On the last day of summer I decided to get into gear, so the first Pejhy Podcast is here. A selection of songs for listening to whilst walking, watching, working, or waiting.. siting, standing, shopping or smooching.. flying, cycling, driving or dreaming.
01. Herbie Hancock & Quincy Jones Introduction
02. Four Tet – Nothing To See
03. Omar-S – The Further You Look The Less You Will See
04. Heartthrob – In My Room
05. Nick Holder – Erotic Illusions (Triple T OV Mix by Steve Bug & Martin Landsky)
06. Veitengruber – Big Love
07. Zev – Don’t Break It (Kenny Glasgow & Jonny White Remix)
08. Johnny D – Leave Or Love Me
09. Pol_On – Molala
10. Nicolas Jaar – Shakedown
11. Deetron & Seth Troxler – Sing
12. FCL – More Than Seven
13. Renaissance Man – What is Guru (dOP Remix)
14. Bjorn Wilke – Mendrum
15. Luna City Express – Mr. Jack (Robags Edna Mompf Remix)
16. Stimming – The Anger
17. Martin Buttrich – Song Six
18. Laolu – O Fantasma
19. Fritz Kalkbrenner – Last Call
Omar who recently collaborated on Henrick Schwarz’s remix of Stevie Wonder is back again with Maddslinky (Dave Jones aka Zed Bias) of Tru Thoughts label. Special is to be released (13.09.10) with a selection of remixes, which will later feature on an album (25.10.10) with further collaborations. Soulful groovy gentle garage.
I’m always excited about new Boy 8-Bit productions and his latest EP on Turbo Recordings is no exception. It features two full dance tracks with raw melodies and ever familiar evolving 8-bit samples. Sumptuous sounds.
Two new dj controllers have recently been announced, but what doe’s this mean for the traditional dj booth. With a decrease in vinyl usage, is it not long before cds follow, digital takes over and all that is needed is a small empty space. These pieces of hardware/software certainly do feed speculation.
First some software that enables djing on windows based touchscreen devices (iPad software in development). Product page.
Second, although not a new concept, native instruments, with their high quality and thoughtful creations, have produced a comprehensive dj controller for Traktor with four channels and much more. Product page.
Third, out for over a year but unique in its user interface is Pacemaker, completely removing the need for a booth. Product page.
Final food, the simple two channel hands on approach.
XXXY has risen to be one of my favourite producers in the scene recently. His stand out set at Pipedown at the Rhythm Factory at the beginning of last month buttered me up well, but this latest offering really hits the spot. Crisp beats, cleverly manipulated vocals, rising synths, ridiculous arpeggios – this has everything we love here at Pejhy. Just wait for that last drop. Yes!
XXXY – Ordinary Things
GDX of the austrian label Phlox provides some deep garage delights here in the track “Aint Gonna Love You”. Crisp and clear but full of weight and depth this reminds a lot of the sounds of Scuba, fusing a spacious techno palette with the tight syncopation of garage. I wasn’t aware of the Phlox label until stumbling across this gem, so assumed they were new. Turns out they have been going a while now and have a wealth of bak releases to go and raid. good stuff.
GDX – Ain’t Gonna Love You
A truly magical number here from Incyde. Whilst floating through a haze of soft pads and ambience we are invited to exercise our imagination across a mystical plain inhabited by bass, beats and birds. Really very nice.
Incyde – En Passant
Personal favourite and man of the moment Hackman delivers some clever movements with this one. The tone is set straight away with a voice magically emerging from a horn sound. There are too many layers in this one to categorise, just listen and find the groove.
Hackman – Daylight Fires, Buzzin’
Scorching Tech Funk courtesy of Jeremy Lloyd and Peter Jones. A pretty eclectic selection of sounds in this one, but woven together with subtlety and vision, real nice, headphones are a must.
Invisible Wire – In Between Spaces
Kontext is a master at tapping into the fields of my imagination. Through his techno garage glitch hybrid babies he conjures realms of industrial dystopias clouded with fog like Murcof on a dance tip. I absolutely loved his disassociate lp earlier this year and this song is one of a few promising more exiting things on the horizon from the immerse stronghold.
Kontext – Daphnia Pulex
Lastly hypno paves the way to the fruity rave. This ones a year old, but ive only just discovered its still box-fresh!
Andrew Zuckerman‘s latest photographic project features an array of bird species and captures their portraits in a white setting. A simple concept that clearly displays the diverse colours and textures of each bird. The dedicated website birdbook.org includes many great photos along with sound samples and basic information. Sensational.