Friday, February 25, 2005

(Quite) some of the back catalogue of Urbantorque is available in iTunes Spain. I am delighted to have some previously vinyl only releases available at a click. The British label also put together some exclusive 'albums'. I think it is a great opportunity for the small labels with (almost) no distribution here to sell their back catalogue. Let's see what other companies follow.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Good news
Funnier than Kompakt ... and funkier for sure. Germany's Dessous Recordings available on iTunes Spain. Some of the favs are missing (where is the Charles Webster remix of Vincenzo's 'We wait, right here'?) but still good news.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Top 28 most played as selected by my iPod
Blue Six 'Music & Wine [Jay's Conga Lounge Vocal]' Bare Essentials Vol.1
4Hero 'Hold It Down (Exemen Remix)' The Remix Album (Disc 2)
Kaskade 'Right Time' The United Nations Of Future Music Vol. 1
Peven Everett - 'Kissing Game' Kissing Game
How Do I Get Thru? Swirl People Special Combo
4Hero 'Hold It Down' Creating Patterns
4Hero 'Les Fleur' Creating Patterns
Antonelli Electr. 'The Man With The Golden Hands' Click
Crazy Penis 'Change' The Wicked Is Music
Deepart 'Unknown' Snapshots Compilation
Domu 'Take Control' Up+Down
Dubstar 'Shining Through' Kompakt Total 2
Fuse 'Uva' Dimension Intrusion
Isolée 'Gallus' Rest
Kaskade 'Yeah Right' In The Moment
Kuni 'Nu-Way' the GooDgOOd
Matthew Dear 'The Crush' Leave Luck To Heaven
Moodymann 'Your Sweet Lovin' Forevernevermore
Nubian Mindz 'New Journeyz' New World Chaos
Rhythim is Rhythim 'Strings Of Life (unreleased mix)' Retro Techno/Emotions Electric
Schaeben + Voss 'Ach Komm' Kompakt Total 3
Sean Deason 'Creation' Allegory & Metaphor
Silent Phase 'Fire (Prelude)' Silent Phase (The Theory Of)
Silent Phase 'Forbidden Dance' Silent Phase (The Theory Of)
Switch 'Get Ya Dub On (Jimpster Remix)' Selected Remixes 2000/2003
Troubleman 'Lonely Girl' Time Out Of Mind
Underground Resistance 'Jupiter Jazz' Tresor II: Berlin-Detroit, a Techno Alliance
Yotoko 'Square One' Wet Ink

Friday, February 18, 2005

Back in print
Movement festival 2004 CD is now available at the Kompakt shop and Ada's Blondie CD seems to be back in print. I finally received Robag Wruhme's Wuzzlebud "KK" CD from Other Music (thanks guys), no time to hear it yet, because I can't stop listening to:
1) The Atjazz mix of P'tah 'Staring at the sun'
2) The Jimpster remix of John Beltran's 'Felicidad Nova'
3) The John Beltran Mix of Trevor Loveys' 'Elevate Your Mind'

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Disappointed by Om (again)
One of the few good labels available on the iTunes Spanish shop is Om. You can find some out of print EPs and some unreleased material, which is great.
But one thing I do not understand is how the guys sell their songs mixed. I downloaded few songs, couple of them simply were not complete. They just ended abruptly or ended with some beats of next song attached to it which makes the listening unpleasant. I asked iTunes for my money back. No response so far. Is it that difficult for Om to offer the COMPLETE songs to download?

... and Impressed by Freerange
Things seems to be moving in Freerange records. They are also one of the few good labels available on iTunes. They are offering not only their back catalogue but also they offer exclusive compilations with hard to find releases of their back catalogue (see their virtual vinyl release).
Also they are relasing end of this month their second 'Colour Series' compilation. The tracklist is very very promising and includes two Jimpster remixes, an Atjazz remix, a Kirk Degiorgio track, a Mr Fingers remix!!! and more.
Can't wait.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Two new hot releases
Mikkel Metal 'Close Selections' (Echocord) 'a selection of tracks produced between 2001 and 2004. Most of the material has been released earlier on 12' inch vinyl by the danish label Echocord'.
Justus Kohncke 'Doppelleben' (Kompakt) The man responsible for the almost-hit 'From Disco to Disco' (Whirlpool Productions) is back!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Kitsuné X
After Kitsuné Love (2002) and Kitsuné Midnight (2004) here comes Kitsuné X, the 3rd quality compilation of the french label. The CD contains twelve original, previously unpublished titles, composed exclusively for Kitsuné X. The Tracklist: 1. Darling POPULAR COMPUTER 2. Teenage Kiss JOAKIM 3. Kelly Blame (Vocal) THE MOGS 4. Whatever POST NO BILL 5. Something More (Tiefschwarz vocal remix) CHIKINKI 6. Transe VOLGA SELECT 7. The Count SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO 8. Nympho DJ ASSAULT 9. You Gotta Know FANNY PACK 10. Mangaboy CAPTAIN COMATOSE vs STEREO TOTAL 11. Hey Know MANHEAD 12. No More Master HOT CHIP