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HOUSE

Voodoos & Taboos

Tropical Love

CWPT

CWPT004

12"

£6.99

Yannick Roberts

I Can't Hide From Myself EP

Freerange Records

FR280

12"

£6.99

Jamie 3:26 & Danou P

What It Is...

Shake

SHAKE011

12"

£6.99

Avnu

Tough To Love But Worth The Effort

Ellum Audio

ELL077

2 x 12"

£13.99


TECHNO

Mark Broom

Mutated Battle Breaks Vol.3

Rekids

RSPX42

12"

£6.99


ELECTRONICA

Lasha Chkhaidze

Agartha LP

Intergalactic Research Institute for Sound

IRIS010

12"

£8.99


IMPORTS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Sharon Redd

Never Give You Up (Incl. Michael Gray Remix)

Prelude

SPEC-1813

12"

£9.99 NO DISCOUNTS




Releases in detail:

HOUSE

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.

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.

HOUSE

Artist Jamie 3:26 & Danou P
Title What It Is...
Label Shake
Cat No SHAKE011
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Roy Layers

B1. Bushman Boogie

B2. Rug Burn

Description

Jamie 3:26 and emerging Dutch artist Danou P welcome the next phase of their heady union with a timeless EP on Dan Shake’s imprint. ‘What It Is’ exhibits just how good the music can get when the synergy between two artists is on point, each track pureving an exhilarating atmosphere, and expansive journey. ‘

‘What It Is’ spreads across three tracks that make up over 34 minutes of music, brimming with peaks and valleys, Danou’s keys elevating Jamie’s authentic beats straight from the heart of the Chicago dancefloor. Dan Shake pays respect to the roots of electronic music through the music he makes, plays and releases, and has been patiently waiting on original material from Jamie for the label since ‘Were You Ready For That’ edit on Shake Tapes in 2018.

Kicking off the EP is ‘Roy Layers’ based around a particular chord Roy Ayers used in his music.
Like a rocket climbing through the atmosphere with Roy Ayers behind the wheel, and you are hitching a ride with him through the galaxy. “It’s the perfect example of what it sounds like when we really hit it off during a session. The creative juices start flowing and a track could almost become endless.” - Jamie and Danou P

Bushman Boogie’, is a late night track with a deep sound made for dark and sweaty underground spaces. “I remember searching for animal sounds for this track. It had such a vibe to it with drums that sound like they are disappearing into the jungle at the end. It felt fitting to top it off with some actual sounds from the jungle. I hope it‘ll make people feel extra animalistic when they dance to it” - Danou P

‘Rug Burn’ does exactly what it’s there to make you do “dance your ass off and burn a hole in the rug!” Says Jamie “I always create music from a dancefloor perspective, because that's where I started, on the other side of the booth. I know what's gonna move me emotionally and physically, and so I’m not gonna make anything that's not gonna make me shake my ass!” Danou P - “Jamie always pushes me to be extra funky, to a level where I didn’t even know I had it in me. This is exactly what he did when I laid down the organ on this track”

Jamie and Danou first came together in the studio four years ago when Jamie brought him in to play keys on some of his tracks. Jamie quickly realised the energy between them was too special just to leave it at that, and started nurturing Danou’s talent. A deep brotherly connection was formed in and out of the studio, and it’s what Jamie believes creates the magic that permeates into the music they make, already with an impressive catalog of remixes together for HiFi Sean & Crystal Waters, DC LaRue’s ‘Cathedrals’, and most recently for Defected’s Nigel Lowis 'Brotherly Love’.

HOUSE

Artist Avnu
Title Tough To Love But Worth The Effort
Label Ellum Audio
Cat No ELL077
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Nu Disco]

Track Listing

A1. Surprise!

A2. I Lov U

A3. Proud You're Mine

B1. Still Slinging Jams

B2. Sweat Off My Dome

C1. Bad Karma

C2. Systematic

D1. Wilkie

D2. Tough To Love But Worth The Effort

Description

AVNU (UK) follows up his fantastic recent single on Ellum Audio with a long-awaited and hugely adventurous new album, ‘Tough To Love But Worth The Effort’.

AVNU (UK) is based on the East Coast of Scotland and has been deeply immersed in music for twenty plus years. He has a love of everything from rock, soul and blues to disco, electro, techno, trance and rave. All of that comes out in his innovative sounds, which range from sweat-inducing club tracks to hooky and feel-good grooves. This album finds him working his magic across 15 tracks that bring plenty of fresh perspective to house, electro, synth, techno and pop. They add up to a storytelling record filled with left turns and tracks that work in a range of different contexts.

'Surprise!' opens with a glossy electro beat and shimmering 80s synths that set the tone for the whole record. 'I Love You' brings a French touch influence with plenty of filtered synth loops and crisp drums under a soulful vocal, then 'Supaflake' cuts loose on an old-school funk vibe with nods to early Daft Punk. This most colourful of records plays out through the likes of sombre cosmic techno offering 'Bad Karma,' the longing chords and heavy-hearted electronica of 'Odyssey Jam' feat Mariel Ito and distorted bass of 'Phlegm In The Street' which comes with laser-like synths and menacing vocals.

The future styles continue on 'Yo E, Check This Out' which collides jungle breakbeats with brain-melting sine waves, while 'Wilkie' is a moment to catch your breath amongst bright and shiny synths and deeper drums that suspend you in a celestial sky. 'Proud You’re Mine' is a perfect electro-dance-pop gem that has potential to be a summer festival anthem and the title track closes down with six minutes of enchanting and mystical synth lines and hypnotic drums.

‘Tough To Love But Worth The Effort’ is a spectacularly broad and accomplished album that lives in a world of its own.

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.

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 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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