Tuesday, 23 April 2013

.G - Underwater

Sometimes you can decide that you love a track after hearing 2 beats and this is one of those rare occasions.  Such a feeling of warmth over a somewhat forceful house beat.  Beautiful.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Urulu & Steve Huerta – Things I Didn’t Mean

Sugar sweet garage with a bassline of kick-ass proportions - mixing fruit salads with a blackjack.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Boris Werner – Set It Off

This is a clever warm-up house track, a teasing, tantalizing beast – like the broken air conditioning unit in your boiling hot office that starts whirring but just teases you with warm air.  The Makam remix is excellent and ups the drama.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Monday, 15 April 2013

Omar-S – Triangulum Australe

This is brilliant.  Little more than a tense serious of hospital bleeps.

Enjoy – Seawall (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)

Remember hard house?  If you speed this up 10bpm it sounds like hard minimal.

Just need a touch of imagination, my friends.

Ricardo Villalobos – Hansup

I listened to this minimal beauty for 2 hours consistently when Margaret Thatcher died.  Both Maggie and Ricardo are true heroes of mine, both have had a monumentally positive impact upon my life although for slightly different reasons.  Another complete beauty of epic proportions with a particularly incredibly charming breakdown.  Excellent doorbells too.

Others – Dope Me

Such tough decisions.  Is it minimal or is it underground house?  I think this is closer to minimal, could imagine Ricardo play this but also tINI.  It is really laid back but groovy, with little bits of percussion and odd-sounding piano plinks.  Wonderful.

T.W.I.C.E – Round & Brown (Jun Akimoto & Ittetsu Remix)

I listened to this 5 times in a row, mostly because I kept getting interrupted at work by work.  I love this slow and crawling underground house, with a slightly dark and moody sound.  Hotter than a kangaroo’s backside.  Becoming a huge fan of Ittetsu.

tINI – Room 305

It doesn’t do too much but that is the beauty of it, harmonious rounded percussion stabs and minimal vocals.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - Lazer Beams

This is so much of a nuclear weapon that I could almost be tempted not to put this up here as it is a total dancefloor destroyer.  So good I am not going to say anything more about it - just listen and if you are a DJ play it and watch destruction like you are watching televised war.

Rufus Wainwright – Tiergarten (Supermayer Lost In The Tiergarten Mix)

This is 13 and a half minitues of magical musical beauty, the vocals kind of remind me of something from a Beatles track (though not really having listened to them much I am possibly wrong), and then it goes into this twisted electronic adventure.

I'm not sure the label of 'minimal' quite does it justice.

Aumrec - Injune Inlove

Yes – this is what I want to be hearing!  Do not fuck with this record.  An absolutely tech-house smash to send the dancefloor crazy.

Full version not on Youtube - only first 1-2 minutes of the below.

Stanislav Tolkachev – Heartbeat

Tearful techno – the wonderful Nina Kraviz says it makes her cry when she plays it.  It does have a lot of sad emotion bundled up with it, I would play it on a long aeroplane journey back from being dumped by a woman I was in love with.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Melchoir Productions – Let’s Go Deep

Deep and bouncy little house track, a catchy number.  Though it is probably too catchy to be a top tune tomorrow.

Silky Sunday – Friend (Ripperton And Alex Attias Remix)

Underground house to get your head lost within, 8 pieces of something more beautiful than a North Korean prostitute.

Fenin – None Of Them (Robags Berfa Lubb Dubbse)

I love the enchanting dreamy whispering minimal featured on Robag’s work.

A very fitting 500th tune for my top tunes blog - not counting the one that was deleted with subsequent warning received from the Google Nazi's.

Locussolus – Berghain (Darkroom Mix)

This is build up techno with the autopilot direction of the type of dirty aeroplanes that the European Union are trying to ban.  A beautiful 10 minutes long.