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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 2/1 - Helium Robots, Locked Groove, Demdike Stare, Pittsburgh Track Authority and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, February 1, 2012 11:58am | Post a Comment

Helium Robots
Jarza EP - Theo Parrish 12"
Running Back

EWAN WILMOTT, here as HELIUM ROBOTS, provides 2 brilliant tracks to the RUNNING BACK label - imaginative electro, balearic, disco music. On the flip, THEO PARRISH remixes "JARZA" and brings 2 different outcomes - both of which are magical trips through sound. Essential!

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Locked Groove
Rooted 12"
Hotflush

Hotflush presents the debut 12" from Belgian newcomer Locked Groove aka Tim Van de Meutter. The young producer delivers three hypnotizing and genre bending tracks that expertly weave the sounds of Berghain, soulful house and UK garage into a single crushing package. The Rooted EP draws you in with the title track, bouncing along to an acid baseline, then moves onto 'Drowning,' a moody techno track that was included on Scuba's DJ-Kicks mix compilation, filled with drum and ambient samples taken from field recordings. Lastly, 'Change,' a production that smartly melds classic house grooves with industrial techno, demonstrates Locked Groove's rhythmic finesse and long-term promise as an artist.

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Demdike Stare
Elemental Part 3 12"
Modern Love

Part three in this 4-part set. This 12" slots into the Elemental quad-gatefold which came with parts 1 & 2 (LOVE 073_074LP). The 2CD album Elemental features a different tracklisting with alternate versions of some of these vinyl tracks plus extra content. Mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, pressed on colored vinyl and limited to 1,000 copies for the world. Featuring specially-commissioned artwork by Andy Votel.

Purchase Elemental Part 3 here:




Pittsburgh Track Authority
Untitled / Monongahela Rainforest 12"
Pittsburgh Tracks

With this release, Pittsburgh Track Authority come correct with their most dancefloor productions thus far. Maintaining the deep moods of their releases on Uzuri and Further Records, PTA increase the energy levels and flex their skills on even more strains of techno and house music. A. "Untitled" begins with heavy atmospheric pads and rolling drum machine beats. Before long, a jazzy arpeggio appears, beginning the journey. Sub bass and funky rhythms set the stage for the dramatic, soulful strings that build up until unleashing in ecstatic fury. The arrangement takes things back down, allowing everyone to catch their breath for a moment before ratcheting back up for one final flash of energy. "Untitled" is a distinctive twist on a classic style of techno, only possible from the 412. AA. "Monongahela Rainforest" is the soundtrack for Pittsburgh's hot, humid summertimes along the three rivers. Dubbed out drum machines echo through the valley, and percussive synths flutter like exotic birds hunting for prey. Beautiful electric piano chords make things feel almost serene, until the groove switches up and the kick and subs pound any brave explorers into the ground. Those who make it through the dense underbrush are rewarded with many gorgeous sights previously unseen, replete with pitched percussion and synthetic strings to celebrate the occasion.

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Minlilogue

Let Life Dance Thru You 12”
Traum

Minilogue's "Let Life Dance Thru You" reveals itself as a "safari" of live played percussion, instruments and sounds. The duo create here a biotope of sounds that interact with each other -- like a live band would do -- at times almost Arabesque-sounding, this track is full of mysterious soundscapes, like a spiritual "voodoo session" from the '70s. "Drop The Mask Of Self Protection" could be described as a soundtrack for Apocalypse Now -- haunting, hallucinatory, and evolving into deep acid.

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Marcel Dettmann
Landscape 12"
Music Man

If you didn't just get back from a few months at the International Space Station, then you know that Music Man released Conducted (MM 036CD), Marcel Dettmann's mix CD. Attentive listeners noticed that Marcel didn't include any of his own tracks on this compilation, but the label has some good news for his fans: Marcel made an exclusive track for Music Man. "Landscape" is nothing but a wonderful trip, as you will hear. On remix duties is Answer Code Request.

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Shambhu & the True Love Hearts / Rummelsnuff
Sadness/Machen Wir Den Tanz! 7”
Ostgut Ton

Ostgut Ton offers their anniversary release to two artists of the extended Ostgut family: Shambhu, the undisputed Queen of the Berghain bar ladies (she regularly holds court every Saturday upstairs at her very own Gitter Bar) and Rummelsnuff, the Germanic Hulk of the Berghain/Laboratory bouncers. Shambhu And The True Love Heartsgot their teeth into Steffi's "Sadness," creating a new version full of grit and raw power, while Rummelsnuff tackles "Makes Me Wanna Dance" by Prosumer & Murat Tepeli. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies

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Vedomir
Untitled 12"
Dekmantel

Super-strong two-tracker from Vedomir.
Orthodox Ambient is killer!

Purchase Untitled here:







ACTRESS: Meets Shangaan 12"
ARMY OF GOD: Salvation 12"
CHAIM: Robots On Meth 12”
Dekmantel Anniversary Series: Part 1 12”
NOVA SCOTIAN ARMS: Cult Spectrum LP
CAULFIELD & CESARE VS DISORDER/QUEEN ATOM, JEREMY P.: Dynasty EP
LAST WALTZ: Tangiers 12”
TOMAS MORE: The Door 12"
KOWTON/DUSK: Kowton V Dusk EP 12”
WHOMADEWHO: Inside World 7”
VA: Pop Ambient 2012 LP+CD
WALLS: Into Our Midst 12"
OFF LOVE: Probably Love LP
INSTINCT/KILLA & INSTINCT: Revolt 12"
BEAT PHARMACY: Inside Job EP 12"
THESHINING: Hey You! 12”
DAMAGE & DOC DANEEKA, BENJAMIN: They!Live 2LP
FREEDARICH & STIGGSEN: Candide 12"
METOPE: Betaowl 12"
PRESIDENT BONGO & DOP: Gossip Rats 12"
BJORK, HARALD: Kranglan EP 12"
BENEDIKT FREY: Fairytale 12”
DETTMANN, MARCEL: Landscape 12"
DUNDOV & GREGOR TRESHER, PETAR: Duo Tone EP 10"
NITIN: Latenightlife Remixed 12"
KIRK DEGIORGIO: Divine Logic 12"
G-MAN AND ROB STROBE: Acrophobia EP 12"
SKREAM: Anticipate (feat. Sam Frank) 12"
TANGA & THE SELENITES, BIBI: Be Africa Remixes 12"
FCL: More Vocals For Everyone 12"
VA: WPH/Lany Summer Special 2011 12"
SBTRKT: Braiden/Lil'Silva Remixes 12”
RADIOHEAD: Bloom (Jamie XX Rework Part 3) 12”
Eli Escobar/WORK IT EP 12”
Distance & Pinch/HYSTERIA 12”
Inciters, The/WELL WELL WELL LP
PBR Streetgang/DOWNSTROKE 12”
Ital/CULTURE CLUBS - H.BEING REMIX 12”
Various/LIQUID V CLUB VOL. 4-PT 2 D12”
Various/DIMENSIONS 5 EP D12” GMOROZOV/ACID #2 12”
Indivision/DO NOT JUMP 12” Hectix/OVERNIGHT 12”
Terravita/LOCKDOWN (BARE REMIX) 12”
Art Department/TOUCH YOU GENTLY 12”
Mala/EYEZ VIP 12”
IAMTHATIAM/THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN EP 12”
DJ Belabouche/RE FUNK EXPLOSION EDITS LP
Moon Invaders/CREOLE CRIME EP 7”
ASC/NO SECRETS 10”
PBR Streetgang/DOWNSTROKE 12”
Zoovox/TRANSISTOR MADNESS 12”
Need For Mirrors/METHXX01 EP D12”
Bonar Bradberry/YOU WERE AWAY EP 12”
Loadstar/KAOSS 12”
Wilkinson/REFUGEE 12”
Various/RELISH 3 EP 2 12”
Pop & Eye/TOIL FOR OLIVE OYL EP 12"

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Helium Robots (1), Locked Groove (1), Demdike Stare (4), Pittsburgh Track Authority (2), Ostgut Ton (1), Marcel Dettmann (4), Vedomir (2)