Release Date - 28th June 2019
Double debut on the label here. Posthuman doing what they do best in the form of this moody but real tough acid track and the ubiquitous Derek Carr with his superb remix caps this one-sided bit of wax off very nicely.
Pressed on limited edition, hand stamped & numbered one-sided black vinyl housed in a white disco bag with a printed insert info sheet.
Vinyl only, no repress.
a1. Posthuman - Cobalt Thorium G
a2. Posthuman - Cobalt Thorium G (Derek Carr Remix)
Release Date - 28th June 2019
Iron Blu with his next release on the label, Truth and Soul I (yes there will be II & III later) serves up four tracks of tough, dub-tinged techno inspired by and a logical progression from his postpunk roots.
Vinyl only, no repress, limited to 200 copies.....you know the score!
a1. Iron Blu - Right Wrong?
a2. Iron Blu - Acid Bounce
b1. Iron Blu - Candyman
b2. Iron Blu - Gabel El-Silsila
Released 21st June
Four years on from his release on TIMEDANCE002 as L.SAE, Joseph Higgins is back on the label under his flagship moniker Metrist. Pollen Pt. I is the first part of a trilogy of records, showcasing Metrist's latest developments in twisted beat-science. The release combines four tracks of rudeboi electro swagger, offkilter vocal chops and imaginative grooves. Since his L.SAE record in 2015 Metrist has released on Where To Now?, Neighborhood and a LP Opal Tapes, here he refines his sound palette even further, striking a unique balance between the avant-garde and dancefloor.
A1. OL Face You Got
A2. Qaqq Ata
B1. OB Lopes
B2. Closer The TV
Release Date - 21st June 2019
British-born, Berlin-based electronica producer Kamikaze Space Programme delivers his long-awaited debut album ‘Dead Skin Cells’ for Osiris Music. It’s the sound of eight years of the acclaimed project reaching its zenith, via releases on leading labels likes Mote-Evolver, WNCL Recordings and Mord, and through regular sets at the likes of Berghain and Tresor.
This bold new record mirrors decay of the physical world and the human form through its jarring sound palette and tense atmospheres. It’s a rebirth of sorts, with the title a reference to shedding skin — as KSP has done with his previous aliases. Combining his roots in jungle and dub (as Raiden and Dot Product) with the diverse textures of the contemporary techno diaspora and his skills as a found sound magpie and foley artist, it makes for a riveting, deeply nuanced listen.
‘Skin Cells’ begins with distorted synth buzzes trading places with haunted, heavily processed
samples and thundering kicks. ‘Sparks’ channels taut jungle breakbeats, pitched down to a more chugging tempo, while menacing D&B screeches buzz through the track. ‘Dust’ teases DMZ style dubstep tension, while ‘Rain’ shows his mastery of sound design and field recording in a stunning ambient interlude. ‘Insomnia’ reaches for glitchy digi dub in the vein of The Bug with some cinematic undertones, leading to the brutalist sonic architecture of ‘Crumbs’ with its crunching breaks and rasping tones.
‘Derelict’ is the album’s most direct nod to his junglist past, the ghosts of hardcore imbued through blasts of chainsaw bass, dissected breaks and haunting pads. ‘Grey Clouds’ bathes you in thick swathes of ethereal pads and plucked, incessant bass before ‘EF5’ delivers a militant glitch-heavy onslaught. ‘An Empty Sky’ closes the album in apocalyptic fashion, with crunching bass pressure juxtaposed with graceful, filmic chord progressions.
The result of all of this is an album that feels at once uniquely London while perfectly contemporary to the Berlin scene, and perhaps a none-more-perfect sonic encapsulation of the continuing reciprocal dialogue between the two cities. Most of all, it’s the sound of a sonic excavator hurtling towards the top of his game, in perfect control of every granule of sound therein.
a1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Skin Cells
a2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Sparks
b1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Dust
b2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Insomnia
c1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Crumbs
c2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Derelict
d1. Kamikaze Space Programme - EF5
d2. Kamikaze Space Programme - An Empty Sky
Release Date - 7th June 2019
SDEM aka Tom Knapp lands on CPU with a cybernetic electro E.P. entitled 'Index Hole'.
4 tracks of exploratory electronics held together with expertly crafted - hip hop influenced beats. Knapp ran the legendary IDM label ICASEA with Team Doyobi member Alex Peverett and Satoshi Aizawa. Index Hole is certain to ease your Icasean withdrawal symptoms. Fans of ICASEA, Skam and the Gescom crew don't miss this.
01. Arc Rail
Release Date - 7th June 2019
Following his versatile Alone With Everybody EP, FD returns to The North Quarter with a stunning 16 track debut album: Better Days.
Largely written in a three month window, FDs (real name Freddie Dixon) new long player on The NQ undoubtedly brings the best of the Zurich-based/London-born producer. Better Days is an album that delivers a rare synergy of drive, harmony between subtle & raw and just sheer fun. A versatile yet coherent project drawn from a large pool of sketches, finalised in intricate detail with focused studio dedication.
Drawing influences from Dub, Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and the Mid 90's Drum & Bass “GoldenAge”, Better Days bridges the gap between genres, as FD enlists carefully considered vocal collaborations. Manchester donny Fox shines on the dubbed out Better Man and Washington DC soul diva Cecily shows shades of Minnie Riperton on Sycamore. Meanwhile Ribs is lifted to one of the album's stand out tracks with Maverick Soul on the keys and the enigmatic Issac Rosie on the boards.
For some the better days in life are in their childhood memories: nostalgia-infused wonderings of the mind to a care-free time without today's online distractions. Although FD’s debut album 'Better Days' is inspired and informed by a period earlier in life, his best days musically are definitely in the present. To put it into the man's own words:
"I’ve been wanting to do an album for quite a while now, but the circumstance never felt right. Once I started working with The North Quarter that all changed – it feels like being part of a team all pushing in the same direction, all supporting one another, all wanting to do the best for each other. Once we’d done the first EP together, for me, it was only a question of when."
a1. FD - Top2Bottom (Roller)
a2. FD - Got A Feeling
b1. FD - Not That Bad
b2. FD - 99 Flake (Interlude)
b3. FD - Foundations
c1. FD - Deadly Styles
c2. FD - Sycamore ft. Cecily
d1. FD - Better Man ft. Fox
d2. FD - Bottles (Prelude)
d3. FD - Bottles
Released 5th July
Tekvision Volume 1 was a stone cold classic, with Rolling Stone charting it at #3 in their top 20 EDM records of 2017. Two years on, Cornelius ‘Traxman’ Ferguson returns with the second instalment, featuring 7 exceptional new Footwork productions. Traxman isa bonafide OG, with a discography dating back to the halcyon era of Ghetto House in the late 80’s and early 90’s. 30 years on, Traxman is a revered figure in Chicago’s urban music scene, having presided over the evolution from Ghetto House to Juke and from Juke to Footwork culture. Originally released in 1989, Work Dat Mutha Fucker by Steven Poindexter is considered to be one of the most influential tracks from the early days of Ghetto House. Traxman remixes it brilliantly on this release, reworking the stripped back, minimalist drum beat of the original into an upfront Footwork pattern. This sense of continuity is equally evident on Let Me See You Naked feat. DJ Juicy, and Traxman’s remix of To Da Hoooz by DJ Deeon. These productions successfully capture the sexual energy and exuberance of Ghetto House, turbo charged at 160 BPM. Elsewhere on the record, Traxman explores different moods whilst always keeping the dance floor firmly in mind. The opening track it’s Lasting Bass lays an infectious vocal harmony over complex drum patterns and a fearsome bassline. Osaka opens with mellow, sultry keys before introducing a wobbling synth and diced up orchestral samples. 4 Da Lyfe is a soulful and slightly more meditative track, with a vocal loop expressing solidarity and self-affirmation. Wildcard feat. Jana Rush, stands alone as the only track without a vocal element, instead utilising a piercing and insistent synth to create a powerful sonic intensity. Overall this is triumphant record, and a worthy successor to the original Tekvision release, proving once again that Traxman is an unrivalled exponent of MPC-driven footwork energy.
Audio coming soon.
1. IT'S LASTING BASS
2. LET ME SEE YOU NAKED [feat. DJ Juicy]
3. WORK DAT MUTHA FUCKA (Footwork Remixx) [feat. Steve Poindexter]
4. TO DA HOZZZZ (Remixx) [feat. DJ Deeon]
5. 4 DA LYFE
6. WILDCARD [feat. Jana Rush]
Release Date: 5th July 2019
When South-Americans gather, many things can arise, but one will be certain: it
will be intense. It could be it a party, a conflict, a work of art or an EP such as this
one that involves a Brasilian label releasing a collection of eclectic, dark and deep
electro-boogie and post-punk by a Colombian artist. Gladkazuka is the guitarist
on Matías Aguayo’s pan-american ensemble The Desdemonas and here he offers
us four slices of synthetic trunk funk on Gop Tun’s label. Each one of them are
guaranteed not only to entice sensations of all types and provoke emotions of all
kinds but also with the intensity expected from such a combination and required
for maximum fun.
a1. Arp Stylax
a2. Ciclon Redux
b1. Crmil Memotron
b2. DJ Magma
Release Date: 21st June 2019
“Prove Your Love” by Misunami & First Touch returns to the Neon Finger catalogue in a brand new 12″, including the original versions (vocal and instrumental) plus two new mixes by the enormous Nick Wisdom (1/2 Potatohead People) and the huge Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap. After the big success of the track years ago, being played by some of the biggest selectors in the world… This future classic boogie disco track is available again with two new astonishing remixes that will burst into flames any dancefloor. Don’t miss it!
a1. Prove Your Love (Vocal Version)
a2. Prove your love (Instrumental Version)
b1. Prove Your Love (Eli Soul Clap Remix)
b2. Prove Your Love (Nick Wisdom Remix)
Release Date: 28th June 2019
Flippen Disks is a newly-founded, Amsterdam based, music outlet run by Monty named after his grandmother’s maiden name. This first release sets out to find the label‘s own space in between genres, a versatile endeavour to move dance floors, yet staying non-functional enough to be listened to at home as well. It features the first ever released of Julius van Ijperens new alias Post Traumatic Drum Disorder and a collaboration with Flippen Disks founder Monty on one, while the flip side features a track by the latter and a superb remix by Candomblé’s own DJ Ungel from Düsseldorf.
a1. Post Traumatic Drum Disorder - PTDD
a2. PTDD & MONTY - Tamboe
b1. Monty - Haybo
b2. PTDD & Monty - Tamboe (DJ Ungel‘s Adventure Mix)
Release Date - 24th May 2019
Tessellate is a south London party that has been running for the last five years predominantly at Corsica Studios in Elephant and Castle. The label is a natural progression of their events, featuring artists and friends they have booked and met over the years.
The debut release comes from a new alias of a regular guest to their nights. Firmin crafts two tracks for the club with Brassica (Feel My Bicep) and Tel Aviv's Moscoman delivering the remixes.
01. La Selva
02. Energetic Solution
03. La Selva (Brassica Remix)
04. La Selva (Moscoman Remix)
Release Date - 24th May 2019
Following on from big recent releases from Neue Grafik & Oliver Night, CoOp Presents Sivey, with an all-new double-header of heat, 'Nobody Else' and 'Somebody Samebody'.
For those that don't know, Manchester-based Sivey became a player in the future beats scene a couple years back, releasing music with the LA-based collective Soulection, as a solo artist and via collaborations with Evil Needle, which came to fruition after a series of online beat battles, as well as releases and remixes with labels like Astral Black and Ninja Tune.
His last wave of output was greeted with enthusiasm by fans of soulful beats championed by artist collectives such as HW&W and Darker Than Wax, and saw Sivey subsequently spinning at events across the UK, and perform shows as far afield as Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Rooted in hip hop production, Sivey's largely instrumental tracks have brought together elements of millennial R&B, neo-soul, UK garage, jazz and 80s funk. In the few years since his previous releases, Sivey has continued to experiment with new ways of exploiting his diverse influences in his productions. As his listening habits became increasingly orientated around jazz and obscure 70s fusion records, his own productions began to reflect the shift.
The recent resurgence of the broken beat movement was something that also inspired him, admiring the balance between musicality and danceability of the genre. He made his first experiments with bruk in 2017 and found that it mixed perfectly with what he'd already been creating. Eager to share the results with the world, it made perfect sense for his first offerings of this ilk to find a home here with us at CoOp Presents.
These two tracks exemplify the ever-evolving progression of Sivey's sonics; the familiar deep keys and synth sounds of his previous productions are there, but nestled alongside more uptempo grooves, and the lush rhythmic complexity of bruk. Tied in with his love for jazz fusion, 'Somebody Samebody' sees Sivey reinterpret a late 70's track by Japanese guitarist, Kazumi Watanabe; this one also enlisting the help of Trian Kayhatu on keys. As well as the original tracks, prolific Selectors Assemble crew member Danvers adds in his own tasty heads-down version of 'Nobody Else', and label co-founder IG Culture (who recently received a Worldwide Award for 'lifetime achievement'!) provides a dope bruk-funk flip of 'Somebody Samebody' to close out the set.
01. Nobody Else
02. Nobody Else (Danvers Remix)
03. Somebody Samebody (feat. Trian Kayhatu)
04. Somebody Samebody (IG Culture Remix)
Release Date - 14th June 2019
Second release from Blakk Harbor the Greek Berlin based artist Angelos Liaros also sound designer for Native Instruments GmbH. Industrial mutated techno and soaring bleak drones nastily crafted by implementing analog synths through tube guitar amps and cabinets. Controlled feedback, pulsating organic noises & distorted sinewaves syncopates with unforgiving war toms and broken kick drums.
"Krude" proclaims a hostile harsh raw statement to modern economies, human morality and globalized system failure of a degenerated society in a never-ending downward spiral.
6 track EP featuring a remix from Positive Centre. Artwork by Nullvoid aka Trepaneringsritualen.
a1. Blakk Harbor - Death By Drone
a2. Blakk Harbor - Necropolitics
a3. Blakk Harbor - Pure Brutality
b1. Blakk Harbor - Vitriol
b2. Blakk Harbor - Mass Hypnosis
b3. Blakk Harbor - Vitriol (Positive Centre rmx)
Release Date: 14th June 2019
Previously spotted remixing the bossmen Catz ‘n Dogz’ 2016 single ‘Nobody Cares’ on the label, Psychemagik’s ‘Rattlesnake’ is the duo’s debut Pets single and it lives up to its deadly name. Sliding into the dance with all the stealth and funk venom its name suggests; the bite comes midway as the fatal secondary bassline kicks in with a Cobra Kai finishing move that will leave your dancefloor out for the count.
It’s loaded with two equally lethal remixes as the label welcome two more debuts from pit vipers old and new; Magda bites hard with a poisonous futuristic funk roll-out while Vyvyan continue their anonymous attack with a fantastic cosmic twist and a build up that rattles like a whole army of Crotalus. Terminal treatments slithering in all directions. Whichever viperous version you choose to wrestle with, the results remain the same; once bitten your dancefloor will indeed lose all control of their bodies… If slept on, seek medical help.
a1. Rattlesnake (Original Mix)
b1. Rattlesnake (Magda’s Blotter Traxion Remix)
b2. Rattlesnake (Vyvyan Remix)
Released 5th July
Celebrated Detroit composer, producer, sound designer and ambient pioneer John Beltran keeps up a busy 2019 with an expansive new LP on Delsin, his first music on the label since his Presents Music For Machines compilation in 2014. The excellent eight tracker, pressed on 180 grams vinyl, takes you on a trip though his typically serene and beautiful world right form the off. 'Alle Kinder' floats on gentle drums with beautiful synth melodies making for a heavenly atmosphere. The journey commutes through the calming pads and glistening arpeggios of 'A Different Dream', uplifting joys of the 'Himmelszelt' with its mellifluous harmonies and achingly perfect ambiance of 'The Coming Home'. 'One of Those Mornings' washes over you like the sun through a breaking cloud and the brain cleansing, pulse soothing goodness continues though 'It's Because of Her' and the elegant Detroit techno bliss of 'Perfect In Every Way'. The final two tracks close things down with a sense of classy contentedness, subtle celebration and inner joy that Beltran conveys better than anyone.
01. Alle Kinder
02. A Different Dream
04. The Coming Home
05. One of Those Mornings
06. It's Because of Her
07. Perfect In Every Way
08. Beautiful Robots (Ambient Reprise)
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