Synapsis Records

Deep in the Chicago Underground.

Archive for April, 2012

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Synapsis006 is up next with another collaboration between DJ Spider & Hakim Murphy called AudioTagz EP. Inspired by graffiti street art and translated into tones as they tag your eardrums. These throw ups are their signatures, as the take you on an adventure of techno, beatdown, deep house, and experimental sounds. This four track ep is dedicated to all the street artists out there representing themselves through their tags.

Concrete Canvas///Is up first as the bassline drops, followed by some atmosphere; the acid line appears with a nice bubbly effect. Later crazy chords come in to add to the melee.

Sprayz///Beatdown status in full happs, as the shakers move the synth line comes in and drives the tune with a nasty bass that is smashing bass bins.

ThrowUp199///Strong melody notes and spraying begins the tune as it suddenly turns into a jazzy deep joint, and finally ends with those strange chords which it bean with, celebrating the throw ups around the world.

Krylon Fingers///A broken beat joint that features two synth lines conversing with each other as the bass pulsates. Samples appear throughout to add to the ambiance.

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Synapsis Records is back with an excursion into deep house with a new record from me called Moonbeam Express EP. In this presentation there are three tracks that explore the deeper side of my subconscious in which I explain this vinyl sound as an express trip to the moon through cosmic textures, deep grooves, and subliminal funk.

Moonbeam Express///Begins the journey of soft pads that beam you up to a nice bass sound, strings, and moving percussion.


Weep///Deep pads begin the piece as a melody, strings, and bass soon follow to open up moods of deepness.


Flirt///Uptempo joint that begins with a smooth synth then proceeds into a piano riff that sneaks up on you and teases your eardrums.

Yeah taking it deep.

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So, yeah team Synapsis had to get a Mauser EP on wax after releasing the banger; Leger De Main on the Timeless Chicago EP. The name of this release is “The Vault EP”, acid and techno tracks from the files of Mauser. He is straight representing Chicago techno that moves heads and dancefloors.  The tunes range from acid to straight techno. Ah, again a fresh fusion of Chicago elements from the Synapsis crew.

Blackman: Begins with a jazzed out acid house beat and progresses into a journey of rhythms. The appregiated melody lines, bring out your inner jack as the acid lines sneaks up on you so sweetly. Yes, I’m jacking to the pulse with the four on the floor!


Dancin: Previously released on the digital only Jack Pulse EP (synapsis002), Dancin is built on a melody line that constantly filters together with sparse sounds and vocals that say, dancin. What an acid banger, seriously you will start dancin.


Binary: A video game synth is abundant in this track, Mauser turns this sound into a jacking melody. I’m appreciating this Chicago techno story.  Bounce, bounce, bounce.


Regenerate: says, “Time for the techno beatdown.” Mauser shows us his love for techno as Regenerate moves and bangs.

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4.24.12

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This digital version of Timeless Chicago features the two jacks from Team Synapsis; Hakim Murphy and Inbum Cho. This release offers two digital tracks that was not on the vinyl. We wanted to make the digital version extra special as we move Synapsis records forward into the digital age.  These tracks further show the diversity of the Synapsis crew. You can check out the vinyl piece here.

Hakim Murphy in “Sands of Time” programs the Emu drums and string synths that begins this journey of perpetual slippage to the future.  Is the hour-glass materializing? The track’s melody moves and then the chords become DEEP with the pulsing kick drum stuttering on the and of 1.


Dem Shits Shinobi: Verbage located here, taking from the vinyl.


Avondale Music Society in “Hot Air” is going hard with this funky appregiated melody that has a quality bass line to boot. The percussion moves forward as a pad introduces the musical concept.  The four bar idea builds and builds until you are lost in the groove.  This track is a solid banger.


Skid: Verbage located here, taking from the vinyl.

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All right, all right new vinyl straight from the streets of Chicago through Team Synapsis.  Synapsis003 is arriving with some gems that brings unique flavor via four Chicago producers.  Timeless Chicago EP ranges from acid to deep featuring:

Hakim Murphy, one half of Team Synapsis, leads off side A with an acid jam called “Dem Shits Shinobi”.  Inspired by the Anime show Naruto, the track continues to move and develop like the character.  This subtle Chicago style track features old school Yamaha drums with some sweet oscillating synths equaling the Acid sound.  House and Techno heads will enjoy this tune.


G. Marcell is up next with “Yeah Dat Tu”.  Jacking Chicago House track period; that starts with a syncopated synth line that opens up into a beautiful chord progression.  The bass line is heavy and augments the chord progression very nicely.  Previously out digitally on Bearatone Recordings but Team Synapsis loved the track so much that we had to license it for a vinyl project.


Avondale Music Society, the other half of Team Synapsis, leads off the B side with “Skid”.  This bass heavy track parlays into a quarky synth line that brings back memories of the mid ’90’s House scene.  In typical Avondale Music Society style the tracks proceeds in a calculating way that makes you want dance.  The leopard growl takes you by surprise and when it is finished the track drops and you begin to dance again.


Mauser continues the plethora of goodness with “Leger De Main”.  This track bumps as Mauser employs his skills as the Jack Orchestra in which he obtains classical sounding arrangements with Acid instruments.  To get the full effect, one just has to listen to sound sample as it demonstratively explains for itself.  Originally appearing as a digital release called Jack Pulse EP (synapsis002), however this track is such a banger that Team Synapsis had to get it on wax.

Each track of this EP brings the various aspects of Chicago style to life: New school, Acid, Jack, House…  The sound of these tracks transcend time and thus the name “Timeless Chicago” is born.

 

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Mauser debuts on Synapsis Records with a digital single called Jack’s Pulse EP. Two banging tracks to set the tone for his vinyl release.

Leger De Main:This track bumps as Mauser employs his skills as the Jack Orchestra in which he obtains classical sounding arrangements with Acid instruments. To get the full effect, one just has to listen to sound sample as it demonstratively explains for itself.

Dancin: Is built on a melody line that constantly filters together with sparse sounds and vocals that say, dancin. What an acid banger, seriously you will start dancin.

The first and last digital only release for Synapsis, but a banger none the less.

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From the deepest depths of the Chicago underground, we introduce Synapsis Records. A label that defies and defines the genre we lovingly call house. On this first release, we get a sampling of what’s to come from two well-respected Chicago dj/producers, Inbum Cho aka the Avondale Music Society and Hakim Murphy.

On side A, Inbum aka the Avondale Music Society lays down the law with two completely original house gems. Inbum had his breakthrough release in 2002 by way of a Mark Farina compilation on OM records and since then has released tracks on Bunchlox Music, Mindshift, and Loveslap Recordings.

Forte: Is a deep and troubling synth bass monster. With its spooky pads and menacing bassline, this track conjures up thoughts of classic spaghetti western cinema.


Close To The Edge: Is featured on one of Mark Farina’s underground-only mix compilations. The complex basslines, playful drums and emo vocals by Inbum, make this tune work for both head bobbers and rump shakers.

On side B, Hakim Murphy presents two joints that showcase the talent and flavor that are distinctly Chicago bred. Hakim’s sound spans the house/techno spectrum, which is evident in his releases on Random Access Recordings, Planet Detroit, and Metamorphic Recordings.

micro303: Is an arppegiated synth jam. The sonic waves of synth and drums will take the listener on a hyperspace pilgrimage to the holy lands.


1stOnincho: Is a funky, percussion based house piece that moves along nicely with its sweet chords and commanding bass stabs.

Available on 12″ at many U.S., European, and Japanese stores.

Receiving support from Alex from Tokyo (Toyko Black Star), Mark Farina, Dan Curtin, Diz and Charles Spencer.