressing
- unique prinited innersleeve
- written and produced by david brown and james taylor
turbolenz is a new label from offenbach run by philipp lenz aka delenz. the first label s release comes from shayde, the brain child of delenz and his partner richard hötter. titled „ama il buco- (italian natives get the joke here), it features a very diverse spectrum of sounds and moods. „ama il buco- a slow grower and steady groover that will get many bodies moving and is some ready-to-get-naked material for sure. „kühlschrank in f-moll- is a rather dreamy, yet positive and escapistic affair. insert your favourite sunrise after a long night out here. the flip side starts with a remix by none other than swayzak, the mighty tech house duo from london. their take on „ama il buco- is a crisp and cool peak time affair for a moment of contemplation – if that makes sense. the last track „ofwebach- is obviously an homage to delenz home town offenbach. apparently a more uptempo and experimental terrain, „ofwebach- is something else. all in all, the result is a rock-solid 4-track debut release on turbolenz or as they say in offenbach and frankfurt: megastabiles ding.
a new label services deal with !k7 was announced this year that will see the relaunch of the two hundred & forty volts label and for the first time ever the entire swayzak back catalogue. to celebrate the re-launch and ultimately draw a line under the old material a 19 track retrospective will released shortly afterwards on dec 1. the lost tapes compilation will include some of their seminal classics, unreleased versions and a brand new single from swayzak & richard davis, all paving way for the new album next year.
a new label services deal with !k7 was announced this year that will see the relaunch of the two hundred & forty volts label and for the first time ever the entire swayzak back catalogue. to celebrate the re-launch and ultimately draw a line under the old material a 19 track retrospective will released shortly afterwards on dec 1. the lost tapes compilation will include some of their seminal classics, unreleased versions and a brand new single from swayzak & richard davis, all paving way for the new album next year. the compilation will be released on vinyl over 3 consecutive eps
swayzak returns with gestures of a sycophant. after a back catalogue of severely epic proportions (the seminal album snowboarding in argentina for example), a legendary fabric residency & mix cd, and a relationship with tresor that spawned epic gigs and an lp, not to have released a record since 2012 is nothing short of criminal. 2017 then sees beatnik boulevard deliver two long overdue tracks of those big room stylings that has become synonymous with the name swayzak . even as you succumb to the bass pressure, the oceans of detail and programming flourishes that only come with decades spent in those worldwide techno bunkers bring to mind the pedigree of this release. it was once declared that swayzak is a techno dinosaur - looking back that seems a justified moniker to go with the guttural, brobdingnagian sounds of these compositions. slow moving though the spawning may have been, the monster has once again awakened.
tfbm004 is a special joint venture release with rebirth records to release some stuff we really care about the orginal mix of stop featuring kaysand, now available on vinyl, a special 13 mins rework by our beloved swayzak, and a remix of right now by freaks vs robert owens that really could not stay any longer in our hard drives!
THE TRAVELS SERIES: EPISODE 1.1 (SWAYZAK, DANTON EEPROM REMIXES)
12" Vinyl FR30.11.16
meant are launching a series of roving travelogues and you’ve got a sonic first class ticket. travel tales gives us an opportunity to celebrate a dj’s unique nomadic lifestyle, and haphazard creative opportunities (and friendships!) that arise along the way. meant’s series highlights producers and takes in their various collaborative creations written on the road. first up, label boss remain whose roadmap excursion from paris to sao paulo teams him up with brazilian techno stalwart clickbox, creating two crisp, restrained, tech workouts alongside two vividly contrasting remixes from swayzak and danton eeprom.
limited edition first pressing of 300 copies on white / multicolour marbled vinyl.
swayzak is a name that needs little introduction, with albums on studio !k7 and releases on force tracks, m¦nus, tresor and logistic since the late nineties. we’re proud to have david on curle with two brand new killer tracks. did we mention they sound amazing too?
stamp records delve into the past for their next release, giving a new lease of life to one of swayzak s least characteristic and most sought-after tracks. swayzak are true heroes of the uk underground, having clocked numerous seminal releases in the late 90 s and early 00 s straddling the grey area between house and techno. disco dub plate volume 2 - originally out in 2000 - was an obvious anomaly in the duo s discography, that has managed to forge a path of its own amongst a completely different crowd to swayzak s usual disciples. one cut from that ep, stronger love , is a carefully arranged marriage between a certain pair of quintessential aor darlings and the soul voice of the 80 s. can we be more specific? no can do...it shouldn t really work, but somehow it does! it s been caned by many a balearic dj over the years, including mark seven who included it in his mythical originals compilation, where it holds its ground amongst other balearic heavyweights. as an added bonus for this 2016 edition we re treated to two brand new mixes ! frank agrario teases in bits of the original making for his chunkier version that is aimed squarely at the dancefloor, while brun (1/2 of swayzak) delivers a bang up-to-date dub that keeps its elements to the bare minimum, building into a deep hypnotic house chugger.
rawax prouldy welcomes swayzak to the family! it is a pleasure and honour for us to presend you from now on some of the best past productions form swayzak. all releases will be re-mastered and only available on vinyl - stay tuned!
MORGENLAND (SWAYZAK, CAVAAN, FRANZ NOISER, LARS WICKINGER RMX)
12" Vinyl D05.08.14
after der dritte raums album morgenland kicked up a lot of the same in 2013, it was only a matter of time until the right remixers for the album were found. no less than four amazing producers of todays electronic music scene were allowed to have their way with these tracks, and the results are more than fitting. this 12inch features four powerful club tracks from four outstanding remixers: swayzak, cavaan, lars wickinger and franz noiser.
amazing deep grooving 3 tracker. the first construct label release and the first release from swayzak & richard davis new project. this is a 50/50 co-production from swayzak and richard davis. remixes by the mole & hreno.
part 2 of this very special series by swayzak. after the magnificent success of part 1 swayzaks david brown is back with another 2 tracker which shows why he is still the brilliant master craftman of pure deepness and previously unattainable quality.
2 tunes with more than 25 minutes playtime.
inside out cut. rare.
180 gramm vinyl.
all songs are written and produced by david brown.
swayzak!! after a long, long break the real swayzak sound is back on 3rd wave music with a holy masterpiece and lesson in deep and dubby techno music. everyones sound of todays bub or deep vibes is called >sounds like swayzak< but this one is swayzak. raw, floating and never ending adventures of pure andvbeautiful electronic soundscapes and feelings combined with a straight groove. this release has a unique inside out cut! means the needle runs from the inner side of the vinyl to the outer side! 2 tunes with almost 20 minutes playtime on 180 gramm vinyl. all songs are written and produced by david brown. shrink-wraped. rare!
OUT 1 REWORKS (ENOLA + BRUN OF SWAYZAK) (WHITE MARBLED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl BE26.09.12
(white marbled vinyl) following big strick (fxhe records), mlz (demdike stare, modern love) remix part 1, we are very happy to announce remix part 2/2 with brun (of swayzak) and young protege of initial cuts, enola.
tresor records are pleased to present s_w_z_k, the new project from david brown aka swayzak. whilst the name remains identifiable, s_w_z_k presents a clear departure from his work with james taylor who recently left the legendary production duo.
a good feeling starts if the first drumsounds of >feel so good< find your way from the boxes in the space. the head own style drawers belonging open in the half dozen and argue about the most correspondent blueprint. house? in any case. disco? unfailable to hear influence. electro? also not to dismiss this. dub? the father of the whole atmosphere. cosmic? also this is a part of the authoritative ingredients in the here available circle of the sounds. and the dance floor suction strengthening cow bells are anyway a tight of a track element of all last music generations! quintessence is, here two artists have poured your wide motley collection in influence in the form of a single track, have condensed and with it have interlocked at least 40 years of dancefloor history in fresh kind with each other.
over two years ago already, we were announcing andres zaccos first ep on airdrop. the >seated hopping ep< had been sent to us by andres best friend, none other than el senor franco cinelli. needless to say, we fell in love with the subtlety of his music. fast forward until today and be prepared to be blown away by how much zaccos musical refinement has developed. swayzaks brun listened to the first sketches of this ep and immediately decided to give a go to the main track. the result is a conceptual treatment that reflects the advanced maturity of the swayzak sound, deep inspiration to most, if not all.
deep house/us garage veterans mateo & matos have been around longer than the ark. yet they remain capable of great things, as >want u tonight< proves. its a deliciously dizzy deep house concoction that marries contemporary production (see the beefy bottom end) with the twittering synth melodies and loopy organ hooks of old new york house and garage (think nu groove meets henry street). studio54s remix is classic new york deep disco house, while trevor loveys version has more of a uk jazzy house swing. all the mixes are wonderfully slick and groovesome. swayzak & phreek plus one deep symphoniac mixes is wonderful for morning and chill gigs.
please order fast, last copies left !!!two mixes not available digitally. pressed on 180 gram vinyl, hand stamped by the artist. limited edition of 350 copies.... bored with the dull digital downloads of todays so called dance music scene, swayzak & greta cottage workshop bring you a 100% vinyl only release. this is the first release on vinyl for gcw and we hope to continue the series. it seems djs only want to play what they get for free these days and this baby they have to pay for(!) so dont expect it in too many charts. positive feedback from michael mayer, damien lazarus, patrice baumel and eddie richards to name a few. a seriously underground release from the always alternative thinkers swayzak!!
sometime around 1999 swayzak released a 50 copies only white label of tracks >easy< and >hof ter lo< as a taster of their 2000 album >himawari< sadly neither of these tracks made the album in the end, but are now remixed and re-edited by rennie foster and shane berry (dirty works, japan) the originals are brought back to life, and given a twist in a new direction. ten years on we plough through our archives and have a new feeling for these old tunes.
here we have three tracks from the >some other country< album (k7 records 2007) smile and receive - roger 23 mix : featuring cassy (panorama bar) on vocals . remixed by the analog freak , roger 23 (playhouse /240 volts) hailing from deepest saarbrucken . super sub chicago house track , perfect for late night early morning playing .......pure analog heaven! imagine a morning at studio 54 projected into 2008 - wonky goodness. claktronic - experimental live percussion, flutes, and strange ramblings from the voice of daisy densham (aged 4) , add atmosphere to this swiss inspired house tune . why swiss you ask ? well i keep hearing cowbells! a very trippy vibe that gets into your brain, you will be hearing the loop all day. distress and calling - a blissful philip glass inspired sub bass growler , euphoric arpeggiated voices pad over the deep bass and tight snare drum , making up a fine ep of classic swayzak ........ the bigger the system the better this one sounds. crystal clear production all the way
genau wie die vampire in der nacht aufsteigen, steigen diese beiden tracks aus dem nebel der vergangenheit auf. polyrythmisch, detailiert, warm & organisch und mit spitzen zähnen versehen sorgen sie dafür, dass du schon bald blut leckst
nach doch recht langer sendepause kommen die englischen techhouse pioniere wieder an den start. als warm-up für das anstehende album auf swayzak/k7 kommen hier schon mal 3 schlicht, deep und ergreifende appetithappen
part 1: a skanking, minimal tour de dub with a heavy bottom end. part 2 starts out with a nicely floating riddim variation that mutates into a heavy stepper with the towering bass taking the lead. frenetic, sizzling hi-hats and a stronger >oomph< on the bass drum give part 3 a euphoric classic house slant before the script gets flipped again on part 4: sparse deep techno with fine offbeat rhythm
the a-side with dark chords, busy detroit style beats with occasional loose percussion sounds filled in between and a filthy electro bassline - a haunting and intense late-night soundtrack. james taylor counterattacks with swinging, bouncing, masterly chopped up beats and rhythmic voice cut-ups that will surely help develop and improve your swift footwork...
the re-release of the timeless classic dub-techno album from 1998 is back !!! ten years on it is deemed as a classic by many for its deep and melancholic house tendencies with a hint of dub reggae and ambient thrown in