Ron Morelli has also become a specialist in finding unknown producer and releasing it to the world with only little informations. The newest addition follow the same rule and comes from “an unknown NYC producer” named Gunnar Haslam with a Double LP called Mimesiak.
Sneaker’s first solo EP for Uncanny Valley is a record of high humidity. The Java / Sumatra EP evolved in large parts in Indonesia when Sneaker lived there for almost a year and it literally conveys the Indonesian heat to dance floors in the rest of the world. This four new tracks show another, rather dark, Pop and New Wave side of Sneaker. The “Java Island” side starts with “White Glow” where a serious percussion workout is blended together with the sharp electric guitar by Indonesian guitarist Al Goz. Backed up by Sneaker’s typical drum work, Slovakian singer Helena and Sneaker himself are dreaming of that mystical light. In “Misty Mirror”, it seems like Sneaker is speaking to his reflection in the mirror and trying to figure out what he is seeing there. The track is as relentless as it is bittersweet with its stumbling dark bass synth and the bell-like melody before the pads bring things to an almost orchestral end. “Sumatra Rain” again features Al Goz, this time on the Bamboo Flute, Guitar and with a poem in West-Sumatran Minang Language. The track can be read as a meditation on the fact that if it rains in Indonesia, it pours. At the same time it is an irresistible dance floor killer that sometimes feels like “I Feel Love” for modern clubs with its ongoing octave bass and an uncompromising kick drum. Eventually, “Run To You” stands in the tradition of love song duets like “Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus”. You simply cannot forget this catchy synth melody. This is pop music for people that like Italo Disco and Chicago House and rounds up the EP in a charming way.
Slammin’ tuff house and electro tracks from 2001 by Skatebard, Norway’s #1 Techno-Riddim-Connaisseur.
Mega limited pressing… Be aware: Very loud cut, so make sure your system is properly adjusted to avoid needle skips.
Oh how we love the dancefloor and its magic! Every weekend we lose ourselves in endless grooves and jacking beats. We forget about time and space and let the music hypnotize us. We move our bodies. We sweat and feel happy and high. For moments like this Snuff Trax 009-B with tracks by Affie Yusuf, John Red Hawk, Ricardo Miranda and Arttu was made. Dedicated to all you dancers out there.
New EP by Society of Silence on Versatile! Groovy & trippy house tracks.
Acid Arab is a duet from Paris whose goal is to mix all kind of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey or… Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today’s powerful techno. Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, both djs for many years and residents of infamous Parisian club Chez Moune, have fallen in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R. They’ve managed to convince a lot of producers to come along with them on this fantastic voyage and create a track for their ‘Acid Arab Collections‘, which are naturally released by Gilb’R’s label, Versatile Records. The first collection of Acid Arab contains tracks & remixes from I:Cube, Omar Souleyman, Crackboy, DJ Gilbr.
Chicago’s Spirit Of The Black 808 materializes on Episodes. Having experienced the ebb and flow of the Chicago House scene through many of its eras, the veteran rises up with 3 slices of original Chicago-style machine funk
Who knows better about revealing emotions on the dancefloor then Terre Thaemlitz worldwide known writer, public speaker, multimedia producer, dj, audio producer, and head honcho of Comatonse Recordings. His deep house alias DJ Sprinkles began life in the gay clubs of midtown Manhattan and New Jersey in the late eigthies and early nineties a time when deep house began to take air. The mix grooves with DJ Sprinkles’ trippy mixing signature that playfully melts tracks who are built of flying piano notes, arresting tactile basslines, straight kicking drums, and magnetic layered samples. a deeply cathartic piece of a DJ mix that transforms dancing into a ritual in which dancers do rhythmic body painting that amalgamtes the indivual identity into a collective.
Apersonal Music introduces a very special collaboration between Massimiliano Pagliara and Jules Etienne that goes by the name of Egyptian Nipples. The songs on “Back but Half EP” were originally composed and produced by Jules Etienne. Massi then proposed Jules to re-work them and add his additional production. The result is an ode to 80s inspired song writing, analogue grittiness and heavenly melodies.
German producer Erdbeerschnitzel aka Tim Keiling is the next to get the nod for the house focused Delsin series with a new three track EP, ‘Cushion’. The title track is a blissful, sunny day affair with raw, loose drums, trilling harmonies and a light fingered percussive touch that simply fills you with joy. Next track ‘Am Bossele’ is a more dense affair with layered samples of voices and off kilter percussion never really settling, instead they prickle and bustle in all directions and make for a lively listen. Final track ‘Crossroads’ is a nine-minute workout that eventually makes way for a fizzing, slowed tempo melange of wiry synthesiser lines and clusters of wooden sounding percussion. The textures are both organic and synthetic and the counter between the two is what stands the track apart. An all important human touch comes from the mired vocal sample and once again proves Erdbeerschnitzel to be someone with a very unique voice.
House Roots are the new series of Franco Cinelli. Been his 7th release on Esperanza label and after having released and remixed on labels like Bass Culture, Oslo or Harry Klein records, Franco delivers two oldschool house party bombs strigtly for the dancefloor in his very own style. Expect raw rhythms and percussion patterns, analog synths and Franco’s own trademark chords all over the place.
Nest is a new place where music is born. This is the second part, with three tracks from Romanian Ivel Tax. The nesting continues.
One of the UK’s most established and consistent deep house producers, Jimpster, drops his eagerly anticipated Porchlight And Rocking Chairs LP on Freerange Records. His first studio album in six years sees him continue where he left off on the 2006 masterpiece Amour by taking the blueprint of House music and infusing it with an attention to detail and musicality often lacking in much of today’s more disposable dance music. As Jimpster himself admits, much of the inspiration for Porchlight And Rocking Chairs came from the countless hours spent exhausted or hungover in airport lounges on the way back from gigs. It’s during this early morning never never land that he would seek solace in his ipod or start creating tracks on his laptop. Anything too challenging or abstract would be an irritation. Anything too ambient could sedate to the point of missing flights. So normally it would be the kind of lo-slung, emotive, deep shit with enough groove to get into but also just the right amount of warmth and soul to keep spirits lifted in those tiring, and often solitary hours.
A long-overdue reappraisal of Steve O’ Sullivan’s efforts as a producer is underway with this bumper release from Sushitech. Collating the myriad aliases of the Mosaic boss and drawing on some on his co-conspirators such as Mark Ambrose and Jorge Zamacona, this triple vinyl beast of a package is overflowing with high-grade house music powered with the attitude of techno. There’s a classic feel to all the tracks here as they carry the torch for Basic Channel and the original dub techno ethos, but attaching the spacious, mysterious tones to a funkier template. That possibly oversimplifies the majestic quality to this breed of techno, but then of course the devil is in the details.
After the huge success of MarcMan’s first EP with Drumma Records, the Romanian talent comes back with four tracks. In this EP we have four strong tracks that represent the artists eclectic perspective of electronic music. Sometimes MarcMan will show an industrial side with raw speech and sometimes he will express a rhythmic and harmonic intention.
Beautiful and unrelenting, understated and overwhelming, Mr. Osborn delivers on the promise ofall of those adjectives with Back 2 Here. Four Detroit inspired compositions guiding your night to all of the right places, from dusk to sunrise. Back 2 Here bridges an intense emotional resonance from the thundering physicality of the club, the purple skied, clear summer after hours straight on until a post-party morning breakfast.
As we further explore shapes of deep and emotive electronic music, Photic Fields proudly presents the return of Leonid. Despite this low output, his well-considered and delightfully crafted works are greatly appreciated and have impressed quite some folks. This record features 3 new tracks by Leonid, which all pushes down into the depths of ‘soulful’ house and techno music. Each of them does this in its own way but they’ve got one thing in common: they are all overloaded with warmth and emotions. Pure and calm deepness, which is soothing for our restless minds.