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Terrence Parker feat. Reno Ka, Finally – Part 1

Planet E is the third label to release Terrence Parker’s Finally, but also the best of the bunch with a Louie Vega remix and C2 edit.

LWE’s Top 5 Overrated Tracks of 2012

For our fifth and last year-end column, staff writer Nick Connellan takes the top five overrated tracks of 2012 to task.

LWE Reviews Moogfest 2012

With the festival and a massive hurricane behind him, LWE contributor Michael C. Walsh offers his blow-by-blow take on Asheville, NC’s Moogfest 2012.

Paperclip People, Throw Remix

Ignoring the timeless advice, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Slam turn in a negligible remix of Carl Craig’s undeniable classic as Paperclip People, “Throw.”

Ramadanman & Appleblim, Void 23

Void 23 finds three incredibly talented producers struggling to articulate what they’re trying to accomplish over nine minutes.

BBH: Various Artists, Further Adventures In Techno Soul

The second artist compilation on Ferox Records brought all of its disparate influences together and still stands today as a fine calling card for Russ Gabriel’s label.

Talking Shopcast with Planet E

While other producers and labels have come and gone, Carl Craig and Planet E have forged a path ever forward, pushing themselves and their art to uncharted territory. Carl was kind enough to talk to LWE about what makes his twenty year old record label tick, and offered valuable insight into some of his other projects outside of Planet E. He also drafted Monty Luke to compile Talking Shopcast 09, an exclusive mix of Planet E works.

Urban Tribe, Urban Tribe

Urban Tribe’s latest release arrives on Moodymann’s Mohagani Music label and feels more like a quaint document than a magnum opus, the techno equivalent of a living-room jam recorded on someone’s cheap tape deck.

LWE 2Q Reports: Top 5 Overrated Tracks

For this column I’ve endured a great deal of popular dance tracks from the first half of 2010 to pick five whose acclaim seems most at odds with their merits. Most of them are not intolerable and some of them you might even enjoy — all the more reason to figure out why they punched above their weight.

Kirk Degiorgio, Membrane

Back in 1992, Kirk Degiorgio’s first ART EP (originally released by R&S Records) found itself getting licensed to Planet E, albeit in a slightly paired down and remixed form, but nonetheless giving two of productions front and center billing. He returned the favor soon after, providing a home for some of Carl Craig’s finest work under his Psyche and BFC monikers on the ART 3 EP. Fast forward 18 years and Degiorgio has returned to Planet E with his latest 12″, Membrane. With Degiorgio reviving his ART imprint and catching his second wind on the techno front, this would seem a perfect fit if not somewhat of a homecoming.

Little White Earbuds January Charts 2010

01. Azari & III, “Reckless (With Your Love)”
[Permanent Vacation] (buy)
02. Reagenz ft. Fred P., “Keep Building” [Workshop] (buy)
03. Pangaea, “Why” [Hessle Audio] (buy)
04. TJ Kong & Modular K, “Venusberg”
[Four:Twenty Recordings] (buy)
05. Hot Chip, “One Life Stand” (Carl Craig PCP Remix)
[EMI] (buy)
06. Roni Nachum, “Guest Service Shalom”
[Fine Art Recordings] (buy)
07. André Lodemann, “Still Dreaming”
[Freerange Records] (buy)
08. Anthony “Shake” Shakir, “Arise”
[Rush Hour Recordings] (buy)
09. EQD, “Equalized003-B” [Equalized] (buy)
10. Brandt Brauer Frick, “Button” [The Gym] (buy)

Hell ft. Bryan Ferry, U Can Dance

Taken from Hell’s ambitious double album Teufelswerk, “U Can Dance” unapologetically looks back at electroclash with rose tinted glasses, Bryan Ferry lacing the track with his languid, lounge lizard tones. Hell’s original (with help from Peter Kruder and Christian Prommer from Trüby Trio on programming) starts off strong, merging icy cool, arpeggiated synths with Ferry’s equally frosty serenade to a club nymph. Though clocking in at nearly ten minutes, it is in danger of overstaying its welcome after two thirds of the way through. The keyboards start getting a little cheesy and Ferry has long since left the vocal booth, presumably in search for a cigarette or a martini; in any case the magic is over by the six minute mark or so.

Hydronaut/Aquarhythms, Deep In The Feeling/Warm Seqs

Jay Ahern’s name has crept up a lot recently, often in the same sentence as his Hauntologists project with Stefan Schneider or his Cheap and Deep moniker/label born in 2009. Seasoned techno watchers, however, will recognize Ahern as the scene stalwart behind Aquarhythms (who recorded for Astralwerks), Add Noise, and a handful of other monikers dating as far back as 1992. With a new crop of listeners awaiting his next transmission, Ahern offered a personal history lesson that was remarkably germane for 2009’s sonic climate. The “Deep In the Feeling/Warm Seqs” 12,” which features mid-90’s era remixes from Morgan Geist and Carl Craig, feels more than 10 years ahead of its time.

Download an exclusive track from nsi.

Few electronic musicians have earned the title of “mad scientists” as thoroughly as nsi., the venerable duo of Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer. Their productions are often the results of studio experimentation, allowing their analog synths and vintage drum machines to run wild and form tracks almost incidentally — the journey being much more important than the end destination. On Friday February 5th, as part of the Unsound Festival, nsi. will bring their sonic tinkering (and much of their analog gear) to New York City to provide the soundtrack for Andy Warhol’s seminal film, “The Kiss,” alongside Detroit techno legend Carl Craig, who will do the same for Warhol’s “The Blowjob.” There are 7:30pm and 9:30pm showings at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, both of which will probably sell out, so get your tickets while you can.

Little White Earbuds March Charts

01. St. Plomb, “Flight Back” [Contentismissing]
02. Audio Werner, “Easygoing” [Hartchef Discos]
03. Glimpse, “Drifting” (C2 Deep Mix) [Planet E]
04. Spencer Parker, “Untitled Head” [liebe*detail]
05. David K, “73 Tomtom Avenue” (Jimpster remix)
[Tsuba Records]
06. House of House, “Rushing to Paradise (Walkin’ These Streets)” [Whatever We Want Records]
07. The Mountain People, “Mountain007.1”
[Mountain People]
08. Shed, “Another Wedged Chicken” (Martyn’s 131 remix) [Ostgut Tonträger]
09. DJ Koze, “Spitzer Group” [LWE]
10. Loco Dice, “Tight Laces” (Marcel Dettmann’s Response 1 & 2) [Desolat]

Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald, ReComposed – New Mixes By Ricardo Villalobos & Carl Craig

Painting by Stephan Balleux [Deutsche Grammophon] The third volume of Deutsche Grammophon’s “ReComposed” series was a match made in heaven: longtime friends and past collaborators Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald teaming up to “recompose” classical pieces by Modest Mussorgsky and Maurice Ravel in their own inimitable styles. The resulting LP was one of 2008’s […]

Carl Craig, Sessions

[!K7] Thanks to the generosity of Carl Craig and !K7, there’s a free download after the jump. After an artist reaches legendary stature too often they are boiled down to just that — a legend who needs no explaining or closer examination. Even though most of us are quite familiar with Carl Craig as a […]