Playedby https://playedby.club Vinyl only independent record label. Online social platform promoting underground music and the Romanian sound. Event promoter based in Bucharest with international echo. Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:33:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.20 LIZZ releases his second album, Chapter II https://playedby.club/lizz-releases-his-second-album-chapter-ii-on-playedby https://playedby.club/lizz-releases-his-second-album-chapter-ii-on-playedby#respond Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:27:09 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8519 LIZZ is back on our label with Chapter II, a compilation of new and unreleased artifacts and other treasures from his dense catalog. Diverse and expansive, it captures his versatile musicianship and ever-evolving production style. Broadly speaking, there are two types of tracks produced by LIZZ: on one hand rallying for the right to party, […]

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LIZZ is back on our label with Chapter II, a compilation of new and unreleased artifacts and other treasures from his dense catalog. Diverse and expansive, it captures his versatile musicianship and ever-evolving production style.

Broadly speaking, there are two types of tracks produced by LIZZ: on one hand rallying for the right to party, and on the other, nostalgic odysseys, sometimes lustful and sometimes wistful. Chapter II has a bit of everything. Thirteen tracks of club heat varied narrative that is worth listening to carefully.

Opener “Seamless” and its steady snare keep spirits high while the spacey keys provide a trippy, out-there vibe. On the flipside, “Clasic Dewan” uses elements we’ve heard before – warm pads, a percussive organ, and a looped vocal sample – but still makes for a great dancefloor track. Both tracks are a throwback to LIZZ’s tried and true Terrafirma.

“Cynelmoon” unravels a labyrinthine universe twisting in and out of misty existence, with its snake-like rattles winding through a maze of synth bleeps.

Refreshing and zippy, “Dip Si M” stands out as a gritty reinterpretation of a great space and sounds like the most fun he’s ever had on record. On the other hand, “Chemical Chords” is ethereal, meditative, with a hushed musicality that is almost stoic.

LIZZ takes the listener on a journey of vertiginous peaks and deep valleys as he leads “Round Around” into spiraling locked down looped club music.

Listening to “Nothing with Nothing” feels like a video-game on its own. It’s a bundle of joy and energy, peaking with a crescendo of color.

On “69” the energy builds with such careful, gradual restraint that even the most active listener might wonder how they ever got to this point. Chopped up shards of melody and vocals combine to create a kaleidoscopic funhouse with a strong Perlon-esque flavour.

“Roaky” is the dreamy track with an irresistible groove, where LIZZ combines smooth synth pads with dubby and distorted electronic drums that add a sense of cyberpunk feel, reconfirming’s Playedby’s fanaticism for this project.

A bubbling, percussive roller marks the beginning of “Jazzohub” and skyrockets from there. The track hits with an inviting vocal that dissolves into a fluid swirl of layered hand drums.

“No More High” is a a real banger. This one bounces hard with a bass-heavy beat and a military snare, leaving you no choice but to tip-toe with its groove all night long.

Chasing an ever-vivid muse,”Electronic World” hits with its drumming rhythms, labyrinth of synth bleeps and bold vocals reminiscent of tunneling club nights.

Closing track “I Am Cross” brings an unusual kind of dark atmosphere to the fore: it’s cavernous and enveloping, almost as if the rhythm was an afterthought.

Chapter II is every bit as ambitious as its predecessor. Across thirteen tracks, LIZZ approaches the dancefloor forms of his earlier work with a fresh and voluptuous groovy attitude. Somehow, individually, we must reclaim our own experience.

words: Bianca Iulia

A Seamless
B1 Clasic Dewan
B2 Cynelmoon
C1 Dip Si M
C2 Chemical Chords
D1 Round Around
D2 Nothing With Nothing
E 69
F Roaki
G1 Jazzohub
G2 No More High
H1 Electric World
H2 I Am Cross

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Julian – Peace in Chaos LP [ELIP007] https://playedby.club/julian-peace-in-chaos-lp-elip007 https://playedby.club/julian-peace-in-chaos-lp-elip007#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:04:46 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8490 Artist: Julian Title: Peace in Chaos LP Label: Eliptic / ELIP007 TRACKLIST A1: Peace In Chaos A2: Joaca B1: Just Be B2: Nightzzz C1: Say Cheese At The Radio D1: Day-Z D2: A Matter Of Choice The 7th Eliptic release, Peach In Chaos LP, is his much anticipated debut LP. It finds him explore rhythms […]

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Artist: Julian
Title: Peace in Chaos LP
Label: Eliptic / ELIP007

TRACKLIST
A1: Peace In Chaos
A2: Joaca
B1: Just Be
B2: Nightzzz
C1: Say Cheese At The Radio
D1: Day-Z
D2: A Matter Of Choice

The 7th Eliptic release, Peach In Chaos LP, is his much anticipated debut LP. It finds him explore rhythms that are imbued with all manner of late night motifs. Deft pads, wonky samples, chunky techno kicks and filtered loops all bring off beat charm and curious character to each and every track.

On A side, the bleep-heavy ‘Peace In Chaos’ stands out from the very first kick as a dance floor track, it spans across the full spectrum with the psychedelic bass and crunchy ’90s techno groove. On the flip, Julian explores a deeper territory, with some twitchy samples and nagging groove, on the minimalistic – but no less fluid or mind-altering – ‘Joaca’.

‘Just Be’ has a more rugged groove with slippery shakers and kinked percussions, tough rolling minimal aimed squarely at the main room at peak time, the dense bass pulsations of the track compliment the mood. ‘Nightzzz’ takes things into moodier territory with a broad sweep of keys spelling out an eerie mood around a break beat. A complete journey on B side.

Get ready for more swing-fuelled hypnotic groove business on C side, featuring the late night bass driven bump of ‘Say Cheese At The Radio’, that it gets more heady, with swirling pads circling round the vocal and nimble hits.

With ‘Day-Z’, Julian is diving deep into murkier waters via the creepy electronics, foreboding chords and heavy bass line, hypnotic enough for perfect dance floor dynamics. Finally, go deep into the afterhours on the atmospheric and sensual mood of ‘A Matter Of Choice’.

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[AMP022] The Unforced EP by Ferro on Amphia https://playedby.club/amp022-the-unforced-ep-by-ferro-on-amphia https://playedby.club/amp022-the-unforced-ep-by-ferro-on-amphia#respond Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:19:27 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8466 Artist: Ferro Title: The Enforced EP Label: Amphia / AMP022 Tracklist: A1. I said A2. Post Apocalyptic Morning B1. Unforced B2. The contrary Spring has sprung and here is another flower from Amphia which is featuring Dutch artist Ferro debuts alongside with « The Unforced ». Ferro is a stunning producer and performer who’s have […]

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Artist: Ferro
Title: The Enforced EP
Label: Amphia / AMP022

Tracklist:
A1. I said
A2. Post Apocalyptic Morning
B1. Unforced
B2. The contrary

Spring has sprung and here is another flower from Amphia which is featuring Dutch artist Ferro debuts alongside with « The Unforced ».
Ferro is a stunning producer and performer who’s have been for a long time resident from Amsterdam very own party-makers crew VBX, steadily releasing his creations on vinyls since 2014.
Indeed, he’s been part of several cool imprints such as Infuse, Moss Co, Oscillat Music, Valioso, Fasten Musique just to name a few, besides having taken good care of VBX label side on a bunch of handsome releases.
Introducing 2021 by being in charge of the 22nd piece of Amphia, he’s properly adding his groove sto Cristi Cons & Vlad Caia’s collection with this accurately selected four tracker.
« I Said » is opening it all through warm rhythms delightfully led by a mighty bassline, thoroughly enhanced along sensual whispers bringing up a subtle cadence.
« Post Apocalyptic Morning » is coming up next, swinging into darker modularized melodies empowering this hypnotic atmosphere through that chopped heading line and popping out pieces of voice, ultimately bringing up some sophisticatedly arranged tunefulness.
Release eponymous « Unforced » is highlighted on B side, unveiling some enrapturing flows peculiarly balanced along joyful elements adorning in a mesmerizing manner that thumping groove.
By means of tremendous mentalish rhythms and blissful guitarish patterns, this one is dazzlingly standing out from the others tracks molding this release through its singularly smoothened vibe.
Ferro is concluding this opus through a murkier yet playful groove with « The Contrary », shaping a deeply cerebralish tale ultimately wrapping up [AMP022].
Expected to be available in the next coming weeks, better secure a copy asap as this one is most probably going to be running out fast – get it straight from Playedby Shop HERE.

 

words by Cathy

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Steve O’Sullivan – Ancient Roots EP [Interplay01] https://playedby.club/steve-osullivan-ancient-roots-ep-interplay01 https://playedby.club/steve-osullivan-ancient-roots-ep-interplay01#respond Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:18:34 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8440 Steve O’Sullivan Ancient Roots EP Playedby / Interplay01 Tracklist: A. Ancient Roots B1. Godai B2. Sunrise Dub Proud to be annouce 3 cuts from Steve O Sullivan, 90s unreleased from his archives… Artwork by Victoria Robu Mastered at Manmade Mastering Pressing at Intakt! Release date: 17.03.2021 BUY HERE

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Steve O’Sullivan
Ancient Roots EP
Playedby / Interplay01

Tracklist:
A. Ancient Roots
B1. Godai
B2. Sunrise Dub

Proud to be annouce 3 cuts from Steve O Sullivan, 90s unreleased from his archives…

Artwork by Victoria Robu
Mastered at Manmade Mastering
Pressing at Intakt!

Release date: 17.03.2021

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Suciu – Mai Apoi LP [Playedby011] https://playedby.club/suciu-mai-apoi-lp-playedby011 https://playedby.club/suciu-mai-apoi-lp-playedby011#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:02:10 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8411 Suciu Mai Apoi LP Playedby011 Tracklist: A. Mai apoi B. End Two C. Sekifo D. Real Self artwork by Cote mastered by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering pressing at Intakt! Berlin BUY HERE

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Suciu
Mai Apoi LP
Playedby011

Tracklist:
A. Mai apoi
B. End Two
C. Sekifo
D. Real Self

artwork by Cote
mastered by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering
pressing at Intakt! Berlin

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V.A. Longplay I [Playedby010] 4LP https://playedby.club/v-a-longplay-i-playedby010-4lp https://playedby.club/v-a-longplay-i-playedby010-4lp#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:51:10 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8324 Various Artists Title: Longplay I Label: Playedby | Playedby010 Tracklist: A. Cosmjn, Lizz – Divide B1. Lizz – Straps B2. Cosmjn – Detunes C1. Sublee – Filarmonica C2. Scenicroot – Thirteen D1. Arapu – Roller D2. Sahau – MS-Dos E1. G76 – Jahobi F1. Dan Andrei – Tool F2. Tulbure – Wash out G. Vlad […]

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Various Artists
Title: Longplay I
Label: Playedby | Playedby010

Tracklist:
A. Cosmjn, Lizz – Divide
B1. Lizz – Straps
B2. Cosmjn – Detunes
C1. Sublee – Filarmonica
C2. Scenicroot – Thirteen
D1. Arapu – Roller
D2. Sahau – MS-Dos
E1. G76 – Jahobi
F1. Dan Andrei – Tool
F2. Tulbure – Wash out
G. Vlad Caia – Balance
H. Southside – Synergy

artwork by Cote
Mastered at Manmade Matering by Mike Grinser
Pressing at Intakt! Berlin

Release date: 25.11.2020

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Amorf – Shattered Glass EP [Amphia 020] https://playedby.club/amorf-shattered-glass-ep-amphia-020 https://playedby.club/amorf-shattered-glass-ep-amphia-020#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:05:33 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8319 Artist: Amorf Title: Shattered Glass EP Label: Amphia | Amphia020 Tracklist: a1. Shattered b1. Glass buy here “We celebrate our 20th release on Amphia with “Shattered Glass”, a new EP from Amorf. The first track, “Glass”, debuts with a subtle piano motif that sets the mood, paving the way for a wide array of musical […]

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Artist: Amorf
Title: Shattered Glass EP
Label: Amphia | Amphia020

Tracklist:
a1. Shattered
b1. Glass

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“We celebrate our 20th release on Amphia with “Shattered Glass”, a new EP from Amorf.

The first track, “Glass”, debuts with a subtle piano motif that sets the mood, paving the way for a wide array of musical instruments to come into play. Throughout its steady development, rich modular sounds, rhythmical bass sequences, and synthesizer lead sounds can be easily discerned. A pivotal point of the track is its middle part, defined by the intertwining of a second rhodes motif and a distorted synth lead. Going full circle the track ends with a similar motif. “Shattered” is mostly based on improvisation and spur of the moment ideas. Quirky break beats and dense textural pads blend together to create an exciting pattern that immerses you further into the soundscape. The arrangement is a bit more straightforward and, because of that, the track’s dynamics keep you invested from beginning to end.”

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David Lunch – Colonel EP // BPV026 https://playedby.club/david-lunch-colonel-ep-bpv026 https://playedby.club/david-lunch-colonel-ep-bpv026#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:25:34 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8278 Artist: David Lunch (Zendid) Title: Colonel EP Label: Body Parts / BPV026 More than a year following its previous release, Body Parts Vinyl is jolting back with « Colonel EP » on which Frenchy duo Zendid is featured for the first time under their alias David Lunch. Coming back after a couple years of break […]

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Artist: David Lunch (Zendid)
Title: Colonel EP
Label: Body Parts / BPV026

More than a year following its previous release, Body Parts Vinyl is jolting back with « Colonel EP » on which
Frenchy duo Zendid is featured for the first time under their alias David Lunch.
Coming back after a couple years of break in releasing, their brand new musical project being launched on Olga Korol’s label is truly stunning. Along this +28min modularized tale in which they are rightly highlighting their producing skills, this sophisticatedly-arranged four-tracker is accurately settling their debut on the Russian imprint.

A1 is introducing this edition with +7min « 30km Away », unveiling a raw darkish groove enhanced through this dazzling leading space-ish note and these backgrounded catchy whispers.

A2 is coming next with « Colonel » eponym signature of BPV026, gradually unfolding a breakbeat-ish rhythm deepening its atmosphere by means of grounded tunefulness adorned with a mesmerizing bassline.

B1 is resuming with « Polis Et Discret », granting a danceful production balanced through blissful elements over that murky voice, conveying some low yet intense frequencies.

B2 is concluding with +7min creation « Molle Molle », steadily decreasing the cadence by wrapping this EP up within gentle funkiness among cerebral melodies.
Just released and almost running out of stock, this beautiful opus is an absolute addition to this pacesetter record label.

You can order it here:
Playedby Shop / Blackroundtwelve

words by Cathy

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Alci makes his return to Meander’s 29th release https://playedby.club/meander029 https://playedby.club/meander029#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:37:55 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8269 Meander reaches its 29th labyrinthic release in 13 years of activity and invites Alci to return to the Berlin-based label. The 12-inches entitled “Can’t Dance’ features 4 tracks revealing Alci’s recent sound, and is out today on 3rd of July. This EP presents a slightly different side to his studio work, crossing the kind of […]

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Meander reaches its 29th labyrinthic release in 13 years of activity and invites Alci to return to the Berlin-based label. The 12-inches entitled “Can’t Dance’ features 4 tracks revealing Alci’s recent sound, and is out today on 3rd of July. This EP presents a slightly different side to his studio work, crossing the kind of slow-burning, atmospheric cuts adding up to intricate grooves.

A1 spins ‘Can’t Dance’ – a gem sustained all along by a resurrecting vocal that comes to the surface from time to time, like an implied beat in the music’s steady pulse.

A2 ventures into Sonsuz Seconds (meaning endless) – a track that ventures into a knotted-groovy marvel. Whether it be the bright synth sounds or whiplash rhythm, the A-side makes for a playful streak.

On the flipside, the Zurich-based artist with Turkish roots reveals a bit more of his cultural mix flavor through Kelime Iki. Undulating tones provide a sensation of something similar to a bassline, tense hi-hats and sonorous drums breathing life and a dream-like storyline.

B2 brings to the turntable Kelime Bir with the kick drums hitting in intuitive places. This is dry and minimalistic groovy beat science.
Plucked together, all the traits of Alci’s sound design are totally fitting MEANDER’s musical trademark, making for an interesting listen throughout the label’s catalogue.

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words: Bianca Iulia

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Crihan – Pe Sub Piele SRL [Playedby009] https://playedby.club/crihan-pe-sub-piele-srl-playedby009 https://playedby.club/crihan-pe-sub-piele-srl-playedby009#respond Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:57:31 +0000 https://playedby.club/?post_type=video&p=8304 Artist: Crihan Title: Pe Sub Piele SRL Label: Playedby | Playedby009 Tracklist: A. Pe sub piele B1. Outlaw B2. Dominant Desire Buy here

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Artist: Crihan
Title: Pe Sub Piele SRL
Label: Playedby | Playedby009

Tracklist:
A. Pe sub piele
B1. Outlaw
B2. Dominant Desire

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