Dan Piu – Inside Universe LP [CCPONE]

DAN PIU - Inside Universe

This album was compiled in 2020 during dark, dystopian times. As we searched for answers inside ourselves, Dan Piu’s artificial mind bubble manifested into a thick mass of confusion. Today in humanity’s journey, a science fiction foresight has become reality. The dawn of this new era has been essential for the frame of mind of this album: “Inside Universe”.

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Dan Piu – Inside Universe LP [CCPONE]

Move D – House Grooves Vol. 1 [ATJ008]

Move D has seen a massive career over the years, starting with his early days as a German pioneer of House Music. In 1993 this was one of his first 12“ records on Time Unlimited which was mostly known for Trance and Hard Trance. This surely is a cult record and has become highly sought after over the last ten years. Its unique style of sampling comined with an uplifting, basement style production is still mindbending and timeless. This reissue was remastered by David’s long-term friend Lopazz for a full range sound experience.

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Move D – House Grooves Vol. 1 [ATJ008]

DJ Deep / Traumer – Batu EP [TTM001]

DJ DEEP/TRAUMER - Batu EP

Traumer kicks 2021 off with a bang, with the launch of his new label Tatum. On the A side Dj Deep delivers a raw to the core interpretation reminiscing of his love of early New Jersey House tracks. While on the B side Traumer aka Roman Poncet gives a fresh new interpretation of the same theme shining his new light on this House jam.

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DJ Deep / Traumer – Batu EP [TTM001]

Mr. Fingers – Vault Sessions 1 [ML2238]

MR FINGERS - Vault Sessions 1

Alleviated Records presents the first release sharing selections from their own Archive of recordings that either have never been issued or that have never been issued on the Alleviated imprint. First up, is “Chains”, a track that features Ron Wilson free-styling vocals to a deep-house vibe. Next up is ”Electronic Debris” delivering a ”mellow-deep” vibe. Then, ”Saspence” with, as the title implies, a ”mysterious-deep-minimal house” feel. Concluding the EP is ”Nyte Light” delivering a ”deep-ambient-acid” flavor.

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Mr. Fingers – Vault Sessions 1 [ML2238]

GU AKA CVO – GU Essentials 4 [SJU12R32]

Glenn Underground, CVO, BIDI aka GU with the rare selection of some of the most wanted & rare Chicago House joints ever. 606, Parties, All Night Slam & The Wheel were originally released on Cajual, Relief, & others. On Chicago’s Strictly Jaz Unit label.

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GU AKA CVO – GU Essentials 4 [SJU12R32]

Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D. – Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 [PRES107]

DAMIER, Chez/RON TRENT MD - Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol 1 (reissue)

As long term partner of Ron Trent, Prescription Records will present in future some of this iconic label’s greatest releases back on vinyl. Starting with ”Hit To Be Disillusioned Vol.1” from 1994.

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Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D. – Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 [PRES107]

DJ Jus-Ed – Tribute To Mike H. [UQ080]

JUS ED - Tribute To Mike H

Jus-ED: ”We all lost Mike Huckaby…This is my way of keeping him alive. I believe the body die’s… Yet the spirit continues. One of his Mike’s life passions and motivation was Music…All Music! This EP is just a few moments I had with Michael Huckaby. All The tracks are composed from… Mike Huckaby My Life With The Wave sample cd”

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DJ Jus-Ed – Tribute To Mike H. [UQ080]

Inner Touch – 100% Gone [CR-005]

INNER TOUCH - 100% Gone

Inner Touch is the embodiment of Nicolas Field within the electronic music art form. The music is both simple and deceptively deep, best suited to those seeking moments of transcendence on the dancefloor. 100% Gone is the debut EP from Inner Touch. A five track exploration of synthetic textures, pulsing beats and polyrhythm that would happily bop in any night club. Yet these tracks hold the listener effortlessly to a place of fulfilled solitude and with a wonder for the natural world. This juxtaposition of solitude and community, nature and synthesis is what makes Inner Touch so special and a joy to listen to.

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Inner Touch – 100% Gone [CR-005]

Nesa Azadikhah/ Alison Marks – Limbic Resonance [VR009]

AZADIKHAH, Nesa/ALISON MARKS - Limbic Resonance

The 2nd release for Verdant in 2020 ‘Limbic Resonance’ is a double A side 12″ sharing the hearts and minds of 2 talented producers. The imprint once again provides a stage for a nascent artist; Nesa Azadikhah from Iran is a key voice for the underground scene in Tehran. Her unique style of music assimilates her culture and personal experiences with a worldly and studious appreciation of deep techno. Alison Marks, an established producer from London has an enviable catalogue of releases as herself, Lumina and as a member of Wallflower with Leah Floyeurs. Notably heard on Rebirth and Dogmatik her music is typically filled with warmth and soul.

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Nesa Azadikhah/ Alison Marks – Limbic Resonance [VR009]

MaSpaventi – Le Cose Che Sentivo [SEQ015]

SPAVENTI, Ma - Le Cose Che Sentivo

Sequencias introduces MaSpaventi to their catalog with this EP called ‘Le Cose Che Sentivo’, which is a mixture of tempos with a melancholic feeling spread throughout. The dexterity of MaSpaventi is shown on this one; from the funky drum programming and melodic lushness of “Una Piccola Amaca” on the A-side, to the more ethereal downtempo/ambient side of him with “Profondo Blu” and “Coralli Lia” on the B-side.

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MaSpaventi – Le Cose Che Sentivo [SEQ015]

DJ Slyngshot – Workshop 29 [WORKSHOP29]

DJ SLYNGSHOT - WORKSHOP 29

The mysterious DJ Slyngshot has stayed rather low key since debuting in 2014, but his music has an alluring and unique charm that has made him a real underground favourite. He now debuts on the cult Workshop label with four dreamy, drifting breakbeat tunes for those in the know. The raw and rugged opener is simple but effective, A2 has thumping kicks and old school pads and B1 is a dreamy, acid laced groove full of physicality. B2 closes out with jungle samples and warped synths that cry to be played loud on a huge system. These cuts all sound at once retro but also as if beamed back from the future.

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DJ Slyngshot – Workshop 29 [WORKSHOP29]

Specter – Dreamscape [ITDR006]

SPECTER - Dreamscape

Chicago based Tetrode mastermind Specter takes up the torch with a (too) long awaited solo EP on Into The Deep records. As a true soldier of the underground, Andres has been designing his sound for two decades, bridging the gap between Chicago and Detroit. A spectacular EP exploring jazz, raw, deep and spacey territories from one master of the genre: that’s what Dreamscape is all about.

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Specter – Dreamscape [ITDR006]

VA – Workshop 28 [WORKSHOP28]

YONE KO/KIKI KUDO/IKU SAKAN/YPY - WORKSHOP 28

German label Workshop offers up a four track VA packed with gold. It kicks off with the lush and ambient-laced deep house of “Strip Down to E” before taking off with the wonky chord hits, off balance drums and withering sci-fi effects of “Grand Street Piano”, which is rave re-imagined. Things get as deep as you’d expect of a track called “Cerebral Repertoire” with its crystal clear and reflective pads, then “Zero” catches you off guard with its skittish rhythms and unusual arrangement. As always here, Workshop have cooked up some truly beguiling brilliance. Excellent leftfield House compilation.

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VA – Workshop 28 [WORKSHOP28]

The Deep – Silver Surfer / X O Surf [VIOLENT10]

DEEP, The - Silver Surfer

The Deep, was the alias Matt Frost and Pete Diggens recorded under from 1993-1996. Frost and Diggens released a stream of vinyl on their own imprint Violent Drum. ‘Silver Surfer’, ‘X O Surf’ and the ‘X O Surf remixes’ were created over a series of weekends in ’93. When you listen to the record you can hear Frost and Diggens try to create the sound of waves amongst the beats, they were also influenced by tracks like Pink Floyd’s 20-minute epic ‘Echoes’.

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The Deep – Silver Surfer / X O Surf [VIOLENT10]