Wednesday, 21 December 2011

CD review #5 - Visionquest Fabric mix

Well that didn't take long did it?  A short time after forming the Visionquest quartet; Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss and most well know of all Seth Troxler, bag their first mix for the mighty Fabric.  The tracklist looked interesting with several releases coming from their own label and including the well played (to death) Cinelli remix of 'Sound of Violence'.  Having seen them close ADE at Trouw and knowing their bohemian take on things in life I was hoping for a random mix full of surprises and some great tracks...

...It was certainly surprised me how boring they managed to make this CD sound...

At first listen it sounded like an amateurish effort comprising of frankly average tracks (the best being the first and last [ironically called 'The song never ends'], the mix is a stop start mash of what I gather is considered to be cool.  The monotonous sections of just drums was nearly unbearable and unfortunately featured prolifically, the poppy nature of the middle section saved me from throwing the CD out of the window and cursing Fabric for subjecting me to it...

I cannot understand how 4 artists who are all great individually and I have supported by buying their tracks (no hating individuals here) can come together and create what is a complete non-event.  I've said it in the past - a Fabric mix is probably one of the heights of a career in dance music, it is a real chance to create something that will go down in history.  People who waste their chances are frankly idiots.  I really hope that Lee, Seth, Shaun or Ryan get a chance to do a CD on their own and show what they are capable of because it is a lot more than this...

Friday, 16 December 2011

Top Tracks of 2011

Everyones doing it so thought I'd join in... (p.s these are tracks i've found this year, they may not be from 2011!)

Virgo 4 - Its a crime (Caribou remix)
Junior Boys - You'll improve me
Kathy Diamond - All woman
AWOLNation - Sail
Fourtet - Pyramid
Guti & Dubshape - Every cow has a bird
Arandel - #1
Bocca Grande - Procedere
Jesper Ryom - Luna
Robag Wrhume - Pnom gobal
Steffi - Mine/Yours
2020Soundsystem - Ocean (Ray Mang remix)
Brandt Bauer Frick - Bop
John Talabot - La ninya (Afrodub version)
Timex Social Club - Rumours
The Main Stem - Bomma jack-it
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - The night
Scuba - Feel it
Death On The Balcony - We need passion

Friday, 2 December 2011

House Sessions

A new mix...

Gold Panda - An iceberg hurled northward through clouds
Ennio Morricone - Voce seconda (Haruomi Hosono Remix)
Junior Boys - You'll improve me
Sex Judas - Everything changes (Tim Paris' edit)
St. Vincent - Your lips are red
Archie Bell & The Drells - Here I go again
Smallpeople - Black ice
Dubble D - Rope trick
Death On The Balcony - We need passion
Wolfram - A thing called love (Legowelt remix)
The Warlord - The ultimate warlord
Silver Apples - Oscillations
Swayzak - They return
Ed Davenport - New Yorkshire
Agoria - Panta rei
T.Williams - Heartbeat (Paul Woolford rewurk)
Gingy & Bordello - Body acid (KiNK's On Acid remix)
Deetron - Starblazer
TWR72 - Paradox
The Model - Still in my heart (Ivan Smagghe remix)
Factory Floor - Two different ways
TWR72 - Paradox

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