Basic Soul Unit – Unbound [DOLLY034]

Basic Soul Unit has become one of Dolly’s regulars over the years. He is wel known for his perfect blend of stepping Chicago house, Detroit techno and UK broken beat. Every release is guaranteed party material with a deep elegant twist that makes his music stand out like no other. Beautiful basslines, breaks and bleeps make this new Unbound EP a super powerful three tracker for serious dance floor workouts!

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Basic Soul Unit – Unbound [DOLLY034]

VA – Air Texture Volume VI [AIR006]

The Air Texture Series asks two Producers/ Performers to select a double CD worth of unreleased music. The only guidance is the music should not be main floor bangers, other than that we get out of the way, allowing them autonomy over their selection. This time Steffi and Martyn were asked to step up. Exciting, since as residents at Berghain/Panorama Bar – two of the most important dancefloors in the world… how would two such respected artists approach our experimental ethos.

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VA – Air Texture Volume VI [AIR006]

Disrupted Project – Silom EP [VAKUM006]

Vakum returns with their first full EP including their first ever remix. ‘Silom’ EP is a diverse story signed by Disrupted Project, an artist they had the chance to present on their very first Vakum back in 2014. Now he’s back with full EP which is rounded with a remix from Toronto’s finest – Basic Soul Unit. The tracks are ranging from detroit influenced electro and chordy big room techno to breakbeat rave like drums and melodies.

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Disrupted Project – Silom EP [VAKUM006]

VA – 10 Years Of Jaunt [JR007]

Jaunt celebrates a decade in the game this year, with the British clubbing institution marking the milestone in typically esteemed fashion. 10 Years of Jaunt – Sea, Land, Air is a 12 track V/A compilation spread across three distinct vinyl discs, each of which is based around some of the world’s core elements; themselves a mode of transport or a manner to embark on a ‘jaunt’. Each featured artist is somebody who the label has forged a connection with at some stage during their ten year journey – and each track has been titled to the artist’s own interpretation of a ‘jaunt’. The tracklisting itself has been tailor made to build and develop like their a Jaunt event, with deep, hypnotic, up tempo strands included alongside numerous surprises along the way.

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VA – 10 Years Of Jaunt [JR007]

Basic Soul Unit – Wallow [DOLLY027]

Basic Soul Unit returns with another deadly EP on Dolly, further investigating the thin dividing line between techno and broken beats. A-side “Wallow” is a menacing big room stormer with a delicate pad breakdown, with Voiski providing an alternate more driving techno version of it with a splendid melodic twist midway through the track. “Radiate” and “Joyride” on the B both have BSU’s signature rhythmic ideas and fresh energy with “Radiate” even going full-on Broken Rave! “Joyride” is that upbeat funky techno nugget that’s going to sit in your DJ bag forever.

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Basic Soul Unit – Wallow [DOLLY027]

VA – To Andreas Gehm [MNSXANDREAS] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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A tribute to Andreas Gehm (1972 – 2016), German producer, king of acid and inspiration to many including the artists in this compilation. All proceeds will go towards funding Andreas Gehm’s post-mortem affairs, managed by his best friend, Joe Kurta. Long live the king. Tracks by Basic Soul Unit, KiNK, L/F/D/M, Marco Bernardi, Mark Forshaw, Rivet, Tzusing and Umwelt.

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Includes a free download on bandcamp.

VA – To Andreas Gehm [MNSXANDREAS] [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Basic Soul Unit – Under The Same Sky [DKMNTL028]

Stuart Li, better known as Basic Soul Unit,  brings his rugged house to the Dekmantel imprint for the very first time, serving up this finely crafted follow-up to his 2012 debut album. Delivering ten Detroit and Chicago-inspired house tracks of the finest calibre, Li’s offset and grubby bruk drums are a constant nod to the dance floor, while his melodies lean towards an unparalleled industrial edged emotion. From the LFO-like synth-line and crunchy jack of ‘Fate In Hand’, to the Levon Vincent-esque techno shuffle ‘n mutter of ‘Landlocked’ and the Morphosis-gone-wild style of ‘Unwavered’, on the to the dark subbass welt of ‘The Rift Between’ and the relentless floor destroyer ‘Temptress’: ‘Under The Same Sky’ sets the bar fly high for raw yet extremely original house music.

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Basic Soul Unit – Under The Same Sky [DKMNTL028]

Hermans – Lab Our 06 [LBRM006]

LAB.OUR 06 features offbeat, dancefloor techno from Hermans (Jerry Riggs ‘Dick Diamonds’ & Maxwell Church). ‘Sweat Box Rock’ is an epic stormer that sounds like a techno jam session with alternating beat patterns and dirty keys. ‘Dustin Tombtones’ is an uptempo acid workout destined to move dancefloors. B2 is a remix of ‘Sweat Box Rock’ by Lab.our Music bosses Basic Soul Unit and J-UL.

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Hermans – Lab Our 06 [LBRM006]

Hermans – Zaires [ZAIRES]

For a brief moment Hermans are cut free from their shackles and venture out from the black dungeon, dragging xylophones made from Kraken bones and drums fashioned out of reptile skins the duo summon a battle chant from deep within. Scores of allies join, endlessly banging the same rhythm relentlessly until the clouds draw and the red sun is no longer visible. A Basic Soul Unit appears from the murkiness and descends upon the racket, bringing with him booming thunder and electric lightning, a dark army marching alongside him. The massive beat continues for days, shaking all those that hear it. Slowy and steadily, the din subsides, the clouds part and the sun returns as Hermans retreat back to the darkness to wait patiently until they are called upon again.

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Hermans – Zaires [ZAIRES]

youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]

youAND:THEMACHINES is the solo moniker of Martin Müller, one half of the Berlin based luminaries youANDme. A year after the release of his ‘Behind’ LP youAND:THEMACHINES presents ‘Behind’ LP Reshaped – an opulent collection of selected edits, interpretations and remixes courtesy of a prestigious roster of distinguished producers including Matthew Herbert, Steve Bug, XDB, Boo Williams, Sascha Dive, Legowelt, Marko Fürstenberg & Luke Hess and Basic Soul Unit amongst many more. ‘Behind Reshaped’ mines deep beneath the original’s surface and is a varied compound of textures, tones and atmospheres. From Steve Bug’s glacial ‘Raw and Reduced’ edit of ‘Drift’ to The Analog Roland Orchestra’s allaying take on ‘Desire’ and from XDB’s armoured and clap-heavy remix of Perception to Freund der Familie’s lucidly textural version of ‘Entrance Room’ the listener is ferried through a broad spectrum of feeling whilst a spectral and rueful current remains consistent.

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youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]