BUDDHA - THROWING STONES IN PLACID POOLS (CD / LP) (release:
Stephan Parmentier and Pieter Verschueren are Plastyc
Buddha, the latest proponent of Antwerp's incredibly
fertile and versatile underground music scene. Parmentier
and Verschueren, both seasoned performers and in-demand
session musicians, have created an album that no doubt
will come to be regarded as one of the outstanding releases
of the year. The 11 track, 54 minutes album "Throwing
Stones In Placid Pools" is a 'must have' record
that keeps on growing with each listening session. Based
around the gently mesmerising chimes of the Fender Rhodes
electric piano and peppered with latin beats, this is
the sound of seduction - it's irresistable.
EMBARGO! - TECHNOLOGY (CD) (release: 9/04/2001)
After the four successful
single releases (Embargo!, Hysterie, Blackout and Scream),
there's now the full album Technology of EMBARGO! with
many, many more banging techno-trance tracks. EMBARGO!
are three friends, Philippe,
David and Michel. Philippe and David shared the same
passion for the same style of music and they decided
to open a record store in Strassbourg specialised in
club music mainly on import. In the back of the shop
they built a studio in which they produce their own
music on their label Clubtraxx Records. After they produced
two hits, the idea appeared to create an own album.
They managed to do this after 1,5 year. The album contains
next to their hits also the new single Scream and some
unreleased tracks such as Fantasy drive.
LAGOA 8 (CD) (release: 9/04/2001)
Belgian Lagoa club and record
company N.E.W.S. are releasing their 8th compilation
yet. Resident dj's H.S. and Frank Biazzi selected the
tracks representing the club's atmosphere. Dj H.S. has
produced the opening track 'Come on' together with X-filter.
Furthermore Lagoa continuous with some
really banging techno tunes from producing stars such
as Frankie Bones, Jark Prongo, Bjørn Svin and
Psykofu*k. But, on this compilation you will also find
two really big club hits: Zero-gi with 'Helium breath'
and dj Manu with 'The shaker'.
RIVE ESKIMO - NATURAL MUSIC VAPORISOR (CD / triple vinyl)
Word from Belgium's most famous
underwear factory is that Eskimo 2 'Rive Eskimo' is
even better. Pants we cried but lo and behold it really
does deliver like a pair of 'lucky' briefs. Rive Eskimo
presents a seamless mix compilation of dance, funk and
pop gems providing a bold and fresh selection for today's
modern dancefloor emporiums and boutiques. 'Lambchop
with Zero 7', and the eighties euro smash by Laidback
'Bakerman'. Last time round they mixed Hall and Oates
'I Cant Go For That' into Herald the arrival of spring
with classic moments of joy such as Danny Krivits re-edit
of MFSB's 'Love is the Message', James Brown's 'Payback',
De La Souls 'Say No Go' this time another sampled record
and its source are united in the mix; EPMD's 'Its Time
to Party' is blended into MFSB 'Love is the Message'.
SYSTEM 19 (CD) (release: 19/03/2001)
The 19th volume of Club System
with a nice zebra-look presents you as usual the best
club traxx of the moment, all mixed by dj Sven Lanvin.
This compilation includes all the current club hits
on one mixed cd. Stay tuned and enjoy dj One-finger's
crazy party tune Housefucker, Madrid Inc's follow up
to 'My Sunday's Love' Remember the past, Planet Funk's
romantic type trancegroovepounder Chase the sun and
today's hard stomping trance track The truth by BBC
Traxx in a dj Gert remix. Continue with Cherrymoon's
progressive dancefloorkiller Needle destruction, Vibration
Inc II's Massive future bomb and Sonorous' fluffy flowing
trancer Glass garden released on new trance label Yris.
303 - SURVIVAL'S OUR MISSION (CD) (release: 19/03/2001)
The pioneering spirit of the
first hour back at the Music Box still lives on with
each new track that Phuture creates. Now with some of
their best material to date Phuture release their new
album on Belgium's infamous Music Man label. The album
features a return of DJ Pierre to the group for a new
version of Lil Louis legendary 'Blackout' with Spanky
doing the vocals again from scratch. The new album,
'Survival's Our Mission', staying true to the original
spirit and sound of this pioneering outfit. There is
much debate and speculation about who created Acid music.
The general consensus of opinion swings towards Phuture
after their release of the classic hit 'Acid Tracks'.
Phuture had unwittingly created the blueprint for the
children of the revolution, and turned the dance music
world on its head. Survival's Our Mission features some
of Phuture's most prolific production work to date besides
'Blackout' weighing in at a full length, vinyl only
mix of 13 minutes (edited CD version) are club jems
such as 'Flatline' and 'Riden' as well as the low-pitched
'Vintage Drums' and instantly recognisable vocals of
Spanky for the album titled 'Survival's Our Mission'.
The minimal tribal rhyhms of 'Pro-Traxx Rhythm' 'Metal
Percussions', and 'Tribal Tek' all add to the unique
styles of Phuture's creativity, while '2001' and 'Northern
Lights' show their deeper shades utilising exuberant
strings over solid percussion, but never loosing sight
of the dancefloor.
PHuture will survive!