June 29, 2007

Charts: June 29 2007

Nate DeYoung

Tiger Stripes / Solomun - Hooked / Jungle River Cruise [Liebe*Detail]
Half Hawaii - Mir Nichts / Dir Nichts [Hello?Repeat]
Brendon Moeller - Jazz Space [Third Ear]
The Mountain People - Mountain People 003 [Mountain]
Argenis Brito - Micro Mundo [Cadenza]
Henrik Schwarz - Walk Music [Innervisions]
Blackstrobe - I’m A Man (Audion Donation Mix) [Playlouderecordings]
Mock & Toof - Zomby [Mule]
Sorcerer - Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Miks) [Tirk]
Eddie Kendricks - Thanks For The Memories (Lee Douglas Edit) [White]

Michael F. Gill

Peter Horrevorts - You Look But You Don’t See [Kanzleramt]
Brando Lupi - The Attitude [Dozzy Records]
The Dining Rooms - Thank You (Skwerl Dub) [Schema]
Roland Appel - Dark Soldier [Sonar Kollektiv]
Dredl Kibosh - I Found You [Fenou]
Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura - Hold Me [Clone]
Salome De Bahia - Outro Lugar [Yellow Productions]
Billy Griffin - Hold Me Tighter In The Rain [CBS]
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Let’s Groove [CBS]
Cappuccino - Tomorrow [Black Sun]

June 17, 2007

The Week In Review: 2007, Week 24

DeepChord - Vantage Isle (echospace [detroit])
Genre: Techno, Dub

Todd Hutlock: Vantage Isle is perfection for anyone looking for the logical successors to the Basic Channel throne, or just looking for something mellow for those steamy late summer nights.

Ame - Balandine (Innervisions)
Genre: Techno, Progressive/Trance

Gudrun Gut - In Pieces (Monika Enterprises)
Genre: Downtempo, Minimal/Deep

Peter Chambers: If you’ve ever seen Michael Mayer do his dance behind the decks, the Burger/Voigt remix is, well…this is what the dance “sounds” like.

Audion - Noiser / Freds Bells (Spectral Sound)
Genre: Minimal/Tech, Techno

Nate DeYoung: Dears previous all-excess all-acid diet lead to the dreadful and desperate cul-de-sac of “how can I add even more?” With “Bells” and his recent string of songs, it sounds like he realized the question shouldve been “How can I make it sound like I’m adding even more?”

DJ Koze - All The Time (Philpot)
Genre: Minimal/Tech

Argy - 1985 (Liebe Detail Spezial)
Genre: Minimal/Deep, House

Motorcitysoul - Kazan (Exit Cube) (Aus Music)
Genre: Electro-House, Minimal/Deep

Peter Chambers: Classy gear for warming up cool-hearted floors.

Beatzcast #37: Crambe Repetita

Mike Powell talks to Gui Boratto

Thomas Inskeep’s bluffer’s guide to ’80s R&B

Mike Orme reviews Justice’s

Fergal OReilly takes on Burn Your Own Church by Black Strobe

May 15, 2007

Water Lilly - Invisible Ink

What a relentless track: it’s like your head is being run through a sewing machine, the synths needling away at every frequency range while the midtempo kick thumps along obliviously. Beyond the rhythm, Water Lilly keeps the pitches at really tense intervals, uninterested in resolving them until she breaks into the main riff, which is a lonely bit you might have expected on the last Knife album. If it went longer than 7:25 I’d say enough already, but that’s exactly where it stops, an etude in tension/release.

Arnaud Rebotini’s Black Strobe Mix on the flip is, as you’d expect, a harder, darker, “slamming” take on the original, something that’d fit perfectly into electroclash sets and current distorted-to-death bloghouse outings. It’s also the first time you’ll be able to make out the vocals from the original - “Except for me, what else do you want?” - which are presented here as a centerpiece, something of a meta-thesis for the rest of the mix. Rebotini bests the original when he moves into a sub-bass acid freakout towards the middle, and never lets up.

Mental Groove Records / MG 057
[Nick Sylvester]

May 9, 2007

Toby Tobias - Daves Sex Bits


Like his first single for the Rekid label, Toby Tobias still doesn’t settle for anything less than a genre-clusterfuck. “Dave’s Sex Bits” couldve just coined beardo-house and called it a day, but dude won’t let go of every little toy in his crate. With a constant ambient drone, Tobias stuffs in every swell, light-saber crash, and gurgling birdcall that he can touch. Even the funk licks of the bass are squashed in a song that nods to cosmic aspirations but can’t feel any space. On the flip, Quiet Village (comprised of Rekid label owner Matt Edwards and Joel Martin) rebuilds the sex bits from the ground up. Using delay like a tienne-Jules Marey photograph, the Quiet Village remix not only captures momentary glimmers of the original song, it also strobes in and out of the regulars forward progression of time. Thoroughly disorienting and wobbling near the black hole that swallowed Motiivis 1939, Quiet Villages remix might chug along to its own drummer but itll be hard to imagine a more massive sounding remix this year.

[Nate DeYoung]

April 6, 2007

Charts: April 6 2007

Mallory ODonnell
Montreal - Montreal [Salsoul]
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective [EMI]
Machine - There But for the Grace of God Go I [RCA]
Optimo - Walkabout [Endless Flight]
Black Strobe - Burn Your Own Church [Play Louder]
Kathy Diamond - Miss Diamond To You [Permanent Vacation]
LCD Soundsystem - Sounds Like Silver (Sound of Silver Remixed) [MP3]
Joakim - Lonely Hearts (Radio Edit) [Versatile]
Justus Kohncke - Elan (Prins Thomas Mix) [Kompakt]
Riton - Hammer of Thor [Souvenir]

Michael F. Gill
Ashford & Simpson It Seems to Hang On [Warner Brothers]
Sylvester Body Strong [Fantasy]
Brooklyn Express Sixty Nine [Carrere]
Ralph Mac Donald Playpen [Polydor]
Lauriece Hudson Feel My Love [Snowflake]
Antonelli The Name Of This Track Is Bobby Konders [Italic]
Phobia Phobia (DJ Hell Remix) [Gigolo]
CoH Dancing In Silence [Eskaton]
Fan Club Orchestra Theme Du Vol.2 (Part 2) [Soniq/Tokuma Japan]
Like A Tim & Gina V.D’Orio Where Did Our Love Go [Djak-Up-Bitch]

July 14, 2006

Beatzcast #6



01: Patrick Chardronnet - Eve By Day (Ripperton’s Epic Mix)
02: Basement Jaxx Hush Boy (Les Visiteurs Mix)
03: DJ Pumphead Acid Police
04: Nitzer Ebb Getting Closer (Black Strobe Mix)
05: Chardronnet - Newlife3
06: Steve Bug & Matthias Tanzmann Schick
07: LocoDice - Seeing Through Shadows
08: Trentemller Nam Nam
09: SLG - Nine Hours
10: Patrick Chardronnet - Eve By Day (Ripperton’s Lovelee Dae Mix)

May 24, 2006

Black Strobe - Last Dub on Earth

Weren’t these guys supposed to put out two albums last year? Instead we got an EP filled with recycled cuts from their early vinyl, and we began to wonder if the notion of scary, big-floor electro-acid thumposity was just too good to last. Black Strobe have always purveyed a singular dynamic - like a dance AC/DC. “Last Dub On Earth” doesn’t exactly upset that notion, but it does break up the hegemony of dark, fucked-up beats by giving us something a good deal warmer - though I wouldn’t go so far as to call it human. “Nazi Trance Fuck Off” as remixed by James Holden on the flip clicks back the niceness even further, but it repaints the Strobe in psychedelic hues potent enough to be worthy of a potential flashback. Is there such a thing as Nazi Trance? Is it a Dead Kennedys cover? The answers to these questions could quite possibly drive you insane. So, too, might this schizoid cauldron of bubbling analog bleeps and hallucinogenic echoes, the sonic equivalent of being chased down blind alleys by PCP-wielding French lunatics with an Orb fixation, bent on raping your mind with their delirious near-ambient noodlings. Shiversomely delightful.

Crosstown Rebels / 027
[Mallory O’Donnell]

May 19, 2006

Rekid - Made in Menorca

Depending on where youre coming from, Rekids Matt Edwards will probably be better known for his big-room house remixes of Elton John, Tiga, and Jentina or for his bearded disco as Quiet Village Project. Rekid catches him making slo-mo frozen-in-the-strobe-light discoid house. 85 Space and Tranzit sound like Edwards has slowed them down in an audio editor until echo and spring reverb swirls like thick cream poured slowly into black coffee, and thats probably what they arescrewed, but not chopped. Sometimes I listen to this record and nothing happens, its disco with its blood drained and cold lips, but sometimeslike right now!the degraded cowbell and resonant white noise creep of tracks like Lost Star6 or Arp are as voluptuous and overwhelming as any woman in a Fellini movie.

Soul Jazz / SJR132
[Patrick McNally]

April 24, 2006

In The Mix: DJ Camille (Mallory ODonnell)

I Hired Ninjas to Redecorate My Living Room

1. Out Hud - It’s For You (Rub ‘N Tug’s Panarva Mix)
2. Matmos - Steam & Sequins for Larry Levan
3. Black Strobe - Nazi Trance Fuck Off (James Holden Remix)
4. Jimmy Edgar - I Wanna Be Your STD
5. Jichael Mackson - Charmin’


February 10, 2006

Charts: February 10 2006

Guest Chart
Patrice Baumel, Trapez

Baxendale - I Built This City
Carl Craig - Darkness
Fairmont - Gazebo
Jesse Somfay - Traum 65
Ame - Rej
Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
Phonique - For The Time Being
Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Persoenliche Gluecksmelodie
Alex Under - Dispositivos De Mi Granja
Daso - Daybreak

Mallory ODonnell
Royksopp - What Else Is There? (Trentemoller Remix)
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Do Not Break
Tiga - Far From Home
Flatpack - Sweet Child O’ Mine (Mylo Remix)
Justice Vs. Simian - Never Be Alone
Transformer di Roboters - Hi End (Metro B & Maslope Remix)
Annie - The Wedding (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
Depeche Mode - Precious (Michael Mayer’s Balearic Mix)
The Knife - Neverland
Dead Disco - The Treatment (Metronomy Remix)
Chromeo - Needy Girl (Phillipe Zdar Dub)
Linus Loves - VH1
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Bliss

Cameron Octigan
Zimt - U.O.A.A. (Jurgen Paape Remix)
Yoshimoto - Do What U Du (Trentemoller Remix)
Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Streets
Uffie - Pop the Glock
Transformer der Roboters - Hi End (Metro B & Maslope Remix)
New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream
MSTRKRFT - Easy Love
Michael Mayer & Reinhard Voigt - Sky Dumont
The Knife - Like a Pen
Crystal Castles - Tuesday
Black Strobe - Me & Madonna
Benjamin Theves - Texas

Todd Hutlock
Suburban Knight - Predator’s Language
Theo Parrish - Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix)
Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom (Subsonic Legacy)
Gaiser - And Answer
Fumiya Tanaka - Unknown Possibility Vol 1.
Akufen - Psychometry 1.1-3.2 (Thomas Brinkmann Remix)
Battant - Jump Up EP
KLF Vs. Ricardo Villalobos - What Time Is Love? (Veto Retro Mix #1)
Plastikman - Afrika
Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy (David Byrne/John “Jellybean” Benitez Remix)

Michael F. Gill
Kalabrese - Hhnerfest
Isolee - Rockers
Frequency - Loosen Up
Fred Gianelli - Distant Gratification
Jean-Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger
DJ Shadow - Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
Sa-Fire - Boy, Ive Been Told (Rascal/Two In A Room Dub)
Doris D. and The Pins - Shine Up
A Guy Called Gerald - Finleys Rainbow (Slow Motion Mix)
Regina - Baby Love

— Next Page »