On his second full-length 'Degenerate', Turkish producer, artist and designer Berk Çakmakçı uses a plethora of found and recorded sound to create shape-shifting compositions where noise, drone and post-club sounds are filtered through industrial textures. 'Degenerate's brooding sound design and disregard for textural uniformity —lo-fi soundbites from Youtube vids merge with sharp blasts of digital noise on short but intense ‘Spit’— is informed by the trans-international chaos of the political zeitgeist. The closer 'Nothing To Break' searches for a throughline in the current wave of destruction and death, and plays out like several movie trailers going simultaneously. Often making sharp turns within a single song, ‘Degenerate’ is ostensibly aggressive and fragmented. At the same time, it reconfigures the residue left by contemporary paranoias and obsessions.
The album is mixed by Ahmet Türk and Berk Çakmakçı, mastered by Beau Thomas and features art by Bora Akıncıtürk and type design by Amir Jamshidi.
After the hypnotism of Pugilist’s Chrysalis EP, TRUSIK enlists Rarefied cohort Zygos for a three track EP that brings his dank, claustrophobic and horror-film atmospherics to bare.
“Direkt”, in collaboration with Teffa, features soundclash chatter, but morphs into something quite different with ghastly wails in place of your typical dubstep wobs and growls. As the song develops further, the ghoulish caterwauls take a melodic approach and become a fiendish melody for the damned.
On the flipside, “Run Down” sees Zygos take a techier route with a pneumatic bassline and cybernetic grit that deserves to be blared at an inadvisably loud volume by a 22nd century bōsōzoku gang in Neo-Osaka.
Lastly, “Drained” guides you down a dark stairwell into an underground pit fight with its bone-snapping snares and abysmal bass-weight leaving you bruised and battered.
Featuring nightmare fuel from the mind of Ben LaDieu (last seen on Tremble’s release) who again graces TRUSIK with his brand of dense and horror vacui line work to match Zygos’s nauseating soundscapes.
When triangles become circles, that's when you know you're observing the right angles in life. That's exactly what this majestic trio did on SUSAN007. From down under to way up above, Jensen Interceptor meets JEANS and in between it seems they let the dogs out with Axefield. Pretty SAFE to say this is straight fire. From dance floors to ballrooms: Susan ain't naked just yet, so let's get her t-shirt wet before the sun comes up again.
Deep Heads are extremely excited and proud to announce the official release of ‘Somnium’ by the infamous Nottingham based production wizards Congi.
‘Somnium’ can only be described as an absolute Deep Heads anthem and is one of our most celebrated tracks since the label’s inception.
Now for the first time ever, this weighty roller is presented in full analogue fashion, on a glorious 12inch, Clear, Wax Record. Yes please, yes indeed!
Congi has gone from strength to strength since releasing on the Deep Heads imprint, seeing their music being presented on Gilles Peterson’s Label Brownswood Recordings. The duo has also collaborated with the likes of Yazmin Lacey, another Notts based musician that has had some impressive output, along with some quality material released on their own co-run label Chord Marauders, as some recent highlights.
Jazz inspired, like many Deep Heads releases, the 140BPM recording is geared to sound system culture with its sonics but also has an ability to translate as a mellowed-out production that sits well in a home environment. Roll one up and float away!
Joe Armon Jones, most well-known as part as London based Jazz band, The Ezra Collective, was filmed back in 2018 for Radar, improving in a mystical state to the production. To put it bluntly, he tore it apart!
The video went viral and was only a matter of time for the universe to meet and produce this outstanding collaboration.
Joe’s refix was recorded and creatively directed with label boss Zeb Samuels, at Deep Heads HQ in London.
The captured improvisation shines a light on Joe Armon Jones’s genius mind and outstanding ability as a free-flowing jazz musician. His keys and energy on display here, adds magic and intrigue to what is already a fabulous piece of music. A coming together sent from up above.
a1. Congi - Somnium
b1. Congi - Somnium (Joe Armon-Jones Refix)
Indigo - Reaching The Source EP [2019 Marbled Repress]
Before Ancestral Voices, Liam Blackburn was known as Indigo. One of the most in demand Indigo releases for Samurai Horo - the Reaching The Source EP, has now been re pressed for 2019 on a new coloured vinyl.