March 25, 2007

The Week In Review: 2007, Week 12

DJ Koze vs. Sid le Rock - Naked (Cereal/Killers)

Peter Chambers: “Both Sid (Pan/Tone) le Rock and DJ (Adolf Noise) Koze take a ‘one eyebrow and a brimming glass raised’ approach to production—if their methods of mayhem intersect, it’s at a point where irreverence meets festivity to do the wild thang on your mixer.”

Misstress Barbara – Barcelona (Border Community)

Motiivi:Tuntematon - Speicher 46 (Kompakt Extra)

Jacopo Carreras - Olanto (Lan Muzic)

Move D - Anne Will (Remixes) (Liebe Detail Spezial)

Tomboy - Serios DJ Album Sampler (Gomma)

Rhythm Plate - Music From Our Souls EP (Winding Road Records)

Mallory O’Donnell: “…those wanting a taste of classic, warm and spacious house would do well to check this EP out.”

Sideshow - Philly Soundworks (Aus Music)

Live coverage of the 2007 Winter Music Conference in Miami: Day One, Night One, Day Two, Night Two.

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March 22, 2007

Sideshow - Philly Soundworks

200612"HouseNeo-Disco

This came out late last year, Sideshow being Aus co-founder Fink, and “Philly Soundworks” being the latest prog-house track I’ve liked that includes the word “Philly” in its title (DJ T’s “Philly” being another). There’s a dub-like amount of space in the production, which lets the slinky piano chords spread out ad infinitum and the live-sounding drum patches loosen up without derailing the song’s otherwise steady uptempo groove. Remixer Jesse Rose throws a huge kick behind the original and stop-starts the track with Switch-like breaks that I could see working in a new-rave set; Lee Jones goes the opposite direction, softening the track with a glaze of held synth-tones that land this one in Buddha Box territory, despite the last-minute acid freakout towards the end.

Aus Music / AUS0603
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[Nick Sylvester]