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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco / Downtempo

    House / Tech-House

    Techno

    Hardcore / Breakbeat

    Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

    Represses


    TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco / Downtempo

    ARTISTCarl Bean
    TITLEI Was Born This Way (Moplen Dubs)
    LABELWest End Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WEBMG07RX
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. I Was Born This Way (Moplen Dub #1)
    2. B. I Was Born This Way (Moplen Dub #2)

    West End records open the vaults to their enviable catalogue once again with some of today's top remixers at the controls.
    Italian remixer extraordinaire Moplen gives us 2 sumptuous dub reworkings of Carl Bean's disco classic and gay liberation anthem 'I was born this way'.

    Originally issued in 1977 on Motown, 'I was born this way' sees the reverend Carl Bean singing out on behalf of the gay community, preaching an uplifting and soulful message of acceptance. Bean was known as one of the founders of Unity Fellowship Church Movement in LA - a haven and religious space for LGBTQ people of colour and for his admirable and tireless work with people suffering with AIDS. The track was naturally a huge Disco hit and eventually became an all-time classic in the house world via the deft sampling of the roof-raising melodies in tracks such as Pal Joey / Earth People's 'Dance' and more. Moplen's sublime and contemporary dubs reference and respect the track's dancefloor heritage, updating this classic in the way only he knows how. Another new essential from the WE catalogue.

    Fully licensed, sanctioned and released by Above Board distribution and West End Records, 2020. Accept no imitations!


    ARTISTZakmina
    TITLEChurch Of Madness (Inc. Gnork Remix)
    LABELFutureboogie Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.FBR077
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Church Of Madness
    2. A2. Déjà vu
    3. B1. Church Of Madness (Gnork’s Ezoteric Breakdance Remix)
    4. B2. Running Amore

    Cosmic dance and spatial atmospherics are at the very centre of Zakmina’s productions, as the Lithuanian producer readies an appetizing EP for Dave Harvey’s Futureboogie, backed with a remix from the always on-point Gnork.

    With releases already wetting our ears on Critical Monday, XXX and Roam Recordings, Zakmina spreads his wings across three new cuts. ‘Church Of Madness’ pumps with oodles of new beat drums and soaring synths, anchored by a fat arpeggiated bassline, whilst ‘Déjà vu’ is a first class chugger, its drums as big as 80’s shoulder pads, with glacial keys and breezy vocals comprising the seductive sensations on offer here.

    The Balearic synth-pop vibes of ‘Running Amore’ complete the trio of originals from Zakmina, whilst Gnork lays down the lino and tweaks ‘Church Of Madness’ into a solid 808 drum driven ‘Ezoteric Breakdance’ Remix. The Hungarian producer, responsible for some killer releases on Lone’s Magicwire label, Unknown To The Unknown, as well as his own Earth Plates imprint, delivers a futuristic b-boy re-working that’s heady and exhilarating right off the bat.


    ARTISTJohnny Guitar Watson
    TITLEA Real Mother For Ya (Inc. Ben Liebrand Remix)
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS493
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Essential Mix)
    2. B1. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Jackin' Mix)
    3. B2. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Go To A Disco Version)

    Strap yourself in and get ready to blast off into the stratosphere on the rocket ship that is; A Real Mother For Ya” by Johnny Guitar Watson.

    High Fashion Music are proud to present these new re-issues. After bringing the Old Skool remixes to you, now Ben Liebrand demonstrates why he’s one of the best dance music producers around with a variety of hot mixes that manage to tick all the right boxes and subtly offer a little something for everyone.

    The Nu Disco versions pick up the pace. There are three to choose from. The ‘Essential Mix’ incorporates a pulsating, bumping vibe with rolling loops and an authentic disco drum section to create an infectious groove that’s amplified with a killer vocal and delivers a sure fired dance floor bomb. The ‘Jackin Mix’ is the more traditional low slung Philly, Funk, boogie style vibe that oozes brass and class. A lovely slap guitar, orchestral stabs and horn section compliment vocal to perfection and make this version a must-have for all serious Disco heads. Finally, the ‘Go To A Disco Mix’ adds to the Essential vibe, with more horn and a bit more funk.

    This is pure future boogie gold!


    ARTISTCatz 'n Dogz
    TITLEMoments
    LABELPets Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.PETS121
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Down Tempo
  • Indie Dance
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sunrise feat. James Yuill
    2. A2. Life
    3. A3. Nothing
    4. A4. Meditate feat. Heather Chelan
    5. A5. Moment feat. Angienowak
    6. A6. Listen
    7. A7. Love
    8. B1. Memories
    9. B2. Sleep feat. Demetrius
    10. B3. Time feat. Jaw
    11. B4. It’s OK
    12. B5. Tomorrow 

    Catz 'n Dogz are back with album 'Moments'. Written and recorded in the midst of this crisis. Twelve tracks form the backbone to this wide-spanning sonic journey that document the highs and lows of this time. Drawn out of their comfort zone, it's safe to say this shift in their creative paradigm resonates throughout 'Moments'. Inviting you to gaze deeper inside, the album floats in a haze of dreaminess and cottony serenity. Though seemingly simple, the track titles point at themes more complex and universal that will strike a chord with every soul.

    Traversed by a vaporous jazz vibe and highlighting an obvious lean towards laid-back atmospheres, 'Moments' effortlessly alternates between. Lo slung house 'Sunrise' features James Yuill, the heavy-lidded, funky bass-heavy 'Memories' and the rolling brass anthem 'Time', in collaboration with Jaw - and more doped up trip-hop-ness. 'Life', the slo-mo chugger that will get the feels on alert, the chillax of 'Nothing' and 'Love,' and the luscious 'Moment' feat. Angelika Nowak, a sample-heavy, soul jam whose naive charm will prove hard to resist, even for the stonehearted.

    Catz 'n Dogz explore inwards the heart's non-spoken spheres, where the pop-infused hip-hop 'Meditate' introduces Heather Chelan. A more personal affair 'Listen' makes for a playful interlude. 'It's OK' invites you to let go of the shame at shedding tears, a memorable cut with its joyful whistling, elated guitar riffs and rousing bass.

    To close off this sonic micro-odyssey, 'Tomorrow' casts a spell of positiveness. With blazing synth lines and robotised talk, unfolds an anthem for tomorrow's world. One where music holds the crucial place it's always had. So be the kids' dreams, the person they want to be in the future. Be Batman, be a firefighter, be a rock star.


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTJamie Clarke
    TITLEMirror Talk EP (Inc. Pablo Mateo / CasaNova / Philippa Remixes)
    LABELEither Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.EIT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mirrortalk
    2. A2. Mirrortalk (Pablo Mateo Remix)
    3. B1. Mirrortalk (CasaNova Remix)
    4. B2. Mirrortalk (Philippa X-Wing Starfighter Remix)

    Jamie Clarke is a producer, musician and DJ. His label Either// hosts his recent work. Its first release, ‘Mirror Talk’, features remixes by Pablo Mateo, Casanova, and Philippa with early support from Tensnake, Ame, Piem, Joyce Muniz, Alinka, DJ T, Acid Pauli, Gene Farris bc, Severino… You can find earlier work appearing on diverse labels of favoured artists. “The Gene Krupa of electronic music” an admirer commented of his style: rolling, syncopated, digressive but ultimately melodic. Now, late 80s, a dark Detroit basement, eyes shut, the pound and sweep of that sound - you’re there.

    Residencies at home in Dublin include The Pod, Hospital and his own UP!, the renowned rooftop party. He regularly guests across the continent and has projects in development in the US. In recent years the Reykjavik music scene has been a second home where Kaffebarrinn is a favourite haunt.

    Either// is music label and more: catch-all company for music, art, happenings, mind-expanding experiences.eitherrecords.com


    ARTISTGerd Janson and Jacques Renault
    TITLEGerd Janson's Jacque'd Toolbox
    LABELLet's Play House
    CATALOGUE NO.LPHWHT20RMX2
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Just Wanna Pry
    2. A2. Never Saw Never
    3. A3. Movin' Kinda Screwy
    4. One More Slice (Gerd Tool 4)
    5. B2. One More Slam

    Following our first BK Club Beats remix EP is a Gerd Janson solo affair, an assortment of tracks that
    reinterpret and reimagine the fundamental component of Jacques Renault’s last album.

    It’s called Gerd Janson’s Jacque’d Toolbox for a reason. We’ll let you use your imagination and figure out what it is. Little bit of something for everyone here, though—disco, house, dirty beats.


    ARTISTJeigo
    TITLEWe Are Not Nothing EP
    LABELPets Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.PETS124
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. We Are Not Nothing
    2. A2. Far Away
    3. B1. FS Melody
    4. B2. Beyond

    Having spent the last few years working in the industry at places such as Phonica, Rye Wax, Worldwide FM & Juno Records, Jeigo’s wide palette and deep crates are evident through his nostalgic, euphoric and melancholic productions.

    Focusing on the melodic influences from the sounds of London, Detroit, Berlin, Tokyo and beyond. His eclectic tastes are thoroughly represented in his tracks, with his tendency towards carefully selected emotive samples and rhythms that straddles the void between house, UKG, techno and breaks, to create a unqiue sound that is equally fresh and nostalgic.

    With releases on labels such as air miles, Valby Rotary, Shadow City Records and more, there is much more in store in the forthcoming future from the London bred artist and DJ.


    ARTISTCasey Spillman
    TITLEBit More Raggo EP
    LABELLOCUS
    CATALOGUE NO.LCS004
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. What I Say
    2. A2. Gambling Man
    3. B1. Humidity Metre
    4. B2. Commands

    Rising London-based talent Casey Spillman debuts on LOCUS with his latest four-track EP, ‘Bit More Raggo’.

    A hotly-tipped name within the UK house and minimal scene, London’s Casey Spillman continues to impress as one of the city’s key emerging DJs, producers and label owners. Founder of his own blossoming imprint Temperature, his releases and remixes via the likes of e1ven records, Sukhumvit and Infuse have gained support from a long list of the scene’s key players - solidifying his growing profile as one of FUSE’s key up-and-coming talents, whilst featuring across a string of their infamous events within the UK capital. Next up, Spillman’s latest outing welcomes a debut on recently launched FUSE imprint LOCUS, delivering four typically impressive cuts in the form of his ‘Bit More Raggo’ EP.

    Opening cut ‘What I Say’ delivers a moody, up-front production armed with metallic percussion licks, resonant chords and driving low-ends, whilst the skipping hats and sweeping key leads of the slick ‘Gambling Man’ reveal a classy yet warping journey to close out the A-side. On the flip, ‘Humidity Meter’ introduces a hypnotic combination of shuffling percussion atop of escalating electronics and squelching bass patterns, before closing proceedings via the tripped-out vocals, crisp, raw drum shots and menacing bassline of final track, ‘Commands’.


    ARTISTAnané
    TITLEGet On The Funk Train (Produced by Louie Vega) (Inc. Michael Gray & Mark Knight / Todd Terry Remixes)
    LABELNervous Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NER24858
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Get On The Funk Train (Louie Vega Original Mix)
    2. B1. Get On The Funk Train (Michael Gray and Mark Knight Remix)
    3. B2. Get On The Funk Train (Todd Terry Freeze Mix)

    Anané Electrifies With New Version of Dancefloor Classic “Get On The Funk Train”

    Known worldwide as one of the New York City’s most vibrant, charismatic and talented producer / DJs, Anané is uniquely positioned to bring light to the 1977 Number 1 Disco Hit “Get On The Funk Train,” originally released by the Munich Machine and produced by the renowned Giorgio Moroder

    In addition to being a singer Anané is also DJ with residencies in New York, Ibiza and Naples. She knows how to move the dancefloor and how to elevate the mood of the room from first creating the vibe to getting the crowd into a groove; ultimately taking the dancefloor into full fledged party mode. Her strong and distinctive character can be traced to her experiences growing up in Cabo Verde’s capital city of Praia located on the island of Santiago during a time of extreme political strife, and to her many years of working hard to establish herself in the always competitive music industry. It takes a lot to tackle a classic and make it uniquely your own, but that’s exactly what Anané has accomplished with this fresh and vibrant new version of “Get On The Funk Train.”

    With her wealth of talent as a performer, Anané is also highly accomplished as a record label owner. Her Nulu and Nulu Electric imprints over many years have been the source of some of the most played and sought after club bombs in the Afro House genre that is currently in vogue with DJs around the world. Her Nulu Movement line of merchandise represents the stylish, cutting edge fashion vibe of her NYC residency at Le Bain in the Standard Hotel, with designs created by Anané herself.

    As befitting an artist so well respected and admired in the community, the producer and remixer team behind this project consists of several of the most legendary and successful producers in the industry. The recording was originally produced by Grammy Award winning producer / artist Louie Vega, one of the world’s premier producers who has the rare distinctive of attaining massive success in multiple genres including House, Freestyle, R&B and just recently he has been focusing on revitalizing the great musical genre known as Disco. The production includes live strings arranged by two of the most highly accomplished members of NYC’s storied musical history Patrick Adams & Leroy Burgess, and electric guitar by Carlos Alomar, formerly David Bowie’s music director. Remixes were supplied by Todd Terry, a man who is known as one of the original New York City based producers who help create the House Music genre that we know today, and by the recently formed production team of Michael Gray and Mark Knight, two of England’s most respected and successful producer / DJs. These two stars of the industry have generated a uniquely groove focused remixer style that has had DJ’s worldwide eagerly waiting each new production.


    ARTISTAnané
    TITLEChapters Of Becoming... (Part One)
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR200
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Soulful House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Walking On Thin Ice (Louie Vega, Sébastien Grand, Alex Finkin Remix)
    2. A2. You Came Into My Life (Ralf Gum & Raw Artistic Soul Remix)
    3. B1. Bem Ma Mi (Louie Vega Remix)
    4. B2. Let Me Love You Featuring Mr. V (Masters At Work Mix)
    5. C1. Terra Longe
    6. C2. Rock The Cradle
    7. D1. Lets Get High (Life, Love, Music)
    8. D2. Love To Love You Baby (Anané's Funky House Remix)

    Billboard magazine describes her as “combining earthiness with glamour and roots - deep afro-house music knowledge with pop wise diversity, Anané, Cape Verdean born dj / singer / songwriter, a blessed chameleon, has accomplished a great number of milestones, which includes singing the opening song “One Dream” at Super Bowl XLI with Louie Vega & their group Elements Of Life, special invited dj at Obama’s Ambassadors Inugaural Ball in Washington, her dj residency with her night “The Ritual” at Heart in Ibiza, her Nulu Movement residency at LeBain NYC, a full length solo album and CEO of her own imprints Nulu & Nulu Electronic which boasts nearly 100 impressive releases and signing artists from all parts of Africa, Europe, and South America. Whether djing, recording in studios, songwriting or singing live with the Elements Of Life, Anané has utilized all of these platforms to express herself freely. 2020, 17 years later since her first studio session she has a repertoire of over 50 recordings, and has toured the world many times over. Today she has come together with Vega Records (the label of her first ever release) with her new Album project, “Chapters Of Becoming...” Anané, which transcends through her evolution of the artist and woman she is today. A 21 track collection of her hottest originals, remixes and new remixes by Manoo, Mike Dunn (also a cameo vocal), David Morales (with an Unreleased Mix), and a special Detroit re-work by “Godson” AKA Rick Wilhite.


    ARTISTJoseph Edmund / Alvaro AM / Kabbina / Campbell Fryer
    TITLEIssues VA 001
    LABELissues
    CATALOGUE NO.ISSVA001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE04/12/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Minimal
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Joseph Edmund - It's On
    2. A2. Alvaro AM - Activate
    3. B1. Kabbina - Amnesia
    4. B2. Campbell Fryer - Moody

    With music from a mix of talented producers, ISSUES is about to release their first ever VA vinyl only limited edition compilation. Each quarter there will be a VA which will contain the best selling tracks of each release and it will also be a way to showcase the sound of the label and promote the artists.

    On the A side artists there is Joseph Edmund “It’s ON” track which has Josephs trademark sound with trippy breakdowns, strong buildups and heavy basslines and also Spanish producer Alvaro Am “Activate” reflecting his new renovate sound, offering an infectious vocal hook and a heavy bassline.

    Side B includes Kabbina’s “Amnesia” which effectively reflects the trio’s unique style. Using an unmistakable synth shot, prolific vocal and a wobbly bass line that complete the dynamic track and Campbell Fryer’s “Moody” which is a unique groovy tech house track that has appeared in many sets including Michael Bibi, Detlef, Steve Lawler to name a few.

    Limited copies, no repress


    ARTISTLeon
    TITLEDisco 3000
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC160
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Disco 3000
    2. B1. Groove It
    3. B2. T-House

    Italian mainstay Leon makes a long-awaited debut on Hot Creations with Disco 3000. Set for release on 9th October, the three-track EP draws inspiration from a range of influences, most notably the early American house scene.

    As the title suggests, Disco 3000 kicks things off in a feel-good fashion with punchy kick drums and an echoing lyric that states “making it for sure.” Groove It makes an appearance next, as spacey synths conjoin on a no-nonsense, up- tempo bassline to form a real peak-time dance number, before T-House rounds off proceedings with a fast-paced kick-hat backbone and infectious, echoing vocals.

    A regular in the electronic music scene for more than a decade, Leon is no stranger to producing dance floor ready house music, having released on the likes of Relief, Defected and Crosstown Rebels to name a few. Performances at places such as Sunwaves and Pacha have helped cement his standing as one of the true heavy-hitters, whilst his recent releases, including those on Crosstown Rebels and Moan Records, have further confirmed his reputation.


    ARTISTTurnstile & Mall Grab
    TITLEShare A View
    LABELLooking For Trouble
    CATALOGUE NO.LFT009
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Yes I Need My Generator
    2. A2. The Real Thing
    3. B1. I Wanna Be Blind

    "SHARE A VIEW” EP with Turnstile 12" edition out now.


    ARTISTNasser Baker
    TITLETribes of the Metronome
    LABELDirtybird
    CATALOGUE NO.DB240
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Tribes of the Metronome
    2. B. About You

    Nasser Baker’s talent precedes him. A handpicked protégé of Dennis Ferrer, the blossoming talent is now carving his own niche in the house space. His ascension continues today with the release of ‘Tribes Of The Metronome,’ marking his DIRTYBIRD debut.

    “Tribes Of The Metronome” uses sputtering bass and distorted vocals to make its impact, maintaining a consistent, yet driving pace that keeps energy levels high from start to finish. “About You” sees Baker laying on the heavy grooves, with a reverberated bassline, off-kilter synths, and crisp hi hats joining together with its vocal elements for a tech house piece with a classic flair. Both have been sought-after set weapons for Claude VonStroke, making their release particularly exciting for the DIRTYBIRD flock.

    Beyond his work with Dennis Ferrer, Nasser Baker’s keen ear for house has been recognized by plenty of industry greats. His ‘Say Something’ EP on Circus was an instant hit, receiving remixes from the likes of Paul Woolford and Rebūke. Nasser’s work has also appeared numerous times on Objektivity, and recently, he was tapped by Green Velvet for an EP on Relief. It’s clear this young producer is here to stay!


    ARTISTQueer on Acid & Robert Owens
    TITLEIn My Life / Take Me (Inc. Polymod / Fear-E Remixes)
    LABELTakeout
    CATALOGUE NO.TAK04V
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. In My Life (Vocal Mix)
    2. A2. In My Life (Polymod Remix)
    3. B1. Take Me (Vocal Mix)
    4. B2. Take Me (Fear-E's Juno What Remix)

    We’re proud to welcome Robert Owens and Queer On Acid to Takeout, who present a ‘double-A side’ release. 2 sublime pieces of vocal-house and techno which will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

    Robert’s hypnotic vocals weave between QoA’s beautiful production with both tracks enticing remixes from none other than in demand Fear-E, Polymod and MASC (Mark Archer & Shadow Child).

    The music does the talking here, and with a limited vinyl run (which excludes the MASC remix) to support a huge digital package, we’re excited to have such quality on the new label.

    Enjoy !


    ARTISTDouble Touch
    TITLEGreatest Day
    LABELAll Day I Dream
    CATALOGUE NO.ADID062
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    REPRESS29/01/2021
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Double Touch - Greatest Day feat. Reigan
    2. A2. Double Touch - All I Want feat. Reigan
    3. B1. Double Touch - Greatest Day feat. Reigan (Lost Desert Remix)

    These tracks are beautiful. We are sure you'll agree.

    Love, Leee


    ARTISTKiko Navarro
    TITLEE-MA GIN
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD017
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE18/12/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. E-MA GIN
    2. B. Sex & Love Affair

    After months in the making we would finally like to welcome Kiko Navarro into the Rocksteady Disco family with E-MA GIN (b/w Sex & Love Affair). Kiko is a man who really needs no introduction, so we're pretty excited to be bringing you two of his biggest previously unreleased dance floor bombs on a shiny sheet of black plastic.

    The A-side holds "E-MA GIN", an uplifting jazz-fusion tinged afro-house joint with live drums and Kiko's notorious dancefloor drive and pulse. On the flip is "Sex & Love Affair", a peak hour disco/house bomb with even some hints of Moroder nestled in there. Both tracks have been tearing up dance floors until the pandemic hit, and they've been delighting chat rooms for our radio shows. It's the life-affirming and sensual music you've come to expect from Rocksteady Disco, now from our hermano Kiko Navarro.


    Techno

    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLERave On Time EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Rave On Time
    2. A2. There's No One Left To Trust
    3. B1. The World Inside
    4. B2. Common Era
    5. B3. Wahr Ist Sie Dann

    Belgian tastemaker Charlotte de Witte returns to her own KNTXT to serve up the well regarded label's seventh EP. Rave On Time is about reminding us of the joys of being lost on the dance floor and is another hard hitting EP filled with her distinctive techno energy.

    Charlotte is at the centre of her own musical movement, with a hard hitting, no frills style. Her powerful grooves, whether solo or in collaboration with the likes of Chris Liebing, come laced with ambient and synth beauty. She has mesmerised crowds all over the world as well as at her own special KNTXT events, and has been as creative as ever during lockdown, as this new EP shows.

    Says the artist herself of this latest offering, "Rave On Time. Three words that probably have never been more relevant. In a time where raving feels like a distant memory, it seems increasingly important to bring music back in our lives, in reverse. Let's not forget where we came from and let's not lose hope. We'll be together again soon. Rave On Time."

    Opener Rave On Time is built on hammering, distorted kicks that bend you to their whim. Freaky vocals and monstrous hits add extra pressure and ensure you stay locked before shooting laser synths and retro hoover sounds bring the rave. There's No One Left To Trust keeps up the energy with scintillating synths rattling over rock solid drum programming that never lets up. The World Inside is brain frying material, with serrated synths firing out and growing ever more acid as the groove pounds on. Common Era is brilliant hands in the air acid-trance-techno that froths with energy and flashing strobes. Finally, vinyl only track 'Wahr Ist Sie Dann’ is a distorted, brain melting techno workout with brutalist kicks and vast walls of synths that are hugely powerful.

    As ever from de Witte, this is pure, unadulterated club music that makes a gargantuan impact.


    ARTISTSeemenot
    TITLEBorderline (Inc. Roman Flügel Remixes)
    LABELBrainstream Music
    CATALOGUE NO.BS2003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
    REPRESS05/02/2021
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Borderline
    2. A2. Borderline (Roman Flügel Acid Mix)
    3. B1. Borderline (Roman Flügel Remix)
    4. B2. Borderline (Roman Flügel Dub Mix)

    ‘Borderline’ is the debut single from hotly-tipped Jamaican-Canadian artist and musician, SeeMeNot. Released on 18 September, 2020 and accompanied by a remix from Roman Flügel, ‘Borderline’ is available via SeeMeNot’s own imprint, Brainstream. Her debut will be followed by the release of ‘Invisible Me’ produced by Peace Division’s Justin Drake, and ‘Chez Renee’, remixed by Joe Goddard, all in the coming months. A 21 st century house anthem, ‘Borderline’ is a stunning debut that shows the power of both SeeMeNot’s voice and her lyrics, and has been championed so far by Skream, Anja Schneider, Solomun, Adriatique, TSHA, Erol Alkan, Adana Twins, Monika Kruse, Andhim, Tim Sweeney, Chloé, Marco Carola, Digitalism, and many more.

    ‘Borderline’ was sampled on SeeMeNot’s July 2020 debut mixtape ‘Long Overdue: The Sound Of A Revolution’ along with an excerpt of the powerful speech by Tamika Mallory in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

    Reclaiming house music as a form of protest, ‘Long Overdue: The Sound Of A Revolution’ was SeeMeNot’s first creative work. Released via her Soundcloud page, ‘Long Overdue’ featured SeeMeNot singing a cappella over a mix from DJ Oliver Baptiste. The 30 minutes of music is the sound of a Black female artist detailing the journey of Black people from Fight to Flight, channeling the pain she’s experiencing – and experienced – into something beautiful that pays respect to her ancestors but serves as a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional healing through singing and music. Influences from country music to gospel are joined through a shared history of hymnals as both protest and healing music. SeeMeNot recently released a PSA on her YouTube featuring an acapella from the mixtape – “a childhood cover” of the late Ray Charles – paying homage to Black Lives Matter.


    ARTISTAmbien Baby
    TITLEMindkiss
    LABELNaff
    CATALOGUE NO.NAFF010
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mindkiss
    2. A2. Aventura ft Priori
    3. B1. T'Siento
    4. B2. Cosquillas

    Mind·kiss (/mīnd/kis/): To touch with the whole self as a sign of love, desire, reverence, or greeting. To meet another in a space of shared perception.
    Ambien Baby’s latest offering is a meditation on distance and the possibility of connection. Working across continents, the duo exchange ideas, rhythms, and melodies like love notes passed between life-long friends.


    ARTISTSam Interface
    TITLEPink Dolphins EP
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS2007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Underground
    2. A2. Finally (ft. Break)
    3. B1. Crud
    4. B2. Pink Dolphins

    Sam Interface (formerly known as SNØW) returns to the seminal R&S Records following the success of last year’s R&S Presents: More Time Records Vol 1, which was a 4 track compilation featuring Ahadadream, Bala Bala Boyz, Bryte & SNØW.

    He is the co-founder of London’s More Time Records, on which he has released much of his own music as SNØW (including collaborations with Zed Bias, Fox, Dread MC & more) and can also be found monthly on Rinse FM and Reprezent Radio playing a range of percussive genres including UK Funky, GQOM, Kuduro, Afrobeats and more.

    The name change takes him closer to his first alias Interface, under which he had DnB hits with the likes of DJ Die and more, he explains: “When i first released music back in my early DnB days I used the alias “Interface” and so many people still call me Sam Interface - it feels like the most natural name for me.”

    The lead track “Underground” (which samples an announcement from the tube) references a range of London-centric genres, combining polyrhythmic percussion with an extremely upfront bass sound which draws influence from and exxagerates recent drill productions.

    “Finally”, a collaboration with an old friend & prolific DnB producer Break follows, bringing frantic motion to the release. The third track “Crud” utilises Sam’s signature gully bass production, flooding the speakers with low end on the drop. The EP wraps up with “Pink Dolphins” - a euphoric dancefloor moment which channels the energy and emotion of jungle, drawing on some of Sam’s earliest rave influences.


    ARTISTUnknown
    TITLEMystic Versions 05
    LABELMystic Versions
    CATALOGUE NO.MVER05
    FORMATCassette
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Electronica
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Unknown - Untitled
    2. A2. Unknown - Untitled
    3. A3. Unknown - Untitled
    4. B1. Unknown - Untitled
    5. B2. Unknown - Untitled
    6. B3. Unknown - Untitled
    7. B4. Unknown - Untitled

    Soundscape Versions pres. the 5th installment on its sublabel Mystic Versions with seven cuts
    produced and performed using all analogue hardware gear.


    ARTISTUnknown
    TITLEMystic Versions 06
    LABELMystic Versions
    CATALOGUE NO.MVER06
    FORMATCassette
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Electronica
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Unknown - Untitled
    2. A2. Unknown - Untitled
    3. A3. Unknown - Untitled
    4. B1. Unknown - Untitled
    5. B2. Unknown - Untitled
    6. B3. Unknown - Untitled

    Soundscape Versions pres. the 6th installment on its sublabel Mystic Versions with six cuts
    produced and performed using all analogue hardware gear.


    Hardcore / Breakbeat

    ARTISTOut Of Order
    TITLEThe Dark Sheep
    LABELNot On Label
    CATALOGUE NO.P19J202
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. The Dark Sheep
    2. B. Right Guard (ReDub)

    Classic dark hardcore-jungle from ‘93

    Released in conjunction with The Music Preservation Society


    Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

    ARTISTColyn
    TITLEPatterns EP
    LABELAfterlife
    CATALOGUE NO.AL043
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Patterns (ft. Maurits Colijn)
    2. A2. Merging Realities
    3. B1. Protect Me
    4. B2. Exo

    Colyn develops his unique sound with a second EP for Afterlife.

    On ‘Patterns’, he weaves the emotive vocals of his brother Maurits Colijn around a downbeat rhythm and dreamy, synth melody. It sets the tone for a euphoric set of creations which draw from diverse influences and a rich sonic palette. The following tracks dial up the intensity, showing the more club-focused edge to Colyn’s talents. They are radiant and uplifting; delicately balanced on the border of styles, it’s a space Colyn can call his own.


    ARTISTMike Steva
    TITLEThe Sound Of The Sun EP
    LABELInnervisions
    CATALOGUE NO.IV95
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dawn Of A New Day
    2. A2. Sound Of The Sun
    3. B1. Time Of Light
    4. B2. Baba Himalaya

    From his longtime association with Osunlade’s Yoruba Records imprint, Melbourne DJ/producer Mike Steva now delivers a quintessential cut of his own organic rhythms for Innervisions with The Sound Of The Sun EP.

    Draped in timeless sounds throughout, the EP opens with the unmistakable birdsong of the early hours atop a deep, chugging rhythm. The hypnotic minimalism of “Dawn Of A New Day” is sustained with floating key chords, before an unexpected turn at the halfway point blooms into thrumming synths, handclaps and murmurs. “The Sound Of The Sun” captures and keeps rich golden beams, guiding them to refract and resonate against glassy percussion and an urgent tech-infused beat. Distorted acoustic notes are stretched and warped, adding noirish desert tones in contrast to rising fever-pitch cymbals.

    “Time Of Light” then charges into view, raising the heat with peaktime energy as insect sounds are looped and transformed into a pulsing accompaniment. Bringing things to a steamy conclusion, “Baba Himalaya” borrows from tribal traditions to pay tribute to cross-cultural sounds, pulled forward by sweeping vocal solos and harmonic choruses.


    Represses

    ARTISTDeanne Day (Andrew Weatherall / David Harrow)
    TITLEThe Long First Friday / Hardly Breathe
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC029
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/08/2019
    REPRESS27/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A The Long First Friday
    2. B Hardly Breathe

    From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London, Croydon 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....

    Here we are again, in the company of the beautiful Deanne Day - D and A = David and Andrew. Was one of several production pseudonyms used by David Harrow and Andrew Weatherall. This all happened in the mid 1990's here in London, and now, in 2019, the spotlight has swung back around on these beautiful nuggets of soul mined from the street corners of an East London long gone. Shifting, trippy, vocal driven and dubby minimal house jams are what's on offer here sir, sound good? You're in great company with this lot. Proper pre-millennium jams on this 12", contemporary classics. These tracks sound like they've just been beamed down earlier this week and will still do ultimate damage inna dance, guaranteed.

    This, the second of 2 Deanne Day reissues, has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Emissions Audio Output and all license holders for 2019 and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original DAT tapes especially for Mint Condition, courtesy of Lord Sabre & co.100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!


    ARTISTChris Liebing / Charlotte de Witte
    TITLELiquid Slow EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/09/2019
    REPRESS22/11/2019
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A Liquid Slow
    2. B In Memory

    Charlotte de Witte mints her new KNTXT label with a suitably epic collaboration, joining forces with techno royalty Chris Liebing for ‘Liquid Slow’, due for release on 27th September. The CLR boss and German techno pioneer has been a regular at KNTXT parties over the years, not least at the sold-out stadium event at Antwerp's Sportpaleis last year where he will be returning to once again this November, alongside de Witte, just after the release of this new EP.

    The influential pair spent time hanging out together at Awakenings Festival last year when they had the idea to collaborate. “I field-recorded the sound of a crane that was already taking stuff down next to us and thought it would be a good starting point“ says Chris. Whilst he admits the sample didn't made it on to this release, he teased a future collaboration saying "who knows, maybe there is more in the pipeline, I still have the recording".

    Current BBC Radio 1 resident Charlotte de Witte is once again in the midst of a non-stop summer that finds her taking her dark, stripped and powerful sounds to the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. She adds, “we have shared a lot of laughs, a couple of beers and a million different mixdown versions of both tracks. I consider Chris to be my friend and I’m very proud and honoured to have worked with him on this EP".

    Opener ‘Liquid Slow’ is seven minutes of heavy and hypnotic techno. It is stripped back to an acid bassline and earth rumbling kicks, with a meandering lead synth line and a darkly absorbing spoken word vocal over the top sure to lock in the dance floor for the duration. ‘In Memory’ ups the pressure with rumbling drums and bass sweeping you up as more acid twitches and tough hits nail down the groove. It is another powerful and compelling piece of techno from this vital pair.

    This is the latest fascinating development in the story of Charlotte de Witte and her KNTXT brand. Now a label as well as a radio show and event series, KNTXT strives to be a progressive player within the vibrant techno scene.


    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.”


    ARTISTDennis Ferrer / Ferreck Dawn / John Summit / OFFAIAH
    TITLEEP9 (Inc. Riva Starr Remix)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD612
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
    REPRESS30/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Riva Starr Paradise Garage Club Mix)
    2. A2. Ferreck Dawn featuring Anthony Valadez - By My Side (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. John Summit - Deep End (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH - Play It By Ear (Club Mix)

    Coming as the ninth edition of the series, ‘EP9’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering an upfront package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side with Riva Starr’s remix of Defected anthem ‘Hey Hey’ by Dennis Ferrer, a tribute to Giorgio Moroder’s pivotal sound and the Paradise Garage early house vibe and serious dancefloor weapon. Ferreck Dawn’s ‘By My Side’ follows, a refined house groover with melodic keys, a soft filtered vocal and undulating beat featuring Californian producer Anthony Valadez. The flip opens with John Summit’s ‘Deep End’, a captivating house cut from the rising star that achieved Beatport #1 weeks after its release. Closing out the EP is Defected regular OFFAIAH, a slick, dancefloor-ready cut with OFFAIAH’s signature grooving bassline and an irresistible melody.


    ARTISTTango Project
    TITLEMake Me Feel '93
    LABELSteel Fingers Heritage
    CATALOGUE NO.SFH005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/04/2020
    REPRESS08/05/2020
    REPRESS27/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Make Me Feel '93

    This futuristic proto Drum & Bass was previously unavailable on Vinyl this was a single sided Dubplate from 1993 by the great DJ Tango (RIP). The master is from DAT Tape remastered by Subvert Central Mastering.


    ARTISTShanti Celeste
    TITLEThe Sound Of Love International #003
    LABELLove International Recordings x Test Pressing
    CATALOGUE NO.LITPLP003
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE07/08/2020
    FIRST RELEASE28/08/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Dub
  • House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Shanti Celeste & Saoirse - Solid Maass
    2. A2. Persian - Morning Sun feat. Hannah Small
    3. A3. Seekers International – FurdaMurda
    4. B1. E.B.E. – Thinking
    5. B2. Gideon Jackson - Taj-Mahal
    6. C1. Perpetual – Awakenings
    7. C2. Mark Seven – Crank
    8. C3. Paco Pack - Slap That Bass
    9. D1. Cari Lekebusch - Output 2
    10. D2. Pauline Anna Strom - In Flight Suspension

    Shanti Celeste is a vibe. She’s got that magic lightness of touch even when things are getting Jacques Cousteau deep or panel beating heavy. This makes her the perfect candidate for the Sound of Love International 3, channelling the spirit of both those after-hours sessions and the more frivolous daytime boat parties. This is serious music for serious music heads but, after all, everyone is still on holiday. It’s linear and cohesive but plays with the emotions -carnivalesque fun, psychedelic flow-states, heads-down rhythm trax, playful skipping garage, and more abstract moments. Deep joy to deep space and back, often in the space of 3 or 4 well-selected records.

    There’s a deep musical and personal connection to the festival - as she says of her first time playing at the Beach Bar, “there’s a heavy Bristol crew there and it all feels easy and nice. It was just good
    vibes all round”. And she does make it sound easy too, which belies a DJ with some very serious skills and an ear for a killer tune that others might well overlook. And it’s this that makes the 3rd instalment of the Sound of Love International such a joy - a welcome panacea to all of us suffering from the Croatian blues this year.

    To which end, we get a cheeky exclusive collaboration between Shanti and her sister-in-arms Saoirse in the shape of ‘Solid Mass’. Persian’s uniquely British paean to the post-rave Sunrise ‘Morning Sun’, cavernous dub runnings outta the Bokeh camp from Seekers International. These are the lift- off tunes, setting the mind-state for the journey ahead.

    Things tighten up with cult underground hero Lucas Rodenbush under his E.B.E alias giving us the taught, grooving, dubby tech-house and Gideon Jackson’s ‘Taj Mahal’, crisp, spatial, mystical and criminally slept-on. We go deeper into the night with Perpetual’s Awakenings’, one of those records that is so much more than the sum of its parts. And who knew that Mark Seven was such a dab hand with the dank machine funk? Check 1998’s ‘Crank’ for the skinny. By the time Paco Pack’s rubberised ghetto house reimagining bounces into play it’s GAME OVER.

    The final side leaves us with the soft landing - Cari Lekebusch ‘Output 2’ is both pacey and drifting and Pauline Anna Strom’s ‘In-Flight Suspension’ does what it says, whips away the drums and leaves us floating in space. Will we ever touch down?

    To overuse a phrase, this compilation arrives in strange times but is a glorious reminder of what brought us all together and will again. The music and dancing under the stars. See you in 2021.


    ARTIST3 In Key
    TITLEUntitled
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC035
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS07/02/2020
    REPRESS13/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Untitled
    2. A2 Untitled
    3. B1 Untitled
    4. B2 Untitled

    Mint Condition - A 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 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....

    3 In Key is a super rare, one-off Eye 4 Sound excursion from 3 of London's top tech-house golden era big wigs, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles & Jiten Archaya. Boasting some sick mixdown and engineering from the mighty Bushwacka! it's one of those real nuggets from the underground, a flash of genius, and a super tough ultra-rare EP to track down. 4 cuts of that wigged-out, minimal space funk that makes this era, and this style of music, so fresh today. This is exactly the sort of record that shows up on the playlists of your favourite global DJ's, released sometime around the late 1990's (there's no actual release date online) all of the untitled cuts contained within bristle with a special after-hours energy. Trust us, this is that top shelf tech-house business, finally repressed for the heads, the dancers, the freaks and the masses!

    '3 In Key' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of the Eye 4 Sound crew for 2019 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher 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!


    ARTISTALY-US
    TITLEFollow Me (White Vinyl Repress)
    LABELStrictly Rhythm
    CATALOGUE NO.SR1288WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS15/01/2021
    REPRESS19/03/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • New York
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Aly-Us - Follow Me (Club Mix)
    2. B1. Aly-Us -Follow Me (DubMix)
    3. B2. Aly-Us - Follow Me (Instrumental)

    Massive vocal driven Garage House pressure here, from way way back in 1992! Yes, 'Follow Me' is one of THOSE records, one that transcended genre boundaries on it's release and continues to do so today. A true classic piece of NYC goodness from back in the day. The super production team of DJ Pierre and george Morel could only deliver the heat and that's exactly what they did - created a timeless House record with the bassline that just doesn't let up! This is the sort of track that got hammered on the US House scene, found a home in the UK Garage world and got spin at almost any and all clubs where the DJ's had half a clue and an iota of taste! Containing the original 3 mixes released in '92 now's your chance to bag a bonafide, hands down classic record! 'Follow Me' has been skilfully remastered from all original master sources and fully licensed and reissued officially for 2017.


    ARTISTHARDRIVE (LOUIE VEGA)
    TITLEDEEP INSIDE (WHITE VINYL REPRESS)
    LABELStrictly Rhythm
    CATALOGUE NO.SREP2WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/04/2020
    REPRESS12/06/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS12/03/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Garage
  • New York
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Deep Inside
    2. A2 No Cure
    3. B1 Just Believe
    4. B2 Maurice's Vibe
    5. B3 The Dub

    Well. Where do we start with 'Deep Inside'? Originally released in the golden NYC House era of 1993, this 5 tracker literally smashed everything in sight. And still does now! The epitome of an evergreen, all-time classic release. Masters At Work Louie Vega and Kenny Dope were on a major roll in this era, producing, remixing, dj-ing and everything in-between, these guys put in ridiculous work. They are joined on this EP by a roll-call of names and collaborators, Erick Morillo engineering the title track? Check. Maurice Joshua on co-production duties? You got it. Vocals by Ms. Barbara tucker? They're there. Killer, rock hard drums? Stacks of Soul? Masterfully chopped up Disco samples? All present. Serious stuff. Sometimes a record just manages to capture and distill the true essence of what this is all about and 'Deep Inside' is one such record, it bears all the hallmarks of golden era MAW, all the signposts of what was happening in NYC's clubs in the early to mid 90's were there within it's grooves. You know a record is good when it's still being, quite literally, hammered nearly 25 years later! Now, remastered, and reissued with the full involvement of Strictly Rhythm this seminal piece of NYC House history is made available again with all original, full sleeve artwork intact as per the 1993 original. This one's a straight up essential for any self-respecting dance aficionado. You know what to do!


    ARTISTKon and the Gang
    TITLEWe Like It
    LABELStar Time
    CATALOGUE NO.002
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. We Like It
    2. B. We Like It (Caserta's Lime Ricky Dub)

    Boston edit fiend Kon returns with his gang in tow for some more stone cold funk to make you groove...

    Needless to say - this one slaps in all the right ways! Aided and abetted by his long time engineer Caserta and featuring the dope musicianship of Soul Supreme on keys and Xander Vrienten on bass, Kon brings us the boogie love, reimagining a jam from one of Buffalo's most famous sons. This has summer JAM written all over it, we're talking chasm deep bass, snapping drums and the illest rhodes you've heard for a minute. Oh yeah, there's a dub on the flip too.... essential. Welcome back Kon & The Gang!


    ARTIST&ME
    TITLE1995 EP
    LABELKeinemusik
    CATALOGUE NO.KM049
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS23/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. 1995
    2. B1. Starting Again Feat. Atelier

    With his upcoming Keinemusik release, &ME is kick-starting the time machine, beaming you right into the year "1995". You know, the year in which Microsoft released Windows 95, Miguel Induráin is winning the Tour de France for the fifth time in a row and Robbie Williams quits his job at the Take That enterprise. In addition to those crucial events, that time also sees the rise of Two Step and Garage in the UK underground. Now play the eponymous tune on the A-side and you'll feel beamed right back into these days.


    ARTISTRED AXES
    TITLESIPOOR
    LABELPhantasy Sound
    CATALOGUE NO.PH69
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS30/08/2019
    REPRESS01/11/2019
    REPRESS05/02/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sipoor
    2. B1. Teroof
    3. B2. Bad Time Story

    Already a well-established presence on the outlandish fringes of experimental, alternative and dance music, celebrated Israeli duo Red Axes make a surprise left-turn onto Phantasy with a three-track 12”, ‘Sipoor’. Unsurprisingly, the results are as pleasingly out-there as the occasion requires.

    Following on from last year’s self-released LP, ‘The Beach Goths’, ‘Sipoor’ immediately announces the Axes’ uncompromising return to the front and centre of the dancefloor with the raw, provocative ‘Bad Time Story’. Brazen, brash acid triggers this particular tale, as Red Axes briskly modulate their way through a ruff, tuff but never less than musical landscape of 303s and 808s.

    ‘Sipoor’ takes a more gradual approach to building offbeat rave tension, featuring an unknown male using his native tongue to request some kind of house, some kind of techno and some sort of release. His wish (and we hope, yours) is the Axes’ command, as the music goes deep before seamlessly unfolds around a throbbing bassline and a playful, familiar keyboard sample, beckoning feet to the dancefloor and perhaps tongues ever so slightly to cheeks.

    Concluding the 12”, ‘Teroof’ takes each of Red Axes’ signature ingredients - deeply rhythmic EBM-inspired drums, spiralling electronics, unapologetically odd vocal distortions - and reconstructs them amid what sounds like the Monaco Grand Prix, as high-velocity motors speed past the soundscape, kicking up some serious dust.

    Red Axes ‘Sipoor’ drops on Phantasy Sound in 22nd June 2018.


    ARTISTRed Axes
    TITLESound Test
    LABELPhantasy Sound
    CATALOGUE NO.PH84
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS30/08/2019
    REPRESS01/11/2019
    REPRESS29/01/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sound Test
    2. A2. Shabak Shalom
    3. B1. Kookoo Papa

    Following their hugely well-received, refreshingly outlandish debut EP for Phantasy, Israeli club outsiders Red Axes return to the label with another three-track delight of leftfield dance entitled ‘Sound Test’.
    Debuting on Phantasy in 2018, ‘Sipoor’ by Red Axes was massive. The release received critical acclaim, not to mention heavy support within the club realm from DJs like Call Super, Jennifer Cardini, Ewan Pearson, Fort Romeau, Massimiliano Pagliara, Chloe, and many more.
    Highly soughtafter by those who’ve heard Erol Alkan unleash it in recent months, ‘Sound Test’ kickstarts Phantasy Sound’s 2019 - a rolling tool for a dance floor sliding into another dimension, constructed around a dramatic, numeric countdown. A minimal, skeletal build builds (and builds!) throughout to one of the most out-there breakdowns in recent rave-blotted memory, as the Axes slowly but surely rebuild their house to even more outlandish new proportions. Ten, nine, eight, seven...
    ‘Shabak Shalom’ quickly snatches the record back from outer space and drags it deep into the basement, zoning in on the gritter, strobe-ready sound that defines the duo’s most club-ready work. All of the Axes’ weapons of choice are deployed as unusually as per usual; militant drums, battered electronics, fucked- frequencies, wiry post-punk guitar lines and lovingly drowned traditional instruments blend to create their own special, slightly-menacing interpretation of hi-NRG.
    Finally, on the unapologetically sprawling and immediately effective closing number, ‘Kookoo Pa-pa’, Red Axes demonstrate their inherent talent, if proof were ever needed, of conjuring rolling, simmering tension in otherworldly shades. Those who enjoyed the cartoonish motor FX of ‘Teroof’ will be delighted to find themselves found into an even wackier race this time round, hitting on the origins of Chicago jack, acid meltdowns and screeching no-wave.


    ARTISTRobin Ball
    TITLESheep Funk (Inc. Saytek Remix)
    LABELMemory Box
    CATALOGUE NO.MB005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/04/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sheep Funk (Saytek Remix)
    2. A2. Sheep Funk (4-4 Mix)
    3. B1. Sheep Funk (Original)
    4. B2. Sheep Funkiano (Robin Beats Remix)

    Robin Ball is back on his own Memory Box label with another timeless new single that comes with two alternate versions and a special remix from Saytek.

    Ball has been involved in the dance scene since the age of 14 when he first started his own parties. Since then he has emerged as a singular voice with a discography that takes in essential cuts all the way back to the mid-nineties, most often on Groovepressure. A fine recent run of tunes under his own name have helped establish this label (and party) as a vital modern outlet with the likes of Nina Kraviz, B.Traits, The Black Madonna and Ben Sims all having supported.

    Up first here is a remix from Saytek. After tearing up two Memory Box parties with his innovative, improvised live set, the UK talent lands on the label ahead of a third live set, this time at Corsica Studios on April 4th. He is, of course, a hardware master who speaks through his machines and has done so for many years to great acclaim. Amongst his many industry supporters, he has become a firm favourite of the legendary Carl Cox, who has released music from him and been extremely vocal in his praise, calling him “One of the UK’s freshest & most exciting acts”. Saytek has also released on labels like Superfreq and KMS Records and is in fine form once again here. His offering is a pumping peak time techno track with vast kick drums, icy hi-hats and the sort of live and lithe synths that define this artist's sound. The whole track sweeps you off your feet, taking you on a true techno trip and showing why DJs like Derrick May, Sasha, Maceo Plex and Dubfire find his music so essential.

    Then comes a 4/4 mix of Ball's 'Sheep Funk', which is a jittery groove with smeared synth landscapes in the background bringing the soul. The fantastically forward facing original is a high speed slice of slick tech-funk. The electro styled percussion and rubbery bass all bring real energy and vitality to the club. Ball then offers a
    remix of his own under his Robin Beats moniker, a pseudonym he uses for his abstract techno and breakbeat adventures, here he pairs things back and ups the sci-fi stylings with deft sound designs all colouring the restless and elastic techno synths and crisp hits.

    This is another innovative offering from the always on point Memory Box


    ARTISTA², Robin Ball
    TITLEDelaycious / Oh Yea
    LABELGroovepressure
    CATALOGUE NO.GROOVE17
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/03/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. A² - Delaycious (Original)
    2. A2. A² - Delaycious (Robin Ball Remix)
    3. B1. Robin Ball - Oh Yea (Dub)
    4. B2. Robin Ball - Oh Yea (A² Remix)

    Cult label Groovepressure returns with its 17th release. A 4-track EP that is one of its best yet. A collaboration between label boss (and Memory Box head honcho) Robin Ball and regular Groovepressure cohorts A². Taking turns to remix each other’s tracks delivering a 4/4 and breakbeat track and remix each. This EP has all the Groovepressure trademarks. Mixing up techno, house, breakbeat and electro with a deep underground vibe. Music for your head and your feet.

    First up A² “Delaycious” is an unreleased track from the vaults. A real gem made in the 90’s and thought lost until re-discovered recently on a dusty DAT. And on the flip side Robin’s stripped back teched up “Oh Yea”.