Shantel ‎– Club Guerilla

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IC 008-2 Shantel Club Guerilla(CD, Album) INFRACom! IC 008-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
IC 008-1 Shantel Club Guerilla(2xLP, Album) INFRACom! IC 008-1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SDW021-2 Shantel Club Guerilla(CD, Album) Shadow Records SDW021-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

October 17, 2014
referencing Club Guerilla, CD, Album, SDW021-2

Shantel's debut, CLUB GUERILLA, is firmly in the downtempo/lounge vein that seemed to conquer the world in the mid- to late-90s. It has a quiet flow to it, with deep basslines and mellow grooves, as "Intro (Yes, Allright)" transitions from blissful sounds until the beats finally kick in. "Move Your Hands" has the hip-hop beat right up front, however, with the jazz samples following behind it. Tropical touches of dub reverberate all over "Cell Blando," while "Considerando" has some sultry Portuguese vocals, showing his eye towards ethnic fusion, which he would explore more fully later in his career. For me, the album really kicks off with "Wow! Experience," drifts from a dreamy guitar line and into its rhythm with fluid ease and then shifts gear entirely. "Ta Jupe" brings a deep house sensibility, while "La Mouche Lumiere" is all about the bliss. The album could have easily ended there, but he brings back the deep dub bass and lounge atmosphere with "Nova Sola (Bahia Blunt)," while "Considerando (Echoplex 2000)" drifts by like a dubby cloud. Extremely pleasant.