limited black repress. amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u, accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g
with his concept ep grey specters of dead communication breaklab aims to explore the atmospheres of computing systems. focussing on the processes underneath the surface of our electrified and digitalized mechanical age.
the bielefeld based combo „system of ice“ is shaking the dancefloors with their raw and energyloaded analog live sets for a couple of years now. the more we re happy to announce an exclusive limited vinyl edition of their „drift ep“ on nulectric reords. in case of our second vinyl-project, they delivered two synthiebased dancefloor tools which can be played in various speeds and situations. „drive“ and „cream“ are both tooly synthmonsters which are suitable for up- and downtempo purposes. greyscale supports them with an even more clubdriven techno remix as her very first release. while she went forward, tension closes the ep with a contemporary reduced and broken dub edit of „drive“.
lithuania s greyscale returns this december with ohrwert’s “fidelis / blavus”, backed with remixes from xdb and grad_u.
greyscale was launched in 2012 by lithuanian producer and dj grad_u, and photographer rima prusakova, set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.
the original mix of “blavus” opens the ep, perfectly setting the tone with murky, ethereal atmospherics, billowing dub echoes, modulating percussion and thunderous drums before dubtechno stalwart xdb strips things back a little with soft touches of the originals airy drones tucked away in the depths whilst choppy stabs and dynamically unfolding analogue rhythms wander throughout.
the second original from ohrwert opens the flip-side, upping the energy levels slightly with hooky stab-sequences, filtered delays and hypnotic melodies running alongside a sturdy percussive foundation. lastly to round out the release grad_u reworks “blavus” into a more groove-driven workout, employing shuffled hats, looped dub chords and bumpy sub-bass hits throughout.
mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin.
lp in printed innersleeve + download card. de beren gieren confirms their reputation as one of the most adventurous jazz trios of the benelux with their fourth album.raw energy, impressionist melodies and complex structures are generated via piano, bass and drums provoking polyrhythmic soundscapes with unexpected twists and sudden turns.
amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u, accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g white vinyl.
february 2015, !organism celebrates by pressing up a standout ep by simone tavazzi. the italian’s originals get remixed by bodyscrub & pascal nuzzo and complete what are four tracks of excellently direct techno.
this first release of the young label has a strong focus on austrian artists. the style of the four tracks can be described as deep, dark and uncompromisingly functional on the dancefloor. as every track is diversified in itself this lp covers the whole spectrum for a club night.
!organism is the swiss techno label owned by yan stricker. since 2008, it has dealt in a stripped brand of minimalism releasing artists like the boss himself, mylo salte and tom laws, who returns once again here alongside bodyscrub aka italian producer roberto bonetti. eagles eyes is yet another classy family affair from techno true-schoolers, !organism
phthalo records mainstay terminal 11 (born mike castaneda) returns with a mind-bending 12 inch consisting of two new tracks of the psychotic intensity, calculated clarity and unlikely finesse of a true idm veteran.
vinyl is limited to only 200 copies.
ladies and gentlemen. we proudly present: the gemini bros. with their 12 inch vinyl single >trump skyscrapers<, the twins from bucharest provide a huge show for a debut on bigm productions. following their motto >keep the funk alive<, they present a funky, groovy and loungy breaks tune with great remixes by cmc&silenta, dj nixon of mustbeat crew and jon kennedy & ewan hoozami.
bodyscrub is one of the most exciting & uprising talents of the growing neapolitan techno scene. with mind blowing releases on labels like phobiq and 1605 he was able to catch our attention, so we are glad to announce his first ep on driving forces recordings. with >hyperactive< and >regular< bodyscrub delivered 2 slamming & modern high quality techno tracks for the peak time. but that’s by far not all!
supported by umek, slam, fergie, spektre, carlo lio, secret cinema, maetrik, gary beck, tom hades, hertz, d.a.v.e the drummer, damon wild and many more... this is the time of neapolitan bodyscrub aka roberto bonetti, enjoys a growing reputation as one of the most exciting production talents around. deeply hypnotic, sexy vocals and with a raw percussive power the deep cerebral ambience of the tracks are infused with an all-consuming dancefloor energy. brightness and dark blend perfectly!
after the excellent results of brian sanhaji >the charleston<, phobiq is pleased to repeat the shot with superb remixes from miniminds (respekt / 1605), flug (sleaze / alchemy) and bodyscrub (definitive / capsula).
supported by spektre,joseph capriati,tom hades,carlo lio,someone else and more..
hi-quality minimal dub/ambient techno by skyscaper & ekelon. comes on the likeable ghost sounds label (that always seem to be pressing less as what the demand is unfortunately... hence the zero stock on back catalogue). but lush long tracks with a foggy ambient piece on side a, and a more bright rhythmic dubby piece on the flip with beautiful strings and lush melodies. sweeet!
if you like your old classics with a new twist then this needs to be purchased asap as only limited press! a fresh rework of an early underworld production that really kicked start their journey to stardom back in 1993. from barcelona with love who are getting some props from many djs at the mo, plus no strangers to the scene who have worked with the likes bush, tapas...plus more. keeping parts of the original vocal and strings, churning into a growling spaced out tech journey that doesnt loose any impact...four/four all the way. quality!
split ep by kompact producer + chicago techno-babe blends berings emotive style with simkos midwest roots & latin-influenced percussion. b-side f/each producer remixing the others track. soulful & groovy stuff as these artists & label elevate their game.
we re arrived to the tenth chapter of greyscale story. it s definitely a milestone for us. for this special occasion label boss grad_u is back with umwelt , his first full length album since “endless space” that was released back in 2012.
sraunus definitely been in the zone lately. he is back with “equal melodies”, his second album for greyscale. this is also his second album this year and his tenth album ever released. one note can be a melody, it is only important that the wind blows when you’re listening to it. nine equal melodies with more than 75 minutes playtime and with sraunus signature organic sound will take you to the magic forest for a serious lush trip. highly recommended! album comes in a very special, 3rd gen, greyscale hardback book type package. hand-assembled, glued and cellophane wrapped with love. released on pressed cd for the best possible quality and extended longevity. limited to 200 copies worldwide. no repress!!
greyscale sixth installment is delivered by mysterious faded. the only thing we know about him that he s making amazing music! the best proof of this is the album. “stasis” consists of 9 tracks, two of which includes occult’s spells added to the recipe. it is a true masterpiece. perfect for long evenings of your rainy autumn. tip!
we are delighted to welcome back our family member gradient. after two years he returns for our fifth chapter and he picks where he left off with ‘dub iterations’. ‘dub trips’ is a hypnotic, 65+ minutes journey into his lush, dubby and minimalist grooves. close your eyes and be ready for this seriously deep trip! highly recommended!!
with the fourth installment we welcome sraunus aka paulius markutis to greyscale family. the time is ripe to announce his next opus “atmospheric insomnia”. deep and multilayered, dense and atmospheric, warm and beautiful, at times groovy or chilled out. this album is constructed from eight sleepless dub techno cuts, recorded during the insomnia nights of the last few years. a masterpiece! surely, it’s one not to miss for anyone who likes their music deep.
a third installment of greyscale. this time an album from our fellow artist igor arsenjev aka gradient. we ve meet with him so many times on same labels, so it is natural that his next opus -dub iterations- took place on greyscale. the album itself will hypnotize you.. a journey to the deepest. perfect for late night listening. highly recommended!
we are entering the last quarter of 2008 with a small sensation. after more than 30 single and ep releases the time hascome to pour another layer of concrete into the foundations of a label that is serious - the time is right for meerestiefs first long player.we are pleased to have tireless xhin on our roster. we are also pleased that xhin is the one to beautifully usher inthis new era on meerestief. this pearl from singapore and master of the multi-layered and complex house sound has sentus nine perfect tracks via glass fibre cable with the depth of the indian ocean and the vitality of european partyinstitutions.greyscale is not an album for the living room but is at its extreme also a living room album.