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posted a comment on Sleeparchive - LBB Works. over 9 years ago
This record is my definition of "contemporary art" sufficiency... Or maybe I just do not understand it yet.

It beats the numerous people you can find in poor ambient music, releasing an album with a note by track, the finger on a key for 10 minutes, and ... See full review
posted a review of Ion Ludwig - Circle Of Dorth. over 11 years ago
This EP is more than just a club thing, it is a guide to the unconventional minimal techno music. Simeon Simon is a piece of art. A storytelling and progressive construction with a misterious piano slightly growing. One of my favourite track of 2006.
My ... See full review
posted a review of Jesse Somfay. over 11 years ago
Jesse Somfay really gots his Unique style. Linking minimal techno with etheral ambiances, and more progressive and acid sounds.
Each track is a piece of art, even when you read the titles...
Call it what you want, I call it post-techno.
Such as Ion ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - San Francisco Sessions Volume 1. over 11 years ago
I just wanted to pay a tribute to what I consider like the best deep funky house mix ever created. It is thanks to San Francisco Sessions that I discovered House music and fell in love with it. It is deep, funky, classy, Mark Farina has never been ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Seasons One. over 11 years ago
I'm a big fan of Mark Farina, but this mix does not appeal me. I don't know why it's so rare and so appreciated. The mixing is okay, is common...and I find the tracklist boring. Compare it to San Francisco Sessions. 3 years later, it's reaaaallly better.
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz 3. over 11 years ago
Mushroom Jazz 3 is very good, but not as good as MJ2 and 4 which are real masterpieces.
In contrary to volume 5, the soul of Mushroom Jazz is there, with this particular "classy urban ambiance". Excellent track selection as always, but there's a track ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz Volume Five. over 11 years ago
I'm a big fan of the serie, which is in my opinion the best downtempo mixes EVER!

But Mushroom Jazz does not smell like the other MJ...
In fact, I would give 3,5/5 stars for this mix. (5/5 for all the other MJ, except the first). I would give 4 ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz. over 11 years ago
The weakest of the serie. The mix is not very good (even if there are some samples here and there through the mix, which is a great point with Farina mixes), and there's only 12 tracks for a mix of 72 minutes...

The track selection is very good, but a ... See full review
posted a review of Tstewart - Living Exponentially. over 12 years ago
Amazingly beautiful. If you want to dream, you must get this. I make my friends listen to it, most of them usually don't like electronic music, but Living Exponentially makes them change their mind. Modern classical + cerebral rhythms, very diverse but a ... See full review
posted a review of Hippo - Hippodrome. over 12 years ago
Unique. Unique is the most efficient word to describe this album. One of the most strange instrumental HipHop album ever heard. How can we define it? Disneyland HipHop? Cartoon HipHop? Fantasy HipHop? I don't know, but the atmosphere of this album is ... See full review
posted a review of Leon Louder - Dirty Work 2. over 12 years ago
With "Obsession Therapy", all is said in the title. The excellent loop in the track can become your real obsession. It is jackin'house music which makes you imagine at the same time. It's not really funky, it is more like an imaginative bouncy travel to ... See full review
posted a review of Gustavo Lamas - Salidas EP. over 12 years ago
The first track of this ep is the best hypnotizin' minimal sound I've ever heard. It is terribly "technologic" sounding and natural/organik at the same time. I love this concept of linking nature with technology. Safari electronique is on top for ... See full review
posted a review of Tiko - Lavette's Groove EP. over 12 years ago
Lavette's Groove is, in my opinion, the best French deep house EP, just before "Trankilou's Escalope de Dingue". The "Mood Is Right" is a friendly and efficient funky track, but the most amazing stuff on the record is "Baby". A deep atmosphere driven by ... See full review
posted a review of Wale Oyejide. over 12 years ago
Wale Oyejide is one of the most underrated man in the instrumental HipHop world. He adds another dimension with a really unique production. Mellow melodies, with, sometimes, some mysterious vocals sampled from an imaginairy land, and we are bewitched by ... See full review
posted a review of Eliot Lipp - Immediate Action #10. over 12 years ago
This record is different from what Eliot Lipp used to do. This is NOT IDMish like his albums (which are good too), but it's purely jazzy instrumental HipHop. Nice relaxing saxophone on "Cushman", "Real Tragic" is a perfect head nodding track "a la ... See full review
posted a review of Mark Farina - United DJs Of America, Vol. 9: San Francisco. over 12 years ago
Very good quality. Not the best of Farina, but a solid mix. The track selection is awesome. This is deep and funky house at it's best. The first and the last tracks are amazing. The mix begins with a very mysterious track by Crustation and finishes with ... See full review
posted a review of Brightlight - Toystore Ballet. over 12 years ago
I think Brightlight is a very efficient Minimal techno producer. When I buy one of his records, I know that the beat will be aesthetic and banging at the same time. Toystore Ballet is the most catchy. Very well produced, minimal, but not too much. ... See full review
posted a review of [a]pendics.shuffle. over 12 years ago
Has this guy ever released a bad track?!
His minimal and click'n'bleep techno is mind-blowing. Sometimes housey with "The Diligent Puzzle EP", sometimes more abstract with "Re-fried Monument", and always catchy. In contrary to a lot of other minimal ... See full review
posted a review of Mark Farina. over 12 years ago
The best deep house DJ in the world without a doubt. This man has the midas touch. Every Farina's sets are amazing. He always creates a so smart atmosphere during his mixes...(remember Mushroom Jazz or San Francisco Sessions...) He has the strongest ... See full review
posted a review of Narita Records. over 12 years ago
Nothing wrong with Narita. The label is in the same way as his father: Merck. No bad release!
While the "Malk" EP by Adam Johnson makes us dream in our sofa, the minimal tech/house of [a]pendics.shuffle make us move the head. Strong label for quality ... See full review
posted a review of Justin Martin and Sammy D* - Cats And Dogs. over 12 years ago
Very efficient EP. So funny and catchy! You can hear cats & dogs who add a little something more to the very friendly track. Original concept, and very well-produced. Remixes are very good too. Mark Farina adds his famous "sound-collage" atmosphere, and ... See full review
posted a review of Joshua. over 12 years ago
Joshua is the definition of San Francisco House Music. Discrete, funky, dubby, sometimes strange, sometimes extremely classic, but never cheesy. If you don't know this guy, try "Imagineairy EP" before all, the perfect mixture between "mental" deep house ... See full review
posted a review of Dominik Eulberg. over 12 years ago
Dominik Eulberg definitely rocks. This guy is the perfect balance between quality minimal techno for your mind and audiophones, and minimal techno for your feet. He adds a magical atmosphere with his love for nature, and the different sound effects used ... See full review
posted a review of Andrew Macari - Time And Space EP. over 12 years ago
Seven Of Nine is a high quality deep tek/house track with a very repetitive and bewitchin' bassline. It's a very very efficient track. I didn't think that tech/house could be so good. Try it (The other track is friendly too).
posted a review of Joshua - Imagineairy EP. over 12 years ago
West Coast House finest. Imagineairy speaks for itself. When you hear it, you want to imagine... I think this EP is the best of Joshua. "Work It Out" is terribly catchy and so simple at the same time. You know, smart piano loops, dubby bass, occasional ... See full review
posted a review of Walter Jones - Fade Inn Moments E.P.. over 12 years ago
Deep, funky and experimental deep house at it's best! GC's Theme is very technical, a very fresh track for people who are fed-up of "withoutanyconcept" house music. More tracks like this in the future Walter?
posted a review of Sixteen Souls - Late Night Jam / On My Mind. over 12 years ago
Late Night Jam...so many memories with this track. Incredible quality for the year (1997). The track is THE definition of deep'n'funky house music. Frustating to see that Sixteen Souls have made few tracks only. People, you absolutely need this track for ... See full review
posted a review of Ricky Bradshaw - The Jump? Skip! E.P.. over 12 years ago
Perfect deep and funky house! Black Keys and it's piano loop is unforgettable. Ricky's Guitar is very very similar to "Demarre Le Chauve" by Pépé Bradock...One of them has made an obvious plagia.
posted a review of Benny Blanko - 8 Ft In The Air. over 12 years ago
Good album by Benny Blanko. I love the perfect ambiguity between deep house and HipHop. It's not purely instrumental HipHop, and not purely house. It's in between, a bit like mushroom jazz compilations. We are just sure of one thing : it smells like the ... See full review
posted a review of Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician* - Lightweight Heavy. over 12 years ago
Smooth instrumental album by Fat Jon. A little bit less uptempo than his other releases. Lightweight Heavy has been done to chill, to imagine, with some strong elements of abstract HipHop and even deep house. Just listen to "Days" or ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz 2. over 12 years ago
The Best of the 5 Mushroom Jazz. An absolut masterpiece for true downtempo headz. Smart, urban jazz with smooth HipHop beats. Perfect track selection, and a magic mix. All other downtempo compilations on the market don't have the same level as Mushroom ... See full review
posted a review of Tony Senghore - In The Latin Fashion. over 12 years ago
Splendid record, on a splendid label. "Lation Fashion" is one of the most beautiful and hypnotizin' deep house track I've ever heard. Perfect bassline and drum programming, with a smooth and bewitchin' piano. Magic!
posted a review of Mark Farina - Bes' Enatainment E.P.. over 12 years ago
Great record in the Mark Farina style...
Strange and friendly atmosphere at the same time, with the traditional "sound and voice collage" of the man (Just remember the marvellous track "Radio", for example).
Mark Farina has his own style, he keeps ... See full review
posted a review of King Britt - Adventures In Lo-Fi. over 12 years ago
Smart HipHop from the man...King Britt.
Excellent production, mellow beats, intelligent lyrics, quality guests (the crazy Quasimoto!) and the unique vibe, the unique atmosphere of King Britt again..
It's incredible to see that this man is one of the ... See full review
posted a review of Deadbeats - Lounging. over 12 years ago
An absolut masterpiece of downtempo/hiphop sound..Excellent to chill at home..
It sounds very similar to the Mushroom Jazz serie. Unfortunately this CD is now difficult to find, but if you see it in your recordshop, don't hesitate, buy it..!yes buy it ... See full review
posted a review of Mark Farina - Air Farina. over 12 years ago
I've been dreamin' and listenin' to Farina for 4 years now. I love deep house, I love HipHop, I love urban sounds.. but I love experimentation and people who dare some stuff too...

San Francisco sessions vol 1? a masterpiece for the deep and funky ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Mark Farina* - Mushroom Jazz 4. over 12 years ago
First of all, let me tell you that Om Records is the label which made me discover and LOVE house, deep house, breaks, and instrumental hip-hop (with Ninja Tune, even if the sound of om is different...). In the market, there's a lot of compilations of ... See full review
posted a review of Adam Johnson - Chigliak. over 12 years ago
One of the best Minimal techno/IDM/Ambient album of 2003. A Marvellous album, very emotional and technical in the same time. It begins by 3 mysterious ambient tracks, and "Autopop" takes us along a nice travel through minimal techno with variations in ... See full review
posted a review of People Under The Stairs. over 12 years ago
I've discovered these men one year ago, because they are in the Om records label (house, breaks label). All I can say is that People Under The Stairs are without a doubt the BEST underground hip-hop I've ever heard. They got all I want from Underground ... See full review
posted a review of Merck. over 12 years ago
I think Merck records is the best label for someone who loves abstract hiphop and would like to discover a more experimental and electronic sound. Merck is a kinda family. Every artist is different, but all want to make extremely beautiful and innovative ... See full review