Stunning production as ever from Chemo — a spooked, deeply haunted, trippily psyche mix of phased honky-tonk piano scattered like skimming stones over an ocean of bass and kick, perfectly suiting Onoe's reflective unfathomable leaps from street to Marianas-Trench depth to vertiginous overview. An unsettling track in the best possible way, less interested in simply laying the rapper's mind over a pre-determined track, rather having that more natural relationship 'tween production and voice where each seems to be emanating from the other. The soon drop 'Voices From Planet Catelle' album from Onoe coming soon on HF is entirely produced by Chemo, and just might be that amazing label's greatest masterpiece yet. Pre-order NOW for one of 2015's undisputed highlights. Essential.
This Italo disco hit crossed over into the mainstream clubs of Europe and the USA upon its release in 1982, and is, without a doubt, one of the touchstones in the evolution of electronic club music. ‘Dirty Talk’ has seen countless new remixes over the years, but Tirk offer the definitive package with bold new productions from the likes of Toby Tobias, Greg Wilson, Ruf Dug, Daniele Baldelli and original producers, Mario Boncaldo & Tony Carrasco.
I just read in The WIRE words to the effect of: in your twenties you feel like you know everything and then, over time, you end up embracing the fact that you really just know nothing. And I feel like this applies to Etch’s music, like part of me knows he’s a drum break nut and that he captures a sample gloriously well, but the other part is just amazed at how fluid he is at arranging them.
Joseph Vitterito’s Anticodon Records heads into 2015 with some new material from Stateside newcomer, BimBamBoom. ‘Kiss the Disco’ fits in alongside that chugging acid/disco sound that has been occupying some of the darker corners of clubland recently (notably the productions of Craig Bratley, Daniel Avery and the rhythms you’d hear at Weatherall’s A Love From Outer Space parties), and features suitable remixes from OOFT!, Magic Touch and Secret Self Rubber.