Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

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Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

Steve O’Sullivan – Interchangeable Patterns Part II [SUSH034]

This record sees O’Sullivan inject a little more flavour than what was heard on the Interchangeable Patterns Part 1 release, and he kicks it off with a linear A1 cut that sounds like a reduced Sandwell District production boiled down to suite both the house and techno listener. The A-side’s second track pitches rapid tonal bleeps against phased out percussive snaps, while the B1 delves into deeper, Detroit inspired techno. B2 cut stays in Detroit, while adding some tribal elements to mark an EP that may be the first transmission of change in O’Sullivan’s trademark Mosaic and Bluetrain sound.

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Steve O’Sullivan – Interchangeable Patterns Part II [SUSH034]

VA – Mosaic Split Series: Part Two [MOSAICSPLIT002]

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Mosaic Split Series kickstarts 2014 with three solid tracks of silky deepness that build upon the Mosaic sound of old whilst remaining firmly in the present. Track by a colab between label boss, Steve O’Sullivan and young German producer Kashawar, US techno veteran Titonton Duvante and Eric Cloutier.

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VA – Mosaic Split Series: Part Two [MOSAICSPLIT002]

Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 3 of 3)

Here is the third and final part of my 2013 review, featuring my favorite albums released last year. In the first part of the review, the preferences of hipodrome followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year.

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Now here it comes the serious business. Because there are so many good albums and different genders, I took the same approach as in the 2012’s review.

The list is covering all the genders that I like and post on The Hipodrome Of Music, so I came up with no more than 20 gender lists, going from house to techno, disco and funk to electro and new wave …

Here we go.

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Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 3 of 3)

Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 1 of 3)

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This post is about the followers of my blog and the most successful posts, the releases that gathered the most likes and clicks in 2013 from my visitors.

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Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 1 of 3)

Steve O’Sullivan – Bluetrain Retrospective [SUSH026]

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For those that don’t know, Bluetrain was a sub label of the legendary Mosaic and was a true classic label from the 90’s where Steve released quality dub techno and house along with some fantastic collaborations with the likes of Ben Sims and Lee Grainge. The pack includes 10 Tracks in total. 2 Remastered versions, 4 exclusive mixes/edits and 4 new and unreleased tracks from Steve.

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Steve O’Sullivan – Bluetrain Retrospective [SUSH026]

VA – Mosaic Reshaped & Unreleased [SUSH023]

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A long-overdue reappraisal of Steve O’ Sullivan’s efforts as a producer is underway with this bumper release from Sushitech. Collating the myriad aliases of the Mosaic boss and drawing on some on his co-conspirators such as Mark Ambrose and Jorge Zamacona, this triple vinyl beast of a package is overflowing with high-grade house music powered with the attitude of techno. There’s a classic feel to all the tracks here as they carry the torch for Basic Channel and the original dub techno ethos, but attaching the spacious, mysterious tones to a funkier template. That possibly oversimplifies the majestic quality to this breed of techno, but then of course the devil is in the details.

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VA – Mosaic Reshaped & Unreleased [SUSH023]