TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1. Condor Sunflower
- A2. Sväva
- B1. Creation Discoteque
Following Jaguar Mirror [c.2016] and Night School Of Universal Wisdom [c.2017], psychonaut Thunder Tillman and his personal shaman Pontus deliver another sublime EP, completing an illustrious trilogy with arguably their most expansive work to date, Condor Sunﬂower. The title track is emotionally overwhelming, a drum procession that carries a righteous battle hymn to epic heights, accumulating primitive instrumentation, ceremonial chants, emotive chord changes and Beach Boy harmonies before exiting on a tear-jerking coda. The intermediary track Sväva is just as vulnerable, a modestly-arranged and leisurely-paced lullaby, where angels coalesce with a droning organ and eventually unfurl into the warm glow of rapture. Before we hit rock bottom, Thunder and Pony halt the elevator, abandoning any sense of melancholy and climbing to new heights with Creation Discoteque, an 11-minute Prog beast that chronicles a myriad of their musical adventures. This retrospective of altered states does seem designed to drop the curtain on their meticulously-crafted narrative, but not without foreshadowing their future and throwing in an air-shaking rave-up that sprints toward the ﬁnish line. What we ﬁnd enviable, spanning 3 glorious Thunder Tillman EPs and short ﬁlms, is the duo’s creative simpatico, something that many artists in collaboration never truly behold. It’s not their joint musical intuition, their intrinsic understanding of one another’s craft, or even the power of their improvisational tether, but their spiritual alliance that nobody can touch. It’s as if they share a tandem bicycle ride on the highest plane of consciousness to lounge in the members-only spa where they telepathically discuss secrets of high-grade musical alchemy
- 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
- A1. Purity
- A2. Captured By The Bars
- B1. Love Gyration
- B2. Trip To Amherst
- B3. Hapax Legomenon
Martin Enke returns to his most enduring alias Lake People with a very special project.
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- 7inch A. Float in the Air
- 7inch B. The Spot
- CD Track 2. Receiver
- CD Track 3. Matter of Time
- CD Track 4. Pace the Ride
- CD Track 6. Audio Telemetry - Eqwel Version
- CD Track 7. New Dimension
- CD Track 8. Bottom End
The lifespan for humans is estimated at less then 100 years in this dimension. Due to this limitation, they seem to lack patience trying to attain their goals in this world. I’m sure that this is the case for most humans in particular, but the focus in this mission statement will be based on the Electronic Music Scene.
From the ﬁrst arrival to this world and watching the current state of electronic music unfold, things seem a bit stagnant. There seems to be a drastic inﬂux of so-called artist/ producers that are trying to inﬂuence the genre and the passive aggressive assault on what the pioneers have created. Until these souls truly study the art of music production, their track releases should be frowned upon. Their foundation should be to learn how this sound was created and how they can contribute to it moving forward.
Why not study to be a techno historian, it’ll only be a beneﬁt. If you don’t understand the past, then there is no real future. Life-forms in this dimension need to understand the past to change the future, otherwise we’ll make the same mistakes over and over and time after time nothing will ever evolve. These words do not speak for Eqwel, however my feeling is that Eqwel has been spawned to contribute quality music to this genre for the indefnite future.
The mass understanding of Techno is the main goal for Eqwel, because if you truly understand this music, you’ll be mentally teleported to another state of mind. This audio telemetry is the answer to get lost inside the relentless nature of the low end frequencies, that is ﬁlled with percussions of high intensity. It’s been over well over a year since Eqwel has been contributing to the electronic music scene on a deeper underground level, so it’ll take some time before the earthlings are ready to be introduced to some new ideas. This society has been programmed to only like what they are told to by massive advertisements, with such vast dimensions why listen to these commercial programmers.
Listen to yourself. Music keeps us feeling alive, during our stay in this sedative society. Words & Observations by: Shadow
7inch Side A: Float in the Air (5:59)
7inch Side B: The Spot (5:59)
CD Track 1: 2456K Intro (1:06)
CD Track 2: Receiver (5:45)
CD Track 3: Matter of Time (7:44)
CD Track 4: Pace the Ride (8:33)
CD Track 5: DSLBroadband Switch (1:29)
CD Track 6: Audio Telemetry- Eqwel Version (6:52)
CD Track 7: New Dimension (7:10)
CD Track 8: Bottom End (8:53)
CD Track 9: 5G Language (3:04)
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Peeking
- B1. Stabbed
- B2. Just Don't
Mint Condition - The record label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London, Coydon and beyond, Mint Condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! Dig in....
Frisk - A shortlived, late 90's project brought to you by the team of Terry Francis, Jiten Acharya & Gideon Jackson, all active members of South London's infamous SWAG & Eye 4 Sound crews. Having only one 3 track 12" to their name, Frisk delivered this much sought after and coveted EP of sleek tech-house grooves on the aforementioned cult Eye 4 Sound label in 1997. If stripped back, funked-up and bass heavy jams are your thing then you need to check the absolute roller that is 'Peeking', a bottom end pleasing, acid churning percussive monster with all the trippiness you could hope for. 'Stabbed' on the B-side almost foretells some of the futuristic bassline pressure that would eventually emanate from Croydon only a few years later, it's not straight house or techno, it's an electronic steppers sound-system killer! The EP finishes with 'Just Don't', a garage-esque jam with delayed claps and stacks of funk, the track builds and builds and recalls the fractured machine soul of Detroit or the broken beat stylings of the West London mob. Sure, these jams all have varying influences, but they stand alone in their originality and sounds as fresh today, in 2019, as they did in 1997! A proper rare London record right here. No snoozing!
This EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Terry Francis and all license holders for 2019 and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. E3
- B. Bubbles
Longstanding FUSE resident Rich NxT combines with fellow London favourite East End Dubs this June to release their debut collaborative EP ‘The Four Slip’, featuring two bubbling, heady cuts.
As one of FUSE’s original residents, Rich NxT’s evolution alongside the London brand has seen him become one of the scene’s most respected DJs and producers, releasing a slew of material via their renowned in-house imprints as well as via the likes of Tamango, Elision, Vatos Locos and his own NxT Records. This pairing sees him up alongside one of the scene’s most prolific and consistent producers, East End Dubs, who arrives fresh from a string of EPs via his own self-titled and anonymous imprints, and material on Eastenderz, Infuse and Moxy Musik to offer up the two-track ‘The Four Slip’ EP, marking the pairs debut collaboration, which was over a year in the making, whilst offering a concentric overlap between their own unique sounds to tell another fresh story for the 34th release of the rapidly maturing imprint.
The A side sees the paring combine to offer up ‘E3’ - a slinking and swing-fuelled lead cut that merges woozy, spacey melodies, chunky kicks and warping electronics, before employing crunchy percussion licks, rich chords and a glitchy, low-slung core groove throughout ‘Bubbles’ on the flip to close the package in fine fashion.
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Boom Jack
- A2. Keep On Dancing (Shaun Reeves Remix)
- B1. Keep on Dancing
- B2. VQ Infinity Dub
This June will see the release of Deadbeat's "Jacks and Slow Dances" EP on Visionquest Records.
Deadbeat AKA Scott Monteith is a veteran producer currently residing in the ever inspiring city that is Berlin. No stranger to the Visionquest imprint, "Jack's and Slow Dances" follows his 2015 release on the same label, entitled The Jacks EP. His latest effort is comprised of 3 originals that are perfectly complimented by a remix from Visionquest co-head Shaun Reeves.
Monteith has been releasing critically acclaimed records since 2000 and has carefully sculpted a dub-laden sound that is uniquely his own and instantly recognizable. He has performed all over the world including top festivals like Sonar, Transmediale, Waking Life and Mutek. The esteemed labels he's released on include Cynosure, scape, Revolver, Wagon Repair and his own BLKRTZ.
The EP kicks off with massive bass, big toms and cascading synths and effects that build with the "Boom Jack" vocal, until diving into a driving kick. The patient tension continues and the repeated synths rise and fall as the rhythm of the vocal becomes more frequent and more manic, sure to excite the dance floor. For the A2 Shaun Reeves' remix of "Keep On Dancing" drops a 4/4 kick on the track and adds a classic Berlin low slung bass line that bumps along with some added sub bass, while delayed keys drift across the top. It's perfect for summer sessions at Club Der Visionaire, which is a frequent haunt for both artists.
The B side kicks off with the original mix of "Keep On Dancing", and sounds as though the listener is dropped into some remote jungle in the middle of the night. Monteith's beautiful and casual vocal arrives drenched in reverb while the minimal percussion accompanies his thoughts along the way. The song continues through the night as an arpeggiated bass synth leads the listener toward the 4/4 kick and the delightfully swung hi-hats that follow. The EP is rounded out by "VQ Infinity Dub, an uptempo jam that starts with his mature building of percussion and cascading synths and vocals that drive and pulsate the track forward. Foregoing the typical use of the big clap/snare, Montieth instead relies on the kick and shakers to keep the track moving and it just goes to show how effective his unique and unconventional his style can truly be.
- A1. Don’t Hesitate feat Oli Gosh
- A2. Don’t Hesitate feat Oli Gosh (Dub Mix)
- B1. Tied feat. Danielle Moore
- B2. Tied feat. Danielle Moore (PBR Streetgang Remix)
One half of esteemed house duo Waifs and Strays, Amos, launches his new alias: Part Time Lover. Debuting on Crosstown Rebels with Don’t Hesitate, the EP is a stunning six track release that features vocals from Danielle Moore and Oli Gosh, as well as remixes from PBR Streetgang.
The EP opens with Don’t Hesitate. A pure house groover, Oli Gosh’s vocals provide the track with a seductive flare, whilst the swinging bassline rolls alongside dynamic pulsing keys. Second up is the dub version of Don’t Hesitate. Stripped back yet still wholesome, the mix features whirring pads. Tied comes next, as Danielle Moore’s incredible soulful vocals coat the record with a dance-ready warmth. PBR Streetgang are first up on remix duties, providing
an acid-flecked reinterpretation of Tied that harks back to the 80s with electro-like synths and distorted kicks, before their dub mix continues in a similarly driving vein.
English vocalist Oli Gosh has featured on Dutch house music label Armada Deep. Danielle Moore has been the lead singer of Crazy P since 2002, releasing on the likes of Wolf Music Recordings and Smoke ‘N’ Mirrors. PBR Streetgang released their standout album Late Night Party Line last year on the esteemed Skint label.
- A. Together More
- B. Together More (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Greetings Sisters and Brothers...
Welcome back to the global entertainment franchise that is Birdscarer.
We return with a product of the sublime magick that is created by the alchemy of circumstance. Boy meets girl in an acid house (in this case Glasgow's Berkeley Suite), a collaboration is planned; and after a slgiht fermentation due to my procrastination and slackness, Scott Fraser and Louise Quinn's "Together More" is now in your trembling digits. Enjoy.
Andrew Weatherall. May 2019
- A1. Three Blocks
- A2. On The Ave
- B1. Image Nation
- B2. Realness
If you make it out of this one, you're not deep enough. One of our very own, Loods, drops back in for Steel City Dance Discs Volume 11, resurfacing with four turbulent drifters.
SCDD011 echoes everything the Loods moniker has become synonymous with: Emotive, hands-in-the-air house, billowing with nostalgic breaks and waves of uplifting melody.
Support from Tom Trago, Amtrac, Doppel, Commandeur, Casino Gold, Marco Carola c/o, Claude VonStroke c/o, Playmode / Charlie Chuxx, Dro Carey, The Journey, Lonely Boy, Dave / CamelPhat, Luca Bacchetti, James Pepper AU, PBR Streetgang, Gab Rhome, Detlef, Prequel, David Hohme, Jacques Greene, Joris Voorn, Mark Knight c/o, Huxley, CC: DISCO!, Gene Farris, Richie Hawtin c/o, Riva Starr c/o, Oscar de Lima, Kristina Sky, Monty McGaw, Erick Morillo c/o, Doc Martin, The Magician, Skream, Lane 8, Roger Sanchez, Friend Within, Blake Jarrell, Mano Le Tough, Michael / Chordashian, Mat.Joe, Cody Currie, Blond:ish, Tom / Groove Armada, Severino / Horse Meat Disco, Bixel Boys, Steve Lawler c/o, Cut Snake, Pat Lok, Disclosure,
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Tonja Dantzler - In And Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden Mix)
- A2. Tonja Dantzler - In And Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden Mix - Shan & Gerd Janson Edit)
- B1. Geoffrey Williams - Sex Life (Armand's Abstract Da Funk Mix)
- B2. Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon - Freak Like Me (Armand Van Helden Remix)
4 To The Floor is 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. The third edition of the series pays homage to one of the most heralded names in house music - Armand Van Helden. While Armand’s productions like ‘U Don’t Know Me’ and ‘Bonkers’ have soared to #1, he has remained a true legend of the underground. One of the most illustrious remixers in the game, this 12” package celebrates this part of Armand’s skillset. Kicking off the A-side is his remix of the 1993 club anthem by Tonja Dantzler ‘In And Out Of My Life’, followed by Shan & Gerd Janson’s edit which amplifies the Armand’s remix even further. On the flip is a classic bouncing house and garage sound from 1997 on Armand’s remix of Geoffrey Williams’ ‘Sex Life’, followed by the more recent Armand remix of Lee Walker vs. DJ Deeon’s ‘Freak Like Me’ – an explosive club track that was championed by everyone from Marco Carola to Annie Mac.
- A1. Pierre's Fantasy Club - I Can't Stop For You
- A2. Mickey Oliver & Joe Magic - Take It To The Top
- B1. Mickey Oliver - I Need A Beat (To Turn Me On)
- B2. Phortune - House Rights (Fight For It)
- C1. Ralphi Rosario - Suavesito
- C2. Mickey Oliver - Anticipate
- D1. Mickey Oliver Featuring Darci 'Mor - Lost Me Boy
- D2. Jamie - I Want Your Love
It’s 1989 in Chicago, House is sweeping the world.
Mickey Oliver, radio and club DJ star with the Hot Mix 5 and owner of the (now legendary) Hot Mix 5 Records decides to drop a compilation on M Records, a division of Hot Mix 5 Records he created in 1988.
“Sweet House Chicago” is the result - a perfect snapshot of Chicago in the late Eighties (all the way down to the front cover picture taken at one of Mickey’s gig).
It features 8 incredible tracks produced by the who’s who of Chicago House at the time: Dj Pierre, Mickey Oliver, Phortune, Ralphi Rosario and more…
The track “I Need A Beat” being an actual Larry Heard production that was made for Mickey Oliver.
So here it is, reissued for the first time by Still Music, on a yellow colored vinyl DLP while the CD includes two bonus tracks including the magnificent “Anticipate 12” Remix” by Mickey Oliver.
Chicago’s House has never been so sweet!
- A. JKriv - Aguaxirê
- B1. Ive Brussell (JKriv Rework)
- B2. Deep Cove View (JKriv Edit)
Rocksteady Disco is extremely excited to release this multi-faceted EP from one of American dance music’s most prolific musical minds: JKriv. First up, is “Aguaxirê”— a deep Afro-Brazilian house cut in praise of the Yoruban orisha Oya. Full of moody Detroit-style pads, driving percussion, acid basslines, live trumpet (performed by Escort mainstay Nathan Warner), and an expertly plucked sample, this 9 minute odyssey is crafted for ecstatic dance floor use. Moving to the B side, we hear J rework the música popular brasileira classic “Ive Brussel” into a pool-side day party anthem, complete with a full overdub of the bassline by J with his Fender Jazz bass. Following that is a traditional deejay edit of “Deep Cove View”, a breezy and chilled out Brazilian jazz fusion cut with plenty of piano, slap bass, and vocal scatting. J flexes his production, performance, and arrangement prowess here, delivering 3 tracks ready for the party, the after hours, or the after-after hours.
- A1. 79249 Intro
- A2. They Will
- B1. Tell Me Are We w/ WhoMadeWho
- B2. Lavender Boogie
Making a hotly-anticipated return to the Innervisions fold two years on from his acclaimed EP Hall Of Violence, Keinemusik founder Rampa also reveals a stunning return to form. His impeccable programming of club-ready beats, complex melodies and both sung and spoken words are at the very core of They Will EP.
- A1. Aboy
- A2. Yes
- B1. Stars
- B2. Cry Baby
Brand new Hobbes Music signing from Tokyo, Kota Motomura is a slightly mysterious character with an ear for idiosyncratic music that runs the gamut from Exotica and Jazz to House and Techno. Highly original, it all adds up to a confection perhaps best described as Balearic. This is his second release.
Motomura started sending the label demos in late 2017, off the back of the success of international underground hit Web Of Intrigue (from Leonidas & Hobbes’ last EP, The Rags Of Time). These demos immediately pricked up the ears of label boss Hobbes (already enamoured by Japanese culture, following a couple of Far Eastern DJing tours, Spring ‘17 & Autumn ‘16 - a love affair reflected in his choice of fellow Japanese artist Sayori Wada to create the sleeve for HM010). Hobbes asked to hear more demos. These were also good and the pair agreed on an EP release. And then the line went dead... for more than six months. When Motomura got back in touch, he explained that he had been sick (and would soon be returning to hospital). In any case, label scheduling and other commitments meant it hasn't been possible to release this music until now.
Opening track ‘Aboy’ sets you afloat down a psychedelic stream, plucked strings lulling you into a dreamy state, while the occasional image from some long-forgotten Miyazaki film flows past. It’s a rare gem, sounding a bit like few things from the past but like nothing else out there right now. A2 ‘Yes’ ups the tempo and adds beats, saxophone and vox but is no less unusual, occasional bird calls and other fx dropping into a mix which gets stranger as it progresses over for a marathon ten minutes. Accelerating hyper-actively towards the end, it’s sure to leave a few DJs scratching their heads...
The B-side is a bit straighter: opening track Stars is a bossa nova style house number with infectious piano motifs, while B2 Cry Baby sounds a bit like Carl Craig’s seminal ‘Throw’ re-imagined with different vocal and a wonky piano. Bonus track Satellites (download only) is the kind of low-slung plodder Detroit legend Theo Parrish might drop in one of his warm-up sets, all solid groove and scat-style vocal fx with a nagging keyboard refrain and featherlight shakers against a HEAVY bottom end. And secondary bonus Return (download only) is the kind of bonkers techno bizniz Maurice Fulton or Pepe Bradock might dream up when they're feeling a bit goofy...
‘Loove this. Super music’ LAURENT GARNIER
'Absolutely bonkers this release, absolutely loving it! The whole EP, it's like this kind of vibe. It's amazing. Will play another track on the show next week' TOM RAVENSCROFT played 'Yes' on BBC 6MUSIC, 31.5.19
'The tracks are amazing! For real! Really very very good and weird music! I don’t know how when but i’ll try to support the whole album, is amazing!' BAWRUT
'This is great. Very high quality. Sometimes music is very hit or miss for me - this is a hit. This guy is very talented. Will play something on Rinse for sure' RED RACK EM
‘Sounds lovely. I really like it’ JIM STANTON (Horse Meat Disco)
'This is ace, will support for sure' PHAT PHIL COOPER (Nu Northern Soul Sessions; Cafe del Mar, Ibiza)
‘Yeah I'd definitely play this. Aboy and Stars are the ones that caught my ear :)’ BILL BREWSTER (DJ History)
‘Interesting stuff’ Played on Beats in Space, 16.4.19 TIM SWEENEY
'Thanks for the music. Yes is my favorite, I find Aboy interesting. Cheers from Milan' LEO MAS (Original Amnesia Resident & Ibiza Legend)
‘Really digging Stars and Satellites’ NICK THE RECORD (Various Int.)
'All sound great. Think Aboy is my favourite' PHIL MISON (Balearic Legend)
'Nice work on this one - sounds like a lovely mini-album. Very trippy and hypnotic in all the right places. Thanks for sending!' THE REVENGE (Glasgow/Int.)
'Cry Baby is the one for me just now thank you' JONNY ROCK (Brighton/Int.)
'These are f**king bonkers! Love it! SEAN JOHNSTON (A Love From Outer Space)
‘I like the first 2 tracks, they're very cool indeed. Congrats on the release’ CEDRIC ‘WOO’ LASSONDE (Beauty & The Beat)
'Lovely stuff this, particularly dig the Stars track but whole EP is great' CRAIG SMITH (6th Borough Project)
‘This sounds v interesting!’ ALI OOFT (Glasgow/Int.)
'I love Stars.' GARETH SOMMERVILLE (Athens Of The North, Edinburgh/Int.)
‘Thanks, that sounds really interesting. Particularly like the first track (reminds me of Durutti Column) and Stars’ BALEARIC MIKE (Balearic Legend)
'This bonkers track' - 'Yes' featured in 'The 25 best songs of the month of May' on NIALLER9.COM
'Free floating on moistened tropical air that blows between the rainforests and the Balearics... great showcase of exotic, lush and more mysterious.. propels origins of House & Techno into curious directions' MONOLITH COCKTAIL
- A1. Tutu Atrash – It went too far Girl
- A2. Mulya – Orinoko
- A3. La Guardia De La Luz - Ts'unu'un
- B1. Ditian - Paranoia
- B2. Impérieux - Mehmed
- B3. Kris Davis – Through The Door
The second part of 'Path Integral' paves the way for six new tracks, ready to be discovered, ready to be played out, ready to hit the zeitgeist and ready to give a set an advanced whiff without sounding pretentious.
Techno / Electro
- A1. Frontinn - Superficies Externas
- A2. Davis - Surrounding The Fire
- B1. Vermelho - 3am (Odd Edit)
- B2. Zopelar - Show Trash
This is the first release of ODDiscos, the newborn label representing Sao Paulos' infamous
ODD event series! The various arists release showcases the who's who of the Brazilian
electronic music scene.
- A1. Lon Lon Night Vision
- A2. Night Stinger
- B. Lon Lon Night Vision (LH Remix)
Wilted Woman is a producer whose left-field approach to electronic music emerges from an experimentally minded and refreshingly unapologetic attitude, forged on the punk and DIY scenes of the East Coast of the United States, and more recently, Berlin. Across her debut release for Phantasy, she contributes two unpredictable and outlandish cuts of hyper-modern club culture, complimented by a remix from fellow outsider alchemist, Laurel Halo.
‘Lon Lon Night Vision’ is a creeping, industrial interpretation of acid sounds, peeling away layers of tension to reveal a melody straight from the cold heart of a John Carpenter soundtrack, resolving in uniquely dystopian funk.
‘No Stinger’ immediately unleashes a burrowing, cybernetic ear-worm of a hook, biochemically blossoming into a sublime, undulating landscape of contemporary trance, rich in ideas and sonic euphoria.
Finally, Laurel Halo turns the screws on the original mix of Lon Lon Night Vision, extracting an almost impossibly taut slice of techno, building raw tension towards a blistering rush of electro psychedelia.
DJ Support from Errol Alkan and the Phantasy Sounds DJ's
- A1. Formant
- A2. Neural Map
- B1. Unconditional Perceptive Act
- B2. Unknown Totality
Retina.it debut on Nonplus Records, with five tracks of analogue driven Techno/Electronic music.
- A1. Wonderer
- A2. Wonderer (Cari Lekebusch Remix)
- B1. Phrases
- B2. Phrases (M.R.E.U.X Remix)
Phrases ep on Blumoog cat.N.10 features 2 tracks from Alexi Delano/Marko Nastic and 2 remixes respectively from Cari Lekebusch a2 and M.R.E.U.X b2.
“Wonderer” opens up on the A side with a distorted and compressed kick together with an intricate bass. All of this falls into place when the sharp and well programmed percussions come into play alongside with a mysterious and liquid sounding element.
Scandinavian techno legend Cari Lekebusch “Wonderer remix ”is on the a2. Solid techno grooves and consistent with his early “Hybrid” style. Heavy!!
Slightly mellower approach on “Phrases” from Delano/Nastic on b1. After an ethereal chorus break, a change of pace that makes this tune a worthwhile experience.
No-nonsense, clean, pounding and percussive techno from M.R.E.U.X. who is able (again) to assemble a super ep, this time with a certain Swedish feel to it.
Press / media updates to follow
- A. Arcadia
- B. Verstek
BVBYLON debuts on Rekids with two cavernous techno cuts entitled ‘ARCADIA’.
Little is known about BVBYLON except, like his name, his background is Arabic. ‘ARCADIA’ is a powerful production complete with booming kicks, animated stabs and squelchy effects geared perfectly for the sets of techno titans like Radio Slave. On the flip, ‘VERSTEK’ is more twisted in comparison with its tantalizing synths, ominous atmospherics and rumbling low end.
- A1. Untitled
- A2. Untitled
- A3. Untitled
- B1. Untitled
- B2. Untitled
- B3. Untitled
- B4. Untitled
Soundscape Versions presents the second installment on its sub-label Mystic Versions with seven unknown cuts by different artists from across the globe - produced and performed by using analog hardware gear. From ambient soundscapes to experimental bass music and driven techno excursions.
- A1. Ghe Thou
- B1. Opaque
Soundscape Versions proudly presents the reissue treatment of Bessiekat EP on sublabel Analog Versions with two fresh banging analog hardware Techno jams.
- A1. Faune - VH
- A2. Faune - Concrete
- B1. Faune - Untitled
- B2. Faune - W/Soon
Soundscape Versions pres. Faune EP on sub-label Analog Versions with four deep and dusty atmospheric Techno cuts. Vinyl only! Analog Versions was founded to create a platform to releasing a wide scope of electronic music produced by using analog hardware gear.
Hardcore / Jungle
- 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.
- A Final Conflict (93 Dubplate Mix)
- B The Killer ('93 PA Mix)
TANGO & RATTY ('93 DUBPLATE MIXES)
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
- 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.
GenresDiscoRecord Store Day
- A1. Punkin Machine - I Need You Tonight
- B1. Suzy Q - Tonight (Remix)
- B2. Suzy Q - Tonight (Instrumental)
Double header reissue heat from the Unidisc back catalogue! One of the most in demand titles from the cult Canadian labels repertoire - Punkin Machine’s “I Need You Tonight” was first heard in the clubs in 1981 and received anthemic status, finding new favour with DJ's in the early 2000's excavating the wide world of Disco (the track featured on DFA's legendary Fabric mix CD in 2007). Copies of this instantly recognisable disco bomb are very tough to come by and are now going for big money in the second hand market with 100’s of wants, and for good reason! The track was later covered by Suzy Q, who’s version entitled “Tonight”, is included here on the flip side in both the original vocal and dub / instrumental versions. Both tracks on this double header have been re mastered from the original tapes held in Unidisc’s Montreal HQ for maximum sonic Discotheque playback! Essential and hot tracks for dancers and disc jocks alike!