This first release for the Artful Division imprint takes in two original cut from Rick Wade and remixes
from label bosses Jon Brooks & Cecil and fellow Leicester housers and City Fly residents, Höhle. Rick Wade drop some heavyweight deep vibes in the form of Cooler Heads.
With no rest for the wicked boe introduces a second debut for the label in 2012 and a special double feature from a new alias of a very promising Ukranian talent. The First Transition by G-Transition is a super deep journey through the cosmos, featuring shimmering pianos, rumbling drums and a touch of dark energy thrown in the reactor.
Moomin is back on Aim with a beautiful 3- Track EP. The A Side „Beautiful as you are“ starts of with a fierce and somewhat grungy groove, slowly turning into a wonderful dreamy yet joyful piece of house music. „Don‘t fly if it‘s foggy“ and the EPs title track „She said she won‘t be that long away“ on the B-Side are another two brilliant accomplishments in deepness.
Elbee Bad aka Lamont Booker is another great underground house pioneer from the formative days of NYC house in the late eighties. ‘The True Story Of House Music’ is the first time Bad’s catalog gets compiled for re-release. Although the best and most prolific part of his catalog is his late 80’s and early 90’s output, Booker never stopped producing (and dj’ing). Elbee Bad aka LB Bad aka The Prince Of Dance Music aka Lamont Booker aka The Voodoo Man, aka Lord KCB aka BAD currently lives and works in Berlin where he continues to work on music as well as producing and running his Bad’s Label.
Bocca Grande is the alis name under which Kousuke Ishida is producing music focusing and marked by the piano blending in with electric sounds to the expression of music with former piano teacher Yuka Kobayashi. This is a nice remix package featuring Morphosis, Artifact, Chromatic Filters and Corrado Bucci.
Hands Up is the production team formed by The Analogue Cops and Alex Picone. Their analogue joint venture has groundbreaking results. Machine powered house music heavily influenced by the Berliner dub techno and by the funkiest 2step ,with a debt to Detroit. This first release features 2 dancefloor killers recorded on tape and saturated with bass.
Killekill announces the start of a sub label focusing the housier side of music. Killekill House Trax starts with the release of a track by Alex Cortex. Quite uptempo but groovy as hell “Oh Yeah” comes along with a strong reminiscence to classic chicago house with its strong bassline and the catchy vocal sample. Tyree Cooper added a simple but well working piano and packed the original into an even more classic outfit.
While everyone was sleeping Mutant Beat Dance (the production duo of Chicago’s Traxx and Beau Wanzer) were in the studio cooking up something nasty. If you know these guys then you know they are out to push music into a different realm every time they work. On this 12″ we get two very different songs, the lead cut being driven by 727s, JX-3P bass, and some sampled horns which make this a driving and funky excursion bring you back to another time and place. Sketch III clocks in at around 110 bpms and drives on and on and on, plodding through the depths of your mind while conflicting voices (mis)guide you through your trip. Strictly for the freakz.