Alex Smoke Love Over Will Full-length from electronic producer Alex Smoke who futher experiments with his voice! Alex Smoke returns with his latest opus ‘Love Over Will’, perfectly crafted electronica, brimming with layers that mixes depth, euphoria and social commentary in equal measure. Love Over Will sees Menzies further exploring the melding of his voice with intricate electronics and discordant melody. R&S CD | LP
Tale of Us North Star Double AA side from Berlin duo Tale Of Us Known for their extremely high standards that have seen them discard hundreds of tracks in the search for the perfect beat, this exacting precision is highly evident - from the cut glass synth arpeggios, swelling cinematic pad sounds of ’North Star’ to the pulsating groove, dark bass and squalling white noise of ’Silent Space' (featuring additional production by cohorts Joy O and Boddika) this release is surely some of their finest music to date, and once again cements Tale Of Us's reputation for delivering dramatic wide-screen club music. R&S 12"
Nonkeen The Gamble Debut album from nonkeen, a new project featuring Nils Frahm and his childhood friends Sebastian Singwald and Frederic Gmeiner In 1989, East German schoolboy Sebastian Singwald spent 2 weeks at their school. Frahm and Gmeiner bonded with him instantly. Their friendship grew from there. After the Berlin Wall came down, Gmeiner and Frahm were eager to visit Singwald to play as a band. They performed their original material on fairgrounds in Plänterwald over the summer holidays. In the summer of 1997, when all 3 members had turned 15, a disaster would halt their musical careers and end their collaboration. A performance was cut short when the chained seats of a roundabout broke off and 2 of its passengers smashed into the stage. One victim landed feet first in the bass drum, another crashed into Singwalds bass amp. As the injured were hauled into an ambulance, all 3 left their broken instruments behind, swore off music collectively and went their separate ways. Well into their 20s however all agreed that they would begin to play music together once again. Slowly and cautiously they began to play music again and after 5 years an album from nonkeen was ready for the world to hear. R&S CD | LP
The Prodigy Roadblox: Paula Temple Remixes Paula Temple's remix of The Prodigy's Roadblox Roadblox is one of the standout tracks from their latest opus ‘The Day Is My Enemy’. R&S’s arena filling noisenik Paula Temple was honoured to remix the track and has provided two superb remixes the first featuring the full, snarling vocal from Maxim, marauding bass, bleeping synth arpeggios, noise squalls and pistoning percussion combing to apocalyptic effect, while the second removes the vox for an even deeper trip. R&S 12"
Blue Daisy Darker Than Blue London rapper, MC, musiscian and producer Blue Daisy releases Darker Than Blue an album that crosses paths between rap, rock, blues and punk. It's something quite special! R&S CD | LP
ALSO ALSO Debut full-length from Also aka Appleblim and Second Storey These heavy studio / live loose jams sessions have borne truly verdant musical fruit inspired as much by classic R&S alumni from Aphex Twin to Blawan and the Detroit axis of Carl Craig and Juan Atkins. The album drips with uptempo cyborg funk, heavyweight bass and bleeping synth squiggles, pulsing subs and swooning pads. ‘Arpemonger’ is an exclusive track to the album that sees ALSO stretch their classic IDM influences into a lush, soulful, futuristic five minutes that finishes the album in style. ALSO is pan genre, pan generational, emotive electronic music at its best. Truly something special and a fine addition of forward thinking dancefloor sonic artistry. R&S 12"
Tessela Bottom Out New 12" from electronic producer TesselaInspired by a frenetic session in the days after hearing Ben UFO’s Fabric Birthday party DJ set, the phasing drum track and disorientating acid squiggles are sure to confound and tantalise in equal measure. Long time partner in crime Kowton steps up to deliver a metronomic sweat-inducing workout that stays true to the uncompromising nature of the original, whilst twisting it into new and perplexing shapes. B-side ‘Total Music’ takes a sample from a DIY locked groove inspired by artist, Haroon Mirza – coming on like some twisted communication from a rave in another dimension, it’s stunning in its bold simplicity. R&S 12"
Lone Levitate Sixth full-length from ace London producer Lone. exploring ambient, jungle and hardcore! “It was pretty terrifying - I'd try to go to sleep and I'd be hearing mad rave tunes form in my head. When i recovered i was left with all these ideas for fast, feverish tunes. Following that we went to LA and hung out with friends, driving round all day in the baking sun playing jungle and hardcore edits - all the best bits from rare jungle tunes spliced together. There was something that really seemed to fit hearing these energetic tracks whilst speeding around LA under perfect blue skies, that was amazingly similar to music I'd been dreaming up whilst in New York. I couldn't wait to get home and start putting this together - I had a new theme.” R&S Records CD | LP
Paul White Shaker Notes Excellent album from HipHop producer Paul White which sees him taking on a new directionWith a sizable legacy on One-Handed Music behind him, Paul White moves over to R&S to deliver this sumptuous album of exotic experimental fare that draws on plentiful amounts of found sound, organic instrumentation and pop vocal abstraction to create a wondrous listening experience. Whether it's the seductive chimes of "Where You Gonna Go?" or the sultry blues thrum of "Honey Cats", there's a whole world of music fuelling this truly distinctive sound, and it's one that never gets dull or repetitive. With a comforting approach to song writing woven into the adventurous sonic processes, this is a masterful album that appeals on many different levels at once. R&S Records CD | LP