Thursday, 19 December
Tidy Pariah and Bey LF remixes of London trio, Real Lies' Balearic chuggers. Pariah swings out with a deft garage techno remake of 'World Peace' synching woodblock snares to virulent arpeggios in a dreamy, driving upgrade of the original climaxing with a strobing denouement; Bey LF give 'Deeper' a proper hands-in-the-air, mid-tempo house overhaul on the flip best heard with eyes-fluttering at 3am in a sweaty, lazer-lit throng.
**One-sided white vinyl. Flipside features the biggest centre label we've ever seen!** Drippin' one-sided proposition from the enigmatic seductress, Janet, for Acoustic Division - home to aces from Three Legged Race, Todd Osborn and Featureless Ghost. For nearly 13 suggestive minutes, 'Shouldn't - Checkin U Out Mix' stalks its prey with lusting Italo/Hi-NRG bassline and soaring synths straight outta some late '80s Manchester swingers club. "You know some people who, when they go out, they get lost. A melody, a face leads them away and its a wonder they ever get home. In the nighttime, in the throng, … Read more
**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "Comprised of three balanced examples of his Continuous Music technique on solo piano, Three Solo Pieces serves as perhaps the best introduction the Ukrainian-Canadian composer Lubomyr Melnyk yet available. “Marginal Invitation” is a subdued work with a deeply rooted melodic sensibility that is rich in overtones, while “Corrosions on the Surface of Life” exhibits a dissonant fury of patterned note play. The final, side-length meditation “Cloud Passade No. 3” is a chordal work in free-time which functions equally well as… Read more
Thursday, 12 December
*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
*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
Blacksmif brings his UK-distilled funk flavour to Ramp's PTN sublabel. '23 Waist' deep fries a choop 'n screwed sample in a swinging garage groove, putting a very London-style pin on US flavours, whilst 'Swimming With Jack Lumber' brims with jazzy, futurist broken beat bounce a la Seiji, and 'Effectivmarkt' dices with badboy bass swoops and brukken garage groove in a lush, hypersoul swirl.
**New 2013 edition** And so the last of the Loop reissues arrives: A Gilded Eternity was the final album by Loop, released in 1990 not long after the band hit the indie top ten with their single 'Arc-Lite (included on the second disc here). As with the other reissues in the band's discography, A Gilded Eternity is remastered from the original analogue sources and has been compiled with an abundance of extra material that's chronologically in tune with the original album recordings. The first disc reproduces the album tracklist from its 1990 issue while the second disc (not available on the d… 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'.
Styles Upon Styles follow that ace BAT single with three stealthy, motorik techno mutations from Mexico City's White Visitation. 'Permanent Swing' synchs swirling machine patter and rolling square bass as a tentative opener for the tight, latinate shuffle groove and subtly ascendent chord and guitar slivers of the Moritz Von Oswald-esque 'Home', and 'Blood Revision' cruises out on a gauzy autobahn/highway tip coming off like a technoid cousin of Willie Burnett's Black Deer gear.
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.
David's debut on vinyl as a solo guitar improviser. Unhurried probing through spare themes for electric guitar and nylon-string acoustic.
4th instalment of the Brothers series pairs Mike Parker & Paul Birken on one side, Greg Shappert (Donor) and Bill Youngman on the other. The minimalist MP PB side pumps like a beast with massive kicks and submerged bleeps; GS BY roll off the groove with shuddering industrial drums and tunnelling dynamics.
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
Welcome reappearance from Boxcutter, catering to Cosmic Bridge's signature slowfast sound with five intricate, infectious and lush fusions of Footwork, Trap and Electronica. Joining in the 160bpm dialogue between Om Unit, Ital Tek, Mrk Pritchard and Machinedrum and EAN, among others, Boxcutter lends a unique melodic accent and plush harmonies to their fibrillating, fluctuating discourse. A-side he strikes out with ambient pads and mid-air prog guitar solos before displayign deftest footwork jungle chops in 'Dream Gator (With Ken & Ryu)' whereas flipsdide he offers three more concise pieces rangin… Read more
Bangin' house and electro from Belgium's Innershade, backed up with a fruity Dexter remix. It's all the kinda quality you'd hope for from the label who debuted Huerco S and gave us Parris Mitchell's massive 'All Night Long' reissue, budging from the slamming, swinging MPIA3 kink of 'Gravure' tot he stinging electro swerve of 'A Night To Forget' on one side, and over to the crisp and classy mid-tempo swagger of 'Neverending Summer' with its chiming, halcyon dazed hooks and square bass, and the colouful acid squirt of Dexter's remix. Tip!
"An organic audio forest of analogue electronics, electro-acoustic sounds, sound-sculpture instruments plus singing and piano, even (outrageous!)."
Party-ready techno pumpers from a gang of young producers. Russia's Ghostek links with Leeds-based Kommune1 on the Dance Mania-meets-noisy acid banger 'Power & Fame', and Tsunga debuts with the sub-heavy slam and febrile synths of 'Coewd' - gutter warehouse tackle! Myztical takes no prisoners with the powerful 4/4 thunder of 'Trains & Whistles', and Viers laces the chord-riding roll of '17333' with wicked old skool hardcore style vocal stabs.
**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
Solid techno tools. Forward Strategy Group give it some grubby, low-slung welly on 'Rundold' and Exium carves an industrial groove off the bone with 'Raw Visions'. Oscar Mulero makes it kinky with the slippery rolige and dank warehouse dub of 'Blackstar' and Manni Dee rolls off wide-ass subbass in 'Serenity'.
Numbers celebrate ten years of legendary parties in style with a 30+ minute Villalobos remix of their earliest anthem, Sparky's 'Portland' split into two parts. The handiwork of home-town legend Dave Clark- who notably supported Jeff Mills on his first ever Glasgow show - the track's infected ears far beyond Glasgow as part of an early Stuff Records (remember them?!) compilation, even infiltrating Ricardo V's record box. The big Chilean himself gives the emotional electro heart-punch of the original an "experimental" overhaul here, breaking down to an unspooling 30+ minutes of langui… Read more
"Bay Area hardware native Chelsea Faith's debut as Cherushii-a name she's informally recorded under since her first teenage techno Tascam experiments more than a decade ago-spills over with loves and lessons gleaned from her voyage through the city's thriving rave underworlds. Though she trained as a classical pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the rigidity of the culture disillusioned her and she dove headfirst into the Bay's electronic warehouse scene, both as a promoter and as a performer. For her 19th birthday, she received a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer, thus birthing an obse… Read more
This debut solo LP from Baltimore noise artist Max Eilbacher on Spectrum Spools has all the range, curiosity and intrigue one would hope for. Red Anxiety Tracers is a continuous journey through several absorbing environments built from practically every kind of sonic material. Slowly rotating from ad-hoc percussive sounds to grand cosmic vistas, miniature synth riffs and gouts of distortion, it's a multi-coloured listening experience that draws you in and suggests an artist with much promise.
Adjowa follows his 12" for The Kelly Twins' Happy Skull label with a dep and ruddy techno boogie ride for Don't Be Afraid's DBA Dubs, replete with class Maxmillion Dunbar remix. The original 'Science & Soul' grabs the rump with knotty, chewy bassline funk while silvery drones sustain a kinky tension and dusty drums dip the shoulders like some not-so-distant cousin of Shari Vari. Flipside Maxmillion Dunbar just keep getting better and better with the borderline avant-garde funk of his 'Snares Down The Stairs' remix coming off like Anthony Shakir remixing Nicholas Collins' 'Devil's Music'. Mint.
"Musical collisions in the Atlantic! Sofrito kicks off the new Island Series with a celebration of the vital dancefloor sounds of Cape Verde – a mixture of local Funana and Coladeira rhythms, Batuque percussion and psychedelic disco synths. Hailing from the island of Sao Vicente and originally released in the early 80s, Dionisio Maio’s anthemic Corpim Sabe is stretched into a 12” mix by the Alma Negra collective – bringing the thumping bassline to the fore and tweaking the piano-led groove into a slice of cosmic Coladeira-disco perfection. On the flip the dynamic Hide & Smile duo (aka … Read more
Deep playing house from three US-based producers. New York's Pursuit Grooves swings out with rugged drums and crimson midnight chords on 'Love Hard', coming like a US answer to Cooly G. Bu-Mako boss and UQ-regular Jenifa Mayanja balances weightless vocals and keys with heavy subs and shuffling drums in her dreamy workout 'My Reasoning', and Sound Warrior Dakini9 mixes BoC-like synth wisps with stranger, infected drums and deft square bass on 'Trail Makers'.
*Reissue of legendary album. Now revised with 11" square sheet of sandpaper stuck to the printed inner sleeve, housed in die-cut jacket with 7" pressing of the original flexidisc, and quite importantly, a poly sleeve to ensure your other records don't get scratched** Vini Reilly's landmark effort, 'The Return Of The Durutti Column' is given the deluxe reissue treatment, replete with sandpaper and the bonus inclusion of 'Madeleine' and 'Lips That Would Kiss'. Notable not only for the jacket, it's a pioneering piece of music pairing the rarified simplicity of Vini's … Read more
**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** "The ‘Rise and Fall’ wonder-cabinet gives equal status to page-turning narrative and new scholarship; original and newly created graphic art; industrial design; and compelling analog and digital music experiences. ‘Volume One’ contains the following: * 800 newly-remastered digital tracks, representing 172 artists * 200+ fully-restored original 1920s ads an… Read more
**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...
DJ Haus, boss of the UTTU/Hot Haus Recs conglomerate, gets well frisky on his 2nd set of 'Thug Houz Anthems'. Up top he throws down the skippy, whooping, organ-heated banger 'Addicted 2 Houz' and the nimble swing of 'Feel Da Phonk'; flipside he rides with classy New Jersey garage vibes to a well placed wind-down and cheeky UK bassline and into the bleeping piano house winner, 'Touch Yo Body' with its mad, pitching hi-hats and old skool 'ardcore vibes.