Released 31st May
J.Wiltshire joins the Black Orpheus stable with five tracks of heat for the dance. On side A, 'Semuta' and 'Lemon Squash' are an acid-soaked take on classic electro and sound like a summer beach party organised by Snake Plissken. The theme of road-ready funk continues with the rolling, squelching bass of 'Hundred'. On the reverse, 'In Your Belly' and 'Cymek' take the release into murkier territory. Two cuts of razor sharp retro futurism, these weapons of choice would turn heads at any post apocalyptic rave or dystopian underground gathering. Eye patches at the ready!
a2. Lemon Squash
b1. In Your Belly
Release Date: 24th May 2019
It’s with a pride filled, yet heavy, heart that Schrödinger’s Box bid a welcoming return to the uncrowned King of Acid, Andreas Gehm. After Cosmic Interrail come four tracks of acid scorn, corrosive jack and twisted spite. Under his own name, and the time honoured mantle of Elec Pt 1, Cologne’s 303 contortionist serves three works dripping in bitter bars and skewered by claps and snares. “Captain Future” sits outside of the quartet, a carnival outake of whirling lights and crashing cymbals. Pure quality from the Acid King. Yellow / marbled vinyl.
a1. Andreas Gehm - Aynt Readi
a2. Elec Pt. 1 - 707Moog=125 Trakk 3
b1. Elec Pt. 1 - 707Moog=125 Trakk 4
b2. Andreas Gehm - Captain Future
Release Date: 14th June 2019
Perseus Traxx makes his Schrödinger’s Box debut with a 4-track EP of experiments forged in the depths of Northern England. Pristine plateaus and eerie sweeps cover the entire first side, a Perseus Traxx from 2090, shimmering in and out of phase within a murky acidic landscape. Introspective and thoughtful throughout. B1 surges forth with resolute intention, headed straight for the singularity. The UK’s answer to Legowelt – Timothy J Fairplay finishes off the final quarter with a summer-garden Techno banger. Purple / transparent vinyl.
a1. Meeting To Conspire
a2. The Plot Thickens
b1. How The Mighty Fell
b2. How The Mighty Fell (Timothy J Fairplay Remix)
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 - 7th June 2019
ZamZam 72 comes from one of our favorite producers for the last few years, the elusive Andy Mac. Known in particular for his “Diving Bird” series, a buy-on-sight trilogy of 12”s on Bristol’s Idle Hands, the idiosyncratic producer also has releases on No Corner (in collaboration with Ossia), and the seminal Punch Drunk label. His unique style of chopped, techy, warm, pastoralist dubwise had us from the first, and the tunes he sent us flew through our A&R gauntlet with ease. His are records we return to again and again, revealing more subtlety with each listen, free from genre or tempo constraints.
“Dawner,” the first of two transmissions from Lands End, Cornwall, is a perfect encapsulation of the Andy Mac sound: melancholy yet uplifting, rooted in techno-steppers yet rough-hewn and organic, breezy yet piercingly introspective. Led by a staccato kick and insistent metallic snare, featuring a bubbling Hammond organ lead by Richard Blackbarrow of cult UK Rough Trade band “Bob,” this one shimmers with summer warmth, lens-flare refracting saturated side-light, made for dusk sessions and sunrise sets, preferably out of doors, far from any city.
Layered with field recordings of streams and sea, “Tawny Grammar” is an altogether deeper affair, a dark, hallucinatory journey into the power of repetition in a 140-ish style. Shaker, kick, and hi hat lay the foundation for a looping and loping Binghi drum and guitar chop that begin their journey hacking through a dense undergrowth of sound, only to find themselves ensnared in a web of backwards delays and psychotropic effects that suspend the unwary in a strange tension between minimal and claustrophobic… the dance’s dark beating heart.
a1. Andy Mac - Dawner
b1. Andy Mac - Tawny Grammer
Release Date - 24th May 2019
What have we here? A new label from UK electro stalwart Cestrian no doubt. This first ep kicks off in style with a heavy line up and some dark bangers to boot. 4 tracks of dark menacing electro with a collab from Si Begg & Neil Landstrumm to start proceedings. The vocoder on this is one is pretty intense to say the least! 2nd track on the A side is a cool track from the Exaltics with the memorable 00045.00.2 . Side B slows down the bpm’s in precision ebm style with none other than The Hacker under his Amato alias. Finishing the ep off is Dutch maestro DJ Overdose who delivers a dark slab of neg vibe with the aptly entitled Industry Repeats. Very nice ep. Comes with a cool screen print too. If you like your electro dark then this is for you. Only 300 made so don’t sleep.
a1. Si Begg and Neil Lanstrumm - The Pusher
a2. The Exaltics - 00045.00.2
b1. Amato - Sueur et Poussière
b2. DJ Overdose - Industry Repeats
Release Date: 14th June 2019
A fruitful collaboration between lyricist Andrew Birtles, composer David Watts, producer Dave Foister, and the beautiful voice of Kym Amps of which only two tracks were released on a 7". Now, almost 40 years after the original release date, the full album finally sees the light of day through Monte Cristo.
Kym Amps' powerful and moving vocal performance is supported by minimal electronic new-wavish arrangements that were produced with, at the time, cutting edge equipment.
a1. Kym Amps - You Don't Know My Name (But I Know You)
a2. Kym Amps - Out Of This World
a3. Kym Amps - I Must Be Seeing Things
b1. Kym Amps - You Love Me
b2. Kym Amps - The Sound Of Your Voice
b3. Kym Amps - Who's Afraid
b4. Kym Amps - Days Like These
Release Date - 17th May 2019
Young Ethics is the new label from Armand Jakobsson, p.k.a DJ Seinfeld, Rimbaudian, and Birds Of Sweden. For the time being, it will be exclusively for Jakobsson’s output.
The debut release, out 17 May, is a 4 track EP from DJ Seinfeld, available on vinyl, digital download, and streaming services.
Stylistically it will follow on from remixes for George FitzGerald, and Prospa, and from his April 2018 ‘Sakura’ EP, which saw support from Aphex Twin, Marcel Dettmann, and Daniel Avery.
Jakobsson released new music via his own DJ KiCKS compilation (July 2018), and Bonobo’s Fabric compilation (February 2019), but the launch of Young Ethics will see the first EP from him for over a year.
a1. DJ Seinfeld - Electrian
a2. DJ Seinfeld - Mono Melo
b1. DJ Seinfeld - Uforia
b2. DJ Seinfeld - Galazy
Release Date: 14th June 2019
Munich. 1994. A group buck current trends with a ground-breaking release. Tikitaka by Tamburá left aside the techno of the time to focus on a the lesser known styles of afrobeat and tribal music. The result was three tracks that sail and soar on a primal energy, three works that whisk listeners away to exotic lands of wooden wind instruments, ritualistic vocals and, even, bag pipe majesty. For twenty five years this record has been an unattainable mystery, until now that is. Kalahari Oyster Cult have lovingly restored all three of the trailblazing original tracks alongside two very special remixes. Melbourne’s Tornado Wallace adds new layers of intensity as he cuts and reshapes melodies and beats to set any floor alight with this visionary remake. Dazion offers a very different interpretation. Focusing on vocals, this new talent accentuates the shamanic-like chants of Tikitaka, using them as a base from which throbbing synth lines grow as new depths are explored. An EP every bit as daring in 2019 as it was in 1994.
a1. Tikitaka (Highland Mix)
a2. Tikitaka (Instrumental)
b1. Tikitaka (Tabla Mix)
b2. Tikitaka (Tornado Wallace Remix)
b3. Tikitaka (Dazion Remix)
Release Date - 24th May 2019
Marco Lazovic made a name for himself for sought-after releases on Lobster Theremin and Jungle Gym records. We are rather excited to welcome him on Beef with our first ever tape release. Ocean Voyage is a 6 track mini-album heavily influenced by 90ties electro, rave and breaks. The album is spiced up with a remix by Tel Aviv based artist Olsvangèr, proper tripped in - spaced out house rework (debuted at Boiler Room few months ago).
Beef Records is a record label and agency, founded in 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Now residing in Prague, Beef is also events-focused, co-running Komiks, huge parties which have been a breeding ground for connecting the world’s best DJs with local Czech talent. Run by Dj Schwa
1. Marco Lazovic - Ocean Voyage
2. Marco Lazovic - Dead Astronaut
3. Marco Lazovic - Eklektic Disko
4. Marco Lazovic - Eklektic Disko (Olsvangèr Remix)
5. Marco Lazovic - Deception Point
6. Marco Lazovic - Lost in Space
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!
Release Date: 19th April 2019
Asyncro is a record label launched by Moscow's electronic music producer OL in 2019. The opening release is an LP by Serwed - the debut collaborative project from OL and his Gost Zvuk label-mate Flaty. This record offers precise cuts with a wide range of rhythmic structures and granulated backgrounds, based on the duo's explorations of free-form generative sound.
a1. Serwed - Initial
a2. Serwed - Angular
a3. Serwed - Ceramic
a4. Serwed - Radiant
b1. Serwed - Ground
b2. Serwed - Linear
b3. Serwed - Bias
b4. Serwed - Rrand
Release Date: 19th April 2019
Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer responsible for the Far Away party, cassette mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab. For the last 6+ years, Cooper has consistently brought unique and underrated talent from abroad for his late-night warehouse party while also regularly traveling around the world to DJ.
As a producer, Cooper maintains a steady flow of remixes – recognized most for frequent remixes on DFA Records. As of late, Cooper’s original music is finally starting to surface – starting with a debut full EP on Permanent Vacation. Coastal Breeze is a collection of tracks Cooper produced at home in LA over the last year or so, aimed at the late night dance floor with an injection of California sunshine.
Close friend and local hometown hero Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights was summoned for vocal duty on "The Search," rounding off this release as the ultimate embodiment of Cooper's surroundings.
a1. The Search (feat. Indra Dunis)
a2. The Search (feat. Indra Dunis) [Vocal Dub Mix]
b1. Coastal Breeze
b2. Hypnotic Beat Tool
Release Date: TBA 2019
Berlin-based Mechatronica founder Daribone presents a potent blend of EBM, new beat and electro on "Body Realism", the fourth record in the label's limited edition White series of hand stamped vinyl-only releases.
A wild ride into the Chilean producer's vivid take on reality, spirituality and fantasy, the EP moves from slow-burning mantras and religious mania on "Shamanic Tendencies" and "Yolavi Bahar" through the hazardous alien landscapes of "Upper Norfair" and a final encounter with the Mechanoid beings, gatekeepers between our consciousness and the universe.
a1. Daribone - Shamanic Tendencies
a2. Daribone - The Return of the Maiordomus
b1. Daribone - Yolavi Bahar
b2. Daribone - Upper Norfair
b3. Daribone - Knowing the Mechanoid
Released 17th May 2019
LP, LIMITED TO 1000 BLACK SERIALISED COPIES, HQ ART, UV, STICKER. NO SPECIFIC TRACK-LIST GIVEN.
I like the idea that the listener / owner of the record can freely pick the tracks names according to his own interpretation, while listening, with the words on the back of the cover since they were used to compose the music. The Album consists of 1 track cut over 2 Sides, Track-length A : 22:16 B : 22:50 It all started with words, and a project for an art book with a CD, acronym for Corps Diplomatiques as a tribute to a special diplomatic elephant called Abul Abbas. A few mundane terms, picked randomly, then coupled with frequencies chosen in a spontaneous way for their presupposed properties or synchronicities, whether in space, orbital rhythms, colour spectrum, or electro-magnetic fields. Those free associations became the foundation for a written composition, the reprogramming of recordings of computer improvisations, and a dialogue with the visual elements of the book. It is also based on the deconstruction of the first LP I did and its reconstruction under the auspices of echoes of a joyful brouhaha from a dreamed speakeasy, including the true voices behind the charade. The freedom is given to the listener to connect the dots and name the tracks according to their own state of mind, mood or interpretation. All further informations are in the book!
A) Sample 1
A) Sample 2
B) Sample 3
B) Sample 4
Release Date: June 2019
De:tuned continue the cherry-picked selections for their 10th anniversary with volume 5 of the series. Terrace (aka Stefan Robbers) and Nu Era (aka Marc Mac, best known as the founding member of 4 Hero) take you into a melodic Detroit techno universe. On the flipside, Carl Finlow and London Modular Alliance deliver a much darker, muscular style with 2 well executed and inch-tight electro cuts.
Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Pressed on 180 grams vinyl and a separate digital version will be available from the usual digital shops. Stay tuned!
a1. Terrace - Estrings
a2. Nu Era - A Future Within
b1. Carl Finlow - Photon Array
b2. London Modular Alliance - D6
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
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