Released 5th October
Housemeister joins Herbert’s ever burgeoning Accidental Jnr roster with an EP of definitive leftfield techno clout. Lead track Late At Night pulsates with a piercing vocal hook whilst a remix of the track from Matthew Herbert offers a funkier and altogether darker edge. Other offerings on the release are the acid inflected Der kleine König Dezember and closing the show is the simple but affecting Funk That which really speaks for itself. Housemeister has never looked to conform to the genre rule book and this latest release is no different with serious execution and cheeky playfulness in equal measure.
a1. Late at Night
a2. Der kleine König
b1. Late at Night (Matthew Herbert Should Have Played That Dub)
b2. Funk That
Released 12th October
Part 5 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. Originally released on the Phono label in 1995/96 the ‘Parts’ series from Matthew Herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. This series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. The mix of Herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. The odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. All newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘Deeper’, ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Resident’, ‘People That Make the Music’ and ‘See You on Monday’.
a1. Move It
a2. Our Love (Has Got Me Movin')
b1. UK Spring
b2. Love the DJ
Released 19th October 2018
DJ Haus Enters The Unknown is a yearly compilation looking back at the last 12 months of UTTU releases - some obvious highlights but emphasis on overlooked b sides too. It’s also an opportunity to work with friends outside of the UTTU label by including exclusive collaborations and tracks from the UTTU extended family. Ahead of the full compilation release UTTU present a triple vinyl edition of the exclusive tracks and collaborations featuring: Legowelt, DJ Deeon, DJ Seinfeld, DJ Normal 4, Marquis Hawkes, DJ Boring & many more.
a1. Hugo Massien & DJ Haus – Network Processor
a2. DJ Seinfeld – Tell Me What U Want
b1. Legowelt – Amateur Astronomy
b2. DJ Boring & DJ Haus – Los Apson?
c1. DJ Deeon & DJ Haus – Jerkin’ Houz
c2. Asquith – This Time
c3. Textasy - Chillin' At The Beach
d1. Marquis Hawkes & DJ Haus - Dance
d2. The Analogue Cops - Neukolln Boutique
e1. Justin Cudmore - Straight No Chaser
e2. Robert Dietz - Junk Mail Gem
f1. DJ Normal 4 - UFO Spotted At Ruhr
f2. Dixon Avenue Basement Jams & DJ Haus - Bullet Brain
f3. TRP - Stellar
Released 26th October
Australian Wizzards made a big impression with their debut called Ross. Now they return on the newly born Andarta label. They raise the bar even further: five stunning underground dance tracks. A strong combination of clever drum programming and musicality!
a1. Raps to Get in
a2. Is You Is
b1. Or Is You Isn't
b2. Cosmos Select
Released 5th October
In the wake of a spread of releases Urulu arrives, the latest convert to the Kalahari Oyster Cult. “Transworld” is the American artist’s first gift to the diety. The track physically jitters into life as broken beats and classic samples give rise to an elusive melody of spaced out synthlines and expansive arcs. Shapes are a central theme of the EP, like the exotic curves, playful percussion and full bodied bass of “Precinct 9.” Urulu toys with assumed structures, nowhere is this more evident than in the bizarre and brilliant medley of bleeps, honks, squeaks and bold beats that make up “Groove Therapy.” Trippy samples introduce “Precinct 9 (Extremix),” a final psychedelic trip of Technicolor trance to bring the listener back from a journey known as Ex-Terrestrial.
a2. Precinct 9
b1. Groove Therapy
b2. Precinct 9 (Ex-Terrestrial's Extremix)
Expected November 2018
Part 4 of 5 to be released over the coming couple of months. Originally released on the Phono label in 1995/96 the ‘Parts’ series from Matthew Herbert are a much loved collection of house tracks that sound just as original and bold today as they did when they were first released. This series of 12”s were part of an early wave of exploratory dance music that paved the way for the deep house that still works its magic on dance-floors in 2018 some 25 years later. The mix of Herbert’s playfulness alongside expertly grooving production and unusual sounds makes this unique collection of work. The odd few tracks aside this is the first time that these releases have ever been repressed. All newly remastered for this reissue series, the releases include stone cold club classics such as ‘Deeper’, ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Resident’, ‘People That Make the Music’ and ‘See You on Monday’.
b1. Take Me Back
Released 14th September 2018
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a1. DR Hesslein
a2. Existence Is ResistanceE (Part 2)
b1. Khaab Retwist (PT 1)
b2. Khaab Retwist (PT 2)
Released 14th September
Our fifth series we invite non other then Hank YM
Originating from Adelaide while performing and producing as half of the duo ‘Warren Raww’, Hank YM got his start by throwing a string of events in the well catered establishment ‘Sugar Nightclub’. While supporting and hosting the likes of Funkineven, Damiano Von Erkcert, Mark Grusane and Florist, ambition turned more towards production in 2017. Taking inspiration from fellow Adelaide musicians such as Mic Mills, Arthur Miles and Freddie Norwood (Untzz Records), the focus in Hank’s sound has always been to create a unique experience, with sets flowing from roots percussion through to house and disco. First debuting with a strong release on Australian Label ‘Centre Source Records’, ‘Wabi-Sabi’ placed focus on percussion and lush chords inspired from Japanese aesthetic.
Hank then released on UK imprint ‘Dansu-Discs’ that has been met with praise from all parts of the globe. After completing a series of shows in UK/Europe late 2017 (under both alias’) and playing alongside some notable names such as DMX Krew and Asquith (Lobster records), Hank now settles back in the musical melting pot of Melbourne. With releases in the works for 2018 under the two projects, the future is promising for the young up and comer
a1. Hank YM - Knoe
a2. Hank YM - 214 (Sunrise Mix)
b1. Hank YM - Like I Did feat. DJ Heure
b2. Hank YM - Theme To Dancehall
b3. Hank YM - 214 (Dusk Mix)
Released 2nd November
Eternity and a day. In the early nineties Automation were the masters of UK rave. 27 years later its about time to refresh one of their finest moments. Extended original version comes with three stunning remixes.
a1. Original 1991 Version
a2. Automations 2018 Refresh
b1. Johannes Regnier Remix
b2. Adesse Versions Remix
Released 12th October
That warm and dreamy Italian sound is experiencing a huge revival for a while now. Some of the best new cuts in this genre come from the Cosmic Rhythm camp. Producers Nicolas and Michele combine forces to deliver you this awesome new Rydm Sectors EP called Summertime. 4 deep house bombs with pumping club vibe!
a1. Summertime (Rimini Remix)
a2. Into the Music
b1. The Sun (Adriatic Remix)
b2. U Got Me
Released 7th September
Wow, how time flies. I can’t believe I am putting out record number five already. This release comes from star of the future Adam Pits. I have known Adam for a long time as he was a few years below me at school and then proceeded to go to uni in Leeds like I did. He is from the same crew as Breaka, and there must be something in the water up there because these guys and the rest of their mates are producing the best shit in town right now. It is a privilege to put out Adam’s first piece of wax because these two tunes are dynamite from start to finish.
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. Socket Power
b1. Balance Beam
b2. Socket Power (Junq Remix)
Released 7th September 2018
After Marcin Krupa’s jazz laden pumpers on Sour Edits Vol 2, Sour Edits is back with a four-tracker featuring the first vinyl release from emerging talent Braga Circuit alongside label boss Xxxy.
The A1 is the collaboration between the two artists “take you there”. Slamming drums, melancholic vocals and soaring soul samples to bring a tear to the eye and a pump to the fist
A2 “one I got” is a straight up romantic soul swinger from the boy wonder on his own, craftily chopped samples sit alongside swinging drums to get any good dancefloor moving
B1 “I won’t, I never” sees Xxxy mixing Baltimore breaks with romantic vocals and soaring strings for another tears on the dancefloor moment.
B2 “What you do to me” closes out the record with a slap bass fest that builds and builds.......
a1. Braga Circuit & Xxxy - Take You There
a2. Braga Circuit - One I Got
b1. Xxxy - I Won't I Never
b2. Xxxy - What You Do To Me (TDK Mix)
Released 14th September
BAR records is the lovechild of BAR Rotterdam, a club founded in 2013. BAR records will release a variety of music linked to the club, by people that are regularly playing in the laid back colorful space that is BAR. We are excited to announce the first release with French label owner of Macadam Mambo, Sacha Mambo, who made us some trippy originals, and local Fader (from Borneo). He created a trancy banger aswell as a more dreamy house track.
a1. Sacha Mambo - Black Summer
a2. Sacha Mambo - Beaubar (Acid Psychedelic Mix)
b1. Fader - Mode 500
b2. Fader - Denox
Released 28th September 2018
The first release on Tava Discs arrives courtesy of label-founder Beigean, confidently establishing their remit of discovering and showcasing charismatic house and techno from a gritty, DIY perspective. Influenced by a diverse joyful musical upbringing of East Coast hip-hop, turn of the millennium tribal techno, UK bass, Punjabi folk and Bollywood disco, each of the four tracks on Beigean's EP flawlessly but daringly weave each of these specific musical avenues into hyper-specific and utterly physical tapestries of sound, road-tested and engineered to turn open-minded dancefloors outside of their heads.
The record’s unrelenting focus on groove is immediately established by a vintage disco bassline on Baat, one that's suddenly submerged in reverb and reintroduced with a stuttering, echo-laden female vocal chop, one of many elements cribbed from the vast, all-vinyl Bollywood soundtrack archive of Beigean's father. Here, these audience-pleasing chorus lines are respectfully blended with a very different purpose, building to a memorable disco climax and stitched together with an authentic reel-to-reel appeal. On Kyaa, a punchy, admirably bouncy bassline rides another obscure musical number, one that's soon buried under a cresting wave of acidic feedback, creating a weightless moment of sensory rave pleasure from the most unexpected of sources.
Beginning the reverse trip, 'Geet' takes things in a tougher, trippier and more percussive direction, constantly pushing and pulling tension built around corresponding male and female vocal samples. Here, a tough UK attitude immediately makes its presence known in the hard-hitting drum work, playfully offset by grandiose and grainy interjections from the vintage peak of Indian cinema. The EP concludes with 'Mein', arguably the more uncompromising and dense moment of the record, creating a constantly unfolding and kinetic distillation of Beigean's notable influences, and delivering each transformed through layers of reverb and distortion, then uplifted by a cosmic, Buchla-like synth interjection.
Rooted in a cross-generational and cross-cultural heritage specific to UK dance and rave culture, Beigean's debut EP announces a new talent with an irresistible perspective.
Released 17th August 2018
Under cover for many years, this Affie Yusuf two tracker finally sees the light of day on the acclaimed Mindyourhead imprint. Comes on a generally deep green, mixed colour marbled 12’’ vinyl.
Affie Yusuf paved the way UK Acid House scene and so much more, releasing Techno and Acid throughout his career. Mindyourhead Records recognises that sometimes you need to look a little bit into the past to move ahead and has re-launched the label with this vinyl only release.
‘Parrot Soup’ is a fine example of just how a track title can have absolutely no relevance to the music whatsoever. This is a lovingly constructed example of how to convey images with sound; this music renders images brimming with joy and loss, icy cold chills and the warmth of the first rays of sun on a spring morning. Tight, punchy drums with crisp 808 snares and driving toms lovingly complimented with dream-like pad sequences, soul searching strings and lush bassline form a quality crossover track that will appeal to lovers of many styles of Techno and House.
‘Something Special’ is on a different tip, more driving and direct in style with the ‘Everybody…’/ ‘Something Special’ vocal samples put to great use (need to be heard in context!) and that essential marching ‘Affie Acid’ bassline. The lead follows a similar pattern to the Acid but pulls your head in a slightly different direction leaving the listener suitably twisted!! This proper ‘Party Acid’ has just the right level of balls to destroy a dancefloor without scaring off the faint of heart. Lovely work Affie!!
a. Something Special For You
b. Parrot Soup