Available: 15th June 2021
Techno pioneer Robert Hood debuts on Rekids with a blistering release entitled ‘Nothing Stops Detroit’ ahead of an album this winter.
Over the last three decades the Underground Resistance alum has continually been at the forefront of the techno genre whilst releasing on many of electronic music’s finest labels to boot. In recent years his solo outings have appeared on a select few labels such as Dekmantel, Music Man Records, not to mention his very own M-Plant. Having made appearances on Rekids in the past remixing label boss Radio Slave - both as Robert Hood (‘Don’t Stop No Sleep’) and Floorplan (‘Feel The Same’) - the Detroit originator now drops a four track release in his official debut on the label.
With its machine aesthetic, ‘Nothing Stops Detroit’ is unmistakably Hood from start to finish. Precision kick drums propel the title track forward as stuttering effects and deep stabs work alongside a march band rhythm. ‘7 Mile Dog’ is next with its grainy synths and scintillating pads, making way for the meandering bassline, rattling atmospherics and trippy, oscillating top line of ‘Ignite A War’. Finally, ‘The Cure’ is a cacophony of twisted percussion and rumbling low-end that energetically concludes matters.
a1. Nothing Stops Detroit
a2. 7 Mile Dog
b1. Ignite A War
b2. The Cure
Available: 15th June 2021
Paranoid London’s 303 broke in lockdown & they couldn’t find anybody that would repair it, so they got on & made the new EP without any trademark Acid tracks. The 4 EP tracks range from Liaisons Dangereuses inspired white noise percussion to banging sine wave techno. Euphoric festival destroyers to deep, warped k-hole vocal house. Perfectly timed to drop as dance floors & festivals start to reopen get used to these tracks.
You’ll be hearing a lot more of them in the coming months!
A1. Annihilate The World & Start All Over
A2. External In
B1. The State Of That
B2. Linked In (With Paris Brightledge)
Available: 15th June 2021
Lone and KETTAMA met at Glastonbury festival last year after being booked together for a B2B DJ set. Although they had never DJ'ed together before their styles complimented each other perfectly and it was only natural that they get in the studio together.
The EP features one collaborative track and an original each from both artists but they way the tracks fit together you could be forgiven for thinking the whole EP was collaborative.
We know at R&S that Lone is capable of creating many different feelings with his music, working alongside KETTAMA seems to have pushed the euphoric, endorphin heightening 4/4 feels to the forefront. In turn KETTAMA reaches for some some synth lines that could have come straight from the Lone playbook. The influence of each artist on the other is plain to see and the results are three killer club tracks that people are going to be hard pushed to pick a favourite from
A1. Lone x KETTAMA - The Way You Feel
A2. Kettama - Anniversary
B. Lone - Dragonrush
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Pitch Black’s Futureproof, a landmark in New Zealand electronica, finally gets a vinyl release 23 years after it first came out.
The album distilled two years of relentless touring of New Zealand into a sweeping colossus full of epic soundscapes and rumbling basslines, pounding rhythms and mind-bending effects, showcasing Pitch Black’s dubwise styles to full, bass-bin busting effect.
Futureproof’s mix of dub, delay and devastation was received to critical and commercial acclaim, rising to the top of the New Zealand electronic charts, and was followed by a sold-out tour of New Zealand alongside Salmonella Dub.
The album’s sophisticated mix of dub and dance set a benchmark by which future NZ electronica releases would be measured, and has gone on to find fans around the globe. True to its name, Futureproof sounds as timeless and fresh today as it did in 1998.
To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the release, the band dug out the original audio files and Angus McNaughton has re-mastered them for this vinyl release. Hamish Macaulay has also adapted the original artwork, creating a brand new collage for the centerfold out of pictures taken at the time.
a1. Pitch Black - The Gatherer
a2. Pitch Black - Speech
b1. Pitch Black - Soliton
b2. Pitch Black - Melt
c1. Pitch Black - The Gatherer (Live)
c2. Pitch Black - They Are Among Us
d1. Pitch Black - Altered State
d2. Pitch Black - Alternate State
Release Date: 4th June 2021
RAWAX proudly welcomes Mr. Gerald Mitchell to the Family! We are happy to present you in near future his own series on the Motor City Edition! This will include new releases and classic re-issues. Starting with M5 - Celestial Highways from 1999. Originally released on Metroplex.
A. Celestial Highways
B1. Dream Traveler
B2. Astral Ancestors
Release Date: 11th June 2021
Japanese Telecom (aka Dopplereffekt / Der Zyklus) first outing recorded at the end of the 90's and officially released in 1999. A sonic exploration of the culture and technologies that influence daily life in one of the most advanced countries on this globe, the land of the rising sun. As a recurring theme in Heinrich Muellers work, the Japanese Telecom EP takes inspiration from the exciting culture of the upcoming internet, robots, high speed trains and game culture from a future past and combines this with Detroit's hi-tech machine funk. Remastered and re-issued for the first time since its original release.
a1. Rising Sun
a2. Japanese Animation
a3. Asian Amazons
a4. Character Maps
a5. Game Player
b1. Nipponese Robots
b3. Bullet Train
Release Date: 4th june 2021
Beto Beto is a new label from Bristol releasing house-centric uk inflected club and ambient music.
BETO01 is a hand stamped white label in the tried and tested format of the disco 12” single ~ two floor ready mixes of the title track Poliziotteschi (one club/one dub) and a weirdo left field bonus cut. The Chosen Mix offers bold smokey Chicago and Italo influenced techno whilst the Mirrors Mix is much more rooted in Bristol, with its sparse dubbed out structure, low tempo and trippy progression.
a1. The Beto Boys - Poliziotteschi (Chosen Mix)
a2. The Beto Boys - Long Distance
b1. The Beto Boys - Poliziotteschi (Mirror Mix)
Available: 19th May 2021
A staggering collection Detroit techno-soul music, beamed directly into your consciousness from 1994. Kenny Larkin should need no introduction to those whose ears are trained in the ways of the motor city and her musical sons and daughters. He is one of a handful of artists from the city whose original and unique sonic output has helped shape and advance techno as an art form and as a serious musical movement across the world and it's galaxies beyond, a formidable DJ and producer whose music continues to push the envelope today. 'Azimuth' gives us what would be Larkin's first full length offering, and across 11 tracks of blistering hi-tech machine funk, ambient, soul drenched rhythms and futurist club music he deftly crafted a classic. This is the album you hold in your hands now, here in 2021. Originally released on Warp Records, 'Azimuth' is back here in it's expanded form of a 2 x LP and bonus 10" reissue. A record that effortlessly sounds like it came to earth yesterday while being 25 years old, a true Detroit classic that still makes waves across the planet today. File under - 'Essential'.
'Azimuth' has been legitimately reissued for 2021 on Kenny’s own Art Of Dance imprint. Remastered from DAT tapes and original sources by Curve Pusher. Designed by Atelier Superplus.
B2 Funk In Space
D3 My Travels
F Q Right Brain Remix
Release Date: 28th May 2021
For decades there have been rumours of arterial secret tunnels running beneath our cities. No-one knows why or how long they have been there but maps and reports have appeared over the years thanks to a handful of wide-eyed whistleblowers.
Often hiding in plain sight behind faceless logos and Haga fencing, these tunnels are said to contain the government’s dark explorations, store unspoken cargo and even house extraterrestrial experiments.
Subterra Highway is the debut EP from D3U5E & GAV. A tribute to conspiracy theories, obsession and corporate illusion.
An important moment for both artists and Programm's first release after our sampler last June. Each track of the EP takes you down a different path. Jittering in and out of the darkness with both artist's trademark off kilter drums and engulfing basslines. They draw on influences from breaks, grime, and UK techno to travel down each rabbit hole.
The cover is designed by Alfie Allen and we have worked with directors Constantine Spence on a music video for Free Mars.
A1. D3U5E - Free Mars
A2. D3U5E - Factor 19
B1. D3U5E & Gav - Of The Gods
B2. D3U5E & Gav - Mutant
Reease Date: 28th May 2021
Big Ever is the new moniker of Sydney born, Berlin based music producer Thomas McAlister. Over 2016-19 Big Ever released a string of EPs and singles under the name Cop Envy; through Black Opal, Templar Sound, Cry Baby Records, Decisions and Hypercolour. Incienso is hyped to release the debut Big Ever EP “Otto” as the first in our run of very exciting records coming out in 2021.
Coming through with four distinctive and vibrant club tracks primed for all hours of the night or early morning, Big Ever lets loose on 2021 with a bold and unique take on percussion, bass, and ambiance working in unison to extraordinary effect.
A1. Rolled Into
A2. Burst Dial
Release Date: 4th June 2021
After over a year in lockdown Love Love launches LOVLTD, a new series of limited records containing the tuffest system boomers and shakers. Focused towards igniting the dancefloor this series is a celebration of rave in all its forms: Acid Stompers & Wonkers / Hardcore Continuum // Heavyweight Bass Flex. All the 12”s are graced with artwork by foundational UK graffiti legends A.W.E ‘All World Experts’ est 1984- most notably Keen and Check.
To start proceedings Romford-born, Bristol-based producer Ben Pest gives us 4 slabs of lysergic bass-bolstered techno. With records on Don’t, I Love Acid & Earwiggle and following recent collaborations with IMOGEN and Radioactive Man, Ben’s style of techno is some of the slickest and dirtiest going, getting played out by the likes of Bicep and DJ Stingray.
A1 ‘Rugged’ drabs a chunky square 303 over strobing flickers of percussion with a kick drum the size of mars, building to an absolute acid-fuelled fervour. A2 ‘On The Three’ boasts a catchy groove reminiscent of mid-noughties warehouse phunk, brandishing cartoony melodies that will put an unhinged smile on the most cynical of ravers’ mushes.
Whilst the A side ends bouncey, the B-Side starts off crushing and trancey with ‘83 Is The Wan’, featuring a catatonic kick drum in a New York club pattern driving through a hazy technoid labyrinth that’ll have ravers weaving spirit entities for many a dance to come. Final track ‘More Horrors’ is a full on, no-nonsense party banger. Weighty old skool techno heft with a deep murky bassline and acid squelches. Techno doesn’t come much fatter or funner than this.
a1. Ben Pest - Rugged
a2. Ben Pest - On The Three
b1. Ben Pest - 83 Is The Wan
b2. Ben Pest - More Horrors