Earth Calls 12”
New Jersey’s Joey Anderson with some heat on this hand stamped 12” from Levon Vincent and Anthony Parasole’s Deconstruct imprint.
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"Skudge is proud to present the first release in a new series called Skudge White. Fishermen is a new project created by Martin (MRSK) and his friend Thomas. Inspired by the sea."
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Panther Moderns 12”
Massive new ep from Steve Moore which hits hard straight from the get go, as the title track Panther Moderns sees Moore moving into bleaker, mid-tempo musical territories with this brutally haunting, sparse, yet, funk ridden cut. Beyond Tykens Rift is the light at the end of the tunnel with its melodic and uplifting techno/new age leanings while the b-side's Ancient Shorelines I., which opens with heavy arpeggios and a plodding kick, creates desolate landscapes of still to be discovered planets as the song's dramatic narrative unfolds.
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Luxury Problems LP
Following on from a pair of extended players released in 2011 (Passed Me By/We Stay Together) Andy Stott returns to Modern Love with Luxury Problems, an eight-track album of new material recorded over the last 12 months. Five of the tracks on the album feature the voice of Alison Skidmore, Andy's one-time piano teacher whom he hadn't seen since he was a teenager back in 1996. There was no grand gesture in mind, it just sort of happened -- but after almost a year of studio work, the result is really quite unlike anything you'll have heard from him before. "Numb" opens the album with Alison's voice; layered and looped, but essentially left bare and exposed, tumbling into a dense shuffle, sort of somewhere between Theo Parrish and Sade, but more fucked. "Lost and Found" follows and deploys a growling rave bass line and a disturbed vocal, the beat assembling itself around a squashed Linndrum like a submerged Prince/Cameo production, haunted and impenetrable, but full of funk. "Sleepless" started life as an African drum edit that sooner or later succumbed to Stott's intense rhythmic shifts. It's a sound that's been imitated countless times since the release of Passed Me By, here re-tooled and re-built for its next evolutionary phase. "Hatch the Plan" ends the first half of the album with some heavily treated location recordings and a low-end grind that probably doesn't quite prepare you for the vocal arrangements that follow -- it's just a beautifully inverted pop song. The second half opens with "Expecting," the most recognizably "Stott" moment on the album: a wrecked, deliriously knocked-out 4/4 shuffle deployed at half-speed; those heavy kick drums sucking in everything around them. "Luxury Problems" offers up the album's most quietly euphoric moment; conventional arrangements and drum loops are disrupted by sharp disco bursts that mess with what you know: it's straight and beautiful and unbalanced and damaged, somehow all at once. "Up the Box" fucks with the narrative and goes somewhere else entirely, an extended intro that seems to build continuously for 3 minutes before breaking off into a slowed-down amen edit, creating a kind of narcotic jungle variant that fragments everything and ends just at the point you think it's going to go off, before "Leaving" finishes the album with an almost unbearably-beautiful arrangement of voice and synth and a final key-change that takes you from joyful to forlorn in an instant.
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Sound Black Recordings
Three track experience dives deep into the Chicago ethos, specifically made for underground jocks who like to bang jack tracks.
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Composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th Century Cult Of Assassins, New Jersey based producer Jorge Velez (Italians Do It Better, Thisnotanexit), better known as Professor Genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of Hassan, which strongly stands apart from his previous efforts. Check! Largely based around layered atmospheric Arabic-styled synth work and sparse percussion throughout, Hassan employs an entirely electronic palette to bring listeners into a secret world filled with darkness, drama, triumph and chaotic dissonance. Bridging the gap of Velez's atmospheric originals on the second disc come remixes from Steve Moore (Zombi) who contributes a massive 9 plus minute epic re-working of Time of the Assassins, Marcos Cabral (of Runaway's) dancefloor treatment of Merciful and Blessed as well as Steve Summers slo-motion, plodding nu-beat inspired interpretation of The Valleys of Paradise.
I'm In Love 12"
Unlike Dream 2 Science, which remained an obscure record at the time, Sha-Lor became an international club hit and a Summer Of Love staple song. The timeless feel of this innocent, heartfelt vocal song sounds as fresh as it did back then and is sure to fill people's hearts with joy again. This reissue features the Caught Up Version, which was the most popular mix from the original.
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Riviere D’etroit 12”
Rue de Plaisance
Superb new release by Norm Talley on Varoslav's imprint Rue De Plaisance. 110% geared for the dancefloor, Norm Talley delivers a solid three tracker of deep Detroit flavoured grooves. Limited to 300, no digital, don't sleep.
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Deeply Rooted House
For our 40th release we are very pleased to welcome on Deeply Rooted House Argentina's own Jonas Kopp (Ostgut Ton, Curle, Krill Music, Ear to Ground, Traut). This 4 tracks ep gives a good example of his diverse and still very defined techno recording skills. A side goes from the very straight forward and somehow mental 'Reforce' to the deep and abstract journey of 'Proteus 81', while B side kicks of with the somehow balearic and positive 'Green fingers' to end up with the quest of 'Light'!
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As featured on Levon Vincent’s Fabric mix cd
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Sensate Focus: 2.5 12”
SWZK/Varient Express 12”
Mohn/Ebertplatz 2020 Remixes 12”
Nick Hoppner/ Speicher 12”
Benedikt Frey/Running in circles 12”
Split Secs/SLAVE (FEAT. ALONA) 12”
U/EAH EP 10”
Various/MACADAM MAMBO EDITS VOL.2 12"
L.A.S.'s Crime/DISPHORIA 1985-1989 LP
Sam Rosenthal/TANZMUSIK LP
Mushy/MY LIFE SO FAR 12”
David Vunk & Ben La Desh/TURNER 12”
Unspecified Enemies/MULTI ORDINAL... 12”
Jorge C/EL EFFEKTO EP - H.BEING 12”
Jamie L/WHAT WE SAW IN THE BURG 12”
Paranoid London/PARIS DUB 1 12”
Behling & Simpson/WHERE THE OH'S 12”
Ron Hardy/RON HARDY EDITS #9 12”
Consequence/NOISY SPIRITS IN THIS... 12”
Various/REMAKE MUSIQUE #13 12”
Slow It Down & E. Collins/ALRIGHT EP 12”
Burton Rathod Shepheard/RETROFIT #10 12”
Chris Carrier/ZULU SPINS 12”
Kez YM/BLIND SPOT EP 12”
Damien Zala/LONELY HAPPINESS DLP
Felix Lenferink/FORLANE EP 12”
Myriadd/THE WAY WE WERE-JOHN HECKLE 10”
Ikenga Project/SNOW EP 12”
Edanticonf/FOREST ECHO 12”
Four Tet/LION & PEACE FOR EARTH 12”
DJ Steaw/EVERYDAYZ EP 12”
Jose Manuel/EP 12”
Nathaniel X Project/FIRST SUPPLEMENT 12”
Ben Pearce/WHAT I MIGHT DO 12”
Tuccillo/SABOTAGE EP 12”
Various/SUMMER SPECIAL 2012 12”
Various/SELECTED WERKS VOL 1 LP