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Sebastien Bouchet - "Captain Drag" - (10:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yula Kasp - "Leisure" - (5:13) 110 BPM
   
Beyou - "Antimateria" (Speechless extended version) - (8:24) 92 BPM
   
El Guero Fresa - "Convertible Ride" - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Otto - "Land From Land" - (2:32) 79 BPM
Review: A Very Nice Combinado Volume Uno is the first release on You & Your Hippie Friends, a brand new offshoot of the Pachanga Boys' Hippie Dance label. It's effectively a scaled down, five-track compilation featuring tracks from some of the duo's mates. There is, thankfully, much to admire. Pole-in-Paris Yula Kasp impresses with "Leisure", a hugely evocative chunk of chugging, slo-mo synth-pop full of delay-laden guitars and undulating acid bass. There's a similar, eyeliner-clad new wave attitude at the heart of Beyou's similarly murky "Antimateria (Speechless Extended Version)", while Mexican producer El Guero Fresa's "Convertible Ride" is a thrillingly lo-fi fusion of gangly surf guitars, post-punk attitude and spiraling nu-disco electronics.
YAYHF 01
11 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ah Que La Vie Est Belle (Jacques Bon rework) - (9:50) 104 BPM
HIPPIEDANCE 013DS1
10 Jul 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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All That I Need (feat Cherokee - Dave DK remix) - (7:29) 119 BPM
   
In Oneness (Fahrland remix) - (5:33) 121 BPM
   
Spanish Castle Magic (Superpitcher instrumantral) - (7:46) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spanish Castle Magic (Superpitcher Magic mix) - (7:14) 93 BPM
Review: Earlier in the year Fahrland self-released his debut album "Oneness", an "electrified soul hybrid mixed with peaks of beats, hints of beats, interwoven in cloudy spaces". The Pachanga Boys certainly enjoyed it, because they decided to commission and release a swathe of dancefloor-focused remixes. Cherokee collaboration "All That I Need" is first to undergo a makeover, with Dave DK brilliantly joining the dots between languid tropical soul, lazy Balearic disco and shuffling deep house, before Fahrland re-imagines "In Oneness" as a jangling, sun-bright slab of glistening loop-house. Superpitcher delivers similar sounding "Magic Mix" and instrumental versions of "Spanish Castle Magic", underpinning Fahrland's glassy-eyed tropical guitar motifs and chiming synthesizer melodies with a slow motion dub disco groove.
HIPPIEDANCE 12D
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Trulywood - (9:33) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Backlash Blues Of The Twins - (8:09) 60 BPM
   
Trulywood (Odyssey) - (8:48) 60 BPM
HIPPIEDANCE 05
30 Sep 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Shake It - (8:34) 118 BPM
   
Hey - (7:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The New You - (8:55) 119 BPM
   
Time Science - (7:12) 127 BPM
Review: Fantastic Twins is the (not so) new guise of Julienne Dessagne: so yes there's actually only one of them despite the name. However, you may recognise the name as she is one half of Saschienne with Berlin legend Sascha Funke. Slow burning Italo/synthpop-noir of "The New You" first surfaced on the interwebs at the end of 2016 to much fanfare and finally we can thank Rebolledo and Superpitcher for releasing a whole EP's worth of darkly seductive music courtesy of their wicked Hippie Dance imprint. Starting out with the brooding epic "Shake It", there's also the creepy and reductionist groove of "Hey" in addition to the post punk attitude of "Time Science" featuring Dessagne's deadpan vocal delivery which is "tres chic!'
HIPPIEDANCE 09D
01 Sep 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Elektronique - (5:34) 116 BPM
   
Colours Of Dark - (5:53) 118 BPM
   
Night Cruising - (6:49) 120 BPM
   
Alto Final - (6:03) 110 BPM
   
Random Walker - (4:28) 109 BPM
   
Space Drifter - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Techno Minimal - (4:08) 122 BPM
   
Guitar Mayhem - (6:19) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
My Way My Rules - (4:45) 124 BPM
Review: Back in 2015, Guero contributed a heavyweight chunk of electronic disco goodness to the first multi-artist EP on Hippie Dance offshoot You and Your Hippie Friends. Three years on, he returns to the Pachanga Boys-helmed imprint with a quietly confident debut album. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the throbbing, Italo-disco style arpeggio lines and colourful synthesizer flourishes of opener "Electronique" and glistening, head-in-the-clouds nu-Balearica of "Night Crusing", to the analogue indie-dance shuffle of "Random Walker" and hard-wired electronica psychedelia of "Guitar Mayhem". Arguably best of all, though, is the sparkling title track, where rising and falling 8-bit synthesizer melodies bubble away atop a chunky, acid-flecked, Italo-goes-disco-funk groove.
YAYHF 04D
23 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Night Cruising - (6:49) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
YAYHF04D SINGLE
19 Jan 18
Euro Dance/Pop Dance
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Brigitte Fontaine - "Ah Que La Vie Est Belle" - (9:50) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jacno - "Si Je Te Quitte" - (8:07) 120 BPM
HIPPIEDANCE 013D
02 Oct 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Disco In The Sky - (7:42) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Acid In The Sky - (8:08) 118 BPM
   
Interlude In The Sky - (3:10) 118 BPM
   
Girls In The Sky - (7:17) 118 BPM
   
Choir In The Sky - (4:57) 133 BPM
   
One More In The Sky - (6:24) 118 BPM
   
Tripping In The Sky - (5:30) 123 BPM
   
Prophet In The Sky - (3:57) 118 BPM
   
Dubbing In The Sky - (5:01) 112 BPM
   
King So So In The Sky - (13:32) 119 BPM
HIPPIE DANCE D 06
06 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nose Cut - (4:44) 120 BPM
   
Cajas Nuebas - (4:35) 120 BPM
   
Another One Bites The Dust - (3:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Battle Star - (4:16) 128 BPM
   
Eleven Oh! Four - (5:18) 118 BPM
   
Flat$#!t - (5:55) 130 BPM
   
Birth Machine - (4:39) 131 BPM
   
Socialism (feat Tara Delong) - (4:02) 99 BPM
   
Command Soul - (3:57) 80 BPM
Review: While Emilio Acevdeo hasn't put out many releases as Lesser Drakar alias, he's no musical newcomer and has even worked with Gary Numan and Egyptian Lover in the past. Given this history, it's unsurprising that "Piramide 1" - a collection of madcap electronic tunes that he made for his DJ sets over a decade ago - is really rather good. Musically, it joins the dots between New York electro, cheeky 80 synth-pop, freestyle and new wave, adding a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humour. There are tons of fine original cuts that include sneaky references to video game soundtracks, but it's his zany electro cover of Queen and David Bowie's "Another One Bites The Dust" that really set our pulses racing.
HIPPIEDANCE 11D
29 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Black Naga - (7:13) 124 BPM
   
Thunder Scat - (5:21) 124 BPM
   
Time - (15:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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.
HIPPIEDANCE 02
19 Jan 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Legs - (7:49) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Untold Legend Of Mysterious Ondo - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
Poem For The Youth - (11:06) 125 BPM
HIPPIE DANCE 03
06 Aug 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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We Can Rhyme - (6:00) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
We Could Rhyme - (6:15) 123 BPM
   
Fiesta Forever Street Marimbas - (3:49) 112 BPM
Played by: LA ROYALE
HIPPIEDANCE 01
24 Oct 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Studio Galactic Pachanga - (2:23)
   
Basic Vocabulary - (1:16)
   
Pachanga Voice - (7:09) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All You Need Is A Tree - (1:08)
   
Clapdance - (3:17)
   
Superfancy Lifestyle - (1:05)
   
Speedo & Boots - (7:20)
   
The River - (4:35)
   
Shopping For Voodoo - (1:27)
   
Vampiros Hermanos - (7:16)
   
Tequila The Club - (1:49)
   
Drunken Dancer - (6:15)
   
Wrong Guys - (3:13)
   
Meet The Boys - (5:26)
   
Fiesta Forever (reprise) - (5:21)
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.
HIPPIE DANCE 04 CD
19 Nov 12
Experimental/Electronic
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Neblina - (2:17) 71 BPM
   
Paulor'S Blues - (8:01) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Delirio En Carretera - (7:46) 118 BPM
   
Amigos - (7:55) 120 BPM
   
Luces Calling - (8:34) 102 BPM
Review: Since launching their Hippie Dance label a few years back, the Pachanga Boys has always tried to showcase the work of aspiring or little-known producers. Mexican studio bod Paulor's previous output has been limited to contributions to compilations and mixes, making this fine EP his debut solo release. It's an impressively eclectic and atmospheric collection, all told, with Paulor successfully turning his hand to lilting, pedal steel-sporting ambient ("Neblina"), Detroit-inspired spacey deep house ("Amigos"), fuzzy post-punk disco (the organic grooves and eyes-closed guitars of "Paulor's Blues"), chugging nu-disco ("Delirio En Carretera") and slo-mo dub disco darkness ("Luces Calling"). Impressive stuff, all told.
YAYHF 05 D
15 Dec 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Paulor - "La Race" - (6:58) 121 BPM
   
Roman Flugel - "Deo" (Pachanga Boys' New Blazer edit) - (5:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fantastic Twins - "Holiday" - (6:03) 73 BPM
   
Kasper Bjorke - "Choir Of Young Ravers" - (7:32) 113 BPM
   
Zombies In Miami - "Flashback Mantra" - (7:10) 120 BPM
Review: The latest missive from the Pachanga Boys' consistently impressive Hippie Dance label is an expansive affair. It gathers together a quintet of tried-and-tested dancefloor workouts, beginning with the dark and woozy, post-punk house throb of Paulor's "La Race". The Pachanga Boys weigh I with a previously unheard edit of Roman Flugel's wonky, bass-heavy box-jam "Deo", before Julia Dessagne dons the Fantastic Twins alias on the creepy, organ-heavy pulse of "Holiday". Elsewhere, Kaspar Bjork delivers a slick but atmospheric chunk of synth-heavy house ("Choir of Young Ravers"), and Zombies In Miami get all trippy and hypnotic on the mystical house of "Flashback Mantra".
YAYHF 03D
27 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Here Comes The Warrior (Super Short Version) - (14:55) 145 BPM
   
Discotico Sinetico - (8:29) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Life Is Strange, Life Is Hard, Life Is Great - (5:28) 53 BPM
   
Spacer Rainbow Woman - (8:18) 59 BPM
   
Fears Come True - (5:44) 61 BPM
   
A Numb Gas To The Future - (6:57) 138 BPM
   
Pow Pow - (6:35) 61 BPM
   
Discotico Estatico - (8:10) 60 BPM
   
Dance Warrior Dance - (10:32) 62 BPM
HIPPIEDANCE 08D
27 May 16
Indie/Alternative
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Discotico Desertico (Paulor remix) - (9:21) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HIPPIEDANCE 10D_1
30 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Life Is Strange (Red Axes In The Moment remix) - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Black Rainbow Woman (The Black Frame remix) - (7:16) 118 BPM
   
Discotico Plexico (Maceo Plex remix) - (7:12) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Discetico Desertico (Paulor remix) - (9:21) 122 BPM
   
Rainboy Superspacer (Superpitcher remix) - (13:35) 117 BPM
   
Pow Pow (Fango remix) - (8:48) 122 BPM
   
A Numb Gas To The Future (DJ Tennis Pimiento Drive version) - (9:49) 114 BPM
   
Fantastic Pow Pow (Fantastic Twins remix) - (9:42) 122 BPM
   
Want (Danny Daze & ShokhAss Fears Come dub) - (6:13) 124 BPM
   
Discetico Simonettico En Penico (Mike Simonetti remix) - (6:26) 124 BPM
   
Discetico Simonettico Hypnotico (Mike Simonetti remix) - (13:35) 120 BPM
Review: Rebolledo's brilliant 2016 album Mondo Alterado gets the remix treatment, with an impressive selection of production talents taking it in turns to tweak the Mexican's work. There's much to admire throughout, with highlights including a thrusting, low-slung and trippy revision by Maceo Plex, a deliciously woozy and loved-up interpretation from Superpitcher (think Balearic-meets-post-punk-meets-Teutonic tech-house), a thrillingly percussive take on "Pow Wow Wow" by occasional Optimo Music sorts The Fantastic Twins, and a pair of next-level rubs from Mike Simonetti, whose acid-flecked "Discotico Simonettico En Panico" version could well be the best of the bunch. Throw in a smattering of typically heavy and eccentric Rebolledo originals, and you have an essential, floor-friendly selection.
HIPPIEDANCE 10D
30 Jun 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Aggravate - (8:53) 120 BPM
   
Acatenango - (8:11) 115 BPM
   
Surumu - (7:22) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Since parting company with longtime home Bpitch Control back in 2010, Sascha Funke has popped up on a variety of labels, including Kompakt, Endless Flight and Multi-Culti. The Berlin stalwart has used the opportunity to explore a variety of influences and sounds, delivering hypnotic, intoxicating and left-of-centre dancefloor cuts that tend towards the trippy and otherworldly. He's at it again on this first Hippie Dance outing, layering a crunchy electronic groove with mind-altering psychedelic noises, foreboding bass and fluttering South American flute lines on EP standout "Acatenango". Chugging opener "Aggravate" subtly doffs a cap towards new wave, EBM and the kind of throbbing wonkiness currently championed by Andrew Weatherall, while closer "Surumu" is a snappy electro roller blessed with rising bleep melodies, rumbling bass and glacial Kraftwerkian motifs.
YAYHF 06D
15 Jun 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Jambe De Bois - (5:54) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cosmic Ray - (5:31) 122 BPM
   
Jatagarazi - (6:10) 122 BPM
   
Coyote Cry - (7:48) 120 BPM
   
Amen - (6:56) 122 BPM
Review: Berlin-based Frenchman Sebastien Bouchet is far from prolific; in fact, since he made his debut on Freak 'N' Chic in 2006, he's released a sum total of five singles. This rare outing on the Pechanga Boys' Hippie Dance label sees him delivering a quintet of cuts that neatly sidestep easy categorization. Opener "Jambe De Bois" sounds like a far-out fusion of dub disco, punk-funk and trippy leftfield house, while "Cosmic Ray" melds together Italo-disco, deep house and hypnotic techno influences. Best of all, though, is "Coyote Cry", which bubbles and throbs impressively, thanks to all manner of intertwined synthesizer parts, but contains almost no dancefloor-primed percussion of note.
YAYHF 02D
05 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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1984 - (11:23) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pocket Love - (17:42) 117 BPM
Review: Superpitcher's decision to release his third full-length as an epic series of 12 EPs raised a few eyebrows, but thus far The Golden Ravedays has been quietly impressive. This third volume boasts two more stretched-out epics. With its skewed, drunken organ motifs, rolling funk drum breaks and trippy effects, "1984" is like a ghostly, krautrock influenced interpretation of The Meters. In contrast, virtual B-side "Pocket Love" is a near 18-minute trip into space with alien electronics, wonky melodies, hushed bass and clicking drum machine hits for company. It's undeniably poignant and melancholic, as if the veteran German producer is paying tribute to some long lost love in the only way he knows how.
TGR 003D
31 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Blood & Berry - (12:21) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Howl - (14:45) 97 BPM
Review: Aksel Schaufler aka Superpitcher is not to be confused with some newcomer into the house and techno game; the artist has been active and operating at full steam since the 90s, and has been closely associated to the Cologne-based Kompakt sound of the 2000s. Nevertheless, the artist has continuously striven to reinvent himself at every turn, and this Golden Ravedays series is full proof of his wide-reaching talents behind the mixing desk. This being the fourth chapter of the series, Schaufler has opted for something a little moodier and more introspective, namely two absolutely spectacular slices of raw cold waves. "Blood & Berry" is any digger's dream, bridging together all the best elements of technoid post-punk and lo-fi balearica, while "Howl" offers a bumpy little jazz groove held in place by the man's natural tendency to step into the minimalistic zone. Excellent.
TGR 004 D
28 Apr 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Bluesin - (17:07) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burkina - (13:38) 122 BPM
Review: Superpitcher's third full-length studio album, The Golden Ravedays, is an autobiography that exhibits the skill, feeling and style that the artist has honed over a period of 40 plus years. An epic album of 24 tracks that was released in January 2017 and will stretch over 12 respective chapters during a one-year period. The fifth piece of puzzle is released here on Hippie Dance: the label he runs with Mexican counterpart Rebolledo. Number 5 of the series introduces two further tracks of the sound adventure that Aksel Schaufler is taking us on this year. The djembe drum on the cover and the two titles of the tracks hint that this edition could potentially include stuff that was inspired by the rhythms and melodies of Africa - a sound legacy that is of great importance to this artist that is a staple of the Cologne electronic music scene.
TGR 005 D
26 May 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Protest Song - (13:47) 62 BPM
   
Resistance - (14:05) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Superpitcher's third full-length studio album The Golden Ravedays is, both musically and emotionally: a one sound autobiography. It exhibits the skills, feelings and style that the Cologne based artist has honed over the last twenty years. An epic album of 24 tracks and stretching over 12 respective chapter albums during a one-year period. The sixth piece of The Golden Ravedays puzzle is released on his new Hippie Dance imprint. This part of the series introduces two further tracks of the sound adventure that Aksel Schaufler is taking us on this year. "Protest Song" is a brooding musical journey featuring nefarious vocals sung in German over restrained metallic rhythms, creepy synth textures and Italo horror style synths. Second offering "Resistance" is much more upbeat and aimed squarely at the dancefloor on this adrenaline fuelled, Kolsch tech house groove. Featuring more quirky vocals looped up in hypnotic fashion over hard kicks and booming bass.
TGR 006D
30 Jun 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Little Raver - (10:27) 110 BPM
   
Snow Blind - (14:44) 110 BPM
Review: German producer Superpitcher has, for the longest time, been balls deep in the world of Kompakt. He's been a part of Michael Mayer's collective for virtually his whole entire musical life. His third album, The Golden Ravedays, now appears on Kompakt offshoot Hippie Dance, its 24 tracks released in pairs each month for a year. This is our first taste, with the spacey 60s style psychedelia of "Little Raver" kicking things off. Next is the soft and seductive Balearica of "Snow Blind" that will romance you off the page. We are looking forward to the next 12 months of these gems.
TGR 001D
27 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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What Do You Miss - (16:00) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Letas Play Doctor - (18:13) 71 BPM
Review: Paris-based, German-born Aksel Schaufler's been rinsing it good and proper with his Superpitcher material over the years. The man's been a pillar of the Kompakt label's success since the early 2000s, and now he's bossing their Hippie Dance offshoot in fine style, powered by his experimental approach to house. "What Do You Miss" is an excellent moment of dance abstraction, a broken house arrangement with a magnetic swarm of chanting and sonic exotica running through it; we love this tune, and we're pretty sure that it'll cause some heads to stir. "Let's Play Doctor" brilliantly blurs the lines between slowed-down jungle, downtempo stepping, all peppered with a hint of gleaming balearica. This is Superpitcher's best work in a while. Recommended.
TGR 002D
24 Feb 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Rock N Roll Baby - (14:58) 58 BPM
   
Shining - (15:29) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Aksel Schaufler has undertaken an ambitious effort this year with his Golden Ravedays concept, where over each month throughout 2017 he has released another respective edition. We are almost at the end - but as sad as it is, we do have the music to celebrate which is the main thing, right? Golden Ravedays 10 features another couple of long and epic cuts. The A side features the slo-mo rock 'n' roll swagger of "Rock 'N' Roll Baby" featuring Schaufler's creepy vocals over a hypnotic and at times esoteric sounding arrangement. On the flip, we have something entirely different in the form of "Shining" an early '90s IDM sounding journey which we must admit was our pick on this release - it reminds us of the glory days of Peacefrog and Planet E way back when: when electronic music had soul! Volume 10 does not at all disappoint and for those of you who've not been paying attention thus far: we'd highly recommend you catch up on previous editions: you won't regret it!
TGR 010D
27 Oct 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Brothers - (12:35) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sleepy Head - (11:55) 103 BPM
Review: What an ambitious effort Aksel Schaufler's Golden Ravedays project has been. For some of us the project has been a quite a reference point for charting the progress of 2017, as he released a respective edition every month. Here we have the second last instalment which features two long cuts that have you sorted for functionality, long mixes or just long sessions of drift worthy bliss! First offering "Brothers" is a loopy disco house cut that calls to mind the French Touch sounds of the late '90's: as popularised by Cassius or Motorbass et al. That hypnotic disco lick, driving bass and dusty drums all work in perfect unison. Also on offer is the fittingly titled downbeat piece "Sleepy Head" which is yet another tripped out ambient piece to join many others during the series. This psychedelic journey featuring whirry synth textures, new-age elements plus sombre pianos and Shauffler's creepy vocals - all kind of clashing but in a not altogether unpleasant fashion!
TGR 011 D
24 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Late Night Skanking - (11:50) 110 BPM
   
Punky Reggae Party - (15:14) 72 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The final edition of Aksel Schaufler's ambitious Golden Ravedays project is finally upon us. For many this series will be remembered as one of the most defining musical aspects of 2017, where each month one tremendous 12' after another would come our way and essentially creating a wonderful soundtrack to a very special year: a zeitgeist, if you will! From balearica to new wave Krautrock and cosmic psychedelica to straight up house bombs: the series encapsulates Schaufler's unerring dedication to his craft which has spanned close to 20 years and his seen him become synonymous with the the famed Kompakt imprint and enduring success with his Hippie Dance label. On the A side is the dreamy spaghetti western feel of "Late Night Skanking" with its mesmerizing orchestral sections and otherworldly instrumentation taking you deep into the exotic. On the flip there's some bold and stylish indie-dance on the low slung tip with "Punky Reggae Party" which really nails that Cologne/Dusseldorf style vibe because after all - that was his former stomping ground, before he relocated to Paris.
TGR 012D
15 Dec 17
Dub
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Andy - (14:27) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yves - (19:41) 97 BPM
Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: The seventh piece of The Golden Ravedays puzzle introduces two further tracks of the sound adventure that Superpitcher is taking us on this year. Featuring "Andy", made in memory and admiration of a pioneer and his works. David Bowie's lyrics about Andy Warhol mirror the groovy yet deeply moving emotion of this track. The music Aksel imagined here is a pleasant cruise in itself and once you wake up from it, you will for sure think of Warhol. Also worthy of mention is "Yves". The track starts with a long introduction of harp music and then gently evolves into one of the more fragile and poetic pieces he has created thus far for the album. What is clear in this music is that there is an intense understanding of the suffering Yves Saint Laurent lived throughout his life as an artist and fashion designer. As only Superpitcher can, he translated that emotion into this beautiful and touching piece of music.
TGR 007D
28 Jul 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hiding - (16:14) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flying - (16:21) 159 BPM
Review: Aksel Schaufler aka Superpitcher's Ravedays series reaches its ninth instalment with an unforgettable two-tracker. "Protest Song" is led by chiming bells, frazzled, purring bass and some half-heard, muffled vocals that appear amid the dark electronic squelches. It's a foreboding, menacing slice of low-slung disco and appears to have been produced as a response to the increasingly precarious political state of the world. By contrast, "Resistance" sounds like it was recorded as a means of rising up through dancing. Centred on a soaring bass and tough kicks, its chants build and build to the point where even the most apathetic listener will be compelled to dance.
TGR 009D
29 Sep 17
Ambient/Drone
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Tuesday Paris Texas - (15:20) 104 BPM
   
Mirage - (15:17) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Aksel Schaufler set out to release his new opus entitled Golden Ravedays throughout the entirety of 2017, two tracks at a time. Now up to its eighth volume, Hippie Dance (the label he runs with good buddy Rebolledo) presents the latest installment in this Superpitcher concept series. On the first side, prepare to tune in and drop out to the Balearic drifter "Tuesday Paris Texas" which like its name may suggest does have a Ry Cooder vibe about it; with its twangy bluesy country guitars over a chugging/skeletal metallic beat. All the the while assisted by Schaufler's nefarious whispers. On the flip there's another 15 minutes of glory in the form of "Mirage". This is a psychedelic epic much in the vein of the album's previous volumes, but with a more funky upbeat groove channelling his love of all things early 70s.
TGR 008D
25 Aug 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Drum Introduction - (1:40) 83 BPM
   
U Ma Ngi Hamba Nawe Thuli U Bizwa I Peacock (When I Walk With Thuli, They Call Her Peacock) - (2:09) 107 BPM
   
Thembalami (My Trustworthy) - (2:37) 129 BPM
   
Sesi U Hi Komba Mihlolo (My Sister, She Is A Miracle) - (5:07) 99 BPM
   
Mandela U Humile Jele (Mandela Is Released From Jail) - (3:34) 51 BPM
   
Koko Ribulelele (Please Open The Door For Us) - (1:40) 112 BPM
   
Tanda Tula Se Yi Cincile (Tanda Tula Is Change) - (1:45) 84 BPM
   
Musadi Ye Muvutsi (A Beautiful Woman) - (1:37) 80 BPM
   
Tamanini (Hello, Hello) - (2:26) 87 BPM
   
Drum Interlude - (2:15) 124 BPM
   
Nwamaxalana A Nga Al Ntumbuluko (Nwamaxalana Refuses The Nature) - (4:49) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Kuri Na Xinyenyana (There Was A Bird In The Garden) Dolphin - (1:09) 131 BPM
   
Mukutsuri Hosi Ya Mina (You Are My Saviour) Eric - (2:06) 156 BPM
   
Yehova Xikwembu Xanga (God Is My King) Eric - (1:38) 138 BPM
   
Rirandzu Ra Yesu (Love Of Jesus) Pretty - (1:48) 80 BPM
   
U Nga Rili Nwana Sesi (Please Donat Cry My Baby Sister) Chris - (0:26) 106 BPM
   
Lo Machine Wa Khuluma (Talking Machine) Chris - (0:35) 115 BPM
   
Ngiri Ngiri Wo Ngirimele Kaya (Iam Walking Home) Chris - (0:22) 111 BPM
   
La La Go Nna (Rest With Me) Clenny - (0:32) 147 BPM
   
Joko Ya Kgaho Yi Bobebe (Godas Belief Makes My Heart Free) Clenny - (0:29) 145 BPM
   
Tatana Hi Vana Va Wena (Father, We Are Your Children) Chris - (0:51) 92 BPM
   
Xisaka Xa Tuva Manguvalawa (The Nest Of A Bird) Magie - (1:12) 156 BPM
   
Tanda Tula Se Yi Cincile (Tanda Tula Has Changed) Jenette - (0:44) 149 BPM
   
Modimo A Li Teng A Kgo Na Matata (When God Is Around There Is No Problem) Harry - (0:34) 114 BPM
   
Keya Morata U Wa Ntata (I Love God And He Loves Me) Stars - (1:00) 112 BPM
   
Wa La Matsidiso (Matsidiso Is Crying) - (2:01) 158 BPM
   
Madume Dume Dume (Hello Everyone) - (3:06) 81 BPM
Review: Recently, Superpitcher was invited to go on a safari in South Africa. He bought a custom made hat at his favorite milliner in Cologne and set off with big eyes and a pair of binoculars. It was wild and wonderful journey where he saw many exotic creatures - apparently a leopard in a tree told him the secret of the universe. But most of all, he was enchanted by the hypnotic and moving sound of the voices of Africa: the voices of the wonderful Tanda Tula staff choir. There, the choir members work during the day at the camp and at night entertain the guests with their captivating voices and energetic dancing. So impressed was he with their songs and beautiful Shangaan language that he decided to record a CD for them to sell in the shop at their camp and now this precious recording is also available through Hippie Dance/Bush Recordings in whatever wherever camp you are.
BUSH RECORDINGS 000D
24 Nov 17
International
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