Released 31st May
Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets aka Detroit Swindle make their AUS debut with the 'Rhythm Girl Swing’ EP. We're extremely honoured to release the first EP away from their Heist imprint in over four years. The classy duo continue the sonic exploration heard on their superb 2018 LP ‘High Life’ and deliver 3 electronic cuts varying from warm and soulful to raw and pumping. We’ll see a lot more new music from Detroit Swindle in 2019 and we’re happy to present you their unique sound with this release.
a1. Rhythm Girl Swing
b1. Wado Baya
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 3rd May (Approx)
Noise To Meet You's second release offers a mini-LP that drives Electro to its most elegant side. Six tracks filled with dance impulse and emotional charge made by the Swedish artist, EBE-2.
a1. Waves of Time
a2. The Cave of Stingrays
a3. Coast to Coast
b1. Son of Kronos
Release Date: TBA 2019
Originally released back in 2010 as part of an Agoria mix compilation sampler Temperature's Rising has become a cult hit with vinyl copies now impossible to find for any price as the chance of a repress was held back by record company politics. Now, finally, it returns, remastered for 2016 and enjoying the clear cut and full side of vinyl it undoubtedly deserves.
On the B-side is the Temperate Dub, recorded at the same time as the lead mix, but which has remained unreleased until now. It takes a deep classic even deeper dubbing out syllables of the vocal over a reverberated version of the now familiar half-time rhythm of the original mix.
12" blood red vinyl in a full colour sleeve designed by Danny Passarella.
a1. Perc & Passarella Death Squad -Temperature's Rising
b1. Perc & Passarella Death Squad - Temperate Dub
Release Date: 29th March 2019
We are happy to present you this golden repress! DJ & producer I Hate Models takes care of the A-side with the irresistible "Requiem Of Desolation", a blessing dancefloor mash up of untouchable acid trance flights and old school sonorities. Very different from what we used to hear from this infamous and long time techno activist. This is what we call "Modern Rave".
On the flipside, ROD mastermind Umwelt unleashes bass and acidic tones on killing "Requiem Of Haunted Warehouse'. Haunting horrific melodies enhanced by hammering kicks turn the track into a monster dancefloor track.
a1. I Hate Models - Requiem Of Desolation
b1. Umwelt - Requiem Of Haunted Warehouse
Released 5th April
Cobra Club's second release, Mariahoeve EP comes directly from the magic hands of Endfest. After dropping some bombs on his own EP on Endless Illusion and a killer track on a compilation for Analogical Force it was time for another solo EP, suported with amazing remixes by Mark du Mosch and Dj Overdose as Rotterhague. Meeting Mr Magpie on the A-Side starts it of by hitting you hard with a straight up Gloomy beast of an Electro track, the remix by Mark Du mosch takes this track to another dimension stretching it out and adding his much loved vibe to it. On the B-side the dreamy and at moments even poppy Electro jam makes you want to take Bus 53 straight to the sandy shore of Scheveningen. Dj Overdose's Rotterhague remix flips it into a street version that has more of a link to harbour of Rotterdam than the beach of Scheveningen. Both sides come with a short version of the full length track "Drank".
a1. Meeting Mr. Magpie
a2. Meeting Mr. Magpie (Mark Du Mosch Remix)
a3. Drank (Jenever Is Op Minimix)
b1. Bus 53
b2. Bus 53 (Lijn11 Rotterhague Remix)
b3. Drank (2 Flesjes Bier Minimix)
Released 19th April
The ever productive Conforce returns to one of his key home labels for another exploration of his prolific deep sea techno sound. His Haedron EP has a firm dance floor focus, designed to propel you ever further forwards. Hi hats glisten like light beams penetrating the deep ocean, topped off with some timeless dub techno vibes that mixes Basic Channel with Planet E to mesmeric effect.
a1. Conforce - Haedron
a2. Conforce - Scorched Earth
b1. Conforce - Muon Transverse Momentum
b2. Conforce - Quantum Phaser
Released 12th April
It’s time for the fourth excursion on Late Night Burners, this time filled with uptempo acid and breaks. For the fourth release we’ve asked two talents for a side each. On the A-side we have the Parisian Col. J with two uptempo and soulful workouts. Classic drums, classic acid lines, but fresh as ever. On the B-side we have the Italian matteo. providing us with two rough and fast-paced cuts full of lush synth lines and breakbeats. T(r)ip!
a1. Col. J - Shibuya
a2. Col. J - Purge
b1. Matteo. - Venice In Love
b2. Matteo. - Particular Things
Release Date: 15th February 2019
A perfect combo is the second release for the catalogue of Kaiser's imprint K S R. The infamous duo 999999999 introduces the A-side with a 90s banger cut followed by Kaiser and Eric Fetcher's tr909 textures and hypnotics journeys. Different is the B-side, with Wrong Assessment meeting Conrad Van Orton and their huge and experimental designs.
a1. 999999999 - 09 09 1999
a2. Kaiser - Rotational Inertia
a3. Eric Fetcher - Banks
b1. Wrong Assessment - Area 104
b2. Conrad Van Orton - Self Obsessed But Charmless
Released 8th February
Lovely lush emotive dancetracks full of cosmic! vibes In the opening track, a male soothing voice warns us for a gravitational collapse, and he couldn't be more right! Our new family member, INTIMACY, drags you from one musical dimension to another. His outerworld soundscapes and propelling drum rhythms make you doubt whether or not you're still on earth. Enjoy the trip!
a1. Gravitational Collapse
a2. Earth Sciences
b1. Lifetime of Curiosity
b2. Stargate 2020
Released 15th March
Official re-release. Previously released on the nowadays impossible-to-get Blue Attack records, the short living sublabel of Bunker records releasing hardcore freeparty techno in the early to mid-nineties. 'T-Warp' is an archetypical track for this period: fast, subversive, dark and psychedelic. Re-mastered from the original source and pressed on a full side of 45RPM vinyl, it never sounded meaner before. Beam yourself up to the golden age when, while mainstream techno was turning into its capitalistic opposite, the truly free were kicking it in the dirt. It's time again.
Released 22nd February
The Men You'll Never See are back once again! Detroit In Effect's classic Unseen EP updated for 2019. Includes the Detroit Electrotechno anthem "R U Married".
a1. Never Ending Beats 2
a2. R U Married
a3. Not R Fault (Live Version)
b1. Let Yo Body Rock
b3. My House