Musical Tasting #4: Italy @ Syndicat Gourmet (Sibiu) 09.02.2018

Musical Tasting is a series of events, a collaboration between Asociatia My Transylvania and The Hipodrome Of Music, aiming to promote countries, regions and their musical genres, combining auditions with traditional recipes from the area, cooked with as many local and seasonal ingredients. We will have musical and culinary trips in Turkey, South Africa, Italy, Lebanon, Germany, Belgium, Cuba, Israel Greece or Romania.

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Musical Tasting #4: Italy @ Syndicat Gourmet (Sibiu) 09.02.2018

VA – Metro Jaxx Vol. 1 [BV24]

Six tracker of jacking acid house and warehouse rave music for dancing to. Four to the floor goodness from Planet Mu hardware don Chevron, Granary 12 (new Scottish duo featuring Steven Simpson of 10 Pills Mate fame), Heka Trax boss Nightwave, UK electro rave heavyweight Matt Whitehead, Balkan label owners Posthuman, and Han Do Jin – new moniker of Rag & Bone’s Warlock. No need for more blurb, just listen to the tracks.

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VA – Metro Jaxx Vol. 1 [BV24]

VA – Unknown Data Set [PHZ001]

Nice collection of adventurous electro and dreamy house tracks. The unlikelihood of being alive warrants expression. In the increasingly digital universe we are tangibly intertwined yet phenomenally disconnected. This creation of soundscapes defines dream-like iterations of a post-Internet reality and is uncanny in its ability to quintessentially emulate potential futuristic states of being. It induces the uniqueness and highly emotive aspects of undefined existences. It is raw and purposeful. Potatoheadz is a Melbourne-based, DIY label created by Nipuna, Leon Wan & Sam Sedgwick. It is dedicated to the dispersion of local and international music focused on innovative artistry. “Unknown Data Set” is their first record and third release featuring the music of various artists.

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VA – Unknown Data Set [PHZ001]

Helltown Acid Militia – Spaced Out In Sweden EP [RE30302]

The jam starts with “Orange Sunshine” (doesn’t it always) Of course as usual it takes a while to kick in and by the time it does it’s obvious Helltown Acid Militia are back with their time warping spaceship. By the second track “Still Turning” the fog clears a little, but there are still echoes of a time past, what is it can’t quite put my finger on it… On the flip we are met with chunky 909 rhythms in “More Important”, because what’s more important than a 909 rhythm track For the final outing “Broadcast” (which may be the real hidden gem here) the tempo drops and there’s chord stabs, strings and talk of UFOs. Its at this point that you realise that the label on the record has a picture of Mitzi the cat, in a space suit, holding a white 303. This acid really is a trip.

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Helltown Acid Militia – Spaced Out In Sweden EP [RE30302]