Release Date: 13th September 2019
There is something about the groove on DJ Mau Mau’s early releases that just gets me and everyone within earshot moving wildly each and every time a track of his gets slammed in the club. His tunes go hard for sure, but the rhythm and vibe seems to be something hits people universally.
Hell’s Club has been on my want list on Discogs for years and that prohibitive price really left me no choice but to reissue the damn thing. I have played it every single set since I got the new masters back and it is so effective at getting a crowd moving. Tech house at its absolute best.
a1. DJ Mau Mau - Hell's Club
a2. DJ Mau Mau - D+
b1. DJ Mau Mau - JMRB
b2. DJ Mau Mau - Breakers In Space (DSC Edit)
Release Date: 27th September 2019
You say you want techno? Alas, our man TÉNÈBRE has pulled the plug on his plans to reinvent the techno landscape and instead is aiming for the pop charts with this selection of mainstream crowd pleasers...
a1. Ténèbre - Brute
a2. Ténèbre - Liquid
b1. Ténèbre - Technique
b2. Ténèbre - Low Poly
Release Date: 6th September 2019
A malicious statement of intent from Pact Infernal’s Altar label, Mors Omnibus I is an assemblage of amenable architects of dread summoned together to create a collection of ominous rhythmic rituals.
Silver / Gold C90 Cassette in J Card.
a1. Trepaneringsritualen – Nine Glistening Daggers
a2. Nastika - Enûma Eliš
a3. Skuv - Urzeit (VU Remix)
a4. Pact Infernal - Shahmaran
a5. Korse - Hoji
a6. Ersatz Olfolks - Crescent Beach
a7. DiNT - Stain
b1. Ancestral Voices - Mercurial
b2. Ourea - Thesmophoria
b3. Lemna - Jipaptok
b4. Ultima Anima - Incarnate
b5. Meer - Wa Al'An Al Aadam
b6. Total Disintegration - Zenith
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Al Wootton comes with 4 more UK Soundsystem bangers one on his own TRULE label. on the A side Body Healthy layers dubbed out breakbeats over a heavy 4x4 garage dub while Graver is a clipped and rustling swung out warehouse techno 2 step shuffler. On the B side Bad Sound is a heavy breakbeat rave steppers dub and Prophecy is all garage techno dread.
a1. Al Wootton - Body Healthy
a2. Al Wootton - Graver
b1. Al Wootton - Bad Sound
b2. Al Wootton - Prophecy
Due November 2019
For this ninth EP and special "10 Years De:tuned" emission we dig deep into Atypic's, better known as Andy and Ed from Plaid, archives for a couple of rare and previously unreleased tracks written in 1992. On offer two mighty lost classics gradually building into a fallout of immense, beautiful proportions produced by one of the most interesting electronic duos of the 90's and modern times. Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. This 12" is pressed on 180 gr vinyl and 1 track per side to transfer the rough DAT sound at best condition. A separate digital version will be available from the usual digital shops. Stay tuned!
a1. Atypic - Henkhisesui
b1. Atypic - Palaeeudyptinae
Due October 2019
EP number eight of the "10 Years De:tuned" series is centered around the 303 tinged acidic sound. This release kicks off with a new and innovative version of Humanoid's highly ranked and major influential classic acid house cut, followed by a proper rave peak time slammer courtesy of Mike Dred. The B-side brings Luke Vibert's grinding acid funk rhythm to the table, plus the squelchy "Strunkelpotz" produced by the cult duo Air Liquide, resulting in a broader spectrum of acid-referencing styles with the same brain-melting effect! Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering and pressed on 180 gr vinyl. Stay tuned!
a1. Humanoid - sT8818r
a2. The Kosmik Kommando - Biosurvival (Mike Dred's Acid Mix)
b1. Luke Vibert - The Banter Notes
b2. Air Liquide - Strunkelpotz
Released 6th September
DJ Rocca returns to Roam Recordings with two new originals backed by an all star set of remixers. The title track Slide to Unlock is a pretty tune that builds a swirling arpeggio under a beautiful electronic melody. In contrast, Uros is a huge gritty track with attitude. Up first on remix support is the legendary I:Cube who takes Uros into hypnotic ethereal territory in a perfectly woven masterpiece. Rounding out the EP is another legend, The Emperor Machine, who twists Slide to Unlock into a beautiful electronic disco version full of bounce and analog goodness. All four tracks combine into a diverse yet cohesive EP of stunning dance music electronics.
a2. Uros (I:Cube Remix)
b1. Slide to Unlock
b2. Slide to Unlock (The Emperor Machine Remix)
Released 6th September
Selvamancer proudly presents its first release by Finnish producer Boneless One. The Barcelona-based label with Dutch roots is aiming to release pounding dancefloor mantras. Selvamancer is heavily influenced by mysticism as well as futurism, trying desperately to maintain its balance on a psychedelic tightrope throughout the multiverse. Its first release results in an exciting melting pot of vintage synthesizer jams and modern acid bleeps, the perfect playground of Helsinki based Boneless One. After releasing on Snuff Trax and Tabernacle Records sublabel Ride The Gyroscope he joins the Selvamancer family and cooks up four tracks of acid, rave, distorted techno and industrial-tinged dancefloor burners on his Woofers EP.
a1. When I Close My Eyes I Can't See The Stars But I Can See You
b1. Dunkelwelt Body Clone
Release Date - 26th July 2019
Soundscape Versions delivers his third edition of the various artists
series and offers four effective cuts between subtle house breaks,
acid house, electro and atmospheric techno.
a1. Kintaro 89 - Datei Jazz 500
a2. Faune - Mib/Andis
b1. Arian Alexander - By Dawn
b2. Douala - 180117
Release Date - 26th July 2019
The past few years, we've watched from afar as Tokyo based DJ Haruka has established himself as one of Japan's top DJs and a crucial figure in the dance music scene. Since inviting him to play a Butter Sessions party in Melbourne and catching him multiple times in Japan, our online curiosities were met in real life with his impeccable taste and personalised style of house and techno. Needless to say, when Haruka sent us his debut EP "Senko", we instantly heard something special in his approach to music creation.
The three original tracks, entitled by their respective BPMs, encapsulate everything we loved about his DJ sets - bold, acidic and relentless synth sequences that are as intense as the Shibuya crossing, paired with masterful live percussion and drumming from Izpon (of Japanese salsa band Banderas) and Shigekazu Otake (of cult group Cro-Magnon) to create a unique sonic space. The recordings snarling nature reflects the pure force of DJ Nobu's Future Terror crew, of which Haruka is a key member. Additional live dubbing and mixing work from Naoyuki Uchida of Dry & Heavy - "Flying Rhythms" glues this raging bull together while purveying it's raw energy.
On the flip side, label heads Sleep D offer an unflinching club-ready version of "120", while French royalty Zadig contributes a mesmerising 14+ minute dubbed out, psychedelic burner that brings a new focus to the soundscapes of the original.
01. 120 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
02. 106 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
03. 122 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
04. 120 (Sleep D Remix) [feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida]
05. 106 (Zadig Remix) [feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida]
Release Date: TBA 2019
The 7th Pi Electronics release hosts Chicago based producer, Jonathan Krohn, also known as Stave. It also includes a remix by Bristol based artist, known by the name Pessimist.
Some might be familiar with Stave s music from his involvement with the collaborative project Talker . Here on this solo take, he delivers 4 original tracks to showcase his varied approach to Techno. From fast, drone oriented broken beats, to emotional synth melodies and industrial leaning hypnotic techno, PI07 shows the artist at his most expressive. The release is topped up by the remix of Drum and Bass affiliated artist Pessimist, who reworks track PI07.4 in his methodically dark style.
a1. Stave - PI07.1
a2. Stave - PI07.2
a3. Stave - PI07.3
b1. Stave - PI07.4
b2. Stave - PI07.4 (Pessimist remix)
Release Date: 26th July 2019
Originally released as part of Perc's 'Bitter Music' album in 2017 'Look What Your Love Has Done To Me' has gone from a vocal experiment to a certified festival classic and the biggest selling track in the history of the Perc Trax label. Featuring vocals from UK electronic artist Gazelle Twin the track has grown in support organically, allowing it time to take on a life of its own, receiving plays from an across the board selection of the world's biggest DJs whilst dominating festival sets in both 2017 and 2018.
Now two years after its initial release it returns remixed and ready to take on the summer of 2019. Taking on remix duties are Amelie Lens, one of the key original supporters of the track, I Hate Models, returning to Perc Trax immediately after his debut album dropped in June and Perc himself. Across the remixes I Hate Models warps and distorts the vocal over a drawn out industrial soundscape, Amelie Lens adds a melodic touch to the original's driving rhythm and Perc ramps up the energy and aggression, floating cuts of the original vocal over a hammering kick drum assault.
a1. Perc - Look What Your Love Has Done To Me (I Hate Models Primitive Remix) (I Hate Models remix)
b1. Perc - Look What Your Love Has Done To Me (Amelie Lens remix)
b2. Perc - Look What Your Love Has Done To Me (Perc VIP Mix)
Released Approx 26th July
Inner atmos and next time – rain into rivers, rivers to rain. Sequence is subjective, irrelevant – it’s where we stand. Out of order, we dissolve and reform, coming together to come undone. There is no first, no now, no next – just precision points in the wide deep sky. Another bang, another – it’s the reading which is important. Repeating in parallel, the natural loop is healing; repair, resonance, return. We live in a fragment; soft light and clouds drift like dreams into memory, showing movement in the mirror. “Here the performer becomes free like the playful clouds high above the world of pain, suffering, happiness, ecstasy, disappointment, greed and ambition of human life” In this present, we are touched to have unreleased business from Memphis. In unlocking the stoic DAT tapes we open a direct channel from 1993 to this now; three tracks which are meditative, essential rhythm with direct, organic charge. It’s Dream Night Dance Music and Osram 509, with RHK, En-Trance, and Microgravity. More poetry in remembering our first release was also Memphis. Big complex loops and inner paths. Who’s been here before? All of us, one of us, none of us.
b1. Child of the 70's
b2. Acid Brook
Released 23rd August 2019
On the sixth document of their vinyl-only V/A series ‘EXCURSIONS’, Josiah Hartley’s Phuture Shock label continues its quest to seek and showcase both new and established talent from the adventurous depths of the dance music underground and beyond. Assembling four tracks by a quartet of artists spanning the globe from Brazil to Germany, UK via France and the USA, this versatile collection of dancefloor-orientated cuts largely focuses on the many diverse shades of contemporary deep house.
Leading the charge is Brazilian DJ/producer Nørus, one of São Paulo’s most promising new house music exports on the verge of breaking through, who makes his debut outing on wax with the heavily supported ‘Make A Move’. This dancefloor weapon has been heating up the underground as a digital dubplate – particularly within the international ‘lo-fi’ house scene - for the best part of 18 months, and here finally finds a home for an official physical release. Another fresh face, or rather lesser known talent named Sloppy J is also welcomed into the fold. With one sole release (‘My Jams’ EP) under his belt to date, the low-key Berlin-based Canadian, who also moonlights under the alias Jonattan Levingstone, offers up his first new output since said EP, released on Montreal imprint Parages Music back in 2016.
Making a welcome return, albeit in a remixed presence is Nottingham producer Cyclonix, with a track that first appeared in its original form on ‘EXCURSIONS # 3’. But here gets given a new lease of life from Parisian DJ/producer and D.Ko records co-owner Flabaire, who alongside his label mates, has proved to be a leading light of the revived French house scene in the past few years. Completing the dynamic cast is Ugandan-born, Connecticut/Berlin-based veteran DJ and producer Jenifa Mayanja. Widely known in deep house circles for her efforts on the likes of Underground Quality, Deep ArtSounds, and the three labels she co-helms - Bumako recordings, Sound Warrior and EDJ Records - here she contributes something that taps into her more leftfield impulses.
Freshly mastered for max sonic appreciation, ‘Make A Move’ by Nørus sets off the proceedings on the A-Side; where scuttling hi-hats and UK-style pounding, juggernaut kicks are paired with gnarly bass tones, a sampled vocal loop that drifts in and out of the mix, and a dusty milieu of woozy pads that altogether manages to evoke the hazy nostalgia of early 90’s house and techno raves. Next up the reins are handed over to Sloppy J with the hypnotic, Chicago-influenced workout ‘Lange Nacht’, which is centred around a filtered piano groove that swings forth with jazzy flair over a cacophony of jittery cymbals, fierce offbeat claps and sporadic bursts of bleeps and blips from an unknown planet many light years away. For his remix of Cyclonix’s ‘On My Mind’ on the flipside opener, Flabaire cranks up the BPM with the addition of rolling four to the floor beats and a slinky bassline; leaving just small traces of the original’s vocal sample, whilst sprinkling a melange of techy synth hooks and warm emotive pads as the track evolves into something entirely new and deep into peak-time territory. Before Jenifa Mayanja completely flips the script with the esoteric deepness of EP finale ‘The Deed Is In The Doing’, an abstract house jam for the mind, body and soul of the Room 2 dwellers, where sweeping sci-fi chords and MK-esque MIDI sax licks envelope themselves around a steady 4/4 rhythm track replete with intricate percussion, and a groovy analogue bassline that writhes its way around the track with serpentine splendour.
a1. Nørus – Make A Move
a2. Sloppy J - Lange Nacht
b1. Cyclonix – On My Mind (Flabaire Remix)
b2. Jenifa Mayanja – The Deed Is In The Doing
Released 2nd August
Casa Voyager is back with a diverse EP from Driss Bennis as OCB. This ep ends a remarkable first year for the moroccan imprint and gathers a large range of influences. UK flavours on a breaks centered A-side. Neat electro made from jamming on B-side. Mind the gap ! VINYL ONLY !
a1. Aquaquest Pt. 2
a3. Studio Felix
b1. Inigo S Kick
Released 2nd August
After a small break and the success of 1st EP, the moroccan label Casa Voyager returns with 4 electro tracks from Kosh to feed your data fantasies. The casablanca based producer delivers a very efficient debut release. Death or serious injury could occur if ear comes in contact with this music. All tracks written and produced by Youssef Benjelloun. Mastered by Jose Rico at Downbeat studios.
a1. Catch the Train
a2. Null 212
b1. Electronic Setups
b2. Bug in the System
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
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
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!
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