Released 10th August 2018
Hugo Massien returns to E-Beamz to complete his hat-trick of releases. This time out he brings arguably his most explorative and refined work to date.
a1. Where Your Body Begins
a2. The Only Constant Is Change
b1. Alien Shapes
b2. Circles (Going In)
b3. Faith In Chaos
Released 10th August 2018
Following the release of his collaborative EP with Arovane on Apollo Records, Synkro is proud to present the first release on his own label Synkro Musik. Despite having come up during the dubstep era McBride’s music has always resisted easy classification - ‘Luminous’ sees him shift his musical focus back towards the Autonomic / ambient drum & bass sound of his early works for Apollo & Exit Records, backed with a killer remix from drumfunk legend & good friend Dev Paradox.
a1. Synkro - Luminous
a2. Synkro - Weakness
b1. Synkro - Luminous (Paradox Remix)
Released 31st August
Australian producers Jensen Interceptor and Assembler Code team up with The Hacker to deliver another powerful electro release on Mechatronica. Vapour Waves is blasted open by the effective, bumping sunray anthem Random Pain, followed by the darker soundscapes and wonky bassline of HRL6. On the flip, The Hacker's stingy, metallic rework of Drive Shift plunges straight into the deep, following the cold groove and hypnotic design of the original version.
a1. Random Pain
b1. Drive Shift
b2. Drive Shift (The Hacker Remix)
Released 17th August
It’s done. The final, last and endmost volume of remixes for Tuff City Kids’ (aka Philipp Lauer and Gerd Janson) unique debut album Adoldesscent are here. Featuring KiNK, Prins Thomas, Sascha Funke, Shan, Justin Strauss’s Whatever/Whatever project and Brussels’ bohemian Mugwump, TCK originals are treated with acid, balearic rhythms, lean Berlin grooves, New York City dubs, UK breaks and Belgian new beats. There is something for every taste and one for each situation. The vinyl edition carries KiNK, Prins Thomas, Sascha Funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket Icebot. For the rest, hit the download button, please. That’s all folks.
a1. Tell Me [KiNK Remix] (feat. Joe Goddard)
a2. Icebot (Previously Unreleased)
b1. Wake People (Sascha Funke Remix)
b2. Wake People (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Released 27th July 2018
UVB-76 Music’s latest offering ushers in new blood to the camp in the form of Stave. The Chicago resident’s ‘ATK’ EP sees the tempo submerge to lower depths and the pressure intensify amidst the harsh dynamics and sonic battery that the label is now synonymous for. A four track rhythmic cavort that plays the urge to dance and the allure of subversive nature. plays on*
b1. Ambient Out
Released 27th July 2018
From UVB-76 Music’s fractal personnel rises Karim Maas. A familiar face behind a new mask, Maas, one of the sonic panjandrums at the core of the labels sound submits an aural experience that bleeds between genre and tone with striking ease, negotiating a through line that is hard to pin down in any moment before it shifts again. A stunning EP that remains true to UVB-76 Music’s core tenants. Four absolute steamers and a Huren remix for good measure.
a2. Lizzard King
a3. Cassette A (Huren Remix)
Released 20th July 2018
The Drip EP brings together four distinctive producers and one set of sounds - The Drips. The result is a compilation of 4 tracks that bring the swing and sampling of some of Accidental Jnr’s finest to produce a soaking wet dancefloor.
First up is label boss Matthew Herbert with a trademark groove that harks back to his Wishmountain moniker albeit found lurking in the swamp. Cosmo Sheldrake takes a slight departure from his usual multi-instrumentaling live-looping avant-folk to deliver a track that could only be described as travelling circus aqua-techno. Bahraini born, French / US bred and now Edinburgh dwelling video game builder, sound designer and sometime Scottish league football referee Yann Seznec opens the B-side with an absolute stormer of a rain drenched club hook. Sussex based producer Crewdson and builder of such electronic instruments as the Eggiophone and Concertronica closes proceedings with a drizzling evolving 2-step number.
a1. Matthew Herbert - The Swamp
a2. Cosmo Sheldrake - Splosh
b1. Yann Seznec - Droplets
b2. Crewdson - Amphibious
Released 29th June 2018
Limited Hand Stamped and Numbered CDR
This new LP is a beautiful series of time digger tracks that offer, each time, a meticulous and ethereal amalgam of chords and melodic motifs. They deploy themselves throughout a grand and playful dance, organically - but precisely - pulsing in the front line, transmuting from tone to sound and vice - versa, alternatively, gently.
The reverb guitar and dynamic drums might as well set up for a light - headed and nostalgic journey; however, one is seriously involved in a deep trip to holographically arranged music, radiance, into contemplative fragments.
Elongated tones and desynchronized perpetual chord canons get the forty-five minutes rolling, within which blurry strings and drum slide and extend. Composed chanting runs alongside cinematic melodies, and teach each other features.
Singing lines dissolve in soundscapes, soundscapes travel through digital and analog instruments to utter. Each track is the expression of its characters in certain aspects, it unfolds rather than develops, in such manner that melodies seem to have barely enough time to settle. What leads to take off is the actual take off, which makes it a true master piece for presence. Not one listen is - should be - the same.
Add to that a few ecstatic cadenza sneaking in the underlying and powerful classical music legacy in the otherwise adventurous, psychedelic ambient opus, and you’ve got your pass, visit eleven barometer portals to rimstones of vibrant matter.
Otto Johansson - Guitar, Synth, Electronics. Recorded and mixed at home - Winter, Spring, Summer 2017
Additional mix and pre-master by Linus Giertta - Fall 2017
Mastering Andy Miles @ Stardelta
Support: Norman Nodge, Golesworthy, Severino Panzetta, Tom Ravenscroft, Pathaan, Sean from Balamii and Benji B
4. Longest Summer
6. A New Leverage
7. Mosh Music
9. Take A Chill Pill
Released 29th June
2001, the first year of the 21st century, but especially for many born in the 60's, 70's and 80's, the year that was surrounded with an aura of "the Future" and which became symbol of the new and unknown things that life has in store, the starting year of a new transgression period in both scientific, cultural and spiritual evolution. In that year Transllusion recorded music in the Dimensional Waves Productions studio of which till date two known productions saw a release: "The opening of the Cerebral Gate" and shortly after that the mysterious "L.I.F.E." album on Rephlex. More than 15 years later, an unknown wave resurfaced, washing up an incomparable emotional state of electronic depth. Music from the Future rooted in an underwater Afro-futurist realm and the grandiose cosmological truths. This time rushing over us in a much more personal, reflective and more introspective way, yet leaving behind sonic confusion. We now know who was responsible for all these futuristic recordings perfectly reflecting what the year 2001 stood for, James Stinson can be seen as one of the last few techno musicians from his generation that lived up to the high expectations of moving forward, finding the unknown and embracing the future without reliving the past. This recently discovered DAT-tape, using his Transllusion alias, is the 3rd outing of the project and, surrounded with an even brighter aureole than the previous recordings, confirms the status of its producers mastermind. No further details are known, except for the project name written on the tape, but these intimate moments in the studio tell us what the future sounds like according to James Stinson!
a1. Moment 1
a2. Moment 2
b1. Moment 3
b2. Moment 4
Released 22nd June 2018
Only Ruins is a Bristol-based record label of sorts, pushing various deviations of electronic music for both inside and outside of a club setting.
ONRU001 is a 4 track 12” produced by the multi-faceted Syz. Having previously released on labels such as Brotherhood Sound-System and having already gained DJ support from the likes of Hodge, Lamont, Peverelist & Troy Gunner among others, this is a heavyweight and versatile EP that tip-toes between bass, breaks, electro and techno.
Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven. Limited to 300 copies on vinyl + available digitally.
b2 Que Sa
Released 20th July
Don Mike Paradinas, one of the most influential and respected artist of our time unleashing archives from the golden era. Previously unreleased stuff selected by AF and Mike... so there's no need to say what you have to do. MUST.
a2. D Funk
Released 13th July
Conforce is back on his home label with four more of his richly detailed and hugely atmospheric techno tracks. It's his first release on Delsin since latest album Autonomous back in 2017 and finds him in typical underwater techno territory. 'Celestion' kicks things off with smeared pads and rubbery, dubby drums instantly setting a hypnotic groove. The serene ambience makes it feel like you're deep down in the ocean and various deft sonic details drift by the keep things on the move. 'Vessel' is another fathom deep track with supple drums undulating on the sea bed as beams of synth light things up from above. There's melancholy in the pads that brings a rueful vibe, while 'Zephyr' is more troubled and turbulent thanks to the wet, gurgling synths and darker bass sounds. 'Aerial' rounds things out with heavyweight, rumbling kicks and ominous energy that keeps you on edge, despite the presence of beautifully celestial keys. As ever, it all makes for an absorbing trip.
Released 3rd September
From the heart of Macedonia comes Herzel with his first EP for Uncanny Valley. The four tracks point him out as an expert for creating tracks on the blurred line between Rave and darkness. If you are listening on a proper sound system, it is almost impossible not to be moved by the mighty drones of FORMS that almost feel like tectonic shifts. GLIDE runs in similar veines and brings power to the dance floor with rolling bass synths and sublime pads. A little more straightforward is GLOWWORMS with sharp drums and an acidic synth theme only to finally merge into an elegiac climax. Finally, TWO hits hard with slapping synths and a dubby bass line, a gripping yet somehow nasty track.
Release Date: 8th June 2018
It’s time now for Jimi Jules’ second installment of exclusives from his recent Watergate Mix compilation and this one is heavily focused on Jules’ collaborations, remixes and edits. Starting off with his collaboration with Jules & Jesaya +4 BPM edit of heavyweights Âme’s 119 BPM, where hefty, pumping low end and slick, rigorous hats set the pace for a brutal but sexy bassline guaranteed to demolish any dance floor at any moment. Jimi Jules & Domenico Ferrari’s ‘Parkuhr’ follows up with a focus on slick, low slung minimalism as a seemingly simple groove is highlighted with playful vocals, wobbly sonic effects and a real life conversation interjected as the break. Changing gears, Jules takes a dive into the past on his remix of Egopusher’s ‘Flake’ where cinematic storytelling and flickers of Italo Disco seem to blend seamlessly creating a timeless composition that will shine for an eternity to come. For the final cut of the EP, Jimi takes us back to a place we seem to know him best on his remix of Ed Ed & Petja Virikko’s ‘Sundroina feat Jinadu’ where he creates wildly sexy cuts with his signature organic percussion palette, lavish keys and starry eyed vocals.
a1. Âme - 119 BPM (Jimi Jules & Jesaya +4 BPM Update)
a2. Jimi Jules & Domenico Ferrari - Parkuhr
b1. Egopusher - Flake (Jimi Jules Remix)
b2. Ed Ed & Petja Virikko - Sundroina Feat. Jinadu (Jimi Jules Remix)
Release Date: 13th July 2018
Derek Carr has flown back onto the radar after reissues on Ben Boe's 'For Those That Knoe' imprint and a string of newly released music through 2017 and early 2018. In true Craigie Knowes spirit, Derek has been drawn off of the beaten path to supply a wider variety of sounds than you would usually expect to hear from the Irish producer. Acid, Techno and Detroit Electro tinged sounds throughout. TIP!
a1. Acid Bath
b1. The Pioneers
b2. Hanging On A String
Release Date: 22nd June 2018
Emile Facey (Plant43) has been at the forefront of electronic for more than twelve years. During that time the British producer has released on a host of seminal labels, expanding his style and sound in new directions. Although Plant43 is typically classified as a purveyor of electro, behind those driving rhythms and steely percussion a tenderness has always been present, an emotion expressed in lilting melodies and complex harmonies. It is these melodies and harmonies that come into focus on Plant43's debut ambient album. On "From Deep Streams" is a rich and textured tapestry of synth work, a soundtrack that organically unfurls from nightime woodland walks and city stargazing to mindful solitude. The eight tracks offer the listener a calming journey into stillness, an excursion through gentle audio currents and a moment to pause and take in an inspiring vista of sound. Recorded over the space of 3 months, this album gives the quiet, the subtle and the sometimes underappreciated centre stage whilst casting light on yet another side of Emile Facey's ever-evolving music.
a1. Sea of Stardust
a2. Banished Voices
b1. Roots Grow Deeper
b2. Soft Twilight Field
c1. Under The Willows
c2. Cloud Iridescence
d1. Brush Of Twigs
d2. Hawthorne Hornbeam