Saturday, July 12, 2008
Probably the coolest man named Rupert alive, Photek has been at the forefront of dance music production since the halcyon days of drum 'n bass in the mid-90s when every production he put out was lapped up by enthusiasts the world over. His educated ear has helped everyone from Roni Size to the producers of the feature film Dreamland realize their musical vision for their projects and in addition to this Rupert had the balls to make a house album at a time when drum 'n bass was engulfed with a rent-an-amen-break tracks that made the scene so dull for a while. This cut featuring the voice of house music, Robert Owens, is off Solaris that proved what an incredible talent Photek is. It is a record that oozes quality, soul and progresses perfectly through the groove aided by Robert's superb delivery. Truly one of the great house records of all time. Let your ears drink it up.
Photek feat. Robert Owens - Mine To Give
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Who are the Panthers? Well I don't have a clue as their website unbelievably doesn't have a bio on it, which is a rookie error if ever there was one, so all I have is the track to go by and that isn't a bad thing in all truth. New York's Holy Ghost! take the track to that 3am late-night vibe that'll make dancefloors erupt, especially with it's repetitive vocal refrain that will have the arms in the air and the hips shaking. This is one of those records that makes perfect sense in a loud nightclub on a thumping system and seeing as it was released the other day it should be doing that this weekend at various clubs the world over. Great tune.
Panthers - Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Extended disco dub)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is the sort of record that I would generally sneak into the first hour of my radioshow when I would usually play records that were a little more left of the disco/house blueprint and this was easily one of the cuts that I loved to play. It was released on Rock Action Records home to bands like noise terrorists Mogwai and I'm not even sure how I found out about them, possibly my wife had something to do with it seeing as she is a fairly avid seeker of indie records - I'm sure she'll confirm later. Errors are a Glaswegian band whose atmospheric leftfield sound has been compared to the likes of Mogwai but they definitely have their own sound, one that traverses a glitchy, loop-driven groove that utilizes melody in an extremely fresh way. They also get extra points for calling their album How Clean Is Your Acid House?
Errors - Salut! France!