Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Hot Shit

Is it Tuesday night already? Well then, it looks like you lucky people have got another two hours of quality tuneage lined up for yourselves. There's lots of fresh stuff for you this week (hence the hastily chosen show title), so I'll just reveal the tracklisting and let you salivate in anticipation. As usual, the show goes out at 1am GMT tonight, so get your browsers pointed over to Viva Radio and get grooving!

TAPE Radio - Show #17: 'Hot Shit'
1) Bebel Gilberto - Bring Back The Love (Mungolian Jet Set Main Mix) // CD-R
2) Goat Dance - Goat Dance // Bear Entertainment
3) Dorfmeister vs. MDLA - Boogie No More (Reverso 68 Remix) // G-Stone
4) SWAG - Hot Gloves (Bakazou Remix) // Battle
5) Art Of Tones - Praise // 20:20 Vision
6) Trans Mania - Boing Boom Jack (Alexander Robotnick Remix) // Gomma
7) Fairmont - Pavilion // Bpitch Control
8) Mala - Hunter // DMZ
9) Caspa - For The Kids // Dub Police
10) Riton - Hammer Of Thor (Roman Flugel Remix) // Souvenir
11) Faze Action - In The Trees (Carl Craig Remix) // CD-R
12) Shonky - Horizontal Moon // Freak'n'Chic
13) Minilogue - Birdsong // Wagon Repair
14) Pantha Du Prince - Saturn Strobe // Dial
15) Mari Boine - Voui Voui Mu (Henrik Schwarz Remix) // Universal Jazz
16) Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Long Vox Mix) // CD-R

Listen:
TAPE Radio - Show #17: ' Hot Shit'

Bebel Gilberto - Bring Back The Love (Mungolian Jet Set Main Mix) // CD-R
Don't ask me when this is going to see the light of day because I've got absolutely no idea at all. As expected, its a lengthy beefed up cosmic workout courtesy of the MJS lads, but with a vibe more akin to their debut LP 'Beauty Came To Us In Stone' than their extensions of Lindstrom and LSB. Now can someone please explain to me why on Earth both the MJS and Mudd LPs haven't dropped in the UK yet? We're waiting....

Goat Dance - Goat Dance // Bear Entertainment
As if you didn't know already, Goat Dance is one of Dean Meredith's (Chicken Lips) pseudonyms, and it's the one that he seems to be producing his most engaging material with. Grinding bass, wonky fx, and enough percussive treats up its sleeve to keep your attention for the whole duration.

Dorfmeister vs. MDLA - Boogie No More (Reverso 68 Remix) // G-Stone
Pete Herbert comes up with the disco boogie goods for Peter Kruder's G-Stone label (look out for October's 'Invitation' on the label later this year). Irresistably louche, yet simultaneously dancefloor friendly; it's perfect warm-up fodder for the floor.

SWAG - Hot Gloves (Bakazou Remix) // Battle
Some of you may have already picked up the Battle 12" which features the originals, and now it's time for SWAG and Bakazou (Pete Herbert again) to take pops at each other's tracks. At least this time both of the producers could be arsed to get their efforts in on time, right Hans Peter? It opens with a driving bassline and plinking tech-housey effects, before it explodes into the original's bouncing bass. Prepare the dancefloor for detonation.

Art Of Tones - Praise // 20:20 Vision
I've been following the Art Of Tones releases quite devoutly ever since 'Van Again' dropped early last year, and this one's definitely not a disappointment after the sheer quality of the last two (check out part two's 'Lions Gate' at the start of my 'This Is Mutant Pop' mix). Their identity still hasn't been unearthed, but my money's on it being the Spirit Catcher boys, what with the 20:20 affiliation and the squelchy italo-house vibes.

Trans Mania - Boing Boom Jack (Alexander Robotnick Remix) // Gomma
Slightly uncharacteristic for what we're used to from Alexander, as he takes the tripped out boompty acid original and twists it into an acid-disco monster. Loping drums are introduced, and the original's sounds are given the perfect amount of space to breathe in this rare remix outing for the living legend that is Robotnick. More please!

Fairmont - Pavilion // Bpitch Control
After 12" outings for Border Community (the majestic Gazebo still gets play round at TAPE Towers), Echocord, and Playmade, Jake Fairley lends his production talents to Bpitch's latest Camping compilation with a short, foreboding piece that combines dark, trancey synths with eerie twitching percussion to create a fantastically sturdy builder of a track.

Mala - Hunter // DMZ
This cut can be found on the flip to his eagerly awaited 'Burry Da Bwoy', but I must say that I actually prefer this to the A-side. Stop-start subsonics accompany its incredibly intricate percussion, while the paranoid synth line stalks the low-frequency debris. With 'Left Leg Out', he has quite a record to follow, and I think the boy might have just done it.

Caspa - For The Kids // Dub Police
Last year, if someone had told you that they'd heard a killer dubstep track that sampled Willy Wonka, you'd probably tell them to stop smoking so much crack. This is, however, exactly what Caspa has done as he marries the sample to a huge monotonal bassline and superbly rasping beats. One for the psychedelic bass freaks, methinks.

Riton - Hammer Of Thor (Roman Flugel Remix) // Souvenir
We've been theorising about the dubstep-techno crossover for a while now, but there haven't been too many examples of cross pollination (apart from maybe Mala or Andy Stott) to pick up on. I'm sure this'll be the first of many that 2007 will bring, as Flugel takes Riton's original (which featured on Tiefschwarz's Fabric mix, tunespotters) and unleashes the super heavy stepping drums, adds plenty of stacatto bass wobble, and sprinkles the bleeps generously over what is sure to become a big track in the boxes of electro-house and techno DJs alike. Whether the dubsteppers will warm to it is a totally different kettle of fish...

Faze Action - In The Trees (Carl Craig Remix) // CD-R
It's got to the stage where each new Carl Craig remix is treated with sure anticipation it's almost ridiculous, but if the big man can keep his levels of quality control (even that Xpress 2 remix was great instrumentally, no matter how oikish Rob Harvey's vocals were) at the same level as they are right now, I don't see that changing. His reworking of Faze Action's 'In The Trees' (originally released back in '96 on Nuphonic) essentially strips things back to basics, using the scuzzy synth and bassline to chug things into 'rave monster' territory. With this being a Carl Craig remix, they're subtly modulated until the track hits its stunning peak that'll rouse the most nonchelant of revellers, before it all gives way to the pensive string section that we know from the original. In a word... massive.

Shonky - Horizontal Moon // Freak'n'Chic
What with his productions alongside Jennifer Cardini on Mobilee (and as remixers on Crosstown Rebels), and top class solo outings on Sub Static and Resopal, it seems like Shonky is one of 2007's new bright techno stars. Here the Frenchman appears back on the label that unveiled his talents back in 2005 with three solid tracks, cut from the same streamlined wonk as usual. On 'Horizontal Moon', ethereal intertwining bleeps are laid over a irresistable relentless bassline to conjure up a slice of pure afterhours magic.

Minilogue - Birdsong // Wagon Repair
Mr Soft's already been waxing lyrically about the accompanying A-side to this track ('Elephant's Parade' - which with it's meandering bassline and thundering drop, is great, but far from 2007's track of the year so far), but I've found more favour with 'Birdsong'. Subtle Detriot-ish synths remain throughout as the track mutates hypnotically, before dropping down to reveal a wonderfully sparse idiosyncratic synth line and building back up with a subtle percussive change. Be warned - do not drop this at peak time!

Pantha Du Prince - Saturn Strobe // Dial
Taken from his 'This Bliss' LP (already lauded by some as the electronic album that'll make waves this year), 'Saturn Strobe' is a track that purifies the spirit of the Dial label into seven and a half minutes of engaging and uplifting melancholy. Sweeping strings dominate the track before the slightly jarring (in a good way!) bassline enters, taking the track to a totally new plane. This bliss, indeed.

Mari Boine - Voui Voui Mu (Henrik Schwarz Remix) // Universal Jazz
So you wait for a bus... Henrik's been a little quiet on the production front of late, but all of a sudden two of his remixes come out in the same week. This one's the choice pick of the two (the other being a remix of Kraak & Smaak's 'No Sun In The Sky'), with its powerfully deep kick and spacious chords propelling us lot in Tape Towers to the deep house dancefloor in the sky. Trance-inducing, E-fuelled lushiousness. Nice.

Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Long Vox Mix) // CD-R
With his and Al Usher's 'Trauermusik' currently doing the business on strung out dancefloors worldwide, and this stunning little number coming up, it seems like Ewan Pearson's finally realising his true studio potential. A faintly Bjork-esque vocal from Tidwell rides another one of Ewan's 'disco odysseys', journeying from its atonal minimal beginnings to epic, heartfelt synth symphony and back without stalling its hypnotic groove. Expect the Panoramabar shutters to be opened to this regularly within the next few months.

So there we go for another week. Hope you enjoyed the programming. Until next time!

12 Comments:

Anonymous epm said...

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10:16 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

In a word... yes.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of an MP3 of the Cortney Tidwell track? I've been playing the short mix up on Ewan's Myspace over and over and over again.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Bleedin heck... I put up 2 hours if upfront tuneage and on top of that write a couple of thousand supplementary words and that's still not enough for you guys?

Regarding the Pearson mix of Tidwell, I still don't know enough about the release date to time an mp3 posting correctly. If I get enough people pestering me I might just post it at 56/96kbps sometime over the next week. Of course I'm not advocating this but if you're so desperate then you can always find a way to rip the live audio from the radio show. Ask around on a few forums and I'm sure you'll find out how to do it.

In the meantime, hold tight and you should get a couple of juicy nuggets later this week...

...plus, we recorded Matthew Styles' set from Saturday, so that should find it's way onto the blog in a few weeks as well.

2:57 AM  
Blogger theo said...

The Cortney Remix is going to be released digitally on Ever Records in march. check http://everrecords/cortneytidwell for more info.

Glad you guys are feeling it though...was a really nice surprise to see the song on this site already! Love that carl craig remix..

9:29 PM  
Blogger Sell By Dave said...

Some good selections there Mr Carnage. Glad to see my digging is of use ;)

Both the Ewan mix of Cortney Tidwell (which we made Top Tune on the house page of iDJ) and the Carl Craig version of Faze Action (erm, also highly recommended in iDJ) are massive.

Just had a bumper package of stuff from Permanent Vacation. They're releasing an Ilya Santana 12" soon that's very nice in an analogue balearic disco kinda way. Expect to see it make its way onto that exclusive Tape mix I've been promising you (which, incidentally, will be finished soon....)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Looking forward to that mix, boss! You and your free records, eh? I'm not jealous... honest!

6:16 PM  
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Regarding the Pearson mix of Tidwell, I still don't know enough about the release date to time an mp3 posting correctly. If I get enough people pestering me I might just post it at 56/96kbps sometime over the next week. Of course I'm not advocating this but if you're so desperate then you can always find a way to rip the live audio from the radio show. Ask around on a few forums and I'm sure you'll find out how to do it..

8:58 PM  
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