MM Discos originally emerges from the passion of two friends who share the same fondness for records made just of vinyl, after years spent hunting, collecting and spinning them. This is driven by the intention of bringing to light the work of talented newcomer artists.
A mainstay in NYC jazz & dance music in the 70s, his drum machine & synth based cover of William Devaughan’s ”Just Be Thankful” on Profile Records in ’83 gives the jam a haunting & funky rework. Unreleased reference mix. EU pressing.
More Hip Edits – this time provided by Edit Piafra & Johannes Albert. Starring unlimited vinyl only with music to make you cry… ahem dance. These tunes were rediscovered in a lonesome backyard in Monza, Italy. Straight recorded from original cheese plates and abletoned up for today’s DJ needs.
Essential 4 track EP of deep disco and summer soul, boogie house and steady groovin funk edits. All tracks are given Magnetic Souls expert disco dub treatment focusing on grooves, added presence and beefed up bottom end for a solid dance floor feel. The A side enters the spacious tropical House vibes of Summer Love and the delightful slow building soul strings and vocal of Universal Love. The B side hits first with some low slung, raw funk grooves with added brass stabs and leaves us on psychedelic soul funk, la Gil Scott of Cold Outside.
It’s some 15 years since Ashley Burchett first donned the Ø [Phase] moniker to lay down some surging London techno for Cosmic Records. A decade and a half on, he continues to impress with the moodiness and atmospheric intent of his hypnotic dancefloor concoctions. There’s much to enjoy on this second full-length – his debut album, Frames Of Reference, dropped in 2013 – from the intergalactic electronics and Drexciyan beats of “Remote”, and the looped marimba melodies and sludgy pulse of the title track, to the bleak, ghostly hypnotism of “Increment”, and hustling broken techno of “Nep-Tune”. This is proper techno for the dancefloor, with enough subtle variations and neat ideas to please all but the pickiest of listeners.
Late 90’s style looped techno on the reliable Mord Records. Frantic and pounding tracks.
Dutch collaborative label ESHU Records is back with more inventive techno, this time from Tom Liem and Ben Buitendijk on their ‘Split 01 EP’. Opener ‘Equilibrium Two’ from Buitendijk is a perfectly streamlined and serene bit of spaced out, hypnotic techno. Gentle synth pulses roam about the airwaves, left and right, up and down, as ethereal pads glow behind. It’s heady dancing music, whilst Liem’s ‘Contact’ is also perfectly aimed at both head and heel. It is full of lick synth pulses that bubble and boil as watery droplets and ticking hits also colour the most subliminal groove. Closer ‘This Is All You Need’ is a more textured, frazzled cut with frosty lines and rickety pads working you into a trance. Rich drums and clever bass filtration add dynamics and tension and so like everything else here the end result is hugely captivating.
After a short break the London White, vinyl only, VA project returns. P.E.A.R.L ,Gareth Wild , Ben Gibson and Z.I.P.P.O. Tracks included have recently been tried and tested on dance floors in Berlin, London, Singapore and Australia with excellent crowd reaction all the way.
The Southern Italian now in Berlin comes some more fine selections for dark, late night warehouse parties on Alex.Do’s Dystopian imprint. Shady noisescapes and sublime melancholia.
Its been zehn years, ninety-two 12”; EPs, twenty albums, fourteen DJ mixes, seven Unterton releases, two compilations, one 7 single and one cassette. Within this time, Ostgut Ton has grown as a label not only in terms of catalogue numbers and musical variety, but also in terms of experience, professionality and as a musical haven for Berghains and Panorama Bars residents.
Heavy jacking 4 track various artists compilation featuring an exclusive Gene Hunt.
L.I.E.S. XMAS special number 4, coming with one track from Swere (AKA Florian Kupfer & NGLY) and two Marcos Cabral tracks.
Jose Rico launches the Le Disque Record Stores project: Ambiwa Records, a label dedicated to abstract House music. ”Declaration of Intent EP” is a collection of songs with a history, 4 pieces of his life talking about hypocrisy referred to poverty; the trivialisation of music as money source; the days in the studio with Ron Trent; and the night music-workers. Beyond any related stories, here you can find all the Jose Rico’s music standards: Impossible MPC percussion patterns, black keys, vocal textures, distorted kicks and tons of suspense and tension.
Anaxander, contributes two beautiful pieces and has one of them reworked by Amir Alexander. Lost My Soul (in Yours) is twisted little number, with dual synth riffs echoing off each other for maximum effect. A Question About You uses jazzy chords and flutes over its undeniable bassline to retain some soulful flavoring, but Amir strips all of that away on his interpretation, preffering instead to let the acid and the warehouse vibes have their way, taking things right into a 6am rave nightmare.
Red Laser conductor general Il Bosco once again turns his beam on 8 tracks of mind melding italo. Providing a double vinyl release of tracks that have been inspirational to Red Laser Records and the labels releases. This isn’t by any means your run of the mill italo selection. Il Bosco knowingly selects a set that shows the true girth of style and fashion in the genre. Face grillers are ramped up next to sleazy pop sensibilities. Goth-synth disco frottages with 8-bit machine gun bass lines. Chugger masterpieces salivate on crystalline new romantics. As the compiler says ‘Truth is loads of Italo is shite but when its good it’s up there with the best electronic disco music you will ever hear’ Check this album and you’ll agree. For maximum disco potential several Red Laser protagonists have suitably revamped and edited some of the selections with Kid Machine & Il Bosco uniting in the cut, Flemming Dalum sprinkling his magic dust over a bonafide classic & Parisian Romain Bezzina repairing an old banger. As always Red Laser pay close attention to detail with all tracks carefully restored & remastered whilst the vinyl comes in full colour heavy card inners with two riso print poster sleeves & a gatefold pvc cover.
One of the rarest gems of the italo disco genre starting the ‘La Discoteca’ sub label. Here we find disco, R&B, italo, and electro all inside one track. Everything is based on synths and bass lines with a stunning sexy female vocal from JO JO. Reissued thanks to the Help of Massimo Monti and ”Il Messia” Claudio Pisani D.J.
Work consisting of a version of the original track, released in Le Galassie di Seyfert, (recorded in 2011 for Synth Alien Live @ Elektro Sikness 3), a new track ”My Universe” and a brilliant remix of the original track signed by my Brother and the legendary Alek Stark.