digitape – march 2011

posting this now, a bit late since it is already April 5th! but I promised myself to deliver one digitape per month. Tracklist below… enjoy and dance!

download / listen here: digitape – march 2011

1. unknown artist – paradise found (km edit)

2. wham – love maker – jim burgess mix

3. thomas jerome moulton – i don’t need no music – combi edit

4. unknown – untitled – kza edit

5. n.e.r.d. – hypnotize u – dj hell mix

6. four tet & burial & thom yorke – ego

7. caribou – ye ye

8. blackjoy – secret

9. unknown artist – stebeni’s theme – st. echo mix

10. unknown artist – untitled – joystick jay edit

11. alphaville – the nelson highrise (sector one) – disco 3000 edit


blackjoy – the jekyll ep (public release, 2011)

Public Release, that low key record label quite close to RVNG INTL. reaches its third¬†installment, and as usual without warning. The first one was some Tim Sweeney’s edits; the second by Jacques Renault, was spotted on and a secret weapon of many djs. Both with great disco reworks, especially the latter one. But it is all about Blackjoy now. You would expect some serious disco here. The answer is no. Blackjoy delivers a real scorcher on A side. ‘Secret’ is a fast paced melodic techno with soft touches of acid that easily reminds me of the best moments of Chateau Flight or I:Cube’s epic ‘Cosmic Race’. Only difference being that Blackjoy injects more punch to the beat. It is a perfect secret weapon for a late hours dancefloor.

On B side, we go slow with ‘Games’, as it has been the norm over the last three years thanks to The Revenge or Mark E flooding the market with some excellent re-edits, and many mediocre ones which are better to avoid. However, this not being an edit, it becomes a bit more original. Not as technoid as ‘Secret’, still has some beautiful synths and emotive dubbed guitar riffs that makes it a good ‘balearic’ tune. Somehow, the guitar riffs and the speed of the track bring some memories of Police’s ‘Bed’s Too Big Without You’. Maybe it is just me.

This will surely be, an unsung classic. As with any other Public Release, it is a gorgeous thick 180g picture disc vinyl with impressive artwork. They do fly these ones as they are very limited and they do not get repressed.

I will take you to the link, both for listening, and buying while they last,  just here.