Qnete – Play-Doh Stories [777_15]

‘Hello, I am Qnete and these are my Play-Doh Stories. Some of them are already three years old and it feels like I’ve become somewhat of a different person since then. Still, I like to listen to them from time to time, thinking of how I was back then, reminding me of what helped shape me, what helped me become who I am now. Sometimes, I also get the feeling that it is not me who wrote the stories. They seem to seem unknown to me, just like they seem to you, because you are not me. Then I listen, and I know again.’

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Qnete – Play-Doh Stories [777_15]

VA – Internal Affairs: The Remixes [777-10]

Ron Wilson’s 777 serves up more raw and rusty house jams on a new various artists sampler entitled Internal Affairs: this is serious! On the A side is newcomer Brighton with “Tesla” (Leaves Remix), while Frankfurt’s Orson Wells gives us “Ratio” where Saarbruckens finest: Roger 23 gets on the remix and delivers a lush deep acid rendition this side of Tin Man. On the flip, Leaves returns with the impressive “Third Floor” getting an awesome remix by Pablo Mateo; working those drum computers to impressive effect as always. Finally, Orson Wells stays on too; working the nightshift on his remix for Glyn’s “Kevin Lomax” and giving it a lo-fi, neon lit makeover that will appeal to retroverts dancing well into the morning at Robert Johnson next Sunday morning.

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VA – Internal Affairs: The Remixes [777-10]

Seixlack – Vulto [777006]

Grainy and overdriven machine house from Brazil on Berlin label 777 which sounds like it’s been recorded from tape. This stuff is properly dirty in a seriously lo-fi way… First track “Charlie” is dirty techno punk using a rusty pawn shop drum machine pattern and backed by growling black metal guitar feedback; pretty serious! Next up “Mini Folia” clangs and clatters about the shop with a skipping and antagonising melody plus more overdriven guitar grunt in the background. On the flip “Metados” is more uplifting and dare we say… soulful? This melancholic deep house number still packs some punch with its overdriven kick and bumping bassline though, don’t worry. Finally “Damas” is one more underground basement jam; a driving vintage groove with equals parts emotion and machine hiss and squeal!

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Seixlack – Vulto [777006]