Release Date: 15th November 2019
Assembler Code returns to Dance Trax this time with Alex Jann for a high octane ride through icy electro-tek madness following on from last year's collab Ep alongside Jensen Interceptor. Roza Terenzi supplies a mindful remix absorbing dubstep, electro and techno - TIP!
a1. Assembler Code & Alex Jann - HH Drive
a2. Assembler Code & Alex Jann - Outer Trace
b1. Assembler Code & Alex Jann - Humanoid Future
b2. Assembler Code & Alex Jann - Humanoid Future (Roza Terenzi Remix)
b3. Assembler Code & Alex Jann - Electrodynamic
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Never Ready Records is honoured to release the first full length album from Deep Sky Objects (DSO), the production moniker of Stillcold Records founder Andrew Doubek and Alexander Dennis aka Eprom & one half of Shades.
A Montana native, musician, DJ and avid record collector, Doubek relocated to Berlin in 2000 for a number of years before ending up in the London Borough of Hackney. A chance meeting between the two artists while DJing in San Francisco circa 2005 led to a long running duologue of shared productions and the release of a 2011 EP on Doubek’s Stillcold Records imprint. After more than a decade in Europe representing the best of underground dance culture via his Bodymusik Radio sessions and DJing warehouse parties from East London to Brooklyn, Doubek returned to the US permanently to pursue writing & sound for film, now residing in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Eprom was steadily honing his productions and live shows, fusing West-Coast bass with glitch & garage induced dancefloor pressure to much acclaim, garnering support from the likes of Flying Lotus, ?uestlove, DJ Shadow, Mark Pritchard, Aphex Twin, Craze, Rustie and The Glitch Mob seeing him constantly touring and developing a distinguished reputation for his live show’s visual displays and overall art direction.
The DSO project was slowly given life over the course of the past 10 years, resulting in the Deep Sky Objects LP.
From the soulful house groove of ‘Brothers + Sisters’ to the broken bass and pummeling drum propulsions of ‘Lethwei’, ‘Shook’ and ‘Selah’ to the swung lo-fi techno of ‘Rays + Secondaries’, the artist’s shared love of astronomy, Detroit techno, UK rave and soundsystem culture has been distilled into a sonorous amalgam of insensate bass, trenchant synth finesse and densely layered rhythms. The LP comprises field recordings, found sounds, analogue synths, expert drum programming and direct instrumentation creating a Voyager record and sonic artifact intended to guide the listener’s understanding of what one epoch in electronic music meant to the space-bound inhabitants of planet earth, while it was still here...
a1. Deep Sky Objects - Brothers + Sisters
a2. Deep Sky Objects - LDN 1768
a3. Deep Sky Objects - Lethwei
a4. Deep Sky Objects - T.M.K.F.
b1. Deep Sky Objects - The Chant
b2. Deep Sky Objects - Selah
b3. Deep Sky Objects - Shook
b4. Deep Sky Objects - Rays + Secondaries
Release Date: 10th April 2020
One Records return to celebrate Ten Years of the label with a 12 track Various Artists release split over 3 vinyl release. Part 1 features label owner Subb-an and new faces to One Adam Pits and Urulu as well as regulars Yamen & EDA. This EP delivers 4 club ready tracks for the dance floor starting a new era for the label.
a1. Subb-an - Sunrise Mood
a2. Adam Pits - Pungent Method
b1. Urulu - Mollare_Qualcuno
b2. Yamen & Eda - Last Dance
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Following previous releases on Shall Not Fade and KOMPAKT, Soela will release her debut on Australia-via-Berlin imprint Nerang Recordings with the ‘Downfall’ EP.
The EP showcases the studio and creative mastery of the Russia-born and Berlin-based artist, who has years of experience as a pianist and vocalist under her belt.
Spanning five tracks, Downfall EP sees Soela team up with Berlin-based DJ and producer Module One, and Nerang head honcho Whipr Snipr. The release also features a remix from Ukrainian artist, Saturated Color.
The title track is deep house at its finest, showcasing otherworldly atmospheres, serene chords and Soela’s blissful piano, which has been a staple throughout her productions. Up next, ‘Cabinet’ featuring Module One features echoing, magical synths and thumping percussion working in perfect harmony.
On the flip side, ‘Golden Hour’ is the quintessential afterhours track that would be at home at daytime raves and summer festivals alike.
The Saturated Colour remix gives the title track a darker twist, adding an acid house synthline that’s in perfect synch with the track’s dreamy atmospheres and enchanting beats.
Wrapping things up, ‘Hide From Love’ sees Soela team up with Whipr Snipr to deliver a piano meets acid house tune that beckons us to get down on the dancefloor and dance with our eyes closed.
a1. Soela - Downfall
a2. Soela - Cabinet ft Module One
b1. Soela - Golden Hour
b2. Soela - Downfall (Saturated Color Remix)
b3. Soela - Hide From Love ft Whipr Snipr
Available From: 3rd April 2020
Exquisite, left-field, stepping House motorics.
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Jnr imprint are back with their second release of the year, this time inviting rising London based star Third Son into the fold. The Polymath label boss has been causing quite a stir in the house music scene with releases for 17 Steps, Skint and Sincopat as well as clocking up remix credits for among others Marc Romboy and Maya Jane Coles (under her Nocturnal Sunshine alias).
‘Bag O’ Bones’ opens up proceedings with its clattering toybox percussion, throbbing kick drums and dissonant lead stabs. The track has a brittle, dry quality to it, but Third Son’s ear for the dance floor is clear as the arrangement smoothly rolls along at firm a pace. More of the same is served up in ‘Chime Salad’, with layers upon layers of wonky, shifting percussion, building up into a tower of sound that feels as though it should come crumbling down, but somehow always stands firm.
The B1 ‘Phase Of Going Through Life’ brings the energy back down to earth with its slightly sparser arrangement and clips of bird songs, while still maintaining the off kilter pace of the previous pieces. The record then closes with the feel-good club work out, ‘The Brain Named Itself’, where we find Third Son administering a last-minute, sharp injection of groove. The dissonant synths that opened the record are replaced by brilliant, euphoric chord sweeps and pounding drums that are sure to move any dancefloor.
a1. Third Son - Bag O’ Bones
a2. Third Son - Chime Salad
b1. Third Son - Phase Of Going Through Life
b2. Third Son - The Brain Named Itself