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RELEASE DATE: 22ND JULY 2022

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HOUSE

Mission Control

Outta Limits

Deep South Recordings

DSR002BLACK

12"

£6.99

Simon Vuarambon

1996 / Quimera

Shanti Radio

SMR35

12"

£7.99

Hermanez

Remedio

All Day I Dream

ADID081

12"

£7.99

Yannick Roberts

I Can't Hide From Myself EP

Freerange Records

FR280

12"

£6.99


TECHNO

Central Fire

This Is A Shout Going Out

Mint Condition

MC054

12"

£6.99

Damian Lazarus & Gorgon City ft. Leia Contois

Start Over

Crosstown Rebels

CRM270

12"

£6.99

Miraclis

Trapped (Incl. Audion Remixes)

Secret Teachings

STM002A

12"

£6.99

M.R.E.U.X / Ken Ishii

Secret World

Blumoog Music

BLUG016

12"

£6.49

Mark Broom

Mutated Battle Breaks Vol.3

Rekids

RSPX42

12"

£6.99

Voodoos & Taboos

Tropical Love

CWPT

CWPT004

12"

£6.99

Roman Flügel presents Tracks On Delivery

Yes People

Rekids

REKIDS204

12"

£6.99

Hiver

Wave Sliding

Gudu Records

GUDU011

12"

£7.99

Kenny Larkin

Keys, Strings, Tambourines

Art Of Dance

ART2022-1

3 x 12"

£16.99


NU DISCO

Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca

Cielarko EP

Gottwax

GOTT05

12"

£7.99


REPRESSES

Acid Jerks

Remote Area

Nu Groove

NG120

12"

£6.49

Monoloc

Left The Planet EP

KNTXT

KNTXT004

12"

£7.49

Psychedelic Research Lab

Tarenah

Midnight Drive

DRIVE008

12"

£6.49


ICYMI

Redance, Quickweave

Burning Heat EP (Incl. Nick Holder & AceMo Remixes)

Mystery Zone Records

ZONE003

12"

£8.99

Medlar

Interruptor EP

Delusions Of Grandeur

DOG89

12"

£6.99

Marvellous Cain

Return Of The Hitman (4 x 12" Boxset)

Suburban Base Records

SUBBASELP8

4 x 12"

£32.99 NO DISCOUNTS

Roy Davis Jr

Gabriel (White Vinyl Repress)

Large Music

LARV019WHITE

12"

£7.49

DKMA

Boston Boy (Vol. 2)

Guidance

GDRLP615PT2

2 x 12"

£14.99

Locked Groove & Gacha Bakradze

3 Variations Sur Un Thème (Incl. Deniro Remix)

Locked Groove Records

LGR015

12"

£6.99




Releases in detail:

HOUSE

Artist Mission Control
Title Outta Limits
Label Deep South Recordings
Cat No DSR002BLACK
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A. Outta Limits

B. Outta Limits (Frog Mix)

Description

OG deep Miami deep house from 1990 on the repress tip - Essential purchase!

This one should need no intro - it's up there with the all-timers. Moody, sexy, emotive, epic - just some of the words you could use to describe 'Outta Limits'. Never out of style, existing in its own lane and a solid gold classic from day one, 'Outta Limits' takes us on a spiralling bassline journey into our own consciousness with its hypnotic spoken word samples and sultry female vox . Mission Control is Aldo Hernandez & Ralph Falcon, 2 members of the extended Murk / DSR crew out of Miami. They've been responsible for numerous underground and club classics since the very early 90's and their sound continues to be a huge influence on producers and DJs today. Featured here, you have the 2 original slamming mixes of the track, both of which bring a different flavour to the dancefloor. Both essential and still utterly fresh today.

Buy on sight!

HOUSE

Artist Simon Vuarambon
Title 1996 / Quimera
Label Shanti Radio
Cat No SMR35
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A. 1996

B1. Quimera

B2. Like Any Wonder

Description

"When you draw a branch, you need to hear the breath of the wind.”

HOUSE

Artist Hermanez
Title Remedio
Label All Day I Dream
Cat No ADID081
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Melodic House & Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Alavanca

A2. Tale Of The Unexpected

B1. Areia

B2. Wutaf

Description

Sound designer, DJ & Producer Hermanez is in constant evolution, always looking for new targets and challenges to experiment with uncommon, innovative languages through music. For his latest imaginative offering, the Belgium-based artist is teaming up with equally whimsical imprint All Day I Dream to send listeners off into sublime grooves via the Remedio EP.

The project embarks on its placid journey with ‘Alavanca,’ an intentionally introspective track complete with soft-touch percussion and vast soundscapes. This breathable atmosphere offers curative melodies and other sonic elements that lend to the idea one can experience a journey through sonic suggestion. ‘Tale of the Unexpected’ steers the project back into a more punchy, attentive direction. Slowly rising synths build over the first few minutes, before bending into the forefront with warped and winding arp effects. ‘Areia’ is yet even more lively, with woofering percussion leading the listener into deep progressions that spill out into a melodious keys-based arrangement. ‘Wutaf’ wraps up the EP with a lighthearted conclusion that reminds fans of the joyous feeling of wellness experienced in this All Day I Dream universe.

HOUSE

Artist Yannick Roberts
Title I Can't Hide From Myself EP
Label Freerange Records
Cat No FR280
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. I Can't Hide From Myself

A2. Glorious Illusions

B1. Femme Fatale

B2. Desalniettemin

Description

Yannick Roberts is a Dutch producer who popped onto the Freerange radar following a rather tasty release on S3A’s excellent Sampling As An Art label. Yannick’s own take on the deep, disco-influenced Detroit house sound spearheaded by fellow countrymen Dam Swindle, Fouk and Nachtbraker is warm and punchy with a big sound which feels like the perfect fit for Freerange.

This four track EP kicks off with title track I Can’t Hide From Myself and rolls along perfectly with the help of an infectious roughed up bassline, crunchy hihats and saturated claps. Next up we have the shuffled bumpy groove of Glorious Illusions reminding us of early Dam Swindle complete with sampled stabs and neck-snapping beats.

Flipping over we’re treated to Femme Fatale which continues the dusty chopped up MPC sampled vibe in fine style with looped up vocals adding bags of extra energy. Closing out the release we have Desalniettemin which treads a similar path but with a more jazzy approach cutting up some classic Philly soul and reimagining it into a late-night, heads-down basement jam.

TECHNO

Artist Central Fire
Title This Is A Shout Going Out
Label Mint Condition
Cat No MC054
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [Breaks] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. This is A Shout Going Out (Into The Future Mix)

A2. This Is A Dub Going Out (Sliced & Spliced by Jim Hopkins)

B1. Central Fire (Yes People It's Time: Part 1 & 2)

Description

Mint Condition - A record label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes, classics, overlooked gems and never heard before material, mined from the last 30+ years of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London and beyond. Mint Condition have got their digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been in your wants list for years.
Dig in....

Back in the early '90's California's West Coast's parties, raves and clubs began to be fueled by the emergent sound of tripped out acid breakbeats and
psychedelic house jams. Jason Drummond, AKA DJ Spun & Courtney Nielsen teamed up as Central Fire, their debut was both influential and pioneering, released in '94 on Twitch Recordings, a mainstay of the San Fran scene, it would pathe the way for what was to come.

'This Is A Shout Going Out' (Into The Future Mix) opens with infectious bubbling 303, there's breaks aplenty with expertly programmed twists and turns
along the way, whilst the vocal keeps it lively throughout. The Sliced and Diced Mix sees Jim Hopkins edit the original down into a jam packed journey.
Over on the flip 'Central Fire' (Yes People It's Time Pt.1 and 2) takes a more stripped back approach, a b-line and breaks that deliver the funk underpin
delicate riffs, dub FX and an unforgettable flute interplay to turn this track into another devastatingly programmed episodic ride.

This EP has stood the test of time, an essential rarity that has achieved cult status amongst the most discerning DJs, music heads and record collectors alike.

It has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Jason and Courtney, lovingly remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DATs especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!

TECHNO

Artist Damian Lazarus & Gorgon City ft. Leia Contois
Title Start Over
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRM270
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A. Start Over

B. Start Over (Dub)

Description

Crosstown Rebels has remained at the forefront of contemporary dance music for nearly two decades. Championing both breakthrough artists as well as those well-established, the 15th of April will see this perfectly encapsulated as label-head Damian Lazarus, global-house duo Gorgon City and rising vocalist Leia Contois team up on Start Over, Crosstown’s biggest release of the year so far.

Tribal-like drum patterns get things underway on Start Over, as we’re soon graced with the enchanting vocals of Leia Contois. Mesmeric and moving, her delicate lyrical offerings complement the electronic sounds of Damian and Gorgon City, with the introduction of a driving lead bassline in the track’s second half helping to create a hard, club-ready edge. It feels emotive and geared for the dancefloor simultaneously, showcasing an innate chemistry between each artist.

Damian Lazarus: DJ, producer, Crosstown Rebels label-head and internationally recognised talent. His contributions to electronic music speak for themselves, from championing the likes of Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler in their early days, to running and operating multiple festivals in the form of Day Zero and Get Lost. From global headline tours to achieving several UK Top Ten singles, Gorgon City have become one the UK’s most successful electronic producers in recent years. Crossing over into mainstream popularity whilst remaining true to their underground roots, the boys have sold out venues the world over, with London club highlights including Printworks, Tobacco Dock and O2 Academy Brixton to name a few. US-native Leia Contois is an actress, model and vocalist. Her contributions on Start Over marks her maiden appearance on Crosstown Rebels, setting the tone for a highlight year ahead.

TECHNO

Artist Miraclis
Title Trapped (Incl. Audion Remixes)
Label Secret Teachings
Cat No STM002A
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronica] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Trapped (Audion Remix)

A2. Trapped

B1. Trapped (Audion Dub)

Description

Serendipity seems to play a large part in Crosstown Rebels’ new label Secret Teachings. The first release on the label, Music Inspired By The Film Beijing Spring, came about after producer, DJ, and label founder Damian Lazarus met director Andy Cohen in a nightclub in Geneva. The story of how Lazarus met Miraclis is even more extraordinary – a chance midnight encounter in Pucón, Chile, at a woodland campfire after Damian was locked out of his hotel room. This meeting of minds was the start of a remarkable friendship. Miraclis invited the DJ to stay at his house and break bread with his family, and the two kept in touch, exchanging music and ideas.

Opening the proceedings is the heavy, emotive single Trapped. It’s joined by some very special interpretations from Audion aka Matthew Dear. Matthew picks up the mandate with aplomb, exposing Miraclis to the dancefloor, synapse frying, and tweaking Max’s vocal in the process. These are proper remixes. A short film and album follow on Secret Teachings in July.

Miraclis earned his stripes as a DJ under the name Max Clementi in his native Chile as well as Spain after a stint at the Barcelona SAE Institute. Playing and writing music since his parents gave him his first guitar at age twelve, he found himself inspired by synth wave, electronic pop, trip hop, and psychedelic rock of the ‘80s and ‘90s, drenching himself in music by the likes of Massive Attack, Tricky, Depeche Mode, and Nine Inch Nails. However, it wasn’t until he had to move back to Pucón to take care of his father during the pandemic that he began working on what would become Origin of Truth in earnest.

TECHNO

Artist M.R.E.U.X / Ken Ishii
Title Secret World
Label Blumoog Music
Cat No BLUG016
Format 12"
Price £6.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. M.R.E.U.X - Magic Button

A2. M.R.E.U.X - Fokus

B1. Ken Ishii - Metal Spikes

Description

Electronic music legend coming for Far East is now boarding Blumoog shuttle:

Ken Ishi and M.R.E.U.X deliver this new secret world.

Three powerful and obsessive tracks, infernal rhythm with blended groove and high tension are ready to burn dance floors.

‘Secret World’ lands with elegance, ‘Magic Button’ is a percussive and psychedelic cyclone, ‘Fokus’ is modern and refine in its own style, ‘Metal Spik’ is an arrow that strikes the center of the target.

TECHNO

Artist Mark Broom
Title Mutated Battle Breaks Vol.3
Label Rekids
Cat No RSPX42
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Cloning

A2. Whip

A3. DNA

A4. Disco Story

B1. HF2

B2. Tracker

B3. Understand

B4. Revival

Description

UK techno legend Mark Broom returns to Rekids Special Projects with Vol. 3 of his ‘Mutated Battle Breaks’ series.

Following the first two volumes of ‘Mutated Battle Breaks’ and two recently acclaimed albums in ‘Funfzig’ and ‘100% Juice’, UK stalwart Mark Broom returns to Rekids. Bringing the third collection of heavy-hitting techno weapons for Radio Slave’s techno-focussed imprint, ‘Mutated Battle Breaks Vol. 3’ showcases eight precision-built no-nonsense tools, delivering yet another techno masterclass across the release.

Releasing on labels such as Rekids, M-Plant, and Blueprint, the wildly prolific Broom has consistently been at the forefront of the techno scene for decades with his gritty, groove-based output while, away from the dancefloor, his The Fear Ratio project with James Ruskin continues to win critical acclaim.

TECHNO

Artist Voodoos & Taboos
Title Tropical Love
Label CWPT
Cat No CWPT004
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. XTC

A2. Tropical Love

B1. Warped Voodoo

B2. LSDREAMS

Description

CWPT are pleased to deliver four tracks of intoxicating after-hours dance music from Italian duo, Voodoos & Taboos. Self-releasing a number of vinyl-only releases before debuting in 2021 on Phonica AM, a new sub label of the legendary London record store, ‘Tropical Love’ refines the V&T sound further still into physicality and sensuality alike.

DJs with a taste for sunrise and beyond are truly spoiled for choice by Voodoos & Taboos, with each track bottling a different level of rave energy. ‘XTC’ is built around perhaps their most outlandish riff to date, alongside heavy-duty drums and cut-and-paste vocal samples reverent to an early, optimistic era of machine party music. Its A-side sister and title track, ‘Tropical Love’ is wide-eyed and warm, spring-loaded with true tech-house chords and frequent plunges into fresh pools of bass.

On the flip, ‘Warped’ strips the elements back further still, rolling with confidence on acid-flecked modulations and primitive piano, building towards a smooth launch into innerspace. Finally, ‘LSDREAMS’ delivers a lucid and deeply psychedelic send-off, as V&T lower the tempo to showcase the more organic side of their nocturnal inclinations.

Another fine addition to the steadily expanding back catalogue of Palms Trax’s label, ‘Tropical Love’ is a refreshing turn for those with no intention of calling it a night; heads music with real heart.

TECHNO

Artist Roman Flügel presents Tracks On Delivery
Title Yes People
Label Rekids
Cat No REKIDS204
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Yes People

A2. Play Simple

B1. Jam

B2. Mysterious Delight

Description

Roman Flügel’s pioneering Tracks On Delivery series returns for a new EP on Rekids.

In the early 000’s, Roman Flugel’s ‘Tracks On Delivery’ releases saw the producer put out four records on Ongaku Music that helped defined an era of oddball minimal techno. Returning to the concept in 2022, the Frankfurt-based electronic music luminary delivers four idiosyncratic techno tracks for Radio Slave’s imprint.

Active since the 90s, Flügel has been at the forefront of electronic music for decades. Founding the labels Ongaku, Klang Elektronik, and Playhouse, Flügel also boasts a storied discography across labels such as Running Back, ESP Institute, Dial and many more, as well as having contributed to both Live at Robert Johnson and fabric’s iconic mix series.

TECHNO

Artist Hiver
Title Wave Sliding
Label Gudu Records
Cat No GUDU011
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electro] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. The Initiative

A2. Vapour

B1. Entangle

B2. Stateless

Description

Gudu Records continues a busy start to 2022 with Italian due Hiver’s debut for the label - a high-definition EP that draws on classic electro and techno, following the group’s acclaimed past releases for Curle Recordings, Bokhari and Deeplabs.

A record that both marks and celebrates Hiver’s 10 years of operation, ‘Wave Sliding’ wears its influences on its sleeve: lead track ‘The Initiative’ is a “tribute to Detroit’s Hi-Tech Funk of the early 2000s”, lead by the sort of ostinato bassline and legato strings that have become Hiver’s trademark. ‘Vapour’ and ‘Entangle’ continue the EP’s retro-futurist outlook, drawing on sci-fi imagery and themes of travel, while ‘Stateless’ looks to the “easy-trance” sounds of 90s dancefloors for inspiration. Together, the tracks mark a perfect summary of Hiver’s vision of the dancefloor - bound together by vibrant colours and a starry-eyed, utopian nature.

TECHNO

Artist Kenny Larkin
Title Keys, Strings, Tambourines
Label Art Of Dance
Cat No ART2022-1
Format 3 x 12"
Price £16.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Androgenous

A2. Glob

B1. Keys, Strings, Tambourines

B2. Wake Me

C1. Drone

C2. Vibin'

D1. Bass Mode (Original Mix)

D2. Bass Mode (12 Mix)

E1. Cirque De Soul

E2. Deja Vu

F1. You Are...Light

F2. You Are...Dark

Description

From 2008 comes 'Keys, Strings, Tambourines' - Kenny Larkin's fourth full length LP.

Yet another advanced, singular and funked out techno milestone that bears all of Larkin's idiosyncratic stylings and melodic touches. Once more he shows us how it's done, sounding like nothing you've heard from him previously, 'Keys, Strings, Tambourines' is a truly adventurous record that defies categorisation today. Quietly influencing producers and DJs since its release, it points to where techno can go and what it can be and is a truly and criminally overlooked modern Detroit techno classic. This is an essential purchase for all electronic machine-funk aficionados worldwide. This special expanded edition boasts a slightly reshuffled track order and some additional cuts that were only available on singles at the time, now giving the world 3 solid slabs of futurist techno sonics for the believers! Essential music from the motor city.

'Keys, Strings, Tambourines' has been legitimately reissued for 2022 on Kenny’s own Art Of Dance imprint. Remastered from DAT tapes and original sources by Curve Pusher. Artwork redesigned by Atelier Superplus.

NU DISCO

Artist Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca
Title Cielarko EP
Label Gottwax
Cat No GOTT05
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 09/09/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Nu Disco]

Track Listing

A1. Blanka

A2. Flava

B1. Verdeta

B2. Helblua

Description

Italian legend Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca team up for ‘Cielarko’ on Gottwax this May.

Often mentioned in the same breath as DJing pioneers Francis Grasso, David Mancuso and Nicky Siano, Baldelli’s storied history includes his various long-running residencies, the most well-known being the legendary Cosmic club in Italy, and establishing the now world-renowned ‘cosmic sound’. Teaming up here with his regular production partner DJ Rocca, the duo reunite for four immaculately produced and colourful tracks for Gottwax Records, the record label from the UK’s Gottwood Festival.

Leading the release, ‘Blanka’ brings rolling low end and psychedelic synth work together with floaty yet punchy percussion for a mid-tempo trip. ‘Flava’ follows with sharp staccato drum hits and Italo disco inspired leads, making for a light and playful closer to the A-side. On the flip, ‘Verdeta’ brings twisted basslines, FX-laden licks and wonky drums for a fun and enjoyable track before ‘Helblua’ rounds out the release with light keys, chugging percussion, and catchy riffs.

REPRESSES

Artist Acid Jerks
Title Remote Area
Label Nu Groove
Cat No NG120
Format 12"
Price £6.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Choclate Factory

A2. Remote Area

AA1. Square One

AA2 . The Tribute

Description

The new era of Nu Groove continues to release exquisite house music with its latest package from Acid Jerks, maintaining the gold-standard level of production exhibited in its earliest releases. An anonymous project from two of Berlin’s hottest selectors, this four-track EP demonstrates a breadth and depth of house knowledge, as Acid Jerks take the listener on a cosmic trip. The deep grooves of ‘Chocolate Factory’ kick off the package, followed by the more melodic and emotive ‘Remote Area’ with lush strings and keys. ‘Square One’ has a raw, synth-heavy sound that verges on the ominous, before the tough low end and analogue muscle of ‘The Tribute’ gives added grit to the package.

REPRESSES

Artist Monoloc
Title Left The Planet EP
Label KNTXT
Cat No KNTXT004
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Sum

A2. Left The Planet

B1. Sky Is Broken

B2. Fender

Description

In February 2020 the Belgian label KNTXT will release a new EP by Berlin resident Monoloc. The 'Left The Planet' marks his first release on the label, that previously released label honcho Charlotte de Witte’s Chris Liebing collaboration and her “Pressure” and “Selected” EPs.

“With KNTXT, we aim to be a boutique label that values purity and strength” de Witte says. “Both characteristics that perfectly describe and define Monoloc’s music.”

Aside from being the main output for Charlotte de Witte’s creative endeavors, KNTXT has always aimed to be a breeding ground and safe haven for the unique talent’s that it love and respects. After debuting at a KNTXT event in Fuse back in 2015, Sascha Borchardt a.k.a. Monoloc has been a recurring invitee at the label’s raves.

“For KNTXT this is another amazing step in our label story. Feels great to be releasing new music of this dear friend of the family, after spending some great nights together.” Charlotte concludes. “This upcoming release is very personal to me.” Monoloc says “After joining Charlotte de Witte on her events and most recently the sold out KNTXT tour, I can say we’re friends. I’m happy to be part of this next step of the label and am very excited and proud of what we’ve created.”

REPRESSES

Artist Psychedelic Research Lab
Title Tarenah
Label Midnight Drive
Cat No DRIVE008
Format 12"
Price £6.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 22/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Tarenah (Chill Mix)

A2. Tarenah (Third Floor Mix)

B1. Tarenah (John Selway Remix)

B2. Tarenah (Sleepwalker Mix)

Description

Tarenah was one of only two singles pressed under the nom de plume of Psychedelic Research Lab - a collaboration between Scott Richmond and John Selway which began while the pair were attending music conservatory at SUNY Purchase College, in upstate New York. Scott produced the first version of the track for a modern dance performance in 1993. A mix of electronics and room full of live musicians, the session featured an afro-cuban percussionist, a Bangladeshi vocalist / tabla player, a classical flautist, and a reggae guitarist, with Scott on keys and engineering, and John on multiple TB-303s. The duo played the piece to a pal, who said, “Listening to your music is like being in a psychedelic research lab” and the moniker was born. DJ Jonathan Kadish, the chill out resident at pioneering NYC rave, NASA, championed the track and subsequently commissioned four remixes for his label, Gyroscopic Recordings.

The tune has been elevated to legendary status in certain circles - due to it being a firm favourite of “The Godfather Of Chill-out”, the late DJ Jose Padilla. Jose at this time had a penchant for “ambient breaks / breakbeats” - seminal stuff like the work of San Francisco's Hardkiss crew and other Bay Area artists. According to close friend Phil Mison, drawn to the Chill Mix, Jose Padilla played and played Tarenah at Ibiza`s Cafe del Mar. It was a daily constant in Jose`s sets for several seasons, and he eventually included the track on the second volume of his essential compilation series honouring said White Isle shrine - put together in the mid-90s for the label React. Sealing the tune`s fate and making Tarenah forever synonymous with Jose and the golden, halcyon, San Antonio, Cala Des Moro, sunsets he soundtracked.

The 3rd Floor Mix, named after the location of the SUNY Purchase studio, is tribally-tinged uplifting progressive house - taking its cues from the contemporary Dutch imprints, Fresh Fruit and Touche. John Selway’s Remix (titled “Spy’s Sub Mix” on the original pressing) strips the track back to a cool, more minimal, jack - heavily influenced by the “bleep” sound of Sheffield`s Warp Records. The Sleepwalker Mix is beatless. Tailored from twisting, intertwining, 303 drones.

Following Tarenah, Scott and John continued devoting their life to dance music. Scott went behind the scenes, founding - alongside Jonathan Kadish - the famous Satellite Records dance music record store chain. He also ran the house and trance labels, Central Park and Pitch Black. In recent years, Scott has worked in artist management, and within the global music festival scene, primarily with Vh1 Supersonic and Ticket Fairy India, which has taken him to Mumbai, Goa, and Pune. John has had an amazingly prolific electronic music career, building a vast, and varied catalogue of productions - both solo, and through collaboration. From Disintegrator and working on Deep Dish`s debut single, to Smith & Selway and The Rancho Relaxo Allstars. Along the way finding the time to run labels such as Serotonin and CSM. Currently John is teaching and mentoring the next generation of electronic music artists at 343 Labs music school, while still producing forward-thinking techno and electro.

This is the first time Tarenah has been reissued in full on vinyl, and Midnight Drive are very proud to present this sublime underground classic once more. Reissued in full conjunction with John Selway and Scott Richmond, remastered by Curvepusher, London and distributed worldwide by Above Board distribution 2022.

ICYMI

Artist Redance, Quickweave
Title Burning Heat EP (Incl. Nick Holder & AceMo Remixes)
Label Mystery Zone Records
Cat No ZONE003
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Redance - Excuse Me Miss

A2. Redance - Hot Wax Summer

A3. Redance - Excuse Me Miss (Nick Holder Remix)

B1. Quickweave - You Lied To Me

B2. Quickweave - Too Late, Dont Care

B3. Quickweave - You Lied To Me (AceMo Remix)

Description

BURNING HEAT is a potent tincture, a focused distillation now years in the making. Carefully chosen from over 20 new productions and extensively play-tested at parties across New Orleans and beyond, BURNING HEAT is the latest collaborative effort by locals Quickweave (Jalen Dilosa) and Redance (David Yaconi); a split EP forthcoming on Hiatt dB’s New Orleans-based Mystery Zone Records July 1st 2022.

The 180-gram 12 inch features 2 tracks from each artist along with a pair of remixes split evenly between the “WHITE HOT” and “RED HOT” sides courtesy of Toronto’s Nick Holder and NYC’s AceMo, respectively. Its sound draws inspiration from the lessor-dug House stylings of the early 00s. With BURNING HEAT, Quickweave and Redance have repositioned the era’s lush textures and sensual atmosphere against heavier rhythms and more circular, hypnotic arrangements. The result? Deep club workouts focused on fostering connection, joy and romance on the dancefloor.

These hard-hitting, DJ-friendly productions were made in part to power the duo’s post-lockdown come-back party venture, Mercy. Early demos and updated edits became part of the sound of our collective reconnection as lockdowns relaxed and infection numbers fell in Summer 2021. On BURNING HEAT you’ll hear late-night New Orleans in the dead of Summer – warm and inviting club cuts to soundtrack a low-lit, neighborhood backroom disco-dive. Polished from a trove of DJ tools made for the artists’ personal sets, this selection features nothing but guaranteed party-starters, vetted both in the studio and behind the booth.

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Artist Medlar
Title Interruptor EP
Label Delusions Of Grandeur
Cat No DOG89
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 15/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Interruptor

A2. I Wish (feat. Kim Anh)

AA1. Cable Street

AA2. Turn Things Around

Description

We’re stoked to welcome back Medlar to Delusions for his third EP on the label and you’re in for a proper treat! One of the unsung heroes of UK underground house music, Medlar has released on Wolf Music, Wah Wah 45’s and West Friends. His remixes and edits for the likes of West End, Kon, Dele Sosimi, Glenn Astro, Disclosure and Billy Cobham always hit the spot with an authentic, raw and crunchy sound that work magic on the dance floor.

Here on his Interruptor EP we have 4 tracks which show off his range as a producer, taking in percussive tools, deep and dusty basement jams and blissful late night atmospherics. Lead track Interruptor is deceptively simple but devastating on a big system. Chopped up percussion, speaker wobbling bass and a heavy kick lay the foundation for crazy timbales and filtering syn-toms, all topped off with a familiar sample from back in the rave days.

Next up we have I Wish which features Kim Anh who delivers a brilliant vocal complimenting the low-slung disco drums, 808 percussion and fat bassline perfectly. This is our idea of what a modern day house hit should sound like. Raw and unpolished with a loose, un-quantized groove so you can feel the funk and a dynamic arrangement which keeps the energy high throughout.

Flipping over we have Cable Street which cranks things up with a techy house jam perfect for more peaks time sets. Once again, Medlar knows ex- actly how to make more with less and keeps the shuffling drums stripped back and simple stabs and modulating FX front and centre for maximum im- pact.

Finally, Turn Things Around brings a more 90’s deep NYC feel to the EP with floating pads, bouncing bassline, piano stabs and organ riff. Subtley epic and grandiose without being showy, this is a slow-burner that could just be one of those B2 tracks which become your favourite of the release.

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Artist Marvellous Cain
Title Return Of The Hitman (4 x 12" Boxset)
Label Suburban Base Records
Cat No SUBBASELP8
Format 4 x 12"
Price £32.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 15/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Drum & Bass] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. Marvellous Cain - Hitman (Gun Talk Album Only Version)

A2. Marvellous Cain - Hitman (DJ Stretch 95' Dubplate)

B1. Marvellous Cain - Life Is Rollin

B2. Marvellous Cain - Miss Out

C1. Marvellous Cain - Will I See You? (95' Unreleased Promo IQ012)

C2. The Runninz Kru - Hi Chaperal (Cain Dubplate Version 1995)

D1. Marvellous Cain - Jump Up (DubPlate Special 1994)

D2. Co-Cain - Homicide (Paul Z Remix 1996)

E1. Marvellous Cain & Bizzy B - Everyday Junglist

E2. Marvellous Cain - Believe It

F1. Libra & Marvellous Cain - Nu Music (Unreleased Alternative Studio Version 1996)

F2. Lion Man aka Marvellous Cain - Wheel Up

G1. Marvellous Cain - CB4 (Still On The Block' Remix 2022)

G2. Marvellous Cain - Dubplate Style (FreezeUK & Nicky Blackmarket Remix)

H1. Marvellous Cain - Respect Down (Cain Unreleased Personal Dubplate 95')

H2. Marvellous Cain - Da Power (VIP Duplate Version 96')

Description

THE HITMAN aka MARVELLOUS CAIN delivers his most sought after tracks on vinyl!

RETURN OF THE HITMAN collects together 16 of the most exclusive cuts from Marvellous Cain’s extensive back catalogue, all remastered and presented as a collectable vinyl box set package.

This album has been a long time coming, much of that time spent by Marvellous Cain digging through his studio to find original DAT recordings of his most in demand hits, in the process unearthing some exclusive, never before released gems!

This album kicks off with 2 versions of arguably his most notorious track Hitman, a certified jungle classic from 1994! For this compilation, Marvellous Cain has selected the version of Hitman previously only available on his debut Gun Talk LP back in 1995 (released on Suburban Base). He’s also treated us to the very long overdue, unreleased, DJ Stretch Dubplate VIP, originally produced in ’94, but never pressed to vinyl!

On the flip are two cuts from the infamous Lucky Spin imprint... Life Is Rollin & Miss Out. Both tracks were originally available as a very limited white label press, but never got a full release. This has been selling for £90 on reseller sites due to its scarcity.

Record 2 is again packed with rare music, with 3 of the 4 cuts being unreleased to date. The first track Will I See You? has traded hands for an incredible £500 on Discogs, we can see many buying Return Of The Hitman for this track alone!

Our 3rd slice of vinyl see’s Marvellous Cain teaming up for studio collaborations with original jungle don Bizzy B on Everyday Junglist, also with Libra for an unreleased alternative version of Nu Music discovered on the original session DAT from 1996.

The 4th and final slice of wax in this package introduces new remixes of a couple of classic tracks. CB4 has been reworked for 2022 by Marvellous Cain himself. Dubplate Style has a fresh ‘22 lick by D&B’s hardest working DJ Nicky Blackmarket alongside production partner FreezeUK who’s recently released on Ram Records sister label Prog:Ram!

We close out with two dubplate exclusives from 95 & 96 respectively, taken from Marvellous Cain’s personal arsenal of DJ ammunition, and now available for the first time to the record buying public.

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Artist Roy Davis Jr
Title Gabriel (White Vinyl Repress)
Label Large Music
Cat No LARV019WHITE
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 15/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House]

Track Listing

A1 Gabrielle - The Scroll Mix

A2 Gabrielle - Tamborine dub

B1 Gabrielle - Words To Give By mix

B2 Gabrielle - Live Garage Mix

Description

LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL REPRESS

A defining moment in dance music history was the day that Roy Davis Jr. teamed with vocalist and writer Peven Everett in 1997 to create this deep, ethereal, soul-music gem that helped launch an entire musical movement known affectionately as Speed Garage. The "Live Garage" mix is the most popular but the other mixes have grown in popularity over time. It is hard to believe that this record is almost 20 years old yet it still sounds as fresh today as it did so long ago. Truly a classic that deserves to be celebrated by a new generation of dance music lovers. Gabriel Play!

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Artist DKMA
Title Boston Boy (Vol. 2)
Label Guidance
Cat No GDRLP615PT2
Format 2 x 12"
Price £14.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 08/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Something About You

A2. Lively

B1. Trifling

B2. DAT-01_01

C1. Misguided

C2. The Safe

D1. DAT-10_04

D2. Can You Compute

Description

Dana Kelley, aka DKMA, is a much revered writer, producer, remixer, performer and creative force whose releases have become timeless classics and Holy Grails amongst DJs, music heads and collectors alike. A true artist and innovator, his productions possess the unique ability to engage, transport, challenge and enthral as only next level musicians can.

Grounded in the deep, soulful US House sound of the mid '90's, his earliest releases can be found on Strictly Rhythm, before moving on to produce under his DKMA alias as well as releasing music as Callisto on Guidance. Although Dana sadly passed away in 2013, he left us with a remarkable body of work that has remained both exciting and relevant throughout the last 2 decades and beyond.

Boston Boy Vol.2 is the 2nd in a series of compilations that focuses on Dana's visionary work as DKMA, during his most compelling and creative phase between 1997 and 2002. The compilations themselves are collated from an incredible & far reaching archive of over 20 of Dana's original DATs that have been generously shared with us by the Kelley Family. In the archive, some of Dana's most sought after & cherished works were uncovered, restored and meticulously assembled alongside previously unheard archival material.

The tracks themselves are bold, clever and inventive, characterised by a need for innovation. Passages of deep soulful house underpin more forward thinking electronics without ever losing dance floor appeal. Jazz solos sit imaginatively on top of gritty swinging rhythms, deep infectious b-lines, eerie textures and chord sequences are warm and effortlessly soulful yet with a sound design, sonic range, dynamism and a technical prowess that most could only dream of.

These compilations celebrate the life, vision and art of one of house music's most hallowed producers. Unique and essential, these collections pull together DKMA's most coveted works. Respectfully sourced, restored and compiled from all audio sources courtesy of the Kelley family and Above Board Projects.

Mastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery, London, with special artwork by Atelier Surplus featuring a special unseen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.

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Artist Locked Groove & Gacha Bakradze
Title 3 Variations Sur Un Thème (Incl. Deniro Remix)
Label Locked Groove Records
Cat No LGR015
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [Breaks] [Electro] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Variation 1

A2. Variation 2

B1. Variation 3

B2. Variation 1 (Deniro Remix)

Description

LGR015 sees Locked Groove teaming up with Gacha Bakradze for “3 Variations Sur Un Thème”.

After linking up online in 2020, Gacha and Tim decided to join forces and make something they believe is truly special.

Gacha Bakradze hails from Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. He has deservedly earned plaudits after releases on Apollo, Cin Cin, Die Orakel, Fever AM and Lapsus. Gacha regularly redefines his musical ideology; always bestowing it with mood based authenticity and excitement through rhythms and harmonies.

Just like Locked Groove, his musical output is diverse and always evolving, which makes them great collaborators.

Like the EP title suggests, the 3 tracks are loosely based on the same theme but explore different sonic landscapes.

Variation 1 opens the EP with skittish percussion and melodies weaving in and out. Variation 2 pushes the tempo to 150+ BPM with synth sounds reminiscing of rave years gone by. Variation 3 dials things back and provides a more subdued yet euphoric addition to the EP.

For the remix they’ve enlisted Deniro. The Dutch producer, known for his precise use of melody and rhythm delivers a soulful and timeless rendition of Variation 1.

The EP is due 10 June on all digital platforms and will also be available on vinyl from 20th May.

Artwork by Ollie George with photos by Locked Groove.