March 2, 2007

Goat Dance - Goat Dance


This is Dean Meredith from Chicken Lips, which is why you might confuse this one for a CL track or even an Emperor Machine track: really rubbery, really spacey, loose-jointed disco-funk. The difference between this and “Sizzle,” Meredith’s first single as Goat Dance, is this one’s less wobbly and ramshackle. It’s all for the better, with a steady kick and a simple bassline melody that doesn’t quite resolve and a groove that’s content gaining momentum while (I think they’re) Juno synths shimmer atop. When it kicks into full-gear there’s no stopping it, a real just-before-peaktime record, which I don’t think you can really say for most of the DC Records axis, most of which falls under the umbrella of just good listening. Dub on the flipside.

Bear Entertainment / BE016
[Nick Sylvester]

February 23, 2007

Beatzcast #20



01: Rework - Love Love Love Yeah
02: Goat Dance - Goat Dance
03: Dorfmeister vs. MDLA - Boogie No More (Reverso 68 Remix)
04: Pär Grindvik - Casio
05: Maximilian Skiba - Violet Carnation
06: Popnoname - No Doubt
07: Onur Özer - Allegro Energico

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]

December 22, 2006

2006 Year In Review: Individual Writer Lists

As a companion piece to our 2006 year in review, here are the individual lists/charts from each of our contributors. Happy reading…


August 11, 2006

Goat Dance - Sizzle


Hector Rodriguez: Goat Dance is a side project of Chicken Lips member Dean Meredith. While recent Chicken Lips material hasn’t quite sit right with me, this EP, particular the lead cut “Sizzle,” has been a staple from the moment I heard it. The sound is a plodding disco-dub with a sprinkling of cosmic keys, rock dynamics, and chicken scratch guitar. In contrast to the clean shimmering disco of someone like Prins Thomas this makes me think more of New York City: dirty funky sounds for ass shaking, where you can almost see the sweat on the walls.

Nick Sylvester: This may not be my favorite neo-disco-funk slowburn 2K6, but it might be the weirdest, so uncool it’s coolest, etc. On the title track, every sound seems off, as if Goat Dance recorded a straightforward Moroder rip, slowed it down 40BPM, then tweaked notes first a quarter sharp and the next a quarter flat. Hi-hats don’t snap, they sandpaper, and the echo treatment on the drums turns this uptight march into a drunk amble. Goat Dance friend Adrian McLaughlin offers an over-processed maximum pomp guitar solo for the otherwise minimal effort, a nice enough reminder that over-processed maximum pomp guitar solos are not funk-antithetical, i.e. Maggot Brain totally exists. “High Voltage” takes a minute to kick out similar slow funk, and also like “Sizzle” all the tuning’s off, so the bass call and synth responses up the octaves are infuriating and grand in a post-post-punk fake-DIY kind of way. Who knew machines were capable of such glorious fuckups?

Bear Entertainment / BE011

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]