Archive for February, 2013

Vital Radio 189 – Hour 1: Reznik

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You know how every House- and Techno-DJ is raving about the passion for the music. Sounds good in the first place, but when you look closer, it mostly comes down to spinning mediocre Techhouse-standards all day every day in the living room and throwing some pills on weekends, being stuck in a weekly party-routine and gradually losing grip on style and ideas and creativity and life itself. Reznik knows about this kind, it lives next door to his place. Keeping in mind how annoying a continuous pumped up, Altbau-wall-filtered Bassdrum can be (did anybody say torture?), you can imagine how strong HIS passion for House and Techno must be.

And it’s not only strong, it’s elaborate and diverse at the same time. (Quite fittingly, writing about music and culture in general is his main occupation.) You can be sure, that he holds a Kevin Saunderson record as dear as a Bauhaus-, Human League- or John Coltrane-record. Grown up with Metal, Punk and Hardcore, he soon discovered the thrills of exploring new territories rather than embracing the familiar ones to its entirety. He began collecting Postpunk-records, got interested in Rap and R’n’B and Popmusic, found inspiration in early minimalists, in experimental music, in Drone and Noise, got into Electro and vintage Disco-Sounds and at some point realized the, in both ways, emotionally and physically moving potential of Techno- and Housemusic.

In 2009 Reznik found some like-minded comrades-in-arms with the keinemusik-clique. Until now he successfully avoided to produce anything that is genuinely his own work, but who knows how long he will live up to this refusal. Right now, his DJ-sets speak for themselves anyway. They can be deep, they can be accessible, they can be hard, but they are always classy. Maybe just trust Alec Empire in this case, who once stated: “Berlin has about a handful of DJ’s with talent and integrity. Reznik is one of them. Just forget the other douchebags and support this fella.” We agree.

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Vital Radio 189 – Hour 2: The Marvel Years

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Previously known as “The Wonder Years”, this UK artists has been fusing electronic music with classic funky vibes.  A bunch of breakbeats, a dash of electro and a whole lot of funk is packed into this incredible Vital Radio Guestmix.

More info on The Marvel Years’ funky goodness is here, or you can just download below.

 

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 1: Speedboats & Big Explosions

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Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

 

Hour 1 Tracklist:

01. Lionel Richie – Hello (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
02. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
03. NKOTB – Step By Step (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
04. DJ Dan – Out of Nowhere (Original Mix)
05. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Tap That (Original Mix)
06. Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Hott 22 Main Vocal Mix)
07. The House Inspectors & Random Soul – Front to Back (Original Mix)
08. Kris Kross – Jump (Gramo Oldskul Edit)
09. Crazibiza & Kevin Prise vs. Azaelia Banks – Reach Out To The 212 (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
10. Jay Lumen vs. Missy Elliot – Gossip Folks As One feat. Ludacris (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
11. Speedboats & Big Explosions – In The Cinema (Original Mix)
12. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Dreamer (Lanfree & Marco Molina Remix)
13. My Digital Enemy – New Sensation (Original Mix)
14. Mark Knight vs. Deep Grounder – Another Day Is Alright (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
15. Everything feat. Meggy (Mark Fanciulli Remix)
16. S.K.A.M. – I Got What You Need (Shadow Child Freakmix)
17. MK, Lee Foss, Anabel Englund – Electricity feat. Anabel Englund (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 2: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

Hour 2 Tracklist:

1. Green Velvet, Pleasurekraft – Skeleton Key (Bontan Remix)
2. Tommyboy – Can You Feel It (Metodi Hristov Remix)
3. Chocolate Puma, Bingo Players – Disco Electrique (Vocal Mix)
4. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DFs Attention Vocal Mix)
5. Mark Knight – Together (Original Mix)
6. Stars on 45 – Stars on 45 (Olav Basoski Remix)
7. Carl Creme – My Lovin’ (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)
8. Seamus Haji & Cevin Fisher – I Love The Music (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
9. Hazzaro – Little Havana (Original Mix)
10. Juan Sanchez – Meanwhile (Original Mix)
11. Milk & Sugar – Hey (Nah Neh Nah) vs. Vaya Con Dios (Chris Lake & Marco Lys Remix)
12. Kaskade, Skrillex – Lick It (Alex Kenji Remix)
13. Les Bijoux, Diva & Jones – Carmona (David Jones Edit)
14. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
15. Marcus Gauntlett – Work On it (Roger Williams Remix)
16. Madonna – Into The Groove (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
17. Dr. Rubberfunk – Trouble Woman feat. Roachford (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)

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