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]

May 19, 2006

Beatzcast #2



01: The Deacon - Multi-Dimensional Drama
02: Cabanne - Dirtymove
03: Britney Spears - Me Against the Music (Justice Remix)
04: Tim Paris - Standing Up
05: Codec and Flexor - Broke Free
06: The Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health (Trentemoller Remix)
07: Van She - Kelly (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
08: Hervé Ak - My Favourite Smile
09: Manual - Bajamar