Saturday, 21 November 2009

Jon Freer’s Single Reviews: November 2009

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Georg Levin - Better Life (Remixes) (BBE)
Munk - Back Down (Cut Copy Remixes) (Gomma)
Sawtooth Sucka - Crazy (Remixes) (dot bleep)
Lance DeSardi - Running Amok (Bang The Box)
Tony Senghore - If You Came Here (Anonym)
Joshua Iz - It Is What It Was (Vizual)
LoSoul - Time Passes (Freak N Chic)
Savas Pascalidis - The Final Phase (Sweatshop)
V/A - Perspective 03 (Room With A View)
Idioma - Landscapes EP (Marketing)
Crimea X - Chorne More EP (Hell Yeah)
Sebrok - The Most Dangerous Game (Paso)
Andy Compton feat. Diviniti - In Time (SHE)
Tony Lionni - Treat Me Right (Freerange)
Itokim - Lost Colours EP (Nice & Nasty)
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Georg Levin - Better Life (Remixes) (BBE)
Levin’s Better Life was a wonderfully uplifting record and these remixes push the track towards housier floors. The Restless Soul mixes utilise nifty keys, affected vocals and tidy beats. Jerome Sydenham opts for gutsy keys and beats on his mixes, whilst Boddhi Satva pushes the track in afro house direction.

Munk - Back Down (Cut Copy Remixes) (Gomma)
Austrialian electropopsters Cut Copy take a great Munk record and give us their own keystruck spin on it. Synthetic layers and harmonious keys work wonders alongside marching percussion and polite vocals on their revisions.

Sawtooth Sucka - Crazy (Remixes) (dot bleep)
Dot bleep have really been on form of late and these remixes of Crazy are on point as expected. Wasted Chicago Youth go for an almighty cut up, with Justin Harris goes for a synthy dance. Shady Tvo’s G-Tech remix is all stuttered beats, lost vocals and slurping bass work.

Lance DeSardi - Running Amok (Bang The Box)
Lance ‘Landshark’ DeSardi brings us a brilliant two tracker on his own Bang The Box imprint. The title track features woozy keys, stumbling beats and synth pressure. Sheepskin City is all hefty bass pushes, bleeps and bumps.

Tony Senghore - If You Came Here (Anonym)
Tony Senghore is back with a mighty dancefloor stormer in the shape of If You Came Here. Congealed vocals are wrapped around a nasty bassline and messy beats on this excellent cut.

Joshua Iz - It Is What It Was (Vizual)
Joshua Iz has unearthed some forgotten gems for this release on his own Vizual imprint. My personal faves are a couple of versions of Worry No More, where smart beats, scrunched vocals and reliable synths feature. Abnormal is also worth a punt, due to its thumping percussion and delightful key work.

LoSoul - Time Passes (Freak N Chic)
LoSoul brings us Time Passes, but the real star of the show here is Dyed Soundorom. His remix does the business courtesy of wobbly beats, lost vocals and watery keys.

Savas Pascalidis - The Final Phase (Sweatshop)
Savas Pascalidis brings us some nasty old school house grooves that have been twisted for today’s floors. The Final Phase Part 1 is all distressed acid, gritty beats and commanding vocals. Abe Duque is of a similar disposition to Pascalidis, so it’s no surprise that he pops up with a throbbing remix of Deep Inside Your Eyes.

V/A - Perspectives 03 (Room With A View)
Hamburg’s Room With A View really pull out all the stops with this glorious various artists EP. Sasse’s Lake Michigan is a string driven dream with a funky bassline, whilst Philterism from Art Of Tones is a heads down keys and percussion ride. Werner Niedermeier’s Round The Block is an echoed vox groover, as Motor City Drum Ensemble get down for some twisted key action on the magnificent Satellites. As if that wasn’t enough, Honesty goes for the jugular with a brilliant shaken not stirred take on Sygaire’s The Time Is Now.

Idioma - Landscapes EP (Marketing)
Idioma kick off their account on Tim Paris’s Marketing imprint with a thoughtful slice of dreamy electronica. The original is all gooey keys and heartfelt chords, whilst Tim Paris sticks some drums and a weird bassline behind it on his mix. The Shit Robot version is rosier in comparison, as the magical keys dance with a groovy bassline.

Crimea X - Chorne More EP (Hell Yeah)
Jukka Reverberi and DJ Rocca return with another EP of weird eyed discotronica, inspired by Russian politics and art. Jurij references Soviet politics and features cascading keys, insatiable synths and polite percussion. Varava is a smart keyed wonder, whilst Liubov dreams of an abstract future.

Sebrok - The Most Dangerous Game (Paso)
As you might expect, skinny techno don Sebrok is based in Berlin and here he brings us a smart release on his own Paso imprint. The Most Dangerous Game is an insistent groover, with jabbing stabs and the occasional live percussion overplay. Panpot gives it a kick up the behind on his remix, courtesy of a demented bassline and robotic beats.

Andy Compton feat. Diviniti - In Time (SHE)
The Rurals main man is back with Detroit house diva Diviniti for a fine vocal ride. The original is a slouchy downbeat ditty, whilst The Rurals remix is a smooth guitar and twinkling key driven version. Richard Earnshaw pops up with a couple of synth and kick drum enhanced mixes for slightly tougher floors.

Tony Lionni - Treat Me Right (Freerange)
Tony Lionni comes to Freerange with a cool four tracker. The title track is all flying synths and huge beats, whilst Jimspter’s edit is a more intense vision. Celebration is a cool tech key cut up, and Running Away brings bright keys and tough beats to the table.

Itokim - Lost Colours EP (Nice & Nasty)
Japan’s Itokim brings us a cool three tracker of fat technoid grooves on Dublin’s Nice & Nasty imprint. Reflection is all bass strength and synth splurges, whilst Till The End is a mind expanding ride. Dancing On A Cloud is a colourful journey with crazed keys, odd synths and falling beats.

1 comment:

kazuumi said...

Thank you, Jon, for the review for Itokim stuff.

Much respect,
Kazuumi