July 1, 2007

The Week In Review: 2007, Week 26

Portable - Don’t Give Up (Remixes) [Sud Electronic]
Genre: Minimal/Deep

Turzi - Seven Inch Allah (Record Makers)
Genre: Indie-Dance, Leftifeld

Nick Sylvester: Three pretty different tracks from this French act, though they all could have ended up on Optimo’s Psyche Out cosmic/dance/kraut mix from two years ago had they existed then.

Andy Stott - The Massacre (Modern Love)
Genre: Dub, Techno

Underground Resistance - Electronic Warfare 2.0 (Underground Resistance)
Genre: Detroit, Techno

Todd Hutlock: I’m a pretty mild-mannered dude, but this shit made me want to punch some oppressive fucker in the face! Uh!

Andomat 3000 and Jan - L Delay (Cadenza)
Genre: Minimal/Deep, House

Peter Chambers: If you’ve a troublesome vocal to mix out of, this rather plain track could save your fretting DJ ass.

Various Artists - 4 Season Sampler, Volume 1 (Jet Set Records)
Genre: Neo-Disco, Downtempo

Studio - Life’s a Beach! (Remixes) (Information)
Genre: Neo-Disco, Balearic

Peter Chambers: Oddly similar, the two mixes here are sun and moon to each other.

Weekly Staff Charts

Beatzcast #39: Crambe Repetita

Nick Southall reviews Rushup Edge by The Tuss, on Rephlex Records.

Ben Good’s take on Adapt by Milanese, new on Planet Mu.


June 1, 2007

Charts: June 1 2007

Nate DeYoung

Map of Africa - Map of Africa [Whatever We Want]
Stephan Bodzin - Liebe Ist [Herzblut]
Guy Gerber - Late Bloomers [Cocoon]
Herlihy & Torrance - So That’s What Happens [Moodmusic]
Lee Douglas - New York Story [Rong]
Len Faki - Rainbow Delta / Mekong Delta [Ostgut]
Tensnake - I Say Mista [Mirau]
Studio - Life’s a Beach! [Information]
Damian Schwartz - Verde Confeti Remixes [CMYK]
Otterman Empire - Babylon and On / Dharma [Whatever We Want]

Michael F. Gill

Soultourist - Side Dish [Drumpoet Community]
Aleksi Perälä - Underwater Carousel [Rephlex]
Chris Moss Acid - Acid Buddy [Mathematics Recordings]
Joe Claussell - Evora [White]
Tito Puente - Hot Timbales [Sony]
Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson - Space Jam 2000.17 [Sonar Kollektiv]
Chymera - Satura / Arabesque [Tishomingo Music]
Disrupt - Tubby ROM Module [Werk Discs]
Plunky & The Oneness Of JuJu - Every Way But Loose [Sutra]
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Don’t Leave Me This Way [Epic/Philadelphia International]


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]


December 8, 2006

Charts: December 8 2006

Todd Hutlock
Pier Bucci - Instinct [Crosstown Rebels]
Radioactive Man - Itisanditisnt [Rotters Golf Club]
Vince Watson - Renaissance [Planet E]
Baby Ford - Beach Bump (Wildflower Mix) [Rhythm King]
Point Blank - Frug [Phono]
Loco Dice - Vamos a Cali [Cadenza]
Thomas P. Heckmann - Strobe [Bpitch Control]
False - .Wav Pool [Plus 8]
Hecker - Untitled (KIT 001) [Rephlex]
Compass - Gliding [Cabinet]

Mallory O’Donnell
Tomboy – 4 [Gomma]
Ost & Kjex - How Not to Be a Biscuit [Crosstown Rebels]
Thomas P. Heckmann – Medusa [BPitch Control]
Bangkok Impact - Aus Birgittes Tagebuch [Crčme Organization]
Kudu - Playing House [Nublu]
Escort – Karawane [Escort]
Luciano - For Disco Only [For Disco Only]
Smackos - Waiting For the Red Bear [Strange Life]

Michael F. Gill
Daniele Baldelli - Cosmic Sound [Mediane]
Ricardo Villalobos – Africolaps [Perlon]
Dirty Minds – I Want U (Dub) [Eskimo]
John Dahlback – Our Song [Pickadoll]
Rude 66 – Break The Silence [Vynalogica]
Bertine Zetlitz – Girl Like You [EMI]
DJ Assault – Crank This Mutha [Booty Wax]
Jimmy Ross – Fall Into a Trance [Quality / RFC]
Walter Gibbons – Mixed With Love [Salsoul]
Philip Glass – Prophecies [Nonesuch]


September 8, 2006

Charts: September 8 2006

Todd Hutlock
Shinedoe - Seek And You Will Find [100% Pure]
Ican - A Quien [Planet E]
Audion - Mouth to Mouth [Spectral Sound]
Daniel Stefanik - Move Me (Guido Schneider’s Dark Side of the Moon Mix) [Moon Harbour]
Musical Science - Musical Science (Squelch Mix) [Sabres of Paradise]
Two Lone Swordsmen - Felt Under Pressure [Firewire]
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Afros, Arps, and Minimoogs [Underground Resistance]
Spektrum - May Day (DJ T. Remix) [Spektrum]
Pier Bucci - Junk [Cocoon]
Dominik Eulberg - Der Buchdrucker [Traum Schallplatten]

Mallory O’Donnelll
Daso - Sam N Max [Conaisseur]
Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Mexico Mix) [Get Physical]
Kerrier District - Sho U Rite [Rephlex]
Kelis - Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) [Virgin]
Arthur Russell - Springfield (DFA Remix) [Audika]
Justin Timberlake - Future Sex / Love Sounds [Jive]
Beyonce - Get Me Bodied (Remix) [Columbia]

Michael F. Gill
Lee Douglas – Same Changes [Rong]
Lindsay J & Sneak Thief – Open The Door (Imatran Voima Remix) [Mighty Robot]
Spice Girls – Holler (Masters At Work Remixes) [Virgin]
P’taah – Staring At The Sun (Atjazz Remix) [Ubiquity]
Demon vs Heartbreaker - You are My High [20000st]
Pete Shelley – Witness The Change (Dub) [Arista]
P. Lightfoot – The Drive [Recycled Records]
Patti Jo – Make me Believe In You [Scepter / Souljazz]
Alden Tyrell feat. Fred Ventura – Love Explosion ‘05 [Clone]
Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever [Trojan]


September 1, 2006

Kerrier District - Kerrier District 2

200612"Neo-Disco

More of an EP than a full-length, the ever-prolific Luke Vibert returns to his Kerrier District alias for two three-track twelve inches, or all six on the CD. As with the KD debut, disco is the corpse exhumed and delighted in here, and as with that record, Vibert is content to toy with his audience—”Disco Nasty” might be the apex of his benign piss-taking, alternating deliciously crunchy grooves with fucked-up dubbage. As is usually the case, acid informs his moves, so while the source material is discoid in sound, there’s no Prelude / West End formalism to the way he lays down the funk—Vibert would rather mess with your head than sustain a flow, so he scatters delicious segments about with little regard for where they might fall. This either results in success—”Sho U Rite” suspends disco breaks into a kind of jellied noodle-house soup—or falling on his face (”Realistique” sounding like an attempt at evoking Sylvester from someone who’s only just mastered Kano.) But this is nitpicking: Vibert’s progressivism is a virtue to be admired, he may be one of the few interested in investing in future discos rather than disco futures.

Rephlex / CAT 183 R
[Listen]
[Mallory O’Donnell]


March 31, 2005

AFX - Analord 01 / Analord 02

Stylus writers have remained curiously silent on the newest offerings from Richard D. James and it’s easy to see why, based on the first two entries into the Analord series. Anyone who wants to bother taking 800 words to review the thing better be spending 700 recounting AFX’s historical impact or something equally as boring. Which reminds me: Analord 1’s aceeeid revivalism is inconsequential to most who came to him after his Twin alias came to be regarded as his “important” work. For those who get off on it, you know what to expect: a bit more melodically complex than most acid and a whole lot harder to mix into and out of.

Rephlex / ANALORD 01 / ANALORD 02
[Todd Burns]