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Rooms For Speculation

Telfort

Released: June 2018
Format: 12” EP & Digital
cat#: LIONOIL007


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The Lionoil pride reascends with a four-tracker from Edinburgh’s Telfort. His first EP for Lionoil arrives on the back of a triptych of sold out self-releases, which gained adulation and support across the globe from folks like Move D, Axel Boman, Smallpeople, Moxie, Tim Sweeney, Jane Fitz, Jacques Renault and many more.

With Telfort’s “Rooms For Speculation”, he delivers four versatile deep house cuts on a label he is no stranger to. Having appeared on the very first Lionoil 12” he regularly features on their line-ups and forms an integral part of the family’s party force in Edinburgh and further afield.

The title track opens with rapturous piano chords and stirring sample-work, before deploying burly bass stabs under wholesome rhodes deepness. “Some Other Time” accelerates on, sweeping through layers like a dreamy dystopian car chase. On the flip, “Barberweed” turns the temperature up to ‘peak summer scorcher’ as dulcet samples float above another of Telfort’s boundless basslines tempered with those spiky 909s. Lastly, “Exploding Car” mellows off the EP, despatching a warming orchestra of dusty strings, a driving weapon for the warmup.

This essential summer record is undoubtedly Telfort’s most accomplished to date, cementing his deep idiosyncratic style.


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Love Is An Algorithm

Passmore

Released: November 2017
Format: 12” EP & Digital
cat#: LIONOIL006


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Hold on to your sideburns, we're bringing another debut EP to market in the form of Edinburgh local Passmore!

Jammed full of lairy disco chops, powerful aural emojis and tearaway string lines - these are no messing, all-year-round, hands in the air, tear jerking belters.

Guest appearance from handsome Berliner Philip Budny, donning his mellow shades for a remix on the flip.


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Lionoil EP

Philip Budny

Released: July 2017
Format: 12” EP & Digital
cat#: LIONOIL005


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We're over the moon to be presenting Philip Budny’s debut record - 3 dreamy cuts of melancholic synth lines, spritely seagulls, bubbly marimbas, breezy arps and potent drums; with a bongo-fuelled reshuffle from Church pal Seb Wildblood inspired by one late night at our eponymous dancing institution Sneaky Pete's. Make no mistake - this one's for the club.

Move D’s been feeling the test pressing a lot. Join in - and don’t forget your sun cream!


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Three Hundred Big Boys

Thinktank

Released: June 2017
Format: 12” EP & Digital
cat#: LIONOIL004


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For Lionoil’s 4th outing, formerly supine Edinburgh top cat Thinktank takes us on a dive around his subaquatic crib, drifting between it's many chambers - each one stranger and more manic than the next. 

Within this flooded house are cupboards of digi-dub hysteria, boxes of ginger-snap crunchy electro and an attic full of flailing blippy techno that Thinktank has offered to dancefloors outside and above. Three tracks cut at 45 for the club, built for enhancing maritime mindfulness and amphibian serenity. 

First up, ‘Salve' protects our skin and soothes our egos. Flip it over and deadly digi-dub rain-dance ceremony 'Computers Need More Africa’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Finally, 'Underwater Allies' is Thinktank’s entrance theme/warrior’s dance/getting out of the shower groove.

Hold your breath and embrace the chill - we’ll supply the goggles.


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Lionoil EP

FYI Chris

Released: August 2016
Format: 12” EP & Digital
cat#: LIONOIL003


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The Lionoil pride return from a heady trip to the most liminal reaches of human comprehension and have brought back something special from their travels.

They welcome Peckham’s finest, FYI Chris - the janus of jam, the hydra of hip and the two newest members of the East coast Caledonian cosmic cohort! With them they bring the 'Lionoil EP' - a dirge of disco dragon chasers and hermetic house hangovers.

No dipping the toes gently into this one, dive deep and fully submerge...


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