• bubble bath disco

    1 Mar 2010, 23:51 by idioteque84

  • Best of 2008

    10 Jan 2009, 13:05 by sharevari

    I think I must have listened to less music this year as I didn't have as many candidates this time, so I'm going to limit it to 50 tracks.

    The top 50 songs I listened to in 2008

    1. Jens Lekman - Sipping on the Sweet Nectar (Bogdan Irkük's Love Nectar Mix) (2008)
    I think the reason I like this song so much is that it manages to combine a huge number of the aspects that I appreciate the most in music. Great pop feeling, a fantastically lush production, rich melancholic chord progressions, an insistent dance beat, sweeping strings, arpeggiated synths, italo disco flourishes and a beautiful vocal. Wait for the drop to almost complete silence at 4:57. Breathtaking.

    2. E.R.P. - Vox Automaton (2007)
    Sleek, futuristic and absolutely sublime modern electro. The pads that come in at 1:56 just lifts it off this planet and straight up to heaven. Don't think I will ever tire of this one.

    3. Familjen - Huvudet i sanden (2007)
    This song made me want to jump up and down with a silly smile…
  • Best of 2007

    14 Jan 2008, 01:59 by sharevari

    And there goes another year in which I've totally failed to get into the sounds of today.

    The top 100 songs I listened to in 2007

    1. G.A.N.G. - KKK (Club Mix) (1983)
    Another year, another best of and yet again, a track from 1983 made by an acronym from Italy takes the top spot! It was even harder this time to pick the number one, but in the end this sublime gem of floaty electronic disco won out. It's just perfect, there isn't a single element that could be improved. My favourite bit is the bell-like sequence that first makes an appearance at 1:33. It's anyone's guess why it's named KKK, as the sounds emanating from the speakers are as far from cross-burning dimwits as you could possibly get. As per usual with this sort of stuff, there is virtually no info around about the people who made it or where it came from. But there's a spot-on comment by a user named restless on its Discogs page that nicely summarises the mood of the piece: "Too slow to really dance to it, too floating to be a radio hit…
  • It's Automatic, London, Friday 28 Sep

    15 Sep 2007, 14:04 by sharevari

    So it's finally happening. It's been about four months since the rooftop BBQ where me and Sasha started discussing starting a night and Graziela, being absent as per usual, enthusiastically texted back in support of the idea.

    Between us, we have slightly different musical tastes, but with all three being die-hard Future Brain regulars, it was somewhat inevitable that italo disco would play a large part in this new night. We did not however, want it to be just about italo, as Future Brain already does a fantastic job of that. The idea is that It's Automatic should bring together a wider range of styles, from old school electro and freestyle to jacking ghetto disko a la Legowelt, to Detroit techno to minimal synth to 80s pop to italo/cosmic disco etc. All with an emphasis on fun and danceability (and cheesy synths ;).

    The name, in case you're wondering, is nicked from electro classic It's Automatic by Freestyle.

    So, do come down to The Macbeth on Friday 28 September and join in the festivities. …
  • Bonaire Remixes

    19 Aug 2007, 21:30 by highscore-publ

    Bonaire was originally released on the „Antilles EP“ on Pulver Records in 2004. Featured on the B-Side of the EP, the track didn’t receive an instant spotlight recognition. But slowly, „Bonaire“ grew into a secret club hit. Its piano chords, a funky electro beat, beautiful guitar licks and the irresistible horns of Fat Freddy’s Drop horn section created a timeless boogie track, that those in the know would praise and play.

    When the polish keyboard master and upcoming super talent Maximilian Skiba heard „Bonaire“ for the first time, he thought of „Bonaire“ as a track from the early 1980s. When he found out it was a recent composition, he contacted Felix Haaksman through Warsaw disco king Artur 8, and suggested Felix a Maximilian Skiba remix for „Bonaire“. A few months later, the Maximilian Skiba remix was done. He kept the basic feeling of the track and added a very particular musical note to the track, stretching it to an epic length, the Maximilian Skiba Remix can easily be called a 21st century disco boogie masterpiece.
  • we love electro

    8 Nov 2006, 13:40 by diskotek

    ok, that can be boring to hear from me much, anyway i'm just a kinda messenger.

    CNN news announced that diskötek's secretly released electro set was found. C.I.A. & Legowelt announced that "we don't give a shit"

    only nice people can download from here
    here is the tracklist for taste...

    1. Dexter - Egyptian Daze (Grant Dell & Bob De Rosa Remix)
    2. Little Computer People - Little Computer Poeple (main mix) [PSI002]
    3. Passarani - Phonok (escom vacuum party mix) [SKA017]
    4. Anthony Rother - Basic Level [KAAR1CD]
    5. Maximilian Skiba - Trancendental Dinkiness
    6. Bangkok Impact - The Floor [V12/18]
  • gratishora's Top 20 of [CBS Top 100 2005 Edition]

    11 May 2006, 22:21 by gratishora

    Here's a list of my 20 favourite tracks on the CBS Top 100 2005 Edition list. Original track rankings are (in CBS order) 1,2,3,4,5,10,12,13,17,18,38,39,64,68,69,78,79,88,93 and 94.

    [20] The Chase - 069
    This track gets the 20th and last place. I could easily have included one of the B.W.H.-tracks or possibly Laserdance instead.

    [19] Are You Loving - 094
    Yes sir I am loving! Powerful vocals along with a very likable melody (even though that sound reminds me of pan flute).

    [18] Believe in yourself (remix) - 093
    Suprising changes in energy density always helps! I like that there's something lurking behind the sweeping sound scenery.

    [17] Disco Lunar Module - 039
    Stunning sounds together with a TEE-like beat gives a certain type of drive to it.

    [16] Symphony Electronique (Long) - 003
    Just lovely! I wish it could go on for another 16 minutes. This is possibly as far away you can come from my usual favourite genre - Industrial. Extremely slow and very muffled beats relative to the melody. …