Friday, 13 August 2010
DEATH STROBE LIVES!
So we released a record today!! To save your eyes from bleeding I'll keep quiet on the promo front and just say you can listen to and buy the CD on our Bandcamp - it's certainly not disco but it's a very special EP indeed. Also check out our freshly launched Death Strobe website. It seems rather bizarre actually having a finished product out there after so many months of toiling and tooling around! Here's a little slice to sample - Rio Lobotomy's remix which had a bit of a Discodeine vibe going on and superbly rounds off the package. Their drum programming completely smooshes my head in, it's always fucking unreal. If you dig the release I'd be mega appreciative of anyone who picks up a copy!! MUCH LOVESIES
Domeyko/Gonzalez - Eschatol (Rio Lobotomy Remix) [BUY BUY BUY!]
And now to butter you up with some serious treats. Eric Duncan's Dolly Parton edit caused some serious murmur after monsieur Harvey debuted it on Beats in Space a few months back. Yes I'm the world's biggest sucker for anything Harvey related, but that's got nothing to do with me being in complete agreement when he so boldly proclaimed that Eric D is "pretty much the best editor on the planet right now." This is defs one of his more gently edited tunes but it's super sweet. The flip of this record is quite the opposite, a heavily chopped uplifting vocal house pumper that never resolves. One of those records that's gone in a flash, I know I'm posting it pretty late but get onto it as a matter of urgency.
Dr. Dunks - No P's [buy]
This Pablo Mandelbrot record intrigues me so much! I've listened to it so many times, not because I absolutely love it but because I find it really fascinating for some reason. Both sides are understated grooves that seem to hang back in the darkness a bit, shrouded in a bit of mystery and, I feel, harbouring sinister motives. This track is a slightly muffled funky vamp which gets interrupted by mildly uncomfortable dissonance every so often. Would really love to get some opinions on this track.
Pablo Mandelbrot - Hot Swap [buy]
Oh boy, this Kasper Bjorke remixes record is gorgeous! Prins Thomas, Muzzle Flash and Nicolas Jaar is a pretty bonerific lineup. The only surprise here is that Muzzle Flash trumps PT and NJ with a magical deep lounge groover. The dreamy vocals and sharp super-hip keys are just divine. If you're after a spectacular Sunday 12" this package is about as good as it gets.
Kasper Bjorke - Heaven (Muzzle Flash) [buy]
Still mourning over the loss of Moxie, easily one of the best edits labels of the past decade. This is off an absolutely classic release from 2008, Willie On Mars. Moon Made quite literally has got it all: a crazy-hot chunky bassline with matching bongos THEN weirdo deep space moog noises THEN epic soaring disco strings THEN a ripping, noodling jazz guitar solo with spicy backing band to top it off. Dunno what the original is but it must be something pretty special. Moxie, you will be missed!
Moxie - Moon Made [buy]
And to cap things off a short-and-deliciously-sweet numero. Remember that edit of Hang Together from the C.O.M.B.i. live CD that I was raving about? It's from a record by Keep Schtum, an obviously accomplished but anonymous Irish dude making truly sublime edits. Probably one of the best records I've picked up this year - this is the 3rd track, a brief percussive jazzy jam that funks hard. Buy on sight!
Keep Schtum - Roots [buy]
HAPPY DAYS!! Midnight Savari is up next as DSR002, get excited!