Shlomi was named as Beatports artist of the year in 2008 and describes his music as, “No matter if it’s hard or soft, it just needs to touch your mind, body and soul at the same time. That’s what I call a ‘Good Record’”. The new album reflects the Tel Aviv-native passion for all things house and techno, but also refers to minimal, jazz, and even contains bits of acid.
Barking is the title of Underworld’s first album in three years, and their first to be constructed with a brilliant cast of co-conspirators. All the tracks were written by the band in their Essex studio before being given to handpicked studio heads from across the whole spectrum of dance music to add some of their style and creativity to the band’s raw material. The result is a pimped-up Underworld record and their finest collection of songs in over a decade.
Twenty-one years. It may sound like a long time, or maybe it’s just right. For Shit Robot, it is the number of years that it took put all of the pieces together and live all of the experiences and hear all of the sounds that would ultimately lead to From The Cradle To The Rave, due out September 21st via DFA Records. It is the first proper album from this Irish born DJ and veteran of the New York club scene, and it is worth the wait.
On Tiger Flower Circle Sun, Christopher Willits takes his attention to craft further than ever before, using the language of ambient, dream-pop, experimental electronic, and afro-latin music to explore themes of love, connectivity, and universal vibrations. With Tiger Flower Circle Sun, Willits has created a diverse, effortlessly complex album of sublime beauty.
Taking a detailed picture of the label’s artist roster, this collection features burning tracks from the likes of Trentemøller, Robert Babicz, Martinez, Gui Boratto, Umek, Adultnapper, Alexi Delano, Huggotron and many more top artists.
Picking up on a few highlights…. the selection begins with Trentemøller’s ‘Physical Fraction’, one of his earlier works that kick started his illustrious career, we are later graced with 2 other amazing tracks from the Danish master. Robert Babicz’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a melodic synth led romp that sums up the labels musical angle on the tech house sound, miles away from the watered down loops of many of todays fashionable labels, its raw, energetic and pure quality!
Huggotron aka John Dahlback’s ‘Flashlight’ is a trippy and electronic weapon that phases and pumps through its acidic zones of play. This is closely mirrored by Mark & John’s ‘The Most Dangerous Animal In The Zoo’, a serious acid attack that combines psychotic vocals and heavy beats.