Cray 76 – Burning Inside [CRWDSPCR009]

For those who don’t know, Cray76 is Joakim’s alias under the Crowdspacer umbrella. A playground to explore his love of house and techno.
After the huge Servant and Master (released last year), Joakim’s goes epic with Burning Inside, a deep and intense tune that turns wild mid-way through the track with one of the most massive lead/bassline we’ve heard in a long time. Some will find this reminescent of his hit remix of Camino Del Sol. There’s also a stripped down late night version that focuses on the hypnotic modular sequences. On the flip side, Slex brings together Industrial music, Techno and Terry Riley () for a unique dancefloor psychedelic trip.

Jens-uwe Beyer – Amor Dark Pink Tencel Satin Suit [Magazine012]

Cologne based Jens-Uwe Beyer is releasing this new EP just weeks after his album – The Emissary was published on Kompakt’s new sub-label Pop Ambient.
While – The Emissary was completed by Beyer on his home island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea, – Amor dark pink tencel satin suit is very much a collaborative eort. And on exceeding simple classi”cations.You’ll get this the moment John Stanier (Battles, Ex-Helmet) jumps in with his remarkable drumming on – White oversized #ame yarn bolero with John Stanier . Stanier plays the bouncer at the entrance of your dark alleyway club… and suddenly the goose bumps you were feeling for the last minutes on our skin explode.With music this intense, there’s little time to ponder the classi”cation. And when Stanier is done, there is nothing more than a long goodbye in the air, accompanied by the drums and you breathing in and out slowly.That John and Jens-Uwe are long time collaborators through the out”t – Cologne Tape explains why this makes so much sense, despite feeling unheard of before.If Side A takes 8 minutes of its 13 minutes running time to hit the peak, the 12-minute-long B-side gets down to business by the third. Collaborator on – Navy stamp degrade print print oversized viscose hulpil with Barnt is another Cologne Tape member, Beyer’s Magazine label partner and neighbour Barnt.Circles everywhere, those ones where you worry they might crash into each other anytime. There is a straight base drum and a snare that somehow bring back memories of the times when industrial was as much of a sound as of a political position – truth be told, these guys don’t seem to do conventional. Thomas Venker.

Massimiliano Pagliara – Connection Lost Pt. 1 (UV034)

Synth wizard and Disco don Massimiliano Pagliara is the latest addition to Uncanny Valley’s roster. And if you’re familiar with the Italian’s soundscapes you probably think this is good news. And yes, you’re right.

From the first bass drum it is clear that “Connection Lost” pulls out all the stops. There is an urgency in its drumming and synth work that shouts “dance floor anthem” right from the get-go. “I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once And Dancing” plays out like a percussive orgasm triggering pretty much all the drum sounds you could imagine.

On the sleazy Disco affair that is “Don’t Give Up On Love” Massimiliano gets vocal support from Sigrid Elliott. This is a oh-so-sexy alliance that would have shined bright even in the heydays of Boogie. Finally, “I Enjoy Myself While I Am Here” shows off once again that when Massimiliano Pagliara is at the keys he creates glorious vibes like nobody else.

The artwork was created by Alexander Dorn aka Credit 00 who also helped to establish the connection after contributing to Massimiliano’s album “With One Another”.

Release Dates:
Bandcamp: Dec 1st 2015 (Vinyl & Digital)
All other stores: Dec 11th 2015 (Vinyl) and Dec 14th (Digital)

Cleveland – Atlas [HVN032] Hivern Discs

Catalan home brand Hivern Discs has been doing commendable things since its conception – courtesy of none other than John Talabot – in 2008. Hivern Discs’s library of releases spans dance music comprehensively, having nurtured releases from Mr. Talabot himself, as well as Roman Flügel, Talaboman (Talabot and Boman), Pional, Teengirl Fantasy and more.

The label now preps its first venture into the new year, with a release from Luxembourgian producer, Cleveland. The Atlas EP marks his Hivern debut, with the title track and EP closer ranking as our top. Cleveland sustains an “overall dreamy feel without losing its dancefloor focus” throughout, including the arpeggiated pads of “Atlas”. If you’ve seen Talabot play of late, chances are you’ve heard this one already.

Atlas EP drops on 15th January 2016, and available to pre-order from Hivern Discs’ online record store, or clicking Here.

I-Robots – Dirty Talk Ft. Donna Mcghee (European Connection E.p.) [OPCM12075.2]

The next project on Opilec Music is a fine EP produced by label boss I-Robots together with the legendary Piatto brothers, Alessandro and Davide, and comes with an unreleased dub as well as a remix by Rekids boss Radio Slave. Davide Piatto is a member of N.O.I.A. who co-produced the original ‘Dirty Talk’ single and seminal De-Ja-Vù album of legendary proto-house outfit Klein & M.B.O. in 1982 while Donna McGhee exclusively agreed to provide the vocals for the I-Robots remake released by Opilec earlier this year.
The new version of this track presented on this great new EP uses exactly the same vintage equipment and as such the “Unreleased Dub” is six minutes of dubbed out bliss with pixelated chords, soaring synth lines and slick grooves that come laced with arpeggiated disco dazzle. A rugged bassline underpins the whole thing and it is easy to see why this one is already in such hot demand.

The Original Acapella, without any beats, is also included for DJs who like to do their own tricks, and then there is the incredible Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Remix already played by Dixon and thus one of the most sought after tunes of Sonar 2015.
Radio Slave is a big Italo Disco fan who wanted to remix this classic for Opilec Music and already Felix Da Housecat is playing it, whilst DJ Hell, youANDme and Rocky Jones from D.J. International Chicago all personally requested it.
And no wonder because it is eleven minutes of seriously steaming, slow building and long burning house pleasure with massive rubbery kicks, cleverly filtered vocals and a slowed down bass line from the original that adds serious weight.

A. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Remix)
B1. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Unreleased Dub)
B2. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Original Acapella)
Digital only. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Acapella)

Portable – I Reflect Thee (forthcoming on Live At Robert Johnson)

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Ramona is proud to welcome back one of the most delicate flowers in the business to her flock of loved ones. Alan Abrahams, better known under the monikers of Bodycode and Portable, returns with a fragile and romantic piece of house music “I Reflect Thee” under the Portable alias into Ramona’s bosom. “I Reflect Thee” features all his great sound signature moves, comes with an Acappella version for brave DJs and a serious Flutramental on top of it all for the faint at heart.

Bon voyage,

Ripperton – This, what remains EP [Maeve07] | Maeve

Maeve is the record label run by three close friends, Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal. After his excellent remix of Baikal’s “Why Don’t Ya”, Maeve is delighted to welcome back our friend Ripperton with his own “This, What Remains” release. Two beautifully deep tracks that hit their hypnotic momentum when you let them run their full course. Epic burners for special moments.

Digital Release: 04.12.15 – Vinyl Release: 11.12.15


Vessels – Dilate Remixes [GRID2V] | Grid Recordings

This remix EP shows two tracks from the album Dilate transformed into three stunning remixes. Berghain residents Barker & Baumecker have done their dark minimal thing with Vessels’ calling card ‘Elliptic’ to devastating effect, while Swiss house/techno legend Ripperton has worked his magic on 

recent single ‘Echo In’. ‘Elliptic’ has also undergone a sumptuous transformation at the hands of Mon-keytown’s Alex Banks.

Mattheis – Kindred Phenomena [NOUSLP001] 2X12 | Nous’Klaer Audio

Kindred Phenomena marks Mattheis’ debut album. After two cosmic EPs on Nous’klaer and a mini-album on tape for Ecstatic Recordings, he now returns to Nous’klaer for his first full story. An album shaped for every occasion: driving from the city to the island, dancing in the living room, or raving at sunset. On Kindred Phenomena Mattheis picks up where he left off: ‘Swell’ serves as another episode of the prisms, the modular synth excursion of ‘Bit Fragments’ pushes his arpeggiator solos a step further, and album standout ‘Ben_M’ provides his most beautiful dance of melodies yet. The album consists of eight tracks and comes as a double 12 inch for deejay convenience; and for the ultimate experience: go see Mattheis perform his album live on the road.