Buy the EP from Beats In Space Records here.
For the Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12″, the brightly shining tenth release from Beats In Space Records, Tokyo-based producer Crystal breaks out with a track meant to shred the dark veil of night to reveal a golden sunrise.
According to Crystal, he is generating “straight house music… piano, phrase sampling, energetic vocals, etc.” “Break the Dawn” revels in this simplicity, using a meditative sample to set a groove that crescendos over and over with massive vocal blasts and drum breaks.
When you’ve watched the sun ascend to unspeakable heights, side B reveals that you’ve not just experienced an otherworldly event, but you are indeed deep in space. “From Red To Violet” conjures a panoramic gradient of a Jupiter sunset by using a piano riff ruffle, cascading synth frills and lasers from another era of decadence and disco dance.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. Jiro Bevis, the London-based artist with a penchant for pop perversion, shares a subdued but fitting piece for this installation. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Crystal’s Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12” will be released on July 30, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Side A (45 RPM) – Break the Dawn (7:08) (“Break The Dawn” written & produced by Crystal & S. Koshi)
Side B (45 RPM) – From Red To Violet (6:15)
Ciao! The DJ Steve Special Cuts 12" on B.I.S. Records, Inc is finally out! It's a limited vinyl only release.
I recorded these special cuts straight from the dubplates DJ Steve brought to BIS for radio show #601
Calabria, Italy vibes from DJ Steve aka Pasquale the butcher from Tropea.
Phonica (UK): http://www.phonicarecords.com/product/view/108158
Juno (UK): http://www.juno.co.uk/products/461336-01.htm
Piccadilly Records (UK): http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/products/DJSteve-SpecialCuts1-BeatsInSpaceSpecialCuts-84633.html
Rough Trade (UK): https://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=353501
Disk Union (Japan): http://diskunion.net/clubh/ct/detail/CM-0055790
Capricious (Japan): http://capricious-records.com/?pid=45351678
My good friends over at RVNG have put out another insane mix CD... this time by Purple Brain aka Andre Bumrocks and Jason from Hey Convict! - who has also been on the radio show a couple times. It's a mix CD + a 7" with two of their edits. You can get it direct from the RVNG Shop.
by naming their most recent EP "Beats In Space" on Rong Music. It's a collection of edits they first debuted on this radio show back in June of last year (show number 421). So I've got to give a it a plug!
40 Thieves on myspace.
Newish things I'm really enjoying:
1. Shit Robot - Simple Things (Original and Todd Terje Remix) - DFA
2. Stoned Green Apples - Sugar K (Yura Yura Teikoku Remix) - Crue-L
3. Nacho Patrol - Futuristic Abeba - KSE
4. Azari & III - Hungry For The Power - I'm A Cliche
5. - Bitshit 1 & 2 - For Disco Only
6. The Time & Space Machine - Volume 2 - 5D
7. Krikor & The Dead Hillbillies - Break It All - Tigersushi
8. Mugwump - Fear Inc - Kompakt
9. V/A - Originals (Compiled by Mark Seven) - Claremont 56
10. 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max - Instruments Of Rapture
and one old LP for good measure:
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue - Caribou