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RELEASE DATE: 29TH JULY 2022

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Parallells

Ashes of Snow (The Rebirth Of The Phoenix) (Incl. Clive Henry Remix)

Crosstown Rebels

CRM274

12"

£6.99

Presence

White Powder EP

Mint Condition

MC055

12"

£6.99

Bontan

Gold Teeth

Hot Creations

HOTC193

12"

£6.99

Various Artists

Crosstown Rebels present SPIRITS V

Crosstown Rebels

CRMLP049

2 x 12"

£13.99

Enzo Siragusa

Nothing Matters

FUSE

FUSE048

12"

£7.99

Michael James

Another Dimension

FUSE

FUSE049

12"

£7.99

Damian Lazarus & Gorgon City ft. Leia Contois

Start Over

Crosstown Rebels

CRM270

12"

£6.99


TECHNO

Joplyn

We Will Forgive Ourselves

Crosstown Rebels

CRM271

12"

£6.99

Radio Zahn

Berlin Sessions Vol. 1

Rekids

REKIDS203

12"

£6.99

Black Bones

Nairobi Night Train / F.A.D

Höga Nord Rekords

HNR046

7"

£5.50

Voodoos & Taboos

Tropical Love

CWPT

CWPT004

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

Roman Flügel presents Tracks On Delivery

Yes People

Rekids

REKIDS204

12"

£6.99

Kenny Larkin

Keys, Strings, Tambourines

Art Of Dance

ART2022-1

3 x 12"

£16.99

Hiver

Wave Sliding

Gudu Records

GUDU011

12"

£7.99


JUNGLE / DNB

Hard Disk

Dub Plate Business Collection

Suburban Base Records

SUBBASELP6

4 x 12"

£32.99 NO DISCOUNTS


DISCO

Delegation

Heartache No. 9 / One More Step To Take (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)

Le Edits

DFP007

12"

£11.99


ELECTRONICA

Lasha Chkhaidze

Agartha LP

Intergalactic Research Institute for Sound

IRIS010

12"

£8.99


IMPORTS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Saturday Love

2 B Free (Incl. Kon / Oliver Dollar / Baltra Remixes)

Fools Gold

FGR286

12"

£14.99 NO DISCOUNTS

Sharon Redd

Never Give You Up (Incl. Michael Gray Remix)

Prelude

SPEC-1813

12"

£9.99 NO DISCOUNTS


REPRESSES

Peggy Gou

Moment EP

Gudu Records

GUDU001

12"

£7.99

Psychedelic Research Lab

Tarenah

Midnight Drive

DRIVE008

12"

£6.49

Monoloc

Left The Planet EP

KNTXT

KNTXT004

12"

£7.49

Acid Jerks

Remote Area

Nu Groove

NG120

12"

£6.49


LAST COPIES

A Mountain Of One

Stars Planets Dust Me (LP)

Amore

AMORE004

2 x 12"

£13.99

Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold

Voices / Having Fun

Blue Velvet

BV001

12"

£6.99

No Smoke

Righteous Rule

Warriors Dance

ERD-32691

12"

£5.50

NO SMOKE

INTERNATIONAL SMOKE SIGNALS (CLEAR VINYL REPRESS 2 X 12")

Warriors Dance

WAFLP3CLEAR

2 x LP

£12.99

Matrixxman

Planet X EP

Planet X

PX003

12"

£5.99

Exos

Ingo (Ben Sims / Antigone Remixes)

Planet X

PX001

12"

£5.50

Various

Warriors Dance RU Streetwise EP Inc. Jonny Rock Edit (Record Store Day 2019)

Warriors Dance

WAFT25RSD

12"

£5.99




Releases in detail:

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Artist Parallells
Title Ashes of Snow (The Rebirth Of The Phoenix) (Incl. Clive Henry Remix)
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRM274
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Ashes of Snow

B1. On The Banks of The River

B2. Ashes of Snow (Clive Henry Remix)

Description

Emerging Netherlands-based pairing Parallells will land on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels imprint for the first time next month. Gifting us an emotive offering in Ashes of Snow (The Rebirth Of The Phoenix), it acts as a tribute to their favourite Portuguese beach club, Yamba, which was tragically destroyed by a fire last year.

The title track hits a wonderful sweet spot between electronic elements and organic instrumentals. It feels raw and authentic, blending saxophone segments, electric guitar tones and a jazzy-like backbone to form a cut that feels ripe for both sunrise or sunset. On The Banks of The River comes next, manifesting as a more toughened dance music number thanks to deep bass components whilst still retaining the boys’ natural sound. Rounding off proceedings is Clive Henry, who’s remix of Ashes of Snow flies the flag for contemporary minimal. Weighty kicks reside next to delicate hats before ethereal synths are brought in, creating a romanian-inspired piece that you can’t help but dance to.

Parallells are two Amsterdam-based brothers hailing from the south of France. Multi-instrumentalists, composers, producers and label owners (Klassified), their music cuts across electronica, electro-jazz and underground dance music. Their live, hybrid and DJ sets have graced some of the world’s most esteemed stages, including DGTL, Robot Heart, Mayan Warrior, The Gardens of Babylon, Wonderfruit and many more besides. Their music is also heavily influenced by world culture, a feat that led them to launch their video series concept A Day In. Through this, they immerse in diverse cultures around the world, capturing sounds from their day-to-day life and unfold the story through the medium of music. Clive Henry is a linchpin of house music as we know it today. Cutting his teeth as one half of the tribal house duo Peace Division, he has held a long-term residency at Circoloco, Ibiza and has racked up bookings at standout venues and festivals including Printworks and Houghton to name a few.

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Artist Presence
Title White Powder EP
Label Mint Condition
Cat No MC055
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Heart

A2. $10

B1. Giving Love

B2. Powder Chords

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...

East Midlands house legend, Charles Webster, relocated to San Francisco in 1992, setting up Spirit Studios in the heart of the city and a highly productive period ensued. The 'White Powder' EP released in 1995, under Charles' Presence moniker is widely regarded as a classic of its genre, up there with any of its contemporaries on Prescription or Murk. All 4 tracks are flawless and groundbreaking in their ability to to draw together elements of soulful deep house, tribal percussion and the deep melodic tech-house sounds emerging from Europe and America's midwest into a unique whole.

EP opener 'Heart' features the haunting vocals of Sarah Jay, the track builds delicately, adding dark bass, before soaring strings lead into a melodic breakdown. $10's deftly programmed drums really deliver the funk, the deep melodic synth and pad progressions are mesmerising, whilst an unforgettable bass-line underpins the journey. Over on the flip 'Giving Love' intro's with gorgeous pad before shuffling percussion and an uplifting piano turn this track into a joyous ride. Lastly 'Powder Chords' sets the controls for heart of the dance floor, heavy kicks launch a much more techno influenced affair, it's dark and brooding but no less effective in its atmosphere and execution.

'White Powder' is all killer, no filler, a highly sought after slab of wax that has achieved cult status amongst the most discerning DJs, record collectors and music heads alike. Legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Charles Webster, lovingly remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original sources 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!

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Artist Bontan
Title Gold Teeth
Label Hot Creations
Cat No HOTC193
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A. Gold Teeth

B. Heart Shaped Leaf

Description

Long-established house talent Bontan makes a much-anticipated return to Hot Creations in June. Gifting us with the two-track Gold Teeth, it showcases the UK-native at his best and continues a standout 2022 that has already seen him release on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound last month.

Shamanic-like drums create a hypnotic sensibility right from the word go, as we’re graced with echoing vocals on Gold Teeth. There’s an air of tribalism throughout via shimmering maracas and rhythmic hi-hats, before Heart Shaped Leaf takes on a techy edge. Cow bell-esque percussion undulates beneath a low-slung bassline whilst spacey lyrics repeat nearby, forming a peak-time, club-ready cut.

Since first bursting onto the circuit in 2015, Bontan has become one of the best-selling acts on Beatport, a winner at the prestigious DJ Awards and has firmly cemented himself in the underground house scene. He has released on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Defected and Origins and remixed for artists including Groove Armada, Booka Shade, Melé and Yousef. He kicked off 2022 with a remix of Agenda for Lazarusman, which reached Number 3 in Beatport’s Afro House chart, as well as releasing Stutterman on Club Bad. His releases this year have received support from Jamie Jones, Skream, Eats Everything, Agoria and Chris Lake to name a few, a testament to Bontan’s keen ear for production.

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Artist Various Artists
Title Crosstown Rebels present SPIRITS V
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRMLP049
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Layla Benitez - Fides

A2. Mr.Diamond - Trabajar

B1. Denney - Kill The Soundboy

B2. ASK:ME & El Muerto ft. Soulfoot - Talk To Me

C1. GruuvElement's - Boom Room

C2. Chinonegro - My Moment

D1. Magila - Rayiys

D2. I AM JAS - Thanks Moon

Description

The release of Crosstown Rebels’ SPIRITS compilation is always a bastion moment for the label. The first edition came to prominence in 2017 and we’ve been graced with an annual compilation ever since, showcasing a consistent habit to champion established artists and breakthrough ones alike. Now, Crosstown Rebels’ lauded SPIRITS series will see the light of day once more in June, with the release of SPIRITS V.

NYC-native Layla Benitez leads proceedings with Fides, a progressive-leaning, introspective number that retains an inherent danceability throughout. It kicks off the compilation with a driving energy, one that’s perfectly matched by Trabajar - the Crosstown Rebels debut of recent Hot Creations inductee Mr.Diamond.

A techy-inspired cut, punchy four-four drum patterns create a distinctive late-night feel, as UK-talent Denney soon arrives with Kill The Soundboy. Showcasing the groove-laced house sound with which he’s become best known, the near seven-minute piece is sure to light up many a club setting this year, paving the way for Talk To Me. It’s a collaborative venture between Munich-based artist ASK:ME and El Muerto, with Soulfoot featuring on vocals. Retaining a vintage Detroit style, the fast-paced tempo creates a natural excitement before Romanian-born mainstay GruuvElement’s gifts us the minimal-toned Boom Room.

Building with tribal-like percussion and salsa-inspired instrumentals, it’s a playful excursion into dance music’s outer realms, paving the way for young Peruvian producer Chinonegro with My Moment. Whether it be the pluck of a guitar string or a jazzy trumpet solo, there’s an inherent authenticity to the six-minute piece, as a mid-track breakdown gives way to whispering hats and a rhythmic underlying backbone.

The penultimate offering comes from French-born, London-based regular Maglia, who serves up the enchanting Rayiys. The chirping of birds resides atop an ever-changing bassline, leaving us open and ready for the VA’s closing saga: Thanks Moon, by Spain’s I AM JAS. A heady combination of beautiful lyrical contributions combines with softly moving electronic elements, to leave us in a state of calm, inward reflection. Rounding off proceedings on a note of quietude, it reminds us of the final moments in clubland, transporting our psyche to sunrise, fond memories and everything in between.

Over a period of nineteen years, Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels has evolved into a world-renowned institution, garnering global audiences thanks to a consistent schedule of quality releases. In years since it’s earliest beginnings, the likes of Maceo Plex, Art Department, Seth Troxler, Ali Love, Mathew Jonson, Pier Bucci, Acid Pauli, Dennis Kurtel, Francesca Lombardo, Glimpse, Aphrohead, Fur Coat and a plethora of other figureheads have all found their home on the label.

The roster is international, showcasing how Crosstown has shaped a truly global scene. Releases are born in different continents by artists who hail from different countries, resulting in a sound that resonates worldwide. Perhaps most pivotal to the label’s success is its musical output: no part is governed by boundary or genre. It’s underpinned by a truly eclectic sound, one that reflects the diversity of Damian’s love for music itself. An album from drum and bass icon DJ Krust here, a maiden LP from Audiojack there… traversing genres has been Damian’s forte for decades - and Crosstown epitomises that as a result.

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Artist Enzo Siragusa
Title Nothing Matters
Label FUSE
Cat No FUSE048
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Enzo Siragusa - ICV (Double Flake Mix)

A2. ICV (Vinyl Only Dub)

B1. Nothing Matters

Description

A selector, producer and label head at the top of his game, Enzo Siragusa continues to prove exactly why he’s held in such high regard as a staple of the underground music scene. While developments have seen the FUSE boss adjust his approach, recent months have combined a wealth of studio time with the unveiling of new projects – most recently announcing the launch of his new genre-bending all-night-long event series, E:Dimension. Yet, there’s something about a release from Siragusa on home turf that stands out amongst the pack, with productions like ‘Sagamore’, ‘Desire’, ‘Flexin’ and the ‘Kilimanjaro’ cuts instantly recognisable after just a few seconds, and the same looks set to happen as he makes his highly-anticipated return with his first solo material on the label for over two years. Unveiling one of his most heavily requested tracks to date alongside further peak-time business on the flip, April finally welcomes the arrival of the two-track ‘Nothing Matters’.

A track that’s been making waves for months, ‘ICV (Double Flake Mix)’ brings the sub-shaking, cavernous reese bassline now captured by many across the globe as Siragusa launches into his signature blend of heads-down, hands-up sonics, while the vinyl-only dub delves into afterparty territories to offer up an exclusive version for wax owners. On the flip, title cut ‘Nothing Matters’ graces the B-Side and keeps things moving as meandering melodies ride rumbling low-ends, swinging drums and chunky grooves to shape up proceedings in emphatic fashion. It’s safe to say Siragusa’s back, and he’s back like he never left.

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Artist Michael James
Title Another Dimension
Label FUSE
Cat No FUSE049
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Another Dimension

A2. Nobody Does

B1. Downstream

B2. Velocity

Description

When it comes to releasing groove-driven productions suited for the warm-up all the way through to the afters, there aren’t too many better than Michael James. A studio natural with innate talent earning him a reputation as a must-visit producer, the Manchester native’s growing discography has already welcomed stand-out material via Burnski’s Constant Sound and Constant Black alongside the likes of S.A.S.H., e1ven and INFUSE. Returning to FUSE for the first time since his huge collaborative ‘Weird Things’ EP in 2020 alongside imprint boss Enzo Siragusa, early May welcomes a big solo debut on the label as he drops his dynamic four-track EP, ‘Another Dimension’.

Lead cut ‘Nobody Does’ sees James skilfully fuse funk-fuelled bass licks with sharp drums and wonky synths, while title track ‘Another Dimension’ offers up weighty low-ends beneath skippy percussion and sweeping melodies for a powerful peak time anthem. ‘Downstream’ arrives full of swing as delicate pads float amongst the mix, before closing with the driving sonics and spacey electronics of digital exclusive ‘Underwater’.

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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 Joplyn
Title We Will Forgive Ourselves
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRM271
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. We Will Forgive Ourselves

A2. We Will Forgive Ourselves (MK Dub Remix)

B1. We Will Forgive Ourselves (Damian Lazarus Re-Shape)

Description

Berlin talent Joplyn is next up on Crosstown Rebels making her debut release on the label titled We Will Forgive Ourselves featuring remixes from prolific producer MK and label-head Damian Lazarus. Serving up two remixes in the form of MK’s Dub and Damian Lazarus’ Re-Shape, it acts as another milestone release for the near twenty-year-old imprint.

We Forgive Ourselves is the perfect musical metaphor for Joplyn’s inspiration. The track opens proceedings with elegant drum pads which are paired beautifully with quaint hi-hats. A gentle, healing vocal, followed by a deep heavy bassline creates a profound juxtaposition. Galactic-like sounds fizz in and out, fusing everything together to create a real sense of utopia that truly embodies Joplyn’s vision.

Brimming with a signature MK sound right from the offset, we’re treated to six-and-a-half minutes of perfectly executed contemporary deep house. Warming, subtle and inherently groove-led, soft kicks open into Joplyn’s haunting vocal offerings before rhythmic hats coalesce alongside, forming a modern dance anthem that is sure to light up many a club setting this summer.

Damian Lazarus’ Re-Shape comes next. Shimmering with an ethereal quality, the nine-minute piece undulates between moments of spiritual bliss to pummelling, acid-laden danceability. Whirring synths help create a galactic quality, as we travel between feelings of introspection, euphoria and everything in between.

TECHNO

Artist Radio Zahn
Title Berlin Sessions Vol. 1
Label Rekids
Cat No REKIDS203
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A. Twilo

B. Power Musik

Description

Radio Slave & Dustin Zahn team up as Radio Zahn for ‘Berlin Sessions Vol. 1’.

Joining forces for the first time, Radio Slave and Dustin Zahn launch their collaborative works as Radio Zahn with a set of colourful, groove-laden techno tracks inspired by the sound of mid-90s New York on Rekids this May. Across all three mixes of ‘Twilo’ and ‘Power Muzik’, the duo deploys chunky, hard-hitting drums alongside building arrangements and masterful use of synths and dubbed-out FX, with the former featuring vocals by Toy Tonics member Kosmo Klint. A dream for fans of intricate, dancefloor-friendly techno, the release showcases why Radio Slave and Dustin Zahn are two of the most consistently exciting artist in dance music.

Responsible for some of the most recognisable tracks in the genre, including ‘Grindhouse’, ‘Don’t Stop No Sleep’, ‘Another Club’, and other timeless cuts, Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards’ work with Joel Martin as Quiet Village and solo work as Rekid has received critical acclaim, and he remains one of the most in-demand and consistent remixers around.

Since the late ’90s, Zahn’s hypnotic and driving techno has consistently caught the ears of top DJs and labels worldwide, best exemplified at his legendary marathon sets at Berghain. His vital work with Intellephunk includes the nearly two decades long running Communion after-hours events, cementing his invaluable contributions to the Minneapolis techno scene and beyond.

TECHNO

Artist Black Bones
Title Nairobi Night Train / F.A.D
Label Höga Nord Rekords
Cat No HNR046
Format 7"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electro] [Leftfield] [Techno]

Track Listing

A. Nairobi Night Train

B. F.A.D

Description

Motorik, Techno, Lo-fi, Primal and monotonous are words to describe Black Bones unique take on afro and post punk. This 7” is their first on Höga Nord Rekords and contains two tracks showing depth in musical creativity and record collections.

Black Bones use familiar components in surprising ways: electronics and loops swirl over sequenced pounding backbeats, but when the aggressive stereo bass kicks in on “Nairobi Night Train”, Kenya’s border stretches all the way up to the British Isles and a huge savannah opens its horizons just south of Belfast.

This is an unusual mix of European and African music tradition - a meeting of genres so seamless it’s hard labelling it crossover. It’s just an explosive potion mixed for dancing!

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 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 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 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.

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.

JUNGLE / DNB

Artist Hard Disk
Title Dub Plate Business Collection
Label Suburban Base Records
Cat No SUBBASELP6
Format 4 x 12"
Price £32.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Drum & Bass] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. Double H Productions - How Dark It Is (Remix)

B1. E.K.U.D.C.M. - Ultra Jungle (All Nite)

B2. The Man With No Name - Stars (Remix)

C1. The Man With No Name - So Tight

D1. The Man With No Name - Painted Man

D2. The Man With No Name - Within Me

E1. E.K.U.D.C.M. - Just Sekkle

F1. E.K.U.D.C.M. - Quiji Board

F2. E.K.U.D.C.M. - On Dope

G1. E.K.U.D.C.M. - She Dance

H1. E.K.U.D.C.M. - Kashif (Love)

H2. Phiziks - Nobody

Description

MC DUKE was one of the first UK rappers to find a serious level of success, laying the ground work for a generation of hip hop talent to follow. As well as being a UK hip hop legend, he was also one of the pioneers of the early British hardcore / jungle sound & owner of the Hard Disk record label.

The legacy of MC Duke with the early rave sound was cemented in history forever when The Prodigy sampled his voice for their chart topping hit Everybody In The Place! He was also one of the first MC’s on London’s infamous Kool FM. As a producer Duke was signed to the Boogie Times label, sister imprint of the genre defining Suburban Base, under the alias E.K.U.D.C.M. (which is MC Duke spelled backwards).

The first slice of vinyl on this collection features rare cuts from 1993 and perfectly showcases the evolution of the rave era into the sound that was at the time described as jungle techno, the precursor to jungle as we now know it.

Vinyl number 2 is the one that will get the collectors salivating... Featuring music by The Man With No Name, currently the only copies of these tracks are available at an asking price of £167 on the resale market, with people already parting with up to £155 to own a copy via re-seller site discogs!

Our third & fourth disc once again features 2 of MC Dukes alias’ with the darkside goodness that is Quiji Board, and closes with the most up to date track from the compilation by Phiziks previously unreleased on vinyl.

All tracks on this Hard Disk compilation have been expertly re-mastered to give you the optimum listening experience while retaining that authentic early 90’s sound you’d expect. This four-part vinyl collection is placed in a beautiful presentation box for which we’ve digitally re-created the original artwork style from Hard Disk releases back in the day to make this a true collector piece for those wanting a genuine piece of UK culture history.

DISCO

Artist Delegation
Title Heartache No. 9 / One More Step To Take (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)
Label Le Edits
Cat No DFP007
Format 12"
Price £11.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Funk] [Soul]

Track Listing

A1. Heartache No. 9 (Dimitri From Paris 9 minutes Of Funk Remix)

A2. Heartache No. 9 (Dimitri From Paris Club Dub Remix)

AA1. One More Step To Take (Dimitri From Paris Steppin' Into Philly Remix)

AA2. One More Step To Take (Dimitri From Paris Brotherly Love Instrumental Remix)

Description

French Disco maestro Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint is back supplying you with the excellence you've come to expect. As ever beautiful new versions of deep soul and disco classics alongside the most fantastically realised limited physical artefacts are the name of the game. When you buy a Le Edits release, you know you are holding something très magnifique in your hands.

After a short break, Dimitri treats us to yet another sublime set of versions, this time bringing us brand new mixes of UK Disco flavour centred on Midlands group - Delegation. The A-Side "Heartache No. 9" is a club sure-shot from their 1979 debut LP 'Eau De Vie', it's one of the groups most well known tracks and always found favour among underground DJs and discerning dancers. With its instantly familiar and much sampled bassline, this is a real floor-filler and a genuine classic. Featured here are Dimitri's brand new and essential '9 Minutes Of Funk' and 'Club Dub' remixes. Side-B sees 'One More Step To Take', also lifted from the group's stellar and slept-on debut album, get some Le Edits love. This time Dimitri teases out the Philly-esque grooves to new heights with 2 killer reworks that proudly stand head and shoulders alongside anything that came out of the city of brotherly love in its heyday, complete with an outstanding vibes solo too!

All mixes are fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. These releases are 100% official and therefore essential. This isn't an 'under the counter' operation, Dimitri and Le Edit are here to bring back quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. All Le Edits releases include a no re-press guarantee. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost.

ELECTRONICA

Artist Lasha Chkhaidze
Title Agartha LP
Label Intergalactic Research Institute for Sound
Cat No IRIS010
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [Electronica] [Leftfield]

Track Listing

A1. Dog Days

A2. Indigenous Tribes

A3. Train to Asylum

B1. The First Drone

B2. On The Ledge

B3. Even The Sun Goes To Sleep

Description

The Institute is happy to present a newcomer in its ranks: Lasha Chkhaidze, one of the 13 members of collective "If Strangers." Georgia is home to melancholia and many exciting musicians, something we have shown in many of our previous releases. Lasha’s first album is part of this theme.

These six tracks gently pull you into a subtle and immersive journey. Listen and soon you find yourself pulled into the beauty of sadness - surrounded by these carefully crafted soundscapes which offer a perfect opportunity for a moment of introspection. The young Georgian delivers ambient and piano at its finest on this first LP.

As the legend says, Agartha is a lost kingdom, located in the earth’s core.
Only the bravest found courage to go to the journey to find it.
As you go deeper, the road gets darker, scarier… The journey to Agartha symbolizes the journey to the untraveled parts of human consciousness, which often frightens us, but as we observe and heal our dark parts we no longer need to compress and hide them. Facing our main fears will make our road mor adventurous, and one day the whole journey will become a tale. Tale of a man who found the lost kingdom of Agartha.

IMPORTS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Artist Saturday Love
Title 2 B Free (Incl. Kon / Oliver Dollar / Baltra Remixes)
Label Fools Gold
Cat No FGR286
Format 12"
Price £14.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 19/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [House] [Nu Disco]

Track Listing

A1. 2 B Free (Kon's 12" Disco Mix)

B1. 2 B Free (Oliver Dollar Remix)

B2. 2 B Free (Baltra Remix)

Description

"Saturday Love's timeless disco anthem "2 B Free" is remix catnip, and every producer knocked this one out of the park. The piano-soaked collaboration between Boston beatsmith Kon and New York vocalist Fiorious gets masterfully reinvented by heavyweights Oliver Dollar and Baltra. With Kon's extended disco mix on this record, the question now is how can you only pick one of these for your set?"

IMPORTS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Artist Sharon Redd
Title Never Give You Up (Incl. Michael Gray Remix)
Label Prelude
Cat No SPEC-1813
Format 12"
Price £9.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco]

Track Listing

A1. Never Give You Up (Michael Gray Remix)

A2. Never Give You Up (Michael Gray Dub Mix)

B1. Never Give You Up (Original)

B2. Never Give You Up (Tribute Mix)

Description

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REPRESSES

Artist Peggy Gou
Title Moment EP
Label Gudu Records
Cat No GUDU001
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House]

Track Listing

A Starry Night

B Han Pan

Description

Peggy Gou is proud to announce the launch of her own independent record label, Gudu Records. The label’s first release will be the Moment EP - a two-track 12” featuring the tracks ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Han Pan’.

'Moment’ sees Gou continue to explore the charismatic facets of her musical and personal identity, drawing on her Korean heritage and language and her love for house & disco’s Eighties heritage, with particular nods to the output of labels such as Prelude and West End Records in the decade’s nascent years.

Gou’s own singing voice, known to so many from last year’s ‘Once’ EP, returns here to confidently guide the rhythm on ‘Starry Night’. Mixing both Korean and English vocals over a tumbling cascade of percussion and piano house keys, the track builds to incorporate layers of instrumental samples and subtle acid lines. Romantic, anthemic and timeless in its feel, it reaffirms Gou’s skill as a songwriter with appeal that resonates beyond crowded dancefloors, not to mention language barriers.

'Han Pan' follows as an instantly rhythmic affair that draws energy from a memorable and delicately tuned pan-drum. Alongside some expert and understated arrangement, as well as another, contrasting vocal performance, ‘Han Pan’ transmits a different but equally powerful energy.

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.

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 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.

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Artist A Mountain Of One
Title Stars Planets Dust Me (LP)
Label Amore
Cat No AMORE004
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 06/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronica] [Indie] [Leftfield]

Track Listing

A1. Custards Last Stand

A2. Black Apple Pink Apple

B1. Make My Love Grow

B2. Surrender

C1. Dealer

C2. Star

D1. Stars Planets Dust Me

D2. Soft Landing

Description

Cascading through kaleidoscopic stardust and forming in the outer reaches of the music universe, transcending time and distance, cosmonaut musicians Mo Morris & Zeben Jameson reconnect to write & record songs from opposite sides of their planet (Bali and London) written over the internet during the pandemic. Landing the much anticipated and eagerly awaited new A Mountain of One album "Stars planets dust me".

Welcome to the formative British psych electronic heroes A Mountain Of Ones 3rd studio album.

Mastered and reimagined and a full forthcoming album rework by electronic wizard, master selector & global superstar Ricardo Villalobos, featuring additional collaborations from 80s/90s Balearic legends "The Woodentops`s" front man "Rolo McGinty,”, Japan’s cult heroes ``Dip in the Pool" and "Unkle" and "Toy Drum`s" Pablo Clements.

UK Dub master "Dennis Bovell MBE" also makes an incredible appearance on the "Custards Last Stands" dub versions. Now available on a ltd Japanese 10". A beautiful artwork series generously loaded in by photography legend Dick Sweeney, and co-mixed by Dea Barandana in Indonesia. With its cosmic pop sound, soulful soaring, balearic sensibilities and feel good choruses it carries all the weight of a much needed revo- lution in psychedelic, conceptual ever popular music and sounds & feels like the infamous crossover album that promised to come from the heady days of the bands ascend last time round.

So here’s some back story, garnered from the hearsay, folk law, the myths and the legends, of 10 years ago, in case, like Mo & Zeb, if they'd remembered any of it, they probably weren’t there, after 2 much acclaimed albums and sellout shows vanishing in a cosmic cloud of dust the yin and yang brothers Mo Morris (ZSOU/Electric Stew) & Zeb Jameson (Oasis/Tricky/Pretenders) uncoupled and each em- barked on a pathfinder mission to equip themselves for their inevitable return... they just didn’t know it at the time... and as the global community ground to a halt 2 years ago they sought refuge from opposite sides of the planet in each other's company again.

The solace and rejuvenation it gave had them re-emerging as invigorated, inspired and wiser music creators, this has given rise to the evolution of their 3rd all important album‘s sound.

Zeb "our capacity as human beings is more phenomenal and limitless and way beyond the conventional thinking of society constructs but also in complete harmony with the intelligence and brilliance of advancing technologies".
Experiencing this energy together, as dedicated and devoted music pioneers, these great collaborative universal truths were revealed, imbed and steeped in their writing and recording experience as the music touched and resonated with all involved to create the fresh and fully formed A Mountain Of One 2.0.

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Artist Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold
Title Voices / Having Fun
Label Blue Velvet
Cat No BV001
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Funk] [Nu Disco]

Track Listing

A. Aldo Tamborrelli – Voices (VSHOG Special Version)

AA. Stefano Torossi – Having Fun (VSHOG Special Version)

Description

Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold is the musical adventures of Gerry Rooney & Joel Martin. They have a rich musical history with Gerry Black Cock Records & Joel Quiet Village.

Aldo Tamborrelli – ‘Voices’ (VSHOG Special Version)

VSHOG present their official special version of this highly desirable hidden treasure of hypnotic electronic sleaze excavated from the cult soundtrack to a 1983 Italian ‘Apocalypse Now’ cash-in, and transform it into an 8 minute erogenous bump n’ grind trip to the twilight zone torture garden, cruising leather boys & fetish girls looking for Love in all the wrong places !

‘Voices’ is a narcotic synthesised masterpiece of body music to completely immerse your dark desires on the dancefloor. A dark risqué world of crisp chugging drum machines, mesmerising warm bass pulses, and the erotic wails of seductive screams in the night !

Stefano Torossi – ‘Having Fun’ (VSHOG Special Version)

The VSHOG version of 'Having Fun', from Stefano Torossi's 1974 album 'Feelings' (a holy grail of Italian library music) is an uplifting lush orchestral string laden funky breakbeat feel-good track to raise your vibrations!

Opening with a chunky stripped down drum & bass intro, the strings entice you further in & then the Disco Funk Psyche guitar riff really lifts the track to the sweet spot & you are completely hooked! A beautiful piece of music for all occasions - Balearic Sunsets/Sunrise, Disco dancing, B-Boys and Hip-Hop heads, Jazz Dancers & library music connoisseurs!

Another fantastic offering from the VSHOG Special Version series of releases.

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Artist No Smoke
Title Righteous Rule
Label Warriors Dance
Cat No ERD-32691
Format 12"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Acid House] [Deep House]

Track Listing

A1. Righteous Rule (Vocal)

A2. Righteous Dub (Dub)

B. Righteous Rule Dub

Description

Presenting another fully legit, remastered and repackaged reissue from the WD vaults! Brand new style for 2020.

London's Warriors Dance label was a unique operation and a pioneering London label during the late 80's acid house phenomena. Home to an assortment of DJs, MCs and soundmen, they went on to make their own original and indelible mark on the rave scene from the infamous 'Addis Ababa' studio on Harrow Road on the North-West side of the city. A former reggae and soul studio that was instrumental to the output of influential artists like Soul II Soul and more, a steady diet of reggae, bass, hip-hop, house and techno kept their edgy, and diehard UK sound and style right at the cutting edge of the dance music underground across the globe with the top DJs and producers of the day celebrating the label. The studio, helmed by label owner Tony ‘Addis’, acted as an incubator for artists whose names would go down in the history books.

No Smoke was one of the main and best known outfits on this cult label. Their mammoth worldwide, cult club smash 'Koro Koro' is still in DJ bags across the galaxy today! 'Righteous Rule' is another tuffy from this crew, some heavyweight bassline madness for the dance. All the elements of the WD sound are here, a perfect mix-up of Reggae vibes, jacking house and tribal badness rolled into one. A proper record, to be played on a proper system! This one's become a rare catch out in the wild, and is fetching some P's on the web among the collectors. Here's a nice 2020 repress for you, done the right way!

No Smoke 'Righteous Rule' is the pure unadulterated WD vibe, featuring original label artwork tweaked by Atelier Superplus and lovingly remastered by Curvepusher, UK. Special thanks to Nicky Trax & Tony Addis. Proudly distributed by Above Board distribution. 2020.

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Artist NO SMOKE
Title INTERNATIONAL SMOKE SIGNALS (CLEAR VINYL REPRESS 2 X 12")
Label Warriors Dance
Cat No WAFLP3CLEAR
Format 2 x LP
Price £12.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Afro] [Bass] [Deep House] [Electronic]

Track Listing

A1 Koro Koro

A2 East of Eden

B1 OAU in Music

B2 Don't Touch Me

C1 Anti Galactic Devotion

C2 International Smoke Signal

D1 Oh Yes (Freedom)

D2 Ai Shi Temasu (Japanese Love)

D3 Show Them

Description

Presenting the long sought after, groundbreaking and classic 1990 UK long-player finally remastered and reissued for 2018.

London's Warriors Dance label was a unique operation and a pioneering London label during the late 80's acid house phenomena. Home to an assortment of DJs, MCs and soundmen, they went on to make their own original and indelible mark on the rave scene from the infamous 'Addis Ababa' studio on Harrow Road on the North-West side of the city. A former reggae and soul studio that was instrumental to the output of influential artists like Soul II Soul and more, a steady diet of reggae, bass, hip-hop, house and techno kept their edgy, and diehard UK sound and style right at the cutting edge of the dance music underground across the globe with the top DJs and producers of the day celebrating the label. The studio, helmed by label owner Tony ‘Addis’, acted as an incubator for artists whose names would go down in the history books - No Smoke, Bang The Party, The Addis Posse, Melancholy Man, Hollywood Beyond, The Housemaids and more all featured heavily on the label and contributed to its legendary output. The attitude and approach to the music was utterly and unapologetically a London thing, with heavy African and Caribbean influences also drawing on the sounds emanating from Chicago, Detroit and further afield. Years later, and with the advent of the internet, Discogs, Youtube and any other digital platform you'd care to mention, Warriors Dance continues to be discovered and rediscovered again by curious diggers and music heads with a thirst for heavyweight tracks to play in their DJ sets. This saw the WD mythology rise again, making their records much sought after by fans from all over the world.

When 'International Smoke Signal' landed in 1990 there was nothing else quite like it in the musical landscape, the perfect sonic example of the Warriors Dance ethos and style incorporating all of the influences and grooves that made the label's output so unique, a sound heavily inspired by the preceding period in London and the UK where hip-hop, soul, reggae, rare groove and acid house were played side by side in the warehouses and empty spaces of former industrial areas. Throughout the late 1980's these often drab and dangerous places were transformed by local DJ crews like Soul II Soul and Shake ’N’ Fingerpop with more to offer those looking for an open-minded party scene new places to explore, in turn switching people on to broader styles of music. It's all in here, the heavy breakbeat driven B-boy house flavour of the album version of the classic 'Koro Koro', the Manu Dibango featuring tribal acid groove of 'International Smoke Signal' to the percussive and ultra-deep stylings of 'Oh Yes (Freedom)' the LP encapsulate a time and place yet continue to capture the imagination today. Timeless music. There's no doubt the No Smoke project is a direct influence on the deeper, tribal house sounds around today and pioneered the afro house sound alongside ‘Yeke Yeke’, ‘Motherland’ etc as the acid house phenomenon swept the world. ‘Koro Koro’ is the omnipresent anthem which was broken at London clubs like Confusion by Bang The Party’s Kid Batchelor and RIP which went on to blow up in New York, and was then signed by Profile Records. Hugely sampled and still played to this day.
'International Smoke Signal' fuses the otherworldly science of dub and reggae with Bronx breakbeats, synth laden ambient house excursions and the heartbeat of mother Africa with the technoid thrum of the motor city effortlessly, all while maintaining its London roots and swagger. A true dance music masterpiece. This is the first time the LP has been remastered and reissued, spread across 2 heavy slabs of high quality vinyl for maximum sonic impact. Made in conjunction with the Warriors Dance family and Tony Addis.

Special thanks to Nicky Trax & Tony Addis. Remastered by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK. Proudly distributed by Above Board distribution. 2018.

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Artist Matrixxman
Title Planet X EP
Label Planet X
Cat No PX003
Format 12"
Price £5.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Hong Kong (Day)

A2. Hong Kong (Night)

B1. Power Drain feat Exos

B2. Tango Down

Description

The Planet X invasion continues... The third release is the most-awaited EP this year featuring the Matrixxman himself. According to the Alien Council, it is his best EP so far. It contains four tracks of serious icebreaking soundscapes, running trough the listener's veins by freezing the complete solar system with a coolness. Starting the process is A1 with the fall-out Syren track called ‘Hong Kong Day’ played exclusively in the Matrixxman Dekmantel Boiler Room set last year, now finally being released for the hungry trainspotters who have been waiting for quite some time. Next up A2, the second installment of the Hong Kong- the Night version- the most spooky-sounding spirit-catching meltdown of a track. It is reminiscent of a lethal death scene in a brutal manga cartoon, where the Iron eagle flies over the lands looking for prey. On the other side- B1 starts with the track ‘Power Drain’ featuring his label mate-Exos- definitely the festival track of the release which then takes the listener to the breakbeat part of town in the final track called ‘Tango Down’ on B2. This is where the real Matrixxman signature strikes with raw, dirty rave bass turning it back and forth, finishing the EP with some analog screams. The Planet X continues tearing through the galaxy.

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Artist Exos
Title Ingo (Ben Sims / Antigone Remixes)
Label Planet X
Cat No PX001
Format 12"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Ingo

A2. Ingo (Ben Sims Remix)

B1. Bingo

B2. Bingo (Antigone Remix)

Description

Discovered, curated and managed by Exos, Planet X is the latest discovery in our solar system. Little is known about this mystical planet other than that it radiates sound waves on the rougher side of the galactic spectrum. This first release comes from Exos himself where he fuses together old and new material with remixes from his astro pals, Ben Sims and Antigone. The release takes off with an old 90’s Exos track which is then warped and mixed by Ben Sims in his signature hardgroove style. Next in orbit is Bingo, a brand new track for interstellar clubbing that sounds like a country theme where Exos sampled a live guitar from his father’s rock band. The outcome is a dark and raw mixture of a 909 beat with a dark space cowboy riff from the blackest hole of our galaxy. The Antigone remix takes us near the event horizon where there is absolute chaos between dimensions.
The second release from Planet X will launch off next autumn with fellow space cadet Lafontaine on a 4 track storming missile and signs off with a nuclear remix by the one and only Matrixxman.
Start the countdown for our journey to the center of the galactic dancefloor!

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Artist Various
Title Warriors Dance RU Streetwise EP Inc. Jonny Rock Edit (Record Store Day 2019)
Label Warriors Dance
Cat No WAFT25RSD
Format 12"
Price £5.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 29/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [Deep House] [Record Store Day] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Addis Posse - Have A Nice Time Tonight

A2. No Smoke - Ai Shi Temasu (Japanese Love) Jonny Rock Edit

B1. Gary A'Gaye - Lord Is My Shepherd

B2. No Smoke - More

Description

The WD wagon continues to roll, bringing back the sounds of London's streets circa 1992 in all it's gritty glory! This, the latest instalment of reissues, reworks and rediscoveries see's a rare EP featuring cuts from a clutch of artists from the stable including No Smoke, Addis Posse & Gary A'Gaye. As ever, the Warriors sound is a stew of Dub, Hip-Hop breaks, House, Techno and synth sounds all collaged together using minimal gear and the UK warehouse and sound-system mentality. A heady mixture, you might say. Across 4 tracks we are treated to the ruffness, a handful of club ready bombs that will still do the damage right now in the 2019. As a special Record Store Day treat the mighty Jonny Rock has been drafted in via satellite to give us his extended, narcotic re-rub of No Smoke's killer 'Ai Shi Temasu (Japanese Love)' turning it into a winding, after hours DJ tool that will skilfully snake it's way through the dance at silly o'clock at any rave. Pure joy. OG pressings of this EP are sought after, expensive and rarely turn up. Now you can own this seminal piece of UK street music with a 2019 twist, in all the right ways!
Repressed, flipped and presented by Above Board distribution / Warriors Dance using only the highest quality source materials and vibes. Check.