TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Disco / Nu-Disco
- A. BDSM
- B. Get a Chance
Another fine slab of that Disco goodness from the mighty Kojak stable.
Toronto party machines & re-edit maestros The Patchouli Brothers step up to the plate this time with 2 monstrous sides of peak-time Disco heat.
'BDSM / Gert A Chance' will not leave your bag, these cuts are primed, ready and able to lift the roof off of your discotheque, road-tested by the bros and deemed suitable the gods at Kojak Giant Sounds & Disco Promotions. Say no more. Essential wax for the discerning mirror ball fiend right here. Limited, as always. Do it!
- A. Do What You Wanna Do (Moplen Extended Remix)
- B. Do What You Wanna Do (Moplen Rollercoaster Dub)
Italy meets Miami via Holland - A truly international and classic feel all over this latest essential release from high Fashion music!
Disco powerhouse Moplen takes on this true-blue Disco classic from the legendary TK crates and turns in 2 brilliant and fresh reworkings of T-Connection's anthemic 'Do What You Wanna Do'. The A-side 'extended vocal mix' is a killer new version of this now cult record, as always Moplen's deft touch is felt in the tidy rearrangements and respectful tweaks, don't get it twisted though, this is prime-time dancefloor dynamite, it twists and turns in all the right places and still sounds huge. This new version and mix breathes some new life into this cut, a surefire inclusion in any DJ's bag for the next 30 years for sure. Don't forget, on the B-side, there's the mammoth 'Rollercoaster Dub', again Moplen steps up the heat on this version, it's exactly what you think it is, just under 9 minutes of dubbed-out T-Connection chaos, making this 12" a 'do not miss' release.
All tracks remixed with love and care from all original audio sources by Moplen, Lombardi, Italy. Remastered by Dom Scuteri.
Faithfully restored and released by High Fashion Music, The Netherlands. Worldwide distribution, Above Board, London.
House / Tech-House
- A1. David Kochs - Ghost Trance
- A2. David Kochs - End Scene
- B1. Dominik Marz - Release
- B2. Dominik Marz - Forever
Strap yourselves in troops! This next one by our Bavarian brothers has proven to be a bit of a HIT round these parts over the past year..
Recently they’ve been prompting many ID requests with the support of Dixon, Ame, Peggy Gou, Roman Flugel & Kornel Kovacs and now the secret is out!
- A1. Electric Acid Tater Tots
- A2. Electric Acid Tater Tots (Skream Remix)
- A3. Electric Acid Tater Vox
- B1. NYC DADA
- B2. 11am in Brisbane
The first artist other than label head Patrick Topping to release on TRICK , his Geordie compatriot Adamson delivers an eclectic mix of tracks. The EP opener and title track, ‘Electric Acid Tater Tots’ is an acid-soaked techno slammer, strung together by Elliots own robotic vocals. Skream then steps up to deliver the labels first ever remix, a trippy, high-energy workout, before the Electric Acid Tater Vox offers a stripped-back vocal
version which is available exclusively on the vinyl. Over on the B-side, ‘NYC Dada’ is an infectious disco-house edit destined to fill countless dancefloors, then ‘11am in Brisbane’ delves into melodic techno waters.
“I don't recall writing the lyrics, but I like to believe they appeared in the notes in my phone delivered by some divine spirit via the medium of an Apple iPhone XR - cheers Steve,” Adamson jokes. “About four instrumentals existed for about four weeks and I would often find myself standing on the table at parties singing out the lyrics excitedly trying to explain that 'this is my song.’” - Elliot Adamson
The record is also accompanied by two exclusive bonus tracks. Lesgo Lesgo Lesgo is a true techno odyssey and bonus purely for digital copies of the EP. Then, there is the Electric Acid Tater Tots (Acid Mix) , a secret dubplate that has only been sent out to a select number of DJs. A true weapon for the warehouses.
“Elliot had to be the first artist, other than myself, to release on TRICK!” Topping enthuses. “ I’ve been championing his music for years and this release has been a long time coming. He’s now helping me A&R and is a resident at the label parties. His EP genre-hops and this is what TRICK is all about.” - Patrick Topping
GenresDeep HouseTech HouseTechno
- A1. Caminando feat. Sil Romero
- A2. Caminando feat. Sil Romero (Cioz Remix)
- B1. Paradise
Crosstown Rebels welcome Tochno Techno label owner Yulia Niko to release her first full EP, Paradise, a captivating three track EP featuring jazz bossanova vocalist Sil Romero and Italian talent Cioz on remix duty.
Opening track Caminando encapsulates Yulia’s inspiration from walking on the White Isle of Ibiza where she spent the last year living. The hypnotising deep house melody of swirly synth pads and Sil Romero’s beautiful dreamy vocals wash over skipping percussion in an emotive composition. Cioz puts his own melodic stamp on the remix, creating a progressive club piece with bright keys over a reshaped bass line. Paradise continues the warm, ethereal atmosphere of the EP, bongos dance on hats as lush, relaxing tones fade in and out.
Russian-born DJ, producer and label owner, Yulia Niko learned her trade in the clubs of her hometown before moving to the US to work as a resident DJ at Verboten, Brooklyn and Heart in Miami. Now touring the world, she is based in Berlin and runs a vinyl only label, Tochno Techno. She has also released on other esteemed labels such as Get Physical Music, Nervous, Heisenberg, Natura Viva and Dee-P-erfect.
- A1. Let Your Love
- A2. Lotta Bounce
- B1. 32oz
- B2. Abracadabra
Deviation is proud to welcome long time friend and collaborator Waajeed to the label for their second release of 2019. The former Slum Village member & Dirt Tech Reck label founder presents four brand new tracks that once more showcase the Detroit-born producer's natural talent for creating house music with layers of soul, hip hop, R&B and jazz.
As is always the case with Waajeed’s work, the EP is imbued with deeper meanings and concepts. When asked why he wanted to call the EP “Hocus Pocus”, Waajeed simply described what Magic means to him:
"Magic: the use of means to have supernatural power over natural forces. By definition music is magic. It has the power to incite peace and chaos. My new EP is called 'Hocus Pocus'. It's an acknowledgment and claiming of the authority of my music. Along with a select group of Detroit-based alchemists, we conjure a spell of that embodies the cycle of birth, death, love and interdimensional travel." - Waajeed
'Abracadbra' and 'Let Your Love' see the producer orchestrate a small cast of fellow Detroit musicians like DeSean Jones and Khristian Foreman. The music further adorned with Mark Flash of Underground Resistance on conga & bongos for 'Abracadabra', while Ideeyah brings a light touch to her vocal contribution to 'Let Your Love'. 'Lotta Bounce' and '32oz' meanwhile bring a tougher, club-ready edge with their sharp instrumental workouts.
GenresDeep HouseTrack Listing TBC
Following the huge success of the Somi Afrikan Lady 12inch SRM 246 that was released way back in 2008. Since that time there’s been a huge demand for Sacred Rhythm to release the alternative mixes that Joaquin Joe Claussell and an exclusive few of his DJ Prominent DJ friends have been championing. Giving in to the pressure, we decided to press the unreleased mixes on 7” Vinyl.
The A Side features the same intensity that is similar to how it is on the previously 12Inch release, but with its own unique vibe. While the B side offers a completely different approach hence leaning more towards the side of, what Joaquin like to call,” a freaky dub exploration of rhythm and drums.” The 7” will be pressed on Special Colored Vinyl.
All in all, this is a dope seven inch of Afrocentric grooves and Dope musicianship that, no less than its predecessor, aims to continue rocking the dance floor.
Side A : The Soul Feast Drum DUB (6:47)
Side B: The Soul Feast Acapella EFXS (6:51)
Thank You for Listening
Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts
- A1. Avril
- A2. Path of Least Resistance
- B1. Injustice For All
- B2. Take Care of Each Other
Third Son returns to 17 Steps for his diverse 'Avril' EP. Bringing Electronica and Acid soundscapes alike, the 4 tracks highlight the endless benefits to his vulnerable, raw and unconstrained production technique.
GenresAcid HouseTech HouseTechno
- A. Stewed People
- B. Preserved People
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....
Pickled People - We all know a few of those, but how many of them were turning out bare bones, stripped & funked out rolling tech-house back in 1996? Not many we reckon! Well, except for the dynamic duo of Terry Francis &
Jiten Acharya, ably assisted by the man Bushwacka aka Matthew B on mixdown & engineering duties. This self-titled 12" you have here in your hands is a rare diamond, another set of smooth and acidic jams from London's potent tech-house underground, a rich and rewarding scene, one that is back with a vengeance today with discerning selectors from around the globe tuning into what was making clubs move here in the capital pre-millenium. The beauty of these super rare and expensive to obtain tracks is that they seem to be made with both the DJ and the dancer in mind, meaning - they are fun to mix and blend and drop long arse 10 minutes blend with without ever being boring, AND they are sure as hell fun to dance to in the darkened corners of whatever space you're lucky enough to find yourself in. Not short on the old Funk, this is premier league shit right here, from the dons. Proper subterranean business from that London town. Sure to be in your bag for the next 20 years n'all!
'Pickled People' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Terry Francis & Jiten Acharya 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. Fix - Diligent
- A2. Format - Burning Passion
- B1. MUTE - Alastair's Theme
- B2. Complex - Edge Of Self-Control
- C1. Baruka - Technision
- C2. The Ghetto Brothers - Muzik
- D1. The Living Room - The Gate
- D2. Baruka - Melancholic Strings
Dutch Techno master Orlando Voorn has opened up his archive for the first of what will be an ongoing artist focused series brought to you by new imprint Above Board Projects.
The compilation will be spread across 2 double 12" volumes and will feature tracks from many of Voorn's pseudonyms including; Fix, Baruka, The Ghetto Brothers, Mute & many more. We are proud to introduce the first of a 2-part archival collection entitled 'Diligence'. Each track featured on the compilation has been carefully selected and programmed in conjunction with Orlando Voorn and the Above Board Projects team. Voorn has an extremely long and storied career in making music and is severely underrated as a producer in our humble opinion. His DJ skills are, of course, legendary, with him winning the prestigious DMC mixing championships in 1986 in his native Holland and making a career as one of the country's leading Hip-Hop DJ's. As a producer he has long been linked to numerous legendary producers and releases, counting labels such as Fragile, Metroplex and more as homes for his output. His association and collaborations with Detroit have been the stuff of legend since day one and some of the music contained within these compilations celebrate that while showcasing some of the more overlooked tracks from the man's more than extensive catalogue. Part 1 includes some serious rarities and some straight up, futurist Techno heat, take the majestic technoid melodies of comp opener 'Diligent' from one of Voorn's most well loved alias' FIX for example, completely worlds apart from the jacking and sparse Funk of Baruka's killer 'Technision'. Flawless selections from the early 90's sitting alongside later productions only go to show how diverse and talented an artist Voorn is and how fresh and vital his music still is today. An essential collection for any serious techno lover.
All tracks fully licensed and remastered with the full permission of Orlando Voorn. Remastering and lacquers by Curvepusher.
Compiled and directed by the Above Board Projects team. Design and layout by atelier Superplus. 2019.
- A1. Infrared
- A2. Tunnel Vision
- B1. Leisure Techno
- B2. The Good Old Days Are Tomorrow
Aquarian and Deapmash return as AQXDM for their Houndstooth debut EP ‘Infrared’.
Written remotely from Berlin and Caen respectively, this five track EP expands on their now hallmark sound — hypnotic, big room, golden-era rave, 90s jungle and mind-bending techno n’ IDM filtered through a high-definition, cinematic lens. Massive kicks, quaking sub bass and blistering breakbeats converge with soaring atmospherics and throwback rave stabs in a wholly modern and heavy-as-hell package. The Good Old Days Are Tomorrow !
Championed by the likes of Aphex Twin, Skee Mask, Call Super, Zenker Brothers.
- A1. Pulsation
- A2. Noise Dream
- B1. Pulsation (Pfirter Remix)
M. R. E. U. X. Is back with a new project which incorporates the elegance and quality of old school techno. The track “pulsation” is extremely psychedelic and creates a rollercoaster of emotions and positive vibes. Furthermore Pulsation will get you on the dance floor in no time and you simply won’t be able to stop dancing. The next track “noise dream” gets you in a magical atmosphere right from the first notes. The feeling will be overwhelming...close your eyes and get carried away by the outwardly beats and let your mind take over cause this also happens to be M. R. E. U. X. ‘S favorite tune. To complete this amazing new venture comes producer Pfirter gifting us with a banging remix of Pulsation reconfirming his quality contribution to all things techno. Be sure to look out for this track cause it will stick with any techno hardcore lover. Bottom line is that Blumoog music label is once again reconfirming themself as one of the best techno labels in the world. Stay tuned for new adventures.
- A1. Uplift
- A2. Sweat Attack
- B1. Propulsion
- B2. Dreamworld
The masters for this EP were long lost. These recordings have been made by Ron Wells using a high end LINN cartridge, restored digitally (clicks, noise, rumble) using Izotope RX by Robin at Music Preservation Society and Remastered by Subvert Central Mastering by Bob Macc.
- A1. Punch
- A2. Myth
- B1. Cnt
- B2. Agenda
DALO aka Nadia D’Alò emerged at the ESP Institute in 2018 with a brutal remix for Benedikt Frey’s Private Games. Having been ﬂoored by her sinister aesthetic and stripped-back approach to production, as well as being long time fans of INIT (her collaborative project with Benedikt), the ESP institute was compelled to commission a dedicated solo work. Across four beastly tracks, Nadia pulls from a gritty palette of instrumentation, combining ritualistic drums, industrial percussion and scratchy acid lines with a blurry montage of demonic sighs and whispers. The result is deeply hypnotic. As we slip into the abyss of her psyche, we attempt attaching to the repetitive instrumentation, clinging to what’s familiar for a sense of security, however, every element in Nadia’s world betrays us as it slowly mutates and slips from our grasp, leaving us in a perpetual state of bewilderment. Similar to a deep dream or a heavy trip, incidents in the music replay on mental loop, accumulating layer upon layer of subconscious meaning, deteriorating our senses until we’re completely removed from our safe zone. It's precisely this dose of danger that keeps the listener inquisitive and on-edge, a potent potion that Nadia has proven eﬀective without over-cooking or adding extraneous ingredients. On the surface, there is an admirable dryness to her tonality, even through the intermittent tape echoes, detuned vocals and haunted smears of reverb, the music is never drowning. Such achievements are the marks of a bold and conﬁdent artist, one whose ﬁrm grasp of a particularly psychedelic craft supports a warped command of nuance. It’s with great pleasure we ﬁnd DALO’s agenda aligns so strongly with the ESP Institute.
- A. Another Club (Charlotte de Witte Remix)
- AA. Another Club (SRVD Remix)
Radio Slave’s momentous ‘Another Club’ receives two thumping remixes from SRVD and Charlotte de Witte.
‘Another Club’ was the 100th release on Rekids and dropped as the label celebrated a milestone ten years. It unquestionably became one of Techno’s biggest tracks ever made. Two years later, the landmark production receives outstanding remixes from two of the genre’s most salient artists: NovaMute producer Charlotte de Witte, who’s just collaborated with Chris Liebing on her newly launched KNTXT imprint, as well as the ever-impressive Patrick Mason and Radio Slave who team up again as SRVD.
Charlotte de Witte’s remix of ‘Another Club’ marches forward with pounding 909 style kicks, hooking acid hits, fleeting voice samples and haunting pads. SRVD’s remix then uses the vocals as stabs, adding tension with rave inspired synths, buzzing keys and splashing cymbals, while locking it all together with thundering drums and sub frequency rumbles.
Jungle / Hardcore
- 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.
- A. Fire
- AA. All Crew
- AAA. Set Me Free Remix
This 3 track EP comes from out of 3rd Party Records vault called Vintage Vol #3 and produced by Noise Factory. Each of these tracks represents the musik from rave scene back in the early 90s.
A.Fire - This classic track produced by Noise Factory in 1992 highlights the merging of hardcore with jungle beats that were entering into the scene back than. Combined with a rock vocal sample of Sara speedy up to give that edgy feel with synthesized piano stabs and brief reggae/house samples and dominate drum patterns.
AA.All Crew - This track was made back in 1992 by Noise Factory and a game changer as it had a dominant reggae sample in the intro and mergers into the hardcore elements of that time. The term 'all junglists massive' can be heard and strong jungle breaks holding they own. This was when the musik was evolving into what was to be jungle.
AAA.Set Me Free Remix - This track by Noise Factory made in 1992 and a remix of the original shows their versatility of moving hardcore into a new genre that was becoming so dominate. The stronger reggae samples speeded up and the ability to switch up the drum patterns and still have that hardcore feel was helping to push the scene and promote these jungle breaks coming through.
Written by: Noise Factory
Produced by: Noise Factory
Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)
- A1. Lightship 612
- B1. Is Waves
Sebastian Mullaert returns to Siamese! After his two hypnotizing remixes for our own 'Patterns of Eternity' Adriatique are welcoming Mr. Trip for a full EP. 'Lightship 612‘ & 'Is Waves‘ are both forward thinking, spacy & melodic journeys through sound showcasing Sebastian’s full range of skills.
- A1. Chase Thoughts
- B1. Chase Thoughts (Mad Mix)
- B2. You’re Into Me
This is the dawning of ARCYDARO. For the first time ever he unveils his work, expressing a very own approach to the current state of sound.
Early support for this one comes from Âme & Dixon.
- A1. Terra Rasgada (Santiago Garcia Remix)
- B1. Terra Rasgada (Santiago Garcia Beat Version)
New MoBlack record incoming!
- A1. Hugadem (MoBlack Remix)
- B1. Hugadem (MoBlack B-Side Remix)
New MoBlack record incoming!
- A1. Pompa Sonic
- A2. Tranz Mekanica
- B2. Cielo Dance
In a trio of instrumental tracks, Alex from Tokyo and Willie Graff pay tribute to the places they love: New York City, Ibiza, and Berlin. Inspired by the unique soundscapes and club cultures of each city, the two DJ friends (who met while spinning records at NYC club Cielo in the mid-2000s) came together in late-night jam sessions at Darren Eboli’s studio in Tribeca to bring the soundscapes to life.
Höga Nord Rekords
GenresDeep HouseNu DiscoTechno
- A1. Treble Rebel
- A2. Troubles In The Bay
- B1. And the Tribes Debates..
- B2. Stop Faking Sense
Autarkic describe himself as first and foremost a songwriter but he has also made a name for himself as an international DJ. Over the past three years the musician based In Tel Aviv has, with great success, played clubs throughout all of Europe. One extra memorable gig was on last year’s edition of Convenanza in the amphitheatre in Sète, France. Rumour has it that the sea living mammals of the area flocked in large groups in the waters below during Autarkic’s gig.
This 12” record is his first release on Höga Nord Rekords and the slightly psychedelic, sample- and synthesiser based club music that has become Autarkic’s trademark sound is captured by an impeccable production. The music is playful, yet stripped down to the essentials and not overloaded. The vocal elements works more as percussive elements than the carrier of the storytelling in the music.
If you missed him live or just don’t have the means to go see him, this record give a taste of Autarkic’s hypnotic live performances!
GenresAlternative RockNu Disco
- A1. Can’t Get There
- A2. Israeli Blues
- A3. Nishi No Jiku
- B1. Can’t Get There (Mythologen Remix)
- B2. Can’t Get There (Jamie Paton Remix)
The good side wins! Minami Deutsch crushes negativity, sorrow, and depressive energy on their new Höga Nord Rekords release, “Can’t get there”, a six-track EP. Listening to this, the second Minami Deutsch – release on HNR, you get the feeling of leaving half your brain in a Volkswagen down an endless Autobahn in 1972 and one-half lost in the astral plane as boundless light, above space and time.
The Japanese psych-scene is being kept vital by picking up all the best influences from all the best psychedelic music and mixing that with a delicate touch of Japanese music tradition. On this EP, you hear all that you love and miss from the 70’s krautrock bands plus a cover on cult band Index’s song “Israeli blues” from 1968. Also on this record are two remixes of the title track by HNR household names Jamie Paton and Mythologen. If Minami Deutsch’s music usually has small or no elements of modernity, (this meant in a good way!) these tracks show new paths for them to try and the sounds marry happily!
This record works as a pathway to the inner core of the bands creativity, where there are few limits or boundaries and where you make the trip as hard or as easy as you want…but you’ll end up in a happy fuzzy place no matter what you choose.
- A1. The Last Ride
- A2. We Own The Night
- B1. Black Dog
- B2. Wandering Star
No wools, no blerts. Jus’ smoov style. We are talking about scouserin´ and swervin’. And Leeds finest Antony Beardsley in perticular. A lone gunman producing analogue, slow paced dance music influenced by pioneers like Andrew Weatherall, Richard D. James and Danny Wolfers. Sometimes all you need is some service. And that’s exactly what Höga Nord will give you with this four track EP by the name The Last Ride’. Opening title track sounds like Mr Kowalski, top dressed’ in a white track suit, speeding away for the vanishing point. The Last Ride would be the soundtrack of choice for Mr. Kowalskis Requiem for the American Dream. The organic baselines seduces you like the bright side of the illusion of that sleazy dream. A-sides second track ’We Own The Night’ will chug you all nite long. And B-sides ’Black Dog’ will make your mornings velvet with evil heat. Straight acid approach. Magic Feet Recordings, Stripped Off and Clouded Vision Records has already released him. But in Gothenburg we stay Höga and only settles for the best. We mentioned service earlier. We are also a crew. And this time we’re really doing you. All night long. Some darker morning when we’re straight - lets open up... We do dat doe dont we doe. Friendly, witty, welcoming and all. But it isn't called dirty for no reason. All love, charm and bifter - get lifted!
- A1. No Hope For A Sexual Revolution
- A2. Drunken Master
- B1. This Is The Captain Speaking
- B2. Down With Chaos
Who’s the captain of the ship? Who’s eyes hide behind the surveillance cam? Who steers your steps out in in the industrial outback? High Boys, who are The Idealist (Joackim Nordwall) and Dungeon Acid (Jean-Louis Huhta), won’t let you be in control of the listening experience; by using steel clad beats they’ll hold you in to a state of submission. Their music is created to be hard and direct – the few, thoroughly chosen sounds that build the construction that is High Boys’ sound, builds the conditions for each other. Exactly everything in the “World Dumbination-EP”, released on 12” vinyl and in digital form on Höga Nord Rekords, is as important to the full sound.
High Boys is analogue music for a digital generation. The analogue approach is heard partly in the very sounds on these four tracks, partly in how stripped down the music is; there are but a few elements that are in play but those elements are exquisite in both how they are tuned and how they are placed to corporate with each other.
This record is not for you if you are not ready to leave a bit of your integrity in the hands of Huhta and Nordwall. The reward waits for those who see the value in letting two professionals in the art of dance music write the design for you. All you need to do is to let the power of this music pound your head numb.
High Boys is control. High Boys is hypnosis. High Boys is strict techno.
- A1. The Joy I Feel
- A2. Canavan’s Peckhan Pool Club
- B1. Blackheath
- B2. House Of Parakeet
Mythologen, aka Alexander Palmestål follows last year’s debut album “Mythologen” with the 12” EP “Church Music”. This EP is a love declaration to London’s club scenes and some of the titles are named after parts of districts in south east London.
The tracks on this record are free and loose in its melodies and you hear that Palmestål has worked on pure intuition in the song making process, inspired by the surrounding smells, sounds and people. As explosively impressing as the album was, is also “Church Music” and the airy, uplifting sound that has become part of Mythologen’s trademark, is developed with a sacral touch.
Alexander Palmestål have since the days of Pistol Disco in the early 2000’s been one step ahead of most acts in Left field and Club music and have created an own musical space to exist in – something most artist never achieve! “Church Music” consolidates Mythologen’s position as both a guardian and an innovator of modern club music.
- A1. Enhance 224
- A2. State Line
- B1. Disk Memories
- B2. Leviathan Aftermath
Jamie Paton makes music that could be described as 'Leftfield techno' or 'Slowmotion house'. 'Disk Memories' is his second release on Hoga Nord Rekords and Paton still work in the same spirit as on the previous HNR release from 2017.
'Disk Memories' is barren electronic music for the ’Brave New World’ generation. Paton has established a dystopic electronic sound that aims straight at your frontal lobe, burns in your bones, and projects a lost Europe's anxiety on the grey London skies.
The music breathes of the cold 1980's, a time of crisis in England's history and a vibe to be recognize in today's society: right-wing winds once again blows hard over the British Isles and Jamie Paton's music catches the insecurity the wind carries with it.
- A1. Dromomania
- A2. Drive
- A3. Swung
- A4. Laniakea Part 1
- B2. Abell 3565
- B4. Virgo
This is a big one! Gothenburgs finest electronic wizard Robert Leiner are back. With a eight track LP - Melomania. Since the early 90´s Robert Leiner has been a highly respected part of the global electronic music scene. Ambient, techno, trance, acid, house, kraut - whatever. The fact that Robert never confined himself to a single genre suits Höga Nord more than well. This time he brought some friends: The Source Experience band. First track Dromomania sounds like Daft Punk would - if they were relevant. The monotonous machinery is just as efficiantly mechanic as the slow liquidation of human labour at Volvo and other big companies within the car industry. Second track Drive makes us think of an unwillingly beautiful and violent tramaccident. Chaotic supreme confidence is what follows through the album. Pure organic uncompromising energy. It’s time to get down to the source for some experience!
GenresAlternative RockNu Disco
- A1. Venus
- A2. White Heat
- A3. X-Theme
- A4. Hero
- B1. Can’t Stop Walking
- B2. Let’s Boogie
- B3. Punti De Morte
- B4. Panik
Pure DDR-groove! The Exorcist is a gothenburg-based trio consisting of Osynlige Mann, Pontus and Petrus - members from bands as Uran, Tentakel and Sork. Höga Nord invites you to their soundscape with their full length debut album The Exorcist GBG: Everyone could be an informant. The cold war is alive. Dark Cabaret. Spythememode. David Lynchelectro. Italian horror. Easily put - This is kinky organic acid for all of you looking for a gateway - but know you have to stay.
- A1. Kling Klang Sound Clash
- A2. Zodiak Versions
- A3. Studio Einer Dub
- B1. Jah Warble
- B2. Neo Eno (Island Records)
- B3. Planetarium Rock
- C1. Earth People (New York & London)
- C2. Stockhausen Blues
- C3. Obscure Ruddock Vs Conny Plank Dub
- D1. Ranking Roedelius
- D2. Ode To A Dead Riddum (Martin Hannett Blues)
- D3. Kosmische Music In Dub
The birthplace of Zodiak Versions is literally the long stretches of highway in mainland Europe, mainly in a tour van filled with the smell of Moroccan hash and tobacco smoke. Sketching out repetitive dub baselines and leads using only the keyboard of his laptop as a musical device, Al formulated the basic structures of the what would become these versions. Reminded of what artists like Kraftwerk and Neu! attempted to portray with the driving motion with their motorik beats and expansive washes of analog synthesis, Lover felt compelled to write music directly within the environment that had once inspired the original ‘Krautrock’ sound.
Once back in the states Al teamed up with good friends Burnt Ones in LA to add some touches of guitar and synth drone to the sketched out songs. At this time he was further introduced to the some of the lesser known efforts of Kraut pioneers that would later influence the rise of Ambient music. Returning home completely inspired, he added even more layers of analog Moog synthesizer, tribal percussion, and vintage rhythm box drum sounds before sequencing and mixing all the elements through a vintage Roland RE-201 Space Echo. The end result is is what you have here in Zodiak Versions.
With his last few projects, Al Lover has been bouncing back and forth between a more sample based remix approach and actual synthesized music composition. You can hear elements of his earlier works in Zodiak Versions, but the music is heading in a more textured, droned out direction. An experiment in maximized minimalism. Subtlety and nuance hidden within an intense wall of sound, as if the psychedelic aspects of everything that influenced the record have been extracted and reconfigured to produce the sonic dub version of a bad trip.
GenresAlternative RockDown TempoDub
- A1. Looney Tubas
- A2. Jarkiborg
- A3. Erickson Indirect
- B1. Omikron
- B2. Univerb
- B3. Neo Geo
Lets take a trip to the dirty south of Sweden. Malmö to be more specific. It’s time to get down with VED. The band started as a solo-project by Mattias Nihlén taking inspiration from filmmusic, progressive rock, early electronic music and folkmusic. From there VED has developed into a rhythmic machinery. Surf-rock, horror movie soundtracks and found cassettes are some of the ingredients you will hear on their latest LP. Omikron is the name of the record. And yup. Höga Nord is the label that publishes it. And hopefully will be damned for it. First track Looney Tubas samples sounds from the Looney tunes propaganda cartoon Tokio Jokio from 1943. Angel dusty funk is one way to describe it. Walking on stilts to look bigger is another. That vibe follows through the rest of the album. Title track Omikron contains sounds of neurons being fired in an anesthetizised cat’s brain in an experiment conducted by the Swedish neurophysiologist Torsten Wiesel. Univerb combines a slow and nervy bassline with sounds from a police video of a sports car formerly owned by the Swedish king, Carl Gustaf, being chased by police in Malmö. Closing track Neo geo contains a field recording of a man selling Orbit chewing gum in the streets of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. All good. Yeah its spooky. Mhmmm, its loco. Above all its sensual non-verbal communication. That will make you wanna reproduce…stuff. Strictly Looney tunes!
- A1. Cha Cha Cha
- A2. Second Hand Smoke
- A3. Twa-Lif
- B1. Psygnosis
- B2. Dymaxion Music
- B3. Turn Your illness Into A Weapon
- B4. Dope Rider
Stuck in this acid, you will rust. Autumntime 2019. The world is off its tits and its getting harder to laugh about it baby. So let’s talk about Mental Health. By a coincidence that’s the name of the debut LP of Gothenburg-based duo SPR!. Albert Sjöstam and Christoffer Fransson are behind the seven tracks that will force you to some ass and mental bending. Höga Nord gladly supports that type of activities and delivers 300 copies of pure white vinyl. Opening track ’Cha Cha Cha’ goes in like russians on a tour de france frenzy. The album continues with Second hand smoke - pure hypnotic chaotic anarchokraut. Beautiful and toned down Turn your illness into a weapon will mellow your mind to (un)comfortable numbness. Closing track Dope Rider aims deep down for the underground. Proper music to go mental to while studying health with your brain is one way to sum it up. Good music another one. Regardless: Stay safe. Hate will eat you whole even tough you might fail when you must sail.
GenresAlternative RockAmbientNu Disco
- A1. Mangsebung
- A2. Greven
- A3. Meh-Teh
- A4. Bardo
- B1. Gangri
- B2. Nautilus
- B3. Sen Sen No Sen
- B4. Shadows
There are many ways for a band or an artist to compile an album: some make it in a week and some let the process go on longer. The latter approach does often mean that that the record will not be better than had it been recorded and mixed within a short amount of time, rather the contrary. However, there are those albums that just could not be made within in a week or a month, those compilation of songs that needed the time to melt together to form an album. Fontäns third album titled “Fontän”, released on Höga Nord Rekords is that kind of an album. Put the opening track “Mangsebung” on, then stay with the record until the closer “Shadows” rings out and you will go clear, sharp, and mildly messed up by the listening experience because this is an extremely well directed trip in mind-altering music! This album needed time to reach such heights.
The width of range in influences has become somewhat of a trademark for Fontän. Magma, Pink Floyd, Bhutanese and Nordic folk music, Manuel Göttsching and Ashra, Robert Fripp and King Crimson, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Talking Heads, DJ Shadow, Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, are some of the music that has made a mark on the psychedelic duo. One of the main differences though between Fontän and other bands with a similar setup of names to drop is that many cannot transform those musical traditions into timeless and boundless songs like those in Fontäns catalogue. With Johan Melin’s and Jesper Jarold’s love for music and non-sentimental creative approach, this album proves that the band never gets hung up on trying to sound like the past masters, but to develop what they once started.
2019 will be the year when Fontän once again challenges the framework for genre bending music. “Fontän” captures the inspired and unafraid feeling from their releases in 2016 but is managed and even more refined on this album.
GenresAlternative RockNu Disco
- A1. Pusher
- A2. Lyrica
- A3. Bahnhof
- A4. You Better Run
- B1. Duck Juice
- B2. Electric Wine
- B3. Morpheus Rising
A lot of bands are trying what The Exorcist GBG are doing, to make timeless, mind bending, dance music but they often fail in reaching all the way. The Exorcist GBG is the band that seem to exist in a dimension, much like ours but that lacks time as we know it; time is stretchable backwards and forward, and being in this dimension allows you to travel while, still staying in one place. Call it time travel if you will or moving outside of time rather. The Exorcist GBG does this. Also they reach our dimension.
The members who also can be found in Uran, Tentakel, and Ultra Satan among others, formed The Exorcist GBG in 2012 and started by playing illegal techno clubs for the true undercurrent citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden. The reputation of this dangerous psychedelic band, who plays funk the way funk should be played soon reached Stockholm where they got a cult following just by word of mouth. Over the past four years their following has grown exponentially!
The recording of “II” was a trip into the abyss and back, with a lot of time and money spent, outrage from the members and record label executives biting their nails down to the bone. But that is how The Exorcist GBG works – tension is a vital part of this bands nature, hence it’s sound. The tracks’ aggressive approach and the feeling of being possessed by something evil lurking inside of you mirrors the process of making this album. But listening to the album back to back and hearing how the songs intertwine, lets the true face of The Exorcist GBG shine brightly over you.
GenresAlternative RockDown Tempo
- A1. Synthesis
- A2. Reverse Pyramid
- A3. Nexus
- A4. Chrome Together
- A5. Colonization
- B1. Atlantic Tariff
- B2. Pyramid
- B3. Kumla Revisited
- B4. Metavideo
- B5. Samsa’s Escape
“Music of the stars” and “music to get lost to” are words thoughts expressed about Tross’ music. The band have always had the ability to place the listener in a bubble of introspection and escapism…in the most positive way! Hence such opinions.
The band members themselves rate the joys of discovery and not looking back, two of the leading factors in creating their sound - no hesitation, no regression – and this comes clear on their second full length album The Overview Effect, released on Höga Nord Rekords. Captured on this album is the feeling of true presence created when musicians play together and not for themselves to prove their skills for each other and the listener. No show off – just boogie! Thanks to this holistic take on creating music, the sound is kept airy and the few overdubs made are carefully executed.
The band focuses more than before on rhythm. On The Overview Effect, Tross have fallen deeper into Disco and Jungle Funk, approaching the nerve of their live appearances clearer than on their previous records, creating dance music for spaced out kids.
So. Cancel all your meetings, stretch flat out, put on the first track, Synthesis, and feel the warmth of the earth’s core brake through the soil and embrace you like a soft blanket in a harsh reality.
GenresAlternative RockElectronicaNu Disco
- A1. Sorcery
- A2. Johari Window
- B1. Purest Space
- B2. N.Y. List
Höga Nord Rekords give you Higamos Hogamos on a four track instrumental EP. This is something of a solo effort for Higamos Hogamos’s Steve Webster - but in good assisting company by friends and viciously fonky machinery.
One common denominator for the EPs four tunes is an attempt to say fuck off to overkilled editing and instead indulging in the dynamics and tensions that steams from mistakes and magic created live. All with the intention to squeeze our sweetest and most sensitive nerves in waiting for the mothership to take us all upwards 45 deegrees.
Johari Window features the fine fretwork of original Higamos guitarist Toby Jenkins as well as Stipo Androvic on funk bass duties and Chris Hodges holding the groove together solid on drums. What might not be as apparent is the audio signal from the guitar being filtered into Steve’s mouth through a hosepipe to make a ghetto talk box (Don’t ask, just listen and freak out!)
N.Y. List was the product of Higamos guitarist Andrew Robertson spontaneously finding a fuzz box and a backing track waiting, ready for some first take inspiration.
For "Sorcery" and "Purest Space" it’s time to give the human masses a rest and jam your momsys arse to mars!
GenresAlternative RockDown Tempo
- A1. Babylon
- B1. Earth
- B2. Bardo
Fontän, consisting of Jesper Jarold and Johan Molin, returns the 28 of january 2019. And Höga Nord is bout it when it comes to stylish resurrection. And this Gothenburg based duo deserves excessive awe and reverence. Especially with this comeback: A three track picture disc EP. They have slipped directly inside our house. And if the first title track Babylon is wrong - we don’t want to be right. The closing tune Bardo is pure bliss with a bass line that would make Buddha twerk. But underneath the perfection and smoov melodies lies a sense of subtle disturbance... For the prepared and appropriately trained individuals the Bardo offers a opportunity for liberation. The transcendental insight may arise with the direct experience of reality. For others it can become a place of danger. The karmically created hallucinations can impel one into a less than desirable rebirth. Barbarism begins at home! Enjoy the Earth!
GenresAlternative RockDown TempoNu Disco
- A1. Time Leaves Us
- A2. Gagarin
- B1. Claustromania
- B2. Jewelries
Since the birth of the band in 2007, Tross has carefully handled and developed the cosmic heritage. Today, in 2019, with the release of “The Walrus – EP” on Höga Nord Rekords they continue to cultivate the gems of the further out regions of far out music from the past five decades back. The trip that will take you to the psychedelic arctic takes off in an open and airy landscape with the Ash Ra inspired “Time Leaves Us”. On the second track “Gagarin”, Tross cuts the waves deeper and dives into a Patrik Vian inspired submarine landscape. The B-side has a louder and messier feel to it and the melodies rest upon a roundhouse swinging beat. Your’e being dropped down between two ferocious sailors beating it out on the docks!
"Tross is alive in the icescapes of the far north - the tusks of the walrus digs deep and won’t let you go.
GenresAlternative RockDown Tempo
- A1. Polar Star
- A2. Machines
- B1. Sen Sen No Sen
The echoes from the past is the answer to why the sound on the ”Polar Star EP", released on Höga Nord Rekords, is timeless and without restrains. Their expression on this release traces back to their earlier works and the tracks on this EP which is their second Höga Nord Rekords release, they mix the future and the past in typical Fontän fashion.
The first notes on the opening track ”Polar Star” could have been taken from a playful Pink Floyd session circa 1969 and music then develops into exactly what you should expect from Swedens number one neo-psych band; polyrhythmic patterns á’la Philip Glass executed with confident guitars, break beat disco drums plus organ and song harmonies so sacred that they could wake Jack Nitzsche from the dead.
The record continues with ”Machines” where the nordic melancholy goes on a world tour through the stratosphere, with stopovers in California, Bohuslän and mountains of Bhutan. The trip then takes off for the outer orbit!
”Sen Sen, No Sen” is a term used in karate and it means that you hold the ability to foresee the opponents strike and strike her/him with that same blow in beforehand. This action takes your full concentration and you must be capable to disconnect from the world surrounding you and be in the moment. Let the needle flow over the closing track ”Sen sen, no sen” and feel the music fulfil you with confidence and soul and strengthen your spirit to the level that you can foresee anything fearful, and thus beat the living crap out of whatever in your presence that might haunt you.
Fontän has poured hundreds of generations’ musical expressions in their filter of Swedish west coast psychedelia to let three tracks drop down on your turntable. The band feel no fear to break musical conventions, but yet they pay true homage to their predecessors.
GenresAlternative RockDown TempoElectronicaNu Disco
- A1. Level 1
- A2. Level 2
- A3. Level 3
- B1. Level 4
- B2. Level 5
- B3. Level 6
San Francisco based producer Al Lover’s list of collaborations contain names like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Goat and White Fence, and he has remixed bands like The Night Beats and Thee Oh Sees. Except from producing mind-altering music, Al Lover is also the official DJ of Levitation and tours Europe extensively.
Al Lover’s double album release “Zodiak versions” on Höga Nord Rekords (2015) opened up for a beautiful cooperation between the label and the artist and now the two parts are taking it to the next level with the release of The Nymphaea Caerulea EP. On this picture disc EP, a third player flavors the music and that is Cairo Liberation Front (CLF). Residing in Tilburg this collective represents the future of European club music lends equally from House, punk and psychedelia, filtered through generations of hedonistic groove.
The six tracks on this picture disc EP holds the essence of what psychedelic dance music is about – escapism. Where to escape? Well, due their sound, CLF could just as well be from where their name implies because this record oozes more of northern Africa than of northern Europe. It puts the listener outside of time somewhere on the banks of the Nile, just before dawn.
The combination of Al Lover’s use of samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and analog synthesizers, clashes beautifully with the fierce energy of the CLF’s sound of cracked software, American hip-hop, Euro house and Arabic rhythms. This is the score to the next Arabic spring.
GenresAlternative RockNu Disco
- A1. I’ll Save You Anyway (Evelyn)
- A2. I’m coming to Your house (Feat. Tarik Ziour)
- A3. Loving Hell
In this age of pre-set play lists and total sharing of music, you more or less get served what you expect to hear. Your musical preferences are predictable and you – with little or no effort - get access to music that suits your self-image perfectly and places you in a safe zone.
But what if these babysitting services went on vacation and you’re suddenly left alone in the post-industrial outback? Where do you start looking? At first listen you might feel that the songs on “Loving Hell” by Vox Low, released on Höga Nord Rekords, might not suit your needs in such a cold, harsh existence. But that’s where you’re wrong. Vox low’s sound might first appear frightening and cold to you but the tracks on this EP most of all carries with them depth, energy and persistence: the perfect soundtrack to reboot your system to and to get you going straight forward without looking back.
This is music for the aftermath of a cathartic experience, music that generates a propulsion that makes you wanna walk on that road forever, music to help you rediscover what punk, rock and electronica really should be about – gut feeling.
- A1. Mindfighter
- A2. Nightmare City
- B1. Lost In The Mirror Maze
- B2. Jennifer Has Some Strange Ideas
The feeling of full control characterizes every second of Mindfighter. As usual, T.J.F picks up influences from everywhere; House, techno, electro, kraut rock and psychedelia forms the sound of this release and creates a unique sound. Drips of discrete and contrasting nuances colours the monotonous and hypnotic groove and creates the effect of double exposition, like in the track Jennifer Has Some Strange Ideas that develops in to a love affair between Hi fi and Lo fi. The build-ups are exquisitely balanced and compassionate and in Nightmare City the melodies resounds from some horror movie soundtrack by John Carpenter or Fabio Frizzi.
The title of this EP comes from a cult computer game from the eighties. The game is about a boy with supernatural psychic abilities who wakes up in a post nuclear war Southampton, in an England run by right wing extremists. A theme not impossible to put in present time.
Mindfighter shows once again that Timothy J. Fairplay is on to something different. The craftsmanship is undoubted on this trip into a dystopic Europe, in a not so distant future.
GenresAlternative RockNu DiscoTechno
- A1. Sen Sen No Sen (Red Axes Remix)
- A2. Mangsebung (Timothy J. Fairplay Remix)
- B1. Gangri (Khidja Remix)
- B2. Bardo (Mythologen Remix)
- B3. Shadows (Pardon Moi Remix)
Music must be free. Freedom in music is often suppressed by lack of, or by obstacles for creativity, which stops forward progression. The development that Fontän’s songs have gone through, reaching this EP is unexpected and surprising but still, the bodies and characters of the original songs are intact and recrafted with fingerspitzengefühle. From the core of Fontän’s psychedelic and dreamy music, the artists involved on this release have hit cuts and chips off like Cro-Magnon people creating specific tools. Tools with the power to blow holes open in the listeners mind.
Fontän’s music has fascinated and captured a choosy audience for over a decade now, and many are those who have, or have wanted to remix their material. This time, in the shape of an ambitious 12” EP, various artists’ love for the band’s music shines brightly: The Covenanza Remixes is released on Höga Nord Rekords and is strictly limited to 300 physical copies. The record comes out by reason of Fontän’s gig on Andrew Weatherall’s prestigious festival “Covenanza” in September this year.
Fontän have had the honour to be remixed by some of the most interesting names in electronic music: Red Axes, Timothy J. Fairplay, Khidja, Mythologen and Pardon Moi give their take on tracks from the duo’s latest release Fontän. The music moves in the landscapes of Leftfield, Techno, House and New Wave.
The evolution of Fontän continues from the cold and barren landscapes of the Swedish west coast, through some of the deepest cave like studios in Europe, out on to the continental club scene.
- A1. Tito
- A2. Joy-Rides
- B1. Smoking Holiday
- B2. Breather Resist
We all know that when it’s a real vibe you can’t go wrong. If you add talent and heart to that you got gunpowder for pure bangers. And that’s exactly what we at Höga Nord Rekord wanted to accomplish with the sixth release of our UK 12” series. Consequently we contacted Jo Howard from Sunderland in the North East of England.
As a producer and DJ he uses the alias Bird of Paradise. Smoking Holiday is the name of the four track EP. Bird of Paradise came to prominence via his output on labels such as Jennifer Cardin´s Correspondant imprint and New Yorks Throne of Blood. As a DJ, he has honed his skills both at his own parties Cubik and Body Talk. As well as being a resident at Man Powers ´Tourist Parties´ wich have afforded him the opportunity to play alongside Todd Terje, John Talabot, Daniel Avery and Ivan Smagghe.
Jo is raised on a steady diet of punk/post punk, and learning to play instrumentation from an early age defines why Jo’s way of arranging music and his eclectic taste is different to his peers. Something that fits Höga Nord more than hand in gloves. We prefer to ride it like bareback pirates as you should know by now.
The Smoking Holiday EP opens with Tito. The spooky oblique intro will soon start to roll deep into a dark cadenced haunting and whispering tune that will twist, trance and tribal your mind back to the early 90s mornings. On a loving, yet a bit dark and grimey, dance floor in- or outdoors. Second track Joy-Rides will lug your brains and fizzle your feet with its eclectic format. Ambient mixed up with rhythmic techno and bleep - a good appetizer of Bird of Paradises DJ-sets. B-side chugs on with the title track and ends with a electro tune that sends funky fresh flirtations to Andrew Weatheralls and Keith Tenniswoods project Two Lone Swordsmen. Bird of Paradise: It’s authentic, can’t go wrong!
GenresDown TempoDubNu Disco
- A1. Chasing Dub
- B1. Insane Pissapes
Rickard Jäverling is a musician with a lot of projects going (Dödens Dal, Liljor, e.g.) and now two of the songs from his previous Höga Nord Rekord album ”3” is released in new versions remixed by Stockholm based Ganjaman_72. Heavy urban dub influenced by old agent movies is what you’ll get on this 7”.
The music is both retrospective and futuristic and the subtle dub influences in Jäverlings music comes together naturally with Ganjamans_72s ambition. On ”Chasing our hours” the baseline is still the driving force of the song but the reverb drenched melodies, that in the original version is clearly fronted, now lies echoing in the background and creates new depth to the song. ”Insane Pissapes” has developed into being the more dance floor oriented of the two tracks and takes Jäverlings music from the soil of Dalarna out beyond Earth’s orbit.
These songs are the perfect soundtrack to a long, lonely night drive trough a big city, going nowhere, getting lost.
- A1 At Night (Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix)
- A2 At Night (Tiger & Woods Remix)
- B1 At Night (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
- B2 At Night (Shakedown's Galactic Boogie)
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.
- A1. What To Do
- B1. Night Of The Gold Diggers
- B2. Humming Bird Blues
Internationally acclaimed DJ, producer and label boss Guy Gerber has unveiled his dynamic new EP ‘What To Do’, out 2nd March on RUMORS.
A producer known for his eclectic and melodic sounds, Guy’s EP embodies a varied range of sonic arrangements that the Israeli DJ has become synonymous with, starting with the opener ‘What To Do.’ A deep, and cosmic production clad with cymbal-claps and a wide range of isolated percussive instruments, the title track features groove-fuelled vocals, offering a stark contrast to ‘Night of The Gold Diggers’, Guy’s punchy-house track which utilises high-pitched drum rolls and claps. With EP finale ‘Hummingbird Blues’ focusing on percussive bass elements, instrumental chords sweep through a track underpinned by a gruff and distorted vocal.
As a performer, Guy Gerber is consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, earning a top 10 live performer nod three years in a row for Resident Advisor. Launching in 2014, Guy’s RUMORS imprint served as a home to Guy’s colossal collaboration with Dixon, 'No Distance’, as well as his crossover album with Puff Daddy, 11:11, which proved one of 2014’s most startling and impressive LPs. Since then, the label has released music from the likes of Seth Troxler, DJ Tennis, Chaim and more, and Guy’s own standout releases ‘Secret Encounters’ EP in 2016 and ‘Here Comes The Rain’ last year.
The genre-bending spiritual journey ‘What To Do’ encompasses Gerber’s signature sound, set for release on 2nd March.
- 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.
GenresDeep HouseNu DiscoTech House
- A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Mousse T's House Masters Re-Rub)
- A2. Kings of Tomorrow - Finally (Dario D'Attis Remix)
- B1. Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
- B2. Mattei & Omich feat. Keyo - I'll House U (Extended Mix)
Coming as the third edition, ‘EP3’ stays true to the series, committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, and delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. The A-Side is comprised of classic tracks that have been given fresh life for with new remixes, kicking off with Mousse T.’s re-work of Dennis Ferrer’s ‘Hey Hey’, followed by Dario D’Attis’ remix of Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’. The B-Side opens with one of the label’s current biggest releases, Purple Disco Machine’s remix of the unmistakable ‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim, an effortlessly sophisticated re-work and guaranteed dancefloor knockout. Closing the release is Mattei & Omich’s ‘I’ll House U’, maintaining the theme this series has established, celebrating Defected’s classic house roots in time for label’s 20th anniversary year.
- A. Noir & Haze - Around (Solomun Vox)
- B1. Noir & Haze - Around (Solomun Vox - Moodymann Edit)
- B2. Chicken Lips - He Not In
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. Classics Volume 2 kicks off with a slice of Defected 2012 goodness; ‘Around (Solomun Vox)’ by Noir & Haze. When Solomun took his turn at remixing this Ibiza anthem, it was heard everywhere from Hackney warehouses to Pacha Ibiza, and showed a different side to the heavier original. On the B-Side is the Moodymann Edit, where he makes subtle changes to Solomun’s mix by interweaving tribal drums and stripping back some of the techier elements, followed by Chicken Lips’ electro banger ‘He Not In’ which thunders through. An instantly recognisable record, even if they’re not aware of its name or who wrote it, with an unmistakable bassline that has truly stood the test of time.
- A1. Kings Of Tomorrow featuring April ‘Fall For You’ (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix - Moodymann Edit)
- A2. Sandy Rivera featuring LT Brown ‘Come Into My Room’ (Take It Back Mix)
- B1. Soul Vision ‘Don't Stop’ (Remix)
- B2. Kings Of Tomorrow featuring Elzi Hall ‘Show Me’
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 fourth edition of the series pays homage to one of the most loved names in house music – Sandy Rivera. Known for his soulful dancefloor cuts he has produced timeless classics, with his long-lasting career and multitude of aliases captured by this 12” release. Opening the A-side is the Moodymann Edit of Kings of Tomorrow’s ‘Fall For You’, featuring the stunning vocals of long-time collaborator April Morgan, followed by Sandy’s grooving ‘Come Into My Room’ which features LT Brown. On the flip is Soul Vision’s ‘Don’t Stop’ with its atmospheric strings and gospel vocal. The release is closed with Kings Of Tomorrow featuring Elzi Hall ‘Show Me’, an atmospheric club cut that shows the versatility of this house legend.
- A1. Imminent Spirit Arrival
- A2. Move Your Body
- B1. Deep Connections
- B2. Spin Girl, Let's Activate!
- C1. Ecstatic Beat
- C2. Can You See Me
- D1. My Body Is Powerful
- D2. Power To The People
“Resonant Body” is the third studio album by Octo Octa (Maya Bouldry-Morrison). Maya recorded the songs at her cabin in New Hampshire inorder to channel the resonance of the forest, the beauty of the river, and the energy from the rituals she conducts within it. “Resonant Body” is the second release on T4T LUV NRG, the label co-run by Maya and her partner Eris Drew. It draws on the same themes of togetherness, embodiment, love, healing and survival that animated her acclaimed “For Lover’s EP” (Technicolour, 2019).