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RIP Holger Czukay

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 3, 2017 03:05pm | Post a Comment

Holger Czukay

by Michael Henning

Can founder and bassist Holger Czukay died September 5, 2017. The band posted the following on Facebook: "We are very sad to confirm that Holger passed away yesterday, in his home, the old CAN Studio in Weilerswist. His wife U-She passed away only weeks before. Holger was devastated by the loss of his beloved partner, but was looking forward to making more music and was in good spirits. His passing has come as a shock. We will post more information about funeral arrangements shortly."



In the mid-1960's, Czukay studied under electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne. Can, Tago MagoCan's soon-to-be keyboardist Irmin Schmidt was another student of Stockhausen at that time, and it was not long before the two joined forces, recruiting guitarist Michael Karoli and drummer Jaki Liebezeit to round out the core Can lineup in 1968. Malcolm Mooney, an American living in Germany at the time, became their singer for the first few years. Can recorded their dynamic and fiery debut album, Monster Movie, with him. Mooney was later replaced by Damo Suzuki, a long-haired Japanese hippie who the band notoriously found busking on the street the day of one of their gigs. They convinced Damo to join them later that night for a performance and he stayed a member of the band for the next three albums. It was an excellent match, one that yielded some of the band's best work, including their sprawling psychedelic double LP masterpiece Tago Mago, the now-heavily sampled funky grooves of Ege Bamyasi, and the endearing ambient-rock classic Future Days.
Holger Czukay
Czukay did most of the engineering and producing of the early Can albums, shaping their sound with his incisive tape cutting technique, and turning group improvisations into finished pieces. No less important to the group's sound, he also played the bass with a unique style which might be best summed up as "minimalist avant-funk." Of his chosen instrument, Czukay once said “the bass player’s like a king in chess. He doesn’t move much, but when he does he changes everything.”

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood - Morphosis, Palisade, Holger Czukay, Tin Man, Brawther, Linkwood, Floating Points, Dial, Juju & Jordash & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 13, 2011 04:34pm | Post a Comment
Morphosis
What Have We Learned
Delsin

This full-length from techno tastemakers Delsin is co-released by the man who made it, Morphosis aka Ra.H aka Rabih Beaini, on his own Morphine Records, as well as by close associate M>O>S. Beaini has been crafting away in the nether-regions of the techno underworld since the '90s. Initially as a DJ, it was a move to Italy in 1996 which proved the catalyst for him to start experimenting in the studio. And he really did experiment: few people craft the sort of emotional, imaginative techno as has Beaini for labels like M>O>S and Morphine Records. Keen followers of techno will already have heard some of the offerings from this album, as both "Androids Among Us" and "Dirty Matter" were remixed by T++ and Newworldaquarium for a limited edition white label. The excitement surrounding that release was palpable enough, but get lost in a full-length Morphosis experience and you enter a whole new world of techno excellence. Kicking off with the Redshape-channeling, misty, slo-techno march and buried percussive clatter of "Silent Screamer," the album builds through a plethora of grainy landscapes. They're sometimes dense with a dusty static, sometimes lit up by a female vocal or occasionally paired with a round house kick, but always sound rooted in some real (albeit far off and desolate) world. The hum and buzz of Beaini's bottom-ends have instruments and synths spiraling round as the only reference points in an otherwise engulfing sonic fog. Churning the listener round and round with his confident, assertive grooves, Morphosis' dark and long house and techno fusions explore -- like few others can -- engaging new ground with their every subtle turn. Influences range from Krautrock via new wave but, importantly, all are digested by Morphosis before being re-imagined as something wholly fresh and original which, in turn, stands up well to both dancefloor deployment and intense home listening. What have we leaned? That house and techno still have a lot to offer thanks to the likes of Morphosis.

Purchase Morphosis - What We Have Learned here:


Palisade
So What? 12”
Laid

Redshape founded his new project Palisade to release the worldwide debut single "So What?" on Dial's house sub-label Laid. Now, after half a decade of success, including releases on Present, Delsin, Music Man, Styrax Leaves and remixes for Newworldaquarium, The Black Dog, Martyn and many others, a new moniker is born to work out the deeper side of Redshape. Once more the love of the machines turns slightly into the myth of house music.

Purchase Palisade - So What? here:



Holger Czukay

Hit Hit Flop / Hey Baba 7”
Claremont 56

HOLGER reveals his more playful side with this limited 7" on CLAREMONT 56. "HIT HIT" takes field recordings from swimming children and adds the exotic GUIKO instrument from BRAZIL to the mix. "HEY BABA" was recorded in 1986 at the CAN studio with hardware sequencers.

Purchase Holger Czukay - Hit Hit Flop Rmx 7" here:





Tin Man
Perfume DLP
Salon

The man who's been gaining a ton of worldwide respect as of late brings a full length to the SALON imprint. On this limited 200-copy vinyl release, 7 amazingly crafted tracks including the title cut, "BURNT SUGAR", "LOVE SICK", "LOST IN LA", all prove why he's on top of the electronic music game.

Purchase Tin Man - Perfume here:






Addison Groove

It’s Got Me 12”
3024

Splicing traditional hip hop breaks into the mix with a gauzy, drifting melody takes this track into a different realm, while "MINUTES OF FUNK" uses luxurious synth washes and increasingly intricate rhythmic shifts as interlocking traces of a unique dancefloor construction.

Purchase Addison Groove - It's Got Me here:





Brawther
Remixes EP 12”
Balance Alliance

Rising deep house star BRAWTHER brings this remix package to the BALANCE label. 1st he reworks the underground tech cut "LE VOYAGE" & gives it a hot house treatment, then tackles RON & CHEZ's KMS track. On the flip, he does "ASTEROIDS & STARDUST" from C.DAMIER & also interprets "LIFE"

Purchase Brawther Remixes EP here:








Linkwood
From The Vaults Pt. 1 12”
Prime Numbers

The latest release on PRIME NUMBERS is a 3 track EP from producer LINKWOOD recorded between 1997 & 2011 including the bleepy warehouse filth of "DIRTY LOVE".

Purchase Linkwood - From The Vaults here:






Floating Points
Sais Dub 10”
Eglo

One sided highly limited, super desirable UK RECORD STORE DAY exclusive now available to non-UK customers in limited quantities. A frantic mix of broken beat house grooves that is quite hard to classify at times, making SAM SHEPHERD aka FLOATING POINTS one of today's most original producers.

Purchase Floating Points Sais here:





Cut Copy
Need You Now – Carl Craig Rmx 12”
Modular

This epic, throbbing, technotronic love letter from their 3rd album gets an icy robofunk mix from GAVIN RUSSOM and a sweeping, deep techno remix from Detroit legend CARL CRAIG. Also includes the original mix. Full pic sleeve

Purchase Cut Copy - Need You Now here:





Steven Tang
Uprise In The Orient
Syncrophone

EMPHASIS boss brings "UPRISE IN THE ORIENT" to the SYNCROPHONE imprint that is a Chicago/Detroit flavored joint with signature style moody pads and banging beats. EARGASMIC's CHICAGO SKYWAY jumps in for a fresh remix and the B-side's "OPTIMAL SIGNALS" adds more bump for the buck. Recommended!

Purchase Steven Tang - Uprise In The Orient here:




Roman Fluegel
Brasil 12"
Dial

Roman Flügel comes up with a second issue of essential works for a colorful, twinkling dancefloor. Also known as Eight Miles High, Soylent Green and Alter Ego, Flügel has always been a main influence on the Dial family. Brasil is another example of Flügel's unique and unexpected productions, offering eclecticism, modernism and dandyism under a groove. Timeless.

Purchase Roman Fluegel - Brasil here:





Juju & Jordash
Quasi Quasi 12"
Dekmantel

Scary-looking new 12" on Amsterdam's Dekmantel imprint. Three deep and insightful new Juju & Jordash tracks with a top-notch remix from Ra.H. Includes a poster in the plastic sleeve. Limited to 500 copies.

Purchase Juju & Jordash - Quasi Quasi here:




Demdike Stare
Forest Of Evil/Liberation Through Hearing/Voices Of Dust 3LP
Modern Love

The Modern Love label presents a limited edition 3LP featuring the triptych of albums released by Demdike Stare in 2010 (Forest Of Evil, Liberation Through Hearing, Voices Of Dust). Demdike Stare is a project made up of two insatiable vinyl collectors based in the north of England: Sean Canty (who works for the esteemed Finders Keepers label) and Miles Whittaker (a long-time producer and DJ who has released music under the MLZ moniker and as part of Pendle Coven). The music Demdike Stare make is hard to pin down, based largely around archival musical sources ranging from obscure library records to long-forgotten jazz, early electronic, and industrial recordings, alongside an array of Iranian, Pakistani, Turkish and Eastern European material largely unknown in the Western world. Demdike Stare absorb and re-align these found sounds via their ever-expanding array of analog machines, ending with something that is in part plunderphonic, but ultimately completely new. Their music has sometimes been lumped in with the hypnagogic, hauntological and, most recently, "witch house" movements, but ultimately, Demdike Stare should appeal to anyone with an interest in everything from classic KPM Library records through to the music of Basic Channel and all the way to the smudged, altered-realities of James Ferraro and The Caretaker. That is, at least until the next record, when the frames of reference might just change up and take them somewhere completely different. Three individually shrink-wrapped LPs bound with a metallic print obi-strip. Mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Limited to 400 copies for the world.

Purchase Demdike Stare here:


Black Van
Moments Of Excellence 12"
Permanent Vacation

Black Van is the project of KoweSix (Moonbootica) and Kris Menace (Compuphonic). "Moments Of Excellence" boasts great disco that works like a tense thriller: it grabs hold of you and doesn't let go. Before you know it, you're hopelessly lost. Open to dirty secrets. Hooked for a night. For a few weeks. Your whole life. There's always a secret hidden deep in the maelstrom. The deeper the true substance is concealed, the more powerful the effect, the thicker the shackles.

Purchase Black Van - Moments of Excellence here:


Anthony 'Shake' Shakir
Frictionalism 1994-2009 Part 4 12"
Rush Hour

Part 4 in the Shake Frictionalism (RH 110CD) reissue series, with three total corkers and also an exclusive track. "The Floor Filler" is a disco-frenzied track that was originally released in 1997 as part of Club Scam II. The track is still a valid club tool and will definitely fill a floor. "Plugged In" is taken from the same EP and is true disco meets techno. "The Other One" is a track from the vault and has never been released.

Purchase Frictionalism Part 4 here:



NHAR:Megumi/Bluedrop 12"
INKSWEL: Get To My Party 12"
SVEN TASNADI: Petit Four EP 12"
AQUARIUS HEAVEN: 7 Days 12"
VA: Eleven Years Cocoon Recordings Selected Remix Works Part 01 12"
MARTIN TC: In Situ 12"
NICOLAS JAAR : Love You Gotta Lose Again EP 10"
SHUTTER: Natterjack 12”
BORNGRABER & STRUVER: Urlaub LP MELON:Four Seasons Part 2 2x12”
SASCHA BRAEMER: People 12"
Tyson/OUT OF MY MIND 12”
Betek/U FUNKING CONFUSE ME 12”
Wild Rumpus/CLOUDHOPPING 12"
ASC/COMSAT 12”
Dark Sky/HIGH RISE 12”
Laid Back vs Soul Clap/COCAINE COOL 12”
Lee Foss/YOUR TURN GIRL REMIXES 12”
Quenum/BUBBLE GUM 12”
Downliners Sekt/MEET THE DECLINE EP 12”
Invisible Conga People/IN A HOLE 12”
Roberto Rodriguez/THINKING OF YOU 12”
Sully/TOFFEE APPLE (1-SIDED, ETCHED) 10”
Jazzy Jens/UNDISPUTED-GUARAPERA 12”
Lost/SNAKE EYES 12”
Spor/PACIFICA (CHASING SHADOWS RMX) 12”
Spor/PACIFICA (KITO & REIJA LEE RMX) 10”
Silkie/CITY LIMITS VOL. 1.6-1.8 D12”
Various/FROM THE VAULTS EP PART 2 12”
Chase & Status/TIME 12”
Russ Yallop/CROSSROADS 12”
DJ Sneak/ESSENTIAL SNEAK VOL 4 EP 12”
AK1200/FAKE (SUBSONIK & SMOOTH RMX) 12”
Various/NO FIT STATE VINYL SAMPLER 12”
Alain Ho/I REMEMBER THE FUTURE EP 12”
Jess Mills/VULTURES (PHOTEK DUB) 10”
Terravita/NAIL IN THE COFFIN 12”
Torn Sail/BIRDS 12”
Emalkay/ECLIPSE 3LP + CD
Andy Mac/EVERYTIME 12”
Afro Disco Boogie Edits/EP VOLUME 4 12”
Various/HUDDTRAXX 5 YEAR...PART 1 12”
Rahaan/RAHAAN EDITS VOL 3 12”
Jay West/THE RESTART EP 12”
Various/MY FRIENDS EP 12”

New 12" Releases 12/9 @ Amoeba Hollywood - James Blake, Isolee, Space Dimension Controller, Holger Czukay and More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 9, 2010 11:20am | Post a Comment


James Blake
LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE 10”
Atlas

His stunning cover of FEIST & CHILLY GONZALES showcases the melancholy soul of JAMES' voice mixed with moments of shuddering bass and a deliberate manipulation of silent spaces. This is truly a stunning piece of modern music. Do not miss out on this! 1-sided.
Listen to "Limit To Your Love" here:






Most Of This Moment
ISOLEE REMIXES
Most Of This Moment

Beautiful deep house 12". Melodious beats and pulsating rhythms mixed with some NY garage-styled female vocals. Catchy but deep and underground, too. Comes with two remixes from ISOLEE (remix and dub). Limited (500x) hand stamped white label 12".






Space Dimension Controller
TEMPORARY THRILLZ EP D12”
R&S

This SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER EP contains intergalactic slow jams, deep club excursions, and midtempo space funk, all with trademark soul, depth, and finesse. With 6 tracks total, 4 locked grooves. Repressed and back in stock.
Listen to "Kaleidoscopic Ecstasy" here:





Holger Czukay
DREAM AGAIN (CLEAR) D10”
Claremont 56

Teaming up with JAH WOBBLE and JAKI LIEBEZEIT, HOLGER remixes 4 of his best tracks: "MUSIC IN THE AIR," "SUDETENLAND," "THE EAST IS RED" & "DREAM AGAIN" on this double 10", clear vinyl gatefold hand numbered pressing of 666. Super collectible and absolutely beautiful. Act fast.





Maxxi & Zeus
AMERICAN DREAMER 12”
International Feel

The first track is a widescreen cinemascape inspired by multi-layered head music, perfect for a deep cult-like trip. The flip's "MZ MEDLEY" is a raw & exciting experiment through the days of the late 70s and cut n paste style disco medleys. Support from FRANCOIS K, PRINS THOMAS, DICKY TRISCO, & more!







Lone
EMERALD FANTASY TRACKS DLP
Magic Wire

MAGIC WIRE presents the second release on the label from co-founder LONE. From the massive slab of piano stab-lead Detroit-inspired techno of opening cut "CLOUD 909" to the primitive 808/BLACK DOG inspired house of "MOON BEAM HARP," this covers a broad spectrum of styles.
Listen to "Petrcane Beach" here:




Mark E
ESCAPE 12”
Vibrations

The first release from CHRISTOPHER GALLOWAY & PIERS HARRISON's VIBRATIONS imprint comes from the always-dependable MARK E, who drops 2 killer jams. The title track is a bassline driven banger that also sees a remix by ROOTS UNIT. "MIDNIGHT FIRES" is a more techno influenced cut for early mornings.







Vakula
NEMA 12”
3rd Strike

Coming off his FIRECRACKER EP, VAKULA brings this 5 track EP. The title cut features dreamy vocals, "NERVE" is like a future jazz-funk vibe, "ALL THE SAME" on the flip is a nice percussive groove, and "HOOPA LOOPA" holds soulful loops & soul-jazz touches. "BEAT JA" is a DETROIT influenced cut.





Caribou
VS. DJ KOZE EP 12”
City Slang

Epic 3 track remix EP featuring reworks from one of the albums of the year, all by DJ KOZE. Bringing his unique style that unites funked out glitch with a warm, organic house vibe, we get remixes of "FOUND OUT," "JAMELIA," and "ODESSA."
Listen to Koze's Jamelia Remix here:





Mount Kimbie
BLIND NIGHT ERRAND 12”
Hotflush

The title cut and "BEFORE I MOVE" are both album tracks from "CROOKS & LOVERS," plus a new DAYGLO mix of "WILLIAM," and a new live version of "MAYBES" recorded at legendary Berlin nightclub Berghain.
Listen to "Blind Night Errand" here:





Arp.101
FLUSH 12”
Eglo

ARP.101 returns with another jam packed 12" with 3 diverse productions! The title track has received heavy support from BENJI B and runs with tripped out synth work. "KORG-A-TRON" is a serious head noddin' joint that would fit on the "PRODUCER" series. "AC!D" is a crazy tune DAM-FUNK style. Hot!








Morphosis
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED 12”
MOS

This limited release brings a couple of remixes of some MORPHOSIS heat. 1st NWAQ turns out a hell of a dub for "DIRTY MATTER" that's a relentless 7.5 minutes of bang. On the flip JUST FOR ONE DAY remixes "ANDROIDS AMONG US" and creates a serious killer using the core elements of the original.





Dan Marshall/SCORN 12"
Joe Syntax/SLINGSHOT 12"
J:Kenzo/STOMP 12”
Topo/BA BA GO GO 12”
DJ Fresh vs Sigma/LASSITUDE #1 12”
DJ Fresh vs Sigma/LASSITUDE #2 12”
Pendulum/WITCHCRAFT (DRUMSTEP RMX) 12”
Visti & Meyland/LEAVE YOUR WORRIES 12”
Yosaku & DJ Day/THE BOTTLE 10”
Seven/SINISTER & ABDUCTION 12”
Man Like Me/LOVESTRUCK REMIXES 12”
Joe Syntax/LEAVING THE WORLD BEHIND 12”
Skinnz/KEEP IT GUTTA 12”
Cymatic/ELECTRIC CHURCH 12”
Hem/ON A MISSION (SHORTSTUFF RMX) 12”
Various/BRUTAL 500 SERIES PART 1 12”
Eveson/NUMBERS 12”
Kjell/DYNAMIC 12”
Cyantific/305 12”
Romanthony/LET ME SHOW YOU LOVE 12”
Yam Who/HI STEPPIN - COME ON & DO ME 12”
Lynx/FOR THE REBELS 12”
Various/DELIRIOUS GROOVES VOL 3 LP
Hybrid/DISAPPEAR HERE 12”
Raphael Gualazzi/REALITY & FANTASY 12”
Digital Mystikz/URBAN ETHICS LP
Francois X/THE STORM CYCLE EP 12”
Ekoplekz/STALAG ZERO 12”
S.A.S./GIVE IT TO YOU EP 12”
Various/PRODUCER 3 PART 1 EP 12”
Mutated Forms/DOUBTS 12”
Various/WE GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP 12”
House Nerds/NERDS ARE PEOPLE TOO 12”
Armand Van Helden & S Aoki/BRRRAT! 12"
Of Norway/HEATHEN BURIAL EP 12”
Incredible Bongo Band/BREAKDOWN RMXS 12”
Four Hands/HIZOU (LIMITED) 1-SIDED 12”
Nile Delta/CHANNEL 12”
Bbq/MY WAY HOME EP 12”
Marcelus/EP1 12”
Noisia/ALPHA CENTAURI 12”
Floating Points/VACUUM EP 12”
Frank Mitchell Jr/BOOTY LOCK 7”
Cloud/STRINGS 12”
Billy Woost/BILLY WOOST LP
Heels Of Love/SLAVE 12”
Ilija Rudman/AGAINST THE WALL 12”
Various/MANMADE GOLD EDITION DLP
Root Soul/FUSELAGE: UNRELEASED RMXS 12”
Amel Larrieux/TELL ME-G. FITZGERALD 10”
Mario Basanov/UP - NICHOLAS REMIX 12”
Badly Drawn Boy/YOU LIED 1-SIDED 12”
Various/KEEP HOUSE IN YOUR MIND 12”
House of Jezebel/LOVE & HAPPINESS 12”
Radioslave/RADIOSLAVE MEETS SKINT 12"
Small World Disco/EDITS #11 12”
Tiga/LOVE DON'T DANCE HERE ANYMORE 12”
Deep Space Orchestra/TRUST SKYNET EP 12”
Brother's Rise/PACK MENTALITY EP 12”
KBE/NAKED MUSIC CLUB VERSIONS 12”
Dimitri From Tokyo/SAKURA BLUE EDITS 12”
Eddie Leader & Friends/FRONT GROOVE 12”
Insiders/CAIRO 12”
Master H/STABS CALL EP C PROMMER RMX 12”
Digitalism/BLITZ 12”
Goth Trad/TWO FACED 12”
Modular Men/ACID MANEUVERS EP 12”
Roland Casper/JR EXPERIENCE 12”
Most Of This Moment/ISOLEE REMIXES 12”
Danny Byrd/WE CAN HAVE IT ALL REMIX 12”
Phace/MAMMOTH 12”
Phace/CCTV 12”
Hatcha & Lost/WHY SO SERIOUS 12”
Hatcha & Lost/WORKOUT 12”
Andy Ash/OTP PARTY BREAKS #3 12”
Stone Love/STONE SPANADA 7”
Various/NIGHTLIFE VOL. 5 EP #2 DLP
James Duncan/SHADES OF HOUSE 12”
James Blake/CMYK 12”
Lenzman/BITTERSWEET 12”
Miguel Migs/LOVE WE HAD (FEAT PEVEN) 12”
Bad Robot/BLACK WHIP 12”
Hotel Motel/PAYING THE PRICE 12”
Francis Inferno Orchestra/MEET ME... 12”
Ben Verse/DARK STAR 12”
KBE/NAKED MUSIC CLUB VERSIONS 12”

New Electronic 12" Releases 9/07 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Shed, Barker & Baumecker, Conforce, Lawrence, Holger Czukay, Skudge & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 7, 2010 05:55pm | Post a Comment

SHED
Traveller
(Ostgut Ton)

This is the second full-length release for Berlin-based DJ/producer Shed. The Traveller is not the perfectly planned-out escape into the safe haven where perfect tools worship the primetime DJ, but rather it's an ode to the heart of electronic dance music that still pumps loud and vigorous. For Shed, that very heartbeat was never clearer, more concise and genre-defining than in the UK in the early '90s. Detroit, Chicago, Berlin: get in line, you've had your time. Needless to say, Shed is not in this to become the copycat of some of rave music's perfect key moments. The Traveller is not another chapter in the ongoing history of the "anything goes" cult, not an overcooked stew praising the power of eclecticism; instead, it is simply an example of untamed fascination for sound. Frankly, Shed masters this almost naive approach perfectly and slaps the guards of the status quo right in the face. Again and again, Shed pulls little melodies from the depths of his studio and lets us discover our enthusiasm for the moment anew. He applies breakbeats bearing more history than the 909 bass drum where the 4/4 attack would have been the obvious choice, grants grandpa acid only a brief yet overwhelming guest appearance and deals with minimal dance music's heritage in a completely new, unexplored way. Always present: euphoria. With The Traveller, Shed manages the intangible and translates techno tracks into a shorter, yet crisper format, playing with tempi and moods. And yet each and every beat is right where it belongs, helping to merge every ingredient into an adventurous trip through a night one always dreams of and yet hardly ever gets. The album resonates from start to finish, is full of ideas, speaks dubstep and chooses radical approaches where other producers opt for the emergency exit of the lowest common denominator. The Traveller is the perfect base for everybody still willing to take a chance.



BARKER & BAUMECKER

Candyflip 12"
(Ostgut Ton)

Andreas Baumecker and Sam Barker make up a production partnership closely founded upon their love for more experimental dance sounds. Straddling the boundaries between emotional, classically-inspired techno and heavy broken beat electronics, "Candyflip" is a wonderfully analog-sounding tribute to years in the underground. Echoes of the past resound throughout this moody epic while stark, futuristic elements urge it forward. Stepping into "The Hole," a darker sound takes precedence, as a deep, tripping techno jam unfolds from the pair's machines.





CONFORCE

Grace EP 12"
(DELSIN)

Delsin is proud to present a first EP by Boris Bunnik, aka Conforce. Like fellow Dutch techno talent Delta Funktionen, Conforce is also from the northern parts of The Netherlands. After two debut EPs on Rush Hour and releases on Curle and Modelism, he released his well-received first album on the Meanwhile label. On Delsin, he presents some slick-produced atmospheric tunes in the style of label mates like Quince and D5.







SKUDGE

Overture/Mirage 12"
(SKUDGE)

Skudge make their machine music the old way. They channel these processes into their heavyweight dub sound. The results seem to be working -- another colossal 12".

Listen to "Overture" here:








SEBASTIAN MULLAERT AKA MINILOGUE

Voices Around The Fire 12"
(MULE)

Mule Electronic presents a single cut from Sebastian Mullaert's (aka Minilogue) first mix CD, WaWuWe (MULE 019CD). The title track is in a very similar style to Minilogue -- hypnotic and groovy and a perfect DJ tool for the dark dancefloor. On "Music Becomes A Function," Sebastian shows his more musical side with some ambient house reminiscent of Thomas Fehlmann or Lawrence.








COSMIN TRG/FALTY DL

See Other People/St. Marks Remixes 12"
(RUSH HOUR)

After the individual releases by Falty DL and Cosmin TRG on the RH-DC series, the third release features them remixing each other. They both turn each other's version up a notch, creating some heavy duty dancefloor pressure, while pushing the borders of house, techno, dubstep and rave. Back to the future!

Listen to "See Other People (Falty DL Remix)" here:







MATIAS AGUAYO

Menta Latte Remixes 12"
(KOMPAKT)

Top of Form "Menta Latte" from Matias Aguayo's acclaimed full length Ay Ay Ay (KOMP 076CD/KOM 205LP) gets the remix treatment. Who else could be more perfect to do his own rendition than the maestro of Northern disco Prins Thomas -- keeping the organic sensibility of the original by making it RAW. Acid flirts with bongos and wonky bass in a diatribe of immense magnitude. The results are a tremendous, gallivanting steamroller of a track. Bottom of Form Top of Form.






Holger Czukay
PERSIAN LOVE (GOLD) 12"
Claremont 56

Limited pressing on GOLD vinyl, 2 new versions of "PERSIAN LOVE," his first compositions after parting with CAN. Created by switching a multitrack to 1/2 speed while playing guitar/drums in slow motion. Persian vocals nicked from short wave radio. Features CAN drummer Jaki.

Listen to the original of "Persian Love" here:






Axel Bomann

HOLY LOVE 12"
(PAMPA)

Swedish house producer releases a refreshing 3 track EP on DJ KOZE & MARCUS FINK's PAMPA imprint. The title track features J JONASON on vocals for a deep smooth & sexy vocal. "PURPLE DRANK" is a hypnotic joint with a dark bouncy bassline. "NOT SO MUCH" is a perfect tune to end a perfect night.

Listen to "Holy Love" here:






Lawrence

DWELLING ON THE DUNES 12"
(LAID)

Deep and soulful house EP from LAID. Three tracks: "PRECIOUS HALL" and "PRECIOUS HALL (DUB)" plus the title cut "DWELLING ON THE DUNES," a laid back and atmospheric house cut reminiscent of classic Detroit tracks.








PANTHA DU PRINCE: Diamond Daze 2LP (DIAL)

FAUSTO MESSINA: Boungaville EP 12" (DIYNAMIC)

LOIN BROTHERS: Garden Of Vargulf 12" (FUTURE CLASSIC)

IDEAL: Schöne Frau mit Geld (Losoul Versions) 12" (PLAYRJC 008EP)

TERRANCE MCDONALD: Mind Over Matter EP 12" (MOSDEEP)

GEOFF MULLEN: Bongo Closet LP (TYPE)

214: Cascadian Nights EP 12" (TOUCHIN BASS)

CHARANJIT SINGH: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat 2LP

FreshRo & Apiento Co: PACIFIC STATE (CLEAR) 7"

Jill Scott: RON TRENT REMIXES 2-SIDED 12" (SPRING001B)

Raw Soul: RARE & UNRELEASED FUNK... (LP PLUTLP1)

Smith & Mudd: SURVEYOR (JAPAN PROMO) 12"

DJ Zinc: WILE OUT-DJ MARKY & S.P.Y RX 12" (INN034)

Eddy Meets Yannah: COMPOST BLACK #66 12" (COMP357)

Filippson & Ulysses: ESCAPE FROM NY 12" (INTSPE001)

Foog: OPEN YOUR EYES 12" (MULE072)

Frisvold & Lindbaek: BOZAK-PRINS THOMAS REMIX 12" (FP027)

Hypno: OVER THE TOP EP 12" (PTN003)

Marvin Gaye: GOT TO GIVE IT UP 12" (MGGT1)

Monarchy: LOVE GET OUT MY WAY REMIXES 12"

Thabo: THE MACHINES 12" (ORN01)

New Electronic 12" releases at Amoeba LA- Holger Czukay, Conforce, A Made Up Sound, Dj Koze, Mano Le Tough & More

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Holger Czukay
Let’s Get Cool
Claremont 56

CAN's HOLGER CZUKAY releases this 2 track 10" with tracks based on "COOL IN THE POOL," recorded in his home studio in 1979. Quirky with a touch of free jazz horn work. Pressed as a strictly limited 10" on transparent vinyl.













Conforce
Black Stroke EP
Modelisme

The original is a hymnic Detroit-ish tune with a swingy groove and the right strings. KINK & NEVILLE WATSON work out an old school acid house mix in the Chicago vein, and "PRETTY FAR FROM HERE" closes out the record with old school deep funky sounds that are raw.













A Made Up Sound
Alarm
A Made Up Sound

A MADE UP SOUND brings 2 tracks of bangin' beats! "ALARM" is a punchy tune with synth stabs, moody pads and a swaggering rhythm. "CRISIS" on the flip is all about restraint. Thick house-not-house beats and a thumping acid bassline. This is a killer 12".

Listen to "Crisis" here:








Aera
Infinite Space EP
Aleph

INFINITE SPACE is the first release on the label set up by AERA aka RALF SCHMIDT to put out his own music. The EP's opening tune is "FLOWERS ON FIRE," which is a bubbling stomper of spacey synths & atmosphere. The flip holds "ELEVATOR PITCH," a dope 4/4 groove.














Mano Le Tough
Oblique
Internasjonal

MANO LE TOUGH's "OBLIQUE" boasts a perfect melody that rises out of a layer of thick chords before turning into its deep acid finale. On the flip is a remix by French gentlemen CHATEAU FLIGHT that toughens up the beat and adds some psychedelic dub effects to the track.












Mark E
Special
Merc

Here on this great 12" from MARK E, "SPECIAL FX" weaves bits of mid 80s magic into a lengthy groove-out with that patented "throb." On the flip, "CHRISTO" drives down a Detroit bound freeway, sounding like CARL CRAIG remixing PRINCE.












The Gathering
In My System
Silver Network

CHEZ DAMIER, JEF K, and CHRIS CARRIER are THE GATHERING. "IN MY SYSTEM" is a deep underground track with raw keys & vocal samples. Here on part one of this release are JEF K's mix along with a dub version. This is a red vinyl limited edition release with no repress. For the second part of the IN MY SYSTEM release from THE GATHERING, we see versions of the track by ADULT ONLY RECORDS' CHRIS CARRIER on one side. On the flip, we get a dope CHEZ DAMIER version that continues with the deepness. Limited red vinyl release.

Listen to "In My System" (Original):


Listen to "In My System" (Chez Damier's Edit):






I:Cube
Merovingienne
Versatile

French producer I:CUBE drops MEROVINGIENNE, a three track EP influenced by the resurgence of VERSATILE's studio hardware, mental tech and creepy funk. Along with the title track, the high quality tunes "BIONIC EARS" and "GRANDES ORGUES" are included. Support from DIXON, OSUNLADE, TRUS'ME.

Listen to "Bionic Ears" here:








DJ Koze
Rue Burnout
Pampa

DJ KOZE's RUE BURNOUT EP shows his finesse and sophistication, leading from dreamy and restrained parts to a noisy frenzy at the end. "BLUME DER NACHT" starts with a looped piano solo laced with high pitched strings and sharp rhythms while the title track is precisely crafted.

Listen to "Rue Burnout" here:





Bottin
Artifact
Artifact

BOTTIN, one of the most active new disco producers, drops ARTIFACT 1 -- a 200 copy private pressing containing 2 tracks. "SAGE OIL" is a sweet and sexy track while the flip's "HOT LIZARD" is a rawer piece from the typical Italian police series & horror movie scores from the late 70s & 80s.

Listen to "Hot Lizard" here:






Gerd
1 In The Morning
Philpot

GERD aka DELGUI from Rotterdam drops "1 IN THE MORNING (AT THE CLUB)," which delivers a funked up groove of blips and beeps. On the flip, the great DJ KOZE gives his fantastic treatment to the track and twists it up another notch. Solid release from Philpot.














Oracy
Bass Mood
Mojuba

ORACY's "BASS MOOD" is his follow up to his classics "FAMILY DAY" and "MIND DANCE". The title track is a disco break styled beat with an ultra fat acid bassline. On the flip, "FUNK ADVICE" chills things out a bit and takes the release into true MOJUBA fashion. Quality.











Ost & Kjex
Continental Lover
Diynamic

Norway's OST & KJEX bring "CONTINENTAL LOVER," the first single taken from the album, that demonstrates the duo's fresh dancefloor focus. Wonderfully soulful vocals over powerful synth chords. The remix package includes mixes from PAWAS, UNER, and STIMMING, who all do bang up jobs.

Listen to "Continental Lover" here:






Patrick Specke
The Antman
Hello Repeat

Rising producer PATRICK SPECKE unleashes THE ANTMAN EP,  a solid, minimal style 2 tracker including "ANTMAN" and the opposite, "ANTWOMAN." As an added bonus, MR. DELANO SMITH takes things way deep for his remix full of lush chords, pads, and a sampled vocal.

Listen to "The Antman" (Delano Smith Remix):








Ron Hardy
Edits Vol. 3
Ron Hardy

Here are three more RON HARDY edits supposedly straight from reel to reels. Nonetheless, they're good! First is RON's version of a JAMIE PRINCIPLE cut properly called "WAITING ON RON'S ANGEL." Also includes an edit of PLASTIC BERTRAND's "STOP OU ENCORE" and a cut by MR. HARDY & JESSE SAUNDERS.











Todd Terje
Remaster Of The Universe
Permanent Vacation

Three track sampler from TODD's "REMASTER OF THE UNIVERSE" CD. Here he reworks the new wave dance classic "POP MUZIK" by M, "ALL THAT SHE WANTS" by ACE OF BASS, and the massive Chicago house hit "PERCULATOR" by CAJMERE.

Listen to Lindstrom's "Another Station" (Todd Terje Edit):
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