August 10, 2007

Beatzcast #45: Crambe Repetita

Mixes2007

Stylus editor Todd Burns presents a mix of electronic music featuring new tunes from Daso, Shackleton, and Aril Brikha…

Tracklist
01: Future Loop Foundation - The Sea And The Sky (Beedle’s Orchestral Reprise) [buy]
02: Future Loop Foundation - The Sea And The Sky (Padded Cell Remix) [buy]
03: Daso and Pawas - TGV [buy]
04: Aril Brikha - Room 337 [buy]
05: Dennis Ferrer - Touched the Sky [buy]
06: Pikaya - Jedi [buy]
07: Shackleton feat. Jackson del Ray - Next to Nothing [buy]
08: Lucio Aquilina - Feeling Plastik [buy]

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May 5, 2007

The Week In Review: 2007, Week 18

Phobia - Phobia (DJ Hell / Silence Mix) (International Deejay Gigolos)
Genre: Techno, Electro-House

Michael F. Gill: DJ Hell just seems to fill in the blanks in making it sound contemporary, basically giving it a sleeker drum kit and some reserved acid lines; the source material does the rest of the heavy lifting effortlessly.

Junior Boys - Dead Horse EP (Domino)
Genre: Indie-Dance, Techno

Unit Black Flight - Where Is Carlos (Strange Life)
Genre: Neo-Disco, Italo

Andres Bucci - Chocopanda EP (Kupei Musika)
Genre: Minimal/Tech

Todd Hutlock: Andres may not be the most famous of the three Chilean Bucci brothers—that distinction would go to his brother Pier—but as his debut solo release proves, he might just be the funkiest.

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork Remixes (Turbo)
Genre: Indie-Dance, Electro-House

Moodymann - technologystolemyvinyle (KDJ)
Genre: Detroit, House

Peter Chambers: The irony might be that this is worth downloading, but not buying.

Daso - Absinthe EP (Connaisseur Recordings)
Genre: Electro-House, Minimal/Deep

In Flagranti - Intergalactic Bubblegum (Codek)
Genre: Indie-Dance

Weekly Staff Charts
Beatzcast #31: Crambe Repetita

Nick Sylvester’s review of Kathy Diamond’s Miss Diamond To You


May 3, 2007

Daso - Absinthe EP

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Daso Franke? Well, yes, I believe I have, actually. His music has all the swelling space and moody flourishes associated with that overused term (I’m guilty too) “ambient,” but damn if it doesn’t move as well. Back again with another solid three-tracker, Daso serves up a great creepy-crawly thumper in standout “Thujon” on the A-side. Eeky insectoid noises devouring your spine while an irresistible beefy pulse works your legs? I’m in.

“Louche” starts the flipside off in very tasteful form. In fact it might be a bit too tasteful, and though undoubtedly warm, it’s also a shade too Spartan to really liven up the legs or tickle the ears. Those lovely noises come back into it with the spacious, gorgeous “La Fee Verte,” which ends the EP. More of a texture than a melody or a beat, it’s nonetheless exactly the kind of track that seems to scrape out your ears with a spoon, leaving you supple for the next breath of wind to come and sweep you along. Tasty and refined. Make more tracks now, please.

Connaisseur Recordings / cns 013-6
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[Mallory O’Donnell]


March 23, 2007

Beatzcast #24

Mixes2007

Tracklist
01: Faze Action - In the Trees (Carl Craig C2 Remix) [buy]
02: Riton - Hammer of Thor [buy]
03: Beck - Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Mix) [buy]
04: DJ T - Lucky Bastard [buy]
05: MIA - Swoon [buy]
06: Daso - Thujon [buy]
07: Popnoname - No Doubt [buy]

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September 29, 2006

Daso - Daybreak Remixe

Daso’s “Daybreak” was quite possibly the highpoint of the MBF label mix “Flashback,” so I admit to being wary of two remixes by (to me) unknowns. Luckily, that was plain foolish of me: Oliver Koletzki brings a rugged, Belgian EBM-type feel to the track; he lets it bang hard for the first half, then drops in that lovely three-note melody and shimmies it all behind a wall of steam. Skat’s remix gets things funkier with a killer multitimbred version. He rolls the beat up tight like sausage, garnishing it with pitchbent snips and snaps of the vocal, and then ending it all with a physical set of broken beats to up the tension.

My Best Friend / MBF 12024
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[Mallory O’Donnell]


September 29, 2006

Charts: September 29 2006

Guest Chart: Kiki

Mr Gone - Do 4 Love (Radio Slave Remix) [Rebirth]
Henrik Schwarz - Imagination Limitation [K7]
Stefan Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow [Innervisions]
Lazy Fat People - Shinjuku [Wagon Repair]
Jamie Jones - The Capsule [Freak n Chic]
Latex - The Porcupine [Rebelone]
Underworld - Pig Play (Buick Project Mix 2) [White]
Shonky - Closer to Pluton [Resopal]
Kiki - Trust Me [Bpitch Control]
Martin Buttrich - Full Clip [Planet E]

Todd Hutlock
InBetween DJs - Horns in the Attic [Wallshaker Music]
Raudive - Ultraviolet [Klang Elektronik]
Marc Houle - Edamame [Minus]
Andrea Parker - Ballbreaker [Mo’ Wax]
Cobblestone Jazz - India In Me [Wagon Repair]
Metope - I’m So Ready (Sleeparchive Remix) [Areal]
Christian Dittmann - Buena Decision [Echocord]
Paul Kalkbrenner - Queer Fellow (Ellen Allien & Apparat Remix) [Bpitch Control]
Fraktion - This Fever Works [Resopal Red]
Thomas Melchoir & Luciano - Father [Cadenza]

Mallory O’Donnell
Morgan Geist - Crash Tracks EP [Metamorphic]
Daso - Daybreak (Oliver Koletzki Remix) [My Best Friend]
The Rice Twins - Reach for the Flute EP [K2]
Putsch 79 - Doin’ It Remixes [Clone]
Scarlet Smears - Spitfire [Blank Start]
Lindstrom - It’s A Feedelity Affair [Smalltown Supersound]
Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (Linus Loves Remixes) [Polydor]

Michael F. Gill
Chris & Cosey - Walking Through Heaven [Rough Trade]
Rammellzee vs. K-Rob - Beat Bop (Instrumental) [Profile]
Ahzz - New York Moving [Land of Hits]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly Soundtrack [Curtom]
The League Unlimited Orchestra - Love and Dancing [Virgin]
Legowelt - Bonn 1978 (Discodubmix) [Legowelt]
Dilo vs Gurtz - Piedras (Dandy Jack and the Latin Elvis Remix) [Roman,Photo]
Cohen vs Deluxe - Just Kick! (Carl Cox Mix) [Intec]
Kevin McKay - Summer Breeze [Muzik/Glasgow Underground]
V/A - Idol Tryout Two [Ghostly International]


September 8, 2006

Daso - Adventure

We’ve been loving on Daso over here since he emerged with 2005’s “Daybreak,” and expect more of the same from Adventure—Daso balances darkside and sunrise with precision, clarity, and humanity, or to be more specific, he allows the music to remain spooky while maintaining a relentless groove. Opener “Sam N’ Max” is insidious in its delicate intensity, the kind of track that has you cursing the times you were muttering on about not liking “minimal.” Daso seems to have used many of the same sounds and structures for all three tracks here, so “Dott” and “Beneath a Steel Sky” seem like microvariations of the A-side. Not a bad thing—the former accentuates the battering waves of percussion and atonal hiss to develop a sense of restrained build and release, the latter moves into far more visceral territory with an ominous bassline and meditative plonks and pads rising to the surface like dawn on the day after the robot holocaust.

Conaisseur / CNS 008-6
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[Mallory O’Donnell]


September 8, 2006

Charts: September 8 2006

Todd Hutlock
Shinedoe - Seek And You Will Find [100% Pure]
Ican - A Quien [Planet E]
Audion - Mouth to Mouth [Spectral Sound]
Daniel Stefanik - Move Me (Guido Schneider’s Dark Side of the Moon Mix) [Moon Harbour]
Musical Science - Musical Science (Squelch Mix) [Sabres of Paradise]
Two Lone Swordsmen - Felt Under Pressure [Firewire]
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Afros, Arps, and Minimoogs [Underground Resistance]
Spektrum - May Day (DJ T. Remix) [Spektrum]
Pier Bucci - Junk [Cocoon]
Dominik Eulberg - Der Buchdrucker [Traum Schallplatten]

Mallory O’Donnelll
Daso - Sam N Max [Conaisseur]
Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Mexico Mix) [Get Physical]
Kerrier District - Sho U Rite [Rephlex]
Kelis - Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) [Virgin]
Arthur Russell - Springfield (DFA Remix) [Audika]
Justin Timberlake - Future Sex / Love Sounds [Jive]
Beyonce - Get Me Bodied (Remix) [Columbia]

Michael F. Gill
Lee Douglas – Same Changes [Rong]
Lindsay J & Sneak Thief – Open The Door (Imatran Voima Remix) [Mighty Robot]
Spice Girls – Holler (Masters At Work Remixes) [Virgin]
P’taah – Staring At The Sun (Atjazz Remix) [Ubiquity]
Demon vs Heartbreaker - You are My High [20000st]
Pete Shelley – Witness The Change (Dub) [Arista]
P. Lightfoot – The Drive [Recycled Records]
Patti Jo – Make me Believe In You [Scepter / Souljazz]
Alden Tyrell feat. Fred Ventura – Love Explosion ‘05 [Clone]
Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever [Trojan]


March 24, 2006

In The Mix: Todd Burns

Download

1. Cosmic Sandwich - Man in a Box (Daso Remix)
2. Marc Romboy - Disco Impact
3. Sleeparchive - Bleep04
4. Sasse feat. Kiki - Loosing Touch
5. Error Error - Your Everlasting Breath (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)
6. Lazy Fat People - Dark Water
7. Minilogue - The Girl from Botany Bay
8. Daso - Go Upstairs


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


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