Caribou / Daphni Mars - Head High remixes Two remixes of Caribou's Mars by Head High aka Shed aka WK7 aka WAX! The afro-inflected house cut was a highlight of the recent "Our Love" LP, and things only get better when Germany's hardest hitting producer gets involved. On the A-side, Head High's "Core" mix sticks fairly close to the original, but adds plenty of extra oomph for the mainroom crowd. The polyrhythmic beat is chopped up and reassembled into a frenzied afro breakbeat, while that exotic flute melody, pushed to the fore in the original, is filtered, reversed and burried in the middle of the percussion madness, making for an organic techno trip that's second to none. Flip the disc and prepare to get lost in the hypnotic beauty of Head High's "Venus" mix, an immersive incantation of skipping garage influenced beats, 90s rave stabs and ethereal pads. The infectious rhythm's certain to take care of your tapping toes, while those rave stabs, blasts of flute and psychedelic pads set your head spinning. Jiaolong 12"
Tshetsha Boys Bafana Bafana feat Themba Mangany Expected 8th July New limited edition Jiaolong 12" featuring the Tshetsha Boys, a Shangaan dance crew from South Africa, joined by Themba Manganyi on the A.side and Nomachichi collaborating on the flip. Jiaolong 12"
Xitsonga Dance Heke Heke Crossover dance tracks are arguably best swung in an unrestrained and rather unhinged fashion, as they almost exclusively are when bracketed beneath the Shangaan electro epithet. It’s a genre with which longterm viber Richard ‘Nozinja’ Mthethwa is inextricably linked having first spawned this most idiosyncratic of stylisations (itself a crossover between rudimentary Casio-esque tones and the more traditional hues of the marimba) back in 2005, though rarely has he executed it to such dramatically invigorating effect as it is here, the Limpopo native adopting the disguise of Xitsonga Dance for a limited 12″ release on Dan Snaith’s Jiaolong imprint. Served up first from needle hitting vinyl is Heke Heke – a wondrously hyperactive, whilst hyper-pristine skank composed of fidgeting bits of videogame glitch and ingenuous (also to be read ingenius) rhythmic intonations. Jiaolong 12"
Daphni Hey Drum / The Truth New Daphni 12" featuring full length versions from two of the highlights from his recent fabriclive 93 that have both seen action in Dan and his comrades recent DJ sets. Jiaolong 12"
Daphni Face To Face / Tin Featuring tracks that appear on his 2017 Fabriclive mix/artist album, Daphni (Caribou / Dan Smith) brings his first release in three years under the moniker, and wow, these well worth the wait! Jiaolong 12"
Caribou / Carl Craig Your Love Will Set You Free (c2's Set U Free RMX) A brilliant remix of Caribou's Your Love Will Set You Free from Detroit legend Carl Craig. “Carl Craig is a peerless remixer. I've dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages. He was one of the first people to publicly mention how much he liked 'Swim' when it was released and we've been in touch since then. Before I'd gathered up the courage to ask him to remix a track on this album he got in touch and suggested it himself. The result is superlative and speaks for itself.” - Dan Snaith Jiaolong 12"
Jeremy Greenspan & J Borys / Jeremy Greenspan God Told Me To Expected soon New 12" from Jialong featuring Jeremy Greenspan with J BorysOver the last year or so, Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan has put out music on his own at an inconsistent rhythm, through Caribou guy Dan Snaith's Jiaolong imprint. And, like clockwork (ha, ha) he's back with a new Jiaolong EP, God Told Me To, which finds him collaborating with Borys and Christina Sealey. The sole solo tune on the EP, is a five-minute climber with some frayed analog techno touches. Jiaolong 12"
Jeremy Greenspan / Laurie Spiegel Drums&Drums&Drums Drums&Drums&Drums is Jeremy Greenspan's take on Laurie Spiege's Drums. I am thrilled to release this piece with Laurie Spiegel. She is in my opinion, the best type of experimental, electronic composer, because she is, at heart a populist. She uses the most cutting edge technology and she has always employed the most rigorously complex and formal methods to make music, yet the music is itself never esoteric or alienating. It is enjoyable to all who hear it. And with just a few tweaks, and a bassline it's now ready for the dancefloor.'- Jeremy Greenspan Jiaolong 12"
Daphni Jiaolong Dan Snaith's first full length release under the monicker of Daphni! Snaith's newest label Jiaolong has been blurring boundaries recently with a host of essential techno/bass/house/afro/electronic records, much more dance floor orientated, for more intimate clubs / spaces according to the man himself... "..there is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It’s there that I hope Daphni has a place." Jiaolong CD | LP