Monday, June 10, 2013

baze.djunkiii Charts 06/2013

01. Rolf Maier Bode - Twenty Thirteen [Rolf Maier Bode]
This one's not a blast. It's a megablast! Totally surprised that Rolf Maier Bode, half of the uber-legendary Rave act RMB, is still around and doing things. I never denied that I'm a huge fan of his 1993-1995 years with anthems like "Heaven And Hell", "Experience", "Universe Of Love" and way more that made crowds going bonkers on each and every dancefloor in that era. So I was really thrilled when this one was sitting in my P.O. box more recently and it was yet the first tune that was giving me the goosebumps again as it's all back for me after all these years. Sure, the tempo isn't on high speed no more as it used to be but it seems like Rolf Maier Bode never lost his feel for huge tunes and big emotions at all. No matter if it's the sweet, innocent vocals or the epic string arrangements, the massive breakdowns, nice pianos or his thing for seductive, Pop-touching melodies... this one is R-A-V-E quantum leaped into 2013 and I don't give a fuck about anyone complaining that this ain't or can't be credible in the so-called underground. Fuck MNML, fuck the New Wave Techno scene big time - this guy on a huge stage with fog, lasers and strobelights is able to set dancefloors on fire and kill ketamine ravers with only one sound. Killer!

02. Frittenbude - Abschaffen [Audiolith Promo]
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03. Xxxy - Progression / Thinking Bout [Ten Thousand Yen]
Ten Thousand Yen is one of my favorite Future Garage imprints for a reason since I discovered their early 10"es back in 2010. Whilst "Progression" rides on a 4/4-driven, kinda technoid scifi vibe with deep 'troity strings and a cold, ever evolving motif that is not that spectacular but surely remarkable as it seems to be stuck in your brain after the initial contact, triggering your reward centre like the bell does with pavlovian dogs. The flipside serves a more electroid vibe with sub-heavy basslines and a very special kind of future swing that makes this one one of the most seductive Future Garage tunes these days. Killer.

04. Rampue - Mama Was A Progrocker [Audiolith Promo]
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05. Napalm Def - Tigers [Hirntrust Grind Media Promo]
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06. Joney - Illowhead [Audiolith Promo]
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07. Julien Bracht / Martyne / Bodin  [TRAFFIC001 Whitelabel]
This one's deep. Two very skeletal and kinda mystical, fever'ish Dubstep variations on this whitelabel 12" which provides rarely any info on where the new TRAFFIC label comes from or what their basic natural surroundings are all about. But one thing's for sure - they've been listening to the 2007/08 sound of Bristols' Peverelist very closely and bring that long missed vibe back for 2013, mixed with a few Sublow / Dark Garage references on the B-side. Totally good.

08. Stiff Little Spinners Volume 3 [Audiolith Promo]
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09. Foremost Poets - Reasons To Be Dismal? [Poker Flat Recordings 139 Promo]
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10. Saalschutz - Nichtsnutz [Audiolith Promo]
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