Release Date: 7th May 2021
Guava returns to Control Freak for his second full length EP ‘The Dolphins are Back in Venice’ - a collection of 4 playful dancefloor bangers, precision engineered for the club.
Since his Control Freak debut with the ‘Lift’ EP in 2019, Guava has been hard at work in the studio. Following a move to Berlin (and a series of releases on the likes of Banoffee Pies and Holding Hands) he’s back on the label with a new and refined style, retaining the melodic flourishes of his earlier releases whilst turning his focus squarely towards the dancefloor - a perfect fit for our white label series. As an accomplished session musician, Guava continues to explore the synthesis between digital and analog production and songwriting techniques, innovatively self-sampling his own guitar playing across the record to add a human touch to his airtight productions.
On new 4-tracker ‘The Dolphins are Back in Venice’, which includes collaborations with rising UK artists Breaka & LUXE, Guava draws influence from a broad range of dance music styles in true CF fashion - combining rising, trance-influenced melodies with the syncopated rhythms and bassweight of the UK scene. Strictly limited vinyl release, hand stamped in London at CFHQ - first come first served!
A1. Guava & LUXE - TWANG
A2. Guava - Framboise Baby
B1. Guava & Breaka - The Dolphins Are Back In Venice
B2. Guava - SZD Orion
Release Date - 16th August 2019
Control Freak Recordings launches with ’Translucence’, the debut EP from London-based DJ and Producer Keplrr. With influences spanning UK techno, breaks and bass, it's already received support from DJs including Ben UFO, Or:la and Minor Science.
Stripped back with a careful attention to detail, Transluence’s airy synths have drawn comparison with early releases on Warp Records. A diverse selection of tracks ranging from floor filling, breakbeat-driven tools to spacey cuts perfect for the earliest of hours.
a2. Constant Hits
b2. I Think Your Eyes Need Swapping
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Will Hofbauer & Sangre Voss team up for ‘Steppe EP’ this June on Control Freak Recordings, featuring a remix from Discwoman’s Ciel.
London-based Will Hofbauer and Sangre Voss, who’s individual work has seen them appear on labels such as Rhythm Section and Will’s own Third Place imprint, team up for the first time on Control Freak Recordings for the wonky ‘Steppe EP’, picking up early support from Ben UFO, Bradley Zero, and more.
Leading the release, ‘Pumice’ tumbles through rolling low end, crunchy percussion and an eerie breakdown for a high energy start to the A-side. ‘Flundra (Flundra Mix)’ follows with bubbling pads and speaker-rattling subs around a kick-less drop, leading into a shimmering breakdown.
On the flip, ‘June-O’ sees the duo craft a low tempo slugger, peppered with tablas, bells and eagle samples around warped, loopy synthesis. Ciel’s remix of ‘June-O’ takes the B2 spot, adding stuttering percussion, vocal chops, and additional wildlife samples to the mixture to round out the release.
Will Hofbauer & Sangre Voss ‘Steppe EP’ drops on Control Freak Recordings on 18th June.
A2. Flundra (Flundra Mix)
B2. June-O (Ciel’s Venus Remix)