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19 Gadi Pirms Sakuma - 19 Years Before The Beginning
19 Gadi Pirms Sakuma
19 Years Before The Beginning
LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Stroom)
23,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"Much like their contemporaries and collaborators NSRD, the music of 19 gadi pirms sākuma captures frustration with their own reality, and a playful drive to make up a new one." Latvia, late 80's
Arp Frique & Erik (Keysie) Ritfeld - Improvised Suites For Analog Machines
Arp Frique & Erik (Keysie) Ritfeld
Improvised Suites For Analog Machines
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Colorful World)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“Improvised Suites For Analog Machines”, an improvised tribute to some of the most influential synthesizers of the 70s and 80s, performed and composed together with another Colorful World Family-member, keyboardist Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld.
Bufiman - Albumsi
Bufiman
Albumsi
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Dekmantel)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 21.02.2020
“Welcome / to my galaxy / of snare drum samples / full of emotions”

The year is 2019, and Jan Schulte is spelling out his vision in simple terms. Within the first few of Albumsi’s hour-plus runtime, our host lays out the mat, and welcomes us to the ‘Galaxy’, just as he welcomed us to ‘Zum Paradies’ on Instrumentalmusik von der Mitte der World. There, he donned a Wolf Müller mask. Here it is nom de doof, Bufiman. The directive is clear: buckle up, as this trip advisor for countless left-of-the-dial dancers and deep thinkers alike is back in the hot seat.

True to his word, the first thing that hits is the drums. Across the album are samples that Bufiman has been collecting since he was a mere Bufiboy. Recordings culled from market stalls 20+ years ago and song sketches that lay dormant since 2006 get a facelift at the Wolf Müller Flanger Studio and walk into the world as finished articles. A proggy tribute to funk classic ‘Blow Your Head’ takes this updating job most directly, transporting Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s to the fringes of a Frankfurt rave with a decanter of spiked punch, doin’ the worm through a space-time wormhole as they go.

Sometimes those drums jive away steadily, and sometimes they boom and bap right under your nose (and in the middle of the LP, they are barely present at all). Live instrumentation and digitised rat-a-tat link like brothers in arms. What might Mantronix sound like if they were from North Sentinel Island instead of New York City? Albumsi could be the answer.

This is the first record Bufiman has since leaving his day job of 11 years. It is the first made after touring and exploring some of the furthermost pockets of the globe – something that left a naturally great and greatly natural impression on him. A switch was flipped, he says, once he realised he could finally paint these pictures without pressure: “For the first time in my life I suddenly had a studio, a bit of gear and 3-4 days of time every week at once. Before I might have had one or two of these components, but never all at once.”

The resultant Albumsi is the most accurate measure of the ‘man to date. Thick waves of bass lap up at an exotic shoreline of greenery and indistinct birdsong. Tunes swell, ebb, crest and recede over 6, 8, 13 minutes at a time. Are we in Goa or Grafenburg? Rasping synthesisers taking off on ‘Well, Traumhaft’ and SFX like suction cups on ‘Hoolock Rock’ suggest the latter. But then, listen to the ecosystem of competing animal voices on ‘Apo-Calypso’ or the marriage of hand drums and wavering lead on ‘Pantasy’, and it’s impossible to be sure.

As ever, our host does not toil in studio solitude. Master mastering engineer Carsten Dämbkes brings the hi-def best out of the dense thicket of grooves. Close collaborators and friends like Niklas Rehme-Schlüter (Cass.), Lucas Croon, Nikolai Szymanski (Airchina), Alexander Dorn (Credit 00), Gregor Darman & Aki Vierboom (Phaser Boys), Sara Dudzinski Rodriguez and Florian Van Volxem variously add tweaks to the kit and compliments to the overall product.

Truly however, Albumsi begins and ends in the galaxy of Bufiman. With feet in the forests and head in the night sky, one arm pulling samples from the past and another jutting fingers into the future, the album is a rich stew of sounds, mantras and motifs and that have been simmering inside for a long, long time.
Cosmo Vitelli - Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2
Cosmo Vitelli
Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Malka Tuti)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 13.12.2019
After the major success of Part 1, Cosmo Vitelli & Malka Tuti are presenting Holiday in Panikstrasse Part 2, the 2nd and final part of Cosmo’s 2XLP on the label. After collaborating with Fantastic Twins on Part 1, the amazing Julienne Dessagne’s vocals are back on Part 2 as well for the opening track Fragments of Reality. Another collaboration on the record is with Croatian singer and vocalist Tanja Vezic, whom we’ve already seen collaborating with Cosmo on his Les Disque De La Mort release, and who gives a cinematic sort of feeling to the track Party old boy. With “He just wanted to hang out with the DJs” Cosmo creates a slow burning dark banger that will not go unnoticed. The final track Irritable is the perfect mixture between German Krautrock heritage and the French disco-synth touch of the 80s - emotional, growing and cathartic, one cannot stay indifferent to it.
Detroit's Filthiest - Premium Content
Detroit's Filthiest
Premium Content
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Casa Voyager)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 13.12.2019
Detroit's Filthiest closes his past (private stock) present (prime cuts) and future (premium content) trilogy, celebrating 20 years of Motor City Electro Company's excellence together with Casa Voyager presenting his outstanding electro funk works.
GAS - Pop
GAS
Pop
3LP | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Kompakt)
25,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. POP – the album that has become widely recognized as the defining moment in which Wolfgang Voigt brought us into a clearing of his deep, psychedelic forest. A landmark release in the GAS odyssey that drew international attention, POP was originally released in 2000 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateux. POP was heralded by Pitchfork at the time of release as being “an exercise in sonic texture… pure sonic velvet, the layered drone radiating a palpable warmth.” POP has since been reissued in 2016 as a part of GAS “BOX” (now out of print) and finally now, POP is released on Kompakt for the first time in its original artwork.
Grauzone - Raum
Grauzone
Raum
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (WRWTFWW)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The 12 inch vinyl is cut at 45rpm and comes with a never-seen cover art by band member Stephan Eicher and a handmade Xerox hype sticker. WRWTFWW Records is beyond thrilled to announce the first ever vinyl maxi-single release for “Raum", Grauzone’s best-kept secret and underground mega-gem from 1980. The four-track affair includes the full title track sourced from the original reels, as well as a club-ready rework by Naum Gabo (Jonnie Wilkes of Optimo and James Savage) with help from Dennis Young of Liquid Liquid, and an extended edit by legendary Frankfurt DJ Ata (Robert-Johnson club, Playhouse/Klang/Ongaku labels). Initally released almost 40 years ago on the beloved compilation Swiss Wave - The Album (Off Course Records) alongside the band’s massive hit “Eisbär", “Raum” is the biggest Grauzone track people have yet to discover. An über-infectious New York style bassline played by Christian “GT” Trüssel and frantic drumming by Marco Repetto blend with Martin Eicher’s hauntingly hopeless lyrics and Claudine Chirac’s saxophone escapades to personify post-punk heaven and all its wonderful anomalies. It’s
James Shinra - Darkroom EP
James Shinra
Darkroom EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Craigie Knowes)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 13.12.2019
James Shinra's whirlwind year is rounded off with a some final words via Craigie Knowes. Darkroom EP features his signature style of Techno and Electro across 4 varied cuts. From Aphex-style chords to choppy breaks, emotional rises and gritty kicks and acid - it's got it all. A final chapter of a busy year for both artist and label, with a fairly sinister, wintery, feel.
June - Silver Demon
June
Silver Demon
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mannequin)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 27.12.2019
Greek artist June makes his debut on Mannequin Records with the 'Silver Demon' LP. The album explores a futuristic dystopian world where transcendence and oppression coexist, where claustrophobia and infinite openness coincide. A world of contrasts that is the product of the artist‘s active imagination and conscious effort to confront the subconscious.
The album was recorded using original techniques from the golden era of electronic music (late 70s to mid 80s) with an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers, drum machines and effect processors (originating) from the same time period. While the aesthetics of the classic precursors emerge through the minimal, deep, dark architecture of June's music, Silver Demon prevails with the artist's characteristic originality.
Mastered by Rude 66.
Graphic design by Lee Douglas.
LFO - LFO 30th Anninersary Purple Vinyl Edition
LFO
LFO 30th Anninersary Purple Vinyl Edition
12" | 1990 | EU | Reissue (Flash Forward)
12,99 €*
Release:1990 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 13.12.2019
Every comment is useless ... the story of Electronic Techno is now re-issued Remastered on Flash Forward! !!! 30th anniversary edition limited version 100 copies Splattered vinyl + Insert + numbered !
Lfo first met in 1984 in the Leeds Merrion Centre " Breakdancing " in rival crews ,in 1989 we all met up again at a photography course in leeds , So I decided to form the Group LFO which was quickly joined by Martin williams and Mark bell.We quickly got some tracks together at Martins House and gave Rob Gordon from Warp our early demos.Warp signed us up on the spot and the rest is history .LFO went on to sell 130 000 copies world wide.
Musica Esporadica - Musica Esporadica
Musica Esporadica
Musica Esporadica
LP | 1985 | EU | Reissue (Music From Memory)
19,99 €*
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“The idea of getting together Orquesta De Las Nubes with Glen Velez, Layne Redmond and Miguel Herrero in a recording studio arose when Glen and Layne visited Spain to hold a seminar on frame drums techniques. We had met Glen some years before during an event that took place in the amazing “Aula de Música de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid”. Glen came to Madrid playing with Charlie Morrow as part of an event about Fluxus with Alison Knowles and Philip Corner. On that time Glen played in Steve Reich Ensemble and our mutual love for repetitive music and ethnic music allowed us to build a very good friendship. When Glen visited Madrid we always get together in our rehearsal space and we played, talked and drink for hours. In 1985, during one of those sessions, Miguel Herrero joined us. On that time Miguel and meI used to play together in a club each week, where we made a bizarre fusion between pop and repetitive music. The sessions sounded so good, our ideas flowed so easily that after one session, I called Track Studios to ask if they have free rooms to make a recording during next days and as they told yes, I booked it immediately. The recording was made with an incredible fluency and about 12 hours after, we had recorded Música Esporádica. Fluency, spontaneity, close friendship was the fuel that fed us. After 34 years everything remains the same. Some of them are not with us any more but Música Esporádica keeps the unselfish spirit that encourages to share without objectives. Música Esporádica never step on stage and the 6 never met again altogether.” - Suso Saiz
V.A. - Studiolo The 90's Afro Cosmic Era Selected By Ygal Ohayon
V.A.
Studiolo The 90's Afro Cosmic Era Selected By Ygal Ohayon
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Antinote)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 14.02.2020
Belfiore, Veneto, 1447. Birth of the first "Studiolo" or cabinet of curiosities, these rooms where "rare, new, and singular things", often exotic, were stored and exhibited. A practice that would spread throughout Europe during the Renaissance.

Northeastern Italy, at the beginning of the 1980s, an entire local scene gathered around a handful of DJs who put their dancefloors in a trance to the sounds of "rare, new, and singular" music, under the strong influence of ethnic and world music. Mixes where German Kosmische clashes with space disco, along with the most experimental side of British new wave, industrial music, creepy funk, deviant rock and pop. All this mixed with Brazilian and Afro music, reggae, ragga, percussions and bhangra... A kind of mixing in total rupture with that of a dying disco for which it is intended as an alternative. A way of playing songs often at the wrong speeds, at 33RPM instead of 45RPM and vice versa, and always the obsession of a slow tempo, between 95 and 110 BPM, while the cruising speed of disco mixes goes up to 125/130 BPM... A haunting rhythm, accelerated or slowed down voices, with experimental and ethnic approaches... the sets by Moz-Art, Ebreo, Roberto Lodola, TBC, Meo, Fabrizio Fattori... are endowed with a baroque, quasi)mystical dimension. Without forgetting the enemy brothers, at the origin of this fusion of styles, Daniele Baldelli, resident of the Cosmic Club in Rimini, who called it Cosmic Style, and Beppe Loda, resident of the Typhoon in Gambara (a small town not far from Belfiore, unsurprisingly) and who referred to his mixing as "Afro Style". "Afro", the name that will be adopted by this scene and especially by its fans, recognizable by their post-hippy style, their Citroën DS or 2CV, with car radios fully powered by mixtape cassettes recorded in the clubs by these DJs, then sold in the parking lot of what was still called "the discotheque" at that time. This "Afro" wave mainly involved 3 regions in Italy (Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Veneto) and the young Austrians and Germans who would go there on holiday. Among them, Stefan Egger, a young DJ from Innsbruck, received a monumental shock while listening to a set by Daniele Baldelli during his holidays in Rimini. Therefore, he decided to make his Austrian dancefloor resonate to the sound of the Cosmic Style.

While the official history of underground dance music has very quickly and rightly retained the contribution of DJs from Chicago and New York, it was not until the early 2000s that interest in the Afro/Cosmic scene was finally shown. Since then, a lot has been said on this scene, its DJs, their completely crazy and obscure tracklists, while Daniele Baldelli and Beppe Loda are playing Boiler Room sets as well as Europan and Japanese gigs one after the other. But few have shown interest in the moment in time when, at the end of the 80s, these DJs became producers and started creating songs that sounded like their sets, where all their influences would collide, often naively, sometimes with genius, always without filters. Nor to how this scene changed at the beginning of the 90s with a marginal approach to trance and progressive house, when the Italian, Austrian and German DJs of this second Afro period played these trance and progressive records at 33+8, as their elders did with synth wave or post-punk records, always staying within this 100/110 BPM tempo. It is in this last period that this compilation will immerse you, through 8 tracks from the Italian, German and Austrian scenes.
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