TwelveTen in Andy Ward mix

September 7, 2013

DJ Andy Ward

The support for the latest WDR EP ‘Haze’ by TwelveTen continues to come in, as Andy Ward includes Haze in his three hour radio show mix. It lines up alongside a wide variety of deep, soulful, Chicago inspired sounds coming in towards the end at 2:43:43


Recently we announced that we’ve got the debut album from Magnofon lined up for release. With the album having been mastered we’re now in a position to present a preview of the album, as well as reveal that the release date will be 18th September!
Hit play below to check it out:

Press Release:
Magnofon began writing experimental Deep House and minimal dance music in 2012, with two EP releases on Warehouse Decay Recordings already under his belt. With an extremely diverse taste in music from Deep House through to Ambient, Fallowfall sees Harry Towell steer his Magnofon project in a direction which somehow draws from all of these.

Inspired by abandoned spaces, urban decay and economic downturn Fallowfall is a tapestry of detailed sound that falls loosely into a Deep House aesthetic. It incorporates elements of his wide musical influences from minimal and Detroit Techno, Downtempo and Jazz to Ambient and Musique Concrete. A sense of fragility permeates the record as themes of abandoned buildings and desolate landscapes creep into view.

Those familiar with Magnofon’s material will notice a slight change from the dancefloor-focused rhythms of his Connection and Lost Property EPs. Fallowfall incorporates a wider tempo range accompanied with tape delay effects, sampled vinyl, forgotten radio broadcasts, beats made from field recordings and sampled acoustic instruments. There is a vintage crumbling and disjointed feel throughout the pieces which are pitched more towards the listener than the DJ.

The cover artwork is provided by Simon James, a regular photographic collaborator with Warehouse Decay and the Bandcamp version comes with a bonus image for each of the individual tracks.

Credits
Released 18 September 2013
Catalog number: WDR010
Written and produced by H. Towell
Mastered by D. Underwood
Photography by Simon James
Artwork by Harry Towell

WDR009 TwelveTen - Haze EP

Tomorrow sees the release of the ‘Haze EP’ by UK artist TwelveTen. Since we’re not around tomorrow, we’ve decided to post it up today!
The EP straddles the lines between Deep and Tech House and has already received support from Brett Gould, Chamboche, Michael McLardy and Kinetic London

You can stream the EP and download now from Bandcamp, or grab from Juno, Junodownload and soon Amazon, iTunes, eMusic

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 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dt_hughes

released 12 August 2013
Catalog: WDR009
Written and produced by D.T Hughes
Mastered by Rob Small – www.robsmallmastering.com
Photography by Simon James
Artwork by H. Towell

WDS#3
Presenting the first mix from a non WDR artist, we welcome Marcelo Tavares from São Paulo, Brazil. Marcelo runs the Deep Space Podcast which delivers a weekly selection of deep and underground electronic music. The podcast has been running for three years, with Marcelo having racked up over 120 episodes. He also presents the Deep Space Show at Grooving.me (Moscow, Russia) every Tuesday and Friday as well as Power Deep at Power.Radio (São Paulo/Brazil) on Sundays.

Marcelo has also contributed guestmixes to several well-known sites including Deeper Shades of House (#359, #389), Deepindub Netlabel Podcast (#60), All About House (#17), Tranzmitter Netlabel, Radio Sharp, Midnight Sessions (NYC), PhoneticSouls Music (South Africa) and now Warehouse Decay Sessions

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

For WDS #3 Marcelo has selected 7 tracks from the Warehouse Decay catalog with a particular focus on some of the deeper material we have released.

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

01 Louper – Loma [Warehouse Decay]
02 Dustcraft – Sewer Steam [Warehouse Decay]
03 Blaktony – Her Cosmic Body [Warehouse Decay]
04 Devroka – For The Flow [Warehouse Decay]
05 Dokun – Juxta [Warehouse Decay]
06 Andrew Hosey – The Deeper Groove [Warehouse Decay]
07 Magnofon – Needs Must [Warehouse Decay]

Blaktony

Those of you who have taken advantage of our free Warehouse Decay Sampler will be familiar with the sound of Detroit’s Blaktony, who contributed the track ‘Her Cosmic Body’. We’ve been informed that after many years plugging away in his native Detroit, Blaktony’s first vinyl EP is out now on French imprint Dockside. Below you can check out a preview of the EP via Dockside’s Soundcloud account

For more information on Blaktony, keep a regular check on his Soundcloud account HERE

Brett Gould

We’ve just discovered that DJ/producer Brett Gould has supported both tracks from the forthcoming TwelveTen EP ‘Haze’. Brett has seen his own work released via the likes of Toolroom, Grin and Glasgow Underground as well as sharing the same flyers as DJs such as Sascha, Mark Knight and Crazy P. For more information on Brett Gould, check out his Soundcloud page HERE

We sent him ‘Haze’ and ‘Physical Focus’ from TwelveTen’s Haze EP and we’re delighted to see them included in Brett’s ‘Chilled Deeper House Mix’

 

‘Haze’ is officially released on Monday 12th of August but keep an eye on our website over the weekend, just in case we decide to release it early! Click play below to check out a preview

 

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

Cover

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