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TITLES COMING SOON FROM GUIDANCE, NETWORK RECORDS, FREQUENCY UNKNOWN & MANY MORE

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    House / Tech-House

    Techno


    TITLES COMING SOON FROM GUIDANCE, NETWORK RECORDS, FREQUENCY UNKNOWN & MANY MORE

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    ARTISTLarry Quest
    TITLEConun Drums EP
    LABELDelusions Of Grandeur
    CATALOGUE NO.DOG76
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Conun Drums
    2. A2. Red C Mellow D
    3. B1. A Frog Rovin'
    4. B2. Solar Assailer

    It always gives us an extra little buzz to bring you a debut release from a new artist, especially when you know it’s going to be the launch pad for someone that is going to grow to become a heavyweight player. Parisian Larry Quest has been slowly but surely paying his dues, promoting, DJing and generally immersing himself in the underground House Music scenes of Paris and then London after moving to Hackney eight years ago. Growing up playing in punk bands, then studying Jazz at music college has given him the attitude as well as the skillset to create music which is both intensely raw and rugged whilst still being musical and deep. For his debut EP he delivers four drumheavy cuts which bring together elements of Detroit techno and house to form a forward-looking sound which will make an impact wherever you play them.

    Opener Conun Drums packs a serious punch with simple synth line sitting on top of a lo-slung bumpy groove. Perfectly timed synth stabs bring a touch of light to the thumping bass and metallic percussion and already we get a sense that we’re in safe hands with Larry Quest at the controls.

    Red C Mellow D follows, treading similar water with live drums laying the foundation and touches of colour coming from echoing synth lines and an acidic bassline.

    Flip over for the curiously titled A Frog Rovin’, which is about as quirky and off-kilter as the name suggests. The major tonality brings an optimistic vibe which sits in contrast to the thundering saturated 909 drums and speakerwobbling low-end.

    Closing out this brilliant release we have Solar Assailer which plays with our sense of time as drums and filtering stabs dance around the beat completely throwing us off the scent of where the one is. Finally the elements fall into place and lock into the groove which is underpinned by the pulsing throb of the bassline. Larry’s jazz background rears it’s head now and then, coming out in the little flourishes of fusion-era chord sequences and moogy lead lines. What a debut, we hope you agree!


    ARTISTA Separate Reality
    TITLEEverywhere You Look
    LABELOur Starry Universe
    CATALOGUE NO.OSU000
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Balearic
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Everywhere You Look
    2. B. ...You See God (Instrumental)

    The Our Starry Universe label is proud to announce it’s official launch with the debut release by Nick Chacona & Tim Wagner’s A Separate Reality. A hot, hand stamped test press limited to 100 numbered units, is already making the rounds in Ibiza and New York, and this is just the beginning. Expect more Cosmic, Psychedelic and Balearic Jams from A Separate Reality & other artists on the OSU label in the new year.

    ASR is a collaboration of veteran NYC producers Nick Chacona (2020VISION/HECTOWORKS/MOODMUSIC) & Tim Wagner (Amy Douglas, 33HZ, Sunrise Highway). A sonic realization bursting with sunny & distant synth pop sounds. Balearic vibrations felt in your very soul… while wearing sunglasses forever and listening to the dancehall banger playing three blocks away. Optimistic and cynical? Maybe. Claude Monet-beautiful for sure. This is the new age.


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTINTAREALITY
    TITLEINTAZONEZ VOL 2
    LABELFREQUENCIES UNKNOWN
    CATALOGUE NO.FU02
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
    Last copies22/05/2020
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    Genres

  • Detroit
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. ZONE 5
    2. A2. ZONE 6
    3. B1. ZONE 7
    4. B2. ZONE 8

    London's FREQUENCIES UNKNOWN return with 'INTAZONEZ VOL 2', produced once again from label operators INTAREALITY giving another 4 tracker that channels their recent transmissions for 2019.


    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal : Part 1
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT1
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Breezin' - Original Mix
    2. A2 Can't Wait - Original Mix
    3. B1 Bellisimo - Original Mix
    4. B2 The Power - Original Mix
    5. C1 Never Again - Original Mix
    6. C2 Elektribes - Original Mix
    7. D1 Junkle I V3-01
    8. D2 Need Ur Love - Stalagmite Mix

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This, the first of 3 compilations based around his golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings, sees some of Dana's most highly coveted work featured side by side, all together in one place. A celebration of the man's music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTJoaquin Joe Claussell
    TITLEThe Unofficial Edits & Overdubs Vol.2
    LABELSacred Rhythm Music
    CATALOGUE NO.CIRCUIT.T.1778 + CIRCUIT.ER.7
    FORMAT2xCD + 7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Afrobeat
  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. Reel 1 - Track 7 - Debo Toto
    2. Reel 1 - Track 10 - Dance Wala
    3. Reel 1 - Track 11 - Keep to it
    4. Reel 2 - Track 5 - Look up to me
    5. Reel 2 - Track 6 - Joyful tears
    6. Reel 2 - Track 7 - Blade and Razors
    7. Reel 2 - Track 8 - Desi Afro
    8. Reel 2 - Track 10 - Disco Space
    9. Reel 2 - Track 18 - Burned Energy Snip

    Finally coming some time September 2019 will be PT 2 of Joaquin Joe Clausell’s hugely popular Unofficial Edits & Overdubs Series. Released first back in? Living in a time where CD sales are stagnant, to say the least, The Unofficial Edits & Overdubs series continues to defy all odds by exceeding above all expectations and then some. Similar to PT One, both CD’s are Jammed packed with an array of different styles of music. And as usual, host jams that are mostly under the radar; Both CD’s also feature genres touching on everything from Cosmic Jazz, Soul, Funk Punk, Soulful Disco, Psychedelic Rock and more. In keeping true to the concept-all tunes have been tastefully edited with the aim of respecting the original composition.

    Included with package is a very limited 7” vinyl.
    The record will have 2 Jams on it that are not included on the CD
    Closely following will be other limited 7” Vinyl’s.
    Get them while they last.

    And Finally coming in the nearest future will be a 3 X 12inch package that will feature long versions of selected tracks from the CD, as well as cuts that will not be on any of the before mentioned formats.
    Powerful Stuff.

    Thank You for Listening

    Reel One:
    1:Tape Rewind
    2: Planet Zemi
    3: Eyes of Love
    4: Going to Keep
    5: Morning There
    6: Sunday Come
    7: Debo Toto
    8: Trains is a running
    9: By little
    10: Dance Wala
    11: Keep to it
    12: Go I Do

    Reel Two:
    1:Tape Forward
    2: Come with Me
    3: Fault Double
    4: Earth Life
    5: Look Up to Me
    6: Joyful Tears
    7: Blade & Razors
    8: Desi Afro
    9: Note Key
    10: Disco Space
    11: Power Funky
    12: EL
    13: Burned Energy


    ARTISTTanda Tula Choir
    TITLEAdaptations (Inc. Superpitcher / Red Axes / Lax / Esa Remixes)
    LABELAutonomous Africa
    CATALOGUE NO.AA009
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Superpitcher Adaptation
    2. A2. Red Axes Adaptation
    3. AA1. LAPS Adaptation
    4. AA2. Esa Adaptation

    In 2015 Superpitcher was invited to go on a safari in South Africa. He stayed at the breathtaking Tanda Tula camp in Timbavati adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

    Apart from being stunned by the untouched nature of the area, he was also blown away one evening by a performance of the Tanda Tula staff choir. He was so touched by their folk songs and beautiful Shangaan language that he decided to record and produce a CD for them to sell in the camp's shop, free of charge with all proceeds going to the choir members. This recording has since enabled guests from around the world to take the captivating voices of the Tanda Tula Choir home with them.

    Not much later, Superpitcher approached Autonomous Africa with the idea of us putting out a remix EP. It contains four very different but somehow complementary remixes from Superpitcher, LAPS, Red Axes and Esa.

    All profits from this release will be split between Tanda Tula choir and the International Library of African Music. Founded by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey in 1954, ILAM is an an organisation dedicated to the preservation and study of African music.


    ARTISTExtra Credit
    TITLEEmotional Make-Up
    LABELWarm
    CATALOGUE NO.WARM005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Emotional Make-Up
    2. B1. Emotional Make Up (Loods Vocal Mix)
    3. B2. Emotional Make Up (Loods Dub Mix)

    Dance music supergroups are few and far between these days, so a trio of expert dance exponents have formed to redress the balance. Extra Credit is a new project brimming with the expertise and musical chops of Joe Goddard, Marcus Marr and Justin Strauss.

    ‘Emotional Make-Up’, their debut single, lands on Ali Tillet’s Warm imprint, bringing with it the last rays of summer, as they jam out a feel good, end of the night, future house classic!

    Australian hot property, Loods, follows up a well received single for the Classic label, with a remix and dub mix that accelerates the tempo and drops a hooky organ riff over its rolling beats.

    Sensational artwork for the release comes courtesy of Bráulio Amado, the NYC based graphic designer who has produced stunning visuals in the past for artists such as Beck, Róisín Murphy, Frank Ocean and Robyn.

    Between Goddard, Marr and Strauss, over three decades of music has poured from these musical minds, including releases on Strictly Rhythm, Emotive, DFA, Greco-Roman and Domino.


    ARTISTSaint Is
    TITLESomething In Common EP
    LABELSum Over Histories
    CATALOGUE NO.SOH007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/12/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dancing In The Rain feat. Sergi Yaro
    2. A2. Indana
    3. B1. Something In Common feat. Juan Hansen
    4. B2. The Phact

    As DJs Frankey & Sandrino are used to scour platforms or infinite emails/ messages through music that fits their sets and fulfills the duo's musical demands. A recurring task the both benefit from when it comes to finding new music and artists for their label Sum Over Histories. For the label's third installment of this year Sandrino and Frankey have digged up newly founded duo Saint Is, who deliver an eclectic four-tracker called “Something In Common“ that draws on and pursues the musical history of the past six releases.


    ARTISTShaun Reeves
    TITLESymbols EP
    LABELVisionquest
    CATALOGUE NO.VQ080
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Louden
    2. A2. Phantasm
    3. B1. Man And His Symbols
    4. B2. Late Night In The Cut

    Shaun Reeves needs no introduction but here it is anyways:

    As a co-founder of Visionquest with his compadres Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss and Sex Trothler, he has been a constant driving force in electronic music from Detroit to Berlin and all over the world. He's played everywhere you've ever had a good time and released great music on all of your favorite labels.

    The EP begins with "Louden", a subtle nod to a Matthew Modine acting role in the mid 1980’s . Like Modine's performance, Louden sneaks up on ya like you just walked out of the Hahn with a full belly and a plan for the night. Kick bangin', this is the time to go out. Un-earthly dubby sounds rise and fall as we drop into that classic step. from here on out it's hypnosis as distant chords pull at each other to give you a nice digestiv. it's obviously time to have fun.

    Cue "Phantasm", if you didn't know you were here, well, now u do! this is the place to be, drums are crispy, toms are echo'ing around and let's just rinse it with a 909 hat. arp's are abound to keep everything psychedelic while the driving drums push it forward. make no mistake, you won't get lost in some folderol melody, this track pushes as a unit and delivers dividends.

    On "Man And His Symbols", whether we're talking zildgian's or zoroastrianism the symbolism here is clear. cymbals splash around like mystics when a narrator takes us where we need to be. tough bass and a sprinkle of hi end synth pump the track along and when you reach the end you wish there was another round.

    "Late Night In The Cut" is just that. you already know. but if you don't! the breakdown takes a deep dive in the ocean and pops back up with a nice synth twang. The title says it all really.


    ARTISTAlps 2
    TITLEArron’s Here
    LABELSelby Soul
    CATALOGUE NO.SSR001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Down Tempo
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Remember To Feel Something
    2. A2. Thank Yous
    3. B1. Arron's Here
    4. B2. I Wonder

    Inaugural release on Manchester’s latest electronic label Selby Soul. This debut 4-track EP from Alps 2 is a baptism of liquid grooves, cathartic progressions and spaced out synthetic rapture. Purifying the more melancholic elements of artists like MssingNo, Kieren Hebden, Baba Stiltz and Burial into crystalline sugar. A much needed temperate tonic to assuage the oncoming winter.


    ARTISTTrading Places
    TITLESubmission (Inc. Moscoman Remix)
    LABELThrone Of Blood
    CATALOGUE NO.TOB058
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Submission feat. The Golden Filter
    2. A2. Submission (Moscoman Remix)
    3. B1. Elevated
    4. B2. Trading Places

    Trading Places is what happens when three talented producers from different parts of the globe come together in Throne of Blood’s Brooklyn studio. Long time friends Moscoman (Disco Halal), Max Pask (Throne of Blood/Crodwspacer/DeeWee) and NYC legend Justin Strauss have built upon years of hanging out in New York and Berlin to form a loose, improvisational partnership. Recorded whenever Moscoman found himself in NYC and supplemented by sessions from frequent collaborators Strauss and Pask, Trading Places transforms a handful of days jamming together into one of Throne of Blood’s finest releases. It’s also the label’s first formal collaboration with Disco Halal, a one-off partnership similar to previous releases with Monty Luke’s Black Catalogue and Adam Marshall’s New Kanada.

    Opening the EP, the haunting and percussive “Submission” features vocals from The Golden Filter and is backed by a special Moscoman remix.

    “Elevated” takes a turn for the cosmic with its feet planted firmly in the club, and the EP closes with the epic slow burner, “Trading Places.

    Photography and Design by Nuphar Blechner


    ARTISTJoseph Edmund
    TITLEDreams To Reality
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC143
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Norrr
    2. B. Fuego

    Fast rising Manchester talent Joseph Edmund presents the scintillating Dreams to Reality, his debut release on Hot Creations following his well-received The Pressure EP on sister label Hottrax.

    Norrr kicks off with a chunky, addictive house beat, as playful vocals are injected before the introduction of a whirring bassline. The foot is then taken off the gas as the track breathes, before being hurled back into a peak time cut. On Fuego, zippy electronics combine with sirens, whistles and vocal loops, in a piece that is both charming and devious when these elements become tightly fused.

    Joseph Edmund is an underground house and techno DJ/Producer from the musical city of Manchester. After starting to DJ at the age of 19, he began playing at Manchester’s best venues including Gorilla and Sankeys. Quickly turning his hand to production, he became immersed in the studio, spending countless hours learning his craft and developing his sound. His early releases have already been supported by Steve Lawler, Solardo, Patrick Topping, Mark Jenkyns, Nathan Borato, Jey Kurmis and Latmun. The pinnacle came when his music reached the attention of Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones, who swiftly signed a three track EP to his Hottrax label. Joseph has also received regular support on BBC Radio 1 from Monki and Danny Howard.


    ARTISTRich NxT
    TITLESuburban Skool EP (Inc. East End Dubs Remix)
    LABELFUSE
    CATALOGUE NO.FUSE040
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Suburban Skool
    2. B1. Rex Press
    3. B2. Rex Press (East End Dubs Remix)

    Rich NxT heads to FUSE to deliver his ‘Suburban Skool’ EP this November, backed by fellow London favourite East End Dubs on remix duties.

    An artist that has remained a central part of the London electronic music scene for over a decade, FUSE residentand NxT records boss Rich NxT is an artist that embodies the sound of the city’s evolution throughout the years, taking influences from all pockets of the scene - from drum’n‘bass and jungle through to the minimal and tech house sounds that later took hold of the blossoming after-hours circuit. Having touched down on the label earlier this year alongside East End Dubs as the pairing released the impressive ‘The Four Slip’ EP, whilst also recently providing two collaborative cuts on label boss Siragusa’s latest ‘A Decade Of Rave’ LP project, November sees Rich return to home turf to deliver his second solo EP on the label of the year, with Eastenderz head East End Dubs also returning to provide an energy-fueled remix on the flip.

    Opening proceedings, title track ‘Suburban Skool’ offers up a trademark slice of rolling house music as slick percussion arrangements meet bumping bass stabs and scintillating electronic melodies swirl around old school rave samples, whilst the slinking ‘Rex Press’ keeps the energy high as echoed vocals ebb and flow amongst bright lead lines, crisp drum licks, intriguing breakdowns and builds throughout. Shaping up the package, East End Dubs steps up to offer up a dynamic interpretation of ‘Rex Press’, utilising punchy kicks alongside soaring synth lines and driving snare rolls to impressive effect.


    ARTISTLouie Vega & The Martinez Brothers with Marc E. Bassy
    TITLELet It Go
    LABELCuttin' Headz
    CATALOGUE NO.CH026
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Let It Go (Main)
    2. A2 Let It Go (Instrumental)
    3. B1 Let It Go (TMBLV Dub)
    4. B2 Let It Go (TMBLV Dub Instrumental)

    New York dance music royalty Louie Vega and The Martinez Brothers have joined forces on new single ‘Let It Go’, out 15th November via Cuttin’ Headz.

    First featuring on The Martinez Brothers’ recent fabric presents mix, ‘Let It Go’ is a gloriously stripped-back dose of New York house. It features the nonchalant yet hypnotic vocals of San Francisco-born singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy, who delivers a catchy hook that underpins the track. The record’s artwork has also been crafted by NYC graffiti legend Lee Quiñones, with its vintage style harking back to the golden era of the city’s music scene.

    “We had been trying to get our schedules together so we can work and it finally came to fruition. Once we were in the studio we just gelled and complemented each other. Last winter in New York City during the holiday season we came up with some hot tracks, one was the music to ‘Let It Go,’” Vega explains.

    “The Martinez Brothers were then in Los Angeles doing some recording sessions and they met up with Marc E. Bassy. Once they gave Marc the mic in the studio he just came with this super hot song on our track. I received the vocal stems, then myself and TMB got together and did some arranging on the vocals and this masterpiece was born!”

    One half of legendary house duo Masters at Work alongside Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, Louie Vega has previously collaborated with everyone from Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan and Janet Jackson to Will Smith, Jamiroquai and Madonna. ‘Let It Go’ marks the second time he’s released a track with The Martinez Brothers, following last year’s single ‘Shut The Door’.

    Previously citing Vega as a primary influence during their formative years, The Martinez Brothers were touring the world with the likes of him, Dennis Ferrer and Erick Morillo before they had even finished high school. In the years since the bros have become one of the hottest double acts in dance music, again making Ibiza their launch pad this summer and throwing Cuttin’ Headz parties on the White Isle for the first time.

    With two generations of New York’s vibrant dance music scene joining forces on ‘Let It Go’, it’s little wonder the results are so slick.


    ARTISTTerr
    TITLEEnergy Sync
    LABELPhantasy Sound
    CATALOGUE NO.PH94
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electro
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Energy Sync (Club Mix)
    2. B1. Energy Sync
    3. B2. Energy Sync (Accapella)

    Returning for her second release on Phantasy, Terr captures further dancefloor magic on the blistering ‘Energy Sync’.

    Following the success of ‘Tale of Devotion’, the Brazilian-born, Berlin-based producer continues to distill her exquisite instincts into an irresistible single that blends electro and disco influences with flawless song writing.

    Built around a heartfelt and vulnerable refrain, the ‘Club Mix’ takes just seconds to explode into a wide-eyed anthem in waiting, maintaining pure ecstasy and cascading energy until it’s final, sensual modulation. On the contrary, Terr transforms the track into a wistful, weightless electro-pop moment for the ‘Original Mix’, building a slower if no less celebratory groove around her own vocals, which also feature as an acapella.


    ARTISTArchie Hamilton feat. Onallee
    TITLEEye Of The Storm (Inc. Radio Slave / Bushwacka! Remixes)
    LABELMoscow Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.MOSCOW031
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Eye Of The Storm (Radio Slave Remix)
    2. B1. Eye Of The Storm (Archie Hamilton VIP Mix)
    3. B2. Eye Of The Storm (Bushwacka! Remix)

    Radio Slave and Bushwacka! remix ‘Eye Of The Storm’ featuring vocalist and
    drum ’n bass royalty Onallee, with label boss Archie Hamilton serving up a fresh VIP mix.

    Taken from Hamilton’s debut album ‘Archive Fiction’, which dropped earlier this year on Moscow Records, ‘Eye Of The Storm’ featuring Reprazent artist Onallee, gets the remix treatment from two renowned producers with a reimagined garage inspired mix from the boss himself. Two acclaimed British artists, Rekids boss and esteemed remixer Radio Slave leads the release with Hamilton’s VIP mix alongside Olmeto and Plank Records owner and artist Bushwacka!

    Radio Slave’s remix of ‘Eye Of The Storm feat. Onallee’ opens with a thundering kick, haunting effects, rolling vox-cuts and rattling hats with an ecstasy inducing breakdown. Archie Hamilton’s VIP mix then goes down a classic bubbling bassline route, featuring crunchy cymbals and phasing synths when Bushwacka! then goes on to close the release with break styled drum programming, rumbling toms, zapping flute like samples and jungle shakers on his remix.


    Techno

    ARTISTNexus 21
    TITLEThe Rhythm Of Life
    LABELNetwork Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NEXUS21-1
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/12/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 (Still) Life Keeps Moving
    2. A2 Bass Inclusion
    3. A3 Techno City
    4. B1 Girls
    5. B2 Music
    6. B3 Real Love
    7. C1 Logical Progression
    8. C2 Can You Feel The Beat
    9. D1 Detroit B Boy
    10. D2 Techno Symphony

    Nexus 21's 1989 classic 'The Rhythm Of Life' LP is approaching it's 30th anniversary.

    For the uninitiated the LP is a perfect synthesis of UK rawness and motor-city funk, b-boy nous and sunrise soaked acid euphoria. Nexus 21's sole LP 'The Rhythm Of Life' is considered a classic for many reasons. Originally released in 1989 on the influential Blue Chip record label, and then purchased by Network when they signed Nexus 21 for (what became iconic) future recordings, the record span all of the above influences and styles into a unique rugged sonic tapestry that caused a sensation with DJ's and dancers on it's release, and for the subsequent 3 decades to follow.

    Messrs Mark Archer and Chris Peat created an album that bore a handful of club classics, on both sides of the Atlantic. Their association with Detroit, and particularly Derrick May and Transmat, saw them go to the techno mecca to record some later material that will also be reissued in the wake of this 3 decade celebration of all things Nexus 21. 'The Rhythm Of Life' is easily one of the UK's most influential techno records, it's style, sound and attitude has reverberated through dance music across the years and this timely reissue will undoubtedly excite the old-school heads and the new-school appreciators of the real deal techno sound in all it's glorious forms.

    Now, this incredible album has been repressed and remastered, and spread across 2 high quality slabs of vinyl by Above Board distribution. This essential reissue has been made with the full involvement of Mark Archer and the legendary Network Records with all tracks being sourced from the Nexus 21 DAT archive for maximum sonic playback quality. A true classic, in a new format, not to be missed.


    ARTISTThomaas Banks
    TITLENecare Disko EP
    LABELSinahti
    CATALOGUE NO.SINAHTI001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Necare Diskō
    2. B. Vital Claret
    3. C. Necare Diskō (TYVYT-IYTYI Remix)
    4. D. Necare Diskō (Hymns Remix)

    NecareDiskoEP is the debut original release from, Thomaas Banks and also the first release on his own imprint, Sinahti.

    The 4 track EP delves into his love for EBM & the slower side of Techno. NecareDisko rocks with low slung future vibes. Gnarly metallic synths and apocalyptic Vatican orchestration meld with a rolling beat to provide a sleek burner with plenty of grind and glimmer.

    VitalClaret ups the tempo with a rousing trip to the chasm edge. Ring modulated arpeggiated leads clash with insistent embers of modular rebellion.

    A background hum rises throughout to reach a punishing crescendo. TYVYT-IYTYIon the first remix of the EP’s title track and he pushes the swamp funk button for a syncopated noise workout, with a hot as hell detuned noir melody around the halfway mark. Magma!

    The EP closes with a loose open electro remix of Necare Disko from Hymns. Open and lighter than the rest of the EP, nevertheless it still has a taut, Germanic vibe with distorted bass funk dueling
    hard towards the end.


    ARTISTCucumb45
    TITLESlother EP1
    LABELBbbbbb
    CATALOGUE NO.BBB014
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. IIIiiiIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiIIIIIIIiiiiiiiIIIIIiiiiiiii
    2. A2. OpxThermin
    3. A3. Get slothered 6even2
    4. B1. Rathakrem
    5. B2. Crying Indian and Laser Horse

    OiOiOiOIAiAiAiIAiÆÆÆÆÆÆIIIIII!!!! The new Cucum45 EP dares to speed off from the endpoint of the two previous outputs Something Weirdcore and Cyclops í poka and off the edge of the record at 1000km/h. With a hardcore opening track titled “IIIiiiIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiIIIIIIIiiiiiiiIIIIIiiiiiiiiIIIIIIIiiiiiii” (I added several more I’s in there for dramatic effect) that clocks with everything it needs to say at under 2 minutes, it’s safe to say that Cucumb45 aka Bjarki in this EP is WIDE AWAKE, YES!

    Take “OpxThermin” – it’s straight up full-bore hardcore cartoon-pyrotechnics in overload, skipping and skedaddling over the turntables. Flipping out in a wild cocktail rush of hardcore ruffidge and smudged breaks that’s all smacked out on sugar frosted meth, listeners are gonna need some surgery to remove the smiley gurns from their faces. “Get Slothered 6even2” effectively can’t keep still as a track. From the collapsing rhythms and the pinging sound effects, it then decides what’s needed is a little bit of hip-hop flow in the background. Many hardcore rave re-treads (sorry, “deconstructed rave music”) often forget what this track seems to do at ease, and that is get you goddamn moving.

    "Rathakrem" might have glitchy ambient Nintendo 90s vibe checks, but it is VERY un-chill. Stressed out hard drives grind to dust and distressed sounds of arcade dynamics mean that what you hear is the sound of Mario bricking it through all those haunted castle sections. Ironically the last track, “Crying Indian and Laser Horse” is the EP chill out tune, aiming instead for a nice, soothing, bottoms out disco-fister oompa-loompa warehouse techno track with auto-tuned cats, gunfire, orgasms, and
    horses. A fine soundtrack for the morning commute!


    ARTISTEx-Terrestrial
    TITLEGamma Infolded
    LABELNaff
    CATALOGUE NO.NAFF007
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/01/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Down Tempo
  • Electro
  • Experimental
  • House
  • IDM
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Current Location
    2. A2. Guardian Angel
    3. A3. Awaken, Arise
    4. B1. Skip Ad
    5. B2. Gguunngg
    6. B3. Bored Of Canada
    7. C1. Gamma Infolded
    8. C2. The Feeling Is Mutable
    9. C3. Scatterbrainn
    10. D1. Travel Safe
    11. D2. Trails

    Written in Toronto and Montreal between 2017-2018, this debut LP from ex-terrestrial is in part the residue of long drives through Belgian countryside listening to shadow music. Gamma Infolded is a reflection of the fractured self, a culmination of distractions erected into intricate edifices. Dense foundations of dissonance support quirky, smile-inducing melodies in curious and odd states of being. All that can break is broken and all that is amplified is nullified.


    ARTISTAlex Jann
    TITLEFuture Funk EP
    LABELDMK
    CATALOGUE NO.DMK006
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Future Funk
    2. A2. Robotic Prayer
    3. B1. The Return
    4. B2. Liberation Of Mass

    Vinyl only imprint DMK (sub-label of Dogmatik Records) returns this November with the ‘Future Funk’ EP from Alex Jann.

    Alex Jann’s material has amassed a wide array of supporters over the years, from Solid Blake and Alienata to Dave Clarke, Afrodeutsche and Posthuman his strictly hardware and modular synth workouts perfectly weave emotional synthesis with raw, gritty aesthetics. He’s released several EP’s over the years on labels such as his own Censor imprint with remixes of his work by such artists as Marco Bernardi & Animistic Beliefs, multiple EP’s with Clive Henry and shared label space on Rhythm Cult alongside Deadbeat, Barem, & Aquarius Heaven.

    Title-cut ‘Future Funk’ leads with crunchy 808 style bumpy drums, tension building strings and squelchy acid licks at its core, while ethereal pad swells and wandering sub bass tones wander within the groove. ‘Robotic Prayer’ follows next, with shuffled percussion, soft atmospherics and a choppy bass line smoothly carried across five and a half minutes all subtly nuanced throughout.

    Opening the flip side is ‘The Return’ which employs robust drums and murky synth flutters alongside cinematic string melodies before ‘Liberation Of Mass’ rounds out the release, fusing a broken rhythm and intricately programmed oscillating synth effects to create a hypnotic end to the EP.


    ARTISTJon Hester
    TITLEMomentum EP
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.RSPX18
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Accelerator
    2. A2. Beatwave
    3. B1. Zoned
    4. B2. Part 4

    Renowned techno artist Jon Hester returns to Rekids Special Projects with a thundering fourtrack release, aptly entitled ‘Momentum’.

    Since his previous Rekids appearance, the Berlin-based Minneapolitan has continued delivering a steady stream of club ready cuts on labels like Transmat, LET and Deeply Rooted. Following a busy summer playing at the likes of Rex Club, Tresor and Hï Ibiza, Hester now returns to Radio Slave’s Rekids Special Projects techno imprint in fine form.

    ‘Accelerator’ opens with solid, overdriven kicks, deep chords, electrifying synth patterns and saturated claps followed by ‘Beatwave’ which features rhythm-led vocal sampling, upbeat Arp stabs and sparking cymbals. On the flip, ‘Zoned’ thunders with low-end frequencies, emphasised by a flying groove with snappy hats, subtle claves and white noise hits when to finalise ‘Part 4’ bounces with distant congas and tribal percussion, tight hi-hats, floating pads and a punchy kick.


    ARTISTShlomi Aber
    TITLEZohar EP
    LABELRedimension
    CATALOGUE NO.REDIMENSION008
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Zohar
    2. A2. Tora
    3. B1. Woodhill Grove
    4. B2. Going Distance

    Be As One boss Shlomi Aber’s latest driving four track release lands on Joseph Capriati’s Redimension imprint.

    The Barcelona-based Israeli artist has refined his ability to deliver sub thumping releases for more than a decade. With previous appearances on Bpitch and Figure, Aber aligns perfectly with Redimension’s roster which features the likes of Fur Coat, Anthony Parasole, Adam Beyer and label head himself, Joseph Capriati.

    ‘Zohar’ opens with cantering chords, solid analogue kicks and splashing cymbals before ‘Tora’ then follows with down pitched keys, tight rides, a rattling synth line and subtle risers. On the flip ‘Woodhill Grove’ bubbles with a dark arpeggiated lead, slicing percussion and crackling distortion noise when ‘Going Distance’ then closes with echoed stabs, zapping electronic hits, swung drums and hissing hats.-hats, floating pads and a punchy kick.


    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLESelected EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Selected
    2. A2. Form
    3. B1. Time
    4. B2. Amar

    For the upcoming release on KNTXT, label boss Charlotte de Witte announces a dual EP release.
    “The Selected EP and Pressure EP, to me, are the perfect reflection of the music I have been playing over the years.” says Charlotte de Witte. “On the Selected EP people will find the straightforward Techno sound with the Acid twist, that I love to bring to the floor when I’m touring.”
“It’s counterpart, the Pressure Ep, is an extension of the mixes that I assemble for my BBC Residency. A more ambient approach, that’s rougher around the edges.”
    “Both releases can be seen as an ode to the techno I love and cherish.” concludes de Witte.
    On the subject of the dual release Charlotte says “For me this duality is essential to explore my interests both as a producer and DJ. Therefore it also made sense to me to release them simultaneously, as we also combine our label releases with events and our weekly radio show.”


    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLEPressure EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Pressure
    2. A2. Meridians (Vocal Mix)
    3. B1. Meridians (Dub Mix)
    4. B2. Pattern

    For the upcoming release on KNTXT, label boss Charlotte de Witte announces a dual EP release.
    “The Selected EP and Pressure EP, to me, are the perfect reflection of the music I have been playing over the years.” says Charlotte de Witte. “On the Selected EP people will find the straightforward Techno sound with the Acid twist, that I love to bring to the floor when I’m touring.”
“It’s counterpart, the Pressure Ep, is an extension of the mixes that I assemble for my BBC Residency. A more ambient approach, that’s rougher around the edges.”
    “Both releases can be seen as an ode to the techno I love and cherish.” concludes de Witte.
    On the subject of the dual release Charlotte says “For me this duality is essential to explore my interests both as a producer and DJ. Therefore it also made sense to me to release them simultaneously, as we also combine our label releases with events and our weekly radio show.”


    ARTISTVarious Artists
    TITLER&S presents: More Time Records Vol 1
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1917
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/12/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Bryte - Ice Cream
    2. A2. Ahadadream - Melty
    3. B1. Bala Bala Boyz - Sieta
    4. B2. SNØW - Bleep Test

    R&S Records team up with London-based label More Time Records for a four track compilation repping their signature sound of forward-thinking, percussion-driven dance music.

    More Time is headed up by DJ/producers SNØW and Ahadadream, their releases reflect an international vision; marrying the sounds of Ghana, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, The DRC and South Africa with a rugged UK edge that harmoniously circles bass, afrobeats, UK funky, grime and techno.

    SNØW and Ahadadream both deliver club ready instrumentals that draw on their love of UK Funky, GQOM, Kuduro and Afrobeats. Bryte is one of the most exciting voices coming out of Ghana, his track 'Ice Cream' set's the tone for the EP. Produced by regular partner-in-crime, Mina and previous collaborator Tarquin (both from London) - it really summarises the cross contamination of sounds which More Time is a hub for.

    Bala Bala Boyz are a group of rappers from London of Congolese descent. 'Sieta' notches up the tempo on a 808 heavy power soca riddim from Trinidad via Bristol production duo Jus Now (SNØW, Keshav Singh)

    Since R&S relaunched it's supported new UK artists from its London base. More Time Records and the wider global percussive club music scene are releasing some of the freshest dance music in London so we're excited to showcase this sound on Volume 1 of this new collaboration.

    More Time say of the collaboration:
    "We're gassed to be joining forces with and learn from such a seminal label which we've been fans of for a long time. We really appreciate the love they have shown our movement and are really excited for their fans to discover the artists and sounds that we are so passionate about"