TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1. Midnight Summer Dream
- B1 Midnight Summer Dream (Yulia Niko Rmx)
The enigmatic duo, Italoboyz, bring their distinct sound to Crosstown Rebels, and invite Crosstown affiliate Yulia Niko to provide the remix.
The original cut of Midnight Summer Dream is a fourteen minute epic journey through time and space. The track is dark and dreamy with Durant’s tripped out vocals entwined with uplifting, cosmic arpeggios. Yulia Niko develops a deeper bassline on her take- stripped back with a grungier style.
Italoboyz, the duo of Marco Donato and Federico Marton, have been on a musical voyage since 2002. They have released over a hundred tracks for revered imprints including VIVa Music, Moon Harbour and Circus. In 2012 they launched their seminal label Superfiction, alongside Blind Minded, with the aim to create a movement. Yulia Niko has released on esteemed labels such as Get Physical, Plant74 and MATTER+, In 2017 Mixmag named her as one of their ‘20 Artists To Know Who Are Rising From The Underground’. Yulia also recently launched her vinyl only imprint, TochnoTechno.
GenresDeep HouseHip HopMinimal
- A1. Back & Forth
- A2. Back & Forth (DJ Lukke Vocal Remix)
- B1. Back & Forth (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
A monumental Ibizan anthem and one of the biggest releases on Hot Creations to date, Back & Forth is the next collaboration from the indomitable duo of DJ Sneak and Jesse Perez. The release also features vocals from KE with colossal remixes from the mighty Ricardo Villalobos and rising talent DJ Lukke.
Back & Forth is a number reminiscent of the 90s with its broken drum beat and spoken word lyrics. Speaking of the release, Sneak himself says that he wanted to create “a street smart dance floor track with powerful latino sounds and all the right ingredients for a club banger”.
Young Brazilian talent DJ Lukke is first to remix, co-produced alongside Blakkat aka Mark Bell, he adds a percussive tribal twist and rumbling bassline. Ricardo Villalobos takes his version to a whole new dimension like only he can, with weird and wonderful soundscapes enhanced by glitchy, distorted vocal hooks. A video of the Chilean maestro playing the original recently went viral, building further hype around the release.
House gangster DJ Sneak has been at the forefront of dance music since the early 90s. He’s had records signed to highly esteemed labels including Classic, Snatch! and Magnetic, as well as running his own influential imprint I’m A House Gangster. Miami playboy and Mr Nice Guy Records boss Jesse Perez has released an abundance of music on labels like Edible, Toolroom, BPitch Control and Do Not Sleep. Ricardo Villalobos needs little introduction. A firm favourite amongst DJs and club-goers alike, his career has seen him play countless notorious parties and festivals, with prolific productions seen on seminal labels including Perlon, Dekmantel and Mosaic.
- A1 Untitled
- B1 Untitled
Volume #1 of this classic series repressed
Remastered from original Digital Masters
Cut & Repressed in the UK as part of an ongoing project by the Music Preservation Society to preserve Old School classics and keep them available for future generations.
- A Satan In Love
- B Filmi
- A Jos Vois (Crossroads)
- B Taikausko (Superstition)
- A1. Liberation
- B1. Hillula
- B2. Ode to my Frida
Take a moment to dream
Listen, find meaning in the silence Release your thoughts
Forgive, preserve the past
Take a moment to look around Connect, find purpose in your voice Break the bond of fear
Listen, find meaning in the silence Free yourself...you’ll find your way.
Liberation EP is a prescription for those with the courage to follow their inner voice and seek for self harmony. The melodies and rhythms are crafted by the artist as a mantra to let go, it is now yours.
- A1. Glowal - Cries
- B1. Pablo Fierro - Tel Aviv to Casablanca
- B2. Motip White - Boose
- C1. Orchestra Familiàr - Jack
- C2. Kadosh & Yost Koen - Frau Blau
- D1. Thomas Gandey, Santiago Garcia - On Two Strangers
- D2. EDE - Jenny
- E1. Kevin Di Serna - Amapola
- F1. Murat Uncuoglu - Thoughts
- F2. Ditian - Fine Day
- G1. Innellea - If Sarah Wouldnt Cry
- G2. Yotam Avni - Regis Is For Regisford
- H1. Denis Horvat - Vetiver
- H2. Amberoom - Kastell (Dixon Retouch)
After ten editions of Secret Weapons we are set to continue the series which brings together fourteen artists with divergent styles of electronic music. From energetic frequencies to thoughtful melodies, the Secret Weapons Part 11 provides a mixture of different approaches to the musical creative process by new and familiar faces.
- A1. Belle
- A2. And Then What
- A3. Dans
- A4. Gaps
- B1. Intralude
- B2. Twin
- B3. Rain
- B4. Old Feelings
- B5. Mimi
Being introduced to the work of Ludovico Einaudi at a young age, Joram started composing and home recording his own neoclassical piano pieces. The thread that runs throughout his compositions is the minimalist character: repeating structures that slowly build and fade. The works are electroacoustic spaces of sound with a felt, warm, melancholic undertone - translating indefinable moods into music.
- A1. Marching Orders
- A2. March Orders Drumapella
- B1. Marching Orders Instrumental
- B2. Marching Orders Acapella
Mahoney's voice vacillates smoothly between ghostly and falsetto, while McNany’s arrangements and instrumentation bump, click, and whirr like a lovingly tuned Rube Goldberg jukebox. Not too surprising, perhaps, considering they named the band after a song by schizophrenic outsider favorite Daniel Johnston, and they cite Harry Nilsson and Roxy Music as influences. - VIBE
GenresDiscoSoulTrack Listing TBC
Mint Sealed stock from 1994 pressing
Imported from Unidisc, Canada
- A1 And That Is Why
- A2 Where Were You Born Before That?
- A3Where Were You Born Before That? - BusCrates Remix
- B1 And That Is Why - Waajeed's Detroit Disco Deconstruction
- B2 And That Is Why - Waajeed's Detroit Disco Instrumental.mp3
James Baldwin was an unparalleled master of the written and spoken word. He was best known for his brilliant essays, plays and novels that shone light on his insights into race, sexuality, spirituality and humanity. Baldwin was an incredible orator who commanded the power of words. Whether on the pages of his books or in speeches and debates, he was passionate, compelling and powerful. This EP is the second half of a project that is a tribute to Baldwin. It features extracts from the audio portion of a documentary film shot of a discussion led by James Baldwin and Dick Gregory at the West Indian Student Centre in London in 1968.
Peabody & Sherman is a partnership between Phillip C Hertz and Curtis Ruptash - drummer and bass player respectively. They share common interests in dub, afrobeat, funk, jazz, ambient and improvisational music. They have long histories of the employing “studio as instrument” approach to recording. The foundations for this EP was P&S rhythm tracks recorded at the Wayback Machine Studio in 2011. Supplemental instruments were layered on to create the final product. The same original sessions were also the source for their James Baldwin EP released in 2012. That EP featured remixes by Area and Afrikan Sciences.
The same concept is applied here, with remixes being contributed by Waajeed and BusCrates. Waajeed is a Detroit producer known for inventive and genre-defying music. He is background includes his work with Slum Village through to the Platinum Pied Pipers and to his work with his own Dirt Tech label today. BusCrates is a Pittsburg based producer known for his inventive use of electric and vintage synths to create deep layers of analog goodness.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. Oh Mama (Extended Mix)
- B. Oh Mama (Dub)
Scottish producer Austin Ato collaborates with Jamaican reggae artist Brushy One String for this release on Defected Records, ‘Oh Mama’. The producer has been active under various guises for over a decade, recently releasing on Phonica White and Futureboogie as Austin Ato, as well as some very fine remixes for the likes of Balako and Folamour. ‘Oh Mama’ is a stripped back release, giving space to the folky qualities of Brushy One String’s voice alongside the warm acoustic tones of a double bass line. The Dub does away with the majority of the vocals, substituting saxophone and synths.
GenresIndie DanceNu Disco
- A1. Love Said (Let's Go) (Ashley Beedle North Street vocal)
- A2. Love Said (Let's Go) (Ashley Beedle North Street instrumental)
- B1. Love Said (Let's Go)
- B2. Chilli (Flying Mojoto Bros Refrito)
77:78, the new project from Aaron Fletcher & Tim Parkin, card-carrying members of the musical kaleidoscope that is The Bees, are releasing two genius Ashley Beedle remixes of Love Said (Let’s Go), the latest track to be taken from their debut album, Jellies, which was released on Heavenly Recordings back in the summer.
On the flip of this limited edition (300) 12” is the original version and a glistening remix by new kids The Flying Mojito Brothers.
- A1. Dark Sines
- B1. Autonomy
Phuturistic Electro / Techno Music Written By a secret Microchip, connected to Intergalactic Celestial Circuits. Transmitted across the Space Time Continum from a Distant Galaxy populated by Artifically Intelligent Robots.
This message was Intercepted by The Hacker Command and recorded to wax for Phuture generations to interpret..
- A1 Trippin On Beats
- A2 Terminal Velocity
- B1 Stay Tuned
- B2 Feel So
Innercore return, this time with four killer old school back to '92 Piano Hardcore tracks. No cheese, just Dance floor vibes.Matt 'Teksteppa' Wilkins introduces to you the InnerCore Project Volume 2, This time the aim was to capture the '92 Piano rave feel, and there is also a Jungle Techno style track on the EP for good measure! Since releasing Volume 1, InnerCore have had releases with other label such as Peace On Wax Records, Kniteforce Records, And other signings are in the works! You can also catch InnerCore DJing up and down the UK at various events
including 'Calling The Hardcore'. InnerCore's music is also being supported by some major key players in the old skool hardcore scene, such as Billy 'Daniel' Bunter and DJ Shock C (Eclipse/Amneisa House).
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
- A1. Nosferatu
- A2. Blade
- A3. Acid1200
- B1. Nosferatu II
- B2. Interference
- B3. Stroke
- C1. Thank You
- C2. Human Engineering
- C3. Kong
- D1. Blue Eyes
- D2. Small Victories
Vaal announces the release of debut album ‘Nosferatu’ via new label Pale Blue Dot.
A dark, cinematic triumph, title track ‘Nosferatu’ was the first song to be released from the record, following a huge few years of touring and underground releases, including one of 2016’s most ubiquitous tracks ‘Wander To Hell’ and 'Monument' on Afterlife.
Vaal has established a sterling reputation as one of the key members of the Afterlife family. Steadily cultivating a strong identity and sound, merging a crossover of techno and breaks, traces of 'Bachian’ melodies and UK rave culture.
- A No 303
- B V-10 Overload
- C IQ
- D More IQ
Original Masters were lost but we have restored this release from Mint Vinyl and carefully remastered.
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
- A. Dance Your Life Away (Extended Mix)
- AA. Dance Your Life Away (Andrew Weatherall remix)
Andrew Weatherall meets audiobooks downtown
Those of us with a penchant for musical and spiritual psychogeography - 'believers in the laws and specific effects of the geographical environment' - will locate the exact root of this anthem of high abandon in the building which stands on the corner of White Street and Cortland Alley in the Manhattan borough of New York. The neighbourhood: Tribeca. This is where the vibes will be felt the strongest.
Times were tough then, the late 1970’s / early 1980’s. The squares were being taken seriously again. Menacing horror-show bigotry was rife. Sound familiar? And this was the place, home to the Mudd Club, that the post-punk art head freaks went to escape the crap and express themselves - create timelessness - flick the finger - look sharp - show off - have a bit of a laugh.
And dance their lives away.
Back to the present: It was inevitable that Andrew Weatherall would collaborate with audiobooks. They come from the same place. Trace their lineage and you’re back in Tribeca. Anya Phillips is on the door. James Chance is on the stage. Lizzy Mercier-Descloux is on the dance floor. and Karen Finlay is looking pretty fucking dangerous. Again.
Weirdly, depressingly, the current political landscape is a mirror image of those times and the freaks are having to look out for themselves once again. This song is one for the freaks. For the outsiders. Its message is one of liberation.
And that message is: Lose your shit. Stay free. Dance your life away.
- A. Visions Of Rage (Original Mix)
- B. Visions Of Rage ('92 Remix)
Plated at MPO (mothers) and NiPro Records (stampers).
- A Mouth (Brad Peep's Remix For Friends)
- B1 Mouth (Pepe Bradock's Unreleased Remix 1)
- B2 Mouth (Pepe Bradock's Unreleased Remix 2)
Mint Condition - A brand new record 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....
Iz & Diz's "Mouth" - Originally released on the seminal Chicago/London label Classic recordings way back in 2002 is a bonafide benchmark of modern House music, on it's release the records original flavour was a welcome breath of fresh air (pun intended!). By signing up the French genius Pepe Bradock on remix duties Classic had on their hands a future anthem. Bradock's singular, fresh production style pushed the track into the imaginations of numerous DJ's and ensured the track would find it's place in the bags and mixes of heads for years to come. Still sounding totally alien today with it's mix of human sounds twisted through digital treatments, Mint Condition are extremely proud to unleash these cult remixes backed with the unheard, unreleased versions and takes from the Pepe Bradock remix sessions for their debut release.
Across 3 tracks we get to sample the wigged out funk from the deepest recesses of Pepe's mind, his chopped up vocal samples and intricate percussive elements coming off sounding like Todd Edwards on acid and still sound completely new/insane today. In a sense MC001 is the "complete" package, the entire picture of "Mouth". Most of the versions included here have never been released before and have long been the stuff of legend! (watch out for that acapella!) An essential slab of wax for those who know, and for those who are seeking sonic adventure! Presented here are the full versions, dubs and alternative mixes of this monster remix. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
GenresTrack Listing TBC
Fresh from 1986, all time Garage-House-Afro crossover classic... Absolutely timeless House anthem!
Need we say more? "Ma Foom Bey" is one of THOSE records, totally flawless, big in the dance everytime.
Stripped back drum machines, that cavernous, instantly recognizable bass-line & those chants, killing sound-systems stone dead!
As we said before, dropped on Easy Street in '86, edited by the legendary Tony Humphries & subsequently caned by 3 generations of DJ's across the galaxy ever since. Every home should have a copy of this, no collection is complete without it. A record that will never go out of style & will always provoke some buckwild reactions on any dance-floor it's dropped on!
Shout out to Easy Street, %100 legit re-issue, re-master & re-press, essential wax!
- A. Dear Owen
- B. Snake Hips
Trinidadian producer and long respected deep house soldier Damien Lee Ah Yen aka Trinidadian Deep returns on the legendary Shelter label for an EP of sun drenched, soulful sounds entitled 'Tribute Songs'. This EP marks the start of a new run of releases for the newly regenerated NY house label that has long been at the forefront of the deeper end of house and garage for over 2 decades. Trinidadian Deep's latest effort see 2 brand new cuts - 'Dear Owen' & 'Snake Hips' cover a wonderfully emotive and rhythmically driven pair of cuts that can work on the dancefloor at any time of the day or night! On 'Dear Owen' gorgeous melodic pads envelope around recordings of children playing far off in the distance, weaving guitars and live percussions drive us into a dreamlike state, a truly sublime and blissed slice of music indeed. 'Snake Hips' sees things move in a more stripped back, techy direction that still maintains the TD trademark deepness, a blend of detroit leaning synth notes and live cowbells combine to create a joyful mood that will undoubtedly take the dancers off into a new cosmos, heads down and hands up to the sky. A truly original 12" here and one that sees the Shelter label heading off into a new and exciting direction for the future, essential house music.
GenresTrack Listing TBC
Deep house legend Kerri Chandler's mighty "Atmosphere EP" dropped in 1993 and still packs a punch today! A killer, heavyweight 4 tracker of deep Zanzibar, Shelter channeling NJ House music that has always been a big one among the DJ's, heads and dancers. Opener "Climax 1" is an organ driven, stomping groove with piano stabs sprinkled throughout managing to sound tough and subtle at the same time while it's partner "Climax 2" is an uplifting, old school leaning cut with vocal loops, samples and that unmistakable KC swing! On side-B "Track 1" kicks things off with some super, rock hard drums and horn samples woven through those blissed out late night synth sounds, one to get lost in! "Track 2" rounds out the EP in fine style and sounds a bit like Kerri is jamming with Mr.Fingers as the ubiquitous Juno bassline rolls out over some jazzy piano, lush pads, strings and claps making the "Atmosphere EP" a truly essential record with every track oozing pure class.
This has always been a sought after 12" due to it's classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. Now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City and featuring the original 1993 label artwork.
GenresTrack Listing TBC
Absolutely huge record from the Shelter vaults! Roland Clark killing it on this underground House anthem from the turn of the millenium. "I Get Deep (Shelter Mix)" is pure peak time joy, based around a rough looping sample lifted from Blue Magic's seminal Philly anthem "Welcome To The Club" from 1976 and with Clark's vocals telling us how he gets down in the club over some heavyweight drums. Simple, yet devastatingly effective. This 12" also features the dub mixes, original mix and the always indispensable acapella version for those who wish to create their own version!
"I Get Deep" is a modern House classic and a tough one to track down with prices fluctuating on Discogs and other on-line market places. Now this contemporary classic has been made available again, fully re-mastered, re-pressed and re-issued in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City.