Long term Seven Hills friend and collaborator Thee J Johanz returns to wax for the third instalment of our original release series. This release runs close to the heart for Johanz as it was produced in the wake of his mother’s passing and stands as a profoundly personal eulogy for loved ones passed. Where Goes Your Soul? has all the trademark spiralling synth lines and hypnotic rhythm making that we have come to love in Johanz’s music making.
Zeitnot marks the 10th release on the imprint with Nick Gynn. For this milestone occasion Nick’s prepared his longest play yet, 6 stellar tracks ranging through various flavours of deep and warped dance floor sounds.
Type-303 delivers a 4-track homage to 90’s rave and acid on Zeitnot 09. Upfront and unreservedly ‘The E-Street‘ captures the soul of acid warehouse club culture with a thunderous, addictive chord melody from the word go. Belly-deep, sweltering bass made for sweaty body masses. ‘Sfääri’ takes a serene, almost dream house turn, side-chained lo-fi pads and twisting, turning acid bass. Flip the plate for more gutteral, darker acid techno – like the head-rattling ‘UglyTruth’. Disturbing broken-machine sounding hook looms over bubbling accented acid squelch, while the 303 abuse continues on ‘Uprising’; an eerie vocal sample reminiscent of classic Chicago jack tracks, with driving hi-hats and a psychedelic sliding acid line.
The next four Zeitnot releases are coming in thick and fast. ZEIT005 is courtesy of Chris Barg aka Tilo Manig from 90s Italian Electro outfit analogue audio association. Zeitnot is a sublabel of UK record label Seven Hills.