VA – Mentality EP [LN003]

Life Notes returns with its 3rd transmission and presents the Mentality EP. After starting the label under his Motion Process moniker, Life Recorder is welcoming on board 2 of his favorite producers with the Birmingham UK based producer, Jayson Wynters and Taelue. Guided by a natural artistic and human being connection, the 3 producers and dj’s are sharing the wax here to present their vision of deep, meditative house/techno speaking to the mind and the dancefloor.

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VA – Mentality EP [LN003]

Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

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VA – Boe XXX [BOEXXX]

Every tenth release for Boe Recordings represents a significant achievement for the vinyl-focused record label and the numerical milestone is celebrated with a special release. The thirtieth installment, BOE XXX is a true family affair with four recognizable Boe artists and two new members added in. Leif’s “That Ice Cream Tune” features shuffling and stuttering arpeggiated leads and metallic syncopated hats and snares. Spoken word hums and an ambient lead add that beautiful sheen to the production. Ben Boe slots in a classy deep electro cut, “Spectral Gate” comprised of weighty analog percussion and shifting synthscapes. Nick Lawson returns to Boe with yet another classy example of high-end deep house. “Wharf Aquatics” bubbles and grooves along with its effervescent dub delayed leads and it’s liquid bass movements. Late night head music. A closely linked artist to the label, Life Recorder finally gets his debut on Boe with a low slung grooving tech houser, “Butterflies”. Aimed squarely at the dance floor this no-nonsense driving cut pumps and grooves for 7 minutes with its persistent Detroit style hook line. Reedale Rise provides “Quadrex”; a Detroit-esque electro track with DBX style hypnotism thrown in for good measure. Space age themes and Drexiycan like pads play off against shuffling percussion mechanics. Finally, after many recent contributions to boe 12″s, the steel city techno-forging don John Shima lays down a stunning piece of ambient work in the vein of B12 and those classic industrial sounds calledLiberation.

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VA – Boe XXX [BOEXXX]

Life Recorder – The 8th Argument EP [AMG008]

Strong Detroit influenced techno EP featuring remixes by Steven Tang, Stojche & Vidinovski. As the title suggests, “90 State” sounds like it was heavily influenced by vintage 808 State, and “Pacific State” in particular. The analogue-sounding beats, spine tingling electronics, melodies and wide-eyed chords all recall the rave-era classic.

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Life Recorder – The 8th Argument EP [AMG008]

VA – Austerity Cuts Vol 1 [AUS007]

It’s been some 10 months since the last release from the Austere imprint. Here, the label re-boots with a split EP featuring a variety of sinewy deep house gems. There’s something particularly delicious about Gradul Lashton’s “Summer Solace”, a sweet mixture of darting acid lines, jaunty rhythms and dreamy melodies. Fat Dog’s “All That I Own” is a fluid, bluesy delight – with a little dubbiness about the drums, naturally – while Life Recorder’s “From Above” sounds like a long lost Detroit techno classic – all stargazing pads, intergalactic synth bass and relentless cymbals. Best of all, though, is Arnheim’s “Late Night In The Loft”, a bittersweet fusion of mournful pianos and shuffling, ultra-deep grooves.

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VA – Austerity Cuts Vol 1 [AUS007]

Life Recorder / Semerka – Track Mood [BH008]

Another strong Bokhari release. Beautiful deep house tracks with a hint to early Chicago and bits of the mid 90’s IDM techno wave from the UK. Side a by Life Recorder and flip side by French producer Semerka (incl Fudge Fingas remix).

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Life Recorder / Semerka – Track Mood [BH008]

Trinidadian Deep – Rebirth EP [PP001]

The first release for Plastik People Recordings. Two tracks, featuring ‘Tree Of Life’ which originally came out on Ron trent’s Future Visions Records & a new and raw late night track called Deep Thoughts. Two remixes come in the form of French Life Recorder & Seed Records man Bradford James. Life Recorders version is deep yet heady & continues from the original tree of life with the vocals and deep synced chords. Bradford James remix turns it on its head with deep congo groves and club drums.

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Trinidadian Deep – Rebirth EP [PP001]

Life Recorder – No Look Back [AES015]

Purpose, Musical Integrity, Limitless Depth & Fearless Exploration are the basic principals for timeless music, and are the focus of Aesthetic Audio. Listen to “No Look Back, and it’s all there within this wonderful 4 tracker. Hailing from Marseilles, France, Aesthetic Audio proudly introduces the artist, Life Recorder.

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Life Recorder – No Look Back [AES015]