house . techno . electronica . ambient . neo-classical

WEEK STARTING 24 Jun

Genre pick of the week Cover of New Discoveries by RX-101.
New RX-101 on Suction!!! Amazing Detroit inspired techno from this underrated producer.

When we first discovered RX-101’s output via Suction circa 2015, we knew we’d stumbled upon something very special. Five EPs and four albums later, and now a firmly established as a crucial artist in the Aphex/Rephlex/IDM cannon, Suction Records are still mining this elusive Dutch producer’s 1997-1999 archive of unreleased live-to-cassette recordings, and aren’t even close to scraping the bottom of the barrel.

As the title suggests, “New Discoveries” is not just more of the same - this is a new side of the RX-101 sound. Rather than taking inspiration from braindance heroes like Aphex Twin and Bochum Welt, “New Discoveries” is a reflection of Erik Jong (aka RX-101)’s love for classic Detroit techno - Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig, et al. Like some of the UK producers who mined this sound for inspiration, from B12 to Kirk DiGiorgio, the influence of Detroit techno is crystal clear, even if the sound has a distinctly EU/UK flair.

Available digitally, on limited vinyl LP in a reverse-board jacket, or on CD. The CD comes in a reverse-board digipack, adding 2020’s 6-track “Hearts Utd.” EP (including a remix by Brainwalztera) as an exclusive CD bonus. All physical formats include a Bandcamp download card inside.


TRACK LISTING

A1. Back To Zero
A2. Trip To The Unknown
A3. T.p.o.s.m.
A4. No Access
B1. Sys.rx.9.b013
B2. The Invention Of Ideas
B3. Voyage Of Discovery
B4. Star Tracker

Fatboy Slim

Praise You / Right Here Right Now - Remixes (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Two of the biggest remixes to date (Purple Disco Machine & Camelphat) of two of the biggest original Fatboy Slim releases (Praise You & Right Here Right Now) Never featured on vinyl together before and comes with bespoke artwork.

    ADULT

    Resucitation - 2022 Reissue

      “We’ve wanted to re-release this album for some time,” says ADULT.’s Adam Lee Miller, “but we weren’t ready until now. We have some new material in the pipeline, and we thought this would be a nice way to reintroduce ourselves.”

      It is indeed a nice way for the hugely respected Detroit duo to herald their return to the world of music, especially for anyone who missed out on Resuscitation the first time around — the album was never available digitally until the 2012 re-release and vinyl pressing on Ghostly International. The reissue thus presented the chance to own one of the more influential records of the early 2000s: either on double 12” LP or, for the first time, as a digital release. Now, in 2022, the vinyl is available for the first time in a new red and black marble colorway.

      When it first dropped in 2001, Resuscitation served as a de facto introduction to the duo, collecting a bunch of songs on CD that had only previously been available on hard-to-find singles and EPs. Eleven years later, it does the same thing, except this time around, we can see just how influential its creators’ work has been — and ADULT.’s music only sounds more remarkable with the benefit of hindsight.

      At the time, Resuscitation’s combination of crisp beats, squelch-laden synths and Nicola Kuperus’ detached monotone sounded like a broadcast from the future, steeped in the analog synth sounds of forebears like Kraftwerk but possessed
      of an ultramodern sheen all its own. The duo’s visual aesthetic was just as important — Kuperus’ photography adorned all their album packaging (including this re-release), and their live shows drew on a sense of what a reviewer once called “detached intrigue.”

      Echoes of ADULT.’s aesthetic can be heard today in everything from today’s surfeit of analog synth-toting minimal wave bands to the highly stylized divas who dominate the pop charts. But really, in 2022 Resuscitation still sounds like no-one else.

      TRACK LISTING

      01. Lost Love
      02. Hand To Phone (Cordless Mix)
      03. Minors At Nite (Still Sick)
      04. New Object (Edit)
      05. Contagious
      06. Mouth To Mouth
      07. Nausea (Restructured)
      08. Pressure Suit
      09. Dispassionate Furniture (Reupholstered)
      10. Human Wreck (Radio Edit)
      11. Side-Swiped (Extended Mix)
      12. Your Lies
      13. Skinlike (Equation Mix)

      Arooj Aftab

      Vulture Prince (Deluxe Edition)

        Deluxe offering of Grammy® Best New Artist nominee Arooj Aftab’s breakthrough album Vulture Prince, featuring Grammy® Best Global Music Performance-nominated track “Mohabbat”.

        Aftab’s remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to the composer’s world. Intimate piano and swelling orchestral strings unveil mystical passage into Aftab’s emotionally gripping symphonic world - vast with colorful sounds and transcendent of genre.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Baghon Main (feat. Darian Donovan Thomas)
        2. Diya Hai (feat. Badi Assad)
        3. Inayaat
        4. Last Night
        5. Mohabbat
        6. Saans Lo
        7. Suroor
        8. Udhero Na (feat. Anoushka Shankar)

        Culture Club Rarities reissue this suuuuper lush beach-ball house blueprint from 1992. "Desire" by Aural may possibly be one of the most fun-loving, innocent and playful tracks of the dream house era! The only track produced by the Aural project (the trio of Davide Rizzatti, Fabrizio Lazzari, Paolo Martini), it was originally release on the Creative Label and has become a well-loved staple in many Italian house Dj sets.

        Reissued with all three mixes, including the percussion heavy "Fabrice Africa Pain" which definitely gives Joe Classell's Instant House project a run for its money in terms of hypnotic, African-informed deep house perfection! Meanwhile, the "Martini Club Mix" keeps it on the beaches, blue skies and dashing whites lighting up the scene whilst waves splash and a beach ball drifts in from afar. The disco-sampled vocal given a fiery focus of love, yearning and, indeed, "Desire".

        Essential repress for your deep house collection! 


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Culture Club Rarities deliver us a lesser known beachball house hit from 1992 with all three mixes included for posterity and enjoyment.

        TRACK LISTING

        Desire (Martini Club Mix)
        Desire (Fabrice 4AM Mix)
        Desire (Fabrice Africa Pain)

        Clive From Accounts returns to Dirt Crew! Exactly 1 year after his first release and two very successful records on his own new imprint, Income Trax and the New York based, Razor-N-Tape, good 'ol returns with more sumptious, dreamy house music to take you away from the daily grind and out of the office!

        “Pearls” features the amazingly talented London based musician / composer Jessica Roch on violin and vocals. It’s an uplifting electronica meets deep house track that shines with positivity, with nods to DJ Seinfield's new found emotion; with beautiful melodies based on an analogue synth foundation by Clive himself. It's a nice development of Clive's sound far away from the loopy disco fun and touching on deep sentiment. 

        The A2 track “4 Time” is a swinging groover featuring a beat Glenn Underground would be proud of! Topped with delicate piano licks and fluffy stabs, it powers along nice, elegantly designed for that mid-session flow where the dancefloor's busying up nicely. 

        “Rough and Tough” delivers a subtle Summer anthem here with neon stabs and distinctly gliding groove; it's a little bit Lone, little bit Tensnake and a little bit Todd Terje all at one - eg. absolutely crowd pleasing pleasure from start to finish!
         
        Finally, "Gravitate" concludes with some frenetic deep house business; quite stylishly decorated with Clive's distinctly unique sound palette. Shimmering strings, cushion soft pads, rising keys; it's all there that floaty dreamy Clive From Accounts sound. 

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: The faceless Clive continues to let the music do the talking. Mixing lo-fi house emotion with the elevating flutter of labels like Innervisions. It's an attractive combo, one that's hoovering up fans from across musical tribes. Get on board.

        TRACK LISTING

        Pearls
        4Time
        Rough And Tough
        Gravitate

        CMD094

        AVA



          TRACK LISTING

          1. Robotic 03:12
          2. Save You 04:15
          3. Ava 02:33
          4. Neuro Interface 03:32
          5. Fading Light 03:46
          6. Eastern Break 05:48
          7. Phoenix 03:33
          8. Origin 02:41
          9. Broken Transmission 02:12
          10. Deton 04:13

          Sarah Davachi & Ariel Kalma

          Intemporel - 2022 Reissue

            Sarah and Ariel blend their strong individual personalities in a single trip on the edge of time. Their kosmiche music is pure, magnificent and elegant, an intergalactic hypnosis that seems to tell of distant times, a millenary vortex of a lost Era. In the first phase of departure, the mysterious song of the sax winds in archaic echoes, supported by the electronic inlays of the synth (Arp Odissey). Flowing between space rumbles and astral progressions, we sight high celestial bodies. When the infinite drones of the tampura start, we take part in the night ceremonial, surrounded by the deep harmonium and the Tibetan bell chimes. This music releases a sort of mythological warmth, secret codes of a lost purity, which lets us dwell in the labyrinths of a pyramid or in the sacred space of a cosmic pagoda.

            Disco mystery man Donald Dust makes his debut on Wilson Records with a wild and frenzied hi-NRG-disco-house hybrid. Sure to appeal to fans of Cyberdance, Red Laser Records, Patrick Cowley and that late 80s San Francisco sound; it also nods to fellow wonky-disco misfits The Idjut Boys and The Glimmer Twins.

            Four tracks that'll work in any dance establishment that enjoys a jet propelled thrust to their electro-disco; guided by red lasers and huffs of amyl; this is peak time engine fuel for your rocket ship. 


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Phwwwoooarr! Hi-octane, ni-nrg electro-disco courtesy of Wilson who usually dish out dusty, loopy, vintage house music. This popper-huffing dancefloor favourite is exactly on trend with labels like Cyberdance, Red Laser, Bordello A Parigi etc etc.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Once The Needle Goes In
            A2. Another Phat Planet
            B1 Space Dust Moods
            B2. Original Gothic Rythm Trax

            Classic and impossible to get Eddie Fowlkes track that was on Juan Atkins’ legendary Magic Tracks CD. This one never came out on the vinyl that Tresor did but was instead only available on a seldom seen bootleg 12". Now its been reissued by Crevette linked label Muga for their first release and features new mixes from OCB (Casa Voyager).

            After shifting clandestinely between second hand crates as a bootleg vinyl for the last 25 years, Eddie Fowlkes’ "Deepcover" finally gets a proper pressing and 2 remixes by one of today’s most dedicated students of electro funk, OCB (Driss Bennis). Originally released on the "Magic Tracks" compilation CD by Juan Atkins, featuring tracks by artists like James Stinson and Keith Tucker, the track has all the elements of early techno soul straight from the hands of its inventor. Indescribable sounds combine in unexpected ways that just fit, pushing and pulling in all the right directions.


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Painfully rare Eddie Fowlkes number that's been on the wants list of many a Detroit techno aficionado for many years. Officially done, with some excellent remixes accompanying it; this won't hang around along and shows off the creative impact of the Motor City was having some 25-30 years ago. Crucial!

            TRACK LISTING

            A. Eddie Fowlkes - Deepcover (Original Mix)
            B1. Eddie Fowlkes - Deepcover (OCB Electrofunk Mix)
            B2. Eddie Fowlkes - Deepcover (OCB Slowmotion Remix)

            Fug / Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd

            Home: 4hero & A Mountain Of One Remixes

              RE:WARM 012 is a double AA side 12” with remixes of two of the most talked-about tracks from the compilation, Fug – From Little Seeds We Grow & Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd – Walking With Trees. None other than 4hero & A Mountain of One were on remix duties for these two wonderful tracks.

              For the A-Side 4hero take the wonderfully laidback style of the original track by Fug – From Little Seeds We Grow and turn in a full-on tearjerker. The strings and orchestration on this remix are reminiscent of some of our favourite 4hero moments from over the years. The Drums shuffle along nicely with Jess Williams voice perfectly complimenting this take on the track. This one is set for summer glory by any standard.

              Flip this over to the AA side for the complete analogue journey that is A Mountain of Ones spaced out dubs of Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd - Walking with Trees. Mo & Zeben take this track by its scruff and give it a full-on tropical overhaul using crazy old fashioned dub techniques, stringing it out into a low end slow motion house dub ready for sun-drenched moments with sand between your toes and the smell of sun lotion on the breeze.

              J. Zunz

              Del Aire

                Lorena Quintanilla’s journey as J. Zunz continues with her third solo release, and her second for Rocket Recordings after 2020’s ‘Hibiscus’. Recorded in a vociferously windy area of Enseneda, Mexico, where Lorena spent a strict lockdown, Del Aire’ exorcises the troubles she encountered during the period, in the process creating both what she describes as a “continuity and discontinuity” from ‘Hibiscus’, and extracting a similar, yet fresh strain of emotional complexity.With the atmospheric and natural theme of air at the heart of the creative process, Lorena has created an extraordinarily spacious work. The synths of ‘Lineal’ thrive on pulse-like repetition, gathering from a luscious sweeping panorama into a bruising orchestral crescendo.

                Elsewhere, as on ‘Del Aire’ the discordant-meets-melodic sonics dwell somewhere adjacent to Gazelle Twin. Both Lorena’s vocals and her distinctive crystalline avant aesthetic are writ large throughout the reverberations of ‘Cruce’ and ‘Horizonte’ as well as on the anxiety-rending exhortations closing the surreally meditative ‘Outsides’.‘Parts’ beautifully reflects organic instrumentation through Lorena’s electronic prism. ‘Raìfaga’, meanwhile, sees caustic drums enact glitchy, stop-start rhythms. Here, and on the hypnotic ‘Nina’, Lorena gilds the narcotic power of Miles Davis’s ‘On The Corner’ – with trumpet recorded by Freddie Murphy (Father Murphy) – into electronically contorted shapes. Through the mellifluous repetition, the cathartic buzzsaw moments and the elemental force of the album’s conceptual core, ‘Del Aire’ acts as an intimate echo chamber vicariously healing the listener’s wounds besides Lorena’s own.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Cruce
                2. Lineal
                3. Ráfaga
                4. Outsides
                5. Nina
                6. Horizonte 

                Zola Jesus

                Arkhon

                  There is a way a voice can cut through the fascia of reality, cleaving through habit into the raw nerve of experience. Nika Roza Danilova, the singer, songwriter, and producer who since 2009 has released music as Zola Jesus, wields a voice that does that. When you hear it, it is like you are being summoned to a place that’s already wrapped inside you but obscured from conscious experience. This place has been buried because it tends to hold pain, but it’s also a gift, because once it’s opened, once you’re inside of it, it can show you the truth. Zola Jesus’s new album, Arkhon, finds new ways of loosing this submerged, stalled pain.

                  On previous albums, Danilova had largely played the role of auteur, meticulously crafting every aspect of Zola Jesus’s sound and look. This time, she realized that her habitual need for control was sealing her out of her art. Arkhon sees Zola Jesus’s first collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Mandy soundtrack, Candyman soundtrack) and with drummer and percussionist Matt Chamberlain, whose prior work appears on albums by Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie. Arkhon runs the spectrum from songs whose weight lies in their bare simplicity, like “Desire,” an elegiac piano composition about the end of a relationship that was recorded acoustically in a single take, to towering, groove-oriented tracks like “The Fall” and the tight, interlocking percussion and samples of a Slovenian folk choir in “Lost,” which propel narratives of collective despair and mutual comfort in kind. Through these turns, Arkhon reveals itself as an album whose power derives from abandon. Both its turmoils and its pleasures take root in the body, letting individual consciousness dissolve into the thick of the beat.

                  Despite the darkness curled inside reality, there is power, too, in surrendering to what can’t be pinned down, to the wild unfurling of the world in all its unforeseeable motion. That letting go is the crux of Arkhon, which marks a new way of moving and making for Zola Jesus.


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Zola Jesus' music has always been uncompromising, and had a distinct identity all of it's own, but on 'Arkhon', Danilova mixes her distinctive compositional style with a number of collaborators, resulting in a fractured, visceral hybrid of modern industrial music and abstracted synth-pop.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 Lost
                  2 The Fall
                  3 Undertow
                  4 Into The Wild
                  5 Dead And Gone
                  6 Sewn
                  7 Desire
                  8 Fault
                  9 Efemra
                  10 Do That Anymore 

                  Zola Jesus

                  Okovi (15 Year Anniversary Clear And Black Splatter)

                    For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. She’s been on Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label.

                    Fittingly, the 11 electronics-driven songs on Okovi share musical DNA with her early work on Sacred Bones. The music was written in pure catharsis, and as a result, the sonics are heavy, dark, and exploratory. In addition to the contributions of Danilova’s longtime live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes all helped build Okovi’s textural universe.

                    With Okovi, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the major works of its genre. The album speaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Doma
                    2. Exhumed
                    3. Soak 
                    4. Ash To Bone 
                    5. Witness 
                    6. Siphon 
                    7. Veka 
                    8. Wiseblood
                    9. NMO
                    10. Remains
                    11. Half Life 

                    Kicking off proceedings on new label, Scene Unseen is Yorkshire’s finest, Jinjé aka Lee J Malcolm.

                    Scene Unseen will focus on exploring and showcasing scenes from around the world (some seen or some maybe unseen), as well as releasing music from artists who incorporate sounds from across the globe within a music style that's closer to home. This is where Jinjé steps in, delivering an EP of Afro-funk and techno hybrids. He draws upon his well versed electronic production techniques and combines them with rhythms inspired by African and Indian music, using instruments (played and recorded live by Jinjé) and field recordings from both regions.

                    Jinjé has released on labels such as Messrs. Kicks & Drums, EPM Music, Mesh and Ostgut Ton. He was also a founding member and mainstay in the Leeds band, Vessels (Different Recordings), until leaving a couple of years ago to concentrate on solo projects.

                    The track names tell all, as Jinjé gives a clear nod to the Africanism is his music. First track, “Ngoma” is a name used across Africa to describe certain drums and percussive instruments, which can be heard here, like Djembes from the Conga region, as well as live and acoustic components, blended with modular and other electronic sounds.

                    “Burkina Faso” takes us west and hits the ground running with a vocal sample of Tribal women from the area, singing praise and joy to engineers who have come to provide fresh water to the village: ‘Praise God for they have come to build us a well.’ The progression of the track is based around this joy and develops nicely alongside some intense bass and drums.

                    “Dusk” is inspired by thoughts of the Serengeti planes at night fall, all built around Jinjé's live M'bira plugged into a modular synth, grouped with live flute and field recordings from India which provide additional percussion.

                    “Ya Maji” is a collection of high energy rhythms from a Moroccan frame drum, congas, clapping, live bass, distorted marimba and the mighty Korg Ms20 playing the lead synth lines.

                    Last up is “Jara”, a nod to Steve Reich and his six marimbas, as well as drawing inspiration from Fela Kuti. Vocal samples bring in more of the field recordings Jinjé made in India, as well as the clapping elements. Acoustic and electronic sounds intertwine to great effect and sum up the EP as a whole.


                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Matt says: An amalgamation of styles, birthed in Yorkshire and with a trans-global outlook. This is the kinda shit the kids at Dekmantel go nuts for - upfront productions, exotic influences, unusual rhythms all coalesce to make an award winning formula!

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Ngoma
                    2. Burkina Faso
                    3. Dusk
                    4. Ya Maji
                    5. Jara

                    Ariel Kalma

                    Interfrequence - 2022 Reissue

                      After the exploit of Osmose in 1978, Kalma returns into the studio in 1980 with Interfrequence, an ambient space library record. Interfrequence is a continuation of his personal research based on the combination of electronic machines with natural sounds and acoustic instrumentation. The French musician fully wears the robe of master of ceremonies of the synths. However, the path taken is not that symphonic of the minimalist and galactic suites composed by other standard bearers like Richard Pinas and Klaus Schulze.

                      Here, we find 18 short pictures sound (few of them in collaboration of M. Saclays) that emanate a variety of ideas and ethno-cultural influences unparalleled. A distinctive compositional style always returns an crescendo of ecstatic emotions, a reflection on the hidden and secret aspects of the micro and macro cosmos. If in Osmose the sampling sound from the mother Gaia was more explicit, here the Nature is investigated not only in terms of pure tones, but especially in the dynamics of flows and movements dictated by the frequency of moogs and organs and embellished with hyper-space flutes, saxophones and clarinets. Kalma wrote yet another chapter of his personal saga of a new world of sound imagery.

                      Ariel Kalma

                      Osmose - 2022 Reissue

                        An amazing Krautrock / nature hybrid masterwork. Warm washes of synthesizer, tribal war drums and drones galore all mixed with the sounds of the rainforest, crickets, frogs, even flies - Osmose was originally released in 1978 and found minimalist composer Ariel Kalma using all manner of keyboards, saxophone, harmonium, delays, effects, even circular breathing, to compose gorgeously minimal, softly spacey slow drifting ambient soundscapes, which were then mixed with the sounds of the rainforest (recorded by Richard Tinti). It's a single LP reissue of the double album of 1978.

                        Once in a blue moon a singer comes along that stops you in your tracks, Lady Blackbird is one such talent. Dubbed by Gilles Peterson “the Grace Jones of jazz”, her album Black Acid Soul dropped in September 2021 to glowing reviews across the board from the likes of The Guardian and New York Times.

                        One of the standout tracks ‘Lost and Looking’ - a cover of Sam Cooke’s sparsely arranged original, where Lady Blackbird builds the track with her haunting vocal and sparkling piano notes performed by Deron Johnson, gets the rework treatment from none other than Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy.

                        Released via Ross Allen, and long-time collaborator Andy Thompson’s Foundation Music, the Classic Album Sunday’s originator, co-founder of the Lucky Cloud System parties and David Mancuso protégé, turns in her ‘Cosmodelica Remix’ muscling up the track for the dancefloor, with a demon bassline, funk fuelled bass guitar, and cosmic acid lines. There’s also a dub for those who prefer a more stripped down but equally pumping affair.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: So good me and Pasta Paul almost conspired not to publicize it. Don't sleep on this absolute dancefloor bomb! Vocal and dub are killer; basement buggin' red light shit. NEED.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Lost And Looking (Cosmodelica Remix)
                        B1. Lost And Looking (Cosmodelica Dub)

                        ‘Lose Control’ is arguably one of the best songs written by Miguel Migs & Lisa Shaw - released in 2011 on the album ‘Outside The Skyline’ by Salted Music in partnership with Om Records. Italian house masters Micky More & Andy Tee provide a new package with three mixes to suit all tastes via their label, Groove Culture. Side A sees the vocal mix centred around a timeless Wurlitzer groove with a delectable bassline played live and an unexpected trumpet solo in the final part, all of which beautifully compliment Shaw’s dreamy vocals.

                        First up on the flip, a dub version for the dancefloor featuring an infectious piano and bass groove. The package ends with the B2 a rhodespella version played by maestro Riccardo Burattini who wrote an emotional arrangement for Lisa Shaw's voice. All in all, a timeless record and a must have.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Lose Control (Micky More & Andy Tee Vocal Mix)
                        B1. Lose Control (Micky More & Andy Tee Dub Mix)
                        B2. Lose Control (Micky More & Andy Tee Rhodespella)

                        Hatis Noit

                        Aura

                          There isn’t a more unique entry into a musical journey than that of Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, who today announces her much anticipated debut album Aura will be released June 24 on Erased Tapes.

                          Her musical awakening took place at the tender age of sixteen during a trek to Buddha's birthplace in Nepal. One morning when staying at a women’s temple she came across a female monk singing Buddhist chants whose otherworldly sounds moved her so intensely that she was instantly aware of the visceral power of the human voice; a primal and instinctive instrument that connects us to the very essence of humanity, nature and our universe. From that moment she knew singing was her calling.

                          The album title Aura was inspired by the German philosopher Walter Benjamin who used this term to describe the fundamental essence of art, which he believed is strongest in its original form, only happening once. Hatis agrees with this particular aspect as she realised, “during the pandemic, I really struggled. As a singer, I’m not very good at working on the computer. I much prefer doing live performances in physical spaces. Being with people, sharing the same space with them and feeling the atmosphere and energy of that moment, inspires me every time. To me art is that — that shared moment.” The gravitas of the pandemic caused Noit to look inwards and reflect. This resulted in the album becoming a remedy for what was going on in the world and ultimately to remember the joys and richness of life. Hatis adds to this sentiment, “we cannot live forever, do everything or be everywhere. But that makes our lives unique and invaluable. I wanted to be focused on our limitations and show how precious life is.”

                          The name Hatis Noit itself is taken from Japanese folklore, meaning the stem of the lotus flower. The lotus represents the living world, while its root represents the spirit world, therefore Hatis Noit is what connects the two. For Hatis, music represents the same netherworld with its ability to move and transport us to the other side; the past, a memory, our subconscious.

                          Through the opening piece ‘Aura’, which shares its title with the album, she evokes a haunting memory of getting lost in a forest in her birthplace Shiretoko, Hokkaido. “I felt as if I was close to my death, I could feel myself dissolving into and becoming a part of nature rather than just being an individual. This sense of awe and peace found there is always the place where I start making music from,” she remembers.

                          Years of perfecting her craft via live performances led her to the creation of this debut album which follows on from the introductory 2018 EP, Illogical Dance. An autodidact with an impressive range, Noit is inspired by Gagaku — Japanese classical music — folk music, operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, as well as avant-garde and pop vocalists to create her inimitable style. Hatis creates wordless music, unique song worlds with transcendent vocal interpretations of epic proportions — most evident on ‘Jomon’ where she channels the fierce, dynamic energy and power of prehistoric culture during Japan’s Jomon period.

                          Astonishingly all songs on this record were created using her voice only. The single exception being ‘Inori’ for which she took a field recording of the ocean only one kilometre away from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Hatis Noit had been invited there for a memorial ceremony which marked the re-opening of the area for local people to return to their homes. The emotive and compassionate song is dedicated to the lives lost due to 2011’s tsunami, but equally to the many beautiful memories people have of their hometown.

                          The album was recorded in Berlin where Noit laid down her vocals in just eight hours, before the pandemic forced her and producer Robert Raths to stay local and mix it in East London, which led to working with a new collaborator: engineer Marta Salogni. Between lockdowns it was decided to take the recordings and reamplify them in a local church to bring them closer to that moment of live performance. “It was almost like a miracle when Robert came up with the idea. That was the moment that changed everything for the album as the physical space with its organic ambience brought everything to life,” Hatis Noit recalls. 


                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: Hatis Noit's sound may at first seem quite minimalistic, being that it's crafted for voice alone, but it's the incredible range of sounds that she manages to coax out, rich with syncopation and melody, that really make the album such a gorgeous, unexpected treat. More genius from Hatis Noit and the always excellent Erased Tapes.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. Aura
                          2. Thor
                          3. Himbrimi
                          4. A Caso
                          Side B
                          5. Jomon
                          6. Angelus Novus
                          7. Inori
                          8. Sir Etok

                          Tasty new Omar S tackle on his FXHE imprint. "Miss Hunn'nay" utilizes a camp B52's vox to great effect; layering up his trademark fizzy perx, low kicks and a rumbling sub over a repeating piano line. It's quintessentially FXHE and will appeal to Omar S fans new and old.

                          "Money Hit Da Floor" is a luxurious, darker-tinted jam, again synonymous with the producer. Drums are mixed right up in your face whilst blurred atmospheres and detuned keyboard patches protrude from the fuzz.

                          Finally, we get a nice instrumental mix of "Ice Cream", the funky vocal album track off his last album. Here Supercoolwicked's vocals are removed, new string and synth lines added, and the arrangement stretched out for deep, extended club play - brilliant!

                          Limited import copies. 


                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Matt says: Trust Alex Smith to make a plethora of samples, synths and patches you'd never consider merging into one of his idiosyncratic, lo-fi house jams. Rich with that FXHE patina: cracking, snapping and thudding in allll the right places. A return form from our favourite pinball wizard!

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Miss Hunn'nay Extended Mix
                          Money Hit Da Floor Instramental Mix
                          Ice Cream Instramental Mix

                          Theo Parrish Feat. Maurissa Rose

                          It's Out Of Your Control

                          Second new Theo in as many weeks! This one features Maurissa Rose, the girl who provided the sultry, heart breaking vocals on "This Is For You" from 2019.

                          Sat atop of a concentric, tumbling acid line and frantic drums, Rose's soulful, fluttery utterances are a nice contast, adding air and light to what could be quite an intense and claustrophobic number. It's driving, it's soulful, it's undeniably Theo P! With the instrumental containing no vocals, we're taken deep into 3AM territory; charged acid thump that'll have you edging closer and closer to the speaker stacks!


                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Matt says: Maurissa Rose makes a welcome return after melting our hearts on "This Is For You". Not quite as mellow, and alive with Theo's frenetic MPC usage, "It's Out Of Your Control" looks set to woo lovers of sumptuous deep house this Summer...

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A. It's Out Of Your Control Feat. Maurissa Rose
                          B. It's Out Of Your Control (Instrumental Dub)

                          The Berlin based cartel return with some spicy splices and deadly dubs, exclusively on 7" vinyl put packing more punch than your average welter weight.

                          On the A side we have a deftly extended funk workout that just won't quit.

                          Over on the B, we have a slinky house jam based around a nicely sliced Joe Coleman loop... Both tracks kick like a mule and comes with a galvanized patina that will work brilliantly alongside house and breakbeat flavours in the club. 


                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Matt says: Pina make a welcome return with two, classy, understated cuts. No idea on source material, but these kickin' edits just get any mid session ticking along nicely. File alongside: Eddie C, Eros, NY Edits, To Rack And Ruin etc etc.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A. Transamazonica
                          B. Joe's Groove

                          RX-101

                          EP 2

                            This is class. Early Aphex Twin style techno and electronics dating back to the mid 90s. “EP 2” hones in on highlights from RX-101’s arsenal of warm, melodic techno gems. For those who crave playful analog basslines and wistful, evocative synth pads, you’ll be hooked within the first minute of opener “August ’97.” The references are clear: if you’re a fan of Bochum Welt or Aphex Twin’s “Selected Ambient Works Volume 1,” this 6-track 12” delivers just that sound - authentic, effortless and pure. You need this!

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Absolutely killer ep of authentic, "Selected Ambient Works" / Bochum Welt-era electronics. This sold in out a second at the end of last year, and featured in Kickin' Pigeons very own - 'acid classics of 2017'. In other words - it's completely essential. Limited repress!!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. August '97
                            A2. Morning Glory
                            A3. Like Yesterday

                            B1. Gemini Launcher
                            B2. Bloom (pt. 2)
                            B3. 101 Reasons

                            Sangam

                            Dystopian Memory

                              Dystopian Memory hums and crackles like it's imbued with life and electricity. Looping synth throbs weave around scattered ambient pads and glitched demi-spoken vocal snippets. 'Disconnect Me Like A USB' breathes like an organic being, but pulses of machinated synth and echoic saw wave jabs pull you out of the ether and back into the distant groove. 

                              It's pieces like 'Virus Pain' or 'Cabin Rainfall' that give the pieces room to breathe, with slowly shifting envelopes crystallising around affirming sub-bass particles, hinting at cyclic melody but beautifully falling short of any sort of predictable melodic route. It's beguiling and monolithic and astounding, all at once.

                              The choral abstractions of 'Chance For Something' help to lend an air of crescentic beauty, while the flickering electronics and syncopated loops help to stray away from the predictable melodic resolution, confounding traditional and expected routes in favour of the always surprising structural counterpoint.  

                              Beautifully evocative and unfathomably skilled ambient electronics as ever from the hugely talented Sangam. 

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: Stunning release, beautifully presented from one of the greatest labels in the game. a true ambient electronic gem.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Faded Remorse 03:28
                              2. Disconnect Me Like A USB 04:00
                              3. Remain Graceful 04:02
                              4. Virus Pain 03:01
                              5. High In The Shade 04:33
                              6. Cabin Rainfall 03:16
                              7. Bitter Life 04:00
                              8. Chance For Something 03:14
                              9. Zonbrid 03:20
                              10. Forever Dreampunk 07:08

                              Emerging from the shadows with 2021s ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ album, electro duo Sons of Slough see their debut 12” back in print via Perko’s Felt label. A quiet highlight of turn of the millennium-era British dance music that takes cues from the New York and Detroit schools of thought, ‘Live EP’ is rough, heavy and proves just as effective on the dancefloor two decades later. The Sons played shows with Richie Hawtin, Two Lone Swordsmen, Dave Clarke, The Chemical Brothers and more often performing (as the title might suggest) in a live context. Indeed, the A1 cut ‘Snares and Temptations’ was a regular fixture, reportedly taking the roof off the place at the first Dedbeat Weekender as well as some of the worlds less congenial establishments. It's a sharp, low-end laden assault on the senses making great use of a distorted vocal sample and Drexciyan-like drum programming. The other three cuts are equally as powerful, vocoders and squelchy messes of clicks and whirrs aplenty. The second instalment of Felt, 'Live EP' hints at the stylistic breadth yet to come via Perko's newly christened aural lovechild. Big tip for heads that like wild sound design and futuristic club aesthetics.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Super upfront club tackle here from Sons Of Slough, who've been causing quite a stir through their live shows. Here we get four of their biggest hits from touring with Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, The Chems etc; handily pressed onto fat wax for our indulgence!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Snares And Temptations
                              A2. I Can’t Hear The Stereo
                              B1. Boxhead
                              B2. Say It, Don’t Do It

                              Soul Reductions

                              Got To Be Loved

                              Buzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnnggggg!!!! Take Away turn the deep fat fryer up to 11 for release number three, enlisting Soul Reductions to drop one of the hottest peaktime scorchers of recent memory. Taking me back to the endless sunshine of the very late nineties, the London outfit loop up a riotous bit of disco heat before working the filters to the max and serving the whole thing on a slamming house 4/4. Jazzy guitar licks, rolling keys, drifting synthwork and a massive mainroom vocal all combine into the perfect bit of peaking summertime house - enjoy with your shirt off and your shades on. Things are no less banging on the flipside as "A Rose Is A Rose" heats a boogie banger from a simmer to a rolling boil, adding percolating bongo led percussion and a fat kick drum to beef up those glossy synth licks. A-grade foot fuel for the disco dancers and house heads!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Got 2 Be Loved
                              A Rose Is A Rose

                              Debut LP from TOHT. Presented as a continuous listen, paying homage to The KLF’s ‘Chill Out'. ‘Duration’ takes you on a quirky road trip from the first rays of day in the cool, thin air of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains leading you through cinematic landscapes to a hypnotic late night acid jam on an uncharted island.

                              Combining breaks, hypnotic beats, guitar hooks, found sound and acid bass with a dash of penny whistle thrown in for good measure; Norris Raider’s immersive production is a modern masterpiece.

                              Mastered by Star Delta Audio. Artwork by Norris Raider and Sez K.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Thin Air
                              A2. Widem
                              A3.Sacramentum
                              A4. Kinder Scarf
                              A5. The Place
                              B1. Quiet Strength
                              B2. Stoked
                              B3. Aves
                              B4. Clean Burn
                              B5. Shakshouka
                              B6. Other Than The Sun

                              G-Town enlist the extremely talented Tommy 2000 for an extended EP of hyper fluorescent breaks, fluming bass and aquaplaning house rapids.

                              5 tracks that will travel the length and breadth of your brain; from the epic opener and lead single, ‘Whales’, to the algebraic break sequences of ‘T-2000’, Tommy’s follow up to his debut EP on DJ Haus’ Dance Trax is about as mature a sound you could expect from any artist, let alone an 18 year old just dipping his toes in the water.

                              ‘Whales’ leads the way as an almost orchestral breakbeat builder-style track that reaches its peak gradually and really takes us for a ride as we step into the world of ‘2K Musik’. Following on from that, is the most classically-conventional track of the lot, ‘Baff’. The four to the floor backbone lulls the listener to be sucked into what is an entirely unique club track they’ve never even come close to hearing before. That is then spun on its head entirely when Tommy’s almost bookmark sound comes into play on the title track, ‘2K Musik’. Hammering us with breaks and unapologetic bass, this marriage of old school sounds with entirely dynamic arrangement and all around ingenuity tells us exactly what ‘2K Musik’ is all about.

                              We swap over to the B side then, without much of a break for air, and kick off with the ever-nautically themed ‘Tuna’. Totally transforming even more modern sounding breakbeat drum patterns and bending them to his will. This is an immersive exhibition into the world of Tommy 2000. The final stop on the line is ‘T-2000’. You want to stop and get off, but you can’t. Everytime you think you’ve got this track figured out, you haven’t. Snares coming crashing down and attacking the breaks just as you’ve began to comprehend the synthlines and pads that eb and flow off of each other as this crescendo takes us home and back to reality, as the needle lifts on what is only the beginning for one of dance music’s brightest stars on one of its realest labels. 


                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Reminds me a little of early Floating Points - twisted house-garage grooves sat atop neon synths and arrangements tight enough to strangle a cobra. Although Tommy 2000 likes to hit the accelerater a bit more! Promising stuff indeed from this rising 18 (!) year old.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Whales
                              A2. Baff
                              A3. 2k Musik
                              B1. Tuna
                              B2. T-2000

                              New record on Basic Spirit, Tornado Wallace and Jamie Tiller's label that brought us the sell-out Heart Sphere 12" which sampled both Robert Miles' "Children" and the E.R theme tune!

                              Making sure the second release is as hot as the first, Tornado steps up and delivers four high octane tracks that traverse house, techno and breakbeat.

                              “Dream Corner” comes in two flavours: stuttered vox and sweeping atmos complimenting the prog-informed breaks n bass on the OG, whilst the ‘speed bump’ mix rapidly ups the tempo for a skippier take; punctuated by an elongated breakdown in which the acceleration occurs. Both are gonna sound great in the open air with the sea reflecting the sun into your eyes in your favourite paradise dance location.

                              On the flip, “Sea Translation” takes cues from the breakbeat renaissance, rolling out a vintage-flavoured Bowlers styled cut; the type Il Bosco and DJ Absolutely Shit have been turning heads around the UK with recently. Nice to see Tornado jump on the bandwagon with a stylish tribute to the golden years of dance music. Finally, we get a dreamy ambient number to close off the EP. It’s another doozy from the label and bound to sell out sharpish.

                               

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: Following up that cult-adored E.R / Robert Miles-sampling first release; Basic Spirit head Tornado Wallace hits a purple patch on these two breakbeat-laden festival hits with a proggy and expansive outlook making it perfect for the open air. TIP!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Tornado Wallace Presents - Dream Corner (Original Mix)
                              A2. Tornado Wallace Presents - Dream Corner (Speed Bump Mix)
                              B1. Tornado Wallace Presents - Sea Translation
                              B2. Tornado Wallace Presents - Sea Translation (Resurrected Mix)

                              Ron Trent

                              Ron Trent Presents WARM - What Do The Stars Say To You

                                In 1990 Ronald Lee Trent Jr. was the teenage creator of Altered States – a raw, futuristic techno-not-techno anthem, which in retrospect was something of a stylistic anomaly for the young artist. Across subsequent years, with time spent in Chicago, New York and Detroit, came the development of his signature sound, and renown as a world class purveyor of deep, soul infused house/garage. This story has already been told, and on casual inspection, the well-worn platitude ‘house music legend’ is an old shoe that still fits. However, in fact, he’s actually so much more, and has been for quite a while. A genuine musician, songwriter, and ‘producer’ in the proper, old-school sense, the artist today has more in common with Quincy Jones than he does your average journeyman DJ track-hack.

                                To those in the know, these broader skills haven’t gone unnoticed, which is why on the highly collaborative, career-topping new LP ‘What Do The Stars Say To You’, it took little persuasion to recruit serious star power. Brazilian royalty Ivan Conti and Alex Malheriros from Azymuth, violin maestro Jean Luc Ponty, ambient hero Gigi Masin, hype band Khruangbin and more performed, whilst NY cornerstone François K provided mastering duties. At various points Ron himself played drums, percussion, keys, synths, piano, guitar and electronics.

                                Harking back to the 70s and 80s boom in adventurous, luxurious albums, WDTSSTY is a love letter to the longplayer, where rich musicality and a liquid smooth, silky flow make seemingly odd genre bedfellows acquiesce harmoniously. Each song its own high-fidelity odyssey, Trent incorporated a broad range of live instruments and electronics into a sophisticated, euphonic whole. Described by him as being “designed for harmonising with spirit, urban life and nature”, this is aural soul food, gently easing you into balmy nights, where everything is alright.

                                Originally wanting to be an architect, Trent’s views his approach to collaboration and music in general as having the same principles. A firm believer in the nourishing qualities of sound, he sees direct parallels between the two disciplines, being as the purpose of good architecture is to improve quality of life. “With WARM, through sound design, I built frameworks for the musicians, who furnished and occupied these struc tures beautifully, which was a big compliment for me”, he comments.

                                The conditions required for a good collab are more than simply structural though, as Trent expounds, “I’m a huge fan of everyone on the record, especially Jean Luc and Azymuth, who’re part of my DNA. Each track was made with that guest in mind – for example, when I started writing ‘Sphere’, I immediately thought ‘this IS Ponty’. I played the keys in his style, and did a guide violin solo using a synth, which he then redid, amazingly. ‘Cool Water’ is based around Azymuth themes, so when I sent it to Ivan, he could immediately see himself in the piece; He got what I was going for straight away. For ‘Melt Into You’ I hit up Alex on Instagram, sent him the track, he liked it, and within 24 hours he’d sent back six different bass passes!”

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. Cool Water Feat. Ivan Conti (Azymuth) And Lars Bartkuhn
                                A2. Cycle Of Many
                                A3. Admira Feat. Gigi Masin
                                A4. Flowers Feat. Venecia
                                A5. Melt Into You Feat. Alex Malheiros (Azymuth)
                                B1. Flos Potentia (Sugar, Cotton, Tabacco) Feat. Khruangbin
                                B2. Sphere Feat. Jean-Luc Ponty
                                B3. WARM
                                B4. On My Way Home
                                B5. What Do The Stars Say To You




                                Tom Van Der Geld

                                Small Mountain

                                  In 1986, the vibraphonist Tom Van Der Geld composed his personal ode to creation, a tonal poem for all natural beings. Small Mountain reveal a pure minimalist inspiration, a vibrant style of sound variations that is decidedly more Zen-Impressionistic than the mathematical-metaphysical works of Steve Reich. This music, for four marimbas and other percussion instruments suggests an emotional osmosis with all the elements, a flow of ecstatic progressions that is more immanence than transcendence. It's the rain that falls softly on fragrant moss or the fog that hides the frost on the grass; an exotic spectrum of mutliform colours, dances of leaves, branches, sticks, fronds, lianas, swirls of petals and bark. Ode to the wind, to the rainforest, a psalm to the waters energy that opens the portals of the temples of Nature. As in the aboriginal songlines, every place or being on Planet Earth becomes, through music, space for the sacred.

                                  Levon Vincent

                                  Concrete Jungle EP

                                  More tracks from the inimitable NJ producer. Best one for ages in my opinion. Two cutting edge, fiery hot club weapons that'll whip the floor into a salivating frenzy.

                                  As is often the case, two variations on one theme. Side A has more going on in the mid to high registers - a rattling synth line, woodblocks, splashy hats etc. Side B concentrates on testing the frequency response and bass capabilities of your sub woofer; a poised and classy exercise in late nite dub / tech voodoo.

                                  Stripped back, powerful body tracks with a club-focused arrangement and heavy pressing. DJs U need this!!


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Matt says: Strobe-lit warehouse throbbers from the NJ staple. Best one for ages in my opinion. Two nice variations on one devilish theme.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A. Concrete Jungle
                                  B. Concrete Jungle

                                  More bump-n-shuffle from Chi-town wizard - Boo Williams. Three tracks that find our favourite slinky wizard in sterling form for 2022!

                                  Synth lines glow with a radioactive hue, piano lines pull at our heartstrings and dreamy solos emerge from the twisting grooves on "Distant Land" which actually had hints of Carl Craig's "Another Day EP" through its instrumentation. "Livng Waters" has that suspended yet driving energy synonymous with much of Boo's output. "7 Days" again, hovers with that mystical and ethereal energy Boo harnesses so well.

                                  An upper tier deep house overlord, Boo Williams continues provide us with relentless late night grooves that it's impossible not to wiggle to. Recommended.



                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Matt says: Quintessential Boo Williams musica - hoovering and gliding with more shuffle than deck of cards. He's the best at it; and lost none of his impetus in 2022. Golden house music for a Chi-town originator.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side 1
                                  1. Distant Land (extended Vinyl Mix)
                                  Side 2
                                  1. Living Waters
                                  2. 7 Days

                                  Various Artists

                                  Dave Lee - Produced With Love II

                                    The follow up to his 2017 album, Produced With Love II is a collection of brand new songs from one of the UK’s most longstanding, respected and fiercely independent artists. In a flash-in-the-pan industry like music, Dave Lee’s career is notable for both its longevity and consistency. As a record producer and remixer, DJ and curator, he’s now clocked up well over 30 years and, if such things existed, would be nailed on for a carriage clock for long service to add to the numerous hits and landmarks he’s enjoyed over a storied career.

                                    His latest album, Produced With Love II, continues the work he started with 2017’s superb collection. Incorporating aspects of house, soul and disco and crafted with the attention to detail you’d expect from someone of Lee’s heritage and calibre, Produced With Love II comprises 12 brand new songs and will arrive in June 2022.

                                    The writing process has always remained the same and Dave has always preferred to work face-to-face with artists whenever possible – albeit with a few enforced remote sessions due to the pandemic. Released as the lead single from the album in April, Starlight sees Lee team up with Omar: a former principal percussionist of the Kent Youth Orchestra and later a graduate of the Guildhall School Of Music who was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to music. Starlight is a gorgeous, mid-tempo dance record, with Omar’s silky vocals backed up with rich production: soaring live strings, groove-laden clav and synth over a chugging bassline creating a heady, inviting atmosphere.

                                    It’s an almost viscerally life-affirming record: a theme that continues throughout the entire album. Take a track like ‘If You Ever Need Somebody feat. Tiffany T’zelle', or ‘Taste My Love' with vocals from the aforementioned Billy Valentine. These songs would stand toe-to-toe with any soul standard from the 70s or 80s: to have production this rich and bold in 2022 isn’t far short of miraculous. And that’s what you get throughout Produced With Love II – an attention to detail and level of creative collaboration rarely seen. It’s why a Dave Lee album is a rare thing. These things take time, but when they do come along, it’s something worth treasuring

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Matt says: Modern supremo Dave Lee refuses to retire from his console; rolling out another jam packed and unmissable selection of disco, boogie, soul and house - all new productions and featuring a wealth of talent old and new. Don't need to tell you how collectable this series is do I?!

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    CD 

                                    Disc 1:
                                    1. Raw Essence Feat Lifford “Do It Again”
                                    2 .Mistura Feat Tiffany T’zelle “If You Ever Need Somebody”
                                    3. Dave & Omar “Starlight”
                                    4. Dave & Maurissa “Look At The Stars”
                                    5. Dave Lee Feat Billy Valentine “Taste My Love”
                                    6. Mistura Feat Jemini “Want Me Back”
                                    7. The Sunburst Band “Magnificent Mango”
                                    8. Foreal People Feat Xan Blacq “Raise A Blaze”
                                    9. The Sunburst Band Feat Angela Johnson “Face The Love”
                                    10. Dave Lee Feat Billy Valentine “Power Of The Mind” (Power Trip Mix)
                                    11. Jayenne Feat. Gina Carey – “Love Walked In The Room”
                                    12. The Sunburst Band “Let’s Do It In Style”

                                    Disc 2:
                                    1. Leroy Burgess – “One Plus One” (Dave Lee Extended Mix)
                                    2. Kokomo – “Use Your Imagination” (Dave Lee Re Imagined Mix)
                                    3. Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Dave Lee Philly World Mix)
                                    4. Str4ta “After The Rain” (Dave Lee Alternative II Mix)
                                    5. Destiny II “Play 2 Win” (Dave Lee Destination Boogie Mix)
                                    6. Sunburst Band Feat Wayne Hernandez “Listen Love” (Dave Lee Jazz Funk Renaissance Mix)
                                    7. Prospect Park “Shake It Up Tonight” (Dave Lee Disco Re Shake)
                                    8. The Vison Feat Andreya Triana “Mountains” (Dave Lee Live And Direct Extended Mix)
                                    9. Roland Wrightangle Feat Darcus “In Your Blood” (Dave Lee Funk In Your Blood Mix)
                                    10. Ja’Shay “Shout Hallelujah” (Dave Lee Redemption Mix)

                                    LP

                                    Disc 1:
                                    A1. Dave & Omar – Starlight
                                    A2. Jayenne Feat. Gina Carey - Love Walked In The Room
                                    B1. Foreal People Feat. Xan Blacq - Raise A Blaze.
                                    B2. Mistura Feat. Jemini - Want Me Back

                                    Disc 2:
                                    C1 Dave Lee Feat. Billy Valentine - Taste My Love
                                    C2 Mistura Feat. Tiffany T'Zelle - If You Ever Need Somebody
                                    C3 The Sunburst Band Feat. Angela Johnson - Face The Love.
                                    D1 Raw Essence Feat. Lifford - Do It Again
                                    D2 Dave Lee Feat. Billy Valentine - Power Of The Mind (Power Trip Mix)
                                    D3 The Sunburst Band - Let's Do It In Style

                                    Bonus 12”:
                                    E1 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Don't Leave Me This Way (Dave Lee Philly World Mix)
                                    F1 Kokomo - Use Your Imagination (Dave Lee Re-Imagined Mix)

                                    A family affair since the early days, WOLF Music have been shining a light on the scenes and sounds the duo are ingrained in. Staying true to form and rolling deep for WOLFEP065, the spotlight turns to a selection of familiar faces and new recruits for a four track VA EP that’s strictly for the groovers.

                                    WOLF OG, man like Medlar kicks it off in signature style with 'Bandit', a heads-down, techno-tinged trip. Machine music with the soul of south London. Next, professor of the dark arts, Manuel Darquart, conjures up the aptly named 'Euphoria' a deep, ‘90s leaning house excursion, synth wizardry and all, that works just as well as a sunset cruiser, as it does an end of the night closer.

                                    On the flip, two long time listeners, first time callers, with a double dose of debuts on the label. Jon Sable takes the B1 with 'Infinite Care', offering up that trademark strong and Sable, In Dust We Trust flavour. Deep, emotive, intricate house with a nod to the worlds of Bruk and Chicago house melded together with that NZ feel.

                                    Closing it out, debut number two comes in the form of rising star moon who lays down a beatsy, broken earworm ‘Handmade’ featuring some dreamy bars from Tamu.

                                    Full crew, through and through – this one hits different!

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Millie says: Some delicious beats, WOLF presents Friends & Family, strictly house and compiled to highlight the best tunes for this summer heat.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Medlar - Bandit
                                    A2. Manuel Darquart - Euphoria
                                    B1. Jon Sable - Infinite Care
                                    B2. Moon Feat. Tamu - Handmade


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