‘People With Bullets EP’
Foliage Records

Gorgeous four tracker from Germany’s Foliage imprint breathes fresh impetus into the matter of deep. Title track People With Bullets features the emotive voice of Nombongo whose spoken message delivers thought provoking words over cool jazzy Rhodes inflections. Manuel Tur provides the remix with classic arpeggio’s creating an electrifying atmosphere against a backdrop of pumping afro-beats and mood enhancing keys. Next, The Guest explores more heavy bass with sumptuous pads repeating tastefully in the background, while a selection of impressive electronic sounds are realized in the fore. Final track, Dj’s For Free lifts the mood with splashing hi-hats, a funky b-line and happier feelings. 8


Evren Ulusoy
‘Les Grands Rythmes’
Green Mono Music Studio

One track, four versions. The Original mix blends a selection of undulating tech chords together with heavily treated voices and sounds creatively hypnotic and funky in equal measure. Music to possibly lose yourself in. Remixes begin with Sezer Uysal who picks up the tempo with fuzzy synths and an enticing euro bassline which you will want to replay immediately. Gai Barone then applies a techno equation to an awe-inspired production that plays with moods and its arrangement in epic fashion. Finally, Ed Lee returns to the deep with moody organ chords offset against a touch of boogie bass and more of those dark sounding voices to finish off this striking set. 8




‘Wish You Were Here’
Sonar Kollektiv

Wish You Were Here feels like Micatone are playing just for you in the comfort, or otherwise, of your very own front room. At least that’s how Lisa Bassenge & her band sound as the recorded live album reveals itself to be comfortably homely, yet soulfully organic, the more you play with it. All the cornerstones of music provide their influence here with the bluesy moments such as on the bittersweet Pearl Diving shining torch like, while other rhythms breathe breezily on the likes of Asian Man, and even achieve dizzying euro-Disco heights on Gun Dog. You know you’re in good company as typically guests also make appearances, notably from Air’s live drummer Earl Harvin and from Calexico/ Nada Surf trumpeter Martin Wenk. You could say this album has hidden depths if you like, but at the very least it has a timeless quality with its retro-sounding soul/ jazz etc and classically styled songs hitting all the right notes in all the right order. 8


Micatone – Step Into The Gallery by SonarKollektiv


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