The sun sinks, the sea is turning scarlet. On deck stand two, entwined, a final embrace. The plane is ready for its single passenger. Heartache ascending into the heavens. “Pilotes” is the third release of the 7inch dedicated label No More Pop. By an obscure french synth pop band, Performance, this double pack brings together both rare and unreleased material from the early 80s. The double 7inch features the original version, a dub version, a remake of the song Sécurité, as well as the unreleased track Parfum du Temps. The package is rounded off by a pretty special remix of Orgue Electronique.
Collaboration project between Jauzas the Shining & Victoria Lukas featuring Ekman and Orgue Electronique. Lukas, drawing upon personal sensations, melds diary-like lyrics into dreamlike ambiance and textures, beautifully fusing with the infectious electro-pop grooves of Jauzas the Shining. Songs encapsulating lost love and longings for sensation, emotional stimulation and experiencing feelings through those of another are conveyed via vocal pieces, ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Coral Eyes’. Ekman contributes a driving, acidic groove version of ‘Cold Sweat’ more apt for the dancefloor, while Orgue Electronique pushes the electronic pop vibes into house territory.
Creme Organization celebrates their 10k barrier of soundcloud followers with a free pack of tunes by Marquis Hawkes, Jorge Velez, Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui, Innershades, Yør, Orgue Electronique and Delta Funktionen. Free free free, so go grab this early Christmas present!
By popular demand, Orgue’s tip-top remix of Henry Saiz’ summer House hit gets a well deserved limited single sided run. Play it in your car and melt the ice off the road.
An exquisite collection of cuts by Orgue Electronique, Crystal Maze, ESHU and Ohrwert cover the ninth Field EP.
WT Records makes another turn. This time aiming back at the dj. A beautiful and functional 3 part vinyl dj series: DJ Muscle.. No posers. 3 records with 3 catalog numbers. Each part has a full color jacket & label art by Marion Guillet. The series starts with slow mo freaked out Pink Floyd makes dance music from Serbia and moves on to space disco, freaked out emotional outsider house, and all the way back to wild African influenced electro dance beat. Hand picked by label head and music lover, Dj Speculator aka Willie Burns, the 3 part series will be a solid addition to any djs record bag and good enough to satisfy the collector as well.
Finally we are at the last part of the 2012 review. In the first part of our review, the preferences of our followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. Top 3 albums of the years, top 3 EPs, compilations and mixes loved by our followers can be seen here.
In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year. For more details go here.
The second part of my review of 2012 is dedicated to the best events and performances I attended this year. Part I was published some weeks ago and includes the preferences of our followers.
Here we find a couple of heavyweights facing off with one of the centre pieces of Orgue Electronique’s acclaimed “Strange Paradise” album. On the one hand we have Kink & Neville Watson with a swooning but rather pressing epic that unexpectedly turns into a harmonious vortex. On the other hand, we find up ‘n cummer Willie Burns oldschool Jacking the faders with one of the sikkest organic beat tracks.
A double album by Orgue Electronique aka Brian Chinetti on Creme Organization. What lies here before you is sculpted out of the blood and tears of 5 years of life, and all the dreams, imagination, tristesse and longing that goes along with it. A mesmerizing double album: wholly matured and further enhanced by collaborations with luminaries like Robert Owens, Alden Tyrell and cult hero Fre2k. It’s warm and generous, made up of real emotions, of moments frozen in time and of the impassioned cries of a soul on the run. To finally let it go after so many years is – for all the parties involved – a strange yet exciting moment, not unlike the birth of an elephant baby…. out of a human female.
Brian ‘Orgue Electronique’ Schijf and Danny ‘Legowelt’ Wolfers return with their project Chicago Shags on the ever-excellent MOS Recordings. The four track EP starts with ‘Ponderosa’; a forward looking, cosmic surfing house cut wired with plenty of smooth electronics and pure jacking energy, before ‘Pancake Breakfast’ glistens and glints just as much with its firefly synth lines, gurgling baseline and sweet, pixelated melodies. ‘Firetruck Sunday’ is more dense and edgy, never resting in one place for more than a single beat, with chattery drums and claps offset by a rounded, smoothed but acidy bassline. Finally, ‘To The Westfield’ surges and soars through more sci-fi universes as a house groove busies itself below.
New Shags! Typically retarded but strangely enticing Chi-Haya house that swings like a tit. Produced by an auxiliary member of the New Kids Turbo and his socially challenged compadre from the Coastal region. Furtherly fidled with by an anger management trainee from the second division saturday amateur football team.
Murphy Jax returns with his 2nd twelve inch for Clone with some retro Chicago inspired tracks. Comes with one of those rare remixes by Orgue Electronique.
Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt aka African Jet Set Band aka Chicago Shags with one of the rare vinyl releases on his own Strange Life label! You can’t go wrong with this.