Monday, 31 October 2011

Ricardo Villalobos & Los Updates – I Miss You So Much

This is just a simple minimal groove, a splendid 12 minutes long, and is just beauty in it's simplicity, so hypnotic that I have listened to it 5 times in a row now which is a good hour.

Not often you can keep playing the same song for an hour and still love it, but I guess that is the beauty of the simplicity...if only there was more good minimal being produced as so much of it is so bland and heartless at the moment.

Hot Natured – Assimilation

As played by Jamie Jones at fabric recently, this went down so well, it has that constant siren stabbing noise along with the usual deep dark disco house sound and the devastating bassline.  It sounds like a Securicor van reversing.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Butch – Rawhide


I heard Ricardo play this at Cocoon In The Park and I was like “what the f***”, I loved it!  Took me ages to work it out, and still there is only a set rip on Youtube for you to listen to.  It appears that it is only going to be released on vinyl, on Ricardo’s label Sei Es Drum.

It is the kind of track that I think a few people might hate but I just love it.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pirupa - Raw Orbit

Ooh I really like this, it has a lot of synths going on, and a slightly electro feel to it though it is trying to be techno, I can think of quite a range of DJs who might play this at various times though it does say more ‘build up’ to me.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Noir & Haze - Around (Solomun Vox Mix)

As someone wrote on Youtube, “I've slept with the girl of my dreams last weekend but this sound is a way better.”!

This is, like, not sure how to describe it but I would just go crazy on the fabric dancefloor if I heard this, uncontrollably.

I have been looking for this for ages, it is a rather slow, sexy house track with bits of vocals and sounds going “dum, dum dum dum dum dum, dum, dum, dum dum” and a oh my god kind of bassline, and an amazing breakdown at around 5 minutes.  So so good, I could write much more about it.

James Blake - Limit To Your Love ' DB Edit'

This is a bit nice, a bit too nice maybe, a lovely piano melody with some snippets of vocals, oh it is house.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Traversable Wormhole – Where 2D Meets 3D (Chris Liebing Remix)

Winter must be approaching if I am starting to find my appreciation of techno once more, this is quite dark and slightly sinister though far from the hardest techno you will find – about as hard as I go.

Steffi – Yours

This is a bit of a grower, I always liked it but it has really grown on me, a really good quality vocal house groove.

Cassius - The Sound of Violence (Franco Cinelli Remix)

It might take a little while to get going but this is minimal at its best, a gentle beauty of a remix of a track you may recognise from the vocals, quite the gem – Ricardo played it at Cocoon In The Park and it was one of those moments.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Levon Vincent – Man Or Mistress

One of the techier tunes that Sven played at Cocoon at Amnesia a few weeks back, quite tough for my recent standards, the second Levon Vincent track I have featured recently.

Monday, 10 October 2011

A. Mochi - C2M (Gary Beck Remix)

This is pure techno brilliance.

Somebody played it in Ibiza (you might guess who it is), when I was at their very special night in a very special nightclub, and my dancing partners had decided to go see what was happening in the terrace, which was featuring Seth Troxler and Loco Dice if I recall correctly, but I just could not bear to leave the main room and I was rewarded with hearing this absolute belter.

It is quite fast-paced, constant, throbbing but very energetic and very uplifting...oh I can feel those ice cannons about to launch...woooooooossshhh!

Must pay a bit more attention to techno this winter I feel.

Mark E - Belvide Beat

This is sexy techno.

No messing around, straight in there with a devastatingly grungy bassline...I worked out what track it was last night, and decided that it needed to become my waking up track, I required it in my life asap.

If this doesn't wake you up in the morning and get you going, I don't know what will.

German factory engineering techno music at it's best...oh and yes, before you ask, I heard Sven play it in Ibiza.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Julio Bashmore - Batty Knee Dance

Kind of house music but with a definite garage influence which is very popular at the moment, Julio is fast becoming a producer to take notice of and I think there might be another track or two which I need to write about very soon!  Oh, it has a lovely fat bassline too.

Sadly I can only find a radio rip on Youtube, but it will do, you will be able to hear why I love it still, got that nice autumnal garage groove.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

MANIK – Alwayz

It didn’t take long to realise I would love this, I am a big fan of Hot Creations.  Nice bassline, snippets of vocals, it just sounds very cool.

Sadly no Youtube video.  Oh well, MANIK, your loss, nobody will hear your track.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Petar Dundov - Sparkling Stars

What to make of this?  Anyone who knows Petar Dundov will recognise his distinctive sound.  Some kind of cross between techno, progressive house and trance, a very special track – another one at Cocoon In The Park, made me all emotional as I was walking out, in fact it drained me of what emotion I had left after that amazing 12 hour journey!