Release Date: 26th February 2021
Kicking things off with a lot of finesse and power, EP opener "Far Out" merges Digital Mystikz dub hauntologies with the UK-centric breakbeat styles of Leftfield circa "Africa Shox". Lift-off comes in the shape of the second track "Temptation", a number that's sure to nail ravers down to the ground of many a discerning techno moshpit; dub echoes mingling with cavernous clangs, Detroit pads and elegant beats roll over tons a' relentless bass. A3 cut "Bassforce" brings in the LFO-style creepy strings to good use while technoid, broken riddims erupt in a way that references golden age dubstep, jungle and raw T++ tunes.
Swaying all expectations thus far, fourth track "Drowned" sends us into shiny anxiolytic bliss, with its crunched-down beats, dripping-wet soul samples and Maria Amor's dreamy textural vocals. Label mum-sweetie Violet takes a left turn into metallic electro rambunction with sub-bass wobbles, trancey stacks of synths and a breezy sense of melody. Closing down the EP in the best possible way, we've got none other than naive's main girl - and utter twitter champion - Ilana Bryne also on the remix, condensing a liquid breakbeat roller that sounds like the offspring of LTJ Bukem and Wookie; meditative and atmospheric airs of hope and mystery float over lean, funky kicks, snares and subs, irradiating healing vibes galore.
a1. Shcuro - Far Out
a2. Shcuro - Temptation
a3. Shcuro - Bassforce
b1. Shcuro - Drowned (ft Maria Amor)
b2. Shcuro - Far Out (Violet Remix)
b3. Shcuro - Bassforce (Ilana's Rollin' Remix)
Release Date: 26th February 2021
Harrison BDP returns to Shall Not Fade for his seventh release for the label, this time on the house-oriented Lost Palms sub-label.
The prolific Welsh producer has gained well-deserved attention for his consistently exciting work over the past few years. He is rooted in the deeper side of house but experiments with minimalism and techno. Fresh off a release with French dub techno label Berg Audio, Harrison BDP brings some of that same energy to this smooth four-tracker.
a1. Invisible in the Dark
b1. Hate The Taste Of Whiskey
Release Date: 12th February 2021
Bristol's Jurango kicks off 2021 in fine style with the 'Retreat Ites' EP for the Livity Sound Reverse series.
From the paranoid echo of the title track to the dark mutant dancehall of 'Theeves', Jurango crafts heavyweight ice cold drum and bass rhythms exploring the outer reaches of soundsystem music in true school Bristol fashion, placing him amongst peers such as Laksa, Batu and Lurka.
Livity Sound is a label set up by Peverelist in 2011 as a vehicle for a raw and exploratory strain of UK techno, rooted in the heritage of UK dance music and sound system culture. It has since become one of the UK's foremost protagonists for cutting edge underground electronic music.
a1. Retreat Ites
a2. This Better Worth
Release Date: 5th February 2021
Following on from his EP on Livity Sound, Al Wootton comes home to TRULE with the Maenads EP. Four percussive, textural rhythm tracks. Sparse and weighty, psychedelic but focused, and scattered with dub echoes. Al’s core influences of UK Garage, techno, dub and drum and bass are organically reshaped into new forms that never lose sight of dance floor functionality.
a1. Al Wootton - Baccata
a2. Al Wootton - Alder
b1. Al Wootton - Maenads
b2. Al Wootton - Ashe
Release Date: 29th January 2021
Germany’s Peter Grummich has been releasing his twist on House and Techno over the past two decades via the likes of Shitkatapult, Kompakt, Spectral Sound, Mule Musiq and of course his very own Innerbird. Here though we see Peter deliver his latest works via Bengoa’s fledgling B2 Recordings, which sees him experimenting with some outboard classics like the classic Casio RZ-1 drum machine and the Roland JX8P synthesizer to create a raw, old school feel.
Opening the package is title-cut ‘Onions’ the ‘Lee Anderson Endless Summer Mix’, laid out over eight minutes with hazy stab sequences, dusty drums and a chugging low-end drive while squelching acid licks subtly work their way into the latter stages of the for composition. ‘Hello Rave’ follows next on the flip-side, bringing airy dub chords, metallic stabs and gritty analogue percussion into the limelight for a groove-driven workout. ‘Basement Memories’ then rounds things out, this time bringing dynamically evolving, intricate drum patterns, resonant bleeps into focus atop and an underlying dubbed out aesthetic.
a1. Peter Grummich - Hello Rave
a2. Peter Grummich - Basement Memories
b1. Peter Grummich - Onions (feat Senah Gbessaya)
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
Kicking off 2021 in KOC’s teeming keepnet comes courtesy of Roza Terenzi & Fantastic Man under the guise of production unit B’Zircon.
Merging the pair’s brill touch of trance-suffused elevation and ankle-twisting dynamics, ‘Lazulination’ EP finds the two producers unleashing a steadfast triad of genre-unbound, organic-grown jams out the deepest blue.
Pulling out a savvy mix of muscular breaks and hi-NRG shuffle, the ‘90s atmospheric techno-laced roller ‘Azure’ revs up towards upper, euphoria-inducing layers of the ravey continuum.
Breath-hold diving into lush cerulean ocean floors via white sand beachscapes, ‘Ultramarine’ has us speeding up the Gold Coast’s underwater canyons at full throttle.
Topping off the release is Perko’s crossover of both tunes as one, taking us on a rivetingly soothing, bass-enhanced downtempo ride that shall please both ambient heads and laid-back dubs revellers in unison.
a1. B'Zircon - Azure
a2. B'Zircon - Azure x Ultramarine (Perko Remix)
b1. B'Zircon -Ultramarine
Release Date: 29th January 2021
James Bangura debuts on Mister Saturday Night Records with a six track ep of diverse sounds and emotions.
From the far off sounds of drum 'n' bass absorbed through headphones in Alabama and onto his first experiences of parties during the blog house Ed Banger era whilst living in California, all the while hearing the sound of New York house sound at home, this is the sound of an artist taking it all in.
a1. At The End What’s It All For
a2. Big Change
a3. Purpose of Self
b1. The Diffuser
b2. Talking Loose
b3. Synthetic Sustenance
Release Date: 29th January 2021
SVR001 emerges as the first constituent of the Sous-Vide Records vinyl catalogue. Asael Weiss of Tel Aviv paints intricate soundscapes of dark matter as he takes you on a journey deep into ominous atmospheres, resounding bass lines and electrifying synths so hypnotic they might be conceived by an alien life form. Marking the journey's end, RQZ sends us deeper into the unknown with his take on Asael's First Floor. A deep and transcendental groover inspired by the 90's movie The 13th floor.
a1. Asael Weiss - First Floor
a2. Asael Weiss - K06
b1. Asael Weiss - K03
b2. Asael Weiss - First Floor (RQZ's 13th Floor Remix)
Release Date: 15th January 2021
VytisVA & La'Shaour are joining their musical fronts again to create a musical exploration which focusses on Lithuanian folklore. This time the guys are presenting three tracks plus remix from S Gytis with focus on modern electronic music merged with Lithuanian magic verbal charms.
The inspiration for the release came from various Lithuanian charms like incantations, prayers to the old gods, and other magical rituals. Therefore they came up with the name Incantations for their EP, which is going to be available in vinyl and digital formats.
Incantations are unique Lithuanian folklore texts and represent a closed tradition. By using these charms, you can expect to change physical and spiritual realms. The existence of these charms assumes that the words contain an exceptional spiritual power, which can influence people, mythical beings, objects and natural phenomena.
As Ramu Records crew, we believe in a sustainable future of vinyl record production. Therefore we are proud to say that for Incantations EP, we are using a factory which takes responsibility in lowering pollution rates and decreasing waste while working with sustainable technology.
a1. VytisVA & La'Shaour - Žemės Gėrybe
a2. VytisVA & La'Shaour - Gabi
b1. VytisVA & La'Shaour - Jaunas Mėnuli
b2. VytisVA & La'Shaour - Jaunas Mėnuli (S Gytis Remix)
Release Date: 18th December 2020
Gerd Janson, Lexx, Bell Towers, Belia Winnewisser, DJ Kaos and Never4ever remixed Ethimm’s By Night EP.
We all know Nights are nicer when you are with your friends, so Ethimm asked some of his old friends and favorite acts to remix his recent EP ‘By Night’. Quite a few hopped on the bandwagon: Germany’s most prolific remixer and DJs DJ Gerd Janson turned Ethimm’s ‘Lies’ into a relentlessly deep and driving house cut with drums reminiscent of New Order. Balearic boss Lexx stripped the track down to its bare vocal and rebuilt it with a 90ies New York vibe. Bell Towers added his prototypical leftfield approach to ‘Don’t Go Away’, while Berlin’s legendary DJ Kaos remade it into a classic acid stomper. The remix EP is completed by newcomer Never4Ever’s breakbeat treatment of the same track and swiss experimental queen Belia Winnewisser’s treatment of ‘Island Jam’.
a1. Ethimm - Lies feat. T.A.V. (Gerd Janson Remix)
a2. Ethimm - Lies feat. T.A.V. (Lexx Remix)
a3. Ethimm - Island Jam (Belia Winnewisser Remix)
b1. Ethimm - Don't Go Away (DJ Kaos Jolly Jams Reprise)
b2. Ethimm - Don't Go Away (N4E Remix)
b3. Ethimm - Don't Go Away (Bell Towers Remix)
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
For DSD023, Bailey Ibbs serves up a killer with his ‘Gurl’ EP. The A side delivers 3 Bailey originals, each serving up a different mood best suited for the dance floor. Where the B side provides 3 completely different flips of ‘Gurl’ delivered to you by Groovy D, Denham Audio & AK Sports.
a2. We Run
a3. What’s My Chance?
b1. Gurl (Groovy D Remix)
b2. Gurl (Denham Audio Remix)
b3. Gurl (AK Sports Remix)
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Side One is heart-pounding Techno, Hardcore and Electro. Side Two is 90s inspired UK Jungle with an excellent rework from Tim Reaper.
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The hawethorn blowet suotes
My lemmon sse ssal be
The fairest of erthkine
Wel was hire dring
The cheld water of the well-spring
Wel was her bowr
The rede rose and the lilye flour.
a1. Kalli - Put Yer Hands Down
a2. Kalli - You, Your Crew, And All The Others Too
b1. Kalli - Song For THEM
b2. Kalli - Song For THEM (Tim Reaper Remix)
Release Date: 11th December 2020
After the highly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017, the Organ Donors now deliver what is set to be their 3rd and definitive studio album ULTRASOUND. 15 brand new genre defying hard edge tracks that are set to become their next anthems of the future. After taking a few years out of the scene, this new concept album ULTRASOUND, reflects on their history, influences, journey through genres and ultimately their musical rebirth.
With millions of youtube views over two decades, the Organ Donors have transcended genres and helped pave the way for the modern boundary-free era of harder electronic dance music. Their tracks on the infamous Nukleuz Records were some of the biggest of that era and they entered the UK Top 40 twice with both ‘4 Tribes’ and ‘Blackout’. Their tracks have amounted to 100's of Radio 1 plays, features, and they have also guest mixed and been interviewed multiple times on various Radio 1 shows. Their smash hit ‘Turntablism’ on Tidy Trax was played 7 consecutive weeks on Radio 1 and went on to win tune of the year at the 2006 Hard Dance Awards. They set a Beatport record when they held the Number 1 spot on the Beatport Top 10 chart for almost a year with their remix of ‘Bassturbation’ which also went on to win hard track of the year. These career accolades helped them work with and remix some of the biggest names in electronic music and took the Organ Donors live show the world over.
With their larger-than-life stage presence and original music style, the Organ Donors continue to defy genres and gain the support and respect from fans and artists across the globe.
Their new album ULTRASOUND will set new standards as the Organ Donors return to the harder edge music scene with avengence.
a1. Organ Donors - Wasted
a2. Organ Donors - Eat Your Mind
a3. Organ Donors - Rewind Selecta ft Sonny Wilson
a4. Organ Donors - No Longer In Control
b1. Organ Donors - Off Base
b2. Organ Donors - Faux Embrace ft Xander & The Keys
b3. Organ Donors - Fuck Life
c1. Organ Donors & Juxtapostion - Audio Surgery Helpline
c2. Organ Donors - Like A Hawk
c3. Organ Donors - Laughing Gas
c4. Organ Donors - Tribalism
d1. Organ Donors - Back Stabber
d2. Organ Donors - Disco Biscuits ft The Score
d3. Organ Donors - 1000 Lullabies
d4. Organ Donors - Don't Be Scared
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Following on from the well received debut release from Progression / Michael Wells aka G.T.O / Aahan and Boglin, Syntax Error return with four tracks on Syntax Error 002! Including a beast of a tune from Pitch Invasion from 1997, with a wicked remix from D.A.V.E The Drummer. This has tore the roof off many a gig over the past two decades, and when it first came out the original was hammered by the likes of Dave Clarke, Ribbz, John Berry (The Orbit), and many more techno heroes!
On the flip label boss Louk turns up the Birmingham meets Rotterdam inspired Penalty Kick. Having the working title of 'Fuck VAR' and continuing the theme of Division 1 by Pitch Invasion, here he goes for something meticulous but driving, with an energetic remix from Germany's techno stalwart, Andreas Kraemer!
a1. Pitch Invasion - Division One (Dave The Drummer Remix)
a2. Pitch Invasion - Division One (Original Mix)
b1. Louk - Penalty Kick (Andreas Kraemer Remix)
b2. Louk - Penalty Kick (Original Mix)
Release Date: 9th October 2020
2LP Over the past decade, SUED co-founder SW. has arranged the building blocks of dreamy rave and techno music-billowing pads, undulating sub-bass and adroit, nuanced drum programming-into and novel dance floor structures. TRUElipS, SW.’s first full album since 2016 and his first for Avenue 66, is a beguiling, fully-realised statement. The 12-track LP is rooted in the storied ’90s era when the spirit of orbital raves and free parties was channeled into massive leaps forward in the studio. A combination of house and drum & bass looms large, as does the much-referenced intelligent techno era, but if you’ve listened to an SW. record, you already know TRUElipS is the work of a singular auteur. Breakbeats, rave stabs and major chords permeate the album, motoring along on a chassis of sine-wave bass lines and SW’s widescreen percussive vision. Forays into downtempo and sweeping ambience keep the listener’s head in the clouds, while the superb melodic techno constructions that comprise the album’s core are at once contemplative and liable to bring on a giddy head rush. TRUElipS brims with the optimistic, escapist spirit that fueled dance music’s original triumph, a throwback to bright, imagined futures.
Release Date: 16th October 2020
COEO are back on Toy Tonics! After uninterrupted touring around the globe, followed by a short creative break the guys come back with an even stronger sound. With the new EP they go more underground again. Its addressed to the clubs and night owls out there, who turn night into day and won't stop dancing!
The sound is based on classic house patterns and includes a lot of cool saxophones, big piano stabs & rhythmic piano solos. They even go tribal, use arpeggios and switch into breakbeat heaven. The four Originals are a great next step in the COEO evolution. The unique warm, catchy atmosphere of the tracks can create that special COEO euphoria which made them a lot of fans. From Moodymann to Disclosure, Mall Grab to Kenny Dope, the list is long.
It’s fantastic to see how popular they became over the last couple of years. The last COEO vinyl sold over 2500 copies and some of their tracks have millions of Spotify plays. It’s DJ FOOD. Pure bliss!
a1. Sorry For The Late Reply
b1. I Can Never Be Yours
Release Date: 28th August 2020
If 6 was 9 would 4 be 8?
Anyways this is 9 and the devil is 7, make sense?
Hadamard brings his trademark drums to the rescue and Overdose runs his SP into insanity.
Hope you enjoy this crazy ride again!
a1. Hadamard - My Fu___ng Job
a2. Hadamard - City To City
b1. DJ Overdose - Log
b2. DJ Overdose - Warrior's Chant