from oporto, portugal but now resident in london, trikk presents a 4-track ep for optimo trax. each of the tracks is a dubbed-out, percussive hypno gem with advanced production and while not dub per se, the use of dub effects is up there with the finest ja studio experimentation. all 4 tracks have been extensively club tested and may cause subtle pandemonium. dj tip : watch out for the slow down in modo ritmico!
trikk fires up two floor-centric pieces of gritty house music for his third release on manmakemusic. label friend locked grove rounds off the ep with an understated and hypnotic interpretation of deviation 33.
after the success of the first a-sides compilation in 2012, adam beyer has decided its time to release another. with adam s stature steadily growing as one of the leading talents in the techno scene and the rise of drumcode, the standard of demos that have been sent to adam have been top notch. adam has now decided to release two compilations with 10 tracks each, consisting of tracks that adam has tried and tested.
welcoming trikk to truesoul, he brings the quality we have come to expect from both label and artist. kicking off with houx 93 uses a dubbed out, sleazy bass line and a killer vocal hook to full effect in this tough, house killer. harvey mckays remix makes use of the vocal and adds some naughty percussion to create an uncompromising groove.
welcoming trikk to truesoul, he brings the quality we have come to expect from both label and artist. his ep starts with deeper point, a track that encompasses heavy techno sounds to create a monster of a track. straight circles (beat mix) repeats and detunes a vocal to engrain it into the memory before prominent highs keep this track moving. the final track bliss drive is different to the rest of the ep and has more of a garage feel to it the funky drums, earth shattering bass line and digital bleeps will knock you sideways!
trikk follows up last years debut release on manmakemusic with a second offering of shimmering bass heavy house music aimed squarely at the dance floor. the ep itself has already been getting some heavy rotation from manmake label boss george fitzgerald, appearing on his recent boiler room and radio one essential mixes. on basement traxx we see the darker side of trikks musical personality as he gives us a stuttering techno drum workout with demented pads and ominous stabs. rounded is trademark trikk featuring rolling subbass alongside drifting chords and swinging drums. lando (formerly lando kal) completes the ep with a guttural techno rework of the aside rounding off a stellar dancefloor centric release from the manmakemusic camp.
catz n dogzs pets recordings returns with a collaborative single project as refreshing and breathtaking as the back catalogue releases before it. >follow the step< is the first original track from sofia-based german musician, rachel row, and fellow bulgarian house/techno stalwart, kink. born of a rare connection where words are unnecessary, rachel row and kink have created a dreamy, love-longing, magically soulful record that defies genre and space.
manmakemusic continue their adventure into the musical hinterland beyond bass, techno, house and garage with two cuts from new signing, trikk. hailing from porto, portugal, and a recent addition to londons kaleidoscopic music scene, trikk effortlessly marries old school charm with new school edge. a-side, ‘jointly’, takes robert hood-esque jackin’ techno drums and unites them with twisted garage vocal chops and relentless bass. on the flip, ‘i fall down’ takes things down a gear with an emotive mix of cavernous synth lines, heartbroken vocals and skipping drums which harks back to the finest moments of broken beat.
strange alliances holds two striking and contemporary tracks by the tel aviv native – who also has releases out on turbo and life and death - plus remixes by trikk and rebolledo. and so it seems the amsterdam based label has another winner on their hands. with autarkic having an exceptional personality one would expect the same from his music. and this is exactly what you get with strange alliances, as his originality shines through on both tracks. interesting fact is that autarkic used a lot of live instruments and his own vocals on both tracks, adding to the ingenuity of the dgtl 006 release.
lossless outbound.2 comes with 6 tracks that gonna make everyone happy. all the labels key artists come together on this fantastic bargain, also in some new alliances. buy one record and get a bunch of hits!
from the first moment raoul has sent it, innervisions felt something special about toukan. dixon worked out the pure essence of the track to give it a more dancefloorfriendly twist whilst trikk set the focus on the instrumentals, creating a dubby african techno excursion.
irish lossless darling neil flynn with his second shout. knowing neil for a long time, it is great to see his evolution. contemprorary house with a little goth touch, backed by a rework of everybody’s darling trikk… massive pack! kristian
for two decades now, ploink has promoted techno nights around norway, presenting local talent as well as some of the biggest acts from around the world. last year we finally set up our label branch and with this we now count 9 releases. ksmisk is norwegian pioneers trulz & robin’s otherworldly alias. between them they have released music for over 15years on labels such as bpitch, eskimo, jackoff, electronic be, dialect, suicide, cymasonic, full pupp and rett & fletta. we are proud to present their first release for ploink. we asked them to describe the two tracks - this is what they sent us: strikkemor - grandmother is out of bed with here knitting kit. sneering and swinging here stick around. she is angry!!!!!!! ginnungagap - before time, there was nothing. an endless void of darkness. until.
this is only a usb stick - not a vinyl !!
pets recordings are partying at the very forefront of house music right now… with each release stretching their consistent-yet-excitingly unpredictable remit further into unchartered territories, the latest in their well-established friends will carry you home series compounds their curatorial creativity like never before. now on its third outing, this is the labels largest in the album series so far, tethering its myriad wild talents for one giant audio class photo, label bosses catz n dogz have successfully represented their labels vast remit with clarity and harmony.
waze & odyssey return to their label street tracks with a double a-side real good like / everything (youre made of). the release comes with a remix of real good like, and a trikk re-dub. the ep has picked up early club support from the likes of huxley, jimpster, severino, skream, duke dumont, xxxy, citizen, adam shelton, maya jane coles & kim ann foxman.
pets recordings is pleased to present friends will carry you home too, the second installment of the celebrated compilation series compiled by label bosses catz n dogz. marking the third anniversary of the label, friends will carry you home too presents two cds loaded with brand new exclusives from the pets recordings established and up-and-coming family of artists.
haling from asuncion, lpzs ariel soler, javier rodriguez and jorge carron have spent the past 4 years gradually putting paraguay on the dance music map. for whats proving to be their watershed year, may saw the trio release the well-circulated >1983< ep via the body work imprint, shortly before delivering an era-themed mix for the fashion rag, dazed & confused. now, following on from a recent collaboration with hyperdubs lv, the south americans make their debut on the long serving loungin recordings. >the benedict & grace ep< combines two purpose-made productions specifically crafted to align with the west london imprints heritage for house at the deeper end of the spectrum. cloaked in hardware reverb, a-side >benedict< takes deep house to the doors of driving dub-techno, while >grace< represents a refined garage roller, more respective of loungins output in the early-2000s. over on the flip, rotterdams increasingly revered bruk-step lynchpin c.o.n.e converts grace into an industrious slab of mechanical grime, before the porto-based trikk applies his low-end house sensibilities to benedict by stripping it down into a slab of deep yet futuristic minimalism.
5 cds compilation for all digweed fans! this time we head to tokyo and to one of the best underground clubs out there. contact is an amazing basement club with a low ceiling, minimal lighting and an incredible sound system
we are back in the hauptstadt (berlin capital) with the fifth installment of the * stil vor talent berlin* compilation series, which brings forth a group of old and new faces, who exclusively contributed unreleased tracks, gathered under the umbrella of one of berlins most iconic spots. frankfurter tor is the gateway to one of our favourite districts: good old friedrichshain. loud, left and a little dirty, it houses some of the city’s best clubs, markets and musicians, oliver koletzki included. its two towers stand as metaphorical guards to an area that has plenty to offer and asks for little in return, instantly making it feel like home. as always, music is the common denominator and oliver koletzki delivers the perfect soundtrack with this new release, while chrisse kunst renders the visuals.
das in berlin lebende, italienische dj/produzenten-duo tale of us hat in den letzten jahren eine rasante karriere hingelegt, die 2017 mit ihrem debütalbum -endless- bei der deutschen grammophon ihren vorläufigen höhepunkt erreichte. ihr -fabric 97- mix ist eine eklektische tour de force mit vielen unveröffentlichten und exklusiven tracks, frischem material ihres labels afterlife, sowie profilierten kollegen von adriatique über efdemin vs. dj koze bis recondite und patrick bäumel, plus natürlich dem eigenen exklusivbeitrag -error error-.
der düsseldorfer dj und produzent alex niggemann schaut auf eine 10-jährige karriere mit releases auf poker flat (mit seinem debütalbum -paranoid funk-), watergate und sashas last night on earth zurück und legt nun für die balance-serie seine erste mix-cd vor, auf der ihm mit einer emotionalen selektion an grooves ein hypnotischer trip aus deepen atmosphären und mysteriösen melodien gelingt. das tracklisting reicht dabei von gui boratto über dark sky bis aril brikha & sebastian mullaert und wird von dem exklusiven niggemann-track -hurricane (club mix)- komplettiert.
nach einem fantastischen jahr 2015, in dem der bristoler eats everything bei den dj mag best of british awards zum best british dj gekürt wurde, sein debütalbum veröffentlichte und das label und die partyreihe edible startete, eröffnet dieser nun das neue fabric-jahr mit einer ausgezeichneten ausgabe, die alle schattierungen des house von den klassischen bis zu den modernen styles in ein perfektes mixset integriert, in dem sich danny tenaglia mit booka shade, cavalier mit cajmere und Âme mit golden boy und miss kittin die hand geben.
body language vol. 12 ist die erste mix-cd von catz n dogz. ausgewaehlt haben sie aeltere platten von j. antoni, rhythm plate, schatrax oder gant, die auch für die allermeisten gut informierten house-heads neuland sein duerften. daneben stehen exklusive tracks von neuen talenten wie eats everything, chmara winter, trikk oder squarehead, auf die catz n dogz durch deren demos aufmerksam geworden sind. außerdem sind so klangvolle namen wie chez damier oder soul clap mit tracks bzw. remixen dabei