Released 2nd November
A: OMG did you see her latest Story?! B: Which one? A: The one she just uploaded. You gotta check it out!!! V: You mean the one where she hangs out with Snoop Dogg and Eminem and this guy Wolfram is djing. I just saw that, too. A: Yeah totally, the party looks crazy. I love Wolfram, he’s sooo cute =) (B lit`lol’s) B: She just uploaded another one where Gerd Janson joins the decks. Why am I not there?! :( FML
a1. WOLFRAM - Hyères Roshi Show
a2. WOLFRAM - Wolfgram
b1. WOLFRAM - Paradies Tea
b2. WOLFRAM - Paradies Tea (Gerd Janson Re-Treat)
Release Date - 19th October 2018
Etch's 'Ups & Downs' album is a collection of dubs which date as far back as 2014 and up to the present day. The album's tracks are united by being examples of the artists' efforts to escape the shackles of reality by using music as a vehicle.
The theme of space recurs across the material - both the 'outer-space' of the universe and galaxies that surround our planet and the 'inner-space' of exploring the infinite recesses and depths of our mind's imagination.
However these creations were made during a period experiencing a (not-uncommon) lifestyle of mad peaks, joy and optimism, and yet also, times of struggle, adversity and depression. That is of course a familiar human tale - but expressed here through Etch's own singular musical vision. Etch's music is informed by psychedelic experiences, sci-fi, occult and horror themed films and the evolution of gaming - (these being tools often used to escape the prescribed tedium of society's rules and roles).
This is then combined with a deep love of sampling vinyl and rearranging breakbeats in an unforced homage to his family roots in UK hardcore breakbeat, jungle and d'n'b. Furthermore, these hybrids are often filtered through a keen understanding of current musical developments which are then explored and deployed where it feels appropriate. Add to this a smattering of teenage Goth influences that rear their heads within the dark sound of certain tunes and you've got a serious distillation of culture being explored within these beats.
e1. Etch - Lost Orbit
e2. Etch - Out There
e3. Etch - The Siren
t1. Etch - Groove Control
t2. Etch - Snell's Law
t3. Etch - Hope For The Worst
c1. Etch - Black Rainbow
c2. Etch - Swirls & Spirals
c3. Etch - Ince Climbers In Flat Land
h1. Etch - Shine On (Zero Gravity Mix)
h2. Etch - Fluid
h3. Etch - Outsider ft. Farrah
Released 19th October
Yes - this is a very special record: NYC‘s Phenomenal Handclap Band meets London’s Ray Mang - the psychedelic soul disciples meet the disco champ by way of remix. Ray Mang is a hero to fans of underground disco: remixer, collector, producer, DJ - he is part of that magic circle of London DJ connoisseurs around DJ Harvey. He has the magic disco touch, and has applied it to great effect to PHB’s “Judge Not". He did a fresh, new take on house-heavy gospel disco that is sure to fill any dancefloor. Try it! For those who don’t know New York’s almost legendary band: The Phenomenal Handclap Band is led by producer Daniel Collás, and consists of some of New York’s finest new soul & disco musicians. Some of them used to play in the Amy Winehouse band and others can be heard on some of Mark Ronson’s productions. Their biggest moment was when they released their single “15 to 20″ some years ago (on Gomma Records) and Paul McCartney wrote them a letter about how much he loved that song when he heard it on BBC Radio 1. On “Judge Not” they come up with dazzling piano lines, a deep rare funk rhythm section, and a street corner gospel choir that brings you to your feet. Ray Mang heard the original version of this song and was hyped to become involved in the remix, and the pairing is complementary to say the least. Many of you know PHB from their collaborations with such luminaries as Peaches or Marcos Valle or Bryan Ferry, a prime appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, and direct support on Bryan Ferry’s US tour. The group is currently finishing a new album.
a1. Judge Not (Ray Mang Special Mix)
b1. Judge Not (Ray Mang Instrumental Mix)
b2. Judge Not (Ray Mang Reprise)
Released 2nd November
A wide range of artists remixing tracks from Mr. Fingers latest album 'Cerebral Hemispheres' on this three part remix ep series. For the last in the series Aleksi Perala remixes both inner- and outer-acid according to the colundi scales. Part 3 of 3!
a1. Inneracid (Aleksi Perala Remix)
b1. Outeracid (Aleksi Perala Remix)
Released 2nd November
A wide range of artists remixing tracks from Mr. Fingers latest album 'Cerebral Hemispheres' on this three part remix ep series. Remix duties on the second installment go to Mr. Fingers himself, Joey Anderson, Kode 9 and Upsammy. Part 2 of 3!
a1. Outer Acid (Mr. Fingers Remix)
a2. Electron (Joey Anderson Remix)
b1. Spy (Kode9 Remix)
b2. Outer Acid (Upsammy Hearing Voices Remix)
Release Date - 9th November 2018
The storied music producer readies his sophomore solo album for release, ten years after his first album, The Gemini Principle.
The ten-year gap between solo albums has seen dBridge releasing landmark collaborations and projects as part of the Autonomic movement, Module Eight, Heart Drive and exploring other Bpms as Velvit.
dBridge's journey within electronic music has seen him at the front and center of electronic music culture and then by design, as the seasons change, he has retreated to his own world to work on his next statement.
A Love I Can't Explain is the sound of dBridge making music for himself. As a man he finds himself in a new phase of his life- in love, married and a father that is no longer concerned with previous constraints and this has led to a new freedom in creation. An artist looking at the same sculpture but now from a new perspective.
a1. dBridge - Gen 19
a2. dBridge - Broadcast Pain
b1. dBridge - Depersonalised
b2. dBridge - Syncofated
c1. dBridge - Monitored Meanings
c2. dBridge - They Loved ft. They Live & Poison Arrow
d1. dBridge - Violent Circuit Autonomy ft. Lewis James
d2. dBridge - Your Bit Crushed Heart
e1. dBridge - Nachtlus
e2. dBridge - Lost In A Memory
e3. dBridge - Filtered Scenes
f1. dBridge - Wij Zijn ft. Lewis James & Kid Drama
f2. dBridge - UR A Star (Reprise) ft. Alia Fresco
Release date - 28th September 2018
Contactless debuts on UTTU with 4 electro cuts for the head, the whip and the club. Taking inspiration from boombass, electro-electronix, the lead track Static takes you on an electrosoul journey to the beyond, updating the motor city template with fresh styles. Cybernetik Jerkin is a prime slice of hi speed funk, sure to get those feet workin' and jerkin’. Robot Wreckin Crew introduces the most bad-assed cybernetic b-boy crew around, with added flavour ready for the sub-woofer in your trunk, whilst e.p. closer Downpour twists the program even further to include drum and bass influenced melodic elements over steady electro beats.
4 cuts guaranteed to inject emotion into our increasingly automated society!
a1. Contactless - Static
a2. Contactless - Cybernetic Jerkin
b1. Contactless - Robot Wreckin' Krew
b2. Contactless - Downpour
Release Date: 5th October 2018
With unknown destination the flamingo sets of, and so does she. Movement is the first release on the freshly launched Moefment label and it’s a very versatile one.Dutch DJ and producer zOoTiMe’s vinyl debut molds drums, sacred hymns, animals, flutes and rhythms together into an equitorial orientated experience. Combining eight own productions aswell as two edited works, the LP displays a surprising variety of styles and tempo. Key is an organic, somewhat psychedelic and in times primitive feel, as if all evolved in the middle of a bustling jungle. Trip!
a3. Dance Of The Queixada
a4. Shane FiLthy FloOr
b1. Three Tree Love
b4. chiLLon a mOonbird
b5. meTrO aNiMaLS
Release Date: 5th October 2018
After 2 years of honing, crafting and sonic manipulation, Books’ debut ‘Station’ album is ready for earthly transmission and this is the sampler to the album. A reimagining of Drum & Bass dynamics, the album will explore expansive depths juxtaposed against impossibly finite intimacy of mind.
a1. Books - Block1
b1. Books – Endless Depths
b2. Books – Anomie (Melody Of The Infinite)
Released 16th November
OUFOUFOF represents the beginning of a new turn for SHXCXCHCXSH, one born out of a fresh conceptual approach to rhythm. Having concentrated in recent years on music for more experimental scenes, SHXCXCHCXSH wanted to create music for the club, but not with the usual 4/4 approach. "...the main focus being our relationship with the dancers' minds and how we do our best to fuck with them". Stylistically, the project began with a discussion about rhythm, about what is interesting and what is not. The result is a conceptualized approach, one in which multiple sounds in each track are based around a single rhythmic pattern. This concept has been extended holistically, to track names and artwork. Ultimately, what began life as a series of records has evolved into an eight-track LP of twisted, polyrhythmic studies in pattern and texture. Fresh off the back of SHULULULU EP for Avian, OUFOUFOF, is the fourth studio long-player from the Swedish duo and will be released on their own label Rosten.
Released 5th October
Noamm is the electronic equivalent of a honed switchblade. With surgical precision the Bass Agenda alumnus incises keys, cuts chords, pierces percussion and razors through rhythms. It is this slicing sound that the Greek artist brings to his debut 12" for Shipwrec. Seven tracks of machined melodies and frigid fire make up Psychoanalysis. The EP is brimming with calculated fury and clinical rage. From the coursing cruelty of "Ruhestimmung" and the menacing "Dance Macabre" to the future world coldness of "Das Schwarze Korps", Noamm is direct and straight to the point with his hard hitting style and no-nonsense approach. Few respites are to be found on this 12", "Into The Abyss Of Changing Subconsious" being the only refuge from the arctic winds and audio blasts that scour this record. Frosted ferocity from start to finish from this exciting musician.
a2. Dance Macabre
b1. Nuage Sombre
b2. Without You
b3. Into the Abyss of Changing Subconcious
b4. Das Schwarze Korps
Released 28th September
Brand-new track “Reach Out” by Gerd Janson and Philipp Lauer plus special guest Joe Goddard for their Tuff City Kids project. Including fantastic remixes by Erol Alkan and Osborne.
a1. Reach Out (Erol Alkan Rework)
a2. Reach Out (Original Mix)
b1. Reach Out (Osborne Remix)
b2. Reach Out (Erol Alkan Dub)
Released 5th October
Gerd returns to AUS with The Prophetess EP, a four tracker that showcases a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments anywhere and everywhere. The A side leans towards breaky drums and punchy melodies whilst the flip includes two acid bombs. If you’re a fan of G’s much loved NY Stomp & Geeeman monikers then this release should be no different.
a1. The Prophetess
a2. Pleasure Groove
b1. Cybord Acid
Released 12th October 2018
Only Ruins follows up it’s debut release with a diverse four-tracker from London based producer and sound designer Unperson.
ONRU002 is a versatile EP consisting of breaks, bleeps and drones.
Unperson exercises an assortment of unique sampling techniques to create spiralling atmospheres, pulsing percussive arrangements, otherworldly soundscapes and idiosyncratic tonal components.
a1. Unperson - Mind Distract
a2. Unperson - Drift
b1. Unperson - U Got Mine
b2. Unperson - Staring At The Light Cable
Released 12th October
Aleksi Perala returns to Clone/Dub recordings with a lush mini album. Beautiful and bright modern electronix based on the Colundi musical tuning system. (quote Dj Rephlex; "the frequencies were chosen via experimentation and philosophy, each relating to a specific human bio-resonance, or psychology, traditional mysticism or belief, physics, astronomy, maths, chemistry.") Smooth and fluttering melodies layered over crispy rolling beats transmitting lovely vibrant sunny upbeat vibes. Braindance with high serotonin and dopamine levels.
Released 14th September 2018
Acid. Breakbeat. Santoor. Old Skool. Hardcore Breaks. West meets East. Roots. Heritage. Esfahaan. Techno. 100 Copies. Farsi. East meets West. 303. Persian. Electro. DJ Mixing Tool. Culture. Bass. Dombak. Bleeps. Sound System. 808. Pars. Shiraz. Existence Is Resistance. House. Khaab (Dream). Cult Classic. Haul & Pull. Rare. Anaar. Beats. Artist Formally Known As PP. Riddims. Caspian Sea. DubPlates. Iranian. Nagmeh. Electronic. Ghormeh Sabzi. Same People. Limited Edition. Persepolis. Dub. 909. Koobideh. Free Style. Tehran. Authentic. Vinyl. Persian Prince. Underground. Dr Otto Hesslein... Don’t miss out on this 1 off limited edition Vinyl!
a1. DR Hesslein
a2. Existence Is ResistanceE (Part 2)
b1. Khaab Retwist (PT 1)
b2. Khaab Retwist (PT 2)
Released 28th September
Hailing from Montreal, Canada is M.S.L. For their BAKK debut the duo present three rugged floor oriented tracks. A fast paced belter for the A side and two nuanced electro tracks for the flip. Comes in hand printed artwork provided by the BAKK Quebecian Consulate.
b1. Alva C