Released 16th August
Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man, Finnish legends and everything-but-grey eminences of electronic music, return to Studio Barnhus for another four-tracker full of the good stuff. Deep house as done by professionals! The world keeps changing, people and sounds come and go, but when Jimi croons away over Freestyle Man’s finn-tastic funk foundations, it all just about makes sense to us. Plenty of flute solo on this thing as well!
a1. Journey (That Mistook His Way for a Road)
a2. Jori’s House
b1. Smoke & Alcohol
b2. Are We It? (Alone in the Universe)
Released 26th July
The Lehult Sub series returns with two breezy summer jams by Erobique, Hamburg local legend and renowned keyboard wizard. His live sets are the stuff of mythical tales and his release schedule would be best described as mischievous, being involved in many projects under diverse monikers. This one is full-on Erobique, then: raw, live and spontaneous on a hand-stamped, vinyl only Lehultsub release ready to make a splash.
b1. Magic Monday
Release Date 2nd August 2019
We’re absolutely stoked that Zero B’s ‘Lock Up’ is the next instalment in Shadow Child’s ‘Curated by’ series on Food Music ..with a remaster exclusively cut to vinyl and a huge remix package in tow from the likes of Red Rack’em, Kiwi, 2 Bad Mice and more. This one is truly alive everywhere still and all these years later, these new mixes are set to take it as far as Lock Up has ever been before.
Red Rack’em takes his huge, unique wonky approach to a new high with atmospheric synths & breakbeats wrapping around that incredible Bassline. Movin Shadow dons 2 Bad Mice join the party taking us on a massive breakbeat excursion which compliments the original.. new Amen breaks, samples and Bassline’s here! Jerome Hill gets even more ravey with 4 to the floor breaks and new stabs perfectly woven with Lock Up’s familiar vibe. Lady Blacktronika takes us to the Berghain at 5am with a sublime dark techno stormer, whilst Kiwi’s rework is passionately put together paying full respect to the original arrangement. Finally, Nexrotype is unapologetically brutal with the Amens and original euphoric pads, providing us with an epic Jungle workout that would even stun the Aphex Twin.
a1. Lock Up (2019 Remaster)
b1. Lock Up (2 Bad Mice Remix)
b2. Lock Up (Lady Blacktronika Remix)
c1. Lock Up (Red Rack'em Remix)
c2. Lock Up (Jerome Hill Remix)
d1. Lock Up (Kiwi Rework)
d2. Lock Up (Necrotype Remix)
Repress Shipping - 26th July 2019
First release on the label Rhythm Control Barcelona, which is also the name of the record store owned by DJ Bruce Lee. The A side comes with a track by Phran featuring Ivy Barkakati titled “Impulse”, old school flavored vocal house with a strong personality. This side is completed by an acidic remix by John Barera.
The B side is a track by Phran called “Yuka”, which samples Cuban voices over minimal analog rhythms and an acid bass line. The remix is by a well-known DJ from Madrid, TR, a newcomer producing incredible tracks.
a2. Impulse (John Barera Remix)
b2. Yuka (TR Remix)
Repress Shipping - 26th July 2019
The Barcelona based record store and label run by DJ Bruce Lee is very proud to release the first work from TR, a well known DJ in the Madrid underground scene.
TR was responsible for one of the remixes from the first release on the label. That remix was techno, but his tastes embrace many different styles as we can see now.
"Multi EP" is the second release on Rhythm Control Barcelona where TR, colaborates with Causmin Lizou on the keyboard for the B side tracks.
The A side contains 2 90's infuenced breaks and electro tracks titled "Bassaur" and "EAH (Part 1,2 & 3)".
The B side contains 2 Detroit influenced house tracks, "Fingers De Pollo" and "Gitroit Highlights".
A producer worth following without a doubt!
a1. TR - Bassaur
a2. TR - EAH (Part 1, 2 & 3)
b1. TR feat. Causmin Lizou - Fingers De Pollo (Short)
b2. TR feat. Causmin Lizou - Gitroit Highlights
Released 12th July
Deetron’s debut EP for Running Back is an amalgam of some of the key virtues of both parties involved: the evocative and glorious power of the early days of rave (see cover art for further reference), emotional house, melodious techno, a beatless beauty and a firmly polished dance floor. Over the years, the Swiss producer has proven that his skill set and philosophy (underpinned by his mastery of the DJ trade) is perfect for such a mixture. The EPs title track is the result of an extensive research in quiet storm soul records and their influence on traditional house music. „T-Symmetry“ and „TXT“ make extensive use of Roland’s classic JX-8P synthesizer with very different outcomes and the certainty that the idea trumps the tools. Euphoric UK breakbeat pianos and Detroit techno soul can be made with the same mind and machine as well as in any time or place. A record full of fun, finesse and fantasy. Deetron, we salute you!
a1. Body Electric
b2. Txt (Beatless)
Released 23rd August 2019
On the sixth document of their vinyl-only V/A series ‘EXCURSIONS’, Josiah Hartley’s Phuture Shock label continues its quest to seek and showcase both new and established talent from the adventurous depths of the dance music underground and beyond. Assembling four tracks by a quartet of artists spanning the globe from Brazil to Germany, UK via France and the USA, this versatile collection of dancefloor-orientated cuts largely focuses on the many diverse shades of contemporary deep house.
Leading the charge is Brazilian DJ/producer Nørus, one of São Paulo’s most promising new house music exports on the verge of breaking through, who makes his debut outing on wax with the heavily supported ‘Make A Move’. This dancefloor weapon has been heating up the underground as a digital dubplate – particularly within the international ‘lo-fi’ house scene - for the best part of 18 months, and here finally finds a home for an official physical release. Another fresh face, or rather lesser known talent named Sloppy J is also welcomed into the fold. With one sole release (‘My Jams’ EP) under his belt to date, the low-key Berlin-based Canadian, who also moonlights under the alias Jonattan Levingstone, offers up his first new output since said EP, released on Montreal imprint Parages Music back in 2016.
Making a welcome return, albeit in a remixed presence is Nottingham producer Cyclonix, with a track that first appeared in its original form on ‘EXCURSIONS # 3’. But here gets given a new lease of life from Parisian DJ/producer and D.Ko records co-owner Flabaire, who alongside his label mates, has proved to be a leading light of the revived French house scene in the past few years. Completing the dynamic cast is Ugandan-born, Connecticut/Berlin-based veteran DJ and producer Jenifa Mayanja. Widely known in deep house circles for her efforts on the likes of Underground Quality, Deep ArtSounds, and the three labels she co-helms - Bumako recordings, Sound Warrior and EDJ Records - here she contributes something that taps into her more leftfield impulses.
Freshly mastered for max sonic appreciation, ‘Make A Move’ by Nørus sets off the proceedings on the A-Side; where scuttling hi-hats and UK-style pounding, juggernaut kicks are paired with gnarly bass tones, a sampled vocal loop that drifts in and out of the mix, and a dusty milieu of woozy pads that altogether manages to evoke the hazy nostalgia of early 90’s house and techno raves. Next up the reins are handed over to Sloppy J with the hypnotic, Chicago-influenced workout ‘Lange Nacht’, which is centred around a filtered piano groove that swings forth with jazzy flair over a cacophony of jittery cymbals, fierce offbeat claps and sporadic bursts of bleeps and blips from an unknown planet many light years away. For his remix of Cyclonix’s ‘On My Mind’ on the flipside opener, Flabaire cranks up the BPM with the addition of rolling four to the floor beats and a slinky bassline; leaving just small traces of the original’s vocal sample, whilst sprinkling a melange of techy synth hooks and warm emotive pads as the track evolves into something entirely new and deep into peak-time territory. Before Jenifa Mayanja completely flips the script with the esoteric deepness of EP finale ‘The Deed Is In The Doing’, an abstract house jam for the mind, body and soul of the Room 2 dwellers, where sweeping sci-fi chords and MK-esque MIDI sax licks envelope themselves around a steady 4/4 rhythm track replete with intricate percussion, and a groovy analogue bassline that writhes its way around the track with serpentine splendour.
a1. Nørus – Make A Move
a2. Sloppy J - Lange Nacht
b1. Cyclonix – On My Mind (Flabaire Remix)
b2. Jenifa Mayanja – The Deed Is In The Doing
Released 2nd August
Casa Voyager is back with a diverse EP from Driss Bennis as OCB. This ep ends a remarkable first year for the moroccan imprint and gathers a large range of influences. UK flavours on a breaks centered A-side. Neat electro made from jamming on B-side. Mind the gap ! VINYL ONLY !
a1. Aquaquest Pt. 2
a3. Studio Felix
b1. Inigo S Kick
Released 2nd August
After a small break and the success of 1st EP, the moroccan label Casa Voyager returns with 4 electro tracks from Kosh to feed your data fantasies. The casablanca based producer delivers a very efficient debut release. Death or serious injury could occur if ear comes in contact with this music. All tracks written and produced by Youssef Benjelloun. Mastered by Jose Rico at Downbeat studios.
a1. Catch the Train
a2. Null 212
b1. Electronic Setups
b2. Bug in the System
Released 2nd August
Debut release of Casa Voyager, first Moroccan label exploring hidden cultural spheres in Casablanca. Five liquid electro Detroit tracks produced, mixed and arranged by Driss Bennis aka OCB (A1, A2) Youssef Benjelloun aka Kosh (B1, B2) and Jonas Bengio aka Viewtiful Joe (B3). Mastered by Jose Rico at Downbeat studios.
a1. OCB - Aquaquest
a2. OCB - Tour De France (Ohm Track)
a3. Kosh - Eat a Soup
b1. Kosh - Keep Trying
b2. Viewtiful Joe - 0356
Release Date - 26th July 2019
We are excited to present SOUR005 from rising talent - A/P coming straight out of Malta and being supported by some of the biggest djs around in the circuit today. 3 beautifully produced sample heavy hitters in true Sour Edits style, just in time for the summer.
Early support from Denis Sulta, Alex Virgo, xxxy, Marcin Krupa, Braga Circuit
a1. A/P – Can’t Help the Music
b1. A/P – DYB
b2. A/P – Bella Napule
Release Date - 19th July 2019
Nudibranch Records present their next single and debut release from their new signing Gorzian. The two tracks contrast sonically in color and pace, inseparable but contradictory, Gorzian offers two options for shifting the mood between day and night.
Lanquidity is the dawn rising. The tonic to wake your soul up after a night of heavy dancing. Shimmering arps, hypnotic percussion, and subliminal whispers are the sounds featured on this melodic techno track, keeping you immersed every step of the way.
Pleiadas is a darker, sleazier affair. The night has come back round again, but you’re still going. Mid-tempo and deep with an elastic, acidic bassline and moody atmospherics which escalate into oblivion before simmering back down again.
a1. Gorzian - Lanquidity
b1. Gorzian - Pleiadas
Release Date: 19th July 2019
The debut EP on Council Work from label owners Frankel & Harper. The Trimmers EP contains 2 originals, the first in the form of "LHR.AMS", a heavyweight slice of UKG with strong influences taken from the European house scene and also their drum n bass background. "Trimmers" is a raw dub and jungle infused cut with a sub layer guaranteed to shake speakers stacks. INSTINCT joins for a remix and switches things up by adding a catchy vocal which definitely passes the old grey whistle test.
a1. Frankel & Harper - LHR.AMS
b1. Frankel & Harper - Trimmers
b2. Frankel & Harper - Trimmers (INSTINCT remix)
Release Date - 28th June 2019
4 To The Floor are committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. On Volume 1’s A-Side you’ll find a track with one of the most famous lyrics from house music history MD X-Spress’ ‘God Made Me Phunky’, the record has inspired countless producers to sample and remix it, but this 90’s gem still sounds amazing in its original glory.
On the flip are two mixes of a Three Kings classic, ‘Shake Dat Booty’. The A Pal Joey Interpretation matches looped vocals with harmonious keys that perfectly complement each other, while the Wahoo Main Mix utilises energetic drums and techy synths to up the ante.
a1. MD X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
b1. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (A Pal Joey Interpretation)
b2. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (Wahoo Main Mix)
Release Date - 28th June 2019
Released in 2000 on London's cult Oblong label, 100HZ's sublime 'Whisper / Funkin' is back on the streets. If you were doing the rounds in Soho back in the day, you will have undoubtedly copped some fine records from Berwick Street's 'Vinyl Junkies' store, the Oblong label was heavily connected to the store and to Bushwacka's equally cult Plank record label. 100HZ were one part of a pool producers connected to these crews and the burgeoning tech-house scene that was making waves at the turn of the millennium in the capital. Deep, sparse, taut and melodic production, strange sounds and left-field sonics, these were the ingredients of these extremely inventive and original UK sounds.
Elements of breaks, garage, Detroit techno and more all fused to create a truly groundbreaking sound. Since '89, 100HZ's Lee Renacre and James Chapman managed to craft a few classics, 'Whisper / Funkin' is just one of them! The a-side is a sleek, melodic cut with phased, vocoder-ish vox, an internal monologue touching on the stresses of modern city life and escapism. A contemporary classic. Side-B is some tight funk! Ultra stripped back production, killer drum programming, the sound of gliding along through a futuristic metropolis. Highly polished and progressive late-night house sounds right here. Essential all round! The real sound of London circa the millennium. Check it.
Release Date - 28th June 2019
Arriving unannounced in November of last year, Nocturnal Sunshine dropped her ‘Foundation’ EP; a bold move from an artist firmly front and center, in control of her own creative destiny. Premiered by Billboard, lead track ‘Foundation’ now receives two remixes from Canadian duo, UNDERHER and Trance Wax originator Ejeca
Curating an EP with a clear B-line for the dancefloor, Nocturnal Sunshine welcomes each remixer in such a way, that we see each exercise their own creative prowess to its fullest potential. Ejeca brings uncompromising, body-shuddering kicks with the initiation of his suspense-filled and in places, harrowing rework; this one is in the locker, destined for big rooms and warehouses worldwide.
Alongside Ejeca, from across the pond, Canada’s UNDERHER hit the sweet spot with a bumping house inspired retake, laced with attitude.
b1. Foundation (Ejeca Remix)
b2. Foundation (UNDERHER Remix)