Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Deniz Kurtel - Yeah (Jamie Jones Shower Aquafunk Mix)

This is just groovy as hell house music with plenty of vocals - and the man of the year on the remix.

Loco Dice - La Bicicletta

A rather groovy but fairly minimal track from one of the stars of the year, my ex-hip hop DJ himself, Loco Dice.

Pablo Cahn - Speyer Elle

A really good house track with bits of vocals that seems to say ‘minimal’ repeatedly.

Loko - Scarlet House

This is a really nice, simple, house track with a touch of vocal and a little piano.  Quite gentle and smooth but yet still very danceable.

Johnny D – Leave Or Love Me

I cannot believe that I haven't listed this yet.

I absolutely love this tune, loads of ridiculously silly noises, crazy drumming and complete randomness, perfect for Mr Villalobos and it was indeed him who introduced me.  Such a great vibe to it.  Somewhere in between minimal and house.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Arado & Den Ishu - R U W M

Such a good house feeling to this track, you may recognise it from the vocals of "Are You With Me"

Friday, 26 November 2010

Blehorkestar Bakija Bakic - Fizheuer Zieheuer (Todd Terje Edit)

Someone has updated the amazing Fizheuer Zieheuer by Ricardo Villalobos, the 37-minute long minimal track which I fell in love with many years ago.  It is quite magnificent.  I cannot really describe it.  I do wish I had first heard it played by Ricardo though, rather than finding it on Youtube.

Though actually I think Ricardo sampled this track first.

Either way, a little piece of genius.

Leland McWilliams - Mama Lola (Johnny D Remix)

Lots of strange noises.  12 minutes long.  Minimal.  Just like my sex life.

Nico - Dying Of Fever

Ooh this is nice, very floaty kind of tech-house, yes with vocals again!

Benoit & Sergio - Walk & Talk

"My baby does k all day... she doesn't wash her hair, doesn't wash her clothes, just sits on the couch watching television shows"

Lyrics that make sense at last!  Behold!

Pointed out to me by my very good friend, Carrie, not my own discovery for a change.

It is just very laid back, minimal and quite damn hot.  Making minimal sexy!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Kabale und Liebe - Since You Looked Into My Eyes

I absolutely love this, really good house track, with vocals and recognisable ones from many a year back, oh a few enchanting plinks and plonks.  Think I might have heard it for the first time at Ketoloco, a few moons ago.  Must listen.  Must dance.

Basti Grub & Komaton – Sick

Ooh this is quite nice, mellow and melodic, can almost hear someone from Cocoon finishing with this.  Lovely.

Santos - Primitive Cannible

Slightly crazy minimal track clearly made for something like the Zoo Project with all its crazy circus sounds and plinks and plonks and a good 11 minutes long, happy days.

Arado & Den Ishu - Preacher Man

To me this is just like the perfect DC10 kind of track, reminds me of when minimal was so perfect, though this is slightly more house than minimal.  It just is really damn good.

Art Department feat. Seth Troxler — Vampire Nightclub

This is really dark and spooky, quite Dracula-like, nice and slow.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Oracy - Bass Mood

Brothel minimal.

Paul C, Paolo Martini - Plug Me (Johnny D. Remix)

I love this for the Johnny D beats as I love pretty much everything he does, very bouncy and minimal but I am not convinced by the occasional bouts of rapping going “fuck all of ya” – maybe it might grow on me, but maybe I need a dub version of it!

Butch - No Worries

Ubiquitous house track that just does it quite simply and makes me want to dance and dance and dance.

Traversable Wormhole - Closed Timelike Curve (Marcel Dettmann Remix)

Nasty evil techno to pound you into submission and make you stomp until you can cope no more.  Or until 6 minutes 18 seconds is up.

Steve Bug – Loverboy

Ooh this is a bit good, quite emotive minimal.  I discovered Steve Bug at my first Cocoon trip in Ibiza in 2004.  I really wasn’t sure why I liked all this music which was very under-stated and didn’t do a lot, yet was exceptionally enjoyable.  I later discovered, that I had discovered minimal, and a whole new level of enjoyment and excitement of music began, thanks initially to Steve Bug.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Lucien N Luciano - Behind My Soul

This is very minimal, very much just setting some atmosphere – perfect first track for a mix, or for a club night, really sets things off in a moody way.  Very good.

Basti Grub & Komaton – Sick

Oh this is really quite gentle, floaty and nice and I could listen to this for quite a long time – and it is on Cocoon – what are you doing to me Cocoon?

Maetrik - Herb House

Part warm deep house, nothing too exciting at all, just gentle dreamy music for desks or beds, but also with a slight minimal 6am dancing twist to it too.

Soul Center - Dyr Bul Scyl

Rave song number 2 for the blog, very German and first heard from Sven at Cocoon In The Park, not sure I want all music to be like this but it is different and good.

Grub & Aldo Cadiz – Eleccion

Giggity-house music.  I’m clearly running out of inspiration now.  Just listen and be done with it.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Brian Sanhaji – Higgs

Evil techno.  I say nothing more.

James T. Cotton - On Time

This just has a really good old house feeling to it, simple sounding beats.  And only 154 people on Youtube have listened to it so it is like our secret, ok?

Lee Foss - Run Around

Another really good vocal house track with a kick-ass bass-line (did I really just use that phrase?)

Robert James - Sleep Moods

Oh this is excellent, first heard it on a Jamie Jones mix, so as you may imagine it is slightly disco-fuelled but solid house track, with light and dark.

Robert Hood – Omega

Minimal.  Just minimal.  But really excellent minimal.  Simple.  Effective.  Minimal.