Repress shipping late May.
This 2x12" EP is Leon Vynehall's second release on 3024. A very personal statement, this record shows Vynehall's dedication and versatility in seven moving songs.
1. Inside the Deku Tree
3. Be Brave Clench Fists
4. Pier Children
5. It's Just (House of Dupree)
6. Christ Air
7. St Sinclair
The Queen is dead! Long live the Queen!
After nine releases on their KVK series of the Karlovak label, KVK1000 will be the tenth and final release on the KVK imprint (god save her soul).
In it's place arises the new KRLVK series. While the concept series KVK exclusively featured releases from the label-lords themselves, the new KRLVK series will sport work from other artists with releases from Radio Slave, Ben Sims, and the Chicago house legend DJ Jes already lined up.
First up on KRLVK is Ben Sims who delivers a burning EP of disco infused house and techno bombs.
1. Make Some Love
2. Lucky People
3. Going Down
4. Move Dat Thing
Klasse Recordings label heads Luca Lozano and Mr Ho hook up here with a new EP on Creme Organization.
They turn out one solo track each and two collaborative efforts and explore the sort of jacking, mystical house sounds you would expect from this established Dutch label.
First up, 'Dripbox' - crafted by both producers - is raw and tough, with lots of analogue atmosphere, tripped out synths and muffled vocals.
'Bear Samurai' is then a solo effort from Mr Ho that marries droning sirens with gallivanting, lumpy drums and hiccuping percussive patterns. It's sythentica and metallic, reflective and shiny before the pair hook up again for 'Hot Trak', which is a more serene and bubbly deep house cut. The claps chatter, the cow bells get lively and the drums are super corrugated.
Finally, Lozano gets even more raw and prickly, kinetic and textural with his closer 'Autonomika', which also comes complete with sci-fi melodies and a thick, dirty bassline that will destroy dance floors.
a1. Luca Lozano & Mr Ho - Dripbox
a2. Mr Ho - Bear Samurai
b1. Luca Lozano & Mr Ho - Hot Trax
b2. Luca Lozano - Autonomika
GCW lovingly presents the debut album of a Mr Paxton Fettel. To cut not a particularly long story short, you’re in for a real treat.
Everything stays the same is a beautifully conceived work of house music which delves in depth and diversity, tapping into the old bittersweet emotion. It's a true labour of love presented in Double LP format.
Amber light burns opens the mood with subtle and refined melody, a suggestive Detroit dynamic, firing arpeggiated weaving synth work and an enigmatic outlook.
A filtered funk perpetuates on Beyond the sapphire surf, fluctuating hi hats sway in and around a circulating and pulsating low end bump... freaking bass twangs, the full nine yards delivered.
When left to his own devices, utilizing real instruments along with a proper kerfuffle for a shuffle he belts out blinders. Cloud feeling really epitomises the Fettel ethic of playfulness. Blissful charm and slickness for her pleasure.
Another hanny fammer paced down slammer, Dots on the skyline displays proper musicianship placing focus on crafted drummer jams and selected keyboard gems.
Future adventures provokes seemingly effortless expression from the fender rhodes, A poolside tune for poolside loons.
Manifesting the most expressive intuitiveness of an evocative sample gets a lock in here. Lift off thumps and grinds itself along, mad with rich attenuation and weight of skills.
Pax meets Takuya, paralleling influence and sustainability a bond brings out a mad collision. Afloat on a sea of nothing is immersed in an innermost display of passion, brilliantly smoothed over in fine fashion.
Solitary returns re invites the initial heads down bruiser, going out to the lifetime chooser… Return yourself to the start why don’tcha?
1. Paxton Fettel - Amber Light Burns
2. Paxton Fettel - Beyond The Saffire Surf
3. Paxton Fettel - Cloud Feeling
4. Paxton Fettel - Dots On The Skyline
5. Paxton Fettel - Future Adventures
6. Paxton Fettel - Lift Off
7. Paxton Fettel & Takuya Matsumoto - Afloat On A Sea Of Nothing
8. Paxton Fettel - Solitary Returns
Belgian label with focus on the deeper flavors of house music from already established artists and new upcoming talent.
The first vinyl release is a fact and it’s an EP by Plastik People Recordings label boss Marc Cotterell with remixes by Four Walls (KolourLTD, HandsOFF, Traxx Underground) and Khillaudio (Gents & Dandy’s, Melodymathics, Two House).
Enjoy this first 140gr sexy limited black vinyl run :)
a1. Marc Cotterell - Vibe the Musik (Original Mix)
a2. Marc Cotterell - Vibe the Musik (Four Walls Night Remix)
b1. Marc Cotterell - Vibe the Musik (Khillaudio Wanna Dance Remix)
b2. Marc Cotterell - I Wanna Dance (Original Mix)
Following last year’s inception of Phuture Shock Excursions, the new vinyl-only imprint returns with a stellar remix package of Bristolian producer OPR8’s ‘Call To Riddle’ featuring Autumn Music, which appeared in its original form on the inaugural EXCURSIONS 12”.
For this release the Bristol label look to both sides of the pacific for their remix commissions, which come courtesy of Californian husband-and-wife duo - Peaking Lights, renowned for their signature fusion of cosmic dub and synth-laden dreampop via critically acclaimed LP’s on the likes of LA’s Not Not Fun and Domino sub-label Weird World. Secondly on board is Tokyo-based Sapphire Slows - an artist borne out of the burgeoning ‘bedroom producer’ electronic scene of her home city a few years ago, who has since built a more global profile having also released music on Not Not Fun and 100% Silk.
Gracing the A-side is Peaking Lights rendition, who elevate the track to Balearic realms, crafting a proto-house inspired re-rub driven by a slow-burning groove formed around a sprinkling of quirky Italo disco-esque synth hooks, dubby bass and remnants of the original vocal, tastefully underpinned by a bed of jaunty percussion, thus creating a hypnotic, tribal motion aimed at the insomniacs of the after-hours dancefloors. While on the flip Sapphire Slows maintains the melancholy essence of OPR8’s original, yet puts an even darker spin on it, adding a sinister synth bass riff interlocked with a skeletal 4/4 drum rhythm, and trading in much of Autumn Music’s original vocals for her own ghostly coos that drift in and out of a haze of reverb and haunting piano notes, akin to being trapped in a liminal space between a recurring nightmare and borderline insanity.
a. OPR8 - Call To Riddle (Peaking Lights Remix)
b. OPR8 - Call To Riddle (Sapphire Slows Remix)
Legowelt regurgitates his Seaside Houz Boys deep houz project dropping 4 tracks of low slung surfer noiz houz jackerzzzzz 4 thaaa KLUBBABABABABABA
a1. Seaside Houz Boyz - Nude Beach
a2. Seaside Houz Boyz - I Luv My Life
b1. Seaside Houz Boyz - Surfing On Ice Cream
b2. Seaside Houz Boyz - Deepness Of X70002
A joint effort here as both Trip City Records and Boogie Cartel pop the 12" cherries with this four track EP from the music obsessive collective.
The Late Night Grind EP focuses on some stripped back house and boogie business, heavy sleaze, on this white vinyl 12" with artwork from Cardiff based Kelly Havard Jones.
a1. Black Magic
a2. Your Love Brings Me Down
b1. Talk To Me (edit)
b2. As The Sun Sets
DJ Octopus begins 2015 as he finished 2014, with a typically forthright selection of late night jams that join the dots between vintage deep house, acid, European techno and the analogue style jack tracks of Willie Burns and the L.I.E.S crew.
There's a particularly day-glow feel about deep house opener "Untitled", which features looped organ riffs and energy-packed drum machine rhythms. "The Player" switches things up nicely thanks to some brilliant, cut-up slap bass antics, while "Ghost Antics" sounds like the sort of early British acid track that was found lying around on a dusty DAT. Finally, "Purple Pills" invited you to drop illicit refreshments and lose yourself in a brightly coloured fusion of rave chords, bounding beats and clandestine textures.
a1. DJ Octopus - Untitled
a2. DJ Octopus - The Player
b1. DJ Octopus - Ghost Friday
b2. DJ Octopus - Purple Pills
Pender Street Steppers drop in on the lo-NRG side with MH008 : The Glass City / Golden Garden. This vinyl record could be compared to a Home Depot furnished office complex or a slimy algae covered rock briefly revealed by the tide. This is music for car parks, drywall delivery vans, and days when the air smells fresh but slightly shitty.
a1. Pender Street Steppers - The Glass City
b1. Pender Street Steppers - Golden Garden