Debut LP from UK prog-drone trio is heady mix of beautiful yet dour space rock that recalls PINK FLOYD & TANGERINE DREAM with soundtrack-like bliss. Melodic but with grit and bite, it's for fans of FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, EXPO 70 & DEMDIKE STARE. 4 stars in MOJO! One-time pressing!
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Since his debut anthem "HYPH MNGO" was dropped in 2009, JOY ORBISON (now JOY O) has been making waves globally. Taking a more straightforward, classic house approach, "WADE IN" has rolling, acidic basslines and "JELS" is full of uplifting melodies.
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With his first release on his co-owned Smallville label, Lawrence, aka Peter M. Kersten, celebrates another tribute to more than 20 years of house music. Beyond his club influences, Kersten was mainly driven by slow Detroit jazz from the early '70s and classical minimal music which colors the palette of this EP. With "Sorry Sun," Lawrence invites us on another adventure into the miracle of a cozy dancefloor, letting only the music shine and the people close their eyes and smile.
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Rush Hour is pleased to announce the debut release of a young producer from the UK, BNJMN. His adventurous electronic sound is one not heard in a while. While on one hand his music has a traditional sound (early '90s UK), BNJMN does create a world of his own due to the versatility in his productions. It is this versatility that creates an exciting hybrid sound, therefore pushing the envelope and making it sound very current -- futuristic, even.
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Norman Nodge offers up his first full EP for Ostgut Ton with three contemplative tracks."The Happenstance" is a warm and fresh embodiment of '80s wave electronic, like a classic Carpenter score. "Body To Body" floats into spacious, acidic zones, taking us in a very different yet equally rewarding direction. An ornate exercise in reduction, "Breakdown" is a slow and measured display of Nodge's unique synthesized visions -- a hint of what's to come next from this talented producer.
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A bonafied success of the 90's drum & bass/jungle scene returns to the bass frontier with this genre bending single. B-side "101" is an epic track of cinematic scope that takes a slo-mo house approach for a sensual feel good vibe to sweep late night dancefloors.
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Coming on strong like APHEX TWIN on electro crack (no surprise from the frontman of label WERK DISCS, home of LONE, LUKID, & ZOMBY), the A-side is the frenetic, hyperkinetic sibling to the hazy smokers paradise of B-side "GERSHWIN." Equal parts sublime and austere.
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Next up in the 10'' series on M>O>S Recordings is the solo project of D'Marc Cantu. D' Marc delivers two melodic, sexy and hypnotizing house tracks. "Set Free" opens with a hard-hitting, flanged bass sound and a devastating kick, slowly evolving into a dreamy, mysterious, atmospheric track. "Tonight" is a hypnotic and haunting late-night dancefloor track, combining stretched melodic stabs, an ultra-deep bass line and D' Marc's whispering vocals taking you down into the eerie underworld of his soul.
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Remixes Part 3
Rolando and 2562 on Skudge remix duty this time... and both delivering! TIP!
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HIP LOVE (JAMIE XX REMIX)
Future garage superstars grace RAMP RECORDINGS with their best new single in ages, the cut & paste, shuffle groove of "HIP LOVE." The flip features a wonky, off-kilter remix from JAMIE XX of indie heroes THE XX (fresh off his huge new remix album of GIL SCOTT-HERON tracks).
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The 2nd release from VISIONQUEST comes from FOOTPRINTZ, who create a couple of pop tunes with guitar led melodies over poetic lyrics and dreamy synths. The title track gets a straight up dancefloor remix from EWAN PEARSON, who also mastered the EP for this Montreal based duo. Solid release!
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SIR JOHN (MARK E)
Consisting of BENJAMIN SMITH from SMITH & MUDD, JIM BARON, & CHRIS TODD (CRAZY P), this collaboration exceeded expectations and produced this slab of rare balearic bliss. On the flip, MARK E remixes the tune for a solid floor-shaking interpretation while keeping the vibe of the original.
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SO LONG - MOVE D REMIX
LEIF from Sweden graces us with 3 original tracks of smooth deep house! The title track features DONNA LEA on vocals, while "TELL YOU SOMETHING" is a fresh groove of chunky goodness. "BIDE THE TIME" is a shuffling tune with Detroit-esque chords. MOVE D comes in for a bangin remix of "SO LONG." Tip!
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James Blake?THE WILHELM SCREAM 12”
Daz-I-Kue/BLOODFIRE VOL. 7 12”
Kryptic Minds/CAN'T SLEEP 12”
Seba & Paradox/THE LIGHT 12”
Various/DISCO CAKES VOL 2 12”
Duffstep/YOUR TOUCH (MARK E REMIX) 12”
Disco/CATCH ME OUT 12”
Consequence/SNAKES & SKULLS 10”
Hizatron & Mr Scruff/PRODUCER #3 12”
Shaolin Afronauts/JOURNEY THROUGH 12”
Various/FREEDOM SOUNDZ SAMPLER VOL.1 12”
Clockwork/IT'S YOU AGAIN 12”
DJ Marky & Makoto/AQUARIUS 12”
Soul Renegades/PART 8 12”
John Heckle/THE 4TH DIMENSION EP 12”
Joe Drive/RD-2452 12”
Mr. Raoul K/INTRODUCING MY WORLD 12”
Nicholas/BRING BACK 12”
Martians/BONITOS EP 12”
Rio/RIO EDITS 07 12”
Todd Terje/BARRABAS & G SHEARING 12”
Ron Trent/LOST TRIBES REGAINED EP 12”
James Chance/TWIST YOUR SOUL DLP
Tanz Tanz/OKAY EP 12”
Larsson/FIND YOUR SOUL - MINILOGUE 12”
Todd Terje/TT REMIXES EP 12”
SEUIL: The Nightwalker's Discovery 12"
LUCY & XHIN: LX2/LX3 12"
CHAIM: Alive 12"
ROBERT OWENS: Art Remixes EP 1 12"
JIN CHOI: Use Your Mouth 12"
DJ MADSKILLZ: Carnival Chaos 12"
LIL TONY: Anton's Groove EP 12"
VON SPAR: Soarex 12"
B.H.F.V: ET 01-06 12"
MODERN AMUSEMENT: Cold As Ice EP 12"
AGARIC: Who Made Up The Rules 12"
MELON: Money (Sascha Dive's 15 Minutes Melodrama Remix) 12"
DINO SABATINI: Small Steps EP 12"
FRITZ KALKBRENNER: Kings In Exile 12"
MICROTRAUMA: Colorblind EP 12"
Gentlemen Drivers/ASPHALT 12”
George Benson/LOVE X LOVE (KOKO EDIT)12”
Pablo Sanchez & Uriel E/WE CAN DUB...12”
Onur Engin/SUNFLOWER & FOR REAL 12”
Untold/STOP WHAT.. (JAMES BLAKE RMX) 10”
MRK 1/DIRTY DUBSTEP MUSIC 12”
Minus Yogi/ALL TIED UP 12”
Recloose/CAN'T TAKE IT RMXS FT DWELE 12”
Francis Inferno Orchestra/NIGHT HE.. 12”
Various/PORNO GROOVE (PINK VINYL) LP
Chris Carrier/SUNRISE 12”
Coleman & Ta'Raach/LA #9 10”
Maceo Plex/YOUR STYLE-MAYA J COLES 12”
Gunnar Bjerk/BACK THEN - STAY 10”
Lee Burridge/HERE'S JOHNNY EP 12”
Kuba Sojka/BRIGHT SHADOW OF A STAR 12”
Ezel/IN MY LIFETIME FT DJINJI BROWN 12”
Joshua IZ/IT IZ WHAT IT IZ SAMPLER 12”