VA – WorldWideWindow [ENISSLAB]

In light of the current Covid-19 Pandemic Studio Enisslab headed up by Italian DJ / Producer and Live Act Neel has announced the release of a very special 56 track charity compilation project, fundraising for The Red Cross, who are working extremely hard alongside health services internationally that are feeling the effects of the corona-virus outbreak the most right now. The compilation is available for a limited time via Bandcamp and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Red Cross to help the world’s most affected countries in the Covid-19 pandemic.

This special release features over 6 hours of previously unreleased and unheard material, where an all star cast of artists were encouraged to share music that reflects this time we are living in.

Neel, who is one half of live duo Voices From The Lake, and LF58 speaks out on behalf of the initiative, organised in collaboration with improvised live project Circle Of Live, and visual art collective Sbagliato. He explains:

“In this situation we all need to look after each other and this project is a start. I wanted to reach as many people as possible to spread this message, so I started to share the idea personally with lots of artists and the response was amazing. I wanted them to take their time with whichever tools they had available at home to produce some music that reflects this time we are living in, a contribution for this special project and to portray a special message.”

The project’s cover art image brought to you by visual art collective Sbagliato shows pictures of windows of houses and studios taken by the artists themselves: 56 musicians, 56 windows, 56 tracks shape a new place of sharing.

VA – WorldWideWindow [ENISSLAB]

VA – Momentum: 10 Years Of Token [TOKEN78LP]

Over the last 10 years Token Records has grown steadily, both in size and stylistic breadth. The aptly-titled Momentum comes as a celebration of the close-knit family of artists amassed throughout the label’s running. The record is a fitting collaborative project, with every track on the album produced by two longstanding and well-respected artists from the label’s roster and especially commissioned for the release. This type of collaboration is intended to showcase the specific sound of the label, developed through 10 years of careful curation, as well as bringing out the individual identities of the artists involved.

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VA – Momentum: 10 Years Of Token [TOKEN78LP]

Faugust – Devotions (1984 – 2006) [MIRA009]

Spellbinding new side project from Sigha. Following his latest Avian release, James Shaw now unveils his Faugust project with a 10” title on the Avian sublabel Mira. Emotive and highly personal, Devotions (1984 – 2006) shows a side of Shaw’s sound that has been largely buried since 2004, combining his experience as a guitarist with many of the sonic approaches that characterise his best known music today. Over the course of four tracks it layers pulsating bass and synth lines with melodic flourishes and a pop sensibility not seen in his other work.

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Faugust – Devotions (1984 – 2006) [MIRA009]

Peter van Hoesen – Receiver 1/3 [T2XS101]

The ‘Receiver’ series presents six remixes of tracks from Peter Van Hoesen’s acclaimed ‘Perceiver’ album. The first Receiver release sees Donato Dozzy reworking Attribute 39. The Italian maestro steers the original into a blissfull, emotional domain. It is the perfect recipe for coming down after a long night on the dancefloor. Sigha also chooses an atmospheric approach to enhance the original of ‘Attack On The Reality Princicple’. He injects crackling electricity into the track, supported by a huge booming kick.

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Peter van Hoesen – Receiver 1/3 [T2XS101]

Sigha – Living With Ghosts [HFLP009]

Cover art - Sigha: Scene Couple

Sigha a.k.a James Shaw confidently returns to Hotflush with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. Since his 2009 debut on the label, Sigha has organically shifted further and further into the straight 4/4 realm of techno, embracing the subterranean, darker soundscapes of his new production homebase, Berlin. However, hiding under all that bass, one can still hear the whisper of many long forgotten shoegaze numbers. Years of playing guitar in London bands defined Sigha’s musical start and gave him an ear for the emotive. He was able to merge both worlds after quite literally stumbling across techno by chance, igniting his love of electronic music.

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Sigha – Living With Ghosts [HFLP009]

Sigha – Scene Couple / Brood [LWG001]

Cover art - Sigha: Scene Couple

Sigha a.k.a James Shaw returns to Hotfllush Recordings with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living With Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. This limited 10″ is an extract from the album, featuring two tracks. ‘Brood’, an additional track not included on the aforementioned album and the acid-licked ‘Scene Couple’, a track from the LP.

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Sigha – Scene Couple / Brood [LWG001]

VA – Inertia #2 [INERTIA002]

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Part two of the four-part Inertia sampler again serves up four heavy-hitting techno bangers from different artists of the new-school techno generation. First up is Frenchman Marcelus who offers a heavy house and techno fusion, before London’s Sigha goes deep and ominous. Redshape and Area Forty_One close out the package with frozen, static coated sounds and textured techno respectively.

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VA – Inertia #2 [INERTIA002]

Sigha – Sigha EP [HF029]

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Hotflush presents its fifth release from Sigha. This EP continues his progression into subterranean techno hauntings. With this release he takes a more direct approach that maintains the cavernous atmosphere and spatial tension of his previous work on Hotflush and his own label Our Circula Sound, resulting in a collection of club tracks that evolve and sizzle with burning tenacity, ultimately bursting into the beatless closer that echoes about in an otherworldly space.

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Sigha – Sigha EP [HF029]

Sigha – OCS001 [OCS001]

Inspired by the creative freedom found In Berlin, and fused with a classic UK aesthetic, Sigha’s ‘Our Circula Sound’ project represents his growing immersion in the more spacious and abstract realms of Techno. Dark, introspective and hypnotic, the labels output will mirror the sound that Sigha has become know for, with his obsession for detail clear through out. The first release includes an original track from Sigha and a remix from Marcel Dettmann.

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Sigha – OCS001 [OCS001]

VA – Sub:stance mixed by Scuba [OSTGUTCD11]

Cover art - Various Artists: Sub:Stance

When combining the energy of Berghain and Panorama Bar, together with a (in context) unusual side of dubstep, the Sub:stance club manages to take out the best of both “sides” – and fuse them into a concrete monster. Even though the sharp and ambitious sound may seem a bit uneasy as well as clever, the direction in which Sub:stance is going seems more natural than ever. Keeping the essence of the sounds that define dubstep, as well as the tempos, structure and attitude while fusing them together with a very techno-fied city and all the inspiration, aspiration as well as unique sense of bass music – Scuba seems more than just fit to create a mix CD of it all.

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VA – Sub:stance mixed by Scuba [OSTGUTCD11]

Sigha – Rawww [HFT010]

Superb techno/dubstep mixtures from Sigha dropping an understated and ice cool 12″ for Hot Flush. Rawww takes influence from the technohouse constructions of Sheds EQd project on the A-side with dub chords synced around slick sub bumps and crafty rhythm programming, achieving nearly the same levels of swing and flex as the Berlin auteur. On the flip Hold Your Heart Up To The Light switches up to a fragile dubstep construction, like a crystallized reminiscence of Scuba or T++ and Untitled#2 finishes on a kicking nautical trip, sounding like a Ben Klock cut played through a flooded Berghain. If youre into Dettmann, Shed or Scuba this is right up your street!

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Sigha – Rawww [HFT010]