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RELEASE DATE: 3RD JUNE 2022

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HOUSE

Zone+

A Balloon In The Wind

In Waves

ADIDIW003

3 x 12"

£14.99

Black Loops

These Changes EP

Freerange Records

FR281

12"

£6.99


FUNK/SOUL

Dames Brown Presented by Amp Fiddler

Introducing Dames Brown

Defected

DFTD636

7"

£7.99


TECHNO

Gramrcy & John Loveless

Highdive (Incl. Schacke Remix)

Phantasy Sound

PH118

12"

£6.99


DUVAL TIMOTHY REPRESSES

Duval Timothy

Sen Am

Carrying Colour

CC006

LP

£13

Duval Timothy

Help

Carrying Colour

CC003SP

2 x LP

£14.99


ICYMI

Charlotte de Witte

Return To Nowhere EP

KNTXT

KNTXT006

12"

£7.49

Disco Pogo

ISSUE #1

Disco Pogo

DISCOPOGOISSUE1

Magazine

£7.99 NO DISCOUNTS

SAMA

MXMN001

Maximalist_Minimalist

MXMN001

12"

£7.99

Mike Lindup

Time To Let Go (Louie Vega Remix)

Vega Records

VR212

2 x 12"

£12.99

Mission Control

Outta Limits (White Vinyl)

Deep South Recordings

DSR002

12"

£7.49

Various Artists

Monday Dreamin' (5x12" Boxset)

Circoloco Records

CLR001

5x12"

£55




Releases in detail:

HOUSE

Artist Zone+
Title A Balloon In The Wind
Label In Waves
Cat No ADIDIW003
Format 3 x 12"
Price £14.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 03/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Melodic House & Techno]

Track Listing

A1. A Balloon In The Wind (Ambient)

A2. Hello (Radio Edit)

B1. Shinobi

B2. Bohemian

C1. Apart (Radio Edit)

C2. Mandalorian

C3. Amore (Radio Edit)

D1. What's Going On!

D2. The Musician

E1. Mountain High

E2. Luna

F1. Electric Dreams ft. Usif

F2. Uncommon

Description

"In Waves is a new sister label of Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream. Its third release comes from Zone+ and is a superb 13 track collection that sinks you deep into the artist's rich house sounds.

A Balloon In The Wind (Ambient) opens top with dreamy pads and spring day sounds, then supple grooves arrive like Hello to take you away into a hypnotic world. Shinobi has bumpier drums and elastic bass, Bohemian brings worldly percussive sounds and Mandalorian layers up smooth drums with soft pads and angelic vocals.

This most heady and cuddly of albums plays out through the clipped house and subtly funky kicks of What's Going On, the bubbly sounds and Middle Eastern vocals of The Musician and widescreen melancholic chords of Luna. Electric Dreams is a fine collab with Usif and the album closes on the tightly woven late night deep house of Uncommon.

This is a masterful album of smartly layered grooves, emotional pads and escapist vibes."

HOUSE

Artist Black Loops
Title These Changes EP
Label Freerange Records
Cat No FR281
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 03/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. These Changes (ft. Cody Currie)

A2. The People

B. Driver

Description

Time to welcome Black Loops back once again for his third release on Freerange. Riccardo continues to impress with a consistent and evolving output on labels such as Shall Not Fade, Atteral, Gallery and Madhouse, his warm, bouncing beats and basslines working their magic in a broad cross-section of DJ’s sets the last decade or so.

Here on These Changes he teams up with young London producer and vocalist Cody Currie, known for his releases on Classic, Razor n Tape and Toy Tonics. These Changes is an uptempo, shuffling house track with a deep, rolling mood which doffs the cap to classic NYC sounds but with a distinct contemporary spin.

The People treads a similar path with a repeating vocal hook and snipped and chopped jazz fusion sample adding the ear candy whilst punchy beats and echoing synths keep the floor bouncing. Think Charles Webster meets Joshua Iz on Guidance in the late 90’s and you’ll get the idea.

Closing out this sublime release we have Driver which puts all the focus on a simple, compelling bassline pushing the groove along and creating a deep, emotive late night mood to move to.

FUNK/SOUL

Artist Dames Brown Presented by Amp Fiddler
Title Introducing Dames Brown
Label Defected
Cat No DFTD636
Format 7"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 03/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Detroit] [Funk] [Soul]

Track Listing

A. Introducing Dames Brown

B. Introducing Dames Brown (Instrumental)

Description

Epitomising the very best of their hometown’s unparalleled musical heritage, Dames Brown are fully-fledged members of the extended Defected family following the release of slick, funk-filled record ‘What Would You Do?’ in 2021 and features on a number of the label’s vocal house hits. The Detroit trio continuously impress with their exquisite releases, striking lyricism and a hefty dose of house authenticity across their outputs. Now Athena Johnson, Teresa Marbury and LaRae Starr step out to properly introduce themselves to the wax lovers, with Detroit musical icon Amp Fiddler on production duties. Releasing ‘Introducing Dames Brown’ on 7”, this package also includes the Instrumental, as Detroit’s finest deliver a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming album, capturing funk, house and soul from across the spectrum.

TECHNO

Artist Gramrcy & John Loveless
Title Highdive (Incl. Schacke Remix)
Label Phantasy Sound
Cat No PH118
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 03/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Highdive

A2. Highdive (Beats Mix)

B. Highdive (Schacke Remix)

Description

Having been extensively road-tested this past year by DJs including Daniel Avery, HAAi and Gerd Janson, Highdive arrives with tangible anticipation. The work of less-than-shadowy figures Gramrcy and John Loveless, the pair have passed lockdown and beyond remixing artists such as WH Lung, Discovery Zone and Ghost Culture. Debuting their first original material, closely following Gramrcy’s recent appearance on Loveless’s own Hot Concept imprint, Highdive is a long-anticipated explosion of energy.

Built around a sonic-boom breakdown, glossy rave chords and pounding post-punk drums, Highdive feels immediately at home on Phantasy. Having worked closely alongside founder Erol Alkan in recent years to shape the imprint's diverse output, Loveless' collaboration with the Peach Discs founder nods to the electro landscape of the label's earliest days. Having never left dance floors since, Gramrcy & John Loveless take a golden opportunity to plunge dancers into the sublime and the ridiculous.

While a stripped-down ‘Beats Mix’ sees the pair adopt a less-maximal approach, leave it to Schacke to stretch Highdive into hardcore rave heaven. The already-influential Copenhagen artist underscores his refreshing funk in the ‘fast-techno’ scene through which he has risen, turning the screws and upping the tempo with intense but elastic results.

DUVAL TIMOTHY REPRESSES

Artist Duval Timothy
Title Sen Am
Label Carrying Colour
Cat No CC006
Format LP
Price £13
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronic] [Jazz]

Track Listing

A1. WhatsApp

A2. Whale

A3. Introvert

A4. Ball

A5. Language feat. Nicholas Mandolas

B1. No

B2. Wahala

B3. Nijo

B4. Dust

B5. Ibs

B6. Emmerson

Description

Where We're Calling From
The Liminal Zone: Reflections on Duval Timothy’s Sen Am
Lamin Fofana

Sen Am is an enduring and tender album, rich and beguiling and generous in a quiet way. Over the last few years, I find myself returning to it, listening and absorbing, reflecting on the voices and working through the multiple layers of feelings and themes it announces with confidence and equanimity. Notions of care and contradiction, expressions of joy and desire and the underlying feeling of unease and turmoil; there is an urgent appeal to the listener for generosity, to strengthen our capacity to hear multiple voices simultaneously, to exist in multiple places at once.

Duval Timothy’s music was dropped into our world from another realm sometime in the spring of 2017. We received the call and we answered it. The rhythm and spirit was transmitted via London’s NTS Radio on the Do!! You!!! Breakfast Show with Charlie Bones and a short while later we were listening to the first vinyl edition of Sen Am in our living room in Berlin. The record got a lot of plays (at home and at some shows, before and after performances). It was like sunlight filtering through a cracked window and remaining there for a moment, dancing. Blue music emanating from a liminal zone, an in-between space, somewhere on the outskirts of Freetown, or rural Sierra Leone, or the outer edges of South London, or Bath, UK, or some undisclosed orbit, unfixed location. The music is soaked in diasporic experiences. It refuses to settle but still invites us to enter and stay awhile in that zone, where multiple forms exist (all) together with jazz, hip-hop, various strands of expressive electronics and experimental music all breathing together and moving around. It is a portal to a place of possibilities, a space for building and repairing possible and lost connections. But life in that liminal zone is precarious; it is life under duress; under pressure – not merely the pressure to produce a presentable, categorizable, and salable body of work, but the pressure that compels us to experiment and create new concepts and things that will help us imagine a different existence, a way out of the turbulence.

Freetown is a marvellous and sometimes sad place. It is one of those unmistakable locations inscribed diasporic memory; a place that touches you, a place that holds you and demands you bear witness: witness to pain, poverty, joy and desire. You remember the voices and the eyes of people even in momentary encounters. In Sen Am, you hear not only Duval’s recollections and sounds of Freetown, you hear family and friendship, people coming together and forming bonds, creating surrogate families. Forging community wherever you go is a practice, and community is at the core of this music. It’s in all the voices, from Emmerson and 6pac to Aminata and Aruna. It opens up a space for Black voices, for Sierra Leonean voices, and those voices extend through the succeeding projects, the 2 Sim EP and the album Help, and all that radiates from Duval’s Carrying Colour imprint.

Thank you for the invitation to write about the album Sen Am, on the occasion of its re-release which also coincides with the release of the exquisite double 7” Smɔl Smɔl with cktrl — a wonderful piece which calls on the listener to play both records at the same time to hear the music or play them separately and hear different versions. Duval is strengthening us, encouraging us to feel comfortable with discomfort, with incompleteness, with the hard-to-understand. This is a beautiful thing.

DUVAL TIMOTHY REPRESSES

Artist Duval Timothy
Title Help
Label Carrying Colour
Cat No CC003SP
Format 2 x LP
Price £14.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronic] [Jazz]

Track Listing

A1. Next Tomorrow

A2. Slave feat. Twin Shadow

A3 TDAGB

A4. Fall Again feat. Lil Silva and Melanie Faye

A5. 9

B1. Groundnut feat. Twin Shadow

B2. Like

B3. Radish

B4. Something feat. Mr Mitch

C1. Alone

C2. Still Happened

C3. Look

C4. Same

D1. Ice

D2. C

D3. U

D4. Morning

D5. Pink

Description

Released in August 2020 to much acclaim, as well as receiving many accolades as one of the best albums of 2020, Duval Timothy present Help (2021 edition).

This new and limited edition will be released independently by Duval Timothy’s Carrying Colour label, fashion brand and shop. It comes on 2 x 140g milky clear vinyl, with new 2 x 12" square posters and shrink-wrapped.

Help was recorded in London and Los Angeles, and reveals the artists' experience traversing the meshes of the music industry, mental health, YouTube self-help videos, and the healing he discovered through friendship and collaboration. Co-produced by Rodaidh McDonald (King Krule, The XX) and Marta Salogni (Bjork), with collaborations from Lil Silva, Melanie Faye, Vegyn, Desta Haile, Mr Mitch, Dave Okumo, and Twin Shadow amongst others.

Duval Timothy is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is centred around colour and involves the use of music, photography, textiles, painting, sculpture, design, cooking and video. In between delivering a celebrated cookbook for Penguin Books, and an interactive installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Duval makes music, which is sampled by the likes of Solange and Loyle Carner and collaborates frequetly with cktrl, Vegyn, Kwes, and Mr Mitch.

ICYMI

Artist Charlotte de Witte
Title Return To Nowhere EP
Label KNTXT
Cat No KNTXT006
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Sgadi Li Mi

A2. Return To Nowhere

B1. Ensemble

B2. What's In The Past

Description

Charlotte de Witte​ marks the homecoming to her own imprint ​KNTXT​ with her brand new EP ‘​Return to  Nowhere​’. The captivating record exists out of four long-awaited tracks called ‘Return to Nowhere, ‘Ensemble’,  ‘Sgadi Li Mi’ and ‘What’s In The Past’.   

Further exploring her sonic realm, the record features techno sound reminiscent of her ‘Selected’ EP, but  switches out the acid stabs for haunting hymns. The result is a gripping dismal soundtrack that feels desolate yet  hopeful. With this spellbinding EP which combines her iconic hard-punching techno with mesmerizing chants  effortlessly, Charlotte proves once again why she remains at the forefront of the industry.   

The release of ‘​Return to Nowhere​’ fits perfectly in these uncertain times. ​Charlotte​ says: “I made the EP before  the current COVID-19 crisis. After being inspired by recordings of age-old traditional chants. So, I never intended  it to be a “Corona record”. However, it did grow on me during this period of isolation.”

ICYMI

Artist Disco Pogo
Title ISSUE #1
Label Disco Pogo
Cat No DISCOPOGOISSUE1
Format Magazine
Price £7.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres

Track Listing TBC

Description

Founders of seminal 90s title Jockey Slut launch new bi-annual electronic music magazine Disco Pogo.

Following the success of 2020’s A Jockey Slut Tribute to Andrew Weatherall book and a successful crowdfunding campaign raising £60k at the end of 2021, the original founders of seminal 90s electronic music magazine Jockey Slut are launching new publication Disco Pogo with the first issue out this month.

“We never had any intention of re-launching Jockey Slut and then events of recent years made us rethink. But the world has changed and so we decided that a new magazine with a new name was best,” say Jockey Slut and Disco Pogo founders Paul Benney and John Burgess.

Disco Pogo is a 236-page, heavyweight, twice-yearly magazine featuring new names alongside the best electronic artists and stories from the past 30 years or so with contributions from some of the best music journalists and photographers working today.

The first issue features Gilles Peterson and SHERELLE on its covers, is out May 25th and will be available to buy in the UK, Europe and around the world from good independent record shops, specialist magazine shops, selected newsagents and direct from discopogo.co.

ICYMI

Artist SAMA
Title MXMN001
Label Maximalist_Minimalist
Cat No MXMN001
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Onyankopon

A2. I Reject What I Just Said

B1. One Small Mistake

B2. And All Of A Sudden, I Was Free

Description

Previously releasing tracks and EPs on several respected big room labels such as Drumcode, Kraftek and Noir, Dutch DJ/producer SAMA announces the arrival of his new darker, grittier label Maximalist_Minimalist. Showcasing his new sound, the Utrecht- based DJ/producer delivers four hard-hitting, groove-led techno tracks built with intricate sound design and a perfectionist mindset.

Leading the release is ‘Onyankopon’, a dark and dubby number with a chunky groove and gritty percussion. ‘I Reject What I Just Said’ enters harder and more driving territories, with textured sound design meeting polyrhythmic synth stabs and eerie atmospheres. The B-side starts with the trippy leads and atonal pads of ‘One Small Mistake’, before ‘And All Of A Sudden, I Was Free’ closes out the release with a driving roller.

“I’ve felt the need to reinvent myself, to really create my own identity, and not attach myself too much to other labels anymore. For this reason, I ultimately set up this imprint: to provoke myself to become the artist that I so much adore and aspire to be. That’s why this brand will serve as an extension of myself; my creative identity, if you will.” - SAMA

ICYMI

Artist Mike Lindup
Title Time To Let Go (Louie Vega Remix)
Label Vega Records
Cat No VR212
Format 2 x 12"
Price £12.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Soulful House]

Track Listing

A. Time To Let Go (Expansions NYC Remix)

B1. Time To Let Go (Two Soul Fusion Afro House Instrumental Mix)

B2. Time To Let Go (Beats)

C. Time To Let Go (Two Soul Fusion Afro House Mix)

D. Time To Let Go (Expansions NYC Remix Instrumental)

Description

Vega Records is proud to present its newest release “Time To Let Go” with Mike Lindup, singer, keyboard player composer and founder member of the legendary band Level 42. Formed in 1980 with Mark King, Phil and Boon Gould, the band has sold over 30 million albums and still performing worldwide. Mike Lindup has performed onstage with many artists including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Star, Sting, and more. Even on theater stages in London’s West End, Mike Lindup has played on shows Thriller Live, Let It Be, and has completed four tours on the Thriller Live tour production, twice as Musical Director. “Time To Let Go” is taken from the new Mike Lindup album “Changes 2” with smokin’ remixes by Two Soul Fusion AKA Louie Vega & Josh Milan. The Remixers deliver two versions, one taking you to the soul house funky grooves of Two Soul Fusion and the other catapulting you into the world of Afro House. It’s all about Mike Lindup’s unique voice and his powerful, brilliant lyrics that make a huge statement well needed in the world today. Grooves to make you dance are no problem for Two Soul Fusion but when you have award winning lyrics its a whole other level here. The man who sang the lead vocal on New York City’s favorite dance club culture classic “Starchild” by Level 42 has now blessed Vega Records with the new gem “Time To Let Go”.

ICYMI

Artist Mission Control
Title Outta Limits (White Vinyl)
Label Deep South Recordings
Cat No DSR002
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
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!

ICYMI

Artist Various Artists
Title Monday Dreamin' (5x12" Boxset)
Label Circoloco Records
Cat No CLR001
Format 5x12"
Price £55
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 27/05/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [House] [Tech House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Lost Souls of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA - Revision of the Past

A2. Moodymann - Keep On Coming feat. CD

B. Luciano - Mantra For Lizzie

C1. Jamie Jones - Laser Lass

C2. Carl Craig - Forever Free

D1. Deichkind - Autonom (Dixon Edit)

D2. Adam Beyer - Break It Up

D3. Tale Of Us - Nova Two

E1. DJ Tennis - Atlanta

E2. Mano Le Tough - As If To Say

F1. Kerri Chandler - You

F2. Butch - Raindrops feat. Kemelion

G1. Damian Lazarus - The Future feat. Robert Owens

G2. Sama' Abdulhadi - Reverie

H1. Seth Troxler - Lumartes

H2. Margaret Dygas - Wishing Well

I1. Rampa - The Church

I2. tINI - What If, Then What? feat. Amiture

J1. Red Axes - Calib

J2. Bedouin - Up In Flames

Description

CircoLoco Records is proud to present the Monday Dreamin’ Vinyl Box Set, a 5-LP collection releasing on May 20, 2022.

Featuring heavy-hitting releases from visionaries of every era of CircoLoco’s 20-year party history, including Carl Craig, tINI, Kerri Chandler, Rampa, Sama' Abdulhadi, and other icons, the acclaimed debut compilation album from CircoLoco Records is presented in matte full color sleeves with box artwork designed by TOILETPAPER.

With support from DJ’s worldwide and accolades including back-to-back Essential New Tune awards from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong for Seth Troxler’s “Lumartes,” and DJ Tennis’ “Atlanta,” Monday Dreamin’ has already carved out a unique place in the world of dance music having been featured in the digital world of Los Santos in Rockstar Games’ blockbuster Grand Theft Auto Online: Los Santos Tuners which also featured Monday Dreamin’ artist Moodymann as a new character in the world.

Monday Dreamin’ is the first project from the pioneering partnership between global club culture icons CircoLoco and the creators of some of the world’s most popular and critically acclaimed video games, Rockstar Games, a partnership aimed at elevating and supporting dance music through the collective power of the two entertainment brands.