Released 22nd March
Look Like makes his debut on Clone Royal Oak with a great four track ep! A fresh take on classic house music. Italo house, Balearic beat, Chicago's stomp and Detroit's funk all stirred up into a nice loose hybrid that seems to become Look Likes signature sound. Lovely stuff!! If you havent heard from him just yet... also check out his cool releases on DVS1's Misstress label and Drum Poet Society!
a1. Garden of Eden
a2. Do You Love
b1. Giro Di Notte
b2. Nokia Nostalgia
Release Date- 22nd February 2019
David Marston is a producer, DJ, musician, and guitarist hailing from the vibrant Caribbean island of Jamaica. He takes a multifaceted approach to his music, and has worked to achieve a sound that is a fusion of multiple genres, including, but not limited to, house, hip-hop, disco, jazz, as well as reggae. During a six-month stint in Jamaica in 2016, Marston reconnected with a close friend and fellow musician, Craig Williamson, and the pair began writing music that would become the basis of Marston's first full length album. With the album set to be released in early 2019, Marston has endeavored to put together a special 12" to showcase the club-friendly side of his music with a selection of the album's dance cuts.
The A-side of the vinyl kicks off with the title track, "Feeling You", which features Williamson's crooning voice over a hypnotic instrumental characterized by a swirling arpeggiated synth, punchy bass hits, and stomping drums. To round off the A-side, Italian DJ and production duo, Lowheads, give the aforementioned track a fresh makeover with their lively classic house remix and dub version. The flip side of the record consists of two instrumental tracks. The first, "Ragamuffin", is a mesmerizing four to the floor tune constructed around an Indian raga sample. The final number, "On My Mind" is an off-kilter house groove with rolling keys, garage style drums, and a soaring lead. Taken together, the 12" album 'sampler' is a robust yet tantalising collection of club-ready tunes.
01. Feeling You (feat. Craig Williamson)
02. Feeling You (Lowheads Remix) [feat. Craig Williamson]
03. Feeling You (Lowheads Dub) [feat. Craig Williamson]
05. On My Mind
Release Date - 15th March 2019
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Login access to the galaxies has been lost and some encrypted sonic relics managed to escape in time before the tragedy. Shining yet obscure bits from another space-time continuum.
a1. Entrave - Aquatic Forms Of Illusion
a2. Entrave - Neuron
b1. Entrave - Ancient Spaceship
b2. Entrave - nebul4e
Release Date - 8th March 2019
After releasing some sleeper classics and essential cuts you never knew you needed on primo-labels such as !K7, Futureboogie, Hypercolour sibling Losing Suki, and Optimo’s Bucky Skank imprint (to name but four) Jabru comes correct for Tha’ Purp with his debut LP - Ill Conceived ; far and away the most extensive and vibrant exploration of his unique sound thus far.
From broken beat experiments and heart breaking neo soul ballads, to extended spaced out dubs and the odd dancefloor slammer - all aided by some top shelf vocal collaborators - there’s nary a sonic stone left unturned across the album’s comfortable runtime. This is no “jack of all trades” grab-bag of unrelated sounds optimised to appease jittery streaming types mind you. Nah. The record is curated deftly across its two act span (to a degree bordering on obsessive) to ebb & flow very much in the sequence it is presented in and not on “shuffle” but, should you chose to chronologically defile our product, you’re still in for a winner; as the entire album is held very much in blissful unity by Jabru’s deft ear for soulful colour, emotive arrangements, Proper Songs and a downright smutty thumping groove.
Defiantly released on lovingly crafted yet financially suicidal gatefold double vinyl Ill Conceived is not just an album title: It’s an album title and / or accurate assessment of trying to make a living from producing physical music in 2019).
a1. Jabru - Conflict of Styles (Intro)
a2. Jabru - Church Redux ft. Joel Culpepper
a3. Jabru - Recollider ft. Moss Isley
a4. Jabru - Egress ft. Joshua Idehen
b1. Jabru - Breathe Stars ft. Adjua
b2. Jabru - State of Flow ft. JMan
b3. Jabru - Year of the Horse ft. Jessie Banks
c1. Jabru - Oddity
c2. Jabru - Into My Arms
c3. Jabru - Ms Jones & I
d1. Jabru - First Place Loser
d2. Jabru - In Limbo (Tails Out)
Release Date: 22nd February 2019
ESS - Sometimes we need to revisit the past to discover the future. That's why we are so happy to present the incredible Electronic Speech Systems 'Capsule Collection' (by Dublin's electro modular warrior DeFeKT). A selection of his finest works from his three only releases in 2011 on 'New Flesh', 'Takeover Recordings' & 'AC Records' have been remastered to form an electro tour de force.
We pull the trigger with his deadliest of weapons 'Trigger My Sequencer'. A full throttled four-to-the-floor doppler dance werk out. The expelling of his drexciyan demons continues with the polar cap melting 'Thermo Drive', a deep dive into aquatic funk & electro dub waves.
On the flip, slicing chord stabs and pulsing signals launch us back into the milky way with 'Halley's Comet'. The fusion of Kraftwerk inspired grooves & pulsing alpha juno synth lines pair perfectly to make it a certified electro cult classic. Lastly JX10 brings it home with a beautiful arrangement and showcase of perfectly executed electronic architecture, leaving us speechless.
a1. ESS - Trigger My Sequencer
a2. ESS - Thermo Drive
b1. ESS - Halley's Comet
b2. ESS - JX10
Release Date - 15th March 2019
TYR’s first release of 2019 is 6 G-House bangers featuring originator Parris Mitchell. Each one a heater, Philthtrax label boss Ghostwhip goes back to back with newcomer Garneau each bringing their own unique interpretation to the legendary genre. Dance Mania vibes for days.
a1. Garneau - Booty Compass ft. Parris Mitchell
a2. Ghostwhip - Hoes for the '93
a3. Garneau - WYB
b1. Ghostwhip - Melt Down
b2. Garneau - Fierce
b3. Ghostwhip - Stick
Release Date - 8th March 2019
Italy’s Cosmic Garden debut on Hot Haus Recs with a mini album of lush-atmospheric-house jams. Produced and conceived in the southern city Bari, home to a burgeoning scene of underground house
a1. Cosmic Garden - Rhythm of Life
a2. Cosmic Garden - High Life
a3. Cosmic Garden - Infinity
b1. Cosmic Garden - Earth Symphony
b2. Cosmic Garden - Experience
b3. Cosmic Garden - Mood Changes
Release Date 15th March 2019
Melbourne party troupe, Animals Dancing return with the label's sixth disc, Psytube; a mind-melting trip from Lyon duo, The Pilotwings. The synth-heavy house pair, synonymous with the BFDM label channel their digi synth euphoria into trance not trance and acid atmospheres across a four track EP.
From the subtle breaks and pan flute/acid combo of Trance En Aubrac, steady synth flutter of Future Glouglou to the full tilt restless psychedelia of Yakado and cinematic acid stepping Gig in the Ocean, The Pilotwings once again showcase their tongue in cheek nods to the past with production launching into the future.
01. Trance En Aubrac
02. Futur Glougou
04. Gig In The Ocean
Release Date 15th February 2019
The latest transmission from Francis Harris' exquisite Scissor And Thread imprint showcases the many talents of Tokyo's Tomi Chair aka Tominori Hosoya. The DJ and producer goes by both names, and here presents five tracks of lush, emotional music veering between ambient excursions and dance floor heaters.
The original version of title track 'Tropical Imagination' opens the EP, and is a deep and thoughtful dance floor number. Elegant chords set the tone while the percussion adds a silky funkiness that's impossible to ignore. The 'Dream Version' strips the track down to its pads and atmospheres. Next up is Tomi Chair's 'Heat Exhaustion' - an exceptionally beautiful beatless piece that drifts through droney pads and occasional fragments of minor key melody. Using the Tominori Hosoya moniker, side B begins with 'We Are Here' - another powerfully restrained piece that merges woody percussion with low key pads and field recordings to create a magical whole. Francis Harris adds his touch to 'Heat Exhaustion' with his respectful Reform version, adding skittering percussion and underpinning the piece with a leftfield ambient house edge that builds and builds.
Another essential addition to the Scissor And Thread catalog
01. Tomi Chair - Tropical Imagination
02. Tomi Chair - Tropical Imagination (Dream Version)
03. Tomi Chair - Heat Exhaustion
04. Tominori Hosoya - We Are Here
05. Tomi Chair - Heat Exhaustion (Francis Harris Reform)
Friday 5th April
ES-Q already successfully emerged on the scene with the massive club banger 'friend zone' on PXU. With his new EP called enter the system he strikes hard, again 4 straight up dance floor fillers for all the ravers dedicated to bleep!
a1. Enter the System
a2. Enter the System (Forge Mix)
b1. First Contact
b2. Wintage Gear
Released 15th March
"This is an EP i have made entirely with the iconic Emu SP1200. i've bought it years ago and it was still relatively cheap, and i've been in love ever since. The real trick of this sampler is the easy and fun interface, added with the unique sound. This EP is a live jam recorded as separate tracks then mixed in logic." Deep88
a1. It's Just a Dream
b1. Someone's on the Phone at 3 O'clock in the Morning
Release Date - 1st March 2019
Piff Records pulls a petal from it’s 004 with Subjoi, recruiting Adam Emil- who featured on the track Paradise back in September - and Slim Hustla who go twos on the new EP, “Travellers”.
Emil’s side features A1’s “Genuine”, driven by auto-tuned contemporary style vocals that ice all over the melancholy synth work, giving way to “Hovedspring” which presents itself as liquid drum and bass at house tempo - intricate drum programming and trance palet of ambient sounds, well padded throughout.
Slim Hustla takes over the B side, complimenting the ethereal sounds of Emil, first with “Newfound Love” - no less than a synth work out - dripping with arpeggiated notes that open up to their fullest, bouncing between stabs and waves of atmosphere electronics. “We Forget that the Water Cycle and the Life Cycle Are One” takes the beat format of electro, mobilized by acoustic drum sounds, setting the listener up for a full-blown acid hardcore breakbeat closer on “Midnight in Copenhagen”.
a1. Adam Emil - Genuine
a2. Adam Emil - Hovedspring
b1. Slim Hustla - Newfound Love
b2. Slim Hustla - We Forget that the Water Cycle and the Life Cycle Are One
Release Date: 1st March 2019
For his Studio Barnhus debut, Laurence Guy connects the dots between the lo-fi ambient investigations of his 2017 album Saw You For The First Time, the warm club sounds heard on All I See Is Her (last year’s standout 12′’ for Tokyo’s Mule Music), and the London-based dj/producer’s long roots in deep drum’n’bass and dubstep soil. Those roots, always present as subtle rhythmical traces on Laurence Guy records, now appear more explicitly than ever, boosting the typically graceful harmonies and sooty samples of Guy’s music with a new, profound energy. From the unswerving neo-jungle of Wildlife, through My Brain Is A Scrambled Egg with its dusty rave euphorisms, onwards to the hypnotic guitar ballad It’s Good To Try, this six-track EP is chock-full of the sort of unrestrained musical enthusiasm that Studio Barnhus is always on the lookout for. Making Music Is Bad For Your Self Esteem is at once Guy’s most experimental and most personal record yet, an essential addition to both artist’s and label’s catalogues.
a2. Missing In Reaction
a3. I Have The Feeling I've Been Here Before
b1. My Brain Is A Scrambled Egg
b2. Are You Fine?
b3. It's Good To Try
Release Date: 22nd February 2019
Clutching At Straws is a brand new label established by Brian Ring. Born in Cork, Ireland. Ring has been residing in Berlin for over 4 years, during which time he has lent his dancefloor-focused, predominantly house sounds to a range of renowned labels including Freerange. Running Back and Bordello A Parigi. A producer who values a vehement quality-over-quantity approach, Clutching At Straws represents the first time Ring has helmed his own imprint. Featuring two originals as well as a remix from London producer Kiwi, the Reflections EP is most definitely deserving of the wait.
We kick off with ‘Acid Sunrise’, a classy house cut that envelops the listener in a warm glow from the off. Full of colourful motifs throughout, it’s part acid/part Balearic-tinged sound is the perfect antidote to Europe’s current climes. Characterised by a nimble, catchy-as-hell baseline, this one is pure dynamite of the sort that will sound at its most pronounced as the first signs of morning begin to enter the dancefloor.
Next up is Kiwi, a producer who’s been making power moves of his own lately thanks to a host of well-received cuts for the likes of Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondent, Tennis’ Life & Death and Optimo’s Optimo Music. His dramatic reinterpretation of Ring’s ‘Forest Walk’ , is a highbrow gem that’s full of gorgeous melodies and all-round positive vibes, with the man in charge changing the narrative quite exceptionally toward the track’s final phases.
Culminating the record is the sounds of ‘Emergency Tool’, a real statement track that’s sure to leave DJs and dancers in a frenzy over the next few months. An upfront banger of the sort that wonderfully incorporates both house and techno elements, it starts off on a fairly innocuous tip before unfurling into an uptempo beast. Full of clever bells and a vocal that demands us to “move!” (as well as a wailing cop siren that only heightens the sense of mania), ‘Emergency Tool’ is a track that’s destined to be used by discerning DJs when they really have to step things up a notch.
a1. Acid Sunrise
b1. Forest Walk (Kiwi Remix)
b2. Emergency Tool
Release Date: 15th March 2019
X-Ray records’ catalogue is as under the radar as it is rich and ahead of its time. Releasing between 1992 and 1994, most of the label’s outputs were produced by Raymond Castoldi.
Although people primarily know Castoldi for being the music director and organist in Madison Square Garden, he also has a lesser known chapter of his life. In the early 1990s, Raymond released 6 EPs on his imprint X-Ray Records. By coupling his musical education with a four-on-the-floor club pattern, Castoldi managed to create a jazzy vibe with spaceous sounds and keyboard jams, all coalescing into a relaxing atmosphere that would eventually become the signature sound of 90’s deep house.
In partnership with Castoldi, Kalahari Oyster Cult delivers the goods once again: 11 tracks from the X-Ray catalogue over a 3LP for your deejaying pleasure.
a1. Cycles Of Life
b2. Feel The Rhythm
c1. Feel The Piano
c2. And God Made A Woman
d1. The Solo
d2. In Orbit
e1. The Nightflight
f1. The Deep And Slow
f2. Absolute Time
Release Date - 22nd February 2019
Sour Edits is back for 2019 with our first Various Artists compilation featuring four up and coming artists three of whom are new to the label.
We welcome back Marcin Krupa to label with “link in Bio” the Astropical boss delivering another one of his now signature Jazzy pumpers one to get everyone grooving
Aussie upstart Kayroy knocks things down a notch with “Put it in” swirling synths and diva vocals come together to make a proper bouncey chugger
Steel City Dance Disc’s Salary Boy’s “On the Other Foot” is chock-a-block with heart tugging strings and vocals building to a huge dancefloor bomb, you can see why he’s one of the most talked about young producers in the scene.
Longtime friend of the label and all around good one RUADH comes in hard with “hot drums” a percussive curveball for any set, this is their first release but expect many more to come in the near future.
early support from: Sloth Boogie, Loods, Optimo, xxxy,
a1. Marcin Krupa - Link In Bio
a2. Kayroy - Put It In
b1. Salary Boy - On The Other Foot
b2. RUADH - Hot Drums
Release Date: 8th February 2019
Irish mastermind David Kitt aka New Jackson returns to Permanent Vacation with his forth record for the label. This time out he takes his beloved MPC and XOX machines back to Japan, their birthplace, for five imagined train journeys. The results are some of the most stunning and multilayered music he has produced to date with that constant locomotion pushing us on down the tracks and providing the perfect soundtrack to the sights and romance of the land of the rising sun.
a2. The Gono Line
b1. Hakone Tozan
b2. Every Home Should Have One
b3. Romancecar (Homeway)
Release Date: 22nd February 2019
The ‘10961′ EP is Haider’s debut for AUS music following his breakout EP on his own Breaker Breaker Recordings. Having picked up support from a wide range of incredible DJs from Leon Vynehall and The Zenker Brothers to Annie Mac and Moxie, he caught the attention of Will Saul with his eclectic talent. The ‘10961′ EP again features a real range of sound from classy melodic electro to dusty, trippy deep house at it’s finest’
a1. Haider - You
a2. Haider - Yellow Cake
b1. Haider - Robocop
Release Date: 1st March 2019
Album(-bummelum) by Central. Full cover and errything; 'Om Dans' packs 2 disco sleeves of house music in 6mm gold und silber jacket. Central presents various takes on faster and less fast house music and even though that doesn't really say much at all we're now slowly approaching a respectable text-length for an album press-release.
a1. Central - Doing This
a2. Central - Milo
b1. Central - Mix A
b2. Central - Be Your Lady
c1. Central - The Sleep
c2. Central - Fresh+
c3. Central - Dancemove
d1. Central - TEM
d2. Central - Upward Motion
Released 22nd March
Travelling from star to star, from galaxy to galaxy, visiting any planet, moon, or asteroid with the ability to explore the alien landscapes. Legowelts Star Simulator alters the perception of space time and give you the ability to observe a nearby exoplanet or a faraway celestial phenomenon.
a1. A Destination Awaits
a2. I Have Seen Other Worlds
b1. Star Simulator II
b2. Deep Magic Begins Here