Discover The Sonic Brilliance Of Bedford’s Underground Dance Music Legend Tony Boinsega

Cold Blow has joined forces with Musique Pour La Danse to deliver an anthology of Tony Boninsegna’s greatest productions and co-productions – many rare or hard-to-find – for the first time.

Featuring 24 restored and remastered tracks stretched across two volumes on vinyl and digital, including a handful of previously unreleased tracks and mixes, and accompanied by detailed sleeve notes by Anniss, Notes From The Underground 1986-1994 is a joyful celebration of one of British dance music’s most under-appreciated artists. The full breadth and depth of Boninsegna’s rave-ready catalogue, as well as an indication of the sheer volume of aliases he utilised during the period, is explored in detail across the two-part compilation.

The story of dance music is littered with hidden heroes and underground activists whose immense contributions have been overlooked, ignored and under-documented. Tony Boninsegna, a producer who made and released countless classic cuts and forgotten gems during the acid house and rave era, is one such example.

Volume one features two previously unreleased recordings that mark his earliest explorations of the emerging house sound (both as The Rhythm Squad, with Richard Compton), alongside touchstone releases such as Zeco’s The Witch Trials (a 1989 production that marked his first outing on vinyl), celebrated workouts recorded with regular collaborator Mykey Tee (Lab Technicians’ bleep-inspired We Gave U Life, Big Showdown’s epic They’re Here and AEK’s mind-mangling, bleep & breaks number ‘Lick It’), and genuinely overlooked gems (the proto-tribal house of Pierrepoint’s acid-smothered ‘Tonnerre’ and saucer-eyed rush of Estudiantes’ Let The Music Into Your Mind).

Volume two continues in a similar vein while devoting more disc space to Boninsegna’s breakbeat-driven productions of the early 1990s. So, alongside more must-have tracks from the producer’s Chill-released projects (Return of The Living Acid’s surging acid thumper Big Dipper, MI7’s twisted bleep and breaks monster Show I, and a couple of killer cuts alongside Mykey Tee as Original Clique), Cold Blow & Musique Pour La Danse have also made room for the proto-jungle brilliance of Ragga Head’s Give The People Junglis, the tongue-in-cheek excellence of Ministry of Fear’s Original Cliché, two top tracks as Napoleon, and the wild, acid breaks breathlessness of Monsoon by Sykosis 451.

Tracklist

Volume 1

A1. Lab Technicians – We Gave U Life
A2. Aural Exciter – U = Euphoria
A3. Original Clique – “F” (Whistle Mix)
B1. Pierrepoint – Tonnerre
B2. A.E.K. – Lick It
B3. Zubbizerretta – Wake The Town (Somnabulist Mix)

C1. Estudiantes – Let The Music Into Your Mind
C2. Zeco – The Witch Trials
C3. Big Showdown – They’re Here
D1. The Rhythm Squad – Animal House (Original Mix)
D2. The Rhythm Squad – Manhunt (Instrumental)
D3. Nine-L – Islands, Part 2

Volume 2

A1. Lab Technicians – We Gave You Life (Original Version)
A2. Nine-L – Untitled (Houston, We Have A Problem B2)
A3. Sykosis 451 – Monsoon
B1. Original Clique – U = Underground
B2. Original Clique – Now Hear Me Now
B3. MI7 – Show I

C1. Napoleon – Fortuna
C2. Napoleon – La Chaux Du Fonds
C3. Ragga Head – Give The People What They Want
D1. Return Of The Living Acid – Big Dipper
D2. Ministry Of Fear – Original Cliché
D3. Nine-L – Untitled (Houston, We Have A Problem A2)

Released February 9, 2024

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Listen: New Hieroglyphic Being album

Listen to Hieroglyphic Being’s Qudaric Surfaces album, features score for abstract animation film, exclusive to newsdistribution.

“Innovative, engaging, here’s proof the sum of abstract parts can make the most engaging art when deft hands are allowed to play.” DJ Magazine

“Off-world electronica at its most squiggly, relentless & primal” The Wire

”A sonic collection of sci-fi techno and kosmische psychedelia” Inverted Audio

“Hieroglyphic Being produces unique sounds (opening) up a wormhole from Cairo to Darmstadt to Chicago” A Closer Listen

“Quadric Surfaces collects the soundtracks Moss wrote for Parellel Spheres & Figures in Mynd, two parts of an abstract animation film by visual artist Gabriela González Rondon. The film premiered in October 2023 during Videodroom / Film Festival Ghent.

In her surreal and trippy gem of analog filmmaking Gonzales draws up whole universes of movement and color that seem to share a spiritual space with like-minded sci-fi writers such as Ursula K Le Guin or filmmaker John Whitney. The soundtrack for this dreamy experiment was provided by kindred soul and psychonaut Hieroglyphic Being.”

Edition of 500 copies on heavy-weight black vinyl. 45rpm for maximum sound quality.

Released February 16, 2024

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Sdban Records Revives Legendary Library Gems 1976 – 1981

Sdban Records reissues parts of the library series ‘A Special Radio ~ TV Record’ release on the Belgian based Selection Records between 1976 and 1981 on vinyl. Sdban Records teams up with publisher Hans Kusters wo recently bought this catalog.

Sdban Records continues its reissues of the legendary library series A Special Radio – TV Record with Selection 23, releasing a variety of notable tracks from the 70s library label together on a physical compilation for the first time. With this release, the label continues the vinyl reissues of the Belgian imprint ‘Selection Records,’ featuring tracks originally released between 1976 and 1981.

Essentially, the tracks take you through a cinematic musical landscape where funk and soul merge with a hint of jazz, always evoking a sense of familiarity.

One name that immediately springs to mind is René Costy. From this virtuoso and insatiable artist, the compilation ‘Expectancy’ was previously released. With Strange Dream and Crystal Waltz, he shows once again that he was not only a versatile composer but also a curious jazz cat. With Space Shuttle Jazz, pianist and harmonica Jacques Siroul shows his fascination for synthesizers. Which, as a composer, earned him an unofficial title as an expert in music on demand. This, and much more, make Selection 23 a must-have for fans of previous compilations like Beat Action, Funky Chicken, and Funky Chimes!

Tracklist

A1. Bob Porter – Chiang Mai
A2. Jordan Stevy – No Thoroughfare
A3. René Costy – Strange Dream
A4. Stern Selection – Imagination
A5. Leonard D Messina – Osmoses
B1. Jordan Stevy – By Pass
B2. Stern Selection – Black World
B3. Jacques Siroul – Space Shuttle Jazz
B4. René Costy – Crystal Waltz
B5. Jordan Stevy – Pink Donkey Pop
B6. Bob Porter – Chief Of Freen Bean

More releases from the same label here

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The Axis Expressionist Series continues in 2024

For Part 04 ‘X-Rax Zulu’ Jeff Mills went into the studio again and created ‘Just Like A (Vernacular Objects)’, a new mix of ‘Vernacular Objects’ (previously released 2020 only in digital as ‘Every Dog Has Its Day. Vol. 13’) and produced three new tracks exclusively for this vinyl edition.

X-Ray Zulu refers all the things that could be defined as correct, as right and as perfect in an imperfect world and context. It serves as a barometric meter of all harmonious things. And with this balance, there is a certain amount of clarity and certainty about what is connected to this subject. A strong mind or opinion, passion, dedication and devotion. Essentially, this release is about undeniably and incontestable truth. – Millsart

The Axis Expressionist Series:

A collection of vinyl and limited digital releases, curated by Millsart, an alias of Jeff Mills, of his most eclectic and transcendent compositions that derive from his Every Dog Has Its Day project as well as new unreleased works.

Vernacular creations that fall off from the “other side” of the Electronic Music tree, this project is designed for the experienced Techno music listener, and its goal is to reflect upon the pure artistry of the craft of storytelling. A realization between music and life.

Whereas “dancing” is the goal of Dance Music, the goal of this music is about “reflecting on the complexity and simplification of life”. Soundtracks for people in their evolutionary process.

More releases from the same label here

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Muscut Show with Nikolaienko

Label’s recent favorites and forthcoming material. Vinyl only mix for your winter holidays.

Muscut (contraction of Music and Cutting) and Shukai label founder Nikolaienko takes us through a blissful journey of exotic sounds, intertwining vintage electronics, early experimentations, forgotten Eastern gems and contemporary essays in music, with the meticulous approach of an archeologist..

TÕNU NAISSOO – Meemeistrite Linn
MISHA PANFILOV – Rush Hour
TÕNU AARE – Kas Maakera On Ümmargune?
HENNADII BOICHENKO – Detouch
TÕNU NAISSOO – Pocket Galaхy
CUKOR BILA SMERT – The Great Hen-Yuan River
MODERN FEELINGS – Photography
JÜRGEN RATAN – Bockafen Veirhozen
GIUSEPPE IELASI – 07
SG – Rain Nr.33
THE EХPOSURES AKA JAN JELINEK – Collage Of Digital Passion (LOVE)
BLACKBODY_RADIATION – Silica
ROMÉO POIRIER – Negative Feedback (HATE)
KAMANA – Pagot Pugot
TARZANA – Reptile Endosure, MIR
MALAYEEN – Nadia

Trimester show on LYL Radio

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Welcome to NEWS’s new website

On January 2nd, we’re excited to introduce a brand new website! It’s improved, user-friendly, and a better looking platform.

After years of loyal service, we’re bidding farewell to our old, trusty website in favor of a new, faster, and modern design. We’ve carefully considered what would enhance user experience and built something entirely new from scratch. Before we go live, we wanted to give you a heads up. Here are a few pointers to keep you in the loop.

The existing website will continue to be operational until December 21st

Please note that no orders can be placed from December 21st until the new website goes live on January 2nd.

All existing orders will be seamlessly transferred from the old system to the new one. You will be able to view these orders in your new account.

Coming week, you will receive information about the functionality of the new website, including it features and what to expect during your initial login.

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