Release Date 29th March 2019
Following his 2017 solo debut EP, "Resisting in the Darkness", Tyler Dancer takes a step toward the light in his follow up EP "62 Miles High". Written in Hasselt, Belgium, "62 Miles High" shows Dancer drawing upon his Detroit and Midwest heritage to reveal another page in his slow-evolving sonic diary.
Tyler Dancer is a DJ, producer, and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan. His musical journey began at a young age, playing in local jazz & rock bands before becoming a DJ & Training Director at WCBN FM, Ann Arbor in 2006. He made his first Detroit DJ appearances with friend and collaborator Anthony "Shake" Shakir in 2013 and in 2014 he formed a live electronic act under the guise, "Club Creeps" with Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN. In 2017 Shake & Dancer released their remix of "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On," for Westbound Record's "Funkadelic: Reworked by Detroiters," compilation.
01. Kármán Line
02. Shiva's Hands
Release Date 29th March 2019
Plant43 aka Emile Facey, one of CPU's originators delivers his fourth album 'Three Dimensions'. Eight tracks of crystalline electro with his signature epic pads and Blade Runner-esque melodies.
Facey is one of the most respected electro artists of today and this album galvanises this reputation. DJs will find several weapons amongst this package of beautiful electronic music that rewards both headphone listeners as much as a big room.
01. Neon Vista
02. Three Dimensions
03. Lo-res Dreams
04. Disrupt & Disobey
05. Mono Sky Monolith
06. Orange Neon Display
07. Check the Resolution
08. Exoplanet Transmission
Release Date 29th March 2019
Inconspicuous French duo Nummer (made up of Silvère Letellier and Emmanuel Corre AKA E-Talking, best known for their work with Going Good) deliver a stunning five track EP laced with supersonic, hypnotic and funky fresh space oddities for people of the new age!
A revitalising take on classic deep house and IDM styles, Space Oddities Volume 1 is infused with strong doses of organic percussion, odd samples and blissful melodies. Get up and move or sit back and experience the curious world of Nummer, in what could be their most exciting offering to date.
01. Waters of Liepnitzee
02. Eyes Open
04. Diving Bodies
Release Date 29th March 2019
Prins Oblonsky (aka Tobias Fredø), is an Oslo-based composer and producer. He got his musical start studying the trombone and the guitar. Then he bought his first sampler at 18 and, inspired by artists like J Dilla and 9th Wonder, he began to make hip-hop beats and earned his chops by participating in beat battles on the Stones Throw forum. Over the years, Tobias developed a love and fascination for analogue sounds and synthesizers, obsessing over them in all his spare time. At 23, he started working with music and soundscapes for short-films, and his sound move in a more electronic, house music direction, inspired by artists like Floating Points, Four Tet, Rival Consoles, and fellow Norwegian Bjørn Torske.
The Dreams On Hold EP is Prins Oblonsky's debut on the Beatservice label, and it packs a warm punch. The title track launches the EP with an understated four-on-the-floor rhythm and a sparkling, distant arpeggiation. The feeling is indeed dream-like, energetic in tempo but soothing in tone. "Dancing On Graves" follows, presenting mesmerizing lo-fi beats while short pad bursts and echoed synth melodies play in the sonic field. Subtle techno elements characterize "Østerdalen", while the funkiest drum sequence on the EP drives the deepness into forward motion. The EP closes with the introspective "A Farewell To Arms", which ebbs and flows mistily around its warm sustained pad and beguiling synth motif. This is deep house for dreamers.
01. Dreams On Hold
02. Dancing Among Graves
04. A Farewell To Arms
Release Date - 5th April 2019
Before Ancestral Voices, Liam Blackburn was known as Indigo. One of the most in demand Indigo releases for Samurai Horo - the Reaching The Source EP, has now been re pressed for 2019 on a new coloured vinyl.
a1. Indigo - Reaching The Source
b1. Indigo - Tethys
b2. Indigo - Talia
Release Date: 19th April 2019
Innershades presents a heavy and vibrant trip through electro, techno and acid on Ocular Unity, the 12th release on Berlin's Mechatronica.
Following up on his "Aalst To Charlois" rave weapon released on the label last year, the Belgian producer continues to push his signature sound in new directions, maintaining harmony and once again underlining his undeniable strength in producing hypnotizing electronic music for the floor.
From the A-side's fast paced force in "Ocular Design" and "Cycle of Life", to the introspective journey "Zuiderpark" and all-powerful slow drive of "End Life", Innershades comes full circle on Ocular Unity and adds another stellar record to his already impressive discography.
a1. Innershades - Ocular Design
a2. Innershades - Cycle Of Life
b1. Innershades - Zuiderpark
b2. Innershades - End Life
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Schlachthofbronx celebrate 10 years of their existence with a new record on their Rave And Romance imprint. On this double single, the Munich based duo dives into all that interesting vibes, rhythms and sounds they have come to be known for over the last decade, exploring the hybrid fields between all kinds of Dub, Club and Soundsystem music. And: they even allow themselves to get a bit more emotional to fit the special occasion.
The A side TEN starts with a bittersweet synth intro that can only be described as epic before immersing in a dubby bassline world full of layered melodies reminiscing about club-romantic stories of raves & sunrises from the past – while always keeping you dancing to waves of bass tailored to big soundsystems, you know the drill.
The B side ORION takes you far away into an out-of-space Dub universe equal parts sultry & fragile and full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. It's deep.
It will be available digitally and on a limited edition run of 10" vinyl (full artwork disco sleeve) via Rave And Romance Records. Distribution via Unearthed Sounds (vinyl) and The Orchard (digital).
With this, Schlachthofbronx will follow up their 4 previous original albums (2009s Schlachthofbronx, 2012s Dirty Dancing, 2014s Rave And Romance and 2017s Haul & Pull Up), completed by Eps and singles for Labels like Zam Zam, Mixpak, Monkeytown, Mad Decent, Disko B and Man Recordings as well as production work for artists like M.I.A., Snoop Dogg or Bonde Do Role.
a1. Schlachthofbronx - Ten
b1. Schlachthofbronx - Orion
Release Date: 26th April 2019
Have you ever wondered what it sounds like to pack late night influences and dancefloor memories from Northern Hemisphere touring into your luggage, take it home to a sunburnt island and let it sweat out a bit more in the studio? Us neither. To be honest, I don’t think anyone has really pondered such a Bizarro concept.
Nevertheless, Roza Terenzi’s EP ‘The Worldwide’ on the inaugural Bizarro Records release is just that. A continental cross section of sounds and moods that always manages to keep a fist firmly pumping in seemingly eternal rave aesthetic.
'50 Millionaire’ begins as a rare trip to the tropics with some fluttering synths and balearic pads, however the weather takes a quick turn back to familiar Roza surroundings with an unforgiving kick and grinding baseline stabs. Rhythmically this is one of her most audacious efforts yet. A track that bangs just as easy on a badass system as it would on a banana lounge.
For the title track ‘Worldwide’, Terenzi invites listeners out on a charter with an initial melody that could hook the strongest that the sea had to offer. The instantly familiar hook is met with a classic breaks structure and some understated warm chords that carry the cut safely back to shore.
Remixes for the EP come from fellow Ozzie don Rings Around Saturn and 90’s revivalist Luca Lozano. Whilst not surprising, yet always impressive Rings Around Saturn once again flips an original on its head. The Melburnian takes ’50 Millionaire’ on a trip across the channel and provides those unpredictable UK patterns and flare. If making a ‘balaeric stepper’ was possible, this is what it would sound like. For ‘Worldwide’, The Klasse Wrecks king, builds a standard ravey stab into a melody that makes the inner hardcore in us all warm and fuzzy. Whilst it may not be anything novel, it sticks to its contagious Luca Lozano DNA of acidic, anthemic and euphoric.
a1. 50 Millionaire
b1. 50 Millionaire (Rings Around Saturn Pulp Mix)
b2. Worldwide (Luca Lozano Intercontinental Mix)
Release Date: 5th April 2019
After Francis Harriis third album ‘Trivial Occupations’ gained magnificent resonances during press and listeners - his “meandering, spine-tingling loveliness” (DJ Mag, USA) became an album of the year in several publications - here is the Remix-EP with two very special reworks. While the left-field ambient waves of ‘Trivial Occupations’ still linger in the ears, Joaquin Joe Claussell and LNS tamper with the two bit more beat-driven ‘Minor Forms’ and ‘St. Catherine And The Calm’ for two new interpretations that totally break the chains. New York based DJ, musician and producer Joaquin Joe Claussell, label-owner of both Spiritual Life Music and Sacred Rhythms Music is looking back on a list of countless works on Labels like Vega Records, Brownswood Recordings and Wonderwheel Recordings. Famous for his percussion-driven Afro-House tracks which are influenced by his Puerto Rican background, he also has a deep connection into New York’s local Jazz Scene. Claussell’s Cosmic Arts Version of Minor Forms features the outstanding Jazz-pianist Bennett Paster with skillful and organic Piano lines. The track opens up with indistinct vocal chants and distant piano-tinkles alongside scattered drum hits. This moody, steady swelling beginning follows on the vibe of the original’s jazzy trumpets. As the bass, played by Claussell, hits at some point, the whole track turns into a fusion of virtousic synth and piano melodies, underlined with excentrical drum rolls. A turn back into the lighter ambient-spheres finally ends the wildness. “No different than how I approach producing remixes,” says Claussell, “my goal first and foremost is to initiate a connection with the original composition. What this allows me to do is become intimate with the piece in a way that it almost becomes one of my own.
a1. Minor Forms (Joaquin Joe Claussell's Cosmic Arts Version)
b1. St. Catherine And The Calm (LNS Remix feat. Nadia Sparrow)
Release Date: 26th April 2019
Following on from his percussion driven “Rhythm Trainx Vol 2” EP on the renowned Running Back Ketiov returns with something special for the fourth outing on his own self-titled label. The “King Of Hypocrisy” LP is a journey of personal development and musical discovery built around soundscapes, field recordings and new monotone arrangements. From the start the Ketiov alias has been about free expression and musical direction and in stark contrast to the Running Back EP this record shows the broad spectrum of the artist’s influences and inspirations. Each track holds a special meaning and background story, written in private and kept private until totally finished. From the spooky vocals of “the Wait” to the blissed-out guitars of “Today” and the analogue arpeggiators of “Dual Morality” the ten short tracks come together as an exceptional personal listening experience, which leave us wondering… what else does Ketiov have in store for the future?
a2. The Wait
a3. Nothing is for Free
a4. Dual Morality
a5. Life Chapters
b1. Broken Heart Vessel
b2. Record of Thoughts
b4. Complexity of Life
Release Date - 29th March 2019
On his second full-length 'Degenerate', Turkish producer, artist and designer Berk Çakmakçı uses a plethora of found and recorded sound to create shape-shifting compositions where noise, drone and post-club sounds are filtered through industrial textures. 'Degenerate's brooding sound design and disregard for textural uniformity —lo-fi soundbites from Youtube vids merge with sharp blasts of digital noise on short but intense ‘Spit’— is informed by the trans-international chaos of the political zeitgeist. The closer 'Nothing To Break' searches for a throughline in the current wave of destruction and death, and plays out like several movie trailers going simultaneously. Often making sharp turns within a single song, ‘Degenerate’ is ostensibly aggressive and fragmented. At the same time, it reconfigures the residue left by contemporary paranoias and obsessions.
The album is mixed by Ahmet Türk and Berk Çakmakçı, mastered by Beau Thomas and features art by Bora Akıncıtürk and type design by Amir Jamshidi.
Limited to 250 copies for the World.
a1. Age Reform - Shield Me From Death
a2. Age Reform - New Path
a3. Age Reform - Untouched
a4. Age Reform - Servant
b1. Age Reform - Lurker
b2. Age Reform - Spit
b3. Age Reform - Skinned
b4. Age Reform - Oblivious
b5. Age Reform - Nothing To Break
Released 15th March
Gunnar Haslam returns to Delsin with his third EP on the label. 'Cacique De Poyais' counts thirteen intriguing minutes of rumbling low key grooves. It's dark and shadowy, full of menace and the sort of elongated bit of deep techno hypnosis to take you in on yourself. Backed with dance floor jams 'Port Sommeil' and 'Azote Du Guano' that both bring spangled synths and wonky drums for a perfectly loose sense of rugged and abstract rhythms.
a1. Cacique De Poyais
b1. Port Sommeil
b2. Azote Du Guano
Released 8th February
Lovely lush emotive dancetracks full of cosmic! vibes In the opening track, a male soothing voice warns us for a gravitational collapse, and he couldn't be more right! Our new family member, INTIMACY, drags you from one musical dimension to another. His outerworld soundscapes and propelling drum rhythms make you doubt whether or not you're still on earth. Enjoy the trip!
a1. Gravitational Collapse
a2. Earth Sciences
b1. Lifetime of Curiosity
b2. Stargate 2020
Released 22nd February
The Men You'll Never See are back once again! Detroit In Effect's classic Unseen EP updated for 2019. Includes the Detroit Electrotechno anthem "R U Married".
a1. Never Ending Beats 2
a2. R U Married
a3. Not R Fault (Live Version)
b1. Let Yo Body Rock
b3. My House
Release Date: April 2019
John Beltran, Mark Archer, Future Beat Alliance and max 404 line up on this third 10 years anniversary 12" for De:tuned. Both John and Mark deliver a timeless, Detroit tradition indebted techno vibe, resulting in 2 dancefloor-friendly tracks. While FBA and max 404 activated their DAT recorder, culminating in unheard crisp yet sensitive cuts.
Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, pressed on 180 gr vinyl and a separate digital version will be available from the usual digital shops. Stay tuned!
a1. John Beltran - Juliette
a2. Mark Archer - Depth From Within
b1. Future Beat Alliance - Reflected Notes
b2. Max 404 - Butterflying