——— minimal/tech-house ———-
Popnoname – Touch (The Field remix) (Italic)
Starting with guitar-looped chords, gently adding some beats and atmospheric keyboards, turns into pure ambient trip. I was afraid to put it on on the party, and when I finally did, the club was already full with early morning sun, it just was so special moment of the party! I had a very positive feedback. Sound is so special and different to everything on the scene… A must have.
Popnoname – Storm (Italic)
My favorite track from the album, super melodic and touching deep in the heart.
Guy Gerber -Timing (Cocoon)
Another timeless classic from Gerber. First tune from him during a year or so. Beautiful and extraordinary.
Matt Star – Kuhle Fliege (Hugo remix) (International Freakshow)
House, funky and groovy, girls love to dance on it.
Butch – Dark Fader (AFU-Ltd.)
Very minimal in sound and pattern, put primitive and danceable groove. Butch says “Back to basics!”
Butch – Nomad (Mihalis Safras remix) (AFU-Ltd.)
Solead – Loose Powder (Anna aka Boris Brejcha rmx) (Beef)
Deep, melodic and dark, this one has strong groove.
Cabin Fever Trax – Vol. 2 / Track 1 (Rekids)
Re-make of famose and hard-to-get NEPHEWS OF PHELA “Mulah 2”, main theme of Broken Flowers movie, this track will make happy every Bill Murray fun 🙂 Sounds more house than minimal, and will change the boring mood on dance-floor toward jazzy and warm direction.
Rodeo Drive presents Sil Via Rocca – Harmonica (Karim Razak remix) (Stop & Go)
You can call it minimal-pop, but who cares? Mood of American western films, cowboys playing harmonica on a rancho, and their ladies dancing around, isn’t it sweet? Uplifting, positive and with noticeable afro-beat element. We need some fun too.
Allessio Mereu – Techno Is Brain (Renovatio)
More techno side of the minimal, fast melodic sounds, make slightly more tense mood and drive you into the dance. Different from the rest of the scene (OK its Italy not Berlin:), perfect for peak moment of the party.
——— nu jazz/bossa nova/funk ———–
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (Groovefinder remix) (Columbia)
Absolute hit, this awesome remix will make dance, sing and think everybody, whether you love Nina already or yet to become a fan. Remix produced so gently, it sounds almost like from 70’s. I mean there’s beats but they don’t dominate, just seat nicely in the mix, it must be on separate release, 7″ would be great.
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running (Victor Rodsado mix + original version) (East End)
Da Wiesel – Shotgun (Sunsetsoul)
Supa funky big beat. Great vocal, a record for the peak of the party. Drums are so loud, I got to make volume a bit down when playing this record, because it so stands out. What the trick they got?
The Bahama Soul Club – But Rich Rhythms (Buyu)
The Bahama Soul Club – Nassau Jam (Buyu)
Continuation of The Juju Orchestra, same style, just kinda next album under another name. Great. Even more live and more rhythm. I love Juju, and this next bunch of traxx just great. From bossa nova, to funk, to jazz, to break beat, great combination, perfectly produced. Crowd love this tunes.
Kinny & Horne – Why Me (Tru Thoughts)
Lyrics of Kinny is full of humor (relations), beats of Horne are full of groove. I love the album and this track is one of the best and works on dance floor.
Adriana Evans – Hey Now (Expansion)
They call Adriana “real R’n’B” . Just lovely, easy going, sexy, pure, deep jazzy song. For a very special moment. Couples get ready!
Selana Jones – Right Now (from Some More Horizons: Roots, Inspiration & remixes) (Stereo Deluxe)
Mo Horizons – Brazil (Rio N Blues version) (from Some More Horizons: Roots, Inspiration & remixes) (Stereo Deluxe)
Margie Hendricks – Jim Dandy (from Some More Horizons: Roots, Inspiration & remixes) (Stereo Deluxe)
Mo Horizons – Drum N Boogaloo (Fort Knox Five’s Latin Funk Bomb) (from Some More Horizons: Roots, Inspiration & remixes) (Stereo Deluxe)
Willie Rosario – (from Some More Horizons: Roots, Inspiration & remixes) Shining Knight (Stereo Deluxe)