VA – Vol. 1

The Amsterdam based booking agency, Voyage Select, is launching it’s label. The first release is a digital compilation released on bandcamp and includes 14 tracks by artists from the agency’s rooster. Cover photo by Interstellar Funk, graphic design by Dazion. 100% of the profit will be divided equally among the artists.

VA – Vol. 1

D.K. – The Goddess Is Dancing [GMV05]

Pivotal Parisian producer Dang-Khoa Chau aka D.K. pays sublime tribute to ancient Vietnamese spirit possession ritual, Hau Dong, on a fresh first vinyl edition of his 2019 cassette for Good Morning Tapes. ‘Goddess Is Dancing’ is a 40 minute trip that revolves around a handful of pieces of lilting, thmelodic percussion and aqueous atmosphere expressing D.K.’s imaginary interpretation of music used in Vietnamese ritual music. It unfolds as a ceremony in five parts honouring the mystical goddesses of Forest, Water and Heaven, with music both relaxing and energising in a way that’s intended to aid dancers’ transmogrification from human vessels into spirited beings.

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D.K. – The Goddess Is Dancing [GMV05]

45 ACP – Graveyard Shift [LIES083]

From scratchy ambience to dramatic slow tempo bpm cuts to melodic house tracks, 45 ACP shines on this ep showing his versatility and reinforcing his reputation for strong song writing and composition. Once again diverse enough for club or home listening, warm up or peak time…let the djs make the choice.

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45 ACP – Graveyard Shift [LIES083]

45 ACP – Turn On The Night [CCCP018]

Smooth yet dusty and rusty retro house on offer here from D.K. aka 45 ACP on L.I.E.S. offshoot Russian Torrent Versions. Taking an interesting change in direction from its usual choice of banging peak time techno tools. Also worth mentioning his album “Change Of Tone” was also released this year on the former. All the tracks on this release here sounding reminiscent of early nineties school Chicago house and all in rather convincing fashion.

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45 ACP – Turn On The Night [CCCP018]

45 ACP – Change Of Tone [LIES061]

Known for his work on the Antinote label as DK, 45 ACP is the alias of Parisian producer Dangkhoa Chau. Having seen prior releases on Italian label, Dog in the Night Records and French label Odd Frequencies, 45 ACP has caught the attention of L.I.E.S. Records where we see him issuing his debut six track LP. Not straying too far from his prior works, we get a wide yet cohesive grouping of tracks throughout the record. Sounds ranging from the slo-mo cosmic chug of 7th Circle, to the percussive boogie leaning Ground to Ground or the Sakamoto-esque lush b-side opener Hidden Garden, 45 ACP delivers start to finish proving equally effective on the dancefloor or in your headphones.

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45 ACP – Change Of Tone [LIES061]

45 ACP – Dog In The Night 07 [DIN007]

45 ACP who has seen prior releases on the Odd Frequencies label presents a dense five tracker that is equal parts dj fodder as well as dips into the low tempo trip tracks. This one crosses all lines taking you to bizzaro world and back to the club again.

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45 ACP – Dog In The Night 07 [DIN007]

Lumigraph / D.K. – Skull Bone [FRQ001]

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Odd Frequencies is a brand new label coming straight from Paris. This split EP brings two young producers together (irish Lumigraph and parisian D.K.) and is the first of a series of releases confronting a local French producer to an international artist. 1 track on each side, 2 mutant bombs pushing the drum machines to their limits.

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Lumigraph / D.K. – Skull Bone [FRQ001]