Aram Naj – Kiss Kiss Kiss *eclectic audiovisual mix*
A few words about tracklist
1. Les Sins – Fetch
Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick returns to his Les Sins alias, last heard from in 2010, for two tracks of wobbly, left-of-center house. Lush and glossy, „Fetch” sounds a little like Julio Bashmore’s bassy brand of floor-filler. The cut-up R&B vocals, piano stabs and chest-massaging bass function as nostalgic triggers, but their visceral impact is no less immediate: there’s a crystalline clarity to his finger snaps and DX7s that feels like a contact high from the cocaine sheen of their inspirations. But Bundick’s version of this sound is more idiosyncratic, marked by off-kilter drum programming and a patched-together feel. Compared to „Fetch”‚s ebullient baby baby baby routine, „Taken” is more circumspect. Here, Bundick indulges his melodic whims with a meandering brass synth solo atop a loping groove built from scraps of live drumming and breathy vocal samples.
2. Channel X – Leaving (Stil vor Talent SVT152 2015)
But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice. ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’ For their second full-length, the infamous Berliners Channel X invite you to take a mad trip through their very own Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic psychedelic tale of Alice’s mind-altering experience in a colourful parallel universe, Miko and André Quasar offer a deeply euphoric peek down the musical rabbit hole. Thus, party-approved tech house sounds meet tight deep house, dreamy disco numbers and funky downbeat passages, all crafted with a trained ear for detail, but, more importantly, a deep love for the dance-floor.
3. Rone – Parade (Infiné records IF2047 2012)
French electronic artist Rone grabbed acclaim with his first album, Spanish Breakfast, now he’s ready to serve a new dish, Tohu Bohu, on November 5th through InFiné. The new album moves between dreamlike electronica, hypnotic ambient and melodic techno. Rone has released the full album version of his new single, “Parade”
4. Exillon – Office Work (Ad Noiseam records adn86 2008)
mix & selection Aram Naj