Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NB! chart - May

Finally I've managed to draw a line and select some tracks which I enjoyed the last month.

> Extrawelt - Drehfehler [Kompass]

There are two trax out on a brand new Kompass Musik imprint from Hamburg. Both are brilliant, might be even better than their famous release on the Border Community. I'm sure that we will get some more goodies from these guys.

> The Knife - We share our mother's health (Trentemoller rmx)

The Knife is still rocking, and this rmx delivevered by A.Trentemoller is probably the best of the remixes so far. His recent Nam Nam ep on Poker Flat is a solid record too, not outstanding though.

> Remute - Please say something [Ladomat 2000]

Funky and catchy as hell. I was impressed by his live gig, which I saw in Hamburg a couple of weeks ago.

> Ellen Allien & Apparat - Way out (Robag Wruhme rmx) [Bpitch Control]

It's got the typical Whrume's qualities, but this time he's gone even a step further. It's not minimal, it's not IDM, it's just something wierd. I like it.

> Losoul - Cut so sweet [Playhouse]

The first time I checked this one at a record store, and it seemed OK, but it didn't really impressed me. However, after some more listenings I'm pretty hooked on its simple, darkish melody.

> Rekid - Lost Star 6 [Soul Jazz]

His Made in Menorca LP is an instant classic. Steady electric bleeps married with dark dub atmospheres. Phat and wickid!

> Dan Berkson & James What - The Dig [Poker Flat]

A great tech-house release.

> [T]ekel - Smet [Initial Cuts]

Have the [T]ekel guys become milder (following some other producers, e.g. Eulberg)? At least this track and their recent remix of Metope are calmer, more detailed than their classic banging, metallic tech-house stuff. On the other hand, it does not mean that quality is worse, no, not at all - a cool melody and very nice, smooth work with sampling.

> Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Persönliche Glücksmelodie (Dominik Eulberg Remix) [Karmarouge]

The original was a seminal hit as you may kow, but for those who prefer more "micro" sound, here comes a quality rework by D.Eulberg. He is teasing with the original melody, adding some more fire in the ending part. Cool! Be sure to check also his remix of Pier Bucci's L'Nuit, which is out on Crosstown Rebels, and Ananada's (co-work with Cio D'or) on Treibstoff. All of them are remarkable records.

> Phillips Sharon - Want 2/Need 2 (Switch rmx) [Gut]

You remember Trentemoller's remix of this song? Switch's rmx is good as well - it has references both to the traditional house music and to the more twisted cut-up style.

p.s. Hot Chip is not strictly electronic and underground, but their new album is brilliant. Over and Over is do damn catchy!

p.s.s. Check also A.Kubikov's aka SCSI-9 album on Kompakt. It is very melodic - you like it or hate it. (I find it pretty good.)

p.s.s.s. Carl Craig's rmx of Revelee is finally officially out on DFA. If you still haven't heard it - do not hesitate any longer!

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