VA – How Sick Do You Get When You Look At Yourself? [LIES159]

L.I.E.S. Records Various Artists compilation “How Sick Do You Get When You Look At Yourself?” with tracks from 51717, Bad News, Beau Wanzer, Chupacabras, Daniel Holt, December, Delroy Edwards, Entro Senestre, Innsyter, JT Whitfield, Krikor, S. English, Teste, TV.OUT and Willie Burns.

VA – How Sick Do You Get When You Look At Yourself? [LIES159]

Strange Birds – Bird Shit [VOT01]

Willie Burns and Ron Morelli got together over a weekend or so in Paris a at the end of 2015 and busted this one out. The record includes a sonic journey, mosh pit techno, and drum circle mixing tools. This is the debut release on Burnett’s new label,”Verge of Tears”. The label will focus on his personal and collaborative output.

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Strange Birds – Bird Shit [VOT01]

Crotocosm – Setting The Scene For An Island Battle EP [RHD-034CROTO]

Crotocosm is an occasional collaboration between Jordan GCZ and Willie Burns . Tracks were recorded together live in Amsterdam and Brooklyn between 1996 and 2017.

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Crotocosm – Setting The Scene For An Island Battle EP [RHD-034CROTO]

VA – Waves Of The Future [MNQ100]

Mannequin’s 100th – a compilation looking forward featuring an international and serious cast. The modern synthwave scene would be significantly poorer without the keen ear and tireless efforts of the Mannequin label run by Alessandro Adriani. Mannequin continues to go on exploratory missions to find the best and most relevant aspects of genres like acid, industrial, EBM, post-punk, coldwave and still more. Which brings us to Mannequin’s newest project and 100th release overall: the Waves of the Future double LP compilation, which itself is not a conventional retrospective collection. Case in point – none of the artists appearing on this collection have put out their own releases on Mannequin yet, despite acting as Mannequin’s unofficial ambassadors (via DJ sets and other means). This makes the set even more compelling rather than less so, since it shows how Mannequin fits into a larger picture that includes other scene leaders and label owners including Beau Wanzer, Willie Burns, Silent Servant and Ron Morelli.

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VA – Waves Of The Future [MNQ100]

Mannequin announces 10-year compilation for 100th release

The modern synthwave scene would be significantly poorer without the keen ear and tireless efforts of the Mannequin label run by Alessandro Adriani.  Adriani says it best when claiming that “there is no such thing as ‘old’ or ‘new’ music…only the music of now”. With this cogent statement of intent, Mannequin continues to go on exploratory missions to find the best and most relevant aspects of genres like acid, industrial, EBM, post-punk, coldwave and still more.

Mannequin announces its 10 year anniversary with a compilation of tracks from the labels closest friends for its 100th release, called Waves Of The Future.

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Sfire – Remixes [EES023X/CDA013X]

Hot on the heels of the co-release between Especial and Cocktails d’Amore Music of the Sfire Remixes EP (EES023/CDA013) comes an accompanying release with a pair of deeper, stripped back remixes from the inimitable Timothy J Fairplay and Willie Burns.

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Sfire – Remixes [EES023X/CDA013X]

Tape_Hiss – Love Is A Dog From Hell [LVNO05]

Love Notes from Brooklyn is proud to present a brand new and promising young American artist in the form of tape_hiss. These three moody and emotive tracks fit in perfectly with the label sound Love Notes has been developing over their last few release. The Panic in Needle Park, the clear standout track, begins the EP with gloomy synth washes at a chugging, pitched down speed. That track is then ably reworked by fellow Brooklynite, Willie Burns, of LIES and WT Records, who breaks the beat up for a stunted and unique reinterpretation. On the flip, Love is a Dog From Hell brings a little acid to the proceedings, and Traces to Nowhere closes it out on consitantly dark and moody note.

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Tape_Hiss – Love Is A Dog From Hell [LVNO05]

DJ Overdose – Housejam Freaker [UTTU052]

DJ Overdose heads over to Unknown To The Unknown for a spot of techno-jackin’. Thrillingly, “Housejam Freaker” combines fizzing, upbeat machine drum rhythms, deep space chords and wild, sped-up Motor City electronics to create something that sounds like the bastard offspring of Jeff Mills, Drexciya and Phuture. Willie Burns provides the obligatory remix, offering something that retains the original’s energy whilst increasing the beauty factor tenfold. Elsewhere, he wanders into deep acid territory on the straight-up jacker “Dikzak”, and delivers a surprisingly funky dose of intergalactic electro on the cheery “Vinca”. A string of handy locked grooves complete a tasty package.

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DJ Overdose – Housejam Freaker [UTTU052]

Chupacabras – I See Light [GFEP001]

All the tracks on I See Light are culled from the Forgotten tape released on Go! Finger last year with two Chupacabras cuts backed by remixes from Legowelt and Willie Burns. Those two names are probably reason enough for many to investigate but don’t make the mistake of glossing over the wonderfully strange original version of ”I See Light” from Chupacabras, which pairs strange wind instrument with an insistent raw techno groove.

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Chupacabras – I See Light [GFEP001]

Bulb – Bulb [COTF008]

Crimes of the future are proud to present the first recorings from Bulb. Bulb are Willie Burns, Scott Fraser and Timothy J. Faiplay. Side A combines ghetto techno breaks with something from wayward Kosmiche studio experiments in deepest Germany. On side two dark ambient synthesis and stabbing drums combine to drop you somewhere in a world of psychedelia and cavernous cave dwellings.

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Bulb – Bulb [COTF008]

Man Power – Trans EP [TOB049]

The anonymous Man Power makes his debut on Throne of Blood with the label’s first release in 2015. With “Trans” Man Power turns in a peaktime monster with soaring, frankly uncharacteristic optimistic rushes. Berlin’s Discodromo strips things down a bit delivering a version reminiscent of something that would have smashed up a Wicked party in San Francisco circa ’96. Man Power returns to familiar dark and driving analogue territory on the flip with “Blue Suite.” WT Records mainman Willie Burns closes out the 12” with tearing, arpeggio-heavy mix that pumps things up for the dancefloor.

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Man Power – Trans EP [TOB049]

VA – Creme Organization Valley Of Shadows x LIES EP [VOS003/LIES023.5 ]

To remain in biblical territory “The last shall come first”. Such is also the case with the 3rd in the Creme Valley of Shadows series which will come out before part 1 & 2. So yeah this 3rd installment is a collaboration with NYC’s by way of Paris L.I.E.S. Records. Six tracks by Legowelt, Randomer, Simoncino, Innershades, Ron Morelli and Wilie Burns.

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VA – Creme Organization Valley Of Shadows x LIES EP [VOS003/LIES023.5 ]

Phobian – Phobian [HAR002]

William Thomas Burnett aka Willie Burns / DJ Speculator / Black Deer is one of the creative minds of the underground music scene in NYC. After releases for L.I.E.S., The Trilogy Tapes, Crme and Rush Hour, The WT Records boss unveils his new monicker Phobian, presenting 4 TR-808/SH-101/Pro One driven electro jams for the mysterious Haunted Air Records.

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Phobian – Phobian [HAR002]

Daywalker & CF – Supersonic Transport [LIES047]

Willie Burns and Entro Senestre team up for their second release on L.I.E.S. under the Daywalker + CF moniker. Picking up right where last year’s release left off the title track, Supersonic Transport, turns out to be their most dancefloor driven effort to date as it does exactly what the title states, moving in beautifully epic territories throughout its almost 8 minute course taking you where you need to go. The b-side turns the floor vibes down a notch, as both tracks are left alone to breath in their own worlds, each with equal space and unique sonic character. Ace release from these guys.

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Daywalker & CF – Supersonic Transport [LIES047]

Willie Burns – Woo Right EP [UTTU038]

Unknown To The Unknown present a new 4 track club EP from New York Outsider House luminary Willie Burns. By day a swimming instructor & record buyer at the world famous thrift store The Thing. By night he can be found in his studio in Greenpoint surrounded by a collection of analogue hardware that make up his alias Speculator, Black Deer & of course his SP1200 aided Willie Burns. Having released numerous EPs on some of the coolest labels on the planet: L.I.E.S, The Trilogy Tapes, Rush Hour & Crme Organisation hes turned in 4 spectacular hazy low slung house jams for Unknown To The Unknown.

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Willie Burns – Woo Right EP [UTTU038]

Willie Burns – Tab Of Acid EP [TTT016]

Willie Burns returns on the great Trilogy Tapes. The title track is akin to traveling in a time machine to 4am on a Saturday night in Den Haag circa 1994 – real grotty basement acid techno! Providing contrast in a way Burnett does so well, the B-side offers two tracks of a more immersive nature, with “She Left In Spring” an exercise in dubby techno as pensive as the title would suggest.

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Willie Burns – Tab Of Acid EP [TTT016]