Here are some recent releases that have caught my eye (ear, actually), as we drift away from summer silliness and into some serious bonkerness!
Robyn & Kindness – Who Do You Love (Wolfgang Voigt GAS Remix)
This rather lovely tune from one of the superheros of Kompakt, and I’ve noticed the video is rather dull – so listen with your eyes closed 🙂 The GAS thing is Wolfgang’s new 10xLP or 4xCD box set coming up in October – Kompakt say : “A must – if you consider yourself a serious fan of electronic music“, hmm, I’d better get my pre-order in then! It looks like a reissue of Zauberberg, a dark, dissonant album, with all tracks untitled – moody! Also Königsforst and Pop – all by Wolfgang in his Gas guise. Interesting stuff, and very Kompakt, if this track is anything to go by.
Weval – You’re Mine (Live At Maida Vale)
Watch the maestros at work here, all serious but bonkers at the same time – Weval really do have a unique sound, with a real drummer too. Note the cool and trendy BBC Radio 1 intro. Oh dear …
Get the original on their album called “Weval”, from Amazon | iTunes
Wassermann – Die Schallplatte (Vinyl Countdown Mix)
Very scratchy! But it’s only a couple of minutes long. For some reason I really like the vocoded German (I think) vocals – perhaps it’s the latent Kraftwerk fan in me!
Available on Die Schallplatte (Remixes) – EP – Wassermann at Amazon and iTunes
Stereo Mc’s vs Terranova ‘turnaround’ Dennis Bovell Dub (connected 004)
This is really nice, recorded in an analogue studio in Berlins unused Tempelhof airport apparently, and sounding good for that, bring back analogue then!
Can be got from Amazon, couldn’t find it on iTunes!
Kompakt Total 16
The long awaited Kompakt Total 16!
Wooo! I have this on standing order every year – it’s always a joy to hear a decent selection of what Kompakt think is great (the tracks are chosen by the staff, it’s not a best sellers collection by any means – ‘curated’, if you like).
25 Top Tunes from artistes we like here : The Field, Weval, Rex The Dog, Terranova, Hunter/Game, Jurgen Paape, Michael Mayer – plus, as always with the annual Total series, some new ones, and exclusive tracks by the Kompakt founders – it really is a good intro to what’s happening in the EDM/Dance/Electronica every year!
So that’s a nice playlist to be getting on with, I’m looking forward to getting the Kompakt Total 16 to play in my car at full volume, and slightly warily, that GAS re-release too!
Comments on all this please – what’s your ‘late summer’ listening?