TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Disco / Nu-Disco
- A1. Skyy - Here's To You (Moplen Boogie Down Mix)
- A2. Skyy - Here's To You (Moplen Boogie Dub)
- B. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ohh I Love It (Love Break) (Moplen Remix)
Salsoul opens the vaults once more to today's top editors and remixers. This incredible 12" sees Italian maestro Moplen take the reigns.
Side A sees Skyy's 'Here's To You' getting some serious boogie love from remix powerhouse Moplen. 2 absolutely essential reworks of this massive garage classic are featured, both vocal & dub mixes for the Salsoul hardcore. Over on side B is Salsoul Orchestra's 'Ooh I love It', again blessed by the Moplen magic, always adding something to the mix in a respectful and knowledgable way, offering up breathtaking contemporary versions of the classics.
Fully licensed, sanctioned and released by Above Board distribution and Salsoul Records, 2019. Accept no imitations!
- A1. Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (Dr. Packer Multi Track Mix)
- B1. Barbara Mason - Another Man (Dr. Packer Rework)
- B2. Shirley Lites - Heat You Up Melt You Down (Dr. Packer Rework)
West End records open the vaults once more to today's top editors and remixers. This incredible 12" sees Australian editor supreme Dr.Packer take the reigns.
Raw Silk's total anthem 'Do It To The Music' goes under the knife, the good Dr. has massaged, tweaked and embraced this early 80's gem into a 2019 dancefloor banger. All killer, no filler. Barbara Mason's 'Another Man' kicks off side B, another post Disco classic lovingly reworked with care and brushing shoulders with Shirley Lites powerhouse 'Heat You Up, Melt You Down', a dubbed out proto House monster that hits all the right spots. Back to back classics.
Fully licensed, sanctioned and released by Above Board distribution and West End Records, 2019. Accept no imitations!
- A1. Un Episode Psychotique
- A2. Tisja feat. Tanja Vežić
- B1. The Shy Dictator
- B2. Un Episode Psychotique (GOTT Creatio Instrumentalis)
It has been a long time coming, LDDLM is more than happy to welcome a house friend, Cosmo Vitelli.
This EP is a complement to the recent (and forthcoming) Malka Tuti releases, coherent fragments of a creative year. If Cosmo is known for his wavey-krautey (I have no other words) productions going back to the Bot’ox days, he also has a meaner side.The aptly titled “Un Episode Psychotique” is disco gone wrong, italo with neurosis, straying from polished clichés, musical yet strangely anxiogen.It is turned into an Eighties monster by GOTT aka Sneaker and Scannoir. Their Creatio Instrumentalis is a cold funk monster and their Creatio Continualis amps up the EBM factor.
How does one translate Giallo in Croat? “Tisja” may answer the question, the spoken words of Tanja Vežić burning through the celluloid.
Finally, “The Shy Dictator” is like an early Chemical Brothers breakbeat monster, powerful yet psychedelic, canalised fury of bells and drums.
- A1. Crunch Level
- B1. Agguato
- B2. Adamantine
When two dudes collide in a cosmic paradise, very special things happen. Black Spuma, otherwise known as regular transcendental misfits Phillip Lauer and Fabrizio Mammarella, come correct with a new EP of enchanted grooves for Futureboogie.
Breaking their run of EPs for the International Feel Recordings label, a trio of cuts are lined up on the ‘Crunch Level’ EP.
Title track, ‘Crunch Level’, is a throbbing, pulsating, bit-crunching beast of a track, a full mind and body workout that evokes the darker shades of early acid and new beat. ‘Agguato’ also packs a punch, with drums so big that Stock, Aitken & Waterman would most definitely approve, whilst a waves of hedonistic tones cut through feint melodicas and space invader tropes for a mind melting moment.
Never to end on a whimper, Adamantine goes out with a bang, with an ecstatically buoyant rhythm section and glacial melodies that’ll be transporting you back to the bright neon lights and dry ice of some long forgotten 80’s sweatbox.
House / Tech-House
- A1. Michael's Path
- B1. I Hate Anthea Turner
- B2. Space Port
Mint Condition - A record 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....
Part 2 of 2 - Two Full Minds are back, Bushwacka! & DJ Vorn dropped this incredible EP in 1996. It's very rare that you come across music from this time period that still sounds so very contemporary. Super original, amazing sonics, and guaranteed to smash out a dance, all of the cuts on 'Michael's Path' are insanely good. Chock full of sick drum programming, abyss-deep basslines and wigged out, spacey melodies these jams are here to stay... in your record bag! It's got everything you want really, it's the sound of truly original and underground heads doing their own thing. One can only imagine the impact these cuts had on the late 90's dancefloor?! Not sounding like anything else out there, even today. This is one tough record to cop, and it goes for a pretty penny online second hand too, nice of Bushwacka! to let us reissue it for you all isn't it? Make sure if you see him about to say a big 'thank you' - top man!
'Michael's Path' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Matthew B / Bushwacka! for 2019 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
- A1. Entrez!
- A2. Nouvel Horizon
- A3. Jah, il Sait
- A4. No Time Is The Right Time
- B1. Whats My Name?
- B2. Lord Of The Basics
- B3. Le Zouk Du Crepsule
- B4. For(ever) Zdar
Being in a different place and a different studio context changed some things for Gilb’R. The Versatile boss and half of Château Flight selected these 8 tracks, some short, some longer, from his studio sessions in Amsterdam where he has been living for the past 5 years. Reflections of the mind of Gilb’R and thus exploring many sides, from late night techno to West Indies non sense vocals, from dubby/moody sounds to ambient scapes.
- A1. Kiya
- A2. Kiya (Rave Mix)
- B1. Kiya (Brian Ring Remix)
- B2. Kiya (Dreamscape Mix)
The infamous Kiwi returns to Needwant with his second EP on the London label (home to the likes of The Revenge, Ejeca, Maxxi Soundsystem and many more) On this cut Kiwi does what he does best by incorporating emotion and grit into dance music. The EP features 3 mixes of ‘Kiya’ as well as a remix from underground hero Brian Ring. The record has already seen support form the likes of Theo Kottis, AME, Tensnake, catz n dogz, Nick Warren & Fort Romeau to name a few.
The record opens with the original version of ‘Kiya' which features warm bass tones, spaced out synth lines, shuffling percussion and a tribal-esq vocal. The Rave mix gives ‘Kiya’ dance floor authority, introducing driving acid synth lines and a weightier low end. On the B side Kiwi delivers a deconstructed ‘Dreamscape’ mix stripping ‘Kiya' back to it’s beautiful bare bones.
‘Kiya’ will be another addition to Kiwi’s already impressive physical discography which includes releases on imprints such as Disco Halal, Future Boogie & 17 Steps. His unique approach to remixing and producing over the years has meant that he has seen a wealth of support from names such as Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Gerd Janson, Daniel Avery, Erol Alkan, Optimo, Annie Mac and Skream.
- A. Dance 4 Love '99
- B. Dub 4 Luv '99
The long-standing collaboration between influential NYC DJ Eli Escobar and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Nomi Ruiz has produced a collection of timeless club gems. Now after years of featuring on one another’s records, they launch their latest joint project Eli & Nomi, revealing their first production as a duo, ‘Dance 4 Love ‘99’ on Classic Music Company. As they continue to work away in the studio on their full-length LP, this 12” delivery debuts Eli & Nomi’s funk-laden, disco infused style with this glorious ode to the dancefloor. The release also features ‘Dub 4 Love ‘99’ for those in search of something a little deeper and club-focused.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Hardos Sampling
- A2. Sense of Love (Black Loops 1 AM Remix)
- B1. Sense of Love
- B2. Dans Le Living Room
- B3. An Ad Song (Commercial Use Only)
Weirdo house from an idiosyncratic French producer. Were you expecting something normal with a title like this?
Hooky and melodious, fidgety and urgent, these tracks will electrify any moment. Joyous and warm, a beam of sun on your neck, a warm breeze through your hair, they're bound to bring a toothy smile.
The Black Loops remixes lend “Sense of Love” a more mischievous air, adding another layer of complexity to the EP and rounding out its character.
- A. Native Culture
- B. Eggun
Powerful, moving, driving…”Eggun” is the latest sophomoric effort from the acroamatic, subterranean Afrophunk theurgist, Damian Lee "Trinidadian Deep" for Shelter Records. Loosely bound to the world of Afro-House, Afro-Tech and its offshoots, “Eggun” goes beyond the “Afro” familiar not only rhythmically but its spiritual essence is deeply rooted in the Yoruba tradition that often times comingle yet extends beyond the confines of the soulful House music dance floor.
Contained here are two mixes that the Eggun will find pleasurable. The grooves are AWESOME! This is track is tailor-made for the serious dancer in mind. No fluff here by no means! The Main Mix is full of polyrhythmic drums that provided the bed for the chanting voices, the deep end sub bass rumbling under the jazzy, multilayered keyboards sing and wail in a rapturous symphony―Hypnotic!!!! The Native Cult mix is a more stripped down mix, no less energetic, full of that rawness that makes mixes such as these potent.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Side Effects
- B1. Document Save
- B2. Remote Dubb
Following his collaborative ‘Conscious’ EP alongside Rossko earlier this year, Per Hammar returns to FUSE sub-label Infuse with three more standout offerings this September.
Swedish don Per Hammar has been turning out quality dub, house and techno with a dusty sense of atmosphere for more than a decade. In that time, he has established a number of his own labels including Dirty Hands and 10YEARS, while most recently founding De Vloer with Mandar member Malin Genie. Now firmly established as a key protagonist in the underground scene, the Berlin-based talent reasserts that position once more here as he returns to Infuse with his slick three-track ‘Side Effects’ EP.
‘Side Effects’ is a sublime 10-minute excursion into warm depths. Sustained pads drift in the distance as subtle percussion rolls in the foreground keep you locked, whilst soft-edged chords bring colour and soul and ensure this is a warm and hypnotic cut. Next, ‘Document Save’ is a more edgy affair with subtle synth details, samples and trippy pads all weaving in and out of the busy, fluttering drum line that keeps you on your toes. Last of all, ‘Remote Dubb’ is the most visceral on the EP: employing coarse synth textures and bustling drums that are expertly designed to enliven the ‘floor.
- A. Jodi Bush
- B. Body Juice
Italian talent Cioz and German duo Super Flu join forces for the first time to deliver the impressive Jodi Bush, due to be released on Crosstown Rebels this September.
The release begins with the progressive sounds of Jodi Bush. Rattling hats converge on staggered synth stabs, whilst guitar plucks provide an emotional aspect to the record. Body Juice fills the B-side in a similarly emotive fashion, with gentle bell chimes and warm, poignant keys.
Inspired by the sounds of Stimming, David August and Stephan Bodzin, Cioz is an artist whose sound does not fall far from the tree of those mentioned already. Melodic and winding in a manner akin to his contemporaries, the Italian is beginning to make real headway in the scene with releases on the likes of Monaberry and now Crosstown Rebela. German duo Super Flu are prolific producers in their own right,
with their tracks finding the perfect home on the likes of Moon Harbour and Mule
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. Krispy
- B. Bogus
Hot Creations welcome an incredible collaboration from four of the house scene’s most talked about artists, as Jean Pierre, Jesse Calosso, Harvard Bass and Kid Enigma team up on the mighty Krispy.
The release begins with the driving, high-tempo title cut. A raw kick is complemented by the infectious vocals from Kid Enigma, as whistling keys are aided by intermittent pads. Bogus completes the EP in a similar fashion: pronounced kicks merge on whip-like percussion, as the BPM ratchets up with the help of fizzing hi hats and another pumping vocal.
Jean Pierre is no stranger to the production realm, having found fame on some of the scenes most respected imprints, including Cuttin Headz, Defected and Desolat. Another affiliate of The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin Headz, Jesse Calosso has released a selection of quality releases on the label, as well as a standout EP on Tuskegee. Harvard Bass’ knack for the perfect dancefloor melody has been picked up by the biggest labels in the game including Relief, Turbo Recordings, Saved, Do Not Sleep and VIVA Music. Having worked with many of his contemporaries in recent years, Kid Enigma has previously collaborated with Mat.Joe and Nathan Barato, releasing on the likes of Kaluki and Defected in the process. He also released on Hot Creations earlier this year, featuring on the huge Back & Forth from DJ Sneak and Jesse Perez.
- A1. Back to Front (Original) feat. Xolisiwe
- A2. Back To Front (Dub) feat. Xolisiwe
- B1. Izingane feat. Korus
- B2. Zappa feat. Korus
All Day I Dream welcomes Bantwanas to the family. Hailing from Africa they are a collective of African producers, songwriters and musicians who's collaborations set forth the intention to bring top quality African house music to the world. The music on their EP sways gently from the dance floor gem and title track 'Back To Front' to the more laid back 'Izingane'. A beautiful all around release.
GenresDeep HouseSoulful House
- A. 18.104.22.168 (Where it all started)
- B. G.I.R.L
Coming Soon is some dope fire from the one and only Vick Lavender and his Sophisticado Recordings Outpost.
If you’re looking for some deep house that’s driven by true musicianship, then look no further than this eagerly awaited monster of a twelve inch.
Championed by an exclusive bunch of dope music selectors, this bad boy will not disappoint. Get ready for some true dopeness coming soon!
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)
- A. Planetary Love
- B. Enuma
Coming from the well-received Rio Grande 12Inch Produced by DJ Gigi Testa comes an eagerly awaited Deep House Jam that is destined to be an underground classic. Coming out directly from the camp of the NEUHM family from Naples; young DJ Fabrizio Fattore produces his very composition. Not everyone gets it right the ﬁrst time, however there is no denying that Fabrizio Forturo is one of the few who achieved his goal of making a dope jam.
Techno / Electro / Bass
- A1. What What What (Original)
- A2. What What What (Yourhighness Wave Dub)
- B1. World Museum (Original)
- B2. NJ Public Pool (Original)
- B3. NJ Public Pool (Warehouse Preservation Society Remix)
King Of Kong Records, a new venture of Artur8, Anton Klint & Edvin E. presents it’s new release, the “World Museum” EP - a modern classic from Newborn Jr.
Warsaw-based producer Adam Brocki released a string of collaborative records - with Earth Trax (Bartosz Kruczynski) for Phonica, Dopeness Galore, Echovolt and Rhythm Section, or as Private Press for Rekids and Indigo Area. His mature, carefully crafted sound, stripped yet powerful, now finds its place on King Of Kong.
“What What What” starts the EP off on a right foot: broken rhythm, clever voice snippets, cosmic pads and heavy bassline reminds of some archetypal Shake productions, off-kilter yet somehow infectious. “World Museum” rolls out relentlessly on a steady kickdrum, and again the backbone is held firmly by bass. Swirling noises come and go, adding a dash of melancholy into this club-ready tool. “NJ Public Pool” again sounds like a long-lost timeless classic, with just right amount of melody and irresistible party vibe. It’s accompanied by a moodier and denser remix from Warehouse Preservation Society (aka TK half of Split Secs and Tavish (ESP Institute)), a druggy chugger for late night and dark corners. Rounding off the EP, Yourhighness of Rollerboys & Cocktail D'Amore Records fame straightens the beat and pushes up the tempo of “What What What” to deliver a proper party stomper. A classic sound of two decades of dance music underground updated for here and now.
- A1. AMG (CLA45 Mix)
- A2. In Roll
- B1. PACE
- B2. Thanks For Keeping It Real
Following his release on Twin Turbo, British artist R.O.S.H. debuts on Rekids with four imaginative cuts entitled ‘Thanks For Keeping It Real EP’.
Real name Roshan Chauhan, UK artist and mix engineer R.O.S.H. has a knack for blending an array of different styles resulting in a refreshing approach to club music and his next release on Radio Slave’s respected Rekids imprint demonstrates exactly that.
With its raw melodies and rough, syncopated percussion, ‘AMG (CLA45 Mix)’ is a monster destined to shake warehouses. ‘In Roll’ then combines a frenetic rhythm with a deep and atmospheric aesthetic before R.O.S.H. takes us into even murkier territories with ‘PACE’ using metallic snares, shadowy reverb and whirring synths. Tying everything together, rattling drums and echoing stabs lay the foundations for ‘Thanks For Keeping It Real’ whilst a moody bassline and soothing chords ebb into the mix. of house music littered with breathy samples and oscillating atmospherics.
- A1. Out Cold
- A2. Verdigris
- B1. Peeking Thru
- B2. Space Breaks
- C1. Truce
- C2. Serengetti
- D1. Ghostnet
- D2. Brother John
Zodiac, a new collaboration between Brendon Moeller and Monty Luke, present a heady brew of sci-fi dub and deep rhythms on a full-length album, ‘Serengeti By Night’.
With meditative roots music at the very heart of ‘Serengeti’, experimental ideas are excavated over ten tracks. Vivid atmospheres are conjured up, as tribal trance, voodoo dub and otherworldly electronics are deployed over rock steady rhythms.
With influences that lie in the musical endeavours of African Headcharge to Rhythm & Sound, Public Image Limited to Cybotron, Zodiac keep the flame burning for exploratory dub-leanings, and deliver an album from the space station above that administers sophisticated braindance sounds that will command repeat listens...
- A1. Sasha & La Fleur – Förbindelse
- A2. Fur Coat – Babel
- B1. Hunter/Game – Canyons
- B2. Jon Da Silva & Jozef K – Maresme (Da Silva Mix)
Sasha launches his new, limited run ‘LNOE Vinyl Archives’ series on his Last Night On Earth imprint, with ‘Vol.1’ dropping on September 13th. The release features gems like the definitive Hunter/Game ‘Canyons’, Sasha & La Fleur’s massively popular collaboration ‘Förbindelse’, Fur Coat’s recent ‘Babel’ and a new track ‘Maresme’ (Da Silva Mix), from Jon DaSilva and Jozef K. This is the only time these tracks will be available on vinyl, a must-have for record collectors and LNOE label fans alike. ‘Maresme’ drops digitally later in the year, so this will be the first chance for fans to snap it up months ahead of official release. This new series celebrates pivotal cuts from the label’s history, as well as fresh upcoming tracks.
‘The idea came to me when I saw the success of the LNOE100 Compilation. Demand was so huge, we had to do a re-press of the vinyl,’ Sasha says. ‘It seemed like a great way to give new life to classic tracks from the back catalogue in a different format.’ Each limited run release will feature three tracks from the LNOE back catalogue - a recent release, a seminal cut from the archives and a stand-out hit - and an exclusive forthcoming track.
Hardcore / Jungle
- A1 Rave in the Bedroom pt.1
- A2 Its not big & Its not clever
- AA1 Loves the Feeling
- AA2 Loves the Feeling Remix
This 4 track EP comes out of Ibiza Records archive vault's called Archives Vol 5 produced by Low Block Noise in 1991 & EOAD in 1993. Each of these tracks represents hardcore and merging of jungle breaks starting to come through in the early 90s.
A. Rave in the Bedroom - This track produced by L.N.B made in 1991 has some great piano stabs and had a sample taken from 'The Young Ones' bbc2 sitcom as back then it was all about the big samples being used.
AA. Its Not Big & Its Not Clever - This track from L.B.N made in 1992 and has a classic sample taken from Robin Williams 'Good Morning Vietnam' film. The track has strong jungle breaks that were now a dominating presence at that time in the scene.
AAA. Love The Feeling - This track produced by E.O.A.D made in 1993 is more hardcore with the piano stabs offering a ravey anthem feel representing the warehouse scene. Which was dying out and Jungle was becoming the more dominant force.
AAAA. This track produced by E.O.A.D also made in 1993 and is a remix of the original with the hardcore elements offering a more raving anthem feel representing the warehouse scene back then.
Downtempo / Electronica
- A. By
- B. Hosoi
Stockholm-based audiophile bar Hosoi launches label with a rare release from Sweden’s HNNY.
Debuting on Studio Barnhus in 2011, HNNY aka Johan Cederberg quickly became one of house music’s most talked about artists with a signature sample driven style, making appearances on labels like Let’s Play House, Local Talk, Omena and his own label Puss (co-founded alongside Kornél Kovács). However, 2016 saw HNNY beginning a hiatus from touring as well as releasing music. Now Cederberg helps launch Hosoi Recordings.
Based in Stockholm, Hosoi is a listening bar with a focus on sound quality boasting custom-built KRS speakers, a hand built Condesa mixer and high-end Technics turntables. Many influential artists have passed through Hosoi —including Dip In The Pool, John Talabot, Young Marco, Kate NV and Wolf Muller & Niklas Wandt —both to share their music and to be part of such a vibrant space. It is the only venue where HNNY has continued mixing music regularly as a sole resident, curating the ‘Music For Listening’ series - a Sunday hangout for Stockholm’s discerning music lovers.
Releasing music created with its room in mind, Hosoi will put out live recordings and compilations from the bar’s favourites and it only made sense that close friend HNNY kick starts proceedings. ‘By’ nostalgically suspends the listener in time with looped female vocals, gentle guitar melodies and patterned hip hop beats.
Meanwhile on the flip, ‘Hosoi’ is coloured with twinkling keys which delightfully run over the top of lush chords sitting atop a bed of jazz percussion. Vinyl crackling throughout evokes the sound of spinning wax heard at the stylish venue.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A. Whisper
- B. Funkin
Mint Condition - The record 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, Croydon 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....
Released in 2000 on London's cult Oblong label, 100HZ's sublime 'Whisper / Funkin' is back on the streets. If you were doing the rounds in Soho back in the day, you will have undoubtedly copped some fine records from Berwick Street's 'Vinyl Junkies' store, the Oblong label was heavily connected to the store and to Bushwacka's equally cult Plank record label. 100HZ were one part of a pool producers connected to these crews and the burgeoning tech-house scene that was making waves at the turn of the millennium in the capital. Deep, sparse, taut and melodic production, strange sounds and left-field sonics, these were the ingredients of these extremely inventive and original UK sounds. Elements of breaks, garage, Detroit techno and more all fused to create a truly groundbreaking sound. Since '89, 100HZ's Lee Renacre and James Chapman managed to craft a few classics, 'Whisper / Funkin' is just one of them! The a-side is a sleek, melodic cut with phased, vocoder-ish vox, an internal monologue touching on the stresses of modern city life and escapism. A contemporary classic. Side-B is some tight funk! Ultra stripped back production, killer drum programming, the sound of gliding along through a futuristic metropolis. Highly polished and progressive late-night house sounds right here. Essential all round! The real sound of London circa the millennium. Check it.
This EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of 100HZ and all license holders for 2019 and remastered by the mighty Curvepusher from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
- A1. Abraxas
- A2. Young Star Cluster
- B. How Can You Tell
LONE - ABRAXAS EP IS A THREE TRACK EXCURSION INTO ETHEREAL ACID
Lone reveals the first physical release on his new imprint, Ancient Astronauts, which has been set up to release new material whilst working on his next studio album.
The three track EP, Abraxas, sees the producer carry out his first experiments with 303 acid packaged up in a breakbeat club tool focused sound – an idea which was sparked from hearing friends playing ‘90s drum and bass at slower speeds than usual.
The result is a rip-roaring trio of tracks, with the heavy bass rumbles and searing squelch of Abraxas undoubtedly cementing the title track as the chosen club destroyer. Young Star Cluster follows up with a marriage of the rolling funky drummer break with bursts of 303 acid and Lone’s trademark empyrean breakdowns before How Can You Tell takes us deeper still, with choral pads opening the door to another chapter in the multifaceted producer’s sound.
- A I Want To Thank You - KON's Shine Your Light Remix
- B I Want To Thank You - KON's Dub
Christian 'Kon' Taylor's KONTemporary imprint goes from strength to strength! This, the fourth release sees the Boston crate diggin' selector, producer and remixer extraordinaire reworking Alicia Myers' gospel tinged roof-raiser 'I Want To Thank You' to devastating effect!
This killer 1981 Rare-Groove / Disco classic has long been a secret weapon of DJ's who dig that bit deeper, an underground classic for sure. Imagine then, getting your hands on the master tapes, and being allowed to go DEEP on the arrangements and stems and crafting your own special versions of this absolute monster cut? Well, that's what KON's done! On this high quality, top-shelf 12" you get 2 brand new mixes including a heavyweight 'dubapella' version pushing Alicia's gorgeous voice deep into the delay. KONtemporary always bring that heat, and this latest jam is no exception, boasting full sleeve artwork, stellar mastering and a super nice pressing.
Essential business right here!