Release Date: 7th August 2020
Following on from his standout album on Nite Grooves, Jozef K is back with more of his underground brilliance on the Lost City Archives Vol.3 EP.
Jozef K is a very real talent that writes across electronic spectrum, exploring dreamy, ethereal house through to atmospheric jungle and all out acid assaults. He has been releasing in this manner for years now, garnering constant high profile press support and key DJ and artist backing.
The A1 kicks off with the dark and paranoid Disintergrated, combining razor sharp breakbeats over rave stabs and atmospheric vocals. Sapphire explores a nostalgic, soft acid vibe for an introspective dance floor moment. Can You Hear Me? offers slamming 303 lines & an evil Twin Peaks vocal sample over UK hardcore inspired breaks, one for the warehouse all nighter crew. Last of all, Wrongs, ft. Manchester vocal talent Jade Parker, is some evocative, dreamy and menacing jungle with killer drums, angelic vocals and heavenly pads.
Another varied and vital EP from this most accomplished producer.
a1. Jozef K - Disintergrated
a2. Jozef K - Sapphire
b1. Jozef K - Can You Hear Me?
b2. Jozef K - Wrongs ft Jade Parker
Release Date: 31st July 2020
The second release on Raw Basics is a solo single from Basic Rhythm that brings a summery Techno vibe to your turntable.
The A side opens with a bright lush pad lowly panning from left to right, coupled with a bouncy kick drum and light percussive hits, before unleashing a heavyweight bass line designed to rattle your sub stacks and knock the air out of your chest. Cha is a stepper that draws from, and combines Dancehall and Detroit Techno with a deftness that only Basic Rhythm can bring to the dance floor.
The B side is a more subdued affair, invoking clear blue skies and a warm summer breeze. Opening with a lush chord and muted 4/4 kick drum, the layers of tape hiss obfuscate and add a little lo fi fuzziness, while gradually building layers of percussion in that unique Basic Rhythm style, adding hints of sub bass before finally opening up into a straight stepper around the half way mark, with a solid kick drum and warm bass line that compliments the lush airy chords. This is one for the summer!
a1. Basic Rhythm - Cha
b1. Basic Rhythm - Drifting Clouds
Release Date: 17th July 2020
Fiedel launches SUPER SOUND TOOL, a series that puts BIG SOUND before BIG NAMES. SUPER SOUND TOOL, the new FIEDEL II sub label, is dedicated to perfectly crafted, yet playful, techno tracks for those DJs who still mix vinyl in the club.
All tracks are dance floor approved.
a1. Juan Sanchez - Rude Request
b1. Vinicius Honorio - Pode Crer Ft Leo Dos Reis
Release Date: 24th July 2020
A long-term project originally conceived in a small village in the north-east of England. Now with a residence permit and happily based in Berlin, Horden Colliery Country Club presents its first offering- The Away from the Hammock District EP.
Following a string of well received releases on Not an Animal, ESP Institute, MeMeMe and Future Boogie, Ian Blevins’ label takes its name from his hometown of Horden, a former colliery village which shares the humour, warmth and occasional menace of the imprint’s debut EP.
Opener Hammock is a no holds barred, dance floor primer which revels in its own magnetic immersion. A propulsive, nocturnal banger, side A of HCCC001 has much to offer in nine and a half minutes, its depths as euphoric as its peaks. The B Side comes packing with a snappy remix from Edmondson, another Berlin based north-east England comrade, and owner of the sublime Lissoms label. Edmondson’s version is a deep, jazzy number which lulls you into a false sense of security, sounding not unlike something Floating Points may be involved in.
Closing with You Are Alien, Ian plays on a more restrained pop sensibility, deployed with a distinct deftness of touch. Brimming with intent, there’s still plenty going on here to drive it home.
Taken as a whole, Away from the Hammock District embodies the style of set Ian Blevins has become known for- perfectly balanced, controlled chaos with a massive bang. More to come.
a1. Ian Blevins - Away From The Hammock District
b1. Ian Blevins - Away From The Hammock District (Edmondson Remix)
b2. Ian Blevins - You Are Alien
Release Date: 17th July 2020
One of the UK’s most respected electronic artists, Al Wootton (formerly known as Deadboy) presents his first album under the Al Wootton name, Witness.
Since emerging in 2009, Wootton has been behind some of the biggest dance records of the last decade, releasing on labels like Numbers, Local Action and Aus Music. In 2019, he re-located from London to the seaside town of Ramsgate (following a period spent in Montreal) and re-branded under his birth name, building a home studio and honing a style of dance music that draws heavily from his long-term loves of garage and dub.
Wootton has enjoyed a rich run of form since going back to basics: he’s released five 12”s in two years through his Trule label, copies of which now swiftly sell out as standard, and has also expanded the label to house releases by Melbourne producer Pugilist and old foil Julio Bashmore. On Witness, he channels this focus and momentum into an 8-track album that explores techno, garage, jungle and more, all tied together by the dub-inspired effects and atmosphere that has characterised his Al Wootton records to date.
The tracks that became Witness flowed out within a couple of weeks during a period of real creative ease that I cannot remember having before or since”, explains Wootton.
I have struggled and failed to make ‘dance’ albums many times over the years. I’ve tried to avoid making something thats just a collection of club tracks or noodley electronic self indulgence. What I realised is that the only albums I really love and repeat listen to are drum and bass albums. Albums like Photek’s Modus Operandi, Goldie’s Timeless and Roni Size’s New Forms perfectly capture that raw club energy and yet are intricate and textured enough that they still sound fresh to this day and still bear repeat listens.
I allowed tracks to develop and mutate as I introduced new sounds and textures with a much greater sense of freedom than when I am focusing on making tracks work solely in a club context, but I don’t feel like that dampened the energy of any of the tracks.
The creation of Witness was for me one of those rare times when the practical and technical conditions are just right and creativity flows from some unknown source beyond yourself and all you have to do is get out of your own way.
a1. Al Wootton - Come Close
a2. Al Wootton - Witness
a3. Al Wootton - Gloamer
a4. Al Wootton - Over
b1. Al Wootton - Sema
b2. Al Wootton - A Clean Heart
b3. Al Wootton - Starlite Xpress
b4. Al Wootton - Cephas
Available From: 3rd July 2020
a1. In Verruf - Zerfall
a2. Somewhen - Ruined
a3. Dimi - Interconnected Lines
b1. Clara Cuvé - Control
b2. Wallis - Hard Definitions
c1. Kobosil - Hafiza
c2. New Frames - Staub
d1. Dax J - Scope
d2. Rikhter - Kryptos
e1. Afem Syko - Like Soldiers
e2. Tham - Raw Reveberation
e3. Mp3heat.ru - Tension
f1. In Verruf - Let Out
f2. Parallx - Ehre (Chris Tnebris)
Release Date: 3rd July 2020
For the next release on Intergraded we are delighted to present the debut of EM + STAV. For their first release they have distilled their decades of djing experience in to an incredibly assured 4 tracker that traverses electro, broken techno and much more.
a1. EM + STAV - Afterglow
a2. EM + STAV - Inner Space
b1. EM + STAV - Orbit Groove
b2. EM + STAV - Atmospheric Love
Release Date: 3rd July 2020
Essential CiM (aka Simon Walley) classic, originally released on Headspace Recordings in 1999. Now re-mastered and re-cut on Delsin Records. Crispy and soulful idm-techno in line with CiM's Delsin debut Service Pack released later that year.
a2. Soft Rain
a3. Factory Preset One
b1. View 91 Fill
b2. Edit Micro Tune
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Danish duo Lyra Valenza (aka Hjalte and Jens Konrad) operates on the outskirts of contemporary electronic dance music. Armed with a playful approach and a patchwork of digital and analogue equipment, Lyra Valenza carved their own space in the Copenhagen scene by genre-blending Jungle, UK Garage, and Footwork into a mix of forward-facing and euphoric dance music for 2020 and beyond. A testament to the duo's unique approach to sound design, they were selected for this year's SHAPE - a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe.
Lyra Valenza's latest EP, Nightshade Edition, is a package of sweet and dangerous cuts to the taste of dystopian romance. The prime dance floor material hits with metallic percussion and bursts of fluttering synths tuned with just the right amount of trance. From stepping UKG, to lush digital soundscapes, the four breaks heavy tracks are hyper-modern sonic experiments processed through a retrospective haze.
The Nightshade Edition EP is released on Lyra Valenza's own Petrola 80 label. It follows their 2018 debut EP "Scan Deliver" on UK imprint Opal Tapes and an appearance on this year's Kulør 006 compilation.
a1. Lyra Valenza - Blind Spot Monitor
a2. Lyra Valenza - Sport Mode
b1. Lyra Valenza - Low B4
b2. Lyra Valenza - Nightshade Edition
Release Date: 12th June 2020
One Records line up part two to celebrate 10 years. Label head Subb-an and Mathew Jonson collaborate on a deep cut with uplifting pads, tight drums and a classic Jonson baseline. Yamen & EDA drop in a 90s inspired dance floor groove layered with trippy spacey top-liners. On the B-side newcomers to the imprint Thoma Bulwer and Anna Wall serve up a hypnotic low end groove, thrashy claps and positive chords on the breaks letting the track breath to then drop back into solid groove. B2 welcomes back label regular Jack Wickham who delivers classic Wickham groove.
a1. Mathew Jonson & Subb-an - Red
a2. Yamen & EDA - Mister Proper
b1. Thoma Bulwer & Anna Wall - Cap Clap
b2. Jack Wickham - Yin
Release Date: 12th June 2020
These run of releases on ‘Existence Is Resistance’ comes from the Legendary Proto Garage Record Label ‘Same People’, and see’s Persian & Long time musical partner DJ Texsta, repressing some of their most pioneering UKG E.P.s.
The Duo helped define the early sounds of UKG & the then unheard sound of Speed Garage, Dubstep & Grime. The Duo had massive success with records like ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Well Well Well’ which is included here.
Alongside this there’s a Special treat for the UKG Heads out there, with a previously Unreleased unheard Dubplate Mix of ‘Well Well Well’, which was recently unearthed amongst Texsta’s expansive record collection. This version is remixed by none other than the UK Techno Legend Nick Dunton under his secret ‘D Ross’ dj monika that he used back in the pirate days.
The much loved requested ‘Real Love’ gets another outing, originally being the B-Side to the classic ‘Feel Da Vibe’.
On top of all this Goodness, listener’s get treated to two absolutely killer bonus tracks from Dunton D–56M alias, ‘Homage’ which features label mate & Soul singer Decarlo (Survival Dub) in a tribute to the teacher’s of the Chicago sound & ‘Medication’ which is an inspired dystopian house chugger, with a stark warning for the New World.
These are for the ‘Collector’s’ out there: Super limited one time represses. Don’t Sleep!
a1. Persian & DJ Texsta - Play It Deejay
a2. Persian - Real Love
b1. Persian - Cant Help (Dubplate Mix)
b2. Questions Edit 3
Release Date: 5th June 2020
The debut release on Raw Basics is a split single from Basic Rhythm and Parris that reworks tracks from Basic Rhythms first LP, Raw Trax.
The A side is a VIP version of the closing track from Raw Trax, which you may have heard on dubplate in Basic Rhythm sets from the last few years. Stripping away all the drums Basic Rhythm reduces the track to a hypnotic synth line, coupled with a smattering of hi hats and the classic Rainy Davis vocal sample, before unleashing the Reese like synth line, pounding kick drums and full vocal hook.
Parris comes with a total flip of Feel Me for the B side. Starting with a slow steady 4/4 kick drum and droning horns, before dropping in a gargantuan sub bass, Parris builds and reduces over and over again, bringing percussion in and out. A sparse sprinkling of vocals and effects throughout the track, and the most minimal of melody lines, keep the track rolling with a clean and spacious, sophisticated air that only Parris can bring to the table.
a1. Basic Rhythm - Break It Down (VIP)
b1. Basic Rhythm - Feel Me (Parris Remix)
Release Date: 19th June 2020
Expert in trippy joints and knee-buckling bounce, OZ-based producer Reptant is back with a vengeance after an array of choice outings on the likes of Salt Mines, Planet Euphorique and Craigie Knowes. No warm-up lap needed, ‘Phasic Reflex’ may start as a tycho-esque daydream, what’s bred in the bone comes out in the flesh. A pure adrenaline rush of vogue-ing 303, hi-voltage electro and intricate drum programming, this one has dancefloor ripper written all over it.
Keeping the tension up to hazardous levels, ‘MS Plenty’ zones out to a Detroit-style elixir of arpeggiated seesaws and pong-indebted, body-jacking pep. As its title suggests – or not, the B-side opener ‘A Realist’s Realistic Reality’ clearly lies closer to a cyphered Dick-ian parallel world full of binary bleepin’ and swirlin’, post-kosmische infused riffs and tentacular Arpanet-style modularity, which Roza Terenzi alters into a lo-pressure dub expedition – better tasted at sunrise, feet buried deep in the sand and your hazy mind draped in the cosy folds of a cheerful seaside sloth with friends.
a1. Phasic Reflex
a2. MS Plenty
b1. A Realist's Realistic Reality
b2. A Realist's Realistic Reality (Roza's Realism Remix)
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Biome returns to Madam X’s Kaizen imprint with 5 heavy hitting, warehouse-ready club tools.
Serving up his signature style of big drops, frenetic growls and mutated bass, the A- side sees leading tracks Garvey and They Know marry his legendary origins in Dubstep with the carefully crafted, UK techno assaults of his recent work.
Early support from Mall Grab, Darwin, and Loefah puts the tracks firmly in the UK techno scene’s ‘gully-130’ danger-zone.
The B-side sees Biome exploring his sound further. Equinox’s dense textures perfectly accommodate its dub-heavy moments as it subtly creeps into the listener’s brain, whilst Stagger’s laser-sharp groove explodes in bursts of energy as it scales the heights of its 81-style soundscape.
The aptly-named Conquer brings the They Know EP to its gut-wrenching climax, starting with suspense-building hi-hats and ending with an aggressive breach of tech- out rollage: dark, bassline-driven UKG at its finest designed for dark spaces and big soundsystems.
KAIZEN [continually moving forward]
a1. Biome - Garvey
a2. Biome - They Know
b1. Biome - Equinox
b2. Biome - Stagger
b3. Biome - Conquer
Release Date: 22nd May 2020
Alex Jann returns to Dance Trax after last year’s intense electro workout alongside Assembler Code. Here he fly’s solo showcasing his broad style of electro futurism - inspired by authentic machine funk, Jann re-imagines classic sounds for modern times. Marco Bernadi on flight deck reporting for remix duties - Stay alert!
a1. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory
a2. Alex Jann - CMD CNTR
a3. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory (Marco Bernardi Electric Bunker Mix)
b1. Alex Jann - Klep Klap
b2. Alex Jann - Don't Come Around
b3. Alex Jann - Inward Energy
Release Date: 26th June 2020
The Debut “Cobra EP” comes from a new production project “Mogambo” a collaborative brainchild of Sunju Hargun and multi-instrumentalist Jerom Doudet. Both located in Thailand and bounded by a shared love of acid electronica, Bollywood movies and big psychedelic gongs. Delving deep into a highly personal and unique sound cosmos this album covers a wide range of sound textures. Featuring trippy jungle grooves, mesmerizing tribal percussion, countless eccentric effect pedals and hints to 90’s Goa. The EP ranges from spacey Asian soundscapes, sweaty basement after hours journeys to slow-burning hypnotizing grooves slithering as a Cobra.
Recorded and mixed in the city of Bangkok and islands of Koh Chang.
Mastered at Maspaventi Studio, Amsterdam.
Artwork Designed by Taychin Dunnvatanachit.
a1. जीना (Jeena)
a2. Dishoom (है)
b1. Matum (राजा)
b2. कोबरा (Cobra)
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Berlin's Cinthie has grown to become one of the most revered and respected figures in contemporary electronic music in recent years both in her hometown and across the globe. Her touring schedule regularly sees her playing her inimitable DJ style in hotspot cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Seoul, Osaka, and of course her beloved hometown Berlin where she was born and raised on the ever flowing current of electronic music coming from the city. Djing in said city since the early nineties as a teenager Cinthie's depth of knowledge radiantly shines through in her sets and her productions, which traverse through a broad range of classic and contemporary House and Techno sounds. Recent times have seen Cinthie look inwards towards her aspirations for the future, and as a result, dedicated a huge portion of her time to building her own studio, featuring a wide spectrum of some of the most noteworthy vintage drum machines and synthesizers in existence. Along with Diego Krause, Ed Herbst and stevn.aint.leavn, Cinthie represents the Beste Modus / Beste Freunde collective, amongst running Unison Wax and We_R House on top of the main labels and most recently launching her 803 Crystalgrooves imprint to critical acclaim, a platform which will become a huge focus for her own productions for the foreseeable future. On top of this there’s a burgeoning relationship with Will Saul's Aus imprint bubbling away with her debut for the label dropping in November 2018. Cinthie has also recently shifted focus towards Elevate Berlin, a label collective, digital and physical record store in the heart of Friedrichshain, a home for all of the label collectives output as well as releases from friends and affiliates.
a2. No One Can Take You Away From Me
b1. 803 Meme Queen
Release Date: 8th May 2020
Following up from 2019’s Livity Sound release ‘Goulbap/Momoweb/Disposition’, which seemed to catapult Bakongo into a different scenery and introduce Wayne to old friends and long time support of his older tribal material along the way as well as surprising those who had no idea both monikers were the same person.
Slotting into a scene of Tribal sonics and a Techno atmosphere it almost seems as a new genre if we pigeon holed ourselves into specific categories as if it was 2010 again, but digging into Roska/ Bakongo’s early material, tracks like Roska’s remix of Four Tet’s Love Cry and Untold - Just For You, you can hear early examples of sounds that were explored and tested as early as 2009. Mixing the two sounds of Roska’s heavily stripped back style and Bakongo’s tribal and percussive madness enhances and uplifts what a generation have been complimenting the last 10 years.
Moving forward to this release ‘Bopster / Anytime’ you see exactly where Bakongo is going and the direction where his sound is suited.
a1. Bakongo - Bopster
b1. Bakongo - Anytime
Release Date: 24th April 2020
Pugilist steps up on Trule with a four track EP of sound system club heaters across various styles and BPMs. From the broken UK garage of the title track, the crunching breaks of Untitled with ILK, the dub wise Junglism of Adversity with Tamen, and the techno dancehall variation of Portal. Something for all the dancers.
a1. Pugilist - Heavy Lies The Crown
a2. Pugilist & ILK - Untitled
b1. Pugilist & Tamen - Adversity
b2. Pugilist - Portal
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