Boot & Tax return with their second EP following the success of the sold out "Acido" EP which received a multitude of plays from a plethora of djs in a profusion of discotheques.
Shift Work wring everyday sounds into something you can dance to. Snippets of woven speech, audio fragments stitched with waves of pulsing mid-priced synths - the noise of syncopation, cheap art, ringing ears, cracked snares, accidents and oscillations. And some very tidy wiring.
After the success of their first EP “Bells from the Deep End” and their second “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, we are very happy to present the third Golden Teacher EP with another sleeve designed and made by their fair hands. Their latest release is a party record…play it loud, preferably with some lasers and strobes, and LET LOOSE.
We first met The Twins when they were hanging out in Glasgow before they were twins and were simply known as Julienne Dessagne. By the time our paths had crossed in various European capital cities they had fully developed their Twin like tendencies. A mutual appreciation was born and out of that came the suggestion that The Twins might make a record for Optimo Music. The resulting three tracks far exceeded our wildest expectations and we are incredibly proud to be presenting this Twins magnum opus to the world.
Luca Lozano, owner of Klasse Recordings presents this majestic 4 track EP on Optimo Trax. Inspired by the past but sounding the antithesis of retro. In his own words.... "The Optimo Trax EP was born out of a time when I was listening to a lot of old Bleep House and Rave, early 90s UK stuff. Growing up in Sheffield I was lucky enough to spend some time in Warp Records when it was still a record store and being around this music and the people that made it must have somehow embedded itself into my psyche."
Formed originally as a jam-based project in the ever-fertile analogue studio ‘Green Door’, Whilst jump seamlessly between free jazz, primitive electronics, dubby post-punk, North African and motorik stlyings, underpinning their sound with a strong punk ethos
Long time friends and allies of JD Twitch, Milan's Barking Dogs run the fantastic Serendeepity record shop in the basement of which lies their analogue sonic laboratory where they create live mutant funk masterpieces. Funk is an often mis-applied term but these tracks ooze it from every pore and you can literally hear the Dogs wrestling it out of their machines.
The next two Optimo Trax releases are from Milan. This first one is four HOT tracks from two self-effacing Milanese maestros. "Acido" is already shaping up to be a club classic and never fails to cause a commotion; it has been thoroughly road tested throughout summer 2013.
Optimo Music is known as a 12” label, but occasionally something rare and dangerous comes our way that compels us to release a full length album… It’s not exactly a dance album, although there is music you can dance to on it. It’s more filmic in nature, with references to legendary directors like Kubrick and Carpenter that will enthrall a film buff.
We return to Glasgow for Optimo Trax 009. Keeping the family business going so to speak, Jasper is the son of veteran and legendary Glasgow dj, Harri. While he can't help but be inspired by his dad's 30 year plus and still going strong dj career and musical knowledge, Jasper is definitely not treading on anyone's coat tails and very much has his own thing going on.
These four tracks sound as great today as when they were made, over 20 years ago by the supremely talented and still actively making music Dutchman, Maarten Van Der Vleuten (who should be a far more well known name than he is as he's responsible for oodles of marvelous 12" singles).
This is heavy, rhythmic dance music. If you are looking for slick, smooth, generic computer made tunes, this release probably isn't for you, Sugar.
Two definitive dancefloor powers collide with some dark, space, psych-out grooves. Don’t worry, there’s some melody going on here. A serious electronic feel too. The deep vibe of early acid house minimalism is abundant as well. Just listen, and all shall be revealed.
Alluring and provocative, Louise McVey & Cracks in the Concrete are just the latest in Optimo Music’s quest to find the perfect band for the next David Lynch movie.