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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

ARTISTPARANOID LONDON
TITLETHE BOOMBOX AFFAIR
LABELParanoid London
CATALOGUE NO.PDON008
FORMAT12"
TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
RELEASE DATE
ASSETSDownload

Genres

  • Acid House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 The Boombox Affair
    2. B1 Beats & Bubbles
    3. B2 The Boombox Acidapella

    Everybody on the West Coast knew Bubbles Bubblesynski. We were going to make a record with him before he was murdered. We made it anyway with audio from his Facebook posts and we’ll be donating all profits to LGBTQ friendly organisations in San Francisco. Hypnotic, repetitive, pounding Acid House for DJs & dancers

    Link to Soundcloud for "The Boombox Affair" : https://soundcloud.com/paranoid-london/a1-the-boom-box-affair/s-ZEeuX

    A1. The Boombox Affair
    B1. Beats & Bubbles
    B2. The Boombox Acidapella


    ARTISTPARIAH
    TITLEHERE FROM WHERE WE ARE
    LABELHoundstooth
    CATALOGUE NO.HTH096
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Log Jam
    2. A2. Pith
    3. A3. Seed Bank
    4. A4. Linnaea
    5. B1. At The Edge
    6. B2. Conifer
    7. B3.Rain Soup
    8. B4. Drug The Lake
    9. B5. Here From Where We Are

    ‘Here From Where We Are’, Pariah’s first release in six years, marks a natural progression in his sound across nine interconnected pieces.

    After just six months messing around making his own stuff on Logic, Pitchfork coverage piqued the interest of the legendary R&S, and over the next two years he released three EPs with the Belgian label. Since then, Arthur Pariah has continued to DJ around the world and play live with Blawan as Karenn.

    ‘Here From Where We Are’ is inspired by a series of very personal reflections, responses and reactions. Pariah is keen for people to process it in their own way, free from interference.

    Opening with the transcendental ‘Log Jam’ which spills into the huge, empty and plaintive ‘Pith’, the artist distils his experiences into an album of nine moving, multi-layered tracks, where peculiar textures combine with rich harmonies and absorbing melodies into a heady mix of abstracted environments, formally structured songs and sound collages.


    REPRESSES

    ARTISTSHAKEDOWN
    TITLEAT NIGHT (PEGGY GOU / TIGER & WOODS REMIXES)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD050X
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS18/10/2019
    REPRESS13/03/2020
    REPRESS03/04/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 At Night (Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix)
    2. A2 At Night (Tiger & Woods Remix)
    3. B1 At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
    4. B2 At Night (Shakedown's Galactic Boogie)

    Simply an iconic track from Swiss brothers Mandrax and Seb K aka Shakedown, ‘At Night’ is one of the most recognisable house tracks of the last two decades. With one of the most-hyped remixes of the year, artist of the moment Peggy Gou delivers with a squelching 7 minute groover, bringing in that iconic synth motif to lift the production and keep it rolling. Stepping up to tackle this masterpiece with a nu-disco dance track, Tiger & Woods use cowbell to accent a B-boy beat, with drum machine breaks bringing it back to the dancefloor. With a sophisticated house remix with a nu-disco edge is Purple Disco Machine, fusing a funk-infused bassline with Terra Deva’s unforgettable vocals. Finally is a brand new version from the Shakedown duo themselves, the Galactic Boogie Mix. With saturated synths and interplanetary breakdowns, Shakedown bring a carefree 80s quality to this iconic track’s irresistible after-dark charm.


    ARTISTEOD
    TITLENAMED LP
    LABELBbbbbb
    CATALOGUE NO.BBBLP001
    FORMAT3 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATELast copies15/05/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Electronica
  • Experimental
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Exham Priory
    2. A2. ‘sblood Thou Stinkard
    3. B1. Asenath
    4. B2. Dagon
    5. B3. Edward
    6. C1. R’lyeh
    7. C2. Zadok
    8. D1. The Deep Ones
    9. D2. Marsh Refinery
    10. D3. Y’ha-nthlei
    11. E1. Wilbur
    12. E2. lavinia
    13. F1. Nyarlathotep
    14. F2. Blasted Heath
    15. 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.


    ARTISTGATTO FRITTO
    TITLETHE SOUND OF LOVE INTERNATIONAL 001
    LABELLove International Recordings x Test Pressing
    CATALOGUE NO.LITPLP001
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Electronic
  • Techno
  • Track Listing TBC

    PLEASE NOTE NO AUDIO SNIPPET DOWNLOADS UNTIL RELEASE DATE!!

    Welcome to the Sound Of Love International 001 complied by Gatto Fritto. Love International is a festival held in Tisno, Croatia now moving into its third season. Held to a soundtrack of the very best of underground dance music and running 24 hours a day - from noon to night and back through again - full circle. This series, masterminded with London’s Balearic culture website, Test Pressing, is curated by some of our favourite artists and DJs. A place for them to choose 12 records close to their heart, and with ties to the festival, that they love and what to share with the world. So to the first compiler - Gatto Fritto a.k.a Ben Williams.

    A lifetime working in the better record shops of London and Berlin and DJing in Europe’s finest underground clubs, Ben is getting the props he deserves. Put into context, although not in a box, on line-ups curated by Call Super, Ben UFO and Palms Trax the word is spreading. It’s partially testament to the increased open mindedness of younger big room crowds but far more to Gatto’s ability as a DJ and a knack for finding an undiscovered mix of music that fits.

    Having previously made freaky Disco mutations for Dissident Records, then an album of Kosmiche inspired sounds for International Feel, it’s proving to be something of an advantage not being easily hamstrung by genre.

    So what about the music here? It’s a collection of tracks that Ben played across his last two sets at Love International’s open air club Barbarellas. There’s a dubby wildness in the stereo field that sounded good on the soundsystem. The clever part is how well suited these sounds are to the balmy outdoor vibe and where and when this music comes from. You can’t copyright these emotions, it would seem and no-one told them in Cologne, Sheffield, Jamaica that the music they were producing would soundtrack a blinky-eyed sunrise in Croatia.

    So we get Mad Professor’s son, Joe Ariwa’s, demented Gabber tempo stepper played on 33. Which is about as House as Reggae is ever going to be. A crash course in Skwee’s year long diversion into afrobeat turned out the cream of the crop in Anaalivaihe’s 10.11.2012 or Mi Ami’s outlier release on Pure Silk that sounds like, in Ben’s words, “Francois K being forced to make a record with a Juno 60”. Or crazy vari-speed tape dubbing from Sonny Okosun in the dub version of ‘Highlife’ – the kind of record that Ben loves, where the end result is a happy accident. The original intention of the maker some distance from the reasons for our enjoyment.

    Musically adventurous, disparate yet harmonious and dance floor friendly. Clever trick, clever bloke. Ladies and gentlemen this is the sound of Love International.

    A1 - Derrick Harriott - Dub Whip
    A2 - Anaalivaihe - 10_11_2012
    A3 - Sonny Okosun - Highlife (Dub Version)
    B1 - Joe Ariwa - King Moses (33RPM Version)
    B2 - Pilgrims Of The Mind - Airplane
    B3 - Khan - Turkish Bath (Part 1)
    C1 - Code - Parsifal (Ambient Dub)
    C2 - Sandoz - Dark Continent
    C3 - Mi Ami - Free Of Life
    D1 - The Black Dog - Rainbow Bridge
    D2 - Nation Of Noiz - Xes Noiz
    D3 - Earthquake Studio - 21st Century