How To Spread Lies 12"
The many faces of Roman Flügel (aka Eight Miles High aka Soylent Green aka ½ of Alter Ego) have always been one of the main influences of the eclecticism of Dial Records. Besides his inspiring DJ sets, which were always steps ahead of their time, Flügel's productions have been the key to a better world in modern music. Whether it was techno, house, jazz or ambient, Flügel's research into sound and structure has always been an overwhelming experience.
BJORKE & BARFOD
Copenhagens Tomas Barfod and Kasper Bjørke hardly need introducing… for over a decade, they have been making music, together and separately, with releases on some of the most respected labels around. Still, their first release under their new moniker, Bjørke & Barfod -- their first 12″ together in years -- has a new sound perhaps best described as symphonic disco-trance and definitely marks a turning point in their collaboration. Maybe it`s the fact that they have had a few years' break from working together in the studio, while taking time to focus on solo outputs and, in Barfod's case, band life with WhoMadeWho; or maybe it's because they discovered some ancient herb in the tent of some hippie at Roskilde Festival after they played a marathon this summer; in either case, Superbacon EP has a genuine freshness to it that has already gotten some serious hype. Superbacon is an epic bigroom track, still with enough livedrums and sexy house elements to make it work in smaller clubs as well. In other words -- a stealth “debut” release on Mirau.The remix of Cauliflower comes from Brooklyn's finest, Runaway (DFA), that brings rave back in a big way. The EP is named after the new party concept that Bjørke & Barfod take to the clubs around the globe representing the finest from the Danish clubscene… Because as you all know, crispy pork is the prize export of Denmark.
Sole Exception EP 2x10"
Cinematic production skills for the newly-minted Essays imprint. There's no dancefloor ambitions here, as Weisemann allows himself some time to explore opulently-textured downbeats and dubby ambiance on two gorgeously-crafted slabs for late night/early morning play. A masterpiece! 2x10" vinyl only.
African Drug 12"
Originally released in 1994, Bob Holroyd's effervescent, career-defining anthem, "African Drug," is given a new lease on life with two breathtaking remixes. Using the African samples from the original, Four Tet builds a complex, glockenspiel-esque melody that slowly morphs into a feast of hypnotic percussion, pulsating sub-bass and dizzying, psychedelic FX. T. Williams retools "African Drug" for more leftfield dancefloors. An absorbing, off-kilter percussive intro gradually gives way to a heavy yet streamlined 4/4 groove -- a raw, powerful secret weapon.
Listen to Four Tet's remix here:
Asper Clouds 2LP
Christopher Rau succeeds in what rarely happens in the universe of house music: he creates a dream around that one magic loop which seems to last forever on the dancefloor. Now, after releases on Staub, Laid and Smallville, the dream develops, the magic expands: Christopher Rau's debut album Asper Clouds builds up one hour of pure beauty. No trend to be followed, no invention to be intended, it is the reduced gorgeousness that lets us float on sweet Asper Clouds. Nick Holder, Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Pete Rock, J Dilla -- they all simply cached the right sense for magic samples, heavenly loops, and warm bass lines -- Christopher Rau might not connect to these heroes personally, but he belongs to that group of magicians who forms happiness out of a small amount of ingredients. His music has the sweetness and warmth of the city of Hamburg at delightful venues such as the Golden Pudel Club and Smallville Parties at Ego. After "Ne Travaillez Jamais" became the favorite track on Smallville, the idea of an album was born. Asper Clouds is simple and lovely.
Listen to "The Needs" here:
REMASTERS VOL.1 12"
Long out of print & highly sought after work from GOLDMANN remastered. The 1st side, "MISSING DAYS" designed the layout for today's ruling reductionist deepness. "THAT GHOST" on the flip is totally stripped down, drum centered house. A steady beat pattern to create maximum impact w/ minimum elements.
Listen to "Missing Days" here:
SISTERS-MOTORCITYDRUMENSEMBLE RMX 12"
"SISTERS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS WORLD IS COMING TO" is emotive and deep, no kick beating down on this cut. It's followed by an ambient house tune with subtle rhythms. The highlight is the monster MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE remix, superb loop driven house. And the dub....WHOA. Recommended! (MULE)
NEW MEMORIES 12"
Here is a 4-tracker from Netherlands duo Jean-Pierre van der Leeuw and Jozef Lemmens (aka Loves Got Me High and Enzovoort). "Maiden Voyage" is classic Morning Factory, a tight house jam that twists and turns for eight rapturous minutes. Darker undercurrents run through "Last March Of The Ants" when church organ chords stretch across a windswept, broken-beat shuffle. Creamy organ sounds also course through "Radioshow," which takes a nostalgic glance backward to a golden age, and "Cherish" is a charging, tech-house hellraiser.
I NEED A DOLLAR(TENSNAKE) 12"
Killer disco-house remix of ALOE BLACC's soul smash "I NEED A DOLLAR" by the man of the hour, TENSNAKE! Massive, limited promo-only white label run, so snatch these up fast!
Listen to the Tensnake remix here:
HARD BOILED VIP 12"
Minimal dub techno from HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS label boss PAUL ROSE (aka SCUBA). Very limited finished copy.
Listen to "Hard Boiled VIP" here:
JAGGED: Biasca 12"
THOMAS MULLER: Melo 12"
GUMMIHZ & NIKOLA GALA: Sapfo EP 12"
EGBERT: Open 12"
MMF?: The Mysterious Man From? 12"
H.O.S.H.: Cash The Chord EP 12"
SEPH: Alquimia EP 12"
SEVENSOL & BENDER: Scuba 12”
DIXIE YURE: Show Me Satisfaction 10"
VA: Gem Sampler 2.2 12"
JATOMA: Jatoma LP
VA: Fünf 7x12" BOX
ANWORTH KIRK: Anworth Kirk LP
C-ROCK & BRETT JOHNSON: Bassmatic 12"
KENTON SLASH DEMON: The Schwarzschild Solution Part II 12"
VA: Peacock EP 12"
HERTSI: Kohina 12"
ASC/CERTAINTIES EP 12"
Dom Thomas/SYNTHETIC SOUL DLP
Soil & Pimp Sessions/POP KORN RMX'S 12"
Orange Muse/PSYCHEDELIC BEHAVIOR RMX 12"
S.P.Y/FIELDS OF JOY 12"
Simian Mobile Disco/SKIN CRACKER 12"
Sean Dimitrie & Tim Fuller/CAUGHT 12"
Erykah Badu/HONEY GLENN UNDERGROUND 12"
J:Kenzo/RUKUS (MARTIN KEMP REMIX) 12"
Skism/RAVE REVIEW 12"
Delta Heavy/SPACE TIME 12"
Untold/STEREO FREEZE 12"
Mushroom Project/SO MR LEARY 12"
Joshua Iz/IT IZ WHAT IT IZ (REMIXES) 12"
W+L Black/RON'S EDITS 12"