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XK025 sees a fresh label debut in the form of Cloudsteppers - a collaboration between Toronto based artists Ciel and Dan Only. Born out of an impromptu jam session at Dan Only's NDG 208 Studio in late 2019, the pair quickly hit it off. Ciel brought her trusty Korg ESX-1 sampler, and alongside Dan Only's arsenal of vintage synths and samplers, they quickly wrote the first two cuts of what would eventually turn into the first Cloudsteppers EP. After getting great feedback from playing them on tour and sharing with friends, the pair wrote the last two cuts when lockdown restrictions loosened during the summer of 2020. Both artists are instinctively melodically-inclined producers, so for this release they tried to focus more of their attention on the drums and fx, while limiting the amount of melodic parts in each track. Working within those parameters resulted in what is now their debut EP. Title track, “The Limit”, is a huge undulating cut of 160bpm energy - it shimmies effortlessly between skittish jungle, breakbeat and techno rhythms, centred around a tripped out sample of Manchester’s finest physicist, Brian Cox. “Slinky Bork” brings a distinctly UK Tech House flavour reminiscent of Housey Doingz, Get Fucked and others of the Wiggle/Euka House era - underpinned by a solid 4x4, subtle rhythms and spacey atmospherics abound. On the flip, “Diva Loops”goes in hard with a pounding kick, warbling bass and some massive clattering drums before breaking out into a playful melodic refrain. Closing things out, “Trigger Happy” is another functional 4x4 club cut full of skippy tech styles and punchy rhythms. A dreamy melody floats along into a tension building crescendo, complete with massive reese-ish bassline. Big!

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Release Date

30.05.2022

Cat No

XK025

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Neo Trance
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12“
Maara
14.95 €
Spiral 2 The Other Side X-Kalay
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Disco
12“
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Maara
14.95 €
Spiral 2 The Other Side X-Kalay
House
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12“
Escape Artist
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Wanna Dance? X-Kalay
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House
12“
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Escape Artist
12.95 €
Wanna Dance? X-Kalay
Techno
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12“
LT
10.95 €
Disc Trail X-Kalay
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Techno
12“
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LT
10.95 €
Disc Trail X-Kalay
Techno
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12"
Qnete
11.95 €
Club Imagination EP X-Kalay
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Techno
12"
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Qnete
11.95 €
Club Imagination EP X-Kalay
Acid House
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12"
Adam Pits
12.95 €
Piston Pump X-Kalay
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House
12"
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Adam Pits
12.95 €
Piston Pump X-Kalay
Acid Techno
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12"
Andy Garvey
12.95 €
More Than Meets The Eye X-Kalay
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Techno
12"
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Andy Garvey
12.95 €
More Than Meets The Eye X-Kalay
DubStep Reggae Style
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12"
Kahn
13.95 €
Dread / Late Night Blues Deep Medi Musik
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Bass Music
12"
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Kahn
13.95 €
Dread / Late Night Blues Deep Medi Musik
DubStep
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12“
Dubbing Sun & more
13.95 €
Armageddon / Inspiration [pink marbled vinyl Moonshine
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Bass Music
12“
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Dubbing Sun & more
13.95 €
Armageddon / Inspiration [pink marbled vinyl Moonshine
UK Garage
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12"
Sage de Lestrogén
14.95 €
Femme Fatale EP Breaks 'N' Pieces
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House
12"
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Sage de Lestrogén
14.95 €
Femme Fatale EP Breaks 'N' Pieces
Grime
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12”
Kid D
14.95 €
Timing EP AP Life
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HipHop / Rap
12”
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Kid D
14.95 €
Timing EP AP Life
Transcultured
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EP
DNGDNGDNG & Prisma
24.95 €
Pliegues TraTraTrax
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World
EP
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DNGDNGDNG & Prisma
24.95 €
Pliegues TraTraTrax
DubStep
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12"
Crowley
13.95 €
Quill EP Basskruit
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Bass Music
12"
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Crowley
13.95 €
Quill EP Basskruit