Release Date: 18th December 2020
Rarefied Presents: Shades of Violet.
A compilation album showcasing the depth and diversity of talent that the Rarefied ensemble have to offer.
As a label, Rarefied have striven to provide an outlet for artists to express their talent without restriction. Shades of Violet is the apotheosis of this mission.
A change of format and flavour, this cassette crosses the boundaries of the dancefloor. A plethora of sonic expressions are on offer, from Trap infused Hip Hop to submerged Techno soundscapes.
An exercise in originality from reel to reel, this is not one to sleep on.
a1. Primer - Let Go
a2. Sibla - Entity
a3. Monkeys & Demons - Uitzicht
a4. Pharma - Odd, U See
a5. Freud - Voyagers
b1. Sabiwa, Queimada - Rarefied Official
b2. Kodama - Talk More
b3. Mob Killa - Ghost Sleep II
b4. Primer, Soukah - Distant
b5. Soukah - The Art to Die
Repress Release Date: 18th December 2020
One Records continue to celebrate an illustrious 10 years of operation with a 3-part compilation featuring both auspicious and established friends that label head Subb-an has gathered across his career. Parts 1 and 2 featured the likes of Matthew Jonson, Adam Pits, Urulu ( Liquid Earth ) and more.
The final instalment of the 10 year comp features 4 flourishing producers: Nolga, Jack Michael, Lore and Monika Ross who congregate to meld together a satisfying cross section of modern minimal: reduced and refined club music suffused with a twist of UKG.
a1. Jack Michael - Think Twice
a2. Lore - Communication
b1. Nolga - SYNCL
b2. Monika Ross - Cloud Steppin’
Release Date: 28th August 2020
Similar to our events and mix series, it is our goal to use the label as a platform for exciting, up and coming artists from within our community and beyond. Working together with our friend, the very talented Greek-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Aroent therefore has been a real pleasure and something that felt natural from the get go. We hope you enjoy this wicked set of forward thinking club tracks as much as we do! Early plays by Ben UFO, Bonebrokk, E-Unity, Gramrcy, Opium Hum, Natureboy Gold, Yushh and more. Big ups to everyone supporting the record so far! Artwork by VOJD Mastering by Andreas [Lupo] Lubich
a2. Quirky Chance
b1. Twin Bang
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Ghetto-acid-elektro with a touch of melancholy? Is there such thing? We think so.
Upcoming on BFWHITE. 150 copies, vinyl only. With love from Prague.
All tracks written and produced by NDNM (Name Does Not Matter), except track A1 which is co-produced with Dj Tuco. Early support came from: Jennifer Cardini, Claire Morgan, Marco Lazovic, Dj T, Paco Osuna, Sascha Funke, Laurent Garnier, Neo Violence, Moskalus...
a1. Foot Clan (NDNM & Dj Tuco) - Ride
a2. NDNM - Anti Movement League
b1. NDNM - 606 Love Chip
b2. NDNM - Papers Please
Release Date: 1st May 2020
Newdubhall is an experimental dub label from Japan. Welcoming as their third release is a ten inch from Babe Roots hailing from Turin, Italy along with experimental dub duo Undefined and Japanese legendary dub trumpeter Kazufumi Kodama.
Babe Roots welcomes their ally Baba Ras in Steat of Mind, a deep yet minimal dub piece that toned down the BPM to the extreme.
Extent features Stefano Cocon’s trumpet, echoing into the beatless space of ambience.
a1. Babe Roots - State of Mind ft Baba Ras
b1. Babe Roots - Extent
Repress Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Nathan Micay is pleased to present the next re-issue on Eternal Schvitz: Aaron Palmquist - Cohesion EP. As a mainstay of the Canadian underground rave scene during the 90’s, Aaron (aka Chameleon) performed live at legendary Toronto parties such as Exodus, Chemistry and Pleasure Force. Using an assortment of gear including two TB303’s, a TR909 and 808 drum machine, he was able to road test a number of originals, eventually leading to an EP in 1997 on Solo Recoridings. Now, 22 years later, these amazing tunes can live again, completely re-mastred from previously lost DAT tapes along with a brand new 2019 remix of ‘Dreamtime’. As always, Schvitz gives back. To fight the evil no-ID-DJ forces currently at work, every Eternal Schvitz release will be providing 60% of the cut to the artists and ensuring their credits are front and centre. The remaining 40% of profits will go to aequa, a Berlin-based collective with a focus on empowerment of women, trans and non- binary folks through gatherings for interpersonal exchange. Schvitz is Love. Schvitz is Communal.
a1. Aaron Palmquist - Beautiful
a2. Aaron Palmquist - Dreamtime
b1. Aaron Palmquist - House People (Chameleon Remix)
b2. Aaron Palmquist - Dreamtime 2019
Repress Release Date: 31st January 2020
Nathan Micay introduces a new label into the Schvitz family: Eternal Schvitz, a home for re- issues of those most rare slabs of wax. The inaugural release offers a sampler of coveted tunes from the fabled Baby Blue Records run by Chris Simmonds between1990-1993. Almost impossible to find, these tunes have become a thing of discogs legend, offering up a snapshot into the label's short but memorable run. Lovingly re-stored straight from the DAT tapes of yore. To fight the evil no-ID-DJ forces currently at work, every release will be providing 60% of the cut to the artists and ensuring their credits are front and centre. The remaining 40% of profits will go to aequa, a Berlin-based collective with a focus on empowerment of women, trans and non- binary folks through gatherings for interpersonal exchange. Schvitz is Love. Schvitz is communal.
a1. Inside Outlaws - Trance Further Sequence
a2. Partners In Time - Tonight (Boneshaker Mix)
b1. Chris Simmonds - Child's Play
b2. Chris Simmonds - Tinkerbell
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
Repress Release Date: 21st August 2020
One of the most important artists in the development of the Horo sound, Astral Projection is the first full length ASC album for the Horo label. Astral Projection follows on clearly from ‘Imagine The Future’ with the development of the Grey Area sound progressing and becoming intrinsic to a large majority of ASC’s current work. But this LP is not a Grey Area addendum, Astral Projection is a luminous artistic statement from a sonic perfectionist who the term ‘sound designer’ was made to define. An accomplished and much respected ambient producer, ASC weaves his talent for soaring emotive soundscapes with his undeniable rhythmic prowess across a cohesive 12 track sonic voyage that again accomplishes a rare goal in todays electronic music landscape - a commanding listen from beginning to end. Very few artists are as prolific and consistent as ASC, but we are confident Astral Projection will be revered as one of his finest moments in years to come.
a1. Motion Resonance
a2. Black Vector
b1. Gravity Distortion
c2. Space Debris
d1. Orbiting Satellites
d2. Plasma Waves
e1. Lunar Decay
e2. Kirkwood Gaps
f1. Vortex Ring
f2. Lost Transmission
Repress Release: 17th January 2020
The fourth release is a big one for Holding Hands as they branch out into brand new territory with their first new signing on the label. Breaka usually runs in very different circles, producing footwork, juke and DnB from his home in Leeds. These are the first tunes of his at a slower tempo to be released but you can certainly hear those in6luences loud and clear in these certified UK 125-130bpm bangers.
Rory’s Theme has the tension of an early Metalheadz release but when it drops it makes the hair stand on the back of your neck. The synths fly high with exultation whilst the 808 sub kicks and rolls up and down your body. The track has the truly rare combined qualities of a pure elation mixed with enough stank face to get your gun fingers punching through the heavy air of a pounding club. Basically, it’s a certified peak time weapon.
As has become customary for Holding Hands, Puffer Jackets sits bang in the middle of several difference genres and influences. The sound of 2009-2012 UK bass mixed with the grime and 2-step of 2018. This one will turn a club upside down and inside out. You better hope you aren’t standing too close to the subs when it kicks in...
For the B2 Holding Hands head honcho Desert Sound Colony steps in for remix duties of Puffer Jackets. Slightly slowed and dubbed out, this one rounds out the EP perfectly with a deeper take on the Breaka sound. Perfect for the beginning of a night or for a hypnotic section of a set late on, this one is built to captivate you and take you drifting away...
All three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms. Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Breaka - Rory's Theme
b1. Breaka - Puffer Jackets
b2. Breaka - Puffer Jackets (Desert Sound Colony Remix)