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
Model 500 Sonic Sunset Model 500's Sonic Sunset remastered, repackaged and repressed on 2 x12"!Originally released in 1994 ‘Sonic Sunset’ runs at over 50 minutes over five tracks that explore ambient electronica, techno and even trance. It includes the long versions of ‘Neptune’ and ‘I Wanna Be There’ two bonafide Model 500 classics. Recorded in Berlin and engineered by Maurice Von Oswald, this has been re-mastered for 2014 by Matt Colton. The new artwork is from an original piece hand painted, acrylic on hardwood by Mark Warrington. R&S Records 12"
Aphex Twin Classics Long overdue re-issue of Aphex Twin's Classics, originally released 20 years ago!The album consists of the Digeridoo and Xylem Tube EPs combined onto one CD with a handful of other songs. The album contains James' signature acid house sensibilities. It mostly features repetitive tracks performed on analogue synthesizers and drum machines, with some rather harsh-sounding remixes of Mescalinum United's "We Have Arrived". It was released by R&S Records following James' success on Warp Records. The track "Phlange Phace" has the track "AFX 114" from another album "Compilation" in it. R&S Records CD
Lakker Mountain Divide EP Expected 13th October Opener 'Mountain Divide' hits the listener with a epic blitzkrieg of bass, juddering noise, and howling, subterranean feedback, cut through with fizzing drums, to tremendous atmospheric effect: "Like screaming into the wind on the top of a mountain" in the words of the boys themselves. 'Mathfall' is a sinuous groover, built around a lolloping bass sequence, grime infused beats, sinister chords and vocal chatter. 'Mon La' rounds out the release in a more introspective mood, heartbreaking pitch bent chords wash together like Boards Of Canada heard through a broken tube-radio R&S Records 12" Pre-Order
Paul White Where You Gonna Go? Exciting new direction for left of centre hip hop producer Paul White. Nice to see Andres on the mix too here, a fine pairing.With the sampler laid aside, the South Londoner emerges as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer as he charts the intoxication, heartbreak and ultimate triumph of a grand love affair. ‘Where You Gonna Go?’ already championed by the likes of Jamie xx, is a wonderfully pastoral take on house music, with Jamie Woon’s backing vocals adding emotional heft as White questions his lover’s departure. On remix duties is Andres (aka hip hop producer DJ Dez) his mix really brings out the house influences of the original and delivers a trademark deep, Detroit masterpiece in the style of KDJ’s Mahogani Music. Exclusive track ‘Peace Together’ sees Paul explore the Detroit Beatdown sound, again navigating the farthest corners of 4/4 music in his inimitable, psychedelic style. R&S Records 12"
Tessela Rough 2 'Rough 2' opens the release up in classic style - a frenetic batacuda style drum announces the track before giving way to unhinged re-pitched synth chords and swirling filter blasts, on the flip 'Butchwax' provides a muscular drum track and crunched up, stuttering stabs of funk, whilst the twisted 'C'mon Let's Slow Dance' sees Russell going further and deeper then ever before with a semi beatless, hallucinogenic laser light show that really pushes the boundaries of his sound to breaking point. R&S Records 12"
Alex Smoke Greenman ‘GreenMan’s sinusoidal funk follows on in the vein of ‘Dust’, shuffling drum programming, snaking melody lines and Alex’s hiccupping vocodered vox combine to anthemic effect. ‘LSD’ lives up to its name with a spacious, yet urgent acidic-hymnal. On the flip, ‘Oni’ reimagines a dancehall rave-up for the 31st century, all skanking digi-pecussion and trumpet like arpeggios, while ‘Tommy Knockers’’s brutal blade-runner bounce adds some muscle to proceedings, spiraling synth riffs and gurgling drones. R&S Records 12"