September 25, 2017

Watergate XV - Ltd.15 Years Boxset: 5x12"

A1. Henrik Schwg023warz - Kantine, A2. Jimi Jules - Every Detail, B1. Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis - Hope, B2. Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Arkkaim, C1. Solomun - Amanacer, C2. Rodriguez Jr. - 1PM Sunrise, D1. Anja Schneider - Vibration, D2. Mathias Kaden - 7th Dimension, E1. Ellen Allien - Lost In Paradise, E2. Alex Niggemann - Ava, F1. Marco Resmann - Beehive, F2. Catz ‘n Dogz - Mr Invoice, G1. Cinthie - Hatschi Hatschi, G2. Sebo K - Mirage, G3. Osunlade - Nyepi, H1. Hyenah - Elinga, H2. Floyd Lavine & Gumz - Black Note, I1. Oliver Koletzki - The Inner Me, I2. Adana Twins - Zuul, J1. La Fleur - Femton, J2. Tiefschwarz - Control, J3. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Kisses In The Dark Tracklist 2CD: CD 1: 01. Henrik Schwarz - Kantine, 02. Jimi Jules - Every Detail, 03. Matthias Meyer & Ryan Davis - Hope, 04. Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Arkkaim, 05. Floyd Lavine & Gumz - Black Note, 06. Ellen Allien - Lost In Paradise, 07. Alex Niggemann - Ava, 08. Marco Resmann - Beehive, 09. Tiefschwarz - Control, 10. Catz ‘n Dogz - Mr Invoice, 11. Steve Bug - Silver Ants, 12. Osunlade - Nyepi CD 2: 01. Butch - Nowhere, 02. Solomun - Amanacer, 03. Rodriguez Jr. - 1PM Sunrise, 04. Lee Jones - Sacbe, 05. Oliver Koletzki - The Inner Me, 06. Adana Twins - Zuul, 07. Anja Schneider - Vibration, 08. Mathias Kaden - 7th Dimension, 09. La Fleur - Femton, 10. Hyenah - Elinga, 11. Cinthie - Hatschi Hatschi, 12. Sebo K - Mirage, 13. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Kisses In The Dark

 

September 25, 2017

V/A - Deep Love 2017

dirt107The annual Deep Love compilation has become one of our most important releases to showcase what Dirt Crew Recordings is all about. It gives us the chance to highlight and welcome new faces alongside the residents who keep the Deep music we stand for alive. This year more than ever we have artists from all over the World, from Japan to Canada and Lithuania to Austria represented. The man the myth…Mr. Nightcrawler himself is back with another masterpiece. True to his usual unique blend of many styles, Nachtbraker has delivered typically off-kilter “Cobi Cabani” with crashes and sound design that punctuate a freaky bass and rippling lead. Dropping in for his debut outing on our label, Viennese resident of Sass club and founder of the “Secret Crunch” imprint, Roman Rauch brings the filtered Disco House. Ripe with fruity percussion and deeply ingrained groove, “Sweet Ears” breathes and builds keeping up energy to work bodies throughout the cut. Close friend of the Dirt Crew family and member of Detroit Swindle’s Live super group, Lorenz Rhode is an extraordinary artist who’s not only active in the House Music scene but also created his own Big Band, the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld. He gets right to it in “On Top” a legit live key and bass jam with all the funk from a seasoned jazz musician. From across the Atlantic we have Toronto’s Jesse Futerman teaming up with Dan Only, Jesse remixed Harry Wolfman’s last EP on DC and is known for his laid back house grooves. On “Changes” he wanders into coastal tinged Deep House territory.

 

September 25, 2017

Various Artists - 10 Years Of Sci+tec

TEC5LPIn The Name Of What A decade deep into its ongoing investigations, documenting and pushing the sonic frisson and fusion between science and technology, SCI+TEC remain at the very forefront of electronic music. Its feet firmly on the dancefloor, its spirit deep inside the machines, its sights set on the future: Dubfire’s label has continuously forged its own deep furrow and has been doing so from day one. With breakthrough Dubfire releases such as ‘Roadkill’ and ‘I Feel Speed’ SCI+TEC has managed to create a whole new framework for 21st century techno. All the while SCI+TEC has consistently championed and encouraged new and unsung talent from around the world, amplifying legions of rising names; Davide Squillace, Paul Ritch, SHADED, Simi, Delete, Harvard Bass, Joop Junior and countless more include SCI+TEC releases in their rich histories. This precision balance of stark sonic signature, technical ideology and nurturing new ideas and talent has led to SCI+TEC’s perpetual momentum into every house and techno DJ’s playlists and sets for the last 10 years. Be it the label’s penchant for deep, undulating subby grooves or its passion for warehouse-razing thunder-powered techno, the SCI+TEC sound covers every corner of the floor and every chapter of the night; as proved by the label’s many world tours. And proved once again by this fittingly stacked anniversary album.

 

September 1, 2017

Ash Ra Tempel Experience - Live In Melbourne

MG.ART602I was invited to perform in Melbourne, Australia. It happened thanks to my dear old friend Mick Glossop, who made the suggestion to Sophia Brous, at the time the curator of a music-festival called “Supersense” at the Melbourne Arts Centre in summer 2015. In addition to the solo performance I’d planned, Sophia proposed an additional collaboration or session performances with some of the other participating musicians. I had never been very happy in performing “public sessions". I’ve always tried to first look for a conceptual approach, and my wife, Ilona J. Ziok, came up with the idea of performing some Ash Ra Tempel classics. That’s when the idea for an “Experience” was born. I decided that pieces from the second and third Ash Ra Tempel albums “Schwingungen” and “Seven Up” (both from 1972) would be most appropriate for a group performance with Ariel Pink, Shags Chamberlain and Oren Ambarchi. We conversed by email, and much to my surprise, they all claimed to be very familiar with this music. … It felt a bit like pushing at open doors..

 

September 1, 2017

Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh - Lunar Cruise

wrwtfww020Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s LUNAR CRUISE, her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori Takada’s fascinating discography, LUNAR CRUISE is an under the radar masterpiece that captures Takada (on marimba and minimal percussion set-up) and Satoh (on Korg M1 and Yamaha DX7II synths, Ensoniq EPS sampler, and acoustic piano) vibrantly fusing traditional African and Asian percussion with jazz, ambient, and minimalism. The album also features the great Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End…) and Kazutoki Umezu. LUNAR CRUISE is available in two versions: a first-time-ever vinyl LP cut at Emil Berliner Studios, housed in a 350g sleeve and including a bonus CD of the album with 2 extra tracks, and a standalone digipak CD version. Both versions are sourced from the original studio masters (DATs) and come with new liner notes.

 

September 1, 2017

Various Artists - Running Back Mastermix By Tony Humphries

rbthumplp01Running Back will mark its fifteenth anniversary with the release of its first label compilation, the Running Back Mastermix, in September. As befitting the celebration of a landmark year in the life of Gerd Janson’s widely adored imprint, Janson has invited one of house music’s original & greatest proponents of the Mastermix, NYC’s Tony Humphries, to curate and mix the CD & digital editions of the compilation, accompanied by an unmixed double-LP which features a handful of the compilations rare & exclusive cuts. The Mastermix is a timely reminder of what has made Running Back endure and remain at the top of many house music fans’ favourite label lists for over a decade. Beginning with Todd Terje’s blockbuster ‘Ragysh’ and traversing tracks from across the label’s history, it includes contributions from long time label regulars alongside more recent additions and reminders of some of RB’s best reissues. Label mainstays Tiger & Woods, Matthew Styles, Redshape and Leon Vynehall all appear, alongside Mr G, Paul Woolford and recent breakthrough artists Shan, Jex and Roy Camanchero. Tiger & Woods’s ‘Don’t Hesitate’ appears on vinyl for the first time, while the Dixon edit of Precious System’s anthem ‘The Voice From Planet Love’ will be available on wax again after only appearing on a super limited 12″ run the first time around. The choice of Tony Humphries to mix the compilation is a significant one.