EPRCOMP001 - Various Artists - Gare de Bāle - The Sound of Basel
Track 1: Deep Bros – Moments (DJ Tool) (04:02 min) Track 2: Moritz & Max – Retro Dancer (Original Mix) (05:32 min) Track 3: Malicious Joy – Hooked (Original Mix) (07:02 min) Track 4: Fred Licci & Denis Capizzi – Greenpuma (Original Mix) (06:59 min) Track 5: Gin Tonic Soundsystem & G-Rillo – Kunststofftraum (Original Mix) (07:20 min) Track 6: Mike & Nika – Ibiza Esta Loca (Original Mix) (06:59 min) Track 7: Francesco Ballato – I Wish (Original Mix) (07:45 min) Track 8: Floyd Hatton – Das Schwarze Pferd (Original Mix) (08:30 min) Track 9: Branislove – Berlin (Original Mix) (06:51 min) Track 10: Ned ONeal – Ali Baba Sings His Song (Original Mix) (06:57 min) Track 11: Dodobeatz & Thimlife – Not The Way (Original Mix) (04:06 min)
Electrophil Records continues to grow as a platform for Basel-based electronic artists with the release of its first ever compilation, entitled Gare de Bāle – The Sound of Basel. Rather than rely on label staples, Electrophil wanted to use the compilation as a means of unearthing hidden talent and so ran a competition offering producers both young and old the chance to become a part of Basel's wider electronic narrative. After much deliberating, 11 tracks were selected, bringing together elements of house, techno and electro from both cantons of this swiss area.
Experienced pairing Deep Bros open the compilation with 'Moments', easing the listener in on a bed of warm, affable chords and cosmic synths. Debutant duo Moritz & Max ensure the energy is kept bubbling away with 'Retro Dancer', whose jazzy, pumping groove conveys a maturity beyond their years. 'Hooked' by Malicious Joy meanwhile dips its toes into deeper territory, combining a gogo rhythms with classic house vocals, while Fred Licci & Denis Capizzi round off a more than buoyant introduction with the thickset, infectious stylings of electronic house number 'Greenpuma'. Joining forces on 'Kunststofftraum' are Gin Tonic Soundsystem & G-Rillo, who delve into the swirling recesses of guitar-inflected tech house before seasoned white-isle enthusiasts Mike & Nika turns things up a notch on 'Ibiza Esta Loca'. Cuts from Francesco Ballato and 22 year old Floyd Hatton represent the more twisted side to the city's musical character, layering an eerie miscellany of sounds - from glitchy bleeps and blips to ominous bass swells - over sparse minimal frameworks. Serbian-born producer Branislove rounds off the more underground side of things with 'Berlin', an appropriately epic slice of tech house that will have the listener fully entranced by way of its resonant, emotive core. At first glance, 'Ali Baba Sings His Song' and 'Not The Way' - by Ned O'Neal and Dodobeatz & Thimlife respectively - seem somewhat incongruous amongst the compilation's previous, deeper selections. That said, both records offer a rich and invaluable look into the more upfront electronic markets that the city has to offer. Ned O'Neal's strong arab influences combine beautifully with his pummelling peak-time framework, while 'Not The Way' closes out this vibrant, auspicious cross-section of Basel's sonic being with a proper, no-nonsense cut of jackin' electro house.
Gare de Bāle – The Sound of Basel is out on Electrophil Records on the 9th May 2013. This Project is supported by Kultur.kick Basel.
Catastrophic (Tunnel FM - Sweden) Rating: 3/5 Comment: Thanks for the music
Robert Grand (additan radio) Rating: 3/5 Would you play it?: Yes Comment: Nice Compilation! Thank you
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DJ Linus (Sujet Musique) Rating: 5/5 Would you play it?: Yes Comment: Into track 1 and 4! Full support!
Ramon Tapia (Say What Recordings, Aella Music) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: Retro Dancer Comment: will try thnx
Richie Hawtin (Minus) Rating: 3/5 Comment: downloaded for r hawtin
Edgar de Ramon (Mindshake, Kiara records) Rating: 5/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: i'll play for sure!!! Thanksssss :)
DJ Tonic Rating: 5/5 Would you play it?: Yes Would you chart it?: Yes Favourite Track: Ibiza esta Loca Comment: Ibiza esta Loca! I like!
Eddie Hu (Revox Records , Nervous Records) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: some cool tunes here, thanks SLAM (Orde Meikle) (Soma) Rating: 4/5 Comment: thanx for the trax -will road test this weekend - thanx guys
Bebetta (DAMM Records) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: ein paar Goldstücke sind dabei.
Giuliano A.L. (Hotel Es Vive', Cafe Del Mar, Kama Sushi - Ibiza) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: Great Compilation my favorite Moments DJ Tool and
Dole and Kom (Death by Disco) Rating: 4/5 Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: Hooked!
Mojiito (pure* records) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Comment: thx!
Miss Torn Rating: 4/5 Would you chart it?: Yes Comment: Full support Mike and Nika
Franco Bianco (Hypercolour, Dilek, Multivitamins) Comment: Great release! I will use it for my sets and also for my radio show at Delta FM 90.3 in Buenos Aires. Thanks for the music! :)
Matt star Comment: download for matt star
Marco Carola (Music On) Comment: downloading for marco carola, thanks
Micheldehey (Hey! Muzik) Comment: Some good stuff in there!
Nudisco (Yellow Tail, Takt, Great Stuff) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Moments Comment: nice
The Micronauts (Christophe Monier - Rituel - Micronautics) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Would you chart it?: Yes Favourite Track: Not the Way Comment: Nice electro techno track by Dodobeatz & Thimlife. Thanks!
LAURENT N. (LCR & Electropical Records) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: Nice package & stuff. Will play & Support.
D.Kowalski (Space Panorama rec.) Rating: 4/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Das Schwarze Pferd Comment: Cool compilation! Thanks!~
TURM 3 (Boje Records) Rating: 3/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: nice track from Malicious Joy
Beatamines (Beatamines | Keno records / Mangue) Rating: 3/5 Favourite Track: Moments Comment: track 1 & 2 for me. will try! thanks
Nana K. (Housesession Records / CusCus Music) Rating: 3/5 Would you play it?: Yes Comment: For me Track 6 & 7 !
MauMau Rating: 3/5 Comment: thanks! nice one, but there are other cities with better sound.
Nick Chatelain (Hugh, Deep Bass, Bedroom Muzik) Comment: nice package, support!!!
Thomas Tesla (Tomasuchy) Comment: downloading. Great release!
SIS (COCOLINO / Crosstown Rebels) Comment: download for SIS
Roger Sanchez (MOS / Kontor / Ultra / Stealth / DoItYourself | ReleaseYourself) Comment: Downloading to try out, thanks
Romforlove (Yoruba Grooves) Comment: Thanks for the great tunes!
Daniel Danilovic Comment: tnx
Chris Hirose (Root50) Comment: i wish is my pick here
Mj Couture Comment: Nice release!
COMMA Group Comment: great pack!thanks for sharing!
Tom Pooks (Moovment-FAMILY PIKNIK -CLUB) Comment: ths for promo will tell you after check be good tom
Ken Liu (Headset Recordings) Comment: Malicious Joy - Hooked is my pick of the bunch. Will play. Thanks!
Alessan Main (Octopus Records / Material Series / Aella Music) Comment: thanks
Niko Rivera (Pressure, Sexibeats, Metronomo, Animals Muziq Recordings) Comment: super pack!!, thanks ..i will test it
Mario Ferrini Rating: 3/5 Would you play it?: Yes Would you chart it?: Yes Favourite Track: Ibiza esta Loca Comment: Ibiza esta Loca is my favourite track.
Fedde Le Grand Rating: 3/5 Favourite Track: Retro Dancer Comment: Thank you for the music you sent us! We look forward to reviewing it. Should we decide to use your material we will notify you as soon as possible...
Rich Vom Dorf (Rennbahn Records) Rating: 3/5 Would you play it?: Yes Favourite Track: Hooked Comment: