Release Date 22nd March 2019
"Im Tanzrausch" is step 2 of Fred und Luna's joint venture with Compost Records. In direct connection to their mesmerizing album "Im Tiefenrausch" Fred und Luna come up with four hypnotic and tribal Elektrokraut / Krautelektro pieces ready to find their way to the dancefloor.
The music of Fred und Luna has always been a combination and an interplay of both listening and danceable sound. On their upcoming release "Im Tanzrausch" they are focussing on repetitive, dancefloor-ready beats, not losing sight of their love for beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and their krautish background.
Fred und Luna's dance music history started in 2016 with their later to become an underground dancefloor hit "Monotonikum", first released on Optimo Music and appearing on Fabric 100 compilation end of 2018.
01. Der Elektrolektor
03. Es ist heiss
04. People Mambo
Release Date: 15th March 2019
Acclaimed imprint Disco Halal reveals their 1st 2019 release with Moscoman & The Organism collaborating on the "Rite EP2
The project includes the titled track as well as the atmospheric blisters of 'Chumbai' and ercussive textures of 'Rubab', a track steeped in the Middle Eastern sonic influences of Moscoman's home country of Israel. Flipping the leading track on its head, the Disco Halal remix of 'Rite' is turned into a loopy, hypnotic edit suited for the oddballs.
The EP follows Moscoman's recent remix of Three Drives On A Vinyl's classic anthem 'Greece 2000'. With truth at its center, the sound of 'Rite' RP is an open-ended prospect; a shared vision which Moscoman rounds off with his own Disco Halal mix of the opening production.
02. Rite (Disco Halal Mix)
Release Date - 8th March 2019
Following a smasher from Sully earlier in the year, the third installment in the Foxy Jangle series features two blistering jungle anthems from Tim Reaper, featuring a collab with legendary producer, Sonar's Ghost.
On"Pony", Reaper and Sonar's Ghost, channel the heat of an early 90s dancefloor straight into the 21st century. Synths, breaks, old skool sampling and an iconic acidic piano riff feature strongly on a track brimming with smiley-faced energy.
On the flip, Reaper releases a no-holds-barred amen onslaught on "Fridge Magnets". A bed of heavy sub bass provides the foundation for a masterclass in Junglistic drum programming. Hold on to your hats!
Original artwork provided by Dublin graffiti artist, Cisto.
a. Pony (feat. Sonar's Ghost)
b. Fridge Magnets
Release Date - 1st March 2019
96 Back, aka Evan Majumdar-Swift, returns to CPU with his debut album 'Excitable, Girl'. Bringing his thoroughbred Sheffield electronic heritage back into the spotlight, this album raises the bar in terms of quality and diversity. DJs and discerning home listeners will find plenty of favourites on this long player with dance floor igniters jostling alongside ambitious ambient moments. Lush Plaid-like melodies throughout will keep you hooked.
Evan firmly established himself in 2018 and is one of the hardest working artists on the scene, this album will only strengthen his presence on the electro grid.
01. I'm Lost
03. Excited, Boy
04. Ghzel Tea
05. Lezi (feat. Happa)
06. Digi Trigger
08. Tripp'd Isle
09. Celsius Loss
11. Excitable, Girl
12. Vennsate (Reprise)
Release Date - 8th March 2019
When I started Holding Hands I was certain about a couple of things. I never wanted to press any stupid coloured vinyl and I wanted to put out some absolute bass bin shaking, massively ripping slam jams. I’ve done my best to stick with these ideals across the releases and I hope the effects on the dance floors round the world speak for themselves. For release numero 7 I have decided to switch up the format and put out a various artists EP. We’ve got a couple label regulars and a couple fresh faces, each bringing a different vibe but with one overarching theme. The tracks have gotta slam...
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you weirdos.
All four tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Yutaro Sugawara - Warp
a2. Tape Fear - Car's Booked
b1. Breaka - Get Your Sweat On
b2. Guava - Super Cub
Release Date - 1st March 2019
SUBB1996 – an offshoot of STRAIGHT UP BREAKBEAT – re-imagines the golden era of early & mid 90’s jungle. Kicking things off with a balanced 4 track EP by up & coming AEON FOUR.
Aeon Four is a Jungle Breakbeat duo based in Turku, the original rave capital of Finland. A sonic fortress made of bass, breaks, bleeps and vibes, they aim to bring together all types of bass-heavy, breakbeat-driven music with no strict genre boundaries.
Brothers Matti & Heikki have recently released a string of releases on hardcore-flavoured UK labels such as Boomsha & Raveskool. On PURE WHITE EP they’ve found the perfect blend of rave & early jungle influences with a contemporary twist. Ranging from the uplifting PURE WHITE & soulful WITHER to the classic jungle of HURT & RESPECT theirs is a modern take on the original sound.
a1. Aeon Four - Pure White
a2. Aeon Four - Hurt
b1. Aeon Four - Wither
b2. Aeon Four - Respect
Release Date - 15th February 2019
Vort's debut EP on E-Beamz straddles finely between the Electro/Jungle spectrum. 50 Yen is a atmospheric electro track that could be direct from a 1980s SciFi film, whilst Silverlight leans more on the melodic side of breakbeat electro. Rainfall is pure euphoric jungle rave (all about the second drop) and Tulip is a lushful electro/jungle mix that perfectly concludes the diverse textures from the EP.
a1. Vort - 50 Yen
a2. Vort - Silverlight
b1. Vort - Rainfall
b2. Vort - Tulip
Release Date - 15th February 2019
Having rounded off 2018 in style with his debut EP for the mighty Metalheadz, Fanu the beat manipulator opens 2019 with a bang. Marking the return of Straight Up Breakbeat - the 1st jungle / drum’n’bass label out of Finland established 1996 - Fanu delivers two majestic pieces of music.
12-bit sits nicely at 155 BPM mark, sounding fresh and vintage at the same time. Smooth pads coupled with drum patterns only a select few can construct.
The double A-side steps into jazzier mode but makes sure not to fake the funk. Tight beats and a half-tempo surprise at the end.
Support from - Doc Scott, Muffler, Monita,
a1. Fanu - 12-Bit
b1. Fanu - Drums for Freedom
Released 25th January
Rolando Simmons finally gets his first full EP at Analogical Force, and there will be more!. SD series pulses with a beauty and squelchy character all its own, from its foundations up, and we here are excited. For part one, the swedish producer has assembled 5 tracks packed with melody and melancholy, aching pads and grooving, punchy bass. Written by the lakeside, winter will be summer.
a1. Haze on the Lake
a2. Thirsty Garden
b2. Open Doors
b3. Secret Beach
Released 18th January 2019
A real Techno / House / Electrosynth Stomper!! "Patrik Book has being in our knowledge since we were kids and listening to his early project AUSGANG VERBOTEN "Entertainment", a real underground synth tape released back in 84 and later re-released as LP by Genetic Music 2004." Enough said, 100% POWER! This wont slip!
a2. Acid Tape
b2. Techno Aina
Release Date: 18th January 2019
Cestrian (aka Ali Renault) lands on Mechatronica for the Berlin label's 10th release with a remarkably wide electro-driven EP, exploring different rims of the genre from the transporting melodic peripheries and weirder edges, to the raw core.
Two hypnotizing journeys in "Gradients" and "Rake & Pikel" make up the A-side along with the frenzied styles of "Cat Strain". "Speak & Spell" blasts open the flip with an anthemic groove and potent basslines, before "The Weir" rounds off the EP in heavy and atmospheric fashion, concluding an essential electro record - for the mind and for the floor.
a1. Cestrian - Gradients
a2. Cestrian - Rake & Pikel
a3. Cestrian - Cat Strain
b1. Cestrian - Speak & Spell
b2. Cestrian - Everything
b3. Cestrian - The Weir
Released 14th December
"I met Marcell at a gig I played at Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg earlier this year, he was serving beers behind the bar all night, it was a fun but not so busy party. The club shut the doors early and we were holed up in this old train station-come-club having a few drinks into the early hours. We sat down, chewed the fat and bonded over Jungle (and UK music in general). Marcell's buddy Phillip was insistent on me checking out his tunes through a small little bluetooth speaker!!! and these sorts of scenarios never quite play out how you'd like them too right?! This one did!" Patrick Conway
a1. Crying Shimp
a2. Friends (Tape Mix)
b1. Emperor Penguin
b2. Groundhog Day
Release Date - 14th December 2018
LMAJOR marks his return to WNCL Recordings with another set of blistering originals, accompanied by in-house remixes from Boxwork and West Norwood Cassette Library
a1. LMajor - The Power (Original Mix)
a2. LMajor - The Power (Boxwork Remix)
b1. LMajor - Engineer (Original Mix)
b2. LMajor - Engineer (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix)
Release Date: 7th December 2018
Forever cursed with “deep-“ and “tech-house” labels by the press due to decisions taken 10 years ago before he had any idea how this industry worked, Avatism returns mildly angrier than ever before with ‘Ate-Up’, an EP the producer actually started writing during an MDMA-induced lucid dream after Vakant label boss spiked his drinks in 2011. To give his poor soul some credibility, we’ve enlisted AQXDM (Aquarian & Deapmash, fresh from their storming debut on Bedouin Records) and the mysterious Maenad Veyl (Veyl, Pinkman, Death & Leisure) on remix duties.
a2. Crisis Engine
b1. Alex, Why? (Maenad Veyl Edit)
b2. Alex, Why? (AQXDM Remix)
Released 30th November
German trio FJAAK return with their sophomore album entitled "Havel" LP, dropping on their eponymous label this November.
a1. Version 126.96.36.199
a2. Take Your Life (feat. Koogan)
a3. I Could Never Live Without You By My Side
a4. Martin (feat. J. Manual)
a5. Apollo Tag 2 (Fade Mohem & Tobi Neumann)
b1. Arctic Warmth
b2. Smells Like Security
b3. Netto (Interlude)
b4. All My Friends Are in the Bathroom (feat. Koogan, Fadi Mohem & J. Manual)
Released 30th November 2018
Pure raw unfiltered Hardcore, just like it was back in the day. Stepping up here on contemporary UK rave imprint, Sneaker Social Club - Jerome Hill re-animates his Hornsey Hardcore alias for a third time. The object of the Hornsey Hardcore project is to make early 90's style Hardcore tracks but without using any extra production frills or modern twists. It's legit!
DJs - The Black Madonna, Special Request, Minimal Violence, Serge, Octo Octa, Kate Miller, Gigsta, Jackie House (Honey Soundsystem), Happa, Coco Bryce, DJ Guy, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Alan Fitzpatrick, Object Blue, Extrawelt, Len Faki, Stenny, Mark Archer, Deft, Julia Govor, 96 Back, Ciel, Johanna Knutsson, Neville Watson, Perc, De Sluwe Vos, Nick Craddock, JD Twitch (Optimo), Billy Nasty, Solid Blake, ASOK.
a1. Hornsey Hardcore - Don't Get Strange
a2. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 1
a3. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 2
a4. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 3
a5. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 4
b1. Hornsey Hardcore - The Wiz
b2. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 5
b3. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 6
b4. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 7
b5. Hornsey Hardcore - Locked Groove 8
Release Date - 16th November 2018
Estonia's Thing joins the Repertoire family with four slabs of forward-thinking jungle.
The somewhat ironically titled Lack of Diversity EP takes you through four distinctly different moods and styles, all underpinned by classic breaks of the 90s.
a1. Thing - Lack of Diversity
a2. Thing - Blessed Love
b1. Thing - Feel So Lost
b2. Thing - Link to the Past