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Australian Angus Gruzman will handle the new Montreal label’s first full-length, In Dreems, next January.
Angus Gruzman is a veteran of Sydney’s dance music scene, known as part of the Bang Gang DJs as well as a multitude of aliases including Gus Da Hoodrat and Angelo Cruzman (and then there’s also his collaborative project for Turbo, The Finger Prince). Last year Gruzman decamped to Montreal to help Thomas Von Party start the new Multi Culti label, which has so far released three of Gruzman’s singles as Dreems. Now they’re preparing in Dreems, a full-length they describe as “more of an ambient voyage than a collection of dance tracks.”
December not only gives you Christmas, it also delivers you the Dreems album launch and listening party. We will be serving snacks and “refreshments” for you brain, body and soul to help ease you into an evening of light and dance from 10pm. Dreems Album Launch
A selection of Token artists will embark on a tour in support of the label’s new compilation, Aphelion.
Eleven label nights have been planned for various European locations including Brussels, Rome, Austria, Barcelona, Porto and Berlin. For more dates across Europe: Resident Advisor (more to be confirmed)
Aphelion was released earlier this week, and features previously unreleased cuts from core artists like Ø [Phase], Inigo Kennedy and Ctrls, along with contributions from newer associates like Surgeon, Rødhåd and James Ruskin. You can stream Aphelion in full below.
Video of part of the DJ set at La Bacchanale, Montreal, Canada 2014-09-27
Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ‘Minister Of Information’ with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill’s Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno’s path throughout the late Nineties. Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity.
This year has seen Hood release a series of anniversary re-edits and remixes, though M-Print: 20 Years Of M-Plant is the most comprehensive offering to date. The 33-track M-Print compilation will be released to the stores in December.
Watch the exclusive video premiere for the Montreal kingpin’s dancefloor sensation.
Music videos in 2014 are where mystery and coolness go to die, so we are overjoyed with the amazingly watchable, entertaining, and stylish result that director Helmi (of Division Paris, who brought you the incredible Gesaffelstein video) has achieved.
An exclusive vinyl-only remix package will be released to the stores in December featuring low-slung acid house courtesy of Cliff Lothar, loopy-Mexican-madness from Rebolledo, and Scottish hooligan techno from Clouds protégés Perth Drug Legend.
De Los Miedos, AKA Lisbon-based DJ Sebastião Delerue from the self-styled “obscure label” Östa Discos, with a mixtape of his influential records from his vinyl collection. This all vinyl mix include tracks from Erkin Koray, Baris Manco, Sharam Shabpareh, Mazhar Ve Fuat & many more.
De Los Miedos ‘Edits Vol. 1 (Yali Yali / Ergi Ergi)’ will be released to the stores in November. A very handy pair of off-the-wall choices to sweeten your mix.
Saline is the third instalment in a series of records from Ultramajic boss Jimmy Edgar. While the first part, Hot Inside, represented the element of fire, and its follow-up release, Mercurio, symbolized water, Saline is aligned with earth. It’s no accident that the name refers specifically to the earthly compound salt, as desalination is an integral metaphysical process that helps to hone the third eye.
The EP rises from the ashes of Hot Inside and Mercurio with Burn, a blazing acid-tinged banger that boats dry drums and a strangled wail. The reference to fire in the title suggests the evolution of Edgar’s series of singles, while the name of the track Decalcify invokes a process closely related to desalination, as both play a role in making the body more attuned to supernatural experiences. Ultramajic’s Chicago house influence enticed legendary footwork producer DJ Rashad, who’s voice can be heard in the sampled squawk on metallic tune Walk Show. The final track Who’s Watchin, features Jimmy’s own vocal, coy bleep-bloop instrumentation and hissing hi-hats. Taken as a whole, Saline and the other releases in Jimmy’s series of dance singles are designed to instigate the processes they allude to and aid in the path of spiritual development. 12″ vinyl will be released to the stores in October.