November 10, 2006

Beatzcast #10



01: [a]pendics.shuffle - Feel Me
02: Minimal Compact - Nil Nil (Rub ‘n’ Tug Remix)
03: Sessomatto feat. Carolyn Harding - Movin’ On (Joey Negro Club Mix)
04: Kiki - Trust Me (Super Dub)
05: Shonky - Solar
06: SLG - Caffeine
07: Sasse feat. Malte - Up To You
08: Sally Shapiro - I Know

November 10, 2006

Charts: November 10 2006

Guest Chart: Mathias Schaffhauser, Ware

Ricardo Villalobos – Unflug / Good Groove & Yapacc Remix [Frisbee Tracks]
Bond & Blome – Tentacular [Sender]
Five Green Circle – Ochim EP [Meerestief]
NDKJ – Pimp / from „Put It Where You Want It EP“ [Maschine]
Oliver Koletzki – Follow Up / Kiki Remix [Stil vor Talent]
V.A. – Mobilée Remix Series Vol. 4 / Daniel Stefanik Remix [Mobilée]
Agnès – Is She He [Einmaleinsmusik]
Garnica – The Lucky Guy [Galaktika ] – Panakia EP [Ware]
Mathias Schaffhäuser vs. V.A. – RE:2 / Vinyl Selection [Multicolor]

Mallory O’Donnell
Greg Wilson - Chocolate Factor [Redux]
Alice Smith - Love Endevour (Maurice Fulton Remix) [BBE]
Sessomatto - Movin’ On (Joey Negro Remixes) [Z Records]
Tantra - The Double LP [Importe/12]
V/A - El Mejor Italo-Disco De Los 80’s [Contrasena]
Skatebård - Midnight Magic [Digitalo Enterprises]
Matt & Kim - Matt & Kim [IHEARTCOMIX]
Blowfly - Blowfly’s Disco Party [Weird World]

Michael F. Gill
Alan Banford - Delanox [F1]
Pheek - Magda Had A Little Troll ([a]pendics.shuffle remix) [Clever Music]
Freddie Mercury - Love Kills (More Order Rework By The Glimmers) [Parlophone]
John Dahlback - My Secret [Acid 80 Italy]
Jetone - Sufraise II [Apnea]
Arpanet - Event Horizon (Instrumental) [Record Makers]
Umwelt - Kiss In The Dark [Satamile Records]
Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Monotonism [Tendenzen Freier Entfaltung]
Rekleiner - Sideways [Catwash Records]
Phase - Espresso [Ingoma]

February 24, 2006

[A]pendics.Shuffle - Hot Guardian & The Freestyle Formula


Following in the hotness of the recent Pheek 12”, Kenneth James Gibson ([a]pendics.shuffle) delivers one of his best singles to date for his own Adjunct label. Much more raw and jackin’ than his releases on Orac, the lead cut “Dirty Bed” is an instantly addictive low-end monster, with an ominously sleazy vocal and some aggressively wet stabs of acid. The Westend Ghetto remix of “Dirty Bed” is rather similar but gives the track a bit more room to breathe, cutting up the vocals and using them more sparsely. Rounding things off is another bass-heavy swinger, “Optimal Clamour,” that veers close to sounding like a nasty dub of Green Velvet. Recommended.

Adjunct / 004
[Michael F. Gill]

October 27, 2005

[a]pendics.shuffle - Helicopter Hearts

I haven’t been as big a supporter of Orac as I want to be. The releases have all been good, but nothing’s been knock-yr-socks off great. All that changes with Helicopter Hearts, which is the fully-formed jacking treat that I’ve been waiting for. The opener “My Helicopter Heart” and “Your Words Are Necessary” are two of the funkiest micro-sampled tracks not made by Marc Leclair, while follow-up “Baneful Leather” is a moody and deep house joint that, ahem, lathers you up for the climactic third side of “Dirty Hood” and “Cemento.” Seek this one out, if you’re a My Way fan.

Orac / ORAC17CD
[Todd Burns]

October 20, 2005

Wighnomy Bros. & Robag Wruhme - Remikks Potpourri

The Wighnomy Brothers (Gabor Schablitzki & Sören Bodner) and Robag Wruhme (just Gabor) rightfully collect their various remixes here on the aptly titled Remikks Potpourri. Rightfully, because the two are one of the few minimal techno dudes that seem completely comfortable in a variety of situations (the string and guitar-led hip-hop of “Elbe 1,” the retooling of Namusouke’s dancehall-inflected “Survive,” and the epic and essential “This World” originally performed by Slam and Tyrone Palmer are the odd ones out here). Take those tracks and garnish it all with a healthy dose of the click/clack of the duo’s normal mode of operation on remixes for Dominik Eulberg, [a]pendics.shuffle, and Alter Ego and you’ve got yourself a compilation worth picking up.

[Todd Burns]