Title: THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT (VINYL ONLY)
Label: ARRIA / ARRIA001
1. a1: porto deporta
2. a2: soy sosage
3. b1: koo
Zefzeed was chosen to be the first artist to release at Arria, certifying his multi-dimensional artistic vision. Porto Deporta takes over side A with a deep bass motif propelling forward – everything clicks into place, making this piece a high definition 3D madness. Soy Sausage continues the journey with a stylish swagger and an irresistible groove, dotted with a chamber of indecipherable voice delays, while bright synths float across the driving beat. Side B is spinning Koo, a track that combines functionality with musical playfulness, tumbling percussion and clouds of textures, while drawing on the kinetic energy. Though his tunes are aimed squarely at clubs, they’re detailed, spacious and hypnotic too, a rare blend that make Arria-001 a slick dancefloor machine.
Broken lira, that moment when everything goes bad, still bad for good. Honest mistakes sometimes makes everything fit in place, as in first release of Schroepfer Pollet, the >Who s who< series. Everything fits under Schroepfer Pollet. Long awaited tracks, Aside supported by Rhadoo since 2013.
Artist: Various Artists
Titel: FRESH AIR EP
Label: Do Easy Records / DER016
a1: paul walter & felix rupprecht – ventilator
a2: markus fix – rest of this
b1: daniel kovac – gir (funk e reconstruction )
Label: Eastenderz / ENDZ011
a1: ions move
b1: mystical sayings
Artist: Nu Zau
Title: PLOI NAPRASNICE EP (180GR / VINYL ONLY)
Label: Purple Inc / PI004
a1: traiect de zbor
Artist: John Dimas
Title: RUN TIME (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Taverna Tracks / TT006
1. a1: airwaves
2. a2: cloud city
3. b1: purple park
4. b2: run time
Vinyl Only EP! John Dimas is back on Taverna Tracks for the 6th release of the label, dropping a versatile package of four sophisticated Cuts: Run Time!
Artist: Barac & Lyonel Bauchet
Title:BUCHLA MARKET (180 GR, VINYL ONLY)
Label: Moment / MMNT004
a1: buchla market
The 4th Moment Records installment brings us an intriguing collaboration between the labels owner, Barac, and the french electronic composer Lyonel Bauchet.
Stretching on over 12 minutes, Buchla Market unveils the symbiotic beauty born when these 2 creative energies collided in the studio: Barac’s signature tension building percussion as the perfect high contrast background for Lyonel’s Buchla electronic symphonia pieces. Flipping the record we find Pavane, the uptempo version of this collaboration: wind like hisses lost in the crisp techno patterns, broken only by outworldly analog reverbs. Moment 004 is a bridge between Don Buchlas electronic visions, started over 50 years ago and what electronic music has transformed into in our times.
Artist: Bassa Clan
Title: CINQUE (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Howl / HOWL005
1. a1: howl005.1
2. b1: howl005.2
3. b2: howl005.3
Fifth release of HOWL with effective and raw sexy beats, old school flavor jams, from warm to banging house, real classy stuff from the italian duo Bassa Clan. Be fast or be sorry
Title: ARCADIA EP (VIINYL ONLY)
Label: Partisan / PTN001
a2: day 21
Oshana steps up to deliver the first blow for Partisan, a fresh, new imprint. Warm melodic tones, bending synths, razor-sharp percussion and noticable grit bind together this dancefloor focused EP. With its fast paced and innovative sounds its a strong step forward for this unique producer and a great start for Partisan.
Title: TRIFAZIC EP (180 G VINYL)
Label: Trapped LDN / TLR 004
a2: cuburi triunghiulare
This amazing EP from Dubsons has an amazing analog sound with a mixture of tracks. We have a bouncey groovey track, a driving housey track and an underground minimal dark room track. All these tracks have had amazing support from the likes of Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Nu Zau and lots more. This EP has been in the pipeline for some time and is still doing the rounds at various events and festivals with the big boys. Burghez has an irie, creepy feel which would go down well at any after hours or main time set and is our personal favourite here at Trapped Ldn.
Title: SENSE EP PT.1 (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Bass Culture Limited / BCLTD001
a1: why so sophisticated
a2: diz aint no hip hop
b1: de timp
Supported by Arpiar, Ricardo Villabobos and Apollonia
The first release of this Limited Vinyl Only sub label of Bass Culture comes from MP aka Mihai Popescu. The roumanian producer is already known for his releases on Soulsity and on Raresh s Metereze label
Artist: Nima Gorji
Title: CONNECTIONS EP
Label: Bodyparts Records / BPV016
1. a1: rainbow
2. a2: visions
3. b1: cats complain
4. b2: black magic
Four solid originals for various situations from the veteran of electronic music scene – Nima Gorji
Title: THERE IS NO LAST EP
Label: Salty Nuts / SN002
1. a1: the last record
2. a2: chroma sa
3. b1: one with the bolsa
4. b2: last seq
SN 002 comes with the touch of ambient atmospheres paired with classic house and techno grooves. Hypnotic synth pads come along with quality drums and smooth sounding basses in the typical way of Fabe Productions. vinyl only!
Artist: Vinyl Speed Adjust
Title: RETRO EP
Label: Visionquest / VQ061
1. a1: retro
2. a2: midnight runner
3. b1: stretch souls
Hailing from Bucharest, Romania the Vinyl Speed Adjust duo have been rapidly on the rise as producers and DJs over the past few years with a back catalogue boasting material on Pressure Traxx, Gilesku Records, Colours In Music and Visionquest where they return to here, as well accolades from leading industry names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and Rhadoo. Here we see the pair back on fine form for Visionquest following their Carpe Diem EP on the label in 2015 and taking the lead is title track Retro which sees things taken down a percussive led path via modulating pot drums, murky bass flutters and screeching atmospherics. Det Riot follows and ups the energy levels with robust rhythms and stuttering vocal chops running with subtly unfolding arps, and further howling expansive swells hidden in the depths of the record before Stretch Souls rounds things off, closing with tumbling organic percussion, soft pad sweeps and a rumbling low end drive.
Title: Soul Correction (180G VINYL ONLY)
Label: Cure Music / 2/x
a1: soul correction
Correct your soul. Healing sounds by Afriqua. 180 grs, very limited correction. ONE COPY PER CUSTOMER!
Artist(s):GYORGY ONO / HUBBLE / SEPP
Title: Darwin (APK002)
1.Gyorgy Ono – Itoh Hybrids
2.Hubble – Cluj Napoca
3.Sepp – Paradis Dansant
Our second release is called Darwin EP and contains 3 emotional tracks in different styles, on the same music platform. Is a sound of evolution, with a beautiful story line.
Volière – Tartouffe04 : Lysandre, Acte II
Label:TARTOUFFE – TARTOUFFE4
A.Lysandre, Acte II. Scène 1
B.Lysandre, Acte II. Scène 2
Artist: Mierea Dor / Lizz
Title: VARIOUS ARTISTS PART 1 & 2
Label: why so series / WSS002.1 / 002.2
a1: mierea dor – teleparty
b1: lizz – secbor
a1: sublee – that same feeling
b1: rojid – saiyan
Four edges of a circle are defined by four different but closely intertwined pieces authored by four very special artists. Why So Series 02 provides a broken and diverse dimension through a selection of tracks that range from the glitchy subtleties of Mierea Dor s Teleparty , the driving and bold force of Lizz s Secbor , all the way to Sublee s delicate and gentle touch with That Same Feeling and ending on a tribalesque and mystical note with Rojid s Saiyan . Either taken as a whole, or just as a a V.A. – WSS 02 aims to surprise and jolt you in all the right directions. Vinyl only, 180 gramm & original artwork
Title: HARMONICS EP
Label: Infuse / Infuse015
a1: romance (vinyl only track)
b2: sine harmonics
Its destination Romania for the next release on the burgeoning Infuse label with IULY.B taking the reins with his Harmonics EP. Romance delves deep with its subdued bass line and off kilter percussion edging the track into hazy territory. Supersonic ups the ante with a sweeping, undulating synth percolating throughout whilst Sine Harmonics is a total gem, with its fresh and unique vibe making it truly stand out as something special.
Title: ATIPIC002 EP (VINYL ONLY / 180 GR)
Label: Atipic / Atipic002
Set apart from the underground electronic trail we are used with, Atipic proposes Vincentiulian for its second release.
002.1 harvests energy from the crisp and simple kick pattern to break the steady rhythm into scarce drum rolls and haunting tones. Side B chooses the same phonic road. 002.2 shares Vincentiulians minimalistic approach: visceral on the low frequency spectrum, a perfect foundation for the somehow familiar theme. 002.3 deconstructs even more, using as little resources as it can get: shadow like reverbs, glued together in a sketch that invites your mind in a twisted hide n seek game.
Solid 3 tracker, a proof for Vincentiulians skills on masterfully juggling with simple loops.
Title: SPIRAL BIND EP (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Concealed Sounds / CCLD010
b1: silo sol
Concealed 010 comes in the format of two extended hypnotic, yet dance floor oriented compositions by Kreon! Support from: Sonja Moonear, Dorian Paic, Raresh, Willie Graff and more
Artist: Ada Kaleh
Title: CONTOPIRE / MELANJ (VINYL ONLY)
Label: UVAR / UVAR007
Ada Kaleh graces the 7th release on UVAR with a two track EP. A side – -Contopire- is a graceful scenic inspiring piece laced with melody and the trademark Ada Kaleh groove while -Melanj- shows a different side of the artist, introverted and somber, but at the same time playful and upbeat. Vinyl only, 180 gramm & original artwork included in shrinked sleeve.
Title: HXR004 (180 G VINYL)
Label: Hoxton London / HXR 004
a2: lost in sequences
We are truly excited about this releaseas we have been fans of VENDI s work for quite some time now. The reflection of great cities of Barcelona where he started experimenting with electronic music and Berlin where he is currenty residing is palpable. The passion for producing great music has been recognised by the heavyweights like Raresh and Jamie Jones to name but few. Here at Hoxton Records we are very proud to have him on our 4th release.
Title: LAST EP
Label: truelovesounds / TLSV002
b2: last (dubtil remix)
And again! The second truelovesounds vinyl is coming from our very own artist collective VOZ with their base in Frankfurt and Offenbach City. The EP called – Last is the first release by this outstanding duo and delivers a mixture of straight linear but promising and meaningful elements combined with massive baselines that form the EP into a steady production. Dubtil manages to create a grooving and somehow simple but beautiful interpretation of the track which rounds off the ep perfectly.
Title: SHIVA (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Trimurti / Trimurti.3/3
a1: shiva 1.3
b1: shiva 2.3
b2: shiva 3.3
Part 3/3 > 3 artists, 3 releases with each 3 tracks. Yoyaku presents Trimurti, which consists of three parts : Brahma, Vishnou and Shiva. On each vinyl, the first letter(s) of the artist’s name is stamped. Full names will be revealed 3 months after release date.
Artist: Timofti, Vlad Caia remixes
Title: OUTOFSTOCK 02
Label: OutOfStock / OOS02
1. a1: timofti – storyline
2. a2: timofti – blue effect
3. b1: vlad caia – blue effect 610 rmx
4. b2: vlad caia – blue effect 393 rmx
Outofstock returns with another release, this time a two-tracker from Timofti which is well known as being a part of Audiotheque. After the great reception that followed after the premiere of this label, it was a tough job to have any material at least close to that one, but Timofti lived up to the expectations and produced some of the most attracting sounds you would hear lately.
“Storyline” is the masterpiece of the A-side, an extremely well-balanced tune with an appealing, low vocal part and an edgy bassline is as good as it comes. Unpredictable, but amazing, the track is sophisticated due to the quirky percussions and spacey hats, all of them in perfect place to offer a unique vibe. A linear product, according exactly to the Romanian sound that is so highly appreciated lately, this one is definitely going to make a mark for years to come due to its complexity and real value.
The B side contains a contrast because of the “Blue Effect”, a more darkish concept that inserts the idea of the sea, both with its title and with an astonishing depiction through sound, a truly artistry composition that can induce you in the musicians perspective. The basline is the root of this image, with an aggressive but deep approach, also completed by some acoustic elements that go beyond the usual aspects, delivering a new insight of Timofti.
Artist: Ion Ludwig
Title: IM KLOSTER (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Lick My Deck / LMD017
a1: now on the ocean sky only knows back in the mountain is where it goes
b1: im kloster
b2: fizmo theme
Im Kloster which means in the monastery-, is Ion Ludwig s third solo EP with LMD, following -Clair Obscur- – LMD006 and -Mr. Nubilous- – LMD013.
Over the years we have seen Ion grow and grow as an artist and seen his sound develop and mature which was brilliantly summarized last year on his stunning album -Ghost To Coast-. On -Im Kloster- however Mr. Ludwig spreads his wings wider, writing and performing vocals for A1, and delving further into his incredible studio to create a mesmerizing sonic masterpiece.
Ladies & gentlemen welcome to the monastery!
Title: OLECUTA EP (180G / VINYL ONLY)
Label: NG Trax / NGT005
b1: mica betelgeuse
NG Trax is pleased to announce the 5th release on this quite delicious label, the brainchild of Nima >only the juice< Gorji. Welcome into your heart Romanian duo >The Dubsonsquarters<) to Deutschland , no need for further more details, long awaited house dancefloor bombs.
Artist: Andy Kolwes
Title: SOMETIMES EP (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Anyway / anyway03
1. a1: sometimes
2. b1: future zunrah
3. b2: sometimes (deep version)
One more time Andy reveals his vision of a modern, deep & trippy dancefloor. 3 flawless cuts to make them feel already played by tINI, Raresh, Sonja Moonear, etc
Artist: Frank Haag
Title: THE FUTURE IS ABSURD – INCL THE MOLE RMX
Label: Serialism / SER035
1. a1: les ruines de la soiree (5am take)
2. a2: when you leave (vinyl short cut)
3. b1: the mole remix – when you leave
4. b2: honore syndicate
Titel: LFO (INCL. ZENDID RMX)
Label: Kusi Records / kusi004
b1: zendid remix – lfo
Welcome Tolga Top, the Berlin based Mannheim native with Turkish roots gives his debut on KUSI Records. The remix this time comes from the upcoming French dream team Zendid.
Artist: Ada Kaleh / Sepp
Title: EDITH EP (180G / VINYL ONLY)
Label: Ada Kaleh Romania / AK006
a1: ada kaleh edit of minus & ion
b1: sepp edit of minus & ion
Being heavily championed by the likes of a:rpia:r, Cezar, Priku and Barac, it is now the time to share these precious cuts with everyone. After critically acclaimed debut albums, Ada Kaleh (Dene descris LP) and Sepp (Timpuriu LP) dive even deeper into rhythm and sound with personal interpretations of an outstanding late night Chicago gem from Minus & Ion, originally released on The Models Adult Central, a close friend and collaborator. Crafting pieces of the the original sounds, on the A side Ada Kaleh delivers an introspective, minimalistic version of the original, while the B side takes us on a darker, ever evolving journey, courtesy of Sepp. Bucharest based photographer Felicia Simion masterfully capture
Title:COGNITIVE EASE (VINYL ONLY)
Label:Aquaphresca / Aquaphresca01
a1: dr. c
Not so mysterious after all, Aquaphresca is breaking the bridge between genres, keeping the harmonious structure intact. Two long played tracks by romanian Djs, so you probably will recognize them shortly after playing the first seconds. Cognitive ease is the first release from Aquaphresca the label, with many more to come. Vinyl Only.
Artist: Various Artists
Title: GOOD TIMES BAD FRIENDS PART 1
Label:Sukhumvit / MA001.1
a1: ho do ri – fog city neighbourhood cab
a2: fabe – def chord
b1: durrrred – a quarter to ten
Three Mannheim based labels will be joining forces to release a 3 part EP showcasing the emerging talent coming from their hometown and community. 9 tracks, 9 Artists, 1 Release Date.
MA001.1 by Sukhumvit Records
MA001.2 by Valioso Recordings
MA001.3 by Medeia Records! !
Good Times, Bad Friends.
HEXAGON EP (BLUE COLOURED VINYL)
Vessel Records / Ves005
coloured 12 inch
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1. a1: hexagon – original
2. a2: diego krause remix – hexagon
3. b1: memory game – original
4. b2: politics of dancing remix – memory game
DJ Support, Raresh (Arpiar), Sante (Cocoon / Desolat), Chris Carrier, Ilario Alicante, DJ W!ld, ….
James Barnsley s imprint has reached considerable momentum so far with releases from himself, Scan Mode, DJ Honesty and DJ W!ld, not to mention remixes from Daze Maxim, Laura Jones and Burnski to name a few. In its fifth release Vessel sees the Leeds based label boss pair up with Irishman Gavin Herlihy, known for releasing on Leftroom and Apparel Music, under their newly launched Trackers moniker. Hexagon paves the way forward with shuffling percussion, arpeggiated synths and mesmerising effects, before Memory Game delivers crunchy snares and dubby echoes. Unison Wax and Beste Modus founder Diego Krause then takes his hand to Hexagon , creating a rhythmic rendition built on intricate drums and hypnotising atmospherics, until French duo S.M.A.L.L & PACO arrive under their Politics Of Dancing pseudonym to convert Memory Game into a bass fuelled dancefloor workout.
Title: ABDUCTION EP (VINYL ONLY)
Label: Malonian / Malonian002
a2: abduction (benonedit)
b1: sun of a gun (benonedit)
Abduction is the name of the second release of the german label Malonian. The record comes with two timeless House tracks, which were produced by Korsakow aka Dub Taylor / Tigerskin in 1996. The name of the label based on the vocal in the track Abduction. The edits on this record comes from the romanian producer benone.
Artist: Unknown Artist
Title: Monsieur Blue 001
Label: Monsieur Blue
A1. “Track 1”
B1. “Track 2”
B2. “Track 3”
Crashing the market is a new white label called Monsieur Bleu, a concept that doesn’t go by trends or requests. No information about the artist, name of the tracks and above all, no restrictions, representing “just” a perfectly refined product.
Killing it already with their first release, the label proposes to offer a mixture of Romanian-like micro house and deep-French minimal. 001 comes with 3 bangers, the A side being a spacey odyssey with a unique percussion and a groovy bass that is revitalizing the dancefloor instantly. Smooth vocal parts are also induced in order for the trip to be more mesmerizing.
Coming on the B side are two interpretations of this undefined genre, the first being a more deep and darkish sound, with an aggressive bassline and some balanced claps combined with the same “out of our world” approach, disconnecting the listener from our perception of reality. The last track of their premiere is a more complex musical piece that continues where its’ predecessors left off. Quirky hats and drums are making sure the vibe isn’t lost, while a shaker enters in order to evolve constantly the rhythm, achieving this successfully.
Having done a great job with this organically shaped production, that has been supported by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and Apollonia just to name a few, we can surely expect this project to continue their great job and bring something definitely new and engaging on the scene.
Christopher Ledger – CL-0.0
Label:CL Series – CL-0.0
A1 –Christopher Ledger, Soms Untitled #5
B1 –Christopher Ledger, Soms Any Homothety Is Invertible
B2 –Christopher Ledger, Soms Nort
Christopher Ledger presents CL-0.0, an independent EP released in November by the artist himself, that’s intended to be distributed only in physical record stores & Discogs (). The tracks are co-produced with Soms and were already featured several times by kingpins such as Petre Inspirescu or Herodot.
Christopher worked with the same formula that served him so well on 2015’s Seventh Orphism EP; only the playground has changed, creating a label that wears entirely his signature: that is combining electronics with elegiac string arrangements and subtle field recordings.
Vinyl opener “Untitled 5” evokes a sense of reverie, introducing the listener into atmospherics that slowly unfurl like an early morning fog along the waterline. Fragments of voices drift through the track, barely audible but smoothly adding yet another layer of eeriness to the orchestration. Side B starts with one of the EP’s stirring moments, due to the manner in which the piano and French inciting vocals float around each other on “Any Homothety is invertible”. The speech closes with a mournful piano tune and seems the soundtrack of a walk in the French Riviera soaked in rain. The dense arrangements on this one may require more than one listen to peel back all the layers – and that’s truly delightful. The journey continues with “Nort”, an eight-minute piece of cinematic sounds, fusing the clattering beats and drumming games from the surface with darker lower tones, overall building an emotional depth that pays off handsomely during the song’s climax twist.
Ledger is a spirit that prefers the experimental to the expected — not necessarily trying to blow your mind with the audio experiments as much as suggesting a sacred place to escape from the surrounding reality. The outcome is taking the audience on a classical avant-gardist journey, its roots lying in the artists’ shared love for a cinematic sonic landscape.