February 16, 2007

Charts: February 16 2007

Todd Hutlock
Todd Sines - In_Come [Frankie Rec]
Safety Scissors - Where Is Germany and How Do I Get There? (Ellen Allien Germany Remix) [Bpitch Control]
Roxy Music - The Main Thing (Rub-N-Tug’s Proton Saga) [Virgin]
Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda - Harzer Roller [Traum Schallplatten]
Pär Grindvik - Casio [Spectral Sound]
Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Robotman Remix) [M_nus]
Ripperton - Tainted Words [Connaisseur]
Audio Werner - Flat Funk [Circus Company]
Tracey Thorn - It’s All True (Martin Buttrich Dub) [Virgin]
Marcellus Pittman - A Mix [Unirhythm]

Michael F. Gill
Goat Dance – Goat Dance (Version) [Bear Entertainment]
Blackjoy – Untitled (Kerri Chandler’s Bigga Mix) [Freerange]
Tony Allen – One Tree (Terrence Parker’s Spirit of Unity Instrumental Mix) [Honest Jon’s]
PM Dawn – A Watcher Point of View [Don’t Cha Think] (Todd Terry’s Hard House Mix) [Gee Street]
Escort - All That She Is [Escort]
Jo Squillo Eletrix – Avventurieri [Polydor]
The Voyagers - Distant Planet [Discomagic]
Venus Gang – Space Woman [P.B.I. Records]
Two Tons O’ Fun – Got The Feeling [Fantasy Honey]
Tribe – Koke [Probe]

August 11, 2006

Esoterik - Starwaves


Considering his pedigree and genre-hopping, Kirk Degiorgio keeps a relatively low profile, which is a shame really. The man has made many a killer cut over the years and had a hand in the pioneering stages of many important labels and careers. But when was the last time you heard anyone mention his name, if ever? His latest release as Esoterik likely won’t go a long way to changing that, and that too, is a shame. Degiorgio’s original is a mellow Detroit-inspired track reminiscent of some of Juan Atkins’ smoother work as Model 500, among others, with big synth washes and a pulsing hi-hat pushing the groove along in that wonderful Motor City-by-way-of-Mars style. The Jimpster remix pops a bit harder, stripping things down and adding some cut-up voice and slap-bass snatches for a funky good time, while Spirit Catcher gets all retro disco by way of a clipped synth riff and some seriously tweaked vocals. Sleep on him no longer.

Freerange / FR073
[Todd Hutlock]