For their latest trip into saucer-eyed deep house territory, San Francisco’s Spring Theory crew has wisely recruited fast-rising Canadian producer Project Pablo. The Montreal man predictably delivers a four-track EP of rich, musically evocative cuts that seem tailor made for chilly summer sunrises and hazy, drawn-out sunsets. Check, for example, the bouncy, delay-laden positivity of dub house shuffler “Forgetful House”, the restless drum machine hits and trippy electronics of “Smudge”, and the baggy positivity of opener “Morning Shift”, whose toasty Rhodes chords and undulating synthesizer lines are accompanied by some wonderfully loose and live sounding drums.
Delroy Edwards has come a long way. 2012 marked his introduction into the world of Dance Music via Ron Morelli’s Imprint LIES. After offering up essential dance floor singles like ‘4 Club Use Only’ and ‘Heart and Soul’ Edwards’ established himself as a producer with a unique touch and style. With a growing desire to control his own output and make a more significant statement, Delroy set off to start his own imprint, L.A. CLUB RESOURCE.
Creatively directing his own imprint became a platform for him and over the course of two years L.A.C.R. created one of the most palpable musical experiences in the field. The label released music in a range of styles from a span of generations, the only constant was the high output and stellar art direction. Many releases produced by the label head himself, Delroy’s production were lauded for their piercing simplicity, grace and attitude.
In his first LP for the label, Edwards’ has arranged a sincerely personal moment. The 30-track effort marks a special moment in his growth blending current interests in punk and electronics into an outsider narrative like no other. From Devo to J Dilla the influences across the record are subtle but respectful. Regardless of influence, Hanging at the Beach feels unequivocally new. Experiencing the LP for the first time speaks to the Californian experience in its full range. Certain moments call to the beaches of Monterey while others speak to the sleeze that lines Hollywood Blvd. Edwards doesn’t distance himself from the production style that has defined him and the label, but this effort is a long playing collection, a directed, new moment for the prolific producer.
SUPER limited edition shirt made by Juan Mendez / Silent Servant for the LA Art Book Fair.
A1 –Luca Lozano Blabba
A2 –Luca Lozano Ton
B1 –RüF Dug Night Train
B2 –RüF Dug, Jack Doepel Daintree
“Luca Lozano continues where his Junglish Massive Mixtape stopped, his A-side tracks span from stiff & techy breakbeat with pads as well as uptempo D&B with warm bass & classic sounds. Rüf Dug winds it up on the B, first more uptempo and frenetic but then he eases out with a marvelous chill out jungle cut with saxophones and all that atmosphere one can need for dreaming.”
L.A.-based Brazilian producer Jesse Pimenta a.k.a Dreams with a trio of tuffened club constructions for his own label, Private Selection Records. Up front, ‘Energy’ and ‘Twisted Karma’ bring a percussive pressure recalling work from Tessela, Randomer or The Zenker Brothers, but the B-side is a different beast altogether, twysting-a-belly with a grinding, mutant techno torque.
On Dither he gets down with a urgent, trippy sound primed for foggy, redlit basements – creeping up on ya with the tightly tucked and paranoid funk of Time For The Tumult, and a nastier electro rhythm named Parodist that sounds a bit like Beua Wanzer, whereas the flipside twists off two microtonal jack tracks in Spinebash and the acidic flutter of F.T.H.
Hand-stamped white label business from the Paranoid London crew.
A Give Me The
B Our Man Though
New label from P Relief and Suzanne Kraft based between Los Angeles & Amsterdam.
Lush, ambient house jams!!!
”ATTENTION ”DJ” Due to a factory error, it is advised you adjust your tonearm before playing P2 [El Nino] to ensure undisturbed playback and a more enjoyable experience.”
A1 Chasing Away The Night
“The second of two new Gesloten Cirkel releases for Murder Capital following his 2014 album for the label, Submit X. ‘Charning’ is a deranged acid cut with unexpected rock undertones, ‘Perron’ is a warehouse-ready dance track, and ‘Chasing Away The Light’ is a very fun club number.”
“…It’s called ‘Djazirat El Maghreb’ and it’s a tribute to North Africa and its three countries, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. First track is called ‘Mogador’, the old name for famous port city Essaouira in Morocco. A 6/8 rhythm, increased with traditional krakebs percussions, leads the dancers to trance, while the trance of electronics grows imperceptibly bigger and bigger. On b-side, track one is called ‘Hafla’, which means ‘party’ in arabic. It features an old algerian rhythm called Alaoui, used in dance parties but as well in Chaabi music. It also features Acid Arab keyboard player Kenzi Bourras on fire on a couple of solos. ‘Amal‘ is an homage to tunisian percussions and traditional mezwed, a word that designs an arabic pipe but also a style of music that you can hear all over the country. For this song the iranian musician Saeid Shanbehzadeh offered great notes of neyanbān, which is another version of the bagpipe. All songs have been recorded in Shelter Studio, Paris, by Acid Arab (Nicolas Borne, Pierrot Casanova, Hervé Carvalho & Guido Minisky) and their guests.”
VER104 : Acid Arab – Djazirat El Maghreb EP
01 – Mogador (Club Version)
02 – Hafla (Instrumental)
03 – Amal
12″ 2016 Repress
“Moustache Techno is a new techno house orientated sublabel Moustache Records. And is there a better way to start with a release by de Gesloten Cirkel that took everyone by surprice last year with the great Murdercapital twelve! Mtechs001 delivers dancefloor shattering bass that will drive your party wild with sounds coming from crowded subways of Moscow, dirty Korean discos and mythic Chicago basements. Hypnotic, Raw and direct machine funk that reminds a bit of early Bunker releases of Unit Moebius. Recommended!”
1992 – 1997
A collection of early Legowelt tracks, found on old dusty tapes assumed a long time gone.
Pressed on three slices of 155 grams black wax and inserted in black sleeves with an eerie story.
A C E cut at 33⅓ rpm
B D F cut at 45rpm
A1 Lego Resistance
A2 The Building Blocks Of Life
B1 Nowhere Track
B2 Techno Madchen
C1 An Obnoxious Affair On Tape
C3 Airplanes In The Rain
D1 Are You Really So Deep
D2 Sleeping In The Window
E1 Silent Service
E2 Decay Dream
F Wir Lebten In Miniland
Limited to 500 & no repress !
All tracks carefully restored & remastered whilst the vinyl comes in full colour heavy card inners with two riso print poster sleeves & a gatefold pvc cover.
A1 –Citi & Byte Sistem Candy Dance (Vocal Version)
A2 –Amnésie With The Nicolosi Family Turas (Flemming Dalum Remix)
B1 –Ghecko Firelight (Instrumental)
B2 –Gary Low I Want You (Romain Bezzina Edit)
C1 –Govindo Ou Ka Vini Moin (Il Bosco & Kid Machine Edit)
C2 –Fockewulf 190 Gitano
D1 –Danny Keith Keep On Music (Dub)
D2 –Rockets Some Other Place, Some Other Time (Remixed Extended Version)
“Red Laser conductor general Il Bosco once again turns his beam on 8 tracks of mind
melding italo. Providing a double vinyl release of tracks that have been inspirational
to Red Laser Records and the labels releases.
This isn’t by any means your run of the mill italo selection.
Il Bosco knowingly selects a set that shows the true girth of style and fashion in the
Face grillers are ramped up next to sleazy pop sensibilities. Goth-synth disco
frottages with 8-bit machine gun bass lines. Chugger masterpieces salivate on
crystalline new romantics.
As the compiler says ‘Truth is loads of Italo is shite but when its good it’s up there
with the best electronic disco music you will ever hear’ Check this album and you’ll
For maximum disco potential several Red Laser protagonists have suitably
revamped and edited some of the selections with Kid Machine & Il Bosco uniting in
the cut, Flemming Dalum sprinkling his magic dust over a bonafide classic & Parisian
Romain Bezzina repairing an old banger.
As always Red Laser pay close attention to detail with all tracks carefully restored &
remastered whilst the vinyl comes in full colour heavy card inners with two riso print
poster sleeves & a gatefold pvc cover.”
“On ‘Midnite Spares’, Australian music devotees András and Instant Peterson hold a candle to overlooked avant-pop and electronic works by antipodean artists and outsiders working through the 80s and 90s. Through co-presenting weekly radio show ‘Strange Holiday’, the duo slowly upturned their locale for inspiration – archives, country bookstores, private collections and convenience stores, searching for a place to anchor their own identities in the oceans of the island continent. The 10 tracks acknowledge a minor history, passed on via a network of friends, friends of friends, the libraries of radio station 3RRR and more often than not, the artists themselves.”
A1 –Maria Kozic & The MK Sound Trust Me
A2 –Whadya Want? Open Spaces
A3 –Poets Of The Machine Arabs
A4 –The Couch Full Treatment
A5 –→ ↑ → Sedation
B1 –The Igniters Hakka Suru
B2 –Mumbo Jumbo (7) Wind It Up
B3 –Mix (2) Do You Do It?
B4 –Cameron Allan And Graham Bidstrup Bikini Atoll
B5 –Foot And Mouth I Want My Mummy