Saturday, February 04, 2017

baze.djunkiii Charts 02/2017

01. Peder Mannerfelt - Black Holes, Or How We Lost Solidarity [Hinge Finger]
What a killer, this one is! Peder Mannerfelt devastates dancefloors with four tracks, of which especially the opening tune "Cry To Your Soul" presents a new take on Industrial Rave through amalgamating abstract, Noize-induced Rhythm Industrial sequences, Broken Techno and super cheesy Happy Hardcore-piano lines which at first don't seem to fall in place just right but turn out to be one of the greatest and most unexpected anthems of our modern days. Another one to watch out for on this banger is "Clear Eyes, Full Heart" - a massive fusion of hard stomping Techno as well as basslines and samples taken from the darkest vaults of SpeedGarage, Niche and 4/4 bass music. Mayhem!

02. Robert Armani - Lumberyard Disco Traxx [Don't Recordings 033]
This is raw! A compilation of four hard hitting underground House tracks produced by Chicago-staple Robert Armani, dug up and remastered from the archives of the Dance Mania and ACV labels for ultimate dancefloor devastation. This is what we love, this is what we want.

03. Hainbach - Shrines [self-released tape]
See review for details...

04. DJ Earl - Open Your Eyes [Teklife Records 002]
What a killer album coming from Chicago's DJ Earl who's bringing us eight tracks of straight up Juke, produced in cooperation with the likes of Moondoctor, OPN, DJ Manny, DJ Taye and Suzi Analogue here. The opener "Smoking Reggie" directly beams us into the future, introducing a futuristic, super tense crime scene vibe, "Smoke Dat Green" comes across in a more relaxed, yet thrilling manner, "Lotta A$$" is as polyrhythmic as Juke can ever get and "Fukk It Up" caters quite a bit of Smokers Funk to buzzing dancefloor sessions. On the flip we've got "Rachett", another futuristic smokers anthem which brings in a killer synth melody, "Drumatic" is the blueprint of climactic peaktime drama on every Juke floor and defo the most ecstatic cut featured on "Open Your Eyes", "Let's Work" abuses a classic vocal sample well-known to all House music lovers to a great  effect and adds sweet bits of urban melancholia for late night sets and finally "All Inn" fuses deep, mystic vibes and complex melodic bits with a certain influence from the genres dark side to set all dancers in motion. Recommended.

05. Taso - New Start [Teklife Records 003]

The Teklife-crew is busy as ever, bringing us the vinyl album debut of their longtime member Taso who is working solo here as well as collaborating with the likes of DJ Rashad, DJ Earl, DJ Manny, Gant-Man and the whole posse. Especially the title track "New Start" sticks out here as it introduces halftime Juke with a very special approach to vocal abuse which evokes memories of the good old days of Jungle whilst "Don't Get Mad" brings in more of an original GhettoBass vibe, "Bussin" pay homage to the early days of Drum'n'Bass kind of, "Murda Bass" branches out into classic, bassheavy and surely bad ass Dubstep and "Da Capo Al Coda" focuses on a hyper dope, kinda Instrumental HipHop-beat to rock floors for a reason. Good stuff, this.

06. Olivia Louvel - Data Regina [Cat Werk Imprint 011]
See review for details...

07. Microtub - Bite Of The Orange [Sofa Music]
See review for details...

08. Bvdub - Yours Are Stories Of Sadness [Sound In Silence 034]
See review for details...

09. Splinter Orchestra - Mungo [Splitrec 027]
See review for details...

10. Muddersten - Karpatklokke [
Sofa Music]
See review for details... 


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