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Wednesday, 23 April

FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord

FLUXION

Broadwalk Tales (Album version)

Echocord

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: Echocord60

Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion follows Type's reissue of his classic 'Vibrant Forms' with this set of buoyant dub house riddims recorded in New York for Echocord and starring reggae vocalist, Teddy Selassie. Taking clear inspiration from the seminal precedents of Main Street and Rhythm & Sound, Fluxion gives the Tikiman-alike Teddy Selassie a plush suite of stepping, skanking riddims rent with widescreen dub techno atmospheres, oscillating back and forth between lean, fluidly 4/4 instrumental steppers and dread-heavy future roots styles topped by the achingly mellifluous vocal… Read more
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FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord
PEV / KOWTON - Livity (Ghost-202 Remix) / Jam01 (Beneath Remix), Livity Sound Recordings

PEV / KOWTON

Livity (Ghost-202 Remix) / Jam01 (Beneath Remix)

Livity Sound Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LIVITY011

Livity Sound (Pev, Kowton & Asusu) hand two riddims to Ghost 202 (Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost) and Beneath for darker, tuffened remixes. The L.I.E.S. crew spill a tarry but brilliantly bristling industrial techno groove across the A-side cued up for the boggle-eyed 5am crew. Beneath locks down to some patented swing jack business on the B-side, punctuating a proper dread rollers riddim with snappy claps, bouncing toms and stomach-churning subs. Killer DJ tackle.
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FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
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FENNESZ

Bécs

Editions Mego

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: eMEGO165

**Gatefold jacket - Vinyl Edition** Fourteen years after his abstract pop landmark, 'Endless Summer', Christian Fennesz presents its conceptual companion, 'Bécs' on Editions Mego. He's released a good few albums and collaborative projects in the interim, perhaps most notably the expansive, drone-based 'Black Sea' (2008), and the Fenn O'Berg albums with Jim O'Rourke and Peter Rehberg, but none quite as accessible and ambitious as this one. Taking its title from the Hungarian word for his home city, Vienna, 'Bécs' (pronounced 'baeetch') also features additional modular synth from Cédric Stevens (Acid Kirk… Read more
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FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
MAMACITA - No Eres Tu, Huntleys + Palmers

MAMACITA

No Eres Tu

Huntleys + Palmers

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: H+P009

Huntleys + Palmers supplement the Latin-flavoured club sounds of Auntie Flo and Alejandro Paz with this tasty tune from Carolina Paz of Santiago, Chile. Classic 80s dance-pop sounds bring out its decent hook, and a remix from South American house star Ana Helder seals the deal with technical prowess and creativity.
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TRUTH - 30,000 Ft, Deep Medi Musik

TRUTH

30,000 Ft

Deep Medi Musik

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: MEDi081

Weight dread halfstep standards from the Kiwi crew on Mala's Deep Medi label. The floating cirrus synths, lonely sax line and plunging subs of '30,000ft' were conceived whilst mid-air , and 'Gangsters' rolls to a proper, minimalist halfstep sound favoured by Youngsta. 'Trenchtown' puts a heavy foot forward with rocking bassline and cold drums laced with virulant mentasm, and 'Lucid' returns to more tranquil heights with a misty-eyed mid-'90s jungle sensibility.
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ALIS - Apache, Fifth Wall Records

ALIS

Apache

Fifth Wall Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5WALL012

Subeena Plamenova aka Alis turns out two techno trax for Fifth Wall backed with Ital and Matrixxman remixes. 'Apache' skanks and swings on an airborne techno coda buoyed by plush synth arrangement and restless percussion beside the firmly grounded acid attack of 'Modus'. On the flip, Ital turns 'Apache' inside out with a delirious flux of delays and warehouse reverbs and Matrixxman licks up the same cut with raging power surge mentasms and kinky drums.
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FACTA - Loveless, IDLE HANDS

FACTA

Loveless

IDLE HANDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: IDLE024

Yung Bristolian, Facta, takes to Idle Hands with a personalised brand of 130bpm bass darkness, beefed with a fine Hodge hook-up. Much like Beneath, Batu or Kowton, he's adapted the dank dread space and groove pressure of classic dubstep, garage and dub techno to a lean, viscous new format built for brooding in front of big soundsystems. His 'Tungsten' solo joint is a case in point, patterning minimalist, skanking rhythms with coarse textures, slivers of dawning light and a skunk-hazed mumble (maybe Tricky?) in a mesmerising groove that could last twice as long and not lose our attention. B-side, he t… Read more
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FACTA - Loveless, IDLE HANDS
LAST MAGPIE - Influences EP, Electric Minds

LAST MAGPIE

Influences EP

Electric Minds

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EMINDS030

'Ardcore-sparked and moody, melodic house cuts fresh outta Leeeeds and backed with a Trevino remix. The one to check is the schizoid 'Mirdad' which can't decide if it's a slick 4/4 roller or a lip-bitingly breakbeat hardcore tune, and settles for something right down the middle. His 'Pledge' groove is a canny mix of almost synth-pop styled melody and laidback UK house, which gets a straighter remix by Trevino, and 'I Love Me' sets a swinging New Jersey coda for the buffed up, wife-beater and backwards 5-panel narcissists.
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HABITS OF HATE - Habits of Hate EP, ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS

HABITS OF HATE

Habits of Hate EP

ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EEV003

Happa and Manni Dee go for the jugular on two brutalist techno missiles for Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations. Under the Habits Of Hate aegis, the Leeds/Brighton-based axis of evil twists out a raging piece of broken 4/4 recalling BMB at their most slavering with the dubbled kicks and crushing breakbeat deviations of 'Limelight Roles'. B-side 'A Rebel From The Waist Down' shots blistered techno from the hip with ravenous steppers' techno patterns and napalmed noise textures. Riot music.
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MAK & PASTEMAN - Bodywork, LOBSTER BOY

MAK & PASTEMAN

Bodywork

LOBSTER BOY

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LOB009

Taut, lean UK Bass/house movers on Lobster Boy's label. 'Bodywork' plays for the big rooms and gully basements with grunting bass heft leavened by a strained soul vocal snatch and swinging drums. 'Electro Funk Massacre' is ruder, riding muscular Boddika-style electro bass and clipped, precise drums.
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THE THING - Boot (Single), The Thing Records

THE THING

Boot (Single)

The Thing Records

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £8.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: TTR001EP

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VARIOUS - Quayola - Sounds from Strata Series, NON LINEAR SOUND

VARIOUS

Quayola - Sounds from Strata Series

NON LINEAR SOUND

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £19.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: NLR001

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GUY ONE - Suro Yuama, Philophon

GUY ONE

Suro Yuama

Philophon

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.99

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: PH45001

Review to follow shortly…
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KALBATA & MIXMONSTER - Congo Beat the Drum, Freestyle Records

KALBATA & MIXMONSTER

Congo Beat the Drum

Freestyle Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: FSRLP102

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THELEM - Haunted Harmonics EP, ARTIKAL MUSIC UK

THELEM

Haunted Harmonics EP

ARTIKAL MUSIC UK

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: ARTKL013

**Ships Friday**
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DUCT & OWEN HOWELLS - The Bell Tower EP, Shades

DUCT & OWEN HOWELLS

The Bell Tower EP

Shades

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SHADES012

**Ships Friday**
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CALIBRE - Trimming, The Nothing Special

CALIBRE

Trimming

The Nothing Special

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TNS009

**Ships Friday**
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NEVILLE WATSON - Red Light Fever, The Nothing Special

NEVILLE WATSON

Red Light Fever

The Nothing Special

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TNS007

**Ships Friday**
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Tuesday, 22 April

MICA LEVI - Under The Skin OST (Vinyl Edition), Warners
*Please note initial stock has sold out - more copies are due approx April 28th* **Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Mica Levi ov Micachu and The Shapes presents an outstanding original soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer's acclaimed alien stalker-in-Glasgow flick, 'Under The Skin'. Abstract in the extreme, especially for such a relatively mainstream production starring a major Hollywood actress (Scarlett Johansson), Mica Levi's soundtrack really impresses with an uncompromising orchestration of tense, discordant strings, muffled percussions and froz… Read more
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MICA LEVI - Under The Skin OST (Vinyl Edition), Warners
LIZ GREEN - Haul Away!, Play It Again Sam

LIZ GREEN

Haul Away!

Play It Again Sam

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: PIASR705LP2

**Includes print & CD** "The follow up to songbird Liz Green’s rapturously received debut ‘O, Devotion!, Recorded at London’s Toe Rag Studio with producer Liam Watson, Liz’s sophomore album displays an array of sounds and styles, from the ‘drone-blues’ of ‘Battle’ to the sea shanty title track. In a departure from its predecessor, ‘Haul Away!’ sees Liz bringing the piano to the forefront, influenced by such artists as Thelonius Monk and Nina Simone. Artwork designed and conceived by Liz herself, including the iconic cover image. Includes self-styled single and ‘wonky circus tune’ ‘Where The River Don’t Flow’, a jaunty dance of life and death."
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LIZ GREEN - Haul Away!, Play It Again Sam

Monday, 21 April

PETER ZUMMO FEAT. ARTHUR RUSSELL - Lateral Pass, Foom Music
Gosh this one's a treat: Peter Zummo's beautiful 'Lateral Pass' (1985) suite starring Arthur Russell makes its first appearance on (180g) vinyl in its entirety! The practically symbiotic downtown duo of trombone player/composer Zummo and maverick cellist/singer Russell recorded the 23 minute piece along with Bill Ruyle (marimba and tabla), Guy Klucevsek (accordion), and Mustafa Ahmed (percussion and marimba) at the behest of the Trisha Brown Dance Company in september 1985, resulting in one of Zummo and Russell's most celebrated collaborations 'Song IV (Quintet)', which w… Read more
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PETER ZUMMO FEAT. ARTHUR RUSSELL - Lateral Pass, Foom Music

Thursday, 17 April

NINOS DU BRASIL - Novos Mistérios, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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NINOS DU BRASIL

Novos Mistérios

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-411

*Incredible album of oblique Batucada/Techno Hybrids - new on Hospital Productions, initial copies on transparent green Wax* Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari's flamboyant Ninos Du Brasil battery make their Hospital Productions debut with an infectious blend of bespoke Batucada rhythms, techno and punk in 'Novos Mistérios'. It's a perfectly inappropriate release for Dominick Fernow aka Prurient's label, bound to baffle the purists and incite the dance in equal measures. Pairing carnivalesque percussive rituals with the slinky contours of stripped techno and a deeply engrained punk se… Read more
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NINOS DU BRASIL - Novos Mistérios, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
D. WILSON & L. CARSON - Tracks From The Tape, Sound Signature
Featured Vinyl

D. WILSON & L. CARSON

Tracks From The Tape

Sound Signature

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SS042

Deeply enigmatic house from southside Chitown '89 rescued from cassette tape by Theo Parrish's Sound Signature label. Chronologically, this session would have proceeded Leron Carson's brilliant 'Red Lightbulb Theory '87-'88', which was also reissued by the label a few years ago (oh sh*t, five years ago?!) and stylistically charts similar, mysterious house terrain, this time with his pal Dion Wilson. A-side they put down the kicks and kinky 727 drums for an attuned display of kaotic harmonies and virtuosic acid squiggle bound to blow some minds 25 years later; B-side they arrive… Read more
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D. WILSON & L. CARSON - Tracks From The Tape, Sound Signature
KASSEM MOSSE - Workshop 19, WORKSHOP
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KASSEM MOSSE

Workshop 19

WORKSHOP

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WORKSHOP19

Kassem Mosse brings his surprise debut album to land with minimal fuss or fanfare on Workshop. In case you don't know, Kassem is responsible for some of the finest, most definitive techno-house productions of the last decade, racking up soulful, forward-facing anthems for FXHE, Trilogy Tapes and Nonplus and, of course Berlin's Workshop, which remain firm favourites in myriad DJs boxes. For his low-key debut album, he sticks to the shadows and the eerier, sensual spaces between house, techno and electronica, finding a graded mid-ground between midnight Detroit beatdown and European electronic… Read more
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KASSEM MOSSE - Workshop 19, WORKSHOP
A MADE UP SOUND - Night Owl, The Trilogy Tapes
Featured Vinyl

A MADE UP SOUND

Night Owl

The Trilogy Tapes

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TTT021

Devastating bruk house badness from the inimitable Dave Huismans for Will Bankhead's Trilogy Tapes. This is ostensibly some of the straightest dancefloor material in the considerable AMUS cache, but beneath the surface lies some of the canniest, whirring groove mechanics totally primed for dancers and DJs with abilities. A-side 'Fortress (The Hague, 2005)' slams out a proper Shake-style Detroit groove kinked with coiled drums, mad trills and freaky samples, before 'Caustic Network' slips down a few gears to a 105bpm chug tricked with frothy acid wiggle. B-side, the pendulous 'Kovaxxxt' show… Read more
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A MADE UP SOUND - Night Owl, The Trilogy Tapes
ITINERANT DUBS - Non Material Space, Itinerant Dub
Featured Vinyl

ITINERANT DUBS

Non Material Space

Itinerant Dub

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ID004

Killer, free-styling machine dub murderers from the incognito Itinerant Dubs duo. Both sides are loose, whacked-out riddim trips rubbing traces of hip hop and weird, wavey electronics into skeletal steppers' frameworks. The longer side, 'Non Material Space' weighs up a sparse, rocking machine rhythm with dippy scratches, rub-a-dub bassline and off-kilter vocal to waist-charming effect, whilst the flipside fires the stepping techno dub of 'Last Snare (1st Mix)' coming off like some mad Shake or Pepe Braddock groove, before easing off with the juggled FX of 'Dub Echo'. Flash it!
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ITINERANT DUBS - Non Material Space, Itinerant Dub
KIM DEAL - Morgan Nagler, Kim Deal Self-Released
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KIM DEAL

Morgan Nagler

Kim Deal Self-Released

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £7.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DEAL04-7

*Fourth limited edition, self-released 7" from Kim Deal!* So this one's a total treat for Breeders obsessives - the A-side here 'The Root' seems to basically revolve around the same chords that made 1992's "Don't Call Home' such a total fxcking classic - except with completely reworked chorus and lyrics - it's a total gem. While we're at it actually - the Safari EP never seems to get mentioned that much but, jeez - isn't it just an absolute masterpiece? Anyway, the B-side 'Range on Castle' finds Kim in a more countrified and contemplative mood, it's almost like the last 20 years never happened… Read more
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KIM DEAL - Morgan Nagler, Kim Deal Self-Released
BEN VIDA - Slipping Control, Shelter Press
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BEN VIDA

Slipping Control

Shelter Press

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SP038

Highly impressive new developments from Ben Vida, featuring percussive virtuoso Tyondai Braxton, and vocals by Sara Magenheimer. The latest in a hot streak of intriguing Vida releases for PAN, Alku, and Future Audio Graphics, 'Slipping Control' derives from a text piece 'Tztztztzt Î Í Í….' which he wrote and was subsequently published as a book by Shelter Press. Using the text as a score or source material, much like Florian Hecker's recent works with Reza Negarastani, and Markus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber's 'Politiken Der Frequenz' LP, Vida processes the recitations in varying Control P… Read more
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BEN VIDA - Slipping Control, Shelter Press
MONO JUNK - Skudge White 06, Skudge Records
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MONO JUNK

Skudge White 06

Skudge Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SKUDGEWHITE006

Finland's Kim Ripatti aka Mono Junk returns in a serious way with this monstrous warehouse session for the Skudge White series. Since the release of his incredible 'Channel B' 12" the analogue fetishising producer's been noticeably absent from the release schedule, save the odd 12" here and there. Safe to say, he's back in force, charging up a droning darkside acid missile titled 'Electric Chair' on the A-side, and an effective industrial juggernaut named 'Jupiter Acid' on the flip, plus two other more melodic numbers. It's f**king life-affirming stuff.
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UMBERTO - The Child, DEEP DISTANCE
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UMBERTO

The Child

DEEP DISTANCE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DD17

**White vinyl. Edition of 500** Matt Hill dons his Umberto costume for an extended revision of 'The Child', backed with a disco-readied Silvio remix. The extended version sustains the noirish Giallo / Carpenter vibes for 12 minutes with slow bass throbs and cold, chilling synth atmospheres and Silvio's mix steps up a gear for a more fluid, slinky dancefloor momentum embellished with spaciously layered synthlines for sexy midnight effect.
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