Luke Vibert Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol. 1 The new rave-influenced album from Luke Vibert, imaginatively used samples, customary beats and all things familiar. Vibert stiches together a collage of sounds, samples and beats for ‘Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol. 1’ that captures the essence of the rave era perfectly. Shuffling breakbeats and spine-tingling synths provide the flashbacks on ‘Heard It All B4’ whilst an onslaught of classic vocal hits come at the listener faster than a double drop rush on ‘Feel The Melody’. Hypercolour LP
Luke Vibert Halloween (Part Two) Hot on the heels of Luke Vibert’s ‘Halloween’ (Part One), Hypercolour present more acidic business from one of Cornwall’s finest bleeps exponent, backed with two very solid remixes from Tom Demac and FaltyDL. More new and exclusive material from Vibert then, on the A side cut, “iStrain”. Deadly mechanical funk of the highest order, the Eastern melodic flavors float over a bending and bouncing 303 bassline, serving up a heady concoction of analogue goodness, proving that Vibert’s still got ‘it’ in plenty of abundance. Hypercolour regular, Tom Demac, revisits “Halloween”, the dark, Pagan stomping acid tormentor from Part One. Going in straight for the jugular, Demac offers up a heavyweight battering ram of a remix, certainly not for the faint-â??hearted, as the crushed beats slap and pound against the lysergic modulations and the demented vocal phrases. Coming up for air, Brooklyn’s FaltyDL comes to Hypercolour fresh from an outstanding album on Ninja Tune and singles on Swamp81 and Hemlock, with a stunning breaks version of “Stabs Of Regret” (a track featured on Vibert’s Ridmik album for Hypercolour last year). Hustling and frenzied breakbeats challenge for pole position with deep and dreamy chords and light synth melodies, the complex and compelling arrangement keeping things continually fresh in the mix. Vibert’s funk is not lost either, with FaltyDL ensuring that this remix stays bang on point and funkier than a pair of Rick James’ leather strides. Hypercolour 12"
Luke Vibert Halloween (Part One) ‘Halloween’ is a dark, Pagan stomping acid tormentor, resplendent with eerie horror FX and ghostly chords. Tortured vocals give Bam Bam’s ‘Where’s Your Child’ a run for its money in this chilling 909 meets 303 breakout. A perfect antidote to those thoroughly fed up with hearing Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for the umpteenth time this October…. On the flip, we’ve two versions of ‘Jack U Whole’. In it’s Original form, Vibert explores the 303 Bassline further, the supernatural vocal taking us on a twisted ride over the crisp drum programming. SDC AKA Space Dimension Controller, fresh from a run of singles on R&S and Royal Oak, weighs in with his ‘1988 Vibe Mix’. Hypercolour 12"
Luke Vibert Ridmik New full-length from the electronic producer with lots of the acid house favourite Roland TB-303 ‘Ridmik’ could be classed as acid house, but it’s not really from the same source as the classic Chicago / Trax records of the late 80s, Vibert plays with tempos across the album, and for the most part, it’s a clean and soft sound as opposed to the dark and raw productions of the Chi-town cousins. If anything, the productions values lend itself more to the smooth sounds emitting from funk and RnB’s use of the classic analogue machines, but really ‘Ridmik’ is wildly out there on it’s own, with Vibert’s freestyle imagination very much taking centre stage with the music. Hypercolour 12" | CD
Luke Vibert / Robin Ball X To C Robin Ball's Memory Box builds on the success of early releases with a big new outing that features two of his own tracks and one from the legendary Luke Vibert. Memory Box is a party that has hosted Derrick Carer, Trevino and A Guy Called Gerald among others, and is a place to hear proper acid house. Ball himself is a master of the genre and most often released on his own Groovepressure label, having been making music since his teens. Now his latest labour of love is once again reaffirming his status as a vital voice in the UK scene. Luke Vibert has a rich history that makes him a key part of the UK's dance counterculture over the last 30 years. His always animated music is wild and inventive and comes on greats like Mo Wax, Warp and Planet Mu. Here he offers 'X to C', a wild melange of warped synth tones, grizzled basslines & acid flashes. It will twist and turn the dance floor inside out. Robin Ball's excellent 'Gripper' is a corrugated bit of electric house music that never sits still. Pensive pads in the background are offset by a busy lead synth line and old school stabs that make it a perfectly timeless, energetic fusion of moods and grooves. Lastly, Ball serves up 'The Edge,' a brilliantly brash cut with stepping acid sequences, raw drum work and warped bass that distills decades of UK music into one essential track. These are three devastating club cuts that expertly draw on the past, present and future of acid. Memory Box 12"
Luke Vibert / Clap! Clap! / With You. Africable / Kulira / No Resistance Ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey made 35,000 recordings across Africa between the 1920s & 70s, in an epic bid to preserve the music of Africa for future generations. Sixty-five years later, artists are being allowed to access the archives of the International Library of African Music (ILAM) for the first time, with contemporary producers putting a fresh perspective on the never-heard-before sounds to help bring them to a new generation. Beating Heart is a music initiative which seeks to use sounds of the past to address problems music was originally recorded. Beating Heart 12"
Luke Vibert Valvable Posthuman’s cult label reaches number 20 – featuring Luke Vibert’s return to the imprint named after his own iconic track, with a full album of purist acid. Ten tracks over a double album, all written on just three pieces of analogue early 1980’s hardware: Roland’s TB303, TR808, and JX3P. Housed in a gatefold sleeve & black paper inners with artwork by Cat Galcera, featuring the equipment used on the album and nothing more. Records all hand-stamped, sleeves hand-numbered. Heavyweight 180gram vinyl. No digital. No represses. I Love Acid 12" Out of Stock
Luke Vibert Bizarster Luke Vibert is back on Planet Mu for his seventh full-length What makes Luke's music so essential is his rare ability to blur the boundaries between genres by combining his irresistibly wonky dayglo funk with a British sensibility. Put another way, Luke's music is informed by UK dance's history. But 'Bizarster' is no empty eulogy, it’s a hall of mirrors with a happy bounce, re-tooled with skill, and always with a sense of fun.It's these things that make the hip-hop speed bleep 'n' bass of opener 'Knockout' seems completely natural, or 'Officer's Club' with it's funky disco samples, reggae vocals and joyous synths sounding like the kind of delirious idea no one else could come up with. A track like 'I Can Phil It' is a piece of sampladelic hip hop with a punning title, but that's not to say he can't play it serious. 'Manalog' for instance, which is sharp spiralling low-slung synth funk, a gloriously deep track, while something like 'L-Tronic' is top draw spaced-out electro. The title track's cut and paste space-age samples remind one of his Jean-Jacques Perrey collaboration and 'War' is the type of groovy instrumental hip-hop reminiscent of DJ Shadow at his peak. The album finishes on the fun-filled vortex of ‘Don’t Fuck Around’, a cut-up jungle masterpiece with heart in throat chords. Planet Mu Records Ltd. CD | LP Out of Stock
Luke Vibert's Nuggets 3 Luke Vibert Warp Records, Rephlex, Planet-Mu and Ninja Tune electronic producer gives us a glimpse of future music, or at least what they thought it would be n the 80s! ..delving into the archive of the Bruton Music Library to unearth some of the production music studios’ choice moments. Moving away from the generic sleeves of much ‘library music’, Bruton presented its catalogue in a series of beautifully designed, colour coded sleeves and eschewing neo-classical compositions for synthesizer heavy sonic miniatures, it had exotic, vibrant music to match. Packed full of Sci-fi funk jams, truly cosmic disco and robot rock this was music designed to soundtrack the future, or at least a bright and optimistic early eighties vision of what the future might be. Almost impossible to find in their original formats, ‘Nuggets Vol. 3’ is an invaluable resource for sample spotters, beat diggers and anyone who thinks that it’s 2013 and we really should be driving hover cars and disco dancing in orbit round the moon by now. Lo Recordings CD | LP Out of Stock