Vakula

13Th District Ep

Nuearth Kitchen
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V's take on house music comes at the listener from an outsider's perspective, as his native Ukraine traditionally hasn't been a hotbed of this genre. Consequently, his new album on Nuearth Kitchen, 13th District, hits your ears at an odd angle, as V (aka Vakula, aka Mikhaylo Vityk) bends somewhat familiar tropes into fascinating, fresh shapes. Clearly enamored of American funk, soul, and jazz, V recalibrates these familiar elements—the amino acids of house—into dream-logic, hypnotic scenarios that accentuate their visceral and cerebral qualities. One of 13th District's highlights is "Untitled I," which elicits a 3 AM poignancy through a languid, soul-jazzy house trot, wrenching the heart further by looping a female vocalist crooning, "My love." On a grittier tip, "Untitled V" weaves urgent gangster dialogue through a Curtis Mayfield-esque blaxploitation-flick scenario—phenomenal corkscrewing bass line, pimp-rolling beats, reverbed falsetto vocals—filtered through a hazy distancing effect that only adds to its dramatic power. On "Untitled XII," V contrasts brutal, off-center beats and a forbidding bass line with twinkling keyboard and xylophone tones and tranquil clarinet motif, creating a gorgeous tension between opposing forces. If anything could resurrect the long-dormant trip-hop genre, it's this stunning track. Elsewhere on 13th District, there are tracks that recall Marvin Gaye's phenomenal 1972 soundtrack for Trouble Man—a kind of dazed, glazed soulfulness in which some people in supremely difficult, tense situations seek escape and solace. The funk on 13th District is thick and deep, slowed to a sumptuous lope, the better to augment libidinous impulses. The tracks here are outrageously sensuous, but not in overt ways. V spurs erotic shivers with utmost subtlety—and with a hint of derangement. There's a sweet madness to his methodical method.

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Release Date

10.04.2019

Cat No

NEK 06

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Acid House
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12"
Vakula
12.95 €
Acid ToolsBandura
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House
12"
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Vakula
12.95 €
Acid ToolsBandura
Deep House
10"
Vakula
13.00 €
Trip From BoEthereal Sound
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House
10"
Vakula
13.00 €
Trip From BoEthereal Sound
Deep House
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12"
Vakula
19.00 €
Leleka EP2Leleka
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House
12"
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Vakula
19.00 €
Leleka EP2Leleka
Deep House
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12"
Vakula
9.00 €
Night WalksLeleka
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House
12"
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Vakula
9.00 €
Night WalksLeleka
Tech House
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12"
Vakula
13.00 €
Night In Konotop CityQuintessentials
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House
12"
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Vakula
13.00 €
Night In Konotop CityQuintessentials
SloMo House
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12"
Vakula
11.00 €
LELEKA001Leleka
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House
12"
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Vakula
11.00 €
LELEKA001Leleka
House
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12"
Jon Mcmillion
8.00 €
Don't It Make You? (incl. Fred P & Orson Wells rmxs)Nuearth Kitchen
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House
12"
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Jon Mcmillion
8.00 €
Don't It Make You? (incl. Fred P & Orson Wells rmxs)Nuearth Kitchen
Techno
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12"
Spectral Empire
9.50 €
Goloka Dhama EPNuearth Kitchen
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Techno
12"
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Spectral Empire
9.50 €
Goloka Dhama EPNuearth Kitchen
Neo Disco
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12"
Baptiste & Pierre Colleu
10.95 €
Dolphin Kid Remixes, Vol.2Nuearth Kitchen
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12"
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Baptiste & Pierre Colleu
10.95 €
Dolphin Kid Remixes, Vol.2Nuearth Kitchen
Neo Disco
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12"
Baptiste & Pierre Colleu
10.95 €
Dolphin Kid Remixes, Vol.1Nuearth Kitchen
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12"
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Baptiste & Pierre Colleu
10.95 €
Dolphin Kid Remixes, Vol.1Nuearth Kitchen
Deep House
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2-12"
Jon Mcmillion / Vision Works II
18.95 €
NeonNuearth Kitchen
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House
2-12"
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Jon Mcmillion / Vision Works II
18.95 €
NeonNuearth Kitchen
Cosmic
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12"
Corbie
8.50 €
Emotion.remixs (Dj Sprinkles/ Juju & Jordash)Nuearth Kitchen
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12"
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Corbie
8.50 €
Emotion.remixs (Dj Sprinkles/ Juju & Jordash)Nuearth Kitchen
No Wave
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LP + mp3
Tolouse Low Trax
17.95 €
Jeidem Fall (repress)Karaoke Kalk
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LP + mp3
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Tolouse Low Trax
17.95 €
Jeidem Fall (repress)Karaoke Kalk
Acid House
2-LP
Various
19.00 €
Acid - Mysterons Invade The Jackin Zone (Pt.1)Soul Jazz
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House
2-LP
Various
19.00 €
Acid - Mysterons Invade The Jackin Zone (Pt.1)Soul Jazz
Neo Disco
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LP
John Talabot
15.95 €
Fin (+CD)Permanent Vacation
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LP
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John Talabot
15.95 €
Fin (+CD)Permanent Vacation
Future Bass
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12" + mp3
Objekt
10.95 €
Objekt #4 (REPRESS)Objekt
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Bass Music
12" + mp3
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Objekt
10.95 €
Objekt #4 (REPRESS)Objekt
Experimental Electronica
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LP
Crossed Wires
20.95 €
Crossed Wires (one per customer)Light Sounds Dark
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Electronica
LP
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Crossed Wires
20.95 €
Crossed Wires (one per customer)Light Sounds Dark
Balearic
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LP
Møzaika
18.95 €
Silver TidePublic Possession
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Disco
LP
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Møzaika
18.95 €
Silver TidePublic Possession