Primate Recordings

Primate Recordings

Profile:
Primate was established in January 1996 to showcase the techno talent being distributed by Prime Distribution, as well as to promote new emerging techno producers. Primate has two sister labels, Primary Recordings and Primevil. Together the three labels cover the entire house to techno spectrum. In addition, Primate has a sub label, Primate Endangered Species with APE catalog numbers. The PMTEN catalog numbers are 10" releases on coloured vinyl.

NOTE: Many of the 1996/1997 releases have been repressed. The represses list Middlesex as contact address, whereas the original pressings list London.
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Contact Info:
Primate Recordings Ltd.
International Sales Management
Hanover International, Room 21,
Sunridge Park Management Centre
Plaistow Lane, Bromley
Kent, BR1 3TP, England

Phone: +44 (0) 208 464 9600
Fax: +44 (0) 208 290 0055

[old address, obsolete, for reference only]

Primate Recordings
79 Fortress Road,
Kentish Town,
London NW5 1AG
Tel. 0171 284 0645
Fax 0171 284 0512
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
APE 002 Believe  album cover Traxster Believe(12", Mar) Primate Endangered Species APE 002 UK 2001 Sell This Version
APE004 Flashbacks  album cover Traxster Flashbacks(12", Gre) Primate Endangered Species APE004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APE 005 Protect Your Soul EP  album cover Andrew Richley & Ryan Rivera Protect Your Soul EP (EP) APE 005 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APE006 AK-47 EP  album cover Stoned Baby & Join Clap Stoned Baby & Join Clap - AK-47 EP(12", EP, Red) Primate Endangered Species APE006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APE007 Funky Monkeys Volume 2  album cover Various Funky Monkeys Volume 2(12", Blu) Primate Endangered Species APE007 UK 2003 Sell This Version
APE 008 Nuclear Assault E.P.  album cover Redhead Nuclear Assault E.P.(12", EP, Pur) Primate Endangered Species APE 008 UK 2003 Sell This Version
APE 009 Upfront Policy EP  album cover Ignition Technician Upfront Policy EP (EP) APE 009 UK 2003 Sell This Version
APE 010 Unreleased Mixes  album cover Ben Sims Unreleased Mixes APE 010 UK 2003 Sell This Version
APE 011 Funky Monkeys Volume 3  album cover Various Funky Monkeys Volume 3(12") Primate Endangered Species APE 011 UK 2003 Sell This Version
APE012 No Musician EP  album cover Kabuto No Musician EP(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE012 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APE 013 Recuerdos Eternos EP  album cover DJ Preach Recuerdos Eternos EP (EP) APE 013 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APE 014 The Fox EP  album cover Kabuto The Fox EP(12", EP, Red) Primate Endangered Species APE 014 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APE015 Pirate Audio EP  album cover Ignition Technician Pirate Audio EP(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE015 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APE016 Supersonic Combustion EP  album cover W. Jörg Henze* Supersonic Combustion EP(12", EP, Gre) Primate Endangered Species APE016 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APE 017 Twisted Clones EP  album cover Wehbba & Stephane Signore Wehbba & Stephane Signore - Twisted Clones EP(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE 017 UK 2006 Sell This Version
APE018 Detroit Avenue EP  album cover Infamous Players Detroit Avenue EP(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE018 UK 2007 Sell This Version
APE019 Reality Keeps Knocking EP  album cover TCP* Reality Keeps Knocking EP(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE019 UK 2007 Sell This Version
APE020 Funky Monkeys Vol. 5 - The Island Apes E P  album cover Various Funky Monkeys Vol. 5 - The Island Apes E P(12", EP) Primate Endangered Species APE020 UK 2007 Sell This Version
APECD002 Endangered Mixes Volume One  album cover Traxster Endangered Mixes Volume One(CD, Comp, Mixed) Primate Endangered Species APECD002 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APECD003 Endangered Mixes Volume 2  album cover Various Endangered Mixes Volume 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Primate Endangered Species APECD003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
APECD004 Endangered Mixes Volume 3 - A Continuous Primate Experience  album cover Traxster Endangered Mixes Volume 3 - A Continuous Primate Experience(CD, Comp, Mixed) Primate Endangered Species APECD004 UK 2004 Sell This Version
APECDPROMO1 Primate Recordings Limited Edition Promotional CD  album cover Melrob Primate Recordings Limited Edition Promotional CD(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Primate Endangered Species APECDPROMO1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AXDV-001 Exhibitionist  album cover Jeff Mills Exhibitionist AXDV-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
AXDVD-001 Exhibitionist  album cover Jeff Mills Exhibitionist(DVD-V, D/Sided, Mixed, NTSC, wit) Axis AXDVD-001 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CISCOAPECD01 Primate Recordings Limited Promotional CD  album cover Melrob Primate Recordings Limited Promotional CD(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Primate Endangered Species CISCOAPECD01 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ERA 2019 2 Techno Energy 11  album cover Ben Sims Techno Energy 11(CD, Mixed) Nextera ERA 2019 2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
ERA 2023-2 Primate Recordings Presents Techno Energy Volume 12.  album cover Traxster Primate Recordings Presents Techno Energy Volume 12.(CD, Mixed) Nextera, Nextera ERA 2023-2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
ERA 2010.2 The Last DJ'z On Earth  album cover Space DJ'z* The Last DJ'z On Earth(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Nextera, Primal Rhythms, Primate Recordings ERA 2010.2 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
EUHO031-6 Eukahoused  album cover Various Eukahoused(12", Smplr, Par) Eukahouse EUHO031-6 UK 2001 Sell This Version
GALVANICCD001-2 At The Wheels Of Steel  album cover Gayle San At The Wheels Of Steel(CD, Mixed) Galvanic GALVANICCD001-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Nr 02 Techno - Primate Recordings  album cover Various Techno - Primate Recordings(CD, Comp + CD, Enh) Techno Party Nr 02 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
PMRT 053 Cristian Varela Pains Remixes (12", Promo, W/Lbl) Primate Recordings PMRT 053 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PMTEN 001 Pratikus / Atomizer  album cover Spectrum (7) Pratikus / Atomizer(10", Min) Primate Recordings PMTEN 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PMTEN 002 Incessant Sound / Loopdaloop  album cover Melrob Incessant Sound / Loopdaloop(10", Red) Primate Recordings PMTEN 002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PMTEN 003 Moment  album cover Faces Moment(10", Yel) Primate Recordings PMTEN 003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PMTEN 004 Juvenile  album cover TD5 Juvenile(10", Whi) Primate Recordings PMTEN 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PMTEN 005 Fugitive E.P.  album cover Samuel Onervas Fugitive E.P.(10", EP, Blu) Primate Recordings PMTEN 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PMTEN 006 Kobent (Version 2) / Hjulbent  album cover Haffa Combino Kobent (Version 2) / Hjulbent(10", Pin) Primate Recordings PMTEN 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PMTEN 007 High Endurance E.P.  album cover Davide Squillance* High Endurance E.P.(10", EP, Pur) Primate Recordings PMTEN 007 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PMTEN 008 Synchronicity / Undertone  album cover Melrob Synchronicity / Undertone(10", Lim) Primate Recordings PMTEN 008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PMTEN 009 Mutator / Glow  album cover Vince Watson Mutator / Glow(10", Ora) Primate Recordings PMTEN 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PMTEN 010 P-Blasta / Funnel  album cover Box Blaze & Deetron P-Blasta / Funnel(10", Blu) Primate Recordings PMTEN 010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PMTEN 011 Skull & Bones E.P.  album cover Massimo Skull & Bones E.P.(10", EP, Red) Primate Recordings PMTEN 011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PMTEN 012 Paranoiac E.P.  album cover C. Varela* Paranoiac E.P. (EP) PMTEN 012 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PMTEN 013 2nd Fiction E.P.  album cover Deetron 2nd Fiction E.P.(10", EP, Gre) Primate Recordings PMTEN 013 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PMTEN 014 Black Windows E.P.  album cover Marco Bailey vs Redhead* Black Windows E.P. (EP) PMTEN 014 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PMTEN 015 Turntablism E.P.  album cover Gillespie Turntablism E.P.(10", EP, Yel) Primate Recordings PMTEN 015 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PMTEN 016 Undercover Blues E.P.  album cover The Fugitive Undercover Blues E.P. (EP) PMTEN 016 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PMTEN 017 Beginning E.P.  album cover Bando Beginning E.P. (EP) PMTEN 017 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PMTEN 018 Vareland E.P.  album cover C. Varela* Vareland E.P.(10", EP, Gre) Primate Recordings PMTEN 018 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PMTEN 019 Fully Fueled E.P.  album cover Craig Walsh Fully Fueled E.P. (EP) PMTEN 019 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PMTEN 020 Unknown Pleasure E.P.  album cover Michael Burkat Unknown Pleasure E.P.(10", EP, Gre) Primate Recordings PMTEN 020 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PMTEN 021 The Lab E.P.  album cover Gayle San The Lab E.P. (EP) PMTEN 021 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Prince 96/35 We Are Phuture (The Remixes)  album cover Phuture We Are Phuture (The Remixes)(12") Le Petit Prince Prince 96/35 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PRINCE 9635-2 We Are Phuture  album cover Phuture We Are Phuture(CD, Maxi) Le Petit Prince PRINCE 9635-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 001 We Are Phuture Remix E.P  album cover Phuture We Are Phuture Remix E.P (EP) PRMT 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 001 CDS We Are Phuture - The Remixes  album cover Phuture We Are Phuture - The Remixes(CD, Maxi) Primate Recordings PRMT 001 CDS UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 001 X We Are Phuture Remix EP   album cover Phuture We Are Phuture Remix EP (EP) PRMT 001 X UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 002 Expanse  album cover First Sine Expanse PRMT 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 003 The Disturbed E.P.  album cover Wyndell Long The Disturbed E.P. (EP) PRMT 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 004 This Is Your Life ...Man  album cover Chelsea Grin This Is Your Life ...Man PRMT 004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 005 Pump E.P.  album cover Adam Beyer Pump E.P. (EP) PRMT 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 006 Law, Order And Sound Enforcement E.P.  album cover Sound Enforcer Law, Order And Sound Enforcement E.P. (EP) PRMT 006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 006 CDS Law, Order And Sound Enforcement  EP  album cover Sound Enforcer Law, Order And Sound Enforcement EP(CD, EP) Primate Recordings PRMT 006 CDS UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 007 Switch Stance E.P.  album cover TD5 Switch Stance E.P. (EP) PRMT 007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 008 Skylines E.P.  album cover Throb Skylines E.P. (EP) PRMT 008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 009 Grindvik & Hardcell Silver(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Primate Recordings PRMT 009 2003 Sell This Version
PRMT 009 Plasma Farm E.P.  album cover The Celtic Sons Plasma Farm E.P. (EP) PRMT 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 010 6 Hours  album cover Mould Impression 6 Hours PRMT 010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRMT 011 Propulsion E.P.  album cover R.N.D. Technologies Propulsion E.P. (EP) PRMT 011 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 012 Hypertension E.P.  album cover Marco Carola Hypertension E.P. (EP) PRMT 012 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 013 Mysteries Abound E.P.  album cover Stephen Cinch Mysteries Abound E.P. (EP) PRMT 013 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 014 Fluxations E.P.  album cover Sphere (7) Fluxations E.P. (EP) PRMT 014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 015 Slob-Ice E.P.  album cover Gaetek Slob-Ice E.P. (EP) PRMT 015 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 016 Subnormal E.P.  album cover Throb Subnormal E.P. (EP) PRMT 016 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 017 Embionic EP  album cover Intexor + Sinesweeper* Embionic EP PRMT 017 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 018 7775-Line E.P.  album cover Gaetek 7775-Line E.P. (EP) PRMT 018 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 019 Drum Code No.1 Remix E.P.  album cover Adam Beyer & Lenk Drum Code No.1 Remix E.P. (EP) PRMT 019 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRMT 020 First E.P.  album cover Mystic Shape First E.P. (EP) PRMT 020 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 021 Crosstalk E.P.  album cover Infuse Crosstalk E.P. (EP) PRMT 021 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 022 No Time To Waste E.P.  album cover Chris Liebing No Time To Waste E.P. (EP) PRMT 022 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 023 Fugitive E.P. Remixes  album cover Samuel Onervas Fugitive E.P. Remixes (EP) PRMT 023 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 024 Overjoyed E.P.  album cover A. Crash Overjoyed E.P. (EP) PRMT 024 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 025 The Form E.P.  album cover Andreas Krämer The Form E.P. (EP) PRMT 025 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 026 Magnetic E.P.  album cover Ben Sims Magnetic E.P. (EP) PRMT 026 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 027 Synthesized Symmetry E.P.  album cover Various Synthesized Symmetry E.P. (EP) PRMT 027 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 028 Rail Road E.P.  album cover QMen Rail Road E.P. (EP) PRMT 028 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT 029 Funkrelibrium E.P.  album cover Mark Lloyd Funkrelibrium E.P. (EP) PRMT 029 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRMT031 Downunder EP  album cover Christian Smith+John Selway* Downunder EP (EP) PRMT031 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 032 Groovy Wavedrums EP  album cover Chris Vareland Groovy Wavedrums EP (EP) PRMT 032 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 033 The Outmove E.P.  album cover Gaetek The Outmove E.P. (EP) PRMT 033 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 034 Lord Of Brightness EP  album cover Henrik B Lord Of Brightness EP (EP) PRMT 034 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 035 Advanced Audio E.P.  album cover Chris Liebing Advanced Audio E.P. (EP) PRMT 035 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 036 Origins Of Man Vol. 2 (The Evolution) E.P.  album cover Various Origins Of Man Vol. 2 (The Evolution) E.P. (EP) PRMT 036 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 037 The Prime Time E.P.  album cover Ben Long The Prime Time E.P. (EP) PRMT 037 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 038 Electronic Radiation E.P.  album cover DJ G-Force* Electronic Radiation E.P. (EP) PRMT 038 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 039 Konverter EP  album cover Marco Bailey Konverter EP (EP) PRMT 039 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT 040 Kingdom Of The Selfish EP  album cover Bryan Zentz Kingdom Of The Selfish EP (EP) PRMT 040 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRMT041 Downtown EP  album cover Chris Liebing & Umek Chris Liebing & Umek - Downtown EP (EP) PRMT041 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PRMT 042 Generator Feelings EP  album cover Cristian Varela Generator Feelings EP (EP) PRMT 042 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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June 6, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
Primate being a divider of opinions is very true. They put out some good tunes, as would any label releasing that much stuff. But, the quality control wasn't there. So. Many. Average. Tunes. I know, because I lived through it...

if you want to get straight to the goodies, I liked the Phuture releases, and Pump by Adam Beyer... maybe the Cristian Vogel one too?

I've sold all my other Primate tunes.
maroko

maroko

September 17, 2019
Primate Records has always been something of a divider of opinions, be it for me, or many others. From one angle, they played it safe. Verified club formulas on repeat through an entire life span. What I don't understand is what is wrong with that. What is wrong in producing music aimed squarely at clubs, preferably put together by those playing there. It's OK to make tracks with the intention of making one jump. Those who think they are above it because of ardent, dig digging deeply into discographies of Black Dog and Autechre - nobody cares. It's that simple.

Primate kept it simple, basic and fun. Did they do rely on a handful of formulas? Yes? Did it work? Just look at the extensive back catalog, look at the global DJ support it received throughout the years, and ask that again. So, in a nutshell, this was somewhat of a straight forward club techno platform for many (and I do mean many) artists that were either about to take off or were already levitating.

Where things get muddy with this label, as already pointed out by someone else, is a more decisive quality filter. Basically, this label aimed at covering everything, and perhaps covered nothing at all. It looks like Primate and its sister labels, just like its northern counterpart Planet Rhythm Records, naturally wanted to leave an impression on the scene by releasing everything they considered worth it, in rapid succession too. For a number of reasons, their output failed a leave a lasting impression like for example Tresor's legacy. Perhaps it is due to a very formulaic approach to music. Perhaps it was the inability to separate what should have come out, and what should definitely stay on the shelf. But then again, whose call is that but the label's?

In fact, the vast bulk of everything they released was defined by long-continued practices, and, guided by repetition, rather than adventurous exploration and breaking the norm. You also need to take these adjectives used to defame the label with a grain of salt. Most users come here 20 years after the label had its winning streak, catering to a sound that was in demand at the time, and then they label it simplistic DJ fodder. Which is a right you are entitled to, but most of you were not even born yet, and were fifteen years away from your mother buying your first turntable.

Even with all the historical trivia, Primate could be blamed for some hyperproduction, to the point of me grabbing a new record of theirs in the shop, sampling it, and realizing its identical to the previous two I bought. Basically, at times, it would seem that even producers with a valid artistic identity, a unique approach to sound design, even those would churn out an indifferent four tracker that would be no different than any four tracker with the instantly recognizible logo that hit the shelves the past six months, and anything that was yet to get released in the six month period to come would not differ that much either. Basically, 90% of the releases here are a picture perfect copy of each other, regardless of the artist's style of geographical origin.

Yet it is precisely this, from today's viewpoint, handicap, that was its calling card especially among the younger public. One, Primate was handled by a fabulous distribution team, because you could run into their logo in the most remote record store of Europe. Not that I have been to all of them, but I have seriously run into their stuff where I did not even consider it a worthwhile task to start looking for techno music. So, if you put this fairly easy accessibility to their stock, a musical path that is easily digestible and FUN to toy around with on the newly acquired decks, rest assured that this very label served as a foundation stone in sparking a long term relationship with techno music for many, many listeners, who have since naturally explored further what the genre has to offer.

As far as the claim about these not being successful party bangers, whoever wrote that, there's no need for you to say anything else. You have basically admitted to nonsense on a public forum. This label, if anything, was at one point or another, in any DJ bag across the globe. I do mean any. For those of you too afraid to invest your money into the unknown, here are a few releases that not only reigned supreme over dance floors, but have risen to the status of techno classics:

Marco Carola ‎– Hypertension E.P.
Throb ‎– Subnormal E.P.
Gaetek ‎– The Outmove E.P.
Christian Smith+John Selway ‎– Weather Remixes
Andreas Kauffelt ‎– Jetflange / Noisechamber
Umek ‎– Consumer Recreation E.P.

The above crushed every single half decent open or closed space with a pair of functioning speakers until the records wore out. In fact, the EPs released by Gaetano Parisio, Marco Carola and "the tronic duo" rank as the high points of their careers.
So, on a good day, Primate proved that they can offer proper, state of the art techno artillery that would be in everyone's bag. So there is no discussion about this label not knowing its steez. In my humble opinion, where they - in a lack of a more suitable term - failed, is hit to break button every once in a while. Instead of limiting their output, thus automatically making it more volatile, or better yet having a clear design of where they want to take the sound, they drowned their own roster in its own music. You had to have a secretary to stay up to date with the release dates. Which is fine for a label dipping toes in uncharted territory. Or a label that has proven itself trigger happy with surprises, exclusives, limited edition releases etc. Primate Recordings had one trick learned to perfection, which was never enough to stay relevant and on top in a musical scene where you're here today and gone tomorrow. I also think that people simply grew tired of knowing beforehand what the next release would bring to the table without even taking it out of the sleeve. It looks like in this attempt to simultaneously encompass the techno spectrum, and simultaneously enabling virtually anyone with a fistful of tunes with a beat to put out a record, which is great, don't get me wrong, but enthusiasm and friendship are frequently antonyms of business ethics. Fans like to know you're here, but no one wants to see your face during every visit to a local record shop. I am under the impression that long term, Primate sacrificed focus and sense of direction for constant presence through a round the clock release schedule, which ultimately tarnished their credibility, as no factory on this planet can deliver goods of such high quality, at such a rate, uninterruptedly. They likely ran out of oxygen first. However, if you were around in the late nineties or the first few years into the millenium, I know for certain you will have very fond memories of absolutely losing it to certain titles you can find listed above.

They should have discerned the high points, emphasized the calling cards of their successful records, and focused on a more narrow niche. See what you do best, and build a community from there. Instead, these guys ultimately left the impression of being a large delivery van on auto pilot, which was naturally too heavy to shift, change lanes or gears when the time came. With the above said, I can responsibly say that out of the first one hundred techno releases I collected, I could bet that twenty were from one of the Primate stables. I know many others who will confirm a similar formation period.
dylaf

dylaf

August 7, 2017
If the below reviewer is including the coloured 10" series in his onslaught, then shame on you. They smashed floors to bits in the 90's & still sound sh*t hot right now, today, up against all the digital over production- perfection swamping club PA's everywhere. A catalog well worth rifling through for anyone at any level with techno.

November 17, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
I would like to balance out the overly enthusiastic comments with a mild disagreement with whats been written.

To newcomers just discovering modern techno, this label provides accessable and often easy to find releases, which are also quite easy to mix with.
The double packs are in fact almost purpose made for this, with tracks matching each other snugly, and on one release I have, the B and C sides are the the same BPM.

However, as you hear more work from artists featured on this label, you will find they have often released better material elsewhere. Some of my favourite artists have released 12"'s on primate, but its certainly not my favourite work of theirs and in some cases its their worst.

Also as you hear more techno in general the novelty of the sound (where you love everything because its new to you) wears off and you start getting picky.

Finally its about variety and depth. A lot of the stuff here is simple and lacks depth, and the focus tends to be quite narrow. When artists release on primate, its always the same kind of track. You generally know what your getting, but this predictability over hundreds of releases is also the labels main downfall.