Time to get your weekend head on and leave the weeks stress behind. These two tracks will be sure to blow the cobwebs away.
Shlomi Aber - "Freakside" - (Original) - [Ovum]
Fred Everything & 20 For 7 - "Friday" - (Trentemoller Remix) - [Lazy Days Recordings]
Friday, June 29, 2007
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Surgeon - A1 Untitled [Dynamic tension, 2005]
Mr Surgeon on his own label, throwing a fit and transforming any floor into a burning chaos of frenzy. Heavy goods from the Klonk EP. Can you take it?
Jeff Samuel - Fire (Claude Vonstroke 'like fiyaa' mix) [Poker flat, 2007]
Samuel together with Claude, dirtyness ensues. Bleepy and pushy track that's gonna make you wanna move. Together with this and the original you also get a St Sebastain remix thrown in the package.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Avus - Furry hat [Border community, 2007]
Funny title, but there is nothing funny about this tune. It's all serious business with avus' glistening and hyper tense Border-techno. Sailing quickly upstream in cold water, rainbows all around with the green grass on the shores moist with morning dew. Scott Edwards should be well pleased with this EP. The B side is a real jacking stomper called Spnkr. Hook yourself up!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A bit of a non standard post here, but two enjoyable tracks that I quite like.
The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (feat. Fatlip) [Virgin, 2007]
Chem bros' with a pure fun track. Lyrics rock and the beats are solid and catchy. All round head-noddin' vibes. On their upcoming (2nd July) album, "We are the night". Fun facts about salmon to boot!
Death Cab For Cutie - All is Full of Love [Barsuk, 2002]
From their Stability EP. Don't hate ;-)
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Monday, June 25, 2007
Back to work, another monday. I hope this track will cheer you up.
Beroshima - Horizon [Cocoon, 2007]
Warning, warning - Huge track ahead! Beroshima/Frank Müller, in the game since 1994 can still wreck dancefloors to little specks of dust. Here he brings out the big guns on Cocoon, leaving you barely standing among the debris. Heavy weight and brutal, Horizon smashes everything in its path to bits. Just one teensy pevee though, extend it another few good minutes and I'd be even more up in flames about this. Pig & Dan arranges the flip remix, but I haven't heard it.
Edit: Be sure to visit the superb blog The ill-ec-tro-nic and pick up the awesome track: M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade Feat Laurie Anderson - O Superman. I simply can't stop listening to it! But I do agree with The Langer that it really should've been made into some 12 min+ monster.
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Sunday, June 24, 2007
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Aril Brikha - Kept within [Soundscape/Peacefrog, 2007]
Aril Brikha has his very first full length out. "Ex Machina" is its title, Soundscape (Japan) / Peacefrog the labels. Ex Machina is packed with Aril's signature sound, plenty of chunky melodies with beats packing some punch to match, at times a bit trancy. The styles of the tracks vary from calm, chillout and loungy stuff to more dancefloor variants. 'Kept within' is a typical Brikha joint with lush synthwork and a driving bass.
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Pan/Tone - Orient Express [Cereal/killers, 2007]
Cereal/Killers specializing in split twelves, here with big names such as Metope, Ada and Pan/Tone. All delivering their ruffled take on techno. This track has it's fair share of lows and highs, bass kicking in at around 3:40.
Sean Palm - Where's my dongle [Railyard, 2007]
US label owner and artist Sean Palm lets loose some wicked minimal. Quality song that shares that melodic and calmer touch as can be felt in Joel Mull's "Begun the end has" (which was released on the same label, by the way). Mighty things...
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Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Differnet - Caring Arms [Friendly noise, 2007] (buy)
Differnet has come to their third album. Behind them they have two cds of excellent forward thinking pop/art-electronica. This third stop sees Differnet with a brighter and clearer vocal front. The change is a welcome one, causing a bit of a shift in sound. Unfortunately it is not always working to 100%. On the whole though, "Collapsing universe" is incredibly solid. The two opening tracks bursts of creativity, sucking you into the universe that Differnet collapses during the 8 songs on the album. Dramatic music that goes straight to the heart and mind. "Patterns of parkland", "Caring arms", "Electricity (Is Not What It Used To Be)" - obvious rewarding songs.
Convextion - Consumer identity [AW-Recordings, 2007] (buy)
Name of the EP is Romantic Interface. This is from the man behind the alias E.R.P. A glimmering, sideways approach differentiates this from the usual techno sound. This track is leftside stuff, ambientish (think SAW) in flavour and the closer of the EP. The Romantic Interface comes with in total four tracks.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Anyone have any thoughts on this subject? alot of people think it was the bigger clubs on the island complaining maybe giving back handers here & there ? It was all very suspect if you ask me, lets hope Amnesia & Bora Bora come back soon. In the meantime Let the crazyness continue!
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I try to stay clear of re-posting stuff that I've seen and heard on other blogs that I like, just to separate RC from the masses. But now and then a track or two comes along that just is worthy of more attention....
Boeoes Kaelstigen - Calea
Up and commers swedish producers and friends Tor Rauden Källstigen and Leo Nathorst-Böös creates dance and ear friendly techno under the name Boeoes Kaelstigen. Thanks to 24-hours for hooking us all up with this smash hit! Pounding, driving and jagged. Check their myspace.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Joel Mull - Begun The End Has (Original mix) [Railyard, 2007]
Stockholm producer Joel Mull with a piece of melodic minimal techno. Perfect in the beginning or the very end of a set I reckon. Lush as can be. Listen and enjoy this wonderful tune.
With JBH back in the game here at the RC headquarters I can assure you tons of upcoming treats.
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Monday, June 18, 2007
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Sunday, June 17, 2007
The Green Men - The Fog (Original mix) [Moodmusic, 2007]
Deep house serving from The Green Men. This track is accompanied by two remixes, none of them quite up to snuff like the original mix. Fonkey and easy listening, catchy summer disco. Have a Long Island Ice Tea to this nonstop beach experience.
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Saturday, June 16, 2007
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Friday, June 15, 2007
Finally the weekend is here! Time to party and have fun. Stay healthy!
B12 - Slope [B12, 2007]
New Ep from veteran B12. Slope, the title track, is bouncy and quirky dance material. Climbing up and up.
Yesterday I saw Medvind vs Åbäke play live. They were really good, mixing electro and post-rock into a beautiful soup. Sometimes dabbling in hiphop beats with plenty of samples. Worked out brilliant.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Right, let's get back to the regular programme. Tonight our special course is electro.
Silicon Scally - Population III [Satamile, 2007] (buy)
February album of Scally. Robotnik mechano soundtrack for the mad scientists, this doesn't sound like anything I've heard before. Power up your jetpack, ready your plasma rifle and brace yourself to dive into the body jacking world that is Bioroid. Plentyful of rude sounds for your guts and brain. Carl Finlow has been a musician dear to me ever since Electrocide. I know I'm a couple of months behind on this one, but for those of you who, like me, have missed this - check, check (and buy, buy of course).
Sneak Thief - Robinsons funk [Klakson, 2007] (buy)
Smooth stuff.. making your head nod. Catchy, making your legs and feet get disco fever and funk spasms. From the "G-string orchestra" EP.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Time to step out of the minimal/house/techno/electro box and into the dark experimental sphere.
Terminal Sound System - Ghost summer [Extreme, 2007]
Terminal Sound System's latest album "Compressor" sounds like a less complex, more straight forward version of Squarepusher's "Ultra visitor". From the gnarly opener, 'Gridlock' to the harsh and high contrast '722' - this is neo-dubstep-idm! The last track 'Decompensating' could be described as Autechre meeting Vex'd.
Von Südenfed - Flooded [Domino, 2007]
Vocalist from The Falls + Mouse on Mars = ? Madness perhaps, hehe. A full lenghter with everything from more or less straight forward rock songs ('The rhinohead'), to chaotic and messy soundwalls. Then we have this thing, 'Flooded', which is like LCD soundsystem but not as indifferent.
Last Step - Your Carrot Soup [Planet Mu, 2007]
First album from Aaron Funk under his Last Step guise. Analogue acid constructions, up tempo and occasionally some sugary little melodies. Accompanied with smashing drum patterns, Last Step does heavy damage. I Approve of this self titled album! "Breakers know", "Lives with angels" and "Color TV" are also 5-star songs.
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Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Sorry for a bit of a late sunday post. Been chilling out in the sun at the coast. Even having a swim in the sea (cold).
Nukubus - Europa (Aux 88 detroit remix) [SD, 2007] (buy)
Excellent remix by my Aux 88 heroes. Snappy track that doesn't lose focus. Here's a long, nice snippet for ya to preview.
The Youngsters - The Third Knife [20:20 Vision, 2007]
Slow moving tech-house from this sparkling duo. Impressive work on one of the most respected house imprints of the UK.
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Murs & Slug - The two [Access hip hop / Rhymesayers, 2002]
Two gigantic emcees collaborates. The album "Felt" is, as could be expected, a heavy hitter. My favorite track from that release is this one by far. Pretty obstinate rhythm for a hiphop track, but works really well with Slug's and Murs' rhyming. Thought it was time for a bit of hiphop again.
Miskate - Afterblaster [Microcosm, 2007]
From Pittsburgh but now a Philly resident, Kate Iwanowicz makes girly house. Haha, no, I'm just kidding. It's damn hot and solid minimal techno, with a deep touch. "Afterblaster", the title track, kicks of the release with an answering machine recording of some dude. Of course it's tweaked and processed and as the beat bites and claws along, the result forms...as a surreal and druggy experience. Waking up at 11 in the morning in some big city, still feeling very weird, it's hot outside. Your memory all blurred. Did you have the oddest dream or was that fragments from last night?
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Friday, June 08, 2007
DJ T - Jam Pot [Get physical, 2007]
Get physical boss Dj T, here with the B side of "The Dawn". Not extremely exciting, but a decent track that surely will appeal to many with its playful structure and T blessed sound.
Mr 76ix - Romanticism [Skam, 2007]
Legendary, avant electronic music specialist, label Skam - one of the finest (and oldest?) in the field. Sir 76ix goes all haywire on us with his album "3 (minority of 1)". From dark and dirty, all the way to this track and "games people play" that are reminiscent of late nineties IDM a la toytronic. Don't misunderstand me, it's pretty fresh sounding.
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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Patrick Chardronnet - Eve by day (Fairmont mix) [Connaisseur, 2005]
Eve by day shook me when I first heard it. And it was posted here on the blog, in RC's early days. Not long after the original was out, the remix twelve showed up with Ripperton and Fairmont representing. Good times.
Secede - Vega Libre: The Citadel [Sending Orbs, 2007]
Secede masters different styles without breaking a sweat. I've always had a soft spot for his beat filled, uptempo works though. Vega Libre offers me this plus some of his ambient, misty creations. The Citadel is crunchy drums covered in layers of recordings, blips and twisting melodies.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
- Depeche Mode - Photographic (Rex The Dog Dubbmix)
- Ulrich Schnauss - Quicksand memory
- Dole & Kom - What you want
- Dole & Kom - Fit for fun
- Popnoname - White album
- Dusty Kid
- Cagedbaby - Hello There (Radioslave Remix)
- Rekleiner - The state of things
- Redshape - Steam
- Paprika (movie)
- Williams - The shivering (Pitch & Hold In Camera Remix)
- Doch doch Remixes
- Pitch & Hold
- Andreas Tilliander - Bonnarock
- Secede - Vega Libre EP
- Zoo Brazil - Save [Pickadoll, 2007]
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Went to space opening on sunday was off the scale at least 10, 000 ravers all having it large highlights were carl cox , steve lawler and dubfire diggers played a ok set but it was quite bland not enough peaks , after the carnage that was space we decamped to dc10 for the circoloco opening party it has to be one of the craziest partys i have ever been to AWESOME highlights include unknown djs in the dark room playing deep clicky techno josh wink on the terrace who BLEW THE SOUND the terrace had no sound for going on 25 mins but the main highlight for me was luciano on the terrace awesome set the club must have had a t least 3000 plus sweaty ravers all having it large inside and out to say it only OFFICALLY holds 600 you can imagine how messy it was dancing next to a bloke dressed as superman or a man in a thick wooly coat in 30 degrees plus heat mental having a night off tonight as its tidy and i like to keep it messy peace !
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 22:18
Fairmont - Hotel Deauville [Playmade, 2006]
Fairmont is for those not in the know: Jacob - Jake - Fairley. Techno producer out of Toronto, Canada. Fairmont is his output ID for less dancefloor oriented stuff. This is from his adorable EP with the same name. Recently he had a track on BPitch's "Compilation camping vol 3" called Pavilion which instantly melted my heart, so check that one out too.
Dave Fischoff - Last room [Secretly Canadian, 2006]
Indietronica in every sense of the word. Here is but one of the many moving sounds off of one man show Fischoff's second album "The Crawl". Symphonic pop clashes with rough beats (borderline hippetyhoppy sometimes) and electronic twiddlings. Rather intricate constructed pieces not too far away from Mr Patrick Wolf.
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