John Osborn + Tallmen785 – The Curfew EP [TANSPLAN010]

The final, 10th, release on the Tanstaafl Planets series from John Osborn & Tallmen785. Machine grooves crafted with trippy, pulsating bass lines, alien synth leads, whipping jungle snares, and skipping high hats that sound as though they have all been produced by an alien lizard race from the constellation Draco.

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John Osborn + Tallmen785 – The Curfew EP [TANSPLAN010]

Joey Anderson – Head Down Arms Buddha Position [TANSPLAN005]

New Jersey’s Joey Anderson joins the TANSTAAFL family in fine tripping, jacking & twisting style. Body & soul music for the headstrong. Joey ‘s take on techno and house – sparse and mechanical, but heavily influenced by both classic Detroit futurism and the twisted pulse of Chicago acid.

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Joey Anderson – Head Down Arms Buddha Position [TANSPLAN005]

John Daly – Second Knight [TANSPLAN004]

Irishman John Daly takes a rare break from his One Track label and delivers his magic to the Tanstaafl Planets imprint. Floating house and spacey techno on the b-side that seamlessly merge Daly and Tanstaafl’s aesthetics, while the A-side delivers a pulse-raising new fusion of jacking swing and dubby synths.

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John Daly – Second Knight [TANSPLAN004]

Kel – Irritant [TANSPLAN001]

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Kel is the solo alias of Skudge’s Elias Landberg, and on Irritant he inaugurates the Tanstaafl imprint’s Planets sub-label, supposedly intended to showcase “the music that orbits the core members of Tanstaafl”. With label co-head October having previously released on Skudge Records, Landberg’s appearance on the label makes total sense. Those who are familiar with Skudge’s work will know what to expect, but in Landberg’s hands alone their analogue hardware seems to take on a more urgent, exploratory quality; the title track’s synths bristle and chime against a rolling drum beat, while “MKS” sees languid textures pushed forward by a panicked rhythm. “Traces” is the most Skudge-like thing here with its unmistakeable dub chords, but it’s not something that causes the release to suffer as a result.

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Kel – Irritant [TANSPLAN001]

October – Planet Of Minds [TANS002]

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After the success of the first release, Tanstaafl returns for their second wax adventure, this time with the musical renegade Dj October at the helm. October has entered a new phase of production for the Tanstaafl series and has focused himself firmly on a reduced, stripped and effective formula for the floor. His productions are heavy, smoked out narcoleptic dub infused journey’s, and his latest 12 offers more or less of the same opaque vibe but with his sights firmly set on the floor, with one foot in the past and the other in the future – drawing from his usual Detroit, NYC and Chicago influences.

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October – Planet Of Minds [TANS002]

John Osborn – Epoch 4 EP [TANS001]

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Tanstaafl Records, the new label from Caravan label boss October, presents its first release. John Osborn’s mighty Epoch 4 EP, featuring a remix by Appleblim. The labels focus is on pure grinding analogue house and techno, designed for all the best moments on the dance floor.

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John Osborn – Epoch 4 EP [TANS001]