Moodmusic is a Berlin-based label that’s shed light on DJ crates across the planet for a decade, responsible for 12”s from tech-house magnates like Sasse, Dirt Crew, and most recently, Spirit Catcher. The 10 Years Compilation, which commemorates, uh, ten years of releases, is a 2-disc piece of Moodmusic’s prolific history. Disc One sees Sasse mixing unreleased tracks from the label’s new crop, including artists like Code-E, Naughty, World of Apples, and others.Read more »
Pittsburgh-bred Greg Gilles (a.k.a. Girl Talk) had a frantic 2006. The mash-up kingpin juggled life as a biomedical engineer, remixer, and consistently touring party-crusher for the better part of the year, not to mention gave countless interviews for a mass of magazines and probably answered a heap of love letters via Myspace as well.Read more »
Rocksteady fans have something new to cheer about, as London’s Soul Jazz imprint has added more to its already enormous cache of Studio One reissue compilations. Most early reggae collectors have religiously followed the dozens of excellently conceived and packaged compilations since the series debuted in 2001.
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Breakcore is alive, and Venezuela's Cardopusher doesn't rely on cliché spooky samples or excessively scattered, distorted drums to prove that point. Instead, homeboy melds Latin rhythms, trance synths (and, yes, they sound rad), dubstep-influenced bass, and fierce breakdowns. For his I Need Someone I Can Imitate EP, Cardo brings along Breakcore vets Sickboy and Retrigger. Chaos awaits.Read more »
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