ALEX NIGGEMANN / QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT / CHYMERA / LEE JONES
Aeon / AEON009
AEON009 is expertly crafted by AEON labelboss and veritable wunderkind of the multi-faceted anologue electronic, German DJ and producer Alex Niggemann. As a firm believer that a collection of music should unravel and develop like the plot of a good book, this EP is an apt offering from the German maestro, who has recently seen (and is still seeing) underground chart success with his release 'Materium' on Poker Flat, as the likes of Sven Vath, Tale of Us and Mano le Tough continue to drop it to revering masses across the globe. Following successful releases on Poker Flat, Compost Black Label and Last Night On Earth to name a few, 'Abaton' carries on his chameleonic success. The title track highlights Niggemann's affinity with texture and genre- defying sound, as he mixes ethereal chords with stark ashen synths for a truly goose bump- inducing musical experience. First on remix duty is the outfit Quantum Entanglement, comprised of Lee Jones and Fink, who provide a somewhat mellow interpretation, leading into a satisfying deeper progression. Irish producer Chymera evokes an eery landscape with his rework of the track, with the tentative sound of synths juxtaposed with murkier sonic trails and a tiptoeing bassline. Niggemann rounds off the EP with 'Tripping Minds' - a maze of rhythmic curlicues that dance around melancholic pads and descend over a bassline that truly packs a punch, causing the listener to yearn for a dancefloor, or reminisce on a past moment of musical clarity that can only come from the most prolific of music. The fifth track is a Beatport exclusive in the form of a Lee Jones remix. This collection of intelligent, almost lugubrious sonic expression is a fitting display of how far Alex Niggemann, and indeed his AEON label have come; catapulting you into a darker, more aggressive and impressive world of musical capability.
Systematic Recordings / SYST00202
ROBERT OWENS / SOUL CLAP / GREG PAULUS / LOUIE VEGA / TANNER ROSS
Soul Clap Records / SCR014
KEVIN OVER / TAPESH
Get physical Music / GPM283
After featuring a new version of the popular 'NY Drive' on Get Physical's 'Body Language Volume 15' compilation by DJ T., teuton duo Tapesh and Kevin Over are back on Get Physical Music by way of their fresh new 'Secret Handshake EP'. The release features three ice-cold tracks that ooze street cool, all the way from its eponymous opening, Secret Handshake, with its bubbling rhythms and long, sweet buildup, to Junior Street's soulful vocals set against a chill, heavy backdrop, and on to U Brother, closing it all with hypnotic broken beats. Sprinkled with vinyl-popping accents and a couple of vocal nods to our soulful musical forefathers, Tapesh and Kevin Over's 'Secret Handshake EP' maintains that same NY feel that brought them to Get Physical Music in the first place.
Aeon / AEON008
'Black Drop Effects' is named after the Black Drop Effect, the dark bridge which appears to join two almost-touching bodies against bright light: famously, Venus becoming teardrop- shaped on its transit across the sun, just before it moves into the darkness of space. All four tracks on this EP from Italian-born producer Palese are named after scientific aspects of the planet Venus, confirming that industrial can most certainly still be intriguing. The EP surprises you with twists and turns, defying any stereotypical assumption of techno being all uniform monotony. Here, with each hi hat and rolling bassline, Palese weaves a multi-coloured fabric for the listener - great quality techno, the type that makes your nose tingle. Kicking off with 735K (the surface temperature of Venus), don't expect to be eased in gently, as this is a worthy cut with a tempo tough enough to shake the walls of Amnesia's Main Room. Next, fellow Italian duo Speaking Minds step in, revving up the original whilst creating a more melancholic soundscape, showcasing their penchant for melodic electronic. Transit of Venus is the epitome of deep, trippy and dancefloor-ready, steering the listener into murkier unknown waters, and preparing them for the heaviest track on the EP, 4.9, titled after the planet's brightness... and this is a hefty wedge of carnal techno that the rest of the EP has you panting for. Palese has achieved what every artist creating a new (planetary) body of work sets out to do - each track strong enough to stand (and in fact raise a dancefloor) on its own, but an EP that as a whole tells a story, shooting the listener into a delirious galactic techno trance.
CULOE DE SONG
Innervisions / IV54
PER QX / ELIAS BRAVO / OLIVIER GIACOMOTTO / TOM MINTON
Great Stuff Recordings / GSR235
Per QX & Elias Bravo make their comeback on Great Stuff with the trippy "Hot Head" release. A heavy hitting acid bassline marches through fields of modern - effect filled percussion & synth layers. Those provide the perfect surrounding for the pitched vocal, that adds some extra craziness to this peak time beast. Olivier Giacomotto's remix is a kind of very sleek a slow burner. He stripped down the original elements to a bare minimum and concentrated on just the essentials. That way he made more space for the bassline and chopped up vocal snippets to breath and have an even bigger impact on the dancefloor. Finally Tom Minton is closing out the EP in perfect style. He laid most of his focus on the vocal and placed it in a different scenario. Huge build ups and rougher sounds replace some of the original ideas but still make perfect sense!
MASSIMO CASSINI / PROUDLY PEOPLE / RAMON TAPIA
Say What? Recordings / SAWH014
This alliance of Massimo Cassine and Proudly People pumps out some serious heads-down business and the title track gets us in a dubby mood with lazy chord stabs, mangled vocal action and quirky effects. Label boss Ramon Tapia set out to also dub things out even more, going for a cavernous approach which is heavily supported by a locomotive rhythm section. The EP closes with "Debil" with its very sticky bassline and organic sounding drum set. Of course, more heavily processed vocals are in order and haunting synths make their appearance around the breakdown.
Fantastic Friends Rec / FFRLIMITED004
A new punchy, smart & groovy 3-tracker featuring label boss Nicolas Duvoisin & Markus Homm Remix. Nicolas
Duvoisin's "Right" is a slamming tech-house bomb like even your mother would be dancing at this infectious, catchy,
hypnotic groove, at these claps, dirty & obscene like ass-slaps, at these cobra-ish dangerous snares, playing a vicious
hide & seek, a ghost-iish presence like an obsessing menace.
As hypnotic as the original, this version is everything but a slamming tech-house track. Build on a minimalistic &
atmospheric groove, sprinkled with dreamy synths lines & ethereal vocals, Markus Homm's remix of "Right" is a
delicious & addictive piece of smart dancy house-music. "I know it" is a perfect tech-house tool, punchy as hell, sexy as
fuck, a promise to orgasm for every pair of dancing shoes, honey for the ears and a godsend for every dj! A good way to
cheer up a dancefloor!
Already played by :
Someone Else - Julien Chaptal - Los Suruba - Mihai Popoviciu - Markus Homm
Dachshund - Agaric - Re Up - Nico Stojan - Nathan Coles - Manuel De Lorenzi - Leix - Jules & Moss
Hermanez - Gregorythme - Dhaze - Ben Hoo - and many more ...
Ovum Recordings / OVM247
Ovums 20th birthday celebrations continues with the debut of Tuccillo Tuccillo has been a producer/DJ for longer than 15 years being a self-taught virtuoso of the electronic sound. Originally from Italy, he established himself in Ibiza a few years ago. He stood out with his open format sound, playing House, Techno, Deep House, Down tempo and Balearic. He blended an electronic and analog sound, which became his own and unmistakable sound. Outside of his legendary DJ sets, he has also made a name for himself as a talented producer, recording for labels like 2020Vision , 8bit , Holic Traxx , unblock and now Ovum. Tuccillos debut on Ovum displays his incredible diversity. There is no way to put a label on it, but to say it is purely Tuccillo. On the title track Lunes, Tuccillo delivers snappy NY house beats around proper techno rhythms and a haunting vocal. You can imagine yourself getting lost in this music. For Take My Joy, the approach is pure funked out goodness. You can once again feel the influence of NY house but with a tech twist. Infectious grooves along with perfectly placed vocal samples make for a track that will have the dance floor rolling! For the final cut on the EP, we have Triphouse which is a hypnotic journey. The haunting vocal and modulating stabs make for an absolute monster of a track. The twists and turns will keep the crowd moving. Three diverse tracks that should find their way into a diverse selection of DJs
YAMEN / EDA
Turquoise Blue Recs / TQR017V
Northern England's Turquoise Blue imprint delivers the 'Parallel Minds' EP this September, coming
courtesy of French duo Yamen & EDA, backed with remixes from Terence:Terry and John Dimas.
Yamen & EDA aka Hadrien Alaoui & Francois Sauri were born and raised in the south of France, since hooking
up in 2011 and starting to produce material together the duo have found themselves playing sets at some of
Europe's most influential nightclubs, such as Watergate (Berlin), Social Club (Paris) and The Garage (Leeds).
Here we see the pair offer up an EP for the ever on-point Turquoise Blue imprint, and with material forthcoming
on One Records and the launch of their Rawmance LTD label, evidently these two are ones to watch over the
coming months and 2015.
Kicking off the release is the original mix of 'Windmill', a stripped percussive-led number fuelled by sparse,
minimalistic drums, rumbling sub-bass tones and mind-bending vocal murmurs. La Vie En Rose owner
Terence:Terry steps up to rework 'Windmill' to follow, upping the energy levels with the percussive aspects,
and bringing a more stab focused resonant bass hook to the forefront.
Second on the original content from the duo we have 'Physicall', embracing a similar low-slung aesthetic to the
preceding cut the pair blend shuffling rhythms and processed spoken word vocals with swirling ethereal pad
sounds and subtly programmed bass hits to create a smooth, hypnotic number. Berlin-based John Dimas
reshaphes 'Physicall' next with his 'Warped Mix', and as the name would suggest Dimas re-twists the original
number into a fluttering, heavily processed interpretation.
Freerange Records / FRD195
As we hurtle towards our 200th Freerange release the quality output you've come to expect from Freerange shows no sign of faltering with Bas Amro bringing you an absolutely stellar EP entitled You And Me. Dutch wunderkind Bas has built himself a solid reputation through only a handful of releases on labels such as Wolfskuil, Kutchuli and most notably his 2011 EP Ten on Freerange which has gone onto become a stone-cold classic in the deep house mecca of Johannesburg.
This long awaited follow up delivers on every level and if early feedback and crowd response is anything to go by looks set to push Bas further into the spotlight where he deserves to be. You And Me starts in a deceptively understated manner wrapping you in a shroud of warm, dubby stabs underpinned by a rolling groove that can%u2019t fail to draw you onto the dancefloor. Things stay deep with hints of Chandler and echoes of Basic Channel until the breakdown arrives, the filters roll up and the whitenoise shines through bringing a new energy and dynamic to the track.
A classic, timeless vibe which we're proud to be bringing you on Freerange. As with his previous release Ten, Bas works hard to deliver not one but two faultless originals so flip over for Across The Street featuring the vocals of Kennifer and you won't be disappointed. A simple, repeating six-measure synth hook DRIVES the track and brings with it a lovely looseness and lack of obvious structure. Kennifer%u2019s sparse, almost improvised sounding vocal drops heighten the sense of space and freefall effect making such a refreshing change to most of todays formulated and conventional house music.
Last up is an amazing remix of You and Me from rising start Matt Karmil who brings his own unique and refreshing sound to the EP. Karmil%u2019s recent LP on PNN won rave reviews from all corners and with just two other releases on Beats In Space and International Records Recordings he seems to have burst from out of nowhere but has certainly become hot property in the last 12 months. His forthcoming remix for John Talabot and Axel Boman under their Talaboman is immense and here he treads a similar path focusing on a raw percussion-heavy sound with very minimal tweaks and effects adding subtle colour and interest. These days it's very hard to breakthrough with an original, new approach to house but Matt Karmil seems to have done it with ease.
Salted Music / SLT077
Get Physical Music / GPM277
After over a decade spent producing tracks and mastering house music in all it's forms, this month sees Italian studio veteran Giuseppe Tuccillo making his debut for Get Physical Music with "Inside Out", a four track EP of slow burning, hypnotic and soulful dancefloor tracks. "Inside Out" is propelled by a timeless sense of sound and immaculate production. Throughout "Inside Out" Tuccillo references classic dance sounds, at the same time never losing his sense of identity and groove that characterise his music. Tuccillo draws from impressively broad pallette, incorporating ideas into his highly polished tracks resulting in an aesthetic that is owes as much to Chicago as Ibeza. "Moon Module" is centred around is a laid back groove and an irresistibly simple bassline that draw listeners deep into the track. Melodic flourishes are underpinned by rolling percussion that echoes the ghosts of breakbeats from british rave, but with a gentleness of touch that evokes the open sky of a beach party rather than a confined club. "Luna Module DUB" strips back the melodic elements of "Moon Module" leaving the bare bones of the track behind. The dub mix is powerfully hypnotic house music, a deep drum machine jam that repeats an uncomplicated bassline until the listener wants it to go on forever. In "Timeless Mood" Tuccillo places a bubbling acid bass at the centre of the track, combining BALEARIC sounds, analogue synths and crisp organic percussion to create a slowly evolving psychedelic trip. Fizzing synthetic stabs add a touch of disco, completing the fusion of sounds, Tuccillo demonstrating perfectly his ability to assimilate his influence and create something unique. The title track is slightly darker in mood than the rest of "Inside Out". Jacking drum machines provide the backbone to a deep house sound that builds and washes over the listener in a wave of soulful vocal samples and synthesised pads. Highly detailed, "Inside Out" is rich with elements working together, emerging into and fading from view. Viewed as a whole "Inside Out" is a perfect track for dancing on a rooftop and watching a city descend into darkness. Well over ten years into his career, "Inside Out" shows Giuseppe Tuccillo still at the top of his production game, deftly producing timeless house music in his own singular style.
PETE TONG / JOHN MONKMAN / PLEASUREKRAFT
Suara / SUARA146
Pete Tong doesn't need introductions. He's been one of the most influential DJs for decades and on September 1st he makes his debut on Suara. For this release Pete has teamed-up with his friend John Monkman to create a special piece of art called "The Bumps", a juicy melodic deep house tune with a well constructed bassline that will thrill you since the first instant. You can feel here the incredible hands and studio skills of John Monkman, one of the hottest names of the UK techno & house scene, a rising star that has recently released on Get Physical, Armada, Warung or Anjunadeep and is already working on a follow up EP on Suara later in the year too. This is a must have dancefloor warmer for all DJs. The original cut comes backed with a remix from the dynamic tech-house duo Pleasurekraft which is a peak-time stormer. It's an honour to have these three big and quality artists with the kitties!
THOMAS GANDEY / ME & HER / MENDO / STEVIE R / IAN MCKENZIE
Off Recordings / OFF098
We were long craving a little female touch here at OFF headquarters and we have luckily found exactly the right dose of girl-powered funk to amaze our fans all over the globe. ME & her are two musical soul-sisters bridging different cultures and talents. Jen & Phuong have a great background of influences and are rapidly making waves in the house music world. "Ginseng" could easily be a single, featuring the magic vocal work of Thomas Gandey it creates an hypnotizing vibe with crazy synths and fxs over a funk infused bassline and a killer groove, Adding to our neverending list of all-star remixers, we brought in Mendo, from Cadenza, Defected, Suara and 8-Bit fame, a big name when it comes to mindblowing reworks, fact that he proves turning the track into a peak hour techy irresistible monster crafting the original elements with perfection. The second rework for "Ginseng" comes in the hands of Stevie R and Ian Mackenzie who bring the pace down into a deeper landscaped version with plenty of leading synths and atmospheric value. "Oyster" is another dancefloor stormer, with a rolling tech house beat and infectious synth bass licks. Once again ME & her show their love for fx atmospherics taking the track to a different level of mind tripping to close this amazing package with "Euphorbia", showcasing a fat bassline that rolls steadily into a moving chord pad. This girls are here to stay and clearly to create the best musical tools to mess with your mind, just how we like it. Glad to have them on board!
Wave Addict Records France / WARF019
Poker Flat Recordings / PFR151BP
he unsung hero of melodic techno prepares to step up to the Poker Flat plate for a second time, continuing the partnership that began with the epic 'Planet Funk EP' earlier this year.
ALEX NIGGEMANN / AUDION / RIPPERTON
Poker Flat Recordings / PFR152
Poker Flat Recordings welcomed the ever-prolific Alex Niggemann back to the fold for another speaker-troubling dispatch back in the spring with Materium; a heavy-duty EP with a title track that more than lived up to his usual high standards. A sprawling, tough journey into analog techno - with a dash of house thrown in, "Materium" is epic in every sense of the word.
FILSONIC / JAMIE JONES
Hot Creations / HOTC049
Filsonik, one of New Yorks finest old school underground DJ/producers is down to make his debut on the illustrious Hot Creations imprint after his regular appearances at Circo Loco DC10 and close relationship with the Martinez Brothers brought him into orbit with Jamie Jones et al. A staple in Jamies sets at the moment and always creating a major impact on the dance floor, Dogfish is testament to Filsoniks nuanced production skills and flair for a killer groove and a ridiculously infectious swagger. Ever in demand, master remixer Jamie draws upon his classic persuasion for free styling wonkiness and rowdy basslines on the B side. Warping the origibal into darker territory and bleeping the beats into submission. Expect to hear bother version everywhere this summer..
KIWIS / APPLES & LIMES
Canal Auditif / CANAUD 002
ROACH MOTEL / DJ PIERRE
Get Physical Music / GPM276
'Wildpitch I love you...' "During the last few years, I keep on getting videos and messages sent to me of DJ's like 'playing your old Roach Motel mate in DC10' and 'I'm at P-Bar and the place is going mad to Wild Luv'. It was our homage to that classic DJ Pierre sound of the early 90s. A sound that inspired a genre and was the soundtrack to THE greatest club in the world of the 90s, New Yorks 'Sound Factory'. Around 5am the resident DJ, Junior Vasquez, would take the music darker with a vortex of stabs, reverse squelches and samples that had a decade earlier graced the Paradise Garage in there OG form. 'Wild Luv' has lasted the test of time and we hope you will enjoy our 2014 remix and Dubs and the remixes (including a real banger by the creator himself DJ Pierre)... 'Wild Pitch we will always love you'.-Terry Farley
QTIER / EDU IMBERNON / DAVID AUGUST / BAMBOOK
Fayer / FAY001
Fayer is the record label from Edu Imbernon. Focused on bridging the gap between the worlds of indie and electronica and the more club focused sounds of house and techno music. The debut release features Qtier, two London-based electronic musicians, who already released on Bpitch Control. The remix package here covers all corners of the electronic world. The first comes from Edu Imbernon himself, Culprit boys Bambook deliver second one and David August brilliantly closes the package.
Pushmaster / PM008
Vinyl only!Following The Well-received V Chronicles Singles 1&2 (markus Suckut, Rod, Skudge, Dj Rolando), This Is The Third In The Vinyl-only Exclusive Series For Pushmaster Discs By Tuscan Techno-wunderkind Ilario Alencate W/feat. Tom Diciccio & Mike Denhert.
CORNER / CLAUDIO TAHI / GAGA / PHUTURE TRAXX / FABRIZIO PETTORELLI
Neverending Records / NEVERENDING045
WE TRUST IN MUSIC WE LOVE
Moon Harbour / MHR071
Now a firm part of the modern Moon Harbour make up, frequent label artist Sven Tasnadi is back with a new EP that comes complete with a fantastic remix by Marco Faraone. The German producer last offered up his essential wares back in late summer 2013 with his Stop Talking EP, and has also released on great stables like Smallville, Cocoon and Poker Flat. His sound is deep and rhythmic and across three tracks here he lays down yet more infectious grooves that will whole floors under their spell. 'On Your Mind' opens things in fine style with loopy drums and dusty hi hats rolling over rich and paddy kick drums. A whole ambiance of voices swirls about, adding plenty of charming atmosphere, and an indecipherable but party-starting male vocal coo shoots through the mix to bring a sense of energy and excitement to proceedings. The dub from Italian Marco Faraone - who runs his own Etruria Beat label and releases on places like Desolat and Drumcode - is a much darker and tougher thing driven by firm drums. Subtle dub chords peel off the groove, grainy texture fleshes it out and this one is a pure backroom bomb. Sven Tasnadi then serves up the standout 'Feel Good', an introverted bit of shuffling and heads down deep house with spacey atmospheres and a clean spoken word monologue. The ripping bassline is a fine thing that supercharges the track as the shining, sharp edged hi hats cut through the humid air. Seriously deep, it makes way for last cut 'Miss Understood', a silky, liquid and rolling bit of silvery tech house with curious synth lines, eerie, desolate soundscapes and yet another engaging baseline that really drives things on. Each track on this EP manages to be seductively deep at the same time as being perfectly driven for the dancefloor, meaning that once again Sven Tasnadi and Moon Harbour have struck gold.
RHYTHM & SOUL
SIlver Network France / SILVER038
oulful, gospel-inspired deep house is what Joaquin Diaz's Rhythm&Soul alias brings to Jef K's Kiss-inspired Silver Network - goin' strong since '99. It's his debut for the French label and he's given the royal treatment thanks to remixes from John Dimas and Freak 'n' Chic's Djebali, which includes a bonus dub mix. Dimas' rework is energetic and free flowing, highlighting his unique style best heard on releases for Bass Culture and Clapp. Meanwhile Djebali's contributions provide two alternatives; something light and cruisey, while the dub is reduced and a house DJ's ultimate tool ready for the working.
Get Physical Music / GPM272
'We dont really know if the young BRYAN KESSLER listened to Kraftwerk, but then again we didnt ask - who cares, anyway? What's certain, however, is that this punk renegade, songwriting wunderkind and all-around exceptional producer is a man of many faces, and all of them rock. Discovered on stage while spouting anarchist pop slogans and showcasing an impressive underage mohawk haircut, he never was to be a bottled genius sticking to only one gun - and soon set out to become the lead singer and guitarist for neo punk nutters THE POLLYWOGS, while embarking on an equally public career as prolific DJ and dance music producer. It's his mighty fine electronic swagger (and a hearty disrespect for genre norms) which already led to powerful solo releases on Get Physical and LIKE Records, with excitingly raunchy material to follow on Colognes fringe rave imprint Low Hanging Fruit which is distributed via Kompakt. While working with friends from Comeme he shows up his experimental red line in sound with a skillful easiness. This marks the earth-shattering first steps of a truly remarkable new voice in a traditionally complacent dance industry - little fishes, beware: theres a new shark in the pond.'
Secret Reels / SR001D
H.O.S.H. / ANDHIM
Diynamic / DIYNAMIC066D
The long awaited collaboration of H.O.S.H. & andhim - grand finale of H.O.S.H.'s "Forever Young" series. Look who's back, back again. It's one of the main men at Diynamic, the one and only Mr. H.O.S.H.! The dude is a key member of the Diynamic family, has been for years and always comes up with the floor filling goods. Now he brings his extra special 'Forever Young' project to a close with another fantastic EP featuring two more very special house tracks. The well received project has seen the artist release four limited edition EPs on 10" vinyl, with each track representing a character from a childhood dream, and one of these cuts was made in collaboration with German Get Physical duo andhim. Up first is the mighty 'Captain' - a suitable title considering H.O.S.H.'s DJ adventures on the high seas in Ibiza. It's a deep track driven along by rich drums and warm bass notes as rough metal percussion lashes about in the foreground, a little bit like a stormy sea breeze. On the flip, the brilliant 'Writer' is another lush bit of artistic and musical house music with woody percussive sounds, sombre downbeat chords and more ethereal pads.
TUBE & BERGER / MONKEY SAFARI / ADAM BEYER / COYU / RODRIGUEZ JR.
SUARA / SUARA141
So... Here we have one of the most hightly awaited EPs of the year. Since the transcendence "Imprint Of Pleasure" took being the most sold track on Beatport from 2013 and definetely one of the tracks of the year, we cannot miss the chance to release a remix pack. And then, the big question: ¿Which artists should remix this track?. After many discussions, we concluded that we needed four totally different point of views for such an amazing cut. That's why we choose: Monkey Safari, Adam Beyer, Rodriguez Jr. and of course our mastercat Coyu. Each artist gives a totally and unique point of view. Now it's your turn to decide who you think did the best job. We can't decide one. We love them all!
JOSH WINIBERG / RE-DRUM / FLORINSZ JANVIER / JASON BAY / SAES
Plus Plus / PLUS019
Josh Winiberg graces Plus Plus Records with the breathtaking Awakening EP. A journey to the depths, where the ethereal meets the emotive, a delight for the senses and for the dancefloor. The original tracks Weeping Willow and Awakening demonstrate Joshs razor sharp, understated production abilities, juxtaposed with his refined composers ear for melody. First to take Joshs bittersweet productions to a different corner is Toulouses The Shining-inspired Re-Drum, with a slowed-down deep industrial disco rework. Next up, permanent fixture on the Dutch underground electronic scene Florisz Janvier gives Weeping Willow a leftfield house treatment, skittering percussion interplaying with shimmering synths. Plus Plus Records boss Jason Bay takes the controls with an epic tech-infused journey deep into the night, that builds and builds into a joyous electronic disco crescendo... And finishing off the package with aplomb, SAES takes us to left-of-centre, downbeat electronic house territory. Joshs skills as a dj and dance producer are informed by his roots as a prodigious classical pianist and composer. Josh released his first album at the age of just sixteen, and played at events such as Italys prestigious Ravello Festival. Whilst still a music student, a university exchange to Berlin exposed Josh to the German house and techno scene, and upon completion of his degree Josh moved there and immersed himself in electronic music. During his four years living in Berlin Josh honed his djing and production skills, used to great effect on releases for Push Communications, Sublunary, and Plus Plus amongst others, finding support from the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Pig & Dan, Motorcitysoul, and many more.
THOMAS ROBERTS / JOHN ROYA / MIGUEL ORTEGA / EMMANUEL KASTA / KAE ALLEN / KILLIAN BARTOK / MAX MULLER / RICARDO DIIAZ / MAXIME LAFFON
Scander Music / SCMDS1
Scander Music release a collection of deep Music . Featuring tracks Thomas Roberts, Killian Bartok, Ricardo Diiaz, Max Muller, Maxime Laffon, John Roya, Miguel Ortega & Emmanuel Kasta and Kae Allen
BEN LA DESH
Dirt Crew Records / DIRT080
Ben La Desh drops his follow up to the very successful 'Midnight Rendez-Vous EP' from 2012. Back than this was his debut on Dirt Crew and it gave him great recognition in the Deep House scene. Since that first release he has done proper work on labels such as 'Sleazy Beats Black Ops', 'Outernational', 'Young Adults' and most recently on the great 'Delusions of Grandeur' with his remix for '6th Borough Project'. In this 4 track EP Ben La Desh digs even deeper in his universe of moody House. Taking the tempo down and making the grooves tight and driving. The pace is set with the first track of the EP 'Stellar Talk' that evolves around a great pumping bass line and wide atmospheric textures with hints to some Disco and even 80's sounds. The second track 'Whiplash' is a much darker affair, for us one of the most interesting tracks Ben La Desh has produced to date... it winds and twirls around a phased sound that places the whole mood of the track in a spacey almost sci-fi movie scenery. The third offering is the shiny 'Moon Swing' that picks up the tempo again and is a real dance floor joint much like 'Stellar Talk' it continues with great sampling and atmospheric 'Vangelis' like soundscapes. The last track of this EP is the ultra slow and sexy 'Call Her'. Absolutely the highlight for us on this great record. With it's slow beat and the Hip Hop style break beat and cowbell thing going on this is a real slow burner for those lazy summer afternoons... Chilin' on a groovy Tip.
Desolat / DESOLAT038
Traumer aka Romain Reynaud has been plugging away of late with a string of fresh material surfacing in 2014, much of which has seen the blossoming producer pick up support from the likes of Mr.G, Franck Roger, and Doc Martin to name but a few. Here we see Romain join the roster of Loco Dices Desolat imprint. Across the double pack we see Traumer skilfully explore a range of styles, opening cut Hoodlum eases us in nicely with a bass-driven, funk-infused groove fuelled by jazzy melodies and gritty drum sounds. Insola, which delves into darker territories, follows this with distorted rhythms, swirling vocal licks and a Detroit tinged stab sequence. Shuttering employs a similar aesthetic tipping the focus towards weighty percussive elements while the processed chord hits subtly drive the movement of the composition. B2 Static Run explores new territories as Traumer blends a hypnotic arpeggio with bubbling low-slung percussion and expansive atmospherics. Entering the second 12 we have Swish which sees Romain opt for a more refined and minimalistic drum groove and classic dub tactics to create a blossoming seven-minute cut. Wasp tips the vibe back to peak hours with a bumpy head-nodding rhythm construction, while a low-pitched vocal and evolving, resonant synth lines add a further mind-bending appeal to the record. The package is then rounded off with closing pieces Chord X and Mobius, the first of which, as the name would suggest is led by insistent chord sequences and rumbling low-end hits, while the latter well and truly polishes off the package in style with meandering synth lines and a tripped out, unfolding feel.
JADE COX / BENEDETTO & FARINA / RIKI INOCENTE / I.C.E
Beagle Traxx / BGT007
All Tracks Written and Produced by Jade Cox, Benedetto & Farina, Riki Inocente, I.C.E. Mastered By The Code Studio Berlin
Robsoul Recordings / RBDIGI13
Ander B part 2: El Monte "...tracks inspired by rural culture, like African religion..." http://www.facebook.com/ander1111 http://www.soundcloud.com/ndrb http://www.robsoulrecordings.com
PLAYIN 4 THE CITY
Plastik People / PPR03
Back in the day, there was one artist that stood out in the underground, this person was admired and respected worldwide, his cuts we're played from Paris, London, NYC to Chicago & back again, he was - Olivier Portal AKA Playin'4 The City.
This year, 2014 - Playin 4 The City is back, 3 brand new tracks released on the deeply respected US label - Plastik People.
Side A delivers two soulful edged tracks with a reprise at the start of A1 which keeps the roots of P4TC from back in the day - both tracks include live bass by Slikk Tim.
Side B "Good Groove" is a black & white track, It has the feel of the early tracks that came out on Olivier's Straight Up label, deep & groovy elements, 16 bit samples & keeping it four to the floor.
Good Groove is sure to be a classic, one for the true heads & the P4TC collective.
Sida A: Funk In NY (OP's Reprise)
Side B: Good Groove
Needwant / NEEDW033D
Needwant welcome Berlin duo Kim Brown into the fold with the stellar 'Batteries Not Included' EP comprised of three shimmering, deep cuts to sink into. Lead track 'Other People's Space' features warm strings, mellow keys, and plenty of atmosphere while the softly melodic bassline, raw percussion and shakers provide the groove. Next up 'Snow Measurement' combines an infectious wiggly bassline and ethereal minor keys while nudisco esque closing track 'Bladenhorst' is immersed in aquatic keys, soft rolling drums and more luscious strings. In short, this EP is your answer to summer sonic daydreaming... Kim Brown is JiHun Kim & Julian Braun, local heroes on the Berlin club scene andrising producers with previous releases on Just Another Beat, Retreat, Rivulet, Rimini, Freerange, Fauxpas Musik, Film and Permanent Vacation. Their debut album 'Somewhere Else It's Going To Be Good' was released in 2013 on Just Another Beat to wide critical acclaim with Groove Magazine declaring it "one of the best house albums made in the last decade."
FULL INTENTION / ROBERT OWENS / KEITHEN CARTER / ANDRE CROM / CHI THANH / CROM & THANH
If you have been following our label for a while, you should know by now that we have put together a great number of very exciting collaboration teams all in the sake of creativity and talent combinations. In this new offering, we are proud to bring back on board house music UK legends Full Intention, who not so long ago graced us with an outstanding EP that left us craving for more. Of course we more than amazed to learn that the title track had one of the most familiar and beloved voices in House Music, Robert Owens, the man behind so many hits that we would need a whole encyclopedia to list, who lends his vocal talent to "Let Me Be", a piano house killer with a swingy groove and an amazing flow to it, a true summer weapon. "Nobody Knows feat. Keithen Carter" works as b-side but its also an impressive dance floor track building over a great piano lick and a driving baseline, indeed another winner. Our local heroes Andre Crom and Chi-Thanh put their own acid touch to "Let Me Be" turning it into a late night monster keeping the vocal essence alive while adding another level of intensity to it... Grab it now, summer is here!
JORIS DELACROIX / ARNO GONZALEZ / EGGO / VAN DID
Timid Records / TIMIDUNREAL050
GARETH WHITEHEAD / TOM TAYLOR / MATTHIAS VOGT
Bulletdodge / BDRTB01
2014 will see the release of Gareth Whitehead's debut album on his own Bulletdodge label. The album will not be the usual 4/4 house and techno affair but rather a reflection on the history of these genres. These musical mediations will see Gareth pay homage to the industry pioneers who not only inspired him as a producer and DJ but have also shaped the musical direction of Bulletdodge. Each track involves collaboration, with Gareth working alongside the originator of techno, Juan Atkins; the godfather of house, Marshall Jefferson; the legendary house vocalist Robert Owens and Brooklyn innovators Lenny Dee and Frankie Bones. The album will also include appearances from long-term Bulletdodge collaborators Pig & Dan, X-Press 2, Darren Emerson, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Space DJz, Ben Long, Tom Taylor and Werner Niedermeier. To celebrate the album release, Bulletdodge will also deliver a series of singles, a remix album and a DJ mix containing a selection of tracks from the project. Making up the first single are two tracks by Gareth Whitehead and Tom Taylor: `The Beginning' with it's shimmering electronics, deep vocals and moving bassline, plus the shuffling groove and clean beats of `A Long Wait'. The tracks are accompanied by a first-rate remix from Motorcitysoul's Matthias Vogt, who takes `The Beginning' into tougher territory, adding his trademark skills to the mix....
Saved Records / SAVED106
Hot off the heels of his latest venture with Defected Records' DFTD offshoot, and his chart topping success with "I Wanna Feel", we're extremely excited to present Secondcity's debut on Saved. The Chicago-born Londoner continues to make a name for himself with the aptly titled Technique EP, which kicks off with the lead track Deep Down. Deep Down fuses chunky beats with an infectious vocal to create an A side that manages to be both deep and banging all at once. Moving onto the B side, Technique (And We Go), and it becomes clear why there is so much talk about this young producer. Technique (And We Go), is a medley of tribal drums and piercing basslines combined with a somewhat familiar vocal urging us to "feel it!", something that the record certainly achieves. Finally we get to the culmination of the EP, the third and final track, We Go Again is a totally different take on the b side, using the habitual drums to a different effect, and creating a record independent of itself. Secondcity's Technique EP may be something slightly different for his fans, but it's clear that this young, eclectic producer is making a name for himself, and the quality of the productions and the reactions on the floor speak for themselves!
HUNTER_GAME / NU TONE / RIPPERTON / FLOWERS AND SEA CREATURES / AERA
Innervisions / IV52
MARK FANCIULLI / ROD / NIKOLA GALA
Inmotion Music / INM055
Inmotion are proud to present Mark Fanciullis stunning debut on the label. With just 3 years of production under his belt, few producers are as creative, or know quite how to innovate as Mark Fanciulli does, and the 27-year old is constantly reinventing and challenging himself, with The Abyss being no exception. The EPs namesake The Abyss is up first, and Fanciulli challenges us right from the outset with this dark, pumping techno number. Piercing vocals and banging drums fuse in a culmination of rumbling bass that is sure to give the toughest of dancefloors a good run for their money. Of the two big-name remixers on the package, ROD comes first. The dutchman delivers an epic take on Marks track, utilising every element in his own way to create a true techno record imitating sounds of early Detroit, with grand breakdowns and uplifting basslines. The grand finale of the EP comes from Greek-born Nikola Gala, who creates the most timid of mixes on this package, but still manages to keep the core peak-time feel of the track. Nikolas remix features wandering basslines and some extremely well balanced drums to round off a peak-time package of dancefloor bombs that were all extremely proud of!
Get Physical Music / GPM275
Brett Johnson returns to Get Physical once again with an EP after having his work featured on both 'Full Body Workout Vol. 12' and the recent 'Get Physical In Miami 2014' compilations. This time Brett brings us 'Paper Love', a 3 track EP opening with the raw tech-house vibe of 'Do It Like This' before moving into the booty-shake-inducing 'Still Charged'. Rounding of the EP is 'Amnesia' with a deeper, late night feel to hypnotize you further.
Hot Creations / HOTC047
Jey Kurmis is set to be a name on the rise after the Lil Nic French EP drops on Hot Creations later this month. A four pronged attack of bumping summer jams flecked with infectious vocals - lead track Lil Nic French first appeared on Richy Ahmeds massive Rinse FM compilation and rightly sets the tone with its heavy bass beat and mind bending acid line. Next up, LA Shazz specialises in a chunky percussive groove and heavy low-end. On the flip, Lover is an irresistible al fresco affair centred on a super groovy cowbell that builds with tight kicks and a richly textured soundbed. Closing the package, Miss Raadi is another deadly groover laced with a dose of freakiness.
WOLLION / HARADA / JAYMO / ANDY GEORGE
KLING KLONG / KLING093
Once again we are very proud to present new artists on Kling Klong. This time our A&Rs Martin Eyerer & Rainer Weichhold were overwhelmed by the sheer power and sound quality of the 2 originals so they couldn't resist to sign these 2 buddies from Cologne. Being longtime fans from Moda Black Records we are very happy to have the labelowners Jaymo & Andy George on board with their fantastic rework of 'Thinking Less'.
ROLAND CLARK / LOUIE VEGA
Inhouse / INHR424
ROLAND CLARK & LOUIE VEGA
REMIX PRODUCED BY LOUIE VEGA
VOCALS BY ROLAND CLARK
ALL KEYBOARDS & OVERDUBS BY LOUIE VEGA
MIX & RECORDING ENGINEER: YAS INOUE
RECORDED & MIXED AT DADDY'S WORKSHOP, NJ
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY GOOD FRIEND TODD TERRY & ALL THE ROOTS NYC HEADS IN NEW YORK CITY WHO FIRST REACTED TO THIS MONSTER TRACK AND SONG!!! & BIG THANK YOU TO ROLAND CLARK FOR BEING ONE OF OUR TOP SONGWRITER/ ARTIST IN THIS THING WE CALL HOUSE!!!
Less Than Ten / It10-003
Writing and producing dance music in “Less Than Ten” running processes? Indeed this sounds a little out of the norm especially for modern Digital Audio Workstation abilities, but where have the ideas gone? Energy and ideas are strengths and not having limitless options of sound is key to strong character-full music.