11 Sep 2007, 11:17

The Eclectrik compilation has been described as the soundtrack to a dirty weekend in a decadent boutique hotel by the sea!

It offers a taste of the Brighton label's genre-busting mix of “future cult classics” (The Independent). From the The LoversJarvis Cocker penned La Degustation, through the late-night electro of Product.01 (whose Hot Trap – included here - went Top Ten on MTV Dance) to the organic ska meets breakbeat of The Voodoo Trombone Quartet (whose previous single almost blew their cult credentials by skimming the edges of the official UK download charts) - the compilation aims to define the sound and ethos of the label by bringing together releases both past, present and future. It even includes a few that ‘got away’.

Although many of these records willfully slipped beneath the mainstream radar, there are songs here like, for instance, Sonido Total from Barcelona’s acclaimed The Pinker Tones that may be more familiar as one of at least six tracks in the TV series Ugly Betty. This sits alongside exclusive new material such as Lodekka’s Yes Mr. B and Electric Love by Dodo (which will also be available as a 7” single to tie in with the album.)

Listen to the album sampler FREE here: Eclectrik Taster Mix (12 Min)
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A seamlessly smooth, slinky, sexy and seductive selection of downtempo electronica, contemporary exotica and eccentric pop.
(Nude Magazine - issue 11)

Full of lounging dance-floor killers that ad-men will weep to hear... Enough effortless cool to grace a TV-ad soundtrack very, very soon.

12 very fine compositions that have, in their own separate ways,
booked into the anti mainstream hotel... Get this or get thinking

Gold award - 8.5/10

Eclectrik is cheeky and its sexy. There is such a variety of styles at play it seems impossible that they all blend as nicely as they do. Eclectrik calls for nothing but respect for what everyone at Freshly Squeezed is up to right now.

Its easy to see why big corporations and the movie and TV industry love them so... this is most certainly one to pick up, and if you work in the AD business then it wouldnt hurt to get a copy on expenses now would it?


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