TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1 The Day The Earth Stood Still
- A2 Lagrange Point
- B1 GOD (Gospel of Doubt) Part 2 ft Casey Gerald
- C1 Corpse Reviver Number 1
- C2 Maskara
- D1 Bellatrix
- D2 The Razor's Edge
- B2 Rigel
After 7 years of chart topping hits covering an array of genres, Pleasurekraft have announced the release of their debut album "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" set for release on 23rd February.
Whether treading into electronica with the album's existential bookends; "Interiors" and "Last Transmission", or flexing big-room techno muscles on "The Day the Earth Stood Still" & "Rigel", there is an indelible fingerprint throughout the 11 tracks that merits continuous listens to reveal its multi-layer depth. Filled with cinematic and cosmological references throughout, what makes "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" truly unique is that it is not merely music for a clubbing experience, but something more, something akin to a musical mission statement; To prove that there is more to dance music than just a 4/4 beat, cliche drug references, and party themed vocals. From Casey Gerald's stirring sermon on "G.O.D. (Gospel of Doubt)", to the searingly cynical "Corpse Reviver Number 1", this debut album is wholly visceral on a musical and thematic level.
Having established a firm reputation for creating standout productions since the release of the now iconic "Tarantula", Pleasurekraft's musical evolution has moved towards a much tougher, atmospheric blend of melodic techno in recent years, comprised of big room drums, soaring breaks, and smart, unpredictable vocals. This self-dubbed "cosmic techno" sound has garnered support from a range of techno heavyweights, including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber & many more.
While "Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations" is certainly dressed in full techno regalia, it's pulsing heart yearns toward a greater understanding of the Cosmos, and humanity's place within it.
Vinyl features all 8 of the album’s club tracks. 3 additional electronica tracks available as digital only. Out 23rd February on Kraftek Music
GenresDeep HouseNew JerseyTech House
- A1 Matrix - Get Out (Detroit Swindle Remix)
- A2 Dreamer G - I Got That Feelin (Josh Butler Remix)
- B1 Kamar - I Need You (Peggy Gou Remix)
- B2 - Kerri Chandler & Jerome Sydenham - Powder (Jimpster Remix)
Madhouse Records presents ‘Kerri Chandler (Remixed)’ this February, a package including remixes by Detroit Swindle, Josh Butler, Peggy Gou and Jimpster.
Since Kerri Chandler founded Madhouse Records twenty-five years ago, it has been a reputable outlet for high quality house music, ‘Kerri Chandler (Remixed)’ sees the house music icon’s work remixed by some of the scenes most exciting DJ’s and producers. Heist Recordings helming duo Detroit Swindle continue to establish themselves with regular bookings across the world whilst Josh Butler has become a revered name in house music with releases on Defected, Kaoz Theory, and his own imprint Origins Records, Peggy Gou has become a highly in-demand artist with her productions being picked up by Radio Slave’s seminal imprint Rekids and Jimpster’s twenty-year career has seen the release of three LP’s and a plethora of singles on his very own Freerange Records.
Detroit Swindle’s take on ‘Get out’ utilises Kerri Chandler’s own infectious vocal samples from the original, the inaugural release on Madhouse back in 1992, ethereal pads and intriguing synthesiser motifs underpinned by an gritty bass hook. Josh Butler contributes gripping vocal licks and hypnotic chord progressions on top of shuffling percussion and a grooving low-end with his remix of ‘I Got That Feelin’.
Peggy Gou’s remix of ‘I Need You’ offers up an array of intertwining melodies with acidic overtones which float above sharp cymbal work and crisp snares before Jimpster’s take on ‘Powder’ provides warped samples from the original, evolving synthesiser motifs and crunching house drums to close the release.
Madhouse Records Presents ‘Kerri Chandler Remixed’ drops on Madhouse Records on 9th February 2018 (Vinyl Only).
- A1. Lost Miracle
- A2. Dida
After playing Lovestar to death we reached out to see if Sebastien was still feeling in an emotional mood. We discovered quickly that, in fact, this is where his creative heart lives and breathes.
The two tracks featured here were conjured up (in a daydream we like to believe) in time to play out at all the Summer closing events in the USA and on Be@TV's coverage at the BPM festival and our South American tour. Already loved. Already "track ID'd and already to create more magical moments.
- A1. Girl
- A2. MDK
- B1. Nothing to Worry ABout
- B2. Vitamin Loops
Lost Loops & Broken Tapes Vol.2 treads the lines between smudged-up disco, raw house and french-touch. Don’t think about that too much, just let the music work its magic…
J&AG join the likes of Adesse Versions, Project Pablo and Seb Wildblood on Let’s Play House, the ever-dynamic New York label operated by Nik Mercer and Jacques Renault.
Latest feedback attached, will keep you updated as more comes in. Horse Meat Disco, Danny Tenaglia, Tensnake, Detroit Swindle, Altern-8, Loco Dice, Ossie, Crazy P, Jimpster, Josh Wink + more all supporting...
GenresDeep HouseDeep TechnoElectronica
- A1 Toma Kami - Rivershells
- A2 Pablo Marco - All About
- B1 Liem & Eddie Ness - Fujiyama
- B2 K-LONE - Clouds
Back in the area. Banoffee Pies original imprint continues with BP007. The more serious and leftfield off shoot under the labels wing this time inviting the introduction of two new label members on this 4 track VA. Toma Kami opens the A1 with the title Rivershells, a slowly erupting swirl of percussion and progressive drums. A real head turner.
The A2 comes from Pablo Marco with his second addition to Banoffee after his breakbeat power track on their Black Label Series Imprint earlier in the year. Murmuring vocals and a swirling feeling with “All About” - sure fire dance floor reset button included.
The B1. comes from Liem & Eddie Ness, who’s split EP with ac$ on the earlier released BP005 analog acid record was enough to invite a return appearance this time with leftfield “Fujiyama”, and welcoming of K-Lone previously known for his involvement on the powerful Bristol label, Wisdom Teeth with a down tempo track with warm spherical sounds.
- A1. Pulp Fusion
- A2. Fade Out
- AA. Raw (Live Edit)
Adesse Versions has been dropping some choice originals and edits on a host of renowned and respected labels for the last four years and we’re proud to add him to the esteemed list of artists to release on Delusions Of Grandeur.
From early white labels on Make Love In Public Spaces and his own Adesse Versions label through to his recent outings on Heist, Numbers, Razor n Tape, Let’s Play House and Local Talk, he continuous to impress with his raw, sample-heavy production which brings pure energy to the dance floor.
For his Pulp Fusion EP, Adesse presents three diverse and brilliant cuts, all showing off his deft touch in the studio and providing what we feel is his strongest work to date. Pulp Fusion leads the A side with cutting clavinets doubling up the syncopated bassline, a super-charged romp where disco meets filtered house resulting in a track with widespread appeal despite its raw and underground approach.
The A2 entitled Fade Out drops the BPM’s for a string-drenched, Philly soul jam, heavy on percussion but with a gentle lilt and Balearic vibe that makes it perfect for the wind down.
Last but definitely not your average B side filler we have the mighty Raw in it's Live Edit incarnation. Militantly minimal in sonic palate, this jacked up house track simply rocks the spot thanks to Adesse’s ballsy arrangement,production prowess and nasty bassline, rounding off this EP with a punch
- A1. Native Cruise - Space, Time & A Manual
- A2. Will Lister - Sunset Over St. Peter's Spire
- B1. Rouge Mecanique - Prisma Ltd
- B2. LT - Gale Force
- B3. Dear Earth - Black Boots
Following a red letter release in the form of Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin's Idiom, YAM Recordings return with the second installment of their You And Music compilation series, this time compiled by YAM fam Hollick & Z Lovecraft.
Kicking things off on the A side is Native Cruise, a new artist Hollick has been working extensively with on No Bad Days, bringing that signature ‘floaty yet punchy’ sound. It’s a Kwaito-esque club jam with pan flutes and percussive loops bringing that energy to the start of the record. Will Lister’s ‘Sunset Over St. Peter’s Spire’ is up next with a hypnotising yet intricate production from the hugely promising talent. Will is a dude very much affiliated with YAM and, of course, our pals over at Balamii Radio so it only seemed natural to have him on the record. That melody is a proper ear-worm too!
The B side, curated by Z Lovecraft, is a slightly tougher affair with three tracks representing his taste in soulful sounds and expands on his A&R work for Rhythm Section International. First up is Rouge Méchanique’s ‘Prisma Ltd’; a 7-minute psychedelic drum odyssey showcasing the multi instrumentalist’s many talents and influences, with guitar overdubs and flute ambience taking the dance floor far and beyond. On B2, upcoming break beat talent, LT, takes the helm with ‘Gale Force’. Hailing from the Peak District, LT makes work of deep vocal pads, 606 touches and a killer bass line. Finishing off the compilation is Wholemeal Music’s boy wonder, Dear Earth, who conjures a charming hip-hop ditty with his delicate assemblage style.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. Hypochondriac
- A2. Ghosted
- B1. Existential ft. Jeremy Glenn
- B2. Movement
Every now and then a release comes along from out of nowhere with little fanfare, no social media or extensive PR campaign enabling those who discover it to simply focus on the music without bias or preconceived ideas which can so often cloud our judgement these days. The Hypochondriac EP is one such release, bringing four diverse tracks which veer from the heavier percussive groove and goose-bump inducing Rhodes of the title track through to the spaced-out, soul-drenched vocal workout Existential. on Movement and Ghosted we’re treated to deep and tracky shuffled grooves and 90’s inspired NYC deep house with a nod to Dopewax and Henry Street. Simply put, this is the kind of record that back in the day would be your secret weapon for many years with all four tracks working their magic in different sets in different situations and places. We hope you enjoy this little slice of house perfec-tion!
GenresAcid HouseChicagoDeep HouseTechno
- A1 The Future - Armando's Original Mix)
- B The Future (Cajmere's Vision - Luke Solomon's Slight Edit)
Mint Condition - A reissue label focussed 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....
If we told you that you'd be seeing the future back in 1996 would you have believed us? Maybe not, but Armando may beg to differ, yes that Armando. Chicago's prodigal son (RIP) hooked up with one of Chicago's other prodigal sons - Cajmere - to drop this stellar piece of jacked-up, hi-tech, slamming house on the infamous Radikal Fear imprint ran by Felix Da Housecat. Yeah, that's a lot of legendary names right there, for sure. Sit back, take it in for a second, let it marinate. 'The future' is a banger, no doubt about it. Punishing kick drums, manic synth stabs and that creeping trademark Armando acid is all there, it doesn't let up. Driving in all the right ways it's a surefire weapon. Classic Chi-town sounds here, second wave style. Over on the b-side we are lucky to be treated to an exclusive, respectful re-edit of Cajmere's absolutely heavyweight remix of 'The future', again this one kicks hard in Curtis' unique style. We were granted access to our homie and long time freak, Chicago house aficionado and advocate Luke Solomon's private edit of this jam. To say that it works is an understatement, Luke knows what he's doing 100%, decades spent behind the mixing desk and turntables all over the world have made sure of that. Oh, by the way, be careful with that bassline on the remix, it's capable of bringing out the weird side of anyone exposed to it on the dancefloor.... in the best possible way, of course! Essential stuff here, for the heads for sure!
'The future' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders for 2017 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original master sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!
- PT1 - A. Knight Action Featuring Sedenia - Single Girl (Vocal)
- PT1. - B - Knight Action Featuring Sedenia - R-Trax/D-Rail
- PT2. - A - Duane Thamm Jr - Jump Trax (125 BPM's To 107 BPM's)
- PT2. - B1. Duane Thamm Jr - Jump Trax (111 BPM's To 125 BPM's)
- PT3. - A - Knight Action - R-Trax (Special Mix)
- PT3. - B - Knight Action - D-Rail (Special Mix)
- PT4. - A1 - Knight Action Featuring Sedenia - Single Girl (Instrumental)
- PT4. - A2 - Mike Tomaselli - Crazy Or Not (Instrumental)
- PT4. - B1 - Mike Tomaselli - Crazy Or Not (Virgin)
- PT4. - B2 - Belinda Hoover - I Like That In You (Dub Version)
- PT4. - B3 - Joey O And Out Of Control – Nobody (Club Mix)
Jerome Derradji + Still Music are proud to present Let’s Dance Records - Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr. Chicago 1983-85.
The origin of house music, at least in a commercial sense, is generally associated with young African American producers from Chicago’s South Side, but one of the first Chicago house music labels was started by a young, white, gay DJ from the far west suburbs.
The Let’s Dance story will take you back to the beginnings of Mike Macherello and Duane Thamm Jr. when Chicago’s house music was in its infancy.
Back then, after starting as young roller disco Dj in the late seventies, Mike Macherello gradually made its way to the best radio station in 1981 - WBMX - and started a movement that still ripples through the city today.
Let’s Dance’s founder, Mike Macharello, was a DJ who bridged diverse music scenes, from rock clubs to discos. The Let’s Dance record label helped establish Chicago’s dance music industry between 1983 and 1985, before becoming Play House Records (which will be reissued by Still Music in an upcoming set). Macharello’s pal, DJ Duane Thamm Jr., also from the ’burbs, became the label’s main producer and one of house music’s most important studio engineers and producers.
Mike and Duane went on to release a few legendary singles for Let’s Dance that are still to this day considered to be the earliest House music records coming from Chicago.
The 12” pack includes faithful reissues of Selenia’s “Single Girl”, Duane Thamm Jr. “Jump Trax”, the insane Knight Action “R-Trax/D-Rail” 12”s along with a 5 tracks 12” compilation and an accompanying poster insert including rare pictures and artifacts with the story of the label.
- A Nights Over Egypt
- B Love Dont Ever Say Goodbye
Detroit sisters The Jones Girls were a hugely popular part of Philadelphia's PIR stable throughout the 1970's and 80's.
They cut numerous sides for the label aided by the incredible production and arrangements of the infamous Gamble and Huff hit machine.
'Night over Egypt' is surely one of their most enduring, evergreen tracks. As popular today with people as it was on it's 1981 release.
A record that truly transcended genre boundaries and touched people from all walks of life and of all taste persuasions, it is a true soul classic. Often imitated yet never bettered! It's no wonder the 12" has always been sought after, sometimes commanding collectors prices on the used vinyl marketplace. The flipside 'Love don't ever say goodbye' is a sultry, Dexter Wansell produced slow-jam that ticks all the right boxes! One for the lovers out there, pure quiet storm business.
This is a fully legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and Sony music, sourced from their vaults using original source material and remastered and repressed to the highest standard for 2018 and featuring all original 1981 PIR label artwork.
Here's your chance to own yet another essential stone cold classic from the archives!
- A1 Peitsche
- A2 Fuck the napkin
- B1 dron in Koln*
- B2 kings of the robot rhythm
- C1 long way back
- C2 nocturne
- D1 the shining
- D2 something in the water
MAGNETIK NORTH is ‘live drum electronics’. Drum performances are fed through processors, samplers and sequencers to produce layers of rhythmic patterns that interact with each other. Other instruments are melted into different textures so that only the harmonic content remains. This is a new project from Ian Tregoning, engineer and producer for artists as diverse as Yello and Fela Kuti.
Now working with Jaki Liebezeit, the legendary drummer from CAN, to add his endless evolving rhythms. Jaki’s in a world of his own as he balances technical brilliance with subtle restraint. Recording started in the Summer 2006 in an old jazz studio in the south of Köln. Jaki arrived with a minimal drum kit including customised cymbals, a snare and a huge Gretsch floor-tom from the CAN days. All of Jaki’s performances are ‘complete takes’ with no drop-ins, loops or edits.
The backing tracks for ‘evolver’ were recorded without using key changes. Each song features one key which is held continuously while other instruments and effects are blended with the key. Drums (also tuned to the same key) were added last which is another unusual technique. As Jaki says ‘they’re often overlooked as tuned instruments in their own right’. The finished results are a minimal blend of industrial and classical. Like listening to a ‘raga in an earthquake’.
Guest musicians include :
KUMO shaker ^ ARP 2600
LEE HARRIS (fromTALKTALK) djembe ^c hinesepercussion
ANDY BAXTER bass
MICHAEL POLLITT wash guitar
TIM HUTTON trumpet
JOE HOLLICK guitar
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1 Calling Out (7" Edit)
- B1 Calling Out (7" Edit Instrumental)
Setting out to make some “happy music”, Sophie Lloyd produced ‘Calling Out’ in a dreary January as an antidote to the pervading doom and gloom of the news, summoning the power of the most joy-filled sound of all, gospel. This no-holds-barred anthem radiates all the live atmosphere of gospel worship in mid flow, with full instrumentation, keyboard breaks and understated kick drum pulling it all together. Bringing in the uplifting voices of soul trio Dames Brown to re-record some old gospel samples was the icing on the cake, adding the last element of authenticity. A new member of the Classic family, Sophie Lloyd’s impeccable knowledge of disco, soul and house shines through in this sparkling record, available on 7” for the very first time.
- A For Mihaly (DJ Sotofett's Midtempo Matrix Mix)
- B1 For Mihaly (Live Version ft Laurie Pitt)
- B2 For Mihaly (Reprise)
In the final chapter of the 'Theory of Flo' story, we've enlisted the services of the mighty DJ Sotofett to remix the closing track 'For Mihaly', and what a job he's done! Dark, weird and percussive - just how we like it.
We also include brand new versions featuring occasional live drummer, Laurie Pitt and a reprise with Poppy Ackroyd.
Remixed & reproduced by DJ SOTOFETT at WANIA#1.
Guitar solo by JEKS.
Synthesizers, Percussion & Programming by DJ SOTOFETT
Percussion & Violin by Laurie Pitt and Poppy Ackroyd