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Dry
HTH 036D
20 Feb 15
Hip Hop/R&B
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Dry - (4:11) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Body - (3:12) 104 BPM
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Crow
HTH 023D
04 Aug 14
Bass
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Crow - (2:58) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Horn - (3:16) 100 BPM
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Review: The unstoppable juggernaut of forward-thinking electronics that surges out of Houndstooth HQ gets another boost in its poppier climes from release debutants 18+, who mix noirish pop, bass and a dash of trip hop with a healthy dose of boy-girl chemistry across two short and sweet tracks. 18+ purports to be a loose-fit multimedia concern, but here the myriad creative ventures get distilled into a pair of distinct cuts that share the over-arching experimental spirit of Houndstooth. "Crow" (so titled because of an insistent bird call running through the track) has a sweet melancholy about its poignant bleep refrain and tender vocals, while "Horn" works its own titular device into clamouring, nightmarish backdrop to strained MCing that comes from the same dystopia that birthed Pre-Millenium Tension.
Trust
HTH 026D
07 Nov 14
Bass
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All The Time - (2:58) 92 BPM
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Midnight Lucy - (3:51) 160 BPM
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Club God - (3:33) 91 BPM
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Crow - (2:58) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jets - (4:51) 147 BPM
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Drawl - (3:50) 136 BPM
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Forgiven - (3:23) 88 BPM
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Dry - (4:11) 59 BPM
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Almost Leaving - (3:29) 58 BPM
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OIXU - (3:30) 90 BPM
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Cake - (2:55) 164 BPM
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Nectar - (2:50) 140 BPM
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Son - (2:29) 118 BPM
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Iawa - (3:24) 100 BPM
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Played by: Troy Pierce
Review: After a string of mixtapes that announced them to the world, US duo 18+ follow up a 7" single for Houndstooth with their debut album, weaving an enchanting tale of melancholic electronica across 14 rapid fire tracks. The production comes on simple and direct, using certain trap influences in the downtempo beats to ensure the focus is on the vocalists. The interplay between the boy-girl pair works a treat, adding to the moody sensuality of the music. Still they manage to keep a certain androgynous iciness in the mix, like all dark-tinged electronic music needs to cast its enchanting spell.
Drama (Remixes)
HTH 069D
21 Oct 16
Bass
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Drama (Babyfather Meditation mix VIP) - (4:32) 123 BPM
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Drama (C Powers remix) - (5:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drama (Sami Baha Switch) - (2:47) 110 BPM
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They Remixes
HTH 046D
28 Aug 15
Techno
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Cake (Suicideyear remix) - (3:09) 111 BPM
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Nectar (Mr Mitch Lights Off remix) - (3:46) 140 BPM
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OIXU (Tia Maria Producoes remix) - (4:52) 128 BPM
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Crow (Audri Nix remix) - (3:14) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nectar (Mr Mitch Lights On remix) - (4:47) 138 BPM
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Review: Culled from last year's debut album Trust, this remix collection comes from artists that 18+ respect and occasionally collaborate with. Suicideyear's take on "Cake" is a dreamy, entrancing affair, with haunting electronic melodies and half-heard vocals set to push the listener into a trance. It's followed by the huge bass drops and dissected vocals of Mr Mitch's take on "Nectar", with Tia Maria Producoes' remix of "OIXU" is in a similar vein thanks to its massive subs. Birds cawing, clicking thumb percussion and techno bleeps comprise Audri Nix's reshape of "Crow", while Mr Mitch goes into melodic, atmospheric mode for his remix of "Nectar".
Collect
HTH 059D
20 May 16
Bass
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Descent - (4:22) 140 BPM
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Leaf - (4:44) 126 BPM
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Wet Blunt - (3:09) 90 BPM
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Drama - (3:29) 128 BPM
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Space - (2:53) 123 BPM
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Sense - (3:15) 59 BPM
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Down - (4:36) 147 BPM
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Robbery - (3:05) 110 BPM
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Glow - (3:29) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gliders - (3:53) 140 BPM
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Soup - (3:48) 91 BPM
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Agents - (4:24) 146 BPM
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Slow - (5:07) 146 BPM
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Review: You could say that 18+ have been one of the best finds from the Houndstooth lot. You could also say that the LA-based duo are the ones truly shaping the leftfield field of the label's catalogue, which is packed with more concrete shades of house or techno elsewhere. Their releases for the label have been magnificent, and this latest album, Collect, might just be some o father best work. Labelled as 'bass', the LP is actually more on the neo R&B side of things, using powerful swings of bass as its main ingredient. the duo's vocals ride high and mighty over the rickety percussion and kicks, but there's also plenty of more tranquil moments in between the storms. All in all, a warmly recommended piece of work, and one that is likely to appeal to fans of Hype Williams.
Babyfather/Gaika Remixes
HTH 072D
14 Jul 17
Hip Hop/R&B
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Drama (Babyfather Meditation mix VIP) - (4:32) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Glow (Gaika Zicatea dub) - (4:08) 79 BPM
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HTH035
HTH 035D
23 Mar 15
Bass
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Gravure - (6:02) 60 BPM
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Continuum - (5:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Typeface - (7:07) 83 BPM
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Greyscale - (4:26) 59 BPM
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HTH020 (The Haxan Cloakas Cloud Of Witness) - (10:46) 112 BPM
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Typeface/Greyscale (Vatican Shadowas The World Is Complete) - (8:30) 64 BPM
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Gravure/Continuum (Fis Hayfield To New Mills version) - (5:16) 134 BPM
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Gravure/Continuum (Regis Whip Hand mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Review: Earlier this year Houndstooth regulars Akkord released the HTH020 EP, in which the duo took their bass-heavy sound to darker, more industrial places. It's something explored more explicitly on this remix package, which may well have two of the year's most radical tracks revisions. Tri Angle artist The Haxan Cloak delivers the epic 10-minute "Cloud of Witness" remix, taking elements from all four of the original Akkord EP's tracks, and turning them into an unclassifiable behemoth of bass, drone and strobing beats. Vatican Shadow's take on "Greyscale" and "Typeface" is a little more conventional, but nevertheless turns the two tracks into a powerful piece of techno that would demolish a dance floor in the right setting.
Gravure/Continuum
HTH 040D
25 May 15
Bass
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Gravure/Continuum (Fis Hayfield To New Mills version) - (5:21) 134 BPM
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Gravure/Continuum (Regis Whip Hand mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Usurp
Review: This 12" sees the welcome vinyl edition of remixes of Akkord's "Gravure/Continuum" from Fis and Regis which originally appeared on a CD issued through Fabric's Houndstooth label earlier this year. With the Mancunian duo possessing such a clinical take on rhythmic construction; it's always interesting to see how artists commissioned to remix Akkord choose to approach the task. Sometime Tri Angle artist Fis is on impeccable form twisting the track into paganistic string-laden ambience on his self-styled 'Hayfield To New Mills' version which brings to mind "Hashshashin Chant" era Demdike Stare. Downwards boss Regis goes for gravelly broken techno on his 'Whip Hand' mix though he channels similar levels of spectral foreboding to Fis in the underlying human groans set deep in the mix.
Akkord
HTH 015D
22 Nov 13
Bass
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Torr Vale - (6:24)
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Smoke Circle - (4:07)
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3dOS - (5:39) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Folded Edge - (5:17)
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Conveyor - (7:02)
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Hex_ad - (5:57)
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Channel Drift - (5:25)
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Navigate - (5:12)
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Rocendal - (5:30)
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Undertow - (4:04)
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HTH030
HTH 030D
14 Nov 14
Techno
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HTH020 (The Haxan Cloakas Cloud Of Witness) - (10:46) 112 BPM
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Typeface / Greyscale (Vatican Shadowas The World Is Complete) - (8:30) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Earlier this year Houndstooth regulars Akkord released the HTH020 EP, in which the duo took their bass-heavy sound to darker, more industrial places. It's something explored more explicitly on this remix package, which may well have two of the year's most radical tracks revisions. Tri Angle artist The Haxan Cloak delivers the epic 10-minute "Cloud of Witness" remix, taking elements from all four of the original Akkord EP's tracks, and turning them into an unclassifiable behemoth of bass, drone and strobing beats. Vatican Shadow's take on "Greyscale" and "Typeface" is a little more conventional, but nevertheless turns the two tracks into a powerful piece of techno that would demolish a dance floor in the right setting.
HTH020
HTH 020D
13 Jun 14
Bass
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Gravure - (6:02)
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Continuum - (5:13) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Typeface - (7:07)
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Greyscale - (4:26) 157 BPM
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Navigate
080256 0200582
31 May 13
Deep Dubstep
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Navigate - (5:45) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Compound - (5:34)
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Destruction - (6:05)
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Title Sequence - (4:58)
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Rcvr
HTH 075D
07 Jul 17
Bass
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Rcvr - (6:24) 148 BPM
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Xmtr - (6:20) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: GAZE ILL
Review: Manchester dark merchants Indigo and Synkro, collectively known as Akkord return on the tremendous fabric in house label Houndstooth with these fierce UK bass derivatives. "Rcvr" deconstructs mid '90s jungle, using the breakneck riddims sparingly for dramatic effect, beneath truly chilling sound design and savage low-frequency exploits. "Xmtr" however gets more of a groove on: the beats are still broken and roughed up, but overall has more of a techno mutation about it that fans of Bristol imprints like Timedance or Tectonic will definitely be appreciating.
Obelisk
HTH 045D
23 Oct 15
Bass
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Monolith - (3:40) 90 BPM
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Megalith - (6:19) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Manchester's Akkord have been heavily involved with the development of Fabric's Houndstooth label, and the majority of their output has come from the legendary club's young and vibrant new imprint. Much like fellow Mancunians Demdike Stare, their sound is hard to categorise and distil into one genre; the present "Monolith" sits somewhere between the sparser of Shackleton's tunes, and the whirlpool of styles and genres that fit into the ambient/drone territory. Similarly, "Megalith", on the other hand, is a broken artillery of kicks and sporadic jungle breaks, a gorgeous pile of stop-start bass and drums that keep darting in and out from all corners. Ever thought what 3D music might sound like? This goes pretty damn near. Warmly recommended.
Of Matter And Spirit (Remixes)
HTH 056D
18 Mar 16
Bass
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Anatomy Of Light (Lakker remix) - (4:44) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kim & The Wheel Of Life (Throwing Shade remix) - (3:38) 159 BPM
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Mazda (Mind:Body:Fitness remix) - (4:32) 140 BPM
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Mazda (feat Rider Shafique/Bogues - Killing Sound version) - (3:11) 55 BPM
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Review: Aisha Devi's brilliant Of Matter And Spirit release from last year gets the remix treatment by a stellar cast here, merging her esoteric electronica weirdness into new hybrids. Irish duo Lakker turn "Anatomy of Light" into a freeform techno excursion with ferocious broken beats and Devi's vocals chopped and morphed into new forms. No Pain In Pop/New Ninja Tune signing Throwing Shade turn in a rendition of "Kim & The Wheel Of Life" that's ethereal as much as it is jagged and unusual. Knives associates Mind:Body:Fitness give "Mazda" a turnover that mutates it into some alien urban flavour much like their associates on Kuedo's label. Finally there's another version of the track by Bristol's Killing Sound featuring MC Rider Safique and Bogues exploring the dark side of bass music and truly exorcising the demons.
New Life Tones
HTH 068D
07 Oct 16
Bass
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Puppet Scene - (6:58) 126 BPM
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New Life Repercussions - (8:02) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It's a new episode of Call Supper madness on London's Houndstooth, formerly part of the legendary Fabric club which has unfortunately closed its doors only last month. However, the label is as strong as ever and, with this sort of material at its helm, who knows what could happen next in those quarters. Straying further away from his typical techno-house hybrids, Call Super drops the more leftfield "Puppet Scene", a glitchy slice of percussive ambient guided by a deep, organic subbass and a whole choir of fluttering atmospherics. "New Life Repercussions" is similarly sleek and placid in terms of its aesthetic, but the tune's groove is more energetic this time, taking the record from from a glorious listening experience and onto the dance floor. Mind you, this gear has to be played at the right time. If you do pull it off, however, there's nothing else quite like it.
Depicta / Acephale II
HTH 021D
19 May 14
Techno
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Depicta - (8:37) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acephale II - (6:13) 131 BPM
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Review: Depicta/Acephale II marks Call Super's third appearance on Houndstooth, and it contains what is easily some of the Berlin-based producer's fiercest tracks to date. "Depicta" features the kind of hefty 4/4 kick drums that would make Jeff Mills jealous, combining them with otherworldly pads which seem to blend into one another like ink being added to water; "Acephale II" takes a similar approach but is joined percussion that sounds like a stream of pure data travelling down a knackered copper wire. Another record to add to Call Super's flawless run of form.
Black Octagons
HTH 013D
13 Sep 13
Techno
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Informer - (8:01) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dewsbury Severance - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Black Octagons - (7:30) 132 BPM
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Review: Best known as Call Super, Berlin-based producer JR Seaton was given the honour of inaugurating Fabric's Houndstooth label back in February with the The Present Tense EP, building on his productions for Five Easy Pieces, Throne Of Blood and Relish with a stunning EP of highly detailed techno whose rich textural approach stood out amongst an increasing ocean of industrial sounds. With Houndstooth now established as one of this year's breakthrough labels, Seaton returns with a second offering in the shape of the Black Octagons EP that further extends his grounding as one of techno's most under rated talents. Three tracks deep, Seaton demonstrates a wonderful capacity to mould eye catching productions from glistening tones and scuffed rhythms in a manner that has echoes of Actress and Terrence Dixon.
Suzi Ecto
HTH029D
15 Sep 14
Experimental/Electronic
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Snipe - (2:00) 62 BPM
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Dovetail - (4:33) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sulu Sekou - (4:24) 112 BPM
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Hoax Eye - (5:38) 65 BPM
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Raindance - (4:22) 84 BPM
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Fold Again At Last - (3:07) 59 BPM
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SE - (4:05) 80 BPM
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Rosso Dew - (4:12) 62 BPM
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Coney Storm Drain - (2:12) 79 BPM
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Okko Ink - (4:04) 60 BPM
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Acephale I - (5:24) 66 BPM
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Review: As the Houndstooth roster becomes increasingly diversified with age, so Call Super remains the label's brightest star. Responsible for inaugurating the Fabric-housed operation, J R Seaton has subsequently gone on to deliver some of their best 12" offerings and the time feels right for the Berlin-based producer to show his hand at full length albums. In contrast to the techno-focused approach of his Call Super 12"s, Suzi Ecto finds Seaton expanding on his palette with 11 tracks that veer wonderfully between moments of electronic poignancy and more thrusting fare. Spend some time with Suzi Ecto and you'll find it to be one of this year's most rewarding listens with new favourites emerging with each cycle - "Raindance" is the current fave here at Juno HQ.
Sulu Sekou
HTH 027D
01 Sep 14
Experimental/Electronic
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Sulu Sekou (7" version) - (4:11) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Coney Storm Drain (extended version) - (3:31) 79 BPM
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Review: Ahead of the drop of his debut album, Houndstooth are sneaking out this little taster to give expectant Call Super fans an idea of what they're in for come the big release date. "Sulu Sekou" is a finely woven electronica tale enriched with haunting instrumentation that piles romance and mystery into the endearing pops and fidgets of the homespun rhythm. It's a decidedly mellow excursion compared to the previous Call Super singles, lifting the lid on the exciting new avenues down which the artist is headed. "Coney Storm Drain" appears here in an extended version that finds a base layer of micro-static and winsome melody interfered with by scattered rasps of percussion, building in intensity without ever feeling too anchored to any one direction, like any good exercise in experimentalism.
The Present Tense
HTH 001D
04 Mar 13
Techno
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Threshing Floor - (7:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Leosengor - (5:07) 123 BPM
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Siglo Gray Vision - (8:37) 126 BPM
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No City Of Choice - (4:59) 128 BPM
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Review: Heralding the start of the hotly anticipated new Houndstooth label from the Fabric family tree, Call Super steps up to set the tone early on with a bold EP of fresh and diverse approaches in serious machine music. "Threshing Floor" uses techno as a guide of sorts, but hones in on warm, melodic tones and a spread of abstract samples, the beat no more than a vessel for more esoteric inclinations. "Leosengor" skuffs and stumbles its way through a downtempo undergrowth, while "Siglo Gray Vision" finds another moody and unusual way to ride a 4/4 beat. "No City Of Choice" spins things off in another direction entirely, serving up a dreamlike state of electro nirvana that firmly establishes release, artist and label as ones to keep tabs on.
Migrant
HTH 041D
25 Sep 15
Techno
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Migrant - (7:05) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Meltintu - (7:48) 122 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Call Super's 2014 debut album for Fabric's Houndstooth label was something of a triumph; a hugely entertaining collection of off-kilter techno compositions and melodious, far-sighted deep house workouts. A year on, he returns to the label with a fine two-tracker that should cement his reputation as one of electronic music's most unique voices. A-side "Migrant" sets the tone, with dextrous, bongo-laden beats and a jaunty synth bassline underpinning rich chords and emotion-stirring melodies. Flipside "Melintu" takes a similar approach, with additional layers of bright-eyed, Detroit-inspired melodies perfectly matching his tough-but-tactile, low-end grooves.
Conscious Cunt
HTH 043D
24 Jul 15
Techno
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Kim & The Wheel Of Life - (6:18) 133 BPM
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Aurat (tool) - (2:31) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Saviour On Spilled Blood - (4:28) 84 BPM
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Played by: Usurp
Review: Formerly working as Kate Wax, primarily for Mental Groove, Aisha Devi's new EP is about 'sluts, awareness, death', but also makes nods to her grandmother who passed away recently. On "Aurat (tool)", the mood is mournful and melancholic as a female vocal is covered in fragile synths, while a similar mood prevails on "The Saviour on Spilled Blood". There, a powerful bass rumbles and throbs underneath shiny, sublime melodies and eerie, almost alien-like vocal tones. However, as its title suggests, there is also a more abrasive side to Devi's approach, and this is most notable on "Kim & The Wheel of Life". There, pounding industrial breaks are mixed with tortured, high pitched Middle Eastern wails for an expression of girl power that makes most militant feminism lame by comparison.
Of Matter & Spirit
HTH047D
02 Oct 15
Bass
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Adera - (3:43) 153 BPM
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MazdA - (5:33) 164 BPM
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Initiation To An Illusion - (4:17) 153 BPM
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Numen J - (4:44) 130 BPM
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Kim & The Wheel Of Life - (6:21) 132 BPM
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Aurat (tool) - (2:32) 154 BPM
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1% - (5:28) 92 BPM
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Anatomy Of Light - (4:18) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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OMA - (4:51) 121 BPM
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The Saviour On Spilled Blood - (4:28) 84 BPM
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Review: It's a surprise that Aisha Devi's debut album hasn't come on her own Danse Noire label, where she's released the likes of IVVVO and El Mahdy Jr, but on Fabric's Houndstooth subsidiary. To be honest, we're big fans of the latter, so we're good either way! Of Matter & Spirit is a loos and free-floating collection of songs ranging from hard ambient to docile house and techno. "Initiation To An Illusion", for instance, wouldn't go a miss in a set comprised solely of music from Muslimgauze, whereas "Numen J" is the sort of techno tune with minimal low-end and maximal percussive and atmospheric damage. Her brand of dance music is vibrant, free and deeply exciting, we love it. This album is recommended.
Our Spaces (Reworks)
HTH 062D
08 Jul 16
Bass
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Higher Waters (VIP) - (5:21) 120 BPM
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In Autumn Arms (Max Cooper remix) - (6:11) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Without Names (VIP) - (5:23) 61 BPM
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In Autumn Arms (Ben Pearce remix) - (6:11) 123 BPM
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Review: The debut album Guy Andrews released on Houndstooth earlier this year was a fine addition to the fabric-affiliated label, snuggling in alongside the likes of Marquis Hawkes, Vester Koza, Special Request and Aisha Devi. Given the sheer scope explored by Andrews on Our Spaces, there is plenty of room for creative reinvention so it's no surprise to see Houndstooth slip out this accompanying remix package. Andrews himself provides two VIP takes, apparently informed by the reaction he's met to performing live in recent months with the results all the more overpowering on "Higher Waters VIP" in particular. Complementing this, Max Cooper recalls the era of vintage IDM on his remix of "In Autumn Arms" with Ben Pearce opting for a more proggy 4/4 take.
In Autumn Arms
HTH049D
13 Nov 15
Bass
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In Autumn Arms - (3:34) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let Your Shadow Decide - (4:14) 115 BPM
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Review: From his breakthrough on Hemlock through to releases on Hotflush and more recently Fina and Pennyroyal, Brighton-based producer Guy Andrews hit the ground running and seems to show no signs of slowing up with this dramatic beast of a release for Houndstooth. Considering it is only comprised of two tracks, this release manages to make a deafening impact not least thanks to the compelling power of Andrews' compositions. With a nod to the post rock quarter as well as a recognition of Throwing Snow's penchant for windswept bombast, both "In Autumn Arms" and "Let Your Shadow Decide" move with mighty orchestral brush strokes far beyond mere club-based concerns.
Our Spaces
HTH 055D
04 Mar 16
Bass
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Higher Waters - (4:01) 115 BPM
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All Our Flaws - (3:48) 109 BPM
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Bereft Of Focus, Bereft Of Will - (3:37) 126 BPM
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Spirit Ritual - (3:47) 112 BPM
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Without Names - (3:11) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Autumn Arms - (3:34) 113 BPM
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Our Spaces - (1:50) 154 BPM
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Nakken's Song - (4:00) 110 BPM
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Perception - (3:14) 157 BPM
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Decipher - (3:45) 120 BPM
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Paganism - (3:15) 110 BPM
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Terminus - (4:54) 104 BPM
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Review: Guy Andrews is one of those artists who is always in a state of flux. Never shy to reinvent himself or to try his hand at new genres, he has produced abrasive levels of bass music for respected labels such as Hotflush, Hemlock Recordings, and now Fabric's killer Houndstooth stable. Our Spaces is as lean, mean and hazardous as all of his previous releases, except that Andrews has the space to explore here, to develop his steely strains of percussion into more daring and explorative rhythms that often verge on the cinematic. The majority of the work, however, is made up of penetrating club grooves that has the propensity to blow speakers out, and knock down just about anything that stands in front of them. If you're a fan of gear on Hessle Audio, than this should not go amiss.
Fjell
HTH 077S
08 Aug 17
Techno
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Fjell - (6:38) 120 BPM
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Raw Materials
HTH 037D
24 Apr 15
Techno
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Raw Materials - (7:02) 119 BPM
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Ave That - (4:49) 124 BPM
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Jerk U Later - (5:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The UK producer returns to Fabric-backed label Houndstooth for more old school-leaning house and techno. The title track is the deepest cut here, its moody bass and deep chords housing a ponderous vocal sample. From there on in, Hawkes turns towards a more primal approach. "Ave That" revolves around solid drums, heavy kicks and detuned riffs, while an indistinct sample mutters away. The standout track is "Jerk U Later". Equal parts vintage DBX and relentless Relief-style techno, its drums shuffle and its rhythm jacks to wave upon wave of noisy, shrieking analogue riffs. As far as interpretations of older sounds go, it's of the very highest quality.
Fifty Fathoms Deep
HTH 028D
26 Sep 14
Deep House
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Can't Find A Reason - (6:35) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Way (feat Stee Downes) - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Fifty Fathoms - (6:02) 123 BPM
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Fat Man - (5:47) 123 BPM
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Review: Fifty Fathoms Deep marks the Houndstooth debut of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams member Marquis Hawkes. Interestingly, it largely eschews his raw and distorted machine funk sound in favour of a range of far smoother and polished cuts. Opener "Can't Find a Reason" is a formidable basement house jam - a '90s-influenced chunk of synth-bass driven garage-house that comes laden with cut-up vocal snippets and exotic melodies. Steve Downes collaboration "The Way" sounds like vintage Mr Fingers, while "Fifty Fathoms" fuses twinkling piano melodies and drifting vocal samples with a shuffling deep house rhythm. Finally, "Fat Man" draws influences from vintage '80s electro and synth-funk, melding them into a squidgy house groover.
Truth & Loss
HTH 002D
29 Mar 13
Footwork/Juke
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Truth & Loss - (6:51)
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Truth & Loss (Fracture's Astrophonica remix) - (5:19) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Like A Warrior (feat Juakali) - (5:19)
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Ghettozoid - "Boy Toy" (House of Black Lanterns remix) - (8:08)
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Sweet
HTH 048DD
30 Oct 15
Deep House
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When I Get Home - (6:23) 124 BPM
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At The Witness Stand - (3:49) 123 BPM
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Sweet - (6:35) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What A Relief - (4:11) 128 BPM
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Review: There's a brilliant simplicity to "When I Get Home", the lead cut from Marquis Hawkes' latest outing on Houndstooth. Built around a classic R&B vocal sample that's expertly manipulated to fit in with his crunchy, garage-influenced house beats and drowsy chords, the track has an effortless sweetness that belies its clear dancefloor punch. There are plenty of surprises elsewhere, too, with "The Witness Stand" offering an authentic tribute to the stuttering drums, tactile synths and rubbery basslines of '80s freestyle. While the storming, sweaty, Cajmere style bump of "What A Relief" is arguably the EP's most obviously floor filling moment, it's the cheery UK garage revivalism of "Sweet" that really sparkles.
Social Housing
HTH 058D
10 Jun 16
Deep House
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Ode To A Broken Heart - (3:58) 114 BPM
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The Landsberger Funk - (7:00) 113 BPM
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Fantasy - (4:04) 127 BPM
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Tim's Keys (feat Timothy Blake) - (6:31) 123 BPM
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I'm So Glad (feat Jocelyn Brown - Satisfied mix) - (5:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Summer Memory - (7:27) 117 BPM
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Six Sixty Groove - (5:20) 127 BPM
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Locked Out - (5:25) 119 BPM
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Feel The Music - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Wake Up, Baby! - (6:03) 117 BPM
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Something In Yr Head - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Apple Of My Eye (feat Timothy Blake) - (5:35) 125 BPM
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Review: Such has been the rise of Marquis Hawkes in recent times that this debut album must mark as one of the most anticipated house sets of 2016. Happily, Social Housing is a superb showcase not only for Hawkes' talents, but also his understanding of house music in its' many myriad forms. The album does include, of course, a sprinkling of jackin' workouts, but these are outnumbered by such thrilling chunks of loved-up positivity as the Tiger & Woods style loop funk of "Fantasy", the Theo Parrish-ish jazz fuzziness of "Summer Memory", and the cheeky, Todd Edwards style cut-up garage of "Something In Yr Head" [sic]. The album's most potent moment, though, is "I'm So Glad", a collaboration with Jocelyn Brown that already ranks among 2016's most potent tunes.
I'm So Glad
HTH 066D
09 Sep 16
Deep House
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Iam So Glad - (3:25) 123 BPM
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I'm So Glad (12a Satisfied mix) - (6:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I'm So Glad (Paul Woolford rework) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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I'm So Glad (Catz 'N Dogz remix) - (6:13) 126 BPM
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I'm So Glad (Paul Woolford dub) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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One Sound/Layer Lock
HTH 033D
30 Jan 15
Bass
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One Sound - (5:55) 87 BPM
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Layer Lock - (5:10) 144 BPM
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One Sound (Luke Vibert remix) - (4:40) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Layer Lock (Cristian Vogel Re Trans Form) - (7:31) 90 BPM
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Review: Following on from his barn-storming Double Divide LP, Second Storey kicks off 2015 with this EP that picks up the lurid sound-design freak fest of "One Sound" from the album and matches it with an unreleased cut and some delectable remixes. "Layer Lock" is a daring step on from the nagging acrobatics of the album, heading into the kind of rhythms that would get Autechre tapping their approval. Luke Vibert meanwhile brings his cheery attitude to "One Sound" with a rude, heavy-stepping bass buster loaded with his usual array of lairy samples. Cristian Vogel meanwhile takes "Layer Lock" into a tense, stripped down headspace populated with earthy percussion and interlocking patterns, rising to the psychedelic nature of the source material in a most intriguing way.
Bismuth
HTH 063D
29 Jul 16
Bass
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Bismuth - (6:36) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vapor Value - (6:39) 89 BPM
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Grand Rapid - (6:13) 152 BPM
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Helicat - (6:31) 129 BPM
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Review: Bristol bass producer Alex Storey (formerly known as Al Tourettes) is back on Houndstooth with the Bismuth EP, following up his great One Sound/Layer Rock release from last year and featuring some killer future electro cuts such as the brooding and bass heavy title track and the sublime futurist beats of "Vapor Value". It gets fiercer on "Grand Rapid" with its breakneck electro-funk beats that'd make even the Detroit forefathers stand up and notice. Finally things take a turn for the more experimental on the future beat madness of "Helicat".
Double Divide
HTH 031D
06 Oct 14
Bass
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North Facing - (3:33) 129 BPM
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Reserved - (5:51) 86 BPM
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Combustion Hallmark - (6:07) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shaman Champagne - (8:48) 128 BPM
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One Sound - (5:55) 87 BPM
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Devotion Notion - (5:57) 111 BPM
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Protozoan Milkshake - (2:23) 120 BPM
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Trope - (3:53) 136 BPM
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The Overview Effect, Pt. 1 & 2 (1 & 2) - (9:31) 136 BPM
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Chordelia - (5:30) 123 BPM
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Review: After moving on from his Al Tourettes alias and stepping into a new guise for his time with Houndstooth, Second Storey is now delivering his debut long player, and it's a devastating artistic statement that should firmly position him amongst the most daring bassweight producers out there. With the spirit of aqueous electro running through its veins, a techno forward-thrust and some truly psychedelic ideas about track progression and sound effects, a wondrous sound world is crafted with levels of detail that would make Amon Tobin quiver. From the saucer-eyed vision of "Shaman Champagne" to the epic saga of "The Overview Effects (Parts 1 & 2)" this is an album of staggering scope and fearsome invention.
Shaman Champagne
HTH 024D
18 Aug 14
Bass
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Shaman Champagne - (8:48) 128 BPM
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Shaman Champagne (Perc remix) - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Shaman Champagne (Aden remix) - (6:30) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Ahead of his Double Divide album dropping on Houndstooth, the artist formerly known as Al Tourettes sneaks out this lead track in his inimitable style of slithering, intensely detailed machine funk. "Shaman Champagne" is a foreboding affair layered with disorientating sonic matter that flies around a rock solid beat before the track lifts off into more magical realms of sci-fi romance. Perc steps up to perform a remix duty on the track and he doesn't hold back in slamming down a monstrous techno vision packed full of abrasive noise and rigid a rhythm. Machinedrum meanwhile ignites his Aden alias for a more subtle reappraisal that feeds off the wild energy of the original to create a taut and multi-faceted tech house barnstormer.
Margosa Heights
HTH 009D
28 Jun 13
Deep Dubstep
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Arpy Garbles - (6:15)
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Still Seas/Just Mortal - (7:49) 136 BPM
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Margosa Heights - (6:27) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hebridean Mind Tours - (7:56)
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
Review: Second Storey might be Al Tourettes' new bit on the side, but it's business as usual as he lays down four subversive exercises in bass experimentalism. The EP title track - "Margosa Heights" - is the wildest adventure of the bunch. An oceanic web of muffled bubbles and processes, at points it's impenetrable, at others it's overwhelmingly euphoric. "Hebridean Mind Tours" follows a similar suit thanks to its impending sense of dread. "Arp Garbles" is the most dancefloor-focussed of the set; with its rusted two-step and groaning bass, there's more than a touch of Four Tet to this particular flavour. Looking for more of a techno edge to your two-step? Head for "Still Seas/Just Mortal". The Storey continues...
Moesha Moved To Margate
HTH 078S
06 Jul 17
Bass
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Moesha Moved To Margate - (5:30) 131 BPM
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Notes To Self 1
HTH 067D
22 Jul 16
Bass
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Contact High - (5:18) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Re-Gene - (4:45) 65 BPM
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Signal - (1:38) 145 BPM
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Review: Mark Harris and Johnny Rivo are back with Notes to Self 1, a second Shift Work offering for fabric's in-house Houndstooth label that features a triplet of killer cuts that blur the lines between techno, house and coldwave. "Contact High" is the lead track, a high-powered slice of bodytonic four-to-the-floor that doesn't use complex patterns to get its point across but, instead, blasts out a kick drum beneath a fuzzy, reverberating bassline. "Re-gene" and "Signal" further blast out the speakers with more venomous shards of bass that grow more powerful and damaging with each new loop. Heavy and recommended.
Document II
HTH 051D
27 Nov 15
Bass
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Abandoned Hands - (5:58) 65 BPM
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Abandoned Hands (DVA Damas remix) - (6:22) 50 BPM
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SBFM - (5:25) 125 BPM
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SBFM (Factory Floor remix) - (8:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Having previously surfaced on Optimo back in 2014, Shift Work now sidle over to Houndstooth with their crafty take on a modern kind of electro house. "Abandoned Hands" shakes and quivers with chunky bassline synths and fragmented vocals, powered by a technoid urgency and peppered with industrial noise flairs. "SBFM" meanwhile gets into a more edgy mindset with its nagging arpeggio, setting up Factory Floor perfectly for a remix which actually ends up pirouetting into a cyclical slice of abstract techno. DVA Damas meanwhile remixes "Abandoned Hands" and turns it into a slow-creeping pressure cooker of unreleased tension.
The Fleet
HTH 038D
20 Apr 15
Experimental/Electronic
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The Fleet - (4:07) 60 BPM
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Circles Out Of Salt (Ian William Craig version) - (4:33) 99 BPM
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And The World Was Gone (live version) - (5:43) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Wrecking
HTH 034D
16 Feb 15
Experimental/Electronic
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A Wrecking (part I) - (2:24) 77 BPM
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Held The Light - (4:05) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Circles Out Of Salt - (4:06) 65 BPM
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Take A Life - (4:47) 63 BPM
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On Knives - (3:53) 61 BPM
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The Wreck - (3:25)
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The Fleet - (4:06) 60 BPM
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Lament - (2:21)
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Bowline - (4:45) 105 BPM
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Drought - (4:34) 83 BPM
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Angry Seas - (1:40) 92 BPM
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A Wrecking (part II) - (1:25) 80 BPM
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Review: Following on from 2013's A Small Murmuration and the salvo of singles that came with it, Throwing Snow's Snow Ghosts project comes back for another round of haunting, ethereal and downright spooked out tales wrenched from the blackened heart of English folk tradition and harassed with electronics and worldly influences. There's a more avant-garde feeling in tracks such as "Held The Light", but by and large this is a song writing project in which Hannah Cartwright's vocals can shine, surrounded by the captivating backdrops of strangled strings and discordant piano wielded with poise. When the production does leap to the fore as in "On Knives" it makes for a distinctive proposition not to be found anywhere else, and that's what makes Snow Ghosts such an exciting proposition.
Vetiver
HTH 065D
15 Jul 16
Indie
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Vetiver - (5:21) 150 BPM
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Dawn - (4:20) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Secret Garden
HTH 014D
07 Feb 14
Indie
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Secret Garden - (4:59)
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Secret Garden (Richard Skelton version) - (5:32)
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Secret Garden (Matthew Herbert's Wash It All Away mix) - (6:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Covenant (feat Dahlia Black - remix) - (4:20)
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Secret Garden (Matthew Herbert's Wash It All Away instrumental) - (6:50)
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And The World Was Gone
HTH 011D
02 Sep 13
Rock
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And The World Was Gone - (4:36) 126 BPM
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And The World Was Gone (Roly Porter remix) - (5:37) 120 BPM
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And The World Was Gone (Calibre remix) - (5:59) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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And The World Was Gone - (4:12) 105 BPM
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Husk
HTH 070D
07 Nov 16
Experimental/Electronic
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Vetiver - (5:21) 75 BPM
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Undertow - (5:45) 60 BPM
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Lied - (6:35) 68 BPM
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Dawn - (4:20) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Decorate My Bones - (4:46) 61 BPM
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Lied (Prurient remix) - (11:58) 111 BPM
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Played by: Simon Heartfield
A Small Murmuration
HTH 006D
05 Jul 13
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Hunted - (2:29) 100 BPM
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Murder Cries - (3:28) 114 BPM
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Secret Garden - (4:59) 83 BPM
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Covenant (feat Blue Daisy) - (4:05) 135 BPM
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Gallows Strung - (3:43) 115 BPM
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Time Listens - (2:20) 120 BPM
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Untangle Me - (3:27) 110 BPM
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Ropery - (3:10) 85 BPM
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And The World Was Gone - (4:35) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In The Deep - (2:17) 75 BPM
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Review: Branching the sound of Houndstooth out ever further, Throwing Snow man-on-a-mission Ross Tones joins forces with bewitching vocalist Augustus Ghost, otherwise known as Hannah Cartwright, to deliver this fully realised album project of twilight-pitched electronic folk. Snow Ghosts is a project enthralled with the darker side of English folk music, feeding on Tones' predilection for live instrumentation and intricate, delicate beats but centred around Ghost's plaintive delivery. In a similar world of bleak pop to The XX, A Small Murmuration rarely lifts its head above gothic introspection, but submerges itself as such with a regal finesse that brings out the best from both artists.
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