Review: The unstoppable rise of Eats Everything continues, and Southern Fried have had the good sense to re-release some of his earliest cuts. While dating back nearly two years, they still ride roughshod with the trademark trippy, jacked-up sound that sealed him a place at the top of the Dirtybird table. The main highlight is the cheeky remix of Man Like Me but if you missed out on any of these subversive bass-bitten house grooves last time round, now's the time to grab them.
Review: Despite his young age, Jona has already released on Planet E and Get Physical - and is preparing his debut album. This release on Steve Bug's label shows that his musical ability belies his youth. The title track is a nagging, filtered house groove in the Relief/Sneak vein, while "Emerge" is based on a similar backing. Rolling drums and insistent percussive ticks provide the basis for dubby textures and subsonic bleeps that result in a harder sound. The release also features a remix from Charles Webster, with the veteran UK producer turning "Tomorrow" into a choppy groove that is led by nagging keys.
Review: A clutch of tracks from Mexico's Jona Saucedo and Joseph Terruel get the re-edit treatment from mystery producer(s) Para-Mu here. "Digital Soup" is the EP's most uptempo cut and could equally well be filed under slo-mo house, while elsewhere "False Dreams" is lazy, loop-y and druggy, "Fashion Show" is a haunted midnight cruise on Miami's Ocean Drive, "Beverly" has an 80s soul flava, "About U" nods to future R&B and "Sexy Mama" is low-slung and seductive. All told, it's a classy EP all round, and one to reach for when you want to slow things down a little on the dancefloor.
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.