July 20, 2007

Charts: July 20 2007

The Beatz staff pick their favorite dance releases of 2007, so far…

Peter Chambers

Beck - Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
Lopazz - Share my Rhythm (Isolee mix) [Review]
Andy Stott - Handle with Care / See in Me [Review]
Kalabrese - Rumpelzirkus Part 1 [Review]
Efdemin/Carsten Jost - Split EP [Review]
Carsten Jost - Atlantis I & II
Kerri Chandler - Computer Games EP
Andy Stott - the Massacre EP [Review]
DJ Koze - All the Time EP [Review]
Len Faki - Rainbow Delta/Mekong Delta [Review]
Shackleton - Blood on my Hands (Villalobos mix) [Review]
Roman Fluegel - Mutter EP
Various - Death is Nothing to Fear Vol. 1 [Review]
Vulva String Quartett - Cranberry Song EP [Review]
Portable - Don’t Give Up (Remixes) [Review]
Syncom Data - Beyond the Stars (Remixes) [Review]
Ilya Santana - Discotized EP [Review]
DJ Koze vs. Sid le Rock - Naked (Koze remix) [Review]
Battles - Atlas (Koze mix) [Review]
Prosumer/Murat Tepeli - What Makes You Go For It? [Review]

Nate DeYoung

Lindstrom & Solale - Let’s Practice [Review]
Hatchback - White Diamond (Prins Thomas remix)
Audion - I Gave You Away [Review]
Partial Arts - Trauermusik [Review]
Motiivi:Tuntematon - I Don’t Feel Good [Review]
Efdemin - Just a Track [Review]
Beck - Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
Ame - Balandine [Review]
Argy - 1985 (Sydenham & Rune Remix) [Review]
Henrik Schwarz - Walk Music [Review]
Dixon - Resident Advisor #48

Todd Hutlock

cv313 - Dimensional Space EP [Review]
Lazy Fat People - Pixelgirl EP [Review]
Dominik Eulberg - Limikolen EP [Review]
Beck - Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
Luciano - No Model No Tool [Review]
Audio Werner - Flatfunk [Review]
Tony Allen - Ole (A Remix by Moritz Von Oswald) [Review]
Riton - Hammer of Thor
Adultnapper - Betty Crocker Moves to Berlin
Gaiser vs Heartthrob - Nasty Girl [Review]
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime [Review]
Gui Boratto - Chromophobia [Review]
DeepChord presents Echospace - The Coldest Season
Dominik Eulberg - Heimische Gefilde [Review]
Pantha Du Prince - This Bliss [Review]

Michael F. Gill

Sorcerer - Surfing After Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix) [Review]
Matt John - Soulkaramba [Review]
Jacek Sienkiewicz - Good Night & Good Luck [Review]
Shackleton - New Dawn / Massacre
Air - Lost Message [Review]
M.I.A. - Bittersuss [Review]
Escort - All That She Is [Review]
Voom Voom - Best Friend / Sao Verought Remixes
Frankie Valentine - Zumbi (Henrik Schwarz Dub Remix)
Kelley Polar - Rosenband (Instrumental)


March 23, 2007

Charts: March 23 2007

Peter Chambers
Beck - Cellphones Dead (Villalobos entlebuch remix) [Geffen]
Len Faki - Pearl Delta/Mekong Delta [Ostgut Tontraeger]
Tobias. - Dial EP [Logistic]
Andy Stott - Handle with Care/See in Me [Modern Love]
Carsten Jost/Efdemin - Split EP [Dial]
Lawrence - Fridays Child EP [Mule]
Donnacha Costello - 6.6 [Minimise]
Half Hawaii - Into Me/Out of Me [Perlon]
Move D - Anne Will (Lawrence remix) [Liebe Detail]
Repeat/Repeat Carpark (Second Edition) [Soma]
DJ Koze/Sid le Rock - Naked (Koze remix) [Cereal/Killers]

Michael F. Gill
Jan Leslie Holmes Im Your Superman [Jay Jay Records]
Domina You Got My Soul [Crash]
Automat Automat [EMI/Barclay]
Alloy Orchestra The Man With The Movie Camera [Junk Metal Music]
David Garcet Redemption (The Revolving Eyes Mix) [Dirty Dancing]
Roy Davis Jr Traxx From The Nile [Bombay Records]
Wolfgang Voigt Oktoberfest [Auftrieb]
Mike Uzzi & Ben Recht Reclaiming The 120s [Unfoundsound]
Loco Dice - El Gallo Negro [Ovum]
Nasty & Tresher - The Well Served Event [Terminal M]


March 2, 2007

Carsten Jost / Efdemin - Split EP

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The happy Hamburg-ers at Dial have always shown a cryptic interest in deep house, but until recently its a feeling that bubbled up as an interpreted influence, rather than an openly presented take. But listen to Lawrences betalounge DJ set from last year, and the open embrace of this foundational sound is becoming obvious. Dial is digging the deep house of old.

The Split EP perfectly complements this gesture, offering a pair of tracks at once openly reverential and unapologetically, distinctively their own. The tracks have an inverse relation to each other in a sense: Josts begins with a conga-led groove that could easily be Moodyman, but the Detroit house thang slowly subsides as Carsten piles on the blue notes and reverb, finally adding sibilant tambourines on every beat and more melancholy piano. Its a return to form of sorts that sees Jost re-capturing the lovely gloom of his criminally under-rated You dont need a weatherman album.

Efdemins track, on the other hand, begins sounding light-years away from the deep house vibethe intro has more in common with the silicon dryness of Donnacha Costellos recent 6×6 release. The angular pixelfunk nods along for a few minutes (enough time for Magda to play six tracks over the top), before a (you guessed it) blue sounding melody intrudes, giving absolutely no forewarning for the sudden interjection of a Chicago-style house nation preachapella. The contrast between the outrageously sparse rhythmic arrangement and the vocal works a treat. More than that though, the splitness of the EP somehow belies a synthesis between the old and the new, between the happy and blue, and also between Jost and Efdemins work. For all these reasons, its another superb EP from Dial.

Dial / dial 34
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[Peter Chambers]


March 2, 2007

Beatzcast #21

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01: Trippy Disco - Mote I Verdensrommet
02: Matt Vega and Morten Fresh - Instant Corruption (Nino Raro Deepend Mix)
03: Galen - Playing Games (Claude Vonstroke His Chucky Cheeze Mix)
04: Laszlo Beckett - Bleep Me Daddy
05: Redshape - Species
06: Half Hawaii - Into You
07: Carsten Jost - Love
08: Mala - Bury the Bwoy


September 15, 2006

In the Mix: Nativespeaker [Peter Chambers]

36 Degrees Celsius (Possible Thunderstorm)

01. AM/PM No Matter Whether [Dreck]
02. AM/PM The Ends [11] [Dreck]
03. Lawrence Teaser [Kompakt]
04. Carsten Jost Krokus [Superpitcher mix] [Dial]
05. James DinA4 - ??? [Esel 03]
06. Luomo The Right Wing [Force Tracks]
07. Oxtongue Delight [Voight & Voigt mix] [Kompakt Pop]
08. Mark Henning With the Folks [Freude am Tanzen]
09. Guido Schneider Long Distance Runner [Pokerflat]
10. Dublee Eleven [Mule Musiq]
11. Noon(at 780km nach osten [Salo]


September 8, 2006

Phantom/Ghost - Relax It’s Only a Ghost Versions

Is this some kind of German joke? So asked my significant other upon hearing the lyrics of the original from the next room. Relax, I said, its only Phantom/Ghost. Indeed, the lyrical content of Dirk Von Lowtzow and Thies Mynther is that strange mix of an incredibly earnest theme (love beyond death) delivered in casual, breezy English. Those who remember the climax of Michael Mayers masterful Immer mix will know the score. The effect here is something like Frankie goes to the tundra, sees a ghost, likes it, and takes it to bed. Heres a lyrical sample: Try to let it stay / Make it warm and say / Ectoplasmatic friends / Are well behaved. Hmm. For those of you who can relax and enjoy the oddball vocal, this EPs got a lot to offer, including remixes by the rising darkstars of Dial: Efdemin (here with Carsten Jost) and Pantha du Prince. Panthas mix is very much in the vein of his wonderful Lichten/Walden EP, but without quite the emotive force. The Efdemin/Jost version sounds much more Leaving the Frantic-era Sten, and is a nice mid-tempo tech-house track. Neither this nor the Pantha really manage to deal with the vocal properly though, and both might be better without it. The surprise winner here is the Raboisen mix, which sounds somewhere between Fennesz-esque digital fuzz (but tamed and taught to sing in 4/4) and Panthas older material. In fact, although its not directly credited, the vocal credits suggest this is a Pantha du Prince mix. Its great.

Ladomat / LADO 17187-0
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[Peter Chambers]