Available: 15th January 2021
a1. Angel Echoes
a2. Love Cry
b2. Pablo's Heart
c1. This Unfolds
d1. Plastic People
d2. She Just Likes To Fight
e1. Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)
e2. Sing (Floating Points Remix)
f1. Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)
f2. Love Cry (Roska Remix)
f3. Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Available: 15th January 2021
The best musical mavericks never sit still for long. They mutate and morph into new shapes, refusing to be boxed in. Floating Points has so many guises that it’s not easy to pin him down. There’s the composer whose 2015 debut album Elaenia was met with rave reviews – including being named Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Music’ and Resident Advisor’s ‘Album of the Year’ – and took him from dancefloors to festival stages worldwide. The curator whose record labels have brought soulful new sounds into the club, and, on his esteemed imprint Melodies International, reinstated old ones. The classicist, the disco guy that makes machine music, the digger always searching for untapped gems to re-release. And then there’s the DJ whose liberal approach to genre saw him once drop a 20-minute instrumental by spiritual saxophonist Pharoah Sanders in Berghain.
Crush was made during an intense five-week period, inspired by the invigorating improvisation of his shows supporting The xx in 2017. He had just finished touring with his own live ensemble, culminating in a Coachella appearance, when he suddenly became a one-man band, just him and his trusty Buchla opening up for half an hour every night. He thought what he’d come out with would "be really melodic and slow- building" to suit the mood of the headliners, but what he ended up playing was "some of the most obtuse and aggressive music I've ever made, in front of 20,000 people every night," he says. "It was liberating."
a2. Last Bloom
a4. Requiem For CS70 & Strings
b5. Apoptose (part 1)
b6. Apoptose (part 2)
Available: 18th December 2020
a1. Session Victim - Bad Weather Mates
a2. Session Victim - The Pain
a3. Session Victim - Made Me Fly
a4. Session Victim - Jazzbeat7
a5. Session Victim - No Sky, Blue Sound
a6. Session Victim - Waller And Pierce
b1. Session Victim - Needledrop
b2. Session Victim - Isle Of Taste
b3. Session Victim - Cold Chills
b4. Session Victim - Still High
b5. Session Victim - Glimmer
Available: 7th December 2020
Jonny L ‘The Remixes ‘96-‘97 - a compilation of remixes from Carl Craig, Grooverider and Photek. These remixes of drum & bass legend Jonny L are little known gems that were originally released in 1996 and 1997 when each of the artists were arguably at the height of their powers. It is the first ever reissue of these tracks. Remastered and sounding amazing!
a1. This Time (Carl Craig mix1)
a2. This Time (Carl Craig mix2)
b1. Piper (Grooverider Remix)
b2. 2 Of Us (Photek Remix)
Available: 15th December 2020
Shall Not Fade celebrate their 50th release after 5 years of the label with an all-time favourite and long-time friend, the inimitable Byron the Aquarius . Returning to SNF for his second release on the label, the keyboardist, DJ and producer marks the labels milestone release perfectly. Sunsoaked house with a penchant for acid lines, jazz inspired keys and a bumpin’ groove, What Up Doe? Vol.2 i s Byron at his best. A sonic homage to the very beginning for us.
Opener ‘ She Want To Work It’ is a masterclass in low-key sass and class, referencing warm, dusty hip-hop beats and daydreams, as it shifts into a luscious, vox heavy kick and clap groove. Futuristic acid lines bubble up on seemingly dreamy dub number, into glitchy electro realms on ‘I Can Feel It’, before imploding into full-blown sci-fi territory on the flip. Here, ‘ Apes of Mars pt.2.’ is all nostalgia inducing samples and jazzy melodies, meandering between crunchy beats. Next up, ‘Cosmic Raindance’’ s enigmatic, sultry sci-fi vibes bring the EP to new levels. MDMA is back with Byron and the pair are on another planet with this post-watershed jackin’ house, bleeping out into the ether. Rounding out the EP nodding to his love for hip-hop and shimmery keys, ‘Can We Do It Again’ is Byron to the bone. Soulful, infectious house music which we can't get enough of.
a1. Byron The Aquarius - She Want To Work It Ft. MDMA
a2. Byron The Aquarius - I Can Feel That (Dub)
b1. Byron The Aquarius - Apes of Mars pt.2
b2. Byron The Aquarius - Cosmic Rainwater ft. MDMA
b3. Byron The Aquarius - Can We Do it Again (Dub)
Release Date: 18th December 2020
WOD016 is an all Northern affair seeing Kenny Wasp (DABJ) join forces with Big Miz and Granary 12 to create some epic tracks. Couple this together with a rather crackin' Auto Sound City remix of Dirty Sue then you have 4 tracks that will blow the lid off any sound system. What’s not to love. Pure filth at its best with a loving sprinkle of Gospel. You know it makes sense!
a1. The Wasp & Big Miz - Snide Ride
a2. The Wasp & Granary 12 - Hurry Up
b1. The Wasp - Dirty Sue (Cathcart Edit)
b2. The Wasp - Dirty Sue (Auto Sound City Remix)
Release Date: 4th December 2020
A soundtrack to the scene is like a wind to a dream.
How to make a vision reality? No one person can accomplish much alone, so how do we organize when the idea is so liquid?
Three songs crafted for better city living. Life inside, through the streets and alleyways, never forgetting to get up and out into the unknown.
Bienvenue Recordings is thrilled to introduce these songs from the mind of Gabriel Rei...a look into his experience with our city, what it has to offer, and all that it can be. May these rhythms & melodies accompany you on walks through the wild, in dreams, with footsteps on the dance floor.
a1. Gabriel Rei - All And This
a2. Gabriel Rei - Basement Limbo
b1. Gabriel Rei - City Of Dreams
Available: 4th December 2020
I took a trip to see something sublime. There was no need to satisfy, nothing to fill. I just wanted to look. If only you knew what these forms meant to me, we could fill this dead room with talk. They’ve been there for so long, floating, bending the space, sculptural hymns to colour a vacant spirit. In some time, like you and me, they will be lost
a1. Call Super And Parris - Design Of A Body Sublime feat. Fox
a2. Call Super And Parris - Design Of An Eye Sublime feat. Fox
b1. Call Super And Parris - Design Of A Lost Sublime
Available: 4th December 2020
Club Culture is back for it’s third instalment of the series. Volume 3 takes you on a similar journey, with each track providing a different mood to bring us 4 tracks tailored for the dancefloor. With tracks from Frankel & Harper, T. Jacques, Lavonz (with a classic reissue from 1998) and Main Phase. We look forward to taking you on a new chapter of ‘Club Culture’…
a1. Frankel & Harper - Menacing
a2. T. Jacques - Hot Java
b1. Lavonz - I Need Love
b2. Main Phase - Nice 'N' Sweet