TEX BATES – EGP EP (Limited Exclusive Promo Codes Inside!)

Label XRCST is proud to present our new ep from Cologne based producer Tex Bates (MOSHItaka, XRCST).

Following up 2014’s well received Adenekan EP, Tex Bates returns with his second release on label XRCST. EGP EP delivers 4 deep dubby tracks where in EGP1 alongside the hypnotic pads and sun-kissed jazzy trumpet it is the chunky bass that creates a nicely balanced contrast. The Science Fiction Club’s remix of the track Ease is a brilliantly done lifting dub techno journey. EGP2 is the shorter version of EGP1 without jazzy trumpet. And closing up with track Ease which is made in the typical Tex Bates’s deep dubby house style – chunky bass with well balanced deep dub techno soundscapes.

Funky Jeff – Chain reaction tribute mix

Life films us exactly. Our experience of it, though, lies beyond images and descriptions. Emotions, coming in irrational flashes, are non-figurable. We lose our little connection to them very quickly. We look for forms with this in mind : so they can take us to meet the subconscious. Chain reaction was a sublabel of Basic Channel founded in 1995. Peter Kuschnereit aka Substance, René Löwe aka Vainqueur, Torsten Pröfrock aka Various artists and Resilent, Andy Mellwig, Thomas Köner aka Porter Ricks, Gerhard Behles, Robert Henke, Torsten Pröfrock aka Monolake formed some of the artists of the now defunkt label.

Chain reactions is a mix tribute to the label / 1995-2003, it is influenced by glitch techno, dub and ambient. Sounds of CR are captured within tiny fragments of time and then within one’s mindspace. I think it’s important to play this mix on a decent system so you can really hear and feel the interactions between the delays, the warm basslines and the soundscapes that surrounds them.

Various Artists – Etui Winter Camp 4

We are kicking off the label’s 20th anniversary with the 4th installment of our Etui Winter Camp series. The compilation includes 11 tracks by new and old artists from all over Europe.

Dresden based film sound artist Bony Stoev and Submoon open the 4th edition of Etui Winter Camp with heart warming ambient tracks.

!nertia – CeroCeroCero [Full Album]

!nertia is a sonic artist who pushes the boundaries of sound. His work explores the motion of sound through an instinctive way of working: he makes field recordings and then he extracts movement out of these natural sounds. Afterwards, he combines these sounds into live electronic music through the journey of inertia, creating a smooth and organic blend, fusing two different worlds into one.

This unique approach results into emotional and hypnotic art works, which mutate into performances to experience his narrative sound in diverse multisensorial ways. !nertia‘s live electronic performances have different shapes like art exhibitions and sound installations. Besides that, !nertia often collaborates with artists from different disciplines like graphic designers, fine artists, tattoo artists, musicians and composers.

Enjoy the ride!

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Irammm – Les Deserts D’Irammm

Irammm is a new alias from an artist who lands on the Shaded Explorations label with a full length entitled ‘Les Deserts D’Irammm’. The idea behind this new album is to invite you into the archives of Irammm. It is “a kind of a testimony of the life over here, alone in the desert, maybe buried, struggling for water amidst the illusion of an oasis” and was written as a cathartic exercise to release pain and find peace and sorrow in sound, and that is something all listeners will resonate with such is the evocative nature of all nine tracks.