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: 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)
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Biome returns to Madam X’s Kaizen imprint with 5 heavy hitting, warehouse-ready club tools.
Serving up his signature style of big drops, frenetic growls and mutated bass, the A- side sees leading tracks Garvey and They Know marry his legendary origins in Dubstep with the carefully crafted, UK techno assaults of his recent work.
Early support from Mall Grab, Darwin, and Loefah puts the tracks firmly in the UK techno scene’s ‘gully-130’ danger-zone.
The B-side sees Biome exploring his sound further. Equinox’s dense textures perfectly accommodate its dub-heavy moments as it subtly creeps into the listener’s brain, whilst Stagger’s laser-sharp groove explodes in bursts of energy as it scales the heights of its 81-style soundscape.
The aptly-named Conquer brings the They Know EP to its gut-wrenching climax, starting with suspense-building hi-hats and ending with an aggressive breach of tech- out rollage: dark, bassline-driven UKG at its finest designed for dark spaces and big soundsystems.
KAIZEN [continually moving forward]
a1. Biome - Garvey
a2. Biome - They Know
b1. Biome - Equinox
b2. Biome - Stagger
b3. Biome - Conquer
Release Date: 22nd May 2020
Alex Jann returns to Dance Trax after last year’s intense electro workout alongside Assembler Code. Here he fly’s solo showcasing his broad style of electro futurism - inspired by authentic machine funk, Jann re-imagines classic sounds for modern times. Marco Bernadi on flight deck reporting for remix duties - Stay alert!
a1. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory
a2. Alex Jann - CMD CNTR
a3. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory (Marco Bernardi Electric Bunker Mix)
b1. Alex Jann - Klep Klap
b2. Alex Jann - Don't Come Around
b3. Alex Jann - Inward Energy
Release Date: 26th June 2020
The Debut “Cobra EP” comes from a new production project “Mogambo” a collaborative brainchild of Sunju Hargun and multi-instrumentalist Jerom Doudet. Both located in Thailand and bounded by a shared love of acid electronica, Bollywood movies and big psychedelic gongs. Delving deep into a highly personal and unique sound cosmos this album covers a wide range of sound textures. Featuring trippy jungle grooves, mesmerizing tribal percussion, countless eccentric effect pedals and hints to 90’s Goa. The EP ranges from spacey Asian soundscapes, sweaty basement after hours journeys to slow-burning hypnotizing grooves slithering as a Cobra.
Recorded and mixed in the city of Bangkok and islands of Koh Chang.
Mastered at Maspaventi Studio, Amsterdam.
Artwork Designed by Taychin Dunnvatanachit.
a1. जीना (Jeena)
a2. Dishoom (है)
b1. Matum (राजा)
b2. कोबरा (Cobra)
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Berlin's Cinthie has grown to become one of the most revered and respected figures in contemporary electronic music in recent years both in her hometown and across the globe. Her touring schedule regularly sees her playing her inimitable DJ style in hotspot cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Seoul, Osaka, and of course her beloved hometown Berlin where she was born and raised on the ever flowing current of electronic music coming from the city. Djing in said city since the early nineties as a teenager Cinthie's depth of knowledge radiantly shines through in her sets and her productions, which traverse through a broad range of classic and contemporary House and Techno sounds. Recent times have seen Cinthie look inwards towards her aspirations for the future, and as a result, dedicated a huge portion of her time to building her own studio, featuring a wide spectrum of some of the most noteworthy vintage drum machines and synthesizers in existence. Along with Diego Krause, Ed Herbst and stevn.aint.leavn, Cinthie represents the Beste Modus / Beste Freunde collective, amongst running Unison Wax and We_R House on top of the main labels and most recently launching her 803 Crystalgrooves imprint to critical acclaim, a platform which will become a huge focus for her own productions for the foreseeable future. On top of this there’s a burgeoning relationship with Will Saul's Aus imprint bubbling away with her debut for the label dropping in November 2018. Cinthie has also recently shifted focus towards Elevate Berlin, a label collective, digital and physical record store in the heart of Friedrichshain, a home for all of the label collectives output as well as releases from friends and affiliates.
a2. No One Can Take You Away From Me
b1. 803 Meme Queen
Release Date: 8th May 2020
Following up from 2019’s Livity Sound release ‘Goulbap/Momoweb/Disposition’, which seemed to catapult Bakongo into a different scenery and introduce Wayne to old friends and long time support of his older tribal material along the way as well as surprising those who had no idea both monikers were the same person.
Slotting into a scene of Tribal sonics and a Techno atmosphere it almost seems as a new genre if we pigeon holed ourselves into specific categories as if it was 2010 again, but digging into Roska/ Bakongo’s early material, tracks like Roska’s remix of Four Tet’s Love Cry and Untold - Just For You, you can hear early examples of sounds that were explored and tested as early as 2009. Mixing the two sounds of Roska’s heavily stripped back style and Bakongo’s tribal and percussive madness enhances and uplifts what a generation have been complimenting the last 10 years.
Moving forward to this release ‘Bopster / Anytime’ you see exactly where Bakongo is going and the direction where his sound is suited.
a1. Bakongo - Bopster
b1. Bakongo - Anytime
Release Date: 24th April 2020
Pugilist steps up on Trule with a four track EP of sound system club heaters across various styles and BPMs. From the broken UK garage of the title track, the crunching breaks of Untitled with ILK, the dub wise Junglism of Adversity with Tamen, and the techno dancehall variation of Portal. Something for all the dancers.
a1. Pugilist - Heavy Lies The Crown
a2. Pugilist & ILK - Untitled
b1. Pugilist & Tamen - Adversity
b2. Pugilist - Portal
Release Date: 1st May 2020
Oall Hates returns to Of Paradise with Tranceporter, a ferocious 5-tracker that pushes the artists music into new and intoxicating waters, showcasing a truly innovative sound; one that this Austrian producer has honed and crafted meticulously over recent years.
Kicking off the A-side is the title track, Tranceporter a thumping club workout that fuses house, techno and acid together to form one glorious sphere of unrelenting audio hedonism. Following this is Gentrifies a monstrous slab of techno and acid that is guaranteed to tear through sound systems like rolling thunder and open portals to the subconscious.
The B-side opens with Adderol, an in your face house number that hurtles out of the starting blocks and never lets up. Thumping drum work and percussion work side by side whilst a sprinkling of acid and an infectious vocal detail keep the heart racing. Bones Faro keeps the adrenaline pumping as it pushes the release into more sinister territory with spiralling drums and percussion, backed up by nuanced flecks of acid and a snakelike bass line. Closing out the EP is Feelings a deftly produced slice of leftfield house that navigates the 5am streets with enough energy to keep everyone going well into the following weekend.
The digital release comes complete with the bonus track PCT-666 a pounding and relentless house number that travels deep into the belly of the rave. Hydraulic like drums merge with restless percussion to shake the foundations and bring the curtain down on an essential release.
a1. Oall Hates - Tranceporter
a2. Oall Hates - Gentrifies
b1. Oall Hates - Adderol
b2. Oall Hates - Bones Faro
b3. Oall Hates - Feelings
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Title track Temple Song leads us into a seemingly infinite cosmos of reverberating dubwise sonics, guided by its creeping percussion and enveloped with a wall of warm sub-bass. This perfectly pairs with the next track Breakthrough, equal in minimalism and power but comes with a more ‘steppas’ vibe and is equipped with guitar riff which hypnotises and seduces. The EP is rounded off by Biosphere which lowers the tempo even further for an all out Dub Techno affair, a true masterclass with influences heard from Jamaica to Berlin.
a1. Versa - Temple Song
b1. Versa - Breakthrough
b2. Versa - Biosphere
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Following up to a pair of choice transmissions on Aussie operated imprint Vulcan Venti, Perth-based rising talent Hame DJ turns up on KOC with a debut four-track platter oozing pure elegiac acid vibes and transient, sci-fi-infused ambient, seamlessly hedge-hopping from UK bass to liquid jungle, through gauzy atmospheric techno and bastardized shades of Rephlex-style electronica.
Fresh as a cucumber, opener ‘On 1’ ushers its listener in a world of keys-loaded, faux-organic layers and rippling ’90s motifs. Threading its way betwixt garage, dub and piano house, the track brushes an equally vivid and dynamic tableau of shape-shifting floor-ready electronics. Starting off as a further mischievous affair, A2 ‘Zoot’ sounds like the outback cousin to Paul Woolford’s seminal steely burner ‘Erotic Discourse’ but soon evolves into a top-shelf breaky chugger that shall jam alien radars as much as it should have everyone on the dancefloor down on their knees in a jiffy.
Breaking the B-side in, slo-mo drifter ‘Nightlife’ turns the tempo down to ‘after-party sunrise’ mode. Implementing a lushly arranged battery of swampy 303 arpeggios, soft-spoken piano stabs and vaporous vocals, this one’s custom-cut for daydreaming with a bunch of friends by the Gold Coast’s idyllic seaside. Topping off that otherworldly journey is ‘Erosion’ – a FX-laden, hip-hop drums-strewn slab making the rounds between sepulchral, Kraut-dunked broken beat a la Tolouse Low Trax and post-Drexciyan synth wizardry. Proper mind-expanding stuff from a producer on the cusp of real big tings.
a1. On 1
Release Date: 17th April 2020
Next up on UVB76 is Bokeh. Delivering a variation of genres and styles over a 4 track EP. Including some experimental techno, heavy drum & bass & an ambient piece for good measure.
a1. Bokeh - Gathering Traces
a2. Bokeh - Explored On Film
b1. Bokeh - Several Decades Of Depression
b2. Bokeh - Other Special Occasions
Release Date: 10th April 2020
One Records return to celebrate Ten Years of the label with a 12 track Various Artists release split over 3 vinyl release. Part 1 features label owner Subb-an and new faces to One Adam Pits and Urulu as well as regulars Yamen & EDA. This EP delivers 4 club ready tracks for the dance floor starting a new era for the label.
a1. Subb-an - Sunrise Mood
a2. Adam Pits - Pungent Method
b1. Urulu - Mollare_Qualcuno
b2. Yamen & Eda - Last Dance
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Fresh Fruits from Christian Kroupa accompanied by a remix from Fruit Merchant associate Manuel Fischer. This record marks the fifth instalment from Hidden Spheres Fruit Merchant Label and the first for 2020.
Christian would like to thank his mum and Dad for their love and support.
a1. Christian Kroupa - A Little Flower
a2. Christian Kroupa - Bouquet Of Flowers
b1. Christian Kroupa - Blind To Beauty
b2. Christian Kroupa - Blind To Beauty (Manuel Fischer Remix)
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Rephlex legend Bogdan Raczynski debuts on UTTU with 5 signature tracks filled with unique breakbeat chaos.
a1. Bogdan Raczynski - Arrears
a2. Bogdan Raczynski - Collection Agency
b1. Bogdan Raczynski - Compound Interest
b2. Bogdan Raczynski - Lien
b3. Bogdan Raczynski - Net Assets