Aussie Aussie Aussie!
02.03.13
    Catalogue No : ESP015
    Artist : Tornado Wallace
    Title : Thinking Allowed
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : January 21 2012
If we listen to the Higher Self, our experience of life is joyful and abundant. When you see yourself connected to something bigger than yourself, you no longer feel must do it all alone. Your sense of power becomes highly magnified and your fears are greatly diminished. With the Universal Energy on your side, you can learn to trust not only yourself, but the Universe as well. As you begin to awaken, reach out and turn on your tape machine, lie with your eyes closed and let the soothing, loving message sink in, "I am creating a beautiful day."

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Los Angeles represents!
02.03.13
    Catalogue No : ESP014
    Artist : Pharaohs
    Title : Island Time
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : January 21 2012
Los Angeles act Pharaohs includes Suzanne Kraft, Ale Cohen (Dublab) and surf god Sam Cooper. Listeners with refined palettes will acknowledge these three as Renaissance Men of the highest order. "Ahumbo" blends a dry rhythm section with swelling synth chords, cheeky vocals and vibrant surf guitar. "Island Time" is bouncy jungle vibe with chants of tropical fruits for the endless Summer. Lastly, Side B doles out "If It Ever Feels Right," blending live percussion, saxophone and on-the-fly progamming, showcasing Pharaohs capacity as a live act.

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Long time coming!
12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP009
    Artist : Land of Light
    Title : Land of Light
    Format: Full-length Vinyl, CD & Digital Album
    Released : November 12 2012
If you don't have time to really listen, if your mind is not ready to unwind, if you are worried about keeping things "raw," please do not buy this record. If you find yourself taking for granted all the natural beauty that surrounds you, caught up in trivial occurrences that interfere with your daily happiness, letting social constructs shape your mood… then please do buy this record, sit down, focus on what is right there in your hands, turn to your loved one, breathe deeply, enjoy the light in the room, and appreciate all that is happening in this moment.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP008C
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : Mirador De Las Estrellas (Ray Mang Remix) b/w Slowdown (Cage & Aviary Bonus Beats - Extended)
    Format: 12" Vinyl
    Released : November 12 2012
Long time disco sorcerer Ray Mang has taken Mirador De Las Estrellas to a beautiful place, utilizing the steal drum as a hypnotic hook and editing Jorge Socarras' memorable Spanish vocals down to an effective sigh. If there was ever a track for your Indian Summer, this is it. On the flipside, the boys from Cage & Aviary sprawl out the original extended version of their tough and dubby bonus beats (this bomb is exclusive to this vinyl release).

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP013
    Artist : Young Marco
    Title : Video Days b/w Later Than U Think
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : September 24 2012
The young man from Amsterdam now returns with a sister 12" to Nonono, a perfectly complimentary piece of wax that maintains his esoteric stance on House music, and proves that he's no one-trick pony. Video Days blends Marco's signature analog synth work with tribal rhythms and a loose sense of narrative, while the flipside Later Than U Think takes a more cheeky approach, pairing a blissfully stabbing core melody with a mousey counter-melody and setting it all over some huge tom-heavy drum programming. Perfect for dancing around your kitchen in the nude.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP006B
    Artist : Michael Ozone
    Title : Perfect Systems (Remixed)
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : August 27 2012
A remixed version of Ozone's jungle-tuff "Perfect Systems" EP. On Side A, Steve Summers has taken Perfect Systems for an imperfect ride, jacking it up as expected while keeping the somewhat sinister mood of the original. On the flip, Young Marco (who has become quite a resident at the ESP Institute) strips down Hetrotopia to its core, letting you realize how a well-programmed track can maintain its melodic and hypnotic sense, even when all that’s left is percussion.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP008
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : The Revenge of Soft Rocks
    Format: Full-Length CD & Digital
    Released : July 23 2012
Following last years acclaimed Curse of Soft Rocks album, we're invited to revisit said masterpiece from an alternative entry — a robust compilation of remixes. Each track re-contextualized leaves us with a beautifully obtuse yet complimentary rendering. Personnel employed vary in style and technique, but such is the ethos of Soft Rocks, and furthermore the ESP Institute. At the end of the day, we implore you to pay close attention to the details. The album's artwork has been remixed by Mario Hugo in collaboration with Hisham Akira Bharoocha.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP006
    Artist : Michael Ozone
    Title : Perfect Systems
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : July 16 2012
Australian Michael Ozone is an artist embodying the purest form of absurdist energy. "Perfect Systems" is a tuff native track based on the idea of man-made tools, technology and borrowed languages. Imagine failed cities overtaken by jungle life as you're swallowed by this utopian island groove. A not-so-distant relative on side-b, "Hetrotopia" leads us on a nomadic journey, exploring vast new landscapes and uncharted territories. Ozone's talent for crafting such fiction is a welcome addition to the Institute.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ENESP001
    Artist : The Backwoods
    Title : Stallions & Cos/Mes Remixes
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : June 06 2011
Uh oh! Here we have last years massive Backwoods tracks remixed by ESP Institute's bad boys. Stallions (Lovefingers and Lee Douglas) take DJ Kent's hit Cloud Nine to the church of RAVE, turning your trout-pout upside down and making your feet bleed. Just try to find a room big enough to hold this 12 minute monster! On the flip, Cos/Mes tropify the Backwood's album opener Awakening in their signature style, lush and loopy. This is a special collaboration between Tokyo's ENE Records and ESP... don't sleep!

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP008B
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : Little Lights (Cos/Mes Remix) b/w Wickerman (Lexx Remix)
    Format: 12" Vinyl
    Released : June 06 2011
On this 12" (the second of 3 surrounding The Revenge of Soft Rocks remix album) ESP mainstays COS/MES deliver a deep and sensual yet sinister take on Little Lights, and side B reveals an upbeat dubbed out version of Wicker Man by Zurich’s own LEXX (Running Back, Permanent Vacation, Leng).

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP008A
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : Talking Jungle (Justin Vandervolgen Remix) b/w Obo (Tiago ESP Disk Mix)
    Format: 12" Vinyl
    Released : April 30 2011
On this 12" (the first of 4 surrounding The Revenge of Soft Rocks remix album) we're treated with a serious disco belted version of Talking Jungle as reworked by Justin Vandervolgen (TBD, Gold Channel, DFA, etc, etc) and an insanely serene take on Obo by ESP favorite TIAGO (Sea Power & Change, Gala Drop, DFA, etc, etc)... good lord this is quite a piece of wax!

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP004B
    Artist : Sea Power & Change
    Title : Remixed
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : December 19 2011
A counterpart to Portuguese producer Tiago's beautiful Sea Power & Change EP, the Remixed EP. Soft Rocks takes Strangefruit for a an dark dub on side A, speeding it up slightly and throwing in a smacky snare. Secret Circuit's version of Wild Combination juxtaposes wobbly synths and guitars in a sort of Spaghetti Western vibe. And all is gravy once the record flips and we sink into the Jonny Nash (of Sombrero Galaxy) remix of Yesterday Is Dead. You can't link it the original no matter how hard you try, but why try with such a melted masterpiece on your hands?

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP012
    Artist : Young Marco
    Title : Nonono b/w Darwin In Bahia
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : December 19 2011
Young Marco is a gentleman from Amsterdam. This is his first offering for the ESP Institute. It makes us smile and we are sure you will smile too. With his head in the clouds, Marco blends soaring melodies that harmonize beautifully over loop-de-loops of bass lines and bleeps. His warm analogue aesthetic invites us to his daydream, a place of innocence where we can do no wrong, dancing eyes-closed as the sun rises somewhere outside. This is pure feel good dance music, no gimmicks, no pretense, just right.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP005B
    Artist : Shocks
    Title : II
    Format: 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : November 21 2011
Witness the second coming of this mysterious Italian producer with Shocks II, totally abandoning the conventions of dance music with three more astonishing tracks comprised of heavily layered sounds, tape loops, loose percussion and meandering guitars. In his post-modern approach, Shocks orchestrates a melding of sounds musical and non, beautiful in their a-tonal harmony, obliterating any linkage to original context and leading us on a road to nowhere.

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12.03.12
    Catalogue No : ESP007
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : The Curse of Soft Rocks
    Format: Full-Length CD & Digital
    Released : November 21 2011
After years, this vinyl-wielding 4-piece originating from Brighton — the one and only Soft Rocks — have finally committed their collective wit to a slew of original tunes. Their debut album, "The Curse of Soft Rocks" is without-a-doubt a departure from the current musical climate. In an age where any laptop-savvy poseur can upload their bland nu-disco or faux-Chi-house directly to a cesspool of digitally downloadable fodder, it is more than refreshing to hear this cheaky bunch blending a mixed bag of instrumentation and obscure influences so recklessly.

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03.17.12
    Catalogue No : ESP0010
    Artist : Totebagz
    Title : Toteally Techno Trone
    Format: Limited Edition Mix CD
    Released : November 11 2011
Jailbreak at the zoo! Totebagz is the collaboration between Melbourne's Jerky Perky aka Misha Hallenbach (Perks and Mini, Bamboo Musik) and the most surfer/DJ Biscuit (Moonrocks). When they're not cycling the unknown, foraging the bush for special funghi, they're oozing tweaked cardboard box techno. On this limited edition disc, the Totebagz pile synth upon deep-fried circuitry and drum machines that have a mind of their own. This is what it sounds like when gremlins shack up inside your mixer.

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03.17.12
    Catalogue No : ESP007B
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : Magic Milk b/w Beautiful Swimmers Coconut Dub
    Format : 12" Vinyl
    Released : October 24 2011
"Magic Milk" is a sleazy weekend dancefloor monster serving as the second single in the series surrounding the Soft Rocks' debut album. Guest vocals once again provided by San Francisco post-punk hero Jorge Socarras (vocalist of Indoor Life and songwriter for Patrick Cowley). Remix duties on side-b are provided this time by Washington DC's Beautiful Swimmers. Their mid-tempo "Coconut Dub" takes the percussive nuances that are deep in the original and makes them centerpiece, surrounding it all with loose House instrumentation that achieves a tropical vibe.

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10.17.11
    Catalogue No : ESP007A
    Artist : Soft Rocks
    Title : We Hunt Buffalo Now b/w Andy Weatherall Rmx
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : October 10 2011
"We Hunt Buffalo Now" is a punky dub monster serving as the first single in a series surrounding the imminent debut album, "The Curse of Soft Rocks". Guest vocals are provided by San Francisco post-punk hero Jorge Socarras (vocalist of Indoor Life and songwriter for Patrick Cowley). In case that wasn't enough, flip her over for the genius remix by Andrew Weatherall, a bonafide glam stomper that slaps you across the face with a fuzzy bassline and greaseball guitar chords. Pure class.

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10.17.11
    Catalogue No : ESP011
    Artist : Cos/Mes & Chida
    Title : 12 Inches for Japan (I)
    Format : Limited Edition 12" (Red Vinyl)
    Released : July 18 2011
In an effort to help our dear friends in Japan, ESP Institute presents part 1 in a ltd vinyl stash, all proceeds going to Japan relief efforts. Cos/Mes brings a triumphant theatrical vocal stomper on side A with Hey Yah and Ene label boss Chida drops a dark dubby pumper on the flip with Danca. Sure to fly off the shelves, ltd edition red vinyl, no repress, boom!

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05.02.11
    Catalogue No : ESP005A
    Artist : Shocks
    Title : I
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : May 23 2010
Shocks is a project by northern Italian DJ/producer Wanmhope with his occasional partner-in-crime Max Dolphy. While fundamentally simple in approach, the dynamic maintains a deceivingly complex harmony and disharmony rendering a visceral, sometimes violent listening experience. Waves of feedback, distortion, frantic guitar noodling, vocal collage and field recordings soar like an ominous cloud over primitive, hedonistic rhythms. This one of two Shocks vinlys (preceding the full-length) sets the tone, serving as your marinade before you're thrown to the lions.

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Lovefingers on the Air
05.02.11
    Mix : Live on Noise In My Head (RRR Radio)
    Artist : Lovefingers
    Location : Melbourne, Australia
    Recorded : December 19 2010
More from the great Noise In My Head radio show on RRR Radio, Melbourne, Australia! Michael had Lovefingers on the air for a second time back in December of 2010. We've been a little tied up over here so we've just had time to post it now. Some of you may have already checked it out via our Soundcloud page, but if not you can peep the super mellow vibes here!
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05.02.11
    Catalogue No : ESP004
    Artist : Sea Power & Change
    Title : s/t
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : December 06 2010
Portuguese producer Tiago, a multi-talented musician and DJ with his attention split between many musical endeavors, makes his departure into yet another territory. Four melancholic songs, independent in mood yet collectively bring to life a beautifully vague array of contradictions. Tiago taps into our perverted subconscious, developing a cinematic approach by coupling tragic pianos with slow-motion basslines, slinky guitars against industrial drums and grandiose synthesizers over tropical percussion, all bathed in pornographic overtones.

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Cos/Mes on the Air
04.30.11
    Mix : Live on Beats in Space (WNYU)
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Location : New York City
    Recorded : November 9 2010
Cos/Mes graced Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space radio show last Tuesday, expanding our minds even further. A couple cuts from the new album were thrown in the mix alongside heaps of killer new material. If you haven't picked up the latest Cos/Mes releases you're living a life unfulfilled. As for the radio show, Check it out here!
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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP003
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Title : Gozmez Land • Chaosexotica
    Format : Full-length CD & Digital
    Released : October 19 2010
ESP Institute presents Gozmez Land -Chaosexotica-, the highly anticipated full-length album from Tokyo's Cos/Mes. This is truly something special, an exotic journey over eleven stunning tracks, beautifully constructed and holding their own individually while working as a gracefully paced album. Cos/Mes create a harmonious melting pot of contexts far beyond their contemporaries, shattering genres and leaving us happily lost. Pretense aside, this is one of the most important pieces of electronic music to emerge in ages. Artwork by ESP Institute's Mario Hugo.

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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP003D
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Title : Natural Lifespan b/w I-Bizan
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : October 19 2010
Here we have yet another vinyl release to supplement the highly anticipated Cos/Mes album. While the first three singles boasted massive A-sides backed with incredible remixes, this release contains two exquisite album cuts deserving their own slab of vinyl. Natural Lifespan (Acid Orchestra Mix) is a slice of pure bliss, a mid-tempo jam to which you can hug your friends as the sun rises. On the flip, I-Bizan (Build the Progressive Band) rides a stomping and tainted rhythm into a dark den of iniquity. Pass the lotion.

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In Memory
04.30.11
    Rest In Peace : Ari Up
Ari was (still is) a HUGE influence on me and I will never forget her music. I was lucky enough to hang out and talk one night when was I first came to New York. Much love and respect, rest in peace.
Friends & Family
04.30.11
    Artist : Mike Calvert
    Purpose : Buchla Series 200 Anniversary
    Format : Silkscreened Poster : 20"x30"
    Price : $100 USD
An age-old friend to the ESP Institute, Mike Calvert, has recently designed and silkscreened these amazing commemorative posters for the 40th anniversary of Don Buchla's legendary 200 Series Electric Music Boxes. These large format posters are signed by both Don Buchla and Mike Calvert and are suitable for framing. You can purchase them from Don Buchla himself via new Series 200e, an updated version of the original Series 200 machines, but now fully Midi functional. Updated how, you ask? Still straight up analog synthesis, still programmed with knobs and switches and patchcords, same power supply voltages, same form factors... In fact, its completely interchangeable with 200 Series modules built in the 1970s. Get ready for some tweakin'!

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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP003C
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Title : Chaosexotica b/w Welcome Stranger Dub
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : September 20 2010
The third of four singles from the immenent Cos/Mes album, Chaosexotica is perhaps the most aggressive of the bunch. A pulsing sub-bass is met with a hypnotic Gamelon melody which, over time, morphs into a trance-inducing synth hook and is absolutely other worldly. On the flip, the Welcome Stranger AKA Thomas Bullock (Rub'n'Tug, Map Of Africa, Laughing Light of Plenty, etc etc) strips the track down to a primitive psychedelic masterpiece, a thirteen minute dubbed out abstraction, totally bonkers!

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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP003B
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Title : Gozmez Land b/w TBD Remix
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : September 20 2010
The second of four singles from the forthcoming album. Cos/Mes have carved their niche and this heavy offering further cements their place in a new era of dance music. The A-side, Gozmez Land, paints a stormy and treacherous image difficult to describe with words, imagine Fitzcarraldo being driven by an enchanting House rhythm as opposed to an Opera. The B-side, a remarkable remix by village idiots TBD, will tease you relentlessly before making you weap.

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Totebagz on the Air
04.30.11
    Mix : Live on Noise In My Head (RRR Radio)
    Artist : Totebagz (AKA Perks & Biscuit)
    Location : Melbourne, Australia
    Released : Recorded : August 8 2010
More from the great Noise In My Head radio show on RRR Radio, Melbourne, Australia! Michael recently aired a guest mix from ESP's Cos/Mes and is now back in your face with a guest mix from DJ Tote Bagz aka Misha of Perks and Mini with Biscuit of Moon Rocks. You can expect Techno sounds inna home-brewed style, full-on hypno rhythms, deep and dirty. This can serve as a preview to the upcoming double mix CD collabo between PAM and ESP, just in time for the holidaze! E-Toot E-Tote!
Cos/Mes on the Air
04.30.11
    Mix : Live on Noise In My Head (RRR Radio)
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Location : Melbourne, Australia
    Released : Recorded : July 20 2010
Our good friend Michael in Melbourne, who hosts the classy Noise In My Head radio show on RRR Radio, recently aired a guest mix from ESP's golden children Cos/Mes! Perfect listening for the Summer (northern hemisphere at least), an all around a heady affair, much like Flatic's (one half Cos/Mes) amazing Soundmore Mix CD label. Put your headphones on and sail sea of tranquility!
ESP on the Air
04.30.11
    Mix : Live on Beats in Space (WNYU)
    Artist : Lovefingers
    Location : New York City
    Released : Recorded : July 26 2010
Lovefingers did a guest mix on Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space show last Tuesday. The set was dedicated to the new and upcoming ESP Institute releases, and it was quite an honour to follow Tim's the other guest, Kenji Takimi of Tokyo's legendary Crue-L records. In the mix you can hear the usual all-over-the-shop style we promote over here, including upcoming releases from Cos/Mes, Sea Power & Change (Tiago), a crazy TBD remix and Chee Shimizu's track from the recent Concentration - Vol I album. Check it out!
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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP002
    Artist : ESP Institute
    Title : Concentration - Volume I
    Format : CD [mixed]
    Released : July 19 2010
The first in our philanthropic and pedagogical series curated and programmed by Lovefingers. Concentration is a narrative blend of fifteen remixes, re-edits and obscurities contributed by our collaborators such as Abel, Alexis Le-Tan, Basso, Bumrocks, Chee Shimizu, Cos/Mes, Jonny Nash, Lee Douglas, Lexx, Lovefingers, Secret Circuit, Sesto Falconi, Tako and Tropical Jeremy. Proceeds are donated to The Harmony Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development through music study, practice and performance. Artwork by Mario Hugo.

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Stallions on the Air
04.30.11
    Mix : Live on Romantic Collection (52 min)
    Artist : The Stallions
    Location : Moscow, Russian Federation
    Recorded : June 26 2010
The Stallions (Lee Douglas & Lovefingers) stopped by for a quick radio show before a fantastic evening at Moscow's Odyssey party at the lovely Club Solyanka. Please enjoy some of our favorite early evening sounds for the Summer. Spasiba!
Opening Tonite
04.30.11
    Date : June 24 2010, 6PM-9PM
    Artist : Misha Hollenbach
    Title : Pink/Brown Stool/Stool
    Event : Opening & Book Release
    Location : Ed. VARIE/SEEMS : 208 E 7th St, NYC
Born last century, based in Melbourne, Australia, Misha Hollenbach lives and works in many languages, times and places. Hollenbach is half of the brand Perks and Mini (P.A.M.) a multi-media excursion encompassing art, design, fashion and publishing. He's also part of The Changes music/art collective. Check out Misha's opening and book release in the East Village, Thursday June 24 from 6PM-9PM (and pick up the book, edition limited 250). Don't forget to keep an eye out for a double mix CD collaboration between PAM and ESP at the end of Summer!

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Party Tonite
04.30.11
    Date : June 11 2010
    Event : Run With The Stallions
    Special Guest : Hunee (Berlin)
    Venue : subMercer
    Location : 147 Mercer St, New York City
Join the Stallions (Lee Douglas & Lovefingers) for their monthly residency in New York City. This will be the last monthly of the Summer as subMercer is closing until Fall. For this special occasion we've brought in great friend and party DJ extraordinaire, Hunee. If you're unfamiliar with Hunee's tunes (shame on you) then check his releases on Internasjonal, Permanent Vacation and W.T. Records. Top notch!
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04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP003A
    Artist : Cos/Mes
    Title : DFG (featuring Dr. Nishimura)
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : June 01 2010
The first of four singles from their forthcoming album. The duo, hailing from the Tokyo underground, combine beautifully spacial and droning arrangements with tropical vibes on DFG (featuring Dr. Nishimura of Discossession/Crue-L). On the B side we have a deep relaxing remix of album cut Heavenly Trax by Sombrero Galaxy's own Jonny Nash, followed by an extended version of another album cut From Other Space. Keep your sights on ESP for three more mind bending Cos/Mes singles and the full-length album dropping in July.

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Our Debut Release
04.30.11
    Catalogue No : ESP001
    Artist : Sombrero Galaxy
    Title : Journey To The Centre Of The Sun
    Format : 12" Vinyl & Digital
    Released : March 01 2010
Enter the Sombrero Galaxy, the collaborative effort from Jonny Nash and Tako Reyenga. Journey To The Centre Of The Sun is a moody, visceral, ethereal headspace brought to life through shimmering synths, swirling guitars and chugging basslines coupled with live percussion, clearly setting the bar higher than the bulk of contemporary electronic music. On the B side, The Stallions (Lovefingers and Lee Douglas) reinterpret the track with optimism, complimenting the original with a light and cloudy yet driving house version. Artwork by Mario Hugo.

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First Transmission
04.03.11
    Mix : Golden Age (1 hr 4 min)
    Artist : Lovefingers
Welcome to the ESP Institute!