Futureboogie Recordings is calling time after ten years with a 20-track compilation that sums up the sound of the lovingly curated Bristol label. From throbbing arps and noirish guitar twangs to errant analogue blips and ceaseless, rolling grooves, it’s a different sound to what you might have heard five years back on the Summer Riot IV compilation, and certainly a long way from the early days. Consider Futureboogie 10² an ode to evolution as much as a toast to all the great tracks and the family of artists that have passed through the wide-reaching Futureboogie sphere since before the label was even a sparkle in the disco ball.
Shubaka 03 comes pushing hard. Dj Nature, the legendary Milo Johnson from 90´s NYC scene, is here at his best, with a magical downtempo house track with a crispy bass line, and mystery keys. Damon Lamar well-known for his contribution to the dance music with his fantastic releases on his own label, tetrode, (and his first works as ‘Baby Pop’), is bringing to B-Side an emotive, atmospheric and deeply rooted slow house track.
Owdy, sexy, voyeuristic: this is Harry Bennett’s world of sizzling Neo-chicago House music. Including reworks by Till Von Sein, DJ Nature, Sonns and our favorite Traxx.
‘Groovotica’ is a special one to be sure – a box set featuring two 12’s (one original material, the other a selection of edits from DJ Nature’s private stock).
Deep funk driven house tracks by Red Rack’em. Comes with a delicious jazzy remix by Dj Nature. Kicking off the EP is the title track ‘Zoned’ which as the name implies is an ode to being ‘too far gone’. With a pitched down vocal, disorientating chords, heavy kick-drum and yearning male larynx hollering ‘music is the place to be, want it right to hold me free’, the track definitely takes you to a deeper place. Just before it gets any darker a dose of sax licks come in to inject some groove and light to proceedings. Sounding like a long lost 8-mile beatdown track that wouldn’t be amiss on an old KDJ B-side or LP a la Silentintroduction or Forevernevermore, this is definitely one for the real heads with the lights down low…
After three fruitful years of existence and daily careful surveillance of the electronic music scene, I’ve decided, for the first time, to draw a line and make a review of the year that is just closing.
I will make the review in two parts, the first is dedicated to our followers and their choices from this years. So, I will make a list with the most successful post on my blog, the releases that gathered the most likes and clicks in 2012 for our visitors. The second part of the review, will include my own picks and I will present some of my favorite albums of different genders. Also I will make a review of the best parties and acts I’ve attended this year.
Golf Channel Recordings presents the “Return Of The Savage” double LP by DJ Nature.
Golf Channel dip into the groundbreaking work of Spike once again. This time the title track from his 1983 New Germany LP takes up the A Side, a filmic, taught drum machine and string piece. On the flip, DJ NATURE steps up again to deliver a great rework, taking a pop at punk-funk.
Kaspar is delivering rocker, fierce classic house beats with hyper synths and vocal samples that are clearly inspired by the more forward thinking dubstep producers.