deluxe limited vinyl 2lp , * truth is a beautiful thing* the follow up album to london grammars critically acclaimed, platinum selling debut µif you waitã. includes the singles µrooting for youã, µbig pictureã and title track µtruth is a beautiful thingã.
purism welcomes romanian minimal house upstart mihai popescu to the table, following the promising producer s run of hotly tipped singles on his own soulsity label. the groove is crisp and infectious on opening cut -do watcha feeel,- which makes great use of a looped up melodic phrase and choice vocal snippets for a quintessential house throwdown. -mixed moods- is no less floor-ready, but its delicate, shimmering keys add a seductive quality that s impossible to resist. -midnight insp- takes a heads-down, tracky approach on its run in, but by the latter half opens up to reveal a gorgeous, swirling bath of chords. -aritmethixx- provides contrast for the ep s closer, keeping the beat stripped back and using haunting flecks of sonic decoration that wouldn t sound out of place on a horror inc track
another outstanding jazz fusion release for dynamite cuts. limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by alice babs and nils lindberg s orchestra. both tracks ‎,taken from the “music with a jazz flavour” lp, <br / >dynam7019 track a1 – “been to canaan” – this amazing jazz-fusion vocal has stood the test of time always in demand. never before pressed and released as 45. a massive dancer and a must have release. track b2 – “it don’t mean a thing if it aint got the swing” – this famous jazz standard covered by many different artists, but with alice she makes it her own, backed up by the nils lindberg’s orchestra <br / > 1x45 vinyl release with full colour sleeve vinyl: x 500 only very limited
having hallmarked their success through their ability to showcase the hottest talents in dance music, whilst being renowned for curating some of the finest compilations over the years, londons finest party collective, future disco now offers a warm welcome to gimbrère to the imprint. the young dutchman steps up to the plate with his heavy weighted disco weapon, a thing, seeing ava regular jordan on the remix duty. kicking things off, gimbrere teases with a series of sweet melodic disco grooves under a booming range of 808 kicks, slowly sweeping off the filters to let the passionate vocal howls let loose and tear through the speakers. coupled with thunderous crashes and well deserved breakdowns, this track is without a doubt some real peak time business from the flying dutchman. on the flipside, jordan lays one down for the early hours, switching up the beat into a trashy hi-hat affair, making room for a wobbly old school bass and synthline to playfully glide along with the sam-ple hooks. two completely different, yet equally as satisfying cuts, rounding off what is yet again an-other quality release from the future disco crew.
following the release of “all my dreams / innocence” last month, today róisín murphy unveils the second pair of tracks in her series of four scintillating 12”singles produced by maurice fulton and shared across consecutive months this summer through the vinyl factory. having taken control of all aspects of her work in recent years, murphy delivers yet another amazing vision with a series of films to go along side her new music. filmed over a two day residency in london’s the store x, the “plaything” video follows “all my dreams” from moloko onwards, murphy has always gravitated towards a deep groove. but here, with baltimore maverick musician/producer/dj maurice fulton, she s gone and made some of the most hip-twitching, pleasure-centre-stimulating music of her life. and it s being released in the only correct way for sounds so intimately connected to the dancefloor: on a series of 12” singles, with stunning graphics from portuguese new yorker bráulio amado.
there is a memory of a forgotten past, or an unknown future. that momentary seed of thought of a time where the unearthly and the spiritual reigned supreme. an abundant force of the senses , linking to the deeper paths of consciousness. where our roots merged and linked with the universal network of thought. where magic and mystery where not seen as illusion, but a treasure of collective inspiration. captured in the now and the endless, the same and the opposite intertwined, the light and the dark. the thing with five eyes is jason kohnen’s phoenix rising from his previous disassembled ‘darkjazz’ projects the kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble and the mount fuji doomjazz corporation. the continual journey into unknown musical territories. ‘noirabesque’ is that current day journey into those worlds that have been or are still to come. a boundless universe. on this adventure kohnen is accompanied by algerian / french singer leila bounous, who perfectly adds the oriental and mystical vocal timbre to the album. pressing on 180 gram double vinyl, housed in full coloured sleeve.
180gr pressing incl dl -* truth is a beautiful thing* the follow up album to london grammars critically acclaimed, platinum selling debut µif you waitã. includes the singles rooting for you, big picture and title track truth is a beautiful thing.
we open 2018 with a soulful and fluffy masterpiece by the italian genius broke one. musically located somewhere in between max graef, 4hero and clifford gilberto -this thing called reality- is a perfect example for the successful marriage of jazz, soul and house. the narrative and highly elaborated 4-tracker, once again pressed on 555 individually colored vinyls, pushes the wonky-house-benchmark a little higher. in beautifully diversified arrangements broke interweaves deep and jazzy soundspheres with clubby, high energetic sections – a 12″,,, multi-purpose tool for club use and home application. bigbait027 is the last edition of our random-color series. each of the 555 records is individually colored, colors tend from orange to yellow, shift between blue, red, green and white.
2018 repress , 1per customer , balkan vinyl label bosses posthuman on a serious acid house tip here. title track it’s a house thing rolls along with a deep 303 bassline and lush juno 106 pads set against vocal snippets and clattering drum machines. mark archer (of altern 8 / nexus 21) ups the tempo with his remix and twists the acid some more, all 909 drums on a classic techno vibe. try again gets heavier and dirtier with snarling 303’s and breakbeats, while the ep closer b-loop is a proper dx bassline jacker, full of juddering rave stabs and tom-toms. vinyl only
piano-house bomb alert! the mysterious joe cleen joins the jazz cabbage troops with care while it lasts, a compact, euphoric & funky dancefloor tune, ygt adds their jazzy touch on the a2, while on the flipside pink is for all the madvillain fans that wished they could infuse that vibe into their set. finally strip steve endorses the larry levan / todd terry role to shine a new summer / hands in the air / garden house light to pink. overall a colourful and dancefloor oriented release! support from: the black madonna, deetron, honey dijon, savile, gene farris, kyodai, danny tenaglia, garrett david, joris voorn, catz n dogz, totally enormous extinct dinosaur, tiefschwarz, tensnake, michael serafini, cottam, mark archer, luke solomon & detroit swindle
following the hypnotic ‘what’s in your head’ ep in 2016, archie hamilton returns to moscow records with his first solo ep on the imprint since the release last year. since finishing 2016 with a place in ra s top 100 djs poll, he’s been touring the world, had a summer residency at amnesia and released another massive ep on fuse. an integral part of the stellar ascent of the brand, and founder at tastemaker label initiatives moscow records, moss co. and arkityp, he is an artist very much in control of his rise. the record opens with confusion, an out and out anthem which has been tearing up dance floors across the globe all summer. a trademark bassline drives the track forward as stabs build, tight percussion cuts through and a repeating vocal enters. then when the track drops it shifts the mood completely, causing any dance floor to bump uncontrollably. dos equis is something different altogether. minimalistic percussion and a tight sub lay the foundations for a funky bass guitar line. warming pads meet rhodes keys and out of nowhere a beautifully subtle vocal line appears. as the track breaks down, a mind bending synth line takes the listener out of their state of reflection. the title track on the flip is a classic piece of groovy hamilton weaponry. a positive mood that bounces along to a whispering voice in the background. the track develops as lush chords permeate the groove, soaking the dance floor in the last of the summer sun to create a euphoric crescendo.
from the opening bars of this debut album you instantly just know it’s going to deliver the tunes, and it doesn’t let up until the last note. the allergies’ modus operandi is taking vintage sounds and reshaping them for modern dance floors, and they go about it with style.
effortlessly fusing funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breaks, dj moneyshot and rackabeat provide the perfect brand of feel-good, energetic ear candy that will leave a smile on your face and give you happy feet. but that’s not all..., they have teamed up with some top mc’s in hypeman sage and blurum13, as well andy cooper of long beach’s world-renowned rap group, ugly duckling.
the 3rd lp in the series air afrique records presents is a journey which leads more to club-tracks. it starts with an uprising afro-track performed by the camroun rapper the tale (a.k.a. zeegee) in pidgin english. the last track of the a side is a tribute to the fast techno-like style funana which is very popular on cabo verde islands. the b-side is going straight into tropical bass and ends with an pure simple straight foreward electro-tech track.
parallels is the fourth full album released under jason chung’s distinctive moniker, nosaj thing. masterfully dimensional, parallels represents the acclaimed los angeles-based electronic producer/composer/performer’s most diverse, vital work yet. as such, chung sees parallels represents a kind of redemptive rebirth. the album’s compellingly elusive, uncategorizable sonics developed out of what he terms a personal & musical “identity crisis.” according to chung, working with a group of collaborators on parallels that combined both longtime friends and new creative partners added “new energy which pushed me not to limit myself. everything felt fresh and alive.” chung is known specifically for his innovative, unexpected musical pairings: kid cudi hit up on nosaj thing via his myspace page in 2006, resulting in chung producing cudi’s autobiographical classic “the man on the moon.” kendrick lamar flowed over nosaj’s ethereal boom bap to create the youtube gem “cloud 10”, chance the rapper, meanwhile, freaked a nosaj beat for his 2013 breakout masterpiece “paranoia” and appeared on nosaj thing’s previous lp, 2015’s fated. chung and blonde redhead vocalist kazu makino are also longtime creative partners on each other’s work, her voice appears on parallels as an otherworldly spirit animating the icily ‘80s-synthetic “how we do.”
the real thing (1989) turned out to be faith no mores most aptly named record as it presents the bands most revered line-up. mike patton on vocals proved a massive improvement on their previous singer. added at the last moment to complement a set of strong, funky songs, he joined roddy bottum on keys, jim martin on guitars, bassist bill gould and mike bordin on drums. the hit single epic proved to be just that, and is one of the most recognizable faith no more songs in their repertoire
vor gut vier jahren debütierten london grammar mit ihrem album »if you wait«, mit dem sie in ihrer heimat großbritannien bis auf platz zwei der charts kletterten.
ein geheimtipp ist das trio also schon lange nicht mehr, ein tipp aber ganz bestimmt. das liegt an ihrem einzigartigen mix aus electronica, trip-hop und indie-pop, den sie 2017 sogar noch perfektioniert haben: auf ihrem neuen album »truth is a beautiful thing«.
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robo arigo is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist from nigeria’s ogun state. a founding member of pogo ltd, he played bass, guitar and organ on both their albums and plays all kinds of instruments, including cowbell, on sexy thing too. one listen to the record, however, (and a quick look at the back of the cover), and it’s pretty clear that playing bass is where robo’s heart lay. especially when he gets to slap it.
an incredible, funked-out live show and production team with their own modern take on boogie, philly soul, and ny disco. xlr8r the possé are a new face to many people. the five piece run by andrew elston and ross ferraro is comprised of veterans from all over australia’s music scene. after a year of knuckling down in the studio and a string of sold out shows they’ve boiled down their favourite influences into an in-credible, raw, funked out live show and production team. watch out for the posse’s debut ep, our thing, featuring contributions from andrew elston (phy-sique/toni toni lee/catcall), ross ferraro & jarrol renaud (the goods), michael di francesco (touch sensitive/van she) and nz jazz keys prodigy andrew bruce.
soaked in jazzy late night grooves, blissed out piano chords and glistening beats, it’s another essential release from a label that’s quickly rising to prominence.
following on from the soul-drenched disco excursions of ross from friends’ debut ep, newcomer rgl’s ‘1 thing’ ep spans 3 dusty deep house cuts built from the ground up to do the dance-floor damage. rgl is the moniker of tokyo based producer rigly chang, who’s also part of the tokyo based cosmopolyphonic collective. his affinity for intimate dance music brings soft textures and moods that stretch into the listener, bringing a new kind of warmth to the club.
CLOSE TO YOU / DONT YOU WORRY BOUT A THING (7 INCH)
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jacob collier is recognized as one of the world s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. based in london, uk, jacob has been inspired by many sounds his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, classical, brazilian, gospel, soul and improvisation (to name a few), which culminate to create the world of jacob collier. he composes and performs everything sound you hear in his music himself jacob has spent the last year collaborating with the massachusetts institute of technology (mit) in boston, designing and building a groundbreaking solo live performance vehicle, bringing his one-man, multi instrumental, multi-visual format of music making to the stage.
introducing the debut release on the brand new glitterbox recordings label a label celebrating the incredible disco, nu disco, soul and classic house records that have made glitterbox parties the most popular and joyous additions to the clubbing scene over the last few years. sharing the glitterbox nights philosophy for supporting artists who really know how to produce uplifting music that stays in your mind for days, glitterboxs first release is the much-anticipated dr packer remixes of sure things the infectious nu disco classic holding you tight. both sure thing and dr packer embody the glitterbox ethos, making feel-good, joyful music that lights up the dancefloor. on the a side is the dr packer remix and instrumental while on the aa side is sure things original extended dj mix, alongside dr packers radio edit and accapella, completing an essential landmark record to kick off your glitterbox collection.
as matthias tanzmann s label enjoys its 16th year with more trendsetting eps and much talked about events round the world, the boss steps out with a new ep in collaboration with long time label stalwart sven tasnadi.
om unit says of this release “for me it’s another milestone as a dnb fan.. being allowed to come back to 31 again with another “shadow boxing” version, being one of only a tiny handful of people being allowed to remix this classic truly is an honour, let alone twice! also working with thing on “something ancient” was a real blessing not only because he s original and convincing with his own work but also i think he’s like me, he does his own thing without adhering to too many of the insular rules that have made dnb such a closed room over the years, and so creating this cinematic piece just happened naturally and i really love the results.”
repress 2016 - while everybody is still vibing on >out in the boonies< from the lastest downtown release, kerri chandler follows up with another breathtaking 3 tracker of pure deepness with sheer musicallity, an oldschool twist and the right >boom< for todays floors. pure bliss
cyclo is relaunching with an absolute classic track from its extensive back catalogue. produced by derrick carter & chris nazuka the chicago house classic rednail kidz -do my thing- was an underground smash when it was first released at the end of the 90 s. clubs nights such as space at bar rhumba rocked hard to the incessant groove of this track. we have included a remastered original with 3 remixes: the nacho marco remix takes -do my thing- into big room territory. nacho works closely with roland and on this remix you can witness big 303 lines and huge bass that will rock most discerning floors. hallo halo (jon dasilva & jonas nilsson) remix the track superbly and add their trademark warm tech sound. mystic bill creates a stunning, deep, chicago inspired, sonic journey of a remix where less is, most certainly, more. we hope you will enjoy these tracks as much as we are!