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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 6/14 - Drexciya, Kowton, Paul Woolford, Norm Talley, Christopher Rau + more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 15, 2012 06:17pm | Post a Comment


Drexciya

Journey Of The Deep Sea II LP
Clone Classic Cuts

Continuing this re-issue series for this hugely influential group DREXCIYA, CLONE CLASSIC CUTS drops this 2nd collection that includes both big tunes like "BANG-BANG" & "ANTI VAPOUR WAVES" along with lesser known cuts. Always raw, creative, and original. 14 tracks total plus mp3 download.

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Kowton
More Games 12”
Livity Sound

Release of minimal, skeletal techno from PEVERELIST's LIVITY SOUND label.

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Paul Woolford

The Lab 04 Sampler 12”
NRK

This British producer/DJ takes on the 4th installment of "THE LAB" series. Here on this sampler features 4 cuts by some amazing artists. This begins with a CHEZ DAMIER track & is followed by a mix of "RETURN OF THE SPEAKER PEOPLE". Hot SKUDGE remix on the flip with a DANIEL WANG cut. Clear vinyl.

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/25 Trevino, Cassegrain & Tin Man, Amir Alexander on Argot, Keith Worthy, Innerspace Halflife & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 25, 2012 11:26am | Post a Comment


Trevino

Backtracking 12”
The Nothing Special

The house/techno alias of D&B producer MARCUS INTALEX sees him in fine form with a raw, stripped back groove on the title song, while "JUAN TWO FIVE" is clearly a Detroit-influenced house gem. Limited to 300 copies worldwide, this is the 2nd release on CRAIG RICHARDS' THE NOTHING SPECIAL label.

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Cassegrain & Tin Man
Carnal 12"
Killekill

The tracks that resulted from this very special collaboration, are exactly what you might expect: An ideal and unique combination of modern dark techno as it comes from labels such as prologue or stroboscopic artefacts and classic acid. Some of them aim directly at the dancefloor, some come along rather dreamy and spaced out.

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Amir Alexander

Gutter Flex (12”)
Argot

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/18 Mix Mup, Kassem Mosse, Special Request, Wbeeza, RTX, October, Alex Israel, Jimmy Edgar & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 17, 2012 12:38pm | Post a Comment
Mix Mup
Drive-By 12”
Mikrodisko

With his latest release “drive-by” mix mup suspends the principle of causal relation. Together we travel down a road that has lost its destination. the road becomes the actual reason for our motion. Past connecting elements we cruise from one possible interpretation to the next: a view from a car. Mix Mup offers us a plot on the way from A to B, which could be a piece of a secret, perhaps even a great story. in order to decide on this, we must lose ourselves first. lose ourselves in disorder and early sorrow.

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Special Request
Deflowered 12”
Special Request

Second in a series of releases based on capturing the energy and culture of UK pirate radio but going way beyond that as the project unwinds. Limited press. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted which celebrated producer is behind this excellent, killer two-tracker - he has had releases out on Planet E, Hot Flush and Phonica too! From the first highly coverted 12", "Lolita" makes a return here, but in 'Warehouse Dub' form (rather than the Warehouse Mix off the first EP - very mysterious). Luckily its a complete re-hash of the track, adding layer upon layer of jungle percussion, half-tempo breaks and twisting the original riff around a mulitude of filters and distortion units. A ridiculously long arrangement unfolds slowly and with purpose, totally sucking the dancefloor into its buzzing plasma ball of electricity. Like a super nova bursting into a black hole right before our ears. New track, "Deflowered" is tweaked here by the in-demand Kassem Mosse and joined by Mix Mup. Mosse is fast becoming synonymous with the slo-mo-techno sound along with Vakula and Juju & Jordash. Sinking the BPMs below the 125 minimum standard of yesterday, These new smacked-out techno cuts will find favour amongst hardened cosmic heads and Detroit beatdown lovers alike and this particular offering is no exception. Unique drum sounds and machine-code rhythms converge on clattering sonic bursts and a rabid energy.

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/11 - Timothy Fairplay, Claro Intelecto, Vedomir, Dream 2 Science, Actress, Shackleton, Traxx & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 10, 2012 12:32pm | Post a Comment

Timothy J. Fairplay
The Final Reel 12”
Bird Scarer

ANDREW WEATHERALL's new vinyl only imprint, BIRD SCARER, launches with this epic 11+ minute piece of electronic music - think JOHN CARPENTER or DORIS NORTON. On the flipside, WEATHERALL himself takes on the composition and remixes it into a consolidated 7 minutes journey.

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Claro Intelecto

Reform Club 2LP
Delsin

After something of a hiatus, Manchester's Claro Intelecto is back to release his third full-length album, Reform Club. Throughout his career, the man known as Mark Stewart has always created lush deep house and techno soundscapes awash with dubby undercurrents. They have previously come on Boomkat's boutique label Modern Love, while his Second Blood EP marked a Delsin debut. It was his first real outing in some time, bar the odd remix for the likes of Depeche Mode, The Black Dog and Delphic, and was well-received by fans of Stewart's past work, including the likes of his stripped-back Warehouse Sessions 12" series. This new album deals in all the usual moods and textures you'd expect from Claro Intelecto -- it's warm and cuddly, comforting and inviting right from the first track, despite the rough edges and well-defined analog details which pervade throughout. Building slowly but surely, it progresses through kick-driven deep house, bounces along on top of stretched-out synth lines and forever keeps the mind occupied, shape-shifting before your very ears like something with a life all its own. There are blissed-out and sun-kissed moments that look to the future right at the heart of the album, but the thing slowly rebuilds to more kinetic but just as soft-edged techno peaks flashed with acid, icy hi-hats and ambient static in the ensuing tracks. Though the whole album is dreamy and sounds deeply submersed in some foggy subterranean world, it stays dynamic and lucid with plenty of serene melodies and celestial emotions offsetting the gently churning beat-tumbles below. Like all the full-length works of Stewart, Reform Club makes most sense when listened to from start to finish: getting lost in its midst is surely to be one of 2012's greatest listening pleasures.

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New 12" / LPs @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/8 - Shackleton, Madteo, Actress, Soft Rocks, Untold, Kowton and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 8, 2012 07:14pm | Post a Comment


Shackleton
Music Drawbar Organ CD
Woe To The Septic Heart

The spaciously dark and minimalistic 5 parts from his "MUSIC FOR THE QUIET HOUR" project, as well as cuts from his 3 EP's comprising "THE DRAWBAR ORGAN"

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Madteo
Recast 12”
Meakusma

Brooklyn's Madteo has been seeing his profile grow considerably after some serious releases on Meakusma, Workshop, and most recently Joy O's Hinge Finger label. Here the leftfield dance producer gets remixed by Kassem Mosse, Marcellus Pittman and Shake!

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Actress

R.I.P. LP
Honest Jons

Between sleep and the void lies the electronic interzone of Actress. Following the noted 2010 album Splazsh (HJR 049CD/LP) (voted #1 in The Wire magazine's "Top 50 Releases Of The Year") South London producer Darren Cunningham returns with a suite of electronic laments, tone structures and dream-time rhythms which all carry his unmistakable fingerprint. R.I.P. comprises 15 tracks painstakingly crafted by Cunningham in his London studio over recent years, with a conceptual arc taking in death, life, sleep and religion. Right from the debut album Hazyville, Actress' music has carried deep tinges and pockmarks of London's rave music heritage. But after the angular dynamics of Splazsh, R.I.P. heads out into deep space. The rhythms and pulses are smudged or blurred, or are hinted at by their absence. Two-step garage is collided into gamelan, and freeform interludes explore microtonal spaces and imagined string instruments. The fifteen chapters of R.I.P. begin with ascension and the Book of Genesis, played out through gardens, serpents and mythological caves. Appropriately for exploring the myths of creation, the sounds Actress creates are completely sui generis. There are no soft synths or plug-ins, and instead he uses meticulous manual sound-tinkering to create tones, tunings and textures. The ghosted rhythms and free tunings of these tracks live in a parallel universe to the conventional rigors of the dancefloor. Unlike the sterile sound-spaces rendered in so much laptop sound-product, these tracks carry traces of the endless mouse strokes that made them. The album begins with the title track, a short tonal requiem for the dead, before drifting into another beatless meditation, the rippling minimalist structure of "Ascending." "Holy Water" and "Marble Plexus" introduce rhythm, although these percussive tics could be equally sourced from sub-bass speaker stacks or marbles rolling around a bowl. "Jardin" and "Serpent" are origami-like constructions which orbit around what could be pizzicato strings or harps. Last-but-one is "IWAAD," whose pulsing 4/4 rhythms and warm hits of low-end vibration hint at a return to the real. R.I.P. underlines Actress's reputation as one of the most eloquent voices to emerge from the sub-bass nexus of London dance music.

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