FIT SOUND welcomes Moscow's OL to the label with his debut 12", Lada Passenger. Three late night dance floor stompers that pay special attention to textures of percussion, woven with expert touches of melody and bass. Essential tracks for the working DJ from an artist that is clearly coming into his own!
a1. Lada passenger
b1. Study drum
b2. Life span
The third from Farbwechsel and the first one from Route 8 is back on vinyl. 'Mental Murder' EP is a lo-fi jack gem with four tracks from The Prince himself and a remix from the Houston-based house wizard Miguel Flaco. 'Mental Murder' is a fateful stab wound with a blunt, rusty knife straight to your brain, which causes a kind of lobotomy happiness.
a2. Slim City
a3. Mental Murder
b1. Never Ending
b2. Till Dawn
Fulgeance & DJ Scientist are back with more dope material from their beat laboratory. Last year's debut album 'The Soviet Tape' featured their beat-fuelled take on funk, soul and jazz grooves. For the first release on the newly-established Excursions imprint, 'A Soviet Disco Excursion' follows up with three amazing edits strictly for the dancefloor.
Fulgeance takes on Charaunіtsy (Sorceress), a relatively unknown female band from Belorussia transforming it into a low slung, pure soulful disco flute funk groove that is a guaranteed DJ sureshot. Latvian singer Mirdza Zivere is next with an edit of her classic cosmic disco track "Vienmer but" - a track made famous by the group Modo.
On side B, Scientist edited/remixed Tatyana Kochergina's "Igray, Skripka, Igray (Play Violin Play)" which delivers some Philly and Italo disco flavours - belying it's Soviet-era Ukraine roots to devastating dancefloor effect! This vinyl only release is the first in a series of edits from the London based label.
1. Sorceress - I Wait For You (Fulgeance Edit)
2. Mirdza Zivere - Vienmer But (Fulgeance Edit)
3. Tatyana Kochergina - Igray, Skripka, Igray (DJ Scientist Edit)
Deep Site Vinylized return with a special 4 track V/A release for those late summer parties, Marc Cotterell opens thing up with the organ-powered garage infected Sunset Vibes.
Synthesizer solos dominate the view while subtle Rhodes and B-3 phrases meander in the funky framework.
Next up welcoming an old deep house favourite from Glasgow Calum Walker of Fresh and Low delivering the beautifully understated String Theory which builds like a cinematic theme tailor made for dance floors.
Synths pulses and dramatic themes intermingle with subtle string lines laying boldly within driving rhythms.
The flip side brings a return to Deep Site for Addex who comes on smooth and strong with Blazing, utilizing solid drums and bubbling percussive edges.
The synth pads build slowly in juxtaposition with the cloud stabs and analogue melodic flourishes.
Closing with Erotic Soul from Even Furtuna featuring The Writers Poet is a Chicago deep styled gem with its gorgeously stated poetry flowing through a bed of bass, organ, and builds.
The main infectious riff plays well off of the verse breaks. Enjoy!
Release Date: 12th September
Detroit isn't just a place. Sure, it IS a place, and those who physically live there know its triumphs and its tragedies far better than anyone else. But Detroit is also a feeling, a sound, a philosophical home for those who connect with the futuristic, dystopian sounds of Detroit techno and electro on a deep level.
Those tendrils of connection reach far and wide, bringing people from all over the world into orbit with the people and sounds of the city, connecting through the snap of a snare, the wiggly groove winding its way through the beat, the beauty in the sound of strings, the anger in a bubbling bassline.
On this label collaboration between two modern purveyors of techno and electro, Detroit Underground and Detroit Techno Militia have brought their game face and also connected Detroit with producers from elsewhere who've long been tapped into the techno and electro zeitgeist.
Activating legendary techno mystery collective Scan 7 for the leadoff title track Direct Effect, they take us on a high speed chase, a desperately frenetic percussion jam crunching its way through the bass bedrock for maximum damage.
DTM's T.Linder then slams down the accelerator on a brutal remix, kicking up the stomp and reversing the bass for a subtle melodic turn, while the ride cymbals cut deep enough to draw blood.
Romania's Andrew Red Hand, known for his fierce electro production, does not disappoint with his remix. He drops down into the classic low slung bass and snare rhythm, letting the metallic bass bubble up like a submariner surfacing with soundsystem intact.
Rounding out with a cave dwelling minimalist stomper are extant techno legends Teste. Originally from Hamilton, now based in Berlin, Teste bring their hypnotic sensibility to a hammer beat to end the remix lineup with a bang.
Packing much sonic variety into four tracks, Direct Effect shows that Detroit's heart is still beating strong, collecting people in the path of its sound, mapping out a line between techno soldiers far and wide. It's what made the city great, and why it remains the spiritual home of techno.
Release Date: 04.10
Antonio from Pescara, Italy now living in Frankfurt Germany, is doing a 5 killer, no filler experience on the 4th Deeptrax release. Yeah, this guy is on fire, aiming heavy hitting 'tape techno' tracks which are greatly timed.... some with pace, others with that charming Italian passion into it like a madman in a stylish Ferrari. We are very excited with these harsh groovin' but deep basement tracks for these wrenching, pumped up, club nights in abandoned warehouses. Raw Chicago house and Detroit techno on a twist. Mad, dope beats over lovely lo-fi synth sounds, this is no-compromise heaven. Clubbing future should be like this with exciting, straight in your face tracks full of deeper thoughts, eating dance-floors.
Again greatly analogue mastered by Thee J Johanz from Ballyhoo.
b1. Jeffrey’s Bay
b3. Broken Tongue
A1. Decadence & Decay
A2. Outer states
B2. Times of Dependence
Release Date: 5th December
Rotterdam based 25 Places are back on Dirt Crew with a bang! since their Love More release in 2015 the boys have been hard at work and have just released an EP for Chez Damier on his Prescription Records sub label Balance.
The bounce begins with Party In The Hills hosting a huge kick, loopy Rhodes, squelching bass, Ragga flavoured vocal and squeaky lead, it's straight up good times right from the get go. An infectious groove on this one! "Closing Title Song" heads into deep soaring territory, it's forward house beat and pulsing synth lead intertwine with loose tropical percussion and a rhapsodic horn hook.
On the flip we have Laurence Guy who does not really need an introduction anymore, the man has been all over the place since this year's releases on Cin Cin, Outplay and the imminent Church where he dropped two big EP's Bamboo and Kojak. Here he takes on the soulful deep Chicago House of 25 Places and turns it into a 90's
breakbeat acid galore of ecstasy tingled UK House.
Places wrap up the rave session with Backyard Stories,
a raw and bouncing, bass face inducing jam.
Uplifting and dirty in one stroke, its thumping kick and feverous
melodies make it impossible not to move.
a1. Party in the Hills
a2. Closing Title Song
b1. Closing Title Song - ( Laurence Guy Remix )
b2. Backyard Stories
Release Date: 1st December 2017
The ‘Lost Tapes’ compilation will include some of their seminal classics, unreleased versions and a brand new single from Swayzak & Richard Davis, all paving way for the new album next year.
The compilation will be released on vinyl over 3 consecutive EPs ahead of the digital release:
a1. Illegal (Bigga Bush Version)
b2. Swayzak & Richard Davis - Sunshine