Release Date: 20th December 2019
Second release of greta wohlfahrt. three tracks of post-techno lucidity in sound on 33,3 rpm black vinyl find their way to a noisy surface of modern worlds decay. first track „jargon der eigentlichkeit“ is a 12 minutes long growing journey into the acid electro continuum, evolving from halftime to a 4/4 beat and runs out into particles of a dying handclap. on the flipside „-„ is a dark melody synth track mostly made with soviet synth faemi-1m and „ausweichquartiere“ a more uptempo post-techno and new-wave punk track with a more live performance feeling and wild structure.
Greta wohlfahrt is both the labels name as it is the name of an unknown, invisible collective of electronic flâneurs and boulevardiers.
a1. Jargon der Eigentlichkeit
Release Date: 6th December 2019
London’s Will Hofbauer has been steadily making a name for himself in the UK capital over the past few years via his own Third Place Records and Co-Select, an event series he runs alongside his collective with a focus on gender equality in DJ Culture, curating back to back sets with a balanced representation. Here we see Will mark a new milestone in his career with his production debut via New York’s HOMAGE Records, while hotly tipped producer and DJ Desert Sound Colony steps in on remix duties, known for his material on labels such as Scissor & Thread, Me Me Me, Futureboogie and of course his own Holding Hands.
The original mix of ‘Caned’ leads the release, laid out over six minutes with crunchy off- kilter drums, gritty disorted bass tones and wandering arpeggios all dynamically unfolding and evolving throughout. The Desert Sound Colony Remix follows next (seeing early support in from Bradley Zero, Gilles Peterson and Tristan Da Cunha), the fellow London-based artist stamps his own mark on things with a UKG tinged vibe via heavily swung drums, heady synth flutters and a menacing bass line all weaved together amongst the shuffled groove.
‘Whiplash’ follows next, fusing choppy amen breaks and bumpy broken drums alongside bubbling synths and an infectious vocal hook before ‘Rocks Off’ rounds out the release, this time round embracing a raw 4/4 approach rhythmically while a stab- led bass line, vacillating resonant synths and airy string sequences further fuel the murky, hypnotic groove.
a1. Will Hofbauer - Caned
a2. Will Hofbauer - Caned (Desert Sound Colony Remix)
b1. Will Hofbauer - Whiplash
b2. Will Hofbauer - Rocks Off
Release Date: 6th December 2019
Hearse return with their second output and is worth the wait. Dutchman Cosmic Force kicks off the A side with Suckers Divide, a brutal slice of vocodered darkness only he can do. Bulgarian industrialist MANASYt makes a welcome return after a few years off with his track Sister Ping sounding like hornets on acid ready to attack. Tobias Schmidt adopts his Secret State alias for the B side with his anthemic Dominant Narrative, fast paced and derranged machine madness. Brassica finishes the ep off with 0898666420, an electro psychedelia vocoder drum ensemble. Think cylob on mushrooms and you’re almost there.
Again it comes in a beautiful screen printed sleeve. 300 for the world. Don’t sleep.
a1. Cosmic Force - Suckers Divide
a2. Manasyt - Sister Ping
b1. Secret State - Dominant Narrative
b2. Brassica - 0898666420
Release Date: 13th December 2019
“Digital native. Noun. A person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age.”
Prime handler of comet powder-fuelled floor heroics for the sun-dazed hours, Melbourne’s Escape Artist made quite the impression with his previous pair of EPs for Salt Mines and much enticing debut tape album for Couch Acid Recordings. Turning up on Kalahari Oyster Cult with his anticipated third outing, ‘Digital Natives’, the Aussie producer pulls out a quartet of old-school ravey pumpers, rife with the usual pack of patented Escape Artist tropes. Kalahari’s 19th oyster is sure to get dancers wading knee-deep in their own sweat as EA takes care of whooshing us off to dreamier Utopian heights in one smooth movement.
Cutting a path of cyber-organic fascination, ‘Another World’ flies us straight off to fantasized tropics where warm swashes of bleached-out pads and roguish acid froth languidly lap at convulsive ridges of breaks-riddled drum programming. Taking the original for a dive into swampy, Chain Reaction’esque depths, Canadian techno deconstructivist Flørist offers a moment of calm before the B-side’s storm.
An all-out dynamic affair, ‘Digital Natives’ cranks up the heat a notch further with its heavy alloy of propulsive electro and ankle-breaking rhythmic outbursts, which shall wreak absolute havoc no matter the hour or place. Rounding off the trip on a jazzy, laid-back after party vibe, ‘Inner City Pressure’ is a vivid mix-&-match of junglistic engineering and ethereal house-ism; a most spitting sum-up of Escape Artist’s playful and versatile approach toward production. Roll the dices and brace yourself, this is some massive magic at work right here.
a1. Another World
a2. Another World (Flørist Remix)
b1. Digital Natives
b2. Inner City Pressure (Relief Mix)
Release Date: 6th December 2019
For their ninth record TRUSIK enlists the German producer bhed whose long form constructions blend ambient, dub, techno, and dubstep into forms that stretch each genre’s signifiers to their breaking points.
The monumental opener “eighteenhundred” melds sun-drenched synth work onto a meandering rhythm that gives way to a dub techno influenced beat that morphs into a jittering whirr of glitch-like percussive brushstrokes and serpentine sub weight.
Title track “apatheia” harkens back to ’08 Peverelist with a strident march and groovy Jamaican bass weight as the mixing board comes alive with fading guitar chops that encircle themselves like an ouroboros.
Lastly, “east” is a loose homage to Augustus Pablo’s mystical “East of the River Nile” with a cloudy fog of one-drop rim shots echoing into infinity and a steppa’s amble.
As with label mates Tremble and Zygos, Ben LaDieu is called upon once more to grace TRSK009 with his dense, hallucinogenic artwork that melds the mundane and surreal.
a1. Bhed - Eighteenhundred
b1. Bhed - Apatheia
b2. Bhed - East
Release Date: 6th December 2019
Maelstrom links up with DeFeKT and Berlin syndicate Mechatronica, to deliver four bloodcurdling electro and techno cuts for the floor, forcefully designed to activate bodies and transport minds. Not for the faint hearted.
a1. Maelstrom - Heat Wave
a2. Maelstrom - Three Channels
b1. Maelstrom - Naoned ft DeFeKT
b2. Maelstrom - Dublin ft DeFeKT
Release Date: 29th November 2019
Nathan Micay is pleased to present the next re-issue on Eternal Schvitz: Aaron Palmquist - Cohesion EP. As a mainstay of the Canadian underground rave scene during the 90’s, Aaron (aka Chameleon) performed live at legendary Toronto parties such as Exodus, Chemistry and Pleasure Force. Using an assortment of gear including two TB303’s, a TR909 and 808 drum machine, he was able to road test a number of originals, eventually leading to an EP in 1997 on Solo Recoridings. Now, 22 years later, these amazing tunes can live again, completely re-mastred from previously lost DAT tapes along with a brand new 2019 remix of ‘Dreamtime’. As always, Schvitz gives back. To fight the evil no-ID-DJ forces currently at work, every Eternal Schvitz release will be providing 60% of the cut to the artists and ensuring their credits are front and centre. The remaining 40% of profits will go to aequa, a Berlin-based collective with a focus on empowerment of women, trans and non- binary folks through gatherings for interpersonal exchange. Schvitz is Love. Schvitz is Communal.
a1. Aaron Palmquist - Beautiful
a2. Aaron Palmquist - Dreamtime
b1. Aaron Palmquist - House People (Chameleon Remix)
b2. Aaron Palmquist - Dreamtime 2019
Release Date: 15th November 2019
'Under My Skin' is the 12” sampler to the upcoming long player by half Australian (Nick West) and half Czech (Dj Schwa) duo Shades Of Gray. Their third full length studio album 'Under My Skin' has been in the making since 2016 and is dropping late Autumn. Shades Of Gray have been producing heavily groove based house since their first 12" in 2007. Since that time, Shades Of Gray have released many 12” records, remixes and two studio albums while keeping up with a hectic touring schedule. Their debut LP “Soul Machine” was included in 50 Best Albums of 2011 by DJ Mag UK. Remix duties are in the hands of Prime Numbers stellar Trus’Me and Infusion’s producer Jamie Stevens.
a1. Shades Of Gray - Under My Skin
a2. Shades Of Gray - Under My Skin (Trus'Me 'Not This Time' Remix)
b1. Shades Of Gray - Volca Bolts
b2. Shades Of Gray - Volca Bolts (Jamie Stevens Remix)
b3. Shades Of Gray - Monday Toxins (Dj Schwa's Red Dub remix)
Release Date: 25th October 2019
Fracture presents Turbo, a sound Astrophonica label boss has been pushing in his productions and sets over the last 18 months. 8 tracks of uncompromising dancefloor cuts that merge together the sounds of Techno, 160/Footwork, Jungle, Bass and Electro. Featuring Addison Groove, Sam Binga, Moresounds, Philip D Kick, Lewis James, Hyroglifics and ONHELL.
a1. Fracture - Get Raw
a2. Moresounds - You Don’t Know
b1. Sam Binga x ONHELL - A Mighty Quest
b2. Addison Groove - Redeye
c1. Hyroglifics - Aura
c2. Lewis James - Kit 5000
d1. Philip D Kick - Bleach
d2. Fracture x Sam Binga - EBP
Release date TBA
Vienna-based DJ and producer, Heap, lands on Mechatronica White with a radiant and hypnotic vision of forward thinking dance music, assisted by Gamma Intel's menacing slow-burner on the flip. Starting from this release, EPs in the Mechatronica White series will be released via one limited pressing of hand-numbered and hand-stamped white label 12".
a1. Beat Nouveau
a2. Beat Nouveau (Gamma Intel Remix)
b1. Tat Ark
b2. Beau Geste
Due November 2019
For this ninth EP and special "10 Years De:tuned" emission we dig deep into Atypic's, better known as Andy and Ed from Plaid, archives for a couple of rare and previously unreleased tracks written in 1992. On offer two mighty lost classics gradually building into a fallout of immense, beautiful proportions produced by one of the most interesting electronic duos of the 90's and modern times. Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. This 12" is pressed on 180 gr vinyl and 1 track per side to transfer the rough DAT sound at best condition. A separate digital version will be available from the usual digital shops. Stay tuned!
a1. Atypic - Henkhisesui
b1. Atypic - Palaeeudyptinae
Release Date: 23rd September 2019
Naota Matsuda, known to most of you as SJ Tequilla, has released a selection of records over the past few years on Freakout Cult, Bright Sounds and his own imprint, Shot of T. This time he joins Craigie Knowes for his latest EP, 'Sanya'. 2 high-quality house tracks coupled with 2 high-quality experimental/ambient numbers. A record of foot tappers and brain sizzlers!
b1. Sweet Salts 2
b2. The Day After
Released 5th July
DJ Haram is a producer & DJ who distinctively ties her New Jersey musical history with more recent involvement in the Philadelphia DIY noise scene, whilst paying homage to her Middle Eastern roots. A close affiliate of New York's Discwoman collective, she is also one half of 700 Bliss with rapper & poet Moor Mother, who features on this EP. Haram’s non-traditional understanding of Islam, paired with a nuanced perspective on folk tradition and mythology, underpins the EP, bringing fantasy and colour to this in-between place. On opener ‘No Idol’, a darbuka rhythm pairs with offbeat claps around a dark synth and a contrasting airy flute melody, illustrating the theme of duality running through the music. The melodies of ‘No Idol’ are revisited in the final track remix, sped up with a classic Baltimore club beat and energetic bedsprings samples.‘Interlude’ is a combination of the sounds and patterns from each song. ‘Gemini Rising's synth is reminiscent of John Carpenter, paired with adarbuka rhythm and war drums that transmit a religious sci -fi horror aesthetic. ‘Body Count’ is propelled by Jersey Club kicks with a distorted drum crunch and ticking rim shot in triplets, and an ethereal melody. ‘Grace (K.O.D.)’ has menacing cinematic stabs that feel like acid raining on the scattered percussion. On the 700 Bliss track ‘Candle Light’, Moor Mother's distorted and doubled up vocal chorus evokes a frantic yet solemn energy as she speaks on themes of life and death.‘Grace’ is an EP constructed through deep feeling, transmitting vital dancefloor energy. It’s music is versatile, imbued with a strong will, personality, and colour.
Audio available soon.
A1. No Idol
A3. Gemini Rising
A4. Body Count
B1. Candle Light (700 Bliss Remix)
B2. Grace (K.O.D.)
B3. Candle Light (Instrumental)
B4. No Idol (Remix)
Release Date: 28th June 2019
Zeta Reticula returns to Mechatronica with a radiant tale of astronomical phenomena and deep-space molecular development - a more than ideal backdrop to the EP's four powerful and diverse electro tracks, built by the acclaimed Slovenian producer also known as Umek.
Following up on his "I Am Mensch" record released on Mechatronica last year, Zeta Reticula takes the listener on a light-speed journey from the earliest organic compounds, past the dazzling formation formation of life, between orbiting double stars - and finally into the unknown, stretching obscurely far-reaching parsec units.
a1. Zeta Reticula - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
a2. Zeta Reticula - Formation Of Life
b1. Zeta Reticula - Double Star
b2. Zeta Reticula - 12 Parsecs
Released 21st June
The 4th disc on Young Echo Records is here, and it comes locked & loaded with Jabu re-works from the extended family: SKRS & Jay Glass Dubs at the controls! Pressed to 12′′ with two remixed cuts from Jabu’s Sleep Heavy LP on Blackest Ever Black.
a1. Jabu - Fool If (Jay Glass Dubs Rework)
b1. Jabu - Wounds (SKRS 2nd Cut Remix)
Released 21st June
7 years of silence. 7 years waiting. The master of dark simplicity: beat, bass, drift, drone - Mick Harris has re-engaged with his longest running, primary artist identity, SCORN. His first salvo upon return, the “Feather” EP is anything but light. It is the darkest possible bass-weight, a vortex of low frequency into which all light is subsumed. The 3 entirely separate versions of the title track plumb unknown depths with harried atmospheres, reminiscent of Scorn’s earlier days, a time before bass music became a popular movement and Harris was the absolute pioneer in the genre. Bass weight, dub production technique with multiple delay channels, time and phrase morphology and erupting samples keep all 3 variations differing as they decompose. The final track tells a truth of life: “Whatever Is Touched Turns”; and lays it out with pounding multiple bass-lines and the most punishing kick drum in any Scorn track ever. Feather is a return to arms for the one referred to as the Dark Lord of Bass. Scorn lives again. All tracks Created and Mixed by MJ Harris in the Lad’s Old Room B14.
a2. Feather (Wittering Mole Mix)
b1. Feather (Ginger Grass Mix)
b2. What Is Touched Turns
Release Date: 24th May 2019
After previous releases on Gerd Janson's Running Back Records (including 2018 hit 'Tim's Symphony' being rinsed all over by Dixon, Ame & Sven Vath), Younger Rebinds (aka Benny Rodrigues aka ROD) starts his own eponymous label with 2 eclectic summer jams filled with earworm melodies and retro drums right in time for the festivalseason... FUN allowed!
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
Repress due 19th July 2019.
Ltd 3x12" Vinyl LP. Under one of his most notable guises, Larry Heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. 'Cerebral Hemispheres' is his first full length album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years. Famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, Larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and DJ spanning 35 years. Due for release on his own imprint Alleviated Records, 'Cerebral Hemispheres' features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into Larry's musical world.
01. Full Moon
02. City Streets
03. Urbane Sunset
04. Sands of Aruba
05. Tiger Lounge
06. A Day in Portugal
07. Sao Paolo
08. Crying Over You
09. Cerebral Hemispheres
11. Outer Acid
12. Inner Acid
16. Qwazars Re-mix
18. Praise to the Vibes