Zürich-based band Saalschutz are about to release their new album "...Macht's Möglich" on Hamburg's ZickZack
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- a furious & funny twelve track journey through trash-flavored ElectroPunk/-Clash, some ItaloDisco- and - especially talkin' "Defendin' Disco Dancin'" here - even EuroDance-influences, funny skits, german lyrics and dada'esque humor, an amalgamation of weirdness resulting in heavy party music, anthemic hooklines and pure energy. Maybe a bit too strange for pure homelistening but perfect for alcohol-fueled dancefloors predestined for a live show experience. Watch out for tour dates if you're a fan of Mediengruppe Telekommander and the likes of.
Things they are all changin'. A perfect quote to describe the sound of the new and upcoming "Poker Flat
Volume 5 - Bets'n'Bluffs" double CD on Steve Bug's very own imprint which perfectly proves the development within the labels
' sound throughout the last year and a bit which grew from ultra-functional, mostly Chicago-influenced track style into a more fragmented, complex and deeper style that, at least at some points, even includes a string arrangements that might be considered close to what's named as NeoTrance these days - see Märtini Brös.' "Spoonful Of Lovin" as example here . While CD1 compiled by Mr. Brügesch himself retrospects the last like 16 singles and features, apart from exclusives of Guido Schneider ft. Florian Schirmacher and Paris-based fresh face Phillipe Autuori, great tunes like Martin Landsky's "Back (Go For The)" - one of Poker Flats
best releases in the past year which never left my case since its first day of release - as full unmixed versions it's Martin Landsky's excellent 13-track DJ-mix served on CD2 which adds that bit of extra spice to a good compilation that transforms it into an extraordinary one. Featuring 4 exclusives that are, amongst the 2 delivered on CD 1, to be featured on the forthcoming 2x12" pack his selection of tracks is one of the most thrilling around these days, perfectly reflecting the sound of a proppa night out - deep, dark, hypnotic and trippy. Especially the exclusive collaboration of Steve Bug & Cle entitled "Onehundredandthree Eggs" stands out as the top track of the mix and is more than a good reason to purchase the vinyl edition alongside the CD album. 100% recommended and no bluffs to be found.
Manfred Reckers a.k.a. eVADE is responsible for cat.no. 024 of Pharmacom Records
, which has been released recently under the name of "The Razorback E.P." and serves seven tunes, that can be filed under the flag of nice, chilled Electronica accompanied by a few harsh rhythm structures that keep all tracks away from being too mellow and moody. As it is eVADE's style a bit of like oldskool'ish, retro flavor is to be found here too but isn't it this for what we like him for?