Michael Robinson’s (aka iNFO) vinyl debut on Ozone Recordings takes you right back to those early 90’s Sheffield bleepy subscaping nights. 4 purist polished electronic cuts for the warehouse vibe connoisseur.
SJ Tequilla – GG Allien [MD008]
Originally hailing from Japan but currently living Berlin, SJ Tequilla is known far and wide for his Teknobuskers project, a hardware DIY dance party hosted with friends and held regularly in ‘Max-Koch-Passage’, Berlin. The energy from these dance parties can be felt and lived through his latest ep, ‘GG Allien’. SJT’s skillful use of mind melting background tape textures and moody pads provide the encapsulating canvas for otherworldly acid lines, driving hardware percussion and enlightening melodies. An EP primed to transcend the listener to a place of communal acidic dance appreciation.
Tom Carruthers – In Grooves [EYA022]
EYA Records label has scored another big one here with this old-school House and Techno flavored EP by UK producer Tom Carruthers. In the last couple of years, the Chesire music-making machine has impressed with a series of super solid releases on LIES and his own Non Stop Rhythm imprint. “In Grooves EP” is an ode to the 90’s dance music sound with a modern and refreshing perspective.
Boo Williams – Depths Of Life LP [BMMDLP2]
Chicago legend Boo Williams’ “Depths Of Life” fuses classic melodic deep house with spacey acid and hard swung rhythms in Boo’s signature style. It includes 10 crisp signature tracks, wrapped in a cosmic view of jazzy moods and hypnotic melodies.
Soichi Terada & Nami Shimada – Sunshower [CREMECLASSICS02]
Much has been said about Nami Shimada’s JPop Bubblegum Deep House anthem. Produced by Soichi Terada in 1989, Larry Levan used to bang it in he Paradise Garage, ressurected by Creme in 2004, over a decade before the hype. Here’s all the versions that matter, including a beautiful and haunting Legowelt remix.
Awanto 3 – Party volume 1 [RH-STOREJAMS025]
Awanto3 (also known for his work with Aardvarck and Kid Sublime on Rednose Distrikt) returns to Rush Hour with “Party” Volume 1. Moody and rolling MPC work outs with live accompaniment from a solid cast (Jos De Haas (New Cool Collective) on percussion and Stefan Schmid (Zuco 103) on keys).
Özel Türkbaş Orkestrası – Bouzouki & Organ Improvisations [Arsivplak]
A wide selection of Oriental Turkish funk music for listening and dancing. The tracks are ranging from traditional Turkish Folk to funky belly dance sound and from electrified bouzouki beats to exotic fuzzy riffs. Mostly traditional tracks are taken from the zourna & hanging drum playing style that is practiced in this kind of music and in fact it usually plays at the weddings. Here played with the western instruments including bass guitar, hammond organ and drum set.
Esin Engin Orkestrası – Modern Oyun Havaları [Arsivplak]
This album is one of the best selling album in Turkey’s musical history. “Modern Oyun Havaları” which means “Modernised folk-dance Music” was first released in 1973 by Kent (Kent Ses ve Plak Endüstrisi). Esin Engin who was a singer, arranger and composer almost the youngest and one of the most outstanding musicians of Turkey. He was the first arranger who used both native and pop music instruments correctly without changing the characteristics of Turkish music’s rhythms and melodies. His albums were also the best-selling records among tourists from all over the world that came to see the priceless natural and historical treasures of Turkey. In this album, you’ll find a good selection of modernized hits of the most famous Turkish belly dance Wedding house melodies.
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VA – Casting Shadows: Maja Pa [CSMP]
Casting Shadows reimagines archival music through the eyes of our favorite DJs. After releases curated by the masters Mick Wills and Intergalactic Gary, brokntoys return with the third volume of Casting Shadows featuring five secret gems selected by Maja Pa. She is one third of small but powerful Zagreb based bRAVE crew, partner in crime with Ikonal and Le Chocolat Noir.
Fallbeil – The Mockturtle [MMLPXX505]
Hambourg’s electro duo Fallbeil composed by Wosto and Kluentah, is still pretty unknown despite they’ve been releasing a bunch of EP and a couple of LP on label like Mannequin, Killekill sub-label Boidae or New York Haunted and more recently on their own label Teerpappe to name a few. Macadam Mambo presents now a compilation of irresistible dark atmospheres slow electro tunes with very raw textures, complemented by few little skits to generate a brilliant album around the story of the Mockturtle.
SIRS Cuts – Thank You Bundle [Free Download]
SIRS present on his bandcamp page a free download compilation including 14 of his cuts. Some of them more retouched, some less – always appreciating the original music. Original artist named in the download.
Mekine U Teksi – Steppenroboter versus Transeuropa [TFGC022]
Evocative and spooky contemporary prog. Meine U Teksi has absolutely nailed it to fetishist levels. It sounds like the synths were the only thing keeping the castle warm the night this was recorded. The whole record it’s made even more unnerving by the fact that the 4th track doesn’t exist.
Heinrich Dressel – Lambda 2077 EP [SLOMO049]
Roman artist Heinrich Dressel delivers a sparkling gaze into the future with the glistening ‘Lambda 2077’. Dressel cultivates a cinematic, cerebral experience throughout each track, delicately weaving a visceral soundscape. Growling arps and magnetic, synthesised moans flows throughout this record. Francisco opens things up with an electro-tinged, thunderous remix. Building upon the chordal gravitas of the original, the remix provides the release with an acidic percussive journey.
Garland – Heartbeat [DE289]
The Dark Entries Italo drop continues with Garland’s “Heartbeat”. This is another 1986 dancefloor bomb produced by Claudio Corradini along with Massimo Filippi. Art Déco singer and songwriter Claudio Valenti conceived of Garland as an outlet for his more dancefloor-oriented material. Inspired by Valenti’s time spent in London seeing Steve Strange (of New Romantic group Visage) DJ at Heaven, “Heartbeat” is an epic Italo number with a heavy New Wave stamp. Both the “Song Version” and the “Dance Version” are included on this reissue, with the latter featuring an extended intro and stripped down arrangement. This reissue is dedicated to Claudio Corradini, who sadly passed away in 2021.
Joey Anderson – Exotic Sequence [DPTX035]
From New Jersey via The Netherlands: longstanding US craftsman Joey Anderson makes his debut on Deeptrax with his inspiring new album ‘Exotic Sequence’. His fourth LP to date, ‘Exotic Sequence’ is a fully instrumental deep dive into both Joey’s machines and mindset.
Lake Haze – Coordinates Of A Decaying World [PARAISO010]
Mysterious, melodic and dark – Portuguese can-do-no-wrong-er Lake Haze is back, adding to his impressive catalogue a four-tracker EP named ‘Coordinates Of A Decaying World’ for Lisbon’s ever-attentive Paraiso.
Levon Vincent / Red D – WPH U.S. #4 [WPHUS004]
A classic Levonesque piece of dubbed out house that moves and shakes across 10 minutes of heady deepness on the A-side and an equally dubbed out Red D affair on the B-side inspired by the likes of Maurizio and Echocord. An E.P. in the vein of its authors…with attitude and determination.
Vril – Animist [152DSR]
Channelling his own explorations in search of the soul inside the machine, VRIL draws from the deep well of his live performances to present his third LP for Delsin, Animist. Inside lie 12 pieces which seem to probe at the unknowable distance between tangible consciousness and the astral plane, imbuing even the most seemingly synthetic of materials with a living essence. Given his illustrious back catalogue, it’s no surprise to hear VRIL conjure explicitly electronic music with such loaded emotional impact and seemingly organic animus, but in the process he also toys with the idea of how far the technology’s spiritual potential can reach.
O-Wells – Liquid Sun EP [A.R.T.LESSXTR1]
O-Wells aka Frankfurt Bass is back on Mojuba sub label a.r.t.less with some very tasty life affirming sun showered Detroit Techno for your heart and soul. This special musical treat called Liquid Sun comes in four different mixes to suit your every needs from club dance floors to living rooms and beyond.