Into Lala - "In The Woods" (Pophop remix) - (7:49) 118 BPM
Die Vogelperspektive - "Mighty Fat" (feat JPattersson - Pophop & Stephan Zovsky remix) - (4:49) 94 BPM
Pophop Essential-Tracks (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:26) 120 BPM
Review: Thanks to releases from peeps like Kombinat100, Lula Circus, Konfetti Klub Ensemble, and Andre Crom, among others, the Acker imprint is quietly racking up enough catalogue credentials to compete with some of the big boys in the deep house circles. They've decided to switch things up a bit with this new album, deciding to go for a full-blown compilation, masterfully put together by their trusted Pophop. There's tunes from regular label attendees, all reworked from Pophop himself, who drops a gorgeous slice of Afro-rhythmic house in his edit of Il Civetto's "Liberte Ana" as an opener. His remix of "Helva Salva" from Timboletti is also an exquisite deep house bullet, beautifully put together with the help of some acoustic harmonies, but these are just to give you a taster. The man has a very particular remix and edit sound, and you'd be silly not to give this a go. Proper bang for your buck, right here!
One World Our Future (continuous DJ mix) - (1:21:40) 122 BPM
Review: 3000 Grad stands for an organic style of modern electronic music, and their label is one of the many projects of the 3000Grad artist collective from Mecklenburg - in the scenic north of Germany. What began as an underground party operation in 1997 has developed into 3000Grad Records (plus its sister label Acker Records), a booking agency, the annual 3000Grad Festival, as well as various indoor events. And that's what you'll hear on this compilation: one big journey as a series of shimmering bits and pieces. The rhythms and melodies of One World - One Future reflect what made their hearts flutter during these past months: 14 tracks that breathe life into your dancing feet as a DJ mix, and that send fantasies soaring to unknown heights as single tunes. Includes recent hits from the label such as Five P's "Atlantis", Kyrill & Redford's "Mondeou" and Renga Weh's "Rumor" (Green Lake Project remix).
3000GRAD DIGICOMP 002 08 Feb 19 Minimal/Tech House
Review: Conceived to celebrate twenty years of the SOS party, this release shows that the event's sound track is deeply eclectic. It moves in mood from Timboletti and Jpattersson's electronic minimal disco into the vaudeville samples on Be Svendsen's remix of Acid Pauli's "Requiem For A Loop", before Mollono Bass and Zigdan Aldi up the dance floor appeal with their atmospheric minimal tracks. Clearly unconcerned about fads or fashions, Jubilaums Compilation also dips its toes in old school techno thanks to Dole & Kom, and sees hard rock guitars mixed with groovy jazz-house on the Kombinat 100 remix of Tito & Tarantula's "After Dark". It goes some way to explaining why SOS has thrived for the past 20 years.