Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Mad World of Maurice

A post of some tracks that redefine the word 'Wonky'. These tracks from Maurice Fulton maybe familiar to some, but will always make you go 'what the hell is that!' if heard out in a club or party.

They employ familiar drum patterns, but that is where any similarities end with regular house, Techno or electro tracks. The amount screechy noises employed plus wonky sub-bass may may you think that you were listening to some new Grime dubplate straight out of some Bow basement. Wiley, Jammer, Dizzie et al would lap this shit up.

Its very difficult to describe these tracks in normal terms but they all share one common thread and that is despite the random sqelches and wonky (keep using that word) sub-bass they are still very musical and each track gradually evolves into something which is familiar and comforting and not something weird and freakish, unlike some tracks which claim to be 'challenging' when in fact they are just unlistenable.

So give them a chance and they will gradually weave their magic upon you.

Syclops - The Fly

These two tunes have came out on Tirk records, recently formed out of the remnents of Nuphonic and now releasing some much more leftfield electronica, jaunty electro pop with New Young Pony Club and Krautrock inspired grooves from Fujiya & Miyagi (Definitley worth checking)

have a look at the website for more info

Syclops - Mom, The Video Broke

By these records from Juno

This is a remix of a tune out on New Religion records in 2004.
Critical Phase are made up of Dan Keeling and Kirk Degiorgio, a name familiar to anyone into techno. It was a split 12" with Freak Seven with art work from the legendary artist and producer Alan Oldham. Maurice Fulton provided the suitably strange remix, which may have inspired his production for the tracks above.

Freak Seven vs Critical Phase - The Voice of Phase (Maurice Fulton remix)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

We're Back

Technical Meltdown! Don't know what happened there, zshare is playing up.
Some files still remain. Will be getting better hosting soon. Lindstrom working again. But for how long? Get it before its too late.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Space is the Place.... Lindstrom exclusive

Having just got back from my lovely tour of Scotland, with a quick stop off at Optimo (been waiting for a long time for that one) here is the new and exclusive Lindstrom track I promised a couple of weeks back.

This was handed to me with strict instructions as to sharing because it is currently unknown whether it will get a full release, so if I have to take it down soon you'll know that it was too hot.

This track is very typical Lindstrom but still sounds different to his other releases and work with Prins Thomas. Its very UP, to say the least. Titled 'Breakfast In Heaven' it builds in to a crecendo of angelic preportions with a relentless synth riff that breaks down into an epic choir-like chant.

Lindstrom - Breakfast in Heaven

Buy Lindstrom records at Juno and Phonica

By hooking up with Prins Thomas the two producers have gained a top reputation as defining the new 'Space Disco' sound by taking the standard electro house blueprint and merging it with the organic disco sound. They are also in big demand as the remixers du jour, giving everyone from Annie, Juan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem, Freeform Five and Alexander Robotnic a lick from the space disco stick!

Here is one of my Favourite remixes of their's, 'Disco Lunar Module' by Alden Tyrell
Hailing from the Netherlands Alden Tyrell (Real Name M. Hoogendijk) is also a master of the new electro disco sound coming out of Europe. Closely involved with Clone Records
and also releasing tunes on Viewlexx check out the Cybernetic Broadcasting System for Internet radio with a difference. Electro, Italo, Techno and a bit of 80's cheese played 24/7.

Alden Tyrell - Disco Lunar Module (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Mix)

Buy Alden Tyrell at Juno and

And here's a final bonus, the Intrumental version of 'Love Explosion' his first release on Viewlexx with a definitely more electro house sound. Enjoy.

Alden Tyrell - Love Explosion (Instrumental)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Viva Villalobos!

A special post today of Exclusive Ricardo Villalobos tunes! only a few people will have ever heard these before. If you are among them then you are privilaged indeed.

Ricardo Villalobos is the Chilean born producer of very minimal glich techno for various labels including Playhouse, Perlon, Cadenza, plus many more and produces under many aliases, of which you can find out more info here

These tunes are remixes/bootlegs that have never had a official release.

The first is from The Truffle Club. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, these guys are closely associated with Optimo and appear on releases by Stuff Records

The Truffle Club
give a reworking to 'Dexter' a Villalobos classic from the 'Alcachofa' album by adding extra drums which really lift the track and complement that classic bassline riff.

Next it's the turn of Smith N Hack who had a remix on the Alcachofa Remix album. According to my information this is an unreleased mix from the Playhouse Vaults (If this is wrong please let me know)

Villalobos - Dexter (The Truffle Club Drum-off)

Villalobos - Easy Lee (Smith N Hack Unreleased Mix Pt1)

Buy Ricardo Villalobos records from Phonica, Boomkat & Juno

Other bloggers, if you want to share these tracks please link to this page and not direct to the mp3 so I can get more readers! Thanks to Headphonesex for the link (even if the name was spelt wrong!)

I will be away for 10 days or so but will be back soon with an exclusive Lindstrom track (hopefully if I'm allowed) So stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Trance? NOT Trance...

I was digging through the crates, to find some classic tunes to post, when I rediscovered this lost gem. It's always nice to find old records that you had forgotten about and even better when they still sound amazing after over 10 years.

The tracks here are from a compilation of US based artists brought together under the moniker of Trance Atlantic (dodgy name once more) it was a follow-up to another comp released called Trance Europe Express (You can see where they are going with this) Back in 1995 when Trance was not a dirty word and bared more resemblence to Techno. The German Techno sound gradually evolved into Trance through Harthouse and EyeQ records coming out of Frankfurt.

Anyway, these tracks are no where near Trance, they are in fact Classic Detroit Techno, from the masters of the sound. Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Kenny Larkin and Aux 88. The latter being experts in Detroit Electro.

Yennek (Kenny Larkin) - Dancing Tides

As far as I know this was the only appearence of this track by Yennek, one of many of Kenny Larkin's Aliases.

Infiniti (Juan Atkins) - Martians at Work

A track with the classic Juan Atkins deep space sound. This later appeared on of the 'Infiniti Collection' released on Tresor.

Im.Mortal Music (Carl Craig) - Slam Dance

This track from Carl Craig has a Chicago House groove to it and is reminiscent of his work as Paperclip People. This was the only place that this track was ever released.

Aux 88 - Phantom Power

A break from the usual Aux 88 heavy electro sound, a bit of mellowness for a change.

Buy records from these artists here

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