August 11, 2006

Charts: August 11 2006

Cameron Octigan
Ada - Living It Up [Areal]
Luca Bacchetti – Out of Breath [Tenax]
Hemmann & Kaden – Roll in Moll [Freude am Tanzen]
Lawrence - Place to Be [Liebe]
Louderbach – Reflected [Underl_ne]
Magda – She’s a Dancing Machine [M_nus]
Misc. – Tanz Der Polymere [Sender]
Reverso 68 - Tokyo Disko [Eskimo]
Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation F [Cocoon]
Wighnomy Bros. - Dukktus [Freude am Tanzen]

Todd Hutlock
Future/Past - Jam Packed [Applied Rhythmic Technology]
Sammy Dee & Guido Schneider - Styleways [Poker Flat]
Kayot - Clear Sky (Main Mix) [Buzzin’ Fly]
Paradroid - Faked Moon Landing (Fym Remix) [Force Inc.]
Justus Köhncke - Advance [Kompakt]
Antonelli Electr. - Snowflake Funk [Level]
Pig & Dan - 4 Leaf Clover [Cocoon]
Carl Craig - Darkness (Max Mix) [Planet E]
Magda - She’s a Dancing Machine [Minus]
The Knife - Silent Shout (Troy Pierce Barado en Locombia Mix) [Rabid/Brille/Mute]

Mallory O’Donnell
Booka Shade - Paper Moon [Get Physical]
Junior Boys - In the Morning [Domino]
CSS - Let’s Make Love & Listen Death from Above (Spank Rock Remix) [Sub Pop]
808 State - San FranCisco [Tommy Boy]
Applegarden - Twentyfive 6 Four (Putsch ‘79 Remix) [Clone]
Toby Tobias - A Close Shave (Prins Thomas Disko-Tek Miks) [REKIDS]
Allez Allez - Allez Allez [Eskimo]
Cassie Vs. Ice-T - Girls LM&UGBNAF (Various Bootlegs) [Aristo-Camille]

Michael F. Gill
Arsenal feat. Jhelisa Anderson - Far Have I Come [Cottage]
Telex - L’amour Toujours [Interdisc]
Sally Shapiro - I’ll Be By Your Side [Diskokaine]
IMS - Dancing Therapy [Ballaphon / Emergency]
Cassy - Alexandra / Toyah [Cassy]
Swat-Squad - Shared [Galaktika]
Paul Johnson - I Need You [Motus Music]
Troy Brown - Feel Allright [Aquarius Recordings]
Sandy Kerr - Thug Rock [High Fashion]
Rene & Angela - I Love You More [Capitol]

August 18, 2005

Artificial Latvamäki - Mänty

Why they’re making far less of these 12″s than Swat Squad is a mystery to me. Sure, both “Manety” and “Frotee” follow the same sort of Artificial Intelligence vibe of SS, but “Konstaapelin Ajan Juoksu Yoell” is a straight eight-minute burner that sounds like a mutating helix of DNA throughout its length shot right through with a burst of harrowing vocodals. It’s not quite Steve Barnes territory, but it feels like it may get there with time.

Trapez Ltd. / Trapez LTD 034
[Todd Burns]

August 18, 2005

Swat Squad - Gecko

For every stunning 12″ that Trapez seems to put out, there’s at least one or two that seem to be built for keeping dancers going at 2:30 in the morning or those meant solely for home listening. Swat Squad’s “Gecko” seems to be a mix of the latter two. “Escoria,” while featuring an interesting clearing-house vacuum cleaner bass as its sole climax rarely raises its head above the dirt, “Monsterism” is the type of melodically inflected techno that might have made it when Black Dog was around, and “Bauhaus” is too cheery to evoke the architecture style or music group’s relative austerity. It, like “Monsterism,” reveals some of the hidden links between the current wave of tech-house and early Warp Records.

Trapez / Trapez 053
[Todd Burns]