Monday, 19 January 2015

Dubstar - Anxious

Underground house dub that gently caresses the ears like a Body Shop massage cream and a hint of rattlesnake.  Sadly stops after 10 minutes - should be at least 30 minutes long.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Alliv Sobol - Toz79

It has taken me a little while to work out who Alliv Sobol is.  A mirror would have helped.  This is just really stripped back minimal that does absolutely nothing.  A little warm bounce.  That is all.  Oh Mr V.

Can you work out who it is?

Monday, 12 January 2015

So Inagawa - Logo Queen

It's like floating along a seabed watching the octopus glide in between the reeds.  Luxurious deep house.

I don't recall ever featuring a Japanese artist on this blog - I am aware there is a good scene in Japan, musically at least.  More researched needed.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Andrey Zots - Useless

Minimal chug-central.  Sit down and chug along with me.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Robag Wruhme – Dakktylaff

Robag should need no introduction to my regular readers - this is the 7th time that his unique quirky masterpieces have been featured - in just 725 (ish) reviews.

I get excited upon seeing the word Robag - each of his tracks is uniquely wondrous in a minimal structure but with so much personality.

A gorgeous deep lowline bassline is a particular favourite element of mine here, along with the percussion and the industrial noises - oh it is just all great.  Robag Wruhme is the man.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Head High - Megatrap (Mix Mix)

Rather squidgy, wonky techno that reminds me of a giraffe on a space hopper.  A touch of vocals too.  The mix mix is the best mix.

First time I have come across the artist Head High - though perhaps he is better known as Shed.

Lawrence - Marlen (Carsten Jost & DJ Richard Remix)

Deep house gorgeousness, perfect for starting your evening at a post-sunset moment in Ibiza - the gorgeousness of the track is obvious from almost the first bar.


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Cristi Cons - Anatrack

I've been looking for this track for a while, a hypnotic percussive 10 minutes of dreaming about trams.  It drops totally into dreamland for a while but when the beat subtly kicks back in - wow.  A subtle wow.

This is the pick of several good tracks from Cristi Cons over the last 12 months - Mouline, Recognize Me and Change being a few of my other favourite but this stands out so much.

This is just so beautiful.  And yes, he is from Romania too.  Maybe I should move there?

Sepp - Varnav

A long bank of nimbostratus with a snooker shot repeated over and over.  Snooker in the clouds.  It could be pool too.  Or billiards.

Sepp is yet another discovery from the hotbed of minimal, no not Berlin.  Romania.

A very talented producer.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Luc Ringeisen - Beat Design

Another new artist/DJ discovery for me, from France but making a name for himself predictably in the magic city of Berlin.

This is definitely my kind of track, minimal oddness with echoed creeks, vocal snippets, the odd robotic bleep and a tiny touch of jazz.


Nastia - Maslo

A slightly dubby underground beat, stripped back with snippets of perhaps a Spanish guitar, though the brain isn't fully functionning right now.

A new artist to me - all I know about her is that she is from Ukraine.  I shall be endeavouring to find out more.

The Fumiya Tanaka remix is also worth a listen - nearly 3 times as long as the original.

Johannes Volk - The Awakened Guardians

I've been getting into these dub techno sounds for a while now, they always remind me of fabric in the first hour that it opens - yes I love to be there when a nightclub opens.  This is my favourite dub techno track so far, a science-fiction influenced beauty.