Charts of pleasure
Mr Soft's Current Faves
1. THE KLAXONS - GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (NIGHT MOVES REMIX) // CDR
Believe me - you'll be hearing a lot of this in the coming months. Can't get enough of it - makes me feel like I'm 21 again, and I'm only 22 innit....
2. RLF - UNKNOWN // CDR
Amazing, electro/dubstep/indefinable bass excursions from UK-based Ralph - one to watch.
3. ROMAN FLUGEL & CHRISTOPHER DELL - SUPERSTRUCTURES // LABORATORY INSTINCT
Seriously serious tech-jazz soundscapes from Deutschland
4. ELLEN ALLIEN & APPARAT - JET // BPITCH CONTROL
Dreamy, post-Border Community techno-pop, made to accompany the winter sun
5. REYNOLD - FOR HOUSE (MAGDA REMIX) // SUSHITECH PURPLE
Dubby, Magda-style minimalism from...Magda!
6. BOOKA SHADE - IN WHITE ROOMS // GET PHYSICAL
A rip-off of 'Mandarine Girl' by the people who made 'Mandarine Girl'. Sickly sweet, impeccably programmed...a guaranteed summer smash. Enjoy it while you can.
7. DOMINIK EULBERG - POTZBLITZ & DONNERWETTER // COCOON
Supreme, micro-trance Eulbergism from last summer's 'Cocoon E' compilation.
8. APHEX TWIN - SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS '85-'92 LP// WARP
About every four months, this is ripe for rediscovery. So good....
9. JESSE ROSE - YOU'RE ALL OVER MY HEAD // DUBSIDED
Guilty, beefy pleasure.
10. UFFIE - READY TO UFF (MR OIZO REMIX) // ED BANGER
J'adore le oizo hip-house func
'Hype' Chart: wondrous things, yet to come
1. DAFT PUNK - THE BRAINWASHER (EROL ALKAN'S HORRORHOUSE DUB)
- Not to mention his mix of Hot Chip. Can he top 'Do You Want To'?
2. DARK WATER - BIG CITY / JAMES HOLDEN - AT THE CONTROLS CD
New Border Community 12" and the '06 Holden manifesto (inc. his long-awaited, and probably underwhelming [my expectations are LUDICROUSLY high], mix of Black Strobe). Keep it comming, proggers
3. DAMIAN LAZARUS & MATT STYLES - GET LOST
Due some time in the next few months, Lazarus describes this, with typical modesty, as the mix album to end all mix albums. Come on then...
4. DELIA & GAVIN - REVELEE (CARL CRAIG REMIX)
At first I was charmed, but now Tim Sweeney's chatter is starting to annoy. Headed our way with a DFA mix on the flip very fucking soon...
5. RICARDO VILLALOBOS - FABRIC CD
This was announced a long, long time ago. Finally, it seems it'll see the light of day. Which is more than can be said for Villalobos.
6. BOOKA SHADE - MOVEMENTS LP
Ok, we've heard it, and it's really good. Now I'm interested to see what the impact is...
7. TIEFSCHWARZ - DAMAGE (M.A.N.D.Y REMIX)
Odds on to be rather smart
8. NEW AME 12"
Where do they go from 'Rej'?
9. THE KLAXONS - GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (NIGHT MOVES REMIX)
As you may have gathered from my psychotic championing, this deserves to be big
10. THE NEXT BIG THING
Bit of a cop-out. But seriously - any ideas?