Release Date- 12th July 2019
All new LP from ASC for his Auxiliary label. 8 tracks of assured Grey Area / Techno-centric perfection.
a1. ASC - Nocture
a2. ASC - Nautilus
b1. ASC - Black Rooms
b2. ASC - Perpetuation
c1. ASC - Overload
c2. ASC - Arsenic Bite
d1. ASC - Turbulence
d2. ASC - Aphotic Zone
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Lithuanian producer Mantas Povilaika, aka DJ JM, has announced new five-track EP, ‘No Days Off’ – his inaugural record for blossoming club label, Nervous Horizon.
After first starting to emerge on the London club scene radar back in 2015, Nervous Horizon label heads TSVI & Wallwork played some early JM material at their debut London Boiler Room session in 2016, sparking a relationship that has since birthed collaborations on TSVI EPs ‘Sacred Drums’ (2016) and ‘Rambo’ (2018).
After releasing a further two full EPs on NKC’s hard drum label Even The Strong, ‘No Days Off’ forms a natural extension of his work with TSVI, only this time more extensive and detailed. From the anthemic, late ‘90s euphoria of the title-track to the searing club energy of ‘Mad Move’ ft. TSVI to the dark, pulsing techno flicker of ‘Bar Bell’, it is an EP forged at peak time and only tempered by mystical EP closer, ‘Original Taste’ – a track inspired by local Lithuanian club sounds and faraway worlds.
a1. DJ JM - No Days Off
a2. DJ JM - Ray Mound
b1. DJ JM - Mad Move ft. TSVI
b2. DJ JM - Bar Bell
b3. DJ JM - Original Taste
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Ophir Kutiel AKA Kutiman is a multi-instrumentalist from Tel Aviv, a “psychedelic space funk architect” to quote Straight No Chaser. When we were approached by his label Siyal about recruiting ZamZam/Khaliphonic artists for a remix project, we loved the idea right away - dub without borders or boundaries is our passion, and getting our hands on Kutiman’s freeform analog explorations felt like an amazing opportunity to push that passion further. All four remixes revel in the freedom of the original tunes, and each, while anchored in dubwise techniques, are totally unhindered by tempo or other genre constraints.
Alter Echo & E3 open with a remix of “Unknown,” the set’s only 140 tune, full up with a bubbling cauldron of bassline and flutes, esoteric vinyl archaeology, spring reverb shocks, and swung percussion.
J:Kenzo, known for 140 and 160 bpm sound system bangers, here takes the chance to stay deep - but in a chill mode - unfurling a beautiful journey of syncopated drum work and slapping percussion framing the lush, meandering melodies of the original “Behind The Noise."
Gulls’ rework of “Mineral” rocks with an offbeat feel, technically in four, but swaying like it’s in three. Plucked guitar figures recall the African roots of contemporary bass music, and tape hiss buffets the listener back and forth through a sonic hall of portals and passages.
Perhaps the most surprising of all four four versions is Headland’s closing “Lucid Dream” remix, which sets course for dub techno country and never looks back. Combining the best of the producer’s masterful sound design and sense of build-and-drop dynamics with the idiom’s 4/4 pulse and focus on immersive space, Headland closes a set as inspired as the album it was based on.
a1. Kutiman - Unknown (Alter Echo & E3 Remix)
a2. Kutiman - Behind The Noise (J:Kenzo RemIx)
b1. Kutiman - Mineral (Gulls Remix)
b2. Kutiman - Lucid Dream (Headland Remix)
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Four pure heaters from Cop Envy on the ‘Cotton’ EP; dense and meditative breaks, plentiful bass and wide-eyed themes.
Cop Envy’s debut for Hypercolour follows on from distinguished releases on Black Opal, Templar Sound and Cry Baby Records.
a1. Cop Envy - Cotton
a2. Cop Envy - Rat Break
b1. Cop Envy - Low Air
b2. Cop Envy - Junk Bass
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Western Lore is proud to present 'We're All Disturbed', the debut long player from Mancunian brothers, Response & Pliskin.
Throughout a dreamlike sequence of 10+ minute epics that further blur the boundaries of jungle & techno, the duo explore themes of violence, corruption, tyranny & propaganda; Painting a stark vision of a present day dystopia lurking within the cracks of society.
3 x heavyweight (180g) black vinyl, shrink-wrapped & housed in a full art gatefold sleeve.
a1. Response & Pliskin - Stabland
b1. Response & Pliskin - The Voyeur
c1. Response & Pliskin - Abandoned
d1. Response & Pliskin - Hierarchy
e1. Response & Pliskin - Shadowrun ft. Lighta
f1. Response & Pliskin - Resist
Release Date - 12th July 2019
aphtc return to Arcane Patterns with a two-track single for their second release on the imprint, following the success of last years 'When Grounds Shift'.
'Rewind The Subject' is a stripped-back, anxious roller sitting at 130bpm, with modulated subs and panicked percussion.
Flip the record for 'Becoming None', which filters distorted think-breaks among a frenzy of razor-sharp stabs that scythe through the tweeters.
"Dance like smoking weed on mars, Not like a tree in the wind on earth
Follow the hihats, Not the dreams that chase you
Fast-forward yourself, Rewind the subject"
a1. aphtc - Rewind The Subject
b1. aphtc - Becoming None
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Berlin via Gold Coast label Nerang Recordings makes an exciting return with a strong debut from Russian producer Low Tape. Spanning blistering Detroit-tinged electro through italo-indebted melodies, ‘Reality Zone' makes for a versatile 6 tracker that does damage on both sweaty dancefloors and early night build-ups.
Low Tape has already built a strong catalog of thoughfully moody electro and house on labels such as X-Kalay and Further Electronix but he raises the bar on his Nerang debut. Straight out of the gate, opener “Funky Detune" weaves metallic and acid sequences that bend at the seams while an electro backbone drives the heat. The EP is full of those kind of highlights and special bangers like “Dangerous Groove” and “East Dancer” show the clear force that is Low Tape's ability to summon smooth and slippery soundscapes that exude serious grit and personality.
a1. Low Tape - Funky Detune
a2. Low Tape - Paradise
a3. Low Tape - Dangerous Groove
b1. Low Tape - Electro Forever
b2. Low Tape - East Dancer
b3. Low Tape - Autumnesia
Released 21st June
This unit features non-volatile memory which will retain the Data you have written (such as Track compositions) even when switched off and disconnected from any external power source. This back-up circuit, however, relies on its batteries, therefore not available if the batteries are flat or not securely connected. Please be sure to keep the batteries securely connected even while using the AC adaptor.
a1. Programmed Memories
b1. Rhythm Device
Repress shipping - 7th June 2019
Intergraded is a new label started by Midland to focus on releasing music by new artists; whether unknown, emerging or established but working under a new name. The first release sees Body in the Thames, Peach, Jay and Webstarr help inaugurate the label.
"The idea for the label came about after being sent unreleased music and ideas by a number of artists over the last year. As I plan to focus Graded on my own Midland solo work for the foreseeable future, and with ReGraded occupying a different aesthetic plane altogether, the logical step was to start a new label that could help introduce this music to a wider audience" - Harry Agius aka Midland
a1. Body In The Thames - Silver Threaded Crystal Beads
a2. Peach - Silky
b1. Jay - Balsam Drum
b2. Webstarr - The Muse
Release Date - 31st May 2019
Since his earliest transmissions, Heckle has been an avowed disciple of the Moss method, channelling the spirits of original Chicago and Detroit house, industrial techno and interstellar jazz with a unswerving faith to those sound.
For his first release of '16, he plays deep into that pocket with an insistent, optimistic banger named Alexandria plus an Untitled vignette of chaotic harmonics, before the B-side brings the kicks again, only at a quicker tempo and with rapidly fluctuating, eye-spinning arpeggios in Mesopotamia and in a drier, tracky formation.
02. Untitled 1
04. Untitled 2
Released 21st June
Claro Intelecto returns to Delsin for the first time in two years with an EP that was inspired by the producer's formative experiences of techno and his journey through three decades of electronic music. Across four heavy and otherworldly tracks, Claro Intelecto reflects on the impact of forgotten Manchester club the Thunderdome via industrial-strength beats, bleeps and bass-weight; joins the dots between Skam style experimental hip-hop and glassy-eyed techno futurism ("Sniffer Dogs"); immerses us in heavy electro/techno fusion ("Messages") and offers up some intense, mid-tempo dance floor bliss ("Sirens"). It's another standout outing from one of techno's true cult heroes.
a1. The Thunderdome
a2. Sniffer Dogs
Released 14th June
No many words needed for this record except that we are more than pleased to welcome into our home an artist that we always admired a lot, who always knows how to surprise, and this time even more, with a record that shows another side of him that had not emerged too much until now. This is our next. This is Chris Moss Acid. Mastered by Alden Tyrell.
a1. Peach Beats
a2. Al Terrific
a3. Hey Jill
b1. Lill Chill
Released 12th July
Master of synthesis Fabio Monesi joins Craigie Knowes for a crazily varied 12". Vintage pads, electronic basslines, 4x4 patterns, broken beats, Italo, Electro, Techno, House, whatever it is - it is excellent.
a1. Strings of Love
a2. Pancho Returns
b1. Flanger City
b2. The Raw Theory
Release Date - 24th May 2019
After bursting on to the scene in 2017 with the dub techno stomper ‘Zulu Blues’ on Navy Cut records, Melbourne based producers Pugilist and Mystik collaborate once again, this time around with 3 tracks on Modern Hypnosis.
The A side ‘Sabu’; a unique blend of polyrhythmic Latin inspired percussion and chanting, complemented with a rolling bass line and dreamy synthesised chord progression; is a genre blending trip, sitting at 135bpm, capable of taking a set in many directions.
On the flip side, two sophistically crafted Dub-Step pieces. 'Misty in Roots’, taken from the vaults after hypnotising dances in Melbourne on dub plate for the last 3 years. Minimal, meditative, eyes down music.
'2 Steps Backwards’ (available vinyl only) is an energetic 140bpm piece. Nostalgic roots inspired 'Dub-step of old’ is infused with creative oscillating synthesis, musicality, and post modern dubbing techniques. A subtle bass line switch up on the second drop guarantees satisfaction.
a1. Pugilist & Mystik - Sabu
b1. Pugilist & Mystik - 2 Steps Backwards (vinyl only)
b2. Pugilist & Mystik - Misty in Roots
Released 24th May
LTD to 300 / SILVER VINYL - The first release from The Bug’s ‘PRESSURE’ label in 2019, is an absolute sound system crusher from JK Flesh (aka Justin Broadrick Godflesh/Jesu/Zonal etc...). Three tracks of the slowest, heaviest, dread techno you are ever likely to hear. Plus a remix from The Bug himself, in full doom riff mode. Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) is quoted as saying “I’m as proud of dropping this epic 12”, as I was of being the person to release Godflesh ‘Love is a Dog from Hell’, many moons ago on my old label Pathological Records. This time around, Justin again redefines absolute heaviness, but in a club format, as he gets sociopathic with his homicidal riffs and deep space explorations. Absolute malevolence, a complete body slaughter. I virtually begged Justin to let me release ‘In Your Pit’ ! haha. And i’m very happy he agreed and additionally passed me two more tracks of utter dirt”. JK Flesh has previously released music via Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe imprint, Regis Downwards label and Vatican Shadow/Prurient’s Hospital Productions. He also recently released a split album with Goth-Trad, entitled ‘Knights of the Black Table’. In 2018, PRESSURE unleashed the Bug collaboration with Burial as FLAME 1, released Miss Red’s outstanding ‘K.O.’ album, and detonated 12” club destroyers by NAZAMBA and G36. If this ‘E.P.’ is any indication of what 2019 holds for the label, this year will further intensify the label’s promotion of “Dub, Dancehall, Grime and Dirt” and absolute speaker shredding carnage.
a1. In Your Pit
a2. In Your Pit (The Bug Remix)
b1. Paranoid Archetype
b2. Rub Me Out
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!
Released late June, 2019.
Back to wreck shop. On this release we will bring you more funk and stomp, you'll get funky more funky and even funkier while stomping your feet to these serious bangers.
a1. Detroit's Filthiest - Gangster of Love
a2. Detroit's Filthiest - Midnight Maurder
b1. DJ Overdose - BANG
b2. DJ Overdose - What About It?
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: 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)