it starts with guitars, esoteric melodies and cinematic landscapes which give way to a hypnotic 4/4 straight house hands in the air affair. rhythm takes the centre stage but always showered by melody. there are arps too!! that huge instrument that produces titillating and sensual sounds courtesy of my (re)discovery of a master track: motorbass ‘ezio’. best 1996 track for me emerging from gallic lands. so playful and groovy.
from there we head towards teutonic subterranean basslines that will lead us towards a dark and humid beach where we will be greeted by extraordinary synth chords on full stereophonic bloom. and when you think that this is becoming as gloomy as manchester is, the dj drops a real badass that hints towards master and commander Joakim, but no. it is not him. it is matias aguayo and his spooky spanish lyrics giving us a lecture on sonic poetry. pollyester takes the relay and head us towards a sweaty and provocative dancefloor of a social club. things get uptempo here but not for long… we reach a plateau and from there we get tired, we go slow, notalgic, and very very soulful while dancing extremely close to each other. the people from gluefactory will get a bit annoyed at my usage of one of their most venerated and treasured weapons… that you will savor at the end of this aural journey.
but holy crank! let’s stop this nonsensical and rather cheap exercise in poetic musical description, and let’s get to terms with the tracklist for you to enjoy…
1. ghost note ii – albularyo
2. junior boys – work – prins thomas mix
3. stupid human – gun ga ding
4. the dead rose music company – am i still the one (rob mello mix)
5. motorbass – ezio
6. kassem mosse – workshop 12
7. beach house – 10 mile stereo – night plane edit
8. discodeine – singular (extended)
9. pollyester – german love letter – permanent vacation mix
10. morten sorenson – start something – 40 thieves edit
11. claudja barry – dub dynamite – social disco club edit
12. the dead rose music company – bad desire
13. warren g – regulate – the revenge edit
it sounds better when you play it loud!