Although many are aware of fluoro-topped dance showman Green Velvet and his anthem 'La La Land', maybe not so many know of his long history releasing important second wave Chicago house records under the Cajmere moniker. Hopefully that's all about to change with this new 29-track retrospective. Beginning with his brain-melting debut, "Percolator", we also get treated to sleazy camp "Chit Chat", retro diva house (Deep Sensation - "Get Together"), beautiful ecstasy-house (Johnny Fiasco - "Taurus"), gospel-house ("Feelin' Kinda High"), deep 90s memories (GU - "The Wheel") and the Prince-does-electro-house of "Only 4 U". 20 years on and still sounding fresh!
Hot on the heels of Part 1, as well as the excellent Variations EP for Turbo, Gesaffelstein returns with these three devilishly dark technoid gems - each of which are 100 per cent essential. The slow, 115 bpm stomp of the Sebastian-gone-industrial opener "Viol" is a breath of fresh air, as is the similarly tempo'd "Opr", which positively throbs with an enormous elastic bassline, huge drums and a spooky, John Carpenter movie breakdown in the middle. Back up to house-tempo, "Conspiracy Origins" is a relentless builder from the start, as dark waves of menacing tech-pads are slowly brought up over a thick kick.