Dublin based First Second Label debut their first 12" from Russian obscure techno stalwart Bessiekat's Oh, Night Wish EP. Thorny Bushes an' Buches' is a throbbing jam that rides at a relentless 130bpm, with heavy kicks and rattling echoes drowned in a sea of hi-hats. 'Your Leaves' is similarly abrasive, with alternating toms and cowbells leading the way for nightmarish strains. '808 Times' closes the release in a relatively serene mood, its electro kicks and gated synths showing Bessiekat's well rounded approach.
a1. Bessiekat - Thorny Bushes an' Buches
b1. Bessiekat - Your Leaves
b2. Bessiekat - 808 Times
Release Date: November 2016
First Second Label's third record 'Untitled EP' comes from DJ OK + DJ bwin, Which is two projects by Leibniz alongside Felix Paul (making DJ OK) and Golem Club's Alex Hoppe (making DJ bwin). The record consists of 4 old school, beat heavy and break infused house cuts ready for the club.
a1. DJ OK - Oh oh12" Vinyl
a2. DJ OK - Moving East
b1. DJ bwin - Mit Bonus ins Casino
b2. DJ bwin - Cash Out
Release Date: 12th February 2021
The First Second Label family return for 2021 with Housebreaker, the highly anticipated return of ELLLL following her much loved Febreeze EP from 2019. Comes with an ace Slo’ Motion refix from Parris!
Haunted, scattered breaks loom over the title track, a modern apocalyptic Hardcore journey where rave sirens puncture the feverous rinse-out tension throughout. The Alantis Dub flips the script, doubling down on the atmosphere while upping the tempo to screw-face the chaos within its experimental D’n’B fever dream. Both tracks showcase ELLLL’s exceptional production chops with its nuanced textural trickery & immersive sound design skills. London’s Parris then rewires the OG, simmering the tempo down low to 110bpm for a sinister nocturnal skank for the night fiends who thrive when entering into first light.
b1. Housebreaker (Alantis Dub)
b2. Housebreaker (Parris' Slo'Motion Remix)
Release Date: October 19th 2021
Dublin’s Glimmerman impresses with his debut release on First Second Label. 3 subbed-up modern club weapons b/w a remix from the on-form Sputnik One.
Step Mode gets stuck in, pairing twitching junglisms with a feverish techno dancehall pulse. Proper awe-inspired club music for the now. Oxygen Sum is up next, layering submerged sound design with a heaving broken beat-ed thud. A slippery aquatic stepper.
Cutlass is on the flip, an absolute no-nonsense Dubstep wobbler in the finest modern style. Expect rewinds on this one. Our curtain call is with fellow Dubliner Sputnik One, as he remixes Step Mode in his exquisitely supple psychedelic sub-tech style.
A2. Oxygen Sum
B2. Step Mode (Sputnik One Remix)
Release Date: 12th July 2019
"Excerpts From Layers Of Identity" brings you a piece of the pie that shows you the deeper and eclectic look into the producer and dj Lee Kelly's musical styling Chosen from Kelly's album last year of the same name on the excellent Where The Time Goes, we have picked some more eclectic rhythms and ambient numbers that is a slight change from his well received 12″ on Chicago's Tasteful Nudes in 2017 but fits right at home with us as it will you. Also includes a beautiful DJ OK remix all the way from Berlin to your ears aswell as bonus beats
01. Still Hopeful It's True
02. Ezzzz Into It
03. Our Place In Time
04. S.H.I.T (DJ OK Remixxxx)
05. You Can Still Live Free
a1. Under The Sign Of Saturn clip
a2. Eros And Thanatos clip
b1. Youth At Night
b2. Glacial Drift