TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1. #1 (You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean)
- A2. #5 (Go Bang!)
- A3. #2 (No, Thank You)
- B1. #7
- B2. #3 (In The Corn Belt)
- B3. #6 (Get Set)
• Dinosaur L was a band produced and directed by Arthur Russell and 24-24 is their seminal
album of twisted post disco grooves
• This is Russell’s excursion into early electronic composition, future funk and a touch of jazz.
• One of dance music’s key building blocks, this album features the hit single ‘Go Bang!’ an
instant dance floor filler
• One of Gilles Peterson’s favourite albums, influenced dance producers like Todd Terry,
Basement Jaxx, UNKLE to Floating Point.
• Cult classic proudly reissued by Demon Records on 180gm heavyweight black vinyl with
printed inner sleeve
Ambient / Electronica
- A1. First Snow
- A2. Pendant Qu’ils Dorment
- A3. Ghetto Berlino
- B1. Lonely Walk
- B2. Vespa
- B3. Lavaux
- C1. Love Is Not Enough
- C2. Mona
- C3. Where The Wind Blows
- D1. A Little Rain
- D2. Dédale
- D3. Marble Zone
- D4. Daïmon
- D5. Philémon
Audiences will impose meaning as they see ﬁt, relative to their own contexts, and the convergence of our emotional literacy can draw us to one another. In 2018, Ripperton gifted the ESP Institute with Sight Seeing, and we became tourists joining the artist's departure from the comforts of his known creative narratives, however, with his tender monument of devotion, Contrails, we now ﬁnd ourselves blissfully lost in his code. These expansive 73 minutes are punctuated midway by a poignant solitary confession—
“I’m afraid of what I might ﬁnd, but I’m even more afraid of not facing this fear. I love you. I love you more than my life.”—in accordance with the fundamentals of Minimalism, the vast negative space bookending these words undoubtedly ampliﬁes their signiﬁcance. “I’m afraid of what I might ﬁnd…” Communication comes easy for some artists; the tools are obvious, logical and tangible, the dialogue is palatable and their art is often inoﬀensive. For others, there may be conﬂict, trauma or fear that result in pragmatic challenges—the tools feel foreign, deep complexities give way to creative paralysis, and communication struggles to ﬁnd its form and emerge—the art becomes as much a therapeutic confessional as is a formal exercise.
“…But I’m even more afraid of not facing this fear…” Within the residue of the artist’s emotional labor, full of nuance, reservation and vulnerability, is potent code that can neither be taught nor learned, an elusive unknown whose shadows some spend a lifetime chasing, trying in vain to articulate or translate, often at their own peril.
“…I love you. I love you more than my life.” It’s this code that inexplicably tethers the soul to art—music being perhaps the most magnetic attractor of all—capable of true love upon ﬁrst encounter. The blood ﬂows like rapids, the hairs on the back of the neck stand erect, the heart surrenders absolutely to a romantic chemistry and a mutual bond is forged, a love to defend with vigor. We own the music and the music owns us. We are enamored, without words, simply head-over-heels.
House / Tech-House
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- 7inch A. Float in the Air
- 7inch B. The Spot
- CD Track 2. Receiver
- CD Track 3. Matter of Time
- CD Track 4. Pace the Ride
- CD Track 6. Audio Telemetry - Eqwel Version
- CD Track 7. New Dimension
- CD Track 8. Bottom End
The lifespan for humans is estimated at less then 100 years in this dimension. Due to this limitation, they seem to lack patience trying to attain their goals in this world. I’m sure that this is the case for most humans in particular, but the focus in this mission statement will be based on the Electronic Music Scene.
From the ﬁrst arrival to this world and watching the current state of electronic music unfold, things seem a bit stagnant. There seems to be a drastic inﬂux of so-called artist/ producers that are trying to inﬂuence the genre and the passive aggressive assault on what the pioneers have created. Until these souls truly study the art of music production, their track releases should be frowned upon. Their foundation should be to learn how this sound was created and how they can contribute to it moving forward.
Why not study to be a techno historian, it’ll only be a beneﬁt. If you don’t understand the past, then there is no real future. Life-forms in this dimension need to understand the past to change the future, otherwise we’ll make the same mistakes over and over and time after time nothing will ever evolve. These words do not speak for Eqwel, however my feeling is that Eqwel has been spawned to contribute quality music to this genre for the indefnite future.
The mass understanding of Techno is the main goal for Eqwel, because if you truly understand this music, you’ll be mentally teleported to another state of mind. This audio telemetry is the answer to get lost inside the relentless nature of the low end frequencies, that is ﬁlled with percussions of high intensity. It’s been over well over a year since Eqwel has been contributing to the electronic music scene on a deeper underground level, so it’ll take some time before the earthlings are ready to be introduced to some new ideas. This society has been programmed to only like what they are told to by massive advertisements, with such vast dimensions why listen to these commercial programmers.
Listen to yourself. Music keeps us feeling alive, during our stay in this sedative society. Words & Observations by: Shadow
7inch Side A: Float in the Air (5:59)
7inch Side B: The Spot (5:59)
CD Track 1: 2456K Intro (1:06)
CD Track 2: Receiver (5:45)
CD Track 3: Matter of Time (7:44)
CD Track 4: Pace the Ride (8:33)
CD Track 5: DSLBroadband Switch (1:29)
CD Track 6: Audio Telemetry- Eqwel Version (6:52)
CD Track 7: New Dimension (7:10)
CD Track 8: Bottom End (8:53)
CD Track 9: 5G Language (3:04)
- A1. Luca Cazal & Ali Black - Keele
- A2. Luca Cazal & Ali Black - Keele (Silverlining remix)
- AA1. Blake / Brigante - Mulva
- AA2. Blake / Brigante - Mulva (Marlon Remix)
A collection of usual suspects (Luca Cazal and Black, Brigante), omnipresent foxes (Andy Blake, Silverlining) and a brand new name (Marlon) deliver a 2 sided affair full of contrast. 3 dimensional and crisp on one side and crunchy & dusty on the other.
- A1. Compendium
- A2. In Harmony
- AA1. New Beginnings
- AA2. Trappist
Wax Factory Records returns with four atmospheric Techno track with all the usual trademark fat beats and lush chords.
- A1. U Already Know featuring Jitwam (12" Disco Mix)
- A2. U Already Know (Instrumental)
- B1. Your Love featuring Princess Precious
- B2. Your Love featuring Princess Precious (Sports Mix)
Hot on the heels of ‘HUMBLE’, live electronic collective Girls of the Internet continue their winning formula of forward-thinking club tracks laced with a dose of future facing soul for the second single from their forthcoming album ’SYRUP’.
‘U Already Know’, invites NYC based rising star Jitwam to guest with the enigmatic troupe. Exuding a psychedelic soulfulness through his vocals, he brings a certified, yet hazy, swagger to the track. Capturing the bands live nature, chunky bass, crunched up percussion, thumping kicks and resonating chords blend with elasticated synths and tactile sounds that spring through the brain. As potent storming the clubs, as it will be taking over the radio waves.
On the flip side, star of recent Viceland documentary ‘My House’ and LGBTQ+ icon; Ballroom MC Princess Precious hits with an evocative and in-your-face set of vocals on ‘Your Love’. Striding side by side with rugged, shuffling live percussion, stuttering acid synthlines and a low slung bass - it’s a dress-to-sweat jackin groove, bringing an infectious underground punch that screams sexuality.
Supersonic spins and disco-looping contortions are on full show for the ‘Sports Mix’ - pushing the energy into overdrive for a Chicago-flavoured, house heater. Filtered sax funk, jazzy keys and galvanising drums compliment the brazen tones of Princess Precious in this fierce, voguing workout.
‘U Already Know’ showcases Girls Of The Internet’s ability to seamlessly blend genres, weaving them into creative tracks that strive to go against the norm.
BBC SIx Music Tune of the week!!!
Dancing Astronaunts premier
DJ support from The Black Madonna, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Basement Jaxx, Jimpster, Simbad, Fouk, Luke Solomon, Butch, Tensnake, Graeme Park, Marcel Vogel, Crazy P, Hi Fi Sean
- A1. Get Up
- A2. Make Your Mark
- B1. Make Your Mark (Byron The Aquarius Midnight Dub Mix)
- B2. Household
The Jazz Diaries is proud to announce NYC’s favorite underground papi Toribio will be releasing his sophomore EP June 14th 2019. Hot of-the-heels of his Gator Boots 12” for Soul Clap, which received hands in the air support from Seth Troxler, Adam Port, and Soul Clap, Toribio makes you feel at home in the club with his expressive new EP - Capicua!
Growing up playing Dominican percussion instruments from an early age, and being a staple DJ in the NYC circuit for the last 7+ years playing with a who’s who of DJs (Danny Krivit, Rick Wilhite, Louie Vega etc), Toribio expands the palette of what dance music is, fusing his Dominican roots, afro-cuban latin riddims and 90s hip-hop to create a cultural melting pot that signals a change in the guard for NYC House Music.
As Toribio rightly puts…
“Capicua!” is an expression Dominicans yell as they slam the last domino of a certain hand with belligerent righteousness. It means you win on both sides of the table no matter which way you look at it. Top to bottom. This my musical way of saying in a Dominican style... I won on both sides with this record.
This is certainly true of EP opener ‘Get Up’, which hits you on the upside with a nasty dose of p-funk over a bed of live and programmed house riddims. The record showcases Toribio’s penchant for the funky, yet rhythmically inquisitive. It is this trademark sound that permeates the record and continues its way through the acid tinged ‘Make Your Mark’, where long time friend and collaborator Byron the Aquarius steps in on remix duties - providing a lush reprise from the frenetic afro-cuban percussion found in the original mix.
Last but not least, Toribio rounds of the EP with a sensual, take your girl home cover of ‘Household’ by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The tune showcases the broad depth of Toribio’s musical portrait, prominently featuring his voice and guitar, further giving credence to the musicality and diasporic nature of the new Nu York, and further cementing Toribio’s place in it for years to come.
DJ Support from DJ Red Rackem, Stefan Ringer, Byron the Aquarius, Phil Moffa, Seth Troxler
PREMIERES: Music is my sanctuary and Mixmag in the coming weeks
GenresAfro HouseDeep HouseSoulful House
- A1. Kerri Chandler - Harder Gets Higher (6:23 Heavy Mix)
- A2. LY (Jovonn) - Back To Zanzibar (Sublevel Edit)
- B1. Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro - Lovery (David Mayer Remix)
- B2. Ananda Project - Moments Before Dreaming (Idjut Boys Dub)
- C1. Kerri Chandler - Welcome To King Street (Un Released Dub)
- C2. guri guri boys feat. Josh Milan - Be Yourself (Manoo Remix)
- D1. Rain/ a Lil Louis Painting - Give It Up (Masters At Work Club Mix)
- D2. Dennis Ferrer - Dem People Go (DFʼs Kicked Out Mix)
King Street Sounds has reached its Silver Anniversary and in celebration of twenty-five years of iconic house music we’ve selected eight standout tracks for this special edition double vinyl release “25 Years of Paradise.” Kicking things off is house music maestro Kerri Chandler’s fun, funky and soulful King Street classic “Harder Gets Higher (623 Heavy Mix).” Following suit legendary KSS artist LY (aka Jovonn) pays homage to the New Jersey dance institution with “Back To Zanzibar (Sublevel Edit)” aka Doc Martin. Berlin based DJ/producer David Mayer brings his unique touch of class and deep groove to Tuccillo and Kiko Navarro’s classic release “Lovery” (first time release on vinyl). Prepare to experience all the feels over again as we conclude record #1 with London duo Idjut Boys’s gorgeous and emotional dub remix of Ananda Project’s original mix “Moments Before Dreaming.” Moving right along, record #2 opens again with house music icon Kerri Chandler’s appropriate un-released dub mix of “Welcome To King Street.” When Japanese DJ/production duo guri guri boys teamed up w/ Blaze vocalist Josh Milan for their single “Be Yourself” we were ecstatic! French Afro-house wizard Manoo slides in next with his remix of “Be Yourself.” Louie Vega and Kenny Dope’s project Masters At Work is synonymous with house music as it’s kick and hats. We flip record #2 to their MAW club mix of “Give It Up.” The King Street sound wouldn’t be what it is without some Dennis Ferrer. We conclude the VA with his DF’s Kicked Out Mix of “Dem People Go!”
GenresDeep HouseSoulful House
- A1. Believe
- A2. Believe (No Drums)
- B1. Memories
- B2. You’re All I Need
King Britt appears as Sraddha for the second release on Rekids offshoot
Stranger In The Night entitled ‘Believe EP’, following a notable debut release
from Radio Slave.
King Britt, of course, is a long-time house head who brings his Philly roots and a
real sense of musical soul to his timeless and feel good grooves. Here he
introduces Sraddha on four fantastic new cuts that ooze quality from start to finish.
Fantastic opener ‘Believe’ is a shimmering house cut with well treated vocals that
bring an eerie quality to the warm, deep drums. The ‘No Drums’ version is an
intimate bit of late-night mood-setting that creates a dreamy ambiance.
The excellent ‘Memories’ is perfectly off-balance deep house, with live sounding
drums and gorgeous synth puddles, deft leads and a romantic feel that is perfect
for cosy dance floors. Last of all, the gorgeous ‘You’re All I Need’ sinks you into a
reverie over eight soft-focus minutes of persuasive hand claps and withering
chords, subtle sci-fi motifs and plenty of real musicality that is often all too rare in
modern house music.
Once again King Britt’s unique sense of class really shines through on these most
authentic and soulful house tracks.
- A. Black Magic
- B. Downstairs
“Every time I play Cour T.’s “Black Magic” the room changes. The entire vibe of the party goes from hands in the air to grinding, sexual energy. This track has arcane properties on the dance floor. I wish I had 10 tracks with this vibe because nothing else sounds like it and when I play it, I always wish I could keep the vibe for longer.
Selfishly, I asked our label manager to hold back this track for 6 extra months just so I could have it all to myself. That’s how much I’m into it. For all the DJs complaining about how everything sounds the same right now, take a risk and drop this one in your sets.”
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Tonja Dantzler - In And Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden Mix)
- A2. Tonja Dantzler - In And Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden Mix - Shan & Gerd Janson Edit)
- B1. Geoffrey Williams - Sex Life (Armand's Abstract Da Funk Mix)
- B2. Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon - Freak Like Me (Armand Van Helden Remix)
4 To The Floor is committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. The third edition of the series pays homage to one of the most heralded names in house music - Armand Van Helden. While Armand’s productions like ‘U Don’t Know Me’ and ‘Bonkers’ have soared to #1, he has remained a true legend of the underground. One of the most illustrious remixers in the game, this 12” package celebrates this part of Armand’s skillset. Kicking off the A-side is his remix of the 1993 club anthem by Tonja Dantzler ‘In And Out Of My Life’, followed by Shan & Gerd Janson’s edit which amplifies the Armand’s remix even further. On the flip is a classic bouncing house and garage sound from 1997 on Armand’s remix of Geoffrey Williams’ ‘Sex Life’, followed by the more recent Armand remix of Lee Walker vs. DJ Deeon’s ‘Freak Like Me’ – an explosive club track that was championed by everyone from Marco Carola to Annie Mac.
- A1. Amore (Original Mix)
- B1. Amore (Juju & Jordash Dub Mix)
- B2. Amore (Ricky Cardelli Synthposio Mix)
Dj Ralf’s Laterra is back with another great joint, this time involving the great and well revered Pastaboys collective (Rame, Uovo, Dino Angioletti), three gentlemen that shaped since the early 90’s some of the best moments house music ever had (check the facts). Still, their touch&vibe is fresh, contemporary, ultra-layered. The Juju & Jordash take on the track surprisingly defies gravity and adds some odd directions, while running through a steady, accurate and evocative dub attitude, while Ricky Cardelli (of Capofortuna and FunkRimini fame) gives a subtle&sexy afro-funky treatment. This is release is ready to grace dancefloors, now. Because love is grace. “Amore” is grace. “Amore” means Love.
- A. XXXX
- B. XXXX (Alinka Remix)
With Keinemusik's catalogue No. 48, the rather attentive observer of the label's operation might spot some changes, in and outside the record. It is the first vinyl EP-release that comes neatly packaged in a full-blown cardboard-sleeve, to give the artwork a bit more room to breathe. Then next to Adam Port, who is handing in this release, there's quite an illustrious round of feature- and remix-guests on this record.
- A1. Melty Heat
- A2. Melty Heat (Real J. Remix)
- B1. Coconut Trees
- B2. Sign of You (Laurence Guy Remix)
London's Axe On Wax crew have proven themselves to be highly dependable purveyors of good vibes.
French producer JLMT lands their Axe On Wax White series with a Jack J-ish mellow jazzed out house vibe.
Ep includes remixes by Laurence Guy & Real J. Therapeutic, feel good breezy house just in time for summer!
- A1. Brighten Up Bunny
- A2. Welcome Back Mama
- B1. Melodi
- B2. Welcome Back Mama (Fjaak Remix)
ROD is a new artist for Afterlife Recordings and ‘Brighten Up Bunny’ is another high-quality entry in Benny Rodrigues’ acclaimed discography.
The EP’s title track opens the record with bright, uplifting synth notes and a weighty kick drum - Rodrigues’ fresh take on the Afterlife sound. Getting deeper and darker with ‘Welcome Back Mama’, ROD fuses razor-sharp claps and a punchy bassline to dazzling effect. ‘Melodi’ takes an eerie turn, burying the drums under metallic shimmers and disorientating reverberations. On the remix, FJAAK treat ‘Welcome Back Mama’ with a warehouse-ready pulse and sharpen its edges.
- A1. Untitled
- A2. Untitled
- A3. Untitled
- B1. Untitled
- B2. Untitled
- B3. Untitled
- B4. Untitled
Soundscape Versions presents the second installment on its sub-label Mystic Versions with seven unknown cuts by different artists from across the globe - produced and performed by using analog hardware gear. From ambient soundscapes to experimental bass music and driven techno excursions.
- A1. Ghe Thou
- B1. Opaque
Soundscape Versions proudly presents the reissue treatment of Bessiekat EP on sublabel Analog Versions with two fresh banging analog hardware Techno jams.
- A1. Faune - VH
- A2. Faune - Concrete
- B1. Faune - Untitled
- B2. Faune - W/Soon
Soundscape Versions pres. Faune EP on sub-label Analog Versions with four deep and dusty atmospheric Techno cuts. Vinyl only! Analog Versions was founded to create a platform to releasing a wide scope of electronic music produced by using analog hardware gear.
- A1. Ya I Ty (Me and You)
- A2. Mesyac (Crescent Moon)
- A3. Krasnyi Ad - Belyie Binty (Red Hell – White Bandages)
- A4. Cherti (Devils)
- A5. Mesyac 2 (Crescent Moon 2)
- B1. Kalashnikov A I B
- B2. Solnca Net (There is No Sun)
- B3. Nasrat (We Don’t Care)
- B4. Belyi Lebed (White Swan)
- B5. Paren Iz Russkoy Skazki (Guy from Russian Fairytale)
* Gosha Rubchinskiy’s new 10-track album IZ SKAZKI (translating as “From the Fairytale”), released as part of his world-wide art project, GR-Uniforma.
* All music created by; Gosha Rubchinskiy, Pavel Milyakov, Valentin Fufaev, Stepan Yasinsky & Nikita Bobkov
* Recorded between a home studio in the village of Podrezkovo (Moscow) and Dean Street studios (London).
* Artwork by Arseniy Kazimirov
* Produced by Gosha Rubchinskiy & Pavel Milyakov
GRUPPA was created after Stepan Yasinsky & Nikita Bobkov, both aspiring musicians who met modelling at Gosha’s last show in Yekaterinburg back in January 2018, reached out to Gosha and his team to make music together. With Gosha Rubchinskiy and Pavel Milyakov (Gosha’s long-time collaborator & musician) as co-producers, this turned into a concrete project, encompassing more than just the music. It is a multidisciplinary art project including a photography book, short films, and a clothing collection which launches at Dover Street Market in May 2019.
Hardcore / Jungle
GenresDrum & Bass
- A Life Is A Roll
- B Life Is A Roll - Unreleased Mix
This classic DANNY STYLES track was originally released on LUCKY SPIN RECORDINGS and the masters have long been lost. Danny has managed to find the original disks and has painstakingly recreated the original using those old AKAI S1000 & ATARI disks with a borrowed ATARI 1040STE and AKAI S1100 (Thank to Peter Argyle for this!). There was also a previously unreleased mix of LIFE IS A ROLL on the disks which has also been brought back to life and can now be heard for the first time in 25 years.
GenresDrum & BassJungle
- A Junglist Girl
- AA1 Brok Wild
- AA2 Hands up Feat Jnr Dangerous
Ibiza Records label was established back in 1989 and was one of the main contributors to the UK underground music scene. Those behind the label we're the innovators of Hardcore Jungle, Jungle Techno and Jungle genres in the 90s stemming from Warehouses to clubs and now festivals. Ibiza Records Label returned in 2017 with some new releases and a back catalogue of gems for the real Junglists out there.
Archives Vol. 3 Potential Badboy By Ibiza Records
This 3 track EP Archive Vol 3 come’s straight outta Ibiza Records vault all produced by Potential Badboy back in 1994 and 1998. Each of these tracks represents rare groove elements and the original jungle sounds
A. Junglist Girl feat. Uk Apache - This track made back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Uk Apache on the vocals with a jungle groove just for the ladies.
AA. Brok Wild – This track came out on Ibiza's label back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy and has the strong essence and vibes of rare groove elements.
AAA. Hands Up feat Jnr Dangerous - This track made back in 1998 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Junior Dangerous on the vocals is a strong representation of rare grooves stabs and soul grooves
Co-producer - Paul Ibiza
Produced - Potential Badboy
Written-By - Potential Badboy
- A. Jungle Mystic
- B1. Can You Feel It
- B2. Roll With Me
Ibiza Records label was established back in 1989 and was one of the main contributors to the UK underground music scene. Those behind the label were the innovators of Hardcore Jungle, Jungle Techno and Jungle genres in the 90s stemming from Warehouses to clubs and now festivals. Ibiza Records Label returns today with some new releases and a back catalogue of gems for the real Junglists out there.
Another 3 track EP comes out of Ibiza Records archive vault's called Archives Vol 4 produced by Noise Factory. Each of these tracks represents 'The Original Jungle Sound' from back in the 90s.
This 3 track EP called Archives Vol 4 comes from out of Ibiza Records archive vault and produced by Noise Factory. Each of these tracks represents 'The Original London Jungle Sound' from back in the 90s.
A.JUNGLE MYSTIC - This track made back in 1999 produced by one of the member's of Noise Factory aka Drumpella Black. Keeping with the original sounds of Noise Factory and the elements of techno and hardcore the early developments of Jungle.
AA.CAN YOU FEEL IT - This track made back in 1999 produced by one of the member's of Noise Factory aka Drumpella Black feat. Tremma T on the vocals. Keeping with the original essense of jungle, piano stabs and hardcore flavours.
AAA.ROLL WITH ME - This track made back in 2000 produced by one of the member's of Noise Factory aka Drumpella Black feat. Jnr Dangerous on the vocals. Once again showcasing the true elements of jungle.