Artists & Title:S.A.M. – FAS004 Label:Fathers & Sons Catalog#:FAS004 Format:Vinyl, 12″, Limited Country:Spain Released: Dec 2012
A1. S.A.M. – The D
A2. S.A.M. – Third Track
B1. S.A.M. – Never Stop B2. S.A.M. – Prayer For The Death
Credits: FAS004 is the last release of this Spain-based label, A Solo EP from our very own son, S.A.M. It will be released around mid-December 2012 vinyl-only. Limited copies.
Audio sample: MP3 96kbps.
Credits: The 2nd episode in the Rejam series, 002 is mixed by Diogo Lacerda. This is a recording taken from a gig he did a short while a go. Enjoy :)
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OTHERS aka Bruno Pronsato and Daze Maxim – Dope Me Label: Hello?Repeat Catalog#: [HELLO020] Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Germany Released: 25 June 2012
Tracklist: A. Dope Me
B. Does Caroline Know
Dope Me / Does Caroline Know? is a slightly clubbier affair-less Sun Ra and more Soul Capsule-but still possesses the air of strangeness that makes the duo so unique. Each artist leaves his mark within the first few measure of Dope Me. The steady high-hats and flawless kick drum are straight out of Dazes playbook, while the nervous piano and 3 Chairs-style claps are unmistakably Bruno. As for the slurred vocal pleading >Dope me..dope me<, thats anyones guess. The track carries on for a solid nine minutes as half-melodies and quasi-hooks slide in and out of the mix. The B-side, Does Caroline Know?, takes us deeper and darker. The drums are plodding, the mood is ominous, and a series of dreamlike flourishes add to an already eerie groove. Like the A-side, its a surrealistic style of house that only these two could deliver. The artwork, as usual, is done by Daze Maxim.
Sit – Morfoza EP Label: Amphia Catalog#: AMP003 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Germany Released: 3 July 2012
Tracklist: A. Channeling
Credits: 1 copy per customer/ “Only Orders” Of This Record are not accepted!!1 Kopie pro Kunde / “Nur Bestellungen” von der Platte werden nicht akzeptiert!!
After two solo EP’s on their Amphia imprint, Vlad Caia and Cristi Cons morph their forces into a sonic masterpiece. Still keeping their sound minimal the SIT duo deliver a two track gem. The orchestral sounds in Channelling keep the atmosphere light, housy and very danceble yet. On the other side the haunted synths and percussion in Ex seem to lead you through a tunnel, most likely a techno one. Morphoza is pressed in 500 copies.
Albert Schwartz – Berry Deep / Drop Label: Ultrastretch Catalog#: U_STRETCH03 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Ger Released: 30 June 2012
A1: Berry Deep
B1: Berry Deep (Restyled by Rhadoo)
Credits: Following EPs from Matthew Burton and Seuil, the third release on Sammy Dee’s Ultrastretch label introduces one of Berlin’s most intriguing outsiders: Albert Schwartz. A native of Ghana now based in Germany, Schwartz has been DJing and making tracks for years, but aside from a few gigs with Sammy at Club der Visionäre, has mostly been kept secret until now. With Berry Deep / Drop, he shows a modern and organic style of house that makes him a perfect fit for the Berlin-based label. “Berry Deep” is true to its name: subtle, plodding and atmospheric, driven by an elliptical vocal bit. Much like Ultrastretch’s past releases (or old Perlon records for that matter), it’s the tiny, meticulous details that breath life into this one, like the bubbling major chords competing with the mournful strings, or the ghostly, almost imperceptible Marvin Gaye samples (“Hey brother! What’s happenin….”). “Drop” brings the energy up a notch without losing its subtle touch. The drums are punchier and have a bit more momentum, but the tone is still somehow hushed. This time Marvin takes center stage, with lines from “Inner City Blues” strewn across the track. The EP’s remix comes from Rhadoo, a core member of Romania’s a:rpia:r crew (along with Raresh and Petre Inspirescu) and a past guest at Sammy Dee’s Ultrastretch parties at Club der Visionäre. His microhouse “restyle” of “Berry Deep” gives the original a trippy edge, plus a bit more club-friendly oomph.