December 1, 2006

Charts: December 1 2006

Todd Hutlock
Substance & Vainqueur - Surface [Scion]
Ricardo Villalobos - Africolaps [Perlon]
Robert Hood - Still Hear (Los Hermanos Rmx) [Music Man]
Tractile - Silent Movie [Minus]
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Absolut Mix) [Mute]
Dominik Eulberg - Bionik (Guy Gerber Red Light Rmx) [Cocoon]
Todd Sines & Natacha Labelle - Cum Closer (C² Mix) [Planet E]
Super Flu - Lady In Pink [KarateKlub]
Thunderground - Canz [Infonet]
Altern 8 vs Evelyn King - Shame (Hardcore Mix) [Network]

Michael F. Gill
Sierra Sam – Perfume (Quenum Remix) [Surprise Records]
Luna City Express – Mars Attacks [Moon Harbour Recordings]
Melon – Spring [ratio?music]
Ken Ishii – Extra [R & S]
Kevin Blechdom – Me Saw Me Momma [Chicks on Speed Records]
Bobby Konders – A Lost Era In NYC 87-92 [Gigolo]
Raze – Break 4 Love [Champion/Grove Street]
David Howard feat. Jhay Palmer – U & I [Locked On]
Strikers – Body Music [Special Instrumental Version] [Prelude]
Elijah John Group – Keep A Little Love For Yourself [Keylock]

July 14, 2006

Charts: July 14 2006

Todd Hutlock
Bandulu - Phaze In Remix [Infonet]
LocoDice - Seeing Through Shadows [Minus]
Johannes Volk - Synergetik [Mission 6277]
Ben Watt - Old Soul [Buzzin’ Fly]
Quadrant - Infinition [Planet E]
DJ T Vs. Booka Shade - Played Runner [Get Physical]
Ellen Allien & Apparat- Way Out (Robag Wruhme Vati Mafonkk Remikks) [Bpitch Control]
Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away (C2 Remix 4) [Mute]
Electronic Resistance - Marvelous Night (Claude Young Remix) [Såhkåtek]
Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - Pull [KK]

Michael F. Gill
Tri Atma – Mikrokosmos [Erdenklang]
Lindstrom – Breakfast in Heaven [White]
Wali & The Afro Caravan - Hail the King [Solid State/Harmless]
Squallor - I Love My Disco Baby [CGD]
Stars On 33 - I Feel Music in Your Heart [Vulture Music]
Galoppierende Zuversicht – Klumpknolle [Dachkantine]
Gys – Lon (Soultek Remix) [Zer0 G Sounds]
To Rococo Rot - Music Is a Hungry Ghost [Mute]
King Tubby – Sir Niney’s Rock [Metro]
Françoise Hardy – Parlez-Moi De Lui [Asparagus]

June 30, 2006

Bandulu - Phaze In-Version


Something hit the techno community like a shot in 1993: the influence of dub. While the mixing techniques (drop-outs, phasing, echoes, etc.) had been commonplace on house and techno mixes in the previous decade or so, at the time, no one was really attempting to fuse the style of King Tubby and Lee “Scratch” Perry to electronics. But in early ‘93, with the release of the first records on the mighty Basic Channel label, the long, echoing, repeating, phasing patterns on top of hard techno beats took the world by (quiet) storm.

Generally forgotten in all of this, however, is this masterful single by British group Bandulu released through indie powerhouse Creation Records dance offshoot, Infonet. Messers. Bissmire, O’Connell, and Thompson start with heavily phased and repeated keyboard wash and turn it over and over and over again for what seems an eternity (it’s closer to five minutes) before the stomping, Mills-esque drum loop comes in to move things from outer space to the dancefloor. The beat drops out again after a few more minutes, only to return, Phoenix-like, after another dark, swirling waterfall of sound. Epic. Big on vibes, atmosphere, and sticky green smoke, “Phaze In-Version” is the missing bridge between the London, Detroit, and Berlin scenes of the early 1990s. If you’re a fan of any of the above, start digging in the crates for this slept-on gem.

Infonet / INF 012T
[Todd Hutlock]