vrijdag 14 februari 2014

Solee - Jule

Friday's Classic # 013

Jule was the first track of Solee I discovered, thanks to Pig & Dan, who did the remix duty. Back then, I couldn't decide if I liked the original or the remix better. But fact is that 5 years later, I still like Solee's productions, so he deserves some attention here.

donderdag 13 februari 2014

Avus - Staring Into One Eye (Margot Remix)

Techno Thursday #010

[SHARMX01] Avus - Staring Into one Eye (Margot Remix)

Avus - Staring Into One Eye gets reworked by the Italian musical magicians duo, Margot. Margot shine a new light on the original by reshaping it in some sort of intergenerational party, with Rhodes jamming on top of a housey take of the original, resulting in a jazzy, yet head-bob-inducing vibe. 

woensdag 12 februari 2014

Dominik Eulberg - Diorama (2011)

Album of the Week #014

This is the best album of 2011, if you ask me. An album with a story, design end perfectly fitting music.
For "Diorama" Dominik Eulberg has selected in cooperation with Germanys nature magazine NABU the eleven greatest wonders of domestic nature. Because it is not only in exotic parts of the world that one can find incredible innovations of nature, they can also be found at your front door.Their existence is concealed for many of us and only by means of closer examination and an raised awareness for their secrets can we discover this world full of miracles.For this world of hidden wonders a graphic diorama was specially designed. Depicting a well known world full of unknown phenomena.For each wonder Dominik Eulberg has composed a piece of music, which reflects with sound and dynamic the accounted wonder.In addition he describes the eleven phenomena in a traditional way on the inside of the CD cover."Täuschungsblume" The opener of the album depicts an enigmatic musical anecdote.Time seems to stand still here. Slowly but with continuity the melodies descend, evolving in an never ending flow. "Echomaus" "Echomaus" reminds us of the greatest ambient moments by Aphex Twin. The track works through elegant creeping sounds, creating a fine balance and includes echo sounds and electronic sounding basslines that make the connection to the wonder as well as creating a epic track of great radiance. "Neunauge" The abrupt transition of the "Neunauge" (engl. lamprey) from a wormlike larva to a fish, is reflected here musically in a strong dynamic change, turning things upside down... making it two tracks in one. One could call it a musical version of the wonder itself. A risky and adventurous track that creates new space and clears the mind for the next track. "Teddy Tausendtop"The wonder of "Teddy Tausendtop", the clumsy water bear, is an tempting blueprint for Eulberg to pull all his tricks. He here composes brilliant beats and uses synths that create a timeless atmosphere as well as using others that make huge dynamic shifts evolving in a magic piece of music which is a wonder in itself. Without words a masterpiece! "Islandmuschel 400"Maybe the most intense track of the album, going deep under ones skin. A track that has the aura of an approaching gigantic iceberg from the perspective of a child. This track could be a massive tune on big festivals, a big time instrumental pop song. It is very personal and fuelled with fate. "3 Millionen Musketiere" This track is for all of us who experienced the genuine collective feeling at one of the raves in the early 90ies or at small parties in industrial sites when the first sunbeams made their way through the stained glass industry windows. This track is euphoric up to the limit: A break beat that incorporates the best moments of UK techno with bands such as: Enjoy or Bizarre Inc, but transfers it into the year 2011. This is a track that creates gooseflesh. "H2O" What would the world be without water? Every life starts with water and so Eulberg has written a track here that features the complexity as well as the beauty of this element. Eulberg has composed such an intricate track here... it goes beyond recognition. This track has a central position in his album. "Der Tanz Der Glühwürmchen" After "3 Millionen Musketiere" and "H2o" this track seems to have a recreational quality in the beginning but in the course of the track turns out to be really emotional. Picking up a feeling that New Wave or Indie Rock tunes hold, this track reveals the quality of the album altogether, the timeless quality of some of the trax. "Aeronaut" Starting deranged and giving no clue in which direction it might proceed, step by step he introduces lush melodies detached from all earthbound actions.All of this would not work if Eulberg had not programmed one of his best beats ever... a complex abstract beat that massages the synapses. "Wenn Es Perlen Regnet" "Wenn Es Perlen Regnet" is plea for the beauty of nature and the world of melodies, that few artist can translate into music. This track blends romance with techno reality. "Metamorphose" "Metamorphose" signifies what Eulberg has actually intended with his album and what has been responsible for the outcome of this album. A tongue in cheek title and music that shows great French movie soundtrack quality connected to Eulberg beats. The end of the CD but a track of timeless beauty.

Release Date: 9 may 2011

Rating: 5/5

zaterdag 8 februari 2014

Dj Tennis 3 Hours Set @ Output Brooklyn - New Years Eve - December 31 2013

Saturday's Set #013

Dj Tennis 3 Hours Set @ Output Brooklyn - New Years Eve - December 31 2013


[0.00] Active Child - Johnny Belinda (Matthew Dekay Remix?)
[0.01] Von Spar - HyBoLT (Barnt Remix)
[0.09] ?
[0.16] Run Stop Restore - Corporal
[0.21] Chymera - Aloof
[0.25] North Lake - Griswold
[0.32] Hunter/Game & Bajka - The Island (Baikal Remix)
[0.34] John Tejada - Mono On Mono
[0.38] Sami Koivikko - Pääjääsä
[0.43] ?
[0.50] Elekfantz - Diggin' On You (Gui Boratto DOC Mix)
[0.55] Akabu - Phuture Bound (Âme Mix)
[1.00] Dj Tennis - Self Portrait ?
[1.07] Greg Gow - The Bridge (Late Grand River Mix)
[1.13] Martin Buttrich - Monkey Troopers
[1.19] Ten Walls - Requiem
[1.25] Mind Against - Avalon
[1.31] Gabriel Ananda - Rims & Prophet
[1.35] Ten Walls - Walking With Elephants
[1.40] Pantha Du Prince - Asha
[1.44] Eduardo de la Calle - Quasi​-​calligraphic
[1.51] Principles Of Geometry & Sebastien Tellier - A Mountain For President (Joakim Remix)
[1.56] Mark Henning - Blackout
[2.01] Green Velvet + Riva Starr - Robots (Mind Against Remix)
[2.07] Joseph Capriati - Fratello
[2.12] Efdemin - America
[2.16] A. Balter - You're A Fish
[2.21] Rebolledo Feat. Superpitcher Guest Starring Miriam Torres - Meet Me At Topazdeluxe
[2.27] Mind Against - Several Times
[2.35] Thomas Schumacher - Rotor
[2.40] ?
[2.46] Caribou - Sun (Midland Edit)
[2.53] ?

vrijdag 7 februari 2014

Circulation - Turquoise

Friday's Classic # 012

The original track by the legendary Circulation gets an 2013 update by Israelian producer Guy J. But the original still sounds very nice in 2014.

donderdag 6 februari 2014

Wesley Matsell - Total Order of Being

Techno Thursday #010

44BC - A1 - Wesley Matsell - Total Order Of Being

Border Community's resident Welsh mystic Wesley Matsell - last seen around these parts back in 2008 with the hyper-arpeggiated triplets of the kraut-tinged 'Bernwerk' - follows on from his brief Swedish sojourn chez Studio Barnhus with an ebullient EP of early nineties referencing dance utopianism. 

Already given a thorough roadtest in the DJ sets of label helmsman James Holden, the staccato gasps of rave banger ‘Total Order of Being’ show no sign of diminishing in their melodious, propulsive appeal. 

Wesley Matsell's 'Total Order of Being EP' forms the final release in a collectable four part series of limited vinyl (500 copies), joining Avus' 'Poppy EP', Margot's 'France 2 EP' and Fairmont's 'Velora EP' as the final piece in the puzzle to reveal a bigger picture by up-and-coming UK designer and Border Community visual authority Jack Featherstone.

 44BC - A1 - Wesley Matsell - Total Order Of Being

woensdag 5 februari 2014

Mano Le Tough - Changing Days

Album of the Week #013

Over the past few years, Mano Le Tough has become one of the shooting stars of the international dance music scene. His impact has been so great that Kristian Beyer of Âme claimed recently in an interview that: "Thanks to Mano Le Tough, I have no fears for the future of house." And not just Beyer, the entire Innervisions gang including Âme and Dixon have become fervent supporters of Mano Le Tough's warm and melodic, yet driving sound. Niall Mannion as Mano is known to his parents, is originally from Greystones, a seaside village near Dublin, Ireland. After an eclectic musical youth and a move to Berlin, Mannion first popped up on the electronic music radar in 2009 with an ep on legendary disco Viking Prins Thomas' Internasjonal label. All of his great experiences as a musician and artist culminate now in Mano Le Tough's first long player "Changing Days" on Permanent Vacation. Fully aware that the album format is still the most important statement of a musician, Mano succeeds in this field with flying colors by not falling into the obvious traps of making a "dance" album with 10 songs that all seem to sound that same. Similar to his labelmate and buddy John Talabot, Mano manages to expand his stylistic palette to more than "just" dance or club music. Instead he creates his own distinct sound and musical vision with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric moods that should appeal to ravers and more pop trained ears alike.

Release Date: 22 february 2013

Rating: 3.5/5