after marcin krupa’s jazz laden pumpers on sour edits vol 2, sour edits is back with a four-tracker featuring the first vinyl release from emerging talent braga circuit alongside label boss xxxy. the a1 is the collaboration between the two artists “take you there”. slamming drums, melancholic vocals and soaring soul samples to bring a tear to the eye and a pump to the fist a2 “one i got” is a straight up romantic soul swinger from the boy wonder on his own, craftily chopped samples sit alongside swinging drums to get any good dancefloor moving b1 “i won’t, i never” sees xxxy mixing baltimore breaks with romantic vocals and soaring strings for another tears on the dancefloor moment. b2 “what you do to me” closes out the record with a slap bass fest that builds and builds.......
300 copies only, dj support from midland, detroit swindle, oneman, deetron...
the next release on rinse is the second in a series of three eps of gorgeous, punch-drunk house music from label regular rupert taylor, aka xxxy. the follow-up to last years acclaimed 18 hours, it is a further spiral inwards for the tripped-out, wistful style he has increasingly come to make distinctly his own, with clouds of arpeggiated synth notes and vapourised voice rolling atop pillow-soft, droning bass.
xxxy returns to ten thousand yen with a pair of cybertron futureproof rave burners. goldfish exists to pull you in, mangle you up and squash you out the other side. the flip evade is on a hands in the air, vapour jets in amnesia flex. we love em both. a lot. hope you do too x.
london-based producer and rinse fm associate rupert taylor, aka xxxy, has announced his second release for the rinse label, featuring a pair of characteristically melody soaked, floor ready house tracks. it is the follow up to 2013s incendiary club hit *got me so*, and is the latest in a series of releases from taylor exploring ghostly house and garage for labels including infrasonics, ten thousand yen and orca.
i made another record for the lovely welshmen at ten thousand yen. the a side is an arpy thing with bass the flip is a vocally thing with bass. they both contain breakdowns - please dont hold this against me xoxo
since 2009 xxxy, aka rupert taylor, has released a string of 12 inches through labels like infrasonics, well rounded and ten thousand yen that have showed off his idiosyncratic takes on uk garage and bass-driven house. his debut for rinse picks up where they left off, with three tracks of shimmering, synth-led house music, marked out by taylor’s distinctive spiralling melodies and sampled voices.
londons xxxy goes all city with these two dope cuts... 2 track 12 from manchester born, london based producer xxxy. combining an intense work-rate with a fusion of classic and new styles this is another fine 12 to add to his burgeoning discography. brimming with energy the a side kerpow is a dense cocktail of detailed arrangement and mutated bass styles with the flip side slowly building to a booming climax around an infectious vocal hook! full colour hand drawn pop art cover...
following the huge success of xis second release, orca recordings is back to deliver its highly anticipated forth instalment, this time from the highly versatile xxxy, who has delivered two unbelievably cuts for his first 12 inch on the label.
YOU ALWAYS START IT / ORDINARY THINGS (10 INCH WHITE VINYL)
coloured 10" Vinyl UK02.02.11
the final edition of ten thousand yens limited 10 inch series. xxxy drops two absolute beauts to complete the pack. welcome to 2011. the release has had radio one and rinse support from the likes of gilles peterson and braiden and an absolutely massive online reaction. white 10 inch vinyl, strictly limited to 350. all are numbered with hand screen-printed sleeves. each vinyl order includes a download code for instant mp3 / flac / wav format.
manchester based dansu discs are back with their second vinyl release of the series! dsd010 - club culture vol.1 is a 4 track various artist compilation infused with dance floor ready cuts filtered across the spectrum of electronic music. from disco to chicago house, breakbeat to 303 acid lines, you can be sure that every taste is tailored to throughout this ep.
final volume in the ‘walk.man’ mix series. a 4 track of burners and disco thuds. ‘cloud break’ bolts out the blocks with deadly bongo drums and heady vocal whilst ‘don’t you? opens it out on the breakdown with xxxy. ‘magnolia is looped up phaser disco distilled. finished with the glacial ‘ur salvation’
brand new glastonbury production duo speakman sound team up with frankie forman for the palliative psychedelic dance stylings of latest single warm. warm follows the breakneck success of debut single in flight which became a top viral track on spotify while being touted by key tastemakers including 6music’s lauren laverne, radio x’s john kennedy, soho radio’s eddie temple morris and radio 1’s huw stephens, monki and phil taggart. the latter commendations led to the brothers being offered a slot on the bbc introducing stage at glastonbury for a ram-packed homecoming. brothers todd and guy, the duo behind speakman sound, spent their childhood in the glastonbury area immersed in music through their father, a guitarist in psych-rock scene including bands such as hawkwind. growing into adolescence against a backdrop of rave culture in somerset shaped the psychedelic tinged future bass sound they create in their studio in north london today. warm is a sonic embrace, a trip into the uterine comforts of music. a rolling kick drum structures it, ostensibly four-on-the-floor, but with syncopated fibrillations, the sound of a heart skipping a beat. with frankie forman’s brilliant, mantra-like vocal and tobie tripp’s sweeping strings, warm reminds us of the comfort we find in music. enveloping in its beauty, it’s the latest majestic entry into speakman sound’s unique and beatific body of work. that the speakman brothers are producers in their own right should come as no surprise. having received a start-up grant for a studio in cricklewood, they have built an artistic hub from scratch and are surrounded by a creative coterie of young musicians and talented artists practicing across film and music in north london where they hold regular late-night jams and parties.
zackey force funk was born into this wild world in tucson, az in 1974. in and out of prison since the age of 17, zff began producing on pirated software his brother gave to him once he had given up a life of crime to focus on writing tunes and raising his family. first discovered by kutmah back in the golden era of myspace, zackey’s signature “force funk sound” swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. as these tunes were scattered across various labels, finding their homes on their respective collaborator’s projects, zff continued to hone his style, delving deeper into the psychedelic future funk realm of which he has created for himself. the fruits of his discipline all add up to “electron don” hnr52 a 15-track collection of early productions that serves as the initial transmission of a fantastical mind that has many more stories to tell. “electron don” gathers together various unreleased and classic tracks recorded by zackey force funk circa 2009-2011 in tucson, az. included here are a treasure-trove of classic productions by the electron don himself, as well as tracks by luminaries salva, mike gao, lorn, jellphonic, cupp cave, crimekillz, mark lowe and paolo xz.
pressing on white vinyl.
montreals shashu has quickly become a force on the beat scene with an inventive, muscular new take on dance music. after making waves with his debut fools gold ep thru da night earlier this year (an immediate dj favorite and bbc radio pick) he delivers an amped up sequel today in the form of pwrfnk, slapping futuristic, heavy bass over 80s-inspired midnight electro. this limited double 12 inch combines both eps and includes a fold-out poster.
waze & oddyseys w&o streetracks imprint pulls together the likes of eliphino, ejeca, citizen and xxxy for its first (unmixed) compilation released this winter, w&o streettracks vol 1. having clocked up eight releases on street tracks, its the ideal time to throw down a milestone and document the sound of the label in one package and w&o street tracks does so with panache. the result of waze & oddysseys plunge into their address book is a 12 track compilation that neatly reflects modern house music. ejeca, citizen and w&o themselves sit alongside newcomers like mediman and sage caswell while the emergent talents of new jack city and eliphino make for a nicely profiled piece of work
the debut compilation lp on mind on fire records, featuring 8 tracks of pure fire from xxxy, g-kut, la77, neko neko, zoir, pareesa, woli wols and grave architecture! comes in hand-stamped and screen-printed cover.
anfang oktober veröffentlicht mute die erste single-auskopplung aus new orders neuem album music complete auf cd & 12inch. die single cd beinhaltet neben einem extended 12inch-mix und der single version remixe von agoria, xxxy, rac & andrew weatherall.
waze & oddysey s w&o streetracks imprint pulls together the likes of eliphino, ejeca, citizen and xxxy for its first (unmixed) compilation released this winter, w&o streettracks vol 1. having clocked up eight releases on street tracks, it s the ideal time to throw down a milestone and document the sound of the label in one package and w&o street tracks does so with panache. the result of waze & oddyssey s plunge into their address book is a 12 track compilation that neatly reflects modern house music. ejeca, citizen and w&o themselves sit alongside newcomers like mediman and sage caswell while the emergent talents of new jack city and eliphino make for a nicely profiled piece of work
ministry of sound präsentiert eine umfangreiche werkschau aus knapp 30 jahren house musik geschichte - mit tracks und remixen von u.a. frankie knuckles, marshall jefferson, royal house aka todd terry, inner city, kings of tomorrow, george morel, tensnake, disclosure feat. mary j. blige, lindstrom, london grammar, bucketheads u.v.a.!
auf zwei cds setzt das britische compilation-imperium ministry of sound erneut die messlatte ein stück höher. 40 tracks und remixes von lana del rey, hot chip, maya jane coles, bloc party, bonobo, art department, terranova, kollektiv turmstrasse u.v.a.!