Let’s Get Cool
CAN's HOLGER CZUKAY releases this 2 track 10" with tracks based on "COOL IN THE POOL," recorded in his home studio in 1979. Quirky with a touch of free jazz horn work. Pressed as a strictly limited 10" on transparent vinyl.
Black Stroke EP
The original is a hymnic Detroit-ish tune with a swingy groove and the right strings. KINK & NEVILLE WATSON work out an old school acid house mix in the Chicago vein, and "PRETTY FAR FROM HERE" closes out the record with old school deep funky sounds that are raw.
A Made Up Sound
A Made Up Sound
A MADE UP SOUND brings 2 tracks of bangin' beats! "ALARM" is a punchy tune with synth stabs, moody pads and a swaggering rhythm. "CRISIS" on the flip is all about restraint. Thick house-not-house beats and a thumping acid bassline. This is a killer 12".
Listen to "Crisis" here:
Infinite Space EP
INFINITE SPACE is the first release on the label set up by AERA aka RALF SCHMIDT to put out his own music. The EP's opening tune is "FLOWERS ON FIRE," which is a bubbling stomper of spacey synths & atmosphere. The flip holds "ELEVATOR PITCH," a dope 4/4 groove.
Mano Le Tough
MANO LE TOUGH's "OBLIQUE" boasts a perfect melody that rises out of a layer of thick chords before turning into its deep acid finale. On the flip is a remix by French gentlemen CHATEAU FLIGHT that toughens up the beat and adds some psychedelic dub effects to the track.
Here on this great 12" from MARK E, "SPECIAL FX" weaves bits of mid 80s magic into a lengthy groove-out with that patented "throb." On the flip, "CHRISTO" drives down a Detroit bound freeway, sounding like CARL CRAIG remixing PRINCE.
In My System
CHEZ DAMIER, JEF K, and CHRIS CARRIER are THE GATHERING. "IN MY SYSTEM" is a deep underground track with raw keys & vocal samples. Here on part one of this release are JEF K's mix along with a dub version. This is a red vinyl limited edition release with no repress. For the second part of the IN MY SYSTEM release from THE GATHERING, we see versions of the track by ADULT ONLY RECORDS' CHRIS CARRIER on one side. On the flip, we get a dope CHEZ DAMIER version that continues with the deepness. Limited red vinyl release.
Listen to "In My System" (Original):
Listen to "In My System" (Chez Damier's Edit):
French producer I:CUBE drops MEROVINGIENNE, a three track EP influenced by the resurgence of VERSATILE's studio hardware, mental tech and creepy funk. Along with the title track, the high quality tunes "BIONIC EARS" and "GRANDES ORGUES" are included. Support from DIXON, OSUNLADE, TRUS'ME.
Listen to "Bionic Ears" here:
DJ KOZE's RUE BURNOUT EP shows his finesse and sophistication, leading from dreamy and restrained parts to a noisy frenzy at the end. "BLUME DER NACHT" starts with a looped piano solo laced with high pitched strings and sharp rhythms while the title track is precisely crafted.
Listen to "Rue Burnout" here:
BOTTIN, one of the most active new disco producers, drops ARTIFACT 1 -- a 200 copy private pressing containing 2 tracks. "SAGE OIL" is a sweet and sexy track while the flip's "HOT LIZARD" is a rawer piece from the typical Italian police series & horror movie scores from the late 70s & 80s.
Listen to "Hot Lizard" here:
1 In The Morning
GERD aka DELGUI from Rotterdam drops "1 IN THE MORNING (AT THE CLUB)," which delivers a funked up groove of blips and beeps. On the flip, the great DJ KOZE gives his fantastic treatment to the track and twists it up another notch. Solid release from Philpot.
ORACY's "BASS MOOD" is his follow up to his classics "FAMILY DAY" and "MIND DANCE". The title track is a disco break styled beat with an ultra fat acid bassline. On the flip, "FUNK ADVICE" chills things out a bit and takes the release into true MOJUBA fashion. Quality.
Ost & Kjex
Norway's OST & KJEX bring "CONTINENTAL LOVER," the first single taken from the album, that demonstrates the duo's fresh dancefloor focus. Wonderfully soulful vocals over powerful synth chords. The remix package includes mixes from PAWAS, UNER, and STIMMING, who all do bang up jobs.
Listen to "Continental Lover" here:
Rising producer PATRICK SPECKE unleashes THE ANTMAN EP, a solid, minimal style 2 tracker including "ANTMAN" and the opposite, "ANTWOMAN." As an added bonus, MR. DELANO SMITH takes things way deep for his remix full of lush chords, pads, and a sampled vocal.
Listen to "The Antman" (Delano Smith Remix):
Edits Vol. 3
Here are three more RON HARDY edits supposedly straight from reel to reels. Nonetheless, they're good! First is RON's version of a JAMIE PRINCIPLE cut properly called "WAITING ON RON'S ANGEL." Also includes an edit of PLASTIC BERTRAND's "STOP OU ENCORE" and a cut by MR. HARDY & JESSE SAUNDERS.
Remaster Of The Universe
Three track sampler from TODD's "REMASTER OF THE UNIVERSE" CD. Here he reworks the new wave dance classic "POP MUZIK" by M, "ALL THAT SHE WANTS" by ACE OF BASS, and the massive Chicago house hit "PERCULATOR" by CAJMERE.
Listen to Lindstrom's "Another Station" (Todd Terje Edit):