Release Date: 21st February 2020
a1. Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s - The Golden Barge
a2. Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s - Welcome
b1. Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s - Welcome (Posthuman Remix)
b2. Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s - Trembling
Available From: 3rd April 2020
Exquisite, left-field, stepping House motorics.
Release Date: 20th March 2020
First release of 2020 for Auxiliary comes in the form of a six-track EP of slower grooves by ASC. The emphasis is purely on analog synth sequences and drum machines. Cryogenic opens proceedings, with a heavy kick drum, backed with a weighty bass for maximum effect. Monomachine arpeggios are the order of the day here and are used to devastating effect. Following on is the laid back synth swells of Erosion Of Time, which leads into the more pronounced hits of Anthe, which tops off side A with a heavier crescendo. Meridian starts off the flip side in melancholic fashion, with it's half-time beats and pads that pluck at the heart strings. The final two excursions up the sci-fi notch a little, while ASC demonstrates his prowess with film score-like textures and sound design.
a1. ASC - Cryogenic
a2. ASC - Erosion Of Time
a3. ASC - Anthe
b1. ASC - Meridian
b2. ASC - The Drake Equation
b3. ASC - The Milankovitch Cycles
Release Date: 27th March 2020
Ste Roberts sets himself up for release 00005 with three original tracks, and a sublime remix from the ever impressive London Modular Alliance.
The stripped back percussive grooves of the lead track ‘Mangrove Nine’ set the tempo here, with mutated FM synthesis, old voice box recordings and heavy basslines to get things started. Moving onto the acid builder that is ‘The Voices of Spring’ taking on world chants, crisp synths, and rolling 909 drums. Flip to the B side where LMA step up to drop their trademark electro stamp on the lead track, and twist it inside out. Finishing of the EP with the hypnotic roller that is ‘Tribe Records’, a track inspired from the days of Roberts as a clerk in one of Leeds’s finest haunts.
Limited to 150 pressings.
a1. Ste Roberts - Mangrove Nine
a2. Ste Roberts - The Voices Of Spring
b1. Ste Roberts - Mangrove Nine (London Modular Alliance Remix)
b2. Ste Roberts - Tribe Records
Release Date: 13th March 2020
786 Recordings launch another series from a new roster addition: ISKELETOR ]. The 78666 is a series born with the idea of having NO RULES AT ALL. Every BPM / Track Length / Structures is admitted. What’s important? Music have to come directly from your worst nightmares.
A fresh collection of 6 anthems from Iskeletor available soon on Vinyl and Digital. One Side 180gr / White Vinyl LP with screen printed artwork on the B Side. Including some of his most waited beats such as ¥0UN93R and Melt.
a1. Iskeletor - ¥0UN93R
a2. Iskeletor - Melt
a3. Iskeletor - Slinky
a4. Iskeletor - Ophan
a5. Iskeletor - Stretch
a6. Iskeletor - Tenshun
Release Date: 6th March 2020
The first Exit Records release of 2020 sees borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a join forces for an EP that traverses through different shades without compromising on identity. The collaboration between the pairing came to being very organically according to Borderland State: "Me and The Best Kisser in LA started messing about in the studio a few years back. No intention to finish anything, let alone play it to anyone."
dBridge then heard the tracks and the result is EXIT088, a debut on the label and a great way to start the new decade. The label owner picked ‘Hello Mainframe’ out as his key track from his recent Essential Mix.
The guys go on to shed more light on the creative process:
"Our music develops chaotically. We add things and add things and throw most of them away. We use synths, pedals, and delay units and record them into a laptop which, against all odds, continues to struggle on. tracks live across three or four project files because the layering of sounds is dense. we sample ourselves back and forth, not knowing where things will end up, looking for the right texture"
The significance of dBridge, Exit and Autonomic shouldn't be underestimated for Borderland State and The Best Kisser in LA, we're told that "Our influences are disparate but Autonomic was a constant. without him (dBridge) and Instra:mental, these tracks would not exist."
EXIT088 is a new interpretation of the Exit sound by borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a, the branches have stretched further and the roots have become stronger as the label continues its unstoppable growth.
a1. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - The Happy Goose (And Friends)
a2. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - SE17
a3. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Pattern Collapse
b1. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Interlinked
b2. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Hello Mainframe