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Iron Curtis - "Against My Window" (Dazed mix) - (7:14) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Perm - "VLIW" - (4:50) 144 BPM
   
CVBox - "Cat Cut Claps" - (6:01) 129 BPM
   
Dispo 5000 - "Klingenberg" - (5:16) 120 BPM
Review: As you'd expect, there's plenty of treats to be found on the fifth colour-coded EP in Uncanny Valley's 50th release series. Iron Curtis steps up first with an enveloping and hypnotic chunk of deep house headiness ("Against My Window (Dazed Mix)", which boasts a particularly strong bassline), before Perm peppers a hybrid ghetto-house/electro beat with starry synth chords and pin-sharp TB-303 style acid lines on "VLIW". CVBox tiptoes the fine line between spaced-out deep house, acid and electro on the formidably fuzzy "Cat Cut Claps", while Dispo 5000 crafts a sturdy electro cut out of stabbing acid bass, ethereal new age chords and crunchy machine drums ("Klinkenberg").
UV 0505
21 Feb 20
Deep House
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Amrint Keen - "Transient Loss Of Response" - (6:07) 130 BPM
   
Sandrow M & Will Dubner - "Disco Schlamboni" - (6:58) 119 BPM
   
Jules Etienne - "Dude's Den" - (6:04) 114 BPM
   
The Golden Filter - "The Pull" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Charlotte Bendiks - "Pasco" - (7:21) 82 BPM
   
Credit 00 - "R You Ready 2 Jack" - (5:35) 127 BPM
   
Ca$hminus - "No Satisfaction" (Credit 00 Molenbeek Bad Boy remix) - (5:52) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Westlake & Hayter - "Wolfenstein" - (4:58) 130 BPM
   
Albert Van Abbe - "Bloodhoney Triggerbee" - (7:13) 130 BPM
   
Perel - "Karlsson" - (7:01) 123 BPM
   
Jor-El - "Human Matrix" - (7:35) 128 BPM
   
Karima F - "Flaccid House" - (5:39) 126 BPM
   
GOTT - "En Blick Ufs Matterhorn" - (6:17) 120 BPM
   
Break SL - "Bye Bye 627" - (6:05) 122 BPM
   
Qnete - "In Transit" - (6:06) 125 BPM
Review: As the pleasingly matter-or-fact title makes clear, this compilation gathers together 15 of the standout tracks released by Dresden label Uncanny Valley in 2019. As you'd expect, it offers a tastily off-kilter collection of cuts that variously mix and match elements of deep house, cheery nu-disco, dub disco, acid-fired early morning anthems, saucer-eyed hardcore rave revivalism, superior tech-house and throbbing electro-disco, with the contributions from Credit OO, Jules Etienne, Perel, The Golden Filter, Jor-El and Break SL standing out. That said, all 15 tracks are superb and firmly focused on the dancefloor. In a word: essential.
UV 2019
24 Jan 20
Deep House
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Credit 00 - "Mind Trip" - (4:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gnista - "Playtime Worktime" - (5:00) 136 BPM
   
AGB - "Brecht Hat Er" - (1:59) 122 BPM
   
Break SL - "Bye Bye 627" - (6:05) 122 BPM
   
Qnete - "In Transit" - (6:06) 125 BPM
Review: An enjoyable class of associated names and potential aliases make their way to the Dresden labels wholesome 50th release and brings with it a first sign of music from Break SL since 2014! Known for releases on Philpot before his time at UV, he delivers an uplifting number of pulsating arpeggios and ballroom synths. Credit 00 is on point as always throwing down a Detroit inspired number of laser synths, starry atmospheres and subby, acidic basslines. Qnete, still reeling from his 2018 LP on 777 Recordings, supplies a tripier, deep and subtle house number via "In Transit" while the still unknown Gnista and AGB serve up some traditional Deutsch EBM and dark electro between them both.
UV 0502
13 Dec 19
Electro
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Total Kommander - (7:41) 113 BPM
   
En Blick Ufs Matterhorn - (6:17) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Passion - (15:55) 120 BPM
Review: GOTT is a new collaboration between Uncanny Valley label owner Sneaker and Scannoir. It is also the German word for 'God'. Indeed on "Total Kommander", it sounds like the almighty has had a hand in the production, as an ominous, robust groove rolls menacingly and bleak, gloomy synths underpin a frazzled vocal sample. More indistinct mutterings are audible on the murky rhythm of "En Blick Ufs Matterhorn", where the pair use lo-fi blips and grainy synths to capture the listener's attention. Meanwhile, "Passion" is redolent of Hague-style mutant disco as the God-like duo deliver a pulsating groove tailored for blacked-out bunkers.
UV 051
15 Nov 19
Electro
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Jor-El - "Human Matrix" - (7:35) 128 BPM
   
Karima F - "Flaccid House" - (5:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basic Soul Unit - "Grotto Bounce" - (5:20) 126 BPM
   
Christopher Rau - "Paradijs" - (5:23) 122 BPM
UV 0504
03 Oct 19
Deep House
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Karlsson - (7:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Monteiro Da Costa - (7:29) 121 BPM
   
Karlsson (Bloody Mary Cat's On Acid remix) - (6:27) 126 BPM
   
Karlsson (Kim Ann Foxman remix) - (7:16) 126 BPM
   
Karlsson (radio edit) - (3:47) 123 BPM
Review: If your all-time favourite music was mostly made by Germans wearing too much blusher and leather jerkins with huge shoulderpads, then the 80s synth-pop/coldwave revivalism of 'Karlsson' will be right up your Strasse - it's even got one of those spoken/whispered German-language vocals, presumably from DNA fave Ms Fiedler herself. But for more contemporary pleasures head for the remixes: the Bloody Mary Cat's On Acid Mix is exactly the 303 bleep 'n' squelch fest you'd expect, while Kim Ann Foxman beefs up the 4/4s and adds some music box-like synth doodles of her own. The torch-y but upbeat 'Monteiro Da Costa', another 80s throwback, rounds out the package.
UV 052
12 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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R You Ready 2 Jack - (5:35) 127 BPM
   
True 2 The Gehm (2019 version) - (5:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Garden - (5:11) 126 BPM
   
Deep In The Jungle - (5:46) 122 BPM
Review: It's time to dive back into the oldschool ways of breaks on this one as the Uncanny Valley Germany team team up with Credit 00 for a tasty slice of hardcore nostalgia throughout the 'Deep In The Jungle' project. We kick this one off with a look at 'R You Ready 2 Jack', a very crunchy rolling original, driven by its constantly evolving drum sections and hardcore inspired melodies. This is then followed by the moogy basslines of 'True 2 The Gehm (2019 version)', the bubbling arpeggiators of 'The Garden' and the colourful soundscapes of the title track 'Deep In The Jungle', closing off a wicked project with style.
UV 053
12 Jun 19
Breakbeat
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The Golden Filter - "The Pull" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Mayan Gold - "Komm Und Entspanne" - (6:07) 120 BPM
   
Charlotte Bendiks - "Pasco" - (7:21) 164 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Katrina Fairlee & Sneaker - "Oak" - (7:09) 116 BPM
UV 0507
07 May 19
Techno
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Lauer - "Fanta Korn Tanker" - (5:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
James Booth - "Summer Interlude" - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Sandrow M & Will Dubner - "Disco Schlamboni" - (6:58) 119 BPM
   
Jules Etienne - "Dude's Den" - (6:04) 114 BPM
Review: Dresden stable Uncanny Valley has decided to mark a half-century of releases by whacking out a series of celebratory EPs, of which this fabulous four-tracker is the first. Lauer steps up first with the sparkling, synth-driven Balearic house futurism of "Fanta Korn Tanker", before handing on the baton to James Booth and his gleeful, rush-inducing Balearic nu-disco workout "Summer Interlude", which is every bit as sun-kissed and life-affirming as the title suggests. Sandrow M and and Will Dubner join forces for the glassy-eyed synth-pop/nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Disco Schlamboni", while former CockTail D'Amore artist Jules Etienne steals the show via the percussive, deep disco warmth of "Dude's Den".
UV 0501
25 Mar 19
Deep House
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Transient Loss Of Response - (6:07) 130 BPM
   
Maybe It Won't Be - (5:10) 126 BPM
   
Doozy Of A Day - (5:46) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crepuscular - (4:42) 130 BPM
Played by: ROTCIV
Review: Four tracks here that will appeal to the more adventurous deep house jocks as well as fans of more experimental sounds. The title cut is a breakbeat-led affair topped with lingering synth chords and augmented by a little 303 bass squelch, while 'Maybe It Won't Be' rides a stuttering bruk rhythm with more of those languid chords and what sounds like a Theremin. The EP's first straight-up 4/4s can be found on the faster-paced 'Doozy Of A Day', which sits somewhere between Heard/Damier-style US deepness and Detroit techno, and as such is probably the go-to for deep house floors, while more stuttering beats, warm chords and Spanish guitar frills make up closer 'Crepuscular'.
UV 049
25 Feb 19
Deep House
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Mr Incognito - "Macho Man" - (4:31) 141 BPM
   
Qnete - "Alone Together" - (6:31) 127 BPM
   
Amrint Keen - "Believe" - (6:02) 126 BPM
   
Credit 00 - "Hammers Jack Voices Wail" - (5:23) 123 BPM
   
Serial Error - "Drum Abuse (Vocal)" - (6:30) 120 BPM
   
Chino - "Kolaps" - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Herzel - "Glowworms" - (5:40) 122 BPM
   
Leif Muller - "Wo Ist Meine PlayStation 4?" - (6:44) 129 BPM
   
Iron Curtis - "Sweet Romancer" - (6:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Panthera Krause - "Heppy" - (7:04) 123 BPM
   
Cuthead - "Can't You See" - (4:59) 122 BPM
   
Planet Underground - "Elektromat" - (6:20) 125 BPM
   
A GOTT - "Sehnsucht" - (6:46) 120 BPM
Review: Uncanny Valley ends the year with a 13-track retrospective that sums up why it is such an idiosyncratic label. 13 Tracks moves in style from the bizarre acid beats of "Macho Man" by Mr Incognito and Amrint Keen's vaguely epic electro track "Believe" into more dance floor friendly tracks. These include the moody, atmospheric techno of Qnete's "Alone Together" and Chino's acid-heavy "Kolaps". In between these ends of the spectrum there are once-heard, never forgotten moments such as the vocal electro of Credit 00's amazing "Hammer Jack Voices Wall" and Serial Error's tribal house meets new beat track "Drum Abuse (Vocal)" - which both underline again what an idiosyncratic label that Uncanny Valley is.
UV 2018
28 Dec 18
Electro
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Sehnsucht - (6:46) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Die Nacht - (6:52) 113 BPM
   
Erstling - (12:40) 120 BPM
UV 048
22 Oct 18
Electro
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Forms - (5:31) 124 BPM
   
Glide - (6:14) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Glowworms - (5:40) 122 BPM
   
TWO - (5:10) 125 BPM
Review: Herzel aka Aleksandar Grozdanovski has released before on labels like Hivern and Charlois, and now brings his expansive sound to Uncanny Valley. The title track is a filtered, stepper that rides hollowed out drums and a powerful wave of bass to create a gloomy mood. On "Glide", the mood is even darker and more tranced out, as the Macedonian producer lets fly with a pumping groove and epic synth hooks. Changing direction again, "Glowworms" revolves around a house groove and searing acid lines, while "TWO" sees Herzel strip away melodies to deliver a raw, gritty techno track that has echoes of Gesloten Cirkel.
UV 046
17 Sep 18
Techno
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Lunar Lander - (3:14) 113 BPM
   
Can't You See - (4:59) 122 BPM
   
Sweet - (5:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kimono - (1:01) 89 BPM
   
Tranquility Base - (2:58) 97 BPM
   
Mount Platti - (4:46) 121 BPM
   
Schlagzeug Fallt Die Treppe Runter - (4:57) 130 BPM
   
Too Dark To See Tomorrow - (1:53) 87 BPM
Review: Following a fine outing on Local Talk late last year, sample-digging beat-maker turned deep house don Cuthead returns to home city imprint Uncanny Valley. Can't You See sits somewhere between an expansive EP and a perfectly formed mini-album, offering up an octet of cuts that neatly summarizes his hybrid approach to music-making. That means a solid mixture of dusty, warm and rolling deep house shufflers (see the vibraphone-sporting "Mount Platti", Andres style jazziness of "Sweet" and rock solid "Can't You See") and blazed hip-hop instrumentals ("Kimono", "Tranquility Base", "Too Dark To See Tomorrow"), with the odd surprise thrown in (bass music-influenced opener "Lunar Lander" and the punk-funk-influenced 130BPM stomp of "Schlagzeug Fallt Die Treppe Runter").
UV 047
28 May 18
Deep House
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Sweet Romancer - (6:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nixdorf Danse - (7:02) 126 BPM
   
Triroom - (7:41) 127 BPM
   
Take Me Home - (7:16) 126 BPM
Review: Confirmed label-hopper Iron Curtis last popped up on Uncanny Valley in 2015, contributing a fine cut to the Dresden imprint's fifth anniversary compilation. Here he finally unleashes his first EP for the imprint, serving up a predictably impressive four-track missive. He begins with the Larry Heard style deep, jacking grooves and ethereal synthesizer melodies of "Sweet Romancer", before upping the intensity of the beats on the drowsy pump of "Nixdorf Danse". Those looking for life-affirming release should check the rush-inducing dancefloor bliss of "Triroom", while closer "Take Me Home" is an altogether woozier, dreamier and more Balearic affair, with jangling guitars and cut-up vocal samples sashaying from the speakers.
UV 045
09 Apr 18
Deep House
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Believe - (6:02) 126 BPM
   
Dancing In The Parking Lot - (6:47) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Natural Homeostasis - (6:56) 126 BPM
UV 044
19 Feb 18
Electro
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Heppy - (7:04) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stomping Ground - (5:33) 123 BPM
   
Unraveled Dreaming - (7:53) 122 BPM
   
Le Phoque - (5:46) 124 BPM
Review: Leipzig based producer Robert Panthera Krause follows up some great releases in 2017 on labels such as Riotvan, Step and Lobster Theremin with his second outing on local imprint Uncanny Valley - which follows up his well received Umami EP in 2016. All My Circuits Part I features four sunny, dusty and irresistable excursions into the deep. Starting out with the sun-kissed and uplifting jam "Heppy" featuring some flamenco- ish guitars, dusty broken rhythms and lush hypnotic pads - this one ticks all the right boxes. Next up "Stomping Ground" goes for a more straight-up lo-fi deep house vibe, where vintage drum computers go face to face with a chunky acidic bassline and jacking vocals on this right party starter. Elsewhere, "Le Phoque" saves the best for last on this pumping deep house number featuring a hypnotic marimba melody and a stomping swing fuelled beat.
UV 043
22 Jan 18
Funky/Club House
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Singlefinger Chord (original mix) - (5:14) 120 BPM
   
Cats On Organs - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Son Of GX - (6:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fun Block - (5:34) 120 BPM
   
Singlefinger Chord (Jacques Renault remix) - (5:23) 120 BPM
UV 042
30 Oct 17
Funky/Club House
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Level One - (2:29) 53 BPM
   
Game Over - (5:45) 101 BPM
   
Hit Fire To Respawn - (5:06) 69 BPM
   
Breakers Revenge (feat Sarah Stammburg & Max Rademann) - (5:49) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dance Dance Revolution - (5:54) 101 BPM
   
Odyssey - (3:15) 90 BPM
   
Insert Disk Two - (1:34) 60 BPM
   
One Zero One - (5:41) 61 BPM
   
King Of Monsters - (5:15) 80 BPM
   
Jungle Hunt - (5:05) 101 BPM
   
Quasar (live In Karl-Marx-Stadt) - (6:17) 101 BPM
   
The Last March - (3:00) 85 BPM
UVLP 05
27 Mar 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Level Msk - (6:47) 123 BPM
   
September Futuristic - (6:50) 132 BPM
   
Chords In Chorus - (5:45) 126 BPM
   
Pull Off - (4:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: ROTCIV, Ian Max Mauch
Review: For the first time in 2017, Martin Enke has decided to don the now familiar Lake People alias. Having built his reputation via a series of releases on Permanent Vacation - including 2015's solid full-length, Purposely Uncertain Field - Break The Pattern sees him transfer to Uncanny Valley. As you'd expect, there's much to enjoy throughout, from the rising and falling synths, shuffling drum machine beats and undulating acid lines of "September Futuristic", to the broken New Jersey house/Chicago acid fusion of "Chords In Chorus" and deep space shuffle of "Pull Off". Arguably best of all, though, is opener "Level Msk", a loose but floor-friendly workout full of restless organ riffs and early Orbital electronics.
UV 041
27 Feb 17
Deep House
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Oberla 8 - (7:10) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
707 Dubbing - (5:44) 123 BPM
   
Iv Box - (1:30) 120 BPM
   
Stalking Club - (5:29) 121 BPM
   
CV Cat - (5:58) 127 BPM
   
Dr Wozu - (4:14) 85 BPM
   
CVBMX - (5:59) 126 BPM
   
SH7 SHT - (4:05) 100 BPM
   
Droid Cv2XX - (4:05) 129 BPM
   
Lackporling - (8:45) 127 BPM
   
New Oberla - (3:46) 165 BPM
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
Review: Translated into English, the title of this album is 'this is how it is in the pine forest'. Maybe Uncanny Valley artist CVBox is referring to his physical surroundings in rural Germany, or he could be describing the recording process behind his debut album. If we assume he means the latter, then the title is a smart if somewhat obtuse explanation. Tracks like "Oberla 8" and "707 Dubbing" start with powerful, dub bass before introducing a hail of acid bleeps, while on "Iv Box", there are no beats, but a frosty ambient cloak lifts to reveal hypnosis-inducing electronic tones. "CV Cat" sees the German producer move towards the detuned trance of Mathew Jonson, but even here the approach is like being in the middle of a pine forest - covered from floor to sky by layer upon layer of multi-coloured textures.
UVLP 04
30 Jan 17
Techno
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The Happening - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
Holiday - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Goodbye - (5:03) 120 BPM
   
Thru The Eye - (5:18) 110 BPM
Review: Dresden native Jacob Korn has clearly decided that quality is preferable to quantity. Since 2014, he's really cut back on the number of EPs he's put out, with this simply titled four-tracker being his first release of any description for 18 months. Predictably, he barely puts a foot wrong, moving from the chunky grooves, alien melodies, dusty musical touches and pulsing loops of "The Happening", to the low-slung, disco-flecked mid-tempo deep house bump of "Thru The Eye". Along the way, pay close attention to the choppy, post-Soundstream edit-house swing of "Holiday", and the soaring, near-symphonic disco-house heaviness of "Goodbye", which is arguably the EP's most bombastic moment.
UV 039
19 Sep 16
Deep House
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Real Estate - (2:15) 101 BPM
   
Like - (4:23) 120 BPM
   
My Love For You - (2:16) 88 BPM
   
Harlem River Drive - (4:31) 120 BPM
   
Mitsubishi - (2:22) 111 BPM
   
We All Fly - (2:53) 85 BPM
   
Deep In My Soul - (4:27) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Every Time - (3:03) 83 BPM
   
Der Antanztrick - (4:32) 120 BPM
   
Outro - (1:12) 85 BPM
Review: With tongue firmly in cheek, Dresden's Robert "Cuthead" Arnold delivers his fifth album, Return Of The Sample Jesus. Like his other full-length outings for hometown label Uncanny Valley, the set joins the dots between his hip-hop beat-making past - he's long been known as a wizard with an MPC - and the hazy, swinging, off-kilter deep house sound he's been exploring over recent years. Able to spot killer samples and work them into fine tracks, Arnold is equally as adept to dropping Dilla-ish beat-scapes, Madlib style jazz workouts, and Moodymann inspired 4/4 grooves. Throw in a sprinkling of smoother, dreamier, bass-heavy cuts, and you've got an entertaining and absorbing LP.
UV 040
22 Aug 16
Deep House
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Trying To Hide But Then I Cried - (7:28) 122 BPM
   
If You Were Here - (5:54) 122 BPM
   
Ukulele Groove - (7:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
No More Love To Follow (feat Matthew Morris) - (8:05) 90 BPM
UV 038
20 Jun 16
Deep House
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TRM - (5:50) 122 BPM
   
Curse Of The Medusa - (7:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Voodoo Soup - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Snake Charmer - (6:09) 120 BPM
Review: The title of Alexander 'Credit 00' Dorn's latest release does him something of a disservice. While there is no doubt that the Uncanny Valley boss knows how to craft intoxicating rhythms, there is a lot more to his capabilities. "TRM" sees snappy drums and a tracky rhythm underpin swooning deep house synths, while on "Curse of the Medusa", an unnamed woman claims 'I gave you my heart' over hypnotic 90s techno filters. "Voodoo Soup", with its insistent kettle drums and dubbed out percussion, pushes the release towards the tool-style functionality, but as the bleep-heavy "Snake Charmer" demonstrates, it is clear that there is far more to this German producer than linear dance floor rhythms.
UV 037
23 May 16
Deep House
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Disaster - (7:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cash - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
Lifetime - (4:48) 116 BPM
   
Street - (2:52) 94 BPM
   
Never Look Back - (4:36) 120 BPM
Played by: Larse
Review: Over the past 12 months, Stefan "Chinaski" Haag has really hit his stride. First, there was a superb EP of rich, melodious, synthesizer-heavy compositions for Live At Robert Johnson, followed by a fine contribution to Uncanny Valley's fifth anniversary releases. Here he returns to the latter label with arguably his strongest collection to date. As usual, he fuses a variety of vintage influences - most obviously Italo-disco, early Chicago house, dreamy instrumental synth-pop and Detroit techno - to deliver hypnotic, life-affirming pieces with bristle with melodious intent. Highlights are plentiful, from the head-in-the-clouds bliss of pulsating opener "Disaster", and the John Carpenter creepiness of "Lifetime", to the Behaviour-era Pet Shop Boys melancholy of "Street" and "Never Look Back".
UV 035
18 Apr 16
Deep House
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Umami - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Howling For July - (6:38) 118 BPM
   
Z-Cuts - (6:25) 123 BPM
   
The Space Between Us - (7:42) 110 BPM
Review: It's some two years since Panthera Krause impressed with fine releases on Riotvan and Lobster Theremin. This time round, he's been tempted out of the wilderness by Dresden house misfits Uncanny Valley. In order to fit in with the label's anything-goes approach, the Leipzig-based producer has delivered a quartet of tracks that eccentrically blend a whirlwind of contrasting influences. There's the wonky, ultra-deep jazz-house drowsiness of "The Space Between Us", the punk-funk/dub disco/African thrills of "Howling For July", and the sweaty tech-jazz goes breakbeat madness of the superb "Z-Cuts". As for opener "Umami", it's a loose, rolling and deliciously positive slab of sublime deep house weirdness that benefits greatly for some heavy low-end pressure.
UV 036
22 Feb 16
Deep House
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Connection Lost - (8:32) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once And Dancing - (5:09) 119 BPM
   
Don't Give Up On Love (feat Sigrid Elliott) - (7:00) 106 BPM
   
I Enjoy Myself While I Am Here - (5:49) 118 BPM
UV 034
21 Dec 15
Deep House
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22 Hours (The Persuader remix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
   
Everlasting (Dorisburg remix) - (8:36) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mecca - (7:57) 122 BPM
   
Mecca (Jorel's Magic Touch) - (9:54) 120 BPM
Played by: Dubfire
Review: Sweden's Joel Alter went solo from studio partner Henrik Jonsson and released the brilliant album entitled "Heart" earlier in 2015 and it now gets the remix treatment. Fellow Swede Jesper Dahlback aka The Persuader gives "22 Hours" a deep and tripping remix, but still keeps Luvinsky Atche's powerful vocals intact. More of Alter's homeboys represent, with Genius Of Time's Dorisburg delivering a dark and acidic remix of "Everlasting". An original version from the album appears; "Mecca" is a techno epic reminiscent of Carl Craig with its dark dramatic melody supported by thumping tom drums and suspenseful strings.
UV 033
09 Nov 15
Funky/Club House
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Jacob Korn & San Soda - "The Music" - (5:54) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cuthead - "In Circles" - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
C Beams - "Beaming City" - (7:07) 122 BPM
   
Credit 00 - "Elsewhere Girl" - (4:42) 97 BPM
Played by: Giom
UV 030VAULT
12 Oct 15
Deep House
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Various
   
C Beams - "Thumbling" - (7:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cuthead - "The Sinner" - (5:45) 118 BPM
   
Projektname Unbekannt - "Dresden, Den 15.05.2005" - (4:52) 121 BPM
   
Sneaker - "You Think You Think" - (12:17) 121 BPM
   
Jacob Korn - "She" - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Jacob Stoy - "Redensart" - (10:06) 115 BPM
   
Scherbe - "Jardin Du Midi" - (6:02) 115 BPM
   
Sandrow M - "Prayervan" - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
Credit 00 - "Round N Round" - (5:14) 123 BPM
   
Break SL - "Atlantic Ocean Road" - (5:44) 118 BPM
   
CVBox & Micha Freier - "Blinking Lights" - (5:18) 123 BPM
   
Joel Alter - "Unsung Heroes" - (5:48) 123 BPM
   
Steve Kasper - "Helms Klamm" - (7:11) 124 BPM
   
Break SL - "Haisl Stieht" (feat Max Rademann, Jens Rosemann, Tiny & Silke Brandes) - (4:43) 109 BPM
UV 5YRS
12 Oct 15
Deep House
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Chinaski - "Angel Heart" - (8:50) 118 BPM
   
Derive - "Schicksalhafte Begegnung" - (5:46) 117 BPM
   
Panthera Krause - "Coochie" - (7:54) 123 BPM
   
Iron Curtis - "Ensuite" - (8:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: When it came to celebrating their first five years, Uncanny Valley decided to do things differently. So, alongside a retrospective (Five Years On Parole - What Happened), they've delivered an EP of previously unheard material from the archives (Five Years On Parole - Gems From The Vaults), and this selection of brand new cuts. There's naturally much to enjoy, with Chinaski and Panthera Krause both delivering wonderfully deep and dreamy analogue house workouts. There's something particularly impressive about Derive's krautrock, Kraftwerk and proto-techno inspired contribution - think modular synthesizers and pulsing drum machine rhythms - while Iron Curtis' "En Suite" is a clandestine acid jacker build around ragged 303 lines, metronomic percussion and trippy synthesizer motifs.
UV 030
12 Oct 15
Deep House
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Helms Klamm - (7:11) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Slofool (Ydee Dirtsocks Reset) - (6:42) 112 BPM
   
Good Old - (6:25) 127 BPM
   
Rooted (TRVE dub) - (5:15) 69 BPM
UV 032
14 Sep 15
Deep House
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Kuiper Belt Rose - (5:09) 120 BPM
   
Next Stop Hessdalen - (6:38) 121 BPM
   
Dream Controlling - (6:23) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Miss You Again - (5:06) 120 BPM
UV 031
03 Aug 15
Deep House
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Max Graef - "Tittenkuschler" - (4:43) 119 BPM
   
Cuthead - "Braziliance" - (5:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cuthead - "Oef Oef" - (2:42) 159 BPM
   
S3A - "Theuz Hamtaak" - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Moony Me - "Magergarten" - (7:05) 126 BPM
Review: Uncanny Valley's split, multi-artist EPs are usually amongst their strongest releases, and Give N Take is no exception. Put together by Cuthead, it features tracks from three of his favourite producers, plus two of his own. Max Graef kicks things off with the sleepy deep house jazz of "Tittenkuschler", while Parisian S3A impresses with the rising disco samples, sturdy grooves and minor key flourishes of "Theuz Hamtaak". Moony Me's contribution, the flashing Chicago bass, woozy chords and choppy disco samples of "Magergarten", is also rather good. As for Cuthead's contributions, they're predictably strong, with the samba-goes-boompty shuffle of "Braziliance" just edging out the deep-off-kilter downtempo MPC jam "Oef Oef" in the "best track" stakes.
UVGNT 01
13 Jul 15
Deep House
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THT SHT - (5:37) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hiccups - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Bacardi Beach House - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
Big Wheel - (5:15) 120 BPM
UV 028
22 Jun 15
Deep House
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Guru Guru Taoma - (5:24) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
365PS Cabrio - (4:12) 99 BPM
   
Haja Ok - (4:01) 68 BPM
   
Chicago Pizza - (3:20) 96 BPM
   
Terminal Shiva - (5:17) 94 BPM
   
Disco Streaming - (2:58) 89 BPM
   
7 Haken - (3:18) 87 BPM
UV 027
02 Jun 15
Deep House
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Bingoparty - (9:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
4 You - (5:05) 123 BPM
   
Blue Hours - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
Patternwirtschaft (drums) - (4:26) 116 BPM
   
Patternwirtschaft - (6:42) 116 BPM
UV 029
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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Broken Chord - (6:00) 117 BPM
   
22 Hours - (6:33) 120 BPM
   
Everlasting - (6:20) 122 BPM
   
Got It - (7:01) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Unsung Heroes - (5:48) 123 BPM
   
Out Of Bounds - (8:20) 126 BPM
   
Mecca - (8:00) 122 BPM
   
Measures Of Love - (5:20) 139 BPM
   
Everlasting (radio edit) - (3:44) 122 BPM
   
22 Hours (radio edit) - (3:27) 120 BPM
UVLP 03
09 Mar 15
Deep House
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Blinking Lights - (5:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Gate Way - (4:39) 117 BPM
   
Playwatch - (5:32) 126 BPM
   
XOXO - (4:38) 95 BPM
Review: CVBox teams up with likeminded producer Micha Freier for a gorgeously seductive deep house release. Favouring an introspective sound, the duo conjure up the kind of fantastically melodic, intricate tracks that are usually the preserve of Detroit producers like Patrice Scott or Keith Worthy. "Blinking Lights" sets the tone wonderfully with its swirling chords and understated drums, while "Bad Gate Way" is underscored with a pulsing electronic bass. It's the most dance floor-focused moment on the release and soon enough, the pair are navigating their way back to more refined sounds courtesy of the subtle percussive ticks of "Playwatch" and the immersive icy ambience of "XOXO".
UV 026
26 Jan 15
Techno
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Lake People - "Unexpected End Of Archive" - (8:11) 120 BPM
   
Philipp Triebel - "Unity" - (4:28) 122 BPM
   
RJ - "Leo" - (7:20) 113 BPM
   
RJ - "Nie" - (7:36) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Sahin Meyer
UV 025
15 Dec 14
Deep House
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Sandrow M - "Prayervan" (live version) - (6:09) 120 BPM
   
Jacob Korn - "Eieiei" - (7:54) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
UVAC 1
08 Dec 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lona - (4:17) 67 BPM
   
The Poncho - (3:35) 89 BPM
   
Painquilizer - (5:04) 86 BPM
   
Scissorhands - (2:54) 96 BPM
   
Jacques Cousteau - (4:34) 87 BPM
   
Rock My Soul - (6:13) 120 BPM
   
Rhythmus '78 - (4:29) 120 BPM
   
City Slicker - (3:39) 90 BPM
   
Hidden Track (feat Alibi) - (2:05) 95 BPM
   
VibraSkit - (0:45) 86 BPM
   
Karma Vision - (4:24) 84 BPM
   
Dallisan - (2:20) 92 BPM
   
Kingston Loudness War Champion 2009 - (3:42) 126 BPM
   
No Logic - (3:49) 91 BPM
   
All Night Long - (4:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Iron Lung - (4:02) 93 BPM
   
Skit - (1:03) 91 BPM
   
3 Chinesen Mitm Kontrabass - (4:16) 80 BPM
UVLP 02
13 Oct 14
Hip Hop/R&B
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OGM - (4:50) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
CFM - (4:52) 113 BPM
   
MKM - (5:07) 122 BPM
   
HIM - (5:06) 115 BPM
   
QFL - (5:27) 115 BPM
   
HHM - (3:04) 89 BPM
Review: Jacob Stoy's 2012 debut, Redenswart, marked him out as a producer to watch - a maker of atmospheric, off-kilter deep house music that eschewed genre staples in favour of far more intriguing and left-of-centre sounds. This belated follow-up is similarly impressive, delivering six varied cuts to move the head and the feet. There's much to admire, from the woozy synths, cute melodies and soft focus beats of "HIM" and wonky, lo-fi electronica of "HHM", to the intoxicated, Stereolab-goes-deep house swing of "CCFM" and decidedly creepy "OGM". The latter is impressively melancholic, with long, bittersweet chords and relentless cymbals riding rolling kick-drums and winding electronics.
UV 023
15 Sep 14
Deep House
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Poison Hillz - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Long Time No Sea - (5:16) 118 BPM
   
Mosqito Beach - (5:57) 118 BPM
   
Specimen - (5:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Andre Gardeja
Review: Recently signed up to the Uncanny Valley roster with the Jardin Du Midi EP, Dresden-based Scherbe fits right in with the skew-whiff styles of that curious corner of German house music, and so it continues unabated with this latest offering. "Poison Hillz" is a twitchy construction full of clanking found-sound percussion and errant synth lines, while "Long Time No Sea" hops and skips its way around a lean beat that opens up to allow wistful soul licks in without dropping the weird stick. "Mosquito Beach" does a fine job of working repetitive mantras into a loose-fit whole, and then "Specimen" rounds things off with a neat juxtaposition of grainy sample matter and slender rhythmic refinement.
UV 022
11 Aug 14
Deep House
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Eisladen - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Arzt Im Praktikum - (8:08) 120 BPM
   
Fahrt Durch Tal (feat Phillip Oertel) - (8:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kokosnuss - (5:02) 111 BPM
UV 024
14 Jul 14
Deep House
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Atlantic Ocean Road - (5:44) 118 BPM
   
FM4 Life - (5:30) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trocadero - (4:51) 122 BPM
   
MalstrAmm - (5:58) 122 BPM
Review: There's something pleasingly calming about this EP from Philpot regular turned Uncanny Valley contributor Sebastian Lohse. While the EP's most impressive moment is arguably the sparse but deliciously melodic "Malstroem" - think starburst electronics, woozy chords and tactile analogue grooves - for the most part Atlantic Ocean is a warm and immersive affair. There's something suitably glassy-eyed about the near Balearic chords and breezy melodies of "Atlantic Ocean Road", while "FM For Life" pairs jaunty, Detroit-influenced bass and rolling rhythms with picturesque melodies. As for the guitar-flecked "Trocadero", you'd be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful deep house track this year.
UV 021
02 Jun 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
RVDS & K'Alexi Shelby - "Art Of The Track" - (8:26) 129 BPM
   
Credit 00 - "Obsessed" - (5:49) 118 BPM
   
Optokoppler - "Function" (feat Ewa Smyk - Sneaker's 'My Puss' 7er Remodel) - (6:53) 126 BPM
   
CVBox - "2x4" - (4:45) 123 BPM
   
Jacob Korn - "Der Don" - (6:23) 120 BPM
   
Steve Kasper & Gotterkreis - "Puli Kali" (Rooted dub) - (4:43) 125 BPM
   
Lounge 44 - "Good4Soul" - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jacob Korn & Cuthead aka Kornhead - "Sur La Plage" - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
DC Production - "In Der Weltraumdiskothek" - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Scherbe - "Nuthin Wrong Here" - (6:02) 115 BPM
   
Sandrow M & K_Chico - "Space Dancer" - (5:24) 108 BPM
   
Filburt - "My Time" - (4:48)
UV 020
28 Mar 14
Deep House
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Maputo Jam - (5:05) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nautic Walking - (5:02) 123 BPM
   
Minerals - (5:27) 120 BPM
   
Everlasting Sunday - (3:07)
   
Hold On - (2:13)
   
Calculator Watch - (3:00)
   
Vice-Versa - (2:05)
   
Deep Shadows - (2:50) 116 BPM
   
Outro - (1:21)
Review: Uncanny Valley's resident beatsmith Cuthead delves even further into his love of low slung grooves with this fulsome album of soulful vignettes that make the perfect hip hop paced partner to the more housey output known on the label. It's not all slow-mo business as "Maputo Jam" attests with its peppy chops and swinging New Jersey funk, and in terms of sample-rich house loaded with imagination it's hard to picture anything sounding quite as heartfelt and captivating as this, but in the slower musings Cuthead shows off his breadth as a producer and comes up smelling of particularly addictive roses. Try listening to the title track and not feeling an immense sense of satisfaction, romance and groove all in one.
UV 019
15 Nov 13
Deep House
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Ice Cream - (5:25) 123 BPM
   
Round N Round - (5:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
East Of Nowhere - (6:50) 116 BPM
   
Red Wine - (5:19)
UV 018
14 Sep 13
Minimal/Tech House
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