Thursday, July 05, 2007

Chart: May/June

> Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Grillen Im Park [Ostwind]

A sweet melancholic piece, the mood is reminiscent of Porcupine, no traces of latino though. The beat rocks.

> Tolga Fidan – Venice [Vakant]

A subtle track, yet it's percussive and building tension. It sounds like a stripped down version of Gerber's Thousand Nights.

> Jeff Samuel – Fire [Poker Flat]

Also includes a nice remix by my hero Claude VonStroke, but, although both are phat and phunky, I have to admit that the original is the winner this time.

> Booka Shade – Karma Car [Get Physical]

Well, nevertheless I'm sort of tired of Get Physical productions, let's face it – Booka Shade are great producers, and this new Tickle/Karma Car release is simply damn good.

> Simon Baker – The Fly [Connaisseur Supérieur]

A groovy dancefloor orientated track with wicked drums. There is a deeper version by My My of the flipside.

> Cobblestone Jazz – Put The Line in Da Coconut [Wagon Repair]

Probably the best C.Jazz's track so far – this truly cool and groovy track is somewhat less psychedelic and trippy than their regular stuff. Check also their remix of the legendary Cybotron's track Clear which is out on Juno.

> Argenis Brito – Espejismo [Cadenza]

So far my favourite track from his Micro Mundo LP. It's a kind of jazz influenced micro-house with an oriental feel.

> Plasmik – DJ Banana (Antilope rmx) [Opossum]

This rmx by Marcel Jochmann – the owner of Opossum records – is the best track from the label's mini-compilation Kalte Fuesse 2. Generally, Opossum is one of the most interesting labels around.

> Ricardo Villalobos – No 1 Encuentro Latinoamericano de la Soledad

Honestly, I'm not sure that making 20 mins and something long tracks has a real justification and that the whole idea couldn't be squeezed and expressed in a more dynamic way, however Villalobos proves again that he is a master of sampling and innovative grooves.

> Matthew Dear – Deserter [Ghostly International]

A beautiful track with vocal, might be good for afterhours or just listening.

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