29 October 2008
The story behind Marc Houle's Sixty-Four is pretty interesting. The project represents an exciting phase in Marc Houles production cycle with most of the year having been spent testing ideas for his album. As a result, the twelve tracks were only ever meant to represent work in progress, functioning primarily as DJ tools for Magda, Troy Pierce and Richie Hawtin over the summer with Marc also performing them live on the road. However, because of their ‘in-between’ nature, their inherent quirkiness and route one approach the crowds have really taken to them and other DJs have been desperate to get their hands on them. Throughout August he released 3 of these tracks each week, and now they are all available together in a double CD released by M_nus. The result is a collection of 12 unique sounding tracks all with the same basic idea, to work a crowd. Order the double CD HERE.
Tim Paris conjures up a 10 minute sonic headtrip with this track released on Tiefschwarz's Souvenir label. It starts simply with a bass guitar and gradually expands and expands into a cacophony of bleeps and whirrs, an understated dance piece. Taken from the Likely EP.
Also a note to check out Versatile Records blog, there's some really ace mixes on there and some obscure old gemp3's. Plus they have plenty of good stuff due to be released sooon. Great label.