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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 07/10/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, July 6, 2009 02:42pm | Post a Comment

  
New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:


Mathew Jonson 
WALKING ON THE HANDS...12"
WAG050 MUS (light blue colored vinyl)

MATHEW JONSON's new 12" sees him unearthing more quirky, haunting melodies over floor friendly percussion. It's chilling and cinematic. "WHEN LOVE FEELS LIKE CRYING" includes harmonic fragments with punchy bass tones playing the central hook.


DMX Krew 
COME TO ME 12"
PERMVAC034 

1st release in PERMANENT VACATIONS's new EVER GREEN. This new wave/electro cut comes with an exclusive instrumental version on the flip.

Adele vs Mick Boogie 1988 LP ADELEBOOGIE1

Ancient Astronauts CLASSIC 12" ESL155  

Miss Dica FREAK EP 12" 3EEP103

Baker Bros FAMILY TREE 12" FSR072 

Depeche Mode BEHIND THE WHEEL RMX 12" DAI02

Diplo & Blaqstarr GET OFF 12" MAD093

Headman DREAMPIECES (ZONGAMIN REMIX) 12" RR034 

Moby PALE HORSES REMIX (GER IMPORT) 12" MOSMOBY1 

Savage Skulls BUMPS EP 12" DSD023        

New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 07/10/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 29, 2009 02:33pm | Post a Comment



New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend: 

Boys Noize
STARTER 12"
BNR034

The single is a double A salute featuring "STARTER," a classic BOYS NOIZE electro house banger in OI style, and "JEFFER," an all time fresh summer disco hammer to fall in love with.



Siskid
WOLVES EP 12"
MEANT004

SISKID is back on MEANT records, receiving full support from DAMIAN LAZARUS, LAURENT GARNIER, AGORIA, and more. Three brand new peak time tech tracks, plus a fantastic remix by CHLOE. Tight production ready to work out the floor.    

Chequers GET UP DIFFERENTLY 12" DCLAS15

Detboi Y'ALL WANT MO EP 12" CHEAP009X

Feature Cast ARTIST SERIES 1 12" GG06

Jazzy Jens AFRICA 12" GAMM049

Rephrase SINCE 1939 & MINK 12" REPHRASE002

Various SOUL ALL-TIMERS VOL 4 12" DCLAS16

Analog People ROSE ROUGE REMIXES 12" HYS1697

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band P.I.M.P. 7" 451016

Bright Eyes DANGER MOUSE REMIX EP 7" DM01 

Depeche Mode WRONG-DJ REMIX EP WHITE 12" 12BONG40DJ

Douglass Greed NEW INNERSTATE...12" IF2017

Enola WORDS IN A BOTTLE 12" INITIAL028

Frankie Goes Hollywood MEMBERS ONLY 12" MO14

Frederic De Carvalho ROCK STAR EP 12" BOXON09

Jessica 6 FUN GIRL 7" MSSS01

Killers SPACEMAN REMIXES 12" SPACEMAN001

La Roux BULLETPROOF (1-SIDED, SQUARE) 7" 2705728

La Roux BULLETPROOF (ZINC RMX) 12" ROUX9

La Roux IN FOR THE KILL (CUT N RUN) 12" CAR036

Lefto vs Fela HOOLIGAN (LEFTO EDIT) 7" HOOL1

Luciano VERSUS-G.GERBER, L.VAN DOWSKI 12" CADENZA36

Moby VERY BEST OF MOBY - REMIXED 12" MORX001

Orbital LUSH HERVE REMIX 12" 2564688320

Peaches LOSE YOU REMIXES 12" XLT434

Peter Kruder CHORDAL & LAW OF RETURN 12" MACROM12 

Vincenzo THIZZ IZZZ THE LAB 12" PFR104

Who Made Who KEEP ME IN MY PLANE #1 12" GOMMA128

Who Made Who KEEP ME IN MY PLANE #2 12" GOMMA130

Wigald Boning KOBRA DANCE REMIXES 12" COMP331

Echospace 
INTRUSION REFLECTION LP ECHO7    


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:     

Jimpster
SLEEPER 12"
FR123

JIMPSTER comes out of hibernation with some lush grooving deepness to warm up the dancefloor, complete with newcomer FRANC SPANGLER's own chugger of a remix. Also includes "JUST THE KIND OF GIRL," with a slowmo vocal on the break. House heads...get on this.    


Dirty Funker
FLAT BEAT (BANKSY HELICOPTER ARTWORK) 12"
DF08

Massive new 12" from DIRTY FUNKER based around MR OIZO's dance classic "FLAT BEAT."
 

Chalkhill CHALKHILL EDITS VOL. 1 CHALKHILL001

Curtis Vodka HOOK N SLING EP 12" OTB008

Llorca UNRELEASED REMIXES 12" AOT001

Silicone Soul DUST BALLAD II 12" SOMA265

Toby Tobias SPACE SHUFFLE REMIXES 12" REKIDS039

Trinidadian Deep THE OFFERING EP 12" FVR013

3 Na Massa 3 NA MASSA EP 12" NUB12016

Baaz PASS IT ON EP 12" QUINTESSE07

Ben Watt GUINEA PIG REMIXES 12" 043BUZZ

C-Rock RAWSEN-NIC FANCIULLI REMIX 12" STIR1536

Chris Coco SUMMERTIME REMIXES 12" DUMB012DJC01

Dorothy's Fortress DJANGO STRIKES..12" BASTARD002

Eclier ALPHA RIVER 12" BOXON10

Greymatte BELIEVE IN SOMETHING RMX 12" NYSOUL013

H.O.S.H. BETTER & SWEET 12" DIYNAMIC027

Horse Meat Disco EP #2 12" HMD002

Hot City HOT CITY BASS 12" RAMP020

John Daly SPACE WALK 12" MULE039

Nicky Siano THE GALLERY 3LP SJRLP100

Pepe Bradock PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE 12" ATA011

Rick Wade INTELLIGENCE 12" LAID01

Season & Sygaire INNER NAVIGATION 12" R008

Sharod SCHOOLIN 12" SUPRAA005

Soulphiction IN THE LIMELIGHT-TRUSME 12" PHP039

Stereo Heroes NOISOME & POUNDSCAKE 12" BSR003

Twocker STITCH 12" VR011

Wax Poetic BRASIL-MCDE REMIX 12" NUB12015

Larry Levan WEST END REMIXES FROM THE GARAGE LP WES2001-1

Pheek & Stefny JAPAN EXCURSION JOINT 12” ARCHPL017

Euterke 
FRAGMENTS ORNIMENTS 12” MMU001    


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming this Weekend:    

Ragga Twins 
SPLIFFHEAD (RAMADANMAN) 12"
SJR19712

Seminal rave/jungle anthem gets a serious dubstep remix from RAMADANIMAN and KUTZ! Fully cut up, reworked, and dissected by these modern wizards, who have recorded with BENGA and SKREAM.    


Southside Steppas
WHEN SHE MOVES 12"
SJR21612 

Twisted UK dancehall / dubstep bullet, as KINGSTON MC's meet the sounds of South London inna soundclash stylee! Heavyweight beats with killer MC skilz of 2-ICE and JUNIOR LAWLESS, grimey juggling and dark, very Jamaican stepping riddims. Highly recommended!

Temper D vs Balkansky CLOCKWISE 12" ROCST24

Varoslav I LOVE US (FT.DOP)-DAVID K 12" DIRT034

Von D 
COQUINE 12" ACRE011    

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 06/26/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 21, 2009 08:10pm | Post a Comment


New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Miss Kitten & The Hacker 
PARTY IN MY HEAD 12" BIZZ7

Fresh out of the traps and hot on the heels of MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER's "1000 DREAMS" springs "PARTY IN MY HEAD" -- one of their best. Also contains remixes from MR PAULI (CLONE/VIEWLEXX), THIEVES LIKE US, and KIKO. Hi-NRG, 80s indie electro party stompers on one 12".

Peak 
DARKSUITE-SOULTOURIST REMIX 12" ORN008 

New limited ORNAMENTS from PEAK! Three cuts of quality, dub-influenced deep house & techno, including a remix from SOULTOURIST (DRUMPOET COMMUNITY) and YOUANDME. Vinyl release ONLY, and even though we don't know for sure, it's probably pressed on marble wax. You know how ORNAMENTS does it.

Fort Knox Five FOUNDATIONS EP 12" FKXP000

Fort Knox Five RADIO FREE DC RMX #4 12" FKX017 

Medusa Edits REFLECTION SERIES #3 12" ME003

Rephrase CHASE YOUR TAIL 12" REPHRASE001

Rephrase JELLY JAM REMIX EP 12" REPHRASE003

Sly Players ARTIST SERIES 8 12" GG16 

Assembly Line FALLING BACK EP 12" CCR007

Beatstalkers MODERN STALKING EP 12" FFM002

Bonaparte VS Markus Lange ANTI ANTI 12" FMO0905 

Depeche Mode ACAPELLA ALBUM LP DMACCLP

Dimlite QUIZ TEARS 7" AC7X7X0 

Heavy FeeSASQUATCH EP 12" PASA050 

Kenny Larkin SKETCHES EP-SHLOMI ABER 12" BAO018 

Modernaire FAITES VOS JEUX 12" ROXOUR005   

Sally Shapiro MIRACLE 12" PERMVAC037 

Various ALL NIGHT LONG EP 3 12" AUS0921  
 
 
 


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:
Master Plan 
OBAMA TRIBUTE EP 12" FVR012

RON TRENT presents the MASTER PLAN "OBAMA TRIBUTE," a musical tribute to the election of BARACK OBAMA. Two versions of "MELTING POT" (one being the instrumental) combine layered speech excerpts over a dreamy, conga driven deep house beat w/an uplifting piano solo towards the end.

Noze 
MEET ME IN THE TOILET 12" CCS038

"ENCORE" kicks things off with a strong rollin' house bassline and those distinct NOZE pads throughout. Sexy girl vocals tell you to "relax." On the flip is the quirky title cut, a groovy horn party is what you'll find. This goes places where other house doesn't.

1 School TRIBUTE TO LESSONS OF LIFE 12" FVR014

Les Aeroplanes IMPERSONAL NAVIGUANT 12" MATH026

Smith & Mudd LA SUIVANT LP C56LP001

Alif Tree CLOCKWORK REMIXES PT. 1 12" COMP324

Atlantic Conveyor FANTASTIC REPRESS 12" UT008

Channel 83 TONITE & ACID CRUNCH 12" C83001

Harri & Revenge SPACE DOUBT-VERA MIX 12" TIMBRE001

Humate LOVE STIMULATION-RADIO SLAVE 12" FCD02

Karton NEVER TOO LATE 12" VR012

Knee Deep SICK LOVE EP 12" KDR017

Lavonz-Glenn Underground FATE 12" JOSS016

Maya Jane Coles MONOCHROME EP 12" DOG010

Noze MEET ME IN THE TOILET 12" CCS038

Parallel Dance Ensemble TURTLE PIZZA 12" ISM001X

Permanent Vacation TIC TOC FT KATHY 12" PERMVAC040

Peven Everett SPECIAL 12" TRP009

Selfmade Millionaire ROCKIN & POPPIN 12" SMM1006

Shahrokh Sound Of COMPOST BLK LBL 48 12" COMP323

Soul Purpose KEY ISSUES VOL.1 12" SP010

Subway SUBWAY II DLP SJRLP202

Subway EMPTY HEAD 12" SBEST22

Subway JOURNEY (TODD SINES RMX) 12" SBEST31

Subway SATELLITES EP 12" SJR15712

Subway SIMPLEX (GATTO FRITTO MIX) 12" SJR18912

Sun God JACK FM 06 7" JACKFM06

Tyrone Francis VALUE ON VINYL EP 12" TRP005

Various FIRECRACKER 2 12" FIREC002

Undaworld FUCK WORK 12” 5000 MIRACLE

Barbarella SOUNDTRACK BOB CREW GENERATION LP DYNO31908

Tim Curry PARADISE GARAGE SMOKE PT. 1 COKE 2 12” LARRY11

Sade TATTOO YOU SMOOTH OPERATOR 12” CM06

Sinister Concepts DIVINE INSPIRATION 12” ER0001

Sinister Concepts LA MELODIA 12” ER0002     


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming this Weekend:

New Electronic CD Releases 6/12/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 12, 2009 01:04pm | Post a Comment

Ray Mang

Mangled
Mangled

Ray Mang is the disco dance party DJ alter ego of writer/producer Raj Gupta. The moniker was introduced as a vehicle for creating, releasing and spinning anything goes disco-centric party music for collectors, dancers, enthusiasts and Jocks alike. Taking inspiration from the extended disco mixes, dub versions and edits of such luminaries as Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, Daniele Baldelli, Tee Scott, Began Cekic and Tom Moulton, and the open minded music policies of some of the pioneering early clubs such as the Paradise Garage, the Loft and the Italian Cosmic parties, Ray Mang sets out to help keep the glitter ball shimmering and the disco flame burning into the new millennium!


Abe Duque
Don’t Be So Mean
Process Recordings

THE STORY It’s drawn from an album with artwork and a name that are a sly comment on American foreign policy. But the first track taken from Abe Duque’s new album Don’t Be So Mean, the Obama-sampling "Tonight Is Your Answer," is political but far from pessimistic. It’s a reflection of Abe’s chequered life. He’s been both a US Marine and a resident DJ at New York’s notorious club-kid 90s-club Limelight. He knows how to operate the machine gun on the cover of the album, but wishes there was less call for gunfire. He’s been arrested for potential terrorism -- but for being found with a knife issued to him by the US government itself. Don’t be so mean, as the expression goes … And in the music world, he’s been in and out, up and down, from residencies at Tresor during the height of its first popularity to being so broke in the early 90s that he could barely afford to release his own records. And then he's come back into the limelight again with his own hand-etched vinyl and tracks like "Champagne Days, Cocaine Nights"; "What Happened?" and "Acid" -- not to mention remixes of huge acts like Miss Kittin and the Chemical Brothers. Now he’s back with his third album, Don’t Be So Mean, and first single "Tonight is your answer," backed with "Life is so good to me."

King Roc
Chapters
Process Recordings

Debut home-listening album from one of the UK’s biggest techno DJs. This one’s been building through marketing of collectable one-off 12″s and King Roc’s increasing press presence. King Roc is no longer one of the UK’s best kept secrets. From high-profile remixes of New Order and Future Sound of London, he’s been DJ mag’s “one to watch for 2008″ and touring from Brazil (15 gigs) to China to Australasia to Russia to Europe, as well as gigs right round Europe. He’s half of blindingly successful techno duo Two Armadillos but his main focus for the last two years has been the heavily publicised Chapters project -- five EPs of mood music to trip-hop to techno that have now been totally ripped apart and turned into cinematic home listening for his debut CD.

TECHNO IS BLACK!

Posted by Mike Battaglia, February 2, 2009 11:00am | Post a Comment

              

Even five short years ago, many clubbers, ravers and dance music fans would be hard pressed to recognize the names Ron Hardy or Larry Levan (above, R-L), let alone acknowledge African American influence on the music they get freaky to on the weekends. Even in the black community, whole generations seem completely oblivious to this part of their musical heritage. Thankfully, that's changing. With a renewed interest in disco, 80's uptempo R&B aka boogie, techno and early house music over the past few years, knowledge of dance music's history and the role blacks (and gays and latinos) played in its inception is growing. Nightclubs where the music was allowed to evolve, like Levan's Paradise Garage (right) in New York, Hardy's Music Box and Frankie Knuckles' Warehouse in Chicago (the latter being where the name House Music was coined) and Detroit's Music Institute remain legendary not because of the venues themselves or the people who owned them, but due to the DJ's who made those places immortal by performing an aural alchemy that transformed the American soundscape.

In honor of Black History Month 2009, I plan on taking a look at these legends so that they might gain a foothold with a new audience. People like The Belleville Three, legendary innovators of techno music from Detroit, or DJ's and producers like Tony Humphries at New Jersey's Zanzibar, that bridged the gap between disco's firey, racist and homophobic "death" and the birth of house and techno. I'd like to visit the lives and careers of people who changed the face of music forever, as well as ask a few questions. Questions like: Why is it that DJ's like Tiesto, Sasha & Digweed, Paul Oakenfold or Paul Van Dyk remain the most recognizable faces in mainstream dance music while Theo Parrish (left) remains an "undiscovered talent," or that popular knowledge of its history seems to go no further than the 90's, when white folks finally caught on en masse to what black folks in Chicago, Detroit and New York had already known for years? Or that the most popular strains of dance and electronic music seem to have erased all trace of African American influence? In a press release for a 2006 conference on techno's black origins at Indiana University, author and professor of folklore and ethnomusicology Portia Maultsby said:

"It is interesting how the music migrated from Detroit to Europe, and...became associated with rave parties, and then migrated back to the U.S., and Americans became involved...and the African American identity became invisible. Music can be appropriated and re-appropriated, and history can be distorted as a result of that ...Very few people associate techno with its African American origins."

                     

(The Belleville Three, L-R - Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson)

I may not even have answers to these questions (but would love to hear people's ideas in the comments), but I think raising them is almost enough. Questioning the status quo has never been a popular idea in dance music, but it's something that skeptical ol' me is hardwired for.

Now, obviously things are changing. These men have been regarded as gods in the underground for nearly 20 years and as new generations discover this music for the first time, it seems that it's the essence they immediately attach themselves to; the music's late 70's and early 80's beginnings are attracting the kids and new artists alike, such as Hercules and Love Affair or New York's DFA label, headed by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. These artists either consciously or unconsciously are realizing a concept-- that house/dance/electronic music (whatever you want to call it) has lost its way and needs to step back a bit to reflect, to capture what made it great in the first place. To remember the groove.
 

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