Release Date: 27th August 2021
Arctic Music 14 takes you down ambient jungle and electronic paths, switching tempos with the ethereal atmospherics and vocal riffs of Azarca.
Peel off the shrink-wrapping, open the snow-marble jacket, place the vinyl on the deck and immerse yourself in the sounds of Alaska x Synkro.
a1. Alaska - Azarca
b1. Alaska - Azarca (Synkro Remix)
Released 25th May 2018
Alaska is back with a new plate brimming with funk and emotion housed in a colour art jacket.
‘Hold On’ skips with a breakbeat packing punch to pierce any sound system with its bottom-end grit. Rhode stabs, chords and searing horns rise to vocal hooks that drop halfway in the mix. Simply Hold on.
On the flipside a classic from 1997 gets the remastering treatment for the Alaska discog-hungry Junglists.
‘The Vortex’ was an early Renegade Recordings title that sat between the likes of fellow renegade’s Shogun and Future Engineers.
Atmospheric gated-pads, Bleeps and Harps collide with heavy Amen breaks that typify the 1997 ambient era. We are proud to give The Vortex a new lease of vinyl-life.
a. Hold On
Release Date: 2nd February 2018
Arctic Music presents Venera.
Venera is a deep emotional title adding further shelflife to the growing Arctic Music catalogue. Searing guitars, keys and chime moods escalate over sharp breaks Alaska style.
Arctic Foundations's Criterion makes a welcome return on the flipside featuring Kiyomi Grounds on vocals. A small twist alongside the original intense Amen breaks with a longer 9 minute digital excursion.
b. Criterion [V]
Released 14th April 2017
Snow-white vinyl. Solace is the brand new roller from Alaska. A sequence of sad violin loops set the tone over fast breaks and strings. Sub-bass and keys glide with soulful house vocals adding the final touch for the first solo Alaska 12” in three years.
Alaska revisits the ambient number Earthloop on the flipside adding sharp downtempo drums to the original break-less recording from 2010’s The Mesozoic Era LP.
b. Earthloop [v]
Released 14th April 2017
Black & Blue vinyl repress. The Drum & Bass and Downtempo 12” from Arctic Music.
Alaska’s 33rd vinyl release takes you on an escalating journey with its head-nodding breakbeats, layered pads, bass booms and chords. Violin, piano and Rhode keys lead the ascent into a passionate orchestral crescendo and Jasheri is born.
On the flipside Alaska flexes the film-score muscles and lowers the tempo to 85 bpm with the Arctic-sleeze score of Zoranine. Xylophone riffs, oboe effects, guitar stabs, flutes and vintage keys float over a funky breakbeat groove for a chillout masterpiece.