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Balanzat
IFEEL 034D
10 Nov 14
Deep House
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Balanzat - (6:27) 121 BPM
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Balanzat (Acid Reflux) - (5:58) 121 BPM
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Balanzat (Tuff City Kids remix) - (6:59) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Balanzat (Beat Box mix) - (4:38) 120 BPM
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Review: Everyone loves a good story behind a record and few come with a more interesting narrative than this debut (and perhaps only) Talamanca System 12". The story goes that Gerd Janson and Phil Lauer were enjoying the Ibizan hospitality of International Feel boss Mark Barrot last summer, to the extent they were both gifted his unused Studio Electronics 'Boomstar 303' synth. Eager to repay such a lavish favour, Janson offered to remix a track Barrot was working on, an offer which eventually resulted in this 12". Four versions of "Balanzat" feature here, with an original, acid reflux, Tuff City Kids refix and ambient reprise to choose from. If this is the only Talamanca System record we will see it's a shame as it's a mighty fine addition to the International Feel discography.
Talamanca System
IFEEL 063D
19 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Transatlantique - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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104 - (6:35) 104 BPM
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Ancona Ancona - (6:16) 109 BPM
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Ocean Grill - (7:02) 115 BPM
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Tres Secadas - (6:07) 123 BPM
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Conga Cage - (4:56) 112 BPM
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Distant Shore - (3:53) 105 BPM
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Experc - (7:30) 112 BPM
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Aurorca - (4:42) 119 BPM
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Review: Three years on from his first Talamanca System collaboration with Tuff City Kids duo Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer, Mark Barrott gets the gang back together for an album of typically loved-up excursions. International Feel's eccentric press release describes it as "a sunburned imagination of a day and night spent on Ibiza during a moment in time that probably never was". Given the album's repeated nods to baggy, piano-laden Italian house, the saucer-eyed, sunrise-friendly brilliance of 808 State's "Pacific State", sun-kissed post Italo-disco chuggers, percussion-laden tropical workouts and head-in-the-clouds ambience, it's actually rather an apt description. It's shamelessly Balearic from start to finish, but pulls it off with an authenticity that others could only dream of.
My Past Is Your Future
IFEEL 062D
21 Apr 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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My Past Is Your Future - (6:44) 101 BPM
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The Past Is The Future (Beatless Stars In Space mix) - (5:49) 101 BPM
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The Past Is The Future (Chukka Chukka Dance mix) - (7:48) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Vincent Inc, Chris Coco
Review: Talamanca System are the unlikely trio of Gerd Janson, Phillip Lauer of Tuff City Kids and International Feel boss Mark Barrott. Their sole release in late 2014 became one of the best selling on the Iabel's imprint. My Past Is Your Future brings them back together for a trio of magical productions that harness the power of their production skills and winks at a forthcoming album coming on the imprint this summer. Its' deep balearica cum ambient house on the wonderfully ethereal "My Past Is Your Future" and in proper ambient style there's a truly wonderful "Beatless Stars In Space" mix which is perfect for drifting. Finally the "Chukka Chukka Dance Mix" has Tuff City Kids written all over this this neon-lit retro house mix which is just totally off the hook in its own right!
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