fina records welcome jad & the for a new ep that shows off the australian-born, berlin-based producer’s majestically melodic house sound. a special dub from 6th borough project makes this another essential release. before now jad & the has served up tracks of the year (‘strings that never win’ - mixmag 2017), fronted four piece live act mitzi—who played alongside the likes of nile rodgers—and also produced as jad & the ladyboy, all the while picking up fans like moxie and bradley zero. sonar kollektiv and toy tonics have put out his charming sounds before and this new one is another joyous offering. the feel good ‘2 getha (4 eva mix)’ kicks things of with old school drum breaks and loved-up vocals. big smeared pads, a new age melody and classic bassline line finish it off and carry you away to summery house heaven. ‘twist club’ then drops into lush deep house with a long legged bassline tumbling beneath organic drums. it’s a dreamy and romantic cut before ‘disco hold down’ has live sounding jazz drums, choppy vocals and rough edges that take you to the heart of a vibe-fulled basement party. delusions of grandeur’s 6th borough project serve up a dub that’s more stripped back and built on a big rubber bassline. jacking drums and a more rapturous vocal make it a truly steamy jam.
fina records strides into 2018 with another fresh new house ep, this time from paso aka pascal pamme. over the last few years this french artist has released on the likes of d.ko records, increase, and the groove, and always showcases his knack for loose limbed, organic house grooves laden with jazzy keys and soul-infused synths. the four cuts he offers up here once again prove he is a producer with a truly authentic and musical style.
detroits monty luke fronts up the 21st fina records release, fresh off the back of the label s dj mag best of british awards nomination. monty luke explores the slightly more techy edges of the detroit house sound that wont disappoint.
guy andrews has been a prominent name on the underground circuit as of late, racking up a reputable back catalogue with releases and remixes for the likes of hotflush, hemlock and the vinyl factory. andrews has seen heavy support on the aforementioned singles from the likes of lorca, the black dog and a1 bassline, testament to his classy, understated take on house and techno. here guy joins the fina records roster, following a release from dfrnt, a striking indication of the attentive a&r approach of the label so far this year.
summer has all but gone as the darkness draws in, the clocks go back, and fina records releases something a little different for the night owls. cosmic dutch space cadets morning factory step up for fina 005 with a slow motion rhythm and tone ep. having previously appeared for yore records and brother from another mother 2020 vision, the guys have been busy in the windmill whittling a perfect autumn release. sultans of swing ep doesnt quite shadow dire straits but it certainly delivers. hypnotic title track of the same name is features futureproof basslines, layered with an enigmatic drowning echo-led synth while >lady< adds a different finish to the wax. here we find d angelo s 96 vocal hook effortlessly breaking through the shuffling punchy bass.
for our next fina records release we welcome french native closed paradise… closed paradise has been on our radar for a while after hearing releases on fools & fables, kolour ltd & whiskey disco. his unique (and mainly vinyl only) productions have featured heavily in our sets over the last few years, if you are familiar with his vibe you’ll know his tracks have a certain french finesse, and these are no exception. so we are extremely happy to finally put this out and add closed paradise praise ep to the fina family.
for our first release of 2017 and number 023 in the fina catalogue, we are super happy to welcome finnish producer saine to the family. saine has been on our hit list for a number of years and we are delighted to finally be releasing his aptly named mint ep saine delivers 3 classy cuts brimming with hip-hop fused, organic house sound that have always grabbed our attention in the past on labels such as sleazy beats, black ops, voyage, odd socks and quartet series. the mint ep continues in the saine vein(see what we did there) with obscure sample wizardry, thumping straight-to-the-bone beats & wavering analogue synth textures which do not disappoint. it is with great pleasure that we kick off 2017 with a bang & present saines mint ep – this ep is a must!
quality house label fina records are back with their next carefully curated ep of 2016. this one comes from the choice house duo of rob glassett and sam fussell aka homepark, who serve up four more of their finely crafted cuts. over the last six years, homepark have slowly but surely built up a classy discography that takes in smooth and seductive deep house that has real drive. it has come on labels like ornate music and chez damiers courtesy of balance recordings, and always marries a classic sense of house history with fresh new perspectives for both head and heel.
japanese producer takuya matsumoto first surfaced back in 2001 on a split release with compatriot kouji nagahashi (seek out the rubicon) but its more recently hes been getting the attention his classy house productions deserve.
fina records presents tyranny of fun, the debut ep from slow learner. the coining of the new alias slow learner, marks a new chapter and musical direction for an already established artist who is by no means new to the game.
growing up in metro-detroit, and having recently played on the made in detroit stage at this years movement festival, you would have a fair idea of what to expect from appian. indeed, the influence of the motor citys signature sound on much of the burgeoning talents output is unmistakable. yet appians forthcoming release *chatter ep* on fina records is a testament to his varied and experimental production style, a distinctive sound borne out of inspirations as varied as funk, experimental electronica, disco, 80s stuff, early house, and aphex twin
fina records marks its fifteenth release with borrowed indentitys *bang bang boogie*, a four-track single of rugged house and disco grooves. romanian born now germany based borrowed identity has been releasing gradually creeping out his electronic compositions since late 2011, releasing through reputable imprints such as supplement facts, pets recordings and quintessentials to name a few. picking up support along the way from leading names such as mike huckaby, move d, brawther and delano smith.
powel aka paul christie is a berlin based dj/producer, and a relatively fresh name on the underground house circuit. christie has previously released material with some exciting new labels, namely, berlin-based label keller, wunderbar recordings and deliciuse, here he joins the fina roster, well and truly putting him on the map, and slotting in alongside move d, cottam and leif.
dfrnt aka alex cowles, has put out a string of critically acclaimed releases via his own echodub, and londons, on the edge imprint, since his arrival on the scene in 2008, had his track headspace remixed by scuba which featured on the producers sub:stance mix cd for ostgut ton, and maintained a consistently forward-thinking approach to electronic music throughout this. here he joins 2020 vision offshoot fina records, alongside the likes of move d, leif and roberto rodriguez.
fina records is therefore proud to present the riker ep - a three track cosmic delight from the man himself. title track >riker< is a warm, emotive, progressive number, interspersed with glockenspiel lines that would make lil louie vega jealous. in stark contrast, >geo< is a spacious, punchy, deep kicker of a house track layered with ghostly dropping baselines and shimmering echos. a futuristic deep house shoulder shaker for the terrace. on the <riker remix<, purveyor of new vibrations and rising star elphino (somethinksounds) delivers a driving house track, chopping up the vocals, and firmly stamping his own imprint across the basslines into an up-tempo designated dance floor record
spring has arrived. think daffodils, premature outdoor parties, ambitious bbqs and the new fina 007. continuing our trend for spotting emerging stars we have enlisted the talents of mannheim poacher turned gamekeeper, and air london starlet, steffen deux. after mixing the >5 years of 8 bit< compilation and appearing on cocoons party animals mix , steffen has demonstrated his ability to turn his loft club fame, into a reputation as a producer, not just a record maestro.
winter is here meaning cold snaps, gritters, snowmen and of course, fina 006. the new record takes a different angle than previous releases, enlisting a few friends and local leeds gents to bring a cool little french-filtered number to the fina repertoire.
fina has been soaking up the sunshine over the past few weeks procrastinating over the best time to release its next summer cut. with global warming rubbing everyone up the right way, we feel now is as good a time as any to drop fina 004. originally from south africa, esa mervin granger may now be more glasgow concrete towers than table top mountain but his grooves are pure house pedigree. from his releases under his mervin granger moniker to exclusive remixes for ooft! the cape town cat was a natural choice for a very >summer< shuffling three track jaunt.title track veloore is immediately recognisable from its soft analogue piano chords, amalgamated with a dreamy filtered vocal and a bass line which nods to the acidic side of deep house. on the remix is erefaan pearce, a fellow south african who pins soul to every production he lays his hands on. reworking vocals and bass lines into an infectious frenzy that is almost impossible to resist, erefaan draws that sunshine feeling from every angle. think las salinas and you are nearly there. completing the ep on the flipside is galaxy, a deep vocal number paying homage to all the lazy dogs. cosmic deep house aimed purely at the terrace. fina records 004: we present… esa
fina is a new record label releasing on slabs of wonderful black vinyl. fina is created by simon morell and matt long with love from leeds. fina is part of the 2020vision music family. fina is not afraid to experiment with different styles and tempos. fina embraces everything from mid tempo grooves, disco induced dubs and deeper shades of house. fina features up and coming fresh producers. fina will be throwing unique one-off parties in a space near you. fina can be pronounced >finer< if you like. fina came from an italian word and has nothing to do with petrol stations. fina celebrates the spice of life.
leif has been good enough to grace us with a bumper four track e.p. featuring a tingling special guest vocal from welsh songstress donna lea, whose voice resonates through your chest on title track, >so long<. sticking with the land of daffodils & dragons, a chance meeting at freerotation festival spawned an instant remix request. german groovecat move d on hearing >so long< immediately saw an opportunity to put his stamp on the record. the result is a low-slung roller whose heart remains firmly rooted to the floor. joining it on the a is murmuring bass heavy >tell you something<, while on the flip, >bide the time< pays testament to the early shuffling nyc garage sound
to kick-start the fina campaign we literally hunted high and low to find an artist and sound that we felt would represent us and give a statement of intent. what we didnt expect was for this search to take us south of the equator and into to the deep southern hemisphere. this is not the first place that you would expect to hear warm, deep underground house but this is exactly what you get with the melbourne based mic newman. and thinking about it, it doesnt get warmer or deeper than melbourne does it? mic is a young producer who we believe is destined for greatness. at the age of 29, hes already had a string of underground smashes on labels such as murmur, tsuba, dirt crew, freerange, and now for fina records. the intriguingly named live east, die young ep (mic riffing on his time spent living in london) sees what mic doing what he does best and demonstrates why his future is so bright. on die young, the tougher a-side, mic keeps the beats solid, and the groove tight and hypnotic, while the smooth chord stabs get right under your skin. prolonged foot tapping ensues. on the flip side, live east, mic takes it a little deeper with ever so subtle disco touches. the vocal sample asks what your name is and to take off your jacket as if to welcome you to a very messy after hours on this mcde-esque low-slung house groove. on remix duty, the on-form jacques renault and marcos cabral aka runaway, lift the track out of the south hemisphere and take it in a north easterly direction all the way to the caribbean – adding plenty of steel drums and pads on their interpretation of live east