venerdì 7 marzo 2014
Michele Mininni is from Southern Italy where he says people are not interested in his type of music so he was forced to reach out to Glasgow where it turns out some people most defintely are. Citing his influences as kraut, post rock, new wave and electronic amongst others, this is his debut release and most accomplished it is too. Lowering the tempo somewhat compared with previous Optimo Trax releases, Tupolev Love is a sub 100bpm cosmic trancer while Telekomdisko raises the tempo and heads off into sun drenched space territory. The EP is completed by Michele's fellow countrymen, Boot & Tax's great acid inflected remix of Tupolev Love.
Optimo Trax OT 007 is released on 12" and digital April 2014. Distribution by Kompakt and Rub A Dub.
OT 007 - Michele Mininni - Tupolev Love EP
A1) Tupolev Love
AA2) Tupolev Love (Boot & Tax Remix)
giovedì 6 marzo 2014
After the success of their first EP “Bells from the Deep End” and their second “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, we are very happy to present the third Golden Teacher EP with another sleeve designed and made by their fair hands. This is is an edition of 500 as that is all that time allows to be made. We are not advocates of limited edition releases but sometimes necessity dictates. Further copies will be available in the Optimo Music house bag.
Their latest release is a party record…play it loud, preferably with some lasers and strobes, and LET LOOSE.
It s a double A-side release. Party People is Go-Go a go go while the more electronic leaning Love has been cut at 45 so it can be cunningly played at either speed for extra added value love. The 12" also features an added bonus not jazz funk gem, Silver Chalice.
Wild party music from Glasgow from our hearts to yours. Available on 12" and digital, April 2014. Distribution by Kompakt.
OM 23 - Golden Teacher - Party People/Love EP
AA1) Party People
AA2) Silver Chalice
mercoledì 5 marzo 2014
After a decade of creating some of "the most distinctive techno around" (Resident Advisor) for the likes of Blueprint and Stroboscopic Artefacts, R&S is delighted to welcome Dublin based duo, Lakker into the fold with their stunning new EP 'Containing A Thousand'.
Lakker: 'We're delighted to be releasing on R&S. It's one of those labels that has been huge in electronic music for years - anyone who is into modern electronic music will have a few R&S records in their collection. Ourselves included - classics from Joey Beltram and AFX up to the recent Tessela stuff. It's all in our bag!"
Their intricate, yet muscular soundscapes and skittering percussion have an epic, alien quality that set them head and shoulders above their less ambitious peers; witness the blistering noise of the brooding title track, the staggered, slurping beats and mechanistic clanks of 'Mausoleum', the crisp, propulsive grooves of 'K'antu' and jagged slashing drums of 'Thermohaline'.
Having a background in punk, metal and broken beat as well as noise and techno helps give Lakker their truly unique and uncompromising sound - indeed their music has won them the most coveted recommendation in electronic music - Richard D James (Aphex Twin) himself has been known to deploy multiple Lakker tracks in his face melting live sets.
A1 - Containing A Thousand
A2 - Mausoleum
B1 - K'antu
B2 - Thermohaline
martedì 4 marzo 2014
Deadbeat. Tikiman. Infinity. Dub. A quadrangle of such obvious statement and perfect musical inference may very well never have been uttered for those of the wholly weeded out persuasion with a discerning ear to the ground of current musical runnings. Indeed, when the great book of Dub is written the names Scott Monteith and Paul St Hilaire will undoubtedly figure highly in its chapters devoted to recent years. Monteith, the last great prodigal son of the doctrine handed down from the Blue Mount of Lord Scratch and King Tubby, St Hilaire the undisputed voice of a whole generation of cloistered bedroom sound smiths, those fanatical warrior monks, followers of the most Holy House of Ernestus and Von Oswald incarnate. Having developed a fast friendship from their very first meeting in Montreal at the premier Micro Mutek event a decade ago, Deadbeat and Tikiman's occasional collaborative performances have since blown the minds of audiences from Berlin to Tokyo and many points in between. No great surprise then that their first album length venture is a Tour de Force of Dub music of the highest order. Nearly a year in the making, the genetic code of Deadbeat's Infinity Dubs series gets shot through with a Dreader than Dread Kingstonian logic, hi hats dropping back from the three to the one, Tikiman at his most militant, poetic, fierce, and flowing. These are the recordings of two lions uncaged, and none who bare witness shall escape their fiery judgement.
If music is truly eternal, here be two voices which shall echo in infinity with all the weight, reverence, and dire power unleashed with every tectonic bass hit, and every whimsical turn of phrase here laid to wax. And if these eight burnt offerings are any indication of what happens when these two sit down for a session of smoke and reasoning, here's hoping they choose to do it frequently. Dub without end. Ad Infinitum.
The Infinity Dub Sessions will be available on CD and 2x12 vinyl formats via BLKRTZ, with worldwide distribution through Kompakt on March 3rd 2014.
01 - Hold On Strong
02 - Dopa
03 - What The Heck Them Expect
04 - Working Everyday
05 - Rock Of Creation
06 - Little Darling
07 - Under Cover
08 - Peace And Love
The latest salvo from Glasgow Underground comes from a new collaboration between existing GU talent, Illyus and Barrientos. ‘Do You Wanna’ is a two track EP from the pair who have previously remixed Grum together (picking up support from Pete Tong’s Essential Selection straight off the bat) and delivered solo EPs for GU, Morris Audio and Seven Music.
Already seeing support from a huge range of DJs including Skream, Huxley, Sasha, Kiki and Amine Edge, ‘Do Anything You Wanna’ is set to be another Glasgow Underground bomb.
We're just a little bit proud of this collaboration. We've been working with these two guys for a while now and thought their talents would be a perfect match. After a bit of cajoling, we got the two of them in the studio and boy are we glad we did. There is no other way to put this - "Do Anything You Wanna" is an absolute anthem. The vocals are hooky like "Shake That", pianos classy like Ejeca's finest and its beats walk around like they are bigger than Prince. An instant dancefloor bomb that should propel two of Glasgow's hottest new talents on to seriously big things. "The Times We Shared" is a bit moodier, but equally floor-filling. It oozes vocal style like the best of Diynamic but with some added super-tough Glaswegian beats that take the record into the kind of territory Deep Dish would be in (if they were still making records as good as they did in '94 today). Glasgow Underground, Feb 2014
Illyus & Barrientos’ ‘Do Anything You Wanna’ is released everywhere 24th March 2014 with a Beatport exclusive appearing on the 10th of March.
A1 - Do Anything You Wanna
B1 - The Times We Shared
giovedì 27 febbraio 2014
Off the back of their sold out album, Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca are set to release a limited run 12" featuring remixes of the highest order. 'Complotto Geometrico', 'Space Scribble' & 'A TV Show' are the tracks of choice, remixed by none other than Andrew Weatherall, PrinsThomas and Luke Solomon respectively. The Weatherall remix initiates with a gentle bounce. The synth lines begin to peak and trough whilst back-drafted guitar riffs ring home around the affected vocal sample that oozes in. A subtle cybernetic atmosphere builds around the melodic rhythm which in turn ebbs and flows through out. It’s seeping with that Weatherall magic, making it perfect for any time of night. After his previous collaborations with Lindstrom et. al. we we're very excited to see what Prins Thomas would conjure up for this remix. Cosmic energy instantly emanates from the mix, giving a lighter vibe to the melodic depth that the Weatherall mix delivered. It boasts slightly more acidic elements that switch the dancefloor mentality from 'steady groover' to 'floor-mover.' To finish, Luke Solomon provides a weirdo-disco rendition, full of elastic synth work, a bumping house groove and plenty of raw soul. Probably the more energetic of the three, Solomon proves that he deserves his place as Disco House royalty.
1 . Complotto Geometrico (Andy Weatherall Remix)
2 . Space Scribble (Prins Thomas Remix)
3 . A TV Show (Luke Solomon Remix)
martedì 18 febbraio 2014
Leon Vynehall returns to 3024 with ‘Music For The Uninvited’, a collection of 7 tracks meant as just that – a collection. It's a record without skip or shuffle buttons, asking the listener to remember when the consumption of music was an altogether more romantic experience.
Noting rides to school in his mom's car as the main inspiration for the record, Vynehall aimed to channel his memories of that journey by recording the tracks to cassette and threading them together. “I grew up with tapes. I was introduced to recorded music through that medium, listening to mixed hip-hop, funk & electro tapes, Janet Jackson albums, Style Council and Stiff Little Fingers. It was quite varied.”
While the record maintains a strong connection to Vynehall's signature house sound, the British producer uses the double 12" platform to wander through down tempo beats and tranquil orchestral sketches. Despite its eclecticism ‘Music For The Uninvited’ has an undeniable warm tangibility that nods to the increasingly forgotten humanity of the listening process as a whole.
A1 - Inside The Deku Tree
A2 - GoodThing
B1 - Be Brave, Clench Fists
B2 - Pier Children
C1 - It's Just (House Of Dupree)
D1 - Christ Air
D2 - St. Sinclair