TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Disco / Nu-Disco
- A1. CHIC - Le Freak (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
- A2. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
- B1. CHIC - Le Freak (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
- B2. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one of his repertoire of reworks sound effortless; no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of Disco’s greatest musicians. In 2018 he released his “lifetime achievement” on Glitterbox, with the strictly limited pressing of the ‘Dimitri From Paris presents Le Chic Remix’ boxset. Now the 12’s have their own separate outings, bringing greater focus onto the individual productions, as each vinyl features two of the incredible Dimitri remixes, along with their respective instrumentals on the B-Side. Dimitri opens with the unmistakeable CHIC staple ‘Le Freak’, Dimitri’s timeless remix making the exquisite instrumental harmonies shine like only Dimitri can before delving into Sister Sledge’s disco classic ‘Lost In Music’.
- A1. CHIC - I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
- A2. Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
- B1. CHIC - I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
- B2. Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one of his repertoire of reworks sound effortless; no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of Disco’s greatest musicians. In 2018 he released his “lifetime achievement” on Glitterbox, with the strictly limited pressing of the ‘Dimitri From Paris presents Le Chic Remix’ boxset. Now the 12’s have their own separate outings, bringing greater focus onto the individual productions, as each vinyl features two of the incredible Dimitri remixes, along with their respective instrumentals on the B-Side. On this record we hear CHIC’s ‘I Want Your Love’ get lovingly remixed by Dimitri, before delving into Sister Sledge’s evergreen ‘Thinking Of You’.
- A1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris 12” Version)
- A2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
- B1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
- B2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one of his repertoire of reworks sound effortless; no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of Disco’s greatest musicians. In 2018 he released his “lifetime achievement” on Glitterbox, with the strictly limited pressing of the ‘Dimitri From Paris presents Le Chic Remix’ boxset. Now the 12’s have their own separate outings, bringing greater focus onto the individual productions, as each vinyl features two of the incredible Dimitri remixes, along with their respective instrumentals on the B-Side. This release showcases the euphoric highs of Dimitri’s remixing skills across Sister Sledge’s ‘Got To Love Somebody’ and Sheila & B. Devotion’s ‘Your Love Is Good’.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A. New Kind (Extended Dub)
- B. New Kind (Fall Forward Dub)
‘New Kind’, one of the more direct moments of dancefloor pleasure throughout Gabe Gurnsey’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Physical’, is expanded on for this digital package. The ‘Extended Dub’ stretches out the original’s tight groove in a pleasingly baggy fashion that recalls the experimental club dubs pioneered by Trevor Horn, Martin Rushent and Shep Pettibone.
Back to the future, and enigmatic new producer Fall Forward delivers a smooth, rave tinted rework that is guaranteed to thrill the strobe-lit, sweat-drenched club crowd that inspired the original LP. An additional dub of the remix places the focus squarely on it’s clean, irresistible acid bassline.
- A. Pontchartrain - Afterlife
- AA. Blair French - Pool
It was Memorial Day Weekend 2016, and the sun shined bright over the Detroit River. Pontchartrain stepped up to the decks at the Red Bull stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival donning his infamous "Detroit vs. Itself" t-shirt. His first song through the Rane rotary mixer was a dubplate made specifically for his set: “Afterlife”. It’s a brilliantly executed balearic daytime disco rework that warrants the praise of summer anthem that it’s earning.
On the flip is “Pool”, an equally sunny slomo beatdown rework from Blair French. It's a delightful blend of cerebral and soulful, and is finally getting a release after being originally championed by Peter Croce on his Le Mellotron Paris set back in early 2018.
This 7" is pressed heavy and cut loud at 33.3 RPM with a normal non-dinked hole.
Artwork by Gino
House / Tech-House
- A Starry Night
- B Han Pan
Peggy Gou is proud to announce the launch of her own independent record label, Gudu Records. The label’s first release will be the Moment EP - a two-track 12” featuring the tracks ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Han Pan’.
'Moment’ sees Gou continue to explore the charismatic facets of her musical and personal identity, drawing on her Korean heritage and language and her love for house & disco’s Eighties heritage, with particular nods to the output of labels such as Prelude and West End Records in the decade’s nascent years.
Gou’s own singing voice, known to so many from last year’s ‘Once’ EP, returns here to confidently guide the rhythm on ‘Starry Night’. Mixing both Korean and English vocals over a tumbling cascade of percussion and piano house keys, the track builds to incorporate layers of instrumental samples and subtle acid lines. Romantic, anthemic and timeless in its feel, it reaffirms Gou’s skill as a songwriter with appeal that resonates beyond crowded dancefloors, not to mention language barriers.
'Han Pan' follows as an instantly rhythmic affair that draws energy from a memorable and delicately tuned pan-drum. Alongside some expert and understated arrangement, as well as another, contrasting vocal performance, ‘Han Pan’ transmits a different but equally powerful energy.
- A1. It All Began in the East, Then Two Worlds Became One - Sacred Dance Version
- B1. A Dance for Gratitude
A story that is told through music, of a Japanese artist who travels to a foreign land and ﬁ ﬁnds her true calling through the guidance of melody, rhythm, dance, mentorships and friendships.
Music by: Mental Remedy. Produced by Joaquin Joe Claussell For Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts
Although the music on this CD Album was written, produced and performed by Joaquin Joe Claussell aka "Mental Remedy." it should not be mistaken as a Mental Remedy album. What is this, however, is a music soundtrack based on a story which was shared with Joaquin Joe Claussell by a good friend and fellow artist Naoyo Terada.
Born and Raised in Japan, Naoyo set out on a journey to America that began around 20 years ago. In pursuing her dream and new way of life; Naoyo set her sights on America. While there and within a relatively short period of time, she has been blessed with valuable lessons, as well as gained profound insights that would not only bring out from within-her calling as an artist, but more profound, bestow upon her lessons on spirituality, creativity and a love for music that would dramatically change her life moving forward…
It is important that you the listener are made aware that, “This is not a usual dance music CD.” Rather, it should be listened and absorbed as conscious, cosmic feel good music. But only if you open your mind and let a stranger in. The harmonic tones will do the rest of the healing…
A1: It All Began in the East, Then Two Worlds Became One - Sacred Dance Version (6:01)
A2: Joy's a Blessing - Extended Version (6:01)
A3: A New Horizon (1:57)
B1: A Dance for Gratitude (7:10)
B2: Miracles in Rishikesh (6:51)
GenresDeep HouseElectroNu Disco
- A1. How Long Does It Take
- B1. How Long Does It Take (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix)
- B2. How Long Does It Take (Baldelli & Dionigi 'Malba' Remix)
Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce they will be releasing Mildlife’s new single ‘How Long Does It Take?’.
The original version of ‘How Does It Take’ plus two remixes by Italo-disco legends Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi will be released across all digital platforms on April 12th, followed by 12" vinyl on May 12th.
“’How Long Does It Take’ is an homage to the dance floors and clubbers who championed our music from Day 1,” the band say of the single. “We’ve been delighted to watch heaving crowds burn holes in the dance floor as we close our set with it so now we’re equally delighted to offer it up on record as a late night thumper.”
The B-side of the ‘How Long Does It Take’ 12" comes with remixes from Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi, the originators of legendary Italo-disco club night Cosmic Disco, found on the shores of Lake Garda in the late 1970s. The band met Baldelli on tour in Sicily where they had been invited by Giles Peterson to play at his Ricci Weekender on the outskirts of Catania. They bonded over a mutual sound and Baldelli jumped at the opportunity to remix the song.
- A. MD X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
- B1. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (A Pal Joey Interpretation)
- B2. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (Wahoo Main Mix)
4 To The Floor are committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. On Volume 1’s A-Side you’ll find a track with one of the most famous lyrics from house music history MD X-Spress’ ‘God Made Me Phunky’, the record has inspired countless producers to sample and remix it, but this 90’s gem still sounds amazing in its original glory. On the flip are two mixes of a Three Kings classic, ‘Shake Dat Booty’. The A Pal Joey Interpretation matches looped vocals with harmonious keys that perfectly complement each other, while the Wahoo Main Mix utilises energetic drums and techy synths to up the ante.
- A1. Debbie Coke
- A2. Last Vision
- A3. Refuge
- B1. Olas
- B2. Persuader
- B3. BS
After a standout Ep on Nachtbraker's label, and an Ep as NOTE on Tartelet Records, the Berlin based artist VERNER lands on Axe On Wax with the Debbie Coke Ep. The Album varies from U-R style dreamy electro, to drum machine jams, croaking basslines and jazzy synth driven tracks. This Ep is is a must for all house heads! Already getting early club and radio plays from Honey Dijoon, Brame & Hamo, Marcel Vogel, Eclair Fifi, Yu Su, Carista and Jaques Renault! TIP.
- A1. I Can’t Go On. I’ll Go On
- A2. Blue Veil - Small Prophecies
- B1. Another Day
- B2. I Don’t Want to Die in Dalston
Blue Veil, AKA Danny Clancy, serves up four mesmerising productions for his Dichotomy label’s fifth release.
Having already showcased stunning releases from Mary Yalex and Ahu, Blue Veil continues to shape the sound and aesthetics of this burgeoning label with the “Dreaming In Colour” EP.
Choral pads breeze over an uncluttered rhythm on the stunning “I Can’t Go On. I’ll Go On”, whilst “Small Prophecies” drifts over forlorn piano chords and an almost tropical rhythm pattern.
A brooding and dusty breakbeat heralds “Another Day”, switching up the EPs tempo for a slower jam, but still bathed in blankets of soulful tones, whilst “I Don’t Want to Die in Dalston” is another emotive composition filled with deft musical refrains and big, panoramic melodies.
- A1. Luca Cazal & Ali Black - Keele
- A2. Luca Cazal & Ali Black - Keele (Silverlining remix)
- AA1. Blake / Brigante - Mulva
- AA2. Blake / Brigante - Mulva (Marlon Remix)
A collection of usual suspects (Luca Cazal and Black, Brigante), omnipresent foxes (Andy Blake, Silverlining) and a brand new name (Marlon) deliver a 2 sided affair full of contrast. 3 dimensional and crisp on one side and crunchy & dusty on the other.
- A. Beyond Pulso-IV
- B. First Contact with System Lobitso
Six years have passed since the events of Welcome to Mikrosector-50 and Mr. 8040’s subsequent meltdown that saw him almost destroy himself across the width of the entire galaxy.
Although everything is better now that Mr. 8040 has overcome his taste for space dust and vecta grog from Quadrant PVLN - It has not been so simple and he has been quietly returning to full capacity over the course of the last year.
Once again in our time, Mr. 8040 finds himself secluded in his electropod - cut off from the rest of the planet.
Floating somewhere above Madagascar, Mr. 8040’s experiments in galactic funk have taken many forms in his attempt to rediscover the groove that made him love this planet so much in the first place.
These are two of those experiments…
- A1. TV Science
- A2. Distance (Pillock Mix)
- B1. ANF Dub
- B2. ANF Dub (D. Tiff's Milano Remix)
ANF are back on NAFF, delivering a batch of hi-fi floor numbers with a hyper-focused remix by D.Tiffany. In the face of pre-digested information, our brain tends towards the path of least cognitive strain. Avoid the shortest route in favour of the considered. Ever-evolving music for ever-evolving minds.
- A1. Its Alright, Its Ok
- B1. Beauty Comes
- B2. Take Some Time Out
Liberation Party Records welcome the long-standing producer and vocalist Tempo O’Neil under his Project 16 pseudonym, for a new EP that draws on his long life of musical experiences having first started singing aged just 14. A storied life has seen this London based Luton-er become a member of the Saxon Sound System, key player in the acid house revolution, employee of Big City Records and producer with a long list of credits on numerous top labels. Always evolving his sound, he is as vibrant in the studio now as ever and still exploring new ground. Opener ‘It’s Alright It’s Okay’ is a gorgeous deep house track with warm, effervescing keys and bass and the sort of timeless vocal that immediately tugs at the heart strings. Pads swirl like cosmic clouds and add scale to this most heady groove. Next up we have the irresistible ‘When Beauty Comes’, with bleeping keys dancing about the scales as pained singing sucks you in and the weightless drums suspend you in space..
Closing out this fantastic EP is the superb ‘Take Some time out’ that picks up the pace with a Larry Heard influenced house sound. Poised chords and sci-fi feelings permeate the crisp beats and more of O’Neil’s syrupy, heartfelt vocals add rich and irresistible layers. This is a classically inclined EP that feels fresh while packing a real emotional punch.
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Airplane to Madrid
- B1. Talkin' Bout
- B2. Acid Souls
New York native David Berrie makes a welcome return to the Hot Creations fold this April. The latest recruit to join as a resident for Jamie Jones’ Paradise night in Ibiza, Berrie gifts us with three heavy hitting tracks, sure to set dance floors alight across the globe.
Airplane To Madrid opens the EP with its steady groove and funk elements, underpinned by a tribal drum and old school vocal hook that culminate in a jazz influenced breakdown. On Talkin’ Bout, Berrie utilises a fast-paced beat and bouncy, ghetto-house style vocals that lead into another intriguing breakdown. Closing the EP, the bassline of Acid Souls gurgles beneath the female vocal building to an insatiable drop before plummeting back into the heady bass.
Raised in the musical melting pot of New York, David Berrie draws influence from a variety of genres to create his signature style. He’s released on a number of prominent labels including Cuttin’ Headz, Play It Say It and Hot Creations. Last year’s collaboration with Jamie Jones broke into the Top 5 in the Beatport charts and his music has been supported by some of the industry’s biggest names such as Carl Cox, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers and Seth Troxler. 2019 is set to be a big one for Berrie, with a residency for Paradise at DC10 and fresh music due to be released.
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Beautiful Emi
- A2. Mixed Emotions
- B1. Stromboli
- B2. Paradigm Shift
- C1. Rollin’ Riddm ft MC Rossko
- C2. Voodoo
- D1. Deeper Inside
- D2. Mysterious
*Includes download card*
Enzo Siragusa adds fuel to FUSE’s milestone 10-year anniversary with the release of a metamorphic album that draws influence from the London institution’s cultivated sound, as well as the capitals ‘90s rave heritage that so heavily influenced their decade-long dominance.
On A Decade of Rave, Enzo presents a cross section of his sound - one that has refined this fusion of jungle roots with house, creating eight straight-talking dance floor cuts that capture the essence of FUSE raves over the years, and two ambient tracks that lean on lengthy quests behind the decks. The music spans across two years of studio sessions and exhibits Enzo and the FUSE label’s biggest work to date.
Starting with ‘Beautiful Emi’, then shifting through ‘Stromboli’, ‘Mixed Emotions’ and ‘Paradigm Shift’ all geared in their own way towards the many faces of house music.
‘Voodoo’, ‘Deeper Inside’, ‘Rollin’ Riddim’ and closing track ‘Mysterious’ see Enzo tap into Jungle, ‘90s hardcore and speed garage becoming clear they were made with the early days of FUSE at 93 Feet East in mind. Big basslines and big breakdowns are the common denominator with the intricate minimal twists that so often characterise FUSE’s sound.
- A1. End of the World
- A2. Karma Baby
- B1. We Out Here
- C1. Future Is Now
- D1. Last Muhh Before Pardise
- D2. Scared
Jimi Jules explores some existential concepts with Karma Baby , his solo debut EP for Innervisions. The affable Swiss multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ is a certified hit-maker of and a Secret Weapons alumnus. Across the six tracks of Karma Baby he demonstrates anew his fluency and complexity across many shades of production, DJ-centric alchemy and mood-creation. As the result of a lengthy process between Jimi and Innervisions, whittling his swathe of new and musically complex demos to six specific tracks, Karma Baby chart this artist’s new narrative through peerless form, technical function and effortless flow.
Techno / Electro
- A1. Noise feat. Lelah
- A2. Miracle Of The Rose
- B1. Divin
Denis Horvat returns to Afterlife Recordings for a second EP of distinctive, dancefloor productions.
A year after ‘Modelo’ comes ‘Miracle Of The Rose’, an evocative and authentic development of Horvat’s sound. On ‘Noise’, the vocals of Lelah give way to a stripped-down, reverberant groove. The title track rises with a free-flowing melody before dropping a tough, angular beat. ‘Divin’ is the EP’s deepest cut, before digital only track ‘Royale’ rounds off this diverse release with flair.
- A1. Rave Slave
- A2. Audio Space
- B1. Stronger Than Steel
- B2. Planet E
- B3. Planet E (Accapella)
Dutch duo Deep Dimension serve up four massive techno cuts for ‘Rave Slave’ on Rekids.
Drawing on more than two decades of solo experiences, GEN X co-founders Jeffrey Hek and Jimmy van de Geijn came together as Deep Dimension in 2015. Debuting on Rekids last year with ‘So 1992’, their signature sound is built on deep basslines and forceful kicks with regular support from Radio Slave, Sam Paganini, Luca Agnelli, Joseph Capriati and Chris Liebing. They now return to the respected imprint with a robust package aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
‘Rave Slave’ fully asserts itself from the off with industrial synth lines and machine gun-like hits. Dark, filtered vocals add to the ghoulish effect while stomping kicks are sure to decimate dancefloors. The excellently heavy ‘Audio Space’ has more seriously weight percussion and foundation shaking hits, this time overlaid with clipped female vocal stabs and haunting effects that trail off into the distance. This is warehouse techno at its finest.
The powerful ‘Strong Than Steel’ then drills down with droning synth lines and blistering kicks. It barrels along with plenty of tension and suspense cleverly built into the breakdowns and truly hammers along once it drops again. The brilliantly big finale is ‘Planet E’, an edgy techno trip with blistering, old school and hard techno drums with frazzled stabs bringing strobe-lit rave vibes.
- A1. CDR
- A2. Multiverse Connection
- B1. Ophelia
- B2. Disk Driver
Ray Kandinski's debut for LPH, Multiverse Connection, presents itself as the soundtrack to an airborne chase scene in an imagined cyberpunk epic. Excited synth lines wiggle through dense fields of metallic drum sequences and showers of jagged, jutting robo effects. The A-side is a launch into outer space orbit, the B, a juiced-up zigzag across the stars in hyperdrive. Futuristic house built with angular electro components and scalpel-sharp acid.
- A Break In At Apartment 205
- B Bad Hair Day
20 years since the original release on Richie Hawtin’s M_nus imprint, Exalt Records reissue the minimal classic – Swayzak vs. Theorem ‘Break In At Apartment 205’ 12”.
The two main tracks from the original release have been remastered by Paul Mac and comes on black vinyl with artwork by Grid Pattern.
- A. Vortex 135bpm
- B. Vortex 150bpm
Road-tested and proven to cause maximum bowel-evacuation at both 135 and 150bpm.
- A1. Noise Machines
- A2. Risveglio Di Una Città
- B1. Poeme Electronique w/ Manent
- B2. Isolation
Label head Somne is up next on Aura Dinamica!
Hardcore / Jungle
- A1. Karma
- A2. Super Linear
- B1. Technique Electronique
- B2. Friend Chip
THE NEXT INSTALMENT FROM SOUND ENTITY
4 TECHNO / HOUSE TRACKS FAITHFUL TO THE LATE 80'S VIBE, SOUNDS RANGING FROM PURIST DETROIT TO SOULFUL CHICAGO.
DON'T MISS THIS DJ'S SECRET WEAPON
So many GREAT tunes in there
Whaouuuuuu ...... loooooove it
A million thanks for these .... U can be sure that I'll play them a lot
LAURENT GARNIER" 21/02/2018
- A1. Pinnacle
- A2. Dreams 2 Reality
- B1. Wicked Wicked Games
- B2. The Break
4 excellent old skool but modern Jungle Tekno tunes from Matt Teksteppa Wilkins on his new imprint, Innercore Project
GenresDrum & BassJungle
- A Junglist Girl
- AA1 Brok Wild
- AA2 Hands up Feat Jnr Dangerous
Ibiza Records label was established back in 1989 and was one of the main contributors to the UK underground music scene. Those behind the label we're the innovators of Hardcore Jungle, Jungle Techno and Jungle genres in the 90s stemming from Warehouses to clubs and now festivals. Ibiza Records Label returned in 2017 with some new releases and a back catalogue of gems for the real Junglists out there.
Archives Vol. 3 Potential Badboy By Ibiza Records
This 3 track EP Archive Vol 3 come’s straight outta Ibiza Records vault all produced by Potential Badboy back in 1994 and 1998. Each of these tracks represents rare groove elements and the original jungle sounds
A. Junglist Girl feat. Uk Apache - This track made back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Uk Apache on the vocals with a jungle groove just for the ladies.
AA. Brok Wild – This track came out on Ibiza's label back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy and has the strong essence and vibes of rare groove elements.
AAA. Hands Up feat Jnr Dangerous - This track made back in 1998 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Junior Dangerous on the vocals is a strong representation of rare grooves stabs and soul grooves
Co-producer - Paul Ibiza
Produced - Potential Badboy
Written-By - Potential Badboy
- A1. Reach Up (Remix)
- A2. Anhillating
- B1. Take Me higher
- B2. V.N.E. (Original)
- C1. I Dream Of You
- C2. Explosion
- D1. Collision Course
- D2. Jack of diamonds
- E1. Force Format
- E2. Panic
- F1. Vanishing Point
- F2. Miami Burnin
Originally released on Rabbit City Records as a CD collection taken from the first batch of EP's on Rabbit City. Remastered and offered by Mike Wells on his own FMM imprint. Definitely one of my all time favourites from 1992, Force Mass Motions early work was very distinctive. A sound that owed a lot to how Mike Wells sourced a lot of his sounds. Listening to and taping Kiss FM and sampling it. With a home built sound card his brother made an Amiga was the centre of the studio. All the music was mixed down through an old Broadcast desk using a few clever delay line tricks that give the music a lot of depth. Very distinctive, totally original the music was caned by all the DJ's.
- A1. Dark Sines
- B1. Autonomy
Phuturistic Electro / Techno Music Written By a secret Microchip, connected to Intergalactic Celestial Circuits. Transmitted across the Space Time Continum from a Distant Galaxy populated by Artifically Intelligent Robots.
This message was Intercepted by The Hacker Command and recorded to wax for Phuture generations to interpret..
GenresDiscoTrack Listing TBC
More vinyl remixes from Psychemagik with the long awaited official 'Dancehall Days' remix sanctioned by Jack Hues from Wang Chung himself. Jack liked Psychemagiks re-edit of Dance Hall Days so much he contacted the duo and offered them the parts for an official remix. The result is a monster dancefloor friendly beast that is true to the original edit but with some extra magik! ‘Psychemagik stand out from the crowd with high production values and innate musicality. I usually find remixes tedious, but this takes you on some off-world journey – very cool.’ Jack Hues (Wang Chung)
A – Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Leg Warmer Remix)
B – Beauty And The Bass
GenresTrack Listing TBC
- A1 Aleph
- A2 Sent
- B1 Opferator
- B2 Thanksgiving
Bridging instrumental tact with mysticism, Afriqua debuts his anticipated Aleph EP. Finding a welcome home alongside R&S’s most innovative rhythmists and experimentalists.
The Berlin based producer has previously released a steady drip of high quality, unique music over the last few years that has brought him to the attention of R&S and led to this masterful, eclectic EP.
Aleph marks the first release in an extended collaborative journey between the artist and label.
GenresDeep HouseDeep TechnoTechno
- A Dins El Llit - Superpitcher Remix
- B1 The Ghosts Hood - Samo DJ Remix
- B2 Brutal Chugga Chugga - LB Dub Corp Remix
John Talabot and Axel Boman teamed up in 2017 for their R&S debut ’The Night Land’ where they got to flex their creative muscles over eight tracks of rich synth jams.
The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, but as Pitchfork expressed in their glowing review “Their collective output doesn’t sound much like either’s work; it doesn’t even necessarily reflect the thin, convex sliver where their interests overlap. Instead, they’ve hit upon something new.”
This new sound also proved to be a hit with the likes of Mojo, Phonica, XLR8R, Self Titled and DJ Mag all including it their annual best of lists.
The artists have now handpicked four artists to create their own vision of the Talaboman sound.
Superpitcher, Samo DJ and Luke Slater under his L.B. Dub Corp alias have all seriously delivered the goods.
GenresTrack Listing TBC
GenresDeep HouseReissueSoulful House
- A Dance - Onionz Down The Block Remix
- B Dance - Kerri Chandler Centro Fly Mix
OK. This is an anthem. You know 'Dance' already, right? HUGE Pal Joey jam from way back in 1990? The one that flips Carl Bean's 'I Was Born This Way' into the stratosphere? Yeah, that's it! Except this is that track reimagined by 2 killer producers, flipped and edited into the cosmos by the New Jersey legend Kerri Chandler and the West Coast's Onionz, probably the only producers who could touch such a stone cold classic and actually bring something to the table! Originally out in 2002 these 2 edits / mixes are total weapons, you need this 12 in your bag. Everything is touched, tweaked and blended in just the right way and full respect is given to the mixes. This isn't no fly by night re-edit thing, this is heavyweight's bringing us some heat and their interpretation of a track that was obviously a huge deal for them on a personal level. Do not snooze on this, masterfully repressed, with the full consent of everyone involved and remastered on a solid 12 for you all. Tip!