TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Disco / Nu-Disco / Downtempo
GenresDown TempoIndie Dance
- A1. Sunrise feat. James Yuill
- A2. Life
- A3. Nothing
- A4. Meditate feat. Heather Chelan
- A5. Moment feat. Angienowak
- A6. Listen
- A7. Love
- B1. Memories
- B2. Sleep feat. Demetrius
- B3. Time feat. Jaw
- B4. It’s OK
- 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.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. Blue Island
- A2. Red Island
- A3. Levitation
- B1. Kimosabe - If We Were Children Again (Makèz Rework)
- B2. More Visions
Our first adventure with Makèz concludes with Levitation, the sequel to Elevation, their first EP for LPH, which we released on Valentine's Day this year. With this five-tracker, the slinky funk is back, but now it has an added layer of sensual, late-night, richly-detailed disco that slowly heats up over the course of the flight.
The A side is a more contemplative affair, the soundtrack to dancing alone, under moonlight in a cobblestone courtyard or a jumbo disco ball in a freshly-mopped club; it prompts you to close your eyes and dive deep within. The other side is the community side, the overcapacity-party side, the collective-consciousness side, one big-room, sprawling anthem with razzle-dazzle diva vocals in the middle, one beachy, tropical affair that's an all-smiles comedown for the high.
- A1. Dislocation Climb
- B1. Alloyed Forces
- B2. Point Vacancies
Metal is a collaborative endeavor between Bristol and London artists Jamie Paton and Mike Bourne of Cage & Aviary and Teeth Of The Sea, respectively. A shared love for modular synthesis brought the two together in 2018 for a series of improvised live performances and the tracks featured on this EP were born from rehearsals for those sessions. What draws ESP to this music is its paradigmatic nature. The tracks are exercises in improvisation yet there is a level of control in which the performance slowly comes alive. Jam sessions allow for artistic gratification, a freedom of form often at the expense of the listener, but when artists set forth exacting parameters, there grows an opportunity for alternate forms of fulfillment on both sides of the experience. As is typical among stylistic prototypes, a reduction of tools frees the artist to narrow their focus and explore more singular modes of performance. Jamie and Mike chose texture as a concept, namely Metal, and following the aforementioned methods, minimized their instrumentation toward the aesthetic representation of that element. Operating in a void without the convenience and advantages of the infinite tools we’re now accustomed to, they exhausted a short list of granular details, honing their concept to a fine point. Throughout these three iterations on the theme, we hear timbres that depict metal literally, but moreover we gain a view into the duo’s visceral attachment to its materiality, abstractions of its surfaces, and an overall transgression from conventional constructs of beauty. The idea is simple, designed with discipline to romanticize both the crudeness and elegance in one of Earth’s most industrious and enigmatic elements. Metal.
- A. Rhyze - Free (Louie Vega Remix) (Danny Krivit 7” Edit)
- B. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Love Magic (Danny Krivit 7'' Edit)
With interest in Disco as strong as ever, we continue to mine the SAM Records catalogue for Disco treasures. “Free” by Rhyze is one of the catalogue’s lesser known titles, but with its inspired rolling horn hits sprinkled throughout the song and its funk based organ and keys, it’s got all the elements for a current hit among disco and house afficionados. World renowned and Grammy award winning producer Louie Vega recognized this a few years back even before disco was back in the spotlight and gave it a massive injection of modern dancefloor energy. And now the universally recognized “King Of the Edit” Danny Krivit has put his unique musical touch on this disco funk jam. On the B Side is another disco treasure from legendary Phillie based producer John Davis. “Love Magic” had all the memorable and classic elements of the late 70’s disco era. Produced at Sigma Sounds in Phillie, the song is embued with lush strings, over-the-top funky lead guitar and throbbing bass combined with sulty female vocals singing to one of the John’s consistently superb tunes. Danny Krivit brings out the hottest elements for the special 45 RPM 7" release.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. West End Girls (Michael Gray Classic Sultra Remix)
- A2. West End Girls (Ben Liebrand 9 Course Suite)
- B1. West End Girls (Ben Liebrand Bass Mix)
- B2. West End Girls (Moplen Classic West End Mix)
Recently voted” as “The best British number one from British soil” by the readers of UK newspaper “The Guardian, “West End Girls” by British duo Pet Shop Boys is an all-time synth-pop classic that comes in a 2×12” package with two mixes from legendary Dutch producer remixer Ben Liebrand, a 2020 version from UK house hero Michael Gray, and a new mix by Italian wizard Moplen. The 2 Liebrand mixes offer an acoustic variation on the 80’s synth theme, expanding on the luscious string section, providing a canvas for extensive trumpet solos. The result is the ‘Ben Liebrand “9 Course Suite”. Also provided is the ‘Ben Liebrand Nu-Disco Remix’ with a more laidback feeling featuring a funky acoustic bass line. Michael Gray adds his classy percussive beats with a more sustained feel letting the melodies take over, yet retaining the PSB charm, whilst multi track guru Moplen stays true to the original Bobby Orlando PSB production. Mastering was done at the famous Abbey Road Studio’s in London.
House / Tech-House
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Mirrortalk
- A2. Mirrortalk (Pablo Mateo Remix)
- B1. Mirrortalk (CasaNova Remix)
- 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
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. What I Say
- A2. Gambling Man
- B1. Humidity Metre
- 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’.
- A1. Night Caller (For The Midnight Talker)
- A2. Dumplings
- A3. Go!
- B1. Psycho Dancer
- B2. Hold On (Signal 2 Signal Mix)
As Hudd Traxx approach their 15th anniversary year, Iron Curtis steps up for a mini album split in 2 parts. As a long-time label collaborator and friend, it’s no surprise that Curtis delivers his 5th and 6th EP for the label. Total Art Of Living contains straight up house jams, hints of techno, nods to broken beat, references to Detroit and a few interludes for good measure. These new cuts are further proof that Iron Curtis music has always celebrated the deepest foundations of house and all its varieties, whilst resolutely refusing to get nostalgic. Curtis’ previous 4 Hudd EPs have gone on to be classics, Total Art Of Living has all the ingredients to become a future classic too.
- A1. Burnout
- A2. Nightmares
- B1. Burnout (Ron Trent Remix)
- B2. Matrix
Italian siblings, The Robinson, deliver a mesmerizing triplet of tracks on the ‘Nightmares’ EP, having popped up recently on Futureboogie’s 2020 Summer Riot IX EP. And the FBR HQ has been all of a quiver after one of the deep house scene’s most prominent and revered figures, Ron Trent, blessed the release with a fine remix in his own inimitable style.
With only a couple of releases on RYE Records behind them, The Robinson are clearly fully formed already, as evident on ‘Burnout’, a sprawling and luscious house joint that’s replete with melodic emotion and rhythmic power.
Having been responsible for so many classic jams over the years (‘Altered States’ recorded & released at the age of 16, nuff said!). Through his productions on the mighty Prescription Records, Peacefrog, Future Vision and so many more, Ron Trent is the epitome of classy, deep vibes, and he stamps his sound onto a fantastic remix ‘Burnout’ with elegance and grace.
In fact, the other original cuts here, ‘Nightmares’ and ‘Matrix’ owe much to the sounds honed by the likes of Ron Trent and other Chicago and Detroit pioneers, as crunchy drum machines, emotive string synths, haunting vocals and sparse yet stirring basslines are all the ingredients needed for the timeless sound and energies contained within these cuts.
- A. Skate Dancer
- B. Skate Dancer (Patrick Topping Remix)
Continuing an already bustling 2020, that has seen him release on Relief Records and Glasgow Underground, Italian-talent Adapter makes an exciting debut on Hot Creations this November with Skate Dancer. The two-track EP includes a special remix from contemporary house heavyweight, Patrick Topping.
We’re graced with that feel-good eighties touch from the offset, as groovy female vocals shimmer amidst a pumping, 4x4 bassline on Skate Dancer. Sampling Doug Willis’ seminal 2000 track of the same name, the disco-inspired cut strikes the perfect balance between age-old funk rhythm and modern house swing, before Patrick Topping’s remix takes on a darker, techno-leaning tone with hard-hitting kick-hat combos and punchy, no-nonsense percussion.
Naples-based Adapter has experienced a meteoric rise in a career that has spanned multiple years. Releases on some of the genre’s most well-loved labels, including Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records and Green Velvet’s Relief have cemented his status as one of the scene’s true heavy hitters. Label-head of Trick and a mainstay in modern electronic music, Patrick Topping’s accolades speak for themselves. A Mixmag cover star, DJ mag ‘Best of British’ Award Winner as well as three-time DJ Award winner, the well-established Geordie’s latest venture is the label and party series, Trick. With sold-out showcases across the UK last year, alongside releases from the likes of Skream and Alex Virgo, there seems to be no end in sight for the Newcastle-born talent.
- A1. Symptom of the Sound
- B1. Nothing Else
- B2. Nothing Else (Hoj's Blue Sky Edit)
One of All Day I Dream's original creative souls is back with us and not a moment too soon. Hoj returns in style this October with a near perfect balance of groove and harmony across the EP. For this outing he's joined by our master of the groove, Newman. Dancefloor wiggle and eyes closed euphoria take you there. Sure fire winners to carry your mixes to the next level and make you want to dance your ass off at the same time. Cool!
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Portable
- A2. 90Stig
- B1. Duality
- B2. Dueton
Traumer makes his long-awaited return to Infuse as he delivers his four-track ‘Portable’ EP.
One of the scenes most distinguished talents, known equally for his quintessential studio productions and he is his expertly crafted, hypnotic DJ sets, Paris-born talent Romain Reynaud, aka Traumer, stands today as one of the most in-demand talents within house, minimal and beyond. Releasing signature productions via the likes of Berg Audio, All In and his own Gettrau imprint, whilst gracing the booths of the world’s most prestigious institutions including fabric, DC-10, Club der Visionare / Hoppetosse, and his home venue of Rex Club, he now makes his highly anticipated return to FUSE sister imprint Infuse following on from his 2018 collaboration alongside fellow countryman and house legend Point G – delivering his expertly crafted four-track 'Portable’ EP this November.
Title cut ‘Portable’ opens proceedings as the Parisian favourite weaves together a slick web of fizzing synths, skittish drums and lo-fi synth melodies, before diving deep into the trademark rolling, laser sharp organic drums and slinking basslines found throughout ’90Stig’. ‘Duality’ opens the B-Side in emphatic fashion, raising the tempo and introducing a powerful combination of scintillating electronics atop of punchy kicks and resonant synth stabs, before closing things out via the sensual melodies, dubby pads and early morning grooves of the classy ‘Dueton’.
Techno / Electro
- A1. Phantoms Of Dreamland (LH Mix)
- A2. Men In Green (Neue Grafik Rework)
- A3. End Of An Era (Felicia Atkinson Fennel And Moon Mix)
- B1. Our Man In (D.K. Remix)
- B2. Rainwater Fjit (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
- B3. Phil 5 (Lucrecia Dalt Remix)
- B4. Ball Of Fire (object blue version)
- C1. Maid Of The MIst (Nick Höppner Remix)
- C2. Spookie Boogie (Luca Durán Remix)
- D1. El Teb (Mehmet Aslan Remix)
- D2. Are You Psychic (Parco Palaz Remix pt I)
- D3. Are You Psychic (Parco Palaz Remix pt II)
- D4. Maid Of The Mist (Oso Leone Rework)
Born in Croydon, UK in 1960 and working in Switzerland for decades, Michal Turtle has led a
storied career as a composer, arranger, technician and producer, consistently aligned with some
of the most exciting bands and projects within the realms of pop and experimental music. A figure
as masterful in the realm of expansive ambient recordings as advertising jingles, it’s only in recent
years that Michal’s solo productions have gained acclaim and a cult following that continues to
grow ever wider.
Turtle made a long-awaited return earlier in 2020 with the extended ‘On a Canvas Lived a Baby’, a
one-sided twelve of new material released on Planisphere Editorial. Now, the Basel based label
invites a diverse and international cross-section of electronic musicians to reinterpret the artist’s
back-catalogue, each delivering a thoughtful remix driven by the same sense of curiosity,
exploration and genre-blurring that Turtle himself helped pioneer. Each track on the remixes
collection was originally recorded between 1980 and 1985, in between Turtle’s regular tours with
Opening the collection, Laurel Halo adopts her LH alias for a textural and tripping revisit to
‘Phantoms of Dreamland’, transporting the haunting original to a hyper-detailed alternate
dimension. Zoning back in, Neue Grafik finds typically eclectic form with ‘Men in Green’, turning
the dials and blending ideas as if tuning between the emerging musical scenes that defined
Turtle’s early-eighties life in Camden, London. In stark contrast, avant-garde polymath Felicia
Atkinson designs a ‘Fennel and Moon’ version, weaving between earthy field recordings and an
aching piano line, conjuring an almost ritualistic atmosphere, far from the city.
Radical musical turns continue to define the collection as son of Detroit, Jimmy Edgar takes
‘Rainwater Fijit’ down a dark, damp tunnel, expanding on the pitter patter of Turtle’s more
outlandish studio experiments, blending vocal experiments with fresh funk. Colombian
experimentalist Lucrecia Dalt pulls further bizarre shapes from a patchwork of samples, a heaving,
gasping industrial shuffle, before French producer D.K. returns a stronger rhythm, both building
on Turtle’s lovingly naive tributes to the legacy of sample culture and his trusty ARP2600.
Ostgut Ton mainstay and Panorama Bar resident Nick Höppner proceeds to sensitively rewire
‘Maid Of The Mist’ into a blossoming, introspective celebration of melody and ambience, an
almost weightless experience that lends itself well as a breather before Luca Duran’s analogue,
acid-tinged take on Spookie Boogie takes Turtle’s esoteric touches back into the direction of the
funk and italo records at the heart of his initial inspiration.
The Remixes final chapter continues to expand in distinct and wide-reaching sonic directions.
London’s Object Blue seems to slow time itself across her sublime interpretation of ‘Ball Of Fire’.
Initially Turtle’s tribute to Howard Hawks 1941 film classic and the legacy of old Hollywood, worlds
further collide into rolling, weightless bliss.
Fellow Swiss citizen Mehmet Aslan stirs an enchanting, percussive mystery that unfolds with great
pleasure on El Teb, while Parco Palaz conjures not one but two radically different remixes of ‘Are
You Psychic?’, demonstrating both their imaginative nous, as well as the depth of Turtle’s legacy.
Finally, an irresistible vocal contribution from Oso Leone adds even further colour and joy to ‘Maid
of The Mist’, sending off this ambitious collection on a transformative, dream-pop high.
With further details set to be revealed, there is an ongoing development focused around the
accompanying art and visuals. The Peruvian born and now Amsterdam based graphic designer
Jonathan Castro leads the art direction, along with visual artist Chris Harnan. Both artists look to
explore the intersection between sound, imagery and its reorientation, exhibited through the
musical contributors and visual translation.
“I am happy and honoured to have been the spark for this remarkable compilation.
The magnificent work done by this collection of very special people speaks for itself, so listen and
be transported. It has been half a lifetime since my original tracks were written, and I am gratified
to know that they are somehow still relevant enough to be reworked and reinvented.”
- Michal Turtle
- A1. Unknown - Untitled
- A2. Unknown - Untitled
- A3. Unknown - Untitled
- B1. Unknown - Untitled
- B2. Unknown - Untitled
- B3. Unknown - Untitled
- 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.
- A1. Unknown - Untitled
- A2. Unknown - Untitled
- A3. Unknown - Untitled
- B1. Unknown - Untitled
- B2. Unknown - Untitled
- 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.
- A1. Oh Shit
- A2. Mugman
- A3. Come Baby Cum
- B1. THX Hood
- B2. OG Xavier
Spin and sin!
Steel City Dance Discs Volume 19 gets you 28+ minutes with the recordings of Lyon’s master of erotic electronixxx, LB aka LABAT.
Forget foreplay – for those that haven’t heard of LB, this ve-play EP is the perfect place to start experimenting. Rude rhythms, spanking percussion, bang-for-your-buck bass and dirty talk vox; feel the wrath of LABAT’s French nesse in this kinetic MPC-driven House offering that explores the deep ‘n dark corners of the sound through late night and red light motifs.
303? 808? 909? It’ll have you screaming “Oh” whichever you pine. Hot hardware action is just a play away! Plug in and dial it now: SCDD019.
- A1. Control Your Mind
- A2. Conviction
- B1. Control Your Mind (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
- B2. Substance
Mathias Kaden returns to Rekids with four-track EP ‘Control Your Mind’, featuring a remix from Marcel Dettmann.
Previously appearing on Rekids in 2019 with his ‘Liberate Drums’ EP, Mathias Kaden makes his second appearance on Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards’ label with four original tracks of razor-sharp material, as well as a remix from Berghain resident Dettmann.
‘Control Your Mind’ opens with the impeccably produced title track, an electro flecked roller. Featuring hypnotic synth work and subtle automated inflections, the cut effortlessly glides, peppered with the occasional titular vocal refrain from Sven Väth puncturing the groove. Shifting into 4/4 territory is ‘Conviction’, a restrained but stunningly effective track that makes full use of memorable off-beat synth stabs and shimmering 909 percussion to constantly drive the track forward.
On the flip, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann turns up the heat with his remix of ‘Control Your Mind’. Filtering the vocals, the MDR and BAD MANNERS boss also delivers a resonant bassline that works in tandem with knocking percussion, as creeping pads morph and evolve over the duration of the track, creating a trippy and propulsive banger.
Classic dub techno aesthetics are front and centre in ‘Substance’, a track destined for the golden hours between late at night and early in the morning, while finishing the package in fine style.
Muting The Noise Imports (UK & USA only)
- A1. Black
- A2. Steel
- A3. Steel Outro
- B1. Vagrant
- B2. Joy
- B3. Lucky Veil
- B4. Rei
“Lucky Veil” is Al Pagoda’s first mini album to be released via Bigamo Musik, October 30th. Seven songs built out of layering luminous synth melodies that sound strong, iconic, like a childhood memory that’s long been dormant.
Al Pagoda, originally from Valencia, Spain, settled in Berlin in 2015, where he started working as a composer for movie soundtracks. During these years he experimented with new sounds and recording techniques. In 2018 a colleague of his, who had witnessed some of his free-form experimentation sessions, asked him to play at Loophole, a small club in Neukölln, Berlin. He accepted and came up with a few songs for the show. After this, the album would crystallise in no time.
Al Pagoda's cinematic approach can be felt throughout his music; his songs unfold like stories that take us to the crux of an inescapable revelation. Built from short snippets recorded in his phone over the years, Lucky Veil was put together during a winter in Berlin, in a room with no windows.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Lupa Clup
- A2. Esser Conscient
- B1. Carta Oberta
- B2. Mentres Tant
TAU is pleased to announce the return of Spanish prodigy Upercent to the label for his second EP release. The Valencia-based producer goes against the grain when it comes to creating electronic music, operating in his own zone and establishing a unique sonic fingerprint. His sound is instantly identifiable and has landed him releases with labels like Kompakt, microCastle, or Watergate. Now he’s back with the TAU family to deliver a selection of avant-garde freshness…
The EP begins with ‘Lupa Clup’, a menacing cut with a rolling rhythm at its core. Upercent gently teases in an eccentric melody that adds a lighter tone to the track and, before we know it, a fevered breakdown arrives to guide us into the booming second half.
‘Esser Conscient’ follows on with more pounding drums setting an ominous mood. A bright pad sweeps in adding an air of mystery, while Upercent gets busy with the percussion, as per usual. In the top layer a variety of keys and wind instruments stir up an emotionally-charged atmosphere before we enter the latter part of this cut, which is full of pulsating energy.
Then we have ‘Carta Oberta’ - an oscillating, rhythmic workout that will ensnare your mind within minutes. This one is pretty minimal, with considered arrangement and the kind of original percussion that Upercent has become renowned for. The track oozes character and takes you on a real journey. Inspired!
Next up is ‘Mentres Tant’ with its groaning bassline and whimsical effects. Once the beat kicks in you’ll be bopping your head uncontrollably. Again, there is just so much inventive flavour in this cut, such an original take on electronic music; there are piano keys, strange twisted vocal clips and an almighty breakdown.
- A1. Forever In Our Favor
- B1. Distorted Balance
- B2. February Silver Lining
Bookending his 2020 with Innervisions, Copenhagen producer and DJ Nandu returns from an appearance on Secret Weapons Part 12 for an entire EP of melodious techno and house: Forever In Our Favor.
- A The Long First Friday
- 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!
- A1. Offensive Username
- A2. Radiant Reality
- B1. Outer Limits
- B2. Lan Party
Have you ever experienced a sense of futility - we’ve all be through it at one point. Struggling for that new vital idea or solution to move forward?
We all have a tremendous reservoir of mental power waiting to be called forth. Its lies just beyond our surface thoughts, behind our thinking mind.
Inside the following material may lie the very answer you need to bring forth those thoughts and visions.
Both sides provide you with an experience like never before. Each side inspires and revitalizes. You’ll hear suggestions, affirmations, and a very real sense to “order your subconscious”. So listen again and again, share with friends and loved ones, as our inner strength grows, allowing the subconscious to WORK FOR YOU.
And remember, tru meditation is not idle thinking - or mere concentration which ties the mind to a fixed idea. It is a technique that opens channels to the full power of the mind and realization of self. Remember, you are IN FULL CONTROL.
- A1 Untitled
- A2 Untitled
- B1 Untitled
- 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!
- A Why Can't We Live Together
- B Why Can't We Live Together - LNTG No More War Rework
Official re issue of this timeless classic featuring a fantastic update from Australia's Late Nite Tuff Guy - Tuff Cut Records. Their version has already had 62,000 plays on Soundcloud.
In LNTG own words of how their "No More War Rework" came around :
About 6 months ago, just before I set off on my 5 month tour of Europe I got a message from a good friend of mine asking me if I would edit a track that he loves.
I said of course, and asked him what track.
Turns out its a big favourite of mine also.
'Why Can't We Live Together' by Timmy Thomas is an amazing song with a strong message that is even more relevant today than it was back in 1972.
The message is clear, it's simple, it's beautiful.
I'm saddened by recent events around the world and I've always tried to spread love through music, because for me, music is love.
I hope you share the message and enjoy.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Brothers
- A2. Brothers in Bump
- B1. The Poet
- B2. Magical
Mint Condition continue their mission 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....
Rewind to 1994, something brand new is stirring in the studio of the Housey Doingz crew, a fresh stripped down, swinging sort of funk emanating from the monitors. This would be their very first record as a unit and they definitely didn't know what sort of impact it would have in the coming decades. A record like this would certainly have sounded alien back then, but boy you can guarantee it caught people's ears! Kicking off with that infamous vocal sample 'Brothers' is a bonafide roller of the highest order, punctuated by dubbed out pianos too - devastating! 'Brothers Bump' is almost the 2nd part of the first cut, while they share some of the characteristics, it's it's own little world of acidic funk, try it - you might like it... 'Poet' welcomes us to the B-side, those cymbals just pull you in, almost jazz style, this one's a breaky minimal peaking number, killer. 'Magical' is the EP closer, and it's another total trippy weapon akin to the output of Holy Ghost Inc and similar outfits with it's building wall of acid and clipped vox. The whole record is so varied and brilliant it had noted journalist, producer and DJ Dave Mothersole proclaim "the first tech house record is arguably this". A truly rare record that every home should have, now on the streets again. Wicked.
The Brothers EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of the Housey Doingz massive and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's 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!
- A. Murphy's Law (Cosmodelica Remix)
- B. Murphy's Law
Today, Róisín Murphy teams up with producer and DJ Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy on the fabulous ‘Cosmedelica’ remix of her latest disco masterclass 'Murphy’s Law’. Transformed into a funky, strutting number, the already rapturous track evolves into something equally joyous and electrifying.
Revered by her peers, Colleen is a hugely respected radio broadcaster, music producer, remixer, record label owner and founder of Classic Album Sundays, coming up in the ranks in the DJ world with her unique take on the craft and knowledge of club culture.
She says, "When I heard ‘Murphy’s Law' for the first time, it pressed every melodic and lyrical button. And as we evolve into a new reality, the song takes on new meanings - sometimes tragic (‘all my hard work goes down the drain’) but ultimately resilient (‘pretty soon I’ll be breaking loose and the scene y’ll be changing). We’re not ready to break loose yet, but when we do, we’ll have the best party. Ever."
Róisín further explains, “This remix came about in the way all the best ones do. Colleen had a vision for the track, she wanted to do it and she doesn’t do a lot of remixes. Colleen’s linage and pedigree is so deeply embedded in the music I love, I feel foolish even going into it here, I don’t like to name drop!
When she asked could she do the mix, my mind was blown. Murphy versus Murphy in the funky case of Murphy’s Law!!!” Róisín also recently created a series of 6 performance videos for the renowned Manchester club night Homoelectric’s recent Stay Homo 12 hour live stream – a rave for these times - and you can now watch them in all their glory here.
It was here that she first debuted the dizzyingly addictive Cosmodelica remix. Murphy’s 25 year career has been one of unbridled, unmatched creativity and these mind-melting, breathtaking videos, all made in her living room during lockdown, once again showcase why she is such a trailblazer.
Last month Murphy co-hosted a 3fm show from her living room and more recently fans voted to celebrate and delve into her “Overpowered” album as part of Tim Burgess’ “#Timstwitterlisteningparty”, which has become the most replayed of the series . So much so that Róisín is returning on June 19 to discuss seminal Moloko record “Statues”. If this hive of activity wasn’t enough, expect a full length album in the summer featuring all of Murphy’s iconic singles with DJ Parrot (“Simulation”, “Jealousy”, Incapable”, “Narcisuss” and most recently “Murphy’s Law”), alongside brand new tracks.