Downtempo Tag Archive

Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volume Thirteen (2020)

Reviews of every dance tracks worth knowing about, monthly reports from Music Basement’s site, this is the definitive chronicle of dance music.

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Obscure

C.O.S. – Come Into My Life (Promo) (1991)

Killer early 90’s proto-house by unknown German band C.O.S. released on small West Germany label PM Records. We’re presenting here the promo release.

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Chill

Broadcast – Accidentals (1996)

Sought after 90’s downtempo by duo Broadcast released in 1996 on based in UK label Wurlitzer Jukebox.

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Floating

Apostolis – Sadeness (Part II) (1990)

We are very excited to present single from N.B.S. Records project Apostolis. “Clock Croc (House Quickly Mix)” will surely please 90’s Techno lovers! This 12” release also includes a stunning remake of Enigma – Sadeness Part I.

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Bundled, Labels

Snaker (2013-2018)

Snaker original vinyl issues are extremely collectable, thanks to the vast array of brilliant musician and project who played on them: Cos/Mes, Ikeda X, Jonny Nash, Tiago and Eirwud Mudwasser. We’re privileged to have it available in our store.

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Obscure

Will Powers – Adventures In Success (1983)

Cool early 80’s Synth single by Will Powers released on Island Records in 1983, backed with a nice dub version.

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Floating

Trankilou – St Glin-Glin EP (1996)

St Glin-Glin release of French artist Trankilou (Guillaume Berroyer aka Ark Julien Auger aka Pépé Bradock) released on BPM Records (France) in 1996. This 12 inch single features a demoniac gauls mix as well as a killer “Chicago Babe“.

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Experimental

The Connection Machine – Bitflower (1994)

Really obscure early 90’s US abstract downtempo EP. Anyway this unknown EP delivers 4 tracks including two top quality ambient as you can hear. Producer and written by The Connection Machine (Jeroen Brandjes, Natasja Hagemeier).

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Japanese, Must Have

Soichi Terada & Shinichiro Yokota – Far East Recording (1992)

Another Japanese House burner from the ultra solid EP of Soichi Terada & Shinichiro Yokota. Always nicer to have it on digital for that loud sound we love so much!

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Floating

Solar Communications – The Improbability E.P.

Very obscure US Trance Techno release by Solar Communications (Jason Villalobos, Treavor Walton) on small label San Francisco based Visible Records.

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Floating, Groovy

Dark Knights Feat. Mary Pearce – 2 Be A Friend (1993)

Dark Knights last single provides with 3 tracks released on E-Zee Records in 1993. This one’s a good glimpse of the album content: soulfulness, touch of jazz, a hint of disco and a little bit of downtempo. Interesting and successful combination!

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Bundled, Labels

Magic Wand (2010-2019)

Magic Wand, along with other balearic labels like Is It Balearic? Recordings, changed the way the music industry promoted and consumed music.

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Cheap Magic

Cheap Magic, Part Three

Today I’ll be sharing 20 cool release you can buy on Music Basement for under $5… Perfect gifts, electronic, jazz, deep house, balearic and many more. Get them at as soon as possible…

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Obscure

Max Berlin – lle Et Moi (1987)

Late-80’s label USA Import Music provides us with this interesting single by Max Berlin (Jean-Pierre Cerrone) released in ’87! We definitely recommend to play straight the flipside track “You Dance” which is an amazing downtempo synth gem…

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Must Have

Various Artists – Down To The Sea & Back: The Continuing Journey Of The Balearic Beat

Ultimate balearic beat classic! Certainly the biggest compilation from British DJ’s Balearic Mike and Kelvin Andrews.

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Experimental

Elephant Chateau – Dreamings (1988)

This is the second release by Swiss project Elephant Chateau. This is a terrific piece of downtempo and synthy track from the late 80’s. For sure it’s gonna be soon a demanded record!

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Floating

Blue Feather – Shadows Of The Night (Club Mix) (1985)

Another classic 80’s Balearic tune by Blue Feather released in 1985 on Dutch disco label Injection Disco Dance Label.

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Floating

Le Mystere – On The Beat (1990)

On The Beat is an outstanding piece of 90’s ambient-oriented techno released on Belgium based label Buzz Records in 1990. This crazy gems was written and produced by Le Mystere (Ferre Baelen, Rembert De Smet).

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Bundled, Labels

Originals Series (2008-2012) (Claremont 56) + Rare Bonus

With only 1000 CD’s pressed for each edition,  Claremont 56’s Originals series  have become some of the most sought after compilations in the business. While each edition is curated by a different collector/aficionado the series has developed an identity of its own, releasing the rarest and most sought after music from across the funk, disco, Italo, synth-pop spectrum.

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Tropical

DJ Maselli – Hot Connections (1999)

Hot Connections is the only one single released by Italian DJ and producer DJ Maselli (Gianni Maselli) in 1999. The real deal on this release is the exceptional A side “Sacha Sacha”.

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Floating

Dancing Fantasy – Voodoo Jammin’ (1989)

Late 80’s Balearic House gem by Dancing Fantasy produced by Chris W. Williams and Curtis McLaw. This 12” release of “Voodoo Jammin” is no different from the featured in their maxi-single 1990 on German label Blaxx Maxx records.

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Cosmic

Aril – L’escala (1983)

We are dealing here with a splendid release by famous Belgian composer and arranger Aril Laury. This release is the perfect example of what Belgian and French musicians of the time were best at: combining Synth influences with Space.

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Obscure

Shogun – Nautilus EP (1996)

Here is British project Shogun (Oliver Lomax) rarest and first track on the original Renegade Recordings.

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Groovy

Accura – Five X Five (1994)

Ed Accura began to fulfil his passion for hip hop in the 90’s with Street Jazz Productions. He wrote and produced his first release, the album Five X Five, which became an instant success on the UK underground scene and export markets.

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Groovy

Soichi Terada – Far East Recording 2

Warehouse find! Warehouse find! Rare, original 12″ copies of Original pressing of Soichi Terada’sFar East Recording 2” incl. in demand cuts such as “Moments Of Samples“, “Hohai Beats” and more!

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