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Back To '95
Back To '95 (feat Mr V) - (5:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ode To Wildpitch - (5:41) 125 BPM
Back To '95 (feat Mr V - Cinthie's 'Just A Vibe' remix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
AUS 177
13 May 22
Funky/Club House
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Fools Mate
Fools Mate - (5:13) 131 BPM
Still Deciding (feat Washington) - (3:44) 121 BPM
Earthly Delights - (5:28) 117 BPM
Joey - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fools Mate (Sally C remix) - (5:18) 134 BPM
Review: Aus Music is now one of the elder statesmen of the underground after so many years of turning out fresh beats from fresh names. Taking charge of Will Saul's latest label drop is Glaswegian artist Big Miz. His opener 'Fools Mate' is an upbeat and lively tune with slinky bass and drums that are in constant upward motion. 'Still Deciding' (feat Washington) flips the script with a low slung groove that has swagger to spare, not least thanks to the vocals of Washington. There is still time for a raw drum workout in 'Earthly Delights', the lush melodies of 'Joey' and a pumping throwback house remix from Sally C.
AUS 172D
29 Apr 22
Deep House
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Let's Go
Let's Go - (7:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chimera - (4:15) 125 BPM
Shibuya - (6:10) 125 BPM
Heartfelt - (7:26) 122 BPM
AUS 174
08 Apr 22
Deep House
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The Wildlife Of The Quieter Ones
Albuquerque Arcade Retreat - (2:24) 110 BPM
Theme From FFOM - (6:27) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sacramento Balls - (1:55) 142 BPM
Dial 101 - (5:03) 133 BPM
Revelation - (2:15) 152 BPM
Gravitational Lane - (4:56) 126 BPM
Serenity Alley - (4:48) 128 BPM
Equation - (6:07) 128 BPM
Storm 90 - (4:17) 126 BPM
Requiem I - (4:01) 121 BPM
Complex Beta - (4:42) 125 BPM
Moon Stone - (4:13) 126 BPM
Rays Of Thunder - (4:34) 128 BPM
Red Flying Kites - (2:24) 120 BPM
Never Ending Scrolling - (5:01) 129 BPM
The 6th Day - (2:24) 140 BPM
Strawberry Strings - (4:19) 126 BPM
Review: Marco Passarani presents his sixth LP, this time on Aus Music titled The Wildlife Of The Quieter Ones, boasting 17 diverse tracks that are testament to the Roman's versatility as a producer. Whether it's the majestic acid of "Theme From FFOM", the contemplative IDM of "Dial 101" or the hi-tech soul of "Equation" - he has much more to offer. There's the alien funk of "Complex Beta" and the bittersweet bright-like-neon closer "Strawberry Strings" showing the diversity in his sonic repertoire, plus many intermittent ambient journeys to break up the mood. Passarani manages to respectfully join the dots between the fabled Detroit-Berlin connection, classic electro and Italo on this top shelf selection of tracks - all from a truly underrated veteran of the genre.
04 Mar 22
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Heaven Or Hell
Heaven Or Hell - (3:29) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Night Jaguars - (3:52) 126 BPM
OM617 - (4:16) 114 BPM
Shake Your Demons - (5:11) 120 BPM
Let The Sparks Fly - (4:52) 111 BPM
Review: Here's something we didn't expect: an EP of deep house and house-not-house excursions from Quantic, a multi-talented artist and producer best known for dazzling musicality, downtempo grooves, retro-futurist soul songs and distinctly tropical musical blends. Of course, he's talented enough to turn his hand to almost any style so this surprise Aus Music outing is as excellent as we'd hoped it would be. Highlights include the old school house-goes-broken house rush of 'Heaven or Hell', the deep and dreamy broken beat warmth of 'Night Jaguars', the wall-of-sound house warmth of 'Shake Your Demons' and the sub-heavy, steel pan-sporting, mid-tempo tropical house brilliance of 'Let The Sparks Fly'.
AUS 167D
17 Dec 21
Deep House
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Talaria - (5:15) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rip - (4:08) 128 BPM
Arrows - (6:18) 127 BPM
Review: Paul Rose aka Scuba returns to Will Saul's label for the first time in nearly 10 years to follow up his 2011 anthem 'Loss' under the SCB alias. The Hotflush boss now presents the Talaria EP featuring three emotive tracks for the late night. Be mesmerised by the rich tapestry of melodies that will captivate you on the title track's tech house groove, while "Rip" returns to the emotive post dubstep sounds as heard on his seminal Triangulations release from over a decade ago. Finally, the deep and contemplative mood music of "Arrows" offers up a more understated side of the esteemed producer.
AUS 171D
17 Dec 21
Deep House
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Last Dance
Last Dance - (6:31) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Heartbeat (instrumental) - (5:22) 122 BPM
Heartbeat - (5:20) 122 BPM
Can We Find - (6:06) 126 BPM
Review: Millionhands founder Tee Mango (real name Tom Mangan) has developed a lot as a producer since he first appeared on Aus Music in 2017. That much is evident on his latest four-track excursion for Will Saul's imprint, which sees Mangan deliver a quartet of fuzzy, nostalgia-inducing workouts guaranteed to make you move. He sets his stall out with 'Last Dance', a chunk of colourful, piano-laden positivity built around crackly drums and rush-inducing riffs, before delivering instrumental and vocal takes on the mid-tempo, lo-fi, deep house delight that is the yearning 'Heartbeat'. To round things off, the former T-shirt designer opts for a baggier, sunnier and more huggable sound on delicious closing cut 'Can We Find'.
AUS 169D
26 Nov 21
Deep House
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Universal Love
Open Spaces - (7:16) 81 BPM
Balance - (7:28) 122 BPM
The Other Side Of - (6:42) 124 BPM
Warm - (6:11) 122 BPM
Universal Love - (6:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Outsider house specialist Sei A has delivered some of Aus Music's most potent releases of the last half-decade, including two fine albums. Universal Love, his first release of 2021, is also impressive. It sees the Glasgow-based artist shuffle between bleary-eyed, early morning house hypnotism ('Open Spaces', where Tangerine Dream style synthesizer lines and stirring chords bubble away atop a locked-in beat), heavily electronic dancefloor melancholia ('Balance'), ultra-wonky, sub-heavy minimalism (the crackling fuzziness of 'The Other Side Of'), spaced-out sunrise deep house ('Warm'), and rolling, warehouse-ready fare ('Universal Love', where spoken word vocals and tactile synth riffs catch the ear).
AUS 170
08 Oct 21
Deep House
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Mars - (5:17) 133 BPM
Pete - (5:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
F&D - (6:25) 127 BPM
Review: Last year, Damiano Von Erckert graduated from the Ava label he's been associated with since 2011 and joined the extended family of artists at Will Saul's Aus Music imprint. Here he returns to that label with a second EP full to bursting with playable, peak-time ready treats. Particularly impressive is opener 'Mars', a deep house-tempo slab of sci-fi fired dancefloor futurist full of star fall electronics, lilting lead lines and intergalactic synthesizer motifs. Title track 'Pete' is more of a retro-futurist affair, with glassy-eyed female vocal samples, immersive ambient house chords and rising string sounds stretching out atop loose-limbed machine drums and a throbbing bassline, while 'F&D' joins the dots between jacking acid house, ambient techno and Motor City futurism.
AUS 168D
23 Jul 21
Deep House
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City Lights
City Lights - (6:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
City Lights (Gerd Janson remix) - (3:37) 128 BPM
City Lights (Damiano Von Erckert remix) - (6:17) 126 BPM
City Lights (Wanderist remix) - (6:30) 134 BPM
Review: 'City Lights' was one of the standout cuts from Cinthie Christl's 2020 debut album Skylines - City Lights, so it's no surprise to see it appear as a single with a swathe of brand-new mixes. The original version, which kicks off the EP, is little less than a synthesizer symphony, with rising synth-strings dancing atop a mid-80s, arpeggio-style synth-pop bassline and Please-era Pet Shop Boys beats. Gerd Janson utilises many of these elements on his Tuff City Kids style Italo-disco rework, before Damino von Eckert re-frames it as a melodious chunk of synth-heavy techno warmth. Perhaps best of all though is the Wanderist remix, which brilliantly re-imagines the track as a bustling slab of deep space electro with a Kraftwerkian twist.
AUS 165D
28 May 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Dispatch477 - (8:29) 131 BPM
Upper/Lower - (6:33) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Polymer Pyramid - (4:49) 128 BPM
Review: When it comes to delivering deliciously intergalactic house and techno, few can match the sci-fi sounds, lilting lead lines, darting synth sounds and hypnotic beats of Jack Hamill AKA Space Dimension Controller. His trademark sound is naturally evident throughout his first EP for Aus Music. He begins with the deep, cosmic techno of 'Dispatch477', where bubbly acid bass, bustling drums and deep chords combine on an energetic-but-weightless sci-fi treat. 'Upper/Lower' is similarly deep and woozy but arguably more musically expansive, while closing cut 'Polymer Pyramid' sees him wrap drowsy, ambient techno style sustained chords and yearning synthesizer lead lines around a fizzing analogue bassline and snappy machine drums.
AUS 166D
14 May 21
Deep House
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Translucid Dreams
Machines Have Feelings Too - (5:28) 136 BPM
Translucid Dreams - (5:11) 137 BPM
Astral Highways - (6:38) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
U Got Love - (7:24) 135 BPM
Review: Maarten Smeets, one half of Detroit Swindle, introduces his Wanderist project through Aus Music, and vice-versa. It presents a second record for Smeets on Aus (see the Rhythm Girl Swing EP) with the Wanderist project setting itself up as a place for electro breaks, acid and new age synths ("Translucid Dreams") to funky, stripped-back and pacey vocal house numbers ("Machines Have Feelings Too"). A minimal yet harder techno groove arrives in the pumping drum track "U Got Love" (tip) next to the sundrenched trance-ala-house music of "Astral Highways"!
AUS 164
09 Apr 21
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Spice Run
Breathe (feat Nikki O) - (6:05) 122 BPM
Spice Run - (5:49) 127 BPM
Get Together - (6:23) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Late last year, Dutch duo Lars Dale and Maarten Smeets decided the time was right to ditch their Detroit Swindle moniker - chosen originally in tribute to Motor City dance music, but one that left them open to accusations of cultural appropriation - in favour of Dam Swindle. This three-tracker for Aus marks their first outing under the new alias and begins with one of their warmest and most ear-catching cuts to date: the Nikki O-voiced vocal deep house number 'Breathe', which boasts some brilliant live bass, twinkling Rhodes flourishes and atmospheric synth-strings. Title track 'Spice Run' is arguably even better thanks to bouncy, Afro-house style percussion, carnival-ready electric piano riffs and synthesized steel pan, while 'Get Together' is a drowsy and deep disco-house number laden with live instrumentation.
AUS 163D
12 Mar 21
Deep House
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Just Us
AUS 162D
12 Feb 21
Deep House
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Dance Now, Cry Later
Why So Blue? - (5:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Levitate - (6:02) 130 BPM
Too Close - (6:18) 128 BPM
Review: Berlin-based Haider Masroor made his Aus Music debut with the '10961' EP in 2019. Now he returns to Will Saul and Fink's label with another three-tracker that defies easy genre categorisation. 'Levitate', for instance, starts out epic and proggy but then breaks out into a kind of EBM/Italo/industrial fusion interlude in the middle, while 'Too Close' has echoes of Orb-style ambient house, hardcore, two-step and the kitchen ruddy sink! The standout, though, is 'Why So Blue?', a moody, broody but irresistible order to dance in which delicate, haunting keys and cut-up female vocal snips surf a surging, pulsating bassline to devastating effect.
AUS 159D
11 Dec 20
Deep House
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Replica Material
My Belief, Your Disorder - (6:53) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tears For You - (6:38) 121 BPM
Dramatic Romance - (6:40) 123 BPM
Review: Will Saul and Fink's Aus Music label have always operated at or around house music's more leftfield fringes, and this three-tracker from Damiano Von Erckert - a Cologne native who's now based in France - is no exception. 'My Belief, Your Disaster' builds from a space-y, bass-y intro into a small-hours cocktail of twitchy drums and cascading keys, while 'Tears For You' is a pulsating, synthy cut that'd work on 'deep' and 'melodic' floors alike - as would 'Dramatic Romance', wherein a synth bassline throbs throughout, topped with constantly evolving leads. Adrenaline-rush podium stompers these are not, but if you need material for those 4am "journeys" then step right on in.
AUS 161D
30 Oct 20
Deep House
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2r2t - (5:25) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
9005 - (7:11) 130 BPM
2r2t (Dauwd remix) - (5:35) 128 BPM
Fog - (6:22) 128 BPM
2r2t (ambient mix) - (4:08) 128 BPM
Played by: Nachtbraker
Review: In case you didn't get the memo, Wanderist is the new solo alias of Maarten Smeets, one half of popular Dutch deep house duo Detroit Swindle. This debut EP under the alias sets out his sonic agenda, offering a few reminders of what many enjoy about his better-known act's work - rich musicality, warm vibes, and positive melodies - while also exploring a different set of electronic music inspirations. The headline attraction is arguably '2r2t', a wonderfully tactile and melodious chunk of loved-up electro warmth that comes accompanied by a wavy ambient revision (lusciously saucer-eyed) and an acid-flecked Dawud remix that joins the dots between sci-fi techno and intergalactic deep house. Elsewhere, '9005' is a dark, muscular and hazy techno roller and 'Fog' is an analogue-rich take on spacey '80s electro.
AUS 158D
09 Oct 20
Deep House
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Kinetic Action
Random Rules - (3:21) 125 BPM
Halo - (4:52) 124 BPM
High - (6:11) 126 BPM
Foundation - (6:49) 122 BPM
Forget Now - (6:02) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Jets - (5:41) 124 BPM
Double Dot Matrix - (6:37) 125 BPM
Million Pieces - (3:24) 124 BPM
You Dance Into My Light - (7:21) 126 BPM
Review: Sei A aka Andy Graham follows 2016's Space in your Mind long player with this expansive project. Once again, he has chosen Aus as the outlet for his work, with Will Saul's label providing him with the platform to deliver his distinctive take on dance music. Underpinned by dream-like textures, Kinetic Action unravels at an unhurried pace; there's the layered ambience of "Random Rules"; the muggy, seductive break-beat led "Halo" and "High", a dubbed out house groove. Graham's production throughout the album is flawless, which allows him to move effortlessly between languid pieces like "Foundation" and more urgent, break beat tracks like "Forget Now".
14 Aug 20
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Jets - (5:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Jets (Hodge remix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
Jets (Andy Graham Sounds mix) - (5:39) 123 BPM
AUSCD 014S 2
14 Aug 20
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Forget Now
Forget Now - (6:02) 126 BPM
Forget Now (Surgeon remix) - (6:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
AUSCD 014S 1
17 Jul 20
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Skylines - Citylights
Skylines - (6:06) 116 BPM
Houze Muzik - (6:07) 126 BPM
Satisfy Your Fantasy - (7:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
2k Garage - (5:21) 126 BPM
Horizon - (5:58) 125 BPM
No One Can Take You From Me - (6:17) 125 BPM
Bassline - (5:10) 83 BPM
Flashback - (5:11) 118 BPM
Calling (feat Gilli.jpg) - (6:26) 125 BPM
Morning In Melbourne - (6:43) 124 BPM
803 The Meme Queen - (6:09) 127 BPM
Review: Given that she has been releasing music since the dawn of the century, we were rather surprised to find that "Skylines-Citylights" is Cinthie Christl's debut album. It is of course something of a vibrant, action-packed treat, with the long-serving DJ, producer, label boss and record shop owner combining elements from a multitude of interconnected genres (think Chicago house, ambient house, UK garage, acid, electronic disco, piano house and rave-era old school flavours) to create a string of timeless, joyous cuts. Highlights are plentiful and include - but are no way limited to - the glassy-eyed bliss of "808 The Meme Queen", the sub0heavy sweatiness of "Concentrate", the warehouse-ready future anthems "Bassline" and "Calling", and the hard-to-pigeonhole brilliance of stunning opener "Skyline".
AUSCD 013D 1
17 Jul 20
Deep House
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Here In The Twilight
Here In The Twilight - (7:14) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Here In The Twilight (Nathan Micay remix) - (6:41) 128 BPM
Outriders Of Planet Shulgin - (6:39) 123 BPM
Harmine - (7:12) 124 BPM
Review: New York's disco, noise and electro don The Juan Maclean is back and makes his debut on Aus Music. Pushing a perceivably harder edged or club focused sound for Will Saul's label, Juan Mac turns in three numbers that explore deeper techno, trance and Italo alongside progressive new age disco (and New York soul) that goes all the way in "Outriders Of Planet Shulgin". For the Italo, deeper techno head (with hints of indie sub-pop too) "Here In The Twilight" goes the distance alongside the electrified nu-disco of "Harmine". Wild card alert on this record also o with a remix coming from Whities upstart "Nathan Micay" with a tough, dubbed out and warehouse mix to an epic title track.
AUS 157D
10 Jul 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Calling - (6:26) 125 BPM
AUSCD 013S 2
19 Jun 20
Deep House
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Bassline - (5:10) 83 BPM
803 The Meme Queen - (6:09) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Cinthie Christl's last outing for Aus Music, 2019's "Mesmerizing EP", was a surprisingly disco-fired affair, mixing sounds associated with the resurgent 1970s style with her usual house and techno trademarks. Christl's latest two-tracker for Will Saul's label looks to the sweat-soaked hedonism of the rave era for inspiration, with title track "Bassline" offering a rushing romp rich in glassy-eyed piano house stabs, ear-catching female vocal snippets and crunchy drum machine beats. Virtual flipside "803 The Meme Queen" is a deeper and more musically considered take on the same retro-futurist house vibe, where a bold acid bassline, echo-laden additional percussion hits and starry chords catch the ear.
AUS 152D
12 Jun 20
Deep House
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Music Got Me High - (6:11) 125 BPM
My Mind - (5:02) 123 BPM
Time Aint Nothing - (6:39) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: We've rather enjoyed watching the rise of Tom Mangan AKA Tee Mango over the last eight years. His tracks are now in-demand, meaning releases on such admired labels as Delusions of Grandeur, Local Talk and Aus Music. Here he returns to the latter with his first EOP for Will Saul's imprint in two years. Our pick of the bunch is flipside "Music Got Me High", where glassy-eyed piano stabs, sparkling synthesizer riffs and soulful vocal samples ride a classic house groove. That said, for sheer party-rocking thrills you can't beat opener "Time Ain't Nothing", a sample-heavy affair that adds squelchy synth bass and snare-heavy house drums to chunks of a groovy swamp-funk workout.
AUS 151D
08 May 20
Deep House
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Lockdown House EP
Jupiter Jam - (5:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Clockin' Out - (4:46) 129 BPM
Let's Go Way Back - (8:03) 120 BPM
Walking - (5:58) 124 BPM
Played by: Alkalino
Review: While some of us have spent the COVID-19 lockdown period watching dreadful daytime TV in our underpants, Marquis Hawkes has been busy producing new music - hence this EP of hot-to-trot "Lockdown House" tracks. He begins via the deep space daydreaming of "Jupiter Jam", where intergalactic synthesizer motifs ride a squelchy, sub-heavy bassline and bumpin' house beats, before doffing a cap to up-tempo 1990s US deep house on the tactile and energetic "Clockin' Out". "Let's Go Way Back" ratchets up the glassy-eyed good-time vibes towards rush-inducing territory - all chiming melodies, old school vocal snippets and chunky beats - while "Walking" successfully channels the spirit of turn-of-the-90s New Jersey garage.
AUS 154
01 May 20
Deep House
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Microdancer EP
Microdancer - (6:19) 145 BPM
Ubik - (4:21) 140 BPM
Lanthana - (5:23) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gretzoid (feat Gretz) - (4:57) 142 BPM
Review: With Dutch producer Tracy's gradual rise into the ranks of well received dance music, Tom Ruijg, aka Tracey, sees himself become part of Aus Music's current vanguard alongside Floorplan, Move D and of course Aus label owner himself Will Saul. Microdancer presents the artist's second offering for Aus Music and is the first since his debut album, Biostar, for Dial in 2019. This record here presents a bass heavy, atmospheric take on melodic breaks, club tracks and cosmic techno. "Lanthana" will appeal to the b-side junkies out there for something a little more syncopated and undulating, while the title track throws down a heavier, enforced rhythm punctuated by solid bass stabs and a frenetic arpeggio melody. Lighter wares can be found in "Ubik" with the tunneling "Gretzoid" getting trippy with vocals from Gretz.
AUS 149D
13 Mar 20
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Fatoe Morgana
Fatoe Morgana - (7:45) 130 BPM
QT & The Lizards - (5:40) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
De Zon - (6:43) 128 BPM
Nar Hon Inte Ar Dar (Sunrise mix) - (5:56) 130 BPM
Review: Quartet Series main man Nachtbraker has released music on plenty of high profile imprints over the years - Heist, Dirt Crew and Hudd Traxx most frequently - but he's never released on Aus Music before. His label debut is a typically confident affair, with the Dutch producer dishing up a mixture of proto-house influenced deep house funk ("QT & The Lizards"), chunky house grooves and stunning, synth-pop influenced electronics ("De Zon") and deliciously dreamy, sun-kissed breakbeat house ("Nar Hon Inte Ar Dar (Sunrise Mix)"). Arguably best of all though is opener "Fatoe Morgana", a throbbing, all action mix of razor-sharp acid riffs, rising synthesizer motifs, drowsy chords and restless but sturdy grooves.
AUS 148D
21 Feb 20
Deep House
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De Zon
AUS 148S
09 Jan 20
Deep House
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Hashtag Life Goals
Hashtag Life Goals - (6:54) 131 BPM
Don't Forget To Subscribe - (5:32) 105 BPM
CS Groove - (5:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: By his normally prolific standards, Marquis Hawkes has been surprisingly quiet in 2019. In fact, this three-tracker for regular home Aus Music is just his third outing of the year, following typically well-received releases on Honom and Unknown To The Unknown. Opener "Hashtag Life Goals" is a wonderfully dreamy and glassy-eyed affair, with female spoken word samples, drowsy chords and picturesque melodies rising above booming bass and beats so sweaty they might have a fever. Hawkes successfully breaks up the beats on "Don't Forget To Subscribe", where thrillingly positive synthesizer motifs and woozy chords envelop NYC Freestyle-influenced electro drums, while "CS Groove" is a locked-in deep house box jam full of crunchy machine percussion, headline-grabbing bass and enveloping chords.
AUS 145D
27 Dec 19
Deep House
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There Was A Time - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dance Floor - (6:36) 127 BPM
Oasis - (6:38) 126 BPM
Fiyaaaa! - (6:40) 126 BPM
Brothers + Sisters - (6:49) 124 BPM
His Eye Is On The Sparrow (feat Carol Otis) - (6:41) 126 BPM
Co Co - (6:16) 126 BPM
Song Like This - (5:24) 131 BPM
I Try - (5:33) 130 BPM
Generations From Now - (6:04) 79 BPM
Review: It seems to strange, in 2019, to think that Robert Hood was once best known for dark, pounding techno, such has been the success of his more house- and gospel-inspired Floorplan project in recent years. This third long-player finds the father-and-daughter duo in fine fettle, serving up 10 cuts that marry house and disco's sense of groove and musicality to the dancefloor energy that Hood learned during his Underground Resistance years, with wailing church organs helping to provide the album's standout moments on tracks like 'Dance Floor' and 'His Eye Is On The Sparrow'. An uptempo, genre-defying triumph.
08 Nov 19
Deep House
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Moorings - (9:31) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pingalatu - (6:49) 124 BPM
Review: Returning to production with his first LP in 13 years, Will Saul's 'Open Too Close' is said to be a journey through the influences that have helped shape the Aus Music boss's career and drive his forward-facing, unblinking passion for new music. It is a concept which reflects on Saul's extensive experience as a selector, with all tracks being dancefloor ready and exactly the sort of material he'd be proud to play in his own DJ sets. Moreover, he stated it's something "that sounds good at home, as well as in the club". Split across two releases, the first volume features the deep and emotive slo-mo swagger of "Openings", the evocative classic house vibe of "Pingalatu" (calling to mind the anthems of The Windy City from the late '80s) and equally on the retro tip is the hypnotising Todd Terry influenced rhythmicity of "Moorings".
AUS 142D
11 Oct 19
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Open Too Close
Freya's Theme - (5:07) 107 BPM
Room 9 - (5:39) 119 BPM
Visions - (3:38) 124 BPM
Openings - (4:29) 115 BPM
Moorings - (9:31) 125 BPM
Pingalatu - (6:49) 124 BPM
My Left Sock - (5:15) 83 BPM
One For Rex - (6:09) 129 BPM
Get Back Up - (7:18) 132 BPM
27 Sep 19
Funky/Club House
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Visions - (3:38) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Visions (Marquis Hawkes remix) - (6:28) 124 BPM
Review: Scene veteran Will Saul drops a new single on his own Aus Music label, which comes accompanied simply by a Marquis Hawkes remix. In its Original Mix form, 'Visions' places a good old-fashioned, full-lunged diva vocal atop a fractured rhythm that owes not a small debt of inspiration to 80s electro, both in the sound palette (check those analogue synth sounds) and in the stuttery feel to the drums. For more traditionally 'house-y' pleasures, though, head for Hawkes's refix, which opens with a Tenaglia-esque barrage of drums but settles down into a mid-paced groove with a very Chi-town bassline.
AUS 146
16 Aug 19
Funky/Club House
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Building Bridges (unmixed tracks)
Move D/Various
Move D - "Cycles" - (9:10) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Move D & D-Man - "Init" - (5:57) 123 BPM
Move D - "Dots" - (7:39) 123 BPM
Magic Mountain High - "Tiny Fluffy Spacepods" - (7:21) 127 BPM
Move D - "Dusted Links" - (8:46) 123 BPM
Move D & Benjamin Brunn - "Transit" - (3:06) 122 BPM
REAGENZ meets Thomas Fehlmann - "One Small Step..." - (7:01) 114 BPM
Move D & Fred P - "Building Bridges" - (10:40) 120 BPM
Move D - "Perpetual State" (feat The Poem "Alles Ist Eins" By Thorn Hoedh) - (5:00) 105 BPM
Move D - "Building Bridges" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:05:53) 122 BPM
Review: As his vast discography proves, David "Move D" Moufang is a big fan of musical collaborations. It's perhaps fitting, then, that his latest album is packed to the rafters with co-produced killers. Check, for example, the ultra-deep, woozy and off-kilter "Innit", a superbly dubby and opaque cut made with German rave pioneer D-Man, the intergalactic deep house warmth of Fred P collaboration "Building Bridges" and the semi-orchestrated ambient bliss of Benjamin Brunn hook-up "Transit". His acclaimed collaborative projects also feature: Reagenz (with Jonah Sharp) joins forces with Thomas Fehlmann on the elastic dub techno flex of "One Small Step" and Magic Mountain High (with Juju and Jordash) takes slow-burn, softly spoken deep house/dub techno fusion and runs with it. As you'd expect, the solo tracks are impeccable, too.
12 Jul 19
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Rhythm Girl Swing EP
Wado Baya - (7:31) 126 BPM
Rhythm Girl Swing - (7:33) 123 BPM
Vibrations - (7:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Given their fine track record and high profile nature, it's perhaps surprising that "Rhythm Girl Swing EP" marks Detroit Swindle's first appearance on Aus Music. Label boss man Will Saul has once again proven his A&R credentials by picking three suitably strong cuts from the experienced Dutch duo. They begin in fine fashion with "Wado Baya", a rubbery chunk of hot-stepping Afro-house where bleeping electronic melodies and glassy-eyed chords rise above a snappy-but-bouncy groove. "Rhythm Girl Swing" sounds like a slipped and slightly skewed take on hypnotic mid-90s house - all trippy riffs and slowly rising filtered motifs - while "Vibrations" sees them join the dots between warm and woozy early '90s deep house and organ-rich New Jersey flavours.
AUS 143D
21 Jun 19
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Mesmerizing - (6:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Time To Move - (5:46) 124 BPM
Dancing - (5:45) 125 BPM
Review: Cinthie Christl continues to go from strength to strength, with this impressive return to Aus Music following hot on the heels of a trio of versatile and club-ready EPs on her own Crystal Grooves imprint. Intriguingly, all three tracks on the "Mesmerizing" EP look to disco for inspiration, combining Salsoul style drum hits and sweeping orchcestration with bumpin' bass, vocal samples and drum machine kicks inspired by the Halcyon days of New York house. It's a winning formula all told; check, for example, the swirling samples and peak-time-at-the-Paradise-Garage flavas of "Dancing" and the undulating strings, heavy analogue bass and Todd Edwards style vocal cut-ups of the outstanding title track.
AUS 140D
24 May 19
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Moving Shadows EP
Moving Shadows - (6:43) 118 BPM
Patter - (7:08) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wolf Moon - (7:00) 120 BPM
Review: Since signing with Aus back in 2013, Andy Graham AKA Sei A has become one of the label's most reliable artists. Impressively, the "Moving Shadows EP" marks his eight release on the imprint since then, with four of those coming in the last 12 months. This time round, he's in a notably deep and melancholic mood. Check, for example, the hushed and hypnotic drums, distant breakers' yard sounds, whispered vocals and spaced-out electronics of "Moving Shadows", or for that matter the late night intensity of "Wolf Moon", a sparse, minimal house affair that's as atmospheric as they come. Sandwiched in between you'll find the slightly bolder "Patter", a chiming deep house roller that subtly offers audio nods towards Maurice Fulton and mid '80s NYC proto-house.
AUS 141
03 May 19
Deep House
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You - (6:29) 121 BPM
Yellow Cake - (6:24) 120 BPM
Robocop - (5:39) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Breaker Breaker head honcho Haider has caught the attention of Will Saul with his eclectic talent. Following his breakout EP for his own label, the 10961 EP is his debut for AUS music. Full name Haider Masroor, the German artist compliments the British label as its newly acquired artist. Features dusty minimal house like on "You" reminiscent of past contributions to the label by the likes of Matt Karmil, Motor City deep house influences by the likes of The Three Chairs on the sublime "Yellow Cake" and timeless electro vibe on "Robocop".
AUS 138D
22 Mar 19
Deep House
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Metamorphosis - (5:25) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mind Powder - (5:08) 150 BPM
Blue Invasion - (5:47) 136 BPM
Helix - (5:12) 136 BPM
Played by: Pan-Pot
AUS 137D
01 Mar 19
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Mode Static
Mode Static - (6:19) 123 BPM
Inter Spaced - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tunnels - (6:44) 124 BPM
Review: Andy Graham - aka Sei A - returns to Aus Music, where he's become quite the stalwart of the London based imprint in the last few years. His new EP entitled Mode Static is best described by Will Saul & Co. as featuring three deep techno cruisers' and does exactly what it says on the tin. From the the banging main room assault that is the title track and its true warehouse vibe, through to the deep and ubby entrancer "Inter Spaced" and the fittingly titled "Tunnels" that draws you down into the vortex with its hypnotic vibe - this one's a right killer on offer here.
AUS 136
04 Jan 19
Deep House
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Trust - (7:02) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lost At Sea - (8:09) 126 BPM
Hip Swing - (5:15) 134 BPM
Review: A stalwart of the burgeoning Berlin scene for several years, Cinthie is the DJ and producer behind top labels such as Beste Modus (with Steven ain't leavin) Unison Wax and We R House. She brings her infectious sound to Aus Music here on the Trust EP, where she once again looks to classic US house aesthetics but polishes them with an vibrant and modern edge. From the hypnotic bounce of the title track and its lovely marimba led melody, the funked/up polyrhythmic groove of "Lost At Sea" and its irrestibalt Afro influence or the striped back groove tool "Hip Swing" that is perfect tackle for the afterhours - Cinthie brings the goods once again.
AUS 134D
21 Dec 18
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Arps & Early Starts
Wobbly - (5:46) 124 BPM
Slide - (6:22) 127 BPM
Come Together - (5:31) 122 BPM
Start Again - (6:35) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Will Saul comes with a four-track EP on his own Aus Music label, and the results are as classy as we've come to expect. 'Wobbly' gets the ball rolling with a big, beefy bassline and a single repeating chord before introducing first some fluttering keys, then a hint of acid as we near the track's end. 'Slide' is a floaty, drifty affair underpinned by rock-solid 4/4s and operates in the nebulous zone where deep and progressive house collide. 'Come Together' is an unhurried small-hours deep/tech roller with mournful strings and a man's voice saying "dance", while finally 'Start Again' takes us back in time with 909 percussion and electro synths.
AUS 135D
23 Nov 18
Deep House
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The Prophetess
The Prophetess - (5:57) 125 BPM
Pleasure Groove - (6:20) 125 BPM
Cybord Acid - (6:28) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cyklone - (6:33) 120 BPM
AUS 133D
26 Oct 18
Deep House
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I Love It - (4:04) 111 BPM
K.O - (6:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mods - (5:36) 120 BPM
Sourced - (5:09) 80 BPM
Review: UK born, Berlin based producer Matt Karmil first appeared on our radar a few years ago, with his brilliant Fight EP on Mule Musiq sublabel Endless Flight. Testament to his diverse sound, he's since appeared on Bristol bass institution Idle Hands, Swedish oddball house heroes Studio Barnhus and Norway's Smalltown Supersound. It's the latter where he's explored his more disco leaning side - and that's on display here on the Sourced EP. From the slo-mo and sultry deepness of "I Love It", "KO" with its smoky late-night jazz bar vibe and the funky title track - where the drummer gets wicked beneath a bass driven and evocative groove.
AUS 132D
21 Sep 18
Deep House
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Ideal Passage
Ideal-Passage - (6:57) 130 BPM
Thewizzwasfordillysmissus - (6:49) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sicko - (5:17) 124 BPM
Review: Following the inauguration of his new imprint The Brane last year, Ewan Smith returns with a new EP on Aus Music - his first for them in a couple of years since 2016's brilliant There Is No Right Time LP. The Berliner by way of Scotland serves up some flavours that are very much a product of his new environment, and will appeal to followers of minimal techno new wave - as heard on the retro flavoured mini-funk of the title track. We can't quite pronounce "Thewizzwasfordillysmissus" but can best describe its vibe similar to what labels like Traffic or Time Passages are pushing at present, while the aptly titled "Sicko" is deeply beeping and glitching groove that's for perfect afterhours dancing at Club Der Visionaere - a club he frequently DJ's at.
AUS 131D
07 Sep 18
Deep House
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By Your Side
By Your Side - (6:18) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
H.O.F - (5:58) 120 BPM
Directors Suite (Evil Acid mix) - (3:58) 124 BPM
By Your Side (dub mix) - (6:18) 83 BPM
Review: Will Saul recently said that he's feeling more inspired, production wise, than he has done for years. He's certainly stepped up his release schedule this year, and this second EP of 2018 boasts some seriously good material. "By Your Side", in particular, offers a unique blend of breakbeat-influenced electro drums, picturesque electronics, swirling vocal samples and pleasingly dirty acid bass. Those vocal samples are naturally jettisoned on the arguably superior Dub Mix, which somehow seems even more loved-up and saucer-eyed. Elsewhere, "H.O.F" peppers a thrusting and dirty late night groove with stretched-out organ chords and more intensely picturesque electronic motifs, while "Directors Suite (Evil Acid Mix)" is a fiendishly sweaty and intense slab of electro/ragged acid house fusion.
AUS 130D
24 Aug 18
Deep House
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Phase EP
Phase - (6:20) 123 BPM
Cruise Above - (6:34) 119 BPM
Shapes - (5:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mangle - (6:22) 124 BPM
Review: Aus Music welcome the return of London based Glaswegian and label staple Andy Graham aka Sei A, following up from last years Holding EP and some great ones on Life & Death, Turbo and OFF Recordings. These dubby and atmospheric cuts are some of his best works yet. From the deep and aquatic aesthetic of the title track and its textured/hypnotic qualities, the uplifting and melodic tech-house of "Shapes" or the gripping dancefloor drama of "Mangle" featuring evocative strings and powerful chords - this one's a killer!
AUS 129
27 Jul 18
Deep House
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Aegean Sea
Knobbly Bobbly - (7:39) 122 BPM
Aegean Sea - (7:21) 120 BPM
Marimba Echoes - (7:43) 125 BPM
Marimba Echoes (Mall Grab remix) - (4:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following last year's loan move to Shall Not Fade, Fold (AKA DJ/producer Rob Glassett) returns to his regular home, Aus Music. It's his first release on Will Saul's label for almost two years. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the tribal-inspired drums, humid aesthetics and deep Afro-house vibes of "Knobbly Bobbly" and even deeper "Aegean Sea" - a track that simply exudes drowsy, sun-kissed warmth - to the blissful melodies and snappy drums of the undeniably delicious "Marimba Echoes". Shall Not Fade regular Mall Grab provides a fine remix of that track in which he re-imagines it as an acid-flecked chunk of two-step, Afro-deep goodness.
AUS 128D
13 Jul 18
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Bugs - (7:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Map Room - (5:51) 127 BPM
Bugs (Matt Karmil remix) - (7:17) 125 BPM
Played by: Kraak & Smaak
AUS 125D
22 Jun 18
Deep House
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