Abel – ‘Cosmic Law’ album pre-order now at Bandcamp

Abel’s Sophomore album ‘Cosmic Law’ is now available for Pre-order at Bandcamp.

There’s a rich sense of heritage to be gained by listening to ‘Cosmic Law’. It’s the new album on Atjazz Record Company from Abel, the distinctly polished house project from renowned DJ and producer, Steve Butler. From catching the house bug in the late 80s as a devout collector, his DJ career went from strength to strength. It saw him perform across some of the UK’s most prestigious nights, not to mention internationally.

Atjazz – Track 9 (Mix 1) – Almost there…

We ask, what comes next Atjazz?, You’ve teased us for a year releasing these singular Tracks, and now we wan’t to know, what is at the end of the journey?

“You’ll have to wait and see!” Atjazz

The penultimate original in this killer Track series from Atjazz. Track 9 (Mix 1) leaves a spiritual marker in place, deep and thoughtful yet persistent musical textures and booming house beats. It’s time to close your eyes and take in the music. Atjazz is almost at the end of Part 1 in this series, there a lot more to come as he stamps his assonant trademark on route.

Give a warm welcome to… Tomahawk Bang.

We at ARCo. are very proud to introduce the mysterious warrior of sound, Tomahawk Bang.

For Tomahawk Bang, music is “Himdag” or the “way of life.” As a native of Arizona’s Onk Akimel O’odham tribe; the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Tomahawk developed his relationship with music whilst participating in traditional ceremonies on his homeland. The deeply spiritual nature of his culture serves as one of the clearest influences and most pertinent characteristics of his music. In the world of Tomahawk Bang, the music was, is, and will always be an indigenous experience.

“What first gets you into something, that never goes away. The initial inspiration… it’s mind blowing. You never forget.” –Tomahawk Bang

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At the age of thirteen, Tomahawk Bang immersed himself in hip-hop culture, transforming into a hybrid of native customs and break beats. Bboying (break dance) played a major role in his development as an artist, exposing him to avenues of self-expression he had not encountered before. In the late 90’s, house music caught the ears of Tomahawk Bang and members of his famed dance collective “Sour Patch Crew.” House music opened the door for a new type of expression in movement. After years of chasing the best house music experiences within and outside the United States, attending events as a dancer was no longer enough. By 2010 Tomahawk Bang was working on the turntables, conceiving a sound all his own.

Although his heart lies with DJing, Tomahawk Bang values music production as a vital parallel to his DJ career. As a DJ, Tomahawk Bang delves deep into the grimy cellars of underground Detroit Techno, Deep House, and Dub Tech, integrating world sounds, indigenous instruments, vintage audio samples, and all that is sonically intricate. A DJ set by Tomahawk Bang is a voyage to far off places, a one-way ticket to all the “strange” that the universe has to offer. As a producer, Tomahawk Bang gravitates towards complex instrumentals and experimental soundscapes. With over fifteen years of experience as a dancer, he creates music with the goal of movement in mind. Each song embodies a narrative, tracing his bloodlines back to the sacred days of the natural world. His music is the intersect point between our digital future, and his ancestral past.

In 2014, Tomahawk Bang released his first single “Spirit in the Water” to the bay area’s Catch the Ghost records. Closely behind were two more single releases with CTG: “Dark Emergence” and “False Pretenses,” records that exemplified Tomahawk’s momentum and growth as an electronic artist. His first EP “Spirit in the Mountain” released to Paris electronic music label BeatXChangers on May 4, 2015 and caught a wave of attention from the house music community. Amidst his accomplishments and personal aspirations in music are his plans to wholly represent the Native American community, using the “Himdag” he has cultivated to inspire the next generation of indigenous peoples to follow their passions, and express their creative talents on a larger scale.

You can now purchase Tomahawk Bang’s debut ARCo. release, The Sacrifice on iTunes.

Si Tew’s Orion EP gets worldwide praise!

Si Tew’s is become a household name in the world of electronic music. His new Orion EP has received worldwide praise from some of of electronic and dance musics heroes such as Detroit’s Carl Craig, Circo Loco’s Clive Henry, Berlin’s Andre Londemann, Groove Armada & many many more.

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Rocco – Quantum Project One

Those of you who know your house will be very well aware of this man. After 20 years in the scene, and filling stadiums across the world, French maestro Rocco lands in the UK with his latest release. A man who is used to associating with the likes of Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox and Alex Santos, Rocco is blessing Atjazz Record Company by following up his extensive canon of awe-inspiring music and granting us access to his brand new effort: P3 Jazz.

Driving beats and heavy atmosphere permeate this release and fans of Rocco will certainly recognise the clever percussion and moody riffs. As we progress deeper into Rocco’s world we find further flecks of brilliance peppered throughout the release, be it 80s-influenced pops of electro-notes or snare hits that drive into your ears and down through your spine to get those hips moving.

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Then, as Rocco ascends, we find ourselves unexpectedly introduced to some breathier, more disco-infused elements that surprise and delight you with their distinct sounds and melodies. Bring in a brass section and the deal is sealed on Rocco’s latest masterpiece.

We don’t stop there though; the release is given the full remix treatment as the ARCo. family step into the fray, bringing some jagtime-tinged smooth notes and Brazilian percussive vibes to proceedings. Then we crescendo with a mood that both enervates and uplifts to polish off a complete sonic journey for you lucky listeners to undertake.