14-06-2014 NL

Studio 80, Amsterdam
LASZLO DANCEHALL
SHENODA
TRIKK
Facebook

New release: LZD III

New release: Erosion Flow EP

16-5-2014 UK

Edition Hotel
APIENTO
LOVE&MERCY
AMIT
Guestlist only
Facebook event

Erosion Flow debut

The debut EP from Erosion Flow is now being streamed on XLR8R. Brilliant gritty grime infused house music. Lots more to come from this kid in the label in 2014. Listen to the exclusive stream.

New release: Leslie Crowther EP

Boiler Debut

You can stream stream the A-side from our latest release, “Leslie Crowther” by the wonderful Shenoda, over on Boiler Room. It’s accompanied by some stunning visuals from Chris Mounnter.

New video: Polytomy

New visuals for Love&Mercy’s fuzzed up joint from their new EP.

Basement

We’ve begun a new series of parties at the Edition Hotel in Central London: think Plastic People meets Swedish lodge somewhere in NYC in the 80s. First party is on 13/12/2013. It’s a guestlist only thing, RSVP via Facebook or via email.

New Release: Love&Mercy EP

10 releases deep and we return to something from the label’s co-founders, Love&Mercy. The London based duo have been working behind the scenes at the label for some time now bringing artists such as U and Natan H to the fold. Their first outing on wax features 2 stripped-back, raw house grooves supported by remixes from label mate U and Quarion. Those who buy the vinyl get to hear Quarion’s hardware-only workout of “Rainfall” under his QRN guise. Pre-orders can be got from Juno.

13/12/13 UK

Yuletide Beano
Edition Hotel, London
LOVE&MERCY
AMIT
NIKHIL
Guestlist only
Facebook Event

New Release: LZD II

Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers join forces for a second release as Laszlo Dancehall for more raw, lo-fi house vibes for the head and hips. Support from Paul Woolford, Dusky, Disclosure, Axel Bowman, Midland, Greymatter and more. The vinyl can be got from all good record stores including Juno, Phonica and Redeye.

New video: U – I




U’s cooked up another video, this time for the A-side of his latest release, I EP.

LZD II

It’s been 3 months since Laszlo Dancehall, a collaboration between Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers, broke on to the scene with the cracking Gave Up EP. We’re pleased to say, they’re back for more with a follow up 3 track EP of raw, lo-fi house. We’ll up the first previews very soon, but get ready for release date on the 21st October. If you don’t know what they’re about yet, check out their Boiler Room set for our label takeover and a recent interview they did for XLR8R about the project.

New Release: U – I EP




He’s back after his weird and wonderful outings on Phantasy Sound. The EP will be released on vinyl only on 7th October 2013 and features disco houser “I” already getting heavy rotation from the likes of Erol Alkan. As always, mastered by Matt C at Alchemy. Check out the stream of the B-side above, to hear the other tracks you’ll have to buy the vinyl. You can get it from Phonica, Redeye, Juno and other good stores.

26/10/2013 EN

LZD II Party
The Yard, London
LASZLO DANCEHALL
LOVE&MERCY
NIKHIL
AMIT
Facebook event

3/11/2013 DE

ManMakeMusic Vs Hotflush
Golden Pudel, Hamburg
GEORGE FITZGERALD
SCUBA
LOVE&MERCY
JACK HAIGHTON
RA event

New U

We’re preparing U’s second vinyl-only EP for release in early October. Expect more ethereal electronica. The vinyl will be a limited run in screen printed sleeves. Read more about it on Mixmag and XLR8R.

New Release: Edits Volume 1

We kick-off our edits series with a cheeky set of bootlegs and edits. This release has some of the imprint’s key artists giving their takes on some well-known tracks from the last 3 decades. U reworks Chi-Town classic “House Nation” driving it well into the red and beyond! Trikk re-visits Crystal Water’s “Gypsy Woman” adding some of that heavy bass line swing he has been nailing on his other ManMakeMusic and Hypercolour releases. Newcomer Erosion Flow gives us a moody take on Next’s “Too Close”.

Gypsy Edit

Trikk’s “Gypsy Woman” bootleg has been getting some love this summer from boat parties to basements. We’re pleased to announce a vinyl release for the track, which will see Trikk collaborate with U and label newcomer Erosion Flow. in the meantime, check out the video our man from Porto made for it.

L&M Mix


London duo Love&Mercy put together a jazz, soul and funk mix. Get ready for their first release on the label out in November 2013 with remixes from Quarion and label mate U.

29/7/2013 DE

Farbfernseher, Berlin
JULIAN NEUMANN
AMIT
NIKHIL

26/7/2013 EN

The Yard, London
AMY JEAN
LOVE&MERCY
AMIT
NIKHIL

LZD Love

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to Christian Piers and Leon Vynehalls’s first outing as Laszlo Dancehall. Their debut EP has been bigged up by Pitchfork, Dummy Mag and XLR8R to name but a few. It’s also had serious rotation from DJs we like such as Axel Bowman, Jimmy Edgar, Will Saul, Dusky, Richy Ahmed and X-Press 2. We’ve got a follow-up EP in the pipeline for October 2013 so stay tuned for that!

New Release: LZD I EP

Release number eight on the label, the Laszlo Dancehall EP, connects two of the UK’s most exciting young producers: Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers. The sample driven crunch of Vynehall’s earlier productions on ManMakeMusic can be heard loud and clear complementing the canny but irresistible percussive and vocal shimmies of Piers. Expect to see much more from this project on the label.

18/6/2013 EN

Boiler Room, London
GEORGE FITZGERALD
LASZLO DANCEHALL
U (live)
TRIKK

New Release: Basement Traxx

Porto-native, Trikk, follows up last year’s debut release with a second offering of shimmering bass heavy house music aimed squarely at the dance floor this time featuring a serious Lando (formerly Lando Kal) remix.

Leon Returns

Leon Vynehall is set to return to ManMakeMusic in May following his much lauded “Gold Language EP” last year. He’s set to connect with Christian Piers for a brand new collaboration called Laszlo Dancehall.

D Rudnick

We get loads of love for the artwork on our records and it’s high time we gave a proper public thanks to the man who has been working on our visuals for the past year and a half, David Rudnick. Check out Dave’s other projects on his site.

13/4/2013 EN

The Yard, London
FOLD
LOVE&MERCY
NIKHIL
AMIT

The Hive

We’re pleased to announce that we’re starting a new residency at the Hive Project part of the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. it’s a beautiful space with a resident Funktion One, big outdoor area and decent bar prices. Stay tuned for info on our first party in the spring.

New Release: Slime EP

FOLD, one-half of London deep house outfit Homepark, gives us his solo debut: two brilliant deep house cuts alongside an Ethyl remix for the techno heads. Out in shops as digital and vinyl from 25th February 2013.

2/2/2013 DE

Golden Pudel, Hamburg
GEORGE FITZGERALD
LOVE&MERCY
JULIAN NEUMANN
AMIT

Essential


George FitzGerald got the honour of doing an Essential Mix a couple of weeks back. If you want to hear the exciting forthcoming stuff on the label, that’s a good place to start.

New Release: For Her EP

We kick-off 2013 with their housiest offering to date from two new label artists, Natan H & Amy Jean. Natan H made his debut last year with Anton Zap’s Ethereal Sound and on this occasion collaborates with longtime creative partner for an EP of bumping, unconventional house music. Title track, “For Her”, is a beast of unrivalled warmth working a deep and steady groove to perfection. On the flip, “I Know” is a soulful disco-infused workout while “Rush” takes aim squarely at the late night raver with its enveloping pads and low-slung bass line.

New Release: Eah EP

Our fifth release, a 10” vinyl-only EP, comes from U, the newest addition to our roster. Unlike our earlier dancefloor-centric offerings, this record is a stranger and more pensive affair featuring 4 raw cuts of genre defiant electronica. Opener “Eah” borrows from 80s Chicago house but strips out some of the more familiar tropes leaving just a guttural and infectious rhythm. “Evil Spirits” is a stuttering mournful piece while “Haunted” flips a faintly recognisable sample over a shuffling 4×4 beat. The EP is rounded off with “Heaven”, the most optimistic of the 4 tracks, and described by the artist as a “warped homage to an idealised golden era of British dance music”.

Fabric Mix


Amit, label boss and resident DJ, did a wicked mix in anticipation of his set at Fabric for the Wet Yourself Crew on Sunday 19th August. Read more on the Fabric site or stream it above.

18/8/2012 DE

ManMakeMusic vs We Play House
Raum, Berlin
GEORGE FITZGERALD
SAN SODA (live)
JULIAN NEUMANN
RED D
FOLD
AMIT
LOVE&MERCY
NIKHIL