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Review: Guido – Anidea(Punch Drunk)

Posted in *EMN Reviews, News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by dk

It’s completely understandable why the Bristolian power trio of Joker, Gemmy and Guido would want to escape the term dubstep with all the wobbly ‘lads night out’ connotations it now attracts. However, on the evidence of Guido’s stunning ‘Anidea’ debut, their adopted alternative ‘purple wow’ isn’t really going to cut it either. This album is far too vivid and colouful to be shackled with a single shade or emotion, and it’s set a standard that his West Country bredren will do well to equal. Funkier than a pair of George Clinton’s week-old socks ‘Anidea’ is a breathtaking exercise in minimalism and mood that gets better with every play, barely dropping a step throughout the dozen tracks. While all of the quality dubstep signifiers are there in abundance, tracks like ‘Mad Sax’ and the sublime half-stepper ‘Take Me Higher’ have strong house elements, and there’s more than a whiff of sophisticated R&B in the vocal treatments throughout.
Personally having already thrashed the original instrumental to within an inch of its’ life I can’t help feeling a little ambivalent about Yolanda’s vocals plonked on top of ‘Way U Make Me Feel’, though it works superbly in the context of an album that has been programmed with precision and nous. Guido makes it sound ridiculously simple, yet anyone who has ever grappled with a minimal sound palate will know that just isn’t the case, and it’s impossible not to be floored by the unfathomably deep subs, crafty melodies and macroscopic sound design.
With powerful musical statements like the melancholy ‘Cat In The Window’ and the genuinely next level ‘Tango’ it’s hard to believe this won’t be a serious contender in the Best Of The Year lists, and justifiably so.
(Review by Jim P. for Extramusicnew)

Artist: Guido
Title: Anidea
Cat no: DRUNKCD003
Barcode: 5055317202000
Release Date: May 24th

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*Review* Bassnectar COZZA Frenzy Remix pack vol.1

Posted in *EMN Reviews on February 27, 2010 by dk

Bassnectar COZZA Frenzy REMIX pack vol.1
*Review* By Caveboot

Is a big, bursting, filthy bag of tricks.By now you must have seen Loren play live, and if yes you know what a difficult time it is for him to leave the decks. crowds panting and possessed are held up only by the quaking air that Bassnectar brings, limber and abandoned to the thrall of sound. This is a man that hates to leave his crowd,knowing that that would only bring silence, and collapse, two things entirely opposed to his mission as a certified floor burner.
Consider the cozza remix package to be the after party,then, to the dynamic and popular LP, a denser room packed with Nectar and pals determined to wring that last shiver and sweat from you with more stomping stomp, more wobbling whomp, and some fresh new angles.
Front run by versions by the man himself, expect the expected from the luminous
list of remixing artists; Vadim, Noah D, RJD2, all turn in efforts worthy of their weighty names without veering too far from the name brand itself, in their own turns
crisp, ferocious, and head-noddic.Must haves on the e.p. are tacked at the very back, a harrowing voodoo-crunk campaign from taste maker’s crack habit Robot Koch spools out of the speakers like glass taffy, brittle and smooth, while Stagga whips it to the finish with a jumpy stepper full of dizzying mid range hoovers, feeding air back into the raging burn of branching breaks, carnival ride lights pulsing and arcing on this whirling trip.
If somehow you haven’t seen Bassnectar, you can grab this remix pack and get ourself a quick ticket to the late night version, suspended in that stream of bass until you force yourself to turn it off.

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Bassnectar’s Remix Pack v.1 feat. Robot Koch, Stagga, RJD2, DJ Vadim Remixes + More

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