Casey Tucker under his Variable Frequency Technician moniker. “Cross Section”, the anthem that closed the B-Side of the original 1995 release on Plus 8’s sub-label Probe is getting now a re-release on Certain Music with two remixes from Fit Siegel and Marc Piñol plus a proper retake from Tucker himself.
The next Selections release comes from Parisian artist Jamn Ensemble. “The Snows of Yesteryear” features 3 instrumental tracks of sublime deepness with hints of acid and techno. The EP also sees Basic Soul Unit (Stuart Li) on remix duities. Stuart has added some late night rawness to the title track “The Snows of Yesteryear”.
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”.
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.
Orlando Voorn returns on Housewax under his legendary Format moniker.
“Keep My Fire On” is a deep house beauty and perfect for the summer season.
Fresh from his recent contribution to the Harvest 001 compilation, label boss Sarayu offers up the fourth entry to his More Rice label, entitled ‘Pridi 303’ – four acidic cuts for
the dancefloor. Including a remix from Mr. Ho.
Aleqs Notal returns with some groovy House music to Phonogramme.
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.
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.
Only One Music presents another outstanding release from the past. This time it’s Jaime read – Never The Future EP, originally released in 2010 on Elektrosouls Recordings.
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.
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.
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”
Italian siblings, The Robinson, deliver a mesmerizing triplet of tracks on the ‘Nightmares’ EP and Ron Trent blessed the release with a fine remix in his own inimitable style.
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.
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.
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.
The Annual Ndatl special edition release… with some lush and phat grooving Detroit house tracks.
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.
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.