TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
GenresDeep HouseDeep Techno
- A1 Soul Value (Jersey Groove)
- A2 Soul Value (Euro Groove)
- B1 Soul Value (Florist's 99 Adrenaline Groove)
- B2 Soul Value (Lamusa II Exotic-Dream Mix)
Housemates make their debut on NAFF with a blinding prog-house anthem conceived last summer at Casa Di Ruffino, Montreal. The ultimate dollar bin jumper, Soul Value shines with the sax magic of regular collaborator Emmanuel Thibau. Remixes by Florist and Lamusa II appear on the flip to round out the trip. Pure house energy for every dance floor on and off the planet. It just works!
- A1. J Wax - Different Nights
- A2. Ted Jasper - Get It Together
- B1. Gavinco - Grinding
- B2. Swayed - Jacked My Records
Your new shit.
Four new faces, four new sounds. Artists from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and London on one record. Basically, it's a quadruple A side bbz.
J Wax provides a classy African vocal laced rhythmic work out, a bold statement in loopy hip movement. Ted Jasper follows with a beautiful instrumental double bass led playful house experience. Think house meets MPC meets Nu-Jazz (*TIP*). On the flip Gavinco comes powering through with a deep guitar riff over some strong drums. This has made it into a few sets recently around town and really turns heads. Finally, Swayed drops a tune that is as exciting as having your bday at Wimpy. A New York Paradise Garage Vocal laced with fine horns and a baseline made to shake.
These tunes make people not want to go for a fag break.
- A1. Rizu X - Cerca
- A2. Christian S - Chevy Bounce
- A3. Aye Aye - No Play FTC
- B1. Ana Helder - No Da
- B2. Katerina - The Trick Baby
“Solidarity Forever Vol. III” Cómeme is the last chapter of this series, in which Cómeme introduces new artwork, a new logotype and three Various Artists EPs.
“Solidarity Forever” is a motivator for our everyday actions, and a reminder of why we are doing what we do, “Solidarity Forever” is Cómeme’s commitment to the reconstruction of underground culture. The last EP, Volume 3, features music by RIZU X (Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, MX), ANA HELDER (Rosario, Argentina), AYE AYE (Vaparaíso, Chile), Christian S (Cologne, Germany) and Katerina (Helsinki / Sofia). You will be able to hear Texmex Hardcore Industrial, New German Hot Wave, Psychedelic Seaside Dub, Motivating Rebel Techno, and Highly Sensitive Low Tech Jazz - here’s more utopian music against dystopian times. Welcome to volume three...
- A1 The Salsoul Orchestra - Chicago Bus Stop (Dj Spinna ReFreak)
- A2 The Strangers - Stimulation (Twice & Volcov Edit)
- B1 Ge Ology - ReFingered With Love
- B2 Joe Bataan - Latin Lover (Specter Edit)
- C1 Civil Attack - On The Phone (Mark Grusane Edit)
- C2 Jamie Lynn - You Aint Got No Money (Twice & Volcov Edit)
- D The Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Rainbow (Kai Alce NDATL Edit)
Salsoul Records have always stayed one step ahead of the game. Since the labels inception in the early 1970's the imprint's focus has been firmly fixed on presenting the most cutting edge dance music sounds and in the process the label has been instrumental in creating legends and shaping the landscape of contemporary club culture throughout the original Disco era and beyond. It comes as no surprise that many of todays labels and artists cite Salsoul as a fundamental influence on them and their output. The labels music has been endlessly rediscovered, sampled, re-edited and appreciated over and over again, your favourite DJ's and selectors undoubtedly reach for tracks from the catalogue each time they play. This is why Salsoul continue to collaborate with the best labels and artists out there today.
This is where Italy's Sounds Familiar crew come into the picture, for them Salsoul was always inclusive and for the people. The label’s music was — and still is — food for the soul. Sounds Familiar has been about bringing a different flavour to club culture since its inception. Their artists may or may not be known to the masses but their collective and individual influence on global music trends and club culture is inherent and indelible. Salsoul and Sounds Familiar coming together is like a Sunday lunch where generations of friends and family cook together. The food of our grandmothers and forefathers getting a fresh new spin as their children come of age and return to the family home.
Featuring a stellar array of internationally renowned underground diggers, DJ's, producers and remixers including DJ Spinna, Mark Grusane, GE-OLOGY, Twice & Volcov, Kai Alce and Specter, this special collaborative release shines a light on the deep corners of the Salsoul catalogue, lovingly reworked for 2018's discotheques by those who know, feel and understand the label, the dancefloor and respecting traditions while adding something a little bit different and a little bit new.
Even when it’s a little bit different, it still Sounds Familiar.
- A1. Osaka Native
- A2. Logos
- A3. Follow Me
- B1. Lady Plants
- B2. Hanasai
- C1. Feel It
- C2. Koot Works (Feat OR)
- D1. Oenothera
- D2. Sunizm
Ground is an Osaka native, but his soul is truly that of a nomad, traversing the planet, befriending the kindred spirits found in humans, animals and plants. He is exceptionally receptive to the beauty in all that surrounds him—the incidental music of a busy city street, the orchestrated chaos of a scrambling radio, the syncopated grace of a migrating flock of birds, the simplicity of an isolated hand clap—and as his map continuously unfolds, he accumulates a vast catalogue of visceral tools to complex musically recount his experiences. Sunizm is a cross section of the artist’s process—an array of complex microcosms overlapping to comprise a thematic whole—gathering field recordings, found instrumentation, jagged electronics, and synthesized chanting, to be woven into a dense narrative that appears both obsessively constructed and divinely improvised. With each consecutive track, the artist gradually constructs hypnotic patterns that 1-up the mind as it struggles to break free from a seduction of loops, steadily intensifying until reaching an apex of sound collage so cerebral that the listener might consider a post-album shower. But alas, the fourth quarter releases a bit of pressure, our gobs still lay smacked but there is a warm confidence as the psychedelic trial delivers us home to nod out. Dear humans, animals and plants, Ground and the ESP Institute present, Sunizm.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Groove With Us
- A2. So Chicago
- B1. Black Sunday
Seth Troxler continues to showcase the work of Chicago great K’Alexi Shelby: after an EP on his other label Tuskegee Music and a remix for Sean Miller on this imprint, Shelby now steps up to Play It Say It with a trio of excellent club cuts.
K’Alexi Shelby is one of the Windy City’s most venerated heroes. He’s put out six albums and almost 60 EPs since the late eighties, all of which have helped evolve and establish the Chicago house sound around the world. Next to remixing acts like The Pet Shop Boys and Derrick May, he runs his own K Klassik and 321 labels and remains as vital as ever.
The perfectly titled ‘Groove With Us’ opens up with a cut and paste style, funky disco loops and plenty of filters all bringing the loose house funk. It’s a playful and timeless tune that is designed to blow up the ‘floor and most certainly will thanks to its unbridled energy.
The dynamic and driving ‘So Chicago’ then slips into a slick house groove, with great percussion, more big string samples lighting up the track and a knotted bassline that keeps you on your toes. Suspenseful and explosive, it’s filled with authentic party vibes and a real sense of fun that will ignite any set.
Last but not least is the excellent ‘Black Sunday’, which takes uplifting preacher vocals from a church sermon and backs it with gospel singing, an old school baseline and raw energy that will get hands in the air. It’s a definitive piece of authentic house music with real heart and soul.
This is an expressive EP of house tracks that embody the instinctive and emotive spirit of the genre to perfection.
- A1. Miracle Man
- A2. Becomes The Prime
- B1. Tooms
- B2. Clan
Warsaw based duo Private Press join Rekids Special Projects this July with four deep techno cuts entitled ‘Zero Sum EP’.
Hailing from Poland, Adam Brocki and Jan Wóycicki make up Private Press – a project that’s released sought after cuts on labels like Technosoul and Indigo Aera. The duo is also known by the name Raw Feelings, however many will be familiar with Brocki’s Newborn Jr. alias, which has dropped releases on Rhythm Section, Echovolt, Dopeness Galore and Les Yeux Orange.
‘Miracle Man sets the tone with delayed resonant synths accompanied by crunchy and distorted snares before ‘Becomes The Prime’ opts for a lo-fi sound with filtered synth blips and enigmatic vocal slices.
On the flip side ‘Tooms’ delivers heavily reverberated horn-like stabs, modulated synth lines and an underpinning bass that rumbles throughout as ‘Clan’ offers a fast paced cut with high pitched whistling that echoes alongside a thumping kick drum and organic percussion to bring the package to a close..
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. UFO (Acid Kontakt)
- A2. Click Thang
- B1. Last Daze Of Dizko
Chicago house pioneer DJ Sneak and Russian export Tripmastaz have proven themselves to be a formidable pairing since their first EP landed on Sneak’s imprint, I’m A House Gangster, in 2014. In July, they add to their joint discography with a three-tracker dispatch on Cassy’s burgeoning label, Kwench Records.
The label’s sixth release, Cassy takes a step back and gives this collaborative duo yet another outlet to showcase their dancefloor fodder, which follows releases on Kaluki Music, Mr. Nice Guy, Reptile Dysfunction, Ovum Recordings and, of course, I’m A House Gangster.
Extraterrestrial Intelligence reminds fans of not just their deftness in producing tough house cuts, but also their prowess at manipulating the Roland TB-303 to deal a solid smacking of acid. ‘UFO’ reaches out to roughen up the humanoids of this planet with the 303’s distinctive squelch and those clattering drum machine rhythms – a track that’s guaranteed to get you twisted. Gruff vocals on ‘Click Thang’ break through as a tough bassline ensures your participation on the floor, and ‘Last Daze of Dizko’ maintains momentum with a thumping bassline that any peak-time burner should possess.
- A1. Stereometric
- A2. Nuts
- B1. Wheels
- B2. Mindwork
This one has been a long time coming. Great 12”s never get shelved at LDDLM, time is not the essence.
Benedikt Frey has been part of the extended family since his remix of CAR’s Idle Eyes and we crossed paths a few times at Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. INIT, his project with his other half Nadia d’Alò, has seen releases on neighbours such as Hivern or Correspondant, our door was naturally open to their pretty personal brand of “off-kilter techno” as RA says.
STEREOMETRIC is almost a definition of INIT’s acid mind. Failing their own tricks, heavy atmosphere and unusual restraint. NUTS is almost an instrumental extension of the title track, when your head finally hit that window pane. WHEELS slows the rush down, wandering on an imaginary Khyber pass. This is only deception though, MINDWORK being a real exercise in post-goa trance.
Hope you enjoy the trip. See you after the summer.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. COYO
- B. COYO (OG Saxy Drum Dub)
Arthur Baker and Murk are two of the most iconic brands in electronic music. Arthur Baker’s career started in Boston, and then hit its stride while he was living in New York City in the 80s and 90s, and he now spends much of his time in Miami.
Oscar G and Ralph Falcon aka Murk were born, raised, and lived their entire lives in Miami. This new single is a culmination of the three artists spending time together in Miami, and DJing on the weekly Murk Monday events at renowned Miami location Coyo Taco (delicious tacos up front, Beats in a secret club in the back).
Coyo combines the tribal house percussion that Murk is known for with the party-driven synths, vocals and instrumentation that is Arthur Baker’s trademark.
- A1. Secret
- B1. Secret (Ambient Version)
- B2. Vechnost (Instrumental Version)
Gorje and Izhevski return to All Day I Dream. Finally!
Our Russian exotic step brothers have their own elegant and distinctive sound that carefully balances musical emotion with signature beats. Equally at home on the dance floor as well as your lounge floor in your Spotify playlist.
Nikolai has been a long time fan of Peter Broderick and was given the opportunity to work with him last year. He (and Dimitri) took Peter's vocals and created something quite beautiful, both in Ambient form as well as the 4:4 version. Ta da! Their new EP was well on it's way to completion.
Seeing as I'm never satisfied though I insisted they stayed up late for another week and the result was L'eternite. Harking back to one of their first releases (Calinerie) on the label this subtle melodic bomb will be heard as the sun sets or the sun rises across the universe this Summer.
If you're not already aware please check out the boys label too. Shanti Radio Moscow is a label we at All Day I Dream love.
- A. Malfunction
- B. Binary
R&S welcome back highly-revered techno artist Benjamin Damage with his new double headed single ‘Malfunction / Binary'.
‘Montreal’ from his debut R&S EP proved to be one of the label's biggest techno releases of the last few years - the pummelling drums, intense atmosphere and beatuiful melodies are synonymous with the music that has made the label timeless.
Road tested in Benjamin’s heavy artillery live shows across the globe, Malfunction / Binary pick up where the last EP left off - pistoning rhythms, breakneck beats and monolithic bass, but this time the mood is more reflective and optimistic - skying cloud-like pads offer a dreamy counterpoint.
Made between London and Berlin, following recent live shows at Berghain and Oval Space, Benjamin’s wanderlust and restless studio dynamic sees him continually breaking down his gear to travel,
“Being on tour with all my gear I find it quite easy to work in new places,” he explains. “I like the energy of different cities and it's good to keep moving.”
This new EP is announced ahead of a huge, all hardware live show at Sonar by Night in Barcelona. With ‘Malfunction/Binary’ sure to do the business and an album in progress for R&S scheduled for 2019 it’s going to be an exciting year ahead!
- A1. Lip Service
- A2. Bored Of Life
- B1. Lip Service (SIT Remix)
A consistent source of clued-in house and techno, Archie Hamilton’s Moscow imprint has been feeding discerning fans of electronic music since 2010. During that time, the London- based producer has supported established and up-and-coming names alike, those more often with a focus geared towards the dancefloor. The label’s latest offering comes from Hamilton himself, who teams up with Panick Panick! label owner Noha, offering a collaborative EP that is a fitting snapshot into the work of both individuals.
The NoHamilton EP gets underway with ‘Lip Service’, a rough-and-ready track with firm emphasis on a grinding, hypnotic loop that easily surpasses your average DJ tool. Highly finessed and progressing steadily, it’s the perfect example of how to do less with more.
Looking towards more sun-kissed planes, the duo deliver the EP's A2 track, a more heads- down cut that’s loaded with good-time grooves from the get go. Sure to work a charm whenever it’s unleashed, ‘Bored of Life’ serves up an intriguing insight into both producers’ boundless studio output.
Romanian duo SIT culminate matters with their ‘Lip Service’ rework. Consisting of Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia, the pair have been excelling consistently, with both their Resident Advisor mix and latest release on the iconic Sushitech label proving a potent reminder of this. Taking the listener down the rabbit hole once more, they inject Archie Hamilton & Noha's original with an eerie sheen, also adding an off-kilter baseline that’s hard not to get lost in. A suitably groove-led but unconventional interpretation, it closes off the EP with the sort of distinction we’ve come to expect from Moscow.
- A1. Exham Priory
- A2. ‘sblood Thou Stinkard
- B1. Asenath
- B2. Dagon
- B3. Edward
- C1. R’lyeh
- C2. Zadok
- D1. The Deep Ones
- D2. Marsh Refinery
- D3. Y’ha-nthlei
- E1. Wilbur
- E2. lavinia
- F1. Nyarlathotep
- F2. Blasted Heath
- F3. Wippoorwills
Rephlex producer EOD drops a mind-bending fifteen track debut album on Bjarki’s bbbbbb this June.
Born in Trondheim, Norway, Stian Gjevik is a rarity amongst electronic music producers. Possibly the most interesting musician representing the braindance and IDM sounds of today, EOD’s productions have landed on labels like WéMè Records, sleepers, cpu, 030303 and Aphex Twin’s highly respected Rephlex. Dropping on bbbbbb last year, his ‘Swurlk EP’ sold out within a month and received support from Aphex Twin, Bicep, Bjarki, Nina Kraviz and many more.
“It's the album I've wanted to do since I started making music - feels like a dream come true. Inspired by what got me into electronic music in the first place; jungle and early ‘00s Warp/Rephlex "drill & bass"-type stuff, but shifted through my own EOD-style lens. Oh yeah and loads of lovecraft references because I love those.” - EOD
A must-listen for fans of sublime synth-driven cuts, otherworldly beatless affairs and frenetic, machine- driven jams, EOD’s ‘Named’ is a refreshing and highly anticipated debut long player from a true master of his craft.
- A Single Girl (Vocal)
- B R-Trax D-Rail
Offical re issue 2018 Ultra-rare proto-house vibes from Chicago courtesy of Still Music.
This one's long been coveted by followers of the jacking beat, the apostles of WBMX.
Produced by Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr this is a truly unique record and one that is very hard to obtain.
If you dig the earliest grooves from the Windy City, or you have a passing interest in Italo or Freestyle then this is for you!
A fully legit 12" reissue, taken from Still Music's recent, comprehensive overview of the 'Let's Dance' label this is unmissable.
- A1. Liwando
- B1. Liwando (Jacques Renault BK Club Version)
- B2. Didn't I (Acid Mix)
Summertime funtime courtesy of... someone from somewhere. Who know?
“Liwando” is Madchester rave culture with a disco underbelly and a bongo and conga fervor.
Jacques Renault’s mix somehow manages to cram a few more sticks of dynamite into the mix, beefing up the funkiness quotient (that bass!) and embellishing the breakdowns (that horn!)
“Didn’t I (Acid Version)” is definitely the afterward to “Liwando,” a joyous, soaring encore that has, yes, a touch of acid folded in.
- A. Natural Dark
- B1. Olavi2
- B2. Basement Track
Heavyweight techno from Finland's finest.
- A1. Barksdale
- A2. Paradiso
- B1. Blue Room
- B2. Puff
The T.E.N.S label is a home for noted and unknown producers alike to work freely, removing any prior associations, using only pseudonyms.
- A1. Do You Know You Are
- A2. In A Vision
- B1. Going Thru Life
- B2. Take Me Higher
- C1. Ride
- C2. School Hall
- D1. Never Want To Lose You
- D2. All The Time
Released on TRAX in the golden year of 1989 Chicago's Virgo aka friends Eric Lewis and Merwyn Sanders, along with peers such as Larry Heard and Frankie Knuckles, gently pushed House music towards a more musically sophisticated realm that hadn't been explored previously. Across 8 tracks Virgo took us on a deep exploration of sound that was both masterfully arranged and produced and in direct contrast to a lot of the rudimental and jacking drum tracks that were the flavour of the day. There are few debut albums in the electronic sphere that can claim the title of 'classic', but this is surely one of them. A defining turning point in dance music, the dawn of what would later be referred to as the 'deep house' movement and sound is all evident with the grooves of this legendary record. Often listed as one of the 'greatest LP's of all time', this self-titled odyssey remains an essential, must have record that never loses it's magic, flawless in every way and still trailblazing today. Every home should have one. Remastered in conjunction with TRAX, repressed from the finest audio sources available. Often imitated, never replicated! 100% legit.
GenresIndie DanceNu Disco
- A. Ca VA
- B. Gaufre
Limited information on this release, it contains two super edits that have been heavily road tested on a certain soundsytem that is currently doing the rounds. Not much information beyond that but the music speaks for itself. Slow mo with energy. More soon.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1 - Cola
- A2 - Cola (Dario D'Attis Remix)
- B1 - Cola (Franky Rizardo Remix)
- B2 - Cola (Mousse T.'s Glitterbox Mix)
Undoubtedly one of the most addictive records of 2017, CamelPhat & Elderbrook’s ‘Cola’ has been a defining musical moment of the year. Growing exponentially since its release, the track has captivated tastemakers, DJs and clubbers alike, topping charts and blowing up worldwide to become a true modern anthem. Leading on from the success of the original and some heavyweight remixes, three of which hit the Beatport top ten – for the first time on vinyl, comes a remix package set to continue ‘Cola’s’ dance floor domination.
Rising superstar Franky Rizardo’s suitably heavyweight remix comes correct with a club-friendly update that elevates the unmissable vocal hook and bottoms out the breakdown. Dario D’Attis’ vinyl exclusive mix continues the club feel with rolling grooves, teasing breakdowns and shuffling hi-hats in a remix which packs a punch, guaranteed to get people moving from the get-go. Mousse T. flips the track completely, bringing those Glitterbox vibes to Defected, taking ‘Cola’ to the next level and going straight to Traxsource #1 in the process.
- A1. Wood Trees
- A2. Day Pulse
- B1. Garden Interlude
- B2. Into The Fun
Having pinned to perfection the sonics of the Adriatic, Croatia’s Love International Festival bottles up their blissed out rhythms and sunrise sessions for the inauguration of Love International Recordings, fittingly, with a first release from UK producer Begin.
Bringing the Love International feel to wax and digital, the label will encapsulate the range of music the festival’s secluded party paradise has become renowned for. All the way from the balearic tinges of this first release, to the meatier house, techno and electro selections on show at Barbarellas.
Begin aka James Holroyd has a long history with Love International. Dating back to the early 2000s, Holroyd was one of the first guest DJs at the old Garden festival on the former festival site in Petrčane. Long serving Chemical Brothers tour DJ, Back to Basics resident since the 90's and Bugged Out co founder, Begin has long paid his paid his dues to the scene. In the words of Dave Harvey: “he’s been an absolute workhorse in dance music for time”.
Love International 001's tracks seemingly fit the festivals own daily lifecycle. From the docile guitar picking of meditative EP opener ‘Wood Trees’ to the slow daybreak funk of ‘Daypulse’ where synths pierce through the track like sun rays through the Adriatic dusk, the EP is a holistic reflection of what one might hear at one of the festival’s fabled sunrise sessions. ‘Garden Interlude’ ushers in a fresh burst of energy, with the revitalizing sounds of piano house, paired with warming neo soul vocals. ‘Into The Fun’ is a self fulfilling prophecy, closing the EP on a quintessentially balearic note.
- A Cafe Del Mar (Tale Of Us Remix)
- B Cafe Del Mar (Nalin & Kane Remix)
Renaissance recruit Tale of Us for the second the second edition of their quarterly-century celebrations.
With the first release in this series occupying #1 status for 6 weeks last summer, Renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th Anniversary ‘The Remix Collection” project. For the follow-up to Solomun’s immense reworking of Age Of Love, Renaissance have bagged more Techno royalty in the shape of Italian duo Tale Of Us, to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
The track in question is the legendary ‘Café Del Mar’ by the 90’s trance project, Energy 52. Much alike the previous remix by Solomun, it seems Tale Of Us also have their work cut out for them, as this track has had no shortage of remixes over the years. However, the popularity of ‘Café Del Mar’ is not simply reflected through its remix roster. Named after the iconic bar at the heart of the Ibiza clubbing scene, it was the soundtrack to the rave-culture movie, ‘Human Traffic’ in 1999. In addition to this ‘Café Del Mar’ later went on to be voted #1 in MixMag’s 2001 “500 Best Tracks Ever” list.
With this second remix, Tale of Us take the classic elements that made Café Del Mar such a huge track in the 90’s, bringing them into the present-day with big licks of bass and a huge crescendo. Carrying forward the focus of the series, this remix refreshes the iconic track for a new generation of listeners. Undoubtedly, as with the original, it is sure to be the soundtrack of Ibiza this summer.
With the first release in this series occupying Beatport #1 status for 6 weeks last summer, Renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th Anniversary ‘The Remix Collection” project. For the follow-up to Solomun’s immense reworking of Age Of Love, Renaissance have bagged more Techno royalty in the shape of Italian duo Tale Of Us, to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.