New screenprints and designer toys by Faile, Banksy and KAWS are in stock. Check out the gallery and toy sections.
Original work by Luke Chueh is in stock. Check out our newest "one of a kind" acquisitions in the gallery section.
Happy New Year! Artwork by Barcelona based street artist PEZ coming soon.
Buff Monster figures - Mindstyles series 1 and Mini Series 1 available!
"Electric Impluse EP" by Tyler Michaud and Johan Afterglow out today. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Deep Stuff EP" by Javi Lopez out today. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
Flying Fortress giclee prints available today.
The London Police giclee prints available today.
Black Maria Gallery, in collaboration with aphrodisio publishing, announces Here We Grow, a show of new original works by The London Police, Flying Fortress, Galo and Pez. The show runs from May 17th through May 28th, 2008 and the Flying Fortress prints will also be released at the opening. The artists will collaborate on a live painting at the gallery, which will then be auctioned off on eBay at a date to be announced. 10% of the proceeds will go to Monkey Sanctuary Trust - a unique environmental charity dedicated to promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of primates (www.monkeysanctuary.org).
"Defstall" by Swoope out today. Includes remix by Jack Trash. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
aphrodisio signs exclusive agreement with The London Police. Two limited edition, hand signed, original prints (one color and one black/white) will be published during the second quarter of 2008.
"Jet Plane" by Jack Trash today. Includes remix by Swoope. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"On & On" by Jack Trash out today. Includes remixes by ZXX, Paul Anthony, Swoope and Nick Fiasco. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Evil Woman" by the Hamptons out today. Includes remixes by Shmuel Flash, Huge-A, Jack Trash, The Hamptons and Salad Fingers. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Bubble Boy" by Island 9 out today. Includes remixes by Mark Almaria, Jack Trash, Island 9, and Zimbardo. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
aphrodisio's art gallery goes live. It features work by KAWS, Jean Michel-Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Buffmonster, Dalek, The London Police, Space Invader, Banksy and many others.
"Daybreak" by Matt Rowan out today. Includes remixes by The Hamptons and Island 9. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Energy Love Affair - the Remix" by Jack Trash out today. Includes remixes by The Hamptons and Swoope. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Energy Love Affair" by Jack Trash out today. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"She Wants Me" by the Nightriders out today. Includes remixes by The Hamptons, Jack Trash and Swoope. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"My House" by Mark Almaria out today. Includes remix by Jack Trash. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
"Houdini" by Tyler C out today. Includes remixes by Jack Trash and Etheral. Available on Beatport, Traxsource and iTunes.
“Oceans” by Roomsa featuring Lady Sarah and Jason Heinrichs out today; album available on iTunes & Amazon.com, and at the following music bars – Bergdorf Goodman (NYC) and The Lounge (NYC).
Roomsa’s “Passion” track from their forthcoming artist album “Oceans” (March 6, 2007) is selected for Banana Republic’s March in-store play list.
Jack Trash's "Energy Love Affair" EP.
Roomsa’s “Tatiana” and “This Girl” tracks – from their forthcoming artist album “Oceans” (March 6, 2007) – are selected for Armani Exchange’s in-store play list.
aphrodisio signs strategic deal with Muzak – Roomsa tracks featured on Banana Republic, Armani Exchange, and Gap stores play list.
Tony Thomas' "Ride Dat Beat" EP out; original album art by famed artist Dalek aka James Marshall - one of the most exciting artists from the burgeoning Brooklyn art scene.
aphrodisio mix v.02 Rafael Lego Rodriguez out today; features tracks from Copyright, JT Donaldson, Johnny Fiasco, Paul Johnson, Ritmo and others.
Roomsa named to URB Magazine’s prestigious “Next 100.”
Roomsa featuring Lady Sarah and Jason Heinrichs "This Girl" EP out today; remix by Kaskade.
Roomsa featuring Lady Sarah and Jason Heinrichs "Tatiana" EP out today; remix by Miguel Migs.
E-Tones "Groove Reaction" EP out released today. Original artist tracks include: Day-Lite, Kinda Progressiv, The Ride and Inner Primativ.
San Francisco Examiner reviews aphrodisio mix v.02 Rafael Lego Rodriguez Chicago deep-house imprint aphrodisio tapped Chi-town DJ-on-the-rise Rafael Lego Rodriguez (Poontin Muzik) to mix the second installment in their already popular mix-CD series. Rodriguez combines the sweaty salsa and merengue rhythms of his Hispanic upbringing with jazzy horns and chunky beats that pay homage to dance music's disco and funk past to create a rich, summertime house mix.
URB Magazine names aphrodisio's Jack Trash a "House Hero."
aphrodisio mix v.01 Johnny Fiasco released today.
DJ Magazine (UK) reviews aphrodisio mix v.02 Rafael Lego Rodriguez "This label do what they do well and if you like Latin-tinged, deep funky house music then you'll love this mix."
Jevne, Jack Trash and Dizzy's EP "Fluctuate" drops today.
E-Tones "Golden Doktor" EP out today; remix by JT Donaldson.
James Patrick's Psychoacoustics in stores today; “one of the most ambitious compilations of its kind from T. Raumschmiere to Thomas Brinkmann to Richie Hawtin. James Patrick's minimal techno is about subtle grooves and a true hypnotic experience.”
Roomsa featuring Lady Sarah and Jason Heinrichs "Stuff Like That" EP out today; remix by Johnny Fiasco.
aphrodisio featured in Billboard Magazine.
DJ Magazine ( UK ) "Stuff Like That" represents a significant change of style for the typically more tech and prog flavoured US label, and it's a change that'll be well received by jazzy house heads. Roomsa's live sound translates nicely to vinyl, and led by Lady Sarah's controlled vocals, a funky bassline and meandering sax, 'Stuff Like That' slots nicely in the section occupied by the likes of Cooly's Hot Box, Reel People and the Chilli Funk folks. Johnny Fiasco gets things grooving a little harder on his vocal mix, replacing the live feel with something more electronic keys based, and he turns in a spacey deep house dub too.
Jack Trash's "Soul Sentation" EP out today; vocals by Gwen Matthews, remixes by The Congo Squad and Snaps.
San Francisco Examiner reviews aphrodisio mix v.o1 Johnny Fiasco: "DJ/producer Johnny Fiasco draws his inspiration from a most unlikely source -- his pre-house teen years spent playing guitar in rock and funk bands in his native Chicago . But when house music came a-knockin' in the late '80s, Fiasco opened the door and hasn't closed it since. Fiasco helped define the contemporary Chicago house sound in the early '90s as a resident at the city's now-legendary Smart Bar, where he played alongside Mark Farina, and later at Shelter. For his latest mix CD, Fiasco, who now heads up A&R over at Viva Recordings, pieces together another of his seductive deep disco sets, jazz and Latin-inspired and heavy on the conga and cowbell. Includes tracks by Lance DeSardi and JT Donaldson."
URB Magazine reviews James Patrick's Psychoacoustics: "...a rock solid mix of dreary atmospheric techno...a real standout...definitely a hot new label to watch." 4 stars!
BPM Culture Magazine/djmixed.com ( US ) reviews aphrodisio mix v.01 Johnny Fiasco: "Johnny Fiasco turns it out proper style on fledging house label aphrodisio's first mix CD. Well known in the house world for both his remixes and numerous original productions on a variety of labels, Johnny Fiasco proves himself to be master of the mix cd as well. Throughout the 15 track mix, Fiasco guides you through the many styles and inflections of deep house, providing a satisfying and exhilarating experience. His set opens with the infectiously funky "House of Mouths" from Mike Dixon, which leads into Pty Ltd's "Who's Been Watching You?" given a bumping, acid-y remix from Fiasco's buddy Derrick Carter. As the mix progresses, he leads you into more tribal territory with Dano Chus & Ceballos' "Deep Architecture". A double dose of Thomas Crown tracks "Burnin'" and "Party People" brings in a light disco flavor, complemented by the precision funk of Lance de Sardi & Waric Cameron's "Get Into Me." Vernell de Long's "People Get Up" takes things into the deeper, soulful realms of house, backed up by Fiasco's own mix of E-Tones' "Ooh La La". Never lingering in any one sub-genre too long, Fiasco then progresses into a jazzy tone with tracks from JT Donaldson and L?go. Fiasco himself provides some deep Latin flavor to round things out at the close of the set. All in all, Aphrodisio Mix V. 01 is a blistering collection of diverse house vibes tied together with Fiasco's innate sense of rhythm and mood. Boding well for the future of the label, house heads would do well to check this mix out."
aphrodisio featured in DJ Magazine's "Check da Label."
iDJ Magazine's “Bublin Under” Feature Interview with Roomsa.
URB Magazine reviews aphrodisio mix v.01 Johnny Fiasco: "muscular new mix...Fiasco's style is inevitable; the beats are always booming and the vibe deep..."
iDJ Magazine reviews aphrodisio mix v.01 Johnny Fiasco: "The Likes of Gloria Estefan, KD Lang, and most recently Justin Timberlake have all benefited from Chicago house legend, Johnny Fiasco's remix and production talents. So it should come as no surprise that this mix from the man himself is impeccably mixed, with a top track selection. It kicks off on a real summery vibe with cool Latin grooves before sweeping seamlessly into sexy disco groovers as we progress. But it's when we hit the crux of the mix around track nine that things start to pick up, lifting in tempo and energy, until peaking right on the final track from Mambana (Soulfuric Traxx). A nicely crafted mix with a suitably varied mix of tracks to keep interest, and a definite for fans of the Latin-tinged sound of the West Coast. Good stuff from the aphrodisio crew." **** (four out of five stars) - Piliavin & Zimbardo
iDJ Magazine (UK) "Fluctuate" EP "Minneapolis label serves up their 5th release from Jevne, the man behind the massive 'Night Swallowing Day.' For starters there's the original, a super funky straight-up houser laced with bubbly percussion and an ass-shaking bass line. Dizzy doesn't disappoint on remix duty either, as he tightens things up with his trademark percussion. Plush legend Jack Trash opts for tougher drums and a stiffer groove on what's clearly the stand-out mix." * * * (three out of four stars) - Piliavin & Zimbardo
Jack Trash included in URB Magazine's CHARTS "Top 10 by 10."
E-Tones' "Ooh La La" featured on Nicolas Matar's "Sun Dance" (Journeys by DJ) compilation.
"Trash Talkin'" by Jack Trash, remix by Piliavin & Zimbardo (Distraekt Records), in stores today!
Roomsa - Lady Sarah & Jason Heinrichs - signed exclusively to aphrodisio today.
E-Tones' "Ooh La La" featured on Sandy Rivera's "In the House" (Defected) compilation.
XLR8R reviews "More and More" - "aphrodisio releases their latest fashion from Mr. E-Tones? Filtered keys weave throughout the rhythm with a female vocal suggesting that we should come on and get some more." View Article
aphrodisio's Jack Trash aka JT named Best Club DJ in the Twin Cities!
aphrodisio mix v.01 featuring Johnny Fiasco (Om) was recorded live @ the Quest in Minneapolis; Johnny was accompanied by aphrodisio artists including Jack Trash, Jevne, and E-Tones; CD out in early September.
"Night Swallowing Day" by Jevne (aphrodisio) remixed by Tony Thomas (Soma) in stores today; this gem's a tribal jam with irresistible, darkly narcotic grooves. Both versions hit the dance floor hard with a thick, throbbing bass line and heavy low end. Tribal house and progressive music lovers will dig it.
iDJ Magazine Reviews "Ooh La La" - "The first release from this new Minneapolis-based label, this has been around for a while but in case you'd been sleeping like I had, do check for this deep groovy houser with its breathless French female vocal, gently tinkling keys and nicely understated brass hook. The original's just fine, but Johnny Fiasco's remix is the one, being just a touch more floor-friendly." * * * * (four out of five stars)
The Boston Beer Company selected aphrodisio to create/produce original score for Sam Adams Light TV commercial; “Darts” airs nationally today.