Release Date: 20th September 2019
The PXU white series returns with more reworks from 2 of the baddest women ever to do it . Flipping your guilty pleasures into basement ready stompers for the head bobbers and body poppers.
a1. Unknown - Do You Know
a2. Unknown - Do You Know (Vacuum Mix)
b1. Unknown - DANCE4ME
b2. Unknown - DANCE4ME (Percolated Mix)
Release Date: 12th April 2019
The story of Bella Boo is not one of overnight success, though of course it might appear as such, if you haven’t been somewhat embedded in the wonderful and weird world of Swedish club culture over the last 12 years or so, in which case you will know her as one of the most eclectic, informed and hardworking DJs on the scene. It wasn’t until last year’s Studio Barnhus debut, the Fire EP, that the world finally started talking about Bella’s extraordinary production skills – the record’s fuzzy r&b harmonics and snappy analog drums prompted Pitchfork to declare it “the flat-out dreamiest thing to come from the label yet”. This was followed quickly by boyboy, a universally beloved track on last year’s Studio Barnhus Volym 1 compilation, in which she “[drizzled] bluesy sweet nothings over elliptical scrapes and squelches, suggesting Matthew Herbert remixing St Germain” (Pitchfork again). Supervillain is Bella’s first solo release of 2019, a perfect three-track thing that sees the currently London-based artist continue to expertly straddle the fence between enigmatic dreamlands and groove-locked dance floors. Artwork by Stockholm visual artist and long-time Bella colla-Boo-rator Alexandra Karpilovski.
a1. The Hours
Release Date: 26th April 2019
Have you ever wondered what it sounds like to pack late night influences and dancefloor memories from Northern Hemisphere touring into your luggage, take it home to a sunburnt island and let it sweat out a bit more in the studio? Us neither. To be honest, I don’t think anyone has really pondered such a Bizarro concept.
Nevertheless, Roza Terenzi’s EP ‘The Worldwide’ on the inaugural Bizarro Records release is just that. A continental cross section of sounds and moods that always manages to keep a fist firmly pumping in seemingly eternal rave aesthetic.
'50 Millionaire’ begins as a rare trip to the tropics with some fluttering synths and balearic pads, however the weather takes a quick turn back to familiar Roza surroundings with an unforgiving kick and grinding baseline stabs. Rhythmically this is one of her most audacious efforts yet. A track that bangs just as easy on a badass system as it would on a banana lounge.
For the title track ‘Worldwide’, Terenzi invites listeners out on a charter with an initial melody that could hook the strongest that the sea had to offer. The instantly familiar hook is met with a classic breaks structure and some understated warm chords that carry the cut safely back to shore.
Remixes for the EP come from fellow Ozzie don Rings Around Saturn and 90’s revivalist Luca Lozano. Whilst not surprising, yet always impressive Rings Around Saturn once again flips an original on its head. The Melburnian takes ’50 Millionaire’ on a trip across the channel and provides those unpredictable UK patterns and flare. If making a ‘balaeric stepper’ was possible, this is what it would sound like. For ‘Worldwide’, The Klasse Wrecks king, builds a standard ravey stab into a melody that makes the inner hardcore in us all warm and fuzzy. Whilst it may not be anything novel, it sticks to its contagious Luca Lozano DNA of acidic, anthemic and euphoric.
a1. 50 Millionaire
b1. 50 Millionaire (Rings Around Saturn Pulp Mix)
b2. Worldwide (Luca Lozano Intercontinental Mix)
Release Date: 5th April 2019
Casting the net ever wider, Kalahari Oyster Cult have drawn in new music and a new artist for their latest release. Flora FM, a.k.a. Community Corporation a.k.a. T. Hawkins, has graced imprints such as Argot and Vanity and now debuts with Chaos Light. Trying to define the style of this sound weaver is a near impossible task, the gamut of electronics has been plundered to create this unique EP. From the aquatic hypnotics of “Hallucinogenic Worm” and the hyperactive energy of “Chrome Glass”, Flora FM borrows from acid house, rave anthems and techno with a magpie like curiosity as he melts textures and tones like a master. Broken beats and rich xylophonic melodies coalesce in the bubbling “Storm Cleaned” before the warm bath that is the Chicago hued “Insist on You.” Chaos Light keeps you guessing until the very end, the erratic and frenzied reductions of beat and bass combining to form “Inc Stop.” A youngster with the ear and ability of a seasoned veteran.
a1. Hallucinogenic Worm
a2. Chrome Grass
b1. Storm Cleaned
b2. Insist On You
Release Date: 8th February 2019
Deep, raw and real? Then NY*AK is the man! Andrew Scott has been releasing superb bottom heavy deep house groovers for many years on various top labels (like Local Talk, Paper or Ninja Tunes Technicolor). Now it’s time for Quintessentials! The A-side features „after the sun“, a deep, minimalistic and sexy groover, and „mind“, a blissfull and rich low BPM tune for an early morning come down. The B-side starts with „vice“, a proper Detroit track – bassline, strings, rims and snares - and finishes off with the funky and mellow „onions“. Deep, raw and real? NY*AK anytime!
a1. After the sun (feat. Franc Syx)
b2. Onions (feat. Mark Hand)
Released 8th February
Lovely lush emotive dancetracks full of cosmic! vibes In the opening track, a male soothing voice warns us for a gravitational collapse, and he couldn't be more right! Our new family member, INTIMACY, drags you from one musical dimension to another. His outerworld soundscapes and propelling drum rhythms make you doubt whether or not you're still on earth. Enjoy the trip!
a1. Gravitational Collapse
a2. Earth Sciences
b1. Lifetime of Curiosity
b2. Stargate 2020
Release Date - 25th January 2019
In the search for new sound grammars, Wesqk Coast proposes a linguistic approach to music in which sounds are words, signs. As for a neo-language, informality, contamination, deviations and its gradual normalization trace the dynamics of control and re-absorption of expressive forms.
‘S.T.A.S.H. ?...well, there is no actual meaning behind the title’s acronym, I am interested in its cryptographic potential.. like language, music works through a combination of minor units, capable of unpacking an endless world of meanings...’
When asked to give some thoughts about his work, the reply was a slew of stock images and short quotes: text analytics, psychometrics, data storms, predictive technologies, ethics of psychological profiling... S.T.A.S.H. is revealed through rapid suggestions and music hybrids in which overload of inputs and frenetic absorption re- elaborate into a true personal stylistic mash – today’s media.
The digital ambient vocal pads and sparse rythmics of ‘Generation’ open to implode into the Bertoia-style metallic tones of splendid ‘Tek’, anticipating an album that developes as a continuum. Title track ‘S.T.A.S.H.’ starts from augmented computer game scenarios to collide, in second half, with extra-fast triggered rattling drums – everything reminds of Piteous Gate. Named after the infamous italian politics sex scandal, ‘Ruby Gates’ resonates with its thorny inspiration through a Twin Peaks sample-based sloppy melody and vocal interventions. The dream-like lullaby of ‘Aicha’ tests a different syntactic palette to break the tension and introduce the ancient-futurist voices and nervous rythmics of ‘Cane Rabbioso’. Melancholic and post-modern ‘Estate Nera’ slowly builds up like ambient and dismantles into a futuristic dub – word up.
a1. Wesqk Coast - Generation
a2. Wesqk Coast - Tek
a3. Wesqk Coast - S.T.A.S.H.
a4. Wesqk Coast - Ruby Gate [Twin Peaks Edit]
b1. Wesqk Coast - Aicha
b2. Wesqk Coast - Cane Rabbioso
b3. Wesqk Coast - Estate Nera
Released 25th January
Rolando Simmons finally gets his first full EP at Analogical Force, and there will be more!. SD series pulses with a beauty and squelchy character all its own, from its foundations up, and we here are excited. For part one, the swedish producer has assembled 5 tracks packed with melody and melancholy, aching pads and grooving, punchy bass. Written by the lakeside, winter will be summer.
a1. Haze on the Lake
a2. Thirsty Garden
b2. Open Doors
b3. Secret Beach
Release Date - 25th January 2019
Sydney label Doe Dee continues it's exploration of Australia's outer limits with Tred's 'Planet Perth' EP delving into the realm of fast paced electro over 4 cuts. Tred's 2 original tracks explore the mature sonic range of the young Perth born Berlin based producer with '(To)Night' bringing deep driving melodic euphoria and 'S2003's shimmering pads building into a moody mysterious crescendo.
Fellow Perth export Privacy provides the S2003 remix where a steppy half time intro leads the way into a surprise half mark arpeggio rinse-out and Sydney's Jensen Interceptor rounds things out with a full throttle acid mindmelting version of (To)Night
a1. Tred - (To)Night
a2. Tred - S2003
b1. Tred - S2003 (Privacy Remix)
b2. Tred - (To)Night (Jensen Interceptor Remix)
2018 Reprint Release Date: 21st December 2018
This is the first ambient release from ASC on Auxiliary, since 2011's collaborative album with Sam KDC - Decayed Society. As with the majority of ASC's recent work, this release continues the theme of his fascination with space. The term 'Trans-Neptunian Objects' refers to dwarf planets and asteroids that lay beyond Neptune, and are usually found in the Kuiper Belt. With that being said, you can fathom a guess that this album is seriously deep space ambient, and you wouldn't be wrong. A total of eight tracks spanning 73, which take you to the deepest regions of our solar system.
01. ASC - Sedna
02. ASC - Dysnomia
03. ASC - Eris
04. ASC - Haumea
05. ASC - Orcus
06. ASC - Ixion
07. ASC - Vanth
08. ASC - Quaoar
Release Date - 21st December 2018
Trans-Neptunian Objects 2 sees ASC pick up the baton from the end of the first album and continue proceedings in a similar fashion. Featuring another 7 astral excursions into deep space and beyond and spanning just short of 70 minutes, Trans-Neptunian Objects 2 is the final journey in the series.
01. ASC - Varuna
02. ASC - Huya
03. ASC - Deucalion
04. ASC - Typhon
05. ASC - Mors-Somnus
06. ASC - Varda
07. ASC - Chaos
Released 18th January 2019
A real Techno / House / Electrosynth Stomper!! "Patrik Book has being in our knowledge since we were kids and listening to his early project AUSGANG VERBOTEN "Entertainment", a real underground synth tape released back in 84 and later re-released as LP by Genetic Music 2004." Enough said, 100% POWER! This wont slip!
a2. Acid Tape
b2. Techno Aina
Release Date: 7th December 2018
The debut album "Computerlove" from Belgian/Russian artist Veronica Maximova, sets the scene for a broader vision for the label, while also establishing Veronica as a fresh and important artistic voice on the VOITAX roster. The title of the album describes a generation that is connected more than ever, and yet still alone in a society where happiness is mandatory. The attachment to a screen is instilled in almost every waking activity of a generation that knows how good it feels to share their life with somebody, but also knows how vulnerable and insecure one can become by sharing.
b1. Fake It
b2. Who Cares
b3. Truth Is Your Flesh
Release Date: 18th January 2019
Cestrian (aka Ali Renault) lands on Mechatronica for the Berlin label's 10th release with a remarkably wide electro-driven EP, exploring different rims of the genre from the transporting melodic peripheries and weirder edges, to the raw core.
Two hypnotizing journeys in "Gradients" and "Rake & Pikel" make up the A-side along with the frenzied styles of "Cat Strain". "Speak & Spell" blasts open the flip with an anthemic groove and potent basslines, before "The Weir" rounds off the EP in heavy and atmospheric fashion, concluding an essential electro record - for the mind and for the floor.
a1. Cestrian - Gradients
a2. Cestrian - Rake & Pikel
a3. Cestrian - Cat Strain
b1. Cestrian - Speak & Spell
b2. Cestrian - Everything
b3. Cestrian - The Weir
Released 14th December
"I met Marcell at a gig I played at Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg earlier this year, he was serving beers behind the bar all night, it was a fun but not so busy party. The club shut the doors early and we were holed up in this old train station-come-club having a few drinks into the early hours. We sat down, chewed the fat and bonded over Jungle (and UK music in general). Marcell's buddy Phillip was insistent on me checking out his tunes through a small little bluetooth speaker!!! and these sorts of scenarios never quite play out how you'd like them too right?! This one did!" Patrick Conway
a1. Crying Shimp
a2. Friends (Tape Mix)
b1. Emperor Penguin
b2. Groundhog Day
Release Date - 30th November 2018
The Outer Limits sees ASC returning to further exploration, featuring four in-depth aural excursions to the deepest recesses of space and beyond. All four tracks feature the hallmarks of ASC productions, encompassing rich atmospherics, emotional key changes, multi-tempo percussive elements, and an overall grandiose feel to proceedings. If you’ve been waiting for more tracks that are cut from the same cloth that The Farthest Reaches were, then wait no more.
a1. ASC - Arrival
b1. ASC - Redshift
c1. ASC - Blueshift
d1. ASC - Departure
Release Date - 14th December 2018
LMAJOR marks his return to WNCL Recordings with another set of blistering originals, accompanied by in-house remixes from Boxwork and West Norwood Cassette Library
a1. LMajor - The Power (Original Mix)
a2. LMajor - The Power (Boxwork Remix)
b1. LMajor - Engineer (Original Mix)
b2. LMajor - Engineer (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix)
Release Date: 7th December 2018
Forever cursed with “deep-“ and “tech-house” labels by the press due to decisions taken 10 years ago before he had any idea how this industry worked, Avatism returns mildly angrier than ever before with ‘Ate-Up’, an EP the producer actually started writing during an MDMA-induced lucid dream after Vakant label boss spiked his drinks in 2011. To give his poor soul some credibility, we’ve enlisted AQXDM (Aquarian & Deapmash, fresh from their storming debut on Bedouin Records) and the mysterious Maenad Veyl (Veyl, Pinkman, Death & Leisure) on remix duties.
a2. Crisis Engine
b1. Alex, Why? (Maenad Veyl Edit)
b2. Alex, Why? (AQXDM Remix)