Friday, 13 December
Thursday, 12 December
**Limited edition, 85-minute mix, J-card design, illustration and screen-printing by SAVWO. It's the golden era Grime primer we've been dreaming about: one of the best mixtapes of any description we've ever stocked** Primo DJ/producer/label CEO, Slackk delivers a scintillating Golden Era Grime selection for the 2nd mixtape on Reel Torque - the label operated by our pals behind Manchester's Faktion promotions. Drawn exclusively from his feted archive of classic, obscure and rare Limewire rips, radio edits and unreleased dubs, it's somewhat surprisingly the first time Slackk's returned… Read more
*KILLER 30 Minute EP of brand new Warehouse material, initial copies on purple wax* A crushing warehouse session from L.I.E.S. kingpin Ron Morelli, staring down the 'floor with four dread-weapons written during the stress-busting sessions of 'Spit' for Dominik Fernow's Hospital Productions - including 3 brand new tracks and an extended 9 minute version of the mighty ‘Crack Microbes’. The muggy, droning welt of ‘Public Consumption’ kicks off with the sound of New York techno shot from the hip, while ‘Another Hit’ vents a vintage era-Regis style built on skull-chipping snares and effluent acid mo… Read more
**Edition of 600 with insert - killer set of tracks from Sand Circles, Age Coin, Var, White Void and more** Posh Isolation present a three years in-the-making compilation portraying the "different emotional aspects" of their crew via ten tracks from Sand Circles, Vår, Croatian Amor and Age Coin, among others. While ranging from drone to industrial techno and gloomy coldwave pop, the ties that bind them are recognisably tight, expressing ten perspectives on the same subject of cold, melancholic and heavy-hearted Northern European ambivalence. Viktor Ottosson's Street Drinkers set the to… Read more
*Bumper 22 Track/2CD salvo from L.I.E.S., featuring Legowelt, Samantha Vacation, Terekke, Vereker, Xosar, Beau Wanzer and much more* Juicing the best of this year's avalanche of releases onto CD for the first time, it's a veritable feast for the party freaks, much in the same vein as the 'American Noise' compilation that closed their 2012 campaign. The highlights run deep and wide, scoping out the exotic darkwave sensuality of Shadowlust's 'Jute', the drizzly Detroit funk of 'Teen Romance' by Legowelt, deranged warehouse jakk from Greg Beato and Samantha Vacation's self-titled, dream… Read more
Morphine save best till last with the concluding part of the excellent Charles Cohen trilogy. 'Music For Dance and Theater' features eleven pieces written by Cohen between 1976 & 1988, spanning a vast and richly detailed soundfield of skilled Buchla, drum machine and tape improvisations including tracks from a shelved tape for Ken Gen Montgomery's Generations Unlimited imprint in NYC, full of theatre performance pieces alongside collaborations and installation work for Jeff Cain, Tonio Guerra, Group Motion and more. The tracklist runs as on the original c… Read more
**140g vinyl mastered and cut by Rashad at D&M. Housed in silk-screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Bill Kouligas** The prickly, Autechrian productions of Chris Douglas aka Dalglish find a sympathetic home on PAN with 'Niaiw Ot Vile'. Under myriad guises - Scald Rougish, Seaes, Rook Vallade, among others - Chris has forged a twenty year career as a self-imposed arch-outsider on the fringes of electronic music, finding recognition and respect from intrepid explorers for his persistence and uncompromising approach, all the while remaining an elusive presence. Most notably he's worked with Mad Mik… Read more
Stuart Argabright (Ike Yard) revives his legendary NYC hip hop unit, Death Comet Crew, for a landmark debut album release on the burgeoning Diagonal Records. Titled in tribute to the group's fallen member, Rammellzee (R.I.P), 'Ghost Among The Crew' rocks up a feral blend of hip hop, industrial and jazz fusion with a furtive cyberpunk swagger, marking their first output since 'This Is Riphop' for Mike Simonetti's Troubleman Unlimited label nearly a decade ago. Founded by Argabright in 1983, and featuring his Ike Yard bandmate, Michael Diekmann and bassist Shinichi Shimokawa from … Read more
*Ships Friday* Burial's back. Following suit from last Christmas' 'Truant', Hyperdub present three new pieces from the shadowy producer. It's a fine salve for seasonal woes, ripping loose with running man-style rave breaks and darkcore motifs across the dystopian sonic fiction of A-side, 'Rival Dealer', whilst the flipside reveals a whole new dimension to his sound with the soaring harmonies, twinkling chime-trees and '80s power drums of 'Hiders' and the tortuous, cinematically edited narration of 'Come Down To Us'. The heads will have a feast picking this one apart - what's up with all the referen… Read more
*Ships Friday* Burial's back. Following suit from last Christmas' 'Truant', Hyperdub present three new pieces from the shadowy producer. It's a fine salve for seasonal woes, ripping loose with running man-style rave breaks and darkcore motifs across the dystopian sonic fiction of A-side, 'Rival Dealer', whilst the flipside reveals a whole new dimension to his sound with the soaring harmonies, twinkling chime-trees and '80s power drums of 'Hiders' and the tortuous, cinematically edited narration of 'Come Down To Us'. The heads will have a feast picking this one apart - what's up with all the refer… Read more
Trensmat unleash the 2nd slab of gothic technoid turmoil from Chicago's Johnathan Krohn aka Stave, backed with an Israel Vines remix. As with 'Reform' for Flingco Sound and his excellent Talker hook-up with Karl Meier for Downwards' Halha compilation, the 'Trust' EP feels like the soundtrack to an end times rave. A-side, the title track rides slow, sprung bass and roiling drums with a heavy nod to Regis and Mick Harris' CUB project, all glowering atmosphere and queasy, driving momentum, whilst the rock-carving rhythmic rotors of 'Annon' plough a granite groove into cavernous, underground headspaces. B… Read more
Skaters' Spencer Clark plucks this spellbinding and influential yet little-known psychedelic side from the ether of late '80s French cassette scene for a vinyl debut on his Pacific City Sound Visions label. According to Spencer, "This Half Dead cassette turned LP from 1987 sounds like a band improvising an exotic musique concrete Voodoo Ritual in the Catacombs underneath your headbrain…very influential on early Skaters feel, the chanting uplifts and lasers through your listening cortex to create full lucid hallucinations" which is high praise indeed. It's a trip in any sense of the t… Read more
Great album of inimitable Detroit techno from Terrence Dixon for the UK's Surface Records. Fifteen tracks of rhythmelodic drive and kaotic harmonics conducted with artful sleight-of-hand channelling the machine's true emotions, from alien sensations to cosmic romance and hypnotic states. Ace dancefloor tools in the right hands.
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany and Denmark. If you are in another European country please contact us for postage costs* **Epic 10LP boxset featuring classics from Zsa Zsa La Boum, Front 242, Klaus Schulze, Public Relations and many, many more** Gargantuan, 10 x 12", 40-track boxset chronicling the important and influential history of Belgian dance music over the last four decades. It ranges from the foundational industrial dance music of Front 242 thru the New Beat era of Public Relations, Zsa Zsa… Read more
**Clear vinyl** Downwards' gloomiest duo summon the spirits of Coil and Cocteau Twins on this compelling sophomore 12". Like Teutonic cousins to Blackest Ever Black's Dalhous, Oake channel wide ranging influences from film, literature and esoteric musics to create texturally rich and evocative arrangements which don't necessarily sit well in any pre-ordained genre. Their 2nd outing is a bleak call to like-minded souls, using worm-charming subsonic pulses and banking wails on 'Sehtohree Diin Chromtas Vehns' to seduce both techno heads and goths, whilst 'Tuturden Giit Chreteen Dwe' displays an incre… Read more
Surgeon and Abdullah Rashim rack up killer techno remixes of Bee Mask's incredible 'When We Were Eating Unripe Pears' album tracks. Surgeon gives a sterling breakbeat techno overhaul of 'The Story Of Locks and Keys' charged with a filtered churn and rent with radiant, constantly expanding synth diffusions to a wormholing, climactic inversion. Rashim's remix of 'Unripe Pears' is a densely concentrated 4/4 missile powered by buoyant, rolling bass hits under pressure of escalating atmospheric intensity.
Fishermen Martin Skogehall (MRSK) & Thomas Jaldemark follow-up one of 2013's finest techno 12"s, 'Delirium Tremens' with a fully fledged LP of lights-out, rugged slow techno tribalism for Skudge. With 'Patterns and Paths' the Swedish duo distill a unique mash of jacking, chugging techno with strong voodoo dub sensibilities, projecting a far more exotic - albeit dark-as-f**k - sound perhaps at odds with their cold Northern locale, or understandably fantasising about equatorial environs. Working at slower tempos, they've nailed a really unique, pendulous momentum, splicing the kind of grumblin… Read more
**Vinyl contains alternate track listing to download and CD versions, but the bundled download contains all tracks** What have Keysound been putting on their Weetabix recently? Following exemplary issues from Beneath and Mumdance, it's the turn of Logos with his debut album, 'Cold Mission' to leave a big mark on the scene. Isolating the quintessence of Eski Grime, New Age electronics, cinematic sound design and hyper-forward Vaporwave, his definitive album statement can stand up next to Jam City's 'Classical Curves' as one of the UK's finest contributions to the ongoing dialogue between futurist … Read more
Concluding instalment of this crucial series features five - count 'em! - previously unreleased Drexciya productions salvaged from Davey Jones' locker. It's another indispensable guide to one of electronic music's greatest enigmas, scoping breathless industrial electro classic 'Hydro Cubes' and the squirming funk of Living On The Edge' alongside some of his earliest, deepest dives, 'Depressurization' (1992) or 'Water Walker' (1994) and the electro-techno stinger 'Mantaray', plus the emotional highlights of 'Black Sea' and 'Sighting In The Abyss'. But you probably know thos… Read more
*A 4CD set housed in a deluxe gatefold LP sleeve with large format 16 page booklet - the first reissue of Nashboro material in decades, this highly influential music, a vital part of the fabric of American music, can finally be heard* "Begun by Ernie Young in Nashville, TN, at the height of gospel’s “golden age,” Nashboro was arguably the greatest, most prolific and longest-living gospel record label. Initial recordings were made on site, overseen by Young himself. Those early Nashboro sides have all the excitement, energy and drive of far be… Read more
L.I.E.S. herald their 2nd annual compilation with three tracks from label regulars and new names on this ace sampler 12". Best of all is Beautiful Swimmers' nod to classic early Carl Craig on the lush, swingeing breakbeat house funk of 'The Zoo', whilst Entro & Terri's deglazed Detroit mystery, 'The Cap' strongly recalls classic NWAQ/154 moments, and Marcos Cabral's 'Dancing On Manhattan' keeps the party stepping with insistent 909s and dreamy, dancing chords...
Rachael follows her Idle Hands debut with a murder techno-grime riddim for Bristol's Hotline Recordings, racked up with a dextrous Sotofett jungle remix! Hard to pick a favourite between the two - they're both sick - but we have to draw for the super rugged flex of Rachael's original, a proper squashed piece of bashy, bassy rudeness laced with squirming acid and 'ardcore stabs, however the kaotic chemistry of Sotofoett's '94-style jungle remix ain't too shabby either. Big tip!
The Wire's last edition of 2013 features their crucial "rewind" of the year in underground music with charts, reflections and analyses by all their writers - you're always bound to discover some gems in here! There's also feature interviews with beta maker Blue Daisy, Berlin's Kathy Alberici, and Trevor Wilkes of Fun In The Murky, plus Richard Skelton doing the Invisible Jukebox, an article on Chicago's Dance Mania, and all the usual news, reviews and listings to tide you over until Christmas is out of the way.
**Sublime, far-reaching synthscapes supposing epic, futuristic vistas and probing kosmische pulses. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M** "How can we imagine the future of the world, away from the standards of time that we have insisted upon giving it? How to conceive of the movements of a world in its arcs and sweeps of continents and oceans across ages without reducing it to cheap historical humanisations? Does a past, present or future even matter to the yet-to-exist events of ungraspable and fundamental ecological time? Pangaea Ultima, Steve Moore’s debut record on Spectrum Spools, is an … Read more
**Hand-numbered edition of 500 housed in gold ink screen-printed jacket and Spanish liner notes** The highly promising Sacred Summits label debuts with a reissue of Luis Perez's private-pressed cosmic obscurity, 'Ipan In Xiktli Metztli'. Beautifully recorded in Mexico, 1981, it offers a mescaline-sharp vision of deep grooving "cosmic ethnography" combining pre-Colombian percussion and wind instruments with electric guitar, tape delay and synths in free-roaming and extended suites. Perez's background in well-known (in Mexico, at least) fo… Read more
Sigha's Our Circula Sound label continues to come into its own with four cuts of techno thunder by the boss himself. His first release since debut album, 'Living With Ghosts' operates at full pelt with the seething but tightly restrained charge of '352 Lashes (Ideal)' and the skippier, wormholing trip of 'Hard Lines Soft Skin' and works under pressure of turbulent EQ'ing with the mesmerising pound of 'My Blood Is Gold'.
**White Vinyl** Atom ™, Kangding Ray and Ancient Methods revamp These Hidden Hands' album tracks for the 'floor. In Uwe Schmidt aka Atom ™'s hands, 'When Told' becomes a sprung, roiling techno weapon rent with dazzling spatial diffusions and streaking, Deathprod-like synthlines whilst saving that gloomy vocal for the most crucial moment. With 'Diesel' Kangding Ray flexes some brute, driving techno muscle, and Ancient Methods lock 'Isopod' down to a determined drone techno march...
**Limited copies include a bonus 10"** Conforce plumbs icy, electro-dubbed techno depths on his third album, 'Kinetic Image'. Cold fusing desolate, aquatic aesthetics comparable with Drexciya or Dopplereffekt and the spaciously rent sound design of say, Thomas Köner, the Dutch producer has conceived his most impressively realised long player to date, carving a path from sub-heavy and deeply blue stepper 'Excess Mortality' thru the Convextion-like techno romantic pads and hydraulic flow of 'Spatiotemporal' to find water on Martian landscapes in 'Temporary Reversals' and pinging delays in the i… Read more
Conforce plumbs icy, electro-dubbed techno depths on his third album, 'Kinetic Image'. Cold fusing desolate, aquatic aesthetics comparable with Drexciya or Dopplereffekt and the spaciously rent sound design of say, Thomas Köner, the Dutch producer has conceived his most impressively realised long player to date, carving a path from sub-heavy and deeply blue stepper 'Excess Mortality' thru the Convextion-like techno romantic pads and hydraulic flow of 'Spatiotemporal' to find water on Martian landscapes in 'Temporary Reversals' and pinging delays in the ice palace structures of 'Scientific Trajec… Read more