planet rhythm continues the various artists series with a versatile 4-tracker containing tracks by planet rhythm regulars and a relative newcomer to the scene. the a-side features a deep groover by yan cook as well as an atmposheric track by promising act alpi. the b-side is home to two tracks that lean more toward the harder and more repetitive part of the label’s broad spectrum.
the precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing. in the case of yan cook, all come together in harmony, yan joins the label with 4 very well crafted cuts, after a very steady profile and career, now is the time to make him shine even more.
REPETITIVE MUSIC REMIXED (JOHANNES HEIL, YAN COOK, TOTM, OLIVER DEUTSCHMANN RMXS)
12" Vinyl D06.12.17
a strong selection of remixes for dj emersons latest album >repetitive music<. johannes heil strips things down and delievers a monotone monster of a track with a heavy and dark kickdrum. yan cook puts the broken beats of >anonymous< straight and transfers it into a throbbing dark and heavy track. markus suckut aka tales of the machines is having one of his most succesful years ever with the release of his album and the uprise of his exile label. this track really shows what his t.o.t.m. moniker is all about. nothing but pure unadulterated techno in the most underground sense. oliver deutschmann delievers a groove driven version of >string theory< great rolling tune with a perfect sound and build-up.
delsin records inertia series is back with a powerful four tracker from yan cook. the producer from ukraine has also released delsin s main label and associated ann aimee, as well as planet rhythm and cooked. he makes straight up techno that arrests your attention and does just that again here. toucan is first and is a spangled, underwater techno track with gurgling lines wrapping round shuffling percussion and insistent drums. it s one to get into your head, while puffin is more physical, with more warped synths and paddy drums woven together into a fluid, rippling groove that never lets up. the drums on dialogue are deep and land with real resonance while dubby chords rattling out to the horizon. last of all flamingo is the most manic of the lot, with hi speed synths and booming drums all coming together to make for powerful, sub shaking and room filling techno madness.
yan cook has positioned himself as one of the key figures in modern day techno and without hesitation one of the faces of the planet rhythm imprint. this time around he returns to his warm home with the eight-track counting “drifted island”. even though it’s listed as an ep it’s almost a full length album in its own right. yan cook takes the listener on a voyage that covers all sides of his musical spectrum. sturdy technoid rhythms and otherworldly structures make drifted island a true work of versatility.
for our second release of 2017 we welcome ukraine’s finest, yan cook to eartoground records.
a go-to producer for many dj’s, his techno is definitely a force to be reckoned with, on the dance floor and his signature haunting atmospheres and pounding basslines leave a lasting impression.
tracks created for the release hold their own individual place in any set. from the intensity of buran to the slick movement of magnetized, the full track list has been tried and tested with excellent response throughout.
hope you enjoy.
being played and supported by the likes of: marcel dettmann, sigha, dax j, rem co, truncate, gareth wild, chris liebing, antigone, etapp kyle, francois x.
yan cook makes a stong impression with his debute ep on dynamic reflection. melter ep includes three mesmerizing originals and an outstanding philippe petit remix on top. yan cook shedding his upcoming status more and more and turning himself into an artist which is here to stay. this ep has already did some serious damage on the floors, as expected. >> repress
planet rhythm usual yan cook teams up with fellow ukranian artist mays for a tough collaboration record named “old friend ep”. on the opening-track “fixed” the tone is being set for this being an utter dancefloor effort with the extended use of fx and modulation. “old friend” resumes in this fashion bringing a glitchy atmosphere of some kind together with matches chords and outlandish drum work. the b-side opens up with the futuristic tones of “coder” which is based around tough synth arpeggiators and ferocious kick drums. “tesla” continues down the road of futuristic techno with it’s strong and extended fx works and intrusive synthesizer sounds.
ukrainian techno artist yan cook is swiftly turning into one of planet rhythm’s usual suspects. the follow up to this years xx lp comes in the form of a 12” package called “loophole ep” 4 deep and dark techno cuts that represent the yan cook sound to the fullest. expect swells, cleverly placed arps that are all part of his rhythm driven signature sound.
with a steady stream of releases from both the usual suspects aswell as young artists, planet rhythm continues to expand their catalog. politics of greed ep features a selection of artists currently involved with the label. debutants responder and arkvs team up with the label’s rising stars yan cook and twr72 for a strong solid techno four-tracker.
it’s been a while since planet rhythm released an entire lp project. who else to thread into album territories than ukranian planet rhythm stalwart yan cook. after releasing various efforts through the rotterdam based imprint over the last few years, yan cook comes up with a double lp consisting of 2 discs with 2 tracks on each side. whilst shifting between various sides of the yan cook identity the xx lp proves to be an effective and bulding package over mechanic techno sounds with strong builds and exciting taints of fx.
another solid va on the prruk imprint. usual suspect yan cook opens up with the sturdy techno-cut *canyon*. steve parker delivers some hypnotic acid business. boys of the moment twr72 come up with an intrusive bit of strongarm techno. alderaan closes down this ep with his arp anthem xem.
INVERTED EP (ANDRE KRONERT / QUANTEC / MARCO FARAONE RMXS)
12" Vinyl black orange coloured ES08.06.15
vibe009 is here! on colored balck/orange 12- vinyl, signed by yan cook (planet rithm/delsin) a techno-industrial track that has the essence of this ukranian producer... big kick, ground noises, a 4/4 to break the dancefloor. andre kronert (odd/even) an a2 for the first remix with his analog trade mark. marco faraone retouched this track with a powerfull techno-detriot flavour. great. to close this vinyl on b2 the dub-techno master quantec (echochord). deep techno trip.
weekend circuit, record label born out of london, england, is an artistic entity focussing primarily on releasing first-rate techno since it’s inception in 2013. starting from humble beginnings, the outfit have rapidly grown into one of the cities most important collectives. the inaugural release, helmed by dax j, helped set the blueprint for a well-honed, forward-glancing sound that owes as much to london as it does to berlin.
ukranian techno producer yan cook returns to the planet rhythm imprint with a belter ep. evolving techno sounds that are carefully carved out of analogue pulses and ferm drum hits. where the a side thrives on well produced arps and atmopshere, the b side really hits it with peak time synth action and great fx.
kievs yan cook here steps up from sister label ann aimee to big daddy delsin, as the two imprints have been fused into one going forward, with boris tellegen aka deltas carefully designed graphic covers also moving to the main label. earlier in the year, the techno man released morse with the dutch outfit, and has also impressed on labels like on records, planet rhythm and dynamic reflection with his ravey, heavily textured sounds
its been an impressive start for dutch label on records. over the course of their first three releases the music arm of the on and on artist agency has gathered fantastic support from many of the techno elite. this big name backing has come solely because of the quality of the music, as it should.
here we go with the first album of the label, on double vinyl. the album has been written and produced by yan cook, from kiev, and is supported by two big remixes from the duo endless, composed by perc and giorgio gigli, and by the well known artist drumcell from droid behavior.
in just under a year in the making, were extremely proud to bring you our second installment of the brood remixes. as we did in the first release, weve put together a special breed of underground talent to remix our artist, yan cook. fantastic and forward thinking artists such as xhin, su..
the formidable team of visionquest related artists lee curtiss, ryan crosson and cesar merveille debut their new sweatshop boys project for matt tolfreys leftroom imprint this june with wide world feat jem cooke, backed with remixes from mosca and tolfrey himself.
this is a special release from nuta cookier with the singer andressa parra. the ocean has also remixes from axel karakasis, oliver lieb and tayan. this a amazing ep for people who love house music and vocals.
dj, produzent und leftroom labelbetreiber matt tolfrey schmiedet nach seinem studioalbum word of mouth eine allianz mit ryan crosson (visionquest), um ein hervorragendes mixset aus komplett exklusiven tracks und eigenen edits zu kreieren. feat. jay haze & ricardo villalobos, larry heard aka mr fingers, huxley, luke solomon, h-foundation & blakkat, pezzner, u.v.a.
excise is thrilled to host san francisco underground xture max gardner on the label’s 3rd vinyl release. max runs the legendary californian party crew direct to earth and he’s equally a hypnotic dj selector and highly skilled synthesist. as you’ll see on this release max’s tracks are not only excellent dj tools but also deeply interesting for close-listening: truly unique electronic music dif culty to pigeonhole into a genre. “mona loops” is an immersive experience on club speakers as an eerie high-pitched synth line twists in unexpected ways over powerful waves of bass. next max remixes label co-owner muon’s track “kmc” redefining its raw elements into a blitzing four and half minute romp held together by a jagged low-mid frequency lead line. “broken pinkies” is hard to de ne. all we can say is it embodies the feeling of the san francisco all night underground world more than any single song in recent memory. it begs for repeat listening. yan cook joins the excise family for a banging remix of “broken pinkies”almost shocking in its spin off the original. we’re huge fans of yan over here and this track embodies what we love most about his productions - groovy but with serious bite.
planet rhythm has come forward with quite some serious va’s throughout the last couple of years. the 109th installment in the ever maintaining vinyl series is exactly that. a compilation that features several of the label’s great names combined on one slab of vinyl. kingfisher ep is a four track counting release consisting of tough tracks that are completely in the vein of the label’s recent direction. intrusive, yet melodic contemporary dancefloor action.
the legendary skatalites, alongside the later studio one in-house bands - the soul vendors, sound dimension, soul defenders and brentford road all stars – were as much a part of the classic studio one sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as alton ellis, horace andy, marcia griffiths and bob marley and the wailers.
reclaim your city presents the third installation in itss devoted series showcasing talents from techno-centric regions across the globe, this time dnepr, ukraine and vancouver, canada are pinned on the map. with the dnepr being ukraine’s most significant navigable waterway and vancouver being a large coastal seaport, these two cities stimulate the transfer of goods, including quality techno. this strong and distinguished release from reclaim your city is dedicated to long time companion and supporter of the label, max_m. we shall continue this fight in your legacy.
amsterdam based on and on are set to celebrate 6 years of parties with a huge birthday celebration on 11th april in the heart of the dutch city. the anniversary is also set to be marked by the release of a double vinyl package featuring eight new and exclusive tracks from some of the on records family, called on:6.
this veritable feast of techno, featuring not only the dutch label contingent of jeff rushin and nicole rosie , but also aiken, unbalance, yan cook, morbeck, milton bradley, terence fixmer is spread across a 2 x vinyl package.
here we go with the fourth and last part of octaves analog series project. this one only includes remixes from finely selected artists that all have a very own sound, in order to create a various sounding selection of techno mixes and reinterpretations of the original tracks.
supports: and, the noisemaker, perc, svreca, mick finesse, truncate, go!diva, the welderz, ryuji takeuchi, pinion, howski ...
to coincide with the release of matt tolfrey & ryan crossons forthcoming dont be leftout mix compilation, the leftroom imprint offers up a vinyl sampler of exclusive content produced for the comp. the four track package is set to drop in february ahead of the full release in march and brilliantly showcases the outstanding level of quality found throughout the compilation.
20 years ago the track unfuture, released on sven väths imprint eye q, marked a milestone in technoproductions with its uncompromising style and sound, delivering a view on techno which was revolutionary at that time: stripped down to only a couple of sounds in general, the track had an impact on dancefloors as not often seen before in those trance-dominated times - and still has!
vinyl only! after his first vinyl on his own label wall music limited he published his second ep out of hell. mean, evil, screw synths. there are remixes by yan cook, known by octaves label silent steps and felix lorusso, known by derhut records or by blank code.
darknet returns for its 7th 12inch release, and just like the former 6, its guaranteed to set your local dancefloor on steamy hot fire. gabeen and yan cook are the first ones to line up, and the original dark shade has just that perfect vibe for creating exactly what its title says.
the latest in tru thoughts series of essential label compilations, compiled by a&r and label owner robert luis, shapes 12:01 is available on double cd, double lp and digital. bringing the best of the current sound of the label, with a handful of upfront exclusives and cuts previously only available on other formats. artists include quantic & alice russell with the combo barbaro, belleruche, zed bias (aka maddslinky), mark de clive-lowe, hint, the bamboos, lanu, anchorsong and many more.