Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Bit of This, A Bit of That

Bit of a mixed bag today but we kick things off by heading straight for the jugular with a slab of relentless dancefloor dirt perfectly primed for darkened warehouse spaces. Having missed out on the first Stroboscopic Artifacts release, numbers two and three have definitely aroused my interest. The vinyl versions are limited to a pair of two tough dancefloor numbers but the digital releases also incorporate a pair of stripped down tools for the adventurous DJ to play around with. Xhin's Fixing The Error / Link came out back in November with Lucy and Ercolino's Gmork dropping a couple of weeks back. You can pick up the full Stroboscopic Artefacts catalog at Juno / Juno Download and I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for future releases too.

Xhin - Link // Stroboscopic Artefacts
Lucy & Ercolino - So The Nothing Grows Stronger (Dadub Tool) // Stroboscopic Artefacts

Following that fairly brutal assault from Xhin, it's time for something a little lighter. Harald Bjork is another name I've not heard of before but this is of little consequence though as the glitched up grooves and simple melodies of his Kranglan EP fit nicely into a small section of my record collection and work well for breaking up the more stripped back and dubby sounds I usually favour.

Harald Bjork - Skvaltan // Kranglan Broadcast buy

The Kranglan EP reminds me quite a bit of Border Community's output which is handy as they're the next camp to feature today. Luke Abbott's Whitebox Stereo came out at the back end of last year and, on the opening track in particular, harks back to the label's defining moment, The Sky Was Pink. The rest of the release is more varied and takes Luke's sounds in a variety of different directions including the deep electronica of Pavillion and the melodic experimentation of Musicbox Two. You can pick up a copy here.

The final track for today comes from a compilation put together for this year's Club Transmediale festival in Berlin. While I don't really know much about the festival, I can only assume that it features a fairly wide range of artists and styles as the compilation is pretty varied. While not everything on the compilation is my cup of tea there's some great tracks on there including cuts from Mount Kimbie & Scuba (albeit that these have featured on this blog previously) as well as this rather interesting little string piece from someone who's name I have absolutely no idea how to pronounce.

Hildur Gudnadottir - Erupting Light

However, the best thing about this compilation is surely that if you head on over to the nice folks at Zero " they are currently giving it away for free - be quick though as this is only until Feb 7th.

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nice blog! i am LOVING 'fixing the error'/'link', especially 'fixing the error' ... nicely relentless.
Hey check out this good music
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