March 16, 2007

Charts: March 16 2007

Mallory O’Donnell
Propaganda - Duel / Jewel [ZTT]
Silver Convention - Mission to Venus [Midland International]
Visions of Tomorrow - Galaxy (Charles Webster Edit) [Past Due]
Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut? (Pilooski Edit) [Dirty]
D-Train - Keep On (Dub) [Prelude]
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (Hands & Feet Mix) [Mute]
40 Thieves - Point to the Joint (Electric Boogie Band Remix) [Smash Hit Music Co.]
Sascha Funke - Auf Aix [BPitch Control]
Junior Boys - Dead Horse EP [Domino]
Juan Atkins - Wax Trax! Mastermix Volume 1 [Wax Trax]

Michael F. Gill
Teena Marie - You’re All The Boogie I Need [Gordy/Motown]
Brass Construction – Movin (12” Mix) [United Artists]
Number One Ensemble – Back To Heaven [Radio Records]
June Evans – If Your Want My Lovin [H & H records]
Roundtree – Hit On You (Tony Humphries Dub) [Discfunction]
Afx - VBS.Redlof.B [Rephlex]
Moonbeam – Sunshine [Traum]
Each – Sunrise (Original Mix) [Out of Orbit Recordings]
Joachim Spieth – Connect [Paso Music]
Dub Taylor – Schmidt’s Cat / Schmidt’s Katze (Part 1) [Organic Domain]


January 19, 2007

Martinez - Restructured Layers

Cophenhagen-based Martinez is behind the mix on his Out of Orbit label’s first CD release, and he’s chosen to use the imprint’s back catalog as his template, including Lowtek Sounsystem, Robert Babicz, Trentemøller, and many tracks by Martinez himself. But rather than simply mixing things up in a traditional style, Martinez goes the DE9 route and cuts the tracks into loops and bites, sewing them together to make a new whole, playing as many as eight tracks at one time. If you’ve heard Hawtin’s work in this vein, you can guess that the results don’t sound much like the original tracks—how could they?—but still retain the flavor and tone of the label’s general output, making this an ideal entry point for new listeners, as well as a new experience for those who already know and love the label. This mixing style may be a bit too clinical and emotionless for some, but it’s a well-executed project and the label’s clean tech-house style lends itself to the process.

Out Of Orbit Recordings / ORB CD001

[Todd Hutlock]