John Shima – Space Cadet EP [SUBWAXE-X-C-BLUE]

SHIMA, John - Space Cadet EP

John Shima with 4 tracks of deep & warm Detroit vibes. He’s in fine form on this surprise outing for Subwax’s Excursions series, effortlessly moving between the emotive, melodic bliss of “Evergreen”, where lilting lead lines spar with dreamy chords and a hybrid electro/deep sci-fi techno groove, the poignant, pitched-down deep electro beauty of “Moodswing”, the deep space breakdowns and tactile chords of “Space Cadet”, and the intergalactic electrofunk haziness of enveloping closing cut “Street Soul”.

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John Shima – Space Cadet EP [SUBWAXE-X-C-BLUE]

Reedale Rise – Forest Canopy EP [SUBWAXE-X-C1208]

Reedale Rise here with a strong follow up to his much appreciated “Luminouse Air” album released earlier this year on Kondi Records. Forest Canopy EP has all the Reedale Rise trademarks of futuristic warm and souldful electro with a bit of a acidic twist.

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Reedale Rise – Forest Canopy EP [SUBWAXE-X-C1208]

Fluxion – Vibrant Forms III [SUBWAXFXCD002]

Konstantinos Soublis, aka Fluxion, and Subwax Bcn have decided to pick up the banner and release Vibrant Forms III. It contains everything anyone could hope for and more: The massive, booming basses, the clicks and hisses, the atmospheric thunderstorms, the opium smoke-scented streaks of reverb, dub echoes and the warmth. Yes, above all else the warmth: Sometimes moist and dripping as in “Safe Harbour”, sometimes blisteringly dry as in “Variant”. It’s no easy task, giving cold, dead machines warm breaths. And no-one quite does it like Fluxion.

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Fluxion – Vibrant Forms III [SUBWAXFXCD002]

Fluxion – Bipolar Defect [SUBWAXFX002]

Dub techno legend Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion is back with another album, his first since 2014’s Broadwalk Tales on Echocord. Bipolar Defect is presented by Barcelona based label Subwax Bcn and is a further exploration of Soublis’ delay drenched, smoked out and chillingly glacial soundscapes that have earned him releases on a who’s who of the niche sub genre’s finest labels such as the legendary Chain Reaction and his own Vibrant Music imprint. Highlights include the signature sounds of “Multidirectional”, “Friction Pulse” and “Stream II” which sound like soundtracks for stoned and spiritual explorations through the Arctic, while there’s some immersive and drifting affairs like “Omnibus” and “Aviation” that’ll totally drown you in sound.

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Fluxion – Bipolar Defect [SUBWAXFX002]

Yagya – Rhythm Of Snow [SUBWAXBCNCD01]

Cover art - Yagya: Rhythm Of Snow

Subwax Bcn is a new born record shop based in Barcelona and run by two swedish music lovers. To celebrate the opening of the new shop they here proudly presents Iceland’s finest ambient/dub producers Yagya! This album was originally released back in 2002 and has since then been a real collectors gemm. It features 10 stunning and timeless ambient/dub techno tracks, recorded in Reykjavik during the frozen summer of 2001.

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Yagya – Rhythm Of Snow [SUBWAXBCNCD01]