New artist: TwelveTen

July 26, 2013

TwelveTen

The next new artist to join our growing catalog is former Bedroom Bedlam runner-up Tom Hughes, under his new alias TwelveTen. The two track ‘Haze’ EP broadens our range of styles to Deep/Tech House. It will be released on Monday 12th August but for now, you can read more below and check out some samples:

Press release:
‘Haze’ sees Muzik Magazine’s former Bedroom Bedlam runner-up Tom Hughes turn in his debut EP as TwelveTen. He began DJing during the nineties culminating in regular successful nights in and around Leeds, Chester and Liverpool, UK before problems with Tinnitus meant he had to take a sidestep from DJing. Tom has spent the last decade focusing on his career, whilst devoting any spare time to honing his production work as TwelveTen. Through years dedicated to dance music, Tom has seen his styles develop from heavier styles to the more progressive sounds (a la John Digweed). Whilst living in Leeds he became a regular at Basics, which got him into the Deep House scene and he has been hooked ever since.

The TwelveTen studio sound is rooted in Deep and Tech House, with the Haze EP serving as the perfect introduction. The title track is a dubby number with deep pads, vocal hooks and a looping percussive rhythm. ‘Physical Focus’ is a little more melodic with its warm arrangement of organ stabs, whilst further expanding the themes laid out in ‘Haze’.

TwelveTen on the net:
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/dt_hughes

Credits:
Release date 12th August 2013
Written and produced by D.T.Hughes
Mastered by Rob Small
Photography by Simon James
Artwork by H.Towell

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We’re very eager to announce that Magnofon will be releasing his debut album with us, after having made two EPs for Warehouse Decay in the last year. This forthcoming long-player will be called Fallowfall and features various Deep House compositions that reference urban decay. The dusty pieces combine several different techniques, including beats made from field recordings, sampled vinyl, acoustic instruments and warped old jazz samples.

We have been trying very hard to keep the news secret but since we have already announced it on Facebook, we couldn’t help but put together a short trailer video, revealing an excerpt of one of the tracks:

We caught up with Magnofon for a few moments, to gain a little further insight into the album:

WDR: Tell us a little more about the video
Magnofon“I have absolutely no previous experience of making videos so hopefully this isn’t too obvious! But the video trailer was taken on an early morning car journey through quiet country back roads during a heavy storm. It starts and finishes with the cover artwork by Simon James and features a track from the album”

WDR: What inspired you to make Fallowfall?
Magnofon: “It was literally born out of redundancy, when the shop I’d worked at had closed down and I spent a summer out of work last year. I was listening to and creating House music almost every day to try to stay positive as I looked for work. I was fascinated by urban decay and wherever I traveled I’d be on the look out for rusty old buildings, crumbling warehouses and closed stores.”

WDR: How long has it taken to make the album?
Magnofon: “I’ve been working on Fallowfall since early last year. I had an original take of the album that I began submitting as a demo but now, only a few of these tracks remain. It has changed form several times over the months and I’ve basically selected the best of the bunch for the final album and over a year on, I’m feeling very happy with what has been accomplished.”

WDR: Which artists inspired your work?
Magnofon: “Anyone who knows me is aware of my in-depth taste in music. Not just House music, but good music in general. Fallowfall has a House music structure, influenced by the likes of Theo Parrish, Moomin, Atjazz, Global Communication and more recently, DWIG. However, my interest in Jazz, Ambient, Dub, Funk and experimental music has given it a twist to the sounds on my EP. There is definitely an old-school, vintage feel throughout that I wanted to get across. I guess some of the experimental artists that helped shape my ideas could include The Boats, Boozoo Bajou and even my own Ambient experiments as Spheruleus.”

WDR: We’ve not revealed it yet, but could you explain a little more about the visual aspect of this concept album?
Magnofon: “The visuals are a vital and integral part of Fallowfall – I guess this part has been the longest part of the whole process. I had lots of ideas in my head but stumbling across seriously decaying buildings or evocative industrial landscapes isn’t an everyday occurrence. 
The finished album will include an image for each track if you order from Bandcamp – these will load onto your iPod and will give weight to the overriding theme. 
A huge step forward in portraying my concept was enlisting the photographic talent of Simon James, who has supplied several images for previous EPs on WDR. Simon has a superb selection of shots, possessing interests akin to the subjects in Fallowfall. Simon has taken the majority of the bonus imagery for the album including the cover artwork and I’ve added a few shots from my locality. I’m particularly pleased that Simon only lives down the road – I wonder whether getting a photographer involved from further afield would quite give the album the same effect.”

Fallowfall will be out on Warehouse Decay from all the usual distributors later this year. We’re not certain on dates yet but very soon we should have a preview up on our Soundcloud account…

 

Out today, the new EP by Portuguese artist Hoxiun a three-track mix of Minimal and Techno with hints of tribal percussion in places. You can check out the EP on Juno, DJ Download or Bandcamp
*Click on the blue hyperlink to visit the relevant sites

Hailing from Portugal, Tiago Espiga emerges from his previous experimental TecDecJec project with a new dance music pseudonym. As Hoxiun he is now striving to continue where he left off with the addition of new sonorities from genres as diverse as Techno, Minimal, Deep House and Garage.
The three tracks that make up the Rise EP offer a dark blend of Techno littered with intelligently programmed rhythm and detail.

Due to his family’s musical influences, Tiago leaned to play many different musical instruments as well as following many years of musical education. Although he had no specific musical training, from an early age Tiago started to interact with various music production software.

Tiago descends from a family of musicians and was exposed to an early influence of several types of music including Bossa Nova, Jazz, Rock and even Metal. Before long, he had discovered the electronic side of modern music and with the influence of bands like Underworld, Massive Attack and The Prodigy, Tiago began his path into the contemporary electronic music world.

Whilst sounding worlds apart from the individual musical influences Tiago cites, they are clearly embedded within his Rise EP for all to hear. The minimal nature of present-day electronica combines seamlessly with deconstructed Bossa Nova percussion drawn together under a dark veil.

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/hoxiun
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hoxiun
MYSPACE: https://myspace.com/hoxiun

released 22 July 2013
Catalog: WDR008
Written, produced and mastered by T. Espiga
Photography by Simon James
Artwork by H. Towell

Hausmusik Podcast Series

July 22, 2013

We’ve just been informed by Ois Butler Doyle who runs the Hausmusik Podcasts in conjunction with Koma and Walk T&lk, that his latest podcast includes a piece from the WDR catalog. The podcast is by Ois himself, and just a couple of tracks in you’ll hear Magnofon’s ‘Decor Layers’ from the recent Lost Property EP. It’s in excellent company, with some incredibly good selections; this is easily one of the best mixes we’ve heard this year! You can hear it for yourself by hitting play below or by downloading:

The podcast series is based in Dublin and this latest is the fifth episode so far. You can follow Hausmusik on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HausDublin

New artist: Hoxiun

July 13, 2013

Hoxiun Photo

Our ever-growing international line-up now reaches Portugal, with Tiago Espiga’s new Hoxiun project. Whilst we cover many different styles of House and Techno, Hoxiun’s ‘Rise EP’ marks the third consecutive release that features darker, minimal sounds. It is released on Monday 22nd July but in the meantime, we thought we’d introduce Tiago and his EP.
Click ‘play’ on the embedded Soundcloud player below to check it out:

Press release:
Hailing from Portugal, Tiago Espiga emerges from his previous experimental TecDecJec project with a new dance music pseudonym. As Hoxiun he is now striving to continue where he left off with the addition of new sonorities from genres as diverse as Techno, Minimal, Deep House and Garage.

The three tracks that make up the Rise EP offer a dark blend of Techno littered with intelligently programmed rhythm and detail.

Due to his family’s musical influences, Tiago leaned to play many different musical instruments as well as following many years of musical education. Although he had no specific musical training, from an early age Tiago started to interact with various music production software.

Tiago descends from a family of musicians and was exposed to an early influence of several types of music including Bossa Nova, Jazz, Rock and even Metal. Before long, he had discovered the electronic side of modern music and with the influence of bands like Underworld, Massive Attack and The Prodigy, Tiago began his path into the contemporary electronic music world.

Whilst sounding worlds apart from the individual musical influences Tiago cites, they are clearly embedded within his Rise EP for all to hear. The minimal nature of present-day electronica combines seamlessly with deconstructed Bossa Nova percussion drawn together under a dark veil.

Hoxiun on the net:
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/hoxiun
MYSPACE: https://myspace.com/hoxiun
R
ESIDENT ADVISOR: http://www.residentadvisor.net/profile/hoxiun
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hoxiun

http://www.warehousedecay.com
Promos – Email warehousedecay@gmail.com

Credits:
Release date 22nd July 2013
Written and produced by T.Espiga
Photography by Simon James
Artwork by H.Towell

Dokun on Amazing Beats

July 12, 2013

Amazing Beats April 25th

Tonight sees more Amazing Radio exposure for Warehouse Decay material, with Mark Ryan selecting Dokun’s ‘Iris’ for the show. It kicks off at 7pm (UK Time) and will be aired out on DAB in London and Dublin, as well as streamable via the internet or from their mobile app.

Listen live HERE or if you miss it, you’ll still be able to click back later and check it out retrospectively

If you’re interested in hearing Dokun’s new ‘Time Out’ EP, check it out via the links below:

JUNODOWNLOAD
BANDCAMP
DJDOWNLOAD

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The next of the new Warehouse Decay Sessions mixes comes courtesy of our latest artist Dokun. Japan based sound artist Darren McClure’s ‘Time Out EP’ was released on Warehouse Decay this week, showcasing the results of his ‘time out’ of creating ambient music. The EP covers a wide range of detail covering abstract minimal Techno, Ambient Techno and Acid House.

To check out the mix, click the image above, or HERE

We invited Darren to contribute a mix for our new series requesting the inclusion of at least one WDR track. Well, he has gone several steps further and provided a session comprised solely of Warehouse Decay material!
It includes the sorts of minimal Techno sound you’ll hear in his EP, with tracks from Fau’s Keta EP and the forthcoming EP by Hoxiun joined by moments from ‘Time Out’. Interspersed are deeper tracks such as Magnofon’s remix on Devroka’s Up & Rising and sampler tracks by Andrew Hosey and Colm Brophy.

TRACKLIST
*Wherever available, a direct link to listen/buy each release on Juno has been provided

01 Dokun – Time Out [Warehouse Decay]
02 Klapper Voight – Blanket Girl [Warehouse Decay]
03 Andrew Hosey – The Deeper Groove [Warehouse Decay]
04 Dokun – Iris [Warehouse Decay]
05 Magnofon – Lost Property [Warehouse Decay]
06 Devroka – Up & Rising (Magnofon Remix) [Warehouse Decay]
07 USRNM – Like, Click [Warehouse Decay]
08 Hoxiun – Lock [Warehouse Decay]
09 Fau – Keta [Warehouse Decay]
10 Colm Brophy – Love With Me [Warehouse Decay]
11 Hoxiun – Apus [Warehouse Decay]
12 Fau – Flying Mannequin [Warehouse Decay]

WDR007 Dokun - Time Out EP

Following hot on the heels of Fau’s Keta EP we present you with more Techno, this time courtesy of Japan based artist Dokun in the form of his ‘Time Out’ EP. You can check it out in all the usual places, from JUNOBANDCAMP or DJDOWNLOAD

*Click on the blue hyperlink to visit the relevant sites

A detour from the ambient music made under his own name, Dokun is the Techno project of Darren McClure. Darren is currently based in Japan and the name Dokun is a Japanese word used to describe the sound of a heartbeat. Although this project is primarily focused on beats and grooves, it is also informed by the attention to sound design that occurs in his more abstract, ambient work.

Darren has previously released music on a number of labels, specializing in experimental, ambient and field recording-based sounds. With his debut as Dokun, the four tracks that comprise Time Out explore a wide range of textures. Title track ‘Time Out’ begins the EP on a deep, minimal note before the energetic ‘Juxta’ moves things on towards the dance floor. Third track ‘Iris’ returns to minimal territory before ‘Tanom’ draws the EP to a close with twisted wobbling Techno.

released 08 July 2013
Catalog: WDR007
Written and produced by D. McClure
Photography by D. McClure
Artwork by H. Towell

We’ve just heard from the team at Amazing Radio that Mark Ryan’s Amazing Beats show will be airing a track from Fau’s recent Keta EP. The show will be played on DAB radio in London and Dublin, as well as through an internet stream tomorrow night at 7pm (GMT).

To check out the show, click HERE

Keta has been getting support across the net from several DJs. You can check out some mixes that include tracks from the EP here:

Magnofon: Warehouse Decay Sessions #1
Fred Fet: Promo[techno] 2k13
Devroka: Summer 2013

If you’ve not enough time to check out the mixes but can spare 6 minutes, then we have more exciting news…visual and graphic designer Stellan Johannsson of 1910 Design & Communication has just created the official video to the EP title track. You can check it out below

New artist – Dokun

July 1, 2013

Dokun

With WDR007 scheduled for release on Monday 8th July, we’re pleased to unveil another new artist for our ever-growing label. Japan based artist Darren McClure presents ‘Time Out’, a collection of minimal beat-driven experiments under his new Dokun alias. Today we have uploaded a preview to Soundcloud so that you can check out samples. Click the embedded player below to hear it:

Press release:
A detour from the ambient music made under his own name, Dokun is the Techno project of Darren McClure. Darren is currently based in Japan and the name Dokun is a Japanese word used to describe the sound of a heartbeat. Although this project is primarily focused on beats and grooves, it is also informed by the attention to sound design that occurs in his more abstract, ambient work.

Darren has previously released music on a number of labels, specializing in experimental, ambient and field recording-based sounds. With his debut as Dokun, the four tracks that comprise Time Out explore a wide range of textures. Title track ‘Time Out’ begins the EP on a deep, minimal note before the energetic ‘Juxta’ moves things on towards the dance floor. Third track ‘Iris’ returns to minimal territory before ‘Tanom’ draws the EP to a close with twisted wobbling Techno.

Dokun on the net:
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/darrenmcclure
BANDCAMP: http://darrenmcclure.bandcamp.com

http://www.warehousedecay.com
Promos – Email warehousedecay@gmail.com

Credits:
Release date 8th July 2013
Written and produced by D. McClure
Photography by D. McClure
Artwork by H. Towell