Top 10 EP / LP releases 2018

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 07:28 pm

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The voting has ended and it’s time to see what are your favourite EP / LP releases of 2018.

Last year a lot of works were dispatched in the electronic dance music scene by renowned and freshly established record labels alike. Well-known producers, as well as emerging artists, provided groovy rhythms for us to enjoy and dance to. From deeper atmospheric rhythms to pumping compositions,┬áwe actively engaged in promoting contemporary vibrations on our online platform, and we’ll continue to do so.

In December we asked you what are your favourite EPs and LPs released throughout the year and provided you with a voting list totalling 40 materials to chose from. We took into consideration our publications from the EP Reviews section of our website, where out of 459 releases published in 2018, 346 EPs and LPs were contributed by feeder users, which count 1979 kind souls and alternative brands at this moment. 113 EP / LP reviews were written by the team, usually curating distinct records which are exclusively distributed by our friends and partners from

473 voters┬áexpressed their opinion – here are the results for Top 10 EP / LP releases in 2018.


r.hitect, Barac - masterplan EP [r.hitect]

10.┬ár.hitect, Barac – masterplan EP [r.hitect] / RCT001

The mysterious Romanian project r.hitect┬ápromises to showcase a new dimension of trippy minimal-techno delivered┬áthrough the eponymous label. The┬ádebut┬áEP┬áreleased┬áin collaboration with┬áBarac┬áis titled “masterplan” and features┬átwo amazing original tracks and a groovy remix.


piktor - senin ep

9.┬áPiktor ÔÇô Senin EP [Subtil] / SBTL011

The first wax released by Subtil Records in 2018 is signed by┬áVictor┬áPavlovschi aka┬áPiktor. The 12” is titled┬á“Senin EP” and┬áprovides a smooth minimalistic techno sound with hints of acid here and there, completed by dreamy melodies from another world.


andrei ciubuc frost ep 1

8.┬áAndrei Ciubuc, Frost ÔÇô 2 Sides Of The Spatel [Malonian] / MALONIAN006

For the 6th publication of Malonian record label,┬áAndrei Ciubuc┬áaka┬áVRAC┬áfrom Bucharest and Offenbach based┬áFrank Frost, label head of┬áPressure Traxx, present their interpretation “of the Spatel“. One side for the Romanian style and two German cuts on the flipside.

CTTV025 - Sensek / Cosmjn - Linear Momentum EP

7.┬áSensek, Cosmjn ÔÇô Linear Momentum EP [Complatt] / CTTV025

Sensek┬áhits Complatt with “Linear Momentum EP” and┬ádoes an amazing┬ájob. Pure minimalism. The 12” packs a great remix by Cosmjn as well.┬áLimited press on this one, with no digital release afterwards.


6. Cally ÔÇô Kaldaer EP [Malonian] / Malonian005

The Hanover based label┬áMalonian┬áwelcomes┬áDragos Gabriel Dumitru┬áaka┬áCally┬áto their family with the release of “Kaldaer┬áEP”. The material offers three original tracks, designed with melodic techno patterns that will make you think about summer,┬ádelivering a smooth and energetic sound.


MP (Mihai Popescu) - Still 1 Measure EP - Part 2 [Steppin' Motion]

5.┬áMP (Mihai Popescu) ÔÇô Still 1 Measure EP ÔÇô Part 2 [SteppinÔÇÖ Motion] / SMR002

After a successful┬ádebut with┬áMP┬áaka┬áMihai Popescu┬ádelivering the first part of “Still 1 Measure EP”, the French label┬áSteppin’ Motion┬áreturns with┬áPart 2. Continuing the carefully crafted story, this second release aims to empower the concept behind the imprint managed by Swoop, and that is to promote music as an art form of expression.


Livio & Roby - Ta Katana / Roslis [Kusi Records]

4.┬áLivio & Roby ÔÇô Ta Katana / Roslis [Kusi Records] / KUSI007

Mannheim based record label┬áKusi Records┬ápresents┬áLivio & Roby┬áon their 7th release, a hot EP featuring two immersive and uplifting cuts titled “Ta Katana” and “Roslis”. One side will explore a deeper sound flavoured with minimalistic tech patterns, while the other will provide a pumping rhythm, ready┬áto sweep the frequencies on any dancefloor.


Bucurie - Everglow EP [Otaku Records]

3.┬áBucurie ÔÇô Everglow EP [Otaku Records] / OTK005

Yet another amazing wax coming from Otaku Records is signed by Bucurie, a rising talent in the Romanian electronic dance music scene. His music is designed with melodic techno rhythms, warm atmospheres, driving basslines and steady percussion. “Everglow EP” features three amazing tracks and is available only in a limited number of copies.


Animae launches Buddha EP by unknown duo Randaru, with an amazing rework from Vid

2.┬áRandaru, Vid – Buddha [Animae] / ANIMAELTD005

The German label┬áAnimae┬ápresents its 5th vinyl-only and limited instalment, titled “Buddha”.┬áThe EP┬ásuggests two different revelations or states of bliss. The first track produced by the elusive duo┬áRandaru┬áoffers a path through pulsating rhythms and whimsical effects with soothing, uplifting energy. Vid‘s mix goes deeper into a nostalgic atmosphere, a trippy and hypnotic introspective space where you can lose your┬ábody to dance and tune into yourself.


Just_Me, Nazt - Fractal Formations incl. Alexkid & Carlos Sanchez Remixes [Handcrafted Label]

1. Just_Me, Nazt ÔÇô┬áFractal Formations [Handcrafted Label] / HCDV005

Berlin-based producer┬áJust_Me┬áteams up with Handcrafted Label┬áco-founder┬áNazt┬áto deliver the┬á“Fractal Formations EP”. The final result is a groovy 12” that provides one original take and two re-works signed by┬áAlexkid┬áand┬áCarlos Sanchez. Showcasing the versatility of the producers, the wax is flavoured with a deep, yet swinging sound,┬áfinely crafted for the dancefloor.

Let’s see what 2019 will bring because a lot of amazing works will surely be published this year as well. Don’t forget, you can also contribute to the platform yourself, just follow the steps!┬áÔťĘ


Words by: AndreiB


1 Comment
  1. […] Founded in 2014 by Nazt, Handcrafted brought forward amazing works from the likes of Yaroslav Lenzyak, Kaitaro, Cesare vs. Disorder, Priku, Melodie, Javier Carballo, Cicuendez, Alexkid and Guy From Downstairs. Last year┬áHCDV005 titled “Fractal Formations EP” signed by Just_Me and Nazt was selected as number 1 in our Top 10 EP / LP releases. […]

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