this new chicago based label is runned by steve poindexter and traxman. the first release comes also from the label heads. track a2. is an remarkeble co-production between steve poindexter and legendary armando. on b2. traxman remixed armandos -snare yo azz off-. must have - not only for all chicago house fans!
teklife records are proud to present their 6th release: tekvision by traxman.
a leading figure and respected elder in the teklife family, traxman has waited patiently while releases from young upstarts like taso and dj earl have been enjoyed by footwork lovers all over the world. now the time has come for traxman to take centre stage, presenting a collection of new material that demonstrates his mastery of the footwork sound.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
albion is back again bringing with a filthy dance mania style e.p. the fifth instalment is a various artist release which sees heavy tracks from dj lil tal, traxman, phran and a killer track under a secret alias from dj handsome.
the last few years have seen chicago footwork rise to international success, and traxmans debut album - *the mind of traxman* on planet mu - played no small part in that. it showcased cornelius fergusons brilliant ability to synthesise the beat digging of classic hip hop with the high-speed abstraction of footworks house-derived beat science. the selection of tracks on this second chapter show a slightly different take on traxman s abilities. instead of bringing in concepts from other genres, he simply creates a wider variety of footwork, made with a minimal, reduced palette. often just one or two samples are selected and diced into brain-blurring cubist puzzles that bear little relation to their original sources, or anything else for that matter.
the double vinyl lp comes with download code.
dance mania release some all new material from traxman with westside boogie traxs vol. 3 providing a belated follow-up to the 12 inch that the producer released on dance mania under the traxman da geto dj name in 1996
domina trxxx presents robert armani. the chicago legend is banging like always without compromise. this time he teamed up on some tracks with gettoblaster and as a goodie on top he presents here a remix of steve poindexters legendary * work that mutha fucker*.
the vinyl factory is proud to present an 18-track vinyl edition of µ20, spread across three 12inch records. for a label thats existed in an orbit of its own, on very independent terms, its remarkable that planet mu has survived 20 years. pushing buttons from idm and breakcore to dubstep and grime, and lately footwork, mike paradinas (µ-zip) label has a strong history of joining the dots betweens genres by supporting idiosyncratic artists from label stalwart venetian snares to kuedo, machinedrum, boxcutter, vexd, falty dl, luke vibert, ital, jlin and mr. mitch to name just a few. µ20 is a living document of that history. a colourful and adventurous ride across the roster, the compilation features contributions from the current decade as well as some of the old guard, dipping back to the late nineties and early 2000s for a range of noisier, knottier track
animal collective veroeffentlichen ende mai mit ihrer 12 inch (+ download code) namens monkey been to burntown eine remix ep auf domino. die 4-track ep beinhaltet remixe von den songs monkey riches und new town burnout von ihrem letzten album centipede hz. neben einem gro?artigen edit von gang gang dance-mitglied brian degraw, finden sich remixe vom hip hop-kollektiv shabazz palaces, den new yorker dance-produzenten teengirl fantasy und dem chicagoer traxman!
>bangs & works vol.2< brings the focus back onto chicagos own producers, showing where the real innovation in the scene still lies. the album attempts to show different sides of footwork to volume 1. where the first compilation showed off some of the more hallucinatory and leftfield elements, this lp has a wider remit, covering mad techno-style tracks such as dj metros >tekno bangz< or dj t-whys immense >juice< and >finished<, to tracks that sound like musique concrete gone footwork, like young smokes >space muzik part 3< or tracks built around long forgotten europop songs, soul and hip hop. tracks like traxmans >funky block< and dj clents >dj clent #1< display the obvious influence of flipping samples, hip hop style to the rhythms of footwork, while dj rashad and gant-mans amazing >heaven sent< shows the influence of p-funk and detroits hi-tech soul. boylans >bullet proof soul< is a tender track of pitched-up and looped soul, giving the album a moment of strange, gentle ambience.
the ghettoteknitianz are a formidable clique of footwork djs who count rashad and spinn (who have previously released eps on mu) among their members, as well as veterans such as traxman, gant-man and younger producers like dj manny and dj earl.
2011 release, the follow up to 2010s successful first volume of bangs & works. the carefully curated compilation showcases chicago footwork, one of the most forward-looking, innovative new styles of electronic music on the planet. footwork is beginning to spread outside of chicago, influencing productions around the world. bangs & works vol. 2 brings the focus back onto chicagos own producers, showing where the real innovation still lies. while its predecessor sticks mainly to the more hallucinatory and left-field elements, this one has a wider remit, ranging from mad techno-style tracks to those that sound like musique concrete gone footwork.
planet mu präsentiert die erste musiksammlung aus der chicagoer >footwork<-szene. footwork ist hyperrhythmische, abstrakte tanzmusik, die sich bei 160bpm einpendelt und meist aus samplestuecken und phrasen bestehen, die in repetitive rhythmen und formen gedreht werden, waehrend synkopierte strukturen aus dem drumcomputer auf fette sub-basslinien treffen. bisher gibt es nur einige 12s und selbstgestaltete mix cds, die im underground kursieren.