March 21, 2007

Tomboy - Serios DJ Album Sampler

In lieu of getting this album on vinyl, the “does what it says on the tin” four-tracker here will serve well enough for now. However, as I noted here, Seriøs is basically an album of mixing tools with personality. Which means we want the whole thing. On wax. The “extended” versions of “Something,” “Swan,” and “Baffioso” presented here are more or less the same as on the album, only with padded-out intros and outros for smoove mixing action. “Something” is the disco-house instrumental, a solid mid-tempo groove with some nice chunky drums; “Swan” more of a pop track that belongs on the car mixtape rather than the dancefloor; “Baffioso” being one of Barfod’s more aggressive and techy slapfests, perfect for the nuovo Italo and electro crowd. A dub version of standout track “Synchronize” rounds out the sampler, though the use of the term “dub” for it is somewhat debatable here.

Gomma / Gomma 089
[Mallory O’Donnell]


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