Friday, October 21, 2005

Longplay love v 7.0

Straight outta Vienna's Dub Club @ Flex which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and therefore is the longest running monday's weekly in Austria or even continental Europe dealing with the whole spectrum of Broken Beats and Dub comes a new compilation named "Dub Club - Straight From The Floor". This one is to be released on the infamous G-Stone Recordings on november 18th and can be referred to as a proper sureshot, a must have for... whom? Guess this one's for everyone interested in Dub-/Ragga-related music, Breakbeats and/or Downtempo, deep basslines or - if you don't like to hop on micro-genre-bandwagons - good music. Featuring the likes of Stereotyp, Markus Kienzl ft. Paul St. Hilaire (...also known to many as Tikiman), Pressure Drop Soundsystem, OMFO, Bus ft. Ras T-Weed and more lined up for contributions plus Roots Manuva spreading introductionary words as well as Drum'n'Bass newbreed XRS on remix duty for Roberto Carlos there ain't no chance for even one bad or average track to slip in, just top notch for each and every genre being taken care of. Bonus feature: all tracks are unmixed, so one's able to enjoy the whole production from beginning to end instead of hurrying through a DJ-driven tour de force which - in some cases that is - tends to be a "look how fast I can mix through shitloads of tracks"-thingy from time to time. BigUp to all Dub Club-crew for making the effort of putting together this brillant piece and... happy birthday!

Ever heard of Parov Stelar? No? Me neither and due to this you're not alone. Anyway, this guy is to put out his new album "Seven And Storm" on Etage Noir Recordings also on november 18th, which seems somehow to be a day of good albums scheduled to be in store. To be honest I've been kind of a skeptic when I opened the envelope sitting in my P.O. box a few days ago due to the artwork being a bit too minimal, too jazz, too artsy, too cinematic at the same time. An artwork which might attract hip student geezers, nerd ad-business persons and death cool art intellectuals looking for "something special"... . Musical ingredients are special indeed but nice anyway. Kinda deep, jazz-orientated stuff, organic Downtempo-tunes - some instrumental and some featuring vocalists, very loungy inna positive sense and it sounds like played with a live band and not put together in front of a computer, based on samples of old Jazz records. Music for autumn afternoons.


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