Bad Manners welcomes none other than Mr Vertigo himself, K’ Alexi Shelby to the label. One of the founding fathers of Chicago House blesses the label with a four track EP ranging from far-out twisted-ness to puristic deep house class with a stop in uplifting piano-land in between.
Robotic AF – Psychotic Rave Tapes [PM11]
Deep in the vaults of AM Records this album was rediscovered. When recorded back in the days, this album felt too doomy and depressing for the light hearted era in which everybody was on the unifying love drug ecstacy. But for this moment in time, with an increasing popularity of the anesthetic ketamine and introspective psychedelics, the album feels more appropriate. Has togetherness or collectiveness lost out to individualistic painkilling, or are we healing?
Liminal 8 – Molden Heads [CWXD007]
“Molten Heads” is the debut release of Liminal 8 on Chiwax Digital.
Mark Seven – Vibes [PKWY14]
Mark Seven gets closer to defining the sound of Parkway with the latest release ‘Vibes’. The influences are clear and present, but the sound is modern, with crisp drums, synth lines and judicious use of the handclap. Vibes come in three flavors: Sunsplash has the feel of summer heat, heavy synth bass and bouncing leads from New York to Negril. Original Vibe adds sharp synths over an electro bassline á la Freeez and Body rounds off with a smoother soul vibe.
Mark Ambrose – The Journey Vol.1 [REPEAT14]
Over the years veteran producer Mark Ambrose wrote some of the most unique, energetic house / techno tracks. The Journey is an essential and timeless compilation that collect his most rare and hard to find classics. Volume 1.
Simoncino – Cosmic Warrior Remixes [HM029]
Given that Nick Anthony Simoncino’s take on house has always been nostalgic and retro-futurist in nature, frequently paying tribute to the ’80s and ’90s work of key American producers, it seems fitting that his latest 12″ boasts rubs of catalogue tracks from two deep house icons, Larry Heard and Ron Trent.
Hidden Spheres – Tanzen [RS056]
Hidden Spheres returns to Rhythm Section International with ‘Tanzen’. The Manchester producer brings a pleasingly nostalgic, warehouse-ready house affair. The EP is rounded up by Paula Tape who opts for hands-raised acid house nostalgia on her fine revision of ‘Tanzen’.
Radio Slave – Wild Life [REKIDS222]
Radio Slave returns with another standout House cut ‘Wild Life’ on Rekids, turning in two exceptional Disco and Dub mixes.
Böhm – Connected EP [MOS033]
Utrecht based producer Böhm is back with his second batch of heat on MOS Recordings. He delivers a brilliant take on the deeper side of house music, smoothly blending the iconic MOS strings with drifting bass lines and a spark of idm bleep techno.
Andrew Red Hand – Nostalgia EP [CHIWAX022LTD]
Andrew Red Hand is back on Chiwax with his 3rd release. Nostalgia EP is a very personal and intimate release for Andrew.
Byron The Aquarius – EP1 [CJFD38]
Classic jacking tracks by Byron the Aquarius on Clone Jack for Daze. A 6 track EP that will make you dance till your numb. A big booming sound system in a dark room filled with big artificial clouds from the smoke machine, rattling drum machine with pulsating basslines, the hypnotizing lights from the strobe and you’ve entered the Land Of Confusion! That’s all we need to have a good time. Byron hits exactly that sweet spot with his take on the classic stripped down jack tracks.
Amor Fati – Deep Cover #7 [DEEPCOVER#7]
Two stoic nomads in sound, united in difference, emerge on Deep Cover with a brace of cranium rattling reanimations.
Intergalactic Gary @ Studio 508 (Amsterdam) 28.04.2023
Interstellar Funk – Off The Record Mix Series 40
I-F – The Beat Mix (live from PIP Den Haag)
Ron Morelli – Heart Stopper [LIES200]
L.I.E.S. Records founder, Ron Morelli, makes a rare appearance on his own label with his eagerly anticipated double LP, “Heart Stopper”. Heart Stopper is undoubtedly the “dance” record that reaches back to the early days of his L.I.E.S. Records label where artists such as Delroy Edwards, Steve Summers, Traxx, and Svengalisghost all came together digging into the primitive, foundational sounds of original Chicago, New York, and Detroit House music putting it through a contemporary lens. Recorded between 2019-2022, this LP is the culmination of many years of Morelli honing his craft, from digging and studying old records, to focusing and sharpening his production techniques, the L.I.E.S. boss has delivered an album that is a testament of his true love and obsession of the genre, with “Heart Stopper” being the record to cement the now iconic L.I.E.S. legacy even further. In the often shapeshifting world of modern dance music, “Heart Stopper” is what a House record should be. Full of passion and unfiltered emotion, uplifting at moments, pensive at others; with raw, jakin’ drum programming, big basslines, and anthemic synths driving the release throughout.
Nick Holder – Fruit Loops [FCE-07]
FRL Classic Edition is back in action with this gems of mid 90’s. Written and produced by Nick Holder on Definitive Recordings, here you can listen something unique that can smash every dancefloor.
Masarima – Freak Like U Remixes 1 [ROYAL048RE1]
The Italian proto-house bomb from Masarima on Clone Royal Oak gets a well deserved remix treatment. Originally produced by Mystic Jungle and Whodamanny, this one gets a work over by The Egyptian Lover who gets his freak on and delivers in his inimitable style. Pure west coast 808 electro funk bliss. Luca Luzano also comes correct with two remixes where he takes it another route on both. On the ‘Breakbeat Guy Remix’ the early 90s inspire him to a uk breakbeat version. And Karlos Moran joins him for the Tribal Workout Dub not unlike NY’s garage era.
Alexandra @ Kiosk Radio 22.04.2023
Periferico – Red Line [USR025]
‘Red Line’ is a collection of four archival tracks by Periferico, a lesser-known alias of Italian producer Livio Fogli, noted for his activity in the 90s electronic music scene. Lovingly rescued from DAT and now released by Undersound, this is organically lo-fi acid trance to a T, blending charmingly undermixed elements with chimey progressions and tittilating builds.