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TITLES COMING SOON FROM VEGA RECORDS, LOCUS, AXE ON WAX & MANY MORE

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    Hip-Hop

    House / Tech-House

    Techno / Electro

    Jungle / Breakbeat


    TITLES COMING SOON FROM VEGA RECORDS, LOCUS, AXE ON WAX & MANY MORE

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    ARTISTChaka Khan
    TITLEI'm Every Woman / Clouds (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)
    LABELLe Edits
    CATALOGUE NO.DFP005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE26/06/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A. I'm Every Woman (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
    2. Chaka Khan - Clouds (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)

    French Disco maestro Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint returns for it's fifth special release, bringing you only the finest and most beautifully executed lovingly reworked classics from the four corners of the discotheque dance-floor. Hot on the heels of the last handful of releases (all now highly sought after and collectible, of course!) Dimitri is back once more and he's proving that 'quality over quantity' is what really counts in today's musical landscape. When you buy a Le Edits release, you know you are holding something très magnifique in your hands!

    Le Edits No.5 sees the ultimate disco DIVA step into the picture, a truly inspirational and legendary vocalist whose name is known across the musical galaxy - Chaka Khan! Any self-respecting fan of Soul, Funk, Disco and beyond will undoubtedly have a few of her records in their collection, but not any like this one. Two all-time classics penned by Disco legends Ashford & SImpson, get the DFP touch this time around with the evergreen and world-conquering dancefloor anthem 'I'm Every Woman' taking up the A-side of this release. As ever, this huge track gets a new lease of life in true Le Edits fashion, respectfully reworked and rearranged from the master tapes - you've never heard it like this before! On the flip, Dim treats us to a more underground, rare slice of Chaka with the epic stylings of the mighty 'Clouds'. A true cult classic that is a bonafide Paradise Garage anthem and easily one of the most dramatic Disco cuts ever. We get to hear the incredible arrangements and strings refreshed, while Chaka soars over what is one of the diamonds of her extensive catalogue. Incroyable!

    If you've been following the label you will know that only the finest Disco reworks are released on Le Edits. Extra-special versions of classics and rarer than rare tracks, all lovingly re-touched and mixed from the reels and master tapes each time, fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. 100% official and essential. This is no 'under the counter' operation, Le Edit is here to bring back some quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. No re-press guaranteed. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost.

    Early DJ support from Dimitri From Paris, FK and Gilles Peterson.


    Hip-Hop

    ARTISTAndrés
    TITLEAllegria de Vino Vol. 1
    LABELMotorCity Wine Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.MCWR006
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Allegria de Vino
    2. A2. Bordeaux Pt. 1
    3. B. Gamay All Day

    Andrés (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andrés flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit’s east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7” jacket.


    ARTISTAndrés
    TITLEAllegria de Vino Vol. 2
    LABELMotorCity Wine Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.MCWR007
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sangiovese Sonata
    2. A2. Night Harvest
    3. B. Rock Juice

    Andrés (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andrés flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit’s east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7” jacket.


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTElements of Life
    TITLEElements of Life
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR192
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Elements Of Life Featuring Blaze
    2. A2. Mon Amour Featuring Anané
    3. B1. Cerca De Mi (Nico Mix) Featuring Raul Midon
    4. B2. A Better Day Featuring Raul Midon
    5. C1. Love Will Know (Original Demo Version) Featuring Lisa Fischer
    6. C2. Jouney's Prelude / Jungle Fever Featuring Ursula Rucker & Anané
    7. D1. Africa / Brasil
    8. D2. Ma Mi Mama Featuring Anané

    What happens when a house-music icon takes a talented group of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? You get a hearty serving of Elements Of Life. Elements Of Life Aka E.O.L., led by musical director and conductor Louie Vega, is a live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly Louie Vega EOL Mix”), composed & performed the song “One Dream” for a globally-televised audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show.

    "I formed the band Elements Of Life to bring together a special group of musicians to create musical journeys in the studio and perform them live. The music inspired by groups and artists like War, Cymande, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hammond, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but with the Vega Family E.O.L. twist and unique style. I want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues worldwide and bring you future grooves on recorded albums with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes there will be experimentation—get ready for it. You never know just who will show up to play in the finale!”

    Elements Of Life by Elements Of Life Album was the first ever released full length back in 2003 and is now re-released in addition to several new and unreleased versions. Two double packs in two parts with 15 tracks will be at a store near you, enjoy the sounds of Elements Of Life.

    Elements Of Life Live Band
    Conductor / Musical Director: Louie Vega
    Lead Vocal/Wurlitzer : Josh Milan
    Lead Vocal & Backgrounds: Anané Vega
    Keyboards : Axel Tosca
    Electric Bass: Gene Perez
    Drums / Timbales: Luisito Quintero
    Congas / Percussion: Roberto Quintero
    Supporting & Background Singers: Dawn Tallman, Ramona Dunlap


    ARTISTChris Stussy & Toman
    TITLETimewriter EP
    LABELLOCUS
    CATALOGUE NO.LCS002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Timewriter
    2. A2. Serendipity
    3. B1. Zerlon
    4. B2. Boiling Point

    Rising Dutch talents Chris Stussy & Toman reveal their collaborative ‘Timewriter’ EP on new FUSE imprint LOCUS this July.

    A leading collective at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene for over a decade, FUSE and label founder Enzo Siragusa continue to set the standard when it comes to releasing consistent and quality underground electronic music alongside hosting stand-out global events which encapsulate the brand’s principles – and 2020 has been no different, revealing a complete refresh to the core label whilst introducing a new project into their family tree. Launched by Siragusa and team to kickstart summer, new label LOCUS’ ethos will welcome material from across the house sphere, uncovering new music from rising talents and showcasing material from leading names alike. Having welcomed emerging Italian talent and Infuse artist KOKO to launch the imprint, the label now welcomes two of Amsterdam’s hottest property as PIV co-owner Chris Stussy and ever impressing No Art regular Toman combine to offer up their collaborative four-track ‘Timewriter’ EP to open July.

    Title cut ‘Timewriter’ opens proceedings in classy fashion as hazy chords and bumping low-ends meet sweeping synths and infectious, filtered vocal hooks, whilst ‘Serendipity’ combines chunky bass licks alongside further delicate vocals and track accents throughout. On the flip, the lively ‘Zerlon’ ups the energy levels and journeys into a hypnotic trip through evolving lead lines and warped electronics, before closing with the wonky, off-kilter programming of ‘Boiling Point’ – a twisting production guided by organic percussion licks atop of cavernous bass hits to offer up an entrancing cut perfect for the after-hours.


    ARTISTDJ Rou feat. D'Arabia, Jimbo & Sci-Low
    TITLECatch Me In The Blue
    LABELAxe On Wax
    CATALOGUE NO.AOW011
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Jazz
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Lindrobreak
    2. A2. Catch Me In The Night
    3. A3. Enemies
    4. B1. My Daddy's Rule
    5. B2. Mrs Robinson

    Healing from some late-night studio jams in Northern Italy, this new EP out on Axe on Wax showcases outstanding 'from house to disco' free music approach. 'Catch me in the blue' features a fully original and charismatic sound-work direction from DJ Rou, flowing with D'Arabia live finger drumming, Jimbo's lyrics and Sci-Low jazzy-blues guitar picks.
    Let yourself inspire by this authentic dancing vortex!


    ARTISTAlinka
    TITLEControl Transmission
    LABELCrosstown Rebels
    CATALOGUE NO.CRM238
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Control Transmission
    2. B. Day Zero

    Alinka makes an eagerly anticipated return to Crosstown Rebels with the outstanding Control Transmission, her last appearance on the label featuring in 2016 collaborating with Shaun J. Wright. This solo release demonstrates her versatile sound that is inspired by her experience in scenes across the world.

    Control Transmission begins with robust 909 drums as the claps resound with force. The bass, a razor-sharp, distorted and filtered charge is introduced commanding attention, further electro inspired samples and effects are layered in this powerful track. Day Zero captures the spirit of the Mayan jungles, with synth that propels with energy, ebbing and flowing with mystical chords that give a nod to the famous festival spearheaded by Damian Lazarus.

    Born in Kiev, Alinka has a unique power on the decks and in the studio, influenced by the city of Chicago, with toes tipped in Detroit techno and Europe’s key cities. Immigrating to Chicago with her family as a child she immersed herself in the scene, digging for records and becoming resident for Justin Long’s Dotbleep party at Smartbar. In 2012 an impromptu meeting with former Hercules and Love Affair vocalist Shaun J. Wright changed her life. The pair launched their Twirl parties and label whilst continuing to evolve their collaboration.

    The result has been an impressive catalogue of material from, with music featured on Jackathon Jams, Crosstown Rebels, Leftroom, The Classic Music Company and of course Twirl. Now living in Berlin, Alinka has used this base to play at parties across Europe including the likes Panorama Bar and Circo Loco, whilst regularly returning to the US to play for promoters such as Ladyfag. 2020 will she Alinka’s evolution continue, with a packed schedule of releases and her newly launched label Fantasy Life.


    ARTISTMatador
    TITLEWildside
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC155
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Wildside
    2. B. Sweet Release

    Revolutionary DJ and producer Matador presents his exciting debut release for Hot Creations Wildside this July. It features two contrasting tracks that stay true to the ethos of the label synonymous with White Isle hedonism.

    Wildside opens with spirited percussion of shakers and snare rolls, reverberating into a fuzzy and infectious bassline groove. The playful sample is looped over crazy effects and bright keys, before dropping into a final crescendo that will have feet stomping in unison. Sweet Release retains a classic deep house sound with dreamy chords and lush synth. The track develops with warm sub-bass, piano, arpeggiation and soulful vocals, resulting in a summertime anthem.

    Matador has made his mark on the electronic music world since the very beginning, producing a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, becoming a brand ambassador for MODEL 1 and featuring in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’ for three years in the early part of his career. In 2016 he launched his label RUKUS, releasing music from emerging and established artists alike. Spanning genres and formats he has made music for Sky TV and British Airways, his vinyl-only series Cyclone is firmly rooted in techno, whilst the stream only album Tuesday presents an exquisite take on ambient. His collaboration with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra again highlighted his dexterity as a truly authentic musician. 2020 sees the launch of Matador’s podcast series focusing on studio gear and featuring interviews with touring artists. His new live performance ‘Live 2.0’ is also forthcoming and will feature hotly anticipated new music.


    ARTISTDJ Holographic & Alex Wilcox
    TITLEParallel Shifting
    LABELHitchhiker
    CATALOGUE NO.HO01V
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Parallel Shifting
    2. A2. My Feels
    3. B1. Because Of Detroit

    The debut release from Detroit native DJ Holographic and Detroit transplant Alex Wilcox, Parallel Shiftingstrives to changeour thoughts so that we can breakfree fromnegative psychological programming. This feel-good EP aimsto reprogram the mind to be fresh and new. You may experience dimensionalshifts in your mind and reality as you defy space and time. Side effects of this may includereduced mental chatter and a better future selfand society.

    A powerful and lofty goal such as this deserves a strong beat, and A-side “Parallel Shifting” delivers this in spades. Featured in DJ Holographic’s 2020 Mixmag Lab set, Holographic and Alex found themselves inspired by Thomos and Derrick Carter when crafting the track. “Parallel Shifting” is about shifting the gears in our minds and hearts, and allowing ourselves to be open to changes in how we perceive reality.

    With “My Feels,” Holographic expresses her current attitude towards the connections between all of us. “Our feelings control our surroundings and reality more than we give them credit for. When we feel abundant, abundant things happen to us. However, if you feel empty, then you bring about empty situations. As a DJ, I do my best to be mindful of the feelings I project into a room, while also being mindful of everyone in the room with me. Everyone is coming in with different experiences, but when I play I want people to feel high vibrations.”

    “Because Of Detroit” taps into the rich history of Detroit, which has informed Holographic and Alex’s own musical DNA. The seeds that we are all given in life are a product of our heritage. In order to bloom properly, it's important to know your full story and what kind of seed you are in this world’s vast garden. If you know how to properly nurture your seed, then you can take care of yourself and others. Knowing their roots helps both producers to grow stronger than their ancestors.

    Hitchhiker is an independent record label out of Detroit that delivers a diverse range of sounds, and strings them together into a story that reflects where the artist has been, is presently, and where the future is taking them.


    ARTISTThe Vision featuring Andreya Triana
    TITLEMountains (Joey Negro / Paul Woolford / The Patchouli Brothers Remixes)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD592R
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mountains (Joey Negro Live And Direct Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Mountains (Paul Woolford Extended Remix)
    3. AA1. Mountains (The Patchouli Brothers Extended Remix)
    4. AA2. Mountains (Accapella)

    Few artists strike the balance between the classic and contemporary quite as effortlessly as The Vision. Striving to produce honest and meaningful records, their acclaimed single ‘Mountains’ came as the follow up to incredible breakout hit ‘Heaven’, and the duo once again demonstrated their flawless production abilities. Now, The Vision return with three new remixes of this dancefloor gem on a special 12” package. Kicking off the A-Side, disco royalty Joey Negro delivers his Live And Direct Mix, weaving in melodies and grooves with exquisite percussion and keys that give the record an authentic disco sound. Up next, veteran producer Paul Woolford delivers his remix of the track. An artist whose output ranges from mind-bending techno to high-energy house hits, his sophisticated take on ‘Mountains’ features his signature bold piano riffs and atmospheric builds, destined for meaningful dancefloor moments. On the flip, Toronto duo The Patchouli Brothers step up to remix. Known for their exquisite vinyl edits and a favourite of in-the-know selectors, the funk-laden, high energy mix makes a perfect closing to another blissful release from The Vision camp. The release closes with the Accapella, an essential DJ tool that highlights Andreya’s incredible vocal. As anticipation builds for their forthcoming LP, this charming package provides another exciting preview of things to come.


    ARTISTPeter Croce
    TITLERevival
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Revival
    2. B1. Revival (Beats)
    3. B2. Revival (A Capella)

    Four years after original release and after many calls for a repress, Peter Croce’s REVIVAL is now available. Peter Croce’s original 12” debut, REVIVAL is a peak hour house burner with a message as relevant as ever. This EP hinges around a speech by Reverend William Barber II, who runs the Poor People’s Campaign in the U.S.

    Musically, Peter’s Detroit upbringing shines through on Revival. Tight too-techno-for-house and too-house-for-techno multi-layered drum programming is coupled with driving and minimal M1 organ programming, completed by his own electric bass performance. Peter makes a musical statement drawn America’s greatest electronic music hubs in this peak hour cut. B/w a dubbed out Beats version and A Capella.


    Techno / Electro

    ARTISTRadio Slave
    TITLEStay Out All Night
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS159
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Stay Out All Night
    2. B. Wait A Minute

    Radio Slave returns to his Rekids imprint with the explosive ‘Stay Out All Night’.

    As the artist behind ‘Grindhouse’, ‘Don’t Stop No Sleep’, ‘Another Club’, and many other timeless cuts, Radio Slave’s knack for crafting Herculean club tracks is unlike any other. ‘Stay Out All Night’ could be one of his biggest yet. With its cleverly arranged breakdowns, it's a high-octane track built on syncopated drums, lively breaks and chopped-up vocals. An absolute bomb. On the flip, ‘Wait A Minute’ thuds onwards with deafening kicks, rattling percussion, and an infectious stuttering vocal exclaiming the track’s title.

    Proving to be one of the Berlin-based Brit’s most fertile years, the renowned producer continues to drop a broad range of releases and remixes on Rekids and beyond, including his three-part ‘Radio Silence’ album.


    ARTISTBrassica
    TITLECrystal Sea
    LABELFeel My Bicep
    CATALOGUE NO.FMB017
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Crystal Sea
    2. A2. Storm 87
    3. B1. Sauna
    4. B2. Synthetic Being

    For the first Feel My Bicep release of the year, Brassica follows up on his previous FMB outing ‘Time Tunnel’ with a new 4-track EP entitled ‘Crystal Sea’.

    Brassica embodies the electronic music of Folkestone-based Mike Wright. His sound is invented by harnessing warm memories of music-past, exploring the overlaps between 90s Electronica, 80s Synth-Music, 70s Prog, and 60s Experimental Electronics - combined with modern production techniques and a deep love for Soundtrack-esque narratives.

    His return to the FMB label with ‘Crystal Sea’ is hotly anticipated - 4 fictitious journeys composed by staring into the abyss and placing one foot in front of the other. The compass moves this time towards early memories of the Electronica and Dance music he found so inspiring, to a time of abandoning his teenage Metal bands and beginning to dream of new musical territories. With a tighter sound, clearer focus, and commitment to this unexpected trajectory, these tracks mark both the beginning of a new chapter and a spiritual full-circle for Brassica.


    ARTISTStacEmp
    TITLESteel City Dance Discs Volume 16
    LABELSteel City Dance Discs
    CATALOGUE NO.SCDD016
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. On Da Block
    2. A2. That's Right
    3. B1. Stacey's Sex Tape
    4. B2. Dis Iz Why I'm Hot

    Your system is under attack! Joining the Steel City Dance battalion for their debut disc, StacEmp plugs in from Brisbane, Australia and takes aim at the rest of us with an apocalyptic 4-track blast of off-world Robo-Tech.

    Equipped with an arsenal of sabre-rattling synth programming, piercing breaks and artificial vox intelligence, StacEmp summons an advanced club-ready hybrid of Techno, Electro and at times ethereal IDM. This mutant romp serves as a strong warning of what we’re about to witness from this new force.


    Jungle / Breakbeat

    ARTISTSpecial Request
    TITLESpectral Frequency EP
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS2004
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Breakbeat
  • Jungle
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Spectral Frequency
    2. A2. Inverse Frequency
    3. B1. Family Doggo
    4. B2. No Other Way To See It

    This release on R&S marks the debut appearance of one of the most active and vital voices in dance music culture, combined with a one-off bold & idiosyncratic sleeve re-design from another omnipresent, globally influential practitioner.

    The music is by Special Request.

    The artwork is by Virgil Abloh™️ c/o Alaska-Alaska.

    Spectral Frequency first appeared on the final day of 2019 — it was included on the 4th SR album released in that year alone and caused so much havoc in clubs, warehouses, basements, bedrooms, dive bars, sweatlodges and ear buds that we simply KNEW we needed to give it a full release.

    After discussing it with Paul Woolford, he told us he viewed a possible EP as an equal split of “Face-Melters and Heart Breakers” and this is exactly what he has delivered across both sides of this EP.

    Virgil Abloh is a man that by now needs no introduction. He has contributed both a psychedelic and incredibly apt one-off sleeve redesign to mark this occasion.

    Pick your side and let the world melt away.