25 October 2009

pic: Taizo Yamamoto

Break SL - Trombone (buy)

Deep Detroit influenced techno from young German producer Break SL, taken from his City Wasteland album Trombone is a dark affair with it's droney intro offset with some wonderful string arpeggios and tribal twinkles.

San Proper - Keep It Raw (buy)

Sure to be eclipsed over time by Perlon's next release, Shackleton's Three EP's, Dutch producer San Proper nonetheless shows us where it's at with his debut for the German label. House music at its primal finest!

Juju & Jordash - African Flower (A Tribute To The Duke) (buy)

A masterpiece of wrong funked and technicoloured deep house. Something really quite special from Juju & Jordash.

Tom Trago - Brothers Of String (Yuro Trago Remix) (buy)

Taken from the Tom Trago - Voyage Direct remixes, this one by Yuro Trago is the winner for me, although they are all super.

21 October 2009

Pic: Forests Of Azure

Ryan Davis - Spicyal Sound

It's well documented around here my love for Ryan Davis' productions. This progressive tech house gem of his has just been featured on Ivan Smagghe's compilation for Live At Robert Johnson, following in the footsteps of Chloe and Prins Thomas... all essential of course. Sticking with the Live At Robert Johnson label is this taken from a 12" earlier on in the year by Plein Soleil.

Plein Soleil - Casus Belli (buy)

I think i've posted something by Bernard Szajner previously and his work in the duo Proroky, this track is from his (Hypothetical) Prophets project, pure cold wave.

The (Hypothetical) Prophets - Person To Person

And finally some no wave indie stuff, these guys are totally my favourites at the moment, cannot get enough of their Everything Went Wrong lp. Meth Teeth.

Meth Teeth - A Thousand Regrets

14 October 2009

Pic: Steven Burke

Some deep housey tracks. All exceedingly good.

Ibex - 360 (buy)

Grackle - Desert Acid (Musicargo Version)

Classic Flowers - Aclaime

Jacob Korn - Selene

Rene Breitbarth - Circle Circus

12 October 2009

pic: Sci-Fi-O-Rama

Unknown Artist - Geheimtipp 1 (Side B) (buy)

Super limited vinyl only release from earlier this year on the mysterious Geheimtipp label. Feels kinda cliche already using the whole nameless approach, but when the music is as good as this it really doesn't matter one bit. Amazing.

5 October 2009

Dompteur Mooner - Le Coq Rouge (buy)

Dompteur Mooner - Sister James (buy)

Music For Espionage is an essential 12" from Dompteur Mooner, described as dark and sinister avantgarde electro - disco edits. I really am in love with this release. Le Coq Rouge features a sample as heard in Riley Reinhold & Steve Barnes' brilliant track Odyssey and then Sister James is a really dark, droning edit of a Sonic Youth track. Other edits on the release include Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall and a sublime rework of Franz Ferdinand's Michael, really essential listening. Dompteur Mooner was also responsible for this.

1 October 2009

DVS1 - Running (buy)

Signed to Ben Klock's Klockworks imprint is DVS1 and his superb 12". Stripped down techno at it's uncompromising finest.

Levon Vincent - Late Night Jam (buy)

You know you can always trust Ostgut Ton's output, even more so when it's Levon Vincent producing. Certainly one of the tracks of the year that really sums up for me the direction the forward thinkers in techno have been heading. Epic.

A Made Up Sound - On & On (buy)

Probably better known as dubstep producer 2562, Dave Huisman assumes the name A Made Up Sound for a sublime release as part of Clone's Basement Series. So so good.

The Flirts - Calling All Boys (Rahaan Edit) (buy)

More Stilove4music edits for you. DJ Rahaan this time taking on The Flirts 1982 hit Calling All Boys. Super loopy dancefloor prepped edit.