Various Artist Boogy Bytes Vol. 02 Mixed by Sascha Funke
- Words: Patrick Sisson
- Label: Bpitch Control
A perhaps unintended but fitting follow-up to his 2003 artist album Bravo, Sascha Funke's new mix showcases his aesthetic, a mutant strain of pop techno that adds warm, breathy layers to chilly, minimal dance music. The mix starts softly with strains of early Detroit techno, as ethereal keyboards and fat, Kevin Saunderson-style basslines creep in beneath the melody. The beats become more otherworldly during an Isolée remix of a Ricardo Villalobos track before segueing into hazy, relaxed songs that nudge the tempo forward. But Funke never loses his cool; even the paranoid banger "Where We At" mixes schizophrenic vocals with Derrick Carter's smooth monologue.
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