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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    House / Tech-House

    Techno / Electro

    Defected Represses

    Represses


    TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    ARTISTErol Alkan
    TITLESub Concious (Inc. Manfredas Remixes)
    LABELPhantasy Sound
    CATALOGUE NO.PH44RMX
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Nu Disco
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Sub Conscious
    2. B1. Sub Conscious (Manfredas Remix)
    3. B2. Sub Conscious (Manfredas Stream of Consciousness)

    Originally written and produced as the centrepiece to his 2014 FabricLive compilation, Erol Alkan’s ‘Sub Conscious' arrives on 12” vinyl and to streaming platforms for the first time, accompanied by two charismatic remixes from Manfredas.

    Shimmering and undulating, the original cut of ‘Sub Conscious’ was designed with Fabric’s cavernous main room in mind, taking full advantage of any finely tuned soundsystem with a patient, rhythmic trip. Remastered here, the track evolves out of hazy darkness towards halcyon euphoria in a uniquely Alkan style.

    Resident at Opium Club in Vilnius, cult DJ and producer Manfredas provides two hugely creative and alternative takes on ‘Sub Conscious’. The first works hallucinatory magic with a supple bassline and much of Alkan’s original stretched and repurposed around vampish oscillations and a westward vocal sample.

    On the contrary, the ‘Stream Of Consciousness' mix sees Manfredas pitch down and strum the bones of ‘Sub Conscious’, unexpectedly delivering a lovingly lethargic, bottom-heavy jam that’s pure dub-side pleasure.


    ARTISTBetty Wright
    TITLETonight Is The Night (Live) / Where Is The Love
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS495
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Tonight Is The Night (Live)
    2. AA. Where Is The Love (DJ's Delight)

    Sadly, soul diva Betty Wright left us recently, on May 10th of this year, only 66 years old.
    We pay a tribute to Betty with this unique 12” release, featuring 2 of her greatest hits.

    “Tonight is the night” (yes, the famous full 8 minutes live version!) appears on the “A” side of this 12”, but now, ‘for the very first time’ in a fully steady and sequenced version, created by Dave Leatherman on 102 BPM, while on the AA-side it features the 7 minutes long and easy mixable “Disco Purrfection Remix” of “Where Is The Love” by Canadian Dj DiscoCat, now however edited to perfection by Ben Liebrand at a steady 128 BPM.

    For the true collectors, a very limited edition of 200 green-vinyl and 200 yellow-vinyl copies on the famous “TK Disco” label are available.


    ARTISTDouble Exposure / Instant Funk
    TITLEMy Love Is Free / I Got My Mind Made Up (The Reflex Revisions)
    LABELSalsoul
    CATALOGUE NO.SALSBMG33LP
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (The Reflex Revision)
    2. B. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (The Reflex Revision)

    One of the undisputed kings of the remix, The Reflex works his magic on two new revisions for Salsoul Records. With a well-known ear for groove, the Frenchman takes on Double Exposure’s ‘My Love Is Free’ – crafting a layered, smooth remix that builds upon its slick guitar riff with conga rides, warm basslines and that euphoric, soulful vocal. Next up is Instant Funk to get the Revision treatment, as The Reflex re-edits and remixes ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’. This one’s got some punch: chunky, percussive breaks lay the foundation for lashings of funk, bass and some sexy vocals to boot. Always a welcome addition to any catalogue, The Reflex Revision of ‘My Love Is Free’ further solidifies why he’s the best in his field.


    ARTISTTaana Gardner
    TITLEHeartbeat (Red Vinyl Repress)
    LABELWest End Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WES22132RED
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A Heartbeat - Party Mix
    2. B Heartbeat - Club Mix

    Disco-boogie benchmark release from the West End deep vaults. Mixed by Larry Levan this is a bonafide classic from the era.

    Originally released in 1981 - this release has been digitally remastered for 2015 and releases in conjunction with the West End rights holders.

    "My heart beats for the one I love"

     


    ARTISTMakers
    TITLEDon't Challenge Me (Transparent Green Repress)
    LABELMidnight Drive
    CATALOGUE NO.DRIVE004GREEN
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A Don't Challenge Me
    2. B You're Shy

    Techno, Disco, Italo, Electronics, House, Library, Cosmic and Ambient frequencies - These are the bedrocks of the Midnight Drive ethos and sound. A label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. Midnight Drive are extremely proud to present this most beautiful and unique of records - Makers 'Don't Challenge Me' - A truly idiosyncratic early 70's electronic oddity that has long been a coveted and highly prized piece of music by obscure music lovers for many years.

    Makers was the moniker for another studio project by legendary euro-disco pioneer Boris Midney. Midney, a Russian ex-pat, explored his own sonic world and in the process crafted some of the biggest records during the most fertile times in the disco period, he created numerous projects including Beautiful Bend, USA-European Connection, Caress and many more.

    A classically trained musician and jazz artist, his trail-blazing studio work meant he was one of the first producers to embrace the capabilities of multi-track mixing in a most creative way. Listening to this 45, a limited release on his own 'Midney' micro label, you can certainly hear genius at work, it's mind boggling that this record was crafted when it was (1972) as it sounds totally ahead of it's time and sounds exciting and original to this day. Truly one of the scarcest records of it's kind we were extremely humbled to be able to work with Boris and his organisation on this very special reissue that has been a collaborative effort all the way. This reissue has been repressed from Boris' own masters and every care has been taken to ensure that this lo-fi oddity sounds as good and clear as possible and the label artwork is a close rendering to the original as a respective nod to Boris and the Midney imprint by our friends Atelier Superplus. This is the very first time this record has ever been reissued (it was included on the most incredible 'Personal Space' compilation from a few years ago) and people will be very surprised to hear the b-side for the very first time - 'You're Shy' - A sweet soul number that almost recalls The Staple Singers and could easily have been released on Stax or any familiar labels of that ilk that somehow manages to retain the strange and overall DIY aesthetic of the 'Makers' sound.

    Remastered by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK. Artwork and design by Atelier Superplus. Reissued in conjunction with Boris Midney / Midney Records. 2018.


    ARTISTPeech Boys
    TITLEDon't Make Me Wait (White vinyl Repress)
    LABELWest End Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WES22140WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Don't Make Me Wait
    2. B1 Don't Make Me Wait (12 Inch Dub Mix)

    The original, the inspirational, the bombastic, the never bettered, the one.
     
    'Don't make me wait' is all of the above and so much more. Classic to the core. Huge earth shattering record right here.
     
    OK, so the scoop, for the uninitiated is this - the Peech Boys were Larry Levan's group, we're talking early 80's NYC here, 1982 to be precise, around the height of the Paradise Garage as Larry was making the transition from superstar DJ to producer. He brought a sparse, dubbed out, narcotic late night feel to the overall sound of this record. This was a short-lived project, but the influence is still felt today, the Peech Boys DNA is inside the veins of modern dance music, as is Larry's. There is no underestimating what an impact this record had. 7+ minutes of electronic bliss, trailblazing stuff, and don't get us started on the dub. Do yourself a favour, BUY this classic if you don't own it already, you'll keep coming back to it time and time again. Guaranteed. This essential 12" is repressed here in it's original 1979 glory, an essential classic that has stood the test of time for the last 30+ years & is now available again, remastered & repressed for 2017 in conjunction with West End Records, NYC.


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTIzmo
    TITLEWhere Is Eddie? EP
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC045
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/07/2020
    REPRESS27/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Where Is Eddie
    2. B1. Blue Light
    3. B2. What's Izmo

    Mint Condition continue their mission 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....

    Going back to 2007 with MC045, to the man like Brawther's very first record! That's right - 'Izmo' aka Brawther dropped the now classic 'Where Is Eddie?' EP on French label 9Ts, showcasing his deft ability to channel the best and deepest parts of house that we all love into something exciting and fresh. Definitely a signifier of what was to come, this 3 tracker became somewhat infamous, highly collectible and sought after by house diggers around the world. Brawther wasn't afraid to show his influences and his inspirations with the lead cut 'Where Is Eddie?', an open verbal letter if you will, to NJ producer Eddie Perez of Smack productions and too-many-to-name underground house classics asking him to bring back the realness! A monstrously heavy swinging piece of late night house action right here. 'Blue Light' is more of the same, filtered, skipping drums and uplifting chords build into a jamming synth flute garage jammer that wouldn't be out of place on a vintage Nu-Groove / Burrell 12". 'What's Izmo' rounds out the EP, this one's got some ridiculous funked out bassline and spoken words that intertwine with some glacial vibes and synths, driving us into the night sky while reminding us what this house music stuff is really all about. A truly essential record this, and this repress has been a long time coming!

    The 'Where Is Eddie?' EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Izmo / Brawther and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's 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!


    ARTISTTogether Trax
    TITLECelebrate / Ain't Nothin' Wrong
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC042
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Celebrate (Endless Summer Mix)
    2. A2. Celebrate (Very Smooth Mix)
    3. B1. Ain't Nothin' Wrong (This Time Mix)
    4. B1. Ain't Nothin' Wrong (Deep Different Dub)

    Mint Condition continue their mission 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....

    Back to 1994 and Charles Webster's lesser used Together Trax alias brings us 4 tracks of that deep, soulful and slamming garage house sound. Released on UR's much celebrated Happy Soul sub-label, famed for its gospel soaked, piano driven uplifting jams, Together Trax serves it up in fine style. Strange for UR to sign 4 cuts from a guy from Derbyshire, but once you hear both sets of mixes of 'Celebrate / Ain't Nothin' Wrong' it all makes sense! Both tracks could have come from the deepest, darkest basement session in downtown Detroit no problem, and it's obvious why Mad Mike signed them. This is old-school house, for the connoisseur who remembers how it used to be, way back. When dance music was fun and put a smile on your fave. Often a rare catch, this 12" fetches tidy sums in the netherworld of Discogs and the like, but now it's here again, lovingly restored and ready to make its way into your record bag once again.

    Together Trax has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Charles Webster and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's 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!


    ARTISTJohn Summit
    TITLEDeep End
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.JSDE001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Deep End

    Emerging from a city steeped in dance music culture, Chicago’s John Summit is fast becoming one of the city’s brightest rising stars. With standout releases on impressive imprints such as Repopulate Mars, Dirtybird and Farris Wheel Recordings, his steadfast approach to producing innovative and dancefloor-ready cuts continues to turn heads on the international scene. Now unveiling his latest offering ‘Deep End’, this captivating house cut, with an addictive bassline, hypnotic vocal and agile percussion, is set to enchant its listeners and secure Summit on the radar of in-the-know selectors.


    ARTISTOhnesty
    TITLEMovin On’ EP (Inc. Happa Remix)
    LABELHighball
    CATALOGUE NO.HB002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE18/09/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Leftfield
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Movin On’
    2. A2.  K&T
    3. B1. Need You
    4. B2. Need You (Happa Remix)

    Having earned BBC Radio 6 play from Gilles Peterson for last year’s track ‘Vortex’ , Japanese duo
    Ohnesty today announce their next release, ‘Movin’ On’ EP, out on 22nd May on Highball. The
    project unites two influential talents from Fukuoka’s burgeoning underground scene: BRISA, the
    adventurous and eclectic producer/DJ who spans everything from nu-jazz to acid house, and shigge,
    founder of the Yesterday Once More label.
     
    The EP makes an immediate statement of intent with the title track. Underpinned by a lurching,
    mechanised groove, it swings unexpectedly into a stuttering, pitch-shifted vocal cut alongside insistent
    hi-hats and the kind of soulful female vocal sample that’s a hallmark of deep house. The track demonstrates Ohnesty’s unique style. On one hand, they’re constantly pushing an audacious sense
    of creativity into a progressive-focused track. Yet at the same time, they never lose sight of the
    importance of making it sound both engrossing and energising.
     
    Its second track ‘K&T’ focuses those traits in a completely different direction, blending elements acid
    jazz, late ‘70s disco and French Touch into their own vision. And finally ‘Need You’ echoes yacht rock
    and ‘80s movie scores with sweet synths and the booming gated reverb drum sounds.
     
    The ‘Movin’ On’ EP is completed by a remix of ‘Need You’ by British producer Happa . One of the
    youngest artists to have ever DJed at Berghain, Happa’s production talents have also been called on
    by the likes of David Byrne, FKA Twigs and Trim.
     
    Ohnesty released their debut EP ‘Time To Be Honest’ last September on Yesterday Once More. It
    was followed by an accompanying remix package , which included intreprations from the likes of
    Metome and Daijo Kaisei.
     
    The ‘Movin’ On’ EP is the second release from the new London-based Highball Records. Aiming to
    highlight essential, forward-thinking new music from Japan, the label debuted in March with
    Foodman’s ‘Dokutsu’ EP.


    ARTISTDarius Syrossian
    TITLEFlashlight
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC156
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Flashlight
    2. B. Boujée B

    Marking his fourth full release on the label, leading UK talent Darius Syrossian returns to Hot Creations this July with Flashlight, a heavy duty two-track release influenced by the 90’s US house sound.
    Flashlight embodies the warehouse sound with tough snares, a raw bass and thunderous kicks. On the flip Boujee B' takes inspiration from Darius’ love of the Strictly Rhythm house sound.“I said this year I wanna go back to my roots and focus more on house, those US house 'dubs' that were played by people like Sneak, Van Helden, Gemini, R Sanchez, Derrick Carter etc... this is inspired by that vibe…”

    Selector, producer, label curator and radio host Darius Syrossian has dedicated his life to collecting and sharing the highest quality house and techno records. His productions have landed on respected labels including Get Physical, Drumcode, 8Bit, Moon Harbour, We Are The Brave and Defected, with whom his ethos is strongly aligned. Alongside his exploits in the studio and on the road, he has also launched his own record label - Moxy Muzik, which hit the ground running in 2019 with regular sold out Moxy Muzik events at 93 Feet East in London and South Nightclub in Manchester.


    ARTISTDjebali & Jorge Savoretti
    TITLEFraires EP (Inc. Stephan Bazbaz Remix)
    LABELInfuse
    CATALOGUE NO.INFUSE044
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. 101
    2. A2. 101 (Stephan Bazbaz Remix)
    3. B1. Pigalle
    4. B2 Devoto

    Djebali and Jorge Savoretti combine to deliver their ‘Fraires’ EP on Infuse, accompanied by a remix from Stephan Bazbaz.

    Two producers at the heart of today’s modern house and minimal scenes, Paris favourite Djebali and Argentinian DJ and producer Jorge Savoretti have grown to become two of the most consistent and impressive talents active within the scene today. With over thirty years of experience between them, releasing material via the likes of Freak’n’Chic, Raum…musik and Cadenza plus Djebali’s own self-titled imprint, the pairing now turn their attention to new ground as they make their collaborative debut on FUSE sister imprint Infuse this summer, offering up three fresh productions via their ‘Fraires’ EP alongside a remix from Tel Aviv’s Stephan Bazbaz.

    The slow-blooming and hypnotic sonics of ‘101’ open the EP in style as the two talents merge sweeping synth lines atop of warped electronics and slick percussion shots, whilst Stephan Bazbaz’s remix ups the tempo and builds on the original with a combination of energetic builds and icy hats. On the flip, ‘Pigalle’ delves into a deep journey guided by a resonant lead line and hazy background murmurs, before closing with the classy ‘Devote Ville’ – a smooth and well measured production which oozes sophistication and quality from the opening minute.


    ARTISTDamian Lazarus
    TITLEMountain (Inc. Tornado Wallace / Tibi Dabo Remixes)
    LABELCrosstown Rebels
    CATALOGUE NO.CRM239
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mountain
    2. B1. Mountain (Tornado Wallace Remix)
    3. B2. Mountain (Tibi Dabo Remix)

    Damian Lazarus presents ‘Mountain’ - the opening single from his first solo album for over 10 years.

    Released on the 24th July, ‘Mountain’ is a fusion of darkness and light circumnavigating the outer edges of the dance floor. Complete with a Balearic infused remix from Tornado Wallace and deep-chugging transcendental Tibi Dabo Remix to throw the arc wider still. This new body of work, written and recorded by Lazarus at home in Italy during lockdown, is entitled ‘Flourish” and will be released on the 4th September on Crosstown Rebels.


    ARTISTElements of Life
    TITLEElements of Life (Part 2)
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR195
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Brand New Day Featuring Blaze
    2. A2. Nos Vida featuring Anané
    3. B. Summer Nights In Spanish Harlem / Quimbombo / Cantos Para Chango / Sunshine Featuring Domingo Quinones, Pedro Martinez, Raul Midon
    4. C1. Mozalounge Feauturing Raul Midon
    5. C2. Dubombo
    6. D1. Elements Of Life (Joe Claussell Reprise Dub) Featuring Blaze
    7. D2. Sunshine (Instrumental)

    What happens when a house-music icon takes a talented group of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? You get a hearty serving of Elements Of Life. Elements Of Life Aka E.O.L., led by musical director and conductor Louie Vega, is a live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly Louie Vega EOL Mix”), composed & performed the song “One Dream” for a globally-televised audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show.

    "I formed the band Elements Of Life to bring together a special group of musicians to create musical journeys in the studio and perform them live. The music inspired by groups and artists like War, Cymande, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hammond, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but with the Vega Family E.O.L. twist and unique style. I want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues worldwide and bring you future grooves on recorded albums with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes there will be experimentation—get ready for it. You never know just who will show up to play in the finale!”

    Elements Of Life by Elements Of Life Album was the first ever released full length back in 2003 and is now re-released in addition to several new and unreleased versions. Two double packs in two parts with 15 tracks will be at a store near you, enjoy the sounds of Elements Of Life.

    Elements Of Life Live Band
    Conductor / Musical Director: Louie Vega
    Lead Vocal/Wurlitzer : Josh Milan
    Lead Vocal & Backgrounds: Anané Vega
    Keyboards : Axel Tosca
    Electric Bass: Gene Perez
    Drums / Timbales: Luisito Quintero
    Congas / Percussion: Roberto Quintero
    Supporting & Background Singers: Dawn Tallman, Ramona Dunlap


    ARTISTLou Gorbea & Jose Burgos
    TITLEMadre feat. Nina Hernandez (Inc. Luciano / FNX Omar / Sano Remixes)
    LABELNervous Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NER24986
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Madre (Luciano Remix)
    2. B. Madre (Luciano Percussion Dub)
    3. C1. Madre (Original Main Mix)
    4. C2. Madre (Original Alternative Version)
    5. D1. Madre (FNX Omar Remix)
    6. D2. Madre (Sano Remix)

    Iconic New York label Nervous welcomes Swiss-Chilean innovator Luciano as well as Sano and FNX Omar to remix a new single by Lou Gorbea & Jose Burgos featuring Nina Hernandez.

    Lou Gorbea is widely known as a DJ's DJ, a veteran selector with tonnes of flair and a wealth of releases on key labels as well as his own Omi Tutu Production Company. Here he links up with fellow mainstay and long- time house champ Jose Burgos, a Defected and 4 To The Floor associate with his own rich sound.

    Their top original tune 'Madre' feat. Nina Hernandez is a perfectly Latin tinged summer jam with trumpets, Spanish vocals and plenty of salsa in the shuffling drums. It's one to bring arm rays and heartfelt soul to any party. The alt version is more punchy and upbeat, with piano chords and driving drums making it more suited to the dancefloor, but it's still just as brilliantly musical.

    Cadenza boss Luciano has long been imbuing his minimal techno flair and for that reason is one of the most standout names in the game. His first remix is scattered with claps and clicks, toms and triangles that are perfectly stringy and held together with a bold bassline. His Percussion Dub is more direct, with pacier rhythms and more tightly woven percussion that will tie mind, body and soul in knots.

    FNX Omar is one of the pillars of the house music movement in Morocco. He brings plenty of Afro soul to his remix, with its loose toms and shakers all making you move while the vocal rings out with real gravitas up top. Sano is last up and the producer from Medellín, Colombia is now resident in Barcelona and has been a core part of the cult Cómeme family since 2012. His remix is perfectly tropical, with subtle steel drums and the exotic vocals adding sensuality and colour.


    Techno / Electro

    ARTISTMall Grab
    TITLEPOSITIVE ENERGY FOREVER
    LABELLooking For Trouble
    CATALOGUE NO.LFT008
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. POSITIVE ENERGY FOREVER
    2. A2. DISCONNECT
    3. B1. THERE IS A
    4. B2. SHEER FUCK-OFFNESS

    In early 2020 Mall Grab released his Don't Keep The Fire Burning EP digitally in an effort to raise money to help fight against the bushfires in his home country of Australia. After the huge success of the EP with thousands raised for charity & a big demand for it physically, the EP has been pressed to vinyl, now titled POSITIVE ENERGY FOREVER (LFT008)


    ARTISTHybrasil
    TITLEWe Don't Flip
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS160
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. We Don’t Flip
    2. A2. Hour Glass
    3. B1. Ikigai
    4. B2. System H

    Berlin-based Irish artist Hybrasil returns to Rekids with four murky techno cuts in ‘We Don’t Flip’.

    Having made numerous appearances on Rekids including ‘Embers’, his debut album released last year, Hybrasil has become a core artist on Matt Edwards’s label when not releasing on his very own eponymous imprint. Reflecting on an amazingly creative 2019, at the start of this year Hybrasil set a new creative path for his future live shows, writing new music that received regular support from Radio Slave, which is what ultimately shaped this new four-track release.

    ‘We Don’t Flip’ opens the package with an immediate shadowy aesthetic before rattling kicks, off-beat hats and snappy snares lay down the groove as distorted vocal murmurs join delayed synths. ‘Hour Glass’ is next with its syncopated rhythm and quivering pads before ‘Ikigai’ takes things into wonkier territories courtesy of subtle melodies, metallic atmospherics and dubby chords. Tying everything together, ‘System H’ takes things up a notch, adding extra oomph to the package using powerful drums, rippling bass and deep stabs.


    ARTISTNehuen
    TITLEPsyops - Part One
    LABELLone Romantic
    CATALOGUE NO.LR017
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Psyops
    2. A2. Toxic
    3. B1. Bailar
    4. B2. Desire

    First up is Nehuen, an Argentinian born but Barcelona based artist who is notorious for his abrasive dance floor workouts on I Love Acid, BNR Trax and the Classicworks label he co-owns with Cardopusher. Cardopusher is, of course, a true electronic legend from Venezuela. His dizzyingly diverse sound takes in rave, acid, electro, techno and house influences and distills them into hugely
    Raw and energetic new forms.

    Nehuen's Psyops Part One kicks off with the excellent title track, which contorts acid and electro into a writhing monster filled with dark energy. The visceral 'Toxic' is built on slapping hits and spangled basslines that will tie you in knots as the bumping drums drive things forward. The late-night menace continues on 'Bailar', with tight synth arps layered up in robotic forms over clunky drums that are industrial and futuristic in equal measure. Last but not least, the eerie 'Desire' strikes a more twisted note with double kicks juddering beneath echoing hits. It's pure, filthy, brilliant body music.

    Cardopusher kicks off Part Two with the fantastic 'Disobedience' (feat. Lbeeze) a slow-motion drum
    workout that is like dark disco mangled through a psychedelic filter, with robotic vocals and stiff arp
    jerking your body. 'Abyss Antidote' is then a flurry of drum breaks and electro bass, frazzled synths and whipping hits that keep you on the edge of your seat. Darkness abounds on the gritty 'Initial Decay' (ft. Lbeeze), which layers up taught drums and hits with spraying synths that come from a dystopian planet.

    Closing out this epic mini-series is 'Mutant Brain', a cyborg techno meltdown with manic acid for
    company.

    These are devilishly distorted tracks from two of the best producers around.


    ARTISTAGE OF LOVE
    TITLETHE AGE OF LOVE (INCL. SOLOMUN / JAM & SPOON REMIXES) (White Vinyl Repress)
    LABELRenaissance
    CATALOGUE NO.REN250001VWHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
    REPRESS04/09/2020
    REPRESS04/12/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Tech House
  • Trance
  • Track Listing

    1. A. The Age Of Love (Solomun Renaissance Remix)
    2. B. The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix)

    Revered UK label, tastemaker and authority Renaissance, the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic DJ scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting Hamburg based DJ and super producer Solomun to rework a timeless classic - one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years. The timeless classic Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix is featured on the B Side.

    A constant innovator, Solomun; whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining European house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music, for a new generation.

    Solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected DJ’s over the last few months including Tale of Us, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Sasha and Pete Tong whom made it last weeks coveted Essential New Tune.

    'Renaissance The ReMix Collection'. Is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to Renaissance for over two decades. True to form Renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions.

    The series celebrates Renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.


    Defected Represses

    ARTISTDavid Penn, Roland Clark, Supernova, Dennis Cruz, OFFAIAH
    TITLEEP8 (Green Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD599GREEN
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. David Penn vs Roland Clark - The Power (Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Supernova featuring Marley Munroe - Can’t Stand It (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. Dennis Cruz featuring Leo Wood - To Burn (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH - Private Show (Club Re-Edit)

    Coming as the eighth edition of the series, ‘EP8’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering an upfront package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. ‘EP8’ features four of Defected’s first releases of the decade, with David Penn’s collaboration with renowned house vocalist Roland Clark ‘The Power’ kicking off the A-Side, as Roland Clark’s mighty spoken word narrative paired with David’s rolling bassline and percussive breaks combine for a sincere and uplifting track. Up next, Italian duo Supernova deliver their dancefloor cut ‘Can’t Stand It’, featuring Los Angeles vocalist Marley Monroe, who delivers her heavenly top-line, a track infused with Chicago house influences, Supernova’s cut is a start-to-finish groover. On the flip, ‘To Burn’ by Dennis Cruz opens, featuring Leo Wood’s compelling vocals, as a wandering bassline and vocal stabs throughout take it to the club. To round off the release, Defected regular OFFAIAH delivers his track ‘Private Show’ (Club Re-Edit), ready to ignite dancefloors with seductive vocals and tension-building drops.


    ARTISTVarious Artists
    TITLEEP6 (Purple Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD580PURPLE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ferreck Dawn - You Are The One
    2. A2. Qubiko - U R
    3. B1. Todd Edwards & Sinden - Deeper
    4. B2. Alaia & Gallo featuring Dames Brown - Trippin

    The sixth edition of Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the labels’ biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side is Ferreck Dawn’s solo Defected debut ‘You Are The One’, a self-assured club track featuring a cut-up sample from Jocelyn Brown’s timeless classic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’. Up next is Qubiko’s ‘U R’, a bumping, grooving dancefloor cut from the Italian DJ. On the B-Side Todd Edwards & Sinden storm in with their UKG influenced ‘Deeper’, featuring chopped-up vocal sampling, time shifts and kick drums. The release is rounded off with Alaia & Gallo’s ‘Trippin’’, with an irresistible deep and driving bassline, the gospel vocal trio Dames Brown lend their soulful tones to cover the Y2K classic ‘It’s Love’ by Jill Scott.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Ferreck Dawn / Robosonic & more)
    TITLEEP5
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD573YELLOW
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers ‘In My Arms’ (Extended Vocal Mix)
    2. A2. Mat.Joe & Kid Enigma ‘Get Loose’ (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. OFFAIAH featuring Cat Connors ‘Somewhere Special’ (Club Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH ‘Push Pull’ (Club Mix)

    The fifth edition of Defected’s vinyl series commits the labels biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. This springtime release delivers all the summer stompers you need on your sound system, with the A-Side featuring Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers’ ‘In My Arms’ and Mat.Joe & Kid Enigma’s ‘Get Loose’; two sure-fire party starters. On the flip are two tracks from man of the moment OFFAIAH. First up is his collaboration with vocalist Cat Connors ‘Somewhere Special’, where the Las Vegas based artist delivers a deep, rolling bassline and tension-building drops. Up next is his 2018 smash ‘Push Pull’, another record ready to set the club alight this summer and beyond.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Dennis Ferrer / Kings of Tomorrow / Fatboy Slim)
    TITLEEP3 (Blue Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD567BLUE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Mousse T's House Masters Re-Rub)
    2. A2. Kings of Tomorrow - Finally (Dario D'Attis Remix)
    3. B1. Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
    4. 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.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS (CAMELPHAT & ALI LOVE, OFFAIAH, JOSH BUTLER FEAT. HANLEI, DAVID PENN)
    TITLEEP1
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD556ORANGE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. CamelPhat & Ali Love - Dopamine Machine (Club Mix)
    2. A2. OFFAIAH - Work It Out (Club Mix)
    3. B1. Josh Butler featuring HanLei - Feels Good (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. David Penn - Nobody (Club Mix)

    Defected Records serve up heavy-hitters CamelPhat, OFFAIAH, Josh Butler and David Penn on this covetable 12” vinyl release showcasing some of their current hottest productions. CamelPhat & Ali Love kick-start side A with their killer ‘Dopamine Machine’, the follow up to the chart-smashing hit ‘Cola’. Injected with an intoxicating vocal hook and a body-jerking beat, this record has been on heavy rotation in clubs and festivals all summer. Next up, OFFAIAH delivers his adrenaline-pumping ‘Work It Out’, a firm favourite amongst the BBC Radio 1 Dance crew and certified to set the roof on fire.

    Side B sees DJ Mag and Beatport award-winning producer Josh Butler blend uplifting synths and rave stabs with powerhouse vocals by soul duo HanLei on ‘Feels Good’. Ending this dynamite release, David Penn returns to Defected after eight years with his classic house party-starter ‘Nobody’, laying down a hell of a lot of soul on a thundering bassline and piano riffs. This is a rare opportunity to cop these massive artists under on one exceptional vinyl release.


    Represses

    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLEReturn To Nowhere EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT006
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE12/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    REPRESS04/12/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sgadi Li Mi
    2. A2. Return To Nowhere
    3. B1. Ensemble
    4. B2. What's In The Past

    Charlotte de Witte​ marks the homecoming to her own imprint ​KNTXT​ with her brand new EP ‘​Return to  Nowhere​’. The captivating record exists out of four long-awaited tracks called ‘Return to Nowhere, ‘Ensemble’,  ‘Sgadi Li Mi’ and ‘What’s In The Past’.   

    Further exploring her sonic realm, the record features techno sound reminiscent of her ‘Selected’ EP, but  switches out the acid stabs for haunting hymns. The result is a gripping dismal soundtrack that feels desolate yet  hopeful. With this spellbinding EP which combines her iconic hard-punching techno with mesmerizing chants  effortlessly, Charlotte proves once again why she remains at the forefront of the industry.   

    The release of ‘​Return to Nowhere​’ fits perfectly in these uncertain times. ​Charlotte​ says: “I made the EP before  the current COVID-19 crisis. After being inspired by recordings of age-old traditional chants. So, I never intended  it to be a “Corona record”. However, it did grow on me during this period of isolation.”


    ARTISTKerri Chandler
    TITLEAtmosphere EP (Yellow Vinyl Repress)
    LABELShelter Records
    CATALOGUE NO.SHL-1004YELLOW
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE12/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Climax 1
    2. A2 Climax 2
    3. B1 Track 3
    4. B2 Track 4

    Deep house legend Kerri Chandler's mighty "Atmosphere EP" dropped in 1993 and still packs a punch today! A killer, heavyweight 4 tracker of deep Zanzibar, Shelter channeling NJ House music that has always been a big one among the DJ's, heads and dancers. Opener "Climax 1" is an organ driven, stomping groove with piano stabs sprinkled throughout managing to sound tough and subtle at the same time while it's partner "Climax 2" is an uplifting, old school leaning cut with vocal loops, samples and that unmistakable KC swing! On side-B "Track 1" kicks things off with some super, rock hard drums and horn samples woven through those blissed out late night synth sounds, one to get lost in! "Track 2" rounds out the EP in fine style and sounds a bit like Kerri is jamming with Mr.Fingers as the ubiquitous Juno bassline rolls out over some jazzy piano, lush pads, strings and claps making the "Atmosphere EP" a truly essential record with every track oozing pure class.

    This has always been a sought after 12" due to it's classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. Now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City and featuring the original 1993 label artwork.


    ARTISTFreddie Hubbard
    TITLELittle Sunflower (Record Store Day 2019)
    LABELColumbia
    CATALOGUE NO.AS671AB
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS24/05/2019
    Last copies17/04/2020
    REPRESS31/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Record Store Day
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Little Sunflower

    Lifted from Hubbard's lauded 1979 LP 'The Love Connection', this sublime piece of melodic, deep, Soul / Jazz will have ears and minds open with it's instantly recognisable opening string sequence. Used to devastating effect on Pepe Bradock's all-time 1999 deep-House classic 'Deep Burnt', those sweeping strings capture us and lead us into a epic journey with the wondrous vocal stylings of the legendary singer Al Jarreau. This is prime early morning music, pushing all the right buttons and spreading light wherever it is played, a beautiful beautiful record indeed. What is essentially an extended and rearranged version of Hubbard's 1967 original, the '79 version of 'Little Sunflower' boasts a sumptuous arrangement and production from the mighty Claus Ogerman (Ben E King, Mel Torme, Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim & more). A truly wondrous piece of music, reissued on a single side in it's full 12" length of 9+ minutes from the source archive audio. Fully legit, licensed and reissued with love by Above Board distribution and Columbia Records / Sony BMG for Record Store Day, 2019.

    Tracklist :

    A : Little Sunflower (9:20)
    B : Little Sunflower (9:20)


    ARTISTKOKO
    TITLELove Me ASAP EP
    LABELLOCUS
    CATALOGUE NO.LCS001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE19/06/2020
    REPRESS31/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. KOKO feat. Quelle Rox - Chantal
    2. A2. KOKO - Your Ass, My Camel Blue
    3. B1. KOKO - Love in Plexiglass
    4. B2. KOKO - Amor Ante Hominem Nascitur

    Enzo Siragusa and FUSE launch new label LOCUS this June, with the debut EP coming via hotly tipped talent KOKO.

    Having recently unveiled a new-look aesthetic for his long-standing and highly influential FUSE imprint, Enzo Siragusa and the FUSE team will now turn their attention to fresh project and brand-new label - LOCUS - with the definition of the label’s namesake matching their ambition to create a new and refreshing home for exclusive underground electronic music whilst delivering high quality parties, just as FUSE has done so over the past 12 years. With an ethos of exploring all shades of house music with the dancefloor at the forefront of its thinking, LOCUS looks set to house the very best in four-to-the-floor club music from both established talents and rising stars alike, with the first EP on the label arriving this summer courtesy of Infuse regular and ever-impressing Italian DJ and producer, KOKO.

    Opening with the infectious ‘Chantal’ alongside Brooklyn-based vocalist Quelle Rox, the Italian’s penchant for rich and dynamic soundscapes from across the house sphere quickly becomes apparent as he fuses resonant synths and refined drum licks beneath infectious vocals for a sun-kissed opener. Next, ‘Your Ass, My Camel Blue’ welcomes fluid electric piano lines and icy hats atop of a snaking bassline, before journeying into the luscious chords, sultry rhythms and resonant sax-riffs of ‘Love in Plexiglass’. Lastup, final cut ‘Amore Ante Hominem Nascitur’ closes things out via a medley of hypnotic leads, dubby chords and shuffling percussion – shaping up a notable debut offering for LOCUS and a stellar first look into an imprint that looks set to become a new favourite for many in the months ahead.


    ARTISTAGE OF LOVE
    TITLETHE AGE OF LOVE (INCL. SOLOMUN / JAM & SPOON REMIXES)
    LABELRenaissance
    CATALOGUE NO.REN250001V
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS26/07/2019
    REPRESS01/11/2019
    REPRESS24/04/2020
    REPRESS31/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Tech House
  • Trance
  • Track Listing

    1. A. The Age Of Love (Solomun Renaissance Remix)
    2. B. The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix)

    Revered UK label, tastemaker and authority Renaissance, the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic DJ scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting Hamburg based DJ and super producer Solomun to rework a timeless classic - one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years. The timeless classic Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix is featured on the B Side.

    A constant innovator, Solomun; whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining European house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music, for a new generation.

    Solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected DJ’s over the last few months including Tale of Us, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Sasha and Pete Tong whom made it last weeks coveted Essential New Tune.

    'Renaissance The ReMix Collection'. Is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to Renaissance for over two decades. True to form Renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions.

    The series celebrates Renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.