Guest TAPEr's Chart: Axel Bartsch (Sportclub / Kompakt)
You'll know Axel Bartsch (pictured above) for his dancefloor-melting, dark-as-hell 'Galaxy' which came out on Speicher last year, backed up by Mathew Jonson & The Mole's seminal 'Dirt Road and A Boat From Soundwave'. Since then, he's released on Kompakt proper, set up his Sportclub label (check out 'Raubertochter' if you haven't already), and generally made a rather fine name for himself. This month sees another offering from Axel on Kompakt Extra, Speicher 41; and a new EP, Distance, from Brian Cares on Sportclub. Both absolutely spiffing, of course. Here, for now, is Axel's list of his current favourite tunes.
Axel Bartsch: Current Top 10
1. BRIAN CARES - REACH YOUR HANDS OUT // SPORTCLUB
2. RUEDE HAGELSTEIN - DOG VS DOG II // LEBENSFREUDE
3. AXEL BARTSCH - SPEICHER 41 // KOMPAKT EXTRA
4. FRANCO ZEIGER - FACETTEN // SPORTCLUB
5. SLEEPERTHIEF - FULL OF YOU // MOBILEE
6. MATHIAS KADEN - PENTATON (ONUR OZER REMIX) // VAKANT
7. GUI BORATTO - CHROMOPHOBIA // KOMPAKT
8. GUY J & SAHAR Z - HAZUI // ELECTRIBE
9. DASO - DOTT // CONNAISSEUR RECORDINGS
10. SWEET N CANDY - DIRTY GOTCHES // DUMB UNIT
p.s. We're sooo close to getting the internet installed at home; and when we do, you'll know about it - in the form of many, many mp3s.