Morgan Geist REMnants (ENV002R) Out Now

Originally released in 1996, the 6-track REMnants EP was only the second record produced by Morgan Geist for his own Environ label. Now beautifully remastered, this heretofore hard-to-find EP is crammed with Geist’s early influences: from intricately-programmed Roland orchestras that echo his early techno releases on Metamorphic to jazz- and R&B- listening tracks that would later inform the sound of his debut album. Vinyl 12″ available now. (Update: sold out. Please pre-order at your favorite online or physical shop to secure your copy as we repress.)

Metro Area 15th Anniversary Edition

Environ is proud to present the Metro Area 15th Anniversary Edition, Metro Area’s eponymous debut album, meticulously remastered using the original source tapes and generously spread across three slabs of vinyl. The 12-track triple LP and digital package combines all the songs from both the original US and licensed European releases, and features new commemorative artwork unique to this edition. Click here to visit the brand-new Metro Area store where you can purchase this and other Metro Area releases and merchandise, including T-shirts and even a Metro Area cassette!

Morgan Geist “Megaprojects Two”

OUT NOW!

Digital is available at Morgan Geist’s very own Bandcamp (best choice!) and all fine digital music stores, including Junodownload and iTunes.

Vinyl is available at JunoPacific Beach Vinyl, and all fine record stores.

Environ boss Morgan Geist returns to his love for Detroit techno, Chicago tracks and generally exceptional dancefloor music with the second installment in his series of instrumental EPs: Megaprojects Two.

In his own words:

“Megaprojects are by definition large-scale, high-tech and cost billions of dollars, whereas this is a collection of low-tech tracks made with cheap little drum machines and rejected old synths. I composed and mixed to the best of my ability and with hope they’ll feel more ‘mega’ than they actually are. Of course, I’ve been inspired and fascinated by actual megaprojects: imposing, surreal engineering and architecture like giant hydroelectric dams, soaring bridges and exposed-concrete government buildings. This release includes homages to the incredible Manic 5 dam in Quebec as well as the demolished Orange Country Government Center (designed by Paul Rudolph) in upstate New York.”

Morgan Geist “Megaprojects One”

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OUT NOW!

Digital is available at all fine digital music stores including BandcampiTunesJunoDownload, and Traxsource.

Vinyl is available at all fine record stores including PhonicaPacific Beach Vinyl, and Decks.de.

Environ boss Morgan Geist returns to his love for Detroit techno, Chicago tracks and generally exceptional dancefloor music with the first in a new series of EPs: Megaprojects One.

In his own words:

“Megaprojects are by definition large-scale, high-tech and cost billions of dollars, whereas this is a collection of low-tech tracks made with cheap little drum machines and rejected old synths, so I thought it was a good name. I composed and mixed to the best of my ability and with hope they’ll feel more ‘mega’ than they actually are. And of course I’ve always felt inspired and fascinated by actual megaprojects: imposing, surreal engineering and architecture like giant hydroelectric dams, soaring bridges and strange- looking, exposed-concrete government buildings.”

 

The Galleria “Calling Card / Mezzanine” OUT NOW

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OUT NOW on 12″ vinyl at all fine record stores including Phonica, PBV and Decks.de.
OUT NOW at all fine digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, Traxsource and Juno.

The Galleria is a new project from Morgan Geist (Storm Queen, Metro Area) that ripples with echoes of the indigenous music of long-dead suburban New Jersey shopping malls and NYC radio stations: bombastic freestyle, club dubs, razor-edits and bubblegum-pop R&B. The debut release, Calling Card / Mezzanine, features vocals from Jessy Lanza, whose debut album on Hyperdub, Pull My Hair Back, was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Each title features a dancefloor-friendly dub with plenty of jump-cuts for the forward-thinking nostalgic.

Artist: The Galleria
Title: Calling Card / Mezzanine
Formats: Digital and 12” Vinyl
Release date: June 9, 2015
iTunes Exclusive Link: http://apple.co/1FRrZq5
Music and lyrics by Morgan Geist.
Vocals by Jessy Lanza.
Cat #ENV038

A1. Calling Card
A2. Calling Card (Razor Dub)
B1. Mezzanine
B2. Mezzanine (Up Dub)

YouTube EP Playlist:
http://bit.ly/1KGeo9u
SoundCloud Preview:
http://bit.ly/1FeDmoD

Metro Area “Straight A’s”

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Environ is proud to present “Straight A’s,” an analog re-mastered 2 x 12″ package of the first four A-sides (get it?) that started it all for Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani, a.k.a. Metro Area. For marketing purposes, we’d love to call these “classics” – but that term is reserved for the disco, house and techno 12″s that influenced Metro Area in the first place and made their career possible. Instead, we’ll simply describe them as the undeniable high points in the duo’s extremely limited recorded output. Four songs, four sides, and four very different dimensions to Metro Area: Atmosphrique, The Art of Hot, Caught Up and Miura. We hope this vinyl-only package opens up Metro Area’s sound to a new generation of listeners and DJs, while providing crisp new remasters for MA’s original fans. Play ’em loud! Available now at all fine record shops.

Storm Queen “Let’s Make Mistakes”

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Out today, “Let’s Make Mistakes” extends the Storm Queen continuum at 117 BPM, slowing down and emptying out to form a sinewy, building sound sculpture with a pop song nestled at its core. Once again featuring the amazing pipes of Damon C. Scott, we think it’s quite hot and hope you will agree. Pick up your copy at all fine digital or vinyl music merchants, such as those listed below. We’ll have vinyl in our shop this week!

Digital:
iTunes
Juno Download
Beatport
Traxsource

Vinyl:
Juno Records

Metro Area 5 & 6: Digital Release

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Metro Area’s Metro Area 5 (2004) and Metro Area 6 (2005) found the New York duo searching to reclaim their identity after releasing their debut album in 2002 amid a flurry of sound-alike records. Heretofore released only on vinyl, Environ is proud to present both of these Metro Area EPs remastered and combined into a new digital mini-album: Metro Area 5 & 6 (catalog #ENVDMA56).

Available today at all fine digital outlets, including:
iTunes
Juno
Beatport
Traxsource
Stompy

Storm Queen “Look Right Through (Part 2)” Out Today

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Environ is proud to release Part Two of Defected Records’ Look Right Through remix package in North America and Japan. Art Department, one of the Resident Advisor’s Top 10 DJ acts of 2011, deliver a trademark pitched-down, bass-driven vocal rework. The legendary Marc “MK” Kinchen does what he does best and turns in the “Don’t Talk To Me Dub,” with chopped, looped vocals and a vocal mix that slows the pace but is instantly recognizable as his own. Two distinctively different takes on one of 2010’s biggest vinyl releases.

Listen to or purchase Look Right Through (Part Two) below:
Beatport
iTunes
Traxsource

Storm Queen Vocalist Damon C. Scott Goes Viral

Storm Queen vocalist Damon C. Scott has gone viral. Please support us by leaving a comment on this video that mentions Storm Queen! Go Damon!