Due out late October 2012 on the 3 different formats below, to pre-order please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited Edition Picture Disc 12"
Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL has been a name to watch for quite some time now. With his new album for Ninja Tune (in partnership with Falty's new labelBlueberry Records), Hardcourage, he’s ready to step up and join the electronic music elite.“Straight & Arrow” offers a clear idea why. FaltyDLmakes pitch-perfect, beautiful, widescreen club music that works as well pumped from ear buds straight to your cerebral cortex as blasted from club soundsystems. He’s a technically gifted, subtle producer who understands that soul should never be sacrificed to tastefulness.
It’s a mark of how highly he’s thought of in the world of electronic music that he can command remixes from both Four Tet and Gold Panda. Four Tet re-imagines the original, initially with the vocal hook and shuffling beat but evolving into a late-night crescendo of acid-tinged electronica, while Gold Panda chops things up to create an alternate groove. In between, Mike Q and Divoli S’vere concentrate on the beat, piling kicks and claps together for a sparse but compelling floorfiller.FaltyDL has been turning heads since 2008, when Mike Paradinas signed his USified versions of UK Garage to Planet Mu and released them on an unsuspecting world. Since then, Lustman has looked to expand and evolve his signature sound over two albums, an EP and three singles for the label. In addition, he has released an afrobeat-inspired 12”, Mean Streets Pt 1, with Loefah’s Swamp81 label, a single on Rampbacked with a remix from Jamie XX and begun releasing collaborations withMachinedrum online. An in-demand remixer, he has made versions for the likes ofSeun Kuti (Fela’s son), Mount Kimbie, The XX, Scuba, Photek, Anthony Shake Shakir, Jose James, Alice Russell and others. Recently he supported Radiohead in New York and topped Thom Yorke’s office playlist.
The long-time speculation of this release is over as ‘The Chunky EP’ lands in online stores.If you have been to a Swamp81 night over the last year or so you will know all about MC Chunky‘s inimitable hosting. He now turns to production in four late-night dancefloor jams.‘Decca,’ ‘Experiment 727,’ ‘Thang,’ and ‘Rugged’ all border the house and techno crossover that Swamp81 has become synonymous with and make up an impressive first outing for Manchester’s Chunky.
Mala's 12" "Cuba Electronic" will be available in at Conch very soon, contact us at email@example.com to reserve a copy.
"Mala in Cuba" is due to be released in September 2012 on CD & 4LP, to pre-order please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduction 2. Mulata 3. Tribal 4. Changuito 5. Revolution 6. Como Como feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido 7. Cuba Electronic 8. The Tunnel 9. Ghost 10. Curfew 11. The Tourist 12. Change 13. Calle F 14. Noches Sueños feat. Danay Suarez
DEEP MEDi are very happy to welcome Jack Sparrow to the label with his latest single ‘Afraid of Me’. Leeds based Ryan Wild aka Jack Sparrow has ben producing his own strain of Dubstep since 2006 and in that time has shown his versatility with releases on Contagious, Earwax and Tectonic ranging from dark tribal techno to heavy Soundsystem pressure. With residencies at Exodus/DMZ Leeds, Outlook festival, numerous shows and tours worldwide Jack Sparrow is becoming a highly in demand DJ and producer. Jack is also one half of production duo “Author” who released their debut album in November 2011.His first release on MEDi shows Jacks love of Techno and Soundsystem culture with the lead track ‘Afraid Of Me’. ‘Afraid Of Me’ intros with a heavy kick and twisted techno influences which drops straight into the pulsating sub bass which is tenacious throughout, only pausing for the beautifully dark breakdown where the track opens up and threatens to roll into a film score evocative of the ‘Watchmen’ from where the sinister vocal sample is taken. ‘This city’s free of me, I’ve seen it’s true face”. The flip ‘Good Old Days’ is a far more laidback, meditative and blissful vibe, Moody old skool jazz running’s with tripped out blissful sax, one for the hot summer nights!
a Jack Sparrow – Afraid Of Me b Jack Sparrow – Good Old Days
After last year’s very popular and widely acclaimed album 'Severant', Kuedo returns with this emotionally epic, dancefloor detonator of a track originating from the same sessions. 'Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space' starts with huge symphonic synths, half-speed kicks, trap style hi-hats rushes and flammed 808 snares, slowly building up with giant whooshes of gaseous noise before breaking out into an intense trancey Moroder-esque synth that totally fills the track, making it sound absolutely vast and a little bit frightening, running it through effects to give it an aggressive, spacey rush that takes your breath away. It’s the sort of track that connects Kuedo’s past to the newer music he made on 'Severant', with a fierce emotive grace and intense power. This will absolutely destroy dancefloors and headphones alike. First up on the remixes, Laurel Halo takes the track apart, adding sutured strings and bubbling sounds inside a pressurised dub space, before dropping a gorgeous, bittersweet melody into the space that’s left. It’s an appropriate re-imagining of the title, almost aching and groaning under its own pressure. Next, Claude Speed re-interprets the track as a beatless evocation of space, building graceful warm strings into a vision of symphonic beauty before the whole piece coalesces into building trancey bass synths over racing live drums, mirroring the original version but taking it in a totally different but equally breathtaking direction.
A1. Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space A2. Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Laurel Halo Remix) B. Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Claude Speed 'Infinity Ultra Rework' ft Jivraj Singh)