Release Date: 21st February 2020
The Accidental Jnr label welcomes a true stalwart of the UK rave scene to its fold in the form of hardened DJ and producer Jerome Hill. The frontman for club nights / labels Don’t, Super Rhythm Trax and Fat Hop presents four tracks that straddle the house techno divide but sit firmly within the wobbly and wonky hinterlands of the dancefloor that Herbert’s imprint has made its habitat. Opener Pob Routine’s bleepingly good time feel is as frantic as it is hypnotic, Tranmissions and RZ Thing both occupy the darker techno edge of Hill’s output, whilst More Whiffle is a vortex of sub-bass and wonderfully swinging samples that sound like they are in need of a good oiling.
a1. Jerome Hill - Pob Routine
a2. Jerome Hill - Transmissions
b1. Jerome Hill - More Whiffle
b2. Jerome Hill - RZ Thing
Release Date: 21st February 2020
Nite Fleit debuts on Dance Trax with 2 high octane rides through futuristic electro and high NRG techno house fusions. Backed with remixes from D. Tiffany & Jensen Interceptor this kicks of the first Dance Trax release of 2020!
a1. Nite Fleit - Usual Suspects
a2. Nite Fleit - Usual Suspects (D. Tiffany Remix)
b1. Nite Fleit - Folie A Dreamland
b2. Nite Fleit - Folie A Dreamland (Jensen Interceptor Remix)
Release Date: 14th February 2020
417th January, 20019. Szabi just arrived home from his 240 hour flight from X. He was lying in bed for a couple of days, too lazy to dress, talk or feel terrible. Also, he realized something weird. As if his presence was only physical and a crucial part of him was missing. As if his consciousness was being faked and his real self was stuck back there, in that strange underwater galaxy. He still felt that cold, damp sensation on his inner skin, and his mind was trapped in a stream of looping music that felt really alien but desperately familiar at the same time.
Introducing Earth Plates’ second pressing, Gnork’s latest EP, Lost in X. The Budapest based producer takes his signiture sound further, deeper, and more refined. Wonder how that would sound like? Imagine underwater infused with outer space, chunky electro beats with dusty organs, dark wharehouse vibes with soul wrenching satellite bleeps, 707 drums with cheesy synth solos. Or just listen to the previews and secure a copy for yourself. If you do, you’ll get a plate that might be very useful, either when playing to some lost souls in a dark club or curing your jetlag while sipping bwokando.
a1. Gnork - Lost in X
a2. Gnork - ur so fkn good
b1. Gnork - Tears and Bleeps
b2. Gnork - Rays
Release Date: 7th February 2020
A re-issue and remaster of another classic from the Cross Section stable on vinyl due to public demand. “Rush N Soul” is a certified anthem in Detroit since it’s first release in 1997 on his Active X-TraX ep and has been supported by the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Honey Dijon (BBC Radio1’s Residency) Mark Knight (Toolroom Radio), Mike Huckaby, Junior Sanchez, plus a host of other House Music heavy hitters!
On the flip is a brand new production from Chris, “Do What You Like”, displaying his continued passion for music production, pushing boundaries and taking risks. This track is definitely delivering attitude, and following no trends!
This release is a part of a series of releases forthcoming to celebrate 25 years of Cross Section which has been a constant giver and inspirational label for the real House heads across the globe!
a1. Chris Simmonds - Do What We Like
b1. Chris Simmonds - Rush N Soul
Release Date: 7th February 2020
I came across this record by chance when I was shopping at my local record shop Palace Vinyl and Chris the owner was packing his bag for a gig that coming weekend. He was listening to bits on the shop sound system and in-between a couple of records in the stack that I was checking out on my headphones I caught little bit of the A side of this one. I immediately removed the cans and made him put the record on from start to finish.
He told me his copy wasn’t for sale and when I looked on Discogs, as is often the case I found a few pricey copies and none of them available in England. I knew at that moment I would be attempting to reissue it myself. Fortunately Walker was pretty easy to find and now spends his time in Portugal building an amazing self sustaining echo oasis.
I picked my two favourite tracks from the original and recorded a pretty hefty remix of the B side to round out the EP. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :D
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you weirdos.
All three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Walker - Untitled A
b1. Walker - Untitled B
b2. Walker - Untitled B (Desert Sound Colony Remix)
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Dancing People return with their 3rd release to ease us into 2020 with a distinctly warm Brazilian flavour.
Two classics from the Brazilian repertoire: Joyce’s Aldeia and Jobim’s Felicidade are given a subtle and sophisticated dancefloor treatment, perfect for those warm up and after hours sessions. With volume 1 + 2 selling out very quickly indeed, these won’t be around for long.
Same drill - Vinyl only, 300 copies. Cut loud in glorious stereo.
a1. Dancing People - Aldeia (Nick XOA + HWRD edit)
b1. Dancing People - Felicidade (Nick XOA + HWRD edit)
Release Date: 17th January 2020
I know it sounds completely obvious and all that but it really does feel like a bit of a landmark to be putting out the 10th Holding Hands record. What started as an outlet to release my own music has become so much more already, namely small family of artists who I believe are writing some of the music exciting dance floor slammers in the world. Almost everyone on the label is a long time friend of mine, often reaching back 10-15 years and it is a real privilege to be able to put out this amazing music and to watch it get such a great reaction from all you legends out there!
The 10th release comes from two of my best mates, Gallegos who I have known since he came up for a weekend of ridiculousness in my second year at Leeds to stay at another close friend Conor’s house. He is one of the best story tellers I have ever met and if you ever get to know him then you can look forward to many a riveting tale. He is also a criminally under appreciated producer and I hope that this release will do something to help get his name onto many more people’s lips.
He somehow manages to get the perfect and very difficult to achieve balance of melancholy, ferocity and banging-ness into his music. I find myself playing it when I’m driving home late at night after a show and getting totally transported to places far and wide. One minute you’re crying and hugging your best friend along to SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA and the next second you find yourself pulling shapes and faces you didn’t know you could whilst Blue Mountain or B45 slam you straight in the face.
Baby Rollén is another close friend from Leeds who I have shared a residency with for 8 years at Flux. We have appeared a couple of times together as collab artists, once on Holding Hands for I C Jangle, on Nick Hoppner’s Touch From A Distance for Glixen and on Futureboogie for the Beta Burner EP. He is a total genius on the buttons and one of the slickest DJs I know. On top of that he is total joy to write tunes with in the studio (See pouring sparkling water and flicking his finger in his cheek on I C Jangles for further proof) His mix downs are as to it as a tiger and sound reedonkulous in the club. Just check out B45 and Underwater Excursions and see what I am talking about.
These ones are face melters of the highest temperature so please wear the appropriate goggles and masks when listening.
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you
a1. Gallegos - Blue Mountain
a2. Gallegos & Baby Rollén - Underwater Excursion
b1. Gallegos & Baby Rollén - B45
b2. Gallegos - SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA
Release Date: 20th December 2019
Brooklyn’s finest FaltyDL debuts on Studio Barnhus with two slices of lovestruck rave classicism. Flechazo steadily builds a shifty groove before eur(o)pting into lavish synth themes, New Lover gets straight to the point with razor-cut breakbeats and showstopping sub-bass. Cupid’s ammo for all the deadeye deejays out there!
a1. FaltyDL - Flechazo
b1. FaltyDL - New Lover
Release Date: 20th December 2019
DJ Haus drops the last UTTU release of 2019 with Modul8 - a slamming techno-house clone backed with a remix from ItaloJohnson! On the flip Jak Beat an IDM-Houz infused DJ tool gets the remix treatment from Spandau 20’s Nikk who recently turned heads with his incredible split EP with FJAAK. Tek Houz - a glitch house groover co-produced by Marquis Hawkes wraps up the EP of cold DJ kutz for House & Techno DJs alike.
a1. DJ Haus - Modul8
a2. DJ Haus - Modul8 (ItaloJohnson Remix)
b1. DJ Haus - Jak Beat
b2. DJ Haus - Jak Beat (Nikk Remix)
b3. DJ Haus - Tek Houz
Release Date: 29th November 2019
London based DJ, producer, and Holding Hands label boss Desert Sound Colony turns to Moxie’s On Loop imprint for the sprightly Can Can Wingspan EP. Featuring three dynamic and experimental club tracks, the EP channels the same raw energy and excitement that typifies On Loop’s infamous touring club nights.
Opening cut ‘Can Can Wingspan’ is a fiery garage-indebted, dancefloor focused track, loaded with explosive breakbeats, bubbling synths, and a throbbing low end. ‘Mox Diamond’ is an up-tempo house gem featuring clattering percussion, seductive whispers, and infectious keys. Closing track ‘Zoom To Your Doom’ is a tripped-out experimental jam with hallucinatory vocal samples, jacking snares, and kaleidoscopic synth splutters.
a1. Desert Sound Colony - Can Can Wingspan
b1. Desert Sound Colony - Mox Diamond
b2. Desert Sound Colony - Zoom To Your Doom
Available from 6th December 2019
Nathan Micay is pleased to present another member to the Schvitz label family: Original Schvitz, a home for tracks he made purely for the rave. On the inaugural 12’’, Micay provides three of his most dancefloor-friendly cuts to date. A-side stormer ‘The Canadian Shield (Loon Song)’ is an epic trance journey that contextualizes the Canadian loon like never before. On the flip, Micay finally gives the heads the sought-after ID ‘Feed The Planetary Sharks’, a playful house groove that has worked dancefloors the world over. Finally, ‘I Like My Nudeln Fried’ successfully merges UK garage and trance to create a roller for the ages. As always, Schvitz gives back. This time all proceeds from record sales go to Give Something Back to Berlin, an inclusive space that offers free workshops, courses and events to teach people new skills in music and beyond. Hello Schvitz trifecta!
a1. The Canadian Shield (Loon Song)
b1. Feed The Planetary Sharks
b2. I Like My Nudeln Fried