Aaja is a UK based cultural project encompassing a space, label and parties. Not following too many fads or trends, Aaja is an audible quest for deep and raw club rollers and neon night tales.

For AAJA001 we’re pleased to gather 4 friends and artists in their own right for a diverse, inaugural 4-track Various Artists EP.

Commencing proceedings on the A1, ‘Abzent Mindz’ by In:State & Guili lets rip. Following their recent 12” on Not An Animal, this ever-giving cross-European collaboration churns out something that is both functional and emotional. TIP!

For A2, whilst this might be the start of his production journey, Ady Toledano is a permanent fixture on Berlin’s queer club scene and we’re excited to share his latest production. Regularly spinning at Cocktail D’Amore, Buttons at About:Blank & Riot, Toledano delivers ‘Rare Earth’. A deep, ceremonial journey best suited for those late night, deep in the rave moments and let’s be honest, mornings.

Flipping the 12inch over for B1. The third track of the EP, called ‘Dirun’, is produced by everson. One of the co-founders of Aaja teases sample-work in an out of a grinding, tool style track bridging busy, UK influenced percussion and influence with slower, sledging techno.

Finally, Alex Richards finishes off the VA with ‘Platform’ on the B2. His words about the track... ‘messing about making noises’. Richards lends the compilation a superlative, building and stripped back tune. Suited equally to the early doors as it is the early morns.

  1. Abzent Mindz
  2. Rare Earth
  3. Dirun
  4. Platform

Release Date: 08 June 2018

Hand stamped and numbered, limited to 200 copies.