Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Banoffee Pies Records 17th Original Series release comes via a 4 track Solo EP from Gallegos, making a return after his debut EP "Mad As Hell" in 2018. Along with multiple appearances on compilations and other series on the label, this record is a nostalgic reflection of UK club culture. A "Sentiment Of Love" - the EP title and opening track is a tribute to a different time.
A positive selection of tracks, starting on the A1 with a Winehouse sample, immediately carves the path for what is always a collection of expert sampling from our longest standing label member. The A2 offering, "Put Me In", is a beating club anthem full of heavy distortion and all the acid lines you'd hope for in a moment at the back of a club. A feeling evoked. One Mitsy down.
The B1 "Together Flyin' High" continues this moment with an elevating vocal and ringing synths layered with Broken Beats and the heavily percussive drum patterns Gallegos' sound is so closely developed around. The last track on the release "Before Or Since", immediately teleporting you to the end of a night. Something inward, for a time and place, future or past. BPR x
A1. Sentiment Of Love
A2. Put Me In
B1. Together Flyin' High
B2. Before Or Since
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Banoffee Pies Records 16th Original Series release comes via a 4 track Split EP collaboration between Kincaid, and Zenzizenz, the ambient moniker of techno producer Viers. After a long year behind us, and likely ahead, this record takes a temporary step into the calm and adds reflection to the blurred months that passed.
The release is a collection of textural bumps and melodies opening with Kincaid's 9 minute "Slow Stumble Home" - an aptly titled down tempo trip through a confused space, layered with composition, like a Playstation home screen theme on Mushrooms. Calm follows with two tracks from Zenzizenz - "Returning From Home", a steady meditation through rumbling sounds soon shift to a new mood on the B side. "Falling Off" offers a more lethargic wandering mood through the marshland before BP016 comes to it's close with "Single Cell", the 2nd Kincaid track, which concludes with a chaptered 4x4 structure and slow bursts of energy within. Time to absorb. Love BP x
a1. Slow Stumble Home
a2. Return From Home
b1. Falling Off
b2. Single Cell
Release Date: 26th March 2021
Banoffee Pies Records Black Label Series continues with a special solo EP from label favourite Len Lewis who steps up with a selection of 4 previously unreleased productions from the mid 2000's. Already a regular on the infamous UK Tech House Label Swag Records, and a deep back catalogue of trusted DJ gems spanning back to the 90's, we were very excited to welcome him on board the label.
The A side offers two Sub heavy Breakbeat weapons with "Get On It" and a jump into the Sith world with "Darkside". The B side dips back into a 4x4 format with the swirling dance floor rhythm of "Tik Tok" and a playful and laid back house melody in "Projection Deep Dub", a track once approved by and handed to a member of the boy band Blue for a spin on Kiss 100. Make of that what you will to be honest. Much love. BP x
a1. Get On It
b1. Tik Tok
b2. Projection Deep Dub
Release Date: 6th November 2020
Banoffee Pies Records begin their newest venture with a nod to the past. Introducing the latest Re-issue series focusing on old and lost gems. All five tracks originally produced in 1991-1994. Paradise 3001 aka Dr Nunu kicks things off with "Low Sun Archives". A deep dive into a small section of his outstanding back catalog which flaunts many layers of adventurous and floor ready music across Trance, Techno, Ambient, Dub and DownTempo.
The release starts with "Several Huge Yellow Snaplike Somethings" - A forgotten beach trance titan with instant teleportation to another time, neatly followed by the mesmerising sunset plod of "Low Sun In Dub" riding slow at 94 bpm. Keeping steady, the B side opens with the heavy drums and spaced pads of "Inner Rhythm (Bio Sensitive Mix)". The second injection of speed comes from the tribal percussion and heavy swirling sounds of "Beautification Bang Bang Bang (Daktari Mix)". The release then falls to a calming close with "Gates Of Eden". Waving you off the shore into the night. For all the moods. Love BPR x
a1. Several Huge Yellow Snaplike Somethings
a2. Low Sun In Dub
b1. Inner Rhythm (Bio Sensitive Mix)
b2. Beautification Bang Bang (Daktari Mix)
b3. Gates Of Eden
Available: 20th November 2020
Banoffee Pies Records have paved their way in dance music as an eclectic label with little restraints on their sound or style as a free flowing and flexible music platform. Now the imprint ventures into a new genre spectrum with BPBEATS01 - the LP presents 12 tracks of dusty hip hop, heavy cut samples and original vocals from well renowned Beat maker Flo Filz and a group of local producers, further in keeping with their ethos of letting the sound do the talking and representing friends and family along the way. A record that will turn heads as another respected collectors item from the catalogue. Smokey jams for the lovers, hand selected by Banoffee Pies. x
a1. Slim - Stop Rewind (feat. Ella Mae)
a2. FloFilz - Reissleine
a3. Slim - Amsterdam Blues
a4. A Beat Maker Named Crate Head - Yemen
a5. Slim - Raw
a6. Nayla - Melachrone
b1. FloFilz - Whereabouts
b2. Slim - Wes
b3. A Beat Maker Named Crate Head - Saturdayaway
b4. Slim - Lit
b5. A Beat Maker Named Crate Head - Plaice In The Shade
b6. Nayla - Wolfmo
Release Date: 12th March 2021
Banoffee Pies Records Black Label Series continues with the next Various Artist compilation - 4 low slung mood tracks for early AM riding the lines between Tech-House and 2 Step.
Monika Ross opens the selection with "Cut Strategy" on the A1, a dark winter spookyness set around 2 step glitches and delay. Tom Frankel takes over on the A2 with an ode to Green via "Terp Flavours". UKG inspired micro house - lockdown business. On the flip Mariiin drops her debut release entitled "Elif" on the B1 - a head down mover setting the tone for her future sound. The release then comes to a classy finish with deep mesmerizing rhythmic melodies on N-GYNN's "Yazdah" which fades away through another swinging vocal hook. Black Label Minimal. Much love. BP x
a1. Monika Ross - Cut Strategy
a2. Tom Frankel - Terp Flavours
b1. Mariiin - Elif
b2. N.GYNN - Yazdah
Released 16th September 2016
After the introduction of their Black Label Series pre summer - Part 1 exploring some dubbed out sounds - September begins and Part 2 lands bringing you closer to the dance floor. Groovy minimal business from the Banoffee camp. Do not sleep on this!
a1. Hansel! - 2-16
a2. Unknown Artist - Bet Your Life
b1. KOKO & Niccolo Borgi - Nor Girl
b2. Adam Stromstedt - Rent
Release Date: 15th January 2021
The Limited Series continues with the 9th release on the sub label. BPLS009 presents a 5 track compilation of stripped back and scantily clad drum tracks. 2020 hasn't been the year for clubs so here's something low key. The opening track "Pitch Control" comes from Guava. A subtle composition of percussive tools and well crafted sub bass, further exploring his sound from previous appearances on Holding Hands and Control Freak. LUXE fka DJ Luz, the Manchester based producer and B.L.O.O.M affiliate provides her debut track "Falcon's Rise", a nostalgic remedy with a euphoric vox and scattered jungle drums.
Part two opens up to French producer Pipholp, his second appearance on the label, adding another broken beat, IDM inspired jazzy house entry with "Angers". A sense of patience between moods leaving you in limbo. Monotronique also joins with "Beat Himself" on the B2, a no nonsense bass heavy DJ tool for that specific peak occasion. More danger after his debut appearance on the Black Label Series (BPBL03) last year. In a total mood change, the release comes to a meditative close with "Wide Awake" from Padre Oe. A collaboration between Pete Lazonby, an artist with a long history most known for his chart heading solo production "Sacred Cycles" on Brainiak Records in the 90's, and Otto Fischer, a Nigerian free-improvising singer, lyricist and guitarist best known for his guitar work with the Alexander Hawkins Ensemble. The track also features Henry Lowther on trumpet, widely recognized as one the UK's best, and the strongest contributor to Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden with dozens of top of the pops appearances with a spanning list of important and renowned bands appearing at Ronnie Scott's to Woodstock. The mood is Blue. One Love. BP x
a1. Guava - Pitch Control
a2. LUXE - Falcon's Rise
b1. Pipholp - Angers
b2. Monotronique - Beat Himself
b3. Padre Oe - Wide Awake