17 Feb 11
01 Sep 17
BRS - "Bouncing" - (6:46) 120 BPM
Paradiso Rhythm - "Greetings & Salutations" - (4:48) 120 BPM
Ishmael X Medlar - "Tyning Batch" - (5:27) 120 BPM
KRL - "I Wanna Be With You" (Refix) - (6:53) 126 BPM
Review: In conjunction with the London based label celebrating its eighth birthday, Wolf Music return to the various artist format that sees them releasing forgotten gems and exclusive tracks from label mates. BRS' "Bouncing" was originally released back in 2000 on Sunshine Jones' Imperial Dub and is a firm favourite of the label for many years now. They see it as an opportunity to introduce it to a new generation of record buyers. Slovakia's Paradiso Rhythm self released "Greetings & Salutations" early in 2016 but Wolf have reissued it because it is, in their own words a 'killer record in every way.' Also of note: Ishmael & Medlar supply a collaboration recorded last year at the Red Bull studios and finally an updated version of KRL's "I Wanna Be With You" that was originally released on WOLFEP003.
24 Feb 14
Principles - (6:39) 121 BPM
Awd - (6:58) 120 BPM
Stirling (feat High Hopes) - (6:49) 106 BPM
Stirling (feat High Hopes - Damiano Von Erckert remix) - (4:23) 117 BPM
Review: Nicholas Church and Joseph Spencer's Casino Times collaboration makes its way onto Wolf Music for the first time with the four-track Wolf 23 EP. First up is the ravey, French house-influenced broken beat disco throwback "Principles", which leads into the rich sounding, piano sprinkled "AWD". Things become all the more low slung on the moody, rhode-driven "Stirling" featuring the Galchwer Lustwerk-esque vocals of High Hope, which Damiano von Erckert turns into a tribal, deep and dubby late night rhythm. A killer rework indeed.
05 May 17
Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: The latest release from the reliable Wolf Music camp features two previously unheard remixes of tracks from Casino Times' Familiar Circles full-length. Al Zanders does a stellar job reworking "Carlotta", in the process laying down a hypnotic, percussion rich deep house shuffler full of bright cowbell hits, sunset-friendly jazz guitar licks and bubbly electronic melodies. Then you'll find a more than pleasant surprise: a deep, dreamy and utterly beguiling drum & bass remix of "Oddity" from Smallville regular Moomin. Its expert combination of evocative musical elements and crispy, snare-driven D&B rhythms is reminiscent of the golden age of Bukem-style liquid D&B.
13 May 16
Intro - (0:39) 138 BPM
Piano Hype - (6:22) 122 BPM
Oddity - (3:56) 120 BPM
Carlotta - (6:00) 119 BPM
Love In Time - (4:26) 126 BPM
What (Miracle Beat) - (5:30) 121 BPM
Hope This Finds You Well (feat Desert Sound Colony) - (6:29) 121 BPM
Transit - (1:16) 108 BPM
Overcome - (7:39) 118 BPM
Foundations (End) - (7:01) 124 BPM
Review: Wolf Music doesn't release many albums, but when they do, the resulting set is invariably superb. Familiar Circles, Casino Times' long awaited first full length, is certainly quietly confident, with the British house duo delivering a range of hazy, evocative cuts shot through with a hazy sense of loved-up positivity. While breezy, Balearic deep house is their go-to sound - and there's much of that evident throughout - the album also includes nods to "Belfast"-era Orbital (the shuffling electro/deep house hybrid "Oddity"), early Funkineven (the jumpy, modern boogie bliss of "What (Miracle Beat)"), drowsy ambience ("Transit"), and early '90s style intelligent techno (the psychedelic electronics, ambient house melodies and fleeting acid lines of closer "Foundations (End)").
16 Mar 18
Theme 5 - (6:40) 120 BPM
Theme 6 - (6:16) 120 BPM
Theme 7 - (6:25) 120 BPM
Theme 8 - (5:52) 120 BPM
Played by: Askell (BORG LTD), The Dirty Madonna, Akio Imai, The Dirty Madonna (Fabio Sinatra), Meggy, Heizo Murakami
Review: The first volume in Frits Wentink's Two Bar House Music and Chord Stuff series won plenty of plaudits when Wolf Music slung it out last summer. Happily, the eccentric Dutch producer seems to have raised his game even further on this fine follow-up. Check, for example, deliciously trippy opener "Theme 5", where vocal snippets, organ riffs and sci-fi synth sounds are drenched in tape delay and wrapped around a skewed deep house groove, and the bolder, bass-heavy bustle of saucer-eyed peak-time wobbler "Theme 7". Elsewhere, he combines the dreamy dustiness of Mood Hut style deep house with the cheeriness of Italian piano house on "Theme 8" and gets locked into a soulful, deep and bass-heavy vibe on the similarly impeccable "Theme 6".
04 Dec 15
Blaise Montoya (feat Loes Jongerling) - (8:00) 124 BPM
Hummel - (5:42) 124 BPM
Etna Deline - (5:26) 118 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, Pezzner, Majora, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Nachtbraker, Black Loops, UN*DEUX
Review: Wolf Music continues to evolve as a label, with recent releases showcasing a much more mature, dustier and quietly soulful feel than some of their earlier outings. Certainly, there was a smoky, jazz-flecked vibe to Medlar's recent 12", and this EP from regular contributor Frits Wentink is suitably fuzzy, glitchy and groovy. Opener "Blaise Montoya" sets the tone, with watery riffs, grainy jazz samples and bluesy vocal samples riding an undulating, US-garage influenced groove. There's a similar, if chunkier, feel to "Hummel", while "Etna Devine" goes further into left-of-centre, jazz-influenced deep house territory. Like the EP's other tracks, it feels a little more inventive and out-there than your average deep house jam.
22 Sep 17
Theme 01 - (5:56) 120 BPM
Theme 02 - (4:48) 115 BPM
Theme 03 - (4:50) 120 BPM
Theme 04 - (6:03) 120 BPM
Played by: Dave Harvey - Futureboogie, Crackazat, Juno Recommends Deep House, Jakobin & Domino, Nachtbraker, Akio Imai, The Dirty Madonna (Fabio Sinatra), Heizo Murakami
Review: First in a three part series by Dutch producer Frits Wentink, presented in a hand stamped picture sleeve. Wentink has been one of The Netherlands' most steady artists since his first release in 2012. As the head honcho of both Will & Ink and Bobby Donny, he is known for pushing quality house music. Starting off with with the neon-lit late night groove of "Theme 01", the slo-mo boogie down groove of "Theme 02" is equally impressive and had us reminiscing of classic Metro Area. "Theme 03" is the EP's most straight up moment: this kind of dusty deep house with sexy retro synths and sleek vox samples are right up our street. "Theme 04" is a woozy and disjointed groove, with its broken beats and skittering melodies getting and inventive groove on: that's for sure.
25 Apr 16
Nevertheless (club edit) - (5:47) 123 BPM
In Addition (club edit) - (5:58) 120 BPM
Rarely Pure, Never Simple (club edit) - (5:54) 120 BPM
Played by: Kisk
Review: London young guns Wolf Music are still at it, pursuing their love of new wave deep house sounds and they're still doing good, we must say. They've drafted current scene favourite Frits Wentik with a little help from fellow Dutchman Loes Jongerling for Rarely Pure Never Simple (Club Edits). First up is "Nevertheless" which is Berlin style dusty/hip-hop inspired deepness in the vein of Glenn Astro and Max Graef. The vibe continues on "In Addition (Club Edit)" which adds a bit of emotive and soulful synth work reminiscent of classic Larry Heard into the mix. Finally the title track gets all reduced and dubby on us, galloping away in subterranean and mysterious fashion but those Rhodes keys and sexy vocal loop on top are a worthy addition.
10 Dec 12
Pick N Roll - (7:07) 118 BPM
Tisno - (5:53) 117 BPM
Sweat (James Welsh remix) - (5:07) 115 BPM
Tesla (dub refix) - (6:32) 121 BPM
23 Jun 12
Give It To Me Slow (San Soda remix) - (7:03) 119 BPM
Give It To Me Slow - (6:09) 117 BPM
Tief - (8:45) 117 BPM
Give It To Me Slow (Session Victim remix) - (6:00) 119 BPM
Give It To Me Slow (Casino Times remix) - (6:00) 116 BPM
Give It To Me Slow (dub - digital exclusive) - (6:42) 117 BPM
09 Jun 14
Get Up For The Beat Down - (2:36) 104 BPM
Night Soldier (feat Sophie Brown) - (3:31)
Give Up (Never Gonna) (feat Sophie Brown) - (4:27) 122 BPM
Shape Your Mind - (4:18) 122 BPM
Cream (feat KRL) - (4:39) 114 BPM
Straight Billin' (feat KRL) - (5:33) 118 BPM
Visions (feat Sophie Brown) - (5:12) 120 BPM
Intermission - (0:41) 120 BPM
TIEF - (7:23) 119 BPM
17 Hours (feat Schoolbell) - (7:14) 119 BPM
Fear (One For Pepe) - (5:20) 122 BPM
Overload 101 - (3:38)
End Game (feat Kishon Khan) - (5:25) 105 BPM
Visions (continuous mix) - (45:25) 120 BPM
Played by: Aashton, BRISA, Mike O'Mara, Reagan Grey, Jad & The, Dairmount (Room With A View), Juno Recommends Deep House, GREYMATTER, Erik Rug
Review: Graham 'Greymatter' Luckhurst has always been tricky to pin down. Initially inspired by soul, hip-hop and broken beat, his 2010 debut album Mind Over Matter joined the dots between those genres, garage and left-of-centre house. Having spent the last few years dropping quirky deep house floor fillers for Wolf Music, he returns to the London imprint with his sophomore set. Visions is an intriguing and entertaining set that's typically hard to categorize. While it has analogue deep house at its' core (as displayed via collaborations with Sophie Brown, Medlar and KRL), there are distinct nods to jazz, wonky downtempo electronica, and twisted, out-there acid.
14 Oct 13
Straight Billin' - (6:16) 118 BPM
A World Without Love - (6:50) 120 BPM
Mesh (feat Emma Brammer) - (7:00) 116 BPM
Straight Billin' (Medlar remix) - (6:59) 119 BPM
Mesh (feat Emma Brammer - alternative mix) - (6:49) 116 BPM
Review: As Wolf Music reach their 20th release it seems quite fitting that three names synonymous with the London label pretty much since its inception should feature. Greymatter, KRL and Medlar have been collectively responsible for some of Wolf Music's most memorable releases and together here offer an excellent demonstration of their production prowess. This is largely a Greymatter & KRL affair with the duo combining on three of crisp London house manoeuvres that commence on a MCDE gone garage tip with the excellent "Straight Billin" - all about the ruff drum break and shuddering bassline here. "A World Without Love" features vocals prominently too but there's a touch of classic Carl Craig to this cut that demonstrates the duo's production versatility. "Mesh" meanwhile sees Greymatter & KRL trade in sampled vocals for the real thing with a soul tingled turn from Emma Brammer whilst Medlar cranks up the expectation for his forthcoming LP with a wonderful rework of "Straight Billin".
20 Aug 11
Greymatter - "Tesla" - (6:49) 120 BPM
KRL - "Chase" - (6:57) 118 BPM
Chicago Damn - "If I Could" - (5:08) 120 BPM
Played by: Frits Wentink
06 Dec 13
Greymatter - "Give Up (Never Gonna)" (feat Sophie Brown) - (6:33) 122 BPM
KRL - "The Game" (feat Sarah Blake) - (5:59) 121 BPM
Homeboy - "Spacelift" - (6:51) 118 BPM
Ishmael - "Lumo" - (5:21) 115 BPM
James Welsh - "Sleepless In The Saddle" - (7:48) 119 BPM
Review: Wolf Music has enjoyed another solid year, and here rounds of 2013 with another strong package. Greymatter kicks things off with "Give Up (Never Gonna)", a perfectly pitched chunk of sparse deepness with hints of smoky late night soul (thanks largely to some warm chords and a cut-up vocal from Sophie Brown). KRL's "The Game" works loops and filters hard, delivering an off-kilter take on sample-heavy house that sounds a little like Andres, while Homeboy's "Spacelift" is pleasingly melodic and intoxicating, with the added bonus of a suitably heavy analogue bassline. Ishmael's "Lumo" sparkles with glistening synths and touchy-feely grooves, while James Welsh employs some clattering snares and sparse melodies on the powder house-included "Sleepless in the Saddle".
10 Mar 17
Down Up - (4:06) 125 BPM
Grigio - (6:07) 120 BPM
Represent Right Here - (1:15) 156 BPM
Parashutes (feat Hade) - (9:56) 103 BPM
Review: Cologne's Hodini has appeared previously on local imprint AVA, as well as Berlin's Money $ex and Toytonics. On his new one for London's Wolf Music (his second for the label since his remix for Mr. Fries last year), he goes for a raw and jackin' house vibe that's dust covered and hypnotic and sits somewhere between the raw sampledelic cyclicality of Motor City Drum Ensemble's Raw Cuts Series and classic DJ Sneak style disco-cut ups. He starts with the funky "Down Up" and the lo-slung "Grigio" respectively. Then it's a much more chill affair, with the blunted hip-hop flavour of "Represent Right Here" which calls to mind his work on the aforementioned label of Max Graef & Glenn Astro. Finally "Parashutes" features a bit of help from Hade on this smooth and soulful nu-disco jam that's aimed squarely at summertime open air dancefloors.
12 Dec 14
Conquered Enemies - (5:36) 117 BPM
Time & Time - (5:43) 120 BPM
Back To The Masses - (5:38) 116 BPM
Conquered Enemies (Greymatter remix) - (4:58) 120 BPM
Played by: Secret Reels, Juno Recommends Deep House, Steve Bug, DISCO B (LATE NIGHT SESSIONS), Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Jaymz Nylon, Night Noise
Review: No 27 in the Wolf Music discography sees the Lupine London label look to the Lowlands (try saying that five times in a row) and introduce their network to the talents of Dutch duo Homework. As Homework, Amsterdam-based Tom Waist and Zip Stolk have racked up a clutch of releases for Shir Khan's Exploited label over the past four years and their brand of classicist Chicago house is most definitely high grade Wolf material. It's hard to describe the three Homework cuts here as anything other than luscious with "Time & Time" a definite highlight thanks to the vocal sample flip. Includes a rather dusty remix from Wolf Music regular Greymatter.
17 Oct 16
Paradiso - (6:02) 117 BPM
No Look For Trouble - (6:58) 119 BPM
Midday At Sudek's - (4:29) 116 BPM
With River At The Lounge - (7:29) 116 BPM
Played by: Samoil Radinski, Dave Harvey - Futureboogie, Juno Recommends Deep House, VanDoorn, Jakobin & Domino, Nachtbraker, Melon Bomb
Review: Hubert Clarke Jr's debut EP, a very limited 12" on 100% Silk released in February 2016, marked him out as a talent to watch. Happily, this follow-up, which sees him pop up on British deep house imprint Wolf Music, is equally as impressive. The Sydney-based producer begins with the jazzy piano riffs, tumbling analogue bass and bustling deep house drums of "Paradiso", before moving further towards classic U.S deep house territory on the warm and toasty "No Look For Trouble". The loose, rich and jazzy "Midday at Sudek's" sounds like the kind of organic deep house fare that\s regularly championed by Rhythm Section International, while "With River At The Lounge" adds a little synth-boogie swing to Clarke's hazy deep house template.
10 Nov 14
Dejong - (7:20) 115 BPM
Takoma - (5:30) 120 BPM
Ashbury Roll - (5:26) 118 BPM
Takoma (Medlar remix) - (7:13) 117 BPM
Review: The sweet soul sound of the Wolf Music stable continues to course its way through producers new and old, and this time vocalist Ishmael is getting a whole release to himself after a few spots on the various artist EPs the label is prone to. There's a decent spread of moods here, with "Dejong" starting things off smooth and steady with its gentle Rhodes chords, before "Takoma" brings a more feisty kind of synth stab to bear on this late night heater. "Ashbury Roll" gets into a jazzy headspace with its choice keys and shuffling drums, and then Medlar steps up for a remix of "Takoma" that rains an embarrassment of boogie riches down upon the track.
22 Aug 16
Mercy, Mercy Me - (6:18) 120 BPM
Doldrums - (5:33) 125 BPM
Matilde - (4:44) 122 BPM
Doldrums (SoulPhiction dub mix) - (6:07) 125 BPM
Doldrums (SoulPhiction Burnin' remix) - (6:39) 122 BPM
Played by: Djuma Soundsystem
Review: Bristol house type Ishmael got his debut on Wolf Music some three years ago, sharing space with Bicep, Medlar and Casino Times on one of the label's trademark split 12"s and not looking out of place one iota. He's since gone on to contribute several further 12"s to the Wolf cause as well as align with the similarly-minded Church with whom his debut LP, Sometime In Space, was released earlier this year. This new 12" for Wolf picks up where that LP left off as Ishmael runs through deep burnt gospel house ("Mercy, Mercy, Me"), heat-treated vibers ("Doldrums") and buff MCDE-style piano tinklers ("Matilde"). The mighty Soulphiction pops up to lend his own brand of shuffling percussive house class on a closing remix of "Doldrums."
07 Jan 13
James Welsh - "Nowt" (Ron Basejam mix - pt 1) - (7:12) 110 BPM
Squarehead, Mella Dee - "Get Together" - (7:22) 126 BPM
Waze & Odyssey - "Feel My Voices" - (6:20) 122 BPM
Terrence Pearce - "Joice" - (7:08) 120 BPM
Played by: Lee Daley : Nordic Trax/ContentMCR, Ya Dun Know, Superbreak, Chris Coco, SW, Juno Recommends Deep House, Chris Coco, Freddy Love, Tura, Sccucci Manucci, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Shox, Tee Circus, Groove Armada, Jack Fell Down, Scuola Furano, Jakobin & Domino, Michel De Hey
Review: Arriving at a fifteenth release in little more than three years is no mean feat, and the Wolf Music crew have retained a standard of quality throughout that a few other labels could learn from. Once again switching the emphasis from artist release to a quartet of contributors, WOLF 15 opens with a killer Ron Basejam refix of recent Wolf anthem "Nowt" by James Welsh. Originally a louche slice of beatdown, "Nowt" stays at an even tempo in the hands of the Crazy P artist though there are all new levels of seductive funk added. Complementing this are three label debuts of varying style but equal quality, with Squarehead & Mella Dee (one half of Mista Men no less) opting for a brazen concoction of ruffed up garage rhythms and deep house emotions on "Get Together". Next up, breakout house duo Waze & Odyssey add Wolf to their growing CV with the effervescent cut up house rowdiness of "Feel My Voices" whilst South African producer Terrence Pearce might just steal our affections with the skippy, smudged delights of "Magic".
01 Feb 16
Kinda Man (Intro) - (1:45) 103 BPM
Manchester Beat - (5:48) 122 BPM
You Brought Me - (5:59) 121 BPM
Crushin' (Skit) - (0:26) 115 BPM
Tell Me Why - (6:29) 118 BPM
So Far (feat Janine Small) - (6:05) 118 BPM
261 (Outro) - (1:53) 95 BPM
Review: KRL's latest release - his first since 2013, coincidentally - is not so much an EP as a mini-album. Featuring a trio of hazy, quick fix interludes and a quartet of dancefloor-friendly house jams, WOLFEP032 sees the Wolf Music regular in fine form. "Manchester Beat" is a loose, oven-fresh groover built around looped, warehouse-friendly riffs, Lone style electronics and cut-up hip-hop vocal samples, while "You Roll Me" continues the late night, old skool vibe by way of gospel vocal snatches, bold chords and Balearic synthesizer flourishes. KRL joins forces with vocalist Janine Small on the tactile, groovy and luscious "So Far", but it's the retro-futurist pianos and classic US garage bump of "Tell Me Why" that really steals the show.
01 Jul 16
Tide In - (6:50) 120 BPM
Channel - (4:21) 119 BPM
Pelagos - (7:23) 123 BPM
Tide Out - (6:19) 125 BPM
Played by: Dave Harvey - Futureboogie, Kraak & Smaak, J.Morrison, Alkalino, BACHGENAUR, Juno Recommends Deep House, TROBAR, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Soultronic, Jakobin & Domino, Sumerian, Akio Imai, & my mother say
Review: Having previously plied their trade on ManMakeMusic, Christian Piers and Leon Vynehall have been persuaded to bring their Laszlo Dancehall project to Wolf Music. Happily, this first collaborative effort since the tail end of 2013 is every bit as essential as its' three predecessors. They begin with the baggy deep house grooves, stretched-out chords and bustling bass of the hypnotic "Tide In", before adding booming sub-bass and twinkling keys to the jazzy, Andres style swing of "Channel". "Pelagos" is a little bolder percussively, but still revolves around organic, jammed-out keys (not to mention some subtle disco drum samples), while "Tide Out" offers a thrilling, everything-but-the-kitchen sink take on the EP's opening track.
28 Jan 13
The Sun - (4:43) 116 BPM
Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Mix) - (6:11) 119 BPM
Knockard Pearl - (7:04) 115 BPM
Govern - (6:13) 115 BPM
Played by: Lee Daley : Nordic Trax/ContentMCR, Adam B (Homegrown Music), Valique, Chris Coco, SW, Mike O'Mara, Hot Toddy, Alkalino, Roberto Rodriguez, Society, Sccucci Manucci, TOM (SHUR-I-KAN) SZIRTES, Rundom Uolk, Joseph Terruel, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Rivet, Detroit Swindle, Gullfisk, Resident Advisor, Grass Green, Jakobin & Domino, Kyodai, Felipe Le Conteè
Review: Medlar, who also produces as Klic, drops his first solo EP for London imprint Wolf Recordings. Lush chords and woozy rhodes partner up with "uh-huh" vocal snippets and tribal percussion in "The Sun". James Brown "uh's" and basic synth progressions make up "Knockard Pearl", which receives a stellar Detroit Swindle remix of bolstered stabs that verge on rave. "Govern" lowers the BPM for a shuffled groove, maintaining the lo-fi brilliance of the rest of the EP. A secret weapon for the transitional DJ.
23 Oct 15
Loon - (6:57) 116 BPM
Paradise - (6:52) 118 BPM
Dawn Chorus - (8:25) 115 BPM
Angel Race - (7:36) 118 BPM
Review: It's been two years since the release of Medlar's excellent debut album, Sleep. He's been relatively quiet since - an EP of 12" versions of album tracks and a collaboration with Dan Shake on Delusions of Grandeur notwithstanding - so this all-new four-tracker for Wolf Music is a timely release. Predictably, it's rather good, with Medlar moving further towards the jazzier end of the deep house spectrum in a similar vein to recent releases on Rhythm Section International. Highlights are plentiful, from the extended, beatless build up and twinkling pianos of "Dawn Chorus", and the Mood Hut style, ambient-influenced new age house revivalism of "Paradise", to the military drums and analogue electronics of "Loon". Best of all, though, is the sticky, humid, off-kilter jazz wig-out "Angel Race".
03 Nov 17
Cascinari - (5:28) 118 BPM
Nisantasi - (6:01) 118 BPM
Priet - (6:15) 118 BPM
Queen Of Tacos (feat Chris) - (5:35) 122 BPM
Played by: Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, The Dirty Madonna, Akio Imai, The Dirty Madonna (Fabio Sinatra), Heizo Murakami
Review: Having spent the last 12 months sharpening his disco credentials via a variety of re-edit EPs and sample-heavy "secret weapons", Medlar is back on Wolf doing what he does best. In this case, that means sparse, drum machine driven electro/proto house fusion ("Cascinari"), delay-heavy, stripped-back analogue house blessed with dreamy chords and grime style lo-fi synth-strings ("Nisantasi") and Ruf Dug style dancefloor sweetness seemingly created using forgotten old synthesizers, dusty drum machines and a solitary TB-303 ("Priet"). Excitingly, the EP's final track - a bustling fusion of beatbox electro rhythms, layered breakbeats, heavy bass and yearning chords - is a studio hook-up with similarly well-regarded producer FYI Chris.
23 Apr 12
21 Mar 16
Get Together - (5:51) 121 BPM
2poor4change - (4:51) 113 BPM
2poor4change (Hodini remix) - (3:10) 116 BPM
Get Together (Space BE Awkward mix) - (6:48) 121 BPM
Played by: Kraak & Smaak, Juno Recommends Deep House, Weedyman, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, MANIK, The Dirty Madonna, Akio Imai, The Dirty Madonna (Fabio Sinatra)
Review: The story of how this record on Wolf Music came to be is a shining beacon of how the underground works at its finest. Booked to play Dortmund venue Oma Doris last year, the Wolf lads were handed a CD of demos from young resident DJ Mr Fries which had them very impressed. Soon after label and artist shook hands, and now Mr Fries becomes Wolf Music's Dortmund correspondent with this blissful 5 track EP. The young German is a fine fit for the Wolf cause, brandishing a deep take on house that's got just the right amount of dust and plenty of soul in the samples used. We'd wager Mr Fries was signed up on the strength of lead track "Get Together" alone! Money $ex Records alumnus Hodini and long-time Wolf affiliate Garth BE provide extra sweetness on remix duties.
02 Oct 17
Justafan - (5:16) 124 BPM
Errrrmwhat?! - (1:43) 95 BPM
Anotherbeer - (5:56) 124 BPM
Stokeyvibesssss - (1:28) 142 BPM
Indarkdayz (feat Pete De Haan) - (6:16) 118 BPM
Stokeyvibesssss (LABAT remix) - (6:39) 119 BPM
Played by: Superbreak, Crackazat, Hot Toddy, Alkalino, Spilt Milk, Juno Recommends Deep House, Akio Imai, The Dirty Madonna (Fabio Sinatra), & my mother say, Larse, Heizo Murakami, Melon Bomb
Review: Dortmund producer Mr Fries was signed to Wolf Music after handing over a CD of demos at a gig. He subsequently made his first appearance on the established deep house label in February 2016. This belated follow-up is packed full of hazy, club-ready treats, from the sample-heavy deep house jazziness of "Justafan" and Moonrise Hill Material style dancefloor warmth of "Anotherbeer", to the jazz-funk influenced slickness of "Indarkdayz (feat Pete De Haan)", where snaking saxophone solos wrap themselves around a wonderfully tactile groove. Throw in a couple of head-nodding interludes (one of which is also turned into a chunk of glitchy deep house by Lab AKA Labat), and you have another essential EP from the talented German youngster.
16 Dec 16
Jam For Muhammad - (6:06) 121 BPM
Witches - (3:33) 113 BPM
Butter Chicken (DemoCrazy) - (6:14) 116 BPM
We Need To Talk - (4:49) 123 BPM
Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: Despite only having a handful of releases to his name, Neue Grafik has earned a reputation for being one of France's most talented beat makers. This EP for Wolf Music follows largely inspired outings for Beat X Changers and Sampling As An Art, and once again sees him blur the boundaries between deep house, hip-hop, jazz, and 21st century boogie-soul. There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the frenetic drum machine hits, hip-hop vocal samples, jazzy synth bass and jammed-out keys of "Jam For Muhammad", to the woozy, off-kilter deep house swing of "Butter Chicken (DemoCrazy)" and humid, lo-fi dancefloor strut of "We Need To Talk". Best of all, though, is "Witches", a sumptuously soulful, Floating Points style shuffler containing the impeccable vocals of Wayne Snow.
21 Apr 14
Heartbeating (Heavenly mix) - (5:13) 128 BPM
She Knows (That Love Hurts) - (6:12) 123 BPM
Heartbeating (dub mix) - (5:34) 127 BPM
Review: Wolf Music turn 25 and pull out something approaching a curveball in handing a label debut to Ossie. Known best for his work on Hyperdub, putting Ossie together with Wolf Music isn't an equation most people would make, but if you've caught the Londoner DJ you'll know he's super tight at mixing and plays plenty of classic house. Indeed it's nice to see Ossie back on the solo flex, having recently been focused on the Black Orange Juice project with vocalists Tilz and Paul Black. Perhaps that time spent working with others has given Ossie a new sense of confidence as the four tracks here are some of his best work so far. The title track shows off Ossie's innate knowledge of the skip and bounce that characterises UK garage whilst there's something almost '90s Armand Van Helden about the heavy disco influenced house of highlight "Forever".
16 Jun 10
21 Jul 17
Here I Am - (5:52) 122 BPM
Freshly Squeezed - (6:11) 120 BPM
One Way Ticket - (7:09) 120 BPM
Flip The Script - (5:36) 118 BPM
Review: David Cabanne (no, another one!) is based in Bordeaux, France. The young producer has released for Waxtefacts Records and Khasia Hills Records previously but now for Brighton based house heroes Wolf Music. First, we have the dusty and disco-fied deepness of "Here I Am" and "Freshly Squeezed" respectively which utilise rusty and skittering old drumcomputer patterns with tastefully borrowed diva vocal samples to stunning effect. Then, the solemn and emotive "Flip The Script" closes out this fine little EP out in style.
26 Apr 10
17 Jun 13
Session Victim - "Random Blues" - (6:22) 120 BPM
Medlar - "Carry It" - (4:32) 115 BPM
Squarehead - "Be Without" - (6:33) 124 BPM
Ishmael - "Au Juju" - (5:58) 120 BPM
Played by: OFF THE CUFF, Art Of Tones, Mike O'Mara, Alkalino, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Tom (Shur-I-Kan) Szirtes, Struboskop, Rundom Uolk, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Grass Green, Reed & Radley, Voodoo Whiskey, Ben Pearce, Jules Etienne J.E.E.P., Kim Brown
Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Wolf Music's now notorious split EPs, namely high grade deep, often '90s US garage-influenced house. This instalment is no different, and delivers a quartet of tasty morsels. Session Victim open proceedings with the hypnotic, bluesy, disco-tinged late night hustle of "Random Blues", before Medlar gets out the bongo-laden disco percussion, rolling grooves and atmospheric keys on "Carry It". Squarehead's "Be Without" offers some wide-eyed US garage revivalism in a contemporary context (think classic diva vocal samples, warm keys and skippy, Basement Boys-influenced beats), while Ishmael utilizes some sparkling chords and deeper grooves on the excellent "Au Juju".
06 Jul 10
17 Aug 15
Heaven - (6:35) 122 BPM
Hold Me In Your Arms - (8:09) 118 BPM
Heaven (K98 remix) - (8:16) 127 BPM
Played by: Jay Hansell, Titeknots, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, TROBAR, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, ABC Music, Alioscia mele
Review: Current darlings of the deep house Wolf Music continue on with what they do best on these three reliable dancefloor fillers courtesy of Bristol's Thrilogy. First up "Heaven" and its uplifting piano roll complete with jazz vocals and a pumping swing fuelled beat does the business quite well. Next we've got "Hold Me In Your Arms" which takes things deeper, with sultry female backing vocals and rolling bassline.. But the uplifting piano roll remains; don't worry! Lastly the K 98 remix of "heaven" injects some serious stomp and tempo into the track that tears through the speakers with its hard house intensity.
15 Aug 12
M62 (feat Terri Walker) - (6:31) 118 BPM
Nowt - (8:21)
Zippyshare - (6:16) 118 BPM
M62 (feat Terri Walker - Medlar remix) - (5:36) 117 BPM
25 Jul 13
Played by: Flapjackers, Art Of Tones, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Sccucci Manucci, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Jack Fell Down, Ed Nine, Josh Caffe
Review: Dutchman Fritz Wentik has steadily built up a following over the last few years with a slew of acclaimed releases, largely on the Triphouse label. Here he looks set to raise his game considerably via a hook up with Wolf Music. Boasting an unexplained murine theme, the EP contains three infectious housey shakers with no cheese in sight! "Mouse" is a snappy duel between a soulful male vocal sample and retro organ melodies, "Mice" is more sensual and lithe with plenty of glistening synth work and finally "Mices" evokes memories of early '90s New York clubs like Sound Factory.
31 Mar 14
Goose - (6:26) 120 BPM
Geese - (5:59) 118 BPM
Geeses - (5:59) 118 BPM
Geeses (Ishmael remix) - (5:42) 117 BPM
Played by: Chris Massey, Art Of Tones, Lee Fraged, Roberto Rodriguez, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Tom Taylor, Newbie Nerdz
Review: While he's hardly a newcomer - his first release on Holland's Triphouse dropped at the tail end of 2012 - there's still something fresh and exciting about the booming, bass-heavy productions of Dutch 20-something Frits Wentink. All three of the original tracks here are undeniably sparse, offering dubbed-out, delay-laden takes on stripped-back US house, with sub-heavy basslines and cut-up vocal samples providing the obligatory contemporary twist. The wonky, acid-flecked "Goose" is probably the pick of the trio, though the quirky, twisting "Geeses" is not far behind. There's also a remix of the latter track from Wolf regular Ishmael, who effortlessly blends Wentink's bass-heavy rhythms with his own starbust synths and subtle nu-disco influences.
17 Apr 15
There Now (feat Loes Jongerling) - (2:26) 74 BPM
The Excitement Happens At Page 320 - (4:03) 123 BPM
Writs Fentink - (1:09) 108 BPM
Rarely Pure, Never Simple (feat Loes Jongerling) - (3:03) 87 BPM
Glints - (5:54) 120 BPM
Nevertheless (feat Loes Jongerling) - (3:47) 132 BPM
The Circus - (4:18) 120 BPM
Contempt (feat Loes Jongerling) - (2:45) 120 BPM
Words To Fit - (1:41) 97 BPM
Everybody Knows - (5:40) 120 BPM
In Addition (feat Loes Jongerling) - (2:05) 134 BPM
They Say - (0:53) 133 BPM
A Fistful Of Sun - (4:02) 119 BPM
Played by: Kraak & Smaak, Arsenii, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Nachtbraker, Matthew Herbert, Frits Wentink
Review: It's no surprise to see Amsterdam man Fritz Wentink issuing his debut album through Wolf Music, as the London label have been staunch supporters of his work with two 12" contributions over the past two years. The wonderfully named Rarely Pure, Never Simple adds to Wolf Music's growing artist album profile following long players from main men Medlar and Greymatter and further develops the all encompassing production style Wentink has displayed so eloquently for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings and others. He seems most impressive on the more downbeat tracks done in collaboration with Loes Jongerling who possesses a quite astounding vocal delivery, though those craving some proper house will totally dig on cuts like "The Excitement Happens At Page 320".