March 7, 2017

Dapayk & Padberg - Harbour LP

fnu26lp Always keep moving, never stand still; a motto that Dapayk & Padberg have been following consistently for more than ten years in every respect. For nearly three decades sought-after musician, producer and machine enthusiast Niklas Worgt has researched diverse club sound effects with countless projects, while singer Eva Padberg is an internationally renowned high fashion model. Since 2003 they have been traveling and performing together as Dapayk & Padberg. They are passionate sound nomads who capture acoustic impressions of their exciting journey. Each album is a sound logbook, which captures memories in the form of beats, tunes and skits. On “Sink This Ship", released a few months ago, the Berlin-based duo provided a first glimpse of what you can expect from Dapayk & Padberg in 2017, with their new album “Harbour". A harbour, where both stop off for the moment, because their next trip is already planned: after the release of “Harbour", Dapayk & Padberg tour Europe and ROW.

 

March 7, 2017

Yuksek - Nous Horizon

fine032lp« Nous Horizon » is Yuksek’s great studio album comeback, 5 years after his last album. Yuksek’s characteristic sound, midway between post-disco, house and pop, shines through on its various tracks. Even more than on his last album, « Living on the Edge of Time », Yuksek shows his talent as a singer. ‘Nous Horizon’ is an album of mostly duets, invitations to sing together (Break My Heart, Sunrise, Sweet Addiction, Stay) featuring greek singer Monika, French pop bands Her, Juveniles and Roman Rappak (from band Breton) His new melodies are sunnier than before; his beats and production more subtle.

 

March 7, 2017

Art Alfie Reveries Of LP

barn047lpThe reveries begin with a simple electrical hum - a starting signal for the appearance of a vibrant array of sound, shifting before us in seemingly random motion. Before we know it, all those pulsating melodies, razor-cut hifi-house beats and drunken robot jazz ensembles start forming into patterns, secretly & perfectly designed by one Art Alfie. A long time operator in Stockholm’s small but insistent underground music scene, Oscar Wedrén broke through internationally in 2012 with the Karlovak project, founded with on-off studio and dj partner Rudolf Nordström, a.k.a. Mr. Tophat. The duo’s inexplicably fresh takes on classic dance music tropes is as much a result of a brilliantly odd pairing of personalities as of a defined concept and a precise method in searching for the perfect house groove. While writing Reveries Of, released early spring 2017 through Studio Barnhus, Art Alfie freed himself of all conceptual footholds, delving instead deep into his archives of old and new memories and feels, working with improptu field recordings and emotionally-guided sampling processes. He came back with an intricate and personal debut album and he didn’t lose his groove on the way.

 

February 7, 2017

Cristi Cons - Perceptual EP

meander021Let the music speak for itself.

 

February 7, 2017

Phonique - Green Supreme LP

lg15lpGreen Supreme is the fourth studio album from house music veteran Phonique: a collection of 11 remarkable songs from one of the scene’s most revered producers. To describe Phonique as prolific would be something of an understatement. To date, he has amassed a discography of more than 500 original tracks and remixes - as well as three previous studio albums - for acclaimed labels such as Dessous, Poker Flat, Crosstown Rebels, Systematic, Souvenir and of course his own label Ladies and Gentlemen, a collection which includes some runaway successes. Despite working on Green Supreme, Phonique’s fierce production rate has continued unabated in 2016, with highlights including ‘T Groove’ on Katermukke and his stunning remix of Frank & Friedrich ‘Coming Home’ which landed on Universal earlier this year.

 

January 11, 2017

Tomorrows People - Open Soul

MEL005Melodies International proudly expand their catalogue of rare soul gems with another carefully crafted reissue, complete with full 16 page Melozine. This time it’s the spellbinding Tomorrow’s People album: Open Soul. Deep in South Chicago, a band of four brothers raised on doo-wop and flea-market instruments made a record during the mid 70s that did not only mark a seminal point in their youthful careers, but would go on to become a true collector’s favourite. ‘Open Soul’ is quite simply one of the best examples of raw, stripped down soul in its purest form, and for this reason has become a highly sought after rarity. The album has been carefully reproduced and will be officially available for the first time in 40 Years, this time accompanied by an interview with one of the original brothers, various Tomorrow’s People memorabilia and a number of other contributions from Melodies’ friends around the world.