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Mahssa's Massive CD Round Up - Theo Parrish, Walls, Plaid, Lawrence, DJ Shadow & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 7, 2011 05:05pm | Post a Comment

Theo Parrish
Ugly Edits
Ugly Edits 



Hello world, they're here. Unavailable for like, ever, now in one package complete with a hand-painted cover. Theo Parrish is one of Detroit’s most wanted exports especially in the past few years, but not too long ago, like many future techno-rebels that came before him, he was just another hustling Detroit DJ trying to make waves in the shadow of the city’s rich techno history. His indelible mark on the underground were highly limited, hand-labeled bootleg edit records of some of his favorite classic funk and disco tunes. The series of edits appropriately titled Ugly Edits, became highly desired rarities on the DJ and collector’s circuit. Rarities no more... as everyone should and can now hear his versions of Jil Scott, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Freddie Hubbard, and Sylvester edits just to name a few somewhere other than YouTube. Cool.
Lawrence
Lawrence
Timeless

Cocoon  


 
Sure the techno mix CD might seem to some as a maligned format. But as long dope jams like these keep coming, well, better this than most. The port city of Hamburg is not only Germany's gateway to the world, but home of DIAL label boss Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence which he runs with Carsten Jost, quality brand for all value-conscious cultivation of high-quality melancholy Techno. In a fit of celebration and after seven albums under his producer aliases Lawrence and Sten, his vision of sound (especially as a DJ) is manifested in his new mix, TIMELESS. Crafted with a kind of instinct only a seasoned producer/DJ upholds, and in flawless role reversal from spectator to participant, a romanticism of clubbing and its relation to electronic dance music as a crucially timeless sensual component is vivid and alive. Milestones of minimalized deep house are found here, cuts by Chez Damier, Ron Trent, Isolee, Rob Hood, and Thomas Melchior/Baby Ford to name a few.

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen
Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen
Macrospective
Macro



Welcome to the first Macro label compilation, where first hand you can reap the awesomely weird fascinations of all things left-of-techno-field, as groomed by these avant-gardeners. In this world it is normal for minimal techno patterns and rhythms be paired with atonal choir chanting, or being inspired to stich 146 sections from over a dozen classic recordings of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps in order to create a "fully realized" version. Features cuts and remixes by Oni Ayhun, Elektro Guzzi, Oliver Ho, Villalobos, and Goldmann himself. Impressively at the forefront of everything stylistic, and perpetually cool, Macro has musical material and inspiration to be seriously reckoned with and celestially absorbed.

Plaid
                                                                                                        Plaid
                                                                                                   Scintilli
Warp
                                                                                                                                                                       
Warp Records is undoubtedly the worlds leading electronic brand of quality, and not so much quantity. And ill gladly wait 1-15 years for a new album by Seefeel, or in this case, Plaid. In this piece of sonic sci-finery, the main thing (out of all the cool things one can say about this album) is hearing how the ideas you hear in modern dubstep have their roots in and with these classic artists... old school Artifical Intelligence and UK post-techno. Its also interesting to hear how the modern dubstep sound has also influenced the old order. Generations melding. Speaking of the old order, there are also some cuts here that still runs hot with IDM in a true to from 90s Warp steez, reminiscent of not just Plaid/Black Dog's early days but also of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. Generously melodic and even poppy at times, this is a wonderful Plaid album, with chamber instrumentations and Stereolab-isms to boot.

 

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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 11/19/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 18, 2009 10:12am | Post a Comment
HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::

ROBAG WRUHME: Lampetee 12"
(MOVIDA 001EP)
Movida is Spanish and is the English word for 'moving.' With this first release we have moved something -- nobody else than Mr. Robag Wruhme (Wighnomy Brothers) has produced this first one. This track is really untypical for any production which Gabor ever did, but we liked that 'dubby' track so much that we really wanted to release it. Maybe the one or other will think back to good old Maurizio tracks. 'Lampetee' is a very old Greek 'song' with a pretty nice song-text which Gabor packed in that track with so many emotions. We were also happy as we get the 'o.k.' from nobody else than Nick Curly to do a remix for us. It has taken a long time, but finally the remix is so lovely, deep and groovy that we think it was good choice to wait so long. Support: Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Özer, Shinedoe, Thomas Melchior, Brendon Moeller, Matt Star, Daniel Mehlhart, Nick Curly, Frank Leicher.


BETKE: The Road/Loose And Blowsy Plumage 12”

DUSTY KID: Moto Perpetuo 12" (BOXER 075EP)

AGF/DELAY: Connection Remixes 12" (BPC 203EP)

DUB TRACTOR: Sorry LP (CCO 045LP)

KZA: Z 12" (EF 019EP)


Delano Smith
MIDNITE EP 12"
(3EEP107)
"A SPECIAL KIND" is classically constructed with filtered ASHFORD & SIMPSON samples ("STAY FREE") over a fat Detroit kick drum. "DEE'S GRUV" is on the atmospheric tip, "EXPLANATION" hits harder and faster, and deep house jam "TRUTH" wraps it all in one tight package. Don't sleep!

Ilija Rudman/INSTRUM. OF RAPTURE #4 12" (IOR004)

Sascha Braemer/SASCHA BRAEMER EP 12" (DBIRD031)

Moodymann/FREEKI MUTHAFCKER 12" (MMVOL6)

Claude Vonstroke/BIRD BRAIN EP 12" DBIRD029

General Elektriks/RAID THE RADIO 12”

Demetrio Giannice/TALK EP 12" (3EEP105)

El Guincho/ANTILLAS-PRINS THOMAS 12" (YT026)
temporary secretary dixon edits

Dixon
TEMPORARY SECRETARY-EDITS 12"
(IV24)
Three house edits taken from his mix, DIXON works his magic with JUNIOR BOYS'"HAZEL," the HENRIK SCHWARZ remix of CODE 718's "EQUINOX," and BEN KLOCK's "IN A WHILE." He was lucky enough to get single parts from all the original tracks and recreate them all. Beautiful stuff here. (INNERVISIONS)

BRENDON MOELLER: Juice 12" (MULE 065EP)

DIE VOGEL: Blaue Moschee 12”

RICARDO VILLALOBOS: Ibiza 99 12”

EDU IMBERNON & SAMUEL KNOB: Trilopenco 12" (TRAPEZ LTD083)

FLORIAN MEINDL: Flashmob 12" (FLASH 015EP)

WAREIKA, MATTHIAS MEYER: Infinity/Smiles 12" (LIEBE 029EP)

RESOE: Magnolie EP 12" (BAUM 006EP)

BENNY RODRIGUES: Fake Stab 12" (FIGURE 023EP)


Dirt Crew
5 YEARS DIRT CREW PT.1 12" (DIRT038)

DIRT CREW celebrates 5 years with the first of 2 samplers featuring tracks from DIRT CREW, TIGERSKIN, and GEIGER. "IF YOU DANCE" has an infectious simple bassline, while "GO FOR IT" has unique swagger and funk for a house track. "HAZE" ends with some atmospheric, techy sounds.


Pure-P/ON MY NEW YORK SHEET-PART 3 12" (GAMM057)

Space/CARRY ON TURN ME ON-BOTTIN RMX 12" (TIRK049)

Moody/THE CITY LTD (CLEAR VINYL) 12" (MPT3)

Cabin Fever/CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.9 12" (RKDS010)

Marc Poppcke/FAR AWAY FROM YOU 12" (FR128)

Fromage/VICIOUS 12" (NEEDW001)

In Flagranti/ELECTRIC FLING 12" (CRE026)


DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::

4 Hero
MORNING CHILD REMIXES 12"
(RCR1203)

The new single taken from 4 HERO's PLAY WITH THE CHANGES album. Feats "MORNING CHILD" album version and string appella along with "TAKE MY TIME" feat JACK DAVEY album version and radio edit. GILLES PETERSON has called the A-side a classic tune and NPR made it "Song Of The Day."


Untold/STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RMX 10" (HEK006)

Various/HYPERDUB 5.3 EP 12" (HDB025)

Zinc/CRACK HOUSE EP D12" (ZINCEP001)

SILKIE: Head Butt Da Deck/The Horizon 12" (MEDI 020EP)


CLOUDS
Spat/Era Of Black Holes Part 2 12"
(ZER 001EP)

Channel Zero is a new label run by Dead-O of Clouds with the aim of pushing new, forward looking music to new sets of ears around the globe, with no boundaries set as to the type of music being released. As anyone who has witnessed a Dead-O DJ set can attest, he is a man who knows how to connect the dots. Look out for more Channel Zero releases coming up this autumn. Spat / Era Of Black Holes Part 2 is a new release from Helsinki's Clouds, kicking off Channel Zero with two sides of bass-heavy modern-day electronica. Building on their template based on modern UK forms of bass music, the quirky edits and strong harmonic layers make these tracks yet another item of proof that Clouds are treading a path of their own. Act quickly, this awesome package won't hang around for long.


FUNK ETHICS: Blues Is Now 12" (DST 008EP)

CLUEKID: Chicken Foot/Shifty 12" (EAR 012EP)

MRK1/CYRUS: Last Drop/In The Background 12" (AR 030EP)

SULLY: Reminder/Jackman's Rec 12" (FRJ 005EP)

DJ HENY.G: Arena 1/Retro Love 12" (GBMASE 001EP)

Resident Advisor's podcast: awesome or fantastic?

Posted by Mike Battaglia, April 19, 2007 02:50pm | Post a Comment

One of my favorite online destinations for dance music in 2007 is Australia's Resident Advisor. It's great for up-to-the-minute news, interviews, DJ charts and more. But while the writing is a bit off occasionally and the coverage a bit too club-focused, RA really shines through its podcast, an hour long mix by cutting-edge DJ's featuring the best the music has to offer. Recent sets from Alexander Robotnik, Âme, Maurice Fulton, Ripperton, M.A.N.D.Y. and particularly the completely satisfying Dixon mix have quenched my thirst for ever-newer mixes. Best part: it's free (unless you consider registration a cost). Go get it!