Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Dave Seaman - Attack Of The Abalones / Wrong Side Business EP

Artist : Dave Seaman
Title : Attack Of The Abalones / Wrong Side Business
Genre : Electronic
Style : Tech-House
Format : Digital
Label : Renaissance Recordings
Catalog# : RENX067X
Release Date : 01/06/2009
Tracks : 02
Play Time : 16.64

The incomparable Dave Seaman joins forces with Renaissance to deliver a double A-side slab of tech-house…
As a DJ Dave has ranked amongst the top-flight for many years, playing to packed-out shows all over the globe, he is undoubtedly one of the biggest names out there. The association between Dave and Renaissance is a long one, having delivered numerous albums over the years, including his much-vaunted contributions to the illustrious Masters Series. But 2009 sees him release his first single on the label, and it certainly has been well worth the wait.
Released as a double A-side, we start with ‘Attack Of The Abalones’, a peak time stomper; built around an insistent kick and ascending, technoid stabs. The urgency rises as effects swirl together until all is brushed aside and the funk-laden hook rips through: the sound of a dancefloor in full swing. The break down winds up the percussion again as analogue interference builds into that almighty riff again and the party really starts.
The second track is ‘Wrong Side Business’, an all-together darker affair, with a moody acid-line that drives it well into late night territory. The menacing pads rise ominously, interplaying with filtered snares and a distorted choral vocal sample, to heighten the atmospherics further. When it drops, the acid and percussion intensify, twisting heads and moving feet deep into the night.
Dave Seaman’s place in dance music is well cemented, but this is surely his most inspired studio work to date.

01. Attack of the Abalones (Original Mix)
02. Wrong Side Business (Original Mix)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Hernan Cattaneo - Yellow Club Tokyo (13-06-2008)

Yellow Tokyo Closing Week

Part 1: First two hours of the set [128.07]
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Part 2: From hours 2 to 4 of the set [119.53]
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Part3: From hours 4 to 6 of the set [120.00]
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Part4: From hours 6 to 8 of the set [120.00]
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Part5: From hours 8 to 10 of the set [108.38]
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Monday, 14 September 2009

Christian Smith - Platform

Title : Platform
Genre : Electronic
Style : Techno
Format : 2xCD
Label : Renaissance Recordings
Catalog# : REN52CDDJ
Release Date : 07/09/2009
Tracks : 26
Play Time : 74.51+76.03

Techno don Christian Smith launches a brand new album concept for Renaissance – Platform, a mix that takes inspiration from the classic Detroit sound and the contemporary dancefloor…
Having made his name as a true heavyweight of the techno scene with a string of seminal productions to his name, Christian Smith is undoubtedly one of the best-respected names in the genre. Often collaborating with his long-time studio partner, John Selway, Christian’s work has set the benchmark for quality techno; as his releases with Josh Wink’s ‘Ovum’ imprint, John Digweed’s Bedrock, Steve Lawler’s ever-innovative Viva Music and of course, Renaissance, attest. Over the last few years Christian has developed his relationship with Renaissance, with two EPs under his belt. Now he launches the new series ‘Platform’, which has been designed to allow the freshest talent from the scene to shine, and there is surely none more deserving to kick things off.
“I wanted to do something special… that stands the test of time, but that has not been done for Renaissance before.” – Christian Smith
To achieve this he has given each mix of this two-disc package a different flavour. Devoting the first CD to Detroit techno, Christian “picked tracks that are produced by European artists that are heavily inspired by the early Detroit sound.” He mixes up the hypnotic groove of Radio Slave’s remix of the Humate classic ‘Love Stimulation’ with standout tracks from Stimming, Nic Fanciulli & Steve Mac. Christian also adds a generous helping of his own unreleased original production to create a shimmering soundscape, that is as beautifully crafted, as it is compelling.
The second disc represents Christian in a more peaktime, club environment - big records that convey the energy that he always brings to the dancefloor. Incorporating tracks from such production luminaries as Timo Maas, Cirez D and Guy J (as well as a further sprinkling of previously unheard material from his own studio) this CD is best described by Christian himself:
“At the end of that day it’s all about a good party and this is exactly what this second cd is.”

01. Taho - Atlantess
02. Subotic - The Seed
03. Humate - Love Stimulation (Radio Slave Mix)
04. Stimming - The Kiss (Ripperton Mix)
05. Technasia - Crosswalk
06. Christian Smith + John Selway - Daytona
07. Secret Cinema - Kurzweil
08. DJ Yellow feat. Rucyl - In My Heart
09. Quince featuring Paris The Black Fu - My Life's Rhythm
10. Nic Fanciulli + Steve Mac - 10%
11. Psycatron - Tipping Point

01. Christian Smith + John Selway - Manfreak (Athos Mix)
02. Samuel L. Sessions - Can You Relate (Slam Remix)
03. Wehbba - The Hiss
04. Alex Under - FI (Tobias Remix)
05. Christian Smith + John Selway - Mistral (Pietee Mix)
06. Karotte - All She Wants Is
07. Christian Smith + Reset Robot - Elixir (Gary Beck Remix)
08. Guy J - Bianca
09. Pan-Pot - Confronted
10. Florian Meindl - Here Today Gone Tomorrow
11. Christian Smith - Indecent Exposure
12. Timo Maas - Jetstream
13. Carlo Dall Anese + Diego Logic - Brigadeiro Demais Engorda
14. Psycatron - Directions
15. Cirez-D - On Off
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Focus On : Renaissance mixed by Neil Quigley

Title : Focus On : Renaissance mixed by Neil Quigley
Genre : Electronic
Style : Prog.House/Tech-House
Format : 2xCD
Label : Renaissance Recordings
Catalog# : RENFOC1
Release Date : 16/08/2009
Tracks : 18
Play Time : 72.23

Neil Quigley has undoubtedly made his mark over the last few years, from supporting John Digweed at his legendary Bedrock residency at Heaven to playing under the Renaissance banner all over the world he has developed his name on a global level whilst still maintaining a close understanding of Renaissance as a label. So, little surprise that when we embarked upon the daunting project of selecting and mixing the best of the label’s recent releases we turned to Mr Quigley to sprinkle a bit of his unique magic over proceedings. As he puts it, “My aim was to showcase the varied styles of their output over recent years, making sure I included many of my favourites, and put them together in a way that still flowed so people can enjoy it as a mix in its own right.”
Not content just to utilise the Renaissance catalogue, Quigley has provided a new original production that shows off his studio skills to full effect. Describing ‘That Whole Thing’ Neil says the track, “… reflects the direction my sound has taken of late; simpler, more stripped down and tougher than before”, all this without losing any of his renowned soulful edge.
He also took the opportunity to remix Phonique’s ‘For The Time Being’ which he considers to be: “one of the seminal house tracks over the past ten years,” and goes on to elaborate, “being able to work with Erlend Øye's vocals was a thrill for a Royksopp fan like myself.”
Incorporating his own work with a pool of resources that includes tracks from some of the biggest names around, Quigley seamlessly weaves together contributions from the likes of John Digweed, James Zabiela, Jerome Sydenham, Nic Fanciulli, Christian Smith & John Selway alongside material from rising stars of the scene such as Tigerskin, Henry Saiz and Abyss, showing the label’s diversity and constant passion for breaking new talent.
Consequently Mr Quigley is able to create something fresh with this mix, presenting the sound of Renaissance, without losing the underlying vibe that has made his name as a DJ of some repute.

01. Shlomi Aber - Random Fiction Feat. Anat Ben Hemo
02. Phonique Feat. Erlend Øye - For The Time Being (Neil Quigley Remix)
03. Solaris Heights - No Trace (Neil Quigley’s Pacemaker Instrumental)
04. Neil Quigley - That Whole Thing
05. Christian Smith + John Selway - It’s Like That
06. Henry Saiz - Hello Infinite
07. Martin Eyerer + Stephan Hinz - Tucan (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
08. Abyss - Hiccups (Dub Version)
09. Shlomi Aber - State Of No One (Shlomi Aber Remix)
10. John Digweed - Gridlock (Henry Saiz White Noise Rain Ceremony)
11. John Digweed - Gridlock (Henry Saiz Remix)
12. Futureshock - Tiger Dust (Alex Neri Remix)
13. Pete Tong + Superbass - Wonderland (Original)
14. Henry Saiz - Artificial Paradises
15. Dave Seaman - Attack Of The Abalones
16. James Zabiela - Perseverance (Luke Dzierzek Remix)
17. Umek - Utopia (Tigerskin Remix)
18. Solaris Heights - Vice (Sydenham Vox)
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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Dinky - Anemik

Artist : Dinky
Title : Anemik
Genre : Electronic
Style : Tech-House
Format : 1xCD
Label : Wagon Repair
Catalog# : WAG056LP
Release Date : 05/10/2009
Tracks : 13
Play Time : 63.14

01. Childish
02. Romaniks
03. Westoid Feat Updates
04. Gold Fishes
05. Rain Fallic
06. Anemik
07. Glacial
08. Ceramik
09. Glassic
10. Skyped
11. Epilepsia
12. Fadik
13. Nocturnal

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Luciano - Tribute To The Sun

Artist : Luciano
Title : Tribute To The Sun
Genre : Electronic
Style : Minimal
Format : 1xCD
Label : Cadenza
Catalog# : CADENZA42
Release Date : 12/10/2009
Tracks : 10
Play Time : 79.28

It's been nine years since Lucien Nicolet's first record, and in that time he has earned his place among electronic dance music's most celebrated names. He's racked up singles for the likes of Mental Groove, Perlon, Desolat and of course Cadenza. He's remixed everyone from M83 to Salif Keita, and his mix CDs for Fabric and Soma's Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi. series have showcased minimal house and techno at their most sensual, supple and jubilant. And Luciano's DJ sets have become the stuff of legend the world over. Throughout his career, the Swiss-Chilean musician has experimented liberally with longer formats, including a live album for Thomas Brinkmann's max.Ernst label and 2004's groundbreaking No Model No Tool, a recombinant set of groove components. But in all this time he has released only one proper studio album, 2004's Blind Behaviour, which veered away from the dancefloor in search of more esoteric pleasures. At long last, with Tribute to the Sun, Luciano delivers one of the definitive highlights of his career. Not merely a "dance" or "electronic" record, Tribute incorporates musical styles from around the globe with Luciano's inimitable rhythmic sensibility. It draws upon Luciano's extensive experience as a mover of bodies and a reader of the crowd's mind. Many of its grooves form an integral part of Luciano's DJ sets, having been road-tested and continually refined. But it's very much an album to be listened to front to back. (Most of the album's cuts will also be made available as extended edits, for vinyl and download alike.) Tribute to the Sun is above all a highly personal portrait of the artist. Informed by the ups and downs of the artist's life, and the balancing act between life on the road and the refuge of family life in rural Switzerland, its moods run from the heavenly grace of "Celestial" to the outright madness of "Metodisma." This is the fullest portrait yet of Luciano as not just an artist but a human being.
Four years in the making, the album finds Luciano collaborating with a cast of musicians as talented as they are diverse. Martina Topley-Bird, of course, is known for her haunting contributions to Tricky's early classics, as well as for her solo career and collaborations with the likes of Danger Mouse and Mike Patton. Senegal's Ali Boulo Santo, heir to a long line of griots and nephew of the legendary "King of the Kora" Soundioulou Cissoko, was said to be "born with a Kora in his hands"; he pioneered an electronic fusion of Mandingue Afrobeat in his recordings for Frédéric Galliano's Frikyiwa label, and here his contributions continue to expand the possibilities for "world" music in new contexts. Switzerland's Bruno Bieri is the inventor of the Hang, a kind of steel drum with a sound like a mountain stream; "Hang for Bruno" features both his limpid melodies and the contributions of the Israeli percussionist Omri Hason, a student of the Iranian master Djamchid Chemirani. Omri Is also part of Luciano’s live project Aether.

01. Los Niños de Fuera
02. Celestial feat. Liberty by Keren Ann
03. Sun, Day and Night feat. Martina Topley-Bird
04. Conspirer
05. Hang For Bruno
06. Fran Left Home
07. Africa Sweat feat. Ali Boulo Santo
08. Pierre For Anni
09. Metodisma
10. Oenologue
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Modeselektor - Body Language Vol. 8

Artist: Modeselektor
Title : Body Language Vol. 8
Genre : Electronic
Format : 1xCD
Label : Get Physical Music
Catalog# : GPMCD032
Release Date : 25/09/2009
Tracks : 29
Play Time : 58.20

Modeselektor should require very little introduction. The Berlin-based duo of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have destroyed so many dancefloors around the world that their reputation precedes them and, as producers too, their stature has grown and grown. They’ve released two critically-acclaimed albums - Hello Mom! and Happy Birthday! - and collaborated with the likes of Thom Yorke and Paul St Hilaire.
Most recently they worked with Apparat on the much talked-about Moderat project: a collision of futuristic beat-styles, moody synth-textures and vocals, which has won them a whole load of new fans and seen them tour the globe with a truly mind-melting, chest-thumping audio-visual live show.
Modeselektor's contribution to Get Physical’s Body Language mix series is a riotous, bass-heavy affair, one which takes in all kinds of interesting developments in cutting edge contemporary dance music.

01. Modeselektor - Outro
02. Rustie - Zig-Zag
03. Missy Elliott - Lick Shots (Instrumental)
04. Osborne - The Count
05. Boy 8 Bit - Cricket Scores
06. Felix Da Housecat - Kickdrum
07. Alex Cortex - Huyendo Pt. 2
08. G-Man - Quo Vadis
09. Norman Nodge - NN 8.0
10. Benga - Emotions
11. Peverelist - Clunk Click Every Trip
12. Untold - Anaconda
13. MOVES!!! - All Skate
14. Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More (Amended Version)
15. Joker & Rustie - Play Doe
16. Mark Pritchard Feat. Om'mas Keith - Wind It Up
17. Djedjotronic vs Dorian Concept - Dirty & Hard (feat. Spoek) vs Trilingual Dance Sexperience
18. Horsepower Productions - Let's Dance (Club Mix)
19. Robert Hood - Unix
20. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor feat. VYBZ Kartel
21. Boys Noize - Nerve
22. Siriusmo - Nights Off
23. Modeselektor - The Black Block (Marcel Dettman Redefinition)
24. Scuba - Klinik
25. Animal Collective - My Girls
26. Modeselektor - Fill # 1
27. Siriusmo - die Rockwurst
28. Si Begg vs Juice Aleem - Rock My Hologram (Original Instrumental)
29. Moderat - A New Error
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Friday, 11 September 2009

Optimo Presents In Order To Edit

Title : Optimo Presents In Order To Edit
Genre : Electronic
Style : Techno
Format : Digital
Label : R&S
Catalog# : RS0901DB
Release Date : 18/05/2009
Tracks : 22
Play Time : 78.15

01. Fatal Error - Intro
02. Spectrum - Spectral/Amplification (Lenny D & Eric Kupper Mix)
03. Spock Jr - Ion (Boccaccio Edit)
04. Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
05. Direct - Let It Ride
06. Mental Mayhem - Joey's Riot
07. Joey Beltram - Sub-Bass Experience
08. Mundo Muzique - Acid Pandemonium
09. Autonation - Sit On The Bass
10. Mantrax - Untitled
11. Speedjack - Storm
12. The Mover - Nightflight (Nonstop To Kaos)
13. Mescalinium United - We Have Arrived
14. Jam And Spoon - My First Fantastic FF
15. Cj Bolland - Horsepower (Remix)
16. Sonic Solution - Bagdad
17. Capricorn - 20hz
18. DHS - House Of God
19. U-Ziq - Phi 1 700 U/V
20. Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath
21. Mundo Muzique - Andromeda
22. Jaydee - Plastic Dreams
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Tepr - Côte Ouest

Artist : TEPR
Title : Côte Ouest
Genre : Electronic
Style : Electro
Format : 1xCD
Label : idwet
Catalog# : id10
Release Date : 09/2005
Tracks : 12
Play Time : 50.37

01. Ambition As A Hellridah
02. Muchas T***s, Poco Sexo
03. Chantez! (feat. Cuizinier)
04. The Shape Of Punk
05. My Friend Guo Ran
06. Tits, Yeyo & Yum Yum
07. Crève, Salope!
08. Frankie Hill
09. Thunderdome
10. Un Accident de Voiture
11. Deutschland To Italia (1987)
12. 8 Bits Love

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

We Love… Space '09 Free Summer CD Compiled by Steve Lawler

Title : We Love… Space '09 Free Summer CD Compiled by Steve Lawler
Genre : Electronic
Style : Techno/Tech-House/Prog.House
Format : 1xCD
Label : We love viva01
Release Date : 08/07/2009
Tracks : 13
Play Time : 68.42

01. Audiofly – Shazam [VIVa MUSiC]
02. Dualton Vs Masuki – Pompadour [VIVa MUSiC]
03. Delete Vs Matt Tolfrey – All Broken Up [VIVa MUSiC]
04. Tiefschwarz -Voodoo [VIVa MUSiC]
05. Leon – Negro [VIVa MUSiC]
06. Darius Syrossian & Nyra – Karaj [VIVa MUSiC]
07. Town Crier – Must Be [VIVa MUSiC]
08. Town Crier – Humm [VIVa MUSiC]
09. Darius Syrossian & Nyra – Karaj (Hugo Mix) [VIVa MUSiC]
10. Dualton Vs Masuki – Troubadour (dub) [VIVa MUSiC]
11. Leon – Lovers [VIVa MUSiC]
12. Mathias Bradler – Uhooo [VIVa MUSiC]
13. Delete Vs Matt Tolfrey – What am I Buyin (2000 and one’s Dirty Bass Mix) [VIVa MUSiC]
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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Sasha & John Digweed - South West Four Clapham Common London (29-08-2009)

Play Time : 56.31