Following the release of his first solo album in eight years, French techno icon Laurent Garnier commissions a series of remixes of his 33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont LP.
This summer, Laurent Garnier announced the launch of his latest landmark album. The newest LP showed why he is such a vital force with a series of cuts, distilling his 30+ year career experiences into cutting-edge electronic music full of tension and release. Now, he continues to prove he operates at the vanguard with this exemplary assembly of remixers.
UK techno mainstay Works Of Intent opens up with his Farewell remix of Reviens La Nuit, a dark, pulsing techno sound with widescreen cosmic chords and unsettling modulations. Romantic techno master Voltaire then flips Tales From The Real World into a scintillant melodic excursion with arps cascading down the face of the track and fizzing synths lighting up the electro beats.
Next is 22Carbone, who is featured on the original album but here remix In Your Phase into a grimy, broken beat with rigid bars and twisted metal textures next to the menacing mic work. Rocco Rodamaal has 30 years of experience and is one of few veterans who remains genuinely relevant today. He offers two versions of Liebe Grüße aus Cucuron – a smooth, deep, elongated techno trip and a fizzing Keys Mix doused in melodic charm.
New York’s new wave techno star Anthony Cardinale, aka Avision, lights up his remix of Le Swing Du Pouletto with radiant and optimistic synths and a dark, brooding low end. Later, he brings plenty of marching menace and pent-up synth tension to his rework of Liebe Grüße aus Cucuron. Reshit‘s take on On the Record offers a dreamy ambient soundscape with downtempo breaks and expansive prog-rock style synths.
This sophisticated selection of techno remixes brings all-new emotions and moments of dance floor brilliance to Laurent Garnier’s superb originals.
A1. Reviens La Nuit (Works of Intent Farewell Remix) A2. Tales From The Real World (Voltaire Remix) A3. In Your Phase (22Carbone Remix) B1. Liebe grüße aus Cucuron (Rocco Rodamaal Remix) B2. Le Swing Du Pouletto (Avision Remix) B3. On The Record (Reshit remix feat. Rodolphe Burger)
Initially influenced by his homeland and the worlds of psy-trance and progressive, the artist has grown to embrace all genres and establish a wide-ranging production style that represents the array of emotions fuelling his creativity. Guy’s disregard for boundaries has catapulted his genre-diverse Lost & Found imprint into one of the most highly respected brands in the underground.
Following Lost & Found’s 100th release, and the announcement that the revered imprint is coming to an end, EG caught up with Guy Jto learn more about his motivations, the impact of the label, and what the future has in store for him.
The independent label started life in 2008 run by DJ Gandharva.
The Budapest based Budabeats celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with special vinyl.
To date, the label has 49 releases under his belt, covering artists such as Kovacs The Hunt, M.W.D., Chillum Trio, Eric Sumo, The Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz, György Vukán, Kobza Vajk, and Oneeyedman.
To mark the occasion the label will release Waves of Budabeats – 15 Years V/A release on 2LP with a printed foldable insert, featuring artist from the label, hand picked by DJ Gandharva, and his longtime DJ, record collector, and label partner since 2015, Von Yodi.
A1 WaTa – MSZKVTR (3:50) A2. Mytron – Take it (3:29) A3. Kobza Vajk – Bego Mustafa (BéTé remix) (5:56) A4. Erik Sumo & the Fox-Fairies – Out She Comes Up She Goes (3:27) *
B1. Son of Sam – Rise to the Occasion (Prod. by Tom Caruana) (3:16) B2. The Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz – Wanga gut (4:51) B3. Premecz Organ Trio – Your Body (3:46) B4. György Vukán – Linda theme pt. 2. (shortened vesrion) (5:11) *
C1. Oneeyedman – Tiszavirág (3:56) C2. M.W.D. – Mannequin (6:14) C3. Kovacs The Hun – The EZMBAcid Xperiment (4:22)
D1. Chillum Trio – Gazing Beyond the Sun (6:47) D2. The Mabon Dawud Republic – Talk To Me (Pleasure Voyage Balearic Daydream remix) (6:32) D3. Crookram – Saudade (3:21)
A return to the dark romantic of the past, present and future. An undying passion for all things post-punk/wave/body music and beyond.
After 2021’s sprawling Next Wave Acid Punx compilation, the Berlin by way of New York City extraordinaire, Curses (aka Luca Venezia), returns with DEUX. The 49-track release—jammed into three CDs and three double LPs—packs a serious punch of dark dance; with an array of genres that include minimal synth, new beat, electro and italo body music, there’s something here for everyone. DEUX will be out on October 20th via Eskimo Recordings.
Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX is a mining of music meant for dance spaces, an archival of electronic music from its very birth to the current wave. It takes the listener on a journey from industrial and EBM innovators, Throbbing Gristle, Absolute Body Control, Nitzer Ebb and Cabaret Voltaire, to the underground royalty of The KVB, The Hacker and Essaie Pas, to today’s most revered artists such as Boy Harsher and Zanias. From the post-punk emotional volatility of Sad Lovers & Giants‘ classic “Things We Never Did” up through the goth-doused mechanical dance of Buzz Kull, the release introduces and reconnects old loves with new.
VINYL CHAPTER 1/3
A1. Throbbing Gristle – Distant Dreams, Pt. 2 A2. Mary Möör – Pretty Day A3. Sad Lovers & Giants – Things We Never Did A4. Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) B1. Big Audio Dynamite – The Big V B2. Cabaret Voltaire – Blue Heat B3. Nitzer Ebb – Hearts and Minds (Mix Hypersonic) B4. Clan Of Xymox – Obsession
C1. In Sotto Voce – In Sotto Voce C2. Psyche – Prisoner To Desire (Single Mix) C3. Propaganda – The Murder Of Love C4. DAF – Brothers (Gabi Mix) D1. Book Of Love – Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) (I Dream Of Jeanne Mix) D2. Vicious Pink – Cccan’t You See D3. Absolute Body Control – Total Control
VINYL CHAPTER 2/3
A1. Boytronic – Voloczny * A2. The KVB – Still Warm (2023 version) A3. Cardinal & Nun – Freak And Weak * A4. Jennifer Touch – Altars * A5. Matrixxman – Assembly Line * B1. Silver Tears – Always Shine (Wait For The Rain) * B2. Essaie Pas – Retox B3. Aili x Transistorcake – Dansu B4. Years Of Denial – It Sucks
C1. Dina Summer – Darkness * C2. Patriarchy – Suffer C3. Maelstrom & Louisahhh – Hate Machine * C4. Dame Area – Buon Cittadino * C5. Kris Baha – Into The Dark D1. Desire – Love Races On * D2. Blind Delon feat. I Hate Models – Flashback * D3. Poison Point – Altered Beats * D4. Roe Deers – Muscles *
VINYL CHAPTER 3/3
A1. Boy Harsher – Machina (feat. Mariana Saldaña) (Dark Remix) * A2. Silent Servant – Non Fiction * A3. J.W.B. Hits The Beat – Body On Body (Curses Revamp) * A4. Hungry Boys – Toi * B1. Nuovo Testamento – Heartbeat (Curses Remix – Edit) * B2. Autumns – Repeat Prescription * B3. Buzz Kull – A Place (That’s Meant To Be) * B4. Soft Crash – Dolce Morte *
Sdban Records, the renowned independent groove & jazz label behind Funky Chicken, Hip Holland Hip, and Discophilia Belgica, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of its latest compilation album, The Belgian Soundtrack: A Musical Connection of Belgium with Cinema (1961 – 1976). Packed with the finest soundtracks boasting an unmistakable Belgian connection, this compilation takes listeners on a captivating journey through a collection of cinematic hidden gems from the early sixties to the late seventies.
Curated by the passionate duo Robin Broos and Tom ‘Pélé’ Peeters, known for their profound appreciation of obscure soundtracks, The Belgian Soundtrack showcases the exceptional talents of both local and internationally acclaimed composers and musicians. From obscure finds composed by lesser-known artists to Hollywood scores performed by world-renowned musicians, this compilation offers a vibrant blend of tracks, including the occasional contribution from renowned international artists who have lent their musical prowess to Belgian films.
The Belgian Soundtrack came into being as a serendipitous adventure. Former film journalist Jan Temmerman reached out to us one day, offering a treasure trove of vintage soundtrack albums discovered in his attic,” recounts Robin Broos. “With 650 long players, mostly unheard of titles, we embarked on an extraordinary quest—to listen to every single one of them, totaling a staggering 29,250 minutes. It was like watching the original Star Wars trilogy 78 times!”
What started as a quest soon evolved into an intriguing investigation fueled by curiosity. Along the way, Broos and Peeters unearthed dozens of treasures, delved into the backgrounds of obscure composers and musicians, and witnessed an array of enigmatic films. “We encountered an abundance of (un)necessary nudity that we never could have imagined existed,” Tom Peeters laughs. The outcome of their explorations is The Belgian Soundtrack, a meticulously curated collection of funky, melodic, and uplifting tracks, each crafted exclusively for the silver screen and boasting an unexpected Belgian connection.
A1. Vladimir Cosma – Courage, Fuyons A2. Salix Alba – Vol De La Voiture A3. Louis Marischal – Tu M’Tapes Sur Les Nerfs A4. Martial Solal – Dancing A5. Roger Morès – Dancing A6. Bert Paige – De Discotheek A7. Pieter Verlinden – Theme 19 (Générique + Générique Variation I) A8. Henri Seroka – Theme Axel B1. Rocco Granata – Jonny’s Theme B2. Krzysztof Komeda – Les Trucs Du Miroir B3. Quincy Jones – Love Theme From ‘The Getaway’ (Faraway Forever) B4. Roger Morès – Ballade B5. Alessandro Alessandroni – La Terrificante Notte Del Demonio (Demon Arise) B6. François de Roubaix – Poursuite Sur Les Dunes d’Ostende B7. Jean Marie Bigman – Bolero Pour Denise (Bolero Voor Denise) B8. Alain Pierre – Nacht Shift
Fresh reissued magic of Funky Stuff, formerly a rare exquisite by jazzmaster Jiro Inagaki, originally released in 1975. An enduring, pioneering fusion of jazz, funk, soul and rock – with influences from Herbie Hancock, James Brown and Santana – the album features some of the best and most acclaimed Japanese musicians of the time, enlisting the talent-wares of Hiromasa Suzuki on keyboards, Akira Ishikawa on drums and Takeru Muraoka on sax.
All the songs are the highlights, such as Painted Paradise which is full of dynamism and sprinting, Breeze where funkness and mellowness coexist, and a cover of Cool & The Gang Funky Stuff which has a low center of gravity and sharpness. It is now a definitive masterpiece of wants from all over the world.
A1. Painted Paradise A2. Funky Motion A3. Breeze A4. Scratch B1. Funky Stuff B2. One For Jiro B3. Gentle Wave B4. Four Up