Release Date: 18th September 2020
Some of these tracks date back to the Berlin days, but ended up being finished in The Hague. A sort of melancholic electro-disco trip with post-goth-punk-wave guitars and a guest appearance from AC Meadows. Super happy to have the first Maiovvi dance album out since 'Driftmusic' - The masters sound great and the test plates sound amazing.
a1. Antoni Maiovvi - Drip Gold
a2. Antoni Maiovvi - Emotional Trigger
b1. Antoni Maiovvi - Disaster Code
b2. Antoni Maiovvi - Cruel Data
c1. Antoni Maiovvi - Insider
c2. Antoni Maiovvi - Magickal I
d1. Antoni Maiovvi - A Home Of Our Own
d2. Antoni Maiovvi - The Circle Remains Unbroken
Available From: 11th September 2020
One of a kind, no retro concept album matching Dub & Free-Jazz dynamics with field recordings & Minimal Music approaches - highly recommended!
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Release Date: 18th September 2020
Second album for Blakk Harbor, the Greek Berlin based act Angelos Liaros-Copola and prolific sound designer of Native Instruments (DE), delivering disrespectful broken technoise with this release. Waves of noise and advanced sound design through pattern repetition and pulsating percussive blasts. Fairly terrorizing yet hypnotic with flashes of raw electricity and feedbacks riding on thick grainy waveform textures. Broken hardware transmissions and in-depth manipulated signal processing tamed to craft filmscaping monolithic sub-techno structures.
Staying devoted to his cinematic approach in music and darker narrative storytelling "A Modern Dialect" is an edgy backlash on our modern dehumanized declining society, a harsh uncompromising "dialect" against an ever-deteriorating globalization.
a1. Collapsing Horns
a2. We Are Disposable
a3. United Conspiracy
a4. Theory Of Power
a5. Open Body
b1. Individualism Is God
b2. Fatal Addictions
b3. Call+30 / For Crisis
b4. End Is Just The Beginning
Release Date: 4th September 2020
After a two-year hiatus, the Skins white label series is back with SKINS003. Rooted in the same hypnotic, driving dub techno aesthetic that had previous releases garnering the attention of DJs such as Jane Fitz, Viers, and Chekov, Skins’ latest expands his sonic palette with some new flavours.
A loping, four to the floor groove morphs into eyes-down jungle on the A-side track ‘The Long Wait’, while on the flip, ‘Police State’ weaves introspective techno with excerpts from an interview with Cornel West discussing the topic of police brutality and protest. Following the popularity of the drum tool on the label’s first record, the B-side finishes on a percussive beat that simmers with tension. Together, these three cuts comprise a reflective, dynamic record made for DJs who know how to craft a musical journey.
All proceeds from the record will go to charities supporting black communities.
a1. Skins - The Long Wait
b1. Skins - Police State
b2. Skins - Drum Tool
Release Date: 11th September 2020
Following his appearances on Of Paradise Vol. 2 and Of Paradise Vol. 3, Nuremberg based producer Lazarus, lays his emotions bare and delivers Downwards, an expansive and profound 4-track journey through breakbeat and techno.
The A-side launches with title track Downwards, a bold and razor-sharp slice of future-focused techno and subtle breakbeat ammunition. Rumbling drums are backed up by expertly assembled bursts of percussion; whilst texture, tone and rhythm shine through in equal measure.
Following this is Back One Eighty, an ever-evolving and at times, raw-boned masterclass in transformative breaks and techno. Brimming with complex percussion, blistering drum programming and luminous melodies, with each component distilled to perfection.
Closing out the EP is Conjunct, a graceful yet urgent voyage through the unknown. Crushing drums and a lethal bassline are supported by soaring percussion and dancing melodies that flow through the listener like hallucinogenic saline.
Downwards is a tremendous accomplishment that further cements Lazarus’ status as a hugely exciting and incredibly talented producer.
a1. Lazarus - Downwards
a2. Lazarus - Back One Eighty
b1. Lazarus - There Is No Meaning
b2. Lazarus - Conjunct
Release Date: 21st August 2020
International Chrome returns!
Mr. E.S.S. is back under his more commonly known alias 'DeFeKT'. The Dublin-based Modular madman serves up four weighty slabs of the finest club-ready electro funk, featuring two guest appearances from Jensen Interceptor.
a1. DeFeKt - Mind Lock ft Jensen Interceptor
a2. DeFeKt - You Have Time
b1. DeFeKt - Malfunction ft Jensen Interceptor
b2. DeFeKt - Stacked
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Following on from his standout album on Nite Grooves, Jozef K is back with more of his underground brilliance on the Lost City Archives Vol.3 EP.
Jozef K is a very real talent that writes across electronic spectrum, exploring dreamy, ethereal house through to atmospheric jungle and all out acid assaults. He has been releasing in this manner for years now, garnering constant high profile press support and key DJ and artist backing.
The A1 kicks off with the dark and paranoid Disintergrated, combining razor sharp breakbeats over rave stabs and atmospheric vocals. Sapphire explores a nostalgic, soft acid vibe for an introspective dance floor moment. Can You Hear Me? offers slamming 303 lines & an evil Twin Peaks vocal sample over UK hardcore inspired breaks, one for the warehouse all nighter crew. Last of all, Wrongs, ft. Manchester vocal talent Jade Parker, is some evocative, dreamy and menacing jungle with killer drums, angelic vocals and heavenly pads.
Another varied and vital EP from this most accomplished producer.
a1. Jozef K - Disintergrated
a2. Jozef K - Sapphire
b1. Jozef K - Can You Hear Me?
b2. Jozef K - Wrongs ft Jade Parker
Release Date: 31st July 2020
The second release on Raw Basics is a solo single from Basic Rhythm that brings a summery Techno vibe to your turntable.
The A side opens with a bright lush pad lowly panning from left to right, coupled with a bouncy kick drum and light percussive hits, before unleashing a heavyweight bass line designed to rattle your sub stacks and knock the air out of your chest. Cha is a stepper that draws from, and combines Dancehall and Detroit Techno with a deftness that only Basic Rhythm can bring to the dance floor.
The B side is a more subdued affair, invoking clear blue skies and a warm summer breeze. Opening with a lush chord and muted 4/4 kick drum, the layers of tape hiss obfuscate and add a little lo fi fuzziness, while gradually building layers of percussion in that unique Basic Rhythm style, adding hints of sub bass before finally opening up into a straight stepper around the half way mark, with a solid kick drum and warm bass line that compliments the lush airy chords. This is one for the summer!
a1. Basic Rhythm - Cha
b1. Basic Rhythm - Drifting Clouds
Release Date: 17th July 2020
Fiedel launches SUPER SOUND TOOL, a series that puts BIG SOUND before BIG NAMES. SUPER SOUND TOOL, the new FIEDEL II sub label, is dedicated to perfectly crafted, yet playful, techno tracks for those DJs who still mix vinyl in the club.
All tracks are dance floor approved.
a1. Juan Sanchez - Rude Request
b1. Vinicius Honorio - Pode Crer Ft Leo Dos Reis
Release Date: 24th July 2020
A long-term project originally conceived in a small village in the north-east of England. Now with a residence permit and happily based in Berlin, Horden Colliery Country Club presents its first offering- The Away from the Hammock District EP.
Following a string of well received releases on Not an Animal, ESP Institute, MeMeMe and Future Boogie, Ian Blevins’ label takes its name from his hometown of Horden, a former colliery village which shares the humour, warmth and occasional menace of the imprint’s debut EP.
Opener Hammock is a no holds barred, dance floor primer which revels in its own magnetic immersion. A propulsive, nocturnal banger, side A of HCCC001 has much to offer in nine and a half minutes, its depths as euphoric as its peaks. The B Side comes packing with a snappy remix from Edmondson, another Berlin based north-east England comrade, and owner of the sublime Lissoms label. Edmondson’s version is a deep, jazzy number which lulls you into a false sense of security, sounding not unlike something Floating Points may be involved in.
Closing with You Are Alien, Ian plays on a more restrained pop sensibility, deployed with a distinct deftness of touch. Brimming with intent, there’s still plenty going on here to drive it home.
Taken as a whole, Away from the Hammock District embodies the style of set Ian Blevins has become known for- perfectly balanced, controlled chaos with a massive bang. More to come.
a1. Ian Blevins - Away From The Hammock District
b1. Ian Blevins - Away From The Hammock District (Edmondson Remix)
b2. Ian Blevins - You Are Alien
Release Date: 17th July 2020
One of the UK’s most respected electronic artists, Al Wootton (formerly known as Deadboy) presents his first album under the Al Wootton name, Witness.
Since emerging in 2009, Wootton has been behind some of the biggest dance records of the last decade, releasing on labels like Numbers, Local Action and Aus Music. In 2019, he re-located from London to the seaside town of Ramsgate (following a period spent in Montreal) and re-branded under his birth name, building a home studio and honing a style of dance music that draws heavily from his long-term loves of garage and dub.
Wootton has enjoyed a rich run of form since going back to basics: he’s released five 12”s in two years through his Trule label, copies of which now swiftly sell out as standard, and has also expanded the label to house releases by Melbourne producer Pugilist and old foil Julio Bashmore. On Witness, he channels this focus and momentum into an 8-track album that explores techno, garage, jungle and more, all tied together by the dub-inspired effects and atmosphere that has characterised his Al Wootton records to date.
The tracks that became Witness flowed out within a couple of weeks during a period of real creative ease that I cannot remember having before or since”, explains Wootton.
I have struggled and failed to make ‘dance’ albums many times over the years. I’ve tried to avoid making something thats just a collection of club tracks or noodley electronic self indulgence. What I realised is that the only albums I really love and repeat listen to are drum and bass albums. Albums like Photek’s Modus Operandi, Goldie’s Timeless and Roni Size’s New Forms perfectly capture that raw club energy and yet are intricate and textured enough that they still sound fresh to this day and still bear repeat listens.
I allowed tracks to develop and mutate as I introduced new sounds and textures with a much greater sense of freedom than when I am focusing on making tracks work solely in a club context, but I don’t feel like that dampened the energy of any of the tracks.
The creation of Witness was for me one of those rare times when the practical and technical conditions are just right and creativity flows from some unknown source beyond yourself and all you have to do is get out of your own way.
a1. Al Wootton - Come Close
a2. Al Wootton - Witness
a3. Al Wootton - Gloamer
a4. Al Wootton - Over
b1. Al Wootton - Sema
b2. Al Wootton - A Clean Heart
b3. Al Wootton - Starlite Xpress
b4. Al Wootton - Cephas
Available From: 3rd July 2020
a1. In Verruf - Zerfall
a2. Somewhen - Ruined
a3. Dimi - Interconnected Lines
b1. Clara Cuvé - Control
b2. Wallis - Hard Definitions
c1. Kobosil - Hafiza
c2. New Frames - Staub
d1. Dax J - Scope
d2. Rikhter - Kryptos
e1. Afem Syko - Like Soldiers
e2. Tham - Raw Reveberation
e3. Mp3heat.ru - Tension
f1. In Verruf - Let Out
f2. Parallx - Ehre (Chris Tnebris)
Release Date: 3rd July 2020
For the next release on Intergraded we are delighted to present the debut of EM + STAV. For their first release they have distilled their decades of djing experience in to an incredibly assured 4 tracker that traverses electro, broken techno and much more.
a1. EM + STAV - Afterglow
a2. EM + STAV - Inner Space
b1. EM + STAV - Orbit Groove
b2. EM + STAV - Atmospheric Love
Release Date: 3rd July 2020
Essential CiM (aka Simon Walley) classic, originally released on Headspace Recordings in 1999. Now re-mastered and re-cut on Delsin Records. Crispy and soulful idm-techno in line with CiM's Delsin debut Service Pack released later that year.
a2. Soft Rain
a3. Factory Preset One
b1. View 91 Fill
b2. Edit Micro Tune
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Danish duo Lyra Valenza (aka Hjalte and Jens Konrad) operates on the outskirts of contemporary electronic dance music. Armed with a playful approach and a patchwork of digital and analogue equipment, Lyra Valenza carved their own space in the Copenhagen scene by genre-blending Jungle, UK Garage, and Footwork into a mix of forward-facing and euphoric dance music for 2020 and beyond. A testament to the duo's unique approach to sound design, they were selected for this year's SHAPE - a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe.
Lyra Valenza's latest EP, Nightshade Edition, is a package of sweet and dangerous cuts to the taste of dystopian romance. The prime dance floor material hits with metallic percussion and bursts of fluttering synths tuned with just the right amount of trance. From stepping UKG, to lush digital soundscapes, the four breaks heavy tracks are hyper-modern sonic experiments processed through a retrospective haze.
The Nightshade Edition EP is released on Lyra Valenza's own Petrola 80 label. It follows their 2018 debut EP "Scan Deliver" on UK imprint Opal Tapes and an appearance on this year's Kulør 006 compilation.
a1. Lyra Valenza - Blind Spot Monitor
a2. Lyra Valenza - Sport Mode
b1. Lyra Valenza - Low B4
b2. Lyra Valenza - Nightshade Edition
Release Date: 12th June 2020
One Records line up part two to celebrate 10 years. Label head Subb-an and Mathew Jonson collaborate on a deep cut with uplifting pads, tight drums and a classic Jonson baseline. Yamen & EDA drop in a 90s inspired dance floor groove layered with trippy spacey top-liners. On the B-side newcomers to the imprint Thoma Bulwer and Anna Wall serve up a hypnotic low end groove, thrashy claps and positive chords on the breaks letting the track breath to then drop back into solid groove. B2 welcomes back label regular Jack Wickham who delivers classic Wickham groove.
a1. Mathew Jonson & Subb-an - Red
a2. Yamen & EDA - Mister Proper
b1. Thoma Bulwer & Anna Wall - Cap Clap
b2. Jack Wickham - Yin
Release Date: 12th June 2020
These run of releases on ‘Existence Is Resistance’ comes from the Legendary Proto Garage Record Label ‘Same People’, and see’s Persian & Long time musical partner DJ Texsta, repressing some of their most pioneering UKG E.P.s.
The Duo helped define the early sounds of UKG & the then unheard sound of Speed Garage, Dubstep & Grime. The Duo had massive success with records like ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Well Well Well’ which is included here.
Alongside this there’s a Special treat for the UKG Heads out there, with a previously Unreleased unheard Dubplate Mix of ‘Well Well Well’, which was recently unearthed amongst Texsta’s expansive record collection. This version is remixed by none other than the UK Techno Legend Nick Dunton under his secret ‘D Ross’ dj monika that he used back in the pirate days.
The much loved requested ‘Real Love’ gets another outing, originally being the B-Side to the classic ‘Feel Da Vibe’.
On top of all this Goodness, listener’s get treated to two absolutely killer bonus tracks from Dunton D–56M alias, ‘Homage’ which features label mate & Soul singer Decarlo (Survival Dub) in a tribute to the teacher’s of the Chicago sound & ‘Medication’ which is an inspired dystopian house chugger, with a stark warning for the New World.
These are for the ‘Collector’s’ out there: Super limited one time represses. Don’t Sleep!
a1. Persian & DJ Texsta - Play It Deejay
a2. Persian - Real Love
b1. Persian - Cant Help (Dubplate Mix)
b2. Questions Edit 3
Release Date: 5th June 2020
The debut release on Raw Basics is a split single from Basic Rhythm and Parris that reworks tracks from Basic Rhythms first LP, Raw Trax.
The A side is a VIP version of the closing track from Raw Trax, which you may have heard on dubplate in Basic Rhythm sets from the last few years. Stripping away all the drums Basic Rhythm reduces the track to a hypnotic synth line, coupled with a smattering of hi hats and the classic Rainy Davis vocal sample, before unleashing the Reese like synth line, pounding kick drums and full vocal hook.
Parris comes with a total flip of Feel Me for the B side. Starting with a slow steady 4/4 kick drum and droning horns, before dropping in a gargantuan sub bass, Parris builds and reduces over and over again, bringing percussion in and out. A sparse sprinkling of vocals and effects throughout the track, and the most minimal of melody lines, keep the track rolling with a clean and spacious, sophisticated air that only Parris can bring to the table.
a1. Basic Rhythm - Break It Down (VIP)
b1. Basic Rhythm - Feel Me (Parris Remix)
Release Date: 19th June 2020
Expert in trippy joints and knee-buckling bounce, OZ-based producer Reptant is back with a vengeance after an array of choice outings on the likes of Salt Mines, Planet Euphorique and Craigie Knowes. No warm-up lap needed, ‘Phasic Reflex’ may start as a tycho-esque daydream, what’s bred in the bone comes out in the flesh. A pure adrenaline rush of vogue-ing 303, hi-voltage electro and intricate drum programming, this one has dancefloor ripper written all over it.
Keeping the tension up to hazardous levels, ‘MS Plenty’ zones out to a Detroit-style elixir of arpeggiated seesaws and pong-indebted, body-jacking pep. As its title suggests – or not, the B-side opener ‘A Realist’s Realistic Reality’ clearly lies closer to a cyphered Dick-ian parallel world full of binary bleepin’ and swirlin’, post-kosmische infused riffs and tentacular Arpanet-style modularity, which Roza Terenzi alters into a lo-pressure dub expedition – better tasted at sunrise, feet buried deep in the sand and your hazy mind draped in the cosy folds of a cheerful seaside sloth with friends.
a1. Phasic Reflex
a2. MS Plenty
b1. A Realist's Realistic Reality
b2. A Realist's Realistic Reality (Roza's Realism Remix)