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 [Crème 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]

December 8, 2006

Vince Watson - Renaissance


Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint sprang back to life in 2006 after holding a relatively low profile for the last few years, and this label debut by veteran Scottish artist Vince Watson is the next in a line of straight-ahead dancefloor techno releases that have done their poppa proud. Starting with a low rumble and a clutch tambourine rhythm, “Renaissance” builds the groove for a few minutes before the bottom drops out, things get mellow, and then start to build again, this time with some riffing keys soloing over the top. The build-drop-build pattern continues throughout, lending a journey-like feel to the track that works best if you let it go in its entirety, although enterprising jocks will surely want to use those nice transitions to mix in and out of. On the flip, “Rendezvous” starts in reverse with the ambient bits at the front, then finally kicks in with a mellow congo-led groove.

Planet E / PE 65288-1
[Todd Hutlock]