Here is the wonderful slo-mo house jam I've found in the latest Beats In Space podcast with Superpitcher. It's a Magazine Edit on "Render 2" by Cologne-based electronic-supercollective Cologne Tape. Members of Cologne Tape include Ada, Axel Willner (The Field), Jorg Burger, Jens-Uwe Beyer (Popnoname), John Harten, Philipp Janzen (Von Spar), Daniel Ansorge and Battles' drummer John Stanie. As you see, this is truly an epic project and I bet that just the names of it creators make you wanna check it. All of the five tracks on "Render" EP are worth listening but I'd recommend you to start with "Render 2 (Magazine Edit)", 'cause it's definetely one of the main slo-mo house anthems of the year. I just don't know how I've overlooked it?
Well, 2010 was a pretty weak year in the musical history and there were no any remarkable masterpieces like Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973 or even Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion" in 2009. Everything was very modest and poor. Anyway, lots of nice qualitative music here. For example, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's "Before Today", Autechre's "Oversteps" and so on. Check out the list of my favourite 2010 albums to be sure:
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
Actress - Splazsh
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Deepchord Presents Echospace - Liumin
Autechre - Oversteps
Sylvain Chauveau - Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated)
Scuba - Triangulation
Four Tet - There Is Love in You
Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer
Oddisee - Traveling Man
The Knife In Collaboration With Mt. Sims & Planningtorock - Tomorrow, in a Year
Slum Village - Villa Manifesto
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
ShinSight Trio - Somewhere Beyond the Moon
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
The Black Dog - Music for Real Airports
Shit Robot - From the Cradle to the Rave
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
Onra - Long Distance
Paul White - Paul White & the Purple Brain
The Underbelly - Seven Feet Under
Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
Black Milk - Album of the Year
Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Kings Ballad
The Chemical Brothers - Further
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!
PVT - Church With No Magic
John Roberts - Glass Eights
Blue Six - Neosis
Kuniyuki Takahashi - Walking in the Naked City
MGMT - Congratulations
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Trentemøller - Into The Great Wide Yonder
Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City)
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Shed - The Traveller
Alex Smoke - Lux
Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Made an easy edit of The Stone Roses' "Fools Gold" just to play at tomorrow's party. Pitched up the tempo, looped some moments and got rid of nearly 80 percents of vocal line. I really love Ian Brown's voice but in this case it ruins all of the track's drive which I need for a party.
As you see, not much work; but that's exactly what I need.
This is the first mix in my "This Is The Inspiration" mixtape series dedicated to the music that inspires me to create, live and have fun. It consists of tracks produced by my favourite modern techno/house producers including Pantha du Prince, John Roberts, Prosumer, Motor City Drum Ensemble, etc.
But it doesn't mean that every episode of "This Is The Inspiration" will be the same, no.
In my future mixes you'll hear absolutely different material in various genres ranging from ambient to abstract hip-hop, from smooth jazz to detroit techno and so on.
Sometimes I'll even put my own tracks and remixes as well as the music written by my friends. Maybe someday it will inspire someone too :).