Ulrich Schnauss - Medusa (edit) [Domino, 2007]
Hooray, a new EP from my favorite comfortable-ethereal-electronica composer. It's named "Quicksand memory" and has four pieces. Warming up for the soon to be released full length "Goodbye". I can't complain about anything here.
Abe Duque - Who's Got The Flave Again [Abe Duque, 2006]
Shake that ass, baby! Who's got the flave? Abe's got the flave.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Good morning. This post gives me warm and fuzzy feelings inside, a good start to the day.
Dole & Kom - The F.O [Elektro.Komfort, 2007] (buy)
One of my absolute favorite releases last year; 'Monster eats the pilot' (on Elektro.Komfort) was made by these guys. Naturally I was intrigued to hear what they were bringing next. Sure enough, on the same imprint they release yet another gem, 'What you want!'. Starts out with "The F.O", killing you directly with its freshness and catchy yet minimal rhythms. Schatz & (Lars) Wickinger presents their remix take on The F.O on the flip, alongside the title track.
Williams - The shivering (Pitch & Hold in camera remix) [Love triangle, 2006]
Don't know how this slipped me by to be honest, seems everyone has heard it except me haha. Williams with his warm electro-houseish sound succeeds once again. Winner with arena feeling.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
With JBH off to Ibiza and me starting to work soon, Random Circuits will go into lazy summer mode. Expect lower frequency of posts, but the quality won't drop.
Redshape - Munch [Delsin, 2007] (buy)
Back on Delsin, Redshape lets loose four tracks on the "Steam" EP. Techno of course, Munch immediately grabs the attention with some really funky vibes. Yet another blockbuster from Redshape.
Toadstyle - Flatulent Boy Confesses [Styluswars, 2002]
Scratch! Fine, cut up turntablism from '02, Toadstyle deliviring it exceedingly sharp. Some odd voice samples completes the package.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I'm grumpy. My exam didn't go well, at all. Add to that the fact that I woke up late and haven't had the chance to eat yet. Plus! One of my wisdom tooths is fucking my left cheek up. Fun times. ASDGJKAHKWRNDFJSMNxcbnsklamflqrj.
Sonar base - II [SCSI-AV, 2005]
Thought I'd post something from Sonar base's EP "Transmissions From Beyond Hoag's Object (Episode ll)" since he just now got a full length out (on SCSI-AV as well) simply called "Sonar bases 4 - 10". Stripped down, barren electro. Precision and atmosphere being key here.
Popnoname - Kapital [Italic, 2007]
'On the run' from last year's "You are Popnoname" has been spinning quite a bit here. Now let's see what he can do with the album format. Released on Italic with ten songs, "White album" has some sensetive yet groovy tracks that will be pumping some energy into this summer's early morning dancefloors. All good.
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Monday, May 28, 2007
These were both Released anonymously on promo back in 2006 the artists name didn't even appear on the record but we all know that Ed & Tom Aka The Chemical Brothers are behind these 2 pieces of dancefloor artillery.
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Jeff Mills - Utopia [S3, 1996]
Released on the Mix-up vol. 2 EP in '96, but also present on The Art of Connecting album. Clastrophobic, drowning, detroit murder techno. Has a nice, evil, spacey build up. Once it's on, it is ON though - straight to the point, Mills style.
Isolée - Pictureloved [Playhouse, 2005]
An album that I only bothered with after seeing Mr Rajko Müller live at last year's Sonar festival. Never looked back since. It was an amazing set, and "We are monster" is a top notch album with its numerous little faults, quirks and new takes on slow(er) paced house music. Everything from the instantly pleasing "My hi-matic" to the coarse "Face B" and the guitar infected "Schrapnell" to the ending sine wave fest of "Pillowtalk". Listen to this in the car, in the ipod or when you're having a couple of beers with friends. Perfect.
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Sunday, May 27, 2007
Presenting wunderkid Dusty, someone to watch and of course, more importantly, listen to.
Three slam dunks out of three releases on three different labels, so far. It's melodic, hypnotic and crisp electro-tech-house (hoho). Black reel and Milk shares the same deep touch, I Love Richie does not stray far from that winning concept but has a more driving motif. I'm certainly going to keep my eyes open for more from this producer.
Dusty Kid - Black reel [Python, '06]
Dusty Kid - I Love Richie [Klingklong, '07] (buy)
Dusty Kid - Milk [Systematic, '07] (buy)
Enjoy these three, strong killer-cuts!
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Saturday, May 26, 2007
I envy JBH for his cool weekend plans. Me, I'll have to study hard for a really tough exam on tuesday. Wish me luck.
Now, retrospecting time.
Vector lovers - Capsule for one [Soma, 2005]
Title track of an ultimate sci-fi album, blade runner-esque vibes all the way through it. Capsule for one not only treats the listener on a journey in a futuristic metropolis but also stirs up emotions that could surely even touch the most metallic of hearts. An album that I return to time and again.
Jeff Mills - Java [Purpose maker, 1996]
The other day I was listening to "The Art Of Connecting" [Hardware, 1998] - A collection of EPs released years apart thrown together, except for "Deckard", the first track and number nine "UFO" (being the only two exclusive songs). This surely can't have much depth you might think. Wrong. It works as an album surprisingly well, mixing Mills' different flavours of techno. Both pure, hard dancefloor tracks, more ambient ones and some dystopian works fight for a place in this darkened blend of electronic music that should not pass anyone unnoticed. But of course, the classics are the tunes that stand out, so without further ado here's "Java".
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Friday, May 25, 2007
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Lopazz - Share my rhythm (Isolee rmx) [Get physical, 2007]
Steady now, isolee working the remix - quality like it should be. Warped vocals for some twist. Make it nine minutes. Yeah, just like that.
David K - Incoming (Motorcity soul remix) [Tsuba, 2007] (buy)
I had big expectations on this co-operation. David K has done some really good stuff ("Mayann" anyone?), and Motorcitysoul's remix of Fuckaponydelic's "Switch the lights" is as grim as it gets. So how did this turn out then? Well, for starters the original mix of Incoming isn't all that fun. However Motorcitysoul manages to pull it out of boring land and into something worthwhile and quite nifty. Not by any means a storming, unique and awesome clash like I expected, but certainly not bad. Definetly has its moments.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
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A Really nice deep minimal drum track now from (Luka & Lazo) on remix duties is (Barem) deep quality hypnotic shit!
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Exercise one - Melting [Mobilee, 2007] (buy)
Follow-up to the great "Where is my keyboard?" record. Exercise one does not let us down. It's Minimal Techno of the finest variety on this Mobilee release. Slowly building up to a massive groover. Very slick, and although this is by no means an uplifting track I can't deny that it puts me in a good mood. B side of 'Dark Star'.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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Perhaps a bit late on this one, but hey...
Audion - Noiser [Spectral sound, 2007] (buy)
More Audion! Matthew Dear continues his domination with this new release, following up the excellent Mouth to Mouth. Vicious and hard material for the dark, sweaty dancefloor five in the morning.
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Monday, May 21, 2007
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funk d'void live @ roxy vienna 16th may
01. Jamie Anderson - Phat Acid
02. Henry & Denis - Catabolism (Efdemin Remix)
04. Nacho Marco - Wench (Francois Dubois Remix)
05. Francois Dubois - I Try (Jamie Anderson Remix)
06. Karma - Beach Towel (I:Cube Cosmix Marathon Remix)
07. Gabriel Ananda - Trommelstunde
08. Peter Horrevorts - Oorsprong
09. Marc Antona & Anthony Collins - AM-PM
10. SLG - Caffeine
11. Jamie Jones - The Capsule
12. Microdinamic - Beat One
13. Shlomi Aber & Itamar Sagi - Blonda
14. Tom Wax & Boris Alexander - Rockhampton City Lights (Davis & May's Rockcity Recreation)
15. Itamar Sagi - Cancun
16. Itamar Sagi - Dreams Theater
17. Shlomi Aber - Freakside
18. Robag Wruhme als Rolf Oksen - Hakkatzen
19. David K - Boul De Nerf
20. Cobblestone Jazz - Dump Truck
21. Elon - Tamingo (Rekleiner Remix)
22. Sami Koivikko - Paajaasa
I was Tipped off about this upfront mix by my mate, cheers H! very good mix very well executed by funk d void download now to save dissapointment later ;)
***Edit*** it looks like blogger wont let me upload the link for some strange reason it works fine on my Myspace il upload it to z share later tonight you need to hear it TRUST!
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Great Minimal rerub by Mr Holden uses a popping sound nearly all the way through gradually blending in the skewed vocals from madge adding his own blend of epic production skills,there is an excellent experimental video for this track on youtube worth checking out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKrA1-vI0oo
Madonna - "Get Together" - (James Holden Remix) - [Cdr]http://www.zshare.net/audio/05-madonna-get_together__james_holden_remix_-mp3.html
I would have let this pass me by but the name had me curious anyone using the name insect has to be a minimal track being a minimal name, quality track by these 2 unknown german producers.
Insect & Matschiste - "kassensturz" -[Cdr]http://www.zshare.net/audio/kassensturz-mp3.html
Booka Shade & Henrik Schwarz nuff said.I was thinking whilst listening to this, these two should collaborate imagine the end result!
Booka Shade - "Vertigo" - (Henrik Schwarz Remix) -[5 years of Get Physical cd]http://www.zshare.net/audio/vertigohenrikremix-mp3.html
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Sunday, May 20, 2007
Time to give credit to all the other crazy bloggers out there. Here's some recent highlights from my favorites.
Risky bizniz: The Go! Team - Grip like a vice
Great new track from their forthcoming album. Want, no, need more Go! Team.
Little white earbuds: The black dog - It felt like it
Black dog goes way back, and here they are 2007 and kicking still. Recommended Soma release.
24 : Hours: Joel Mull - Begun the end has (matthew jonson remix)
Yummy. Treading on spacey cyber waves.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
Good morning clubbahz! "Don't fear, the sun, feel like someone".
Maps - Don't fear [Mute, 2007] (buy)
Maps - It will find you [Mute, 2007]
New discovery for me, this Maps fellow, James Chapman. Shoegazer indie-pop-tronica (genre malfunction). Grand, beautiful and well constructed. Arrangements and a sound palette to die for. Maps' debut album "We can create" was released not long ago (the 14th of May to be precise) on Mute Records, it made me check out his earlier EPs. Pretty music with handsome cover art too. (Vinyl release of the album is on awesome format 2x10"!)
Dedicated to Karin!
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Friday, May 18, 2007
Pantha Du Prince - "Butterfly Girl" - (Sten Version) - [Dial Records 2005]
Murat Tepeli - "Jaws" - [Ostgut Ton 2007]
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
John Dahlbäck - I slide [Pickadoll, 2007] (buy)
"Only" 22 years old and already a sick amount of releases out on high quality and prestigious labels. Impressing to say the least. One of Sweden's finest, here John represents his very own label Pickadoll records with a heavy tech house banger. It's dirty and certain to rock any sound system with that rugged bass, the female vocals fits nicely on top. I definetly wouldn't mind this track extended a few minutes.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Gui Boratto - Hera (The Field remix) [Kompakt, 2007] (buy)
Brazil meets Sweden in an euphoric re-edit, turning one of Chromophobia's hits into a The Field signature styled creature. Layered recordings, half drifting, half sharp and focused, always going. A train ride among frosty landscapes.
I can ensure all our visitors a flurry of posts coming up this week. I get dizzy just by looking at all the drafts JBH has done write ups of. I'll try to squeeze a few in there too (despite my crazy schedule), don't worry; expect RC to be on digital fire.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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Onwards with the tuesday posting!
Kenneth James G - Is it on [Underl_ne, 2007] (buy)
Ken Gibson aka [a]pendics.shuffle (and more). The EP "Removing me" consists of four different tracks. 'Is it on' is one of them and it's harsh and absolutely phenomenal pitch black minimal.
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