5 track EP from FIRECRACKER and Ukrainian electronic artist VAKULA. A mix of "analogue rawness, soviet synths, sci-fi soundscapes and a Detroit state of mind." Limited 10" with artwork from HOUSE OF TRAPS.
The house of Workshop is powerfully represented here by Kassem Mosse & Lowtec, and it does not require a lot of words to introduce these two outstanding artists. Lowtec and Kassem Mosse have defined for years how contemporary dance music can have a sound that locates one foot in the future and the other one in a record collection filled with countless amounts of soul, disco, house, Detroit, Chicago, techno, and more.
Culoe De Song
Long awaited second release from the new star from Africa. His releases from Innervisions and Mule Musiq were highly acclaimed. The new song 'Ambush' is Culoe's unique touch on the deep house sound with his African taste. It's beautiful as music but of course it will make a great DJ tool as well. Culoe can do no wrong at the moment!!
Listen to "Ambush" here:
Spot on reissue of this rare cosmic disco classic from 1983, packed with 8 mind-blowing tunes that features some of the most advanced synth and electronic sounds out there! A fave of DJ HARVEY and DANIEL WANG. Full color picture sleeve, all original artwork.
Listen to "Underwater" here:
10,000 CC’s/ Holiday12"
This 2 track 12" from DON FROTH holds "10,000 CC'S" which is a twisted bass heavy stomper that takes disco, dubstep, & punk-funk elements into a rough banger. "HOLIDAY (DUBBED OUT)" is a laidback dubby disco tune that's breezy and organic in an analog sort of way. Limited 300 copies.
Vol. 11 12”
4 tracks of minimal, slightly bumpy tech-house. Not much info on this, but the 4 tracks here are “Bumping Church,” “Nasol,” “New Jack City” and “Kill Jean Pierre.”
Remixes Part 1 12”
Horrendously limited remix 12" of Skudge missiles.
Listen to "Aardvarck's" remix here:
Glinding Blind 12”
Maetrik presents a three-track arsenal of audio mind-games with the Gliding Blind EP. "Marinda," featuring Sabb, boasts the full-spectrum clarity one can always expect from Maetrik -- a versatile track that melts deep house, techno and Chicago booty action into one smooth ride. "Kemik" chugs along with sub-sonic freakiness and more classically-rooted house references. "Glider" seals the deal with rubbery bass energy and super-funky grooves forming from a shifting, shimmering, tougher house pump.
Listen to "Glider" here:
Quest for Sound LP
Harz-based producer Stephan Laubner aka STL presents a doubly-packed album featuring nine tracks and 4 bonus loops, residing somewhere between deep, cranky scientifics and crazy, shaking groove and listening experimentations. Some tracks will make you dance and probably go nuts on the floor, while others excite your senses with a special, irresistible, attractive beauty. Odd, slippery rhythms will guide you through this 72-minute long journey. Pure and beauteous shivering synth activities, which are 100% hardware from cosmic dimensions to your ears. Music from a universe where the dominating force is sound! Something for believers and collectors. Something for souls with the everlasting thirst for sound. This STL longplayer comes strictly limited to 500 copies, so you'd better be fast.
White Winter 12”
White Winter Lust is the third release by Ekkohaus on Cargo Edition. "Ace Body" is a positive house track that doesn't need any cheap tricks. For the remix, label mate Michael Melchner acts discreetly and strips the track down to a plain beat to which he adds a variety of effects. "Dirty Mind" is a driving house tool with a groove that still fascinates you after hours of listening. "Parafumadores" is more jazzy and laid-back with a relaxed chord element.
Each Step 12”
For this release, Deetron teams up with Seth Troxler on vocals for the funk-fuelled "Each Step." The result is a neo-club classic with a definite nod to the days of Chicago-style acid house, but with a fresh arrangement. "Sing" takes things a step deeper with warm choir samples that are firmly rooted in the space discothèque. Then it really takes off with some tasty chord changes with just the right amount of old school flavor. Also includes Seth Troxler's acapella.
Listen to "Each Step" here:
Running Back presents Mim Suleiman. The Zanzibar-born and Sheffield-based singer/songwriter/performer made quite a name for herself on Afrobeat stages with her mixture of East African vocals and percussive traditions. Nyuli is the first single accompanying her album Tungi, which has Mim singing and writing in her native tongue, Swahili, and is a mixture of Afro beat, rhythm trax and futuristic pop music. There's also a nice dub for extended mixing pleasure. Produced by Maurice Fulton.
Listen to "Nyuli" here: