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Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

Represses

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Disco / Nu-Disco

ARTISTMikki
TITLEDance Lover (Inc. Joey Negro / Faze Action Remixes)
LABELHigh Fashion Music
CATALOGUE NO.MS476
FORMAT12"
TERRITORYWorldwide
RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
ASSETSDownload

Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dance Lover (Joey Negro Re-Edit)
    2. A2. Dance Lover (Original Dub Mix)
    3. B1. Dance Lover (Original Version)
    4. B2. Dance Lover (Faze Action Re-Edit)

    Produced by the great Nick Martinelli together with Terri Jeffries, the first release of Dance Lover, back in 1985, immediately resulted in a local release on the Dutch Rams Horn label. Leading US Music-magazine “Billboard” wrote, back in ‘85 regarding Dance Lover: “An easy D-Train style combination of soul and electronics, with a good duet interplay and a well-structured dub”. Now made available again by Dutch High Fashion Music, manufactured from the original mastertapes and including re-edits by Joey Negro and Faze Action.


    ARTISTThe Emperor Machine
    TITLEMusic Not Safari
    LABELSkint
    CATALOGUE NO.BRASSIC112LP
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. C.C.
    2. A2. What You Need
    3. B1. House Des Lowe
    4. B2. Moscow Not Safari
    5. C1. Stiff Poly
    6. C2. Danse Blanc
    7. D1. Function
    8. D2. You Two
    9. D3. Two Voice

    March sees studio wizard & cult UK live artist The Emperor Machine serve up his latest thrilling full length, Music Not Safari.

    Andy Meecham is a long-time stalwart who remains unconventional and inventive in all he does. He hasvbeen dazzling dancefloors for years as ​The Emperor Machine ​with his synth-heavy, tough edged andvpsyched-out disco beats on ​DFA, Phantasy and ​Skint Records​, and has a musical history dating back to thevUK’s acid house explosion as part of ​Bizarre Inc. and latterly ​Chicken Lips. His grooves are tough and designed for dancing but are always full of space-age cinematic details that make them stand out from the crowd. That is also true when serving up one of his unique live shows; few conjure the sort of soundscapes as ​The Emperor Machine​, and for that reason, he has been a hit at ​Craig Richards’ Houghton festival and is the only live artist to have been invited back twice to the bi-annual ‘Revolting‘ party ​Berghain’s ​infamous Lab.oratory. In the studio, he has collaborated to critical acclaim with the likes of ​Erol Alkan as ​Future Four​, and picked up high profile support along the way from DJ’s including ​Andrew Weatherall, The Black Madonna, Francois K and ​Laurent Garnier, to name just a few. Across his latest full length, he once again runs a gamut of styles with a true sense of studio flair few can match, making ​‘Music Not Safari’ ​a truly unique listening experience.

    Opener '​C.C.​' is a colourful synth opus, with skyward chords and disco beats all getting you up on your toes. The shimmering synths continue on '​What You Need​', which has hip swinging claps and perfectly squelchy boogie bass that goes back to the future. Recent single, '​House Des Lowe​' is full of trickery, reverb, and peerless sound designs, with its rubbery bass and elastic grooves all lit up by darting chords and dancing percussive patterns.

    The Emperor Machine's tracks are never less than luxurious and ebullient and that's the case again on 'Moscow Not Safari,' a cosmic adventure filled with lithe synth work and sonic definition of the highest order. After more rumbling drums and rugged bass that are designed to ignite disco lovers from all eras on 'Stiff Poly' comes the latest single. '​Danse Blanc​' is an electrifying track that speeds up as it unfolds, with a knotted baseline and organic, wooden percussion all tumbling freely beneath celestial synths and keys. Like all recent singles, when this one gets its standalone release it will be in three forms;​‘Extended’, ‘Version 54’ and ‘Warehouse mix’. ​Former singles '​Function​' and '​Two Voice​' then keep the good times alive with the prickly and upbeat disco charm of '​You Two​' sandwiched in between.

    This is another timeless offering from one of dance music's most consistently excellent names and comes ahead of live performances at ​Golden Pudel Club in ​Hamburg​, ​Good Room in ​N.Y. and two slots at the UK’s best-loved Somerset festival​ ;)


    ARTISTThe Imbeciles
    TITLEDecider Remixes (Inc. Deetron / Benedikt Frey / Fort Romeau Remixes)
    LABELThe Imbeciles
    CATALOGUE NO.IMB12003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Alternative Rock
  • Indie Dance
  • Nu Disco
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Deetron Remix
    2. A2. Benedikt Frey Remix
    3. B1. Fort Romeau Remix
    4. B2. Original Version

    Mesmerising, ghostly, seductive, urgent, poignant, “Decider” is about the ultimate endgame: death. This track draws you into its web and holds you there. There’s no escape. Is there anything after ‘the end?’ If there is, will it bring happiness, or just more pain? And, are we to be judged by The Decider when we get there? 

    The inspiration, if you can call it that, for the song comes from the band’s own recent experiences. “We’ve lost a few people recently that we were close to. It does tend to make you ponder the universe, and whether you get a second act,” says Butch Dante, guitarist. 

    Filmed on location in the Texas panhandle, the video will be the second of a triptych of films written by Butch, focused on the band’s main preoccupation: the fact that the world is ending and people should be kinder to each other while it does. 

    Now they’ve been remixed. By these people:

    Deetron
    This Swiss maestro has one of the most characterful sounds in modern day techno. Taking a big inspiration from the big expansive, moody sounds of Detroit, Sam Geiser also borrows percussive influence from Chicago House whilst instilling his very own atmospheric personality, making for one hell of a ride.

    Benedikt Frey
    For our money, one of the most exciting exponents of leftfield house and disco there is. His music is always pushing boundaries, with a unique experimental spirit that has indie and punk deep in its heart.

    Fort Romeau
    Everything from widescreen, deep house, and warm, bubbly acid right through to raw, driving Italo and ethereal disco house; the Cin Cin boss is one of the most exciting and elegant exponents of today’s underground electronic scene.


    ARTISTBlair French
    TITLEGenes / Space Conductor
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD-SE04
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/05/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Genes (Loose Fit)
    2. B. Space Conductor

    After 3 months holed up in the studio Blair French has emerged to bring you Genes / Space Conductor 7” in support of his forthcoming album The Art Of Us on Rocksteady Disco. The A-side holds the “Loose Fit” mix of “Genes”, where Blair channels his inner Tony Allen for an expertly executed modern psychedelic Afrobeat cut featuring a heavyweight cast of Detroit characters including Todd Modes, John Arnold, and Paul Randolph. On the flip is “Space Conductor”, a cosmic afro broken beat joint with heavy drums, a huge bassline, kora, and Blair’s vocals, exclusively available on this 7” only. Housed in a full color jacket, cut loud to lacquer, and pressed heavy with pride at Archer on Detroit’s east side.


    Hip-Hop

    ARTISTSmif-N-Wessun
    TITLEWrekonize (Remix)
    LABELNervous Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NER24876
    FORMATDINKED 7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Wrekonize (Remix)
    2. B. Wrekonize (Remix Instrumental)

    “All heads realize, recognize. Real heads on the rise, recognize. You better recognize”.

    Another milestone of Hip Hop's Golden Era gets an official 45rpm / 7" vinyl release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Smif-N-Wessun's debut album "Dah' Shinin” .

    Representing Brownsville & Bed Stuy Brooklyn, rap duo Smif-N-Wessun, Tek and Steele, first appeared on Black Moon’s debut album Enta Da Stage in 1993. Adding relentless rhymes to tracks "U da Man" and "Black Smif N' Wessun," the pair paved the way for the Brooklyn Supergroup Boot Camp Clik.

    25 years later, the raw and gritty sound of Da Beatminerz productions cut through the noise that is often found in the present day music industry, and was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums of all time.


    The Vinyl Factory

    ARTISTZebra Katz
    TITLELESS IS MOOR
    LABELThe Vinyl Factory
    CATALOGUE NO.VF342
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Bass
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A2. ISH
    2. A3. LOUSY
    3. A5. IN IN IN

    Multidisciplinary artist, rapper, producer, and performer Ojay Morgan who performs as Zebra Katz is a first-generation Jamaican-American who burst onto the scene with the likes of Azealia Banks, Angel Haze and The House of Ladosha, when his runaway hit single “Ima Read” paved the way for his distinctive genre-defiant sound. LESS IS MOOR, the debut album due out March 20, announces a deeper look into his sonic universe. Sexually charged and abrasive, the collection is a bold, sonic experiment that meshes industrial hip-hop with drum ‘n’ bass and unidentifiable sonic territory.

    A1. INTRO TO LESS
    A2. ISH
    A3. LOUSY
    A4. BLUSH
    A5. IN IN IN
    A6. ZAD DRUMZ
    A7. MONITOR (feat. S. Ruston)

    B1. MOOR
    B2. NECKLACE
    B3. SLEEPN
    B4. NO 1 ELSE
    B5. UPP
    B6. BEEN KNOWN
    B7. LICK IT N SPLIT (feat. ShyGirl)
    B8. EXIT 2 VOID


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTunperson
    TITLEThe Ghosts That Gave EP
    LABELNegative Space [Ma]
    CATALOGUE NO.NSMA002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Electro
  • House
  • IDM
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Before We Melt Back
    2. A2. Material Point
    3. A3. Things Just Happen
    4. B1. No Longer, Not Yet
    5. B2. Now And Then
    6. B3. Cracked Teeth

    unperson’s forthcoming ‘The Ghosts That Gave’ EP will be released digitally and on 12” vinyl via Negative Space [Ma], kick-starting a new chapter for the enigmatic producer as he glides between ambient, techno, breakbeat, footwork and UK funky with unquestionable prowess across 6 varied but inter-woven tracks.

    The EP is framed around the concept of juxtaposing moments of euphoria and melancholy found within club music, delicately expressing intricate textures and emotion for the quiet corners whilst maintaining a dance-floor sensibility.

    “Ultimately, I wanted to build a body of work that explores and extends upon various corners of the Harcore Continuum. Through the juxtaposition of fleeting moments of euphoria scattered amongst twisted, melancholic soundscapes, I aimed to express fluctuating emotions which denote the spirit and energy of the club/UK sound-system culture”. unperson


    ARTISTFabrikate
    TITLEMade Me Feel
    LABELKookoo Records
    CATALOGUE NO.KOOKLP-1000
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE04/09/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Intro (Spoken introduction by Carl Cox)
    2. A2. It's Coming Down
    3. A3. Into The Ground
    4. A4. Love Was Real
    5. A5. On And On
    6. A6. Flame
    7. B1. All Up To Love
    8. B2. Interlude
    9. B3. Dutch
    10. B4. NYCM
    11. B5. Feelings
    12. B6. Ready For Me

    On their second album Made Me Feel, Fabrikate take a trip back to the glory days of disco, a time when love was the answer, inclusion was the only message worth spreading and everyone was invited.

    Fabrikate are Francis and Chuck — two guys with similar tastes and interests digging into the past to uncover some long lost musical wisdom. Their devotion to this quest grants them laser focus, working like madmen to create bumping, neon-flecked sonic landscapes for their listeners to wander through.

    Both Francis and Chuck have their own personal tie to the disco era and the forgotten magic it left with. They grew up listening to celestial funk throughout their childhoods in Montreal, an island with deep disco roots of its own. The music they produce as Fabrikate takes the spirit of disco and weave it into a modern sound, with breathtaking results.

    “We both grew up immersed in disco in our own ways. The music and the culture of that era has always been a deep influence. Disco culture was very inclusive and non-judgemental. It was always about the vibes and the experience. With Fabrikate we’re creating our own interpretation of what disco music means for us today.” Fabrikate

    Across 14 unique tracks, Made Me Feel blends both house music and disco influences into a sound that while heavily influenced by the sounds of the past, also manages to remain rooted in modern-day dancefloors, and takes inspiration from the US, Europe and of course their native Canada.

    “Montreal was a major player in the disco scene even back in its early days, had an important effect on a whole generation. We feel that Montreal has incredible artistic diversity, and that has a lot to do with the emergence of disco and how the city played a role in it.” Fabrikate

    From the very start of album opener It’s Coming Down, the tone is set: a triumphant brass refrain that drops into a fast-paced 4/4 beat and glorious vocals. From there the album kicks on in magnificent fashion with the life-affirming filtered loops of Feed The Flame and basement stomp of Into The Ground, one of the album’s most overtly house records.

    Another clear album highlight is lead single Love Was Real, a joyous disco-house hybrid with a triumphant vocal, punchy drums and a brass hook that will bring a smile to even the most hardened of dancefloor veterans.

    Fabrikate have an innate ability to pick out a wonderful sample and transform it into something almost overwhelmingly powerful: the aforementioned Love Was Real and the equally infectious New York City Man being prime examples of this. Years of obsessing over obscure disco records have given both Francis and Chuck a wealth of geeky knowledge on which to draw, and this album is a masterclass in how to do sampling properly.

    A joyous homage to an era of which happiness and hedonism was the main focus of the music, Made Me Feel is a phenomenal accomplishment, and one that will bring joy to disco revivalists and newcomers alike.


    ARTISTThe Vision featuring Andreya Triana
    TITLEMountains
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD592
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Soulful House
  • Track Listing

    1. A Mountains (Extended Mix)
    2. B Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix)

    Few artists strike the balance between the classic and contemporary quite as effortlessly as The Vision. Striving to produce meaningful and honest records, their latest single ‘Mountains’ makes an apt follow-up to their incredible breakout hit ‘Heaven’, the vocal house record that garnered support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, as well as tastemakers that ranged from Joe Claussell and Gerd Janson to Gilles Peterson. Teaming up with the exquisite Andreya Triana once more, ‘Mountains’ illustrates the duo’s ability to create records with boundless dancefloor appeal, without forgoing a drop of soul or emotion, as melodic keys and rich instrumentation bring Andreya’s stirring vocal to life. After his acclaimed edit of ‘Heaven’ it seems only appropriate that dance music pioneer Danny Krivit would provide a remix of the pair’s latest offering too, road tested at high-profile gigs like Dekmantel festival, his club-friendly mix with extended breaks and a deep, wandering bassline highlights his signature New York City flare.


    ARTISTSoulsearcher, Bobby D'Ambrosio, The Lab Rats, Hardsoul
    TITLEDisco Dust EP (Inc. Dr Packer / Michael Gray / Moplen Remixes)
    LABELSoulfuric Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.SFRD064
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/03/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Soulsearcher - Feelin' Love (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
    2. A2. Bobby D'Ambrosio Featuring Lasala - Runaway Love (Michael Gray Extended Remix)
    3. B1. The Lab Rats Present The Experiment Featuring Lisa Millett - Music Is My Way Of Life (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
    4. B2. Hardsoul Featuring Ron Carroll - Back Together (Moplen Extended Remix)

    Soulfuric Recordings present ‘Disco Dust’, a vinyl-only EP featuring remixes from Dr Packer, Michael Gray and Moplen. A sublimely curated collection of disco delights transporting you to the dancefloor, Soulfuric master the blend of soul and house with ‘Disco Dust’, sharing tracks previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking things off is Dr Packer’s remix of ‘Feelin’ Love’ by Soulsearcher, where he puts his disco spin on this ultimate feel-good record. Next, Full Intention’s Michael Gray turns his hand to Bobby D’Ambrosio’s ‘Runway Love’ featuring Lasala’s vocals. His soulful remix gives us the magical edit we never knew we needed. On the flip, 90s classic ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ by The Lab Rats is redefined by Dr Packer, who delivers a groove-laden cut that keeps the record fresh and club-ready, maintaining Lisa Millett’s ferocious vocal. Closing out the release is Italian master-remixer Moplen’s remix of ‘Back Together’ by Hardsoul, creating a magical disco version, accompanied by Ron Carroll’s distinctive vocals. This EP is a record box essential for any disco leaning DJs, as Soulfuric’s evergreen catalogue continues to shine for 2020 dancefloors.


    ARTISTCottam
    TITLEMunicipal Rhythm (Inc. ELLES Remix)
    LABELFade to Zaire
    CATALOGUE NO.FTZ002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Distressed
    2. B1. Drift
    3. B2. Distressed (ELLES dance therapy rmx)

    Fade to Zaire Records returns. Cottam opens the emotive and percussive floodgates, twisting and weaving ritual sitar sounds, signature percussion and subconscious bass lines.

    ELLES' deconstructed dance therapy rmx is finally out after melting minds all Summer at the forest raves and warehouses of Walthamstow marshes and beyond.


    ARTISTFrankie Knuckles
    TITLEBaby Wants To Ride (Red Vinyl Repress)
    LABELTrax
    CATALOGUE NO.TX150RED
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    REPRESS05/06/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
    2. B Your Love

    LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL REPRESS X 300 UNITS

    This record needs no introduction! One of THE most classic House records ever made! The legendary pairing of Frankie Knuckles (RIP) and Jamie Principle delivering two devastatingly ahead of the curve anthems; "Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love", both still sounding as fresh, vital, original and contemporary as they did on their 1987 release.

    Truly one of the dream pairings in modern dance music, the Knuckles / Principle team brought us many classic moments but the two tracks contained here are among the most recognizable and well loved tracks in the House music lexicon.
    Often sampled, covered, edited and re-worked, but never, ever bettered here are two absolutely essential cuts, re-issued as they were released originally in the late 80's on Trax.

    Re-released for 2015, re-mastered and re-pressed with all the original Trax label artwork present in conjunction with the official rights holders / owners. An essential addition to any dance music lovers crate! Don't snooze on this...


    ARTISTMarshall Jefferson
    TITLEThe House Music Anthem (Red Vinyl Repress)
    LABELTrax
    CATALOGUE NO.TX117RED
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    REPRESS22/05/2020
    REPRESS03/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Move Your Body
    2. A2. Dub Your Body
    3. B1. Drum Your Body
    4. B2. House Your Body

    LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL REPRESS X 300

    More quality from the Trax vaults. One of the biggest all time house music anthems from Marshall Jefferson, mixed by Ron Hardy and produced by Virgo. Re mastered versions from the Traxbox compilation.

    Audio restoration by Arjan Rietvink's Digital Mastering. Released in conjunction with Trax / Harmless.


    ARTISTBlack Loops
    TITLESomething Special EP
    LABELFreerange
    CATALOGUE NO.FR256
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Fresh 16
    2. A2. Something Special
    3. AA. Blue Pill

    Black Loops returns to Freerange for the follow up release to his 2018 EP entitled 7Hills, one of the labels biggest vinyl sellers of recent years and another reminder of why Riccardo Paffetti is one of the most consistent and prolific house producers on the scene. With recent releases on Madhouse, Toy Tonics, Neovinyl and Traxx Underground, as well as remixes for the likes of Waajeed (scheduled), Tender Games and Joey Negro, Black Loops continues to be in high demand and has resulted in a packed DJ schedule taking him from South Africa to Australia, from the US to Asia as well as playing regularly in Europe and his home city of Berlin.

    For his Something Special release Black Loops has treated us to three original tracks (with a fourth added for the digital package) which will please his regular followers whilst showing us a development to his sound. His trademark shuffling beats, warm bouncing basslines and analogue pads are all present and correct. Tracks that feel deceptively simple and minimal enough to sound lovely on big sound systems, but which also offer enough depth and musicality to touch the soul and connect with on a deeper level. But… we can also hear some fresh sound design coming into play, punchy FM synths cutting through the mix, some more delicate melodies and rolling arrangements which unfold gently and draw you into their warm confines.


    ARTISTHercules & Love Affair
    TITLEChange EP
    LABELSkint
    CATALOGUE NO.SKINT411LP
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Raise Me Up (feat. ANOHNI) (Hercules 2019 Mix)
    2. A2. Change
    3. B1. My Offence (feat. Krystle Warren) (Hercules 2019 Mix)
    4. B2. Are You Still Certain? (feat. Mashrou’ Leila) (Hercules 2019 Mix)

    After over ten years of Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler offers three reimagined versions of classic Hercules tunes and a piece of new music on the ‘Change EP’. Producer with current partner in crime Alec Storey (aka Second Storey), the two have been touring the Hercules catalogue with an approach that incorporates a proper dose of techno while duly engaging Storey’s penchant for breaks and intricate percussion work. Butler decided to put a few of these reworks out for DJs and dancefloors, offering the chance for these great Hercules moments to shine once again.


    Techno

    ARTISTThe Emperor Machine
    TITLEMusic Not Safari
    LABELSkint
    CATALOGUE NO.BRASSIC112LP
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. C.C.
    2. A2. What You Need
    3. B1. House Des Lowe
    4. B2. Moscow Not Safari
    5. C1. Stiff Poly
    6. C2. Danse Blanc
    7. D1. Function
    8. D2. You Two
    9. D3. Two Voice

    March sees studio wizard & cult UK live artist The Emperor Machine serve up his latest thrilling full length, Music Not Safari.

    Andy Meecham is a long-time stalwart who remains unconventional and inventive in all he does. He hasvbeen dazzling dancefloors for years as ​The Emperor Machine ​with his synth-heavy, tough edged andvpsyched-out disco beats on ​DFA, Phantasy and ​Skint Records​, and has a musical history dating back to thevUK’s acid house explosion as part of ​Bizarre Inc. and latterly ​Chicken Lips. His grooves are tough and designed for dancing but are always full of space-age cinematic details that make them stand out from the crowd. That is also true when serving up one of his unique live shows; few conjure the sort of soundscapes as ​The Emperor Machine​, and for that reason, he has been a hit at ​Craig Richards’ Houghton festival and is the only live artist to have been invited back twice to the bi-annual ‘Revolting‘ party ​Berghain’s ​infamous Lab.oratory. In the studio, he has collaborated to critical acclaim with the likes of ​Erol Alkan as ​Future Four​, and picked up high profile support along the way from DJ’s including ​Andrew Weatherall, The Black Madonna, Francois K and ​Laurent Garnier, to name just a few. Across his latest full length, he once again runs a gamut of styles with a true sense of studio flair few can match, making ​‘Music Not Safari’ ​a truly unique listening experience.

    Opener '​C.C.​' is a colourful synth opus, with skyward chords and disco beats all getting you up on your toes. The shimmering synths continue on '​What You Need​', which has hip swinging claps and perfectly squelchy boogie bass that goes back to the future. Recent single, '​House Des Lowe​' is full of trickery, reverb, and peerless sound designs, with its rubbery bass and elastic grooves all lit up by darting chords and dancing percussive patterns.

    The Emperor Machine's tracks are never less than luxurious and ebullient and that's the case again on 'Moscow Not Safari,' a cosmic adventure filled with lithe synth work and sonic definition of the highest order. After more rumbling drums and rugged bass that are designed to ignite disco lovers from all eras on 'Stiff Poly' comes the latest single. '​Danse Blanc​' is an electrifying track that speeds up as it unfolds, with a knotted baseline and organic, wooden percussion all tumbling freely beneath celestial synths and keys. Like all recent singles, when this one gets its standalone release it will be in three forms;​‘Extended’, ‘Version 54’ and ‘Warehouse mix’. ​Former singles '​Function​' and '​Two Voice​' then keep the good times alive with the prickly and upbeat disco charm of '​You Two​' sandwiched in between.

    This is another timeless offering from one of dance music's most consistently excellent names and comes ahead of live performances at ​Golden Pudel Club in ​Hamburg​, ​Good Room in ​N.Y. and two slots at the UK’s best-loved Somerset festival​ ;)


    ARTISTFibre Optixxx, DJ Life
    TITLEBiophilia
    LABELPotatoheadz Records
    CATALOGUE NO.PHZ003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Fibre Optixxx - Hive Activity
    2. A2. Fibre Optixxx - Hibiscus
    3. B1. DJ Life - Lightning Ridge
    4. B2. DJ Life - Butterfly

    The continent spanning Ozzy / Berlin label Potatoheadz are showing a certain flair with their curation that is rare to see. Launching 2020 with a split EP that continues the labels thematic approach with all tracks based around the concept of biophilia. Whilst packing the kind of dance floor punch that only the heart of nature can supply.

    On the A side Fibre Optixxx kicks off our (re)connection with esoteric environs with a patient dose of intelligent electronics in “Hive Activity”. A mid tempo Drum and Bass piece that is versatile, raw, and straight to the point.

    Next up, “Hibiscus” presents a more dubbed, subtle sound that is just as addictively danceable. In essence a post-modern reconstruction of Kotton the Cutie - think Baltimore club muzik but in planetary orbit.

    The B side comes from Melbourne resident DJ Life. His first “Lightning Ridge” is delivered with bags of attitude and is truly club certified as it twists into almost progressive territory, with it's quasi hypnotic nu-era electronics. Finishing off the EP “Butterfly” is classy, patient and beautiful with flashes of early Detroit.

    Another killer from Potatoheadz, a label carving it's name into the global scene. Musically deep and utterly fresh. A statement of intent for what's to come from them in 2020.


    ARTISTOzzy
    TITLEEen EP
    LABELRadical New Theory
    CATALOGUE NO.RNT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
    REPRESS15/05/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Een Goed Moment
    2. B1. Een Slechte Middag
    3. B2. Een Open Deur

    This EP, titled "Een", or "One" in Dutch, is a testament to my first release as a producer. An ode in a way to my Australian/Dutch roots, all three songs were produced in either, or both, of my two homelands.


    Hardcore / Jungle

    ARTISTPotential Badboy
    TITLERetro Vol 4 EP
    LABELLimited E Edition
    CATALOGUE NO.CW03-19
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. E. CMC DUBPLATE STYLE Pt1
    2. EE. CMC DUBPLATES STYLE Pt2
    3. EEE. TAKE ME HIGHER Pt1
    4. EEEE. TAKE ME HIGHER Pt2

    This 4 track EP comes out from Limited E's vault called Retro Vol 4. Each of these tracks represents the early developments of Jungle musik from the early 90s.

    E. CMC DUBPLATE STYLE Pt1 - This tracked by Potential Badboy in 1992 was unreleased on the label and clearly represents the early influence of House musik with an off beat on the underground scene back then. Merging with the hardcore elements that were changing into what is known as Jungle.

    EE. CMC DUBPLATES STYLE Pt2 - This tracked by Potential Badboy in 1992 was unreleased on the label and is Pt2 to Pt1 and clearly represents the early influence of House musik with an off beat on the underground scene. Merging with the hardcore elements that were changing into what is known as Jungle.

    EEE. TAKE ME HIGHER Pt1 - This track Pt1 by Potential Badboy back in 1992 n was unreleased on the label back then. That wicked intro with synthesized piano stabs and over stretched vocals. Merging the dominant drum n jungle patterns giving the choon that jungle rock essence.

    EEEE. TAKE ME HIGHER Pt2 - This track made in 1992 by Potential Badboy and like Pt1 was never released on the label. This is the instrumental version again has that wicked intro with synthesized
    piano stabs and over stretched vocals. Merging the dominant drum n jungle patterns giving the choon that jungle rock essence.


    ARTISTTango Project
    TITLEMake Me Feel '93
    LABELSteel Fingers Heritage
    CATALOGUE NO.SFH005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/04/2020
    REPRESS08/05/2020
    REPRESS30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Make Me Feel '93

    This futuristic proto Drum & Bass was previously unavailable on Vinyl this was a single sided Dubplate from 1993 by the great DJ Tango (RIP). The master is from DAT Tape remastered by Subvert Central Mastering.


    ARTISTThe Hedgehog Affair
    TITLEThe Hedgehog Affair Remixes
    LABELSound Entity Records
    CATALOGUE NO.SENT1223RMX
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. A. The Pipe (2018 Remix)
    2. B. Don't Just Stand There (Remix)

    Official Hedgehog Affair Remixes by Ron Wells.


    Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

    ARTISTMathame
    TITLEFor Every Forever EP
    LABELAfterlife
    CATALOGUE NO.AL034
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. For Every For Ever
    2. B1. For Every For Ever (Dub Mix)
    3. B2. Stairway 3000

    The emotionally stirring sound of Mathame is back on Afterlife. Their signature, processed vocals shine on the infectious and entrancing ‘For Every Forever’. It’s a sound they have developed over their releases for Afterlife and is now truly their own.


    ARTISTHenrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft
    TITLEIn Spite Of Everything
    LABELSunday Music / Between Buttons
    CATALOGUE NO.SMR014BB004
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. In Spite Of Everything
    2. B1. In Spite Of Everything (Two Pianos)

    Improvisation is the core of Bugge Wesseltoft's and Henrik Schwarz's collaboration. Technology and the joy of playing often meet and beautiful creations are formed somewhere between machine and human, balancing like a mobile delicately around a centre.  For "In Spite Of Everything" the duo plays on two opposite grand pianos. One is driven by Wesseltoft's emotional piano playing and the second is a so-called player piano, in which the keys are driven by motors and which Schwarz controls in real time with a computer program written especially for this piece. The program is highly reactive and sensitive, creating a sparkling piano duet of pulsating energy and wild dynamics.


    ARTISTHenrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft
    TITLEIn Spite Of Everything (Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl)
    LABELSunday Music / Between Buttons
    CATALOGUE NO.SMR014BB004LTD
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE03/04/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. In Spite Of Everything
    2. B1. In Spite Of Everything (Two Pianos)

    This is a limited black and white vinyl edition of Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft - "In Spite Of Everything". Each record comes with different colour texture and is completely unique.

    Improvisation is the core of Bugge Wesseltoft's and Henrik Schwarz's collaboration. Technology and the joy of playing often meet and beautiful creations are formed somewhere between machine and human, balancing like a mobile delicately around a centre.  For "In Spite Of Everything" the duo plays on two opposite grand pianos. One is driven by Wesseltoft's emotional piano playing and the second is a so-called player piano, in which the keys are driven by motors and which Schwarz controls in real time with a computer program written especially for this piece. The program is highly reactive and sensitive, creating a sparkling piano duet of pulsating energy and wild dynamics.


    ARTISTRampa
    TITLEVersion
    LABELKeinemusik
    CATALOGUE NO.KM051
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE03/04/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mano Negra feat. Made in TLV - Sueno de Solentiname (Rampa Version)
    2. B1. Lokkhi Terra meets Dele Sosimi feat. Francesco Chiocci - Afro Sambroso (Rampa Version)

    Instead of continuously enhancing his profile with even more of his own original material, Rampa decided to put out some tunes that he road tested over the last year, creating quite a stir whenever he dropped them. Those are basically tunes he likes to play over and over again - refined by himself to align with his sense of club use premises.


    Represses

    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal : Part 1
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT1
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Breezin' - Original Mix
    2. A2 Can't Wait - Original Mix
    3. B1 Bellisimo - Original Mix
    4. B2 The Power - Original Mix
    5. C1 Never Again - Original Mix
    6. C2 Elektribes - Original Mix
    7. D1 Junkle I V3-01
    8. D2 Need Ur Love - Stalagmite Mix

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This, the first of 3 compilations based around his golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings, sees some of Dana's most highly coveted work featured side by side, all together in one place. A celebration of the man's music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal 3
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT3
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. The Cimmerian
    2. A2. Basic Lytes
    3. B1. Junkle II
    4. B2. Bongette
    5. C1. Bounce
    6. C2. Ambent II
    7. D1. Meta
    8. D2. Need Ur Love (Stalagite Mix)

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This is the third and final instalment of 3 compilations focused on Callisto's golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings. As with the other volumes that preceded it, it's an outright and joyous celebration of his music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTThe Vision featuring Andreya Triana
    TITLEMountains
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD592
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Soulful House
  • Track Listing

    1. A Mountains (Extended Mix)
    2. B Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix)

    Few artists strike the balance between the classic and contemporary quite as effortlessly as The Vision. Striving to produce meaningful and honest records, their latest single ‘Mountains’ makes an apt follow-up to their incredible breakout hit ‘Heaven’, the vocal house record that garnered support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, as well as tastemakers that ranged from Joe Claussell and Gerd Janson to Gilles Peterson. Teaming up with the exquisite Andreya Triana once more, ‘Mountains’ illustrates the duo’s ability to create records with boundless dancefloor appeal, without forgoing a drop of soul or emotion, as melodic keys and rich instrumentation bring Andreya’s stirring vocal to life. After his acclaimed edit of ‘Heaven’ it seems only appropriate that dance music pioneer Danny Krivit would provide a remix of the pair’s latest offering too, road tested at high-profile gigs like Dekmantel festival, his club-friendly mix with extended breaks and a deep, wandering bassline highlights his signature New York City flare.


    ARTISTBLACK MOON
    TITLEWHO GOT DA PROPS?
    LABELWreck Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WR24443
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS26/07/2019
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A Who Got Da Props? (Evil Dee's Deadly Mix)
    2. B Who Got Da Props? (Evil Dee's Deadly Instrumental)

    The first in a series of all-time CLASSIC hip-hop anthems from the Nervous vaults, pressed onto high quality dinked 45's.

    Remastered from the original source material and featuring the unedited 'dirty' version on the A-side, and the full instrumental on the B-side, these 45's are for the heads who know what time it really is!

    Black Moon's 'Who Got The Props' needs no introduction, it's place in hip-hop history is fully solidified. The combination of vintage Beatminerz SP1200 beats paired with the legendary MC's Buckshot and the 5 Ft. Accelerator's streetwise NYC raps is a heady mixture indeed. Often speaking of street life in New York in the 1990's, Black Moon gained cult status via their 1993 debut LP 'Enta Da Stage', one of the most celebrated hip-hop debut albums of all time. The Beatminerz production changed the game, their deep knowledge and understanding of samples, records and digging in the crates gave their sound a real style and edge. 'Who Got Da Props' is the perfect example of this, one of those timeless rap records that appeals to the hardcore and can ignite the party. Truly essential. Every home should have one (or 2!).

    Fully legit, licensed and reissued by Above Board distribution in conjunction with Nervous Records, NYC. 2018.


    ARTISTEARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    TITLEBRAZILIAN RHYME / RUNNIN' (RE-EDITED BY DANNY KRIVIT)
    LABELCBS
    CATALOGUE NO.ABEWAF001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS05/07/2019
    REPRESS05/07/2019
    REPRESS10/04/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A Brazilian Rhyme (Danny Krivit Edit)
    2. B Runnin' (Danny Krivit Edit)

    The word 'classic' gets thrown around a lot these days, often abused and attached to things that don't deserve the tag.
     
    I think we can all agree that an outfit like Earth, Wind & Fire are truly deserving of such an accolade, since their first tentative steps in the early 1970's as an outfit the Chicago, IL pioneers have made themselves a force to be reckoned with and have sold over 90,000,000 units worldwide! Fusing together Jazz, Funk, Soul, African and Brazilian sounds EWF have been at the top of their game for decades, seeing them inducted into the legendary 'rock n roll hall of fame' at the turn of the millennium. Respect due. On this special, legit 12" reissue we are treated to 2 stellar reworkings by one of Disco and modern dance music's most respected names - Danny Krivit. Danny's tenure in dance music has almost been as long as EWF's themselves so it makes sense that he's on deck to breathe some dancefloor magic into their cult classics 'Brazilian Rhyme' and 'Runnin'. Both tracks are massive club anthems with them being generously sampled over the years and featuring in the playlists of too numerous to mention DJ's and selectors. Both of these amazing edits are extremely sought after and have been legally reissued by Above Board Distribution in conjunction with Danny Krivit and the legal rights holders - Sony Music Entertainment. This high quality repress features original Columbia white label Disco promo artwork and has been remastered from Sony's original sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.


    ARTISTInnercore
    TITLEInnercore Project Volume 3
    LABELINNERCORE PROJECT
    CATALOGUE NO.ICP003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/03/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Hardcore
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. M.O.T.O.S
    2. A2. Fodder
    3. B1. In A Fury
    4. B2. Cov Sound

    Chapter three of this excellent old school series, Jay Cunning from We Are Hardcore says "InnerCore has perfectly captured the early Prodigy vibe. Top marks!’


    ARTISTMike Ash
    TITLEHuman Downfall EP
    LABELNO SURVIVORS
    CATALOGUE NO.ACID002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Breakbeat
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Human Downfall (House Mix)
    2. A2 Identified (Techno Mix)
    3. B1 Thump
    4. B2 Vex

    MIKE ASH'S NEW ACID TECHNO EP SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS MADE SOME TIME IN THE DISTANT PHUTURE, LONG AFTER THE FINAL HUMAN DOWNFALL BUT AT THE HANDS OF ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT ROBOTS FROM A DISTANT GALAXY ROAMING THE EARTH DESTROYING THE MEGA CITIES AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH SONIC DEATH RAYS.


    ARTISTFISHER
    TITLEYA KIDDING (INCL. SEBASTIEN V & SOLARDO REMIXES)
    LABELDirtybird
    CATALOGUE NO.DB155
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS13/03/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ya Kidding (Original)
    2. A2. Ya Kidding (Sebastien V Remix)
    3. B1. Ya Kidding (Solardo Remix)

    This is the one you’ve been waiting for. First broken by Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin in their B2B set at Miami this year, “Ya Kidding” by FISHER was the biggest track of the conference. The vocal says it all - “Movin' On The Dancefloor”.

    A former pro surfer from Sydney, Australia, FISHER’s debut release is already generating big waves with early support from Pete Tong, Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Skream, Latmun, and more.

    We also enlisted two mighty remixes from artists who have sculpted their own unique sounds-the red hot UK duo Solardo and the mysterious up and coming, Sébastien V.


    ARTISTVarious (Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Mala, Kwake Bass)
    TITLEUntitled
    LABELThe Vinyl Factory
    CATALOGUE NO.VF294
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/05/2019
    REPRESS08/11/2019
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Contemporary Electronic Jazz
  • Electronica
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Wu-Lu, Lex Amor, Ego Ella May – Legend
    2. A2 LayFullstop, Moroka, AJ Kwame – Broadcast By Chocolate
    3. A3 Lord Tusk ft Roxanne Tataei – Know Ways
    4. B1 Kojey Radical, Shabaka Hutchings – No Gangster (Produced by Kz)
    5. B2 Mala, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia – Scratch & Erase
    6. B3 =CoN+KwAkE= – Same Ol Samo
    7. B4 Maxwell Owin & Coby Sey – Response to Michel

    New compilation Untitled collects seven collaborations inspired by the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, pairing emerging and established musicians to create a genre-defying compilation of new music.

    * Shabaka Hutchings, Kojey Radical, Wu-Lu, Nubya Garcia, Lex Amor, Ego Ella May, LayFullstop, Moroka, AJ Kwame, Lord Tusk, Roxanne Tataei, Kz, Mala, Joe Armon-Jones, Confucius MC, Kwake Bass, Maxwell Owin & Coby Sey.
    * 12″ gatefold sleeve printed with UV Spot gloss
    * 1 x 180g heavyweight black vinyl
    * Artwork by Fabrice Bourgelle & Anja Ngozi
    * Mastered by Finyl Tweek, London.
    * Ltd Ed. of 1500
    * Vinyl and digital release date: 31/05/2019

    Released by Lonely Table, Anja Ngozi and The Vinyl Factory, with support from the Arts Council England, the album spans genres and eras, touching on jazz, experimental electronic, post-punk, dub and ambient influences, painting a diverse picture of the UK’s expanding underground sound.

    Drawing on Barbican’s major Basquiat retrospective in 2017, the project also explores themes around identity, representation and social inequality.

    As such Untitled also encompasses a youth project with Ruff Sqwad Foundation, in which seven BME young people aged 12-18 were given the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern and create music in response to what they saw.

    As LayFullstop says: “We’re celebrating a legend who fought with his brushes and spoke with his work. The need for his work is still as current as ever. The issues we’re attacking are still as current as ever. So it’s only logical that Basquiat is and will continue to be as current as ever.”


    ARTISTOkumu, Herbert, Skinner
    TITLEUndone: Live at the Crypt
    LABELThe Vinyl Factory
    CATALOGUE NO.VF336
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/12/2019
    FIRST RELEASE31/01/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Alternative Rock
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Timeless Pt.1
    2. A2. Timeless Pt.2
    3. A3. Undo
    4. B1. Landcruisin’
    5. B2. Sunrise
    6. B3. Miles Beyond
    7. C1. No More
    8. C2. Billy Preston/Spiral
    9. D1. So What
    10. D2. Lucian
    11. D3. Lying
    12. D4. One For Charles

    On the night of 15th June 2018, three friends, Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert and Tom Skinner came together to perform a selection of deconstructed compositions in an improvisatory format at The Crypt in Camberwell, south-east London. Their shared history as musicians stretches back to their formative teenage years when they would congregate to learn how to play the music which had impacted so heavily on their lives, resulting in a distillation of funk, soul, pop, metal, classical, punk, hip hop, dance, folk, electronic and world music, filtered through the prism of the endlessly resourceful, inventive and expressive language of jazz.

    Their individual and collective journeys have woven them into the fabric of contemporary music through their work with artists as diverse as Adele, Grace Jones, Anna Calvi, Amy Winehouse, Sons Of Kemet, Kano, Lianne La Havas, Zero 7, Ed O’Brien, Jack De Johnette, Jessie Ware, Yoko Ono and Polar Bear. Their personal visions have come to fruition via their own projects, namely Okumu and Herbert’s Mercury-nominated The Invisible and Skinner’s solo outing as Hello Skinny.

    Somehow, that informal night in Camberwell would represent the closing of a circle and the beginning of a new chapter for these three musicians.


    ARTISTTALABOMAN (AXEL BOWMAN / JOHN TALABOT)
    TITLETHE NIGHT LAND
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1702
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE EX. USA & JAPAN
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electronica
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Midnattssol
    2. A2 Safe Changes
    3. B1 Samsa
    4. B2 Six Million Ways
    5. C1 Losers Hymn
    6. C2 Brutal Chugga-Chugga
    7. D1 The Ghosts Hood
    8. D2 Dins El Llit

    • John Talabot and Axel Boman collaborate on an eight track release as Talaboman
    • Gatefold 12” double vinyl and digital
    • For fans of John Talabot, Axel Boman, DJ Koze, Leon Vynehall

    It’s been over two years since Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ EP, a joint release out on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming. 

    The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible  for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years (including Talabot’s ‘fin’ LP and Boman’s ‘Family Vacation’ LP) . Featuring on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and !K7, Barcelona-based Talabot has become known for his unique take on chugging house and electronica. Similarly, Boman’s refined his own dusky aesthetic via Pampa, Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhus imprint. 

    Now, the pair come back together with an album’s worth of material in a release titled ‘The Night Land’. Due for release on [date], via R&S records, ‘The Night Land’ continues Talaboman’s head-first dive into the deeper reaches of their conjoined musical creativity. 

    Nothing’s really changed since their first release, apart from the fact that this time round they produced (in their own words) an “absurd amount of music”. Writing sessions spread out across studios in Barcelona, Stockholm, and Gothenburg have given space to nascent ideas, where the two have been able to mature their sound.

    The music is patient and warm, but also broad and diverse. ‘Midnattssol’ opens with atmospheric tropical panoramas, coloured by rhythmic stick hits and bell chimes. ‘Safe Changes’ and ‘Brutal Chugga-Chugga’ are hazy slow burners that crawl at a nonchalant pace, while tracks like ‘Samsa’ and ‘The Ghosts Hood’ are contrastingly more immediate and assertive. 

    ‘The Night Land’, as the title suggests, “is a journey inwards, an attempt to reach our subconscious and to document our dreams. We want to ignite hope and push imagination. Close your eyes and open your mind.” Even when many tracks involve the heavy use of synthesisers and distortion, Talaboman have been sure to keep things sounding organic and light. 

    There is no complicated message or hidden concept behind this release, it’s simply “two persons meeting and playing music, a catalan and a swede talking blip blop until we felt that we had something worth saying” - and perhaps unsurprisingly this impromptu style of working has resulted in an album that is rich and vivid, but also feels somehow pure and sincere. 
      
    The message is clear: “Love is all this world needs. Loosen up those tight fists and give your sisters and brothers a helping hand and dance your anger away.”


    Last copies

    ARTISTCARL DAVIS & THE CHI-SOUND ORCHESTRA
    TITLEWINDY CITY THEME / SHOW ME THE WAY TO LOVE
    LABELChi Sound Records
    CATALOGUE NO.CH-XW904-Y
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEWarehouse find07/02/2020
    Last copies20/03/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Chicago
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A Windy City Theme
    2. B Show Me The Way To Love

    The true definition of a "rare-groove", "Windy City Theme" is a triumphant, funky paean to the spiritual home of the Blues, Jazz and House music. Often closely guarded by the rare record cognoscenti this scarce 45 on the Chi Sounds label was originally released in 1976 and became a solid staple of London's underground rare-groove scene, finding favour with DJ's like Norman Jay and Giles Peterson with the track even appearing on their groundbreaking "Journeys By DJ" mix. B-side cut "Show Me The Way" is not to be overlooked either, a smooth, stepping soul number with lush orchestration and yearning vocals featuring the amazing arrangements of The Chi-Sound Orchestra, sounding like a beautiful cross between MFSB and Marvin Gaye. An utterly essential 45 for any serious Soul or Funk fan, legitimately repressed and remastered with love on dinked 45 for 2016.


    ARTISTCRITICAL DIGITAL
    TITLEIT'S HOUSE
    LABELCritical House Records
    CATALOGUE NO.CH100
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEWarehouse find07/02/2020
    Last copies20/03/2020
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    Genres

    Track Listing

    First released in 1988, a huge year in House Music History on unknown Chicago Label: Critical House Records. Produced by Billy "Jack" Williams using a minimal gear list including Roland's TR-707 drum machine, Casio SK-1 Sampler and Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer. Billy Jack went on to create the Global smash hit "Warehouse Days Of Glory" by New Deep Society. Official 2016 re issue!!


    ARTISTSandy B
    TITLEMake The World Go Round (Inc. Deep Dish & Robbie Rivera Remixes)
    LABELChampion Records
    CATALOGUE NO.CHAMPC1205
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS28/06/2019
    Last copies20/03/2020
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  • Deep House
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    1. A1 Make The World Go Round (Deep Dish remix)
    2. B1 Make The World Go Round (Robbie Rivera remix)

    MINT STOCK FROM THE CHAMPION VAULTS!


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    ARTISTTHE LOST GENERATION
    TITLEYOUNG, TOUGH AND TERRIBLE
    LABELBrunswick
    CATALOGUE NO.BL754178
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEWarehouse find07/02/2020
    Last copies13/03/2020
    Last copies20/03/2020
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    They’re young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set’s a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that’s different than the tighter styles of other groups from the same scene – definitely righteous at points, with some of the superbad modes you might hear from an east coast lineup like The Delfonics or Soul Generation, especially when they were trying to get a bit more conscious in their message. Arrangements are great – handled by Tom Tom Washington, Eugene Record, and Cliff Davis – very much at the best Brunswick mode, but again with a deeper sort of vibe too. The title cut’s a monster, and a very fitting follow-up to their earlier “Sly, Slick, & Wicked” track – and the album features 2 versions (vocal and instrumental) of a cut called “This Is The Lost Generation”, a very righteous soul groove with a heavy production tip.

    Review courtesy of Soulmakossa - http://www.funkmysoul.gr/

    Re mastered and re released for 2015 in conjunction with Brunswick. Too legit to quit.


    ARTISTOCTO OCTA
    TITLEWHERE ARE WE GOING? EP
    LABELHNYTRX
    CATALOGUE NO.HNY014
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATELast copies20/03/2020
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  • Deep House
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    1. A1 Move On (Let Go) (De-stress Mix)
    2. A2 On Your Lips
    3. B1 Where Are We Going? Pt 2

    Ahead of the release of a full length album by the same title, Honey Soundsystem records presents 3 breakout tracks on 12" vinyl from Octo Octa's "Where Are We Going?". Side A features the "new school" breaks pumper "Move On (Let Go) (De-Stress Mix) and the peak-time synth heavy tear jerker "On Your Lips." On the flip we share the 9 and a half minute aquatic house opus "Where Are We Going? Pt. 2"

    “Do you feel better?” — is the line Maya Bouldry-Morrison aka Octo Octa repeats like a mantra on the final track of “Where Are We Going?” her newest and second studio LP. “It was the question every single person asked me after coming out as transgender,” she told us “Overall I do, but no, I don’t feel better at every moment, which is why the track slips out with a dour bass drone in addition to a beautiful pad. These days, both emotions are ever-present for me.” It is precisely this candor and intensity that immediately drew us in when Maya sent over the LP to consider for the Honey Soundsystem label. As DJs we are always looking for music that can speak in our sets, not just the highest caliber productions, but songs that represent the changing landscape of the queer dance-floor. “Where Are We Going?” reads like a diary. With track titles like “No More Pain (Promises To A Younger Self)” and “Move On (Let Go) (De-stress Mix)” you can’t avoid the autobiographical messages of these songs, but Maya leaves no booty un-shaken - this is still 9 four-to-the-floor house and techno beauties to rock your body. Her willingness to even model for the cover art of this LP, proved this is a side to Octo Octa we've never seen or heard before, an artist ready to let her fans experience an intimacy as deep as the synths and lead lines she has gained notoriety for. Applying her years of international DJ’ing, this album flows with intention and has effortlessly found its way back into our headphones and home stereo systems repeatedly - Pro-tip: you can even have sex to it. Needless to say this is the first time in a decade Honey Soundsystem has thrown itself at a contemporary LP and we know once you hear it, you will know where we are going…


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    ARTISTGENE HUNT
    TITLELIVING IN A LAND
    LABELHousetime
    CATALOGUE NO.HT1015
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEWarehouse find31/01/2020
    Last copies20/03/2020
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    Fresh from 1989... 3 classic Chicago acid tracks from the man like Gene Hunt.

    Re mastered and re pressed for 2015 in conjunction with Trax.