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The famous Carl Craig does a slow bass driven remix of Hot Chip’s “One Life Stand.”

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Kompakt, the label for electronic big whigs like SuperMayer, SuperPitcher, and my personal favorite, Gui Boratto, has just released their 9th mix compilation titled Total 9. The tracks on this album seem to bit slower than some of their past compilations. Too slow for the big dance floors. Why expect that in the first place? Kompakt always give off a darker vibe than other popular labels. But, isn’t that what separates them from the more dance floor friendly labels, such as, Ed Banger and Kitsune. Whether  Kompakt is better than the other two? That depends on what you are judging them on. If it is by the quality of their most recent mix compilations, then, Kompakt is clearly the winner. So, if you’re looking for an album to chill out to, this is it. Everyone needs some good night music to crash to every now and then. Peace & Beats

For  a better review of the album check out RA’s HERE

TRACK LISTING:

01. Justus Koehncke – No Thanks For The Add 
02. DJ Koze – Zou Zou 
03. Superpitcher vs The Congosound – Say I’m Your Number One (Album Version Superpitcher Remix) 
04. Juergen Paape – Come Into My Life (Feat. Alison Degbe) 
05. Matias Aguayo – Minimal 
06. Supermayer – Hey Hotties! 
07. Joerg Burger – Modernism Begins At Home 
08. Superpitcher – Disko! (You Don’t Care) 
09. Partial Arts – Telescope (KOM CD 67 Version) 
10. Thomas Fehlmann – With Wings 
11. Burger & Voigt – Wand Aus Klang 
12. Dubshape – Droplets (Early Night Mix) 
13. Jonas Bering – Can’t Stop Loving You 
14. Robert Babicz – Don’t Look Back 
15. Nightguy – Pretty Face 
16. Gui Boratto – Anunciacion 
17. The Rice Twins – The Signifier 
18. Nicolas Stefan – Time Is Over 
19. Kaito – Everlasting Dub 
20. SCSI 9 – Another Day Acid 
21. Maxime Dangles – Tulipa 
22. Freiland – Geduld

 

Maxime Dangles – Tulipa [Kompakt] Zshare

Great song. I used to listen to it when his EP was released earlier this year. Along with his other song “Firewire.”

 RATING: 4 STARS

 

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (DJ Koze Remix) [Kompakt] Zshare

The DJ Koze version of “Minimal” isn’t on Kompakt’s Total 9 but it is a stellar remix and I could easily see it becoming huge on the Indie dancefloors across the globe. Check it out. If you don’t like it I will be amazed. The vocals are insanely catchy.

 RATING: 5 STARS

Carl Craig’s remix of Alter Ego’s “Gary” is one of those songs that I absolutely love and can’t get out of my head, but I think doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves. It is one of those songs that can be played by legendary DJs such as Carl Craig and John Digweed night after night, but never be posted on all the hipster blogs that now seem to focus solely on Electro music. Even if you don’t like truely ‘Techno’ music I think you need to give this song a listen. Remember to support your artists! Peace & Beats

ALTER EGO – GARY (C2 REMIX) [ZShare]


Were the 90’s really that long ago? Man it does seem like a long time ago when Prodigy put out The Fat of the Land. You know that album released 10 years ago with the tracks “Breathe,” “Firestarter,” and “Smack My Bitch Up.” Sadly those songs have turned into what I call sports techno, or songs that you are likely to hear over and over at a baseball or hockey game. Those songs are out of style just as bad as the haircut the main guy from the group had. Well today while listening to my ipod on shuffle “Out of Space” by the Prodigy came on and really hit the spot. It made me remember that Prodigy has more to offer than just music to play while the team is introduced. I think Amazon’s review describes the album fittingly as , ” an album even the technophobic couldn’t ignore, The Fat of the Land made Prodigy one of the first U.K. rave acts to infiltrate pop culture.” It then goes on to describe the controversy that surrounded “Smack My Bitch Up” that gave the album much of its attention. Geez how the world has changed then. Luckily Prodigy has other tracks, mainly from their other two albums, that us folks in the electronic community can remember than by. Some of my favorite tracks are “Out of Space,” “Girls,” “Everybody in the Right Place,” “One Love,” and the tribal vocal breakdown of “Narayan.”Most of their tracks have an older and harder rave feel to them, but whose to say we don’t crave that every now and then. Peace & Beats

= The Hair Cut

Haha and what is that haircut without an awesome sweater and dance moves to go with it.

I haven’t heard a good progressive house track in awhile. Well, since Pryda’s “Muryani.” That is why this EP was disappointing to me. I guess I had too high of hopes for Pryda (Eric Prydz & Cirez D). “Pjanoo” isn’t bad, but I don’t see myself playing it too often. Nothing too special about “F 12” either. They both sound like your standard progressive house. I suggest you save money, although I am sure die hard fans would tell you otherwise. Peace & Beats

Here on some tunes I found through the blogging community. Remember to support always support the artist by buying their merch and seeing them live. You know, what they actually want you to do. Also the RIAA is filled with douchebags ready to sue your ass for downloading online, so be careful where you download. Make sure you don’t do it on campus or they can get you. Don’t believe me? Check out this article from The Daily Wildcat. Apparently 14 students from my school are going to get prosecuted for downloading on campus! Absolutely absurd in my opionion. Peace & Beats

Sport “G” & Mastermind – Louder

This track has really grown on me. It has a fun 80’s hip-hop feel to it.
DL IT HERE (ysi)


The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
Imagine all the Girls, and the Boys, and the Drums…” on the dance floor moving to this fun little indie dance song.
DL IT HERE (Z Share)

Autokratz – It’s On (Fisher Preyes Remix)
Electro isn’t dead yet
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DJ Mehdi – Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit)
I know this track is kind of old, but it doesn’t mean its still not good.
DL IT HERE (Z Share)

So yesterday I did a post on who would be better to see at SXSW; MSTRKRFT of Digitalism? However, I was unable to post it on my wordpress site because I was having trouble with the videos. So CLICK HERE to go to my Blogger site to see the post and give your input. Peace & Beats

MSTRKRFT

VS
DIGITALISM

Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor

My Favorite track from the #1 blogged about artists

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Teenagers – Homecoming (Gentelmen Drive Rave Remix)
Smooth track from Kitsune to play during Spring Break.

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Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)
My boy Brandon mentioned Midlake on his last post and it just so happens Erol Alkan’s more relaxed side (aka Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve) has a nice remix of their track “Roscoe.”

DL IT HERE


DJ Apt One – Mickey Dreidels ‘92
Man this track is fresh, but way too hard to find so I recommend you dl it quick!

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Pantha Du Prince – Saturn Strobe
Not to be a snob or anything, but I am not sure if Pantha Du Prince’s The Bliss is worth all the ass kissing it got last year but “Satellite Strobe” is for sure. It is just plain beautiful.
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Soulwax consists of the Dewaele brothers (aka 2 Many DJs) and a couple of other kick ass guys. They released Nite Versions way back in 2005. They really rock live. It is really fun to watch them all go at their instruments in perfect sync with one another instead of turntables for a change. As far as I know, they only play live (with instruments). Otherwise I believe it is just the Dewaele brothers spinning as 2 Many DJ’s. To bad neither of the groups ever seems to come over to the U.S. The album starts of with a re-work of Daft Punk’s “Teachers.” It then smoothly goes from there to the nice track “Accidents and Compliments,” and into the 3rdand kick ass track “E Talking.” No tracks on the album are a bust. They just keep the flowing going until the bangers like “Krack” come on. The album then proceeds to finish strong with last two tracks “NY Lipps” and “Another Excuse.” If you like electro, and even if you don’t, check this album out. Remember “Part of the Weekend Never Dies.” Peace & Beats

Top Tracks: “E Talking”, “I Love Techno”, “Krack”, “NY Lipps”, “Another Excuse”

So This isn’t the same version of “E Talking” from the album, but luckily I came across it because it is one of the coolest music videos I have ever seen.

So I am not sure about you guys, but when I think of DnB I think the metal heads of the rave scene and how crappy it is. I had pretty much given up all hope on DnB, but then Commix, George Levings and Guy Brewer, came along. However, I wouldn’t consider them traditional DnB even though they are signed to the label MetalHeadz. Their album Call To Mind is definitely not as hard as most other DnB albums, at least the ones I have listened to, and is actually soft around the edges. I’m predicting that Commix is going to do to DnB what Burial did for the dubstep & grime genre. It’s just going to take them awhile to do it because music sites like Pitchfork Media don’t review electronic albums until months after they have been out. Seriously, today they are just now getting around to reviewing that not so great Steve Aoki album I heard in October. On that side note, how is it that kids from California are so in to Aoki when California is one of the few places that all the major DJs go to? It must be his fashion sense or something. Anyways, Call To Mind starts out with the track “Be True.” After listening to it I think you will notice a Burial feel to it. “Call To Mind” and “How You Gonna Feel (Feat. Steve Spacek) are the same way. Both tracks contain vocals that actually accentuate the beat, unlike many other albums where vocals take away tracks freshness (aka Pinch’s Underwater Dancehall). “Change (feat. Nextmen)” and “Emiley’s Smile” have a more traditional, but toned down, DnB feel to it. “Satallie Underground (Resistance Remix)” is another cool track; Lindstrom’s “I Feel Space” meets DnB. This album is probably the first DnB album I can actually relax or dance to. By no means do I consider myself an expert on the genre though. It just seems to be composed of many different styles. It has the bleeps, the basslines, the synths and the production I look for in album. I hope this album lives up to its hype. It did to me. I can’t wait to hear more from this young and talented duo. Peace & Beats