Thursday, 21 October 2010

Black Van – Yearning

Beautiful piece of disco-house, could almost bring a tear of joy to one’s eye.

Bibio - Lovers Carvings (Catz n Dogz re edit)

Most Catz n Dogz stuff I have heard is generic shit, but this is really quite charming and floaty and nice.  Surprised.

Superpitcher - Rabbits In A Hurry in a twisted minimal way.  Different, but good.  More of a 8am tune.

Chris Carrier - Cabaret Des Belles Lettres

This is a good solid house track, with bits of vocals of course (so 2010!).  It could be better though.  I demand a remix.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Smirk - You Will Find

Sorry, no Youtube link for this one.

But it is worth trying to find in my opinion, as long as you like slow sketched out minimal dark house music with a low rumbling bass.  It is on Wolf & Lamb if that helps to encourage you!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Kink – Rachel

I wasn’t expecting this after such a slow start but it comes on strong and techy, but a little quieter after the breakdown.  And it does have a bit of an old skool feel to the beats.

Claro Intelecto - Back In The Day

I’ve never liked any of Claro Intelecto’s stuff.  Always been too dull techno for me.  But this is a remix of a very old tune and done really well, kind of like jacking house but with a darker, moodier techno twist.  Not for everyone.

Cobblestone Jazz – Chance

I had to put this in if only because it sounds like a remix of Sesame Street made for anywhere in your local red light district.  And I think they are singing about cats.

Soul Clap – Extravaganza

Why am I liking vocal house at the moment?  This is quite slow, very musical, not for anyone into electro-house!  It can best be described perhaps as lovely and beautiful.   I am getting so soft.  Just you wait for the backlash next year when I get into something much harder or faster!

Jamie Jones – Ruckus

Oh my Jamie Jones-like god, he does it again.  I did hear this a few months back but typically it took me a while to work out.  Sensational disco-sounding house.  And then it gets a bit dirty.  Jamie’s magic dust applied again.  Love it.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Marc Houle – On It

Some Marc Houle stuff is irritating, this is an absolute beast.  It’s minimal but with personality and a groove and lots of strange noises.

Should be seeing him at the Warehouse Project in Manchester this Friday all being well.

Robert Hood – Alpha

Proper banging techno, well for my standards anyway.  Quite nasty.

Slam - Collecting Data

Minimal.  It doesn’t do much.  I like it.  You might not.

Butch - Life (Edu and Coyu Remix)

Ooh this is quite funky, could almost play it in Revolution bars!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Luna City Express - Mr. Jack (Robags Edna Mompf Remix)

I just love this song, jacking house at it’s very best, I would love to be dancing to this right now.

Luna City Express - Diamonds And Pearls (Mathias Kaden's Smaragd Remix)

Ooh this is a lovely piece of minimal, it just sounds really pleasant and relaxing.

Sadly not on Youtube at the moment :-(

DJ Sprinkles - Masturjakor (Kink & Neville Watson Remix)

A little light and floaty at first, but a tremendous dirty bassline to kick it into life, lovely.

Art Department - Without You

I cannot believe that I have not posted this.  This is without doubt the tune of the year and I knew it was when I first heard it on a Jamie Jones mix.  So dark, so creepy, fantastic vocals, amazing bassline, it just ticks every single box and I could listen to this over and over.  Cannot recommend enough.

Lee Foss - U Got Me

Oh this is more like it, I have been listening to so many crap tunes the last couple of days, this is lovely, mellow and just really too nice for me.  Happy days.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Markus Fix – Dark Side Of Bo

Such a Cocoon tune, it is very understated techno, which you want to grab hold of and take you into another techno stratosphere, but it teases and teases.  Oh it is good, so good.

Full track not on Youtube at the moment - there is a snippet of Sven playing it at Time Warp for the first 4 minutes of this video.

Johnny D & Butch – Blues Shoes (Johnny D Mix)

Johnny D is a bit of a genius.  This is more like shakey-shakey house music, with lots of bizarre bits and some great drops, and just bumbles along brilliantly, I have admired his work for a long time, and he just keeps getting better.  Eritrea’s musical genious.

Robert Dietz - Soup Opera

I love this house tune, far more of a groove than I have this dull and cloudy morning.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Chris Liebing & Tommy Four Seven – Bauhaus (Mallet Mix)

It takes a while to get going but this is like smash your face in techno, a real pounding that the Techno Viking would approve of I am sure.  Makes me want to work on a construction site.

Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Fuego

Lots of drums and lots of techno sounds, a return to form.

Kabale Und Liebe - Since You Looked Into My Eyes

Ridiculously good house music track which is just what the doctor ordered on a dull Monday morning which an overwhelming sense of Monday doom.  Until now that is.  Makes me want to dance even on a Monday morning.  Well, tap my feet anyway.