TITLES COMING SOON FROM ABOVE BOARD

RELEASES FROM SUBURBAN BASE, CROSSTOWN REBELS & AMORE!

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Hi All,

Please note – We have no releases in our schedule for the 5th August as our warehouse staff are on their annual summer break. We’ll be shipping from normal W/C 8th August.

Thanks,

AB x

HOUSE

AMÉMÉ

Drum Beat (Incl. Joeski Remix)

Crosstown Rebels

CRM275

12"

£6.99


JUNGLE / DNB

Cool Hand Flex

De Underground (Picture Disc)

Suburban Base Records

SUBBASE101

12"

£9.99 NO DISCOUNTS

DJ Dextrous AKA King Of The Jungle

Charged (Picture Disc)

Suburban Base Records

SUBBASE94

12"

£9.99 NO DISCOUNTS


INDIE / ELECTRONICA

A Mountain Of One

Custards Last Stand (Dennis Bovell Remix)

Amore

AMORE002

10"

£14.99 NO DISCOUNTS

A Mountain of One

Soft Landing

Amore

AMORE006

7"

£6.99 NO DISCOUNTS


ICYMI

Central Fire

This Is A Shout Going Out

Mint Condition

MC054

12"

£6.99

Mission Control

Outta Limits

Deep South Recordings

DSR002BLACK

12"

£6.99

Hermanez

Remedio

All Day I Dream

ADID081

12"

£7.99

Hiver

Wave Sliding

Gudu Records

GUDU011

12"

£7.99

Voodoos & Taboos

Tropical Love

CWPT

CWPT004

12"

£6.99

Psychedelic Research Lab

Tarenah

Midnight Drive

DRIVE008

12"

£6.49




Releases in detail:

HOUSE

Artist AMÉMÉ
Title Drum Beat (Incl. Joeski Remix)
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRM275
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 12/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Afro House] [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A. Loca

B1. Drum Beat

B2. Drum Beat (Joeski Remix)

Description

One Tribe label-owner AMÉMÉ makes his debut production appearance on Crosstown Rebels next month with the three-track Drum Beat. The EP includes a remix by longstanding US house veteran Joeski, marking a major career achievement for the Benin-born talent.

The Latin influence is experienced right from the word go on Loca, as Saharan-esque elements build alongside resonant hats and playful, Spanish-like vocals. Tribal percussion drifts in and out alongside, whilst whirring key solos feature subtly throughout. Drum Beat comes next, manifesting as a welcome slice of contemporary Afro-house that’s packed full of raw instrumentals and authentic lyrical samples, before Joeski’s remix brings things to an up-tempo, club-ready close.

Specialising in Afro-leaning electronic music, AMÉMÉ has marked himself as one of the continent’s breakthrough talents in recent years. Head of One Tribe, his productions have been supported by the pioneering figure of Black Coffee since 2019, whilst his appearances on Watergate Records, Blond:Ish’s Abracadabra imprint and the mighty MoBlack Records have been equally well-received, firmly establishing his presence as one of modern dance music’s rising stars.

Joeski’s trajectory can be traced back to 1991, when he burst onto the NYC house scene as a founding member of The Chocolate Factory DJ collective. Since then, the US veteran has garnered a worldwide following thanks to his Maya label, which was first incepted in 2001, as well his keen ear for production that has seen him release on Crosstown Rebels, Relief and a myriad of other heavyweight imprints in recent years.

JUNGLE / DNB

Artist Cool Hand Flex
Title De Underground (Picture Disc)
Label Suburban Base Records
Cat No SUBBASE101
Format 12"
Price £9.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Drum & Bass] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. The Bass

A2. Let The Music

B1. Ralph

B2. Jungle

Description

Cool Hand Flex was an original Suburban Base artist since 1993 and published with Subbase Music ever since, with influential releases on both Subbase and his own labels run together with his brothers out of De Underground Records Store in London’s East End.

Such was its influence on the evolution of Jungle and DnB, introducing to the world the talent that is DJ Randall and releasing seminal works such as We Are i.e. that the location of that store now carries a heritage plaque. Flex now brings you De Underground EP as an incredible collectible picture disc, carrying the iconic first-generation logo, it is a must have for all vinyl collectors and those that love and respect the origins of this music.

This is much more than a piece of memorabilia though, with 4 slamming tracks to trouble your speaker system. Starting off with two brand new slices of Flex awesomeness on the Future Flex side – ‘The Bass’ and ‘Let The Music’ distinctively Cool Hand Flex production with deep subs and crashing breaks which still seem to roll into smooth yet hard DnB.

Then on De Underground side you find two highly collectible tracks ‘Ralph’ and ‘Jungle’, that have never received a repress since their initial pressing run back in 1993 despite being in high demand. Expertly remastered and sounding as fresh as ever all packaged on a beautiful 12” vinyl picture disc.

Once again this is an extremely limited pressing & we can only advise you to grab them now before they disappear. Buy now and treasure forever!!

JUNGLE / DNB

Artist DJ Dextrous AKA King Of The Jungle
Title Charged (Picture Disc)
Label Suburban Base Records
Cat No SUBBASE94
Format 12"
Price £9.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Drum & Bass] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. Charged (Serial Killaz Remix 2022)

A2. Charged (AKAS Remix 2022)

B1. Charged (Dextrous Personal VIP Dubplate)

B2. Charged (Original 94' Remaster)

Description

When you talk about the origins of jungle music, DJ Dextrous is most definitely cited as a name that helped define the genre. His tracks were always on heavy rotation on the mighty Kool FM and every Jungle/DnB radio station across the country. Dextrous VIP dubplate specials were weapons in the record bags of Micky Finn, DJ Ron, Kenny Ken and his old mate from school DJ Hype!

The 1994 Jungle anthem Charged was released on the ground-breaking Suburban Base Records imprint as part of a ‘King Of The Jungle’ Trilogy. Now updated for 2022 Charged gets a couple of fresh licks from two modern day jungle specialists, backed up with original and VIP exclusive versions, all packaged on a beautiful 12” vinyl picture disc.

First up are the mighty Serial Killaz who’ve taken the original track and applied their trademark, award winning sound which has seen them releasing on Congo Natty, Philly Blunt, Souped Up and their own self-titled Serial Killaz label.

Next up is AKAS who’s recent Old Skool New Skool track on DeVice spend almost 3 months in the Beatport Top 10!! AKAS keeps things jungle for his Charged remix but tweaks the elements and pushes the genre to have the maximum impact on any dancefloor across clubs or festivals.

On the flip is an original unreleased VIP dubplate version, sourced from the archives or Da Kings Of The Jungle studio DAT recordings, which DJ Dextrous was playing in his sets exclusively.
Finally we have the classic original mix of Charged which has been beautifully remastered from the original source recording to make this picture disc release sound as good as it possibly can.
This is an extremely limited pressing & will never be re-issued so we’d advise jungle aficionados, both new & old, to buy on sight!!

INDIE / ELECTRONICA

Artist A Mountain Of One
Title Custards Last Stand (Dennis Bovell Remix)
Label Amore
Cat No AMORE002
Format 10"
Price £14.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 19/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Dub] [Electronica]

Track Listing

A. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Version)

AA. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Vocal Version)

Description

ElectronicaA Mountain Of One are set to return to the musical landscape with their brand new track “Custard’s Last Stand”, released 6th August through their new label AMORE via Above Board distribution. It is the first new piece of music the band have released in over a decade.

”Custard’s Last Stand” shows the band, made up of musical soulmates Mo Morris and Zeben Jameson, have lost nothing in the past decade. Recorded over Skype during the coronavirus pandemic, with Mo now in Bali and Zeben in west London, it is a shimmering, modern classic, experimental but accessible, melodic and adventurous. As ever, it is utterly unique, made in a musical universe all of their own.

“Custard’s Last Stand” EP is out 27th August, and will come with an incredible Dub Versions from dub pioneer Dennis Bovell MBE, as well as another new track “Stars, Planets, Dust, Me”. He has also provided a rare vocal performance.

The forthcoming album will be released this autumn. The whole project has been mastered then remixed for a forthcoming album by the legendary Ricardo Villalobos.

When A Mountain Of One AMO1first started performing, they quickly became one of the most-acclaimed bands out there, with the likes of i-D, Sunday Times Culture, Pitchfork, NME and more raving about them and their inspired and original approach, led by Mo and Zeben’s almost telepathic understanding.

Sold-out shows and awesome reviews followed with “Collected Works” and “Institute of Joy”, two phenomenal records that have stood the test of time, criss-crossing Balearic, folk, jazz, dance, rock and psychedelia.

A Mountain Of One have collaborated to create a coming together of music and virtual reality. With NYX VX, the band have developed a virtual world, one that will help provide inspired opportunities for artists looking to identify, connect and engage with audiences on multiple levels. This is the first stage of a new world that people will be building out and inhabiting, as venue for performances, home for musical and visual archives, space for play and exploration. Welcome to 'Stars, Planets, Dust, Me'.

Watch the teaser, soundtracked by new single “Custard’s Last Stand” HERE

The band also supplied the music for the stunning short film from acclaimed director Daniel Lindegren, filmed in London over lockdown. Check that out HERE

INDIE / ELECTRONICA

Artist A Mountain of One
Title Soft Landing
Label Amore
Cat No AMORE006
Format 7"
Price £6.99 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 19/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronica] [Indie]

Track Listing

A. Soft Landing (7 Vocal Version)

B. Soft Landing (Instrumental)

Description

The latest single from the album "Stars Planets Dust Me". Featuring vocal and instrumental versions.

ICYMI

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

Track Listing

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

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

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

ICYMI

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

Track Listing

A. Outta Limits

B. Outta Limits (Frog Mix)

Description

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

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

Buy on sight!

ICYMI

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

Track Listing

A1. Alavanca

A2. Tale Of The Unexpected

B1. Areia

B2. Wutaf

Description

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

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

ICYMI

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.

ICYMI

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.

ICYMI

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.