Release Date: 16th July 2021
We Welcome smooth criminals ADMNTi and T. Jacques back to the Dansu Discs family with their split ‘Platform Alteration’ EP.
Both sides providing heavy basslines with added groove. If you’re not already ready to return to the dance-floor, then this one will give you that much needed assist.
a1. ADMNTi - Overthink
a2. ADMNTi - Hypersphere
b1. T. Jacques - Five Dollar Shake
b2. T. Jacques - Blunted
Release Date: 12th March 2021
Alex Jann & DJ Haus return under their Cyberdine Systems Corp. alias with a 4 tracker taking in IDM-infused Electro & House - backed with a fully charged Legowelt Remix!
a1. Cyberdine Systems Corp. - Program State
a2. Cyberdine Systems Corp. - Program State (Legowelt Remix)
b1. Cyberdine Systems Corp. - Initialise
b2. Cyberdine Systems Corp. - Execute Command
b3. Cyberdine Systems Corp. - Reboot Complete
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Last Magpie launches his new label Sounds Good Sound with the help from good friend youandewan - Kicking off with a brand new deep-house scorcher "Looking Through Windows” - showcasing the melodic house grooves he has showcased for labels such as Hypercolour, Me Me Me and 20/20 Vision. On the flip Youandewan remixes Looking Though Windows into a super deep house extended player with all eyes on the dance floor.
a1. Last Magpie - Looking Through Windows
b1. Last Magpie - Looking Through Windows (Youandewan Remix)
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: 4th September 2020
Interflow EP is the second studio EP by English producer Joe Newham on Houseum Records, released under his stage name Gavinco. The album's musical style is described as a synthesis or musical library of electronic sounds incorporated with the acid jazz instrumentation.
This EP is a collection of five tracks starting with the hypnotic yes transient track "Much Love" with the singer Abela. The second track "Regards" brings up the motion in the EP. That takes you on a tropical yet tantalizing trip with the solo piano riffs and arithmetic glockenspiel.
Third is "Interflow" with the long lasting journey of muted trumpets and saxophone riffs that are accompanied by the live instrumentation of drum and bongo. We then move on to the fourth track "Movate" , This track pushes you back out into the dance groove with the heavy live bass recording that has been incorporated into the old school electronic 4/4 house rhythm.
Finally we finish with the bonus digital track "Imagination" with the upbeat disco drum pattern and lavish ballroom style of house music.
a1. Gavinco - Much Love
a2. Gavinco - Regards
b1. Gavinco - Interflow
b2. Gavinco - Manner
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Fresh Fruits from Christian Kroupa accompanied by a remix from Fruit Merchant associate Manuel Fischer. This record marks the fifth instalment from Hidden Spheres Fruit Merchant Label and the first for 2020.
Christian would like to thank his mum and Dad for their love and support.
a1. Christian Kroupa - A Little Flower
a2. Christian Kroupa - Bouquet Of Flowers
b1. Christian Kroupa - Blind To Beauty
b2. Christian Kroupa - Blind To Beauty (Manuel Fischer Remix)
Release Date: 13th March 2020
'Break The House' is a brand new label from the crew who brought us the highly successful 'Rave 2 The Grave' series. This time, fusing rare & classic influential house hooks with a modern & highly original breaks house vibe.
a1. Cell Out - Where Love Lives
b1. Cell Out & Sleeper Cell - Good Life
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 - 28th June 2019
German duo Raumakustik are next up on Hot Creations with Animal / Waves, a stunning two track release that features a re-edit from label frontman Jamie Jones.
Animal starts proceedings, as a bouncing reverberating kick gives way to a synth-filled build up. An echoing vocal sample states “acid feel”, before hitting once again with a choppy, swinging bassline. Next up, Jamie Jones delivers a re-edit of Waves, featuring tinny hi-hats, hollow pops and a bouncing arcade build up that is guaranteed to cause a stir on any dancefloor.
Having released their Raider EP on sub-label Hot Trax and Dem A Pree on Emerald City, Raumakustik make their first appearance on Hot Creations. Respected producers in the house and techno scenes, they have also released on the likes of Suara, Toolroom and Microtonal Records. Jamie Jones is someone who needs little introduction.
Founder of Hot Creations as well as the Paradise event series, there are few feats left for the Welshman to conquer. Countless esteemed releases coupled with a passion-lead vision have seen Jones become a true master of his craft.
b. Waves (Jamie Jones Re-edit)
Release Date: 3rd May 2019
Italian electronic music mastermind ABYSSY and the Marseille underground hero DONARRA, share for the ALLEY VERSION's 4th release the split E.P. "CLOSE".
ABYSSY aka Mayo Soulomon has, over the years, released records of great interest for Mathematics, New Interplanetary Melodies and many other labels, marked by Detroit and Chicago influences reworked in his personal complex cut.
DONARRA comes to ALLEY VERSION after two beautiful E.P. for Skylax Records and La Chinerie, and recently spotted with its synth-dark-industrial-punk moniker Cardinal & Nun, on L.I.E.S.
a1. Abyssy - Close To Me
a2. Abyssy - Lower Michigan Ave
b1. Donarra - Nostalgie Futuriste
b2. Donarra - Rivières Lumineuses
Repress Release Date: 28th February 2020
Still reeling from their sought-after Ross EP on the hugely respected Natural Sciences label, Warren Raww present the To Adelaide EP, the first release on the newly founded, Bristol-based imprint, Piff Records.
The Adelaide duo have produced a 12 that ups the energy of their July EP, whilst still delivering on their own brand of melodic, synth-laden house music. This time flanked by comrades Arthur Miles and Freddie Norwood, they add to the already high volume of talent currently emanating from Australia.
The A1, 9 On Court 3, plays on the more low-end driven aspect of Warren Raww’s production style, with an off-kilter bass line bouncing erratically over the top of the slightly swung, punchy percussion, topped with a spaced-out, saturated synth palet. Fans of Kyle Hall’s From Joy and the deeper end of Lobster Theremin will resonate strongly with Neighbours, a more relaxed, broken number, augmented with small piano runs and sewn together with a contemplative chord progression asking of the listener a more emotional nuance.
On Jessica’s Place, Arthur Miles strips down to lay the foundations for a tasty, warp-drenched number, complementing his gliding pads with a great selection of raw percussion and improvised synth lines, culminating in a combination of soft and rugged. Freddie Norwood rounds off the four-track EP with Parallel To The Sky, a continuation of the stripped back, broken beat approach. He slowly builds musical blocks bringing in more and more melodic hooks before affirming his dreamy canvas with a welcomed bassline that swims around the vocal sample before the final drum rolls bring the EP to a close.
a1. Warren Raww - 9 On Court 3
a2. Warren Raww - Neighbours
b1. Arthur Miles - Jessica's Place
b2. Freddie Norwood - Parallel To The Sky
Release Date: 13th November 2020
South London favourites Chaos in the CBD come back to Rhythm Section International one year after their breakthrough EP ‘Midnight in Peckham’. The original EP captured a moment in time in a way few songs can manage. It was hailed as a masterpiece, capturing the attention of all who listened, as evidenced by the unquenchable demand for the 12”.
This follow up EP is an equally sublime collection of tracks that revel in the late night soulful feel that Chaos in The CBD have been honing over the past two years. The music’s strength lies in it’s subtlety - the tracks demand your attention in an effortless fashion and hold it, right ‘till the last beat. Another unbelievably powerful record from RS INTL, who are proving to be unstoppable of late. BUY ON SIGHT!
a1. Invisible Spectrum
b2. Significant Others
Release Date: 13th November 2020
Rhythm Section International proudly presents it’s 8th offering from local boys Chaos in the CBD. Born in New Zealand, but based in Peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from Henry Wu and Bradley Zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in London town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield.
Having already released internationally on labels such as ClekClekBoom (Paris), Hot Haus (London) and Amadeus (Montreal), the duo’s approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished EP, Midnight in Peckham.
Taking it’s title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of Ron Trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of Burial. These 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in it’s truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . Chaos in the CBD have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely London and infact, timeless.
a1. Chaos in the CBD - Trust Is Key
a2. Chaos in the CBD - Observe
b1. Chaos in the CBD - Midnight in Peckham
b2. Chaos in the CBD - Luxury Motivation