New Detroit heat coming from Norm Talley on Upstairs Asylum Recordings.
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”.
When a spark ignites between two musicians, the state of flow can be achieved. Usually, a fleeting sensation, but when captured, it is an unstoppable force. The coming together of Jeff Mills and Jean-Philippe Dary came from a collaborative project with the late great Tony Allen and created chemistry instantly. Both being cognizant of the skilled innate improvisation that was happening in small jam sessions, they conceived the concept for their collaborative project: The Paradox. They believed that this uncompromising freedom and the manifestation of new ideas allowed them to reach a higher level of spiritual consciousness within their work. Recorded in real-time; these compositions reflect captured spontaneous actions which concede honesty and truth.
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.
The first release on Upstairs Asylum with two warm detroit house tracks. On the a-side a collab between Omar S, Kenny Dixon aka Moodyman and Norm Talley, on the flip side its Norm Talley and D’Julz.
Network’s 30th Anniversary celebration continue with a dig in the vaults finding three timeless treasures from UK Techno pioneers Nexus 21. The “Progression Logical” highlights how skilfully the Stafford duo – Mark Archer and Chris Peat – combined their love of Detroit inspired Techno with North of London Bleep culture. The third track is well and truly an historic piece of Techno history – Carl Craig’s first ever remix no less.
Erell Ranson confidently displays his renowned character of finely textured Electronics with old school aesthetics on Propersound 007. Electro, Deep Techno, and Downtempo are the styles traversed to you from the machines with emotive class, and ambient pads across 4 lovely tracks.
Tracks from the mobile video game “Record Packer” scored by Omar S and released alongside his new Detroit based virtual and physical exhibition “Conant Gardens Party Store”.
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.
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.
The Annual Ndatl special edition release… with some lush and phat grooving Detroit house tracks.
Ace, warm, funky Dutch / Detroit school House / Techno EP from Orlando Voorn on Marcel Dettmann’s label Bad Manners.
New Theo Parrish album on his own imprint Sound Signature.
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.
Elbee Bad and Kichi Kazuko on a properly executed DJ tool Techno / House split EP on Super Sound Tool.
In loving memory of the late Detroit legend, Mike Huckaby. Originally released on Sushitech back in 2011 this is a limited 10″, 15th anniversary reissue on a clear vinyl. The label will donate all the profits to Detroit youth in need.
Of all the Network treasured relics set to be released this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the label there’s nothing as appropriate as the Nexus 21 “Made In Detroit” EP – it was recorded in the 1990 starter year and has been stuck In the vaults gathering dust ever since.