January 19, 2007

Beatzcast #15



01: Tomboy - Young Enough to Know
02: Broke - Overhat
03: Klein and Zenker - Delusion (Jussi-Pekka Loves Old Trance Remix)
04: (A)pendics.Shuffle and Mikael Stavöstrand – Looking for Me (Mossa Mix)
05: Tiga - 3 Weeks (Troy Pierce Mix)
06: Florian Meindl – Chase the Robot
07: Mike Uzzi and Ben Recht - Talk You Down
08: Jeff Bennett - Surface Diving
09: Ripperton - Farra

December 15, 2006

Jeff Bennett - Surface Diving


Jeff Bennett brings a little ray of synthetic sunshine into your speaker stack with this great EP of melodic tech-house that works its wonders with ass and class. The original mix foregrounds a sparkling melody which grooves along above a dubbed out background. The beats are a little weak, but the tune is so lovely you hardly mind. The Qbical remix is the overcast afternoon to the originals’ morning sun, until two intertwining arpeggios entwine and bring the party back. Jeff’s “Minimix” version is another gem, and remedies the “weak bottom” of the original with a big, compressed kick and push, while retaining the twinkling, starry melody. Quality house rockets for all.

Manual Music / MAN 005-5
[Peter Chambers]

December 15, 2006

Beatzcast #14



01: Kevin Gorman - DMX
02: The Whip - Trash
03: Africans with Mainframes - Djibouti
04: Kevin Gorman - Riddim
05: Krikor - No More
06: Fox ‘n’ Wolf - In Yr Underwear
07: Broke - Overhat
08: Jeff Bennett - Surface Diving