hybris is a state of dissoluteness, of loss of control, of greed and of lustfulness. following that motto, wice takes his listeners on a journey through a hybristic process on his second steinlach ep, which chooses an enchanting and euphemistic entrance into hybris with absent (no aggression). gentle pads create a peaceful and dreamy world that is turned into a fascinating landscape of sound by trippy drums and dopey synths and so pushes wide open the gate to hybris. the threateningly booming hb11 then finally enters the state of hybris: synths and drums pump adrenaline in heads and bodies, dancing turns into greed, the complete lack of control sets in. that lack of control riots towards its peak with the eponymous hybris, which tears the listener in technoid and gritty manner into the abyss of hybris and holds him captive down there. hybris is followed by nemesis, the divine punishment ending in death: wice interprets this transition towards nemesis with hertz, a playful and breaky good-night kiss, which feels pretty damn good and resonates bittersweetly.
hedonism in its purest form means nothing but adjusting one’s life and ambition towards pleasure and joy as well as the prevention of pain and sorrow. following that concept, wice’s first ep takes the listener along on a journey of extremes: persistently strolling between sensual desire, ecstasy and lust as well as the deepest abysses of human sensitivities.
two separate eps from stadt merged together. one part made in their homey ghent studio, the other recorded - and filmed! - live at amerikaans theater in brussels. the vinyl lp comes with a download code.
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hard times call for good music. this time around times are ruff (tar) dedicated their beat fabricating skills to a double ep for tomorrow is now, kid! the tink! project will put some raw, deep, soulful and garage tunes in your ears. as a dj collective, times are ruff is heavily influenced by the windy city, taking inspiration from the past, but never sounding outdated. focussing on long - preferably all night - dj sets in which times are ruff strives to set itself apart and tell a true musical story to the audience.
twice aka patrick gibin established himself as a selector to be reckoned with through his black aroma re-edit series, and now he brings his penchant for deep cuts and dusty reworks to the rnt catalog. stretching over the a-side is sunrise, a bouncy sunny synthy affair, seemingly made for summer rooftops and pool parties. on the flip, searching updates a woke soulful 70s anthem, and take flights loops a boogie instrumental with hypnotic simplicity. re-edits done proper.
always a pleasure to announce the return of the vanguard project. the duo offers us a new ep named “twice as nice”, 4 tracks with powerful and enthusiastic vocals topping the sublime, always on point, beats. exactly the kind of liquid that will not disappoint the lovers of this genre. this is the vanguard project, this is fokuz.
helder russo is the youngest of eleven, raised in lisbon in a family from the island of santiago, cabo verde. he s a prolific music producer with a couple of heavy releases on groovement recordings and as half of gatupreto on tink!. russo s music is thought out and solid, his reference list is long and diverse, citing rhythm & sound in the same context as miles davis, sade, the late great mj, boo williams, carl craig or jay dilla. the result is a soundtrack composed with care and attention, detailed and rich though still powerful and present.
a broken clock is right twice a day ep is comprised of 7 tracks recorded in kazan and moscow during various sessions. some of them go back as early as 2014 and everything is composed on two 8-track samplers. alina izolenta and kamil ea were born in the ussr, so the origin of the acronym ptu is embedded in everyday life of a country, which no longer exists. the duo spent their childhood in siberia and on volga, and their salad days in music schools and early clubs of their respective home cities. back then accessing the internet was only possible via pre-paid cards that came in envelopes. music — via pirate cds and endlessly slow mp3 downloads. friendships would stem from copying music from hard drive to hard drive. the name ptu came to life in the middle of 00s, in a rented apartment, literally the last building in some street on the outskirts, over impromptu synth sessions with friends.
next up on tomorrow is now, kid! is an ep from rutilance recordings owner, dj steaw. the french artist crafted four sturdy tracks on this fresh ep. it is a perfect blend between chicago and new york house, with a big splash of acid throughout the disc. the hypnotising percussion and grimy sounds take you to new, unforeseen places. keywords for best describing this 12inch are, beyond any doubt, deep and vigorous. enjoy these four definite killers in the club.
berlin based duo dualshock returns again with their groovin , trademark dancefloor brilliance. on -twice the fun ep- you get four reduced and straight to the point techno gems with alluringly rolling bass lines, wittily cut-up vocals, calculated percussion, and a floating groove. all four tunes fresh dancefloor music.
2017 repress, second release for twice and native under the “flying machines” moniker. from proto-house and obscure italo-disco to balearic soul and latin grooves, this 5-track limited edition ep is a digger’s delight.
the kid is back! mister jacob otten as known as kid sublime has been delivering twelve-inch discs of love to the international house scene for many years now. his sound is soulful, purposefully energetic, very playful and always straight from the heart. let his creations raise your spirits and make you feel insipred, for music is lifes greatest expression of love.
third release for patrick gibin aka twice and his ‘collective blends’ project, this time teaming up with kaidi tatham on keys. 3 unique cuts that go from the soulfulness of the title track ‘lights out’, to the hipnotic acid vibes of ‘high flames’ and the modern boogie flavour of ‘flash burn’.
second release for patrick gibin aka twice and his ‘collective blends’ project which includes musicians from his home town verona - italy : for this release the collective invited special guest clara hill on vocals. the raw hypnotic moog bassline together with the brazilian influenced hi-hats and rhythms of the title track “time goes by” build a solid atmospheric groove elevated by clara hills’ vocals, that give the track that unique soulful swing. on the flip, volcov’s spaced out dub version of “time goes by” is as deep as it gets and the third track, phanareega, keeps the energy high with its combination of live acoustic/electronic drums, sharp bassline and anthem strings.
twice and blend it! records are back with the 8th release of the black aroma edits. expect the trademark sounds that made this series in demand and sought after: side a is sure to hit the jazz - funk heads, whilst side b is a treat for 80’s boogie and soul lovers. grab hold of a copy quick, these don’t last long!
moscow producer (futureboogie, manmade, sonar kollectiv, kerri chandler’s madtech) with 4 tracks of nasty modern funk-meets-house, some driving boogie-fueled business, low slung pulsing funk, shimmering disco vibes, + a bit of a melancholy strut.
’javiera gonzález, the as yet unknown talent in the western world hailing from the underground bliss of her hometown santiago de chile, presents her debut ep -meet me twice-. javiera’s vocal stylings are at once haunting and irresistibly creating a mood that inspires views of far away places, abandoned and alone, yet somehow bathed in hope. her talent for vocal improvisation paired with the funk-infused analog electronics by tobias freund and mario jarpa s organ interact perfectly on this 6 track release.’
1st pressing on white vinyl! melodic, floating and based on traditions but without sounding like something you already heard too often, that s about how we would describe the italian duo s second curle ep.
new yorks marcos cabral has not so quietly been creeping up on unsuspecting victims of modern electronic music through the last years. his project as chemotex for trilogy tapes singlehandly executed a type of out of sync shuffle jack not seen since the days or early rush or even cajual which have had floorboard pulling effects in clubs when dropped. download code included. tip!
truth & soul veröffentlichen diese ursprünglich im jahr 2003 auf misty / daptone erschienene 7- nun erstmalig wieder. el michels affair bestehen aus truth soul-mastermind, produzent, songschreiber und saxophonist leon michels sowie anderen musikern aus bands wie the dap kings, menahan street band, antibalas, the expressions und anderen pseudonyme, die das große soul- & funkmusikerkollektiv aus new york sonst noch im umlauf hat.
following the black aroma releases, blend it! records and label owner twice are back with a brand new project filled with contemporary dancefloor heaters: collective blends vol. 1. while ‘steel’ and ‘hovo’ on side a will find the likes of house and electronic heads, ‘speedboat’ and ‘metronome’ on side b drop the tempo but keep it soulful and groovy, featuring the multi-talented erik rico on vocals (you may know him from collabs with ron trent, dj spinna, aybee and many more). difficult to categorize, fresh and full of personality, this first release of the series will make you hungry for more.
when life gets tough, we always turn to music for physical and spiritual relief. we ve found that dancing to music with positive vibes brings us the joy and energy we need to get on with our daily rhythms. the four tracks contained on this disc are made for dancing. they fit perfectly in uplifting sets and are crafted to blend together with a wide range of house flavours. times are ruff understand what the soul needs to let go of the many forms of stress and pressures in life. we hope you enjoy the music as much as we have enjoyed making it and presenting it to you.
tomorrow is now, kid! returns just in time for summer with a collection of tracks taken from a reel of tape. in my ghetto is the debut ep of anthony brooklyn, who has crafted four jams in spirit of the roughness of new york citys famous borough, brooklyn.
played by: slothboogie, ka§par, nathaniel jay, dj nav, david, fabio monesi (wilson records), alex alterskye, daniel curpen, leigh d oliver, djs: most charted - deep house, waze & odyssey, alex salvador, new jack city, kid mark, l atelier, borg ltd, marsupials
straight off the back of his *lost & found* lp, bcee is back with a full vocal dancefloor stomper. think twice is one of bcees heaviest tracks for a while, with a bass line that will shake your whole body and a vocal hook that gets stuck in your brain, this one is destined for big thing. ram records wonderkid chords steps up for remix duty and brings his own touch to the previously laidback 140bpm *into the blue* and injecting it with energy.
support from 1xtra, london elektricity, logistics, mutated forms, loadstar, crissy criss and a whole load more...
after a few highly praised moments this year (a 23 track magnum opus album, entitled >ascensus< on gerds seminal label 4lux, as well as a best selling ep on chicagos high rising record label stripped & chewed, amongst others), kaspar debuts on tomorrow is now, kid! with an incredible four tracker called >spice of light<. his leanings towards the esoteric and spiritual are evident throughout, and contrasted with sexual tips and pure physical pleasure through his rough beat work. the whole set is aimed at the creation of a unique, personal sound that searches the deepest recesses of the authors creativity while still true to the sound track of the dance floor. a four tracker to file under some of the most unique moments in recent releases.
racing between the tangible warmth of the past and the thrilling unknown of the future, guillaume coutu dumont comes flying back within our reach to impart his time-spanning gospel for a third album of subversive house music.