Thursday, September 07, 2006

NB! Chart - August

August have been a busy month (read: holidays) for me, and I haven't followed music news so much. Anyway, here come some remarkable tracks:

> Trentemoller - Take me into your skin

I remember how I bought his Rykketid ep in year 2004 actually not knowing the guy. Since that time his production skills have become even better, catapulting him to a superproducer's status. The track from his upcoming LP does not resemble his typical dancefloor hits, hence a nice surprise. It's a beautiful, mellow and melodic piece, although having that special compressed rhythm. I'm impatient to hear the whole album.

> Djuma Soundsystem - Les Djinns (Trentemoller rmx) [Get Physical]

Trentemoller again! Well, all three remixes are good (also by My My and Heads).

> Mike Monday - I dream of ducks

A track from his upcoming album. Very epic and melodic -- sometimes there is a need for tracks like this. Thanks Ohmygosh (the best techno blog IMO) for sharing this.

> Lindstrom - Contemporary fix (Serious Syntoms Remix) [Feedelity]

A fantastic track by the space disco hottest producer at the moment. Although it's a one-sided 12", certainly it's worth spendind some $ to get a copy.

> Paul Kalkbrenner - Queer Fellow (Ellen Allien & Apparat rmx) [Bpitch Control]

In brief: if you liked the Ellen's and Apparat's Orchestra of Bubbles album, you should appreciate this remix too. Sophisticated electro rhythmic patterns plus trancey melodies.

> Rekorder - Rekorder 6.1 [Rekorder]

Rekorder serie keeps its high standards. Sounds a bit like Ellen Allien or Anja Schneider, but who knows who's done this.

> Gabriel Ananda - Doppelwhipper [Platzhirsch]

This is not that fresh, but I still haven't given due respect to this amazing techno killer track.

> Contemporary Household - She said [Bomzh]

Another funny record from Tok Tok's label.

> Jona - Blizzard [Resopal Schallware]

His recent Tizia EP on Get Physical is OK, but I prefer his deeper and tougher Moontalka/Blizzard ep, which was released on May.

> Fedde Le Grande - Put your hands up for Detroit (Claude Vonstroke rmx) [C2]

A groovy, funky and a bit freaky remix from Vonstroke -- a guy behind the Dirtybird label from San Francisco -- that should work very well on a dancefloor.

Some other highlights: Kompakt Total 7, Holger Zilske Meets Dave DK - Rainshower EP [Playhouse], Heidi vs. Riton - Vejer EP [Get Physical].

The special one: Max Brannslokker - Loadbang EP [Nomor] - Max is a young and talanted producer from Latvia; it's the first release on Toys for Boys sublabel. Nice!

The new Trentemoller track can be found in some other blogs, but if you haven't heard it yet, you can do it here.

And the track by Jona:

Jona - Blizzard

p.s. Also LP's by My My and The Rapture are coming soon.


Cosmic Sandwich said...

Good post jona can do no wrong for me at the min i see your other post with his rmx of - BODY LANGUAGE - great track i think it has more to it than the original

neon b. said...

I've got the feeling that Jona apparently is one of those producers/multi-instrumentalists who master playing on keyboards, hence their records are full of harmonic melodies (sometimes I even wish his tracks were more minimal, but no doubt -- he's great).