we present you the third release in our very successful collaboration series with roar groove and the revenge. straight after his new brilliant album when the thrill comes that was release in may this year graeme clark is back on dirt crew with four new gems. the opening, funky and twisting, times get tough is a deep rolling down tempo disco/ house stomper that builds into this ecstatic groove we got to love so much from his previous outings. pure good times and hands in the air action promised on this one! subconcious is that darker and meaner side of house track with a slammin chicago beat he delivers this old school jackin feel. big bass lines and soulful vocal samples tied together by on the fly drum patterns. the b-side of this new ep opens with an hypnotic jam that builds and builds till those sweet synths start soaring in. all carried by this ultra phat bass line, we can only imagine how this one will sound on a massive sound system! searchlight is def a highlight of this release. can we go even deeper and darker? oh yes! with come down we get a proper come down to close this ep. deep sub basses with floating tops and again that classic jack house beat. certainly a late night track made for those sweaty and long dj sets. summer is here and the revenge has the perfect soundtrack for hot and steamy nights, inside or on the open field!
radio slave’s colossal ‘the revenge’ track now gets expert remix treatment from klasse wrecks label head luca lozano. luca has also released on the likes of optimo, sex tags ufo and unknown to the unknown and brings a raw, acid tinged sound to his beats. as a performer lozano’s versatile dj sets span between raw house, cosmic disco and dynamic breakbeat selections, which is why he’s become a regular at key clubs across europe and tasteful festivals like houghton. his ‘how bow dis’ remix’ is solid and features wild old school flavours in its huge drum breaks, a monstrous bassline and dark filtered vocals. it bangs for seven superbly heavy minutes with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and will transform any club or warehouse into a writhing, sweaty mass in seconds. on the flip, his ‘how bow dah’’ version is based around elastic drums and rumbling bass while a loose synth line darts about up top. some distant synths bring a sense of serenity to the madness and so despite the physical impact of this one, it also has real emotion to it.
scottish producer & dj graeme clark aka the revenge releases his second album ‘when the thrill comes’ on his own roar groove imprint on 11th may 2018. ‘when the thrill comes’ is a demonstration of a producer achieving a point of maturity in their work, able to exercise a sense of restraint, to allow for their sound to have space. it is also the opportunity for the revenge to explore his own electronic music roots with a deeper pared-back sound more in touch with his earliest production experiences in house and techno.
the revenge is back at the controls for home taping!!! the scottish dj and producer kicked things off on the imprint back in 2009 with his forever in their debt release, which grabbed the attention of house djs around the globe. now he drops another timeless ep of killer house music on the imprint lost grooves part one demonstrating his musical depth and amazing production skills as he drifts effortlessly between jackin dancefloor trax, deep house grooves and looped up disco business. the result is a totally authentic and raw sounding homage to house music delivered by someone who has lived and breathed it over the last decade or so. home taping all night long!
never one to rest, our pal the revenge has been busy as always. his latest lp as 6th borough project find your rhythm recently dropped on roar groove, he created a beautifully delicate remix of auntie flos waiting for a (woman), had a change of scenery relocating from scotland to denmark and his collab ep with dirt crew, flush with nachtbraker remixes was one of our biggest records of 2016! amongst the action he’s taken the time and a more in yer face approach to write us his latest ep, a four-tracker of proper club tracks. every night brims with raucous disco energy. the french filter house reminiscent gems strings shimmer and funk horns hit heavy, a jam destined to wear holes in shoes. grit attends to the easy-going disco grooves we love so much from the revenge, plenty of shake and soul its overflowing with good-mood energy. b-side opener never learn gives us a glimpse of the darker end of the revenge’s spectrum. subby toms rumble, tweaked out synths bleep and slide and delayed key stabs shift the party into smoke hazed, underground rave mode. the closing track krokodille brings that bass n electro gritty booming sound! the acidic lead wraps around sturdy drums. straight forward with plenty of kick, what an ending to a high quality ep!
! ltd 50% deal!! the revenge continues to release forward thinking music on his very own roar groove label with the announcement of intimate connection – a double ep featuring all new tracks plus special ‘live dub’ recordings from title winning ‘love that will not die’.
most excellent unlimited is back with a homage to the primal roots of the dance floor, the disco break. this six-track, 12-inch ep gathers secret weapons from a diverse group of master re-editors who ve each provided their take on the venerable dj tool in the form of loops and grooves that will be welcome additions to the palettes of creative disc jocks everywhere. ranging from the minimal drum machine beats of daniel wang and alex from tokyo to the dramatic orchestration of tom noble s -samuel- and the whistle-laced afro disco of jacques renault (and a battle-ready acapella loop from danny krivit), most excellent breaks, beats & loops lives up to its name with a collection that pays respect to the lineage of the classic new york city edited break compilation.
we are proud to announce our first ever collab release with another label and above all, from one of our all time fave producers out there, the revenge. his label roar groove has become a household name for excellent deep dance floor excursions into dubbed out and disco fuelled house music and is the perfect fit for our vision of dance music.
DANCING IN OUTER SPACE (THE REVENGE & GREYMATTER REWORKS)
12" Vinyl UK26.02.16
2016 repress.. these reworks by the revenge (soul heaven, jisco music) & greymatter (mr bongo, unique uncut) present two unique interpretations of the original, the revenge strips the track down into one of his trademark slamming mid tempo grooves, whilst greymatter keeps it closer to the original but adds a new level of drama for the dance floor. side b introduces a new talent to the scene – krl. playing on samples and influences from the soul scene and restructuring and resurrecting them as modern dance floor bangers, krls tracks are already creating a big buzz. the massive recession beat has been in constant demand since its first initial promo airings and the storming remember (greymatter rework) is also set to do big things.
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2009 represents a decade in of making music for independent label five20east. to celebrate, they are bringing all of their artists together for a series of special releases. death on the highway is the first chapter in the story, showcasing their love for that pitched down house sound. death on the highway is a limited 12inch release featuring four original tracks from highly original producers including dj harri & the revenge, cronk family enterprises, andy ash and deep space orchestra.
after taking a short break house of disco records are back with a purpose. not content with the adding to the plethora of disco edit labels representing the genre they have opted to walk a more distinct path, determined to lean on originals or clever sampling as opposed to outright re-rubs. in this their twelfth release they recruit previous label-mate harry wolfman and compadre skinny love to provide three stunning dancefloor ready originals. the duo have certainly delivered on the brief and turned in three diverse and clever takes on what a modern disco track with a house soul can represent. on remix duties they have recruited a promising young producer kickflip mike, who has released on box aus holz as joschka seibt and paired him with experienced disco merchant the revenge who is responsible for some of the best remixes we know of, and he doesnt disappoint here with either remix.
with a bountiful career of singles and ep releases, alongside a host of collaborative and solo monikers spanning a staggering fifteen years, the revenge announces news of his long awaited full length debut album, love that will not die, scheduled for release in march 2015. the first release from the full length lp is three tracker incredible shellsuit
the revenge is at the helm for the first release of his new label roar groove. the body fusion ep continues to pair discos groove with the deeply contemplative musical roots that have earned him worldwide respect. the 4 featuring tracks fit between the lines of live electronics and more endearing deep slow burning club jams bringing inspiration from graemes pre-revenge band project.
jack fell down do it different. happy to be anonymous, they focus on the purity of their sound and the quality of their productions. stripped down and moody their house music really speaks for itself, especially on the dance floor. home taping maestro the revenge gets fully involved and delivers a truly astonishing piece of deep and driving underground house music. you need this in your collection!
culprit favourite and nyc wonder m a n i k returns with his second release for the label with >she watches me<, featuring a choice remix from the revenge.
few producers in underground dance music have had as prolifically dense an output as chris manik (m a n i k) over the last two years. he joins the-likes-of maya jane coles, maceo plex and subb-an, as an artist who seem to have unnerving quality control, making every one of their tracks count. no wonder then, that culprit was delighted for m a n i k to return for his second record on the label, and his first full original release since the acclaimed lp for ovum earlier this year. culprit scored another coup when m a n i k, who prefers for his original music to stand alone, agreed to have >she watches me< be remixed. the legendary graeme clark aka the revenge was a fitting choice for this rare occasion.
the catalog of pink stallone & joey washington singles continues with the arguable gem of their collaborative sessions, mine. the second daniele b & eddie mars co-production, mine exhibits the steady progression of the stallone sludge-funk thump, again fueled by gushing maturity and composure from washington vocals. eddie mars even delivers his own stunningly-authentic production of the stallone/washington sound, marking the first official mars rendition of pink stallone since his inception as a producer and member of the live group. with this comes two workouts by master of the deep the revenge who provides a stripped back timeless dub. one of those tracks that will still sound great in twenty years time. simple and effective with a hint of grandeur. finally wrapping things up are s.a.s (subb-an & adam shelton). following the bumping foot & mouth release earlier this summer we had to ask the boys to give there twist and they sure delivered. acid base and full throttle beats transform >mine< into a jacking dancefloor destroyer, be warned!
the revenge has quickly reached dizzying heights in recent years, conquering a style that escapes labeling and crowned the king of the edit.
this four track vinyl ep features tracks taken from his debut artist album titled >reekin structions< and each illustrates his talent for reinvention and reaffirms why he has become a spearhead for a new musical trend.
glaswegian producer, label owner and globe trotting dj graeme clark, aka the revenge, takes on holy ghost!s >say my name< – a song from the duos ep static on the wire that, in its original incarnation, is a lovely, smooth slice of electronic pop. the revenge re-models the single three times over, into a trio of distinct remixes all bearing his unmistakable signature. first up on the vinyl 12inch is the revenge remix, which starts out like a hollowed-out, hall-of-echoes version of its predecessor and then grows – bit by bit and synth by syth – into a gorgeous swirl. on the revenge instrumental, clark ups the disco ante, removing the vocal melody and replacing it with elements equally as compelling: a classic beat, synthesized strings, double handclaps, and an essential electric bassline
ltd 2010 repress !!! the second new jisco after a two year hiatus is the split between the revenge and 6th burough project. on the a-side >cadillac< is a stellar re-edit of hot chocolates >heaven is in the back seat of my cadillac< done in the usual jisco-slo-mo style. on the flip 6th burough project push things up a notch tempo-wise with a super-funky workout that just keeps building ending up in theo/moodymann territory. excellent stuff
the future disco series has quickly gained a reputation as being a compilation, where you are sure to find a cutting edge collection of the best in modern day disco. the series is now on its third outing >city heat< to be released on 31st may on cd as well as digital download. the very best of this album are transferred onto vinyl for an exclusive three track vinyl sampler. each track has never been released on vinyl before as well as featuring on the album itself.
space ranger comes from the stars. the trio based in stuttgart have a wide experience and an unlimited love for music. in their previous disguises they have done remixes for the likes of kool & the gang, sugababes and kurtis blow, but now they are absolutely focused on this new project. space is the place. he three members their dj careers in late 80s / early 90s and they are strongly influenced by the deep club sound of those days. combining sophisticated production skills, a huge range of analogue equipment and a long-term experience of what works on dance floors around the world they know how to move the crowds. by accessing to samples taken from a huge collection of old-school dance, disco and soul records they are creating the distinctive and sophisticated house and disco sound of today
the revenge return to hometaping to expertly rework their debut release on the label. the awesome >forever in their debt< got props and heavy rotation on a variety of floors, so its time for round two ! a duo of seriously dancefloor friendly versions, the first >pitched down mix< fuses the early house-inspired vibes of the original version with a slo mo jacking disco feel that will work for disco divas and househeads alike. this version featured on his recent resident advisor dj mix and its release has been heavily anticipated. while on the flip things hit an all together more carl craig inspired deep warehouse vibe that will definitely move your body. two top workouts that will rule the floor! press play and feel the rhythms!
jaffa surfa is a well known dj in hungary with a strong and long aritstic background where music has always been the main part of it.. hes done already releases on universal vibes, devoted and off, showing a great variety of styles into his productions. we have been strucked by his track >diskoz< and his strong disco vein! this track is a magic mixture of techno house elements dropped into our immmaginary view of 80s electronic uncontaminated disco.
tracks by labelhead mathias schaffhäuser & xhin (meerestief) plus remixes by sub statics falko brocksieper, masuki and treplec. supported and played by luciano, italoboyz, gabriel ananda, adam beyer, martin eyerer, minz, bleed (de:bug), pawas
our man ryo murakami sends over the next transmission in his exciting and growing catalogue of productions. always inspired by the raw and soulful sound of chicago and new york, this next ep puts forward his vision and continuation of this timeless house feeling. lead track >just for this< is a wonderful celebration of heavy slow motion house. classic house references and even a few classic samples meet in a dirty, deep ride into the tweaked out and extended vibes of the late night people. a journey through the city of house, a perfect refl ection of the times, bringing warmth and light in a once colder world. graeme clark aka the revenge, a fi gure who has enjoyed much success with his deviant disco sound, steps up for remix duties - and a fi ne job he does too! building his mix from the bare bones, adding a little more pace and forward momentum, his version is also tightly bound within the roots of emotional, deep vibes house. this is an outstanding remix - functional, clear and fully devoted to the classic sound. on the b side a mysterious original, >untitled<, sees ryo pushing things a little further still. the energy levels climb higher and higher as this modern hypno-houser phases and pulses upwards over nearly 8 minutes of jacking, sample laden freshness. we love to visit ryos house, where everybodys welcome and theres smiles all round
take the lead singer of one of the best live dance acts on the scene today, a producer who is being lauded by everyone from steve bug to dimitri from paris and a classic song that hasnt gone away for over twenty years and you have all the ingredients for a great record to end 2009.
the revenge is a hottest new producer on nu disco-house scene came from glasgow. his past release on jiscomusic,instruments of rapture, delusions of grandeur are already huge. this debut release on mule musiq have his deepest two new songs. a side is a hi-tek deep chicago house sound with male vocal and b side is a dark house sound.
prolific croatian, ilija rudman steps up to bat for the 4th instalment in the instruments of rapture series. night people is a faithful nod to those early extended house versions that we all cherish so much. all vintage drum sounds, dubbed out vocals and classic warehouse piano. remixes come from the revenge who gets deep and dubby for his spaced out midnight mix and 6th borough project who get heavy on the rinse for their tracked out, jacked up love rub.
home taping is killing music is a fresh new imprint that is all about a return to house music. producer of the moment the revenge (instruments of rapture/jisco music) kicks things off for the label in fine style with the stunning >forever in their debt<. a homage to the house producers that have influenced them and the artists whose samples have continued to drive house music forward expertly channeling the spirit of early chicago warehouse music, but with a modern production twist that truly captures that classic sound, but packs enough punch to wipe the floor with most of its peers. on the flip, maverick producer and dj red rack em (tirk/untracked/deep freeze) takes the track on a road trip to detroit, and produces a deep, moody and atmospheric version which brings to mind the work of pepe bradock and theo parrish. two sides, two flavours. both 100% house
since the 1970s dc la rues music has been an inspiration to many in the disco, hip hop and house music fraternities and his tracks have been heavily sampled and re edited by dj legends like greg wilson...
hot on the heels of phonica records inaugural release comes a new 12inch on the label from jc freaks, with a very special remix from the revenge. jc freaks is the duo of anthea nzekwu and werner niedermeier. like hector, who helmed phonica 001 with ben bryant, anthea is phonica through-and-through, working behind the counter at the london store. an award-winning dj, she produces with werner as jc freaks and has already released two acclaimed 12inchs on mojuba offshoot wandering. dub praise is a sultry, funked-up assault on the dancefloor, incredibly direct and immediate but full of subtle modulations and dub chords. theres a jacking, almost boompty feel to the track, but the blissed-out vocal snippets, rich synth-tones and burbling acid licks give it a timeless, rolling quality beyond that. this is seriously addictive stuff. on the flip theres a remix from the revenge, aka graeme clark. phonica have been huge fans of clarks releases on labels like jiscomusic and instruments of rapture over the years, both solo and as part of 6th borough project. here he reimagines dub praise as a deep disco track which is all spaced-out percussion, breezy keys and low-slung bass but has real character and intensity to it. so it is that the eponymous label run out of londons best electronic music store continues its march on the worlds dancefloors and dj-boxes - with a 12 inch of hypnotic house class that fizzes with ideas and, more than anything, groove
legendary sub club resident harri, teams up with fellow glaswegians and justifiably hyped producers the revenge to cook up this stripped back and relentless raw house joint. already a massive cut for a select few djs serviced well upfront, this track has cropped up on more than a few most wanted lists. its thundering main hook driven along with fierce percussion and a simmering tension that seems set to boil over never fails. the dub mix swaps the ferocious claps for a haunting bell tone, paving the way for a tripped out excursion 20.000 leagues under. vera completes the 12inch with her hypnotising tribal groove punctuated with rising synths that offers a lighter, brighter take on the original.
delusions hits the spot once again with number 3, this time highlighting the production skills of a certain zepp001. the seattle based disco obsessive has been leaking out high class edits over the years under a dizzying array of deliberately forgettable pseudonyms but feels the time is right to push his original tracks. who better then to make these beauties available for you discerning djs than delusions of grandeur. dont sleep is a dark, brooding groover with throbbing bass, cute cuica fills and intense strings that lalo schifrin would be proud of. a real heavy mood setter and as good an introduction to the sound of zepp001 as you re likely to need. next up we have the mighty revenge in for remix duties on dont sleep. the much hyped master of the edit keeps the vibe of the original well and truly in place but opts for an even more stripped back approach leaving all the space for crisp claps, slowly building strings and bowel wobbling bass. flip over for giraffe, a more upbeat affair where the filtered keys come to the fore and things steer in a hyped up deep house direction. show your luv...
the enclave of both established artists and fresh undiscovered talent whose shared passion of deep underground detroit influenced house and disco are reflected in the quality output you will come to expect from the label. franc spangler, the revenge, zepp001, john daly, alpha child, 6th borough project, tuccifunk and pezzner are just some of the producers creating their work with tender loving care for delusions. dog01 will be setting the standard with the soul part ii from craig smith & the revenge. these boys are currently riding a wave of successful releases, mainly in the form of their disco and boogie edits under their 6th borough project guise on instruments of rapture. here we see them move into original production territory with a bass heavy slice of brooding and grooving floor friendly house but with their own unique twist. tempos are kept low, drums are kept live sounding and the subtle italo synth lines all ensure this track keeps true to their roots in disco. for their 6th borough project dub they dive head first into a slowly building, drum and percussion heavy workout which has a beautiful tension to it. this is music for small basements with big sound systems. finally we have john dalys beautiful interpretation where he opts for a blissed out, understated and hypnotic sound that wraps you up in layers of warm, echoing synths whilst the groove chugs along masterfully. a true mood setter or after hours classic
the second release from the revenges strictly limited label imprint instruments of rapture brings 6th borough project back to cement their edit credentials. clocking in at 98bpm, do it to the max is some heavyweight, slo mo, sleaze funk, which seems set to trouble the bassbins and double the dancefloor. the flip sees the long awaited vinyl release of their soaring disco diamond, just a memory which was previously only available on 6th borough projects ultra rare l.e.s.s. productions cd promo. the finale takes the revenge back to revisit 6th borough projects jisco music nugget planets for a stripped back special 12inch disco version.
following last years acclaimed curse of soft rocks album, esp invites you to revisit said masterpiece from an alternative entry - a robust compilation of remixes. each track is wildly re-contextualized leaving us with a beautifully obtuse yet complimentary rendering. the personnel employed range from household names like andrew weatherall and justin vandervolgen to lesser-knowns, all varying in style and technique - such is the ethos of soft rocks and furthermore, the esp institute itself. we consider the curse of soft rocks and the revenge of soft rocks to be pivotal mordern works of art.