October 13, 2006

Alexi Delano & Xpansul - Intelligence Reframed EP

Santiago Ferrer, a.k.a. Xpansul, apparently has a fear of being alone in the studio, as only one of his six singles to date has not been a collaboration with another artist. This time out, Santiago teams again with Alexi Delano and the resultant four-tracker is a chip off the old Plus 8 block, falling in line with the label’s history for straight dancefloor techno with a flair. Opener “Echolocation” bounces around with some frayed-wire noises, modulated riffs, and a bouncy rhythm that manages to sound tight and slightly unhinged at the same time. “Cosmic Antipathy” follows up with a neat looped riff and some ping-ponging electro-style stabs, while “Vegetotherapy” is the most floor-friendly track here, with a regulated 4/4, nifty shuffling hi-hat pattern, and inspired percussion fills, and closer “Meta-Intellectual” drops some metallic percussion in the cosmic slop next to some tasty twanging. Treading the fine line between all over the place and immaculately constructed, Intelligence Reframed fits right in with the Plus 8 ethos.

Plus 8 / PLUS8092
[Todd Hutlock]

October 6, 2006

Charts: October 6 2006

Guest Chart: Steve Bug, Poker Flat

Extraproduktionen - Subgreen (Arto Mwambe Mix) [Brontosaurus]
Ian O�Brien - Totally Alright (Martin Buttrich Mix) [Virgin]
Ben Westbeech - So Good Today (Yoruba Soul Mix) [Brownswood]
Das Bierbeben - Alles F�llt (Losoul Mix) [Shitkatapult]
Stefan Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow [Innercity Visions]
Cle & Mike Vamp - Maisonette (All Mixes) [Dessous]
Gummihz - Isolate (Sebo K Mix) [Mobile]
Dan Berkson & James What - Mescalincircus [Poker Flat]
Abe Duque - When The Fever Breaks [Abe Duque Records]
Studiogemeinschaft - Employee [Treibstoff]

Todd Hutlock
Afternoon Coffee Boys - Busted Speaker Brew [Clink]
Ricardo Villalobos - Bach to Back [Playhouse]
Markus Nikolai - Bushes (Freaks In Outer Space Dub) [Perlon]
Jay Haze - Change Something (Pier Bucci Remix) [Contexterrior]
Shane Berry - Fillertet 2 (Dominik Eulberg Remix) [Trapez LTD]
Anthony Shakir - Sermon [Sublime]
Justin Martin & Sammy D - Swamp Thang (Claude VonStroke Swamp Rat Mix) [Dirtybird]
Kenny Leaven - Feeling Spicy [Traum]
Alexi Delano & Xpansul - Vegetotherapy [Plus 8]
Davidovitch - Insider [Kompakt]

Ronan Fitzgerald
Gummihz - Isolate (Sebo K Remix) [Mobilee]
Solieb - Isotropy (Lazy Fat People Remix) [Maschine]
Rekorder - 6 � [Rekorder]
Jens Bond - Rocket Queen [Highgrade]
Stefan Goldmann and Ame - Sleepy Hollow Version [Innervisions]
Argenix and Samim - Sabor EP [Tuning Spork Family Affair]
Anja Schneider - Addicted (Gummihz Mix) - [Mobilee]
Juergens - Love It [Room Recordings]
Shonky - Closer To Pluton [Resopal Red]
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Disconnect EP [Ostwind]

Mallory O�Donnell
Lindstrom - Arp She Said [Smalltown Supersound]
Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) (Fingers In Crumbs) [Mute]
Peru - Oriental � [Red Bullet / Compost]
Tetine - A Historia De Garca [Soul Jazz]
Dexter Vs. Cosmic Force - Drum Techniek [Marguerita ]
Sneak Thief - Body Militia [Voltage Musique]
Underworld � Cowgirl [Junior Boy�s Own]

Michael F. Gill
Pinktronix � Booty Sez (Juho Kahilainen rmx) [Elettrica]
The It - Donnie (Ron Hardy mix) [DJ International]
Public Energy - Three ‘O Three [Probe Records]
Ministry - I Wanted to Tell Her [Arista]
George Clinton - Erotic City [Fox Records]
Contemporary Household � She Said (Toktok remix) [Bomzh]
XR7 � XR7 [Quality Records]
Galaxy � Dancing Tight [Island/Ensign]
Sven Weisemann � Slices [Liebe Detail]
Ginny - Can’t Be Serious [VM Records]