TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Deep house / Tech house
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Inside My Head
- B1. Behind The Curtain
The powerful duo of Audiojack enter 2019 with a bang, returning to Crosstown Rebels once again. Delivering two distinct dancefloor tracks, their Inside My Head 12” is set to make an impact across the globe.
Title track Inside My Head is a deep and spellbinding production, woozy and enthralling with a pulsating beat and catchy vocal hook. On the flip, Behind The Curtain is a darker, more industrial affair with a gritty drum section and an enticing groove.
Audiojack began life over a decade ago on Ralph Lawson’s seminal imprint 20/20 Vision. Since then Underworld, Groove Armada and Hot Since 82 are among the artists who have enlisted them for remix duties. They began their own highly regarded imprint, Gruuv, more than eight years ago and the label has charted releases from artists including Emanuel Satie, David Mayer, Marc Romboy, Stimming and Joyce Muniz. The duo’s energetic DJ sets have seen them play in hundreds of cities in over sixty countries and they’ve also been nominated in the DJ Mag Best Of British Awards as well as recording a coveted Radio 1 Essential Mix.
GenresDeep HouseElectronicaTech HouseTechno
- A1. Sasha - Cut Me Down (Radio Slave Remix)
- A2 Henry Saiz - I can feel it coming (VONDA7 remix)
- B1. Max Cooper feat Get People - Carless (Locked Groove remix)
- B2. Sasha - Singularity (Fur Coat Remix)
- C1 Ejeca - HiRollin (Dubspeeka Remix)
- C2. Kate Simko & Tevo Howard - Welcome to PolyRhythmic (Frankie & Sandrino remix)
- D1 Thermalbear - U Love (John Monkman modular dub)
- D2. GHEIST - Somerset (BAILE remix)
To celebrate a century of outstanding releases, LNOE drops its first compilation; tracks selected by Sasha’s invited guest remixers. Radio Slave, Frankey & Sandrino and Locked Groove step up for their label debut, while Fur Coat, John Monkman, Dubspeeka, BAILE and VONDA7 return.
After almost 8 years as a platform for new and established artists as well as for Sasha’s own productions, Last Night On Earth is a global success. Label showcases sell out at lightning speed, including Miami and most recently ADE boat parties, which will live on in the memories of lucky attendees, and in January at Tulum.
Meanwhile the Last Night On Earth podcast has accrued a loyal following who eagerly await each month’s new opportunity to experience Sasha’s handpicked live sets. LNOE 100 honours both the artists and the fans who have made the label an industry leader.
With each artist picking which to remix, the compilation is packed with inspired new collaborations. Seminal cuts such as the very first LNOE release, Sasha’s ‘Cut Me Down’, reworked by Radio Slave is interspersed with cult favourites, like Henry Saiz ‘I Can Feel it Coming’ which VONDA7 takes to new heights, and Locked Groove’s rework of Max Cooper ‘Careless’.
- A1. Somnambulism
- A2. Pypes
- B1. It's Different
- B2. Paprocie
Four tracks sure to get some antifreeze in your veins, prevent you from turning to a brick of ice during this brutal winter.
Philip Budny is a Berlin-based producer who’s making his LPH debut here with Somnambulism, an easy, buoyant grip of tracks that’ll lift your heart to the heavens as they keep your feet shuffling. Starry-eyed house.
Packaged in a custom graph paper sleeve.
- A1. Session Victim /w Nebraska - Dawn
- A2. Session Victim - Taste of Life
- B1. Session Victim /w Iron Curtis - Hear The Sun
- B2. Session Victim /w Nebraska - Dawn (Sven Weisemann's reDawn Inbassed Mix)
We’re proud to announce something of an all-star cast on this new release from long-standing Delusions duo Session Victim. Continuing to impress and build a seriously loyal and devoted fanbase around the world through their impeccable DJ sets, live show and release and remixes, 2018 has been another stellar year and 2019 looks set to be even stronger. Recent artists to receive the SV Midas touch include KiNK, Folamour and Nebraska and their recently launched vinyl-only label Pen & Paper has already caused a stir since its inception this year, and only three releases in.
On their latest EP, Session Victim bring us the fruits of some heady, late- night jam sessions in their Hamburg studio, calling on their neighbour Erobique for Rhodes duties on Dawn as well as close friends Iron Curtis and Nebraska who bring their own twist to the organic and dubby SV sound. Title track Dawn featuring Nebraska builds on a loose percussive house groove, layering up reversed guitar hits and string chords to form a dense and seductive mood to get lost in.
The Taste Of Life goes on a blunted, jazzy excursion where their beloved Juno 106 takes centre stage and live drums bring a mellow yet dynamic and driving groove.
Flipping over we have Hear The Sun which features Iron Curtis, fresh from his amazing Upstream Colour LP on Ripperton’s Tamed Musiq. The trade- mark Session Victim sound is augmented by Iron Curtis’ synth explorations and vocoder workout resulting in a deep, uplifting slice of Balearic bliss.
Rounding off the EP is a true master of all things deep and the perfect producer to bring a dubbed-out twist to Dawn - Sven Weisemann. His classic releases such as Emphazised and Slices demonstrate his ability to lure in the listener through long, extended arrangements and here on his remix of Dawn we see an artist who can skilfully create an incredible atmosphere through a stripped back, reductive approach to production.
Absolutely beautiful, great EP! My favourite is Taste of Life.
Solid EP all around with Dawn being my favourite.
What a beauty. Beautifull stuff
Thanks for sending! Lovely EP, quintessential Session Victim sounds. Great collabs! Will support!
Absolute stunner of an EP
PREQUEL / JAMIE LAROUSSO
Taste of life is smoookkkkkkin!!! DL
MANO LE TOUGH
Absolute quality here.
Some deadly collab’s… Meaning some deadly tunes! Great EP! Full support x
Ooompy pooompy!!! This is proper class! What an EP...the second track in is diamante!!! Taste of Life. Oh yeah. Thats on my set list for Saturday. The heady combination of jazzy chords, soulful touches and relentless rhythms whether afro influenced or just 4 to the floor beats, the tracks have an intricacy that is by no means confusing just growing repetitive brilliance! LOVE!!!
Session Victim and Nebraska together? Christmas arrived early!
I love this.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. The Future
- B. The Future (Claude VonStroke Remix)
The future is officially now. DIRTYBIRD’s penultimate release of 2018 sees the label going deep with a stripped-back, loungey tune by Tom Flynn and Amp Fiddler aptly titled, “The Future.” Twinkling piano chords are a smooth complement to Amp Fiddler’s vocals, with a warm bassline anchoring the rest of the track’s nuanced elements. It’s a refreshing sound not heard often on the DIRTYBIRD, and an indication on the diversity that lies ahead. Claude VonStroke also lent his talents to the mix, crafting a re-work that sees him stepping inside a more subdued frame with crisp percussion and grooving synth progressions for a more European open-air sound.
Tom Flynn is a newer addition on the global circuit, though not lacking in experience, having began his journey in DJing and production at the ripe age of 12. Pete Tong bestowed the title of ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ upon him in 2013, and since then Flynn has lived up to the honor with a wide spectrum of releases that has landed him everywhere from Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations, to Innervisions. “The Future” marks his return to the label after well over half a decade, and a triumphant one at that.
Amp Fiddler hardly needs an introduction; the former Prince collaborator’s been a major player in the funk and soul genres, as well as a pioneer of Detroit’s electronic music since the early 1980s.
Prepare for The Future of DIRTYBIRD with these sultry records.
GenresDeep HouseNu DiscoTech House
- A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Mousse T's House Masters Re-Rub)
- A2. Kings of Tomorrow - Finally (Dario D'Attis Remix)
- B1. Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
- B2. Mattei & Omich feat. Keyo - I'll House U (Extended Mix)
Coming as the third edition, ‘EP3’ stays true to the series, committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, and delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. The A-Side is comprised of classic tracks that have been given fresh life for with new remixes, kicking off with Mousse T.’s re-work of Dennis Ferrer’s ‘Hey Hey’, followed by Dario D’Attis’ remix of Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’. The B-Side opens with one of the label’s current biggest releases, Purple Disco Machine’s remix of the unmistakable ‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim, an effortlessly sophisticated re-work and guaranteed dancefloor knockout. Closing the release is Mattei & Omich’s ‘I’ll House U’, maintaining the theme this series has established, celebrating Defected’s classic house roots in time for label’s 20th anniversary year.
- A1. A Cherry Valley
- A2. 3 Stars
- B1. Perfect Rose
- B2. Angel
These Lush Liverpudlian Belters have be supported by Gerd Jason, Michael Mayer and the Innervisions lot - with good reason.
Techno / Electro
- A1. Surrender
- B1. The Energy
- B2. Apathetic Behaviour
Rising star Ben Sterling has already garnered huge support from label co-founder Jamie Jones. Moving into 2019, the talented youngster makes his debut on Hot Creations, delivering three punchy, high-octane tracks this February.
The EP kicks of with Surrender - a track that shows no mercy with its heavy drums, hedonistic vocal hooks and a rolling groove. On title track The Energy, Sterling layers breathy vocals over a driving bass, perfect for those 3am losing your mind moments. EP closer, Apathetic Behaviour, is pure unadulterated after-hours fodder.
One of the original residents of Josh Butler’s Origins series, Ben Sterling has had tracks signed to Butler’s label of the same name where he joined greats such as Kerri Chandler, Groove Armada and Huxley. Last year saw the young DJ play at the infamous Warehouse Project alongside KiNK, Dennis Cruz, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed and Marquis Hawkes. He’s performed at some of dance music’s leading events including Paradise, Elrow and Kaluki. In 2019, Sterling shows no sign of slowing down with events already locked in for Printworks, Hideout and Snowbombing.
- A1. Take Off
- A2. Landed
- B1. Explore
- B2. Return
If you were to dash through cross-dimensional portals somewhere on the other end of the multiverse for a routine, there's good chances you'd be listening to Galaxy Lane's 'Voyager 1' full blast in your saucer. Next in line on Lone Romantic, the mysterious producer from outer-space lands a particularly delectable debut transmission fuelled on wilder-than-wild electro grooves, glitchy radio disruptions and boy, a healthy dose of laser-precise early rave breaks.
Interlarded with cryptic vox samples drowned in distortions and sonar echoes scanning an endless horizon of unknowns, 'Take Off' takes us for a zero-G drift across the greater void as an introduction. It's with the second track, 'Landed', that the engine eventually starts to bolt and race, drawing us into a planetary waltz of sorts, as Saturn rings go hula hoop and the moon's craters get irresistibly itchy. The spaceship's dropped anchor off a sun-deprived belt of mercury lakes, and hostile alien territories are ahead. No time for laser battles and other robot-assisted jousts, Galaxy Lane's here to wake up the uninitiated from their ignorant slumber and hand them the universal truth on a platter: old-school is the only school.
On 'Explore', the groove gets further epic as ominous sub-bass swashes, rattling drums, playful bleeps and FX-drenched synth bursts collide and melt dangerously. One to leave wisps of vapour in its wake, the track revs up and blazes its way across lysergic extra-terrestrial scapes - whilst bushes teem with a neon-coloured flora and translucent, multi-headed fauna. Back on board the shuttle, it's time to 'Return'. A further pared-down affair, the final cut draws back to a deeper, more anxiogenic kind of ambience, where a skittish and pacey drum programming interlaces with a heavy machinic hiss, busy pistons noises and raucous gargles to weave a singular home-coming finale. Look through the window and all you'll see is an ever-shrinking grain of sand in an off-the-scale planetary system. Dizzying.
- A. Min and Soda
- B. Car And Driver
Marc Houle has long been an influence to electronic music, as well as many of our Dirtybird flock. Having been an integral part of Richie Hawtin’s Minus label in the early 2000s, he’s well known for being a live act and producer—with an affinity for analog gear and a sound that crosses between Detroit & Chicago with a new wave influence.
He made his first appearance on Dirtybird in 2017, where Claude hand-selected him to remix ‘Whose Afraid of Detroit’ for the 10th anniversary. He’s back again on the label, this time with his own EP “Min and Driver”.
The lead track ‘Car and Driver’ begins with a ferocious acid line and never lets up, with weighty drums and his signature synth elements weaving in and out.
The flip side, “Min and Soda”, is a trippy minimal monster with sparse and bouncing discord throughout, and using negative space to create a track that is full and impressionable.
- A. Pool Hall Lovers
- B. Its My Job
Naeth makes his debut on new Irish label Move Slow Records following an EP release on Memphis label Future Everything in 2017. The Dublin-based producer wears his 90s and early 2000s influences on his sleeve and has delivered something truly special with this two-track house EP that journeys into breaks.
Produced in the middle of a rare Irish heatwave, the title track Poolhall Lovers brims with the optimism of school day summers, while the B-side It’s My Job veers into the more sombre side of this promising young producer’s talents.
The release is accompanied by artwork and a series of animations by Mason London (former Boiler Room art director).
- A Infiniti (Juan Atkins) - Techno Por Favour
- B Real By Real - Sundog
TWO DETROIT TECHNO CLASSICS FROM METROPLEX RECORDS
BY JUAN ATKINS AND MARTIN BONDS.
RE MASTERED AND REPRESSED BY THE MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
ESSENTIAL DETROIT TECHNO, TIP!
- A. An Ungrateful Death
- B. Pacific Gold
R&S welcome Parisian Sacha Khalife AKA Shcaa with his new double headed single 'An Ungrateful Death / Pacific Gold', following up on his stellar EP on NYC's Blank Slate back in 2015, two killer releases through Archipel and a more recent LP on Sharingtones.
Abstract, deep and dripping with atmosphere, 'An Ungrateful Death' takes the listener on an epic trippy journey - sensuous rhythms and choppy guitars giddly colide while mumbled vocals offer a dreamy counterpoint before the whole piece transitions into an uneasily blissed out ambient coda. On the flip 'Pacific Gold' continues the abstraction, freeform guitar licks skitter and bounce around a loose limbed micro-house groove.
A producer, composer and guitarist based in Paris, Khalife's restless musicality manages to uniquely meld electronics with blues, house and jazz without seeming forced. "My music found its first legitimacy within the structure of house music, the grooves as rails to let free peculiar shades," he explains "I try to not allow my music to fall into mindless experimentations, hopefully the graphic rhythms justify their abstraction."
With ‘An Ungrateful Death / Pacific Gold’ sure to delight and confound dancefloors across the continent, it’s going to be interesting to see where Shcaa takes his music next.
Breakbeat / Hardcore
GenresBassBreakbeatTechnoTrack Listing TBC
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A1 Ride The Rhythm
B1 New Horizon
B3 New Horizon (Sonic Mix)
- 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
- 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
- A1 Rebaptised By Dub
- A2 Flynns Theme
- B1 Headhunter 1
- B2 Baptised By Dub
Originally released on White House Records. Remastered from digital masters by Robert Macciochi with full restored cover done by myself. This EP should need no introduction to Ravers as often cited as an Anthem (whatever that means to you, to me that just means classic and good and still worth hearing any day again and again).
"Baptised By Dub" was originally on World Beat Records with "Virtual Reality" on the flip side and later licensed to White House Records with other tracks and the totally different but equally awesome Re Baptised By Dub by DJ Halo. This Ravers favourite has never been reissued on vinyl in its original 4 track form. it did make it to a White House Classics series but only Baptised By Dub and not the greatest quality.
According to DJ Spatts the DAT's were misplaced in the 90's and only unearthed again in 2014 when I searched the Warehouse. All CD licensed versions on compilations are allegedly a vinyl rip supplied by White House. These official DIGITAL remasters were issued to TCM Records as digital only. This is your first chance to get your hands on what will definitely be the best vinyl reproduction of this music since it's original release in 1992.
- X1 Progress
- X2 Gridlock
- Y1 Bump
- Y2 Down Below
This record was cut to lacquer and digitally remastered on Monday 21st May @ Curvepusher
- A The Beast
- B My Ting
These 2 tracks are unreleased, produced in 92-93 Spencer found them on a DAT that he thought he had lost, in a metal box in his loft ... "I used to play it out on 10" dub-plate back in the day when I used to DJ at Sterns"
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
- A Do You Feel What I'm Feeling (Matrix Rise Mix)
- B Pure Hysteria (Give Me A Mother Mix)
The masters for this classic were lost long ago. We have carefully restored them from Mint Vinyl and had remastered at Subvert Central Mastering. Check out the You Tube Videos for a taste of the quality achieved.
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
- A1 - Love Byte (Demo Dat Mix)
- B1. Madness (Demo Dat Mix)
- B2. Inner State (Studio 91 Mix)
The real Holy Grail here is Lovebyte (Original Mix). Have a read of the Discogs thread that inspired this project below, the Artist had to remake the track as the Original Mix was long since lost. The result sounds authentic to the original that was only ever broadcast on Kiss FM by Colin Favor.
- 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..
Funk / Soul / Synth
- A Sliced Tomatoes
- B You've Got The Love To Make Me Over
Hmm, what's this then? 'Sliced tomatoes' sounds very familiar.... that's right, it's entirely possible that when your needle hits the groove on this classic 1972 slab of surf-funk you will have a 'oh yeah!' moment. Sampled by one of the UK's biggest DJ's and producers and propelled into the charts this one will have you 'Rockafella skanking' around your frontroom in no time. An essential 45 to have in your stash, an instant party starter for sure. reissued here in it's original form on the Music Merchant label and backed with it's original '72 B-side 'You've got the love to make me over' - a lovely piece of danceable and breezy soul of the Northern persuasion. All in all, a dope little reissue for all you 45 fiends out there, remastered from the original sources and fully legit. Essential business.
- 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
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. 99.9 (Original Mix)
- A2. Italo Love
- B1. 99.9 (Andrew Weatherall 100% Remix)
- B2. Take Me To Bedford Or Lose Me Forever
Stalwart of the scene, Craig Bratley, serves up big Italo flavours all over the “99.9% EP”, ably backed with a remix from Mr. Andrew Weatherall.
With previous releases on Neil Diablo’s To Rack & Ruin, Tsuba, Is It Balearic? and Robsoul Recordings, Bratley’s Futureboogie debut opens with the searing synths and chugging arped bass of “99.9%”. Wide-eyed melodies and punchy drums demand a mirror ball moment to this fabulous cut.
Family favourite, Andrew Weatherall, takes the chugging tempo to new depths, remolding “99.9%” into a tense, reverb soaked, dubbed out sci-fi encounter.
Further explorations into space disco are to be found on “Italo Love” with luscious waves of thick analogue sound and planetary FX, whilst on “Take Me To Bedford Or Lose Me Forever”, distinct Asian influences are at play, as Bratley channels his inner Vangelis for a mesmerizing and cinematic piece.
- A1 Command U 2 Lie
- A2 109 degrees
- B1 1991
- B2 Remedy
Recorded and mixed at IMW, March 1992.
Re-issued 2018 by YozMaz. Re-mastered and cut by Keith at Curve Pusher, London.
Many thanks to Robin Allinson, the Music Preservation Society crew and all the members without whom this wouldn't have been possible.