goldbrick records third release comes from irish duo ringolevio. made over the course of a few months in various rooms around dublin, the record sways from playful electro to straight up jams with a few emotions in between. as more and more young people can’t afford to live in dublin city, ringolevio has some advice: eat your landlord, stone the dáil, defecate in the banks, moon the dup, hammer neo-liberalism, repeal the fuck out of the eighth, vandalise the donut shops.
URUBUS FALL FROM THE DYING SUN IN AN IMPROVISED MANNER (140 GR)
12" Vinyl UK22.05.18
coletivo vandalismo kick-start a new 12inch series for the contort yourself label. hailing from the city of porto the duo also dj under the name gam and released their debut lp on lake haze s eye for an eye label. their music has an immediacy that seems to stem from a background in live performance as opposed to polished studio sessions - an improvisational punk aesthetic that manages to carry this ep so strongly. wild, crashing fx and unrecognisable vocal distortions layer atop wonky 90bpm drum machine grooves and the pair even show off what may be their turntablism skills on zombie zombie. theres a nod to early concrete on the closing track black suns demise with whirring, mechanical noise motifs suddenly jolting us into punishing gabber-at-33-minus-8 territory. the diy spirit is alive and well here and the feeling that things could fall apart at any minute just adds to the tension.
french label based in normandy, planet gwer aims to release la creme de la crème of house music. we feel very glad to launch our label with vanderkraft s first solo vinyl ep. we thought ce bon vieux jean lassalle and kimono doux that were originally released on la chineries raw streams deserved to be put on wax so we worked on a third track that would fit the whole and there we go: vanderkraft au-dela des mers planet gwer pgwer01 a. ce bon vieux jean lassalle b1. la romance b2. kimono doux
hackney vandal patrol is a brand new project from long time friends and neighbours scott fraser & richard sen. focusing on their joint love of that deep miami/ new york house sound, vol i is the first edition in a series of ltd 12inches. heading back to richard s heritage of being a highly respected graffiti artist, each one is hand tagged by richard in his own unique style and numbered with an insert by scott. the first release, bound by faith is a straight up and direct for the dance floor miami style deep house cut, complete with reverend jesse jackson speech on the vocal version. for the dj crews there is a deeper redemption dub stripped back bass hit with added percussion and a re-programmed instrumental of the original. the hackney vandal patrol were once despatched to patrol the streets around the mighty london borough of hackney.
ultramajic came into the possession of meticulously dated tapes from 1995 -1998 with sharpie inscription ashtar lavanda. we had never heard this name and google search didnt bring back many results. we had uncovered a hidden treasure of detroit electro. the ashtar lavanda tapes led us on a journey to find out who the producer behind the sound was, and furthermore how did this music never get released?
2017 repress -- the latest my rules sees label boss, justin van der volgen apply his considerable sonic skills to the creams some classic 99 records / ze style early 80s nyc vibes afoot here! vinyl only.
vandalaze is the solo project of the californian cory you, obsessed with video games, alternative retro sci-fi and 80’s californian aesthetics, his music is of a one-off and impossible to tag style, samplers and old rompler drum machines combined with funk, ebm, electro or 80’s house creating a mesmerizing avantgarde result. it arrives on ultra limited and ultra deluxe edition, including printed innersleeve with pictures of cory himslef on his daily life. certainly this is not a record for everyone, is a step forward for visionaire minds. a rule breaker sure classic for 2030. all tracks remastered specially for vinyl by eric van wonterghem at prodam studio (berlin).
pedro abrantes and valdemar pereira’s intense and cold approach in the next release of e.f.a.e. would fit perfectly as the soundtrack to david cronenberg’s film crash (1997), guiding the listener through a world of perversion and obsession. a raw experience, usually of violence, where human nature is expressed through old rhythm boxes and cheap guitar pedals, sounding dirty, fuzzy, with an healthy disregard for rules of fidelity or even functionality. gam / coletivo vandalismo emerges like a sonic terrorist cell, out to implode traditional notions of dance music infusing a sense of dread and menace.
archeo recordings is a reissue record label that regenerates old, lost, obscure (and forgotten) rare gems of italian music of the 70s and 80s, and not only. all outputs are licensed by the artists and the vintage labels, audio tracks are remastered in their original form, the sleeves and center labels are graphically recreated for today but all based on the original images
one sided, vinyl only. fresh off the release of his monster selling todd terje remixes, justin van der volgen is back on his own my rules imprint. sketch 2 is filled with some koo koo brooklyn beats made for people to cut angles, jerk joints, and chop shapes. simple and direct to turn heads and move feet.
boogiefuturo presents another essential edits disc, ransacking the record boxes for those trippy disco oddities, crucial boogie joints and new-wave gems, to be given the once over by a trusted master of ceremonies. justin van der volgen has always delivered the goods, be it his edit work for labels like golf channel or eric duncan’s keep it cheap label, or his truly special dj sets, and on bf005, the brooklyn based maestro gets suitably hallucinatory with his brace of edits here. two vocal cuts, steeped in that decadent 80s production flair and bombastic groove, grandiose songs for heroes, saints & sinners, edited with love by one of the scene’s most respected aficionados.
two of ny s finest collaborate as happy family ! we re going back to strobe-lit, day-glo, warehouse territory for these extra large portions of acid soaked dancefloor abandon. limited us import - one press only get on it!
expressions by fokuz returns with a marvelous 12inch record by liquid stalwart vandera. he delivers three diverse but excellent tracks with plenty of groove for those who like their beats with soul. ring the alarm features live guitar licks played over sultry rhode chords that could remind one of early makoto. next up is sparkin up that has a slightly deeper, dancefloor edge with techy stabs and rolling, powerfull drums. last but not least make believe featuring alicia romero brings us a bit of melancholy with heartfelt vocals and soaring bass sounds. best to pick this baby up, you wont regret it.
special mixes by justin van der volgen of two of todd terjes biggest hits! commissioned by the man terje himself to take on inspector norse and strandbar, van der volgen strips back and extends the originals in a classic remix style creating powerful alternative takes on these already much loved records you wont find any filters or cheesy gimmicks here, just strong, direct, minimal versions designed to turn heads and move feet vinyl released through justins new my rules imprint
the original soundtrack of an unreleased movie became the soundtrack of a comic book. 14 tracks produced by krazy baldhead, mr flash, busy p, feadz and the mysterious 40106 (aka mickey moonlight). influenced by john carpenter, wendy carlos and vladimir cosma, the ed banger records artists imagined the perfect soundtrack of a >la ed wood<movie. nostalgia and sound anticipation, vandroid should be listen reading a comic or the head in the skys. a concept album which allows the artists of the label the least exposed to prove their talent.
vandera - anandamide: vandera hailing from the uk drops some vintage glo vibes with amandamide, full of soul searching pads, smashing drums and deep pummelling bass that hits where it hurts best. lose yourself in this one.
dave owen - deep breathin: another stateside talent, dave owen, turns up with the jazz strides perfect for the goodlooking stable. sparkling keys and drifting sax double up with a warm bassline groove to complete this awesome 12 inch.
artful when it chooses to be, ballistic when required, van dyks 6th album shows that a filler-free artist album isnt only a possibility, but entirely achievable. 8 astounding new studio creations from berlins favourite son are about to be unveiled on this double 12 inch longplayer.
following last years acclaimed curse of soft rocks album, we are invited to revisit said masterpiece from an alternative entry — a robust compilation of remixes. every track is re-contextualized so wildly that we are left with a beautifully oblique yet complimentary rendering. the personnel employed vary in style and technique drastically, but such is the ethos of soft rocks, and furthermore the esp institute. at the end of the day, we implore you to shut up and listen. on this 12 inch (the first of 4 surrounding the revenge of soft rocks remix album) we are treated with a serious disco belted version of talking jungle as reworked by justin vandervolgen (tbd, gold channel, dfa, etc, etc) and an insanely serene take on obo by esp favorite tiago (sea power & change, gala drop, dfa, etc, etc)... good lord this is quite a piece of wax
bassism records is devout to cutting edge bass music. with its roots in dubstep, breaks, and drum & bass, the promotion company turned record label also ventures into the newer territories of liquid dubstep, minimal dub techno, deep house, and future dub. headed by veteran dj and producer tommy lexxus aka riparian, the bassism staple is carefully curated to showcase the best cases of dancefloor excitement and head-wise introspection. with singles forthcoming from vandera, kgb, twisted, cosmetics, beep, and a slew of other top shelf producers, bassism has only one direction to grow.
eric duncan (of rub n tug fame) drops release number four in his keep it cheap series - this time inviting the ever on-point justin vandervolgen (tbd) to take care of b side duties head and shoulders above the glut of edits out there, these dig much deeper & are purpose built for sweaty club use, and not to tantalize bedroom bloggers. as with the cult combi series, we expect these to sell out in a matter of days - 300 copies only.
the devils hands have been busy! blackdisco presents an evil batch of house obscurities sliced, diced and dosed with a secret potion from the haunted house of justin vandervolgen (tbd, golf channel, dfa). this is an especially sinister release, just in time to work the hell out of your dancefloor at this years halloween party. but dont be frightened, the madness contained within will surely outlast any single night of terror. this is a definite must for those not faint of heart. no repress, my dear children, no repress
to say this man is on a roll would be something of an understatement! golf channels leading light and producer / engineer extraordinaire justin vandervolgen strikes again with a double a of mid-nineties european flavoured house flipped with a sublime, deep balearic techno epic - super special!
with the sound of >ashley< still ringing in clubbers ears around the globe the stateside duo of filo & peri are ready to hit you with another round of audio ammunition taken from their debut mixed artist lp >nightplay<. the new york production team of filo & peri have raised the bar with their latest album and with a backdrop like new york for inspiration they have produced their best work to date. its an album vandit are proud to put our name on. the new single >soul and the sun< enlists the help of long time friend eric lumiere, who is no stranger to filo & peri. he produced the vocals for the emphatic anthem that set dance floors alight all over the world and introduced us all to his very talented vocal delivery. his latest vocal harmonics are a joy to the ear with a passionately deep mood that soon sparks into an epic uplifting production that filo & peri have fast become the master of. they have had the addition of the skills of giuseppe ottaviani who raises the temperature up a notch with his energetic remix. bubbling with a classic string the italian has been pleasuring ears for years with, its yet again another masterpiece from the artist who recently brought us his debut album >go!< if anyone can make a record go with a bang it is mr ottavinai. taking you on a different trip altogether is the progressive beats of jerome isma-ae. managing to mix together the core elements of the original but creating a dark atmosphere that breaks up with gorgeous harmonics and the epic vocal from eric lumiere. its deep and delicious with those looking for a darker mood you will find it in here! >soul and the sun< has all the makings of yet another global success for filo & peri who proved with their debut album that they are on the top of their game with their production skills. the combination of the three amigos, filo, peri and eric lumiere has created audio so hot it should be locked up.
>wanna be< is a different style from alex but still retaining the injected electronic flavours that make his productions so enticing to the ear drum. his latest single is edgy, aggressive and features a massive male vocal from michael. backing up alex on this new release is from his long time production partner woody van eyden who he also co-hosts his heavens gate radio show with. not heard woody van eydens productions yet? well, its a good time to start as his explosive remix captures all alexs original aroma but injects some energetic spice to light up the dance floor. woodys passion and love for trance and uplifting style will be joined on the release by the winner of alexs remix competition for the new single.
mika vainios four tracks on >vandal ep< show his preference for analogue working. he consequently develops a dynamic sound we all remember from pansonic, working himself from a rather abstract structure towards arrangements which more and more suit a club setting. straight beats, noise and the denial of the usual clicks&cuts elements are the ingredients for his contemporary version of electronic club music. the quality of his music will not only convince on the dancefloor but also on the home stereo. mikas passion for dynamics, reduction and industrial oscillates between these three cornerstones and what his sound stands for: being physical, raw and profound beyond all cliches.
the first scintillating release of nightplay is a team-up with known singer aruna for the future classic ashley. for over a decade, aruna has stood tall on her own in music realms. its no surprise she d again supersize her performance, gracing us with stunning, emotive vocals that will have even the shyest people singing at the top of their lungs.the package includes remixes by alex m.o.r.p.h. and first state.
this stellar release he is teaming up with vocalist faith ?fallen? is a beautiful uplifting production from his debut artist album go! which previously has been released on vandit. giuseppe is a master of lush melodies and gorgeous breakdowns, his sense of atmospheric space and subtle nuances definitely hits him to the pole position of musical composition and creativity. without a doubt he is one of the most sought after artists on the vandit roster. the single package delivers the original and a massive austin leeds remix which fits perfectly into the package. the b side includes another massive track by giuseppe ottaviani. third dome is definitely going to hit the club charts worldwide. this is a masterpiece of electronic dance music! grab this ep, play it and enjoy!
this a side features new zealand born canadian artist subtone. lucidity is a pure monster with neurofunk influences and a techno twist which has became subtones trademark sounds over the years with previous releases on labels like dsci4, cyanide, revolution, syndrome. dj support for this track has come from: state of mind, nphonix, bulletproof... on the flip, sks continues to position himself as part on the new breed of french dnb talents. coming off his recent signings to creative source (colaboration with generic) and releases on influenza media, sks delivers wiseman a catchy summer number garanteed to get the crowd skanking. expect a huge bassline and rolling beats thats synonym to the dubwise style. dj support has came from the likes of crissy criss, peyo, rcola.
THE BEST OF PAUL VAN DYK - REMIXES PART 2 (PIC DISC)
pic 12" Vinyl D29.09.09
this year, paul van dyk and the vandit label are celebrating their 100th release and want to share the golden milestone with fans by issuing a very limited, commemorative vinyl pressing. full-color artwork and inimitable music make this album an extremely special and rare collectors item
pvds latest single release home, is yet another collaboration with johnny mcdaid, former singer of the british cult band vega4, and the man behind the massive pvd release: time of our lives. bringing the very best from these two amazing artists, home electrifies hardcore fans, while keeping a finger on the emotional pulse of music lovers the world over. a mixture of classic paul van dyk energy and johnnys iconic lyrical style, this track perfectly embodies the fusion of electronic and rock sensibilities, blending emotive vocals with hard hitting beats for a track that simply cant be topped. with three gorgeous remixes, this classic in the making takes a turn at the hands of pvd himself, wippenberg and cosmic gate, each lending their inimitable styles to this stellar release, giving new perspectives to a track that is no doubt, destined for dance music greatness. !
the vandals present their strenghts again - maykas unique, soulful voice and songs containing a big dose of funk including the garantee for shaking hips. altogether you get a record that gives you a good start for 2009 and that guides you until the end. starting with the opening track thank you for you, that makes you move your feet instantly, across funky children, with singing children, to every woman is a diva - the title says it all!
mega euphoric trance anthem including paul van dyk remix! a stunning mix of euphoria and dirty beats, alex knows precisely how to make us swoon with ethereal vocals by ana criado smoothly flooding from beneath the heady, atmospheric melody. simple, beautiful and undeniably good, m.o.r.p.h. brings the heat with the original mix, but take our advice, the remixes are too good to be missed! bringing out the big guns with godfather of dance music paul van dyk, this hot little track gets a classic pvd makeover. with an unmistakable sound that is guaranteed to get hands in the air and feet pumping to the beat, this floor-killing mix is definitely gonna burn up some of the hottest clubs across the globe!