Nu Zau – O serata Dansanta EP Label: Gilesku Records Catalog#: GILE004 Format: 12″ Vinyl (Limited 300 Copies) Country: Slovenia Released: Feb 2013
For our fourth release, we’ve decided to go even deeper into mysterious waters of experimental minimalistic club music, bringing you yet another undergound talent from Romania – Nu Zau. Already a well known figure on the Romanian scene, Nu Zau was heavily inspired by early romanian hip-hop movement, leaving its imprint in the oldschool vibe of his tracks.
A four track EP opens with deep »Cum bate vantu« – gradually evolving track with wicked bassline and playful precussion, accompanied by warm synth pads in the background. »Drum de foc« takes us for a ride in another direction with its dark atmospheric sounds and groovy beats. It seems like Nu Zau is taking us even further with the third track of the EP – »Frecventa joasa«, which will satisfy even the most demanding clubbers. To conclude the musical ride, here is the fourth track – »Ozup«, a pure percussive gem, that will be enjoyed by many for its floor-driven essence.
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.
Vlad Caia – Connection EP Label: Gilesku Records Catalog#: GILE003 Format: 12″ Vinyl (Limited 300 Copies) Country: Slovenia Released: June 2012
B1: Acid Land
B2: Lost Quintet
Gilesku records is really proud to announce new upcoming limited vinyl only release with young talented and promising artist Vlad Caia. His Connections EP will again be released in 300 limited copies only. We sure are very happy to welcome him in the family!!!
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.
Frost – Drop Label: Jax Records Catalog#: JAX004 Format: 12″ Vinyl (limited 500 copies) Country: Frankfurt Released: 15 June 2012
Tracklist: A1: Da Drop Suri Rhadoo Edit – 14:32
B1: Drop Original – 08:30
B2: Drop Dry Tool – 06:50
JAX is a collective of like-minded artists, musicians, thinkers movers and booty-shakers, who believe there is more to records than just some grooves engraved into black plastic. Their vision is to treat each release as a presentation in itself, complete with original and individual artwork, features and an exhibition. Each production will feature artwork shown in a cube of about 8 cubic meters. Every record-released will be strictly-limited to 500 copies, which includes a poster refe- rencing the piece made by the artist.
Tracklist: A1. Where The World Was Once A2. Joy Is A Belief In Pain B1. Slip And The Lock B2. Forget The Shame
Credits: After the successful release of “the expert escapist” 12” on diametric. in late 2010 and the inclusion of the track “nanomal” on last years Music Man Mix CD by Marcel Dettmann, our purveyor of straight no nonsense techno Mr. Kevin M. Kennedy returns with four new slices of dancefloor techno. If you like your techno edgy and direct in your face, this is the record for you. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, USA, Kevin has already released on Shake’s Frictional label and on the Detroit based Xplor label (as Sleep Engineer) and others, and is a very welcome part of the diametric. family now. 300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. No digital distribution.
Phrasis Veteris – 25 August Label: Brouqade Catalog#: BQD021 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Berlin Released: 20 June 2012
Tracklist: A. 25 August
Credits: With his release “25 August”, Brouqade welcome the Romanian producers Phrasis Veteris to the family! Relaxed “25 August” swaggers its way forward. Accompanied by warm chords, the track takes its time to build the pressure with subtle vocals and filtered hi-hat, then unleashes the power with a driving beat! A Pure Summer Groover! “Love” combines sublime melodies with a massive bass foundation. The carefully selected vocal compresses the sultry atmosphere, fragile percussion driving the track ahead. Ah bliss! The “Love Dub” version wastes no time introducing its energy and grooves, goes straight ahead, towards the sun!
Franklin De Costa – She Is The One EP Label: Mule Musiq Catalog#: MULEMUSIQ150 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Tokio Released: 11 Jun 2012
Tracklist: A1: She Is The One B1: Laxxed B2: Life Sentence
Credits: This is the debut release of Berlin based producer Franklin De Costa on Mule Musiq. He has released from some various label like Curle or Trapez. Title track on a side is atmospheric jazzy deep house. If you like the sound of Larry Heard, you will definitely be into this song. B side is Berlin manner dark house tracks. Maybe it is for fans of Omar S.