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Dan HabarNam - Major Blinks [IDLE057]

Dan HabarNam - Major Blinks [IDLE057]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Major Blinks
  • 02. The Source

Stripped and kinky, bass-heavy house rollers from Romania’s Dan HabarNam, roving back for 2nd servings with Bristol’s Idle Hands.

‘Major Blinks’ packs nearly all the info below-...

Konduku - Lila [IDLE060]

Konduku - Lila [IDLE060]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Lila
  • 02. Kas Merkez
  • 03. Bolu
  • 04. Caduta Di Massi

Amsterdam’s Konduku stretches out on a deep minimal bass excursion for Idle Hands following an album and 12”s with Nous’klaer Audio in 2018.

Playing well into Idle Hands’ carefu...

Strategy - Tropical Storm [IDLE059]

Strategy - Tropical Storm [IDLE059]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Tropical Storm
  • 02. Evolu

Strategy returns to Bristol’s dandy Idle Hands label for a 3rd round of debonaire bass music. ‘Tropical Storm’ rolls and swangs on a warped garage bass ballast with glancing 2-step drums and w...

K-Lone - Dance Of The Vampires [IDLE056]
4.0/5

K-Lone - Dance Of The Vampires [IDLE056]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Dance of the Vampires
  • 02. Sleepwalker

K-Lone does a ghostly shimmy with the Burial-esque ‘Dance of the Vampires’, then on a heavy-lidded skank, Pole-style, in ‘Sleepwalker’.

Playing deep into Idle Hands’ in-the-pock...

Pistol Pete - Orphan [IDLE055]

Pistol Pete - Orphan [IDLE055]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Orphan
  • 02. Lundgatan
  • 03. Esqpads

Detroit, Chicago and Paris-indebted deep filter house from Pistol Pete on Bristol’s Idle Hands.

Clearly well-versed in Shake, Soundhack and Pepe Bradock styles, Stockholm’s Pist...

Parris - Puro Rosaceaes [IDLE054]
3.7/5

Parris - Puro Rosaceaes [IDLE054]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Puro Rosaceaes
  • 02. Puro Rosaceaes (KMOS Remix)
  • 03. Soft Touch

Parris pushes off on Idle Hands again with ‘Puro Rosaceaes’, a sublime follow-up to his ‘Burr’ 12”, loaded with devilishly good Gunnar Wendel a.k.a. KMOS remix.

Vibes for days a...

Peverelist - IDLE050 [IDLE050]
3.7/5

Peverelist - IDLE050 [IDLE050]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Left Hand
  • 02. Right Hand

Peverelist feels housey on the 50th release from Bristol’s Idle Hands label, shop and bass community centre

Marking his first outing since the ‘Tessellations’ album in 2017, the...

O$VMV$M - O$VMV$M [IDLE053]

O$VMV$M - O$VMV$M [IDLE053]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Dill Big Choo
  • 02. Housephone
  • 03. Dry Eyes
  • 04. Never Had
  • 05. Shook
  • 06. Return
  • 07. Naturaal
  • 08. Killed
  • 09. 4mor
  • 10. Vibeless
  • 11. Bey So Hiii
  • 12. Spring

Amos Childs (Jabu, Zhou) and Sam Barrett (Neek, Bandulu Gang) play to the depths of their O$VMV$M sound on O$VMV$M, which is titled identically to the preceding pair of O$VMV$M releases for th...

A Sagittariun - Pseudo Science [IDLE 047]

A Sagittariun - Pseudo Science [IDLE 047]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Pseudo Science
  • 02. Heavy Manners

"Pseudo Science" wastes no time in imparting a message of bristling kinetic energy for peak time situations. This is maximal techno of the highest order, firing off a body-popping beat, a dazz...

Outboxx - Tribute to Disc Shop Zero [IDLE013]

Outboxx - Tribute to Disc Shop Zero [IDLE013]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Outboxx - Lost Soul (Rob Smith Remix)
  • 02. Atki 2 - Hes Royal

Idle Hands roll Bristolian with laid-back, buoyant electro-dub and swinging funky house rides for their longtime supporters over at Disc Zero Shop in Tokyo, Japan..

Local legend...

Area - rlgl [IDLE045]

Area - rlgl [IDLE045]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Rlgl
  • 02. Notice

Drily funked-up, low-key but lush minimal house swingers from Area, getting into a Matthew Herbert like moody groove with rlgl and heading somewhere more introspective in the gauzy atmospheres...

Piezo - Lume [IDLE042]

Piezo - Lume [IDLE042]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Opeq
  • 02. Novemilauno
  • 03. Lume

Milanese producer Luca ‘Piezo’ Mucci firms up his association with Idle Hands on this triplet of deadly system workers.



Fresh from relocating Idle Hands HQ to nearby St...

Lerosa - Subcouture [IDLE040]
3.6/5

Lerosa - Subcouture [IDLE040]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Maryelen
  • 02. Line Bass
  • 03. Scruffy
  • 04. Subcouture

Idle Hands is proud to present our first 12 of 2017 from Lerosa, a four-tracker beamed across the Irish Sea to Bristol.



The 'Subcouture' EP sees the esteemed producer op...

O$VMV$M - O$VMV$M [IDLE038]

O$VMV$M - O$VMV$M [IDLE038]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Oasis Weir
  • 02. Backdrop
  • 03. The Rain
  • 04. Reverse
  • 05. Need U
  • 06. Fists
  • 07. Eazy
  • 08. Yung E
  • 09. Sleep
  • 10. Somebody

Bluest after-hours Bristol vibes in abundance from Amos Childs (Jabu) and Sam Barrett (Neek, Gorgon Sound)



“After the blunted murk of their previous self-titled mini-alb...

L.m.y.e. - Manhattan [IDLE037]
3.8/5

L.m.y.e. - Manhattan [IDLE037]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Manhattan
  • 02. Manhattan (Shanti Celeste Remix)

Bristol is a tight knit place and there has always been a healthy culture of collaboration in the city, LMYE (Lend Me Your Ears) are the latet in that tradition. Two friends who met, and for a...

Om Unit - Friend of Day [IDLE036]

Om Unit - Friend of Day [IDLE036]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Friend of Day
  • 02. Basement Superman
  • 03. What It Is

Over the years Jim Coles has turned his hand to a fair few different styles and made them his own. These days, most know his Om Unit alias as a significant force in fresh developments within D...

Rhythmic Theory - Circulation [IDLE035]
3.5/5

Rhythmic Theory - Circulation [IDLE035]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Intro (to my imagination)
  • 02. Longevity
  • 03. Waldrons Lament
  • 04. Interlude
  • 05. Creeper
  • 06. A Work of Fiction
  • 07. End (of forever)

Idle Hands grip Rhythmic Theory at their broadest points with an absorbing debut album of late night atmospheric bassbin pressure.



Circulation is the latest highpoint ...

Matt Karmil - IDLE033

Matt Karmil - IDLE033

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Feelings, Drives, Loops & Hearts
  • 02. Didnt
  • 03. Going
  • 04. So
  • 05. Tour
  • 06. Freeform
  • 07. Over
  • 08. Wonder
  • 09. Skip
  • 10. Life
  • 11. Blue
  • 12. Nu
  • 13. Flood

When Matt Karmil released Reverse Peephole in 2013 it was clear we had a startling and creative new talent in our midst. Fast forward a few years and Karmil has released on the best taste maki...

Parris - Burr [IDLE032]

Parris - Burr [IDLE032]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Burr
  • 02. Blue

The last few years has seen Parris make a name for himself across a number of scenes, to the extent he is just as likely to be found spinning records for Butterz as he is putting records out o...

Rhythmic Theory - Future Tense [IDLE031]

Rhythmic Theory - Future Tense [IDLE031]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Future Tense
  • 02. Future Tense (Octobers Death Is Certain Dub)

Following an acclaimed release on Ancient Monarchy and ahead of his debut for Blackest Ever Black, Rhythmic Theory returns to Idle Hands for the third time. ‘Future Tense’ channels the spirit ...

Leif - Life Through Analogies [IDLE029]
4.1/5

Leif - Life Through Analogies [IDLE029]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Life Through Analogies
  • 02. My Heart Stopped Beating
  • 03. Salix

It gives us great pleasure to welcome London-based producer Leif in to the Idle Hands fold. From his earlier micro house releases alongside Tom Ellis on their Trimsound label through to starti...

Strategy - Seeds of Paradise [IDLE028]

Strategy - Seeds of Paradise [IDLE028]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. Blackberrys Dream
  • 02. Virtual America
  • 03. Milepost
  • 04. Seeds of Paradise
  • 05. Wiggle Room
  • 06. Earthgazing
  • 07. Always Coming Home
  • 08. The Wet Room

Paul Dickow aka Strategy returns to Idle Hands after his 2013 12” Return From The Stars. The producer, DJ and Community Library label boss from Portland, Oregon, has been steadily active over ...

I.A.Bericochea - Wake Up [IDLE027]

I.A.Bericochea - Wake Up [IDLE027]

Label: Idle Hands
Treck list:
  • 01. W1
  • 02. W2
  • 03. W3
  • 04. W4

Joining the carefully curated shelves of Bristol’s finest Idle Hands imprint, this influx of minimal but spine-tingling techno comes courtesy of Spanish producer I.A. Bericochea who has been w...