Meine Nacht is a clubnight in Liverpool run by Breakwave, and I’m really happy to have been asked to master their first venture into label territory with the debut EP from Daniel Ruane. Limited edition of 30 12″ dubplates, released on April 11, 2019.
Ganzfeld is a phenomenon of perception caused by exposure to an unstructured, uniform stimulation field. This is mostly the description used when talking about visual perceptions and the loss of depth of field and dimensional perception. In 2017, during a residency at Venezia Biennale for Xavier Veilhan’s “Studio Venezia”, Von Tesla laid down the first ideas for trying to achieve a similar effect through the use of multiple layers of electronic music, with seemingly random beats, layers of discordant melodies and other electronic trickeries. The result is the mammoth double album “Ganzfeld”, 133 minutes of new music which demonstrates how Von Tesla is able to design an alienating futuristic atmosphere, always bringing the listener into unknown electronic territories of interpretative chaos filled with an otherworldly aesthetic and an experimental driven attitude. Out on May 10th. Mastered at Declared Sound.
Spooky Shit announced on Fact Mag, a new label from Spooky J & PQ of Nihiloxica and Ekhe, launching on 18th March 2019.
Starting 2019 off with a face-melter, here’s the first taste of the amazing new Slikback EP Tomo on Hakuna Kulala, released 1st February. Plenty of press arriving for this one at Fact Mag, Resident Advisor and Pan African Music, as well as “heavyweight ghettoblaster” approval from none other than The Bug.
Congratulations to the Hakuna Kulala crew, selected by Fact Mag as one of the best record labels of 2018! It’s been a real pleasure working with the label throughout the year, and it’s great to see their passion and dedication getting the props they deserve, I have mad respect for what they’re doing. Big up to Slikback whose Lasakaneku EP on Hakuna Kulala mastered here at Declared Sound has made it onto lots of best releases of 2018 lists, as well as one of the best mixes of the year! No less than three releases mastered here at Declared Sound were selected in the top 20 of 2018 by Pan African Music – shout outs to Jako Maron, MC Yallah, Debmaster and Slikback!
Pan African Music – Best Electronic 2018
Fact Mag – Best Labels Of 2018
Fact Mag – 50 Best Singles of 2018
Pitchfork – The Best Electronic Music Of 2018
Red Bull Radio – Top Flight with Chal Ravens – Best Club Tracks Of 2018
Resident Advisor – Best Mixes Of 2018
Three releases mastered here at Declared Sound featured in this article on Pitchfork by Philip Sherburne: 9 must-hear albums from Nyege Nyege Tapes, the label putting Africa’s Electronic Underground on the map.