slices of life celebrates the 10th release with a two-part vinyl compilation: sol10.1 and sol10.2! for the 10th release label owner barbara preisinger is gathering seven unreleased tracks on two seperate 12inches, by previous slices of life artists as well by producers who have a relationship to the label through frindship, events and personal support. each track presents the personal unique style of its producer, but all have a feeling for warm sounding organic house grooves in common, what slices of life stands for since the beginnings in 2009. on the first 12inch, sol10.1 the mole, baaz and john tejada excite us with an extension of their previous slices of life repertoire with 3 further timeless pieces of house music: trippy and soulful (come on kid), deep and percussive (fitzy), minimal and playful (how i used to). dana ruh celebrates her debut at slices of life with out of ada20: an upbuilding sunrise track carried by a driving beat and thrilling string lines. november 9th 2018 the 2nd part, sol10.2 will follow with exclusive tracks by dj deep, cab drivers und oscar schubaq.
full cover artwork. lovely the mole debut on meander. sun-infused, jacking and swinging house cuts with a very intuitive flow. in the past few years the canadian born, berlin based producer released a string of exceptional releases for labels like slices of life, perlon, musique risquee, wagon repair and his own maybe tomorrow. includes a remix from romanian genre-bending project amorf (vlad caia, mischa blanos and cristi cons). in 2017 amorf released their acclaimed debut album on understand, the label from cezar lazar
PEACE MONARCHY (AMORF REMIX)(180 G VINYL / LTD HAND MADE SCREEN PRINTED EDITION)
12" Vinyl D28.07.18
180gram vinyl. first 200 copies come with limited hand-made screen printed sleeves (silver-white color on brown recycled sleeves), all further copies with full cover artwork. lovely the mole debut on meander. sun-infused, jacking and swinging house cuts with a very intuitive flow. in the past few years the canadian born, berlin based producer released a string of exceptional releases for labels like slices of life, perlon, musique risquee, wagon repair and his own maybe tomorrow. includes a remix from romanian genre-bending project amorf (vlad caia, mischa blanos and cristi cons). in 2017 amorf released their acclaimed debut album on understand, the label from cezar lazar
LATE NIGHT STUDIO MOVES EP (THE MOLE REMIX)(180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D25.06.18
as a dutch label, were proud supporters of the homegrown sounds of guys like nachtbraker, frits wentink and fouk. adding another dutchie to our list of exquisite producers, we present you pitto with his debut on heist recordings. pitto is a musically omnipotent creature, venturing into deep house with the underground hit richklap on wolfskuil back in 2012 and dreamy electronic pop with his album breaking up the static on sonar kollektiv and virgin. he has also moved beyond producing his own music, running studio stekker, a dutch music festival that focused on freeform creative interactions between musicians where the artists performing on the festival locked themselves up a week in advance in kytopia (colin benders synth paradise) to make new music together. through this, hes worked with people like kyteman, matthew johnson, sebastian mullaert and colin de la plante, better known as ‘the mole, who is also present on pittos heist debut with a remix. the ‘late night studio moves ep is one of varied styles, where pittos inspiration from african music, jazzy and soulful samples becomes evident. he finds his ‘funk in repetition, clever sample combinations and combining electronic and live elements in the most organic way. ‘late night studio moves finds its basic groove in an african percussive loop.
here to hell is an australian label project conceived by the presets’ kim moyes, and revolver resident dj mike callander. this, the second release on the label is their first original work as zero percent
the new ep from montreal/berlin based label parages music is a collection of deep and percussive jams from jonattan levingstone. a well balanced ep, where the groove is constent with diverse influences from afro elements, dub techno and detroit house. on the flip side,>billie< is a deep house stunner with detroit style keyboards, subtle tribal elements and >secret, not so secret< soulfull vocal sample that will get stuck in your head for hours ... contributing to the ep, is canadian house prodigy, the mole, working a robotic and groovy remix of >billie<.
ddms is the combination of 4 prolific producers: deadbeat, dewalta, mike shannon & the mole. previously this combination has appeared on haunt records releasing a two part series in 2013 to critical acclaim. part two of tin tin’s rocket features mixes from the mole and deadbeat.
i try to perform as honestly as possible — the soundbite borrowed from late dancer dudley williams for this record s second track could have been uttered by the mole himself. it s this candor that has allowed us to bear witness to a very marked and very audible transition from his days as a producer in montreal to becoming a part of the berlin scene. and what we have here is one result of that very explicit sonic metamorphosis. de la planet is our dyslexic subject s third studio album, one that stays true to his ethos of weird above all in the best possible sense. and yet it feels like something distinctly new. tapping his enormous reservoir of vinyl and sampling the odd film have acted as complement to the jaw-dropping arsenal of synthesizers at de la plante s disposal—a battery of machines he s been quietly improving his skills on during the past few years. or not so quietly, perhaps. the man himself would probably say -i m coming out of the woodshed-, and go off on a tangent about sonny rollins and his saint of a wife. but that s a story for another sheet.
circus company and the mole have long been making eyes at each other across the same crowded dancefloor. colin de la plante?s primary project is synonymous with the off-kilter corner of house music we like to spend our time dancing in, and the labels he releases on are close cousins of the circus troupe. from wagon repair to philpot, musique risquee to perlon, it?s a wonder that we haven?t worked together previously, but finally that?s been put right with little sunshine. stripped back, understated disco grooves have always been the bread and butter of the mole?s sound, while infectious, cyclical melodic patterns are equally important in making his unique version of house music. on the title track, those elements are presented with full force, but in between the driving rhythms linger the most gorgeous keys, bringing a mellow introspection to the track as a neat counterpoint to the energy of the drums and arpeggios
wow. now we re talking, all time classic material right here from the strictly archives. the legendary man of many hats armand van helden dropped this almighty, hypnotic slab of deepness under his mole people guise in the mists of 1995. a total deep house classic indeed. dreamy, driving, dubby, hypnotic, narcotic - it has it all. super long tracks, for the dj s to work and for the dancers to get fully lost in. break night is colossal, this one will literally transport the dance-floor to another dimension, guaranteed. sounding as fresh and as relevant as ever. timeless. ocean on the flip steps up the toughness factor with some super hard, swingin nyc drumz, but it still has that otherworldly edge that the a-side drenched us in previously. a near perfect record here, made available again, undoubtedly this will win a new legion of fans it s that good! this one s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster, featuring both cuts, unedited, as per the original release way back when. essential stuff here. do not sleep.
sov is glad to welcome aboard the new family member for it’s 12th cat. the mole is a canadian artist known for his music boutique interpreting elements of disco, jazz, hip hop and funk. since this kind of game is also the core of our soul, we are happy to present 4 special tracks from him.
the snooze fest is over and we’re back in the saddle with the first output from colin la plante aka the mole aka half owner of this imprint. he’s been touring up a storm and playing out a lot of new music we’re excited to share with you this year.
spicy noodles are something colin thinks everyone can love…not one at a time…but by the bowl.
this four tracker definitely shows off “new directions” for the mole – nothing too outlandish mind you, but the path he chose with the title and crowd favourite “gelb grun blau” definitely has these tracks leaning towards the centre of a dj sets vs. beginning or end…spiralling kick drums with a fine grind blend of digital synths, analog synths, drum machines and the occasional samples here. vape-house anyone?
the closer “back in the studio game” is a beatless one created just for the sunrises of your life.
SUNDAY GREY EP (ART DEPARTMENT / THE MOLE NMD REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.04.17
the much lauded no.19 music serves up another excellent all canadian affair for its next ep:behind it is producer & label co-owner nitin, with remixes from live specialist the mole and labelboss jonny white aka art department who serves up his own hypnotic take on things.no.19 music has been going back to its roots recently, bringing to the fore a steady stream ofincredible underground music from torontos sons & daughters. 2016 closed out with thestandout single, full circle from art department in collaboration with ad/d, seeing supportacross the board for the return of jonny whites much loved moniker. however it is the longstanding partnership of white & nitin that is the true central pillar of the no.19 story, and its thelatter that offers up here what is almost certainly his most impressive work to date
transmitting out of birmingham and representing the cream of the sleek tech house crop, adam shelton s one records continues to forge valuable connections with the global scene while staying true to the label s roots. shaun reeves and tuccillo have been doing their thing for long enough to know how to throw down a surefooted deep groover, and that s just what you get with -smile-. meanwhile the mole does a sterling job of working some complex percussion into the bones of the track and creating a hypnotic, understated version that will appeal to the freakier end of the floor.
repress !! following 2013s fantastical heat crime, tim further explores his unique take on house music with two original tracks which make stylistic nods to the past but lead us elatedly to a place of uncommon and personal vision. on the a side we have squiggles, a late night piece of tentacled whimsy. a joyful frolic in a fishy stream under the stars and in the japanese garden of your soul. like u want me 2 is a missive from yearning loins to a beloved recipient, whilst were both on earth in these fleshy suits.
180g vinyl only. >pourquoi pas< is the french for >why not<. why not such a title. why should we not break the boundaries of established genres of electronic music in an orgasm of modern psychedelic experimentations and grooves, and come back to the roots of our sexy house music all in one single record. why shouldn t we have the mole on the remix duty. why wouldn t this record be dedicated to our brothers refugees, we are one people. pourquoi pas!
following 2013s fantastical heat crime, tim further explores his unique take on house music with two original tracks which make stylistic nods to the past but lead us elatedly to a place of uncommon and personal vision. on the a side we have squiggles, a late night piece of tentacled whimsy. a joyful frolic in a fishy stream under the stars and in the japanese garden of your soul.
a new label is born, based in london discobar introduces their first release, produced by odd soul, a dear friend of theirs. spending many nights producing music in his studio, this french artist has finally become ready to showcase his talent. this ep is based on three light-hearted, trippy loops and original tracks. on top of this, the mole has added his authentic classy touch to remix odd souls work. this really is a family affair which is not to be missed.
new 4 track ep from moscow based analogue genius chizh (previous releases on anton zaps ethereal sound and plus seven records). 4 track ep of acid flavored house tracks of varying tempo, but always melodic. two originals plus two incredible beauty remixes from the mole (perlon, internasjonal, ostgut ton, philpot, slices of life) and anton zap (underground quality, quintessentials, apollo/r&s). mastered by kuniyuki takahashi.
following up releases on tsuba and djebalis label, mr ks delivers *da season ep*, a balmy concoction of palpable atmospheres and infectious low-end grooves backed up by an acapella and a thoroughly contorted revision from the mole and hreno. make no mistake, this is straight-up dancefloor sleaze that makes you wanna take your shirt off. viva la clown! just jack will eat your head!
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.
so here s the second maybe tomorrow me and jon are pretty happy about this the theme s the same, all about sharing seeing as the music will do a better job of explaining itself than i will, i ll let it do the talking and i hope you enjoy this as much as we do.
marco freivogels first solo release provides a fresh direction for this seasoned producer. marco will already be known to those in the techno world for his live project exercise one, with his partner of 10 years ingo gansera.
2 hypnotic house tracks with the the moles typical twisted disco atmosphere. back in the early 2000s colin de la plante developed a very unique language as producer, which he has constantly continued, perfected and varied until today. no matter if the moles productions made a move towards techno, minimal house or deep house: his great love for disco music always shines through in a very distinctive way, sometimes very obvious, sometimes hidden in the background. the 2 tracks that will be released on slices of life presents the moles hypnotic and amazing paranoid disco side.
the two part makers series is the result of a bourbon fueled studio jam involving four prolific producers, using an array of gear ranging from a modular synth to a farfisa organ. throw in a 6 part saxophone harmony, shake, stir, record and there you have it. makers.
dear you, so why am i starting a label? i guess i am trying to centralize my output. give it all some kind of unity. my friend jon berry (who works at kompakt and is running the label with me) has been bugging me for ages to do it and now seems the time. i ve had a great run thus far with all my buddy s labels, and i dont think i will stop as long as they still want me. but for the time being it made sense somehow that i do my own thing. give it a name - maybe tomorrow - and a face - vinyl.
the mole graces haunt music and this plane of existence with yet another sonic connection to the deepest corners of the ether house reality. a subtle combination of forgotten vinyl moments, childhood memories and modular synth alchemy. deep… yes.. yes!
new kanada welcomes the mole back into the fold with a heavy image two-tracker from deep in the forest. the slo-mo a-side “dog river” is heavy and raw and dripping with calcified disco echoes. tweaking distant bass, tugging percussion and psyched vocal loops. a serious main-floor builder. on the b-side, colin gets tougher and darker and crafts a potential blackout bomb. grinding pads mix with a morphing bassline to form a dubbed out late-night track - made for the mix.
charted by ernesto ferreyra. this ep is inspired by an egg dropping contest that was held at the hotel vancouver when i was a kid. all maner of apparatus were designed to help the eggs land safely after falling the 17 floors. all failed but one. parachutes malfunctioned. ballons drifted into obstructions. wings collasped. the winner: a jar of molasses. the egg was pushed into the center of a large jar full of the thick liquid and the jar was thrown over the side. the jar broke on the street below leaving the egg safe and sticky. i was once told that all jokes come from prison. i often think of those doing time while trying to remember some play on words like - whats the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom?..... - though that is one of redd foxxs gems i have a new joke i have yet to use - upon exiting a bathroom, regardless of its particular plumbing, tell the owner that you think their bidet is broken
the mole has been burrowing tunnels in electronic music circles for many years. based in montreal, he became known through releases on matthew jonsons wagon repair, collaborations with the label head and a consequential solo album for them. he performs with 5 turntables no less and appeals as much to the lovers of disco as to lo-fi electronica all the way to straight edged house heads and non-conformist jazz lovers.
the mole cooks up two slow burners for the warm northern nights. >nervous disid< emerges from somewhere between bobby konders and that old dance mania b-side you always want to play - but never have the nerve. thick fuzzy kicks, and jacked up toms - result in a heavy techno disco jam for the mixers and lovers.
>secret mummy< is a slo-mo romp into colins secret cookie factory, flavors are tough, fierce, and popping. 9 minutes of organico-inspired house music mixed with forgotten disco horns and old rusted cowbells.