* sheffield-based subaltern resident taiko returns to the imprint with a stunning selection of four distinctively grimy pieces of sub-bass science, proving once again his original take on the 140 bass realm. a. trenches introducing his unique style once again with a fresh twist, taiko delivers relentless earth-shattering bass waves in ‘trenches’, which graces the a side of the release. bells, strings and dark synths set the mood for a precisely executed wall of bass, complimented by subtle vocal work. b1. raid dramatic orchestral strings and horns set the stage for the grim reaper that is ‘raid’ - leading into a dark and roaring synth that accentuates the laid back bass-line. sure to shake every system it is unleashed on, the track keeps evolving and luring the listener ever deeper into a maze of darkness. you can run but you can’t hide… b2. mana pool ‘mana pool’ adds a more psychedelic and subtle edge to the release. synth loaded parts play in exchange with carefully laid out harmonic synth lines complementing the tasteful bass-lines, while remaining the raw edge of the release.
when we launched our digital imprint in 2013, one of our explicit reasons for doing so was to fund a vinyl label. it may have taken us four years to get to this point, but we’re finally here - fkofv001 is upon us. the debut fatkidonfire physical release sees new artists join our roster. taiko’s untitled grime has been blowing up the dances for a hot minute, championed by the likes of truth, spooky and many more. spooky even named the tune in his fact mag top ten most prized dubplates list! we linked taiko up with mancunian wordsmith skittles (currently smashing it with the levelz crew), and “don’t be stoopid” is the anthemic result. fkof fam and producer extraordinaire district adds an industrial grime-esque flavour to his remix for a killer one-two punch. the two producers collaborate, for the first time ever, on the b-side, entitled “yokai”. it’s a tune that demonstrates why we signed both musicians incredible atmospheres, depth and weight. beau at ten eight seven, as ever, has mastered the tunes to perfection. we’re proud of this release and, on first listen, we hope you’ll hear why...
heavyweights causa, taiko and dark tantrums make their first appearance on circle vision alongside label boss rdg on cv006 - the first record in the various visions series, launched to present an umbrella of artists sharing the label’s vision of sound design and affection for immersive bass music.
zodiak commune records proudly presents its very first double lp made by label resident 1nc1n. high quality techno, acid and electro. are you ready for the the butterfly effect? enjoy this limited release in the insectum serie!
the vinyl focused series requisites on demand records returns with its third installment!
bladerunner and eastcolors remixing back catalogue classics by roygreen & protone and lsb. mystic state and submarine, who represent the new generation, double up with some gutter. requisites #3 needs to be in every vinyl dj’s crate who likes their beats diverse. it’s ranging from minimal, amen to low-slung deep and fun dancefloor tech, everything in one package... the best yet!
SOMEHOW SOMEWHERE THEY HAVE HEARD THIS BEFORE (CASSETTE)
tape cassette NL18.01.18
pinkman welcomes maenad veyl to its roster of artists for his debut release in the form of the labels second tape. make them remember sets the gloomy mood with clattering percussion and ghostly synth lines. the messy drum patterns of taiko death rhythm are breaking up the cold mist. the a-side of the cassette is completed by the melodic slow burning energy of d.m.m.r.m . on the other side state ov apprehension and sotto gli occhi tutti further darken the character, to then pave way for in ruins to finish the damage with it s ethereal, yet soul ripping guitar riffs. *** digital download code included ***
kicking off the dkmntl ufo series is esoteric techno stalwart peter van hoesen. the berlin based belgian dj and producer has attracted a dedicated following for his signature sound of ebm-tinged productions, and will continue to do so thanks to his distinctive take on how to inaugurate our new platform. from dystopian kinetic techno (‘cartesian taiko’) to an anarchic and dub heavy break beat jam (‘duet dub’), and from the rolling and hypnotic peak-time intensifier (‘p2me’) to synth-heavy seductive high tech soul (‘qaudra’): van hoesen casually wallops you round the back of the head with gargantuan bass vibes. dekmantel is adding a new series to their label called ufo. following the same-titled stage on the annual summer festival in amsterdam, the ufo releases focus on the same sound spectrum. in the forthcoming months, starting in may, ufo will be inaugurated by marcel dettmann, randomer, dj stingray, peter van hoesen, and voiski.
uprise audio has made a phenomenal impact since it first appeared in october 2012 and has exploded onto the scene with a multitude of chart-topping hits. raising the bar ever higher, uprise audio team up with wesc (the popular swedish fashion and headphone retailer) to deliver their first 12-track compilation album titled *live from the future*. each of the labels elite roster of well accounted artists have contributed their finest tracks to the project including the ceo himself, seven. limited edition of 500 copies 12 inch vinyl double packs, with a full art covered sleeve featuring 6 tracks from the compilation will be available. the vinyl packs will also come bundled with the full album on cd.
julien bracht kommt aus frankfurt am main und hat vor kurzem begonnen seine ersten produktionen zu veröffentlichen. seit frühester kindheit interessiert er sich jedoch für drums und live percussion und wenn man eines seiner live sets verfolgt wird man schnell merken, dass er diese fähigkeiten auch gekonnt nutzt indem er eine bandbreite verschiedener live drums in seine live sets integriert. die a seite >taiko< sorgte auf der timewarp im märz bereits für einigen trubel und wir sind sicher, dass man von julien in zukunft noch einiges an spannenden sounds und rhythmen hören wird. watch out