Friday, August 04, 2006

Chart - July

> M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade - Body Language (Jona remix) [Get Physical]

Get Physical keeps its high standards -- some claimed it was the best record label in 2005, however, it has a handful of superb releases this year too, and is arguably the best label in 2006 so far, at least for me. This time Jona gets his hands (and tools) on the classic label's track, keeping its melody but twisting it into Get Physical's typical "new" sound (which is particularly shaped by Booka Shade, Electrochemie, Jona himself and the likes). Two other remixes are by superproducers Trentemoller and Matt Edwards/Radioslave.

> The Model - Are you always on my mind [Gigolo]

This one comes from Gigolo's Showcase vol.9, and it's produced by some Romanian guy (again! M.Popoviciu is from Romania too). His release Robotiko on Traum Schallplaten didn't impress me at all, but the new track is really nice electro cut.

> Cassius - Toop Toop (O.Koletzki remix) [Virgin]

This disco-electro-house tune is quite poppy, but it's sweet, craftly produced and have that summer feel. And for this reason I prefer Koletzki's rmx, not Mr.Oizo's.

> Robbie Williams - Rudebox (Soul Mekanik remix) [White label/Chrysalis]

Surprise! An incognito release from R.Williams that - thanks god! - contains only remixes. Actually Soul Mekanik guys deliver a tasty, funky and groovy rework.

> Aaron Hedges - Deutsch Lerner (My My remix) [District of Corruption]

Lee Jones and Nicolas Hoppner a.k.a. My My are one of my favourite projects for some while, and this remix is no exception.

> Petter - Some Polyphony [Border Community]

The 2nd Petter's release on BC is out. Nice, very nice!

> Junior Boys - The Equalizer (Morgan Geist remix) [?]

Well, I'm not a big fan of their original stuff, however, Morgan Geist has done a great job, and the result is simply fantastic - it's got that special high quality electro(nica)/IDM feel plus something reminiscent of 80's synth-pop.

> Pan-Pot - Black Lodge ep [Mobilee]

Regarding some more minimal action than trancey summer tunes, Pan-Pot's new ep on Mobilee is darkish, but very interesting. Both tracks are yummi. In fact, few days ago another Mobilee's release (by GummiHz) has come out, but I haven't still got my hands on it.

> Extrawelt - Titelheld [Cocoon]

Not outstanding, but OK.

> Chromatics - Glass Slipper [Troubleman Unlimited]

A dark nu-disco piece with a hooky melody.

Few other pieces: Larsson - Automat [Bpitch Control], Damon Jee & Olivier Giaccomoto - Jamon y queso (Martinez rmx) [Echocord], Epic Man & Plan B - Move is enough (well, this is more hip hop, but neatly produced. I don't know anything about them, actually thanks the Tape guys for publishing this on their blog, and I can just agree that this shall be a big hit soon.)

M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade - Body Language (Jona rmx)

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