NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS FRIDAY, JUNE 27
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dudes… this week is all about dubstep, dance and donuts(!?)… oh yeah, and some choice rock and noise as well… check em out below! oh, and if yr curious ‘bout the donuts, come on by the brooklyn flea on sunday. healey and i hope to swing by the donut plant on our way up and grab a dozen. so if you get there early, we’ll lay a tres leches donut on you (first come, first served, natch). of course if you miss out on the donuts, have no fear, because along with some amazing soft/hard goods vendors, there is a plethora of great eats to be had at the flea, so you won’t go hungry. also, as per before, if there’s anything on the updates you’re interested in and would like me to bring up to the flea, give me a call… see you soon!
as always, many of the titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below, feel free to call or email me, I will gladly hold items for up to a week.
prices do not include shipping and handling. for those of you shipping within the continental united states I offer a 5.00usd flat shipping rate for any amount of records and/or compact discs. shipping cost for international orders are calculated on an order by order basis. payments for orders can be made via paypal or with a credit card by telephone between 12-6pm/est.
i also offer bike messanger service via timecycle couriers. for the low cost of 10.00usd i can deliver any amount of records and/or cds you wish to purchase to your center city philadelphia location (this includes some parts of south, west and north philadelphia) within two hours (and for those of you who need your records even faster, we also offer ‘rush’ service for the low flat rate of 20.00usd for any amount of records/cds delivered to you within one hour). of course, we are still more than happy to ship records via the usps within philadelphia. as with the international shipments, orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.
ROCK, POP AND PSYCHEDELIC
COLOURED BALLS- BALL POWER CD (aztec music, australia)
*shop favorite restocked… When we started the Aztec Music label, we made a list of the albums that we hoped to reissue and this absolute classic was certainly one our top choices! Ball Power was a defining moment in the history of Aussie music and one of the greatest guitar-driven hard rock albums of the 1970s. By the time Lobby Loyde formed the Coloured Balls in March 1972, he was already a 12-year veteran of the local music scene. Working his way through R&B legends The Purple Hearts, psychedelic heroes The Wild Cherries and onto the bluesy Aztecs, Loyde had well and truly established his reputation as Australia 's pre-eminent guitar master. By the beginning of 1973, the band's standing was such that they put in an astonishing performance at the second annual Sunbury Festival. Loyde's legendary 16-minute, freeform showpiece 'G.O.D.', a searing cosmic heavy metal epic that surely stands as one of the greatest performances ever recorded by an Australian band of the era is included here as one of the 7 bonus tracks. After releasing 2 singles on the Havoc label, the Coloured Balls Signed to EMI. With help from producer Ian D. Miller and highly experienced engineer John Sayers the band knocked out Ball Power in a couple of weeks. One of the great progressive hard rock LPs of the era, Ball Power really had a lot going for it: great songs, inspirational playing, attitude to burn and an experimental edge that would have frightened the hell out of any lesser band.
COLOURED BALLS- HEAVY METAL KID CD (aztec music, australia)
*shop favorite restocked… With the dawning of 1974, the future looked bright for the Coloured Balls. Their album Ball Power sat in the Melbourne Top 10 (national #13) and their performance at Sunbury 1974 over the Australia Day weekend had been a triumph. They were at the peak of their powers, one of the country's top live draws Yet, by the end of the year, fate had intervened and the band was simply crumbling under the weight of outside pressures: EMI calling for hit singles; the national media branding them as anti-social misfits; a wave of violence unfolding at their gigs around the country. The image, perpetrated by the media, sat uneasily with the members of the Coloured Balls -- one of the most misunderstood bands of the early 1970s. Fortunately, they left behind another great album in Heavy Metal Kid. Like Ball Power, this album retains a power and strength of purpose to this day, displaying an adventurous spirit and further reaffirmation of the band's status as a pioneering progressive / hard rock outfit. Heavy Metal Kid is presented in a 6 panel digi-pak with a 24 page booklet filled with rare photos & liner notes by Ian McFarlane. It has been digitally remastered with 7 bonus tracks.
V/A- THE COMPLETE HAVOC SINGLES 1971-1973 2CD (aztec music, australia)
*Melbourne's short-lived Havoc Records label ran from 1971 to 1973 and released landmark releases from some of Australia's greatest ever bands. The monster-selling Aztecs Live! At Sunbury, and the all-time Aztecs' classic Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy were the biggest sellers, but the label also released notable platters from Lobby Loyde (with the Coloured Balls and The Wild Cherries), Carson, Thump'n Pig & Puff'n Billy, Michael Turner In Session, Ash, Chook (best Aussie band name ever?) and Star Spangled Banger. Aztecs' drummer Gil Matthews was the house engineer/producer for Havoc and produced all nineteen singles and five albums (including his own release 'Little Dove'/'Gil's Thing'). The label was a testament to Havoc boss Frank Smith's eclectic taste -- apart from the 'Oz Rock' stable listed above, there were Jasmine's Dory Previn covers, Robbie Snowden's ridiculous 'Hot Pants Sue' and the ultra-rare soundtrack A City's Child. The entire 1971-1973 singles are collected in this 2CD deluxe package with 2 bonus tracks from Carson and David Pickard. 8-panel digipak with a 24 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes by Ian McFarlane.
THE PEACE- BLACK POWER LP (groovie, spain)
*The Peace were an obscure band from Copperbelt, Zambia. According to some rumours, they were in fact a band from the Zambian Air Force... Before they became The Peace the band was called The Boyfriends, a popular local band featuring Ted Makombe and Emmanuel Chanda from another legendary band from Zambia, The Witch. Recorded at Malachite Studios, Chingola, in the mid '70s, Black Power is one of the rarest psych-rock records ever released in Africa. Killer Afro-psychedelic rock sound, the missing piece from the weird and amazing African Afro-rock '70s puzzle along with other rare as hell records like The Witch, Amanaz and Question Mark." We've been warned that the sound of this reissue is problematic, so please bear in mind when ordering: "The sound for this album is not perfect at all. It's understandable that it's probably impossible to get a good condition copy of the original vinyl to remaster, as this is so so rare even to find in trashed condition. So it has remastered with a decent result in the most part of the album... but there are two songs that have some prominent noise.
AVANT GARDE AND NOISE
MOONDOG- THE VIKING OF SIXTH AVENUE CD (honest jon’s, uk)
*shop favorite stocked for the first time on cd… Previously licensed to Astralwerks in the U.S., now re-released on its original label, Honest Jon's, with new and improved gatefold card wallet sleeve packaging. Poet, composer, street musician and cosmologist Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin, 1916-1999) learned rhythm from American Indians and counterpoint from J.S. Bach. Many of his recordings feature instruments he built himself: trimba, yukh, tuji, oo. Sometimes you can hear in the background the streets of New York, where Moondog often slept. In addition, he was blind, due to an accident when he was 15. Sometime in the 1950s, fed up with being mistaken on the street for Christ (his regular busking spot was uptown on Sixth) Moondog put on a Viking costume, with spear and horned helmet; and he dressed like this until the late 1970s (by which time he was working with orchestras in Germany). Moondog's renown was extensive: Igor Stravinsky lobbied a judge on Moondog's behalf. Charlie Parker wanted to play with him, Julie Andrews DID play with him, and he was feted by the likes of Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando, and Steve Reich. Andy Warhol's mother designed one of his covers, and Weegee took photographs of him (included in the booklet). Janis Joplin covered him, Mr. Scruff owes him badly, and Antony and the Johnsons covers his songs. This is the first retrospective of Moondog's music -- 36 tracks from 1949-1995, most of them exceptionally rare, all of them miraculous.
OAKEATER- MOLECH LP (nihilist, usa)
*Dark occult ambient from Chicago's blackest pit. This being their debut vinyl release, with two amazing side long tracks. Molech, is a bit of spellcasting ritual power, where Prophecy, comprised of only pump organs, creating dense textural soundscapes. Limited to 300 copies on 140 gram black vinyl.
IRR.APP.(EXT.)/PANICSVILLE- SPLIT LP (nihilist, usa)
*Over three years in the making! The venerable and exquisite Irr. App. (Ext.) create some of the most intriguing experimental work being produced these days, not to mention the amazing accompanying visual art of Mat Waldron which will make this release an instant classic. Panicsville delve deeper into a place of uncharted plasma coated dreams, to deliver a surrealistic soundtrack for decaying matter. This LP is in an edition of 500 copies pressed on 140 gram marbled vinyl, housed in pro-pressed jackets.
MLEHST- NOTES OF OBSCURE ORIGIN LP (nihilist, usa)
*Nihilist is extremely proud to present "Notes of Obscure Origin" by MLEHST. From a history shrouded in mystery, and a back catalog of recordings treading dark and strange territories, Mlehst delivers their finest work here with "Notes of Obscure Origin". Recorded in 1996, and now 10 years later this ominously eerie album has been unleashed from some dark pit! For those of you unfamiliar with the work of MLEHST, (similiar to early Whitehouse & Nurse With Wound) this is most certainly a definitive example of their greatness. This LP will be a limited edition of 200 copies on 140 gram black vinyl with cover artwork by Andy Ortmann.
THE BROKEN PENIS ORCHESTRA- TESTICLE DIFFICULTIES LP (nihilist, usa)
*Dick Flick conductor in chief, displays a wild and twisted array of sound collages that pull your ears through your brain and back again, (not unlike early Negativland or Nurse With Wound). This is the debut LP for B.P.O. and will be a limited pressing of 300 copies on 152 gram black vinyl.
V/A- THE WIERD COMPILATION VOLUME II: ANALOGUE ELECTRONIC MUSIC 2008 4LP (wierd, usa)
*An international collection of 39 trax by 30 bands producing contemporary music with analogue synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. This release is made up of four vinyl LPs packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and accompanied by a 32-page 12" x 12" book containing lyrics, band bios, and over 300 photos, many taken from live performances at the weekly Wierd label party, which has been active in New York City since 2003. Also included in the booklet is a statement of purpose for this vast project entitled 2008: The Analogue Synthesizer as a Folk Instrument of Humanist Resistance that is as ambitious conceptually as it is musically. Over the past several years, electronic musicians have slowly removed themselves from the visceral aspect of musical expression as they have more completely embraced the computer as the generator of contemporary sounds. It is in this climate that the Wierd Compilation Volume II proposes that analogue electronic music no longer represents a post-apocalyptic vision of an uncertain 'post-human' future as it once did at the inception of New Wave in the late 1970s. Today, the situation is precisely the opposite. In the world of 'click and drag' virtual software synths, the analogue instrument represents a new form of resistance by preserving and affirming the human presence of the artist through his direct interaction with the machines and the electricity that runs through them. In doing so, the supposedly outdated instrument is reborn as a folk instrument not unlike the acoustic guitar, violin, or hand drum. Inspired by the seminal compilations of early industrial music such as Xtract Records' The Elephant Table Album and Three Minute Symphony, Third Mind Records' Life at the Top, and the Insane Music cassette series, the Wierd Compilation Volume II brings together independent artists from the new minimal electronic music scene emerging in New York, Miami, and all throughout continental Europe with the firmly established noise scene in the U.S. In the same spirit that these early genre-traversing compilations brought together both pop and experimental artists who were united by their resistance to the superficial excesses of commercial New Wave, the artists on this release are united by their DIY attitude and their resistance to the virtual excesses of modern laptop pop. All have found analogue synthesizers to be the ideal instrument for producing raw, emotive music in a world where the human touch and presence is quickly getting clicked and dragged into oblivion. Artists include: A Squared (Germany), A Vague Disquiet (w/ Mark Solotroff of Bloodyminded, ex-Intrinsic Action/Chicago), Angel of Decay (Jonathan Canady of Deathpile/PA), Audiodakt (Germany), Charlie Draheim (Ypsilanti, MI), Demons (w/ Nate Young of Wolf Eyes/Detroit), Carlos Giffoni (No Fun Productions/NYC), Cadaver in Drag (Lexington, KY), Envenomist (Columbus, OH), Epee du Bois (NYC), Flesh Graey Display (Miami), Hive Mind (Ann Arbor, MI), Human Puppets (Athens, Greece), Led er Est (NYC), Martial Canterel (NYC), Opus Finis (Miami), Ronin (Miami), The Siamese Pearl (Miami), Pax Titania (Tallahassee, FL), Private Entertainment (Moscow, Russian Federation), Sleep Museum (NYC), Spine Scavenger (Aaron Dilloway, ex-Wolf Eyes), Staccato du Mal (Miami), Three to Forgotten (NYC), Tobias Bernstrup (Stockholm, Sweden), Vendome (Andreas Sippel of Second Decay/Germany), Waves (Damion Romero and John Wiese / Los Angeles), Wave Tank(Athens, Greece), Xeno and Oaklander(NYC), Zug Im Veins(w Geert Coppens of Twilight Ritual/Belgium).
V/A- THE WIERD COMPILATION 3LP/7in. (wierd, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Wierd Records in New York City is pleased to present as its innaugural release the “Wierd Compilation”(VR001), featuring 32 tracks by 15 bands which have performed live at WIERD - Brooklyn’s premier weekly DJ and live music party showcasing artists and DJs working within the post-wave, coldwave, and minimal synth genres of alternative pop and dance music since 2003. The sound of this international collection of bands ranges from uptempo analog synthesizer based electronic dance music influenced by early minimal synth and industrial dance to post-wave guitar driven music suggesting the influence of the European Coldwave and classic British and American post-punk sounds. The “Wierd Compilation” is made up of 3 vinyl LPs and a 7” vinyl single packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, and is accompanied by a 26 page 12” x 12” glossy print book containing over 500 pictures of the bands, and live performances at the WIERD Party. The Wierd Compilation was Produced by WIERD Party founder, artist and DJ Pieter Schoolwerth, and engineered by Marco Corales at Bonus Room Studio in Atlanta, and will be pressed in a hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies.
FOLK, BLUES AND ROOTS
C JOYNES- THE RUNNING BOARD LP (great pop supplement, uk)
*"In a certain way Fahey was a God - and as all Gods he left a legion of followers who continue to spread his word. Some of them include , most notably , Jack Rose, Ben Chasny, Glenn Jones, Greg Malcom or James Blackshaw, just to name a few. To this list of notable names in the exploration of acoustic guitar and the fingerpicking language a new name must be add : C. Joynes." numbered edition of 200.
FUNK AND SOUL
V/A- SOUL MESSAGES FROM DIMONA 2LP (numero group, usa)
*The Numero Group discovers yet another stop on the soul diaspora tour: Dimona, Israel. Between 1975-1981, a group of American ex-pats took the native sounds of their Detroit and Chicago homes, combines them with the messages of the Israeli Black Hebrew culture and declared Dimona the center of the spiritual universe. The results are a joyful mix of spiritual soul, jazz, and Old Testament gospel psychedelia. Featuring the Soul Messengers, the Spirit Of Israel, Sons Of The Kingdom, and the Tonistics, Soul Messages From Dimona is the only living document of a thriving community at both the center and edge of the world. Deluxe CD and 2LP set comes stuffed with rare pictures, sleeves and expansive liner notes about the African Hebrew Israelites' journey from the sounds of slavery to the intonations of liberty.
DUBSTEP AND GRIME
LIKHAN- QUMRAN/DAOINE SIDHE 12” (7even, france)
*Likhan is one of the original pioneers of dubstep in France. After years behind the decks spinning jungle and UK Garage on the French dancefloors he started producing in 2002, when the sound was 'dark garage.' He's already getting support from the scene leaders in dubstep including Mary Anne Hobbs who played his tracks several times. His eclectic musical influences and his safe knowledge of bass music makes Likhan's productions easily recognizable. Tight production, subtle effects and a clever use of sampling create a unique mystic musical universe. His debut twelve Terre/Uwill on 7even Recordings received a large wave of appreciation being selected as 'Single Of The Week' by Boomkat.com. An instant sell out! Likhan's back with this double A side 12'' confirming his musical talents and creativity. Two massive tracks combining dubstep, techno and dub sounds, rhythms and vibes with an impeccable production and unfussy arrangements. Qumran and Daoine Sidhe are already supported by major DJs including Mary Anne Hobbs and Bunzero. Likhan is pushing boundaries and keeping the development and enrichment of style and function at the forefront of masterly sonic objectives.
LIKHAN- TERRE/UNWILL 12” (7even, france)
*restocked… "There's really very little music released under the dubstep umbrella that gets us excited these days, but the last couple of weeks have been an absolute treasure trove of low-end goodness for the more progressive bass-heads among you. Enter Likhan, a French operator who we know close to nothing about but who's pushing all the right buttons as far as we're concerned, here punching in two stripped bass killers that will absolutely crush dub reductionists amongst you with its impeccable production and unfussy arrangements. Admittedly we think this material sounds much much better slowed down to 33, but nonetheless Likhan has bought himself entry to that exclusive club inhabited by the likes of A Made Up Sound, Peverelist, Appleblim, T++ and the like, pushing boundaries and keeping the development and enrichment of style and function at the forefront of masterly sonic objectives."
MUNDO- FEAR NO ONE/HEAR YOUTS 10” (dub assembly, uk)
*Latest drops from Texan badman Jason Mundo on Dub Assembly. 'Fear No One' rocks a taut rhythm beneath his rampant bass growl while Mundo tweaks out chops worthy of a big soundsystem. 'Hear Youts' employs screwed basslines inside the breakbeat meets steppers envelope and adds a fractured top end dubbed to infinity. Rude.
DUBCHILD- LETHAL DUBZ PT. 2 12” (heavy artillery, uk)
*Dubchild leads the charge for Rossi B and Luca's Heavy Artillery movement, featuring on 004 with the dubstep wobbler 'Mighty Riddim' and 006 with his huge remix of Calenda's 'Forever.' This second volume of Lethal Dubz for the label features 4 stand-out instrumental tracks, covering the full spectrum of the underground UK sound currently taking the world by storm combining dubstep, grime, UKG, electro and break beat influences, this guy knows no boundaries. Standout cut has to be the appropriately named 'Knockout Riddim,' solely for the exterminator bassline -- murder.
FORSAKEN- HYPNOTISED/FIGHTING SPIRIT 12” (immerse, uk)
*Bristol-based Forsaken has been producing his uniquely musical mix of beats and bass for several years now, garnering attention from across the world, the web and blogosphere, but vinyl releases have been scarce save for a tune on Immerse Records' Substratum EP and a 12" for Peverelist's imprint Punch Drunk. Luckily, Immerse Records, celebrating its 2nd year, steps once more into the fray to deliver an imaginative twelve from Forsaken which is joyously unfettered by trends or orthodoxies, and full of his obvious love for music, melody and color. 'Hypnotised' takes a snippet of Tweet as its mantra and builds a bumpy groove around it, where busy kicks and snare drums are surrounded by snaking bass, and a subtle skank punctuates the organic blend of Rhodes and strings. Heads down, eyes shut and let the beats run riot. 'Fighting Spirit' takes a more epic approach, blending eastern zithers with a wild selection of ethnic percussion that takes a cue from London's emerging Funky scene. Mixed with thunderous bass and soothing pads, Forsaken carefully balances the mood to create a sure-fire future classic.
KUTCAINE & RYBACK- FRATTON/CHAMPION 10” (smbc, uk)
*Fresh dubstep business from Manc yunguns Kutcaine & Ryback for SMBC records. A-side 'Fratton' is an ambitious dubstep effort, coming on with the halfstep framework and sub heavy bass drops, but containing more edits and switches than your average orthodox dubbers track. 'Champion' on the flip takes the edits further, cutting up some breakbeats into floor-friendly shapes.
JOKER/TRG- SNAKE EATER/MOVE DIS 12” (soul motive, uk)
*New label Soul Motive with a stunning debut. Based in Bristol, UK, Soul Motive is dedicated to bringing you quality, bass-driven music from dance floor bangers to deep leftfield styles, from breaks to 4/4 and everything in between. Think Planet Mu meets Mo Wax. Think music to get your skank on. SMR001 is a double A-side featuring two of dubstep and grime's heaviest, most talked-about artists. Coming as a fully art-worked single release on vinyl, this is the start of something. Joker - 'Snake Eater' -- coming with his first official release since his critically acclaimed EP on Earwax, Joker's next release has been hotly anticipated from grime and dubstep fans alike. Presenting a different style to his previous offerings, 'Snake Eater' is a crunk banger with a grime twist, a soul-grabbing vocal hook and a seriously healthy dose of bass. Instant reload! TRG ? 'Move Dis' -- Romanian TRG is very much man of the moment and is playing an influential part in helping dubstep remember its UK garage roots. With a plethora of releases on a wide range of labels he is shaping the sound of now. 'Move Dis' is a classic swinging steppa with a nasty, rolling bassline underpinning the subtle percussive groove. Guaranteed to make ya shake.
SARANTIS- SOCIETY/ECLIPSE 12” (subsonik, uk)
*Close followers of the dubstep scene will be all too aware of the mighty Transition cutting rooms, tucked away on an anonymous industrial estate in deepest south London. You know you're onto a big tune when Jason, the seasoned and gregarious engineer there, deigns to make a comment etched into the runout groove of the bassiest lacquers in England. For 'Society,' the succinct comment is 'Oh my god' -- ticklers style top end plays over mammoth bass drops until the breakdown, a heavily mangled diva vocal takes the track into lift off -- big tune 'Eclipse' is righteous tackle for all you ravers out there, muscular hyperspeed percussion skitters over seismic low end pressures -- killer materials from Manchester's own Subsonik label, an imprint growing in authority with every release.
SUKH KNIGHT- BORN INVINCIBLE 12” (true tiger, uk)
*After months of heavy support from the underground's tastemakers, the debut EP from dubstep producer extraordinaire Sukh Knight is set to hit shelves on 12th May. Marking the way as True Tiger's first vinyl foray into dubstep (having previously featured in conjunction on releases with labels such as Kraken and Destructive) the Born Invincible EP is an indication of things to come from the label and producer. The list of supporters of Sukh Knight reads as a who's who of electronic music's royalty: Sinden, Hatcha, N-Type, Mary Anne Hobbs, Ras Kwame and many more. Plastician closed the night at a recent legendary DMZ event, giving you an idea of the impact this debut has made. The EP itself takes a trip through Sukh's inspirations and talent, and has given True Tiger the opportunity to really exercise the modern approach to marketing exciting underground music. The highly sought after Born Invincible, after months of exclusive play from dubstep's top echelon, has now been graced with a video to celebrate Sukh's love of old kung fu films that inspired the tune. Jinglist has been one of the repeated anthems on radio and at raves for the past 5 months, with its thudding bassline and eerie atmospherics. Finally Sukh Knight brings one of the UK's hottest artists Badness on board to lace 'Shooting Stars,' combining an element of dubstep's old roots with the new jump up style of dubstep that has emerged in the past two years. With radio play on BBC Radio 1, Kiss 100, BBC 1Xtra, Pyroradio, Rinse FM, Sub FM and more, there is no doubt that you will be hearing Sukh's tracks at clubs, on radio and at festivals worldwide for a long time to come.
ROOTED- RIGHTEOUSNESS/BABYLON BOXER 12” (wonderland, uk)
*After a welcome and overdue revival of the original half-step anthem 'What' riddim for WND 002, Wonderland tough it up with some dread futurism inna 2008 dubstep style. Sanctified dub wise movements gather under a toast to jah -- one listen to the low end rigors of 'Righteousness' and you can just imagine the haul up requests projecting through the summer dances. Possibly even better is the tubby young jammy 'Babylon Boxer' which rides a prime steppers riddim apparently from its seventies origins, through the twock and synthetics of the dancehall era, slap bang landing in the enhanced bass pressure of modern production values. Outright sound system killer.
HOUSE, TECHNO AND DISCO
THE TOXIC AVENGER- BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO 12” (boxon, france)
*Including remixes from Les Petits Pilous (Boys Noize Records) and Leonard De Leonard (Ekler'o'Shock Records).
MODESELEKTOR- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! REMIXED #1 12” (bpitch control, germany)
*This is the first remix package of Happy Birthday!, by Berlin-based Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary aka Modeselektor. "Godspeed" and "The White Flash" (feat. Thom Yorke) are the first out of a row of remixes. "Godspeed," with its emotional bass lines, has never been released on vinyl. "The White Flash" is a stunning and acclaimed collaboration, and Trentemøller's remix is a monster with a tight beat that hits the spot. Yorke's vocals stand alone, only supported by a lovely chord. Stunning.
SETY- SWEET & SOUR 12” (circus company, france)
*After 8 years of running Circus Company, Sety finally releases his first EP. "Mogane" is a deep house track with a strong cinematic vibe that builds into intergalactic territory. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts' remix has an extra-funky bass line, a jacking start-stop groove, and some chopped-up gospel samples. "Fogo Puro" has fresh percussion, vocal accents, and a low-end piano loop. The bonus beat of "Fogo Puro" strips it down to just the vocal percussion and the basic groove.
IN FLAGRANTI- FIRMLY PLANTED MEMORIES 12” (codek, switzerland)
*A new In Flagranti under his own moniker. Four-tracker of pure club enjoyment. Features two In Flagranti tracks, plus tracks by Lord Isis and Eldridge & Huey.
V/A- GIMME YOUR LOVE/HAIRCUT/LOVE BOOT/MUSIC SWEET 12” (d-classics, france)
*The label has been on a roll lately, for our biggest pleasure of course. This time the re-edit package is a split action between our man Orestt, and mysterious (but pretty famous UK DJ) Man From Soho. Action comes in four tracks. Orestt grants us with 'Closer-To-The-Edge' re-rub in the form of 'Haircut,' originally a UK disco no-wave obscure 12'', and 'Giving Love,' an '80s London classic. Flip side sees Man From Soho going into rooter places with two winner cuts on a more Afro-meets-South America path. We luuuurv!
JAMES FLAVOUR- CODE OF THE STREETS 12” (dirt crew, germany)
*After numerous releases for labels like Highgrade, Brique Rouge and other remix duties on his own labels, James Flavour, residing in Berlin for 14 years now, really took his time to bring you these three full-on club tracks. Taking a different approach to his sound, the idea was to create a more reduced minimal groove with dubby influences as they can only be delivered from Berlin city.
PHOTONZ- TREMBLER 12” (dirty, france)
*New release on the constant screamer Dirty label. This time with the likes of Photonz. And including a club stormer remix from Discodeine.
SEBASTIAN- MOTOR MOMY ARMY 12” (because, france)
*shop favorite restocked… What can we say? The return from the one and only prince of it all. Three tracker, all killer dancefloor burners. Amazing follow-up to the acclaimed and sooo sought-after Walkman2/Killing In The Name.
SEBASTIAN- SMOKING KILLS 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… 2008 repress of this 2005 12" release. Sebastian, a 23 years old Parisian beatmaker, that's all you need to know! His influences: Aphex Twin, Timbaland, Prince, Jean-Louis Costes, Pendercki, Kraftwerk, Autechre, Brian Eno, Abdel Halim Hafez, David Bowie, LFO... Classical... jazz... anything interesting in fact.
SEBASTIAN- ROSS ROSS ROSS 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… Erol Alkan lights the fire when he first played 'Ross Ross Ross' in his Essential mix. This track became a must-have. It's been almost 6 months. Since then, Sebastian dropped a dozen of remixes. Uffie, Kelis, Daft Punk, Mylo, Editors, Kavinsky and more got the Sebastian treatment. Then he concentrated on his own productions to deliver 2 monsters. The dramatico-cut up beat 'Head/Off' & the club banger 'Walkman’.
ZONGAMIN- BONGO SONG 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… Remixes by Jackos and Mr. Flash. Bongo Song is Zongamin's very first single from his forthcoming full-length to be released on XL Recordings later next year. It's available today on the rising French label Ed Banger Records. On the flip, French hip hop producer Mr Flash is providing Da Beats. Think El-P meets Oizo. In France, we call that sound 'La nouvelle Old-School' (Da New Old School sound). Also included a remix from Jackos, from the legendary Parisian Toxic parties.
DJ MEHDI- I AM SOMEBODY 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… DJ Mehdi is back! Cult French hip-hop producer with no boundaries (something like a French equivalent of DJ Premier or Pharrell Williams), Mehdi will release his second solo album Lucky Boy before the summer. In the meantime, please enjoy his comeback single 'I Am Somebody,' a hybrid electro-hip-pop affair with the voice of fellow Canadian gangsta-poppers Chromeo. And let's not forget Kenny Dope's return in slammin form with two incredible ruff remixes reminiscent of the golden Dopewax-era, which will certainly set any dancefloor on fire, hip-house stylee!
KRAZY BALDHEAD- DRY GUILLOTINE 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… As you probably know now, here at Ed Banger records we like it dirty, we like it noisy and we like it broken. Krazy Baldhead knows that and he's doing it well. To break it, he called his Brooklyn white b-boy Tes on 'Crazy Muthafuckas.' To make it dirty he sliced some organ arpeggios with some 808 beats on 'Dry Guillotine,' you'll lose your head on this one! Everybody is talking about the NEW RAVE -- You really wanna talk about it with us? OK here we go! We asked Big Beat king and Wharehouse hustla Midfield General to remix 'Crazy Muthafuckas.' The result is a big room track (a little bit influenced by a famous 1990 rave anthem you all know), please throw your whistle in the air.
MR. OIZO- TRANSEXUAL/PATRICK 122 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… 2007 will be Mr. Oizo's year. A brand new 12" Transexual that once again shows Oizo love for weirdos and a first movie, Steak, a story about milk & plastic surgery. Yes, yes on Ed Banger Records -- who else could release those infamous tracks. 'Patrick 122' is already a club favorite played by the whole Ed Rec crew.
UFFIE- F1RST LOVE 12” (ed banger, france)
*shop favorite restocked… Uffie's third 12" is here to show she's got more skills than your sister. Mr. Oizo goes radio-friendly with 'F1rst Love' while Feadz cruises ghetto with 'Brand New Car’.
HOT CHIP- ONE PURE THOUGHT 2X12” (emi, uk)
*A1. One Pure Thought; B1. Dominik Eulberg Remix; C1. Supermayer Remix; D1. Hot Chip V.I.P. Mix… The various remixes have been going down really well and picking up plays from Simian Mobile Disco, Laurent Garnier, Prins Thomas, Hernan Catteneo, Unabombers and Sinden, among others. They helped the track hit the top 5 on the Zzub Chart and top 10 in Cool Cuts.
BURGER/VOIGT- ROTER PLATZ 12” (kompakt, germany)
*In rhythmical movements, the sperm cell swims towards the egg cell and both unite. DNA molecules dance together. Pulsating compressions of energy fields interact, multiplying and differentiating. A new creature is formed that goes through the different processes of earthly evolution accompanied by the mighty drumbeat of its mother's heart. It is shaken by the pulse-beat that augurs destination, wholeness, harmony. Feeling safe within this rhythm, the heart of the creature assumes shape and responds with its own pulse-beat.
DIEGO CAPRI & ANDREA GENTILE- SMOKER 12” (metroline limited, uk)
*Rome's Diego Capri and Andrea Gentile return with two more slices of bass-heavy minimal techno. "Smoker" is a mean builder of a track. A tight, solid kick and bass arrangement keeps the delay-soaked percussion in check. "Writer" is a dark slab of industrial dub. Machine noises crackle and grind, creating intricate rhythms until the lead synth drives the track forward. The Agaric remix takes things in a much more solid techno direction -- an intense and constantly evolving tech-funk marathon.
CLAUDE VONSTROKE- SCARLET MACAW 12” (mothership, germany)
*The deep jungle can be an intimidating place. Home to bird-eating spiders, deadly jaguars, and fierce natives, most ordinary folks wouldn't last more than a day. Fortunately, the jungle also holds plenty of swingable vines, feastable roots & berries, and the great 'Scarlet Macaw.' Label boss Claude VonStroke's first record on Mothership is an ode to this majestic bird. In the original version, ominous strings support a complicated percussive ecosystem of coconuts, bananas, and crocodile spines. The swinging jungle techno is also punctuated by a sparse series of analogue outbursts. 'Scarlet Macaw Unstrung' takes the jumpy workout a step further, stripping the strings and emphasizing the raw energy of the bare drums. Both versions show an unexpected deeper side of VonStroke that has popped up lately on his remixes of 'Warpaint' (Hussle) and 'Pitch It' (Connaisseur). Edgar Dirksen's star is on the rise. Well known from Neuton to Cocoon as everybody's friend, he follows up his 2007 release on Weave Music with the retro-tinged 'Scarlet Macaw' remix, guiding the tune back to civilization through a maze of icy decompression chambers.
SOFT ROCKS- DISCO POWER PLAY VOLUME 3 12” (soft rocks, uk)
*Killer oddball disco not disco re-edits, from the 'as famous as mysterious' Soft Rocks combo. Amazing work, as much for dancefloors as for home listening, Afro-disco, with the twist makes this 12'' a total unmissable hit.
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