Saturday, 9 October 2010

Albums & Compilations roundup October 2010 Part 1

V/A - Movement Torino Music Festival 2006-2010 Fifth Anniversary (Movement Sound)

V/A - Italo House Now (Gomma)

Bozzwell - Bits and Pieces (Firm)

Robert Owens - Art (Compost)

V/A - Demented: Mixed by Junior Vasquez (Nervous)

Not to be confused with the Detroit festival, Torino’s Movement festival celebrates five years of festivities with a triple pronged technoid attack. Hot cuts spread over three discs and a 2.5 hour mix from I:Robots include Dubfire’s rasping take on Plastikman’s Spastik, Dexter’s uplifting mix of Alton Miller’s Inner8 and Moodymann featuring Nikki-O’s syrupy Rectify. Gomma’s Italo House Now is a self explanatory collection of cuts that tick both the Italo and House boxes. Hot cuts include Cecile’s cute Sweetness 86 and Alan1’s dreamy Ringtone Sonata. Sheffield’s Bozzwell has put together a tasty album of crushing grooves and ear catching vocals. Finer moments appear in the form of the gutsy Voodoo and the South Yorks bass monster that is Sheffield I Got It. Robert Owens, who has one of the most distinctive voices in house music, returns with an arresting double disc album of club floor and horizontal tunes. It sees him pair up with original Fingers Inc co-pilot Larry Heard for beautiful moments such as Sacrifice, with the incredibly talented Atjazz also popping up with efforts like Cherish Your Love. It was a bit of a shock to find that NY 90s DJing demi-god Junior Vasquez is still putting out music, but here he is with a mix CD for Nervous. It’s a relatively varied disc from Junior, featuring tough cuts like Honey Dijon’s Noise Violation alongside more restrained vocal moments such as Kim English’s Supernatural.

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