Support from Andreas Henneberg / The Glitz, Tomy DeClerque, Terry Francis, Spartaque, Dandi & Ugo…

Barcelona residents, Uwe & Scarhand, have been a firm part of the Catalan city’s underground for over 13 years, playing countless techno parties to hot-blooded Spaniards and party-goers alike! Now their production efforts come to the fore in the shape of this stunning EP, which is the epitome of dark funk and low-slung minimal techno.

Lead track ‘It Works’ oozes murk and minimal, it brings a punchy drumline with warm detuned bass, muttering stabby vocals, glitchy synths and coarse distant noises! ‘Enterprise’ holds the tightest of grooves; filtered toms, rolling warm bass, expansive pads, percs and 909 claps spike throughtout wth a low growling vocal appearing from the far corners of the track. And ‘Dub Voices’ ties the proverbial bow in the package perfectly; the tale is in the title here, warped dub-laden bass takes over this minimal effort, allowing just enough growl in the undercurrent of the track to make the lip turn and the odd yet ever-so-addictive rising lfo’d vocal takes you under it’s spell perfectly.

Support from Maya Jane Coles, Alex Attias Music Productions and Marc DePulse.

LA native Tarek Nasr, has tried almost every avenue of music, from rock bands, which seen him get major airplay on the legendary KCRW and sat pretty in their Top Ten EP’s for 2010, to collaborative electronic acts which supported the likes of LA Riots and Designer Drugs. He’s jumped from genre to genre trying to find that happy medium for himself. Well under his new guise, Parcel, we think he’s found his calling.

This much more personal, mature sound delves into the deep, emotive house expanse where he’s brought in the beautiful tones of Amber Jade on lead track ‘Viable’. The heart-wrenching, Moloko-esque, vocals lay perfectly over a sublime pad & synth laden piece of 4/4.

Track two on the release, ‘Over It’, sees another stunning slab of thought-provoking house, with the octaves taken down on a druggy growl of a vocal, it intertwines amongst warm bass and wistfully slow synths, that wash amongst a chunky midrange and drumline.

Remix duties come in the shape of One Six, better known as house stalwart Stupid Fresh. One Six brings a bit more jack to the party, utlising the originals vocal and synths whilst introducing his own tangent to a bit of 90’s tinged, fingers-to-the-air house.

And in keeping with the ‘finding-ones-self’ of this release, Frenchman Heathcliff Town, aka broken-beatsmith Black Sushi, provides us with yet another wonderfully done remix. Tech House presides on this effort; groove-laden and shuffling through-out, he’s intricately chopped the vocal and allowed the track to progress into a truly memorable low-slung affair!

Support from: DJ Mag, Hans Bouffmyhre, Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Locomatica…

Nearly 5 years hiding behind many collaborative aliases has borne many fruits for Death Proof Recordings co-owner Paul Blandford. Under the most successful guise, as one half of The Omega Men, he encountered international success, with support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Japanese Popstars and Marco Bailey. But with a new year ahead a new approach has been taken, to ply his own personal sound.

Paul’s introductory ‘Darkforme EP’ brings techno in 3 significantly differing forms, encompassing his vast tastes. Lead track ‘Haunch’ is a direct and dub-laden affair. Concrete kicks and warm, wrasping bass envelope a dramatic, emotive synth line, tense vocals and crystalesque rides, whilst dropping in and out of impatient breakdowns.

‘All In Your Head’ is the other end of the spectrum where groove presides. An atmospheric, greyscale synth and expansive popping clicks leads a muscular drumline with disjointed claps and snares all leading to a hefty breakdown where a dictating vocal takes over your cranium.

And to finish ‘Manoeuvre’ brings some organic keys to proceedings, a stunning loop of the ivories washes between exacting percussion, finding its way into submerged glowing synths for a momentous end to the piece.

The progression is clear, our third year has seen us work with some of the true highlights in the underground, releasing exclusive material from seasoned artists, enigmatic new-bloods and having their work remixed by some undeniably talented producers from an extensive amount of genres. This collection showcases some of the momentous pieces of 2013 on Death Proof Recordings. With new fans of our work in the shape of Mark Knight, Slam, Dubfire, Harvey Mckay, Nicole Moudaber, Danny Tenaglia, Umek, Peter Kruder to countless praise from Mixmag, DJ Mag and BBC Radio 1 (Annie Nightingale, Kissy Sell Out) and a Trackitdown #1, our only other request would be to listen to the other tracks that these accompanied over the past year, to hear the real calibre of what our label is providing. From ferocious, rawkous techno to inspiriting, intoxicating house & electronica. An undeniably broad spectrum of sound awaits! Keep It Death Proof.

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Support From: Harvey McKay, Sasha Carassi, Chris Lake, Markantonio, Umek…

One of our most successful releases to date and also one of our most recent, Mon Basarras Three Way has proven our work is certainly hitting the right notes and with acclaim from Peter Kruder (& Dorfmeister), Slam, Marco Bailey and BBC Radio 1 it’s certainly ticking the elites boxes! With the original EP having such strength in depth, it seemed rude to swamp it with remixes, especially of this calibre.

So we hope youre ready for this collection from 3 of the most renowned names in the underground: Brisker & Magitman, Akasha FX and Solid Snake! All 3 come in with undeniably large remixes which are totally unique slants on the originals. Israeli natives Brisker & Magitmans take epitomises techno, maintaining the funk from Mons New Duck Tues; theyve shook things up with a huge bassline, frenetic drums and brought that beautiful vocal to life!

Bristols Akasha FXs thoughts have gone the other end of the techno spectrum: for his rethink of South Place hes introduced some mood-laden dubbiness with some monumental drum and bass work, a world away from the original. And to finish, Swedens own Solid Snake provide us with a seriously low slung slab of tech-house bringing the sultriness out of New Duck Tues, shape-shifting the original’s groove and voluminous bassline for a slick, stab-enduced joint!

In 2012 we released a compilation with the intent of introducing new exciting talents to the world, in the shape of PROSPECTS, where genre specifics were thrown to the side and we let these artists run free. This release proved to be a real highlight of our imprint, showing that it isnt all about the big guns, and that we have some extremely talented new-bloods hidden away in the enclaves of the underground. Such is that some of these artists are now taking those huge strides into the burgeoning dance music scene. This new remix collection though, has allowed us to not only introduce some more to the faction, but give the originals a 2013 twist.

LA native Parcel introduces even more composure and love to Timakz & Stabfingers Sunset. Scandinavian broken-beatsmith Johan Soh takes Benjamin Vial & ACFs La Forme Et Le Fond into Interstellar territories with a sublime piece of Electronica. Circuit Freq & Benjamin Vials electro-techno beast Pleasure Scanner, gets the funk over from Denver sound-psychonaut Seth Orin. Steve Abrahams dirty & direct techno number T-Time gets the Ettica treatment, think Basement Jaxxs 90s slutty party vibes from the off. Label co-owner Benjamin Vial brings his well-educated talents to Grand Centrals Psychic Ecstatic with some more trippy hedonism akin to acid-enduced Hendrix days.

And Benjamin Vial & ACFs La Forme Et Le Fond receives another strip down from Death Proof cohort Paul Blandford with a slice of dusky and direct techno. And to bring the collection home, Eindhovens Guido Van Santen flips Distn & eMKas minimal brute Dystopia on its head for a low-slung tech-house affair.

Supported by: Dubfire, James Zabiela, Mark Knight, Slam, Danny Tenaglia, BBC Radio 1 (Kissy Sell Out), Chris Lake, The Advent, DJ Tonio, Olivier Giacomotto, Umek, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Dandi & Ugo, Nihil Young, Damolh33, Snello, Meat Katie and more

Having recently remixed our Matt Goddards Boxed with aplomb, our latest acquisition to Death Proof Recordings, Kleber, brings his new EP to the fore. The Brazilian beatsmith has already pushed the envelope with some huge tracks, hitting the hazy heights of Beatport Techno #1 and countless accolades from some of the biggest names in the business.

Lead track Galaxy highlights the undeniable talent of Klebers beat structures: low slung sharp kicks, claps and hats sit perfectly over a chugging, head-nodding bass, building continuously with airy snap vocals and cosmic synth work. And Paradox, the second track on this EP, doesnt let up. Its all about the drums drums drums! Huge fills, snappy percs and samba enduced hats overlay yet another perfectly formed bassline and eerie synths and pads. Matt Goddard has truly found his feet again, with rave reviews on his new EP via Death Proof; here hes provided us with a basement-ready, dark monster of a techno tune! Distant filtered drums and bass allow throbbing, coarse mid-ranges and dusky hi-ends & rides to wash through, intricately building and developing throughout.

Etticas grooved out tech-house number finishes this release perfectly. Keeping the nebulous like depth continuing, his minimalesque drumline allows the throbbing bass to do the work and the introduction of a perfectly layed out melody will have everyone doing the 4am finger point to the heavens!

Supported by Harvey McKay, The Advent, Chris Lake, Mikael Jonasson, Meat Katie, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Markantonio…

The return of Matt Goddard, the once Dopamine monikered producer, sees him unleashing monstrous techno on the unsuspecting techno throng under his own name! Lead track ‘Boxed’ is unrelenting in its build, raw vocals underlie a thumping drumline with spacious atmospherics that carry this rolling techno number into oblivion. ‘Shimmy’ is raw in every sense: a direct, minimalistic kick surrounded by simplistic hats, claps and percs allow a warm frenetic bass line, spacious stabs and even more titanic synth work shine through!

On remix duties, Brazilian Kleber [Italo Business/Killer Beats] brings the samba to Boxed’s ferocity. And Matt’s fellow Australian, Sebastian Bayne [IF? Records/Kisu] sees out the EP with an undeniably monstrous and dark techno remix of Shimmy.

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Supported by Slam, Peter Kruder, Elite Force, Marco Bailey, Jamie Kemp, Tom Laws, Q’Hey, Piatto, M.I.D.I., Spartaque 

Mon Basarra is the deeper, more thought-provoking guise of an unquestionably legendary artist and DJ: Mark Pember. A name synonymous for powerful, unadulterated house, techno & breaks under his most successful alias Meat Katie. 

The opening track of his ‘Three Way’ EP comes in the shape of ‘Psycho Lover’, an effortlessly cool, druggy roller, making for a head nodding, smile inducing, sunset demanding, tech-house triumph. ‘New Duck Tues’ contains a snappy yet direct drumline, glistening pads and warm 90’sesque synths making for yet another distinctive deep demeanour. And to bring the party home, ‘South Place’ lends a bit more wobble to the groove, keeping the cool summery attitude of the first two.

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Supported by: Meat Katie, Christian Cambas, Slam, Richard Dinsdale, Infusion, Crookers, The Dolphins, StereoHeroes, Umek, Pierre Deutschmann, Max Bett, M.I.D.I, Max Cooper, Dopamine, Larry Tee, Mollo, Pena, Circuit Freq and more! 

Death Proof’s very own poster boy, Ettica, steps up again with ‘Bomb The Opera’, an unadulterated masterpiece! summer vibes shine through on this one with quite possibly the cheekiest sample to date!

On the flip sees yet another summer season slammer with ‘Dont Wait’. This one is all about the emotive brass and glistening pads. Goose bump enducing Tech House!  Watch out for the breakdown! On the remix tip we have some firm and recent favourites of ours. Brazilian beat-smith Kleber [Italo Business/Baptism], provides a fluid yet tribalesque piece of techno. Mexican Jnks [Circuit Freq] comes up from the darker realms with a frenetic big-room, fist pumping slice of techno. And fellow DPR artist, Anthony James, sees out the EP perfectly with a sublime tech-house number.

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