Bobby Womack-Across 110th Street
I love the intro, it is a benchmark and when Quentin Tarantino took it for Jacky Brown it became my favorite
Mr. Scruff – Get A Move On
The Moondog Sample is legendary when I was a kid it was the signature tune of the famous “Trailer“ movie show.
Massive Attac – Teardrop
Always good for melancholic moments, especially nowadays
Stereo MC’s – Connected
This track opened my mind for UK dance music in the early nineties and made me, a non-dancer, dance.
Johnny Cash – Hurt
In moments of deep sadness and grief, this song helps me to climb over the wall.
Pete Townsend – Face The Face
This tune made me dancing over my bedroom carpet when I was a teenager.
Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick
At a time, when Hip Hop was cool and poetic…
Anton Karas – Der Dritte Mann
As a Viennese guy, this movie-75 years after WW2 has shaped me. Hopefully, we will never go through such a period again.
Gilberto Gil – Esperando Na Janela
When I am laying on the sandy beaches of Brazil, this song inspires me to stay there- forever.
Ellen Allien – Jet
Finally some techno. This is my all-time high favorite when both of them did what they just wanted to do and everything as new.
Crazy Sonic – Light Fair EP (incl. Extrawelt, Kotelett & Joyce Muniz rmxs) (Stripped Down)
Austrian talent, Rudolf Wrany aka Crazy Sonic is a highly respected producer and DJ in his hometown of Vienna, with a history dating all the way back to his breakout in the golden era of the ’90s. Back then, he met the globally renowned Kruder and Dorfmeister, which led him to his infamous ’Tuesday Electronica CRAZY’ club nights at FLEX alongside the likes of Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz and Get Physical’s M.A.N.D.Y… With previous releases on Tronic, Sonusfield & Time Has Changed Records, he continues to build on his stellar discography here with a new EP on Claudio Ricci’s Stripped Down imprint.
Title cut ’Light Fair’ is an immediately captivating opener, fueled by subtle melodic elements, warm bass and a hypnotic groove which come together to deliver a futuristic club hit. The groove continues to flow with a remix from Hamburg duo Extrawelt, who offer a reworking rich with arpeggiated synths, deep chords and distorted elements which build the foundation to this darker and more sinister production. Berlin’s Kotelett, best known as one half of Kotelett & Zadak, takes things into spacey, atmospheric territory with trippy effects, rising stabs and subtle keys.
Next up is Joyce Muniz’s jackin’ remix of ‘Strings & Stripes’, which takes the disco string sample of the original and twists it into something refined yet floor filling. Finally, we have that original of ’Strings & Stripes’, a collaborative recording with Sao Paolo artist and international DJ ALE F. The track reveals a raw and feel-good house sound, fueled by a perfectly used, cut up disco sample.