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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco / Downtempo

    House / Tech-House

    Techno

    Represses


    TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco / Downtempo

    ARTISTCloud One
    TITLEAtmosphere Strut (Inc. KON's Fly Away Edit)
    LABELP&P Records
    CATALOGUE NO.P111
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
    REPRESS04/12/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Atmosphere Strut (Part 1 & 2)
    2. B. Atmosphere Strut (KON's Fly Away Edit)

    More glorious heat from the vaults of NYC's Disco powerhouse - P&P Records!

    One of many labels operating under the equally legendary tutelage of Patrick Adams and Peter Brown, two truly colossal figures in NYC's music scene, the P&P records catalogue is still fascinating underground dance music lovers to this day. Covering a wide range of styles including Gospel, early Rap and Disco the label's output continually finds its way into the playlists of respected DJ's and selectors across the globe. This latest repress from the vaults is a real biggie - a true NYC underground disco CLASSIC!

    Cloud One was one of Adams' numerous studio outfits, featuring a ridiculously healthy dose of the man's virtuoso keyboard and synth playing. This was a progressive Disco sound, the pairing of extremely danceable funk and R&B with some spaced out over-dubbed analogue synthesizers and keys made for a heady concoction indeed, especially in 1976 when this cut was released. This was one of many Cloud One trademarks and one of the things that make these records still sound so way out today! 'Atmosphere Strut' could not be a better title for this immense slice of true NYC space Disco - it's got it all - the driving rhythms of the Cloud One band, the killer vibes, celestial vocals and Adams' totally wigged out synthesizer workouts. On top of all this goodness, the main man Kon, Boston's editor supreme and self confessed DIsco fiend and digger, has dropped a stellar and respectful edit of Atmosphere Strut' for all your disc jockeys out there, featured here across the length of the B-side thus making this an essential repress of this legendary 12". If you don't know this jam, and you're a Disco head - you're in for a treat! You're gonna fly......!

    This is a 100% legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and the Phase One Music group, lovingly remastered with love by Curved Mastering.


    ARTISTCatz 'n Dogz
    TITLEMoments
    LABELPets Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.PETS121
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Down Tempo
  • Indie Dance
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sunrise feat. James Yuill
    2. A2. Life
    3. A3. Nothing
    4. A4. Meditate feat. Heather Chelan
    5. A5. Moment feat. Angienowak
    6. A6. Listen
    7. A7. Love
    8. B1. Memories
    9. B2. Sleep feat. Demetrius
    10. B3. Time feat. Jaw
    11. B4. It’s OK
    12. B5. Tomorrow 

    Catz 'n Dogz are back with album 'Moments'. Written and recorded in the midst of this crisis. Twelve tracks form the backbone to this wide-spanning sonic journey that document the highs and lows of this time. Drawn out of their comfort zone, it's safe to say this shift in their creative paradigm resonates throughout 'Moments'. Inviting you to gaze deeper inside, the album floats in a haze of dreaminess and cottony serenity. Though seemingly simple, the track titles point at themes more complex and universal that will strike a chord with every soul.

    Traversed by a vaporous jazz vibe and highlighting an obvious lean towards laid-back atmospheres, 'Moments' effortlessly alternates between. Lo slung house 'Sunrise' features James Yuill, the heavy-lidded, funky bass-heavy 'Memories' and the rolling brass anthem 'Time', in collaboration with Jaw - and more doped up trip-hop-ness. 'Life', the slo-mo chugger that will get the feels on alert, the chillax of 'Nothing' and 'Love,' and the luscious 'Moment' feat. Angelika Nowak, a sample-heavy, soul jam whose naive charm will prove hard to resist, even for the stonehearted.

    Catz 'n Dogz explore inwards the heart's non-spoken spheres, where the pop-infused hip-hop 'Meditate' introduces Heather Chelan. A more personal affair 'Listen' makes for a playful interlude. 'It's OK' invites you to let go of the shame at shedding tears, a memorable cut with its joyful whistling, elated guitar riffs and rousing bass.

    To close off this sonic micro-odyssey, 'Tomorrow' casts a spell of positiveness. With blazing synth lines and robotised talk, unfolds an anthem for tomorrow's world. One where music holds the crucial place it's always had. So be the kids' dreams, the person they want to be in the future. Be Batman, be a firefighter, be a rock star.


    ARTISTJohnny Guitar Watson
    TITLEA Real Mother For Ya (Inc. Ben Liebrand Remix)
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS493
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Essential Mix)
    2. B1. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Jackin' Mix)
    3. B2. A Real Mother For Ya (Ben Liebrand Go To A Disco Version)

    Strap yourself in and get ready to blast off into the stratosphere on the rocket ship that is; A Real Mother For Ya” by Johnny Guitar Watson.

    High Fashion Music are proud to present these new re-issues. After bringing the Old Skool remixes to you, now Ben Liebrand demonstrates why he’s one of the best dance music producers around with a variety of hot mixes that manage to tick all the right boxes and subtly offer a little something for everyone.

    The Nu Disco versions pick up the pace. There are three to choose from. The ‘Essential Mix’ incorporates a pulsating, bumping vibe with rolling loops and an authentic disco drum section to create an infectious groove that’s amplified with a killer vocal and delivers a sure fired dance floor bomb. The ‘Jackin Mix’ is the more traditional low slung Philly, Funk, boogie style vibe that oozes brass and class. A lovely slap guitar, orchestral stabs and horn section compliment vocal to perfection and make this version a must-have for all serious Disco heads. Finally, the ‘Go To A Disco Mix’ adds to the Essential vibe, with more horn and a bit more funk.

    This is pure future boogie gold!


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTPaul French
    TITLEFeels So Right
    LABELMusic Preservation Society
    CATALOGUE NO.RIGHT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • UK Garage
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Feels So Right
    2. B. Feels This Way

    One track taken from Lush Grooves Volume One remastered and another that was meant to be on that original EP but got missed out, so unreleased since 1997. Written and Produced by Paul French who also released on Confetti Records


    ARTISTGerd Janson and Jacques Renault
    TITLEGerd Janson's Jacque'd Toolbox
    LABELLet's Play House
    CATALOGUE NO.LPHWHT20RMX2
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Just Wanna Pry
    2. A2. Never Saw Never
    3. A3. Movin' Kinda Screwy
    4. One More Slice (Gerd Tool 4)
    5. B2. One More Slam

    Following our first BK Club Beats remix EP is a Gerd Janson solo affair, an assortment of tracks that
    reinterpret and reimagine the fundamental component of Jacques Renault’s last album.

    It’s called Gerd Janson’s Jacque’d Toolbox for a reason. We’ll let you use your imagination and figure out what it is. Little bit of something for everyone here, though—disco, house, dirty beats.


    ARTISTBlair French
    TITLEThe Art Of Us
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD-LP001
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Down Tempo
  • Jazz
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Faded By The Sun
    2. A2. Celebration Ritual
    3. A3. Stay Detroit
    4. B1. F O A
    5. B2. Deep Tissue feat. Craig Huckaby
    6. B3. Space Time Curvature feat. Fahrenheit 2040
    7. B4. Honey Rooftops feat. Kaylan Waterman
    8. C1. Jeans
    9. C2. Genes
    10. C3. Honey Rooftops (Reprise) feat. Kaylan Waterman & Eddie Logix
    11. D1. The Art Of Us
    12. D2. Chest Drum (A Natural Unification) feat. Pathe Jassi
    13. D3. Drop Ceiling Shuffle
    14. D4. River Crossing

    The Art Of Us (TAOU) begins with the story of Blair French, a cosmic messenger raised in a house of 7 on the outskirts of a historic city. From dancing at mom's disco parties at a young age, to releasing rap tapes in middle school, winning best soundtrack for the multi-award-winning film DETROPIA and hitting the Billboard charts with his Pure Sounds of Michigan compilation; ultimately French found a home in the world of all things Detroit, Pan-African, Balearic, and ambient. TAOU is his first instrumental LP under his own name, (despite a 25 year career), bringing together his closest musical compatriots.

    Blair's diverse production shines on this immersive 14 track release, transcending organic/electronic, uptempo/downtempo, and light/dark, tapping in heavyweight characters including Pathe Jassi, John Arnold, Craig Huckaby, Todd Modes, Kaylan Waterman, Peter Croce, Eddie Logix, Paul Randolph, 2040, Michael Jurczak and more.

    Sonically, TAOU holds peak-hour Deep Cosmic Afro House freak outs ("Faded By The Sun", "Celebration Ritual", "F O A", "Chest Drum"), blunted beatdown cuts ("Stay Detroit", "Jeans", "Drop Ceiling Shuffle", "River Crossing"), and soulful R&B and Afrobeat compositions ("Honey Rooftops", "Genes", "Space Time Curvature").

    Mastered by Atjazz, the vinyl is cut loud to lacquer by Carl at Trutone, and pressed with love at Archer on the east side of Detroit. It includes a double sided full color art insert with lyrics on the flip side.


    ARTISTSeemenot
    TITLEBorderline (Inc. Roman Flügel Remixes)
    LABELBrainstream Music
    CATALOGUE NO.BS2003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Borderline
    2. A2. Borderline (Roman Flügel Acid Mix)
    3. B1. Borderline (Roman Flügel Remix)
    4. B2. Borderline (Roman Flügel Dub Mix)

    ‘Borderline’ is the debut single from hotly-tipped Jamaican-Canadian artist and musician, SeeMeNot. Released on 18 September, 2020 and accompanied by a remix from Roman Flügel, ‘Borderline’ is available via SeeMeNot’s own imprint, Brainstream. Her debut will be followed by the release of ‘Invisible Me’ produced by Peace Division’s Justin Drake, and ‘Chez Renee’, remixed by Joe Goddard, all in the coming months. A 21 st century house anthem, ‘Borderline’ is a stunning debut that shows the power of both SeeMeNot’s voice and her lyrics, and has been championed so far by Skream, Anja Schneider, Solomun, Adriatique, TSHA, Erol Alkan, Adana Twins, Monika Kruse, Andhim, Tim Sweeney, Chloé, Marco Carola, Digitalism, and many more.

    ‘Borderline’ was sampled on SeeMeNot’s July 2020 debut mixtape ‘Long Overdue: The Sound Of A Revolution’ along with an excerpt of the powerful speech by Tamika Mallory in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

    Reclaiming house music as a form of protest, ‘Long Overdue: The Sound Of A Revolution’ was SeeMeNot’s first creative work. Released via her Soundcloud page, ‘Long Overdue’ featured SeeMeNot singing a cappella over a mix from DJ Oliver Baptiste. The 30 minutes of music is the sound of a Black female artist detailing the journey of Black people from Fight to Flight, channeling the pain she’s experiencing – and experienced – into something beautiful that pays respect to her ancestors but serves as a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional healing through singing and music. Influences from country music to gospel are joined through a shared history of hymnals as both protest and healing music. SeeMeNot recently released a PSA on her YouTube featuring an acapella from the mixtape – “a childhood cover” of the late Ray Charles – paying homage to Black Lives Matter.


    ARTISTJeigo
    TITLEWe Are Not Nothing EP
    LABELPets Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.PETS124
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. We Are Not Nothing
    2. A2. Far Away
    3. B1. FS Melody
    4. B2. Beyond

    Having spent the last few years working in the industry at places such as Phonica, Rye Wax, Worldwide FM & Juno Records, Jeigo’s wide palette and deep crates are evident through his nostalgic, euphoric and melancholic productions.

    Focusing on the melodic influences from the sounds of London, Detroit, Berlin, Tokyo and beyond. His eclectic tastes are thoroughly represented in his tracks, with his tendency towards carefully selected emotive samples and rhythms that straddles the void between house, UKG, techno and breaks, to create a unqiue sound that is equally fresh and nostalgic.

    With releases on labels such as air miles, Valby Rotary, Shadow City Records and more, there is much more in store in the forthcoming future from the London bred artist and DJ.


    ARTISTLuisito Quintero
    TITLEPercussion Maddness – Part Two
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR197
    FORMAT2 x 7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Latin Jazz
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Acid
    2. B. EOL Intro (Clap Your Hands)
    3. C. Son Montuno
    4. D. Four Beat Mambo

    Grammy award winner & multi grammy nominated Luisito Quintero grew up with the Latin American and African tradition of percussion. His father is just as much a percussionist as his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and his cousin Roberto Quintero . He became a member of the Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela , but soon appeared with ensembles such as Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano and toured with Oscar D'León .

    He then moved to New York, where he initially worked with Latin jazz musicians such as Willie Colón , Eddie Palmieri , Tito Puente and Celia Cruz . He then turned to the fusion of jazz, funk, salsa and African music and performed with George Benson , Herbie Hancock , Ravi Coltrane and Toshiko Akiyoshi , but also with pop musicians such as Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony.

    His First album “Percussion Maddness” was produced by Louie Vega & LQ and was released on BBE Records. Now 8 years later, re-released on Vega Records with 4 new tracks also produced by Louie Vega will be released on a double pack vinyl in two parts, one a double pack 12” and the second a double pack 7” vinyl. Enjoy the Brazilian, Jazz, African, House, & Afro-cubano sounds of Grand Percussionist Luisito Quintero on this very special vinyl release.


    ARTISTAnané
    TITLEGet On The Funk Train (Produced by Louie Vega) (Inc. Michael Gray & Mark Knight / Todd Terry Remixes)
    LABELNervous Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NER24858
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Get On The Funk Train (Louie Vega Original Mix)
    2. B1. Get On The Funk Train (Michael Gray and Mark Knight Remix)
    3. B2. Get On The Funk Train (Todd Terry Freeze Mix)

    Anané Electrifies With New Version of Dancefloor Classic “Get On The Funk Train”

    Known worldwide as one of the New York City’s most vibrant, charismatic and talented producer / DJs, Anané is uniquely positioned to bring light to the 1977 Number 1 Disco Hit “Get On The Funk Train,” originally released by the Munich Machine and produced by the renowned Giorgio Moroder

    In addition to being a singer Anané is also DJ with residencies in New York, Ibiza and Naples. She knows how to move the dancefloor and how to elevate the mood of the room from first creating the vibe to getting the crowd into a groove; ultimately taking the dancefloor into full fledged party mode. Her strong and distinctive character can be traced to her experiences growing up in Cabo Verde’s capital city of Praia located on the island of Santiago during a time of extreme political strife, and to her many years of working hard to establish herself in the always competitive music industry. It takes a lot to tackle a classic and make it uniquely your own, but that’s exactly what Anané has accomplished with this fresh and vibrant new version of “Get On The Funk Train.”

    With her wealth of talent as a performer, Anané is also highly accomplished as a record label owner. Her Nulu and Nulu Electric imprints over many years have been the source of some of the most played and sought after club bombs in the Afro House genre that is currently in vogue with DJs around the world. Her Nulu Movement line of merchandise represents the stylish, cutting edge fashion vibe of her NYC residency at Le Bain in the Standard Hotel, with designs created by Anané herself.

    As befitting an artist so well respected and admired in the community, the producer and remixer team behind this project consists of several of the most legendary and successful producers in the industry. The recording was originally produced by Grammy Award winning producer / artist Louie Vega, one of the world’s premier producers who has the rare distinctive of attaining massive success in multiple genres including House, Freestyle, R&B and just recently he has been focusing on revitalizing the great musical genre known as Disco. The production includes live strings arranged by two of the most highly accomplished members of NYC’s storied musical history Patrick Adams & Leroy Burgess, and electric guitar by Carlos Alomar, formerly David Bowie’s music director. Remixes were supplied by Todd Terry, a man who is known as one of the original New York City based producers who help create the House Music genre that we know today, and by the recently formed production team of Michael Gray and Mark Knight, two of England’s most respected and successful producer / DJs. These two stars of the industry have generated a uniquely groove focused remixer style that has had DJ’s worldwide eagerly waiting each new production.


    ARTISTJimpster
    TITLESmile For A While EP
    LABELFreerange
    CATALOGUE NO.FR259
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Smile For A While
    2. B1. Echoes In My Head
    3. B2. Echoes In My Head (Head In The Clouds Mix)

    With his One EP still getting love from the likes of Spinna, Jamie 3:26, Joey Negro, Osunlade and many more, Jimpster strikes back with another release to lift spirits during these unprecedented times. Produced during the first few weeks of the worldwide lockdown, it was his intention to
    spread a message of positivity and optimism which can be felt on title track Smile For A While. The overall mood of the track has a slightly ambiguous yet heartening tonality, with a filtered looping vocal sample taking centre stage whilst piano lines and analogue arpeggios layer up adding depth and texture. The subtle and seductive groove will draw you in and its warmth and soul will make sure you smile for a while.

    Flipping over we have Echoes In My Head which takes a more percussive approach based around a rolling bassline and crunchy live hihats. Taking a slightly darker route, Echoes In My Head feels like Jimpster has successfully managed to get all his influences to meld together perfectly to form something cohesive and substantial. His love of 90’s ‘intelligent techno’, On-U sound, early US house, ambient, all going in the melting pot and forming a track which we’re sure will be something of a secret weapon for many DJ’s. Just the kind of track that can completely hypnotise a discerning dance-floor during the hazy hours.

    Closing out the three track EP we have the Head In The Clouds Mix, which is an alternate version of Echoes In My Head which heads in a more soulful direction. Piano chords and a bending bassline grab your attention whilst a percussion-heavy groove and dubby elements create space and depth to draw you in and ensure you get lost in its heady confines.


    ARTISTJoseph Edmund / Alvaro AM / Kabbina / Campbell Fryer
    TITLEIssues VA 001
    LABELissues
    CATALOGUE NO.ISSVA001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE20/11/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Minimal
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Joseph Edmund - It's On
    2. A2. Alvaro AM - Activate
    3. B1. Kabbina - Amnesia
    4. B2. Campbell Fryer - Moody

    With music from a mix of talented producers, ISSUES is about to release their first ever VA vinyl only limited edition compilation. Each quarter there will be a VA which will contain the best selling tracks of each release and it will also be a way to showcase the sound of the label and promote the artists.

    On the A side artists there is Joseph Edmund “It’s ON” track which has Josephs trademark sound with trippy breakdowns, strong buildups and heavy basslines and also Spanish producer Alvaro Am “Activate” reflecting his new renovate sound, offering an infectious vocal hook and a heavy bassline.

    Side B includes Kabbina’s “Amnesia” which effectively reflects the trio’s unique style. Using an unmistakable synth shot, prolific vocal and a wobbly bass line that complete the dynamic track and Campbell Fryer’s “Moody” which is a unique groovy tech house track that has appeared in many sets including Michael Bibi, Detlef, Steve Lawler to name a few.

    Limited copies, no repress


    ARTISTLeon
    TITLEDisco 3000
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC160
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Disco 3000
    2. B1. Groove It
    3. B2. T-House

    Italian mainstay Leon makes a long-awaited debut on Hot Creations with Disco 3000. Set for release on 9th October, the three-track EP draws inspiration from a range of influences, most notably the early American house scene.

    As the title suggests, Disco 3000 kicks things off in a feel-good fashion with punchy kick drums and an echoing lyric that states “making it for sure.” Groove It makes an appearance next, as spacey synths conjoin on a no-nonsense, up- tempo bassline to form a real peak-time dance number, before T-House rounds off proceedings with a fast-paced kick-hat backbone and infectious, echoing vocals.

    A regular in the electronic music scene for more than a decade, Leon is no stranger to producing dance floor ready house music, having released on the likes of Relief, Defected and Crosstown Rebels to name a few. Performances at places such as Sunwaves and Pacha have helped cement his standing as one of the true heavy-hitters, whilst his recent releases, including those on Crosstown Rebels and Moan Records, have further confirmed his reputation.


    ARTISTTendts / Richard Sen / Tim Sweeney / Earth Boys / Fran-key / Metropolitan Soul Museum
    TITLE415-PR22
    LABELPublic Release
    CATALOGUE NO.PR22
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Tendts - Slice the Top
    2. A2. Richard Sen - Abstract Dance
    3. A3. Tim Sweeney - 8th & Broadway
    4. B1. Earth Boys - Eboys 2020
    5. B2. Fran-key - Summer into Winter
    6. B3. Metropolitan Soul Museum - Stoneman

    Every so often Public Release takes a snapshot along their discography timeline, to pause and recognize the various artists that represent the past, present and future of where the label sits. The last such release was in 2016, and four years, twelve releases later it’s time for another marker. This EP pools together six exclusive tracks from their global family, some on the PR roster for the very first time. From the beautifully addictive melodies by Tendts and Metropolitan Soul Museum, brooding baselines and synths from Richard Sen and Tim Sweeney, to the ecstatic floor energy produced by Fran-key and Earth Boys, the range presented here is impressive. Equally enjoyable as an abbreviated album, or as singular tracks at your service.


    ARTISTProspa / Tommy Farrow / Blue Print / Artche
    TITLEStress Records - Club Culture
    LABELStress Records
    CATALOGUE NO.STRCD003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE16/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Prospa - Prayer
    2. A2. Tommy Farrow - Let's Just
    3. B1. BluePrint - A Rose Between Two Thorns (VERONICA)
    4. B2. Artche - Two Minds

    Following the successful return of Stress Records 2018, we pay homage to the history of Stress Records by resurrecting the iconic series ‘Club Culture’. A 24 track compilation showcasing some of the new talent that they have developed. The album captures the sonic essence of Stress Records featuring some of the hottest new names in dance music that Stress has built from the ground up, including talent such as Prospa, Will Easton, Tommy Farrow. The album also features a number of exclusive tracks from producers admired by Stress and that are tipped for big things to come. This is the sound of clubland.  

    Celebrating clubs and dancing - even if we can’t dance quite yet.


    ARTISTJamie Clarke
    TITLEMirror Talk EP (Inc. Pablo Mateo / CasaNova / Philippa Remixes)
    LABELEither Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.EIT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mirrortalk
    2. A2. Mirrortalk (Pablo Mateo Remix)
    3. B1. Mirrortalk (CasaNova Remix)
    4. B2. Mirrortalk (Philippa X-Wing Starfighter Remix)

    Jamie Clarke is a producer, musician and DJ. His label Either// hosts his recent work. Its first release, ‘Mirror Talk’, features remixes by Pablo Mateo, Casanova, and Philippa with early support from Tensnake, Ame, Piem, Joyce Muniz, Alinka, DJ T, Acid Pauli, Gene Farris bc, Severino… You can find earlier work appearing on diverse labels of favoured artists. “The Gene Krupa of electronic music” an admirer commented of his style: rolling, syncopated, digressive but ultimately melodic. Now, late 80s, a dark Detroit basement, eyes shut, the pound and sweep of that sound - you’re there.

    Residencies at home in Dublin include The Pod, Hospital and his own UP!, the renowned rooftop party. He regularly guests across the continent and has projects in development in the US. In recent years the Reykjavik music scene has been a second home where Kaffebarrinn is a favourite haunt.

    Either// is music label and more: catch-all company for music, art, happenings, mind-expanding experiences.eitherrecords.com


    Techno

    ARTISTHi-Ryze
    TITLEBitter Pill EP
    LABELYozMaz Records
    CATALOGUE NO.YOZMAZ010
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. I Need (People)
    2. A2. Bitter Pill
    3. B1. Incantation
    4. B2. Track n’ Trace

    Hi-Ryze brings you Bitter Pill, 4 fresh techno belters produced under lockdown. A solid mix of classic 4/4 techno and digital acid beats with tight modern engineering by Dave Campbell. Mastered and cut by Curve Pusher.

    Track a1, I Need (People) is a classic 4/4 techno-house tune with a bitter sweet 90s flavour, nostalgic vocals and nurturing bass. Track a2 Bitter Pill delivers dark slow burning digital acid beats with chilling metallic synths into an edgy mix.

    The b side opens with Incantation, a loud empowering 4/4 cut channelling tribal forces to dance our way back to party. b2 Track n’ Trace is a classic Hi-Ryze driving electro groove with cryptic synths, deep subs and restless digital programming magic.


    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLERave On Time EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
    REPRESS04/12/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Rave On Time
    2. A2. There's No One Left To Trust
    3. B1. The World Inside
    4. B2. Common Era
    5. B3. Wahr Ist Sie Dann

    Belgian tastemaker Charlotte de Witte returns to her own KNTXT to serve up the well regarded label's seventh EP. Rave On Time is about reminding us of the joys of being lost on the dance floor and is another hard hitting EP filled with her distinctive techno energy.

    Charlotte is at the centre of her own musical movement, with a hard hitting, no frills style. Her powerful grooves, whether solo or in collaboration with the likes of Chris Liebing, come laced with ambient and synth beauty. She has mesmerised crowds all over the world as well as at her own special KNTXT events, and has been as creative as ever during lockdown, as this new EP shows.

    Says the artist herself of this latest offering, "Rave On Time. Three words that probably have never been more relevant. In a time where raving feels like a distant memory, it seems increasingly important to bring music back in our lives, in reverse. Let's not forget where we came from and let's not lose hope. We'll be together again soon. Rave On Time."

    Opener Rave On Time is built on hammering, distorted kicks that bend you to their whim. Freaky vocals and monstrous hits add extra pressure and ensure you stay locked before shooting laser synths and retro hoover sounds bring the rave. There's No One Left To Trust keeps up the energy with scintillating synths rattling over rock solid drum programming that never lets up. The World Inside is brain frying material, with serrated synths firing out and growing ever more acid as the groove pounds on. Common Era is brilliant hands in the air acid-trance-techno that froths with energy and flashing strobes. Finally, vinyl only track 'Wahr Ist Sie Dann’ is a distorted, brain melting techno workout with brutalist kicks and vast walls of synths that are hugely powerful.

    As ever from de Witte, this is pure, unadulterated club music that makes a gargantuan impact.


    ARTISTAmbien Baby
    TITLEMindkiss
    LABELNaff
    CATALOGUE NO.NAFF010
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mindkiss
    2. A2. Aventura ft Priori
    3. B1. T'Siento
    4. B2. Cosquillas

    Mind·kiss (/mīnd/kis/): To touch with the whole self as a sign of love, desire, reverence, or greeting. To meet another in a space of shared perception.
    Ambien Baby’s latest offering is a meditation on distance and the possibility of connection. Working across continents, the duo exchange ideas, rhythms, and melodies like love notes passed between life-long friends.


    ARTISTSam Interface
    TITLEPink Dolphins EP
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS2007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE30/10/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Underground
    2. A2. Finally (ft. Break)
    3. B1. Crud
    4. B2. Pink Dolphins

    Sam Interface (formerly known as SNØW) returns to the seminal R&S Records following the success of last year’s R&S Presents: More Time Records Vol 1, which was a 4 track compilation featuring Ahadadream, Bala Bala Boyz, Bryte & SNØW.

    He is the co-founder of London’s More Time Records, on which he has released much of his own music as SNØW (including collaborations with Zed Bias, Fox, Dread MC & more) and can also be found monthly on Rinse FM and Reprezent Radio playing a range of percussive genres including UK Funky, GQOM, Kuduro, Afrobeats and more.

    The name change takes him closer to his first alias Interface, under which he had DnB hits with the likes of DJ Die and more, he explains: “When i first released music back in my early DnB days I used the alias “Interface” and so many people still call me Sam Interface - it feels like the most natural name for me.”

    The lead track “Underground” (which samples an announcement from the tube) references a range of London-centric genres, combining polyrhythmic percussion with an extremely upfront bass sound which draws influence from and exxagerates recent drill productions.

    “Finally”, a collaboration with an old friend & prolific DnB producer Break follows, bringing frantic motion to the release. The third track “Crud” utilises Sam’s signature gully bass production, flooding the speakers with low end on the drop. The EP wraps up with “Pink Dolphins” - a euphoric dancefloor moment which channels the energy and emotion of jungle, drawing on some of Sam’s earliest rave influences.


    Represses

    ARTISTDeanne Day (Andrew Weatherall / David Harrow)
    TITLEThe Long First Friday / Hardly Breathe
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC029
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE23/08/2019
    REPRESS06/11/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A The Long First Friday
    2. B Hardly Breathe

    From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London, Croydon and beyond, Mint Condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! Dig in....

    Here we are again, in the company of the beautiful Deanne Day - D and A = David and Andrew. Was one of several production pseudonyms used by David Harrow and Andrew Weatherall. This all happened in the mid 1990's here in London, and now, in 2019, the spotlight has swung back around on these beautiful nuggets of soul mined from the street corners of an East London long gone. Shifting, trippy, vocal driven and dubby minimal house jams are what's on offer here sir, sound good? You're in great company with this lot. Proper pre-millennium jams on this 12", contemporary classics. These tracks sound like they've just been beamed down earlier this week and will still do ultimate damage inna dance, guaranteed.

    This, the second of 2 Deanne Day reissues, has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Emissions Audio Output and all license holders for 2019 and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original DAT tapes especially for Mint Condition, courtesy of Lord Sabre & co.100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!


    ARTISTChris Liebing / Charlotte de Witte
    TITLELiquid Slow EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE27/09/2019
    REPRESS22/11/2019
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A Liquid Slow
    2. B In Memory

    Charlotte de Witte mints her new KNTXT label with a suitably epic collaboration, joining forces with techno royalty Chris Liebing for ‘Liquid Slow’, due for release on 27th September. The CLR boss and German techno pioneer has been a regular at KNTXT parties over the years, not least at the sold-out stadium event at Antwerp's Sportpaleis last year where he will be returning to once again this November, alongside de Witte, just after the release of this new EP.

    The influential pair spent time hanging out together at Awakenings Festival last year when they had the idea to collaborate. “I field-recorded the sound of a crane that was already taking stuff down next to us and thought it would be a good starting point“ says Chris. Whilst he admits the sample didn't made it on to this release, he teased a future collaboration saying "who knows, maybe there is more in the pipeline, I still have the recording".

    Current BBC Radio 1 resident Charlotte de Witte is once again in the midst of a non-stop summer that finds her taking her dark, stripped and powerful sounds to the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. She adds, “we have shared a lot of laughs, a couple of beers and a million different mixdown versions of both tracks. I consider Chris to be my friend and I’m very proud and honoured to have worked with him on this EP".

    Opener ‘Liquid Slow’ is seven minutes of heavy and hypnotic techno. It is stripped back to an acid bassline and earth rumbling kicks, with a meandering lead synth line and a darkly absorbing spoken word vocal over the top sure to lock in the dance floor for the duration. ‘In Memory’ ups the pressure with rumbling drums and bass sweeping you up as more acid twitches and tough hits nail down the groove. It is another powerful and compelling piece of techno from this vital pair.

    This is the latest fascinating development in the story of Charlotte de Witte and her KNTXT brand. Now a label as well as a radio show and event series, KNTXT strives to be a progressive player within the vibrant techno scene.


    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLESelected EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Selected
    2. A2. Form
    3. B1. Time
    4. B2. Amar

    For the upcoming release on KNTXT, label boss Charlotte de Witte announces a dual EP release.
    “The Selected EP and Pressure EP, to me, are the perfect reflection of the music I have been playing over the years.” says Charlotte de Witte. “On the Selected EP people will find the straightforward Techno sound with the Acid twist, that I love to bring to the floor when I’m touring.”
“It’s counterpart, the Pressure Ep, is an extension of the mixes that I assemble for my BBC Residency. A more ambient approach, that’s rougher around the edges.”
    “Both releases can be seen as an ode to the techno I love and cherish.” concludes de Witte.
    On the subject of the dual release Charlotte says “For me this duality is essential to explore my interests both as a producer and DJ. Therefore it also made sense to me to release them simultaneously, as we also combine our label releases with events and our weekly radio show.”


    ARTISTCharlotte de Witte
    TITLEPressure EP
    LABELKNTXT
    CATALOGUE NO.KNTXT003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS23/10/2020
    REPRESS08/01/2021
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Pressure
    2. A2. Meridians (Vocal Mix)
    3. B1. Meridians (Dub Mix)
    4. B2. Pattern

    For the upcoming release on KNTXT, label boss Charlotte de Witte announces a dual EP release.
    “The Selected EP and Pressure EP, to me, are the perfect reflection of the music I have been playing over the years.” says Charlotte de Witte. “On the Selected EP people will find the straightforward Techno sound with the Acid twist, that I love to bring to the floor when I’m touring.”
“It’s counterpart, the Pressure Ep, is an extension of the mixes that I assemble for my BBC Residency. A more ambient approach, that’s rougher around the edges.”
    “Both releases can be seen as an ode to the techno I love and cherish.” concludes de Witte.
    On the subject of the dual release Charlotte says “For me this duality is essential to explore my interests both as a producer and DJ. Therefore it also made sense to me to release them simultaneously, as we also combine our label releases with events and our weekly radio show.”


    ARTISTDennis Ferrer / Ferreck Dawn / John Summit / OFFAIAH
    TITLEEP9 (Inc. Riva Starr Remix)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD612
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
    REPRESS30/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Riva Starr Paradise Garage Club Mix)
    2. A2. Ferreck Dawn featuring Anthony Valadez - By My Side (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. John Summit - Deep End (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH - Play It By Ear (Club Mix)

    Coming as the ninth edition of the series, ‘EP9’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering an upfront package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side with Riva Starr’s remix of Defected anthem ‘Hey Hey’ by Dennis Ferrer, a tribute to Giorgio Moroder’s pivotal sound and the Paradise Garage early house vibe and serious dancefloor weapon. Ferreck Dawn’s ‘By My Side’ follows, a refined house groover with melodic keys, a soft filtered vocal and undulating beat featuring Californian producer Anthony Valadez. The flip opens with John Summit’s ‘Deep End’, a captivating house cut from the rising star that achieved Beatport #1 weeks after its release. Closing out the EP is Defected regular OFFAIAH, a slick, dancefloor-ready cut with OFFAIAH’s signature grooving bassline and an irresistible melody.


    ARTISTLouie Vega presents Unlimited Touch
    TITLEI Hear Music In The Streets
    LABELNervous Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NER25039
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
    REPRESS09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A. I Hear Music In The Streets (Touch Mix)
    2. B. I Hear Music In The Streets (7" Expansions NYC Dub)

    Grammy Award winner Louie Vega has the unique ability to spotlight and highlight the most essential elements of classic dance tracks and remix and recreate them to create something just as powerful for today’s audiences. Currently in the midst of putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Expansions In The NYC, Louie took some extra time to gather together the original members of the seminal New York – based disco funk band Unlimited Touch and collaborate with them at Log Cabin Studio in Manhattan and his own Daddy’s Workshop Studio in New Jersey to produce the 2020 edition of “I Hear Music In The Streets.”

    Unlimited Touch consists of Audrey Wheeler (lead singer), Phil Hamilton, Tony Cintron, Sandy Anderson (RIP), Stephanie James and Lenny Underwood. “I Hear Music In The Streets” was originally released on legendary imprint Prelude Records in 1981.

    Growing up in the Bronx, from an early age Louie had an affinity and love for all the various musical genres that were bubbling up in New York during that era defining creative period. It is that passion that has stayed with him during a career that has brought him Grammy’s, several worldwide hit records, and a status as one of the world’s most sought after DJs. It was especially fulfilling for Louie to work with the original members of Unlimited Touch, He quickly realized that their talents were still as strong as ever as they performed musical and vocal elements from the original song, and that they had the vision to see how the song could be re-energized by having Louie add his unique production elements to this seminal tune.

    Louie is in the midst of an especially prolific and productive period. In 2016 he released the Grammy nominated Louie Vega Starring….XXVIII full length album; 2018 saw the release of the widely acclaimed and chart topping NYC Disco 2 X CD and 4 X vinyl album on Nervous Records. Known universally as “The Maestro” due to the standards of excellence he maintains in his productions, DJ Performances and live appearances with his Elements of Life Band, Louie Vega is now ready to unleash another gem to add to one of the music industry’s most remarkable body of work.


    ARTISTCraig Bratley
    TITLEThe 99.9% EP (Inc. Andrew Weatherall Remix)
    LABELFutureboogie Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.FBR062
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS09/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. 99.9 (Original Mix)
    2. A2. Italo Love
    3. B1. 99.9 (Andrew Weatherall 100% Remix)
    4. B2. Take Me To Bedford Or Lose Me Forever

    Stalwart of the scene, Craig Bratley, serves up big Italo flavours all over the “99.9% EP”, ably backed with a remix from Mr. Andrew Weatherall.

    With previous releases on Neil Diablo’s To Rack & Ruin, Tsuba, Is It Balearic? and Robsoul Recordings, Bratley’s Futureboogie debut opens with the searing synths and chugging arped bass of “99.9%”. Wide-eyed melodies and punchy drums demand a mirror ball moment to this fabulous cut.

    Family favourite, Andrew Weatherall, takes the chugging tempo to new depths, remolding “99.9%” into a tense, reverb soaked, dubbed out sci-fi encounter.

    Further explorations into space disco are to be found on “Italo Love” with luscious waves of thick analogue sound and planetary FX, whilst on “Take Me To Bedford Or Lose Me Forever”, distinct Asian influences are at play, as Bratley channels his inner Vangelis for a mesmerizing and cinematic piece.


    ARTISTRon Basejam
    TITLEAfter The Rain EP
    LABELFutureboogie Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.FBR059
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. After The Rain
    2. A2. The French Exit
    3. A3. Jacob's Chair
    4. B1. Raise
    5. B2. After The Sun

    Purveyor of fine disco grooves and future funk, Ron Basejam, returns to Futureboogie with the bustling 5 track EP, “After The Rain”.

    Having already contributed some key releases and remixes to the label, from his 2016 collaboration with Neil Diablo, his first class remix of The White Lamp’s “It’s You” to his stellar productions as part of Crazy P, Basejam gets right down to business across all five cuts.

    Rhodes keys glide over soulful vocals and a frenetic percussive workout on “After The Rain” as elegant soaring strings lift the atmosphere perfectly. A raw and stripped back bass and drum funkfest shapes “The French Exit”, whilst on “Raise”, a heavy synth riff breaks out over tom-laden beats and uplifting vox.

    The quality never drops as further excursions into soulful street vibes are dished out across “Jacob’s Chair” and the positively energetic euphoria of “After The Sun”. An EP packed with many different shades of Ron Basejam’s continually on point productions, this is a must for lovers of the boogie!


    ARTISTDMX Krew
    TITLEDon't You Wanna Play?
    LABELGudu Records
    CATALOGUE NO.GUDU002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE04/10/2019
    REPRESS29/11/2019
    REPRESS09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Deep House
  • Electro
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. CJ Vibe
    2. A2. DXIOO
    3. B1. Don't You Wanna Play?
    4. B2. 110 Series

    Having begun in spring 2019 with the Moment EP, featuring her international hit ‘Starry Night’, Peggy Gou continues the story of Gudu Records with an EP from one of dance music’s most prolific artists, DMX Krew. Closely associated with Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, Ed DMX emerges once more from the underground with four sublime tracks of charismatic electronics, as potent and unmistakable as any music produced across his three-decade discography.

    For the uninitiated, opening track ‘CJ Vibe’ is the perfect, floor-focused distillation of DMX Krew’s timeless studio powering into psychedelic life, as a spaced out, playful synth line holds fort through a detailed house music trip. ‘DXIOO’ heads further down the techno wormhole - a rich, deep ballad of entangled DX100 and TR909 that expands to overwhelming machine funk.

    On the flip, ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’ strikes immediately to deliver the EP’s most suitably playful cut, pairing irresistible modulations with sharp toms and hugely satisfying hits of cowbell, revisiting the frantic atmosphere imprinted within the carefree rave heritage of the DMX Krew project. Finally, ‘110 Series’ dials down the tempo while retaining the high-spirits for an inspired composition that sees Ed take his numerous synths on a skilful and melodic moonwalk around the studio, then onwards to the dancefloor.


    ARTISTLuke Vibert
    TITLELuke Vibert presents . . . Amen Andrews
    LABELHypercolour
    CATALOGUE NO.HYPELP015
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/05/2020
    REPRESS26/06/2020
    REPRESS31/07/2020
    REPRESS09/10/2020
    REPRESS27/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • Drum & Bass
  • Jungle
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Pressure
    2. A2. God
    3. A3. Animen
    4. A4. DBC 1
    5. B1. Bass Kick
    6. B2. Ready
    7. B3. Sirius
    8. C1. Big L
    9. C2. Better Breaks
    10. C3. New Bust
    11. D1. Ready Again
    12. D2. Strange
    13. D3. Bad Boy Acid
    14. D4. Lower

    You know we are in for a treat when Luke Vibert, exponent of electronic beats and breaks since the dawn of rave, delivers not one, not two, but three new album projects, each with a specific musical theme and thread. A set of three long players, collect them all like bubble gum stickers and annoy your neighbours by playing at high volume!

    Vibert’s previous album projects for Hypercolour, both as Kerrier District, and under his own name, have always excelled, not to mention his groundbreaking and brain scrambling long players for Warp, Rephlex, Rising High Records, Planet Mu and Ninja Tune.

    Vibert revives his Amen Andrews moniker after over a decade lying dormant. Squarely aiming the sound at the ‘Amen break’, ‘Luke Vibert presents Amen Andrews’ brings together 14 slabs of raucous breakbeat bangers, riddled with cool as fuck samples and bass bin shattering sub!


    ARTISTNexus 21
    TITLEThe Rhythm Of Life
    LABELNetwork Records
    CATALOGUE NO.NEXUS21-1
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE06/12/2019
    REPRESS17/01/2020
    REPRESS09/10/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 (Still) Life Keeps Moving
    2. A2 Bass Inclusion
    3. A3 Techno City
    4. B1 Girls
    5. B2 Music
    6. B3 Real Love
    7. C1 Logical Progression
    8. C2 Can You Feel The Beat
    9. D1 Detroit B Boy
    10. D2 Techno Symphony

    Nexus 21's 1989 classic 'The Rhythm Of Life' LP is approaching it's 30th anniversary.

    For the uninitiated the LP is a perfect synthesis of UK rawness and motor-city funk, b-boy nous and sunrise soaked acid euphoria. Nexus 21's sole LP 'The Rhythm Of Life' is considered a classic for many reasons. Originally released in 1989 on the influential Blue Chip record label, and then purchased by Network when they signed Nexus 21 for (what became iconic) future recordings, the record span all of the above influences and styles into a unique rugged sonic tapestry that caused a sensation with DJ's and dancers on it's release, and for the subsequent 3 decades to follow.

    Messrs Mark Archer and Chris Peat created an album that bore a handful of club classics, on both sides of the Atlantic. Their association with Detroit, and particularly Derrick May and Transmat, saw them go to the techno mecca to record some later material that will also be reissued in the wake of this 3 decade celebration of all things Nexus 21. 'The Rhythm Of Life' is easily one of the UK's most influential techno records, it's style, sound and attitude has reverberated through dance music across the years and this timely reissue will undoubtedly excite the old-school heads and the new-school appreciators of the real deal techno sound in all it's glorious forms.

    Now, this incredible album has been repressed and remastered, and spread across 2 high quality slabs of vinyl by Above Board distribution. This essential reissue has been made with the full involvement of Mark Archer and the legendary Network Records with all tracks being sourced from the Nexus 21 DAT archive for maximum sonic playback quality. A true classic, in a new format, not to be missed.


    ARTISTFabio & Grooverider
    TITLE30 Years of Rage Part 2 (2xLP)
    LABELAbove Board Projects
    CATALOGUE NO.RAGELPPT2
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/05/2019
    REPRESS28/06/2019
    REPRESS09/10/2020
    REPRESS04/12/2020
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    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • Detroit
  • Hardcore
  • House
  • Jungle
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Rhythim Is Rhythim - Emanon
    2. A2 Cybersonik - Technarchy
    3. B1 Looney Tunes - Just As Long As I Got You (Brooklyn club mix)
    4. B2 Ecstacy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid
    5. C1 Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath
    6. C2 Juno - Soul Thunder
    7. D1 Bodysnatch - Just 4 U London (Kuff Mix)
    8. D2 Q Project - Champion Sound (Alliance Remix)

    Fabio & Grooverider have been at the forefront of UK dance music for over 3 decades. This is the roots of their story told through music.

    The 2 London DJ's are part of the DNA of the global Jungle / D&B movement and they have remained relevant, cutting edge, authoritative and essential to this truly underground art-form since it's inception. RAGE could arguably be the ground zero of Jungle. The party was started at London's cavernous Heaven club by Fabio & Grooverider in 1988, at the height of Acid House fever that was making it's way up and down the motorways, slip-roads, fields and warehouses of the M25 and further beyond every weekend, troubling the nation, the police, your parents and the press as it went. RAGE was a different beast, it certainly channelled some of that Acid energy but pitted it against the new and exciting sounds emanating from Belgium, Amsterdam, Detroit, Sheffield, Essex and Hackney and in turn created a new style, a new sonic attitude and energy in the process. Rumbling bass-lines, narcotic synth rushes and roughly chopped and sped-up breakbeats all merged into a style that we now know as Jungle. Nothing like this had been heard before, this was a brand new style and it was coming out of London's West End and Fabio & Grooverider were the people firmly behind it.

    RAGE is approaching its 30th anniversary. Its sonic and cultural legacy is still being felt today, Fabio & Groove are still shutting down raves and festivals every weekend all over the world with their superior DJ sets and musical knowledge guided by their pioneering spirit. This musical selection you hold in your hands, the first of 4 parts, sees them delve into their prodigious memories and record boxes to select a true musical representation of the very beginning of one of the UK's most unique and influential musical movements of the last 50 years. Across 4 x 2 x 12"s compilations we are taken on the journey through the sounds of RAGE, accompanied with track by track notes from Fabio & Groove themselves. This is the sound of the underground, from the inside out.

    This is a masterclass in the old-school. The roots. There is no filler here, it's simply ALL killer. Lovingly selected and programmed by the masters - 'The Living Shock' & 'The Ladies Choice'. Produced in conjunction with Above Board distribution and Fabio & Grooverider. All tracks mastered from original sources and fully licensed. Mastering by Optimum, Bristol. Artwork and design by Atelier Superplus. 2019

    Sunday Brunch broadcast 9th June, 4.4 out of 5 on Resident Advisior, Saatchi Gallery Album launch 11th July, Heaven Night Club reunion planned for September


    ARTISTPsychemagik
    TITLEWe Can Be One (Inc Kassian Remix)
    LABELPsychemagik
    CATALOGUE NO.WCB01
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE12/07/2019
    REPRESS09/10/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 We Can Be One - Original
    2. A2 We Can Be One - Original Instrumental
    3. B1 We Can Be One - Kassian Vocal Remix
    4. B2 We Can Be One - Kassian Instrumental Remix

    Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik have dropped their new single, the effortlessly smooth and immediately deep ‘We Can Be One Ft Quinn Lamont Luke’.
    An invigorating and ethereal slice of psychedelic funk, formed of reverberating acid rifts and the balearic vocals of New York’s Quinn Lamont Luke, ‘We Can Be One’ beautifully lays down the foundations and entry point into the endlessly unique and diverse world of Psychemagik.
    DJs, producers and unrivaled selectors, Tom and Danny are known for their beautiful production work, obscenely vast record collections and transcendent mixtape journeys. They boast one of the most impressive and comprehensive remix outputs in contemporary electronic music for names including Roisin Murphy, Noel Gallagher, Haim, Bryan Ferry, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Paul Weller and Metronomy.