Friday, December 31, 2010

Choices - December 2010

Artist - Title (label)
Franklin De Costa - Fragile EP (Curle)
Four amazing tracks of deepness by Franklin. All good if you like it down deep and underground.

Stephen Day - Future Echoes (Acilectro Blue)
Two tunes here with Be Somebody sampling the mid nineties hit Everybody Be Somebody by Ruffneck. Interesting also the deep Underwater which goes on recent new Detroit deepness style.

var art - My Dubtechno Vol.1 (Push Communications)
15 tracks of high quality by the likes of Trentemoller, Donnacha Castello, Lopazz, Adultnapper, Chymera, and Kasper Bjorke to name the famous artists. Stand out track is Past Present by Langenberg.

Kayla Amelia - Angels Calling (Bombay)
Defintly the soulful tune of the last few months. The singing and production of the original mix are top notch here. Also remix by Miguel Graca and Osaze Awaaz, but still not to the level of the original.

Schwanbeck - Decend (sixonesix)
Five tunes of pure deepness and on a Detroit tip. I like them all but for a review here we go. Broadcast is pure Afro minimalism. Decend is just deep and down. In Deep Sh is just atmosphere which turn around and make you loose into space with the grooves keeping you in touch with the gravity. Null is pure reggae dub, pity its just over two minutes long. Played Out is pure mechanical grooves building up and making you fly. Tune!

Count Jackula - Club Medits (Discotexas)
If you like to keep it under 120 this is surely heaven for you. Three tracks here from the very summering Africa, Slowburner, and Not So Slowburner. All on a new funk Balearic sounds. There is also two additional remixes of Africa by Golden Bug and Photonz. Both good but I prefer the deeper and darker atmosphere of Photonz.

Moshi Moshi - Karuzell EP (resopal schallware)Four tracks of very deep inspiration. Mary Mary and Daphu are on a Afro tribal tip, So High is just pure deepness, and Karuzell experiments with the moods and ambient for over half of its length before finally coming to life.

Tiga - Love Don't Dance Here Anymore (Different)
Carl Craig makes a remix of Tiga and goes to his recent hard sound. Here is also an instrumental of the original which puts its new wave disco origins. Nice trip.

Claude Du Pont - The Early Days (LeFreq)
Lefreq the label of Jordan Fields continues to make very interesting disco remixes reedits and reworks. Here Du Pont remixes Loose Control. His version is actually a nice build up featuring a lot of the 2000 disco house element. Good to have are also the beats of Loose Control. Other tunes which stand out in this LP ten tracker which has three versions of Loose Control are Chicago The Windy City, and Its My House.

Purple Music - The Master Collection Vol.7 (Clubstar)
Another collection from Clubstar dedicated to this label. Here delivering some more soul with pump and obscure tunes. Some intersting cover versions of some disco classics.

Purple Music - The Master Collection Compiled by Jamie Lewis (Clubstar)
A collection of twenty tracks collected by Purple Music boss Jamie Lewis. On a soulful tip.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

DJ Set - Mix for Owen Jay BattiBatti show on December 2010

An honour for me tonight to be guest mixer on Owen Jays BattiBatti Radio show from 1900 till 2100 CET time. The show is hosted by friend DJ Owen Jay, and has so far featured a couple super guest stars appearances by Demarkus Lewis, Kai Alce, Hakim Murphy, Matt Pond, Dan Mela, and David Dee. To name a few names.
Thank you Owen Jay and the BattiBatti crew for putting Malta on the underground house map in the last years.
Playlist for BattiBatti Show Mix December 2010
Musumeci – Computer Program Reality “reprise” (Musumeci) V
Trickski – Pill Collins (suol) V
Sascha Dive – Black Man (Deep Vibes) V
T.Orlando – Enchante (flavorite) T
Moshi Moshi – Mary Mary (resopal shallware) T
Arno E.Matheiu – Astral Caravan “In His True Mental Cut Version” (clima) T
Bittersuite – Orbit (battibatti) T
Marlow – Put Off Feat. ComixXx & Knixx (room with a view) V
KS – Odin (theomatic) T
Bozzwell – Fiona’s Song (firm) V
Schwanbeck - Broadcast (sixonesix) T
Cassio Ware – Paradise (playhouse) V
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana - Memories of you ep. (Underground Quality UQ-036)

After very good and well received releases on his 2009 founded BattiBatti digital label as The Early Light EP here solo, Way of Life, and the down tempo 5 AM featured on the four tracker EP1, Owen Jay and Melchior Sultana follow all this with the vinyl released Memories of You EP. This four track extended player is released on Jus-Ed very highly regarded Underground Quality record label from New York, which with this release is now at catalogue number 36. All instrumental, Memories of You EP four tracks all have a time span between the six and seven minutes mark. The longest track is the seven seconds short to seven minutes Days Gone By. Owen and Melchior start the dances with the deep, romantic mellow pad driven but groovy title giving "Memories of You". The second track "Days Gone By" is a very Detroit groove European sounds influenced track which starts mellow gets to a hypnotic build up, goes down back to deep, and takes you back to hypnotism with a repetitive sample coming in, low and high. Track number three "Forever" has a very Latin live instrumental feel to it, with a lovely groove that is perfect for the lounge or set build up moments. The last track "Reach" has an uplifting tribal groove, but after a couple of minutes shows its deep nature of hypnotism which takes you in another dimension. Memories of You EP is only released on vinyl and Owen Jay should follow it with another second vinyl release on UQ scheduled for the coming Summer.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DJ Set - Mr.Liam Mix.1.2010

Playlist for Mix.1.2010
Nubian Mindz – Dreaming (Irma) V
Drop Out Orchestra - Drop Out Theme (drop out) T
Rah Band – Clouds Across The Moon "Martin Eyerer Jade Suaid eclectic Remix" (Great Stuff) V
Julio Bashmore – Batak Groove (soul motive) T
T Orlando – Pozitivenoizem (flavorite) T
The Glimmers – Beats in Space (gomma dance tracks) T
Munk – La Musica "original extended" (gomma) V
DOP – 3 SuitCases (circus company) V
Phonique – Perfect Stranger "Guti remix" (dessous) V
Fritz Zander – For Your Love (suol) V
Sascha Dive – Jus Groove (deep vibes) V
Solomun – Deep Circus (diynamic) T
Ralphi Rosario – U Used to Hold Me feat Xavier Gold (nrk) V
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