VA – The Lifesaver Compilation [PLAYRJCCD010]

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After a string of twenty plus 12-inches, various high-flying mix-compact-discs, other audio-visual eccentricities and even books, she is finally ready to make a collection public that embodies the very character of Live At Robert Johnson and its affiliated club in Offenbach am Main. During this collection of 11 tracks, you will meet old and new companions; hear withdrawn songs and extrovert composi- tions, experience Frankfurt skyline techno-soul, hobo house and divergent disco. Starting off with new kid on the block Chinaski and an extended mix of the fragile “Lunch”, Live At Robert Johnson old hands Massimiliano Pagliara and Lauer are on top of their respective games, Roman Flügel sends warped and gifted droid funk, The Citizen’s Band precedes him, while newcomers Benedikt Frey and Orson Wells set good examples of their own. Not too shabby either: San Laurentino in his state of overjoy, Portable and Lcio bring their flutes of mellow madness, while the Tuff City Kids close of with “People Is A Crackhead” and some blue-eyed steppers business. Modern, old-fashioned, post-nostalgic, history-addicted and future-ridden all at the same time, “The Lifesaver Compilation” is exactly that: a life saving apparatus.

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VA – The Lifesaver Compilation [PLAYRJCCD010]

The Citizen’s Band – Broken Rome [PLAYRJC019]

The Citizen’s Band’s second instalment for Live at Robert Johnson hollows their long lasting love affair. Christian Beisswenger is nothing less than dealing with the demise of an empire. “Broken Rome” is a codeine trip through early Nu Groove rave tracks as well as an ode to Junior Vasquez at the helm of the Sound Factory seen and heard through frosted glass. “Densed” on the other hand tips its toes into the current deep house stream. The spaces in-between those rudiments are taken up by the idm finger exercise and jewel that is “Into”: Ottoman dancing!

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The Citizen’s Band – Broken Rome [PLAYRJC019]