Release Date: 14th May 2021
Cinthie’s knack for club-focused grooves has been demonstrated countless times in recent years and needs no introduction. Her next single for Aus - ‘City Lights’ - was a vinyl only exclusive from her debut album of the same name and features remixes from fellow Süd-Deutsch natives Gerd Janson and Damiano Von Erckert who both deliver hi-end peak time mixes. Keeping it in the family Wanderist rounds of the package with some of that deep-spacey electro flavour.
a1. City Lights
a2. Gerd Janson remix
b1. Damiano Von Erckert remix
b2. Wanderist remix
Release Date: 15th October 2021
Jet-setting Irish duo Bicep return to Will Saul's Aus label with two steady analog techno grooves ready for deployment in either their own wildly celebrated sets or those of any DJ looking for modern dance tracks that are still faithful to the classics - this is techno that hasn't forgotten where it came from, essentially.
Using gritty, vintage-sounding rhythm sections as solid foundations, each track gradually builds up its own lush, melodic embellishments overtop - "Circles" stays true to its name with a cyclical main melody, shadowy bass and fuzzy house pads, whereas "NRG106" sets spacey, dramatic chords and breathy vocals against the insistent, chittering machine percussion.
As usual these two esteemed bloggers / DJs / artists / all around polymaths prove themselves to be paragons of taste, but here it's clear that they are also steadily growing as producers, taking on different styles with aplomb and making it all look much easier than it really is.
a1. Bicep - Circles
b1. Bicep - NRG106
Release Date: 9th July 2021
Aus Music non-stop. Not quite content with already chalking up two of the biggest EPs of 2013 so far from Midland and Dusky, Aus return once again with yet another release you’ve been waiting for - the return of Belfast’s biggest sons, Bicep. The London-based duo of Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar had a breakthrough year in 2012, four years after the pair's Feel My Bicep blog first began. The past year has seen them play in more than a dozen countries, including major gigs across the US, China and, more recently, Australia, with particular highlights including a peak time set at Berlin’s haloed Panorama Bar and capacity crowds at both Sub Club and Trouw. In addition to the release of “You/ Don’t” on Aus, the boys also inaugurated their own imprint With the Visions Of Love EP, whilst "$tripper", which was released through Love Fever, came in at number 35 on RA's top 50 tracks of 2012 poll.
Further to that they scooped the award for DJ Mag’s Best Breakthrough DJ, supplied Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space show with an exclusive mix of unreleased material, remixed Ripperton’s “Let’s Hope,” and all the while maintaining the DJ treasure trove that is their blog. Across the EP they take things a little deeper, delving into a different area of their own personal taste. What's presented is an overall more lo-fi style and broader approach, drawing from a wide range of influences including King Street Sounds, HBO's The Wire and Aphex Twin.
A2. Courtside Drama
B2. The Game
Available: 29th March 2021
Spice Run’ is Lars + Maarten’s first release under their new Dam Swindle alias, The A side features Nikki O famous for her work with Mahogani music. Here she applies her elegant soul vox that sits perfectly over the percussion and live bass section courtesy of Dutch bass veteran Charles Nagtzaam. Other featured artists on the EP include Mauskovic Dance Band percussionist Chris Bruining on the uptempo ’Spice Run’ and Italian keyplayer Marcello Cassanelli on the jazzy ‘Get Together’. As DJ’s Dam Swindle have always had a knack for effortlessly blending genres and on this record the boys have done exactly that.
a1. Breathe (feat Nikki O)
b1. Spice Run
b2. Get Together
Release Date: 17th July 2020
Will Saul, DJ/Producer and Aus Music label head primes the 150th release for the longstanding British label with a stellar cover of the 1990 seminal techno record of the same name by Yolanda on seminal label Underground Resistance. With the original record being one of Saul’s all time favorites and UR being a constant source of inspiration it was beyond a dream to get his version fully approved by Mike Banks to celebrate the landmark anniversary. Saul then worked with Berlin based vocalist Gilli.jpg - who has recently worked with Cinthie - to re-vocal Yolanda’s song. As a former intern at Skint in the late 90s heyday, this up-streamed anthem feels extra special finally landing digitally on the label where Saul began learning his trade over twenty years ago. The vinyl will be released on Aus. There is also a version expected later this year which see’s Saul collaborate with Paul Woolford and additional remixes by Move D and Space Dimension Controller that will land shortly. The release features artwork by Trevor Jackson, the man behind the Output label, who’s releases launched careers for huge artists like Four Tet and LCD Soundsystem to name just a few. His iconic, pop art influenced work has been seen on releases including the undisputable 80’s dance classic, Raze ‘Break 4 Love’ and S’Express ‘Theme from S’Express’.
a1. Your Time Is Up
a2. Your Time Is Up (Money In The B Remix)
b1. Move (D Remix)
b2. Space Dimension Controller (TX707 Remix)
Release Date: 17th July 2020
Cinthie marks a milestone in her career this June with her debut album ‘Skylines – City Lights’ on Aus Music. Berlin’s Cinthie has grown to become one of the most respected purveyors of house music, both as a DJ and producer, in Europe and across the globe over the past few years. Through the numerous imprints she’s headed up, her productions, her soul-infused DJ sets and even her own record store Cinthie has become a driving force in the contemporary electronic music scene. Here we see the culmination of Cinthie’s career, which spans more than two decades, pieced together to make up her debut long player, a tribute to all the things that have inspired her over the years, from Chicago House to New York Garage, European rave, Nu-Disco and years of experience behind the booth and keeping dance floor’s moving. Across the project tracks like ‘Houze Muzik’, ‘Concentrate’, ‘Morning In Melbourne’ and ‘Bassline ‘shine a light on Cinthie’s true love, authentic, soul drenched and raw House music. ‘2k Garage’, as the name would suggest, also nods to her love of the UK Garage sound and cuts like ‘City Lights’ and ‘No One Can Take You From Me’ lean towards Disco influences old and new. Further additions see Cinthie exploring new territories for the album format, experimenting with a downtempo aesthetic on opening track ‘Skylines’, textural electronica on ‘Flashback’ and Acid House nostalgia on ‘Calling’ and ‘Horizon’. ‘Skylines – City Lights’ beautifully showcases the life and inherent passion for electronic music Cinthie has, all perfectly weaved together across twelve compositions.
a2. Houze Muzik
c1. 2K Garage
c2. Calling ft Gill
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Berlin's Cinthie has grown to become one of the most revered and respected figures in contemporary electronic music in recent years both in her hometown and across the globe. Her touring schedule regularly sees her playing her inimitable DJ style in hotspot cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Seoul, Osaka, and of course her beloved hometown Berlin where she was born and raised on the ever flowing current of electronic music coming from the city. Djing in said city since the early nineties as a teenager Cinthie's depth of knowledge radiantly shines through in her sets and her productions, which traverse through a broad range of classic and contemporary House and Techno sounds. Recent times have seen Cinthie look inwards towards her aspirations for the future, and as a result, dedicated a huge portion of her time to building her own studio, featuring a wide spectrum of some of the most noteworthy vintage drum machines and synthesizers in existence. Along with Diego Krause, Ed Herbst and stevn.aint.leavn, Cinthie represents the Beste Modus / Beste Freunde collective, amongst running Unison Wax and We_R House on top of the main labels and most recently launching her 803 Crystalgrooves imprint to critical acclaim, a platform which will become a huge focus for her own productions for the foreseeable future. On top of this there’s a burgeoning relationship with Will Saul's Aus imprint bubbling away with her debut for the label dropping in November 2018. Cinthie has also recently shifted focus towards Elevate Berlin, a label collective, digital and physical record store in the heart of Friedrichshain, a home for all of the label collectives output as well as releases from friends and affiliates.
a2. No One Can Take You Away From Me
b1. 803 Meme Queen
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Tracey’s ‘Microdancer’ is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed ‘Metamorphosis’ EP. 2019 saw Tracey release his debut LP on Dial plus spin at Amsterdam’s finest club De School for the first time, The ‘Microdancer’ EP shows Tracey’s contemporary take on IDM + Electro, a timeless sound that’s helped shape him as an artist.
Released 31st May
Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets aka Detroit Swindle make their AUS debut with the 'Rhythm Girl Swing’ EP. We're extremely honoured to release the first EP away from their Heist imprint in over four years. The classy duo continue the sonic exploration heard on their superb 2018 LP ‘High Life’ and deliver 3 electronic cuts varying from warm and soulful to raw and pumping. We’ll see a lot more new music from Detroit Swindle in 2019 and we’re happy to present you their unique sound with this release.
a1. Rhythm Girl Swing
b1. Wado Baya
Release Date: 26th April 2019
'Berlin's Cinthie has rapidly become one of the most in demand DJ's and producers in recent times, a staple in the electronic music scene of the German capital she heads up a number of imprints as well as a record store and touring the globe. Last year saw her debut on Will Saul's Aus imprint and the start of a new direction musically, here Cinthie continues this, returning to the label with three more disco-tinged, sample heavy house cuts'
b1. Time To Move
Release Date: 22nd February 2019
The ‘10961′ EP is Haider’s debut for AUS music following his breakout EP on his own Breaker Breaker Recordings. Having picked up support from a wide range of incredible DJs from Leon Vynehall and The Zenker Brothers to Annie Mac and Moxie, he caught the attention of Will Saul with his eclectic talent. The ‘10961′ EP again features a real range of sound from classy melodic electro to dusty, trippy deep house at it’s finest’
a1. Haider - You
a2. Haider - Yellow Cake
b1. Haider - Robocop
Released 8th February
Tom Ruij aka Tracey’s palette of influences is wide and far-reaching, from the far-sighted futurism of Detroit and the deep space pulse of electro, to left-of-centre electronic experimentalism and the alien world of British and European IDM all of which are showcased on his Metamorphosis EP.
a2. Mind Power
b1. Blue Invasion
Released 23rd November
Cinthie joins the roster of Aus Music this November with her ‘Trust’ EP, comprising three original cuts from the Berlin artist. Founder of several imprints, namely Beste Modus, we_r_house and 803 Crystalgrooves, as well as her own label collective and record store brand Elevate, native Berliner Cinthie has become a highly respected figure in electronic music in her hometown and across the globe over the past few years. Most notably known for her long standing as a DJ primarily, yet recent months have seen Cinthie build her own studio and dedicate much of her time to carefully crafting the music she’s always longed to. This new EP for Will Saul’s Aus Music is a product of this time spent and marks the next phase for Cinthie’s productions. Title-track ‘Trust’ leads on the package, fuelled by an infectious marimba style percussive melody, bright tension building strings and a bumpy bass hook whilst crunchy drums and a spellbinding arpeggio leads further fuels the emotive, subtly blooming feel. ‘Lost At Sea’ follows next, employing a loosely flowing organic drum groove, jazzy Rhodes chords and resonant moog style synth licks to create yet another classy twist on contemporary house music. ‘Hip Swing’ then rounds out the package on a deeper tip with heavily swung, up-tempo drums at the forefront whilst murky bass reverberations, choppy stabs and ethereal pads subtly ebb and flow in the depths.
b1. Lost at Sea
b2. Hip Swing
Release Date: 16th October 2018
Will's returns to AUS following his 'By Your Side' EP which saw support from luminaries such as Sasha, Dixon & Gerd Janson. The 'Arps & Early Starts' sees Will take things deeper, trippier and once again in another direction, continuing to move things forward. This is his third release in the past six months and sees the AUS label head enjoying the studio and DJing more than ever, he's on the road extensively over the coming months - visiting the legendary Rex in Paris, London's Printworks, Barcelona's Nitsa, Elsewhere in NYC and putting on his own ADE party alongside Jeremy Underground, Bradley Zero to name a few.
b1. Come Together
b2. Start Again
Released 5th October
Gerd returns to AUS with The Prophetess EP, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. The A side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. If you’re a fan of G’s much loved NY Stomp & Geeeman monikers then this release should be no different.
a1. The Prophetess
a2. Pleasure Groove
b1. Cybord Acid
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
Inside Out is a brand new series that invites DJs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. Coming from Aus Music label head and DJ-Kicks curator Will Saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. The mix will be release digitally and on CD, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. Each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music. It is a chance for artists to take sole creative charge, A&R as they see fit and then commission brand new music specifically for the cause. Depending on who is at the helm, Inside Out will take different forms: producers may wish to represent their own sound with only music they have made themselves or with close collaborators, while DJs and label heads may wish to reflect the sounds and scenes that surround them. The results will be a window into an artist’s world that works as a coherent mix, but also as a treasure trove of fresh new music that steps outside the usual lines of a dance album. The idea stems from Will Saul’s own approach in the club, which often finds him seeking out brand new and unheard music to play for the first time. That feeling of taking people into the unknown is one that reminds him of the energy and excitement of his early days as a dancer.
a1. Komon & Will Saul - Positive
a2. Gerd - Echoes
b1. Primitive Trust - Little Love (Floorplan stripped mix)
b2. Juxta Position - Glider
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Will Saul and Tee Mango continue the Primitive Trust EP series with their third release. ‘Little Love EP’ is a blissful 3 track package featuring a Floorplan remix. ‘Little Love’ builds warm harmonies driven by syncopated bass grooves whilst Tee Mango’s Dub of ‘Tejon’ heads for the sun with radiant, shuffling chords. For the remix, Floorplan delivers unrestrained rapture on a peak time roller full of cathartic vocal bursts.
a1. Little Love
a2. Tejon (Tee Mango’s Dub)
b1. Little Love
Release Date: 27th October 2017
Aus welcome Allen Wooton aka Deaboy for his debut release in 'Auogeides 77' Wooton's bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith in recent years following key releases on Local Action and Numbers, 'Auogeides 77' is no different.
Rough analogue drums, broody melodies and a smidgen of that UK flavour he's well known for all feature just in time for post festival heads down basement club season
a1. Auogeides 77
b2. He Became a Bird or Snake
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Marquis Hawkes marks his fifth release for Aus with another classy 2 tracker titled, 'The Phoenix' (Part 1 and Part 2). The Phoenix follows up summer hit 'The Basement Is Burning' which saw Midland, The Black Madonna and Gerd Janson all supporting at festivals worldwide. The Phoenix is two takes on one concept.
Part One takes the Disco and House amalgam which Marquis has developed in recent times to it's logical conclusion, perfectly walking the tightrope between joyous abandon and classy depth, and giving DJs the perfect weapon for all floors, from sweaty basements right the way through to much bigger dancefloors.
Part Two then flips the program with the same raw materials and sets up the perfect shot, directed at a big room House/Techno crossover, building on the foundations laid by the Detroit techno originators by infusing contemporary production values and a more modern twist.
The Phoenix is something of a landmark EP for Marquis Hawkes, once again redefining his sound. We can't wait to hear what he does next.
a1. The Phoenix Part 1
b1. The Phoenix Part 2
Release Date: 1st September 2017
'Fallen Down' is the second EP from Tee Mango and Will Saul's Primitive Trust project, featuring a remix by Shanti Celeste.
The title track weaves percussive shuffles and vocal refrains with glowing synths, whilst colourful melodic layers and resonating vocal stabs armour the choppy live drums of 'Day One'. Dekmantel regular Shanti Celeste does what she does best with her remix of Fallen Down in building a rich, hypnotic groove that steadily develops with intricacy and depth, whilst 'Big Tracky Disco Tool' is exactly that.
a1. Fallen Down
a2. Day One
b1. Shanti Celeste remix
b2. Big Tracky Discoid Tool
Release Date: 14th July 2017
'Primitive Trust is the coming together of two experienced musical minds. In one corner is Will Saul of the influential Aus Music empire, and in the other is Tom Mangan, aka Tee Mango, the producer who started Millionhands record and clothing label. The pair met many moons ago and reconnected recently at a festival in Morocco. They bonded over music, lunch and shared family travails - and as they both now live in Somerset decided a little local studio collaboration seemed all but essential. Between them, these consumate country gentlemen have seen plenty a musical styles come and go, so decided their best route forward would be to make music to please themselves. To that end, they holed themselves up in Tee Mango's woodshed studio with the following ground rules: they would make music only with the gear they had (MPC 2000, Ableton, Roland 101, Juno, Fender Rhodes, various FX pedals) they would trust their instincts and go with first feelings they would embrace the joy of randomness if in doubt they would ask 'What would Carl do?'
With that, you have the simple but effective MO of Primitive Trust. These sessions have resulted in a series of three EPs to be released over the course of four months. Each EP will feature 2 or 3 original tracks and one fresh remix, with unique artwork and an illustration by all-around visual auteur Geoff Mcfetridge. Using the building blocks of house, and classic techno Primitive Trust can do zoned out and romantic, as much as driving and heady, but with an ease that comes from experience, years in the making. While tipping their proverbial hats to the past they also look to the future with their sound, mixing samples, wigged out synthwork and propulsive rhythms to create something honest and heartfelt that will stand the test of time'
a1. Power On
a2. Time To Love
b1. Skarbard Remix
Release Date: 26th May 2017
Next up on Aus Music is the welcome return of a good friend and label regular - the ever ascendant Marquis Hawkes. Having released 4 EPs on Aus thus far, he makes his return in the form of a blazing, floor-focused 2 track EP which sits neatly with previous outings on the label. 'The Basement Is Burning' takes it's name from a near-fateful experience stemming from an electrical fire in Hawkes' home which culminated in him and his family being evacuated from a 5th floor balcony.
Having ensured the safety of his family, he made a dash across Berlin to make a 10am live show, a few days later with the power back on 'The Basement Is Burning' was born. The title track kicks off with splashy, live drum samples that are armoured with electronic layers before a feel-good piano lick glides into the mix. Bursting synths are introduced before ducking strings chords bring the track to an ecstatic conclusion. 'Tower Block Boogie' then tumbles short funk samples through bold drums as a fervid sense of tension burns throughout.
a1. The Basement Is Burning
b1. Basement Boogie
Release Date: 12th May 2017
Next up on Aus Music is the return of label boss Will Saul working alongside long term label favourite Komon. Together the duo line up ‘Harmonise’ - a smouldering single that comes backed up with an almighty pair of remixes from Osgut Ton mainstay Nick Höppner and analogue aficionados Juju & Jordash.
The title track kicks things off with glowing, interweaved synths and a pattering tom line.
Vocal snippets and trippy delays suffuse a purposeful bass tone before the 101 Dub Version rolls out with punchy drums and a sharp, darting acid line.
Berghain regular Nick Höppner then does what he does best with his remix in building a rich, hypnotic groove that steadily develops with intricacy and depth. Dekmantel and Golf Channel regulars Juju & Jordash then drive a warped, rumbling synth line through spacey atmospherics rounding off another fine addition to the catalogue.
a2. Harmonise (101 Dub)
b1. Nick Höppner Remix
b2. Juju & Jordash Remix
Released 24th March 2017
Aus welcome back label favourite Shenoda for his third release on the label, ‘Burn’ backed with a remix from Juxta Position. Previous releases on Hypercolour & Electric Minds have seen Shenoda firmly on the ascent but it’s in his recent outings on Aus that his bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith. ‘Burn’ follows suit with its predecessors with its power being rooted in seismic, analogue drums that are balanced against soft, allaying melodies. The muscular ‘Vista’ then rolls out punching stabs and tight, shuffling drums before label mate Marquis Hawkes dusts off his Juxta Position alias and delivers a pacey and forthright take on ‘Burn’. Melodies are softly mangled and given a spectral quality that recalls his ‘Mazury’ on DVS1’s Mistress wrapping another solid addition to the catalogue as the Aus Music family continue to deliver the goods.
b2. Burn (Juxta Position Remix)
Released 24th March 2017
After making a sunny debut on Aus back in May 2016 - Brooklyn based luminary Recloose readies his second 12″ for the label and in doing so enlists the help of Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle, Ezrakh and Son of Sound of House 2 House and Strictly Rhythm fame. His ‘Spirit Knows’ EP adds to a catalogue of more than 20 years - one that’s touched the likes of Planet E, Rush Hour and Peacefrog and in a similar vein to ‘Honey Rocks’ - his latest offering comprises 3 eloquent cuts of House Music and carries with it a balmy sense of soul that fans both old and new will relish.
a1. Spirit Knows (ft Mara TK)
b1. No I Don’t