Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Mountain People - Mountain 011.1

Gorgeous, deep hypnotic minimal with a clucky little sub-bass under the beat.  This is minimally sick from one of my favourite Swiss producers.

Roustam - Valparaiso

People talk about the Romanian scene being mega-hot, especially me, but the Russian scene is definitely one to watch out for too with Roustam in particular bringing tracks like this deep, hypnotic beauty - with a subtle sexy ass bassline.

Monday, 28 December 2015

PashnLips - Capriole (SIT Remix)

Light and delicate dreamy minimal track - I'm not entirely sure if this is a 7am track or a 7pm track.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Matrix - Get Out (Kerri Chandler Remix)

You've heard the back-drop before, you've heard the beat before, you've heard these kind of spoken vocals over the top.  But it just works.  You got a brand new VCR for Christmas and now it has a peanut butter jelly sandwich in it.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do

It's a really simple, almost child-like melody, but has a certain unique charm over it's slow deep trance beat.

Florian Meindl - Nights I Don't Sleep

It's all about the really solid, chunky beat.  I used to be a big fan of Florian Meindl as a DJ but as he went much techier, I lost interest.  But this track is superb.

I was a bit of a dick with this - I noted down only the name of the artist and then had to listen to loads of his tracks to remember which one it was.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Auntie Flo - Gods Of War

Tribal tech-house little beast with occasional risers and a changing percussive beat.  Meaty.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Unknown Artist - OWL 003 - Untitled A

These untitled artists don't make it easy for us - this is a slightly broken minimal track with possible woofs, piano stabs, a fragment of saxophone, occasional spoken word and faint industrial noises amongst the clicky percussion - quite a lot to it.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Skull - Bring It Home

Yes there used to be minimal techno in the 1990's.  Like everything it was a bit faster by then.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's All Right

Classic house track that has such a good feeling and such recognisable vocals - this will put you on a high if nothing else does.  Often very overlooked.

Has a lot of meaning to me right now.

Colm K - Basics (Emi Edit's Edit)

Background zylophones always make for a beautiful experience, and this shimmering sunrise track with it’s sublime vocals really hits the spot in a I want to hear this at 7am on the Amnesia terrace kind of way.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

DJ Koze - XTC

This track is everywhere.  A spoken-word prophesy about the drug, ecstasy.

Emmanuel Top - Dominos

Just a really simple acid groove but you'll get hooked by it.

Jouem - Melian

Gentle dub techno track that warms the heart.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Magit Cacoon - Love Express

A undercurrent of bass, with repeated vocal stabs and a solid beat, bring a track with so much suspense.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

S.A.M. - Untitled

Sometimes it's easy to say why a track is great.  Other times it isn't and this falls into the second category.  The solid beat helps as does the general hypnotic minimal style but why I love this more than so many other tunes out there I cannot quite pick out.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Unknown Artist - #FF0066 (B)

A remix of Oh Superman, with a very deep and subtle sub-bass running through, with the percussive beats at quite a clip.  And a glorious 12 minutes long.

Funk E - Morning Glory

Slow and gloomy minimal.  But it grows on you after a few listens.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Osunlade - Pride (Johnny D Remix)

The perfect example of the genius of Johnny D again, he just masters dropping out the beat and bringing it back in again with so much aplomb.  It is house music.