Chris Mitchell – Remnants [AC009]

Anunnaki Cartel is up next with another release from label co-owner Chris Mitchell. This is his follow up to the Din Gir Dialectic EP that was released last year. “Remnants” is a more introspective outing with a sobering feel. These are heady selections for a darker floor, and will satisfy those DJ’s who want to inject this into their sets.

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Chris Mitchell – Remnants [AC009]

Amir Alexander – Anthology One [ACWL001]

Amir Alexander’s Anthology one brings together 4 of his most in demand tacks spread out over 3 EP’s onto one 12 inch compilation. ‘Necessary Sanctuary’ has proven to be an instant classic since it’s quiet and humble release 5 years ago. Both tracks are included. The Original Mix and the 3 AM Dub. Also included is ”The Universe’ from his Deep Vibes released Outsider Music EP, as well as The lovely ‘Transcend’ for Amir’s first full solo EP on Machining Dreams.

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Amir Alexander – Anthology One [ACWL001]

Amir Alexander – Love & Fear! [AC007]

“A recontextualized hybridization of that which is familiar to create the foreign….
Using classic Chicago, Detroit and New York as a reference, I sought to explore new sonic possibilities while limiting myself to the classic machines and sounds of the era that inspired me to dedicate my life to this art-form.
Revivalism was not my intent. Perhaps neo-futurism if any ism’s must be assigned. That, and a strict code of minimalism. I aspire to use time, space, and absence, as well rhythm and sound, all in equal measure to create suggestive music (pun intended). Defined as much by what is not there as by what is. Music for travel. For Dance. For Contemplation. In a club among hundreds, or at home in bed.
An album. Along player. A fantastical voyage through the soul and mind via abstract, minimalist etudes exploring the range of emotions that are joined to a particular year in my life. Using as few elements as possible to create the most emotive material I could, these studies are recorded documentation of one student’s pursuits to master the craft of creating raw, yet elegant. Rich and sonorous, yet stripped down modern electronic music. For the club, at home, and everywhere between. Modern music for modern living.
I hope to contribute to the progression of the form and create excitement in the next generation so that some of them will also be inspired to expressively create and add on to the culture. Peace”

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Amir Alexander – Love & Fear! [AC007]

Nubian Mindz – Ideas Of Music [AC006]

Anunnaki Cartel takes a different direction and continues to surprise supporters and evolve. Enlisting broken beat veteran Nubian Mindz for duties on AC006, they deliver what will prove to be yet another successful EP. Ideas of Music is the title for this musical excursion where broken elements and 4/4 kick flirt with each other to deliver an outstanding musical statement.

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Nubian Mindz – Ideas Of Music [AC006]

VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 4 [AC003]

ALEXANDER, Amir/CHRIS MITCHELL/DJ SPIDER/DAKIN19 - Vanguard Sound Vol 4

Sister Label to Vanguard Sound Anunnaki, Cartel plays host to the fourth installment of the Vanguard Sound Series featuring 4 tracks from crew members Dakini9 (Lola), Chris Mitchell, DJ. Spider, and founder Amir Alexander.

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VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 4 [AC003]

VA – Introduction [AC001]

MITCHELL, Chris/AMIR ALEXANDER/JOEY ANDERSON - Introduction

Anunnaki Cartel is the newly launched sub label of Amir Alexander’s Vanguard Sound operation and this first release sets the bar high; Alexander himself features alongside cuts from Joey Anderson and Chris Mitchell. The latter producer leads the way with “Illuminescent Invasion” a relentlessly rewarding concoction of fierce snares, deviant saw tooth synths and almost criminal abuse of the 303. Amir Alexander is growing into a personal favourite of the Juno review team and “Ostinato” demonstrates why in abundance. It’s a direct and druggy assault on your sensibilities based around discordant square synths and a undeniably funk heavy groove. Things get even weirder on the flip as Joey Anderson drops the kind of off-kilter, off the grid house production where all the elements appear to be pulling in separate directions but somehow combine for a unique cohesive groove. Mitchell and Alexander join forces to close this excellent 12″ with the cosmic techno of “Dark Memories” which has got the best snare sound since “Set It Off”.

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VA – Introduction [AC001]