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For those that keep an eye on our Soundcloud and Facebook pages, you may have already been aware that we’ve an EP imminent for release by German artist Ajott. After the recent deepness of Magnofon’s Smallroom Breaks album, our next release sees us return to a more electronic sound; Ajott’s Homeward EP is a set of well-programmed deeply minimal Techno cuts. It will be released on Tuesday 10th of November. Check out a preview by hitting play below:

Press release:
Hot on the heels of our last release is a new digital EP forthcoming on Warehouse Decay, courtesy of Ajott. The Homeward EP was written by Christian Hoche from Erfurt, Germany and took shape a few months back following the artist’s travels.

We first discovered Ajott last year and have been working with him towards his debut EP release, which comes after the best part of a decade spent honing his craft. Armed with influences of nature and Jazz, the Ajott studio sound starts life in Ableton Live and much of his work is designed or based around live performances. His style is characterised around minimalism and not only does it nod back to the post-millenium Minimal Techno revolution but it is also rooted to the Deep House movement, with deep synths and plenty of Dub.

Homeward is comprised of three tracks and opens with ‘Wooden’, a deep and brooding piece of slow Techno. This is followed by title track ‘Homeward’ which continues the mood of the opening track, with a little more jack and swing in the minimal rhythms as the synths soar. The EP draws to a close with ‘Early Bird’ in which the minimalist percussion is particularly effective alongside the swirling dub stabs.

Ajott on the web:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ajott
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ajott-1427766034164013/?fref=ts

Credits:
Catalog: WDR014
Release Date: 10th November 2015
Written and produced by Christian Hoche
Artwork by Milan Očenáš

It’s been almost a year since our last release and a couple of months since we shared a preview of this, our next release by Magnofon. It is the artist’s second album with us and is worth the wait, as we’ve decided to press a special limited edition run of 50 retro vinyl-effect CD copies.

You can stream the album in full and purchase a CD or download now from Bandcamp, or grab from Junodownload and also Amazon, iTunes, eMusic. You can also stream the album on Spotify

Coming back to Warehouse Decay with his second album, we welcome the return of Magnofon and this set of 10 Funk and Jazz sample-drenched Deep House cuts.
After quite a while since our last release, we’ve decided to press our first limited edition CD in a run of just 50 copies, complete with a free digital version for every purchase.

Smallroom Breaks‘ was created at a time when Harry Towell began to collect Jazz and Funk influenced vinyl in preparation for a possible new night in a coffee shop. At that time, he was building a library of cut-up vinyl samples: guitar licks, searing strings, rhodes keys, funk breaks and brass stabs – not to mention drinking an unhealthy amount of espresso. After months of experimentation it turned out that the gig never materialised due to the room being deemed too small. Thus, Smallroom Breaks was born…

Harry continued to build and develop his library of recordings and was arranging them into a collection of seriously slow Deep House cuts influenced by the likes of Moomin, Max Graef and Theo Parrish.
With both Magnofon’s studio sound and DJ work being heavily influenced by vinyl, we decided to press this to black vinyl-style CDs complete with gloss-white sleeves and stunning monochrome artwork by Milan Očenáš.

Limited to 50 copies

Some links:
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/magnofon

CATALOG: WDR013
Released on Sunday 28th of July
Written and produced by Harry Towell
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by Milan Očenáš
www.warehousedecay.com

Boxed Wax 001: Magnofon

March 18, 2015

Boxed Wax 001 Magnofon
We thought we’d do a new feature on WDR called ‘Boxed Wax‘ which will basically be a series of occasional Youtube playlists compiled by our artists. This will include their favourite records of the moment – records in their box, favourites and classics.

We kick off Boxed Wax with Magnofon’s selections ahead of his forthcoming WDR album ‘Smallroom Breaks‘. Magnofon’s taste in music is renowned for being particularly eclectic and his playlist is certainly testament to this, with seriously deep and moody slow house, jackin’ garage influenced sounds, Tech House and woozy jazzy stuff. There’s plenty to listen to – click on the image above to be directed to the Youtube playlist page then hit the shuffle button and let the beats play…

Magnofon new profile

 
It seems like forever since we released a record so we’ve decided to get something special out the door. Coming soon, we welcome the return of Magnofon with his sophomore album ‘Smallroom Breaks‘, a record which is heavily influenced by vinyl, double espresso and small music venues. With layer upon layer of jazz and funk samples, vintage 909 beats and warm rhodes and a highly limited edition run of 50 vinyl-style CDs we’re proud to present this beautiful package, coming soon… For now, we present you a 10 minute preview of the album:

Press release:
Coming back to Warehouse Decay with his second album, we welcome the return of Magnofon and this set of 10 funk and jazz sample-drenched Deep House cuts.
After quite a while since our last release, we’ve decided to press our first limited edition CD in a run of just 50 copies, complete with a free digital version for every purchase.

‘Smallroom Breaks’ was created at a time when Harry Towell began to collect Jazz and Funk influenced vinyl in preparation for a possible new night in a coffee shop. At that time, he was building a library of cut-up vinyl samples: guitar licks, searing strings, rhodes keys, funk breaks and brass stabs – not to mention drinking an unhealthy amount of espresso. After months of experimentation it turned out that the gig never materialised due to the room being deemed too small. Thus, Smallroom Breaks was born…

Harry continued to build and develop his library of recordings and was arranging them into a collection of seriously slow Deep House cuts influenced by the likes of Moomin, Max Graef and Theo Parrish.
With both Magnofon’s studio sound and DJ work being heavily influenced by vinyl, we decided to press this to black vinyl-style CDs complete with matt-white sleeves and stunning monochrome artwork by Milan Ocenas. Limited to 50 copies…

Magnofon on the web:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/magnofon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnofonmusic

Credits:
Catalog: WDR013
Release date: TBA
Written and produced by Harry Towell
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by Milan Ocenas

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Our next long-overdue Warehouse Decay Session comes courtesy of label bosses Harry Towell and Fraser McGowan as their new recording alias Quiet Birds. The duo both come from an Ambient music background with Harry releasing as Spheruleus and Fraser working under his Caught In The Wake Forever. They formed Quiet Birds through a mutual love of experimental Techno and are slowly working on their début release.

In the meantime, they have sat down and compiled a list of some of their favourite records past and present which will loosely reflect their collaborative output as Quiet Birds. Things start off subtle and abstract with Ezekiel Honig and Mind Over MIDI, passing through the jazz influences of DoubtingThomas and Thomas Hildebrand before moving towards a tougher Tech House sound with tracks from Mihai Popoviciu and Junior Gee. The mix leans more and more towards Techno as things progress with Shifted and our own Tom Mosler and Hoxiun making an appearance.

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

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

01 Ezekiel Honig – A Closed Loop That Opens Everywhere [Type Records] 2011
02 Mind Over MIDI – Ancient Machine [Silent Season] 2014
03 Arcing Seas – Amniotic [Our Circula Sound] 2014
04 Polar Inertia – Antimatter [Unknown Precept] 2013
05 Acid Pauli – The Gap On The Grip [Other People] 2013
06 DoubtingThomas – Apikoros [Organic-Music] 2014
07 Thomas Hildebrand – Cold Sweats [Microcosm] 2010
08 Taron-Trekka – Radio Fligg [Brut !] 2009
09 Savvas Ysatis – On The Hook [Tresor Records] 2001
10 Matt Karmil – It’s Rough [PNN] 2014
11 Eric Ericksson – Love It (Oscar Offermann Remix) [Local Talk] 2014
12 Tom Mosler – Patterns [Warehouse Decay] 2014
13 Junior Gee – This Society [Something Different] 2013
14 Mihai Popoviciu – Blur [Popcorn] 2013
15 Rio Padice – Secret Spot [Popnorama] 2009
16 South London Ordnance – Sabre [Hotflush] 2014
17 Basic House – No Lotion (No F*ck L.K Mix) [Opal Tapes] 2013
18 Mike Dehnert – Single Action [Delsin] 2014
19 Literon/Ovatow – Permutation One [Frantic Flowers] 2009
20 Shifted – Cold Light (Sektor B) [Avian] 2013
21 Hoxiun – Lock [Warehouse Decay] 2013
22 Shifted – Contract 0 [Bed Of Nails] 2013
23 Jeff Samuel – HeB.GBz [Spectral Sound] 2009
24 Plural – E.M.P [6ONE6] 2008
25 Sven Weisemann – Spheric Wave [Meanwhile] 2007

WDR promo mix

 

 

Regular readers and follows of our label will have noticed continued support from Mark Ryan‘s Amazing Beats show on Amazing Radio ever since we began back in 2013. Mark has regularly selected tracks from our releases since day one and included them in his shows, with a particular fondness for the work of Fau, Dokun and Magnofon.

Last week we knocked up a 30 minute promo mix and sent it over to him and straight away he put it on Friday’s show! It was banging out across the net and on DAB in London and Dublin less than 48 hours after we sent it – so fast that we didn’t get much chance to spread the word.

The good news is that the show has been archived and is available to listen to again by click HERE and at the time of writing it will be the most recent show. If you’re visiting and a Friday has passed since, then you should be able to catching it by hitting ‘More Shows’ and selecting Friday 1st of August. It will be archived for the next few weeks.

Alternatively, you can check the promo mix out aside from the radio environment by clicking the image above or HERE. We have uploaded the mix to Amazing Tunes where it can either be streamed or download for free…

The mix includes some material from our back catalog from artists such as USRNM, Magnofon, TwelveTen and Louper as well as some unreleased works. One such is a track from the forthcoming Recall EP from Tom Mosler which will drop this Wednesday 6th of August. We’ve also thrown forward a piece from an EP we’re working on behind the scenes – this is by German artist Christian Hoche who also records as Ajott. As you’ll hear for yourself this promises to be something very special indeed!

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Today we return for 2014 with a new release courtesy of Mike Cottone, a resident of suburban Detroit. This one’s our most chilled record to date and we’re delighted to present Mike’s debut Deep House release as Dustcraft.

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

Dustcraft is Detroit native Michael Cottone who also records Ambient music as The Green Kingdom. His work as The Green Kingdom has always been something of a retreat from the hectic nature and pressures of daily life. This new project was created as an outlet for Mike to experiment with beats-based Deep House material and it adopts a little something of Detroit city lifestyle. We are proud to present EP1, his debut release under this banner. 

This three track digital release begins with Applez, a deep vibe track perfect for the warmer months ahead. Next is Sewer Stream, a track some will recognise from our limited edition WDR sampler album. More warmth is in abundance, in the form of rhodes, bass, strings and percussion. 
The EP closes with Lioness which introduces guitar loops to the mix as the sun-drenched vibes dance to a lazy beat.

Dustcraft on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dustcraft

released 19 May 2014
Catalog: WDR011
Written and produced by M.Cottone
Artwork by H. Towell