Nov 7, 2012
Since last week friday, DJ Scientist‘s debut solo album, “For Better, For Worse” is finally out on vinyl!
A special thanks goes out to anyone that has pre-ordered. Those that did pre-order the bundle version with the 7inch (of which exactly 102 hand numbered vinyl copies exist) will be awarded by receiving the ultra limited embossed edition. Only the first 52 copies of the bundle came with the embossed cover that you can see on the images below (those were the numbers 001 to 050 as well as the numberes 101 and 102 to be exact). All other copies are without the embossing but still look incredibly nice. Just check the pictures and let them speak for themselves:
The 7inch features a really weird but great psych rock track by Julius The Bearded Saviour (the ficticious character that Ceschi is talking about on “The One Man Band Broke Up“), produced by The Raincoatman (a.k.a. DJ Scientist). The track was originally called “A Prayer For Princess Pussylips” but was changed to “The Artless Prayer“, a reference to DJ Scientist‘s EP “The Artless Cuckoo” on which a different and instrumental version of the track can be found under the name “Coated Suits & Marshmallows“.
The release additionally includes a 3-page letter to Julius The Bearded Saviour‘s son.
Look for the shoplinks at the end of this post as well as the audio previews on our embedded soundcloud player below.
A few words about the album…
“For Better, For Worse” is the debut album by DJ Scientist, the founder and head of the Equinox Records label. The music on the album was produced between 2001 and 2006 and offers a unique, fully-sample based instrumental body of work that, even 6 years after its originally scheduled release date, has the power to spellbind and steer the listener into the widespread musical world of one of Germany’s most passionate record collectors and artist.
All the tracks on the album show the musical power that resides in the “instrumental hip hop” genre, for lack of a better word. Despite the time it took to make and release, or perhaps precisely because of it, the album defines Scientist’s talent and knowledge as a sample-based musician.
For complete info, please visit the official release page:
For promo inquiries please contact Marie at DaPledge (contact @ dapledge.com).
Oct 30, 2012
Since yesterday you can get an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD of DJ Scientist‘s cut-up track “The Death Of Hip-Hop (A Dedication)” via Blogrebellen. The track is featured on Scientist’s new album “For Better, For Worse” which is out now. The download is only available for two weeks – so don’t sleep!
Additionally, you can win a vinyl copy of the album by leaving a comment on the official post here:
Sep 26, 2012
In exactly one month, on October 26th, DJ Scientist’s debut album “For Better, For Worse” will be released. Here’s a brief overview about what kind of things will happen around the album the next weeks:
2econd Class Citizen is currently working on an album mix for it that will be available soon as a free download. Also, if you are following DJ Scientist on Facebook you also may have heard the news that there will be an ultra limited one-sided clear 8inch vinyl edition of the Andreikelos remix of “Raincoatman”. Only one of the 3 (!!) copies will be given away at the release party on October 6th at Panke Club.
Furthermore, there will be a couple of other very very limited gimmicks (cassettes, testpresssings, etc.) available soon. Collectors should watch out!
On the visual side of things, there will be a short promo video as well as the first official DJ Scientist music video that should be released soon after the album release date!
Last but not least a Pre-Order via the Equinox Online Store will drop very soon.
Dec 17, 2011
Yes y’all! The waiting is over – “For A Better Tomorrow“, the astonishing debut album by Deckard, is available now digitally in all common download stores. If you haven’t checked out the album mix and preview soundfiles yet, please go here:
To support the independent market please remember to support independent stores like junodownload or similar. The best way to support artist and label is to buy directly via the Equinox Online Store, of course.
The vinyl release of the album will be available on december 23rd. All pre-orders will be shipped early next week. The vinyl version, as always, additionally contains a download card for the full hi res 320kbps mp3 files of the release.
Dec 4, 2011
On Friday, we released the great album preview mix for the fantastic “For A Better Tomorrow” debut by Deckard. If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen here:
Furthermore, the album is now available as a pre-order in our shop and will still be shipped before Xmas!! This is an exclusive offer – the worldwide release date is not before January! So don’t hesitate to order this great album now!
Also – to make the pre-order even more interesting – all orders in our shop that we receive until Dezember 20th take place in a raffle. The winner of the raffle will get the VERY LAST COPY of our special calendar that we released a week ago and that was sold out a few days later. The calendar comes along with an exclusive CD that features tracks by Ceschi, 2econd Class Citizen, Deckard, David Vangel and many others. The copy you can win is #25 of 25. Here is more info and pictures about the calendar:
Jul 16, 2011
You can now check out all songs of the new Sole And The Skyrider Band album on our Soundcloud account – many of them in full length:
Also, download the track with Sage Francis for free right here:
And don’t forget to pre-order your copy with a t-shirt:
Jun 7, 2011
The last weeks have been busy and we are really happy that “Breadth Control” has been finally released on all formats: vinyl, cd and digitally! Furthermore, today the limited shirt edition, which is offered for free at hhv.de, is now available and ready to be shipped out. Thanks to everybody for pre-ordering it – and for those who didn’t: it is not too late yet – there are still a couple of shirts left, so go out and get the package at Europe’s finest music online store:
LP with free shirt: http://www.hhv.de/item_237441.html
CD with free shirt: http://www.hhv.de/item_237442.html
Also, if you don’t care much about the shirt, you can buy the LP, CD or Download directly from us in the new Equinox Online Store right here for a great price:
The album is making quite some noise and there is a lot of features and blog posts for the release. We have gained a couple of great reviews and feedback and here are a few selected quotes:
“Mind blowing; Intricate drum programming and layers and layers of depth.”
“Based out of Toronto on Berlin’s Equinox Records, producer David Vangel is starting to take off – following the paths of greats like Bonobo or Amon Tobin.”
Around In Sound
“It’s good stuff, and if you’re at all into electronic or instrumental music, you should hear this album.”
Hero Hill / herohill.com
“A collection of 13 snappy, yet sonically deep electronic songs.”
“The perfect soundtrack for a trainride to nowhere on a rainy day”
“Definitely one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.”
2econd Class Citizen
“Bang boom – another big one…”
Double D / Radio Offenbach
Apr 11, 2011
Today, we would like to announce the upcoming debut album by David Vangel (formerly just Vangel) on Equinox Records called “Breadth Control”. The album is a really beautiful collection of 13 tracks and will be available in Vinyl, CD, & Digital formats on May 20th.
Expect some really well produced, mainly sample-based, instrumental music, flavored with jazz vibes, hip hop aesthetics, and brushings of psychedelic vocals.
The album artwork, created by The Raincoatman, follows a simple and elegant black & white theme with extensive design.
Special design features include: white vinyl and a printed inlay for the LP release, and a custom digipak sleeve for the CD release.
At the end of the month, look out for the Video produced by Canadian production company: Pistoltrixx, for the first Single off the album.
Last but not least, we are happy to announce that there will be a pre-order deal for the album in cooperation with hhv.de that will include a free T-Shirt!
Preview Tracklisting and more info about the release will be posted here:
Jun 29, 2010
The waiting is over. The new album by Ceschi, entirely produced by DJ Scientist, is available now worldwide on vinyl, cd and digitally. It features Sole, Astronautalis, Shoshin, Mic King, Radical Face, 2econd Class Citizen and many others. The feedback on this release is absolutely amazing so far, just check some quotes below. Don’t hesitate to get one of the limited shirt deals at hhv.de (Europe) or Circle Into Square (US). If you prefer to download the album please get it on iTunes or 7digital. More shops should carry the release soon!
As vinyl lovers we really recommend to buy the lp. The white 180g pressing really came out nicely and the record shouldn’t be missed in any serious collection! Additionally, it includes a free download code to get the whole release as hi res mp3s in 320kbps quality.
More info and soundfiles of the release right here:
Shop links for vinyl:
“Some of the best examples of alternative hip hop in recent years.”
Stereokill.net (4.5 of 5)
“A significant piece of art”
Okayplayer Magazine (89 of 100)
“Stylistically confident and impressive – Ceschi and DJ Scientist are travelling through creative spheres beyond any kind of the same old same old.”
“Ceschi’s new album is going to blow people away… it’s a refreshing hip-hop album with all the prog elements you’d expect from a meticulous vinyl collecting German (DJ Scientist) and some of the best hip-hop song writing i’ve heard in ages.”
Sole / soleone.org
“The Ceschi album is AMAZING. Holy shit!”
Buddy Peace / Strange Famous Records
“One of my favourite hip hop album of recent times”
Laurent Fintoni / Rhythm Incursions / Spin Science
“Ceschi is simply a cool, articulate dude who likes to pluck his accoustic guitar but also is able to twist his tongue in the best CVE/Afterlife tradition…. Inspiring and innovative.”
Sep 2, 2009
Today, we are proud to announce a collaboration with Germany’s (or dare I to say Europe’s) finest online record store hhv.de, that is offering an EXCLUSIVE limited edition T-Shirt for 2econd Class Citizen’s upcoming album that you can now pre-order together with the vinyl and CD edition right here. Be quick saving yourself a shirt and album cause there aren’t many available!! Please note: all shirt customers will get the album and shirt a few days BEFORE the official release date.
A free megamix of the album is available right here.