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Wolfgang Gartner - Flashback as reviewed by djbronko

December 31, 2008
In contrast to Wolfgang Gartner's earlier releases on Kindergarten, this tune sounds less progressive but is more a mix of electro and funky house. Nevertheless, it is unmistakably carrying Gartner's signature. I was surprised to find that the melody seems to be inspired by 'Little Anthony & The Imperials - Can You Imagine'. This tune was already used by 'Daft Punk' on their Crescendolis, and indeed 'Flashback' heavily remembers me of the sound that Daft Punk created on their fabulous album Homework.
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For The Floorz - Time Limited / Body Angels as reviewed by djbronko

May 29, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
"Body Angels" is a heavy Disco House track which makes use of samples from "Ain't Nobody" by Diana King. This is quite hard to find out since the samples are massively shredded and rearranged in the style of Todd Edwards. Definitely worth to give it a try!
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DJ Tonka as reviewed by djbronko

January 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
His tracks may be called too commercial, or all the same - but they just work. Tonka has got a simple recipe that is unique - the pianos make you feel good, the bass kicks (at least on releases until 2000, later on getting softer), the bassline grooves, the melodies are catchy. This is happiness in a tin can. Open it and feel good.
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Mambana - Libre as reviewed by djbronko

January 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
This tune is one of those which just make you feel happy. It's a lightweight tune that won't get out of your head once it's in. Sounds like a neverending sunset, and can perfectly be played in the beginning, middle or end of any house set - it just never bothers.
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Titonton Duvanté as reviewed by djbronko

January 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
This man is a mix-god! I had the chance to experience him live on some underground party in Austria, and I can't say anything else than that he's awesome. The mixture of fat, kicking tech-house and techno beats together with his superb scratching skills made the dancefloor go crazy. He's a tech-turntablist, spreading out so much creativity... you've seen that he was so deep into the music, he's been partying like everyone on the dancefloor. Whenever I thought this can't be topped, it was - by the next transition. This is indeed old school, haven't seen anything similar yet. Respect!
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Various - History Of Rotterdam Hardcore Part 1 as reviewed by djbronko

January 12, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Continuing the rivalry between Rotterdam Hardcore and Amsterdam House, the A1 track "A Message From Hell" ridicules the tune "Plastic Dreams" by Jaydee. It's introduced by the words "And now - a message from heaven: stay mellow!", then played disharmonicly for some seconds and finally booed away and replaced by an e-guitar.