We don’t know much about mysterious Hamburg-based house and techno label AUDIOLOVE Recordings, except the fact that they make amazing music. A random Soundcloud discovery late on a Friday night led to CTC’s blossoming obsession with the label, which has released two three-track EP’s produced by “unknown”. Available via mail order from the label’s HQ, the limited vinyl release (300 copies only) of the two EP’s is set to drop on August 25th, to a niche collection of industry insiders.
ALRLV 001 is techno-centric and features three late-night club cuts of pure, padded brilliance. “Feel To Learn” is meditative, as it blissfully sways between softly thumping bass and euphoric synth snippets. Next track “Flora” is a freewheeling delight, latently chugging to an undeniably basic yet mesmerising beat. Finally, “Freshly Ground” starts with a male spoken monologue that, despite being a tad pretentious, actually kind of weirdly works. FIttingly, it’s the most dance floor appropriate of the bunch and would slip nicely into a bleary-eyed, 6am sunrise set.
Audiolove’s second effort is aimed squarely at house-heads and features the same frustrating format – three titled EP’s with no production credit attached. “Sunrise”, “13th October” and “Monkey Troopers” all do a great job of banging without “banging” and offer up a master class on how to sample soulful female vocals without sounding like the soundtrack to Thursday night at G.A.Y.*
Whoever “Unknown” is, we’re a fan – Audiolove Recordings reveal your maker!
*G.A.Y we love you x