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New 12" Releases @ Amoeba Hollywood - Steffi, Anton Zap, Sepalcure, Ron Hardy, Son Of Sam, Isolee & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, February 10, 2011 04:54pm | Post a Comment

Steffi
Yours & Mine LP
Ostgut Ton

On the debut album by Berlin-based Dutch DJ/producer Steffi, you will discover an even further developed producer who shares her personal journey. A long period of intense experimentation and self-discovery led to this sensitive, instinctive and extremely insightful long-player. Carefully mixing old and new, warm analog synth and drum textures flow in unison with modern studio finesse over nine tracks, each telling its own story. Ethereal, hypnotic passages and positive, uplifting messages meet temperate, slow-building vibes and heart-wrenching moments. Often, simplicity blurs into satisfying complexity. Moments of sheer joy arise against the backdrop of a rich and elegantly-controlled exploration of sound. The opening track, "Lilo," is a soothing, harmonious forecast of this deep dance music album-- swirling and reduced. A warm solid state thump drives it, however, and it becomes clear that the beauty in Steffi's house music lies in this meeting of classic, emotion-drenched melodies and bold, earthy drums. The tactile "Piem" rises and climbs with a strong late-night intensity before "Yours" featuring Virginia comes to the fore. Striking a clever balance between positive, addictive pop and straight-up club energy, this vocal-led future-classic is a loud and proud testament to how far Steffi has come -- not only as a producer, but as a DJ who understands the need for balance, control and release. Perhaps an ode to the many foundations of house that have no doubt inspired Steffi, "Arms" is a string-led jack track, a slow burner in the best sense, and all the better for it. Similarly, "Manic Moods" sells itself on the strength of its handful of carefully-crafted analog synth lines, slowly fusing to become one while her beats urge us forward. The urgent sci-fi tones and extended soaring strings of "Mine" bring it back to the club as heady images of warehouses past, present and future flash before you. This retro-futurism is then taken further with the muscular "Nightspacer," whose NY house roots are fleshed out by blossoming pads and an unstoppable, throbbing, traveling vibe. Drawing the album towards its close, the deeply spaced "You Own My Mind," featuring Virginia's beautifully smooth vocals, washes over and wraps around you in a melancholic blanket of sound. Deeply personal to the last, "Moving Lips" could be that special last embrace; one more moment to end the night and yet keep you longing for more.

Purchase Steffi - Yours & Mine here


Sepalcure
Fleur EP 12”
Hotflush

Following their stunning "LOVE PRESSURE" debut, this Brooklyn-based duo, who have recorded previously as MACHINEDRUM, release another gorgeous EP of 4 tracks that weave distant chords, soulful vocals, and organic rhythms into vibrant soundscapes that transcend genre.

Purchase Sepalcure - Fleur here



Ron Hardy

RON HARDY EDITS #4 12”
Not On Label

#4 of this jacked up series brings more cuts supposedly from lost Chicago reels. Side A holds a clean edit and an instrumental of "LIQUID LOVE." On the flip are 2 more tracks that have been heard on numerous HARDY tapes that bring out the more 'acid' style of house. This one's the best so far!

Purchase Ron Hardy - Edits #4 here



Son Of Sam

Nature Makes A Mistake 12”
Running Back

It is 1984 all over again. The freshest sound ever, even fresher now. Running Back unearthed a treasure from the UK '80s art funk vaults: "Nature Makes A Mistake," written and produced by Chris Bishop, originally released on a cassette sampler, now restored and remastered for vinyl. Âme (teaming-up with Marcel Dettmann in the mix) maintains the spirit of the original and teleports it onto the dancefloors of the 21st century.

Purchase Son Of Sam - Nature Makes A Mistake here


Isolee

Well Spent Youth 2LP
Pampa

After six years, Isolée finally releases his third album on DJ Koze's Pampa Records. "Over the last 15 years, Isolée has managed to create a breathtaking trademark sound. Every note seems lovingly scavenged from the depths of his analog equipment pool, then polished and woven into an abstract, otherworldly, always morphing yet still binding and bouncing sound composition of epic proportions. Well Spent Youth is a chameleon; it assumes different forms depending on the volume it's played. Tunes like 'Taktell,' 'Thirteen Times An Hour,' 'Hold On,' 'One Box' and 'Celeste' set the club on fire, quickly spreading the unique, indescribable Isolée vibe, which imbues the often cold, bleak dancefloor with a unique, clever color. The collective joy at being challenged is ubiquitous. People dance to Isolée's music with their eyes closed -- opened every now and then only to exchange knowing nods. Now, Isolée reminds us yet again what electronic music is capable of -- crossing boundaries and achieving the psychedelic.

Purchase Isolee - Well Spent Youth here

Various
TRAX 25 VS DJ HISTORY VOL 2 12”
Harmless

2nd volume of this compilation series for TRAX's 25th anniversary features tracks re-edited by some of the contributors to DJ HISTORY. PPF's "JACK FOR DAZE DUB" of "FARLEY KNOWS HOUSE," JUSTIN HARRIS redoes RALPHI's "YOU USE TO HOLD ME," KINK covers "CLAP ME," & JOHN DALY edits "CAN YOU FEEL IT!"

Purchase Trax vs Dj History vol 2 here



Anton Zap
Background Series #3
Ethereal Sound

Continuing the string of ultra deep releases, ANTON ZAP brings #3 in this particular series. "KEEP ON MOVING" is a hypnotizing tune with warm pads and a familiar melody sample. "38" on side B keeps the atmosphere deep and chugs with a synth bass and minimal changes.

Purchase Anton Zap - Background Series #3 here




Isolee & Robag Wruhme/TAKTELL 12”
Aril Brikha/DEEPARTURE IN TIME 2LP
Calagad 13/I CAN MAKE YOU DANCE EP 12”
Max Essa/MIDNIGHT & DUB DIRECTION EP 12”
Telephunken/ALL THE MAMIS EP 12”
Marcello Napoletano & IFM/RENEGADE...12”
Mizz Beats/ARE WE THE DICTATORS EP 12”
Various/TRAX 25 VS DJ HISTORY VOL 1 12”
Various/TRAX 25 VS DJ HISTORY VOL 2 12”
Various/TRAX 25 VS DJ HISTORY VOL 3 12”
Various/TRAX 25 VS DJ HISTORY VOL 4 12”
JD Twitch/CUMBIA 12”
Boohgaloo Zoo/I GOT 12”
Onur Engin/EDITS VOL. 2 12”
Kay Sputnik/BIPOLAR PROMO CUTZ 5 12”
Chris Simmonds/STILL WORKING HARD EP 12”
DJ Madd/ARPZ 3000 12” SP:MC & LX1/DOWN 12"
1000names/BEFORE SUNRISE 12”
Trujillo/FRUIT PUNCH 12”
DJ Madd/DUB MARINE-KRYPTIC MINDS RMX 12”
Jay 5ive & Kromestar/BASS 96 12”
Lee Foss/YOUR TURN GIRL 12”
Zero G/BRING IT (SUBSCAPE REMIX) 12”
Greg Paulus/CREW LOVE REMIXES 12”
Anton Zap/BACKGROUND SERIES #3 10”
Vakula/BACKGROUND SERIES #4 10”
Mic Newman/LIVE EAST, DIE YOUNG 12”
Relocate/SOUL SURVIVOR 12”
Yasmin/ON MY OWN 12”
Marlow/LOVE KILLS SLOWLY 12”
Danny Byrd & Netsky/TONIGHT 12”
Various/HOSPITALITY D&B 2011 EP D12”
Kromestar/JABBER JAWZ 12”
Andy Ash/ANOTHER WORLD 12”
Marcos Cabral/OTP PARTY BREAKS #5 12”
Genetix/SQUID ATTACK 12”
ASC & VACCINE/MACHINES 12”
Gravious/JUNCTION CITY 12”
VOZMEDIANO: There's A Light EP 12"
SHADOW DANCER: Murder Room 12”
KINK: Leko/Yako 12"
ERNESTO FERREYRA: El Paraiso De Las Tortugas Remixes 12"
GUMMIHZ: Songs From The Continents 12"
ENEMY EARTH: Bardo L
DANIEL STEINBERG: Shut Up 2LP
OMURAH: Paranormal Symphonies 12”
MARCO CAROLA: Groove Catcher 12"
MANIK: Keep That Fresh EP 12"
DAVID ALVARADO VS. LUCA BACCHETTI: The Remix EP 12"
NORTHERN STRUCTURES: Self Similarity 12"
AARDVARCK & KUBUS: Gloom 12"
BENTON: Sinners/Necromancy 10"
NUPHLO: 40 Thieves 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 9/29 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Marko Furstenberg, Phonique, Isolee, Luke Hess, Holger Zilske & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 29, 2010 03:52pm | Post a Comment



MARKO FURSTENBERG

Counter Mode EP 12"
Artless

The Mojuba sub-label brings you two new tunes from the vaults of dub techno ambassador Marko Fürstenberg. These two tracks of pure dub techno magic build a seamless connection to his previous releases and capture the special sound and feel of a true Fürstenberg track -- how it can only be done for this label.

Listen to "070120" here:





PHONIQUE

Perfect Stranger 12"
Dessous

"Perfect Stranger" is taken from Phonique's album Kissing Strangers (DES 015CD) and is a powerful modern house cut reflecting the many elements of Phonique's intricate sound. Blending raw, soulful throw-downs with tight and crisp next-level production, perfect for those late-night moments when rave is the only option. Phonogenic & Sasse carefully craft an ear-tingling remix -- ever so funky, clear and direct. Guti remixes "Perfect Stranger" into a roaring percussive journey, full of tumbling congas, dramatic fills and fx.

Listen to Phonogenic & Sasse remix here:


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