DROWNING IN EXCUSES EP
Release Date: May 6, 2013 BUY IT NOW
Drowning in Excuses - Tim Xavier remix
Drowning in Excuses
Coming Up for Air
District of Corruption is back! After 2 year hiatus we are older, bolder, and wiser. We are returning to our roots with modern purist techno designed for the main room. Aaron Hedges, DoC label boss, has been busy with his house label, Geno Records, and has numerous releases and remixes forthcoming on Geno, Teenage Riot, Igloo, and Congaloid. Aaron has been hiding out in the studio and it has started to pay off, along with an album project in the works.
"Original mix is nice. Classic tech vibes. Will play."
Alland Byallo (Liebe*Detail, Dirt Crew)
"I really enjoyed your original version on DoC, deep, warm but driving!"
Norman Nodge (MDR)
" Original is very hot for the floor, superb house house"
Craig Stewart (Fabric / Acyl)
"Very, Very nice!"
Dave Torov (CSM)
"I like Burnt Chrome. Reminds me of some Basic Channel stuff."
"Great tight and dubby original!"
Ed Davenport (Liebe*Detail / DoC)
"Remix is fun!"
Someone Else (Foundsound)
"Great EP, B1 is my favourite, nice oldschool track and great sound ! ;)"
" Sehr schn!"
Fraenzen Texas (Upon You)
"Cool release, i'll test it out. Nice groove ; )"
Jamie "Hypercoulour" Russel (Hypercolour)
ADDITIONAL DJ SUPPORT BY: Richie Hawtin, Butane, Laurent Garnier, Lars Behrenroth, Brothers Vibe
Burnt Chrome - Aaron Hedges and Simon Beeston rmx
MULE THE B3 EP
"Mule is cool...thnx."
- Charles Webster (Peacefrog / NRK Sound Division)
"Cool low-slung grooves. Will try these out."
- Brendon Moeller (Echochord / Third Ear)
- Mark Henning (Freude am Tanzen / Trapez)
"Excellent cuts! Will play this weekend, for sure. Walker's the man!!! 5/5"
- Alland Byallo (Nightlight Music / Liebe*Detail)
"Good tunes, will play those for sure"
- Agoria (Different / PIAS France)
- Jeremy P. Caulfield (Dumb-Unit)
"Love Shimmy Shank! Big ups walker!! Totally my cup of tea and will play for defs!!!"
- Mano Le Tough (DoC / Inernasjonal)
- Someone Else (Foundsound Records)
"Great Ep, support !"
- Bloody Mary (Sender / Contexterrior)
"Really like Shimmy Shank cool grooves."
- Miss Jools (Mobilee Records)
"Nice organic house grooves. Bring the funk!"
- Simon Beeston (DoC / Highgrade)
"Congrats to Walker on this great record! Both tracks have that special something, and i'm sure we're going to be hearing this a lot over the summer months!"
- Ed Davenport (DoC / Liebe*Detail)
"Mule the B3 is great"
- Dave Turov (CSM)
ADDITIONAL DJ SUPPORT BY: Danny Tenalia, Ryan Crosson, Konrad Black
Mule the B3
AARON HEDGES AND DAN D
TRANSPARENT MOTIVES EP
"Crowd reaction will be good i imagine. Favourite track A1. Need the right place and time to play this as you have to let the whole track play to get the story. Deep and sexy tech house."
- Josh Wink (Ovum Records)
"Nice, will try this out"
- Peter Kruder (G Stone / Macro)
"Really like both tracks, deep, melodic, full support"
- Fabrice Lig (Third Ear / Playhouse / Versatile Records)
"I gotta say, Transparent Motives is one sexy piece of music with that rolling bassline and emotive chords, and Tragulous takes it deep in a way I didn't expect. Great release!"
- Dan Curtin (Mobilee Records / Metamorphic)
"I like both tracks in there -- great stuff"
- Laurent Garnier (F Communication)
- Minilogue (Cocoon records / Wagon Repair / Get Physical)
"A-Side s nice. Wll give it a try"
- John Selway (CSM)
"Tragulous is real cool"
- Jamie Russel (Hypercolour)
"Tragulous is great! Funky and spacious!"
- Ed Davenport (DoC / Liebe Detail)
"Love the sweet percussive changes, strong basslines and drifting melodies. Support."
- Simon Beeston (DoC / Highgrade)
ADDITIONAL DJ SUPPORT: RICHIE HAWTIN, DJ T, TROY PIERCE
MY PARAMOUR EP
"Regalia is one of my favorite Ed Davenport tracks to date, as interesting as it is driving and functional, very unique feeling to the big chord break. Full Support!"
- Dan Curtin (Mobilee, Metamorphic)
"Regalia is the one for me! Solid production!"
- Brendon Moeller (Third Ear, Wave)
"Great e.p ! Two nice tracks, full support !"
- Fabrice Lig / Soul Designer (Third Ear, Playhouse, Versatile Records)
"Regalia is a great big floor choon! played it last sat and it rocked!"
- Kiki (Bpitch Control)
"Really like ed..s "regalia". Will chart and play!"
- Eurokai (Liebe Detail)
"Regalia: serious big room music the organ gives it a different spin. Paramour : another one for the big systems."
- Swayzak (Studio! K7)
"These are great and fresh tracks ! Thanks ..."
- Jeremy P. Caulfield (Dumb-Unit)
"Killer beats on Regalia! Will play!"
- Brothers Vibe (Mixx Records)
"B-side for me, big room peak hands in the air bizness."
- Jeff Samuel (Trapez, Pokerflat)
"Wicked!!! Love both trax. Emotional and deep yet with a push. Full support!!!"
- Joel Mull (Drumcode, Liebe Detail)
"Brilliant release by Ed Davenport. Paramour is a serious jam. Can't wait to play it out. Full support. Excellent work."
- Adultnapper (Simple Records, Audiomatique)
"Fat shit. I play out paramour.. thanks!"
- Ruede Hagelstein (The Cheapers / Upon You)
ELEVATION FUNK EP
**** RECORD OF THE MONTH @ RAVELINE MAGAZINE 10/09 ****
"B-side sounds very promising. I would love to test it out."
- Efdemin (Dial)
"I really like both tracks! I love Peter's sound all the time."
- DJ Koze (Kompakt)
"Elevation funk I love a lot...super"
- Elen Allien (BPitch Control)
- Chloe (Kill The DJ / Robert Johnson)
- Cassy (Perlon)
"I am really into Segultech. Elevation Funk is really deep and hypnotic as well, I like!"
- Deetron (Music Man)
"Elevation funk is lovely"
- Butane (Alphahouse / Minus)
"Segultech is the one I will be playing, will work well to get things moving at the start of a set!"
- Dan Curtin (Metamorphic / Mobillee)
"Yes, I like specially Segultech, nice track !"
- Fabrice Lig/ Soul Designer (Versatile, Third Ear, F-Com, Playhouse, Trapez)
"Cool deep tripping trax from peter. nice!!"
- Ed Davenport (Liebe Detail, Pokerflat, These Days)
"I really like 'Elevation Funk', very deep and moody but still with a dancefloor groove"
- Bart Van Neste (We Play House Records)
"Classy, elegant stuff by Peter - as usual! Loving both tracks."
- Falko Brocksieper (Substatic / Karloff)
"Both tracks will get play - nice work!"
- Brother's Vibe (Freak n' Chic, Moon Harbour, Freerange, Curle)
"Really liking this release, each track is well produced and has a thick vibe. Both will work well for the deeper moments in my sets."
- Brett Johnson (Aesoteric / Classic / Cynosure / Frankie / Resopal)
"Elevation Funk gefallt mir in seiner sproeden Schoenheit. Gibt im Detail viel zu entdecken :)"
- Finn Johansson (Macro Records)
"Die a-seite ist ein hammer, sehr sehr toll. grosse deepness + super groove. volle punktzahl. b-seite ist auch super und bedient einen meiner lieblings-mini-trends im moment: neuer techno mit house-fundament, das von den letzten 2 jahren deepness ganz viel gelernt hat. oder so. bin jedenfalls froh, dass man wieder schne deepe tracks ohne bongos, blser und spachsample-endloswiederholungen kriegen kann."
- Martin Schaffhuser (Ware Records)
"Segultech is really cool. I will feature in my radio show next week."
- Martin Eyerer (KlingKlong)
"Both tracks are deep stellar freakiness."
- Dave Turov (CSM)
ADDITIONAL DJ SUPPORT: MARTIN EYERER, JOHN SELWAY, SOMEONE ELSE, JEREMY KYPTA
"999 PEBBLES RMX EP"
(DOC DIGI 001)
"Great,,,good stuff,,really love the vibe,,," - Miss Jools / Sleeper Thief (Mobilee)
"Like it! Thanks, will most definitely be playing it" - Agaric (We Are)
"Really cool man! I ike hedges remix the most - gets proper trippy towards the end;) Solid work." - Ed Davenport (Liebe Detail)
"The rmx of beaner is groovy and good for the dancefloor :)) " - Bloody Mary (Sender)
"The digital release is cool! I would LOVE to hear these tracks when I'm out and about. :)" - Someone Else (Found Sound)
"....I like the Peebles Remix!" - Benno Blome (Sender)
999 Pebbles (Hedges and Beaner Ketatek Schlampe rmx)
999 Pebbles (Beaners 666 Bubbles rmx)
Very strong tracks! Will play every time." - Laurent Garnier (F Communication/the Hacienda)
I enjoyed listening to the original mix of "Delusion" revealing righteous energy, deepness, warmth, likewise coolness, and a lascivious bass murmur. - Peter Weis (Narcotic Syntax, Perlon, WIR)
Sounds promising. keep it up. - Stephan Lieb (MRI, Resopal Schallware)
Nice n Groovy - Mike Monday (Freerange)
The dub mix is a great track nice builder big room tune,; will play for sure full support. - Groove Armada (Ultra)
I really like the original! - Someone Else (Foundsound)
Many thanks for these 2 trax. I'm really digging both and not sure which I'll play more. - Robin Porter (Immigrant Industries)
Full support on the Argy remix from me! Going to play that one a lot! - Patrick Bateman (Tic Tac Toe)
ADDITIONAL DJ SUPPORT: Benno Blome, GummiHz, Dj Deep, Mark Henning, Robert Ownes, Nuno dos Santos, Tommy Four Seven
Delusion (Argy's Big Room Dub)
Good tracks. I prefer Steve Millers Beach. Was on repeat a few times and didn't notice :) Pretty hypnotic stuff. - Agaric (We Are)
He's a midnight toker .. i feel it .. ! - Jeremy Caufield (Dumb Unit)
Support! I love the tweaked out synths in 'Sexwale' - its got a grinding pump that will keep the floor busy for sure and no two bars are the the same. - Ed Davenport (Liebe Detail)
I like the Steve Miller beach but it seems that this beach is quiet a dangerous place with a lot of surprises?? - Anja Schneider (Mobilee)
This shit is heady! - Someone Else (Found Sound)
Awsome, I dig the ep! very nice man....great production....specially dig member of african congress. thanks for sending! - Appendics Shuffle (Trapez Ltd., Auralism)
Deine trax sehr GROSS!!! Weiter machen! - Dima (Bar 25 / Beatstreet)
Nice - i like the track with the long name (..african.. something) - Mark Henning (Freunden am Tanzen / Found Sound)
CD - OUT NOW
VINYL 1 (DOC25) - MAY 26
VINYL 2 (DOC 26) - JUNE 9
VINYL 1 (DIGI FORMAT) - JUNE 9
VINYL 2 & FULL CD (DIGI FORMAT) - JUNE 23
"These tracks are meticulously calibrated and elegantly involing; and even at their most kinetic." - The Wire (US/UK)
"7 Years doesn't work on along the beauty/sadness axis reserved for the likes of Junior Boys. Her music is more sullen with hints of something otherworldly. Most of Kiyama's songs sound close to minimal locked grooves but with subtle variations in one or two of the elements. When this works well, it's both hypnotic and opium-like." - Resident Advisor
"Was den oft perkussiven Longplayer in seiner Dramaturgie besonders macht, ist die Tatsache, dass sich die Japanerin nur selten offensichtlich auf den Club konzentriert. Stattdessen fordert sie mit nicht zu direkt drckenden Bassdrums ein von der Tanzflche losgelstes Hren ein." - Groove (DE)
"With laptop and MIDI controller in tow, she works her live sets into intricately woven expanses of funk." - Mixmag (UK)
"Kiyama has a knack for turning her abstract gloom into magnificently slinky, trippy music." - The Guardian (UK - 4/5 Stars)
"Everyone's favourite techno-geek drops her debut [album] on District of Corruption, showing that she's as adept at making a bold seventy minute journey, as at churning out banging 12's like Isotope." - The Skinny (UK)
"...This is one of the best club orientated albums I've heard for a long time with it's deep, dark and trippy techno shining above some very mediocre music around recently." - M8 (UK)
"Well worth checking out, now and in the future. 5/5 stars" - Sound Judgement
"Great Album!! Playing Ant already!!" - Loco Dice (Cadenza, Cocoon)
"Ant is a real Jam!" - Butane (Alphahouse)
"8/10 played at DC10" - Andrew Grant (Circo Loco, Plastic City)
"Glad to hear Alex is still breaking loose from conformity! These tracks
remind me of his live sets, full of tweaked out mechanical fx, twisting and
freaking.... keeping it different and forging a real personal sound! Loving
the reactions from 'Oshhh' - Always mental! Keep it up!" - Ed Davenport (Liebe detail/Gumption/Leftroom)
"Quirky and fun" - Dan Curtin (Tuning Spork / DoC)
The title track of this release, "Sweet Sorrow," is a farewell to the post 9/11 US for DOC label owner, Aaron Hedges. "When Washington reached a point where I could not walk into a record store and buy a techno record I asked myself what am I still doing here?" states Hedges. DOC has permanently relocated to Berlin. You almost feel the pains of moving yourself with the title track, "Sweet Sorrow." ? farewell to friends, family, country but with the joy and hope of a better life. Purely emotive techno one that track! "Scientology" is a super funky tech house track that will surprise and entertain techno, house, and progressive heads alike. Lastly, "PDX Rox" is a re-exploration of 808 / 909 minimalist percussion with nasty acid sounds and hardcore drum programming; dancers beware!
Jambi's Changing States E.P. was written in just that way, he literally was relocating from the post-September 11 states to the graffiti laden city of Berlin. Being a foreign national, Jambi left the states seeking the political and artistic asylum of the berliner Luft. The first track, Inaction, is anything but! Rather it's a 4 to the floor funky techno melt down designed to drown a dancefloor with sweat. Reaction is the record you want to drop to win the party over. Bring down the house with this sleek and sexy tech-house dirty bomb. Lastly, Action, will keep balance right as it's hypnotic grooves and eerie melodies sneak into your heart.
Le B.F.K.'s premiere release has already turned clubs inside out internationally. It has been spun by the likes Larry Tee at his now infamous "Berliniamsburg" parties and has even gained the attention of Kid 606 of Tigerbeat. DOC's Aaron Hedges has dropped this E.P. on unsuspecting party goers on dancefloors from Capetown to Berlin.
Le B.F.K. has performed internationally in Paris & at the second Electroclash festival in NYC. The Not Without My Daughter title track vocalist, Snatcharella, is now in jail. The remaining members, Petrie la Mode and Girard Fairmont XIV continue on with lyrical insanity about sexual fetishes, J-Pop culture, and a searing social commentary on Northern America's growing bareback community.
Jambi's remix appeals to techno, italo, and progressive heads alike whereas Aaron's remix takes Le B.F.K.'s tounge-in-cheek electro craziness to another level with driving minimal funky-techno beats. This is the realness bitches.
ALWAYS MONDAY EP
Jambi's premiere release promises to make waves in the techno arena. Jambi's remix work was featured on the last Jeff Mills mix cd and his original production has gotten the attention of Richie Hawtin, Justin Robertson, Christian Smith, Tobi Neumann, Dinky, and Magda. District of Corruption founder, Aaron Hedges has featured this E.P nationally on XM Radio.
Conceptually the Nohouse E.P. requires the listener to know house. Jambi strips down familiar house elements and fuses them into a funky-techno maelstrom. 'Always Monday' (a1) is a driving groovy tech track that was inspired by Christian Smith and Viktor Mizo's 3-year strong weekly; Tronic Treatment. Aaron Hedges gives 'Always Monday' (a2) the DOC spin with pulsating dirty beats, acid madness, and hauntingly lucid vocals about party burnout. 'Next One Is Real' (b1) is a four to the floor big room tribal techno stormer. The closing track, 'Rejack' (b2) is a stainless steel joint with massive crossover appeal to both techno and house camps guaranteed to make you jack your body.