Raoul K, hailing from Côte d’Ivoire and Hamburg, presents a new gem of his (sub-)label. While Baobab’s first, “Le Cercle Peul” from 2008, was a smooth and unpretentious tribal house then especially the A-side of current outing is a fierce voodoo. More industrial than house, reminding of Jamal Moss’s rougher
SITS 002 is an extraordinary release. It’s the first Mills production in ten years that lands in my collection (the previous one was “Metropolis”), although his early catalogs of Axis, Purpose Maker and Tresor are well represented in the shelf. “The Purpose Maker EP” and “Waveform Transmissions Vol. 1” still
In Detroit’s newer deep house scene, Marcellus Malik Pittman is one the great names, along with Kenny Dixon Jr, Rick Wilhite and Theo Parrish – you certainly know the score. However, the title track of Pittman’s “Erase The Pain” left me a bit puzzled: The further it goes, the more annoying
The snowbanks outside provide inspiration to compare this release with an avalanche. It’s as powerful and overwhelming but, unlike the unharnessed power of the nature, this experience is taking you over in slower motion – till you find yourself buried under it.The first, title track, has mechanic beats as well
Drums in excess in the first release of Diskant, a label based in Düsseldorf, the birthplace of Kraftwerk. “Inside Palace” promises musique concrete and abstract noise but then percussion picks up, complemented by bubbling rhythms and subtle strings. Dervishes are spinning, directed by one million sound layers, and signs of
Stephan Laubner from Germany opens the record with a nicely ticking and smoothly grooving but somewhat unoriginal track, raising fears that he, too, suffers from complications of the minimal virus. Despite of a sci-fi-sounding title, “Space Warriors” is the most laid-back cut of the EP but because of its length
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,
Psycho Thrill shows signs of life. A Cologne label that has been in business for a decade and attracted several great players from Detroit, for example Thomas Barnett and Optic Nerve. A new signing is Manager 111, or German Andreas Gehm, who has produced a remarkable record to remember from 2008.