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Revancha del Tango (2001) - Gotan Project [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Revancha del Tango (2001) - Gotan Project [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

One Kiss [Fos Mix] - Pacha 2. Funk de Fino 3. Manhasset [Larry Heard Mix] 4. Starlight - Juan Atkins 5. Stop! (We Need Each Other) - Alexis P. Suter 6. Let Me Love You - DJ Rasoul 7. Nobody's Gonna Love Ya - Norma Jean Bell 8. African Drug [Tribal Remix] - Bob Holroyd 9. Can't Get Over Your Love [Joey Negro Mix] - Simphonia 10. Techno Powers 11. What Is Happiness - Leslie Joy 12. Inspiration - Arnold Jarvis

Microhouse coined

The term microhouse was coined by The Wire's Philip Sherburne in July, 2001 [...]

House Of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture

A splendid NYC release that rekindles a tradition of leftfield dance music inherited from donwtown's scene. House of Jealous Lovers is that sort of cult track that stems from nowhere and that is full throttle from beginning to end. With both elements of dance and rock, the cut is so good that even the fine Morgan Geist release pales in comparison. B-side is a demented vocal effort halfway between Brian Wilson's taste for the bizarre and Brigitte Fontaine's knack for the dreadful. So far all good. --tigersushi [...]


Zongamin, aka multi-instrumentalist Susumu Mukai, first caused damage on the dance scene with his take-no-prisoners, future-retro punk-funk cut "Serious Trouble". Taking on a raucously infectious disco-clash feel, the tune caught the imaginations of many different luminaries in the electro-retro avant-garde, such as Trevor Jackson and Andy Weatherall. This debut LP shows off a little more of the producer' skills, illustrating that Mukai is at least a four or five trick pony. Zongamin is happily diverse, featuring amongst other things Arrows covers ("Make Love Not War"), a few more excursions into his brand of grainy glitterball phunk ("Painless"), confused, robotic chaos ("Spiral"), a cheerful dash of folk-hop ("Street Surgery 2") and some weirdy-beardy experimentalia ("Tunnel Music"). With influences as disparate as Joy Division, Miles Davis and Prince, Zongamin was always going to be an interesting experiment, but the producer's main feat is to make it sound good as well. --Paul Sullivan for amazon.co.uk Guess that if Noel Gallagher had written a song about Sweet Sticky Substance he would have had the nerve to call it spunk.... Anyhow, retro-noisy outfit Zongamin nonetheless takes the piss throughout this Tunnel Music EP with beacon of mockery being the improbable keys of Gasoline Pearl. Making no mystery of being a complete wanker sure deserves some sort of reward, we just have to find out one. --tigersushi


Blackwater, by Detroit Octave One (Burden brothers), who had previously made an impact on international dancefloors with 'I Believe', was one of the fave dance tracks of 2001. As featured on Danny Krivit's Expansions and Nova Tunes 06.

Miss Kittin [...]

Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Stock Exchange [Woman]

House Music [...]

I think a hefty and crucial element of house's appeal and resonance is always going to bypass you if you're not gay and/or black-Hispanic. The very aspects that are vital to this original core audience (the culture's resilience and abiding, enduring permanence; its perennial role as sanctuary/haven/surrogate family versus an intolerant, hostile, cruel, uncaring outside world; its ethos of pleasant-ness and easy hedonism), all take on a totally different quality when transposed to a white heterosexual audience. So in Britain, house becomes this smugly snug, complacent, bland, nullifying thing -- the mature option for a post-rave, young adult, affluent 'n' aspirational crowd. A song like Masters At Work/Barbara Tucker's "Beautiful People" has an entirely different resonance on the black gay New York "underground" than when it's played at a white British straight club. --Simon Reynolds

... all that awfully dreary Afro-Brazilian influenced house... Simon Reynolds in http://members.aol.com/blissout/unfaves2001.htm


  1. Underground Moderne - Various Artists [1CD, Amazon US]
    An excellent collection of essential tracks that were far from the mainstream in their time from 1965 through to the 1980's. Includes such diverse artists as Mutabaruka, Frank Zappa, Funkadelic, Can, Agitation Free, Tim Buckley, Augustus Pablo and many more. The best compilation to come out in 2001.
    Tracklisting: 1. Ghost Rider (Suicide) 2. Mushroom (Can) 3. Gypsy Love (Silver Apples) 4. King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown (Augustus Pablo) 5. Solo/from The Film 'der Tote Bin Ich'(Irmin Schmidt) 6. Sweet Surrender (Tim Buckley) 7. Le Voyageur (Heldon) 8. Chrysler Rose (Dashiell Hedayat) 9. Fohat Digs Holes In Space (Gong) 10. Comme à La Radio(Brigitte Fontaine;Areski;Art Ensemble Of Chicago) 11. Revolutionary Words (Mutabaruka) 12. You Play For Us Today (Agitation Free) 13. Peaches En Regalia (Frank Zappa) 14. Birds Lament(Moondog) 15. One Nation Under A Groove (Funkadelic)

  2. Nova - Test Four (2001) [Amazon FR] | [Amazon US]
    1. You're God(Ana Rago) 2. Fairlight Sunrise(Syclops) [MauriceFulton.html] 3. Granada(Slowsupreme) 4. Tamiami Trail(Mayaku) [Koenie] 5. Dance(Esg) 6. 120 E7(Defacto) 7. Yam(Danmass) 8. Dream 17(Annette) 9. Magenta(Circulation) 10. Lost In The Machine(Doctor L) 11. Stuck(Contriva) 12. Ritual(Brandy) 13. Summer ( The First Time)(Bobby Goldsboro)

    Alors que fleurissent les compilations en tout genre, le nouveau volume de la série Test apporte un peu de fraîcheur au sein d'un marché juteux et saturé. Avec Ivan Smagghe, on sait d'avance que l'on va explorer les recoins les plus excitants de l'actualité musicale, hors des sentiers battus. Ici, pas de place pour le déjà-vu, les morceaux sont soit inédits soit rares et explorent principalement les côtés insolites et sombres de l'electro, du rock, du dub et de la funk. De l'égérie du label Set de Smagghe, Ana Rago, au producteur house déjanté Syclops (alias Maurice Fulton), des ambiances electro hybrides du Scandinave Slowsupreme au mythique groupe funk ESG, du dub conscient de Defacto à la trance progressive de Circulation, la techno rootsy de Brandy (remix par Château Flight), on ne peut dire qu'un grand merci à Ivan. --Pedro Summer for Amazon.fr

  3. Strange Games and Things Vol.1 & 2 (2001) - DJ Spinna [Amazon US]
    Disc: 1 1. Strange Games and Things [DJ Spinna Mix] - Love Unlimited Orchestra 2. If I Can't Stop You [DJ Spinna Mix] - Johnny Bristol 3. Mademoiselle [DJ Spinna Mix] - Foxy 4. You Can't Run Away [DJ Spinna Mix] 5. Reasons [DJ Spinna Mix] - Minnie Ripperton 6. Bring Your Sweet Loving Back [DJ Spinna Mix] 7. Hollywood Dreaming [DJ Spinna Mix] - Father's Children 8. Hunk of Heaven [DJ Spinna Mix] - Lemuria 9. Elevate Your Mind [DJ Spinna Mix] 10. 90% of Me Is You [DJ Spinna Mix] - Gwen McCrae 11. Another Day [DJ Spinna Mix] 12. Girl You Need a Change of Mind [DJ Spinna Mix] - Eddie Kendricks Disc: 2 1. Can't Hide Love [DJ Spinna Mix] - Creative Source 2. Easy Money [DJ Spinna Mix] 3. Heart's Desire [DJ Spinna Mix] 4. Life Is Just a Moment, Pts. 1 and 2 [DJ Spinna Mix] [DJ Spinna Mix] - Roy Ayers 5. Magic Ride [DJ Spinna Mix] - Bobby Lyle 6. Keep It Up [DJ Spinna Mix] - Milton Wright, Jr. 7. Secret Rendezvous [DJ Spinna Mix] - René & Angela 8. California Dreamin' [DJ Spinna Mix] - José Feliciano 9. Wind Parade [DJ Spinna Mix] - Donald Byrd 10. Passion Play [DJ Spinna Mix] - The Sugarhill Gang 11. Lucky Fellow [DJ Spinna Mix] - Leroy Hutson 12. Mary Jane [DJ Spinna Mix] - Rick James 13. How Could You Break My Heart? [DJ Spinna Mix] 14. Save Their Souls [DJ Spinna Mix] - Bohannon 15. It's a Desperate Situation [DJ Spinna Mix] - Marvin Gaye
    Disc 3 is mixed

  4. I Love Serge: Electronicagainsbourg - Various Artists [1 CD, Amazon US]
    1. Ballade de Melody Nelson - Howie B. 2. La-bas c'est naturel - Faze Action 3. Love On The Beat - Krikor & W.A.R.R.I.O. 4. Bonnie & Clyde - Herbert 5. No Comment - Dax Riders 6. Sea, Sex & Sun - Demon Ritchie 7. Lola Rastaquouere - Chateau Flight 8. Aeroplanes - Readymade 9. Marabout - Bob Sinclair 10. Five Easy Pisseuses - OGM 11. Requiem pour un c... - The Orb 12. L'hotel particulier - Stratus 13. Je t'aime... moi, non plus - Dzihan & Kamien 14. New York-U.S.A. - Snooze [...]

  5. Revancha del Tango (2001) - Gotan Project [Amazon.com]
    Gotan Project is a group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Müller (a former member of Touch El Arab). They formed in 1999. Their first release was "Vuelvo al sur/El capitalismo foraneo" in 2000, followed by the album "La Revancha del Tango". Their music is clearly tango, but also uses electronic elements like samples, beats and sounds to it. Out-takes were aired on Gilles Peterson's show "Worldwide" aired on BBC one in May 2004. Philippe Cohen Solal recently released a DJ set: "Inspiración Espiración - A Gotan Project DJ Set Selected & Mixed by Philippe Cohen Solal" (2004). This album also includes a second CD with the track "La Cruz del Sur" that was meant for "La Revancha del Tango", but didn't make it in 2001.

    Before Gotan Project, Müller and Cohen Solal formed a duo called Boyz from Brazil.

    Gotan Project is currently (June 2004) back in the studio creating a new album, scheduled to be released in September 2005. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotan_Project [Mar 2005]

  6. Nice Up the Dance-Studio One Discomixes - Various Artists [1 CD, Amazon US]
    Always a hit factory, the label came close to completely dominating the Jamaican dance floor with the emergence of the long-playing 12-inch “discomix” in the 1970s. Studio One capitalized on the extended discomix format, successfully recycling some of its best material from the 1960s. Older hits were updated simply by mixing in lengthy instrumental endings. The popularity of the discomix allowed the label to prolong its reign, even after its most creative period had passed. Because a discomix filled up an entire side of a [12"] record, a hit song had the power to keep competing records off the DJ’s turntable for a good long time. Nice Up The Dance complies the very best of these highly sought-after 12-inch classics, including tracks from such legendary artists as Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, and Tommy McCook. The album opens with Cornell Campbell & the Eternal’s obscure classic, “Queen Of The Minstrels,” which unfolds in a deliciously slow groove that suspends both time and worry. The discomix of Alton Ellis’s eternal reggae classic, “Can I Change My Mind,” clocks in at an astounding 11-minutes. This endless version gives us plenty of time to experience the full magnitude of Ellis’s mighty soul caressing voice. The lengthy instrumental sections that fill Nice Up The Dance not only give added depth to older hits, but also showcase the impressive talents of the Studio One house musicians, masters of the hypnotic reggae groove. For almost three decades, Studio One has provided Jamaicans with the soulful soundtrack of their lives. -- John Ballon [...]

  7. Studio One Soul[Amazon US]
    1. Express yourself - Sibbles, Leroy 2. Respect - Frazer, Norma 3. Groove me - Sibbles, Leroy 4. Soulful strut - Sound Dimension 5. Queen of the minstrels - Eternals (5) 6. Message from a blackman - Heptones 7. I'll be around - Gayle, Otis 8. Still water - Jones, Jerry 9. Time is tight - Sound Dimension 10. Can't get enough - Ace, Richard 11. Don't break your promise - Chosen Few (1) 12. First cut is the deepest - Frazer, Norma 13. How strong - Parker, Ken 14. Set me free - Booth, Ken 15. Is it because I'm black - Senior Soul 16. Deeper and deeper - Mittoo, Jackie 17. I don't want to be right - Ellis, Alton 18. No one can stop us - Williams, Willie
    Studio One Soul, another sensational compilation that this time spotlights the inescapable link between Jamaican reggae and US soul. Since the late 1950s, which saw ska born out of American R&B, the Jamaican reggae fraternity has always had a strong affiliation towards US soul, and later on, funk. --Chris King for amazon.co.uk [...]

  8. Danny Krivit - Grass Roots [2CD, Amazon US]
    Disc: 1 1. Happy Music - Blackbyrds 2. Sugar Free - Hank Crawford 3. Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo 4. Theme From King Kong - Love Unlimited Orchestra 5. Point Zero - Voyage 6. Wela Wela - Black Blood 7. Evil - Earth Wind & Fire 8. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone 9. You're The One - Little Sister 10. Wild Safari - Barrabas 11. Going Back To My Roots - Lamont Dozier 12. Born Under Punches (And The Beat Goes On) - Talking Heads 13. Why Ya Do It - Marianne Faithful 14. Galaxy - War 15. Number One - Patrice Rushen Disc: 2 1. Philly Jump - Instant Funk 2. Turn On The Lights - Kellee Patterson 3. Prophesy - Margie Joseph 4. Lansana's Priestess - Donald Byrd 5. Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine 6. Across 110th Street - El Barrio 7. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - The Main Ingredient 8. Ease Your Mind - Touchdown 9. Delicado - El Coco 10. I Like What I Like - Everyday People 11. We Got The Funk - Positive Force 12. You Brought The Sunshine - Clark Sisters 13. Land Of Make Believe - Chuck Mangione 14. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
    The man behind the decks at New York's legendary 'Body & Soul' night selects some of the tunes that have helped shape a thirty-year DJ career at the Big Apple's most influential clubs. Spanning classic jazz, African, underground disco & house. Grass Roots also features some new & exclusive Danny Krivit re-edits. 2001

  9. Hypercity - Andrew Weatherall [1 CD, Amazon US]
    Another mix disc by aficionado Andrew Weatherhall of Two Lone Swordsmen and Sabres of Paradise? Sign me up. Hold on, it's a stirred together collection of Germany's Force Inc and their sub-labels recent output (it appears). Meaning intricate, imminently danceable techno-meets-house is on order today, not the kind of music to grab the spotlight and run with it, but aptly suited to command your spirit all the same.

    M.R.I.'s 'To Be Honest' is a prime example of the operandi, with structured, building layers of muted drums and whispers, buried click-pops among the other surprises to peel back upon subsequent listens. Crane A.K.'s 'Polsterplanet' rides a shimmering synth over darting hi-hats while Safety Scissors' 'Form From Morf' seemingly spins back and forward sample snippets for a cool brain twister. Dirk Diggler's 'Silverfinger' is spot-on spatial minimalism dropping the pace before, by golly, an actual full-blown song ('Tessio' by Vladislav Delay alias Luomo) ends the glide on a warm, fuzzy note.

    There's not a bad track in the lot, and don't sweat the artist anonymity; if you recognize more than three anyway, it's time to join me in Music Junkies Anonymous. The term Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) having long been co-opted by the laptop warriors of the world and their fan base, I'm tempted to demand a moniker recall. 'Hypercity' truly represents music designed for the hips and aimed at your head, while leaving the spastic, glitch-probing on the hard drive. Richard Diaz for amazon.com [...]

  10. Matthew Herbert - Bodily Functions[1 CD, Amazon US]
    For some there's an obvious path in life. Matthew herbert has been playing music for as long as he can remember, taking up the piano and violin at the tender age of four. His father was a sound engineer for the BBC, and as a result the young Herbert was exposed to his extensive collection of musical gadgetry that lay around the home. At school, a music teacher heavily into jazz and pioneering composers such as Steve Reich gave musical insights that were beyond his years, whilst at University he studied drama in a conscious effort to avoid the clutches of classical music training. It was during these years spent in higher education that he first began to use sampling techniques in an exploration of the relationship between music and performance.
    [Bodily Functions features] finely crafted tunes spanning deep house, lounge piano ballad, acid jazz, and more. Highlights include 'You saw it all' which starts off with a funky dance groove reminiscent of vintage Stevie Wonder, and the totally unique 'Foreign Bodies'. Evident everywhere is a well honed sense of composition. Lyrically, the songs are connected, and the story they tell provides the glue that bonds this album's eclectic mix of musical styles into a creative whole. Stylistically, Herbert is not on the bleeding edge anywhere here, his artfulness lies in his sense of composition and attention to detail. I would hesitate to call this album a work of genius, but it's far better than most. -- Zachary Carter

  11. Kerri Chandler's Excursions 01 [Amazon US]
    1. Lost Conquistadores Chocolates - Johnny Hammond 2. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Inner Life 3. There But for the Grace of God Go I 4. Jazz Carnival 5. Summer Love - Kerri Chandler 6. Saudacao Aos Orixas 7. Cada Vez - Negrocan 8. Irmao 9. Soldar de Musique - Sfere 10. Sunshine - Black Science Orchestra 11. I'll Be Your Friend [Original Def Mix] - Robert Owens 12. Automated People 13. Real Thing - Mateo & Matos 14. Higher - Vernessa Mitchell 15. Baghdad Cafe (Callin' U) 16. Freedom - Tom Chasteen

  12. The Shine Presents Afrodigital, Future Sounds From The Motherland (2001) - Various Artists [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    1. Ariya [Afrobeat Straight Mix] (Nigeria) 2. Nimissa (Mali) 3. Comportement (Senegal) 4. Chicco (South Africa) [The African Dub] 5. Sorry Sorry [Old Skoo Afro Dub] (Nigeria) [Francois K Remix] - Femi Kuti 6. Lanaya (Mali) - Issa Bagayogo 7. Nakia [Alegeria] 8. Goor Fit (Senegal) 9. Carnaval de São Vicente [Body and Soul Vocal Mix] - Césaria Évora 10. Ékabo [Afro House Mix] [London/Mix] - Masters at Work 11. Leaving [South Africa - Dantai 12. African Loops [D'Ivoire, Cote] [Us/Austria] - Lukas Ligeti 13. Fété (Senegal) - Babacar Faye

    Afro-Digital--The Future Sound of the Motherland is a 13-track compilation from Shrine DJs, Nikki Lucas, Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt. Inspired, of course by Fela Anikulapo Kuti's legendary Lagos club, the trio have selected tracks that best exemplify modern African music. As the representative tracks are culled from well-known and not so well-known artists from South Africa, Algeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria, there's no defining style. The connecting factor is a deep appreciation of funk and flux. Tony Allen, Kuti's chief arranger and drummer kicks off the album with "Ariya", an afro-beat excursion full of fat Fender Rhodes licks, great drum beats and a wonderful scat vocal from the man himself. Thereafter the "Afro-Digital" journey manages to give us a little Wassolou diva business from Mali singer, Mamou Sidible, a deep hip-hop nodder from Senegalese group, Kantiolis and a jump-up house remix of Femi Kuti's "Sorry, Sorry" from French master, Francois K. Although names such as Algerian Rai purveyor, Cheikha Rimitti ("Nakhla") South African disco king, Chicco and Cesaria Evora (in a great Body and Soul mix of "Carnaval De Sao Vicente") appear, it's new names such as Viviane N'Dour and Dantai who really make this album swing. N'Dour' wonderful "Goor Fit" was apparently inspired by R&B singer Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody", and the Destiny's Child style soul of Dantai's "Leaving" shows why South African kwaito became the byword for cool in the late 90s. --Maxine Kabuubi, amazon.co.uk

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