in the dust of idols is an album exploring mortality, existentialism & the dread one can feel in the face of an apparently meaningless world. the journey you embark on when trying to create meaning where there is perhaps none. these initial senses of dread can be brought about by the insignificance you feel in the face of greatness, where others have seemingly found meaning and purpose in the face of your own wavering path.
first terrace return with the second instalment of their split series, an ongoing project which sees the work of two artists illuminated in each others light. built on the acknowledgement that context alters perception, the light shone by the opposing track alters the shadow cast, the effect of the other. in answer to the forked road presented by fts001, we chose the quiet path
label friend jules heffner is doing his debut on terrace trips. -swamp- kicks off with some jungle sounds and a deep dotted bass line. guy from downstairs (gfd, robsoul) serves a smooth remix with a rolling morphing bass line and some crisp percussion hints. on the b-side -wharf- is with his flurry synths more like a fata morgana tearing you in some wet fantasies. a remix of this one is coming from anatol who just uses some synths from the original and a simple 303 bass line which turns the track in a more minimalistic direction you better use nobite on this one.
for release number 16 on de:tuned stefan robbers aka terrace steps up to the plate. the veteran and well-respected dutch producer from the city of eindhoven unleashes four brand new techno tracks with a strong detroit dna for the discerning dancefloors. it’s everything you’d expect from a terrace release: a crisp and warm analogue sound with plenty of melody and groove, dubby undertones and fat chords. the icing on the cake is the optical themed artwork created by designer openmind (aka strictly kev, dj food, ninja tune). as per usual matt colton from alchemy mastering reworked the source material to guarantee a flawless listening experience. this release will be available on 180 gram vinyl. a digital release will also be available from all the usual outlets. stay tuned!
first terrace records is honoured to present the beacon sound choir singing sunday songs - a project conceived by peter broderick and brought to life through collaborations with a number of portland-based individuals including david allred, holland andrews (like a villain), branic howard and heather woods broderick.
beacon sound choir is one of broderick’s most ambitious and avant-garde projects to date. utilising the harmonies of a 35 strong choir, sunday songs plays out with an almost religious undercurrent, the product of individuals inspired to commit a divine act of collaboration, recalling the rare splendour of a community in seamless alliance.
terrace trips is presenting their first release by anatol. terrace is a minimalistic positive house cut with some trippy synths which lets you fade away. james dexter (inermu/poker flat) comes up with a percussive and intelligent remix which always brings the crowd forward with his multiple kicks. samu rodriguez (serkal), moves the track in a more technoid direction and changes the mood to a darker atmosphere.
velvet portraits, a 2017 grammy nominee for best r&b album, is a wide ranging record with a common distinct style. with a core band of terrace martin on sax, curly martin on drums, brandon eugene owens on bass, and robert ‘sput’ searight on keys, velvet portraits also features appearances from kamasi washington, robert glasper, lalah hathaway, thundercat, rose gold, tiffany gouche, marlon williams and more. recorded in omaha nebraska and los angeles, velvet portraits portrays the evolution of martin as a player, producer, and a musician with a deep sense of history.
180 gram double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
auf seinem debütalbum arbeitet der britische ambient-experimentalist specimens einflüsse von alten und neuen noise-pionieren wie throbbing gristle, leyland kirby, k.leimer und ben frost ein. produziert wurde -sculptures- von lawrence english, labelbetreiber von room 40 und mastermind der drone/ambient-musikwelt.
a fresh new label from the netherlands, comes on the first vinyl with tracks by estroe (connaisseur superieur, 7th sign), warren fellow (some records) and terrace (eevonext, eevolute). this release is a detroit orientated three tracker with deep melodies and fine crispy beats..
in the box of karotte, adriano canzian (gigolo), daniel taylor, christopher just, hansen & dj daniel…! more dj reactions: 'like it very much!' - ewan pearson 'excellent! one of my sure top10!' – oliver huntermann, 'perfect afterhour sound! works very well!' – tobi neumann, 'very nice - right into my charts!' – mathias schaffhäuser, 'like all mixes, very good production!' – david duriez, 'i am really into the main mix!' – laurent garnier, 'one of my faves this month!' – funk d void, 'fantastic! play it a lot...!' – timo maas ,'right up my alley!' – m.a.n.d.y.
following on from the release of fba21 collected works 1996 -2017, which was released november 2017 matthew puffett decided to wrap up the project, with a handpicked selection of artists to remix key tracks from the compilation. amongst these figures are some significant influences on puffett s early years the set includes kirk degiorgio, whose reworking of ‘cross dissolve’ reimagines the track in full machine mode, serving up a slab of driving techno for the main room.
dj-kicks start 2018 in fine style with another vital entry into their long running series. the latest comes from swiss dj and producer deetron, and features an exclusive solo track as well as exclusive collaborations with steve spacek, jinadu and jamie lidell. as one of the other most famous musical exports from his swiss homeland, he has pretty much done it all from fabric and balance mix cds to running his own label, from essential albums like twisted and music over matter on music man records to club focussed 12”s on will saul’s aus music and french label circus company. after 20 years in the game, he is still in demand at key clubs around the world, and is sufficiently respected as to be able to call on big names like seth troxler, cooly g and ben westbeech for collaborations.
having become one of the uk’s most exciting acts over the past few years releasing their bass-heavy brand of garage and grime across labels like black butter and mta, my nu leng go back to their roots as they deliver their very first drum & bass ep. and as you’d expect from a duo who’ve been drawn in to remix the likes of naughty boy, rudimental and clean bandit, it’s big and it’s very, very clever.
dissonant is back with a very significant new signing, cardace & perazzini and their most complete artistic statement to the date displayed in two parts. noir jungle part i, sets the tone to this exciting project where the talented italian duo explores different dimensions, taking house and techno as basis to build up with amazing diversity a truly unique style on top of it
it’s time to touch music. it’s time to get your turntable ready! it’s time for ... wow! vinyl!
after hearing these tracks for the first time, we were certain that vinyl was the right format to release this ep. so here we are presenting our vinyl only release and who better to feature on this limited edition release than subb-an, with also a super remix from hector. some serious underground stuff in this wow! limited vinyl edition, with 2 original tracks on the a-side and hector’s remix on the b-side! high quality vibes delivered from all tracks using rhythms and vocals to create a very strong dance floor power!
*agraphobia* by la synthesis is considered by many as one of the most beautifully crafted string-driven techno tracks of all time. originally released in 1994 it has received somewhat of a legendary cult status. 21 years later it is now time to breathe new life into this essential track and make it available again for a new generation of electronic music enthusiasts. together with de:tuned, la synthesis handpicked some of their favourite producers to rework the original and the results are mind-boggling to say the least.
it gives us great please to present subb-an’s first solo release on 20/20 vision. since his joint release with adam shelton 4 years ago, we have been very keen to get him involved on a solo release and the time is now! since he arrived on the scene he has since gone on to become one of its biggest players, with a constantly jam-packed tour schedule and a loyal fan base. this is all down to his considered dj sets, and trademark groove & appeal that accompany all of his productions.
glesga toons very own cream mac-wearing whirling dervish returns to the dabj fold for his sophomore side. after the massively in demand *sulta selects vol. 1*, oor denis is back with his inimitable brand of hig-end rollers.
de:tuned was founded in 2009 by ruben boons and bert hermans. the pair first organised a series of old school techno parties in antwerp (belgium) before launching the record label in 2012. to celebrate 5 years de:tuned they now turn out a very special 5lp album featuring 21 tracks from some of the most respected names in the game. the album has its roots firmly in early/mid 90s techno and electronica, a style which de:tuned has always presented, and spans some 20 years of electronic music.
after the huge success of *say no more* featuring azari & iiis cedric at the beginning of the year, birmingham bred subb-an is back on board crosstown rebels to deliver yet another incredible release. *vapour trails* is a solid, driving club track with that distinct subb-an sound featuring highly captivating vocals from amsterdams the million plan. also directed straight at the dancefloor with a deep hypnotic breakdown, the *terrace dub* perfectly fits into the series of terrace remixes the talented producer has released lately. specifically requested as remixer by subb-an, legend matthew herbert delivers a completely new musical adaptation with fantastic use of the vocal that plays out as the track constantly evolves. on the b-side *oasis* leads with swinging grooves, progressing into prominent hats, a unique stabbing bassline and a trippy vocal from whitney fierce formerly of hercules & love affair.
presenting the evolution of in syncs undisputed uk techno classic, namely storm. in sync is of course lee purkis, co-founder of the legendary fat cat record store in london and a highly-respected figure among the early underground scene
chronicuality beats vol.1 brings the best of chrono s latest releases already played & supported by the following artist: miguel migs, mark farina, david duriez, brett johnson, luna city express, oxia, paco osuna, anthony pappa, him self her, inkfish, santos, wehbba, neverdogs, terry francis
subb-an is back with one of the most hyped tracks to land on crosstown rebels in recent times. a collaboration with cedric from azari & iii under new moniker s.y.f (starving yet full), say no more shows the wunderkind producer on a wholly satisfying song-based tip. a killer weapon for any peak-time dancefloor, its a bumpy infectious ride with a wonky edge - steeped in the soul of cedrics vocals rolling over immaculately crafted grooves
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big with sander kleinberg, someone else, gel abril, the dolphins, marc depulse. bolumar & necaa have a lot of things in common. they are both two young and very talented music producers. they are from valencia in spain. they are best friends. they are djs and they are loving house music
fresh from his tour around the globe alongside damian lazarus on the 10 years of crosstown world tour, subb-an has also been playing at the likes on panorama bar and dc10. he too is working on a single and album which is due to be released on crosstown soon
a sagittariun continues to explore the deeper shades of the electronic repertoire with the rapid ear movement ep featuring a remix from terrace (d-jax upbeats/eevolute). the mojo odyssey and the terrace remix cater for the feet whilst a lucid dream is a trip for the mind.
yousefs second complete artist album >a product of your environment< sets out to paint a technicolour picture of a dj long player, achieving the goal and in the process easily becoming yousefs finest work to date. it moves away from the usual process of a beat led project that has become so familiar among djs, the album is designed to be listened to from start to finish, a complete work.
this is the first of 2 vinyl eps handpicking tracks off the album on limited pressings.
second installment on colourful has tobias linden, orange muse returning with some serious summer heat. the terrace mix with it’s euphoric piano hook and vocal chants against a funky backdrop will be perfect for those late decadent summer nights. the basement mix is an altogether different affair, stripping all the elements, featuring a raw synth hook to build the tension. bouncy with prominent percussion this mix still carries the uplifting, spiritual feel of the terrace mix. stepping up to remix is none other than the beats maestro himself, mr. kenny dope. drawing on the past, adding a splash of new, kenny comes really fresh on this one. raw, dry beats, deep bass drops and a sax hook to match the vox snippets - this is one piece of fierce floor action! add to that an instrumental and the colorful year of 2011 is in full gear– what else do you need?