August 11, 2006

Daze Maxim - Simply Driving Gold

Marcus Manowski’s work as Daze Maxim first scribbled his funky moniker in the margins of my techno soundmap with “Scirocco,” his misbehaving number on Cocoon’s Compilation B. More recently I was (softly) floored by his Heartz4 track “Intimacy Girl,” which crops up au naturel on Lawrence’s recent sublime Groove Magazine mix and also in remixed form on Steve Bug’s not-as-great Bugnology 2 mix. What’s striking about Manowski’s recent work is how calm it is, in contrast to the frenetic old stuff. Without recourse to plug-in gimmicks or gratuitous reverb, Maxim’s EP sounds like what it is: “Simply Driving Gold.” This is jack, folks, but the kind you stick in your socket—warm digitalia whose subtle shimmy should find its way from your shuffling feet to your box. If you were as crazy about Kalabrese’s “Chicken Fried Rice” as I was, you’re onto a winner here. The vocals here don’t so much as bare their feelings as mumble them sporadically. I imagine Jamie Liddell carries on like this while he’s vacuuming the dust in his studio. “Affectant,” the B, is another fine understatement accompanied by mumbled subsense, with a big soft clap that smacks you right across your booty. Nice.

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July 28, 2006

Charts: July 28 2006

Guest Charts

Dave Clarke [Music Man]
Ulterior – The Death of Everything [Advanced]
Smith & Selway – Blink of an Eye [CDR]
Antony Rother – Youth [Datapunk]
Redshape – Shaped World [Delsin]
DJ XentriX – Driving Higher [CDR]
Advent – Templar [Etrx 30]
Noirdegout – Sharks Bay [CDR]
Poni Hoax – Budapest [Tigersushi]
Dcast Dynamics – Trans Migrations [Southern Outpost]
Adam Jay – Goathead [CDR]

Deetron [Music Man]
Claro Intelecto - Warehouse Sessions Vol. 3 [Modern Love]
Rejected - SL3 [CDR]
Cobblestone Jazz - Dumb Truck EP [Wagon Repair]
Lost Trax - The Saturiun System [SCSI]
Atjazz - For Real [Innervisions]
The Sun God - Relics & Artifacts [Frantic Flowers]
DJ Yellow – Goddess [Ovum]
Ferrer & Sydenham - The back door [Ibadan]
Samuel L - Smokestack [Klap Klap]
Master H Unit - Hard time [F… U!]

DJ Strobocop [Karaoke Kalk]
DJ Jus-Ed Presents – Unity Kolabo EP [Underground Quality]
L.B. Dub Corp - L.B. Dub Corp [Mote-Evolver]
Tobias – Street Knowledge [Logistic]
Chicago – Without Makeup [Let’s Pet Puppies]
Dinky – Home on a Sunday [Horizontal]
Rekid – Next Stop Chicago (Jesse Rose Remix) [Rekid]
Junction SM – Junction SM [Kalk Pets 06]
Cassy 1 – Cassy 1 [Cassy]
Hugh Masekela – The Boy’s Doin’ It (Carl Craig Remix) [Verve]
JBP – Aphrotalk [Soul Jazz]

Magda [Minus]
Heartthrob - Proximation
Microfunk - The White Room
Tractile - Silent Room
Audion - Mouth to Mouth
Tractile - To Go To
Osvaldo - Valeria No More Vampires
Ryan Crosson - Squarehead
Daze Maxim - Simply Driving Gold
Seth Troxler - CLP
Elsubtracto - Box Fan
Matt Star - Art of M

Eglantine Gouzy [Monika / Osaka]
Young Marble Giants – Eating Noddemix [Crepuscule]
Animal Collective – Prospect Hummer [Fatcat]
Gang Gang Dance – Glory in Itself [The Social Registry]
Polmo Polpo – Requiem for a Fox [Constellation]
Tom ZE – Toc [Luaka Bop]
Silver Apples – Misty Mountains [KAPP]
Pretty Things – The Good Mr Square [Snapper]
Architecture in Helsinki – It’s 5 [Tailem Bend]
White Noise – Love Without Sound [Polygram]
Television Personalities – Velvet Underground [Domino]
Smog – Rock Bottom Riser [Domino]
The Slits – Earth Beat [Rough Trade]