Review: Since first pitching up on the label back in 2014, experienced producer Compuphonic has become one of Exploited's most productive artists. Here, he returns to action for the first time in 2017, in the process serving up a pair of tracks that combine his deep-rooted understanding of deep house dynamics with melodic elements more regular found in Balearic and nu-disco cuts. The most obviously floor-friendly of the two tracks here is "Slow Bilbao", a locked-in deep house shuffler that makes great use of chiming melodies, heavy sub-bass and tropical style motifs. While good, the real star here is "Metropolis", a woozy and dewy-eyed concoction that wraps heady female vocal samples around a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds backing track.
Review: The Exploited imprint returns in fine style with an EP by one of the most interesting new deep artists on the block. Compuphonic's take on the 4/4 variety is quite unique, with the artist blending elements of synthpop and indie with ease, almost making the genres sound like they should be aligned all the time. Two tracks here, and both of them will be imprinted in your mind thanks to their delicious synthlines and seductive vocals. Class.
Review: Originally released back in 2012, Sunset hasn't aged, but Get Physical cleverly bring it to a new level with these remixes. First up is Andre Lodemann and Fabian Dikof, who turn "Sunset" into a dubbed out, acid-tinged affair that also resounds to delicate chimes and powerful bass. Poker Flat's Tim Engelhardt is next up, with two versions; "Remix A" sees him deploy the tripped out vocals over a sexy bass and tranced out riffs, while on "Remix B", he delivers a deeper, more layered sound that features epic, string-soaked break downs. Maintaining its diversity to the end, the final remix is a quirky, off-beat house groove from Noema.
DJ T - "Burning" (feat Nick Maurer - Art Department remix) - (8:58) 118 BPM
Dakar - "I've Got That Feeling" - (6:59) 126 BPM
Lopazz - "Share My Rhythm" - (5:06) 125 BPM
DJ T - "Philly" - (8:15) 126 BPM
Fuckpony - "Cell Phone Hit" - (6:09) 120 BPM
SIOPIS - "I'm On Miami" - (5:55) 126 BPM
Snax & Ianeq - "Fill Me Up" - (7:11) 121 BPM
Tying Tiffany - "You Know Me" - (6:23) 126 BPM
Chelonis R Jones - "I Don' Know?" (Starsky & Hutch remix) - (5:55) 131 BPM
Audiofly vs Big Bully - "I'll Tell Ya" - (8:10) 118 BPM
Jona - "Smart Cats Vs Dumb Dogs" - (8:22) 124 BPM
MANDY - "Word Don't Come Easy" - (6:47) 122 BPM
Voltique - "Whoop" - (8:36) 120 BPM
Sid Le Rok - "Naked" (DJ Koze remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
Chelonis R Jones - "Mythologies" - (10:16) 125 BPM
Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra - "Kisses" - (3:20) 121 BPM
Various - "M.A.N.D.Y. & DJ T Present 10 Years Get Physical: Mix 1" (continuous DJ mix by M.A.N.D.Y.) - (1:10:36) 123 BPM
Various - "M.A.N.D.Y. & DJ T Present 10 Years Get Physical: Mix 2" (continuous DJ mix by DJ T) - (1:08:36) 121 BPM
Review: This compilation celebrating ten years of the venerable German label shows that its modus operandi doesn't focus exclusively on trance melodies and low slung electro house. It's certainly true that Get Physical excels at these two variants as the eerie synths and rumbling bass of MANDY's "Word Don't Come Easy" demonstrate, but this only tells part of the story. Soul Clap's "Incoming Bitch (Get Low!)" sees tripped out acid added to the low-slung grooves, while Fuckpony's "Cell Phone Hit" is all jazzed out minimal weirdness. DJ T surprises with the string-soaked "Philly", but he can't compete for sheer out there-ness with Raz Ohara's "El Zahir", a mad mixture of warbling ethnic vocals and dense, organic drums.