OUT SOON AND AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS NOW . " JOHNNY 320 EP " by VOLTA CAB and featuring remixes by Juanpablo & Hesperius Draco

Madrid. St Petersburg. Frigio is hooking up with Russian electronic explorer Volta Cab for a four tracker of shadowy disco darkness. 

12” Vinyl – 300 copies

Thick drum patterns are shot through with strobe as “Johnny 320” enters the room. Swaggering onto the floor, this greased thug means business. Samples mutter intent as grooves grind and twist their way into the late hours. Juanpablo lowers the lights for his remake. Rhythms richochet and basslines loom in this lewd and dramatic track, a piece born in the grit and sweat of the floor under a haze smoke. The lights are kept low for the flip. “Immortal Fix” spikes and spins, laser beam synthlines cut through rumbling chords with snares that do more than just bear teeth. Italy’s Hesperius Draco closes Johnny 320 with giallo horror grandeur. Beats and words are shrouded in lilting strings for this sinister curtain fall.

 

 releases December 11, 2017

 

AVAILABLE FOR SALE  " THE  LAST HOUR EP " by TECWAA and featuring a fantastic remix by no other than CHARLES MANIER ...

Frigio consistently plumb the depths of electronics to find new material, and this time the Madrid imprint has unearthed, in the murky currents, a real gem. Tecwaa is the solo project of York based producer Paul Fawcett, a musician who discovered his sound in the North England techno scene and went on to nurture it with movie scores, Detroit techno and homegrown electronica.

12” Vinyl – 250 copies

His debut brings together three pieces of original machine music alongside a very special remix. The menacing “The Eighth Circuit” broods into being. Looming synthwork is further darkened by distant vocals, house percussion keeping time in this sinister opener. “Mantra & Machine” has similar attributes. Adopting clean rhythms, the track refuses to sit comfortably in any genre pigeonhole as Tecwaa weaves a work of cerebral depth. Charles Manier introduces the flip with his take on “Fervour”, Tadd Mullinix returning to Frigio for the first time since his superb remix as JTC of Juanpablo’s “Dream” in 2010. A funk laden work of hip hop breaks and industrial distortion where Manier explores blackened moods and horrorshow grooves. The original of “Fervour” closes, showing another side of Fawcett’s style, BPMs drop as foundations are laid bare in this stark conclusion.

Available for sale HERE

 

SALIDA 5 DE JULIO !! PLAYTIME EP DE MICK CLARKE (remixes de Heinrich Dressel & Juanpablo) - FRV025

Frigio Records se remonta a tiempo para su último lanzamiento, unos 38 años en el pasado. En aquel entonces un joven hombre de Newcastle estaba experimentando con instrumentos electrónicos tempranos y sintetizadores. Mick Clarke es su nombre y casi cuarenta años más tarde todavía está en él. Dos temas han sido tomados de los juegos semanales de Clarke, cada uno dado un pedacito de pulimento moderno de la bota de Heinrich Dressel de MinimalRome y de Juanpablo del padre de Frigio.

  

Edición de vinilo de 12 "- 250 copias

“Walls of the Night” is a blissed out work of ambient prog rock abstraction. Think rumbling horror score and soaring guitar strings. Heinrich Dressel offers a giallo dipped remix. The building bars of the original are maintained, beats added for ballast and darkened organ keys for a remake etched with murderous intent. The flip is introduced by the dreamy “Time Is Now.” Slender synthlines intertwine with gentle strings in a cerebral work. Juanpablo tweaks the 1979 material. Syrupy acid lines swim in meandering currents, a thick beat keeping time in murky waters of modulations and undulations.

Available for sale HERE

 

 OUT MARCH 13TH !!  DUSK EP BY PRAGMA (ft Esplendor Geométrico Rmx) - FRV024

"Dusk Ep" by Pragma (Ft. Esplendor Geometrico remix) New solo project by TeZ Maurizio Martinucci who´s being warmly welcomed back into the Frigio fold. Following his work with Most Significant Beat, this Italian artist, and member of Clock DVA since 2010, is flying solo on new wings: Pragma.

12” Vinyl Edition – 200 copies

Martinucci examines, scrutinises and magnifies mechanics. And under such inspection all things change. Drums blossom into serrating melodies. Snares, hi hats, toms blur into one as they are distilled into a heady brew. At times this reduction is sour and sharp, as in the cruel cud of “Ospel”, at others its strangely smooth like in “Dusk.” The lines that divide electronics and techno all but disappear, dissolved into insignificance under Pragma ́s barren palette. “Espex” is stripped. Percussion is dipped in distortion, bass bleached by hiss as the reductionist manifesto is applied. An artist cut from the same caustic clothe closes. Arturo Lanz of Esplendor Geometrico amplifies the fuzz and static of “Espex”, shaving away all decoration to leave all but a harrowing husk of cables, wires and pain.

Available for sale HERE

 

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST RELEASES BY JUANPABLO/ARD2, SNEAKER AND HESPERIUS DRACO

Juanpablo/ Ard2 - Gliptolito Ep - Frigio 021 - 12” Vinyl Edition  -  Handmade details on artwork

Gliptolito sees Frigio return to its beginnings whilst making a bold statement of future intent. This time in collaboration with Seti Recordings for a split release by the heads of both labels. Juanpablo shares the platter with ArD2, the team of Ekis and Penélope Martín (of NSRB-11 and Zwischenwelt.)

Label boss Juanpablo opens with his ever evolving sound. Rasping beats and subtle key changes are warmed by basslines in the cerebral “Ica”. “There is a Silence” comes from a similarly esoteric place, gentle chords shimmering against glitchy undercurrents and clean drums. ArD2 follow up their 2010 appearance on Frigio with two tracks of complex machine funk. Sidelined is their trademark electro sound as the pair lean towards electronica and broken percussion for “Winter.” Colder tones arrive with “Utopia”, sublime string work warming them through to bring “Gliptolito” to a close.

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Sneaker - The Midas Touch Ep - Frigio 022 - 12” Vinyl Edition  -  Handmade details on artwork

Happy disco or chirpy funk edits these ain’t. Instead the Rat Life man unearths three dark obscurities and further blackens their already sinister sounds.
“Playground” by Click Click first came out in 1988. Sneaker maintains the tension, the steady and strained notes as vocals tell a tale of shrouded menace. Ralph Lundsten opens the flip, his 1970 track “Through A  Landscape of Mirrors” is bolstered with snapping rhythms, synths are smeared and wrenched  as the twisted hand of Dunkeltier takes control. The last instalment, first released on Ant-Zen in 2006, is Geneviève Pasquier’s “Fairy Tale.” A gritty track of reduced industrial essences, the original has been extended and further muddied for ready-made dancefloor corruption.

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Hesperius Draco (aka Alessandro Parisi) - Actus Tragicus 2Lp - Frigio 023-2LP1

Donning the ceremonial robes, the conventions of house, techno and horror soundtracks are blurred as past, present and future merge. Stalking darkness and light, bordering the divine and profane, “Actus Tragicus” pulls the dancefloor into the murky shadows of Rome. Ritualistic chants, chilling choirs and hissing beats are brewed across two slabs of vinyl. BPMs dip and rise as Hesperius Draco takes you on a winding journey through the catacombs of his world.

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OUT NOVEMBER 2016

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Artist: Juanpablo / ArD2

Title: “Gliptolito” (Ep)

Format: 12” Vinyl

Ref: FRV021 - STR002

200 copies – Hand made details on artwork

Gliptolito sees Frigio return to its beginnings whilst making a bold statement of future intent. This time in collaboration with Seti Recordings for a split release by the heads of both labels. Juanpablo shares the platter with ArD2, the team of Ekis and Penélope Martín (of NSRB-11 and Zwischenwelt.)

Label boss Juanpablo opens with his ever evolving sound. Rasping beats and subtle key changes are warmed by basslines in the cerebral “Ica”. “There is a Silence” comes from a similarly esoteric place, gentle chords shimmering against glitchy undercurrents and clean drums. ArD2 follow up their 2010 appearance on Frigio with two tracks of complex machine funk. Sidelined is their trademark electro sound as the pair lean towards electronica and broken percussion for “Winter.” Colder tones arrive with “Utopia”, sublime string work warming them through to bring “Gliptolito” to a close.

33 bpm

Side A by Juanpablo

A1. Ica

A2. There is a Silence (ft Susan Lemon)

Side B by ArD2

B1. Winter

B2. Utopia

 

 OUT  MAY 2016 !

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Artist: Le Chocolat Noir (ft remixes by June & Cute Heels )

Title: “Transform” (Ep)

Format: 12” Vinyl (200 copies)

Ref: FRV020

Following a brief stint in Italy with Hesperius Draco, Frigio Records is on the road again, this time crossing the Adriatic to hook up with Le Chocolat Noir. The Croatian artist, known for Disco Panonia and his work as Honored Matres, is no stranger to Frigio, having featured on All Stars Vol 1 in 2014.

“Transform Ep” is introduced by the industrial mental sounds of “Greedy Pets” and followed by a new name to the roster as June delivers his interpretation of it. A grimy wave edge is pursued by the Greek machine man for a driving take. Drums slip and bass rumbles in a tense and terse piece of gritty music. Then Le Chocolat Noir offers the dark and looming “N.E.T.”. Blackened lyrics are sampled as thick bars of synth and licks of acid make for a menacing curtain fall on side A.

On the flip side, the steely claps and burbling bass are rinsed in metal for the gleaming EBM infused “Doing Dishes” with vocals ghost beneath the currents. Following up, vocals picked up by Colombia’s Cute Heels as the electronic savant debuts on Frigio for a simmering aquatic remix.

33 bpm

 A1. Greedy Pets

A2. Greedy Pets (June TZ remix)

A3. N.E.T.

B1. Doing Dishes (Instrumental Edit)

B2. Doing Dishes (Cute Heels remix) 

 

WATCH GREEDY PETS (JUNE TZ REMIX) VIDEO !!

 

OUT DECEMBER 2015 !

Artist: Hesperius Draco (aka Alessandro Parisi) 

Title: “Northern Sages” (Ep) 

Format: 12” Vinyl (300 copies – Full color sleeve)

Ref: FRV019

Frigio Records are delighted to announce that Alessandro Parisi is once again donning the darkened robes of Hesperius Draco. "Northern Sages Ep" ft Drvg Cvltvre rmx!! 12" vinyl.

Following the acclaimed “Cathar Rhythms” this supremely talented Italian artist delivers. The five track mini- album continues the Draco search to balance tainted techno, sinister synth and soulful sounds.

The underhanded rumblings of “Tronitum Domini” introduces before filth encrusted bass blurs the menacing visage of “Mjolnir”, claps scarring the already grimacing sounds. To end the first side, the medieval blast of “ASI Kingdom (Mitt Hjerte)” is track that makes the difference. Blackened clouds build for the intense and tapering “Fenrir Eye.” Those skies crack with thunder as the finale is conjured by analogue alchemist Drvg Cvltvre.

33 bpm

A1. Tronitum Domini 

A2. Mjolnir 

A3. ASI Kingdom (Mitt Hjerte) 

B1. Fenir Eyes (Drvg Cvltvre Remix) 

B2. Fenir Eyes

 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO !!

 

FRIGIO LABEL NIGHTS !!

Frigio will return to Germany next September for 2 label nights and great performances by:

Fr 25 Sep @ Griessmuehle, Berlin with:

Room: Mick Wills, Le Chocolat Noir (Live), Juanpablo, Sneaker. Terrace: Vinilette & Jasss.

Sa 26 Sep @ Altes Wettbüro, Dresden with:

Le Chocolat Noir (Live), Juanpablo & Sneaker.

 

OUT NOW ON FRIGIO !!

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Artist: Most Significant Beat

Title: “Geometric State Compilation” (Lp)

Format: 12” Vinyl (Ltd. 300 numbered copies)

Artist: Most Significant Beat

Ref: FRV018

300 numbered copies – Handmade serigraphy prints and details on cover – Includes Poster (30cm x 30cm)

What did the pioneers of Industrial and Synth Wave do when the age of Techno dawned in the early nineties? The simple answer is, some made Techno. Well that’s what Clock DVA’s Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) and Esplendor Geometrico’s Saverio Evangelista did back in the day as Most Significant Beat. This project has lain dormant for more than twenty years but has been dusted down, given a stiff drink and set to wax by Frigio Records. All tracks were recorded in between 1996 – 2000 and were released on CD for Geometrik Records years back except the first track “Geometric State” which is unreleased. “Geometric State” is the first finding. Rasp and resonance click and gasp. Gears grind and grate as the track blooms into a fledgling piece of thought-filled Techno. Jittering samples introduce “Amy Tekno” as a floor filling Electro takes hold. No parameters are adhered to, seeing as parameters hadn’t been set; instead Most Significant Beat establish their own. “Black Industry” conjures up the ghosts of the assembly line, sonic wraiths which haunt their way into the crack and thump of “SMB Nukleus Patternz.” The EP is sealed with the rhythmic ramblings of “Dose 1 – Brain Booster.” A cacophony of cymbals careen headlong into hi-hats as the duo deliver a warped and wonderful work of post-New Beat. Rediscovered prototypes from the founding fathers of electronic music.

33 bpm

A1. Geometric State
A2. Amy Tekno
A3. Black Industry
B1. Madrid Mix Part 3
B2. SMB (Nukleuz Patternz)
B3. Dose 1 – Brain Booster

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Frigio Label Nights in Germany to come on April !!

Two dates confirmed for a our Frigio Nights in April /w Juanpablo, Sneaker and Hesperius Draco aka Alessandro Parisi LIVE in Germany.

24th April - Griessmühle, Berlin 

25th April - Goldhorn, Leipzig

 

OUT NOW !!

FRV017 "THE HIDEOUT" BY JUANPABLO 

BUY IT HERE

Limited Collectors Vinyl Edition - 125 hand numbered copies Handmade serigraphy prints and details on cover - Includes High Quality Download Code & Sticker

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Artist: Juanpablo

Title: “The Hideout” (Mini-Lp)

Format: 12” Vinyl ( Ltd. 125 numbered copies )

Ref: FRV017 

Following the excellent Lost Series (Part 1) and (Part 2), Frigio label founder Juanpablo is back, this time with a full five track mini-LP:

Darkness gathers above the needle’s edge as the Colombian artist delivers the shadow strewn The Hideout. Abstraction is balanced against dancefloor clout across this quintet of underworld electronics. Rhythms curve and bend, scattering into the blackened chasms of “Chrome Light” and “Shadow’s Color,” before resurfacing into the light of “Indumorg.” The title piece burns with a slow intensity. Sinister coils of Acid drip, skies bruise and ash rains before “They Watching You” closes.

Juanpablo’s builds on his past releasing, melting the lines of Techno, House and Electro and remoulding genres and blurring styles. Eclipsed sounds from the centre of Spain.

 33 bpm

A1. The Hideout
A2. Indumorg
B1. Shadow´s Color
B2. Chrome Light
B3. They Watching You

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Videos oficiales del Hideout en Frigio ..

"Shadow's Color" de Juanpablo.

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"El escondite" de Juanpablo.

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"Chrome Light" de Juanpablo.

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Escuche fragmentos para el "The Hideout" de Juanpablo para ser lanzado este mes.

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