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Live & Let Live - (4:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fat Dynamics - (4:41) 120 BPM
   
Funny Styles - (3:32) 126 BPM
   
Dubonnet - (3:30) 120 BPM
   
In Orbit - (4:07) 126 BPM
   
How High Is The Moon - (3:42) 120 BPM
APRON 37
14 Jun 19
Deep House
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Cha - (5:40) 124 BPM
   
Dracula - (6:19) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Deetron
APRON 03
31 Oct 14
Techno
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Beat Crash - (6:16) 118 BPM
   
Fuck Off - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Iron Cloud - (7:05) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
APRON 1
03 Nov 14
Electro
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XX - (7:33) 131 BPM
   
X - (8:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Deetron
APRON 06
09 Dec 13
Techno
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Discipline - (6:43) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Abyss - (7:38) 120 BPM
Played by: Benji B
Review: The ever increasing understanding between Apron and Wild Oats and the many artists affiliated with both labels continues to bear fruit for those out there that like their house music raw and rugged. The idea alone of young Detroit talent Jay Daniel getting behind the buttons with suave Stevie Funkineven should set the pulses racing and both "Discipline" and "Abyss" will leave you craving more from this partnership. There's an effortless glide to "Discipline" as both keep the drums to a minimal yet bugged out line of kicks, leaving it to those killer keys and thick-set chords to hit you in the gut and the hips. "Abyss" finds the duo opting for a more pared back, abstract production where rhythm is kept to a minimum as the space is filled with tweaked out motifs that sound like a paranoia-filled John Carpenter.
APRON 13
10 Nov 14
Techno
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Overseer - (9:53) 114 BPM
APRON 25
07 May 20
Techno
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Dry Mango (Part 1) - (1:25) 119 BPM
   
Thursday - (4:30) 122 BPM
   
Oceans - (4:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Earth State - (1:46) 116 BPM
   
Syntherlude - (0:56) 141 BPM
   
Pace & Time - (3:38) 116 BPM
   
Dry Mango (Part 2) - (3:31) 120 BPM
Review: Over the last few years, Kieron Ifill aka K15 has been visiting Simbad Stanislas's studio, where they delved deep into conversation, as well as into an arsenal of analogue gear. The result? A revered collection of raw grooves that Apron boss and mutual friend Steven Julien was compelled to share - welcome to Earth State. A collection of deep and mellow urban expressions that blur the lines between, deep house, nu-jazz and neo soul. Smooth broken beat jams such as "Thursday" or "Oceans" feature creamy Rhodes, intricate rhythms and shimmering synths galore, while "Dry Mango pt2" calls to mind the classic vibe of UK broken beat by Bugz In The Attic or Atjazz.
APRON 39
23 Aug 19
Deep House
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No Regrets - (3:08) 98 BPM
   
AM:PM - (4:44) 107 BPM
   
Don't Go Outside - (3:47) 64 BPM
   
Love In Dystopia - (5:37) 55 BPM
   
Renegade Lover (Justice mix) - (4:09) 53 BPM
   
Dystopian Fantasy? - (4:43) 55 BPM
AD 07
24 Jan 20
Experimental/Electronic
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Gio - (5:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
JTL - (5:07) 126 BPM
   
TY - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
Molow - (4:37) 130 BPM
   
Sofar - (1:53) 160 BPM
APRON 35
13 Dec 19
Deep House
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Aevea Forest - (3:04) 149 BPM
   
Ember - (5:09) 126 BPM
   
Entity - (3:40) 123 BPM
   
Her Theme - (1:35) 85 BPM
   
Purity - (5:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Pneuma - (4:52) 129 BPM
Played by: Benji B
Review: Two of the six tracks featured here - 'Aeva Forest' and 'Her Theme' - are out-and-out ambient/piano pieces, 'Ember' is a fierce, dark electro workout and 'Entity' sits most comfortably under the experimental electronica banner. From a house POV that just leaves two tracks to talk about: 'Purity', which loops up raw, shuffling drum beats and piercing synth notes, and 'Pneuma', which starts life as an ambient strings piece before more of those lo-fi drums come crashing in. Both would clear the floor at your local Ritzy's but could find a home in those longer sets and podcast mixes.
APRON 40
27 Sep 19
Deep House
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Piercing - (2:09) 157 BPM
   
Gidi - (4:48) 63 BPM
   
Modal - (5:07) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Believe In Something - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Corner Club - (3:41) 130 BPM
   
Fingers - (1:47) 72 BPM
Review: Brazilian duo My Girlfriend - AKA veteran multi-instrumentalist Zopelar and 18-year-old wunderkind Benjamin Sallum - come with six pleasingly varied cuts here that will suit the dancers as well as the chin-strokers and headnodders. 'Piercing', a two-minute beats-free intro piece that's reminiscent of early System 7, opens proceedings, followed by 'Gidi', which marries ker-razy jazz beats to a west coast funk b-line and suspiciously 'Baby Love'-like female "ooh-ooh-ooooh-oohs". Things take an 80s electro turn on 'Modal', 'Believe In Something' has a blissed-out, Sunday AM feel, 'Corner Club' is a fiery lil' shuffler and finally 'Fingers' pushes further into looping, experimental territory.
APRON 36
10 May 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Mirage - (4:53) 108 BPM
   
Private Myths - (4:12) 110 BPM
   
2Desire - (1:42) 69 BPM
   
Binary Starr - (5:22) 129 BPM
   
Idreamtaboutuagainlastnite - (2:20) 90 BPM
   
Dreem Theme - (1:10) 76 BPM
   
Mystery (feat Shepherd) - (5:04) 63 BPM
   
Latent Heat - (7:49) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chimera Interlude (feat Shepherd) - (1:07) 78 BPM
   
Uncanny Valley - (3:02) 90 BPM
   
Dinner With Angela - (4:54) 88 BPM
   
City Of Dreems - (7:33) 129 BPM
AC 06
22 May 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Icarus - (3:36) 120 BPM
   
Big Sausage Pizza - (3:17) 133 BPM
   
Ubi Hubi - (4:17) 104 BPM
   
Wider, Git Hub - (3:15) 104 BPM
   
Fantastic Neckground - (3:49) 127 BPM
   
Johnny's Road Song - (0:45) 148 BPM
   
Blizzard People - (4:55) 120 BPM
   
El Schnorro - (4:01) 152 BPM
   
Ein Kola Bitte - (3:56) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fuzz Roll - (5:17) 134 BPM
   
Karenn Du Renold - (6:11) 145 BPM
Played by: Ennio Styles
Review: If you're unfamiliar with the Ratgrave name, you're not alone: this bustling, future funk album marks the first time collaborators Max Graef and Julius Conrad have released anything under the alias. The set was apparently recorded at different times, and in different places, over a three-year period. Musically, it draws much inspiration from intergalactic jazz-funk, P-funk and otherworldly '80s boogie, but also feels instinctively loose, carefree and improvised. The result is a set of lo-fi cuts that sound like they were recorded straight to tape during improvisational jam sessions, but were probably far more polished and thought-out than you might expect. Either way, it's the kind of LP that gets better with each successive listen.
AA 03
31 Jul 18
Electro
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Osiris - (3:57) 76 BPM
   
Osiris (instrumental) - (3:57) 76 BPM
AD 06
26 Jun 19
Hip Hop/R&B
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Celebrations (Funkineven edit) - (3:46) 123 BPM
   
PARTY - (4:11) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fun - (4:38) 124 BPM
   
Summers - (5:58) 135 BPM
   
Highways - (2:55) 129 BPM
APRON 09
06 May 14
Deep House
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Juno Fantasy - (4:21) 120 BPM
   
Prayer For U - (5:30) 60 BPM
   
Feelin Real Good (vocal) - (4:05) 60 BPM
   
Mystery Angel - (2:26) 87 BPM
   
I'll Be Yours (feat G'la - vocal) - (3:50) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Girl U Hypnotize Me - (2:55) 105 BPM
   
Love Beam - (2:55) 116 BPM
   
Feelin Real Good (instrumental) - (4:05) 60 BPM
   
I'll Be Yours (instrumental) - (3:49) 88 BPM
Review: Sudi Wachspress, AKA Space Ghost, delivers his eighth long-player in just 10 years. The Oakland, California native has carved out a sound that draws on house, disco, R&B and disco as well as strong influences from the LA beats scene, and the result is an album that operates largely at a walking pace, and as such is probably best appreciated in a home listening setting, with 'Feeling Real Good' and 'Prayer For You' providing the only obvious dancefloor moments. Standouts include the haunting 'Love Beam' with its haunting, looped vocal and bruk beat-y bass squelch, the druggy, slo-mo jazz-funk of 'Mystery Angel' and the sultry, soulful 'I'll Be Yours'.
APRON 41
16 Mar 20
Funk
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Begins - (2:01) 159 BPM
   
Chantel - (4:39) 117 BPM
   
Carousel - (6:41) 123 BPM
   
XL - (6:25) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Marie - (4:13) 122 BPM
   
Oshun - (6:00) 117 BPM
   
Fallen - (3:35) 138 BPM
   
Jedi - (5:07) 128 BPM
   
Kingdom - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
Reficul - (2:30) 126 BPM
   
Disciple - (5:51) 120 BPM
   
End - (2:26) 154 BPM
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
AA 01
15 Jul 16
Techno
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Jupiter - (4:59) 119 BPM
   
St Julien - (6:07) 143 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lazor - (7:30) 118 BPM
A 08
07 May 20
Electro
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Institute - (4:58) 108 BPM
   
Evenbud (feat Budgie) - (4:35) 56 BPM
   
Pulse - (4:38) 138 BPM
   
Luv Triangle - (3:53) 148 BPM
APRON 16
07 May 20
Indie
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Hunt - (3:24) 74 BPM
   
Roll Of The Dice - (5:54) 59 BPM
   
Bloodline - (5:58) 58 BPM
   
Apache - (4:37) 107 BPM
   
Queen Of Ungilsan - (8:10) 106 BPM
   
IDK - (4:26) 54 BPM
   
Temple Road - (0:59) 70 BPM
AD 009
19 Apr 20
Experimental/Electronic
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BLK808 - (7:49) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
POT808 - (5:59) 129 BPM
   
Teer - (6:55) 113 BPM
   
Teer (instrumental) - (6:55) 113 BPM
Review: Steven Julien is better known as FunkinEven, the project that has yielded releases for high-profile labels like Eglo and his own Apron imprint. However, that only tells part of Julien's story, and he has also put out two long players under his own name for Apron. Unsurprisingly, this material tells a more personal story, with "Teer" featuring gloriously spacious synths and indistinct vocals unravelling over an introspective groove. That's not to suggest that Julien has lost sight of what he does best, and "BLK808" is a tough, percussive drum workout, led by rolling drums and tight hi-hat sequences.
APRON 38
28 Oct 18
Electro
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Lust For Life - (1:42) 78 BPM
   
What Goes Around Comes Around - (3:50) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Foreplayin - (1:43) 113 BPM
   
Champions - (1:31) 76 BPM
   
Shadow Of A Lonely Man - (2:22) 115 BPM
   
Crucial - (3:21) 116 BPM
   
Higher Love - (4:15) 68 BPM
   
Vanessa Finesse - (1:09) 87 BPM
   
Divine (Interlude) - (1:58) 80 BPM
   
Long Tings - (2:01) 128 BPM
   
Can't Wait - (3:09) 72 BPM
   
She's On Her Way - (2:58) 76 BPM
   
Goddess Is Born - (3:14) 118 BPM
   
Always Be Your G - (3:57) 67 BPM
   
She Likes Teasing (Bonus) - (3:40) 76 BPM
Played by: Chris Coco
AD 04
15 Feb 19
Hip Hop/R&B
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Always Be Your G - (3:52) 133 BPM
AD 05
25 Mar 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Sozinho A Noite - (2:27) 73 BPM
   
Looking Back - (3:57) 103 BPM
   
All I Want - (2:52) 89 BPM
   
Driving To The Sun - (3:09) 80 BPM
   
Azy - (2:16) 71 BPM
   
Hobart - (5:14) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Travel - (1:59) 79 BPM
   
Jazz Da XV - (5:56) 116 BPM
   
Welcome Stranger - (2:50) 96 BPM
   
Phobia - (2:14) 72 BPM
   
Brasilidade - (5:10) 61 BPM
   
Look At Me - (3:11) 74 BPM
   
Praia - (2:48) 97 BPM
   
Vision - (1:49) 64 BPM
   
Locked - (2:30) 80 BPM
AD 008
02 Mar 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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