SAMUNNATI (FEAT WA WU WE, KNUTSSON/BERG, JOSEPH S JOYCE MIXES (2X 12INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK08.09.17
revered swedish producer sebastian mullaert releases his first exclusive vinyl on default position after the huge success of his remix to vedanta in 2014. sebastian first made his name as one half of the acclaimed duos minilogue and son kite, but in recent times focuses on his solo career, which sees him appearing at clubs and festivals all over the world and releasing on some of the industry s most respected labels and imprints. samunnati is a brand new double vinyl ep featuring four original mixes from mulleart, with remixes from fellow swedish duo johanna knutson & hans berg, belgium s danieli and label founder joseph s. joyce. its genesis lies in a melody recorded live on sebastian s roland sh101 which has been resampled and processed in many different ways, offering several contrasting mixes to suit many different tastes and styles.
in honor of the february full moon of 2017.
early support by cio d’or, ness, svreca, slam, patrick siech, refracted, giorgio gigli, iori, jonas kopp, nihad tule, nima khak, samuli kemppi and exium to name a few.
sebastian mullaert is of course first of all known as half of minilogue, a duo so influential in the hypnotic field of techno that korg recently named a synthesizer after them. lately, sebastian has focused on his solo path under the wa wu we moniker, releasing stripped back and personal music on his own wa wu we label, the cryptic s.e.l.f label and now on kontra-musik. on the title track travellers, sebastian mullaert uses a straight up techno formula that may surprise listeners who haven t followed his move into wa wu we territory. you almost get the impression sebastian buried a recording destined for a rigid techno label in a deep forest back in the 90 s and has now decided to uncover it again, finding that the track has matured under the black soil.
to release a new piece of music, it would seem, is to enter a competition for approval and appearances: who will play that track and how many will follow. likes. clicks. transient signs of appreciation, or perhaps just vague nods of confirmation. but what about all those values inherent in music that just cant be quantified? if merely one single person would listen to these songs and find herself or himself genuinely moved by them, wouldnt it be worth it? we think so. we really do.
jonas kopp is the man in charge of our labels new and latest release. the argentinean dj and producer is one of the most prolific in the scene: he records for the best labels, never stops remixing and has gigs almost everywhere. and of course, he also runs his own imprint, traut muzik.
we are pleased to welcome american producer developer into our pack. mr. developer brings to warm up his beats and sequences all the way from the west coast, with two original tracks plus a bunch of extra remixes available on the digital edition. on the list of remakes, none other than argentinean top producer pfirter and the label owner himself, oscar mulero, both in charge of providing all the funk.
the wurst edits gang has inducted yet another ny disco acolyte to the fold, the inimitable irishman-in-new york, eamon harkin. known for wild dj sets not to mention his innovative bookings at such parties as sunday best and fun, harkins no stranger to dance music. no wonder the mans shared bills with such legends as afrika bambaataa, juan atkins, grandmaster flash, the egyptian lover, and kevin saunderson. on his debut single, the man heads straight into peak-time territory with the sinister sounds of >john boy<, where synth toms jump out of the shadows only to punctuate an incredibly propulsive groove. >innit< takes a decidedly different turn down edits lane, rejuvenating an early 90s house gem in magnificently wurst fashion.
rawax welcomes shift imprint label boss, angelo santos aka audiopath to the family! we will present you this talented producer from lisbon on our ten inch housewax - series with a fantastic 2 - tracker called -gimme that sweet-. worth to check!
500, 12inch 180g, hand stamped, individually numbered records, single press only. tusk s old pal cyclonix follows up his horn wax record with a full release on the main label. justin strauss & bryan mette provide a whatever/whatever remix.
high mobility weapons unit sets off from an unknown location on earth, making its maiden voyage beyond our solar system and towards a distant galaxy. the transverse velocity ep is the debut release on the self-titled imprint, serving up four original tracks that are heavily influenced by mechanical cycles and deep space concepts. the a-side kicks off with the eps title track transverse velocity, where an array of eroded satellite bleeps and waves loop together as the analogue low-end pulsates rhythmically below. in wave 102 the bleeps are detuned and erratically timed, with a glitchy tape delay unit modulating them throughout the track. the saturated 808 kick drum and processed percussion are given a functional structure, allowing the bleeps to take centre stage. on the b-side, both cycle 01 and astronomy tool serve as stripped-back percussive dj tools. cycle 01 rolls along with its hollow, muted polyrhythmic stab line, whilst astronomy tool drives forward with an effective, crystalline synth hit. mastered by black monolith studios.
SHAKE THE BIRDS OF THE TREE EP (LAKE PEOPLE REMIX)
12" Vinyl D21.02.13
there it is - wunderbars number 3! we are pleased to present three new tracks by berlin artist powel. he stands for qualities to wunderbar which really fit to our understanding of music. a distinctive feeling for emotional music and an infatuation for details. we are pretty sure he is growing up! the curtain rises with *shake the birds of the tree*, a consistent rollin baseline with cheerful woven melodies which nibbles definitely on the outside earlap. next in line is *i dont waste my tears on you*. the original is sneaking in with discreet sounds until the intro gives way to an instantly touching piano-accord and lashing claps. in consequence all is waiting for the distinctive vocals and peaks! the release is completed by man of the moment lake people. his remix contains a staggering circle of mixed thuds, taps, rolls and flaked beats to chart a more bouncy course.
following the critically acclaimed opus that was the wurst music ever album comes the remix package for native undergrounds boogie pop masterpiece, push 4 love. while the album boasted a cover version from none other than midnight magic whose take channeled the spirit of arthur russell, both runaway and in flagrantis reworkings are aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
neurotic drum bands monster opus, >robotic hypnotic adventure<, was ubiquitous this past winter, hammered the world over by a broad range of discerning djs. we felt it was only right to give it the remix treatment, and came up trumps with three most excellent takes on this anthem from three most excellent producers hailing from right here in new york - abe duque, harkin & raney and runaway.
supported by harvey, dj hell, tiga, aeroplane, joakim, optimo, holy ghost!, ralph lawson, shit robot ...
the spanish flagship of techno music returns! oscar mulero is at the controls of this amazing label which has treated the true techno crusader so well during all the years it has been around. nothing but the best quality of underground dance is what mulero serves up and he does not go for anything less. the new gem is from the hands of the master himself and presents two colossal remixes by artist who need no introduction. both fanon flowers and regis give the original their trademark twist. results are a weapon of technology which is armed and ready to fire at will!
mule electronic proudly announce the first mix cd of minilogue(sebastian mullaert)!!fantastic swedish duo >minilogue< have released from highly acclaimed label like a cocoon,wagon repair,mule electronic and they became one of the best techno artist in the world.
the youthful jazz iconoclasts of schntzl are undoubtedly among that much-talked-about new wave of belgian jazz.this brand new ep paper, wind is a moving collection of melancholic snapshots in which they keep flirting with minimalism and subtle electro.
wunderbares album des in brooklyn ansässigen künstlers mit indischen wurzeln, der schon mit inkswel (bbe) und paul white (r&s) arbeitete und auf moodymanns ausgabe der k7! dj-kicks compilation vertreten war. seine musik wird von djs wie gilles peterson, alexander nut, andrew jervis (bandcamp) oder funkineven gefeiert. für fans von gonjasufi, mo kolours, henry wu und ähnlichen künstlern
next stop soweto vol. 1 - township sounds from the golden age of mbaqanga is the first volume of struts groundbreaking series of south african music, exploring lesser known township jive and mbaqanga 45s. artists include mahotella queens, izintombi zesi manje manje and lucky strike sisters.
letherette step back up with a new release on their own imprint wulf records with ep4. letherette has released music on labels ho-tep and more recently ninja tune, but after starting their own label wulf at the end of last year have already released ep s 1.2,3, brown lounge vol 3 and now ep4. letherettes signature chops can be heard throughout ep4 from the disco cuts of flowatch to the piano slices of feel it. all mastered to cassette this ep centres around the dance floor but stays true to letherettes sound and melodies.
ghana soundz was the first ever soundway compilation and became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the oscar sulley track, ‘bukom mashie’ to the soundtrack of hollywood blockbuster, ‘last king of scotland’.
pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of accra, the sizzlingly hot and humid capital of ghana. influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of fela kuti, james brown and santana, these tunes had almost become extinct – until now!
ghana soundz was the first of three collections of rare afro-beat, afro-funk and afro-fusion that miles cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of ghana to assemble, the third compilation to be released late 2009.
2017 repress - double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
in hamburg nichts neues, rotz & wasser melden sich sich ohne reue und ungerührt mit album # 5 als wiederholungstäter zurück. alte stärken in neuem glanz. musikalisch bedeutet das: kraftvoller oi! trifft gradlinigen street punk mit einer mächtig fetten rock-kante, satt produziert. ab und an ganz dezent mit offbeats und ungewöhnlichem instrumentarium (akkordeon, steelguitar, trompete, dobro, banjo, piano, kontrabass) aufgelockert. insgesamt 15 songs (inklusive dem 2012er bonus-track *laola*), 47 minuten working class-party Überdosis mit rustikalen weisheiten jenseits des guten geschmacks. zwischendurch immer mal wieder eine klare ansage: *willst du am leben bleiben, mußt du zähne zeigen!* an den gast-instrumenten helfen ferdy doernberg (rough silk, matt gonzo roehr, axel rudi pell etc.) und mike mandel aus. fazit: ein 100% oi!/punk-album mit amtlicher kurzweil-garantie. orange / braun gefärbtes vinyl, limitiert auf 250 exemplare, download-code inklusive.
soundway records, along with the goethe-institute and adaptr.org, present ten cities a new compilation including, amongst many others, the likes of bristol dubstep producer pinch, lisbon-based producer batida and kenyan group just a band. the 3x12 inch vinyl edition includes free download code with bonus track.
warum wie tausende deppen ganz plötzlich aufhören zu rappen // die leute hängen doch an den scheiben so wie autovignetten.
umse macht das rap-ding nicht erst seit gestern. shows zwischen flensburg und luzern, youtube-videos mit 300.000+ clicks, 2 alben und 2 eps? alles dagewesen. trotzdem ist für ihn die zeit nicht stehen geblieben. der titel seines debütalbums auf jakarta records ist programm: wachstum.
drei jahre hat umse an seinem neuen album zusammen mit hausproduzent deckah geschraubt, aber es brauch halt seine zeit bis die soundästehtik reift, denn etwas zu verfassen was bleibt heißt eben ackern und schaffen. das heißt nicht, dass umse alles anders macht als in den vergangenen jahren. es gibt weiterhin kein strassendrama mit handschusswaffen, kein hipsterrap, keine dubstepremixe, keine sandys und mandys für den chorus. stattdessen besinnt sich umse auf insgesamt 14 tracks auf das was ihm einfach so liegt: nice rhymes auf en beat: zeitlose musik ohne redundanz, dafür gewohnt frisches, intelligentes wortspiel - zugleich aber auch kein 90ties revival sondern ein style Überbleibsel.
das album wird auf allen formaten erscheinen, die ersten 150 kopien der vinylausgabe auf farbigem vinyl.
16. februar essen
22. februar münster
23. februar metzingen
01. märz rheinfelden
02. märz köln
07. märz nürnberg
23. märz freren
08. märz berlin
08. juni rottershausen
for some time now the bar25 label has wanted to put out a release with all of our swiss musician friends – the many folks who came to the swiss weekends at the bar and generally made a habit of visiting us in berlin. the bar always had a deep swiss connection, manifested not least in the legendary swiss cabin, home away from home to larger groups of visiting friends and monday evening after-hour hotspot. alpenglühen – feines aus der schweiz (alp glow – swiss bliss) is a swanky double vinyl of high-quality production art made in switzerland. on vinyl 1, animal trainer from hive audio share a side with andri, the zurich native. techno gladiator wandler and live artist canson play the other side, while vinyl 2 lets two matadors from the new zurich club friedas büxe – don ramon and san marco – steer for a while. and the two music geniuses from galoppierende zuversicht are also here, fittingly, using sounds recorded live at friedas büxe for their track. the sampler concludes with the exceptionally talented mastra, who contributed a special song to this swiss musical collage. the digital release also comes with a bonus live track by sublime stage band rizzoknor. even the cover was designed in switzerland, during a bar25 night at the legendary cabaret in zurich. were all excited about this release since its a special one for the 25 label. marked both by good old times and new horizons, this record is a musical compilation representing the very special kind of artist that will always be welcome in wild berlin!
bettina striegl worked with many crazy and fresh ideas on her own sound. shes creating her personal music-microcosm. the main title, which is called weltenbastler drives you with its sound to dance and move. the wayne harber remix is quite different. with a typical soundmix from his home in south african and his new residence in vienna! only special, only other! finally the track wildwuchs. comes along with deep and crazy notes of bettina striegl sound. weltenbastler - is a very successful publication of a new producer. it is like the crazy mind of bettina striegl.
strut announce the return of their pioneering >nigeria 70< compilation series with an exclusive new third volume: >sweet times: afro funk, highlife & juju from 1970s lagos< compiled again by series curator duncan brooker. excavating another choice batch of rare grooves from nigerias label archives, the new edition places the spotlight on some of the deeper fusions happening across the country during the 1970s as traditional guitar highlife blended with jazz and funk, hypnotic juju grooves became more progressive and young nigerian bands came through with their own heavy west african take on u.s. soul, funk, disco and rock. as on the previous nigeria 70 volumes, all of the featured selections are previously unissued outside of nigeria. comes with code for free digital download of this release.
organ-driven afro-beat, cosmic afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by samy ben redjeb, founder of analog africa. no effort has been spared!
to document these 15 irresistible tracks and the music scene from the 70s, samy crisscrossed the lengths of ghana and togo in search of the producers and artists - or their relatives. in the process he recorded a dozen interviews, scanned 90 pictures and transferred 120 master tapes. afro-beat airway showcases an amazing diversity of local rhythms spiced with afro-american funk, soul and jazz.