Have you ever watched a fire at night? I find it totally fascinating to just look into a fire and follow my own thoughts.
I don’t know if you can follow me here, but this DJ set tries to capture a similar mood: The contrast between cold darkness and a bright fire that dances in the dark…
The opener track “Blaue Moschee” by Die Vögel is one of those strange hits that pop up from time to time: It’s a real dancefloor burner in the clubs right now even though it sounds very strange and different to other Techno tracks. Nevertheless, I really like that trumpet sound here, and it’s rare to have that swing feel in a Techno track.
I have been following Hardfloor for years now, and I am still fascinated with their simple yet anthemic Acid productions. They just keep releasing great tracks, and they have been around for a long time already. Their other project Dadamnphreaknoizphunk is also worth listening to. While Hardfloor productions are usually straight Techno bangers, the tracks by Dadamnphreaknoizphunk are more on the Trip-Hop side.
Leschet & Wilde is a duo from Cologne that is already famous for their wild live acts. Irwin Leschet, one half of that duo, is also a resident of the regular Silberschwein-parties that has a real pig-shaped disco ball as a mascot. They also started with their own label a while ago, and the first two releases are already great examples of how you can make deep dancefloor music without being cheesy or overly abstract.
Finally, I would like to highlight the track “Zoom” by Barem. This is a great example for a netaudio release that you can even download for free . I am often impressed by how much great electronic music is available for free on the net – makes one wonder about those superstar DJs even more.
- Die Vögel – Blaue Moschee
- Vinyl – The Weasel
- Hardfloor – Who Took Da Box
- Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann Remix)
- Barem – Zoom
- Shane – Reaching For The Stars
- Westbam – Die Dunkelsequenz
- Rob Acid – On Fire
- New Delhi FM – Cable Pollution Results
- Leschet & Wilde – Autummatik (Heiko Voss & Geiger Remix)
- Jamie Fisher – The Calm Before The Storm (Deluna Remix)