eclectics mix – 112 | Christian Beetz | FRWCTRL |

FRWCTRL from Hamburg (born near Frankfurt and live there his first 33 years) he started collecting records at the age of 15, after his first disco night out with some older friends who took him to the legendary ‘Dorian Gray’ at the Frankfurt airport, back in the 90’s.

After this night he was fixed in dance music, mostly into techno at the time. Over the years he was expanded his horizons in all kinds of dance music and collecting records in all kinds of styles like 80’s pop, balearic, Italo, disco.

When he isn’t busy recording podcasts, doing some funny edits (released on Bordello a Parigi, Balearic Blah Blah and Villalegre recordings) and/or working on his blog you can find him working the turntables in Hamburg, together with Julius Singer and Claude Kaiser as ‘Take A Disco’ and as FRWCTRL sometimes in different cities all over Germany.

L’Orient by Twonk & Friends|Coming soon on eclectics music | Clips & Biog |

Twonk

Twonk is a collective of DJs and music producers with a broad musical palette. Their productions combine that with vintage analogue and modern technology and their DJ sets take you on an deep, psychedelic and funky eclectic musical journey.
https://www.facebook.com/twonkdisco
https://soundcloud.com/twonk/
Labels:
Laabworks
Beard Science Razor sharp edits
Stupid Human Music
Talahachi
Is it Balearic ? / Magic Wand

L’Orient Clip

Jpye
With roots in post-punk & reggae, Jpye has been in bands or producing for over 20 years. Influenced by the mid-90 Paris french house scene, he started incorporating electronic instruments and drum machines into his music and started DJing. He has been releasing materials over the years on several labels under the Twonk moniker and performing on Stupid Human and Leonidas & Hobbes prods.
https://www.discogs.com/artist/5431697-Jpye

Ooh La La Clip


Leonidas
Analogue producer and audiophile partyman, Leonidas, fell in love with disco aged 5 and his life’s journey has taken him via house music, David Mancuso’s London loft parties plus his own long running lovetoparty house parties, events and even edits label.

His debut “Sequential EP” was released on Kay Suzuki’s Round In Motion label in 2012, to acclaim from a broad range of musicians and DJs, from Manuel Gottsching to Theo Parrish. He subsequently collaborated on 2 vinyl EPs (Synqlock Vol I & II) with Kay Suzuki to wide acclaim. Another long term collaboration with his close friend and label owner Hobbes has yielded 3 vinyl EPs, their 3rd (The Rags of Time EP) spawning the underground balearic disco hit “Web of Intrigue” which was voted no 1 in Bill Brewster’s Furtive top 50 original tracks of 2017 DJ poll.

These productions have resulted in several remix requests, with 3 forthcoming remixes on Stupid Human Records, Innsbruck’s Mont Lake Records and Portuguese house label Percebes. He is currently working on his debut album.
www.facebook.com/leonidas.artist
Labels:
http://roundinmotion.net/
http://hobbesmusic.co.uk/
https://burnin.fr/album/bm002-synqlock-vol-ii
https://yamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youandmusic-vol-1-2

Bugjam (Twonk Acid Mix) Clip


Iamrobd
A regular on the London underground boogie, deep house and disco/nu-disco scene for over 15 years, and has been collecting records and djing throughout that time. He brings not only great dancefloor knowledge, but also creative ideas in the studio.

Woo Wah Wah Clip

 

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DiSQUEO | eclectics mix – 109 |

Stuart M Lowndes aka DiSQUEO has been collecting records & Djing since he was 17 originally from Coventry, UK. He has played in various spots in London and countries across the globe, once part of the Brooklyn lo-fi electronic groups Deepfat & Junkbond.
He now lives in Belgium and has a monthly Dj slot on Kiosk Radio, Brussels, plays over at Red Light Radio in Amsterdam, We Are Various, DRRRIP & a regular guest at Middle Eats in Antwerpen, Bonnefooi, Brussels & The Diversion party in the UK.
For Stuart it’s all about the music 150%, he’s put together an hour mix weaving in out of various quirky sevens & twelves that he would play in a longer set at one of his nights especially compacted for us here at eclectics, enjoy x

Twonk & Friends ‘Out 29th March’ [ec0011]

29th March 2019: TWONK AND FRIENDS GET TOGETHER FOR AN EP OF ORGANIC SLOW-MO DISCO AND PULSING ACID BOOGIE

Spring isn’t just in the air, it’s in every step of the four tracks on this relay race of an EP. eclectics have come up with the goods once again by approaching Twonk (Jpye, Leonadis and IamrobD), who drafted in Stupid Human in order to produce a textured and layered release that is as varied and ambitious as it is coherent and focused.

 

The musical reference points are big, bold and broad: from insistent and twitching acid rumbles, heavy boogie inflections and the flat, sheer surface of ambient synths, to vocoders, pitched-down disco and polished guitar shining with 80s pop sheen and Balearic sparkle.
Jpye and Leonidas are first up with the mid-paced “L’Orient”, in which crystalline synths builds to a wobbling peak with admirable restraint while phased acid pulses shift around the summit. Percussive guitar allows the pads to really take off without fear of losing the plot. It’s deep as you like while reaching as high as it can.

Jpye joins forces with Stupid Human for “Ooh La La”. The introduction appears like an answer to the age-old question, “What would Boards of Canada sound like with Vakula on bass and Aphex Twin on keys?” It proves to be a drop of the shoulder however – a beautiful feint, before the track sidesteps in the direction of slow-dance, blissed out boogie with heavy-lidded eyes and slinking shoulders. Funk-flecked guitar stabs and synth squeals are given beautiful backdrops, all childish voices and underwater colours.

Meanwhile, Stupid Human offers up “Bugjam” to the group for a remix, and the results are astonishing. Part acid house jam, part dubbed-out leftfield disco, the almost subterranean vocal refrain urges feet to the floor as it ushers in a newfound urgency in a tune that is precision-engineered to get things moving. It’s about three years too short, but we might be splitting hairs.

Last up is Twonk with “Woo Wah Wah”, a slow thumper of a track with a bottom end so heavy it’s a wonder it can stand. Hazy top notes find room to breathe as gentle keys and rhythmic guitar stabs sit on top of pulsing bass notes and the slow dance starts again in earnest. Heads nod, feet move, hearts bloom – it’s that kind of a party…
Eclectics release Twonk and Friends by Twonk and Stupid Human on March 29th

For more info on eclectics visit: https://eclectics.bandcamp.com/music

For more info on Twonk visit: https://twonk.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

Budino |eclectics mix – 105 |

The first I’d heard of Valentina Budino  aka Budino was via mix posted on Test pressing last June. Ivan Berko wrote the ‘get to know’ article that accompanied it, he wrote…

“I am certain that Valentina is one of the best new DJs to come along in years. She absolutely stunned us in NYC when she played our party. Everyone from 22 years olds to 52 years olds were draw dropped. She is an actual DJ as one friend who grew up in the west coast psychedelic House scene in San Fran said. Her mixing ability and selection is bar none to her peers and then some. I’ve never met someone so young with such raw talent. The future is so bright for her”.

Va, was kind enough to anwser a few questions for us..

 

This is Va’s selection for us, it’s very special enjoy dudes x

 

Premiere : Gallo – Sagajar, taken from the ‘Various Vibrations’ EP Out on Clandestino’s label on the 28th of September.

“Sagajar”, Gallo surrounds a whirlpool of outerspace bubbles in darkly glowing pads, while melodic sequences join hand drums covered in layers of fog. It’s like drifting beneath the ocean’s surface, with melodious currents and percussive bass synths carrying you through an underwater wonderland filled with shimmering sea-plants and swirls of rainbow hued jellyfish. – Octagon Eyes.

Link to buy the ‘Various Vibrations’ EP

 

eclec0103 | Octagon Eyes | 10|09|18

Octagon Eyes lives tucked away in the mountains of Colorado and has spent the better part of the last decade exploring the outer reaches of prog and psychedelia with the musical collective Sungod. Somewhere along the way an interest in writing developed and The Sun Lounge began, which is a vinyl focused blog allowing him to dive deep into the cosmic, new age, ambient, and balearic music he loves so much (with a focus on current releases).

In that spirit, this continuous vinyl mix collects some of the most ecstatic and euphoric seaside bangers of the year and wraps them around with naturalistic ambiance and aquamarine clouds of new age atmosphere. It’s an adventurous journey, transporting the listener to some interstellar beach party with radiant starlight raining down and bodies moving in harmony through the feverish night.

Seahawks – Eternal Beams | Ocean Moon
Beach Wizards – The Diamond Sea | Tracy Island
Sign Libra – Outro: Oophaga Pumilio | Antinote
Ilija Rudman (feat. Andre Espeut) – Tears to Sound (Aquapella Mix) | NuNorthern Soul
Ilija Rudman – Motions (Don Carlos Ambient Mix) | Is It Balearic?
Jura Soundsystem – Jungle Ambient Tool I Temples of Jura
Okinawa Delays (feat. Satoko Ishimine) – Lotta Love (Psychemagik Dub Mix) | Music for Dreams
Jura Soundsystem – Udaberri Blues (Space Mix) | Temples of Jura
Ghost Vision – Shakuhachi | Love on the Rocks
Tony Esposito – Dove c’è luce (LucaEffeSunset Balearic Seagulls and Children Mix) | Archeo Recordings
Krystal Klear – Division Ave | Running Back
Sth. Notional – Yawn Yawn Yawn (Dream…Another Reality Mix) [Wave Outro] | Archeo Recordings
Kito Jempere – Ampa (Max Essa Remix) | Hell Yeah Recordingsphoto

Paradise Lost by Faint Waves… eclectics music… out 6|08|18.

FAINT WAVES NEW EP ON ECLECTICS IS THE STUFF OF DREAMS

Eclectics has been quietly getting on with the business of releasing essential music for over a year now, establishing itself as a label that has quality as the only constant in a wide-ranging back catalogue. 

This latest release is no exception, but that’s not to say it isn’t exceptional. All the way from Daytona Beach in Florida, Justin Weems aka Faint Waves, brings music to fall for in a big way.

“Paradise Lost” begins with metronomic bongos before a pillow of bass provides the softest of landings for the incoming, chiming notes to fall on. A softly plucked guitar picks up the melodic themes, busy without rushing, it’s all about pace, not haste. It’s music that is truly transportative, evoking rich summer sunsets, gentle breezes and utter contentment.

“Sea of Dreams” carries through these sonic structures and tell-tale tones with another spectacularly soporific journey. This time, with a muted horn section and gentle vibraphone spreading out the chords and filling in the spaces.

The Dream Chimney dub mix of “Paradise Lost” shows a very different side with drums and handclaps that are full of 80s pop and true Balearic spirit. The keyboards and guitar of the original appear as echoed moments, pinballing around the song as you sway from side to side aware of nothing but the music and your own grin. Music for the self, not the selfies.

Anthony Puglisi, otherwise known Rollmottle (SENTRALL RECORDS), ratchets things up further still with a remix of “Sea of Dreams” that moves from a twitchy, insistent beginning to arpeggiated bassline bliss. The deep, slow-hammer of the low register adds an urgency to proceedings that engages the listener with the original elements in an entirely different way. In other words, it’s exactly what a remix should be.

eclectics release ec0007 by Faint Waves on 6|08|2018

For more info on Eclectics visit: eclectics.bandcamp.com/music

For more info on Faint Waves visit: faintwaves.bandcamp.com/music

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Premiere: String Theory by AfterLife | Out 6th of July on Subatomic…

When thinking Balearic, there is a name that should strike you right away. No, not Ibiza itself, but the man responsible for producing and curating some of the lushest sunset music the White Island has ever heard – Steve Miller, perhaps most commonly known as Afterlife. Making a name for himself in the early 2000’s by playing monumental events such as Glastonbury, headlining Cafe Del Mar’s 20th anniversary party and reaching the top of the UK charts by remixing Another Chance from Roger Sanchez, he’s managed a consistency unlike many others in the decade and a half since.

Releasing standout classic albums such as “Simplicity Two Thousand” and “Speck of Gold”, his music has been released on the premiere labels of the time, such as Hed Kandi and Defected, while also being featured on numerous compilations to date. Not only is he a master of his craft, but he’s also managed to attract some of the best in the business to work with him, namely K-Klass, Jose Padilla, Chris Coco and an almost inconceivable amount of others. Lately, Steve has shifted his output to his own record label, Subatomic UK, averaging an album release every two years over the past six years.

Not looking to break that pattern, we’re happy to announce that Afterlife is back with another full length offering entitled “String Theory”. This time, Miller seems to shed a bit more of the White Isle in his productions, with the album presenting a deeper, more introspective angle of his musical prowess. As per usual, plenty of different influences are to be found within, from the impeccable flamenco-inspired tremolo guitar of the title track to the driving rhythm and vivid textures of Give It Up, there is not a single flaw to be found. The album is diverse yet remarkably coherent, rightfully demonstrating why Afterlife is a name that hasn’t faded for 20 years.

This time Afterlife looks to build a bridge to the dance floor, with a pair of remixes released on a 12” with one of the lead singles ahead of the album. ‘Give It Up’ gets the treatment from two of the underground’s current finest. WOLF Music’s Medlar changes up the percussion and gives it a more tropical flare, all the while using the main arpeggiated elements of the original, adding his own airy synth work and groovy bassline that’s just bound to set dancefloors on fire. The second rework comes from Futureboogie’s mainstay Christophe. Choosing to work with atmospheric strings and vocals, this version utilizes plenty of the producer’s own groovy ingredients. Managing to inject some funk into his take, the bassline and disco toms give it a fresh, playful vibe that pleasantly contrasts the original.
The remix 12” is set to hit shops first as a teaser to the full product in mid -June with the album following closely behind.

 

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Q&A’s Joe Morris | Cloud Nine Ep | Wonder Stories…

We had a quick catch up with Joe, in the lead up to his release on Aman Ellis’s label Wonder Stories.. The ‘Cloud Nine’ Ep will be out on wax out on the 25th of June
1.Three  house heroes you’d like to invite to dinner and why?
Larry Levan, Ron Trent and Frankie Knuckles. Why? Come on that’s the holy trinity right there. Imagine the after dinner party…
2. Have you ever missed a flight? What happened? Actually, no. I’m way too anal about being punctual for that. I’m much more consistent with my belongings not making it onto the flight with me.
3. Favourite sandwich? I’m a sucker for an M&S breakfast triple: Sausage, egg & bacon. When your hanging on the train back from a gig, there is no greater comfort…
4.Three fav tracks you’re playing right now. 400 Blows – Movin Lovebirds – Dove Sei Field of Dreams – Our House (Clandestino Remix)
 5. Top 10 disco classics Ha, almost impossible. This is interchangeable on any given day, but for today let’s go with: Jean Carn – Was That All It Was Salsoul Orchestra – Love Break MFSB – Love Is The Message Skyy – First Time Around Chic – Le Freak Inner Life – Make It Last Forever Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance
 6.  5 if all else fails records. Depends on the situation, but any of the following usually rescue a floor: Metro Area – Muira Moodymann – Shades of Jae Tullio Piscopo – Stop Bajon Fleetwood
Mac – Everywhere Rhythm Is Rhythm – Strings Of Life
7. 5 records you never leave home without Paper Music – Downtime Photon Inc – Generate Power (DJ Pierre Remix) Alison Smith – Love Endeavour (Maurice Fulton Remix) Robert Armani – Circus Bells (Hardfloor
Remix) Blackjoy – Moustache
8. Who are you? Still trying to figure that out myself.
 9. Top 5 edits Urgh, edits. Is there actually a good one? I have a rule that if it a track has an edit, it’s usually good enough in the first place not to need one.
10.If you were in a toilet for 3 minutes with someone what would you say about yourself? Get the hell out mate, I’m trying to take a piss?
11. What was on your best rider ever? Rider? Good one. No, seriously the best one wasn’t technically my rider. I did a gig in Ireland years ago playing after a band who were flavour of the month at the time, your typical stroppy moody types. They did their set and came back to the green room pissed off about something and just bailed leaving their massive rider on the table. I’m talking salmon sandwiches, cold meats, champagne, ciders, beers, vodka, whiskey, hot towels. Well I wasn’t just going to leave it all there…
12. Worst ever request while playing? I spent years DJing on Leeds bar circuit and believe me, I’ve heard them all. The aggressive
R&B demands, the inappropriate trance requests, the sweet ones who just want their favourite song, the comedy ironic ones from guys who think they are funny… I always try and be polite though, unless you are rude to me then you’ll get the stare.

eclec0100 | Ty | Take Me Back Mix | 06|05|18

Summer’s here so time to warm up – This mix recalls those recent summers past.

Originally from Manchester, Ty started out as just an avid collector firstly finding his feet as a kid in the 80’s before discovering house and early rave to hip hop and funk and so on and so on.

Music has given him the opportunity to play at various venues and festivals across the UK and the odd spot on pirate radio!

Before the disco revival, his love of disco led him to setting up and promoting the absurdly named and popular night Disco Magico Sexy Sexy Bang Bang!

You can catch him fortnightly Sundays on 1BTN.fm – No fixed genre or agenda. Expect anything from world music, house, disco, funk, and tropical with the odd pop gem thrown in.

Bombo Espacio Ep | Aimes | Reviews | Clips |Out Now…

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eclectics reach their half dozen with an EP from Aimes (Rothmans, Wonder Stories), otherwise known as Aman Ellis. With a reputation for exquisite, subtle psychedelic backgrounds and carefully constructed grooves, his music has also proved irresistible for others to reinterpret. In fact, Brassica’s remix of “Tunnel Down” for Rothmans is up there with any you might care to mention. And we mean any.

Here, it is the turn of Coyote and the legendary Chris Coco to paint Aimes’ superb originals in their own colours and the results, as you might expect, are stunning.

The original of “Bombo Espacio” marries Aimes’ innate understanding of space in melody with counterpoints between high-reaching keys and echoed pads locked into place by a determinedly shuffling groove.

“You Should Be Feeling Wonderful” takes a rather more louche approach, as sounds swirl around us, putting us at the very centre of things. A synthesized choir calls out as echoed reverberations reply through the rolling drums and a calming voice tells us that we should be feeling… well, we’re sure you can guess.

“Sun Lit Lazy” is a real departure. While still showcasing Aimes’ head-spinning production and his ability to imbue seemingly sleepy soundscapes with endless energy and purpose, it’s guitars that are at the heart of this composition. The chiming melodies that rise and fall are the stuff of the hinterland between night and daybreak, sunlight falling on closed eyelids and the first rays of sun on the skin.

For his remix of “Bombo Espacio”, Chris Coco takes a stripped back approach, reigning back the drums, letting the echoed synth breathe more deeply and giving the melody space, and reason, to roam. In doing so, he has crafted a piece of music so warm it could melt snow. Or the coldest of hearts.

Taking remix duties on “Sun Lit Lazy” are Coyote. Keeping the guitars, they shift the beat just enough to give it a live feel, a trick they follow through expertly throughout the track. The end result feels more like a cover version than a remix like a remix – if you’re looking for a reference point then Etienne De Crecy’s Super Discount project is as good a place as any to start.

credits:  Mastering K-Effect/Aman Ellis.

“AIMES is the production moniker and musical alter ego of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. Fresh off releases on Wonder Stories, Spa In Disco and Pole Position, his signature brand of “spacey disco” with synth-pop sensibilities is on fine display once again for new imprint eclectics who rein him in to follow up great releases recently by James Rod, Mr BC and Coyote. Featuring the deeply emotive boogie-down antics of “You Should Be Feeling Wonderful , the sunkissed balearica of “Sun Lit Lazy” and a couple of pretty awesome remixes. Our favourite was certainly by the UK legend Chris Coco who serves up blissful, neon-lit island dream on his fabulous rendition here of “Bomba Espacio”. -Juno Downloads