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Dirty Art Club – Basement Seance
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dirty Art Club – Basement Seance

Image: 1617640 Entering the Dirty Art Club is like letting an encyclopedic sample curator
soundtrack a vibrant psychedelic cartoon dream. Conceived in North
Carolina, fragments of sun-kissed soul and dusty psyche-rock sounds
are stitched together and intertwined with live instrumentation recorded
in a home studio setup to convey a woozy and soulful experience. It’s
a blend that’s been refined on Dirty Art Club’s latest album, Basement
Seance, which is themed around sampling rare “old songs and records
that barely anybody’s heard” and reanimating them into a new life.
Embracing a recording environment that usually involves sitting on the
floor in a dark room, the Dirty Art Club production style is anchored
around the technique of creating a sonic texture based on multiple
sources: The fruits of vinyl digging trips are combined with layers of live
instrumentation and embellished with field recordings and atmospheric
effects. These component parts are skillfully mixed so that they “sound
like one sample.” It’s a trick that creates a unity of sound where songs
segue together while moving the emotional narrative along.
This emotional resonance is what elevates Dirty Art Club’s music from
being a simple hip-hop beat tape. It’s a feat made more remarkable by
the fact that during the two year recording process of Basement Seance,
its chief protagonist was overcoming a battle with the medical condition
anhedonia as a symptom of a larger unspecified health issue. It left him
temporarily “losing the innate feelings that govern how I identify with
and perceive music.” This was after a lifetime of feeling “music-inspired
emotion” more than any other source.

1. Queen Persephone
2. Painkillers
3. The Gate
4. God City
5. Pulp
6. Sick Boy
7. What If
8. Basement Seance
9. Into the Spiritual
10. The 13th Dimension
11. Native’s Blood
12. Ultraviolet Chandelier
13. Sugar
14. Soul Eater
15. Numerology
16. Fires
17. Planet Xanax
18. Sayonara
19. True Stories
20. Daysleeper
21. The Machine
22. Midnight Blue
23. Yesterday Is Forever Available from 16.02.2018

Marc Mac Pres. Visioneers – Dirty Old Hip Hop (Colored / 180g)
Thursday, October 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marc Mac Pres. Visioneers – Dirty Old Hip Hop (Colored / 180g)

Image: 1616365 Originally released in March 2006 and virtually impossible to procure on vinyl ever since, BBE are excited to announce a special ten year anniversary edition of the classic Visioneers album Dirty Old Hip Hop pressed on limited edition 180 gram orange colored vinyl.

Tracklist:
A1 Replay
A2 Runnin’
A3 It’s Simple
B1 Ike’s Mood I
B2 The World Is Yours
C1 Funk Box
C2 Run For Cover
C3 Paul’s Guitar Story
D1 Dirty Old Bossa Nova
D2 Smoker
D3 Hip Know Cypher

Originally released in March 2006 and virtually
impossible to procure on vinyl ever since, BBE
are excited to announce a special ten year
anniversary edition of the classic Visioneers
album Dirty Old Hip Hop. Brainchild of 4Hero
founder and Reinforced Records founder Marc
Mac, the Visioneers project frst appeared in
2005 with seminal album ‘How About A Game of
Chess’, shortlisted for Gilles Peterson’s coveted
Worldwide album of the Year award. For the
follow up, Marc began re-imagining his favourite
hip hop beats from the golden era, retaining the
feel of those extended, looping grooves whilst
also re-introducing the excitement and
musicianship of the records from which they
were sampled: ‘Dirty Old Hip Hop’ was born.
Drawing on the musical talents of Brad Somatik
and 4hero drummer Luke Parkhouse, this largely
instrumental album also featured stunning
performances from rappers Capitol A and Voice.
An artist who was introduced to jazz music by his
favourite hip hop beat-makers, ‘Dirty Old Hip
Hop’ serves as a loving tribute to both art-forms,
weaving the two together until even the most
ardent purist will fnd it hard to defne any space
between.
“Visioneers is not a band, it’s a studio project. I
want to pay respect to hip hop producers like
Jazzy Jef, Jay Dee and Pete Rock for introducing
me to Jazz and I needed to produce the tracks
like hip hop records that sound phat in a club
and not like dinner Jazz, it’s about reclaiming
Jazz.” – Marc Mac, 2006
Pressed on heavyweight orange vinyl, ‘Dirty Old
Hip Hop’ will be available in December 2017
Key selling points:
– Contains iconic re-composed versions of hip
hop classics The World Is Yours by Nas and
Runnin’ by the Pharcyde alongside original
tracks.
– Blurring the lines between hip hop and jazz, the
album is equally appealing to purist fans of
either style.
– Unavailable and in-demand on vinyl for almost
a decade, the album currently fetches up to £80
on Discogs.
– repress on lovely heavyweight orange vinyl
Available from 01.12.2017

Wilkinson – Dirty Love (feat. Talay Riley)
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wilkinson – Dirty Love (feat. Talay Riley)

Image: 1592239 Wilkinson is back with a brand new single – Dirty Love featuring Talay Riley which will be released, through RAM on the 22nd September.

Wilkinson will premiere the track at UK radio tonight on Mistajam’s 1Xtra show for a worldwide exclusive, and there will be remixes coming from TC, BMB Spacekid, No Artificial Colours and Mark Knight over the next few weeks. Wilkinson has created some of the world’s biggest club hits over the past 12 months, and recently tipped the huge milestone of over 1 million downloads and streams across all of his singles.

Wilkinson has successfully put Drum & Bass back on the map as a genre not to be reckoned with, and with Katy B, Naughty Boy, Wretch 32 and Angel Haze collaborations in place, it is no wonder everyone is talking about this multi talented producer and DJ. With Top 10 smash single Afterglow reaching 20 million views online, and top 25 charting Half Light making a huge impression on the festival masses, its not surprising next single Dirty Love already has people excited.

Flying the flag for British Drum & Bass, Wilkinson will showcase Dirty Love as well as Lazers Not Included over a series of massive back to back shows across Europe including huge festival appearances at Reading and Leeds, Global Gathering, SW4 and Creamfields. More recently, he drew thousands of revellers to his sets at Wireless, Glastonbury and at Amnesia in Ibiza.

There are no limits to what Wilkinson, from South West London, can do and with Dirty Love he will continue to trouble the charts and the airwaves, while blowing up the clubs and festivals

A. Dirty Love Ft. Talay Riley AA. TC Remix Available from 17.10.2014

Staff Charts 2012
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear, 2012 was amazing! Number-one position in the German Media Control album charts, gold, platin, multiple awards – CRO took it all. The artist with the famous panda mask infected the entire country with his genre-bending mixture of rap and pop. Other artists / bands like alt-J, Anastacia, Baroness, […]

Staff Charts 2010
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I figure it’s been a pretty epic year for music and our beloved industry. Seriously, I’ve got very little to complain about. To sum it up, 2010 was full of blown speakers, sweaty “Old Desperate Bitch” t-shirts and the surprising comeback of stage diving. Along the way we listened to huge piles of new albums, […]

Welcome to the Hi-Hat Club …
Friday, May 8th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Welcome to the Hi-Hat Club where beats live and look good. The new Melting Pot Music producer series kicks off with a brand new album by Testiculo Y Uno, better known as Hulk Hodn (Huss & Hodn) and Twit One (Fleur Earth Experiment) from Cologne. Both artists like their beats dusty and soulful with lots […]

Staff Charts 2008
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Oh boy, what a year! 2008 wasn’t a bad one. Once again our beloved industry gave us a full package of spectacle and entertainment. First a fat guy from Fishponds who made a living by selling mobile phones, came right out of nowhere and entered the global charts. Madonna became 50, but she’s still doing […]

Staff Charts 2004
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 | Tags: ,
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Same procedure as every year. Once again we asked around what Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to during the past year.

A sure thing in 2004 was the huge comeback of house music. Moody 4 to the floor rhythms ruled the office. Theo everywhere. And there was the return of rock music. A sort of Eagles Of Death Metal rock music. Hot and sweaty. Maybe we’ll grow out of the hip hop box real soon. But what the hell do I know? Just wondering what the next year has in store for everyone. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

Groove Attack Staff Charts 2002
Tuesday, January 7th, 2003 | Tags: ,
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Have you ever asked yourself what the people at Groove Attack listen to when they’re sitting at home alone? Is it true that they’re all thugs n shit? Or do they like the more sensitive sound of Donny Osmond and Mick Guzauski? Here’s the answer!

Stalley – Tell The Truth Shame The Devil
Monday, January 8th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stalley – Tell The Truth Shame The Devil

Image: 1617181 Hailing from Massilon, Ohio, rapper Stalley has a well-deserved
reputation for being a potent on-stage presence, and a force of hip-hop
lyrical acumen. Throughout his career he has lent his distinctly
Midwestern take on Dirty South-style rap to collaborations with veterans
like Scarface, Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Paul Wall, and Rick Ross, with whom
he has had a longtime association with, from his time as a signee of Ross’
own Maybach Music Group label.
Now in 2018, Stalley finds himself riding solo once again, and
unrestrained by a label, and creatively free. This lack of inhibitions comes
out in full force on his new EP Tell The Truth Shame The Devil. Produced
largely by Supah Mario (Drake, Young Thug, 2 Chainz), Tell The Truth
takes an emotional detour from the familiar club anthems of his previous
works, touching on issues of vulnerability, suicidal thoughts, artistic
freedom, and more intense lyrical fare. (Which is not to say the album is
completely free of freewheeling, boastful party rap goodness.)
Featuring guest spots from the hip-hop rapscallions of Migos, and
freestyle aficionado Young Scooter, Tell The Truth Shame The Devil is
uncompromising, filled equally with starkness and bare honesty as it is
with revelry and ostentation

“The new EP, a more aggressive, no-holds-barred offering, finds Stalley keeping it real and
more confident in telling his own truth, as he battles between his demons and self-conscious…Stalley’s growth and reality paired with trap sonics makes for a winning formula.”
– XXL MAGAZINE, BEST HIP-HOP RELEASES OF 2017

A-SIDE: VOCAL
A1. 1 Deep (Solo) • A2. Jean Jacket • A3. Turtle Van
A4. Stall God • A5. My Line (feat. Migos) • A6. Squattin’
A7. Green Eyed (feat. Young Scooter)

B-SIDE: INSTRUMENTALS
A1. 1 Deep (Solo) • A2. Jean Jacket • A3. Turtle Van
A4. Stall God • A5. My Line • A6. Squattin’
A7. Green Eyed Available from 09.03.2018

Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ-Kicks
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1564643 Motor City Drum Ensemble’s DJ Kicks mix is the latest installation into the outstanding discography of Danilo Plessow, and is not to be missed. The addition of a selection of MCDE exclusive tracks, and the majority of tracks being rare pieces of music from Danilo’s personal collection make this a mix of not only exceptional mixing capability.

Danilo was always incredibly young with things. He started producing at the age of eleven—“way too early” as he jokes—having his first release out just five years later: Inverse Cinematics’ “Slow Swing”, released on Pulver Records in 2002, and ended up finding its way into Ricardo Villalobos’ record bag as well as onto one of the first Fabric mix CDs. An album under the same name and a string of EPs followed. Dailo’s latest releases, the Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Raw Cuts series in 2010, had the house music world responding strongly to the charmingly fresh and dirty sounding tracks, all mixed down in spontaneous two-hour sessions. Danilo has also released on top labels ranging from 20:20 Vision to Rush Hour as well as his own MCDE and Four Roses imprints, produced for Ben Westbeech and Rainer Trüby and never ceased to amaze with his challenging remix work for artists like Caribou, Jazzanova, DJ Sprinkles and Zero 7.

His understanding of how the parts of a track can work has never been more apparent than on his DJ-Kicks mix. In 10 years, playing 80+ gigs a year, including such temples as Berghain, Fabric London, Rex and MOS, he’s absorbed dance history through hard and disciplined work behind the decks. Look at the opening selections of his DJ-Kicks mix to get a glimpse of his amazing ability to fuse totally disparate sound aesthetics into a coherent whole.

With the next months holding an extensive tour schedule for Danilo, dancers around the world will be able to experience his gift as a selector first hand. That is, before he gets back into the studio to start working on his first album as Motor City Drum Ensemble as well as a live act. All this will prove, just as his DJ-Kicks is doing now, that there is no such thing as stagnation in the ever-evolving cosmos of Danilo Plessow!

A1. James Mason – Sweet Power, Your Embrace
A2. Electric Wire Hustle – Again (Scratch 22 Remix)
A3. Peven Everett – Stuck (Original)
B1. Creative Swing Alliance – Don’t Forget Your Keyz
B2. Rick “poppa” Howard – Can Your Love Find It’s Way (Club Vocal)
B3. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Basement L.o.v.e (Dj-Kicks)
C1. Arts & Crafts – I’ve Been Searching (Walter Gibbons 12″ Mix)
C2. Philippe Sarde – Le Cortège Et Course (Edit)
D1. Recloose – Cardiology (Isolée Remix)
D2. Sun Ra – Door To The Cosmos Available from 25.08.2017

Rhemi – Choice Cuts Vol.2
Friday, June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rhemi – Choice Cuts Vol.2

Image: 1610549 Rhemi present Choice Cuts Vol. 2 their second EP release on BBE.

Tracklist:
A1. Rhemi Ft Cassius – Beat Within
A2. Rhemi Ft Carmichael MusicLover – Everything Is Good (Dub Mix)
B1. Rhemi Ft Hanlei – Keep Dancing (Vocal Mix)
B2. Rhemi – Freedom

The second EP in our ‘Rhemi Choice Cuts’ series sees the London duo of Ziggy Funk & Neil Pierce unleash four more of their fnest productions on vinyl for the frst time. At the forefront of London’s nascent Soulful House revival (although many would argue the sound never left our nation’s capital), both artists are no strangers to the BBE label, Neil Pierce releasing previously as one half of ‘Fanatix’ moniker, while Ziggy’s 2016 solo EP Red Light Syndrome is followed by album ‘Boxer’s Fracture’ in May 2017. Rhemi have seen a meteoric rise over the last couple of years thanks to rock solid production, fnely tuned musicality and a series of dynamite vocal collaborations. Personally choosing a handful of tracks to be issued on vinyl for the very frst time, the duo are thrilled to share their best work on the format that started it all. Choice Cuts Vol.2 commences with 2014 smash ‘Beat Within’, featuring infectious vocals from Cassius Henry, recently granted a new lease of life thanks to a white-hot remix by the mighty Opolopo. Next up comes a special down and dirty dub mix of ‘Everything Is Good’, a potent dance-foor workout, tested and approved in nightclubs the world over. Familiar to BBE fans since appearing on Kiko Navarro’s album ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’, London vocal duo Hanlei provide a vintage performance on feel-good anthem ‘Keep Dancing’, combining ‘club classic’ appeal with tight, modern production. Originally release on Rhemi’s ‘Land Of Promise’ E.P., ‘Freedom’ closes out the EP with a deep groove and warm, rhythmic stabs designed to hypnotise. With another two volumes of ‘Choice Cuts’ on the way and a work-rate that shows no signs of slowing down, it’s safe to say we can expect a big year for the Rhemi boys.
For Fans Of: Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Kiko Navarro, Black Cofee, Kerri Chandler, MK
Available from 28.07.2017

Jesse Rose
Monday, April 24th, 2017 | Tags: , , ,
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Jesse Rose was raised on Motown soul, jazz and eighties funk in London, moving to Bristol to begin throwing club nights with old friend Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the nineties. In 1997 Jesse moved back to his hometown London and soon started playing regularly around the capital, honing his particular blend of Chicago […]

Nick Monaco
Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Tags: , , ,
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Inside this classically handsome, talented, and gregarious man exists a shy, awkward soul. But this introverted interior is the catalyst behind the upward trajectory of his career, which currently includes an impressive back catalogue of inventive, genre-defying club jams, a hectic tour schedule as a member of Crew Love, an accomplished debut album Mating Call […]

Exile – Tears For A Prince
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Exile – Tears For A Prince

Image: 1605083 1. Til’The Dawn 2. Gonna Get High Together 3. Love Your Life / Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies / Produced by Exile, Inspired by The Artist Formerly Known As Prince / Purple vinyl /

https://soundcloud.com/dirty-science/sets/exile-tears-for-a-prince

“I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince’s passing. Before I could
fully digest the news I received numerous texts from friends about
his passing and how I should honor his passing with making music
with Prince samples, in honor. I thought to myself, I’m not going to
do that, I’m not going to try ride Prince’s legacy to gain fame.As time
passed, drinks were sipped and again I’m asked the question “how
are you going to respond, musically to his passing?”
I went home faded, turned on the stereo and started banging Prince.
As I’m listening I’m realizing all the emotion of mine that is stored in
his music. I’m realizing how much of his music my mom would play
loudly in the house. My mothers face happy as she would dance in
the house. I mean she would be busting! Dancing like she’s in the
club! She was good too!
I began to cry and think about my own life, my mothers passing and
Prince’s passing as a symbol of this wonderful journey.A sign of the
times of my own life to witness the death of my mother to know the
the death of a prince that represents almost a farewell to a childhood
that made the manhood of who I am now. The creativity I fight
viciously for, and the inspiration I find along the way that keeps on
track with the God energy means everything to me.All the summers
that passed with this amazing inspiration, creativity and emotion that
is Prince to me.
I realized I have no choice but to honor his creative life by honoring
my own by taking my good friends advice with these 3 simple beats
and this hip hop I’ve been working on my whole life. This is what
makes me happy. Inspiration turned to creation. With heart and with
love. Rest in Peace, Prince.” – Exile Manfredi Available from 22.07.2016

Elza Soares – The Woman At The End Of The World
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Elza Soares – The Woman At The End Of The World

Septuagenarian Brazilian music icon Elza Soares teams up with the cream of Sao Paulo’s avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo (”dirty samba”) that tackles the burning issues of 21st century Brazil: racism, domesti…

Claude VonStroke
Monday, April 18th, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,
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In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, authentic and most importantly, fun. VonStroke is just as relaxed in his home studio building beats as he is dropping massive underground records in a room filled by thousands. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major […]

Timo Maas
Monday, April 4th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Timo Maas has been on a 33-year quest to deliver his musical wizardry to the world. In fact, music is such an intrinsic part of his DNA that it’s one of his main modes of communication. Music is the driving force behind a career that spans three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. […]

Michael Mayer
Monday, November 16th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany’s core celebrities in dance music. It’s no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It’s likely throughout his career he’s played in front of millions. Then, as a co-owner of Kompakt, he spends his weekdays deciding what will be released […]

Jesse Rose
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Jesse Rose was raised on Motown soul, jazz and eighties funk in London, moving to Bristol to begin throwing club nights with old friend Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the nineties. In 1997 Jesse moved back to his hometown London and soon started playing regularly around the capital, honing his particular blend of Chicago […]

Jay Jay Johanson – Opium
Friday, May 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jay Jay Johanson – Opium

Image: 1596548 Swedish producer, songwriter and avant-garde extraordinaire Jay-Jay Johanson returns with his 10th studio album ‘Opium’

After the release of his wondrous 5 track EP, ‘Moonshine’, Swedish producer, songwriter and
avant-garde extraordinaire Jay-Jay Johanson returns with his 10th studio album ‘Opium’, out
June _ on Kwaidan Records. With masterful musicianship and soulful, melancholic vocals,
Johanson takes us down a dreamlike road, telling 10 stories through 10 songs, inviting us into
his dark and all-encompassing world.
‘Drowsy’ opens the album unconventionally, with a reverb-laden harmonica playing roadside
blues, Johanson describes it as “entering suburbia with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry
Finn…”. The intro lulls us into a false sense of knowing before changing tempo and weaving
an eerie beat with ‘Too Young To Say Good Night’. It’s colder here than the albums opening
would have us believe, it’s here where we enter Jay-Jay Johansons universe, like Alice
through the looking glass. He skilfully intertwines touches of jazz piano and a dirty drum beat
with a deep, repetitive bass line and echoes of the harmonica that originally invited us in.
Previous single ‘Moonshine’ is a tragic love letter told against a dark, cinematic backdrop,
with a pulsating and ghostly beat and heavy electronics. Johanson composed the track with
the soundtracks of both Ennio Morricone and John Barry in mind, and explains that “the song
tells a story of being in love with someone that might not be the best one for you, but
sometimes you just can’t resist the choice of your heart.”
We’re led by the hand into ‘Be Yourself’ next. This slow, sweet love song has a more
retrocentric feel to it, close vocal harmonies and a thoughtful brass section, played by
Johanson himself, joins from the distance before a rolling fuzz builds into the trip hop beats of
‘I Love Him So’. Here, German duo Funkstörung bring something new to the table, with
breakbeat electronics and experimental soundscapes reminiscent of Massive Attacks
‘Mezzanine’. There’s emotion to these crooning vocals, ‘I Love Him So’ was is song about
Johanson’s son, written it in the waiting room of a hospital where he was being treated.
‘NDE’, or ‘Near Death Experience’ lays down a harder beat made up of the claps and foot
stomps of Johanson and his son, recording together, while ‘I Don’t Know Much About Loving’
shines through with a heavy groove and soulfully wistful vocals atop beautifully dissonant
piano stabs.
Jay-Jay Johanson has had a close working relationship with Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins
since 1997, having appeared on a number of records together. On ‘Scarecrow’ Guthrie
returns to give us a taste of what the two have been working on lately, and a glint of what a
future album might sound like together. ‘I Can Count On You’ continues along this path with
mellow grooves with pop sensibilities.
As the album winds down, we’re taken down new roads, more otherworldly sounds are
introduced, as if this opium induced dream has reached its climax and now we enter the
darker corners of Johansons mind. ‘Alone Too Long’ spins its story against a dark, cinematic
backdrop and ‘Harakiri’, the only instrumental on the album, leaves us with room for thought
as ambient melodies drift atop a vintage drum machine.
‘Celebrate The Wonders’ closes this epic with the sound of water, rushing against rocks,
washing us ashore to bring us softly back to land. This rich, textured ballad does well to exit
us from the dreamscape, almost transcendental, journey that ‘Opium’ takes us on. It’s
grounding, smooth and familiar.
With further touring plans, and future releases already being planned, Jay-Jay Johanson is
set to cast his net wide over 2015, and ‘Opium’ is a perfect gateway drug into the rich and
diverse world he has created.

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Drowsy / Too Young To Say Night
2. Moonshine
3. Be Yourself
4. I Love Him So
5. NDE
6. I Don’t Know Much About Loving
7. Scarecrow
8. I Can Count On You
9. Alone Too Long
10. Harakiri
11. Celebrate The Wonders

TOURDATES
9-Apr BL Minsk Public Club
10-Apr UKR Kiev Sentrum club
14-May CH Basel Kaserne
15-May CH Zurich Theater Moods
6-June FR Metz Trinitaire
7-June PT Braga Theatro Circo
8-Jun FR Paris Cafe La Danse
Release Party
9-Jul SP Santiago De Compostela
Ciudad De La Cultura
10-Jul EP Pedro Muñoz La Harinera
Auditorium

For fans of:
Portishead / Massive Attack / John Grant

Label:
http://www.kwaidanrecords.net
https://www.facebook.com/kwaidanrecords?fref=ts
Artist: https://www.facebook.com/jayjayjohanson?fref=ts Available from 12.06.2015

Gene Hunt – Gene Vs Gene EP Pt.1
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gene Hunt – Gene Vs Gene EP Pt.1

Image: 1596795 Special release from Gene Hunt directed and selected by label boss I-Robots.

The two track vinyl EP features unreleased material produced in the early years of the famed Chicago artist’s career in the 80s and is dedicated to musical legend Frankie Knuckles who appears on the artwork in a rare picture with Gene Hunt from back in the day.

Gene has regularly produced and remixed for the label before now (including remixing Klein & M.B.O. ‘Last Call’ and on forthcoming I-Robots project ‘Dirty Talk’ ft. Donna McGhee) and has already assured his place in house history as a DJ headlining clubs like Warehouse and the Music Box as well as playing with the likes of Ron Hardy and Larry Heard.

As a producer he has been on top of his game for three decades and has released on legendary imprints such Rush Hour, Svek, Djax and many more, so is a true house icon.

His first cut here, ‘Drive Yourself Nuts’ is a classic bit of Chicago jack with prickly percussive patterns staying busy on top of punchy drums. Wonky bass, physical grooves and coarse claps all make this one a standout banger for the peak of the night.

On the flip of this special package, ‘Wildside D Dubb’ is a slow building, mania inducing tune with a lead synth line slithering about over dusty metallic drums. Eventually some acid bleeds into the mix and pans all around, adding a sense of scale to this heady, freaky, dance floor smasher. As ever, Opilec Music show others how it is done with this real and rare bit of true Chicago house history.

Track Listing:

A1. Drive Yourself Nuts
B1. Wildside D Dubb Available from 29.05.2015

Bunny on Acid (Ft.Amp Fiddler) – Are You A Rainbow? EP
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bunny on Acid (Ft.Amp Fiddler) – Are You A Rainbow? EP

Bunny on Acid is back with a tasty release showcasing all his talents on this four track E.P. Leading the A-side with a serene club tune, “It’s On”, featuring Detroit local Amp Fiddler who’s well known for his collaborations with a stream of reputable…

Various – 20 Years Of Henry Street Music
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – 20 Years Of Henry Street Music

Image: 1595284 Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D’Mairo’s Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous five- disc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels.

HENRY STREET MUSIC –TWENTY YEARS OF FIERCE HOUSE MUSIC

Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D’Mairo’s Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous fivedisc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels. This is one of the most extensive grand summations yet done of a dance label. Henry Street Music exemplified its era as much as Trax and Nu-Groove had theirs. Come the mid-‘90s, the disco cut-up became ubiquitous, as thousands tried to emulate the success of Henry Street’s first big killer, The Bucketheads’ Tha Bomb –still a dancefloor staple two decades on.
Many of the movers and shakers of the day had their best moments on Henry Street, and they’re all here: Johnnick, Armand Van Helden, DJ Duke, DJ Sneak, Dirty Harry, Davidson Ospina, Todd Terry, Mateo and Matos, Brutal Bill, Josh Wink, even the UK’s own Ashley Beedle, and many more –a veritable roll-call of the premiere-league of dance at the time, an era when dance music still seemed incredibly fertile and the link with its own past was still vital. Some of the American originals can struggle to get props among the countless mutations of house out there vying for attention in today’s digitalized dance scene, but the real househeads
always knew to check them, and will recognize this as quality product, through and through. Henry Street (named after Brooklyn homeboy Johnny’s neighbourhood) always had a ‘New York’ vibe, and even when drawing its producers from further afield, the label encapsulated the city’s melting-pot of talent and raw, bristling energy… energy captured here, and exploding off these remastered tracks like it’s 1999 all over again! Alongside the massive dancefloor anthems from the likes of Kenny Dope and Armand Van Helden are some real gems that got away, some exclusive mixes, and the thoughts of Johnny D, one of the prime-movers of the New York dance scene even before he came up with his own label, responsible for countless hits as promotions man and as dance A&R at Atlantic. Never one for the limelight, Johnny’s own story is nonetheless inextricably bound up with the transition from disco through house to the ubiquity of dance music today. So… dust off those dancing shoes, and get ready to feel the heat, it’s one more time for the Henry Street Hustle!

KEY SELLING POINTS
• Henry St catalogue is a who’s who of house music, featuring releases from Kenny
Dope, Armand Van Heldon, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter, Little Louie Vega, Todd Terry,
Ralphi Rosario, 95 North, Paul Simpson, Ashley Beedle, many of the versions
included have never been available in this format before.
• BBE brought you Masters at Work 10th Anniversary albums, near 15 years on
Defected Records have recently released a MAW retrospective, highlighting the
contemporary importance of the golden era of dance music, which Henry St Music
was so instrumental in shaping
• Full press and radio campaign UK, France, Germany
• Extensive sleeve notes telling for the first time the full story of Henry Street’s
meteoric rise winning numerous gold discs along the way
• Label originator Johnny D will be available for interviews

For Fans Of Johnick, Masters At Work, Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Armand Van Helden, Terry Hunter, Todd Terry, Ashley Beedle

TRACKLISTING 5CD
DISC 1
1. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads – Whew
2. Anthony Mannino presents Syncopation – It’s Jazzy
3. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies – Hey Baby
4. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads 2 – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
5. Johnick – Play The World
6. DJ Sneak presents The Polyester EP – Show Me The Way
7. Mateo & Matos presents No Props EP – Rainbow ’95
8. Robbie Tronco presents Tronco Traxx – Walk 4 Me
9. Dirty Harry – Ascension (The Ethereal Funk Mix)
DISC 2
1. Ashley Beedle & Phil Asher present The Rising Sunz – Sunrize
2. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 – The Funk Phenomena
3. Todd Terry presents Fingertrips – I Thought Your Love
4. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads 2 – I Wanna Know
5. 95 North presents Da Hooligans – Who’s Hoo
6. Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge – Byrdman’s Revenge
7. Ralphi Rosario presents The Brinca EP – Brinca
8. Johnick – Open Up Your Eyes
9. Brutal Bill Project #3 – Philly Jazz (Remix)
10.DJ Duke – The Hustler
11.DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 – Reachin’
DISC 3
1. The Pound Boys – My Eyes
2. That Kid Chris – I Believe
3. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 – Feels Good
4. Little Louie Vega presents The Chameleon – The Missile
5. Norty Cotto presents 2nd Soul – Funky Music
6. Armand van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 – Mecca Toast
7. 95 North presents Da Hooligans – Party Hardy
8. Robbie Rivera presents Crazy Mother 2 – Get On The Floor
9. DJ Stew feat. The Buddha Monks – Funky Fresh
10.Johnick – Magic (MK Mix)
11.Salvatore Vitrano – Night Beat Club (Main Mix)
12.Scotti Deep – Brooklyn Beats (Pulse 2 Rhythm Mix)
DISC 4
1. Ray Roc presents Ray Roc Zone – Shake It Again
2. BQE – Steal Your Love
3. Jeremias Santiago presents Eltingville Project – Been There
4. Furious George 3 – Paradise By The Furious Light
5. Paul Simpson presents 1st Take Sessions – Keep Dancin’
6. Josh Harris presents Philter Inc / Sandy B – Next To You
7. Tony Moran presents Bond-Age – Die Another Day
8. Albert Cabrera – Melted
9. Groove Culture feat. Arnold Jarvis – Feelin’ It
10. Andy Ward & Paul “The Wikkaman” Timothy presents The Mentalists – Came Into My Life
DISC 5
1. DJ Duke / Roland Clark – D2-D2 (I Get Deep) (Timmy Regisford Shelter Mix)
2. Markus Schulz & C.L. Mc Spadden – Clap Along
3. Mike Rizzo presents Tiger Blood – Like That
4. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Starkillers Remix)
5. Davidson Ospina – Night Birds
6. E-Smoove – Lake Shore Drive
7. Stron Jay – Feel The Thunder (Tommy Musto Mix)
8. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 3 – My Thing
9. Norty Cotto – Hustle Me This
10.DJ Kwest – Love To Ecstacy
11.Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge – Byrdman’s Revenge (Trigger To Love Mix)
12.Todd Terry & Marhsall Jefferson – Party People (Original Demo) Available from 15.05.2015

Butch
Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Constantly working in parallels – drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions – Bülent Gürler AKA Butch, fuses the grey-area space between music of the body and mind. With over 20 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music, the Alzey-born, Mainz raised entity has released […]

Various – Eats Everything – Fries With That?
Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Eats Everything – Fries With That?

Image: 1593875 Hypercolour proudly present the very first commercial mix compilation from dance music titan, Eats Everything. A mouth watering, two course audio menu awaits you on ‘Fries With That?’, a 130 minute romp through the Eats Everything record box.

The Main Course features an à la carte selection of music that’s been floating the boat of Eats AKA Dan Pearce, over the last couple of years, as his ascendency through the ranks of dance music’s top players has been as deserved as it has been rapid. Tunes that have been tried and tested in all four corners of the globe, as the Eats juggernaut has ploughed through countless parties, clubs and festivals, from Ibiza to the USA, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and back to his home city of Bristol. It’s a mix that showcases his inventive and quick fire style of DJing, always busy on the mixer as he works the tracks like a true burger flipper. Digging deep into his record box, hi-lights include entries from scene stalwarts Radio Slave, Herbert and Mr. G, new talent in the shape of Oushe, Decius and Little By Little, and a handful of vintage house from the likes of Flux Mode (AKA Nick Holder & Marcus Turcotte), S.W.A.T. (AKA DJ Rasoul) and Kingpin Cartel.

And if you’ve still room for pudding (and hey, who doesn’t) then Eats Everything serves up the Desert, a generous portion of sweet and sticky anthems that have influenced and shaped the Eats sound and style we know today. From his early days DJing in Bristol’s dark and salubrious nightspots, to his regular visits to London’s harder house nights like Trade at Turnmills (RIP), Eats dusts off the vinyl collection to bring us a big whopper of a classics mix. A healthy dose of vintage NYC trax are included here, from The Creator Session, The Kick Junkie, Doug Lazy and Millennium (AKA Jose Nunez), as are a couple of pivotal tracks that point us in the direction of Eats’ techno leanings, namely (LFO man) G-Man’s ‘Quo Vadis’ and the raw drum machine vibes of the DBX remix of Robotman (AKA Richie Hawtin’s early 90s alias). Big chunky rollers from Aleem and Mambo keep things swinging, and the whole thing is topped off with the calorific classic vibes of Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley’s 90’s return to form, ‘The Word Is Love’.

TRACKLIST 2CD (HYPECD003)

MIX ONE (MAIN COURSE)
1. Neville Watson – Red Light Fever
2. Flux Mode – Tumba
3. S.W.A.T. – Rites Of Passage
4. Arun Verone – The Coming (Keep It Coming)
5. Joeski – Mind Body & Soul
6. Herbert – Got To Be Movin’ (On The Dancefloor)
7. Tusqavna – We Don’t Know You (Silicone Soul Remix)
8. Nikola Gala – The Phunk
9. Oushe – Daveena
10. Little By Little – Stress
11. Quell – The Regular
12. Radio Slave – Repeat Myself
13. Daniel Trim – Asimo
14. Mr. G – Mangos In Season
15. Roberto – First Principles (Eats Everything’s Derrick Carter – Where Ya At Acapella & Synthapella Mash up Reebeef)
16. Decius – Gay Futures
17. Kingpin Cartel – Ghetto

MIX TWO (DESERT)
1. Korda – Move Your Body (To The Sound)
2. The Creator Session – Body & Soul
3. Djaimin – Open The Door (DJ Shorty Zanzibar Stomper Mix)
4. Jump – Funkatarium
5. G.O.D LTD – Untitled
6. The Kick Junkie – Kick It In (Wicked Mix)
7. G-Man – Quo Vadis
8. Robotman – Never (DBX Mix)
9. PMT – Gyromancer
10. Doug Lazy – Rollin On (SPS Dub)
11. Aleem – Filtri Organi (Main Mix)
12. Jose Nunez – Mama Love (Original Mix)
13. Mambo – Do You Want Me Do You Want Me (Mudmens Dirty Mix)
14. Voices of Life – The Word Is Love (Silk’s Anthem Of Life) Available from 23.01.2015

DJ Spinna – Presents The Sound Beyond Stars Pt.2
Friday, November 28th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Spinna – Presents The Sound Beyond Stars Pt.2

Image: 1591867 Big news! BBE present The Sound Beyond Stars the first ever retrospective of DJ Spinna’s career as a House music producer. A double disc set packed with forgotten gems from one of this era’s most influential producers.

Few if any producers have managed to make the transition between hip-hop and house as
successfully as Vincent Williams, a.k.a. DJ Spinna. But until now his hip-hop career has been
better documented. Here, for the first time, is a collection of the cream of Spinna’s house
remixes, a collection likely to win a place in the homes of anyone who loves their house music
with a deep and soulful twist.
Brooklyn-born Spinna absorbed all the influences that were available to a young man growing
up in 1980s New York, from the Caribbean and Latin vibes found in his own home (his father’s
record collection a major stimulus), through the block-rocking beats that were being dropped
by the nascent hip-hop scene at neighbourhood parties, to the soul and disco being spun by
Frankie Crocker and Shep Pettibone on the radio, and by Larry Levan at The Paradise Garage
where Spinna became a punter.
Spinna took this rich musical heritage and ran with it, learning to DJ and quickly gaining a rep
for himself on the hip-hop scene of the latter-half of the ‘90s, a reputation cemented by a string
of classic studio productions as part of The Jigmastas. When the hip-hop scene split so
radically between its commercial and underground wings towards the end of the decade,
Spinna, a hero of the underground, found himself frustrated by its inherent insularity. ‘I didn’t
want to be playing to the same two-dozen guys every night’ he says.
Disco and soul had always been part of his repertoire as a party DJ though, and as he became
disenchanted with the smallness of the underground hip-hop scene, he found himself drawn
increasingly to their contemporary manifestation, house music.
Sure enough, Spinna almost immediately found a wide audience for his dance productions,
hitting paydirt with his remixes for UK singer Shaun Escoffery, achieving cult success in New
York with Space Rider and true worldwide anthem status with Days Like This –one of the
biggest tunes of the past ten years or so for the soulful house cognoscenti. Both are included
here, along with his remixes of stellar contemporaries like Kerri Chandler, Karizma and Louie
Vega, ‘live’ artists including Raul Midon, Bah Samba, saxophonist Jimmy Sommers with
Rahsaan Patterson, Fertile Ground and Tortured Soul, and a slew of up and coming dance
producers.
One listen should make abundantly clear why many of the world’s premiere DJs have known
to head straight for ‘the Spinna mix’ for a decade now.

TRACKLISTING LP2
A1 Loftsoul feat. Lisa Millet – Dear Friend (DJ Spinna Remix)
B1 Tone Control – Without Your Love (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal Mix)
C1 Groove Addix feat. Annette Taylor – Faith (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)
D1 Animal House – Dirty Mind (DJ Spinna Full 13 Minutes Remix

TRACKLISTING 2CD
CD 1
1. Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix)
2. Louie Vega feat. Raul Midon – A Better Day (DJ Spinna Remix)
3. Goapele – Closer (DJ Spinna Remix)
4. Alison Crockett – Crossroads (DJ Spinna Remix)
5. Fertile Ground – Live In The Light (DJ Spinna Remix)
6. Stephanie Cooke – If I Have To Change (DJ Spinna Remix)
7. Shaun Escoffery – Space Rider (DJ Spinna Club Remix)
8. Agent K feat. Carleen Anderson – Rideaway, Getaway (DJ Spinna Remix)
9. Tortured Soul – Why (DJ Spinna Remix)

CD 2
1. Loftsoul feat. Lisa Millet – Dear Friend (DJ Spinna Remix)
2. Kerri Chandler With Harley & Muscle – You Can’t Lie (DJ Spinna Remix)
3. Groove Addix feat. Annette Taylor – Faith (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)
4. Tone Control – Without Your Love (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal Mix)
5. Animal House – Dirty Mind (Edit) (DJ Spinna Remix)
6. Yvette Rovira – I Remember Love (DJ Spinna Remix)
7. KemeticJust feat. Terrance Downs – I Got Life (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal Mix)
8. Bah Samba – Moonlight (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal)
9. Ralf GUM & Monique Bingham – Little W. 12th Street (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)

For Fans of Masters at Work, Osunlade, Southport Weekender, Sunce Beat

http://djspinna.com/ Available from 09.01.2015

DJ Spinna – Presents The Sound Beyond Stars Pt.1
Friday, November 28th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Spinna – Presents The Sound Beyond Stars Pt.1

Image: 1591866 Big news! BBE present The Sound Beyond Stars the first ever retrospective of DJ Spinna’s career as a House music producer. A double disc set packed with forgotten gems from one of this era’s most influential producers.

Few if any producers have managed to make the transition between hip-hop and house as
successfully as Vincent Williams, a.k.a. DJ Spinna. But until now his hip-hop career has been
better documented. Here, for the first time, is a collection of the cream of Spinna’s house
remixes, a collection likely to win a place in the homes of anyone who loves their house music
with a deep and soulful twist.
Brooklyn-born Spinna absorbed all the influences that were available to a young man growing
up in 1980s New York, from the Caribbean and Latin vibes found in his own home (his father’s
record collection a major stimulus), through the block-rocking beats that were being dropped
by the nascent hip-hop scene at neighbourhood parties, to the soul and disco being spun by
Frankie Crocker and Shep Pettibone on the radio, and by Larry Levan at The Paradise Garage
where Spinna became a punter.
Spinna took this rich musical heritage and ran with it, learning to DJ and quickly gaining a rep
for himself on the hip-hop scene of the latter-half of the ‘90s, a reputation cemented by a string
of classic studio productions as part of The Jigmastas. When the hip-hop scene split so
radically between its commercial and underground wings towards the end of the decade,
Spinna, a hero of the underground, found himself frustrated by its inherent insularity. ‘I didn’t
want to be playing to the same two-dozen guys every night’ he says.
Disco and soul had always been part of his repertoire as a party DJ though, and as he became
disenchanted with the smallness of the underground hip-hop scene, he found himself drawn
increasingly to their contemporary manifestation, house music.
Sure enough, Spinna almost immediately found a wide audience for his dance productions,
hitting paydirt with his remixes for UK singer Shaun Escoffery, achieving cult success in New
York with Space Rider and true worldwide anthem status with Days Like This –one of the
biggest tunes of the past ten years or so for the soulful house cognoscenti. Both are included
here, along with his remixes of stellar contemporaries like Kerri Chandler, Karizma and Louie
Vega, ‘live’ artists including Raul Midon, Bah Samba, saxophonist Jimmy Sommers with
Rahsaan Patterson, Fertile Ground and Tortured Soul, and a slew of up and coming dance
producers.
One listen should make abundantly clear why many of the world’s premiere DJs have known
to head straight for ‘the Spinna mix’ for a decade now.

LP Tracklisting
A1 Karizma – The Power (DJ Spinna Acid Row Mix)
B1 Bah Samba – Moonlight (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal)
C1 Angela Johnson – Got To Let It Go (DJ Spinna Remix)
C2 Yvette Rovira – I Remember Love (DJ Spinna Remix)
D1 Kerri Chandler With Harley & Muscle – You Can’t Lie (DJ Spinna Remix)

TRACKLISTING 2CD
CD 1
1. Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix)
2. Louie Vega feat. Raul Midon – A Better Day (DJ Spinna Remix)
3. Goapele – Closer (DJ Spinna Remix)
4. Alison Crockett – Crossroads (DJ Spinna Remix)
5. Fertile Ground – Live In The Light (DJ Spinna Remix)
6. Stephanie Cooke – If I Have To Change (DJ Spinna Remix)
7. Shaun Escoffery – Space Rider (DJ Spinna Club Remix)
8. Agent K feat. Carleen Anderson – Rideaway, Getaway (DJ Spinna Remix)
9. Tortured Soul – Why (DJ Spinna Remix)

CD 2
1. Loftsoul feat. Lisa Millet – Dear Friend (DJ Spinna Remix)
2. Kerri Chandler With Harley & Muscle – You Can’t Lie (DJ Spinna Remix)
3. Groove Addix feat. Annette Taylor – Faith (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)
4. Tone Control – Without Your Love (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal Mix)
5. Animal House – Dirty Mind (Edit) (DJ Spinna Remix)
6. Yvette Rovira – I Remember Love (DJ Spinna Remix)
7. KemeticJust feat. Terrance Downs – I Got Life (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal Mix)
8. Bah Samba – Moonlight (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Vocal)
9. Ralf GUM & Monique Bingham – Little W. 12th Street (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)

For Fans of Masters at Work, Osunlade, Southport Weekender, Sunce Beat Available from 09.01.2015

Destroyers – Lectric Love
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Destroyers – Lectric Love

Some low down, dirty cosmic Boogie-Funk here from 1977 on Salsoul Records.Destroyers were a one off project from NYC whose back catalog includes only these 2 super rare and sublime examples of down-tempo space Disco. Both cuts are the perfect late nig…

Bottin – Punica Fides
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bottin – Punica Fides

Image: 1590267 Almost 5 years after his previous album ‘Horror Disco’ (which was a concept album drawing connections between Italian ‘70s and ‘80s giallo and horror movies soundtracks and disco music) Bottin is back with a stunning new full length opus. Entitled ‘Punica Fides’ the album was made during sessions in Venice, Rome, Berlin and Ibiza.

Releasing on labels like Italians Do It better, Nang and Z records, Bottin has made a reputation for himself as a fine craftsmen who really knows his musical history and has a true passion for soundtracks. This new album, his third in a career that dates back more than a decade, was made using a ton of synthesisers, guitars, FX machines and with the help of some standout vocal collaborators.

According to the artist, “Punica Fides is a Roman expression that means “treachery”. The concept behind the album (made clear in the song titles) is manipulation, falsehood, seduction (and the will to be seduced knowing it’s a lie), propaganda but also parody and satire. I think music (and especially dance music) is always also a parody. A dance track is a parody of itself and of other tracks that came before it. The album is not as soundtrack and nostalgic as Horror Disco was, I think this is a musically diverse album which ranges from synth-house, dark electronica, neo-new-wave dystopian landscapes, space disco and Italo disco. I suppose it’s more of a dance record, which reflect the past 5-6 year touring the world as a DJ, as well as the will of creating my own musical bubble.”

The album opens in spiky fashion with the raw drums and serrated synths of ‘Lies’ coming over like a shimmering deep disco jam. Many styles are explored from there on in with ‘Flow Of Persuasion’ being a fast paced, melodically rich house cut that is stuff with analogue lines and oozes psychedelic charm.

Next up is the fantastic ‘Poison’ with Steve Strange (lead singer of Visage and co-founder of the Blitz Club which set the New Romantic template for the music and style of the 80s) which cuts a fine form with its squelchy synthesized basslines, pop leaning vocals and brightly coloured keys. Mid way through the album comes the frazzled synths and steel drum charm of ‘Lust for Deception’, a raucous and ravey disco cut of sheer pleasure.

‘All For One’ is another dazzling jam shot through with laser synths, arpeggiated lines and robotic vocals that sound like Kraftwerk on acid. Every new track seems even more fun and colourful that the last and the album as a whole leaves you feeling hugely energised, happy and very much alive. The closer is a reprise of ‘Lies’ with vocals from Lavinia Claws that comes straight from some intergalactic disco party it’s so spangled and sugary.

Fans of Todd Terje, Pachanga Boys and all Bottin’s previous work will no doubt fall madly in love with this beautifully crafted and sensuously shiny electronic album.

Tracklisting

1. Lies
2. Flow Of Persuasion
3. Poison Within ft. Steve Strange
4. One For All ft. Rodion
5. Lust For Deception
6. Plastic Forgery
7. Dirty Continuum
8. Spacetime Syndrome
9. Lies (Reprise) ft. Lavinia Claws Available from 08.08.2014

Max Cooper – Inhuman Remixes Two
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Max Cooper – Inhuman Remixes Two

The second of two remix EPs for Max Cooper’s debut album Human – this one bringing one of the album’s most talked about tracks Impacts for the first time, with an acid rework by Pitchfork favourites Factory Floor and Perc’s insane, obtuse and uncompro…

Various – Balearica 18
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Balearica 18

Another great collection of sought-after Balearic goodies all loud-pressed on 12″ vinyl. First up is the highly in-demand instrumental version of ‘Un Fe Divers Rien De Plus’ by French one-hit wonders Le Club, a bassy synth-disco gem that hit big acros…

Max Cooper – Inhuman Remixes One
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Max Cooper – Inhuman Remixes One

Image: 1590263 The first of two remix EPs for Max Cooper’s debut album Human – this one with Max’s own extended version of sunset track Supine, Rodriguez Jr’s deeper house take on the same track, Lusine’s incredible rough rework of Woven Ancestry, and Jack Dixon’s abrasive UK bass version of Automaton.

THE CRITICS ON HUMAN
“Burns with an incredible creative intensity … sumptuous, enticingly beautiful” – Clash
“Aurally stunning and cinematic at every turn” – Resident Advisor
“A quiet elegance that’s unique to the genre… prompting comparisons to the likes of Jon Hopkins and Pantha du Prince” – XLR8R
“Impossibly gorgeous … Searching for that perfect balance between cripplingly beautiful electronica and club-tooled dance music” – FACT
“Insanely good … nuanced, intricate production, which lends itself so ideally to home listening” – The FADER
“One-of-a-kind artistic vision … The culmination of an inspired career” – Dancing Astronaut
“Some of the more ambitious and exploratory music crafted within the last few years” – The Music Ninja
“One of today’s most innovative electronic musicians … a rare talent. Human showcases the true breadth of what he can create.” – DJZ
“A producer who lives to push boundaries while bringing listeners outside their comfort zones” – Less than 3
“A must-have album of 2014” – Pulse Radio

DJ SUPPORT
Dubfire, Noir, Dominik Eulberg, Slam, Sasha, Adam Beyer, Brodanse, Shir Khan, Justin Martin, Pirupa, Christian Martin, Agoria, Richey Ahmed, Psycatron, Andrew Grant, Gregor Tresher

“Great package!” – Justin Martin (Dirtybird)
“Very cool release. Like all versions but probably end up playing Harvey most [Harvey is on Inhuman two, to come]” – Adam Beyer (Drumcode)
“Wicked stuff!” – Sasha (Last Night on Earth)
“Wicked stuff!” – Dominik Eulberg
“Cool EP, thanks – 5/5” – Dubfire (Sci-tec)
“Great release, Rodriguez Jr wins my heart here” – Noir (Noir Music)
“Wicked EP!” – Richy Ahmed (Crosstown Rebels)

Tracklisting
1.Supine (Extended vinyl edit)
2.Woven Ancestry – Lusine remix (Lusine remix) [feat. Lusine]
3.Supine (Rodriguez Jr remix) [feat. Rodriguez Jr]
4.Automaton (Jack Dixon remix) [feat. BRAIDS & Jack Dixon] Available from 11.07.2014

Huxley
Friday, July 18th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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Hard earned respect from your peers is a rare commodity but Huxley, aka Michael Dodman, has it in spades. Since his late teens he’s been producing, seeing initial underground success as a garage producer before his sound partly mutated towards a deeper, house-based sound in the past few years. Collaborations with old mate Ethyl for […]

Optiv & BTK
Monday, June 30th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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Releasing music for the best part of 14 years, Optiv & BTK, otherwise known as Edd Holmes & Vinnie Honorio, have been integral members of possibly one the most influential drum & bass duos the scene has ever witnessed. It’s clear to see that with there music being pressed to vinyl on over 20 different […]

Billain – Colossus EP
Monday, June 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Billain – Colossus EP

Image: 1589916 One of the most exciting releases to date on the Bad Taste Recordings imprint, the Colossus EP will be presented in a limited edition, full colour 2×12” Vinyl package, with all four stunning tracks pressed on seductive orange/black marble vinyl.
* One of the DNB scene’s most innovative producers, Billain is a name synonymous with the cutting edge of music production. Known in Neurofunk circles and beyond for his organic, complex and totally original style – Billain has been smashing clubs worldwide, ever since he truly destroyed the scene in 2012 with the releases of the chilling ‘Total Darkness’ on Rise Audio and the massive ‘Batbots’ on Bad Taste Recordings.

Fresh from ‘Wizard’, a massive collaboration with the Teddy Killerz on Bad Taste which has seen over 100,000 plays on UKF, Billain is ready to drop the follow up to ‘Blockfield/Boogie’.

Already lightyears ahead of the game, Billain continues to hone his innovative sound, this time taking proceedings to an arid, ancient Martian landscape. The centrepiece of Billain’s latest, ‘Colossus’ features a contorted, epic build up, lurching forward to life in another Billain-powered juggernaut. Featuring huge, barking bass and foreboding synths ‘Colossus’ sets the stage for the rest of the EP. Next up retro stabs are turned on their head, with ‘Terminal’ propelling them into the future with vintage Billain basslines and percussion. Defying convention and breaking the mould once again, the experimental ‘Autonomous’ chugs forward whilst simultaneously spinning back – without a kick drum in sight. Skimming an alien landscape, ‘Red Surface’ sees Billain put his own spin on the classic roller. Combining an iconic bassline with the production skills of one of DnB’s most original producers, the last track is sure to slay the dancefloor. Featuring four groundbreaking tracks from the Bosnian maestro, the Colossus EP is the most innovative work yet from the deadly Bad Taste and Billain combination.

Support from Andy C, Teddy Killerz, Neonlight, Dirtyphonics, Original Sin, The Upbeats, Noisia, Crissy Criss, Ed Rush & Optical and more!

TRACKLIST: A: Colossus || B: Terminal || C: Autonomous || D: Red Surface Available from 09.06.2014

Pig&Dan
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Pig&Dan are continuing to increase their influence on the scene with superb releases and DJ gigs around the world. Some highlights for this year are spanking new tracks for the 100th release on Sven Väth’s Cocoon Records and Monika Kruse’s Terminal M techno imprint. Two Pig&Dan remixes of Inner City’s all time classic “Good Life” […]

Trickski
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Trickski is the collaboration of the two producers and djs Yannick Labbé and Daniel “Stoerte” Beaker. Both come from Freiburg in the Black Forest area and had their homebase in Berlin for the last 10 years. Trickski’s first release “Hormony”, a dirty consense track for the nujazz, leftfield and disco people, kicked off the Black […]

Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) – E&J (Red Vinyl + Download)
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) – E&J (Red Vinyl + Download)

Image: 1586864 Following his collaboration with Blu on (Blu and Exile’s) Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, Exile Teams Up with Johaz. another fresh voice from Cali under the monicker DAG SAVAGE. The album features appearances by the Dirty Science Family Blu, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Co$$, Choosey and more. With beats produced By Exile who has been making classics for the westcoast for a minute, from Blu & Exile’s “Below the heavens” to Fashawn’s “Boy meets World.” Now for his next classic, the debut album “E & J” by Dag Savage. Exile was raised into music, something that began generations ago in his family. Through rudimentary beat machines, turntables and instruments, Aleksander Manfredi found his niche and spent years honing it. His journey took him all over southern California’s underground scene and it was at one of these shows in the early 2000’s that he first met a young, hungry MC by the name of Johaz.
Cultured by experience, Johaz grew up both in East San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico. Life was definitely not easy for a young Black boy living in Tijuana and crossing the border
everyday to go to school in SD. He returned to the states full time as a teen but the wise and intelligent young man had developed a belligerent streak. Though he was too young to get into local clubs normally, Johaz infiltrated the scene as a dancer, hopping on the mic once he’d finished a routine. This inevitably led to an encounter with the Masters of the Universe crew and after proving his worth through battle and realizing he was kin with Sumach aka Gonjasufi, Johaz became an extended member of the collective. He didn’t record much with them though, aesthetically Johaz was a bit different than everyone else at the time. Johaz’s flow was a bit more deliberate, his lyrics painstakingly honest and unabashedly raw. It wasn’t until his dance crew Urban Dynamics grew into the hip-hop group Deep Rooted that Johaz began to find a home for his gravely flow.
It was his Urban Dynamics brethren that brought Johaz out that fateful night when he met Exile. Johaz immediately made an impression on Ex through his ferocity on the mic and his hunger and humility as a person. He was quickly invited to the studio where he began cutting tracks with Exile and the idea of an extensive collaboration began to brew. Soon it became apparent that the chemistry was unique and the duo spent the next several years chiseling away, crafting their unique blend of hip-hop.

KEY SELLING POINTS
1. Produced by Exile (Exile has produced for Blu & Exile, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Snoop Dogg, Whiz Kahlifa, Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco and more)
2. Features appearances by the Dirty Science Family Blu, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Co$$, Choosey and more.
3. Follow up to their sold out limited edition 10” EP from 2013.

TRACKLISTING
1. The Beginning
2. For Old Time’s Sake
3. Twilight
4. Bad Trip feat. Adad, Gonjasufi, & Sahtyre
5. Drugs feat. Co$$ & Choosey
6. Don’t Stop feat. Blu
7. Van Gough feat. Choosey
8. Cali Dreamin feat. Fashawn, Co$$ & Tiombe Lockhart
9. Pay Me feat. MED & Rass Kass
10. Milk Box (Remix)
11. LL Cool J
12. Wine & Cheese feat. Jimetta Rose
13. Darlin feat. Choosey
14. The Hurt
15. When It Rains feat. Aloe Blacc
16. Outro Available from 31.01.2014

Phil Weeks
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,
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DJ/producer Phil Weeks is a house music purist. His mixing is old school Chicago with a nu-school French flare going from the deepest house to the techiest. His production sounds like it could have been released in the 90’s partly because he uses the same gear – 808’s, 909’s, 606’s, even vintage keys. He prefers […]

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