VA – Music from Saharan WhatsApp LP [SS069LP]

In 2020, Sahel Sounds hosted a project called Music from Saharan WhatsApp. This series consisted of ephemeral digital EPs, documenting live performances by some of the most exciting acts in the Sahel playing music, including Nigerién techno, wedding rock, Woodabe guitar, WZN, traditional music, Mandingue music, and more. Responding to an open call from our network of artists, musicians recorded a handful of tracks on their cellphone and sent them over the popular mobile app WhatsApp. Each session was hosted for a month on Bandcamp and sold on a sliding scale, with all profits wired directly to the musicians. After a month, the EP would disappear, replaced by another one. Now, some of the label’s favorite tracks from this series are collected for the first time outside of Bandcamp as the Music from Saharan WhatsApp compilation LP. This LP features tracks by established Sahel Sounds artists such as Etran de L’Aïr, Hama, Alkibar Jr, Amaria Hamadaler (of Les Filles de Illighadad), and artists new to the label like Bounaly and Andal Sukabe.

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VA – Music from Saharan WhatsApp LP [SS069LP]

VA – Beyond Space & Time Vol. 2 [BEST002]

Internationally recognized and much-loved festival from Japan, Rainbow Disco Club’s offshoot project ”Beyond Space And Time” record label presents their sophomore release. Their second compilation has been compiled by none other than Antal. Also known as the festival’s headliner and the man behind Amsterdam record shop/label Rush Hour, all 11 tracks are selected by Antal in a 2 x 12-inch + bonus 7-inch format. From local Dutch newcomers to ’80s Japanese cult music, rare grooves to danceable house music, and rare Caribbean soul, this compilation is a portrait of music enthusiast Antal Heitlager’s enormous collection and 30-year DJ career, a work of art that can be enjoyed by all music fans.

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VA – Beyond Space & Time Vol. 2 [BEST002]

VA – Síntomas de techno – Ondas electrónicas subterráneas desde Perú (1985-1991) [BR149]

This compilation presents for the first time various underground techno groups and projects that emerged in Lima in the mid-1980s. Projects such as Disidentes, Paisaje Electrónico, T de Cobre, Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí, Cuerpos del Deseo, Círculo Interior, Ensamble and Reacción were responsible for introducing styles such as techno-pop, EBM, industrial and minimal synth in Peru. Coinciding with the explosion of punk in Lima and the appearance of the so-called Rock Subterráneo [underground rock], these techno groups shared the same DIY spirit, performing in many punk concerts and even creating their own fanzines, and, above all, opening a space for other types of sonic experiences. Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí and Paisaje Electrónico were also the parallel projects of the members of Narcosis, the iconic punk band, one of the founders of Rock Subterráneo.

VA – Síntomas de techno – Ondas electrónicas subterráneas desde Perú (1985-1991) [BR149]

VA – Draw The Line [SEM150]

‘Draw The Line’ is a brand new techno compilation from Semantica featuring Regis, Oscar Mulero, ASC, Stanislav Tolkachev, Anthony Linell, Jonas Kopp, Claudio PRC & Blazej Malinowski, Valentino Mora, D-Leria, Sciahri & Desroi, Simone Giudice and Svreca.

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VA – Draw The Line [SEM150]

VA – Diez [NON050]

Non Series turned 10 years last December since its inception in 2011. And they celebrate it with this great, deep, minimalistic, forceful, lethal compilation from friends and artists of the label. Tracks by Distant Echoes, DJ Nobu, Lugi Tozzi, Neel, Orbe, Ryogo Yamamori and more.

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VA – Diez [NON050]

VA – Honoris III Tribute to Bauhaus [SOIL018/IC023]

The third part of our Honoris Tribute series is this time dedicated to the legendary British band Bauhaus. Pioneers of post-punk and the goth-wave despite themselves. Haunted by the tutelary shadow of David Bowie and Brian Eno, truly post-punk with a touch of glam, lovers of German expressionism and European symbolism, the sound of Bauhaus knew how to combine dub basses, and acid guitars, sepulchral voices and hypnotic rhythms. Unknown Pleasures Records releases this compilation on CD and Soil Records on vinyl. “Brief Chronicle about Bauhaus” is a book that Industrial Complexx publishes together with “Honoris III Tribute to Bauhaus”.

VA – Honoris III Tribute to Bauhaus [SOIL018/IC023]

V​A – Crime Violente Vol​.​5 [UNR009]

Up North Records presents volume 5 of Crime Violente featuring tracks by Anna Funk Damage, B1980, Beau Wanzer, E.L.I., Happy707, LBEEZE, Religius Order, Rudiment, Violet Poison and more.

V​A – Crime Violente Vol​.​5 [UNR009]

VA – Ordinary Dreams Vol. 2 [OD002]

Starting 2022 right with the much-anticipated volume 2 in the Ordinary Dreams compilation series. This time Levelling up to a 12 track double disc physical release of end to end cuts from Planet Trip friends and family around the world. As always expect a deep sonic journey through dub, downtempo and reggae to the oddball, tribal and dream state mutations of house music. Contributions from an all star cast of heads including; Symptoms Of Love, Paula Tape, Jex Opolis, Mayurashka, Errortica, Good Block, Mogwaa, DJ Ray, Ivy Barkakti, the Romanian Eirwud Mudwasser and more.

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VA – Ordinary Dreams Vol. 2 [OD002]

VA – The Fifth Quarter [Brokntoys]

Brokntoys presents “The Fifth Quarter”, a digital compilation featuring music from Livid Husk, Timothy J Fairplay, MetaComplex, Lloyd Stellar, The Spy, Errorbeauty, Morken, user404 and Ex.Hale. All proceeds from the release will go to Haringey Welcome, a local campaign group to help migrants and refugees.

VA – The Fifth Quarter [Brokntoys]

VA – 4 Years [SOIL]

4 years compilation with selected tracks of Industrial and EBM vibes. All benefits for this compilation will donated directly to Red Cross to the humanitarian aid. Tracks by: Tasime da Hidonash, Inconscio Viola ,Celldöd, Morah , Ćyan ID, Savage Ground, Lex-Or, Zona Utopica Garantita, Damaged Clock ,Uranio Empobrecido & Samuel Godion .

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VA – Emerging V/A [CELTD009]

The next release on Cultivated Electronics Ltd shines a light on some of the fresh talent emerging from within the Electro scene across this double-vinyl 12″. Eight tracks from Imogen, Armec, Sergey Timoshov, Obzerv, Cyphon, Khalilian, Fazak and Lindsay Green.

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VA – Emerging V/A [CELTD009]

Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires II [LSD035]

Following the warm reception afforded to their 2020 compilation album ‘Crossed Wires’, which exhumed unreleased music from the depths of an archive belonging to an unnamed producer, Light Sounds Dark presents ‘Crossed Wires II’. Responsible for clueing us up to more oddities than you can name, LSD are on their classic game here, cueing up 15 top shelf obscurities from the intersection of industrial, electro and no wave mutant disco. Another rewarding grab-bag of strange, experimental productions.

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Crossed Wires – Crossed Wires II [LSD035]

VA – LSE15 [LSE15]

This is Lost Soul Enterprises’ 15th release on wax, a tidy compilation of off-kilter dance floor cuts and misfit synthpunk anthems. Side A commences with the gothic, neon-soaked Miami bass of Alonzo’s “Cruising with Pap,” featuring sinister verses delivered by a shadowy syrup-sipping secret guest vocalist. Up next is bucking bronco Nick Klein’s slow-mo industrial headbanger “Posture Test.” Lastly, wild synth lines and ethereal dubbed-out samples dart in and out over a tough, punchy rhythmic foundation in Naeem’s “TLX,” an android’s sci-fi electro vision gone haywire. On the B side, Heidi Sabertooth’s “Was It You” launches us deep into chugging acidic territory, combining enigmatic spoken vocals and a psychedelic, slowly evolving SH-101 line over a persuasive groove. Next comes raucous synth-punk powerhouse SSPS with “Paradise Lozt,” raw as fuck, chanting a litany of dystopian tales atop pumping drums and a wash of demented organ-like synth stabs. Finally the release closes with the short but powerful “New Vape City” by the nomadic Douce Angoisse – an absolute earworm, a doleful coldwave ballad whose lush production plays perfect counterpoint to the icy, deadpan sentiments within.

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VA – LSE15 [LSE15]

VA – WhyPeopleWar – Fundraiser for Ukraine

“Over one hundred artists from all over the world and various disciplines joined forces to raise funds for Red Cross Ukraine and help the innocent. After three days of no sleep, we are proud to present you WhyPeopleWar Vol. 1 and 2. fundraisers with more than 100 tracks! We want to thank all artists who participated and the studios that helped us master the tracks in record time! Let this symbol be the message we send out there with this fundraising compilation. Let this music uplift the human condition and do its part in dragging us out of this situation. From Lithuania with love! Slava Ukraini, Heroyam Slava!

Absolutely all proceedings will be donated to redcross.org.ua/en

VA – WhyPeopleWar – Fundraiser for Ukraine

VA – Dalmata Daniel – Compilation for Ukraine [DDC05]

“As a result of Russia’s cruel invasion of Ukraine, the lives of millions have turned from living in peace to instability and fear, facing attacks and occupation. In order to help the people of Ukraine, we release this compilation album to raise funds to United Help Ukraine – a charitable non-profit organization for medical aid and humanitarian relief for the front lines. All income we receive from sales of this V/A goes to support their work.

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VA – Dalmata Daniel – Compilation for Ukraine [DDC05]

VA – A Dove Has Spread Her Wings: Relief for Ukraine

“As a direct response to Russia’s diabolic invasion of Ukraine, Northern Electronics assembles a sonic charity collection in order to raise funds for UNICEF, helping the children and families who’s suffering under the rage of their occupier.

All proceeds will go to UNICEF Ukraine.”

VA – A Dove Has Spread Her Wings: Relief for Ukraine

VA – Valley Of Tears 4 [SOIL17]

Valley of Tears reach the end of the saga with this double vinyl full of collabs or bands to offer the maximum exponence of the saga. Curated on gatefold sleeve mixing the art design of Greta Haga with all the power of the music.

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VA – Valley Of Tears 4 [SOIL17]

VA – 10 Years of SEQ [SEQ016]

“Ten years have gone by since I began this project called Sequencias. When I started it, all I had in mind was that I wanted to put out the best music that was available to me and that I’ll follow wherever it’ll take me. I’m very grateful to all the people that have been part of this journey and have trusted me with their art, without them there was no way this could have happened. Also, to everyone behind the scenes that have made it all possible, thank you. With this selection of tracks, I intend to give the catalog a breath of fresh air. All of them were previously released on vinyl-only between 2011-2021 so now you can enjoy them digitally as well. All the tracks in the compilation got remastered and the ones that were not included will remain only on vinyl.” JM De Frias.

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VA – 10 Years of SEQ [SEQ016]