Rob Clouth – Hidden Structures
1. The Smallest Measurable Space
2. Cracks in the Firmament
3. Thin Shell, Inner Void
4. The Galaxy Collapsed Into A Point
Available as limited physical edition and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores
Release Date: September 18th, 2015
Some structures never reveal their true identity: the Planck length, the centre of blackholes, the space beyond the firmament. There are whole universes we may never understand. But their definitions can change, the unknowable can become knowable, and the hidden can be revealed.
Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures EP simultaneously represents some of the hardest and most delicate work of his career. Inspired by the dance floor but not beholden to its demands, Hidden Structures is thirty minutes of mind-melting sonic explorations, fusing entrancing melodies with blistering percussion. The EP is a wholly self-contained journey, with waves of kinetic pleasure unveiled within the spacious sound design. Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures are alternately restrained and fiery, welcoming and threatening. This is music for the sound of both creation and destruction.
Since the release of his Clockwork Atom EP on Leisure System in 2014, Rob Clouth has opened for Jon Hopkins and Squarepusher, played Leisure System parties at Berghain and Dimensions Festival, and the EP was named one of 2014’s best by Bleep.
Rob Clouth – Deep Field EP
A1. Deep Field
A2. Deep Field (Kowton Remix)
B1. Deep Field (Vessels Remix)
Available as 12″ vinyl and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores.
Release Date: June 29th, 2015
Barcelona-based Rob Clouth returns to Leisure System with the Deep Field 12”, a stomping showcase of his focused sound design and knack for memorable melodies with additional remixes from Kowton and Vessels.
Deep Field is Clouth’s Leisure System follow-up to the Clockwork Atom EP, which was named one of the top EPs of 2014 by Bleep and introduced his electronic wizardry to a wider audience following prior releases as Vaetxh and under his own name. Debuted on Max Cooper’s Boiler Room and appearing again on his Essential Mix, “Deep Field” is tactile and threatening, with disorienting glitches weaved into the 4/4 structure. The belching low-end brings to mind a talkative machine that’s been muzzled, eager to burst from its restraints.
Livity Sound boss Kowton inverts the original into a gelatinous mass, adding jackhammering drums to the cloudy atmosphere and creating a spacious and stuttering lesson in tension and release. Fresh off the release of their LP Dilate, Leeds band Vessels put their own euphoric electronic magic to work with a housier take, drawing out Clouth’s propulsive percussion with an added dose of lush melodicism that should make it a new favorite for house DJs looking for a spirited twist on the typical.
Deep Field is the third in Leisure System’s new GRIDLOCK series, melding the freaky and functional for modern dance floors.
Will Ward – Interval One EP
A1. Digital Design
A2. Portion feat. Jack Wyllie
B1. Interval One
Available as 12″ vinyl and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores
Release Date: June 8th, 2015
Leisure System presents rising talent Will Ward’s Interval One EP, the second in our 2015 GRIDLOCK series of dance floor 12″s and the British producer and DJ’s most exuberant record to date.
In addition to two prior solo releases, Will Ward is a member of the esteemed electronic trio Circle Traps along with Jack Wyllie and Duncan Bellamy of Portico. He has previously collaborated with the likes of My Panda Shall Fly and gained support from tastemakers such as Rob Da Bank and Gilles Peterson for dazzling productions that blur the lines between pumping house and windswept techno. The Interval One EP is a strong representation of that sleek sound, with tracks that are bursting with emotion and memorable detail.
“Digital Design” is an aural kaleidoscope, with a shimmering melody line refracted in squiggly arcs next to murmured female vocals and resonant chords. It’s a fittingly varied introduction, drifting between hot and cold poles. “Portion” features Circle Traps member Jack Wyllie, and subtle additions accrue to create waves of unease, while the melody line bounces energetically through a maze of ossified handclaps and buoyant chord stabs. Closing things out, the EP’s title track builds from a woozy introduction to an ebullient peak, as if rolling out of bed and stepping immediately onto a throbbing dance floor. It’s a cleansing and exhilarating feeling, the type of rare emotional response that Will Ward has proven himself thoroughly capable of creating with Interval One.
We’re absolutely buzzing to be hosting a stage at one of our favourite festivals in Europe, bringing some sideways technoid business to the sleepy British seaside resort of Butlins in Minehead. The festival will sell out, we recommend getting some mates together and booking a chalet asap (if you haven’t already!).
The physical edition of Rob Clouth’s latest EP has landed, looking as beautiful and futuristic as the music sounds.
Hidden Structures will be released on September 18th with a special edition 18 x 18 cm artwork limited to 50 pieces, consisting of a high resolution photographic print on Alu-Dibond behind transparent acrylic glass. High resolution download code included.
Pre-order here: smarturl.it/hidden-structures
Limited to 50 units, these will go quick so don’t delay!
Leisure System is proud to announce our return to Dimensions Festival in Pula, Croatia with our very own stage! This year we’re bringing electro maestro Objekt whose critically acclaimed track “Ganzfeld” was voted Resident Advisor’s best track of 2014 to The Moat, along with Fabric and Rinse FM resident Daniel Avery. UK club music innovators Boddika and Lone will also be joining us as well as Discipline and Leisure System regular JoeFarr.
Tickets for Dimensions Festival are available here: http://www.dimensionsfestival.com/tickets/
On July 10th Leisure System will celebrate its 25th party at Berghain and Panorama Bar. Can you believe it’s already been seven years since the first party? Since that first bash Leisure System has hosted over 130 different acts, started a record label to further showcase our musical endeavors, and held parties in ten different countries.
With a residency at Fabric, a show on Rinse.FM, and a nearly unanimously-acclaimed debut album, there’s very little Daniel Avery can’t do. He’ll make his Berghain debut here with a set that should highlight his twisted tastes. Considered one of the most electric improvisers around, KiNK will bring his modular-based live set and hybrid house creations to Panorama Bar. Nathan Fake, the Border Community mainstay, will be playing his first live show in Berlin in nearly two years fresh off launching his Cambria Instruments imprint. Mysterious Chicagoans TB Arthur appear after a series of 12”s on Hard Wax and with a forthcoming release on their hometown Argot – expect the unexpected in what will be their world live debut.
After an instant-classic live set at Panorama Bar in 2014, Ceephax Acid Crew returns to LS with a set in Berghain where you can expect 140+ BPM machine madness. A founding member of the Livity Sound collective, Kowton‘s innovative approach to dance music mediates perfectly between functional and surprising. According to rumors, his name will soon be on a Leisure System release, too. Bay Area transplant Avalon Emerson will bring the hazy heatwave delirium upstairs, while techno titan Perc beats the cold metalwork into shape below.
It wouldn’t be a Leisure System party without its founders N>E>D and Barker, as well as label manager Gonsher.
On July 7th, 2015 we return to Glasgow for Scotland’s second Leisure System party at the famous Sub Club.
Returning with us for round two is Clark, performing his absolutely electric live set. Sonically like-minded Untold will be delivering a beautiful spectrum of diverse techno, while resident Barker rounds out the lineup in true Leisure System fashion.
JoeFarr – Longanimity EP
A2. Mormon Shuffle
B1. Standard Issue
Available as 12″ vinyl and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores
Release Date: April 20th, 2015
JoeFarr inaugurates Leisure System’s new GRIDLOCK 12” series with the Longanimity EP, an invigorating exploration of broken techno.
Farr has a diverse history, with three well-received releases on Turbo as well as records with DSNT and Power Vacuum. Few producers can claim to have both remixed Tiga and been remixed by Truss, and the Longanimity EP continues Farr’s recent drift towards streamlined brutality, leavening intense drum programming with crystalline bursts of color. The clinical and kinetic “Oleum” kicks things off and hurdles towards a shatteringly powerful peak, while “Mormon Shuffle” boasts twisted functionality without sacrificing roughness in the brittle loops. The monolithic “Standard Issue” has an aggressive edge enhanced by whiplash percussion, and the broken piano melody of “FS3+4” inverts the joy typically found in that rave standby, preferring to drop the instrument from the fifth floor and let the chords scatter and shatter as they please.
The first release in Leisure System’s 2015 GRIDLOCK series representing our ongoing interest in melding the freaky and the functional on the dance floor, JoeFarr’s Longanimity EP is stocked with tested and tenacious late-night weapons.