[PNR004] The Marx Trukker – Couldn’t See Too Clear For Edges

pn004Artists & Title: The Marx Trukker – Couldn’t See Too Clear For Edges
2 x 12″ Vinyl


“Having delivered two outstanding EPs and a landmark triple compilation, Portugal’s Pluie/Noir now returns with its first full-length album.
Assigned with the enviable task is enigmatic German producer The Marx Trukker, who has thus far kept us on our toes with a string of high-quality EPs on a handful of respected independent imprints. With a natural affinity for experimental soundscapes that challenge dancefloors, Pluie/Noir offers the perfect platform for him to really express himself.
As much a palette of textures as it is a dance-focused collection of tracks, Couldn’t See Too Clear For Edges is a kaleidoscopic and utterly transfixing listen all the way through. The very first track, “Alongside ashortside” (A1) is infused with the sort of jazzy, impulsive flavours that are part of the album – and the label’s – DNA.
But the tempos ebb and flow, at times withdrawing all intensity (“The Gin Bay Hoss Ballad” (A2)), before cascading into tightly compressed microhouse rhythms (“A Kind Shaped Mind” (A3)) and other more expansive 4×4 examinations: “Couldn’t see too clear for edges (Second Movement)” (C1); “As Rivers Stand” (C2).
Regardless of the occasionally dramatic shifts, the album never once loses its focus. “Minor Belongings” (C3) is arguably the album’s finest creation in terms of a true artistic indulgence. Dreamy and deeply absorbing, it feeds into the album’s powerful finale, “Blaue Drift” (D1), which is one of the more aggressive works on show here.
As we’ve come to expect, Pluie/Noir again challenges what can be achieved within the parameters of dance music by empowering its carefully selected repertoire of artists. As standard, the album will come as a limited pressing with beautiful sleeve artwork, ensuring this is as collectible as it is listenable.”

Written & Produced by The Marx Trukker
Mastered by Stefan Betke at Scape Mastering, Berlin
Artwork by Jav Arshad
Design by Max Binski
Manufactured by Pallas Group.
Distributed by DD Distribution.
Limited pressings.

[SPMBC001] Selected: Compiled By Fred P

fredpArtists & Title: Selected: Compiled By Fred P
Label: Soul People US
Catalogue#: SPMBC001
Date: 2014
Format: 2×12″ Vinyl


Side A

Side B

Side C

Side D

Available Jan 28th


[NMBRS27] Sparky – Portland with Ricardo Villalobos Remixes

portlandArtists: Sparky
Title: Portland with Ricardo Villalobos Remixes
Cat.: NMBRS27
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Release: 2013



Portland was produced by our good friend Dave Clark aka Sparky and was the first record we released in 2002, about a year before the first ever Numbers party took place.

Originally recorded live to tape using an MMT8, a Microwave II, and an ESi32 in the summer of 1998, it was released on an old label of ours named Stuffrecords and formed part of a somewhat rambling compilation called STUFF001. We hastily stuck this record out without any proper distribution, because at the time we didn’t know any better. Despite this, the record did pretty well, selling 500 copies to a few select stores who had faith in what we were doing.

Fast forward a year or so to when Numbers kicked off and the track became one of the first bonafide anthems in the club. It was our tune and it would tear the roof off at any of our parties.

A couple of years later, we booked DJ Pete, aka ‘Substance’ to play. We’re talking about the record in the pub when he suddenly informs us that Ricardo Villalobos is crazy about it and even charted it. This was a deep, almost Drexciyan electro track and here was the king of crazy experimental minimal house music caning it in his DJ sets.

Not long after that night, the Numbers label was up and running and the idea to re-release Portland with a remix from Mr Villalobos was brought up almost as a kind of pipe-dream. Now in 2013, with a little help from Gerd Janson, it has finally happened. Recorded live in one take and clocking in at over 30 minutes long, it’s cited as an “experiment” by Ricardo. Designed to play at two speeds, at 33rpm it’s almost like an early 90s Black Dog track stretched out to infinity, whilst at 45rpm, it’s a club-ready groover with an almost Dopplereffekt rhythm to it – the sort you could imagine sneaking into a DJ Assault or Godfather Ghettotech mix. Somehow, it also manages to be classic Villalobos.

To finish off the record Dave gave us two unheard tracks from those original Portland sessions in 1998. The malevolent electro of ‘Jigsaw’ would instantly have become another Numbers anthem if only Dave had let us hear it ten years ago, and closer track ‘Wilson St’ heads down an ambient route.

About Sparky
Dave’s a bit of a legend. In the early 90s he was a member of Glasgow Techno band State Of Flux who released on JD Twitch’s old label T&B Vinyl. Their first live show was supporting The Black Dog in 1992 at an old Glasgow venue called Industria, and they were also the support at the first ever Jeff Mills show in Glasgow. Later on Dave would release records under the name Truffle Club and regularly collaborated with JD Twitch on remixes under the Optimo (Espacio) banner. Dave and his brother Craig also released an ep under the name ‘Music At Nite’ for former Numbers label Wireblock. Most recently, he’s been working under the name LUMA for Optimo Trax.

To coincide with Numbers 10 anniversary we’re re-releasing Sparky’s Portland with a 30 minute Ricardo Villalobos remix http://nmbrs.net/10

2×12″ vinyl & digital out now on Numbers – http://nmbrs.net

Buy at iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/portland/id770864980
Buy at Rubadub – http://www.rubadubrecords.co.uk/music/techno/portland-ricardo-villalobos-remix
Buy at Boomkat – http://boomkat.com/vinyl/885066-sparky-portland
Buy at Bleep – https://bleep.com/release/48483-sparky-portland
Buy at Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/release/portland/1215516


[TCS001] TC Studio/Onur Özer – Prolog EP


TC Studio / Onur Özer – Prolog EP
Catalog#: TCS001
Format: 2×12″ Vinyl
Country: Ro
Released: 2013

TC Studio / Onur Özer – Untouched
B. TC Studio / Onur Özer – Totem
C. TC Studio / Onur Özer – Lapona
D. TC Studio / Onur Özer – Hotel Pelican

TC Studio are Matei Tulbure and Traian Chereches and they have been around for a while. their odyssey started a few years ago and since, they have released on labels such as Archipel, All in or Neo Strictly. naturally they came to the conclusion that their own imprint is necessary and perhaps quite expected. bearing their project name the label sets out to be an outpost for their work and posssibly other’s. Prolog is the first release presenting 4 tracks on 2 vinyls. 3 of the four track are collaborations between Traian Chereches, Matei Tulbure and Onur Ozer.

Untouched is clearly intended for the dancefloor. mystery is flowing all over, the kicks and claps keep you moving while the bassline keeps you waiting. on the other side Totem seems to be mare playfull, piano lines conspire with subtle voices to achieve a childish yet serious atmosphere. Lapona is yet another percusssive bomb. crowded with background voices and crazy synths this is guaranteed to make you move. Hotel pelican is the darkest of the pack by far. creepy sounds keeep lurching around the corner making it impossible to tell where you are. abandoned factory, secret lab or maybe just tc’s imagination.

180gr gatefold double lp.

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[MM-013LP] Nicholas Desamory ‎– Like You

Nicholas Desamory ‎– Like You
2 × 12″ Vinyl, LP, Album
Jul 2012

A1. Move Your Assets

A2. I Want To Be Like You

All The World

Outsourcing The Strings

All The Prestty Flowers

D1. Shopping For Free

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Nicholas Bussmann has shed his skin once again, now transforming into Nicholas Desamory to release >Like you< – a House album of such warmth and rough elegance, it will leave the scene all excited.
Comes as double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold cover, including code for free MP3 download of the full album.