Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Chart: July/August

August was (and still is) hot literally and in terms of great records and excellent parties at Space:Garage (see some photos). OK, some records that make my day:

> Samim - Heater [Get Physical]

Everybody's praising this funky tune, but I can't help myself resisting its appeal. One of the biggest summer hits for sure. It seems that Get Physical has partly regained its reputation for quality music (see also Paul Ritch's release). VonStroke's remix - as usual - ain't bad either.

> Anja Schneider - Loop de Mer / Belize [Mobilee]

The Mobilee's techno-diva Schneider has delivered two beautiful tracks. Both combine melodic summer-style qualities with subtle micro-detailed twists.

> Tricky Disco - Tricky Disco (Martin Brothers remix) [iO Music]

A groovy techno-funk remix from Martin Brothers, from Dirtybird camp. This is tricky!

> Paul Ritch - June/Messene [Get Physical]

French guy Paul Ritch now on Get Physical. However, I prefer Messene over the title track June. Even if the tracks don't seem anything special in the beginning they work nicely as the progression moves on.

> Mossa - Indulto EP [Milnor Modern]

As we know, Mossa is one of the funkiest French micro-house producers, and Milnor Modern - one of my favorite labels - also has kind of funky sound just more minimal. In the result we get probably the funkiest and bleepiest Milnor Modern record so far.

> Vincenzo & Joel Mull - Stockdown [Liebe Detail]

Lately the Swedish techno master J.Mull produces impressive stuff full of dark and atmospheric melodies and groovy bass lines. The latest one, co-produced with Vincenzo, is for lovers of deep soundscapes and massive bass. Check another side of the record, too, where Ed Davenport offers a classy hypnotic deep tech-house track with interesting drum pattern.

> Simian Mobile Disco - Believe (Switch remix) [Wichita]

Despite that I'm a bit tired of so called nu rave euphoria, I really fancy the Switch's remix - oh those heavenly strings!

> Chaim - Carolin [My Best Friend]

The title track is a solid and elegant piece of deep stringy tech-house. There's another good, somewhat techier track called Same Same.

> Alfredo Clonk - Back To Bombay [Heimatmelodie]

This EP contains 3 bleepy tracks with rather interesting production qualities. Check the B2 track, really freaky.

> Modeselektor - Let Your Love Grow [Bpitch Control]

The long-awaited Modeselektor's album Happy Birthday is quite diverse, having some really interesting tunes, but not necessarily designed for dancefloors though. Let Your Love Grow with vocals of Paul St.Hillaire (better known for his collaboration with Rhythm&Sound) is a lovely gem, which strange enough - to me sounds more like Massive Attack than Modeselektor. Whatever, the album contains some fresh ideas free from stylistic boundaries. You can read an interview with Modeselektor guys at Tape blog. Check also their new project with Apparat - Moderat.

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