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essential albums july – september 2010

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2010 has been a fine year for albums so far, as The Black Dog released a brilliant ambient album "Music For Real Airports", A Guy Called Gerald returned with the even deeper and more subtle "Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions" and Robert Hood served up yet another masterpiece "Omega". There are more albums coming out by Niko Marks, Fabrice Lig and Akin Khan.

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Written by Kazuumi

July 12th, 2010 at 1:00 am

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DJ 3000 – Galactic Caravan The Remixes [Motech]

[ UGCD-MT005 ]

DJ 3000 gets the remix treatment from his friends and Motech players on this double disc set. The first package is an exploration of modern electronic grooves, which will reward home and club listeners–standouts include the moody Mr De remix of Seven Tribes Of Hoti, Esteban Adame’s graceful revision of Her Smile and a more subtle version of Shawn Rudiman’s Her Smile. The second package wins with stellar displays from Alexander Robotnick, Mark Flash and DJ Bone. Robotnick makes it big with his synth driven electroid sound, Flash goes a mammoth synth led workout and Bone does his epic ABM thang to Meloudic Landscapes.

Tracklisting:

  • Disc 1
    • 01. Heritage (Deviant remix)
    • 02. Seven Tribes Of Hoti (Mr De remix)
    • 03. Her Smile (Esteban Adame remix)
    • 04. Darjeeling Sun (Gary Martin remix)
    • 05. Heritage (Nomadico aka DJ Dex remix)
    • 06. Midnight Express (Ben Sims remix)
    • 07. Coat Of Arms (Orlando Voorn remix)
    • 08. Memory Almost Full (T.Linder remix)
    • 09. Emotional Sequence (DJ Compufunk remix)
    • 10. Penny For Your Thoughts (Dan Curtin remix)
    • 11. Her Smile (Shawn Rudiman remix)
    • 12. Memory Almost Full (O.N.O. remix)
  • Disc 2
    • 01. Flamuri I Popullit (J.A.K.A.M Deep remix)
    • 02. Darjeeling Sun (Rennie Foster remix)
    • 03. Meridian (Mark Broom remix)
    • 04. Coat Of Arms (Alexander Robotnick remix)
    • 05. Her Smile (Mark Flash remix)
    • 06. Flamuri I Popullit (Buscemi remix)
    • 07. Darjeeling Sun (Matt Chester remix)
    • 08. Meloudic Landscapes (DJ Bone remix)
    • 09. Coat Of Arms (Subotika remix)
    • 10. Yarewehear (Antennasia remix)
    • 11. Memory Almost Full (Shawn Snell remix)

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Fabrice Lig & Titonton Duvanté – That Connection [Fine Art Recordings]

Belgian techno prince Fabrice Lig teams up with Titonton Duvante for a subtle but deadly musical journey on London-based Fine Art. The original mix sees Duvanté weave Lig’s tones in between scintillating synths and delightful key work. Beanfield supply a gorgeous jazzied remix, where heavenward reaching strings do all the work.

Tracklisting:

  • A. That Connection
  • B. That Connection (Beanfield remix)

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Matt Chester – Outrider [11th Hour]

Whereas "Die For A Reason" is as subtle as he comes, "Outrider" is the sort of full on dancefloor assault that Matt Chester is expert at producing. Intergalactic synths, a scary bassline and tough beats do the work on the murderous effort.

Tracklisting:

  • 01. Ghostwritten
  • 02. Salination Plant
  • 03. Reverse Evolution
  • 04. Outrider

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Sidearms – Humantics [Logos Recordings]

After the amazing original album, Humantics is back, remixed by Vince Watson. Armed with a magical bassline, melodious keys and glorious strings, Watson has created a trademark mix.

Tracklisting:

  • 01. Humantics (Vince Watson remix)

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Spirit Catcher – Sedona EP [Systematic]

Exponents of a deeper brand of future disco, Spirit Catcher bring their exquisite grooves Systematic. Sedona is a pleasurable tech-discoid winner, with heartfelt chords, slick percussion and sweet keys.

Tracklisting:

  • A1/01. Sedona
  • B1/02. Future Fools
  • B2/03. Forever And A Day

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Written by Kazuumi

January 13th, 2010 at 1:00 am

ecdr podcast 18 – the florian muller project

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Latest edition of the Electronic Directory Podcast is a live set from French jazz man the Florian Muller Project.

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Written by Kazuumi

June 22nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

selection january 2009

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Fabrice Lig – Cosmic Bootey [MVSICA]

[ MVS 1 ]

MVSICA, Fine Art’ sister label, kicks off with yet another single from Fabrice Lig. Fabrice takes off into a new direction – ‘Cosmic Booty’ is an excellent Fabrice Lig’ interpretation of funky hip-hop with a twist of Detroit-influenced soul. Fucking good and hot shit. He is a man that really knows how to keep things funky.

Tracklisting:

  • 01. Cosmic Bootey
  • 02. Cosmic Bootey (Steve Kotey’s Disko)

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Samoil Radinski – Sources [Logos Recordings]

[ Logos 013 ]

Very good follow up to the previous single Raindow. For Sources EP he’s beefed up the production on the beautiful deep melodic ‘Izvor’ things – also included on this EP is the all new and deeply growing ‘Sonce’ and chill out ‘Ex’. Another very good release on Logos Recordings.

Tracklisting:

  • 01. Izvor 7
  • 02. Izvor 8
  • 03. Izvor 3
  • 04. Sonce
  • 05. Ex

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Written by Kazuumi

January 15th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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rennie foster on itokim

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Rennie Foster picked up Itokim "Anubis" for the Buzz DJ’s review for December on Loud Magazine (Japan). This is what he has to say about it:

Fantastic emotional, synth heavy techno from a promising Japanese artist. Support !

Get Anubis here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/1359548-2-1.htm

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December 4th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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breathe now on sale

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On Logos Recordings the debut single from Itokim, "Breathe", is out exclusively on Juno Download.

Get the single here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/1359548-02.htm

Itokim is also recording for an another label at the moment. You can get a preview of the tracks at his SoundCloud page: http://soundcloud.com/itokimproductions

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October 16th, 2008 at 12:45 am

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pre-order itokim – breathe

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You can now pre-order from Juno Download at the following link: www.junodownload.com/products/1359548-02.htm

Hot on the heels of his techno masterpiece ‘Seven Days’ Itokim returns with a four tracker of deeply emotive techno.

"Breathe" was conceived as a project to explore the dancefloor of things. Combining a subtle blend of techno edge and spaced atmospherics. ‘Snowdrop’ is one of the standouts from a package that highlights Itokim’s talent in finding a melody, a deep cut of emotional techno. Itokim also takes inspiration from IDM and electronica, both of which are evident in ‘Prayers & Melodies’.

It is receiving some excellent feedback from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Vince Watson and Franco Cangelli as well as air time on 209radio and YLE Areena.

Feedback:

i realy loooove anubis I will play the hell out of this full club support from meLaurent Garnier (FCommunications)

snowdrop is beautiful.. full support on this!Vince Watson (Bio)

very strong release, loved all tracks. snowdrop maybe a fave if one had to be chosen. club & radioplay!Jori Hulkkonen (FCommunications)

I really like Anubis and Prayers & Melodies. Beautiful.Taho (Lumina)

quality detroitish stuff..Djinxx (Mezzotinto)

come closer is my favorite. i will be adding this to my sets.Anthony Shake Shakir (Friction)

Ooooh, Whee! Stellar compositions!Niko Marks (U2X Productions)

I’ve been playing SNOW DROP since April ’08. One of the best techno tracks of 2008. Great release for Logo’s.Santiago Salazar (Historia y Violencia)

I am really feeling this Itokim track "Anubis"… getting heavy play with me right now. Hot, emotive, wonderful track.Rennie Foster (Dirty Works)

Thanks for sending this liking Snodrop from this package not sure if I could play it in club sets but will try and give it some play on some radio shows and mixes.Paul Mac (Stimulus)

Prayers & melodies is a very deep and intimate track. It’s soothing to my ears. I like Come Closer a lot as wel. Some nice deep tech house, good stuff for afterhours. Nice release all in all! Keep it up!Franco Cangelli (Mowar)

Hey, another great release on Logos. Pure moment of groove and deepness !!! "Anubis" is the track for me, like his deep melody and evolution. Excellent, Itokim !!!!Erell Ranson (MySelf Recordings)

"Anubis" hits hard with a rolling rhythm punch before an ascending synth line hits vertiginous heights. "Come Closer" is the clear winner for me though: Reminiscent of classic Detroit techno minimalism but expands its reaches into warmer climes with glowing synth pulses. Itokim is adept at taking his tracks from a starting point and ending in someplace altogether unexpected.Kuri Kondrak

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Itokim – Breathe EP by Logos

The new single, "Breathe" will be out October 29th.

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October 7th, 2008 at 3:45 am

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breathe

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Straight out of finest clubs in Japan, my partner in crime Itokim is ready to unleash his way to Macedonia. Itokim is on a roll right now and you will most likely find one of his first rate recordings in the boxes of a cross section of DJs. Currently house and techno spinners love his deep sounds hopefully. :-)

[ Logos 010 ]

Release Information

Artist
Itokim
Title
Breathe
Label
Logos Recordings
Release date
29th Oct 2008
Format
Digital
Catalogue number
LOGOS 010
Tracklisting
  • 01. Anubis
  • 02. Prayers & Melodies
  • 03. Snowdrop
  • 04. Come Closer

Clips of this can be heard on the SoundCloud player here:

Itokim – Breathe EP by Logos

Any/all feedback would be lovely.

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August 26th, 2008 at 12:30 am

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logos volume 1

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Logos label compilation album ‘Logos Volume 1′, is out now and in digital shops.

Various - Logos Volume 1 [Logos]

Logos Volume 1, features tracks from Detroit maestro Niko Marks and label head honcho Samoil Radinski, both of who have released singles this year, namely ‘West 8 Mile’ and ‘Raindow’. Other Logos’ finest producers appearing are TR and Ryo Shimizu. The future is looking bright for the label and this is reflected by new signing’s Takasi Nakajima, Tatsuya Takenaka and (of course) Itokim, extremely talented producers who are making fresh and exciting electronic music.

Quotes:

WWHHAAAOOOUUUUU what can i say !!!!! I think i haven’t hear a proper techno album/compilation as good as this for about 10 years….. i can’t beleive how good this is, it is the first time in YEARS (and i mean years) that i want to play out every single tracks from it. There is nothing else to say than EXCELLENT WORK – 10/10 Bravo; from the bottom of my heartLaurent Garnier (FCommunications)

Holy shit this comp is all around hot shit!!! man o man the Tatsuya Takenaka – Ukiyo song is my fucking favorite!!! dude killed it on this one!!! wowDJ 3000 (Motech)

"Seven Days" is a very strong track that manages to balance a moody atmospheric start with modern techno sensibilities. Itokim offers a solid addition to this stellar compilation.Kuri Kondrak

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August 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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As I mentioned before, my partner in crime, Itokim has a new release coming out this year on Logos Recordings and the lead track ‘Seven Days’ appears on their compilation album.

So, just a quick note to let you know about the album ‘Logos Volume 1′.

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May 14th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

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