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
Release Date: 6th December 2019
The Houseum Records family is proud to announce that it continues to grow with this new Various Artists EP. To fly to new horizons, Astro, Sunfleur, Harisson BDP and Aemone gathered a collection of 4 tracks with deep and dubby sounds.
Ready for a power takeoff with Astro? From the beginning, this track sends us to another planet with the bassline. And the hypnotic beats certainly make a spacey banger! Sunfleur embarks you in the ship Vostok 1, for a cosmic ballad mixed with sweet and nostalgic lines of synths. This very smooth groove and these robotic vocals make us float.
On the B side, Harrison BDP gives us a darker track. The gravity leads us to a real fusion of reverberating drum lines and entrancing pads, It feels like entering a black hole. Finally the trip ends on a smooth landing with Clouds produced by the Belgian "Aemone", we want to land on the clouds with this fluffy rhythm and these captivating vocals.
a1. Astro - Astro
a2. Sunfleur - Vostok 1
b1. Harrison BDP - The Illusion Of Reality
b2. Aemone - Clouds
Release Date: 6th December 2019
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Sour Edits is excited to welcome Tom Jay to the label. With big releases under his belt for Axe on Wax and Inhale Exhale Tom delivers four dance floor beauties from pumpers to laid back numbers this ep has something for everyone!
Early DJ support from Mark Laird, Alex Virgo, Loods, Salary Boy, George Feely, xxxy, Braga Circuit, AP and Marcin Krupa
a1. Tom Jay - Orion
a2. Tom Jay - Music Up
b1. Tom Jay - Tears
b2. Tom Jay - Jaunt
Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Matthew Herbert makes his debut on Ben Freeney’s Foom label with “The Recording"-an EP written, produced and recorded in one week in Berlin in front of (and with the participation of) a live audience. Opener “Day Three” is one of Matthew Herbert’s most exuberant dancefloor tracks in a while, its rhythms awash with mischief and urgency. “Day Five” is all intricate, shuffling high-end, booming toms, reverb and piano, while the throbs, murmurs and restless percussion of “Day Seven” bring the EP to a close. Created from start to finish during a week-long residency at the Tischlerei Deutsch Oper, all sounds used were recorded during the course of the residency.’
a1. Day Three
b1. Day Five
b2. Day Seven
Release Date: 13th December 2019
“Digital native. Noun. A person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age.”
Prime handler of comet powder-fuelled floor heroics for the sun-dazed hours, Melbourne’s Escape Artist made quite the impression with his previous pair of EPs for Salt Mines and much enticing debut tape album for Couch Acid Recordings. Turning up on Kalahari Oyster Cult with his anticipated third outing, ‘Digital Natives’, the Aussie producer pulls out a quartet of old-school ravey pumpers, rife with the usual pack of patented Escape Artist tropes. Kalahari’s 19th oyster is sure to get dancers wading knee-deep in their own sweat as EA takes care of whooshing us off to dreamier Utopian heights in one smooth movement.
Cutting a path of cyber-organic fascination, ‘Another World’ flies us straight off to fantasized tropics where warm swashes of bleached-out pads and roguish acid froth languidly lap at convulsive ridges of breaks-riddled drum programming. Taking the original for a dive into swampy, Chain Reaction’esque depths, Canadian techno deconstructivist Flørist offers a moment of calm before the B-side’s storm.
An all-out dynamic affair, ‘Digital Natives’ cranks up the heat a notch further with its heavy alloy of propulsive electro and ankle-breaking rhythmic outbursts, which shall wreak absolute havoc no matter the hour or place. Rounding off the trip on a jazzy, laid-back after party vibe, ‘Inner City Pressure’ is a vivid mix-&-match of junglistic engineering and ethereal house-ism; a most spitting sum-up of Escape Artist’s playful and versatile approach toward production. Roll the dices and brace yourself, this is some massive magic at work right here.
a1. Another World
a2. Another World (Flørist Remix)
b1. Digital Natives
b2. Inner City Pressure (Relief Mix)