segunda-feira, agosto 20, 2007

pop dell'arte em 2007 já não é propriamente uma grande novidade. a admiração dos glimmers pelos pop dell'arte também não; "no way back" já tinha sido incluída no disco fabriclive 31, compilado pelos belgas. a novidade é que a bloop editou recentemente a sua edição nº 3, que inclui a versão original de "querelle" dos pop dell'arte e uma remix dos glimmers no lado b e o disco tem vendido muito bem em sites da especialidade. tão bem que na juno - provavelmente o melhor sítio on-line para comprar música electrónica - até está esgotado.
a malta da bloop está mais uma vez de parabéns.

sexta-feira, agosto 17, 2007

ok. admito que acho piada ao novo vídeo da m.i.a. do sri lanka mas não me aborreçam mais por causa disso. :p

quinta-feira, agosto 16, 2007

bangkok impact . missionary on mars [12" clone, 2007]

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bangkok impact tem um novo maxi.
eu gosto de bangkok impact. tem linhas de baixo impressionantes e grandes beats, do tipo chicago e rimini na mesma garagem e é suposto sabermos, à partida, com o que podemos contar. no entanto, as três versões de "missionary on mars" aqui incluídas seguem caminhos distintos entre elas: mais esquemática o original (simples, "electronic disco with elements from house and techno" como escreve sami liuski na apresentação do seu projecto), jack na versão red planet e pigna típico (do tipo francisco, passarani, etc - pigna é a editora desta malta mas pigna people também é o nome do projecto que francisco mantem com passarani) na abordagem de raiders of the lost arp. este último é, como diriam os espanhóis, um temazo.
ah. sami liuski, para além de ser bangkok impact, também é um dos tipos dos putsch 79.

quarta-feira, agosto 15, 2007


- a mais recente mix de prins thomas, revista na stylusmagazine

In Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, there's a passage where Vince Aletti, writing for the Village Voice, is describing the experience of hearing David Mancuso play records, saying, "Dancing at the Loft was like riding waves of music, being carried along as one song after another built relentlessly to a brilliant crest and broke, bringing almost involuntary shouts of approval from the crowd, then smoothed out, softened, and slowly began welling up to another peak." This begs the question: why aren't more DJs doing this? What happened to the idea of a DJ being the helmsman of a ship, taking its passengers on a journey?

- philip sherburne a divagar em grande estilo sobre o catálogo da editora wagon repair

what's distinctive about them isn't the instrumentation or the musical vocabulary so much as the way they create their own worlds with their own proprietary logic. When you're dancing to these songs, or even just listening on headphones, they feel like the world's ur-dance music, the Platonic ideal for cutting rugs to. And then you put on one of the season's big club hits, underground or otherwise, and you realize just how strange Cobblestone Jazz's concept of dance music really is.

segunda-feira, agosto 13, 2007

fabric 36

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In the pipeline for years, the on again/off again Ricardo Villalobos' entry in the Fabric mix series finally arrives with a twist: ‘Fabric 36’ is a mix of fifteen new Villalobos productions.

Is it an artist album? Is it a DJ mix? Villalobos sees it as a fusion of the two: “It is all my productions and it’s a form of introducing an album as a mix. Every time you do an album and then you do the next one, people start to compare how the music is different, why you did it on this label and not that label. They try to define it, “the other album was better,” “there’s no hit like ‘Easy Lee’ on it” and so forth…it’s exhausting, really. So I think you always have to find a new way to introduce your music and present yourself. I really prefer for it to be treated like a normal mix CD, with no hype.”

Presenting an album as a Fabric mix might sidestep comparisons to past albums, but despite his intentions, releasing on the closely watched Fabric label isn’t likely to ease the Villalobos fervour. “I hate when there is too much hype and people love you because of nothing, even when they don’t know you, even when they’ve never heard a record of yours played,” says Villalobos. “The people are so devoted, but they’re not really concentrating on the music, it’s only this hyped thing.”

Close Villalobos watchers will recognise a few of the track names (the South American chant ‘Primer Encuentro Latino-Americano’ has been a staple in his set for months), but elsewhere the mix promises to be all new material, including collaborations with Jorge Gonzales from Chilean politico-rockers Los Prisioneros and Japanese techno stalwart Fumiya Tanaka.

Villalobos on the sound of the mix. “I’m more known for head-y, trippy music, so of course it is still very trippy and monotone, in the monotone way of delivering always the same tone and doing something to your brain. But it is more dancey and housey and summery. I always think of the dancefloor when I create music, so it’s a projection, a vision. And it’s not one track after another after another, it develops very subtly.”

“When I was just a little kid, I was always looking on and recognising something that was making people dance. This has always really fascinated me,” explains Villalobos. “As a musician, you are searching for that your whole life. I’m constantly on a search for the truth about the dance floor - why do people dance, what’s the secret behind it.”

‘Fabric 36’ tracklist

01. Groove 1880 – Ricardo Villalobos
02. Perc and Drums – Ricardo Villalobos
03. Moongomery – Ricardo Villalobos
04. Farenzer House - Ricardo Villalobos
05. M.Bassy – Ricardo Villalobos & Patrick Ense
06. Mecker – Ricardo Villalobos
07. 4 Wheel Drive – Ricardo Villalobos & Jorge Gonzales
08. Fizpatrick - Ricardo Villalobos & Patrick Ense
09. Andruic & Japan – Ricardo Villalobos & Andrew Gillings
10. Organic Tranceplant – Ricardo Villalobos
11. Prevorent – Ricardo Villalobos
12. Fumiyandric 2 – Ricardo Villalobos & Fumiya Tanaka
13. Won’t You Tell Me – Ricardo Villalobos
14. Primer Encuentro Latino-Americano (based on a same named song of: Los Jaivas and Manduka) - Ricardo Villalobos
15. Chropuspel Zündung – Ricardo Villalobos

‘Fabric 36’ mixed by Ricardo Villalobos will be released on September 4th to Fabric.

quarta-feira, agosto 08, 2007

drrtyhaze . beat to def [12" tirk, 2007]

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edição de estreia da dupla nova-iorquina drilla e doug gomez na estimável tirk, "beat to def" traça a bissetriz entre o punk-funk dos liquid liquid, a hi-nrg e o italo-disco e dá um exemplo prático de uma critica que li recentemente, já não sei onde, que divagava em redor do conceito de que o post-punk nos clubes era muito mais interessante, sónica e formalmente, do que o punk nos clubes. tirk vs ed banger records.
consta que os rub'n'tug, na última noite em que estiveram no fabric, tocaram a faixa "we see everything" três vezes.

np: drrtyhaze . drrtyhaze groove

segunda-feira, agosto 06, 2007

nas últimas semanas...

01. v/a . fabric 35, ewan pearson [cd fabric, 2007]
02. drrtyhaze . beat to def [12" tirk, 2007]
03. false . 2007[cd m_nus, 2007]
04. v/a . dirty space disco [cd tigersushi, 2007]
05. v/a . prins thomas presents cosmo galactic prism [cd Eskimo, 2007]
06. bangkok impact . missionary on mars [12" Clone, 2007]
07. pilooski . can't there be love [12" diamond trax, 2006]
08. jupiter black feat. fred ventura . hold me [12" clone, 2007]
09. luciano . fourges et sabres [12" perlon, 2007]
10. andy stott . the massacre EP [12" modern love, 2007]

sábado, agosto 04, 2007


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Interview: Pitchfork Mix 01: Optimo

há um link para sacarem a mix, imediatamente antes da entrevista propriamente dita.

np: drrtyhaze . beat to def [12" tirk]