Another edition of Full Pupp´s jaw breaking, tongue twisting,
mouthful original nordioc language series. gnagsar i hjernen, fjerde av
den forste bolgenm, bot sure what that means... but it does sound good!
this time introduced by Oslo`s highly talented Oyvind Morken. His weekly
wednesday night residency "Untzdag" at Jaeger has become an institution
in Oslo, drawing in a crowd of open-minded party freaks. In the last 10
years, he has been caught DJing throughout Scandinavia and the Balkans,
from the north to the south of Europe and around the UK getting support
from various different heads across the scene, such as techno godfather
Juan Atkins and notorious crate-digger Lovefingers.
1 - Gnagsar I Hjernen
2 - Fjerde Av Den Forste Bolgen
3 - Dr Zoidberg
Airhead, (aka Rob McAndrews) a resident,
founding member and spiritual ocelot of the 1-800 Dinosaur crew, will be
releas- ing a four track EP ‘Believe’, the first of a series of re-
leases from Dan Foat's emerging artist collective.
This Believe EP is a turning point for Airhead; equivalent to the
moment in the film ‘Witness’ when Harrison Ford, as John Book, realises
that the hitmen (witnessed by the Amish kid in the toilets) are actually
policemen. The inward has been ex-changed for the outward.
Where Airhead’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘For Years’ was all
about tip-toeing barefoot into thick carpeted darkened rooms, this new
EP, inspired by two years of 1-800 DINOSAUR parties, is all about the
boom-boom oscillation and hands-in-the-air machine gun parties.
The controls are set straight for the heart of the dancefloor where Rob
has erected a Buffalo hide tipi and intends to live for the next 7
The lead track ‘Believe’ has already caused a stir on the 1-800
DINOSAUR affiliated BBC R1 show, reminiscent of a sud- denly conscious
anthropomorphic car alarm hurtling down a wa- ter slide with Leroy
Burrell on Gary's. Both 'Shirin' and the Coki summoning 'Shekure' evolve
out of the London-centric vapour trails of Grime and UK Garage,
unsurprisingly causing the most damage at the 1-800 residency at Plastic
People. The eery atmospherics of Hundred Years built around nascent
chords and a vocal sample round off the EP perfectly!
B2. Hundred Years
This double vinyl compilation is 100% dance floor approved by comemian
DJs. Its tracks have been making the body mechanics work from Santiago
de Chile to Cologne, from Tbilisi to Medellin, from Bucharest to Buenos
Aires, from Cholula to Hollywood and back! The music was crafted by DJs
from the "Inner Circle", meaning the likes of Christian S, Ana Helder,
Alejandro Paz, Carisma and Djs Pareja, but also by some lovely guests we
are welcoming here, for the first time: Voxels from Lisboa, Portugal, Zombies In Miami from Aguascalientes, México, Auntie Flo from Glasgow,
UK, Rous from Mendoza, Argentina, Vaskular from Santiago de Chile and
Bryan Kessler from Cologne. We start off with Auntie Flo from the label
Huntleys + Palmers: Jas, a pounding slow jam featuring a rave signal
that will make your speakers crackle and burn and your arms go up while
your body goes down, down, down, to the rhythm… This one's followed by
cologne based Bryan Kessler collaborating with Christian S (the man with
the masterplan). They deliver Nebel Dance, an underground club track
with shoulder shaking toms and foot stomping bass drum and bass, for
those who love the silly grooves of nowadays Cologne! Switching to the
next side, please welcome, again, Ana Helder, known to all hardcore
comemists due to "El Groove de tu Corazón", "Beating PC" and more, this
time with Gasoline a crazy teknotika uptempo gem feat. Ana singing: "I
wanna smell - Gasoline! I wanna swallow Gasoline!" On that same
side of wax we got Vaskular from Santiago de Chile, with Black Jesus.
Vaskular is a musician and DJ, belonging to that Santiago Underground
crew of Discos Pegaos, vocals by Valesuchi. Side C features a very
special collaboration of Djs Pareja and Alejandro Paz, recorded at The
District Union, Cómeme's own studio in Berlin. Alejandro's dark latin
house inertia meets Pareja's psychedelic dance floor terror to shape
this darkroom anthem, in which Mariano from Djs Pareja gets very
Another psychedelia momentum follows with Zombies in
Miami, that gorgeous couple from Aguascalientes that travel the world on
their Zombie mission, check out also their soon to be released cover
version of Matias Aguayo's "Las Cruces". Next track is a Remix done by
Carisma from Buenos Aires (Cómeme 025) for Rous a young boy from Lujan, A
Bailar, another of our pen drive's favorites who finally is making it
into vinyl. Oh that electronic body bassline you'd like to wake up every
morning with (in your parallel dark life) made it impossible to us not
to appear here, and various are the moments and places where this
bassline has made the cats give their bodies up to the music… The two
last tracks of Gasoline where provided by Voxels and Djs Pareja! K-Hauz
by Voxels reminds us of our roots that shaped the house of Cómeme, that
southern hemisphere grooves and that cutting rhythms that will make
people dance in more surroundings than just the club…And we close the
whole package with Si Señor, by Djs Pareja, which gives us a glance onto
what the future brings…
A1 Auntie Flo - Jas A2- Christian S & Bryan Kessler –Nebel Dance B1 Ana Helder - Gasoline B2 Vaskular feat. Valesuchi - Black Jesus C1 Djs Pareja & Alejandro Paz - Cógeme C2 Zombies in Miami - El Rito D1 Rous (Carisma Remix) - A Bailar D2 Voxels - K-Hauz D3 Djs Pareja - Si Señor
The prolific Lord Of The Isles (aka Scotland’s Neil McDonald)
has had a string of stunning 12”s over the past few years on labels such
as Permanent Vacation, Unthank, Shevchenko, Mule and of course his four
track ‘Year Of The City EP’ on Phonica, which was widely acclaimed upon
its release in 2012.
This time LOTI presents two long-form tracks, each a mini-masterpiece in
itself. The 10 minute plus ‘Greane’ bursts into life after an intro of
kicks and white noise hi-hats. It continues to slowly build, with
pitch-bent synth lines and a pulsing bass-line making way for a
melacholic shift in mood. Truly original stuff!
On the flip, a swirl of synthetic strings introduces ‘Gigha’, in a
manner that brings to mind Rhythim Is Rhythim’s legendary ‘Kao-Tic Harmony’, before the drums and infectious acid-line join in. Over the 8
minutes they continue to interweave and play off each other to dazzling
Artwork by Jack Featherstone, the designer of a number of sleeves for
Border Community (including the highly praised campaign behind James Holden’s ‘The Inheritors’, its singles and live visuals), Electric Minds, Warm and of course, Phonica.
Om Unit Presents Cosmology. 9 tracks showcasing a new wave of beat production in the realm of Cosmic Bridge & label head Om Unit's signature "slow/fast" sound.
Curated by Om Unit for his Cosmic Bridge imprint the compilation features tracks from the first wave of Cosmic Bridge artists and includes 3 collaborations with label head Om Unit.
In 2 short years Cosmic Bridge has released material from Om Unit, Kromestar and Boxcutter and has given us Moresounds, EAN and Danny Scrilla; who after making their debuts for the label have gone on to make waves.
Unifying the Cosmic Bridge sound the compilation features grime and dubstep kingpin Kromestar's blend of deep dubstep romance and road-raw sci-fi boogie, Moresound's digi-dub and soundsystem modulations, former Various Production lynchpin EAN's rapidfire darkstyles and deft footwork jungle chops, Boxcutter's lush fusions of Footwork and Electronica, Danny Scrilla's forays into the unnamed airspace between dreadnought dub, halftime footwork & O.G '06 Dubstep and two appearances from Keysound's experimentalist 140bpm updater Epoch.
Highlights include a VIP version on Danny's Scrilla legendary 'X', Danny's collab with Om Unit on 'Gentrification' featuring the unwitting Giles from Foxton's Estate agency in Brixton plus Om Unit's jungle referencing collab with Moresounds, the long waited release of Kromestar's highly sought dub 'V7STX' and Epoch's revisiting of Om Unit & Danny Scrilla's 'Hunch'.
Om Unit's A&R sensibilities and his focus in pushing boundaries show in Cosmology's curation. Representative the label's catalogue, the diversity of styles on show across these nine tracks is unified by the talent of the producers involved.
1. Om Unit & Moresounds - Nuff Music
2. Kromestar - V7STX
3. Danny Scrilla x Om Unit - Hunch (Epoch Remix)
4. Danny Scrilla – X (VIP)
5. Moresounds - Sound Bizness
6. EAN - I Bus' The Mic
7. Boxcutter - Active Transformation (Feat. Star Fu)
8. Danny Scrilla x Epoch – Geometry
9. Om Unit x Danny Scrilla - Gentrification
Primitive World's 'Purple Caps' opens proceedings - a PCP laced exercise in paranoia, a jerking filtered loop oscilates around a thumping kick and intermittent percussive bursts, while looming minor chords offer the only brief respite from the heavily swung and distorted bassline. 'Tides Of Lust'' 's protean techno ups the urgency with the phantom punch of its caustic toms, skittering percussion and low-res tones that ride the steady pulse of the 808 subs.
'Rites Of Passage Pts. 1& 2' see Yør delivering steady neo-equatorial rhythms - pt1. finds A constant throbbing bass and ritualistic percussion cut through w/ suggestive whispers and breaths that weave throughout as the track vibrates with intensity, capped off by a restrained acid line and rolling snares.
Pt 2. rounds out the package with a cut both jacking and haunting in equal measure - just below the surface of the rolling 909 and post-detroit chords, are the rogue cry of the abstracted re rendered voices and whistling that swim through its duration.
A1. Primitive World - Purple Caps
A2. Primitive World - Tides Of Lust
B1. Yør - Rites Of Passage I
B2. Yør - Rites Of Passage II
Atrophic Society welcomes Brendon Moeller for it’s second release, delivering 2 deeply textured and emotive technoscapes. Wielding a warbled bassline and synthetic bleeps with a masters touch, the title track meanders within a natural landscape, fuzzing and washing around descending chirps and following the call of a distant foghorn, leading us through the Passage to Obscurity. Vohkinne takes the delicacies of the original and hammers them into submission, where the original meanders the remix charges, bringing the distant foghorn into focus as a challenging and stubborn lead. Closing out the EP, Contents Under Pressure surges forward with an insistent Bleep, purging and cleansing itself through gnarling bass, never questioning its purpose as it takes you to a higher state.
A. Passage to Obscurity
B1. Passage to Obscurity (Vohkinne remix)
B2. Contents under pressure