Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Bist du dabei?

Here is another mix, this time with 75% new tracks. There is also a great deal of Rush Hour in there, testament to how strong they were in 2010. Enjoy.

Thugfucker/Plastic Bertrand - Disco Gnome (Tomboy Remix)/Stop Ou Encore (Ron Hardy Re-Edit) [Life or Death]
Massimiliano Pagliara - Sensation 9 (Dubbed Remix) [Rush Hour]
Maurice Joshua (With Hot Hula Hands) - I Got A Big Dick (Vocal) [Trax]
West Norwood Cassette Library - Blonde On Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix) [Teal]
Delta Funktionen - Silhouette (Original Mix) [Delsin]
Snuff Krew - Are You House (Neville Watson Remix) [Snuff Trax]
Carl Craig - Angel (Jerome Sydenham Vocal Dub) [Planet E]
Dj Koze - Mi Cyaan Believe [Pampa]
Braiden - The Alps (Kassem Mosse Fix) [Doldrums]
Mount Kimbie - William (Tama Sumo & Prosumer Remix) [Hotflush]
Italoboyz - Dont Talk Feat Fadila (Simone Tavazzi Remix) [Material]
Chymera - Curl [Dirt Crew]
Rick Wilhite - Get On Up!! (Theo Parrish' Late Dub) [Rush Hour]
Tevo Howard - Move (Acid Mix) [Rush Hour]

Friday, 14 January 2011

Mozzarella Minimal

About this time last year, I wrote a post regarding the new breed of Italian mnml. In a recent RA profile, Davide Squillace points out that Naples has always been a techno town. Specifically, he highlights the first time he heard the Minus bandwagon roll into town:

'Yeah, we had for the first time Richie [Hawtin] playing in Napoli and the Detroit wave blew our minds, because before that we were into this English sounding progressive thing and with this new wave from America, this was the sound we wanted to promote and what we wanted to do. We did Jeff Mills, Model 500, Derrick May.

I'm a huge fan of Richie back in the day because it seemed to me that he'd just put one huge record on, the flow was so logical. It didn't sound like mixing records, it just sounded like one big long vinyl. You know when you are a kid and you have a hero? My brother's was a football player. Mine was Richie.'

The Hawtin element is not hard to discern in recent Italian mnml. it can be found everywhere from the artists' stage names to their sparse, technologically driven (cheap?) sounds. Squillace goes on to note that 'Richie [Hawtin] is really big in Italy and Minus is huge there.' No surprise there. A current look at the Beatport Top 100 includes tracks from Luigi Rocca, Stefano Noferini, Andrea Bertolini, Simone Cattaneo, Alex Gardini, Gianluca Meloni, Simone Tavazzi (who actually did a great Italoboyz remix of 'Don't Talk' feat. Fadila), and Squillace himself. They dominate the Tech House and Minimal genre sections even more. So one year on, it appears mozzarella minimal has become an established part of the electronic music world. Demau5 must be quaking in his boots, that is if he hasn't already signed these guys up.