formed in 92 with voice, distorted bass and drums. band s symbol comes from a sign placed on witches graves, which is jolly. the assurance of the old sound sustained through energetic expression rather than shallow noise. two mc s through energeia, simon dreams in violet ( 93), dreaming the lost ( 94).- had mick mercer s hex files: the goth bible been published a year later he would have added: -and the self-released mc follia ( 95) on their own label interior deus.- 25th anniversary limited edition vinyl of 341 numbered copies. comes with a 16 pages insert also including digital album + bonus track.
lisbon continues to thrive musically and violet is one of the city’s most active artists. paraíso is her natural habitat - she contributed to the first-ever record on the label and has remained in its inner circle.
paramidas love on the rocks imprint readies its eighteenth release, in this, the year of our lord, 2018 - the latest instalment on the ever-evolving, hard-to-define label is a decidedly non-dancefloor oriented, melancholic/euphoric instrumental number from promising lon-don/lisbon producers elles & violet.
violet-the color of royalty and majesty, of dreamy and calming consciousness…here translated to a spirited collection of absolute music drivetrain (detroit, usa) – “breathe” derrick thompson engineers another captivating late night soul-bender. a commanding filtered bass groove, dominates melodic chord progressions with accentuating dynamic percussion and spicy vocal support mattimoe-perrine (toledo, usa) – “llucid” nathan mattimoe and todd perrine return with a composition of charismatic rhythm intelligence. as the journey builds, the elements become more intense, evolving to a vocal crescendo of synthesized deepness trecci (paris, france) – “sagami” soiree proudly welcomes trecci and his tribal inspired floor filler. drum manipulation integrates with vocal energy to ultimately dissolve in a hypnotic, quintessential string refrain funtom (zagreb, croatia) – “french connection” another newcomer to soiree, funtom musically animates the essence of high-tech sensuality. an alluring female voice subconsciously unveils a bed of infactuating pads, stabs and inflections
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS (VINYL, 2LP , TRANSPARENT VIOLET)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK13.04.18
2xlp release140g -synthwave- auf durchscheinendem lila vinyl.
die erste -amtliche- synthwave compilation auf vinyl. offizielles companion soundtrack-album zum kommenden film “the rise of the synths”. mit vielen der bekanntesten synthwave bands wie gunship, carpenter brut, com truise und mehr! 100% exklusive original-songs, plus neue bonus-tracks. original -synthcity- und -synthrider- artwork von illustrator und art director john bergin
blacksilk s fourth release features the emerging italian producer unconscious. four relentlessly sophisticated electro tracks infused with a taste of ebm constitute the framework of this record. unconscious stands out as a refreshing surprise, enriching the complex structure of his work with a powerful dark veneer. a remarkable remix by violet poison is an added value, both the artists hailing from a country where the vatican s influence still pervades every level of social and public life, molding a pervasive hypocritical morality.
violet and bleid met last year in lisbon, at the radio quântica studios. in the very same day, they impromptu started working together on a track: a cover of underground sound of lisbon’s so get up to celebrate international womens day. together, alongside a crew of young lisbon djs and activists, they also run the queer techno party mina, one of the most vital things going on in the city’s nightlife - the picture in the artwork was taken in the backstage of one of those infamous, dark-room-equipped parties.
bleid remixed naive001’s togetherness by violet, and that dope rework made it to rroxymore’s bag (as heard at berghain) and was played on bbc radio 6, rinse fm and +++. the pair became friends, started bouncing ideas about production techniques, rap skills and the importance (or lack thereof) of the classics in dance music. making more music together happened naturally.
naive002 feels like a continuation of naive’s first release in some ways: the jungle-inspired chopped breaks, sonic synth work and oneiric pads are still there but gain a heavier, perhaps more somber tone at times, exploding into depth or ecstasy at others.
aktion mutante (violet poison and unhuman) is a synth-punk project recalling the ‘80s minimal-wave melancholic vibes with new school ebm/ cyber-punk noise cuts. the realistic mutation of the human body into a surreal and ascetic mind setting of an apocalyptic contemporary society. a live force with analogue machines. aktion mutante’s alchemy of splintered synth-punk, bloody ebm and haunting wave injects right into the veins and spreads quickly through the body. the duo of violet poison (veleno viola) and unhuman (liber null) couldnt be more suited for each other. after meeting at liber null’s duality event in 2015, the two artists clicked immediately and were able to record some material in italy during the winter of 2016. the result is this suburb 12inch which is composed of six tracks and was mixed by aconito records, london and mastered by andrea merlini, utrecht.
aa single from behind this wall. from london to the world.
abuja 336 is a collective led by bow-based vocalist jim caesar, violet hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at villa lena, tuscany.
sega & chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown, catch the ‘night elm on mare st’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.
mixed at rushes studios in bethnal green. mastering by frank at the carvery.
artwork by david at shutupandance. illustration on aa by louie issaman-jones.
all tracks were produced during a one-off session on the shores of bretagne, more specifically on le cap de la chevre, using solely a mpc, a korg 03rw and a tx7, all connected to a portable generator. bottles of white wine and a consequent amount of oysters were also directly involved in the process.
with waking states, steffi offers two exclusive tracks created in the same album session – and with a similar intricate rhythmic sensibility – as her recent world of the waking state album. the morphing, up-beat, 4/4 club-oriented vibe of ‘exit the ego’ on a stands in stark contrast to side b’s pad-heavy, atmospheric electro of ‘the big white bang’
maurizio cascella debuts on love blast records with a 2 track ep, violet capsule. well known for his past productions on elettronica romana together with such names as giorgio gigli, dino sabatini and donato dozzy he s a founder of the roman techno scene. in his new release cascella propose his concept of techno: catchy, dubby and groovy with a mental hypnotic touch, developed in long efforts, taking you to the darkest side of the dancefloor.
available in limited edition 12 , 160gr vinyl.
second vinyl release from aconito records, after a long break. introducing to the label violet poison with his particular ebm sound signature, also known for his veleno viola record label and many other various projects. on this release, violet poison uses acidic arpeggios and post punk screams.. alien gardens also includes 2 remixes by ots 44 of violet poisons tracks.
fresh off the back of releases on one eyed jacks, snuff trax and cómeme, as well as her much talked-about all-women covers of beloved house classics, from ur’s “transition” to mike dunn’s “so let it be house”, lisbon’s violet readies her first release for her own imprint - naive. naive is a place to come together, learn together and evolve together - while maintaining our own voice.
erster teil des auf insgesamt 5 lps ausgelegten zyklus namens „ages“. white violet sind die ambitionierten amerikaner nate nelson und brad morgan, die ihren melodiösen indie-pop mit gitarren und elektronischen equipment realisieren. damit erinnern sie musikalisch an bands wie real estate oder day wave. das album erscheint bei normaltown records, einem sub-label von new west records. ein downloadcode liegt dem vinyl bei.
discodromos cocktail d amore label continues to turn out the goods after an especially productive year, rounding things off by reaching out to the violet hour for a 12inch that should worm its way into a wide variety of party scenarios. one morning in the future is an emotive slice of synth-led electro that will surely shine through for those who want a romantic start to the night, while ultraviolet sports a throbbing bassline that could easily see its disco tones edged into a more house-oriented set. prisoner of love is more lean in terms of arrangement, but the dubby fx processing lends it a psychedelic quality that will go down a treat in the early hours of the dance.
claudio mate & francesco mazzocco directly from dub-ito headquarter introduce for the third chapter of the label an artist that doesn’t need too many introductions... violet poison... during these last years violet’s music has been one of the most interesting alternative proposal also giving a great influence over ebm, industrial, techno movement with his dark/esoteric imprint. claudio and violet having a longtime music friendship, they both decided that it was the right time to do something unique. for this - voices from the hell - previously released exclusively on tape/cassette by hospital productions, got the placet for a new wax life directly by hospital main man dominick fernow.
the italian serves up 4 tracks of analogue proto-techno. the style can be defined as techno of an esoteric nature with elements from 90’s warehouse material mixed with vhs horror movie aesthetics. moans, groans, whips and desire can be felt throughout the record with a lustful theme running throughout. violet poison s trademark post-punk aesthetic and industrialism are in fine form for 007 with shades of rhythmic noise, experimental dark ambient and power electronics. full printed sleeves.
EACH DAY MADE NEW EP (140 G VIOLET COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK03.12.15
with the original pressing of the 2013 release long gone but still in great demand, ornate is thrilled to revisit leifs each day made new ep and give it a lavish new repress on violet coloured vinyl. when the record originally dropped it received support from artists as well-respected as larry heard, soul capsule, jane fitz and rhythm plate, and continues to be spun regularly to this day.
veleno viola is the continuation of violet poison records after the end of violetshaped project. keeping the continuity with the concept started with vpn, veleno viola differentiates itself for a more diy and post – punk and less dance approach, with the use of vocal elements, strongly influenced by the industrial 80s, the minimal-wave, ebm minimalist and cyberpunk of the early 90s in a fetish and s & m context. *absence generator*, the first release, is characterized by an abnormal sound, hybrid, dirty and suffering. pressing on solid white marbled vinyl.
violet poison is the dark, enigmatic and esoteric side-project of francesco baudazzi, already known as obtane, co-owner with giorgio gigli of the defunct techno label zooloft. the new project is focused on analogue proto-techno with influences from 70s italian progressive bands like goblin or ost composers like fabio frizzi and earlier downwards records from 1994-1995.
anno stamm is the revered 4/4 branch name of berlins lars stoewe. as anstam he has been a central project in the 50weapons stable, touring extensively with modeselektor / moderat and thom yorkes atoms for peace.
frozen border turns violent with this massive, industrial-noise ep by mysterious artist oxcure. acoustic claustrophobia while drowning in dark metal sounds and a powerful heavy bass remix by violet poison.
d55 is the project of violet and photonz aka negentropy. this real-life couple share their home studio and inspire one another to create music. together they have created an universe that not only comprises their bright-eyed sonic adventures in dance music but also a love for the unknown, cosmic knowledge and the matters of the soul. they have realised that when they work together, they easily embrace an important piece of happiness-unlocking info: one should not taken oneself too seriously.
limited edition on black 180 gram vinyl, including cd-version of the album and poster.
following the release of their collaborative ep, chasing honeybees, in february, uk producer stumbleine (aka peter cooper) and welsh vocalist/songwriter violet skies deliver their first full-length album, dissolver. in dissolver, the duo continues to explore the fusion of stumbleines electronic beats and dreamy, shoegaze guitars with violet skies soulful pop / rnb vocals.
limited edition - 200 copies only! vid vai delivers three deep, melodic and nostalgic tracks, gently incorporating modern elements with old school sounds. suitable for contemporary berlin/hamburg deep house music fans. uffe, the new electronic music genius, honors us with an amazing remix.
CAMAL HAZE FEAT. LEE BURTON (MOLLY, MARC SCHNEIDER RMX) (VIOLET COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D21.01.13
this is what we call european union. a greek (mr.statik / bpitch) and two italian guys (cosmic cowboys / musik gewinnt freunde) team up for doing this record on the german rotary cocktail label and a french girl (molly / rex club, rekids) and a german gentleman (marc schneider / circus company) are doing great remixes of it. if the politicans would deliver such a good work there would be no problems around!
>the great mother down the stairs<, a collaboration between the enigmatic violet poison and fresh italian talent shapednoise (repitch recordings), evokes the spirit of a deathless evil entity relegated in a cellar. a 3-tracker of pure techno evilness pushed to the edges of industrial and extreme noise. a violent post-berghain release for fans of ancient methods, adam-x, orphx and neo-industrial techno. supported by adam-x, shifted, orphx and svreca.
transparent vinyl pressing.
supported by: anthony collins, tiefschwarz, jozif, paco osuna, kate, simko, lee curtiss, davide squillace, danny tenaglia, andrew grant,laura, jones, luca bacchetti. back after a brief hiatus, the air london imprint is proud to present new recruit sam russo, who means business on their lucky no.8 release. a two tracker of deep and dubby tech-house >violet town/ you need< embodies analogue grooves with no-nonsense attitude. sam russo is blessed with the kind of technical prowess that many would expect from a sophisticate with far more years behind him. a true beat wizard, russo has been firmly under the wing of leftroom label boss matt tolfrey, collaborating with him and fellow young blood huxley and is one of those genuinely gifted engineers of sound with the potential to be one of the most prolific producers on the london scene.