May 18, 2007

Charts: May 18 2007

Peter Lansky

The Black Ghosts - Anyway You Choose To Give It (Extended Version) [Southern Fried Records]
Passions - Emergency [Kitsune Music]
Para One - Midnight Swim (Surkin Drowning Mix) [Institubes]
!!! - Must Be The Moon (Hot Chip Remix) [Warp]
Black Devil Disco Club - The Devil In Us (Dub Version) [Lo Recordings]
Herbert - Moving Like A Train (Smith & Hack Remix) [Studio !K7]
Booka Shade - Tickle [Get Physical]
Björk - Earth Intruders (Spank Rock Remix) [One Little Indian]
Lindstrøm & Solale - Let’s Practise [Feedelity]
Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) [White]

Michael F. Gill

Andre Crom - Reiner Wahnsinn [Sender Records]
Shyza Minelli - Haunting Me [Tuning Spork]
Pablo Bolivar - The King Of My System (Phage & Daniel Dreier’s Whisper Mix) [MIS]
Ark & Mossa - Homme Sweat Homme [Complot]
Skream feat. Warrior Queen - Check It [Tempa]
Dee Scott - Irresistible [Electric Ice Records]
Scientist - Rids The World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires [Greensleeves]
Can - Soon Over Babaluma [Spoon/Mute]
Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation [20th Century Records]
Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy (Serge Santiago Version) [Catskills]

May 19, 2006

Shyza Minelli - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

This fantastically named 12” is one of those rare releases where all three tracks are playable, distinctive, and brilliant. “Shyza All Night Long” is a deep Booka Shade style night-starter. “Rippin Pop” is jacking in that all-conquering DJ Koze style, and sounds like it was made as a present for Ivan Smagghe. Then just when you think it can’t get any better, “Gravity Master” comes on like a nine minute dub house epic with weirdo vocals, it’s almost, dare I say it, punk-funk, but don’t let that stop you. This is a scintillating record from start to finish, easily one of the best packages of the year so far.

Sub Static / sus_55
[Ronan Fitzgerald]

May 19, 2006

Charts: May 19 2006

Mallory O’Donnell
My Robot Friend - 23 Minutes in Brussels
My My - Swiss on Rye
Hot Chip - Boy from School (Maida Vale Version)
Kris Menace - Voyage
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Way Out (Dance Remix)
Snax & Ianeq - Fill Me Up
Mr. Cisco - Culo
Tim Paris - Standing Up (Goldman Remix)
Phonique - Gaga (Tim Paris Remix)

Ronan Fitzgerald
Serge Santiago - Anticipation
Falko Brocksieper - Hardwired EP
Hot Chip - Boy from School (Cosmic Sandwich Mix)
Pet Shop Boys - Flamboyant (Michael Mayer Mix)
Gui Boratto - Strobe
Fuckpony - Cell Phone Hit
Ost and Kjex – Kjexterminate
Claude Vonstroke - The Whistler
I-Robots - Spacer Frau (Boys Noize Remix)
Shyza Minelli - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Michael F. Gill
Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Zulu Rock
Donna Allen – Serious
Full Intention – I Believe in You
K Hand – Mystery
Various Artists – Cream Collect: Balearic
Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks like a Mule mix)
Boytronic –Bryllyant
Patato & Totico – Patato & Totico
The Congos – Congoman Chant
Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

July 7, 2005

Shyza Minelli - Nasty

New producer or moniker (do you ever really know for sure?), Shyza Minelli returns for a second 12″, after the somewhat forgettable “Take It Back” on Tuning Spork. This time it’s eminently more exciting, if only for the idea of both an MIA and Donnacha Costello on the B-side. The original is all funky bass warm-up, leaving itself open to all sorts of mixing possibilities. There’s an incredible amount of space here, but no shortage of samples, promising for some interesting takes once you flip it over. MIA gets first crack at the track on the B-side and makes it a punishing minimal joint, punctuated by the main “I’m in a nasty mood” vocal hook. Donnacha Costello takes the reins after that, opening his track with a sample, presumably Shyza, imploring him to do a good remix lest he get his ass kicked. It’s serviceable, but I might consider giving him a shot in the arm for the trad acid bassline and the prominence of the rising crowd noise.

Sub Static / sus_47
[Todd Burns]