Monday, January 03, 2011

baze.djunkiii charts 01/2011

01. Didz & Chico - Something New / C.R.S.T. - Roulette [Ten Thousand Yen 004]
More top notch shit from my favorite 10" Future Garage imprint named Ten Thousand Yen. Whilst "Something New" is a fusion of classic UK Garage and Speed Garage featuring sweet vocal snippets and housey chords, C.R.S.T. manages to serve a similar fusion plus bringing influences from the flourishing UK Funky-scene into this mix with his track named "Roulette" which is my personal favorite out of these two.

02. Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Bird, Lake, Objects [Faitiche 003]
Deep Listening Music is the term that somehow describes best what is to be expected from this LP on Jan Jelinek's own Faitiche-imprint. A conceptual release for sure if one likes to refer to the liner notes unvealing insights of the recording process, but also one that can be well appreciated without knowing these details. Recommended to those who love their experimental, score'esque music as well as their so-called Pop Ambient. Somewhat in between, nice, deep and not kitschy at all.

03. Flow - Travel 01 [Shamans Records]
Not too sure how to file this 12" stylewise but I guess that Tribecore might be the term of choice. TribeTekno with an edge of Hardcore, very uptempo compared to other Tribe-releases and each track is fully packed with nice little gimmicks, scratches, samples and other studio wizzardry. Good start for a new label.

04. Langenberg - Planitz Proposals [Mildpitch 008]
It's been a while since Langenberg has been putting out some tracks that really touched me but these three, quality crafted and somewhere in between of chilled, floating but still hypnotic DeepHouse and pumping DubTechno see him back on a level that's top notch.

05. Instra:Mental - Voyeur [Disfigured Dubz 011]
Quite a surprise and not what I'd necessarily expect from a release on Skream's very own Disfigured Dubz-imprint. Instra:mental serving a piece of classic Electro music with dark'ish, psyched-out vocals that can easily stand up to classics like Anthony Rother's "Red Light District" or other tunes of that era. Not too sure whether the Dubstep-audience can handle this tune but for all those who love the cold, sci-fi sound of proper Electro "Voyeur" is quite a must have. To be found on the flip there's a Dubstep-tune named "Like A Bird" by Von D's Riskotheque which is just not my style but Instra:mental's tune alone is worth purchasing this 12".

06. Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits [Amha Records / L'Arome Productions]
Originally released in 2003 on the french re-issue label L'Arome Productions, specialised in Ethio Jazz and Brazilian music, "Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits" has been repressed in late 2010 and showcases 10 tracks of Ethiopian Jazz recorded from 1969 to 1972. Eight out of these ten tracks have either be written or arranged by Mulatu Astatke, one of the most influential musicians hailing from Ethiopia.

07. Kenny Dope presents The Bucketheads - The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) [Decks Classix 005]
Without a doubt this is one of the classic tracks a whole generation of clubbers danced their asses off to, a true anthem based upon samples taken from Chicago's "Street Player" and for sure a big success for Mr. Kenny Dope. For some reason I never got hold of an original copy back then and so I'm happy to add this re-issue to my collection which I'll include into future sets quite regularly as I really love this tune not only for being nostalgic.

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