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New 12" Releases 11/24 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Ulysses, Reel By Real, Dirt Crew, Shackleton, Welcome Stranger, Martyn & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 24, 2010 03:09pm | Post a Comment

ULYSSES
Gibson In E/Love Hangover 12"
Internasjonal

Elliot is Ulysses, also known as half of Neurotic Drum Band together with John Selway on Wurst or as debuted for Internasjonal Spesial, Filipsson & Ulysses (together with Holmar Filipsson). "Gibson In E" played on Beats In Space radio in March 2010 to much positive feedback. Lovely Kraut-y doodlings on a spaceship. For the B-side, we're treated you to Ulysses' personal rendition of Diana Ross ballad-goes-disco classic "Love Hangover."



REEL BY REAL
20 Years Surkit Part A/B 12"
A.r.t.less

A.r.t.less presents a retrospective by Detroit techno veteran Martin Bonds aka Reel By Real in two parts. Some of these tracks are now seeing a proper release for the first time, due to the fact that they had been only released as a limited white-label on Interface Records in 1990 and 1991. This first 12" is packaged in a limited handmade artwork cover to house both records. All tracks restored by Don Williams and remastered by Redshape.

Listen to "Surkin" here:



Shackleton
MAN ON A STRING 12”
Woe To The Septic Heart

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Interview with Disco Nihilist

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 18, 2010 01:35pm | Post a Comment

Mike Taylor aka Disco Nihilist creates beautiful, raw jacky house music and has made quite an impact with just a few releases under his belt. Mike took some time out to answer some questions for us at Handsomeclub.

Tell us, who is the man behind the Disco Nihilist moniker?

That would be me.

Do you work a day job?

No, I don't have a job.

Do you DJ as well as produce?

Yeah, I have a pretty decent record collection. I used to work at Backspin Records in Austin; I picked up a lot of good records and learned a lot about digging while I worked there.

What were your early influences in house music?

There are a lot of things going on in my music. I have been around dance music for 15 years now and I have listened to a lot of different music over the years. One of the big things with the vinyl jocks in Austin was the expectation that you could cover a lot of ground, and that you could do it in a single set and make it work. I think a lot of that had to do with Merrick Brown's approach to DJ'ing. He definitely set a standard for mixing.

If you were to look through my dance collection, you would find disco, italo, boogie, electro, garage, Chicago house, acid, Detroit techno, dubby techno, deep house, ghettotech and ghetto house... I am interested in a lot of different music. The last thing I want to hear is two hours of any particular dance genre; I want to hear a bit of everything.

Would you care to share some memorable record store experiences both as a customer and/or employee? Maybe a digging story where you struck gold?

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New 12" Releases 11/11 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Roman Flugel, Christopher Rau, Stefan Goldmann, Dj Sprinkles, SCB & More...

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 12, 2010 03:30pm | Post a Comment

ROMAN FLUGEL
How To Spread Lies 12"
DIAL

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
Superbacon 12"
MIRAU

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.

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New 12" Releases 11/4 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Goldwill, Tigerskin, Cosmin TRG, Idjut Boys, Magnetic Man, Cos/Mes, Ben Klock & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 4, 2010 11:42am | Post a Comment
GOLDWILL
Discooker 12"
Dessous

Berlin & Schwerin-based nu-breeds-de-jour Goldwill cook up a rather special release as Dessous teeters ever closer to its 100th release. Discooker is comprised of 3 original tracks on vinyl. Sauntering off into the night, "Nachtzug" delivers a tripped-out, jazzy jam that skips between off-kilter house and laid-back disco edit stations. A freaky, warbling synth tone becomes the main destination as skipping beats and warm, coal-fired beats pump throughout.
Listen to "Nachtzug" here:




PHONIQUE VS. TIGERSKIN
Longdrink EP 12"
Ladies & Gentlemen

Phonique and Tigerskin explore their passionate, freaky and funky sides on their Longdrink EP. Phonique throws us two hot ones with "Sandman" and "Longdrink." The former skips through tripping, tool-y and percussive territories while the latter goes all-out with a rolling bass and hedonistic synth passages. Tigerskin's "Loop Back In Time" grows from a rolling drum array into a disco-fueled killer, while "Tony's Riff" is a jazz-based jam with super-funky drums fused with deep house and cutting-edge techno.
Listen to "Tony's Riff" here:


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New Electronic 12" Releases 10/28 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Morgan Geist, John Daly, Lukid, Omar S, Marcellus Pittmann, Four Tet & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 28, 2010 12:05pm | Post a Comment

Storm Queen
Look Right Through12”
Environ

Morgan Geistʼs new project STORM QUEEN marks a return to his roots with an analog approach towards modern house music with a disco pedigree. STORM QUEEN is made for DJs, but doesnʼt sacrifice atmosphere and songwriting. STORM QUEEN owes a debt to classic house music from New York, Chicago and Detroit, as well as disco and boogie.

Listen to "Look Right Through" here:





John Daly
BIG PIANO 12"
Drum Poet

Ireland's JOHN DALY brings this 4 track EP of house perfection. The title track brings back the feeling of 90s KERRI CHANDLER; "REACH" continues the deepness with a warm sound; "LONG DISTANCE" adds more of a tech texture & "ATLANTIC DRIVE" finishes the 12" with a serene mood.

Listen to "Big Piano" here:




LUKID
Chord 3LP
Werk

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