Release Date: 16th November 2018
De Lichting is back for their second double vinyl album titled; “Twee”. The collective showcases a genuinely sensitive and pure sound resulting in an emotionally charged album.
The A-side kicks off with Boris Acket & Kaap. The live and improvised performance “De Tuin” starts as a percussive soundscape and evolves into light footed ambiance, which resonates to a designated chill-out space, followed by “Verwar” of Eversines. A darker hedonistic cut thanks to its atonal pads and heavy but sensual low end. A polyrhythmic breakbeat is introduced, which releases the tension and clears all the grey clouds to its sonic spectrum.
Human Space Machine & queniv take over the B-side this time, working their way through an emotional techno journey with Human Space Machine’s “Feels” and the most apocalyptical techno banger we’ve heard from queniv so far called “U.I.C”.
Switching records to the second vinyl, we start on the C-side with Boris Acket’s “Humming”, a house anthem sure to jerk the tears of euphoric dancers. Continuing, three other cuts which are Nathan Surreal’s “Chaos In The Echoes”; a mental deep weapon, queniv’s museum inspired experiment “Kruller Muller” and “Onvoorwaardelijk” by RDS. C4 lives up to its number; blowing up clubs with a lovely sensitive yet dangerous electro bomb of a track.
When the concluding side is put on, we’re taken aback by Kaap’s “Hartzeer”, a heart aching combo of 707 drums, grungy textures and a rolling 16th bass, which goes right in the feels. RDS is featured a second time on D2 with “Haat & Liefde”, resulting in the most acoustic sounding track on the compilation before we end with Eversines’ “2Anticipate”. An ambient cut where the 303 acid synth has hardly ever sounded so soft, tender and more sincere than you’d expect. And so, the album is wrapped up and implies a feeling of a new start to the next compilation.
a1. Boris Acket & Kaap - De Tuin
a2. Eversines - Verwar
b1. Human Space Machine - Feels
b2. queniv - U.I.C.
c1. Boris Acket - Humming
c2. Nathan Surreal - Chaos In The Echoes
c3. queniv - Kruller Muller
c4. RDS - Onvoorwaardelijk
d1. Kaap - Hartzeer
d2. RDS - Haat & Liefde
d3. Eversines - 2Anticipate
Released 9th November
It’s not the fall that hurts, it’s when you hit the ground – that’s what „Failing Upwards“ is all about. On Lehult’s fourteenth release Lucky Charms breaks away from 4-to-the-floor territory to deliver a fun trip through skippy drum workouts and jazzy warmth. Spread out across the full A-Side is “Einbahnstraßen-Sound". Heard first on the Lehult Worldwide FM Special last year, this highly requested tune finally sees the light of day in all its trippy, warm, analogue glory. “Oase” takes things a notch deeper by layering lush synths, swarming melodies and ski field recordings over a laid back electro-groove. “Rex Dubius” translates the vibe of the first two tracks into a more straightforward, dubby groove - not without the skipping beats and the warm counterparts, though.
a1. Einbahnstraßen Sound
b2. Rex Dubius
Released 2nd November
1987... for those lucky enough visiting a decent import shop in that year could have seen a US import record with pink label showing a darts board with small text next to the picture saying "Target records" and "Joe R. Lewis". Pretty sure nobody at that time would be alarmed by this... reading further it said... 1. Love Of My Own... Written and produced by Joe R. Lewis... in even smaller text the label info continued; mixed by Larry Heard..! And even that, at that time that would not have rung a bell, except for maybe a couple of dj's who only just in the last couple months picked up copy of a Mr. Fingers record and memorised the writer credits. We're talking the very early days of House music, the pre-internet era where new music and info didn't spread all over the globe within a couple of seconds... Now more then 30 years later this is a holy grail for worldwide record collectors and house aficionados, and still not all info is clear. But like all good stories there is a cloud of mystery covering up the details! On the flip side there is one of the best tracks ever produced by Joe Lewis.., Life Immoreal... a track so elegant and beautiful that it hurts!!! Two of the best tracks Chicago House music has to offer in remastered versions taken from the original master tapes on this latest outing of Clone Classic Cuts!
a1. Love of My Own (Instrumental)
b1. Dub My Own (Remix)
b2. Life Immoreal
Released 19th October
Yes - this is a very special record: NYC‘s Phenomenal Handclap Band meets London’s Ray Mang - the psychedelic soul disciples meet the disco champ by way of remix. Ray Mang is a hero to fans of underground disco: remixer, collector, producer, DJ - he is part of that magic circle of London DJ connoisseurs around DJ Harvey. He has the magic disco touch, and has applied it to great effect to PHB’s “Judge Not". He did a fresh, new take on house-heavy gospel disco that is sure to fill any dancefloor. Try it! For those who don’t know New York’s almost legendary band: The Phenomenal Handclap Band is led by producer Daniel Collás, and consists of some of New York’s finest new soul & disco musicians. Some of them used to play in the Amy Winehouse band and others can be heard on some of Mark Ronson’s productions. Their biggest moment was when they released their single “15 to 20″ some years ago (on Gomma Records) and Paul McCartney wrote them a letter about how much he loved that song when he heard it on BBC Radio 1. On “Judge Not” they come up with dazzling piano lines, a deep rare funk rhythm section, and a street corner gospel choir that brings you to your feet. Ray Mang heard the original version of this song and was hyped to become involved in the remix, and the pairing is complementary to say the least. Many of you know PHB from their collaborations with such luminaries as Peaches or Marcos Valle or Bryan Ferry, a prime appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, and direct support on Bryan Ferry’s US tour. The group is currently finishing a new album.
a1. Judge Not (Ray Mang Special Mix)
b1. Judge Not (Ray Mang Instrumental Mix)
b2. Judge Not (Ray Mang Reprise)
Release Date: 2nd November 2018
NormCore emotions from two Bristol lovers and Dreamers that involves the deliberate choice of unremarkable or unfashionable casual electronic music. Odd Shy Guy & Rose Again after several Mango Juices..
a1. The Superstar
a2. E' Soltanto Un Numero
b1. Rinnovo Infinito Delle Cellule
b2. Ehi Spencer
Released 7th September 2018
After Marcin Krupa’s jazz laden pumpers on Sour Edits Vol 2, Sour Edits is back with a four-tracker featuring the first vinyl release from emerging talent Braga Circuit alongside label boss Xxxy.
The A1 is the collaboration between the two artists “take you there”. Slamming drums, melancholic vocals and soaring soul samples to bring a tear to the eye and a pump to the fist
A2 “one I got” is a straight up romantic soul swinger from the boy wonder on his own, craftily chopped samples sit alongside swinging drums to get any good dancefloor moving
B1 “I won’t, I never” sees Xxxy mixing Baltimore breaks with romantic vocals and soaring strings for another tears on the dancefloor moment.
B2 “What you do to me” closes out the record with a slap bass fest that builds and builds.......
a1. Braga Circuit & Xxxy - Take You There
a2. Braga Circuit - One I Got
b1. Xxxy - I Won't I Never
b2. Xxxy - What You Do To Me (TDK Mix)
Released 17th August 2018
Pop down Shamansbury's, pick up a double pack of Gregorian Chanting. Add water, stir in some Acid and a side of Wonk. Microwave for 2mins. Bingo. Arms aloft fun for the whole family.
a. Unknown Artist - Georgian Monastic Chant (Pill Mix)
b. Unknown Artist - Georgian Monastic Chant (Psychedelic Mix)
Repress due 22nd June
The Acido family in full effect: leftfield, lo-fi Acid, ace Ambient trips, Disco vibes & what not.
a1. PG Sounds - Acid Pt, 3 Mix 1
a2. T.V.A. - Light Trace
a3. Unknown Artist - Chance Encounter
a4. Roadworker - Bomag Muziak
a5. Arrrgh - Outro
b1. Dynamo Dresden & Porn Sword Tobacco - Wormhole
b2. T.V.S. - Crackled Crossed Lines
b3. Telephones - Pok-A-Tok (Sundown Mix)
Release Date: TBA - 2018
SAFT is proud to present the official re-issue of the 1986 Joan Bibiloni Band classic 'The Boogie'. The vocals by Deborah Carter still sound as relevant and uplifting as ever. The sought after guitar licks of Bibiloni have appealed to a lot of generations ever since he started making name for himself in the early eighties. While in recent times some of the more experimental work has been re-issued and compiled through some respected labels, the dancefloor classic 'The Boogie' still remains the pinnacle of the guitarist more dancefloor oriented work.
In this re-release package you can find an original version (A1), that is exactly the same as on the 7" that first appeared through Bibiloni's own Blau imprint in 86'. Also on the A side, an extended DJ-friendly version that spans just over five minutes is present.
For the flipside, Norwegian dancefloor expert DJ Sotofett has crafted a surreal dub tainted experience from the original which spans over 13 minutes and touches a lot of ground. Whilst starting with a percussive intro, Sotofett uses a lot of FX and dub style delays to work slowely towards an intense dancefloor experience. Around eight minutes some grandiose synth work is being introduced while the dub elements keep on singing. DJ Sotofett's version is called Ultra Vires Dub for a reason.
a1. Joan Bibiloni Band - The Boogie
a2. Joan Bibiloni Band - The Boogie (Extended Version)
b1. Joan Bibiloni Band - The Boogie (DJ Sotofett's Ultra Vires Dub) (Dj Sotofett remix)
Release Date: 15th June 2018
You should all know by now I have collected a good few records in my time, hunting down that perfect beat. In search of that special piece I have found a deep love for the old soul ballads and funk that were for me great social statements, telling it just how it was.
Growing up with these tunes and owning them I began to realise if someone didn't represent them to the next generation they would be long lost and forgotten. So please... enjoy this time capsule of music from another time... you'll hear nothing's changed!
- Mr. G, 2018
a1. Willie Tee - Anticipation
a2. Ty Karim & George Griffin - Keep On Doing Watcha Doin Pt. 1
b1. Mary Love' Comer - Come Out Of The Sandbox
b2. AJ & The Jiggawatts - It Is What it Is
c1. Asha Puthli - Space Talk
c2. Four Flights - All I Want Is You
d1. Rare Function - Disco Function
d2. Saravah Soul - Nao Posso Te Levar A Serio
Released 22nd June 2018
Schvitz Edits returns for its second release with a 12" sure to ignite dance floors this summer and beyond! Having found gold on a debut release filled with unexpected and unique flips of non dance music classics, Nathan Micay aka Bwana keeps the fire going, this time with some help from his friends.
On Side-A we are treated to a fierce stomping take on Dead Can Dance’s timeless ‘Song of Sophia’, courtesy of everyone’s favourite Berlin via Arizona sparkly desert rat. On the flip, Glasgow favourite Perko re-crafts Sergio Mendes’ ‘Magalenha’ into a driving tour de force. A great return for one of the freshest edits labels in the game at the moment!
a1. Dead Can Dance - Song of Sophia (9000 Cybernetic Goth Street Version)
b1. S.Mendes - Magalenha (Perko's Firecracker Mix)
Release Date: 4th May 2018
Having played at On Loop’s 1st birthday in 2017 after guesting on Moxie’s NTS show the previous year, we are delighted to welcome LK back to the family for our seventh release. Hailing from Leeds, he’s been a producer on the rise for a few years now after standout releases on labels like Shall Not Fade and Ruff Draft. Previously releasing under the alias Viers, as LK he offers something with a more soulful touch. Each offering on the three-tracker brings something slightly different to the package. Title track ‘Dreams’ has been made with the dancefloor in mind, whilst the summery ‘(I Wanna) Make Luv 2 U’ is drawn from laid-back Soul and Motown influences. Slow burner ‘Summer Of 93’ closes the EP, with a direct nod to the slinky vibes of 70s disco.
b1. (I Wanna) Make Luv 2 U
b2. Summer of 93