"1990 was the decade Kirk established healthy roots with the network trio of Detroit producers: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. In preparation for Kirk's most influential journey to the US, he collaborated demos with Ed Handley and Andy Turner under the collective The Black Dog. During his inspirational visit to Detroit, Kirk took notice of the affordable studio setups he observed at Transmat, Metroplex and KMS. Consequently Kirk sold his entire record collection upon his return to London and invested in an Atari, Akai S950 sampler, a broken TB303 and a Roland R8 drum machine. To complete his Detroit-inspired studio, the last pieces were actually loaned from Derrick -- including a Kawai K3 and the infamous DX100. Fast forward to the more present time and Kirk has released purist techno EPs for an EMI subsidiary New Religion. For the same label he has collaborated with Dan Keeling under the name Critical Phase and together with Alex Bond has also coordinated the joint ART-New Religion compilation The Electric Institute. On this compilation Kirk shocked purists with the techno breaks track 'Whatever Happened To The Cosmic Kid,' which was co-written with Dan Keeling and Chris Martin of Coldplay. Kirk's revolutionary pulse has been recognized and is credited with being the first known professional DJ to use Ableton Live alongside vinyl for his DJ sets. A tour of Japan 2002 saw him use Live exclusively which he has now done ever since in venues worldwide. Kirk paved the way for the current popularity of laptop DJing."
DONATO DOZZY & PETER VAN HOESEN
Talis/Into The Red 12"
The second Curle offering of 2010 features the first collaboration between Donato Dozzy, with his unique hypnotic sound that you can hear on his releases for labels such as Orange Groove, Elettronica Romana and Aquaplano, and Brussels' own Peter Van Hoesen. The B-side features a dancefloor destroyer from Matt O'Brien, who you may know from his Off-Key Industries imprint.
Brush Me Down EP 12"
Nick Höppner presents 3 excursions for Ostgut Ton, plus a remix by Lee Jones. Almost entirely constructed from field recordings taken within the walls of Berghain, "Brush Me Down" is a textural, energetic jam. Jones' remix is a fragmented jazz interpretation that brings together club, dub and 2step. "Umbrella Pitch" unfolds like a sinister drama, with a warm and exultant theme slowly emerging. "Dancing On The Head Of A Pin" is a super-concentrated symphony that bubbles and floats along in its own celestial realm.
RUMOURS OF MY DEMISE EP 12"
Great release of the deep house label that keeps on building. Already acclaimed track by those lucky enough to have received the promos! Includes the original version as well as a MASTER H remix. Definitely lurking toward the old school masters Ron & Chez.
HAKIM MURPHY & INBUM CHO
A beautiful organic trip into deep grooves & lullaby melodies on a steady deep house rhythm. It's an armchair staring-at-the-night house essential! On remix duty is Dubbyman, adding strings and echoing vocals to come up with a sexy & deep house gem. Sleeve looks tight, too. (NOWAR)
KOTEY EXTRA BAND & BOTTIN
Hot Ring 12"
STEVIE KOTEY & BOTTIN team up for the chunky discoid romper "HOT RING," a track full of stabs, rolling bass, tight drums, & spaced out synths. BOTTIN gives his "EXPRESSO DUB," a more stripped down version especially made for dancers & FERNANDO's remix cuts through like a polyester crease!
Shadow City 12"
The a-side's "Y THEME" gets deeply moving with a funky house pulse before stroking the fire with speaking voices before the groove gets intense. "SHADOW CITY" opts for a deeper and more serenading vibe that gets slinky at the 3 min mark. "MUMBAI DWELLER" is pure tribal house funk!
Baby Can't Stop EP Part 2 12"
LINDSTROM's "BABY CAN'T STOP" returns for part 2 with the help of vocalist CHRISTABELLE and 2 remixes by some of today's new disco dons. PRINS THOMAS provides a groovy number with an upbeat horn section while UK legends THE IDJUT BOYS do what they do on the flip for maximum dancefloor boogie.
DOLLY LA PARTON
It's Just A Thing/Cornbread, Fish & Collard Greens 12"
"Are you ready? Bemysheep is back stronger than ever, with the same old mission: to reconvert dance classics into actual dance-floor techno and house killers. And who is the best in doing that? Dolly La Parton, no doubt about it. Alex Under is the man behind Dolly La Parton and what he delivers is just pure dancemania: original, raw and groovy, both tracks included in this release are pure slices of music madness. 'It's Just A Thing' blends jazz improvisation with techno euphoria while 'Cornbread, Fish & Collard Greens' may be the deepest, blackest and funkiest dance track of 2010, a ritual of rhythm invention and futuristic manipulation. 20% of the profits will be destined for growth and preservation of Spanish sheep cattle. Take us seriously and welcome home... the party just started." Housed in a silkscreened tote bag that will have everyone at the party talking. BMS
AUDISION - Surface To Surface Remix Part 1 12"
MAETRIK - Underrate Dis EP 12"
CHRIS LIEBING VS. GREEN VELVET - Auf Und Ab Und Kinda High (Dustin Zahn Mix)/Arctica 10"
REZKAR - Above The Clouds 12" (RB 021EP)
VA - DIAL 2010 (1) 12"
VA - Spectral Document Pt. 2 12"
BILLY SHANE - Runner 12"
STEPHEN BROWN/CLUB LONELY - Universal Consciousness 2.0 12"
VILLALOBOS/CLEVER & SMART - 808 The Bassqueen/Flitadelic 12"
MARC DEPULSE - Twintig 12"
GREG GOW: Pilgrimage EP 12"
MIRKO LOKO: SEVENTYNINE-CARL CRAIG 12"
MRK 1: THE ELECTRICIAN 12”
IN FLAGRANTI: EX EX EX D12"
LV & UNTOLD: BEACON (MT. KIMBIE RMX) 12”
TEK-ONE: BROKEN STRING 12"
MOCK & TOOF: FAREWELL TO WENDO 12"