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HIPPIE DANCE 03
06 Aug 12
19 Jan 12
Played by: This Is A Recording, F3, Justin Miller, Dirt Crew, Dairmount (Room With A View Recs), Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Sean Danke, Audision, Questionmarq, Enzo Canale, 16 Bit Lolitas, Alessandro Tognetti, Matteo Monero, Rainer Weichhold, La Royale, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Resident Advisor, Nhan Solo, Solee, Just Be (Bushwacka), Yousef
Review: Here's proof that it's possible to be experimental within the context of the dance floor. Like Patrice Baumel's release on Get Physical a few years back, "Thunder Scat" dispenses entirely with a kick drum, preferring instead to focus on powerful subs, dense claps, a sassy vocal snippet looped to infinity and an utterly seductive tambourine riff. "Time" sees the Boys return with the 4/4 kick, but it remains understated, as a hypnotic organ riff provides the backing for an angelic vocal. Finally, "Black Naga" is the most conventional track of all, but here too the tribal groove features a sped-up vocal that sounds like someone hit the helium, and hard.
HIPPIE DANCE 04 CD
19 Nov 12
Review: Since first popping up in 2009, Rebolledo and Aksel Schuaffer's Pachanga Boys project has attracted a lot of attention. Given the curious contents of this in turns zany, inspired and downright odd debut album, it's easy to see why. Split between silly skits featuring tongue-in-cheek female spoken word vocals and fully formed tracks, it's like a stripped back South American/German take on the formidably over the top musings of Mungolian Jetset. By and large, the rhythms are sparse but heavy, featuring fuzzy basslines, distorted drum machine grooves and curious electronic pulses. It's good fun, sitting somewhere between bonkers electronica, wonky house and camp leftfield silliness. Throughout, it's bursting with weird and wonderful ideas.