July 14, 2006

Charts: July 14 2006

Todd Hutlock
Bandulu - Phaze In Remix [Infonet]
LocoDice - Seeing Through Shadows [Minus]
Johannes Volk - Synergetik [Mission 6277]
Ben Watt - Old Soul [Buzzin’ Fly]
Quadrant - Infinition [Planet E]
DJ T Vs. Booka Shade - Played Runner [Get Physical]
Ellen Allien & Apparat- Way Out (Robag Wruhme Vati Mafonkk Remikks) [Bpitch Control]
Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away (C2 Remix 4) [Mute]
Electronic Resistance - Marvelous Night (Claude Young Remix) [Såhkåtek]
Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - Pull [KK]

Michael F. Gill
Tri Atma – Mikrokosmos [Erdenklang]
Lindstrom – Breakfast in Heaven [White]
Wali & The Afro Caravan - Hail the King [Solid State/Harmless]
Squallor - I Love My Disco Baby [CGD]
Stars On 33 - I Feel Music in Your Heart [Vulture Music]
Galoppierende Zuversicht – Klumpknolle [Dachkantine]
Gys – Lon (Soultek Remix) [Zer0 G Sounds]
To Rococo Rot - Music Is a Hungry Ghost [Mute]
King Tubby – Sir Niney’s Rock [Metro]
Françoise Hardy – Parlez-Moi De Lui [Asparagus]


June 30, 2006

Bandulu - Phaze In-Version

Reanimation1990s12"TechnoDub

Something hit the techno community like a shot in 1993: the influence of dub. While the mixing techniques (drop-outs, phasing, echoes, etc.) had been commonplace on house and techno mixes in the previous decade or so, at the time, no one was really attempting to fuse the style of King Tubby and Lee “Scratch” Perry to electronics. But in early ‘93, with the release of the first records on the mighty Basic Channel label, the long, echoing, repeating, phasing patterns on top of hard techno beats took the world by (quiet) storm.

Generally forgotten in all of this, however, is this masterful single by British group Bandulu released through indie powerhouse Creation Records dance offshoot, Infonet. Messers. Bissmire, O’Connell, and Thompson start with heavily phased and repeated keyboard wash and turn it over and over and over again for what seems an eternity (it’s closer to five minutes) before the stomping, Mills-esque drum loop comes in to move things from outer space to the dancefloor. The beat drops out again after a few more minutes, only to return, Phoenix-like, after another dark, swirling waterfall of sound. Epic. Big on vibes, atmosphere, and sticky green smoke, “Phaze In-Version” is the missing bridge between the London, Detroit, and Berlin scenes of the early 1990s. If you’re a fan of any of the above, start digging in the crates for this slept-on gem.

Infonet / INF 012T
[Todd Hutlock]


March 24, 2006

Charts: March 24 2006

Mallory O’Donnell
Nina Hagen - I Love Paul
Williams - Pinball (Original Mix)
Christiane F – Wunderbar
Dada Life - Big Time (Linus Loves Remix)
Lindstrom - Another Station
Julius Kammerl - Dromedar
Popular Computer - Clone Age
The March Violets - Steam
Jah Division - Dub Disorder
Tone Loc - Locin on the Shaw
2 Live Crew - Dirty Nursery Rhymes

Cameron Octigan
(A)pendics.Shuffle - Saw Saw Soup (Miso Mix)
Daso - T Anders
Dexter - Acid Lullaby
Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Personliche Glucksmelodie
Hashim - Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Lindstrom and Christabelle - Music (In My Mind)
Liquid - Sweet Harmony
Pier Bucci - L Nuit
Peter Lauer - Free Entry for Girls (Robert Wruhme Drikkibass Remix)
Throbbing Gristle - What a Day

Todd Hutlock
Sleeparchive - Radio Transmission
Matthew Dear as Audion - Fabric 27
Nightmares On Wax - A Case of Funk
Designer Music - Good Girls
Alex Under - De Dos Realidades
Fraktion - Not Back
Shake - NSC Tracker
Gerald Mitchell - Bellydancer
Rubberneck - Pot (Christian Morgenstern Mix)
Bandulu - Phaze In-Version

Michael F. Gill
Manmadescience – Smoke
The Rice Twins – For Penny & Alexis
Italoboyz – The Titty Twister
Jeanie Tracy - Don’t Leave Me This Way (12′’ Mix)
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Dub)
Edwin Birdsong – Phiss-Phizz (12” Mix)
Jochen Trappe - Technofunk
Jimmy Edgar – LBLB Detroit
Gudrun Gut – Move Me
Krisma – Miami