Matt Edwards’ R-Time Records welcomes back Sir Lord Commix with five silky cuts for the fourth ‘Retroactive’ release.
Amoon Andrews’ outfit Sir Lord Commix returns with the fourth instalment of re-released gems that have been in high demand on the vinyl market. Born out of Rekids, R-Time Records has previously released twelve of Commix’s cuts, yet his treasure trove discography keeps on giving, spanning two decades.
Released on Ugly Music in ’96, ‘World Of Groove’ is a smooth house cuts with an abundance of soulful stabs and driving percussion whilst hypnotic melodies and sweeping cosmic strings envelope ‘Life Cycle’, which first appeared on Cynic in ’05. ‘Cosmic Jive’ - from the highly sought after ‘Evidence’ vinyl of ’97 - pumps a reverberated kick amongst shimming chords and rising bleeps.
Appearing on an extremely rare release on Hard Up, ‘Under Seige’ has an off-kilter rhythm and erratic yet funky slapping bass melody. Finally, the release concludes with an ethereal cut titled ‘Beyond Reach’ complete with liquid breaks, floating arps and shining melody (originally from a Talahachi VA in 2014).
Various Artists (Inc. Simon Vuarambon / Facundo Mohrr / Makebo / Amonita)
It's always Summer somewhere but we love and are embracing our winter sun with these tracks. They evoke a certain moment of stillness as the season changes.
Each bright and ethereal. Beautiful and crisp. The music of ice crystals forming and the warmth of your breath floating away up in to the air.
Bundle up with this collection and let their warm fresh vibes keep you all cosy and snug.
The Planet Doesn't Mind / 24 Hours From Culture - Part II
From the mists of 1981 comes the most contemporary and ground breaking of the criminally underrated London group New Musik, helmed by prodigious writer, producer, mixer and engineer Tony Mansfield (Nick Straker Band, B-52's, Captain Sensible & more).
'The Planet Doesn't Mind' is a flawless piece of shimmering electro disco, uptempo, synthetic, futuristic - almost a perfect fusion of pop and 'proper' electro. A truly exceptional track that stands out through its originality and its sonic aesthetic, the mixing, the lyrics.... everything. An early 80's electronic masterpiece. On the B-side we have the very different, but equally as exciting and forward looking '24 Hours From Culture - Part II', a heavy and moody slice of instrumental dub. A record that, over the years, found favour with contemporary DJ's and producers who sought inspiration from the left-field fringes of popular music, counting Ame and Todd Terje among its fans it is a true left-field nugget, deep and soaked in atmosphere.
This is pretty much a flawless 12" all around, and the fact that it is 37 years old and sounds like it could have been made next week makes it an essential record for any music lovers collection. Sublime.
This is a fully licensed and 100% legit reissue, remastered and repressed in conjunction with Above Board distribution and all relevant license holders.
Show Me Love (Inc. Todd Edwards, Diesel & Kerri Chandler Remixes)
With a love for crystalline melodies, gentle pads, and elegant drum programming, Valencian producer Pépe has been handsomely traversing the realms of house, electro, and breakbeat for the last two years. Armed with a sound that is inherently sincere, moody, and emotive, he has fostered a strong reputation from fans and press alike, including being awarded 2018’s "Spanish Producer of the Year" in DJ Mag.
After noticed releases on Lobster Theremin, Deep Sea Frequency and Renascence and remixes for RAMP Recordings, Anti Skate, Easytiiger and Midnight Themes, Pépe lands on Loose Fit, a young and exciting imprint with affiliations to Manchester and Tokyo and a current homebase of Berlin.
Starting out with a party series in Manchester which brought the likes of Dark Sky, Brassica, Maxxi Soundsystem and more to the city, the Loose Fit label has set its sights on the meeting ground between italo, electro and dream house, with the label’s first two releases coming courtesy of Just Breathe and most recently, Jordan & Brassica, which reached the second spot on Beatport's indie dance releases in a matter of days.
On his Loose Fit debut, Pépe shoots for scintillating rave euphoria across two striking originals. “Light (High As You Can)” is pure featherweight breaks with gleaming synths and a simple but polished vocal sample that glides through the mix. “Trouble Glider” aims for similar emotional heights, all in dopamine surge arps and piano house euphorics. Ever the master remixer, Lauer jumps in to close the EP subtly reshaping “Trouble Glider” into the main stage ready banger that it was destined to become.
Coming soon will be a very special 7inch edit of the highly sought-after
Joe Claussell Remix of Awade. On the flip side will be another unreleased gem taken from the Instant House Archives titled Drum Box.
This will be a very limited 7inch so don’t sleep…
Side A: Joe's Jungle Sounds Seven Inch Dub (5:47)
Side B1: Drum Box Demo (5:39)
Side B2: Voice efx Part 1 (0:37)
Side B3: Voice efx Part 2 (0:33)
Side B4: Voice efx Part 3 (0:40)
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
Dichotomy Records opens up its 2019 account with a four track extended player from Mary Yalex, the German born producer who has made big strides with her music over the last few years.
With a catalogue than spans numerous singles and two albums for her own Yalex Recordings label, as well as 2018 releases for Kann Records and ADSR Collective, Yalex delivers the fourth release on Danny Clancy’s imprint.
Industrious beats and waves of ethereal pads define ‘Here And Nowhere Else’, as deft melodies and chords ripple over this reflective mood piece. This deep sound aesthetic continues through ‘Remember When’, as blankets of warming tones envelope the tribal percussion and considered groove.
IDM soundscapes are abound on ‘Ambient Floor’, whilst ‘Dream Chasers’ offers up a beatless ambient passage that sparkles and dazzles with electronic splendour.
Raw District return to Crosstown Rebels with their fifth offering on the label teaming up with Fabrice Lig. The package features the sublime vocal talent of Just Her and a remix from the irrepressible Alex Kennon
Speaking of the collaboration, Raw District explain that making music has always been “an artistic process to connect people involving the feelings, ideas and talents from each one”. On the release they connected with vocalist Just Her and co-produced with Fabrice Lig. Combining an industrial beat and the melodic vocals of Just Her, Lay Your Weapons Down provides a captivating A Side. Alex Kennon quickens the pace adding a harder, techno aesthetic - chopping the vocal hook and adding an element of distortion. Exclusive digital track with DkA, Dans Tes Bras, is suspenseful and minimal with an immense percussive section and an enthralling wind instrument sample.
Raw District have had releases on respected imprints including Innervisions, Moon Harbour and Defected, as well as heading up their own label, Homecoming. Fabrice Lig has a vast discography under his belt, with tracks signed to KMS, R&S, Classic and Clone amongst others. Lig has collaborated and remixed with some of the industry’s top names from Laurent Garnier to Kevin Saunderson and DJ Hell to Kenny Hawkes. As one half of Him_Self_Her and the mastermind behind Constant Circles, Just Her’s talent knows no bounds. Her tracks have been supported by Maya Jane Coles, Sasha and Joyce Muniz. Alex Kennon has had music signed to respected labels including Saved, Bedrock and Get Physical.
Hot Creations continue to bring the heat as they deliver the next release from German wizard Basti Grub. The emotive Darling also features a remix from FUSE favourite Rich NxT.
Darling is powerful with a raw groove and a dark yet almost ethereal synth section and a vocal hook that will play repeatedly in your head. Rich NxT adds his unmistakable sound to the track, distorting the vocal and adding a full-power, after-hours bounce to the bass complete with a woozy, synth-led break-down.
With over a decade in the business, Basti Grub has forged a solid reputation for himself with his output. Unafraid of experimentation, he expertly fuses together traditional instruments with modular synths. His releases have been signed to Mobilee, This And That and Bouq. Records, and in 2018 he collaborated with Timo Maas and Eric Volta on the masterful We Were Riding High. Grub shows no sign of slowing down in 2019 as he puts the finishing touches to his fourth studio album. One of the key figures and original residents of London party FUSE, Rich NxT’s releases have been supported by the likes of tINI, Jamie Jones and The Martinez Brothers. He also heads up his own imprint, NxT Records.
A long player of new music from DMX Krew is always a welcome sight and sound, and Hypercolour continue to strengthen their association with the seasoned British producer, with his third album for the label, ‘Glad To Be Sad’.
A consistent player in the field of electronic music, DMX Krew has been releasing more goodies on labels like Super Rhythm Trax, Libertine, and his very own Breakin’ Records since 2017’s last Hypercolour album, ‘Strange Directions’.
Those familiar with the catalogue of DMX Krew (all 22 albums and countless singles and remixes) can expect the usual collection of first class electronic funk and modular melodies, but for the uninitiated, ‘Glad To Be Sad’ covers a wide and colourful palette of rhythm and sound, abundant on the bass and with a heavy dose of futurism in its waves of glorious synth-work and deadly drum machine rhythms.
Lost Souls of Saturn
Holes In The Holoverse EP (Inc. Wolfgang Tillmans Remix)
R&S Records present the first key transmission from the Lost Souls Of Saturn’s multidisciplinary conceptual project. The title track of the LSOS debut EP is revealed immediately, with the full ‘Holes In The Holoverse’ EP to follow on the 1st March.
Primarily LSOS are Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa, with opaque additional participants congregating to combine music, imagery, storytelling and communion into an inextricably linked whole, all wrapped-up in a philosophy of their own making.
Check the launch visual for ‘Holes In The Holoverse’ here: www.lostsoulsofsaturn.com
The EP follows their performance debut as part of the ‘GaiaMotherTree’ installation with artist Ernesto Neto at Zurich Main Train Station, and a second show at Houghton Festival. Following these site-specific ambient renditions, the full LSOS live experience will be unveiled at the Village Undergound in London on the 18th April 2019, with further live performances to follow (including Field Day) and to be announced.
The classic-R&S-style groover ‘Holes In The Holoverse’ propels ever starwards, whilst the acid techno of ‘World of the Wars’ evokes a probe motoring through the cosmos. Further solar system surfing comes from world-renowned, Turner prize winning artist and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. For his first ever remix, Tillmans tweaks the frequencies, adds extra percussion and his own “va va voom” vocals.
Attempting something creatively that’s above-and-beyond, LSOS explore new ways to open doors of perception and challenge the presumed reality, whilst capturing the spirit of Alejandro Jodorowsky, HG Wells, Sun Ra and the KLF within their music, live experiences and forthcoming films.
These spiritual, psychoactive aural vibrations resonate for a long distance, all the way back to something deeper and more enchanting than the prosaicism of modern life:
“We’re searching for signs from another dimension and channelling a higher consciousness. We want to explore the concepts of reality vs simulation/hologram, ancient knowledge and ritualistic experiences. We’re inspired by art, film, literature, astrology, mysticism, cults, rituals, paganism, synchronicity, conspiracy, altered reality, virtual states, spiritualism, chaos, cosmology and science. Both sci-fi and real science especially interest us – from Philip K. Dick books, to NASA articles, to the hexagonal storm at Saturn’s North Pole.”
Lost Souls Of Saturn are preparing their debut album for release in June 2019.
Even though his name's been on plenty of lips since the drop of his debut EP, 'Ys', released back in 2014, each new record from Gardens Of God comes as a fresh and vibrant kiss of life to whichever label gets him to grace its grooves. Back on Ellum Black to kick off the new year after three outings in the imprint's main series, the Lithuanian producer unleashes one of his home-cooked assortments of stripped-down, yet salient, warehouse-sized brain melters.
Starting with the title-track 'Ken', which - sure to have the fierce winds of dementia blowing on all dance-floors it comes across - lays down a balanced mix of textural roundness and train-like dynamism with an ever trenchant, gut-punching churn. Minimal in essence but forged in the strongest of alloys, GoG's compositions keep rolling and pitching like carbon-made nutshells in a tempest of raging elements. Same goes with the tribal dub of 'Spirits', which trades most of the opener's spheric bounce for a harsher, steelier kind of rhythmic shuffle, whilst lifting its listener to a further entrancing state of mind.
Rushing headlong into euphoric 4/4 terrains, the steady rolling highlight 'Bell You' nails it on an even more addictive note with its delicate wind chimes cutting a path of illumination across intricate games of delayed drums and hypnotic, knee-buckling bass moves from down the greater depths. 'Ken EP' encapsulates most of what makes Garden of God's singular appeal: a subtly-inlaid hybrid of trancey buildups, electronica-infused melodicism and an out-there, big-room-dedicated pound that's no other aim but to morph a disparate crowd into one giant, malleable mass of pleasure and ecstasy. Tune yourself in.
Patrick Topping has announced that he will be launching his own record label, TRICK , a home for Patrick to exhibit his versatility as a producer, as well as a platform to showcase the wealth of the emerging talent which he has been pushing in his DJ sets.
Packed with three original tracks from Patrick, the EP-titled ‘Watch What Ya Doing ’ comes with the launch of his label TRICK and as a much anticipated follow up to the late 2017 Hot Creations smash ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’, which continued to dominate throughout 2018. A year which proved another hugely successful one for the UK producer who was called on for the remix duties for Calvin Harris and added Music Radar ’s ‘ Best House Producer/DJ 2018’ ’ and his third DJ Award for Tech House Artist to his list of accolade that include his DJ Mag ‘ Best of British ’ award and reaching number 11 in Resident Advisor ’s 2016 top DJs poll.
This debut release on TRICK showcases a change in sound from the acclaimed artist and an evolution of Patrick ’s ever-maturing style. The British DJ displays a new style as a producer, one which has always been a part of his genre-hopping DJ sets, but for the first time as a producer, Patrick delivered an EP packed with darker techno undertones and raw influences.
The imprint’s launch follows the British producer’s sell-out headline shows at Manchester Academy, two consecutive nights Dublin’s District 8, London institution fabric, his very own takeover at The Warehouse Project and as far as Melbourne’s huge Shed 14 . Entering a refined and developed chapter of his career, the announcement follows Patrick’ s Boxing Day set at Digital, Newcastle , the last ever party in his acclaimed Motion event series, with the UK producer looking to support and nurture emerging talent in future via the launch of ‘ TRICK.’
The latest addition to the James Holden archive is an album of solo synth work originally written to accompany the critically-acclaimed documentary ‘A Cambodian Spring’: fourteen tracks of pulsing melancholy, foreboding drone and even the occasional burst of beatless trance in the form of the uplifting arpeggios of surefire album highlight ‘Solidarity Theme’.
Picking up where his classic 2013 album ‘The Inheritors’ left off (and giving ‘Self-Playing Schmaltz’ a new cinematic airing) Holden’s debut soundtrack project combines the sound palette of his beloved Prophet 600 with a cranky old Hammond organ to showcase the full breadth of his musical tastes across the epic documentary format.
The LP includes digital download code and sleevenotes by ‘Imaginary Cities’ author Darran Anderson.
MIKE ASH'S NEW ACID TECHNO EP SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS MADE SOME TIME IN THE DISTANT PHUTURE, LONG AFTER THE FINAL HUMAN DOWNFALL BUT AT THE HANDS OF ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT ROBOTS FROM A DISTANT GALAXY ROAMING THE EARTH DESTROYING THE MEGA CITIES AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH SONIC DEATH RAYS.
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..
After a chance find of a DAT tape containing the vocal session for the classic “Hardcore You Know The Score” by The Hypnotist, this EP was specially commissioned.
Remixes are provided by DISINTEGRATOR, New York City based DJ/Producers Oliver Chesler and John Selway) and INNERCORE (Matt Teksteppa Wilkins).
The Digital release in 2019 will have more mixes but we decided to keep this EP as Hardcore and true to the spirit of Rising High Records back catalogue of the early 90's as possible
Also included is the classic Original Mix.
QUOTE: Caspar Pound “The More Nose Bleed The Better”
Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Apollo welcome Metalheadz veterans Om Unit AKA Jim Coles and Kid Drama / Jon Convex AKA Damon Kirkham for a 4 track EP of blissed out autonomic dnb.
The duo originally met on the DJ circuit, Coles had been a longtime fan of instra:mental, Kirkham's pioneering project with Alex Green AKA Boddika
"I had their fabriclive CD with dBridge in my car on repeat," Coles enthuses. "What those guys were up to felt like a new start for my appreciation of modern drum n bass music. It was like a new form of architecture."
Kirkham picks up the narrative; "Yeah it would have been during my Convex period, I was bouncing back and forward between London and Sydney and playing with people like Machinedrum and Mark Pritchard. I’d heard some of Jims stuff and we had a long chat and in 2013 we did a collab on Exit with my Kid drama alias.
Immediately hitting it off over a shared affinity for cold architectural aesthetics, a friendship blossomed; "Getting to hang out with Damon here and there over the years has always been insightful, we both think about stuff deeply, we come from a fairly broad appreciation of music in general, rooted in rave stuff but loving loads of types of music."
The pair continued to send tracks and ideas back and forth for subsequent years but nothing was finished, until recently when something shifted and progress began to come quickly and the four tracks of 'The Untitled Works EP' began to form. The release sees the duo explore their affinity for widescreen synth pads and hypnotic rhythms with a rich seam of jungle influences shooting through the gossamer ambiance. While well suited for headphones, in the right hands a couple of the tracks will cause dancefloor damage.
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
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
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.
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!
After grinding his teeth with a solid 20-ish EPs on labels as diverse as Boysnoize Records, CPU, Private Persons, E-Beamz, Power Station, Cultivated Electronics and his own International Chrome imprint, Sydney-based producer Mikey Melas aka Jensen Interceptor clocks in on Lone Romantic with his debut full-length delivery, 'Mother' - a ten-track album featuring collabs alongside Defekt, Assembler Code and The Hacker.
A pulsating ode to the woman who brought him into the world, Melas' first album doesn't only function as an existential mirror, as you'll find him swimming upstream literally - wisely colliding techno, electro, breakbeat and acid while he reaches for the very heart of his artistic matrix: Detroit. 'Mother' is a journey back into the womb of things for Melas, seamlessly weaving the original chaos preceding composition with the impact the finished product will have at the tail gate, when the sound-system gets all wiggly blasting his finely honed, dancefloor-deadly missiles into the busy ears of some frantic crowd pouring sweat like weightwatchers' aficionadas at a robot-ruled fitness class.
Not just a string of club bangers accidentally brought together by a stranger's hungry will to draw out the pleasure, 'Mother' aims at telling a story within its breaks and rest moments as much as it clearly devotes itself to making people get into the zone on a liminal level with its heavy compound of aggro 303 drives, convulsive breaks and bleepy motifs. Triggering the wild dancing beast sleeping deep inside yourself as much as its emotive subconscious, Jensen Interceptor's debut plain format offering will undoubtedly set off heavy adrenaline rushes and unsuspected body response, as well as deliver quite a few emotional sequences that all very much feel like opening a capsule of earthly souvenirs after landing on a distant planet.
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....
Forever ahead of the curve, Matthew Herbert dropped this 3 track EP on Classic all the way back in 1996 and every track featured sounds like it could easily have been released yesterday. Such is the genius of Herbert, always managing to be one step ahead of most other producers, whether it's producing slamming house like 'You got to be moving', rolling emotive electronics like 'Fat king fire' or subtle, shifting percussion confusing jams like 'Housewife' all of his tracks retain this fresh energy that can't be pigeon holed. 'Classic Herbert' is exactly that, a 3 tracker that defies genre, celebrates the eclecticism of it's producer and still manages to be slamming (& classic) in the process! Essential stuff! This EP has always been tough to track down, proving to be a very sought after gem in the vinyl digging world. A repress was definitely needed!
'Classic Herbert' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Matthew Herbert for 2017 and remastered from the original sources specially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
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.... 7th Movement's 'Odyssey' is one of those mythical beasts, a record that transcended scenes and genres. 'Odyssey' obviously spoke to DJ's effortlessly as it's a track that continually shows up in the mixes and playlists of a whole host of different people, new and old, including - Derrick May, Masters At Work, Mike Huckaby, Doc Martin and more. It's a simple, yet devastating record, dubbed out Disco chopping Funk of the highest calibre! Built on a handful of carefully chosen (and well known!) samples and collaged in the most old-school way, it's a passionate hark back to the 70's and 80's mega-mix and edit techniques of yore with a healthy handful of swagger, dub and echo thrown in for good measure. 'Odyssey' still sounds amazing today, even after being out there for on the streets for over 20 years it still works, as appealing to the Disco crew as it is to the hardcore House heads. Originally released by the legendary Junior Boys Own crew on their highly coveted Jus Trax imprint this is some pure 1995 heat that will have heads rushing the booth asking for a track ID. Try it out. Also featured on this fine reissue is a 'lost' version, a previously unavailable mix / edit that flips the track into some pretty trippy territory, in fact, you may find that you might need x 2 copies of this monster so that you can blend them together in a truly old school manner, garage or block party style! Essential London business here from the heady, og days of 'Nu-Disco' & House. Snooze ye not! 'Odyssey' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders for 2017 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!
Mint Condition - A reissue label focused 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....
Detroit bred / LA based producer Kenny Larkin has long been a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and in the DJ booth. For over 2 decades this giant has supplied us with some of the deepest, most soul touching and verdant techno sounds the scene has ever presented. Larkin's music is always awash with human emotion, his machine tinged expressions hark back to the true sources of techno music where man always met machine and the soul was inherent. 'Serena X' always sounded like it had been beamed back to us, even in 1992 when she first appeared, bolstered by a classic remix from fellow Detroit techno auteur Carl Craig that saw C2 firmly innerzoning and adding in some trademark stellar chopped-up breaks to the mix. Both of these now classic and monumental tracks are included here, on this reissue, backed by the towering melodic workout that is 'Empirical Reality'. These tracks all stand tall today, a testament to the forward thinking style of Mr. Larkin. Remastered from his own source materials and with his full involvement, it's a pleasure to welcome 'Serena X' back into the ears and minds of today's listeners.
'Serena X' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders and Atlantic Records and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!
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.
A Love To The World - KON's Lots Of Love Remix.mp3
B Love To The World - KON's Lovestrumental
Christian 'Kon' Taylor's KonTemporary imprint goes from strength to strength! This, the third release sees the Boston crate diggin' selector, producer and remixer extraordinaire reworking the mighty sounds of L.T.D.'s roof-raising 'Love To The World'.
L.T.D., an acronym of Love, Togetherness and Devotion were a highly respected and dope 70's Soul and Jazz Funk outfit fronted by the powerful Gospel-tinged vocals of one Jeffrey Osborne, whose powerful tenor voice gave their music some serious weight! Heavily revered among music lovers and often sampled throughout hip-hop and dance music (check out 'Cuttin it up', Llove ballad', 'Holdin on' & 'Back in love' for proof!) One of the group's biggest and most well-known cuts was 'Love to the world', a track that got love from the hardcore dancers, B-boys and old-school heads alike. As usual, Kon has taken this classic into a new realm with his own unique arrangement and use of ad-libs and unheard instrumentation, all taken from the master tapes and lovingly reworked. It's a difficult task to breathe new life into the classics, but Kon always comes up trumps with his fresh ideas and expert ear. Now you can catch this super limited 7" version of these killer mixes, all expertly tweaked by Kon and mixed by Scott 'Supe' Stallone at Found Sound, Philadelphia.
Original Nutter is Michael King faeaturing UK Apachi's classic Jungle vocal. Initially released as a White Label in 1997 at the height of the first wave of UK Garage. This EP was only pressed in limited amounts and now commands over L80 second hand. This reissue is the result of a chance find of the DAT tape. Remastered and recut by MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY, an essential for any UK Garage fan.
"From the mists of time of the rave scene comes an old white label dance classic by the Temple of Life - Spencer ee, Flying Doctor Cee, Robin ee and TMS1.
The ‘Look at Their Eyes it’s Ecstasy’ sample are the dulcet tones of Robin ee, and an original performance not a sample. By 1989 we were all locked into Centre Force FM 88.3 along with a host of other illegal pirate stations, including our own Dance Zone FM. Our first live gig as Temple of Life live gig was at Pitsea Leisure Centre in Essex called Time Zone. Around 1990 the next gig Time Zone 2 was at the Civic Hall, Grays in Essex with a 10K rig.
The tracks on the EDP EP were recorded in the loft space studio via an Atari ST, Casio FZ1, Electronic Dream Plant Synth, Roland 202, TB303, and some beat loops and TMS1 on the Technics 1210's.
This was our one and only release on vinyl, now repressed and remastered. We lived and breathed this scene…..aah the halcyon daze of dancing through the whole night to sunrise and beyond."
SOUND ENTITY RECORDS PRESENTS A REMASTERED, DJ FRIENDLY, LIMITED EDITION 4 DISC ALBUM, THAT DEFINES THE SOUND OF JUNGLE TECHNO AND ILLUSTRATES ITS TRANSFORMATION INTO INTELLIGENT DRUM & BASS. ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR RELEASE IN 1995 BUT ONLY 30 TEST PRESSINGS WERE MADE. THIS ALBUM INCLUDES MANY UNRELEASED TRACKS SHOWCASING THIS EXPERIMENTAL JOURNEY IN OVER TWO HOURS OF MUSIC.
You may remember the closing of Space, Ibiza with Carl Cox when he played a bootleg of Total Confusion.
Barry Obzee Hobbs (Rising High A&R) spent a lot of time trying to locate the Remixer and finally did a few months ago. We have now signed the remix which will be released on vinyl in May and on digital in July. The story goes like this: Carl Cox has been playing the version at most of his shows including Tomorrow Land, Kappa Future Fest and Timewarp ( see video clip below) but this is where the story becomes more interesting. The Remixer, ROD Malmok from Rotterdam aka Benny Rodriguez, who is a very established DJ Producer playing for Loco Dice in Ibiza etc and releasing on Ben Klock's imprint Klockwork, Chris Liebing's imprint CLR, Adam Beyer's imprint Drumcode and many more was inspired to remix the track through a conversation with Dubfire, Rod gave him a rough copy the following day. He played it to Carl Cox at Space, Ibiza and Cox begged him for a copy - see video below
If you've been around the scene for a while you will know that Rising High Records was one of the first labels to shape Techno, Hardcore and Breakbeat in the UK and was huge!
Carl Cox plays track at Kappa Futur Festival Benny Rodrigues
Carl Cox plays track at Timewarp https://tinyurl.com/ycmy8ypz
Dubfire playing track to Carl Cox for 1st time https://tinyurl.com/ycxmaoul
Carl Cox playing the track at Space Closing https://tinyurl.com/ydfq8xk5
The Overdub E.P. was first conceived by DJ's Mark Summers & Ben Howard in Sudbury, Suffolk, in 1993. Hardcore and Jungle was huge in the UK at that time, with Summers & Howard playing the genres out at their 'Paranoia' and 'The Ark' nights, at venues in Sudbury and Southend.
Over the course of 2 weeks they met at Mark's home basement studio, digging through their vinyl crates to find all kinds of inspirational material for their tracks. Both DJ's had eclectic tastes in music, and so the basis for 'The Overdub E.P.' was born; with some interesting touches added along the way. Mark had sampled an entire Korg M1 Piano inside a Chelmsford music store onto DAT, and later used that same piano to create the huge hook he played on 'Takes 1'. While Ben had sourced an obscure Reggae break used as the basis for 'Skunk Massive'. Later when DJing at 'The Ark',with Ben Howard, the final master mixes of 'The Overdub E.P.' were heard by DJ Rush Puppy - a nephew of one of the owners of Contagious Records, based in Upminster, Essex. The label had become prominent in 1992 for releasing some of the finest Hardcore/Jungle, and within a few days of hearing 'The Overdub E.P.' they were all set to make it their 11th release.
However, the legendary story of what we now know as the fate of this record began to unfold.... Shortly after the first vinyl run had been pressed, Contagious Records went bankrupt; meaning the vinyl pressing plant could not be paid - which lead to the plant destroying the complete run, minus a very limited amount of copies that were sneaked out prior to the destruction of all the remaining pressings. This extremely rare E.P. has since become one of the most highly treasured vinyl items, currently fetching up to £350 per copy on Discogs.com.
Skyrager presents the first in a series of dance floor edits designed for optimum peak set destruction!
'Beat Girl / Wonderful' is already generating heat on worldwide dance-floors in the skilled hands of crack selectors including Hunee, Lovefingers, Mark E and more.
'Beat Girl' is our A-side, a heavy, throbbing EBM monster... like something discovered on a long lost Belgian white label with it's sharp French femme-fatale monologue and nagging acid bass-line. Trust us, this one sounds ultra-heavy on the system! Things get a little 'sexual' about halfway through and then those guitars kick in, yes, GUITARS, scuzzed out, fuzzed out chords run rampant over this beast and you're gonna love it. This is that sleaze, put your phone away, pick up the amyl and JACK.
'Wonderful' is just that, a ridiculously rare South African (!) cover of Italo overlords Klein & MBO's cut of the same name. There shouldn't be much more to say here, but you should know that it's a stellar combo of hypnotic drum machine rhythms, mind melting synth bass-lines and super dreamy spoken word vocals. It's almost as if she's speaking directly to you as you lose yourself in the smoke and lazers, let go, you know you want to...
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.