House Mannequin – Can You Dig It ? (House Mannequin 1) – 7/10

Yes, I can on vastus. Järjekordne uus leibel, esimene väljaanne, infoks vaid tempel. “Can You Dig It?” täidab 45se kiirusega esimese poole, kandes endas disco ning easy listeningi hõngu, sisse on sämplitud jänkimaa trubaduuri (Burt Bacharach?) ning meeleolu viib mõtted Dallase ja Dünastia aegadesse.Teise poole “Space Police” on kuidagi väga tuttav – ah jaa, Black Devil teeb ju sarnast asja ning hulga kauem. Plagiaadikaebuseni päris ei lähe, disko jätkub. Viimane, “Good Caves” kannab arusaamatut pealkirja ning annab doosi eksootikat, kas võiks see olla bhangra cosmic või miski muu – igal juhul seda pidu peetakse Indias ning vürtsikalt.

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Roska – TWC EP (Roska Kicks & Snares 007) – 9/10

Roska has the debut album out on Rinse and for this special occasion a review from the archives of Masinamusa, from the fall 2009.In Finnish “roska” means “rubbish” but this first association is totally wrong in this respect. Because the release is pure gold. “Concrete Jungle” is a perfectly rolling production with a catchy rhythm and a perfect choice for an Indian Summer terrace party. Pure bliss goes on in the same vein with “Proverbs”. B-side tightens the grip, a female “ah-ah” vocal emerges and some funk and “Strings of Life” influences are thrown in. The last, “Without It (Bonus)” […]

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Unknown Artist – Shimmy Sham Sham (Shimmy Sham Sham 001) – 8/10

Who is the most prolific club artist? Who else than the “Unknown Artist” who is represented in the discogs.com zillion times, most of it nothing more than just plain boredom. By calling an artist “anonymous” some expect to lend a mysterious and alternative touch to the release but often it’s just a marketing trick. The artwork of such releases is quite basic – a paper sleeve, stamp on the label, etc. This 12-inch is exactly like this: anonymous (said to be produced by Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, unconfirmed). By hearsay from Berlin and the first release on a new […]

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Motor City Drum Ensemble – Sun Sequence / Feel The Love (Four Roses Recordings 004) – 9/10

MCDE on nagu peibutusalias, et Motor City saundi fännid märkaksid artisti mp3- või plaadikuhilas. Kraam on aga aus, liikudes malbe, kuid samas hüpnootilise deep house‘i radadel. “Sun Sequence’i” loop ketrab hoolega ning hoiab tempot. “Feel The Love” on lausa müstiliselt mõnus oma manipuleeritud vokaalsämplite ja diskreetsete rütmipassaažidega. Pealtnäha vaoshoitud tempos, kuid gruuvib hoolega ja tekitab sõltuvust. Väga tugev plaat ning 2008. aasta üks parimaid sakslaselt Danilo Plessow’lt.

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