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Parris - Puro Rosaceaes
Parris
Puro Rosaceaes
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Over the last few years Parris has secured his position as one of the most forward thinking UK Techno producers along with contemporaries such as Batu and Livity Sound. His intricate, minimalist tracks bristle with experimentation whilst still remaining potent dancefloor material. On 'Puro Rosaceaes' he demonstrates this skill ably, playing with subtle Jungle influences and House frameworks. Gunnar Wendel has been an inspiration to much of the current UK school of Techno, so it is a pleasure to welcome him to Idle Hands for a remix under his KMOS alias. Here he turns Parris' track into a more broken and reflective cut. Finishing up the B side is 'Soft Touch' a mellow track for the 100bpm crew, with a Hip Hop feel.
Pistol Pete - Orphan
Pistol Pete
Orphan
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 21.12.2018
It has been a good year for Idle Hands. The label reached its 50th release with a release from Livity Sound's Pev and November saw the release of Parris' latest 12' featuring a KMOS remix. For the labels final vinyl release of 2018 it is the turn of Stockholm's Pistol Pete. Idle Hands boss Chris Farrell has long been a fan of this artists work. He may not have put much out over the years but each release has found a welcome home at the Bristol record shop from which the label operates.On this release we find three club focused House tracks, each exuding a warmth one would hope for in these cold winter monts. 'Orphan' opens the set with crunchy, swinging drums and the deft use of a sample. 'Lundagatan' continues things apace with some concentrated drum programming and a chopped up soul sample. 'Esqpads' rounds things off with a warm Deep House feel and grooving bassline.
Peverelist - Idle050
O$vmv$m - O$vmv$m
O$vmv$m
O$vmv$m
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following two previous excursions into degraded tape loops, fuzzed-out ambience and bittersweet moments of tenderness, O$VMV$M return to Idle Hands to complete a trilogy of LPs with 12 vignettes from the underbelly of the Bristol scene.Bound to Young Echo's ever-swelling cult of wayward sonics, individually Amos 'Jabu' Childs and Sam 'Neek' Barrett have plenty of irons in the fire. Childs deals in forlorn, vocal-led introspection alongside Alex Rendall and Jasmine Butt as Jabu, while Barrett can be found laying down punishing modern grime variations alongside Kahn, or delving into more traditional soundsystem sonics in Gorgon Sound. Meanwhile the pair were clearly heard laying down some of the tones that seep out of the uncredited Young Echo collective LP from earlier this year. Their production work behind Rider Shafique's killerLion7" on Lavalava was unmissable, and their blunted beats behind Manonmars' debut LP are awaited with anticipation.As O$VMV$M, the pair enter a particular sound world that mixes cosy nostalgia with creeping dread. Even at its most mellow, a sense of unease hovers beneath the surface, and that's what makes their approach so compelling. The sound palette is broad, from pitch-shifted RnB vocal licks to foggy trumpets crawling at half speed, but over it all a dense blanket of dust gives the sensation of peering back through time.Putting paid to the idea that immersive music needs to be long and drawn out, the dose response on these condensed mood capsules is quick and strong. In a little over 20 minutes O$VMV$M take you far and wide. The trip over the past three LPs has been an adventure for both label and artists – Sam and Amos have shaped out a style that now feels like a fully formed entity independent of their other ventures. We look forward to seeing where O$VMV$M heads from here.
Christian Jay - Katalox
Christian Jay
Katalox
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Katalox' is Christian Jay's second 12" for Idle Hands, following on from 'Contrail' in 2016. That release made its mark with a distinctive blend of swinging UK Garage and a deftness of touch usually associated with the best minimal techno. A sound befitting this former Bristol resident and now Berlin dwelling artist. This new 12" picks up where the last one left off. 'Katalox' is propelled by a crunchy, understated breakbeat. 'Del's Kicks' is the more meditative cut.
Johanna Knutsson & Hans Berg - Mälarviken EP
Johanna Knutsson & Hans Berg
Mälarviken EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following a run of local transmissions from A Sagittariun, Crump, Rob Smith and Atki2, Idle Hands turns its attention to Berlin and the straight-up, no-nonsense techno thrust of Johanna Knutsson and Hans Berg. Both respected artists and DJs in their own right, the pair have been turning out 12"s together for The Free Spirit Society, Klasse and Crime City Disco over the past few years, but most importantly they've been steering the excellent UFO Station Recordings as a vessel for their punchy, primal techno tracks.The sound on this EP taps into the pure form of stern, dark dancefloor tackle favoured at Idle Hands – no extraneous filler, plenty of space in the mix, but equally built with warmth and personality rather than monochrome functionality. If you need further proof, just look to the fact the EP is named after a Swedish soap opera from the 90s.The bleeps and bass tones that pulse through "Taggen" are so finely crafted they need not skip and dance around the arrangement. The melodic interplay on "Klimax" is subtle but ultimately uplifting and optimistic where so much techno concerns itself with oppressive gloom. "Bimbo" finds the pair embracing a more psychedelic approach, but even here the modulating effects processes are kept within certain boundaries so as to not dilute the impact on the floor. After all, this is music to dance to, to be felt over a large system (where possible).Moving from leftfield bass excursions to minimalist 2-step, UK techno and now onto this much more continental sound, theMälarviken EP continues to widen the range of Idle Hands' musical tastes without losing sight of the complete picture.
A Sagittariun - Pseudo Science
A Sagittariun
Pseudo Science
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
We've been closely watching the rise of A Sagittariun ever since he first popped up with his consistently excellent Elastic Dreams label back in 2011. What started out as an anonymous project has since been revealed as the handiwork of Nick Harris, a long time champion of the Bristol house and techno scene since before most of us were even hitting the dance. His music has been flying out with a no nonsense approach – self-released, minimal promo, just cracking club-ready 12"s that tap into the fierce-but-fun spirit of Detroit techno and albums loaded with smokers delights to appease his West Country roots."Pseudo Science" wastes no time in imparting a message of bristling kinetic energy for peak time situations. This is maximal techno of the highest order, firing off a body-popping beat, a dazzlingly bright set of chords and a delirious lead that cuts through like the house lights being thrown on in a darkened basement four hours before closing time. There's a confidence that bursts out of this track that could only come from someone who has earned his stripes in the cut and thrust of what can at times be a fickle dance music scene."Heavy Manners" plays a foil to this boisterous A-side without dipping the energy levels. Sagi still has his pedal to the metal, but this time he winds through mystical, filter sweeping pads that hark back to synth rich early 90s trance séances of the highest caliber. The bubbling 303 only further fuels this sense of psychoactive flashback, and the hypnotic film sample provides the perfect icing on the cake. Leave your functional subtleties at the door, this is loud and proud body and mind music transmitting from the part of a soul still stomping in a field somewhere near the M25 orbital.
V.A. - Tribute To Disc Shop Zero
V.A.
Tribute To Disc Shop Zero
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Naoki E-Jima's Disc Shop Zero record store in Tokyo holds a special place in our hearts. Since before Idle Hands was even established, when Rooted Records was king, the cosy, liberally stocked shop has served as a sympathetic outpost for Bristol's rich culture of soundsystem music. Over the years, Naoki has championed all the best music to come from our fair city, from Smith & Mighty through to Pinch and Pev and on to the output from our own humble label. It's been a vital connection to help our music reach the right heads on the other side of the world, in turn providing a platform for our most treasured artists to gig and further the cause of the music we love.As a thank you for all the support Naoki has shown Bristol music over the years, Idle Hands has put together a special tribute 10" of tracks that chime with his particular musical tastes, shining a light on some complementary gems that might have otherwise never seen the light of day. It's also a chance to fill in the missing IDLE013 catalogue number – fortunately, the number 13 does not represent bad luck in Japanese culture.On the A-side, the mighty (pun intended) Rob Smith takes to a track from Outboxx's debut album, originally intended for a remix 12" that never came to be. In his learned hands, "Lost Soul" becomes a shimmering stepper marked out by beautiful cascading arpeggios and of course plenty of fulsome bass, with arresting fragments of vocal drifting in and out of the mix for good measure. Rob's status as a true legend of Bristol music needs no explanation, but his presence here is furthermore because Naoki is such a fan of his music.
Piezo - Lume
Piezo
Lume
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following the first chapter of Andy Mac'sDiving Birdseries, Idle Hands welcomes Italian producer Piezo into the fold with an EP that harks back to the smoky, dubwise ambience of some of the label's earliest releases.Luca Mucci was a Bristol resident for a few years before returning to his native Milan, carving out an identity for his Piezo alias with a slew of dubstep-focused EPs on labels such as Artikal Music and Subaltern.While on an Idle Hands skirmish stateside and playing on NY radio, one of The Kelly Twins dropped "Lume" and remarked on how 'Idle' it sounded, sparking the process that led to this record.You can sense a link the early Kowton records on EP opener "Opeq", all monochromatic textures and taut, slow-stalking rhythms, but here those facets are interspersed with a unique melodic elegance that offsets the moody immersion of the track, eventually blooming out into an effervescent slice of slow-motion house music."Novemiluano" meanwhile displays Mucci's capabilities in handling broken beats, exercising a devastating restraint without compromising on presence or energy in crafting a stunning piece of meditative soundsystem music.Pushing that foundational dub principle of space and minimalism even further, "Lume" closes the record out in stunning style with an intimate, glacial stepper that champions minute detail as much as looming gaps in the sound. With a peppering of micro-sampling atop a deathly bassweight march, it's a finely pointed arrow aimed right at the heart of Idle Hands, and we couldn't be happier to be releasing it.
Andy Mac - Diving Bird 3
Andy Mac
Diving Bird 3
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Diving Bird' is a series of 12"s on Idle Hands from Cornish artist Andy Mac. The third in the series sees Mac draw on Highlife and Dub influences. The A side leads off with 'Sketch 3' a rough hewn House track with live elements. 'Dancehall Style' does what it says on the tin in a concise manner. On the B side Acido's Dreesen and PST remix 'Longships' from Diving Bird #1 into a hypnotic and subtley subby track with a Dub Techno feel.
Dan Habarnam - Draw Your Pattern EP
Dan Habarnam
Draw Your Pattern EP
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Idle Hands' first release of 2018 comes from Dan HabarNam, a producer who made his name with releases skirting round the edges of DnB on Exit and Cylon. In the last few years he has turned his hand to Techno with two 12"s on hs own Selectie label that found favour with Ben UFO amongst others. Here are on IDLE049 we present two tracks of his latest work; hard hitting broken techno with maximum dancefloor potential.
Crump - Ice & Spheres
Crump
Ice & Spheres
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Idle Hands continues its quest to support new talent coming out of Bristol with a fresh 12" from local beatsmith Crump. Up to this point, he's been quietly slipping out razor sharp reduced house cuts on various artist releases for Extended Play and Banoffee Pies, but it's high time he had a 12" of his to truly showcase his sound. The two tracks on this single tap into a consistent thread on Idle, fusing the minimal sensibilities of contemporary European house music with a swung, dub-weighted presence fit for soundsystem consumption in the fair city we call home. Much like previous releases from Leif, Christian Jay and Matt Karmil, this is a demonstration of stripped down music loaded with swagger. "Ice & Spheres" pivots around an ear-snagging 2-step shuffle that cuts through any mix, but there's scores of subtlety woven in between the drums to reward the attentive listener. Snatches of vocal, distant field recordings, low-blowing synth licks and other unidentifiable sonic matter lurk quietly in the mix to cast a spell on the sleep-deprived twitcher and warm-up head-nodder alike. Sporting a brighter disposition thanks to the sheen of its chords, "Mechanisms" provides a different vibe on the flip. The beat throws down with a rugged nod to West London broken styles while still tapping into that aforementioned continental 4/4 sensibility, injecting a refreshing variation into the densely populated minimal house landscape while maintaining the meditative qualities that keep the genre close to our hearts.
Area - Rlgl
Area
Rlgl
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Idle Hands)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
With releases from Lerosa, Andy Mac and Piezo already under our belts, Idle Hands strides towards the summer with a transmission from a kindred spirit across the pond. Area, sometimes known as m50, has been flying the flag for forward thinking electronic music in Chicago for a long time. His radio shows on WNUR have a distinctive quality one step to the side of the music his hometown is best known for, while his label Kimochi Sound has released incredible music from the likes of Benjamin Brunn, Strategy and many more besides.As a producer Area has been equally prolific since first emerging in 2007. From Ethereal Sound and Steadfast to UntilMyHeartStops and Sequencias, his various approaches to rhythm and texture are all bound together by a meditative quality that feels like a perfect fit for Idle.
Rhythmic Theory - Circulation
Rhythmic Theory
Circulation
LP | 2016 | Original (Idle Hands)
9,99 €* 25,99 € -61%
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
It’s heartening to see an artist strike upon an idea, an aesthetic, an approach of some kind, and channel that into a cohesive catalogue of work, not least when it’s one of your mates. To the outside world Rhythmic Theory appears to operate with a shroud of mystery around him, but to us he’s a long-standing patron and parental figure in the development of Idle Hands. From the first strains of murky, UK-rooted techno that emerged from his enviable studio, it was clear that this was an artist who had finally found that elusive creative purpose in which to channel his imagination.
Matt Karmil - Idle033
Matt Karmil
Idle033
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Idle Hands)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This is IDLE033: The sound of an accomplished dancefloor producer stretching out. These aren't straight dance tracks, neither is this a ponderous ambient LP. This is vivid, vital electronic music for modern times.
Matt Karmil - Play It, Do It, Say It
Strategy - Seeds Of Paradise
Rhythmic Theory - Endless Forms
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