Nu Elementz and Majistrate's Bites serve up once again! This time they welcome the return of young Baker who was last seen on the label collaborating with Kendrick on the ultra naughty 'Devils'. This time he's rolling solo and packing four equally disgusting blow-outs. Highlights flex from the hornet sting bass stabs of 'Worthy' to the more classical sounding jump up riffage of 'Fuse'. Be under no illusions about 'Illusions'... This is very very sick!
Adelaide-based Italian Dave Mathmos is a prolific re-editor, as a quick glance at his website will quickly prove. He's featured on Too Slow To Disco's edits series before, back in 2019, though this EP is a far more expansive and action-packed affair. There's plenty to savour across the seven tracks on show, with our picks of a very strong bunch including the rubbery, slap bass-propelled AOR disco excellence of 'Encore Une Histoire D'Amour' (a rework of a French language cover of a familiar favourite), the squelchy, Latin-tinged 80s soul gorgeousness of 'Late at Night', a genuine future classic (the mid-80s power synth-pop-goes-electro-disco brilliance of 'My Baby Don't Care', which edits up an unlikely cover of the Beatles) and the reggae infused, low tempo disco-chug of 'Whispers'.
Earlier in the year, Good Vibrations music founder Sean McCabe offered up his interpretations of tracks from Blak Beatniks main man Harold Matthews Jr's excellent debut album, 'Peripheral Visions'. For this second selection of 'Re-visions', McCabe has assembled a crack team of remixers. Rising star Piers Kirwan steps up first to rework 'Into You', placing the spoken and sung vocals above a dreamy and sun-soaked fusion of deep house and broken beat. Wipe The Needle fuse bruk and jazz-funk sounds on their excitable take on 'Love And Hate', before Haze City delivers a genuinely atmospheric and ultra-deep interpretation of 'Deep Into My Sleep'. To round things off, we're treated to an instrumental version of Kirwan's superb, EP-opening 'Into You' remix.
Three tracks plucked from Avichrom, Dominik Eulberg's sixth, avian-focused studio album get the remix treatment. In the case of "Grauspecht", !K7 has commissioned two versions. The first, from Acid Pauli, is a subtle, stripped back take, melding dreamy melodies with acid blips. This fusion makes for an atmospheric affair that builds slowly and dreamily. Isolee's remix also favours an understated approach. Powered by an offbeat, loose rhythm, it sees the veteran German producer conjure up unhurried, jazzy tones. Aera's version of "Schwarzhalstaucher" also focuses on melody, with warm textures and breathy filters unravelling over a glistening electronic groove. It sounds like even techno producer Etapp Kyle has been influenced by the mellow approach, and his take on "Gelbspotter" revolves around a humming bass and lithe break beats.
Laurent Garnier has had an immeasurably profound and positive impact on underground electronic music. He has been there since year zero and has always championed great artists. Garnier's own output may have slowed in recent years - thankfully, 33 Tours does much to redress this imbalance. It's his most dance floor friendly album, and this approach is clear from the outset with the brooding, heavy chords of "Tales From The Real World" and "Liebe Grusse Aus Cucuron". Garnier's love of Detroit music is audible on the atmospheric "On The Record (3)"and "Cinq O'Clock Le Matin" - which are exactly the type of moody, musical grooves you'd expect him to play out. However, this album impresses precisely because he doesn't remain rooted in one sound. "Saturn Drive Duplex" has a post-punk edge thanks to Suicide frontman Alan Vega's slurred vocals. On a different tact but just as memorable, "Sake Stars Forever" is a classic slice of Garnier-esque big room techno thanks to its humming bass. It all come s together to make for a career tour de force.
Skatman's latest release titled "Rewarped" showcases his exceptional talent for reviving and revitalising past sounds. The Tunisian-born producer, DJ, and label owner skillfully blends old-school hip-hop samples with energetic house tracks, seamlessly bridging the gap between different musical epochs. With six new tracks of hedonistic club music, Skatman, also known as Aziz Haddad, takes familiar elements and infuses them with a fresh twist. The result is a masterclass in creating an exhilarating musical experience that resonates with both nostalgia and contemporary dance floor desires.
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