Wednesday, March 15, 2006


OK, this isn't exactly a proper post, in that there's nothing to download (coming very, very soon, I promise), but do read on...

Mr Soft's Current Top 10

1. GUI BORATTO - SOZINHO // K2 Seemingly named after some as-yet-unknown 12-year-old Brazilian player who's going to destroy us in the world cup, this is the better class of K2 record - sticky, tetchy minimalism that gets me right there...

2. BLACK STROBE - NAZI TRANCE FUCK OFF (HOLDEN REMIX) // CROSSTOWN REBELS Finally seeing the light of day, this is almost as good as I'd hoped for. Which is pretty fucking good.

3. AXEL BARTSCH - REDLIGHT // KOMPAKT Kompakt's rigorously assured place in the techno firmament means that some of their releases aren't getting the attention they deserved (if only they'd stop swamping us with take-it-or-leave-it K2 rekkids...)- this track is the kind of business I used to rely on Speicher for. Dangerously nice.

4. SUXUL MUSIC - FANCY (JOHN TEJADA REMIX) // SUXUL The sweetly promiscuous Johnny T rises above the one-dimensional jacking of his recent Poker Flat 12" to deliver some uncharacteristic sounds. Rollin', rollin', rollin', don't you know...

5. THE KLAXONS - GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (NIGHT MOVES REMIX) // NOIZE Ruthless, roof-busting indie/electro-house anthem, coming soon.

6. WESTEND GHETTO - GLITCHGIRLS EP // ADJUNCT Class four-tracker of 'boompty minimal' (c)Skull Juice 2006. Definitely worth a sniff.

7. M.A.N.D.Y. - SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (DUB) // GET PHYSICAL Mean dub of one of my favourite Get Phiz tracks to date; on the label's fourth anniversary (who the hell celebrates a fourth anniversary?) mix CD.

8. YO LA TENGO - I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE LP// MATADOR I've always rated the 'Tengo, but had never heard this album till very recently. Foolish of me.
9. TANGOTERJE - GET IT ON // SUPREME My favourite edit off Terje's Ironkuru mix gets a pressing - breezy disco-funk, getting in through the back door...
10. DEPECHE MODE - THE DARKEST STAR (HOLDEN DUB) // XL The kind of 'ting which reminds you why we all hold James H in such ludicrously high regard. More going on here than in my entire head last night. I was tired.


I have a new scheme, which I'd like you to participate in. Every Tuesday or Wednesday, from today onwards, I'll ask you - the dear, the gentle - what you're listening to and loving at the moment, and you can, if you wish, leave a comment or three at the bottom of the post with your suggestions, and, come the weekend, I'll compile the most interesting/popular/essential selections into what I hereby declare, the weekly TAPER's Chart. Is all this a wee bit magnanimous for a lowly techno blog? Almost certainly. But come on, let's try it. Get commenting...



Blogger Tot'z babouche said...

that's the least I can do to "thank you for the music"...

Coldcut - True Skool (Switch Mix)
AMAZING. (that's what I call a synthetic comment)

Trentemoller - Rykketid
just discovered this one-year old track with a huge build-up

Patrick Chardronnet - Eve by day
from late 2005, an over-the-average attempt for building a deep tek anthem. keep trying patrick!

Jeff Bennett - Which Is What (Kriece Remix) Australia meets Sweden. you could put many comments here on those respected artists. cannot be arsed.

very good, or else why should I mention it?

oh John drop some sugar on me!!
a little fun from electro's over-active jock. "moisty beats"??

the original's far better than Juri's mix IMHO

who made who - the loop
on Munich's Gomma records
sidetrack, deserves better

Skat - postcard
on French Karat minimal label

and if you haven't heard of "the quiet village project" yet on the already impressive WhateverWeWant records.. perfect remake of italo-disco! but will this genre revive on its 8O's assets? answer in the next episode (have an ear for Kelley Polar and Morgan Geist for spoilers..)

5:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

- As a local label I should really love Soma but they're very hit or miss. This is special though.

According to Juno it's just been repressed altough I've had it for ages on Bush (are they still going?). Billie Jean y'all.

IDM, glitchy breakiness. Very Boc. Very good.

The best track on the EP! Oooooh controversy! hehe

You CAN polish a turd!

There's a Justin Maxwell mix too but this one's the pick.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Totz - You can check out that Trentmoller track on the first 'Tape Me Out' mix that I did for our night. It's down as 'Part 2' on the blog but that's just cos they go better in sequence that way. Scroll down the January listings to check it out!

We've also been loving all the Quiet Village stuff. Bloody expensive records, mind! I'm sure there's a cheesy popular record sampled on each of them but I just can't put my finger on the tracks (particularly 'Can't Be Beat' and 'Pillow Talk'). Can anyone help out there? Check back for a track posting.

Blink - I've been hearing really good things of the Apparat mix of Fake. Any chance of a yousendit?

12:43 AM  
Blogger CJN said...

tape is famous now

2:27 AM  
Blogger Tot'z babouche said...

will chexk the mix thanx..

Pillowtalk's indeed more like a re-edit of the Alan Parson Project to me.
but the guitars would sound very familiar to a Dire Straits fan.

( fake's apparat mix? hard to find.. usendit: yummy!)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Jochen said...

my fav tunes for now, not all that recent, but i luvvv em ! random order

Tadeo - Granate Granada / CMYK Music

Ben Parris - Loose Impediments / Foundsound

Cosmic Sandwich - Man in a Box (Daso Remix) / My Best Friend

Tiefschwarz - Fly / Fine Rec

Tekel - Creteil Connexion / Initial Cuts

Teka - W.A.N.A. / Players Paradise

Break 3000 - Lights / My Best Friend

Who Made Who - Out the Door (Superdiscount remix) / Gomma

Pig and Dan - Micro Kitchen / Cocoon

The Knife - Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Circuits remix) / Rabid Records

That's it for now... thank you for the music!


3:27 PM  
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7:57 PM  
Blogger Blackest said...

blink, you're a legend

8:44 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Ditto - been clamouring for both of those for ages. Get this man a pint!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Mathias Vermeulen said...

4 tracks that make me go crazy at night...

1. Booka Shade - Darko (Get Physical)

2.Terence Fixmer - Running After Time (International Deejay Gigolo's)

3. The Knife - Silent Shout (Rabid)

4.Ellen Allien & Apparat - Floating Points (Bpitch)

... and one LP that makes me cry.

Kaito - Hundred Million Light Years LP (Kompakt)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Mathias Vermeulen said...

OK, i'll include the dirtyness of Oliver Huntemanns 'Radio' as well.

5:42 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

okey-dokey heres my latest Chart then. alot of dave taylor stuff here, but hes done loads lately, and frankly: Im addicted.

Herve - I'm Mo Try (Dubsided)
New to the dubsided lineup, great addition!

Sharon Phillips - Want 2 Need 2(Switch Remix) (Brickhouse)
If Trentemoller's mix wasnt good enough, you will love Switch's Stomper!

Induceve - Stay Cool (Dubsided)
Dave Taylor & Jesse Rose present their latest EP, title track 'Warehouse Shit' is one to look for too!

Solid Groove & Sinden - Gotta Get Up (Counterfeet)
Very rare White EP, with some productions with Graeme Sinden, and some urban stuff under the names A. Brucker & Sinden

Radio Slave - My Bleep (Rekid)
Matt Edwards latest production, nice to hear some more originals rather than remixes from the Slave.

Coldcut - True Skool (Switch Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Roots Manuva's vocals and Taylor's production fit like hand to glove.

Edu K - Sex-O-Matic (Solid Groove Remix)(Man Recordings)
On Germany's Man recordings, the original is absoulte shite, but Taylor saves the day yet again with a great remix, with some crazy German vocals (i think its german anyway)

Izit? - Heavy What? (Honkey Version) (Made To Play)
Jesse Rose's label, put out release no.3 . here Rose & Ex-Switch man Trevor Loveys, provide 4 different versions to the track 'Heavy What?', my favourite being this mix though, its got some cheeky banjo samples. Classic.

Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-Dub) (679 Recordings)
Im not just a Switch nutter. I love indie too, and here Riton bridges the gap for me with an awesome re-dub of this track from the Mystery Jets.

New Order - Regeret (Tocadisco Dub) (New State Recordings)
Was a bit weary of Tocadisco at first... thought their stuff was a bit to mainstream for me... but this dub is good stuff.

some more info on me Here

12:38 AM  
Blogger rmd said...

just a couple of things...

minilogue – the girl from botany bay

my my – serpentine

hot chip – over and over (justus köhncke mix) (justus's awful pun amuses me way more than it should)

and an old track (but new to me),
chris & cosey – walking through heaven

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man, you should get some better education - so you think the vocals dave taylor uses for his "sex-o-matic" mix are german? you probably didnt buy the vinyl, did you? then you maybe wouldve found out that this is from brazil, dude! thats what people call baile funk.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

We've also been loving all the Quiet Village stuff. Bloody expensive records, mind! I'm sure there's a cheesy popular record sampled on each of them but I just can't put my finger on the tracks (particularly 'Can't Be Beat' and 'Pillow Talk'). Can anyone help out there? Check back for a track posting.

10:22 PM  

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