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
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
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
Release Date: 27th March 2020
The Canadian duo M.S.L. debuts on the Clone Dub Series with a heady 4 track ep. Tracks that walk the fine line between classic headphone IDM and tripped out early morning dance floor cuts with bleepy arpeggios, soaring strings and shards of melodies. Very reminiscent of early F-com releases and our own harbour city duo Duplex's early works on Dub and Clone Records.
a2. Storm Tech
b2. Riviere Rouge
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Tracey’s ‘Microdancer’ is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed ‘Metamorphosis’ EP. 2019 saw Tracey release his debut LP on Dial plus spin at Amsterdam’s finest club De School for the first time, The ‘Microdancer’ EP shows Tracey’s contemporary take on IDM + Electro, a timeless sound that’s helped shape him as an artist.
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Sharif Laffrey is something of an unheralded hero of the underground Detroit scene. Active since the halcyon days of the early-90s Motor City rave movement, his sporadic releases are rarely less than superb. Sharif Laffrey has been playing records and making music for over 20 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan – he’s worked on the line checking camshafts for Chryslers & as an operative for Underground Resistance (UR) at Submerge for Mike Banks, at the same time. Currently releasing music on his own label SPECIAL FORCES.
Championed by DJ Harvey, Carl Craig, Dixon, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Seth Troxler, The Juan Maclean, Optimo, Trevor Jackson, Hunee, Manfredas, Solar, The Chemical Brothers...
a1. Sharif Laffrey - Sounds To Come
Release Date: 24th May 2019
After previous releases on Gerd Janson's Running Back Records (including 2018 hit 'Tim's Symphony' being rinsed all over by Dixon, Ame & Sven Vath), Younger Rebinds (aka Benny Rodrigues aka ROD) starts his own eponymous label with 2 eclectic summer jams filled with earworm melodies and retro drums right in time for the festivalseason... FUN allowed!
Repress Release Date: 28th February 2020
Still reeling from their sought-after Ross EP on the hugely respected Natural Sciences label, Warren Raww present the To Adelaide EP, the first release on the newly founded, Bristol-based imprint, Piff Records.
The Adelaide duo have produced a 12 that ups the energy of their July EP, whilst still delivering on their own brand of melodic, synth-laden house music. This time flanked by comrades Arthur Miles and Freddie Norwood, they add to the already high volume of talent currently emanating from Australia.
The A1, 9 On Court 3, plays on the more low-end driven aspect of Warren Raww’s production style, with an off-kilter bass line bouncing erratically over the top of the slightly swung, punchy percussion, topped with a spaced-out, saturated synth palet. Fans of Kyle Hall’s From Joy and the deeper end of Lobster Theremin will resonate strongly with Neighbours, a more relaxed, broken number, augmented with small piano runs and sewn together with a contemplative chord progression asking of the listener a more emotional nuance.
On Jessica’s Place, Arthur Miles strips down to lay the foundations for a tasty, warp-drenched number, complementing his gliding pads with a great selection of raw percussion and improvised synth lines, culminating in a combination of soft and rugged. Freddie Norwood rounds off the four-track EP with Parallel To The Sky, a continuation of the stripped back, broken beat approach. He slowly builds musical blocks bringing in more and more melodic hooks before affirming his dreamy canvas with a welcomed bassline that swims around the vocal sample before the final drum rolls bring the EP to a close.
a1. Warren Raww - 9 On Court 3
a2. Warren Raww - Neighbours
b1. Arthur Miles - Jessica's Place
b2. Freddie Norwood - Parallel To The Sky