Release Date: 22nd June 2018
Following the exclusive heavy mix compilation that Jimi Jules knocked out for us recently, it’s time to deliver on those exclusives via two EP’s from the man himself and we kick things off with EP number one, ‘Midnight Juggernaut’ where Jules’ studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty Recondite. Jimi’s ‘Abandoned Soul’ original starts the EP and is equal parts moody as it is groovy as classic 303 acid fuses with Jules’ post modern drum programming resulting in a smooth, yet energetic ride into the shimmering corners of dance floor euphoria. Recondite steps up and delivers a beautiful rework of ‘Abandoned Soul’ in true Recondite fashion keeping all the original parts in tact while incorporating the lush melodic progressions he is so well known for.
Next up is the title track from the EP ‘Midnight Juggernaut’, where Jules shows his affinity for artfully crafted minimalism as remnants of early Perlon stylings merge with a more modern melodic approach where the seemingly empty spaces are filled lush, sonic textures. Rounding out the EP is ‘Othervision’ as Jules’ puts “four to the floor” to full use as one single lead line carries the tune to an incognito crescendo of emotion emanating in a well thought out and expertly crafted EP with something for everyone and every situation.
a1. Abandoned Soul
a2. Midnight Juggernaut
b1. Abandoned Soul (Recondite Remix)
Release Date: 1st June 2018
Deep space techno electro on TRUST celebrating the label's year XX. /DL/MS/ is the viennese duo behind recent Frustrated Funk outing, 'Omakuda', last year's TRUST29, 'Rogue Intent', as well as one of the most-played electro tracks of 2017 - their remix of Second Storey's 'Attack Of The Modlings'. 'Exit Ghosts' takes the /DL/MS/ sound far into haunted new orbits, trading some of its earthy rumble for more ethereal emanations. stark and sombre bass signals return, but find themselves enveloped in delicately threaded string anomalies, copious amounts of melodic ectoplasm, and spirit-like liquid funk dilutions. Vinyl 12" contains three locked grooves and ships in new TRUST XX color sleeves.
b1. Exit Ghost
b2. Terminal Din A
Release Date: 1st June 2018
Redshape stars in another deep tripping, sci-fi odyssey on his imprint for present 16. Opening The Gate reveals a slow but surely building burner that is classic Redshape, ripping the space-time continuum fabric apart at it's spoken word climax narrating of solar winds, cosmic ray particles and the speed of light. Heed the track's unmistakable call and take flight on an interplanetary elevator with parched, bone-dry percussion, twisting lines with propulsive bass and growls that rumble underneath, enveloping you in an air cabin of Jedi-level sound design prowess. The ride truly begins next with Voyager. It's all aboard a throbbing deep low end countered by floating, melancholic sustained chords with twinkling bleeps and fading bloops that light up like the star-studded Milky Way. Frantic hi hats and modulated percussion work keep riders on the edge of their seat through this fantasy space-age joyride at warp speed.
a. The Gate
Release Date: 22nd June 2018
Rod Malmok's (aka ROD) debut-album title track receives proper reworks from Stanislav Tolkachev and The Advent & Zein. 1 for the mind & 1 for the body, this is essential stuff!
a. Back To Square One (Stanislav Tolkachev Remix)
b. Back To Square One (The Advent And Zein Remix)
Release Date: 22nd June 2018
Next up on Donato Dozzy and Neel's Spazio Disponibile label is close friend and Italian producer Marco Shuttle. The Eerie label-boss is a regular on the label having put out his Systema album here last year, as well as his Flauto Synthetico EP in 2016. His always meticulously crafted sound is rooted in dark, cavernous techno. He finds plenty of new ground in each new release, though, with some tracks being haunting ambient works and others more propulsive rhythms. This new EP features just that across four typically inventive and absorbing tracks that are as much for your head as they are for your heel.
a1. Aural Dawn
Release Date: 1st June 2018
After an excellent 12inch on Rosten label SSTROM drops his first full length Otider, which is by far the most diverse offering of the project encompassing elements of different genres and putting them in woolen and dense sonic textures. Otider could be loosely translated as un-times or non-times. It positions the tracks out of specific context and rather represents them as some rediscovered artifacts relating to personal experiences of the artist. Otider slightly distances SSTROM from techno label as the compositions elegantly drift between lush transparency and thick grooves of outsider/lo-fi house as in Kronofobi or Svvaren or sensitive, yet subtly monolith and mellow techno on Damm and I Huvudet. In Modernisten we can even trace echoes of coldwave/synth aesthetics with melancholic guitars sweeping over hypnotic rhythmic patterns, while closer Sov Nu introduces something which reminds a darker form of garage music with light synthpads constantly surfacing among raw mechanical beats. All the tracks were created over a relatively long period between 2010 and 2017 by employing the process where he let his hands work automatically without interference from his head. This freedom could be felt across the release, which juggles with different musical forms so lightly and organically, but at the same time maintains a coherent vision, which illustrates the vast scope and diversity of the artist.
a3. I Huvudet
b5. Sov Nu
Released 1st June
Classy, EBM dominated & centered integration of Techno & far-out, noisy Electronics (in gatefold sleeve w/ download code)
a1. In Blac
b1. We Are the Darkness
b3. Worlds Collapse
b4. No Answers
c1. Nano Creator
c2. One Floor
c3. Fire God!
d1. Fall Into Oblivion
d3. All of Us
d4. Slave Out
Released 1st June 2018
More than ten years since he first emerged on Skull Disco, Appleblim presents his debut album. The label he co-founded with Shackleton was the first the world heard of his productions, but Laurie Osborne’s innate relationship with electronic music culture reaches back much further than those groundbreaking early days of dubstep. Early days spent soaking up hardcore, jungle, techno and plenty more besides were fundamental foundations from which to spring into the then-unknown realms of sub-low half-step club music. At that time FWD>> and DMZ were the church for this ritualistic sound, and Appleblim was a regular fixture at both.
As dubstep matured, magnified, mutated and meandered, so Appleblim moved beyond Skull Disco to explore different avenues of expression in the new many- layered club music landscape. His own Apple Pips imprint was a natural vessel on which to explore the emergent fusions of hardcore-derived sounds and the US-born house, techno and electro, while labels such as Aus Music equally provided a home for his work (often alongside Komonazmuk). Meanwhile long-standing collaborations with Alec Storey (Al Tourettes / Second Storey) finally manifested in the hyper-modern mind-twist of ALSO, captured as an album on legendary rave label R&S.
More recently it’s been possible to hear Appleblim delve into electro-acoustic and ambient production alongside bassweight sounds on Tempa, one of the original bastions of dubstep culture. As the existing boundaries between genres, cultures, eras and scenes continue to dissolve, on his debut album Appleblim offers up a fresh approach that brings some of the foundational sound ethics of rave culture into a modern framework.
Hardcore breaks are still a regular sound source in contemporary club tracks, but on Life In A Laser it’s instantly apparent that Appleblim has moved beyond choosing popular drum samples to truly tap into the elusive feeling engendered by the music of the era. It’s a tricky feat to manage, but in the pie-eyed chords of “Ignite”, the subby 808 tom basslines on “NCI” or the Mr. Fingers synth flex on “Manta Key” the sonic finish sports the same understated grit and grime that made those early records so timeless. There’s still space for modernism, not least on snaking 2-step killer “I Think We'll Let The Gas Sort This One Out”, but it’s offset by a layer of dust, not to mention an inherent moodiness that can’t be faked.
This fine balance of rave romanticism and future-minded approaches binds together in a cohesive conceptual statement. First and foremost it’s Appleblim’s personal reflection on the music that has moved him on countless dancefloors since his first flirtations with soundsystem culture. At the same time the canny influx of modern ideas into the soundworld of the 90s genuinely results in a new proposition, making for a perfect fit on the modern-day ‘ardcore fetishists label of choice, Sneaker Social Club. Many may claim to draw on old-skool influences in their modern trax, but take one listen to “Flows From Within” and you’ll feel the same time-slipping surge of future-shock as the ravers at Lost, Dreamscape, The Dungeons, Clink Street, Blue Note and all those other iconic spots.
a1. Life In A Laser
a3.I Think We'll Let The Gas Sort This One Out
b2. Manta Key
c1. Flows From Within
c2. Chrome Mist
d1. Astral Light
Release Date: 1st June 2018
ESHU, the production collective and record label from Nijmegen are back with their next offering. Their 12th release is a various artists release that features BLM, J?burg and Steven Siwalette alongside label members Ivano Tetelepta and Jocelyn Abell. It comes on the heels of Tetelepta's absorbing dub techno album, Senang, and is another high class offering. Nijmegen based Siwalette is first, previously contributed to the label as part of SYS. His Stragglers is a sparse but atmospheric track with industrial drones and slowly turning drums taking you through a desolate factory late at night. His second offering is Alien Encounter which is just as it sounds - a spooky, unsettling bit of cinematic sound design with menacing bass and icy pads all growing in loudness until they eventually consume your mind. Lastly on the A-side, UK producer and Fear of Flying label boss BLM lays down a skeletal groove that's embellished with beautiful, yawning synths. Scattered little details and fx making this a cavernous piece that encourages your mind to wander and get lost. On the flip, Jocelyn Abell and Ivano Tetelepta cook up a heavyweight, mid tempo bit of dub techno with sharp hits and rolling kicks lulling you into a trance. Last of all, the emerging J?burg picks up the pace with a perfectly chiselled bit of rock solid dub with looping drums and icy hi hats sinking you deep into its midst. This is an excellent EP that packs in a range of fascinating sounds for both the home and the club.
a1. Steven Siwalette - Stragglers
a2. Steven Siwalette - Alien Encounter
a3. BLM - Front Room
b1. Ivano Tetelepta & Jocelyn Abell - Rainforest
b2. Jøburg - Solid Substance 002
Released 22nd June 2018
Schvitz Edits returns for its second release with a 12" sure to ignite dance floors this summer and beyond! Having found gold on a debut release filled with unexpected and unique flips of non dance music classics, Nathan Micay aka Bwana keeps the fire going, this time with some help from his friends.
On Side-A we are treated to a fierce stomping take on Dead Can Dance’s timeless ‘Song of Sophia’, courtesy of everyone’s favourite Berlin via Arizona sparkly desert rat. On the flip, Glasgow favourite Perko re-crafts Sergio Mendes’ ‘Magalenha’ into a driving tour de force. A great return for one of the freshest edits labels in the game at the moment!
a1. Dead Can Dance - Song of Sophia (9000 Cybernetic Goth Street Version)
b1. S.Mendes - Magalenha (Perko's Firecracker Mix)
Released 18th May 2018
7th Storey Projects are delighted to announce their latest classic re-issue; Jungle Buddha - Seven Chambers EP.
Several years in the making, this limited edition 2 x 12" release features 7 tracks made back in 1993 by Jungle Buddha, including all four from the insanely rare and sought-after Jungle Buddha EP, originally released on Poetic Justice in 1993.
It also contains The Chamber, which has never been released on vinyl before, as well as one previously unreleased track rescued from the original DATs, and rounded off with the techno-stomper 'Purple Gnome'.
The tracks have been remastered from the original DATs, with restoration by Simpatico Mastering and mastered and cut by Beau at Ten Eight Seven, and pressed at Optimal:Media GMBH in Germany.
a1. Hired Gun
b1. Drug Me (Remix)
b2. Hired Gun (Ez-Man Remix)
c1. The Chamber
c2. Living In The Lie
d1. Untitled (Unreleased)
d2. Purple Gnome
Released 18th May
Record Store Day Release - Ltd 12" Vinyl pressed on 180g. 500 copies Worldwide.
Sergio Vilas has previously produced under Kube 72 and D00sh touring Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and America playing alongside artists like Carl Cox, Dave Clarke, DJ Rush, Technasia, Joris Voorn, Green Velvet and many more. Appearing on Subsensory Recordings, Teggno Records, Stripped amongst others he has been able to produce the old style techno blending and bending the rules. It is this unique approach that has secured him continued support for his tracks and debut album ‘Route 94’ from Carl Cox, SLAM, Bryant Zentz & Colin Dale and many others.
Beatport also named Route 94 as their number one pick by the staff. Now with the help of the Unreleased Vinyl Project, Sergio & US Label Subsensory are bringing two of his biggest tracks to vinyl for the first time plus a remix from label boss Jak! Title track ‘Rebate’ featured on 'Route 94' was heavily supported by Colin Dale, Angel Alanis, Slam, Paolo Mojo, Rob Hes, Truncate, Anderson Noise and more. Possible its biggest claim to fame is having regularly featured in Carl Cox's live shows across the globe, most noticeably his opening track at the world famous Ultra Music Festival in Miami, as well as Holland's infamous Awakenings Festival.
a1. Rebate (Jak Remix)
b1. Rebate (Original)
b2. Light Protector
Release Date: 25th May 2018
In the wake of a triple CD pack, Colundi delivered a sampler with 8 tracks from new artists using the Colundi sequence. Colundi Every0ne.
a1. Joe Mcbride - Sh_ift_2
a2. Vinton Surf - Colundi Screwdriver
a3. Capsule - Colundi Interception 241 Null
a4. Tunnel One - Sundilundi
b1. Marshall Applewhite - Only
b2. Radar - 137_shef
b3. Rakrft - Tu123
b4. Whrk - Extract V [monol.tun]