Viare EP 12"
by Various Artists
VIARE is a 12" compilation featuring 4 distinct tracks, each occupying their own wildly unique sub-genre of the house experience.
Starts shipping March 17th.
"Virgo Cluster" by Jonas Reinhardt fuses elements of cosmic disco and krautrock into a live transcendental package, with amazing guitar work by Phil Manley (Trans Am/Life Coach), and a bonus remix by the Beat Broker (digital only). "Seven Miles Down" from London's Timothy J. Fairplay (The Asphodells) is a testament to Zombie Horror Cinema, featuring a pulsing dub-house beat that dives into cavernous sonic territory. "Guave" by PLAzA is a playful dancefloor workout, that evokes a slow acidic line and classic Chicago house elements. Lastly, "Back Outside" from Roche is druggy outsider house at its best, with an enormous subby bassline that complements a classic alien warehouse vibe.
Loose Shus EP 12"
by Loose Shus
Two years in the making, this 5 track EP combines modern funk, cosmic disco, and experimental synth boogie. The instruments used span three decades: from the 80s he used the Oberheim DX, Akai Ax60, Yamaha TX81z, to the 90s Roland JX-305, and onto present day software. The EP enlists the help of a few talented producers —XL Middleton's ripping keyboard solos can be heard on "Saturation” —PLAzA lays in some chilled out textures on "Ladies".
Private Function 12"
by Various Artists
$12.00 / Sold Out
Private Function is a Modern Funk compilation presented by Voltaire Records, featuring artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and Miami. Weaving through elements of Boogie, Funk, Modern Soul, and G-Funk, Private Function heralds a new breed of talented producers re-inventing and amplifying this relished sound.
Heaven EP 12"
"Heaven" is Shock's debut single, which features a hypnotic house groove, a primal bass line, and shimmering guitar layers. Terri Loewenthal's mysterious and seductive vocals are complemented by novel production from Dan Judd and the alluring guitar work of Michael Taras. Sleek and inviting, "Heaven" is laced with a romantic melancholy reminiscent of the classic disco and house eras. The "Heaven" 12" features remixes by Shock's friends: The Beat Broker, Hatchback, and Steve Moore (Lovelock/Zombi). These versions perfectly compliment the original and expand the music into complete universal harmony.
East Side Boogie 12"
by DMX Krew
The Eastside Boogie EP is a 6 track 12"/digital release by DMX Krew. The release begins with the remix and original versions of the title track, "East Side Boogie". The original is pure electro-boogie; with its use of vintage drum machines, vocoder and synths, it could likely be mistaken as a lost 80s classic (in the vein of Formula V, Zapp, or Kleeer). The remix is an updated, more bass heavy take on the original, preserving the old school ethic, with some added new school flavor. "Surf Squad" departs into chilled out cosmic electro territory: a beachside anthem of the digital era. "Turing Test", is another instrumental electro jaunt, this one geared best toward the dance floor, with its deep punchy bass and stabbing synths. "No More Bad Dreams" is an alluringly haunted synthpop lullaby, a rarity in the electronic consciousness. "Mind Bombs" ends the outing with a slow pummeling of sub heavy bass and synth melody.
Chautauqua's self-titled first EP is a collaboration between Loose Shus and Voltaire Label Head Randy Ellis. The EP begins with Nat's Theme, a cinematographic delve into the eerie outer reaches of cosmic funk with washy guitar work by Dan Judd (Sorcerer). Following up is Suspended Animation, an upbeat take on italian horror themes. Next, Ascension shifts the gears even lower and glides your favorite chilled beverage away on a crystal-platter to an afterlife of Shoegaze and Dub. Lastly, Matterhorn knots together a mystic Shayman's altered interpretation of modern acidic-electro.
Cover art by Myenia.
Split Infinitive 12"
by Various Artists
Split Infinitive is a joint release featuring forward-thinking productions from Publicist and Tussle. It contains both an original composition by each and a remix of the other artists' previously released material...there is no "a" or "b" side. Publicist follows up 2010's Keep It Off The Record with another serving of vocoder and drum euphoria in Do You Know Who I Am and then travels off the grid with the pulsing remix of Soft Crush. Tussle channels alien echo-chamber dub in their cosmic jam "Dusty Roads", and then fuses elements of Detroit techno, Chicago house, and warm organic bass into their incredible remix of Hand To Mouth!
Affairs Online 12"
by Various Artists
Affairs Online is the first compilation from Voltaire Records. Featuring producers from Stockholm, Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco, this album merges influences from around the globe to drop funky, prog-driven electro beats that lean left of the obvious.
Mystery producer Erik Artur starts off the comp by warping all genres with his short radical piece Redla. Steve Moore’s (of Zombi) solo project LoveLock pays homage to classic synthesizer disco on Champagne. Always defying expectation, Tokyo's Narctrax brings an unexpected twist by combining prog-rock, electro and his own unique melodic cues with Unweave the Rainbow. Loose Shus pumps out the Juno bass lines, and then travels through wormholes of electronic space on Featurette. The very young and very talented Swedish producer Le Pimp offers BTTB, modern boogie electro that’s wise beyond its years.
Keep It Off the Record 12"
Publicist is the solo project of drummer Sebastian Thomson from Trans Am and Weird War. Internationally known for his live set, he plays on the floor, not on stage: deconstructing the barrier between audience and performer.
Keep It Off The Record mixes live drums and vocoded vox with spacey, arpeggiated dance rhythms and funk-laden bass lines. Publicist's one man band is the analog answer to a spectrum of 70s kraut-rockers, DJs, dancers, and party people.