Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Creep - Days (Soul Clap Remix)

This is lovely, quite creepy, very low-slung bassy slow house with vocals from the singer from The XX who I am told are a cool band, not that it would mean anything to me, but it might to you.

Jeff Mills — Jingle The Bells

Just for a bit of festive cheer - this is what happens when Christmas meets The Bells by Jeff Mills.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Slam - Hot Knives (Slam Remix)

This is a really good remix of a fantastic techno tune from a couple of year ago – this however builds up and builds up but never kicks off like the original.  The original is even better, but I do love this mix too.

ANBB - I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground (Extended)

I don’t think I have ever heard anything like this.  Very minimal, with some guy singing “I wish I Was A Mole In The Ground” amongst other random things, and then seems to get angry towards the end.

Jichael Mackson - A Snake In Da System

Most people won’t like this.  It is very minimal, with plenty of strange clicks and really very understated.  It is rather  inventive and charming to me and the best cold minimal track I’ve heard in a while.  But if you don’t like cold, clicky minimal – don’t waste your time.

Radio Slave - I Don't Need A Cure For This

Typically deep, hypnotic minimal from a producer of a hell of a lot of good music over the years.

Simon Wish, Cruz & Lati - Dawn's Highway

Ooh this is hot, it is fairly slow, very dark and bass-driven, with snippets of male vocals, and is just so good.  Possibly the slowest thing released by Cocoon.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Oscar – Africanism

This is good fun, a remix of Toto – Africa, a very recognisable early 80’s tune.  Would get a good reaction on a dancefloor, somewhere between minimal and house.

Ambivalent - Down

A nice, dark, quite sinister piece of minimal.  Am quite a fan of their work, previous track called R U OK? was just absolute depreaved minimal filth.

Daniel Mehlhart - Fistbump (Franco Cinelli Remix)

It is quite a basic house track, nothing amazing, just a good solid house track

Clio - For Sure Baby

It goes “doo, doo, doo, doo-do” with other random bits of talking and a fairly minimal beat, heard Loco Dice play this.

No Regular Play - Doesn't Matter

Quite dark, slow and groovy baby – another piece of class music on Wolf & Lamb.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Audio Injection - Operation A (Speedy J remix)

A rather eerie but deep techno bomb.

Nina Kraviz - I'm Week

I really like her stuff, this is rather floaty and deep, with plenty of vocals snippets and just sounds really quite lovely.  Not for a dancefloor though.

Livio & Roby – Garaghivirap

A simple minimal beat with some faint jingles, it definitely does it for me.  Only 7 minutes long though – should be twice as long.  But life is far from perfect.

Brothers´ Vibe – Revolution

A very danceable groovy house tune, perhaps a little too summery for early winter!

Ruede Hagelstein – Emergency

Groovy, underground vocal house tune.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

40 Thieves feat Qzen - Don't Turn It Off

This has a really good disco feel to it – shame it is only 4 or so minutes long but well worth a listen or three.

Dennis Ferrer - Red Room

This guy has with great regularity produced great house music for many a year – seems to have imbraced a slightly more techy feel to this track, or perhaps slightly electro and just feels really good and lively.

Oracy - Bass Mood

This is a good bassy piece of tech-house, a nice 10 minutes long and rolls along very nicely.  Perfect for grotty clubs.

Masomenos – Coco

This I think would bore the hell out of most people.  But for those with a bit of patience, joy will befall you, in a minimal way, eventually.

Steller – Terrence

It’s house.  And it’s funky.  Oh shit, funky house must be back.  It does feel good though.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dubfire – Rejekt

Ooh this is a bit dark and moody.  Rather sinister in fact.  I do like this.

Boo Williams - Mortal Trance

This ticks quite a few boxes for being purposeful but slow, house with melody and beats and squishes and floaty synths.  Quite simple but it works.  Don't be scared by the "trance" word!

Lee Foss - U Got Me

Hmm, this is fabulous by one of my favourite new artists of 2010, very warm, quite slow, with vocals (how predictably fabulous!).  Beautiful and summery.  Shame it is freezing outside right now.

Pupkulies & Rebecca - Burning Boats (Masomenos Remix)

Really nice relaxing minimal.