Various - WELCOME TO MY LABORATORY (2008)
Techno, Deep House, Ambient, Minimal
01 Underworld - Cups
02 Fred Everything - In (Intro)
03 Fred Everything (feat.Rise Ashen) - Light Of Day
04 Fred Everything - Winter Blues (Original Mix)
05 Chuck Love - Long Way
06 Fred Everything ft. Rise Ashen - Find Your Way (Original Mix)
07 Fred Everything ft. Joseph Malik - Not A Club Song
08 Anthony Rother - Welcome To My Laboratory
09 Woolfy/Projections - Neeve
10 Woolfy/Projections - Absynth
11 Falko Brocksieper(feat.Richard Davis) - Emotional Support
12 KentaroTakizawa - New Beginning New Llife (Little Big Bee remix)
13 Underworld - Jumbo
14 Tomoyasu Hotei - We All Alone
Link to download:
Some deeep house masterpieces which are my favourite stuff in this style. The compilation based on Fred Everything's terrific good album. My goal was to find songs with similar melancholic,dramatic atmosphere,which is good to listen to on a cold,foggy day when everything is soooo depressive:) Two peak points are Falko Brocksieper and the last song with Hotei,huh what can i say,don't miss them! (check them on the player)
Released by Salty Records!! Don't beleive me,it's just a joke:)
(any ways belive or not i really discovered a Salty Records few days ago: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=5125551 ,it is nice isn't it?:)
Some info about the featuring artists:
UNDERWORLD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld_(band) and http://www.myspace.com/underworld)
Underworld became one of the most crucial electronic acts of the 1990s via an intriguing synthesis of old and new. The trio's two-man frontline, vocalist Karl Hyde and guitarist Rick Smith (both were member of FREUR), had been recording together since the early-'80s new wave explosion, after two unsuccessful albums released as Underworld during the late '80s, the pair finally hit it big when they recruited Darren Emerson, a young DJ hipped to the sound of techno and trance.The band is perhaps best known for "Born Slippy .NUXX", a track made popular in the hit 1996 Danny Boyle film Trainspotting.In early 2000, Darren Emerson left the group due to internal tension and Emerson's increasingly successful DJ career. Darren Price has filled in some live dates, but the group is now officially a duo.
They are perhaps the finest performers of dance music in the world today. Their concerts are totally live; there are no tapes, no rehearsals, not even a setlist.
They're one of the most important groups in electronic music ever. They've really pushed what people thought was okay to do with electronic music and have made some incredibly original tracks in many different styles.
"Jumbo" and "Cups" originally released on Beaucoup Fish (1999)
Underworld sounds like what 10cc might have been doing if they had survived into the late 90's. It's cool electronic music, with vocals processed on a vocoder to be down and subliminal, almost subversive. No sample rip-offs, real vocals, with a touch of Euro-rap. Approaching ambient, Underworld's style is more like blue electronic jazz.
FRED EVERYTHING (http://www.myspace.com/fredeverything and http://filez.om-records.com/fredeverything/)
"Canadian DJ/producer Fred Everything is a key player in the world of House Music and with 12 years in the music business and over 100 productions to his credit, he shows no signs of stopping.His second album “Light Of Day” (2004) also on 20:20 Vision, was cited as the best House album of the year by iDJ magazine in the UK. It featured artist such as Joseph Malik, Karl the Voice, Roy Davis and DJ Heather."(http://www.om-records.com/artists/fred_everything and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Everything)
The featured songs came from his 2007 album Light Of Tha Day
Review and listen:
CHUCK LOVE (http://www.chucklove.com/ and http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=87018)
"Chuck Love is a San Francisco based D.J. and recording artist (for the Labels Salted Music and Om Records), mainly producing House music compositions.Chuck Love originally hailed from the Minneapolis area. His album Bring Enough to Spill Some was released in June 2007 and featured several successful dance singles, including "Spread the Love", "Soul Symphony", and the romantic "Something Right". In its initial release, the album was a double-CD with the second disc being comprised of Love's more notable remixes, mostly for Om Records label-mates."(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Love)
"Long Way Down" originally released on Bring Enough To Spill Some (2007)
Review with listen:
ANTHONY ROTHER (http://www.myspace.com/anthonyrother) - Welcome To My laboratory (from my name is beuys from telekraft 2008)
"Anthony Rother is an electronic music composer, producer and label owner living in Frankfurt, Germany. He is one of the artists responsible for the turn-of-the-millennium revival of the electro genre, which was originally introduced in the late 1970's by the German band Kraftwerk, who have had a major influence on Rother's music.Rother's electro sound ("Sex With the Machines", "Simulationszeitalter", "Hacker") is characterized by repetitive machine-like beats, robotic, vocoder-driven vocals, melancholy, futuristic mood and lyrics that often deal with the consequences of technological progress, the relationship between humans and machines, and the role of computers in society.In addition to electro, Rother also composes dark ambient music ("Elixir of Life", "Art Is a Technology"). He has also produced music for Sven Väth and DJ Hell."
"Welcome To My Laboratory" originally released on My Name Is Beuys From Telekraft (2008)
Check his new album here with a review:
FALKO BROCKSIEPER (http://www.myspace.com/falkobrocksieper)
"Falko Brocksieper hails from Cologne, Germany. His music is deliciously playful with a deep dose of analog funk. Equally resplendent at home or on the dancefloor, this music is functionally driving, with a definite melodic sensibility keeping things moving and interesting. In 2000 he founded the label "Sub Static" together with M.I.A. and in 2003 the sublabel "Karloff". His extensive discography and his dj sets describe the classical and functional minimalism in a consistent and unpretentious way. Smart purism at its finest. He has remixed , amongst others, for Christian Morgenstern, Akufen, Basteroid."
"Brocksieper’s also a collaborative sort: “Emotional Support,” featuring one of tech-house’s most persistent melancholists, Richard Davis, sounds like it could have fallen from one of the latter’s albums, though in the process it’s lost some of Davis’s melodic voluptuousness"
"Emotional Support" originally released on Heavy Day (2008)
If you want to listen to the whole album:
KENTARO TAKIZAWA (http://www.myspace.com/kentarotakizawa and http://kentadj.jugem.jp/)
"Two decades since its birth in New York and Chicago, and almost as long since it migrated to Japan, house music is spawning a new generation of DJs and producers to guide it into the future.
Among those in Japan is 25-year-old Tokyoite Kentaro Takizawa. First exposed to house while still in elementary school and already producing his own tracks in junior high, Takizawa has an album under his belt, as well as numerous club residencies and remixes for the likes of Ayumi Hamasaki.(http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/656/clubs.asp)
"New Beginning Of Life" originally released on Impressive Time Remixes (2006)
WOOLFY/PROJECTIONS (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=15650755 and http://www.myspace.com/woolfys and http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=309661760)
woolfy vs projections is simon james and dan hastie, presenting 'the astral projections of starlight', a fantastic album of dubbed disco and beard rock. dan and simon meet in a run down bar in downtown la and embarked on what's become a nine year adventure. their first release on chicago's guidance recordings was 'kingsburg', a track that's appeared on many compilations, including house legend tony humphries fabric mix. from there, the full length, 'between here and now' was released. it made serious waves on the electronic scene and put projections on the map. (http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=306031)
" ‘Neeve’ is the hit here, a moody mid tempo groove with loads of atmospheric synthesiser noises and a killer rhythm guitar. It’s Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’, all discofied and dangerous"
"Neeva" and "Absynth" originally released on The Astral Projections Of Twilight (2008)
TOMOYASU HOTEI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoyasu_Hotei)
"Tomoyasu Hotei is a Japanese rock musician of superstar status in his native Japan, with more than 25 million records sold, but relatively unknown in the west, although there have been a few of his albums released in the west as well, the latest being Supersonic Generation in 1998. He was the special guest star on David Bowie's '96 concert in Tokyo, and together with star componist Michael Kamen he showed his musical prowess at the 1986 closing ceremony of the Atlanta Olympic Games. Before staring his solo career he was the lead guitarrist and co-founder of the punk rock-band Boowy (1979-1988). At the last concert of Boowy, Last Gig, more then 100.000 fans were present."(http://everything2.com/title/Tomoyasu%2520Hotei)
"We All Alone" originally released on Supersonic Generation (1998)