Reviews: 173

Tim Green body language artworkBody Language Vol. 18 by Tim Green
Get Physical Music

You pretty much instantaneously realize that you are listening/ experiencing something quite special with Tim Green’s installment of the popular series. And what you won’t find are a lot of hackneyed cliques but can discover beautifully fused together music moving across many different platforms from teasing vocals such as the smouldering ‘Still There’ by Landslide to Greg Haines rush of emotion on ‘Habenero’ which completes. In-between the selections flick between the funky and tougher over the course of 72 minutes featuring tracks from, of course, Tim Green, Justin Jay & Chris Lorenzo plus James Holden amongst others, yet all making perfect sense of the sequence in the hands of this renowned artist.

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http://www.getphysicalmusic.com

artworks-000162377146-lkkab6-t500x500Corbi Feat. HYDE + SEEK
Cosmo
The Bricks

FINA Records A&R, and one quarter of the Melon Bomb crew, Corbi delivers his debut production for Anna Wall’s inaugural release for her brand new imprint: The Bricks. It’s an accomplished piece of music that is as much about emotion as it is about rhythm. Fuelled by a playful yet punchy Detroit styled bassline the sounds soon evolve via the addition of warm pads and also care off HYDE + SEEK’s lead singer, Binky who supplies a tender, yearning vocal. Only the one mix, but this says plenty into the bargain. ( Photo credit: Netti Hurley)

Release: June 24

http://www.thebricksthebricks.com
https://www.facebook.com/corbidj
https://www.facebook.com/annawallmusic
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SYST0096-6_Digi_CoverMarc Romboy
The Trigger
Systematic Recordings

The very moment the Acid House bassline hits you you’re hooked. Plain and simple. But then The Trigger is so much more than merely retrospective as Möggli’s playful, sassy vocals ignite something altogether more tantalising into the bargin. The bass is backed up by seductive hi-hats and abrasive, undulating stabs giving this an inviting yet nasty punch that begs to be played out extremely loud. Although, with the introduction of warmer pads adding subtlety to the production this is simply referred to as First Rate. The Tool version strips back the vocal and lets the music breathe with the addition of bubbling synths and yet more more cutting edge.

release: September 4

http://www.systematic-recordings.com/2011/index.html

 

6x6-CP038-Justin-Jay-JaguarV2Justin Jay
The Jaguar EP
Culprit

Excellent release from Culprit but then aren’t they almost all. Newcomer Justin Jay tears it up with The Jaguar’s infectious bass and crunchy drums combining in such an effortlessly funky way alongside the emotive guitar which lends it an uplifting Balearic twist. Coldwater, adds vocals to a similar formula to again sound and feel captivating, yet heavy-duty with enough scope to be played poolside or club. Final track, You & Me aims squarely for the latter with yet another big bassline over inventive drum programming, this time offset by unsettling vocals and hints of ambience floating around the arrangement. Class.

release: September 4

https://www.facebook.com/justinjayofficial

https://www.facebook.com/CulpritLA

 

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Road Less Travelled
Gomma

You’ve got to hand it to Gomma as they set themselves apart by releasing records such as this from Swedish duo Tiedye. It’s so instantly distinctive that you could be forgiven for thinking it was made decades back, ending up as some dusty Balearic classic pre Ecstasy. Road Less Travelled is the kind of excitable Rock n Soul music that you can’t fail to love – full of passion, electric piano and fired-up vocals. DJ Kaos & Sonns provide the first remix that instantly transforms it all into something completely different with punchy drum machines and electronic melodies supplying excellent feelings. The Still Going version opt for a more rave based option with fuzzy synths and pounding beats sounding just the ticket behind the vocal.

release: September 6

http://www.tiedyemusic.com

http://www.gomma.de/

 

stillJerome Derradji Presents
Kill Yourself Dancing – The Story Of Sunset Records Inc. Chicago 1985-89

Created in Chicago in 1985 Sunset Records was another component in the birth of what became labelled, House Music. Indeed in the opening title track from co founders Razz Feat. Matt Warren & Ralphi Rosario ‘Kill Yourself Dancing’ you can hear it all really: from those classic drum sounds to the basement heavy grooves that reference American Disco just as much as they do European New Wave/ Italian Disco. Released as a double LP and CD this again puts the history into perspective but not only that it contains so many energetic pieces of music that stand the test of time. Perhaps overshadowed by the cities Trax and DJ International Records as far as Europe was concerned, although perhaps now the balance will be readdressed. Listen below.

release: September 17

http://www.itstillmusic.com

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/jerome-derradji-kill-yourself-dancing-the-story/495729-01/

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