Release Date - 17th May 2019
From the artist:
"pootek" - Paul (Solpara) and I laid down the majority of this track one November night in Berlin. We lived in the same dorm in university nearly 10 years ago and bonded over weird electronic music. We hadn't seen each other in a while and had never made music together. We got so rowdy making this my neighbour who I had never seen before came up to complain we were being too loud.
01. Pootek (feat. Solpara)
Released 24th May
Neil Landstrumm is among those producers who really don’t need an introduction. Since his first record on Peacefrog in 1995, he pretty much covered every aspect of electronic music, embodied the spirit of the independent producer and build his very own brand of controlled chaos. Never one to be stuck in a loop or monotony, his music ranges from unorthodox techno to all kinds of genre-defying compositions. For his Running Back debut, he serves a frenzy dish that feels like the soundtrack to a space pirate opera. Five tracks of vhs-beta-electro-funk, love ballads for aliens, horror house, silhouette-techno and neuromancing dancing. Housed in an appropriate arcade game sleeve, it’s fit for fun and value for your money.
a1. Sex With Madonna
a2. Centurion X
b2. Night Walker Zwei
Release Date - 24th May 2019
Trule presents the second release from Al Wootton, the Natural Forward EP. More UK dub wise sound system bangers for the club. The A-side ‘Natural Forward’ is a rolling 140 jungle dub breaks mover primed for the sound system.
‘Rahma’ on the B-side is another swung out dub wise techno garage shuffler, and ‘Power Must Change Hands’ is a muscular percussive hardware 2 step tweak out for the dancers.
One for the dub heads, the techno heads, the garage heads, and the dubstep heads.
a1. Al Wootton - Natural Forward
b1. Al Wootton - Rahma
b2. Al Wootton - Power Must Change Hands
Released 7th June
After a short hiatus Timedance returns with its first release of 2019. Head honcho Batu returns to the label for the first time in two years with three playful and creative cuts. All there tracks revolve around colourful, captivating sound design and daring arrangements; designed for the body and mind. Artwork by Harry Butt.
01. False Reeds
02. Statin (Dub)
Released 17th May
Next move from Artefakt and Delsin is a selection of their label back catalog remixed by a few of their personal favourites in modern techno days. Forest Drive West and Evigt Morker both deliver slamming and hypnotic techno workouts. Where Polar Inertia and Valentino Mora take a dive into deeper territories. It resulted in a well balanced pack of exciting drum grooves, hypnotic loops, smoky dub techno and cinematic ambient.
a1. The Fifth Planet (Forest Drive West Remix)
a2. The Fifth Planet (Evigt Morker Remix)
b1. Tapeloop (Polar Inertia Remix)
b2. The Blue Hour (Valentino Mora Cosmic Trance Rephase)
Release Date 26th April 2019
Following the first of the 'SHIFT LTD' capsule collection by Xhin is an EP by Kirk Degiorgio with a remix from John Beltran. Full-bodied tracks fill in every frequency corner
'The Nearness of Flames' as a headspin stomper, while 'Acid Symphony' weaves an acid line into a rich tapestry. Ambient producer John Beltran reimagines the original with a sunrise touch.
01. The Nearness of Flames
02. Acid Symphony (John Beltran Remix)
03. Acid Symphony
Release Date - 10th May 2019
After making a V/A appearance on ‘EXCURSIONS # 5’ via Phuture Shock’s EXCURSIONS sub-label in 2018, rising German talent Sandilé returns, this time on the Bristol-based parent imprint, with a blistering two-track missive entitled ‘Bulla Bulla’.
Having emerged out of Cologne’s vibrant underground house and techno scene over the last few years, the local DJ and producer has steadily built a name for herself with frequent DJ gigs across Europe and a clutch of releases on hometown labels including Like Records and IM IN LOVE. While last year saw the German artist land a production credit on Berlin’s Neovinyl, by way of a notable collaboration with prolific house duo Black Loops.
Here adding to her growing credentials, with her first solo outing on Phuture Shock Musik, Sandilé showcases her versatile, groove-driven style across two club-bound tracks - both of which bridge the gap between the soulful essence of deep house and the unrelenting drive of techno; replete with dark and dubby overtones, whilst also heavily taking cues from the UK’s rich bass music roots.
The opening salvo arrives in the form of the bass-driven ‘Bulla Bulla’, where a rollicking, tom-tom laden groove, sharp hi-hats and driving beats serve as a taut, rhythmic base for a whirlwind of fluttering dub chords, manic rimshots and Jamaican vocal chants that delicately merge with deeply emotive keys and lush pads enriched with the hi-tech soul of Motor City and an air of Bristol melancholy. Maintaining the dancefloor urgency on the B-Side, albeit on a more pensive, heads-down tip is ‘Heavy One’, which unfolds with the throb of hefty 4/4 kicks, bubbling low end and delay-drenched synth stabs that incessantly pierce through layers of skittering percussion and snappy claps, before a cascade of eerie padded chords akin to the 90’s intelligent jungle atmospherics of LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking imprint - takes you on a late-night sonic journey across the dark Metropolis of Berlin via Cologne through to inner city London and Detroit, running deep into the afterhours.
a1. Sandilé - Bulla Bulla
b1. Sandilé - Heavy One
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Under the UVB-76 Music umbrella emerges The Stone Tapes, a new medium for residual recordings documented in static matter. Built on the intellectual foundations 19th century paranormal theory the label purports a belief that within sound can be located an audio apparition, an intent and carried feeling. In essence transmuting a specific moment into vinyl observable only at playback. An ideological limestone soaking up and releasing intent.
Imprinting on the psychic ether a distinctly deadened ambience, The Stone Tapes elicits ideas that even today lurk on the fringes of experience, considered heretical by some, while held foundation by the initiated.
The Stone Tapes reanimates for a second release that reasserts the labels grounding in astute conceptualizations in realized sound. A collaboration between Moroccan born Amsterdam resident and Leyla Records chief Chafik Chennouf and 10 Label boss and Kyoto, Japan native Katsunori Sawa.
A rhythmically pulsating quadrivium, the Fragments of Reference EP distils four disturbed takes on deeply unnatural sound in a 4/4 framework. Cavorting around themes of self-actualization, denial, inevitability and fate, the EP goes to great lengths to reflect our modern predicament. Techno clairvoyance.
a1. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - False Paradigm
a2. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - Growth of Inequality
b1. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - The Jonah Complex
b2. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - Heat Death
Released 12th April
Off The Meds is a Swedish-South African crew based in Stockholm, consisting of producers Adrian Lux, Carli Löf and Måns Glaeser with vocalist Kamohelo Khoaripe. Belter is their first full solo release, arriving on Studio Barnhus 7 months after the band’s low-slung, ethio-jazz-influenced hip-house burner Currency Low appeared as one of the standouts of 2018’s much-lauded label compilation Studio Barnhus Volym 1. A relentlessly catchy party starter, Belter combines classic rave elements with cutting edge production techniques and Kamo’s pitch-shifted rapid-fire vocals. Already a key feature in recent sets by the Studio Barnhus posse as well as London top selector Joy O, the latter took it upon himself to remix the track, turning it into an extended broken techno trip, a few shades darker and dubbier than the original. Both vinyl and digital releases come with a full acapella version for all the daredevil djs out there!
a2. Belter (Acapella)
b1. Belter (Joy O Belly Mix)
Release Date - 5th April 2019
Harmonious Thelonious's ethnomusicologic journeys to the African continent continues with a burning package of 3 rhythmic tracks inspired by American minimalist music and African rhythm patterns. A primordial soup of polyrhythms and dense harmonics hypnotise the body into movement, transporting the origins of dance music to neoteric audiences.
02. Tom Tom
03. Polyrhythmic Monster
Release Date - 5th April 2019
Oscillate Tracks 002 is the second compilation from the Oscillate crew who have been running the successful event series at ://about blank for just over 4 years. After the sell-out launch of their first record, their second compilation EP is highly anticipated.
This time with Melbourne based producer Hymns, known for his beautifully restrained, spacious electro, Superhexagon regular J. Wiltshire, crossing over into his own glistening take on modern dubstep, Schloss Records founder Karima F whose percussion and berserk melodies know no bounds and Perth-based artist Peter McAvan, upheaving all expectations with his surprising rhythms and syncopation. Diverse, yet of the same palette, this record paints a dreamy yet powerful picture.
01. Hymms - Magna
02. J. Wiltshire - Wave Tablet
03. PTMC - Officewerks
04. Karima F - Bacon Shoulders
Release Date: 12th April 2019
Tymon served up one of the biggest shocks on Perc Trax in years with his recent seismic remix of Perc's own "Hyperlink" and now he returns to Perc Trax with his first full EP for the label.
Balancing space and intensity the three tracks that make up 'Eternal Return' hit hard but avoid the relentless 'dog humping a lamp post' banging of so many of the current crop of 'hard, harder, hardest' releases.
Each track is packed with deft arrangement surprises and subtle unexpected moments of melodic interest that carry the EP far away from the chasing pack. Just like his "Hyperlink" remix, expect this EP to destroy dance floors around the world as soon as it is released.
a1. Tymon - Eternal Return
b1. Tymon - Rioted
b2. Tymon - Haunted Shipyard
Release Date 29th March 2019
Following his 2017 solo debut EP, "Resisting in the Darkness", Tyler Dancer takes a step toward the light in his follow up EP "62 Miles High". Written in Hasselt, Belgium, "62 Miles High" shows Dancer drawing upon his Detroit and Midwest heritage to reveal another page in his slow-evolving sonic diary.
Tyler Dancer is a DJ, producer, and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan. His musical journey began at a young age, playing in local jazz & rock bands before becoming a DJ & Training Director at WCBN FM, Ann Arbor in 2006. He made his first Detroit DJ appearances with friend and collaborator Anthony "Shake" Shakir in 2013 and in 2014 he formed a live electronic act under the guise, "Club Creeps" with Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN. In 2017 Shake & Dancer released their remix of "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On," for Westbound Record's "Funkadelic: Reworked by Detroiters," compilation.
01. Kármán Line
02. Shiva's Hands
Release Date 29th March 2019
Plant43 aka Emile Facey, one of CPU's originators delivers his fourth album 'Three Dimensions'. Eight tracks of crystalline electro with his signature epic pads and Blade Runner-esque melodies.
Facey is one of the most respected electro artists of today and this album galvanises this reputation. DJs will find several weapons amongst this package of beautiful electronic music that rewards both headphone listeners as much as a big room.
01. Neon Vista
02. Three Dimensions
03. Lo-res Dreams
04. Disrupt & Disobey
05. Mono Sky Monolith
06. Orange Neon Display
07. Check the Resolution
08. Exoplanet Transmission
Released 29th March
Debut release on Winthorpe Electronics. Kicking off Winthorpe Electronics one man team Roy of the Ravers delivers a perfect hat trick. An epic EP, the Nottingham dynamo kicks off at a frenetic pace with the title track SE1 Acid - a short jacking track leading into the extended monster that is part two. Switching gears for the second half with the euphoric "1999" winding its way across 13 minutes boding well for Winthorpes forthcoming season.
a1. SE1 Acid Pt. 1
a2. SE1 Acid Pt. 2
Release Date - 29th March 2019
Inner Surface Music is proud to present the next release from Ewa Justka. Ewa Justka is one of the most exciting new experimental artists on the scene for the last few years. She has been paving the way with her unique take on techno, noise, experimental and power electronics. Not only satisfied with making music but also a designer and maker of excellent DIY synthesisers, effects and sequencers under her Optotronics company.
‘Jelly Tits Everywhere’ kicks off proceedings with a contorted acidic workout, 303 baselines are wrapped around distorted, swung drums creating elasticated envelopes before the hardcore kick drum pummels us into submission at a frenetic tempo. ‘Oh How Edgy’ drops the tempo but retains the intensity this time Ewa´s approach strips everything back to the backbone of the groove creating a deeply hypnotic techno track that sucks you into a whirling vacuum.
‘You Are Really Repeating Yourself Indeed (KRTM Remix)’ KRTM is another young artist who has been pushing his harder edge techno sound of the last two years. His remix does not disappoint he delivers a powerful version of ‘YARYI’ with a remix thats pushes both his love for hardcore and the Belgium rave sound. ‘You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed’ hyperactive and twitchy synth lines weave and play off each other in this twisted workout. Instantly drawing the listener closer as the track builds and builds to a monstrous crescendo of mutated acid.
a1. Ewa Justka - Jelly Tits Everywhere
a2. Ewa Justka - Oh How Edgy
b1. Ewa Justka - You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed (KRTM Ravemix)
b2. Ewa Justka - You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed