As they’ve proved popular I thought I’d put together another hour long Spotify set. Essentially these are Tracks I’ve enjoyed in the last year or so, yeap It’s another Collection of 80’s inspired Cosmic/Italo tinged House & Techno, a quick check on what to expect, and then the track list.
• Multi-layered and delayed spaced out sounds ✓
• Galloping Synths ✓
• Chattering Appergiator Riffs ✓
• Twinkling harmonics ✓
• Middling camp factor ✓
1. Blondes – ‘Synthesist‘ 2011 Rvng Intl
Pretty much love anything from this Brooklyn based duo, a really distinctive layering sound.
2. Sven Weisemann – ‘Slices’ (Boris Hotton Mix) 2008 liebe*detail spezial
Missed this first time around, classy minimal Germanic Tech House.
3. John Daly – ‘Flashback’ 2009 Wave Music
Another superb 80’s-esque synth cut from this extremely talented Irish producer, taken from John’s 2009 album ‘Sea and Sky‘.
4. Ripperton – ‘Farra’ 2010, Green
Love the way the sounds are balanced here, creating a spooky, distant dreamscape. Track is taken from Ripperton’s 2010 album ‘Niwa‘.
5. Âme – ‘Excelsior’ – 2006, Sonar Kollektiv
A tripped out, downtempo sojourn from this superb German act.
6. Cosmo Vitelli – ‘Running Backwards’ – 2011, I’m A Cliché
A dark, robotic tech-house chugger, with a rocking End-of-the-world type feel.
7. Nick Chacona – ‘Be like Olive’ – 2010, Moodmusic
An excellent, deep-but-mellow cut hailing from Nick’s debut album ‘Love in the Middle“.
8. Ilya Santana – ‘Dance Beyond‘ – 2010, Eskimo Recordings
A superb Moroder-esque monster from a very gifted Belgian producer with all the right references. Also a label stablemate of the superb Aeroplane.
** Here’s the link for the playlist: http://spoti.fi/uy5ukk – enjoy!!
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