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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Introducing : Justin Case



Here at Bricolage we pride ourselves on unearthing and sharing musical gems in the form of under the radar producers and our latest find is as close to home as you can get. We've been keeping this one under wraps for a wee while now but in just under 3 weeks time, on the 30th of July, we release the debut EP from Glaswegian producer, Justin Case. "You Matter" is brimming with a fresh and exciting musical exuberance.

Here's a bit about the man behind the sounds.....

"Having begun to acquire and experiment with his own gear, a Musician, Producer and electronic music enthusiast, Justin Case hails from Glasgow, Scotland. When not performing, he spends his time in the studio creating his own music. Justin has had a lot of time to develop his sound. For him, it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove… those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style."

Justin Case (Soundcloud)

Below, you can get an exclusive listen to the brand new track, "1OfYou", from the upcoming EP. It's a hybrid breed of beat driven, skewered electronica. Stay in touch via or social media accounts for more on "You Matter" over the coming weeks.




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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Bricolage Podcast #35 : Fragile X



July sees Bricolage label head, Fragile X, return to the podcast fold with an effervescent selection of bubbling chimes, atmospheric cuts and mellow soundscapes with elements of ambient, house and downtempo breaks.

The sun is out, the skies are clear and the days are longer. Let yourself bask in this hour of warm and colourful sounds that’ll cocoon you in a deep summer haze.

Stream the mix below or at our Mixcloud.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Arran Trax "Morgenlicht" (bc036)



Our first release of a busy summer at Bricolage sees Arran Trax release his long awaited debut standalone EP on the label, "Morgenlicht".

Four audio slabs of acid/electro hybrids that are loaded with creativity, raw analogue power and an old school grittiness reminiscent of the experimental techno of the early 1990's. Acid bleeps and fuzzy basslines incorporated into intricate mechanical soundscapes that are complimented by meticulous drum work. The influences of the Detroit Techno era shine through on the EP but never threaten to engulf the overall sound and style that Arran Trax has tirelessly shaped for himself.

The concept behind the "Morgenlicht" EP was to 'capture that special atmosphere when you come out of a club and it's just starting to get light'.

We'd say Arran Trax has done that and more with this classy release that's perfect for peak time or that walk back from the club with your headphones on.

The EP comes backed up with the bright and colourful Dreamland Fantasy remix of the title track.

You can stream and purchase the EP below or at our bandcamp.



Friday, 8 June 2018

In The Loop : Episode 28


Our newest episode of In The Loop takes a look and listen at what a few acts from the roster have been upto recently.


SUNN BOO

 A short and sweet glistening drop of futuristic ambient.



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DEVRAS PLEXI

A chaotic whirlwind of crunching beats and ping pong melodics from the abstract master, Devras Plexi.



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IX PROSPECTUM

Epic progressive experimentalism with rapid fire percussion and aggressive tones.



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/CAVE

Intricate sound design with a hint of industrial ambience and breaky drum work.



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WILLY

Gritty techno that evolves into a brooding work of electronic art.



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Friday, 1 June 2018

Bricolage Podcast #34 - Arran Trax




For our first podcast of the summer we've snagged a hefty slice of refined electronics from, a man very much in demand at the moment, Arran Trax.

We've got a brand new EP arriving at the end of this month from the Hamburg based producer known predominantly for his massively melodic house and disco excursions but with an undeterred love for all things acid and electro. His upcoming release on Bricolage sees him return to those roots in stunning fashion and we're excited to start unveiling some more of the sounds in the coming weeks.

In anticipation of his new release, Arran Trax, has provided Bricolage with a robust 70 minutes where he wears his influences firmly on his sleeve with a surging set of old school electro vibes, Detroit Techno grooves, acid waves and winding, complex structures weaved together with extensive track layering. A truly captivating set full of deep and cultured sounds that are perfect for the summer evenings that lie ahead.

You can stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.




TRACKLISTING

  • 1Crossing Point by S.A. Fred
  • 2Robotnik by Lou Karsh
  • 3Corona Discharge by All Buttons In
  • 4Telecom (Commuter remix) by Shit Japens
  • 5Earhart by No Arrival
  • 6Fade and Dagger by Akasha System
  • 7Swab Funk by Ceephax Acid Crew
  • 8Geisterstunde by Arran Trax
  • 9Clickbait by Rhyw
  • 10The Cave by Blue Notes
  • 11On The Day Of My Suggested Departure by Belial Pelegrim
  • 12Phase Shift by C.T. Schiller
  • 13Limbosoup (Fit Seigel remix) by Orla
  • 14Broke The Cycle by Hugo Massien
  • 15Rise Above by Elektric Surgery
  • 16Gamma Gulch by Mor Elian
  • 17Reason by ATTHA
  • 18Many Cats by The Oscilloscope
  • 19Suspension of Disbelief by Versalife
  • 20Andromeda Signal by Hugo Massien
  • 21Televisor by Xenia Beliaveya
  • 22Tactic by La-4a
  • 23Camcorder (Larionov remix) by Tuneon
  • 24Bow Down by Robert Babicz
  • 25Morgenlicht by Arran Trax


There's still the chance to enter the remix competition for the "Morgenlicht" track and get yourself featured on the new Arran Trax release. The EP is out on the 25th of June with the competition closing on the 10th of June. The winner will be announced on the 17th. Grab the stems below and get creative.







Tuesday, 22 May 2018

In The Loop: Episode 27



Our latest edition of In The Loop casts an eye (and ear) on the recent productions of another selection of producers from the roster.

NO ARRIVAL

Strange off kilter rhythms, odd sound design and laid back guitar....



A stark contrast in pace with rolling, scattered percussion, galloping bass and drips of acid.



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INTERNATIONAL DEBRIS

"Verdant Sphinx" sees International Debris build a slow burning downtempo gem to lose yourself in....



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ALL BUTTONS IN

Some tense and moody experimental and industrial tinged electronica that clicks, growls and pulses...



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MUTE BRANCHES

"Obsolete Waterway" and "Creaky Nowhere BGM" have that signature Mute Branches lo-fi aesthetic. Drifting ambient soundscapes and maybe even a NES sample...





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LO-JACKER

Melody is always the main ingredient of Lo-Jackers creations and "Aquarius" is no different. Chimes, bleeps, warm bass and delightful drum work.



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JAFFA KID

Epic summer ambient soaked in nostalgia.....

Friday, 4 May 2018

Bricolage Podcast #33 - Dark Fidelity Hi Fi (Live RSD 2018 set)



Our May podcast gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the captivating and hypnotic sounds of Dark Fidelity Hi Fi as we bring you an exclusive recording of his live set from this years Record Store Day festivities at Reel Around The Fountain Records in Manchester.

The full line up for the event involved DJ sets from Bricolage associate "Kinoko" and Bricolage label head "Fragile X" before the headline slot was filled by the machines and keyboards of DFHF.

Richard Jones, the main man behind DFHF, is clearly in his element when he performs in a live setting. It clearly gives him freedom and total control over every single noise that breaks through the system. This short but sweet half hour set sees him roam through his astonishing catalogue of sounds. It's littered with a range of shifting drum work, delicate keys, pad washes, mesmerising glitch patterns, soft and pulsing bass arrangements, attentive breakdowns and perfectly placed samples that are all sewn together with a craftmanship that is a joy to behold as he lets his 'no wave' style flourish. The set features new material from his latest album 'Gentle Static Flow' that was released on the 20th of April. Find a link for that release and the other relevant social media links below.

Stream the mix below or at our Mixcloud,



Watch a short clip of the live set below.