EXERCISE ONE & MATHEW JONSON “LOST FOREVER IN A HAPPY CROWD” EP, EXONE
Exercise One’s newest EP is the result of happy jam sessions in the studio with a couple of their dear Canadian buddies. Exercise One have been concentrating on their new all hardware, no computer live show over the past half year – with performances at Panorama Bar, Cabaret and Le Showcase – and releases on Cocoon and their own Exone label. Mathew Jonson is responsible for some of the best techno records of the early 21st century, on his own, with his brother Nathan as Midnight Operator and with his constant conspirators The Mole, Tyger Dulha and Danuel Tate as Cobblestone Jazz, as well as running the Wagon Repair label. Leonard Flohen is fond of BBQ, moose and music – in no particular order. He’s a distant cousin of that old rogue Hugh Betcha and if you ever were to meet them you’d see that they share a certain twinkle in their eye.
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DEWALTA & SHANNON • “The Adventures Of Saint Jack De Smoove” EP, Meander 009 • OUT NOW
Taken from their upcoming record “The Adventures Of Saint Jack De Smoove” out on vinyl on Meander in May 2012.
Release comes in an inside-out sleeve with black & white photography on the backside
and holds a photo-printed insert (21x21cm) on recycled paper.
Meander continues the killer project from Mike Shannon and DeWalta with a superb record of pure analog synth-funk. The creative cooperation between these two inventive minds deliver a pretty unusual adventure. Wandering via a deep forest of sounds Saint Jack De Smoove guides you powerful and reverberating through the darker territories of time and space. Mike, known for his outputs on respected labels like Plus 8, Force Inc., Wagon Repair and Cynosure already worked with DeWalta for releases on Haunt and their first record for the same project on Cynosure. Their second offering goes a huge step further into sounddesign and warm black grooves making it a perfect record for the house Meander is. Saint Jack De Smoove welcomes you to join him on his incredible voyage into altered states.
Released by: Meander
Release/catalogue number: 009
Release date: May 7, 2012
NEW RELEASES • VITNYL001 Even Now Just Us | Gold Series RMX | The Mole & Jimmy Edgar
Vitalik Recordings are set to launch their Gold Series this April. Limited edition vinyl runs have become standard with independent labels these days, however Vitalik Recordings have set about making their Gold Series vinyls genuine collectors items by enhancing key elements of design and production. The artwork has been commissioned from Italian Illustrator Flavio Carbonaro and the overall concept and design is a collaboration between Flavio and designer / photographer Henry Rumour and William Worrell. The records will be pressed on heavy vinyl, printed in gold and sleeved in recycled black manilla.
Kicking off the series is Jimmy Edgar’s electrifying mix of The Mole “Even Now Just Us”. Edgar’s remix contrasts wildly to the Mole’s original emotive groover, Edgar’s take is a visceral, gutsy listening experiences. Suspense is elevated throughout the length of the track by an endless series of start/stop rhythms and tiny crescendos which build at almost random intervals, this gives the track a feeling of unpredictability and tense energy. It’s a peak time music at its best, difficult to categorize but electro with hyper active attention deficit disorder comes somewhere near the mark.
Edgar’s remix will only be available on vinyl, the B-Side features The Mole’s original mix, a baroque but understated timeless piece of house music, these two cuts contribute to make this a highly desirable piece of vinyl.