April 30, 2008

Heat Index: January-April 2008

With a third of the year down, Michael F. Gill lists and rates his favorite and not-so-favorite releases of 2008.


March 31, 2008

March 2008 Charts

Disco Disco

Risqué – Starlight (12″ Version) [Polydor]
Louise Murray – Did You Notice [Land of Hits]
Switch – I Call Your Name [Motown]
China Burton – You Don’t Care About Our Love [Logo]
TS Monk – Candidate For Love [Mirage] [alt link]

Italo Land

Frank Tavaglione – Tumidanda [Market Records]
Nico Band – Let It Show [Out]
Stereo – No More [CBS Disques]
Kym – Give Me The Dance (Dance Mix) [Award Records]

Cosmic Couriers

Pascal Comelade – Paralelo [Parasite]
Richard Gateaux – Dune (Phoreski’s Afro Rave Mix) [Fat Fuk Recordings]
Deux – Paris / Orly [Andre Records]
The Pinups – Call Me Babe [Polydor]
Lurifax – Afro Beach [Spacetalk]

Chillin’ Out

Jackhigh – Arachnid Eyes [Up My Alley]
Juju & Jordash – El Silencio Parte 1 [Deep Explorer]
Eric Kupper Presents K-Scope – Electrikiss [Night Grooves]

Rave It

Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove (Ashley Beedle Mix) [Southern Fried]
Legowelt – Are You Truly Debonaire? [Bunker]
Telespazio – Galileo (Rodion Remix) [Tiny Sticks]
The Kooky Scientist – Eustacianasia [Telepathic Recordings]
Lucio Aquilina – My Cube [Cocoon]

[Michael F. Gill]

February 27, 2008

Bits & Pieces: Jan/Feb 2008

Michael F. Gill runs through 20 choice tracks from the past couple months, with soundclips…


January 28, 2008

Beatzcast #63: Crambe Repetita


Todd Burns presents a mix of electronic music…


01: HOSH & Solomun – Milkyway [buy]
02: Armando – Don’t Take It (Thomos Edit) [buy]
03: Marc Romboy & Tyree Cooper – Lost [buy]
04: Prosumer and Murat Tepeli – Makes Me Wanna Dance [buy]
05: Jerome Sydenham and Tiger Stripes – Elevation (Radio Slave Mix) [buy]
06: Italoboyz – Zinga [buy]

January 21, 2008

Beatzcast #62: Crambe Repetita


Todd Burns presents a mix of electronic music…


01: Riley Reinhold – Sunset Sound [buy]
02: Guy Noir – Now You’re Gone [buy]
03: Reboot – Letters [buy]
04: Guido Schneider & Jens Bond – In Order To Dance [buy]
05: Boogie Drama – The Conspiracy [buy]
06: Invisible Conga People – Cable Dazed [buy]
07: Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Mix) [buy]
08: Starcluster feat. Marc Almond – Smoke and Mirrors [buy]
09: Pär Grindvik – Akustik [buy]

January 14, 2008

Beatzcast #61: Crambe Repetita


Todd Burns presents a mix of electronic music…


01: Toby Tobias – Breakdown [buy]
02: Mario Zar and Marco Berto – Infrared (Presslaboys Mix) [buy]
03: Prosumer – Brownstone (Mix 2) [buy]
04: Solomun – Beauty and the Beast [buy]
05: Claude Von Stroke and Justin Martin – Groundhog Day [buy]
06: Kelley Polar – Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City) [buy]

January 8, 2008

Dominique Leone – Dominique Leone EP

There’s a number of songs worth taking out for a night on the town but few are worth waking up to. “Clairevoyage” fits the bill – even with a subtitle of “A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung” and credits that include a dude who nicknames himself “Strangefruit.” The best part of “Clairevoyage” isn’t the indulgence you’d expect with a group who are ready and willing to invoke the geeky concept of mung. The best moments are the ones that lead up to the song’s chipmunks-on-whippets coughing finale – the calm start of a metronome, the “doo doo doooo’s” that wiggle around the clap of the bass drums.

“Clairevoyage” should be anything but restrained. There’s no doubt in my mind that the talent involved – Lindstrom, Mongolian Jet Set, Dominique Leone, and a healthy list of others – spent many hours/weeks/months filling every second of the song to the brim of detail. And when I say restraint, it stems from the fact that I can’t tell if the track layers itself silly or winds itself into the tightest coil possible. But here’s where it doesn’t matter: both are the best way to soundtrack my morning. It’s perfect for my eight minutes and running for the bus to work. Even the dancefloor euphoria of the end, “sometimes it pays to keep your eyes closed” is just as functional as an extended dancefloor jam as it is a waking lullaby to get on with each day.

Feedelity / feed 012
[Nate DeYoung]

A brief interview with Dominique Leone follows. (more…)

January 2, 2008

Beatzcast #60: Crambe Repetita


Todd Burns presents a three hour mega-mix of electronic music from 2007…


Still Going – Still Going Theme
Chymera – Shadowdancer
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Eskapade
Solumun and Stimming – Eiszauber
Petre Inspirescu – Galantar
Black Strobe – I’m a Man (Audion’s Donation Mix)
Roland Appel – Dark Soldier
Tiger Stripes – Survivor
Reshuffle – Hedonism
Stefan Goldmann – Lunatic Fringe
Fuckpony – Lady Judy
Philip Sherburne – Lumberjacking
Italoboyz – Viktor Casanova
Cortney Tidwell – Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson’s Objects in Space Remix)
Break SL – Flow
DJ Koze – Cicely
Shackleton – Blood on My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos’ Apocalypso Now Mix)
Kabale und Liebe – Mumbling Yeah
Marc Houle – Techno Vocals
Dusty Kid – Kore
The Martinez Brothers – My Rendition
Anja Schneider – Belize
Estroe – Driven
Radio Slave – Bell Clap Dance
Efdemin – Just a Track
2000 and One – Work (Late Nite NYC Edit)
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
Tiger Stripes – Hooked
Dominique Leone – Clairvoyage – A Medley by the 16th Rebels of Mung
Noze – Remember Love
HOSH – White Elephant
Pan-Pot – Crank
Burial – Raver
Pantha Du Prince – Saturn Strobe
Etienne Jaumet – Repeat Again After Me (Ame Remix)
Guy Gerber and Chaim – Saltamonte
Samim – Heater
Jan Driver – Kardamoon
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Sous L’Arbe
Kollektiv Trumstrasse – Tristesse
TBA – Slide in Strangers Night

December 21, 2007

Year End Thoughts: Nick Sylvester

Baby Oliver, New York City: Try To Keep Up

What was it, three years ago when the Times ran that article about all the city’s dance artists moving to Berlin, finding flats cheap and lots of space and copious psychedelics while ‘clashed-out New York caved in on its ashen self. Blue cabaret laws, parties fizzling by four, teeth ground down to pulp. “Everybody keeps on talking about it / Nobody’s getting it done” – remember that one? Took a three-year minute but the carp became a rallying cry. (more…)

December 21, 2007

Year End Thoughts: Todd Hutlock

It wasn’t a single record that broke me out of my 2007 dance music funk, but the entire year’s worth of material out of a new label bubbling up out of the mysterious Detroit/Chicago/Berlin axis…


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