VARIOUS

Palette Recordings 20 (The Early Years)

Palette US

Cat: PALDG 13
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Genre: Minimal/Tech House
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05:18
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05:16
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06:03
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05:52
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Review

If you ask us, Los Angeles' John Tejada is without a doubt one of the most underrated producers in modern electronic music. Although being based very far south of the U.S.A.'s epicentre of techno; Detroit, he has still nonetheless contributed greatly to the genre's evolution and kept on the pulse for the last 20 years, releasing on labels as diverse as 7th City, Kompakt, Plug Research and of course his own Palette Recordings. Presented here is a 20 tracks collection of cuts from Tejada's back catalog; quite a few with longtime collaborator Arian Leviste. Most tracks featured were never previously available digitally. Highlights (and there's many) are: "Daydreaming Disaster" which goes for broken beat/nu jazz gone electro, funky and energetic hi-tech soul on "Music For Doubles" as well as "In A Free Lane" which is the kind of sexy deep house that could have found its way on to Poker Flat (which he's released on previously, too) sister label Dessous. If that wasn't, enough there is some heavy artillery from his very early days, such as the relentless stomper "Air Raid" which was a surprise highlight.

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