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ARTISTSEAN MILLER
TITLEBIRDS DO IT (INC. K' ALEXI REMIX)
LABELPlay It Say It
CATALOGUE NO.PLAY028
FORMAT12"
TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
RELEASE DATE
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Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Birds Do It
    2. B. Birds Do It (K' Alexi Shelby Klassik Remix)

    Sean Miller makes a triumphant return to Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It imprint with a new single that has already been getting played by tastemakers like Luciano. In addition to the original, K’Alexi Shelby serves up a fine remix that makes this another vital package.

    Canadian producer Miller last released on this label in 2016 with Tiger Spirit, and has also put out essential tunes on labels like Supernature, Ovum and most recently Cadenza. Always making music with integrity and soul, he’s been active since 2003 and had plenty of Beatport hits in his time. This new release is sure to be another.

    Entitled ‘Birds Do It,’ the track is seven big and explosive minutes of exuberant drums and tribal percussion. Meandering bird calls burrow deep into your brain and the rawest of hits add drive and edginess to this supersized house tune. All in all, it’s destined to blow up even the largest festival crowds this summer.

    Remixer K-Alexi is a true Chicago great. He’s been at the core of the scene since the eighties and releasing his raw grooves on DJ International, Trax and Transmat, as well as his own K Klassik label. His standout version is a flurry of drums and percussion, smashing hi hats and bobbling kicks. Tight melodies rain down and unrelenting pressure builds in the drums to make sure that crowd will be driven utterly out of control.

    This is a brace of brilliantly destructive and forward looking house tunes and another fine marker for both Sean Miller and Play It Say It.


    ARTISTRADIO SLAVE
    TITLETHE REVENGE (LUCA LOZANO REMIXES)
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS120
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Revenge (Luca Lozano' How Bow Dis' Remix)
    2. B. Revenge (Luca Lozano 'How Bow Dah' Remix)

    Radio Slave’s colossal ‘The Revenge’ track now gets expert remix treatment from Klasse Wrecks label head Luca Lozano.

    Luca has also released on the likes of Optimo, Sex Tags UFO and Unknown to the Unknown and brings a raw, acid tinged sound to his beats. As a performer Lozano’s versatile DJ sets span between raw house, cosmic disco and dynamic breakbeat selections, which is why he’s become a regular at key clubs across
    Europe and tasteful festivals like Houghton.

    His ‘How Bow Dis’ Remix’ is solid and features wild old school flavours in its huge drum breaks, a monstrous bassline and dark filtered vocals. It bangs for seven superbly heavy minutes with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and will transform any club or warehouse into a writhing, sweaty mass in seconds.

    On the flip, his ‘How Bow Dah’’ version is based around elastic drums and rumbling bass while a loose synth line darts about up top. Some distant synths bring a sense of serenity to the madness and so despite the physical impact of this one, it also has real emotion to it.


    ARTISTNEWMAN
    TITLETHE LONG JOURNEY
    LABELAll Day I Dream
    CATALOGUE NO.ADID030
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Breath of the Souls
    2. A2. The Long Journey
    3. B1. When The Leaves Fall

    New to the All Day I Dream team is Newman. His name literal. This New York based artist is at the beginning of what we believe will be a long career both through his emotive productions and compelling beautiful DJ sets.

    The release itself sits at the more dance floor oriented end of the label. Both „Breath Of The Souls“ and „The Long Journey“ have been truly tried and tested at this point. Solid grooves, wailing middle eastern emotive lady voices and strings. For our events, these are the peak time anthems.

    The EP also features 'When The Leaves Fall', closing out the release in blissful style, and a warm welcome for Newman to our All Day I Dream family.


    ARTISTFORT ROMEAU
    TITLEPABLO
    LABELFort Romeau
    CATALOGUE NO.FR02
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Pablo
    2. B. Terracotta

    Fort Romeau returns with his first 12” of 2018 following a string of releases on Live at Robert Johnson, Running Back and Ghostly International as well as appearances on compilations from Rush Hour, Cocoon, and Mule Musiq.

    On the A side, “Pablo” unfurls with swirling arpeggios which build to a euphoric crescendo while the more heady “Terracotta” explores polyphonic syncopated FM sequences and ambiguous chord progressions.


    ARTISTTALABOMAN
    TITLETHE NIGHT LAND REMIXES (SUPERPITCHER, SAMO DJ & L.B. DUB CORP REMIXES)
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1807
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS26/04/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Deep Techno
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A Dins El Llit - Superpitcher Remix
    2. B1 The Ghosts Hood - Samo DJ Remix
    3. B2 Brutal Chugga Chugga - LB Dub Corp Remix

    John Talabot and Axel Boman teamed up in 2017 for their R&S debut ’The Night Land’ where they got to flex their creative muscles over eight tracks of rich synth jams.  

    The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, but as Pitchfork expressed in their glowing review “Their collective output doesn’t sound much like either’s work; it doesn’t even necessarily reflect the thin, convex sliver where their interests overlap. Instead, they’ve hit upon something new.”

    This new sound also proved to be a hit with the likes of Mojo, Phonica, XLR8R, Self Titled and DJ Mag all including it their annual best of lists.

    The artists have now handpicked four artists to create their own vision of the Talaboman sound.  

    Superpitcher, Samo DJ and Luke Slater under his L.B. Dub Corp alias have all seriously delivered the goods.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS
    TITLETHE RAHAAN LDF REMIXES (INC. MAHOGANY, CHUCK DAVIS ORCHESTRA, BILLY NICHOLS, BRENDA TAYLOR)
    LABELWest End Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WEBMG06LP
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Mahogany - Ride The Rhythm (Rahaan's Liverpool Disco Remix)
    2. B. Chuck Davis Orchestra - Spirit Of Sunshine Rahaan's Liverpool Disco Remix)
    3. C. Billy Nichols - Give Your Body Up To The Music (Rahaan's Liverpool Disco Remix)
    4. D. Brenda Taylor You Can't Have Your Cake (Rahaan's Liverpool Disco Remix)

    Chicago's finest DJ Rahaan has teamed up with the now legendary Liverpool Disco Festival for an ultra-dope double 12" offering of legit, fully licensed and fully flipped remixes and re-edits from the West End vaults. Sounds like Disco heaven, right? In order to be let loose in the vaults you really need to know your stuff and we all agree that Rahaan Ra knows his stuff! This dream collabo sees him (respectfully) touching some of the jams that made West End the dance music powerhouse that is today. That's right, we're talking rarities, foundation tracks, the cornerstones of modern club music. These are wonderfully executed and brand spanking new versions of classics, who says 'you can't have your cake and eat it too'? Well, Brenda Taylor actually, and that is only one of the joints on this special release alongside Mahogany's Boogie anthem 'Ride on the rhythm', Chuck Davis' 'Spirit of sunshine' and Billy Nichols' 'Give your body up to the music'. Spread across 2 hefty slabs of beautifully mastered wax we get to enjoy Rahaan's reworks in all their uninterrupted glory, just as the Disco gods intended. Truly a match made in heaven, you will not want to miss out on this essential, extra-fresh West End / Rahaan / Liverpool Disco Festival release!


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS (INC. SHIT ROBOT, AWOL, PALE BLUE & CULT OF GLAMOUR)
    TITLEWE WE WE
    LABELMe Me Me
    CATALOGUE NO.WWWS2
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Shit Robot - Today I Cried
    2. A2. Awol - 55.003583, -1.444611
    3. B1. Pale Blue - A Heart Whose Love is Innocent
    4. B2. Cult Of Glamour - Inductive Logic

    Man Power’s Me Me Me label proudly presents a very special new compilation, ‘We We We’, which will see all profits donated to the vital Help Refugees charity. The release boasts 25 new and exclusive tracks from a wide range of artists both new and established including Pional, Juan Maclean, Shit Robot, Medlar, ASOK, Ian Blevins and more. As well as the full album, two limited, vinyl-only samplers will also be released, with each featuring one exclusive track that is not available anywhere digitally.

    The recipient of the albums profits, Help Refugees, is the leading UK NGO in a new movement of humanitarian aid, helping to plug the gaps in services not provided to those displaced by war. The man behind the compilation’s concept is Man Power aka Geoff Kirkwood, an established producer with credits for his off kilter mix of house, disco, ambient and techno on labels like John Talabot’s Hivern Discs, ESP Institute and Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondent.

    Kirkwood says, “I have wanted to do a compilation of this nature for a long time. I’m incredibly lucky, as well as eternally grateful, to know so many talented artists who were willing to donate wonderful music towards this important cause.” The gratitude clearly flows both ways with Help Refugees director Philli Boyle saying “We are so grateful to Man Power and to all the incredible artists who have shown solidarity with displaced people across the world”.

    The superb compilation kicks off in plaintive fashion with absorbing ambient tracks from Ian Blevins, Dharma and ASOK. Pale Blue’s ‘Eyes’ then brings deep and persuasive drums into the picture with thoughtful, sombre synths lingering up top. There is a real beauty to much of the selection here, as demonstrated by more wistful chords on Forriner’s lush deep house day dream ‘Sunrise in Bensham’, while jacking dance floor tackle comes from Pink Skull and Medlar’s pumping 909 drums and the pixelated melodic delights of Christophe’s rugged, Chicago-indebted jack track ‘Winder’.

    Man Power himself pops up with an epic nine minute opus that is broad, sweeping house music at its most dramatic and evocative, and Pional’s ‘Night Charmer’ is a typically inventive cut with icy drones and dehumanised vocals. Big hitters like Shit Robot offer a heavy dose of dub house, while ‘Quantume Reach’ by Juan Maclean (feat Amy Douglas) is gorgeously off beat house with thoughtful chords and spine-tingling vocals with a poignant message.

    This is a compilation jam-packed with a broad array of accomplished and standout sounds, and that it is all for charity only makes it an even more essential and welcome release.
    The full album is released exclusively via Bandcamp on 4th May in exchange for a ‘no minimum’ donation to the charity, with the label asking to please give generously.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS (MATIAS AGUAYO, KATERINA, DANIEL MALOSO & RED AXES, GLADKAZUKA)
    TITLESOLIDARITY FOREVER
    LABELCómeme
    CATALOGUE NO.COMEME044
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

    Track Listing

    1. A1. Matias Aguayo - Selvagem
    2. A2. Katerina - Trouble Boy
    3. B1. Daniel Maloso X Red Axes – En La Oscuridad
    4. B2. Gladkazuka – Futuro Caos

    Cómeme writes a new chapter of its own history, introducing a new artwork, a new logotype and new music starting with these three Various Artists EPs.

    We have decided to call it “Solidarity Forever” as a motivator for our everyday actions, and as a reminder of why we are doing what we do.

    These 12”s will introduce artists new to the label, new collaborations and new approaches from Cómeme members already familiar to you.

    Volume One will feature tracks by MATIAS AGUAYO, KATERINA, DANIEL MALOSO x RED AXES and GLADKAZUKA, you will be able to hear heavy modern latin riddims, technotic melancholia, lysergic disco fantasy and post internet underground funk - utopian music against dystopian times.
    And this is only the beginning.


    ARTISTJAD & THE
    TITLETWIST CLUB EP (INC. 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT DUB)
    LABELFina
    CATALOGUE NO.FINA027
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. 2 Getha (4 Eva Mix)
    2. A2. Twist Club
    3. B1. Disco Hold Down
    4. B2. Disco Hold Down (6th Borough Project Dub)

    FINA Records welcome Jad & The for a new EP that shows off the Australian-born, Berlin-based producer’s majestically melodic house sound. A special dub from 6th Borough Project makes this another essential release.

    Before now Jad & The has served up tracks of the year (‘Strings That Never Win’ - Mixmag 2017), fronted four piece live act Mitzi—who played alongside the likes of Nile Rodgers—and also produced as Jad & The Ladyboy, all the while picking up fans like Moxie and Bradley Zero. Sonar Kollektiv and Toy Tonics have put out his charming sounds before and this new one is another joyous offering.

    The feel good ‘2 Getha (4 Eva Mix)’ kicks things of with old school drum breaks and loved-up vocals. Big smeared pads, a new age melody and classic bassline line finish it off and carry you away to summery house heaven. ‘Twist Club’ then drops into lush deep house with a long legged bassline tumbling beneath organic drums. It’s a dreamy and romantic cut before ‘Disco Hold Down’ has live sounding jazz drums, choppy vocals and rough edges that take you to the heart of a vibe-fulled basement party. Delusions Of Grandeur’s 6th Borough Project serve up a Dub that’s more stripped back and built on a big rubber bassline. Jacking drums and a more rapturous vocal make it a truly steamy jam.

    Buy the EP digitally and you get a bonus track, ‘2 Getha (Neva Mix)’ which is another blissed out and rave tinged house cut which oozes pure euphoria. It closes out a brilliantly heartfelt EP of varied and vital house sounds.


    ARTISTSETH TROXLER
    TITLETHIS IS THEN
    LABELPlay It Say It
    CATALOGUE NO.PLAY027
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Young Seth - Moment
    2. A2. Seth Troxler - Satisfy
    3. B1. Seth Troxler - Relationships
    4. B2. Seth Troxler & Shaun Reeves - Still Hot
    5. C1. Sex Trothler feat Baby Prince - Jus Your
    6. C2. Seth Troxler - Aphrika
    7. D1. Kiki - Good Voodoo (Visionquest Remix)
    8. D2. Fever Ray - Seven (Seth Troxler RMX)

    To mark the first astonishing chapter of his career, Seth Troxler is presenting ‘This is Then’, an essential ten track compilation album taken from his ever impressive discography.

    In the ten years since Michigan born Troxler relocated to Europe, he has become one of dance music’s most recognizable figures. As a solo producer, collaborator and founding member of Visionquest, he has set the global techno agenda both in the DJ booth and studio. He’s served up landmark mixes for the likes of Boogybytes and DJ-Kicks, released on key labels from No.19 to NRK, Circus Company to Crosstown Rebels, and now runs his own label Play It Say It, and Tuskagee with The Martinez Brothers. ‘This Is Then’ is a compilation which serves to bookend the first part of his ongoing story, and also highlights how unique a producer he truly is.

    The album takes in many of Troxler’s different aliases, including an opener from Young Seth which was first released on Omar S’s FXHE in 2005. It’s a dark and involving track with real depth in the drums and atmosphere in the sparse synth work. From there ‘Satisfy’ is a freaky and eerie track of stripped back minimal funk, ‘Friend of Mine’ is a bumping and pared back house cut and ‘Oogity Boogity’, as Thrill Cosby, is another hugely inventive offering of machine made grooves.

    The second half takes in more singular sounds in the form of the slippery and seductive ‘Still Hot’ with long time friend Shaun Reeves, the colourful and cosmic house of ‘Jus Your’ with Baby Prince, perfectly dreamy and hypnotic depths of ‘Aphrika’ plus the huge Visionquest remix of Kiki’s modern classic ‘Good Voodoo.’ Things close out with a remix of Fever Ray’s ‘Seven’ that shows another side to Seth with its pressured drums and expertly treated vocal. This broad and brilliant compilation is a vital reminder of Seth’s wide ranging studio skills and always innovative musical mind and perfectly encapsulates the range of his productions to date.


    REPRESSES

    ARTISTSYLVESTER
    TITLEOVER & OVER (KON'S FOUND A FRIEND REMIX)
    LABELKONtemporary
    CATALOGUE NO.KON002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS15/05/2020
    REPRESS12/06/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A Sylvester - Over & Over (Kon's Find A Friend Remix)
    2. B Sylvester - Over & Over (Kon's Found A Friend Remix)

    The second release on Kon's officially licensed KONtemporary imprint is here.. this time he takes on one of disco's anthems to devastating effect, deftly reworking Sylvester's evergreen 'Over & over'.

    A true dance-floor bomb, 'Over & over' is just one of THOSE records, originally written by the legendary team of Ashford & Simpson it's inevitable that this jam oozes class. Kon has lovingly freaked the original master tapes into 2 brand new, fresh versions that will undoubtedly find their way into any self-respecting disco freaks DJ set. On side A we have his 'Found a friend remix', a beautifully reimagined and restructured version that leaves lots of space and let's those wonderful strings really soar, finally crescendoing in total disco glory! It's no wonder that the mighty DJ Harvey has been closing his sets with this one. Pure class. On side B we are treated to an amazingly bold 'Dub mix', in keeping with the traditions of the classic labels, West End, Prelude, Fantasy and Co, it's sparse, melodic and contains just enough juice to keep the people dancing and asking for more! This is an essential official release, 2 future classic mixes from one of the world's best remixers further sonically enhanced by Boston native Caserta on the mix. Licensed courtesy of the Concorde Music Group.


    ARTISTJACKIE MOORE
    TITLETHIS TIME BABY
    LABELColumbia
    CATALOGUE NO.23-10994AB
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Boogie
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A Jackie Moore - This Time Baby
    2. B Jackie Moore - Let's Go Somewhere and Make Love

    Jackie Moore's 1979 Disco bomb 'This time baby' is one of the biggest tracks of the genre. A total classic that found fame on the dancefloors via DJ's like David Mancuso, Larry Levan and Ron Hardy it is the epitome of a roof-raiser. Produced by Philly legend Bobby Eli (MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra, Stylistics, Barbara Mason) and mixed by underground Disco legend John Luongo this is an essential 12". Originally performed by The O-Jays Jackie's version ramps the energy right up to the max and cranks the heat up to 100. Everything is here, killer driving drums and percussion, THAT bassline that drops, the cowbells, horns, strings and of course...... Jackie! This is a straight repress of the '79 pressing on Columbia and features the sweet b-side 'Let's go somewhere and make love', another breezy Philly number courtesy of Mr. Eli yet again. All round quality. This classic has been legally reissued by Above Board distribution in conjunction with the legal rights holders - Sony Music Entertainment. This high quality repress features original Columbia pink label Disco 12" artwork and has been remastered from Sony's original sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.


    ARTISTTHE MAGHREBAN
    TITLE01DEAS
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1802
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE EX. USA
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS27/09/2019
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electronic
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Eddies
    2. A2 Crime Jazz
    3. A3 Can't Breathe
    4. A4 Hi Top Remix
    5. B1 Sham
    6. B2 Mike's Afro (feat Gatto Fritto)
    7. B3 Mbira
    8. C1 Revenge
    9. C2 Strings
    10. C3 Needy
    11. D1 Mr Brown
    12. D2 Broken
    13. D3 Radiance

    The Maghreban aka Ayman Rostom is one of the most unique and respected beat makers working in house and techno today. His dusky grooves, heavy bass pressure and clanking drum breaks sound like they were dredged from the bottom of the river Nile, imbued with a maverick personality that shares kinship with the likes of Detroit’s Andres and Waajed, making him a perfect fit on R&S’s storied roster of pioneering outsiders.

    In the past four years, he has released a slew of hotly tipped 12”s, mainly on his own label, Zoot, as well as French label Versatile and Bristolian beat mongers Black Acre.
    Also known as acclaimed hip-hop producer Dr Zygote (also one half of Eglo’s Strange U) Rostom has gained a reputation as a producer's producer, garnering heavyweight tastemaker support from the likes of Benji B, Ben UFO, Nicolas Jaar, Trevor Jackson and many others.

    After the extended clamour for a Maghreban long player, the wait is over as Rostom is finally ready to unleash his debut album ‘01DEAS’.  "The 12” format is great for the club, but I wanted to go a bit deeper with it, and explore different moods and ideas,” Rostom explains.

    Packed with richly satisfying cuts, the album draws on the Maghreban’s usual musical themes; 90s Home Counties rave, '93 dark jungle, 80s Steppers reggae, Broken Beat, dark modal jazz, colonial Afro Rock and psychedelia.  
    Despite this eclecticism however,  it is the consistently seductive groove at the centre of his music that is the key to his music’s ability to entrance the listener.
    "Growing up, I remember long car journeys with my dad, he always played a bunch of arabic music, Mohammad Abdel Wahab, Om Kalthoum, Abdel Halim Hafez, as well as Paul Young, Dire Straits, Bob Marley, Otis Redding” Rostom explains. "He used to drum on the steering wheel like a tabla with his palms and fingers - I think that definitely helped me understand rhythm and syncopation."
    Rostom's love of analogue technology is another key feature of his music, his process often finds him sampling from cassette tapes, employing wheezing compressors, dusty mixing desks and antique effects devices to impart texture, warmth and weight, or as he has described it "The hypnotic sound of confusion”.

    Throughout 01DEAS a dark mood is evident; "I make heavy, dark music  I think growing up with some arabic music allowed me to appreciate minor key stuff. And the Arabic music is big and dramatic. It’s one reason I liked death metal and hip-hop in my early teens alongside old hardcore/rave and jungle. It’s all heavy, head banging music. I’m usually trying to make the heaviest sounding thing that I can.”

    Indeed it is a bit of teenage wish fulfilment for Rostom to be releasing on R&S “When I was around 11-12 and my brother and I started buying records, the R&S stuff stood out. The Beltram 12”s and EPs and Outlander Vamp were records we loved”.

    For the first time, the album sees Rostom joined by a stellar cast of guests including Brighton based songstress Victoria Port of Anushka, Zimbabwean vocalist Rutendo Machiridza, rapper A-F-R-O, and best friend Gatto Fritto.


    ARTISTLONE
    TITLEAMBIVERT TOOLS VOLUME THREE
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1803
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • Deep House
  • Electronica
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Temples
    2. B. Hyper Seconds

    2017 saw the first two stunning instalments of Lone AKA Matt Cutler’s Ambivert Tools series - breezy atmospheric house, stacked with ‘floor ready trax, inspired by his red hot Magic Wire imprint. It also saw him present an inspired instalment for the venerable DJ Kicks series. (Mixmag number 2 compilation 2017)
     
    Now freshening up for 2018, Volume 3 finds Lone in vintage form - ‘Temples’ reconciles his love of heavy breakbeats with the nagging euphoric melodies, tracer thin synth lines and angular bass for which he is so beloved. ‘Hyper Seconds’ once again displays Cutler’s ability to channel the grooves of classic US house with a banging rhythm track and glistening gated arpeggios contrast perfectly for a rugged peak time bliss out.
     
    With this latest instalment of ‘Ambivert Tools' it’s fair to say that Cutler has proved himself one of the most consistent delivers of quality dancefloor tackle that perfectly balances the need for radiant melody / harmony with tough grooves and psychedelic experimentation.
     


    ARTISTPSYCHEMAGIK
    TITLEDANCE HALL DAYS
    LABELPsychemagik
    CATALOGUE NO.DH001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS26/04/2019
    Warehouse find07/02/2020
    Last copies08/05/2020
    Last copies26/06/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing TBC

    More vinyl remixes from Psychemagik with the long awaited official 'Dancehall Days' remix sanctioned by Jack Hues from Wang Chung himself. Jack liked Psychemagiks re-edit of Dance Hall Days so much he contacted the duo and offered them the parts for an official remix. The result is a monster dancefloor friendly beast that is true to the original edit but with some extra magik! ‘Psychemagik stand out from the crowd with high production values and innate musicality. I usually find remixes tedious, but this takes you on some off-world journey – very cool.’ Jack Hues (Wang Chung)

    A – Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Leg Warmer Remix)

    B – Beauty And The Bass


    ARTISTTORNADO WALLACE
    TITLETHINKING ALLOWED EP
    LABELESP Institute
    CATALOGUE NO.ESP015
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS10/01/2020
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    Genres

    Track Listing TBC

    If we listen to the Higher Self, our experience of life is joyful and abundant. When you see yourself connected to something bigger than yourself, you no longer feel must do it all alone. Your sense of power becomes highly magnified and your fears are greatly diminished. With the Universal Energy on your side, you can learn to trust not only yourself, but the Universe as well. There is nothing to fear. You are tapping into your source of power. When people speak of being "on a path" or that "life is a journey," they're referring to the constant vigil required to listen to the lessons of the Higher Self. The path that needs changing is the one that's in your mind. It is your mind that has to be changed first, then all that's right will follow. As you begin to awaken, reach out and turn on your tape machine, lie with your eyes closed and let the soothing, loving message sink in, "I am creating a beautiful day."


    ARTISTDJ HARVEY
    TITLETHE SOUND OF MERCURY RISING COMPILED WITH LOVE BY DJ HARVEY
    LABELPikes Records
    CATALOGUE NO.PIKES12001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Tony Esposito - Danza Dell'Acqua
    2. A2 Tore - She's A Lady
    3. B1 Elkin And Nelson - Abran Paso – Ahoa
    4. B2 Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - Spanish Boogie

    There is a long-standing love affair between DJ Harvey and Pikes, Ibiza. As well as coming back for his third consecutive ‘Mercury Rising’ residency, the legendary ‘DJs’ DJ has been appointed ‘Cultural Attaché’ for Pikes, meaning his magic touch and feel-good presence will create even more special moments at Pikes this summer, including the launch of new label, Pikes Records.

    In 2015 DJ Harvey made his hugely anticipated return to Ibiza and made Pikes his home for his Mercury Rising debut, a concept inspired by the beauty of the real Ibiza, the incredible history of Pikes and a genuine love for music. The love, the dancing, the music and the Balearic spirit perfectly and poetically encapsulated by DJ Harvey has seen Mercury Rising widely recognised as the most special night to embrace the island in over a decade.

    The next step in the Harvey and Pikes story sees him launch Pikes Records – the first record label founded by Pikes owners and Ibiza Rocks Co-Founders Andy McKay and Dawn Hindle. On the label, Harvey explains: “I see so many avenues to work together to release music, everything from live recordings from Ibiza Rocks and Pikes, mix tapes, original productions, showcasing new artists, there’s all sorts of avenues to open up.”

    With the finer details still under wraps, it’s safe to say fans can look forward to the first release being Harvey’s very own Mercury Rising compilation. But what can we expect from the third instalment of Mercury Rising? Putting it quite simply, “Just a serious good time really” says Harvey.

    The Sound Of Mercury Rising will be released September 15th on Pikes Records and DJ Harvey and his infamous all night long sets return for Mercury Rising from Monday 7th August to 25th September at Pikes Hotel.


    ARTISTMODEL 500
    TITLETHE PASSAGE
    LABELApollo
    CATALOGUE NO.APOLLOIII
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE EX. USA
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Detroit
  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A Side The Passage
    2. B1 Mind Changes
    3. B2 Vessels In Distress

    The Passage was one of the first releases on the brand new Apollo label in 1992 and the three tracks stand as some of Juan Atkins finest and most under rated music.

    Re-mastered by Matt Colton


    ARTISTPHARAOHS
    TITLEISLAND TIME
    LABELESP Institute
    CATALOGUE NO.ESP014
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

    Track Listing TBC

    Pharaohs is a live band from Los Angeles including blossoming producers Suzanne Kraft, Ale Cohen (from the legendary Dublab) and surfer/synth-geek, Sam Cooper. One might assume these lot are in search of their sound, dabbling in various sub-genres, loosely citing a mixed bag of references… but any listener with a refined palette will acknowledge these three as Renaissance Men of the highest order. They simply know what sounds nice and strive to execute their vision with taste, regardless of what inspiration fuels them at any given moment. Side A leads with "Ahumbo" (named after Sam's dream beach in Zanzibar), blending a dry and simplistic rhythm section with swelling synth chords, a cheeky vocal and a vibrant surf guitar. Following "Ahumbo" is the title track "Island Time," a bouncy jungle vibe with chant about tropical fruits, a reminder that its always Summer somewhere! Last, but not least, Side B doles out "If It Ever Feels Right," a percussive House jam that is literally a JAM… Its on this track, with its live percussion, saxophone and drum programming, that the band capacaity of Pharoahs shines.


    ARTISTYOUNG MARCO
    TITLEBIOLOGY (2017 REPRESS)
    LABELESP Institute
    CATALOGUE NO.ESP018
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS10/01/2020
    Warehouse find31/01/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electronica
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Biology Theme
    2. A2. Psychotic Particles
    3. A3. Sea World
    4. A4. Out Of Wind
    5. B1. Suzaku
    6. B2. Trippy Isolator
    7. B3. Can You Really Feel It ?

    Young Marco stepped into the ESP Institute one day in 2012 with a handful of undeniably brilliant music, and has ever since maintained an integral role in the mission of the label. His unaffected instinct and sincere writing process are perfectly balanced by his meticulous craft—a rare quality among contemporary artists which promises a vast and fruitful oeuvre. This is universal music, transcending genre and taste level despite being wholly instrumental. Much like his ability as a DJ, pairing esoteric records to discerning dance floors worldwide, Marco's talent for producing the right voice in an emotive melody and dynamic arrangement is aspirational. Biology is a passionate album that will outlive the many fleeting wrinkles in electronic music, but will more importantly nest in your heart.